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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                j 1Q4 SOWEST HICROPUBLISHTNG 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Former Canyon volleyball player competes in tourney P 8 50 CENTS HumMfa DAYS NewSfaunteli BeiquleentehnM March New Braurifels 16 pages in one teotlon Friday July HeraldZeitung M Serving Corrial County tor more than 142 years of DENNIS OALLAHBR Vol 142 No Inside Comal County Weather Church Sporti Day a the Marketplace River conditions Quadalups ofa Coma ofe ofaoublo feet per aeoond Stammtisch Birthday wishes from thf The New Braiofels Zettung extends the following birthday wishes to Carmen Molina Vivian Dlettrt David Crump Dennis Gallaher Scotty Mohr Qlenn Brietzke Julie Van Delden LaRue Blackwell Helen Jetton James Muhburn Chet Mast Moore Armllda Reid Don Truhler Deadline nearing for Leadership NB class The deadline for turning in applications forthe 19941995 Leadership New Braunfels class is Friday July 22 Starting its third year Leader ship New Braunfels is made up of a diverse group of men women desiring to enhance their leader ship skills and knowledge of the community Greater New Braiiitfeltf of Commerce office at 390 S Seguin St for information or applications Historic Landmark group to meet The next meeting of the New Braunfels Historic Landmark Commission will be Thursday July 14 at in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Conference Room C The commissions promotion committee will give an update on historic landmark articles and consideration of other press opportunities For more information call 608 2100 BPW to hold meeting July 13 at Holiday Inn The New Braunfels Business Professional Women will meet on Wednesday July 13 at the Holi day Inn at Dinner will be served at 7 followed by a program and business meeting For more information contact Elaine Wells at 6252947 or Ruby Bading at 6257511 Area board of realtors to meet on July 28 The New Lake Area Association of Real ton membership meeting is 1 1 30 July 25 Board of directors meet 22 Volunteers needed at Quadalupe River Volunteers are wanted at Quadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area Volunteers will meet at Park Headquarters every Saturday at Cajl Penny Soils at 4382656 for information SfAinmtisch Tht Niw JNUMfUt HtraldZtUuit ttivltu la rtadtri to namlt Ittmt to Stommtttek Accentiu 19 tluSopUtnbiri AreUvtt Qtrmtut community mtmbtrt of At community to HUbr out ihtrttlu jtyi Wt liutu w vjttitfj This newspaper Is printed on recycled Summer recreation program continues HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Scott Wagner plays war ball or dodge ball during yesterdays segment of the New Braunfels Summer Rec program at Lone Star Elementary The program Is scheduled to continue through County officials begin studying possible junk vehicle regulation By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County is looking into the possibility of regulating junk vehi cles on property in the county The Commissioners Court Thurs day decided to table the motion until next week so that Justices of the Peace the officers of the county under which hearings would be heard can review the order A lot of counties have been avoid ing this because of the enforcement and cost involved Certainly there would be a problem from the Sheriff if he gets said Commis sioner Jumbo Evans County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan der said the county would separate enforcement or coverage of the order into the four precincts with each Jus tice of the Peace presiding We have a great many of them out there We would have to get to them as we he said The order would apply to junked vehicles that are inoperative do not have valid license plates Inspection stickers are wrecked or dismantled or remain inoperable for more than 45 days Junked vehicles would be declared public nuisances if they were visible from a public place or public rightof way The order states a junked vehicle tends to reduce the value of private property Invites vandalism creates fire hazards constitutes an attractive County commissioners approve purchase of computer equipment By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer Commissioners Court passed sev eral items Thursday at the regular meeting The court approved purchase of disk drives for the County comput er system telephones and amended the County Law Library fund budget for purchase ofa copy machine and computer equipment A total of was transferred from contingency funds to Juvenile Probation in order to network Juve nile Probation computers Also Fire Marshal Milton Will mann was reappointed to another twoyear term and the court appoint ed election judges and alternate judges for the next year Aug 1 1994 to July The court also adopted a resolu tion concerning the use of proceeds of bonds involving a health care facility near Canyon Lake The facility is run by Lutheran Social Services a nonprofit agency and involves juveniles referred by the state A lawyer for the agency said the bonds issued by a corpora tion outside the county would not involve any cost or revenue to Comal County nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors and is detrimen tal to the economic welfare of the If either a county department such as the health department or a citizen flies a complaint the county must give not less than 10 days notice and that a request for a hearing must be made before expiration of the 10day period Justices of the Peace will preside over the hearings to determine whether or not the vehicles are indeed public nuisances and should be removed Exemptions include vehicles or parts completely enclosed within a building in a lawful manner where it is not visible from the street or other pub lic or private property vehicles or parts stored or parked