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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Boys soccer team plays playoff caliber game against Schertz See 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 4 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels 14 pages in one section Friday March HeraUZeitiui 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of BRIANNE MICHELLE SANCHEZ Vol Inside Texas Church Sports The Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kevin Brinkkoeter Jose P Her nandez Katrina Scott Sat Brianne Michelle Sanchez Ruby Johnson John Huff Gilbert Alvarez 66 years Thurs Armando Gaylan Her bert Eberhard Joseph H WorlKristie Thompson Sharon Kimball Good afternoon Todays weather Tonight mostly clear Low in the upper 50s Light and variable wind Saturday partly cloudy and warmer High in the lower 80s Southeast wind 510 mph 44th antique show on tap this weekend X The 44th Semiannual Antique Show and Sale will be held at the New Braunfels Civic Center March 17 18 and 19 The hours are Friday March 17 11 Saturday and Sun day March 18 19 noon6 Quality dealers from all over the state and many out of state dealers will be exhibiting quality merchandise for sale Included for sale will be fine cut glass art glass carnival and pattern glass furniture oak pine walnut primi tives silver jewelry coins toys linens quilts clocks and many other antiques and collectibles There will be a very large and excellent variety of merchan something for everyone Since this is my 44th semian nual antique show and sale here in New Braunfels many great door prizes will be given away during the show Mark your is going to be an outstanding weekend antique show and sale This is the only quality antique Ishow and sale where the admis sion is still only which is good for all three days For additional information call Jerry Johnson 2106250612 or 2106204934 Founders Day Breakfast tickets on sale As part of the 1995 New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Celebration 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 Commerce 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 author pastor Di Bruce Larson will be the keynote speaker Tickets are per person and are on sale at the Cham ber Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church St Paul Lutheran Church First Protes tant Church and New Braun fels Presbyterian Church For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 625 2385 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint County income shows growth more activity Income from sales taxes fines fees collections rising By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Income collected by county offices over the last few years is just another indication of the growth trend sweep ing the area County Auditor H Bate Bond showed Commissioners Court Thurs day several slides indicating revenue generated over the last few years main ly through sales taxes fees and fines Sales tax revenue begun midway through 1988 generated the following year By last year 1994 that number had climbed steadily to just more than million The sales tax revenue is estimated to provide percent of the 199495 budget income second only to the property taxes which account for about The county auditor said all these numbers reflect the simple fact that both growth and business activity are high If you go to another county this size will not be as much as he said Fines and fees at various county County income COUNTY CISD WORD Fees fines offices account for about of the projected revenue They too have shown steady increases over the last three years in most of the county offices In 1992 county offices col lected million in fees and fines Last year that number was mil lion 30 more than in 1992 Bond said about 60 of the fines and fees stay in the county the rest goes to state coffers in Austin Justice of the Peace offices collect for such items as traffic tickets some thing most people arc familiar with All four Justice of the Peace offices showed increases since 1992 except forJP I That precinct underwent some rcdistricting and it didnt have a lot of highway in suit Bond JP 4 showed the largest intake at in 1994 up from in 1993 and in 1992 IPs 3 and 4 also accumulated more than in fines and fees The County CourtatLaw is a very busy court according to Bond Many of the countys cases involving such things as divorces occur there The collections have almost doubled in three years from in 1992 to last year The two clerks offices District Clerk and County Clerk have also shown income increases The County Clerks office handles areas such as birth certificates marriage licenses and also real estate transaction fees which include not only standard home and land actions but those on time share condominiums This office col lected last year in 1993 and in 1992 The District Clerks office takes care of all fines and fees associated with District Court Last year they took in up from the year before Offices such as Environmental Health collect fees for things such as septic tanks The office took in last year up from only two years earlier