Wednesday, April 6, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 6, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Kansas City Chiefs sign Tony Casillas to new contract See 10A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 349 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZeit 16 Pages in one section ft Wednesday April Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of AMANDA PETTY Vol 142 No 104 Inside Letters to the Sports The Marketplace Special inserts HEB Sears Bealls Kentucky Fried Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Helen Mims Chelsea Moore Amanda Petty Kermit Jonas Edna Bindner RuihFrttzler Alice Schorn Car oline Terns Charles Veselis Ronald Walter Walter E Sumn er Plaza Nites to begin tomorrow night The Plaza comes alive with New Braunfels music each Thursday in April beginning tomorrow night with the Com munity Band The concert which begins at 7 on the band stand is the first in the downtown music series Plaza Under the direction of Ken McGuire the Community Band performs at the July 4th parade and celebration Wurstfest Was sailfest and other local events Concert goers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and friends picnics are Future concerts will feature Bobby and Jack and Don locals and Don popular favorites Mogan David and the Grapes of Wrath and New Braunfels very talented Rosie y Los Muchachos The free concert series is produced by the Main Street Project For information on concert dates or group attendance or to obtain concert flyers call Pene lope Church at 6082100 Candidates forums set for local races The Coma Area Provisional League of Women Voters will hold a candidates forum featur ing CISD School Board Trustee candidates on Tuesday April 19 from 7 to 9 The forum will be held at GVTC on FM 3159 The local League of Women Voters will also sponsor a candi dates forum for the New Braun fels City Council candidates on Thursday April 14 from 7 to 9 at the NBISD board room at 430 W Mill The audience will be invited to ask questions at the conclusion of the candidates remarks The pub lic is invited to attend both forums For more information call Bill Eash at 210 9803188 or Dar lene Hicks 210 6295167 Childrens Museum orchestra forming The Childrens Museum Tele vision Orchestra is now forming Anyone wanting to be a part of the soundtrack team should call Denise at 210 4977782 for more information Marion VFD to host pancake breakfast The Marion Volunteer Fire Department will have an allyou aneat pancake breakfast at the station on Sunday April 10 from 7 to Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Slammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with NBISD takes hard look at growth By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Potential growth in Comal County will force the New Braunfels Independent School District to look at meeting that growth says Superinten dent Charles Bradberry The superintendent discussed future building needs to handle the projected growth of the dis trict before the school board Tuesday night He said there are 278 more students in the district this year than last Highlevel growth projections put district enrollment at by the year about more than currently had Ive heard that developers want to put about Enrollment projected at by the year 280 new homes in the southern parts of the dis he said You take growth like that plus other growth and thats a new elementary stu dent A new elementary is something Bradberry would like to plus additions at other schools He said such plans would take two years if a bond issue was called in the fall passed by spring and buildings in place by 1996 If a new elementary housing fourth and fifth grades could be built across from Memorial Ele mentary Memorial Primary would hold pre kindergarten kindergarten and first grades while Memorial Elementary would then hold second and third grades AJso Bradberry called for 14 new classrooms at Lamar Primary making it prekindergarten kindergarten and first grade Lone Star Primary could house second grade and half of third from Seele Elementary while Seele would house half of third plus fourth and fifth grades This would basically give us some good space at those schools for some time to he said New Braunfels High School needs 10 extra rooms that could be built on top a building orig inally built in 1990 Bradberry would also like the library to be moved to the front of the building as a main showcase allowing extra space for sci ence classes The possibilities of adding athletic dressing facilities for soccer softball and baseball under the visiting stands at the football stadium and synthetic turf for the football field as a cost saver were also addressed Current repair needs include roofing projects at Seele Lone Star and the middle school and asbestos removal in several schools Were saying the growth is said Brad berry We need the elementary and those class rooms in line by September of 1996 The excep tion is the high school which we might place to Poetry in motion the tune of 180 when the game had to be cancelled due to heavy rains The Rangers stand HeraldZeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH Water quality quantity to be topic Thursday From staff reports John Ashworth a representative from the Texas Water Development Board will speak Thursday night 7 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium Ashworth will discuss the quality and quantity of water in Coma county mainly with respect to the Trinity Aquifer which covers most of the county He will present charts and graphics explaining the makeup of the aquifer and answer questions The presentation is sponsored by the Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters No can do City officials put end to HEB subcontractor dumping dirt in local flood plain By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A subcontractor working on the construction of the new HEB grocery store will no longer be dumping dirt underneath the Interstate High way 35 bridge over the Guadalupe River accord ing to officials with the city of New Braunfels City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said the city discovered the dirt was being dumped at the location on Sunday and by Monday afternoon the hauling had stopped We discovered it and got a hold of the peo ple doing the hauling and a got a hold of the said Dobrowolski Dobrowolski said the hauling and dumping is believed to have begun on Friday The hauling and dumping was stopped because the dirt was being dumped in the flood plain which is regulated by the Federal Emer gency Management Association Dobrowolski said FEMA regulations state that a person cannot do anything to property that will cause the 100year flood waters to increase above or below the property The dirt is expected to stay where it is until an engineering study can be completed The study will determine whether or not the dirt will affect the flood plain At this time we are requiring an engineering study The property owners will be required to adhere to the findings of the study or remove the said Dobrowolski The engineering study will not be paid for by the city Instead the property owner or HEB must decide who will be responsible for the study Dobrowolski said the city has received several phone calls concerning the dirt being dumped He said many of the phone calls have come from homeowners in the area The property in question is owned by three people Dobrowolski said HEBs subcontrac tor will now haul its dirt to other sites that are not in the flood plain He said there are many people in the area who will want to take fill soil The new grocery store site is located on the corner of Walnut and Highway 81 in New Braunfels It is expected to be completed by the end of 1994 Recent Attorney General ruling indicates chamber records are open to public By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Texas Attorney Generals Office recently handed down an opinion which stated the Arling ton Chamber of Commerce and the Arlington Economic Development Foundation are subject to the Open Records Act The opinion also states that the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is a governmental body to the extent that it receives support from the Arlington Economic Development Foundation which is funded by city money On June the Attorney General gave an opinion to the Greater San Marcos Chamber of Commerce which stated that neither the Greater San Marcos Chamber of Commerce the San Marcos Economic Development Council or the San Marcos Convention and Visitors Bureau are governmental bodies The opinion went on to state that those entities are not subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act However in the June opinion it was stated that the entities may be subject to the Open Records Act to the extent that they receive pub lic funds Whether or not commerce are subject to the Open Records Act and Open Meet ings Act was a source of controversy in New Braunfels last fall However the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce released all of its expenses dealing with the Convention and Visitors Bureau includ ing the chamber presidents salary Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Tom Purdum agreed the opinions are conflicting and the subject is a matter of inter pretation He said the Texas Chamber of Commerce is pursuing the matter Purdum said in his opinion a chamber of com merce is a private organization He agreed the use of the taxes are pub lic record However he said admin istrative costs should not be open because the city con tracts with the chamber and pays them for services ren dered The moneys paid to us for administering the pro gram are put in the general fund and are not subject to open said Purdum For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846 TS 7