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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns rally to win, Page 8 / 'Grandma's in a home', Page 4 Spring cleanup a four-week job It’s thai time again Time to tunnel through the attic, venture under the tx*ds and dig to the hack of the c losets The city of New Braunfels is for the third year in a row con ducting its city wide spring cleaning which has garnered millions of pounds of trash from area residents hor four weeks, city trash crews will Ik* collecting garbage they wouldn't normally pick up, such as furniture dog houses, wood items ices boxes freezers, lawn chairs and general yard items Crews will riot pick up old cars boats, trucks car bodies motors, frames, trailers, transmissions or tree trunks and stumps In IWC), city crews picked up a total of WK) 'xxi pounds of trash In 1981, crews collected 1,151,760 pounds of trash Along with the extra collection city residents may also haul their unwanted items to the ei ty/county landfill free of charge on May 18, May 22. and May to Persons wishing to use tie- land fill must show proof of residency Only pickup trucks or small utili tv trailers may be used for this purpose City Public Works Director Fred Hyden asks that residents wishing to take advantage of the extra pick up to place items near the street no later than 7 30 a rn the flay of collection Limbs .ire to ta* tied up in bundles of not more than IO limbs no longer than 4 feet Areas north of West San An tonio Street and Common are scheduled for Monday collection areas south of West San Antonio Street and < ommon are schedui cd for Tuesday collections Collections dates are May ll and May 12 May IK and May 19 May 26 and May 27 1 a Tuesday ami Wednesday because of the Memorial Day holiday on Mon day , June I and June 2 hor more information about the clean up call the Public Works office, 625 5625 For a map of th*: clean up areas .ce Page 5 of today's Herald Zed unfit CUT considers rollback petition By DAVID MA Y Staff Writer Comal United Taxpayers may lead the way in seeking the V4:t signatures necessary to call for a special municipal ax rollback election the group president said Wednesday John Pierson Sr said the f>ossibility of calling for a rollback should council adopt a greater than K percent increase of property tax rates at its May 13 meeting, was discussed by mem tiers at a meeting early this week “We are talking about it and we are going to watch it " Pierson said, referring to a proposed $5 percent property tax hike which would raise th*-current effective rate of 28 cents per SBX) evalua tion by IO cents City staff has begun looking into further line item deletions within the proposed budget in an cf fort to reduce ad valorem rate increases The re quested budget amounts to some $7 88 million following th** deletion earlier this week of $152 989 that was to have provided city employees with a perc ent cost of living pay adjustment Various revenue adjustments, including the pro posed ',5 percent property fax increase* which would generate some $621,000 in additional ad valorem collections, and a requested additional transfer of $26! OOO from the utilities were used to balanc e the proposed budget Despite re*ports that New Braunfels currently has the* second lowest tax rate statewide among cities its size and would even with a IO cent in crease I ierson still said he believes that New Braunfels is over taxed If people can get their grass cut for a dollar why pay any more ’ asked the tax watchdog The $4 signatures of registered voters w ithin ci ty limits represents IO percent of voters who par ticipated in the* most rec ent municipal elections, as required by city charter $ 424 ballots were r ast in city council elections held April 4 A rollback election may ta* called with any fax mg mc *c-ase greater than eight percent lf so call ed and sue *cssful the mc rea >c would t>** adjusted to the 8 percent figure or 2 27 cent , Th*- deadline for officially filing for a rollback election will ta- >» da. from council adoption of the tax mc reas* People can t afford ail the government being put on them aid Pier on Stand up and t>«-counter; lf you believe m if get up arid express yourself 'Ac* have to say what we wan? CUT currently claims about xxi memt>ers coun tyw ide with approximate! 27 ja-r* en! of those I iv mg in New Braunfei We are going to watc h it and see what c ouncil dc J**    Pierson aid City staff has attributed the inflate*! budget lo percent over the < arrent * amended budget to cost of requested additional polic e .iud fire per vino* i increased insuranc e expert *-■ arid various other increa es to cits ser,k <•New BraunfelsThursday Herald-ZcitunoMay 7, 1987 25 Cents One Section, 14 Pages Vol. 134, No. 89    Ar Stammtisch rn New Braunfels High School s spr mg Band Concert KRUK is scheduled for 7 IO tonight at the NBHS cafetorium Next Friday is the NBHS Band Banquet at 7 p rn at the Civic Center Tickets for that gala event are $5 each and can be obtained by calling 625 6021 or 625-2975 The New Braunfels High School bands just returned from in vitational competition in Six Flags all three did well and the Blue Band received the 4A second band best in i lass award so the concert tonight ought to be a good un Kiwanis Club of New Braunfels is sponsoring free speech language* and hearing screening Saturday from IO a rn to 3 p m at New Braunfels National Bank, KMM' N Walnut Hearing screening w ill be open to all ages and speech screen mg will tie conducted on children between 2‘ and 8 years old The Comal County Clerk’s office this