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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDA Junior Varsity results records players to watch See Page 7 50 CENTS COUNTDO 70 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March New Braunfels 12 pages in one section Thursday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of NICCOLETTE TANNER KRAUSE Vol 143 No 38 Inside Class of the Sports S ta m m ti sch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Larry Rhein laender Bo Hopkins Mary Seismore Donny Drew Becky Hendricks Tom Arnold Emlllo Suarez Ester Smith Jamie Haden Teresa Harrelson Time capsule planned for Sesqulcentennlal As New Braunfels1 150th anniversary approaches mem bers of the community are encouraged to begin selecting items to be included in a time capsule which will be buried in comemoration of the Sesqui centennial year Submissions must be of paper origin ie photographs letters documents Submis sions must either fit in a 9X12 or envelope Costs for submitting envelopes for inclusion in the time capsule are and respectively Deadline is Sept 1 1995 Submissions and payments can be made at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office 390 S Seguin The capsule will be buried at the civic center for 50 years Spring gardening workshop set A spring gardening work shop is set for today at the Comal County Extension Meeting Room Dr Jerry Parsons will pre sent the workshop beginning at 6 discussing planting dates varieties weed and insect control irrigation and harvest KJ more information call Music Study Club plans Jan 12 meeting The New Braunfels Music Study Club will host the Jan 12 meeting at the Seele Parish House at There will be a Founders Day observance and the second part of the study book Clara Schumann The Artist The Woman presented by Robbie Borchers Featured violin soloist will be Clive Amor In addition to the violin there will be flute and piano performance by Susan Deschn er and Barbara Houde respec tively The public is invited The w nmng numbers Litto Texas 2 28 million jackpot LOTTERY This news paper is printed on recycled newsprint NBISD CISD ponder alcohol testing By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer Officials of both school districts are trying to decipher the new regulations regarding drug test ing for personnel who transport students in school vehicles At a meeting of the New Braunfels Independent School District board Tuesday night NBISD officials outlined the regulations and discussed alterations to fit the districts wishes You can make your regulations stricter than the federal but not said Assistant Superin tendent Lonnie Curtis after the meeting Regulations outlined by both districts New rules handed down through the Department of Transportation require drug testing for commercial drivers which includes school dis tricts NBISD officials said to be certain of cov erage they wished to include any personnel that might transport a student in a district vehicle Kenny Franklin director of transportation for the Comal Independent School District said dri vers must be included in the testing pool who dri ve in safetysensitive Thats kind of said Franklin Tests for alcohol and drugs would be admin istered randomly to a pool of personnel during the year or following an accident The NBISD rec ommends those testing for alcohol between and on a breathalyzer would be suspended for 72 hours at NBISD instead of the required 24 Those testing above would be terminated as would anyone who refuses a test or fails fol lowing an accident Testing for a controlled sub stance such as marijuana or cocaine would be grounds for dismissal at any time Franklin said the CISD would fire anybody testing over for alcohol or failing the drug test The legal limit for driving while intoxicated The number of random drug tests during the year will be based on 50 percent of the number of personnel in the pool 25 percent for drugs A large pool means more random tests and increased costs Although a federallymandated requirement districts will have to pay for the tests which can range frpm to dollars The CISD is considering joining a consortium of school districts while NBISD is still negotiat ing some sort of testing package Senator proposes to amend SB 1477 By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer When the State Legislature con venes this month many issues will confront lawmakers One of those will definitely involve the battle over the Edwards Aquifer Sen Ken Armbrister DVictoria plans to propose amendments to Sen ate Bill 1477 this session hoping those measures will allow the bill to come into full capacity Armbrister authored Senate Bill 1477 two years ago after a federal judge gave orders to find a solution for regulation of pumping of the aquifer ancHnsure spring flow in Comal and San Marcos Springs The bill created an Edwards Aquifer Authority to regulate pumping but was overturned by the Justice Dep tartment because of appointed instead of elected officials Obviously there is not the sense of urgency as in the last session when we were dealing with a federal judges he said Armbrister said they had worked with Justice Department when form ing the bill last session and Then they changed their he said Armbrister said his staff would be working early in the session to intro duce amendments to the bill focusing mainly on the implementation rather than the management portions Finding a way to please the Justice Department and all counties over the aquifer will be key Smallerpopulated counties like Hays and Comal would lose if a reg ulation board was made up based sole ly on population Youll end up with one group with have more authority than the said Armbrister As local water negotiator Doug Miller originally appointed to the Edwards Aquifer Authority states enforcement is what needs to be Plans could call for keeping the Edwards Underground Water District but not giving them authority to regu late pumping The EUWD opposed SB 1477 which originally called for the abol ishment of the EUWD Recently the EUWD formed an agreement with the Medina and Uvalde Underground Water Districts which plan to take their own measure to the