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Seguin Gazette Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 4, 1990, Seguin, Texas Ml63 SOUTHWEST MICROPUB Y AMD ELL PASO TX 79903 Vol 101 No 99 Sunday February 4 1990 USPS 488700 County to decide on bank offer By BOB THAXTON News Editor Guadalupe County commission ers are to make their decision Mon day on the offer of NBC Bank Seguin to sell the county its Lending Center at 307 W Court Mike Pritchard and Frank Jones officers of NBC Bank will make a presentation formally presenting the banks offer during the meeting set for 10 Monday in the commis sioners courtroom of the courthouse County Judge Jim Sagebicl was contacted several weeks ago by bank officials who said they planned to consolidate bank operations in the main building at 210 W Court and offered the Lending Center as a pos sible alternative to the county con structing a new tax and elections office Sagebiel during the commission ers Jan 22 meeting was authorized to proceed with further discussions on the proposal and commissioners also decided to have the offer reviewed by the ninemember citi zens advisory committee which last year recqmmended construction of the new building on the county owned tract west of the old jail and bounded by Milam Center and Nolle streets court and the advisory committee met jointly Thursday night to tour the Lending Center and discuss the offer and members of the committee subse quently endorsed the proposal During Thursday nights meeting Sagebiel compared the two alterna tives describing the Lending Center as containing approximately square feet of office space on a tract with more than 90 parking spaces and the proposed new tax and elections office build ing as containing square feet and about 55 parking spaces Sagebiel said either project buy ing the Lending Center or construct ing the new building would cost approximately Theyre within of each he said of the cost comparison Although a related item on Mon days agenda calls for commission ers to terminate the new building Sagebiel said Friday that the project more likely will be put on hold rather than completely terminated Precinct 3 Commissioner Jim Brannon citing the growing need for additional courthouse office space recommended that the county do both buy the Lending Center and proceed with construction of the new building to house the tax assessorcollectors office and the elections administration office While the advisory committee members did not endorse proceed ing simultaneously with both pro jects they suggested the new build ing be put on hold for a year or two rather than shelved permanently In other items on Mondays agen da commissioners will an increase in the jail boarding rate to per inmate per day for entities boarding prisoners at the county jail which include the Marshals Service Immigra tion and Naturalization Service Dis trict of Columbia Department of Corrections and nearby counties When a new jail boarding con tract with INS was approved last month commissioners agreed the rate needed to be increased from per day and in compliance with terms of the contract INS was noti fied of the countys intent increase the rate annual reports from Tax AssessorCollector Betty Boyd and from the Juvenile Probation Department which will be repre sented by Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Maribeth Powers a contract for Knibbe Financial Group Inc to become financial for the county Floyd Westerman who has been the countys financial adviser for many years is moving from the firm of Allison Co to Knibbe Financial Group and Allison has agreed to the change of affiliation by Westermans clients such as Guadalupe County accepting for county maintenance the roads in Whisper ing Valley subdivision Road Admi nistrator Bill Turppa will make a recommendation regarding accep tance of the roads approving Turppas request for the Road and Bridge Department to buy a used truck cab and chassis on which a water tank can be mounted Gramm to be speaker at Chamber banquet GRAND CHAMPION STEER of the 1990 Guadalupe County Youth Livestock and Homemakers Show was exhibited by Justin Missildine left of the Marion 4H Club In Saturdays auction the steer brought a pound for a total of It was purchased by a group of former 4H members who once showed champion steers at the Youth Show The group Included not listed in the order pictured Monroe Schubert Howard Altenhof Dr Larry