New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
Sunday, Aug. 3, 1980
Church, condominiums boost building permits
Spurred by a couple of bi# projects in the works, July building permit figures nearly tripled when compared to the same month last year.
A total of 120 permits for construction estimated at $2,016,786 were issued in July, compared with 103 for $709,246 worth of construction last year, according to city building department figures.
The July figures reversed a trend of decline over the last three months. Figures from April, May and June 1980 all suffered in comparison to the 1979 figures.
July’s totals up the dollar value for the year to date to $12,819,661, compared to $11,494,865.63 for the first seven months of 1979.
Ken Karger Construction Company’s condominium project was the largest dollar item with an estimated value of $568,000. Karger’s permit is for a 13-unit condominium complex, which will be located on a five-acre tract at 655 N. I/Kip 337. The owner is Summerhill Gardens, Inc.
The second largest project will be undertaken by New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard. The contractor, Harrison and Wunderlich, Inc., of Seguin, will be adding a fellowship hall and classrooms at an estimated cost of $212,740.
Single family residences showed a slight increase in number and a substantial increase in dollar value. Twelve permits for single family residences valued at $569,700 were issued last month, compared to ll for $411,540 in July, 1979.
In addition, permits were issued for two duplexes valued at a total of $104,000 and one fourplex worth an estimated $134,000. The fourplex is being built for the Eden Home by The Koehler Company.
Other July permits categories included (dollar value in parentheses) two new commercial, $38,000 ; 21 residential additions, $175,040; 13 residential carports and garages,
$33,181; one new church, $30,000; IO commercial additions, $72,721; 48 structures other than buildings (fences, mailboxes, signs, etc.) $79,204; seven mobile home placements and one demolition, no value.
Permits for single family residences were issued to (contractor’s name in parentheses if different from owner) Rod Nelson Homes, 306 Bob-O-Link, $36,000; Lifehouse Corp., (Krause Construction Co.), 701 Summerwood, $40,000; Robert Wiedennann, (Lone Star Development), 1523 Narcissus, $38,500; N&R Schultz Builders, 404 Acorn, $65,000.
Also Ralph Curtis Builders, 599 and 577 Dallas, $30,000 and $33,000, respectively; Preusser Builders Inc., 1314 Gardenia, $46,500; Edward Nolte, 754 Timber, $90,000; H&L Construction Co., 1518 and 1514 Narcissus, $46,000 and $44,000, respectively; White and Associates, Crystal Springs, $60,000; Darwin Harris, 1036 Spring Hill,
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Comal County weather will be partly cloudy and warm through Tuesday, with temperatures ranging from the upper 70s at night to the upper 90s during the day. Winds will be southerly ut 15 lo 20 mph, with a slight chance of rain during the week.
By The Associated Press
It was the same song, umpteenth verse for those cities in the grip of the 1980 heat wave Saturday.
In F.I Paso, a high of 108 broke a 20-
year-old record of 103 and extended the number of consecutive 100-degree days to 51.
Wichita Falls also had 108 and Dallas-Fort Worth, 104. Those areas now have had 41 consecutive days of IOO degrees or higher.
It was 102 in Waco and Austin tied a 22-year-old record with a 101 reading. Abilene’s high of 102 marked the 36th consecutive day of 100-degree-plus temperatures there.
Light rain fell south of Houston Saturday afternoon and skies in the upper Panhandle and along the upper Texas coast were partly cloudy.
Elsewhere skies were fair.
Winds were south to southwesterly except in the upper Panhandle, where a weak frontal system blew northerly winds.
Temperatures across north and north central Texas hovered around the IOO mark, but the rest of the state reached only the 90s. The afternoon low was 86 at Galveston.
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