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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas ESDAY Trenady Offermann named player of the week See Sports Page 7 50 CENTS New Braunfels Herald HO 1 6 SO WEST 1 VCR np SHI HI Wednesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 years Home of ENRIQUE URBINA Vol 143 No 238 Marketplace 1316 StamtMisch Birthday the Zeitung ext to Enrique Urbina Schmidt If Anthony L and Jina saries to John and i Hi 11 wishes from Herald The New dmunfels Herald nds birthday wishes Shannon Aaron desma seven Happy anniver Maureen Haas 20 years and Brett and Tammi Sm th nine River and aquifer informa ion Comal River 266 cubicfeetper same us yesterday Edwards Ac uifer feet above sea lovel down 01 Guadalupe leans Night in NewO Gruene The Gru rant and Society G tee are Night in G uene 17 from 3ne Mansion Restau e American Cancer la Planning Commit Sting New Orleans Tuesday Oct 30 until The45t Show anc the Civic fels 380 TheCa will inclu dirty rice ened chi beer and event will help un Starlight so reserv ing 6296 Antique Show and sale semiannual Antique jnstyle dinner buffet e shrimp etouffee with sausage black ken complimentary wine and more The oenefit the ACS and erwrite the 1996 ila Seating is limited your tickets by call 53 or 6064115 Gala Sale will be held at enter in New Braun Seguin St Quality dealers f om all over the state and manv out of state dealers will exhib for sale t quality merchandise he show and sale will be open tiree days Friday Sat urday and Sunday Oct 1315 Hours wil be from 11 to 7 Friday and Saturday and noon to Admis For more Departrrv Sunday ion is still only which is ciood for all three days information call 625 0612 or 6204934 Lake C unlap VFD event Saturday Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire 3nt will hold its annu al barbe ueauctionraffle at the River Bend Clubhouse starting ei 3 Saturday Oct 14 Adult childs plate Anyone with items to donate for auc tion or raffle call Tammy at 609120 0115 Taste off the Town Taste of he Town 1995 will be held Thursday Oct 12 from 6 to 9 at Krueger Chevrolet Building San Antonio and Academy streets Tickets the door are The event benefits the Children s Museum in New Braunfe here A 35pie German songs F to Bavariar Austin S German proud tc which out Gerr France For Suhr at or Betty at 629 Getiruin youth choir Friday ce youth choir from will sing famous day Oct 13 from 7 30 at the Village 212 W reel Fee The American Society is sponsor the choir s performed through any England and information call Helgard 256330 Stolen goods finding their way home By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Property stolen from area construction sites is finding its way back to some of the owners Weve returned items to four separate owners said Comal County Sheriffs Lieu tenant Sumner Bowen Cooperation from the public is helping to match the stolen goods with rightful owners Bowen said Tracking down owners of stolen goods can be a painstaking and timeconsuming process Bowen said Its very meticulous and detailed its a paper he People who had items stolen from construction sites should call the Sheriffs office at 6203400 and tell deputies what items they had missing from which site Bowen said If we can get people involved we can clear a lot more cas he said Sheriffs deputies arrested two men they say are key mem bers of a construction site theft ring last Friday Arrested were Frankie Hinojosa 31 of New Braunfels and Robert Koeppe 21 who recently moved to New Braunfels from California Both were arrested on charges of possession of to worth of stolen property a state jail felony Koeppe was also charged with burglary of a building HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Heavy load A cement truck driven by Wilson Reyes Abrego struck and stopped directly on top of a trailer full of corregated tin yester day Police reports state that at about Jimmie Prueser was leaving McCoys Building Supplies on Loop 337 when the trailer he was pulling came loose and rolled in front of the cement truck owned by Ingram ReadyMix Abrego was brought to McKenna Memorial Hospital with minor injuries City council appoints board to oversee spending of sales tax n By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Checks from the new halfcent sales tax will be heading into New Braunfels city coffers starting next January Who will be largely responsible for deciding how that money gets spent was decided at Monday nights city council meeting Oneeighth of the sales tax an estimated per year is slated for economic development said City Manager Mike Shands The Economic Development Cor poration Board of Directors will look at how to spend this money The fivemember board will be recom mending various actions to council to enhance economic activity in the Shands said The Corpo ration Board of Directors will have two chunks of money to consider oneeighth for streets and drainage and oneeighth for capital improvements Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and Work Phone Numbers Ted Alexander 6060158 Jonathan H Hull 6258026 Toya OhlnchLindsey 6259101 David P Sansing 512 3964244 Rudy Seidel Corporation Board of Directors and Work Phone Numbers R Bruce Boyer 6256511 James L Jim Callahan 4985014 William F Havard 210 8249421 Jayne E Jochec 6256916 Bert G Lindsey III 6252110 Mike Lindt 210 351 2657 Dr Stinson E Worley 512 2452157 Streets and drainage could be anything from paving to whole new streets main taining drainage areas to helping build regional detention Shands said Citizen input will be a key part of the streets and drainage decisionmaking process Shands said People who have roads that are in bad repair might come in and tell the he said The improvement part of the tax revenues can be used for an array of capital purchas es from library or police facilities to ambu lances or fire trucks and more Input on the capital acquisition side could come from people on the city Shands said Once the two boards get requests they will study the merits of each then recom mend to city council how