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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Festival atmosphere much like Olympics See S 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 506 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels 14 Pages in one section July HeraldZeituns Serving Comal County Home of RICHARD MARHOFER I Vol 141 No 175 INSIDE Water Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Claudia Bran denburg Lortann SUva Gina Esplnosa Comal County ACS planning big gala The public is invited to the American Cancer Society of Comal Countys Summer Starlight Gala on Aug 13 Tuxe dos are not required All reserva tions must be mae by Friday July 30 Please call 6295717 for reservations and informations Major credit cards accepted New Braunfels Parks courses The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer Session II runs July 31 and Aug 1 Preregistration is required and will be taken at the parks office For more information call 629PARK Rivercrest Night Out slated Aug 3 The Rivercrest Heights Neigh borhood Association will cele brate National Night Out on Tuesday Aug 3 with a meeting at Rivercrest Park Decorations should be in place by 6 for judging The meeting begins at 7 with a special visit from Toby Everyone should bring a lawnchair to share the fun and good times Texas Tech send off scheduled Aug 1 The annual hamburger cook out hosted by the Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex Student Association will be held in honor of all freshmen attend ing Texas Tech All family and friends are invited to attend Sunday Aug 1 at the Riverwalk on the Wurst fest grounds Social begins at 5 with the meal and program beginning at The cost is S5 for adults and for children under 12 Proceeds go to the scholarship fund RSVP by calling 6292163 Mike Doherty or 6257551 work or Peggy Morris at 625 9638 Party of the Century planned for Aug 28 The Comal County Fair Asso ciation Scholarship Fund will hold a 100th Anniversary Gala Party of the Century at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Aug 28 at 7 Tickets are which includes barbecue dinner and dance Music will be provided by County Line Call a Fair director or Drover for tick ets or Jayne E at 6256916 or 6206632 Proceeds from the dinner and dance will benefit the scholarship fund A variety of items will be auctioned off by both silent and live auction Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zettung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Printed on recycled paper County commissioners lift hiring freeze By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners lift ed the hiring freeze for county employ ees at Thursdays Commissioners Court session but no additional posi tions are expected to be filled as a result I dont think its going to change No additional positions are expected to be filled nnift XLM said Neil Craigmile Com missioner Precinct 2 Positions that were necessary have been filled I cant think of any opening that was budget ed for that hasnt been Craigmile said the lifting of the freeze will allow department heads to simply fill openings as they occur rather than having to have the approval of commissioners for each replace ment The commissioners voted unani mously to lift the freeze The county ended the year with a surplus undesignated in the general fund according to Craigmile In other business commissioners accepted petitions from Manuel Camareno requesting that the Comal County Veteran Service Officer be a fulltime 40hour position Craigmile said the commissioners will be evaluating the position and if necessary will readdress the issue Commissioners accepted the outside auditors report and management letter as presented to the court July and County Judge Carter Casteel reap pointed Commissioners Craigmile J L Evans and County Tax AssessorCol lectT Gloria Clennan to the Oversite Committee to assure that the recom mendations of the auditor said Craig mile Fountain fund goes over the top HeraldZeilung photos by MARK LYON The New Braunfels Downtown Rotary assured the success of the Fountain Restoration project Thursday night Iris Schumann chair of the Save the Fountain Project announced the donation of by the downtown club which put the project over the goal of at Thursday nights gala held at the Civic Center The project which began on April 7 of this year with a donation from HEB will continue to accept donations for future restoration officials actual restoration of the Fountain should begin In the fall The New Braunfels Historic Museums Assocatlon can now begin to con tract with restoration specialists to begin the process The gala hosted by Jean Wilson was a huge success and will have proceeds donated to the project As of this morning the total proceeds were still not known Members of Broadway Express shown above entertained guests who attended the gala NBISD school board candidates present different views at forum By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Four candidates for the New Braun fels Independent School District board were given an opportunity to discuss the issues Thursday night in a candi dates forum sponsored by the New Braunfels chapter of the League of Women Voters Candidates for the school board include John Seidel District 5 Sylvia Sanchez District 1 and Dick Robinette and Tom Allen District 3 District 3 Incumbent Dick Robinette said a good education is the goal of all New Braunfels residents Excellence in education is not just my goal its your goal the goal of everybody in the room and everybody in New he said Each student has a right and priv ilege to have an education in a class that is free of crime of said Robinette It is a right and privilege of them to learn regardless of race or I believe in best strategies for teaching our students The classroom teacher and the student are what it is all said Robinette His opponent Tommy Allen a native of New Braunfels said emphasis should be placed on getting in touch with the kids We need to make sure they get the very best education he said We need to get out there and get to the kids and keep them in school We cant lose We need to provide teachers and a quality of teachers and keep drugs alcohol and gangs out of school There is no place for it in our school sys said Allen District 4 Candidate John Seidel who is running unopposed