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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Area teams see tourneys as opportunities See Page 8 50 CENTS To contribute to the United Way can 6207760 New Braunfels Herald 20332 11009 78 S 0 W E S T MIC R 0 U B LI8 H1M G 2627 E DR PASO IX 79903 12 pages in one section Thursday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of Christy Jones ing Vol 144 No 283 Inside Birthday wishes from the HerakUettung The NewBraunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Christy Jones Sylvia Brehmer Jesse Mendoza and Eva Garcia To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MoW Mountain Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Rhwr Information Comal River cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Wednesday Canyon Dafn discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and no well water was used Cheer Fund donations sought by newspaper The New Braunfels Zeitungs 15th annual Cheer Fund campaign will provide food for local needy families on Dec The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County Anonymous Anonymous Steven J Slagle Todays total New total Jingle Bell Run set for Saturday More than 450 runners and walkers are expected1 to partic ipate in the Red McCombs Fam ily Outreach 5K Run Walk Kids Ks and Auction which start at 9 Saturday in Landa Park in New Braunfels Registered par ticipants are invited to enjoy a gourmet breakfast cold beer and a silent auction Early reg istration costs while regis tration that morning costs The cost for the Kids K is with a shirt or without one The packet pickup is at Com prehensive Fitness through Fri day Bring a canned good or toy Residents along the race course which starts in the park and runs along portions of Elizabeth Dallas Mulberry Klingemann Edgewater Union and Torrey streets are asked to move their vehicles off the streets For more information call Susan Phillips at 6095030 OOP women sell tickets for tour The New Braunfels Republican Womens annual Christmas Tour of Homes is set for 1 to 5 Saturday Tickets are and can be purchased at The Collection ChinaNThings and The Cottage in Gruene For more information call Republican headquarters at 6296442 Womens Center needs diapers The Womens Center is in need of clear gallon size glass jars with lids for food storage and size 5 xxlarge diapers If you are able to help call the Wohiens Center at 6207520 NBISD identifies Garza as superintendent candidate By DEMISE DZ1UK Staff Writer After being contacted by a Texas Freedom of Information Foundation attorney Wednesday afternoon board President Jaime Padilla released the name of Dr Gonzalo Garza as the board of trustees top candidate for interim superinten dent for the New Braunfels Independent School District Padilla said after Tuesdays meeting that the board had not yet reached a decision on a final candidate yet it planned to ask only one candidate to return for a final interview It wasnt cut and Padilla said To me there was still some discussion about who we Wednesday afternoon Padilla after consulting with a TFIF attorney said Garza a New Braun fels native would be asked back for a final inter view on Saturday Padilla said Superintendent Charles Bradberry was told to discuss the salary and terms of the con tract with Garza However Garza said Wednes day he could not attend Saturdays meeting because of a prior engagement But a movement appears under way today to call both candidates for interviews Dr Carlos Campos the boards vice president said he would like to have Thomas Moseley the other candidate for the position come in on Sat urday since Garza cannot attend Campos said this would give the board a chance to ask ques tions and give the public a chance to meet him He would then like to have Garza come in again next week I think that way the public would get to know Campos said I think Saturdays meeting is going to give us a great opportunity to do Trustee Steve Weaver supports the idea saying it will give the public a chance to talk to trustees about the candidates I think thats probably a good said Turn to NBISD Page 2 Water suppliers new customers could pay big By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE If the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp expands its service area into western Comal Coun ty potential new customers can expect to pay a pretty penny for water con nections an engineer told the water supply corporations board of direc tors on Wednesday Larry Fuson an engineer with Hogan Engineering of Dallas said if VCLWSC is successful in expanding its service area into both the western and southwestern areas of the county cus tomers in those areas can expect to pay an average of per connection The numbers are part of the non profit corporations study under the TransTexas Water Program The TransTexas Water Program is a statewide study funded by the Texas Water Development Board The pur pose of the study is to target water needs and alternatives for the next 50 years in three regions around the state Fuson briefed the board of directors on the numbers which are part of the studys rough draft findings The water supply corporations study is expected to be completed by January Once the board of directors gives their final approval to the study it will be for warded to the TransTexas WestCen tral Study Area Policy Management Committee in February which CLWSC is part of The CLWSC study is looking at water needs and strategies over the next 25 years to the year 2020 The water supply corporations study cov Turn to Water Page 2 Library plans advance despite additional costs By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Plans to build a new library in front of New Braunfels High School and convert the existing one to science labs are moving ahead despite cost projec tions surpassing the amount of money available through a former bond issue Lonnie Curtis assistant superinten dent of financial services said a new library is needed to deal with the growth in student enrollment and needs Curtis said the current library is simply running out of room In order to take care of the number of students we have and their multi media needs we need a larger Curtis said The taxpayers approved the new libraiy as part of the 1995 bond issue and on Tuesday the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the plans for it According to the plans the library which will be completed in August of 1998 will be a separate building in front of the high school An arched entrance to the high school will extend to the new building to provided a cov ered walkway Curtis said putting the library in a separate building will allow people to use it without having access to the entire high school building In this particular case they will be able to open the library without open ing up the enter Curtis said Its not dependent on the high school being open to use the libraiy this Plans call for expanding the net area by square feet to square feet and adding shelving space in each of the sections to allow for continued expansion The libraiy will include natural lighting conference and class room areas and additional seating The construction of the new libraiy is estimated at Necessary site work including the redesign of the driveway and parking area is esti mated at an additional Curtis said the district has only from the bond but itwill be able to cover the additional costs with money from interest earned on the bond mon ey Since the time that money has come in Ive had it Curtis said By the time all the building pro jects using bond money are completed the district should have made mil lion in After the new libraiy is complete the existing one will be converted into sci ence labs Curtis said there is a need for more room for the science department and the current library is surrounded by labs He said the libraiy should provide about six more lab rooms So its an ideal spot to have a sci ence lab because you already have all the gas lines and hookups in that Curtis said Turn to Library Page 2 4n independent counsel is needed to look into Democratic fund raising See Opinion Page 4
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