Tuesday, August 16, 1994

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Canyon begins volleyball season tonight against San Ma nrs COUNTDOWN 226 Sesqufcentennlat March New Braunfels 10 pages in one section Tuesday Aug Serving Comai County for more than 142 years Home of RYAN MICHAEL MOORE Vol 142 No 198 Inside Sports The River conditions Guadalupe River ofc Comal cfa cfs cubic feet per second Shimmliseh Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Karen Pomeroy DeAndra Bak er Bert Farias Julisa Camareno Ryan Michael Moore Robert Maxwell Gilbert Albert W Fell Shirley Ankermann Mignon Kahn Justina Kerulis Joan Reinarz Happy Anniversary to Leonel Yolanda Rojas 8 1994 Rodeo Queen entries sought Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1994 Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of August 1994 Information and entry forms will be available at New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools ATPE to meet today at LandaPark The local chapter of the Asso ciation of Texas Professional Educators will holding a meeting today at 4 at Landa Park table New officers for the upcoming year are expected to be announced at the meeting Business counseling offered at chamber Business Counseling is sched uled the second third and fourth Tuesday at the chamber of com merce for individuals needing assistance in any area of operat ing a business This chamber project which began over four years ago on a monthly basis has been extremely successful and grows to the pre sent schedule The service which offers coun seling in the areas of manage ment preventure feasibility loan packaging and others is free of charge and confidential To make an appointment call the chamber office at 6252385 Comal County Fair Parade entries now being accepted Entries for the 101st Comal County Fair Parade are now being accepted The parade will be held Friday Sept 23 beginning at 10 For an entry form or more information please call Margi Handrick at 6251884 Stammtisch 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 days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint Purdum issues resignation to chamber Staff Writer Tom Purdum Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Tom Purdum announced Monday he will retire from the chamber June after thirty yearson the job And in another chamber personnel move Vice President Bonnie Tetrault said she will leave the chamber on Sept 15 The chambers board of directors unanimously approved a contract with Purdum which provides for a transitional period of six months after his retire ment date I have been discussing retirement with chamber leaders for several years and was encouraged to stay through the Sesquicentennial Pur dum said in a press release That consideration and reaching the thirty year milestone was the moti vation for my The Chamber was fortunate to have Purdums leadership for so many years said Bill Morton chair of the chamber board He said for that reason he was glad to keep Pur dum for the transition period When someone has successfully served an orga nization as its CEO for thirty years he has cast a long Morton said Tetrault said she handed her resignation to Pur dum two weeks ago and announced it to chamber stafftoday Tetrault started working for the chamber 10 years ago Purdum began his career with the New Braunfels chamber in 1961 when he took the job of chief executive BonnteTttrauK Amy Grumwald Local teen sets sights on crown By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A local high school student claimed a state title this weekend and will now set her sights on the national crown Amy Grun wald a senior a New Braunfels High won the 1995 Texas Junior Miss Scholarship Program Sat urday in Seguin She earns the right to represent Texas in the Amerca Junior Miss Program next spring in Mobile The program held at Texas Luther aWCollege included tests in fitness poise and appearance talent andinter view Grunwald won the interview por tion and claimed scholarship for spirit By winning the title Grunwald received a cash scholarship and a scholarship to Texas Lutheran College If she wins the national crown shell earn up to in scholar ship money Thats what Im shooting she said actually got more at the local level than I did for winning Grunwald will now represent the state at different functions this year traveling to schools and doing other public speaking She said she had always wanted to participate but always watched from afar My mother and I were backseat viewers for seven she said i Id been watching for several The 17yearold daughter of Rusty and Kerry Grunwald has several activ ities already keeping her busy She is drum major for the NBHS Band and used her skills with the flute the talent portion of the program She is also first vicepresident of the New Braunfels High School Stu dent Council and lists broadcast jour nalism among her favorite school activities She also works on her school news paper and yearbook staff during the school year The Barron Barren Schlameus earns loyal following in town By TECLO Staff Writer e has thousands of fans hes known as The Barron and he can play the Star Spangled Banner on the accordian Hes heavenly Hes a wonder ful guy and Im not going to tell you any secrets but hes also a wonderful said an adoring fan So just who is this irrcsistablc mysterious muscian His name is Barron Schlameus A retired school teacher who plays the accordion at locaf retire ment homes for next to nothing Its a civic he said Schlameus who also plays the accordion for private