said he has lived in New Braunfels for 40 years and believes people in this area adhere to conservative values I believe New Braunfels is a con servative town and stands for conser vative values Thats where I stand he said New Braunfels has always been a make things happen kind of town That is to be commended I want to see the school district be the same kind of place that makes things said Seidel Seidel also he believes the goal of the school board should be education We should consider education first and everything else second Cuts should be made in secondary activi ties not education There are so many extracurricular activities that we lose site of what were supposed to be he said District 1 candidate Sylvia Sanchez said she will work hard to narrow the gap between minority students and Anglo students I want all our children to be pro ductive well education future lead she said Other issues discussed by the candi dates included communication with the school board gangs consolidation Hispanic education drugs and stan dardized testing All candidates agreed that commu nication between parents teachers administrators and school board mem bers is vital In addition they all agreed gangs are a problem in the schools We will continue to keep fighting and teaching our kids say no We will educate them about where they are going to end said Sanchez Seidel said his solution would be not to put up with it If they get in trouble with some type of gangrelated activity we should kick them he said Allen said the solution may be to start providing more activities for students when they are in middle school They have go to have a reason to group We need to start out in middle school and get more activities in middle he said GBRA officials says Olympic Festival will have to buy water By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Olympic Festival will have to purchase water at a flow rate of at least 400 cubic feet per second cfs for the Whitewater events on Thursday July 29 according to David M Welch Director of Planning and Development for the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority They are going to do so through a purchase agreement with us which is consistent our said Welch In 1984 we charged the outfitters the prevailing rate so we are being con sistent If we change the policies for the Olympic Festival we should change them to benefit the outfitters and every body else The Olympic Festival doesnt have a problem with The GBRAs agreement with the Olympic Festival is to release 400 cfs next Thursday for the Whitewater events Welch quoted Olympic repre sentatives from a press release con cerning the release of the water We appreciate the efforts of GBRA personnel working with the event GBRA has been completely up front with us regarding the operation of the reservoir and helping develop alterna tives We realized from the beginning that South Texas water conditions would probably make it tough to con duct the water sports but the Olympic Committee is committed to this event The announcement was made Wednesday at a meeting between GBRA representatives the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the outfitters and businesses on the Guadalupe River at the Chamber facilities Although initiated to clarify GBRAs position regarding the Olympic Festival the meeting was also proposed as the beginning of a series of regular meetings to promote a better understanding of GBRAs poli cies and to develop new policies to protect business interests if possible The release from Canyon Lake will be reduced back to 140 cfs Thursday afternoon unless the area receives sub stantial rainfall before that Thursday afternoon according to Welch The Sheriffs Dept part of security plan By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs deputies along with members of the San Antonio Police Depart ment and the Coast Guard will be providing security for the Olympic Festival events being held in Comal County The events will begin at both Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River Events will include white water rafting and Lt Jim Clifton executive officer at the Comal County Sheriffs Department said the department will allow offduty deputies to work at the festival in addition to those deputies who are scheduled to be on duty The cost of paying the offduty officers will be paid by the Olympic Festival Clifton said the Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxil iary will be patrolling the lake in boats He said the sheriffs office will make its boat available The Canyon Lake events will be held at a section of Canyon Park The events on the Guadalupe will be held on the portion of the river near the Lazy campground River events are scheduled for July 2830 Clifton said more than 500 peo ple are expected to attend the events reservoir release is determined by the inflow which is the amount of water entering Canyon reservoir in rainfall from its upstream flows and tributaries The current release of 140 cfs is nor mal but is more suitable for family recreation and leisurely trips Local Girl Scouts chosen to be a part of Olympic Festivals first ceremonies Girls will carry giant flag in San Antonio From staff reports A group of New Braunfels Girl Scouts have been selected to take part in the opening ceremonies for the 1993 Olympic Festival which gets underway Friday in San Antonio The New Braunfels girls will be part of a special flag ceremony in which scouts from San Antonio and sur rounding communities will carry in a mammoth flag to kick off the spectacular as well as the 10 days of competition The New Braunfels group include Senior Girl Scouts Michelle Bishop Natalie Goff Eva Maldanado and Leslie Opperman all from Troop 880 The girls are freshman at New Braun fels High School The Cadette Girl Scouts consist of Samantha Bligh Lauren Colley Jodie Hetchler and Katy ONeal all of New Braunfels Troop 960 and Ashley Perez Laura Pulido Tamara Simon Lauren Woods and Cassie Woods all of New Braunfels Troop 709 The girls are seventh graders at New Braunfels Mid dle School Nearly 20 hours of rehearsals over three days precede the ceremonies which get under way at 8 Friday at the new Alamodome in San Anto nio Approximately participants are involved For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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