New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
State faces $300 million to $600 million shortfall
AUSTIN (AP) — After weeks of predicting no new taxes this legislative session, state lawmakers were regrouping amid reports that state government may fall $300 to $600 million short on its 1990-91 budget.
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Golfers, tennis stars ready for state play
Three tennis players from New Braunfels High School and the Unicorn golf team are prepared and ready for state competition. The golfers tee off Thursday while the tennis players begin tournament play Friday in Austin. See Page 13A
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Keep Mom out of the kitchen with good-for-you food gifts such as Great Garden Sandwiches, Heart-to-Heart Wheat Cookies,' Crunchy Vegetable Cheese Ball, and Carrot ‘n Oat Bran Muffins.
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The clouds are expected to stay in the forecast for the rest of today and for Thursday. The high today should hover around 80 with tonight’s low dropping to about 65. Thursday’s high will reach 82 with an overnight low of 65. The weekend looks partly cloudy and warmer with highs in the mid to upper 80s and lows in the 60s.
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The city will begin the drainage improvement work at one of the busiest areas in town tomorrow morning. The San Antonio Street-West Santa Clara drainage project was approved in a 1985 bond issue. Santa Clara from San Antonio to Mill Street will be closed from Thursday through Monday. Other streets will be announced as crews work their way around the arca....
The importance of mammography will be the topic of the free Community Education program Thursday al noon offered by McKenna Memorial Hospital in observance of National and Texas Hospital Week. “Mammography — The physician’s viewpoint' will be presented by Dr. Fernando Ba/an. local radiologist, and Dr. Mark Hickman, surgeon. Take a brown bag lunch to the Garza Street classroom and McKenna will provide drinks and dessert. The program will cover what is mammography, how mammography is performed, who needs a mammogram, risks of mammography, meaning of mammography and the goals of the test....
Here are two new numbers the Comal County sheriffs department wants the public to keep The new number for the civil and warrants division is 620-0374; the new number for criminal investigation is 620-0332. The additional numbers were added lo eliminate the plume log caused by people calling the 625-9141 number, which can still be called for other information.
The United States Census Bureau needs temporary workers in this area. The work involves preparing address lists for the 1990 census. These outdoor jobs will last between two and eight weeks, lf interested, go to the National Guard Armory, 2253 Interstate 35 N., at IO am. Thurs day to apply. Interested persons may call 512 841-5400 for more details....
Cheers Summer Camp, is scheduled for June 11-15 at Saint Mary’s University and is open to girls and boys ages 7 to 17. In its fifth year, Cheers Camp is recognized for its cheerleading preparation programs including tumbling, cheers, dance, and lead ership skills. Instruction is available for beginners through advanced All classes are taught by a professional staff. Swimming and other social events are offered daily. Resident and commuter camp is available. Call 344 5990 for registration and more information ..
Canyon Cougar, New Braunfels Unicom and Snuthson Valley Ran get senior class members will gather Saturday in the New Braunfels Wal-Mart parking lot to
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Consolidation a good idea say county commissioners
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
When it comes to consolidating taxes on the county level, all sides of the commissioners court bench agree it’s a good move, though not all scions are as vocal as their counterparts Clyde Jacobs and Neil Craigmile.
Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans said recently in front of his office, he supports the issue. He said he supported it in 1985 when he signed a resolution supporting centralized assessing and collecting and again in 1987 when there was a consensus among commissioners to move forward with the idea.
On March 13, 1985, commissioners court — consisting of Judge Fred Clark, “Jumbo” Evans, Lorenzo “Yankee” Camarillo, Monroe Wctz and W.N. George — passed a resolution supporting consolidation of taxes with the county tax assessor-collector.
In 1987, the court — made up of Clark, Evans, Camarillo, Jacobs and
Clennan validating petition signatures
Comal County commissioners will consider passing a resolution Thursday regarding the validity of the petition submitted recently to call an election to consolidate tax assessing and collecting for residents in the Comal Appraisal
Commissioners also will set a date for the election.
During the petition drive in April, 5,055 signatures were collected and Tax Assessor-Collector See PETITION, Page 2A
Craigmile — took no formal action, bi t reached a consensus to support the issue.
In March 1989, Precinct 4 Commissioner Jacobs and Precinct 2 Commissioner Craigmile conducted a press conference in Craigmile’s office to announce their intentions to take the issue to the voters.
Since then, Craigmile and Jacobs
have dominated the tax consolidation spotlight as they have addressed civic organizations, pounded the pavement and even camped to get more than 3,CKK) signatures needed to call an election
Newcomer to the court, Patricio “Pat” Hernandez, is just as supportive of the move.
