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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 11 doviws Canyon in opener New Braunfels Sunday November 1987 50 Cents 232 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS 377880 5126259144 Four 46 Pages Meres a great Christmas gift to give yourself and to become free of unwanted habits the Cotnal Unit of the American Cancer Society is sponsoring another FRHK Quit Smoking Clini Dec and Hi at Dittlinger Memorial Librarys meeting The and you must go to all begin at 7 and are said instructor Mike a former smoker himself Call 625 extension to register for the clinic by j pm Tuesday If you want to spend Saturdays shopping alone for those holiday take the youngsters to the Brauntex Theater each Saturday through Dec 19 at 9 ami ll a m for 25cent movies The special show ings are sponsored by ihv Downtown Association and tickets may bo purchased in advance talking to the theater manager The next flick scheduled or the youngsters us Care Bears 11 next weekend Speaking of the Downtown Association and Christmas that group will sponsor UKlighting of downtown and Santas visit Tuesday at Mam Plaza Tobys School of Dance will enter tain before Mayor Protern Kamon Chapa welcomes visitors and flips the switch to light up downtown Students from Star Elemen tary School will lead the crowd through several Christmas carols Then Santa will arrive aboard a fire truck Canyon Middle School marching band svill lead the w a Then youngsters in the crowd will have the opportunity to sit in San las lap and whisper those words meant only for his ears This years activities also feature a special bake sale and hot Monies raised will go toward upgrading and replacing the Christmas lighting and decorations on Main Plaza For more informa tion or to make a contribution to the lighting contact Kyra Brandt at 625 1741 during business hours s Trying to 3ea tne Christmas Shopping TratlK 26 shopping days to Christmas The bfautihil weather of Saturday wasobvioush so meones idea of a cruel joke South Texans will instead In treated to weather today and lonighl a little more falllike Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain is on tap for Sunday and increases to an 80 percent chance Monday Highs Sunday will settle in the upper 50s but accompanied by easterly winds near 10 mph Sundays low will be near 50 Rain chances drop to a 60 percent chance on Mon day The Menu 14B ISA Merchants looking for bright season By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Local retailers laughed at national predictions for a slow Christmas shopping saying Friday they expect this year to be better than last While stale figures indicate that New Braunfels sales tax revenue was down by percent during the third quarter of this store managers in the city said they are optimistic about Christmas The way it looks well ex pect things to roll along pretty well until said assistant manager at during the height of the shopping rush Fn day If things keep up the way they have well do belter than last year Its been real busy today Sales probably wont be what everybody but theyll be bet ter than last he said Ron manager of Wal Mart and Jack manager of Jacob agreed that they dont expect to be hurt by the economic slump that has economists nationw ide predicting a drop in sales Bob manager of Bealls Department Store in Courtyard Shop ping Center said Fridays sales were good and he doesnt expect any drop from last sears sales figures Asked how Fridays sales were go the Wai Mart manager Great 1 think well do better than last We had a great year this year and well have an even better year this He called the economic forecasters Melott said he is extremely op timistic about the Christmas shopp ing He added that because of recent changes in the stores mer he doesnt think his store will be affected by the predicted na tionwide drop in Weve targeted closer to what the customer wants the economists are expecting a downward companywide were expecting an he We try to offer senice to everybody from Mom and Dad to the junior Melott added that downtown mer chants have several events planned to lure shoppers to the area during the holiday season As a the downtown has decided to become very he said While downtown merchants fight for a share o the local Christmas shopping the competition between WalMart and KMart ap pears to have Lutz said last the first year WalMart was KMart business suffered somewhat He said Friday that the K Mart store has recovered Lutz said he hasnt noticed any trends developing yet but video cassette recorders have sold Local stores were busy Friday with the beginning of the Christmas shopping season Officials reviewing bond deals By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer District Court officials are in vestigating to see if agreements struck in recent years between District Attorney William Schroeder and local bonding agencies were legal and whether action to recover full bond amounts can be Both District Clerk Margaret Her brich and District Judge Robert Pfeuffer have initiated investigations and review of state law to determine whether where only