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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Whats ahead for areas basketball teams See Page 7 50 CENTS m Domrtlofljs to far To contribute to the United Way call New Braunfels Herald M009 76 8 0 U E 8 T MIC R 0 P LI B LIS H J M G 2627 E YAHDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 12 pages in one section Thursday December Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Lloyd Vol 145 No 32 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Tony Galvan Frances McCourt Nancy Hinson T J Koerlin 17 years Lloyd Cununings 90 years Andie Simmons 21 years old and Donna Crabill 40 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold 835 Mountain Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec 4 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Thursday Canyon Dam discharge 189 cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Thursday and gallons of well water were used Newspaper accepts gifts to Cheer Fund Volunteers distributed food Sat urday through donations to the HeraldZeitungs Cheer Fund The newspaper will continue to accept donations to the fund which will be placed into a sav ings account to help get next years drive off to a good start The most recent donations include Anonymous The Foitik Family Richard and Dona Caldwell Todays total New total Polio Survivors to meet Jan 4 The New Braunfels Polio Sur vivors Support Group is meet ing at 10 Jan 4 at the omal County Senior Citizens tenter Patricia Rasor of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service will present a program on food afety Interested polio survivors rel atives and friends are invited For more information call Deb bie at 6065556 Rena at 620 4473 or Raymond at 6251363 City NBU to recycle Christmas trees The city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities are spon soring the 10th annual Christ mas Tree Recycling Program Residents can drop off live rees at the Olympic Swimming Dool parking lot off of Landa Park Drive through Jan 20 Residents are asked to remove nails and other metal asteners from the trees trunk o protect the employees and shippers used to convert trees nto mulch i Family Outreach seminars continue Family Outreach of Comal Bounty continues to have its For Kids Sake seminars They will run twice a month for the next two months This seminar is to teach par ents how to help their children hrough the transitions of divorce Simpson to stay on indefinitely as high schools principal By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Karen Simpson will stay on indefinitely as the New Braunfels High School interim principal as the search for a replacement continues Simpson who is the executive director of edu cation services was appointed as the interim high school principal in October when principal John Turman and assistant principal Charles Engler asked for reassignments At the time of the appointment the board spec ified that Simpson would be in the position until the end of December However Simpson is now staying indefinitely We want of course con tinuity and stability in the said Simpson I feel like its in the best inter est of New Braunfels High School for me to stay here until they find a replacement I dont think its fair for the kids to go through another Simpson said she has dis cussed the issue with interim superintendent Thomas Moseley who was named last week as Karen Simpson the temporary replacement for Superintendent Charles Bradberry Bradberry is leaving effective Jan 1 for a superintendent position in the Keller ISO Simpson said Moseley expressed an interest in having her back in her permanent position at the education center She said her personal focus is on the high school Simpson said they are now discussing the possibility of her splitting her time working a couple of days each week in each position until the principal position is filled Until that time 1 will continue doing both jobs to the best of my said Simpson How long it will be before a replacement is found is unknown However the process for fill ing the position is still moving forward Flo director of personnel services said the district has received roughly 30 applications for the position and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled Simpson said she plans to meet with the site based management team and the faculty after the Christmas holidays She said these groups will come up with a list of characteristics they would like to see in the new principal These characteristics will then be used in hiring a replacement HeraWZeftung photo by to work 12 to 18 hours day through New Years i V r lobat group to Work tirelessly on New Years Day event CH Its scary to the volume of flowors you to use Your rt Kjtfces Faracteon Day ttmay be me only rm ntitsishellgetduringthenextfivedays SWOllOH Dllt yOU jUSt kOOp IHOV to jhelp design fldats i the parade Brandt will have worked SCTWrwjwJT w 7 iTS T i T r f yw have to use tents as big as two football fields often house the floats under eon swollen but you just keep struction