New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
Two Sections, 26 Pages
June ?A, 1987 25 Cents
Southwestern Bell Telephone is distributing the 1987 New Braunfels 'directory with artwork which 'depicts Texas and the “center of the universe” that includes knowledge. .technology and development.
** Texas artist Ross Edwards’ directory cover artwork. ‘Telecommunications •Possibilities," also depicts the farreaching implications of Southwestern Bell Telephone’s $12 billion telecommunications network in ; Texas.
* The artwork will appear on more than 9 miilion Southwestern Bell Telephone directories throughout Texas in 1987
Doyle Bebee said 20,598 directories, which include 38 pages of residence listings and 117 pages of Yellow Pages listings, will be delivered to area residents. Each residential customer will receive one directory.
For additional copies, customers ’ can call the Southwestern Bell Telephone business office.
Southwestern Bell Telephone will complete distribution of the books by the end of June, Bebee said
The TYO at Holy Family Catholic Church is sponsoring a dance Friday at the church hall, 245 S. Hidalgo. The fun begins at 8 p m and will last until the midnight hour Music and excitement will be provided by Image of San Antonio. Teens ages 13 through 19 are invited to the $3 per person dance Money raised will benefit the church.
The Bulverde lions Club is planning a Dig Fourth of July blowout in that area with a parade [ on July 4 at ll a m. in downtown Bulverde. The parade will end at the community center on Ammann Road where opening ceremonies will be followed by flag-faismg and welcoming remarks by Lion dignitaries and Comal County Sheriff Walter Fellers. After that, the real fun begins with food, drinks, games, entertainment, drawings, arts and crafts exhibits and sales There s no c harge, but the organizers ask that no containers be brought onto the grounds.
A huge fireworks display is planned at dusk For those wanting to get in on the action, there is still booth space available. For more information about the booths, call Lion Butch Umphrey, picnic chairman, at 438-2588 ..
L.C and Fat Wenzel of 1339 Wald Road, *28, want everyone to know New Braunfels Utilities crews did a great job of trimming trees in the Country Village Mobile Home Park that we manage." NBU crews have received some criticism recently for chopping off more than residents behind Seely Elementary School could chew But when you’re dealing with high-voltage wires in wet weather, can you blame the guys for a little over zealous tree trimming’’ Well, we figure it depends on whose oak is getting gored...
Harold’s open house will be this
* Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The public Is invited to drop by and tour the new Lands Street offices. Your hometown newspaper is a pretty spiffy place and you will have a chance to see how things look when every body isn t running around Uke chickens with their heads cut off Cluck, cluck ..
Southeast winds won t help cool off these 95-degree temperatures that are expected for the next few days. Morning and nighttime clouds are in the forecast for today and Thursday with partly cloudy afternoons and a high of 95 Nighttime lows will drop to 75. Forecast for Friday through Sunday holds no chances of rain with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 90s Th# Menu
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DEAR ABBY........... 8B
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Wal-Mart center marking infrastructure betterment
By DAVID M AY Staff Writer
Current and future industry located on FM 306 between Interstate 35 and Hunter Road will benefit from improved utility services to be constructed for Wal-Mart as New Braunfels ( its C ouncil Monday unanimously agreed to proceed with a federal grant to offset those infrastructure costs
Council approved moving forward with the grant, provided by Housing and Urban Development money and funded through Texas Department of Community Affairs, following a public hearing No one spoke -other in favor of or against the grant after several city officials explained the extent of the grant and services t- he installed
Similar to community development block grants, the city selected by Wal-Mart officials for its new $25 ms'.hor distribution center was virtually guaranteed the grant
The state funding entitv chose the project and earmarked the funds citing the impact it will have on low to-moderate-income families and on the city in general, though New Braunfels rarely qualifies for such block grants because >f Is generally high -w of income per capita
Officials said the state making aval -ole the h .-* showed its support to Wal-Mart in establishing another distribution center here
Construction of the long-awaited facility ame closer to reality Tuesday morning when company and - ity officials tunned the ceremonial first spade ' in”, at thr site located off Interstate 35 north rf FM 306
The grant can be used -cly to >ffsei improvements to the site. water, sewn service, as well as to provide for some funding related to the grant pr
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Wal-Mart breaks ground as NB community leaders turn out
Wa! Mart Stores' tee Scott front left, digs in with Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce president Jean Pfeuffor dill mg groundbreaking ceremonies for a Wal Mart distribution conter oh In terstate 35 north of FM 306 Behind and left of Scott is Comal County Judge Fred Clark while New Braunfels Mayor George Frben stands behind and to the right of Pfeuffer Fundraising chatrmar H F Knox stands directly behind Scott (Photo by Deryl Clark)
San Marcos ratifies ETJ agreement to avoid land use planning difficulties
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
San Marcos City Council Monday ratified an interlocal agreement with New Braunfels that establishes extra-territorial jurisdiction boundaries in an attempt to prevent future annexations that could split properties between the two municipalities.
