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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                on tap for Unicorns See Page 6 50 CENTS NewBraunfels Herald 10 pages in one section Tuesday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Kryttto Vol 145 No 44 Inside Market SLimmtisch MrtlMtay wishes front the HeraMZettiing The New Braunfetx Herald Zeilung extends birthday wishes to Kyratte WeJdner 12 years Gilbert Gutierrez Olivia Sledge Roy Medina Kyle kcmwdy II years LMIk Sheftnan Susie Una Osier Soc chtlng 84 years Senalda Navarro Derek Tomar To have a birthday or annivcr sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MOW188 Mountain Potan tMMured In parts par cubic meter of dr Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond up 3 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same Canyon Dam discharge ds Canyon Lake Inflow of s Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Monday and mlk Don gallons of wed water were used Chamber banquet tickets on sale Tickets for the 78th Annual Mew Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Ban quet set for Jan 24 at the Cjvic The theme for the banquet Is Invest Wisely Its Your Busi Highlights will include multi ple and award pre sentatlpns including the Besserung Award winner This dtlzeri of the year award is kept secret until the time of the presentation and Is awarded each year to a person who has made a significant contribution to the community The event Is usually a sellout so get your tickets early Call the Chamber office at 6252385 for more information Texas Tomorrow Fund The Comptrollers Office is offering brochures and applica tions for the Texas Tomorrow Fund The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education at a current fixed cost The enrollment period ends Feb For more Information or an application contact the Texas Tomorrow Fund at 800 445 QRAD or Rep Edmund Kuempels office at 512 463 0602 National Jaycee Week under way The New Braunfels Jaycees are celebrating Jaycee Week through Saturday Make a world of difference right here at home by joining the Jaycees For more Information join us at 8 Jan 25 at the Comal County music by the Texas Knights or call 606 4747 There Is a cover charge Family Outreach seminars continue Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its Tor Kids Sake seminars They will run twice a month for the next two months TNe seminar is to teach par ents how to help their children through the transitions of Hunting not option in solving deer problem By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council opted to form an ad hoc committee Monday to look into n possible plan to curb the citys growing population of deer have caused numerous auto accidents and eaten residential landscape plants The committee will be made up of the first 15 people who apply for the positions The council also stipulated that the committee cannot consider hunting as one of its proposed solutions Council passed out at least 13 appli cations that audience members already were turning in to city officials dur ing the meeting The deadline to turn in applications is Feb 17 City Manager Mike Shands told the council aflcr the vote that the committees first priority will likely be to determine whether the deer population is a problem If the answer is yes than the com mittee will have at its disposal a large amount of information to review in coming up with some kind of deer management plan Shands said Many audience members expressed concern that the deer should be taken care of in a humane manner Staccy Robins whose residence in north New Braunfels is a hotspot for deer told the council that a deer recent ly got trapped in a fence and was inflicting injuries on itself Robins said she had to call the Humane Society that then was forced to kill the animal Robins suggested that the extra deer could be trapped and then their meat safety board w Firefighter police officer will join others on committee Im excited and I think commission mem bers will do a good job Ivo trlod to con sider every entity that will have any Input I tbink theyll do a good Mayor Jan Kennedy By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council named two of its employees to serve on a river safety commission Monday as part of settlement in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a woman who drowned a few years ago while tubing on the Guadalupe River Wesley Meyer of the citys fire department and Lt Wommack of the police department were appoint ed to serve on the committee In addition to the city the Water Oriented Recreational District river outfitters irutide the city limits tourists Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the GuadalupeBlan co River Authority will also have rep rescnUitives on the special commis sion The tourists representatives will be selected by the parents of the woman who drowned WORDS representative will be Hill Mayo and the river outfitters repre sentative will be Zero Rivers The council also approved a recom mendation by Mayor Jan Kennady to add nix representative positions to the commission from the following groups outfitters outside city limits the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerce Schlitterbahn Friends For Rivers homeowners on the iuadalupe River II a river safety expert According to the settlement the commission is charged with studying the laws and practices concerning riv errelated activities and enact an ordi nance that outlines safety measures before Memorial Day The commissions first workshop with council is scheduled for Jan 23 at the Municipal Building 424 8 Castell Ave Im excited and I think coinmiti sjon members will do a good Mayor Jan Kennady said Ive tried to consider every entity that will have any input I think theyll do a good In other action the council approved the first reading of an ordinance that sets out a code of ethics for all city employees commission und board members and city council members The city council held two workshops in December to review the work of an ethics committee that met since last June to come up with a proposal approved the first reading of an ordinance that sets out specific guide lines for the construction of towers for antennae in light of expected growth in the cellular telephone industry approved changes to a proposed ordinance that would amend the citys rabies quarantine procedures The council also approved the issuance of requests for proposal for animal licens ing and rabies control services processed to be given to local chnriticx Audience members also discussed the citys hunting ordinance ilint allows bow hunting on property of 10 acres or more Many wiid some of the arrows do not kill the deer which then run onto other property We continue to HCC the deer popu lation Robins said The food and water supply is not there for them They arc starving and Search firms asked back School board wont limit candidates to those in district By DEMISE DZIUK Slalf Writer The New Bniiinfels Independent School District board of trustees decid ed to ask two search firms to attend a meeting next week to explain to the board the services they can provide in a superintendent search Discussions regarding the search for n superintendent began in November when former superintendent Charles Bradberry announced he would be the superintendent of Keller Independent School District effective Jan I Tom Moseley was hired in Decem ber to serve us interim superintendent until a permanent replacement can be found Board president Jaime Iadilla said that by asking the two search consul tants to appear before the board the board basically decided not to limit the list of candidates to those within the district We decided by allowing ourselves to go witli a firm we would not rule anyone out said Iadilla It gives us more to look Board vice president Carlos Campos said that even if the consultant does not look outside Texas the position should be advertised nationally Me said he believed il was imper ative that the board make every effort to let anyone interested in the position apply and do whatever it takes to lake the politics out of I think thats one of the things a eonsultan could said Campos The board voted to ask Hank Wheeler from the Texas Association of School Boards and Dr Bob Thompson to make a presentation to them iit a meeting Monday Although the board had said last week it would also discuss the process to follow in determining the charac teristics wanted in the nesv superin tendent the topic was just touched on when one resident presented the char acteristics he would like to see Included in that list were fiscal responsibility honesty fairness dis cipline and a strong stance on curricu lum Iadilla said the development of the characteristics would likely wail until a consultant had been hired lie said the consultant would then work with the board and the public to determine that list The firm helps the hoard develop said Iadilla We could start developing them now but were wait Jaycees Service and training Page 4   

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