New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 17, 1997, Page 7

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 17, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas ■ To talk with Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson call 625-9144, ext. 220. Heratd-Zeitung g Sunday, August 17,1997 oz OB £ Herald Z e i t u n g Business Business Briefs im«ti Thursday Comal County Builders Association's monthly meeting is Thursday at 6 p.m. Join us at the Senior Center for great food and information. Pork tenderloins and garlic potatoes are on the menu. There will be product demonstrations, speakers and door prizes. If you would like to attend please make reservations at 625-6939. The cost of the meal is $10. NUCL Realtors New Braunfels/Canyon Lake Area Association of Realtors will hold their August Membership Luncheon Meeting, Monday, Aug. 18,1997 at 11:30 a.m. at Tree Tops Restaurant, 444 E. San Antonio St. The meal will be grilled chicken, rice, veggie, roll and tea for $5.50. They will also hold their “Annual TREPAC Auction", so bring your auction items. Edmund Kuempel will be the celebrity auctioneer. Call (830)625-6954 or (830)606-6955 to make reservations or get information. Rodrlquss tsts committal post Local physical therapist, Robert Rodriguez, LPT, has been appointed to the Quality Assurance Committee of the Physical Therapy Provider Network (PTPN) of Texas. PTPN is an organization comprised of private practicing physical and occupational therapists. It is the oldest and largest specialty network in the United States providing out-patient rehabilitation services. PTPN negotiates contracts on behalf of its members. In doing so, it is able to offer payers access to high quality, cost effective therapy services. It has chapters in 26 states including Texas. As a member of the Quality Assurance Committee, Mr. Roctiqucz is charged with evaluating and assessing data collected by PTPN, assisting in establishing policies and procedures for the PTPN Outcomes Program, helping to develop practice protocols mid developing standardized documentation formals. PTPN of Texas currently consists of 75 clinics around the state. Physical Therapy Unlimited, one of the few therapist owned clinics in this area, was recently credentialed asa PTPN clinic. Physical Therapy Unlimited, which was opened in 1984, was also the fust free-standing physical therapy clinic in New Braunfels. It services now include aquatic therapy, work injury rehabilitation and a wellness program. Sales tax rebates jump after July’s decline By ABE LEVY Staff Writer This month’s sales tax payments from the state comptroller’s office are more than two times last month’s and could mark the surge of increased payments in months to come, New Braunfels finance officials and business leaders said. After last month’s sales tax rebates showed a decline of about 2 percent over last year, August rebates have seen a 4.38 percent jump. This month’s rebate, which was $659,383, reflects June sales and quarterly filings for April, May and June. The city charges 1.5 cents, the county .5 cents and the state 6.25 cents per dollar for a total of 8.25 cents for consumers inside the city. The main reason for the increase was that June marked the beginning of the summer tourism season and historically was a period with healthy sales tax revenues for the city, said Sharon Day, city finance director. “It’s a good sign of what July and August will be," Day said. “It’s Sales tax This month’s sales tax rebates include local taxes collected on June sales and quarterly filings for May, April and June reported to the state comptroller in June by businesses filing monthly returns. August    percent change 1997 payments    percent change payment    from last year to date    from last year Comal    $262,593.70    3.85    $1,557,354.12    -0.35    * city    $659,383.40    4.38    $4,006,632.67    2.17 Sours*: stats comptroller'i office delivered a total of $227.6 million in monthly sales tax payments to 1,086 Texas cities and 117 counties. The payments to date represent an overall 6.3 percent increase of the same period last year, Sharp reported. in Mr. QatU's Pizza IH 35 at Walnut Avenue 62S>S165 because of the growth in New Braunfels. People are staying in New Braunfels. We have