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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Teen to compete for Homecoming Queen See Page 3A Rangers soccer team buck in at least for See Page 10A New Braunfels man credits guide dog for See Page 1B New Braunfels BEST AVAIUBLE COPY 72 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377i teituno 7880 5126259144 1991 75 Cents Three 40 Pages Stammtisch Happy birthday The New Braunfels Herald Zei would like to wish a hearty Happy Birthday Monday to Venita Belated birth day wishes are directed to Ed Republican committee The Republican Executive Committee will meet at 7 Monday at the Dittlinger Memorial The focus of the meeting is to hear views of the county offi cials and constituents about the of the district attor neys position with the county attorney for Comal Comal County Democrats The Comal County Democrats invite the public to see the New Braunfels a video tape of inaugural activities for Ann The tape was by a local high school Tara It will be shown at Tuesday at Burgers and 636 Folkfest needs Plans now are under way for 1991 and items are needed for the Antiques and Col lectibles Dennis and Jackie chairpersons for the are asking for donations of any items you can part please call Dennis at 6257541 or Folkfest will be May 4 and Proceeds from the event go to the Heritage Conservation Society and the Sophienburg Museum and Arc Council The Adult Literacy Council will host a Tutor Training Workshop March 9 and March from to This workshop will train turors to teach non readers and lowlevel adults to The workshop will be held at Emanuel Lutheran 206 Travis in To make reserva tions call Edith Flathmann at Adult Education and at or Vernell at Deadline for reservations is March Senior Citizens The sixth annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizens will be pre sented this year as a joint effort of the New Braunfels and Comal Independent School Admission is free for entertainment and The prom will be held March from from 6 to 8 in the New Braunfels Civic Call Leslie Xriewaldt at 6206200 by March 1 to arrange free group Good Day Mostly cloudy conditions today are coupled with a 20 percent chance ibr according to fore A high in the 60s is Following an overnight low in the Mondays high like ly wont climb higher than the 50s as heavy clouds and a 60 percent chance for rain blanket the By partly cloudy conditions should find a high in the 30s and a low in the 50s before cloud cover increases again on 1016C DEAR TV Young Woman of the Year Kourtney is crowned New Braunfels1 Young Woman of the Year in a pageant Saturday evening at the Civic She is congratualted by last years Stacey BruemmeiUQenter as 2nd runnerup Rishanne Weidner looks Other runners up are Crystal arjdMachelle Please see related pageant Page Photo by Erik Karlsson Pair charged in murder of Austin man By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor Two Central Texas men arrested in New Braunfels on robbery charges last week now have been charged with the murder of an Austin Ernest of Del Valle and Jose Angel of Austin were charged with murder Friday afternoon in connection of the beating death of William Rod Bond was set at each and they remain in the Comal County Jail They also have been charged with aggra vated robbery with bond set at The murder warrant was issued by Austin Municipal Court Judge Harriet who set the bonds at Perez and Flores were arrested in New Braunfcls shortly after they allegedly robbed a convenience store clerk in San Marcos early Thursday New Braunfels police pulled the car over on Interstate 35 near the Seguin Avenue A 16yearold female traveling with the two was taken to Guadalupe County Juvenile Detention Center in Seguin before being released to her Brent McDonald of the Austin Police Department said Redman was killed Wednesday night at an Austin apartment complex where Flores The victim was allegedly con fronted by a group of people gathered at Flores apartment and beaten to officials The suspects also are being ques tioned in the attempted theft of a vehi cle in Bastrop County around mid night Gulf war enters ground phase 1 tr V i By PETE YOST Associated PreM Writer WASHINGTON Bush announced late Saturday night that a ground assault had begun to oust hatfamillion Iraqi troops from and said he was confident coalition forces would swiftly and decisively accomplish their A wellplaced Pentagon official This is the end The president said the decision to move into a violent and complicated new phase of the Gulf War came after extensive consultations with coalition leaders who committed forces to reverse Iraqs 2 invasion of The liberation of Kuwait has now entered a final I have complete confidence in the ability of the coali tion forces swiftly and decisively to accomplish their Bush Rally planners advise keep busy By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor The chairman of the local protroop support slated for March is urging family members with relatives serv ing in Operation Desert Storm to stay busy as