New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
Council sends shopping center back to planners
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Developer John Thomas will go before the Planning
and /vining Commission one more time with plans for a 'hopping mall and office park.
(’tty Council last night looked at Thomas’ proposal for in a /■♦a i a< to tract southwest of the intersection of Texas ii and I >>op JJT But Council instructed Thomas to return :■> th.- Planning Commission because he agreed to add i; alitions to a special use permit.
Plan ling and Zoning on Dec. 4 recommended that un- ii approve a special use permit for the property. I Mai permit leaves the zoning at R-2 (single-family and ’ ami\ i and at CM (local business) as long as I Canos complies with the conditions set forth in the special permit.
If he were to sell the property, the zoning classification would revert to R-2 and C-l.
Thomas wants to build a one-story shopping mall on the C-l property and professional-looking buildings on the strip of R-2 property.
At the Dec. 4 Planning meeting, Thomas agreed to five conditions — an 8-foot masonry fence between the property and the homes behind it, garbage containers at the ends of the projects, front delivery into the stores, a 30-foot setback, and a 15-foot greenbelt and 15-foot fire lane between the buildings and the masonry fence.
Last night, Thomas told Council he had again talked with some of the neighboring residents and had agreed not to allow a dance hall, bar or arcade in the project.
Thomas said he agreed to limit the building to one story, as the neighbors had requested. He also asked Council last night to allow him a 15-foot setback at the
narrow end of the development rather than a 30-foot setback because the lots are so small at that end.
"Very rarely do we act on something as a change,” said Mayor Barbara Tieken, explaining why the proposal should be sent back to the Planning Commission.
Chuck Engler, who lives in the area, said Thomas also had agreed to some other conditions, such as soundproofing the fence, that Planning and Zoning did not include in its recommendation.
Commission chairman David Hartmann said he would include the other conditions. “Those more detailed specifications are on the tape (of the Dec. 4 Planning meeting),” he said. “I will be sure they are listed.”
Also Monday, Council approved the first reading of an ordinance re-zoning 42.594 acres bounded by PM 1044, IH 35 West, South Mesquite Avenue, and Green Meadows Subdivision.
[.and owner Gerald Williams originally wanted to change the zoning from R-l (single family) and R-2 to C-3 (commercial). However, after talking to neighbors, Williams agreed to keep a small portion of the property at R-l, and have the front portion zoned C-l and the rear portion, C-3.
Williams said prospective buyers will be told they must provide drainage systems that meet city standards.
Council also approved the first reading of an ordinance re-zoning 4 acres on Church Hill Drive from R-2 to C-l.
Agent William Gallagher said the owners may join owners of adjacent commercial-zoned property in a commercial venture that may include businesses and multi-family housing.
Council must read the ordinances twice more before the zoning changes are effective.
Calendar of Events
N»w Braunfels ISI) trustees:
9) p in Tuesday. New Braunfels I bell School library.
I I dines Review committee: 4 p.m. Wednesday, parks and r ecreation office.
Options and Opportunities committee 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dittlinger Memorial Library.
New Braunfels Lodge 1109
(Masons): 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, lodge hall.
Lake Dunlap Fire Department Vuxiliary Christmas party, 7:30
p ii. tuesday, River Bend
Four Seasons Garden Club:
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Rotary Club: noon Wednesday, Eagles Hall.
Homemakers: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Schwamkrug’s Steakhouse.
Parents of Twins: 7 p.m.
Wednesday, St. Paul Lutheran Church.
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City sales tax receipts rose in October
October sales tax payments to the city are up over those paid in 1983 — a trend duplicated by the total that has been paid so far in 1984.
New Braunfels will receive $121,525.31 as its share of taxes collected on sales made in October and reported in November.
October 1983 payments amounted to $87,000.
Total payments in 1983 to this point were $1,407,072, compared to the 1984 year-to-date total
This month’s checks are the first to reflect receipts from taxes on new goods and services collected for the first time beginning Oct. 2. said State Comptroller Bob Bullock.
On Dec. 7, Bullock sent checks totaling $57.4 million in local tax payments to the 997 cities that levy the one percent local sales tax.
The city of Seguin raised $74,405 in October —
$10,000 more than in 1983. Seguin’s year-to-date total also is up over last year’s - $1,118,180 in 1984 and $978,264 in 1983.
Schertz will receive a check for $20,739. That city made $12,949 in Oc t ober 1983.
Approximately $11,000 will go to San Marcos. That figure dropped $2,000 from Hie October 1983 total of $117,121. So far this year. San Marcos has made $1,533,437 on the local sales tax collecion.
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Local Kroger not involved in water recall
From staff and wire reports
HOUSTON — Hundreds of bottles of water are being withdrawn from the shelves at 170 Kroger grocery stores in Texas and louisiana because of the possibility some of the water contains fecal coliform bacteria, company officials said.
However, the Kroger manager here said the New Braunfels store was not affected by the withdraw!, because the bottled water had never reached the local shelves.
Mark Lowry, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Health, said Monday that the agency tested 18 one-gallon containers, and that four contained the bacteria — which is not a contaminant, but is used to determine if contamination is present.
Peter Jerkin, director of public affairs for Kroger, said the one-gallon plastic bottles were taken from Springdale drinking water and were dated Aug. 24, 1985, and July 31, 1985.
“We have not been ordered to remove this water from the shelves,”
I firkin told the Houston Chronicle. “We are doing it voluntarily as a precaution."
