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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDA 50 CENTS 190 DAYS New Braunfels SesquteentenhlBl March New Braunfels Herald 10 pages in one section B Tuesday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of KIM PILMORE I Vol 142 No 218 Inside Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following rirthday wishes to Kim Pflmore Diane Pepln Marie Baker Edith Courtney Florence Grif ta Billy Jackson Shirley Janke lames Kilkenny Amada Saenz 1 Russell Scott EUvira Vargas Sdgar Westbrook Eluis Angel Torres Rosemary Leal Keith Klabunde Robert Keoghan Andrea Luna Brittany Rose Feltner 4 Nowotny reunion set for Sept 18 The Nowotny reunion will be held at Fischers Hall at Fischers Store on Sept 18 from 11 to 5 Those wishing to attend are asked to bring a main dish and a vegetable salad or dessert along with serving utensils Plates cups tableware iced tea and coffee will be Airaithed w For more information write or call Doug Nowotny 8206 Pil grims Place Austin Texas 78759 phone New Braunfels to meet Wednesday The New Braunfels Business Professional Womens Club will meet on Wednesday Sept 14 at the New Braunfels Holiday Inn at pan Dinner will be served at 7 followed by a program presented by Dr Michael Quadlander Chi ropractor entitled The Working Woman and Her For more information contact Elaine Wells at 6252947 or Ruby Bading at 6257511 Heart of Texas cooking school set On Oct 8 at The Heart of Texas Cooking School will be presented at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa St in New Braunfels Presented by cooking instruc tors Lenny Angel and Joan Lyons of San Antonio this humorous and lastpaced show will send you back to your kitchen with some new ideas and enthusiasm some new recipes presentation tricks and update you on new trends Door prizes will also be awarded Tickets will cost and my be purchased at the Senior Citizens Center or the Comal County Extension Office This class is sponsored by Pioneer Flour Mills Bolners Fiesta Spices Chantal Cookware The Senior Citizens Center and the Texas Agricultural Extension Service 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 fitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint CISD board proposes fax rate adoption By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal Independent School Board members voted to place a proposal to adopt a tax rate on the agenda of a future meeting Monday night The CISD board voted 51 Thomas Bruce against Douglas Kirk absent to propose a tax rate the same amount as the last three years said Superintendent Jerry Major One measure we are judged by is how much were spending per he said This is actually less than the effective tax Major said they factored the budget on enroll Proposed tax rate same as last three years ment projections of but the district is now close to in student population He said spending per student is actually less than the pro jection A tax rate hearing will be held Sept at Bill Brown Elementary The tax rate will be officially adopted in a meeting Sept at the CISD Central Office The board also canvassed votes from the million bond election to build new schools in the district which passed to Dr Major said the district will begin the process of hiring architects and forming committees to choose sites for the two new intermediate schools one in the Canyon Lake area and another in the Smithspn Valley area Another intermediate school is planned on the site of the old Canyon Middle School By December we should be zeroed in on he said planning on all these being through by the Fall of Dr Major said he would seek input from resi dents parents anyone who wanted to be involved with the district to look at both sites and design of the schools Don Westerman senior vicepresident of Southwest Securities in San Antonio recom mended the district sell million worth of bonds currently so that money can be obtained before the end of the year He said school bonds were not being sold at the moment due to Supreme Court hearings regard ing Senate Bill 7 the school finance bill Westerman also mentioned that interest rates had gone up four times this year The board will hear information regarding timetables for investments at its next meeting New city attorney doesnt have to be bilingual Council members agree not to require special language skills By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Council decided Tuesday ttiat tKe attorney does not have to be bilingual and it unanimously approved a resolu tion to begin residential curbside recy cling In a workshop to formulate requests for proposals for a new city attorney council members agreed not to require candidates to have a working knowl edge of Spanish The city attorney is basically deal ing with the city council and the city said Council Member Brenda Freeman Its not a person dealing with the general public and since it has not been a problem in the past I dont see any reason to elevate that above the most important requirements which are the persons background and legal knowl Ambrosio Butch Benitez the councils only Hispanic member agreed with Freeman He said speaking Spanish should be a bigger considera tion for council members than the city attorney The council also decided to keep the attorneys position a parttime one primarily to keep costs down Jan Kennady led the charge by say ing making the position a fulltime one could end up being a boondoggle for the city as the fulltime attorney could demand a staff and other expenses she said The way we have done it here before has been very she said I dont think you have to fix something if it s not Mayor Paul Fraser said he did not know at this time how much the new city attorney would