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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY New Braunfels Canyon enter second scrimmages tonight P 6 ISO CENTS New HHBHH MhVHHH HMBBM 14 pages In one section Thursday Aug 410 MO16 SOREST mcRDPUB t YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Sflrvlng Comal County for more than 14 years of ARNOLD FBLTNIR I Vol 142 No 205 Inside Crime The Riwor conditions Quadalupe Comal ofa feet per second Birthday from tto The New Bratutfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Arnold Felt tier Rita CastUlts Rote Schub Darnell 13 Greg Schlather 18 Happy Anniversary to Raymond Barbara Sultemeter Cliff Sheila Schuetz Scholarship fund gala on tap Aug 27 The Comal County Pair Asso ciation scholarship fund gala will be held Saturday Aug 27 with dinner at 7 and dance at 8 at the arts and crafts building at the county fairgrounds on Common St Admission is per person For tickets call 6061000 Ctrl Games sot for Aug 2527 The Comal County Area Provi sional League of Women Voters Will kick off itt second year with a picnic in Landa Park on Thurs day Aug 25 at 7 Members family and friends of the league are invited to bring a potluck dish and lawn chairs to enjoy the concert in the park For more information contact Darlene Hicks at 6295167 Republican Women to open new off Ice The New Braunfels Republican Women will hold their headquar ters grand opening ceremony on Agu 31 at at the former Rogers Music Co 354 Guests are welcome Concerned oHIiens to meet Saturday A meeting of concerned citi zens of Comal County and the city of New Braunfels will be held Saturday Aug 27 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa St Citizens will be able to discuss a wide of variety of topics for which they are concerned Anyone interested may contact Phyllis Schertz at 6091353 if you have any questions or suggestions of topics to be included on the agenda Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeltung Invlla ill readtrt to submit tens to Stammtisch According to the SophUnburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtlxh represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happen ings We invite you to share with Lotto TtXM 814 1625 2842 million Jackpot This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint Enrollment figures exceeding expectations Staff Writer Officials in both Comal County school districts predicted an increase in student populations for this school yew They hired new teachen and other per sonnel and made predictions as to just how many new students they would receive But after the first two weeks of the school year officials are seeing their predictions exceeded The growth issue is especially Impor tant in the Comal Independent School District where early voting has already begun on a million bond issue to build two new elementaries and refur bish other buildings Right now growth is occurring fcir ly evenly at all grade said superintendent Jerry Major We have more at the secondary level than antic Dr Major said Smlthson Valley mlZ TTv v V j several ago High showed a greater increase than expected and there was a 10 percent growth at Canyon High The CISD reported a district enroll ment of nearly at the beginning of the year well above the projected Based on Oct 1 records from 1982 83 to 198687 the district grew grad ually about students over a four year period This growth trend slowed in the next three years and actually leveled off from 198889 to 198990 Since 198990 student population has risen sharply an average of 455 students each year The growth rate dropped from 443 new students in 199091 to 376 in 199192 but has jumped to 561 last year and nearly 800 new students for the current year said Dr Major Student populations tend to change during the year although the CISD showed about 700 more students begin ning this school year than ended the last Dr Major said officials think the people moving in will be staving in the district and that protections of growth will continue Based on numbers from the Comal County Appraisal District most of the growth in structures are homes and mobile he said There is just not a whole lot of rental property in the Dr Major contends people consider the quality of schools when moving to a new place We can stop growth by getting neg ative growth in the said Dr Major We can start putting 40 to 45 kids in a classroom you can growth We can do things to negative ly impact growth but it may also neg atively Impact the Last days of summer HenHZiltung photo by ROGER CROTEAU ThrMVMrold Cody KMtlng of Brauntols of water with his grandfather Qarko of New Braunfala at tha wading pool In Landa Park Unemployment remained at 44 for July By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer The Texas Employment Commls slonennounced Wednesday Comal Countys unemployment rate remained unchanged at percent but said the county gained close jobs in the last twelve months There was total employment in Comal in July 1993 compared to last month the latest figures provided by the commission The San Antonio area has experi enced the highest