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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Special presentation of A Sherpherds Story set at NB Christian Church 50 CENTS COONTOOWNi 83 DAYS New Braunfels Sasqulcantennia March New Braunfels I 0 16 pages In one section Friday Dec 1994 Serving Coma County tor more than 143years MARTHA RICHTER Vol 143 No 30 Inside Church Sports The S tn 111 mti sell Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Bmwtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following lirthday wishes to Martha Richter Donna Medina Carol Keller Shirley Huebinger Shanna Schneider 17 Susie M Gonzales Jasmine Gil Lindel Bittick Viola Rittimann Nelson Roemisch Lucille Scheel Judy Stephenson Edward Sullivan Ann Beck Stanley Harris Eva Gibson Robert L Fox Richard Warren Happy Anniversary to Kenneth Christine Ryals Donations to HZ Cheer Fund continue Area citizens continue to sub mit donations to the Herald Zeitungs annual Cheer Fund campaign which provides food to needy local families for the Christmas holidays Anyone wishing to donate can doso in person by coming by the HerddZeitwg office at 707 Linda or call Cheer Fund Director Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 Delivery will take place Thursday afternoon Todays donations include Richard Dona Caldwell Judene Lucy Kyla and Col by Goodson HZ has Christinas songbooks available A few copies of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitungs Christmas Song Book are available to the public The songbook has many traditional Christmas favorites and is sponsored by local merchants and businesses Harvest from the Heart on tap today Nonstop phone calls from prospective volunteers have keep workers at Molly Joes Catering busy this week as they prepare for the companys Harvest from the Heart meal Friday evening We were just overwhelmed with the response from the com said Robert Konkcl managing partner of Molly Joes Catering Now we just need to get the word out to people to come and enjoy a traditional holiday meal at the Civic Harvest from the from 4 to 8 designed for senior citizens and for those area residents who do not otherwise have the means to prepare a holiday meal Cosponsors of the meal include Molly Joes Restaurant New Braunfels ISO Matcra Paper Cains Coffee Ben E Ceith Foods Labatt Food Ser vice OK Meats Ullrich Produce the City of New Braunfels Bnwtfels HeraldZettung This newspa per le printed newsprint Site chosen for new CISD school By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A new school site has finally been settled for the western section of the Comal Independent School District The district will purchase acres of land about onequarter mile west of Bill Brown Ele mentary on the south side of Hwy 46 The CISD will pay about per acre or for the property owned by a William E Cox of Dal las Appraised value for 1994 from the county appraisal district had the land valued at Due to agricultural tax breaks the owner paid tax es on only according to appraisal office records That was among the lowest prices District to purchase 63 acresseari Bill Brown Elementary for said Scott Watson chairman of the site selec tion committee which has been looking for a little more than two months Watson said they looked at9 different sites This is the site we were hoping would come he said Watson said the spot proved favorable due to access on both Hwy 46 and Old Boerne Rd Watson said the district was competing with homeowners and developers who want to build in the area Voters approved a multimillion dollar bond package to build three new interme diate 56 grades schools Two sites one in Sat tler and one in New Braunfels were available on land already owned by the district Buying a large section of land roughly the same size of the property at Smithson Valley High School allows the district to have room for additional growth or sell the additional land in the future if it is not needed said Superinten dent Jerry Major As weve gone through the process weve seen how high prices for land are in the said Dr added the district will continue to look at additional land to avoid paying higher prices in the future The CISD board of trustees will still have to approve the purchase of the property contingent upon certain tests yet to be performed Were going to have to test the soil and water said CISD Maintenance Director Roy Lin nartz is an existing well on the proper ty we could use as a Bill Brown Elementary dose to the site has been plagued by lead problems in its pipe system Linnartz said the Texas Natural Resource Con servation Commission had tested the soil there several times and found it safe leading officials to believe the problem lies in the pipe system Along for the ride Now Braunfels resident Gerald McCauley enjoys a brisk walk In the cool morning air on Spring Hill St as his pet lhasa apso Bandit sits back and enjoys the ride HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Commissioners approve changes to streamline platting procedures costs By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer