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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                BEST AVAIUILE COPY Sunday September 1991 75 Cents 219 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Harlan Fischer Three 44 Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zetiung wishes happy birthday today to Roxannc Oscar Gerth Junic Cindy Katrina Heather Christine Sara Autumn Kocpp and Rene Happy birthday Monday to Spike Kimbcrly Brown and Joseph Belated birthday wishes to Ash ley Rose Clint Roger Papc and Michael Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Lester and Viola Juan and Dora Rios and Ruben and Michelle Happy anniversary Monday to Egon and Clara Schricwcr and Patrick and Hattie Belated anniversary wishes to Oscar and Barbra Gcrth and Ches ter and Frances Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Fair rabbit show Entries arc now being accepted for the rabbit division of the 1991 Comal County Entry deadline is 23 and the entry fee is per Additional informa rules and entry forms can be obtained by calling Unicorn calendar Year of the Unicom calendars arc still available for a The calendar includes dates and times of all Unicom band and choir and meetings of booster clubs and the For more information call Joy Bindscil Queens contest The Comal County Fair Queens Contest is tonight at at the Canyon High School There will be 21 girls from local high schools participating The fair queens court will represent the Comal County Fair Association at surrounding festi vals for the upcoming Cost is per person and audience partici pation is a portion of the j Nutrition lecture A free nutrition Main taining a lowfat low cholesterol diet will be offered at McKenna Memorial Hospital 23 from to in the first floor conference For more information call Band meeting The New Braunfels High School Band Boosters Club will meet in the band hall at All interested parents and friends arc urged to Auxiliary attends play Members of the Ladies Auxili ary to VFW Post 7110 who will be attending the Circle Arts Theatre 3 production of Noises Off today arc reminded to arrive at the Playhouse in Landa Park between and Tickets will be distributed City offices closed All city offices will be closed 27 for the Comal County There will be normal garbage but service will begin at 5 Persons with Friday See Page 2A Good Day Cool and cloudy conditions con linuc loday wilh a 20 percent chance of Expect a high loday of 88 wilh a low in ihe Anolhcr cool from is cxpeclcd lo blow through the South Texas area Monday night bringing wilh ii a 50 pcrccnl change of The high lempcralure Salurday was 81 and the low was For wcalhcr see Page Inside 1016C DEAR TV A fruitful find Sheriff Jack Bremer takes a look at the rglsihjack ftunel fermenting in the Cdrhal County Photo by Robert Stewart Inmates dashed By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Nobody can say that some of the inmates at the Comal County Jail dont have At least they did until authorities discovered their hidden Jail officials Friday discovered a large batch of raisin jack fer menting in a plastic trash with trash on top of hidden in the bot tom of a trash said Comal County Sheriff Jack These are the same guys who complain aboul not getting enough he It started ferment If they could keep this batch going for 30 days it have been The homebrew is made by adding pieces of cutup and bread for the yeast needed for fermentation to he Jail administrator Brian John said that a similar batch was found in the jail about three years We sometimes find small batches in John Also found were several hard boiled eggs and pieces of fruit that were not In the prisoners were pre paring for the holidays or just reacting to the cold Bre mer Stolen property found in search By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The arrest last week of two New Braunfels men has lead authorities to the recovery of at least in prop erly and the clearance of eight local says Detective Kevin Ste vens of the New Braunfels Police Michael David and Richard Dale both of the 1000 block of Kuchlcr were arrested at Friday by The men remain in the Comal County Jail on charges of burglary of a habitation and burglary of a riorr Stevens Bond for both men has been set at on each Property recovered includes a washing two a softside stereo and televi sion telephones and Some of the property has already been returned to Slovens Stevens said he made contact with the individuals at their told them they were sus pects in a burglary case and asked for permission to search their The pair agreed and signed conscntto scarch Serial numbers of prop erty in the house were checked out and turned out to be he An initial attempt was made to arrest the men but they ran from the he Surveillance was set up at another residence where they were thought to They were arrested when they attempted to leave thai Stevens Some property was hidden in the attic of the mens Stevens Four residential burglaries and four business burglaries have been cleared with the he They walked around at night to do Stevens They dont have a Tests for water plant scheduled this week ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities mil lion surface watertreatment plant unique among cities over the Edwards Aquifer is scheduled to