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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns in Area playoff match See Page 5 New Braunfels 218 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Zeitung COC CH A A Tuesday November 25 Cents One 10 Pages Getting a head start on a fresh start or the Great American Smokeout next week is how Michael Neman describes his FreshStart quitsmoking class The first session will be today at 1 at Dittlinger Memorial The free classes will be Tuesday and Thursday even ings through 19 Sponsored by the American Cancer the sessions are aimed at people who have made up their minds to kick the not so meone who wants to humor friends or relatives To call 625 extension 193 Then get ready for the Great American Smokeout A program is planned before the meeting Wednesday of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 and Aux iliary Members of both groups are reminded of the time change for the meeting which will begin at p m at the post home The Charles H Hose Agency will offer a defensive driving course Nov 17 and ly from 6 to 10 p m If you re in signing call or Canyon High School Class of will Us 25th reunion on Nov 21 memters who have not received invitations by Nov 15 should call Minnie Kiel at tkint forget to make plans for An Kvenmg of Cabaret by Texas Star Chorus Sweet Adelines Inc Nov H at Canyon High School The two hour cabaret show will feature South Texas Sound mens barber shop The Balladiers of Ca nyon High and Jam Session and Star Time of Texas Star Chorus Admission will be and for children under the age of IJ years For information or to order call Linda McJVek at 625 New Braunfels High Sihool Drama Department will present the curmdy Nov ly ji at 8 p m and Nov at 2 Jit p m in the school cafetorium Admission is for the evening of great entertain merit W L retired County Kxtension will be among those who will foe honored Nov 12 at a luncheon at the ton W Williams Jr Alumni Center on the Texas ImversitN campus The luncheon will honor the 2ti mernfoers of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service who retired dur ing the past year Cooperating m hosting the lun cheon are the Kxtension County Judges and Commissioners Association of Kxtension pro fessional associations and Alpha Chapter of Kpsilon Sigma Phi national honorary Kxtension frater nity Dr Zerle L Kxten sion Service will emcee the program Kach retiree will receive a plaque from Adolph president of the County Judges and Commissioners Association those wishing for cooler weather have it Bring in the plants and check the cars amifreeze as a freeze warning is in effect for tonight Overnight lows are expected to drop to 30 degrees with a wind chill factor by morning in the low 20s For sunny and cool with highs around 60 and winds gusting around 25 rnph Wednesday is calling for sun ny again and slightly warmer with a high near 65 The Menu CtOSSWOBD PUIAgBY HOBOSCOPE 5POITS M Cites political division as main reason Joe Michie BY SARAH DUKE Staff Writer City Manager Joe Michie surprised his staff and members of the New Braunfels City Council Monday by announcing he will resign his position effective Michie cited political division among council members as one of the citys major problems He also said the three evaluations of his per formance during the past 12 months are evidence of councils dissatisfac tion with his On 1 intend to resign the position of city manager This will allow the mayor and city council 90 days to establish the selection criteria you want for the person to be hired and time for advertising for 1 feel the process will take at least 90 said Next spring would have marked the city managers fourth anniver sary with the city I was hired by one mayor and I have worked for three I have seen nearly a complete changeover in city council members and a drastic change in city policy I have been through a major drought that greatly affected the community and its I worked on the first capital improvement bond election that the city had had in 16 years I have also prepared budgets during the citys current Michie told reading from a prepared I to the best of my dealt with the major issues and the effect on the best interest of the I have undergone three evaluations of my performance m the last 12 i am obviouslv Police searching for car in hitandrun fatality New Braunfels pohre deter mined the make and mode the vehicle which stnick and killed one San Antonio woman ami left another cntK ally injured the Interstate ii access road within cil limits John Wommack saul she department is looking for a burnt orange twodoor 1978 Pontiac Uian Prix with a damaged on the or front right He aid earlier that he police department is working on a couple of leads on finding the cat but none are positn e Kvidence collected at the scene led police to determine the of car in volved in the hitandrun incident which left Maria Blanco 2i of Antonio dead at the scene Page 2 M1SSUM UPPER GRILL nuts With the coming of fall those delicious pecans dropping from the limbs of trees around Margaret 265 has found that the easiest way to ease the back ending work is with a springtype tool which picks up the nuts and holds them until they are dumped into a Photo by Deryl Clark Council okays car takehome By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council voted Monday to continue the take home car program for the local police Despite Cit Manager Joe Michies recommenda tion that the city cannot afford to con tinue the council members agreed to purchase six new patrol Council member Jim Goodbread cast the only no saying he understands that the program is a good one 1 know