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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Schlitterbahn hosts Bodyboarding championships today See Page 6 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 303 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 182 TX 12 Pages in one section Tuesday May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of DAVID HERRERA SR Vol 142 No 138 Inside Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to David Her rera Margaret Morris Rosa Diaz Robin Hanover Malari Ann Castilleja John Schluter James Good en Jose Espinoza Jimmy Freeman Car Ron McEwen NB Art League plans big sale June The New Braunfels Art League is organizing its Trash and Treasure Sale Scheduled for June 17 and 18 at 239 W San Antonio proceeds will go toward helping renovate the building To find out more about vendor spaces or to donate items for the sale call Sharon Ncuhaus at 625 6570 or Dottie Bagley at 6255736 Friends for Rivers to meet Thursday The next meeting of Friends for Rivers will be this Thursday at 7 in the Herb Schneider room of Victoria Bank Trust Guest speaker will be State Rep resentative Edmund Kuemple who will discuss current and future leg islation of river issues as well as answer questions abou the possibil ity of a container deposit law The public is invited to attend Leadership NB class to graduate on May 24 Robert Orr Chair of the Chambers Leadership New Braunfels commit tee announced that graduation for the class of 94 has been scheduled for on Tuesday May 24 in the New Braunfels Civic Center The 20 participants will be hon ored with a social hour dinner and a presentation ceremony featuring Dr Jim Kern nationallyknown inspira tional leader The Leadership New Braunfels program kickedoff in October with a VIP reception and overnight retreat and continued monthly with fullday sessions through May Topics includ ed city and county government deal ing with the media parks and recre auon economic development and others The program was organized last year by the chamber of commerce in order to identify and bring together men and women who desire to improve their leadership skills and to learn more about our community Within the next few weeks applica tions will be accepted for the class of 95 The graduation program is open to the public and tickets may be pur chased at the chamber of commerce office City workshop planned A workshop for members of the Safe City Commission members of the city council and residents of dis trict 1 will meet to discuss neighbor hood watch programs and improve ments to Eikel Field Park The meeting is set for Eikel Field W San Antonio St at Grape Avenue May 25 at Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeratdZeilung invites its readers to submit items to Slanunlisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a silting place for members of the community to gather and share tht days happenings We invite you to share with Fraser named mayor by 43 vote By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer In a four to three vote city council members decided to name District 4 city council member Paul Eraser mayor of New Braunfels It is humbling to know I have been selected by my peers yet what is more important is I ran on a cam paign twice now saying that the mayor should be elected by the people That requires Paul Fraser an amendment to the said Fraser I certainly believe strongly while I am proud to serve here that it is appropriate that the people1 of the city should elect the Fraser the senior council person was nomi nated by city council member Chris Bowers The other nominee was District 1 council member Ambrosio Butch Benitez who was nominated by council member Jan Kennady District 2 council member Mary Serold voted for Fraser despite the fact she was presented with 32 signatures requesting the mayor be elected from the atlarge council positions Serold said she made the decision to vote for Fraser because she had received many phone calls from people in her district who wanted her to vote for Fraser At 5 two people from my district pre sented me with petitions one with nine signatures and one with 23 signatures There was no verifi cation of the signatures being those of registered she said I had many more phone calls expressing con cern over what is to come with the cement plant and spring flow I have to listen to all of she said explaining that callers were asking her to vote for Fraser They the petitioners exercised their I could not vote the way 23 people and nine people wanted I wanted to make sure I was HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Council member Mary Serold hugs former mayor Rudy Seidel after the council passed a resolution and presented him with a plaque and gavel for his service to the city doing what was right for the she said large position Serold sajd the petitioners were ing metakmg it upon myself to states the mayor must be elected from within the change the way the charter is she council and it does not specify which district or at said I am not going to be a part of The petitions were presented to council by local residents Ray Schoch and Bill Biggadike Schoch said the purpose of the surveys was to let Serold know there were many people who felt the same way they did Schoch and Biggadike spoke to Serold during a District 2 meeting last week Whom we ended up with was a person who won by a very near victory Those who won at large positions won by a wide majority They represent the whole said Schoch Schoch explained the petition was merely a survey to show Serold he and Biggadike were not the only ones who had the opinion the mayor should be elected from the atlarge positions and it was given to Serold just for her information Also in four to three vote Bowers was named mayor pro tem Benitez was also nominated for the position towers said he will work hard for the city