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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Learning life skills, PagelE I Astros nip SF Page 13A New Braunfels >iV I M New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeituno d Four Sections, 48 Pages Vol. 134, No. 126 Toilet refuse Stammtisch i ..................... I'ho Herald /pitting open house is today from 2 to 4 This is your chance to see all the innards of your hometown daily newspaper and if you are real lucky, you might even catch a peek at Harold Consolidation Entities could choose between two proposals By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Should any county taxing entitv want a more cost effective mean1 of collecting taxe^ they now have a* least two proposals from whish • choose Precinct 2 County Commissioner Neil Cr a I gm lie Thursday made a mo tion unanimously approved by mn! missioners to endorse the centra! tax collection plan of County IT' Adsessor'Collector Gloria Clerum? and asked county entities for thee support Richard Rhodes < hief appraiser for the Coma! Appraisal District also has submitted proposals for con solidated lax collections inc luding the county, to the various tax district*- Hennar whose office collects taxes for the county Edward Cnderground Water District Garde* Ridge and York f’reek Improvement District fias already stated that she will not consider contracting with CAD to (>erform county collections I’m willing to do collections not give them up the elected county of final earlier stated Precinct I Commissioner J L Jumbo ' Evans said county on missioners four years ago first brought up the idea of centralizing tax collectmns through the county 'ax < 'fife Hr the -os* savings it would r« ate but said the entities then wer* no* ready for * uch a move Lorenzo Yankee' Camarillo precinct i commis- toner said ‘ In broking a* our buat ion I think we have the pct)per }re*sonne| and equipment to do the Job In Herman cover Setter contained n her pr*>po* ii* to the countv en ’Ities ^he j’tfs. equipment soon to he in place at the county office which he staffs wt" a I low for the l>es! find most pr,.< tv* -diecl mg function c’r,nnar md Rhodes* proposals are both only estimates of the costs as mandated bs -tate law and are based on par'd volumes' and tax certificate estimate*- Rhodes* formulas to the entitle- includes costs to each entity based on which unit or units agree to contract with HAD Costs for each unit will he lower if a1! the unit5, confract with CAD Both proposals offer production and maintainsnceof current an't delinquent fax roil!6. as well as daily depositing of funds Rhodes’ plan® have already re* civ ed opposition from not univ cjennan bu? also frnrn member*- of Comal United Taxpayer*- who during their Thursday : split meeting asked that members contact their various t>oard Se- taxes Pan* I a City left with low emergency fund A year ago New Br;*unf* • had some S6M OOO appropriated in its con tingency reserve On June _ * its Council approved the transfer of funds from the emergency account into nine areas where expenditures had exceeded budgeted funding leaving the city with a re«er\* fund of $43 rn Council approved transferirg $116 ‘-*62 tor cost overruns incurred within the budge? ategorie-business and transportation professional service* general hah ity health and welfare supervision school crossing guanl- sanitation recreation .vie *-n?er r i scheme cd funding for watei shed manage merit study Revenue shortfall- and rising ad minis?rative and liability osts fore ed budget amendments in mm . ar greatly depleting ’he contingency-reserve account to just under $200 b?*1 for the remainder of the fiscal ear which ends June 30 t’ontlngencv funding nreakdov* was $2 boo for over-ex pend it u re- n travel and business activities and $8 OOO for overruns related to v amu-attornev consultation fees * si,Loot) transfer was needed or costs relating to the cliv negotiated ter ruination of funding for the County Health Department whip* $6 o»e> went for a school crossing guard pro-gram which had t«*en deleted during m d year adjourned**- sr November VVtien the < -tv took control of Prince solm- Park Tube Chute following a contract drsput with the former concessionaire additional in -urance costs err* incurred which required ■ trsr-fer ■ f $27 * a Mi into the eerier ai bat Jitv fund I lie ?y portion of costs 'elating to operation of the citv-county ;and-fill recent I \ -old to a private in* tcrest exceeded funding to $2! a*?2 Installation cif tights af ti let ic fields required an additional binding .■mount of Iv ooo with stiffing and in creased j-ace of the Civic Center necessitating $s in additional monev \I>o the second and final payment f ?XM» into a -lienal 'rust account o pay for an engineer's site develop* ?rent plan for drainage -vstems als** was made The second payment brings the account to suxiooo half of which as raised through leveioper S#*eClTY Paqe^A Mobile homeowner vows The Fourth of July celebration annually sponsored by the Sophien* burg Museum and Archives Inc will once again feature an antique car parade highlighted by the Stratemann family and their antique bicycles The parade will arrive at banda Park area ll at about IO a rn. Saturday and will tie followed by a one hour patriotic program including the presentation of the colors by the Marine Corps Junior ROTC pro gram, a medley sung by the Barber shoppers and a group singing of the National Anthem led by Kenneth Triesch and others The public is welcome to attend the tun Return to banda Park at dusk and watch the Jaycees' fireworks extravaganza vou’ve beard sn much about late Iv ... The Gorman American Society is offering something for children dor mg these hot summer lays with German classes for those between the ages of ?