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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 31, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels hands Canyon districtopening defeat See Sports CENTS COUNTDOWN 446 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennlal March March Braunfels Herald 16 Pages In one section Dec ISO Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JOYCE KOEPP I Vol 142 No 36 INSIDE Archives Annonymous3 Sports Arts Entertainment 14 Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Robert Morales Joyce Koepp Jerry L Barganier Lupe Martinez Fran cisco Castro Mono Jean Erd mann Sherron Laffery Eusebio Perez Happy Anniversary to George Evelyn Kirst Hector Diana Habitat for Humanity meeting Jan 6 Comal County Habitat for Humanity will meet at Thursday Jan 6 at Dittlinger Memorial Library Members of the Advisory Board will be intro duced at the meeting Anyone interested in helping to eliminate poverty housing in Comal County is welcome to attend Call 625 7005 for more information For those unable to attend ths meet ing donations for the first home to be built soon may be sent to CCHfH Box 310487 New Braunfels Texas 781310487 Republican kickoff set Monday The Comal County Republican Campaign KickOfF will be held at Molly Joes restaurant on Mon day Jan 3 from 5 to Candidates who have filed on the Republican ticket for local offices will be on hand Refresh ments will be served Call 629 0388 for more information 13th Bridal Fair scheduled for Jan 4 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 St 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 participating including jewelry hair styling and nail care flowers and other special decora tions catering photography wed ding dresses hotels reception rooms honeymoon travels chi naware and more A bridal gown fashion show will be interrupted only by the awarding of exquisite prizes given by participating businesses This years prizes will include grooms gifts as well Youre invited to vis it the booths of each participating business to see what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultants giveaway New Years Eva dance planned A New Years Eve dance has been set for Holy Family Home from to on Dec 31 The dance will feature the sounds of the Texana Band Tick ets will be For more informa tion call 6255320 Did someone say after Christmas sale Stammrtsch Thi Ntw Braunftls HtraldZiltung Invllu itt rtadtn to xubmit tuna to Stammtlich According to tht Sophltnburg Archlvti and mtmbtn of tin Qtrman community SiammtiicH rtpruints a sitting placifor mtmbift afthi community to goJhir and than tht dayi hap ptntngt Wi Invltt you to then with finalizes block grant requests Drainage projects summer youth programs shelter targeted for funds By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Community Development Advisory Committee is recommending to the New Braunfels City Council that several projects be funded through Community Development Block Grant monies The city is expected to receive in Community Development Block Grant Funds in April The funds must be used to help areas of the city with residents of low to moderate income According to Main Street Director Penelope Church the committee is recommending that several city drainage projects be funded and that funding be given to the police and parks summer recreation program the Comal County Womens Shelter and Habitat for Humanity The following drainage projects will be recommended Phase one on Bergfeld Drive Bergfeld Drive phase two Veramendi Street phase one Veramendi Street phase two On all of these the recommended funds are for preliminary design and soft said Church The recommendation will be made with a request that the council has a commitment to complete the drainage said Church The committee hopes the council will take responsibility to see the pro jects she said X Other projects to be recommended include the following v Administrative budget the cost of administering and acquiring the funds X Police and parks summer youth recreation program as requested Comal County Womens Shelter as requested Habitat for Humanity as requested Everyone who made an application to receive funds got something accord ing to Church The only requests that were not fully funded were the drainage she said An additional milion will be needed to complete drainage projects X The recommendations will be offi cially given to the council on Jan 24 At that time a public hearing will also beheld Before the recommendations are given to council be puth lished in a display advertisement in HeraldZeitung The council will make its proposal for what should be funded That pro posal will also be published and a sec ond public hearing will be held Feb 21 NBU board approves conversion of Solms water rates Thursday A fivecar accident near the York Creek exit on 135 in the northbound lane created a tremendous backup of traffic yesterday afternoon at approxi mately for motorists traveling north No Injuries were reported In the multiple vehicle accident however many motorists were left with nothing more to do than dis cuss the situation right Another wreck Involving three cara was also reported yester day afternoon In the same gen eral area of 135 but no Injuries were reported HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees approved the conversion of water rates in the Solms area to standard city of New Braunfels ordi nance rates The board met in a regular meet ing Thursday night Because of the change in rates some residents of the Solms area could see a decrease in their water rates and some will see an increase in rates According to NBU General Man ager Bob Sohn the Solms water supply corporation was purchased approxi mately eight years ago Sohn said NBU invested money in purchasing the corporation and in installing some water mains At that time it was purchased offi cials promised to keep the Solms rates in place until the capital improvements program was finished according to Sohn The capital improvement pro gram is now complete Solms is located south of New Braunfels near the Stripling and Blake Lumber Yard Part of the area is in the city limits of New Braunfels In addition to this measure the board also heard the July 1993 component unit financial report A review of the report was given by Auditor E Keith Moore CPA The report went very well It showed we had a good financial said Sohn Camino Real making move to new location New building will provide twice as much space By JENNIFER ROMPEL Stiff Writer Camino Real Mental Health Ser vices of Comal County will begin operating from its new location at 180 W Mill St on Jan 3 The office which is part of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation is currently located at 511 North Street The cur rent office will remain open through today Were doing a real juggling act to keep it open until the new office is said Director Charles Stlrk LPCCSWACP According to Stirk the offices are being moved into a more spacious building The advisory board bought us a new building and increased our space by twice as he said The new space was needed because of the increase in staff Stirk said the staff at MHMR has grown by 50 per cent The mental health clinic is part of the San Antonio State Hospital It oper ates as a outpatient psychiatric clinic Stirk said most of the people served by the clinic have been hospitalized for a psychiatric condition Patients are referred to the clinic by hospitals Stirk said a screening process is also used to for those people who have not been hospitalized but feel they may have a psychiatric problem Currently the clinic serves 225 peo ple The new phono number for the clin ic is 6206221 Ready to mulch ChrlatmaatrMaarabai mulching The mulch will MmJaWtwy photo by JOHN HU8ETH aoeumuiata it Unda Park whara tha olty and NBU ara oollaotin traaa for ram Happy New Year from the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung staff   

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