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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday September 1991 25 Cents 210 Serving NEW BRAUNFEL3 and COMAL COUNTY Home of Charles Varies One 12 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Michelle Judy Dorwin Gloria Rusty Dago Jordan Lcc Kristi Linda Macchia and Shawn Belated birthday wishes to Fabian Staccy Norma Rcmmlcr and Jose Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Daniel and Becky Rodri guez and Mark and Mclanic Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Volunteer training Teen Connection is seeking vol unteers to enhance services offered in the girls and boys alter native outpatient counsel ing service and outreach the thrift shop and the new teen parent Training is scheduled for Satur 21 from 8 to 3 at Teen 1414 San Antonio in New This will be followed by a self esteem workshop on 24 from 6 to 8 presented by Teen Connection Director Nan cy For more information or to prcregistcr for the training call AARP meeting New Braunfels AARP Chapter will meet 11 at at the Senior Citi zens 142 The prog ram will be about Alzheimers dis ease andhow it affects the caregiv Members are reminded to bring a covered dish for the Visitors are Parentteacher meetings The GoodwinFrazier PTO will meet at 10 at Frazier Elementary The speaker will be Joe Comal ISD superinten An open house of the school will follow the New Braunfels High School PTA will meet 10 at 7 in the high school School PTA memberships and volunteer forms will be available before the New Braunfels High School Junior Class will meet 12 at 7 in Room This is an organizational meeting for all interested parents who want to participate in class projects this For more information call CPR and first aid Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross will soon sponsor CPR and first aid classes at the Garza Street Classroom across from McKenna Memorial Community CPR will be offered from 610 10 and 12 and 12 from 8 standard first 14 from 8 and Oct 8 and 9 from Classes are offered on a first firstserve To register call FFA meeting Any Canyon High School FFA or Junior FFA member interested In raising lambs or broilers have a mandatory meeting SM 2A Good Day Partly cloudy conditions and wind from the southeast at 1015 mph should keep todays high near 93 and the overnight low near Only a slight chance for rain is fore cast the next few with temp eratures holding the 90s by day and 70s Mondays high in New Braunfelswas 91 and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page Inalda DIAR TV CISD split on tax rate increase By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wrlttr The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees approved consideration of an cents per valuation increase in school taxes on a split vote Monday Leroy Goodson made the which was seconded by Bill for the percent increase in the Voting for the proposal were Good Lee and Connie Voting against were Tom Don Craighead and Jim The cents figure is an upper limit which trustees can lower follow ing the upcoming tax Trustees indicated that by the time the funding problem gets to this the board can just do what the state is forcing it to I think its flatly unfair for taxpay ers of this school Goodson Neighboring county districts are building million dollar football complexes because they have more money than they know what to do with and our taxpayers arc subsidiz ing Business manager Abel Campos presented three proposals to the board for their Proposal num ber one was for a tax rate of cents per valuation which would gen erate a rate per cent over the rollback Proposal two was for cents per valua tion which would generate a rate percent over The third proposal was for cents per generating a rate percent over Proposals number two and three provide us with a little bit of Campos Under the a home valued at the average home value in Comal will see an increase in taxes under the respective plans of or An owner of a home would see an increase of or The owner of a Let the games begin TBarM hosting events ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Wrllar The third annual New Braunfels Gcri Games opened Monday with spelling and trivia contests at T Bar M Tennis About 100 seniors from local retirement centers and nursing homes attended opening ceremo nies at to hear New Braunfels Mayor James Good bread and City Manager Paul Grohman make brief comments and the introduction of The games started with about 30 seniors competing in Winners were Frances Vis ta Village Retirement gold Wilma Eden Heights Retirement silver Eden third Page 2 annual Geri whirjh opened Mortday at T Bar M tennis Photo by Mark Warnken City to intervene in aquifer suit ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Wrlttr The New Braunfels City Council on Monday decided to intervene in a federal lawsuit filed against the Department of the Interior to protect endangered species living in the Com al and San Marcos Council members voted 61 to join with the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra which filed the Sierra Club last year in District Court in Dis trict Court Judge Lucius Bunton has set 23 as the court Voting in favor were Mayor James Mayor Pro Tcm Ramon Chapa and Council Members Clin ton Loraine Rudy Seidel and Bill Council Mem ber Paul Fraser cast the dissenting Goodbread said the city and New Braunfels Utilities plan to share the costs of the legal intervention I feel like wed be one of the major as far as benefiting from keeping the springs the mayor said after the Its a judgment The cost is contemp lated to be shared equally with New Braunfels which certainly has a vested interest in keeping the water If our springs dry wed suffer untold loss of so we are justi fied in going forward with this to keep our springs from going Good bread Fraser said although the lawsuit has the city should support a more regional approach to conservation of the Edwards aquifer involving San Antonio and other major water One of the things I see as neces sary is to address whether were going to have a system to recharge the Mayor James Goodbread reads a proclamation declaring the week of 17 to 23 as Constitution Week In New Braunfels while Carole and Delltha representatives of the James Jack Chapter of the Daughters