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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas See whats happening Town11 in Roxolin Krueqers column on Page 1B One mans Check out a flea market where treasures can be found PageBL Coma I Bowl Canyon holds off Smithson Valley 169 See Page 7A for details NCAA NCAA 24 Washington Texas Ohio 17 Kansas Oklahoma Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Gertrude Soefje Monday Oct Beck Jean Crabill 13 Mildred Neill Monday and Lori Stewart 15 Happy anniversary to Mr and Mrs Johnnie Mondin 45 years and Bill and Gay Wim berley 30 Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers 22 26 Est million Tickets still available for Ducks Unlimited banquet Only 42 tickets to the upcom ing Ducks Unlimited banquet and auction remained available Friday afternoon according to Jim Cook chairman of the 95 version of the annual event Individual tickets to the Nov 14 affair are a table for 10 can be purchased for The proceeds from the ban quet and its associated auction and raffle activities help pre serve wetlands habitat essen tial to the preservation of more than 600 wildlife species including ducks geese and endangered species like the whooping crane and bald eagle Last year Cook said the local DU chapter raised at its annual event He hopes this year to see that fig ure reach he said Fri day For tickets information call 6257775 Antique Show and Sale The 45th semiannual Antique Show and Sale contin ues today at the Civic Center 380 S Seguin St Hours are from noon to 5 today Admission is For more information call 6250612 or 6204934 Jr Miss Coke Party All Junior Class girls Smith son Valley Canyon and New Braunfels high schools there will be a Junior Miss Coke Par ty held Tuesday Oct 17 at 7 at Memorial Elementary on Walnut Street Bring one or more of your parents and come hear about the New Braunfels Junior Miss Scholarship Pro gram and pick up your packets to participate Correction A headline on Page 1 of the Friday HeraldZeitung con tained incorrect information The tax foreclosure sale referred to in the article was for properties whose owners owe taxes to the city and to the New Braunfels Indepen dent School District not the Comal Independent School District as stated in the head line Also the headline should have referred to properties This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint EST Mi E MrM A S O r IBM i OK New Braunfels Herald 40 Pages in three sections Sunday October Serving Comal County and the surrounding area Home of GERTRUDE SOEFJE CISD bond issue approved SUNDAY Vol 143 No 240 By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer Comal Independent School District voters Sat urday approved a million tax bond issue by 11 votes 10771066 Im absolutely ecstatic that it passed but Im dismayed it was that said Trustee Dan Krueger The million tax bonds will fund a new 800student middle school on the west side of the county and expansions and renovations to some existing campuses There was a question in the minds of some people about the need of a bond issue a year Margin just 11 votes in low voter turnout after we passed one and the package wasnt as neat as last Superintendent Jerry Major said explaining the close vote Low voter turnout also may have made the election close Trustee Robert Loop said The turnout of voters was 50 percent less than last years turnout when voters approved a million bond issue to finance three new schools I think that if we had a larger turnout it would have passed by a larger he said Abel Campos director of business operations for the district has said normal turnout is to people Approximately to are registered to vote in the district Campos said Major said another tax bond election would not be necessary for at least four years I hope that this will address our needs through the turn of the Major said But he added that he is cautious about promis ing no more bond elections because of the dis tricts growth The growth is the key he said barely Attempts by the HeraldZeitung to contact members of the Association of Citizens for Edu cation who opposed the bond issue were unsuc cessful In early voting 356 people voted for the bond issue and 187 voted against The results from election day are Bulverde Elementary 243 for 113 against Bill Brown Elementary 98 for 84 against Startzville Cafe 45 for 257 against Comal Elementary 12 for 10 against Garden Ridge 70 for 93 against Canyon High 178 for 131 against and Mountain Valley Elementary 75 for 191 against Comal Clash HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Football fans from across the county witnessed a clash of rivals Friday at Ranger Stadium in Smithson Valley as Canyon High School downed SVHS169 in the annual Comal Bowl For more on the battle see Page 7A Landa Park is setting for vigil on domestic violence By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Next Tuesday evening the Comal County Womens Center hopes to see a throng of people in Landa Park Not for a picnic or a party but to join in observing Domestic Violence Aware ness Month At precisely Oct 17 church bells throughout Comal County will ring as a memorial to all who have suffered and lost their lives this year as a result of domestic vio said Jodie Mytro Comal Coun ty Womens Center program coordi nator A candlelight vigil will start at 7 at Pavilion 16 in Landa Park Mytro said Victims and survivors of domestic violence will speak about their she said Kathleen Krueger and possibly