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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Unicorns season gone but not forgotten See Page 7 50 CENTS HeraldZeit HO 7 V AMD A SO 7X 14 pagtis in one section Thursday March Sferving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Ml Home of DMI OlMfc Vol 145 No 91 Inside BMlMtay wishes from ttM The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung extends birthday wishes to BenHa Hernandez Marilyn Kolacek Marina Hamen 1 odd Bargankr 23 years Samuel Callla 3 yean F Brandon Dieted Angeline Stahl Ora Lee Henk Don Clark 50 years Pablo Caballero Alvln Bertram Happy anniversary wishes go to Carolyn and Larry Shoe make 28 Dixie and Ken neth Presky To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Oak 14 Ash 74 10 Elm none 26 12 Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 248 cubic feet per sec ond same as Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 01 Canyon Dam discharge 1 021 ds Canyon Lake Inflow 71 8 ds Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation NBU reports pumping roKon gal tons of surface waterWadnesday and 121 000 jrtons of wed water were ilwed i ttpfl imcft with i tM mayor Fridays regular brown bag lunch with New Braunfels May or Jan Kennady has been can celed because of the Texas Legislative Gonference The lunches will resume at noon April 4 at the Municipal Building Visitor volunteers needed The dPeater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the new Highway Visitor Center planned to open in midMay The Chamber cur rently has a great volunteer core but new volunteersare needed to staff the new center Anyone Interested can call Lyn dilMoon at the Chamber office 6252385 j Journalism scholarship offered The New Braunfels Heraldt Zeltung of Southern Newspa pers Inc and Galveston News papers Inc are seeking appli cants in their readership areas for the Carmage and Martha Ann Walls Endowed Presidential Scholarship in the Department of Journalism of The University of Texas at Austin The scholar ship Is for in the 199798 academic year beginning next September Applicants should be inter ested in pursuing a career in print journalism and must have been admitted or be seeking admission to The University of Texas at Austin The scholar ship winner will be selected on the basis of academic stand ing and demonstrated interest in print journalism Applicants should submit their highschool transcripts a letter of reference from a highschool journalism or English teacher and a state ment outlining their career goals In print journalism Applications should be sub mitted by Friday to Doug Toney at he New Braunfels Herald Zeftung 707 Landa St Finalists from each city will be forwarded to the Department of Journalism where a facylty member will select the scholar ship winner will be County Probation Complex completion By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer COMPLEX DELAYS Completion of the Comal County Probation Complex originally slated for completion at the end of January was delayed again because of weather conditions Comal County began construction of an squarefeet facility in June to house the adult and juvenile probation departments Despite being almost two months behind schedule the building will still not be ready for about another week They thought they could catch up the original lost but with all the rains they couldnt get out there even on the Comal County Purchasing Agent Ed Krai said Every time it rains it throws them off a couple Krai said the contractor now expects the building to be substantially completed next week He said there is still touchup work to be done as well as June 1996 Ground breaking of the Comal County Probation Complex January 1997 Original completion date Delayed because of weather Feb Second projected com pletion date Delayed because of weather March Third projected com pletion date Delayed because of rain March 24 through March 28 1998 Project planned for completion work on the canopy parking lot and sidewalks The carpet had been installed but would need cleaning before the departments move in I dont want the probation departments to rush over there Krai said I want all that mud cleaned up Director of Juvenile Probation Carpi Robison said her department has tentatively set April 3 as a movein date She said it should take her depart ment only a day to change offices Weve started getting things boxed up and ready to she said Were going to shoot for that day and see what Krai said the adult probation department would likely move into the new building the second week of April Once the two departments move out of the court house the vacated space will be used by other offices for expansion and additional working space Construction of the building is expected to cost approximately Money to pay for the building will come from million in Comal County Texas Tax Anticipation Notes which arc similar to certificates of obligation Eggsacting preparation HeraldZolluno photo by Michael Darnall Supwmartwt manager Damall Donnall kMds Eattor baskets In preparation for Saturdays Eastar agg hunt at Landa Park Children of Hunt offers chance to find tasty treasures By ABE LEVY Staff Writer IF YOURE GOING Tressie Russell recalls the days when she and her three siblings weaved nests out of bluebonnets that grew on me hillside of her fathers land in Solms Some of the bluebonnets would grow to 12 inches in length an ideal size to create a home for the hardboiled eggs in