It is under such an that Brandt will work this year L Wjth the temperature kept at a cool 45 degrees Brandt said up Fiesta volunteers build the floats only one or two florists con compahylhat caters exclusively to duct the floral arrangements 1 I ajways wear my long underwear and the Canadians laugh at lfr floats to Be fnade of organic said Brandt nniiitenaj About half of each float id made of dried organic mate Workers grab a bite to eat as they gather and sit on turnedover Irjal such as the other half is made up of flowers and oU buckets before returning to their projects Fiesta plans to build 13 floats for the parade which will be seen AS many af to flowers are used on a typical by an estimated million spectators in Pasadena and a total of Wi that is 35 feet wide and three Jo eight stories tall million worldwide VvV Chamber honors three from community By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce gave three area residents the 1996 Hall of Honors Award at the its regular meeting this month chamber president Michael Meek said Wib Amacher Nancy David and Bob Sohn received the awards which are designed to rec ognize individuals who have partici pated in civic activities over many years The awards which were first given out in 1968 are limited to three per year and recipients are selected by a sixmember awards committee of the chamber When you look at the individuals you can really sec who were the cata lysts for the community that benefited all Meek said Its one of the top Amacher is a former mayor of New Braunfels and served on the board of the Community Service Center for more than 10 years He helped organize the Humane Society and has been a charter member of the Elks Lodge since An Opa with the Wurstfest Associa tion for 35 years he has also served on Nancy David its board as well as the board of the American Heart Association Amach er has been a chamber member for more than 20 years is a Blue Coat and a Life member David has been a resident of her adopted community for 37 years She is a Life member of the chamber and has been a Blue Coat for more than 24 years She is a founding regent of the local Daughters of the American Revolution chapter and lias served on the board of many other nonprofit organiza tions in the community including Hospice New Braun fels Planned Parenthood and the New Braunfels Parem Teachers Association Sohn is a pasl chairman of the chamber board and a longtime member He has been a past president of the Wurslfest Association New Braunfels Rotary Club and NB1SD School Board Turn to Honors Page 2 Bob Sohn Water supplier has big plans for 97 By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE 1997 promises to be a busy year for the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp The water supply corporation plans to start and com plete several projects to its water systems around the lake General Manager Dale Yates said the corporation has left from its million loan from the Texas Water Development Board In addition the corporation has in its capital improvements budget Starting in January the pipeline in the Canyon Lake Vil lage subdivision will be upgraded to allow more water pressure to customers who live on Skyline Drive and other streets in the area This will allow us to discontinue the pumps at Canyon Lake Yates said This will give us more depend able A gallon ground storage tank will be put into place at the surface treatment plant located on the lakes south side On the lakes north side Northlake Estates and Cougar Ridge systems will be interconnected in January Another interconnection will be made between Hillcrest Estates and Canyon Lake Acres subdivisions during January and Feb ruary More capital improvements projects will take place later on in the year Yates said The majority of the capital improvements projects will be done after May because that is when our revenues are Yates said At the Triple Peak surface plant CLWSC plans to expand the plants current gallons per day capacity to million gallons per day in 1997 In the Horseshoe Falls subdivision a gallon stand pipe will be moved to the neighboring Bradcliff subdivision We are going to refurbish and paint it and move it from Horeshoe Falls to Yates said It will still serve Horseshoe Falls but we are going to fill it with surface water rather than well water Horseshoe Falls had high fluoride in their Yates Turn to Water Page 2 Canyon Lake considers art festival in its future ByDAVIODEKUNOCR Staff Writer CANYON JUKI opment oran art festival Jfe ooe of the few goals that Canyon Chamber of Comjnerge 6d WetsseJ wuJft Hfct to accomplished in Wetzel said We have tal snted artists whQ do good jobs 1 to ses if we could devel a festival that would be well at least throughout South He said the estaM ait festival artists in CanyQft yfe said the idea of the art from chamber past lqck Wetel wquJd like to follow throng on Pavloeks idea in 1 997 involves a study with tourism in the The study was Your help needled in identifying unsung Set Opinion Page 4
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