> and 14 From July ti through July 17 students can go to New Braunfels High School from IO to ll to a rn. and learn from Dr Verne Schmidt Cost is S*20 per student. with a break for the second child enrolled in the class For more * information, contact Helgard Suhr at 625-6330 The East Texas State University board of regents invites all local alumni of ETSl to attend cocktails and dinner honoring President and Mrs Jerry Morris on July IO at 7 p rn at the Harte Hanks Tower ninth floor 7710 Jones Maltsberger in San Antonio Dr Leland Cox ask-area alumns to min him in welcoming the new president Call Cox at 629-2361 for more information Biont the dinner Best pals Shenna Spurgers and her teddy bear take a ride on a wooden rocker at Shell! s Sawmill booth at the Arts and Crafts show at the Civic Center this weekend. Sheena’s mom and dad Shell! and Robert are selling primitive furniture and country collectibles at the show which continues today from 10 am. to 5 p.rn (Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt). to clean By TRAVIS E. POLING Correspondent Raw sewage from occupied mobile homes is running onto the ground and a neighbor's property ut a Solms area mobile home park Comal County officials have ordered the owner to install septic systems and to clean up the one-time junkyard R J White the owner of the ••unofficial' mobile home park, says he is doing ill he can to get the area cleaned ap, but that rain and mud have delayed progress with bls answer to the county's request White said several septic tanks exist on the property and thai everal more are tieing installed to facilitate he >ew age problem Mrs Marvin Erben. a neighbor *f White’s said the sewage pour rig out of a pipe in the back of one of the rental trailers flooded a large portion of the back half of her property The ground is constantly damp along one area of her fence line where the human waste runs across the ground she said Mrs Erben .aid the problem started sometime in late 1986 when White first began to move trailer s onto bis property tor rem tai Mrs Erben said that at one time she attempted to sell her property, but said she believes she was unsuccessful because of the state of White's property County Sanitarian David Litke said his office had asked White to comply with county ordinances md after White s continued See SEWAGE. Page ?A The New Braunfels Utilities has changed its collection schedule to accommodate local Social Security recipients and others who must walt on paychecks to pay their bills Beginning July 16. instead of re quiring utility bills in the second cycle to be paid by the 15th of the month, bills will tie due the 16th or customers will have to pay a penalty First-cycle bills, usually due on the doth of the month, will be due on the fourth of the month NBL' Trustee Robert Orr -aid iur-ing the Thursday board of trustees meeting that while there are few ways NBD can make bill-paving any easier, at least the board can ontrol the billing dates See NHU Page . A Local girl waging battle with rare form of cancer By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Jo Ann Rodriguez has undergone surgery that may have saved her right leg, but she and her family continue to live with the uncertainty that the malignant cancer that caused a grapefruit-sized tumor on her pelvis mav return On June 19, Houston surgeons were able to save Jo Ann s leg. which was threatened by a rare tumor that had grown into her pelvis Now -he recovers and waits for results of tests and analyses, while her termly also recovers both emotionally .md financially. See CANCER. Page 2A A sewer line connects to a trader and runs onto the ground There’s a 20 percent chance of thundershowers in effect through tomorrow, but that won t stop the heat The highs again are expected to reach the sos with nighttime lows dropping to the low 70s Mostly cloudy mornings will give way to partly cloudy and hot afternoons The Menu BUSINESS............8,9A CLASSIFIED........7-11 B COMICS................4    B CROSSWORD...........3A DEAR ABBY..........ABS EDUCATION..........12A KALEIDOSCOPE 1-128 OPINIONS..............4A SPORTS............13-15 A electric bill dates up raw sewage If you’re into gospel music the newly chartered San Marcos Per forming Arts Association is sponsor mg a Summer in the Park program of weekly Thursday evening enter tatnment and is featuring an All Gospel Night on July I Utilizing the city Parks and Recreation Department's Veramendi Plaza gazebo on East Hopkins Street the group has scheduled an array of gospel musicians while the following Thursday will ive devoted entirely to dance performers Subsequently bartver-shop choruses, bluegrass bands and mariachi musicians will ive featured All performances begin at ti JO p in and visitors are encouraged to bring picnic suppers and lawn chairs There’s no admission charge but voluntary donations will go to the development fund of the Performing Arts Association, which is planning for the eventual acquisition of its own permanent per formance center Utilities revising ;