Friday, November 11, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Smithson Valley enters playoffs for first time against Clemens See COUNTDOWN 131 DAYS HrJ New Braunfels Semicentennial March New Braunfels Herald 8 pages In two sections Friday Nov Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of PETER CORDOVA I Vol 142 No 262 Inside 3A Veterans Day Sports 10A Stammlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braurtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Peter Cordo va Etta Mae Blankenship Audrey Agulrre Nicholas Min er Jennifer Hill Gayle Offerman Leslie Ann Gonzales Julie Cockerham Joseph Ernest Garza Dorothy Peters Twyla Schroeder Tina Gonzalez Russell Lackey John W Bormann Donald A John Kenneth Patten Charles Czarny Adeline George Dorothy Fetters Albino Guerrero III Happy Anniversary to Claro Pola Garcia Sr 50 Ducks Unlimited tickets still available Tickets are still available for the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimiteds annual fundraiser banquet set for Nov 15 at the Knights of Columbus hall During the banquet will be an silent auction a raffle and will be ijiyestilaway Also a fullcourse steak dinner will be served with refreshments According to chapter president JiW Cpbk something veryspe cial is also set to take place To obtain tickets call Mark H Brown at 6204668 Canyon FFA meeting set for Monday Canyon High School Future Farmers of America members will Ihold their regular meeting Mon day Nov 14 at in the school commons Registration for all shows will take place at the meeting Deer hunters photos The HerladZettung will be tak ing photos of deer hunters and their prizes Saturday morning beginning at 8 in front of the HeraldZeitung office 707 Landa St Photos can also be made through the week For more infor mation call Michael Da all at Business counseling available on Tuesdays The Business counselor from vUTSAs School of Business is in the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering starting a business Topics cover financing person nel business planning taxes expansion and many others The service is free and confidential Appointments may be made by calling 6252385 United Way kudos We salute the employees and corporation of Chevy Now Under the lead ership of pon United Wtoy Maxwell they have raised for the 1995 United Way campaign with 100 percent employee participation The average gilt was which represents a 61 percent increase over last years efforts This newspaper is prints gi recycled newsprint Car meets building HeraktZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A corner of a wall at the Pit Stop was left crumbled and the car which hit It left also suffered dam age yesterday when a Waco man Inadvertently ran Into the wall with his car Waco man slams car into convenience store By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Lloyd Rushing is proof positive that air bags work However after the Waco man ran his car into Pit Stop at Highway 46 and Interstate 35 Thursday and his air bag did not activate until after he hit the steering wheel Rushing had this observation My stomach protected me more because my stomach hit fi Rushing said his stomach acted as a cushion the rest of his bodyand the steering wheel filling his car up with gas Rushing decided to dri ve the car closer to the store to pick up his wife who was inside the store paying for the fuel Apparently Rushing lost his bearings for just a second and may have pushed on the accelerator pedal rather than the brake police said His car rammed into the cor ner of the store and caused some damage to a wall a pay telephone and some water lines underneath the wall After I hit the wall then the air bag came said Rushing It did not stop me from hitting the steering The Army veteran was on his way back to Waco from San Antonio after receiving treatment at a local hospital Rushing who was not seriously injured was treated by paramedics at the scene and released sounded like a bomb had gone off One attendant who is eight months pregnant said the accident almost frightened her into having the baby New Braunfels Police EMS and Fire Department responded to the call No one inside the building was hurt The amount of damage caused by the crash was not known by press time as police reports were not complete Commissioners okay WORD rule changes By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Input sought for planning new Canyon Lake park By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Comal County Parks and Recre ation Committee is looking for help concerning a proposed park at Canyon Lake County Engineer Tom Homseth said the county is seeking any input a recreational group may have about the park He said the county would put out proposals to various groups intcrescd in not only using but helping to main tain the park We want to know what will they need what will they provide during the operation of the park once its con said Hornscth He said the county would ask for a formal commitment and require lia bility requirements from any group The committee would also have dis cretion in choosing any organization The county is seeking matching grants from the Texas Parks and Wildlife department for the park If we have cooperative arrange ments with other groups we get more points on the grant said Hornseth The county hopes to have their infor mation complete by Jan The County Commissioners Court approved recommended changes in the Water Oriented Recreation Dis trict rules Thursday changes that could cause some anger among river outfit ters Some of the notable changes involve specifically naming water recreational items such as tubes and canoes and the percent caps for their tax rate The list includes 17 items from bed and break places to recreation pack ages most of the items could be up five percent taxes on tubes vouid have a 10 percent cap where it is currently five That means the tax rate could go