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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 182 New Braunfols Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS Friday September 1987 25 Cents Two 22 Pages Stammtisch Tonights the night The New Brauncls Republican Women invite the public two join them at the Slzzler at Monday to hear State Edmund Kuempel speak on Any and every thing you ever wanted to know about the last legislative Sounds Last Sundays feature story about Expansion Eden Homes growth project taking place this year incor rectly said that had been donated by the public for the pro That should have said had been This is Eden Homes 77th year and the expansion project actually began in the homes 75th Our best and most likely those of many local go out to recently retired County Extension Agent Bill who has just returned home from Humana Metropolitan Hospital after going through a successful coronary angioplasty procedure balloon method Cet well the fall garden is beckoning The regular monthly meeting u the New Braunfels High School Band Boosters will be held Sept 2J at the band hall at 7 tu p m All parents of band members and all band boosters are encouraged to at tend this meeting Tree of LiftFellow ship will hold clothing giveaway this Saturday from lu in the morning to t in the afternoon Theyll have all sizes from infants to adults and lots of clothes have been donated Tretof Life is at 125 V S 81 near Hairy New Braunfels has five Garden Clubs that looking for members and if you are thinking that theres nothing to do in town join a garden club and youll learn about garden ing in this soil youll learn alxiut flower arranging growing vegetables fruit and flowers The Garden Clubs also are tnvohed in many civic service ac tivities such as ketping up vano plantings around town Call one of women or call the Mens jarden their clubs are loo if you need more information or want to join them Uitlie Miller Harden Club Blanche Sanders Four Seaxins Joanne Morman Landa and Car luhon Mens Harden Club1 tvjy Advance tickets to Wurstfest Vt w Nov H annow at the Wurst fft office Wurstfesi goers will save off the regular ground admission by purchasing advanced tickets prices are in advance and S4 at the gate one ticket is good for one whole day you can go in and out Wursthalle tickets also are now available although not at an advanced price The Wurst fet office is in Klemhalle direilh J If you plan on attending tonights Wurst Bowl take your umbrella and a jacket for there is a real good chance that some wet stuff will fall this evening and the temps may get u little cool We are under a flash flood watch this afternoon that ex tends into the evening A 70 percent chance of possibly is forecast today with a 60 percent chance tonight Winds are expcfted to change early this evening from the south to the northeast at U 15 mph Lows tonight will be in the mid to upper 60s Satur day slacks up as mostly cloudy with a M percent chance of rain Highs in t he mid DOs and staying mostly cloudy tomorrow night with lows in the upper 60s and winds out of the northeast TtotfMU lOi FOCUS IM 1U Bare bones CIS D budget debate beefy The moment all local football fans have been promises to be as hard fought a game as the waiting for has arrived Canyon and New previous 11 Wurst Bowl Our ever shaky Braunfels are doing battle tonight at Unicorn 8 staff has split three to two on predicting who at Unicorn Stadium is a crucial game to are in then tusl e District 134A It ignt s as will come away For a look at the th teams as they history of this see Page Shooting restrictions eyed Hearing participants say existing statutes suffice DAVID MAY SlaH Writer County OIISIMV night to pass a meanin to enforce the cm v sliiieiV chamlxs many days in the county Their wee poiple In i i M stttuliona ights fiv they ti However p t asked Thii but rather fi1 i nuiiiixr of tile lMie person con ei Illg II iilc oil the court I ions Thenarc I1 I vKii to i ii control in v public hear iay 1 hey urg these employee and ed tn stale penal codes regarding reckless criminal trespass and firearms some of which carry stiffen fines and penalties I believe laws are in place without placing further restrictions on innocent he said County Attorney Bill Reimer conceded that about 99 percent of what would be covered by a county resolution is presently addressed by state A county order1 would make enforcement much easier in some such as preventing persons in cer tain ureas from firing a weapon from their property onto someone elses he said Mainly what this does is bring out a greater awareness of the Heimer He repeated that enforce ment of a new order or existing state law s relics on citizen cooperation and involvement Commissioners are considering passing an order that would prohibit or restrict the discharging of firearms in but unincorporated subdivisions of the county w ith limited specifically a persons right to de fend himself Citizens who have spoken out on the issue have said they See Page 2A By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Sharp debate punctuated a brief tax hearing at the Coma school districts administration building Thursday as patrons expressed their opinions about a proposed per cent tax Why cant we try to make the budget match the income I think weve got the cart turned said Comal County resident Doug Dickens as he addressed CISD He asked the board to reduce unnecessary thereby reducing the need for more The thing that bothers me is the proposed tax wont hurt It will hurt my children and their Dickens Once a homeowner reaches property taxes are frozen Property values can but the tax rate cannot increase for that The trustees pointed to increased enrollment in the school district and state policies as the need for increas ed The proposed tax rate of per valuation will produce about million of the districts approved million budget for the 198788 school said CISD Business Manager Abel The budget reflects about a percent increase over last years spending in the district CISD patron John Pierson asked the board to eliminate unnecessary 1 plead we he Page 3A By SAK AH DUKE SlaH Writer A liydnxlet struction al 1itiy the olijict ot i i nyon Lake i continues to Hallllg to tin con un lemalir e i a ilion the plojerl by c 1utilu tlllUes A pre hearing conieieiice has been set for Uednesiiay Auslin nr the complaint During the hearing ITC officials will consider whether they e in l sd ic t ion e r I he liuadalujHBlanco Hner Authority which is building the megawatt generating plant to iiipply pov er to New Uraunfels resident IAPIS an opponent of the hydriHlecti ic project and researcher for said CLACA is trying to ensure that liHKA abides by the sup ply agreement hetwien the ruei authority and the City ol New Braunfels t tililies Board The agree ment states that liBKA will obtain regulatory and contractual authorizations to the extent if required for implementation of this project A certificate of public con venience and necessity from the Public Itility CuiiumsMoii is among the authorizations listed in the agree ment A PlC spokesman this week said the commission has jurisdiction over the tiuadalupe Blanco River Authority or we have al least the