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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Maintenance tips for your See Page9 New Braunfels 235 New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 3PS 377880 5126259144 Thursday 1987 25 Cents One 14 Pages For a unique and locally produced Christmas present this head over to the New Braunfels Art League art gallery in Walnut Square The league is offering a It percent discount on all objects for sale in the gallery during the month of December and the items include pottery and crafts made by local members of the The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from Hi a m to 5 New Braunfels Jaycees members HI ie collecting donations for Toys or Tots at the Country Christinas Celebration in Gruene on Saturday Toss for Tots brings Christmas to families by providing Christmas dinner and for children for Jaycee members in Gruene and take time in contribute so everyone mas a special Christmas I Hiring the holidays we often forget about our fourlegged friends but ihe Humane Society of New Braunfels is hosting its third annual Christmas Food Drive all month to jrcept donations uf hags of dry dog cat kitten or puppy IXK As a non profit the society depends on the community to help it rare for the homeless animals nous eti at the shelter To help defray the us of feeding more than 3 uou per year the dnvf which grows bigger each will held through iec that special someone a Ihnstmas song ami a pomsettia with delivery by the lambda 1si chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Orders artbeing taken from Dec 5 through ivx lot members uf the tn dHiver Santa grams from kc M tHx a m and 1 in Fur ou will get a Christmas cam delivered and fur youll get a Christmas carol and Call at or Mvra at lease a illage aks Regional Hospital continue Us Srrus on Ikv at 7 p in in the hospital s community health center Sbellev Hesler and psuhiatnc program director o Country will be the gues speaker for the program She will speak on Uoinen and the llnliday s Holidays bring added stress tHvuaso of expectations and extra work being added to the already busy schedule of today s woman Hesler will help define areas of stress the ellevls of Stress on oUI txtdies and oui ability to unction IVchmtjucs loi managing will be introduced Participants will ac tualy experience pmgressivr relax alioit exercises For additional information on this and future UnMAV pm grams call tV4 MIH Village Oaks Keglonal Hospital is at Koad 22 shopping days to Christmas Sunny days are going to In around through the weekend with highs of Later today winds from the northwest will cool things off u bit The Menu CLASSIFIED 11 13 CROSSWORD 3 OEARARBY4 ENTERTAINMENT 4 10 SCRAPBOOK 6 11 Residents fight zoning request near county jail Advent Vespers By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A group of West residents wants to protect their neighborhood against city zoning changes that would allow businesses to lexate near the Comal County Jail Margit Serna of 2938 San An tonio St said she and other residents near the jail plan to petition the New Braunfels City Council requesting that the area remain residential despite the recent requests of local bail txtnd businesses to operate in the area All we want to do is keep living the way we have and make a better WeM Knd We want to keep it Serna said the presence of bail bond businesses in the neighborhood may et be a reality despite the local plan ning commissions refusal to recom mend a change Business owners could appeal to the city council and win approval New Braunfels Planning and Zon ing Commission took no action Tues day when asked to recommend that New Braunfels City Council issue special use permits to Agumaldo and Tress le Kussell to operate bail bond businesses out of their respective homes near the The issue died for lack of a motion after residents from the West End neighborhood presented the commis sion with a petition containing 41 signatures requesting zoning in the area of the 2900 block of West San An tonio remain residential Russell and contacted said they have not decid ed whether to approach city council without a recommendation from the commission They did not rule out the option At this I have not finalized my plans Russell said She added that going to council is an option But at this Im not sure what were going to she said Zamora said he and Russell have not discussed the matter yet but he is satisfied with the current which allows him to use his home phone as part of the City Planning Director Mike Shands said of the 1M notices he sent out informing neighboring property owners of the requested special use permit he received 15 objections See Page The 28th annual Advent Vespers sponsored by the New Braunfels Music Study Club will be held at the First Baptist Church Sunday at 4 The massed community chorus will be directed by Melitta above ac companied by Joanne The sacred choral music of Christmas will be sung by a large group of singers from eight local chur ches and high rehearsing above The public is invited to the Vespers and the of fering will be used for Music Study Club ac tivities and music scholarships for local graduating Photos by Deryl Schroeder admits mistake By DAVID MAY Suit Writer District Attorney William Schrueder late morn ing admitted he may have misinterpreted bail bond laws w ben he initialed agreements corporate txnuiing com panics in recent years Research during the past everal days nito statutory re quirements governing bail Umd forfeitures did not reveal pruvi sums which authorue a district judge to