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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas PpMjlf ■*» % !ectn of New Braun'els works ’ vVest Sa’ Antonio rn a' t I , J nj was c astfucted in ware as a arriage shop The David Shinski - f Fnterp1 se on the front of a v i an* st the city s downtown Tt t* v 1893 as part of Henne Ha sprucing up O' t* e • 1 ade a d ■ ’en t is par* o* an e'fart to rehabilitate and en ourage . c an y in the downtown retail OH* Phc * b. Der,    -.r Downtown needs a few qood ideas Good planning may offset drop in sales tax receipts Cit> Manager Joe Michie said he expects a little relief from the declining city sales and use tax revenue because of recent changes in the sales tax base VS Uh the cit\ s sales tax revenue down by more than *•> percent from last year, the city manager said city opera bons will not be affected ‘ We re closely monitoring the sales tax It s an indicator of the genera, economy of the city and it is an important indicator " he said State Comptroller Bob Bullock has sent New Braunfels a check for f M2 ITI for sales taxes collected in the city during August The city s revenue from sales and use tax for 1987 is down 6 37 percent from last year “We reduced our anticipated sales tax revenue during the budget approval prix'ess m June s<» we wouldn t be caught short the city manager said We estimated our sales tax revenue for 1987 88 to be SI 95 million and we estimat**d our 1988 HT "ales tax was about SI 948 million We only estimated $2 ouu more this year over last year hesaid adding that he expected the Highway cleanup economy to improve somewhat in comparison to last year Now that Wal-Mart construction is going on I think that will lend a little bit of a spurt to the construction economy,” he said in reference to work that has begun on a major distribution center to be built on Interstate 35 north of the city He added that the construction of a shopping center at the WestPoint Pepperell Mill Store also will provide some stimulus to the local economy And we re coming into Wurstfest That will bring thousands of visitors to our city I'm optimistic that our "ales tax picture will slightly improve this year We should do better than last year How much better is not predictable " Michie said The recent sales tax funds bring the city ' total ".ales and use tax revenue to SI 48 million for 1987 (larder, Ridge has received $5 112 from ‘he comptroller s office so far this year 4 4 percent less thar the amount received last year — SARAH DUKE •‘V ’.dis at ton prole* ts It s go fig til lie a I arg*- es* .dating pro gram if <k*n<* correl tis It can’t •<e ilotte rn a war he said < niodbredd agt »***d You , .in I i"t have a new ta* ade with no marketing and exjie* ! downtown bUMfies" to improve Sri DOWNTOWN P*q« Wanted A few good men (or women) for jobs as NB police officers tty DAV ID MA T Stall Wi lief Cit) officials ait giving New Braunfelsers wha! tin y wanted it, I asked fot Mon* j*>!u e offu et s New Braunfels police iopartn ent beginning today is advertising lot ap plicants to fill five patrol {Histhuns iii Uh* department and official    a I yesterday tiles are bracing f**t a tar ge I espouse We an* expecting a n «*m»*tutini" amount of appl!* ations said I t helix Rf mu** adding Ole k*j ailment normally receives about «o apple a lions when on** position is open City round! May 14 approved a r> lent property fax ink, hugely to fund the police btl mg" including new car purchases effective Jai I and ti maintain Oh* department's jtersona' car program I in* budget was oi fil ially accepted June 18 Roque noted that w fille five officers will Im* hired foul of those w ill ire ad ditional personnel Hue officer cur rently in the department will t** pro Rioted to investigator bringing the department to (I patrolmen and six investigators strong Applicants must satisfy several physical requirements and must have a high scIhmiI diploma or senior and ienca Becky Jegradab!e * stretch o' a Jot ted the >t the ’e*as of the NBhS FFA stand behind the fruits of their abor a'ter policing the roadway between Loop 33' and entrance to T-Bar-V tennis ranch <ir I recreation enter The work c!eariy gave the roadside a better appearance (Photos by Deryl Clark! Volunteer effort credited Children's shelter gets license I " shelter I ue sd ay .en» oi Human •set rn caught in disrup • ii, Im* taken to san mi ' "heller was representative to irperson and the Y lek ie VS alker en Hie green light taut tuts hap i jot) VS at son said ti iii the sense that equent insp**ctlons equiv dent Als*) jtotential officers i annot have U-i*n c Hunted for driv mg while intoxicated or under the in fluence of drugs (Tty Hall personnel office is distributing applications on weekdays from H a rn to 5 pm through (k l 28 (Tty council made what they called a hard decision regarding an ad valorem tate increase that went bom 28 ,i clints to a, cents j>**r Simi property valuation The city was threatened wit ti a possible tax rollback petition t>ut adhered to the xishes ot a majority ol persons who spoke during budget workshops ask mg tor increased police protection Police Chief Burney BimhK hail tried unsuccessfully lur two years to implement a fist* year manpower program amidst state report! that New Braunfels police department Aas understaffed He originally re quested five patrolmen and two in vesligators (Tty council adopted the increase that provided for hirings at mid year to k(*ep first year costs to a minimum Three additional police department clerks and dispatchers wetc als*) approved by council to help alleviate workloads Startzville woman writes book on teen frustration By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Twenty nine year old Judy shaw has taken a giant step in today s society a step she said has brought her closer to seeing what Unlay s teen ager really is facing tx>th locally and statewide Shaw a native of California who now lives in Start/Ville is just com pletmg a ttook she hopes will bt* published in mid March 1988 I he tKMik deals strictly with th** trust!a lions of tMMiig 17 years