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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Friday November 1991 l 7 Serving NEW BRAUNFEL3 and COMA One 16 Pages Stammtlsch Cable rates Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Leonel Leonel Rojas Courtney Elizabeth Wanda Whitecotton and Penny Birthday wishes on Saturday to Merry Charlotte Chunn and Hubert Belated birthday wishes go to Ashley Wilkinson and Abbie Anniversary wishes today go to Bob and Betty Advent Vespers The 32nd annual Advent Ves pers Massed Choir Concert is scheduled for 4 1 at First Baptist Singers from all schools and the community will continue the tradition of bringing great Christian choral music of Christmas to officially usher in the Christmas Sponsored each year by the New Braunfels Music Study Club affiliated with the Texas Federa tion of Music Clubs TFMC and the National Federation of Music Clubs NFMC the offering received will be used for music materials and scholarships for talented young Melitta Frueh and JoAnn Lemmon is the Tree lighting The Downtown Association is again sponsoring the Tree Lighting on the Plaza and the arrival of San ta on The program begins at 6 with Lone Star Elementary singers on the band followed by Hospice New Braunfels tree light ing at Santa will then a fire truck led by the Cahyon Middle School band arid Cub Scout Troop 163 arid accompanied by Sparky the Fire dog and EMS Ready Various activities will be held around the plaza while the children wait to talk with including a performance of How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Tobys School of Dance and music by the Community Photos with Santa will be and refreshments will be ToysforTots The 1991 Toys for Tots sponsored by Milt Ferguson Motor begins with a benefit auction and entertainment event from 8 to midnight 7 at Landa Music will be provided by blues artist Phillip To make a cash donation or for more call Cor bie at Good Day Its going to be a warm breezy day today with a high temperature approaching 80 There is a slight chance of rain on A cool front is expected to blow through the area this The high temperature in New Braunfels Thursday was 79 and the low was For more weather information see page 8 DEAR 5 TV TURKEY V CI8M UnlMd ftuutt increase By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer TCI Cablevision of Texas has announced a rate increase for sub scribers of the New Braunfels cable effective Overall operating costs going up is the said Mark system We adjust our rates The rates are in line with guidelines approved by the Federal Communica tions Commission that allows a five percent annual Morrison Right now the bigger cities like San Antonio and Austin are running about three dollars or even higher than we he The rate for basic service will increase to from the current Expanded basic will increase to an additional from the current The Cable Guide schedule booklet will increase to from the current rate of fifty cents per Response to the optional Cable Guide has not been strong and the increase is an attempt to get the publi cation to cover its cost of Morrison The rate for premium movie chan nels will remain the Morrison Those are for the first service or for any two for any three for or any four for Some good news for cable custom ers is that the cost for the Encore movie channel will only go up to See Page 2 An exercise for seniors One of several pieces of exercise equipment from Gastons Skin nesday Pictured from Bob Scouts Eric and nails is loaded aboard a trailer for transport to the Senior Citizens Kennedy and Bruce Froehlich and John Photo by Bill About 12 Boy Scouts and some adult leaders from the troop Ervin sponsored by the First Methodist Church moved the equipment Wed U topuidn By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer As New Braunfels City Council members prepare to hear from citi zens on capital they are anticipating possible suggestions and playing with ideas of their Four district town meetings will be conducted in December by the coun cil member representing those dis All citizens have been invited to attend and give suggestions on street and neighborhood improvements they want to see on the ballot in an expected bond Council Member Ramon Chapa said his constituents in District 1 may want to consider funding for Eikel Park through a bond We need to really build more facilities for our own children instead of visitors Chapa He said he is currently working with Interim City Manager Hector Tamayo and the Parks and Recreation Department to improve Eikel Parks t caps JL Town meeting schedule District town meetings will take place at the following dates and locations District 1 5 at 7 Holy Family Church Conference 245 Hidalgo District 2 11 at 7 New Braunfels Municipal Building meeting 424 Castell District 3 2 at 7 Vic toria Bank and Trust North Build 1000 Walnut District 4 18 at 7 Eagles 256 South basketball Were proposing to extend the cement and build at least two more The longrun plan is to have a openair basketball Chapa said he is soliciting companies for the A recent donation will buy bleachers and sand volleyball courts for the Council Member Paul Frasers sug gested converting the abandoned Katy Railroad rightofway into a mini freeway to alleviate traffic conges tion through town during the The city may need to make a deal with the Texas Railroad Commission for the right to use the he You could build a roadway that goes the full length of the Katy Rail from 337 all the way through and exits on the other He explained that it would pass by McKenna Memorial Landa Park and a water recreation park and would not require that the city con demn property to build Fraser also invited the other council members to his District 4 meeting and added that he wished they had not been scheduled during the