New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 14, 1996, Page 3

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 14, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Counselor provides help to small businesses at lake a Thursday March G By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer These days it is tough to start a small business but businesses at Canyon Lake have a friend they can turn to for help and guidance That friend is Cynthia Arnold Arnold is a counselor for the UTSA Small Business Development Center in downtown San Antonio The job of the development center is to advise small businesses in an 11county area which includes Comal County New Braunfels and Canyon Lake on areas relating to management skills financ ing marketing and international trade We provide one on one confiden tiality counseling to new and existing small business Arnold said The centers goal is to improve small businesses as it is stated in the centers mission statement through innovation growth increased productivity expan sion and For two years Arnold has come to her office at Victoria Bank and Trust in Sattler and counseled people ready to open or expand their small businesses in the Canyon Lake area Arnold said counseling days are the second Thursday of each month from 9 Arnold works closely with the Cainyon Lake Chamber of Commerce which set ups her appoint ments for her i When I am at Canyon Lake I usu ally see an average of three to four Arnold said It depends on how long 1 need to talk to them I can usuallytalk to them for one hour But if it is a startup business it could take me two to three hours talking to them because I am only there once a month and we have to accomplish a lot of things in one There are a lot of things a new busi ness owner must consider before open ing up a small business Arnold said Money lease agreements adver tising contracting bids floor plans traffic flow and putting it Arnold said For existing small busi nesses there are a number of factors they want to consider such as expan sion changing into something else doing things faster or better and improving their profit Since there is limited rental space and small amounts of commercial property at Canyon Lake new small business owners need to take one thing into consideration before starting up a business Arnold said They need to make sure there is need for their Arnold said Arnold credited the Canyon Lake Women in Business organization for its help in attracting small businesses to Canyon Lake The Women In Business are a very dynamic fadtor because they are just team oriented for small business own Arnold said They have done a good job with their marketing and pro Pat Knipe Canyon Lake Women in Business vice president said Arnold has been an asset to Canyon Lake small business owners She is really very helpful and Knipe said Arnold said the small business devel opment center is a valuable source of information for small business own ers We have tons of materials and tremendous amount of Arnold said We have sample business plans brochures and we are tied with the Internet with such universities as UTAustin We have a wonderful ser vice for people to The Small Business Development Center is located a 1222 North Main Suite 450 San Antonio 78212 Arnold can be reached at 210 5582460 Seminar to teach landowners about conservation easements By JOE County Extension Agent Landowners who want to make sure their property is protected for genera tions to come may want to leam more about conservation easements an increasingly popular tool for protecting wildlife habitat historic sites and oth er cultural and natural resources on private land Why must landowners take action when many simply want to make sure their land stays as it is One answer is estate taxes which can be as high as 55 percent of the propertys fair market value forcing heir to sell all or part of their land to pay the taxes Also future owners may be tempted by ever increasing property values to sell it for development or develop it themselves A nagging concern for many con servationminded Texas landowners today is the uncertain longterm future of rural said Carolyn Scheffer of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart ment Various social and economic forces are gradually grinding many of the family farms and ranches of Texas into everysmaller The upcoming workshop Main taining Private Lands With Conserva tion will bring together from across the state landowners wildlife biologists attorneys and other expefts from groups HktrttiS TexaS Parks and Wildlife Department Texas Wildlife Association Conservation Fund Land Trust Alliance Trust for Public Land and Nature Conservancy of Texas The cost for the workshop is for early registration by March 23 and for late registration It will be held April 1112 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin Participation will be limited to the first 300 people on a firstcome firstserved basis To register or to receive more information call Carolyn Scheffer with TPWD in Austin tele phone 512 3893779 By most definitions a conservation easement is a legal agreement that per manently limits use of a piece of land to protect its conservation values It allows landowners to continue to own and use the land and to sell it or pass it on to their heirs While many ease ments are donated in perpetuity there are cases where easements are granted for a specific period of time such as 20 years When landowners donate conserva tion easements they give up some of the rights associated with the land For example they might give up the right to build additional residences while retaining the right to grow crops Depending on the terms of the ease ment future owners may also be bound by it Many conservation easements are donated but landowners can in some cases make money by selling ease groups like the f W tbgoverhrheht V agencies For example TPWD has committed to buy at least acres in conservation easements near Bastrop to protect habitat for the endangered Houston toad These easements around Bastrop State Park could last from five years to perpetuity and will be funded through a toad fee that golfers will pay as part of the expansion of the park golf course