Tuesday, November 30, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY 284A coaches pick AllDistrict team See Page 7 ISO COUNTDOWN March March New Brannfels Herald 10 Pages In one section Nov 30 1993 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years m Homo of PEARLY MOEHRIQ I Vol 142 NO 13 INSIDE Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels HeraUZeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kay Lin Claudia Gomez Carl Hoffman Kristee Wunderlich Pearly Moehrlg Jack Ehman HeraldZeitung Cheer fund donations sought Herald Zeitungs Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy fam ilies is continuing with much suc cess according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Avery said that any type of nonperishable food item can be donated as well as money The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year To donate call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144 Todays donations were from Anonymous Aid Association for Lutheran Branch Anonymous Eugene Joanne Tschoepe Lucille Nancy Todays Total Local man to bene fit from blood drive A blood drive to benefit Ver non Taylor of New Braunfels will be held Thursday Dec 2 from 5 to 8 at the New Braunfels Elks Lodge located at 353 S Seguin MidTexas Symphony to host concert Dec 12 The MidTexas Symphony will present a concert of holiday music on Sunday Dec 12 at 4 in Jackson Auditorium in Seguin The concert will feature tradi tional holiday music a perfor mance of Pergolesis Magnifi cat by the MidTexas Sympho ny Chorus Special guest artists will be Chaski a flute and harp duet which features Adrienne Inglis the principal flutist of the MidTexas Symphony and Shana Norton the MidTexas Symphonys harpist Tickets are for adults for college students and senior citizens and for students through high school age They are available at the door or at First Choice and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Call 6290336 for more infor mation Amateur gardeners sought for teaching Amateur gardeners who can help teach children in planting on Dec 4 are asked to call Karen HolzHeuser at 6294253 before Dec 4 Stuomtlsch The Ntw Braunfels Herald Ztitung invites Iti readert to sub mlt Items to Stammtisch According to the Sophlenburg Archives and members of tht German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the commu nity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Building By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Building permits in both New Braunfels and Comal County are continuing to rise steadily as builders enter the last two months of 1993 In New Braunfels single family permits are up from nine in October 1992 to 13 in 1993 a percent increase In addition yeartodate numbers show an increase from 98 in 1992 to 146 in 1993 This is a 49 percent increase County building permits are showing high increases year to date From January to October permits were issued compared to 232 during the same period in 1992 This is a per Sales tax collections showing strong increases By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Sales tax collections in the City of New Braunfels are showing strong increases this month according to sta tistics released by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce An increase of percent was reported this month in the city Col lections increased from in October 1992 to in October 1993 to date the city is also show ing a strong increase Collections from Jariary to October 1993 are approx imately millioa This is up 4 per cent from 1992s figure of mil lion Sales tax figures for October repre sent sales made in September 1993 We are getting into the Christmas shopping season For many retailers tins is probably 50 percent of their business Its a key time of said Michael Meek executive vice presi dent of the chamber of commerce In Comal County a decrease of percent was reported in sales tax col lections received in October In Octo ber 1993 was collected compared to in October 1993 This is a decrease of percent Year to date the county is still showing an increase In 1993 million was collected This is up percent from the approximately million collected in 1992 vibrant upswing New Braunfels Comal County see healthy increases record year could be in works cent increase Permits issued in October 1993 numbered zero the same as in October 1992 The yeartodatc increases could result in a record year for Comal County and New Braun fels according to Michael Meek executive vice president of the Greater Now Braunfcls Chamber of Commerce We continue to set a pace for a recordtype he said This year should be one of the top three to The city is 49 percent above last year and the county is almost 60 percent ahead and we still have two months to go This may be our best year since said Meek Its hard to say if it will continue One of the factors will depend on whether or not the demand he said In the city multifamily permits remained the same at zero during October and commercial industrial and professional buildings remained the same at one Total value of all permits decreased from approximately million in October 1992 to million in 1993 Yeartodate figures show an increase from approximately million in 1992 to million in 1993 This is a percent increase In the county both multifamily permits and commercial industrial and professional building remained the same at zero during October Total value of all permits in the county was up percent from approximately million in October 1992 to million in 1993 Yeartodate figures show a percenf increase from approximately million during January to October 1992 to million in 1993 Frazier students decorate Christmas tree Students from Frazier Elementarys art class under the Instruction of Sydney McGee decorated a Christmas tree Monday evening at Lubys Cafeteria In New Braunfels From left are Kelsey McGee Matthew Peteete Shenna Schneider Kneeling are Whitney Burnell Laura Peteete Standing right are Qarrett Burnell and Ms Sydney McGee HeraldZeitung photo byKARLAWENZEL Pictured at the Hill Country inn presentation are Lucille Douma Millie Mader Jean Peterson Audrey Player Barbara Perry Far George Llla Schoenfeld Katie Sponenberg Penelope Church Betty Cook Vesta Lee Marcla Moore Skipper Carr Fred Dwulet and Larry Reckaway of HIIS Country Inn Gene Rush Mayor Rudy Seldel and council member Jan Kennedy cognized for beautification efforts From staff reports On Monday Nov 29 the Hill Country Inn and Restaurant was presented with the Civic Conscrva tionBeautification Award for 199394 by the Fed erated Garden Clubs of New Braunfels The award was presented to Hill Country Inn by the Four Seasons Garden Club in recognition of the superb landscaping additions to the property locat ed at South Seguin Avenue and Business Loop 35 formerly Highway The Civic ConservationBeautification Award is made each year to a business which sets an out Federated Garden Clubs present Civic Conservation Beautification Award for 1993 in Monday ceremony standing example of excellence in adaptation of landscape design to the facility selection of plant material for site and climate xeriscaping continuous maintenance of grounds and plants and overall visual impact Hill Coutnry Inn and Restaurant has incorporated an impressive variety of shrubs and flowers in bed ding areas throughout their entrance and parking lots utilizing xeriscaping and adding much to the beauty of a prominent intersection in New Braunfels Honorable mention was awarded to Texas Com merce BankNew Braunfels for maintaining a beau tiful planting year after year Citizens Bank for a new wellplanned area using mostly xeriscape mate rials and to James M Cook Insurance Agency for developing a small greenspace in front of their office and maintaining its beauty for the past several years Canyon Lake man pleads no contest to gambling charge By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Grover Cleveland Cannan of Canyon Lake plead no contest Mon day to charges of gambling promo tion Cannan was expected to stand trial this week for his alleged involvement in a cock fighting event that took place on his property on April 3 of this year Cannans sentence will be set by a district court judge That sentence will come after an investigation is finished Officials in the Comal County pro bation department are currently con ducting a presentencing investigation Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer said he will be recommend ing the court set a sentence of two years deferred adjudication The judge can also assess a fine of up to He had no prior offenses of any nature We gave him what we knew we could get fiom a said Reimer Gambling promotion is a third degree felony and carries a possible sentence of two to 10 years Cannan was also charged with demeanor counts of animal cruelty He will be tried on these charges in the Comal County Court at Law Cannans arrest was the result of an anonymous tip to Sheriff Jack Bre men Reimer said deputies of the sher iffs office went undercover on April 3 They made beta on the cock fight in order to establish that gambling was occurring he said Reimer said the deputies then used a twoway radio to bring in other sher iffs deputies to raid the location He said the raid resulted in eight arrests The other arrests were for illegal gambling a misdemeanor charge For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 J

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