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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS 20332 M009 SOWEST MICROPURISHING 2827 frl YflNDELL DR EL PPlSO TX 79903 82 PR so ix HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 87 INSIDE 50 pages in 5 sections March 19 2000 OT Serving Comal County since 1852 A hail of a storm Showing off Find out who came away with ribbons and trophies at this years Comal County youth stock show and which ones didnt eat the Wedded biss So what do you do after being married to the same person for 60 years You get married thats what Find out how Marvin and Delia Kendrick keep the home fires HORIZONS New Braunfels in the 21st Century Gold The HeraldZeitungs annual Horizons continues this week with a look at critical water issues facing Comal todays Herald Zeitung WEATHER Clouds are expected to move out of the area today but dont put those rain slick ers away just yet For the complete forecast see 2A INDEX Week Key code 77 Thursday storm closes store for day kills birds BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer All hail broke loose in Thursday nights freakish winter storm whose 40mileper hour wind gusts and marblesized ice pellets forced HEB to close and beat to death more than 100 birds near the Courtyard Shopping Center HEB 651 S Walnut Avenue was closed all day Friday after hail damage created several Suffer hail damage Find out what you need to leaks in the roof and caused rainwater to puddle in the aisles of the store officials said The water caused minimal product damage so we dont expect to have any problems that said Greg Flores HEB manager of public affairs The grocery store reopened for business about Saturday while repair work to the roof continued officials said An HEB employee said the store would remain open today during normal hours unless another storm hit the area The employee said the store could close if there was rain Managers at the nearby Wal Mart Supercenter 1209 See A little higher now Above Auctioneers invited Saturdays crowd to bid high and often during the sale Saturday for t the Comal County junior livestock show Brad Wuest pictured and other volunteers goaded cajoled begged and pleaded bidders for the best prices they could get Individuals and businesses formed minimergers through out the day to help buy animals to support local youth Left Smithson Valley FFA students prodded Sean Linger into playing his guitar Friday aftempon during the livestock show K JESSIE Shoppers were turned away from HEB in New Braunfels Friday after a hailstorm damaged the roof and caused some leaking The store reopened Saturday and was expected to remain open today while repairs are being made K JESSIE HeraldZeitung Council to start crunching numbers BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will take its Monday at discussing how to spend taxpayers money in 20002001 City staff will present the preliminary budget which totals million and projects a tax rate slightly less than property owners pay now per valuation as opposed to WORKSHOP WHAT New Braunfels City Council budget workshop WHEN Monday WHERE New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave Last years budget was million but an increase in property values allowed the city to generate similar revenue with a decreased tax rate New con struction will allow the city to generate more money than this past year The total taxable val ue for the city is billion a 7 percent increase from this past year Staff always presents a bud get that requires no tax rate increase and this year council might keep it that way Mayor Stoney Williams said Especially with the bond coming up I wouldnt want to increase it for general fund he said Council wont make any formal decisions about the tax rate or budget however Mondays meeting is a workshop The first reading of the budget which becomes effective July 1 is scheduled for April 10 council typically adopts the tax rate on the third reading sched uled for May 8 Although no decisions can be made Mondays meet ing will give city staff a chance to brief council on the budget it has worked on since January director of finance Chet Lewis said This is a forum for them to ask questions and to get some dialogue between council and he said See WWII crash victims including NB man honored in England Photo submitted Jerome Pfullman and wife Francis were a just young couple when he enlisted in the Air Force during World War II Memorial brings Pfullman family friends together BY HEATHER TQDD Staff Writer AWorldWarIIB24 Liberator crashed into an orchard in Aston Clinton near Oxford England shortly after takeoff on Jan For nine of the 10 crewmen on board including New Braunfels native 2nd Lieutenant and cchpilot Jerome Pfullman was their first and last mis sion as part of the 406th Squadron in the 8th Air Force Twentytwo yearold Jerome and the other nine Americans were killed In June residents of Aston Clinton who never met the 10 Americans and only know their identities through an Air Force accident report will hang a brass plaque engraved with the Americans names on the wall inside the village church Among those honoring the Americans will be Jeromes closest living relatives his for mer wife previously Francis Kinser Prullman and now Francis Staley and his nephew Mike Fields Jack Disbrey of Aston Clinton spearheaded the drive to honor the American crew and has spent a year trying to find relatives of the crewmen to take part in the memorial service Francis who remarried after Jeromes death and now lives in Arizona only learned of the memorial a few weeks ago I was absolutely Francis said from Tucson Ariz I just feel great joy To think that these people are doing this after all these years I think its really admirable of them Its just Fields who was born and raised in New Braunfels and now lives in Houston plans to bring his wife and daughter to the memorial service I think its a great thing A lot of that generation paid a price for what we have and we need to remember how we got what we have he said So far Jerome Is nephew and former wife are the only rela tives of the 10 crewmen that have been contacted But Disbrey speaking by phone from Aston Clinton England said he hoped more would attend And he hoped the monument would ensure the sacrifices made by the 10 See
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