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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels 104 A Hi pi Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 4Mr Thursday April 1991 25 Cents 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 One 12 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zcilung wishes happy birthday today to Warren Sandy Raul Timmy Kim Rober Wag ner and Mandy Belated best wishes to David Oonzales and Esther Marie Belated happy anniversary today to David and Janie Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Brown Bag Concerts The second in a scries of Brown Bag Concerts is set from noon to Friday at Main Sponsored by the Downtown Pro ject will be a performance by Pear ly Sowcll of Oma the Similar concerts arc planned each Friday this Book signing Author Minctta Altgclt Goyne will autograph her new A Life Among the Flora Ferdinand Lindheimers Letters to George at a party from 2 to 4 Sunday at the historic Lind hcimcr Home at 491 Comal Refreshments will be provided by New Braunfels Historic Museums Association and Friends of the Dit tlinger Memorial RSVP date Attention all McKcnna Memor ial Hospital volunteers the correct RSVP date forthc annual Volun teers Luncheon is April Joan director of volunteers at noted that invitations car ried a Candidate forum A Meet the Candidate Night scheduled for 7 today at Bracken Station in Garden Ridge will include Garden Ridge City Council candidates and Com al Independent School District The event is non partisan but is sponsored by the Garden Ridge Area Republican Womens For more informa call Calva Rich at School yard sale The GoodwinFrazier FFO is planning a yard sale at 10 Saturday at the Frazier School parking 1441 Highway 81 Proceeds of the sale will go to both Refreshments and a bake sale also will be Parade display The Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet at Saturday at Church in the Valley at Canyon Amonctte Malms lead will present a program on the history of the childrens Kinder maskenball parade and will show old For more informa tion call Pizza buffet Gattis Pizza has pledged a portion of the from its from 5 to 8 to the Project Graduation Fund Drive at New Braunfels High Project Graduation provides a substancefree graduation night party at each of Comal Countys three high with students and their parents raising funds for the Airport greeting The family of WO I Randy Smith H of New Braunfels invites See Page 2 Bills seeing action By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor Senate Bill which stirred controversy among New Braunfels residents when a grandfather amendment was passed on second reading Wednesday without that particular Were encouraged and pleased that the bill was passed on the first two readings that would eliminate any grandfather said Paul a member of Securing a Future Members of SAFE marched on the State Capitol in Austin Monday blast ing the amendment to grandfather hazardous waste permits filed before June The amendment was later removed in a substitute bill for We are also very pleased that if 1099 continues to become law that it would have an impact on Lafarge in terms of the buffer especially the fivemile buffer Penning ton SAFE organized to fight Lafarge and its subsidiary Systcch Environmental from securing permits to store and burn hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant outside of New In other action Wednesday Senate Bill 350 and Senate Bill 1393 spon sored by Judith D also dealing with hazardous waste were passed out of Were pretty pleased that those bills got said New Braunfels City Manager Paul whose staff helped Zaffirinis staff write the Airport contractor announced City Manager Paul Grohman has announced that Freese and an engineering firm from Fort will be project manager for expected improvements at New Braunfels Municipal The selection of mis nego tiated through the Texas Department of Aviation was based on a standard state selection reviewing more than 26 competing engineering evaluations by members of the city Airport Advisory Board and TCA were Project manager of Freese and Jerry Fleming We are very excited to participate in the improvements proposed for the New Braunfels Municipal We beliove that a modern airport is an integral part of a citys transportation system and these improvements will help maintain a firstclass facility for the city of New Tony public work division and Dwain project engineer for Freese and attended a site coordination scoping meeting Wednesday with New Braun fels city city engineer and See Page 2 Tombstone traffic Rudy Villariueva steers a riding lawn mower past tombstones at Peter and Paul Cemetery on Peace Street in New Photo by Erik Karlsson Action on athletic director delayed ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor Delayed by a piece of a cleri cal error and two absent school board the search for a new athletic director at New Braunfels High School will continue for at least another Concerns about the legality of Wednesday nights New Braunfels Independent School District board meeung prevented the naming of the successor to Jim who res igned last month to Become athletic director and head football coach at Madison High School in The naming of the Unicorns new athletic director is now expected at the board meeting on April Wednesdays school board meeting was changed to a briefing session because notice was not posted at NBISDs central office for the 72 hours prior to the The meeting was posted on Fri Three people witnessed the post ing of the But the posting was not there on Monday morning and I dont know when it was not there after said NBISD Superintendent Charles To continue the meeting as planned would have violated the Open Meet ings Bradberry the board met behind closed doors in a briefing session to receive informa tion from Bradberry and John Tur principal at the high Since the board members could not ask questions of the candidates in the closed Bradberry said it would not be fair to ask the members to vote on the administrations We couldnt ask any questions and Im assuming all of them had I think the best thing to do is to bring the candidiate before the he Were simply not at the point that we can move forward and make a recommendation that all people can feel comfortable they have all ques tions I dont want to ever have a board member vote on something if they dont think they have enough Because two board members were not in attendance Wednesday Bradberry said no action would have Hollas