New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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48 Pages in four sections ■ Sunday, Dec. 11,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of EARLENE KLABUNDE
Birthday wishes from th* Harald-Zaltungl
Hie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Ken Bracks, JnUan Evans, Ear lane Klabande, Cindy Billers, Mark Zamora, Melanie Kodan, Sylvia Brehmer (Monday), Blaine Bracks (belated), Brittany Williams (belated), Dennis Williams (belated), Isabel Park, Frieda Biermann (Monday), Mary Buckles (Monday), Albert J. Haas, Reno O. Schumann, Hugh W. Coburn, Lee 0. Miller Rudy Seidel, Peggy Supulver (Saturday), Judene Goodson, Maria Dim (Monday), Alma Hodgea (Monday), Teresa Ingram (Monday), John Tut-man (Monday). Happy Annlvtr-eary to EW. A Ruby Neuse (90th!), Aiea & Carmen East-mm (90th!).
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Donations to H-Z Cho or Fund continuo
Area citizens have begun to (fofftifmy to tbe Herald-ZsUung’s annual Cheer Fund campaign, which provides food to needy local families for the unmnn nouoiyi*
Anyone wishing to donate can do so in person by coming by die HenkJ-Zdtung office
Lands St, or call Cheer Fund Director Ceral Aim Avery at 625-9144.
VolunSeen for food delivery are needed, Avery said. Anyone wishing to sign up for delivery can do so by celling Avery. Todt/i donations include:
■ Joe Scvcy - $50
■ Claude Dickens - $50
■ Terry Hardeman - $25
Or—I Thumb Qardan Club lunehBon bb!
The Green Thumb Garden dub's annual Christmas luncheon will be held in Forke Store atConrervationPlazaonDec. 13 it 11:30 am.
Members are asked to bring food for the childrens' shelter.
Dash tor Cash run anti swap moot today
A "Dash For Cash" poker nm and swap meet will be held today Bom IO un. to midnight at the Welcome Stop, kwiftri near the intersection of 1-35 and Hwy. 46
The proceeds from die event will barefit Toys For Tots. Admission is $5 or s can of food.
Latten to Santa Claus ac cs pf sd
The Herald-Zdtung is asking kids to submit letters to Sams Oaus for publication in a coining imua. Send letters to 707 Lands St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 or bring in person.
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NBISD bond package passes
Voters give approval to bond plan by two to one margin
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Voters by a 2 to I margin approved a $15 million bond package for the New Braunfels Independent School District Saturday.
The tiro pigyretkra on the bsllot both prosed, Proposition One 882 to 389, and Proposition Two 852 to 404.
School officials saki tire 6939 approval percentage for Prop. I and tire 67.83 fever on Prop. 2 were just slightly above tire majority from the last bond election passed in 1990. Both propositions passed in each of the five districts and absentee totals.
This election desk wife tire large* total in district history according to Superintendent Charles Biadberry. Still, only eight percent of tire district’s eligible voters actually voted, ju* leas than
the roughly 1,300 total ca* in the trustee election several months ago.
Bradbeny said the district would try to get the bond prooeas started as soon as possible.
“We probably can’t g* fee bonds settled before March,** he said. “We’ve already started with some plana. But we have to go through tire bids before we cai actually begin. We can’t start until we have tire money.”
The package calls for renovations at mo* campuses. Bradbury said adding classrooms to the high school and repairing roots there and at several other campuses would take priority.
“The fir* thing we have to do is build some classrooms at the high school,” he said “And we have some serious leak problems * several schools.”
It is unlikely th* any actual construction work can begin before the end of the current school
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year, he said Biadberry added th* the lowe* priority was probably tire new elementary in tire Memorial schools area. He said this new school would probably be bid in March of 19% and completed in 1997.
“We don't want lobe too late, as far as enrollment,” he said. “We’ll be in pretty good shape ” Estimated value of projects includes $4.3 million * NBHS, $2.9 million * NBMS, $265,640 * Memorial Elementary, $13 million * Seale,
$858,018 * Carl Schurz, $531,654 * Loire Star, $240,120 * tire Central Kitchen, $105,000 retire maintenance warehouse and $4.2 million fortis new elementary.
