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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Stammtloch Here s a great Christmas gift to Hue yourself and to Unomc free of unwanted hat In the ( »rnal I nit of the Ament an i u » no* n*ty is. sponsoring another FRFF lyuit Smoking ('lim In    and    :•    at Ditt linger Memoria; Library *• meeting room Th* sessions and you must go to all four twgsn at p !■ a- I tie '.'.tv Mike Neman a fennel smoker himself ( all ♦>£"> illI extension W to register for the clirvu bv rn Toe vias if von want to s|*nd Saturdays shopping aion** for ‘Hum- heir las gifts take the young Mi rs t t*.e Hrauntev Th#*ater each Saturday through lies it* at 9 ami ii a rn for S cent moxies The nj*** tai show mgs are sp*Jtw>rt*d by the Liuwntown Association amt tit Sets mas he purchased n advam «■ : > talking to th** theater manager Th next flit k %* hedukd for th# youngsters is t art* H#*ars ll next weekend W * I :    ^    tig    *■:;NB downs Canyon in opener; SV falls, See ray* ,3ASundayNovember 29 "987 50 CentsVol 134 No 232    707    Landa    St    New    Braunfels    Texas    78130    (LISPS    377-880)    512-625-9144    Four    Sections    46    Pages Smoking incinerator prompts fire alarm Two ladder trucks amt an am huiance sped to laurel Plaid around * 15 p rn saturday night following a report of smoke coming from the fifth floor of the elderly housing unit located at the comer of Landa and A alnut Streets Fire officials found only smoke billowing from the complex's trash incinerator and no fire was found It is Hie second time in as many months smoke pouring from the in cinerator s smoke stack atop the buiding has led to a talse alarm A passerby noticed the smoke and call ed fire officials from a nearby apart ment complex That s what I thought one unidentified woman said when told ct the cause of the alarm My mother lives here and she would be one of the first ones out but it s good to know someone is watching out tor them Officials reviewing bond deals By DAVID MAY Staff Writer District Court officials are investigating to see if agreements struck in recent years between District Attorney William Schroeder and local bonding agencies were legal and whether action to recover full bond amounts can be enacted Both District Clerk Margaret Her brich and District Judge Robert Pfeuffer have initiated investigations and review of state law to determine whether agreements where only one-third of forfeited bonds were ap proved for collection were .awful and whether statute?* of limitations lr those cases have expired Pfeuffer a^ well as Judge Charles Ramsay routinely approved reduced forfeiture amounts a policy established between 1982 and Ina*, by Schroeder and since halted Of some 196 ixxi in called bond amounts only UTI im was collected As of last week Schroeder said he had not heard of such an investigation He added that in his mind the arrangements because approved by judges were legal and final There are questions as to whether such arrangements are lawful in a county where a bail bond board does not exist Talks of creating such a board have resurf aced similar pro See Bail BONDS Paqe2A Merchants looking for bright By sarah DUhe Stab Wr iter Local retailers laughed at national predictions for a slow Christmas shopping season saving Friday they expect this vear to be better than last While state figures indicate that New Braunfels sales tax revenue was down by i « percent during the third quarter of this store managers in ’he city said thew are optimistic about Christmas The way it looks today we ll ex petii things ti* roll along pretty well until c said Jeff Lutz as- star! manager at h Mart during the heigh* of Ute shopping rush Fri day lf things Keep up Ute way th«> have today we Ii clo better than last v**ar It s been real busy today vaies probably won t be what exervbodv hoped but thev ll be tie! 'rf than .as? ye ar he vt id R n Mitirano manager of w.», Mart an<t Jai k Melott manager of Jacob s« bm Kit s agreed that thev Hat t e\p«st to t*- hurt by the e nom U Mump that has et OHO mists nationwide predicting a drop sn sales lit*! Adams manager of Real! s I department Store in i our tv ard shot.) pi* g i enter Mod I ndav s sales were gm«j anil he loesn t exjwi! anv drop iron, last yea* s t.e* figures A'lef how i rKlay > Miles were go mg th*- Wai Mart manager an*a«-r«s;    Great I think well do season tietter than last year We had a great year this year and we ll have an even better year this year ' He called the economic forecasters pessimists Melott said he is extremely op timistic about the* Christmas diopp mg season He added that tiecause of recent changes in the store s mer chandise hi- doesn t think his store will be affected by the predicted nation w ide drop in sales We ve targeted closer to what the customer wants now Nationally the economists are expel ting a townward trend company wide we re expec ting an increase he said We try to offer service to everybody from Mum and I lad to the junior Melott added that downtown merchants have several events planned tu lur* shoppers to the area during the holiday season As a whole the downtown has dec ided to become very aggressive he said While downtown merchants fight fur a share of the local Christmas shopping business th#* competition betwixen Wa! Mart and h Mart ap pear to have calmed Lutz said last year the first year Wa! Marl was ii»*n h Mart busine*s -.uttered s*.mewhat He said Friday that th# K Mart More has recovered Ut. said h#* ha sn I noticed any trends dev eloping yet but vid«*u t assette recorders have sold well I oca* stores were busy Friday Arith the beginning of the Christmas shopping season Strickland's friends released on bonds By DAVID MAY Stat! Writer Two area men charged last week with hindering the apprehension ot Wesley Scott Strickland the* driver in a tatal hit and run accident Nev 8 each posted ll.nun bonds Friday and were released from Comal County Jail Fthan Nichols ju and Tracey ( Langendorf! 