New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 28, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Council gives first approval to new tax
Following the state legislature’s lead, New Braunfels City Council Monday night approved the First reading of an ordinance adding 1/2 cent to the city’s sales tax rate to pay for an industrial development committee.
Penalties have Oilers facing third-and-long
HOUSTON (AP) —The harder the Houston Oilers try to curb their penalties the more they seem to veer off track. In Houston’s 34-0 loss to Kansas City on Sunday, the Oilers committed a team recon} 16 penalties for 115 yards in losses as Cle'" ’ ' M Q 0 9 ^7 ^ ^
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Cookoff determines ’ winners of contest
Forty-three dishes and two hours later, the Herald-Zeitung's Five judges had selected the winners in the — ,Ano Holiday Cookbook Contest. Winners’ and other sts’ recipes will appear in the special Holiday book.
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Vol. 138, No. 12
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
November 28, 1989
One Section, 8 Pages
CISD bond interest below projections
Securing a lower interest rate than 6.602600 percent when they met nancial advisor to the school district, expected on the sale of bonds, Comal Monday night in regular session. “This is the lowest rate that has come ISD officials anticipate the tax in- Terming the rate “a very favorable ^ on an issue of this size and this crease generated by the recent bond bid,” CISD Business Manager Abel length.”
issue election to be less than originally Campos said it was “substantially low- Westerman told trustees that a thought. cr than we had anticipated when we very successful meeting last week
Comal ISD trustees approved the planned the bond issue.” with the rating agency, along with the
sale of $3.5 million in school building “The district should be congratu-
bonds at an effective interest rate of lated,” said Dwayne Westerman, fi- See BONDS, Page 2
Deputies arrest pair in teen-ager’s assault
Comal County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two San Holier/, said Jessie James and Fernando Gutierrez, both Antonio men Saturday and charged them with sexual 18 years old, of San Antonio were taken into custody by assault of a 17-year-old girl. Deputies Rolph Ehrlich and Bill Boles. Bond was set at
Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz said the alleged assault both James and (iuiicnez
occurred al Hill Cornify Resort al Canyon Lake 01hcr reports, a 1984 owboy trailer valued atSl.000
was reported stolen. Jack Owens, owner of the trailer, said The assault is reported to have occurred between 8 and tbe thclt occurred between Nov. 21 and 22. At Sam Hous-9 a.m. on Nov. 26 and may have stemmed from another lon recreation center at Canyon I .ake, a $400 depth finder incident regarding unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. was reported taken from a boat
City to bring station on line
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The ambulance caravan left New Braunfels early Sunday on its way
Club caravans to Guatemala
The breezy and cold conditions will continue through Friday.
Winds today will be between 15 and 25 mph. The high temperature will be between 61 and 65 degrees. The overnight low will be between 38 and 35 degrees. Wednesday will be a little cooler with the high reaching about 60 degrees and the low near 35 degrees.
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27 shopping days to Christmas
All interested parents of Canyon High School students are invited to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Canyon High School presented by Dr. Terry McDonald, president and founder of Collegiate Test Prep, Inc. The program will concern the SAT preparation to be made available to all CHS students in the spring of 1990....
Marsch und Wandergruppe will have its election of officers tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 410 W. Coll....
The Texas Ballet Concerto, resident ballet company of the Carver Cultural Center in San Antonio, will be performing “The Nutcracker” Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at die Carver, 226 N. Hackberry. Tickets may be purchased at $8.50 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens by call 226-2626 or 625-2876....
SM STAMMTISCH, Page 2
The County Line Fire Station, which for months has been the home for New Braunfels Fire Department’s administrative offices, will be an operating fire station bcgiiuiing early next year.
Tile station on County Line Road was built in 1987 and has never been an operating fire station. City Manager Paul Grohman said the fire depart
ment administration and die New Braunfels Municipal Court will share the former Lowe’s Hardware building on Casten Avenue. The city bought die property this summer and is remodeling the building for office space.
“We are hoping to have the station See STATION, Page 2
For the fifth lime in as many years, Indiana Lions Club members have embarked on a 3,200-milc drive to Guatemala on Thanksgiving Day in a caravan taking aid to the impoverished Central American country.
This year’s 60-person, 16-vehi-clc Mission to Guatemala is the largest since Urbana, hid., caille farmer Jim Cameron organized die first mission in 1985.
The group spent Saturday night at die Rodcway Inn and left early Sunday morning.
The caravan - 16 ambulances, including one shipped from Stockholm to Houston by two Swedish Lions club members participating in the mission, and others donated by clubs from Michigan and Missouri — are carrying medical sup-
CH1CAGO (AP) — A girl who received part of her mother’s liver in die nation’s first transplant of its kind underwent nearly five more hours of surgery today to stop internal bleeding, hospital officials said.
Meantime, doctors involved in this country’s first living-donor liver transplant upgraded the mother’s condition to fair, said John Easton, a spokesman for University of Chicago
plies, foodstuffs, clothing, toys and 12,000 pairs of used eyeglasses. Once in Guatemala, the group will distribute everything vehicles and all — to several towns and villages throughout the country. Forty-eight people will make the drive.