recommended as new centers principal By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor New Braunfels Middle School Assistant Principal William Bill Hollas is being recommended to serve as principal of the OakRun Sixth Grade currently under con struction on Texas Highway That will be the official recommen dation announced New Braunfels IS0 Superintendent Charles Bradberry Hollas Ive known Bill for eight years and we know him to be an extremely fine person that has years of administrative he Bill has committed to me that hes going to take all the best of all the things that hes learned and make that sixth grade if he is so approved by the the very best sixth grade school of any The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees is expected to take formal action on the recom mendation April 23 along with possibly naming an athletic I am very excited about the opportunity to help sixth graders make the transition from elementary school to sec Hollas I will do everything I can to make it a smoodi and successful change for both students and their Hollas earned his Master of Education degree in admi nistration from Southwest Texas State He has been assistant principal at NBMS since From 197881 he was principal of Ganado High School and Junior His experience prior to that position was with Victoria He served mere as an assistant principal from 197778 and as a from He is married to Bernice Bunny a thirdgrade teacher at Seele Elementary Board member sits out questioned meeting By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor New Braunfels Independent School District Board President Bob Self says Trustee Margie Raborn did not uphold her obligations as an elected official Wednesday when she refused to sit in on a briefing session with other board There was no reason for her sitting in that audience she should have been taking careof her Raborn Self said after the closeddoor Thats Selfs opinion and I respect his Raborn If they constituents agree with Self that I didnt live up to my responsibility tonight then I think they should take action and remove me from Raborn waited in the audience with her husband and friends for more than an svhile fellosv board mem bers asked Superintendent Charles Bradberry questions about persons being considered for the districts athletic coach and principal for the new sixth grade When I walked in tonight her Rafaorns husband gave me this letter and didnt say anything other then they would be sitting in the Self The sitout occurred after Rabom questioned earlier in the week whether the agenda for the meeting was properly worded and The board had intended to meet in an executive session Wednesday night and then emerge into an open session to announce the selection of die districts new athletic coach and principal of the new sixth grade T was concerned that it wasnt Raborn didnt feel comfortable with Sea Page 2 been taken even if the meeting had occurred as Trustee Nayo Zamora was out of while Trus tee Margie Raborn the legality of the meeting chose not to attend the briefing We want all seven board members to have a say in the Brad berry The announcement of the new ath letic director was also delayed because the wording on the meeting s notice listed it as i recort rather than an action uem The little word up in the lefthand came out report and I didnt catch it and nobody dse caught Bradberry We didnt want 10 do anything thats so svere going 10 do exactly like it should be The school board members will now have a chance to interview the administrations recommended candi date next Sradberry said notice of the meet izig would be costeii with special ape that holds it to any I had hoped to come to some con clusion very much so as a of but thac is obviously not going to happen at this he if board members wish to inter I think they have every right to do so and I encourage them to ao This is ioc decision to be taken lightly by Good Dav Treasurer New tax not good idea A windy day with a chance for rain is with a high of 84 and an overnight low of 67 antici Wednesdays high in New Braunfels was the overnight low was 64 and 11 inch of rainfall was recorded in the 24hour period ending at 7 For more weath er please see Page Inside DEAR 12 TV By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor State Treasurer Kay Bailey Hutchi son says a state income tax is not a good idea for Texas as lawmakers look at taxing options to make up for a proposed budget A state income tax would hurt Texas and economic she Im just very convinced that in a down economy its not a good time to institute new taxes like a state income tax I do not think we need new taxes in Hutchison talked about taxes this morning when she was in New Braun fels at die Civic Center for an omelet rodeo sponsored by the Comal County fixtension The break fast was held in conjunction with National County Government Related 2 celebrated April I think its very important that the stale look at the increases very care fully and make some budget cuts in nonessential said the Repu blican Lawmakers were told earlier this week the state faces a budget deficit of 13 billion if all spending piograms being sought by government agencies were I have gone through the budget Hutchison I see the growth 1 think there is plenty of room to grow within the revenue that we have now and trials why Im firm ly against a state income She said an estimated bill ion of revenue is expected co be generated o come in in WW1 corn pared budget year U a lot of growing on billion believe we can make some growth decisions m wiolic education arid some of the tey I think we can cue bacic arid make errtrceac more efficient in other Areas ami out without new axes ami thats my she Hucemson said tax reform ihouui be looked ac for Texas in the future right she sajd 1 dont trunk we should put shocks into the system when the system is very And she Texas economy is very f wane to bring business into Texas I want to atorict business here 1 hmk not having a state income iax is one of ihe ways that we vAn attract fjxas is of seven states hat Joes not currently have a income rat Hmciiison aid treasurer office uriciaimed money program is off o i good start ims year with more han ohone jails uore than persons requesting claim forms from che We oave nation Uus year ri money oeiongs 10 peo 1 people 011 the origi nal he So we ore nopuig o reuiute people with ihe money Juu S nghuuiiy Thai s oue of Uuj lua joos iiuii i gel oJo ior it Stale 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