Sunday, May 29, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas IN SPORTS DAY New Braunfels Unicorns lay claim to allsports title for COUNTDOWN DAYS Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March 21 1645 March 21 1995 Inside Club Letters to the Memorial Day Cartoon Map of New Sports Dear The Stammtisch tirthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Virginia Ortiz Cathy Schriewer Melonie Ayala Ecila Hutson Matt Pusitari Juanita Ayala Roma Czarny Darlene Deimel Henry Dietert Hilmar Druebert John Fodderie Magdalene Garland Kay Heijn Louise McKenna Nora Moon Betty Taylor John Banton Raymond Jentsch Eleanor Koester Howard Whitmarsh Tillie Davis Delash mutt Mildren Eng lish Alfred Erfurt Sido Waldschmidt Johnny Salazar Rey Fafnis Happy Anniversary to Donnie Sandra Duncan Sesquicentennial to be focus of NBISD program Students attending summer school at Carl Schurz Elementary will explore various aspects of life in New Braun fels over the past 150 years while they practice and sharpen reading language and math skills Carl Schurz will be host to NBISD summer school third fourth and fifth graders beginning June 8 and running through July 28 with ses sion each Monday through Thursday 8 to Children will receive a large dose of history if local folks can be found to spend an hour or so during the summer sharing memories and memorabilia New Braunfels1 past The Help One Student to Succeed program HOSTS will be in operation each Tuesday and Thursday from June 14 through July 22 with hours running from to and to HOSTS volunteers will spend one or if they choose two hours each week with a child Tutors will help students to accom plish tasks assigned by the teacher and to prepare an individual project that builds upon our rich heritage in New Braunfels Anyone interested in volunteering some time to this program may do so by calling Linda Bigham at 6207533 Farmers Market held each Friday The New Braunfels Farmers Market will be held each Friday starting at 5 pjn at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Common St Call Herbert Doege at 6257488 or 6200438 for more information Womens Center volun teers needed The Comal County Womens Center is seeking volunteers for its Alternative Choices program Volunteers will assist groups as well as tutoring sessions field trips and other chemicalfree activities Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung invites Us readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto 811 1324 4345 Eet rrulton jackpot LOTTERY 410 no S 0 E B T M C R 0 P U B 18 H1 hi 0 1 2627 E YANDELL DR 12A Special Olympics New Braunfels athletes participate in annual event in Austin See Page 13A PASO IX 79903 79903 unueef Deer present big challenge for local gardeners page IB New Braunfels Herald 48 Pages in three sections Sunday May SUNDAY 75 CENTS Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of VIRGINIA ORTIZ Vol 142 No 142 Suspect arrested after highspeed f rush hour chase By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer After leading local law enforcement officers in chase through rushhour traffic in the city Friday a New Braunfels resident wanted to know where his car was as he was being led away to jail It is being said one of the arrest ing officers Why replied the suspect The suspect had earlier been pulled over on Interstate 35 for a traffic violation by Depart HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH mpnt nf TVrvMvr I New Braunfels Police officers arrest a suspect outlsde of Bavarian Manor Apartments rT u Friday afternoon The suspects Identity was not released by Comal County Jail officials c suspc cn ccl hls ni Cheyy J Camaro as Hancock tried in vain to grab the keys and in the process was almost pushed into rushing traffic said Hancock The suspect then led various vehicles of the DPS New Braunfels Police Sheriffs Deputies and constables on a chase through city limits around 5 through streets crowded with chil dren playing nearby and people getting off work Not only five oclock traffic five oclock Memorial Day traffic He just got said Hancock Its a wonder he didnt hit anybody as he came through Walnut Law officers trapped the suspect as he went into the Bavarian Manor Apartments As officers waited outside an apartment where the suspect had fled they nabbed him as he tried to escape out the back window Zoming photos by JOHN HUSETh Above photo Rafters and toobers enjoyed a brisk river flow this weekend as the season opening of the Guadalupe River was welcomed by thousands of visitors The Memorial Day weekend the first big weekend of the summer was hlt record proportions tor many river outfitters Top right photo The Gruene Crossing was lined with cars early Saturday as visitors made their way to the river Bottom right photo A New Braunfels police officer patrols the crowd crossing the Gruene Crossing bridge Saturday See Tuesdays HeraldZeitung for weekend wrapup Last minute rush expected for appraisal protests By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor With less than a week left for Comal County property owners to protest their appraisals staff at the Comal County Appraisal District are bracing for the lastminute rush that comes at the end of every May Lynn Rodgers chief appraiser at the CCAD said that 706 people had come in to protest their new property appraisals Most were able to work things out in an informal meeting with an appraiser but 163 have scheduled formal protest hearings before the Appraisal Review Board Tuesday May 31 is the deadline to file a formal written protest with the appraisal district Last year we had 300 or 400 Appraisal Review Board Rodgers said 1 am sure we will get close to that or pass that this Last month the CCAD mailed new appraisal notices to all county proixr ty owners Many home owners uerc surprised to see their appraisals rise by 10 percent or more Overall tde value of property in the county went up close to eight percent part of which was from new construction The property taxes people pay depend upon the appraised value at their homes Ifthe city school district county and other taxing entities keep the same tax rate but a home owners appraisal goes up 10 jxreem his prop erty tax bill will still rise ID pereem A successful protest of a pioperty appraisal can save money on pioperty taxes A person living in New Braunfels city limits in the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District with no exemptions on hi home who protest ed his appraisal last year would have saved v lose to in property taxes for ever Si 000 he had his appraisal An iutonna hearing with an apprais er can be set up by phoning the appraisal district at 6258597 If a property owner is not satisfied with the outcome of that meeting a written protest must be dropped off or mailed to the appraisal district by May 31 There is a onepage form available at the appraisal district office to file a protest The Comal County Appraisal Dis trict is located behind the Hummc Museum at 178E Mill Rogers said he expects the last few tlays before the May 31 deadline to be hectic Every year that is the he said HemldZeitung to close for Memorial Day From staff reports The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung will be closed in obser vance of the Memorial Day holi day Monday Regular business hours will resume Tuesday at 8 All local banking institutioas the Post Office the Comal County Courthouse and New Braunfels Utilities will be closed for the holiday For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 606084