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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Inside Sports Dear Stainmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Clarence H Rust Louella Kneupper Bar ron Blevins 21 years Rudy Castro Roger Garnsey Marilyn Weaver Virginia Monroe Lillian Barganier Becky Biddison Nathanal De Hoyos 1 year Raymond Hernandez Jim Snowden April Caballero Catherine Caballero Erwin Henk 89 years Kimberly Engler Cruz Rosa Zavala Belated Kyo Sa Nim Brett Riley Mon Happy anniversary wishes to Spike and Earlan Reeves 47 years Steve and Jennifer Helmcamp 27 years Emil and Alzado Helmcamp 57 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Heads up Not looking to sing any blues Austin is known for its great live music but beginning Mon day sports will have top billing as the UIL State Championships begin Three local athletes will com pete in the state tennis and golf championships Monday and Tuesday Canyon High School senior Jimmy Walker will tee off at 7 Monday at Roy Kizer Golf Course for round one of the Class 4A state champi onships Tuesdays second round will also begin at 7 at Roy Kiz er Walker is making his fourth consecutive appearance at the state championships Two freshmen will represent Comal County at the state tennis finals which get started at 9 am Monday at the PenickAlli son Tennis Center on the Uni versity of Texas campus Alastair Jenkin of New Braun fels High School will play his Class 5A quarterfinal singles match at Canyon High Schools Jarrett Skro barcek will begin at noon in the Class 4A singles draw If Jenkin and Skrobarcek win they will advance to the semifi nals on Monday afternoon Tuesdays final matches will begin at 9 at the Penick Allision courts So if youre in the capital city stop by and cheer on the local contingent No two ways about it on 306 through Sattler A 7mile stretch of road on FM 306 through Sattler will have oneway traffic through a lead vehicle while the Texas Depart ment of Transportation installs an overlay for the next two to three weeks The stretch includes the inter section of FM 2673 but oneway traffic will only extend along intervals of up to three quarters of a mile For more information call TxDOT at 6256278 Put the sweater back in your closet So much for spring Balmy is the forecast for today as the mercury will rise to 85 degrees in New Braunfels after and overnight low of 52 The heat may be somewhat tempered by a southeast wind that will be 5 to 10 mph in the morning before increasing to 10 to 15 mph later in the day Still not too late to enjoy the festivities If you havent been out to Conservation Plaza this week end for Folkfest 97 you can still take part in the happenings Events take place today from 11 to 5 For more information about whats happening in and around New Braunfels see Stammtisch Page 16A and Were Meeting Page New Braunfels Herald 79 SOWEST Il 1CROPUBL1BHING E YAH DELL DK EL PA80 TX 79903 SUNDAY 32 pages in two sections Sunday May Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Barron Blevins Vol 145 No 123 Reaves appears choice for NBISD superintendent By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Trustees from the New Braunfels Independent School District will trav el to the Port NechesGroves Indepen dent School District this week to visit with representative groups regarding Superintendent Dr Ronald Reaves Reaves was among the top three can didates brought in for a second inter view last weekend for the NBISD superintendent position Dr Dales Pitts of Fort Stockton ISO and Dr Marc Williamson of Pine Tree ISD were the other candidates Next week they will take a trip to the one theyre the most interested in right said NBISD Public Information Offi cer Leslie Kriewaldt who is handling all ques tions regarding the search The Herald Zeitung has learned that the three trustees will be visiting the Port NechesGroves ISD Theyre coming here to visit Mon day and Reaves said Reaves said he was contacted by the Ronald Reaves search consultants and was told about the visit He said he was told the trustees will meet with teachers admin istrators parents and community and civic leaders Im just very pleased that theyre wanting to come here and see what were doing and hopefully that will help them with their he said Kriewaldt confirmed the visit She said the visit will give the board the opportunity to get additional feedback on the candidate by individuals who know and work with him They try to get a diverse view point to try to get a feel for how the candidate is viewed by his Kriewaldt said Reaves 52 has been in the education field 29 years and is in his third year as superintendent at Port NechesGroves According to a Port NechesGroves board member Reaves was instru mental in getting a million bond referendum passed a year ago Reaves is married and has two chil dren ages 25 and 21 Pitts said he was contacted by the consultants and