Conservation easements are flexi ble land protection tools An easement on property containing rare wildlife habitat by prohibit any development for example while one on a working farms allows continued farming and the building of additional agricultural structures An easement can allow appropriate development and even permit somt commercial use of the land It may apply to just a portion of the property and need not require public access An easement must protect the lands con servation values but it can also be fashioned to meet the financial and personal needs of the landowner There can be significant tax advan tages to conservation easements By removing the lands development potential the easement lowers its mar ket value which in turn lowers its estate taxes Placing an easement on a property can also result in property tax savings Under the Texas Conservation Ease ment Act a landowner can write a legal agreement or easement to pro tect the productive recreational nat ural scenic archeological1 historical architectural and cultural values of real property Schultz wins SAR Region II Orations Contest Jeffrey Schultz a Junior at New Braunfels High School is the winner of the sons of the American Revolution Orations Contest at the Region II com petition The contest was held in New Braunfels on Feb 17 1996 The run nerup was Sarah Graham of San Anto nio Jeffrey is the son of Mr and Mrs Stephen E Schultz of New Braunfels He will compete with four other Regional winners at the SAR State Convention in Galveston March 9 This contest is known as the Joseph S Rumbaugh Oration Contest It must be written by the student and present ed from memory The title is deter mined by the author The content must deal with an event a personality or document pertaining to the Revolu tionary War and showing a relationship to todays America The oration cannot be less than five nor more than six minutes in length It must show an intelligent relationship between the past and the present In so doing it will demonstrate the free dom of opportunity as a basis of our national heritage thereby placing a positive emphasis on the intent of our founding fathers This Historical Orations Contest was started by the Sons of the American Revolution nationwide in 1945 as a scholarship event In 1996 the Nation al scholarship is and the Texas Society Scholarship is also Each state determines its own scholar ship amount John C Lee Orations contest winner Jeffrey Schultz Chairmanjohn Lee and runner up Sarah Graham Concorde from San Antonio oinc by today for package Details t33 Landa Street Electronic Tax Filing j of your Federal Return You Can TRUST BLOCK your return is prepared by Block 1175FM2673Ste 4 Sattler 9643579 Focus on Family series continues The StrongWilled Child a video from the Focus on the Family series by Dr James Dobson will be shown in two parts at the Carl Schurz Elementary School Part 1 will be presented Thursday night March 14 at 7 in the Carl Schurz Library Part II will be run at 7 Thursday March 28 in the library Schoolage children welcome a video will be shown For information call Linda at 6207533 HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tombstones repaired i Bruno Schwab of the Evening Rotary Club watches as Larry Ormond of Ormands Portable Welding fixes the last tombstone damaged by vandals in September at Comal Cemetery The damage was estimated at more than Military Notes Navy Ensign Ron W Perry son of Sylvia I Perry of New Braunfels recently completed the Officer Indoc trination Course During the course a Officer Indoc trination School Naval Education and Training Center Newport Rhode Island students are prepared for duty in the naval staff field corresponding to their civilian profession The first five weeks of studies includes naval histo ry and traditions personnel adminis tration military law closeorder drill and other general military subjects During the final week studies concen trate on the application of civilian pro fessions within the Navy The 1986 graduate of New Braunfels High School joined the Navy in Janu ary 1987 Perry is a 1995 graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Texas with a BS degree Navy Petty Officer Second Class Raymond W Champion son of Edna L Champion of New Braunfels recent ly volunteered to spend a day with the children of Casa Speranta House of Hope Orphanage a government sanc tioned home for HIVpositive children in Constanta Romania Champion was one of 30 sailors off the guided missile destroyer USS Scott homeported in Norfolk who had the opportunity to spend time with these needy children Over a twoday period the sailors chipped patched and painted walls and repaired appliances throughout the aging apartments The children super vised the work telling them what to fix Champion and his fellow sailors then presented the director of the orphanage with a tree which wad dubbed the Tree of Hope and placed in the childrens makeshift chapel USS Scott was scheduled to return home to Norfolk last month Perry is a 1981 graduate of McAllenj High School of McAllen Texas Hej joined the Navy in July 1987 Air Force Airman Damien DeLozier has completed the airlift electrical and environmental systemsj apprentice course at Sheppard Aii4 Force Base Wichita Falls Texas Students were taught the principles of operation and troubleshooting of typical aircraft electroenvironmental systems subsystems wiring and soldering Also included were the principles of aircraft man agement systems use of test equip ment and ground safety DeLozier is the son of Sharon DeLozier of San Antonio and nephew of John and Pam Welch of Canyon Lake He graduated in 1993 from Smithson Valley High School Spring Branch 3 Watch your tail Before your kids send their kites into the wild blue yonder teach them about flying the friendly skies safely A kite caught in power lines could cause severe shock or death Find your kids a big open area away from power lines to fly their kites If a kite snags a power line stay away and call PEC or your local utility Steer clear of danger and enjoy the flight Pedernaks Electric Cooperative Inc 138N Castell New Braunfels 6253810 Bunging Energy to the Texas Hill Countiy ;

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