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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                COUNTDOWN 406 DAYS NewBraunfels Sesquicentennial March March INSIDE Sports 1B 24B OB STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Buster Bowers Jacob Villanueva Patricia Fuller tester Marcum Kdward Offield Arnold Paulen Mickey Sanders Jack Spather Belated Jeanne Bercaw Nancy Call Wietse DeHoop John Karbach Billie Moeller Evelyn Schu macher Jason Christopher Lyssy Jermey Sanchez LeRoy Baerwald Monday birthdays Elsa Glenewinkel Sandra Meckel Waynette Rogers Everett Sparkman Jonathan Saucedo Happy Anniversary to Floyd WUma McLaughlin 30 Richard Mary Tijeri na I VFW flagraising ceremony set Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will conduct a flagraising ceremony at 8 on Thursday Nov 11 at the Post Home Immediately following the cer emony members are invited to Canyon High School for the stu dent councils program in obser vance of Veterans Day Those members wishing to attend the program at Canyon High School should be in the stage area by arh Bassoonist is Mid Texas Symphonys guest artist Austin native Craig T Engle man a bassoonist will be the guest artist when the MidTexas Symphony presents a concert on Sunday Nov 14 at 4 in the New Braunfels Civic Center Tickets for the concert are S9 for adults for senior citizens and college students and S3 for students through high school age Tickets are available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and First Choice and will be available at the door the day of the concert For more information call 6290336 Weihnachtsmarkt to begin Nov 19 The Fifth Annual Weihnachts markt Vi knocks marked Ger man for Christmas sponsored by the Sophienburg Museum and Archives in New Braunfels will be held in the Civic Center at 380 South Seguin on Nov and event marks a Christmas shopping extravaganza with 50 merchants under one roof This years theme Hansel promises inspired deco rations to delight the eye The Kaffee Haus in the lobby is a great place to meet friends and sample some of the home baked goodies delicious potato soup and many other foods and beverages The admission is good for all three days and chil dren under 10 are free Door prizes will be given away every hour Hours are Nov 19 10 to Nov to 6 and Nov to 5 Stammtisch Thi Ntw Braunftli HtraldZtitung invitti its rtadtrt to submit Ittms to Stammtisch According to the Sophltnburg Archlvts and member oflht Qtrman community Stammliich rtprtitnis a sitting plactfor mtmbirs of the community to gather and short tkt days hap ptningi Wt invilt you to short with CANYON TAILBACK TODD MITCHELL ECLIPSES MAGIC MARK BlOttirlct clath Canyon will meet the Bastrop Bears runners up in District 274A in SWTs Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos on Saturday Nov 13 at 11A Alamo 33 New 31 Kerrvllle SchertzClemens Mltcholl Todd Mitchell broke the mark with a 165 yard effort in a 3914 win over the Smithson Valley Rangers Friday nFght See story Page 11A COUGARETTES ADVANCE Cfiytin cougareties 303 i the Waco Midway Pantherefles Saturday id earn a berth In trje state 4A regional semlftnals TOesday against Corpus Christ Flower Blufl to be played at site yet to Be determined See game story sta tistics Page 12A New Braunfels Herald 42 Pages in three sections Nov Serving Comal County Home of TODD MITCHELL Chamber will seek budget 75 CENTS I Vol 141 No 251 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will present the 1994 Convention and Visitors Bureau budget to city council members on Monday Chamber officials arc bringing a budget to the council for approval The budget is being presented to the council so that the Chamber can go ahead with purchasing adver tising in the early pan of 1994 The presentation will include an explanation of the budget Officials said the budget has been prepared with input and suggestions from various Council to be presented with budget subcommittees of the approved by the Strategy and Steering Committee of the and reviewed by the general membership of the The chamber board of directors has also reviewed and agreed with the preliminary draft of the budget and is exacted to make final approval alter the city councils review In a letter to city council members Chamber President Tom Purdum said the C has had a recordbreaking year in almost every statistical category According to chamber officials the Summer Visitors Survey indicated that more than million was spent during the summer months in New Braunfels Also records from the Visitor Information Center show that visitors have been helped at the center a 24 percent increase over last year said officials In other business the councilis expected to can vass the returns of the District2 recallelection and approve an ordinance declaring the results of the election The council is also exacted to set Jan 15 as the election day to fill the District 2 seat The scat was left vacant after Dan Bremcr was recalled in a spe cial election last week In other business the council will discuss the following Consideration and approval of the third and final reading of an ordinance establishing an impact fee advisory committee Consideration and approval of third and final reading of an ordinance regulating the rates charged by cable operators in the city of New Braunfels Consideration and approval of a resolution to cast 391 votes toward the election of members of the Comal Appraisal District Board of Directors Consideration and approval of a resolution accepting the resignation of City Manager Hector M Tamayo effective Feb 28 1994 Cable TV rates not decreasing By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Most cable television customers in NewBraunfels have decreas es in their monthly cable