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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY New Braunfels athletes honored at annual Fall Sports Banquet See 5A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 103 DAYS Sesquteentennlal March 21 1645 New Braunfels i to I L I I I HeraldZeituiu 187 16 pages in two sections Friday Dec Serving Coma County for more than 142 years Home of SHARON tarsi Home of SHARON FELTNER Vol 142 No 282 Inside Sports Church 7A The Stairnntisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Sharon Felt ner Laura Ann Stapper Sue Schwab Ann Danforth Nicholas Kaylor 7 Cely Herring Annie Chapman Ruth Herr Betty Kolnacti Elizabeth Purcell Gertrude Ryan Evelyn Simpson Annie Beck Viola Giles Happy Anniversary to Gilberton Benita Martinez 44 Janie David Villarreal 6 years V yesterday claiming 171 moW had fff f j havejobedealt NBISD voters will decide fate of million bond package By CRAIO HAMMETT Staff Writer Registered voters in the New Braun fels Independent School District will go to the polls tomorrow and decide the fate of a million bond package Polls are open from 7 distrlct maP sun to 7 Page 3A Saturday Locations are Precinct 1 Lone Star Primary use Hidalgo St Pet 2 Seele Elementary Pet 3 Memorial Elementary Pet 4 Lamar Primary School Pet 5 New Braunfels High School Someone will be avail able at 6206200 to answer questions Both propositions must pass for districts package to work Supt Bradberry says For several months the district has been advising residents of the need for additions and repairs at several cam puses The package also includes a new elementary It has been said Super intendent Charles Bradberry We have not really encountered a great deal of been very positive so Bradberry said officials spoke to more than 40 groups in town Absentee totals eclipsed the 400mark a good sign of voter turnout There are two propositions on the ballot Bradberry said both must pass for the package to work If No 1 passed and No 2 didnt wed have the authority to sell the bonds but couldnt do Proposition One calls for issuance of the bonds Proposition Two allows the District to temporarily move its old debt outside the limit About a fivecent increase would occur the first year and drop as the old debt is paid in about three to four years officials said Once the old debt is paid any new debt has to fall under the oper ating cap The package includes projects at New Braunfels High NB Middle Memorial Elementary Seele Elemen tary Carl Schurz Elementary Lone Star Primary the central kitchen and maintenance warehouse Also included is a million new elementary and a new library and million secondfloor addition at NBHS part of million worth or projects at that campus Pouring up the wassail Donations to HZ Cheer Fund continue Area citizens have begun to submit donations to the Herald Zettungs annual Cheer Fund campaign which provides food to needy local families for the Christmas holidays Anyone wishing to donate can do so in person by coming by the at 707 Landa or call Cheer Fund Director Carol Ann Avery at Volunteers for food delivery are needed Avery said Anyone wishing to sign up for delivery can do so by calling Avery Todays donations include Annonymous can goods Ann Huey Sue Phillips Dorothy Moose Gerald Rosalie Groves Dorothy Rest Ruth Kenneth Betty Triesch Walker Dorothy Johnson Womens shelter to benefit from event A special benefit for the Coma 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 United Way kudos thanks to employees and corporation of the New Braunfels Smokehouse for their fan of to this years campaign This repre sents an average employee gift of with 100 percent participa tion Ms newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint County seeks input on lake park use By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Members of the Comal County Parks and Recreation Board are seek ing input from organizations interest ed in using a park proposed at Canyon Lake County Engineer Tom Homseth said groups such as soccer and Little League had contacted them but the board wished to here from other groups who might use the facilities The board is trying to gather infor mation on what is needed at the park and what groups might be willing to help with the maintenance or other activities This information is needed in form ing a grant application to the state The county board needs all sugges tions by Jan 6 Hornseth said they are totally open to suggestions from any per son or group The only requirement for any organization or group forming a partnership or agreement with the county is that they have liability insur ance t Hornseth said those interested should call the Road Department Office at 6082090 Lotto jackpot at million The new Lotto Texas jackpot is an estimated million after no ticket matched all six winning numbers in the twiceweekly game state admin Mary Ann Portw of Comal Flower Shop on trw Plaza a cup of wassail for a watting Waaaaller during hat nights sscond annual