old Shaw a former journalism leat her lit the San Fernando \ alley has written many magazine articles on the subject of teens and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of California In I ais Angeles “Being able to give up a teaching career arui write a I look has no doubt been the most rewarding ex peHence, plus the biggest challenge of my entire life,’ Shaw said “You’ve got to take advantage of an opportunity when it presents itself Throughout the last two years Shaw has done extensive research on teen agers and the problem of tieing 17 Her findings have been darning Shaw ha" studied student! at New Braunfels Canyon aud Smithson \ alley high schools and believes the social structure at the high school level tails into three groups social kickers and independents. ‘Money is the difference between the groups Shaw said Those who have the right clothes with the right labels and are from the right families are socials “Many of the kids come from homes that are very religious where alcohol is a sin So they drink in excess because it s forbidden.’’ she said, “A lot of tights start at these parties because the guys are drunk and belligerent The girls sort of sit on the sidelines cutting each other down waiting to see who will get the guy “The drinking make grades not that important to most kids There are some real achievers like class officers that still can drink and make high grades, hut most don't The kids who have teachers for Siam tot tech v ill remove the prov isional status The center has hired a lull time director Patti Malone Barlow ha" a master" degree in social work from Loui-siana State I rn versify and ha* worked tor other min pro!it organizations in Shreveport La Malone Barlow will t**gin "electing stall and the shelter is ready to begin accepting children The children s feller is a ( omKund agency this year and will rely on grants and community support to operate Children from infancy to age IU are eligible for shelter ■services The license granted bv the date allows the fac Uity to house up to six children \olunt**er eliort is credited with realizing the shelter for Comal Countv Shaw parents are very concerned about their grades though ” Shaw has noticed that in Comal County, a rural area, the term “kicker” is especially keen among See BOOK. Page 2A The Opti Mrs Club will have its annual bazaar Saturday at Pen Foods in the Courtyard Shopping Center Holiday gifts and baked goods will be available from 9 a rn to J p rn. ti it day and proceeds •'rum the sa.e will go toward a scholarship for a student from each of the three high schools in Comal County All former students and teachers of Elm Creek v bool in Guadalupe County are invited to attend the second reunion of the school, which closed in 1963 The reunion will be held Oct 25 at the McQueeney Lion s Club building on FM 78 Activities will begin at ll a rn and a covered dish meal will be served at 12:30 Everyone planning to attend the meal is asked to bring a meat and vegetable or dessert Drinks and utensils will Pe furnished A short program also is planned, but most of the afternoon will be free to view the picture display visit with former classmates and recall school-day memories Special recognition will be given to all students and teachers at Elm Creek from 1940 through I94y Organizers suggest that Elm Creek alumni at tend this reunion because it won t be an annual event Channel 9 KLRVKLRl — will be presenting a half-hour documentary on New Braunfels own W urst fest on Oct 22 at 8 p rn to get folks m the mood for the annual "ausage celebration Herb Skoog says the show will review how Wurstfest began and what it is and will feature footage of the last two celebrations After the show is aired the station will make a video available for local groups to show The Texas Silver Haired legislature is launching a statewide effor to implement the trust fund of the .silver Haired legislature Foundation The first silver haired legislature was created by an act of the 69th Texas Legislature in 1985 No state limbing was provided for its operation so the group has serv ed strictly as a volunteer organza tion This group of 116 senior citizens of Texas was elected by its peers to bring the priority needs of elderly Texans to the attention of the Texas Legislature As the need for funding of its operation became apparent a tax-exempt Inundation was created The mcome from the Foundation s trust would then defray the operational costs of the legislature in the future The individual legislators would however continue to serve on a voluntary basis The constituency of the silver-haired legislature consists of an estimated 2 5 million citizens over the age of ho It has been suggested that a donation of SI or more from each of these seniors would produce a trust fund of more than $2 5 million In an et fort to achieve this goal, the silver-haired legislature is establishing temporary depository accounts in the name of the Silver Haired Legislature Foundation at local banks where donations may be conveniently deposited As tunds accumulate in these accounts, they See STAMMTISCH Page 2A Partly cloudy and warm weather will take us through the weekend, with a high expected today lo reach 83 and southeast w inds near 15 mph Tonight will be partly cloudy. turning cloudy by morning w Uh a low ct (kl and southeast w inds at lo mph Thursday morning s clouds will partly dissipate by afternoon to allow a high rn the mid Bus and southeast winds at 15 mph Friday through Sun day s forecast calls tor mostly sunny and warm days and lair and mild nights w ith highs between 83 and 85 and lows between 62 and 64 The Menu BUSINESS ......   SA CLASSIFIED .......... 9    ill COMICS.........  61 CROSSWORD ..............3A DEAR ABBY ............12B EDUCATION............ 12A KALEIDOSCOPE .........1-12B OBITUARIES...............2 A OPINIONS .............. AA SPORTS...............9 UA New Braunfels Wednesday Herald-Zeitung October 14. 1987 25 Cents Vol 134 No 199    707    Landa    St.,    New    Braunfels,    Texas    78130 (LISPS 377 800)    Two    Sections    24    Pages ;