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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 138 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Christopher Collln Roque May 1991 25 Cents One 12 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Alyssa Johnny Joe Christopher Collin Rosemary Pam Sarah and Trixie Happy anniversary today to and Isabcll Belated anniversary wishes to Felipe and Minerva Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Old Timers Rodeo Old Timers Rodeo is slated for this Saturday at 8 at the Com al County Sheriffs Posse Interstate 35 South at Solms Road Admission to the grounds is free and concessions will be open beginning at 8 with slack rop ing all day until performance German Folkdancers New Braunfels German Folk dancers will meet tonight at in the Art League Building in Walnut Meetings are scheduled for each Thursday evening in Anyone in the community wanting to participate in preserving the traditional dances of the Germanic people is invited to No pre vious dance experience is neces A German background is not For more information call Concert in the park The Concerts in the Park series will kick off tonight at the Landa Park dance slab at The rock the Stingrays are sche duled to The concert is free to the Graduation exercises Calvary Baptist Academy have changed the location of graduation exercises to the Holiday Inn in New The exercises are slated for 8 June GrueneHall Friends for Rivers will sponsor a concert at Gruene Hall Friday with Bill Oliver and Glen Waldeck per Oliver and of call themselves environ menial Stuff a bag The Community Service Center is sponsoring a Dollar Bag Sale today at ihe 202 from 9 to 4 Bring your own grocery store bag to pick up a number of donated Newcomers Club New Braunfels Newcomers Club is extending the deadline for making reservations to its planned trip to Austin June 6 to tour the Governors State Capi OHenrty LBJ Library and Wildflower Rescrach Persons can now make reserva tions until June 1 and the needed for the trip must be paid by June Call Shirley Kellcrman at Junior Auxlilans The McKenna Memorial Hospi tal Auxiliary is sponsoring a new hospital volunteer program for stu dents age The Junior Auxilians of McKMH shall have the same purpose as its parent organization service to our community An orienta tion program is scheduled for Thursday from to 9 for interested students and their The program will be at the Garza Street directly across from the main entrance at McKenna Memorial on Garza See Page 2 Good Day While a chance for sudden show ers hasnt forecasters continue to predict highs into the 90s and lows into the Wednes days high in New Braunfels was 91 and the overnight low was For weather see Page CLASSIFIED 1012 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR ABBY 5 HOROSCOPE 8 KALEIDOSCOPE 6 8CRAPBOOK 7 SPORTS 910 TV LISTINGS 8 WEATHER 2 CISD debates funding options By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY The Comal Independent School District Finance and Funding Committee Wednesday discussed ways to trim the budget and increase revenues as it discussed the Texas Legislatures new school funding CISD Finance Director Abel Cam pos presented analysis of the legisla tures latest finance plans at the com mittee meeting at Smithson Valley High Campos predicted CISD will lose up to in state revenue next year under the Plus we have the additional expense of five extra school days and all fulltime employees will now get five days of paid sick he said about changes the district will see under the new Campos said the states new finance law creates countywide edu cation taxing regions for school dis A minimum local property lax is and revenue from it is shifted among school districts within the This Countywide Education Dis trict will be a new govern ment entity separate from the school according to In Comal the CED board would be made up of two members each of the Comal and New Braunfels ISD board of The school boards also will have to find a way to finance the operation The school district will get blamed for a lot of the TED problems because the public wont understand that were completely Campos One of the problems associated with the CED is a persons tax bill will appear to go down because the CISDs portion of the school lax rate will be But the CEDs portion wont be listed on the county tax bill and will be charged taxes will go Campos The CED is mandated to start with a base tax rate of 72 cents per valuation throughout the The individual school districts will then See Page 2 Airport may land new status By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor A resolution passed by New Braun fels City Council Monday paves ihe way for the local airport possibly serving as a reliever airport for San Antonio in the City and chamber officials and members of the New Braunfels Mun icipal Airport Advisory Board say if the New Braunfels Municipal Airport receives designation as a reliever air port it will bring new life to the Nothing really changes at the air port with the said Glenn chairman of the Airport Advisory We expect more people to come over and patronize our fixedbase operators We will then have more people buying fuel at the basing their airplanes at the airport which will then generate enough income for these fixedbase operators and start showing a profit With reliever granted by the Federal Aviation the local airport would provide access to privatetype