month w ill begin closing for lunch from noon to I p rn each day Affective May 18, the clerk s office will be open from 8 a rn to noon and I to 5 p rn in the courthouse an nex.. Get your running shoes polished, a 5K (3.1 mile' run will be held at OakKun Subdivision May 22 at 8 a rn to benefit the Children's {Emergency Shelter, which will provide a safe, temporary home for abused children Runners are en couraged to secure donor sponors and entry fees are $6 until May 18 after which time the fee will increase to $8 OakKun is on Texas 46 off Iwxip 127 Hun for a good cause and don't forget the benefit dance May 16 from 9 p.m. to I a rn at Comal County Fairgrounds heir garten s|>onsored by Oakwood Tire company Bug A Meister Pest Control, Tommy and Mary Jo Zipp Max Wommack Jr and Hon Stueb-ing Canyon Middle school sixth grade choir will present “It s Music” at 7 20 p rn Friday on Canyon High School Com mons Director is Jean Wood and admission is free There is a slight chance of showers and thundershowers today w ith the high expected to reach the 80s Tonight will be partly cloudy w ith a 20 percent chance of showers and thundershowers and a low in the 80s Friday will be partly cloudy to cloudy w ith a 20 percent chance of showers and the high expected to reach the 80s The Menu CLASSIFIED.........11-14 COMICS.................IO CROSSWORD............3 DEAR ABBY............ll KALEIDOSCOPE........7 OPINIONS...............4 SCRAPBOOK............6 SPORTS................8,9 New Braunfels ISO Superintendent Charles Bradbury holds the district s award plaque for restoration of the old high school on Mill Street. Iris Schumann center conducted research on the old building and Elliot Knox was chairman of the drive to raise money to restore the building s facade (Photo by Frances Bridges). NBISD receives 'historic' award By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer In a city where the past is a vital part of the present the New Braunfels IND has been commended by the Texas Historical Commission for its efforts to preserve and use the city s oldest standing school building at 420 W Mill St The commission awarded the school district with the John and Joyce Karr Award for repairing and refurbishing what is now NBISD s Education Center Built in 1912. the school had fallen into disrepair after the district stopped using it for classes Iris Schumann, who dedicated weeks of work to researching the building s past *aid it almost seem ed like the old school w as looking for just the right use The building was the New Braunfels High School for years until classes outgrew the facility The middle school has been housed in the building as well as an assortment of special classes, community organizations and various odds and ends needing storage The aw ard from the state historical commission is quite an honor, said architect Steve Tillotson. who headed the renovation project for the 28.000-square-foot building “I’m not surprised that it won an award I think the aspirations of our client NBISD' were high enough,” he said added that community sup port for the project made the job more exciting and challenging “It s really an honor (to win the award' Anytime you are publieally recognized in comparison to other work. I think that is an honor and I think the award goes to a lot of people.” he said. adding that the community and former students at the old school are as much to credit for the success of the project as the school district or the architects are Donations collected from alumni, local residents and New Braunfels school children funded the renovation of the building's facade A school bond issue paid for the interior work “A lot of people were personally involved You have to consider that the award goes to everyone involved,” Tillotson said ' To have the com- N B tavern operators want later hours before tourists arrive because by midnight weekends... ‘They’re not finished partying' mumty s interest and the client > in terest is exciting Schumann was a mem tier of one of the last classes to graduate from tne New Braunfels High School while it was housed in the 191$ building She remembers making an impassioned plea to her classmates to have a drawing of the building printed on the class diploma She said she felt strongly about the building even when she was a young student It w as a neat building she said During her research of the building and property Schumann learned that the property at VA Mill St is destined to serve the needs of education “It has remained as functioning school property since about 1835 she said. adding that the former owners of the property included a notation in the deed stating the property must be held in perpetuity for school purposes ’’ The enormous building replaced the New Braunfels Academy a' the city’s only school in 1914 Schumann cued newspaper accounts of the early 2oth century dedication celebration. saying they reflected the com munity s enthusiasm for the new school “You could just sense the pride the people had in the building It was just the neatest thing In today s society, where we take things in a rather nonchalant way, these things that you read in the (1914 paper gives you a sense that this was really a special thing to them, she said “Now it s like it s all abloom and ablaze again with a new beginning Schumann said about the newest use of the building Tillotson said he tried to capture some of the building s original grandeur with the renovation project While the outside was left in its original state, the building s interior was modified to function as a modern administration