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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                IN SPORTS Lady Unicorns defeat Converse Judson for Fraiilein Voi PASO Tx I COUNTDOWN 213 DAYS NewBrauntels Sesqiiicentennial March 2lr 1845 March Inside Letters to the Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfscubic feet per second S ta m m ti sch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Mary Ann Gonzales Kerry Taylor Tillie Zirnmcrmann Cynthia Hoegenhauer Rita Mathis Sat Steven Haas Stephanie Haas Hartmann Annette Hin man Irma Grouchy Kirsten Taylor 9 Kirsten Gaytan David Mayfield 53 Edward Reininger Mary Kne upper Margaret Allen Thomas DeVaney Frieda Heerman Hazel Hopkins Nelson Kohlenberg Annie Lee Cruse Ruth Dunlap William Hughes Gerald Jacke len Dale Moore Friedrich Rest Zane Stephenson Delbert Strube Elizabeth Eickenhorst Rosalie Groves Billie Reimer Mon Sarah Kaderli Kurt Sottmann Hap py Anniversary to Otto TiHie Zimniennann Jaime Esnierarda DeUeon 2nd Mon Helen Bob Voss 30 years Audrey Bill Schroeder 32nd 1994 Rodeo Queen deadline extended Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors can still sign up to com pete in the 1994 Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of August 1994 Entries will be accepted through Monday by Bonnie Byrd at 6252367 Jama Rama to benefit womens center A long list of musicians and bands are set to play today at the Float Inn located near the Tube Chute on the Comal River Local favorites such as The Revival Brothers The Stingrays Alan Voigt and the Flying Zip pers Full Tilt and Monty Gui tar Tyler will play from 2 to 9 today Admission is with of each admission being donated to the Comal County Womens Cen ter Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happen ings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 122 3537 4147 TTER V This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint A masterpiece in the making New Braunfels Art League restores downtown building make new home See PEOPLE Page 1B Foofball94 Fans get a sneak peek at Smithson Valley Canyon New Braunfels and Marion football teams for 94 See special supplement New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 9 Pnnoc in throo cortiones Runrlnv Ann 9fl 1QQ4 Sflrvina Qxnal Countv for more than 142 vearsB Home of MARY ANN QOII7ALES SUNDAY 75 CENTS 42 Pages in three sections Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MARY ANN QONZALES I Vol 142 No 210 Twovehicle accident HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A twovehicle accident took place yesterday at approximately on Walnut St In front of V Icto ven by Les Schmidt of New Braunfels Schmidts truck with down to allow a car In front of him to make a left turn New Braunfels police officer Sharon Terrell Is shown with Teresa Esplnosa a passenger In the Thunderblrd COMAL ISO DECISION 94 Bond issue vs Yearround school Which solution to growth will cost CISD taxpayers the most By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal Independent School District taxpayers will likely see a rise in their taxes regardless of how they choose to deal with the growing population of CISD students say district officials There is going to be an additional nnVr iri Randolph AFB closure would be major blow to areas economy By TECLO Staff Writer Talk is cheap but if the talk about Randolph AFB turns out to be correct the bases closure could cost the local econ omy millions of dollars in payroll and lost revenue Its estimated that Randolphs personnel contributes over million dollars to the New Braunfels economy annually not counting the amount thousands of military retirees spend in the area The base employs civilian and military personnel and supports dependents many of which live in the New Braunfels area The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission has yet to put Randolph on its list of recommended closures it will present to President Clinton However recent media reports have Randolph as a pos sibility to make the list Officials from Washington and San Antonio have also said it was a strong possibility the base could end up on the list One local official does not believe the base will close Everything we have found out we have been reassured there is nothing in the cards that says Randolph will Tom Purdum president of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said A Randolph spokesperson said he would not comment on the possibility of making the list We do not speculate on the base closing said Mas ter Sergeant David Jewell Thats up to Congress and the But with so many area residents tied to the base some are worried at just hearing about a possible closure Even the consideration of the closure of Randolph is a big New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser said Norma Frazier whom as a retiree depends on Ran dolphs commissary BX and clinic lives just south of New Braunfels and like many others found the area a nice place to settle We retired here because it was close to she said If we wanted to use