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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels r i i 105 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 512625 nuno 9144 Friday April 1991 25 Cents One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Ramiro Christina Rudy Ybarra Freddie Maurice Marta Dustin Theodore Lawrence Slim Schlameus and Wanda Best wishes Saturday to Alvin Weaver and Lisa Belated birthday greetings to Javier Happy anniversary today to Joe and Angelina Carroll and Ada and Ernie and Jeanic Mcndcz and on Saturday to Betty and George Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Book signing Author Minctta Altgclt Goync will autograph her new A Life Among the flora Ferdinand Lindhcimcrs Letters to George at a party from 2 to 4 Sunday at the historic Lind hcimcr Home at 491 Comal Refreshments will be provided by New Braunfels Historic Museums Association and Friends of the Dit tlingcr Memorial School yard sale The GoodwinFrazicr PTO is planning a yard sale at 10 Saturday at the School parking 1441 Highway 81 Proceeds of the sale will go to both Refreshments and a bake sale also will be Project WILD A free Project WILD workshop for adult youth leaders and teach ers will be conducted Saturday by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation To be held from 9 to 4 at picnic area in Landa the meeting will concentrate on the wildlife related supplemental programs multidisciplinary activities designed to develop knowledge and skills related tq the interrelationship of humans to their Participants will receive an activity guide for the appropriate age For information or to make drop by the office in Landa Park or call Parade display The Ferdinand Lindhcimer Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet at Saturday at Church in the Valley at Canyon Anlonelte Mahns tead will present a program on the history of the childrens Kinder maskenball parade and will show old For more informa tion call Iris Show The New Braunfels Iris Society will host its 26lh Iris Show from 1 to 5 Saturday at First United Methodist Churchs Wesley Irises in an array of colors and shapes will be Meet the candidate District 4 City Council Member Eddie running for re invites the public to a meet the candidate reception from to Tuesday at 605 Ridgecrest off Common Friends of Education Coinal Independent School Dis trict Friends of Education will See Page 2 Good Day Cloudy and gusty conditions still could lead to rain today mid Satur Highs in the midto low80s and lows in the high60s are fore In New Braunfels the high was the low was 71 and inch of rain was For more weather please see Page Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV School finance bill approved From STAFF and WIRE REPORTS With days to spare before the states next court appearance on school the Legislature approved a billiondollar bill to reform the way public schools are I think some some fear and some desire to do right combined and got a majority vote in both said Carl Senate Educa tion Committee The House approved the plan 9257 and the Senate Ann Richards said she would sign the bill into The plan would cost the state billion over two years and shift hun dreds of millions of dollars in local property tax money from wealthier to poorer school The Texas Supreme Court twice has unanimously ordered lawmakers to reform the school finance I think some some fear and some desire to do right combined and got a majority vote in both said Carl Senate Education Committee which now allows wide disparities in funding among school districts because of its reliance on the local property The system also is funded by state aid and some federal The state faces a Monday hearing before State District Judge Scott who oversees the case and ordered an alternative plan to be drawn up by a courtappointed I think its up in the said Edmund RSeguin about whether the plan would be termed I have learned not to second guess them The bill does contain a revenue cap to limit disparities when school dis tricts containing 2 percent of the states students begin outstripping others in raising Parker said he believes if lawmak ers had not passed a the court would have ordered massive consoli dation of school Kuempel said he voted for the mea sure after looking at it and contemp lating the fear of the masters plan and the fear of He said Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts wont be greatly affected by the bill one way or the Richards and House Speaker Gib Lewis said they thought the legisla tion would pass court I think its a solution to have qual ity education throughout the state of said DFort Richards This Legislature tried very did a good job and produced a bill that Ill Lawmakers missed an April 1 Supreme Court deadline for reform after the House two weeks ago defeated another school finance reform This plan also came in for its share of The property tax is the most regressive tax that we and youre going to impose some real hor rendous property tax said Dan The bill would set a minimum local property tax rate of 72 cents per S100 rising to SI in four School districts would get a basic allotment of per rising to The plan would redistribute local property tax revenue generated at the minimum rate in new education dis tricts drawn largely along county The districts could tax another 45 cents to enrich programs and for con with each school district guaranteed per rising to in four School districts would not share local property tax revenue over the minimum The state would make up the difference if poor school dis tricts could not raise the guaranteed level through local Another 5 cents of local tax would be permitted on top of the but no state money would be available at this The bill also would extend the number of instructional days from 175 days to 180 by eliminating five teacher training First