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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas RANGERS HOLD ON TO NIP STAY IN 1ST Page 8A New Braunfels 99 Wednesday April 1991 25 Cents 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels IleraldZeitung wishes happy birthday today to Melodic Richard Richard Amber JasonRac Jerry Cassandra Sparkman and Karin Belated best wishes to Tencha Louis Roger Scow and Leah Happy anniversary to Pat and Bill Know of a birthday or anniversary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Street closings Closed today for street construction are Unicom Avenue from Highway 81 to Towerline from Unicorn Avenue to Magazine Avenue and Terrace from Unicom to Magazine To be closed from 7 to 6 Thursday for street construction are Unicorn Avenue from Terrace to the 135 frontage Merriweather from Mistletoe to Fern avenues and Perryman from Mistletoe to Neighborhood Watch Persons living in Zone 10 of the Safe City Commissions Neighborhood Watch program are invited to a meeting at today at Pavilion 16 the new one at Landa This is an organizational meeting for residents of the area from Walnut to California and Panther Canyon to the Call Jim Mooney at 6295871 for more Power outages New Braunfels Utilities will be cutting power to some homes in the Rolling Valley subdivision Thursday morning to install new The outage is scheduled from to said Bob DiFonzo of and customers should remember to keep refrigerators and freezers closed to preserve Affected will be homes on Rolling Kraft Lane and Devin RV resort opening An open house and ribbon cutting for new additions to the Hill Country RVResort is scheduled from 5 to 6 The facility at 131 Ruckle Road has added an enclosed heated pool and hot Festivities will include drink and prize Arthritis Information A San Antonio rheumatologist will discuss how to overcome the crippling disease at a special Arthritis Awareness Seminar from to 11 Saturday at McKenna Memorial Hospitals Garza Street The event is cosponsored by the Arthritis Foundations South Central Texas Chapter and Rober Persellin is guest Blood pressure test Offering free blood pressure screening from 11 to 4 Thursday is the Medicine See Page 2A NBISD begins its budget study Good Day A cloudy morning should be followed by a sunny afternoon with southwest winds gusting to 20 mph and a high of 81 Tonights low should be about Tuesdays high in New Braunfels was 73 and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page Inside DEAR PRIME TV Toya Lindsey addresses New Braunfels Indepedent School District trustees during Tuesday evenings Photo by Stephanie By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Trimming the fat from the New Braunfels Independent School District budget was the charge given to school board members Tuesday night by a handful of citizens attending a budget study I think we need to look at every every line and just go to bed at night knowing that every dollar were getting the most out said local taxpayer Gil along with approximately 30 other teachers and school attended the session at the Education Center conducted by the NBISD Board of Superintendent Charles Bradberry and Assistant Superintendent of Finance Lonnie Curtis presented figures on how NBISD compares financially to other districts and made predictions on the 1991 92 I dont think theres a lot of said Trustee Margie Raborn after the But I think there is things that can be I understand that Alamo Heights ISD is looking at cutting a hundred some I hope we dont have to cut 100 or some positions but if we have to cut some positions I dont know what we will Board President Bob Self said the school board doesnt take the budget process It affects our pocketbooks as well as it affects you peoples pocketbook in the form of he New Braunfels resident Toya Lindsey said the district should not be See Page 2A ByJOEBELK Staff Writer A drugtesting policy for Comal County employees is likely to be adopted in the near with county commissioners discussing various options at a Tuesday workshop After viewing two videotapes about companies with successful drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation County Judge Carter Casteel said she believed the county would have to implement an employee assistance program in addition to the actual We have to have somewhere to refer she I think its absolutely Casteel said the county would have to contract an outside company to provide the testing and the necessary and she said the next step for the commissioners would be to hear from various local companies who offer those From watching the the judge said she felt it was important for the individual employer to set up a program catering to specific Mac the countys road brought the issue to the commissioners I would like the county tOhave a whatever it he Becauseof the heavy equipment used by the road Casteel said she understood McCoys position in wanting to start a drugtesting She said the magnitude or lack thereof of the problem