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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Canyons Brett ZaesJce named Def Player of Week Rf 2 CENTS COUNTDOWN 436 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteenterinial March March New Braunfels 16 Pages inone section Oct HeraldZeiti Serving Comal County Home of PENELOPE CHURCH INSIDE Archives Annonymous5 Form You Loss Centers 9 Sports Football Sip STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Oleta Gattis Sue Yeagley Doug Casto Dar rell Boding Kermit Vetter Joe V Natal Paul Flares Paul Flares Lisa Herrera Magoo Reyes Jessie Humphries Teresa Woodard Penelope Church Happy Anniversary to James Laurie Deatherage Louie Dorothy Vollbrecht Lioness Club meets Oct 11 at Ryans The monthly meeting of the New Braunfels Lioness Club will be held at 11 on Oct 11 at Ryans Steak House Business After Hours set for Oct 12 The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours mixer on Tuesday Oct 12 from 5 to 7 at the New Braunfels Mill Store Plaza Suite 620 between Stone Mountain and Laurel Ridge sets free screenings Mental Health professionals from Laurel Ridge Treatment Center of New Braunfels will offer local residents the opportu nity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression and to participate in a free screening as part of National Depression Screening Day today The free program will be held at the Laurel Ridge Treatment Center of New Braunfels 1293 East Common St For more information or to schedule an appointment call 6201055 Santa Rosa offers free screenings Mental Health professionals from Santa Rosa Mental Well ness Center will offer local resi dents the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression at a free screening as pan of National Depression Screening Day Thursday Oct 7 from 10 to 8 at the Wellness Center office Execu tive Plaza Building Suite 201 ACS program offers mammograms at low cost at McKenna The American Cancer Society is spearheading a project to encourage women to practice breast health breast self examination mammography and a yearly clinical exam Through Oct 15 McKenna Memorial Hospital will offer lowcost mammograms Women will have two weeks to make their appointments and six months to complete their exam For further information call the American Cancer Society at 6295717 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites Us readers to sub mit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German communi ty Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the com munity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Home destroyed by blaze HernldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Firefighters work to try to make a safe entry Into a house on lire at 1734 Lee Street yesterday at Approximately The lire which Is believed to have beerj caused by a fiveyearold playing with a cigarette caused in damage to the home and Its contents Fiveyearold playing with cigarette believed to be cause of Wednesday fire NBFD officials say By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels firefighters responded to a fire Wednes day morning that destroyed a home at 1734 Lee Street According to New Braunfels Fire Marshal John Herber the fire is believed to have been caused by a 5yearold child who was playing with a cigarette in the bedroom of the home Herber said the fire began when a bed caught on names of the two juveniles who were in the home at the time of the fire are not being released Herber estimated damage to the house to be and damage to the contents to be He said the house was destroyed and is uninhabitable because the utilities have been turned off The 911 call concerning the fire came in at Firefighters arrived on scene at Officials said the fire was under control in 10 to 15 minutes There was a lot of heat and smoke but it was pretty much confined to the one bedroom said Herber Herber said some of the fire had extended into the attic area and some portions of the ceiling had to be pulled out in order to stop the fire No injuries were reported Initial reports to firefighters stated that the two children were still in the home How ever upon arrival firefighters found both children were engines and two Emergency Medical Service vehicles were on the scene Support vehicles were also called to the site The family was given emergency shelter last night and was to speak with American Red Cross personnel today to discuss further needs of the family Mangiim indicted by grand jury By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Comal County Grand Jury indicted Steven Wayne Manguin 49 of New Braunfels Wednesday on charges of murder Mangum was indicted for allegedly murdering New Braunfels resident Lin da Brown 50 The shooting occurred on Aug 28 at the Das Port Haus town houses in New Braunfels Reports show Brown was shot in the back of the head by a boltaction rifle Mangum was arrested at the scene by New Braunfels police officers His bond was set at Also indicted on Wednesday were Gerardo Galvan 17 of San Antonio and Arthur Gallegos 18 of San Anto nio Both were indicted on charges of aggravated robbery and attempted mur two were indicted for their alleged involvement in a bery that occurred at Aug 24 at a convenience store in the 1800 block of West San Antonio Street The two men allegedly shot the vic tim Rudolph Trevino of San Anto nio four times and stole his car The teens were arrested in Bexar County and were later transferred to the Comal County Jail Bond was set at mil Laurel Anderson Kelley 40 of Houston was indicted for her alleged involvement in the April shooting death of her husband Dean Terrel Kelley at Pegs Place Mobile Home Park in Sat tler Kelley had plead guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter