New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Bentsen pushes for return of the IRA
WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of criticizing President Bush’s proposed capital gains tax cut as a giveaway tQ the rich, Democratic leaders are offering an alternative for “average folks” — a return to tax-deductible Individual Retirement Accounts.
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Unicorns, Cougarettes triumph in volleyball
Canyon had an easy going at Alamo Heights while New Braunfels won a decision over Smithson Valley in District 28-4A volleyball play Tuesday. The Unicorns are tied with Tivy with 2-0 marks for first place, while Canyon is 1-0.
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Recipes keep your heart healthy for life
“Trim the fats and cut the cholesterol for life.” That’s the message from the American Heart Association in Dresenting Food F estival ‘89, a statewide r ~ i r - - - - this week in
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Vol. 137, No. 218
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September 13, 1989
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It’s another hot, humid and rainy day with the high reaching into the 90s. But late today, a cold front will push into the area bringing more rain and cooler temperatures. The low tonight will be in the 60s. Thursday’s high temperature will reach only into the lower 80s.
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McKenna Memorial Hospital is offering a number of Community Education events this month. All programs are open to the public and most programs are free. All programs are conducted in the Garza Street Classroom across from the hospital’s main entrance. This week’s programs include: “Retin A, A Fountain of Youth or Fad” presented by Dr. W.C. Anderson, dermatologist, at 6:30 p.m. It’s free.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 ajn. AM-1420 KGNB Radio “Comments” program — “Emergency Medicine.” Herb Skoog discusses the topic with Fire Chief Phil Baker, emergency room physician Dr. John Flanagan, and emergency room nurse Melanic Morris,
Holy Family Church will hosst its 25th anniversary dance Saturday night from 9 p.m. to I a.m. at the church hall. Tickets are S3 per person and will benefit the church’s activities. Music for the evening will be provided by Los Chamacos de Jaime de Anda....
Have you ever wished you could make a story just come alive for young people? If so, head to St. John’s Episcopal Church Friday at 7 p.m. and her special guest Marlin Bell, an educator and author. Bell is a wellknown Christian storyteller and his books include The Way of the Wolf, Nenshue and the Tiger, and Distant Fire Registration fee is $5 and includes dessert and coffee....
lf you don’t want to cook tonight and wish you knew of some way to help out the New Braunfels High School Cheerleaders, Pantera’s Pizza has a deal for you. A portion of the profits made tonight between 6 and IO p.m. will be given to the cheerleaders to help them pay for a trip to National Competition in Nashville, Term., Dec. 26. Everyone is invited to take friends and family to Pantera’s in Courtyard shopping center to eat pizza and visit with the cheerleaders and mascot Eunice the Unicom. The deal applies to take-out orders, too....
Area girls between kindergarten and 12th grade are invited to join the New Braunfels Girls Scouts. Several neighborhood meetings are being held this month to help girls sign up for the group. On Thursday, girls (and their parents) attending Comal and Frazier Elementaly schools are invited to attend meetings at those campuses at 7 pan. on Sept. 18, Goodwin Elementary students and their parents are invited to a meeting at the New Braunfels Girl Scout House, 345 Howard, at 7 p.m. Also on Sept 18, girls at Carl Schurz are invited to meet at 6:30 pan. in the cafeteria.
If you would like to learn more about Girl Scouting, either as a member or Parent Volunteer, you’re urged to attend one of the organizational meetings. If you
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not to raise tax rate
New Braunfels Utilities employee Johney Allen and other crew members spent the day today upgrading the existing electrical wiring leading to Main Plaza in preparation for the new Christmas lights funded by area citizens and organizations through the Light Up the Plaza campaign sponsored by the Downtown Association. For every dollar raised through the campaign, a foot of lights can be purchased to help light the remaining trees around the Plaza. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Officials looking for burglary clues
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
The Edwards Underground Water District board of directors voted not to raise taxes for the upcoming fiscal year yesterday during a regular board meeting in San Antonio.
The board voted not to raise its current tax rate of $0.0097 per $100 valuation despite the staff recommendation to raise the tax rate to $0.01029 per $100 valuation. General Manager Gordon Clarke said the increase would not have increased the amount
of money collected by the district because of falling property values within Comal, Hays and Bexar counties.
“The proposed tax increase would not increase the tax revenues,” Clarke said. “It would have allowed the district to have the same amount of revenues as last year. The board decided to maintain the current tax rate.”
As a result of the district maintaining its current tax rate, the district will
collect approximately S2(X),(KX) less than if it had raised the tax rate to $0.1029 per S IOO valuation.
The current tax rate will allow the district to collect S3.3 million in revenues during the next fiscal >car.