reliev ing congestion for commercial flights at San Antonio International New Braunfels City Manager Paul Orohman said with reliever federal funds could be made available for improvements at the The Airport Advisory Board recommended to City Council to pass the resolution and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce SM Pagt 2 Pie in the eye Taking aim at Canyon Middle School Principal Rusty Brockman is Marc who won the write to whack the educator with a cream pie in a reading incentive Names of students were drawn after they completed reading skill The goo was a gift from HEB Photo bv ErikKarlsson v 7 water park sharing road ByJANINEGREEN Managing The New Braunfels is build ing a new but if is only 91 feet Whats special about this said City Manager Paul isnt its magnitude but the spirit of cooperation it The road will link the Prince Solms Park parking lot to Schlitlerbahn al the Rapids property and provide a route for trams carrying water park patrons from the original resort to its new This will allow their shuttles to move through the park and under the San Antonio Street avoiding such busy thoroughfares as Union and East San The advantage to the Grohman is quicker river access for emergency and maintenance Each there are 10 or 12 ambulance calls to that section of the which includes the cityowned tube chute and the old Camp War necke property purchased for deve lopment by They own most of the land and will develop the road on into their Grohman The city holds easements for the bridge footings and has long had use of Camp Warneckes access The development will include a section of roadway parallel to the river and allow emergency veh icles to stay on the easing such tasks as turning around and avoiding the likelihood of becoming stuck in inclement The bunk on the west side of the river is too steep for vehicular Agreement was reached after an executive session of the City Council Monday night and announced Wed nesday after all the parties involved were Were very happy about the agree ment weve said Schlitter bahns Director of Marketing Jana She praised the spirit of cooperation with city New Braunfels New Braunfels Police Departments traffic safety coordinator and the Chamber of Com adding that all worked close ly coming up with a This is the perfect example of what makes the city of New Braunfels she praising a new era We are pleased to be able to coop erate with a local business that attracts outoftown guests and benefits not only itself but other businesses in the Grohman Schlitterbahn brings a bonanza in sales tax dollars to its neighboring he listing convenience service restaurants and retail It also sends a positive message to he Your city government is here to Easier access to the Grohman also will allow the city to move some fence lines and freely use some steps located on Schlitterbahn proper ty between the tube chute and a small dam that provides a drop and some limited white water for Master pizzas Putting the finishing touches on their auctioned at a Muscu lar Dystrophy Association benefit Wednesday at Gattis in New are Ron Morrison of Communications Professional and Marcus Pirtle of Milt Ferguson Motors MDA spokesman Elizabeth Soto estimated was with more donations Photoby ErikKarlsson Communitys weekend population hit with river visitors By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The influx of tourists pushed the population of New Braunfels up to an estimated people over the holiday according to Jim director of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Schcele said that the normal New Braunfels population of around increases to about on an average summer We estimate direct expenditures by tourists for the Memorial Day weekend to be Scheele This includes lodging and other Scheele said that over the summer million is spent in New Braunfels by tourists with an average summer weekend taking in The Convention and Visitors Bureau lakes calls from people inter ested in coming to the New Braunfels area and provides them with informa tion on attractions and When the bureau has confirmed that all local lodging is they refer tourists to surrounding TriCity distributors of Budweiser beer saw a 200 percent increase in sales over a normal Ive been here since 1988 and Ive never experienced anything like owner Scott Brown The good thing is all those people tourists will go home and tell others and theyll come Brown said it looks like the good business could continue throughout the Suzanne property manager of the Mill Store Plaza said that mer chants there also had a busy She reported a full parking We had a real nice she I think this will be a great sum Some of the stores said sales were Mazac said that the plaza ran a promotion with Schlitterbalin over the weekend where they gave away ten season pusses to the waterpurk and 1000 balloons in 3 Word of mouth is our best adver she I think our biggest drawback in New Braunfels is not enough rooms for everybody that wants to Comic survey forms due Monday When we say see you in the fuiuiy we mean 111 readers of the New HeraltiZeilung have returned a comics survey provided in our May 15 Forms arrived in flood the first few days but continue to trickle in with each days Since newspapers are in the deadline we find it necessary to set one so we can begin the counting Please have you comic survey forms in our offices by 5 Help us find out what tickles your
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