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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Sisters in Suffrage See Page 1B for special coverage on the 75th anniver sary celebration of the pas sage of the 19th amendment Welcome Back Students Tomorrow marks the start of another school year See whats in store Page 2 World Body Board Championship See Page 6A for more details Inside Letters to the Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Dustin Baker Clarence Bueche Connie Brumfield Corrie Sisak Jack Robinson Pilar Urias and Frank Heynis Happy anniversary to Arthur and Odelia Caballero 19 Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers 25 31 34 35 Est million E X fl S iackpot LOTTERV Shopping Spree tickets on sale today The Noon Lions Club will be selling raffle tickets today at HEB for a threeminute shopping spree to be held next month at the store Proceeds from the safe of the tickets will benefit the Texas Lions Camp for disabled children Party for Claudia Perry An informal retirement recep tion will be held for Claudia Per ry celebrating 25 years of coaching volleyball at New Braunfels High School The reception is today from 6 to at Capparellis party room Everyone is invited La Leche League to meet The La Leche League of New Braunfels will meet Wednesday Aug 16 at 10 in the meeting room of NBNB Center North 1000 N Walnut St Breastfeeding moth ers and babies and mothers tobe interested in breastfeed ing are invited to attend For information call Dana at 625 1240 or Mary at 6092889 Annual Skat state tournament later this month The Texas State Skat Leagues annual state tourna ment will be held at Goerkes near Marion on Aug 27 and the Hermann Sons Lodge south of Giddings on Sept 3 Play is required at only one of the locations There will be a warmup at 10 with the main event at 1 at each location As earlier announcements have indicated public skat in Texas has continued to decline over the years In an attempt to slow this all those with any interest in skat are invited to come to the regular Saturday game at the American Legion in Seguin a little before 1 For more information call Jim Leissner at or James Stolte at 6257295 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HerulitZeilung invites its readers ID suhmil items In Stummlisch According to the Suphienburs Archives and numbers iiflhe German community Slammtisch represents a sillinx place fur members of the community In gather unit share the days We invite you to share with This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels Herald 190 36 Pages in three sections Sunday August Project Learning SUNDAY Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of DUSTIN BAKER Vol 143 HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Volunteering their time for the Project Learning school supplies program are left side of table Adam Dora and Louis Gonzales and right side Hilda Medina Irma Lara Gloria Herrera and Domingo Herrera Residents den evolves into school supply center J JL By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Its the time when parents scramble to fill the backtoschool supply lists for their children When area families find it hard to afford sup plies their kids need for school Project Learn ing steps in Dora LaraGonzales founder of Project Learning was talking with a principal at a school board meeting several years ago The principal said she was amazed at how many children come to school without she said LaraGonzales and friend Gloria Herrera decided to do something about it They began collecting funds and school supplies to give to children who needed them The first year friends and relatives donated and we helped about 30 she said Being bom and raised here we wanted to give something she said Project Learning has taken referrals from Communities in Schools in the past to avoid duplication of services LaraGonzales said At the end of each summer she and Herrera set up an assembly line in LaraGonzales den The den is stocked with supplies needed for each grade in each school We buy every thing thats on that she said When the referrals start coming in the two women fill bags with needed supplies We put the childs name on the bag and take it to the In exchange for supplies the parents volunteer time at their childs cam Dora LaraGonzales she said One year Project Learning even bought shoes for a number of students she said Project Learning works with no overhead Every penny donated goes directly to help the LaraGonzales said WalMart has been a great help to Project Learning she said Anyone wishing to con tribute can take donations to WalMart This year LaraGonzales decided to involve families of referred students in Project Learning In exchange for supplies the parents volunteer time at their childs she said That way parents have earned the supplies and theyre becoming involved at the school when they might not have been before she said Were proud of what we LaraGonza les said Its our opportunity to make a dif ference in the community that we Council expecting overflow crowd Mondays agenda stacked with controversial issues By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Tomorrow nights city council meeting could be a barn burner The Civic Center will be ready in case the public overflows the regular council chambers Councilwoman Jan Kennady said Six public hearings are on the agenda and each of them has the potential for controversy enacting regulations to prohibit the posses sion or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the Comal River prohibiting the possession of metal contain ers on the Comal River prohibiting excessive noise in the city of New Braunfels rezoning a tract of land bounded by FM 725 County Line Road and McQueeney Road from R2 single family and two family district to R3H multifamily high density district and Ml A light industrial abandoning a portion of Garza Street in the vicinity of McKenna Memorial Hospital request for a special use permit to allow the operation of a health clinic on Krueger Avenue No action will be taken on the Comai River alcohol or can ban issues or on the noise issue tomorrow