New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels athletes honored at annual Fall Sports Banquet - See 5A
Now Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845
IL fast), TX 79903-
16 pages in two sections ■ Friday, Dec. 9,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of SHARON FELTNER
■ Vol. 142, No. 282
Sports Day ..........................SA
Church Life............................6A, 7A
Birthday wtatws from th* Herald-Zettung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Sharon Feline^ Laura Ann Stapper (4th!), Sue Schwab, Ann Danforth, Nicholas Kaylor (7 years!), Cely Herring, Annie Chapman, Ruth Herr, Betty Kolnacki, Elizabeth Purcell, Gertrude Ryan, Evelyn Simpson, Annie Beck, Viola Giles. Happy Anniversary to Gilberton Sc Benim Martinez (44 years!), Janie Sc David Villarreal (6 years - Saturday).
Donations to H-Z Chaw Fund continuo
Aiea citizens have begun to submit donations to the Herald-Zeitung's annual Cheer Fund campaign, which provides food to needy local femilies for the Christmas holidays.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so in person by coming by the Herald-Zeitung office si 707 Lands St, or call Cheer Fund Director Carol Ann Avery si 625-9144.
Volunteers for food delivery are needed, Avery said. Anyone wishing to sign up for delivery can do so by calling Avery.
Today's donations include:
■ Annonymous - can goods
■ Ann Huey Sc Sue Phillips -$25
■ Dorothy Moose - S5
■ Gerald & Rosalie Groves -
Dorothy Sc Friedrick Rest •
Ruth Sullivan • $25 Kenneth Sc Betty Triesch -
Walker & Dorothy Johnson
Woman's shelter to
A special benefit for the Comal County Women's Shelter will be held Dec. 20 horn 8 p m. to 12 p.m. at Gary's Lands Station on Lands St.
A special jam night will be hosted by The Stingrays which will include several other local musical performers.
Cost of admission will be one can of food. An auction will be held during the evening with proceeds going to the women's shelter.
United Way kudo*
Thanks to employees and corporation of the New Braunfels Smokehouse for their donation of $2,370 to foie year's campaign. This represents an average employee gift of $14 with IOO percent participation.
This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
Cuts for SA
Horn wan reports
th* number of cuts into miii-taiy bead* civilian workforce wets announced yesterday, claiming 171 ■ Randolph Air Force
according to Master Servant David Jewell ■ ' filly Air Force was hit hard, _simfcp§^ ll *
while Lackland waa targeted for 182 position cuts and Brooks was
Pews came aa no surprise, ittxxdingtoMS Jewell, who said the base administration has been
working since this past summer on
reducing the civilian workforce on base, which until yesterday had atrebted 2,863.*
Jewell said, however, that 171 was a little more than they had anticipated *WeVe been expecting this,* he said. "The number grew from this summer. This is more than we originally expected. But this is something we've been working on. Many of foe positions were already vacant. We've had some people retire and others have taken the incentive package the mttitaiy has been offering. Other positions
which have been vacated for other
reasons have not been filled."
Jewell sud that because of the reductions the base has been mak ing Since this summer, only 20 more positions will have to be dealt with to reach foe 171 figure.
Jewett said he was not sure what the dollar amount was that is
taiga sum of money as compenm-
tic* for their agreeing to leave their
NB1SD voters will decide fate of $15 million bond package
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Registered voters in the New Braunfels Independent School District will go to the polls tomorrow and decide the fate of a $15 million bond package.
Polls are open from 7 ■ S*® dls,ricl ™P. *.m. to 7 p.m. P*9® 3A Saturday.
Both propositions must pass for district’s package to work, Supt. Bradberry says
Locations are: Precinct I, Lone Star Primary (use Hidalgo St. entrance); Pct. 2, Seele Elementary; Pct. 3, Memorial Elementary, Pct. 4, Lamar Primary School; Pct 5, New Braunfels High School. Someone will be available at 620-6200 to answer questions.
For several months, the district has been advising residents of the need for additions and repairs at several campuses. The package also includes a new elementary.
"ft has been interesting,” said Superintendent Charles Bradberry. "We have not really encountered a great deal of opposition...It's been very positive so fir.”
Bradberry said officials spoke to more than 40 groups in town. Absentee totals eclipsed the 400-mark, a good
sign of voter turnout.
There are two propositions on the ballot. Bradberry said both must pass for the package to work.
"If No. I passed and No. 2 didn't, we'd have the authority to sell the bonds but couldn’t do it.”
Proposition One calls for issuance of the bonds.
Proposition Two allows the District to temporarily move its old debt outside the $1.50 limit.
About a five-cent increase would
occur the fir* year and drop as the old debt is paid in about three to lour years officials said.
Once the old debt is paid, any new debt has to fell under the $1.50 operating cap.
The package includes projects at New Braunfels High, NB Middle, Memorial Elementary, Seele Elementary, Carl Schurz Elementary, Lone Star Primary, the centra! kitchen and maintenance warehouse.
