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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY 411 three Comal County high school football toams at home tonight 50 CENTS COUNIUUWNi 180 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennlal 1 March New Braunfels Herald 18 pages in two sections Friday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 142 years II Home of KAREN WARD Vol 142 No 226 Inside Texas Church 7A Sports 9A River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Staivuntisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeKung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to James R Spike Reeves Karen Ward Angle Velez Gayna Wommack Robby Kneuper Mike Taylor Stacy Mitchan Sweet 16 Sat Autumn Jo Fishbeck Charles Priestly William S Nabors Joe Forte Alpha Ben nett Roland Boenig Thomas Brown Dolly Goll Jaynfe Lori mor Dorothy Wegner Richard Zuzek Single ticket wins million Jackpot AUSTIN AP One ticket sold in Houston matched all six numbers in Wednesday nights Lotto Texas drawing That makes its holder the largest single winner since the game began nearly two years ago Lottery officials today said the No one had claimed it by late morning Winning tickets are valid for 1 80 days after the draw ing The numbers picked at random from a field of 50 were 7 10 16 The previous record for a single winner was million paid to Houston bus driver Wanda Wil son who won the Feb 23 draw ing Lottery spokesman Steve Levine said the latest winning ticket was purchased at a conve nience store in Houston which receives a 1 bonus for the sale In addition to the jackpot win ner there were 301 tickets sold with five of the six numbers with each ticket worth There were tickets with four of six numbers with each winning And there were tick ets sold with three of six numbers with each worth an automatic Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Saturday nights game will be million Historical marker to be erected at Spechts Crossing A Texas Historical Marker will be dedicated at Spects Crossing of the Guadalupe River near Spring Branch on Sunday Sept 25 at The public is invited to attend Senior Center dance The Comal County Senior Citi zens Center will have a dance on Sunday Sept 25 from 3 to 6 featuring the Gruene Cross ing Band Admission is BYOB Sttunmtiscfa The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites Us readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members tf 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 snare with us This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint library board discussing move to Plaza By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser announced Tuesday the city is discussing the possibility of converting the former Plaza Bank building into a new city library He said the Dittlinger Memorial Library Board met last week to consider the possibility of pur chasing the building and land to house the library The thinking is that anchoring that comer of Main Plaza with the city library would have a most positive effect on the business in the down town area and would be a more central drawing point for patrons to use the library Fraser said Preliminary discussions also have a fivelevel parking garage being built extending the size of the building Two of the parking levels would be under ground with the top of the three above ground lev els dedicated to library space extending from the present building Dittlinger Library Director Vickie Hocker said she needs more space for books and other services she cannot offer residents such as quiet areas and word processors She cautioned however the board was just in a talking Were always looking for an opportunity that presents itself to better serve the Hocker said Community Development Director Penelope Church said those involved with neighborhood or downtown realize that locating a library in the cen ter of town would be a good idea The library is becoming a valuable contribu tor to the development of a Church said She said a visible library could contribute to downtown tourism as well as benefit city resi dents Purchasing the old Plaza bank building to house the new library could cost the City of New Braun fels more than the million value the city appraisers office has put on the facility Mayor Paul Fraser said Tuesday the city is considering moving the library to the downtown building but that talks were just in their infancy City Manager Mike Shands said it was too early in the discussions to know how much the project would cost The city appraisers office lists the building and land worth The real estate agent selling the property said however the actual selling price is a considerable amount more than the appraised value The agent Terry Warth did not say what the sale price of land and building was San Marcos which built a new library for million moved into its new building last January Like New Braunfels its old library was located in a residential section of town San Marcos Library Director Stephanie Lan genkamp said she enjoys having more room to serve residents but what she likes most is the location of the library on Hopkins one of the citys most prominent thoroughfares We moved from a hidden location to a very important location That has been a real positive in regard to peoples consciousness of library Langenkamp said Many people say oh lets put it in a quiet part of but thats a big City Councilwoman Jan Kennady said having the library downtown would be a great opportu nity for the city to move its book bank into a larger location I think it is something the people of New Braunfels deserve and I think they will back she said Getting behind the proposal can only be mea sured now in phone calls and letters to local council people since the issue of a new library is in the lower echelons of the decision making process After consideration by the library board and if passed the proposal could find its way to the city council where it could vote on the matter New Braunfels