New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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50 CENTSServing Comal County ■ Home of TIMOTHY M. KNODEL
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Vol. 141. No. 208
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends tile following birthday wishes; Brandon Balms, Patrick Nold, Timothy Knodel, Mourisa Rosales, Harvey Welz, Justin Dominguez (belated), Alfrtdo Rosales Sr.. Happy Anniversary to IJal A Irene Self (59th), Bert A Chita Medina (25th), Drew A Annette Crawford.
Publicity seminar set for Sept. 13
A community-wide publicity seminar, geared far publicity chairpersons of local non-profit organizations, has been scheduled for Monday, Sept 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Dittlinger Memorial Library.
The seminar will be sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council and will feature publicity tips from New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Managing Editor Mark Lyon.
For more information, call Sharon Neuhaus at 625-2787.
Local realtor group to host course
The New Braunfels/Canyon I Ake Area Association of Realtors will host a 30-hour real estate course starting Sept 13.
The class will be "Successful Agency Relationships" and is approved for prelicense credit and first three renewals.
For more information, contact Sandra Riggle at 625-6954 or Bernie Boamet at 629-5700. For information and to register, contact Faith Palacios at the San Antonio Board of Realtors at (210)-593-1200.
Benefit garage sale set for Sept. 11
A garage sale to benefit Beta Sigma Phi, a non-profit corporation, will be held Saturday, Sept.
11 at Sherri’s Floral Creations, 880 Hwy. 81 West.
Local TAB breakfast meeting set Sept. 9
The Lone Star Chapter of the Texas Association of Business will have it's September break-feast meeting Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Luby*s Cafeteria in New Braunfels.
The topic will be "Drugs Dont Work," with the speaker being Mr. Michael Ray, manager, HR Policy and Development, Texas Instruments, Inc. in Dallas, and Ms. Beth Hemingway, vice president, employment relations, Texas Association of Business in Austin.Parents Without Partners meeting
There will be a Parents Without Partners combo meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Longhorn Grill on Hwy. 81 near the factory mall. Members should plan to eat out, and also for general orientation and board meetings. A speaker will address the new laws of 1993. Call (210) 620-5018 for more information.Stammttech
(Th* New Braunfels Herald ZeUung invites its readers lo submit items lo Siammtisck. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Siammtisck" represents a siding place for members of the community to gather and share the day’s happenings. We invite you to share with us.)
Senate report shows Krueger saved state taxpayers $700,000 in cost of operations
According to figures received from the Secretary of the Senate and the Senate Service Department, former Sen. Bob Krueger saved taxpayers over $700,000 by reducing the cost of running his Senate office during the fust half of this year.
Krueger under spent his office account allowance by $340,000 and saved almost $400,000 in postal expenses during his tenure as a U.S.
“These figures show that I made good on my pledge to reduce government expenditures and eliminate waste while maintaining constituent services,” said Krueger. “If I had remained in the Senate I would have urged Senators to allow these savings to be returned directly to the Treasury and restricted for use only to reduce the budget deficit or to pay down the national debt.”
Under current Senate regulations the funds are retained by the Senate. In addition to the savings in his office expenses, Krueger voluntarily returned 20 percent of his Senate salary to the U.S. Treasury each month.
“These savings over just a six month period indicate that Congress can promote government efficiency and economy by managing its own budget,” said Krueger. “In particular, the elim
ination of mass mailings could save many millions of dollars each year, and no one would miss it.”
Krueger urged Congress to eliminate waste in congressional budgets and monitor costs because he said scarce federal dollars should be targeted towards higher priorities like lessening the federal deficit and improving education, health, child care and economic investment.
Accident case could be sent to county DA
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Investigators at the New Braunfels Police Department have nearly completed an investigation into an accident last week that resulted in the death of a New Braunfels businessman and are expected to turn the case over to the Comal County District Attorney’s office later this week.
The accident involved Russell R. Koehler, 43, of Marion, who was pro-nounced dead at the scene, and Michael Dewayne Wright, 28, of Merkel.
The case involves whether or not Wright should be held responsible for Koehler’s death.
Wright is a driver for the Ploof Truck Lines in Jacksonville. According to police reports, the accident occurred when Wright, who was driving a 1987 Green International tractor and trailer, ran a stop light and struck Koehler’s vehicle. Koehler was driving a 1978 cream AM General Jeep.