WasMllfsat held downtown Porter said had poured mora than 600 cups of wassail during the night using more than nlns gallons of the drink The wassaN Porter was pouring apparently tnoas who sarnplsQ bscauas ft was later narnad the best wassaN Second place went to Choltetts and third place went to Plaza Dinar Johnsons Furniture and House of photo of and other In HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Commissioners approve new holiday By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer County Commissioners unani mously approved an amendment to next years county holiday schedule giving full holiday status to Veterans Day instead of Columbus Day Originally the employee commit tee recommended Columbus Day instead of Veterans Day to avoid sev eral holidays and office closings in November They instead suggested employees take a couple of afternoon hours off to attend a Veterans Day service at the downtown plaza After heated opposition the last few Veterans Day gains full holiday status instead of Columbus Day weeks a change occurred County Engineer Tom Hornseth a member of the committee told Commissioners Court the committee met Thursday momWell put our money ing and agreed by where OUf mouth majority to change County Judge ttehoiiday to a full Carter Casteel County Judge Carter Casteel said the original intent was to encourage participation in the ceremony rather than employees taking a day off to mow the She issued a challenge to the cour thouse family to attend the ceremony next year Well put our money where our mourn she said In other action the court tabled a motion to approve a tax abatement with Carowest Ltd The company has plans to move to the vacated Islin Plant in New Braun fels The court wanted further review by the county attorney and requested the item be moved to next week Also commissioners authorized the request of bids for Sheriffs Office patrol vehicles eight marked and two unmarked Sheriff Jack Bremer said the state contract is high this year and request ed the county look at other bids We wouldnt have enough money in the budget to buy with the state con he said Bremer said the county could always go with the state contract should other bids not work out Breakfast Lions to take kids on shopping spree By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Five of the six winning numbers were on 203 tickets with each worth Another tickets had four of six numbers with each win ning Traditional office and club Christ mas parties do just about the same thing every year they get employees and members together for a year end blow out where they eat drink and go home The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club realized that and about six years ago decided to they would stop spend ing money on eggnog and Christmas cookies Members said they wanted to to soraething for the needy and con tribute to the community Lions Club member Ray Schoch said The dub through the Community Service Center has taken in 25 lads every year and given them for Christmas However the money comes with the stipulation that the kids spend on family members and only on themselves Schoch said the program created for the needy kids strives to teach them some responsibility by allowing the youth to only spend on themselves To watch them figure out the prices they come with 10 cents of said Schoch It exposes them to that people will give time and when they grow up and become business people they can contribute the same way they were given Susie Garcia director of the service center agreed the program baches adnjirable qualities to the kite and help poor familiet who on the other hand might not have any gifts for Christmas Anytime that anyone any group does something for someone else I think that is she saidThat just says a lot about our The Breakfast Lions take the 25 dis advantaged youths shoppingafter a hearty breakfast The Lions will take the kids on their mini shopping spree through this year The group will eat breakfast at the superstore courtesy of then go shopping Garcia helps pick the children through g random type process and tries not to name the same kids to the program Children ages 612 regis teml at the service center were eligible for the trip Tte director said she is touched by some of the choices the kids make when buying gifts for family members Sometimes they just want to do something extra for their she said One little boy got some tools for his dad some bought cookware for their moms and one little boy bought gloves for his tie girl told the Uons she wanted to save her money and she put a way the five dollars This shows them at a young age to take care of their own The community center is pleased the Lions involved it in such a while program Garcia said After shopping the children will be taken to the New Bwinfell Indepen dent School District administrative building where the gifts are rapped Only 13 more shopping days until Christmas Shop New Braunfels First
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