Sunday, January 1, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas INSIDE New BraimfeSs second straight girls cross country title tops years sports stories Page 9A COUNTDOWN 74 DAYS NewBraunfels March 21 1845 March 21 1935 Inside Letters to the Sports Club Trie Sltimmlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Yvonne Rob ledo Isabel Annette Saenz Bryana CastUIeja 2 Angle Rae Ybarra Francisco Castro and Betsy McKean Happy belated birthday to Blanca Juarez and Gilbert Per sohn Offices closed for holiday Most government offices will be closed Monday in observance of the New Years holiday It will be business as usual for trash pickups however City resi dents who normally have Monday trash pickup will still nave Monday trash The Post Office will be dosed Monday There will be no window service or mail delivery except for express mail All county offices will be closed Monday Monday is also a bank holiday All New Braunfels city offices will be closed Monday The Humane Society animal shelter will be open Dec 31 from 8 to noon The animal shelter will then close until Jan 3 New Braunfels Animal Control will be on duty Dec 31 and Jan 1 from 7 until 4 and Jan 2 from 7 ajn until Zeitung office will be closed Mon day Ticket sellers needed for barbecue The Sesquicentennial Commis sion is planning a barbecue for Sat urday April 22 in the Wursthalle The commission hopes this event will be the largest barbecue this community has ever seen All organizations in the area are invited to become involved in sell ing tickets to this event The orga nization will receive for each ticket that it sells This could be a great way for organizations to raise funds and serve the community Call Jim Scheele at the Chamber of Com merce 6252385 or Nancy Har grove at 6084264 ArtBeat 95 sponsors logo contest Young artists design a logo to be used for Youth ArtBeat 95 a fes tival of tbs arts to be held Feb 18 25 in New Braunfels This logo will be used for T shirts programs and promoting Youth ArtBeat 95 Stu dents preK to grade 12 are invited to enter their designs Designs should be submitted to school art teaches or the Main Street office 424 S Castell Deadline for sub mission is Jan 18 The themes for Youth ArtBeat 95 are 1 Historic downtown New Braunfels Heart of the City 2 Sesquicentennial Year 1995 3 Cultural Heritage and 4 Texas Public Schools Week Landscape for Learning Call 6082100 for information tts not to late to light jp a life Hospice New Braunfels invites you to Light Up a Life in honor of someone special Your gift will illuminate a light on the Hospice Tree of Lights located on top of the New Braunfels Utilities Building flora now through Jan 3 Honorees names will also be placed on the Hospice Tree in the McKenna Memorial Hospital lobby Call 625 7500 The year1 in Page5A 2627 YAM DR EL PASO TX 79903 New Braunfels 38 Pages In three sections Sunday Jan Serving Cornel County for mo e than 142 years City leaves a turbulent year Home of Yvonne Rdblido SUNDAY I No 36 By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Q Why did the cowboy sitOn his horse backwards while riding it through the West A To see where he has been Finishing out the year in New Braunfels City Hall seems relatively quiet compared to the turmoil it has been through the last 12 months The riddle It will come into play lat er A group of District 4 citizens are attempting to recall city Mayor Paul Eraser who was elected from that dis trict Several months before that the May or was sued by the man he defeated for that District 4 council spot in May Gary Kahlig who contends he should have won the election sued Fraser on Analysis the grounds that there were irregu larities in the election and accused City Secretary Bonnie Sarkozi of lurk ing around his campaign party the night of the election The latest in this continuing saga is that Fraser has told the District court judge he believes the suit is a nuisance suit Fraser believes Kahlig is trying to spend him into submission Also taking place in 1994 Police Chief Dick Headen resigned amid reports that he had plagiarized a research paper in college City Man ager Mike Shands asked Headen to resign or take an administrative posi tion with the city Headen said the res ignation was due to controversy stem ming from three officers he suspended over the summer Two of the officers resii SUSj M and the other appealed his Ion and is still on the force in 94 the city asked its attorney Moore to resign Fraser said was not aggressive enough County Judge Carter Casteel also Moores office mate came to his e and deplored the firing of Moojre The city also basically fired then re hirec insurance agsnt Doug Miller as its witer negotiator Fraser said Miller was not trained In water matters and couM not properly do the job Miller and Fraser traded barbs in the local meda yet were seen sitting next to each other at the latest local water meeting sha ing a conversion Miller gets paid an hour NJU was warned by the county attorney not to gather at its monthly dinnsr meetings anymore if they were not going to make them public NBU board members contended even though all of them were together in one place at the same table no official business was ever discussed NBU continues to lose more than a 1 million dollars a year on the OBRA Canyon HydroElectric dam it built several years ago The dam was esti mated to cost about million to build but ended up in the 15 million range On the positive side the citys midyear budget review will show the citys coffers to be overflowing Post Road and Torrey St will be paved The city council approved curbside recycling which will begin on Jan 9 New Braunfels residents got a new store to go shopping in along with a floor San Antonio College without the help of one key local entity announced it would begin offering classes here in Cbmal County The Chamber of Com merce announced several key addi tions to the local economy including the snagging of Knytex from Seguinto the Iselin building As the city looks to the new year it faces another city council election a possible recall election concerning the Mayor a stringent look at the way the mayor is elected by the charter review committee a possible sales tax increase and probably several more stop signs for residents who want traffic to slow down Leaving 1994 in its rear view minor the city of New Braunfels may want to look back to what its been through to seek going through a less turbulent year as it rides into 1995 Plaza Bank By ENGLAND Staff Writer The sale of the Plaza Bank building on Main Plaza was closed and recorded Thursday Dec 29 according to David Lamon of local law firm Reagan Burrus Dierksen Lamon and Bluntzer That law firm and First State Bank of Smithville New Braunfels branch are joint purchasers of the building The sale has been in negotiation for four months said Lamon First State Bank will occupy the first floor of the building while the offices of Reagan Burrus Dierksen Lamon and Bluntzer will be reused on the second and third floors The law firm hopes to move into the building in three months We are most pleased to remain said Lamoa We view this as a terrific opportunity to support the downtown Michael Meek executive vice president of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said Fri day that he is enthusiastic about the sale I just heard about it today myself Glad to hear Hav ing the Plaza Bank occupied by two wellestab lished firms will be a boon to the downtown area They will be very nice anchor tenants for down Meek said Asked whether the sale would hurt prospects of a new locale for the public library Meek was optimistic I think it will all work out fine for everybody in the he said Bridal Showcase set for Wednesday On Wednesday Jan the New Braunfels Bridal Association will host its 14th annual Bridal Showcase at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 South Seguin Avenue Admission is Doors open at All facets of planning a wedding from engage ment to honeymoon to moving into a first home are represented by the bridal consultants participating including hair styling and nail care flowen and other special decorations catering photog raphy wedding dresses hotels reception rooms honeymoon travels chinaware etc Free hors doeuvres and wedding cake will be served to start the evening Many door prizes will be given away All area bridestobe are invited to visit the booths of each participating business to see what services and iterns they have to offer and to regis ter to win each consultants giveaway Herb Skoog will serve as the mister of cere monies TroutFest 95 starts at the Landa Park swimming pool Jan 5 dont miss it