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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 11, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                local player fakes first at USTM sectionals See Pacie 5 Inside I r f f i v Tuesday Birthday wlstos from The New Bratinfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Felix Vetez Clara Dietert 90 Mary S Mlllett Jen nifer Lauren Tunmermann 3 Marilyn Schmidt Arlon Hermes 48 years and Saman tha Desfosses Happy anniversary to Joan and Leon Helmke and Leo and Marilyn Schmidt To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count 754 trace 0 trace 0 Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Or Frank Rlvor Information Comal 133 cubic feet per sec ond down 1 1 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 10 from Canyon Dam discharge 106 cfs Canyon Lake 52 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation ACS Starlight Qala tickets on sale now Reservations are now being accepted for the fourth annual American Cancer Society Starlight Gala A Night in Casablanca is the theme for this years ing a gourmet buffet catered By Worcjpf MputH Catering from Austin ancidancing to the music of the Fairmonts A silent auction will add to the eyening and the winner of a years lease of a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe will be announced prices start at per couple The gala will be Saturday at the Civic Center For more information call 62961 53 or 60641 15 meet at Holiday Inn the New Braunfels Busi ness and Professional Wom ens Club will meet Wednes day at the Holiday Inn Social dinner and meet ing at 7 Installation of officers will be held For more information call Brenda Sullivan at 625 4545 or Kristy Davis at 609 5678 American Forum to meet Thursday The American Forum will meet at 7 Thursday at the American Legion Hall on Coll St Quilt Guild to Jazz It up Saturday The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild will meet at 9 Saturday at the First Christian Church on Loop 337 The program will be given by Sherrie Spangler Jazz It Up Wearable Public is invited Outlet Mall store to give away fudge Fagtory will give away a 22 pound fudge top hat for Fathers Day The drawing will be at 2 Saturday Entrants must be present to win Sign up at the store at the Outlet Mall This newspaper is printed on newsprint By ABE LEVY Staff Writer vxr JUKKVWW VlLS kVMAWkl vv fyv sory group that will meet two timesa nartk his appointee later this week restrictions on whether council the main contact for ethics complaints month until September when it will The push to draw up an ordinance is bewcanacceptacupoftsoffeepalrffijri She would interpret whether reports ifotnew by associates of violations are valid and in need of Mayor Jan Kennady who initiated The measure died after its fitKrtad further The members were chbseri front the current campaign served as a coun ing Culloht and Don Ferguson assis S affMcilmembers district and cilworiian in 1993 when an attempt Thenew effort will focus oh tant to the city manager will provide wasmadtJtooutlineanethicscode a much more simple document coun the commission with model documents acteon came at Mondays regular meet Kraft Glyn Goff Carrie Sisak Ken An ethics commission appointed by cil members said from the Texas Municipal League and The commission is an ad hoc advi came UP with a City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom material from the Texas Ethics Com ine commission is an aanocaayi Councilman Juan Martinez will lengthy list of dos and donts including suggested to the council that she be mission HeraldZeiturig photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The boys of summer Samuel Clark outjumps Kyle Bailey and Fabian Leal while catching popups yester day afternoon In an open field on Wald Road CISD test scores show improvement By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Test scores on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test for the Comal Independent School District have equaled or topped the state average in all but one area and school officials are pleased Carol Hall assistant superin tendent for curriculum and instruction presented the test scores to the board at the meeting on Monday She said the scores showed a dramatic increase and she was pleased with the results CISD Superintendent Jerry Major said the improvements were a result of hard work by parents students and staff Id like to commend the staff especially the teachers for the work theyve he said Our teachers do a good job with a lot of tough Hall said 17 of the 19 subtest above the state average The only score below a 76 was the math score for grade 10 which was 67 Hall said the overall scores are encouraging for the district When you compare it to the state you get more of an idea of where were she said Overall the scores made us very Hall said the district has taken several measures to improve test scores She said this includes staff development curriculum allign ment practice exercises com puter software and more How ever despite the impressive scores she said the staff and fac ulty will continue working toward improvement We look with principals at why there was a decline or no improvement and always work to she said CISD TAAS Scores average She said improvementwasintheareaof math where all of the scores for grades 3 through 10 were above the state average and last years scores Reading