New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes "happy birthday” today to Ruben Sanchez, Enid Wilson, Dolly Havckost, Herman Kneupper, Andrew Sauceda and Malctta Guenther.
Belated best wishes to Angel Diane Ortega, Jackie Beene and Lesli Dedek.
“Happy anniversary” today to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schraub and Fulgencio and Maria Caballero Sr.
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Were you aware that at the Dit-tlingcr Memorial Library you can celebrate National Library Week April 14-20? Visit the library and enjoy the new display honoring Ferdinand Lindhcimcr, the father of Texas botany and the founding editor of the Neu-Braunfelser Zei-tung. The library is located at 373 Magazine Ave.
The Ferdinand Lindhcimcr Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet al 9:30 a.m. April 13 al Church in the Valley at Canyon Lake. Antoncttc Malms-tcad will present a program on the history of the children’s Kindcr-maskcnball parade and will show old costumes. For more information call 629-6668.
Attention all McKenna Memorial Hospital volunteers: the correct RSVP date for the annual Volunteers’ Luncheon is April 18. Joan Jemela, director of volunteers at MMH, noted that invitations carried a misprint.
Mr. Gatli's Pizza has pledged a portion of the proceeds from its buffet, from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, to the Project Graduation Fund Drive at New Braunfels High School. Project Graduation provides a substance-free graduation night party at each of Comal County’s three high schools, with students and their parents raising funds for the events.
The Community Service Center, located at 202 E. South, will sponsor a "dollar bag sale” Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The family of WOl Randy Smith II of New Braunfels invites you lo join them as they meet the helicopter pilot at the San Antonio airport upon his return from Saudi Arabia. He’s scheduled to arrive at 10:47 p.m. Thursday on USAir’s flight 355. After a weekend with family, Smith will return to Ft. Campbell, Ky., for active duty with the 101 st Airborne Division. He’s a 1987 graduate of Canyon High School.
A free Project WILD workshop for adult youth leaders and teachers will be conducted Saturday by the New Braunfels Parks anc Recreation Department. To be held from 9 a m. to 4 p.m. at picnic area #7-A in Landa Park, the meeting will concentrate on the wildlife-related supplemental program’s multidisciplinary activities
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A chance for showers coniuiue uiicmiiiienUy today and tomorrow, with a high of 80 expected today, followed by an overnight low near 60. In New Braunfels Tuesday the high was 82 and the ovenught low was 61. For more weather infor
mation, please see Page 2A
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Making plans for Small Business /vee* in New Braunfels at a chamber breakfast are. from left, Casn Hermes. Larry Wenzel. Eddie Temple (standing), Gloria Opperman, Elroy Frisennann, Rosemary Allen and Dennis Hermes (standing). (Photo by Erik Kansson)
Seminars, poster contest among week's activities
By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor
Special activities hononng area small businesses and the pi oscula uou of the prestigious Small Business Person of the Year awald will highlight New Braunfels’ second Small Business Week.
The Small Business Week Committee, under the leadciship of Rosemary Allen, Tuesday final ized plans for the observance May 5-11.
“bach year since 1903, ’ Allen said, “die president oi the United Stales has designated a week in May us national Small Business Week, leading the nation iii a salute lo die contributions of small businesses to America's economy and society.” This year’s theme is “Small Business: Building America’s Future.”
Nonunation forms tor the Small
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Budget cuts may run deep
Committee will divvy hotel funds
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
The ongoing battle over municipal hotel occupancy tan revenue among local arts and historical groups is prompting the New Braunfels mayor to appoint a committee to hammer out an agreeable proposal.
Mayor Arno Becker said he is close to making a decision of who will serve on the committee, which he will chair.
"It has to be people that can sit down, analyze and not get emotional about certain things," he said. "I’m the eternal optimist. I personally think that we should be able to come to some type of recommendation that will be pleasing to the people involved in the workshop... and to the (City) Council "
The committee will be represented by two persons from the City of New Braunfels Arts Commission and two from the recently-formed City of New Braunfels Heritage Commission.
Representatives from each commission must soon know what portion of hotel/motel tax they will be working with before deciding what local organizations will receive funds and how much.
Under the State Tax Code funds generated from hotel/motel tax must be used only to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry. The Code specifies thai organizations that promote the arts and the restoration of history are eligible for those funds.
Hotel/Motel tax distribution for 1990 among arts and historical groups in New Braunfels:
Circle Arts Theater
Comal County Community Band
Compania De Dan/a Folklonca
Greater New Braunfels Arts Council
New Braunfels Art league
New Braunfels Children’s Museum
New Braunfels Community Chorale
New Braunfels Folk Dancers
New Braunfels Chapter SPEBQSA
Historic Railroad Museum
Heritage Society of New Braunfels, Inc
Conservation Society of New Braunfels
Sophicnburg Museum and Archives
Last year in New Braunfels, $588,000 was generated from hotel/motel tax, said City Manager Paul Grohman, adding
$435,000 of that went to the Chamber of Commerce, eavtna $ 153,000 to be split among ans and historical groups Therefore for 7 cents of hotel/motel tax. 3 cents goes totally to the Chamber and 4 cents is divided among arts and historical groups and for the operation of the Civic Center “There has always been a battle for funds between the museum groups and the arts groups.” Grohman said.
