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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Tuesday September 1 1987 25 Cents Ore Section I 0 Page* The Herald /.ettuii^ s offices will be closed Monday Sept 7. which is laibor Da> Our classified display, and cantorial offices will tx* open at 8 in a m Tuesday Sept 8 Comal Count) s ComFund KT gets -tarted officially af * to p rn today with a hoard of directors m**ettng in Honors Hall whit ti is behind and to the side of Um* Cit ie Center on Seguin Street The IMH? goal is Si <*> ooo and we should all tnt to get it done u> vain as possible so we can celebrate an early success arid Know ttiat tt>e many worthv agen des relying on tho support from Coml- and i an moo- ahead with their programs of wori for the com mg year in Hie knowledge that there will la* adequate funding We ll let you kfMiw how the drive is progre— mg through th* fund onieter coM*L C0UNTr I COMMUNITY FUND i tag i rest Inn ( **nv ales* * of t enter I UU Interstate ’• * W will t*r tile site thursday of a OmkmI drive * tvetp t»utld up a supply of blmMl tor ttie Cat Brr I lav weekend I he saultl I es as Keg Iona i tiioud Hank t i*« ►.! mot ti lr will tie in the parking tot from * to 8 p rn Ikmor* can can .it lead to make an appoint merit at * .*. ».’*41 or you * an just drop t»v t- or more informal ton call that same numtrer • in Ie h anti I all von I ake \ olunteef k ire I department are co sponsoring a Firehouse Hound I p U‘iellt for I nit* i < erebiai Palsy on Sept > from 7 p rn to midnight .it Hie* railes Mill firehouse \dult til Ki ts ate > and children IJ and over tickets are I.’ I rider IL* folk*' get 111 tliV And they’re off! I Downtown merchants ask councilmen for resolution By JIM WEBRE Stat! Writer New Braunfels Downtown Mer hants Assoc iation Tuesday asked u tv council members iKiug Miller and James (ioodbread to sponsor a resolution asking treater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce lo spearhead an effort to revitalize the downtown sector President Hay Schoch made the re quest to the councilmen during the association s regularlv scheduled meeting in Krause’s restuarant Chamber president Jean Pfeuffer I already ha** included a study of the ; feasibility of downtown restoration and revitalization in 'he chamber s program of work for mw although I an ad his. task force on the subject j ti.i** yet to hold a forma, meeting New Braunfels downtown is mark ed t»y va* ant commercial spaces and dilapidated facades Merchants to date have tx*en largely unsuccessful n realizing md City of New Braunfels has been unable lo aff a improvements that could idd ’ * rte marketability <>( n* ,»rea The formal req*:* ' to the cl amber comes as efforts a e being ren* ve ! to forestall fur*l •• leo Ii nr web ' core of New Braunfels origin.*! <u merciai hub Some merchants r..v.e aid the chamber of commerce na-corked if not to the detriment of Hic downtown area af feist argelv de commerc ial development outside f it Some merchants who have moved out of the downtown have expre--** 4 desire to relocate back in ti * downtown a location that is con odored by many a** prime for touris* and commercial traffic although a general consensus ot people doing business i? the downtown » that there n»*r*ds to be a \ anety of uses to attract and keep -hoppers alone Seguin. San Antonio and adjacent -I reefs ‘The city simply doesn t have the funds to do it.’ Schoch said Monday regarding any improvements such as facade restoration and easement beautification Among subjects a task force or th* cha rn ire i might consider are ehmna don >f pacing meters O’ building facades, sidewalks anc publicizing the fact that ne downtown has ample parking Parking often has been c.ied a** a *-ason shoppers shun the downtown although parking lots behind San Ar ton lo stre**t buildings stand vacant or less ii ..n filled during peak bu; ne* hours »it«*dbread said a van hat ani can s him and other interested persons to se*.era! downtown business hon ts in Central Texas ss schedui- See MERCHANTS Page 2 NBU doubles bonded debt for water, sewer projects • ..    lr rn    *    %    ~    *■    -" ^ New Braunfels Teresa Ouelm sa quick learner. Last week she returned from her third consecutive national skiing tournament. But 10 years ago. while her tehow skiers were getting their first tastes of competitor she was just learning the ropes Now she has come to a crossroads in her life See Sports Page 5 tPhoto try Deryi Clark - mmm    rn    rn    • Talking City Engineer vows to improve communication in public works department Nom*- conc tank'd citizen?