New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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July 24, 1991
Vol. 139, No. 177
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY I Home of Penny Crawfordlimo
One Section, 16 PagesStammtisch Unusual
Sporting a shine
The New Braunfels Herald-Zesting wishes “happy birthday” today to Sarah Lynettc Paredez, Shelly Reeves, Oscar Barboza Sr., Bucky Smith, Jessica Batey, Jimmy Owens, Shirley Vetter, Frankie Neeley and Ann Nelson.
Belated birthday greetings to Freddy Leos and Lori Timmermann.
Celebrating an anniversary today, Clarence and Wallie Now-otny and Mike and Lisa Batey.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we'd like to share in the greetings.
David Owens will play his folk tunes Thursday at the Landa Park Dance Slab beginning at 7:30 p.m. as the Concerts in the Park series continues. The concert is free and open to the public.
Senior s club
Senior Mexican-American Club will meet Thursday at Cypress Bend Park at 7:30 p.m. Any seniors attending Canyon. New Braunfels or Smithson Valley high *. (tools arc invited to attend and join.
Cheerleader car wash
New Braunfels Middle School cliecrleadcrs are planning to wash cars Tuesday, July 30 at the parking lot adjacent to HFB grocery store on West Sin Antonio Street from I to 4 p m The cheerleaders are raising money for a number of projects.
Agencies United For Child Abuse Prevention will meet for its quarterly meeting Thursday. July 25 at noon at Molly Joe's Restaur ani. Sherry Britton, coordinator of On-Ooing Family Support for HOSPICE will be the guest speak cr. Members should bring quarter ly reports
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church is sponsoring tis annual summer festival Aug. 2 and 3 at the church, 138 W Austin. Festive ties begin Friday, Aug 2 at 6 pin. with free admission Grounds open 8 a rn Saturday with a volleyball tournament Plenty of food, a car nival, and dances are planned Bible school
Vacation Bible School wit) he held ai Harmony Sexist Church, 1472 Texas 46 South July 29 through Aug 2 from 9 am. to noon each day for children three years old through the twelfth grade, To preregister call 629-2293 Realty class
New Braunfels Board of Real' tors is sponsoring six houri of Tex aa Real Estate Commission Mandatory Continuing Education July 23 ai the Faust Hotel. All licensed real estate agents and brokers arc required to comolete IS hours of training for license renewal
Offered will be “Buyer Agency'
from leo 4 30 pm end he Real denuxi Unit As An Investment’ from 6 to 9:30 pm Fee per course ii $35 for New Braunfels association members. $40 for Texas Also elation of Realtors mam ben and
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indecency with child
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
An eleventh indictment was handed down by a Comal County Grand Jury against a 60-year-old New Braunfels man who has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child, officials said.
The latest indictment against James Calvin Lewis, 60, of the 400 block of Academy Street is on a charge of display of harmful material to a minor. This is the first lime this charge has bean used in Comal County, officials with the District Attorney’s office said.
Harmful material is defined as appealing to the prurient interest of a minor or being patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable for minors and is utterly without redeeming social value for minors.
Lewis allegedly exhibited a pornographic videotape for a young girl, officials said.
In June, Lewis was indicted four times on charges of aggravated assault and indicted six times on charges of indecency with a child.
Todd Robinson pumps some iron during Unicorn Football Camp at New Braunfels High School. Young football players are attending the camp to prepare for a future that may include varsity play. See related photo. Page 11. (Photo by Annexes Schlickenneder)
Logistics big part of balloting process
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writ*
Absentee voting has started for the August IO election and the predictable confusion has hit some area voters.
What's confusing is the fan that there are at least four different ballots that must be cast by voters in the city of New Braunfels First of all. the voter should go to the municipal building at 424 S. Casten Ave. Here a simple “for or against” ballot which “allows licenses and permits to retail dealers, private clubs and mixed alcoholic beverage establishments for authority to sell. serve and consume alcoholic beverages on Sunday between the hours of I n m and 2 un and on any day except Sunday between the houri of 12 midnight and 2 un "
In other words, bart can sell alcohol until 2 ain. Proponents say this
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will keep money in the community by preventing people from having to go outside the city for I ate-night drinking Opponents believe the ordinance will lead to unruly behavior, increased drunken driving and more problems for police The next stop will be the County Courthouse at IOO Main Plaza. Here the ballot will concern two proposed amendments to the Texas constitution The first amendment is a “for or against” vote to “allow the voters of a county education district to adopt certain tax exemptions from the district's ad valorem taxation for residence homesteads and to provide for the taxation of personal property ” This measure does not approve the exemptions or the taxation of personal property, but rather just gives the CEO the authority to have the voters authorize these individual items at their next
stop (the school district polling place).
The second amendment on the statewide ballot at the courthouse authorizes “providing for the issuance of general obligation bonds to provide educational loans to students. This will provide money to the state to make student loans, the demand for which has recently soared. Previously, repayment of loans supplied enough money lo supply new loans but demand has exceeded this supply.
The next place to go is the polling place for the school district of residence. This could either be the New Braunfels Independent School District ai 430 W. Mill St. or the Comal Independent School District at 1421 Highway 81 East Other polling places for C1SD are Smithson Valley Middle School. Mountain Valley Elementary School and Comal Elementary School.
