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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDA AllDistrict 284A Football Team released by district coaches 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 104 DAYS NswBratmtete Sesquteentennlal March New Braunfels HeraldZeititi 410 MO 16 jo 1 CJO PASO TX 79903 12 pages in one section Thursday Dec County for more than 142 years Home of DENNIS W1LUAMS IVol 142 No 281 Inside Class of the The Stanuntisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Elsie Paradez Hector Mary Lou Molina 21 Dennis Williams Brittany Williams Barbara Tuch Annie Buch Joan Davis Calvin King Rosa Maria Fey Donations to HZ Cheer Fund continue Area citizens have begun to submit donations to the Herold Zettungs annual Cheer Fund campaign which provides food to needy local families for the Christmas holidays Anyone wishing to donate can doiso in person by coming by the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa or call Cheer Fund Director Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 Volunteers for food delivery are needed Avery said Anyone wishing to sign up for delivery doso by calling Avery Todays donations include Glenn Ruth Johnson Stanley Viola Mary Billingsley Gretchen Ryals Fonda Wetsel Rita Radosevich Benedict Mary Grah Brever Dream A Lit tle Dream Fund Womens shelter to benefit from event A special benefit for the Comal County Womens Shelter will be held Dec 20 from 8 to 12 at Garys Landa Sta tion on Landa St A special jam night will be hosted by The Stingrays which will include several other local musical performers Cost of admission will be one can of food An auction will be held during the evening with proceeds going to the womens shelter Harvest from the Heart on tap Dec 23 Molly Joes will be host to a community meal Harvest from the on Dec 23 at the New Braunfels Civic Center Some people are expected to be served said Robert Konkel of Molly Joes Catering Volunteers are needed to help set up the meal on Dec 23 The winning numbers Lotto This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint BloymratforUteBililioM1 I SAC to host registration Saturday By TECLO Staff Writer New Braunfels area residents will have a chance to do something San Antonio residents have had the oppor tunity to do for ability to register for college level classes with out driving for San Antonio College will conduct registration for the spring semester at the Comal Independent School Dis offices from 91 Saturday I would say here is your chance to do something you wanted to do but to scared to do Ray Lewis a SAC representative said Its a winwin situation especially for those who work during the day This is a chance to go to school right here in the The college will offer 11 classes at three different Comal County sites in its first full venture into the area SAC will have several staff mem bers at the registration session to help potential students including financial aid and counseling personnel Lewis recommends that students arrive as early as possible for the reg istration Students never before attend ing college will have to take a place ment test The results of the test will simply help SAC counselors point students in the right direction as far as classes are concerned said Lewis The test takes over an hour to com plete SAC officials would also ask that students bring their high school or transcripts Lewis said it was too fete for stu dents to receive financial aid for the spring semester however students can still apply pay their tuition bill and receive a reimbursement check later if they qualify The New Braunfefc City Council gave the nod to a SAC needs assessment study last week that paved the way for the school to meet the academic needs of the New Braunfels area Its like a battery he said about attending college courses One of the neatest things is the people and contocts you meet white you are in the Lewis said Lewis said taking courses will not guarantee a job It does teach you about living he saidThere are all kirci of coujses that come to New Braunfels if HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tis the season According to local allergist Dr Frank M Hampc this weekend could be one of the most severe of the year on allergy sufferers as a arctic cold front was expected to move through the area today bringing with It sky full of mountain cedar pollen In addition to the cedar pollen already produced In the Hill Country area The Cedar Fever season Is only days away although rains and drizzle In the area could help lessen the effect Allergy sufferers will know the products pictured above too well Local merchants say they have restocked their sup plies In anticipation of the Cedar Fever season Singlefamily housing permits skyrocketing By TECLO Staff Writer these courses ate successful Its just a chance for us to expand and offer The needs study will detennlnethe courses to be offered in the future Interested students can call 210 7332430 Cor more information on registration Single family housing starts in New Braunfels have reached the highest number in 20 years and could eclipse the most homes built in one year by the end of the Builders purchased 202 single fam ily home building permits worth through November from the city In 1984 the year housing per mits peaked 214 permits were handed to builders and developers After releasing the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces economic indicators chamber vice president Michael Meek said the num bers reflect how vital home construc tion is to the local economy Anytime you have heavy con struction in single family homes that is one of the best multiplying effects you can he said Jneie ate so many tildes that ate impacted when a home is New Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands said home construction brings more responsibility to the city but it would be one it would gladly accept The belief is that people who are living here would spend their money he said The economic numbers prove Shands to be right With the growth in housing New Braunfels city sales tax collections have grown at a double digit pace through the first ten months of 1994 The city collected 17 percent more in sales tax than it did last October and is percent ahead of 1993 through the first ten months of 1994 The city has added to its coffers in 1994 with the two biggest shopping of the year yet to come statis tics are about one month And with low unemployment in New Braunfels and Comal county in addi tion to a strong overall economy local officials have a good economic out look for the coining months Shands said in 84 what many con sider the boom year of the eighties many area builders tost on speculative Homes were built on chance people would like what they saw and buy them The big differences from now and 84 are that they were speculation he said Now most are presold and most of these are custom designed Very lew are Shands said the price for a new home including property in New Braunfels averages about In August the least expensive home built cost and the most expensive home cost to build The city manager added that homes were built all over the city and not confmed to OM geographical area Arctic cold front making push through area From staff reports National Weather Service fore Casters said an arttic cdd front presently posfttooed jvtst west of Comal Count will inake its way through the area today dropping temperatures between IQ and 11 degrees FoHaastets said 9eeofi4 atctic when it makei Jts way ttwowgh the area this weekend Yesterday one False alarms could hit residents in the pocket By TECLO Staff Writer New Braunfels residents with secu rity alarms that produce more than five false alarms in a calender year will be hit with a class C misdemeanor police said Wednesday New Braunfels Police Sgt John McEachern said false alarm responses have overtaxed the department but ft could not do anything about it since the city was handling the alarm issue There is probably a percent false rate on these things for response which is unacceptably McEach ern said The police sergeant said the rules used by the police department are based on a city ordinance he helped author The ordinance limits the num ber of false alarms to five by any alarm activates local emergency ser vices McEachern said it takes close to dollars for police to answer false alarms The majority of what we get is people who set them off he said Theres a minimum of two people who go on these calls It is an expensive Department staff have been accept ing about 40 to SO alarm renewals per day as it is trying to catch alarm own ers up Some residents do not know that they must pay a annual fee if they own an alarm and are within the city limits McEachern said The fee attempts to make thing equitable among all citizens as police use their resources to respond to the false alarms The department would like to get all renewals done by Jan 1 Alarm owners will all begin the new year with a clean slate irregardless of how many false alarms they had in the past should they renew McEachern said The city will wave the fee for senior citizens and any government entity Were just trying to keep a lid on burgeoning McEachern j said This is just a method to keep I the problem under NBISD voters cast 487 early votes From staff reports Final cariy voting totals for the New Biaunfels Independent School District bond election reached 487 as of Tues day the final day for early ballots Officials expected at least that many given around 400 absentee ballots were cast in trustee elections earlier this year The million bond package includes a new elementary new high school library and repairs class room additions at all but two district campuses Election day is Saturday with polls open from 7 am to 7 pjn at the New Braunfels ISD Administration build ing For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846
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