Thursday, August 15, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 Cents 193 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL Cv Thursday August 1991 Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeilung wishes happy birthday today to Judy Jesus Matthew Missy Frank Sheila Dian Suzette Sandy Staccy Arnic Alanis and Tom Belated best wishes to Earl Happy anniversary today to Keith and Teresa Sandy and Sandy Santellan and Bert and Grace Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Street closure West Mill Street from North Castell to North Academy avenues will be closed from 7 to 5 daily through Friday for replace ment of the rail road 4H benefit Performing from 8 to mid night Friday at a dance to benefit the Comal County 4H program will be the Grapes of Tick ets can be purchased for each from any 4H the County Extension Office at 132 Water Lane or at the The cveni is set for Eagles Insurance program A program on auto insurance by Jim Cook of State Farm will be presented at Fridays meeting of the National Associa tion of Retired Federal Chapter at the New Braunfels Senior Citizens Pizza party Call now to reserve your places at Friday Family set for 6 to 9 Friday at the Childrens Museum in New The program of fun and fellowship will feature recognition of junior vol unteers and a pizza Charge is for small appetites and for big Place your pizza order with the museum at Rummage sales Mujer a nonprofit will sponsor a rum mage and bake sale from 9 to 6 Saturday and Sunday at the Weekend Flea 1661 Scguin New Braunfels Historic Museums Association is collecting items for an 22 rummage sale to benefit its members Sophien burg Museum and Con servation Society operators of Conservation Plaza and Heritage Society Museum of Texas Hand made Donations are being accepted at Conservation Plaza each Saturday morning or pickup can be arranged by calling Dennis Heitkamp at 6257541 or Pam Brandt at New Braunfels Foursquare Gospel Church will host a fund raising yard sale from 8 to 3 Saturday at the 430 FarmtoMarkct Road 306 mile west of Interstate Highway Texas Army National Guard Family Support Group will host a rummage sale at the 2253 IH 35 from 8 to 6 School dedication Dedication ceremonies for the new Bill Brown Elementary School will be at 2 Sunday at the new Due to limited 2 of Rudolph Salvermoser One 12 Pages Good Day The chance for rain tapers throughout the with drier con ditions likely Saturday and The high today should be near 90 with and overnight low near 75 and winds shifting from the northeast to the east by For weather please see Page Inskfe DEAR TV County jury indicts exbailiff By ROBERT STEWART Stuff Wrltw A former Comal County CourtAt Law bailiff indicted Wednesday by a Comal County Grand Jury on one count of the felony charge of imperso nating a peace Harold Andrew Krueger of Hill Country Route 3 in New Braun fels was arrested July 11 after an alleged incident of taking a man into custody at a River Road outfitting Krueger allegedly identified him self as a peace officer from another said Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Krueger served as bailiff under for mer Judge Ronald The Krueger case was presented to the Grand Jury by Special Prosecutor Bill Gibbons from San In another Tomas City will get more hotel tax ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels will soon begin collecting hotelmotel tax es from lodging operations located just outside the Recent changes in state law have allowed cities with populations under for Uie first time to tax hotel facilities in their cxtratciritorial This change prevents a hotel located immediately outside the city from benefiting from the citys tour ism promotions without collecting hotelmotel City Manager Paul Grohman said before the City Council reviewed an ordinance extending the tax on The move will allow the the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of and various arts and cul tural organizations to benefit from hotelmotel taxes collected by the John Newcombe and TBarM tennis ranches beginning Grohman Owners of the two businesses already have agreed to annexation by the end of the year to take advantage See HOT Page 2 Monthly sales tax rebate tops ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer For the first time is city the monthly sales tax check from the state comptrollers office has topped New Braunfels received an August rebate check on sales tax collected in June that is higher than the collected in August of last the previous That of course shows that we have a very strong retail economy here loc City Manager Paul Grohman A great deal of that con be attri buted to our visitor Sales tax revenue hasnt increased as much as projected in July and the first two montlis of the citys budget In the city collected about percent higher than the collected in July But checks in July and August are likely to be much higher percentage wise than the same months last he By the end of the the city should realize the budgeted 9 percent increase over the million col lected in the 199091 fiscal Last years sales tax revenues were hurt by the war in the Persian Gulf because ot the large military presence in this reg Grohman Much of the reason that the New Braunfels property tax rate is among the lowest in ihe state for a city its size is because of relatively high sales tax Grohniau Sales tax is the largest single com ponent of the citys annual making up about 26 com pared with about 24 percent for prop erty he Two arrested on sealed indictments By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Two men were arrested Wednesday night on scaled indictments handed down by a Comal County Grand Walter Richard of the 1300 block of Mcsquite in New Braunfels was arrested and charged with arson relating to a July