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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Unicorn baseball tournament kicks off today See Sports Page 5 New Braunfels 50 CENTS The Mergele House 708 W Mill 10 pages in one section Thursday March HeraldZeiti i 6 i E YAM BELL UK PASO i X Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of JACKSON NIES Vol 144 No 83 Inside Market Stammhsch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Mike Welsch Erica Ranee Leal five Anita Leal Rios Tomas Acevedo and Tam my Barber Pollen Count Mold Cedar trace Ash 68 Mulberry Hackberry 24 Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 04 Alzheimers Support Group to meet The Alzheimers Support Group meets at 6 Thurs day March 7 at Colonial Manor Care Center Christian Womens Club to hold luncheon The Christian Womens Club will hold a luncheon Tuesday March 12 from 11 to 1 at the Holiday Inn for Speakers Carol Johnson and Renee Counch on Updating Your Home on a Budget Becky Voges on Uplifting Your Spirit With Song and Jan Thurner on Unleashing Joyfully the Reins of Your Life Reservations needed by March 8 Call Jan at 899 2277 Free nursery call 935 4337 Circus is heading to Seguin The Guadalupe County Republicans will sponsor per formances by the King Royal Brothers Circus Friday March 8 in Seguin across from the Department of Public Safety Office at the Highway 123 Bypass and Kingsbury Street Advance discounted tickets can be obtained by calling 3037371 Tickets at the door will cost more and seating may be subject to ticket avail ability Lioness Club to meet Monday The New Braunfels Lioness Club will hold its monthly meeting Monday March 11 at 11 at Ryans Steakhouse Restaurant Joyce Billingsley will provide an entertaining book review Members should bring their completed ques tionnaires Lake Dunlap Property Owners meeting The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association annual general membership meeting and election of officers will be held at Riverbend Park at 7 Friday March 15 Friends of the Library to sort books The Friends of the Library will meet to sort books Tues day March 12 at 9 The new address is 1375 Wald Road at AAA Storage The winning numbers Est million jackpot TEX US lOTTERV NBISD considers study of ADA needs By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District is considering hiring an outside company to evaluate how wellthe district is meeting the Amer ican with Disabilities Act ADA requirements and make recommen improvements Flo Pacharzina NBISD Director of Personnel Services said a representa tive of an Austinbased Company addressed the districts trustees telling them what he could do for the district in helping review ADA requirements Pacharzina said the company would look at personnel policies personnel practices and existing facilities to determine if the district meets ADA requirements What we will do is to decide if we want this person and his company to evaluate our policies and practices for ADA said Pacharzi na Pacharzina said buildings under construction have already been reviewed However she said it may be necessary to have a review of exist ing buildings She said the review of the buildings would include checking on things such as accessibility Review of policies and practices would con centrate on issues such as treatment of people with disabilities she said Pacharzina said after the evalua tion the company will develop a list of strengths and weaknesses and a plan for implementation This plan will include recommen dations and a timeline for completing the various projects She said the district already has a loose plan in place but a firmer one may be needed It will tell us what needs to be done and what should be done she said The topic was a report item on Tuesdays agenda Pacharzina said it may be on the next agenda if this is something the board is interested in and wants to dis cuss Community to pitch in to build playground By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Cold front blows in HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The wind blows a trash bag out of its can at Landa Park yesterday when a cold front blew through the county The front drove temperatures down below freezing last night and with the gusting winds the wind chill dropped into theteens The cold front is expected to stay through Sunday with lows expected in the 30s and highs in the 40s and 50s There is no rain in the forecast LCRA gives computer to police By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Being a Lower Colorado River Authority customer has its rewards like a free 386 personal computer The LCRA has been recycling com puters for about a year Every time we upgrade a system at LCRA we will recycle that computer into our said Cynthia Espinoza LCRA regional representative Since the city of New Braunfels is a New Braunfels Utilities customer and NBU is an LCRA customer the city is qualified to benefit from LCRA pro grams Espinoza said We are partners with NBU and thats how the city got this she said The New Braunfels Police Depart ment will use the computer said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manag er The computer comes complete with monitor keyboard and software It is in working condition and is intended to assist the NBPD with com HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mayor Paul Fraser and Cynthia Espinoza LCRA regional representative check out the IBM computer the LCRA gave to the New Braunfels police munityrelated says puter it agreed to help educate the com LCRAs contract with the city If the city wants to upgrade later Espinoza said it will be much less expensive than buying a whole new computer When the city accepted the com munity about energy and conservation issues The whole idea really is to just try to be good community Espinoza said Parents will have an opportunity to volunteer time and energy