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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Canyon softball team wins district title See Page 5 50 CENTS NewBraunfels 20332 TI009 76 soWEST 2627 E YAHDELL DR 10 pages in one section Tuesday April Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Doyle and Nancy Brlnkkoeter Vol 145 No 109 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Jana Smith Joel Magallanez Alfonso Rodriguez Joseph H Perron Mary Chisholm Debby Welch Brittany Meyer Robin Erben Steve Schultz Chila Medina Shelby Simonmi Tanner Michael Gar cia 2 Happy anniversary wishesgo to Doyle and Nancy Brinkkoeter Hal and Marcelle Inman 50 Rosa and Marcos Torres 27 Pollen Count Mold Oak Grass 6 Mulberry Pecan 8 Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 290 cubic feet per sec ond up 12 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 02 Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Monday and no well water was used Master plan forum at Holiday Inn Friday Mayor Jan Kennady will be joined by utilities and trans portation officials to discuss the citys Comprehensive Growth Plan from 9 to 11 Friday at the Holiday Inn New Braun fels Title Co and Norwest Bank are cosponsors of the event Admission is free but reserva tions are necessary Call 625 7553 or stop by any of their three Comal County offices Canyon Music Boosters to meet The Canyon Music Boosters will meet at today in the Canyon High School Band Hall All band choir and Aristo cat parents of Canyon Interme diate Canyon Middle and Canyon High schools are encouraged to attend Boost NBHS Band today at band hall The High School Band Boosters will meet at today in the high school band hall The execu tive board will meet at All interested in supporting the band are encouraged to attend Walking club luau at Landa Park today The New Braunfels Marsch und Wandergruppe Club will meet at 6 today at Landa Park Pavilion 16 for a Hawaiian Luau Call 6250742 or 629 2229 for information Main Street seminar on entertainment The Main Street Design Review Committee presents its third Brown Bag Summit Enter tainment at today in the Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave The panel includes Sandy Kelley of Designs by Sandi Connie Juri ca and JoAnn Downing of Accents and The Gables Con nie Worley of Celebrations Mar ian Benson of The Collection Kyra Brandt of Comal Flower Shop and Dawn Jackson of Front Porch Antiques The sem inar is free and open to the pub lic Six candidates make NBISD cut By DENI8E DZIUK Staff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees chose the six candidates it will interview lat er this week for the superintendent position Texas Association of School Boards Search Consultant Hank Wheeler said 41 individuals applied for the superin tendent position which became vacant in January when former Superinten dent Charles Bradberry resigned to become superintendent at Keller ISO Wheeler said his office sent out 81 packets and typically only 25 percent to 30 percent reply The community really helped us and the geographical location helped us Wheeler said The thing thats really important is we got the people we want so we knew going in we were in a great Wheelers office picked the top 12 candidates for the top administrative position and the board of trustees then spent all day Monday reviewing the applications Wheeler said the board chose six but three more could have been viable candidates They really had a good group to choose from and they were well aware of Wheeler said They were very cognitive of what the community said they wanted and it was a lot of the same things the staff and the board Wheeler said all the candidates have strong communication skills success in multicultural communities strong instructional programs and experience with managing a budget The size of the current district where each candi date is currently employed also varies Their ages span 12 to 15 years Wheel er said the six finalists are a good cross section of candidates They really measured up well and now they get to match up characteris tics and he said NBISD Public Information officer Leslie Rriewaldt said the board indi cated that they felt good about their and had reached a consensus as a board on who the finalists would be During Mondays session Wheeler also prepared the board for the first round of interviews which will be held Thursday Friday and Saturday He said he walked the board through the process prepared trustees for ques tions they may be asked and helped structure their questions Wheeler said the consultants will not be present dur ing the interviews I was really pleased and impressed with the boards work They were very diligent came to work and thats what they he said The board will meet with consul CANDIDATES AT A GLANCE Dr Jim Gibson associate superintendent for Clear Creek ISO approximate district enrollment of Dr Kenneth Greene superintendent of schools for Port Arthur ISO approximate district enrollment of Dr Dale Pitts superintendent of schools for Fort Stockton ISO approximate district enrollment of Dr Ronald Reaves superintendent of schools at Port Neches Groves approximate district enrollment of Dr Mary Ann Reynolds associate superintendent for adminis tration for Fort Bend ISO approximate district enrollment of Dr Marc Williamson superintendent of schools for Pine Tree ISD approximate district enrollment of Source NBISD Public Information Office tants again Monday to prepare for the second round of interviews with the top three candidates which will be held April 24 through 26 Tangible history for sale v HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Fischer store located off of FM 32 in Fischer will open early next month Here Charlene Fischer wears one of the items available at the store a cooking aprqnv Fischer is afourthgeneration store owner Collected memories at Fischer Store By DAVID DEKUNDER