Coffee owner June Torkelson said she thought it would be a good idea to relo cate the library on the I think anything to encourage downtown foot traffic would be she said The coffee shop is located on the same corner of the square with the Schmitz Hotel and the building The hotel is scheduled to be developed into a retail and residential venture by a local cr Slow August leads to staff layoffs at Bluebonnet Motors Chillin at the rodeo By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Stung by an unusually slow August Bluebonnet Motors has laid off about i rinTr ti nil yanijtt 20 employees in the past two laid off about 20 to 22 employees management as well as sales and service body shop all depart ments We still employ about 130 peo said Gary Kahlig coowner of Bluebonnet Motors Business slowed in August slower than normal August is usually a pretty robust month for Kahlig said he built up inventory planning to sell about 500 cars in August but only 325 to 350 were sold The dealer must pay interest to Ford Motor Credit on its inventory so the cost of carrying 150 extra cars gets expensive he said That money adds up quickly so we have to react he said Kahlig said he sees the problem as temporary and hopes to start rehiring laid off employees soon He said he does not anticipate any more layoffs Were pretty much cut to the he said The good news for customers is that when we have extra inventory we give a little bit better Kahlig said He also said only one layoff came bonnet Motors customer satisfaction index is at highest point in eight years He added that the company still has a payroll of about a month Kahlig has also filed a complaint with Federal Communications Com mission against a San Antonio televi sion station and he plans to argue his case in Washington Oct 5 Kahlig alleges he paid the station for advertising but many of the commercials were never run Kahlig an unsuccessful candidate for New Braunfels City Council in May has also filed a lawsuit against Mayor Paul Fraser alleging irregular ities in the election Kahlig said he has heard a rumor that he is considering selling out to his brother Clarence who owns a Lin colnMercury dealership in San Anto nio But in fact Kahlig said he has an offer on the table to buy out his broth ers share of Bluebonnet Motors HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Trying to stay warm at the Comal County Fairs CPRA Rodeo last night were from left Jessica Caroline and Megan Abel The three bundled themselves and their dog while watching the rodeo A cold front dropped temperatures to the lower 50s last night as the first day of fall was ushered In with the areas first cool spell Exhibits shows help make county fair appealing for participation for all ages By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Everybody knows about the carnival at the Comal County Fair with its twisting stom achturning rides and the game stands that accompany them And there is the rodeo and the food booths selling everything from sausage to burgers But what would a county fair or any fair for that matter be without the exhibits the handmade home grown items and animals that no doubt helped fuel the beginning of fairs everywhere One might think the canning and preserves portion of the competition might be dominated by older women with years of fair competi tion experience Not necessarily so Wesley Blackman age 12 of Bulverde entered the Fair and won a fust place with his own edition of Sked FRIDAY EVENTS Judging Breeding Sheep and Goats 3 Market Lambs Jr Show 4 Music High School Bands 1 Clay Blaker 8 mid night Rodeo SATURDAY EVENTS Chili CookOff 9 2 Judging Various livestock Music Chuck and Bill 1 5 Cloggin on the Comal 56 County Line 9 1 Childrens Games Rodeo 3 6 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The 1994 Comal County Fair Rodeo Queen and her court were pre sented last night at the CPRA Rodeo From left Courtnee Hohensee Princess Cobb Queen Crystalyn Wishard Duchess crabapplejam I always done mainly grape but never crabapple My grandmother had a lot of crabapple from her tree so 1 just got them and made it 1 dont know if Ill do it he said Blackman raises bees and entered some honey but did not fare as well He did pick up a thirdplace ribbon in deer jerky which he made from an eightpoint buck he shot My grandfather makes his so hot you have to have a glass of water he said Arts and crafts are also in abun dance with various handiwork dis played Pat Jones won a firstplace for her detailed quilt of humming birds and flowers She said it took her 10 months to complete The livestock barn will be loaded this weekend with everything from chickens to hogs There is even an emu an animal from Australia that looks like a small version of an ostrich exhibited by Larry and Wayne Schuetz of Dutch mans Emu Farm Exhibits in the halls and barns will be open throughout the rest of the fair beginning at noon Friday and running all day Saturday and Sun day The 101st county fair continues through Sunday with a wide variety of events still to come Two new posts approved by commissioners By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners approved the hiring of the first two of six new employees funded through the new county budget The court approved the hiring of a new purchasing assistant and autho rized the job description for an envi ronmental health secretary to be hired in the next few months The court also authorized addition al hours for the veterans services offi cer Gus Caldwell He had been working from 8 until noon each day under a 20hour work week but said he remained another two hours each day because of demand Caldwell will now be paid and stay two extra hours each day until around 2 except Friday 1 told the court and veterans we would authorize the hours until a time where there was a need for hours to be said Judge Carter Casteel who said she promised the veterans the hours would be increased when this was M
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