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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY New Braunfels spikers win showdown with Cany rc EST E YAM DELL DR ELPASQ TX 79903 rrs COUNTDOWN 175 DAYS New Braunfels Herald 18 pages in two sections Wednesday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ars Home of GAYNA WOMMACK Vol 142 No 229 Inside Sports 8A Arts River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stainmtiscli Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Wallie Schneider Connie Martinez Danielle On Robert Atkinson Joan Bentley Ross Emery Paul Lee Robert Long Clement Machacek Emma Ozuna Eugenia Proske Venceslao Salazar A J Lazerine Ray mond Sultemeier Conservation Society to host meeting The September meeting of the New Braunfels Conservation Society will be held Thursday Sept 29 at the Forke Store at The meeting will include an ice cream social and election of offi cers The public is invited to attend A yard sale will be held Satur day Oct 1 from 9 until 4 at the Wagenfuehr Property 521 San Antonio St This sale is to benefit the New Braunfels Conservation Society Childrens Shelter in need off pantry foods The Childrens Shelter is in need of pantry foods such as canned soups vegetables fruits and juices dry items of macaroni spaghetti noodles jello rice and assorted baby foods Individuals or organizations wishing to make food donations are welcome at the shelter 2797 IH35 West Monday to Friday from 8 to 5 or call 629 0659 HOSTS needs tutors Be a special friend to a child Only one hour of your week will help two children learn to read and do math The NBISD Help One Student To Succeed program makes a dif ference one student at a time Call 6207533 Correction In the Friday Sept 23 story headlined Library board discuss es move to it was incor rectly stated that the asking price for the Plaza Bank building was more than the appraised value of the building Officials from Fuller MacFar lan Real Estate Services in San Antonio refused to give the list price of the building in an earlier interview with the Herald Zeitung However they have since said that the building is priced at which is less that the appraised value of the building The HeraldZettung strives to publish accurate information and we regret the error Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites as readers to submit items to Slammlisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Slammtisch represents a sit ting 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 Twocar accident A twocar accident took piece it the of 135 and Schwab Road on overpass at approximately Joe Wiggins top photo looking at his elbow suffered minor injuries In the accident but was checked by paramedics with New Braunfels EMS Wiggins was driving a white Ford ThunderWrd while the other car Involved was a 1990 Chevy Cavalier New Braunfels Rre and EMS as well as Scherte Fire and EMS offllcals responded to the accident ItjemlctZfiltyng photo Kahlig asked to step down at Bluebonnet Reports indicate Clarence Kahlig is now supervising daily operations By TECLO Staff Writer Sources close to Bluebonnet Motors said Tuesday that Gary Kahlig gener al manager and 25 percent owner of the car dealership was fired and his brother Clearance Kahlig has taken over day to day operations Apparantly Clearcncc who owns North Park LincolnMercury and has interests in other auto dealerships in San Antonio asked Gary to step down Monday Although many of his employees said that he would be repalced for weeks now This despite what he told the Her aldZeitung last Thursday Gary said he had heard the rumors about being replaced but in fact it was he that had an offer to buy Clarences share of Bluebonnet Witnesses speaking under the condition of anonymity say that belongings were removed from BluebonnctV downtown loca tion Monday night Calls to Clarence at Bluebonnet Motors were not returned Last week Gary laid off about 20 Bluebonnet employees because he said business was slower than normal Gary Kahlig filed a lawsuit against New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser alleging election fraud and irregulari ties Gary Kahlig SAC classes in city could start in January Mayor Fraser asks chief appraiser to consider reappraisal of Cemex By TECLO Staff Writer New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser asked the citys chief appraiser to con sider reappraising the former Lafarge Balcones Cement Plant since its sale to Cementos Mexico for mil lion three weeks ago In a letter to Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers Fraser said city was interest ed in a reappraisal because a non annexation agreement between the city and the surrounding quarries to end in early 1995 It obvious therefore that the Cemex Balcones Plant should be considered for reappraisal as soon as Fraser stated in the letter Certainly one would think the Comal County Commissioners and the Comal Inde pendent School District would be desirous of such a reappraisal since it could mean a significant addition to the tax collections rather than as the prop erty is currently appraised on the tax Broken up into Sunbelt Cement and Sunbelt Asphalt Rodgers said the property is valued at just under million The property and plant are located on Wald Road just southwest of the city The sale to Cemex included four other storage and distribution stations in Texas Rodgers said his office reevaluates properties every year He said the value of the property sometimes depends on the market the company is in All data including what information we