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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Mo 11 oo 81 NBHS Page Hospital series begins Sunday NewBraunfels New Texas One Pages Zeituno 90 Friday 25 Cents Stammtisch Within NB city limits The chances for late after noon showers triggered by all the humid weather we are experiencing are included in todays forecast and ex tends throughout the weekend worship pers can expect mostly cloudy sjfcies with highs in the low 90s ajid mild nights with lows in the mid Light southerly will Speed limit along 135 a local decision The Comal County Extension Ser vice will sponsor the Lunch N1 Learn program on Color for You by Darlene color next Thursday from to in the County Extension Office meeting room at 1115 There is no admission but bring your own 50 cents for and a Canyon High School students are doing a good deed theyre holding a dance for Canyon Middle School students tomorrow from to at the middle Puttin on the Ritz for is sponsored by Cougars R which is the high schools chemical free Any extra money raised will go the the CHS Project Gradua tion party on May The seniors will be disc jockies and there will also be a live band Suite Admission to the dance is and CHS student Nancy Barganier Were trying to set an example for them because we understand theyve had some problems The Senior Citizens dance to benefit Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be held May 15 and believe it or you can be younger than 65 and still get in the All age groups are Donations at the door are per person and refreshments will be It all starts at at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church activity Music will be by Circle J Ramblers and Gruene In case you were beginning to wonder if May is everything the New Braunfels Rotary Club reminds you that it really is nearly the month for everything under the Add to the list Older Americans Physical Fitness and Sports Arthritis Better Sleep Correct Posture Foot Health Mental Health National Barbecue High Blood Pressure Home Decorating Mime Photo Month and National Good Car Keeping Boy Scout Troop 757 will hold its first annual rummage sale on May 30 at 480 Santa Clara Scouts are currently accepting one mans in the form of clothes for all ages and pots and and anything Money from the sale will help send boys to summer Anyone with something to be picked up for the sale may call Ryden at 625 0335 or Hanz at Canyon Lake Action Center is a busy place 61 people used the free Income Tax Service for the elderly and handicapped there this year and some received the service in their home because of illness or a handicap that prevented them from getting to the Sixtyone of the 8ft qualified families signed up for free Commodity distribu tion there on April The next distribution will be held at the Ac tion Center on May Low income families can register on that Call 9642324 for more informa By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Officials with the Texas Depart ment of Highways and Public Transportation this week said they plan to look into the feasibility of raising to 65 miles per hour the speed limit along Interstate 35 within New Braunfels city but the final decision to increase the limit may be left to the city and its ac cording to department An ordinance approved by New Braunfels City Council in July 1985 established the interstate speed limit at the thenfederally mandated speed of That ordinance prevented the recently approved increase to 65 mph from taking effect inside city The city of Schertz has a similar or leading highway officials to retain the lower speed limit from New Braunfels northern city boun dary of Kohlenberg Lane south through San Highway crews statewide will begin Saturday morning erecting new signs along some miles of rural interstate roadways as the new speed limits take effect at midnight Bill Clements signed the increased speed proclamation earlier this We did not alter or change speeds where current ordinances ex plained David public affairs officer with the highway depart ments San Antonio district Ottw 1 said a study will be con ducted by officials in the near future to determine if speed limits should be in particular through New Braunfels and but We will discuss it with the cities and see what their attitude If it is the deci sion of the city to remain with the 55 mph speed chances would then be slim to negligible that a change would be he though he acknowledged state law could preempt any local restric To be considered in an analysis by the department would be traffic design and technical aspects of the roadway to determine if the Two seniors accept Merit scholarships Two New Braunfelsarea high school seniors have been named National Merit which means they will receive merit scholarships to the colleges of their New Braunfels High School senior Bobby Smith has accepted a collegesponsored merit scholarship to Texas The scholarship is for per year and is part of the Na tional Merit Scholarship Corpora tion awards The scholarship is renewable for up to four years of study at Texas the son of and Harold Smith of 347 Wood will study mechanical At he is involved in the Na tional Honor Fellowship of Christian the NBHS football the Spanish Club and Student He was selected as an Elks Teenager of the David a senior at Ca nyon High also has been named a National Merit Scholar for The son of Sharon Suchy and George Williams Williams is a candidate for May graduation from He plans to use his scholarship to study philosophy at The University of Texas at Williams scholarship may be renewed to cover up to four years of undergraduate study at his sponsor The competition for Merit Scholarship is exceptionally said corporation presi dent Elizabeth Of more than 1 million students who entered the 1987 Merit Program by taking the 1985 only about were designated semifinalists last The nationwide pool of semifinalists included the young men and women in every state with the highest selection index scores and the number of semifinalists nam ed in each state was proportional to its number of high school becoming a semifinalist was only the first step toward winning a Merit Scholar To be considered for an the semifinalist had to ad vance to finalist standing by fulfilling several additional re which include demonstrating high academic performance and supplying in formation about extracurricular accomplishments and contribu tions to the school and communi she A total of approximately Merit Scholarships worth more than million are being award ed this Criminal activity up County solons okay additional constable expenditures By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A need for increased law enforce ment in Precinct 4 led Comal County Commissioners Thursday to approve a request by Constable Fidel Tame to hire a second reserve deputy con stable and change the status of the current reserve deputy constable there to The moves required commis sioners to approve a contingency fund transfer of to pay for psychological testing for the reserve salary costs and related fuel Steven a resident of will become a reserve deputy constable for