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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY 25 Cents Wednesday July 1991 177 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Penny Crawford One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitting wishes happy birthday today to Sarah Lynette Shelly Oscar Barboza Bucky Jessica Jim my Shirley Frankic Neclcy and Ann Belated birthday greetings to Freddy Leos and Lori Celebrating an anniversary Clarence and Wallie Now otny and Mike and Lisa Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Park concert David Owens will play his folk tunes Thursday at the Landa Park Dance Slab beginning at as the Concerts in the Park series The concert is free and open to 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 Sin 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 Summer festival 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 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 children three years old through the twelfth To preregister call 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 arc required to comoleto 15 hours of training for license Offered will be Buyer Agency from and The Resi dential Unit As An Investment from 6 to Fee per course is for New Braunfols associa tion for Texas Asso ciation of Realtors members and Pigt 2 Good Day Hot and humid conditions are expected this afternoon as the high temperature reaches the A chance of thunderstorms are expected late this afternoon and early Tonights low is expected to drop to the For more weather please see Page Insldt DEAR PRIME TV Unusual indecency with child indictment returned By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Wrlttr An eleventh indictment was handed down by a Comal County Grand Jury against a 60yearold New Braunfels man who has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and inde cency with a officials The latest indictment against James Calvin of the 400 block of Academy Street is on a charge of dis play of harmful material to a This is the first time this charge has been used in Comal officials with the District Attorneys office Harmful material is defined as appealing to the prurient interest of a minor or being patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult com munity as a whole with respect to what is suitable for minors and is utterly without redeeming social val ue for Lewis allegedly exhibited a porno graphic videotape for a young officials In Lewis was indicted four times on charges of aggravated assault and indicted six times on charges of indecency with a Sporting a shine Todd Robinson pumps some iron during Unicorn Football Camp at New Braunfels High Young football players are attending the camp to prepare for a future that may include varsity See related Page Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder Logistics big part of balloting process By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Writer Absentee voting has started for the August 10 election and the predict able confusion has hit some area Whats confusing is the fact that there are at least four different ballots that must be cast by voters in the city of New First of the voter should go to the municipal building at 424 Castell Here a simple for or against ballot which allows licenses and permits to retail private clubs and mixed alcoholic beverage establishments for authority to serve and consume alcoholic bever ages on Sunday between the hours of 1 and 2 and on any day except Sunday between the hours of 12 midnight and 2 In other bars can sell alco hol until 2 Proponents say this Transit feasibility discussed ByMARKWARNKEN 8UH Writer Engineering consultants discussed progress of a feasibility study on a Now Braunfols transit system with community members at the municipal building on Three representatives of Hamilton a Pflugcrvillcbascd engineering and consulting dis cussed the halfcomplete study with about 30 Results of Hamil tons demographic study were pre along with several different tentative but no final recom mendations were The study is the result of a Main Street Advisory Board recommenda tion two years ago that thenMain Street Project Director April Gol dsmith look into the possibility of some type of trolley system for the Hamilton was hired as a consultant to study possi ble and potential costs and sources of The Texas High way Department of Highways and Public Transportation is funding the study through the Alamo Area Coun cil of Oovernmenui If a transit system were determined another two or three years of public study and planning would be needed before actual opera Psgt 2 will keep money in the community by preventing people from having to go outside the city for latenight drink Opponents believe the ordinance will lead to unruly increased drunken driving and more problems for The next stop will be the County Courthouse at 100 Main Here the ballot will concern two proposed amendments to the Texas The first amendment is a for or against vote to allow the voters of a county education district to adopt cer tain tax exemptions from the districts ad valorem taxation for residence homesteads and to provide for the tax ation of personal This mea sure does not approve the exemptions or the taxation of personal but rather just gives the CED the authority to have the voters authorize these individual items at their next stop the school district polling The second amendment on the statewide ballot at the courthouse authorizes providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide educational loans to This will provide money to the state to make student the demand for which has recently Previous repayment of loans supplied enough money to supply new loans but demand has exceeded this The next place to go is the polling place for the school district of resi This could either be the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict at 430 Mill or the Comal Independent School District at 1421 Highway 81 Other polling places for CISD are Smithson Valley Middle Mountain Valley Elementary School and Comal Elementary The CED ballot will be cast at all school district There are two ballots to cast for residents of The first one is a County Education District ballot containing three All are for or against Proposition 1 is for the exemption of 20 percent of the market value of the residence homestead from ad valorem taxation in Comal County Education Proposition 2 is for an addi tional exemption of of the market value of the residence home stead of an individual who is disabled and of of the market value of the residence homestead of an indivi dual who is 65 or older from ad val orem taxation in Comal County Edu cation Proposition 3 provides for the taxation of all tangible personal property other than manufactured homes in Comal County Education district that is not held or used for the production of At there is then a ballot for the election of school board Residents of District will receive a ballot consisting of that race which shows Aguinaldo Nayo Zamora running unopposed for school board The other section shows five atlarge candidates of which the top two vote getters will become school board The candidates as listed on the ballot are Arlon Peter Felix Bob Self and Leo Hermes and Self are Voters in NBISD who do not live in District will receive a ballot with only the atlarge slate on There wasnt that May be next time theyll find a way to make it Absentee voting runs through August The senior center fund drive reaches For see Page Lafarge fight already forces expense ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The city of Now Braunfels has spent on Lafargerclated leg al expenses since the issue surfaced about a year The city has retained the services of an Austin law firm that specializes in environmental matters and an envir onmental engineering firm for techni cal support to oppose the Lafargo Cor porations permit application to store and burn hazardous waste at the Bal conea Heights cement plant near New Lafarge and its Systech Environmental must secure permits from the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Air Con trol Board before We need some kind of commit ment on your part to go City Manager Paul Orphman told the City Council on During the last 60 days weve spent about The activity has gotten very heavy the last to four The Legislature has been in session and committees were meeting on several Orohman The citys legal counsel has often waited up to nine hours a day to testify or to observe Orohman Funds are Included in the citys budget under professional services to cover the ho Orohman said he planned to got feedback from each council member individually within the next two weeks to draw up a proposed resolu tion of continued support for the legal battle for consideration by the council next If we stop the money weve spent will be thrown down the Orohman said in an interview Tues So its my expectation that we will If we had not seen some state legi slative wed probably be at the courthouse now in some type of which would nave coat a tre mendous amount he When the Issue was first looked we realistically expected a longterm lawsuit to cost In excess of million So the citys effort have pro duced several tangible most notably helping pass Senate Bill the now state law that bum Ing of hazardous waste within a half mile of residences and public facili ties that some Lafarge opponents say kills the alternativefuels the city has developed a good working relationship with the two state commissions While they may not always agree with at least weve been able to bend their Orohman Trial continues in home repair scam case ByROBERTSTEWART Staff The trial of Thomas of the 200 block of Camp Street in New Braunfels began Tuesday in Dis trict Court at the Comal County Acevedo was indicted on charges of theft over He allegedly was involved in a scam to bilk elderly New Braunfels residents into paying for home repairs like house leveling which may have been District Attorney Bill Reimer is prosecuting and the defense is repre sented by Attorney Bill Tuesdays action saw witnesses for the prosecution describing work done on their homes as well as city building inspector Daniel Pentecost describing city code violations in the A videotape of work performed at some of the houses was shown and other experts testified as to the poor quality of workmanship and normal costs of certain New Braunfels Police Detective John Villareal testified about investi gation of ongoing activities and com plaints about the defendant and City Planning Director Mike Shands testi fied about complaint and letters about violations involving the SM 9
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