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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Unicorn Ranger girls win See Page 1B SO CENTS Donations To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Herald2 YAHB6LU W EL PASO TX 20 pages in two sections Wednesday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of Ron Zlpp Vol 144 No 278 Inside Market Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HoraMZaKung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Ron Zipp Elida Sotelo Frank Young Robert Bier Melody Hanley Victor Guerrero 15 years old and Amy Whitaker 20 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Mark and Kathy Feltner 3 years and looter and Geri Jordan 25 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Or Frank River information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 3 from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level foet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Monday and no well water was used Qtttor fund by newspapor The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund kicked off its 15th campaign to provide food for local needy families on Nov The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County Todays total St Nicholas to make visits to citys kids St Nicholas The annual childrens visita tion with St Nicholas the Ger man Santa Glaus will take place at 1 and again at 7 Thursday at the Sophien burg Museum at 401 W Coll For more information call 6291572 Cookbooks on sale to fund scholarships Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholar ship Fund are now on sale for apiece at Carl Schurz Elementary School For morejnformation call Linda Bingham at the New Braunfels Independent School District Reach for a Star heeds toys cash Reach for a Star is looking for donations of toys cash aftd time to help give to local chil dren We will be wrapping on Dec 21 starting at 10 and Dec 22 beginning at noon at Red McCombs Universal Motors For more information call 629 9387 or 6089406 Aggie Moms sell cookies Orders are now being taken for the annual Aggie Mom tra ditional German Christmas cookies The cost is per dozen Orders can be placed by calling Ann Kuehler at 625 6100 Karon Haas at 6296304 or Wallie Haas at 6252832 Orders are to be picked up Sunday at Canyon High School United Way campaign hits 80 percent of its goal Bv DENISE DZIUK which is 80 percent of the coal Thats what we ed Wav in the 0011111112 davs She added that w By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer With just weeks left in the United Way cam paign drive officials are urging businesses and residents to get their pledges in Each year the United Way holds a campaign drive to raise funds for various programs and agencies Last year the United Way of Comal County raised and this year that goal was raised to Campaign Chair Kathy Meurin said percent of the funds raised locally stay in Were going to wrap it all up by Kathy Meurin United Way campaign chairwoman Comal County to help fund agencies throughout the county including the senior citizen centers the Red Cross and the womens center Meurin said the group has two weeks left to meet its goal and currently has raised which is 80 percent of the goal Thats what we have pledged so she said Were going to raise the rest of it and wrap it all up by United Way executive director Joe Rogers said it was the end of January before the organization met last years goal but believes this years goal will be met by midDecember We are very very confident we will meet our goal of Rogers said People in New Braun fels have always been very Meurin urges businesses to complete their fund drives and report their numbers to the local Unit ed Way in the coming days She added that we wish to appeal to everyone in the community to donate if they have not already done so We need everybodys help to put us over the Meurin said New Braunfels is a very giving community and 1 know theyll come through for us once Anyone who has not donated to the United Way yet can still do so by mailing a pledge to The United Way of Comal County Box 310614 New Braunfels TX 781310614 or call 210 6207760 to have a pledge form mailed to you Water suppliers talks with San Marcos will have no effect on GBRA agreement By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A preliminary visit between the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp and the city of San Marcos over a possible joint water transmission line will not affect the citys agreement with the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority concerning a regional water surface treatment plant GBRA General Manager Bill West said on Tuesday West said when he was asked whether San Marcos interests in possibly having CLWSC transfer acre feet of water from the nonprofit corporations proposed water treatment plant on the north side of the lake to a delivery point west of San Marcos on Ranch Road 12 would affect the citys current agreement with the river authority The CLWSC board of directors has plans to build the 4 million gallon per day treatment plant near the Canyon Lake Shores subdivision in 1998 If a pipeline should ever be built CLWSC General Man ager Dale Yates said after it left the plant it would likely fol low a route taking it alortg FM 306 and then along FM 32 into Hays County before reaching the delivery point on Ranch Road 12 Last week San Marcos City Manager Larry Gilley said Yates had approached him a few weeks ago about a joint venture in which both CLWSC and the city would each pay a share of the costs in constructing the water transmission line Gilley said the talks were extremely Through a contract with GBRA San Marcos has the rights to the acre feet of lake water San Marcos has recently signed an interlocal agreement with GBRA to develop a joint regional water surface treat ment plant that would bring water in from Canyon Lake Under this agreeent water from the lake would flow down the Guadalupe River to Lake Dunlap where a raw water intake and pipeline would be built by GBRA The Turn to Water Page 2A Trustees draw up their wish list for school chief By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees began formulating a list of district goals to aid it in its superintendent search The board was given a list of 38 top ics various campuses and departments felt were important Trustees individually ranked the goals according to importance and those individual rankings were then combined to form a board ranking The top three goals according to the board as a whole were to narrow the gap between subgroups on lie Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tests to develop a plan to implement an appro priate bond program for renovations and remodeling and to develop a five year plan for technology equipment It sort of narrows our focus on what goals we as a board feel are impor said Dr Carlos Campos the boards vice president 1 think this will give us a good working start as we continue to look at The board has tentatively scheduled a meeting for Dec 17 to further discuss the goals Superintendent Charles Bradberry recommended that the board look at the top 20 goals and discuss them at that time Bradberry said after discussions the goals could then be ranked again to see if there are any changes Once the board has decided on the goals for dis trict that list will be used in the search for a replacement for Bradberry who plans to begin work with the Keller Independent School District on Jan 1 Bradberry said once his contract with KISD is signed and approved he will submit his resignation to the New Braunfels board for their approval To me this is a snapshot for some one coming in to look at ihe said trustee Bette Spain I think we need to know the timeline for achiev ing the goals and whdt these goals are before we go out looking for a super However despite the work that still lies ahead in forming the list trustees said the current list is encouraging It looks like some of us have the same vision looking at what our goals said trustee Anne Miller Its a good NBISD board holds private meeting on superintendent By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees met for almost two hours behind closed doors Tuesday night to discuss possible candidates for the interim superinten dent position 1 think were moving said Trustee Anne Miller Were agreeing on some things and actually making some Superintendent Charles Bradberry accepted a position with the Keller Independent School District in the Fort Worth area in November Although he has not tendered his resignation yet he is expected to start his new job Jan 1 Bradberry said he is waiting for his contract to be signed and approved by the KISD board before he resigns from his New Braunfels position He expects approval to come on Monday The board met Tuesday night to devise a method to select a superin tendent and spent nearly two hours in executive session Dr Carlos Campos the boards vice president said during that meeting the board discussed employees who could possibly fill the interim position and listened to com ments from administrators regarding individuals and the interim replace ment in general We got some really valuable infor mation from Campos said That executive session gave us a bet ter idea of where were Campos said the discussion was held in executive session to protect the administrators as well as the board He said caution has to be used when talk ing about hiring individuals so no one is compromised Our superintendent has not yet ten dered his resignation so we have to be very careful with any talks we have about filling that Campos said After the board reconvened in open session the only discussion on the interim position was a report from trustee Bette Spain on what information she found on the costs and contract for hiring an interim superintendent from outside the list of current administra tors Spain said to figure out what an Turn to NBISD Page 2A Airport problem needs quick city action See Opinion Page 44   

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