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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 6, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas April Childrens network set to open By GARY Kids from around the area will now be able to see what it is like to put together a television news broadcast with todays opening of the Childrens Museum Net work at the Childrens Museum in New With help from state the City of New Braunfels Arts Commission and area CMNTV will be a fully operational TV studio for kids the emphasis will be placed on reading and writing instead of Kids watch TV all the and we hope that they learn that there will always be said Carolyn executive direc tor of The Childrens Burrow said the idea behind the TV studio is part of a larger project she has been working on as a part of The Art of Language Burrow said the idea is to incor porate different aspects of the museum under the umbrella of the Art of Language which is designed to stress the impor tance of language and communi The Art of Language exhibit combines the museums puppet fairytale land and tele vision and will stress the importance of the written word to children of all The idea was to have the exhibit be all about reading and Burrow KMOLTV in San Antonio has worked closely with Childrens Museum officials to provide them with as accurate as possible a representation of an actual news switching backdrops and a make up station are all a part of the kiddie Although the stu dio would provide some amuse ment to Burrow said its overall goal is Rick special consultant and official TV Guy with the Chil drens said the idea for a television studio is not but the New Braunfels exhibit is one ofakind in Gold said the goal is to give children a better understanding of the workings of a television and provide them with the behindthescenes knowledge of the production processes of a TV Students from local schools will receive curriculum packets out lining the processes involved with producing a news Following the inschool prepro duction the students take their knowledge to the studio for Once in the students will act out and produce their news broadcast Burrow said learn a valuable The grand opening for the stu dio is at at The Childrens The museum is located in the Courtyard Shopping Center at exit 187 of Interstate Highway 35 in New Braunfels behind New Braunfels Herald Serving Comal County Home of Kormlt Jonas 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 98 New Braunfels Fire Department personnel prepare to transport a New Braunfels motorist from the scene of a threevehicle accident during the The accident occurred at the of 46 New OfficerMike GrahaTO said a 70yearold New Braunfels man oh charges of driving while Intoxicated and falling to stop and render The injured motorist was transported to McKenna Memorial Photo by Greg Council faces opposition to cut in pay raises By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels City Council weighed n reduction in costofliving pay increases for city employees Monday in a workshop to balance the citys 19939t Employee compensation was one of the main items targeted by council members as a starting place for reducing expendi with the proposed city employee pay hike drawing the most One of the suggestions offered by coun cil members was to decrease the pro posed costofliving pay raise for city employees from its current three percent level to one and include in the compensation package allowances for additional meritbased pay Councilman James Goodbread sug gested a one percent cost of living adjust ment pay increase would be sufficient to cover employees insurance and could be tied to a meritbased pay system that rewards employees for work excel lence and job Although City Accountant Darrel Soll berger agreed the move probably would covei employees insurance he said morale could suffer as a Sollberger said employees are aware of current economic conditions and would like to see a three percent By proposing the increase and then taking it he said some employees might not react They know three percent was pro posed and when thats no one is ever Sollberger I think They know three percent was proposed and when thats cut no one is ever I think they are also aware of com parable wages in San City Accountant Darrel Sollberger they are also aware of comparable wages in San City Engineer William Dobrowolski and Police Chief Dick Headen also expressed concern over the one percent pay coupled with a meritbased pay Both Headen and Dobrowolski said they dont feel jobs in their departments could be treated fairly with a meritbasexi pay and both said a three percent increase is the best way to Since his workers make less than aver age salaries Dobrowolski said it would hit his workers the Headen said meritbased pay scales may work in but not in police Mow do you select this officer over this officer for a pay raise Headen Other money saving and revenue gen erating ideas discussed included cutting departmental such as budgeting for coffee and annexing the Wal Mart Distribution Center area to increase property tax Goodbread even suggested the city council bite the bullet and do away with council member which drew general support by the Womens Shelter campaign aims at goal By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung Volunteers for the Capital Campaign Fund Drive to raise money for the Comal County Womens Shelter have set their sights on a Capital Campaign CoChairperson Rita Kaufrnann said has been pledged and was collected prior to reports from the Leadership Committee But Kaufrnann said one of the biggest goals is educating the community of the prevalence of domestic violence in New The more people who earn there is a then the better able we will be to care for these people in our Kaufrnann The fund which kicked off in mid is divided amongst three fundrais ing groups with different The groups include The Leadership the first committee to begin raising money with a goal of The Guardian chaired by Pam and Rusty which gets under way April 18 with a The Friends chaired by Dick Koegle and Larry which starts up shortly after with a The Board of chaired by Womens Shelter Chariman Don has a People wishing to pledge money may spread payments on their pledges out over a threeyear Fund drive volun teers hope the payment plan will attract donations to the Womens Shelter Executive Director Cindy Stauffer said efforts are being made to educate the public about domestic vio Stauffer said the shelter does more than just provide safe harbor for victims of domestic The shelter also pro vides peer group counseling and profes sional counseling referrals for women and We work very closely with the children to break the cycle of Stauffer Stauffer said the increase in domestic violence has created the need for a larger and she hopes people get involved enough to help remedy the growing prob For more information on the Capital call the shelter at Congregation breaks ground for million project By DAVID SULLENS HeraldZeltung To the music of a band with a strong German the congre gation of New Braunfels historic First Protestant Church Sunday broke ground for a million construction Church beginning with the Daryl the churchs senior and Marge who chairs its building turned spades of earth to symbolize the begin ning of the The Ground Breaking cere held at the rear of the But there is no doubt We are breaking ground today for the next God is in this placel Daryl senior First Protestant Church house which serves as the churchs day care concluded the congregations which opened with the traditional procession symbolizing Christfs tri umphant Palm Sunday entry into At the conclusion of the the congregation marched to the strains of When the Saints Go Marching In out of the sanctuary and to the ground breaking The minister noted though the sun was at midnight a storm had raged over New Braun That was he of project from its When he and his wife accepted the New Braunfels Higgins said other ministers told him that First Protestants tradi tionally conservative congregation would not commit to such an ambi tious building But there is no doubt Higgins We are breaking ground today for the next God is in this place Though the project is forward he said its roots go back to March when the founders of the church met under that little oak tree at Sophienburg Hill to pray for That was a theme built upon by Gene Mornhinweg who spoke of the presence of the spirits of the churchs leaders through the Those speaking at the Ground Breaking ceremonies included Tom president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Ronnie presi dent of the church council Marge Crumbaker Robert finance chairman and treasurer Louis Cruz of the Reitzer and Cruz archi tectural firm the James conference minister New Braunfels Mayor Clinton Brandt Comal County Judge Carter Casteel Bob Smith and Mike chairman of the board of the New Braunfels Cham Inside Stammtisch Sports WATER WMHMMMMM The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for a group of special a tim i set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days hap See page 2 for more Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Amy Chelsea Moore and Kermit Candidate Forum Candidates in the May 1 city council election will participate in a forum at April in the board room of the New Braunfels Independent School Districts Central Education which is boated on the corner of Mill and Academy The event is hosted by the Concerned Citizens Each candidate will be allowed five minutes to address the Written questions from the audience will Society meets The GermanAmerican Society will meet at 7 today at the American Legion Hall at 410 After the regular a championship bake off and auction will take Gerhard Adam of Germany will present a slide Call 6258151 for Unicorn defense Mikey Bustos defense is as big a reason for the New Braunfels Unicorns trip to Texas high schools soccer Final see the beginning of a weeklong look at the Unicorns trip to See Page 5 SlifflM
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