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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                NB IN MIDDLE OF PACKS AT REGIONAL GOLF page 8A New Braunfels 113 Wednesday 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 April 1991 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Robert Roy Peter Johnny Rodri Roger Amelia Carlos Mike Rumaldo Nacho Zae Johnny Rodriguez and Sebastian Belated birthday greetings to Angie Happy anniversary today to Gary and Julie Erben and Juan and Rose Bustos Best wishes to all Many bosses took time to pay tribute for National Secretarys Day today on Page Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the NBTA meeting The New Braunfels Tennis Association will meet at today at Newks Tennis All tennis players are welcome to Brown Bag Concerts The fourth in a series of Brown Bag Concerts is set from noon to Friday at Main Sponsored by the Downtown Pro ject will be a performance by David On May the final concert will be presened by Paul McLauglin of the Grapes of Street closings Closed from 8 to noon today for street repairs is Live Oak Avenue from San Antonio Street to Highway Closed from noon to will be Jackson Street from Live Oak to Mesquite avenues and Hackberry Avenue from Stonewall Street to DoflaV bag sale The New Braunfels Community Service Center will hold a Dollar Bag Sale from 9 to 4 Participants are asked to bring their own grocery store Arbor Day In celebration of Arbor a tree planting ceremony is slated for 3 Friday at Landa A tree giveway also is scheduled approx imately 125 bald cypress seedlings will be The public is invited to Tickets for sale Tickets for Folkfest 91 are on sale for for Children under 18 enter Tickets will get you admission on the grounds of Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Fur niture May Pick tickets up at New Braunfels Chamber of and Sophicnburg Canoe safety The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will conduct an American Red Cross Fundamentals of Canoeing Certifi cation Course this May 4 and May 11 from 9 to 4 Fee is per Participants must be 11 years old or older and must attend all 18 hours of class time to qualify for Prercgistration is required and will continue until April For more information call Support group The New Braunfels Multiple Sea 2A Good Day A chance for afternoon and evening thundershowers is forecast for the next several with highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 60s The high in New Braunfels Tuesday was 79 and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page Inslda DEAR TV Auto accident Emergency medical technicians transport a victim of an automobile accident to McKenna Memorial Hospital Tuesday The accident occurred on the Interstate 35 access road in front of the Holiday Photo by Erik Karlsspn Form focuses on budgetary issues By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor In a nonpartisan forum sponsored by Comal County four of the five candidates seeking two spots on the New Braunfels City Council answered a variety of The held in the Civic Center lobby Tuesday opened with District 3 hopefuls Rudy Seidel and Joe Kuehler and District 4 candidates Eddie Temple and Susan Curtis answering questions posed in advance by the events They later took questions from the audience of about 30 gathered for the A third candidate for District Paul declined an invitation to Serving as master of ceremonies was Wallace Henkelman and speakers drew numbers to establish the order in which they would The opening question cited understaffing of some fire stations while asking the candidates if they would enhance city Seidel detailed a local financial institution forced by the banking cri sis to cut its staff from 56 to Theyre giving the same theyre giving it in the same time frame with 18 less That tells you there was fat or he He said he feels efforts to boost the citys budget must first begin with making sure city employees give a full days work for full days pay or double up on some Kuehler said that until the areas economy every City Council candidates Susan and Eddie Temple watch as Rudy Seidel answers a Master of ceremonies Wallace Henk elmen looks A fourth Joe is hidden by the Photo by Karla Wenzel bodys going to have to work together and tough it He sees another key as attracting business that would help diversify the economy and make us not so dependent on the tourist Tourism is too much like farming no one can predict the Temple used his incumbency to address the saying One thing I would say is that we have kept taxes and other rates as low as we could and that city services have become more He said he opposes the idea of enhancing revenue because that sounds too much like a new We should focus instead on enhancing the efficiency of the services the city Curtis agreed theres no quick She What we need are innovative ways to enhance the tax In addition to dependence on sales tax she encouraged cooperation with such organizations as the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce to attract clean indus tries to the She also praised the citys recouping of funds from con cessions in Landa Park and praised plans to add a glassbottom boat on Landa Lake to educate the public about our springs while deriving On the subject of attracting busi ness and industry to New Braunfels Seidel cited his experiencing leas ing business properties to say local firms must go with the flow and offer properties at prices businesses can