Friday, May 15, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 9 9 A i 0 m PO 8U43 Rockets burn out Page 8A City cleanup map in Sundays HZ New Braunfels New Texas Two 18 Pages Zeittmo 95 4r Friday May 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch Traffic mishap Quality BlindMade LIONS QUO ANNUAL Dlind Mdde Water resource development is a NBU priority Rain or go by the New Braunfels Lions CLubs Broom and Mop Sale at the Courtyard shopping center Historian Agnes Grimm has writ ten a book entitled LLanos MestenasMtislang a corn pendium of interesting historical facts and One exerpt from the book states that an enroute to the Rio Grande the afternoon of March the second day out from Corpus an entire regirruril of the United States Anny was demoralized by a lone Texas Longhorn bull for about a half an It seems the corporal on the right flank of the column suddenly found himself face to face with the Well offer tiodbits like these every so often in this column but if you want the rest of the as Paul Harvey rend Agnes The Texas Democratic Party is mailing out instructions on how to become a delegate to the 1988 Na tional To become a you must vote in the 19K8 Democratic file a state ment of candidacy with the state chair no later than May Forms are available from the State Democratic Executive 815 Texas or call 512 you have to be elected by the state convention being held in Houston June A little fleshpressing and campaigning among delegates to the state convention never Texas will hold a presidential primary in which it hasnt in past Descendants of Joseph Columbus Jeffers and Susan Ann Casey Jef fers will hold their annual reunion at Canyon Lake Forest Civic Center June The event has grown considerably in the last several and today includes decendants of Joel Charlotte Liivisij Ivy Hester Joseph Jeffers and his If you know of anyone the fami tell And if you want more call Margie Nelson Wall at 512 TheMeny CLASSIFIER By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels is leading the way in the development of surface water resources as an alternative to the limited Edwards Aquifer New Braunfels Utilities directors said The directors took three historic steps toward creating an alternative water source for the city in the event over use reduces the aquifer level or the aquifer becomes In unanimous the board ap proved developing a design for a sur face water treatment plant which would provide up to six million gallons of water per The board also authorized efforts to obtain Guadalupe River water rights and purchase water from Ca nyon I believe this meeting tonight is one of the more important ones the board svill have in the near said Gene president of the NBU He added that Thurs This mishap in front of Canyon High School oc curred during ihis mornings rain Ralph Villareal of New attemp ted to turn left onto trie 135 frontage road in his 1985 Chevette was struck by a 1980 Chevrolet pickup driven by Nathan also of New Villarea whose car vir tually destroyed was cited by police failure to yield He was treated at the scene by New Braunfels EMS for minor contusions to the Villareal had reportedly dropped his sister otf at the pulled up to the slop sign stopped and then moved into the trucks path to Photo by Deryl Clark ojo you think about allowing PJew Braunfels taverns and other drinking establishments to stay open later There are some in herent and yet some very rtiJ Let us know how you Chinees are good that we will pe some more rain before the weekend but who is complaining A 40 per cent chance of showers Might with highs tolay and tomorrow expected in the mid upper Humidity will jnajse jJt seem much jLpws tonight jn the upper 60s with mostly cloudy skies and ajid variable southerly Storyteller turns tales into fuel for kids imaginations QFJ419MS By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Imagine a group of kindergarten children sitting legs crossed on the eyes glued to the vibrant woman weaving tales of faraway lands and talking Carol a professional captured the attention of children at Lamar School Thursday with her Hurst was in New Braunfels this week to visit local schools and give students a view ol an ancient craft experiencing a who lives in West learned her trade from her father and grandparents who entertained her when she was a childl by telling story after Ive always told 1 thought that was what you did with Hurst A former teacher and the woman is becoming well known for her her story telling goes beyond her children and her She travels the country telling childrens stories and spreading the word that imagination is not I really want to get the children to use their im adding that too many parents rely on television to entertain their children and the never a chance to visualize images in rainds Most households now let television be the story teller They complain that its bad and then they dont talk to each other and they watch it Teachers and children constantly tell children that it is important to Hurst most children never see their parents We can tell children that reading is great and its they need to see people reading and they need to have people read to Besides giving children a chance to exercise their story telling can teach children about their families and their Reminiscing around children is Hurst When kids are allowed to listen while people they see their parents as something other than They can see them as And thats she New Braunfels parents were caught in the web of Hurst stories when she met with parent groups this The story teller explained that children of all ages enjoy a good even middle and high school students who sometimes think theyre too sophisticated tor such Older students get caught up in a different type of she 1 try to tell stories thai either hit them when they dont expect to be hit or touch them when they thought they were too cool to be touch she Proving to San Antonio that were able to proceed with something like 1 will be a wedge we can use to encourage San Antonio to develop surface JackOhlrich Comal County representative Edwards Underground Water District days action marks the beginning of a change from reliance on local river a reliance that has existed as long as people have lived in this NBU General Manager Bob Sohn explained that the which will cost an estimated million and treat up to six million gallons of water per will serve as an emergency source of It will be See Page 2A School officials vary on impact of court ruling By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Both Guadalupe County school districtsare calling a recent court ruling on school funding a step in the wrong direction for taxpayers and say that the decision is not designed to benefit the socalled The two local Guadalupe County along with the SchertzCiboloUniversal City and Judson all fall below the state average regarding district but the ruling handed down from State District Judge Harley Clark last week in Austin could just as easily have adverse effects as a positive impact on these Although the state is expected to appeal the possible solutions are already being Among the solutions are a movement toward consolidating propertypoor districts with wealthier neighboring a plan to redraw district and the formation of regional taxing as well as an option to change the state constitu tion to allow the state to collect and distribute all school Although none of the area districts superintendents were surprised by the court they said they all see potential problems in attaining equi ty among Texas school Agreeing with the concept of equity for all Texas public school Guadalupe County Or Byron superintendent of SClf said the ruling was probably past due in considering other stale courts have already ad dressed the problem Kducatum can not be a function ol every child must have the same educa tional opportunities Making the total wealth o the state available in equal portions to all students would be he but it could be done The stale needs lo work about a better was to distribute the money It Ina iairi com plex but it could Steele said Marion ISD Superintendent ired Farquhar expressed concern about the ruling and its impact on small districts 1 think that strict state aid per pupil would be the most equitable way ol dividing state fun There are so many diiierences in local he said The Marion School District rank ed as a propertypoor district has the highest tax rate in Guadalupe County at Si 12 per sum u property valuation See Page 3A Disaster drill whirls leaders through paces Hurricane Polly struck the Texas Coast Wednesday forcing almost evacuees into New The storm spawned a tornado touched down Thursday at the New Braunfels Middle in juring Elsewhere in the pi two persons are dead following the devastation caused by high This is a The imaginary hurricane and fic titious tornado put local governmen tal and emergency control leaders through the paces of a real emergen Gathered around a desk in the New Braurtfels Police officials made the samje spJit seeond decisions they would we ed to make if actual disaster to Herb Comal Coujgjty Civil Defense drill went well iftcaJ leaders tapjk tfcg practice Reports tornado sightings during tfce Wiedoes day portion of the drill tired the inten sity of the coordinators It really added to the spice ol We had reports of sightings in Castroville and Boerne and that real ly added to the Just what we were drilling for was happen Syr ing The drill scenario included Hur ricane Polly striking the coast and forcing SOU people into emergency shelters in New Once the evacuees were in an imaginary tornado touched down at New Braunfels Middle causing serious injuries and officials and from the New Brawnfels Department and Fire Braunfels the cto public works Red Entex Natural and BrauMels along city Joe