Clarke said the board approved an operating budget of S7.2 million. The directors decided lo make some cuts in areas of regional planning, a research program concerning irriga-
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Crime Stoppers is looking for tips to solve the/burglary of a habitation, which occurred last week at Holiday Inn located on Interstate 35 in New Braunfels.
Between the hours of 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. Sept. 8, unknown suspects entered Room 127 of the motel and stole a briefcase and several items of jewelry.
Some of the items included a brown
BERLIN (AF) — East Germany’s Communist leaders are demanding that Hungary stop allowing East Germans to flee to West Germany by the thousands in an exodus that is draining their labor pool of young, skilled workers.
About 11,000 refugees had arrived by Tuesday night and West German border officials said the mass trek to the West may have peaked. There were indications East Berlin had begun restricting navel to Hungary.
The refugees have traveled by car, train and bus through Austria to their new homeland since midnight Sunday, when Hungary suspended a 1969 agreement with East Germany and opened its border to the refugees.
The border officials said the number of refugees, who are granted automatic citizenship in West Germany, could top 15,000.
In West Germany, the new arrivals crowded relocation camps and were greeted with plenty of job offers.
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Samsonite briefcase, several American Airlines tickets, checkbooks on American Savings in Fort Worth, and several pieces of jewelry.
Persons with information about this burglary or other felony crimes should call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of persons involved in felony crimes.
Water usage down in city
Even though no citations have been issued for violations of the water conservation ordinance, New Braunfels residents are still conserving water, according to city and New Braunfels Utilities officials.
“The majority of the people are following the rules,” said Jim Ruppel, spokesman for NBU. “It shows in the decline of waler usage. You can’t expect everybody to do it. Some people just don’t follow the rules.”
City Manager Paul Grohman said New Braunfels residents have reduced their water usage by 30 percent.
The City of New Braunfels went into mandatory conservation in late July in response to the declining levels of the Edwards Aquifer. According to the ordinance passed by City Council, when the aquifer dipped below 621 feet above mean sea level at the Panther Canyon test well, city residents were to follow controlled outside watering measures and eliminate all industrial waste. Also included in these measures were rules prohibiting restaurants serving
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Highway plan gets clearance for contract
The proposed improvement of Texas 46 in Guadalupe County has been cleared for detailed plan preparation, according to die State Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
Tile project extends from die Comal/Guadalupe County line to Interstate IO. it will widen the present two-lane highway to a four-lanc facility with a leit turn lane at certain locations.
The clearance given by the Federal Highway Administration, reflects the completion of the project’s public participation phase. A public heating wxs May 18 at Canyon Middle School in New Braunfels.
The project, with an estimated cost of $6.9 mi lion, is tentatively scheduled to go to contract th month.
The eyes have it
Members of Comal County's Lions and Lionesses clubs this month are conducting eye screening tests at all the schools in the county. At Goodwin Primary Tuesday, Lioness Agnes Knight runs kindergartner Joshua Thompson through the paces. The Eye Screening project is one of the major community
programs sponsored by Lions and Lioness clubs Local eye doctors Dr. Richard Brodtmann, Dr Henry Hull, Dr. Michael Tschoepe and Dr. David Way also are volunteering some time to the project (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Group to open shelter
When the young residents of the Emergency Children’s Shelter moved into dieir new home, the house on Bridge Street stood empty. But diat didn’t last long, because Teen Connection Foster Group Home and Alternative School is planning to open a shelter for teen-age boys in that home next month Teen Connection Director Nancy Ney said Ixst week die shelter bxs received a $124,000 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to staff die emergency shelter for boys. The three-year grant will provide SI24,(XXIeach year if the federal government has the money, Ney said.
“Right now, we’re going to open up with six beds and we are looking for a place where we can house 13 kids,” Ney said. The shelter will provide temporary shelter for teen-age boys between IO and 17 who are runaways or come I rom a family in crisis or teens who arc homeless “I want to make a point that these kids will not be violent,” she added.
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Couple jailed attempted robbery
A Hartsville couple remains in Comal County jail today on robbery charges after they were apprehended Tuesday by K-Mart officials who suspected the pair wxs stealing Nintendo video games.
Jackie D. Long, 40, and Suzanne A. Long, 37, were waiting to be magistratcd by a judge this morning at presstime.
New Braunfels police were dispatched to K-Mart,
located on Interstate 35, around 6:30 p.m. to apprehend shoplifters in custody who were fighting and causing a dis turbance, said police spokesman Martin Mayer.
As the couple left the store with 12 video games, valued at approximately $400, store officials approached then The couple fought to get away from the officials
“Because of the physical violence in vol-.cd during t commission of a theft, it becomes robbery, Mayer said
Aquifer board votes