the precinct following the testing required by state law of any law enforcemenl Ricker is a certified peaje officer with 12 years of recently served as captain oi detectives for Port Aransas police Tamez said the appointment of as well the status change for reserve deputy constable George was needed because of 3 increase in criminal Activity ani help patrol the Canyon during peak In other officially formed Coffla County Fife Prevention i ajasj ap five fjre sioners who will serve staggered two and threeyear Named to the commission were Harry Joseph Charles Curtis Bremmer Kidwell acted as legal represen tative in the interest of the known as the response area of the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire The department will enter into an agreement with the district to serve in the same capacity as with funding coming in the form of a 3cent property tax rate per valuation for those residents within the Voters there approved the creation and formation of the fire prevention district by a 3tol vote April KidweJl reportedly is also beginning preliminary worfc with other volunteer fire departments to seek similar districts in the It has been speculated that interest in the Canyon Lake area wUl to forma tion of a fire prevention district there to the Qther action by commis sioners adoption of a policy regarding free parWng in the annex to include county law enjEofcenaent md those consultants commissioned by the county 4U will receive one higher speed would be We will look into that section within the city limits of New Braunfels to determine what the ap propriate speed limit might Ott well noting that the depart ments working relationship with the various municipalities is There are a lot of things to be con Local resident engineer Bobby Hassert said the speed change re quires crews here to replace only five signs and erect a 26foot sign over the interstate explaining the various speed limits of different motor buses and light trucks will be allowed to travel at 65 mph day and night along designated portions while trucks with trailers and others will have to journey at speeds of 60 mph during the day and 55 mph at Considerations to any recommen dations concerning 135 speed limits will likely draw support with the widening of the interstate to six The project has progressed past San Antonios northern limits at FM 1604 with the second phase which will take it to FM Highway department plans include continuing with the widening through City Manager Joe Michie said the Texas 46 project provides better commercial access By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Business is if not yet for service stations on Texas 46 south of the according to two station managers in the Since the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation completed a sixmonth project to widen the access to the stations has improved they The manager of the Sigmor Shamrock station on Texas 46 said his business hasmultiplied since the road project finished about two weeks During the height of con access to his station was The business is still recovering from that but the manager said business has multiplied several times since construction While business is the manager said the project caused pro blems for the station because access is The thing we lost was They cut off our the manager pointing to a new con crete curb in front of the A few months the drives into the station had been wider and there was no division between the drive and a street beside the Curbs decreased the size of the he and divided the drive from the adjoining A dip in the drives has also caused problems for the according to the who chose to remain un And weve lost a lot of recrea tional vehicle and truck diesel business because of the steep We thought they were going to put in a We didnt know they were just going to dig some ditches and leave the manager adding that large trucks and recreational vehicles scrape bottom when enter ing the Bobbie highway depart ment resident said he made the decision to install the curbs and leave ditches instead of install ing He said the state re quires either a curb or an 8to 10foot wide Buying right of way for a shoulder and constructing a culvert would have been much more expensive and he Never once have I completed a project where everyone has been Since the taxpayers pay my I hear their Thats just part of my But I think weve accomplished what weve needed to establish reasonable access to Hasert He added that the Texas 46 project has improved conditions on the road by adding a leftturn lane in the eleven part owner of the Tiger Tote on Texas said he is satisfied with the construction pro All and I think it has im proved the highway and Im happy with Business was down about six months during constructionSome of that is because the tourist season was but business was off more than last he manager of Rons Li quor said the highway looks nice ajjd she has heard several com ments ahowt She has some com plaints about the namely that the curbs are a waste ol Im just wondering how much money the state spent on the Now were going to have to pay for she adding that the curbs will be expensive to maintain because of the grass behind Lenz added that business has im proved some since the project was my regulars are going to come anyway and the tourists will she Hasert said the contracted cost of the widening project was There were some changes in the pro ject which probably will increase the final The engineer said the only work left on the project is to install raised payment markings and paint arrows in the turning Because the payment needs to the mark ings will not be applied until mid he We made it about a month earlier ithan estimated and thats Thats a he Schools attempting calendar agreement New Braunfels and Comal school districts want to make things a little easier for their teachers and so theyre working toward creating identical school Although those calendars may not be the same next CISD Superintendent Bill Brown is confident they will be after Brown and NBISD Superinten dent Charles Bradberry waiu to resolve differences in the cajlea dars and said that next year the calendars will be develoaed ac cording to the wishes of fee ma jority of Chances next year we will just let teachers from hPtb scfaofij districts vote on the the majority Bjpewn said this The CISD superintendent staff have compiled a list of m which the neighboring spfesel districts have f he IjsJt includes coordinating the ROTC program at New Braunfels High That program includes students from both school The school districts also are cooperating to hold a summer school program which will serve students from both Some people may think these programs arent very impor but we Theyre dealing with Brown The local high schools are work ing together for Project Gradua an effort aimed at throwing chemicalfree senior The school districts also have worked together on several community projects including the Senior Prom for senior a womens forum and conwnwnity edjyicatiQn The districts are joJWng forces to stage a Baejk Festjyal late this sum   

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