Tuesday, January 30, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 30, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Junior Golf Association Sundance Tournament results Page 5 Church Hill School Historic Landmark New Braunfels Herald 50 CENTS 10 pages in one section Tuesday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more hi 410 MO16 179 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHINO 2627 E YANDELL DR F Vol 144 No 55 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Van Ryswyk Herbert Fey Allan Schneider Anna Gonzales and Mary Meder Happy belated anniversary to Dean and Nancy Jackson Pollen Count Cedar Mold Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 282 Cubic Feet Per Second down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 05 Main Street puts on seminars The New Braunfels Main Street Design Committee will host a fourpart series of semi nars from Jan 30 through March 12 on selected Tues days The seminars include Design Affects the Bottom Line Jan 30 Your Business Feb 13 Signage in Keeping with Concept and Building1 Feb 27 and Good Merchandising Great and Easy Window Displays March 12 Each of the free seminars begins at at City Hall in the Municipal Court room 424 S Castell Ave Bring a brown bag dinner Beverages and dessert will be provided Optimists to meet at Molly Joes The New Braunfels Optimist Club will hold its next meeting at Feb 5 at Molly Joes Restaurant At a short business meeting the planned Optimist Youth Golf Tournament will be discussed Guest speaker will be Chip Schumacher of the Hill Coun try Nursery Memorial fund for family Kiesling set up A memorial fund has been set up to benefit the family of Ben Kiesling If you wish to contribute simply go to the Randolph Brooks Credit Union in New Braunfels and tell them you want to contribute Do you know an Unsung Hero Each spring the Herald Zeitung presents a Citizen of the Year award and several Unsung Hero awards at a reception celebrating the annual Horizons edition of the newspaper The HeraldZeitung needs the publics help in finding Unsung Heroes Do you know a person whose good deeds have gone unrecognized Let us know about him or her so they can receive the credit they deserve Mail or drop off a letter telling us about your Unsung Hero candidate to HeraldZeitung Heroes 707 Landa St New Braunfels TX 78130 Nominations may also be faxed to 6251224 Make sure to include you own name and daytime telephone number This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Wuests plans expansion of Landa store By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The wheels are turning toward a proposed expansion of the Landa Street Wuests store A permit application is on file with the city of New Braunfels said Debra Goodwin planning director Theyre planning to expand into the old Winns she said The Koehler Company of Seguin applied for the build ing permit The permit is for value so its she said Attorney John Dierksen handled Wuests application for variance with the Construction Board of Adjustment The board will consider the application at tonights meeting Attempts to contact Wuests owner Robert W Wuest were unsuccessful Seguin man killed in driveby shooting By ERIC P JENSEN Special to the HeraldZeitung An early morning shooting of two houses in Seguin Monday left one man dead as he slept in one of the resi dences Seguin police are still investigating the shooting Robert Lee Ellsworth 31 of 314 W Walnut was pro nounced dead on arrival at Guadalupe Valley Hospital after he had been shot once in the abdomen Seguin Police Detective Mike Watts said seven rounds from a large caliber weapon were fired at two houses in the 300 block of W Walnut around Monday Ellsworth had been sleeping on the floor in the front room of one of the houses when the shooting occurred The house next door was shot at at least four times but no one was injured in that attack Watts said five other family members were in the house with Ellsworth including one who was also in the front part of the house No one else in that house was hurt Officers found that two rounds were fired at the houses living room area and one round went through the front door Watts said HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Wreck blamed on fog Heavy fog was listed as a contributing factor in a twocar accident at Highway 46 and 3159 at about yesterday Three people were treated and released at WIcKenna Memorial Hospital after a Buick Park Avenue driven by Richard Garza of Belton and a Lincoln Continental driven by James Ashley of Boerne collided Gloria Munoz was a passenger in the Park Avenue Schlitterbahn has summer jobs to fill By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer While summer vacation for local high school students is still several months away now is a good time to start planning on how that time will be spent Those who want to find summer employment also need to start planning because Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts is starting to fill its seasonal posi tions The park and resort will be filling more than fulland parttime jobs Public Relations Director Sherrie Brammall said the positions are in a variety of areas including lifeguards food service workers gift shop clerks housekeepers and grounds mainte nance She also added that many of these jobs pay above minimum wage This is our normal seasonal summer job push Were hiring she said We have gone up on our summer job salaries to be more General Manager Terri G Adams said Schlitterbahn also has a bonus program for employees working at the park and resort throughout the summer She said this pro gram along with the increases in pay has made the jobs at Schlitterbahn competitive with other jobs in the area We expect the combination of higher pay flexible hours and our fun family atmosphere to attract more adults such as teachers and seniors in addition to she said Brammall said applications are already being accepted and the majority of the posi tions last the length of the summer season which is April 27 through Sept 15 Brammall said the park will accept appli cations throughout the summer to handle turnover But lifeguard classes will begin in March so it makes sense to apply