celebration of Easter Now in her 60s Russell continues the making tradition with her three grandchildren and with hundreds of other children through the annu al Landa Park Easter Egg Hunt The Saturday event draws upwards of 200 fran tic children who scour the gazebo turnaround in search of tasty treasures Volunteering is absolutely said Rus sell who has helped for the last four years Its so gratifying to see how happy the kids are when they come and see the eggs laying Landa Park Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled to begin at 11 Saturday at the gazebo turnaround Heres what to expect Children will be separated into ages infant to to 6 and 7 and up with separate areas to hunt Bring a container of some type to hold the candy Organizers plan to hide a prize egg for each age group that can be turned in for a fullsized Easter basket The Easter Bunny is scheduled to appear during the hunt Bring a tooth brush and some tooth paste For more information call the city parks department at 6082167 Sponsors include Wuests Supermarket which provides the candy and the New Draunfels Evening Rotary Club which supplies volunteers like Russell Its nice to donate something like that to the said Darrell Donnell manager of the downtown Wuests store who attended last years hunt The kids get so excited and into the The city parks department oversees the hunt in which sugar eggs and marshmallow bunnies will be nestled under small bushes and stowed in the tree branches around the park While another 75 plastic eggs filled with a vari ety of candies will be tossed into the mix a prize Turn to Hunt Page 2 Mayors race now a contest 2 candidates file for Garden Ridge office on final day By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Garden Ridge residents will have a choice on May 3 between a political newcomer and a oneterm councilman to succeed outgoing Mayor Jay P Millikin Councilman Jay Fcibclman 60 and Catherine T Cochnauer 41 both filed for the mayors position Wednesday the final day toenter the municipal races William Loflin of 9514 Golden Rod Circle filed for Place 2 which is Feibelmans current seat Councilman Dill Harris of 20815 Glen Cove filed for reelection in Place 3 Doth Loftin and Harris face no opposition for the atlargc positions Feibelman who resides at 21014 Plum Ranch had earlier filed for re election to Place 2 but withdrew to run for mayor City Secretary Judy Tokar said Feibelman said he decided to run for mayor because at the time he filed for the position no one else had done it yet The city council would have appointed a mayor by law if nobody Feibelman said I think the mayor should be elected I wanted to avoid the process of the council appointing a Fcibclman said as mayor he will concentrate on the issues which have been brought up in council meetings for the last few years I just want to continue to maintain a wonderful community to live he said I want to keep taxes down We still have to deal with the issue of water conservation we still have to hire a city administrator and then there is the building of new home sites in the Feibelman a threeyear Garden Ridge resident has served on the coun cil for two years 1 Ic is retired from the Turn to Race Page 2 City Council filing ends contested races on tap in both districts By ABE LEVY Staff Writer This years ballot for two spots on the City Council will include contested races for representation of voters living in the north and northeast sections of New Braunfels Wednesday was thu deadline for filing for the races that pit former mayor and councilman Rudy Seicjd against local businessman Randy VansJory in Dis trict 3 and retirement activity director Jan Kotylo against electronics store man ager Russell McDonald in District 4 This morning city officials conducted a random drawing that resulted in Seidel and Kotylo being listed tirst on the May 3 ballot in their respective races Current District 3 council member end local attorney Brenda Freeman said earlier this year that she would not seek another term With two terms coming to a close this election former mayor Paul Fraser will vacate the District 4 post Seidel a longtime photo studio own er is vying for a return to the council on which he served from 1991 to 1994 Seidel now runs an industrial ware house business and serves on the citys Economic Development Corporation Board Vanstory coowns Quick Align Drakes and Suspension and is a member of the Planning and Zoning Commis sion He also served on the citys ethics advisory committee Kotylo works at Vista Village Retire ment Center and is a member of the citys Safe City Commission She is also a student in the Citizens Police Academy McDonald works as a manager at ColorTyine in New Braunfels and serves on the citys Zoning Board of Adjustment He has taken a leave of absence as chairman of the Safe City Commission District 3 covers a northwest section of New Braunfels extending along a line formed by Wald Road to Walnut Avenue Landa Street Uuida Park Dri ve to Oukwood subdivision and running parallel with Loop 337 District 4 spans a northeast section of the city including Ciruene Summer wood Rivcrcrcst the Estates and the industrial park area This is the second election since the council split into six singlemember dis tricts and one atlarge mayoral district from four singlemember districts and three atlarge districts Legislative Conference offers area opportunity to shine Page 4   

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