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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 9, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Cougarettes meet Flour Bluff in regional semi CENTS COUNTDOWNi 404 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March New Braunfels 10 Pages in one section Nov HeraldZeitung i iBMHiHMMHm Serving Comal County Home of KATHRYN SCHWAB I Vol 141 No 252 INSIDE Farm Ranch Sports Classifieds See WUESTS inserts inside STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Kathryn Schwab Larry Morales Jonathan Gonzales Nicholas Mixer Jean Prochazka Dorothy Ritter Delores Rubalcoba Her man Schoenfeld Dennis Wegn er Happy Anniversary to John Yvelte Medina 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 for adults for senior citizens and college students and for students through high school age Tickets are available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce 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 spon sored by the Sophienburg Muse um and Archives in New Braun fels 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 S3 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 7 Nov to 6 and Nov to 5 Canyon Lake Democrats meeting The Canyon Lake Democrats will meet Thursday Nov 11 at Hitching Post in Saltier at 7 Comal County 4H Food Show sched uled Comal County 4H Food and Nutrition project members will compete at the County Food Show on Nov 20 in the Startzville Community Center in Staruville Each contestant will be inter viewed by judges and scored on knowledge of food prepa ration and nutritional accuracy Doors will be open to the public for viewing An awards program will fol low Stanuntiseh The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammlisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days hap penings We invite you to share with Council opts to delay budget By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels City Council opted to delay a decision Monday night on whether or not to approve the proposed 1994 budget of for the Chamber of Com merce Convention and Visitors Bureau The council voted four to one to table the item with Council Member Jan Kennady voting against the motion to table The motion to table the item was made by Council Member Paul Fraser Fraser said he wanted to see the item tabled so that final approval could be made by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board of directors The Chamber has a contract with the city to run the Convention and Visitors Bureau Id like to suggest the city council approve what the board of directors has said Fraser I feel its appropriate that the board of direc tor approve it before the council approves it We are not a reviewing agency We are an approval he said I am of the opinion this thing is premature and should not be brought to he said More details chamber board approval sought See editorial Page 4 Chamber President Tom Purdum said the board of directors has approved a draft of the budget He explained approval is needed quickly because of the lead time needed in placing advertisements in various publications The next thing you will do is fuss at us for spending money you didnt said Pur dum Purdum expressed disappointment that the budget was not approved I am disappointed we couldnt move ahead They continue to ask for things We will try to he said Members of the city council also asked for more details to be released in the budget Council member Chris Bowers asked for more detail in the area of salaries However Purdum explained that the break down of salaries in the budget is more detailed than that of the city You are askingfor more than you do for the city he said Purdum told the council the chamber is a pri vate organization and he did not think it was fair for all staff members salaries to be published Bowers refuted Purdums claim that the cham ber is a private group However he was met by a presentation by Purdum of an opinion by the Texas Attorney General showing that chambers of commerce economic development councils and in particular those in San Marcos arc not subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act Purdum said he hesitates to publish the staffs salaries However he invited city council mem bers to come to the chamber to look at the books if they would like further detail Kennady expressed her thanks to the chamber for volunteer work and for bringing in tourism The chamber is many times made out to be an 1 for one appreciate what the chamber docs in other areas as well as bringing in she said Kennady said she was prepared for the council to table approval of the budget I knew there was no chance in the world that the budget was going to pass tonight I have no objection to the budget she said Purdum said he did not know what to expect when he brought the budget to the council I wasnt sure what was going to happen On one hand they wanted the salaries of the president and the director We have done that I was hoping they would be he said The budget was presented to the council by Chamber Chairman of the Board Mike Dietcrt This years budget shows few major changes over last year Major increases arc proposed in the budgets for administration advertising market research and travel trade Advertising increased due to the proposal of adding television commercials to the budget which will cost Also market research increased from S300 to because of a proposal to conduct a conversion study The is funded by hotel and motel sales tax revenues These revenues can only be used to promote the tourist industry according to state laws Dillo donation HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYQN Janet Retry left of Addlson Texas Jim Schmidt center of Put on Your Armor Against Drugs of New Braunfels and Michael Retry of Addlson are shown In front of a 100plece collection of armadillo crafts donated yesterday to the Put on Your Armor antidrug pro gram headquartered here in Neyv Braunfels The program uses the armadillo to demonstrate to youth how protection Is needed against negative elements such as drugs alcohol and collection has been accumulated by the couple since 1986 The couple met Scmldt In Hamburg Arkansas at toe annual Armadillo Festival there and were so impressed with the antidrug program they decided to donate their collections to the