fire at the Hill Coun try Tire then located at 503 Seguin according to the Comal County District Attorneys Hampton was released from the Comal County Jail on a personal recognizance Hampton was the owner of the tire company and at one time was the concessionaire of the Prince Solms Park Tube Chute on the Comal Larry Marlin of Canyon Lake remains in the Comal County Jail in lieu of bond after being arrested at his home last night and charged with the 1982 murder of his The body of Sandra Griffith was found burned beyond recognition in the aftermath of a fire in the Griffith home off Hiline Road in Bulverde on April An autopsy by the Travis County Medical Examiners Office in Aus tin revealed that she had been shot twice in the upper part of her back before the fire was Rudy Rubio of the District Attorneys Office and Texas Ranger Ray Martinez investigated the case and made the Bond for Griffith was set at by District Court Judge Robert of the 200 block of Camp in New Braunfels was re indicted on new charges of theft over Acevedo was convicted July 25 of a third degree felony of theft over under in a case where he was found to have bilked an elderly resident out of money for unnecessary home The new indictment is on a similar case at a different according to Comal County District Attorney Bill Other indictments handed down Wednesday include Terry Lynn Grigsby aka Terry Lynn of the 1600 block of Old McQueeney Road prescription Top job When a work crew Installed a new sign at Robars Restaurant on Lancia Street they climbed right into the a crew member straddles the signs Photo by Annelies Robert Lee of South Guenther forgery by Reginald Nichols of the 100 block of West End theft over under Jose Tristan of the 2500 block of San Antonio burglary of a two Brandy of the 400 block of Beatty Laura of the 800 block of Oak Lane forgery by Scott of Houston pos session of controlled Valenin of Spring Branch burglary of a Aabram of the 500 block of Parkview burglary of a Canvass upholds CED vote By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Comal County Education Dis trict canvassed the results of the August 10 election at a meeting Wed nesday Voters in the Comal CED approved a 20 percent homestead exemption and a homestead exemption for disabled and elderly A tax on tangible personal property was turned This board does not have to take action authorizing these exemptions its a voter Board Chair man Leroy Goodson The CED will have to have a budget hearing and adopt a said Abel business manager for Comal Independent School Ihe CED will enact a tax but wont have to have a tax hearing as that rate will be set arbitrarily by the system set up by the according to A meeting will be called for a budget hearing when figures are available for cost of tax collection and professional liability insurance for the NB1SD has provided a propos al for cost of collection in the city but the board is still awaiting a proposal from the Campos There was discussion about how the tax burden will shift to businesses because of the exemptions passed in the Another thing that could inflate the tax rate is the freeport inventory Campos The frozen tax situation for people over 65 is another factor affecting tax The CED gets first shot at frozen taxes he As the CED rate escalates as mandated for the coming years up to per valua the school districts will probab ly get More and more people will be lost on that first tier CED said Lon nie NBISD business The board declared that the next meeting of the Comal CED will be subject to call when information com es in that makes it possible to formu late a City approves plan for LCRA park ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Wrlltr Eighteen acres of downtown prop erty came a small step closer to becoming park land this week with city approval of a master development Since the city of New Braun tels has leased and maintained the acreage located west of Landa Park across the canal and north of Landa Street from the Lower Colorado River Authority at no As part of the 50year LCRA required the city 10 develop a master park plan to identify appropriate uses for each part of the park to ensure improvements are The City Council on Monday approved the master about a year in the million park moves step closer LCRA will review the prop osed master If the property will be cleaned up and pos sibly opened to the public initially as open said David Parks and Recreation department Development of the final mil lion park likely will be completed in phases through Landa Park city and parks department one forone matching grants from the state Parka and Wildlife and possibly cooperative projects with community he We look at this as a multiyear Whatley It will have to be done in We will try to build components as funds become Right there are no funds to do the One interesting feature of the plan is a botanical garden area in the north em section of the said Den nis a landscape architect with Dunkin and Associates of The area will feature a pond fed by water pumped from the The water will flow back to the canal through a waterfall Plans also call for a small seating between and near the Other elements include large and small picnic two pedestrian bridges from Landa 160 parking a jogging an extension of the miniature train and an open playground area for Green ery along the western end of the prop erty will screen the power Vehicle access is planned at the noi Ui end of the property from Freder icksburg Road and at the south end from Landa The final plan also includes green ery and boardwalks along the canal to help screen the concrete as suggested by the council during a recent workshop to review a prelimin ary version of the This is one of the main elements that has been planned since was last brought before