on Saturday to held build a new playscape at Comal Elementary School in what is being called a total school pro ject involving students teachers and parents Joe McElroy physical education teacher at Comal Elementary said parents will be getting together at the Comal Elementary playground at about 7 on Saturday He said these parents will help install an addi tion to the playground We have equipment for the older kids but we needed more for the younger ones We just needed he said McElroy said the addition will include a playscape a safari and two learning modules for the new equipment were raised by the schools Parent Teacher Orga nization through their Halloween Car nival and the Christmas Wrapping Paper projects Its a cooperative effort between students and teachers who raised the money and parents and the commu said McElroy McElroy said part of that commu nity involvement is coming from the generosity of various companies He said Ingram ReadyMix is supplying all the concrete for the project HEB is providing refreshments a Garden Ridge restaurant will provide tacos and McCoys will help with materials and supplies Theyre going to be a big help and we appreciate he said The work will begin around 7 so the concrete can be poured by He said the entire project should be completed by about 1 or 2 McElroy said it is expected that at least 20 workers will attend Wehave a crew of fathers that are always here and will be Saturday New parents in the district will said McElroy Anyone who wants to help is invit ed to show up Saturday morning ready to pitch in KIS By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Despite an ice storm that forced its postponement the third annual Pro ject KISS Valentine Ball was able to raise for the Canyon Lake Com munity Youth Recreation Center Project KISS Chairwoman Trish Wyatt said 50 people attended the event which was held at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club on Feb 24 The ball was originally scheduled for Feb 3 but the big ice storm which froze the area forced its postponement The goal of the ball was to raise but considering the factors with the weather and the date change Wyatt was happy with the results I have never seen anything like Wyatt said There has never been a place where I have lived that has gotten behind a project like this one Kids businesses and churches have all par ticipated in Sandee Fabling of Hill Country Chi ropractic in Sattler one of the hosts for the Valentine Ball said the event showed that the entire Canyon Lake community truly supports the project People from other parts of the com munity not just the young kids and the families are getting Fabling said about the three year pro ject which has raised of the needed for the youth center which is planned to be built in Guadalupe Park near Canyon Dam Our fundraiser was successful because we had a lot of fun and we had a whole different crowd more senior citizens come to the ball There is new excitement in the pro Fabling said that when the commu nity youth center is completed it will fill a void for a place for children to go in the Canyon Lake area We are seeing a rise in youth crime in the Fabling said refer ring to recent burglaries and the killing of a familys prized steer The fact is we need to have our children in a place which has a supervised structured and safe environment That is very impor The purpose of the community youth center will not only be to serve the needs of young people but the whole community at large Fabling said The center could probably help the CISD Comal Independent School Dis trict have its community education classes Fabling said Linda Caldwell Project KISS Valen tine Ball Chairwoman and owner of Shear Success said the support busi nesses have been giving to Project KISS is amazing The businesses in the Canyon Lake area keep giving and Caldwell said Fabling agreed with Caldwells com pliment They have gone out of their way by donating door prizes and other Fabling said In addition to Shear Success and Hill Country Chiropractic Brenda HeraldZeitung photo by DAVID DEKUNDER Trish Wyatt chairwoman of Project KISS receives a check from Linda Caldwell chairwoman of the Project KISS Valentine Ball and Sandee Fabling The check is for money raised from the ball Locke of Inspirations Gifts was also their dreams 1 hope the center can help shape their careers and potential goals not only during fun time but for their one of the hosts for the ball Fablings hope is that the Canyon Lake Community Youth Recreation Center will help young people reach for Fabling said Masons give awards Leman Sawyer worshipful master of the New Braunfels Masonic Lodge presents Lamar Medals to Ronald Schwab outstanding student from New Braunfels High School Russel Lackey outstanding teacher from New Braunfels High School Troy Burch out standing teacher from Canyon High School and Kevin Hargrove outstand ing student from Canyon High School The awards were presented at a cere mony Tuesday night Benefit set Saturday at Watering Hole for family of Michael Cowlter A benefit for an educational fund for the children of Michael E Cowlter will be held March 9 from 2 to 9 at the Watering Hole at 1319 Old McQueeney Road Barbecue plates will be served from 2 to 6 A live auction will be held thorughout the evening Cowlter passed away Jan 17 from cancer His wife and two children were left with no life insurance Cowlter was a 1974 graduate of New Braunfels High School His wife Joella Wideman was a 1975 graduate of NBHS His children Michael 11 and Eliza beth Dawn are in their senior and fresh man years at LaVemia High School and Michael is planning on attending college in the fall For more information or to make a donation call Betty Becka at 6090127 or Arthur Brinkkoeter at 6293788 Supreme Court gives states sweeping power to take property See Opinion Page 4
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