Tuesday, November 15, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY y High school basketball teams begin their season tonight See P5 TS COUNTDOWN 127 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels Herald 10 pages in one section Tuesday Nov Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of BRIAN OARZA I Vol 142 No 264 Inside Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Brian Garza Kathleen Dailey Mykel David Martinez Ingrid Barth Paris Euphina Alvaraez Jeff Cole man Cidelie Saenz 14 Diego Saenz 12 Alma Shemwell Clifton Schrader Giselle Gutierrez Neal Miller Ida Edna Berger Kathryn Cole Yondal Collins Marilyn Evans Donald Holmstrom Roland Morin Jessie Sawyer Alicia Trejo NBHS band boosters to meet tonight The New Braunfels Band Boosters will hold a meeting tonight at in the NBHS band hall One of the items up for discus sion will be fundraising opportuni ties for the club in December specifically a tamales sale throughout the month Residents can order tamales from the group by calling the band hall at 625 3800 After the boosters meeting the band banquet committee will meet Business counseling available on Tuesdays The Business counselor from UTSAs 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 Downtown Dollars to be given away again To thank the community for its business during the year the Downtown Association of New Braunfels is giving awa Downtown Dollars again this year Last year more than people registered from all over Texas and six other states The public is invited to register at any of the 40 participating busi nesses each week Registration will begin Nov 18 during Down town Discovery Days and contin ues until the last drawing on Dec 20 Four winners will be drawn each week on the Plaza beginning Tuesday Nov 29 during the Tree Lighting ceremony and festivities Winners will receive 50 or 25 Downtown Dollars Stop and register where a gold sign in displayed in the window United Way Kudos Thank you to the employees of Lacks Furniture Center Under the leadership of Milton Arnold was donated to the 1995 United Way campaign This represents 100 percent employee participa tion with an average employee gift of Unit This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Council opens door for library board Board given approval to investigate potential sites for new library By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council on Monday gave the Dittlinger Memorial Library Board per mission to investigate and evaluate potential sites for a new library In a statement before the council board presi dent Lucille Douma said though the current library building is aesthetically pleasing it does not meet the space requirements needed for the amount of people that use the library or the amount of vol umes the library has Douma said the building is half the size of what is recommended by the Texas Library Asso ciation for a city New Braunfels size The library is not a community frill it is not a charitable enterprise and it is not a Doom said It is a vital dynamic city facility whose targeted user is every citizen of New Braunfels and Comal County If our library and services can not grow with our community it is fated to become a second or third rate facility and an economic Board members did not say what buildings they would consider at Monday nights city coun Council tables contract with Miller again By TECLO Staff Writer The New Braunfels city attorney said Mon day she would advise the city council not to go into an interlock agreement with New Braunfels Utilities for the services of Doug Miller as water negotiator The city might be better served if it went into an exclusive contract with Miller City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom said Although it is not prohibited that we would enter in a contract with NBU I have just stated my preference to them that we would do that she said Cullom said she would make an exclusive municipal contract with Miller more specific than the contract NBU has with Miller The attorney said she would list the work to be per formed among other things Miller was New Braunfels water negotiator until the city chose not to renew his contract a few months after it expired earlier this year Mayor Paul Frascr has voiced his opposi tion to having Miller who attends area water meetings on behalf of Comal County and NBU as the municipalitys negotiator The interlocal agreement would not be appropriate for the city because aninteriocal contract was created for the saving of public funds between cities and counties Cullom said Im still wrestling with the issue of what exactly our relationship with NBU is quite she said I just feel obligated to tell the council this interlocal statute may not be applic Cullom said an interlocal agreement dele gates authority to NBU and should there ever be a problem with Millers services the city would have to go through NBU It could address its grievances with Miller himself The council tabled the Miller issue untiil after Cullom meets with NBU in the near future I have found NBU to be very Cullom said I have been visiting with Ms Difonzo and shes been very open and Ive talked about it with Mr Miller Miller is paid an hour in addition to expenses incurred b NBU for representation at area water meetings cil meeting however several sites have been mentioned as possible locations for the new municipal book bank The store on San Antonio St will soon be vacated by the grocery chain and some have said the building could meet the citys needs as a library An spokeswoman told the Herald Zeilung