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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas TKS SIC HUH offers new challenge See N County CburttKHJMi 16 pages In two sections Wednesday June i jfif i i i i ii j 20332 H016 178 SOWEST MICROPUBLI8HINO 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 I 3 flM V K 1 otty rains do little Inside Market Slnmmtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Allen Brown 3 Candya Rapp 16 Julian Morales and Annie Valverde To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Available GrassNA Oak Hack Pecan PoHen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank Rlvw Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond up 6 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as yesterday Canyon Dam discharge 83 cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation ACS Starilght Gala tickets on sale now Reservations are now being accepted for the fourth annual American Cancer Society Starlight Gala A Night in is the theme for this years Gala which will feature casino gam ing a gourmet buffet catered by Wordof Mouth Catering sfterrt auction will the evening and the winner of a years lease of a 1996 ChevroletTahoe will be announced Ticket prices start at per couple The gala will be June 15 at the Civic Center For more infor mation call 6296153 or 606 4115 German Folk Dancers to hold garage sale The New Braunfels German Folk Dancers will have a garage sale from 9 am to 5 Saturday at 1018 Harriet Drive in Canyon Lake Village West For information call 899 7042 or 8993672 Class off86 to gather New Braunfels High School of 1986 wii meet Friday night at the Watering Hole from 1 to 4 Saturday at Landa Park andfrom to 10 Saturday at Tree Tops Iglesia Bethel to hold annual rummage sale The annual rummage sale to benefit Iglesia Bethel will be held from 8 to 5 Thursday and Friday and frorh 8 to noon Saturday at 385 Grape St Reading program offered at library The Summer Reading Pro gram at the Dittlinger Memori al Library is here Kids ages 3 to 5 can come in for Storytime Tuesdays at 10 and pro grams for schoolage kids began May 30 Programs will run July 18 and they are all free Call 6082150 for informa Thursday program is on Olympic Games and the June 13 program is Set This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Staff Writer Taylor said farmers who planted Sundays showers may have helped tlon ers need more if it is to have any benyears He sad the cOrtl IS severely eficial effect on their land County Extension Agent Joe Taylor said the rain on Sunday varied from 7 inches in the Freiheit area to inch es in some western portions of the county However the benefits of the rain vary depending on the fanner or stunted and the size of the plants in a single field varies from 3 feet to 6 inch es Even additional rains will not help At this point were probably going to harvest 10 percent of the corn thats out that said Taylor You can basically write off the However the grain sorghum has fared a little better Taylor said even those that are stunted are a little more uniform He said the recent rain will help but more is needed in the next 10 to 12 days He said optimistically farmers may be able to harvest 40 to 50 percent of a f v tOO fOT COTD bill H can Mf followUp ion agent we can get a followup rain we can still harvest the sorghumV said Taylor As for the ranchers Taylor said the rain will result in some grass growth However most ranchers will continue to use supplemental feed until addi tional rain is received because it like ly will not be substantial growth He said ranchers will need rain about every two weeks from now until the fall for continued growth He said cooler tem peratures would also make it easier for grass to grow with what rains art received What Im saying is no means out of the said Taylot We need some general rains and not Just in isolated i on a stratefwr wWvinMrgency work on hi Rollover wreck kills one sends five to hospitals By DAVID DEKUNDER One teenager was killed and five other people were airlifted to area hospitals Tuesday afternoon after a onecar rollover accident on Highway 46 one mile west of FM 3159 near the entrance of Smithson Valley High School Michael Shane Carroll 15 of 880i Cinnamon Creek in San Antonio was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart at He1 was taken to Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels i O The driver of the 1983 Chevrolet Suburban Reginal Price 44 of 8801 Cinnamon Creek in San Antonio was airlifted to University Hospital with chest arid head injuries He was listed in stable condition One of the Schmid 50 alsoof 8801 Cinnamon Greek in San Antonio was airlifted to University Hos pital with face and arm injuires She was listed in fair condition The other three children Justin Poehls 11 Christi na Fulkes 12 and Robert Schmid 15 were all airlift ed to Wilford Hall Medical Center where they were all listed in fair condition Poehls and Fulkes address is listed at 12540 Rebecca Creek Road while Schmids is listed at 8801 Cinnamon Creek in San Antonio According to the Departmentof Public Safety report the Suburban was traveling east on Highway 46 on the wrong side of the road when Price approached a right curve and apparently lost control of the vehicle It looks like he Price was not paying attention when he came over the Trooper Shea said at the scene It looks like he tried to oversteer and it vehicle jerked to the right sending the vehicle into a skid and flipping over several The Suburban flipped over on the passenger side striking a telephone pole on the side of the road The DPS report said Carroll was partially ejected from the vehicle at the time of the accident which occurred at Lower river flows could mean curtains for trout By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer v v Theitrout in the Guadalupe River can survive the low flow in the river now but if ithas to be cut any further no one knows whether or not the trout will