the final phase of the war The more that we can keep these families busy right now the better off they are going to said Cheryl who has a son serving in Operation Desert Keep these families focused on something other than constant At least thats helping who is conducting another volunteer meeting 6 Tuesday at the VFW 600 Peace is encour aging those who need to stay to get involved with the If we can all focus in support rally it can she And by Saturday if the war is we may be cele brating the she its just too early to A host of local volunteers are helping Scott organize the Sec 2A At the Defense Secretary Dick Cheney said the combined land and sea campaign had been carefully planned to force Iraq out of Kuwait with a minimum number of The escalation began in the dark of the desert about 4 on Sun day according to one Penta gon It was 8 Earlier the Soviet Union tried and failed to come up with a withdrawal plan acceptable to both the coalition and Bush said the lastditch diplomacy gave Saddam one last and said the Iraqi leader instead redoubled his efforts to destroy Kuwait and its the noon deadline passed with no hint of an Iraqi with Bush said in a 10 internationallytelevised address upon his return to the White House from Camp He said he had directed Nor man Schwarzkopf to use all forces including ground to eject the Iraqi army from I ask only that all of you stop what you are doing and say a prayer for all the coalition forces who this very moment are risking their lives for their country and for all of he The longawaited assault came 38 days after the United States and 32 coalition nations launched roundtheclock air attacks to weaken the Iraqi army that has occupied Kuwait since The coalition was expected to unleash a furious battle across desert involving naval armies and perhaps a landing of Citys revenue detailed By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer General revenue for the citys 199091 budget was estimated at last according to the city of New Braunfels Annual Prog ram of Those funds generated from a vari ety of sources ranging from ad val orem taxes to building Sales tax remained the 1 revenue for the city last totaling Ad valorem taxes fol lowed that figure with the citys tax rate remained at 41 cents per valuation of the cost of basic services continued to We need to start looking at other sources of revenue because the effective tax rate has leav ing the city with less revenue to work said Richard director of finance for the City of New Braun New Braunfels is fortur nate that most of the general revenue comes from municipal sales taxes which accounts for 25 percent of the total he Although the sales tax accounts for cents per most of it goes to the The city can levy only a 1 percent sales tax and can add one half cent for economic Burdine In addition to sales interfund payments transferred from one account to another for provide the third largest source of Most of these transfers come from mixed drink taxes and franchises such as telephone and cable television which account for an estimated of the 199091 according to the citys Annual Program of The city also collects revenue from cityowned services such as New Braunfels which make fixed payments to the in lieu of Because NBU is city owned its not stuctured in the same way as pri vate utility Burdine While private companies pay prop erty taxes on their poles and switches with a franchise NBUs tax rate is based on the volume of If NBUs consumption is down the city revenue goes down he NBU pays the city onetenth of a cent per kilowatt hour which gen erates more than million a year for the he Firm seeks to replace rock crusher By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newe Editor After owners of ParkerLafarge receive a permit to replace an aging rock crusher with a more mod ern air emissions from the Wald Road facility are expected to drop With this we reduce our In fact the engi neer calculations for our permit indi cate the emissions will be reduced by 80 said company President Duncan Before owners of ParkerLafarge can replace the existing rock crushing facility in the limestone quarry they must secure a permit from the Texas Air Control The written public comment stage of the permitting pro cess began last For neighbors living around the plant have complained of dust emissions coming from the When the plant was owned by Parker Brothers Company the Texas Air Control Board cited the company in 1989 for failing to keep air pollution control equipment in proper working The company was fined And in 1990 when Parker Brothers merged with Lafarge company officials went to work on addressing dust and noise Owners con ducted a neighborhood meeting at the end of the We talked about That was a preoccupation of the neighbors that were closest to and rightly Steely start Coming out of the blocks at the start of a part of Fridays New Braunfels Invitational Track high school competitors seem steeled to See the results of their Page Photo by Erik Karlsson   

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