18 are described as friends of Strickland 22 They reportedly helped hun push his 1*78 Grand Prix into a stock pond two days after bt* struck two san Antonio women walking along the Interstate 16 access road New Braunfels police acting on a tip from a nearby resident recovered Strickland s car partially submerged in the pond off Raush Lane behind the snake Farm les> than a mile from the accident site Both N idiots and Langendorf f were charged on Class A misde meaner warrants issued Wednesday afternoon by Judge Ron Prichard on a request by C ounty Attorney Bill Reinter Prichard also set the bond amounts The two men surrendered See ARRESTS Page JA New Braunfels $3.95 million package School district bonds would add 5.13 cents per S100 In any borid election a major concern for taxpayers is How is the bond election going to affect me’** New Braunfels ISO u. asking voters to approve a bond pac kage totaling 13 95 million on Dec 12 to build c lassrnums for the growing district Ilebi service that portion of school taxes that enables the district to retire its indebtedness will be affec ted by the passage of the bond package By proposition the increase in the debt sere ice tax for the first year will be 3 97 cents per UUU valuation for Proposition I 111 cents per Simi valuation for Pro position J and A cent per I Iud valuation for Pro post ton J The total increase would be 5 13 cents per I iou valuation For example un a Pat UUU piece of property, the rn creased first year coit would tie Proposition I. fly 8a Proposition 2 SS SS and Proposition 3 ti 3u Total increase would be SA 7ti The growth which prompted the fiord eke lion will I also help eke reasr the debt irrvae tax. say school of fkials As nrw residents move into the community, the tax base the tax base will increase which decreases the cud to each taxpayer although the school district will pay the tame amount lur IS years until the bonds are paid off Currently Hie district is paying on two bond issues the 1977 and lttCt bond packages i unit rut ling a school in this method allows tax pavers moving into the district lo help pay for the school say the school officials ’in order to pay cash for a building the district would need to raise taxes 56 cents which would be an increase of SO to Bu percent and puts us over the state allowable tax rate Abo you re not letting future patrons assist in paying for future indebtedness, said NBISD Director of Finance Lonme I \irtis After the 1983 bood election, the rate changed from 15 cents per I IOU valuation to 32 .-cents Since 1*83 the debt service has decreased to a rate of JU IV cents per tluo valuation said Curtis School taxes are frozen on homesteads for patrons who arr 65 y ears of age and older So they w ill not pay-more in school taxes w lib the passage of the bond clee Hon NBISD's bond package is comprised of three pro positions lf passed Proposition I will fund the con st rue!ion of a 2B classroom elementary school, the conversion of rn gym at Seek F.lementary into four classrooms and construction of a metal building with a brick facade lo serve as a gym and redirecting the pick up and delivery area at law* Star Primary Gist for Proposition I will be $2 935 million with the new school costing $2 7 million the work at Seek costing $175 uou and lame Star ko uou Proposition 2 to add classrooms at New Braunfels High School will coat S82u,(MJu while Proposition I for future school sites, will cost $196 UUU Ste N BiSO Page? A speaking ut th* Downtown A?m* at .<*n an t t hr -tma*. that grout w •*(«*(    *    ■.    »• - c downtown and Santa * visit I mrajav at Main I 'la. a Toby s 'n bool of Dame will enter lain before Mayor Protein Raima. < hapa welcomes visitors and flips the switch to light up downtown Mu*lent -* from laane Star Firmer tars school will lead the crowd through several Christmas carols Then santa will arrive aboard a fire trxxk Canyon Middle s* f*«ui mart bing band will ie ail the way The?- youngster* in th* cr* *4 a.;I nave the opportur.iv to sit in san ta * .ap and whisper those wurd* meant only for his ears This year s activities als*) feature a s«*s la. Oak* sale and hot chn* mate Monies ra;** t w i g* toward aggrading and replacing th# ( lighting and I#** ratio? ->*n Main Plaza hor more informa Gof, or lo make a « untr shot Ion to th* lighting tund tout a* I Kyra Bramtt chairman at 625 174! durtng business flours 5noot» i 'ywig * * Best ?*"«e Pt>/vc Va** shopping days to Christmas Die t* autitui weather of Saturday was obviously st* fins rn#* s idea of a . roei joke South Texans will instead ta-treated to wrath**! today and tonight a little more fall like (ioudy with a ai percent chance of light rain is on tap for sunday ami increases to an Bu percent * hance Monday Highs Sunday will settle in the upper 50k iKit accompanied by easterly winds m ar lo mph Sunday s tow will tie near ai degrees Rain chances drop to a ta* percent chance on Mon day the Menu BUSINtSS    IO    UA CLASSIFIED    8    136 COMICS    bB    I    SD CROSSWORD    3A DEAR ABBY    1?A EDUCAHOM    46 ENTERTAINMENT    7B HOROSCOPE    bB KALEIDOSCOPE    I    MB MONTAGE    I    BC OPINIONS    4A SPORTS    13    ISA TV LISTINGS    I    SC WEATHER    2A Changing patterns The city is adding a new wrinkle lo getting around Loop 337 Soon the intersection of River Road and Loop 337 will have a stop light in full function replacing the slop sign The light has been installed and is blinking until work crews finish (Photo by Beryl Clark! Cheer Fund needs in the area who might not other wise be able to enjoy a holiday feast So that means that more than $4.UUU must be col lect tnt before Dec 18 Fontribut ions of non perishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper office The Herald-Zeitun# will publish the names of contributors to the C heer Fund each day c ontribu bons are lax deductible and may be made al the newspaper office at 707 Landa New Braunfels Texas 781 JU For more informa bon or to arrange for pickup of donations call Carol Avery at 625 9144 The total now stands at $1,643 JU Much more is needed lo meet the goal tor 1967 The Herald /titan# along with the National Guard and Com munity service Center each year sponsor the Cheer Fund drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families in the New Braunfels area The goal in 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners for 2uo lambies ;