Waldrip of New Braunfels and Staples Lulu Mae Schwab the Edgar Schneider family Milroy Schneider Harry Lee Schneider of San Antonio Rodney and Sylvia Kelso Jeanette Russell and Shirley Altenhof and Gloria Schwarzlose of Uvalde This years auction produced total sales of Staff photo by Steve Boehm Bidders spend at Youth Show sale Bidders anteed up in purchases from 4H FFA and FHA members Saturday as the 26th annu al auction sale capped off the 1990 Guadalupe County Youth Livestock and Homemakers Show Largest chunk of the cash went to Justin Missildine a member of the Marion 4H Club whose grand champion market steer brought a pound for a total of Missildines steer was bought by of former 4H Club mem bers whp once raised their own champion steers The group included Howard Altenhof Dr Lar ry Waldrip of New Braunfels and Staples Lulu Mae Schwab the Obituaries 2A tpOrtS 108 SA Health Pg 7A Education Pg 8A Edgar Schneider family Milroy Schneider Harry Lee Schneider of San Antonio Rodney and Sylvia Kelso Monroe Schubert Jeanette Russell and Shirley Altenhof and Gloria Schwarzlose of Uvalde The grand champion market swine shown by Lisa Luensmann of the Clemens 4H Club brought a pound for a total of It was purchased by Bobby and Georgette Hawkins of Farm and Ranch Supermarket The grand champion market lamb shown by Jeffrey Braune of the Navarro 4H Club brought a pound for a total of It was purchased by Wright Distributing The grand champion wether shown by Jill Fey of the Seguin 4H Club brought a pound for a total of It was purchased by Sunday Associates represented at the sale by Bob Sunday and Burke Sunday Danielle Kutss a member of the Marion High School chapter of Future Farmers of Americai showed the grand champion pen of rabbits purchased for by Seguin State Bank Shelley McCulloch of the Seguin 4H Club showed the grand champ ion pen of broilers purchased for by Acco Feeds Forest Beale of the Seguin 4H Club exhibited the grand champion turkey bought for by Marvin and Raynell Stautzenberger Gretchen Schultze of the Marion 4H Club produced the grand champion baked goods chocolate pecan pie bars bought for by Marion State Bank and Goerkes Country Tavern Michael Carwile of the Bluebon net 4H Club made the grand champion handicraft bought for by NBC BankSeguin Stacie Spradling of the Sandhills 4H Club exhibited the grand champion needlework bought for by WalMart The reserve grand champion market steer shown by Justin Kutz of the Marion 4H Club brought per pound from McQueeney Mill and Callahans General Store The reserve grand champion lamb shown by Randy Schieberle of the Seguin FFA brought a pound from McQueeney Mill Cal lahans General Store Acco Feeds and the McQueeney Lions Club The reserve grand champion broilers shown by Steven Real of the Clemens 4H Club were pur chased for by the Cibolo branch of Victoria Bank Trust Alex Carriaga of the Marion FFA showed the reserve grand champion turkeys bought for by Courtney Krebs of the Marion 4H Club showed the reserve champion rabbits bought for by the Hair Care Center and Trucking Trevor Spradling of the Sandhills 4H Club exhibited the reserve champion handicrafts purchased for by Whataburger Jennifer Epp of the Marion FFA made the reserve champion need lework bought for by Wallace Lundgren Chevrolet Sen Phil Gramm RTexas will be the keynote speaker for the 69th annual Seguin and Guadalupe County Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Banquet on Friday Feb 16 at the SeguinGuadalupe County Coliseum scheduled to begin with a social nour at 6 The 46yearold Gramm is from College Station and holds a docto rate in economics a subject he taught for 12 years at Texas University The senator was elected to Con gress as a Democrat on Nov 7 1978 and was reelected in 1980 and 1982 In 1983 when he was stripped of his House Budget Com mittee seat in retaliation for co authoring the Reagan program he resigned from Congress and won re election on Licolns birthday Feb 12 1983 as the first Republican congressman in the history of the 6th District of Texas Gramm is the author of three pieces of landmark economic legis lation the Gramm Latta I Budget the GrammLatta II Omnibus Reconciliation Act and the Gramm Rudman Hollings balanced budget bill The GrammLatta budgets reduced federal spending strength ened national defense mandated the 1981 tax cut and implemented the Regan economic program The GrammRudmanHollings bill set into place binding