downtown and other industries such as Target and Wal-Mart and as a consequence, people are staying to spend mqney ” This month’s rebate ends the fiscal year, which overall has shown a 7 percent increase compared to last year, Day said. The news also is a sign that July and August returns could continue or surpass the 4 percent increase, many business leaders said. Bill Cone, president of Norwest Bank in New Braunfels, said he expected the coming months to bring sizable tax returns despite flooding in the area during late June and early July. "We found out that too much water is a whole lot better than no water," he said. “I would fully expect July and August to be good months too.” Michael Meek, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, said the advertisements that were sent in June worked to keep people visiting New Braunfels despite the rain. “It’s seemed like every weekend we had rain in June and I was pleased to see the good numbers," he said. “July is probably the biggest month of the year for the city mainly because of tourism. I heard reports from local hotels and motels that July was big." The comptroller. John Sharp, Recently Moved? Getting Married? New Baby? Give us a callI CrvbeOne Magazine Sue Haha CRUISEOm #? In Cruising, Nationwide — nacoa New Braunfels, TX Metre: 606-9433* Tel free: 888-680-7245 Hillcrest Antique Gallery, 7570 Interstate 35 North, conducted a ribbon cutting on Aug. 4 to celebrate Its opening. Attending the ribbon cutting were the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Blue Coots, 1997 chairman Doug Miller and owners Robert and Pamela Bryant. Photo submitted r» rn ' *f ti rf* A *"» f! “T* t*r* * Centex . MMV • 'PIUS^0Ur    Va^ Area Code 830 ??? New Business Cards & Rubber Stamps 900 South Seguin Ave. (by the underpass) 629-3979 Mapby First Birthday! Love, Always Your parents David and Isabel and your grandparen ts Mr. find Mrs. Ismael Madrid and Mr. Si Mrs. Joe Vasquez Apartments opening in Canyon Lake area By DAW) DEKUNDER Staff Writer First Commercial Bank and Pacific Southwest have jointly released a statement announcing First Commercial’s purchase of Pacific Southwest f.s.b.-Lockhart Pacific’s Lockhart branch is located “on the square" at 201 E. San Antonio St. The transaction will close on Aug. 22. The branch has been managed for a number of years by 17 year employee, Barbara Hernandez, with loans offered by R.E. “Bobby" Brown and other services from Dora Contreras, Maria Castillo and Lisa Martinez. Hernandez said “We welcome the opportunity to join with a highly recognized community bank to combine their great products with our excellent service to our neighbors and business owners here in Caldwell County. We think it will be a win-win-win! for all of us." In an ABA Banking Journal article entitled “Banking’s Top Performers" the American Bankera Association recently listed First Commercial as the number three bank in the United States in return to equity and the 29 best in return on assets for the last five years. SATTLER — More apartments are available for those looking to live at the lake. Norm Cooper of Realty Engineering, Inc. is in the process of renovating eight apartments in the company’s office Gilding on 2015 Farm to Market 2673 in downtown Sadler. Realty Engineering, which has regional offices in Texas and Maryland, recently moved its southwest regional office from Houston to Canyon Lake. Cooper said the Canyon Lake market is ideal for new apartment facilities. “Just from the information I gathered there seems to be a need for nice, smaller, lower costs apartments (at Canyon Lake)," Cooper said. Rent for the apartments start from $390 to $690 per month. The apartments range from 690 to 1,184 square feet. 3rd Annual MO OatIS .Awn xs«»a Saturday, August 23,1997 9 am to 5 pm New Braunfels Civic Center 330 S. Seguin Admission: • Adult#: $4.00 • 17 & under. $1.00    Spowered by Lone Star Railway* 4 Hobbies • Bryan Weaner • P.O. Box 134 • Fisher. TX 7B623 t Family maximum: *3.00    Fw    mom    information    call: (Umit 2 .Alit. (Mr family)    (210)935-2517    or    609-3127 Railroad Art • Date Nail* • Model Train# (all acale#) • Operating Layout# Building Kit# and Supplier • Railroad Memorabilia • Book# • Tool# BUY. 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