Outside of fees and fines the Coun ty Tax Office collected last year mostly in property taxes and automobile registrations About 58 was collected for the Comal Indepen dent School District which the county charged for the collection ser vice About 41 is collected for the county which also includes 10 different districts such as emergency and fire districts Another included col lections of the Water Oriented Recre ation District House fire leaves Cranes Mill family needing food clothes home By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Comal County residents are being asked to come to the aid of an area family in desperate need the Smith family Their home in Cranes Mill Mobile Home Estates recently burned to the ground and the family escaped with only their lives and what they could carry Nita Smith 40 cared for both her late husband and her brotherinlaw Harold Smith 72 both Hospice patients said Rita Remington of Hos pice Harold Smith is still in her care Smith has three children Patrick Smith Carl Brecka and Edward Smith Jr They attend school in the Comal Independent School District Their most pressing need is for Remington said The Smiths hope to find another home within the CISD so the children wont have to change schools But the family needs everything clothes food furniture kitchen uten sils linens and especially financial help The Canyon Lake Action Center is the collection point for designated Remington said To find out specific needs you can call Patsy Reese at 8997184 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Close up view From left Steven Dunn Garrett Bartlett and Will Fischer look for things in the grass with a magnifying glass yesterday at Landa Park These students and others from Frazier Elementary were having a science fair Collector Car Show on tap this weekend in New Braunfels By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Elvis Presley fans classic car fans this is your weekend An extravagan za of classic collector cars an Elvis car and Elvis memorabilia will be on dis play and up for auction at Wursthalle at the 41st SemiAnnual Greater San Collector Car Auction and Show The show and auction will feature 300 collector vehicles including cars trucks and motorcycles From a 1927 Ford Model T to a 1931 Cadillac Roadster to a 1949 Harley Davidson motorcycle cars for every taste will abound Eight decades of motor history will roll through Wursthalle Do you have to come to bid Absolutely not The weekend schedule includes times for viewing and for buying The auction can be exciting in itself It is a verbal said Bruce Knox general manager of Kruse Clas sic Car Productions which runs the show The auctioneer calls bids and people in the audience raise their How high will the prices go Some of the cars do definitely bring high Knox said We sold one Bougatti Royale for million Theres a Duesenbcrg in this sale worth one million dollars Schedule Friday March 17 Viewing Saturday March 18 Viewing 9 Saturday March 18 Auction 10 Sunday March 19 Viewing 9 Sunday March 19 Auction 1 A highlight of the show will be a 1973 Cadillac Brougham DElegance formerly owned by Elvis A wide assortment of Elvis memorabilia will be on display and for sale to the high est bidder Some notable items a jacket worn by Elvis in concert on June 20 1972 shoulder patches and a medal Elvis wore in gold records original sheet music 50 items in all The auction is affordable fun Admission is per person with chil dren under three free For those in the market fora car onthespot financing will be available Knox said You may happen to be there and see the car of your Knox said This is a world class Schedule Patio Stage Painted Pony Noon Texas Edge 3 Revival Brothers Country Creek 5 6 Bop Savant 6 7 Blaze7 Hat Trick Mat Toon 10 11 Carlene Walker 11 Midnight Cantlna Jules Gliesche 1 Terri Hendrix 4 Chris Judy4 Al Barlow 7 Dan McCoy 7 Tim 10 Open Mic 10 Midnight Sunday music festival to benefit bar owners legal defense fund Habitat For Humanity By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A large music festival is scheduled this Sunday at the O aces comer of River Rd and Hueco Springs with proceeds to benefit Habitat for Humanity and the legal defense fund for the Comal County Bar and Restaurant Association The lineup of several entertainers will begin at noon Sunday and last until midnight on two different stages featuring a list ol innstly local musicians and entertainers playing everything truiu country to rock There will be a entrance fee to the event A raffle will be held with prizes including raft trips tube rentals and gift certificates A face painting booth will be available for kids Habitat for Humanity is a charitable organization that builds homes for those in need Habitat For Humanity has recently completed their first home project in Comal County and have made plans for more Several members of the Bar Restaurant Association are currently involved in legal action trying to reverse the countys repeal of latenight hours for alcohol sales Happy St Patricks Day from the HeraldZeitung
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