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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Stammtisch Council JJjLlr 25 Cents Vol 139, No. 230Best wishes The New B r a u nf e I s HeraldZeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Carnic Hernandez, Shannon Anthony, Toby Guerra, Sally Ann Kennedy, Dwight Higginbotham, Valaric Wyatt and AU Meza. Belated birthday wishes to Kermit Vetter, Melody French and Melissa Marie Munoz. “Happy anniversary” today th Gilbert and Angie Morales. Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.NBU club sponsors sale The New Braunfels Utilities Employee Activity Organization will be conducting a rummage sale Saturday, Oct. 12. The sale will be at the NBU Maine Office at 263 Main Plaza from 9 a.m. until noon. Call 629-8474 for more information.Hospital Auxiliary McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold an orientation meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9 at die hospital at 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in volunteering at the hospital is invited to attend.Casino night Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce will present Casino Night Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7-10 p.m. at Woodlands Country Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets $25; $35 at the door. Door prizes and Las Vegas style games arc planned for the evening. Babysitting will be provided. Tickets are available at a number of locations including the Times Guardian and New Braunfels llerald-Zeitung.Rotary program The New Braunfels Rotary Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Pavilion 16 in (.anda Park. David Whatley will present the club’s program, speaking of the City of New Braunfels Park Department, according to Randy Haugh, the club’s president elect and program chairman.Baby and Me Moms and dads arc invited lo bring their diapcr-clad dynamos to Tile Children’s Museum in New Braunfels where there’s a new program, “Baby and Me.” The program is a time for parents, infants and toddlers. Program times arc from ll a.m. to noon each Monday for parents of “under 2’s.” After a brown bag lunch from noon lo 12:30 the program is open to parents of “over-2’s" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information call 620 0939.Kitchen safety New Braunfels Restaurant Association Chapter Meeting wil be Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at T-Bar-M Chuck wagon Room, Texas 46 West, two miles from New Braunfels. Cost for IRA members, free; non-members, $5. 'Hic group will discuss kitchen safety. For reservations call 625-8942. Local school joins low-fat lunch effort By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer An effort is being made locally and nationwide to reduce the fat content of lunches fed to elementary school students. ‘“Thai’s one of my projects,” said Michelle Saye, food service coordinator for Comal Independent School District. “Tm going to get with the nurses, hopefully within the next month or two, to develop a low-fat, low-cal menu hopefully to be in effect by the first of the year .” Saye will be utilizing a Texas Education Agency workbook called ‘Trimming the Fat — Modifying School Menus." Progress is already occurring around the nation but U.S. Agriculture Secretary Edward Madigan says that educating school cooks on how to reduce fat will take ume to accomplish. “I think they want to provide a healthy dict to children The menu has to be attractive,” Madigan said. "I can assure you that by fiscal 1994, all food service personnel in the United Suites will have the tools and the training they need to improve the school lunch program to meet the dietary guidelines.” U.S. dietary guidelines last year say anyone over two years old should reduce fat intake to no more than 30 percent of tatal calories, and limit saturated fat from meal to IO percent. "It’s a top pnonty with me,” Saye said. “I really want to get something going this year — something that the kids will like but will be healthy, too.” Lobbying organizations have suggested that the USDA could help by making sure that the commodities it gives schools are low rn fat and include more fresh fruits and vegetables “We have to look at it from a business aspect and from a nutritional aspect,” Saye said. “One thing that we have started that the kids love is selling the fruit-roll-ups and the granola bars as an extra snack They have really gone over well." The healthy snacks are sold for 25 tents at elementary and middle schools and provide students with an alternative to cookies or candy they may bn rig from home, she said The district also sends cooks to summer workshops to help them develop more diverse menus Saye is 3##FOOO, P«g« 2 BEST AVAILABLE COPYServing NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY I Home of MarvinTuesdayOctober 8, 1991 One Section, 10 Pagesdelays decision Families, church groups and youth ministries were among the 846 persons lining New Braunfels' Main Plaza and surrounding streets for Sunday s Life Chain ll. (Photo by Karla Wenzel) 846 form Life Chain II By MARK WARNKEN StaH Writer The New Braunfels City Council discussed an independent investigation of allegations of wrongdoing against the city manager and council members in private for two hours Monday night, but took no formal action afterward. The meeting opened with a two-hour executive session, closed to an audience that numbered more than IOO, to discuss “personnel matters (city manager and City Council),’’ according to the agenda. Council members then reconvened in open session but took no formal action on the agenda items: hiring an independent investigator; requesting an investigation by a public agency; and deciding on any allegations to be investigated. “The executive session is over, and no action was taken,” said Mayor James Goodbrcad, reading from a written statement after the council returned to the Council Chambers. “There will be no action on the items listed in the agenda for discussion and action tonight. “There is a consensus in a positive direction. There will be discussion and action items on the agenda for the Oct. 14 regular meeting in regards lo these matters,” the mayor said. After adjourning the meeting, Goodbrcad declined to comment about the nature of the consensus, action planned for next week or a possible resolution of the issues. “If we ever adhere to executive session, we’re going to adhere to it this time,”Goodbrcad said. Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa and Council Members Clinton Brandt, Loraine Kraft, Rudy Seidel, Bill Arnold and Paul Fraser and City Manager Paul Grohman also attended S## CITY, Page 2 By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor As the bells atop the Comal County Courthouse chimed out a traditional blessing and then counted off the hour of 2 p.m. Sunday, 846 people took their places around the plaza and along Seguin and San Antonio Streets. The participants, representing at least 30 Comal County church congregations, formed a cross in the center of the comm un i ty to emphasize their support of unborn children. Life Chain ll was staged as pan of a nationwide a n t i - abortion jiemonsiraupn. A similar event was held in New Braunfels last "year, with about 700 persons standing in a cold rain on the appointed Sunday afternoon. “The issue of abortion has become a political football,” said the Rev. Dick Jones, an organ i zer of the event and pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in New Braunfels He feels involvement in Life Chain indicates that the “average person recognizes thai abortion is simply wrong and that a nation that kills its children is desperately sick ” Participants held signs, in both English and Spanish, saying “Abortion Kills Children” and “Jesus Heals and Forgives.” They were often greeted with honks or waves, signifying the support of those dnvmg through the area. “We were trappy lo see Use solidarity,” Jones said. The event ended as quietly as it began, with individuals and groups lowering their signs and returning to their vehicles as the 3 p m. chimes faded on the cool breeze To have an item listed in Stammtisch, contact Janine Green or Stephanie Ferguson at 625-VI44 Submissions should be of community interest but not commercial in nature County tax office could mail statements next week The Comal County Tax Office anticipates mailing the 1991 tax statements during the week starting Oct. 14. Comal Independent School District and County Education District taxes will be included on the county statements. The taxable valuation tor the school district ii $1,537,734,164, compared to $1,528,198,21 1 for 1990, reflecting an increase of $9,535,953 over last year The 1991 tax levy is S12.378,892, compared to a 1990 tax levy of $18,012,128, for a decrease of 55,633,236. The 1991 usa rate is 50.82 per $100 assessed valuation. The Comal ISO portion of the Comal County Education District has a state-mandated tax levy of $12,262,391. This will require a $0.91 tax rate per $100 value. Anyone who docs not receive all of his statements by Nev 30 should contact the Comal County Tax Office at 150 N. Seguin Ave. rn New Braunfels, or call (512J-620-5521 If all tax statements are not received by that date, the statements may be lost in the mail or may have an incorrect address or no address. lf a tax statement was received on a propeny that has been sold, the statement should be returned to the Comal County Tax Office as soon as possible, indicating the name and address of the purchaser so that it can be remailed to that person for payment. Hie 1991 school tax will become delinquent on Feb. I, 1992. Payment may be made in person at the Comal County Tax Office, or by mail to FO Box 311445. New Braunfels, TX 78131. If payment is made in person, taxpayers should be sure to bnng the tax itaiemeni with them If payment is made by mail. the 1991 payment coupon should be enclosed with the remittance A tax receipt will be furnished upon request. Office hours of the Comal County Tax Office are from 8:15 am to 4 45 p m Monday through FridayGood Day Warm and sunny conditions with a high in the low 80s and an overnight low near 60 arc forecast for Kxlay. A southeast wind at IO mph is anticipated Similar t (Mutinous are expected through die week with only a slight wanning lo (lie mid 80s arui low 60 expected In New Braunfels Monday, the high was 77 and die overnight low was 51 For weather details, see Page 2 Inside: CLASSIFIED.................... 8    IO COMICS................  6 CROSSWORD..........................3 DEAR ABBY..........................3 HOROSCOPE...........................4 RECORDS.................................4 SPORTS.................................7-S TV LISTINGS............................4 WEATHER................................2 Festivities to include auction Artists, from left, Grant Laths and Garnet Buster display the art work they will bs donating for the Qruene Music Fest Auction, slated for Friday Also pictured are Dick Koegie and John Payne, festival organizers, with Dick Faros and Rita Kaufmann, both of Texas Commerce Bank Die bank is underwriting the cost of the premier party Friday betore the fest on Saturday (Photo by Annehes Schlickenneder) By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor Thousands of dollars worth of unique items — including a bronze eagle statue by a local sculptor have been donated to the Grucne Music Fest auction on Friday. “There's a little something for everybody in the auction,” said John Payne, an organizer of the fest. The auction is scheduled from 8-9 p.m. at Grucne Hail aa the fifth annual Gruene Music Fest kicks off The theme of the fest this year is, “We’ll Be There." Proceeds from the auction and GMF benefit Comal County United Way. “We’ve had great response from a lot of businesses in the area on putting on what should be a first -class auction package.” Payne said. Some of the items donated to the auction include: • A 12-inch high bronze eagle by local anist Paul Tad lock • Original palming by Garnet-IBE THERE! Gruene Music Fest October 11-12 Buster. • Original pointing by Gram Lathe • Do It In Neon, a local company, will provide a“surpri!M; ’ item • Two 1992 seasons passes to Schl iller bairn • Backyard smoker, donated by Gruene Acres • Justin ropers, donated by Comal Saddlery and Western Wear • Corporate membership to Woodlands at Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club. • Foursome of golf at Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club. • A two night stay al the Monger Hotel. • A Gents J az watch from Pans, donated by Ernesto’s Jewelry Factory in New Braunfels. • A Sunday night stay for four people at the Gruene Mansion Inn. Sa# GRUENE, Pag# 2 ;