Thursday, May 7, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 4 1 0 M 0 5 3 1 0 2 2 V 9 EMPIRE M1CPOFILM CO PO BOX 816423 TX 75383 Unicorns rally to Pages Grandmas in a Page 4 Spring cleanup a fourweek job Its that time Time to tunnel through the venture under the beds and dig to the back of the The city of New Braunfels for the third year in a con ducting its citywide spring cleaning which has garnered millions of pounds of trash from area For four city trash crews will be collecting garbage they wouldnt normally pick such as dog wood ices lawn chairs and general yard Crews will not pick up old car or tree trunks and In city crews picked up a total of pounds of In crews collected pounds of Along with the extra city residents may also haul their unwanted items to the ci landfill free of charge on May May and May Persons wishing to use the land fill must show proof of Only pickup trucks or small utili ty trailers may be used for this City Public Works Director Fred Ryden asks that residents wishing to take advantage of the extra pickup to place items near the street no later than the day of Limbs are to be tied up in bundles of not more than 10 no longer than 4 Areas north of West San An tonio Street and Common are scheduled for Monday collection areas south of West San Antonio Street and Common are schedul ed for Tuesday Collections dates are May 11 and May 12 May 18 and May 19 May 26 and May 27 a Tuesday and Wednesday because of the Memorial Day holiday on Mon day June 1 and June For more information about the call the Public Works For a map of the cleanup see Page 5 of todays CUT considers rollback petition By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Comal United Taxpayers may lead the way In seeking the 343 signatures necessary to call for a special municipal ax rollback the groups president said John Pierson said the possibility of calling for a should council adopt a greater than8 percent Increase of property tax rates at its May 13 was discussed by members at a meeting early this We are talking about it and we are going to watch Pierson referring to a proposed 35 percent property tax hike which would raise the current effective rate of 28 cents per evalua tion by 10 City staff has begun looking into further line item deletions within the proposed budget in an ef fort to reduce ad valorem rate The re quested budget amounts to some following the deletion earlier this week of that was to have provided city employees with a 3 percent costoflivlng pay Various revenue including the pro posed 35 percent property tax which would generate some in additional ad valorem and a requested additional transfer of from the were used to balance the proposed Despite reports that New Braunfels currently has the second lowest tax rate statewide among cities its and would even with a 10 cent in Pierson still said he believes that New Braunfels is If people can get their grass cut for a why pay any more asked the tax The 343 signatures of registered voters within ci ty limits represents 10 percent of voters who par ticipated in the most recent municipal as required by city ballots were cast in city council elections held April A rollback election may be called with any tax Ing Increase greater than eight If so call and the increase would be adjusted to the 8 percent or The deadline for officially filing for a rollback election will be 90 days from council adoption of the tax People cant afford all the government being put on said Stand up and be If you believe in get up and express We have to say what we CUT currently claims about 300 members coun with approximately 25 percent of those liv ing in New We are going to watch it and see what council Pierson City staff has attributed the inflated budget 10 percent over the current years amended budget to costs of requested additional police and fire per increased insurance expenses and various other increases to city New Braunfels HeraldZcituno Thursday 1987 25 Cents One 14 Pages 89 Stammtisch New Braunfels High Schools Spr ing Band Concert FREE is scheduled for tonight at the NBHS Next Friday is the NBHS Band Banquet at 7 at the Civic Tickets for that gala event are each and can be obtajned by calling 6256021 or 625 The New Braunfels High School bands just returned from in vitational competition in Six Flags all three did and the Blue Band received the 4 A second best in class so the concert tonight ought to be a good Kiwanis Club of New Braunfels is sponsoring free language and hearing screening Saturday from 10 to 3 at New Braunfels National 1000 Hearing screening will be open to all ages and speech screen ing will be conducted on children between and 8 years The Comal County Clerks office this month will begin closing for lunch from noon to 1 each Effective May the clerks office will be open from 8 to noon and 1 to 5 in the courthouse an your running shoes a 5K mile run will be held at OakRun Subdivision May 23 at 8 to benefit the Childrens Emergency which will pro vide a temporary home for abused Runners are en couraged to secure donorsponors and entry fees are until May after which time the fee will in crease to OakRun is on Texas 46 off Loop Hun for a good cause and dont forget the benefit dance May 16 from 9 to I at Coras County Fairgrounds beir by Oakwood Tire BugAMeister Pest Con Tommy and Mary Jo Max Womrnack and Ron Stueb Canyon Middle school sixth grade choir will present Its Music at Friday on Canyon High School Com Director is Jean Wood and admission is There is a slight chance of showers 9ix4 thundershowers today with the high expected to reach the Tonight will be partly elpudy with a 20 percent ghanee of Showers and a low in the Friday wW be partly cloudy cloudy with m per cbajjge of the high teij the New Braunfels ISO Superintendent CharlesBradberry holds the districts award plaque for restoration of the old high school on Mill Iris conducted research on the old building and Elliot Knox was chairman of the drive to raise money to restore the buildings Photo by Frances N BISD receives historic7 award By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer In a city where the past is a vital part of the the New Braunfels ISD has been commended by the Texas Historical Commission for its efforts to preserve and use the citys oldest standing school building at 430 Mill The commission awarded the school district with the John and Joyce Karr Award for repairing and refurbishing what is now NBISDs Education Built in the school had fallen into disrepair after the district stopped using it for Iris who dedicated weeks of work to researching the buildings said it almost seem ed like the old school was looking for just the right The building was the New Braunfels High School for years until classes outgrew the facili The middle school has been hous ed in the building as well as an assortment of special com munity organizations and various odds and ends needing The award the historical commission is quite m said architect Steve who headed the renovation project for the squarefoot Im not surprised that it won an I think the ispiralipnjs Qf oyjr client NBISp were high he added thst comfliyinity