Tuesday, August 24, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY COUNTDOWN 474 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicsntennial March March Water rationing begins at Canyon Lake See Page 5 New Braunfels 150 CENTS Her a IdZ 1 0 E DR TX f 12 Pages in one section Aug Serving Comal County Home of ALAN ROMPEL SR I No 197 INSIDE Police STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Dominic Alvarez Annie Kanz Alan Rom pel Evan Schmidt Sony Self Alton Wuest Charlotte Soett Bob Afford Laura Jane GonzalezHappy Anniversary Kim Ken Lenard 1993 Rodeo Queen contestants Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queens Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school dis trict as of Aug 16 Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high Registration for GenGames started Anyone 62 years old or more is eligible to participate in Geri Games to be held Sept and 11 Added to the spelling bee trivia and assorted physical games enjoyed in past years is an arts and crafts competition which will be judged by members of the New Braunfels Art League Registrations are due by Sept 1 and my be obtained at the seniors center or from any nurs ing or retirement center For more information call Ida Sing at 6254642 Masonic Lodge meeting tonight The New Braunfels Masonic Lodge will have a called meeting tonight at 7 for the purpose of honoring the Rain bow Girls The Rainbow Girls are girls 11 to 20 years of age who learn character building based on the teachings of the Bible An interesting program will be presented at This is an open meeting and anyone can attend Members and visitors are urged to attend Cross Lutheran celebrating 65 years Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Aug 29 beginning at 3 Childrens Museum to close for repairs The Childrens Museum of New Braunfels will be closed Aug 23 through Sept 3 for maintenance The museum is open today from noon until 5 with opportunities to visit Grandmas Attic Where in the World Once Upon a Time and the Puppet Theatre Fall exhibits in the works include the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Crayola DreamMakers The eighth fall season opens Sept 4 More information regarding the current state of the Childrens Museum will be featured in Wednesays HeraldZeitung Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung invites readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days hap penings We invite you to share with United Way set to kick off campaign By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials at the United Way of Comal County are hoping the momen tum started in the advance gift drive will continue after the fundraising cam paign officially kicks off Wednesday The United Way will hold its kick off celebration at Wednesday at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center on Landa Street Members of the United Way Board of Directors and representatives of the area United Way agencies are expected to attend Gift drive provides early momentum for campaign Drive Chairman Doug Miller said the The Herald has done a great job I verde and Canyon Lake groupisalsoexpectingthepresentation think it has helped heighten the aware Miller said the board counts on small of a special gift dunng the celebration ness of the United he said It This years total goal is has really let everyone know its impor The United Way advance gift drive tant to help out these is well ahead of last years according According to Miller fundraising to Miller efforts will be broken up into several The advance gift drive has raised categories including small business this year compared to and large employers raised last year He said each category will have a Miller attributed this increase to an chairman and committee Committees earlier start in fundraising efforts and have also been formed to work in out more publicity lying areas such as Garden Ridge Bui donations as well as donations from businesses There are people who give in small amounts They are important We ask anyone to give what they he said Residents will have the opportunity to donate to the United Way at the Gruene Music Fest which will be held at Gruene Hall on Oct 10 The event will continue throughout the day and will feature local enter tainment The drive will continue until Nov 12 Miller said a victory party has been scheduled for Nov 17 A ther mometer will be placed in the Plaza in order to inform residents about the progress of the drive Anyone interested in making a dona tion should call the United Way at 6207760 or mail a donation to Box 310614 New Braunfels Texas 781310614 The United Way office is located at 421 S Seguin St Tom Bluntzer blood drive Joe Avlla of the South Texas Regional Blood Bank prepares to take blood from Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Ron McCoy yesterday during the Tom Bluntzer Blood Drive held at Reagan Burrus Dlerksen Lamon Bluntzer lawofflcesat 205 Seguin Approximately 192 donors came In to give blood with 162 pints of usable blood collected A previous drive held Mav 18 collected 114 pints 17 Accident causes 135 traffic woes Highway closed twice Monday due to mishap By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Highway Patrol Troopers respond ed to an accident Monday that caused Interstate Highway 35 to be closed twice during the day The accident occurred at at the 196th mile marker on Interstate