begin pro cessing water under test conditions on Work is now substantially com aboul a month ahead of sche dule and on said Roger Big NBUs director of technical Only ground and road work remains to be he Contractor on the main plant is New Braun fc 1 sbased Lambda Last the plant and the river intake structure passed a major inspection by a consulting he Theyre ready to put water in the plant and fill it and then theyll test the equipment by circulating the water and chlorinating Riggers And men well go from there to work out the bugs in the The plant should be processing water for public consumption in early he Good a good contractor and a welldesigned project all went into making a project of this magni tude work out this Biggcrs The plant the only municipal watertreatment facility over the Edwards Aquifer has the capacity to treat 8 million gallons from the Guadalupc River daily to supplement NBUs six ground water wells that draw from the Theyre ready to put water in the plant and fill it and then theyll test the equipment by circulat ing the water and chlori nating And then well go from there to work out the bugs in the hydraul Roger Bigger NBUs director of technical The plant will supply enough water for the city during most of the but will be supplemented by the wells as needed during the summer months when demand is t Water will be pulled from the Gua dalupc River and piped to the nearby located at the end of Albert for treatment before distribu tion to NBUs water Funds for the project came from bond issues of million in 1987 and million in 1989 mid from NBUs water resource development built up through the years by a small surcharge on each gallon of water sold to NBU purchased enough property at the site to add two more similar plants to address future growth in the Sponsors announced for show Todays Lifestyles with Home makers Schools will be presented to Comal County consumers on 30 at the New Braunfels Civic Local sponsors in cooperation with the New llmunfels will provide an evening of learn ing and Lucinda Homemakcrs School home promises to present new recipe ideas included in Ihe Todays Lifestyles cookbook free to all attendees thai arc in tune with todays Recipes involving both microwave and con ventional cooking methods will be as will a of both every day and company fare all in easy lofix Lucky winners will lake home one of the or so dis hes Local sponsors and door donors include Flowers by Sharon McDonalds Electronics Skin Care Buy Ior 10 Kilchcn Collection Williams Applian c Commissioners hold line on tax rate ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Under the 1992 budget adoplcd earlier ihis Comal County will pay its employees more and increase services to residents while dealing with a flal lolal taxable property value and higher insur ance cosis for employees all ai the same properly lax rale as ihe 1991 Earlier this Commis sioners Court adopted a million 1992 about 3 per cent over the million 1991 But the court didnt raise the properly lax rate lo pay for the slight increase in the Com missioners set the 1992 tax rate at cents per properly val uation exactly the same as ihe 1991 The owner of a home with no exemptions again will pay about in annual county 1 understand ihal counly gov ernment docs nol have ihe man dates to comply wjlh even though we have such as those al the jail a school disiricl said Counly Judge Caner We do have some control over our and I do appreciale So we were able to keep that rate the Steadily increasing sales tax revenue is one factor helping the Comparison of ad valorem tax rates county maintain its current tax Casieel For during the first nine months of this the county received million in sales tax rebates from ihe stale comptrollers com pared with million during the same period of Another difference between the county and the school districts is that we gel sales We get almost million in sales lax Casieel Some of ihe departments work ed at irying lo be very frugal in their and thats been help but ihat sales tax certainly is the county is doing a bel ter job investing its she Total taxable property value in Comal Counly in 1991 was calcu lated by ihe Comal Appraisal pis iricl al jusi slightly higher than the billion in So county coffers received no real txxxsi through increased property The countys effcclivc property tax rate the rate that would raise roughly the same amount of lax revenue in 1992 as in the current year was calculated according to a stale formula at Although some of ihe countys reserve funds tentatively have been committed lo hold the line on the lax ihe county historically spends less and brings in more revenue than Therefore the reserve fund should remain strong in the eventuality of a major she Without increasing the tax the county was able to meet increased costs for workmans compensation insurance and health while providing 3per cent costofliving salary adjust ments for all some of whom also will be eligible for additional 2percenl merit and salary increases averaging aboul 5 wrccnt for elected officials and department Casieel The county also was able to set aside for a muchneeded facility for the health now located on ihe third floor of ihe Courthouse Castcel said Tinmove will improve ser Sea Page 2A   

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