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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas URSDAY Canyon Lake Action Center reaches out during the holidays Page 2 New Braunfels 50 CENTS fThe Courthouse Annex 14 Pages in one section Thursday Oct HeraldZe 4JO M016 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHINB 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 19 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 years Home of JULIA SOEFJE tm Vol 143 No 248 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Soefje Felicia Lombar do four Dorothy Rhein lander Laura Martinez seven Ruben Leal Jr 12 Happy anniversary wish es go out to Mr and Mrs Oscar Schneider and Earl and Marie Heaton 56 River and aquifer information Comal River 258 cubicfeetper down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 02 Guadalupe River 120 Spaghetti dinner Project Kiss will hold a spaghetti dinner at Eagles Hall at Canyon Lake Oct 28 at 6 to raise money for a community youth recreation center Skits and a silent auc tion will be held as well Din ner is Eden Home Country Store The Eden Home Country Store will be held from 9 to Oct 27 at the Eden Home Friendship Room Proceeds benefit the resident council project a gardening deck off the coffee break room Your donations of baked goods and garage sale items are needed Call 6256291 ext 274 Jaycees host haunted house The Jaycees will have a haunted house and carnival Oct 28 and 29 from 11 to 5 and Oct 31 from 4 to 7 at the New Braunfels Factory Stores to benefit Toys for Tots Cancer support group to meet The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group spon sored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday Oct 26 in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Walnut Anyone with cancer and their significant other is invited to attend Call 6291763 Conservation Society to meet The New Braunfels Conser vation Societys October meet ing will be held Thursday Oct 26 at in the Forke Store This will be the last meet ing of this Sesquicentennial Year and the group will hold an Old New Braunfels Night Show and Bring any antique or collectable item and tell about its history New mem bers welcome For information call 6292943 Correction A photo caption on Page 1 of yesterdays HeraldZeitung misidentified the man pinned under his truck in an accident on Loop The man was Jason Falkenberg The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot LOTTERV Close but no cigar Recount narrows marginf but CISD million bond package still passes by eight votes By DENISE DZIUK and MELANIE GERIK Staff Writers The million Comal Independent School District bond issue passed by eight votes instead of 11 according to a recount Wednesday The Oct 14 bond election passed by 11 votes to Last Thursday Peter Garcia of Fischer filed a petition signed by more than 75 dis trict patrons requesting a recount of the bond election results After the recount the final vote was to The million bond issue will fund a new middle school on the west side of the district and renovations and expansions at existing campuses Garcia said the petition was filed because of the possibility of human error He added asking for the recount was part of a message to the district to let it know were still watching and were still It was just too close for Garcia said Maybe it will slow them Abel Campos director of business operations for the district said a com mittee of three patrons from across the district counted the votes from 9 to Also present in the room were a chairman two observers for the petitioners Superintendent Jerry Major and Campos acting for Board Presi dent Jim Middleton as the agent of records Campos said two petitioners were asked to be counters but could not make the recount Wednesday We were trying to be as fair as pos Campos said I think every body left fairly satisfied with how the recount was Campos said that any change in the numbers even if the result does not change requires the district to recan vass and recertify the results The board will certify the recount at its regular meeting Thursday night Campos said the district will move forward to the next phase of the bond issue Our plans are to proceed immedi ately with the sale of the bonds and start the he said Roy Linnartz director of mainte nance and operations for the district said his office is sorting through archi tects and engineers and will make rec ommendations to the building com mittee composed of three board mem bers at its meeting Thursday night Once the committee gives us the goahead on the consultants then those consultants will start to work to give us those Linnartz said He added the architect and district representatives probably will meet at the end of next month to discuss the design of the new school The architect may be able to pre sent the board a preliminary design in December and finalize a plan four to six months later Construction should be complete on the school by mid1997 but Linnartz said the district will push for an earlier deadline Were going to try to shorten it as much as possible because we need it as soon as he said HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARN ALL Mr and Mrs Jack Krueger and the New Braunfels Fire Department are teaming UPto nold a bi9 twonight Halloween party on the 400 block of West San Antonio Street SCARE TACTICS Safe Halloween coming to Antonio Street