Kuehler encouraged putting egos out of the way and everybody pull ing together the the the industrial the private We need to actively talk encourage the location of new business in New Temple said businesses seeking to relocate want low good a good a good infra That has been made clear by many industrial He cited efforts to improve downtown New Braunfels and praised reinvestment of more than million in that Curtis said the the the image in your mind of New Braunfels is the Main Plaza We have eight new building a new three new retail stores and 24 jobs created in that area and encouraged the application of similar development principals to stimulate growth of the tax On the subject of maintaining the flow of Comal even if that means limiting use of water pumped from the Edwards Aquifer by New Braunfels Sea Vote on coach debated Two trustees seek to rescind votes made in open By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A week after New Braunfels Inde pendent School District trustees selected a football coach and athletic two board members are ask ing to have their votes Were looking in to rescinding our vote in open session so that we will feel better about said Trustee Robert I would like to have my vote and then if I have the opportunity to vote again I would like to have that said Trustee Jean Clarke and Ward presented a letter to Board President Bob Self and Superintendent Charles Bradberry Tuesday asking for a full review of policies and procedures for rescinding their votes until a review of all poli cies involved in the selection of school personnel could be On April 18 the board of trustees in a 61 vote hired New Braunfels High School Assistant Coach Lew Sim monds to be head football coach and athletic A search committee and NBHS Principal John Turman had recommended that former Uni versity of North Texas Coach Corky Nelson be selected for the Trustee Nayo Zamfdra the one member to cast a vote against hiring said he wanted to follow the committees And Ward and Clarke said they wished they would have fol lowed the committees We didnt follow our principals I think this is a let down to John who has been here for many years and we should have honored his Clarke said Tuesday at the regularly scheduled school board We are looking into rescinding our open forum Nayo was the only one who had the guts to sit there and I felt dirty after that meet I dont think all the board mem bers voted their Zamora said after the meeting he was glad Clarke and Ward made the Im glad they really would like the community to know what really is going on as far as the Still the majority rules and we will have to go along with he I know we wanted to come up with a unanimous vote and I could never go along with something that is not my Board President Bob Self said its time to move on from the decision I kind of feel like this is an issue thats been resolved and we should put it behind us I understand and I Sea Pago 2A NBU board grants raise for its general manager By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Bob Sohn was granted approximately an annual raise Tuesday after the board of trustees gave him high especially for his work on the LCRA rate Our general manager took us through a very difficult and arduous said Trustee Skip Stratemann of the rate The Texas Public Utility Commis sion last week approved a negotiated settlement of the Lower Colorado River Authority rate case which led to A base increase of about million compared 10 the original million requested and freezes LCRA rates through Trustee Robert who made the motion to grant the said Sohn went above and beyond while pro viding leadership to a coalition of four wholesale customers of the Sohn served as spokesman for the New Braunfels Group during the comprised of the Guadalupe Valley Electric DeWitt County Electric San Bernard Electric Cooperative and New Braunfels Weve accomplished a Sohn It was time we got something back for our dollars Stratenuuut The raise granted Tuesday brings Sohns salary up to a Also members of the board of trustees recognized Mayor Arao who attended his last meeting as a board member Becker is not running for reelection iii the May 4 The mayor of the city of New Braunfels sits ou the NBU Board of KLRN sets New Braunfels Night Terri coordinator of the KLRN addresses a local Rotary Photo by Stephanie Ferguson By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Citizens in New Braunfels donated more than worth of merchan dise this year for die KLRN public television indicating a record according to un auction I applaud you for said Terri who is coordinating KLRNs Silver Jubilee Auction slated for May Your support has been very important to Srnyth discussed the upcoming auction and New Braunfels Night at the May with members of the New Braunfels Evening Roiary Club at Omas Haus KLRNChaimel serving a multiplecounty viewing raises 10 per cent of its annual revenue through the auction each This year marks the 25 th year of the Smyth said with the items worth about the tele vision station will make about And people will be able to bid on such items as a collapsible deei a registered bird dog with training an emerald and diamond airp lane and a list of other specialty New Braunfels Nighi is sponsored by New Braunfels KGNBKNBT Radio and Citizens Its a time when you can do something good for the she said about local residents getting behind New Braunfels For more information 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