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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                Vote in Satu rdays School 1 Bouncing back rivers readied for busy Easter weekend ByDANASTELL Staff writer Hinman Island park will be the pools will be newly painted and full of the Comal and Guadalupe rivers are experiencing good stream and the crowds will converge on New Braunfels this weekend the beginning of the summer season I think Friday will be busy Saturday will be and Sunday it will be bar the predicts David director of parks and Were ready to and its going to be a beautiful Rusty manager of Camp Warnecke and head of the Chamber of Commerce tourist and convention Its got signs of being he The whole thing is looking pretty The inquiries from outoftowners are decent and business is starting to come Managers and owners of related businesses last summer were concerned that the drought and water contamination problems would prevent tourists from returning to New Braunfels this But Brandt believes the people are coming I really have a good feeling about this sum he If we can just keep up this it will be a pretty decent In the parks and recreation the biggest news is that Hinman Island park is Whatley said crews have been concentrating hard on the almost15 acre park since November and have installed playground picnic trash and other forms of erosion Parks crews also have con centrated on Landa Park for the Easter weekend and have spruced everything up as much as See Page 6A These new tables at Hinman Island wont be empty long New Braunfels Herald New Texas 69 Friday 1985 25 Cents 24 Pages Sections Voters to decide school races Five contested races two in the City of New two in New Braunfels and one in Garden Ridge will be decided by voters New Braunfels voters living in City Council Districts 3 and 4 will elect their first representatives to council since the district system was adopted in All New Braunfels ISD voters are eligible to vote in the atlarge where three candidates are seeking two spots on the In NBISD voters living in District 1 will have a race all their In Garden one of the three races for City Council Place 3 is Comal ISD will be electing three trustees to its Only three candidates Lee Clay George and Tom Potter filed in so all three are assured of being All CISD candidates are elected at City Council District 3 is a three s with Edward Yale Simpson and Darrell Sollberger in the In District George Rolf Moore and Richard Seidel are the This years city election will complete the threeyear changeover in its election All seven City Council representatives were elected at large until when a 43 plan Polling places City of New Braunfels District 3 Braunfels Presbyterian 373 District 4 Eagles 257 New Braunfels ISD District 1Lone Star 144 District 2 Seele 540 District 3NB Middle 659 District 4 Lamar 240 District 5NB High 2551 Loop 337 Comal ISD Bulverde Middle School Precincts 9 and Comal County Precincts 3088 and Bexar Smithson Valley High School Precincts 14 and Comal County Precinct Kendall Startzville Precinct Comal Comal Elementary School Precincts 4 and Comal County Precincts 352 and Guadalupe Bracken Volunteer Fire Station Precinct Comal Canyon High School Precincts 17 and Comal County Precincts 253 and Guadalupe Mountain Valley School Precincts 18 and Comal County Precinct Hays Garden Ridge City Paul Davis four three atlarge places was District 1 and 2 representatives Valdemar Espinoza and Betty Lou respectively were elected in and Barbara James Goodbread and Max Winkler won the three atarge places last NBISD is in the middle year of a threeyear phasing in of a 52 plan five two atlarge Last Garland Lloyd and Margy Waldrip were elected to Districts 3 and This voters will choose between Aguinaldo Zamora and Larry Brumbelow in District and will elect two atlarge candidates from among three candidates Don Bob Self and Peter Next NBISD will complete the cycle by electing District 2 and 4 In Garden Kaighin Watts and Don Ashby are running to suc ceed Ben White in Place White isnt running Mayor Paul Davis and incumbent councilman Neil Craigmile are unopposed for re Polls are open from 7 to 7 A map of the new NBISD district setup is included on Page Jobless rate holds at percent WASHINGTON AP Civilian unemployment held steady in March at the government said as the creation of new jobs just accommodated the number of Americans entering the labor force in search of About million people were jobless while the number at work set yet another record at the Labor Department As has been the case in recent the bulk of the job gains were in service One of the biggest according to a separate job came in retail which logged new jobs last Manufacturing on the other has shown no growth since Commenting on the new Janet the commissioner of labor noted in congressional testimony that adult women traditonally a heavy percentage of service workers benefited more than any other single group from the new she said that adult women have taken more than half the jobs created in the last 12 Civilian joblessness has been moving in the narrow range of percent to percent for nearly a year since last Analysts predict civilian unemployment will drop to 7 or even dip slightly this then edge up The which hit a post Depression peak of percent in November dropped to percent in then headed upward before falling to percent in the low point since the 198182 When unemployment reached that postDepression some million Americans were out of House Bill 72 zaps staff By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Extracurricular activities at Smithson Valley and Canyon high schools have lost 134 students to a thunderbolt called House Bill The no play eligibility rule hit us like a thunderbolt this last six Smithson Valley principal Joe Rogers I kept saying it was and now that its they House Bill 72 is It does and were going to have to rise to the occasion and meet its he The State Board of Education set those guidelines