* tit eluding many iruin New Hraunleis are baldling together for a fretietit st*pt tv lot J ** qui Borders .* IT See STAMM! ISCH Rag* Sunny **kie> and warm temperate es .ne in today ** forecast witii a higti expected to reach iw-at un and north winds expected to blow at about IU illptl Tonight will l*e clear and cool with a low in the upj»er win and ligtit wind* (rom north Wednesday will ta* sunnv with a high iii Uh low kin and northeast winds at uttout IU mph the Menu Cl ASSINI I)    I    IO COMICS    6 CROSSWORD    3 DI AR ABBY    3 SPORTS    S TV LOGS..... 3 HOROSCOPE    I lave Jackson steps of* t us * >r the <,rc* lav o* school af Memorial Primary . Pl AQ bv Oery .af* Schools are in. so please leave early, drive safely Robbery suspect Bi SARAH OU K E S»a*« Write* New Braunfels t I ii it ie*?? bond • xinse! Floyd 'A -aid Mon lay he I- looking forward to g»*od ’bing- at today s bid for the it ' v* t million bond issue The issue which will virtually don t »• NBl - mdebtednes- will tx* u-ed to fund water and sewage projects across the city Also included in the bond projects is the construction of a I i million surface water treatment plant whi* f would tr**al up to -ix million gallons of water a day thereby reducing the city s .op*tv*'.ency on the Edward- \qutfer I tx* New Braunfels < its Council Aid open bids on the I-inn issue at • I this afternoon at the NBl board KHI. on Main Lia/a W« Merman said utility officials and representative- from the city -I <>u i t«** con.mended for the work it ey did in New York to keep NBl s • xieiient t*»fi<i rating While cities md ut lid ie-    r ss Texas are tieing *aven downgraded frond ratings NHI ha- retained it- Al rating from Moody - rating service the -ame as NBl had during the bac* t»ond is-ue standard a tv I Poor - granted NHI an \ rating I tim k t turned <>ut real well a* Merman told NHI trustee- qui mg Me I Monday meeting No one up ttwre with ttx* New Nork rating in -tv it ms ha anv - .mpathv tor tile **va- e* all**n.\ and we were essentially doubling NHI - lief t with this I-- ie he said adding that the > * t ii dit**i expec ted to tx* issued this dternoon will tiring NBL s bonded lent to more than I Jo millk*n All and all I think it was a very good trip and otx* that I think had to v made consider mg the -ize of tile ssue Vt overman said He added that he wa- disappointed with th** standard and P*»or s rating NBl had never been rated by that in<titu t ton before NBl Trustee Bob birr redited Westerman and the other officials for doing an excellent jot in retaining the same ricing from Moods - Better late • a • the state downgraded through bond ratings ’his year and you guys mar-tied up there and came back with the same thing he said Waler rights expert Bert Hooper reported 'hat work is progressing on • iv mg NIL - water rights transfer See DEBT Page. H, SARAH DUKE Stab VV* iter New Braunfels police are searching for a man whose likeness appears above The suspect entered Neat s kina No 9 gas station and convenience store ai ’401 t Huisaehe off 1H 35 at about 4 30 p m Satuicay and pointed a sawed-off shotgun at the clerk forced lier to be down on the boo* then handcuffed her before escaping with the store s receipts f he suspect is described as a caucasian male in his late ?0s to early 30s weighing about 150 pounds and standing abr seven inches tall He was tanned wo moustache a dark mesh-type cap turned ba hair combed straight back and wore large type sunglasses Anyone who believes they have seen or knows the suspect is urged to contact New Biaunfets police Detective Mario Guerrero at b?5 HSI ut five feet six to i- a dark thick kwards had dark rounded novelty* Dm acting dim tor of the New Braunfels Public Works lx*partment plans to improve communication within the department lo help ullev late personnel problems Bill Dobrowolski said Monday he believe* ti ie re may have tx*en a pro Clem with communication atween -uperv i-or- and personal in live public winks department His comments came after a personnel hear mg in which Hubert Morales, a former street sweeper operator ap pealed to a city grievance panel to reverse a demotion he received following a traffic accident Among other things the panel recommended lo the city manager that city employees be made aware of and have access to the city’s per sonnet policy The public works department has been tlx* scene of several personnel problems recently including one in which it was discovered that an employee had See TALKING Page 2 ;