New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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’ The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following rirthday wishes to; Wallis Schneider, Connie Martinez, Danielle ON, Robert Atkinson, Joan Bentley, Ross Emery, Paul Lee, Robert Long, Clement SIachacek, Emma Ozona, Eugenia Proske, Vencedao Salazar, A J. Lazerlne, Raymond Sultan der.Conservation Society to hoot mooting
The September meeting of the New Braunfels Conservation Society will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Forke Store at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will include an ice cream social and election of officers.
The public is invited to attend.
A yard sale will be held Saturday, Oct. I from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Wsgenfoehr Property, 521 San Aaioiuo St.
This mle it to benefit the New Braunfels Conservation Society.nood off pantry foods
The Children’s Shelter is in need of pantry foods such as canned soups, vegetables, fruits and juices, dry items of macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, jello, rice and assorted baby foods.
Individuals or organizations wishing to make food donations are welcome at the shelter, 2797 W-35 West, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to S p.m., or call 629-0659. -HOSTS noods tutors
Be a special friend to a child. Only one hour of your week will help two children learn to read and do math.
The NB1SD Help One Student To Succeed program makes a difference — one student at a time Call 620-7533.
In the Friday, Sept. 23 story headlined "Library board discusses move to Plaza," it was incorrectly stated that the asking price for the Plaza Bank building was more than the appraised value of the building.
Officials from Fuller MacFar-lan Real Estate Services in San Antonio refused to give the list price of the building in an earlier interview with the Herald-Zeitung.
However, they have since said that the building is priced at 1905,000 which is less that the $1305,930 appraised value of the building.
The Herald-Zeitung strives to publish accurate information and we regret the error.
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Kahlig asked I to step down at Bluebonnet I
Reports indicate Clarence Kahlig is now supervising daily operations :
By TECLO J. GARCIA
Sources close to Bluebonnet Motors said Tuesday that Gary Kahlig, general manager and 25 percent owner of the car dealership, was fired and his brother Clarence Kahlig has taken over day to day operations.
Apparantly Clearance, who owns North Park Lincoln-Mercury and has interests in other auto dealerships in San Antonio, asked Gary to step down Monday. Although many of his employees said that he would be nepal cod for weeks now.
This despite what he told the Herald-Zeitung last Thursday. Gary said he had heard the "rumors” about being replaced, but in fact it was he that had an offer to buy Clarence’s share of
—speaking under the condition of jsT anonymity, say
that Kahlig’s belongings were removed from Bluebonnet’s ■BID downtown loca-Gary Kahlig tion Monday
Calls to Clarence at Bluebonnet Motors were not returned.
Last week, Gary laid off about 20 Bluebonnet employees because he said business was slower than normal .,.
Gary Kahlig filed a lawsuit against New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser alleging election fraud and irregularities.
SAC classes in city could start in January
Mayor Fraser asks chief appraiser to consider reappraisal of Cemex
By TECLO J. GARCIA"
By TECLO J. GARCIA
New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser asked the city’s chief appraiser to consider reappraising the former Lafarge Balcones Cement Plant sinoe its sale to Cementos Mexico, S. A. for $100 million three weeks ago.
In a letter to Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers, Fraser said city was interested in a reappraisal because a non-annexation agreement between the city and the surrounding quarries to end in early 1995.
"It obvious therefore, that the Cemex Balcones Plant should be considered for reappraisal as soon as possible,” Fraser stated in the letter. “Certainly one would think the Comal County Commissioners and the Comal Independent School District would be desirous of such a reappraisal since it could mean a significant addition to the
tax collections rather than as the property is currently appraised on the tax rolls.’’
Broken up into Sunbelt Cement and Sunbelt Asphalt, Rodgers said the property is valued at just under $50 million.
The property and plant are located on Wald Road, just southwest of the
The sale to Cemex included four other storage and distribution stations in Texas.
Rodgers said his office re-evaluates properties every year.
He said the value of tire property sometimes depends on the market the company is in.
"All data including what information we can confirm concerning the recent sale will be taken into consideration,” said Rodgers
He said the city has hired a contractor to appraise the site because the
contractor only handles industrial appraisals and might do a more thorough evaluation of the property.
