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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Eight Unicorn seniors ready to battle Boerne Page 10A 50 CENTS New Braunfels Her a Id2 20 Pages in two sections Wednesday May Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of LINDSAY BOTTENFIELD Vol 143 No 127 Inside tuirch 7A Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Lindsay Bottenfield Gerri Welsch Espi H Torres Michael Young and Janus L Schmidt Bradzoil Lubeathon to help Cancer Society This Saturday May 13 is the Bradzoil Lubeathon benefit ng the American Cancer Soci ety Haveyour cars oil and fil ter changed fluids and tires checked windshields washed and interior vacuumed all for and within 10 minutes All proceeds will go to the local unit of the American Can cer Society There will be free Carlton sausage dogs and Pepsi as well as other giveaways Bradzoil is located on Mis sion Drive at Landa Street The Lubeathon runs from 8 until 5 For more informa tion call 6250401 or 629 3338 The Cancer Society thanks Cameron Bradfute for this gen erous donation Red Cross orientation set Anyone interested in becom ing a Red Cross volunteer is invited to an orientation May 20 at the McKenna Memorial Hospital second floor confer ence room at 9 Volunteers are needed at the hospital and at area nursing homes For registration or for more information call Lola Behrens at 6259764 Natures Way to explore migration The City trf New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering this months Natures Way Time to Head North It is summer and some of our feathered friends are going to be leaving to head back north Join the park ranger and learn where and why these birds migrate Enjoy games and activities about migration The program is Saturday May 13 from 10 to noon at Landa Park Area across the river from the miniature train The fee is per person Preregistration is required and will be taken until Friday May 12 at the parks office Monday to Friday at 110 Golf Course Road For information call 6082160 Sign up kids for science camp Guadalupe River State Park is offering a Science Camp for kids Saturday May 13 Camp session is and lasts two and half hours Two sessions morning and afternoon will be offered Subject is reptiles amphibians and aquatics Call 9354012 for information Stepparents get a class Being a stepparent is not an easy job and being a good one requires some special skills and knowledge Now there is help Free classes are being offered by Family Out reach The first of five sessions will be held at Tues day May 23 Call 6201299 Canyon Lake house burns The Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department was called to a home on Ponderosa Drive off River Road near Canyon Lake at about yesterday The doublewide mobile home was a complete loss and the fire spread to an adjacent mobile home which was damaged At right Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department member Heidi Schultz wipes off her face after hosing down the fire Below fire fighters douse the smoldering embers of the home The cause of the fire was undetermined at press time according to Al Bonne county deputy fire marshal HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Food drive Saturday By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer When local postal carriers pick up the mail on Saturday they will also be working to help feed the underprivileged in the New Braunfels area Local postal carriers and SOS a local food bank are combining efforts in a county wide food drive This year will mark the third time the two have worked together in gathering food It makes donating easier People dont have to come to the center to drop it off The mailman picks it up and brings said Gladys Bartling President of SOS Bartling said last years drive brought in over pounds of food Donald McBroom local food drive coordinator said that 32 million pounds were collected nationally last year The first year we didnt know what to do or what to expect and we got pounds Every year the amounts gone up and we hope this year will do the said McBroom All the donations collected by the carriers stay in the New Braunfels area and are distributed to low income families Bartling said 352 families 817 individuals received help in November She said the number fluctuates however this is the highest it has ever been McBroom said the drive is held in May to help prevent the food bank from running low during the summer He said that during the fall individuals usually donate more due to the holi day season I know what its like to be hungry I know what its like to go to bed at night with nothing in your stomach Ive done it when I was growing up and 1 want to Help others from feeling like McBroom said Individuals wanting to donate food can do so by placing nonperishable food items by their mail box Food will also be taken over the front counter at the New Braunfeis and Canyon Lake Post Office CISD school board to students Tail TAAS stay home graduation day By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Students in the Comal Independent School District who failed the TAAS test will once again not be allowed to participate in commencement exercises this year but that policy may be changed by next year We need to look at it when the emotions aren t there Then we need to look at it from a policy said John Middleton CISD Board of Trustees President High school seniors are required to master the TAAS test before they are allowed to graduate The current CISD policy does not allow students to par ticipate in graduation ceremonies until they have passed the test Canyon High School Principal Will Krieg believes changing the policy to allow these students to participate could possibly lead to an entire new set of problems Krieg said that changing the policy will serve as grounds for future students who lack required class cred its but still want to be part of the ceremony Concern was also voiced about what