cause Spirit of proposal given to city council JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Nov 2 election results canvassed By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels city council canvassed the vote of the Nov 2 special election making last nights meeting the final one for District 2 Council Member Dan Bremen Bremer was recalled from his position as council member last week during a special city election Bremer took the opportunity to thank family and friends who supported his efforts and voiced his opinion on the divi sion of the city Obviously this community is still very much divided I hope this point on that the city can go he said I hope the future holds something a little brighter for New said Bremer Bremer then exited the meeting and was applauded by cit izens attending the meeting Council members also approved a resolution calling for a special election to be held Jan 15 At that time a replace ment for Bremer will be elected In other business the council also cast 391 votes to Felipe Ramirez Jr for a position to the Comal Appraisal District Board of Directors Other items discussed include the following City Manager Hector M Tamayo announced that was raised through the surplus auction held last month He said of these funds came from seized assets and must be used by the police department Officials said the department uses the money to fund youth program as well as purchase equipment The third and final reading of an ordinance establish ing an impact fee advisory committee was tabled Final approval was given to an ordinance regulating the rates charged by cable television operators in the city for basic service and related equipment and installation charges The resignation of Tamayo was accepted effective Feb 28 Edwards board meeting on tap today in San Antonio From staff reports The Edwards Underground Water District board of directors will meet in a workshop today in San Antonio The meeting will begin at 2 in the Conference Center of the District office located at 1615 North Saint Marys Street The following items will be dis cussed Briefing by district staff on infor mation with regards to request by board pertaining to an incidental take permit Briefing by district staff on the comprehensive management plan The board of directors will have a regular meeting at 4 in the Con ference Center Members of the newlyiformed Spir it of 76 presented their ideas to the New Braunfels City Council Monday night in order to receive approval to use the Lower Colorado River Authority building on Landa Street The ideas of the group were pre sented by Spirit of 76 President Ralph Wall of New Braunfels Were trying to reactivate the LCRA building into a museum and theater that will talk about what our founding fathers said Wall Wall said the building will include a bookstore to sell books and tapes and he hopes to be able to do some televi sion productions to spread the groups message However he said it will be hard to raise funds without a building Were going to need a central loca tion Something that people can said Wall Wall said the LCRA building was chosen as a possible location because it is already there and because of the access to New Braunfels We had a number of other loca tions in mind and finally centered on that he said It has the most central location and most available He said the idea is being supported by the LCRA However he added mil lions will be needed to make the muse um as success He also said there are some pollution problems around the building that must be taken care of when developing the site plan LCRA officials said the problems center around a old landfill on the site and some fuel oil storage tanks in the ground Its not going to be a said Bill West executive director of natural resources for LCRA We just need to be congnizant of old he said West said the Spirit of 76 is the type of program the LCRA would like to have in the building Were looking at several options and Spirit of 76 is the type of thing we think is he said The American history museum is jtexpected to include a theater stateof art museum possibly two libraries and a restaurant We want to cover the American Revolution along with the Industrial he said They happened at about the same time and they were driven by the same philosophy and that is that government is not a source of anything much George Wash ington said Government is like a fire useful in the fireplace but if it gets out of its place it will consume every thing ybu is what happened with the Industrial Revolution when Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations which brought out the theory of Lais sez Faire which means the govern ment stay out of business granted there were sortie abuses but it indus try to he said It went well for a number of years until once again government started interfer ing in industry until were at the point now where industry is hav ing a difficult time surviving at So we want to try to tell the story of industry Ralph Wall as well as what our American Revolu tion did for he said We want to recreate villages from different periods in time We want to point out what industry accomplished over past 200 he said In order to achieve the goals for establishing the building Wall has been putting on programs for the LCRA which owns the building New Braunfels Utilities which leases the building and the City of New Braun fels which leases the land around the building Millions will needed to be raised to make the project work according to Wall We have some possible sources One is industry wanting to tell their he said He explained there is also many sources for finding exhibits for the building We also hope we can provide jobs apprenticeships in some said Wall Id like to see thing really start cranking after the first of the he said I think LCRA is eager to start on it too A lot of it depends on how soon were sure we have the building ready Nobodys going to give us money until thats nailed The presentation given to the coun cil discusses the history and whats happened to society in the last 15 years and about what the group would like to do Spirit of 76 is made up of a board of directors who share the same interests as Wall Buy it Sell it Trade it HeraldZeitung classifieds get results 6259144
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