New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
Four Sections, 44 Pages
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If you read nothing else, which we hope you do, read the Forum column on Page 4A. There is a letter from a lady concerning City of New Braunfels’ garbage bag limit policy.
It Is perhaps one of the best written letters we have received. Certainly it is the funniest in a long while and worth the time to read completely and show to someone else....
Betty Walls, the newly appointed chairman of Comal County’s Keep Texas Beautiful campaign, invites all clubs, organizations and interested persons to participate in the project which intends to win the Governor’s Award for community achievement in litter prevention.
Betty says, “Many of you have been active in beautification projects every year, I want to pull all of these efforts together and achknowledge you for your efforts, find out your plans for 1967 projects and give others the opportunity to participate in a more visible success story and possibly win New Braunfels the coveted Governor’s Award.
“Keep New Braunfels Beautiful” will have its first meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m in the First Federal Savings and Loan meeting room,
IM Main Plaza. Enter through the side door near the back of the parking lot and go to the second floor.
For more information, call Betty at 625-0662.
Betty will show the film “The Winner is Texas” and will coordinate the various interest groups.
The achievement award is judged by points earned in areas such as clean up, public awareness, education in schools, law enforcement, recycling, and quality of life.
Betty invites interested persons to bring ideas and specific areas that should be.addressed. You're right Betty, the time has come. ..
Easy Hall, the president of the Comal County Sheriffs Posse, dropped by something that group Is very proud of. The sheriffs posse has been awarding college scholarships to area high school seniors for 16 years now and has just this month received the first 'progress report’ from a scholarship recipient.
Denise A. Woody, now living in Houston, writes: “Dear President.
As a recipient of one of your hih school scholarships (NBHS a ass of IMI) I would enjoy taking a moment to update you on my educational and personal progress over the past six years.
“I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in August 1965 (with a minor concentration in biology) from Texas Woman’s University and received my Texas State license in November 1965.
Since September 1915.1 have been enhioyed by The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research (TIRE*, where I have specialized in wotting with spinal cord injury and pediatric patients.
“I further plan to obtain a master's decree in education beginning after my wedding in May 1967, so that I may eventually teach physical therapy at a university health science center.
“I appreciated the help that I received from your organization at the beginning of my higher education. Thanks once again. Sincerely. Denise A. Woody."
Mr. Hall said that although the gtiup enjoys awarding scholarships sod will continue to do so, it is still aloe to hear what the kids do with that money. You're right, Easy ...
Wtllkommen sum New Braunfels Gregor Heiaemaan. He’s a German exchange student who will be staying with tho Joseph Quinn family in Royal Forest Subdivision until July. Ongor will attend Smithaon Valley HI# School...Tire Menu
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speak out on 1987
property tax hike
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
A straw poll of New Braunfels’ seven City Council members indicates most are at least willing to discuss increasing ad valorem property taxes as a means of providing additional revenues needed for city services such as fire and police.
Only Mayor Ed Sciantarellt spoke against a property tax increase. Precinct 4 council member George Erben and council members-at-large James Goodbread and Max Winkler all said they favored raising ad valorem rates
Barbara Tieken, member-at-large, called the question “premature” while Precinct 2 member Loraine Kraft offered a “no comment”. Mayor pro-tem Ramon Chapa Jr., said he would base hts decision on city staff recommendations
City Manager Joe Michie and Budget Director Court Thleieman have both gone on record as favoring ad valorem rate increases. In an earlier interview Michie commented. “I ve said many times that ad valorem taxes do not pay for police or fire here I think property taxes should pay for those things that protect property ”
The current property tax levy la S cents per HOO evaluation and brings in some Si 2 million annually to city coffers According to a list published by the Texas Municipal League. New Braunfels has the lowest ad valorem tax base statewide, with the exception of Eagle Pass, of cities with populations of 20,000 to 35,000.
Besides ad valorem taxes, the city
also relies on governmental transfers of monies from the utilities, public “user fees” and city sales tax reciepts for general operating revenues.
The police department, budget for which is about SI.6 million, seeks additional patrolmen and funds to update their in-house computer system. The fire department’s budget is expected to be some SI million for the upcoming budget year.
In comparison, Greenville, with a population of 22.161. has a property tax rate of 58 cents. Corsicana, population 21.712, taxes at a rate of 41 cents, while McKinney, with 20.000 residents, collects 62 cents per $100 in ad valorem taxes. Closer to home, Seguin, with a population of 17,854 has a 56-cent levy Others are San Marcos, population 23,420, 49 cents; Kerrville, population 15.276,46 cents; Boerne, population 3.229.31 cents
Property taxes were raised locally 7.9 percent last year and can be raised once a year at any given time, usually in time to be effective during the current billing period Michie said that of the current levy. 19 cents goes to the general operating fund with the remainder paying for bonded debt. He noted that percentages applied for bond coverage remain un-
Thieieman saki low property taxes here la something to be proud of He said city government is too dependent an other sources of revenue and favors ad valorem rate increases of 5 to 6 percent over tile next few years
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4-H member Kristi Reimer won the prize for reserve champion steer at Saturday's 4-H Livestock Show at the Comal County Fairgrounds. There were more than 200 steers, lambs, hogs and rabbits at the competition and we'll have all the winners in Tuesday's edition of the Herald Zeitung.
