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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 Cents 213 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home rilling ome of Floyd Brown Friday September 1991 One 16 Pages Stammtisch NBISD Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zellung wishes happy birthday today to Don Richard Med rano Tommy Kte Bryan Rick Gary Carlos Mar tinez Jose Angel Paul and Peter Renee Mar tinez and Darlene Wishes for a happy birthday Saturday to Carmen Christopher Ray Mike Kiv lin and Ed Belated birthday wishes to Robert Lucille Julissa Javier Hernandez and Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Fernando and Linda Happy anniversary Saturday to Waliy and Susan Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Spaghetti supper The Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a spaghetti supper 15 from at Fire Station on Oblate Drive at FarmtoMarket Plates for children under 8 will be adult Pro ceeds will be used to help buy new Chicken plate George Garcia VFW Memor ial Post will sponsor a bar becue chicken plate with all the trimmings for Plates may be picked up from nooH to 2 at the Texas Army National Guard Tickets are sold by post Swine meeting Canyon High School FFA or Junior FFA member interested in mandatory meeting 16 at the Agriculture Science building at CHS at Wurstfest dancers New Braunfels Kinderchar will begin rehearsals in preparation for Wurstfest performances at 3 15 at the Bavarian Village Restaurant For more information call David Smith at 6291785 Girl Scouts needed Girl Scouts are needed for the Comal County Fair Parade Kay Smith has coordinated this years float and all girls are wel come to ride on Meet at the float at 8 the day of the parade on Sycamore For more infor mation call Smith at Scout Country Fair New Braunfels area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will sell Scout Country Fair tickets at a variety of locations The Scout Country Fair will be at McGimsey Scout Park in San Antonio on At the fair there will be numerous games and exhibits of interest to Proceeds from the sale of tickets will benefit local troops and the Alamo Area Boy Scout Potluck supper New Braunfels Newcomers Club will have a potluck supper 17 at 6 at Lancia Park Pavilion Bring a covered dish and 2 Good Day Low clouds and a slight chance for afternoon or evening thunder showers are included in a forecast that calls for highs in the low 90s and lows in the Similar conditions are expected through the Thursdays high in New Braunfels was the overnight low was For more weather please sec Page InsMt DEAR REUOIOU8 TV approves pay raise By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The New Braunfcls Independent School District Board of Trustees on a 61 a pay raise for teachers and all employees and unanimously enacted a new tax rate to pay for Here in Comal County none of us like none of us like to see our taxes go up or sec a larger amount of our spendable income go to Trustee Arlon Hermes The employees of this district are entitled to a salary We are not an extremely poor county nor are we overly reliant on government The new tax rate for NBISD is cents per SI00 This figure includes cents for debt ser vice and for operating said Lonnie assis tant superintendent for The pay raise will be eight percent of the midpoint salary for employees at midpoint or eight percent of salary for employees above midpoint and a increase for anyone who has reached the maximum ceiling of the pay Pay for substitute teach ers will also be increased from S38 to per Im going to vote against Trus tee Margie Rabom said in casting the lone dissenting Im very con cerned about where our reserves are and Im scared to death about laying off teachers next year if we cant meet our Several districts around the state arc laying off teachers this year in reaction to lower state Last week we had to go borrow million to meet pur Board Treasurer Dick Robinett Money to pay you teachers comes from the The amended budget total is This new figure includes the pay raises and extra teachers that had to be hired Memorial Memorial New Braunfels Middle School and a teacher for one addition al math period at New Braunfels High Theres a possibility were going to have to look at another session or two at the high Superinten dent Charles Bradberry We need more at the middle school but there is no Enrollment at NBISD is currently This amount is 102 students more than last mostly at New Braunfels Middle Bradberry Robinett asked if the budget also included an adjustment for work mans compensation You may end up saving more on workmans Curtis Were still working on Hermes made a presentation to the complete with overhead pro to show that Comal County citizens can afford a tax Fig ures he provided showed the per capi ta income for the county to be in The state average was Hermes said that if that fig ure is multiplied by the persons SM 2 Blasting the past Sandblasting the image of a cowboy from the wall of the old Heidelberg Halle is Randy The buidling has been purchased by Bums and Karen Cleland for their nationwide Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder Court denies consolidation bid ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday decided against consolidating county voting precincts for the 5 state constitutional amendment Commissioners voted 50 against citing the importance of the which features 13 proposed constitutional including a change that would allow the state to operate a revenueraising The county clerk routinely recom mends consolidation of voting pre cincts to save money on election judges salaries and other election Consolidation might contribute to lower turnout if voters avoid the lon ger drives to their polling places