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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels 151 NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Robert Sohn Tuesday June 1991 25 Cents One 10 Pages Stammtisch CAD Best wishes The Mw Braunfels Herald Zeilung wishes happy birthday today to Phyllis Lisa Jodi Mark Nce Phyllis Maria Horcc ka and Keith Belated birthday wishes to Lynctlc Happy anniversary today to Bob and Beverly and Roland Erbcn and Rusty and Pam Belated anniversary wishes to the and Howard Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Annual meeting Members of the New Braunfels Iris Society will meet tonight at for an annual meeting at the home of and Kenneth Tricsch at Lake Officers will be final report will be given on the spring fol lowed by a covereddish Vaccines available Comal County Health Depart ment has received 50 doses of Pneumovac vaccine from the Tex as Department of Health for use in high risk This vaccine will be available for individuals age 65 or older who have never received the June from 14 has been set for administering the vaccine at the Health Department in the Comal County Courthouse on a first firstservcd The fee is For more information call Concerts In the Park Concerts in the Park series con tinues Thursday at the Landa Park dance slab with The Grapes of Wrath Concerts start at and end at 10 Concerts are free to the Lake festival The sixth annual Hot Dam Cold Water Festival is slated for Friday and Saturday at Farm to Market 306 and the Guadalupc River next to the Maricopa Grounds open at 5 Friday and remain open until after the dance at mid On the grounds will be open from 11 to 1 For more information call Wade Russell at Rangers needed New Braunfels Parks and Recre ation Department is accepting applications for parttime park Applicants should be at least 18 years able to obtain CPR and first aid certifications and have experience in parks and public biolo gy or related Applications can be picked up at the office in Landa Ticket sales Telephone solicitation of tickets to the Comal County Sheriffs Posse Annual Circus will continue through July 1 for the July 2 For more phone Tom Moos at 6251413 after 5 Defensive driving A defensive driving course will be offered at the Comal Indepen dent School District Administra tion 1421 Highway 81 from 610 June For more call See Page 2A Good Day Partly cloudy days with a chance for isolated afternoon thunder showers at less limn 20 percent are forecast today and Highs near 97 and lows near 72 should be accompanied by south east winds at about 10 Mon days high in New Braunfels was 90 and the overnight low was As thunderstorms moved through the area Sunday inch of rain was For more weather please sec Page Inside DEAR TV approves software ByMARKWARNKEN Writer The Coma Central Appraisal Dis trict board of directors on Monday approved new software aimed at mak ing its services to local taxing entities more The appraisal districts software consultant developed the software package during the last two years while receiving the local staffs tech nical assistance on features such soft ware should Because of CADs the consul tant will supply the software charging only several hundred dollars for the three or so days he will need to install Acting Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers The designed specifically for CADs will be installed later this summer after the tax rolls arc Rodgers Van Zandt and Midland county appraisal districts already have pur chased the he This package will give the district greater capability and flexibility in analytical and reporting Rodgers This pack age also offers the fundamentals needed to meet the requirements dic tated by the school finance bill recen tly passed by the state The board approved the software stipulating that the installation expense should not exceed the amount in the cur rent budget for software capital In other the board sche duled a special meeting at 4 June 24 to decide in execu tive session which applicants for the vacant position of chief appraiser to Each board member has reviewed all the and a list of final ists to be interviewed in July will be compiled during next weeks meet board chairman David Former Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes left the agency in February to take the chief appraisers job in Ellis the board made its initial review of a preliminary 1992 CAD asking Rodgers to keep the total increase in salary expenditures to 3 NBISD board to elect CED representatives By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will hold a meeting tonight at the Educa tion Center Board Room in New The board will begin in executive session at 7 and will reconvene in open session at See Page 2 The principles of xeriscape are exhibited in a funded in part by a grant from the Edwards Underground Water surrounding the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department office in Landa Please see related Page Xeriscape area perks up park ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer A new garden exhibiting the princi ples of funded in part by a grant from the Edwards Underground Water is on display at the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department office in Landa Derived from the word which means xeriscape is the conservation of water through appro priate native Parks Department Director David Whatley said the xeriscape is a beauti ful way to help preserve spring The water district funds such demon stration gardens to show how colorful a landscape can be while conserving water at the same and competi tion for the xeriscape grants is he One reason the Edwards Under ground Water District wanted to do this project is that right across the road are the Comal Whatley This is probably the most appropriate place to have a You can look 25 yards across the road and see the purpose of a xeriscape