“We arc now in the process of making our appraisals for January I, 1995,” he said
"Capital Appraisal will go out there sometime between now and the end of the year "
Should the reappraisal heighten the value of the property, it would prove to be a financial boost to Comal Independent School District
“Yes, it will impact it, but how much is hard to tell," said CISD Finance Director Abel Campos. "The impact might not be as significant as you might think ”
Campos did say, however, that the Sunbelt property is one of CISD’s top tax payers and that he did rot anticipate any huge adjustments one way or another
San Antonio College officials said Tuesday at the inaugural Off Campus Education Steering Committee meeting they want to start offering classes in New Braunfels beginning in January
The committee must first form some objectives and goals for higher education in New Braunfels, said Ruben Torres, SAC Dean of Adult and Continuing Education He told the committee that SAC will offer classes in the Spring, but it must conduct a needs assessment survey and submit it to SAC.
"I envision this process taking less than three months if resources are made available to use here at New Braunfels," Torres said.
The survey results should tell SAC what classes New Braunfels needs Torres said that SAC is working with Kerrville in a similar program SAC President Ruth Burgos-Sasser said with the objectives put fourth, only success can follow She said offering classes to New Braunfels is pan of SAC’s overall educational mission
“We have to provide for the life
triunity,” she said. "Our community is not just San Antonio and Bexar County but also the surrounding areas and this is an opportunity for us to fulfill our mission "
Burgos Sasscer said she was delighted that New Braunfels officials alerta! SAC of the need for higher education.
SAC officials also expressed interest in working with local schools and their community education programs Torres said one of the most important findings in the survey should Ik the needs of local employers Michael Meek, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce vice president, said he feels in order for the education venture to work there must be a coordinated effort in the community.
He said the chamber is looking more toward continuing education and training programs.
“We are more interested in the short term, getting these kids that don’t go to college trained," Meek said Paul Ristau was named committee chairman by New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser. Ristau was the only person who asked for the post The committee will next meet with SAC staff on Oct 6
CISD residents call for Kirk’s resignation
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Several residents approached the microphone and asked for the resignation of board member Douglas Kirk at the Comal Indpendent School District meeting Monday night.
Angered by articles Kirk had written in opposition to the recently passed bond to build new schools, some residents and parents raid they objected to the information he used in the articles.
“He insulted the parents, teachers, and children of this district,” said ane parent Vicki Jones, who called some af Kirk’s statements “nonsense.”
Kirk defended what he said was his right to ofifer his opinion.
“If I resigned because people disagreed with my point of view, I would
not be able to sleep at night,” he told the audience. “...I do have a right and responsibility to express my opinion.”
Mary Claik, one of the owners of the Startzville Dairy Queen, said an article written by Kirk that appeared in the “Hill Country Trode?' was said to be sponsored by various businesses including hers.
She'aid Ae had contacted corporate headquarters on the issue.
Bill Nitschke, publisher of the paper, apologized for the misunderstanding and said he wanted both sides represented.
Kirk told Clark he regretted the mistake but had nothing to do with it and j said he would help in any way he * could to dear the matter wife the corporate headquarters
Herald Zertttng photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Brush fire at Canyon Lake claims IS acres
Members of the Canyon Leks Volunteer Fire Department water down several hot spots at a brush firs located off Purgatory Road near Eden Ridge Drive yesterday at approximately 3:30 pm. The fire claimed nearly 15 acres of land, officials said. The Bra Involved several area Bra departments, Including Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Spring Branch and Bracken Bra departments.Bill Brown water woes nearing end
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Comal Independent School District officials say the water problems at Bill Brown Elementary may soon be corrected
Roy Linnartz, maintenance director for the district, said the company that originally did the construction work on the water systems, Spaw-Glass, had agreed to replace the septic field and help with the pipe repairs.
“Within IO days we should get the project wrapped up. We have one more round of tests to do” Linnartz said of the septic field.
Linnartz added that pipes in the kitchen area would have to be replaced, once tests are completed. The district closed the pipes and Die students have been drinking bottled water after traces of lead were discovered vFor news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro) 606-0846I