and could be seen as sending a message to voters that state constitutional elec tion amendments are less important than other commissioners In separate the court voted to accept a grant for a juve nile law enforcement officer in the Sheriffs The awarded through gover nors will allow the department to fund one specially trained deputy to focus on dealing with the victims and perpetrators of juvenile allow ing the department to be more effi cient and better serve the Sher iff Jack Bremer Because its such a sensitive its sometimes hard for a typical depu Commissioners vote to retain tax rate ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday approved a tax rate to fund the countys The tax rate per property no change from the current means the owner of a with no exemptions would pay about 173 in tax said Commissioners Court Administrator Mary After months of the court on Wednesday gave final approval to the 1992 up about 3 percent over 1991 fiscal years The countys 1992 effective tax the rate that would raise the same tax revenue in 1992 as in was calcu lated by a state formula to be so not raising the actual tax rate displays the courts efforts keep the budget total increase Casteel Under the salary increases for top elected and appointed officials average about 5 while most county employees will receive 3percent costofliving salary increases and be eligible for additional 2percent merit Commissioners will receive 11 percent salary to from Sales tax rebates now running percent ahead ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Comal Countys sales tax rebates so far this year are running about percent above the same period last according to the state comptrollers The city of Garden Ridges sales tax rebate checks are 74 percent higher during the first nine months of this year than during the same period last while New Braun fels collections are tracking 1 percent Both cities had especially good September rebates compared to the same month last Comal County received a rebate this compared to in September last County Treasurer Bart Since the county has garnered compared to million during the first nine months of last The 1991 budget estimates collections of so the county should make budget with the October he Any rebates collected above the budget during November and the last two months of the countys fiscal will go toward retiring the countys general obligation he Bartholomew expects the county by years end to have collected about 6 percent over the amount collected last Its been a good especially in the recreation SM Page 2 ty on the street to be able to sift gears to handle situations involving juve Bremer By accepting the the county has agreed to participate in a fiveyear declining grant Bremer The state will pay 100 percent of the annual costs for the office beginning and the grant amount will decline by 20 percent each year he In other the court awarded contracts for indigent health care Pharmaceuticals to Mountain Valley Pharmacy and IGA Bids were sought from providers in the lake area and in the New Braun fels and only one was received from each County sets aside some funds to open fire marshals office Trade trip Admiring a New Orleans travel poster are Wilton man ager of Ascot Travel and Esteile winner of a trip to that city from the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Busi ness Trade The with accommodations at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel and airfare provided by American was awarded In cooperation with Ascot The trade show was Tues day and Photo by Annettes Schlickenrieder ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer County officials have taken the first step toward establishing a fire mars hals office to investigate possible arsons in the rural areas of the county and to perform other duties to ensure the publics Commissioners Court unanimously voted on Wednesday to add to the courts contingency fund for the eventual start of a county fire mars hals but the exact nature of the proposed department has yet to be worked District Attorney Bill Reimcr and Sheriff Jack Bremer originally sug gested the court consider funds for an arson Investigator during the completed county budget County Judge Carter Casteel And county volunteer fire depart menu have for many years boon pointing out the need for a county fire she Commissioner Jumbo after recently meeting with volunteer firefighters and studying the office in surrounding recommended the court establish the fire marshal I think theres a need for this and its a fairly common office in many of the counties of our Evans Casteel said the fire marshal likely will end up not only investigating fire i for possible arson but inspecting daycare centers and nursing homes out in the The fire marshal also may be assigned the duties of Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinator and could help beef up the countys employee safety program to reduce workers compensation I would expect that based on the law enforcement and the prosecution of the plus the volunteer going to sec a county fire They say we need and therefore the need is out Casteel Casteel said the county will look into a possible cooperative arrange ment with the city of New a move which might make the county eligible for some federal The sheriffs department has access to several trained arson but needs a fire marshal with special equipment and training to be available to immediately investigate and cordon off A site so the county doesnt lose iu legal case because evidence has been Brcmcr The fire marshal also might servo as a coordinator for the various volun teer fire he Because the county fire marshal also would need to be a certified peace fullor punlime fire
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