New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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the cannot offer residents, such as quiet areas and word processors.
She cautioned, however, the board was just in a “talking stage-”
“We’re always looking for an opportunity that presents itself to better serve the community,” Hocker said.
Community Development Director Penelope Church said those involved with neighborhood or downtown realize that locating a library in the center of town would be a good idea.
"The library is becoming a valuable contributor to the development of a downtown,” Church sud.
She said a visible library could contribute to downtown tourism as well as benefit city residents.
Purchasing the old Plaza bank building to house the new library could cost the City of New Braunfels more than the $1.3 million value the city appraiser's office has put on the facility.
Mayor Paul Fraser said Tuesday the city is considering moving the library to the downtown building, but that talks were just in their “infancy stage".
City Manager Mike Strands said it was too early in me discussions to know now much the project would cost. The city appraiser's office lists the building and land worth $1,305,930.
The real estate agent selling the property said, however, the actual selling price is a considerable amount more than the appraised value. The agent, Terry Warth, did not say what the sale price of land and building was.
San Marcos, which built a new library for $2.8 million, moved into its new building last January. Like New Braunfels, its old library was located in a residential section of town.
San Marcos Library Director Stephanie Lan-genkamp said she enjoys having more room to serve residents, but what she likes mod is the location of the library on Hopkins St., one of the city’s most prominent thoroughfares.
“We moved horn a hidden location to a very important location. That has been a real positive in regard to people's consciousness of library usage," Langenkamp said. "Many people say ‘oh lets put it in a quiet part of town,' but that’s a big mistake.”
City Councilwoman Jan Kennedy said having
the library downtown would be a great opportunity for the city to move its book bank into a larger location.
“I think it is something the people of New Braunfels deserve and I think they will back it,” she said.
Getting behind the proposal can only be measured now in phone calls and letters to focal council people since the issue of a new library it in the lower echelons of the decision making
After consideration by the library board, and if passed, the proposal could find its way to the city council where it could vote on the matter.
New Braunfels Coffee owner June Torkelson said she thought It would be a good idea to relocate the library on the square.,
“I think anything to encourage downtown foot traffic would be great," she said.
The coffee shop is located on the same comer, of the square with the Schmitz Hotel and the, building.
The hotel is scheduled to be developed into a retail and residential venture by a local develop-
I many me city is awcussng me possibility or converting the former Pisa Bank building into a new city library.
He arid the Dkdir«er Memorial Library Bomi matte* week to consider the possibility of pur-dwfag the bundh* raid land to house the library.
“The thinking is drat'anchoring* thft corner of Main Pisa with the city library would have a moat positive effect on the business in die downtown area and would be a more central drawing point for patrons to use the library facilities," Fraser said.
Preliminary discussions also hive a five-level parking garage being built extentfng the size of the building.
Two of the parking levels would be underground with the top of the three dbove ground levels dedicated to library space, extending from the present building.
Dittlinger Library Director Vickie Hocker said she needs more spaoe for books and other services
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Slow August leads to staff layoffs at Bluebonnet Motors
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AUSTIN (Al) —One ticket, id hi Houston, mucked all six
“The good news for customers is that when we have extra inventory we give a little bit belter deals,” Kahlig
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The Quotas picked te nuirioiw from a field of 50 were: 7, IO, 16, 17,23,47.
The previous record for a single winner was $41.5 million, pifci to Houston ba driverWands Wilson, who won the Nb. 23 draw-
“Wl brr laid ob shout 20 to 22 employees, rsranagrasraa a well a sales sod service, body Aor sfl departments. We still employ dbout 130 peo-pie,” said Gary Kh^^oo-owner of
in August slower than normal. August is usually a patty robust month for us.”
Kahlig said he built up inventory, planning to sell about 500 cars in Augure, but only 325 to 350 were sold The dealer must pay interest to Ford Motor Credit on its inventory, so the cost of carrying 150 extra ars gets expensive, he add.
“That money adds up quickly, so we have to react quickly” he said.
Kahlig said he sea the problem a temporary and hopes to start rehiring laid off employees soon. He said he does not anticipate my mote layoffs. “We’re pretty much cut to the bone,” he said.
index is at highest point in eight years.
Headdedthrerhp**—f »*y wjfihjF a payroll of about $400,000 a month.
Kahlig ha also filed a complaint with Federal fiomwmrecatifflra Commission against a San Antonio television station, and he plans to argue his caa in Washington D C. Oct. 5. Kahlig alleges he paid the station $40,000 for advertising, but many of the commercials were never nm.
Kahlig, an unsuccessful candidate for New Braunfels City Council in May, ha also filed a lawsuit against Mayor Paul Fraser, alleging irregularities in the election.
