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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 16, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas y v s yxr Rangers ready to roll into Canyon Cougar country See Sports Page County 8 pages in one section Tuesday April 16 JPV 410 M016 186 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 UUMMk Vol 144 No 111 Inside Marketplace 3 4 5 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the frtoraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Jordan Goebel two Lupe Paredez 71 Gary Gaubatz Terri McCrary Happy anniversary wishes to Kathleen and Dwight Rockwood 25 years and Marcos and Rosa Torres 26 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Grass Oak Ash 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 down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 06 from yesterday The Time of Your Life Awardwinning talent takes to the New Braunfels High School stage Thursday April 18 when the NBHS actors per form The Time of Your a oneact play that takes place in 1939 on the San Francisco waterfront This entertaining by William Saroyan will be Thursday at in the NBHS Gafetorium Admission will not be charged although donations would be welcome Optimist Club to meet at Omas Haus The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet at Tuesday April 16 at Omas Haus restaurant Speaker will be Susan Williams director of the Childrens Museum Plaza Nites series continues Plaza Nites Will be present ed Thursdays in April on the Plaza at 7 Bring lawn chairs and a picnic or eat at one of the downtown restau rants Bands left in the series are April 18 Matt Toon and the Big Deals April 25 Mariachi Ecos de America For informa tion call 6082100 Get your car washed and help the Cancer Society Have a clean car courtesy of Landa Street Car Wash and at the same time help in the fight against cancer in our county Throughout the month of April Landa Street Car Wash is offering two specials which will benefit the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society For every Mini Detail Paqk age or Unicorn Special Wash Landa Street Car Wash will donate a portion of the cost to help underwrite the 1996 ACS Starlight Gala The gala scheduled for June 15 is the only ACS fund raising event benefiting can cer patients in the Comal County area Landa Street Car Wash is located two blocks West of Walnut at 790 Larida and is open seven days a week This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint at state HemldZeilung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Here comes the cruel A participant In the annual Crud Ware sponsored by Young Life a Christian group for teen agers gets a face full of mystery mush yesterday at the event It was held at the volleyball court in Landa Park Picnic at Guadalupe River State Park will cost a family of four an additional By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A new Texas Parks andWildlife Department policy charging park admis sion by the head instead of by the car load is justified because of improvements that need to be made to parks across the state said Duncan Muckelroy conserva tion outdoor recreation specialist V at Guadalupe River State Park We are years behind in making much urgent capital improvements to our equip ment and Muckelroy said This is an attempt by us to become more self Beginning May 1 state parks across Texas will start charging per person instead of per vehicle Currently at Guadalupe State Park fees are assessed per carload When the new entry fees take effect will be assessed per person Youngsters under 12 years of age dis abled veterans and seniors over 65 will be exempt from the new rule after Sept 1 Fees will be assessed differently at each park Parks around the area will be assess ing entry fees of and per person Muckelroy said a few years ago the legislature stopped giving general funds to the park system Now the park system must become selfsufficient The parks department takes in mil lion a year and spends million a year which is an million shortfall Parks officials have said that the park system needs million in repairs The new entry fees are expected to raise an addi tional million a year Guadalupe State Park needs to have improvements made to its water and wastewater systems and needs a reroofing job for its park store and headquarters Muckelroy said But compared to other parks Muckelroy said his park is in good shape We are better off than other parks because they are much older than we Muckelroy said Generally our facili ties havent deteriorated that much We are making real efforts to stay ahead on To avoid paying per person entry fees every time they go to a state park Muck elroy suggested that frequent park goers invest in a gold Texas Conservation Pass port which now costs As of May 1 that passport will be doubling to Qourt sends drinking hours lawsuit back to Comal County Staff i i A suit against the county regarding the change in late night drinking hours that was refiled in Travis County has been sent back to Comal County A little more than a year ago the Cornai County Commissioners passed an ordinance that states bar owners within the county must stop selling alcohol on the premises at 1 on Saturdays and at midnight the rest of the This shortened the original doubts about getting a fair trial in Comal Sam Kate attorney for bar owners whichTvere 2 every night A suit was filed almost immediately within the county Sam Kate an attorney for the bar owners filed to have that case dismissed and refiled in Travis Coun ty The new suit names the county texasrand TABCasdefendantef and asksTor punitive damages from the county commissioners court as a body and each commissioner individually attorney fees and lost profit County Judge Carter Casteel said the portion of the suit naming the state and TABC has to be filed in Austin However she said the portion involv ing the county did not belong