And the controversy of bow the monev should be divided surfaced Monday during a regular City Council meeting.
Council Member Clinton Brandt proposed to give IO percent at the available monev to the Heritage Commission to split among heritage groups and 15 percent to the Arts Commission to be divided among arts groups.
“We want to look at both of them as being an equal nan of the community and yet realizing that we can't place a heavy ourden on one and subsidize the other," he said.
Brandt said in the next three years there snouid be a move to divide the money more equally among the commissions.
Robert Dicus, representing the New Braunieis German Folk Dancers, said the money should be divided based on need.
“If this is cut up we’re going to feel the hun. It’s hard enougn to keep an organization going like it is but if we’re cut substantially you’re not going to be able to have us anymore
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Vol. 139, No. 103
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
Comal County agencies and schools face the loss of $11.6 million in state aid in the next two years, as lawmakers face a multi-billion budget deficit.
Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, said today a state budget based on available state revenues would translate into dramatic budget reductions for schools, health care, law enforcement and welfare programs throughout her senatorial district, including Comal County.
State lawmakers were told Tuesday that the budget deficit would hit SI3 billion if all spending programs being sought by government agencies were approved.
House Bill IO, the proposed budget, approved by the Appropriations Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, could cost New Braunfels and Comal independent school districts more than $1.1 million collectively in state aid in 1992 and $2.9 million in 1993 based on the current education funding system.
Programs such as Women, Infants and Children could lose $12,000 in state aid destined for Comal County in 1992 and 1993. State funding to New Braunfels for the program Aid to
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Emergency Medical Service technicians tend to victims of a two- New Braunfels for treatment. No other details were available at Dress-vehicle accident on Texas 46 and Bear Creek Road this morning, time. (Photo by Erik Kartsson)
Several persons were transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital in
Council advised to cut power if waste burned
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Na wa Editor
A vocal opponent to the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns is urging New Braunfels City Council to consider cutting off electricity to the Balcones Cement Plant if waste is burned there.
"I would ask you, that if they (Lafarge/Systech) persist in this permit application, to withdraw the electrical services to Lafarge,” said Paul Fraser, a candidate in the May 4 city council election. “That is within your power to do so according to City Charter"
Fraser quoted from Section 11.11 of the City Charter during the regular City Council meeting Monday during a citizen commem period.
He said under the Charier the council could jerk services from the Balcones Cement Plant if waste is bunted there. He is rn opposiuon to the Lafarge Corp. and its subsidiary Sys-uxh Environmental Corp. because they aie seekuig pcrnuis to store and bum hazardous waste ai tho cement plant, located on Wald Road, outside the city limits.
“It's a unique view,” said New Biaunfels City Manager Paul Grub man. “We ate going to look al thai.'’ The Charter states: “The city coon Cli shall have the power dial author ny to sell and distribute electricity and water and lo sell alai provide for sewer services alai any other utilities to any person, finn or corporation out side the limits of the City of New
"ICS a unique view/' said New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman. "We are going to look at that."
Braunfels. And to permit them to connect with said system under contract with the city, under such terms and condiuons as may appear to be for the best interests of the city."
“(It) would go a long way toward helping us require Lafarge to withdraw their permit appiicauons,’’ Fraser said
Grohman said the city stall will look at that suggestion, but said Public Utility Couuiussioii regulations ore strict and may not allow such action. Grohman said state and fedeial laws supersede city ordinances and charters.
“Lafarge is one of the biggest uuli-ty users on the enure system,’’ Grohman said adding that could significantly impact rates of other residents.
“i’m not saying economic reasons should have any clout ... (but) it s something in the complex issue of dealing with Lafatgc.
“ll may take something along those lutes to move this battle one way or the other," he said.
New Biaunfels City Council has maintained its stand to fight the proposal to store and bum hazardous waste al the Balcones Cement Plant.
City approves contract with senior center
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
A $15.00U tunuac i between the city of New Braunieis and the Comal County Senior Citizen Foundation was approved Monday by City Council.
“They ore one of our best assets, said Council Member At-Large James Goon bicorn.
“It’s money well spent, ’ said Mayor Pro Tempore Ramon Chopa Jr.
Receudy city council members expressed an interest ut supplying support for die Senior Citizen Fouuo-luori, but ciucs caiulot make ouuigm donauotis, so City /Uiorucy Bony Moore prepared the contract for senior ctuzeii services rn e xchangc for $15,UUU.
Die Fouruiauon cm leady is seeking funds lo remodel a Lands Street mopping ceiuei snip as a new senior citizen's center.
the contract states that for the $15,UU) the Senior Citizen Foundation will provide reeicauoti, counseling, food, clothing oiul moi a1 support anti guidance for the senior citizens of New Braunfels.
Council members unanimously approved pulling $15,UU0 I rom the city’s contingency fund for the conli act. Voting for the couuact was Chapa, Goodbtcad, District 2 Cocas, ti Member Loraine Kl aft, and District 4 Council Member Eddie Temple.
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