New Braunfels City Council endorsed the agreement June 8 With respective ETJs of both cities now within a mile of each other, the plan was formulated to avoid harum-scarum annexations, or land grabs," that might end up splitting properties.
Bill Thomas, a senior planner with San Marcos, said the agreement is important to both cities and that the boundary becomes more established as time passes. The established boundary begins at Watson Lane and extends westward through Comal County along natural and manmade boundaries.
This kind of agreement is very important,” Thomas said Wednesday. “Once it is set up, there is not a lot of likelihood that either city would annex outside of the agreement." San Marcos’ council approved the resolution with little discussion, other than questions of clarity regarding the proposed boundary, Thomas said.
"This is so that we don’t have overlapping jurisdictions rather than set up a competitive basis where property owners would be hurt," said Thomas.
Many property owners rn southern Comal County have land divided because of annexations by New Braunfels, Schertz, San Antonio and other jurisdictions and also have land into other counties. They can testify to problems that arise when emergency services are required, as well as when seeking other services such as permitting and tax assessment.
New Braunfels Planning Director Mike Shands has said, “Truly the intent of this is so we don’t have a land grab where we would end up splitting someone s property down the middle."
Thomas said San Marcos is
currently working to formulate a See RATIFIES. Page 2A
New Braunfels thanked Wal-Mart and Wal-Mart thanked New Braunfels as ground was broken Tuesday over what will he a roughly one million-square-foot distribution center developed within the next year and a half And it w:v evident throughout the festivities that the status of most <>» Wal-Mart * contigent as auslaen ders' lid nothing to diminish the fa« t that the center will mean an annual payroll in the ow seven-figure range Comal Coml} Judge F red Clark probably t a.ne the closest to sum* ming up the rex of the festivities when he referred to one Wal-Mart off aal s comment about the thousands of crate of merchandise to be passed through the renter ever' week
I well pass that along to oui county tax assessor-eolleetor." said Clark.