There have been no reports of sickness from the water, Kroger and health officials told the newspaper.
The Springdale water is purified and bottled at Vandervoort’s Dairy in Fort Worth, Kroger officials said. The Chronicle reported that state officials are in the process of inspecting the dairy to see if it was the source for the bacteria.
In addition to the bacteria, health officials in Galveston found tiny glass or plastic beads in bottles marked with a June 23, 1985, date, said Joe Vickery, chief sanitarian for the health district.
As a precaution, company officials last week removed hundreds of bottles of Springdale water from stores in Galveston and Houston.
Arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Guerun Nelson. 69, of 818 Karen Lane. San Antonio. She died Tuesday, Dec. ll, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio.
Services for D.C. Jennings of 933 Highway 46 South were at 2 today at Zoeller Funeral Home. The Revs. Norman Starling and J. Lethel Roberts of San Marcos officiated, and burial was to be in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Jennings, 81, died at 8 a m. Monday, Dec. IO. at his residence. He was born on Jan. 15, 1903 in Travis County to John VV. and Dicy Dolle (nee Hicks) Jennings. He married Dora Cecilia (nee Aver) Jennings on Nov. ll, 1926 in Koerth, and lived in New Braunfels for 20 years. He was a Church of Christ minister.
Survivors include hts wife, Dora C. Jennings of New Braunfels; daughters. Mrs. Grade Belk of Marble Falls, and Mrs. Arlean Duggins of San Marcos; son, David L. Jennings of New Braunfels; sister, Mrs. Blanche Moore of Victoria; nine grandchildren, and six greatgrandchildren.
Aline Elizabeth Adams
Graveside services for Aline Elizabeth Adams of 821 Highway 81 West w ill be at 2 p.in Wednesday in Rosewood Memorial Park in Humble under the direction of Zoeller Funeral Home. Mrs. Adams, 92, died at 6 pm. Saturday, Dec. 8, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. The daughter of Randolph and Willamina (nee Klein) Evelt, she was born on Aug. 16, 1892 in New Orleans. La. She later married Ansley A. Adams Jr., who died in 1963. She was a Comal County resident for four years, a housewife and was affiliated with the Lutheran church.
Two daughters, Ahda Moss of Dallas, and Margante Veillon of New
Braunfels, survive her. along with a son. Ansley A. Adams of San Saba, and a sister. Margarite Dimerling of Beaumont. Seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild also survive her.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for Ruby Jentsch of Route 8, Box IGI, New Braunfels. The Rev. J. Linwood Kennedy of New Braunfels will officiate, and burial will be rn Comal Cemetery. Miss Jentsch. 80, died at 12:55 a.m. Monday, Dec. IO, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. She never married. She was the daughter of Ixiuis and Ida (nee Paulusi Jentsch, and was born on Sept. 12, 1904 in Comal County. She was a member of the First Protestant United Church of Christ, and belonged to the Blue Bennett Grange, Frauen Verien and Comal County Senior Citizens.
Her sister. Mrs. Henry firma) Vetter, and brother, Raymond Jentsch, both of New Braunfels, survive her.
Memorials may be given to the F irst Protestant United Church of Christ.
Margaret L. Smithwick
Services for Margaret L. Smithwick of 627 lakeview Blvd., were at 2 today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. The Rev. Howard Thrift of New Braunfels officiated, and burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio. Mrs. Smithwick, 77, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Eden Home for the Aged. Born on Dec. 18, 1906, in New Braunfels, she was the daughter of Herman G. and Anna (nee Mergele) Schmidt. She later married Thomas Smithwick, who preceded her in death in April of 1977. She had lived in New Braunfels since 1975, and prior to that, was a resident of Freeport. She was also a housew ife and a member of the First Baptist Church in New Braunfels.
She is survived by her mother, Anna Schmidt of New Braunfels; daughter, Glenda Murrell of Scottsdale, Anz.; three grandchildren,
and one great-grandchild Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society
Ella Gold Seeger
Graveside services for Kila Gold Seeger were held Dec. IO at 3 p.in. at Sunset Memorial Burial Park in San Antonio w ith the Rev. James Heineke of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating.
A resident of New Braunfels for 15 years, Seeger. 91. died Dec. 8 at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio The daughter of Albert G. and Elise (Albrecht) Gold, she was born near Clear Springs on April 1,1893 She was preceded in death bv her husband, Claude M. Seeger and a baby daughter. Goldie Fay Seeger is survived bv two sisters. Mrs. Millie Gold Holland of New Braunfels, and Mrs. Hedwig Gold Peterson of San Antonio.
David R Ammerman Sr.
Chief Warrant officer David R Ammerman died Nov. IT as a result of a military aircraft accident near Belton, Texas.
Among the survivors are his parents-in-law. Mack and Kathryn Ball of Canyon Ixike; his wife Susan; and daughters. Vicki, Sherry. Kimberly and Jennifer, all of louisville. Texas; and his daughter Michelle and son David Jr., of Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska; parents, Daniel I) and Maxine L. Ammerman of Flat Rock. Mich.; brothel Jerry Ammerman of Flat Rock; sisters. Linda Yielding and Diane Harrison, both of Flat Rock, and Sharon Bone of Mojave. Calif.
A native of Detroit, Ammerman enlisted in the United States Air Force July 17,1964 Ammermans decorations and awards included the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Army Aviator Badge, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Texas Faithful Service Medal.
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