The CEO ballot will be cast ai all
school district locations. There are two ballots to cast for residents of NB1SD. Die first one is a County Education District ballot containing three propositions. All are “for or against” votes.
Proposition No. I is for “the exemption of 20 percent of the market value of the residence homestead from ad valorem taxation in Comal County Education District ” Proposition No. 2 is for an additional “exemption of $10,000 of the market value of the residence homestead of an individual who is disabled and of $10,000 of the market value of the residence homestead of an individual who is 65 or older from ad valorem taxation in Comal County Education District Proposition No. 3 provides for the “taxation of all tangible personal property other than manufactured homes in Comal County Education
district that is not held or used for the production of income At NB1SD, there is then a ballot for the election of school board trustees. Residents of District #1 will receive a ballot consisting of that race which shows Aguinaldo “Nayo” Zamora running unopposed for school board trustee. The other section shows five at-large candidates of which the top two vote getters will become school board trustees The candidates as listed on the ballot arc Ar ion Hermes. Peter C. Olsen. Felix Roque. Bob Self and Leo M Chaftn Hermes and Self are incumbents Voters in NB1SD who do not live in District ti will receive a ballot with only the at-large slate on it.
There now, warn't that easy Maybe next time they'll find a way to make ti complicated Absentee voting runs through August 6
Hut and humid conditions are expected (Jus afternoon as the high tcmpcrm.jrt reaches the mid-90» A chance of thunderstorms ars expected late this afternoon and early evening Tonight's low ie expected to drop to the oud-TOs For more weather information, pieta* mc Pigs 2A
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Engineering consultants discussed progress of a feasibility study on a
New Braunfels transit system with community members rn the municipal
building on Tuesday Three representatives of E F. Hamilton Inc., a Pflugerville-begad engineering and consulting Arm, discussed die hail-complete study with about 30 residents Results of Hamilton'! demographic study am pre armed, along with several different tentative routes, but no Anal recommendations were presented The study is the result of a Main Street Advisory Board recommends uun two years ago that then Main Street Ployed Director April Coital uh look mm the possibility of tome type of trolley system for ins cay.
EP Hamilton foe was hired as s consultant to study feasibility, po** bls routes, md potential costs arui sources of funding Tbs Texas High way Department of Highways and Public Transportation is funding the study through tbs Alamo Ares Council of Governments (AACXX)).
lf a transit system were determined feasible, another two or three years of public input, study and planning would be needed before actual opera
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Lafarge fight already forces $91,453 expense
By MARR WARNKEN Bish Writer
The city of New Braunfels has spent $91,4)3 on Lafarge-related legal expenses since the issue surfaced about a year ago
The city has retained the services of an Austin law Ami that specializes in environmental matters and an environmental engineer trig Ami for technical support to oppose the Lafarge Corporation ’• permit application to store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Heights cement plant near New Braunfels.
Lafarge and ill subsidiary. Sysiech Environmental Corporation, must secure permits from the Texas Water Commission and the Texas Air Control Board before proceeding
“We need some kind of commitment on your pan to go forward.” City Manager Paul Orahman told the City Council on Monday “During the last
60 days we’ve spent about $40,000.
“The activity has gotten very, very heavy the last 3*4 to four months The Legislature has berm in session and committees were meeting on several days,” Or uhman said
The city's legal counsel has often wailed up to nine hours a day to testify or to observe testimony, Orahman
Funds are included in the city’s budget under prof ess tonal services to cover the expense, he said.
Grohman said he planned lo get feedback from each council member individually wUllin the next two weeks to draw up a proposed resolution of continued support for the legal battle for consideration by the council next month “lf we stop now, the money we'vt will be thrown down the drain."
Irohman said in an interview Tuesday “So it's my expectation that we
“lf we had nm seen some state legislative support, we’d probably bs aft the courthouse now ai soma type of •ult. which would have cost a tremendous amount more,'* ha said. “When the issue was Am looked at, we realistically expected a long-term lawsuit to cost in excess of $1 million dollars ”
So far. tbs cay's effort have produced several tangible results, most notably helping peas Senate Bill 1099, dm new stele law that prohibit* burning of hazardous waste within a half mile of residences and public facilities that sums Lafarge opponents My kills the alternative-fuels plan
Also, the cay has developed a good working relationship with the two •tate commissions involved “While they may nm always agree with us. ai leest we’ve been able to bend their •art," Grohman said
Trial continues in home repair scam case
By ROBART BT CW ART
The trial of Thomas Acevedo. 38, of tbs 200 block of E Camp Street in New Braunfcts began Tuesday in Dis Vici Court at the Comal County Courthouse Acevedo was indicted on charges of theft over $730 He allegedly was
involved in a scam lo bilk elderly New Braunfels residents into paying for home repair* bkt house leveling which may have been unnecessary
District Attorney Bill M Renner is prosecuting and the defense is repro tented by Attorney BUI Sc hr seder.
Tuesday's adion mw witnesses for the prosecution deacnbini work dons
an their homes as well as cay building inspector Daniel Pentecost describing easy code violations in u* work A videotape of work performed aft soma af the houses was shown and ocher experts testified as to the poor quality of workmanship and normal costs of certain jobs.
New Braunfels Police Detective
John V Olar iii testified about unread-gauon af ongoing activities and oom-■fofon about lbs defendant and City Planning Director Mike Shands testified gfoRA compiatms wid letters •bout violations involving the
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