onethird of forfeited bonds were ap proved for were lawful and whether statutes of limitations in those cases have as well as Judge Charles routinely approved reduced forfeiture a policy established between 1982 and 1986 by Schroeder and since Of some in called bond only was As of last Schroeder said he had not heard of such an investiga He added in his the arrangements because approved by judges were legal and There are questions as to whether such arrangements are lawful in a county where a bail bond board does not Talks of creating such a board have Similar pro See BAIL Page2A School districfbonds would add cents per In any bond a major concern for taxpayers How is the bond election going to affect me New Braunfels ISO is asking voters to approve a bond package totaling million on 12 to build classrooms for the growing Debt that portion of school taxes that enables the district to retire Its will be affected by the passage of the bond V By the increase in the debt service tax for the first year will be cents per valuation for Proposition 1 u 1 cents per valuation for Pro position 2 and per valuation for Pro positon The total Increase would be cents per For on a piece of the creased firstsear cost would Eroposttton Proposition and Total Increase would be The growth which prompted the bond also help decrease the debt service of As new residents move into the the tax Uw tax base will wWch decreases the cost to each taxpayer A although the school district wW pay the same amount for 15 years until the bonds are ifclo oft district Is paying on two bond the 1977 1983 bond Constructing meOxxl allows tax Paers moving dtetrict to help pay for the school say th school i In order to pay cash for a the would need to raise taxes 56 which would be an Increase of 50 to 6Q percent and puts us over the state allowable tax youre not letting future V patrons assist in paying for future said NBISDDirectorof After the 1983 bond the rate changed from 15 centsvper Since the debt service hasdecreased to 9 rate of v per said School taxes are frozen on homesteads for patrons are 65 years of age and So they will not pay more in schooLtaxes with the passage ottbe bond elec NBISDs bond package is comprised of three pro If Proposition l will fund the con Elementaryinto from classrooms and construction of a njetel building wUbi as a gymand redirecting pick up and delivery area at Lone star Cost for Proposition l will be million with the new school costing million the work at Seele costing and Lone Star Proposition to add classrooms at New Braunfels High wiM cost whfle Proposition for A Smoking incinerator prompts fire alarm Two ladder trucks and an am bulance sped to Laurel Plaza around Saturday night following a report of smoke coming from the fifth floor of the elderly housing unit located at the corner of Landa and Walnut Fire officials found only smoke billowing from the complexs trash incinerator and no fire was It is the second time in as many months smoke pouring from the in cinerators smoke stack atop the bulding has led to a false A passerby noticed the smoke and call ed fire officials from a nearby apart ment Thats what 1 thought one unidentified woman said when told of the cause of the My mother lives here and she would be one of the first ones but its good to know someone is watching out for Stricklands friends released on bonds Changing patterns By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Two area men charged last week with hindering the apprehension of Wesley Scott the driver in a fatal hitandrun accident each posted bonds Friday and were released from Comal County Ethan and Tracey are described as friends of They reportedly helped him push his 1978 Grand Prix into a stock pond two days after he struck two San Antonio women walking along the Interstate 35 access road New Braunfels acting on a tip from a nearby recovered Stricklands partially submerged in the pond off Raush Lane behind the Snake less than a mile from the accident Both Nichols and Langendorff were charged on Class A misde meanor warrants issued Wednesday afternoon by Judge Ron Prichard on a request by County Attorney Bill Prichard also set the bond The two men surrendered See Page2A Road and onn Road and Loop 337 H Nvtr have a stop light in full Tne has installed and is blinking until worf crew Photo by Deryl Clark Cheer Fund needs cj The HeraldZeitung along with the National Guard and Com munity Service Center each year sponsor the Cheer Fund drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families in the New Braunfels The goal in 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners for 200 families in the area who might not other wise be able to enjoy a holiday So that means that more than must be collected before Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper The HeraldZeitwg will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Contribu lions are taxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Texas For more informa tion or to arrange for pickup of call Carol Avery at 625 The total now stands at Much more is aeeqted to meet the goal w
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