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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas inside I Building permits show strong increase fAHHi larioc    9    A    I    ML Obituaries............2A Crossword............3A Opinion...............4A Sports Day..........9-12A People.................1B Schlitterbahn advertisement ...................4.5B Son Comal County Waif auction In thin odltlonl S I AMMI ISCH Birthday wishes! The New Brauirfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Rusty Crum wold (45), Melvin Fetters, Milton Vetter, Jr., Herbert Kohlenberg, Oro VV. Ramsey, Esperanza Valdez (4th!), Bob KUefoth (Monday), Symphony Guild plans first luncheon The New Braunfels chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild will hold the first of its regular brown-bag luncheon meetings on Monday, Sept 13 from 11:30 arn. to I p.m. at the Victoria Bank meeting room, 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month. For membership information, call Arlene Buhl at 625-6411. Newcomers Club meeting Sept. 7 The speaker for the New Braunfels Newcomers Club at IO a rn. Tuesday, Sept. 7, will be member Anna Zubkova. She will relate her personal life in Siberia as a former Russian Army nurse who was captured by the Germans as a prisoner of war. McKenna HealthLink to host lecture Sept. 7 McKenna HealthLink is sponsoring a free Menopause Presentation. Betsy Pond, LPC, in con-junc.ion with the McKenna HealthTalks Lecture Series, will present, "Menopause — What's Happening to Me. "Tuesday, Sept 7, at 7 p.m. in the McKenna Memorial Hospital dining room. For more information, call Dan Davis, HealthLink coordinator, at 625-9111. Memorial service set for Sept. 8 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #770 Auxiliary will have a POW Memorial Service at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8. Fifth District President Irene Henzie will make her official visit and inspection. Stauuntisdi (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, nStammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.) By JENNIFER ROM PEL Staff Writer_ Single family building permits in Comal County are once again showing a strong increase in July with a jump of 17.9 percent from July 1992 to July 1993. In the city of New Braunfels, the number of building permits remained stable at 12 in July 1992 and July 1993. Year-to-date both New Braunfels and Comal County are showing strong increases. From January to July, the city has had a 26.7 increase in single family building permits compared to 1992. The county showed an increase of 81.2 percent for the same period. Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Comal County figures indicate increase of 18% Commerce Vice President Michael Meek said the city’s numbers in July show that the city is basically staying even and has “nothing to worry about” “We still have a good start on the year, since we arc 20 permits ahead,” he said. “There are so few builders in town that it will take a couple of more months before they will take out more permits,” he said “We will see more in September.” County permits are up five from July 1992 to July 1993. However, the county also has had a strong increase in past months. “It is not as big an increase as last month,” said Meek. “We are still on the upward spiral.” Meek also said most of the homes being buih are already sold and more permits will be expected in the county this fall. In the city of New Braunfels, commercial permits jumped from zero in July 1992 to five in July 1993. Year to date, the city is ahead from seven in 1992 to lOin 1993. Meek said the value of these permits is only $392,700. He said more permits with higher dollar amounts are expected in upcoming months. The following numbers compare July 1992 to July 1993: ■ Single family permits in New Braunfels stayed the same at 12. Permit dollar value dc :reased from $943,000 to $832,200. ■ Multi-family permits in New Braunfels remained the same at zero. The value of the permits remained the same at zero ■ Commercial, industrial and professional buildings in New Braunfels are up from zero to five. Value of the permits increased from zero to $392,700. ■ Other permits in New Braunfels are down from 144 to 96. Permit value decreased from $928,222 to $270,738. ■ Single family permits in the county increased from 28 to 33. Permit value increased from $2,498,635 to $2,961,000. B Multi-family permits and permit value in the county remained the same at zero. B Commercial, industrial and professional building permits in the county remained the same at zero. Permit value also remained the same at zero. B Other permits in the county decreased from 19 to nine. Permit value decreased from $1,146,000 to $299,000. They’rrrre baaaack! Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH The Canyon Cougars, along with the New Braunfels Unicorns and Smithson Valley Rangers, began their football seasons Friday night. The three Comal County teams all looked Impressive In their season openers with Canyon beating Leander 27-7, New Braunfels knocking off Pflugerville 26-7 and Smithson Valley losing a close game to Fredericksburg 26-20. See complete game accounts, photos, stats, and more - Sports Day (Pages 9-12A). Local youth to get unique perspective of homeless By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher A 12-hour event set for Saturday, Sept. 18, will give New Braunfels area youth a unique perspective on being homeless. Organized cooperatively by the youth directors of a number of Comal County churches, the “Peace On The Plaza” event will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 and conclude at 7:30 a m. Sunday, Sept. 19. The event, which is billed as “the ultimate street party” and which will feature a performance by a Christian band, will be in the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot on the downtown plaza The cost of participation, according to Martha Bartlett, the youth director at First United Methodist Church in New Braunfels, is “a donation of wearable clothes and a $2 love offering.” Participants must sign up to be a part of the event not later than Sept 13, organizers said. To sign up, interested persons or groups should contact Kory Wallace, youth minister at Bracken United Methodist Church by calling 800/243-0105. Wallace is the overall coordinator of the event. The event is intended, according to Kristin Swenson, youth minister for St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, to “show the kids what it’s like to be homeless.” Swenson said dinner will be distributed in plastic bags and will consist of such things as “beanie weanies ” Some of the bags, she added, may contain only broken utensils. Drinks will be provided from a garden hose. Organizers are hesitant to release many of the details of the event, saying that to do so would lessen their impact, but a spokesman said a once homeless family who now lives in a Habitat for Humanity house will speak to the group, as will tbk director of a shelter for the homeless in San Antonio. New Braunfels Herald -Zeitung 56 Pages in five sections ■ Sept. 5,1993    Serving Comal County H Home of MELISSA TRIMBLE    ■    Vol.    141, No 206 SM Texas A&M 24, LSU 0 Colorado 36, Texas 14 Ohio State 34, Rice 7 USO 49, Houston 7 Arkansas 10, SMU 6 Baylor 42, Fresno State 39 Oklahoma 35, TOU 3 Texas Tech 55, Pacific 7 SUNDAY COUNTDOWN! 462 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21, 1995 Attern e. tandem. r.P "    - El PASO, Ty 79903-Canyon's Todd Mitchell rushes Tor ion J-..— and scores three touchdowns in the Cougars' 27-7 win. New Braunfels 26, Plugerville 7' Fredericksburg 26, Smithson Valley 20 Canyon 27, Leander 7 Alamo Heights 55, Central Catholic 15 Clemens 25, Southwest 7 Uvalde 19, EaglePass 7 Tivy at Holmes, late Boerne 16, Carrizo Springs 0 Today's Texas Lottery numbers are 22-29-2-40-9-33 Jackpot $40 million ;