New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The business counselor from the University ofTexu at Sen Antonio School of Bullnut will be in the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office all day Tuesday, Dee. 21, to offer flee advice to email businesaes. These ser-vices ara also available fer people considering starting a new business. Aims of counseling include expansion, management, pra-veo-tun feeribility, loan packaging, cash flow and mom. Call 625-2315 to make an appointment for this free, confidential service.
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Money and juvenile crime dominate commissioners court meetingBy ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writ*
Issues discussed in Thursdays Com-misswners Court session vveie a reflection of some of the most significant issues faced by many citizens over the past year—Money, die preservation of natural resources and crime and punishment.
Money — A somewhat heated discussion took place concerning the authority of the county treasurer to move county funds from one investment instrument to another. County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew expressed his opinion that hr followed cdurity policy within the authority delegated to him by commissioners in moving some county funds from the state’s TexPooi investments to investments with Victoria Bank and Trust.
Commissioner Neil Craigmile who helped draw up the county’s policy concerning investments asked that the oounty treasurer get authorization from commissioners court to move funds from one instrument to another on a case by case basis. His motion was passed. County Judge Carter Casteel asked that a committee of appropriate personnel including some commissioners meet to discuss the county's policy, how it should be interpreted and whether changes were required.
Her motion was also passed.
Preservation of Natural Resources — A group of citizens whose property is acy scent to a new subdivision in the western part of Comal County qxfee of their concern for the protection of the already strained Glen Rose strata of the Trinity Aquifer. The proposed subdivision may add approximately 600 new homes to an area already plagued by water quality and quantity problems.
Commissioners approved the ti ret section of the subdivision saying they had no basis to do otherwise. According to County Attorney Nathan Rhein-lander the county does have the authority to act as a regulatory body if there is a threat to public health.
Other options which could provide some relief could include a change in the county’s acreage requirements for individual septic systems. Raising the minimum acreage required from the present one acre would provide some limit to the number of such systems in the county.
Commissioner Moe Schwab also expressed his concern that potential buyers be made aware that they may be required to install more costly evaporation septic systems in some areas.
Crime and Punishment — The Comal County Juvenile board recommended the hiring of a consultant on the development of a juvenile lockup based on the needs of Comal County only and commissioners accepted their recommendation.
Prior to entering into a contract with anyone, the court will have the opportunity to discuss and determine what will be included in the consultation. A reduction in the available placement facilities has created a crisis situation according to local juvenile probation officials. While a juvenile detention center would be expensive, officials ray It is needed to keep the county safe and control juvenile crime.
Bd Nolan of Canyon Lake asked that every other possible solution be examined before committing to building a local fedlity.
In other bus!nets, commissioners accepted the rerignation of Constable Danny Selfed wife has announced hit candidacy for oounty commissioner in precinct WI.
Mobile home fire ruled accidental
The Comal County Fire Marshal has determined that a fire that occurred at a mobile home near Canyon Lake Thursday morning was accidental Fire Marsha) Milton Willmann said the fire was causod by an electrical problem, with damage estimated at
No ir\juries were reported in the fire, which destroyed a double-wide mobile home located it 342 Sir Arthur Wty in the Rolling Hills subdivision at about 4 i m. The owner of the home, Frank Col logwood, was not home when the fire occurred.
Jobless rate creeps up
JINNI FER POMPEI Writer
The unemployment rate in Comal County continued to increase during November, according to statistics released by the Texas Employment Commission.
The unemployment rate for November ii 6,7 percent. This is up from the 6,4 percent reported In October. However, the Increase is not significant ainee the work force is also increasing, according to Alfred Dobwv roe, labor market analyst for the TEC.
In November, the number of poople unemployed was 1,907. The total workforce numbered 26,664.
In October, the number unem
ployed was 1,835. The total workforce was 26,547.
•The unemployment rate can be misleading. U la up over the year, but the number of employed ii going up The arca is not losing jobs," said Dc barn*
'The San Antonio metropolitan area is aecond as far ai new job growth Comal is one of the counties listed in tbs San Antonio metropolitan statistical area," he said The state unemployment rate is 6.9 percent, San Antonio's unemployment rate is 5.7 percent.
In November 1992, the unemployment rate was 5,6p*acm, The number of unemployed wart 1,501 and the total workforce numbered 25,172.
