Wednesday, November 8, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas i WEDNESDAY Cougars Unicorns to meet again in regional quarterfinals Page 84 50 CENTS New Braunfels Jhe Plaza Bandstand Pages in two sections Wednesday Nov HeraldZeit 7627 E Y ft H DELI EL TX 7990 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 143 years Home of BONNIE OVERPECK Vol 143 No 256 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Larry Morales Bonnie Over peck Jarolyn Popp and Dina Hess Happy anniversary to Patrick and Yvonne Desfosses River and aquifer information Comal River 278 cublcfeetper yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 02 Quadalupe River Today at Wurstfest Wursthalle pm The Cloverleaf Orchestra pm pm Myron Floren Das Grosse Zelt The Big Tent pm Terry Cavanagh pm Ed Kadlecek The Village Band pm Alpenfest pm New Braunfels German Folkdancers pm Ed Kadlecek The Village Band pm Alpenfest Das Kleine Zelt The Little Tent pm Toni Noichl pm OriginalKapelle Heimatland Band from Ger many pm Terry Cavanagh pm Oma the Oom pahs pm OriginalKapelle Heimatland Band from Ger many meeting There will be an organiza tional meeting for a new local UnitarianUniversalist Church Wednesday Nov 8 at at 300 Lincoln Weihnachtsmarkt raffle tickets on sale Weihnachtsmarkt German Christmas market raffle tick ets are now on sale Grand prizes are two free roundtrip tickets to Germany courtesy of Lufthansa Airlines and the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung and two Christmas area rugs donated by Rhoads Interiors Tickets are each or three for and may be purchased from any member of the Sophienburg Museum and Archives or call 629 1572 Weihnachtsmarkt will be held Nov and 19 at the Civic Center Get in on Wassailfest The third annual Wassailfest will be held in the downtown area on Dec 7 from 6 to 9 Several businesses will be open with most offering wassail and specials on mer chandise Entertainment of all kinds will be scattered throughout the area The entertainment committee is in the process of contacting groups to entertain part or all of the evening If you have an entertainment group and would be interested in partici pating in this festive event call Pam at 6295924 or Bonnie at 6257738 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint NBISD makes land buy By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The board of trustees for the New Braunfels Independent School District approved the purchase of land to be used to deal with expected future growth in the district Tuesday evening the board approved the purchase of 100 acres of land near the intersection of Highway 46 and Loop 306 at a cost of NBISD Superintendent Charles Brad berry said the land is not needed at the present time However he said enrollment figures in the district are up and continued growth is expected The land will be used to meet future growth needs he said Were trying to stay ahead of the growth We dont want to wait until growth has reached the point that land is sold by the square foot instead of the said Bradberry Bradberry said the tentative plan is to eventually use the land as a ninth and tenth grade campus He said the cost of a comprehensive fouryear high school campus would cost in excess of million dollars By splitting the high school into two campuses the district can do more with less he said The land is also unique because of its close proximity to the high school which allows resources be to shared between the two campuses with min imal transportation costs land was for sale at a good price If we grow well need the extra land to expand on If we end up not needing the land I feel we can dis pose of it and still break he said We dont want to In other business the board held a reception for the parents and teachers of Memorial Primary and Memorial Elementary to present the two cam puses with certificates stating they are Recognized Schools for their gains in TAAS scores Its not often that this happens and it couldnt have happened to better said Bradberry There will be more schools that get this in New Braunfels but theres always got to be a Memorial Elementary Principal Sharon Tate accepted the certificate However she said she was not respon sible for the recognition She said all the teachers had a part in it and mended them for their work All of you deserve a copy of this and all of you deserve a piece of it You made it said Tate The board also saw a demonstration of the reading recovery program Teachers in the district are receiving training in the program which is an early intervention reading program Thats how you prevent failure If kids can read they cant said Bradberry Texans vote to abolish Treasury HeraldZaitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL He missed the But he flipped his truck in the process Joe Yen an employee of Rock Busters a blasting firm from Round Rock was driving south on 3009 near Highway 46 at about today when he swerved to miss a deer and flipped the fiveton utility truck he was driving Yen was taken by AirLife to a San Antonio trauma center with a leg injury He was conscious and alert Volunteers to bring Canyon Lake history to print By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The head of the Canyon Lake His torical Committee likens her search to learn about her grandfather to the research that needs to be done in writing a historical narrative about Canyon Lake It is an art knowing how to do Dana Jones head of the his torical committee said It is very fas cinating Finding out how my grandfa ther died in Alabama taught me how to do research for the Canyon Lake his torical Since March Jones and Canyon Lake residents interested in writing a histor ical book about the Canyon Lake area have been meeting at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce at noon on every Tuesday The goal of the histori cal group is to write a 400page book with the proceeds going toward a Canyon Lake Museum The proposed museum will be built on a 5acre tract owned by the chamber located on FM 2673 west of Saltier Jones is helped by Bryan Weidner Linda Woodworth and other Canyon Lake historians in their search for his tory Jones said 15 people are volun teering their time in helping writing the book This past summer Jones went to Birmingham Alabama to research the death of her grandfather who died of mysterious causes in 1915 Jones said