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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 Cents 79 251 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Leroy ilUJIQ iy Goodton 4kr Two 20 Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Pete Dclafucnte Shel by Colcman Marjorie Lcroy Jeremy Janet Danny Kcri Angel Manuel CHnt Gloria Montanez and Jacquelyn Jackie Delated birthday wishes to Daniel Tepa Molina Maria Kenneth and Tudy Happy anniversary to Juan and Lupe Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Electric van The Lower Colorado River Authority will demonstrate its electric Gvan at the New Braun fcls Utilities office on the Main Plaza from 2 to 5 The the first highway certified electric vehicle ever pro duced in is capable of 55 mph with a range of about 60 miles per LCRA has joined a major nationwide effort to promote the use of electric vehicles to reduce air Scholarships The local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is soliciting entries from local high school students in the VFW Voice of Democracy Scho larship Participants write and then taperecord a threeto fiveminute broadcast script exprcssjng their views on the Meeting Americas Chal the top student will win a scholarship and will qualify for higher levels of competition and larger scholarship From among the state win who all qualify for VFWpaid trips to national winners are chosen to receive a tot al of more than in scholar For more call Wilbur Americanism chairman for VFW Post 7110 at Buddy Popples The American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Buddy Poppies in New Braunfcls on Money from of the sale will go to help the veterans and their families in time of The poppies sold in New Braunfels were made by veterans in the Temple VA Wemnachtsmarkt Organizers of Wcihnachtsmarkt are working with downtown mer chants to supply discounted tickets to the annual market slated this year for To find the discounted tickets look for the signs at participating Massed Choir Concert Rehearsals for the 32nd annual Massed Choir Concert the Advent Vespers arc scheduled from 79 19 and 26 at First Bap tist Singers from all area schools and singing groups arc invited to Music is provided by the New Braunfcls Music Study and the concert is sponsored each year to help provide scholarships for graduating The directed by Mclitta will per form at 4 1 at First Baptist Alzheimers Month As part of a guest speakers series in November recognizing National Alzheimers James renowned 2A Good Day Temperatures will bo warmer today OH the high is expected to reach 65 and the low tonight will be in he low Iriitdr DEAR A Lottery passes countywide ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Comal County voters by a 2tol margin favored the state lottery prop osition in Tuesdays constitutional amendment mirroring statewide The state lottery approved by Comal County voters by a or percent to percent was one of 13 proposed amendments decided by voters statewide About 28 or of the registered voters in the county cast ballots in the 23 Voter approval of Proposition 11 permits the state to operate lotte A selfsupporting lottery is expected to generate an estimated million in net revenue each year that otherwise would be raised through tax increases or new Comal County voters also over whelmingly approved Proposition 9 the amendment allowing the state land commissioner to issue patents for certain public free school land held for at least 50 years by a vote of percent in favor and percent The amendment also passed This amendment was important locally because it was included on the ballot specifically to help Comal County rancher Lawrence Steepler get clear title to 60 acres of property at the ComalHays county line that his family has owned or at least thought they did for Stee pler urged residents to vote yes so he can pursue a clear title from the state land State voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 4 the constitutional amendment authorizing the issuance of up to billion in general obligation bonds for new pris ons or other punishment See statewide results Page 2A Comal County voters went to the polls Tuesday to pass a Photo by Bill Ervin The measure also passed by a wide margin with or casting ballots in favor and or voting Oilier propositions on the ballot 1 The constitutional amendment allowing home rule cities Clergy react to lottery By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Writer Reaction from religious leaders in the New Braunfels community is mixed following Tuesdays approval of a staterun lottery system by voters in Comal County and around the State of Mixed feelings I think both sides are both sides are said the Peter Olscn of First Protestant United Church of Im a proadvocate for educational expenses and some of this is to be dele gated for People refuse to add to their either advalorem or state taxes to do I also think that theres truth to it that those who are going to pay for the lottery tickets are going to be lowincome Its a mixed Olsen said he voted for the lottery because he felt the state needed to generate funds for educational and social Im a firm believer in the democratic process and the majority has I feel that it is a said the Gordon Graham of First Baptist I think that the lottery is not the solution to the problems of the state of Texas and I think that it is going to create a lot of problems for our society in Graham said he felt the lottery is unethical and will be a detriment in the long run for I voted against it I dont think its going to solve any tax problems at said the Raymond Rich of Cross Lutheran I think somebody got the wool pulled over their eyes a little I think its going to help the lot tery people and nobody else in the long Rich added that other states that have the lottery also have an income He does not think that the lottery will be enough to feed the glutton of state The Eugene OCallahan of Peter and Paul Catholic Church favors the Im happy that the lottery has passed because it gives a choice to think its the voice of the people and