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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas David Shinski of Enterpnse Electric of New Braunfels works on the front of a vacant store front on West San Antonio in the citys downtown The vacant building was constructed in 1893 as part of Henne Hardware as a carriage The sprucing up of the facade and interior is part of an effort to rehabilitate and encourage occupancy in the downtown retail core Photo by Deryl Clarki Downtown needs a few good ideas By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer New Hraunfels t Iour cilman James uoodbread is full of ideas lor turning downtown New Braunfels into a bustling business center He got most those ideas at a national con erence on downtown projects last week in 1 r and he s eagei to share Hicni with downtown In a related matter the lirealer New Urnunfels ChaivNi of Commerce task force on downtown will meet 5 k p in in Honors Hal foi a second n since Us appoint meni chamte president Jean IleiM ler The meeting will include summary of discussion n UK task forces first niifmg Were just getting lioodtircad said when asked alxjut plans for downtown 1 llnnk tintiip was very Miccessful Ii wo good ideas came o it i well worth it 1 think we MIIUC real inroads CitKMtbnad Court Thieleman cit Inidgct inanagn made the trip to the capital during the first ot last week Hut lhe t Hied to slghtste 1 tie pall spent tutu in workshops and MU dung Main Mrect piojn is their success and lailiii learning how those pnii i relate tii New Hi aunfrls Thieleman said the most important hi i from the ciuifeience Uial a downtown or Main Stieet pnijecl not work without the suiMori all parts of the community If theciu government and the Community chooses to par impale in a Mam Street project its much more than one thing Its integrated program You ran do am one like fix up the facades of the and its not going to make that much iifterenee unless it is part of a niuHi faceted Ihirlrinan said He added that in uder lo realh txxiMt the downiown program should Include marketing and as well as an effort lo upgrade the of the Thieleman added that the com iiumilv ineds to ivaluale the downtown and determine what it wants to accomplish through The if undertaken would be a long range one taking srveral o implement he said Ami once hnrt term goals are accomplish thicitv the downtown merchants ami the immunils wouii to con Mnur working in keep downtown This was something that hit me the complexity of it the s budget manager said successful iowntown projects Its go ng lo Ic a escalating pro grain if done correcth It cant dune in a he said agreed You can t just a new facade with no inarkeiing and expect downtown business to improve he nxHlbread See Page 2A 4 i 0 EHFIPE po i u Wanted A few good men or women for jobs as N B police officers By DAVIDMAY SUM Writer officials are gnuig Hraunfelsers what they wanted and asked or More police officers New Braunfels police department beginning today is advertising foi ap plicants to fill five patrol in the and officials said yesterday are bracing for a large response We aie expecting a iieinendous amount of said Felix adding the department normally receives about M applica lions when one position is open City Council May H approved a 7 5 cent property tax largely to fund the police hirings including new car purchases effective Jan l and to maintain the departments personal car program The budget was 01 ficially accepted June 18 Koque noted that while five officers will be four of those will be ad dittonal personnel One officer cur rently in the department will be pro rooted to bringing he department to 31 patrolmen and six investigators Applicants must satisfy several physical requirements and must nave a high school diploma or New Braunfels IdZeitung Wednesday October 25 Cents 199 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Two 24 Pages Good planning may offset drop in sales tax receipts City Manager Joe Michie said he expects a little relief from the declining city sales and use tax revenue because of recent changes in the sales tax With the citys sales tax revenue down by more than 6 percent from last the city manager said city opera tions will not be Were closely monitoring the sales Its an indicator of the general economy of the city and it is an important he State Comptroller Bob Bullock has sent New Braunfels a check for for sales taxes collected in the city during The citys revenue from sales and use tax for 1987 is down percent from last year We reduced our anticipated sales tax revenue during the budget approval process in Junei so we wouldnt be caught the city manager We estimated our sales tax revenue for 198788 to be million and we estimated our 198687 sales tax was about million We only estimated more this year over last he adding that he expected the economy to improve somewhat in comparison to last Now that WalMart construction is going I think that will lend a little bit of a spurt to the construction he said in reference to work that has begun on a major distribution center to be built on Interstate 35 north of the He added that the construction of a shopping center at the WestPoint Pepperell Mill Store also will provide some stimulus to the local And were coming into That will bring thousands of visitors to our Im optimistic that our sales tax picture will slightly improve this We should do better than last How much better is not Michie The recent sales tax funds bring the citys total sales and use tax revenue to million for 1987 Garden Ridge has received from the comp trollers office so far this percent less than the amount received last SARAHOUKE Highway cleanup equivalent potentiul officers have been convicted for driv ing while mtovtcaled or under the in flucnee til drugs City Hall personnel office is distributing applications on weekdays from 8 a m to 5 through 2K City council made what they called a hard division regarding an ad valorem rate increase that went from 2H 1 cents to cents per properly valuation The city was threatened with a possible tax rollback petition but adhered to the of a majority of persons who spoke during budget workshops ask ing for increased police protection Police Chief Burney Boeck had tried unsuccessfully for two years to implement a five year manpower program amidst slate reports that New Braunfels police department was understaffed He originally re quested five patrolmen and two in City council adopted the increase that provided for Wrings at midyear to keep first year costs to a Three additional police department clerks and dispatchers were also approved by council to help alleviate