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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY New Braunfels hosts district tennis Unicorn See Page Neti Tht Pteai Biridttimd 10 pages in one section Thursday April Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years i Home of TOM SAM MIOUIL Inside 6 Market Birthday wishes from the The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Mary Alice MacNaul 80 Andy Hartman Ysidoro Santetlan Tom San Miguel Brenda Baetge and Oscar Smith Happy anniversary wishes to Ina and Noel Lovett To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of alri Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Or Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 Clarification In one reference in a Page 1 article yesterday on proposed new rules for trout fishing on a portion of the Guadalupe Riv er it stated that the rules would ban use of artificial lures In fact the proposal would ban the use of live baits Garden club reschedules meeting Garden Club will not have its usual meeting r Instead the club will 8ta travel fe Frefiricksburg to tour an herb farm Members will meet at the Oaks Shopping Center at April 18 Hermann Sons meet Members of the Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge are reminded of the meeting and social on Friday April 5 at 7 Lodge will fur nish ham and members bring a covered dish The Easter Bunny will bring Easter eggs for the children Family Choice TV Day If you want better television programming for children and families make a pledge to tune put violence on April 5 Join the Texas Association for Family and Community Edu cations Family Choice TV campaign by calling toll free 1888335TFCE and request ing your name be added to the FCE pledge sheet Friends off the Library to meet Friends of the Library will meet Saturday April 6 at Dit tlinger Memorial Library at 10 Public invited Members will meet to sort the donated books on Tues day April 9 at 8 at the new sorting location Good Friday service A Good Friday service will be held at First United Methodist Church in the sanc tuary at to 1 tomorrow Area ministers will read Christs Seven Last answered by hyms sung by the congregation The winning numbers Lotto Est million jackpot LOTTERV Bulverde chamber studies incorporation 1 1 i V ByDAVIDDEKUNDER Staff Writer The only way Bulverde cart avoid uncontrolled growth and the reach of San Antonio is through incorporation the head of a Bulverde Chamber of Commerce committee studying the issue said The important thing is we do it committee chairman Bob Hieronymus said The challenge of the community is to educate people to the real threats of big city politics and bureau cratic control The real opportunity for us is to con trol our own Hieronymus cited talk by the city of San Anto nio and Bexar County to consolidate their gov ernmental services and rampant growth as reasons why incorporation should be seriously consid ered by Bulverde residents There is great concern that San Antonio will expand its control in the area into Comal County and of course into the Bulverde Hieronymus said This concern is only heightened by ongoing attempts by San Antonio and Bexar County to consolidate their governmental entities If this happens it will extend San Antonios ETJ extra territorial jurisdiction to even one mile north of San Antonio So if Bexar and San Antonio con solidate the ETJ would start at the county There Is great concern that San Antonio will expand its control in the area into Comal Hieronymus With this additional ETJ Hieronymus said San Antonio would be able to exert control over what we can do with our During the recent fight over the Ingram Readymix plant in Bulverde Hieronymus cited Comal County Judge Carter Casteeei in town meetings as saying incorporation was the only way to stop undesirable growth in the area The Comal county itself cant protect Hieronymus said We need some form of zoning ordinances and as San Antonio presses north ward we will have some uncontrollable industri al growth along Highway 281 If this growth is not controlled we will see property values drop Safe ty hazards and unsightly development will be the order of the day It would drastically affect the quality of life in this Incorporation would allow Bulverde to control the increased growth in the area Hieronymus said v Without incorporation you have no say in whats happening and then you have uncontrolled Hieronymus said Kate Mathis president of CLEAN Citizens League for Environmental Action Now which fought the Ingram plant said her group is study ing the issue of incorporation We havent been actively involved in Mathis said We have been busy Mathis said CLEAN members are researching and looking into three different options for con trolling growth in the Bulverde area increased county ordinance powers incorporations and a water district which was rejected by voters last year but which Mathis believes could have a sec ond chance because of Ingrains attempt to build a concrete batch plant near the Trinity Aquifer and the Edwards Aquifer We are trying to educate ourselves by research ing the pros and cons of each Mathis said Weve got to do our homework It wiil be inter esting to find out what they chamber committee come up We dont want to frighten people with the specter of another layer of Hierony mus said But you will get it with the ETJ from San Antonio or with Man is charged in January murder of deputy constable ByMELANIEGERIK Staff Writer NBISD plans construction of new school By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The board of trustees for the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict is looking at preliminary plans for a new school that should be completed just in time for an influx of students Superintendent Charles Bradber ry said the land was bought about at T V It was using past bond money and was bought Jn anticipation of the growth in stu dent population We try to stay ahead of the curve as much as possible by pur chasing the land ahead of time instead of waiting for when were overcrowded and the prices are said Bradberry The new school will be located on South Walnut Street across from the Memorial schools Bradberry said the proposed plan is to make Memorial Primary preK through first grade Memorial Elementary second and third grade and Memo rial Intermediate fourth and fifth grade He said consideration is also being given to setting boundaries for Carl Schurz The Carl Schurz area would probably stay on one side of Interstate 35 with students on the other side attending the new school However that has not been approved by the board yet Brad berry said the new school would be very similar to the current Memorial schools Its designed basically on the same ideas that the rest of the schools in that area are based he said Architect Herb Crume with Jessen and Associates told the board the designs include separate entrances for cars and buses and a courtyard in the center to proyjde the library with natural light The preliminary