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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                IN SPORTS DAY District 2S4A coaches girls AHDistriet hoops team 10A I COUNTDOWN 398 PAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennlal March March Inside WatctViwIlen count2A Presidents Day Sports Bridal Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Troy Prelss Michael Anthony Vttlarreal Alexa Rose Villarreal Linda Anderson Allison Roderick 18 at Crystal Varela Roger Brlnkkoeter 50 Armando Gloria Ramirez Erin Megan Hand Happy 4th Mon Howard Brandt Nelrose Koepp Cathy Campbell Shealynn Kiesttng Domingo Vela Rudy Juarez Sat Julia Wing Peggy BrlsgUl Sylvia Crabtree Gerta Kohlenberg ValUeLanler Mon Charles E Schriewer Sat George Baese Clyde W Boothe Gregory Cerrato Bernard Baumbach Louise Bierstedt Lil lian Farr Roberta McGurd Oscar Nauert Frances Schroeder Marianne Smith Mbns Twite Lisa Beth Williams Mary Blssen Jean Bloom Howard Etckenhorst Wilt BUI Ellis Bonnie Fleming Mary Flares DaunUa Hodges Jean Jackson A Nuhn Bar bara Perry Martha Boatwrlght Johnny Classen Mon Mary Ellen Heesche Mon Eugene Jekel Rita Radosevich Shirley Schaefer Mary Jane Schwab Roselyn Fey Happy Anniver sary to Dee Jeane Brannan Frances Arturo Cantu 34th Banks post office to close for holiday Many businesses will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday on Monday tomorrow including all local banks post office as well as New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD schools Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Customers wishing to order these unique shirts may do so by placing orders at the HeraldZeitung office 707 Landa St Customers should allow seven business days for delivery Pay ment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Stanuntisch The Brauiftls HeraldZtilung inviiu its rtadtrt to submit itunt to Stammtisch According to tht Sophitnbwg Archives and mtmbtrt of tht Gtrman community Stammtuch reprtttnu a lit t place for mtmbtn of tht community 3 gather and then tht days happeningt invite you to ihare with The winning numbers Lotto million Jackpot Pick 3 am Unicorns reclaim first New Braunfels hands Canyon 51 defeat Friday night to gain stop spot in District 52 See story page 10A Right NB junior Vlnce Bueno 11 battles for the ball New Braunfels HeraldZe 40 Pages in three sections Sunday Feb EA Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MICHAEL ANTHONY VILLARREAL 75CENtS Vol 142 No 72 City residents reach settlement By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The City of New Braunfels reached an agree ment with the Marvin Westmeyer and the Way man Krueger families Friday afternoon and acquired the airspace required to obtain a feder al grant to repair runways at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport We finally sewed up the said New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel At Friday all four parties signed We paid which was somewhat less than their appraiser City exchanges for acres of airspace with two local landowners Friday had wanted Everybodys happy We can now get our million grant to fix the airport runways One runway will be totally rebuilt and the other runways will be said Seidel It is something mat has to be done as a safely factor The Westmeyers and Kruegers will still have use of their land except they cant build an anten na bam or silo on that portion of The city had originally appraised the land at 25 percent of its svalue which they determined amounted to The landowners appraiser took an entirely dif ferent track according to Seidel and considered that the easement would devalue the entire prop erty The landowners had asked for in compensation The acres of easement was only for the airspace above the land and was needed for a runway protection zone to qualify the dry for the million federal grant The grant money will be used to acquire the air space and make the needed runway improve merits Seidel had announced last Monday that an agreement was eminent Had an agreement not been reached condem nation proceedings would have been initiated although the city was anxious to avoid costly court actions according to Seidel Froro teft Dana Gold Ellen Warnecke Wilton and Wltton ytmi fng tettern to local organizations asking for their participation In tht to bt to April of next Sesquicenteimial Parade New Braunfels SesguicentenrM Parade Cbnpfttee hard al work on April 95 event Ideas for entries can be researched and fee to ISO fix Sales tax increase not as significant as officials had hoped 1 By JENNIFER ROMPEL StaffWriter Sales tax payments to the City of New Braunfels were up slightly February 1993 to February ever the increase is not as high city officials had projected Sales tax payments to the city of New Braunfels increased by per cent from February 1993 to February 1994 The net payment was city as it heads into the 199495 budget V j Overall more than 5 percent she Sales tax payments to date are esti mated at this is up cent from the collected dur ing this same period in 1993 Sales tax collections for the city of Garden Ridge were down by per cent in February However the in February 1993 Its about right where we wanted it but its a little less than what we said Sharon Day financial director for the city of New Braun fels February is a critical month for the city because the largest sales tax pay ment is usually made during that month The February payment includes sales tax from businesses who report monthly quarterly and yearly Although the payment is not what the city had expected Day said the lower number should not affect the 1994 County payments are up per cent Last year was collected during this payment period In 1994 was collected Year to date collections are up ments were during this peri od compared to last year State Comptroller John Sharp ered million in monthly sates tax i rebates to Texas cities and 111 counties percent increase over payment of million in February of last year Early voting off to record start j according to election officials By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Eariy voting got off to a recordset ting start last week with nearly 300 votes cast in person and about 150 bal lots mailed out Only about votes total were cast in the 1992 primary according to election officials so the nearly 500 voters who have already participated indicate a record number will vote this year The Republican primary has drawn the most in person voters with 248 ballots cast as of Friday while only 45 had gone to the polls for the Democratic primary However 133 have requested mail in ballots for the Democratic primary compared to only 13 for the Republi can primary Voters may cast their ballots early it the Comal County Courthouse Annex Room 306 through March 4 This polling location provides ballots for all precincts and is open Monday through Friday from 8 gjn to Voters may cast ballots in either the Democratic or Republican primary Grievance filed against John Curtis dismissed by state bar By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Texas State Bar has dismissed a grievance against local attorney John Curtis filed by Charles Batonis father of murder victim Kathie Balonis Curtis received the griev ance had been dismissed Thursday afternoon The letter to Curbs from the state bar says No action on your part is necessary This case has been filed and dismissed as an inquiry and is not classified as a complaint under the The grievance was filed with the Texas State Baron Jan 21 The griev ance covers 17 areas with which Balo nis disagrees He said the areas deal with the appeal filed by Houston attorney Stan ley Schneider and Curtis I dont know all the allegations he Balonis made If either me or Stanley Schneider engaged in anything dis honest the court of appeals certainly would have seen said Curtis The court of appealf re versed the case because of conduct by the District he said The Third Court of Appeals was aware of what the facts of the case said Curtis Another griev ance was filed I j No information was available on the status of that grievance BothSchoddcrandCurtiflhaverciJ resented Jack Warren Davis the man accused of lolling Kathie Balonis in her New Braunfels Oaks Apartments in November 1989 Dtvis was arrested shortly after the incident and charged with capital mur der He was convicted of the offense in 1990 The appeal in the case was filed three years ago Curtis who ii a candidate for district judge the timing of the riling was tioa Unfortunately because of the time of the filing it appetrs that the griev ance is said Curtis Davis cascrwbeeobroughtinttow spotlight recently after a hearing was hgid to dtfCTiwinff if enough evidenoc was available fcr Pivis to stand trial The judge In tho hearing determined Davii ihoiikl Hand trial Howcvq du The grievance waj filed days before tte primary eiec Ww w boiriHeiiflwetfJyliviiigin Miss wimhisftmily and wife Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung   

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