New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
IN SPORTS DAY - District 28-4A coaches’ girls All-District hoops team, 10A fjj
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Much 21,1845 March 21,1995
Weather/Water Watch/pollen count 2A
Presidents Day page...................7A
Sports Day .................10-12A
Birthday wishes from tho Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Troy Prtiss, Michael Anthony Villarreal,
I Alem Rote Villarreal, Linda | Anderson, Allison Roderick (18 at last!), Crystal Varela (Monday),
I Roger Brinkkoeter (50 yean!),
I Armando dc Gloria Ramirez, Erin Megan Hand (Happy 4th! - Monday), Howard Brandt (Monday), Nelrose Koepp (Monday), Cathy I Riedel, John Campbell, Shealynn I KUsling (Saturday), Domingo Vela (Friday), Rudy Juarez (Saturday), Juda Wing (Thursday),
I Peggy BrisgiU (Saturday), Sylvia Crabtree, Gem Kohlenberg (Monday), VaJUe Lanier (Mon-| day), Charles E. Schrlewer (Saturday), George Boose, Clyde W. Boothe, Gregory Cenote,
Bernard Baumbach (Saturday),
I Louise BuntedI (Saturday), UL Hon Fan (Saturday), Roberta McGurd (Saturday), Oscar | Nauert (Saturday), Frances Schroeder (Saturday), Marianne Smith (Saturday), Mons Twits (Saturday), Usa Beth Williams (Saturday), Mary Bitten, Jean Bloom, Howard Elckenhorst, Will (Bill) BUS, Bonnie Fleming,
Mary Flores, DannRa Hodges,
| Jean Jackson, A. Nuhn Jr., Barbara Perry, Martha Ritchey, BJ. Truhkr, Michele Boatwright (Monday), Johnny Classen (Monday), Mary Etten Honcho (Monday), Eugene Jebel (Monday), Rita Radosevich (Monday), Shirley Schaefer (Monday), Mary I Jane Schwab (Monday), Rosslyn I Fey (Saturday). Happy Anniver sary to Dee A Jsane Brannon (50th!), Frances A Arturo Cantu (34th!)
Banks, post offlcs to eloso for holiday
Many businesses will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday on Monday (tomorrow) including all local banks, post office, as well as New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD schools.
Cowboys T-shirts now availablo at H-Z
Commemorative Dallas Cowboys T-shirts are now available through the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.
Customers wishing to order these unique shirts may do so by placing orders at the Herald-Zeitung office, 707 Linda St. Customers should allow seven business days for delivery. Payment required upon ordering.
All sizes are available, including youth sizes and large adults sizes. Pot more information, call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 625-9144.
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New Braunfels hands Canyon 5-1 defeat Friday night to gain stop spot in District 52
■ See story, page 10A ■ (Right) NB junior Vince Bueno (11) batties for the bell.
40 Pagee in three sectiona ■ Sunday, Feb. 20,1904
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of KOCHAR, ANTHONY VILLARREAL
■Vol 142, No. 72
City, residents reach settlement
By ROSE MARIE EASH
The City of New Braunfels reached an agreement with the Marvin Westmeyer and the Way-man Krueger families Friday afternoon and acquired the airspace required to obtain a federal grant to repair runways at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport.
“We finally sewed up the thing,** said New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel. “At 4:45 p.m. Friday all four parties signed. We paid $22;292 which was somewhat less than their appraiser
City exchanges $22,000 for 14.82 acres of airspace with two local landowners Friday
had warned. Everybody’s happy. We can now get our $1.4 million grant to fix foe airport runway*.
“One runway will be totally rebuilt and the other runways will be resurfaced,” said Seidel. “It is something that baa to be done as a safety foetor. The Westmeyera and Kruegers will still have use of their land except they can’t build an antenna, bam or silo on that portion of it.**
The city had originally appraised foe land at 23 percent of its (value which they determined amounted to $6,000.
The landowners appraiser took an entirely different track according to Seidel and considered that the easement would devalue foe entire property. The landowners had asked for $30,000 in compensation.
The 14.82 acres of easement em only for foe airspace above the land and was needed for a runway protection zone to qualify foe city for foe $1.4 million federal grant The grant money will be used to acquire foe suspect and make foe needed runway improvements.
Seidel had announced last Monday that an agree mein was eminent.
Had an agreement not been reached, condemnation proceedings would have been initialed although foe city was anxious to avoid costly court actions according to Seidel.
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New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Parade Committee bald at wort: on April ’95 event
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Parade Committee Is inviting local dubs, school organizations, visiting groups and area businesses to participate in the Scsquicentcnniil Parade which will be held in April of 1995.
Letters will be —fled this week to load organizations asking for their participation. In addition, foe Parade Committee is inviting people who are mumm of foe original founding families of New Braunfels to also march or ride in foe panda.
rsnoi wommmec uhjhixbiiii Wilton Warracks Jr. said foe kafflN could plan to have their filmily reunions at the same time as the Sesquicentennial celebration.
“They should be ancestors of the original founding group od people who came here in 1845,** he said.
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I ne paxsoe wiu dc oroxen oown into three divisions, according to historical years. Entries should depict a specific time period. Division I incfodes foe years 1845 lo 1894. Division II includes foe years of 1895 to 1944 and Division III includes the ytaisof 1945to 199$.
Awsids will ba given for the beet floats. Judging categories include
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fest! vile * towns int dries - organizations, school organizations and commercial entries.
