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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Alow Bfaunfcls boys host district AUmw Heights See Sports 410 DAYS New Braunfels 10 Pages In one section Tuesday Feb Serving Comal Bounty for more than 142 years of UUC MONSIVAIS Vol 142 No 63 INSIDE 2 Restaurant 3 SltimmlKsch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungl The New Braurfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Loll C Monst 94 Betty Fey Juanita Hernan dez John McLellan Ruth Afford V Nell Cramer Virginia Davis Mary Matthews Hilda Schwab Roma Schwab Ann Selgler Nor maStultz CHS block scheduling meeting Feb 10 Parents and students are invited to attend CanyonHigh Schools second informational meeting to discuss the proposed block sched uling for the 199495 school year The meeting is Thursday Feb 10 at 7 in the school commons Parents with eighth grade students are encouraged to attend as their students will begin the freshman year in the new class block sched uling program Historic Landmark Commission meeting The City of New Braunfels His toric Landmark Commission will meet on Feb 10 at in the New Braunfels Municipal Build ing conference room C Among items listed on the agendaforthe meeting are reports from including an update on the His toric LandmarifArticles and conp sideration of press opportunities Also listed to be discussed will be an update from the mission statement committee and a review of the Historic Landmark Commission ordinance Mardi Gras party at Knights off Columbus Mardi Gras New Braunfels will be held Saturday Feb 12 at tiie Knights of Columbus Hall from 8 to midnight Advance tickets are at Henne Hardware the Chamber of Commerce Centex Office Center China Things and New Braun fels Jewelry Tickets will be at the door Proceeds benefit GermanAmeri can Society Scholarship Fund Comal Elementary garage sale set Comal Elementary School will sponsor a garage sale on Saturday Feb 12 from 9 to 3 Over 300 families have donated to the sale To get to the sale take 135 to Schwab Rd and take exit 180 then follow the signs Walking tour set for fish hatchery On Feb 26 the Wood State Fish Hatchery in San Mar cos will offer a walking tour from 7 to 10 Participants will take a guid ed walk throughout the hatchery facility and along the river The tour serves as an excellent oppor tunity for novice and expert bird watchers to roee and exchange information A passport is required for each person age 17 and over Passports may be purchased the morning of the tour Reservations are required Call Katherine Ramos at Staimntisch fa rtadtrt to tubvdt ittmt to According la the Archive and members of fa German Staamtufb rtprtwitt 9 tilting placifar mtmbtrt qftht community to gather and than tiu fays bopfxwys w Key Casteel air differences at forum By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer County Judge Carter Casteel and challenger Ted Key faced off once again in the candidate forum held Monday night at the Bulverde Comu nity Be careful of a shell said Casteel in response to implications by Key that county funds have diminished during her term of office Were taking longterm money and using it for short term said Key Key attacked Casteels record in office imply ing that under her stewardship county funds have actually decreased but have been supplemented by funds intended for longterm projects like coun ty roads and bridges Casteel took a page from Ross Perots cam paign tactics and presented charts of informa tion she said rebutted Keys claims My first budget was the said Casteel In 1992 we started with million and ended with million In 1993 the unaudited numbers were starting with million and ending with million and it will probably be more like or million The general fund is better off today than when I she said In the road and bridge funds at the end of 1990 there was million in 1991 million in 1992 million and in 1993 it is about the same Key makes challenge to debate Casteel Carter Casteel Ted Key The two candidates began by identifying issues they considered most important in their campaigns Casteel spoke of the need for a juvenile detention cen ter and water as two signifi cant issues Key again challenged Cas teel to a debate and spoke of budget defecits Following their presenta tions questions were randomly selected from the audience Aside from the county funds issue Casteel and Key disagreed on the need for a juve nile detention center Im not in favor of a juvenile detention said Key Why dont we as a county look into training We dont need to build and rent out our Key then raised the issue of the county pro viding jail space for state and federal prisoners while local prisoners were turned away Casteel acknowledged the need for juvenile detention facilities however she was in favor of studying the possibility of using space in sur rounding county facilities such the proposed Hays County facility or considering the regional facil ities proposed by a guber natorial A question asking if either candidate knew of one local prisoner who was turned away also brought different responses said Casteel We built the jail larger for the future and we do receive income from housing state and federal prisoners If you dont want us to do that come to Commissioners Court on Thursday and tell us not to rent those beds out and tax you said Key I have first hand knowledge of that Key said that the son a good friend of his has tried to turn himself in oh warrants but has been turned away Sheriff Jack Bremer was present and was asked to comment on Keys statement Thats a said Bremer Do you think if someone walks in to turn themselves in were going to turn them away I have no idea what hes talking about I will check the computer in the Bremer was able to verify that there were out standing warrants in this case and verified that the subject was arrested but has since been freed on bail A question asking what the advantages and disadvantages were for a water district versus a water supply corporation also brought ment between the two county judge Casteel said a water district would be created byi election and would therefore be the decision ofthe taxpayers and while a water supply corporation may also be a solution to some water problems the water supply corporation currently proposed in the Canyon Lake area could possibly represent a conflict of interest since many of the water companies that would be bought up were owned by the persons involved with