Friday, July 29, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 244 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqufcentennial March March NewBraunfels MMM Herald 0 Il 0 l A 0 9 0 8 i il j BH J hi 2627 E Y AN DEL OR PASO IX 18 pages in two sections Friday July Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JULIE ERBEN Vol 142 No 186 Inside Success Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeKung The New Braurfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Helen Kanz Julie Erben Jenny Rosales Cyridi De La Fuende Dave Gramlich Canyon Josephine Farias David Gram lich Harold L Johnson Rita Beder Harold Bruce Boettcher Delphine Dykes John Malcolm Edna Paris Julene Rein Annie Scholz Hap py Anniversary to Mr Mrs Franko Perez Sally Frank Heynis 44 Special Tuesday program set at CMNB The The Childrens Museum of New Braunfels continues its free first Tuesday program Admission for families will be waived on Tuesday Aug 2 from 1 to 5 The CMNB is presenting Joe Scrugg in concert on Monday Aug 15 at the civic center start Autographed balls to be auctioned tonight Tonights Comal County MHMR Celebrity Auction will feature autographed baseballs from Texas Rangers manager Kevin Kennedy and the Rangers twotime batting champion Juan Gonzales The auction is scheduled for tomorrow at the New Braunfels Civic Center beginning at 6 More than 130 items have been received forthe auction Astronauts Charles Duke and Charles Conrad donated autographed pictures of them selves wearing their moon walk uniforms For more information call Leland Cox at 6297525 4H benefit dance set for Aug 12 The Comal County 4H clubs are having their benefit dance on Friday Aug 12 at the Comal County Fairgrounds from 8 to Tickets are available at the county extension office 132 Water Lane Downtown Association to hold meeting Tuesday The Downtown Association will meet on Tuesday Aug 2 at 7 at Krauses Cafe Nathan Rheinlander Comal County Attorney will be the guest speak er and will talk about hot checks The public is invited For more information call Downtown Association President Connie Worley at 6294419 Stammtisch TheNewBraunfelsHeraldZeilung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch 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 the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint wells in west Comal By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer County Judge Carter CastccI called on resi dents in the western portions of the county to conserve water as well levels continue to fall is a critical need to express the fact that wells are going dry over the Trinity saidCasteel Casteel said she would check with County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander to see if the coun Residents asked to institute conservation measures dry ty had any options regarding conservation mea sures Under the Texas Disaster Act which includes orders such as the county outdoor burning ban the county might be able to declare a sevenday local state of disaster but CastccI said she is still look ing into options She asked that residents of the county that use the Trinity Aquifer institute their own conserva tion measures to insure drinking water for others fn action Comal County Commissioners Court accepted a raw water contract with the Guadalupc Blanco River Authority to provide water for hydrants near the boat ramps on Canyon Lake County Engineer Tom Homscth said 20year contract calls for water purchase of three acre feet per year at per acre feet The contract actually comes with the countys need to put in the he said The hydrants would provide water for road construction and firefighting The court also voted to continue the county out door burning ban which they must do each week until there is no longer a need The ban prohibits outdoor burning unless confined to such items as enclosed cooking pits The court also approved a sheriffs department request to transfer funds to the pro gram forthe remainder of the 1994 budget year Onecar rollover HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUStTH A onecar accident took place yesterday on Hwy 46 near T Bar M Tennis Ranch at approximately 10 Joyce Klrkland of Houston and Bertha Deschner 88 of Canyon Lake were transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital where they were treated and released Kenneth Stubbs of Richardson was issued a citation for making an Illegal uturn In front of the victims car in a nopassing zone Hiring freeze new budget get okay from NBU board Budget is based on proposed rate hike CISD votes for alternative school By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict voted to join the New Braunfels ISO in a program for an alternative school The CISD trustees voted to accept a oneyear contract with a private cor poration which has been running alter native schools for 20 years The Educational Services from Illinois provides alter native school for school districts The company provides the facility and the teachers the district provides the stu dent and is able to list the student on its daily attendance record which helps with state funding measures The teaching program includes an intensified threehour session with students using a heavy amount of com puter work in addition to their other studies They can obtain credit at alternative school that will be accepted at the high said Superintendent Jerry Major They must meet requirements of the CISD to A person with Ombudsman said the company would work with the district to make sure students were