A team of 12 other volunteers, will fly to Guatemala City Saturday to meet the caravan and assist in the eyeglass distribution effort. During four days, more than 6,000 Guatemalans, many of whom walk for days to receive the glasses, are expected to be examined.
“The eyeglass distribution is particularly emotional considering many of these people receiving glasses have never seen clearly in
See CARAVAN, Page 2
Despite internal bleeding that sent 21-month-old Alyssa Smith back into surgery, doctors predicted success for Monday’s operations on her and her mother, Teresa.
During the night the surface of Alyssa’s new liver began to bleed, a complication that occurs in about 30 percent of all liver transplants, Easton said by telephone this morning.
Investigators are checking into a suspicious Fire early Sunday that damaged a vacant house at 1490 U.S. 81 E.
New Braunfels Fire Department responded to the fire at 12:31 a.m. with IO firefighters, two engines, two EMS units and support units. The firefighters controlled the blaze by 2:27 a.m. but were recalled at 6:09 a.m. when the fire was either rekindled or retorched, said Elroy Friescnhahn, fire marshal.
“I’ve been trying to reach the owner for several months,” said Friescnhahn, who added that the house “needed to be bulldozed” before the fire.
“There is no damage estimate because it needs to be demolished,” said Friescnhahn.
There are a number of vacant houses in the city which need to be boarded up so similar fires do not occur, said Friescnhahn, who added this fire was the second in an empty building in the past three weeks.
“I’ve been trying for two years to get these vacant homes boarded up. We’re asking the local citizens to do this — if they own a house or structure that is vacant, then board up the windows and doors.
“It’s very inviting to juveniles, transients and the homeless," said Friescnhahn. “They go in these places and start fires to stay warm or cook and then a fire starts.”
The fire marshal said the city gives property owners “a couple of weeks" to board up. Then the Fire department can file a complaint with municipal court to force the owner to comply. “Most people will comply though," said Friesenhahn.
She returned to the operating room at about 4:40 a.m. CST, and surgery was completed just under five hours later, at 9:23 a.m., said hospital spokeswoman Sue Sheerin.
“It’s something they should be able to control," Easton said.
Both mother and daughter had been in critical condition in intensive care
Se* TRANSPLANT, Page 2
Council gives first approval to new tax
Following the state legislature’s lead, New Braunfels City Council Monday night approved the first reading of an ordinance adding 1/2 cent to die city’s sales tax rate to pay for an industrial development committee.
Council members listened to representatives from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the chamber’s Industrial Development Committee as they proposed establish
ing a 1/2 cent city sales tax for the program’s
The action comes on the heels of the state legislature’s amendment of the Development Corporation Act of 1979, which allows cities is counties of 500,OOO or less population to create corporations promoting industrial development.
“T he half-ccnt tax would generate funds, by bringing in new industry lo the area, which
would create new jobs," said Joe Seibold, chairman of the chamber’s industrial committee.
According to the state law the tax, if aproved by city voters and city council, would be in effect for five years. The estimated annual revenue from the tax is $1.2 million. Seibold said plans call for the money to go into developing an industrial park to ease land acquisitions by new industries.
"We will look to use the Si 2 million for an industrial park site," Seibold said. "We would be in a position to show off our own industrial areas."
Councilman Bill Arnold asked if the tax could be less than 1/2 cent, but Chamber President Tom Purdum said state law mandates that rate.
See INDUSTRY, Pag. 2
Annual fund drive seeking donations
The eighth annual New Braunfels Herald-/a;Hung Cheer Fund is almost to the halfway mark and needs almost $2,500 to meet its goal of providing Christmas dinner to 200 families.
The aiuiual drive sponsored by the newspaper has a goal of raising $5,000 in donations to purchase
items to fill Christmas baskets for area families selected by the Community Service Center.
The administrative costs are paid by the newspaper and volunteers including members of die New Braunfels Fire Fighters Association and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as newspaper staff members provide die labor to package and deliver the
Christmas baskets each year.
Each year since 1982, die newspaper has sponsored the diive to provide a Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holiday meal. Thai first year, the drive netted $1,807.70 and spent $1,260 to provide baskets to 60 families.
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Mother, daughter recovering after living-donor transplant
Tree lighting ceremony set
Santa Claus is coming to New Braunfels and he’ll be here Thursday night for the Annual Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa Claus visit. The nee will be lit at 6 p.m. and Santa will arrive shortly after.
Entertainment will be provided by the Lone Star School Students, Toby’s School of Dance, and the Community Band. The Canyon Middle School Band will lead Santa to the Plaza.
Organizations participating with the Downtown Association are C.I.M.A., which will provide fruit following a visit with Santa; the New Braunfels Jaycees selling bal
loons and collecting for Toys For Tots; New Braunfels Business and Professional Women selling Christmas wrapping paper, tote and gift bags lo support its scholarship fund; and the Downtown Association selling hot dogs and baked goods to help support the Plaza Lighting. Permanent greenery decorations are being created and donated by the New Braunfels Garden Club Council.
The public also is encouraged to attend the Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Plaza Thursday. The
S.. CEREMONY, Pag. 2