Ambassador Bob Krueger are slated to speak Partici pants are encouraged to bring their own candles she said The candlelight vigil is part of a state and nationwide observance In the last 15 years in this country as many women have been killed by their abusers as the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War yet these women are often forgotten and many have died in Mytro said Our purpose is to commemorate their lives as well as to enlist greater community unity and Mytro said The Comal County Womens Center is a shelter and victim advocacy pro gram for battered women and their children The center offers a 24hour hotline legal advocacy social service referrals support groups and transi tional room and board for the victims of domestic violence I have seen other shelters around the Mytro said The Comal County Womens Center compares favorably she said The local community has been more supportive of domestic violence vic tims than some communities Mytro said The biggest awareness problem is that theres still a revictimization or a blaming of the she said They dont stay because they wmt to be Anyone interested in volunteering time or donating resources to the cen ter is encouraged to call 6207520 Sasser has different take on Immigration bill By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce members heard Rep Lamar Smith RSan Antonio aide Olene Stone outline Smiths Immi gration in the National Interest bill now before the congressional judicial committee The chamber audience challenged not a single point Stone made But Comal County Democratic chair Gloria Sasser took issue with several aspects of Smiths immigration bill Of course we shouldnt allow criminals into this Sasser said But the majority of people who are trying to enter this country are only looking for a better way of Smiths bill would increase Border Patrol agents by each year for the next five years For both borders I Sasser said Smiths bill would attempt to select some legal immigrants for job and education levels Quoted from Smiths newsletter the bill would increase the percentage of highlyskilled legal immigrants admitted on the basis of advanced edu cation and job skills from 18 to 25 percent and eliminate the current employment category for unskilled Limitations on citizens would stifle the countrys growth Sasser said The main thing is that we can not become a restrictive she said Thats People who come into this country looking for solace and looking for refuge should be treated with dig Gloria Sasser where these kind of laws take us Smiths bill seeks to cut down on people coming into this country only to join the welfare rolls Immi grants should not become a burden on American Smiths newsletter said Public charge has been grounds from exclusion from the since the beginning of this century It must be The Immigration in the National Interest bill will require legal immigrants to prove that they have a job waiting in the or that they have a financial sponsor who will support said the newsletter 1 dont think anyone should be a burden on this country When you look at the bill on the surface it doesnt sound Sasser said But my grandparents came to this country at the turn of the Sasser said Like most immi grants who settled this country I doubt if they knew where they were going to get a job They all took that Increasing population and unemployment are prob lems America must try to solve Sasser said But the fact of the matter is that we have been a refuge for the world for so she said Immigration is not a right granted to people of the world by the Constitution Stone said People have inalienable rights not just because of the Constitution but just because were human Sasser said People who come into this country looking for solace and looking for refuge should be treated with Sasser said Last testimony in EAA suit likely to be heard by Judge Pennington By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer District Judge Mickey Pennington will probably hear the last testimony in the suit challenging the constitutional ity of the Edwards Aquifer Authority said Steve Rogers attorney for the EAA Pennington lives in Uvalde where irrigating farmers want unlimited pumping rights of aquifer water under their land The EAA hearings are being held in Hondo The judge will take a couple of days and call us back probably early in the next week to hear his Rogers said The EAA was originally scheduled to take office Aug 28 replacing the Edwards Underground Water District The Medina County Groundwater Conservation District filed suit to stop the authority from beginning its work thus the current hearing Rick lllgner EUWD general man ager testified Friday He testified that he believed there was a need for a regional entity with sufficient powers to manage the Edwards Aquifer as a Rogers said Federal Judge Lucius D Bunton 111 apparently agrees He issued an order summoning par ties in the endangered species lawsuit recendy Buntons order threatens fed eral control of the aquifer if the EAA is not allowed to operate The EAA would have satisfied him as a governing body for the aquifer Bunton wrote This court grows weary of this four year suit in which nothing has been Bunton wrote The buck stops here This court will implement a plan by Jan 1 1996 that is regulated bv this court or by a federal agency designat ed by this Should concealed weapons be banned from businesses See survey question Page 4A
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