Thursday, December 19, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Hot gifts in the sports world See Page 8 50 CENTS Owri Donations so tar To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 NewBraunfels Herald7 14 pages in one section Thursday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than U o Home of Pat Tape Vol 144 No 288 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes o Pat Tepe Samuel Tamez rilzie Cos Judy Davis John Miller Becky Scheel Rhonda dcCoy Stefan Pruitt 13 years Mandy Reary 16 years Mamie Nell Henke Sean Lopez 7 ears George Lombardo Bremer Rhanessa Roberts 2 years Tim Cronin ranco 50 years on Wednesday and Ricky Gonzalez Happy anniversary wishes go to Cuche and Sonia Gomez 10 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Inside Pollen Count Mold Mountain Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 208 cubic feet per sec ond same as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow 321 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and no well water was used Volunteers needed to distribute food Volunteers are needed Satur day to deliver food that will be provided to New Braunfels area families through money donat ed this year to the Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund The work will begin at 9 at the news papers office at 707 Landa St For more information call Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 Ext 228 Leonard and Carolyn Grim Anonymous Anonymous Lorenz and Lottie Bading Homes by Lorenz Inc since 1945 Arthur and Gladys Stearns Ian and Louise Walker Anonymous Kenneth and Betty Triesch Barbara William and Montie Portet Gerald and Rosalie Groves Anonymous Wayne A Rahe Archie and Elizabeth Culpepper Clo and Everette Reynold Anonymous Hochheim Prairie Farm Mutual Inc Todays total New total St Anns mothers to meet today The St Anns Christian Moth ers of Sts Peter and Pau Catholic Church will meet at i today at the Knights o Columbus Hall Members are asked to bring nonperishable goods for the Food Bank There will be a baby shower fo Seton Hall at the meeting Please bring unwrapped gifts Lnko Wntrr Supply Corp I l in 0urpose of corv flffffif i iT i jicqofred 26 water systems in March 1994 That has families and between as help of a million loan from the Texas HW fwhiutt be paid off in years m the Triple area tobated on the southside of trie lake The board of li locking tb expand the plant to rfilllibn gallons per day by spring and K MWJ j build a water treatment plant on the north side of the lake Would be located In the Canyon Lake Shores subdivision and could Haw CLWSCs outgoing president denies conflicts of interest By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The outgoing president of the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp Board of Directors denies any conflict of interest occurred when the board bought water systems from a corporation he owns Col Lee Roper said last week he would not run for reelection to the board at the water supply corporations general membership meeting on Feb said customer ado and still postal mall port olflc 22 Roper has been CLWSC president since the corporation was chartered in 1991 Records indicate that the board of directors acquired five water systems owned by the Rancho del Lago Corp Roper is president of Rancho del Lago Coip The CLWSC board of directors approved the acquisition of four water systems owned by the Rancho del Lago Corp The acquisitions were on April 30 The board of directors spent for all live water systems the Point at Rancho del Lago subdivi sion Crystal Heights subdivision Deer River subdivision Devils Backbone Height and Hillcrcsl Estates Devils Backbone Height is part of the Hillcrest Estates water system I dont feel there was enough for a conflict of interest because when any Turn to CLWSC Page 2 for delivery at the South Seguin post said the post office passed the tasty tropical rosh island fruit on to its lucky recipient preseason Catalogs and speciaTdepartnlent store Regalado said the holiday season brings out the best advwttwments in the 88 postal workers which include carriers window AJ1 employee step up a clerks and sorters mail som9tines Its an enjoyment for everyone A lot of the packages 9 Hallmark card into a say Dont open until he said So we a coconut Turn to Mall Page 2 Apartments to be located at Lake Dunlap By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A San Antonio development com pany has plans to build a new multi million dollar apartment complex near Lake Dunlap in the spring Prodesco Inc of San Antonio and Archon Group of Dallas plan to start the construction of Westshore Colony a 204unit apartment complex in March Prodesco developer Ken Nichol said the project will cost about mil lion Westshore Colony will be located on acres between Interstate 35 and Lake Dunlap Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said the new apartment complex will add needed living spaces to the New Braunfels area You will sec just like with Grand Cypress a moveup effect in the rental Meek said You will see more people move up and there will be more vacancies in the lower end of the market It will have a positive effect in all the income areas in the The apartment complex will have one twoand threebedroom units with rental costs ranging from to per month Nichol said Nichol who developed Grand Cypress Apartments said he chose the site because of its accessibility to IH35 and the scenic view that Lake Dunlap offers Westshore Colony will be a gated community It will feature a large multistory club and leasing office an exercise facility covered parking a jet ski marina a trail a resort size pool a lawn for volleyball and croquet and a large outdoor patio Marion names DeKunder to fill in as school chief By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Marion Independent School District trustees appointed Tom DeKunder the current assistant superintendent as the interim superintendent Wednesday The move came after Superinten dent Craig Stockstill announced in November that he is taking a new job as superintendent at Whitcsboro Inde pendent School District near Denton starting in January DeKunder 51 has worked for the school district for 28 years serving as elementary school principal head foot ball coach for the high school athletic director and government teacher 1 figured it was my DeKun der said My job is to keep the shop running Ill serve the district in what ever capacity they have for The board opted to make the unani mous appointment without going into executive session and plans a work shop on Jan 8 to discuss a permanent superintendent search and further details on the interim position DeKunder said he will be the inter im until the end of June and said he plans to assist the board and district officials as they evaluate the upcoming search for a permanent superintendent Stockstill said he is pleased with the boards decision and feels confident the district will be left in good hands Im very said Stockstill who has been with the district for 10 years knows the district from top to bottom anil is well quali Turn to Marion Page 2 New Braunfels retailers expect shopping season to be a happy one By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Local business representatives are optimistic that this Christmas season will leave many in the town feeling jollier than normal Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said October sales tax figures are the first post tourist num bers Meek said there was a 25 percent increase over last year from to Thats a pretty good said Meek It bodes well for our Christmas season Meek said New Braunfels retailers should fare pretty well this holiday season for several reasons including a steady economy stable inflation a variety of local shopping venues and a low unemployment rate The October unemployment Were keeping our fin gers crossed for this weekend and Monday and Tuesday Were waiting for those last minute Melissa Krause marketing manager New Braunfels Factory Stores rate for New Braunfels was percent compared to the state rate of percent Theres more reasons for them to shop at home than take their money said Meek low unemployment rate means there also should be more money to spend out Susan Eich a spokeswoman for Target said the chain is doing well nationally with healthy increases over last year in all regions Target sales are ahead of last year so were doing good this Christmas said Eich That would hold true for the San Antonio mar ket Eich said the increase in sales might be attrib uted to increased consumer confidence and the appropriate merchandise She said the largest sales seemed to be in toys such as board games large collectible dolls and Barbie electronics jewelry and cosmetics and small appliances Downtown businesses are just as busy this holiday season Lisa Repka with the Tobacco Haus said the holiday giftbuying season is bringing in a lot of people who otherwise proba bly wouldnt come in Shopping is going great We love said Repka Its just incredible to think every body downtown is real Melissa Krause marketing manager for the New Braunfels factory stores said the outlet stores had not yet seen the increase in sales We were expecting greater sales than were actually said Krause Traffic seems to be down and the sales are reflecting that as Krause said she thought the sales were slow because of the lack of time She said Christmas was coming a lot closer to Thanksgiving this year and people just have not had time to do their Christmas shopping yet Were keeping our fingers crossed for this weekend and Monday and said Krause Were waiting for those last minute Guidelines needed for genetic testing See Opinion Page 4