scores were also three to 11 percentage points accred itation rankings for state schools She said the impressive scores and the decline in the dropout rate indicate that CISD may be in the running for high marks Grade GnkteS Grades Grade Grades Science 4 Grade Source CISD Office of Public Driver cited in Friday wreck Accident sent four to hospitals one still critical By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A San Antonio woman has been cited in a twocar collision that occurred at the intersection of Highway 46 and way 281 Friday while the passenger who was with her is still hanging on to his Alfred Anderson 26 of San Antonio was listed in critical condition with mul tiple trauma injuries at University Hospi tal on Mlonday afternoon i Anderson was in a 1992Mazda Protege driven by Heather Michelle Walker 18 of San Antonio when the accident occurred at The Mazda Protege collided with a 1996 Ford pickup David Ray Chapman 35 of Hijnt and included a passenger Eugenia Chapman 57 of Hunt The two Chapmans and Walker were taken to University Hospital where all three were treated and released Anderson was to University Hospital Department of Public Safety Trooper Ricky Alvarez said his investigation showed the accident occurred because Walker failed to yield the right of way to Higljwayt46 It appeals drive r Walker of the Mazda was traveling westbpund on Highway 46 and attempted to turn left onto the frontage road on Highway Alvarez said The driver of the Mazda failed to yield the right of way to the east bound truck going on Highway 46 that belonged to Mr Walkey was cited for not yielding the right of way Guadalupe River flow likely to be cut again By DAVID DEKUNDER StaffWriter The amount of water released from Canyon Reservoir into the Guadalupe River will more than likely soon be reduced back to the 75 cubic feet per second range a GuadalupeBlanco Riv er Authority official said on Mon day Last week the GBRA increased the flow above 100 cfs GBRA Chief Engineer Tom my Hill said GBRA staff and officials were to meet this morh ing determine whether or not they want to maintain the current 100 cfs which was put into effect Friday In all likelihood we will prob ably reduce Hill said Last week rainfall and increased inflows at Canyon were the factors in increasing the water release to 100 cfs On Friday Hill said the temporary increase would prob ably last until the weekend The inflow at Canyon is drop ping back Hill said I think it was at 50 cfs I was hoping we would have more runoff than we Hill said he is hoping that slight chances for thunderstorms this week will give GBRA the chance to increase the release again But even at 75 cfs river outfitters stress there are portions of the river that are fine for tub ing and the lower than average flows make this an excellent time for families to enjoy the river HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL KayAnn Lang found her own little rock to occupy in the middle of the Guadalupe River Saturday afternoon to catch a few rays and to read a good book The number of tubers has been up since last weeks rain City budget calls for sixcent cut in property tax rate By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council passed the final reading of next years budget Monday setting the property tax rate at 29 cents per of value The rate is six cents less than this year a move made possible by the halfcent sales tax increase implemented in October The from the sales tax increase is estimated at per year for property tax reduction Total property values in the city increased 13 percent from million last year to billion this year The increase is largely due to million in new construc tion this year While the tax rate has decreased valuations for single family residences have increased by an average of 6 to 9 percent this year The total budget calls for about million in expenditures and about million in revenue for the general operating fund Edwards board to consider request for variance from water rules today From Staff Reports The board of directors for the Edwards Underground Water District will con sider and possibly act on a variance request from New Braunfels Utilities regarding the districts Demand Man agement Plan Under the plan NBU is required to reduce usage based on last years fig ures NBU has requested that the board take into consideration the citys use of surface water and base the reductions on 1990 figures the last year the city relied soley on aquifer water The board will consider the request at todays meeting The meeting will be held at 4 at the Edwards Under ground Water District office 1615 N St Marys St in San Antonio In the meantime New Braunfels resi dents are being asked to adhere to the water restriction ordinance that is in place all year to help alleviate the stress being put on the Edwards Aquifer Under the ordinance the following guidelines apply use of water sprinklers from 10 to 4 on any calendar day for either private or commercial property Handheld hoses with a manual or automatic shutpff buckets or drip irrigation systems can be vised any time with the ordinance can result in a misdemeanor offense and upon conviction a fine of between and can be assessed Each days violation constitutes a separate offense conditions worsen tighter restric tions will be enacted For subscription or advertising information call the at   

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