of the American look Photo by Mark Warnken recharge Fraser If we can prove unequivocally that by pour ing more water across that recharge zone and keeping the aquifer level maintained in that then I believe that will be a lot more economical in the long The suit seeks to force the Department of the Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service to reg Concession proposals sought ByMARKWARNKEN SiaffWrltar The New Braunfels City Council authorized the city manager to request proposals for operation of the foodbevcragcnovelty concessions in Landa Park and Prince Solms The Landa Park concession now Pats in the typically has paid between and annually to the citys general Bidders could propose operating both or the city could accept separate concession aires for both ulate pumping of the Edwards Aquif er to protect four endangered or threatened species the fountain the San Marcos Texas wild rice and the Texas blind salamander through the federal Endangered Species Manual Lujan is secretary of the The lawsuit seeks to force federal authorities to restrict pumping from the aquifer at any time spring flow from the Comal Springs is less than 350 cubic feet per thereby protecting the endangered So three irrigators from Uvalde and Medina counties have filed to intervene on the side of the while the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority has intervened on the side of the Sierra City Manager Paul Grohman said joining the lawsuit is important for New especially because the city of San Antonio or the city water board is expected to intervene on the opposite We feel that the Sierra Club and the GBRA position is the most favor able to us and believe that sometime in the future we might be forced to intervene and will be left out if we dont do it Grohman Goodbread responding to com ments from resident Leonard Meyer during the citizens input pan of the that the springs havent flowed at 350 cfs in years said the number was set high to allow room for The vote followed a hour executive session on the intervention and on the communication situation between the council and Grohman resulting from his sending applica tions for city managers positions in Temple and home would experience an increase of or Basically theyre shifting the bur den to the local Campos In terms of us getting more state aid I dont see Next year we will continue getting state funding This year the administration is coming in with three propositions none of which sound good to Trustee Tom Potter What can be done besides raising peoples taxes Continued from 1 Rogers seeking response By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Proposed tax rate increases at Com al Independent School District arc being forced by actions of state offi cials in setting up a new funding plan and withholding funds that were promised to the according to Superintendent Joe Were playing politics with child Rogers The state is lying to the Rogers has been writing letters to state officials from the governor to state representatives complaining about the situation and asking the state to live up to its He has received little I told Edmund Kucm pcl that I thought he didnt represent us at Rogers Im still going to check with our legal people to sec if theres any avenue we can pursue to recover the funding Board members expressed disgust that the state is withholding funds from school districts around the state while ending the fiscal year with a billion The CISD board is proposing a tax rate of cents per percent over to counter the At some time you reach a breaking point where they taxpayers cant pay it they just cant pay Trus tee Jim Middleton I agree with you that were reach ing a saturation Campos It appears that Senate Bill 351 is an attempt to consolidate school dis tricts on a counlywide Trustee Leroy Goodson Youve got collections and admi nistration in the CED all you have to do is add the curriculum part of Abel business mana ger Rogers asked Campos how many new state funding plans he has had to deal with the state over the past three The answer was If the CED system had been found unconstitutional and the master plan had gone into effect we would have lost Campos We wouldnt be attending any football games or band Rogers We may have to slop those any Good son Trustee Jim Middleton requested a look at the final actual budget totals for the previous fiscal With the kind of tax rate were I cant feel comfort able voting without seeing final budget figures from last Mid dleton I assure you I will never feel com fortable voting for Goodson A tax rale hearing to get input from the public on the proposed rate increase will be held 18 at 7 at the Frazier Elementary located at 1441 Highway 81 East in Now Event to mark step toward Hummel art musuem By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor A reception is planned for tonight for area civic and business leaders to celebrate the consummation of a con tract that takes New Braunfels one step closer to a Hummel 1Iti a major said Tom Pur president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of I think theres no question that this will become a reality Members of the Hummel Museum a nonprofit formed from a Greater New Braunels Cham ber of Commerce will announce tonight the signing of a con tract with Jacques the presi dent of Ars Edition for a museum in New We have been negotiating on this now for several months and of course weve already been in the process of kicking off a fund drive and raising money but we still never had a formal contract Purdum The museum will house a collec tion of about 350 original Hummel paintings and drawings through a leasepurchase The cham ber committee now will look for a location for the Hummel art had its beginning with artist Berta born in Mass Lower She joined the Franciscan nuns at Siessen in 1931 to become Sister Maria Innocentia And while a member of the her unique drawings of children attracted the interest of a publishing Ars Sacra Josef Mueller which specialized in religious an and Though Sister Hummel died in November her art lives on in noiecards and many other The reception tonight will be at the Holiday Inns Guadalupe Room from 56 Nauer and Sieglinde a model of Sister are sche duled to attend the
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