job growth rate since the early 80s This includes Comal said Alfred DeBarros labor market analyst for the San Antonio employment commission office DeBarros said the areas job growth rate stood at percent People are finding jobs in the coun ty and should keep finding them in the fUture Michael Meeks said New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce executive vice president I think that is the significant he said Even though the figures are same we are employing close to more than last DeBarros echoed Meeks when he said many experts believe the upward trend in growth should remain The number of jobless in Comal increased by only six from June to July bringing the total number of job less to and the amount of employed to Robert Bluhm office manager of the New Braunfels employment office said lines at his office have not been too long Employment is he said Of course if you say that to someone standing in line in my office they would not like to hear that and I under stand that but statistically speaking Its The San Antonio metropolitan area which Comal is a part of showed percent unemployment up one tenth of a percentage point from June Texas jobless rate stood at per cent Tickets for 6th annual Business Trade Show on sale at chamber of commerce Staff Writer Tickets for the sixth annual Business Trade Show on Sept 13 and 14 at the New Breunfels Civic Center went on sale Tuesday The Chamber of Commerce sponsored event will begin with a sneak preview on Tuesday begin ning at 6 Hie next day is a regular show day The chamber has tailored the exlbit for local businesses which do business locally Bonnie Tetrault chamber vice president said Its primarily for local she said To give them a vehicle through which they can showcase their product or service But its open to everyone who wants to see whats But it wont be Just locals at the civic center Tetrault said there would be 40 different types of businesses from the area represented and even the San Antonio Spurs have a booth reserved fa addition a sodal date has been added with the preview evening The preview tickets include a performance by the Cones sisters cocktails and hors doeuvres and access to all 66 exhibits This affair has really become the place to be that evening and it is a great opportunity to network with your fellow business Event Chair Anna Lee Hicks said Organizers expect to continue the trend of ris ing attendance this year as they foresee close to attending the three day event Its become something that people know about more than when we Tetrault said The shows grand door prize will be round trip air fare fbr two to New York City for new yean eve and four nights accommodations at the Novo tel Hotel CISD proceeds with long list of maintenance projects By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A list of maintenance projects in the Comal Independent School District were put on high priority notice as the school board gave the go ahead to begin these projects as soon as pos sible Maintenance Director Roy Linnartz gave the board an extended list of projects needed in the district The board asked Linnartz to name the most urgently needed projects which were given approval We must be in compliance with regula It seems to me weve dealt with these problems happening over and said trustee Douglas Kirk The kids safety is number one The priority projects include replacing the fire alarm system at Smithson Valley Middle School replacing emergency exit signs at Goodwin Primary and replacing public address systems at SVMS and Bulverde Elemtary The district would also repair securtiy sys tems and add phone service to various schools Estimated cost for these repairs is The board will consider other projects on the list estimated to cost around Finance Director Abel Campos said the projects would fall under the capital projects portion of the budget or about 03 cents on the tax rate Missing New Braunfels man located in San Antonio hospital Staff Writer A longtime New Braunfels resi dent who had been missing for over two months was located in a San Antonio hospital last week Last seen by his mother on June 13 when he left his home to make a bank deposit Mo Rector is now in the care of a family friend His mother Viva Rector said she just felt extremely relieved her diabet ic son was in good condition I m just glad he was she said Rector disappeared after telling his mother he was going to make a bank deposit In the days weeks following his dis appearance some of his personal cheeks surfaced at local stores but he was never traced down The name of the hospital was not disclosed by Viva nor did she say when he would return to New Braunfels She did say however that she had not spoken to him since he was locat ed Rector was the rounder of the New Breunfels Seitoma Club was a mem ber of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club and was active in a local barbershop quar tet group Rector has been presi dent of the Ser toma Club since Mo Rector it was founded this year For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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