following assigned curriculum We will do whatever you need us to said Jim Boyle NBISD approved the measure in their last meeting CISD will now join the program to become the first schools in Texas to try a privatelyrun alterna tive school program By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities trustees approved last night the NBU 199495 fiscalyear budget but asked that new hires be frozen because of delays in getting approval from city hall to increase rates for sewer and water ser vice Trustee Robert Orr made the motion and also asked for discussion about replacing employees when they leave I dont want to hire some body and then let them go in six he said Thats not respon Orr claimed tficproposed budget was based on a rate increase NBU planned to get from New Braunfels city counci 1 soon The proposed bud get had included two new employ ment positions Now those positions may not be filled for at least six months NBUs planned sewer and water rate increases were delayed couple of weeks Rate increases must pass three city council readings Monday night the New Braunfels City Council tabled the second reading of the increases The increases include for water users and percent for scwcr users The rate increase would have been effective by October if it had received approval Monday night and again at the Aug 8 regular citycouncil meet ing It may now be November NBU trustees also tabled their five yearplan for electric water and sew er facility upgrades and maintenance pending the rate increase I think were going to have to go back to the computer and rework this On said Were going to have to take a serious look at a bond issue which I was not prepared to NBU Trustee Guadalupe Castillo said last night he didnt want to attend a meeting this morning with Kenneth Ikcls of the Edwards Under ground Water District New Braunfels Mayor Paul Frascr Jr asked for the meeting to sec whether EUWD would extend a five year contract with two years left on it under which EUWD now pays for New Braunfels surfacewater use Thats specifically why it the rate increase was he said City council tabled the rate increase pending results of a meeting with EUWD If the contract can be extend ed maybe less of a rate increase would be needed was their reasoning Castillo at the board meeting had a problem with the fact that Fraser had called for the meeting and not the board president the proper 1 would rather we not show up at the meeting with he said I still think its an invalid At Frascr who also serves on the NBU board of trustees still wondered whether anyone from NBU would show at at the morning meeting with EUWD Its not a matter of turf its a mat ter of getting the biggest bang for our he said NBU Board President E C Mom hinwcg had a problem with the timing saying they should wait until the end of the contract to ask EUWD for the extension Its terrible he said CISD trustees approve yearround school plan await results of bond vote By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal Independent School District elementary students could be attending school yearround beginning in the 199596 school year should a bond issue to build new schools fail in Sep tember CISD trustees voted 61 Thursday to accept a yearround school proposal for elementary students in the district Trustee Norman Gerlich dissented If the bond issue should pass how ever the CISD would not institute yearround schools Students would have to accept crowded conditions for one year while new schools are being built If the bond issue passed for the 199596 school year we would have to get by and be said Super intendent Jerry Major CISD officials favor passage of the bond issue to build new schools but needed a contingency plan should the issue fail The yearround schools would be put in place for sixth grade and below The schools would be operated on a multitrack basis For example should four tracks be implemented four sections of students would start at different points Students would go to school around 60 days and then have off around 20 to 28 days throughout the year At any given point roughly a quarter of stu dents would be out of school Projections indicate capacity could be reduced up to 33 percent however CISD officials say should growth con tinue the district would again reach capacity within the next few years State law says that schools must maintain a studentteacher ratio of 22 to 1 at the elementary levels Year round schooling other than new build ings or portable buildings is one such solution to the overcrowding although officials say it is only temporary Will you marry me From staff reports Martin Franz has just one question to ask his girlfriend Dodie of Atlanta Ga WILL YOU MARRY ME Franz a Army paratrooper long range surveillance stationed in Fort Drum will be in New Braunfels only until Sunday when he must return to his base His girlfriend Martinez is flying in today from Atlanta Time is of the essence Thats all I have to said the ner vous one The 25yearold Canyon High gradu ate met his girlfriend in Atlanta while train ing for the Army Rangers Franz wanted to get his allimportant question asked before he left to go back to the service He also wanted to pop the question in a unique way Having missed the HeraldZeitungs advertising deadline he was directed to the newsroom It was an unusual request but not one I hear very said managing editor Mark Lyon Were hoping she says Martin Franz In the traditional pose for a proposing young man For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846