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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Have a Happy St Patricks Day i m New Braunfels Tuesday H t ra I dZci t u n o M u i987 One Section 12Pages 9 25 cents Steel rail boutique Stammtisc There ts a tale of the old Cajun who upon being asked by a How come you done tol me that huh Which one Laurence shame on Our lady photographer Leslie Kriewaldt last week photographed Laurence while he worked on the roof of a house Krueger owns in New Leslie asked Laurence how old he was since he appeared to be of senior years and yet worked so Krueger told Leslie he would turn 55 Pants on Krueger is every bit of about to be 85 years young March according to friends and acquaintances who call ed and came by to make sure Laurences fib didnt wind up an historic fact in this We in the newspaper business are prone to accept acronyms almost without reservation since spelling a word out of an organizations in itials is easier at times than spelling evenword in the organizations ti tle One that takes the cake is the SPEBSQSA thats SPEB which stands for the Socie ty for the Preservation and Kn couragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Whew the Chordsmen Chorus of San Antonio ts a chapter of that august group comprising 132 guys They will present a twohour musical beginning at 7 30 p m March 28 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium Five other quartets will be there also biographic politics science and howto books childrens and Lord knows what all will be available for public purchase and consumption from 9am lo 5 p m March at the American Association of University Womens book sale at St Pauls Lutheran Chapel across rom HKB on San Antonio Koad real cheap We mean you could walk away with a considerable addition to your library for less than one new hardback would cost at retail prices The money raised augments the AAUWs scholarship fund Oops Ida King ts not Ida Sing And Ida Sing does not have anything to do directly with New Braunfels senior citizen congragate meals which finds itself on the run after losing its lease with the citys Housing Authority The editing al it were had one of our staff wondering who Ida ihe meals program direc was exactly And since the per son doing the editing hadnt heard of Ida Ida Sing came to mind since Ida Sing also works with area seniors We used Ida Sing in place of Ida King in last weeks story about the program Sorry both of you Optimist Club of New Braunfels will host a girls oratorical contest at 7 p m tonight Tuesday 7 p m next Monday for the both at Canyon High Schools Commons grounds Topic is Promise Yourself and no meal will be serv ed No refreshments unless somebody brings like cookies Sunny today and tomorrow with a high in the mid70s Thats really nice to hear after last night Lake wind ad visories will be in effect today with those southwesterly breezes expected to drop to about 10 mph by Wednesday Just a gorgeous next couple of days Tilt MftHjp CISD trustees reject forums Darwin and Beulah Harris of New Braunfels are opening a new business an apparel store in a railroad box The business will be called The Box The Harris bought the 60 footlong carrier from The Pat Baker of a construction firm that also does railroad salvage Delivery and in stallation of the wheels and car took place The business at River Terrace and Loop 337 will feature a renovated interior while retaining as original as possible exterior The car was built in The couple plan to operrfor business by May Photo by Deryl Clark By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Comal ISO board of trustees voted Monday to reject a Texas Association of School Boards recom mendation allowing for a public forum at school board CISD officials said they believe the forum would actually limit the publics means of communication with the The board accepted 43 of the 48 policies recommended by the state One policy change means the school district can not force the retirement of any employee because of Trustees previously had the authority to force an employee to retire at the age of CISD Personnel Director Arlen Tieken said the district has only one teacher older than 70 and she will not be The public forum recommendation would have limited audience par ticipation to 30 minutes at the beginn ing of the The policy that was not have allow ed any of the audience to participate during the decision As it is the board president may recognize people in the audience who want to Tieken He and Superintendent Bill Brown decid ed which policies to recommend to the Tieken said represen tatives of the local Texas State Teachers Association also reviewed the We thought this the current au dience communication policy was a more open form of communication between the patrons and the he CISD allows patrons to talk at the beginning of the meeting and the board president may recognize au dience members who wish to speak during a particular portion of the The state organizations recommended policy would not have allowed public input during discus sion on particular agenda As long as you have a strong board you dont need that Tieken He added that s few years ago the school district tried a policy of having patrons signs in before meetings and write down See Page John Specht appointed to TCB advisory board John general manager of the GuadalupeBlanco River has been selected as a advisory director of Texas Com merce BankNew W R president of the said he considers Specht a very valuable man He added the bank is fortunate to have a man with Spechl s ability and ex perience among the members of the board of directors Smith said one of Spechts qualities is his concern about and understanding of natural The bank president said he shares Spechls concerns about the future of this regions skater resources Specht makes the 17th member of Texas Commerce BankNew Braunfels board of Smith said Specht is not replacing anyone but is joining the board in a new position All directors face reelection by the banks stockholders annually Smith said We would anticipate Specht1 slaying around here a he added He is an astute businessman and hes very concerned about some of the natural resources in Specht the particularly our water resources Thats something we at ihe bank are very interested in Page CISD solons question athletic booster club delay directors contracts By SARAH Staff Writer Comal ISD Board of Trustees renewed contracts Mon day for district teachers except for the Canyon High School athletic director and a coach at that school School board president Leroy Goodsoon cited ques tionable activities with the athletic booster club and other activities like that as reasons for delaying the contract renewal with CHS athletic director Troy Burch and David a basketball coach and social studies teacher at the high school The trustees voted to recon sider the two contracts during their April meeting There were some questions the board wanted to have the superintendent look into and have back by our April Goodson said He said he and the board expect to have their questions answered by the April meeting Goodson declined to specify the nature of the suspected problems Contracts or school district administrators were renewed m February Contracts for Sandra CISDs public information and four community education coordinators will be considered for renewal in May Support personnel are hired as needed by Arlen CISD personnel and the principal at the in dividual Tieken said the noncontract personnel include janitors and other support workers Also during Mondays the board voted to pay for construction done so far on the new Canyon Middle School and the new Smithson Valley High The board voted to pay LawsonAvila Construction for work at the new high school and was approved for payment to Cahaba Construction for work on the middle I think both building programs at Smithson Valley High School and Canyon Middle School are going real If it stops well move said Superintendent Bill Trustee Tom Potter said the middle school is really taking shape He added that after only a few months of work the school has a roof on Goodson said the middle school campus is nearing completion faster than the high school because the con tractor has worked weekends and at night during good Wet weather does not affect the construction as much as at the high school The thing about Canyon Middle School is workers are right there close to the highway and they can get to it a lot better to bring things in and Goodson Brown said he is working with Comal County officials to improve the drainage at the SVHS Both construction projects are scheduled for comple tion before school starts in September Brown said the Canyon High School gym is almost com plete Were about to 97 percent on everything with it and were finishing he said He added the gym nasium should be ready to be occupied within a few weeks Michie nixes private trash service bid According to a release late this morning from City Manager Joe he will abort privatization of municipal sanitation services A preproposal conference schedul ed for this Wednesday at City Hall has been cancelled The four private collection firms which had expressed interest in submitting proposals were notified of the citys decision yester according lo Michie who added City Council is expected lo fully en dorse the decision at its meeting March 23 Michie also reportedly announcsdl the decision yesterday to sanitation saying he wanted them to be the first to know and thanked them for their good work Reasons for the decision were at tributed lo lack of support from Mayor Ed Sciantarelli and council as well as a lack of support from the general Michie staled He em phasized that with he a commitment to purchasing at least tour new vehicles at a cost of some will be necessary Michie stated consistently throughout discussions concerning privatization pjf sanitation thai capita oj yfilycte purgljases majJB reason few cpnsiojerini smd lelA the ol winning tradition county event H its youngest member in the Youth Show this Nortert got te calf in eighth Norbert Qt the family in Siisai will need to be
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