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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Minorities not prepared for freshman AUSTIN AP it would be misguided for the state to test the skills of college freshmen without vidifig remedial courses fof those who said Higher fiducaUoft Cbfflfnissioiief Commission wants ruling on track TV guidelines AUSTIN AP the chaifman of the Texas Rac ing Commission has asked Attorney deneral Jim Mat tox to decide whether state law prohibits the commis sion from adopting rules on See Page 4 410 M009 109 SOWEST HICROPUBLISHIHO 2201 BRQOKHOLLOW PL2 SUITE 300 TX 76006 erinthis uecaue uiaii me oaii rituuaaiAi wuU WOtt Super Bowl on Sunday with a 2016 victory ovef Cin New Braunfels S2 707 Landa New Texas 377880 5126259144 Tuesday January 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages City approves plan for salary increases Ru nAUin ni in TA Winter visitors By DAVID BUILT A Staff Writer Paychecks for City of New Braunfels employees will be a little bigger the first time in three years beginning 9 following action by New Braunfels City Council Monday Council approved a plan which gives parity to employ ee salaries and gives merit Funds for the increases were allocated in the budget for fiscal year As most of you weve talked at some length about changing our pay plan how we pay Our employ City Manager Paul Grohman told I think there have been numerous complaints for many years on parity among the not necessarily with any other organization but inside our own We have a proposal for you that I think is a very solid foundation to pay our Its based on some solid information and I think its a very solid said Groh who devised the Grohman said by his development of the the city saved the to it would have cost to hire a Sec Page 2 Good day Plenty of sunshine and breezy winds from the southeast will make for a nice Tonights low will dip to 60 Tomorrows forecast calls for a high of 68 and a low of A cool front ride in Thursday and bring lots of rain and cold inside 6 3 DEAR 5 5 m 5 WEATHER 2 Stammtisch The Most AFM Primus of the American Episcopal will hold Holy Eucharist services tonight at 7 at the Joseph American Episcopal 440 The publ ic is invited to the All New Braunfels Band Boos ters are urged to attend the Boos ter meeting tonight at The agenda includeds an update on the patron volunteer plans for the 4 New Braunfels Invitational Solo and Ensemble and a report from Wayne Tucker regarding future band The refreshments will off January doldrums and the current winter The ninth annual Dinner With the Arts celebrating the art and artists of this area is set for Sun day at the Civic beginning at A a talented performance following the theme of Lullaby of and a display of visual an works round out the Tickets are available at Krause Books and the Arts Center in Walnut No tickets will be sold at the Tonights Cancer Support Group topic js Yuck and will focus on of appetite and nutrition ing Anyone with cancer or friends and of aancer patients are invited to join the which meets each Tuesday from 6 to in the Garza Street Classroom across flie street from the main entrance Memorial weeks topic is God Didnt Qive You Cancer and the guest speaker will be the RevBuj from Trinity Baptist Firm to collect delinquent taxes Collecting the more than million in delinquent penalties and interest for the City of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Independent School District is the task of a San Antonio law The firm of Blair and Williams mailed out letters today to delinquent If tax payers do not pay their delinquent tax es they will face the a lawsuit andthetfisk losing their property as a result of tax said a firm Total including base penalty and for both the city and school is Of this or 26 per represents taxpayers who have not been delinquent prior to Of the total delinquency tax roll for the city and repre sents real repre sents personal property and represents other We realize our efforts are more crucial than ever to citizens in New said Oliver Heard firm These tax dollars help keep providing basic services such as police and fire streets and school teachers and facili If funds are not available to pro vide these we have a choice we can collect this money from tax delinquents or we can increase the tax those were supposed Delinquent taxpayers need to take immediate action to meet their tax responsibilities to avoid paying higher interest and penalties and possibly court said Bob firm We intend to make sure everyone pays their fair share of taxes to continue providing vital gov ernment services for the citizens of New Senior age 65 or See Page 2 These DoubleCrested Commorants certainly arent here for the but they have come to Centr al Texas from the Gulf Coast area for the nicer This bird is known as the Oriental Fishing Bird because fishermen in the Orient put rings around the birds necks so they cant swallow and wait for the birds to bring up A group of these birds has made Landa Park their year round home and Landa Park is a birdwatchers paradise because a large variety of birds have made it their said Parks Director David By the if you park near Landa Lake and find a fish head on your these Commorants are the culprit because they eat as they fly over the Photo by Deryl Clark to for downtown revitalization Officials to discuss fe West End projects New Braunfels City Council unani mously voted to hire a downtown coordinator as part of a downtown revitalization The city will provide 75 percent of the funds to hire the coordinator with the other 25 percent coming from the private The private sector service organizations or finanical institutions has 120 days to raise its portion of the Paul New Braunfels City presented two budgets to councillor a downtown coordinators The budgets were based on what other cities involved in Main Street projects are