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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Canyon 50 CENTS Donations to for To contribute to the United New Braunfels Herald o J10 pages in One section Tuesday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than Home of 8KYLAR KOEPP Inside S ta m m Birthday wishes from ttw HeraldZeKung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Martina Villanueva Corum Sharon Watkins Raul Martinez 17 Holly Reynolds 16 Leslie Jordan Purtle 2 Hector Molina Skylar Koepp Chris Brown Lisa Bracks Gayle Offerman and Rhonda Smith To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Cedar Elm Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 03 from Monday Canyon Dam discharge 106 cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Monday and no well water was used Water issues forum slated for Thursday A public forum hosted by the League of Women Voters to discuss water issues will be at Independent School District Board Room 430 W Mill Featured speakers are Bill West of GuadalupeBlanco Fiiver Authority John Ashworth and Steven Densmore of the Texas Water Development Board and Doug Miller of the Edwards Aquifer Authority A question and answer ses sion will follow For more infor mation call Rose Marie Eash Spaces available for craft sale Saturday Craft fair spaces are avail able for a Nov 16 fail at Peace Lutheran Church Call 620 0618 in the morning or 606 0313 after for more information Womens business group to meet The next meeting of the New Braunfels Business and Profes sional Women organization is at 7 Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Dr Nancy Logan will be the featured speaker For reserva tions call Kristy Davis at 609 5678 Black Heritage Society to gather The Black Heritage Society of Comal County will be meet ing at 7 Nov 19 at the Dft tlinger Memorial Library Items to be discussed include scholarships dona tions for Teen Connection and the Womens Shelter the art contest and raffle tickets For more information call 6066936 or Nancy Green at 6081625 Eagles Fish Fry to benefit cancer center The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will sponsor a fish fry from 6 to 8 on Nov 23 at Eagles Hall 257 E South St The cost is and proceeds will go to the Eagles state pro ject The Texas Childrens Can cer Center Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston Bradberry packs bags for Keller By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer After a couple of weeks of contemplation and negotiations New Braunfels Superintendent Charles Bradberry has decided to leave at the end of December to head a school district in the Fort Worth area Bradberry was named the new superintendent of the Keller Independent School District on Monday night just hours after the local New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees met to discuss his contract At this point in my life its just a wonderful Bradberry said Its a wonderful contract and a wonderful opportunity and hope fully a great place to finish out my Bradberry said he will tender his resignation as soon as he signs the contract with KISD and will ask the New Braunfels board to act on it at its next Superintendent accepts offer for top post meeting The board indicated Monday night that there is a majority that will release me from my current Bradberry said Bradberry who is in his 14th year with NB1SD has two years left on his contract It will be awfully awful ly hard to leave here because of the attachments I have made with people over the Bradberry said But this was an opportunity I just couldnt pass Bradberry said he will spend one vacation day each week on visits to the Keller district Charles Bradberry He will assume his new responsibilities Jan 1 Keller named Bradberry to fill its top position just hours after the NBISD Board of Trustees met in executive session to discuss his contract Two trustees returned from the executive ses sion visibly shaken and crying The meeting then ended with no action or fur ther discussion Paditla said last nights discussion was an opportunity to find out where individual board members stood on the issue of Bradberrys con tract I think basically thats what this is about to let everyone know where were Padilla said A couple of board members wanted tonights special meeting to discuss the superintendents But this was an opportunity I just couldnt pass Superintendent Charles Bradberry Padilla said that while the discussion was help the trustees did not agree on the issue of Bradbenys contract He said he was unable to give specific details of the discussion because it was held in executive session Bradberry said Senate Bill a 21day waiting period between when the finalist is named and when a replacement is announced Monday was the earliest point at which a final decision could be made he said Bradberry added that he felt somewhat of an Turn to Bradberry Page 2 Not forgotten at Canyon High School Joined with Comal County veterans Monday to honor former Students eald the Allegiance and Metvln Haas right took part as well See related editor ial and letter to the editor Page Photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Gunfire leaves one man injured By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Police are investigating the early Monday morning shooting of a west side resident who was listed in critical condition Tuesday morning at Wil ford Hall in San Antonio Twentyyearold Anthony Gallegos was shot once in the head at about in the 1600 block of West Bridge Street Police said they do not have any suspects right now but are currently investigating the matter City employees get 4 percent pay raise By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Bids