now People wanting to get mailed to them can call 210 6252351 ext 526 or request it by email sent to Applicants can also apply in person at the employment office at 305 West Austin Street County joins fight against hydrilla Stocking of grass carp approved despite unresolved study By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday enlisted them selves in the war against hydrilla by approving to fight the vege tation that has been threatening lakes Dunlap and McQueeney I live in the Lake Dunlap area so I am aware of the County Judge Carter Casteel said If we dont work on it in one spot then we will have problems in other parts of the hydroelectric We all need to work on it The commissioners approved the funding after watching a fiveminute video on the hydrilla problem pre sented by GuadalupeBlanco River Authority GBRA Director of Project Development David Welsch The video showed how GBRA and prop erty owners associations around the lake were trying to fight the problem After the video was finished Welsch had good news for the com missioners The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has approved a onetime stocking of the lakes for Welsch said The number of carp to be stocked in the lake has not been decided by the TPWD Guadalupe County and GBRA are contributing Welsch said the lakes are eligible for Army Corps of Engineer funding the amount of which is undetermined With the homeowners associa tions bearing most of the costs we will have to fight the prob Welsch said Texas Parks and Wildlife has been involved in fighting hydrilla since August when it started a study by placing 125 grass carp in the five I live in the lake Dunlap area so I am aware of the County Judge Carter Casteel hydroelectric lakes of the GBRA which include lakes McQueeney and Dunlap The purpose of the study is to determine if the carp will stay in the lakes after two flood events and whether or not they can control the hydrilla Even though the stocking has been granted the study by Texas Parks and Wildlife is still ongoing Welsch said Texas Parks and Wildlife agreed to provide a one time stocking of the carp before the study is done because it will be enough fish to control the problem but not hurt the lake vege tation too Welsch said CISD ready to buy portables By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Delays in the sale of 1995 bonds has caused a delay in construction and expansion plans for Comal Indepen dent School District and the district now has to look at putting in portable buildings to deal with overcrowding in classrooms CISP Superintendent Jerry Major said he has not been fond of the idea of portable buildings He said princi pals originally asked for 20 portable buildings which is 40 classrooms The cost of portable buildings is approximately each Twenty buildings would cost million Unfortunately the numbers justify he said Its just not the right thing to do in my Major said he told principals pur chasing 20 portable buildings was not possible The principals reduced that number and asked for 10 buildings Major told thern that was still not pos sible Major asked the board Thursday to approve three portable buildings all for Smithson Valley High School and they did CISD Superintendent Carol Hall said crowding problems do not look like they will be easing soon She asked the board to approve a class size waiver to be sent to the Texas Education Agency Hall said the district is required to file the waiver every year and it appears to just get rubber stamped now Three classes are over the max imum number of students allowed by the state She said the district tries to maintain a 25 students to 1 teacher ratio in classes but thats not realistic any She said without the con struction things will just get worse In other business the board voted 6 0 with board member Thomas Bruce absent to extend the contract of Super intendent Jerry Major to June 30 1999 New Main Street director brings a wealth of experience to the position By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer She was afraid of heights so she learned to fly a plane I really did it to say If I can do that I can do any said Lynn Fountain New Braunfels new Main Street director Fountain spent two years in Guinea West Africa with the Peace Corps It was a lifealtering she said She also was a stock broker in New York City worked for the federal gov ernment in Washington ran her own management training business for seven years and earned two masters degrees from schools in Washington Lynn Fountain Im going to be able to pull from my experience of working within a government she said Every bit of Fountains diverse expe rience will come to play in her Main Street job What is New Braunfels like after New York Washington Guinea People are people are people real Fountain said With an MA in government and another in economics Fountain has about every skill the Main Street pro gram could need to use Fountain likes to work as a catalyst to bring interest ed groups together to achieve a goal she said My background in manage ment consulting and the value of will come in Crandall has given the Main Street program a strong kickstart Fountain said She has stalled some balls rolling that need to be attended she said Its time to take some of the projects to a different New Braunfels positive outlook and volunteer spirit has not been lost on Fountain Im really impressed with the qual ity of the people in the municipal build she said Theyre sharp theyre bright very Fountain was born and raised in Texas She graduated from high school in Houston then earned her bachelors degree from Trinity University She and her husband of oneandahalf years John moved to Canyon Lake from Austin last September My husband is the dock services manager at Canyon she said Boat people are kindred New Braunfels and Canyon Lake are in the right place on Fountains personal map 1 have family in Austin and in San Antonio My husband has sisters in San Antonio San Marcos up and down she said This is my fourth career and thats Fountain said It lets you use the different aspects of what you can bring to a For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at

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