only the public hearings will be held The meeting will probably last until around midnight Kennady said We have so many peo ple speaking to issues that are she said Im prepared to listen to all their opin Public hearings are a needed part of the process Councilman C Ray Schoch said I hate to pre judge he said There might be some things that come out at the meeting that will change your he said Concerned citizens who come to the public hearings need to stick around until the issues of concern come up later in the meeting in the action agenda when the city council actually votes on an issue They need to hear the councils discussion of the issue then see how it comes out so they arent surprised when they read the results in the paper the next Schoch said When so many heated issues are packed into one very long meeting it can be hard to give each separate issue the attention it deserves Ken nady said I hope in the future someone can prioritize these public hearing issues and space them out within the she said C ISO sets million bond election By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Administrators for Comal Independent School District are citing rapid growth in student enroll ment as a reason for a larger budget and a bond election The CISD board of trustees in a 61 vote approved last week a million bond elec tion to be held Oct 14 1995 The bond is being requested to cover preventive maintenance elec trical and mechanical improvements and con struction costs Theres no Cadillac here Its things we have to have to run the said CISD Mainte nance Director Roy Linnartz The bond will include a new 800 student west ern campus middle school districtwide safety code renovations districtwide ADA renova tions electrical and mechanical improvements a Canyon Middle School and Smithson Valley Middle School expansion and expansions at Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools The board also added a section to the bond for preventive maintenance which would allow the district to do things such as replace old air con ditioning units I dont feel good about what we have to spend but I feel were using the taxpayers mon ey wisely by doing it this said board mem ber Dan Krueger If passed the bond is expected to increase the districts tax rate by about three to four cents per valuation according to Abel Campos CISD Director of Business Operations This means that CISD school taxes for a home appraised at would increase approxi mately per year The bond election will be Oct 14 The CISD board also unanimously approved a million budget at Thursdays meeting The 199596 budget is up from the 199495 budget which will be approximately mil lion once all amendments have been made The biggest increase in the budget was in the area of payroll Campos said he still cannot give a firm tax rate However he estimates it will take a total tax rate of about to fund the approved budget This is down from the current tax rate of A FIRM FOUNDATION Bob Krueger credits much of his success to education upbringing in New Braunfels By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer From Oxford England to Congress to Burundi Bob Krueger is still guid ed by the principles that shaped him during his New Braunfels youth Ive actually lived in the same house now for over 50 years We moved here when I was seven years Kruegers father Arlon had great success with several New Braunfels businesses Dad started business here in Krueger said Arlon Krueger began with a Buick dealership which expanded to include Oldsmobile Pon tiac and CMC trucks Later he acquired a hosiery mill and the Faust Hotel Arlon Krueger was also an embodi ment of one of New Braunfels finest qualities This city has by any stan dards of anywhere Ive lived an extra ordinary amount of community Krueger said The best example he said is the local volunteers in schools churches government and clubs As do New Braunfels parents today Kruegers father supported the local schools with money time and spirit During the war years New Braunfels High School away football games couldnt be broadcast at night because of a radio blackout he had loudspeakers set up on the Main people would gather on the plaza and listen to New Braunfels playing Krueger in 1953 class photo Krueger said Krueger looks back on his New Braunfels education with pride He earned a from Oxford in Eng land and at age 36 was the dean of arts and sciences at Duke University 1 have always valued my doctorate at Oxford but 1 have equally valued my experience in the New Braunfels school he said Krueger and his family are mem bers of First Protestant Church The faith he learned drives every aspect of his life My mother and father started a religious radio program on Sunday mornings and it is by far the longest running program that KGNB has Krueger said The program still runs on KGNB now produced by Krueger his wife and sister Krueger has ideas about the best road to a good future for the city of New Braunfels The most important singular natural asset we have are the This city has by any standards of anywhere Ive lived an extraordinary amount of communi ty Bob Krueger springs and he said 1 think that the community must in every way protect that natural asset The commu nity should not lose sight of Its important that this community continue to care about the Krucgcr said New Braunfels had the first tax sup ported school system in the state he said The city must continue to invest in its childrens future or is not liv ing up to the best traditions of the founders of this he said Krueger leaves today for Burundi where he continues to help hold togeth er he countrys fledgling democracy His wife Kathleen will stay behind awaiting the birth of their third child The Kruegers know the baby will be a boy and they have chosen the name Christian Freeman They have two daughters Mariana and Sarah We have always said the same prayer before the children were Krueger said It was very simple God send us a child whom we can bless who will bless us and who will bless the Readers split on federal fundin See The Survey Says Page 4A
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