among county employees was I have no she Ive not had any reports of problems since Ive been county We have good But I think we would be naive to say no one in county government has a drug or alcohol Casteel said she didnt believe the county would do random testing per but would test all prospective Current county workers would likely be tested only if there were a perceived reason to do It will be at least two weeks before the county commissioners hear from representatives of health care at which time the commissioners hope to get a better idea of how the relationship between the county and the facility will In the Casteel and the commissioners will study the policy of the city of New Braunfels and one recently adopted by New Braunfels Casteel said she hopes to see the county put in place a fair policy that will provide assistance for those who need Our whole rationale is for the wellbeing of our she Merchants briefed on folk festivals By DAVID SULLENS Editor Publisher The upcoming Kindermaskenball Parade was the focus of the monthly breakfast meeting of the New Braunfels Downtown Association Association members heard Charlene Fisher outline the history of as well as plans for the which is set for the first weekend in Association members were urged to participate in an effort to place a business crest in front of downtown businesses to lend a more festive air to the parade and to the Conservation Society also set for that The crests will bear colorful streamers and each will have an outline style logo depicting the individual Coordinating the crest project is Kay Lambert of The Furniture Consignment Also presented at the which was held at the Plaza were reports on a variety of other activities in which the association is Main Street Coordinator April Goldsmith told the group that a Kay of the Downtown and Charlene Fischer of the Kindermaskeball Parade committee examine business crests for display Photo by Erik Karlsson resource team from the states Main Street Program will be in New Braunfels next Theyll just kind of fan out and will be talking with many of Goldsmith She said the team will conclude their visit by making recommendations in a variety of and that a town meeting will be held at 2 April 11 by resource team That she is open to the entire Kyra Brandt reported that apartments above Goepf Jewelers are nearing completion and that an open house will be held once they are That open house will be announced in the she Also noted was the move to a new location by Making that report was Connie Texas Commerce Bank President Bob Smith said downtown merchants the community as a should be excited about the prospect of New Braunfels becoming the home of the worlds largest collection of twodimensional art by Sister Downtown Association President Bob Schima reminded the group of the upcoming Chamber mixer set for April 18 in the lobby of Texas Commerce The mixer will be cosponsored by the the Plaza the Downtown Association and the he Groundskeeper pulls fishermen from lake ByJOEBELK Staff Wrlttr A Canyon Lake recreation area grounds supervisor rescued four fishermen Sunday apparently getting to the victims just in according to David the grounds supervisor of the Randolph Outdoor Recreation Facility at Canyon said he was awakened by a Robert at approximately He said Sandoval reported he had heard distant cries for help from Canyon After calling an they got into a boat and searched the finding the four men about threequarters of a mile from Long said the militaryaffiliated fishermen had gone to check their fishing lines in Turkey and had trouble with their boat when it would only go into They decided to back across the but the boat then started to he After the fishermen shed their clothes to help stay the body temperatures of all of the men fell dangerously After Long and Sandoval pulled them out of the water and returned the men to Long said they were treated for about an hour by an Emergency Medical Service crew before being The EMS people said if we hadnt gotten to them when we we probably would have lost all four of Long They were just real Welsch chosen as Grosse Opa Native New Braunfelser Fritz Welsch has unanimously been selected as Grosse Opa for 1991 by the Wurstfest board of The Wurstfest Association annually selects one of its members to serve as Grosse Opa during the The honorary title meaning Big Granddaddy Welsch in German is bestowed upon the members who has displayed and willingness to He became a member of the Wurstfest Association in 1978 and has served as chairman of numerous festival operating Welsch graduated from New Braunfels High School in Following graduation from Texas Welsch spent the next 22 years in the He returned to New Braunfels in 1976 after retiring from the Army and currently is a broker at Town and Country His Cora Jane Becker also is a New Braunfels native and currently serves as director of the Museum of Texas Handmade Dates for this years Wurstfest are
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