Legislature Armbrister said the issue of pre serving water in the aquifer is impor tant to his district even for those peo ple in his home base of Victoria and along the Gulf Coast He said large industries like DuPont and Union Carbide depend on a con stant source of water He said he also realizes the tourism industry cities and other industries in Hays and Comal counties rely on a constant source of water as well Here comes the Prospective brides get upclose look at whats in in bridal wear for 1995 at bridal showcase By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Live on Broadway Bridal Showcase packed the Civic Center with prospective brides grooms and families yesterday evening I think this is the largest crowd weve ever had there were roughly said Dolores Castillo as she counted tickets sold Showcase guests browsed through display booths from 18 local merchants for the first hour with Herb Skoog as emcee and Broadway show tunes as back ground music The evening culminated in a bridal fashion show Celebrations paraded an array of their offerings for all members of the wedding par ty with the help of some local tal ent All of the models are local volunteers even the models of mothers dresses are said Vera Shaw of China n Things Fashions of designers ranging from Mori Lee to Galina to Christ ian Dior to Perry Ellis were worn Models carried bouquets by Comal Flowers to complement the differ ing styles of their attire They tra versed the runway to the sounds of love songs from Broadway plays Businesses traditionally catering to weddings were well represented at the show Gifts Glitter Scratch Bakery Clear Springs Catering But also available to brides were goods and services they might not have thought they needed Around theClock Child Care to care for the children of wedding guests Hoff mann Financial Services advising new couples on investing for their financial future Preserved Flowers by Antonia using flowers from the bridal bou quet to make permanent artwork for home decor Rennert World Travel offers the concept of the honeymoon reg Couples can register at the agency and wedding guests can choose to contribute to their honey moon travel fund as a novel gift The favored honeymoon spot of New Braunfels brides Most like to go where its warm the Caribbean Mexico Even if its in the summer they find that roman said Nancy Cramer of Rennert World Travel Merchants set the festive spirit of the evening Its fun because you get to know a lot of people said Tobin Hoffmann of Hoffmann Financial Services If we get to know the person right here then maybe later on down the line we can get to do business with The Bridal Showcase is produced each year by the businesses com prising the Bridal Association The first show was 14 years ago says Vera Shaw Every year it grows a little bit more This is by far our biggest year she said The merchants with displays in the 1995 Bridal Showcase include Comal Flower Shop Clear Springs Catering Hoffmann Financial Ser vices ALS Video Productions Around the Clock Child Care The Retreat A Day Spa Centex Office Center Forest Waters Country Club Celebrations Castillo Ice Rennert World Travel Scratch Bakery Gifts Glitter Weddings with Rice s Keller Prince Solms Inn Preserved Flow ers by Antonia KueblerWaldrip Haus Bed Breakfast China n Things Wagner Haus Photography XIVB on Broadway v A BRIDAL SHOWCASE VieraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARN ALL Top photo Lisa Whitehouse models one of the more popular dress es for 1995 at last nights bridal showcase Bottom photo Stephanie Kohlenberg Is escorted by Tyler Moore on the runway showing off some of the styles for this year More choices in store for local cable TV consumers By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Five hundred channels of television in New Braunfels not yet But more choices are in the future for area viewers said Mark Morrision local group mananger of TCI Cable vision Two new technologies fiber optic cable and Direct Broadcast Satel lite DBS will make greater viewing choices a reality Area residents with cable may have noticed new and different program ming on cable Channel 25 recently A network called It shows hightech graphics of a hand punching buttons on the screen apparently choosing between differ ent programs The TV network is a sainnle of programming being developed i cable in the said Mark Morri son Channel 25 shows blocks of pro gramming from cable networks such as the History Channel the Americana Channel the Military Channel etc Premium channels such as Disney and HBO also promote their product by programming blocks on said Monision Its a glimpse into the so called 500channel he said More than 70 cable channels exist now said Morrison New and more diverse channels are being developed at a tremendous rate Each channel has a small niche like a fishing chan nel or a knitting channel appealing to a small portion of the said Morrision Will this diversity of choice be avail able to New Braunfels cable users It will but not until TCI upgrades the type of cable it uses The number of channels New Braunfels viewers recieve is now limited to 38 because thats all the coaxial cable TCI now uses can carry The new fiber optic cable can carry hundreds of channels said Morrison He would not say however when TCI would bring the fiber optic technology to its New Braunfels location There is another option for TV view ers who want access to all of the 70 plus channels now The new technol ogy called DBS is available for con sumers to buy They purchase a small satellite dish When it is installed on their roof viewers can receive and select from every channel that is broad cast via satellite For now DBS is an expensive option with satellite dishes costing or more plus installa tion plus monthly subscription fee of roughly Costs of DBS will prob ably fall though when the technology has been around for a while Eventually cable companies in smaller towns will have the fiber optic capability said Morrison In the future when we upgrade and go digitally it will be an a la carte he said The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week
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