Sunday, December 27, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 27, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon splits two with Dripping Page 10A New Braunfels 252 New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno SPS 377880 5126259144 Sunday December 50 Cents Four 38 Pages Many people do their Christmas shopping by mail the goods dont ar rive until long after the if they arrive at You do have some under the socalled Mail Order Rule if that happened to you The Mail Order Rule requires a company to ship your order within the promised time period or 50 days if no period Is slated Sellers who do not ship on time must notify you of the delay and give you the option of canceling your order The Federal Trade Commission enforces the Mail Order Rule and can answer questions about deliver and refund policy via its 800 numbers Be because telephone orders are NOT covered by the Mail Order You should have made a note of the and phone number of the company you ordered by mall along with a detailed description of your If what you received is substantially dif ferent from what you you may cancel your contract Write the company as soon as possible staling your wish to cancel If you are unable to get a the Con somber Protection Division of the Attorney Generals office might be able to help What if you receive something you didnt order Consider it a gift Merry Christmas There are negative check off of like bookoflhernonth clubs but the general rule is If you didnt order ou dont have to pay for it Deadline is July for per sons wishing to apply or small business economic disaster loans based on the 1387 flooding conditions and their impact on the local tourist industry and private businesses Economic injury loans up to per applicant at interest rates of percent for small businesses ami y percent for agricultural cooperatives are being accepted by the Small Business Ad ministration Loans will be paid back over an average sesen to 15 year term in biannual or annual installments Persons wishing application packets may contact SBA regional headquarters in Grand Prairie at 1 The Texas Department of Human Services is recruiting foster families in Comal County to meet expected increases in the number of abused and neglected children needing tern porary homes in IMttt Foster parents provide temporary homes for children unable to live with their biological families because of severe abuse or neglect These children remain in foster care untU their families can provide a safe and stable home environ or until other permanent placement is arranged Foster parents may be married at least two working or and do not have to own a home Page 2A Partly cloudy today with a high in the upper 30s to lower 40s and northerly winds gusting to 15 mph air to partly cloudy and re maining cold with a low in the upper Forecasters say look for a gradual warming trend through at least the middle of the week as temps will rise again to the 50s and perhaps even the 60s by TtoMenu 6A CUSSTO 690 comes SA dOSSHOID 3A OIHABIY 4B KALEIDOSCOPE 1 5B 4A WEATHW 2A A solution Landa Park is a new home for old Christmas trees Like a guest who stays too Christmas trees can be a problem to get out of the But they dont have to The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department has a Beginning Monday and through the parks department will accept Christmas trees in Landa Park New Braunfels Utilities then will convert the discarded trees into mulch to be used throughout city parks That means you dont have to do anything with your tree but drag it here to the said David parks director We wont have to buy mulch if we get enough wood chips We use mulch a lot in park We put it in flower beds and around It helps control erosion and keeps grass from Whatley said He added that mulch can be a pret ty expensive comodity The tree recycling project is a joint effort between the parks NBU and the New Braunfels Fire Department Whatley said the fire department will keep discarded trees moist until they are mulched Fire Marshal Fnesenhahn said the recycling program is a safe way of discarding Christmas Christmas although a symbol of the can be he Christmas trees definitely should not be thrown in the he added Any kind of pine tree puts off a combustible or flammable vapor even when theyre growing and especially after theyre cut That can be quite dangerous They can literally explode and go up within Fnesenhahn said For those folks who dont gel their tree to Landa Park to be the sanitation department has a few requests Bill city engineer and head of the sanitation said trees must be cut in pieces less than 1 feet long and tied into bundles The tree bundles should be left next to garbage cans Sharing their love Its like these children have a little something extra that helps them get by and take what they have says Sue Ponfick along with her husband is taking care of this foster The youngster has gone from an undernourished infant to an energetic toddler under the Ponficks Shes learning to talk so knows how to say Read about the Ponficks special love on Page 1B Photo by Deryl Incorporation foes saycityproponents By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A budget of million to operate the city of Canyon drafted last week by a trio of in corporation was shrugged off as being ludicrous by one of the members of the incorporation com The budget offered by the in corporation skeptics included