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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                HIT AVAIIAILI COPY s o MO 16 DP EL TX 3 25 Cents Tuesday July 1991 One 10 Pages Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of MLlssa Steel ung 176 Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Delia Lciicia Villar Delia Mark Nona Erma Victor Russell Erbcn and Victor Medina Belated birthday greetings to Maria Lori Ann Andrian Shannon Wol ford and Ken Celebrating an anniversary Ray and Lucy Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Seniors club Senior MexicanAmerican Club will meet Thursday at Cypress Bend Park at Any seniors attending New Braunfels or Smithson Valley high schools are invited to attend and Cheerleader car wash New Braunfels Middle School cheerleaders are planning to wash cars July 30 at the park ing lot adjacent to HEB grocery store on West San Antonio Street from 1 to 4 The cheerleaders are raising money for a number of AUFCAP members Agencies United For Child Abuse Prevention will meet for its quarterly meeting July 25 at noon at Molly Joes Restaur Sherry coordinator of OnGoing Family Support for HOSPICE will be the guest speak Members should bring quarter ly Summerfestival Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church is sponsoring its annual summer festival 2 and 3 at the 138 Festivi ties begin 2 at 6 with free Grounds open 8 Saturday with a volleyball Plenty of a car and dances are Bible school Vacation Bible School will be held at Harmony Baptist 1472 Texas 46 South July 29 through 2 from 9 to noon each day for students in the third through twelfth To prercgistercall Transit meeting The city of New Braunfels has scheduled its second transit meet ing with Hamilton and Asso ciates tonight at 5 at the Council Chambers to discuss Hamiltons progress to For more information call Friends for Rivers Local environmental Friends for Rivers will sponsor a forum tonight at Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 Walnut Rebecca associate director of public rela tions for the Texas Nature Conser vancy will be the guest Realty class New Braunfels Board of Real tors is sponsoring six hours of Tex as Real Estate Commission Mandatory Continuing Education July 25 at the Faust All licensed real estate agents and brokers are required to complete 15 hours of training for license SM Page 2 Good Day Hot and humid conditions are expected this afternoon as the high temperature reaches about 93 A chance of thunder storms are expected late this after noon and early Tonights low is expected to drop to about 73 Mondays high in New Braunfels was The low was 70 and the city picked up barely an inch of For more weather please see Page TV CAD postpones hiring appraiser By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Comal Central Appraisal Dis trict board of directors will meet in a special session next week to continue discussing who will be the districts future chief The special session is slated for 7 July The announcement of the special session was made by Board Chairman David after the board of directors emerged from 3 lengthy executive session Monday night and failed to Store clerk robbed By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer New Braunfels police are searching today for an assailant who robbed a convenience store clerk early this clerk was trying to lock the door when he said Martin New Braunfels police The robbery occurred at the Sac n Pac convenience 204 Loop 337 at the time the clerk was closing the Mayer adding police were notified of the robbery at For more crime news see Page The clerks husband was waiting for he wife to close when the assailant pushed them both into the store and took an undetermined amount of The clerk said she believes the rob ber was weilding a Mayer Mayer said the who was wearing panty hose over his is believes to be an Hispanic male wear ing a white blue jeans and tennis take action on hiring a chief No decision was made and well have another meeting on David Seven candidates arc in the running for the including acting chief appraiser Lynn Other final ists Kathy John Allen Harold John Haliburton and Bruce Former Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes left the agency in February to take the same position in Ellis Lets go surfing In other the board presented a service award for recognition of service to the district and the com munity to Charles a long time member of the board and four time chairman who resigned recently for health I never have enjoyed serving on any board as much as I have the appraisal Lewis It was a highlight of my I was in the pre sence of many a Lewis said he is getting better and that his health situa tion is better than anyone The board also approved transfer of from the contingency fund to pay for advcrtismcnts seeking candi dates for the chief appraisers position and for other contracted services related to legal Action on a plan to distribute matching funds from the CADs dis continued retirement plan to the parti cipating employees was tabled by motion of Neil board secret on a vote of 32 with board mem ber Harvey Papc and ViceChairman Raymond Soechting An interlocal agreement was approved for computer services and disbursement of funds regarding local government The board members next embarked on a budget workshop in which two versions of a tentative 1992 budget were presented by Rodgers for their Budget A was for while budget B was Last years budget was This surfer dared the a new tube surfing ride at Schlitterbahns new Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder Charter committee looks at issues ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Mayor James Goodbread has asked the City Charter Review Committee to consider citywide election of the small salary payments for New Braunfels City Council members and an increased percentage of voter signatures to validate a The mayor requested that the committee review the three impor tant items in addi tion to anything else they deem important after studying and dis cussing the char The commit Goodbread tee met for an organizational meeting last Seven residents appointed to the committee on June 24 were Raymond Mendez George Chere George Charles Walker and Karen The city charter should be revised to allow New Braunfels residents