council I am very honored the council elected me to be mayor pro tem I look forward to sewing the city in this capacity I look forward to a great said Bowers Former Mayor Rudy Seidel relinquished his post last night Council members presented a res olution to Seidel thanking him for his service He was also presented with a plaque and gavel Seidel thanked his family and the council for helping him during his term as mayor and city council member I want to thank all of the people of District 3 who had enough faith in me to vote for me I want to thank all the people who always come here and show interest in the 1 also want to thank all the department heads and all the people who work in this building They have been wonderful to he said New city council members Tim Walker at large and Brenda Freeman District 3 took their office last night Also taking his oath office was Fraser This is the first time in a year that all seven city council positions have been filled Renovation of toober exit put on hold by council HeraldZeitung photo by SUE ENGLAND Schlitterbahn celebration Members of the Comal Community Band played at Schlitterbahn Saturday as part of the parks 15th Anniversary Grand Opening celebration Members Include Director Ken McGuIre Mary Thompson Gayle McGuIre Brenda Penshorn Melanle Schulze Peggy Lee Joe Waldrop Key Petrle Sherry Marshall Sandy Jackson Jennifer Voges Ken Gandall Brad Baker Doris C French Brenda Corey Frank Chuber Don Bourquln Dixie Waldrop Jack Mlscoe John Gaunt Patrick Johnson Ken Frazer Bob Wllkins Doug Rabe Sharon Miller Bill Holden Henry Garza Dee Cain Richard Fletcher By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A proposal to renovate the Union Avenue toober exit by initiating user fees and permits has been put on hold after city council members heard com ments from tube renters and parks and recreation board members Parks and recreation board chair man Hal Herbelin presented city coun cil with a proposal asking that S25 permit fee per year be charged to tube renters and 25 cents per day fee be charged for each tube rented The funds would be designated to be used for the Union Street exit There have not been any lawsuits down there yet but it is just a matter of said Herbelin The agenda item asking for an ordi nance allowing for the fees to be passed was withdrawn City council members expressed interest in explor ing whether or not the funds for the renovations can be found in the city budget Tube renter Ray Felger expressed his discontent about fees being enact ed It seems we have become very pro prietary about things that are public and should be supported by the pub said Felger It is a public exit and should be supported by public In other business the council autho rized the city manager to request pro posals for a recycling program for the city of New Braunfels A reauest for proposals was written by recycling committee member Lar ry Scott The request will be sent to known recyclers in the area and will be published in two newspapers The pro posals will be opened on June 30 The options included in the request are for curbside recycling and dropoff recycling Once the proposals are reviewed by the committee a vendor and method will be recommended to the council Police Parks Rec expand summer recreation program By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels Police Department and the Parks Department have expanded the Summer Recreation Program for 1994 This year the pro gram will include a third location and summer youth employment program Lone Star Elementary and Lamar Elementary will again be serving children ages 6 to 12 years old Frazier Elementary is the new site for this year It will also serve youth ages 6 to 12 New Braunfels Middle School is the site for the youths 13 to 18 years old The elementary schools will be open from noon to and New Braun fels Middle School will be open from noon to 8 Lt Felix Roque who oversees the program said last year 250 youths participated in the pro gram Roque said this year the youth will be required to have an identification card in order to participate The cost to participate in the program is S5 This will cover all activities the cost of a tshirt and the identification card The purpose is to provide the youth of New Braunfels with some recreational outlet When school ends many youths do not have any struc tured recreational he said Scheduled programs include a bicycle rodeo exercise classes classes gardening classes bicycle repair and maintenance classes selfimage seminars karate lessons and arts and crafts lessons Other activities include swim ming basketball organized games and field trips Officials are also hoping to mark the end of the summer by taking a special field trip Last year the group went to Fiesta Texas The trip was funded through donations from New Braunfels citizens Donations for this years trip can be made to the New Braunfels Parks Department with a note Summer Recreation Program These should be sent to the New Braunfels Police Department attention Lt F Roque 111 West Garden Street New Braunfels Texas 78130 Registration will be 8 to 3 June 4 in the Landa Recreation Center in Landa Park The program is funded with money from the Com munity Development Block Grant Participants in the Summer Youth Employ ment Program will be working with the children in the recreation program The purpose of the employment program is to find summer employ ment for youths 14 to 20 years old who are hav ing a hard time find a job according to Roque Other services to be provided by those in the program arc communityservice work such as painting public buildings reconstruction of the nature trail in Panther Canyon and cleaning the rivers The youth will also take classes for first aid selfimaging CPR and job skills For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846
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