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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 25, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDA City allcomers meet photos and resul SO CENTS New Braunfels TX 79903 HeraldZeitunf 10 Pages in one section May Serving Comal County Home of Herbert 133 Inside WATER STAMMTISCH Best Wishes The New Braunfels Her aldZeitung sends birthday wishes to Margaret April Cindy Alfonso Angelica De La Hap py Belated Birthday to Mai ne DeAnn Cheryl MV Kindergarten Mountain Valley Elemen tary School has extended registration for prekinder garten and kindergarten to June To be eligible for the pre kindergarten a child must turn four years old before 1 and meet federal income require ments or qualify for limited English Parents are asked to bring a birth immunization childs Social Securi ty and two proofs of residence when registering a child for prekindergarten or Call Mountain Valley Ele mentary School at Eagle events The Fraternal Order of Eagles and auxiliary will have a joint installation of s officers on at on May Events will be held at the Eagles Literacy volun teers The Comal County Adult Literacy Council is in need of volunteer tutors to teach nonreaders or lowlevel Tutor training is For call 625 Womens center volunteers The Comal County Womens Center needs vol Volunteers are needed to staff the crisis provide transporta tion for clients and assist with office Contact Volunteer Coordi nator Kristin Seibert at 620 7520 for NBU hours The drive thru lanes and lobby at New Braunfels Utilities will be open from 8 to 6 on Customer services will be available for billing and taking existing service The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German represents a sit ting place reserved for members of the community to share the days We invite you to share with Councilmembers walk out By GARY CARROLL tferaldZeltung New Braunfels Mayor ProTern Ambro sio Butch and Council members Jan Kennedy and Dan Bremer walked out of Monday nights city council meeting protesting a vote by council allowing Coun cilman James Goodbread to participate in regular council Due to the size of the the coun cil recessed and then reconvened at the New Braunfels Civic Center and attempt ed unsuccessfully to determine Goodbreads current status and conduct regular city The council originally was scheduled to meet in executive session to discuss strat egy regarding Goodbreads but Goodbread along with Councilman Paul Fraser suggested the council conduct its executive session with the public and by a 42 executive session was Benitez said the executive session was Is he or out Question of Goodbreads status prompts three to walk out of meeting necessary for the council to discuss strate gy regarding Goodbreads service on the and urged the council to adjourn to executive City Attorney Barry Moore told the coun cil that the content of an open discussion could be but that the council ulti mately had the power to determine whether or not they would go into an exec utive I can attempt to explain it if you have Moore but again Td say if theres questions that come up that deal with strategy I cant discuss those in open said the strategy was no longer secret and any discussion of the issue should take place in front of the citi Goodbread Its time that we quit hiding behind closed Goodbread Goodbread remained at his seat which caused problems with and council members Dan Bremer and Jan Kennedy who questioned the legality of Goodbread serving on the Last week an injunction was issued by a judge enjoining him from taking his seat for a fourth Moore told the council that since the issue of Goodbread serving as a holdover was never specifically prohibited by the Goodbread could legally Benitez disagreed and said Goodbreads vote would not count in any business conducted by the council and said Goodbread could not be allowed to take part in city I dont agree with the way Moore is interpreting the Benitez My intent is to follow what is best for the city and I dont want to go through any more lit igation or any more Kenneth Brazle said if the meeting con tinued with Goodbread the city would be inviting another and advised Ben itez to excuse himself from the meeting thereby eliminating the possibility of a quorum necessary to conduct city busi After a vote in which CouncilmenRudy Chris Goodbread and Fras er voted to allow Goodbread to remain in his seat during the council mem bers and Benitez left the There are four of us here that want to continue the wheels of Fras er We need to go on with city busi ness and city business could have been conducted but we have no quo rum so we students plea to CISD for policy change HeraldZeitung photo by John Huseth Getting ready Paige Flume of the New Braunfels Swim Club practices her strokes Monday afternoon at Lancia Park In preparation for a swim camp scheduled for June 14 at Lancia Park House gives Aquifer bill a leaves Comal Springs unprotected By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung Senate Bill 1477 which protected spring flow in the Comal and San Marcos springs took a beating in the Texas House Monday according to Doug Comal County water We got beat up pretty Miller The springs were big Miller noted that the House version of the bill now requires no no reg istration of weakens the overseeing authori would place Comal County in a Chapter 52 Dis trict with Bexar County and would also levy heavy fees on surface water According to the House bill also sunsets the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority for 1995 in effect threatening the agency with review and pos sible dissolution in This is a low point in the admitted But no matter what comes out of this we still have a federal judge that will keep those springs Miller said a coalition of San Antonio and the western areas and the overwhelming influence of the Farm Bureau passed the House He said the bill will now go to a conference com mittee where the differences will be addressed and compromises He said he expects a vote on the compromises on Miller claimed the House bill will not satisfy the federal courts requirement that spring flow be pro tected and therefore leaves the door open for feder al intervention to decide how water resources will be managed By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung A tearful group of students and parents addressed members of the Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees at a meeting Monday pleaing for a change in district policy regarding eligibility requirements for particiaption in graduation The plea stemmed from a one year old policy prohibiting senior students who have not passed the statemandated Texas Assess ment of Academic Skills TAAS exam from participating in grad uation Tm sure there are many of you who have fond memories of your graduation said Victoria one of the students affected by the new I realize that my test scores are important yet why are a few numbers on a piece of paper determining whether or not we will share in a once in a lifetime memory all of us should be grad uating she at least give us the dig nity to walk across the stage with our fellow classmates whom we have known for The board was asked to waive a new rule instituted last year by the board which requires com pletion of all requirements for graduation in order to graduate and participate in graduation cer By seniors at New Braunfels High School who fail the exam are allowed to partici pate in that schools graduation according to Michael assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for According to Canyon High School Will three of the students are qualified to graduate except for failure in one section of the TAAS test in some cases by missing one math prob All of the students were also acknowledged by Krieg to be good citizens in The students have not asked to be allowed to but to participate in the ceremonies with their classmates though they would not receive ari actual diplo at least give us the dignity to walk across the stage with our fel low classmates whom we have known for Victoria Martinez Canyon High student ma until they complete the TAAS Since the last exit TAAS tests grades were only returned last week the students have already spent money on caps andgowns and Since the item was not on the boards no action was taken the board indicated that there was not sufficient time to post notice for an emergency meeting in order to waive the The board did ask the school administration to consider changes to the policy in the Students have four opportuni ties to pass the twice as Juniors and twice as according Outgoing CISD to Joe Rogers The exit exam tests for proficiency at the 10th grade level and requires a 70 percent he Jim Middleton was elected as the boards new president imme diately after he and Tom Bruce were sworn in as the newest members during the The board also elected Tom Pot ter as Vice Don Craig head as secretary and Norman Gerlich as treasurer in the board Gerlich was elected as a mem ber of the building committee and Middleton was elected to serve as a Comal County Education District board For news or subscription call 6259144
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