required for financial services New Braunfels to seek bids for bond counsel By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council authorized its staff to seek competitive bids for financial advisory services and bond counsel in a unanimous vote Mon day night The council approved the measure in keeping with new policy to seek requests for proposals concerning rele The citys current contract for financial services which expires in January is with Floyd Westerman of Southwest Securities vant city contracts when they come up for renewal The councils members issued the requests for the first time this year for an economic development marketing contract and a tourism promotions contract Westerman who has contracts with Comal County and the two local school districts for financial services plans to submit a proposal for the contract City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom rec ommended that the council issue a sepa rate request for bond counsel to ensure proper representation during bond trans actions The city plans to issue million in revenue bonds for construction of a new library on Common Street The bonds will be paid for through revenue from a halfcent sales tax January is target month for opening of clinics The New Braunfels City Council unanimously approved an acrossthe board pay raise of about 4 percent for city employees at Monday nights reg ular meeting The raises are part of the citys effort to bring employee salaries up to the same level of other cities of similar size city officials said One year ago the council increased salaries by and froze the salaries that were already above aver age Mondays pay raise affects all employees except the city manager who received a raise in the summer The raises will increase salaries by 4 percent from the midpoint salary Those salaries above the midpoint will increase by slightly less than 4 percent while those under the mid point will increase by slightly more than 4 percent Appointed staff mem bers including the city attorney and the municipal judge will receive a percent raise Overall the raises will cost By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer the first of the year two McKenna Memorial Hospital clinics will be ready to serve patients in Garden Ridge and Smithson Valley a McKenna official said Tuesday morning Gwenn Scott McKennas vice president for clinical services said the hospital has already located spots in both Garden Ridge and Smitten Valley for the clinics We are planning to move the Clear Springs clinic to Smithson Scott said We are going to lease some land across from Smithson Valley Middle School on FM 311 Then in Garden Ridge we have leased space in the Garden Executive Center down on FM McKenna acquired the Clear Springs Med ical Clinic this fall with the intent of moving the building to serve patients in the Smithson Valley area The hospital operates the Clear Springs clinic from 1 to 5 on Wednesdays For weeks McKenna has been trying to find a site for the Smithson Valley clinic Scott said the hospital contacted the landowner six weeks ago and it has reached a tentative agreement with the owner It opening will be after the first of the year because we need to put in septic and water systems and prepare for site prepara Scott said Scott said McKenna has to wait 60 days to get a site for both water and septic systems The Garden Ridge facility will have square feet of space and will be housed in what was the I Care Hotline offices We found the site at the end of Septem Scott said It is now a matter of work ing with an architect to build out the interior We hope to be in there by the end of the year or maybe after the first of the Both clinics will provide full family ser vices from infants to geriatrics Steven Greenfield the physicians assistant at the McKenna Neighborhood Center and the Clear Springs clinic and Laura Castillo the medical assistant at both clinics will go to the Smithson Valley clinic Tina Ortega who works as a clerk at McKenna Memorial Hospital will be the office manager The staff at the Garden Ridge clinic will be Turn to Clinics Page 2 Glowing balloon HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Glowing like a Christmas bulb a hot air balloon lit up the skies near Wurstfest Saturday evening The event was promoting Glowfest 96 a winter holiday balloon festival scheduled for Dec 14 and 15 in New Braunfels Tm not saying we dont need these pay raises I just dont think we really have a good Councilman Ray Schoch which will be taken from the general fund of this years budget The raises which are also based on years of experience and cost of living will take effect Nov 30 and employ ees will see the first benefits of the increases on Dec 19 Councilman Ray Schoch a certi fied public accountant moved for approval of the pay raises but said last years pay scale needs further review Schoch said he favors hiring a con sultant to produce a more consistent salary plan Im not saying we dont need these pay Schoch told the council I just we really have a good map I dont think the end product reflected a good consistent salary Amtrak eyes stop in city By ABE LEVY Staff Writer A council member said Monday that Amtrak is considering building a train stop in New Braunfels Councilwoman Cathy Talcott said she met with Amtrak represen tative Joy Smith while attending a convention in Tyler recently Talcott said Smith plans to come here Dec 3 to talk with area representatives to see how much interest exists for a New Braunfels stop Amtrak had canceled its service to Texas this year but then recently decided to extend it for another six months Cathy Talcott OakRun student thanks   

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