happens to a students selfesteem if they are not allowed to participate They went to school for 12 or 13 years and did every thing we asked and sometimes theyve done more than weve asked I dont see a problem with letting them hold their Treasurer Derald LuRue said Mary Van Kleef of 4351 FM 2673 Canyon Lake favored the idea of allowing these children to maintain their pride by going through the ceremonies A child that goes through one of our school systems comes away with great selfesteem Thats a big blow to she said The board denied the request to change the policy tljis time but agreed to review it after the school year has ended Other items on the agenda included the approval of a Diversity Strategic Plan which is aimed at increasing the CISD cultural awareness and the swearing in of new members Robert Loop and John Clay took the oath of office and Douglas Kirk and Norman Gerlich stepped down Tubers hope for rain By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Memorial Day weekend is quickly approaching bringing with it many tourists wanting to ride the rapids and there is con cern that water levels may be less than ide al Jerry Britc Lake Manager of Army Corps Worth District said the corps tries to keep Canyon Lake at or near its conservation pool level of feet above sea level Britc said the current level at 8 Tuesday was ft above sea level The low for the year is and the high was He said a fluctuation such as this is normal and somewhat expected Ideally Britc said the Corps would like to receive another four to five inches of quick rain in the watershed region Kendall and Ken Counties to increase the water level He said the Corps will release a high er flow of water into the Guadalupe River if the level reaches 911 feet The current release rate into the river of 224 cubic feet per second is considered low for tubing River outfitters would like to see 300to 500cfs released for the busy Memo rial Day weekend when up to vis itors float the Guadalupe Tommy Hill Chief Engineer for GuadalupeBlanco River Authority said the plant stores as much water as they are allowed to without violating downstream water rights We need some more rains to keep a good flow out of Canyon We need a regu lar rainy he said Zero Rivers owner of Rockin R River Rides which is the largest outfitter in the county said he is not concerned with the water level at this point He said the level is slightly lower than last year but that does not People are going to do it regardless of the water level The differ ence between 225 cubic feet of water per second and 300 is in the mind of the River outfitter Zero Rivers mean its lower than average At this time of the year we have a little higher than average or a little lower than average but its never average You cant set an average on this river because youre in South Rivers said Rivers said tubing is ideal when the water level is 300 cfs However he said the cur rent level of 225 cfs has not really impacted business People arc only in town for a few days and want to go tubing while they are here he said He also said that past indica tions have shown that their experience with low water does not dictate whether or not they return People arc going to do it regardless of the water level The difference between 225 and 300 is in the mind of the Rivers said Rivers said that regardless of the water level he expects Memorial weekend to be a busy one He said it is usually the second biggest river sport weekend of the year However this year it is expected to surpass the forth of July which falls on a Tuesday Every nook and cranny of every camp ground will be occupied Well rent piece of equipment that will hold air regardless of the water Rivers said Deputy Mark Bryan accepts his award from Ron Zipp chairman of the selection committee Lions honor Mark Bryan with Lawman of the Year award The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club honored Deputy Mark S Bryan of the Comal County Sheriffs Office on Tuesday May 9 1995 by presenting him the Ed Mur phy Memorial Award for the Lawman of the Year Bryan has been a law enforcement officer for 11 years and is active in his community He is a member of St Pauls Lutheran Church Texas Narcotics Officers Association Mer it Badge for Boy Scout Council and a former Eagle Scout and a member of the Guadalupe Valley Peace Officers Association He also holds an advanced certificate with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education and has 750 training hours in law enforcement Chairman of the selection committee Ronald Zipp presented the award to Bryan and explained that the award was named for Ed Murphy an officer who worked for the Comal County Sheriffs Office Murphy died in the line of duty while riding in a helicopter and trying to apprehend a burglary suspect The award has been presented for the last 16 years and honors the distinguished officers who have served the community well said Zipp Ed Murphys wife Lola was on hand to see Deputy Bryan receive the award Car crash at Smithson Valley High School sends woman to hospital By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer An accident yesterday morning near Smithson Valley High School left one hos pitalized Department of Public Safety offi cials said Smithson Valley student Rachel Johnson was reportedly driving a Ford Bronco west on Highway 46 when she pre pared to turn left officials said Johnson did not see an oncoming 1979 Mercury fourdoor sedan and she made the turn hitting the Mercury officials said The driver of the sedan Robert Marshall was treated and released from McKenna Memo rial Hospital His passenger wife Bobbie was admitted to McKenna At press time Bobbie Marshall was listed in satisfactory condition Johnson had minor injuries and was not transported to the if any will not be filed until the investigation is complete officials said Lottery fever can make you very sick see Page 4A
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