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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Domrttons M tar To contribute to ttw United Why call 6207760 Inside Sports SKimmtisc h Birthday wishes from the HmMHMtung Thie New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Tim Shipley Brittany Williams 8 years Dennis Williams Helen Brucks Sharon Feltner Elsie Paredez Muriel Ostberg Jennifer Mar tinez Melissa Misty Boenig 19 years old on Mon Jessica Resales 3 years Bethany Hildebrand Satur Jack Inghoff Saturday and Choya Cantrell Happy anniversary wishes go to Ramon and Enriqueta Diaz 28 years To hate a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Chow Fund donations sought by newspaper The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs 15th annual Cheer Fund campaign will provide food for local needy families on Dec 2i The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County The Jensen Family Anonymous and Mar garet Gerardi USA retired Ralph arid Judy llUoydand Westerveir Fred and Inez Young Todays total New total Cookbooks on sale to fund scholarships Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale for apiece at Carl Schurz Elemen tary School For more information call Lin da Binghamat the New Braun fels Independent School Dis trict Reach for a Star needs toys cash Reach for a Star is looking for donations for toys cash and time to help give a Christmas to local children The organization will be wrap ping presents on Dec 21 start ing at 10 and Dec 22 beginning at at Red McCombs Universal Motors For more information call 629 9387 or 6089406 Family Outreach seminars continue Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its For KidssSake seminars to help parefrjts ease theirchil drens adjustrnenttQ divorce The seminars will run twice a month for the next two Community Council to distribute goods The Community Council of South Central Texas will be issu ing Department of Agricul ture commodities to incomeeli gible households from 8 to 5 Tuesday at 487 Roetne Loop in New Braunfels Under the guidelines of the Texas Department of Human Services all recipients will be required to complete an appli cation in order to determine eli gibility They also must bring proof of residency ideptity and income Items will be distributed on a firstcome firstserve basis because the supply is limited New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 46 pages in three sections Sunday December Serving the Coi TX 79903 E L P more than 144 years Home of Tim Shipley Vol 144 No 280 Hispanic chamber presents honors to city individuals and businesses By ABE LEVY Staff Writer HoraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Ron Gonatoz Paul Fraaer Howard Athaa Susan Phillips Manuela Marungo Benlto Marungo and Ernesto Chavarra gather at the Greater Hlsanlc Chamber of Commerce of Comal Countys awards banquet The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Comal County presented five community awards Friday night at its second annual awards banquet Susan Phillips a special events promoter in New Braun fels won the Business Person of the Year Award Phillips was instrumental in starting the New Braunfels Womens Chamber about one month ago The 1996 Leadership Awards went to Paul Eraser a mem ber of the City Council and a former New Braunfels may or and New Braunfels Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Sanchez The Community Service Individual Award went to Comal County Commissioner Cristina Zamora and Pete Williams of Tremble Williams Advertising The Community Service Corporate Award went to Whole sale Distributors and the Business of the Year went to New City Bakery Ernesto Chavarria president and chief executive officer of ITBR an international investments firm based in Austin told the audience to continue cultivating the growth in Hispanic businesses and work together with other cham bers He also encouraged the Hispanic chamber members to continue seeking city funding for tourism promotions espe cially in the nearby growing Mexican market Imagine if the Hispanic community promoted tourism in Chavarria said The investment by the city would come back to them tenfold The Hispanic chamber needs funding that other chambers already Trustees eye five retirees for school post By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District is contacting five retired Texas superintendents about inter viewing Monday night to become the interim superintendent Superintendent Charles Bradberry decided last month to take a position with the Keller Independent School District in the Fort Worth area Bradberry expects to start his new job on Jan 1 but he is waiting for the Keller Board of Trustees to approve his contract before submitting his res ignation to the New Braunfels board The NBISD board will meet in a closed session at 6 Monday to begin interviewing candidates for Brad berrys temporary successor Well I dont know if wed call it said Dr Carlos Cam pos the boards president Were going to be discussing the selection process with possible candidates and find out if theyre interested in this type of posi Trustee Bette Spain said she men tioned at board meeting weeks ago that the executive director of the educa tional regional service center could assist in the search Spain said the board told her during an executive session last week to con tact him We work with him all the Spain said So its sort of a natural place to go to such as the Texas Asso ciation of School Boards is as a source of help for Spain said the executive director pro duced a list of five retired superinten dents in the Central Texas area The district is now contacting those individuals to see whether they would be interested in an interview on Mon day As of Saturday afternoon one indi vidual had agreed to attend The NBISD board will meet in a closed session at 6 Monday to begin interviewing candidates for a temporary succes sor to Superintendent Charles Bradberry Weve mainly talked to people inside the district already and got infor Spain said Now were talk ing to people outside the Although the district is already con ducting interviews for the position the board doesnot have to release the list of applicants at this time According to Section of the open records act the board does not have to make the list public But the section states that the board of trustees must give public notice of the name or names of the finalists being considered for the position at least 21 days before the date of the meeting at which a final action or vote is to be taken on the employment of the Joe Larsen a Freedom of Information hotline attorney said he believes this requirement applies to the interim superintendent position as well The requirement means that if the board releases the names of all its can didates on Monday night it would be Dec 30 before anyone on the list could be hired No action is expected at Mondays meeting The board is scheduled to conduct a regular meeting at Tuesday at the education center Item listed for Turn to NBISD Page 2A Comal schools gain moving experience By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Oamea Meaecto aaaemWet a new desk at Mountain Valley Intermediate School Work has already begun to ensure the new Mountain Valley Intermediate School is ready for students on Dec 16 On Saturday parents teachers staff members and contractors began moving furniture and supplies into the new inter mediate school located in the Lake area The Mountain Valley school is among three schools funded by the mil lion bond issue passed in 1994 and ii is the first one to be completed The contractors are finishing up and doing touch ups right said Rusty Brockman purchasing and maintenance coordinator for the Comal Independent School District Right now its now one of those times where the contracts work around us and we work around The facility which will be a fifthand sixthgrade campus currently has class room space for 400 students But it can be expanded in the future to house 800 students The core facilities such as the restrooms and cafeteria are already built to handle 800 students The school should open its doors for class with an enrollment of 275 to 280 Brockman said about 500 desks and chairs for students and 20 desks and chairs for teachers are being moved in along with filing cabinets and supplies Weve been sitting on ready for about a month said Brockman Turn to Moving Page 2A Children offer their own sweet recipes See Opinion 4A
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