that there had been family rumors going for years that her grandfather had died in a mental asylum She said that it took many hours of looking through mar riage records and medical records before she found out what happened to her grandfather She got the answer on Oct 31 exactly 80 years to the day after her grandfather died in a mental hospi tal just like the family rumors had stat ed He had been the mystery man in my family until I found out what hap pened to Jones said Now that she has satisfied her curi ousity about her genealogy Jones is on the mission to find the hidden history of Canyon Lake The book will contain history from the age of the dinosaurs to the present day This is a very labor intensive pro Jones said We have to gather a lot of information edit and talk to a lot of people Our committee is searching for old photographs and Jones said it could take between 18 months and 34 years before the project and book is completed The committee has been talking to two publishers about printing the book Canyon Lake historians writers or residents who are interested in writing about the history of the lake can contact Jones at 210 9077901 AUSTIN AP Given the chance to shrink government Texans did By a 2tol margin voters Tuesday night approved a constitutional amendment that will abolish the state Treasury and merge its functions into the comptrollers office The decision means Texas loses one of its top seven statewide elected officials and one that voters have elected directly since 1850 I am delighted that the voters believed in me and in my promise to said State Treasurer Martha Whitehead who campaigned for elec tion last year on a pledge to eliminate her own job Comptroller John Sharp also applauded passage of the amendment Its going to save money and were going to operate it better than its ever he said In nearfinal returns Proposition 10 on the constitutional amendment ballot was favored percent or votes to percent or It was among 11 amendments that passed on the constitutional amend ment ballot three were rejected by voters and it was the biggest attentiongetter The treasurer serves as the states banker invests public funds and over sees the unclaimed property program that tries to return assets abandoned in private accounts Supporters say handing the duties over to the comptroller will save million and cut 160 government jobs Opponents had called the idea ill advised arguing that a fundamental principle of public policy is to keep separate the departments that collect funds and those that spend funds At some point without having checks and balances theres going to be a major problem with too much power being concentrated in John Sharps said State GOP Chairman Tom Pauken He added I do think well find out in the long run that all these highly touted savings are going to turn out to be Comal results mirror state By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer On a local level residents in Comal County followed the state lead in voting to abolish the state treasurers office The amendment passed in Comal County by a margin of three to one an even larger margin than the two to one margin in the state County Clerk Joy Streater said voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote which was an 11 percent turnout rate for the coun ty Streater said the turnout was slightly higher than the states predicted 10 percent She said many counties did not even reach the 10 percent Comal County has historical ly has a little bit better than statewide It wasnt a whole lot better but I cant she said Other local election results include 2357 for and against increasing the amount available in the Veterans Housing Assistance Fund for and 835 against eliminating bonds for the Super conducting Super Collider for and against increasing the limits of property tax exemption for disable veter ans for and against issuing bonds for college student loans Not all Republicans agreed State Rep Bill Siebert RSan Antonio was a legislative sponsor of the amendment My constituents sent me to Austin to cut waste duplication and streamline state he said Video shot at car lot Leroy Pernell acts out a guitar solo for the cameras at New Braunfels Motor Company on Elliott Knox Freeway yester day Pernell was working on a video for country recording artist Radney Foster Garden Ridge gets new city secretary again By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A new face will be running the the Garden Ridge City Hall after the Garden Ridge City Council voted to appoint Chris Boring as the new city secretary at its meeting on Wednesday Boring who resides in Cibolo was one of the last three candidates for the position Boring was not the councils first choice Robin Ross was hired by the coun cil in a special meeting on Sept 29 after the final three can didates were interviewed by the council members Ross was the former city secretary in Anson Texas located in the Panhandle However Mayor Jay P Millikin said Ross called him 10 days before she would have taken the position on Wednesday and Ross informed him that she could not accept the position because of personal reasons Boring is qualified because she has extensive man agerial experience in the retail Millikin said She has the accounting and computerial experience needed for the job The council is extremely pleased with her personality and Borings duties at city hall will include accounting The council is extremely pleased with her personality and Garden Midge Mayor Jay P Milikin on new City Secretary Chris Boring bookkeeping water billing and administrative duties within city hall Borings first day of work was on Wednesday This will be the first time since late July that Garden Ridge has had a city secretary Tracy Franklin resigned at that time only after serving a few days on the job He replaced Jim Jeffers who resigned in July Since July city councilmembers and Water Clerk Kathryn Smith had been sharing the duties of the city secretary The council also discussed a proposed amendment which would have made changes in the citys drought management amendment would have tightened the regulations on the timing and circumstances in which people could have watered their lawns during a drought crisis The amendment will be reconsidered in the future For advertising or subscription information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144