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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY COUNTDOWN 403 DAYS Sesqulcentennial March 21 1846 March Unicorns ready for slowdown willi Clemens tonight Page New Braunfels 50 CENTS Her a IdZeitin 188 2627 10 Pages in one section Tuesday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JOVITA PEREZ Vol 142 Nd 68 INSIDE 3 Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeif ung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jovita Perez Teresa Urias Stanley Hummel Mary Lee Bivona Wan da Farr Jovita Flares Harold Poggemeyer Lonnie Schmidt Frank Sluga Clell fancy Thel ma Hopper Stanley Bird Clayton W Shoff Happy Anniversary to Mr Mrs Daniel Rojo WORD meeting set for Feb 16 in Sattler A regular meeting of the Comal County Water Oriented Recre ation District will be held on Feb 16 at at the Canyon Lake Action Center 1941 FM 2673 in Sattler Among items to be discussed in a workshop agenda will be river clean up strategies and a review of the revenue and expense budget for 1994 Among items on the action agenda will be the authorization of a clean up of the upper river Canyon Lake and the lower river in conjunction with National Riv er Clean Up Week Also the authorization to advertise for an additional employee authorize a public hearing on glass and styro foam ordinance and continuing litigation with Canyon Lake Mari na Cranes Mill Marina and Jane Winter Visitors reception Thursday The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the Wurstfest Association will spon sora Winter Visitors Reception on Thursday Feb 17 from to at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin St Door prizes will be given away Music will be provided by Oma the Oompahs Garden Club meeting scheduled for Feb 15 The New Braunfels Garden Club will meet today at 2 15 at Molly Joes Restaurant 1 153 Oasis St Call Mil Duhon at 6203067 by Saturday for reservations St Anns to meet Feb 17 at KC Hall St Anns Christian Mothers Altar Society will meet on Thurs day Feb 17 at 2 in the Knights of Columbus Hall Penelope Church Dowtown Projects Director will be the guest speaker Canyon Arlstocats win Sweepstakes The Canyon High School Arls tocats drill team won five awards including a Sweepstakes award at the Heart 0 Texas according to Allyson DeMasco Siddons the teams director and choreographer The 23meraber team competed Saturday against at least 20 other class 4A teams A feature story on the team with photo will appear in the Wednesday HeraldZettung tammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub mit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the commu nity to gather and share the clays happenings We invite you to share with Early voting to begin tomorrow From staff reports Early voting for the March 8 Pri mary Election starts Feb 16 at the Comal County Courthouse Annex Room 306 The polls at the Courthouse annex will be opened from 8 to Monday through Friday and thru March 4 The Courthouse annex will also be open for early voting on Saturday Feb 27 ftom 9 to 4 and on Sun day Feb 27 from 1 1 to 3 Temporary early voting polls will be open at the Lone Star School on Monday Feb 21 from 2 to 7 at the Canyon Lake Action Cen ter on Monday Feb 28 from 2 to 7 at the Garden Ridge Municipal Complex on Tuesday March 1 from 2 to 7 and at the Bulverde Community Center on Thursday March 3 from 2 to 7 Election day for the primaries is March 8 with polls open from 7 to 7 Polling sites will be listed in the paper after March 3 Sexual assault suspect turns himself in By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County sheriffs deputies arrested Billy Ray Vickers 49 of Pasadenaon charges 6f aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a Wedding with Valentines touch HeratiZeitungphoto by JOHN HUSETH Mark Jenschke left and Stormy Storms right exchanged wedding vows yesterday at Colonial Manor Care Center In New Braunfels The former Ms Storms Is an employee of Colonial Manor The couple decided to have a Valentines Day wedding for an added pact close at hand By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels may be close to reaching agreement concerning the pur chase of airspace owned by two The city council will meet in Building an executive session at tonight at the New Braun fels Municipal Building A tentative agreement was reached at Monday according to New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel who has been working on the negotiations with the families The air space is owned by the Marvin Westmeyer and Wayman Krueger families Marvin Westmeyer said he had no comment on the mat ter at this time Seidel also would not comment on the pro posed terms of the agreement We have agreed on certain items There are other things we would be glad to do if we were not dealing with a high erup governmental he said We dont want to have to go to court The minute we go to court it will cost us so much money and neither party will benefit from said Seidel During a meeting in January the city council authorized the city to go ahead with condemnation proceedings in order to acquired the acres of airspace At that time the owners of the airspace were given 10 days to make a decision However the city continued negotiations after the 10 days and did not proceed in court The