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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 75 Cents 8 Sunday December 1991 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of 195 Three 46 Pages A leather raising experienc1 79903 Pat Malone squints as he appraises mis Light Brahma a cbmal Counts Pairorduntls1 About2io m hit in Friday chase ByURRYROWE Staff Writer A highspeed car chase through New Braunfels and down Interstate 35 on Friday night resulted in three damaged police cars and the continu ing search for a No injuries were accord ing to a release provided by the New Braunfels Police Officers began chasing a vehicle suspected of DWI driving while intoxicated and traffic according to the police After chasing the vehicle in the city for a short the vehicle was lost and the chase But the which started about started again when the car was spotted by a police In the chase that the car struck an unmarked police causing minor damage to the officials The chase continued onto Interstate 35 northbound toward San and then back to New Braunfels after the vehicle turned the report Just west of Kohlenburg the driver stopped on the west side of the and in the process of stop ping the two patrol cars col resulting again in minor dam it The driver of the vehi cle then exited and jumped into a field where he Members of the police canine unit were called to the scene to search for the A suspect in the case has been The investigation County engineer to be appointed by commissioners ByURRYROWE Staff Writer Two months after the resignation of the Comal County road county commissioners will name a replacement Monday after sifting through more than 40 We had some really topnotch said County Judge Carter Out of the 44 applications the coun ty only nine persons were she adding the name of the replacement will not be released until Casteel said members of the Corn See Page 2A Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Marion JoAnn Eddie and Becky Birthday wishes Monday to Eileen Ferguson and Anita Belated birthday wishes to Glor ia Harvey Carl Hoffmann and Kristee Advent Vespers The 32nd annual Advent Ves pers Massed Choir Concert is scheduled for 4 1 at First Baptist Singers from all schools and the community will continue the tradition of bringing great Christian choral music of Christmas to officially usher in the See Page 2A Good Day The weather will be cloudy and cool today with a 40 percent chance of The high will be in the Mondays high will be hi the For more weather information see page Inside 6B SA DEAR SB 4A 6A TV Downtown merchants brace for Christmas Brisk sales reported in county By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Managing Editor As the maddashChristmas buying season the Main Street director is crossing her fin gers that shoppers will consider the unique shopping environment of downtown this You can just expect an allaround unique shop ping and sea sonal experi said Penelope Church about shopping Youre not just getting the Churcn Christmas shopping done youre getting the Christmas tradi The Christmas season is This year downtown merchants are extending their store offering special partici pating in the Downtown Dollars program and decking their stores with ribbons and greenery See Page 2A By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Parking lots were full all around the New Braunfels area Friday as holiday shoppers hit the stores to secure Christmas Crazy it was said Mark manager of He added that WalMart would be remaining open one hour later each night through the holiday shopping We will be open until 10 and 7 on Woods Henne Hardware in downtown New Braunfels reported brisk sales on as Weve got a lot of neat things from hardware to bridal said Bob Schima of Henne Weve got a lot of elec lawn and garden Stuffed toy animals wait to please buyers at a local department New Braunfels merchants were ready for brisk business sales this weekend as the traditional Christmas shopping season got under Photo by Bill Schima encouraged everyone to shop New Braunfels first and espe cially the downtown Just down Interstate Garden Ridge Pottery had a very busy according to Jeff store As a Thanksgiving Gar den Ridge Pottery opened at noon on Thanksgiving and will remain open until 9 We will have stayed open for 81 hours Zunker This weekend has indicated that we are going to have a fine Zunker added that customers can come to his store and do all their shop ping in one WHAT PO VOU MEAN THERES NO LISTING 24 shopping days to Christmas Food drive continues The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund drive now has raised The goal of the drive is to raise money jo provide Christ mas dinners to local residents r who are less Daily updates of how much money has been contributed will appear in the Herald umil the delivery Latest contributors are Ramirez and Kookie Board candidate questions vote By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer A candidate for the Comal Apprai sal District board of directors said he believes he lost the election in part because of a divided City I think the problem with the City in the resignation of the city manager may have contri buted to the whole said Ricky whose eligibility for the position was questioned Seidel during the race last The election of five members to the board was completed last week when the Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees cast its Six including had been selected by the Comal Indepen dent School New Braunfels Independent School city of New Comal County and city of Garden The entities then cast votes for the and the five who came out on top were Wayne Gloria Glyn Harvey Pape and Felipe Ramirez They will serve twoyear terms on the appraisal dis tricts which governs the opera tion of the Pape and Ramirez are current members of the The New Braunfels City Council typically nominates just one ensuring five candidates for the board instead of But this year they nomi nated two Seidel and Seidel argued that because of a split in opinions on the Goff was brought in as a second candidate to oppose Three council members voted for Seidel in the while four supported But Mayor Clinton Brandt said Goff was not chosen as the result of a split I Jont think because when I took a look at the I was looking at who I felt was most quali he This was what my decision was based Seidel also expressed disappoint ment that questions about his eligibili ty may have caused him to Bexar Appraisal District documents state that he has claimed a homestead resi dency tax exemption in San Antonio for the past two Comal Appraisal District regula tions require that board members be residents of the district for at least two years before Seidel said his eligibility should not have played so important a role in the They didnt look at what I could They didnt look at what Ive done in the
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