the project Casteel also noted that rate payers as well as taxpayers need to be protected She said that financial information that has been requested of those parties has not been forthcoming raising the question of legitimacy Key urged the audience to make their own decision about the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation by talking to the parties involved He also stated that he knew of no request for financial assistance concerning the project Asked to clar ify his position later Key said he does support the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation because it immediately addresses quality and delivery problems and is a nontaxing entity The forum was sponsored in part by the Canal Area Provisional League of Women Voters USD board gives approval for new reporting period The ones that didnt get away Top photo Fifteenyearold Steven Anzalone ten proudly displays his 45 pound 13 ounce striper bass he caught with the help of Keith Johnson right while on a canoe on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Dam Sunday afternoon Anzalone said It took over one hour to haul the big catch In He added that It will cost his to mount the trophy Right photo Kenneth Seldel caught this mudcat or bluecat on Lake Dunlap using a trot line The big fish weighed 29 pounds and was 33 Inches long He said he used catfish dough bait By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the Comal Indepen dent School District voted Monday night to approve a waiver to change the reporting period for first grade classes from six weeks to nine weeks The change will not take place until the 19941995 school year It will have substantial paybacks in educational benefits for the students according to Don Clark public information officer for CISD The district already has a nine week reporting period for kindergarten and prefirst grade The sixweeks report card does not really give an accurate evaluation of he said Clark said the nineweek period will give teachers more time to meet with parents With a sixweek reporting period parents and teachers have one conference session however with the nineweek period there would be time for two conferences said Clark Clark said teachers have shown their support for the change In other business the council also heard reports concerning facilities and student growth accbmmodationisr options for the 199495 school year Options discussed included halfday kindergarten coping the enrollment at various schools purchasing portable buildings and renovating the Good win Annex old Canyon Middle Board members suggested a series of public hearings be held to gain input on the options Board President Jim Middleton said the board must make a decisjon by March or April concerning what will be done to accommodate students for Fall 1994 Board members also heard a report concerning homestead exemptions CISD currently has a 20 percent home stead exemption If the exemption were decreased or taken away it would shift the part of the tax burden from the nonhomeowner to the home owner according to Abel CISD financial director If the homestead exemption were decreased the tax rate would also decrease however the tax levy would remain the same This item is expect ed to be brought before the boaid again in April Services for sheriffs deputy set SAFE town meeting to discuss potentially hazardous materials From staff reports Members of Securing A Future Environment an New Braunfelsbased environmental group are sponsoring a town meeting to discuss a recent report from the Lower Colorado River Authority concerning the discovery of several potentially hazardous materials at a LCRA building site on Landa Street Tbe meeting will be held at 7 Feb 8 ia the foyer of the New Braun fels Civic Center Recently the that carbons buried asbestos and other metals on the LCRA property and in Landa Park The announcement of arsenic in the soil near the building and in Landa Park was made at the New Braunfels City Council meeting Jan 17 Officials said the levels of arsenic are not believed to pose a hazard Representatives from tne LCRA will be present to respond to citizen con cerns and answer questions encourages citizens to participate in this opportunity For more information call 1800 Town Meeting When Tonight 7 Where New Braunfels CMc Center 390 S Seguin WhyTo discuss the findings of a recent report from the Lower Colorado River Authority on possible hazardous materials being housed at the vacant LCRA building located on Landa St Representatives from ICRA will be in attendance to respond to any questions from the audience By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County sheriffs deputies are mourning the death of Deputy William Joseph Urban 38 who died Monday morning Urban a resident of Canyon Lake died of a heart attack that occurred while he was on duty at Sunday He was taken to McKenna Memor ial Hospital and died at 1 am Monday Urban began working for the Comal County Sheriffs Office in March of 1984 as a detention officer in the jail He became a patrol officer on Jan 1 1986 Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said Urban was the type of officer on whom officers could depend Bill was a deputy when I took office in 1989 He was one of those kind of guys who was strong as a rock He was always there He never caused any said Bremer He was force in the Whatever you asked him as hippy as he could he said Urban was responding to a call of shots fired Sunday evening Several officers were already on the scene when Urban arrived Bremer said one of the officers walked to Urbans car and told him they had the situation under control At that time toe officer noticed that Urban appeared incoherent Urban then lost consciousness and officers on the scene began CPU An ambulance was called to the scene He was bom in Victoria Heattend ed St Josephs High School in Victo ria Lee College in Baytown and Vic toria College He worked at the New Sraunfels HeraldZeitung as a rural route carri er from May to November 1982 He has also been employed at the Texas Department of Corrections in Rosharon and Alamo Explosives He also was a volunteer for the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Depart ment Urban is survived by his wife Caran Urban and two daughters Services are currently scheduled fa Thursday at Doeppcnschroidt Funeral Home For news advertising or subscription information calf 6259144   

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