building * There’s a very clean philosophy about the building The exterior was to appear as it did 50 years ago and it appears very much as it did the architect said The public areas of the building’s interior were restored to their historic beauty complete with the high pressed metal ceilings Bf SARAH DUKE Staff Writer In the midst of a dismal economic year for New Braunfels Margie Rich and other local club and restaurant owners ar*- n-eling the crunch as much as anyone But Rich and a handful! of her colleagues have a plan to inc rea >e business and tax dollars within the city Rich owner and manager of Knox Landing is heading up an effort to rescind a 1984 ordinance forcing loc a! bar to stop selling alcohol after midnight exc ept on Saturday -when they can serve until I sunday morning.' • We're trying to get organized to go before the New Br iunfei:. City Council VS** canted to get it done before the tourist season vile said Wednesday afternoon So far about six bar owners are participating in the move to change the lo* ai ordinance The group has met three times in ’he last month Rich said Although a change in operating hours would tie d tremendous boost to her business Rich is supporting the change largely because it would mean more revenues for all city businesses What local residents don't seem to understand is that if you start doing something like this it looks like you r*- doing it for your own business While it would benefit my business the more money I make the more money I spend w ith other local businesses so it s good for the whole community she said during a break in business at her restaurant and bar Rich pointed to six entertainment and drinking establishments that have gone out of business since the 1984 vote to limit serving hours .she said those closings plus a drop in local tax revenue generated through alcohol sales are evidence that the early hours require ment has hurt not ju>t the bar business but the loc a. economy as well The city council adopted an ordinance in 1979 prov ldtng for alcohol to be sold until I a rn every night In 1984 Goodwin By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Goodwin Primary students are seeing stars these days and they like it The Stars volunteer program grew from an idea into reality within two weeks and already has $7 active workers involved with programs at the school In the time the young organization has been around Stars have worked with the school s book fair and a physical education program Tuesday Stars accented the school s Cinco de Mayo celebration by sponsoring Mexican games and events Altnough a separate organization. Stars grew out of the Goodwin Frazier Parent Teacher Organization The PTD has funded the start-up of the parents group Mary Burttscheii Stars volunteer coordinator said the group of mostly mothers is aimed at giving parents a way to become involved in a positive manner with their children’s education So far the Stars program has organized many parents, ‘ but we will be recruiting grandparents and others.' Burttscheii said She said the organization plans to have volunteers helping with kindergarten registration Besides helping with events at the school, Burttscheii said there is plenty of work to be done by parents who work during the day “It s very difficult to get the parents involved who are working but if they can do something at home they feel like they re involved with their children’s education.” Burttscheii said She said the Stars program still needs volunteers to help get the organization off the ground The group could use interested parents who can type or make telephone calls at home after normal working hours Burttscheii and another parent volunteer were inspired to create the Stars organization after attending the Texas Schools Volunteer Program in El Paso in March “When we came back, we were so enthusiastic we decided to go ahead and start the program,” she said lex a1 residents thr.jgh a pop those hours < au.sing f ir to < to* *• * City revenue from mixed dr -more than i i4 oho That revenue r The reduction in 'ax fund- ah amount of tax d* I ars returned * ievel In 198*. the city received $28 r* drink sates h or 'he fir st q .ar’er u: $4 from th*- tate for rn ed tr City Manager J<>*- Mi< hie aid to determine how much additions r generate through late r. en; bar *.« be very difficult local* u o*- a * ce there would be We de ng a •* the other hand I co iidn ’ ak ii i cost of law enforcemen* would be ordinance being restended    M f sided issue Mu r e added *r a* e to what action the city council r gf Rich said as tourist' bet ome rn ordinance many of then: ar*-plans and staying lr san \ntonio forth to enjoy 'ne ■ ,»*r Whe* they re on vacation The; -anti * come to a place like this na • e di; then weciose They re no' fir .    : It s taking a lot of re-, enue said pointing out tha- restaurant.* losing out along w *h a Peter Gross owner and rr.a' a echoed Rich s concern -a ng business would benefit from g-pretty obvious tha’ there «. *-r .. longer hours herald Gross and Rich both said the ’ ne*J ever hanged 198 a? i nee *1 the state ixed y got cd to iiaht ic iim ai aration n k and e here e They a band 'did ion his It 5 itlfv See SA® HG Page 2 Evelyn Haversack Even though the program has only been around for a few weeks the group already has named a Star of the month Evelyn Haverstick racked up the most hours -ll in one week to earn the distinction for April “I think this is a really good program This way we’re volunteering and we help the teachers but we re not in the way ” Havei stick said Stars shine bright ;