Thursday, October 31, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Smaller deer expected to be taken See Sports Page 1B 50 CENTS eo tar To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 New Braunfels Herald M009 SXWEBT MICROPUBLI8HINQ 4 2627 E YANDELL DR 73 20 pages in two sections Thursday October EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of LOUISE SCHLATHER ing Vol 144 No 253 Inside Siammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeHung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Yvette Castafieda Jack Harris Melissa Martinez Oralia Perez Roxann Ulloa Hazel Kuhn Art Dreinhofer Lee Richard 5 Aimee Horak Alfred Rothe Con nell L Bading 29 Louise Schlather Daun Noble Jaime R Hernandez Gyatlyn McDon ald Ryan Becker Alex Labowski Beth Gonzales 14 years and Cathy Brock Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Bias and Mema Gomez 26 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Cedar Elm Pigweed 6 Ragweed Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Wednesday Canyon Dam cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBll reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and 206 rng of well water was used Jn f t Ml I Chorus rehearsal Sunday in Seguln Rehearsals for the MidTexas Symphony Chorus begin at 2 pirn on Sunday at Ayers Recite Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus The chorus will be perform ing parts of Handels Messi upder Dan Longs direc tion For more information call Dr Fred Frueholz at 6256420 Halloween fun at NBHS thisevening The New Braunfels High School Student Council is host ing its Halloween Happening from 6 to 8 in the schools main hall today NBHS stu dents from various clubs will set up a haunted house and booths with games prizes food and more for area chil dren This safe time is for trick ortreaters of all ages Admis sion for the haunted house is 50 cents everything else is free German folk songs focus of concert Beethoven Maennerchor presents An Evening of Ger man Folksongs at Saturday at Beethoven Hall 420 S Alamo San Antonio Performing will be the United GermanAmerican Choruses of Wisconsin Steven Joyal direc tor The Southern District Cho ruses under the direction of John Donohue will also sing Tickets are at the door in advance Call6970451 Club to review game film tonight The Comal County Club will be showing the Texas vs Texas Tech football game at 7 today at Pizza The public is invited Sweeney Todd at NBHS tonight Students of New Braunfels High School present their final performance of the musical play Sweeney at 7 today at the high school Tickets are each Bridge reconstruction good news for tubers By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The city council gave the goahead Monday for its staff to accept state and federal funding to reconstruct the Gruene Crossing Bridge due to structural defects and safety problems that have injured numerous tubers on the Guadalupe River throughout its history Texas Department of Transportation officials estimate the cost of reconstruction at to with 80 percent coming from the federal government 10 percent from the state and 10 percent from the city In addition the city will pay for all rightofway acquisition and utility line adjustments City council approved the plan 51 after staff members and TxDOT officials indicated the reconstruction would alleviate structure and safe ty hazards which cause an average of six calls for service police rescue each weekend Councilman Paul Fraser was the opposing vote and Councilwoman Juliet Watson was not present City officials urged the council to approve the plan before the state decides to allocate the mon ey elsewhere The state chose to designate the money which is available for the 1999 fiscal year because the bridge project ranks as priority one among statewide and San Antoniodistrict projects The plan calls for the bridge to be raised 4 to 6 feet to allow the maximum release from Canyon Lake to pass through It also calls for a pedestri an walkway and a wider roadway on the bridge which will increase the load limit from pounds to pounds Turn to Bridge Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Tubers have a tight squeeze under the present bridge at the Guadalupe River and Gruene Archdiocese official visits private school Hears concerns of students parents By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer j f J HBiothe evening and ai iillL f 4 HeraldZrttuno photo by MICHAEL DARNAU Wurstfest r visitors were lorecu lu MUU umci of entertainment during the Aav f That presented an opportunity to Jhe Heritage Society of New Braun a heritage exhibit each year to coincide with the festival said Jojtona Lfwis cochajr of the Jfer 1 t wgwaliy stared in cortjunctipn 1 j T r vi t one who attends the exhibit from schoolchildren to out oftowh visitors enjoys it and ends up coming