Friday, November 1, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Rangers Unicorns race toward regionals See Sports Page 12B Donations so To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 New Braunfels Herald EL 18 pages in two sections Friday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of ANOELYNNE CAMARENO 50 CENTS Vol 144 No 254 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeHung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Dawn Shaw 14 mari anne Odorfer Ashley Edgar 11 Lisa Romero Jonathan Medina Angelynne Camareno Brittany Tienda Nell Tillman 84 Alina Ott Diandra Rozales 3 Sarah fina Ledsma Bill Slimpen 40 Beatrice Patric Mayo Saturday and Suzi Schacht Anniversary wishes are extend ed to John and Mary Morrow 39 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 cubic feet per sec ond up 3 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 01 from Thursday Canyon Dam discharge 254 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Thursday and no well water was used Sunday in Segufii j Rehearsal for the MidTexas Symphony Chorus begins at 2 on Sunday at Ayers Recital Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus The chorus will be perform ing parts of Handels Messi under Dan Longs direc tion For more information call Dr Fred Frueholz at 6256420 Lake Dunlap VFD Auxiliary crafts sale Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Christmas Arts Crafts Sale from 8 to 2 Saturday and 10 to 2 Sunday at the station 915 Potthast Dr Symphony society to hold special meeting A special meeting of the MidTexas Symphony Society will be held at Mon day at Norwest Bank in Seguin The purpose of this special meeting is to consider a change in the bylaws to include a provision forendow rnents Anyone who has con tributed to the MidTexas Sym phony for the current season is a member of the society and is encouraged to take part DAR group will hold genealogy workshop The Capt James Jack Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will conduct a genealogy work shop from 11 to 1 Saturday at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Virginian Ming and Fairy Edwards will conduct the workshop Many subjects pertaining to lineage patriotic services and general techniques on ancestral will be discussed A questionandanswer program will follow Public is invited Canyon FFA boosters hold show meeting The Canyon FFA Booster lub will hold their most impor tant meeting of the year at Nov 11 in the CHS Com Registration for all ihows will take place r cGbickeo played through fair and fowl weather Dennis Hermes perfected the traditional version of the Chicken Inspiring many to jump out on the dance floor to take part He suggests these four basic moves for the novice Chicken will then fit right In with the rest of the revelers atWurstfest Chicken dancers have the rhythm with em By ABE LEVY urstfest festivities wouldnt be the same without of beer of the chicken Enthusiasts of all ages will likely wiggle their tail feathetstd the polka beat in the unique and of tfie traditional dtmce as The steps hi order are Taking a sip of beer Using your hands to imitate two chickens talking to each other Flapping your arms like wings Shaking your tail feathers Clapping your hands and starting all over Bill Holden a local salesman who has also taught the German dance to local residents said the dance catches on quickly much like the recent popularity of the Macareria at the celebration while the Comal Community Band provided the music Holden said Wurstfest lights up when accor dionist Myron Floren plays the chicken dance song See Wurstfest schedule Page 2A Floren will open the festival tonight and will perform through Wednesday Its a family Holden said Even the HeraldZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Chicken beaks will be sold at Wurrtfeet this year by the GermanAmerican Society who visited Braunfels Germany this summer as Its easy to Holden said All you have of the sister citys 750th anniversary celebra to dp is watch Jiojden was part of a group of local residents tion An Italian group performed the chicken dance s pf people front of the stage Its a concert To properly perform the dance participants must don a chicken nose which the German American Society will be selling for apiece said Dennis Hermes one of the Wurstfest opas and a chicken dance expert You might haye to move it out of the way when youre drinking beer but its a great thing to wear when youre doing the chicken Hermes said Hermes said the dance is a German tradition that people from all over the world enjoy Supposedly it was invented in Spain and then went to Germany and the Germans went crazy with Hermes said Its just a lot of run get ting up there and acting silly People in a wheel chair can do Staggering school times a CISD option By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer More schools and the many miles it takes to pick up students have caused headaches for the Comal Independent School Districts transportation depart ment and staggering the starting time for the schools may be part