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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas it FRIDAY Texas Texas Tech likely to join and Baylor in flie Big Eight COUHTDOWNi 393 DAYS NewBraunfeli Sesquleehtennlal March March NewBraunfels mg Herald 16 Pages In one section Friday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ORAN it NELROSE KOEPP I Vol 142 No 76 Inside count Church Sports Stnmmlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Benita Dominguez Charles L Waite Randy Vittarreal Satur Angelita Garcia Dahlia Guerrero Kimberty John son Veronica Erben Roy Cover Audrey Lipke Car men Lyons Virginia Poggemeyer Melvin Voigt Happy Anniversary to Oran Nelrose Koepp 38 Dennis Molly Koepp 11 years Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels Her aldZettung Customers wishing to order these unique shirts may do so by placing orders Zeitung office 7J57 Landa St Customers should allow seven business days for delivery ment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Masonic Lodge to present awards to students teachers New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will have an open meeting Tuesday March 1 at to present Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar medals to one student and one teacher from New Braunfels and Canyon High Schools The awards are for excellence in personal achievement The pub lic is invited to attend Members and visitors are urged to attend League to sponsor juvenile violence justice panel The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters will sponsor a panel on Juvenile Vio lence and Justice Tuesday March 3 at 7 at the Victoria Bank Trust Herb Schneider Room The League is participating in a one year study on the issue of juvenile violence and justice The panel discussion will focus on prevention and will feature Robert Owens of the police department discussing the DARE program Maribeth Powers from the Texas Juvenile Probation Department Martha Ellis with the PRIDE program Marti Woodard from the Comal County Juvenile Probation Department and Jansey Madden who is a member of the Texas League of Women Voters Juvenile Violence and Justice Committee The public is encouraged to attend For more information con tact Darlene Hicks at 6295167 Stounmttodb TntNfwBraMnftliHtraldZtitung imitet its readers to submit items to Stommtixh According to On of tht German community Slommtixh rtprtuntsv fitting plaetfer nrnbtrt eftht community to tothtr and short At days hopptn Wtimitt you to short with WtiEDi ationDismct began an the for WORD during ThursdaysFriends for Rivers EdNoten cracyis made up of only one person she also explained that she believe WORD will to mote effective if it can make It through one mote summer Cowt cannot tfew W the Rivet by itselCsaidCasteel Castecl also said the budget for WORD is made up of regular meeting county commissioner candidate Ed Nolan spoke to the grMp aboutWOm Nolaatoldlhe group thatthe budget made up of user fees but instead was a Sales tax He also said that threefourto of tteVVORD budget is made up of from people Staying in hotels motels earrfpgttjuflds etc Nolan also expressed that he believes WORD Is a bureaucracy and that Commissioners Court should be responsible for cleaning up the Guadalupe River Nolan was met We haveadistrict imposing special taxes oti a edpart countypassedby a county wide said Nolan there am some things about WORD that need to be improved Casteel disputed Nolans remarks by saying the have going so far Taking it totally Out would be going backward WORD is the only vehicle we have at this he said Mends for Rivers recently wrote a letter to Comraiss Court showing its support for WORD Nolan suggested Friends for Rivers reconsider that stance hear both sides of WORD issue fyfoJSBMARteeASH dissolving WORD are really taming WORD We believe this would be a ifrebWidOMwitogettfdQftherats step backwards anduWmately harm twtfh MtotbrfmWeneedtoerophaswie Ouadalupe River Neighbor WORD provides a means of local 11 neighborhood bmros Lois Duggan a Canyon Lake resJ T TFFT vr TWPV W ft ment on the Guadalupe River also dent who has opposed WORD also in support of presented docutnentation to support alegalentityaMshouWtheteforebe jeigwxjnwOdCOMaojt jeguiting and manning the dissolved by Comal County Coitt orgjmbatioa has supported W COflftept k tors who cause the problems rather House Bill 2104 did not authO to said Duggant that Court circulated in ment with a list of Items that she said the state Wll had feet SSttffiSSrSK support for WORD and requesting on motion dissolve the unau thortojd Comal County Water 04 totk ftourt dissolve the CISD board approves twoyear contract for Rusty Brockman Gun dealers say they are ready for Brady Bill Background 611601 gU By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff VVriter Local gun dealers