to elect the mayor at rather than continuing the present practice of the council electing one of its members as Goodbread Its time the people choose their own Goodbread I think its archaic that we do it any other To me its basic I do not think that seven people have more wisdom than the entire I feel like our electorate out there is and I think they should at least have the opportunity to elect their own he The mayor also has asked the com mittee to consider a small stipend around to per month for council members and the He said most other cities in the area offer such a financial I feel like were never going to get the younger person in Good bread People 25 to 35 years of age have a valuable contribution to Election judges selected ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council on Monday approved election judges for the 10 special election on an ordinance allowing licenses and per mits for latehour sales of alcoholic The presiding judge at District Lone Star will be Isabel Bar and the alternate judge will be Olivia In District First United Methodist Chere Stratemann will be the presiding while Stratemann will be the alternate In District New Braunfels Pre sbyterian Ann Bartholomew will be the presiding judge and Mason Blake will be the alternate Presiding judge in District Eagles will be Stolte and Frances Castilleja will be the alternate According to state each presid ing judge will appoint between three and five Eugene Mornhinwcg was appointed presiding judge of a special canvassing board for absentee Absentee which began continues between 8 and 5 weekdays through 6 at City council members unanimous ly approved bids for two garbage trucks from San Antonio Truck The council approved staff recom mendations to purchase a rearloading GMC truck with a Pak Mor body for and to buy a frontloadjng Pcterbilt garbage truck with a Pak Mor body for The low bid on a frontloader was but the staff recommended against the bid because the PakMor body is more sturdy and reliable than the Abel body of the lower In other the council Unanimously abolished a 20 perhour school zone speed limit on Common Street between Houston Avenue and Veramendi The school zone is unnecessary and inef according to a traffic study by Traffic Safety Coordinator Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Department and his discussions with the New Braunfels Independent School District transportation Students attending Lamar School are eligible to ride the bus and do not cross Common Street to attend Mayer wrote in a memoran dum to the Unanimously approved the first readings of two ordinances updating the citys participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement One which the city adopts helps keep the bene fits of retired employees and those soon to retire in line with The cost to the city will be The other allows the city to give TMRS employment credit to employ ees who previously worked for cities not belonging to the state retirement This ordinance will have no monetary impact on the said Finance Director Richard Accepted a grant from the Texas Forest Service to plant 12 trees around the perimeter of the Main Pla za and five trees around the municipal Heard from residents Carolyn Phil Leonard Meyer and Jim Meyer asked the council to ask New Braunfels Utilities to simplify its especially concerning the power cost Mooney asked the coun cil to support a state audit of the oper ations of the GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys Canyon Dam hydro electric generating plant that NBU supports Phillips asked the council to consider the weekend overflow parking situation on Union Avenue near Page 2 We dont need to have all reared people up Theres six out of seven of us who are And thats an unfair he I feel like we need to come into the present cen This certainly is not for me because Im at the end of my tenure In a sense weve made being on the council an elitist You either have to be too old and not have anything else to do or you have to be able to afford being a council Goodbread To me its basic demo I do not think that seven people have more wisdom than the entire I feel like our electo rate out there is intelligent and I think they should at least have the opportunity to elect their own Mayor James Goodbread asked that the committee consider tightening stan dards on resident petitions forcing the council to call special a petition is valid if signed by a number of registered vot ers equal to 10 percent of the total who voted in the last city Goodbread I want to stem the flow of but I dont want to spend the money needlessly when you can go out in one or two days and get the required Goodbread You should have to work for something like not just sit down at a corner of Kroger and get the signatures in an It should be a project thats important enough that people would sign Council Member Clinton Brandt said he opposes atlarge election of the mayor and any money for the mayor and council Suit filed in tiger controversy By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Tom Caldwell claims that not Kenneth is the owner of the Bengal tiger seized under court order last week by Comal County Sheriff Jack Bre And he has now filed a law suit in federal court in San Antonio to try to get the tiger Joined in the suit by former Caldwell claims that due process was not served as they did not give the animals actual proper notice of the impending They messed Caldwell Not only did they fail to notify me but the wording on the writ of possession is wrong as The animal was seized as being in violation of an ordinance that prohibits wild animals from being kept within feet of another Blacks where the animal was is located in the area of 281 and Texas he The men have produced a bill of sale dated May 1991 in which Caldwell agrees to pay in installments for one domes tame Bengal Tiger named Caldwell has said that he will continue making the payments to Black even though the animal has been taken by He made his July payment by cashiers Black Friends is friends and business is Im thinking about going ahead and filing a suit against him Caldwell for the whole now since he doesnt have control of the The bill of sale states hat at the time of death of the tiger Thomas Caldwell agrees to return the t   

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