best to spend the money The city council can then approve the expenditures in one vote I think the council wants citizen Shands said The board members are going to want citizen input and then the best deci sion will be African Extravaganza Style Show and Dance tickets on sale now The Black Heritage Society now has tickets on sale for its African Extrava ganza Style Show and Dance to be held at 7 Oct 28 at the American Legion Hall You may purchase your tickets from BaySeas Seafood Restaurant the Cham ber of Commerce office or any member of the Black Heritage Society Tickets are for the style show and dance Door prizes will be given away For more information contact Nathan Mil lett at 6254150 Fate of EM being decided at Hondo hearing this week By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The board created by the Texas Legisla ture to regulate the Edwards Aquifer is back in court waiting for a judge to decided whether or not its power is legitimate The Edwards Aquifer Authority EAA was to assume the responsibilities of the Edwards Underground Water District on August 28 The EAA would have the author ity to implement an aquifer management plan which includes licensing wells bro kering water and limiting pumping How ever the Medina County Underground Water Conservation District is challenging the law creating the authority saying it is unconstitutional A temporary injunction has been issued against the board until the legal issue is resolved An earlier hearing allowed the members of the board to be sworn in However it restricted the board from conducting business other than hiring legal counsel and set an October hearing date The hearing began at Wednes day morning at the Hondo Courthouse and is expected to last several days The judge said he wants to have things wrapped up by noon on Friday Garden Ridge ready to put new well into service By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer A new water well for the city of Garden Ridge will be in operation once the city conducts three water sample tests for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Mayor Jay P Millikin said on Tuesday We have been cleaning up the system and purging sand out of the well Millikin said The TNRCC requires that we take three clearnvater samples in three con secutive The new water well was completed in early September when Peerless Pump Company of San Antonio placed the pump 340 feet into the well Drilling for the well began in December 1994 Millikin said the new well will provide for an adequate backup to 1 which is locat ed 100 feet from Both city wells are located on a oneacre plot on FM 2252 west two miles from the inter section of FM 3009 and FM 2252 Well was built in 1987 The pump will pump gallons of water per minute Millikin said the two wells are similar because if they ever need to work on either of the wells the city can have a backup well The costs for the pump the seal coated pipes and the new well are At the well site the city has a gallon ground storage tank Millikin hopes the city can add a bigger ground storage tank in the spring By early spring we hope to add a ground storage tank at the Millikin said We have it budgeted for fiscal year The proposed tank would cost Millikin said Both of our pumps will be pumping gallons of water per minute into the ground storage Millikin said However our high surface pumping station can only pump 850 gallons per minute into the city lines Jn the future we will need to upgrade our pumping station so that we will be able to improve the flow of water into the Millikin said improvements to the high surface pumping station will have to wait at least for two years Special education program to get a boost at CISD By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer Comal Independent School District administrators are searching for candi dates to fill nine new special educa tion positions Richard Moore director of special education for the district said three teaching and six assistant positions have been created and the teachers and aides will be hired as soon as we can find The CISD board of trustees approved the addition to the budget to fund the teacher and the staff salaries at the regular meeting on Sept 27 Moore said an entrylevel teacher holding a bachelors degree is per year and a bachelordegree holder with five years of experience receives per year Teachers with mas ters degrees make more per year Assistant salaries start at around Moore added Moore said the continued growth of the district as a whole increases the number of students enrolled in special education programs Thirteen to 14 percent of the dis tricts total population is enrolled in special education programs Moore said In order to maintain the quality of education you have to increase the Moore said If you look just at the numbers you wont have quality The assignment of the teachers and assistants to the different schools depends on the individual needs of the students not the numbers of students enrolled at each school Moore said Its not looking at a 22tol he said You have to look at the needs of the Debbie Swanson principal at Bul verde Elementary School said the addi tion of her schools two approved assis tants at her school one of whom start ed Thursday will improve education for students who require special atten tion With additional aides we can pro vide more individual attention to stu dents with special she said Tripp Presley principal at Bill Brown Elementary said his school with 130 to 140 students over capacity is in desperate need of the additional teacher and assistant He said the portable build ing also approved by trustees on Sept 27 is ready to but it might be December when many of his teach ers will receive special education cer tification before a permanent teacher is found Comal and Frazier Elementary Schools also will receive one teacher each while Mountain Valley Elemen tary Smithson Valley High School and Goodwin Primary will receive one assistant each Clever people getting rich off welfare and you 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