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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Water Watch Comal River.....................................211    cfs (same) Edwards Aquifer.................623.52 cfs (down .02) Canyon Lake outflow...................................313    cfs Canyon Lake inflow.....................................133    cfs Canyon Lake level..................................902.54    feet The State    Texas. The area was along and east A cold front brought freezing    of a line from Gainesville to San temperatures to the Texas Panhan-    Saba- die and flash flooding to a vast area    Other thunderstorms were devc- . across the eastern two-thirds of the    loping early today over southwest- state.    em portions of North Texas in an More of the same is in store for    area extending from north of tonight and Wednesday as fore-    Abilene to south of San Angelo casts called for snow mixed with    and northeastward to near Ste- rain in the Texas Panhandle and    phenville, Those storms were continued showers and thunder-    moving northeastward. storms for most of the rest of the    _    . . slJttc    Lows tonight will be rn the 20s . Temperas, dipped .below 2A at Amarillo at 5 a.m.    **    ^JJ*11 Co^ "J ,nf The flash flooding problems    to 50s and 60s over the rest of continued across North Texas. A flash flood warning was in effect    Highs Wednesday will be in the for Ellis, Fannin, Hunt, Johnson,    30s in the northern Panhandle and Kaufman, Delta, Hopkins, Wood,    in the 40s, 50s and 60s over the rest Lamar, Red River, Titus and Camp    of West Texas, in the 40s and 50s counties.    over North Texas and in the 40s in • A flash flood watch was in    the Hill Country and in the 50s and * effect for the eastern two-thirds of    60s elsewhere in South Texas.Stammtisch Continued from Page 1 “Invitations have been sent to all past and present local D.U. members. If you would like to attend contact Jean or Betty at Citizens Bank at 629-2265 for ticket information,” said Michael Meek, chairman of the local D.U. chapter. Tickets this year are again $50, which includes the banquet and a full year’s membership in Ducks Unlimited. Wildlife art, guns and other items will be exhibited in several raffle and auction formats. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for North American wetlands preservation. Wurstfest tickets Advance tickets to Wurstfest are available at the Wurstfest office in Landa Park, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, New Braunfels Resorts and the Mill Store Plaza office. Advance tickets are $4 or $5 at the gate and $2 advance or $3 at the door of Wurs-thalle.ObituariesLouise Myers Pegs ' Graveside services for Louise Mayers Page, 69, of Canyon Lake will be 2 p,m. Wednesday at Comal Cemetery with the Rev. Don Sommerville officiating. Mn. Myers died Oct. 2ft, 1991, at McKenna Memorial Hosp!tai. She was bom Dec. 13, 1921, in Gravel Hill, Ark., to Louis and Lois (nee Pitts) Myers. She married George Page Jan. 30, 1947, in Galena Park, Texas. Mrs. Page, a resident of New Braunfels for eight yean, was a PBX operator for Sean. She was a member of Canyon Lake United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, George Page of Canyon Lake; sons. Larry A. Page and his wife, Debbie, of Houston and Ronald G. Page of Houston; sister, Inez Gregory of Oklahoma; brothers, Dwayne Myers of Oklahoma, Bill Myers of Houston and Don Myers of Conroe; and two grandchildren, Brent and Christopher.Linda Helmer Ikels Services for Linda Heimer Heels, 85, of New Braunfels will be IO a.m. Wednesday at Doeppcnschmidt Funeral Home with Dr. Friedrich Rest officiating. Burial will follow at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Mrs. Heels died Oct. 27,1991, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Hospital. She was bom March 26,1906, in Comal County to Max and Marie (nee Kadcrli) Heimer. On Oct. 16, 1928, in New Braunfels, she married Harry Heels, who died Jan. 13,1975. She was a homemaker who had lived in New Braunfels all her life. She was a member of First Protestant United Church of Christ and of the German Frauen Verein. Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Elsa Heimer, Wanda Heels and Irma Heels, all of New Braunfels; nieces Loraine Kraft of New Braunfels and Lucille Biegler; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. Monday until service time Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to First Protestant Church. McKenna Memorial Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Roberto C. Alvarez; 961 Chicago, New Braunfels; 8-pound 9nounce girl; Oct. 21. .Victor and Hermclinda Contreras; Geronimo; 8-pound 12-ounce boy; Ort. 21. Lilia and Guillermo Garcia; 474 Seels, New Braunfels; 8-pound 8-ounce boy; Oct. 23. Kim and Renee Gamer, 1113 N. Walnut, New Braunfels; 9-pound Zina Russell Schroeder of New Braunfels and Janice Weaver, Seguin district manager of World Book, present a set of encyclopedias to Bret and Wanda Nazworth and their children Keith and Carissa. (Photo by Robert Stewart) Missionaries receive gift of reading By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Writer Bret and Wanda Nazworth and their two children are missionaries who have ministered to natives in Venezuela for eight years. “It’s jungle —- we live right in the middle of the Amazon,” Mr. Nazworth said. Nazworth is with an evangelical mission organization