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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas 1 TUESDAY A Look Ahead at Smithson Valley Hoops See Spo COUNTDOWNi 483 DAYS New Braunfels1 Sesqulcentenn March March New Braunfels Herald 10 Pages in one section Nov Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of LORINE STARTZ l Vol 142 No 8 INSIDE Farm Ranch Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung extends the following birthday wish es BUlie Albrecht Irene Scholz MarkLyon Raven Gomez Lorine Startz Monica Vargas Diana Vela Ruben R Leal Stu art Browning Carolyn Clancy Frances Crowe Mildred Krause Lucille Pape Carolyn Rupel HeraldZeitung Cheer fund donations sought The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy fam ilies is continuing with much suc cess according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Avery said that any type of nonperishable food item can be donated as well as money The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year To donate call the Herald Zeitungat 6259144 Todays donations were from Mr Mrs Troy Burch Sr Anonymous Senior Citizen Todays Total Plaza tree lighting ceremony slated The annual Plaza tree lighting ceremony and holiday festivi ties will be held Tuesday Nov 30 beginning at This years program sponsored by the Downtown Association includes Lone Star Elementary Choir Hospice tree Community Band Mariachis and photos with Santa who will arrive in town by firetruck Call 620 5683 or 6082100 for more information Jingle Bell Run The First Annual Downtown Jingle Bell Run will be held Tuesday Nov 30 before the Plaza tree lighting Wear a cos tume and join the fun Registra tion is children through Nov 23 after that date Call 6253778 or 6294832 for information Mountain Valley needs trees Mountain Valley Elementary School is in need of artificial Christmas trees for the class rooms Please call 9643755 day time or 8997963 evenings for any donations Comal Democrats meeting Nov 23 The Comal County Chapter of Texas Democratic Women will meet today at Comal Bowl 1205 Comal County Democrats will meet at tonight fol lowing the TDW at Comal Bowl For more information call 6200864 or 6290441 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung 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 A REAL WORLD Educational forums designed to send message of meeting real world needs By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The first of the New County Real World Forums designed to determine the skills and knowledge young people need to be successful in the real world was held at the New Braunfels Civic Center Monday from 5 to 7 The effort called Raising Expec tations to Meet RealWorld is being conducted in cooperation with the Office of Governor Ann Richards the Texas Higher Education Coordi nating Board the Texas Department of Commerce the Texas Employment Commission and the Texas Business and Education Coalition Last nights session was given by the two local school districts in conjunc tion with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce The major feature of the sessions is citizen participation in determining what students need to know and be able to do by the time they graduate to be successful in higher education in the workplace and in other adult set Citizens responses to this question will help guide state policy for public schools in curriculum student assess ment and classroom instruction All groups community civic professional business and industry labor college and university govern mental religious educational and oth ers are encouraged to participate in this public involvement process by holding a Real World Forum Anyone can hold one of these said Carol Hall assistant superintendent for curriculum at Comal Independent School District who con ducted the forum In fact I highly encourage these participants to go back to their own groups and host their own forums The more groups that can give input statewide the According to Hall anyone interest ed may contact her at CISD the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict the Region Educational Service Center or the Texas Education Agency for information on how to get the mate rials and training the state pjpvides to conduct the fbrums r r HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH ReaB World forum A full room audience listened to the educational Real World forum From left are Jackie Heitkamp Dennis Heitkamp Dr Charles Bradberry Mike Fitsko Ken McGuire and Karen Simpson The forums started in October and will continue into December About 40 participated in Monday nights ses sion After an overview presentation and a 20 minute film on the real participants were divided into groups of about ten to discuss and fill out two simple forms One asked what should highschool students know andbe able to do by the time they graduate The other asked In what settings do young people function after they graduate from school meant to help participants think about the many dif ferent skills and knowledge young peo ple need and help the discussion leader organize the ideas from the discus sion and For which of the settings listed do you believe schools should have significant responsibility for preparing young Hall said she will compile the infor mation gathered summarize it pro vide participants with a copy and send a copy to the Region XIII Education Service Center in Austin They in turn will put together a regional report a copy of which will be returned to local participants and that will be sent to TEA who will consider all the Regional Education Service Center reports in curriculum revision revision City council okays budget plan By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council unanimously