Tuesday, October 10, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Unicorn back in its place after pranksters steal it Page 5 I 50 CENTS Comal County Courthouse Annex New Braunfels Herald 0 1 I t I P A O TV 9 V rr 10 Pages in one section Tuesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 years Home of TAMMY HAND Inside Editorial 4 Sports 5 Comics 6 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Tammy Hand Laverne Wei born Irma Espinosa Joe Angel Morales Manuel Camareno Sr 65 years Cassie Camareno belated 12 Karl Honnoll six Isabel Caballero and Deborah Leanne Supulver 13 River and aquifer information Comal CCiblqfeetper1 i EctofardsfAquifer sea level down jGuadalupe River 1d4 1 New Orleans Night n Gruene The Gruene Mansion Restau rant and the American Cancer Society Gala Planning Commit tee are hosting New Orleans Night in Gruene Tuesday Oct 17 from until The Cajunstyle dinner buffet will include shrimp etouffee dirty rice with sausage black ened chicken complimentary beer and wine and more The event will benefit the ACS and help underwrite the 1996 Starlight Gala Seating is limited so reserve your tickets by call ing 6296153 or 6064115 Black Heritage Society to meet The Black Heritage Society of New Braunfels will host its next meeting at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Oct 10 at 6 The meeting will consist of the final decisions on the African Extravaganza Style Show and Dance Antique Show and sale The 45th semiannual Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Civic Center in New Braun fels 380 S Seguin St Quality dealers from all over the state and many out of state dealers will exhibit quality merchandise for sale The show and sale will be open three days Friday Saturday and Sunday Oct 13 15 Hours will be from 1 1 to 7 Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 Sunday Admission is still only which is good for all three days For more information call 625 061 2 or 6204934 Seen these photos Several photos submitted for publication to the Herald Zeitung for use in our Comal County Fair special section were picked up with other pho tos in August from the Herald Zeitung front desk The owners of the Fair Queens Court and Rodeo Queens Court parade float pic tures need those photos returned Please call the Her aldZeitung at 6259144 if you have any information Blood Drive A blood drive will be held Sunday Oct 22 from to at the First Protes tant Church Family Life Center Call 6097729 to make an appointment This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Max distributor sees a bright WitfWK f is working 90 V hot sniicp tn hidow ommrv stnW anriii s cameo appearances tq hejp ij J Vi f1 re than 350 No 1 tt mw to tc said Vol 143 No 237 Officials keep an eye on teenage DWIs By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Adults are not the only ones being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated Youths too young to be drinking are being arrested and some are even too young to legally drive A chart from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts shows that people under the age of 21 were arrested in 1994 for DWI Among those 10 were under the age of 10 The numbers for Comal County were not as staggering though In 1994 12 people under the age of 21 were arrested on DWI charges Two were 17 years old one was 18 years old five were 19 years old and four were 20 years old Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said youth drinking and driving here is more likely during the tourist season However he said an increase in enforcement a limited num ber of bars and better supervision have helped to keep the numbers low Some things happen in metropolitan areas that dont hap pen in rural said Bremer I dont see how a 10year old can find himself in the position to sit around and get drunk he said Bremer said parents in Comal County seem to keep better supervision and control of their children Drug Awareness and Resistance Education DARE Officer Robert Parchman with the New Braunfels Police Department said a large part of the reason Comal County has lower numbers is the push for education He said the DARE Program has been going on for about five years and students who began in the program are now high school freshmen Theyre big on education here I think that has a lot to do with it said Parchman Therell always be some Youll never get to He said the numbers that do exist are a result of experi mentation and poor parenting He said some kids get older friends to buy them alcohol However he said a lot of kids get it from their parents who simply go out and buy it for them For a lot of kids we talk to their parents are their biggest role model They see their parents getting drunk and abusing alcohol so they think its said Parchman Parchman said the DARE Program is going a long way to prevent some of these kids from getting involved with drugs and alcohol The program is presented to kids in prekinder garden to seventh grade which means they hear the infor mation several times New Braunfels native named Kerrville Citizen of the Year A New Braunfels native was named Kerrvilles Citizen of the Year last week Dennis Glenewinkel president of the NationsBank of Texas Banking Center in Kerrville and nephew of Martin and Ella Graetzel of New Braunfels was named the Citizen of the Year at a Kerrville Chamber of Commerce banquet on Oct 3 Ella Graetzel said she was real proud of her nephew whom she reared since he was 8 years old until he graduated from Texas A M University in 1965 He was always a good boy he never did anything Ella Graetzel said Glenewinkel has served in leadership roles on the Ker rville Economic Development Foundation the advisory board for the Kemille State Hospital the United Way Fund Drive the Hill Country College Fund Campaign and many other organizations Glenewinkel graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1961 and married Marie Spicer in 1965 shortly after his graduation from college Garden Ridge hires new city secretary By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer The city of Garden Ridge will have a new face at city hall on Nov 1 when the newest city secretary starts her first day on the job Mayor Jay P Millikin announced at last weeks council meeting that the city had hired Robin Ross Ross was city secretary for the city of Anson Texas for seven years until February For the past few months Garden Ridge has been without a city secretary since Tracy Franklin resigned in July City councilmen and Water Clerk Kathryn Smith have been sharing the secretarial duties since Franklin left Millikin said that 48 candidates applied for the position and that the council narrowed the field to five can didates At a called meeting on Sept 29 the council interviewed three candi dates After the interviews were over with Ross was hired on the spot The council was extremely pleased with the qualifications of all three can Millikin said She Ross has extensive experience in computers accounting and water billing Since we are a city that owns our water company she had an advantage in that Ross resides in Abilene Millikin said the city is helping her find a home in the area and that it will take her time to settle down before she can start her new job City sales tax now percent By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Merchants may have noticed it more than New Braun fels consumers did the halfcent sales tax went into effect nine days ago New Braunfels voters gave the nod to a halfcent hike in city taxes May 6 Starting Oct 1 that meant sales tax in New Braunfels wentup from cents on each dollar to cents on the dollar That doesnt include cars groceries pharmaceuticals and other nontaxable City Manager Mike Shands said The lions share of the sales tax still goes to the Shands said Heres how the percent sales tax breaks down 6 percent state percent city 5 percent county The city cant spend the extra halfcent on anything it chooses The halfcent of taxes is broken up into eighths These percent amounts must be spent in ways spec ified on the May ballot property tax reduction economic development streets and and as neecjed for projects like centers parks public safety etc The property tax reduction has already been Shands said It went into effect in July he said The city council appointed boards to administer the sales tax money at Monday nights meeting the Eco nomic Development Corporation New city coffers wont see the rest of the new revenues until January Shands said The state col lects the taxes sends a quarterly check to the city The sales tax Increase was projected to net at least per year for each 18 percent It will be interesting to see how it compares with the projections especially in the Shands said Look inside todays paper for your League of Women Voters Election Guide

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