called New Tribes Missions. The tribe they minister to is called the Yanomamo Indians. “They’re very primitive, they’re one of the few remaining warring tribes in the world,” he said. "They still kill each other with bows and arrows. We’ve actually seen several people die by being shot by arrows.” Nazworth is currently staying in New Braunfels recovering from hepatitis and malaria but hopes to be back in the jungle by Christmas. Nazworth took his children to the recent Comal County Fair and talked to Zina Russell Schroeder of New Braunfels at her World Book Encyclopedia booth. Schroeder became intrigued with the Nazworth family and thought she could do something to help them. Under a World Book program called “Company with a Heart,” she arranged the donation of a set of encyclopedias to the family to take back to Venezuela. “This is really neat, I’m just really impressed with the company doing that,” Nazworth said. "The closest library to where we live is 5-600 miles away—and there are no roads.” Nazworth has a motorcycle in the jungle and there is an airstrip in from of their dwelling where supplies are flown in. "We come back every four years for a year,” he said. "We teach literacy and the three R’s, a little Spanish and do medical work (for the natives).” There are now about 650 natives where Nazworth lives where there were only 250 there 20 years ago when the mission first arrived. He attributes this growth to improved medical care and other programs like a cattle program. He added that there is a lot of animosity in the tribal culture including "chest pounding” where natives beat each other on the chest with rocks. Nazworth came to New Braunfels because of a friendship with the Rev. Dennis Biddison of the FeUowship Bible Church. Nazworth ii originally from Orange, Texas. The children are presently home-schooled but may be sent to a centralized missionary school in Venezuela. One problem in Venezuela is gold miners illicitly setting up operations in the country. Venezuela is trying ti) keep control of its land and not be overrun like nearby Brazil, Nazworth said. "The Indians originally thought that the airplane was one of their ancestors called ‘dragonfly’,’’ he said. “He could fly so they figured it was him in a hard shell." As for communications, they listen to short wave radio programs like the Voice of America and they have a 2-way radio to call mission headquarters, 250 miles away, in case of emergency, he said. Nazworth said that teaching the natives about Christianity that will work in their world is a goal of the mission. "We believe that God's word will take on a different form in every culture md still be what God wanted it to be,” he said. Pane, Brotze nominated to CAD board By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees nominated Harvey Pape and Wayne Brotze as the district’s representatives on the Comal Appraisal District board of directors at their meeting Monday. Pape is an incumbent on the board while Brotze will be a new member replacing Raymond Soechting, who requested that the board not renominate him. Brotze is a Garden Ridge resident with children attending Canyon High School. He works on the staff of State Rep. Jeff Wentworth of Bexar County and is president of the CHS Music Boosters Club. The Comal ISD represents more than 47 percent of the taxable property that makes up the CAD which is why they nominate two representatives to the board. Other members are the New Braunfels ISD, Comal County, city of New Braunfels, city of Garden Ridge, city of Selma and the Reclamation/Conservation District. In other business, trustees approved application for waivers from the state-mandated 22 to I student-teacher ratio for Goodwin Primary and Frazier elementary schools. "The subject areas where we are required to have the 22:1 ratio are those basic core subject areas of language aru, math, science and social studies,” said Aden Tieken, assistant superintendent for personnel. "In some cases we might be able to add a part-time teacher and have them come in for just those core subjects to get down below the 22-1 ratio, but that again would use up some of the budgeted funds for teacher salaries." "I know we’ve done this every year since I've been on the board,** said Board President Lee Ikels. On the tax front, an adjusted tax levy figure for the 1991 tax roll was presented to the bord for approval. The CISD tax levy is now $12,096,682. "The original revenue estimate was based on the $12,378,892,” said Abel Campos, business manager. "The reason for that was a software problem (at the CAD) relating to frozen taxes. We are going to get $300,000 less.” The appraisal district purchased new software in August to handle combined billing with the County Education District which had some "bugs” in it. Campos said. He added that the new lesser figure will affect not only CISD but also the CBD. "We will end up with less in our fund balance," Campos said.Adult 4-ounce boy; Oct. 23. John and Linda Miracle; 158 Sky Country, New Braunfels; 8-pound, 8-ounce boy; Oct. 23. Jose and Marie Medina; 1805 Katy, New Braunfels; 6-pound 6-ounce girl; Oct. 24. Michael and Marion Nelson; Route 5 Box 639H, Canyon Lake; 9-pound 10-ounce boy; Oct. 24. Mr. and Mrs. Scott Hollek; HOR I Box 389A, Canyon Lake; 9-pound 2-ounce girl; Oct. 28. Continued from Pag* I to $3,000 and up to a year in the county jail, Rheinlander said. The $2,000 county licensing fee for such