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Citywide cleanup set June 3
The Dry Comal Creek, adjacent to Live Oak Street, came to life after more than three inches of rain were dumped on Comal County early this morning Thunderstorms swept through the area bringing needed rain and cooler temperatures. Most of the rain fell in New Braunfels and eastern Comal County into Guadalupe County, while the Canyon Lake and Bulverde areas received only traces of rain. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Waste Management Inc. will open its landfill gates for a day — free of charge — to help clean up New Braunfels in a citywide effort scheduled for June 3.
“Comal County landfill is going for a late spring cleanup this year," said Jim Mcinholtz, manager of the landfill. “This cleanup will consist of our company, the Garbage Gobbler, donating four rolloff boxes as it did last
year and locate them throughout the city."
Residents will be able lo throw away items the city garbage personnel can’t pick up, such as refrigerators and other large appliances.
New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman said recently a cleanup day would cost from $10,000 to $15,000 because of tipping fees and manpower.
But, Waste Management and the Safe City Commission
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Motivational speaker tells seniors to set daily goals
More than 8(K) seniors from New Braunfels, Canyon, Smithson V alley and Marion high schools converged on the New Braunfels Civic Center Monday morning to anend a motivational seminar sponsored by the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club.
The students* adrenalin began pumping early in the program as the speaker, Walter Hailey, told them that they ale their own boss and advised them to be free and to look for the maximum leverage in their lives.
Hailey, known as The Texas Comet, was bom “dirt poor" in Mesquite, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and is now a multimillionaire. After graduating, he became a flour salesman and emceed shows for The Light Crust Dumb
waiter Hailey motivates area high school seniors. (Staff photo)
boys band. He then went into insurance sales for Lone Star Life and eventually bought the company. Several years later, he sold the company for $78 million.
The student audience chanted “No" when Hailey asked, “What do you say to negativism?" He told the students to “Always think positive and don’t let something control you, other than you.
“Set your goals, write them down and read them every morning and evening," Hailey told the seniors. On the power of persuasion he said, “The power of persuasion is unlimited. All leaders are persuaders.”
Hailey now conducts motivational seminars on his ranch near Kerrville.
“Some people will run with these ideas, some will forget them and others will not hear them,” he said.
“For the past several years we have been talking about ways in which we could express our best wishes to the graduating class," said Dick Kocglc, past president of the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club. “We wanted to personally deliver our message of good will and good luck. We wanted them to know we care about them.
“I think we hit upon a good ideas and ii looks as if we have established a new tradition m New Braunfels."
Koegle said Hailey donated his fee to the Breakfast Lions Club to establish an annual award for the teacher who best represents the committment to prepare children for rewarding careers,
Bremer continues plans Perfect season for criminal task force
Chances of receiving a state grant to track traveling criminals were killed after an enuty backed out, but Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer has another plan
“Thai doesn’t mean we’re not going to do some things anyway," he said today.
The grant was lo fund a multiagency task force for Hays, Guadalupe, Comal counties and the cities of New Braunfels and San Marcos to track similar criminal activity within the area A yes vote was needed by all entities to pursue the grant, but Gua dalupe County decided not to vote. All other willies voted for it.
“I was disappointed,” Bremer said. “I was tickled to death we had four (entities) that approved it. I’m disappointed that the fifth one didn't, but that’s to be expected when you’re dealing w uh so many entities.”
Bremer said he plans to formalize an exchange of information between the entities himself by utilizing computers
“We wouldn’t have a coordinator and analyst, we’ll just have to bite the bullet and somebody's going lo have lo do it with overtime or with a parttime basis,” Bremer said. “It’s not
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Committee approves bill increasing school funding
AUSTIN (AP) — The House Public Education Committee today approved a bill that would increase state funding to public schools by $500 million over the next two years The measure, like a bill that already has been approved by the Senate, amis at helping equalize funding between rich and poor school districts across the state Unlike the Senate bill, however, the
House measure would raise minimum teachers’ salaries by $1,800 a year. The Senate measure requires no specific teacher pay raise, although lawmakers said they hoped part of the money would be used as a salary supplement
The legislation, which passed the committee with a 5-2 vote, is headed
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Sluggers Rico Herrera (left) and Jesse Diaz (right) hoist New Braunfels Coach Peter Garza after the Unicorns wrapped up the District 28 4A season with a perfect record on Tuesday night with a victory over Canyon New Braunfels finished district
play with a 12-0 record and await the winner of tonight's game between Austin schools McCallum and Travis in the first round of the playoffs (Photo by Deryl Clark)
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May 10, 1989
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