New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Mildred Nett, Sarah Lopez, Jessica Carver, AdUne Schmidt, Socorro E.
Veta, Mary Esther Ramos (50)Dan Sedgwick, Walter Bruno, Viola Coco, Hirem Hor-ris, Helen Hightower, Muriel Mooney, Elsie Carpenter (Mon.) Warren Ethel (Mon.) CUnt Olson (Mon.), Thelma Rank (Mon.), Melba Roth (Mon.),
June Wiese (Mon.). Happy Anniversary to Cliff A Gloria Boding, Ramon A Mary Caballero (13 years).
Symphony Guild raffle
Members of the New Braunfels chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild will begin selling raffle tickets to benefit the symphony.
First prize is a round trip for two anywhere in the contiguous United States, donated by American Airlines and Rennert's Travel.
Second prize is a gift certificate for SISO in merchandise from the merchants of Landmark Square.
Other prizes area night for two at the River Haus Bed and Breakfast and a Thanksgiving floral arrangement from Weid-ner's Flowers. Tickets are $1, or six for $5, and arc available from Guild members, or at First Choice at Landmark Square, the Children's Museum, Benne Hardware, China hT Things and the Retreat Salon.
The drawing will be held Nov. 14 following the symphony concert at the Civic Center.
A Taste of Theater to bo presented
A Taste of Theater from "The Dining Room" of A.R. Gurney will be presented by retiring officers of the Book Review Club at its last regular meeting of the year, Tuesday, Oct 26.
Those presenting excerpts from teh play are: Lucille Douma, Joyce Billingsley, Sue Luttrell, Nancy and Howard Schultz and Marty and Dick Weicker. The slate of officers for 1994 includes: Doris Amacher, president; Linden Anderson, vice president; Shirley Brooks treasurer, and Isabel Magel, secretary. The program is at IO a.m. in the ballroom of the Senior Citizens' Center with coffee at 9:30 a.m. and short business meeting to follow the program. The public is welcome with a $2 donation per person.
Houston Luthoran Chorale to perform
The Houston Lutheran Chorale will be presenting a concert "Mighty Warrior" in New Braunfels on Sunday, OcL 24 at 3 p.m. at Cross Lutheran Church.
For more information, call 625-3666 or go by the church office, 169 S. Hickory.
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City officials want full presentation on future of two fire stations
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writer
City officials arc hoping to provide a filii presentation concerning studies of Fire Stations No. 4 and No. 5 to city council members sometime after the first of next year, according to New Braunfels City Manager Hector Tamayo.
“We anticipate after the first of the year to make a good presentation. We will have something for council at that time,” he said.
The issue of Alture uses of these sta
tions has recently been brought before the council. Council members requested a study into the feasibility of opening the stations be conducted.
Last week, the council tabled a decision on whether or not to authorize the city manager to solicit bids for the sale of fire station No. 4 on Kerlick Lane.
Tamayo said no plans are being made to open either stations. He said they were closed many years ago because the New Braunfels Fire Department did not have the manpower to utilize the building. “We don't have manpower. It’s a simple
matter of having more money,” he said.
Tamayo also said Fire Station No. 4 has only one access route, which is out Kerlick Lane and onto a "busy highway.” “Other than that they would have to stay in the neighborhood,” he said. “Normally the state doesn’t want a fire station in the middle of a neighborhood. . .They don’t want a conglomeration of residences."
New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker said his primary concern is to have adequate fire protection for all of the city.
“The location of Station No. 4, when it was first opened, may have been an adequate place to put a station. As the city has grown and things have changed, the station has become inadequate as far as location."
“I would like to see another station go up in that area. More likely it would be further out on Highway 46," he said.
Baker cited the growth in the north and west areas of die city as the reason a station would be needed in that area. He said he did not have any preference one way or the other about selling
Station No. 4.
Concerning Station No. 5, Baker said it is in an adequate location.
“It’s got good access The only thing we’re lacking is manpower for the station. We’ve been talking for several years about reopening it. All it would take is the men to do it. Personnel cost money," he said.
Mayor Pro Tem Butch Benitez has expressed concern over the Alture of the two stations. He said he would like to the study to explore how the city can come up with the manpower to open the stations.
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Plaza-TCB transition running smooth
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The transfer of business from the Plaza Bank to the Texas Commerce Bank is “smoother than expected” according to TCB President Bob Smith.
“We’re very pleased with the way things are going," said Smith. “It's business as usual. The Plaza Bank employees are doing a great job."
Smith said the bank had received many calls on Friday asking what the closing meant to cus-
Very little customer migration taking place, according to local banking official
tomers, whether they could continue using their checks and continue banking at the same location. Other banks in town also received calls from Plaza Bank customers.
T. L. Walker, Regional Director for Victoria Bank & Trust, said they had received some calls
and some transfers of business, but not a lot.
He said some customers had changed banks earlier when the holding company lawsuit became known.
He said there may be some additional migration when customers receive notice of new interest
rates, but probably not a lot.
“Of course, we hope we get a share,” said Walker. ‘Tell everyone our doors are open."
According to Smith there will be no change in daily business at the Plaza Bank for several weeks until computer systems are converted and the transfer is completed.
The Plaza Bank downtown facility will be closed and merged with the TCB facility, but the Plaza motor bank has been purchased by TCB and will continue to be available.
Effort under way to find use for LCRA building
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Officials of the Lower Colorado River Authority and New Braunfels Utilities are discussing possible future uses for the LCRA building on Landa Street.
An overall strategy will be developed over the course of the year, according to Bill West, executive director pf natural resources at LCRA.
However, he said it make take a period of years before any type of transition can be made to renovate or allow someone else to lease the building.
“It may take several years to implement,” he said.
“We are trying to come up with a use for that tract of property that will fit in with the park,” said West.
West added that ideas suggested have been a museum, restaurant ora
“We’re simply looking at what will fit in best for the community," he said.
The building is currently being leased by NBU, and some of the land around it is leased by the city of New Braunfels.
City Manager Hector Tamayo said he has told officials that something needs to be done with the building. However, he stressed the lease of the building belongs to NBU.
West said LCRA has had active discussions about the use of the building for the last three to four months He said he hopes an overall strategy will be developed within six months to one year.
“This sort of thing will take awhile to get the consensus of all the players,” he said.
West stressed that whatever officials decide, area citizens will be informed.
Both sides remain confident as Bremer recall vote draws near
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By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Both sides in the upcoming election to recall District 2 Council Member Dan Bremer are stating they have strong support from area residents.
Bremer said he has been attending meetings and talking to people in his district.
“I’ve been getting the facts to people who want to listen," he said. “The key to this recall election will be the people getting out and voting. I think I have a clear margin of support. Whether people get out and vote or not is the question."
The recall petition was presented to the council in July. The petition contained more than 200 signatures from residents in District 2. The move to recall Bremer has been spearheaded by District 2 resident Mary Serold.
“We have gotten wonderful support,” she said. “So many people are upset about the right to vote being
challenged. They are upset he would support such an initiative as the Lingamfelter issue.”
Serold said the campaign to recall Bremer should pick up steam at the end of this week.
“There will be some new things by this time next week,” she said Friday.
Current efforts in the campaign to recall Bremer have included phone calls and regular campaigning.
“From the feedback I’ve gotten, there will be no other choice but to recall him," she said.
“I am very optimistic that truth and the right to vote will prevail," said Serold.
Bremer said he did not know what to expect in the upcoming election.
“I think that getting the facts out there was the big thing. A lot of poople have already made up their minds one way or the other," he said. “I just hope people will not pay attention to rumors and the misinformation that has been put out and they will look at the facts."