up to that 10 percent ceiling at some point You put it cap up there it tax rate will get there said Paul Rich of Mountain Breeze Camp ground and a WORD board member I think it would cause animosity among the sec other viable Guy Anderson president of the WORD board said the intention is to among the various tax able entities By breaking down various entities the tax can be shifted Where now there ia one rate for thing He said those who use the lake such as storing boats in marinas pay a high er portion of taxes because their rent is higher Those who use tubes general ly pay less but cause more litter and the need for more law enforcement and thus create a larger portion of the expense Anderson said a five percent rate on a fivedollar tube would gen erate only 25 cents It costs 28 cents for every WORD litter bag distrib uted That item is not generating enough said Anderson It proba bly still doesnt cover it but it gets it to a level to suffice more law enforce Rich said money should be spent to guarantee water release rates which in turn could generate more business and offset a need for a tax increase Charg ing a flat fee was also suggested by Commissioner Neil Craigmilc Although Anderson said he did not oppose a flat fee he said a fluctuating dollar would cause repeated requests for a change Anderson said the intent was not to cause confusion by taxing items sepa rately Package deals are included in the list whereby one tax can be charged for packages including one or more of the separate items While the intent may be to shift some of the tax burden from lake users the new changes do include an expan sion of boat rentals to include dry stor age as well as boat slips Commis sioner Craigmile opposed this deci sion stating that someone may use the boat somewhere else but store it at the lake I dont think that has a place said Craigmile the only one who vot ed against the changes def initely getting into more government that is not If youre going to put it at dry stor age youre more than likely going to use it on the said Holly Oilman a lawyer representing WORD Recommendations arc forwarded to Representative Edmund Kuempcl and Senator Jeff Wcntworth for review i the changes for tax t approved by the in January a HSeanngwould then have to be set locally for any proposed change in the actual tax rate on any one item It is still unclear whether any tax rate change could be set or implemented before next summer I think we should let the WORD board work with the folks out there at the lake on how to do said Judge Carter Castccl Other changes include charging Class B misdemeanors to those previ ously convicted of violating WORD ordinances which is a Class C misde meanor WORD would also not be allowed to collect taxes on places such as bed and breakfasts businesses that lie within New Braunfels1 extraterri torial jurisdiction where a hotelmotel tax is already collected San Antonio pollution may cost New Braunfels county By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer While people who live in New Braunfels and Comal County depend on San Antonio for essentials such as employment shopping and entertainment many area residents live here to keep away from the nations tenth largest citys problems Driveby shootings and sub par schools are things people could escape from by mov ing to New Braunfels Polluted air however might be something that people can not dri ve away from Because New Braunfels is part of the San Antonio metropolitan area the city is subject to the same penalties levied on San Antonio by the Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Commission for polluting the if the air is clean here said a TNRCC spokesman If San Antonio exceeds the federal ozone standards and achieves non attainment status the metro area could ultimately lose federal highway funds That is a long way off but it could be an said TRNCC Spokesman Terry Hartley The consequences could be the same for both A TRNCC news release said The San Antonio metro area has one airshed and one ecojaomy their combined economic and envi ronmental health depends on each other A comprehensive community strategy is need ed to control ozone levels so the area can continue to meet the Environmental Protection Agency Non attainment is defined as an area that has not met the National Ambient Air Qual ity Standard for ground level ozone parts per million It was established by the EPA The standard marks the level above which ozone concentrations become a threat to human health San Antonio last crossed over into non attainment on Sept 21 when ozone readings reached the highest since 1988 The eight county area surrounding Houston has been designated a non attainment area It has some of the most severe ozone pollu tion in the country according to the TRNCC Vehicles there must go through rigorous emissions inspections community develop ment is hampered by a restriction on what new industry can relocate to the area and vapor recovery systems have been installed on gas pumps all in order to reduce pollution Because San Antonio does not have near the industrial base Houston does this areas air pollution comes mostly from vehicle use Four readings of or higher over three years would inject San Antonio in the non attainment realm along with El Paso Hous ton Dallas and Beaumont More music more fun HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tim and Joan Patrick Bearden of New Braunfels watch the local bands perform during the seventh day of the 34th annual Wurstfest celebration being held through Sunday at the Wurstfest grounds in Landa Park The Beardens were enjoying the sounds of German folk music while trying to stay warm as cold temperatures failed to keep away Wurstfest visitors Wurstfest will continue through Sunday with more German music food and fun For more information contact the Wurstfest office at 6259167 Remember those who have served our country today Veterans Day