survive a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department official said What will happen if it gets down to 35 cubic feet per second is anybodys Inland Fisheries District Management Supervisor Dave Terre said We have records to go by for The release rate from Canyon Dam into the Guadalupe was cut from 130 cfs to 75 cfs last week A minimum flow of 35 jpfs Would be needed to meet the rights of down stream water users Terre said on Thursday afternoon he went to the Guadalupe River and did some temperature measure ments at Canyon Dam and the Third Crossing Both loca tions Terre said had temperatures in the mid70s which is goojtj enough for the trout a fish to survive are praying for rain so that the flow will go up and the temperatures will go Terre said Trout were to the Guadalupe River 30 years ago when first stocked the river Terre said Ip plans to stock fiveto sixinch rain bow trout this summer But if the river flow is cut again stocking will likely be postponed HecaldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALU Peekaboo Thlt fawn WM caught hiding in bruin along Highway 49 Farm to Marktt Road 2252 afternoon City takes aim at ethics ordinance By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The city is taking another shot at an old target The issue was raised three years ago by former councilman Dan Bremer A 14 member committee wrote a proposed ethics ordinance to clarify personal and business boundaries for city personnel But it fell to the wayside after council members arid citizens agreed the Wording was overly detailed and restrictive The issue will emerge once again when council members Monday night consid er appointing seven members to an ad hoc ethics committee charged with pro ducing a more palatable ethics ordinance I think we have a genuine interest in building and securing trust from the pub said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager The goal is to come up with a very easytounderstand docu ment short and sim ment and volunteer eligibility and may require mandatory training for city employees Council mem bers hope to avoid the wordiness of the failed proposal Which read more like the card cata logue for the Library of Con gress than a usable code of ethics It was too said Mayor Jan Kennady who along with council man Paul Fraser was on council during consideration of the former ethics code It was trying to cover everything that could be covered My goal is to have some place to look at Former Councilman Dan Bremer raised the issue of an ethics ordinance three years ago of the committee from his or her district and the mayor will select one atlarge member Ferguson and City Attorney Jacque line Cullom Will arm the sevenmember committee with model ordinances from cities such as Dallas and Austin as well as research from national and state asso ciations such as the Texas Municipal League Committee members will follow an ambitious schedule of meetings twice a month to hand over a proposal for coun cil consideration in September The ordinance will cover such items as financial management outside employ ing what private interests conflict with public responsibility has been the crux of the debate I dont think itll be said Kennady in a telephone interview from Montgomery Ala It is to be a tool for the council when we have ques Kennady who initiated the new mea sure said the ethics code will solve whether council members may vote on items involving nonprofit boards that they themselves are serving on Kennady said currently no city code addresses this issue NBISD wont raise tax rate this year Rising property values mean more revenue By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The board of trustees for the New Braunfels Independent School District has set the maximum tax rate it will con sider for the 199697 budget The public will have a chance for input at a public hearing scheduled for next week Lonnie Curtis assistant superinten dent of finance told the board the staff is working on a preliminary budget and the only remaining item to be added to the budget is teachers salaries We would like to ask you to set the maximum tax rate you would consider for the 199697 budget at he said Curtis told the board that although the rate is the same as it is this year it is considered an increase due to reap praisals Since property values increased in the last year the district would raise more money in taxes with the same rate as last year Curtis said Tuesdays vote does not mean the tax rate will be He said it simply means that is the highest the board can go when forming the budget He said the staff will work on reducing the rate The board unanimously approved the recommendation This does not set it at What it does is put a cap on what we can he said Were trying everything we can to get it down to lower than what we had this Curtis said it is likely that the final tax rate could be closer to However he said he requested the higher maxi mum to give them a little more flexi especially in trying to fit in rais es for teachers Because of reappraisals taxes on the average home would increase by or percent under the proposed rate Curtis said taxes for individual homeowners will increase at different rates depending on the change in the tax able value of their NBISD Superintendent Charles Brad berry said he is not concerned with plac ing a cap on the tax rate before complet ing a preliminary budget He said he believes it can be done within this rate and hopes the rate can even be reduced Were close enough to forming a budget that we know where we he said Our goal is to keep it the same or lower may not be able to do everything we wanted to but no one is able to do everything they would A public hearing on the proposed tax rate is set for 7 June 13 at the Edu cation Center on W Mill Street Final budget approval could come as early as June 17 Labor partner just wants to help his wife See Opinion Page 44
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