The district will restructure its bond debt by moving above tire $1.50 cap, which results in about a .05 cent increase per $100 valuation tire fir* year, decreasing as the old debt is paid off.
The NBISD estimates about three to four yon to erase old debt st which time any new debt fells back to tire $1 JO rate.
Just the right gift
Harvest from the Heart
Local catering business makes plans to host a feast for the needy at Christmas
By TECLO J. GARCIA
Henkt-Zeiung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Judy Bchitleder of the New Bramble Priakhret Uone Club —tats Leetonia Leoe In finding the right gift tor one of lur fondly member*. The Breakfast Lions, through Ilia help of the Community Bervftoe Center, took 29 loon! disadvantaged kids shopping Saturday where they were able to apend $30 • $28 af which was spent on Christmas gtfta for loved ones table Bigae given to them to spend on themselves. This year, tho group took tho kids to tho nag HEB auparaanftsr and als brsaktool al tho store courtesy rf HtB. Tire ehlMrsn were picked randomly By tho staff of tho Community Bandos Cantar. IQda agas i-12 wars eligible tar the trip. After tho shopping spree, the kids gars token tows* grauntoto tndapendent School Blathers administration building where they mapped their gifts.
Restaurants in the New Braunfels area come and go.
Molly Joel Catering managing partner Robert Konkel knows that.
Dealing with tire summer touri* surge and trying to stay afloat during tire visitor famished winter months can be a difficult task for a restaurant unless tire local residents support it. Konkel wants to thank Comal County residents for supporting his busmen. Molly Joe’s Catering entered its second year in business la* summer and the restaurant has been open for over five.
“We opened up knowing feat our location we were in was a tourists trap, but the community embraced ut," Konkel said. “In an effort to repay the community for its kindness and patronage, we’re sponsoring what we hope it will become an annual Christmas event—Harvest from the Heart.’’
The Dec. 23 meal, wife over than 3,000 expected, will be held in tire New Braunfels Civic Center.
HmrWd-Zmtung proc oy miLmacl uahnau. Hobart Konkel af Molly Joe's Catering (toll) and Bamloa Behest ara hi ley preparing turkeys for their Christmas ^Harvest Ira the Heart.”
•We had toyed with th* idea of -we win be Krving adopting families in th# past,
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the reiponie," Konkel arid of the number of people
to 8 pm. at tire civic center on the evening before Christmas eve,” Konkel said.
Hosting a community meal wit! take dozens of —
volunteers, using the center space and shipping most of fee food into tire building.
“We had toyed wife adopting families in the pare, but that was too individual” he said. This way everybody gets it”
Konkel said several low income and senior groups have cxprerocd intern* in attending. He mid tire community meal would give those who normally would not get a hot meal during the holidays tire chance to do so.
Both voluntary md monetary dorukions are needed wife tire tarit of feeding the people expected to attend tire meal, which Konkel hopes to make in annuli cvre*
Konkel estimates his *aff will cook and bone
IOO turkeys, mix up 230 gallons of dressing, 90 gallons of gravy, bike 35 full sheet spice SM dOTHl Of
and businesses who have come forward to heipi
Harvest from the Heart it oo-sponaored by Molly Joe’s Catering, Molly Joe’s, tire City of New Braunfels, the New Braunfels Herald-Zdtung and Texas 92 PM KNBT and AM1420 along with Maters Paper Co., Ullrich Produce Co., Ben E Keith Foods, Lab*t Food Service and Cains Coffee.
Derations to tire Halve* from tire Hea* will ga directly to offset expenses for food.
All labor to prepare and save tire meal will ba donated.
For more informreion about tire meal, or to volunteer some time, call Molly Joe's Caaoring* 625-2954 or 606-0083.
For subscription, advertising or news information, call 625-9144 (Metro 606-0846)