constraints on the federal government to balance the budget by fiscal 1993 In June 1988 Gramm was hon ored by the Chamber of Com merce for consistently supporting American business in legislative actions He was presented the Spirit of Enterprise award for compiling a probusiness voting record of 70 percent or higher based on key busi ness issues during 1988 This was the first time in its 78year history that the Cham ber of Commerce made such an award which now has become an annual event Gramm serves as a member of the Senate Budgeting Committee the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee He is married to Dr Wendy Lee Gramm also an economist and they have two sons Marshall 15 and Jeff 13 The nights agenda also includes a welcome by past Chamber presi dent Stan McKenzie The invocation will be delivered by the Rev Tho mas OCallaghan of St James Catholic Church The buffet dinner will be served beginning at Special presentations will be made and incoming president Dr James Lee will give remarks The event is Perform ing for the dance that will follow the closing remarks will be Two Way Street Banquet committee members are Dr Pamela Tackett and Margie Traeger cochairpersons Daniel Chessher Faye Chessher Dr Wendt Delois Thompson Wilma Gibson Mark Herbold Schraub Gretchen Lorenz Helen Kolb Maynard Kolb Margaret Gregg and Lori Blessing Tickets are still available at a cost of per person at the Chamber of Commerce office by calling 3796382 The deadline for purchas ing tickets is Monday Feb 12 City Council to discuss future growth of Seguin Agribusiness Pg SB Schraub takes oath as administrative judge By BARRY HALVORSON Staff Writer Several items dealing with finan cial matters and the communitys future growth will be topics of dis cussion when the Seguin City Coun cil meets in regular session at 5 Tuesday Feb 5 in the council chambers at City Hall Two items involve reports being presented on the citys financial standing One will be the presenta tion of the audit report for fiscal 198889 which will be made by Ken Finch of the firm of Ernest Young The second will be the presenta tion of the quarterly financial report which will be given by city finance director Ted Season In additpn Beason will introduce a resolution providing for adjustments to the 198990 operating budget Other finance items will include discussion and possible action on the possible sale of a fire depart ment vehicle and on use of a Lower Colorado River Authority LCRA rebate That rebate totalling resulted from higher than Pgs Outlook Sunny and cool Sunday with the high in the mid 60s and north winds near 15 mph Clear and cold tonight low in the mid 30s Mostly fanny on Monday with ths high in the ByBOBTHAXTON News Editor District Judge Schraub took the oath of office Friday presid ing judge of he Third Administra tive Judicial Region Oov BiU Clements on Jan 26 announced the appointment of Schraub as regional administrative judge effective Feb It He was named to a fouryear term replacing James F Clawson Jr of Helton senior judge of the 169th Judicial District whose term expired State Rep Edmund Kuempel Seguin introduced Schraub preced ling the swearingin ceremony Fri day morning during which District Cleric James Behrendt administered the oath of office Schraub after taking the oath described his duties as administra tive judge explaining that the job primarily will entail assigning and transfering judges within the 29county judicial region Guada lupe County is at the southern end of the region which reaches as far north as Johnson County just south of Fort Worth It will not cause me to leave my present position as judge of the 25th Judicial Schraub said Its a parttime job and Ill still be See Schraub See Council Pg 2A Parks board to discuss wave pool Two items concerning the Seguin Aquatics Center and new wave pool will be addressed as part of the agenda for the next meeting of the citys Parks Board That meeting is city scheduled for 5 Feb 5 in the council chambers at City Hall One item is a general discussion of the contribution being to the center by the private sector The second is a discussion with possible action regarding a special called meeting that would be scheduled for Feb 19 for an update on the center Other agenda items include pre sentations on the citys recreation and coliseum calendars by city recreation coordinator Staccy Brush
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