get paid although current municipal Barry Moore earns a base of for no more than a month and for every hour he goes beyond that By comparison San Marcos has a fulltime attorney earning annually The councils approval of the New Braunfels Recycling Committee desire to bring curbside recycling to the city culminates a years work for the group Citizens can expect to begin recy cling by the end of the year although BrowningFerris Industries has until Jan 2 to begin service New Braunfels residents will pay more amonthtoNew Braunfels Utilities to be able to recycle alu minum tin or steel cans news print glass brown green and clear and cer tain plastics Strange coincidence HeraHZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Sisters Leticla Pulldo left holds her newborn son Alejandro and Rosa Hill right hold her newborn daughter Victoria The children were bom within an hour and a half of each other at McKenna Memorial Hospital on Aug 25 Growing numbers With number of stray animals in New Braunfels growing city animal control call responses must be prioritized By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer With the growth in population New Braunfels has experienced the last decade comes the increasing number of stray animals wandering city streets What can be frustrating to many residents is that New Braunfels Animal Control must prioritize its responses to calls Police Sgt John Mac McEach ern who presides over the Animal Control program said animals report ed as wandering in the streets would get picked up immediately But he said many of the calls received are for animals mat are owned or on someones property It upsets me because I hate to see them ani mals starve to Renee Green The thing is in most cases these animals are owned she said We dont feel obliged in most cases to get rid of peoples However McEachem said animal control usually has not experience problems in rounding up animals The Humane Society handles most of the administrative duties involved within the animal control divisioa Once citizen who has is Renee Green She said she called animal control to get a female cat and her litter picked up because she said they were strays starving and attacking her cat Green was told she would have to pay to get a trap from them and trap the cats herself Animal control would then come and pick up the cats Green said she did not understand why she had to pay for the trap and capture the animal herself It upsets me that these animals are out she said It upsets me because I hate to see them animals starve to McEachem said his office is more than happyto take animals off people hands but in some instances will not chase down a cat and crawl under someones Annual river clean up on tap Saturday By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer One of the biggest river cleanups in the state takes place Saturday along the Guadalupe River as Friends For Rivers holds their annual River Clean Up The fouryearold event begins Sat urday at and lasts all day Organizers are expecting between 700 and people to help pick up trash both in and along the river from Farm Bend Park The river is so low right now we are trying to get in there on that bot tom said David Davenport president of the orgainization Our emphasis is to work the Davenport said they would work through rain showers unless it rains it totally out or as long as there is not People need to register before 9 Saturday at four locations along the river Whitewater Sports Rio Rafts Rockin R or the Gatehouse information booth on River Road We need to emphasize for people to sign in so we can get release forms he said People who sign in and are offi cial participants will receive a tshirt and can participate in the supper fol lowing the cleanup until dark at Cypress Bend Park Many clubs and organizations are expected to participate in the cleanup including Boy Scouts Girl Scouts various school clubs canoe clubs and several diving clubs said Davenport who also encouraged any individual to help out If they dont have the equipment we can help provide them with he said Several state officials will attend Governor Ann Richards will not but did declare Sept 17 as Guadalupe River Day and applauded the efforts of the Friends For Rivers Cleanup Burning ban lifted after rains drench Comal County area By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer With heavy rainfall finally spreading through most of Comal County the county fire marshal told Commission ers Court there would be no present need for continuing the outdoor burn ing baa I recommend we go ahead and lift the said Fire Marshal Milton Willmann last week We can put it back in if we need The court last week limited the ban to only western and northern portions of the county Willmann said signifi cant rainfall however has diminished the need for a ban He did say persons need to alert fire officials before burning large piles of debris He said citizens are still pro hibited from burning piles of garbage In other action the court approved a tax abatement with American Direct Inc a telemarketing firm with plans for an complex at the inter section of Goodwin Lane and Farmto Market Road 306 This abatement is the same as the citys said County Judge Carter Casteel The abatement would extend over a tenyear period with a 90percent break the fust four years 75 percent for the next three and 30 percent the final three HeiaHZeiUng photo by TECLO J GARCIA September is United Way month Members of the Comal County United Way were on hand Monday night to accept an official proclamation from New Braunfels Mayor Paul The mayor proclaimed September as United Way month In the city For advertising or subscription j If   

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