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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Unicorns tune up for state cross country meet See Page 5 50 CENTS Ooaf Donations so tar To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 New Braunfels Herald YAHlt PASO TX 79903 16 pages in two sections Friday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of JEREMY WILLIAMS Vol 144 No 259 Inside Stammhseh Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Susan Espinosa Jeremy Williams Chris Dela van Deborah Tillis Penni Salge Tim Schossow William Velasques Chyrel Madden Eddie Jo Martin Marthy Smith Satur Nancy Putz Ralph Wiesepape Roseann Talley Mark Brundrett Lori Huff Bradley Barren 9 years Creighton Brooks 8 years Chadham Brooks 3 years Saturday and Alia Edens Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Alfonso and Genovenva Soliz 50 Kimberly and rodney Brown 6 years and Jan and Jeff Schaefer 11 years Satur To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Cedar Elm Trace Ragweed Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond same as Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 01 from Thursday Canyon Dam discharge 102 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 252 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 Fundraiser this weekend for Harris A Battle of the Bands fund raiser benefitting Bekah Har ris will begin at 5 Satur day at the National Guard Armory IH35 North Exit 185 stay on access road armory at top of Bekah is slated to undergo a double lung transplant in her fight with Cystic Fibrosis Bands taking part include Country X Engrave and Cover charge is The armory will be open from 10 to for a bake sale for donations and to pick up support ribbons no cover for afternoon For more information call Kelley Foster at 4906596 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 for endow ments Anyone who has contributed to the MidTexas Symphony for the current season is a mem ber of the society and is encouraged to take part Canyon FFA Boosters hold show meeting The Canyon FFA Booster Club will hold their most impor tant meeting of the year at Monday in the CHS Com mons Registration for all shows will take place Middle school book sale continues today Canyon Middle Schools benefit book sale continues from 8 to 4 today in the school library Cant keep still HeraldZeituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mary Jane Naltey blue shirt joined more than 30 others on the dance floor at the big tent Thursday For a Wurstfest schedule see Page 2A Comal County to receive new telephone area code By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The Public Utility Commission approved a committees recommendation Thursday to assign Comal County a new area code as demand for new telephon e lines continue to increase PUC officials said The new area code number could be released as early as one week from now by Bellcore currently the national number plan administrator PUC officiails are implementing new area codes forthe emtire South Texas region officials said The plan keeps 210 for the San Antonio area and then follow the same transition schedule as the 210 region The new codes will be in place by mid1997 with a grace period of six months for cus tomers to help ease the transition assigns new numbers for a section to the north and south The plan was the result of a PUC working group of industry officials and experts after holding numerous public hearings throughout the region Were proud that staff industry officials and consumer groups could agree on the implementation of these codes and bring us a recommendation that is timely and will pro vide longterm relief for the customers in these said Pat Wood 111 chairman of the PUC The PUC also approved new area codes for the 817Fort Worth area code which will Political Banda now in spotlight By ABE LEVY Staff Writer W hen Rita Banda ran for class president in the eighth grade she followed vlKltlU KiaUCi 9uw j twm i tft fathers advice Never V Thirtyfive years later Banda found her own method to political success Run as the only candidate That philosophy propelled Banda to win the District 8sEdwards Aquifer Authority race Tuesday with a monopoly of votes including her own A political outsider to the areas aquifer battles Banda felt compelled two weeks before the filing deadline to run for the post after reading a newspaper column urging readers to do more than just vote in upcoming EAA elections It was really directed toward San said Banda moved to Solms 31 years ago from the South San Antonio area column just stirred something that said Yeah I can do Im inter ested in people Im interested in fair play Thats the Kind of person I Since the day she applied for the position Banda has made it her business to study everything she can about the 180mile long aquifer making numerous trips to the Witte A Rtta Banda works wtth her husband Arthur in general home repair business in Comal County Now Turn to Outsider Page 2A 8nen also work on the regions aquMer problerns as an Edwairds Aquifer Authority member HeraldZeituna photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Job offer leads principals to request special meeting From Staff reports Several New Braunfels Independent School District trustees asked for a special meeting to discuss the superintendents con tract as he considers a job offer from a Fort Wortharea school district the boards president Jaime Padilla said Friday morning In a conversation with Padilla Thursday afternoon a school principal speaking on behalf of all principals in the district said they wanted to meet with the board before a proposed special meeting Monday night The meeting has not been posted as of press time Friday Principals are concerned about the status of the job offer to superintendent Charles Bradberry from Keller ISO My understanding it they want to speak aobut the schools future and whats Padilla said I guess they want to give us their feedback and their opinion of what needs to be addressed We want to give them their time to Bradberry said he was not aware of such a meeting but said the principals could request a meeting with Padilla Jane MacDonald principal of Carl Schurz Elementary said she did know of the requested meeting but said she and other princi pals have expressed concern about the stability of their schools as transition looms on the horizon We need stability if theres going to be MacDonald Right now we dont know what Bradberry is going to do We want to make any transition Waiver approved for some athletes By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees voted Thursday to allow some studentsto obtain waivers from phys ical education and to remove a teacher from suspension Students are required to have two hours of physical education In the past gymnasts swimmers pen tathletes and other Olympiccalibeir athletes have been able to apply to the Texas Edu cation Agency to have their training count toward the requirement The boards action Thursday allows the district to approve the credits To meet the requirement for the waiver students must go through a minimum of 15 hours per week of intensive train ng with a certified instructor while participating in the activity for at least a semester The policy which calls for the princi pals approval will take effect this spring Less than 12 students would currently qualify for the waiver CISD spokesman Don Clark said Youre really talking about a select Clark said It doesnt apply to a lot of kids but for those kids it does apply to its very In other business the board met in exec utive session to discuss a complaint against an employee and came back in open session to remove a Canyon High School athletic trainer from suspension effective Nov 11 The board voted to remove Mr Thomas Falan from suspension based on his participation in an appropriate growth Clark said Clark would not provide any other infor mation on the complaint because it is a per sonnel issue Bridge project gets OK from county By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Despite different costs from origi nal projections the Comal County Commissioners Court gave County Engineer Tom Hornseth approval Thursday to complete the first cross ing pedestrian walkway project on River Road Comal County has a contract with the Texas Department of Trans portation to fund construction of the walkway and guardrails which TxDOT engineers said will cost The countys share of the cost is with the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District shelling out A federal grant will cover the rest of the cost Estimates made three years ago orig inally set the cost for the project at But design changes made by both TxDOT and the county caused the price to climb as high as earlier this year TxDOT lowered the figure to by submitting a much sim pler redesign that required less mate rials and labor Hornseth said County Judge Carter Casteel said Turn to Bridge Page 2A FM306 accident injures two From staff reports Two Canyon Lake women were tak en to McKenna Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon after their car was rear ended and forced off the road by a pickup truck on FM 306 Sandra Dickerson 49 and Camilla Loft 64 were taken to the hospital with nonincapacitating injuries offi cials said Department of Public Safety reports said Dickerson was driving a 1990 Cadillac eastbound on FM 306 near Oak Meadows Drive Loft was a pas senger in the car Roger Moore 49 of Canyon Lake was driving behind Dickerson east bound on FM 306 in a 1995 pickup pulling a utility trailer DPS reports said Dickerson was attempting to turn on Oak Meadows Drive at about when Moores vehicle rear ended the Cadillac forcing it off the road The pickup then slid off the road with the trailer detached
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