Sunday, June 25, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 25, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Threeonthree basketball tournament draws high flying talent Page 6A The Landa Park gazebo Inside Sports Dear Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Hunter Matthew Moeller Rosalee Resales 13 Pearl Pehl John Edward Sanchez 14 Stevie Ray Luna two Lawrence Weidner Math ew Suhriewer Moore Tan ner 16 and Petrie Ryan Happy belated 10th birthday to Tommy Chllders Happy 24th anniversary to Lupe and Diana Vela Concert in the Park series continues Quarter Moon will perform at the dance slab in Landa Park at Thursday June 29 The concert is free and open to the public No glass containers allowed Bring a lawn chair to sit on More services available for AIDS patients The Alamo Area Resource Center a San Antonio based service agency will provide an unprecedented outreach of services to the posi tive citizens of Public health Region 8 which includes Comal County as well as Gonzales Guadalupe Karnes Atascosa Frio Medi na Bandera Kerr Kendall Gillespie and Wilscn counties Among the services being offered are case management onsite transportation assis tance housing assistance food vouchers medical and referrals food stamp and SSI application assis tance as well as mental health and substance abuse coun seling Contact Ms Lupe Montalvo case manager or Randy Hinkle case manage ment administrator at 1800 3082437 Time capsule As New Braunfels 150th anniversary approaches in 1995 members of the com munity are encouraged to begin selecting items to be included in a time capsule which will be buried in com memoration of the Sesquicen tennial year Submissions must be of paper origin photographs letters docu ments Submissions must either fit in a 9x12 or envelope Costs for submit ting 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 The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot P BK LOTTERY This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Summer soccer Canyon soccer players go to regional club tournament See Sports Day Page 6A The survey Readers tell the Herald Zeitung that forming a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a mistake See Page 4A ART AS THERAPY Teen Connection program helps kids get in touch with their feelings See Page 1B New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 36 Pages in three sections Sunday June Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of HUNTER MATTHEW Vol 143 No 161 Drive to incorporate Canyon Lake dies By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The move to incorporate Canyon Lake received a heavy blow Thurs day and recent plans to form a city may have been given up A Canyon Lake group had been pushing to incorporate the area in an attempt to protect the city from annex ation protect the water supply and protect the area from undesirable busi ness In previous statements made by Don Avery head of Lets Organize a City At the Lake it was believed that the area could become a city and the county would still provide services such as law enforcement and road maintenance This would mean the new city would not need to impose a property tax However at Thursdays meeting County Judge Carter Casteel informed the group that was not the case She said the county could provide Sher iffs patrol and road and bridge main tenance until the city was able to make it on its own She told the group that in the past the county has agreed to three years If we could do that for an incorpo rated area we would already be doing it for New Braunfels and other cities in the she said You cant incor porate without setting up some sort of budget to run that city Ed Nolan founder of Committee to Stop Government Growth which opposes the incorporation drive said the majority of the residents in the area were against the plan He believes it would be defeated five to one if it went Most of the people are living up here because they dont want a city they dont want the property taxes and they dont want the extra layer of Ed Nolan to the polls Most of the people are living up here because they dont want a city they dont want the property taxes and they dont want the extra layer of gov Nolan said Following the comments by Casteel regarding the countys role in the incor poration Avery said he never would have proposed something that would add to the tax burden and said he was dropping the plans to pursue a peti tion to incorporate He indicated Thursday night that the county had promised him free ser vices indefinitely He said we lied to him and made a fool out of him I think Don was very eager for the project and heard what he wanted to said Casteel She added that Avery told her he was dropping plans for a petition drive to force an election on the incorporation issue She said she does not believe this will be the last time the incorporation issue will be discussed She said a sim ilar plan was discussed about eight years ago and the only difference was a slightly different area was involved Theyll continue to talk about it and 1 think its a valid topic to dis she said Nolan said he hopes this is the end of the topic because it appears residents are not in favor of it He said the enrollment in his group has doubled since the incorporation topic was first introduced That should give you an idea of the sentiment of he he said Casteel said there were approxi mately 65 people present at the meeting and the majority appeared to be against incorporation I think you can make an argument for both sides I guess the thing thats a little disheartening is that Mr Avery perceived that we said something we Casteel said NBISD poised to pass budget tax rate tomorrow By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District has been at work trying to make adjustments in the 1995 96 budget to get the lowest tax rate possible and on Monday the board of trustees is expected to pass a budget and tax rate New Braunfels ISD Assistant Superintendent for Finances Lonnie Curtis said the final budget has been trimmed about as much as possible and the proposed tax rate has been lowered When the budget was discussed a few weeks ago the published tax rate was per 100 of value The budget being vot ed on Monday has a tax rate of of value We looked for a few more areas to cut out of the budget and were able to lower the total tax he said With last years tax rate of a person with home would have qualified for a homestead and would have had to pay in tax es on the value With the tax rate the same individual would have to pay in taxes which is an increase of The debt service cost increased by this year due to the sale of the 1995 Bond This meant all cuts in the budget had to be done in the maintenance and operations portion of the tax rate which is what the district operates on The lower tax rate was estab lished by cutting come of the construction projects out of the budget Curtis said We have so many building projects going on right now we figured it wouldnt hurt anything to wait on a said Curtis So many of them were duplicate projects we decided it would be in the dis tricts best interest to wait on Curtis said none of the changes in the budget will effect staff supplies or payroll He said the district only considered cuts that would not effect the class room or the students By lowering the tax rate the district is also lower ing the amount of federal money received Districts receive federal funds based on local effort This means the school district will also have less revenue said Curtis The budget is dead even now By law you cant have more revenue than expenditures It must be put into he said Curtis said the district already has a reserve it has accumulated in the past and can use those funds if an unexpected expense arises He also said the expen ditures usually do not meet the amount that was bud get This leaves the district a little lee way And chances are something will happen Its Murphys he said But we will have money in the reserves to cover The revised budget will be voted on Monday June 26 at 7 in the NBISD education center board room HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Feed on fire Firemen battle the smoky blaze after a silo filled with grain caught on fire at Acco Feed Company on Highway 46 in Seguin at around 3 Friday Five Seguin fire trucks responded to the call New Braunfels units were called out for backup and responded to a call in Guadalupe County while the Seguin units were busy fighting the grain fire No damage estimate or cause of the fire was available at press time Tinsley Ellis passes away HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL The circus comes to town The Circus Valentine performed Friday night at the Comal County Sheriffs Posse Arena on Interstate 35 At left the Flying Rolandos per form their highwire act Above circus worker Johnny Ebarb has his hands full at the balloon concession By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor New Braunfels lost a valued member of the community Friday when Willis Tinsley Ellis died of lung cancer at his home at the age of 90 Ellis was wellknown in New Braunfels for his work with the Chamber of Commerce the Masonic Lodge the Lions Club the Comal County Texas Club the First United Methodist Church the city housing authori ty and otherorganizations But his friends will remember him most for his sense of humor and love of life He was wellknown and well said his friend Jay Crist I dont think there was anyone who knew him who didnt like him and he knew everybody A bunch of us had See obituary Page 3A breakfast together every Friday morning at Kraus es and he knew every body from Bob Kruegc on down He was a leader in the community and a jovial He was a real fine said Don Meyer another friend He was just a good Ellis friend Any time he told you something you cold depend on it He had a great sense of a real good outlook on He started slowing down about six months ago Up until then he was a going Meyer said Branson can teach us a lot about traditional American values See Page 4A