The accident occurred at 6:04 p.m. Sept. I at the intersection of Loop 337 and Common Street.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
This family of deer were spotted by Herald-Zeltung photographer John Huseth yesterday In a neighborhood yard on California Street near Landa Park. They apparently came to visit, but with no one at home, they just feasted In the yard.
NBISD adopts budget
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees adopted a budget of $24,117,603 and set the tax rate at $1.47 at Tuesday’s Budget Meeting.
The budget for 1993-94 is $1,138,268 more than last year’s budget.
According to a report by Lonnie Curtis, Assistant Superintendent of Finance, the largest portion of the 4.95 percent increase is due to an
increase of $774,497 in payroll cost for raises and staff increases.
While the new tax rate is one cent less than last year’s $1.48 rate, the Homestead Expemption introduced by the County Education Districts was eliminated with the elimination of the CEDs and homeowners who previously had the 20 percent exemption may receive a tax increase.
All other types of taxable property may receive a slight decrease in taxes.
P&Z approves master plan for unit 3 of New Braunfels center
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission met in a regular meeting Tuesday night and approved the master plan for New Braunfels Center.
The commission also gave approveal to Unit Three of tthe New Braunfels Center.
According to officials, the master plan covers four lots on U.S. Highway 81 and Interstate 35.
The lot is not currently being used.
(Officials said the expected use of the property has not been discussed at this time.
They said they will not know the use of the property until applications for building permits are made.
The commission also conducted the following business:
■ Approved the regular meeting minutes of Aug. 3
■ Gave approval to Unit Eight of Park Ridge
■ Gave approval to the Amending Plat of Lots 70A and 71 A, Block Three of Park Ridge, Unit Seven.
No citizen communication was heard.
Communities in Schools is one of the newest United Way agencies
By ROSE MARIE EASH
The Greater New Braunfels Communities in Schools is one of the newest local United Way agencies. Its mission is to decrease the drop out rate in schools through an in-school multidisciplinary approach. The local organization receives $5,000 from United Way to help it promote and facilitate the coordinated delivery of community social services, as well as health, educational and other support services for the benefit of “at-risk” students
“When you’re first starting out a non-profit organization in a community it’s really hard to know where to go for support,” said Diane Fanning, CIS Executive Director “It’s so nice to know that United Way is there to give you a helping hand."
The new program is also receiving help from the state CIS organization
Craigmile begins second term on UW board
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Neil Craigmile is serving his second term as a United Way board member after a few years off and he’s excited about represented part of the outlying area of Comal
“They were looking for representation from more than just New Braunfels,” said Craigmile. “The president of the Garden Ridge/Bracken Lions Club asked me if I would serve and I said I would be happy to. What I like about it is that we have one concentrated drive to benefit a significant number — 28 — of agencies that provide needed services in the Comal County community.” Craigmile said he thought by having a single fundrais
ing effort more people could be served and he wished the effort could include all agencies.
“When United Way first came into being that was the intent — to be all inclusive and have one fund drive,” he said. “Then we wouldn’t have multiple drives. The overhead associated with United Way is minimal — we have a paid director and a part-time secretary. A very, very small amount goes to the national headquarters — I’d say 98 percent of the money donated to the United Way in Comal County stays in Comal County. The money goes to the need, not to the administrative area, as we hear so often.”
Craigmile is also serving his second term as a Comal County Commissioner. He’s served the county in that capacity for six and half years now and served eight years as a city council member for Garden Ridge
and other local civic organizations to get started in its first year.
Recently, the state funding was
announced and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce was honored for its help at a reception host
ed by the Greater New Braunfels CIS organization.
Susan Hopkins, the State Director
of Communities in Schools of Texas was present to deliver additional state funding for the fiscal year which begins this month.
Connie Cone, President of the Greater New Braunfels CIS Board of Directors and Diane Fanning, Executive Director, presented a certificate of appreciation to the Chamber for the hard work, vision and leadership they provided in the formation of Communities in Schools in New Braunfels.
On hand to receive the award was Chamber President Tom Purdum, Board Chairman Mike Dietart and Executive Vice President Mike Meek. The principals of the schools hosting Communities in Schools sites, Marilyn Buckner of Lone Star, Sid Ridgeway of Frazier Elementary and Cris Vasquez of Lamar were also introduced as were the two CIS Project Directors, Alison Berun and Esther MendozaHead New Braunfels Read! Today is National Literacy Day.