New Braunfels High School senior and member of Future Farmers of America Becky Mueller picks up a nonbiodegradable styrofoam cup along a twomile stretch of Texas 46 The NBHS FFA adopted the stretch of the highway as part of the Texas Highway Adoption At members of the NBHS FFA stand behind the fruits of their labor after policing the roadway between Loop 337 and entrance to TBarM tennis ranch and recreation The work clearly gave the roadside a better Photos by Deryl Clark Volunteer effort credited Childrens shelter gets license Comal County Kmergency Childrens Shelter Tuesday receivetl licensure In Texas Department of Human Ser vices action that means minor children caught m disrup tive circumstances no longer will have to be taken to San Antonio or Hays County The license to operate as a childrens shelter was presented by Millie TD11S to Nancy license committee and the shelters ward of chaired by Vickie The shelter on Hndge Slreet was given the green light after a single something Watson said has hap pened only once in her 14 years on the job Watson said last week that the license is provisional in the sense that the center is a new operation and subsequent inspections will remove the provisional The center has hired a fulltime Patti Malone Barlow has a masters degree in social work from Loui siana State University and has worked for other non profit organizations in MaloneBarlow will begin selecting staff and the shelter is ready to begin accepting children The childrens shelter is a ComFund agency this year and will rely on grants and community support to Children from infancy to age 10 are eligible for shelter The license granted by the state allows the facility to house up to six Volunteer effort is credited with realizing the shelter for Comal Countv Startzville woman writes book on teen frustration By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Twentynineyearold Judy Shaw has taken a giant step in todays society a step she said has brought her closer to seeing what todays teenager really is facing both locally and a native of who now lives in is just com pleting a book she hopes will be published in midMarch The book deals strictly with the frustra tions of being 17 years a former journalism teacher in the San Fernando has written many magazine articles on the subject of teens and holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of California in Los Being able to give up a teaching career and write a book has no doubt been the most rewarding ex plus the biggest challenge of my entire Shaw Youve got to take advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself Throughout the last two years Shaw has done extensive research on teenagers and the problem of being 17 Her findings have been startling Shaw has studied students at New Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools and believes the social structure at the high school level falls into three groups and Money is the difference between the Shaw Those who have the right clolhes with the right labels and are from the right are Many of the kids come from homes that are very where alcohol is a So they drink in excess because its she A lot of fights start at these parties because the guys are drunk and The girls sort of sit on the sidelines cutting each other waiting to see who will get the The drinking make grades not that important to most There are some real achievers like class officers that still can drink and make high but most The kids who have teachers for The Club will have its annual bazaar Saturday at Pen Foods in the Courtyard Shopping Holiday gifts and baked goods will be available from 9 to 4 that day and proceeds from the sale will go toward a scholarship for a student from each of the three high schools in Comal All former students and teachers of Elm Creek School in Guadalupe County are invited to attend the se cond reunion of the which closed in The reunion will be held 25 at the McQueeney Lions Club building on FM Ac tivities will begin at 11 and a covered dish meal will be served at Everyone planning to attend the meal is asked to bring a meat and vegetable or Drinks and utensils will be A short program also is but most of the afternoon will be free to view the picture visit with former classmates and recall schoolday Special recognition will be given to all students and teachers at Elm Creek from 1940 through Organizers suggest that Elm Creek alumni at tend this reunion because it wont be an annual Channel 9 KLRNKLRU will be presenting a halfhour documen tary on New Braunfels own Wurstfest on 22 at 8 to get folks in the mood for the annual sausage Herb Skoog says the show will review how Wurstfest began and what it is and will feature footage of the last two After the show is the station will make a video available for local groups to The Texas Silver Haired Legislature is launching a statewide effort to implement the trust fund of the SilverHaired Legislature Foun The first silverhaired legislature was created by an act of the 69th Texas Legislature in No state funding was provided for its so the group has serv ed strictly as a volunteer organiza This group of 116 senior citizens of Texas was elected by its peers to bring the priority needs of elderly Texans lo the attention of the Texas As the need for funding of its operation became a tax exempt foundation was The income from the Foundations trust would then defray the operational costs of the legislature in the The individual legislators continue to serve on a The consitituency of the silver haired legislature consists of an estimated million citizens over the age of It has been suggested that a donation of Si or more from each of these seniors would produce a trust fund of more than In an effort to achieve this the silverhaired legislature is establishing temporary depository accounts in the name of the Silver Haired Legislature Foundation at local banks where donations may be conveniently As funds ac cumulate in these they See 24 Shaw parents are very concerned about their Shaw has noticed that in Comal a rural the term kicker is especially keen among Partly cloudy and warm weather will take us through the with a high ex pected today to reach and southeast winds near 15 Tonight will be partly turning cloudy by with a low of 63 and southeast winds at 10 Thursday mornings clouds will partly dissipate by afteraoon to allow a high in the midUte and southeast winds at 15 Friday Sun days forecast calls for sunny and warn days aad fair and mild nigfcto with highs between aad and lows between 62 and cussra III OUt AMY u la in srais u in
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