New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels10 Pages In one section ■ Nov. 30,Herald -Zeituii*1993 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of PEARLY MOEHRIQ
Vol. 142, No. 13
inside i Building permits continue vibrant upswing
Stammtlsch. .......3 I By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Opinion -----------------4 I Staff Writer
Sports Day . . . .... .. . . .7,8
Classifieds............ 9,10 | Building permits in both New Braunfels and
Comal County are continuing to rise steadily as builders enter the last two months of 1993.
nl ■__- - ^ - I In New Braunfels, single family permits are up
Dirmaay wisnesi ftom nine in October 1992 to 13 in 1993, a 44.4
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung percent increase
Hoffman, KrisUt Wunderlich, increase from 98 in 1992 to 146 in 1993. TOs is
Pearly Moehrig, Jack Ehman | a 49 percent increase.
County building permits are showing high increases year to date. From January to October © I 1993,368 permits were issued, compared to 232
B during the same period in 1992. This is a 58.6 per-
New Braunfels, Comal County see healthy increases, record year could be in works
Permits issued in October 1993 numbered zero, the same as in October 1992.
The year-to-date increases could result in a record year for Comal County and New Braunfels, according to Michael Meek, executive vice president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
“We continue to set a pace for a record-type performance,” he said. “This year should be one of the top three to four.”
“The city is 49 percent above last year and the county is almost 60 percent ahead and we still have two months to go. This may be our best year
since 1985,” said Meek.
“It’s hard to say if it will continue. One of the factors will depend on whether or not the demand continues,” he said In the city, multi-family permits remained the same at zero during October and commercial industrial and professional buildings remained the same at one.
Total value of all permits decreased from approximately $3.2 million in October 1992 to $1.4 million in 1993.
Year-to-date figures show an increase from approximately $16.8 million in 1992 to $19.4 million in 1993. This is a 15.5 percent increase.
In the county, both multi-family permits and commercial industrial and professional building remained the same at zero during October.
Total value of all permits in the county was up 4.2 percent from approximately $3.2 million in October 1992 to $33 million in 1993.
Year-to-date figures show a 42.3 percent increase from approximately $243 million during January to October 1992 to $343 million in 1993.
Herald-Zettung Cheer fund donations souylit
New Braunfels Herold-Zeitung's Cheer fond cw^pffig" to provide food for local needy families is continuing with much success, according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery.
Avery said that any type of non-perishable food item can be donated, as well as money. The Cheer fond goal is to assist 200 local families this year. To donate, call the Hemld-Zeitung at 625-9144.
Today's donations were from: ■ Anonymous - $25 ■ Aid Association fi>r Lutheran Branch - $1 OO ■ Anonymous-$20 ■ Eugene & Joanne Tschoepc -$25 ■ Lucille Oberkampf-$25 ■ Nancy Ladshaw - $100 Today's Total-$3,993.02
Local man to benefit from blood drive
A blood drive to benefit Vernon Taylor of New Braunfels will be held Thursday, Dec. 2 from 5 pm. to 8 pm. at the New Braunfels Elks Lodge, located at 353 S. Seguin.
Mid-Texas Symphony to hoot concert Doc. 12
The Mid-Texas Symphony will present a conceit of holiday music on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium in Seguin.
The conceit will feature traditional holiday music, a performance of Pergolesi's "Magnificat” by the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus. Special guest artists will be Chasid, a flute and harp duet which features Adrienne Inglis, the principal flutist of the Mid-Texas Symphony; and Shana Norton, the Mid-Texas Symphony's harpist
Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for college students and senior citizens, and $3 for students through high school age. They are available at the door or at First Choice and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
Call 629-0336 for more information.
Amateur gardamrs •ought for teaching
Amateur gardeners who can help teach children in planting on Dec. 4 are asked to call Karen Holz-Heuser at 629-4253 before Dec. 4.
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By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Sales tax collections in the City of New Braunfels are showing strong increases this month, according to statistics released by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
An increase of 9.3 percent was reported this month in die city. Collections increased from $261,663 in October 1992 to $307,933 in October 1993.
