Sunday, December 26, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas IN SPORTS DAY Ijl Cougareftes shoot to quick start Page 124 COUNTDOWN 450 DAYS New BraunfeU Semicentennial March 5 March INSIDE Dear Sports SUNDAY Stammtisfclt Birthday wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Laura Vela Temo Barrera Donna Lynn CrabM Andle Simmons Angle Gonzalez Erie Havekost Mary Ann Van Horn March Anthony Barboza 18 years Lauren Clara Esplnoza Gregory Dome Sara Montemayor Ginger Caddett Irma Feibebnan and Dora Vela Happy Anniversary to Lupe and Elsie Paredez Happy belat ed birthdays to Frances Nowotny Jay Steven Havekost Michellna Wages Leon Laschomb Michelle Voges Kim Pinson and Jo Ann Cabattero Happy belated anniver saries to Kenneth and Christine Ryab and Caesar and Ruby Sasse 61 years Cheer Fund donations The HeraldZeitung Cheer fund built on community dona tions was enough to purchase 250 baskets of food this year 25 more than last year Todays donations include Anonymous Leroy Judene Colby and Kyla Goodson B Gretchen Ryals Jumbo and Nan Evans Todays Total 13th Bridal Fair scheduled for Jan 3 On Tuesday Jan 4 the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association will host its 13th annual Bridal Fair at the New Braunfels Civic Center located at 380 S Seguin Admission is Doors open at All facets of planning a wed ding from engagement to honey moon to moving into a first home are represented by the bridal con sultants ing jewelry hair styling and nail care flowers and other special decorations catering photogra phy wedding dresses hotels reception rooms honeymoon travels chinaware and more A bridal gown fashion show will be interrupted only by the awarding of exquisite prizes giv en by participating businesses This years prizes will include grooms gifts as well Youre invited to visit the booths of each participating business to see what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultants giveaway Business counselor available The business counselor from the University of Texas at San Antonio School of Business will be in the New Dreunfels Chamber of Commerce office all day Tues day Dee 28 to offer free advice to small businesses These ser vices are also available for people considering starting a new oml ness Areas of oounaeling include expansion management proven ture feasibility loan packaging cash flow and more Gall o25 2385 to make an appointment for this free confidential service Stennitisch tnvitu lit noden re nubmit Hams to Stammtiteh Assorting o fa Arfktvti end of thi Qirmat eomnwtty Stwwtlielr nonttiitt a titling plaftfw mtnbtrt eftlu community to gaiktr and than llu doyt topptnlHgi you to mn ut Comal Cotton Former Canyon star Cole Reinarz prepares for this weeks Mobil Cotton Bowl with in the first installment of a five 410 Kyra Brandt will have a big week In Pasadena preparing floats IDT the annual Tournament of Roses Parade SeePage 1B New Braunfels Herald 75 CENTS 42 Pages in three sections Dec Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of FRANCES NOWOTNY I Vol 142 No 32 Money and juvenile crime dominate commissioners court meeting HoraldZekung photo by JOHN HUSETH Cheer Fund Hank Pearce facing camera helps unload the 250 baskets of food bought by the HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund for needy families this ChristmasTexan Warehouse Foods offered the tow bid for the food which was delivered for the third year In a row by Joe Millers Wholesale Beer Toys were delivered from the Community Service Center as well This was the 12th year of the Cheer Fund which has helped more than local families Building continues brisk pace By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Single family building permits in the city of New Braunfels continued to rise during the month of November according to statistics released by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Permits increased from four in November 1992 to 12 in November 1993 This is a 200 percent change However county building permits decreased from 31 in November 1992 to 27 in November 1993 This is a percent decrease The monthtomonth changes can be deceptive according to Michael Meek executive vice president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Ho said despite the decrease In per mits in November the county is still showing a more than 50 percent increase for the year We cant look at any one he said Weve reached almost 400 homes in the county and are in the 160 to 170 range in the city This is one of the top three to four years in the last 25 A decrease is nothing to worry about There is no way to look at one month to the said Meek The last time the city had as many as 165 permits issued was in 1984 according to Meek In per mits were issued During 1983 209 were issued and in permits were issued I dont seen any reason why we shouldnt at least reach these 1993 levels in said Meek 1994 should be another good year in single family custom The number of multifamily build ing permits issued in New Braunfels is decreasing Meek said he is hoping a apartment complex will be built in New Braunfels soon Its something we need We have had inquiries from developers through out 1993 Possibly in 1994 one or two complexes will be built We could absorb 100 to 200 