New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, October 28, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
City council approves $910,868 budget for chamber
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Doeppen-schmidt Funeral Home for Dorothy L. Johnson of New Braunfels who passed away Thursday, October 27, 2005
at the age of 77.
New Braunfels (830) 625-3434
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Bill Rudd, age 89, born October 24, 1916 and passed away on October 25, 2005. Funeral services will be Friday, October 28,2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the Zoeller
Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
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New classes to begin in November
Silver State general manager John I loller said he expected applications to pour in for the IOO slots available in the new classes, which are scheduled to begin in late November.
“This is a great move forward for both the city and us,” he said.
Although the ceremonial ground-breaking shovels were placed in the grassy area next to the airport terminal building, the tower’s location is still up in the air. It could be built next to the terminal, the most convenient location for Silver State’s students and instructors, or could end up on the other side of the airport.
Design build team Byrne and AJT & Associates will make the location decision based on which one will Fit under the project’s $1.5 million ceiling.
Earlier this month, Spinks
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Family strugglin after being Duke
He would also be ordered to pay restitution, Tharp said.
Tharp insisted on the relatively stiff penalty — giving Clack only two years’ lenience for saving the county the expense of a trial because of the nature of his crime and its effect on his victims.
“He bilked these poor people, and we determined we were not going to let him get away with a light sentence," Tharp said.
The victims, a retired employee and his ailing wife, tapped their retirement fund to invest in a business opportunity so the husband could remain here and look after his wife, Tharp said.
The problem was Clack’s “business opportunity" did not exist.
Tharp said the loss of the money has forced the victim to go back to Iraq to work to recoup the funds.
“This is a great move forward for both the city and us.”
— John Holler
Silver State general manager
told city council he expected the tower to be placed on the airport’s undeveloped north side. On Thursday, he said he was 90 percent sure the tower would go up next to the terminal.
"We have experienced some utility access difficulties at the far side of the airport,” he said. “Based on those problems, I don’t think it will go there.”
Representatives from Byrne and AJT are scheduled to present their decision to the airport advisory committee Nov. 9.
Board members plan to pick a design build team for the $1.6 million hanger expansion project during the same meeting.
Hie expansion will give Silver State more hanger space and classrooms for their new students.
By Leigh Jones
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce plans to spend $910,868.50 this fiscal year promoting the city as a great place to visit.
The New Braunfels City Council approved the estimated expenses Monday as part of the Convention and Visitors Bureau 2005-06 operating budget.
Although they plan to spend $35,112.50 more than they spent last year, CVB officials anticipate having $18,603.60 less income to work with.
CVB Director Judy Young attributed the low expectations for income to cautious budgeting practices.
“I’m real conservative with my estimates,” she said. “Last year, we did better than expected, but it was also a perfect year. The weather was perfect; the water was perfect. We don’t have conditions like that every year.”
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NFL star would like to become a teacher
they all wanted hugs.”
After finishing his career with the NFL, Jerheme Urban said he would like to be a teacher. Before signing with the Seahawks in 2004, he received a degree in education and history from Trinity University.
“I think I would like to coach and teach secondary school,” he said. “Kids that age are looking for direction, and you can teach them things that will help them as adults."
Though he may not have changed their lives, Jerheme Urban seemed to have made a
The 20’s/30’s group from St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels will kick off a new book study.
The Question of God
C.S. Lewis & Sigmund Fined
Debate God. Love. Sex &
Dr. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr.
Beginning November 15, the book study will be every other Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. We will supply the book, snacks & spirits. Just bring yourself and get ready to debate!
PRE-BOOK STUDY KICKOFF SOCIAL:
Friday, November 11 @ 6pm Meet at 328 S Sycamore New Braunfels, TX
Questions? Contact Stu Blythin
at 830-625-5257 or [email protected]
or Lucretia Bock at 830-708-4083 or [email protected]
Last year, Young estimated bringing in $882,658 in hotel occupancy tax funds. The “perfect" season ultimately generated $930,103.60.
Young does not expect to have as much revenue this year, but she did include a 3 percent increase over last year’s anticipated income and a 2.8 percent increase in expenditures.
The increase, she said, is roughly the same as in previous years, although some of the money will go toward a new promotional campaign for the city’s soon-to-be remodeled convention center.
The CWB spent $11,900 for convention service promotions last year. Young plans to increase that to $ 16,000 thus year.
“We’ll need a portfolio for promotion that we can use in direct-mail campaigns,” she said. “We already have a design in place; we’re just waiting for the final elevation drawings to be ready.”
Convention center architect
difference for Memorial students. Uric I lart, one of Molly Urban’s students, said meeting Jerheme Urban has made a difference in the way lie watches TV.
“I like his suit,” Eric said of the Seahawks’ jersey. “I’m going to watch his football game.”
Ken Rehler presented a new set of plans to council Monday. While the design committee and representatives from the local catering community had recommended some modifications to the building's kitchens, the exterior design was left unchanged.
When the brochures are completed, they will join a promotional effort Young said had been ongoing since January.
“It takes a couple of years to establish relationships with convention organizers,” she said. "Plus, theres a three-year bidding cycle. The proposal requests going out now are for conventions in 2008. Since that’s when we’re supposed to open, we’re right on schedule.”
In other business Monday, council:
■ I leld the second and final reading of an ordinance adopting the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new Flood Insurance Rate Maps;
■ Adopted a new ordinance governing streets, sidewalks
and other public places;
■ Annexed 251.9 acres on Texas 46, adjacent to Northwoods subdivision. The Planning Commission approved a master plan for the property, to be known as Tschirhart Ranch Subdivision, on Oct. 4. The previous owner had a non-annexation agreement with the city that was vacated as soon as the master plan was approved;
■ Approved a new lee schedule for planning department document printing and reproduction, including $200 for processing non-annexation agreements;
■ Appointed all members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment to the new Access Management Board of Adjustment, which will hear appeals under the new ordinance governing streets, sidewalks and other public places; and
■ Approved purchasing a new restroom for Fikel Field using money from tile District I special project account.
Exxon Mobil profit, sales soar to records
DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. rewrote the cor-pr irate record books Thursday as the oil company’s third-quarter earnings soared to almost $10 billion and it became the first public company ever with quarterly sales
topping $100 billion.
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