Also included is a $4.2 million new elementary, and a $1.1 new library and $1.1 million second-floor addition at NBHS, part of $4.3 million worth or projects * that campus.
Pouring up the wassail
County seeks input on lake park use
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Members of the Comal County Parks and Recreation Board are seeking input from organizations interested in using a park proposed ut Canyon Lake.
County Engineer Tom Homseth said groups such as soccer and Little League hid contacted them but the board wished to here from other groups who might use the facilities.
The board is trying to gather information on what is needed at the park, and what groups might be willing to help with the maintenance or other activities.
This information is needed in forming a grant application to the state. The county board needs all suggestions by Jan. 6.
Homseth said they are "totally open” to suggestions from any person or group. The only requiremert for any organization or group forming a partnership or agreement with the county is th* they have liability insurance.
9 Homseth slid those interested should call the Road Department Office at 608-2090.
Lotto jackpot at $45 million
The new Lotto Texas jackpot is an estimated $45 million after no ticket Hutched all six winning numbers in the twice-weekly game, state administrators said today.
Five of foe dx winning numbers were on 203 tickets, with each worth $2,000. Another 11,616 tickets had four of six numbers, with each winning $126.
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Commissioners approve new holiday
By CRAIG HAMMETT
County Commissioners unanimously approved an amendment to next year's county holiday schedule, giving hill holiday status to Veteran’s Day instead of Columbus Day.
Originally, the employee committee recommended Columbus Day instead of Veteran’s Day to avoid several holidays and office closings in November.
They instead suggested employees take a couple of afternoon hours off to attend a Veteran’s Day service at the downtown plaza.
After heated opposition the la* few
Veterans’ Day gains full holiday status instead of Columbus Day
weeks, a change occurred. County a day off to "mow the grass.”
Engineer Tom Homseth, a member of She issued a challenge to the "cour-the committee, told Commissioners thouse family" to attend the ceremony Court the committee —————— next year.
met Thursday mom- *W$1I put OUT money "We’ll put our ing and agreed by whore OUT mouth is.’ money where our majority to change . County Juda© mou^ft 18»m *he “id-
th^hoUdty to • filii Carter Casteel
County Judge-to approve a tax
Carter Casteel said the original intent abatement with Caro west, Ltd. was to encourage participation in the The company has plans to move to
ceremony rather than employees taking the vacated Islin Plant in New Braun
The court wanted Anther review by the county attorney and requested the item be moved to next week.
Also, commissioners authorized the request of bids for Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles, eight marked and two unmarked.
Sheriff Jack Bremer said the state contract is high this year and request ed the county look at other bids
"We wouldn’t have enough money in the budget to buy with the sate contract," he said.
Bremer said the county could always go with the sate contract should other bids not work out.
Breakfast Lions to take kids on shopping spree
By TECLO J. GARCIA
Traditional office and dub Christmas parties do just about the same thing every year. they get employees and members together for I year end blow out where they ett, drink and go home.
The New Braunfels Breakfe* Lions Club realized that and about *x years ago decided to they would stop spending money on eggnog and Christmas cookies. Members said they wanted to cb something for the need y and contribute to the community, Lion's Club member Ray Schoch said.
The dub, through the Community Service Center, has taken in 25 kids every year and given them $30 for
Christmas. However, the money comes with the stipulation th* the kids spend $25 on family members, and only $5 on themselves.
Schoch said the program cre*ed for the needy kids strives to teach them some responsibility by allowing the youth to only spend $5 on foemsdves.
’To watch them figure out the prices, they come with IO oents of $25,” said Schoch. "h exposes them to th* people will give time, and when they grow up and become business people they can contribute the same way they were given to.”
Susie Garcia, director of the service center, agreed the program teaches admirable qualities to the kids and helps poor femilies, who on the other hand might not have any gifts for
"Anytime that anyone any group does something for someone else, I think that is wonderful," foe said ‘Th* just says a lot about our community.” The Breakfe* Lions take the 25 disadvantaged youths shopping after a hearty breakfe*. The Lions will take the kids on their mini shopping spree through H EB. this year.
The group will eat breakfe* * the superstore courtesy of H.E.B then go shopping.
Garcia helps pick the children through a random type process, and tries not to name the same kids to the program. Children ages 6-12 registered * the service center were eligible for the shopping trip. The director said she is touched by some of the choices
the kids make when buying gifts for family members.
"Sometimes they just want to do something extra for their parents,” she said "One little boy got some tools for his dad, some bought cookware for their moms and one little boy bought gloves for his mother.-One little gill told foe Lions she wanted to save her money, and she put sway the five dollars.
"This shows them * s young age to take care of their own femilies.” The community center is pleased the Lions involved it in such a worthwhile program, Garcia said After shopping, the children will bs taken to the New Braunfels Independent School District administrative building where the gifts are rappedOnly 13 more shopping days until Christmas! Shop New Braunfels First!