more than of road maintenance and improvements costs The proposed budget also included the hiring and equipping of a police department with six patrolmen in cluding a marshal and city officials such as a engineer and and paying for liability insurance and other operating Incorpora tion opponents say their numbers were based on numbers gathered from other cities and private road We certainly arent going to have a budget like this at said Bill lake area builder and researcher for the incorporation Numbers are very dif ficult to come at it takes a lot of Simpson said he was to have met last week with Ed Jake Jessup and Ralph the oppos ing to map out some operating costs for the first couple of years of operation and he expected the group would have to meet for several days to create a legitimate But when the three told Simpson they were anxious to prepare a budget to meet a newspapers he decided not to par I think this budget reflects one hour of concentrated said Its These are numbers that dont I think with in each of the first two years we can run the He said the mock budget was reflective of one compatible witth a home rule such as New I think this budget reflects one hour of concentrated ef Its These are numbers that dont I think with in each of the first two years we can run the Bill Simpson Incorporation committee Home rule cities adopt a charter containing governing provi General law as proposed for Canyon may pass or dinances for the safety and welfare of its but basically abide by state Simpson said the expen diture figure reflects what could be generated in revenues with a 1 per cent sales tax levy and through fran chise According to numbers gathered by Simpson for the incorporation com a property tax base of around million exists in the Canyon Lake An estimated million visitors annually to the lake area spend more than million on cigarettes and other miscellaneous Proponents of incorporation con tend it is nearly impossible to design a budget before a mayor and council are elected and that it will ultimately be up to the people to decide what level of service will be assumed in the first years of while both sides disagree over what costs would be encumbered should incorporation prove most agree that the county will largely determine what services will be provided and at what County Commissioners have said they would consider a resolution on senice contracts before the 16 See Page 2A Absentee voting begins Monday in courthouse for incorporation try Absentee voting for the Canyon Lake incorporation question begins Monday on the first floor of the Comal County courthouse Absentee balloting will continue through Jan 12 On Jan registered voters liv ing in the 11squaremile area in question will be able to vote for or against the proposition to in corporate a portion of Canyon Lake Comal County Judge Freddark on Dec 3 formally called for the elec tion after organizers presented com missioners court with a petition ask ing for one The area defined for incorporation includes an estimated population of persons a third of the coun tys estimated at 215 miles and 57 subdivisions including Ca nyon Startzville and County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury said last week it is uncertain how many of the estimated to voters will participate in the elec tion and absentee Moun tain Valley Middle School will be the site for the 16 Bosenbury said especially those who reside on the fringes of the incorporation will need to be ready to prove they live within the defined area before Stores Should resolve Brrrrrrr to collect more taxes State Comptroller vows to do his deadlevel best to make collection easy By DAVIDMAY Stall Writer Merchants and retailers around Comal while considering any New Years may want to make collecting an additional v percent sales tax number one on their Approved by voters by a 31 margin last the sales tax takes effect l and affects those stores not situated inside the cities of New Braunfels or Garden The tax will be collected by the state comptrollers office along with the present 6 percent state sales The comptroller will rebate the tax to the The state expects to col lect slightly more than million fromt the lax for Comal County a collection that will result in a dollar f ordollar reduction in county proper ty tax rates for Voters in Comal County have elected to levy this additional sales tax as a method to generate money to reduce county property said Bob stale For one of your New Years you ought to be prepared for this in The extra revenue from the half percent sales tax must be applied toward property tax Bullock said County Commissioners backed the halfpercent sales tax levy because of the benefits county property tax payers would receive through ad valorem rate Most of the sales tax revenues will come from the and even of tourists who visit the area during the Because the county voted on the levy in it will receive a seven month revenue The county will operate on the unreduced proper ty tax figure through October although the additional sales tax will be collected beginning in January and first returned to the county treasury in On the weekend after it looks like Santa brought this Spuds McKenzie lookalike dog a new sweater for the holidays who belongs to Mario Ybarra of 896 will have to find something even better to keep him warm today as temperatures expected to reach only in the upper dropping to the 20s again