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
Authorities in Seguin have located toe missing truck of a rural Coma) County man found slain Dec. 28.
The blue and silver 1983 GMO pickup owned by Joe Martinez was found abandoned in front of the Fairview Apartments on Seguin’s south side The truck was found Thursday, though the information was not released until Friday afternoon.
The 75-year-old man s bludgeoned body was discovered in the early morning hours of Dec 28 sprawled across the railroad tracks of the Union Pacific near Conrad and Hunter Roads, only a few miles from toe victim’s home. Two Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on routine patrol discovered the body after spotting a bloody mattress near the road * Authorities have been searching for the truck believing it was taken by the man’s attackers.
Martinez had been brutualiy beaten to death. Comal County Sheriffs department investigators theorize the man was killed elsewhere and left on the tracks to be run over by a train an apparent attempt to cover evidence of the slaying.
Authorities released no other information related to the case as they continue their investigation
Canyon hydro plans coming to a head
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
Officials involved with toe Canyon Dam hydroelectric project said leat week they are coming down the home stretch after six years of planning the project. Final government approval, though, is not yet in place end opponents of the project show no shows of backing down
Bob Sohn, New Braunfels Utilities
Financing, bond issue next on agenda
manager, said Thursday that he wee headed to Austin for one more meeting with attorneys and consultants to work out toe details of financing toe proposed $12 5 million hydroelectric plant The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, which is heeding toe push toward construction, has estimated
that the project will deliver about 25 million kilowatt hours of electricity to New Braunfels residents annually GBRA has agreed to sell the power from the proposed plant to NBU Attorneys from the GBRA and NBU were in Austin Friday ironing out the details of a financing package that will be presented to the New
Braunfels City Council during a workshop Thursday. Council is not expected to consider approving the financing until its Feb. 2 meeting Sohn said a meeting in Dallas last Tuesday between NBU, GBRA and Soloman Brothers financial consultants went very well He said the work group drew up a resolution for a
$12 5 million bond issue Sohn ex plained that a resolution is and official statement needed to issue bonds
The resolution will be presented to the GBRA board of directors for its approval GBRA is issuing the bonds and NBU is acting as a customer of the plant.
GBRA’s directors approved the resolution in August when the river
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Rezoningsand bids on council's agenda
New Braunfels City Council will hold its first regular meeting of 1967 Monday night et 7:30 p.m* in the New Braunfels Utilities meeting room
Following the approval of toe minutes, toe agenda in order Is:
— Consider appointing two members to the board of commissioners of the housing authority for two year terms ending Jan. 22, 1989.
— Consider third end final reading of an ordinance providing for changes in the schedule of teas for the use of picnic spaces on weekends and holidays by patrons of recreational facUitias.
— Consider second reading of an ordinance designating toe structure at 1297 Gruane Road, known aa the Erhardt Noose house, as a historic landmark.
— Couther sarond reading of an ordinance resorting 2579 W. San Antonio Strait to C-l (local business) district.
— Consider first rending of an ordinance adjusting various rental charges for use of Now Braunfels Civic Center.
— Consider first reeding of an ordinance adjusting the fees charged for use of toe ^ring-fed swimming pool and too olympic pool in Landa Part.
— Considar (tnt reading af an ordinance governing tot Beearn of public ri#t-of-w*y frbm private
between the city of Now Braunfels and Espoy, Huston and Associates. Inc., consulting engineers for preparation off additional p||M and specifications relative to County Line Road street drainage improvement pro-lect
— Consider the request of My Place Restaurant to erect an off-pramise sign over the public right-of-way on West San Antonio Street adjacent to the Lux Appliance Store.
— Consider authorizing toe city manager to reginal proposals for a watershed management study and plan.
— Consider directing toe city at-torney to prepare a calling for an eiaction lo tot city charter to changs I of regular city Otwell factions and to provide for council members to take their eau* of of-
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Kuykendall leads double life
EV OANAOVERSTREET Staff Writer
Talk to Myles Kuykendall and you’re talking not only to one good ol’ boy. but also to a bandit, stunt man, actor's double and stand in
Kuykendall, who has lived in this area for almost 20 years, provides security for many of the movies made in Texas. And since he’s readily available on toe movie sets, directors have often called on him to take part in about 20 films shot in the Lone Star State. “When they need you and they like you. that means a lot,” Kuykendall said
lf you watch closely, you might see Kuykendall in Resurrection, Raggedy Man, Honeysuckle Rose,, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Fan dangs, Attack on Terror, as Ben Johnson’s stand-in in Sugarland Express and moat recently, as a bandit who gats "blown away” in Uphill All tot Way with Roy Clark and Mal Ttllis
Tomorrow night, viewers might gat to aet Kuykendall on the hour-long tptHi1 on toe “Making of Red Headed Stranger," KuykendaU'a latest adventure with WUU# Nelson. The special, which incorporates fUm dips and interviews with the cast, wU! be shown at 9:20 p m on tot Nashville Network. The movie is expected to be released In February.
KuykandaU has bam active in movie security and bit parts since the IfKOs. Hit business is toe security, but toe acting is done for free. "We’ve alf got a little hominess hi us," ho said. "It’s living in a fantasy world and making It come to reality. In reality, wa’re aU actors, soma are
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