Kahlig said he has heard a rumor that he is considering selling out to his brother Clarence, who owns a Lincoln-Mercury dealership in San Antonio.
But, in fact, Kahlig said, he has an offer on the table to buy out his brother’s share of Bluebonnet Motors.
Levine said the latest wirming ticket wa purchased re a conus-ntenpff More ta Houston, winch receives a $417,000 baas for the sale.
In addition to thejadqpt winner; there were 301 ticks* sold with five of the six numbers, with each ticket worth $1,722. There were 20,340 tickets with four of six numbers, with tact* winning $90. And there were 3S7.973 tickets sold with throe of six numbers, with each worth sn automatic $3.
I /*wry officials ftrimff tire jackpot for Saturday night's game will be $3 million.
hhmld-Zertung photo by MttHAEL DARNALL Trying to stay warm at the Comal Courtly Fair’s CPR A Rodeo leat night ware (from left) Jeaolca, Carolina and Mea an Abel. Tho three bundled themeelvee. and their doe ’Tinner" whMs watchlno die rodeo A cold front dropped temperatures to the tourer 80o leat night aa the first day of fall wee ushered In with the area’s first cool spill
Exhibits, shows help make county fair appealing for participation for all ages
Two new posts approved by commissioners
By CRAIG HAMMETT
A Texas Historical Marker will bs dsdlcresd al Spoofs Crossing of the Guadalupe River near Spring Branch on Sunday, Sept. 25re2pjn.
The public is invited to resend.
Comal County Commissioners approved the hiring of the first two of six new employees funded through the new county budget.
The court approved the hiring of s new purchasing assistant and authorized the job description for an environmental health secretary to be hired in the next few months.
The court also authorized additional hours for the veterans services officer, Gus Caldwell.
He had been working from 8 am. until noon each day under a 20-hour work week, but said he remained another two hours each day because of demand.
Caldwell will now be paid raid stay two extra hours each day, until around 2 p.m., except Friday.
“I told the court and veterans we would authorize the hours until a rime where there was s need for hours to be increased,” said Judge Carter Caracal, who aid she promised the veterans tbs hours would be increased “when this was necessary .”
Everybody knows about the carnival at the Comal Goutily Fair, with its twisting, stout-ach-tunting rides and the gpmi> at—via ffrflf SPCtMBPiBy them. And there is the rodeo, and the food booths selling everything from sausage to budgers.
But whre would a county fair, or any fair for drat mater, be without the the hand-made, home
grown hems and animals that no doubt helped file! the beginraig af fain everywhere.
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preserves portion of tire competition might be dominsred by older women with years af fair competition experience. Not neeereerily so.
Week >y Blackman, age 12, of Bulverde, entered the FMr and won a Ant place with his own edition of
FRIDAY IV BITS
Judging: Breeding Sheep end Goats 3 D.m.
Market Lambs Jr. Show. 4 p m. Music: High School Bande, 1 • 4:30 p m. Cbty Slaker ($5) 8 - mid-ragni
Chit Cook-Off, 9 em. - 2 p m. Judging: Vvious livestock Music: Chuck and BM, I -5p.m. Qoggm* on the Comal 5 • 6 p m County Line ($6). 9 p m -1 a m Children’s Games (Rodeo Arena), 3 pm 6 p.m.
The Conal County Senior OHMS Center win have a donee on Sunday, Sept 25 from 3 pro. to 6 pjs. featuring the Greene Cross-ing Bond.
Admireion is $3. BYOB.
Henkt-ZaHung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The 1894 Comal County Fair Rodeo Quoin and her court were presented last nigN at the CPRA Rodeo. (From left) Courtnee Hobson—, Princess; Devin Cobb, Queen; Cryetatyn Wlahard, Duchess.
in deer jerky, which he made from sn chickens to hogs
eight-point buck he shot. There is even an emu, an animal
“My grandfather makes his so hot from Australia th* looks like a small you have to hive s glass of waler version of an ostrich, exhibited by
nearby,” he said. Larry and Wayne Schuetz of Dutch-
Arts and crafts are also in shun- man's Emu Farm.
dance, with various handiwork dis- Exhibits in the lulls and bams will
played Pat Jones won a first-place be open throughout the re* of the
for her detailed quiff of humming- fair, beginning * noon Friday and
birds and flowers. running all day Saturday and Sutt-
She said it took her IO months to day.
complete. The 101* county fair continues
The livestock bam will be loaded through Sunday with s wide variety
this weekend with everything from of events still to come.
“I always done mainly grape but never crabapple. My grandmother had a lot of crabapple from her tree so I ju* got them and made it. I don't know if I’ll do H again,” he said.
Bifrinwyf fiifff beet and entered some honey, but did not fare as well. He did pick up s third-piece ribbon