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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Unicorn boys soccer team goes for district title tonight Page 5 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 20 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels Herald ASO TX 79903 8 pages in one section Tuesday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of KIMBERLY ANNE BRISSENDEN Vol 143 No 77 Inside Market Place Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kimberly Anne Brissenden Happy Michelle Duncan Mary Ann Feltner Bacilio L Pina Shirley Wymer and Leap Year baby Vicki Lang ham 12 Happy belated birthday to Susan Miller Feb and happy 14th anniversary to Tom and Stacy Robins Lions Club to host youth job fair The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club will host its second annual summer youth job fair Saturday March 11 The location will again be in Wesley Hall First United Methodist Church 527 West San Antonio St All area high schoci and col lege students ages 15 and above are invited Employers and organizations interested in participating can call Preston Kennedy at 6200241 or Mac McDonald at 6299109 Tickets on sale for Founders Day Prayer Breakfast 1 As part of the 1995 New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Cele bration the Founders Day Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center on March 21 The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and planned by the Founders Day Religious Activi ties Committee The citywide ecumenical event will commemorate the founding of New Braunfels on March 21 1845 Internationally known authorpastor Dr Bruce Larson will be the keynote speak er Founding fathers descendants will be recognized and Molly Joes Catering will provide an early settlers Tickets are 10 per person and are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Saint Paul Lutheran Church First Protestant Church and New Braunfels Pres byterian Church Posters for the Founders Day Prayer Breakfast are available at the Chamber Businesses and churches are encouraged to dis play the posters to help publicize the event For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 6252385 CityWide Garage Sale to benefit Childrens Museum The CityWide Garage Sale benefitting The Childrens Muse um will be 10 to 4 Sunday March 5 at the Civic Center Admission is 1 per person maximum per Booths filled with all kinds of goodies TVs furniture games toys appliances clothing plants many new items and arts and crafts booths will be there too Many nonprofit groups and individuals will benefit from your buying Snack bar on site This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint New Junior Miss Crowned Alison Damarodas was crowned the 1995 1996 New Braunfels Junior Miss at the annual scholarship program held at the Civic Center Saturday night At right Alison performs in the talent competition Below Alison is pictured with Shawn Linsey second runner up Emily McGuffey first runner up and Kristin Schlather third runner up Elizabeth Weisman won the Spirit Award McGuffey won the Presence and Composure Award April Rheinlaender won the Fitness Award Schlather won the Creative and Performing Arts Award Damarodas won the Scholastic Award Kelly Clark had the Most Ticket Sales and Damarodas had Best Decorated Shirt More photos on Page 2 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL HeralctZeitung photo by CRAIG HAMMETT Habitat For Humanity makes dream come true for local family By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A local family will have a new home this week thanks to the efforts of many volunteers in the community Habitat for Humanity recently com pleted its first home in New Braun fels a threebedroom unit located on Lipan St Betty Halsclls family will officially move in this week You better believe Im said Halsell who works for Lubys in New Braunfels The project which provides housing for those in need began with official groundbreaking ceremonies last April work started in August and was recent ly completed About 150 volunteers participated through the year said Vivian Muhn one of the volunteers The threebedroom onebath homes covers about square feet It cost about to build but is undoubtly worth more One of the clauses in the contract says if an owner sells the home after one year they receive only 10 percent of the equity and an addition al 10 percent each year This gives an incentive not only to stay in the house but to keep it in good shape Betty and her son Lloyd who attends Canyon High were required to put in 300 hours of sweat working on the house She also had to include a downpayincnt Billie and Betty Halsell stand in front of their new home She said she actually found out about Habitat for Humanity through her son who heard of it while on a school field trip They went around to all the church said 1 lalsell who is a member of First United Methodist filled out the applications and turned them Habitat for Humanity hopes to build another house this year possibly more Its just a matter of said Muhn What wed really like is to encourage corporations and churches to become Some are doing so already Sts Peter and Paul have been heavilty involved