airspace in question is located at the end of a runway at the airport It is needed in order for the city to receive a million grant from the federal government The grant will be used to make airport improvements and to acquire the airspace Vickers turned himself in at the Comal County Sheriffs Office at Monday according to Deputy Chief Elwood Hoherz He was wanted on six warrants for aggravated sexual assault and two warrants for indecency with a child Vickers allegedly sexually assault ed his girlfriends two daughters at their home in Canyon Lake The chil dren were living with their mother and her boyfriend at a residence near Canyon Lake The two children ages 8 and 11 were taken into custody by officials from Child Protective Services in Sep tember The girls mother was arrested on 20 on charges of endangering a child She was arrested at her work place The charges were classified as a class A misdemeanor Bond was set at The suspect has paid the bond and been released Council tables decision on LCRA lease By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer City council members voted last night to table a decision on whether or not to continue a lease between the Lower Colorado River Authority and the city of New Braunfels for approximately 18 acres of land adjacent to Landa Park The land in question surrounds the old Comal Power Plant on Landa Street The land was leased from LCRA in 1987 The lease continues until Feb The property was originally leased to be used for park purposes However Mayor Rudy Seidel told the council Monday night that the cost of making the 17 acres look like the rest of Landa Park was estimated to be between million and million Number one we dont have the money If we had million there would be so many other things that could be done with it for the benefit of the people of New he said LCRA has had other offers to do something with the said Seidel Several city residents spoke to the council about future uses of the property and said they hoped the council would continue to be concerned about how the land was used Recently a local group known as the Spirit of 76 has expressed an interest in using the building and property for a museum Residents expressed their concern over possible increases in traffic in the area and the preservation of the property near Landa Park Texas Commerce President Bob Smith said he would hate to see the city relinquish control of the property so abruptly when they could control it for the next 45 years New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees Presi dent Gene Mornhinweg said he believes the city should continue the lease It would be a great addi tion to Landa he said Former city council member James Goodbread said he also believes the city should stay in the lease Goodbread was on the council when the city origi nally entered into the lease You can always do it end the lease at a later time We have a large piece of property for close to he said Goodbread also told council members they would not be able to give up the lease and still have control over the property Youre either going to have to dance or not he said District 2 council member Mary Serold said she was concerned about the citys responsibility con cerning the recent finding of arsenic in the soil at the area The council is expected to take up the matter after results from soil testing at the property are returned Representatives from NBU are expected to meet with LCRA officials on Wednesday City Man ager Mike Shands said more information might be available after that meeting NBISDs Bradberry chosen for academy Mardi Gras New Braunfels From staff reports Charles Bradberry superintendent at New Braunfels Independent School District has been chosen as one of 20 school superintendents in Texas to participate in the Lamar University Beaumont Superintendent Academy Participation is by invitation said Dr Bob Thompson director The 20 were chosen from a list of more than 100 nominees from throughout Texas The selection is an honor not only to the superintendent but also to his board Without the support of forward looking boards no superintendent could have achieved the level of suc cess and recognition these superinten dents have The advance leadership training cen ter on Lamars Beaumont campus is forded by grants from IBM Eduquest Quantum Solutions and the Texas Education Agency It provides senior level executive training for superintendents recognized as leaders in their profession At the academy Bradberry will review the latest technology for enhancing student learning partici pate in seminars conducted by Dr Herbert Wong one of the nations foremost trainers of Fortune 500 com pany executives and receive instruction in Team Focus a software program used by business leaders The academy last a full year and is designed to provide professional growth opportunities with the least amount of time away ftom the dis trict Sessions will be held on five weekends at Lamar Superintendents will also visit other exemplary school districts of similar Chartta Bradberry Saturdaysorduring the summer when school is not in session of Antonto done q Qra ovfetoMtt th Knl9hU of eolumfcw HiU voted M tht bMtdrnitd 9X m For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 4   

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