to preserve the Edwards Aquifer and preserve spring EUWD also chose the parks office because it resembles a private resi and park visitors can easily visualize how xeriscapes would look around their he Parks department personnel installed the garden on the north Xeriscape based on principles of conservation Xeriscape is a concept of native landscaping that com bines water conservation and low Xeriscape has seven principles good soil pre appropriate turf adapted plant extensive efficient watering and effective A homeowner planning a xeriscape should first sketch out the yard and then consider the landscape maintenance and water require To increase plant health and conserve add organic matter to the Turf while require intensive mainte nance and much water and should be limited to family activity areas and as a view Turf should be replaced with less waterdemanding such as ground mulches or Plants used for xeriscaping should be selected for their low water adaptability to the regions soil and and visual This part of Texas has an abundance of beautiful native plants with low water fewer pest problems and less fertilizer needs than many exotic plants brought into the Colorful selections of crepe iris and daylilics arc The easiest part of converting a traditional landscape to xeriscape is to begin to use Adding three to four inches of pine shredded pruning or other materials ovei the drip line reduces watgr needs pf shrubs and trees by as much as 50 But even more important is efficient For the most versatile and efficient hoseend sprinkler is the impact The best type sprinkler head for a permanent system is the popup spray With the exception of the the most efficient way to water a landscape is with a wellmaintained and properly designed drip irrigation During watering should be done between late evening and midmorning to prevent waste through Most lawns receive twice as much water as they require for a healthy The key to watering is to apply the water as infrequently as possible yet thoroughly to a depth of four to six To know when to observe the When walking across the grass leaves footprints or the grass has a dull grayish its time to Effective mulches and other xeriscape princi ples reduce landscape requirements but some weeding and pruning still will be Appro priately pruned plants use less water than oversized Weeds always waste For more information or a free xeriscape con tact the Edwards Underground Water District at 2222204 or and south sides of the building begin ning in By the end of the area was marked curbed and decorated with and shrubs and some ground covers also had been Perennial flow ers and Asiatic jasmine were planted last The native which all have low water and maintenance require came from nurseries through out South Whatley For the yucca came from Uvalde and the Asiatic jasmine from Other plants include Afghan lantana and Texas nan Big tax bill Chamber told By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher A big tax bill is almost certain to emerge from this summers special legislative directors of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce were told Reporting on a meeting sponsored in Austin last week by the Texas and Austin Dennis who chairs the New Braunfels Cham bers Legislative Affairs This special session needs to be followed There will almost certainly be a big tax bill this sum Spending reductions will not close the budget Some of the options being discussed by Heitkamp told the Comal County business would seriously impair the states business Among those he listed an all business franchise tux an all business value added ax a corporate incorne tax a long term debt bill a location of payor bill and straight lino Heitkamp urged that those present and other businesspeople throughout the stale should press legislators to do u number of tilings in the special session Seek truly meaningful spending limitations every effort to improve Texas business making concen sus business issues a port of the special session Also a part of the chambers mouth I y board meeting was the presentation of a check to the chamber by representatives of San Marcos Long Distance The check brought to more than the amount the long distance provider lias paid the chamber over the last tluree The first such presentation was tor approximately and the second for some Bach of those amounts represents five percent of the annual toll paid by the firms New Braunfels customers who remained with San Marcos Long Distance for at least one San Marcos Long Distance Account Services Supervisor Dick Weh presents Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Manard Ivy with a check for The gift to the chamber represents the final portion of the 5 percent pledged to the chamber of SM Long Distances first year bringing the total amount to Photo by Frances Bridges antique roses and chinkapin Another benefit is shade from the new trees along the west What leys which faces has always been hotter than the rest of the parks office and the shade 2 Sales tax payment up 5 percent By ROBERT STEW ART Start Writer June 1991 sales tax payments for New Braunfels were up nearly 5 per cent over the same period last according to figures released by John Texas comptroller of public Not only are local sales tax rebates up but theres a sizeable increase in the number of Texas business loca tions collecting the Sharp Net payments for June from New Braunfels totaled com pared with last This is an increase of Payments for Garden Ridge also were up from last year showing a 20 percent increase in The Comptrollers Office has iden tified a net gain of new busi ness locations in Texas between May 1990 and April with the majori ty of the sales tax applications filed during the first months of By during those same months of the net rise in businesses collecting the sales tax was 2   

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