there Our attorneys appeared before the court and argued that we need to be severed out and sent back to Comal County for she said It belongs Katz said that although the cburitys portion of the suit has been severed he has reached a Rule 11 agree ment with the Attorney Generals Office to have the rest of the suit also moved to Comal County and tried as one suit We believe the different parties do belong in the same said Katz However Katz said he is concerned about what effect trying the case with in this county will have Naturally Im disappointed that it wont be handled in Travis County I trial in Comal he said Casteel said despite the fact that the county is named in the suit she feels it can be a fair trial I think Comal County juries and judges treat plaintiffs fairly and when all the facts are presented they can make an objective she said I certainly think the suit had be han dled fairly within Comal County Katz said he believes the suit could go to trial in the early part of next year New program puts high school classes By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Construction at the post office meant longer lines because cars had to drive through the parking lot to reach mail boxes Lastminute filers cram post office By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer As taxpayers came in droves to beat the midnight deadline on Monday for filing their taxes New Braunfels postal workers were busy into the night All day long we had wall to wall ipeo Post Office Supervisor of CystQiner Services Alice Briones said We began to slow down around 5 We had 10 peo ple in line at five after five oclock after had The post office lobby stays open 24 hours a giving people ample opportunity to mail their taxes before niidnight To handle tle humungous flow of IRS formscoming in the post office set up a mailbox in the lobby just for IRS fonns Jf abpx hi the lobby so tjiatwe cpuld isplatg to fprnis froni the rest of the Briones said Briones said postal workers the first round of mail at and two hours later cancelled the second round at midnight Usually office doesnt start cancelling mail until around 4 she New Braunfelsers had a few reasons why they put pff mailing their taxes until the last minute I forgot about it until Edward Salazarsaidv I put it off because I hate doing taxes I just hate the process the record keeping and keeping track qf the Donna said Sinpe I had to pay I waited the the last Yvette Medina saidj ajn graduatestudent so Tdidnt give jt much thought until Mueller Students pursuing a degree in education at Southwest Texas State will soon be getting handson practical experience while providing New Braunfels High School with extra teachers in some of their classes New Braunfels High School Assistant Principal Judy Seifert said a block teaching program is being offered at the high school for SWT students going into the teaching profession She said these students enroll in classes for content reading curriculum devel opment and classroom management The students then meet at the high school twice a week for one class and spend the rest of the day in the classrooms helping dis trict teachers The students then go back and discuss what is being done in the classroom In other words if there were 30 students thats 30 extra people helping our teachers said Seifert Seifert said the high school provides the room and SWT supplies all the equipment and resources She said the program benefits everyone She said the college stu dents receive handson experience and practical based knowledge rather than just sitting and observ SWT students in in New Braunfels ing a classroom She said high school teachers have access to the professors and resources to research var ious approaches and practices and have assistance in the classroom The students also benefit by having another person in the room It cuts the student to teacher ratio in Seifert and that student teacher may be the one person who can teach that student or get through to them when no one else could What the student teacher gets in return is experience arid thats Seifert said this type of program has been going on for years in the elementary levels However she said New Braunfels High School is only the third high school in the state to participate She said it was start ed in elementary levels first because it was easier to pair teachers up Theyre starting to realize a student wanting to teach English can still learn a lot in a science class They still have to read for content develop curriculum and manage the she said Seifert said the program will begin in the fall She said several teachers have expressed interest in partic ipating and she believes this it the type of thing that grows in popularity as it goes Meeting tonight to help decide fate of plant The old Comal Power Plant building which has recently seen renewed public interest will be the subject of a public meeting by the Lower Colorado River Authority tonight from to 8 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The LCRA is considering options for the building and will use the meeting to receive input from the community Clarification In Fridays edition the city candidate forum front page story stated mayoral candidate Jan Kennady said some streets needed to be turned into oneway roads In fact Kennedy said there was random talk about it and commented that she did not consider it a good solution Correction The front page election story in Sundays edition incorrectly stat ed the May 4 atlarge mayoral election to be the first in New Braunfels history In New Braunfels voters elected a mayor for the last time in an April 1966 election Also Juliet Watson candidate for District 6 should have been identified as an associate school psychologist for the Comal Independent School District We can hit our water target if everyone saves just three gallons a week See Opinion Page 4
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