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Vol. 139, No. 78
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144T uesday
March 5, 1991
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69-year-old man missing several days
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Comal County lawmen today are continuing to search for a 69-year-old Canyon Lake man who mysteriously disappeared last week.
Lloyd B. Holden, of Canyon Lake Hills Subdivision, was last seen driving his gray 1977 Ford station wagon from Andy’s Auto Mart in Start/ville Thursday morning.
“I don’t see any signs anywhere (of foul play).” said Detective David Ott of the Comal County Sheriffs Office. “There’s no little red flags popping up anywhere other than he’s missmg. It just doesn’t make sense.”
Ott said he combed the area around Canyon Lake yesterday, but turned up no evidence or leads.
“It’s strange. There’s nothing at all,” lie said.
Ott said Mr. Holden was taking
heart medication, but other than that he was in good physical health.
‘‘Other than the heart he supposedly was in good shape,’’ Ott said. “He was real bright and sharp, alen. No Alzheimer’s (disease), no nothing.”
Mr. Holden was last seen by his wife when he left his residence Thursday morning to run some errands.
“He left his residence about 10:30 in the morning to go to the bank and mn a few errands.” Ott said. “He stopped at Andy’s Auto Man and talked to the people there and he said he would be back to talk to, I guess the owner, a little later on and he was fine ... but he never made it to the bank (in Saltier).”
Persons with information about Mr. Holden’s disappearance should call the sheriff’s office at 620-3417.
The license plate of his vehicle is 954-KTS.
City Council takes look at new budget
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
New Braunfels City Council seemed to favor a proposed $10 million 1991-92 budget Monday night as city officials discussed revenue and expenditures in a workshop session.
Council members said they were pleased the budget upheld property tax rates while maintaining city services.
“You suited you were going to keep it al 41 cents per SKX) valuation. You’ve done it and I commend you. ’ Mayor Pro-Tcm Ramon Chapa Jr. told City Manager Paul Crohman.
Council member Bill -Vmold also favored the budget. “What I looked at I was pleased with,'’ he said.
Gronman said property owners’ .ut valorem taxes have decreased because the effective tax late .has diminished us a result of shrinking property values. Hic tax rate is expected U) remain at 41 cents for another year.
General revenue for 1991-92 was estimated at S 10,314,550, attributing iwo-ihiids of hut revenue to sales and property taxes .md a capital ti alisier from New Braunlels Uliliues.
Other revenue sources inuuue current services, licenses and permits, tines and forfeitures, merest earnings, the Civic Center operation, golf course, and parks ann pools.
Oily officials projected $10,312,160 ut expenditures, leaving $1,000 for contingency lescives for city emergencies wait an exisung $200,000 from last year ’s budget.
Public safety was die largest expenditure at 46.70 (icrceiu, following with public works al 21.03 percent.
‘Addiuonal ixn sonnet are needed
in police and fire, replacement of the vehicle and equipment fleet mum be accelerated and the park. library, street and drainage infrastructure should be assessed with thought given to future braid issues.” Grohman said. Community growth is important and “we’d like to make sure the public is not holding die bag wiih the infrastructure.” he said.
Council member Loraine Krait agreed. “People dunk (you can) have a free tax rate and all the services and ihat’s not how the bail bounces.” liber expenditures include (larks and recreation, the library, civic center and facilities naintcnance. contingency, finance and tax and planning and environmental development.
Personnel service increased by 8.3 ixsrceni. allowing a 3 percent salary adjustment and a I percent merit pool for outstanding employees.
Ihose raises will otfset a $90,000 increase in -cauli insurance costs. ‘'Hic average employee will sec IJ lier cent already pent with the new health insurance with increased pre-Muuins. said Richaru Burume. director of finance tor the city of New Braunfels.
('apttar equipment increased .'9 percent, leaving $493,400 to replace two satuutuon rucks, (iglu police amins, an ambulance and six loptacc-nieiit pickups foi various nepal ut lei us.
Supplies ana materials lose0.2 percent lo oi l set postage and luei
We could use a whole lot more but we really wonted to balance the •target, < nonman said.
Following a high Monday of 87 and an overnight low of 44 in New Braunfels, conditions today could lead to temperatures in tile high 80s or low 90s. An overnight low of about 62 is expected tonight. No rain was recorded in New Braun fels in the last 24 hours, but moisture could return Wednesday. For forecasts, please see Page 2A.