bills despite placed on cable compa nies by the 1992 Cable Act according to TCI Cablevision officials Some of the new rates went into effect Oct 1 The act also makes it possible for city governments to reg ulate cable rates The New Braunfels City Council is currently working on a ordinance regulating local cable companies Regulations passed by the city council are basically a safeguard for customers according to Mark Morri son system manager for TCI Cable vision of New Braunfels He said if the ordinance is enacted cable officials will have to present their proposed rates to the city council each year and justify the amount If the two groups do not agree on a rate the issue can be brought before the Fed eral Communications Commission I dont see any of that said Morrison According to Morrison the regula tions already put in place by the fed eral government resulted in decreases only for those customers who had equipment in their homes He said those customers with converter boxes etc saw S2 to S3 decreases However customers with basic and expanded cable rates did not sec much of a decrease Basic rates decreased by 4 cents but expanded rates increased by Installation decreased from S60 to S34 The regulations were for the he said According to Morrison the most confusing thing about the changes has been the changes in bills The conftislon about the bills is the thing that makes them the most angry Weve had to move the chan nels he said Any channels offered to customers a la carte are not regulated by the FCC At this time there are no a la carte channels for New Braunfels cus tomers In the ftiture thats probably where they will all end up said Morrison A survey conducted by the govern ment shows that nationwide rates went down for 68 percent of sub scribers and up for 31 percent According to a report in the Austin AmericanStatesman the survey cov ered only about 15 percent of all cable television users and did not use a set entitle random sample Hispanic March for Jesus HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Sylvia Gonzales of New Braunfels raises her hand and sings during Saturdays mornings Hispanic March for Jesus which started at the Holy Family Church on Hidalgo and continued to w San Antonio ending back at Holy Family Church An estimated so people participated In the event Bremer to step down By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Dan be asked to step down from his position as District 2 Cify Council Member at Mon days meeting of the New Braunfels City Council City officials are scheduled to canvass the votes from the election and approve an ordinance declaring the results of the election At that point Bremcr will no longer be a member of the council according to officials Bremer said he believes the recall will result in a divi sion of the council Its unfortunate The people on the opposition keep say ing they want unity and togetherness That only counts when you believe what they he said Bremer said the closeness of the vote shows that people arc still split on the issue They opposition have driven the wedge even further into the politics of the city he said You have to look the council has been divided The common thread is one person who has been on the council nine almost 10 Bremer said the division iri the council is based on a dif ference in philosophies among council members I do believe there are a few people who have a lot of vendettas in town and they have sought positions of pow he said It the division was there long before I ever got there Unfortunately I just got caught up in the pol itics of it A lot of people out there arc disgusted with New Braunfels politics and arc tired of the he said They need to realize it is critical for them to get out and express that position Bremer said he hopes in the next charter review the city may consider having an unbiased party review allega tions presented in recall petitions The difficult part is the people who did the recall did not have to prove their he said Ive been told the allegations probably should have been proven in court I thought that would be one more legal bat tle that the city didnt need to be Soon after the petition surfaced they left behind their allegations and added other he said Bremcr said possible candidates for the election to fill his scat could be Mary Serold who spearheaded the effort to have him recalled or Bob Towal his original opponent when he took office However he said he did not know who would be running He said he did not know if he would be running for reelection to the office Candidates for the upcoming race are wide open said former council member and Mayor Doug Miller who lives In District 2 He said some people might be appre hensive about running They might be a little intimidated or a little concerned to subjecting themselves to that kind of public he said Jury selection begins Monday for Miller trial By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Jury selection will begin Monday in the trial of Robert Miller 50 of Austin Miller is standing trial on charges of theft for allegedly stealing SI from Midway Mobile Homes in New Braunfels According to Coma County District Attorney Bill Keimer Miller was the accountant for the business Reitncr said Miller is standing trial for allegedly cooking the Since the alleged incident Midway Mobile Homes Inc has declared bankruptcy The business was formerly located on Interstate Highway 35 The case is being prosecuted by Reimer and will be heard in district court at the Comal County Court house Reimer said Miller could be facing a sentence of two to 20 years if the jury returns a guilty verdict Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 62731 41 45 46 Jackpot million   

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