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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Cougarettes march on in playoffs See Sports Page 1B 50 CENTS DoiMrtlotM M tar To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Herald 18 pages in two sections Wednesday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of MILTON DOEQE Vol 144 No 262 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Alan Bracks Milton Doege Kayce Cantrell 1 year Leah Williams Audrey Schluter 11 years Jason Purtle 6 Cody Chapman 15 years Jesse Garcia Jr 9 years and James Culpepper Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Monty and Tammy Crum rine 8 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold 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 Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Monday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow 173 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 trie v League o discuss water issues Will be at 7 Thursday at the New Braunfels Independent School District Board Room 430 W Mill Featured speakers are Bill West of GuadalupeBlanco River Authority John Ashworth and Stqven 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 fair 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 today 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 Dit tlinger Memorial Library For more information call 6066936 or Nancy Green at 6081625 Medalwinning pianist performs Sunday The MidTexas Symphony Society and Texas Lutheran University present Tchiakovsky International Gold Medalist pianist Barry Douglas on stage at at 4 Sunday at Jackson Auditorium in Seguin Douglas was the first western pianist in almost 30 years to win the Tchiakovsky Gold Medal Tick ets are available at the Jack son Auditorium box office or at the door for 5 or 4 for seniors Administrators express interest in leaving district By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Talk has already begun about the pos sibility of additional administrative departures from the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District following the resignation of Superintendent Charles Bradberry Bradberry was offered a 3 contract with a base pay of and benefits to become superintendent of the Keller Independent School District The NBISD Board of Trustees will decide whether to approve Bradberrys resignation and release him from his con tract at its next meeting If approved Bradberry will assume his duties at the Keller Independent School District on Jan 1 See related story Page 2A Bradberry said Keller has given him the authority to bring personnel with him to fill any openings and he said some administrators and teachers could be making a move in the future Some could leave as early as January he said Long term there will probably be three or four administrators moving to Turn to Administrators Page 2A Residents views mixed about Bradberry departure By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District tax payers and parents had differing views on the departure of Superintendent Charles Bradberry who will become superintendent of a Fort Worth area school district at the beginning of January The Keller Independent School District Board of Trustees named Bradberry as its new superintendent Monday night Bradberry was superintendent at New Braunfels for 14 years Linda Garden who has a daughter attending New Braunfels High School said she hated to see Bradberry go but that he did not have any choice The current division on the districts Board of Trustees a climate that contributed to requests by New Braunfels High School Principal John Tunnan and Assistant Principal Charles Engler to seek reas signment to other positions forced Bradberry to leave I dont think it will hurt because as in any job no one is Kay Power I think it could probably hurt the school Sue Anhorn Garden said Personally one part of me says that I want to be surprised but the realistic and intelligent part of me says that I am not surprised at Garden said Richard Persyn an NBISD taxpayer said Bradber ry jumped to the KISD because he saw the writing on the wall I think he actually did it because he thought he Turn to Reaction Page 2A Information on indecency case sought From Staff Reports The Hays County Sheriffs Depart ment is investigating a report of inde cency with a child involving several teenage male victims A suspect in these cases has been arrested Ricardo Garza Martinez 20 of San Marcos is charged with one count of indecency with a child Bond has been set at and Martinez was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon The Hays County Sheriffs Depart ment is searching for more leads For further information contact Detective Jen Skrocki Criminal Inves tigation Division Hays County Sher iffs Department 5123966166 ext 126 Photographs of Martinez are avail able at the Hays County Sheriffs Department 1307 Uhland Road San Marcos CISD marks 40th anniversary By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the Comal Inde pendent School District Parents students employees administrators and past officials came together to celebrate its history A reception Tuesday at Bill Brown Elementary included secondand fourthgraders performing songs for the visitors It was formed 40 years ago for the said CISD Superintendent Jerry Major Were here today because of the students and I would venture to say well be here in another 40 years because of the The Comal Rural High School District was established through an October 1956 election The districts board on Nov 12 1956 approved the consolidation of eight school districts Bulverde Danville Davenport Fischer Good win Mountain Valley Sherwood and Solms When we formed it in 56 we expected it to have 250 kids at the high said Hugo Nowotny who was a founder of the district and was on hand for the reception I never dreamed it would get this Nowotny said the biggest change he