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Solms School finds new home on museum grounds
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
A piece of educauon history is moving to the grounds behind the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture today as the old Solms School building finds a permanent home there
“Needless lo say, we will find many uses fra our newly acquired treasure," said Chere Stratemann, president of the Heritage Society (rf New Braunfels, which has acquired the old school by donation of the Comal Independent School District.
“We are delighted to help make it possible fra the Solms School to serve
the community fra many years lo come,” she said.
The old Solms School building was moved today from the Comal Elementary School campus, where it has been since 1957, to property behind the museum on Church Hill Drive.
The school, originally located south of’ New Braunfels chi Four Ville Creek was called Four Mile Creek School before consolidation with the Three Mile Creek and Comal Creek schools in 1902.
“I think it’s another major step of eventually making thai complex there a significant year-round tourist attrac
tion, ’ -aud Tom Purtium, president at the Greater New Braunlels Chamber of Commerce. “It provides more flexibility for the Heritage Society rn terms of meeung space and work space ’
Hie Comal Independent School District Board of IVustecs voted to give the old school building to the New Braunfels Hen Urge Society ut Jmnuu v for resiotauou. The society ti responsible for moving ~ost* and clean up costs.
“We’re hoping Putt ail ol die former students of that school will help
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Students of the New Braunfels Middle School support group displayed their support for the troops in the Middle East Saturday during a pro-troop support rally on Main Plaza (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)Students getting support
NBMS counselor working with children of troops
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
A counselor at New Braunfels Middle School says she will continue to lead a support group of more than 50 students — who have family members serving in Operation Desert Storm — until those service persons are all safe at home.
Although a cease-fire has been called in (he Middle East, Counselor Sue Hayworth said she will continue to lead the support group once a week. She said she does expect attendance to drop some.
“But until they are back home safely, as long as there is a need, (we will meet)," she said.
Hayworth decided to put the support group together after the war started about five weeks ago, so students could discuss their fears and concerns.
“I thought I would get about IO or 12 and I got 65 youngsters who have family over there,” she said. “We have one girl who has a momma and we have several daddies and lots of brothers and uncles and cousins.”
The group, composed of sixth-, seventh- and eighth graders, meets every Tuesday from 8 to 8:30 a.m.
Some of the main concerns expressed by the students were the safety of family members and whether they would be different when they returned home from the war, Hayworth said.
“I may need to get some professional jieople lo come in and talk to them about adjusting when they come back, what it’s going to be like when they come back from the war front,” she said.
Members of the group liave made yellow ribbons lo wear and helped decorate a trophy case in front of the school as ail honor to their relatives. Hayworth also lined up speakers to talk to the group, including a service person, who told the students the government [wo-vides them with the best equipment and protection.
Some of the members also participated in a pro-troop support rally on Main Plaza Saturday.Best wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends its best wishes to Effic Hardeman, a resident here since the early 1940s, who celebrated her 104nd birthday on Monday.
“Happy Birthday” today to Erie Stolinski, Molly Koepp, Susan Stockbcrger, Rachel Dawkins and Bobby Wright. Belated best wishes to John Williams.
Happy anniversary to Henry and Janie Munoz.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.All-American Picnic
Canyon High School and the Cougar yearbook staff are hosting an All-American Picnic with Teachers as a spring open house event. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $2 per plate and tickets are available in advance at CHS. Call 625-6251 for more information.Grapefruit distribution
A new shipment of grapefruit has arrived and will be distributed at the Community Council of South Central Texas and the Senior Citizens’ Center. The fruit is free to qualifying low-income individuals. For more information call the Community Council at 625-6268 or the Senior Citzens’ Center at 629-1161.Immunization clinics
Beginning this week, the Comal County Health Department is changing its Immunization Clinic permanently to Tuesdays. The hours will remain 9 to 11 a m. and I to 4 p.m. On most Tuesdays, two nurses will be available to administer vaccines. For more information, call 620-5595.Club night
All eighth graders at New Braunfels Middle School and their parents are reminded of Club Night tonight at New Braunfels High School beginning at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. Each school club will have a table display and club members will help next year’s freshmen become aware of what activities are available at NBHS. To add to the spirit of the evening, the PFA will award the three best displays with monetary prizes. Judges are David Sullen!, publisher of the New Braunfels Herald /eitunt>, Dick Headen, New Braunfels police chief; Kathleen Krueger, wife of Texas Railroad Commissioner Bob Krueger; and Mike Grist, director of the Safe City Commission.PTA meeting/open house
New Braunfels Middle School PT A meeting and Open House are Thursday night. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria, followed by visit to the classrooms. PTA officer election also is that evening.Kuempel visiting
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