apart ments in 1994 There is a waiting list at almost all said Meek The yeartodate totals show New Braunfels permits have increased percent In January to November permits were issued com pared to 158 during the same period in 1993 The county is showing a per cent yeartodate increase In 1993 395 permits have been issued between January and November Statistics show 263 permits were issued during the same period in 1993 By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Issues discussed in Thursdays Com missioners Court session were a reflec tion of some of the most significant issues faced by many citizens over the past the preservation of natural resources and crime and pun ishment Money A somewhat heated dis cussion took place concerning the authority of the county treasurer to move county funds from one invest ment instrument to another County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew expressed his opinion that he followed county policy within the authority delegated to him by commissioners in moving some county funds from the states TexPool investments to investments with Vic toria Bank and Trust Commissioner Neil Craigmile who helped draw up the countys policy concerning investments asked that the county treasurer get authorization from commissioners court to move funds from one instrument to another on a case by case basis His motion was passed County Judge Carter Casteel asked that a committee of appropriate personnel including some commis sioners meet to discuss the countys policy how it should be interpreted and whether changes were required Her motion was also passed Preservation of Natural Resources A group of citizens whose property is adjacent to a new subdivision in the western part of Comal County spoke of their concern for the protection of the already strained Glen Rose strata of the Trinity Aquifer The proposed sub division may add approximately 600 nftw homes to an area already plagued by water quality and quantity prob lems Commissioners approved the first section of the subdivision saying they had no basis to do otherwise Accord ing to County Attorney Nathan Rhein lander the county does have the author ity to act as a regulatory body if there is a threat to public health Other options which could provide some relief could include a change in the countys acreage requirements for individual septic systems Raising the minimum acreage required from the present one acre would provide some limit to the number of such systems in the county Moe Schwab also expressed his concern that potential buyers be made aware that they may be required to install more costly evapo ration septic systems in some areas Crime and Punishment The Comal County Juvenile board recom mended the hiring of a consultant on the development of a juvenile lockup based on the needs of Comal Countyl only and commissioners accepted their recommendation Prior to entering into a contract with anyone the court will have the oppor tunity to discuss and determine what will be included in the consultation A reduction in the available placement facilities has created a crisis situation according to local juvenile probation officials While a juvenile detention center would be expensive officials say it is needed to keep the county safe and control juvenile crime Ed Nolan of Canyon Lake asked that every other possible solution be examined before committing to build ing a local facility In other business commissioners accepted the resignation of Constable Danny Scheel who has ennnuwxid Ms candidacy for county commissioner in precinct Mobile home fire ruled accidental The Comal County Fire Marshal has determined that a fire that occurred at a mobile home near Canyon Lake Thursday morning was accidental Fire Marshal Milton Willmann said the fire was caused by an electrical problem with damage estimated at No injuries were reported in the flre which destroyed a doublewide mobile home located at 342 Sir Arthur Way in the Rolling Hills subdivision at about 4 The owner of the home Frank Colllngwood was not home when the flre occurred Jobless rate creeps up By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Wrltor The unemployment rate in Comal County continued to increase during November according to statistics released by the Texas Employment Commission The unemployment rate for November is percent This is up from the percent reported in ber However the increase is not sig nificant since the work force is also increasing according to Alfred Debw ros labor market analyst for TEC In November the number of people unemployed wag The total workforce numbered In October the number unem ployed was The total work force was The unemployment rate can be misleading It Ii up over the year but the number of employed is going up The area is not losing said Debarros The San Antonio metropolitan area is second as far as new job growth Comal is one of the counties listed in the San Antonio statistical Iw said The state unemployment rate is percent San Antonios unemploy ment rate is percent In November 1992 the unemploy ment rate was percent The num ber of unemployed was and the total workforce numbered WalMart donation to tht Kim Verpihl Piul DM end Luoy Routes s F Ad Lottery numbers are 6 14 16 25 33 45 Jackpot Million