County Commissioners routinely deal with citizens wanting to change the makeup of their lots within coun ty boundaries They even adjusted such requirementsTinaneaflterses sion Commissioners yesterday addressd the bureaucratic process of platting and replatting approving changes county officials say will help streamline the process Weve been having complaints for sometime because of costs to hire said County Engineer Tom Hornseth ft creates a hardship on people both in time and The new requirements involve two or more lots an owner wants to com bine into one Although offical documents will still be needed and recorded another survey for the replatting will not County Commissioner Neil Craig mile said the county needed to pre serve the integrity of the court over been hearing com plaints for sometime because of costs to hire someone It creates a hardship on people both In time and Torn seeing both health concerns regard ingSeptic tanks and development in subdivisions We ought to come back to the Commissioners Court to get their blessing or said County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander need to keep Commissioners Court informed about whats going on in the Attorney John Dierkson had advo cated a change in policy citing health reasons by having a far less number of septic tanks He said he was prepared to com promise if the new process saved time and money It is very expensive not only for property owners but for the county trying to maintain he said of the old requirements Police say bicycle gifts should include locks By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Bicycles one the most popular gifts for kids on Christmas day should be accompanied with one very important say New Braunfels Police Officer Lt John Worn mack said over 100 bikes a year are reported stolen in New Braunfels but dozens more bicy cle thefts are not reported We recover a lot of bicycles because people do not write down serial numbers and dont get licenses for the Wommack said The officer said in addition to getting a quality tempered and locking up the bike whenever it is not being used residents should register the twowheeled people movers at the police department for a 50 cent fee Wommack said if the police have a serial number and the bike is stolen it will make the job of recovery easier for the police Police recover dozens of bikes a year but cannot match them with their owners because the bikes are not registered More than bikes were stolen in the United States in 1992 the most recent year for which national statistics are available according to the FBIs Uniform Crime Report Residents should bring the bicycles serial number along with a description to the police station to acquire the license Bike owners do not have to bring their bicy cles to the police station Department officials said the registration must be renewed on a yearly basis Mason ONeal of Bucks Bikes in San Mar cos said any lock on a bike helps prevent theft but he recommended the U lock above chain locks The U locks normally cost between Chain locks usually cost less than that A U lock seems to be a safer lock and when you lock the bicycle try to get the fiame and the ONeal said He said if the lock is just put over a wheel the bike will probably get stolen Look for a bike rack something perma nent or cemented that is not moving to lock your bike ONeal said ONeal said he knew of instances where bikes were locked to a traffic sign and the sign would get pulled out of the ground and the bike stolen First Sesquicentennial event planned for New fears Eve From staff reports At approximately on Saturday Dec the first offlfia activity will take place Martin Morris Chair of the Sesquicentenni al New Yeari Eve CelebrationCommittee is inviting all citizen of New Braunfels to help kickoff New BraunfeU1150th birthday on the Main Plaza We want everyone ft help bring in the dtyi 150th birthday with a bang by Joining ui in fellowship and pnyer down town on the Main Plaza on New Yeari said Morrii The committee has put together a program which will include numeroui choin singing The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce which is the official sponsor of the Sesquicen tennial Coynmiagkin ii sanctioned by the tity of New Brtunfeli The Chamber11995 Chair of the Board Carter Casteel will give the wel come Herb Skoog Chair of the Seaquicen yufll yfagf fly granta did on New Yeari Eve 150 yean 190 and include an overview of all upcoming Sesquicentennial throughout 1995 Numeroui clergymen will also give thanki to the community portion of the program ii our way of thanking toe TUmA for having such a gieat conununity with wonderful laid Maria The grand finale will include a countdown to end 1994 and all cnurchei throughout the community and the Comal Businesses offices close for the holiday wiQta ctoeadS for the Christmas holiday on Monday Dec 26 will have a Sat Tuesday Pw 27 edillon Only 2 more shopping days until Christmas Shop New Braunfels First   

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