back i During those 10 days f the exhibit well have sev eral thousands of people come through to see a part of local histo Lewis said Part of the success of the exhibit is that we never have the same thing Lewis said The exhibit always focuses on When Nov through Nvo Where New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin How Much Admission is for adults 50 cents for children ages 612 free for children under 6 Theme The Thirties Winds of Change Why To promote New Braun fels unique heritage and to edu cate the youth of the community Sponsors The Heritage Society of New Braunfels local history put onby local peo but the decade of history cov ered by the exhibit chajnges This years Thir ties Wjtads pf Change is more contemporary because people still remember that time period Lewis said This years exhibit will feature scenes from the famous House that Jack Built a speakeasy and brewery havebwji held far 25 yean arid hve grpwh iff eyery V i JitVI umil a oifu ing to the bus school Scout camp the cnnnfrv cluh antl coif course the swim team country club and golf course the swim team Turn to Heritage Page 2A The superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of San Hoyt spoke Wednesday night to about 30 parents of students at Sts Peter and Paul School who are dissatisfied with several teachers performance A parent asked Hoyt to discuss a lettetfthatwas seritio his office this week pointing to the resignation of nine of the schools staff members the withdrawal of children and the con cerns of parents who feel frustrated and Hoyt first gvive a presentation at St Marys Hall on his vision for the school and the mission of Catholic schools and then addressed the parents con cerns But he declined to discuss the letter during the meeting saying anonymous letters do not carry much weight I came to share the Hoyt told the crowd If you would like to see me pri vately I would be happy to talk with The parents told Hoyt that classes are without teachers and aides are filling in for them causing children to lose inter est in school Our kids dont know whos teach ing them Theyre coming home cry a parent said They also expressed concerns about the example being set when some teachers supposedly sit in the back of the room and work while students pray The parents added they are not being kept informed and their questions have gone unanswered We dont know whats going on We have gone through a transition but there have been no changes off any magnitude Kathy White Sis Peter Paul School at said one parent I think thats what our concerns Several parents said they will pull more students out of Sts Peter and Paul School if something is not done to remedy the situation Help us one crying mother said pleading to Hoyt Were waiting for your response to decide whether to pull our children out or one parent said Hoyt said he will meet with Msgr Eugene OCallaghan and then report back to the parents He added that a task force of up to four people from outside the commu nity may be formed to investigate the matter Principal KathyWhite said that while some parents have raised con cerns the overwhelming majority of parents support the school which has 335 students We have gone through a transition but there have been no changes of any White said I currently have some open posi tions that Im filling due to resigna Hoyt said he would write the parents a letter to describe steps that should be taken In the meantime parents should pray Hoyt said River flow above 250 cfs level By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer GuadalupeBlanco River Authority officials decided Wednesday afternoon to release more water from Canyon Dam in response to heavy rains in the upper river watershed GBRA spokeswoman Judy Gard ner said 3 to 6 inches of rain this week in the watershed near Kerrville had increased the flow of water into Canyon Lake to cubic feet per second The authority increased the release from the dam from 120 cubic feet per second to 280 cubic feet per second We are going to increase the release because there will probably be enough water to go over the conservation pool GBRAs Judy Gardner We are going to increase the release because there will be probably be enough water to go over the conserva tion pool Gardner said referring to the level that the Army Coips of Engineers seeks to maintain for Canyon Lake We are going to release it at 280 cfs so that the water level will stay at the conservation pool lev The conservation pool level at Canyon Lake is 909 feet mean sea lev el A decrease in flow into Canyon Dam as a result of this years drought caused the conservation pool level to drop to feet Gardner said the releases will remain at 280 cubic feet per second until fur ther notice by GBRA Haunted hair 9tfluln BMMty School put W of Mi Wtdntwtay ifamoon The awiinmtnt WM to Mr Pfl Mi mannequin Check out