Provisions of the igreement that br night the center to New Braunfels include sale of Hie 125-ac re site by Dr Fred Frueholz ai helow-market 1 due and a tax abatement bv the uintv and city -hat iffords Wal
Mart a property tax-free operation for the first eight years of operator and incremental increases over an eight-year period to complete market value However, taxes on the contents of the facility «*n toto are taxable from the first year
The distribution center won bn New Braunfels, largely through concerted efforts bv members J Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, will employ some too ii en people when it opens in late 388 on the 125-acre site off Interstate 35 just north or the city binits Eventual employment will reach .omen,sn I . New Braunfels facility will be the lith distribution center in the country
A host of New Braunfels and Comal (ounty notables attended groundbreaking - eremomes before a .un-cheon at New Braunfels Civic I enter
BUI Fields, Wal-Mart vice president for distribution and transportation services said the reasons New Braunfels was chosen for the renter over other communities, such as Seguin, Gonzales-Luling and others included a stable
proximity to ar and major market
It was the peope* ’ F (elds said of Nam Walton s decision t-. j id here The 984.000-square-foot facility and about 75 ObO-square-foot ae. v room, will be at IH-35 and north FM 106 and w: I include u 12.300-square-foot *r a k maintenance facility It will serve some 140 Wal-Mart stores vin a daily basis with a truck fleet comprising HO tractor and 4<*o trailers. C -nsi ruction ss f*< reg in the fall with the firs” sh pment ”« the center scheduled tor tate 1988 Some five miles rf conveyor 47. miles of racks and a anticity of more than a million arfons of freight will tie contained with), the phj -leal plant
Wal-Mart distribution enter include three in Bentonv lie. ‘irk the company’s home office; and one each in Searcy Ark Palestine and Plainview Texas ( adman, Ala Mount Pleasant. Iowa Douglas. Ga.; Brookhaven, Miss , and Shreveport, I,*
Zaffirini assesses her accomplishments during the regular legislative session
By SARAH DL KE Staff Writer
State Sen Judith Zaffirini told a group of New Braunfels Democrats Tuesday that Gov Bill Clements ••confrontational style must change
if the st.de is to attain a reasonable budget without making drastic cuts to education and social services “The governor will not compromise, will not negotiate, will not even come to the negotiating table. she said. The freshman senator wh<
Blake Henderson, visiting the river city from Spring, Texas, flops on a
pile of tubes at Prince Solms Paik Tube Chute this week. Tubers are enjoying the Comal River while experienced canners are taking on the Whitewater of the Guadalupe River s Canyon Dam releases remain high this week (Photo by Leslie Knewaldt).
got 27 bills passed during her first year in the legislature said the governor’s unwillingness to negotiate is just riot gubernatorial. ’
Within hours atter the Serum passed what Zaffirini called a barebones budget,” the senator was in New Braunfels to discuss the proceedings iii Austin. The budget proposal that has been sent tit the House of Representatives is souk $2.9 billion above anticipated revenue. The senator said she intends to study the options regarding new sour es rf revenue
Zatfirmi said she is not closing her mind to imposing personal or cor porate income taxes, approving a lottery or expanding the tax base in the state The sales tax is unquestionably the most popular tax But how high can we go'’’’ she said.
Zaffirini added that siie is not ready to recommend any method of expanding revenue and she toes not want to rush into approving a stop gap measure Instead, she said, she wants to study the options and the effects each revenue source would have on the people of tier Astrict, which extends from oinal and Guadalupe counties on the north to Starr County on the south, including Uvalde. Cotulla and a large portion of South Texas
“The thing is to come up with what is best for the people and the most painless," she said. Zaffirini added that a tax bill must originate in the House of Representatives.
The senator said she expects the House to pass some type of budget bill and send that back to the .Senate for consideration within a relatively short period of tune. The budget passed Tuesday included a reduction to the Teacher Retirement System to help fund the public education sv stem, which was not reduced. TRS
supported the rime to transfer funds
The budget also makes some cuLs in health and welfare programs in •he state Tile senator ould not specify which pi 'grams .yore acing reduced.
due a led
Zaffirini said stir education and funding an inv future." The bette are, the more likely support themselves a netter health, sp*- aid education dollar we spend, we will save money in the future.. There > no question about that, the senator added
in her first year as a legislator. Zaffirini made i name for herself by pushing through a pile of hills Most of the bills written by die senator deal with child and family issues. She supported a bill to prohibit businesses from hiring minors to work in sexually-oriented occupations such as nude dancers or models.
Parents kidnappers within Texas are now subject to prosecution even if they have not transported their children across ‘•tate lines, according to a bill sponsored by Zaffirini. Previously Texas was a haven for parental kidnapping, ' she said
The .senator said she considers herself to be the voice (rf the family and Hie voice of the child" among legislators She said businesses, utilities and municipal governments are among the many interest groups that have represenation in Austin She said .she tries lo ensure that mothers, children and families have a representative who will stand up for their causes.
Prompted by a growing number of teen-age suicides, Zaffirini requested and won a state study on the issue