obligation to hear certain complaints i about tile river authority What we know so far is we got a complaint on behalf of the Canyon Lake Area Association The complaint states UBUA is building a power plant without hav ing first obtained a necessary cer tificate from the state PlC issues certificates of need and necessity to utility companies to serve a particular The Pedernales lee trie Cooperative provides electricity to residents in the Canyon Lake area That cooperative has a PlC cer tificate to serve the area dBHA has won approval ram the Federal Regulatory Com mission the Water Commis sion and the U S Army Corps of Fngineers to build the generating plant Before licenses and permits were a number of federal adding that the local business community is suffering from economic hardships and this is not a time for taxing entities to increase There is no mandate that you have to build a new stadium and Patrons have expressed concern that the district is building a new football stadium at the newSmithson Valley High while the old stadium is still useful and We all want to do Pierson adding that this is not the time to be placing extra burdens on businesses and but is a time for cutting In the in lets not go full speed Lets slow down and help reduce the tax load Campos pointed to an increase in tax exemptions during the past year and the lack of state equalization aid as two major reasons for the propos ed tax While property appraisals in the district increased by some S40 Campos said that increase was negated by an estimated S55 million increase in agricultural ex leaving the district with a million loss in taxable he said about S19 million worth of taxable property belongs to residents 65 and older whose tax rates are Trustees will vote on the proposed tax increase during their regular See Paqe2A New state taxes go into effect on 1 Hydro opponents remain active with appeal to PUC and stale agencies reviewed and commented on the project JBRA officials said Thursday they do not need approval from PUC because that would duplicate ap proval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission The Canyon Lake Area Citizens under the leadership of president Wallace Greene and researcher Lois complained See Page 2A AUSTIN APi More than businesses are expected to be added to the Texas tax rolls when the state sales tax goes up threequarters of a cent and is imposed for the first time on many services and Bill executive vice presi dent of the businessoriented Texas Association of said Thursday the increase is going to affect all of Businesses pay about half the sales so their share of the tax increase to 6 cents on the dollar will be about Allaway More than merchants and businesses already collect sales The sales tax increase and expan sion of the tax base were major parts of the billion tax increase enacted by the 1987 The hike is to make up for the conti nuing economic effects of the oil and natural gas price slump and allows state services to continue at about the current level in the twoyear budget cycle that began of ficials The unfortunate reality of the world is that every tax bill and state government costs Allaway The cigarette tax also will go from cents to 26 cents a pack on Among the broad categories of ser vices that will be subject to the sales tax beginning 1 are real proper ty services such as landscaping and garbage and security ser including private in Debt including reposses and information furnished by credit bureaus will be under the sales tax that also applies to information including financial and insurance services such as damage A plan to tax insurance premiums failed to win final legislative ap proval when insurers mobilized a massive campaign against Items that will be subject to the sales tax include custom computer labor on installations to tangible telephone services and membership and dues to private There is no increase in the 1 per cent local option tax collected in some areas of Businesses need to reprogram cash registers and alert workers and staff of the new rate taking effect Comptroller Bob Bullock Alma Faulkner of the Texas Association of which fought a proposed large increase in and prepayment of the corporate franchise I dont know that the sales tax is going to hurt us Day in court for Bad Schloss and city stalled for immodiato future By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Federal court personnel in San Antonio said Wednesday it will be at least several months before a lawsuit brought by Bad Schloss against city of New Braunfels will go to Reasons given by the court personnel included a backlog of criminal cases and older civil cases that will take precedence over the threeyearold Bad Schloss litigation It will be either late this year or early next year before a trial date will beset for that said Judy federal court coordinator in San Antonio That is my understanding said Cecil attorney for the R Henry owners of Schlitterbahn and Landa Resort The Henrys are seeking damages from the city for what has been alleged as an orchestrated campaign of recrimination and investigation designed to in flame public sentiment against the The reasons U is a very busy court and with Judge William Sessions nomina tion to head the they are one judge said Bain We are still in the prelrial and discovery stages of the 1 dont think anyone is ready to go There are still numerous depositions to be District Court Judge Hippo Garcia in April granted a motion to consolidate two lawsuits filed by the Henry family against the one filed in 1984 and the other in and to ex clude former Mayor as a co The trial was postponed earlier this year by Garcia because of a lengthy trial that culminated earlier this month involving Tesoro Petroleum Corporation The 1964 Henry suit was filed in December following the familys dissatisfaction with the ci tys compliance of a 1983 outofcourt agreement concerning what was then determined as an infr ingement by the city on the Henrys rights concer ning parking The 1964 suit claimed that a city employee was instructed to drain the citys springfed pool to allow the city to divert water from the Comal River from the Henrys waterpark The suit also alleges the city con ducted a campaign of false reports to the media that the water quality in the Comal River was un The 1986 is similar to the 1984 but clears up certain language and adds more The 1986 version seeks 4 million from the city to cover business reputation damages and preven tion against further illegal action from the The filing of the suit in federal district is due to the allegations of conspiracy and racketeering in the Henrys Racketeering is a crime under the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations The Act also covers people or groups who have banded together to violate the rights of The latest consolidated lawsuit also charges that Rivers and Lake Action Committee and the Coalition of Rivers Environment Protectors knew of the water Qualil niisrepresenation to puhlit and conspired wit her defendeats to destroy the touristrelate iness along toe Comal at City in tke roillipp dollar VAAA previously on several occ ready to testily and ready
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