Sunday, December 2, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Republican Women offer Christmas Home C LEISURE This Week Smithsonian exhibit pairs famous Sports NEW BRAI AllDistrict volleyball team B SUNDAY December 2001 panes in 5 sections in stun HERALDZEITUNG 151 17 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Out of the shadows People gather under the Christmas lights in down town New Braunfels dur ing the World AIDS day candlelight vigil CHRIS Zeitung Candlelight vigil marks AIDS D BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Brother Bob DeLong lit a small candle off of a large one at the front of the bandstand on Main He used it to light another small can dle for Marcus and to light a candle for Jay As DeLong walked from the bandstand to start a candle at the end of the group who attended New Braunfels vigil of remem brance for World AIDS Goodall lit one for Mayor Stoney One by the light spread through the group on the and across the bandstand to 3 Commissioner Cristina CHRIS Marcus founder of the Comal County AIDS Task sits with Jay the new chair of the task and New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Monroe struggled in the candlelight to tell the assemblage of the realities of living with HIV and asked them to think of friends and family afflicted with the virus and the fatal illness it causes that he has lived with for per haps 16 Monroe found out in 1992 when his former partner called more than five years after their rela tionship ended to tell him he was dying of Quite people only have three or four best friends during a life All of mine are gone because of Monroe He described what had happened to three or four and the different ways they had dealt with and met the ends of their I also know of hetero sexual people afflicted by See Watson announces commissioner candidacy FROM STAFF REPORTS A local businessman and public servant with years of service to Comal County has announced his candidacy for 4 Scott a 16year Comal County resident and owner of Continental Long will seek election to the seat being vacated next year by retiring Commis sioner Moe Filing for election to open county offices begins Monday and runs through 6 on The Republican primary is March 2002 and the general election is President of the Comal County Republican Mens WATSON Watson also is presi dent of the Branch Area Chamber of I have spent countless hours serving our county and want to do Watson said in a news release announcing his Those who know me know that I am a leader and have always been active within our Watson said that if elected his goals are To foster an environment in which county employees are encouraged to provide good customer service To plan for future county growth and the infrastruc ture needs that will increase with population To support county public safety and law enforcement and Ib protect the interests of taxpayers and help to hold tax rates as low as See Councilwoman says meeting minutes wrong BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil member Debbie Flume wants to get the notarised minutes from the New Braunfels Lodging and Restaurant Associations 14 meeting because she believes they are Flume said she had called NBLRA board members because she wanted to address inaccuracies in the some NBLRA board members took offense to those NBLRA members said councilman Robert Kendrick and Hotel Occu pancy Tax committee mem ber Mary Serolcl tried to intimidate them into with drawing a proposal to vise bed tax dollars to expand the New NBLRA is dile of morethan 20 organizations that sub mitted funding proposals for HOT tax The proposal would reduce by 50 percent the debt ser vice on the proposed mil lion civic center improve It includes a request for sales tax doll a r s from the Infrastruc t u r e Improve ment 4 B Corpora tion or the FLUME citys gener al The HOT committee will consider proposals for alloca tions early next On New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams accused Serold of violating a city ordinance forbidding pub lic officers from influencing decisionmaking in private Serolcl denied any NBLRA voted not to file sim ilar charges against Flume and the members asked City Attorney Charlie Zech to take appro priate action for infractions committed by city representa that were disturbing and probably unethical when the trio attended the 14 See Public hearing set on Scooter Store tax abatement plan BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer New Braunfels residents will have a chance Wednes day to say whether giving The Scooter one of Comal Countys biggest a 10year proper ty tax break is a good A public hearing on the zoning change that must occur before the company can get a tax abatement is set for Meeting Room New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell The New Braunfolsbased distributor of mobility equip ment is nearing completion on a office complex on acres of land near Loop 337 and Texas But the Texas Tax Whats Up WHAT Public hearing on The Scooter Store tax abatement WHEN Wednesday WHERE Meeting Room Municipal 424 Castell Related The HeraldZeitung would like to thank the following cheer fund contributors Richard and Arlene Buhl Pat and Helgard Suhr Hollis Send Cheer Fund donations to the HeraldZeitung at 707 Landa INSIDE Key Code 76 Shoppers Gruene unexpectedly nice BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Thomas and Sabine Hartung and their two toddlers made a Christmas shopping excursion into Gruene The Hartunga and the and were on a business trip in San Antonio On the way back to they saw the sign for Gruene and stopped enchant ed by its German They were more enchanted by what they found and spent some time Saturday walking the looking at shops and earmarking Grueno and New Braunfels as a place to tour when friends and family visit from Thats because the Hartungs are Germans who relocated to Dallas from the Frankfurt area in Thomas Hartung is mar keting manager for a division of Braun At the Christinas edition of the See Code requires property be designated as a reinvestment before an abatcimnt can be The hearing will be fol lowed by the first reading of a city ordinance to create the See Thomas and Sabine of Dallas and formerly of walk through the Gruene market area Saturday with Christmas crafts and their Julia and CHRIS HoruldZoilung