sup port for the project raids the job more exciting Its really an honor to WMJ the Anytime you are pubjically recognised in comparison to other I thinfc that is M honor 304 I tbinfe the award goes to a lot pf peor he Adding thjJt tte com mjwity ino former students at the old school are wch to credit fer the success of the project the school district or the architects are Donations frojj local residents New school gJMldjejg fm4e4 UQD of the buddings fjcaje A school bond issue paid for the iujLerior A lot of people wee W YQJI hayf to Jfcajt the iwipdi gofij t9 everyone To have the com munitys interest and the clients in terest is Schumann was a member of one of the last classes to graduate from the New Braunfels High School while it was housed in the 1913 She remembers making an impassioned plea to her classmates to have a drawing of the building printed on the class She said she felt strongly about the building even when she was a young It was a neat she During her research of the building and Schumann learned that the property at 430 Mill is destined to serve the needs of educa It has remained as functioning school property since about she adding that the former owners of the property included a notation in the deed stating the pro perty must be held in perpetuity for school The enormous building replaced the New Braunfels Academy as the citys only school in Schumann gited newspaper accounts of the ear ly 20th century dedication celebra saying they reflected the com munitys enthusiasm for the new You could just sense the pride the people in the It was just the neatest In todays Where we take things in a rather non chalint these things that you read in the U9H paper gives you a sense thit this was really a special thing to she its like its ill abjooni and aggjyg with i new siid ahoujt the newest ise of TIMson 5514 be trieo capture Some of the origins grandeur with the renovation pro White fite ojyMdf left its original the Theres yery clejn pMosophy aW fte f bj pterlojr was to appaj aj it did ago it appjajs yejy myjj gg the ajr cbiteet The pubjgL ajeas of the Jjyyyi4Jngs Meriojr were reslojred to their historic comolete with 5S the NB tavern operators want later hours before tourists arrive because by midnight Theyre not finished partying By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer In the midst of a dismal economic year for New Margie Rich and other local club and restaurant owners are feeling the crunch as much as But Rich and a handfull of her colleagues have a plan to increase business and tax dollars within the owner and manager of Knox is heading up an effort to rescind a 1984 ordinance forcing local bars to stop selling alcohol after midnight except on Saturdays when they can serve until 1 Sunday Were trying to get organized to go before the New City wanted to get it done before the tourist she said Wednesday So about six bar owners are participating in the move to change the local The group has met three times in the last Rich Although a change in operating hours would be a tremendous boost to her Rich is supporting the change largely because it would mean more revenues for all city What local residents dont seem to is that if you start doing something like it looks like youre doing it for your own While it would benefit my the more money I the more money I spend with other local so its good for the whole she said during a break in business at her restaurant and Rich pointed to six entertainment and drinking establishments that have gone out of business since the 1984 vote to limit serving She said those closings plus a drop in local tax revenue generated through alcohol sales are evidence that the early hours require ment has hurt not just the bar but the local economy as The city council adopted an ordinance in 1979 providing for alcohol to be sold until 2 every In local through a popular changed those hours causing bars to close City revenue from mixed drinks tax peaked in 1983 at more than That revenue has declined ever The reduction in tax funds was coupled with a cut in the amount of tax dollars returned to the city from the state In the city received as a result of mixed drink For the first quarter of this the city got from the state for mixeddrink City Manager Joe Michie said today he has not tried to determine how much additional revenue the city might generate through latenight bar I think it would be very difficult to calculate whatever additional revenue there would Were dealing with an unknown On the other I couldnt calculate what the additional cost of law enforcement would be as a result of the local ordinance being Michie So its a two sided Michie added that he could not speculate as to what action the city council might if Rich said as tourists become more aware of the local many of them are changing their vacation plans and staying in San Antonio and driving back and forth to enjoy the When tourists are theyre on They want to have a good They come to a place like have listen to a then we Theyre not finished she Its taking a lot of revenue out of New she pointing out that bars and motels are losing out along with a number of other Peter owner and manager of Landa echoed Richs saying he feels certain his business would benefit from longer serving Its pretty obvious that theres enough business to justify longer he Gross and Rich both said the cut in hours has encourag See BAR Page Goodwin Stars shine bright By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Goodwin Primary students are seeing stars these and they like The Stars volunteer program grew from an idea into reality within two weeks and already has 37 active workers involved with programs at the In the time the young organization has been Stars have worked with the schools book fair and a physical education Stars accented the schools Cinco de Mayo celebration by sponsoring Mexican games and Although a separate Stars grew out of the GoodwinFrazier Parent Teacher The PTO has funded the startup of the parents Mary Stars volunteer said the group of mostly mothers is aimed at giving parents a way to become involved in a positive manner with their childrens So the Stars program has organized many but we will be recruiting grandparents and Burttschell She said the organization plans to have volunteers helping with kindergarten Besides helping with events at the Burttschell said there is plenty of work to be done by parents who worfc during the its very difficult to get the parents involved ire but if they can do something at they feel like theyre their childrens Bujrttsehell saidShe said the Stars pro still needs volunteers to help get the organization Oil fee The gjowp use interested parents who type or naajke telephone calls at home nojmaj working ajad another parent yolplteer were in to create tfee Stars orgajfetion after attending m Schools Volunteer Program in El in When we came we were so to go ajftejad ajwj sjajrt the few Evelyn program has only been around for a fc group aheady has nasjed a Star of Ihe SNip racked up the most houjrs U in oje to earn distinction for I iWfc SWs if U reajy good TJMs way were and we help the teachers bit were