in a lawful manner on private property in connection with the business ofa licensed vehicle deal er or junkyard an unlicensed operable or inoperable antique or special inter est vehicle stored by a collector on the collectors property if the vehicle and the outdoor storage area are maintained in a manner so that they do not consti tute a health hazard and are screened from ordinary public view by means of a fence rapidly growing trees bery or other appropriate Businesses eye departure from downtown NB By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Neighbors abide In sadness to see Don Maxwell move across town from his car dealerships present down town location and this may bo because others say theyre departing the area as well Kyra Brandt owner of the Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza 337 Main Plaxa said she always liked having Don Maxwell Chevrolet Gco 386 W San Antonio dowtown He and Bluebonnet Motors arc fine neighbors clean and well the Downtown Merchants Association member said They always do their windows in keeping with the seasons and the vehicles are always clean and neat But if its better for them Im hap py for Brandt continued But Maxwell claims some people have not been so happy to have a car dealership in their historic downtown m the past citizens have been up inarms about car dealerships down the former Main Street project board member said I dont want to spoil what anybodys idea of a beau tiful downtown should be I dont think our spade is big But the loss of downtown car shop pers may be a problem to consider Combined with the loss of downtown grocery shoppers brought about by moving to 135 in New Braun fels from its present downtown loca tion its beginning to worry some folks Mike Samford store manager of Stehling Brothers Western Wear 194 S San Antonio said the decision to close his familys New Braunfels store came about in part because of the impending decrease in shoppers Its just that downtown doesnt have enough he said And now with leaving going across Stehling Brothers last day until when plenty of bargains remain to be had is scheduled for July 30 After that its couple of employees will commute to San Marcos for work at a new Stehling Brothers store there Bluebonnet Motors owner Gary Kahlig said he has no immediate plans to move We would like he said Russell Brandt of New Braunfels Resorts Property Management said he is concerned that city hall remains apparently unconcerned about this trend I am concerned over what is hap pening with all of the departments of the he said in a recent letter obtained by the HeraldZeitung It that we are becoming a city that is run by only one or two people instead of the personnel that is needed There are many cases safecity director assistant city man Safecity director and assistant city manager remain positions recently cut in the budget process But in the same process Main Street coordinator and Community Devel opment Block Grant coordinator were made two positions allowing for the Main Street coordinator to focus just on that Marion Benson owner of the Col lection at Landmark Square 177 S Seguin said the hopes another good neighbor moves in to Maxwells that enormous space as soon as possible I hate very much for him to leave downtown because hes been a very big player in the revltallzatton of the Main Street Project board member said Maxwell found a larger facility near 135 In New Braunfels He said the move remains sot for Spring 1995 permits on the rise By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Homebuilders in Comal Coun ty have put up 255 new homes so far this year and 92 single family dwellings in the city recently released statistics say Michael Meek New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce execu tive vice president said the num ber of new homes built this year in the city could top 200 by the end of the year and the effect is even more pronounced in the county where if the second half of 1994 did as well for building permits as the first half 354 new homes would be built Such growth brings ripple effects in the economic sector Oureconomic condition is very he said Employment statistics reflect this Out of a labor force of found work leav ing percent unemployed This remains down from 1993s percent overall unem ployment rate This is really good because actually the number of employable people living here grew over total civilians in but they all must have found work because the employ ment rate still dropped Meek said No apartments or duplexes have been built in the city or county so far this year although they built one last year in the city Seven professional buildings and industrial structures have gone up this year two more than last year Growth also has a Comal Independent School Dis trict has a bond issue out for three new elementary schools Sales tax collections are up only 12 percent although the growth is up 30 County salestax collections remain up but only by 15 percent Coma County property taxes will not be collected on these homes until next year This is always one of the problems that comes with grpwth because the new residents need services but have yet to start paying property tax Also the county homes are generally more valuable than the homes being built in the city I hate very much for him Don Maxwell to leave because hes been a very big player In the revitalliatlon of Marion Benson downtown business owner Jack Krueger owner of the down town property Maxwell leases said he awaits suggestions as to what to do with the property Penelope Church the citys nomic Development Coordinator said they are trying to find a viable bust ness for the upcoming vacancy We feel any good responsible business Is wonderful to she said For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro T   

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