has seen over the years is that now there are schools all over the Nowotny said when the district first began the Trans portation Departments staff was a student with a station wagon who picked up others on the way to school That was our transportation he said Look at it Over the years the Comal Independent School District has grown by leaps and bounds and continues to progress dai iy Major said the district began with a small enrollment and now has more than students With more than frilltime employees CISD is also the largest employer in Comal County HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Church Hill School originally built in 1870 is located on the Goodwin campus It housed students prior to the CISD consolidatioN Major said the growth will continue to challenge the dis trict for some time I continually see the progress being Major said We dont think the growth is going to level out any time soon so were going to continue to improve our campuses and curriculum to serve the students A second reception will be held from 3 to 6 Thurs day at Frazier Elementary School and will include musical performances by students and a short presentation The public is invited to attend What we wanted to do is have a reception at both ends of the district which pretty much duplicate each said Dan Krueger board president We really want to get the public to come out Theyre the reason for the whole Another celebration scheduled for Thursday is the official renaming of Bulverde Primary School to Rahe Primary School in honor of the Rahe family which supplied a number of administrators and teachers to the system over its 40 years Brandt arrested on theft charge From Staff Reports Rusty Brandt 39 was arrested this morning by New Braunfels police on a warrant for theft of up to police said Brandt the 1996 Wurstfest Associ ation president who lives at 215 Pre ston Hollow was arrested at about 8 and taken to the Comal County Jail with bond set at District Attorney Bill Reimer said he became aware of the arrest this morn ing and has no comment untfJ he reviews the arrest report I havent seen any offense report at this time so I dont Reimer said We cant make any call or state ment until we get an investigation on it It would be premature for us to say or draw any At press time jail officials said Brandt had not posted bond and that they were still in the process of admitting him Brandt was the 1995 Small Busi ness Person of the year and for mer owner of New Braunfels Resorts Property Management He is president of the Downtown Rotary Club Brandt lias been a member of the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce since 1984 and a former chair of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Rusty Brandt City NBU dispute focuses on land By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Lawyers for New Braunfels Utili ties and the city of New Braunfels plan to request an attorney generals opinion by the end of the year to determine the legal limits of the two governmental entities Recent disputes over water rights transfer of profits and property owner ship have prompted City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom and NBU attorney John Dierksen to seek the opinion Much of the debate has focused on which entity controls property that the utility purchases but has not incorpo rated into its system The citys charter states the city has elected to delegate control and man agement of its utility system to NBU While the city owns land NBU pur chases for its operations NBU retains management and control of the pur chased land related to utility operations Lawyers hope the attorney generals opinion will deal with the question of control for unused utility land NBU currently owns three pieces of land currently not in use but earmarked future expansion projects a site on Loop 337 for an electric substation a water tank site in Solms and Comal Park and a plot located in east New Braunfels It also owns land it plans to use for future expansion of its surface water treatment plant The debate has focused on Comal Park NBU purchased the park property from the San Antonio Public Service Board in 1969 for While NBU has paid for insurance on the land and includes it on a list of real estate assets the citys Parks Department lists the land as one its 16 parks and leases its five softball fields and one baseball field to the Adult Soft Third party help Because the two agencies are uniquely tied together lawyers plan to ask state Rep Edmund Kuempel RSeguin to the official request on behalf of NBU and the city ball Association NBU since at least 1987 also has leased a portion of the land to Miles Garrett for grazing purposes NBU lawyer John Dierksen said the utility plans to use the land for possible expansion of the North and South Kuehler sewer treatment plants which arc adjacent to the park They also said he land could be traded at a future time to benefit the utility The South Kuehler plant was built in the 1930s and the North plant was built in 1985 The two plants combine to handle about 90 percent of the citys sewage treatment or million gallons per day In our opinion when New Braunfels Utility purchased the property it used ratepayers money and it was done for Ihc ultimate expansion of the sewer treatment said Dierksen who heads the citys Master Plan Committee and Planning and Zoning Commission 1 think any public body that has fore sight will be doing that If you dont do it youre not benefiting the ratepay Cullom disagrees Because NBU has not incorporated the land into its system for more than 25 years the city has the right to sell the property Im willing to admit Im wrong but 1 want to know what the relation ship is Cullom said I dont know what the rule would be with Turn to Dispute Pago 3A New Braunfels may be on fast track to passenger train station See Page 44   

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