committee talks on fundin called 4Dleasin Dedication day Members of Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post 35 lead a Thursday afternoon ceremony in which the new flagpole was dedicated and the flag raised outside the offices of the New Braunfels Also on hand for the event were Comal County Judge Carter Casteel and New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Chairman Mariard Photo by Erik Karlsson By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Four persons appointed to a mayor al committee to study how municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue should be split among local arts and historical groups met for the first lime New Braunfels Mayor Arno Beck who appointed the committee serves as chairman of the When youre in the middle of negotiations were not going to make any he said this adding the first meeting was very Becker handpicked two persons from the newly appointed City of New Braunfels fleritage Commission and two persons from the City of New Braunfels Arts Representing the Heritage Com mission are Helgard Suhr and Stanley Representing the Arts Commission are Mary Beth Smith and Penny Becker decided to appoint the com Local arts and historical groups seemed divided on how the funds should be mittec after a City Council meeting Monday night when both factions of arts and historical groups expressed differences of opinion on how the money from tax should be Representatives from each com mission must soon know what portion of tax they will be work ing with before deciding what local organizations will receive funds and how Last year 10 arts groups received money and four historical groups received Last year in New was generated from motel Of that total went to the Chamber of Commerce leaving the remainder to be split among the irts and historical 1990 GROUP PICNIC RESERVATIONS ORIGIN OF RESERVATIONS BY CITY AUSTIN METRO AREA miscellaneous cities j Merchants must Main Street SAN ANTONIO MliTUOAKHA I I 740 KRRVATMJHS DURING THR YEAR AiSSA Most Landa Park users New Braunfels residents By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The majority of picnickers in Land a Park during 1990 were residents of New according to figures from the citys Parks and Recreation The park is used by New Braun fels said Parks Director David Of the group picnic reserva tions made in Landa Park in percent were made by New Braunfels Figures also released by the city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department this week indicate another percent of the reserva tions were made by residents in the San Antonio metropolitan area percent were made by people from the Austin area and per cent of the reservations came from other cities in and out of Hie numbers should dispel any myths that local people do not use the Whatley We hope we are dispelling mat During Raster weekend this approximately people visited the park and Whatley said approxi mately 50 percent of those visitors were from New Whalley said through park improvements mid the very nature of the people are automatically drawn to Landa The community is aware that the opportunities are he Weve made a concerted effort to really improve our Many local people use the park pavilions for business meetings and family he Local residents pay nothing Mon day through Friday when making reservations and they receive a 35 per cent discount on Outof town visitors pay lite full amount when making By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Downtown New Braunfels has a way to go before it arrives but members of a Texas Main Street Pro ject resource team say the area has great potential for New Braunfels really has poten said Danelle of the marketing firm Melvin Simon and There are a lot of oppor tunities here that I havent seen in a long Since the city of New Braunfels received the prestigious Texas Main Street Project members of a resource team have been visiting the city since Through such a New Braunfels will receive merchan marketing and retail recuit ment expertise for three years for the downtown along with team members Brian Larson of Larson Design Ward Rogard of Ward Bogard and Associates and Dean Henigsman of Starek and gave shortterm and longterm suggestions for downtown during a public hearing Thursday afternoon at the New Braunfels Municipal Baldwin said downtown merchants should look toward improving the area building on a downtown image and striving to increase you lose a staggering percentage of your local expendable dollars to other she said And being a marketing director at Rolling Oaks Mall I know With a few exceptions the mer chandise quality does not meet your local or tourist market People are Danelle Baldwin of Melvin Simon Associates describes fhe poten tial she sees and her recommendations for New Braunfeis Downtown Project during a town meeting held Thursday at the Municipal Corn Photo by Erik Karlsson saying they need to leave New Braun fels for quality Baldwin said while New Braunfels has a wealth of historic some of the buildings are drab and in obvious disrepair April director of the New Braunfels Downtown said he suggestions the resource team is making are on target and appropriate for The short term recommendations all need to be implemented within the next three to six the longterm recommendations are two to Five she Anice director of he Texas Main Street said New Braun fels has whal takes heritage and desire to make Downtown New Braunfels We have seen hai his s t ami has such an appreciation of iis Ger man heritage thai we think thai vil ie the spur and that Viil be the Marketing theme that we will use throughout this Main Street she We are convinced thai here is nothing cnal mis town cannot accom I have never been is proud to call a jity i Mam Street have never been is coiuiiiem thai n will
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