Highway 35 According to reports the accident occurred when a crane that was driving east on the frontage road collided with power lines 6ver the highway Reports show the poles holding the power lines broke and the wires dropped An 18wheeler and a were also damaged in the accident No injuries were reported Troopers said the highway was shut down in the morning for approxi mately 10 minutes It was again shut down in the after noon for five minutes in order to allow the power and cable companies to repair lines Officials from the utilities and cable companies worked on repairs from 11 to 4 The crane was driven by Ricky Brownsworth 34 of New Braunfels Brownsworth is an employee of Hunter Industries which is working on the construction of the highway The 18wheeler was driven by Jim my Callahan of Nash The other vehi cle involved was a 1989 Chevrolet pickup driven by David Dodson of Corpus Christi Minor damage was also done to the Mexico Imports storage building located off the highway The business is owned by Felipa Caballero of New Braunfels Council approves resolution asking county to consider EAA nomination By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels city council members have until 5 Tues day afternoon to make suggestions about appointments to the Edwards Aquifer Authority and the South Central Texas Advisory Committee The council passed a resolution last night requesting the county take into consideration nomina tions from the city council Some council members expressed their concern over the feet that the appointment to the authority and committee is made by the Comal County Commis sioners Court rather than the city Some said that because the city and New Braunfels Utilities con tributed heavily to the lawsuit the city should be able to make the appointment District 4 Council member Paul Fraser said the issue is that the city came forward in the lawsuit He said between NBU and the city more than was con tributed to lawsuit Comal County contributed approximately according to Fraser The county never entered the lawsuit At issue here is that any commissioners court should have known this is a very important issue and should have joined in a long time said Fraser Fraser suggested a nominating committee be formed in order to come up with names for the authority However because of time limitations the council mem bers opted to make their own rec ommendations The commissioners court is expected to appoint someone to the committee at its regular meet ing on Thursday The council also heard a report from the citys Comal Springs negotiator Doug Miller Miller said the city is represented on the Authority because each resident of the city has a commissioner and county judge on the court He said the decision to have the county make the appointment was made by state legislators District 2 Council member Dan Bremer said he felt having the commissioners make the decision was the best thing to do because each district is represented by a commissioner New Braunfels resident Gil Lindsey agreed with Fraser and said by entering the lawsuit the city and NBU showed they are willing to put their money where their worries he said The Comal Springs are the heart and the water from them is the blood of the economics of New he said Lindsey encouraged a coopera tive effort between the county and the city on making the appoint ment CISD board of trustees approve budget increase Monday night By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a increase in the districts budget at Monday nights special budget meeting The total CISD budget for 199394 of was approved 52 with board members Douglas Kirk and Tom Bruce voting against approval Operating budget increases have aver aged percent over the last four years including 199394 while enrollment increases have been above that for two of the last three years Although the 199394 bud get estimates enrollment increases at only percent Jim Middleton CISD Board President expressed concern about the dis tricts reaction to the growth in enrollment What bothers me a little bit is the dis parity between growth versus budget said Middleton When in fact were probably going to grow in excess of 9 to 10 percent the percent operating budget increase is not going to be ade Eightytwo percent of the budget is ded icated to salaries and related expenses This year the district added 36 teachers two counselors one assistant principal and 10 aides According to Abel Campos Financial Director for CISD that probably wont be enough to get through the upcoming school year When asked by a patron if the budget would allow for hiring additional teachers during the year Campos said it did not and the administration would be coming back to the board if such a need arose Another issue which relates to the enroll ment growth is the districts need for addi tional facilities According to Roy Linnartz Maintenance Director another facility is needed in the Bulverde area the Startzville area and the old middle school in New Braunfels which is currently being used as a warehouse for the district needs to be renovated to provide additional classrooms in New Braunfels The board is considering a bond issue to address facility needs although Board Mem ber Douglas Kirk predicted that the district would be urable to pass a bond issue with in twelve months of the last attempt For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144