last December with a rule that any student failing to make a 70 in any one course would be suspended from play or practice for six That thun derbolt zapped 85 students at and 49 at Canyon into ineligibility when the first six weeks of the spring semester This state who were beseiged by coaches and school officials complaining about the rules asked the state board to ease off on the sixweeks But the state board has indicated it will take no action until a similar directive comes from the Texas House of By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer New Braunfels ISD administrators and students have shown concern over the effects of education reform HB on academic as well as extracurricular Not many extracurricular activities have been hit hard by the rule at New Braunfels ISD compared to some schools 17 out of the 200 band members could not participate after the last grade period one student in the upcoming UIL OneAct Play contest failed to pass all and similar numbers were found in athletics and Probably the hardest hit was those students preparing for the Comal County Youth Show eight students in the ag program could not participate after spending all some a on feeding and care of an The real shame about this is the Youth Show has nothing to do with school and this is a one time Those with steers put in a whole year of effort and not have anything to show for agriculture teacher James Garrett They could not auction the animal so the parents and students have to bear a financial burden as We are afraid this is going to affect CISD NBISD In the 134 CISD students cant par ticipate in band and choir until they get their next report Ann a business teacher at Smithson said the noplay rule is hurting those students who are Its not doing poo to the kids who just walk in and out the I think House Bill 72 is a step toward the fine goal of improving the quality of I want to achieve that but at what cost is my said Kathy the social studies department head at The price were paying now is the wellrounded SVHS football coach Stan Irvine A good coach stresses education comes and weve been doing that for But there are things to be learned in extracurricular activities that cant be picked up in a We hope those who participate learn to give that 110 learn to make Irvine Were trying to develop to make men out of boys and women out of so they can face life when they leave this We dont just try to win the Irvine said he thinks the state board is picking on Why not call it noparticipate Right people think of athletics when you say But its work preparing for a football or getting an animal ready for a livestock Just ask CHS vocationalag teacher Wesley See Page 6A the ag Who will risk all of that time if he is not a strong student Garrett The two local districts interpreted the rule dif ferently regarding the Youth New Braunfels ISD would not allow its agriculture students who were failing a course to Failing students at Comal ISD were allowed to We NBISD will try to adhere to the letter of the Chuck assistant principal at New Braunfels But there is no teeth in this so the only ones hurt are those who try to obey the Algebra teacher and tennis coach Johnie like many found no problem with the five excused absenses in a semester We are already seeing many benefits of HB 72 Students are not missing classes for a tightening down on discipline and but a sixweek penalty is too This was an over reaction from the toolax rules we were Hauk Several pointed out the end result of the no no play rule was to discourage students from attempting courses that they were not certain they could do well such as accelerated or honors courses or advanced math I learn just as much in the extracurrcular activities that I have in my regular said Michelle a student who helps with the newspaper and yearbook at New Braunfels High School See Page 6A Inside Water Canyon inflow 608 eft down Canyon outflow eft same Edwarda Aquifer down Canyon Lake level down Todays It will be partly cloudy and little cool today with Todays high is expected to with tonights low dropping Fair skies and mild peratures will prevail tonight and Saturday with a high of 74 and Industrial board to help fund airport plan It is appropriate that during Texas Industrial the New Braunfels Industrial Foun dation agreed to give the city up to to fund a master plan study for the municipal This is an example of a private organization giving money to a city project in an effort toward industrial said city manager Joe Michie Im pretty excited about The city manager explained that because of the agreement to donate that the city will not have to spend any money on the study of the airport and surrounding Merritt head of the Industrial said in February a committee began looking at the airport and the possibility of establishing some sort of industrial park in that The made up of Herb Robert Bennie Bock and Elliot met with Michie and other airport concerns and finally decided to spend some money on a plan for the Our funds are all contributed by individuals in Schumann We are a nonprofit organization and are primarily in terested in helping to serve our existing industries and help create jobs by expanding that Schumann added that the Foun dation also works to obtain other industry that fits the industrial at mosphere of the The he felt the development of an airportbased industrial park would be a significant factor in attracting industry to this For one we feel that land prices up and down IH 35 are ex tremely high and this would be a prudent and practical way to utilize an asset the city Schumann The industrial climate is competitive and it is beneficial if you can offer something another city such as an established in dustrial park and Michie said the Federal Aviation Administration would not grant the city any money to conduct a com prehensive master which it said would cost about the Com mission You all do need a good See Page   

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