spending for down town He presented a budget which included for a for a for travel and for for office for telephone and for dues and Grohman also presented a lower budget that did not include a The lower budget was By eliminating clerical person nel expenses would be rather than and equipment expenses would drop from to I think we could do a very good job with either Grohman 1 think these are conservative I think these with the proper direction and cooperation from down town merchants and proper direction from could really make an impact on the You have to look at it as an invest I dont think youll see any dividends in year one and maybe not in year but I think its real good See Page 2 Residents of the West End will opportunity Wednesday to meet with officials of the City of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities to discuss improvements in the City Manager Paul Grohman City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski will discuss street repairs in the area and NBU officials will discuss phase two of a sewer project at the meeting at Wednesday in the Holy Family Church 245 Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa of District invites all residents of his district to attend the I want to tell all the residents down there were Chapa Ive been getting a lot of calls on People are concerned with all the Im inviting the people to come Were hoping for a good said We want to go in and explain what were Were very optimistic about what were NBU had a similar meeting with the residents when construction on the first phase of the sewer project Post office employee suspended following federal fraud charge A local post office employee was placed on suspension after a federal grand jury indicted him on fraud charges Pedro 551 Mill a sixyear veteran of the local post was suspensed after he was indicted on three counts of embezzlement charges and one count of illegal possession of food coupon said Postmaster Brent Inspector John who investigated the city letter car presented evidence to the Attorneys The opportunity fraud is there all the Lara But as far as a problem Lara refused to comment on how long the investigation had The Bargain Box of Johns Church at Casts and Coll streets needs volunteer workersThe store serves the community by offering clothing and small old items at reduced The Bargain Box helps several organizations with financial aid Teen COUPW ity Service the 24Hour and the Childrens Emergency For more call Madeline Blum at 6257836 or Uae Bargain Box at nn 4 f1 Hearing all sides organizes citizens advisory board By STEPHANIE DAVIS StaH Writer After surviving controversial budget hearings and Citizen the local chief appraiser is organizing a 15member citizens advisory group to hear every side of every issue11 this have stwh a diverse group and they represent so many different said Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes about his newly formed I dont look at them as fixall1 want their Members of the representing all walks of will research tang and shortterm goals for the Comal Appraisal District and give Subjects to he explored include annual budget feasibility pf new computers mapping housing of the disjipj lajary and benefit guidelines public relations doot think people understand this budget process or anything ahpw so Im going to get more public involvement of the budget Rhodes Various citizens and taxwg entities continually criu cized the district and its budget in I them to understand the set of catena that we have to ujadgr terms of the formulation of the Rhodes I wW have heard every side of every issue by the time I get it through the Some of the people that are on the group have been critical themselves in times Members of the group will not be paid or expected to shoulder any aggravation on behalf of the Rhodes Its hard for us sometimes in his who understand to understand what people who are not in it dont Rhodes By having these people who are not part of this tell us what they dont understand about maybe we can better address the needs ofthe community of a whole in terms of who is Waging new said he doesnt know of other appraisal districts who have an advisory In the process of trying to make the group under stand what the Rhodes said he will leara how to better cppiuMcais bis But there are dangers ft has its he If we dont get some good ideas or if U crejjes further then wwt Chamber hitting trail to attract more visitors By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is striving to make New Braunfels an even more popular site for Winter Texans to Michael the chambers Con vention and Visitors Bureau recently returned from the Rio Grande Valley where he represented New Braunfels at two Winter Texan travel New Bridge Caverns and Natural Bridge WJldlife Ranch were among 66 participants 91 the fair in 9 and 10 and among 88 in where they were joined by Scenic The chamber is planning to conduct a Winter Texan Survey in February to gain more infpnnaUon about visitors to the ateo will represent New at Winjerfest in Cor pus Christi in Though tfee about New Braunfels is being distributed at travel shows in njne Winter Texans typically are resi dents of midwestern or northern slates who spend the winter usually December or January through in warmer In recent Meek approximately residents of states such as Min and Michigan have called New Braunfels home from December through In four days time there were approximately visitors that aetualy walked through displays and picked up brochures and we talked with them one on Meek Just myself we distributed different pieces of literature to those That doesnt count what Natural Bridge Caverns and Scenic Hills handed so thai was a good We would have liked to have seen more raw numbers of people because we know that during a period from See Page 2   

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