New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Comal County Fair winners in today's edit on - 5,6
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Henry Gillingham, Annie I Ae Nolle, Edgard Renaerts, Lamia Ross, Ruby Suger, Carol Trimble, Hector R. Leal, Pepper Gutierrez (Saturday), Sandra Fumes, Agues Kraft, Tony Cantu, Mtdry Lisle, Anna Usa Vargas, Leatrice BaerwaUL Happy Anniversary to Ruben A Rosemary M. Leal (lith).
CCQSV OAS set Joint meeting Oct. 5
Comal County Genealogy Society will meet with the German American Society for the Oct. S meeting to be held at the American Legion Hall, located at 410 Coll St at 7 p.m.
The program will be an exchange of ideas, goals and activities of each organizations.
; mm Class off <42 to
meet Oct. 8
*!• The monthly dinner for the ':NBHS Class of 1942 will be held I at Krause's Cafe on Friday, Oct 8 at 6:30 pm.
For more information, call Howard Huffi at 625-3837.
* -Htnnan Island closed
The barricades on Hinman Island will be closed this Saturday for Trashiest The times for the barricades will be from 7 am. to 4 pm. Trashfest will be held on the Comal River and will use the Hinman Island area as the drop off point for all the divers.
Rivercrost Heights plans Fantast event
Residents of Riveicrest Heights Neighborhood Association will hold their Falsest Neighborhood Picnic on Sunday, Oct 3 from 4 pm. to 6 pm. at the Riveicrest Park. Cards, dominoes, fishing and swimming are planned. Residents should contact Sheryl Scott to volunteer. Briskets to be barbecued. Those planning to attend should rsvp to the block captains.
Northcliffffe VFC festival planned
Northcliffe Volunteer Fire Department Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 am. to S pm. at 3501 Morning Drive in Northcliffe.
National Depression Screening Day set
Mental Health professionals from Santa Rosa Mental Wellness Center will offer local residents the opportunity to learn about the signs and symptoms of depression at a free screening as pan of National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, Oct.
7 from IO am. to 8 p.m. at the Wellness Center office, Executive Plaza Building, (IH-35), Suite 201.
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Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
A one-car accident took place yesterday at approximately 3:39 p.m. at 1900 east I-35 at the entrance ramp near FM 306. The car. driven by Kelly Myer, 16, of New Braunfels, went out of control and struck a curb, causing the vehicle to roll. Both Myer and 16-year-old Donovan Van Zandt, also of New Braunfels, were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released. New Braunfels emergency personnel assisting Myer are (from left) Walter Smith, Wee Meyer and C. Van Ryswyk.
NBU enters agreement with Specht to develop water resource plan
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Board members of New Braunfels Utilities entered into an agreement Thursday with former Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority director John Specht and attorney Bert Hooper to develop a water resource plan.
The plan will cost $33,000 and is expected to explore the needs of NBU through the year 2045. The board voted unanimously to approve the agreement.
Board members had talked to NBU General Manager Bob Sohn about conducting a study in the past, according to Jeff Thompson, assistant general manager for administration and finance.
Thompson said since Specht is now available it seemed like a good idea to pair him with Hooper in order to develop the plan. Hooper has served the board by working with water rights on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers.
Items to be covered in the study include the following:
B The projected water supply required for New Braunfels.
B Review the surface water rights in Guadalupe River. B Review transfer rights from Comal River and Guadalupe River.
B Prepare an assessment of flow from the Comal Springs. B Prepare an assessment of future pumpage from the Edwards Aquifer by NBU.
n Review the possibility of acquiring additional water rights or alternative sources.
n Explore the possibilities of joint ventures with other water utilities or purveyors.
n Review water quality and environmental problems associated with alternative actions to be considered.
No target date has been set for completion of the study. Thompson said some preliminary work has been done by the pair. He said this work had no cost associated with it.
In other business, NBU received its certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting. The award was given by the Government Financial Officers Association. Thompson said this is the group’s highest recognition. The next meeting of the board will be at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at the NBU board room.