Council Member Loraine Kraft mentioned some specific areas in Dis trict 2 that may come up at the Some of the ideas may be to widen the underpass on Seguin Avenue near Interstate staffing Fke Station with nine and widening Walnut She said citizens will have to weigh the advantages because any time you correct these youre either looking at a bond issue or a tax Council Member Rudy Seidel of District 3 said he expects some street repairs might come up at the but I want the people to tell me what they He said he has looked for street damage in his district and I try to hit every street but there may be some that I NBISD superintendent wearing many hats By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer In the absence of several top New Braunfels ISD Super intendent Charles Bradberry is wearing many hats to keep things run ning within the Ikind of like I really Bradberry I may become a business manager in my next Its going to make me a better super intendent because when youve got someone like Lon Bradberry nie Curtis you tend to just kind of let that stuff dont have to wor ry about Theres a lot of stuff that Ive had to learn that its good for me to Lonnie assistant superinten dent for finance is on leave recovering from a heart transplant Director of Personnel Services Flo Pacharzina has just returned from a medical leave and the position of K12 curriculum director remains Linda former director of elemen tary and special was appointed principal of Seele Elemen tary School this Lonnie Curtis is expected to return to his duties in Flo is back now and Mike Fitsko assistant superintendent for curricu lum is really kind of picking up all doing that job and his Bradberry And I tell those gals in the business office know their Theyve really responded in such a positive The reassignment of Schlather and the departure of Anita for mer director of secondary and biling ual resulted in some reshuffling of duties at the Education Joe formerly an English teacher at New Braunfels High was named director of special programs and absorbed the bilingual education Charlie for mer coordinator of special was named supervisor of special edu The K12 curriculum position which combines the elementary and secondary duties formerly performed by two different people remains In the business an accoun tant is being hired effective 2 to make sure financial matters are hand led properly by the Bradberry People around here believe when life gives you they just make Bradberry You dont find many districts where you have elementary principals who go across town and do the appraisals at another school because most places have somebody that does those For the Lone Star principal goes to Lamar and the Lamar principal goes to Lone Star thats kind of unique but it keeps our administrative costs County attorney to run for reelection 26 shopping days to Christmas Citing a strong working relation ship with Comal County law enfor cement I County Attorney Nathan Rheinlan der announced Friday that he will seek a second The legal needs of the coun Hnelnlander ty continue to grow as our county Rheinlander said in a pre pared I am proud of the strong working relationship we have developed with all County on either side of the political As past he men tioned stricter penalties for drunk drivers and a decrease in driving whileintoxicated filings in the past He also credited his work for tri pling hot check collections in the past two negotiating a very cost effective settlement in a suit over county jail and passing ordinances against sexuallyoriented Rheinlander said the countys legal office soon will experiment with a truancy court similar to those used in Bexar and Travis In aggravated it only seems fair that in addition to children being taken to coun for fai lure to attend classes that parents who refuse to bring their children to school should be prosecuted as he Rheinlander added that this sum he and Uw enforcement officials plan to increase their presence along River Road and at various hot spots along the CISD plans rollback meetings By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Comal ISD officials are plan ning two community meetings to provide information to taxpayers regarding the ongoing attempt to rollback the 199192 tax Superintendent Joe Rogers has scheduled public meetings at Canyon Middle School and Smith son Valley High School during A taxpayer group seeking to organize a rollback election for the Comal Independent School Dis trict has been collecting signatures on petitions in an attempt to sche dule a rollback The five organizers of the Comal ISD Tax payer Association are Richard August Peter Gar Bud Wright and Glen Each has signed a docu ment stating the groups positions and We have no intention what soever of criticizing the school dis trict or anybody there or anything like Lorenz Our main purpose is to simply exercise our right to attempt a Lorenz acknowleged that the tax rate of per valuation for this year is already A roll back would lower the tax rate for the 199293 school year to We dont have any option regarding the he What were doing by this is saying youre going to force us to pay percent more this year but were going to force them to get their budget down 10 Thats a pretty good trade for CISD Superintendent Joe Rogers has said that the rollback would hurt the district but would not save taxpayers much It would financially make our schools really have to make some drastic Rogers I dont know if it would be worth it to set us back that Information provided by Abel CISD business indicates that besides funding los the increased tax rate covers expenses associated with the new Bill Brown Elementary interest on tax anticipation the 199091 budget shortfall and an estimated amount to cover anti Pagt 2   

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