* lf ear to date, the city is also showing a strong increase. Collections from Jariary to October 1993 are approximately $2.9 million This is up 4 percent from 1992’s figure of $2.8 million
Sales tax figures for October represent sales made in September 1993.
“We are getting into the Christmas shopping season For many retailers, this is probably 50 percent of their business. It's a key time of year,” said Michael Meek, executive vice president of the chamber of commerce.
In Comal County, a decrease of 4.9 percent was reported in sales tax collections received in October. In October 1993, $156,161 was collected compared to $164,272 in October 1993. This is a decrease of 4.9 percent
Year to date, the county is still showing an increase. In 1993, $1.6 million was collected. This is up 5.8 percent ftom the approximately $1.5 million collected in 1992.
Students from Frazier Elementary'^ art class, under the Instruction of Sydney McGee, decorated a Christmas tree Monday evening at Luby'a Cafeteria In New Braunfels. From left are Kelsey McGee, Matthew Peteete, Shen na Schneider. Kneeling are Whitney Burnell, Laura Psteett. Standing right ara Garrett Burnell and Me. Sydney McGee.
by KARLA WENZEL
Herald-Zettung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Pictured at the Hill Country Inn presentation are: Lucille Douma, Mime Mader, Jean Peterson, Audrey Player, Barbara Perry, Far George, Lila Schoenfeld, Katie Sponenberg, Penelope Church, Betty Cook, Vesta Lee, Marcia Moore, Skipper Carr, Fred Dwulet and Larry Reckaway of Hill Country Inn, Gene Rush, Mayor Rudy Seidel and council member Jan Kennedy
Hill Country Inn recognized for beautification efforts
From staff reports
On Monday, Nov. 29, the Hill Country Inn and Restaurant was presented with the Civic Conservation-Beautification Award for 1993-94 by the Federated Garden Clubs of New Braunfels.
The award was presented to Hill Country Inn by the Four Seasons Garden Club in recognition of the superb landscaping additions to tire property, located at South Seguin Avenue and Business Loop 35 (formerly Highway 81).
The Civic Conservation-Beautification Award is made each year to a business which sets an out-
Federated Garden Clubs present Civic Conservation Beautification Award for 1993 in Monday ceremony
standing example of excellence in adaptation of landscape design to the facility, selection of plant material for site and climate (xeriscaping preferred), continuous maintenance of grounds and plants, and
overall visual impact
Hill Coutnry Inn and Restaurant has incorporated an impressive variety of shrubs and flowers in bedding areas throughout their entrance and parking lots, utilizing xeriscaping and adding much to the beauty of a prominent intersection in New Braunfels.
Honorable mention was awarded to: Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels for maintaining a beautiful planting year after year, Citizens Bank for a new, well-planned area using mostly xeriscape materials; and to James M. Cook Insurance Agency for developing a small greenspacc in front of their office, and maintaining its beauty for the past several years.
Canyon Lake man pleads no contest to gambling charge
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Grover Cleveland Cannan, of Canyon Lake, plead no contest Monday to charges of gambling promotion.
Cannan was expected to stand trial this week for his alleged involvement in a cock fighting event that took place on his property on April 3 of this year.
Canaan’s sentence will be set by a district court judge. That sentence will come after an investigation is finished
Officials in the Comal County probation department are currently convicting a pre sentencing investigation.
Comal County District Attorney BUI Reinter said he will be recommending the court set a sentence of two years deferred adjudication.
The judge can also assess a fine of up to $10,000.
“He had no prior offenses of any
nature. We gave him what we knew we could get ftom a jury,” laid Retirer.
Gambling promotion ii a third degree felony and carries a possible sentence of two to IO years.
Cannan was also charged with misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. He will be tried on these charges in the Comal County Court et Law.
Carman’s arrest was the result of an anonymous tip to Sheriff Jack Bremer.
Reimer said deputies of the sheriffs office wort undercover on April 3. They made bets on the cock fight in order to establish that gambling was occurring, he said.
Reimer said the deputies then used a two-way radio to bring in other sheriffs deputies to raid the location.
He said the raid resulted in eight arrests.
The other arrests were for illegal gambling, a misdemeanor charge.
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