Wednesday, January 4, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Austin Reagan hands New Braunfels 6634 defeat See Page 7 50 CMTS N COUNTDOWHi 71 DAYS New Braunlels Sesquicentennlal March New Braunfels 16 pages In one section Wednesday 1995 m Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of NICCOLETTE TANNER KRAUSE Inside Arts Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Niccolette Tinner Krause 5 Roy lene Reeves Joe Pina Jennifer Lee Carbajal Kyla Deal Moni ca Savage David Ramone Bai ley Smith Juan Saldez Jesse Fernando Bridal Showcase set for Jan 4 The New Braunfels Bridal Association will host its 14th annual Bridal Showcase at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave today Admission is Doors will pen at Anyone planning a wedding or are helping someone else who is this will provide an excellent opportunity to gather information and guidance Time capsule planned for Sesqulcentennlal As New Braunfels1150th anniversary approaches mem bers of the community are encouraged to begin selecting items to be included in a time capsule which will be buried in comemoration of the Sesqui centennial year Submissions must be of paper origin photographs letters documents Submis sions must either fit in a 9X12 I 5r envelope Costs for sub mitting envelopes for inclusion in the time capsule are and respectively Deadline is Sept Submissions and payments can be made at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office 390 S Seguin The capsule will be buried at the civic center for 50 years Spring gardening workshop set A spring gardening work shop is set for Thursday Jan 5 t at the Comal County Extension Room Dr Jerry Par sons will present the workshop beginning at 6 discussing planting dates varieties weed and insect control irrigation and harvest For more information call 6203440 Music Study Club plans 12 meeting The New Braunfels Music t Study Club will host the Jan 1 12 meeting at the Seele Parish House at There will be a Founders Day observance and the second part of the study book Clara Schumann The Artist The Woman presented by Robbie Borchers Featured violin soloist will be Clive Amor In addition to violin there will be flute ana piano performance by Susan Deschner and Barbara Houde respectively The public is invited This news paper Is printed on recycled newsprint issue warrants in connection flySUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer fiiooting victim Johnny Moreno was accom panied by two others when he robbed the busi in the 800 block of New Police Detective Kevin Stevens said today They were inside the building along with the tiwher when the owner of the resi dence fired several rounds from a gun late Sat urday night Police would not reveal what type of gun was used in the shooting Moreno died from gunshot wounds at the scene after an apparent break in attempt The two suspects have given signed con fessions to police for the Stevens said Arrest warrants were being drawn up this morn ing The name and exact location of the business and the name of its owner are still withheld by police NBISD eyes beginning of construction projects By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District personnel are gearing up for the spring semester with plans to start the process of building and renovation work on several campuses District voters approved a million bond package in December which calls for construc tion at almost every NBISD campus Superintendent Charles Bradberry told the school board Tuesday night they will need to decide how many architects to hire for various projects He suggested no more than five archi tects for projects which he thinks can be divid ed into groups We need to said Bradberry adding work on additional classrooms at the high school Memorial Elementary and Carl Schurz needed to begin classroom needs are the Bids could go out as early as April with work hopefully starting by May he said Bradberry said some projects might be com Renovation work could begin as early as May officials say bined for architects such as work at Carl Schurz and Memorial Seele and Lone Star the new ele mentary central kitchen and various work at the high school which includes secondstory class rooms and a new library Architects could design the same work for additions or renovations at some campuses because it would require the same type of work From there other projects could be broken down to several contractors at the different sites We might want to bid on separate contrac tors said Bradberry of projects such as Carl Schurz and Memorial which are similar Some projects require new buildings others such as Seele and Lone Star require much ren ovation We can negotiate on new he said The renovation gets pret ty dam By combining projects for architects the fees can be negotiated lower Con struction at the high school which requires sev eral different projects could take two and a half years said Bradberry More than million worth of work is slated for the NBHS campus Included on the list is a million library which would stand in front of the school a sec ondfloor classroom addition and elevator esti mated at million and new metal roof A new PE dressing facility is also planned there and a new science lab converted from the exist ing library The school board will hear proposals from architects in the coming weeks and choose the types of packages they wish to accept Charles Bradberry A Fish Tale Friends take practical joke to hysterical heights By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer It was a fish story frbnithe word Reininger gave her friend Sandy Schlameus a teapot shaped like a trout Lift the fin to open the top tip it over and tea pours out the little trout mouth Sandy and all her other friends were so bowled over by the bizarre gift that she decided to reciprocate With a mailbox in the shape of a trout Somebody should have made dinner out off that live bass on her porch It was a really big Sandy Schlameus That gift was truly appreciat ed by friend JoAnn who actually does fish for recre ation JoAnnsthe true fisher woman not said Schlameus The fish jokes escalated to the point of a live bass on the front porch a Christmas wreath complete with fishshaped lights and yes a school of live minnows in the commode yes Sandy did rescue the minnows and put them in a fishbowl Somebody should have made dinner out of that live bass on her Schlameus said It was a really big Sandy and her friends are so immersed in fish mania that they now have a version of The Twelve Days of Christmas complete with fishstory words Now the two even have a full trout costume HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL JoAnn Reininger left and Sandy Schlameus right have taken their fleh jokee to the extremee County cannot impose sales tax county judge says By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The county cannot impose a sales tax increase to reduce property taxes according to County Judge Carter Cas teel Mayor Paul Fraser has suggested discussing the possibility of raising a city sales tax to lower property taxes Casteel said the county did just that in 1987 initiating a halfcent county sales tax consumers in the county cur rently pay Raising the tax from a county standpoint would not be pos sible Casteel found We could not pass an addition to the halfcent for property tax reduc she said She contacted the State Comptrol lers office to see if the county might increase that sales tax But under Arti cle of the Development Cor poration Act the county could not raise the sales tax to reduce the property taxes She did say the county could raise the sales tax but only for something like a hospital district emergency ser vices district or crime control in pop ulations of more than They the city can use theirs for economic Casteel said her research revealed She also said she notified the city of her finding Casteel also reported that initiating a county sales tax helped the county decrease its property rate by eight cents For the fiscal year 1995 the county raised nearly million from its sales taxes about 14 percent of the countys total revenue Property taxes still account for the majority bringing in roughly half of all income Stamp price hike is first in four years local postal official says By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer As of Jan 1 new postal rates have raised the price of stamps three cents from 29 to 32 Although some customers may not think this an unusual occurrence the officer in charge at the local post office Ed Petter said the Postal Service doesnt raise the rates as often us peo ple might think We have gone almost four years without raising the said Petter The stamps hit 29 cents in February of 1994 The new rates raise the price to 32 cents up to 12 ounces when pri ority rates take over New rates took effect one minute after midnight Sun day Jan 1 If you mailed something after 9 Saturday you would have postage he said A book of 20 standard stamps will now cost For those people who are stranded with several 29 cent stamps Petter said the post office will sell 03 cent stamps Arctic cold front frozen precipitation sweeps through state ByJEANPAQEL Associated Press Writer LUBBOCK Texas AP An arc tic front solidified its bonechilling grasp on Texas today with a push toward the coast and broad predictions for snow The National Weather Service warned to uie caution on slick roadi and pet owners to protect their animals from the extreme cold Texas first big storm this winter arrived late Monday with sleet and as much as 8 inches of snow east of Abi lene Slush clogged some roads Tuesday and made driving treacherous Its really slick out said Hemphill County dispatcher Pam Trimble who was advising callers not to get out around icy Canadian in the eastern Texas Panhandle where 2 inch es fell And more flurries are likely Forecasters called for chances of snow today tonight and Thursday from the Panhandle to the South Plains Con cho Valley Permian Basin and North Texas Temperatures were expected to reach the freezing mark by Thursday morn ing north of a line from Columbus to Houston to Liberty Abilene on Tuesday reported its heaviest snowfall in 10 inch es that started as sleet The NWS recorded up to 8 inches of snow near Clyde and Baird about 20 miles east of Abilene Thunder accompanied the thick pre cipitation said NWS forecaster Dave Drummond What surprised me was the depth of the Drummond said Temperatures dipped Tuesday to 15 degrees in Perryton 17 degrees in Dai hart and 19 degrees in Amarillo Ken Schneider a forecaster for the weather service said highs in Amaril lo earlier this week were in the mid 40s He predicted snow accumulations of 35 inches in Amarillo Its just going to remain very Schneider said Meteorologists blamed the storm on a combination of cold Canadian air and an upperair disturbance Snowfall totals included inches in Midland and 12 inches along the Red River from Gainesville east to Texarkana The Marketplace 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