approved the 1994 budget of the Convention and Visitors Bureau during the councils regular meeting last night The operations of the are conducted by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce The chamber first presented the budget to council members at their meeting on Nov 8 The council opted to table approving the budget at that time until the budget could be approved by the chambers board of directors Chamber President Tom Purdum presented the budget to the council Monday night He said he was pleased with the councils decision I am pleased we can put this to rest I thought every body was very cooperative I am pleased with the results I am glad to have an unanimous he said This years budget is This is an increase of almost over the 1993 budget According to chamber officials some additional items in this years budget include for television advertising and for a conversion study on the tourism campaign The is funded by hotel and motel sales taxes According to state law the funds can only be used to pro mote tourism During Mondays council meeting Purdum and mem bers of the city council also discussed the possibility of finding a way for the two groups to work together to ren ovate or build a kitchen in the Civic Center and possibly add a storage room The suggestion to renovate the kitchen was made by Mayor Rudy Seidel and supported by Council Member Chris Bowers What I would like to see is for the chamber to set aside some of the so that the kitchen could be fixed up in the Civic said Seidel Purdum said he cannot say the chamber will help with the renovations until he can talk to the chamber board of directors The chamber has a track record of helping the city with a lot of things especially the Civic he said The chamber has done a good job Ill hand you that every day of the said Seidel Purdum explained he was not sure if money from the could be used for the Civic Center but suggest ed the renovations could be a project the city and cham ber to work on together Illegal cargo HeraldZeitung photo by ROSE MARIE EASH Department of Public Safety Trooper Scott Haag displays the worth of Marijuana seized In a traffic stop this week end The drugs weighed approximately 306 pounds Thirty oneyearold Thomas Mendoza Fegundo was arrested In con nection with the confiscation Tssst Wanna run for a city council seat9 No candidates have stepped up to run for for vacant council positions By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer As of Monday afternoon no candidates have filed to run for the position of city council member for District 2 Officials at the city secretarys office said three candidate packets have been picked up but no filings have been made Can didates have until Dec 15 to file for the office Filing began last week Those filing must be a registered voter of New Braunfels and must have lived in District 2 for a minimum of 12 months The position was left vacant after District 2 residents recalled city councilman Dan Bremer The election to fill the seat will be held Jan 15 In addition to this seat an atlarge position for city council is now open However officials said this office will not be filled until the regular May election The atlarge position was left open after a judge determined this week that James Goodbread is not eligible to serve on the city council Officials at the city secretarys office said the election for the atlarge candidate could not be held on Jan 15 because the Justice Department requires at least 60 days between the time an election is called and when it is held City council offi cials have not called the election for this position Officials said the election must also be held on a uniform elec tion day The next uniform election day is not until May At that time elections will also be held for two other council members City council delays vote on mayor pro tern By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council opted last night to once again delay electing a mayor pro tern The decision has been delayed until after the May 7 election The motion to delay the election was made by Council Member Chris Bowers I feel it would be more appropriate to elect a mayor pro tem at a point in time when we have a full said Bowers The council was originally set to elect the mayor pro tem in June However the decision was delayed at that time until a judge could rule on whether or not former Council Member James Goodbread was eligible to serve on the council The council also conducted the following business Approved the final reading of an ordi nance of the city council establishing procedural rules for an impact fee advisory committee Scheduled a workshop to discuss land acquisition at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport The workshop will be held at 7 Jan 4 in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Presented the Public Housing Manage ment Assessment Program High Achiever Award to representatives of the New Braunfels Housing Authority Presented a proclamation to the Unicom Girls Cross Country Team for winning first place at the state meet and presented a procla mation to Melinda Valdez for participating in the Miss 1994 Texas Teen Event Approved the first reading of an ordi nance adopting the most recent edition of the city map as the official map of New Braunfels Denied a request by McKenna Memorial Hospital for free use of the Civic Center for a town forum on health care Approved a request of New Braunfels Utilities to vacate abandon and close portions of Rock Street and North Central Avenue Authorized the city manager to advertise for bids for emergency light bars for the police department For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144
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