agrev to final judgments for less than the full amount of a Kind Schroeder had been defending the legality of the practice He has said agreements or one third payment of forfeited bonds were proper with the approval of a district judge It appears discre tionary judgments are allowed on ly in cases of remittitur where all or a portion of a forfeited bond is refunded to the company if the principal is rearrested or ap pears in court within a two year period and in certain cases where a bail bond Ixiard has been established In y7H the Court of Criminal Appeals ruled only one amount is authorued in final bond forfeiture judgments and that is the full amount When we started this thing way back when we were having difficulties and were still hav ing difficulties I made inquiry to another county and got an opi nion said regarding remittitur statutes was assured it would be applicable If we misinterpreted it then we made a mistake and Ill hang out to dry for it 207th District Judge Robert Pfeuffer denied reports that he or the courts were in vestigating legality of the prac which has since been and said the purpose behind those agreements was to get this work ing smoothly Pfeuffer and 22nd District Judge Charles Ramsay routinely signed the orders ap proving lesser forfeiture amounts It was simply a solution to a difficult said Schroeder We were Irving to ex pedite the handling of bonds When the courts approved it Memed to go hand in glove A bail bond board never hap pened unfortunately It forfeiture policy i was discussed openly 1 am not trying to hide anything The practice has left un collected some m forfeited bond which would Income county revenues follow ing a twoyear grace period County Attorney Bill tteimer Tuesday said he had not been ask ed by the county to obtain an opi nion regarding the final judgments and said he would re quest that such an opinion be sought by an outside source Anything I may have to say about this would be regarded as self serving in that there may be a conflict of said See Page Time right to organize bond board The time may be right tor Com a I County to organize a bail bond Several officials have ex pressed support for formation of a although it will take more than talk to get the work done The second attempt in two years to create a bail bond board comes after problems with collecting forfeited bonds and possible im proprieties in agreed payments Discussion surfaced in 1985 among county officials concern ing creation of a board But nothing was done because some officials believed it was either un necessary or burdensome Both County Attorney Bill Reimer and District Attorney William Schroeder have announc ed support of organizing a bail bond board in Comal Precinct 4 County Commissioner Clyde Jacobs and District Clerk Margaret Herbrich also voiced support for organizing such a board Unless the people want it will probably die Reitner Asked if Comal County was large enough to justify creation of a bail bond the county pro secutor You cant go by You would have to go See Page 2 New home starts average costs increase While new home starts in New Braunfels are down slightly from a year the cost of those homes have increased by more than A review of the citys building per mits issued in indicates that the average home started during that month last year cost This compares to which was the average cost of homes started within the city last The average construction cost of homes started in October was Home starts last month were down from starts in a reflection of the onset of poor construction Building permits were issued for five new homes in down from 14 in The city issued 90 building permits last Three permits were issued for new commercial That con struction totals Ten permits were issued for residential additions or alterations and two commercial additions or Two commercial building permits were issued in October for worth of construction and two per mits were issued in November of last year for worth of construc ComFund Christmas Cheer Fund reaches halfway point to provide families with holiday feast The annual Cheer Fund has reach ed the halfway point but more con tnbutions are needed to make the holidays brighter for 2txi area families The HeraliiZeitung with the Na tional Guard and Community Service Center sponsor the Cheer Fund drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families in the New Braunfels area The goal in 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners for 200 families in the area who might not otherwise be able to enjoy a holiday feast So that means that more than must be collected before Dec 18 Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper office The HeraJdZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Contributions are taxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Texas For more information or to arrange for pickup of call Carol Avery at The total now stands at with contributions Wednesday from Newcomers numerous bags of groceries Mission Valley Extension Homemakers Sandra J and Marjorie and Nezelle and an anonymous dona tion of and a bag of groceries The 1987 Comal County Community Fund Drive is almost over and the goal has not yet been Directors Stan Cunn ingham and Dick ask that contributors give their fair share to help 21 local agencies such as the Child Welfare Board and the Comal County Mental Mental Retarda tion Center meet their budgets and continue to operate this To make Christmas merry for the ComFund take your donations to the Chamber of Commerce office Photo by Deryl
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