By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Kids and adults alike can test their courage this Halloween at a haunted house being held to provide a safe entertainment alternative for kids this year Organizers say its a way for kids to have fun without being on the streets The New Braunfels Fire Depart ment and Mr and Mrs Jack Krueger are holding a Safe Halloween Haunt ed Haus this year Children will have a chance to walk through a spooky haunted house and will receive a little bag of goodies to take home with them Stacie Zercher an organizer for the event said there was a similar event about three years ago However there was no place to hold it the past couple of years so there wasnt one She said she and her husband Don who are both members of the fire department wanted to provide safe entertainment for children So when a building was offered to them for use they accepted it she said We organized it because we were trying to do something to keep the kids off the street and make it safer for said Zercher Plus we have run with Zercher said the haunted house will be open from to 10 on Octo ber 30 and 31 There will also be little bags of goodjes handed out to the children on both nights Zercher said We organized it because we were trying to do some thing to keep the kids off the street and make it safer for them Plus we have fun with Stacie Zercher there is no charge for the event How ever she said a donation jar will be set out and any donations collected will go to United Way Zercher said the last time the haunt ed house was held kids were lined up and down the street This year they have bags for about kids which is approximately how many came in the past However she said there is no way to know how many will attend and she hopes the turnout is good You just never know But previous ones have been successful and were hoping a lot of kids will come join us for the she said She said the members of the fire department and their families are doing most of the work However various other businesses and associations have volunteered time and gift items for the event The Haunted Haus will be held on the 400 block of West San Antonio on October 30 and 31 Everyone is invited to attend This map shows the five bus routes being planned for the city The route that goes to Gruene is planned to only run on weekends Buses are expected to pick up passengers at each stop once an hour except for the Gruene route where buses would stop every two hours Public transit system slated to start Jan 15 By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The word is go for New Braunfels to get a public transit system for a years trial at least This is an offer I dont believe you can said Rob Eversberg of the Transportation Committee as he pitched the system to the city council Monday night Two buses will cover four routes one bus will butterfly from one route to its other said Main Street Director Karen Crandall During the week every bus stop will be covered once an hour Crandall said A fifth tourist route will be added on weekends and each stop will be covered once every two hours she said Were targeting midJanuary for a start date probably the 15th which is a she said Fares for the buses have yet to be determined said Luis Ramirez of the Community Council The fare will probably end up between 25 cents and a dollar with transfers available he said The Community Council will absorb about of the transit trials cost The cost to New Braunfels an unbelievable for the year for signs and advertising routes How did New Braunfels come by such a deal The Community Council part of the Alamo Area Council of Governments now oper ates a pointtopoint byrequest transit system for senior citizens in the area We make 500 trips per month part ly subsidized and partly funded with said Luis Ramirez of the Com munity Council The federal government is trying to mainstream these Cran dall said If an agency like the Com munity Council can show that they can touch more of the community that will make them look good with the federal government and their federal funding is more likely to Its hard to put a true dollar value on what the city is getting Crandall said because of the volunteer hours invest ed Over in marketing mon ey has been donated so she said This committee is the most fabulous committee Ive ever worked This public transit project came about because of overwhelming need not just because some folks in the city building thought it was a good idea said Marian Benson Transportation Well continuously monitor to find out if the community wants and needs Rob Eversberg Committee chair The reason this has come before you is that a need arose about five years she said 1 have gotten numerous requests mostly from said Council woman Jan Kennady The Transportation Committee sur veyed 300 people about public transit during the fair parade Crandall said Young people that worked said they wanted After a year passes the city can decide if there was enough demand for public transportation to continue operating a system beyond the trial Well continuously monitor to find out if the community wants and needs Eversberg said a continuing public transit system could come from a Texas Department of Transportation expansion grant The city council gave Crandall the goahead to apply for the grant at its Monday night meeting For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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