than a year and a half after it closed its doors descen dants of the Fischer family plan to reopen the Fischer Store in May Charlene Fischer whose father and mother Eddie and Gertrude Fis cher were postmasters when the post office was located in the store plans to reopen the Fischer Store as a postal museum office and store serving snacks and soft drinks Fischer said she and Robert Elmore had been working to restore the old post office in the store The post office moved to a building next door in 1995 Fischer said she wanted people to see how things were when the Fis cher Store was built in 1902 The thing I want to do is to pre serve it for future generations because it is a thing of the Fis cher said Fischer said she and Elmore had worked for several months to restore the old store We want it to be a facsimile of the post Fischer said The front part of the railing around the post office which had fallen off has now been put back together and the 200 post office boxes are being preserved Fischer said she planned to move her towing business from her nearby home to the Fischer Store Mementos that will be displayed at the store will be scales journals reg isters a ball of twine ledgers mon ey orders packages stamps regis tered mail air mail an 1875 postal manual and ledgers of old families who have lived in the area Records and mementos from old Cranes Mill and Hancock Post Offices will be put on display as well We will have records from the Fischer cemetery and a few things from the old schools Sorrel Creek and Fischer Fischer said Records from the Fischer Cemetery will be put on computer at the store If people need information they can come in and get it during store Fischer said She said the store would also display items borrowed from other people Plans are also being made to make the surrounding scenery of the store nicer I want to get into the natural land scaping of wildflowers around the Fischer said It would be natural plants and natural grasses that are more suitable to the Gertrude Fischer said there were a lot of people who wanted to see the old post office and the store We have a lot of people from Germany who come and see their people ancestors who came Gertrude Fischer said A lot of the people from Germany come up here from New Braunfels because they knew it was a German HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall The Fischer Store was one of the few points to pick up sup plies on one of the longest trails in the west the Chisolm Trail that led to Kansas City Staffing gobbles lions share of CISD budget By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Various campuses and departments are drawing up their wish lists for the Comal Independent School District budget for the 199798 school year and staffing will constitute a large por tion of the budget puzzle The plan current CISD staffing plan as it currently stands calls for an increase of 106 positions Those 106 are just at the campus said CISD Personnel Director Caroline Wemli final number is going to be a lot She said of the 106 positions would be for staffing the new Spring Branch Middle School slated to open midyear As the district grows we need to have the additional personnel to support Wemli said Theyve asked for these and weve determined they are needed Whether or not they get them is another Whether the positions are approved will depend on funding Wernli said the 106 positions would have an impact of roughly million on the budget Last year CISD lost state funding because of an increase in appraisal val ues and director of finance Abel Cam pos said the district could be in the same situation as last year He said the state revenue might be the same as it was last year but the district would still be grappling with an additional 600 to 700 students CISD Campus Administrators 1 Classroom teachers Teacher Specialists 1 2 Assistant 34 12 Total approved on Source CISD Trustees plan to visit the top candi dates home district May 5 and 6 and are expected to select the new admin istrator May 7 Forum delves into variety of issues By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff writer GARDEN RIDGE The hiring of a new city administrator water sys tem improvements and pay raises for city employees were some of many issues discussed by Garden Ridge city council candidates at a forum at Paul Davis Park on Monday night Citizens who gathered under the parks picnic pavillion heard mayoral candidate Jay Feibelman and city council candidates William Ken Loftin and Councilman Bill Harris answer residents questions Garden Ridge residents will go to the polls on Saturday May 3 The forum was sponsored by Gar den Ridge Area Republican Women Feibelman 60 is running for may Turn to Forum Page 2A England named news editor From staff reports Sue England has been named news editor of the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung according to an announce ment Monday by Micah Boyd man aging editor Were very pleased to have some one with Sues experience and skills to help lead our news Boyd said England brought a diver sity of experience to the Herald Zeitung when she began as a typesetter in 1993 She went on to fill city reporter and then columnist shoes Her educa tion includes undergraduate degrees in music broadcasting and theater from Indiana University Before the HeraldZeitung whetted her appetite for journalism she had worked as an audio engineer costume designer stage hand and opera company mar keting director New Braunfels and Comal County are poised at the brink of tremendous opportunities for growth not only in size but quality of England said The prospect of helping the Herald Zeitung play a part in fulfilling that potential is an exciting England shares a home in New Braunfels with her daughter Cassie a fifthgrader at Carl Schurz Elemen tary Sue England Kudos to Hospice See Page 4   

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