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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 169 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Lancia New Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS 377 800 AW Tuesday September 25 Cents One 10 Pages HeraldZeitung Closed 7 The HcraldXcitungs offices will he closed which is Labor Day Our display and editorial offices will be open at Coinal Countys ComFund 87 gets started officially at today with a board of directors meeting in Honors which is behind and to the side of the Civic Center on Seguin Street The goal is and should all try to gel it done as soon as possible so we can celebrate an early success urn know that the many worthy agen cies relying on the supportfrom ComFund can move ahead with their programs of work for the com ing year in the knowledge that there will be adequate funding Well let you know how the drive is progress ing through the undometer below too C 80 60 40 20 h i h 90 70 50 30 10 COMMUNITY FUND ak rest Inn aUMtnl Center 1 do Interstate U will be the site Thursday a biinxJ b build up a Mipply of liliKni loi Die Latxir lay wetkerui The Texas BliHul Bank blood diobile will Inin the parking lot rom i to H p m Donorcan ahead to make an at or you can just drop by For more vail that same number 1irele K and Ianson Lake olunteer lirt Department are co a Firehouse HoundUp benefit for United Palsy on Sept a from Y p m to midnight at the Mill Adult tickets are mi children and over tickets are sj Under U folk in tree Some ctincerned in eluding man irom New are banding together for a benefit Sept 1J for Jacijui a 17 See Page 2 Sunny skies and warm temperatures aie in todays forecast with a high expected to reach near iK and north winds expected to blow at about lu Tonight will be clear and cool with a low in the upper 60s and light winds from north Wednesday will be sunny with a high in the low and northeast winds at about 1U mph Thtltenu 10 ttOSSWOU 3 MAI And theyre off Lave Jackson steps off her bus for the first day of school at Memorial Primary Photo by Dery Ciarki Schools are so please leave drive safely Ttxla Die big ha comes aiouni ur he r iiowd Muiieiu and tearhers M their three motilh thei highest enrollment in to With estimates Thai uumlvr 1 Student loin List llguies will IK Hex wetk Scheol ditru I the Inen the summer netting halls campuses in prime condition for the little the not s httleones dm This kiinieigal Ui students are nuintHrs ot Ihe i lass Ihihlrt1 nnw a hTl ot oewildered will be the leaders or the losers nl the next centur Wish thelll Wttl VShitc iixlav marks eiiJU c he Kii svv ui cat s imses i i Hiiftnans lc ai cl atii in i sivety ha inesn to relish the experience but mere Is needs ID pas sihoo Local oiiee sure tn be out ill nice liMkllii iU fur the Hi Itrest of thiir ons the drivers cauuht lolatini Mii nbeiA e cliiHii peei huut1 Robbery suspect s Downtown merchants ask councilmen for resolution New Brauntels police are searching for a man whose likeness appears above The suspect entered Neats Fina 9 gas sta tion and convenience store at 1401 Huisache oil IH 35 at about Satuicay and pointed a sawedoft shotgun at the forced her to lie down on the floor then handcuffed her belorc escaping the stores The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his late 0s to early weighing about 150 pounds and standing about five six to seven inches He was wore a thick a dark meshtype cap turned had dark hair combed straight back and wore rounded novelty type Anyone who believes they have seen or knows the suspect is urged to contact New Braunfels police Detective Mario Guerrero at 6257181 By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer New Braunfels Downtown Mer chants Association Tuesday asked ci ty council members Doug Miller and James Goodbread to sponsor a resolution asking Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce to spearhead an effort to revitalize the downtown President Ray Schoch made the re quest to the councilmen during the associations regularly scheduled meeting in Krauses Chamber president Pfeuffer already has included a study of the feasibility of downtown restoration and revilalization in the chambers program of work for although an ad hoc task force on the subject has yet to hold a formal New Braunfels downtown is mark ed by vacant commercial spaces and dilapidated Merchants to date have been largely unsuccessful m realizing and City of New Braunfels has been unable to affox improvements that could add o the marketability of the The formal request to the chamber comes as efforts are being renewed to forestall further decline within the core of Braunfels original com mercial Some merchants have said the chamber of commtt ce has if not to the detriment of the downtown at least largely for commercial development outside of it Some merchants who have moved out of the downtown have expressed a desire to relocate back in the a location that is con sidered by many as prime for tourist and commercial although a general consensus of people doing business in the downtown is that there needs to be a variety of uses to attract and keep shoppers along San Antonio and adjucenl The city simply doesnt hav the funds to do Schoch said Monday regarding any improvements such as facade restoration and easement Among subjects a task force or the chamber might consider are eliinina ion of parking cleaning o building sidewalks anr publicizing the fact thai the downtown has ample Parking often has been cited as a reason shoppers shun the although parking lots behind San An tonio Street buildings stand vacanl or less than filled during peak business Goodbread said a van that will carry him and other interested per sons to several downtown business districts in Central Texas is schedul See Page 2 NBU doubles bonded debt for sewer projects By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities bond counsel Floyd Westerman said Mon day he is looking forward to good things at todays bid opening for the utilities y 4 million bond The which will virtually dou tile NBUs will be used to fund water and sewage projects across the Also included in the bond projects is the construction of a million surface water treatment plant which would treat up to six million gallons of water a thereby reducing the citys j dependency on the Kdw i The New Braunfels City Council j will open bids on the bond issue at this afternoon at the NBU board nom on Main Plaza Westerman said utility officials and representatives from the city should be commended for the work iney did in New York to keep NBUs excellent bond rating While cities and utilities across Texas are being given downgraded bond NBl has retained its A rating from Moodys rating the same as NBU had during the 1985 bond Standard and Poors granted NBU an A rating I think it turned out real told NBU trustees during tneir Monday No one up there svith the New York rating in stitutionshas any sympathy for the Texas economy and we were essentially doubling NBUs debt with this he adding that the i million expected to be issued this afternoon will bring NBU s bonded debt to more than All and 1 think it was a very good trip and one that I think had to be made considering the of the Westerman said He added Talking City Engineer vows to improve communication in public works department By SARAH DUKE StaH Writer The acting director of the New Braunfels Public Works Department plans to improve communication within the department to help alleviate personnel Bill Dobrowolski said Monday he believes there may have been a pro blem with communication between supervisors and personnel in the public works His com ments came after a personnel hear ing in which Robert a former street sweeper ap pealed to a city grievance panel to reverse a demotion he received following a traffic Among other the panel recommended to the city manager that city employees be made aware of and have access to the citys per sonnel The public works department has been the scene of several personnel problems recently including one in which it was discovered that an employee had that he was disappointed with the Standard and Poors NBU had never been rated by that institu tion NBU Trustee Bob Orr credited Westerman and the other officials for doing an excellent job in retaining the same rating from Weve had municipalities and even Better late the state downgraded i through bond ratings this year and you guys mar ched up there and came back with the same he Water rights expert Bert Hooper reported that work is progressing on having NBUs water rights transfer See Page 2 See TACK Page 2 New Braunfels Teresa Duelm is a quick Last week she returned from her thud consecutive national skiing tourna But 10 years while her feliow skiers were getting their first tastes of she was just learning the Now she has come to a crossroads in her See Page Photo by Deryi Clark
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