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dal eatdee and $10 for local orgaiti* zations.
Officials said there will be 00 charge fioy b0 Bottles of Behoof
Jdeee Rmt Butties bad be JBBssrchcci at the Sophlenburg Museum and Archives rn 200 North Seguin. Anyone interested should mike and appointment at foe Sophtenburg by eau 629-1900.
Th* parade wUl ba held April 22, 1995. For more information, contact Warned* rn 629-2213 before 6 pm. or Parade Committee Co-Chairman Margl Hendrick at 623-1884 after 6 pm.
iRegisttitJoo fbrms cen he obteined by writinc to Warnecke at Ascot Travel, 133 Lands Strait, New BtaunfUa Texas 78130.
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Jeffers, Dortha McCracken, IUP*. McCracken, Myrt Ort, Qeri Ray, Wilton Wemacki Sr.
Sales tax increase not as significant as officials had hoped
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Sales tax payments to foe City of New Braunfels were up riightipfrom mfl-
“Overall we are still maintaining a more than 5 percent increase,** abe
February 1993 to February 1994; however, the increase is not as high city officials had projected.
Sales tax payments to the city of New Braunfels increased by 124 percent from February 1993 to February 1994. The net payment was $363250 for February 1994 compared to $358,784 in February 1993.
*Tt*s about right where we wanted it, but it*i a little lese than what we expected,** said Sharon Day, financial director for the city of New Braunfels.
Februvy is a critical month for the city because the largest ales tax payment is usually made during that
mnrth The Behnikry payment iwrhiriff
sales tax from businesses who report monthly, quarterly and yearly.
Although foe payment ie not what the city had expected, Day said foe lower number should not affect foe
Sates tax payments to rte are estimated B $621,906, this is up 6.81 percent from the $581,019 collected during tins lame period in 1993.
Sates tax collections for the city of Garden Ridge were down by 53.7 percent in February. However, the city lf 191.88 Perce* for payments to dfctefc) 1994.
County payments are up 131 per-. cent La* year $204,689 wee collected during this payment period. In 1994, $207374 was collected.
Yew to chee, collections are up 10.99 percent in the county. The 1993 payments were $321,802 during this period compared to $357,195 bet year. ;
mr uxnpuouer xxn amp otuv- * ered $220 million in monthly astel tax rebates to 1,075 Texas cities and 111 counties, 3.6 percent increase over payment of $212 million in Febniary of last year.
Early voting off to record start, according to election officials
white only 45 had gone to foe palls for the Democratic primary.
However, 133 have requested mail in bellote forfoe Democratic primary compared to only 13 for foe Republican primary.
Votes may chi their balk* cady* the Cornel County Courthouse Aanx, Room 306, through March 4. This polling provides belk* for
•Ii precincts and is open Monday through Friday from 8 un to 4:30 pm
Voters may cwt balk* in citer tbs Democratic or Republican primary.
By ROBB MAM EASH
Early voting got off toe reooed-eet-ting Bait lait week with nearly 300 vat* cut in perron and about 150 bellote mailed out Only about 2,000 votes total were cast in the 1992 primary
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nearly 500 voten who have already participated indicate a record will vote this year.
The Republican primary has drawn the moat In person voters with 248 ballots celt as of 3:30 pm Friday
Grievance filed against John Curtis dismissed by state bar
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
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The Texas State Bar has dismissed a against local attorney John filed by Charles Balonis, father of murder victim Kathie Balonis.
Curtis received notice that the grievance had been dismissed Thursday afternoon.
The letter to Curtis from the state bar says, “No action on your part is necessary. This cate has been filed and dismissed ai an inquiry and ii not classified aa a complaint under the
The grievance was filed with the Texas State Bar on Jan. 21. The grievance Otwell 17 arew with which Balonis disagrees.
He said the areas deal with the appeal Ated by Houston roomey Stanley Schneider and Curtis
“I don't know all the allegations he (Balonis) bmHb lf either me or Stanley Schneider engaged in anything dis* honeat tire court of appels certainly would have teen that,** wk! Curtis.
“The court of appeals ravened tire care of conduct by the nietiitl
Attorney,** he said.
“The Third Court of Appeals was aware of what foe frets of foe case are/* aid Curtis.
Another grievance was flied Schneider No information wu available on the status of that grievance.
Both Schneider and Curtis hive Up
resented Jack Warren Devil, tire man accused of killing Kathte Balonis in her New Braunfels Oaks Apartments in November 1989.
Devil wu aneared shortly after tire incident and chewed with avital murder. He ww convicted of the offense in 1990.
The appeal in tire eau wu filed three yean SBO.
Curtis, who Is a candid— for district judge, tire timing of tire filing wu unfortunate.
The grievance wu filed apparel-namely 40 days baft— the primely Bas
“Unfofturertely btroiitt of tire rimy of tire filing, it appean fore tire grievance is political.*' mi Curtis.
Devil’ eau bu bean hrougfr into tire modish! recently after a beeline was
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held to derermina if enough avidin* was svaUhbte for Davis to Band trial.
The judge in the hearing determined Devil timid Bald trial. However, during ywQrtmr hearing, tire Mine judge appnwH | Kilfli foe I bond iMtmifli
and Davie wu Mimed ob • $50)008
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Dona ne ■ RBreay living in uuupon MIM with his fondly and wife.Don’t miss Horizons 194- Coming March 27 in the Herald-Zeitung!