last week it would consider selling the building to the city at a reduced price if it knew the building would be a library Fraser however cautioned that funding for the new building would be tough to come by The city is not looking to spend city money he said He said the city will have to search for funding through grants donations and otherwise In other city council action It approved the expenditure of for a San Antonio College study that would show what classes the residents and businesses of New Braunfels and Comal County need the most The Off Campus Higher Education Steering Committee asked the council for what SAC said the citys part of the survey would cost Council members asked for a more detailed cost break down of the study than was provided and asked that the committee ask the county for the other since the study will encompass the two school districts in the county Fraser announced that the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees President E C Mom hinweg turned down his request that the city council be able to attend a Thursday NBU exec utive session where water issues will be deliber ated Wurstfest officials celebrate success Preliminary totals show 40 rise in paid admissions By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor Officials at the Wurstfest Association are celebrating a successful festival which ended Sunday Preliminary totals show approximately a 40 percent increase in paid admissjons from last year according to Suzanne Herbelin executive director of the Wurstfest Association Herbelin said totals from concession aires were still being totaled up Tuesday morning but it appears that about million was spent on the Wurstfest grounds alone Several other special events were also held around town Attendance this year was about she said Wednesday which was cold and rainy was the only day that attendance was lower than last year It was a very good Herbelin said The festival went very smoothly Everyone seemed to have a good time and one thing people commented on was that they saw a lot strollers this year We like that because you have to keep the HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Cleaning up after Wurstfest are Vernon George on Gene Cox Dennis Brlnkkoeter and Augustine Chavez young people coming if you are going to keep the fes tival She added that about 80 percent of the SI 5 million spent at Wurstfest went to nonprofit organizations Then they pump that back into the local economy which is a big Herbelin said Master Blaster earns a ward at annual IAAP A exposition From staff reports Competing in a field of more than 60 major new dry and wet amusement park attractions Master Blaster Uphill Water Coaster was named the Best New Product in the Park in 94 last week at the annual exposition of the International Association of Amuse ment Parks and Attractions IAAPA in Miami Fla The ride also won the Golden Wave Award for Best New Attraction in lAAPAs waterpark competition for the first uphill water coaster which opened last May at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New Braunfels Water Ride Concepts the New Braunfelsbased firm which created the ride was recently awarded the World Waterpark Association Indus try Innovation Award for developing the new technology Master Blaster Uphill Water Coast ers are distributed by New Braunfels General Store International Biwater Leisure and Whitewater West Indus tries Ltd Share the Warmth Jeff Thomson general manager of administration and finance at New Braunfels Utilities and Paula PIFonio general manager of NBU and David White manager of Landa Cleaners are all partici pating In the Share the Warmth program where several participat ing business collect coats for local needy families during the cold weather season HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Lightning Metal Specialities to make home in New Braunfels From staff reports City County and Chamber officials jointly announced that Lightning Met al Specialties a thirtyyearold1 manufacturing firm with headquarters in Elk Grove Village Illinois will expand next year to New Braunfels LMS plans to start construction on an initial sq ft facility andadd 40 jobs by the second quarter of said Bill Cone Chair of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Industrial Committee LMS manufactures high quality sheet metal stampings prototypes and dies for the computer electronics and telecommunications industries LMS was started in 1965 by Ron Arder Sr and Hans Dotzler and operated in a sq ft facility with 200 employees in the Chicago area The company is well positioned in the computer industry manufacturing products which are shipped throughout the world The New Braunfels expan sion will take several stages with an eventual sq ft facility and 100 new Cone said LMS is currently interested in prop erty behind the Texas Jacobson Plant which is in an existing city reinvest ment zone The citys planning and zoning com mission approved a replatting request on Nov 1 and city counpil members on yesterday and amended the existing reinvestment zone ordinance on the property to allow for a tax abatement agreement The manufacturing which LMS pro vides at present consists of chassis decorative covers bracketry ground ing springs shielding and EMIFRJ contacts The capabilities of LMS include laser cutting high volume stamping with 90440 ton presses shearing forming tapping spot welding jig welding and high volume assembly For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846

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