New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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River conditions£!“•'I Citizens Bank sale kills apart
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TheMarketplace ^ • awErBCR0TEAU_ ‘Some issues could not be resolved,’ before. We are not actively seeking a buyer ”
. . . „ iT-x • I ^ IntciCon’s sole subsidiary bank, IntcrConti-, says Citizens Bank President Bill Cone "Cntal National Bank, hascerated in San Ante.
Guadalupe River 313 cfs nonsio sen -.mzens oanKio a ^n Antonio DanK J ni0 as an independent locally-owned for more
•'cte3 cube feet oer Mcond° * Banksias Concha he “could not be more specific” Cone said “Some will be happy to keep a local- " X'S^^l^AifFo^
cfs - cubic feet per second | ConX)ration of San Amonio signcd a lcRcr of about what issues led to the breakdown of ncgo- ly-owncd bank. Some will be disappointed the r'cordpTJa Drive ManticSan
intent on the sale of the New Braunfels Bank t*at>ons- sale did not go through.” Antonio ai mort
March 21. However he added that both panics agreed to Conc said he anticipates that Citizens Bank, Questions about ncgotiations with citizens
Birthday wishes from I “About thc on|y th,n81 can say is that both par- discontinue the discussions and the parting w as which is owned by New Braunfels Bancsharcs bank wcrc refcrrcd w Stcvcn Pri,chard Efforts t0 the Herald-Zeituna! tics put a lot of effort into negotiating a deal. amicable. Incorporated, will remain locally-owned for thc reach him were not successful at press time
There were just some issues that could not be The cancellation of thc planned sale of Citizens foreseeable future. Citizen’s Bank, located 315 Landa Street, has
The New Braunfels Herald- resolved to everyone’s satisfaction,” said Citi- Bank means New Braunfels will still have a “We were not actively trying to sell thc bank operated in New Braunfels for more than seven
Zeitung extends the following zens Bank prcsjdcnt Bill Cone. “It was not for locally-owncd, independent bank. “I am sure we when thc offer came along. It was just such an years. It is thc only independent locally-owned
birthday wishes to; L^dia Anil | lack of cfTort It Just happcns sometimes ” have mixed emotions on our board of directors,” attractive offer we felt obligated to look at it,” bank remaining in New Braunfels.
Mary Alice Martinez, Kelly Rotzler, Sharlene Johnson (Happy 40th!), Melvin R. Johnston, Edward Kearns, Riva Abernathy, Johnnie Bezdek,
Robert Blackford, Donna Borum, Helen Busch, Winona Egendoerfer, Jean Flodine,
Irene Schwarz. Happy Anniversary to David & Christina Camareno (Happy 22nd!).
Small business counseling expanded
The Chamber’s Small Business Council has offered a confidential business counseling service free of charge to arca business owners or those considering going into business since the council became a part of the chamber’s Program of Work five years ago This program is made possible with thc cooperation of UTSA’s Schtxil of Business and has been on a twice-monthly schedule since its beginning. The counseling includes information in the areas of expansion, management, pre-venture feasibility, loans, cash flow, inventory control and other topics of importance to thc business person.
The new counseling service is scheduled in thc Chamber office all day the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of each month To make an appointment for a confidential counseling session, or for additional information, call the Chamber office (625-2385)
Woodmen camp set for July 18-22
Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society' will have its summer camp on July 18 through July 22, for all the Woodmen youth members age eight through 15.
Members of Woodmen of the World are invited to attend our annual youth camp for five days of fun and excitement.
The camp is free except for a SIO registration fee. and each camper will receive a T-shirt and a cap.
Please call J. F. Felger, Woodmen field representative, at (210) 609-1255 for more information.
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Members of GVTC hold 39th annual meeting
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The members of Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative rc-clcctcd four board members Wednesday night during thc 39th Annual Membership Meeting.
Those rc-clcctcd arc Raymond Armstrong, District I,Curtis Bremer, District 2, Arley Sucltcnfuss, District 3, Laverne Cudabac, District 4. and Joe W Hindman, District 5 Five directors’ positions were considered for three-year terms There arc 15 people on the board Nearly 900 people registered for the membership meeting which was held at the New Braunfels Civic Center
Officials said more than 17,000 meeting notices were mailed Total revenues for the cooperative were approximately SIS million in 1993, according to Bremer, who serv es as chairman of the board Rev enues wcrc 6 percent higher than 1992.