personally il 1 cant afford a I have to push it off until he Michie said that although the pio gram is a good he is concerned that the city simply doesnt have the funds to continue the program 1 think that the takehome car program is a good Its an expensive If and when we get the funds or we have the we should reinstitute the Michie I support the program 1 havent changed My concern was that we dont have the money and Im worried about next years If we dont have the sometimes you have to do Michie said the program will place a need for additional revenue on the city 1 just want council to be aware that youre building in a addi tional building in a cost over the next couple of years and youre going to need to raise revenue next budget year revenue that 1 dont see or cut some other expense in the city to make up for the city manager Im not here to argue that its a bad Im just giving you some information on dollars to be See 2 not performing in a manner pleasing to at least some members of council I see no need for another evaluation The city manager and the council should work together as a team and we are not doing he added Earlier Michie described the change in city council policy The composition of the city council during 1984 and 1985 was different than Concerns during that time centered perhaps more on citizens water planning and Now that the economy has changed and the makeup of the city council has shifted we are concerned with economic promoting growth and basic As city my job is to implement the policy as addressed by the council Page 2 Commissioners approve budget in 32 split vote By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer With i wo commissioners voicing concerns over projected spending in creases that may exhaust the coun tys surplus funds and dig into sales tax revenues the next two county solons approved next years million operating budget in a 32 Commissioners Evans and Neil Craigmile voted against the pro posed 12 percent over the current years spending calling it unsound and Much discussion centered around County Auditor Bate Bonds calcula tions that at the end of the coun ty may face a deficit of bas ed on an estimated three percent growth rate and current revenue pro jections In a roll call commissioners unanimously approved setting the current years property tax rate at last years level of cents Both the budget and tax rate had been given preliminary approvals by the court in September This is not a tight said Craigmile We can only hope that we have conservatively estimated revenues and that we will have car ryover Evans said he was concerned based on Bonds the county will have used up not only a planned carryover next year of some but will have spent around in sales tax receipts before reducing ad valorem rates next Sales tax which take ef fect in are projected to run around million in 1988 and the county is to reduce ad valorem rates dollar for as approved by voters in April Commissioner Clyde Jacobs called increased spending for 1988 onetime costs reflective of additional sheriffs patrol cars and equipment 1 dont see where we will need more money to do the job next said County Judge Fred Clark said those additonal expenses as well as increases in the road department were reasonable and that he felt tax payers were supportive of those in The budget also includes of ficial and employee salaryincreases of three and five respective ly A motion by Jacobs to reduce addi tional sheriffs deputies from four to two and to decrease salary raises to four percent was defeated by the court The court did approve reductions in the extension service budget of but added in district judge reimbursements for juvenile court Clark said 1989 deficit projections were not anything to be alarmed at because the county has traditionally had surplus funds at a fiscal years Its just an said Most likeh there wont be a deficit at Its a projection a road Its not set in concrete Commissioner Lorenzo Camarillo called the 1988 budget a sound one and echoed Clarks comments that in all likelihood there will be surplus funds in Who knows what revenues or ex penses there will be next said Weve always had a positive balance at the end and I dont see it being any different next Evans I wish 1 could share your Despite his Bond said he was supportive of the commis sioners decision not to raise taxes but said he did not envision spending reductions next There wont be a reduction in anybodys budget next he 1 think we owed it to the people to keep taxes where they are Theyve had too many tax increases from other Bond added he felt the budget was tight and not ex cessive as Craigmile had stated In other action commis sioners approved purchase of folding chairs for the health department now located on the second floor of the Costs of the chairs was placed at Commissioners also cast all of their appraisal district votes for county representative Neil who will take his position on the board of directors in January the firm of Jackson Hoag and Company was hired by the court to perform the annual outside audit at a cost of Herald names La safer acting managing editor Wanda Lasater has been named acting managing editor of the New Brauafels replacing Jim The announcement was made Monday by the newspapers publisher and editor David Kramer who We are happy to have a person with Wandas qualifications to take over in this important position who has worked at the Herald since 1979 as staff writer and Kaleidoscope has a degree in journalism and English from East Texas State She had worked for The Irviog Daily News before moving to New Braunfels in
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