but was grant ed a new trial because of a misunder standing with her attorney about the affirmative rinding portion of her plea The grand jury also indicted the fol lowing Ronald Lehmann 43 of Canyon Lake driving while intoxicated sub sequent offense Christopher Gamez 20 of San Antonio burglary of a build ing Jessica Plata 25 of San Antonio burglary of a building Robert Rodriguez 26 of Seguin theft enhanced to third degree felony enhancement Melanie Ulloa 19 of 211 Bergfeld credit card abuse Stacy Brown 39 of 343 East Zipp theft over but less than Miguel Acevedo W Katy injury to a elderly individual Robert Gutierrez 19 of 227 E Dittlinger burglary of a motor vehicle Hermenegildo Robles 36 of 1929 Lee theft over less than John Barranco 51 of 9080 Garden Ridge forgery Arthur Butler W San Anto nio unauthorized use dfa motor yehiclejand Carlos of San Antonio sexual assault New trial date set for James Goodbread From staff reports A new trial date has been set for Nov 15 to decide the fate of city councilman James Goodbread Goodbread was elected by Voters to his fourth term of office in the spring however a term limita tions amendment passed during the same election prompted a suit filed by resident Peter Lingamfelter Im just ready to get this over James Goodbread said Good bread this morn ing I remain optimistic that we will be vitorious But my real con cern is for the whose vote may not Lingamfelter could not be reached as of press time A beast of burden If you think youre paying high taxes consider the taxes your neighbors are paying By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer A tax of any kind is not a popular thing but if your tax bite seems too big to swallow consider the taxes your neighbors are paying First the biggest bite is taken by the school dis tricts In Comal County that amounts to in the New Braunfels Independent School District and in the Comal Independent School Dis trict In neighboring Guadalupe County taxpay ers are paying in the Navarro Independent School District and in the Seguin Inde pendent School District In Hays County San Marcos Independent School District taxpayers are paying Wimberley taxpayers pay the Hays school district patrons pay and Dripping Springs patrons pay Just with homestead exemptions alone for instance NBISD set their rate at and CISD set theirs at said Lynn Rodgers Chief Appraiser for the Comal Appraisal District If you have a home in CISD versus one in NBISD youre probably going to pay over more in taxes in NBISD than what you would in CISD Of course what that means is if youre a business owner youd probably rather be in NBISD because they dont get a homestead exemption Exemptions dont forgive taxes they just shift the burden of taxes to a different category of property However category A property is such a big part of all school districts that it really has an impact on the rate So if you got rid of the 20 per cent homestead exemption in CISD you would probably impact the rate possibly to the degree AREA TAX COMPARISONS I Per CISD NBISD Comal Quad valuation GO Co New Seguin Braun where it would match NBISD Category A prop erty includes any single family residential prop erty including mobile homes Thats a simple mathematic formula They can take a look at it themselves You can use as the benchmark for your value and calculate it and I guarantee that the exemption is what youre looking at as a The average category A property in Comal is probably according to Rodgeis In Hays the average is estimated to be between and and in Guadalupe its estimated at by their respective appraisal districts HeraldZeitung graphics by MARK LYON County taxes account for in Comal Coun ty and in Guadalupe County In Hays Coun ty taxpayers pay Hays is the largest coun ty population wise with a 1993 count of Guadalupe has citizens and Comal has By area Guadalupe is the largest with 713 square miles Hays is next with 678 square miles and Comal is 555 square miles Some counties give exemptions and some do said Rodgers Comal County gives a 20 percent homestead exemption a minimum of or 20 percent So if you have a home youre going to get a exemption A lot of counties dont give exemptions Whatever your value is youre taxed on 100 percent of that value In the counties exemptions reduce the revenue off of their shift the bur den from residence owners to business owners For a school district when they give up 20 percent of their taxable value and influence their rate the funding formula that determines how much they get back from the state does not rec ognize that exemption It reduces the benefit from the state but whether it washes out or not I dont If you happen to live in an incorporated area of any of these counties you pay an additional city tax In Comal County citizens of New Braunfels and Garden Ridge pay and respective ly In Seguin the tax rate is and San Marcos the city tax rate is New Braunfels has a population of and Garden Ridge has a population of San Marcos has cit izens and Seguin has Rural resident taxpayers also pay taxes levied by fire districts emergency medical services dis tricts and water conservation districts The primary thing you need to consider is the bottom said Rodgers Everybody is looking at rates Lets look at tax levy Thats what a person should look at If you talk to peo ple out here they say golly look at our rate even in San Antonio its less than that Calculate it how many dollars in taxes would you pay a year versus what you would pay if you were li v ing in the Northeast ISD or wherever In most cas es youll find for the residential property owner CISD is probably one of the cheaper school dis tricts to be Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 458253450 Jackpot million   

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