she said and the Knights of Columbus plans to donate proceeds from their April 2 Tour of Historic Homes to Habitat for Humanity Target Inc is one such coiportation involved Plans are already underway to build a house in the community with most of the supplies and work donated by Target They will agree to donate everything from hardware to concrete and labor through volunteer efforts of their employees and some of the contrac tois currently building their new store in New Braunfels Sales tax election set Voters to decide on halfcent boost May 6 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The city council voted to put a half cent sales tax on the May 6 ballot last night The vote will be in two parts on the ballot Simply put the tax breaks down as follows Part centeconomic development and tax relief part 2 cent street and drainage repair and for certain city projects Part 1 and part 2 will be vot ed on separately The tax is a good idea for several reasons said City Manager Mike Shands A home at now pays in property taxes with the proposed cut it would be about a savings of about said Shands Youd have to spend more on taxable items to pay that much in sales The sales tax would be shared between residents and the plus visitors who spend money in the city I think most of the people in the city and even the visitors will see the said Shands Shands cautions that the tax will only prove beneficial if both portions are passed If you vote for property tax relief and economic development but not the other part then we wash were no better he said In that case the city would either have to look for more funds through something like a bond issue or projects or ser vices would have to be cut The ballot will be worded as fol lows Proposition 1 For Against The adoption of sales and use tax within the city for the promotion and development of and expanded business enterprises at i e rate of one I think most of the people in the city and even the visitors will see the City Manager Mike Shands eight of one percent and the adoption of an additional sales and use tax within the city at the rate of oneeighth of one percent to be used to reduce the property tax The second proposition will be vot ed on separately and will be worded as follows Proposition 2 For Against The adoption of an additional one fourth of one percent sales and use tax within the city with the pro ceeds thereof to be used and applied in the manner and to the purposes autho rized by Section 4B of Article as amended oneeighth of one percent restricted to street anct drainage projects and the other one eighth of one percent to be used for projects restricted to land buildi ings and equipment for ing centers course public safety municipal buildings convention center and other related facilities including the maintenance and oper ating costs of any such projects men tioned The city managers office has designed flyers with a chart explaining the tax These will be distributed throughout New Braunfels In other business the city council did not pass a motion to accept Golf Bill Halberts resigna tion The motion was never seconded Chamber endorses tax hike The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse the half cent sales tax at their meet ing last night There was a motion to take no position on the charter amendment and to endorse the half cent sales said Chamber Pres ident Torn Purdum When were asking for about 65 per cent of the tax bur den to be shared by the tourists its a winwin Chamber President Tom Purdum The economic development por tion of the tax is of great interest to the Chamber said Purdum The rev enues could be used for such pro jects as financing worker training expansion of industrial properties and marketing We have nearly had no money for marketing for some said Purdum The reduction of property taxes is good for all of our citizens said Pur dum When were asking for about 65 percent of the tax burden to be shared by the said Pur dum its a winwin The sales tax is definitely a better alternative to raise revenue than a bond issue or raising property taxes he said City Council proclaims Family Intimacy Week The city council proclaimed March 511 1995 to be Family Intimacy Week at last nights meeting In a society where everything changes rapidly the importance of the family remains the proclamation stated The proclamation emphasized the importance of strong families to the growth and development of New Braunfels It stated that the City of New Braunfels wants to increase the scope and number of programs for families and held the citys commitment to families as a top priority The proclamation endorsed the Parenting With Intimacy confer ence to be held on March 1011 as a positive step in the direction of strengthening family World Day of Prayer to be observed Friday World Day of Prayer will be observed at Faith United Church of Christ located at Common Street and Loop 337 at Friday March 3 The celebration is sponsored by Church Women United of Comal County which joins with Christian Women from 179 nations to pray for peace and jus tice in our communities and in our world Call for subscription news or advertising information
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