Lackland we would have retired Some have found ironic that New Braunfels officials would try to keep Randolph alive since it joined a suit filed by the Sierra Club limiting San Antonios access to the aquifer The possible limited access to water could diminish the viability of San Antonio bases experts said Fraser said the suit was unrelated to Randolphs consid eration for closure I cant think of anything more he said To punish a region that might include New Braunfels that serves thousands of retirees and active Finance Director Abel Campos growth is really the only son a budget goes up You hire more teachers for one More than sixty percent of the school budget is devoted to teacher salaries and more have been hired this year nearly 40 at just under million to meet the need The CISD reported 840 more students at the beginning of this school year compared to last A million bond election for new schools is scheduled for Sept 10 as one option for dealing with the growth Campos told the school board last week that the additional cost for the new buildings would be about 05 cents on the tax rate One board mem ber speculated the cost of the bond would also be high What would it cost for staff books and supplies at the new schools said Board Member Thomas Bruce Campos said he had not figured in the variables but said additional staff would be needed One of the variables involves the furniture The last time the district built new schools furni ture was bought through money off interest rates Campos said that goal would be the same however interest rates are not as high as they were at that time Voters defeated the last bond in May of 1993 a million package for a new elementary in Startzville and ren ovations at the old Canyon Middle The CISD vote f million bond issue for construction of two intermediate schools 5th 6th one in the Canyon Lake area and one in the Smithson Valley area The old Canyon Id be convert f ed to a new intermediate school Renovations and explansions to seven cafeterias three libraries as well as mechanical and elec trical renovations at seven schools When Voting takes place on Sept 10 Early voting began Monday Aug 22 and continues through Tuesday Sept 6 must vote in their own county precincts on Sept 10 During early voting voters may cast ballots at any precinct location including CISD Central Office Bulverde Elemen tary Bill Brown Elementary Comal Elementary Mountain Valley Elementary Early voting is from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday School plus another propo sition for new maintenance facilities The million bond package this time includes two new intermediate schools 5th and 6th in the Canyon Lake and Smithson Valley areas ren ovation of old Canyon Middle for another expansions of seven cafeterias and three libraries and other mainte nance projects To say were going to start up three new schools and not spend money thats not going to Superin tendent Jerry Major told the board we going to have to have more for growth Yes The difference now is we dont have any place to put EUWD tax rate increase proposal to draw discussion Wednesday From staff reports HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Card show brings out celebrities Bruce Collie a former lineman for the San Franslsco during their Super Bowl years signs an autograph during this weekends New Braunfels Card Comic Collectors Show which benefits the Put on Your Armor Against Drugs Foundation The show will continue through today at the New Braunfels Civic Center Residents of Comal County who live in the Edwards Underground Water District will have their chance to speak out on a proposed tax increase by the EUWD A Wednesday meeting will be held at 1 in the Comal County Court house Annex Commissioners Court Room 301 The EUWD Board has proposed a 1994 tax rate of 00981 per of property valuation an increase of percent A property owner with a home would see the tax amount rise from to per year a Districts board asking for 8 hike for 9495 increase over the 1993 effective tax rate According to a EUWD statement this is the first time in seven years the EUWD has increased its tax rate The district did not collect taxes in 1993 Comal County Appraisal District figures showed taxable values for the EUWD in Comal County total more than billion That number would generate almost for the EUWD fiom county taxpayers The EUWD board will vote on the adoption of the tax rate and the 1994 95 budget in their regular meeting Sept 14 Under state law the EUWD cannot levy an annual tax of more than per S100 of valuation The EUWD was created by the Texas Legislature in 1959 Property revenues are the districts primary rev enue source The districts tax rate is set in early September each year The tax assessor ineach county served by the EUWD bills the taxes which are payable from Oct 1 in the year which they are levied The EUWD board is expected to adopt a new tax rate at their regular meeting on Sept 14 For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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