and law enforce cllCClcS ment officers say they are prepared for the Brady Bill to go into effect next week The bill will go into effect on Mon day The bill requires a 5day waiting period for the purchase of handguns so that a criminal background check can be conducted on those buying the guns TTie background checks will be con ducted by the chief law enforcement officer of the city or county where the person attempting to buy the gun resides New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen said his department for everyone as he has developed a written pol icy concerning conducting background checks The policy has been sent to area dealers Headen also said he does not expect the new law to cause many problems for his department I dont anticipate this to be that much of a said Headen We will have to see what kind of volume jve will get I dont think the volume here locally will be asked to answer basic questions concerning their background That form will be submitted to the chief law enforcement officer The officer will have five days to approve or disapprove the persons request If the person is approved the sale will be completed We want to make it as convenient We cant always look into some ones said CantuWhitoff said he does not believe the Brady Bill will have a large effect on his business because most of his customers are not impulse buyers He said he is a supporter of the new law If there is any possibility that it will make a difference and save lives then I support he said I feel it is going to help keep handguns away from people who should not have be that Headen said his depart PollCG Chief Howard Dietz owner of ment will suggest anyone Rirk Hoarlon Dietz Gun Shop said he will with a felony on their no longer sell handguns record should be denied because of the hassle asso The checks can become a dated with the new law problem when a person does not have a criminal history but after buying a gun uses it to commit a crime said Headen We cant always look into some ones he said The first step for a person to pur chase a gun is filling out an intent to purchase handgun statement according to Mike CantuWhitoff owner of Docs Gun Shop in New Braunfels Its not going to solve a thing except harass everybody and raising the price Criminals will also get more for stealing and selling guns on the street Its not going to solve any probi he said The Comal County Sheriffs Office will conduct background checks for persons in the county and the New Braunfels Police Department will con duct checks for people in the incor CantuWhitoff said the person will porated areas of New Braunfels Quest for Junior Miss title begins By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Board of Trustees voted 52 to rehire Canyon Middle School Principal Rusty Brockman to a 2year contract at last nights CISD board meeting Brockmans contract was not extended last year following an inves tffMtfsm stf made in the summer of 1992 Brockman was one of five high ranking administrators in the district who were punished in the incident One administrator was fired one was issued a repriiMal awl Brockman did not have their contracts 1993 7m pleased the board decided to renew all the said CISD Superintendent Jerry Major I have confidence in all our Brockmans contract was one of sev eral contracts approved by the board In other busi ness the board asked for recom mendations for classroom facili ties for 199495 to be put on the agenda for the next board meet ingMarchTasan Rurty Brockman action item The administra tion reported that they were consider ing alternatives such as year around school at the elementary levels the use of gymnasium space at the ele mentary schools miking the old Canyon Middle School the sixth grade campus for the entire district and split schedules for grades six through 12 to grcwth in student population next year Trustees approved a modified block schedule for Smithson Valley High School and Canyon High School for the 199495 school year NBU board decides to keep LCRA lease about the lease was brought before ulA tmfttn tffnrina m m n By JENNIFER ROMPa Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees decided to hold oa to their letae of the Lower River Authority for the old Comal Power Plant and the hydro electric plant Thf issue OR whether or not Geiwral Mtniger Bob Sohn should The issue was brought before the board because other groups have shown an interest in using the plant In other business the board also approved to Comal County onehalf mile easement located from Bunker Road to New Coyote Ran Road Tte easement is needed to build a newroftd Young thilr tttnw routin W Itmt which will btfin tonHht n tht Ntw sets new record for total membership Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitunq
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