can confirm concerning the recent sale will be taken into said Rodgers He said the city has hired a contrac tor to appraise the site because the contractor only handles industrial appraisals and might do a more thor ough evaluation of the property We are now in the process of mak ing our appraisals for January he said Capital Appraisal will go out there sometime between now and the end of the Should the reappraisal heighten the value of the property it would prove to be a financial boost to Comal Inde pendent School District Yes it will impart it but how much is hard to said CISD Finance Director Abel Campos The impact might not be as significant as you might Campos did say however that the Sunbelt property is one of CISDs top tax payers and that he did not anticipate any huge adjustments one way or another ByTECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer San Antonio College officials said Tuesday at the inaugural OffCampus Education Steering Committee meet ing they want to start offering classes in New Braunfels beginning in Janu ary The committee must first form some objectives and goals for higher educa tion in New Braunfels said Ruben Torres SAC Dean of Adult and Con tinuing Education He told the committee that SAC will offer classes in the Spring but it must conduct a needs assessment sur vey and submit it to SAC I envision this process taking less than three months if resources are made available to use here at New Torres said The survey results should tell SAC what classes New Braunfels needs Torres said that SAC is working with Kerrville in a similar program SAC President Ruth BurgosSasser said with the objectives put fourth only success can follow She said offering classes to New Braunfels is part of SACs overall educational mis sion We have to provide for the life long eduCattoTialTleeasTorthe conk she said Our community is not just San Antonio and Bexar County but also the surrounding areas and this is an opportunity for us to fulfill our Burgos Sasscer said she was delight ed that New Braunfels officials alerted SAC of the need for higher education SAC officials also expressed interest in working with local schools and their community education programs Torres said one of the most impor tant findings in the survey should be the needs of local employers Michael Meek New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce vice president said he feels in order for the education venture to work there must be a coordinated effort in the community He said the chamber is looking more toward continuing education and train ing programs We are more interested in the short term getting these kids that dont go to college Meek said Paul Ristau was named committee chairman by New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser Ristau was the only person who asked for the post The committee will next meet with SAC staff on Oct 6 CISD residents call for Kirks resignation By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Several residents approached the microphone and asked for the resig nation of board member Douglas Kirk at the Comal Indpendent School Dis trict meeting Monday night Angered by articles Kirk had written in opposition to the recently passed bond to build new schools some res idents and parents said they objected to the information he used in the arti cles He insulted the parents teachers and children of this said one parent Vicki Jones who called some of Kirks statements Kirk defended what he said was his right to offer his opinion If 1 resigned because people dis agreed with my point of view I would not be able to sleep at he told the audience do have a right and responsibility to express my Mary Clark one of the owners of the Startzville Dairy Queen said an article written by Kirk that appeared in the Hill Country Trader was said to be sponsored by various businesses including hers She said she had contacted corporate headquarters on the issue Bill Nitschke publisher of the paper apologized for the misunderstanding j and said he wanted both sides repre sented Kirk told Clark he regretted the mis take but had nothing to do with it and said he would help in any way he could to clear the matter with the cor porate headquarters HeraldZeilung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Brush fire at Canyon Lake claims 15 acres Members of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department water down several hot spots at a brush fire located off Purgatory Road near Eden Ridge Drive yesterday at approximately Tha fire claimed nearly 15 acres of land officials said The fire Involved sev eral area fire departments Including Canyon Lake New Braunfels Spring Branch and Bracken fire departments Bill Brown water woes nearing end By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal Independent School District officials say the water problems at Bill Brown Elementary may soon be cor rected Roy Linnartz maintenance direc tor for the district said the company that originally did the construction work on the water systems Spaw Glass had agreed to replace the septic field and help with the pipe repairs Within 10 days we should get the project wrapped up We have one more round of tests to do Linnartz said of the septic field Linnartz added that pipes in the kitchen area would have to be replaced once tests are completed The district closed the pipes and the students have been drinking bottied water after traces of lead were dis covered For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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