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42 Pages in three sections ■ Dec. 26,1993 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of FRANCES NOWOTNY ■ Vol. 142, No. 32Birthday wishes!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Laura Vela, Temo Barrera, Donna Lynn Grabill, Audio Simmons, Angie Gonzalez, Erie Havriuut, Moory Ann Van Horn, Merck Anthony Barbozn (Ii years) boneen Clara Espinoza, Gregory Dome, Sara Montemayor, Ginger Cadded, Irmo Feibebnan, and Dom Volo. Happy Anniversary to: Lope and Elsie Parodez, Happy belated birthdays to: Franees Nowotny, Jay Steven Harshest, MieheUna Wages, Leon Lasehomb, Michelle Voges, Elm Pinson, and JoA an Caballero. Happy belated anniver-Maries to Kenneth and Christine Rya!* and Caesar and Ruby Sasse, 61 years.
Chsar Fund donations
The Herald-Zeitung Cheer fund, built on community donations, was enough to purchase 250 baskets of food this year, 25 more than last year.
Today's donations include:
■ Anonymous - $5 ■ Leroy, Judene, Colby and Kyia Goodson - $25 Ii Gretchen Ryals - $25 ■ Jumbo and Nan Evans $25 Today's Total • $7,506.0613«h Bridal Fair schodulod for Jan. 3
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Association will host its 13th annual Bridal Fair at the New Braunfels Civic Center, located at 380 S. Seguin St
Admission is $3. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
All facets of planning a wedding from engagement to honeymoon to moving into a Ant home are represented by the bridal consultants participating — including jewelry, hair styling and nail care, flowers and other special decorations, catering, photography, wedding dresses, hotels, reception rooms, honeymoon travels, chinaware, and more.
A bridal gown fashion show will be interrupted only by the awarding of exquisite prizes given by participating businesaes. This year's prizes will include groom's gifts as well. You're invited to visit the booths of each participating business to see what services and items they have to offer and to register to win each consultant's giveaway.
Herri&Zebung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Hank Psarcs, (facing camera) helps unload the 250 baskets of food bought by the Herald-Zeitung Cheer Fund for needy families this Christmas Texan Warehouse Foods offered the tow bld for the food, which was delivered for the third year In a row by Joe Miller's Wholesale Beer. Toys were delivered from the Community Service Center as well. This was the 12th year of the Cheer Fund, which hat helped more than 2,000 local families.
Building continues brisk paceBy JENNIFER ROMP EL Staff Writer
Single family building permits in the city of New Braunfels continued to rise during the month of November, according to statistics released by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
Permits increased from four in November 1992 to 12 in November 1993. This is a 200 percent change.
However, oounty building permits decreased from 31 in November 1992 to 27 in November 1993. This is a 12.9 percent decrease.
The month-to-month changes can be deceptive, according to Michael Meek, executive vice president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
He said despite die decrease In permits in November, the county is still
showing a more than 50 percent increase for the year.
"We can’t look at any one month,” he said. ‘‘We’ve reached almost 400 homes in the county and are in the 160 to 170 range in the city. This is one of the top three to four yean in the last 25 years.”
"A decrease is nothing to worry about. There is no way to look at one month to the next,” said Meek.
The last time the city had as many as 165 permits issued was in 1984, according to Meek. In 1978,168 permits were issued. During 1983, 209 were issued and in 1984,246 permits were issued.
"I don’t seen any reason why we shouldn’t at least reach these (1993) levels in 1994,” said Meek. "1994 should be another good year in single family custom homes.”
The number of muW-frmily build
ing permits issued in New Braunfels is decreasing. Meek said he is hoping a apartment complex will be built in New Braunfels soon.
"It’s something we need. We have had inquiries from developers throughout 1993. Possibly in 1994, one or two complexes will be built
"We could absorb IOO to 200 apartments in 1994. There is a waiting list at almost all apartments,” said Meek.
The year-to-date totals show New Braunfels permits have increased 54.9 percent. In January to November 1992,102 permits were issued, compared to 158 during the same period in 1993.
The county is showing a 50.2 percent year-to-date increase. In 1993, 395 permits have been issued between January and November. Statistics show 26J permits were issued during the same period in 1993.Today’sTexas Lottery numbers are: 6 -14 - 16-25-33-45 Jackpot $3 Million