design also allows the gym library cafeteria and admin istration area to be accessed after hours without providing access to the classroom areas Crume said the design also has room for future expansion Youre probably going to be adding on in three or four years or less Youll save a lot of money planning said Crume Bradberry said he is hopeful that groundbreaking can occur as early as June He also said he is being Very optimistic in saying the pro ject could be completed as early as August of 1997 He said the dis trict will be in real need of the extra room by that time Weve planned it pretty close By that time well be pretty tight and need the said Bradber ry photo by MICHAEL DARNALL AirLife called A San Antonio man received minor injuries Wednesday after falling off a trailer at Aztec Rental 451 W Highway 81 Milton Brown suffered from lower spine and pelvis Injuries He was transported by AirLife hell copter to University Hospital in San Antonio where he was treated and released Brown fell while a cherry picker crane was being loaded onto a trailer in the Aztec Rental parking lot No other injuries were reported The man charged with the January stab bing death of a deputy constable was released on bond Tuesday Paul Scott Ullrich 38 was released from the Comal County Jail on cash Tuesday Ullrichs bond was originally set at but was cut in half March 28 by 207th District Judge Jack Robison If he violates any conditions of his bond he could lose his and be subject to Allen district court administrator Defense attorney Wade Arledge asked for the reduction and the opportunity to pay 10 percent of the bond in cash at a pretrial hearing Ullrich was charged with murder in con nection with the Jan 22 stabbing death of Benjamin Kiesling chief deputy constable for Precinct 1 behind Champs Food Mart on State Highway 46 Ullrich the exhusband of Kieslings wife had been issued a temporary restrain ing order to stay away three days before the murder According to written provisions of his release Ullrich is under full house arrest and must wear an electronic monitoring device He also cannot have any contact with Kies lings family Other provisions include reporting to a probation officer participating in random urinalysis testing and not consuming drugs or alcohol If he violates any conditions of his bond he could lose his and be subject to said Martin Allen district court administrator A preliminary hearing for Ullrich has been set for May 6 said Mark Mault chief deputy district clerk Parents students give block scheduling mixed reviews By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Three people addressed the board of trustees for the New Braunfels Independent School District during open forum Tuesday night regarding accelerated block scheduling and their reactions were mixed New Braunfels High School uses accelerated block scheduling This means students take four classes a day for an hour and a half each The students complete the entire course in either the fall or spring term rather than taking it all year Bob McKinley appeared before the board repre senting the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch He told board members that the accelerated block scheduling was highly beneficial to the ranch because it allowed students time to be challenged in the classroom as well as on the He said this scheduling allows more time for practice back to the traditional schedule would inhibit our program in a large degree because kids wouldnt be able to finish class in time to get out on the said McKinley He also added that he spoke with two students and both were very pleased with the scheduling One student who is excelling at her studies told him she felt the schedule has given her the opportu nity to do well in her studies and tennis McKinley also added that as a parent he was excited about the program We at the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch are very much in favor of keeping the accelerated block he said New Braunfels High School Vice Principal Chuck Engler said he knows of several students who are excelling in college after having been part of the accelerated block scheduling and the district is rec ognized by several universities He said he is very much in favor of the current schedule and has received positive feedback from a lot of the parents and students in a recent survey He said the schedule gives him more flexibility to help the students Ill live with what the majority of parents and tax payers want Thats our said Engler But I can tell you the district is better today than it was in Dr Carlos Campos also addressed the board and said he was not in favor of the schedule He said there are a lot of parents who are not and encouraged school board members to attend a meeting on April 15 Block scheduling it not good for said Campos A parent meeting is planned for April IS at 7 at the high school cafeteria regarding accelerated block scheduling All parents are invited to attend The meeting is designed to answer any questions parents may have Fashion Art and Dinner Show raises money for scholarship If it is fine fashion and art you are looking for the Canyon Lake Women In Business Club will be putting on its fourth annual Fashion Art and Dinner Show at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club on April 11 The general public is invited and encouraged to Canyon Lake Women in Business publicity spokes woman Wanda Truchsess said It is a big tradition which is always well Doors for the show will open at 6 and run until 8 Reserva tions for the show which are per person must be made by calling either Ann CasimirBartlett at 210 964 4072 or Etoyle McKee at 210 964 4077 Tickets can be picked up at the door The proceeds raised from the show will be used to help fund a scholarship for a graduating Smithson Valley High School senior Raffle tickets to be sold for an art work are 1 each and six for Art works at the show will be made avail able for purchase Today is the final day to register to vote in city elections Today is the last day to register to vote in the May 4 city elections To register New Braunfels resi dents need to go to the tax office in Suite 101 of the Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 St Although applications are available in other areas such as the Dittlinger Memorial Library and the Texas Department of Public Safety office the forms must be turned into the tax office by today Voters who have moved into a dif ferent precinct also need to change their addresses today For the first time all New Braunfels residents can vote for mayor Coun cilmembets for the newlycreated Dis tricts 5 and 6 also will be decided May 4 Voters living inside the new dis tricts do not have to change their reg istration status Weve changed it for said Karen Sachtleben from the tax office adding new cards have been printed for the voters in the districts Are you paying more property taxes than you owe See Opinion Page 4   

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