was told he had not been chosen He told me they had a real hard time making the decision but he didnt tell me what was the deciding Pitts said I still think its the best Folk dancing HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall The Hill Country Line Dancers strut their stuff during Folkfest activities Saturday at Conservation Plaza Folkfest will continue through 5 today Folkfest 697 under way By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Unable to pinpoint his favorite thing to do at Folkfest 97 7yearold Luke Rickel reduced his experience to one sentence I like everything cause its said Luke whose day included tasting sauerkraut for the first time and making a candle Luke probably spoke for the hundreds of chil dren whose below18yearold age allowed a free entry into the Conservation Plaza grounds Satur day With more than 40 activities including black smith and breadmaking demonstrations and con tinual hay rides children and parents alike had a hard time taking it all in this weekend But organizers said the 12th annual event was an opportunity for area residents to learn about Comal Countys rich heritage through historic demon strations and exhibits An estimated people obliged them anil enjoyed the 75degree temperatures clear skies and gentle breezes as they walked the dusty roads around Conservation Plaza Historic storyteller Doc Moore dubbed The Turn to Folkfest Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall The New Braunfels Kinderchor walks down Seguin Street on Saturday during the annual Kindermasken parade interview I ever had Im disappointed yes but I Williamson and the search consul tants were unavailable for comment Three of the six trustees will visit Port NechesGroves ISD Monday and Tuesday The board is scheduled to meet Wednesday to vote on hiring a superintendent The vote will be fol lowed by a reception to welcome the new administrator The superintendent position became vacant in January when Charles Brad berry left the district after 14 years to be superintendent of the Keller ISD Tom Moseley has been serving as interim superintendent since January Kotylo Vanstory win city races By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Jan Kotylo a retirement activity director and Randy Vanstqry a local businessman took both open seats on the New Braunfels City Council on Saturday With an over all voter turnout of I 8 percent Kotylo collected 345 votes to 170 for opponent Russell McDon ald in the District 4 race Vanstory col lected 624 votes to 327 for oppo nent and former mayor and council member Rudy Seidel in District 3 Kotylo and Vanstory could not be reached for comment Sat urday night District 3 Coun cilwoman Brenda Freeman said she would not seek another term District 4 Councilman Paul Jan Kotylo Randy Vanstory Fraser is in his second term and by city charter is not eligible for reelection Kotylo 57 serves on the citys Safe City Commission and works at Vista Retirement Center She said she ran for office to give back to the community Vanstory 35 is a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission served on the city ethics ordinance committee and is coowner of Quick Align Brakes and Suspension Vanstory has said his top priority was writing a Master Plan for the citys future development Gonzales ousts Ikels from CISD trustees board Jonas secures Dist 5 seat Krueger remains Dist 2 representative By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Social worker Dora Gonzules defeat ed incumbant Lee Ikels on Saturday to take the District 1 Comal school board seat placing a Mexican Amer ican on the board for the first time in the districts 40 year history Semiretired businessman Lester Jonas won District 5 and Dan Krueger current board president ran unopposed in District 2 Gonzales won by 39 votes with only iO 3 percent of those eligible casting ballots Jonas Dora Gonzales margin of victory was 23 votes against nearest competitor Bill Burnam Calvin Kempin had also sought the District 5 scat Only per cent of the dis tricts regis tered voters cast ballots in the elec tion Lester Jonas Im said Gonzales 43 who works at Hospice New Braunfels I have the urge to say now Im going to She saiil her top priorities were han dling district growth and continuing an open policy for minorities Gonzales is the sixth woman to serve on a board that she said had been tra ditionally filled by men Its one thing to be elected but another to be embraced by the she said adding that she was pleased with the districts campaign to pro mote diversity Jonas 46 said his priority was growth and promised to work with the districts longrange planning com mittee Jonas is a semiretired assistant man ager of Gamer Hotel in San Antonio Im excited and looking forward to working with the he said 1 have the time and effort to give to the Full speed ahead See Opinion 4A   

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