of the answer CISD Superintendent Jerry Major saidthe dis tricts buses cover miles a day over 92 routes The districts problems in getting all the students to and from the various campuses will only grow once it opens four new schools by January of 1998 Major said Weve just had problems with the 600 square miles of the Major said Its just a night mare and its just very difficult to get them to all start and stop at the same The elementary schools currently start at and go until 3 and Rahe Primary School runs from to Students at the middle schools and high schools go to class from to Kenny Franklin director of transportation said these times are just too close together We cant make routes and get back to the middle school and high school by to pick them Franklin said Franklin said some students are waiting up to an hour after school ends before they can get on a bus That means some students get picked up at while others may not get home until 5 Franklin said Part of the problem is also the number of buses Franklin said the district has 118 buses But some of these are older buses that are simply kept on hand for backup When classes go on field trips buses are hav ing to double up on routes which slows things down even more Franklin said The way to solve the whole thing is to buy a whole bunch of buses andthis district isnt going to do that Its too Franklin said So we have to look at more realistic Turn to CISD Page 3A NBU OKs funds for city By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a request by the city of New Braunfels to transfer up to as a onetime payment for the purchase of a new fire engine pumper truck and consulting See related story Page 3A work for development of a master plan to manage the citys growth The money came from an extra million in We need to put this money into our utility If you dont do this your system will deterio Gene Mornhinweg NBU trustee operating rev enue from sales during the past fiscal year As the city owned utility NBU is com mitted to transfer about percent of its operating revenues or million for this past fiscal year into the citys general fund City Council members and staffper sonnel attended the regular meeting but did not speak to the trustee board After the vote City Manager Mike Shands said the city will seek bids on the fire engine for purchase in about six months NBU Trustees Gene Mornhinweg and James Goodbread opposed the measure and gave their reasons for keeping the money within the utility system You dont give the money to buy a fire engine truck or whatever else they Mornhinweg said We need to put this money into our utility If you dont do this your system will Mornhinweg said NBU could better use the money to upgrade the current utility system and avoid higher cus tomer rates Goodbread said he would rather increase the amount that NBU pays the city annually instead of making payments Proponents of the measure said the fire truck is needed to provide service to areas where water pressure is below standard They also said the master plan is needed to take a longterm look at the citys future needs as growth contin ues Mayor Jan Kennady who serves as one of the NBU trustees said the final cost for consulting work may cost up to Day of the Dead holiday not one for sorrow in Hispanic culture By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Cookie Barbosa has vivid memo ries frorh an early age of her family celebrating Dia de Los Santos the Day of the Dead I remember my grandparents in Marion Barbosa said My mother was born there and my great grandparents are buried there It would be a lot like a picnic We would go to the cemetery and clean up and be there from midmorning through the after noon We would have lunch and rem Today Nov 1 is Day of the Dead a religious holiday celebrated by families in Mexico to remember loved ones People go to the cemetery have food and drink and tell stories about the person while he or she was Kookie Barbosa who have passed on to another world Mexican families see it not as a day of sorrow but as a joyous occasion said Barbosa a member of the board of the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Com merce of Comal County People go to the cemetery have food and drink and tell stories about the person while he or she was Bar bosa said They tell happy funny things It is not a sad Barbosa said in Mexico right now every home has skeletons that are either painted or made out of sugar candy The Day of the Dead bread which has shapes similar to a woman and man is a delicacy eaten on the day What makes Dia de Los Santos unique is that it shows how the Mexi can culture does not take the inevitable event of death seriously They poke run at death They make light of Barbosa said It is not seri ous or solemn as other people make it out to be It is part of life its Cristina AguilarFriar also a mem Turn to Holiday Page 3A Halloween bash HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL of costumed children turned out Thursday night for the Halloween festivities at the Factory Outlet Malls Inhibitions dont i i i i A V