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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas r 1 1 ft Guadalupe River gets new resident a jell New Braunfels 233 707 Landa St New Texas 78130 fUSPS Zeituno S 5126259U4 Tuesday December 1987 25 Cents One 14 Pages All is ready Singers will be tuning up tonight from 7 to 9 p m in the last rehear sal or the Advent Vespers Massed Choir Concert at First Haptist Santa Clam and Cross streets All singers in the New Braunfels area are invited to par tieipatc in preparing for the concert which will be Dec f at 4 p m The massed choir is directed by Melitta Krueh and is sponsored by New Hraunfels Music Study Club This is the 28th year for the hohdas per forniance Humane Soviets of New Hraunfels looking or il ions to its third annual Christmas dnse Its not just any food drive however The society is looking or donations of dry food or the ivuou kit dogs and cats it shelters each year Donations of dr pet food help the soctetv to defray the costs of running the shelter For more in call Debbie Holt at Dont forget Santa will arrive tn New Braunfels tiwias at 6 p m during festivities on Mam Plaza After or Protem Kamon Chapa turns on the lights youngsters nrn txint Star Klementary will lead the crowd through Christmas caruis The Canyon Middle school mar chmg band will then lead into the plaza where children will base the opportumU to sit tn us lap and glse him their wish lists Baked gixxiies and hot circulate will be for sale during the to raise funds to upgrade and replace the Christmas lighting arvi decorations on Main Ftr more information on the fund or to make contributions call Brandt at 174 Texas Department of Human Ser vices is rtvruiting foster families in Coinal Counts to meet exptvted creases in the numtwr of atuisid and mglected children nettling porars homes in Foster parents provide s homes for children unable to isc with their biological families because of abuse or negUvl 1 he children remain in foster their families can pros ide a safe and stable home or until otur JH manent placement is arranged Foster parents mas IKsingle married at least two sears working couples retirees or militars and do not have to own a home The rhiU medical iweds are covered hv the state and financial assistance is provided to help with other taMc needs Comprehensise pre service ing is required lor persons wanting lo become luster parents Call tin Texas Departmriit of Human scr vices at or for in formation 24 shopping days to Christmas Utilities customers to get credit for LCRA fuel rebate I Sunny days and mild after noons are on lap for the next few days with a little fog in the morning as the low hits about 45 Wednesday will be a bit warmer than usual with partly cloudy skies and a high of about 75 Knjoy the warmth because another cold front will hit town Thursday with daytime highs in the Ma The Menu CBOSSWORD 3 HeiOSCOPE 9 12 2 By SAKAH DUKE Staff Writer Now Braunfels Utilities ratepayers can expect a little something in then Christmas stockings if a fuel rebate is processed as expected NBU is expecting about ito from the Lower Colorado Kiver Authority as the utilities share of a refund made possible because fuel costs were lower than LCRA an ticipated for last spring and summer B o b S o h n e n r a 1 manager said Mondas he expects the check from the river authority any day now Once in hand the funds will be disbursed as soon as possible to NBU customers who paid thehigher fuel rates The NBU Board of Trustees Monday approved return ing the rebate to the customers Jeff Thompson NBls ad mmistrative services estimated that rebates will total about S14 per residential customer He added that his estimate was just in the ballpark and the actual customers rebates svil sary The LCRA rebate will be issued to cur rent customers in the form of a credit on their bill Customers siho have moved out of the NBU service area w ill be mailed their rebate We plan to do it as we did the first two LCRA rebates It will be based on kilowatt hours used during that period So its not arbitrary at Thompson The rebate is for fuel costs charged from February to September The more kilowatt hours you us ed the morp your rebate will he said adding that large companies will receive a relatively large rebate Steve director of rates with said the fuel rebate was made possible because of the tremendous amount of rainfall in the spring He said the river See Page 11 percent growth NBISD superintendent explains need for bond package The lights are the rhtinc T a fr n to Dfii strung and everything is ready in anticipation of anr b Santa Oaus on Wain Piaza Ramon Chapa the g the lights ana jecotations o School sing ana a procession c te iea c Pnotc fcy Dery By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels already s fuel ing the effects of the Wai Mart distribution center construction as contractors employ OPS their children into local schools Charles Bradburv NBISD told New Braunfels Utilities trustees Monday that enroll ment in the district is growma at an alarming U percent rate Vsere getting youngsters moving in daily the Cjntraciurs rn the Wai Mart project he said durng a presentation proposed S3 bS million bond issue which will face voter approval Dec Next sear we re going to have about iiHj students in the first erade Weve never seen numbers like that before m this district Bradbury said The superintendent and other school district personnel have been presenting information about the proposed bond issue to numerous community groups and organiza tions Bond funds if will finance construction of a new elementary expansion at New Braunfels High School and Seele Klementary improvements at Lone Star Primary school and land acquisition Nothing were going to do Dec 12 will make a difference for next September Were not going to have those classrooms ready by next the superintendent told the NBU He said one of the primary reasons expansion is needed at the high school is because current facilities are inadequate to handle the student body which exceeds