Operating expenses were approximately SI I 6 million which is a I ft percent increase, the net income was approximately $6 8 million, a 22 percent increase over 1992 “Our financial condition remains extremely strong," said Bremer “It remains your board’s goal to continue conservative policies that will allow us to take advantage of additional opportunities as they develop in the industry"
Bremer said thc Internal Revenue Service is trying to make GVTC a taxable imperative He explained this issue came before the membership last year, and it is still unresolved If the government tries to make GVTC a taxable cooperative the GVTC board intends to resolve the matter in litigation, said Bremer.
"This rural cooperative is ready to fight for what it thinks is right . .This could have an impact nationwide,” he said
Bremer also said he believes small cooperatives will receive some regulatory relief in the state Legislature this year Some relief was expected last year but thc legislature decided to study it longer, he said
“We don’t believe we need to be regulated We feel we have in-house, competent self-regulation," said Bremer
The cooperative returned $2.7 million to its owners last night in the form of capital credit checks.
Also during the meeting a special presentation was held to honor Joylcen Dodson who retired this year as the public relations officer for GVTC Thc Employee of thc Year Award was presented to Jan Alexander, who works with Guadalupe Valley Communications Systems Inc., a subsidiary of GVTC
He’s outta there!
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Zed Vicknair, catcher for the New Braunfels American League Red Team (nine-year-olds) applies the tag at the plate to Joey Van Noy of the New Braunfels American League Blue team during last night's game. The American Blue went on to beat the American Red team by a 10-7 score. See story, page 6.
Council to consider industrial corporation
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Thc New Braunfels City Council will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the possibility of forming an industrial development corporation
Thc meeting will be held at 6 p rn in Meeting Room D of New Braunfels Municipal Building. According to Mayor Paul Fraser the corporation could help bring industry to New Braunfels.
"We want to see if we can develop thc corporation to induce business to come here," said Fraser
“This is something that has been brought to my attention recently It seemed like an interesting idea This might allow us to do even more gixxl w'ork to induce industry' here." he said.
Thc Texas Department of Commerce helps administer thc program Fraser said thc corporation could help the city offer tax free municipal Kinds to businesses He said in essence ti might allow the city to extend its tax free status to businesses if the busi nesses can find a third party to back the bonds so that thc city would not Iv liable for the debt
During the meeting the city will also hear a report by a consultant regarding a potential industrial prospect Fraser said the name of the prospect has not been released at this time
Women’s Center to receive $60,000 through block grant
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The W omen’s Center will receive S60.000 through the City of New Braunfels for the final portion of construction on the new building The money w as provided through a grant called the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) a function of thc Federal Community Development Grant Program of thc Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“This is a big deal for us,” said Mayor Paul Fraser "This is the first time we’ve been designated a separate CDBG city ”
New Braunfels has had to share grant money in thc past and can now'
send more money toward programs such as the W'omen’s Center, drainage work on Bergfeld, Veramendi, and Mather streets, Habitat for Humanity and summer recreational employment Thc funds are intended for projects in areas with low to moderate income Thc new W'omen’s Center will be located off the Common St. extension
County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan-dcr has said domestic violence accounts for thc majority of assault cases processed by the county Chante Mazy of thc W'omen’s U. ter said most facilities of this type are secretly located She said thc New' Braunfels center, a United Way funded program, wanted to advertise anil be out in thc open
"If a woman needs a place, there is a something about it We don’t women
place to stay," she said "We won’t be to be afraid or feel ashamed to come
as much of a secret We trying to do here ”
GBRA approves $5,000 for Comal Springs eco plan
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Thc Board of Directors of the Guadalupc-Blanco River Authority approved a $5,000 contribution to help fund a Comal Spnngs Ecosystem Management Plan developed by the U S
Fish and Wildlife Service The USFW'S has already secured a $20,000 grant from thc National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for development of thc plan, provided that matching non-fcdcral dollars can be obtained Judy Gardner of GBRA said the
USFWS is looking for arca donors such as thc GBRA to match those fed erat dollars "GBRA has long supported protection of historic uses, endangered species, and spring flow to thc Comal, San Marcos, and Guadalupe Rivers as
part of our commitment to the entire Guadalupe River Basin, and our Board believes that this contribution is important to thc overall environmental health of this region,” said GBRA General Manager Bill West in a released statement
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH From left, Mayor Paul Frater, Jill Curtis, Stavtn DtLamoa, Pam Kraft, Chant* Mazy, Robert Konkel and Rita Kaufman.
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