Commissioners adopt tax abatement resolution
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Commissioners adopted a resolution approving agreement for a tax abatement with Stripling-Blake Lumber Company, Inc.
“The competition for industrial development has become fierce and that is why additional packages like tax abatements have become more important especially in the later stages of selecting a site,” said Michael Meek, Executive Vice President of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
“On the economic development side, the majority of cities and states view public incentives as essential to their efforts to attract and retain industry ”
The abatement is being provided as an incentive for the location of a Stripling-Blake truss manufacturing plant in the county. Commissioner Neil Craigmile voiced his concern about providing an abatement for a competitor to an existing county business
“We have had an unwritten agreement that we would not tax abatements for businesses if competition is already existing in the county," said Craigmile “(lf this resolution passes,) we are looking at another tax abatement in
the very near future for an identical business. I just want to make it as clear as I possibly can that I don’t think we should be granting tax abatements to
new businesses in direct competition with existing businesses.”
Craigmile did support the resolution, however, saying he expected the same abatement would be granted to the existing truss manufacturer and that the $2,055 amount over five years was not that financially significant.
Meek said the abatement would not hurt the existing company and that when they expand their facilities as they currently plan to, they would also be eligible for an abatement Comal County can expect to receive nearly $4,000 over the term of this agreement in new property tax revenue and $20,000 in new sales tax revenues according to Meek The total abated property taxes for five years total $2,055. The bottom line for the county is $23,945 in new tax revenue paid over five years and $2,055 abated The city of New Braunfels passed a similar agreement with Stripling-Blake recently
Tile company has committed to providing 25 jobs during the first 12 months and probably a total of 40 before the end of the agreement.
Canyon Lake EMS calls for reimbursement
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Stall Writer
Hummel festivities get started today
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The Hummel Museum grand opening celebration starts today with special seminars scheduled for today and a variety of events planned for Saturday and Sunday.
“We’ll have some seminars in the museum today,” said S. D. David, president of the Hummel Museum board of directors. “On Saturday, we’ll have our official grand opening from 10-11 a.m. with speeches and recognition of some of our donors and an official ribbon cutting.
“From 11 a m. to I p.m. the museum will be open to the public free of charge and we hope we’ll have a good turnout
from the city of New Braunfels because we think we have a very fine tourist attraction.”
Saturday afternoon will feature more seminars at the museum on various aspects of the Hummel figurine collection, and a signing session by the master sculptor for the commemorative Hummel Museum plaques.
On Sunday, a walking tour will be led by Penelope Church, Main Street Director, from 7 to 8 a.m., followed by a casual Mass on the steps of the museum from 8:30 to 9:30 a m. The celebration will end with a German Heritage Tour including lunch in historic Gruene and tours of the other local museums.
SATTLER - Members of the Canyon Lake Emergency Medical Services board of directors are calling for reimbursement from the past president of the EMS for some questionable expenditures that were revealed in an audit earlier this week.
The board has the option to take the matter to the County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander to decide if measures can be taken to force repayment.
Board members are asking for repayment from past EMS President Christy Rutherford In past interviews, Rutherford said the calls may have* been from EMS workers who called her while she was at work.
Rutherford is an employee of Tyson Foods in Seguin and several of the alleged unauthorized calls were made to that location.
The audit was conducted by Comal County Auditor Bate Bond and was released Aug. 26.
The report found questionable expenditures for equipment, gasoline and telephone use and that drugs and syringes were stored in an unlocked drawer at the station.
Officials are calling the expenditures mismanagement and are calling for reimbursement.
The Canyon Lake EMS board of directors met in an executive session Thursday night at the Canyon Lake Action Center.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
New Braunfels Fire Department personnel responded to a truck fire yesterday afternoon at approximately 4 p.m. In front of Eden Home. The truck, owned by Ray Raybln, a registered nurse at Eden Home, suffered severe damage from the blaze.Sports Day | Canyon vs. Boerne in battle of undefeateds!