I think they have OCallahan I think a lot of good things can be done with the income from the OCallahan said that he would like see the funds from the lottery used where there is the most need in the He added that he thinks it is patroniz ing for society to say that poor people would be hurt by purchasing lottery As if the poor couldnt make up their own he Thats a terrible putdowri on I think its paternalistic because we have educated poor and think well for with a population of or less to amend their charters by popular County percent State 2 The constitutional amendment mandating the repayment Taxpayers gearing up for rollback election By ROBERT STEWART Start Writer A group of CISD residents are in the process of forming the Comal Independent School District Tax Pay er Association with the intent of orga nizing a petition drive for a rollback said Richard Were really getting kind of excited about this Lorenz Were trying to be a very low key type of Weve got some weve got some What we want to do is just be able to have an The reasons for forming the tax payers group are listed as To advise the taxpayers of the Com al ISD regarding matters pertaining to the tax structure of the district To advise voters and have others concerned with the tax struc ture of CISD regarding remedies and corrective actions of the tax changes brought about by the CISD To work in accord with any recog nized group within the CISD for the purpose of responsible education within a reasonable Were just interested in having the opportunity to say something about the taxing Were not going to condfmn or were not going to do any criticism of the school district at We want to be just as straightforward and upright as we can about Lorenz said the group will Advise the eligible voters of the CISD that the CISD has increased the 1991 taxes above that protected from a rollback election choice as charged by the state legislature Advise the eligible voters of the CISD and other interested parlies of the requirements to establish a roll back election Assist in the direction and obtain ment of the necessary signatures to establish the rollback election In the event of a rollback provide the eligible voters of the CISD with factual information needed to assist in the proper preparation for the voting The group will be setting up a tele phone information line and will sche dule a meeting for interested persons in the near Lorenz It would financially make our schools really have to make some drastic said CISD Superinten dent Joe We ask for this situation this situation was forced upon We think were doing as good a job as we Rogers added that it would not be good for the district to have to deal with yet another funding cutback this time from the The dis trict has lost state funding due to a new school funding formula and pro Sac Page 2A NBISD looks at redistricting By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees heard a report from consultants on re districting for the district in accor dance with information from the 1990 census at their meeting I like it because we really cleaned up some of the Superintendent Charles Bradberry The plan sets up minority districts in districts one and four with per cent and percent Districts three and five are and 93 percent Voting age population for districts one and four are percent and Where possible easily identified boundaries should be said Tim Hagcr of the Gibson Research It is our first preference if we can run along an interstate a major cross town a railroad truck or creek bed things that peo ple can easily identify and say I know where I am and I know who my trus tee The plan as presented will be made available for public scrutiny at the NBISD Education Center and a spe cial meeting will be called to hear citi zen input on the After adjust ments arc if the plan will be approved by the possib ly ai the December board Bradberry Following the plan will be submitted to the Justice Department for Once it goes through and the Department of Justice approves its set for tcu said Lonnic assistant superintendent for Thats why we have to make a good Trustee Leo Chafiri Redistricting every 10 years is required by the Justice Department to make sure population is relatively even so that onemanonevotc standards are met and so that minori ties arc guaranteed Im not an expert but it looks good to said Board President Jean The complicated factors of main taining population balances and rep resentation show why it is proper to let the professionals draw the Bradberry In another report Bradberry reported to the board that the district cannot require legal guardianship sta tus for students not living with He suggested as an alterna tive that the district require an affida vit executed by an attorney to make people swear hot they arc indeed tak ing responsibility for the students in Another suggestion was to require a utility bill or other proof of The board is trying to deal with the problem of students kicked out of other districts being placed into NBISD because admission require ments arc so lax in UK Brad berry a student just has to get to sign a statement saying that the child is living with them and have it Its a real problem for Brad berry Nayo board vicepresident questioned who would have to pay the attorney fees for the Brad berry said the person doing the trans ferring would Zamora pointed out that some people could not afford the May I have this dance These mannequins are part of the Heritage Exhibit on display this week at the Civic The theme of the exhibit The Home Front The exhibit Is open from 10 6 through Admission Is for 50 cents for children and under six are Wuraihallo Wednesday Dance Liul Fisherman Myron Floren Daj Orosse Zelt The Big Alpenfest Now Braunfels Ger man Folkdancert Ed Kadleceki Village Bond New Braunfels Ger man Folkdancers Alpenfest Ed Kadloceks Village Band Das Kleino Zelt The Little Ton Noichl and the Oompahs Mogan David ana the Grapes of Wrath Jagermolsier Band and the Circle Arts Theatre Old time melodrama How Oie Wum Was Won
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