a business, formerly $100, includes owner background checks by the Sheriffs Department and inspections by the county health department, environmental health office ami fire marshal. The issue arose in August when a man stopped by the county attorney’s office to request a copy of the county order, saying he planned to open an adult bookstore along Interstate 35 in the county. The court conducted a public hearing on proposed new regulations Aug. 22. "I appreciate Nathan bringing this to our attention and Commissioner (J.L. ‘Jumbo’) Evans working on it,” said County Judge Carter Casteel. "I think if we've had any disagreements about it, it’s because of how long it has taken. On the other hand, I realize the county attorney has had his hands full, certainly this week. I’m not sure sometimes how we’re going to get everything accomplished, but we’re certainly going to try” The county attorney’s office has been deeply involved the past couple weeks in negotiations on the purchase of a downtown bank building for additional county office space and the Hummel Museum. During a recent salary grievance hearing, Casteel cited the delay by Rheinlander in proposing stricter regulations for adult-oriented businesses as one example why Commissioners Court declined to approve a 1992 cost-of-living salary increase for the county attorney. Rheinlander, in his unsuccessful appeal for the three- percent raise, responded that his office has taken on many additional duties and that because his office was responsible to the entire Courthouse, not just commissioners, they have to prioritize their activities. The approved county regulations now include adult bookstores and movie theaters, which the state did not previously allow. The new order also includes specific definitions of the individual types of businesses the county seeks to regulate. Page 2 HerakJ-Zbrtury, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, OWeather Sales tax payments up in county, city By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer October sales tax payment figures for New Braunfels, Garden Ridge and Comal County are up from the same period last year, according to figures released by State Comptroller John Sharp. The October figures reflect taxes collected on sales during the month of August. New Braunfels received a payment of $262,588.74 for the period, an increase of nearly eight percent over August of last year. The year-to-date total for New Braunfels is up 1.8 percent over 1990. Garden Ridge continues a record breaking yew with a $2,270.73 sales tax payment during the month, a 34.05 percent increase over the same period last year. Garden Ridge is experiencing a 68.4 percent increase The county treasurer says the total 1991 sales tax rebates should exceed projections by as much as $240,000._ for the year. Figures for Comal County show an increase for August of 7.37 percent to $143,059.78. The payments for 1991 to date, totaling $1,287,621.15, reflect an 8.27 percent increase over the same time in 1990. Comal County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew estimated that the total 1991 sales tax rebates for Comal County would exceed projections by as much as $240,000. He attributes this to vt increase in tourist business due to good water flow conditions in the Guadalupe River. "The water is up,” Bartholomew said. “That's the story." Bartholomew said the county has been receiving its money from the state via electronic transfer for about the last six months. "If we can put the money in the hank one day earlier, we make that much more money,” he said. “I like getting that money back quickly.” The increased interest from the quicker deposits can add up to quite a bit of money over time, Bartholomew said. Of the 1,067 cities and counties receiving sales tax rebates this month, 304 were sent payments of almost $81 million through the electronic funds program. The city of New Braunfels also receives its rebate via electronic funds transfer. “We started with the program when the Comptroller’s Office first started it,” said Richard Burdine, finance director for the city of New Braunfels. “It’s been, I think, about two years now.” For the fiscal year which began July I, the city is about six percent ahead of last year’s sales tax returns, Burdine said. “Electronic funds transfer provides local governments instant access to their money and the state saves on the cost of paper, envelopes and postage,” Sharp said. Merchants collect the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax and any local taxes levied in the area and send them to the Comptroller's Office with their tax returns. The state retains its share and returns the local portion of the sales tax to cities, counties and other taxing entities.Harald-Zfltung Published Sunday morning, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa St,, or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1328. Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung at New Braunfels, Texas. DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher STEPHANIE FERGUSON    JIM    HORNBECK Managing Editor    Advertising    Director CHERYL DUVALL    CAROL    ANN AVERY Business Maneger    Circulation    Manager KAREN REININGER    GUS    ELBEL Classified Manager    Pressroom    Foreman Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, 112.90; six months, $22 JO; one year, $40.OO. 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