projected enroll ment by more than 200 Were teaching science labs at the high school in homemaking rooms on tables and thats just not the way for a quality high school to do Brad The bond if approved in its will add about 5 cents lo the tax the superintendent The controversial House Bill 72 education reform package is one of the primary reasons for the proposed See Page 2 Candidate filings to start this week B D A V I D M A Y Stall Wi iUr H tx iup for tSection 111 hopefuls Will lugin liiiiig their parts 1 hut i ex A terms Ditnt Attorney i Collector i omits i in Precincts 1 ariii aii ou i i tidies t mngs nin Irons 1 ei hrough i and win itad in eUv lions H known super Kunolf elections if s Aili uApril elei lions Will Ixin Nos elhtHM i will mvd to present fil ing forms and hts or petitions con tlu prescribed nurnter oi signatures ol registfied voters to the parts chairmen of Comal Counts gil Raskins is the Comal Counts I raiic Parts iiian and Uobble Hoi ctlil s IN the l oinai Republican Parts chairman Boivhrl x an cXecutlSe com initteimeeting of the local Republican contmgencv is scheduled for 8 p m Dec 7 the home of Ins Schumann ioT Fredricksburg Road A social will be from 78 and mas die then because a notary will Uprevent Two offices shenf and county attornes are up for grabs Sheriff Walter Fellers will retire at the end of next sear and County Attornes Bill Hcinier has announced he will not Mek re election to that office Two sheriff Jack Bremer and Mullins both Republican base annonced their in tentions to seek office lncumtxn District Attornes Bill sehroeder has also announced his in tentions to seek reelection Pnmars ekvtions will Uearlier in Texas than in past years Borchers said the reason for the shift was so Texas could base more impact na tionalls in the presidential nomina tion It was brought to fnation by political movers and shakers in both parties because in the past Texas has not ixvn able to influence the rest of the nation she said Kosko reelected to head board of directors Ed Mullins is one of the can didates who has announced tor election as shenff Gene former super visor of an electrical generating plant and New Braunfels native was reelected as the president of the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees Ive been on the board two years now and president for one year Its been a nice experience for me We have a lot of things sve want to ac complish next year Mornhinweg said One of the nice things about being on the board is having the sup port of the staff During Mornhinwegs first term as the NBU board saw the groundbreaking for the Canyon Lake hydroelectric project which will generate about 25 million kiilovvatt hours annually or about 5 percent of New Braunfels electrical needs Also under Mornhinweg s the board initiated a surface water development project to reduce the ci tys dependency on the s Aquifer During Mornhinwegs first term as the NBU board saw the groundbreak ing for the Canyon Lake hydroelectric project which will generate about 25 million killowatt Al Kosko was reelected vice presi dent of the board during Mondays meeting He said he enjoys serving on the especially when 1 look at the boards of other think our city and our board must be doing something right Mayor George Jesse Gomez and Robert Orr also serve on the Board except the are appointed for five year terms by the New Braunfels Ci ty Council The mayor of New who changes is a permanent member ol the board Two children injured in gas tank explosion sANANTdNIn Two young children apparentls playing with matches were engulfed in flames when a car s gasoline tank exploded and shot fire across a Bexar County street authorities sas Flaina and Kduardo 4 were in critical condition late Mondas at Brooke Arms Medical Center with second and third degrees burns following the lJ p in accident outside their officials said The girl suffered burns on 15 per cent of her body mainly her back and face while the blaze left bums on 80 percent of the boys sparing only his lower County Fire Marshal Carl Mixon said The children ol Jesus and Lydia Perez possibly mas have suffered fatal injuries had three neighbors not acted at the sound of the Mixonsaid If they had not received first aid from the the fire could base been so extensive they children1 could have lost their Mixon said of Kobert Durward Nabors and Bernard G Owens 1 think in this the neighbors saved the day Mixon said the youngsters were playing outside their fathers 1975 station which had not been working for when the gas tank exploded At least four spent matches were found by the cars gasoline tank and a box of matches in the boys he said The vapors caught on fire and ex Mixon said of the blaze in the Rainbow Hills area Theyre was very little gas in there Had that gas tank been full of gasoline chances were there would not have been an explosion donations to provide families with holiday feast Contributions are coming in for the annual Cheer but more a re needed The HeraldZeitung w ith the Na tional Guard and Community Ser vice Center sponsor the Cheer Fund drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families in the New Braunfels The goal in 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners for 200 families in the area svho might not other wise be able to enjoy a holiday feast So that means that more than must be collected before Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the new spaper office The HeraldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each day Conlribu lions are taxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Texas For more informa tion or to arrange for pickup of call Carol A very at 625 The total now stands at with contributions Friday and Monday from Neil and Cara two bags of Mr and Mrs E F Cor Mr and Edgar The Fourth Dimen Homer and a bag of Mary and Chris four bags of groceries Mr and Mrs Frank Victor and Katherine Brian and Judy Enid Wetson and Grace the Saxton a bag of groceries and anonymous donations of and
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