parties said he enjoys giving concerts for the elderly because he feels he brings joy to the people The accordion was popular when some of these people were growing Schlameus said Wednesday after performing one of his concerts at Colonial Manor Care Center Schlameus said he performs about 45 times a year at places like Colonial The 60yearold exNavy man taught History at New Braunfels Middle School for 26 years to sev enth and eighth graders before retiring and concentrating on the accordion While perfoming Schlameus talks to audience members asking for favorites exchanging pleas antries with those he has come to know He even danced with those who decided to get up and all while squeezing the German music maker He cheers everyone said Margaret Tudyk Colonials assis tant activity director We have a lot of people here who are German and he puts them back in touch with their Indeed Schlameus sings along with his playing in German and English Tudyk said the music was like a HeraldZeitung photo by TED EASTWOOD Barron Schlameus and his accordian therapy for many of the residents The Comal county native bought his first accordion 35 years ago in Naples Italy while he served aboard the aircraft carrier Saratoga I had always wanted to have an accordion so I taught myself how to he said Perhaps one of the most memo rable events since he began playing was when accordian great Myron Florian played Schlameus accor dion at the Hinman House He really tried to resist but a little old lady insisted that he play the accordian and he played mylit tle red accordian because it was the only one he said But he was really there to eat and Caroline Stange who at 95 years of age probably heard all the favorites Schlameus plays before he was bom might be The Bar rens biggest fan She calls him every day at 8 Stange said she calls him early because he is so busy and because she enjoys talking to Schlameus He serenaded me in my room on my birthday in she said He has a wonderful And while Schlameus gingerly played through a version of My Only Sunshine one can see that sunshine is what he brings to many people City refuses to pay expenses from water representative BY TECLO Staff Writer New Braun fels City Manag er Mike Shands said Monday the city refused to pay its water rep resentative because his con tract expired over a year ago Shands sent a DougMlllw letter to Doug Miller Friday informing him the city would not pay him and returned Millers invoice MfUerrwhoeecontract expired June billedthe city for rep resenrlhg the city at two meetings in July However Miller was not under contract in March yet the city paid him for representation in water related meetings But Shands said he wasnt sure the city told Miller to go to the meetings he was not paid for I dont know if the understanding was he was going to get paid or he said Miller attends area water confer ences on behalf of not only the city of New Braunfels but Comal County and New Braunfels Utilities He is also paid by the county and NBU It surprises and disappoints me that the mayor is doing Miller said Mayor Paul Fraser said he and Shands agreed not to pay Miller I think Mr Shands is acting with in the authority of his he said We discussed it and I have no objec tions to his The city council can discuss the water representative postion at the next council meeting Fraser said Miller said he attended the ings in question at the request of City Councilman Chris Bowers He added that he has worked dozens of hours for the city and never billed it and does not intend to I want to do what is best for New Braunfels and Comal Miller said Despite the turbulence at city hall involving Miller NBU General Man ager Paula J DiFonzo said the utility company was pleased with Millers work Comal ISD students head back to school today By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer To many local and area students school may seem like it just ended This week however it begins once more Students return to the halls this week as the school districts open another year The Comal Independent School Dis trict will open doors Tuesday morn ing while New Braunfels follows suit starting Wednesday Prekindergarten and kindergarten students in the CISD will begin next Tuesday NBISD students eye Wednesday return One major change that only high school students will see is the new blockschedules in both districts Its new in terms of 90minute classes with four classes instead of said NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry The block schedules allow students to earn more credits by completing a course in one semester or half of one year wheie it used to take the entire year Our bus schedules have been refined and added Bradber ry Otherwise there are not many changes There are no changes in start ing or closing times for Growth is also a major issue espe cially this year in the CISD where a bond issue to build new elementaries is on the ballot Sept 10 Our principals are saying students are coming in at better rate than ever said CISD Superintendent Jer ry Major Things usually start to lev el out from mid to late Dr Major said the district expects to have mound students about 500 more than at the end of the last school year The CISD has passed a motion for yearround schools in the ele mentaries begin ning next year should the bond i issue not pass Sept 10 The CISD will also release its 199495 budget Mon day Aug 22 7 at Frasier Ele mentary Bradbwry V For news advertising nr information call 6259144 6060846

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