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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Former Spur visits local school children See Page 7 New Braunfels 2 14 pages in one section Thursday May 80 2627 E YAMDliLL DK FYiSOv TX 799OS Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Donna Suroddln 50 CENTS ling Vol 145 No 131 Inside Dear Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Georgia Brooks Sylvia Segovia Andrea Martinez 8 years Jeremy Berg Donna Sureddin Toni Garcia 15 years Antanacio Garcia bradley Brandenburg 18 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold 4 Pecan trace Grass 52 River Information Comal River 270 cubic feet per sec ond same as Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 from Wednesday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow 831 Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Wednesday and million gallons of well water were used p So long to sunshine for a couple days It looks like the skies will remain cloudy today tonight and tomorrow with a 30 percent chance of showers and thun derstorms looming High temperature today is expected in the mid80s and the overnight low will be in the upper 60s A southerly breeze of 5 to 10 mph will keep things a bit more pleasant It would be nice to say the weather will improve for Friday but it looks to be a carbon copy of today So much for spillgafe maintenance Dam and spillgate mainte nance scheduled to begin May 12 at the Dunlap hydroelectric plant has been delayed because of increased release rates from Canyon Lake Larry Moltz manager of hydro operations said GBRA will start the routine maintenance and inspection process when the lakes releases are reduced to 700 cubic feet per second and will complete as much work as possible before May 23 During this time residents and users of Lake Dunlap should be aware that lake levels may be up to 18 inches below normal Moltz advises anyone using Lake Dunlap between now and May 23 to be aware that lower lake levels can expose debris and other poten tial hazards normally underwa ter and to use extra caution when engaging in water recre ation activities Lake Dunlap will be returning to its normal pool level for Memorial Day weekend May 2426 Moltz said the delayed start of the project may have to force GBRA to extend nance project into late May or early June The public is advised that scheduled operations may be canceled or adjusted in the event of adverse weather con ditions For more information about whats happening in the New Braunfels area see Stammtisch and Were Meeting on Page 9 Teamwork HeraldZeitung Photo by Chris Crews Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder left Canyon Lake EMS Director Doug Rogers and Chief Jail Administrator Jim Middleton stand beside an ambulance donated by the EMS to the sheriffs department The vehicle has been converted for use in the countys Inmate Work Program Inmate program reaps benefits of cooperation By CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Cooperation between two county agencies has allowed the Comal County Sheriffs Department to expand a successful program while the Canyon Lake EMS was able to rid itself of outdated equip ment The EMS donated a 1984 Dodge ambulance to the sheriffs department which the department converted for use in its Inmate Work Program The program allows county jail inmates to perform labor for the county in exchange for reduced time on their jail sentences Doug Rogers administrator of the Canyon Lake EMS said the vehicle was still in good shape and had low mileage but new regulations made the vehicle unusable for emergency services by his agency It was taking up garage space and we had no practical use for the Rogers said I heard that the sheriff needed a vehicle so I got on the phone and after a couple of calls we got the ball Sheriff Bob Holder said that he was extreme ly grateful for the contribution Holder stressed that the cooperation between the agencies pro l think it is wonderful that we could work together rather than have a group of administrators worried about their turf We share an obligation to the public and it is incumbent on us to make every effort to work for the public inter est and control Bob Holder Comai County sheriff vided a service to the public while eliminating unnecessary costs I think it is wonderful that we could work together rather than have a group of administrators worried about their Holder said We share an obligation to the public and it is incumbent on us to make every effort to work for the public interest and control Holder said that the Inmate Work Program had exceeded expectations and that it provided cost effective labor for the county Jim Middleton chief jail administrator for Comal County said the vehicle would allow him to transport more prisoners to a work site He said that the Inmate Work Program was successfully tested as a pilot program in March and now was funded through the end of the year The program serves a twofold purpose it gives inmates something to do and helps with their self Middleton said It also provides a source of cheap labor for the Middleton said the vehicle would allow the program to expand to seven inmates per day and would require only one armed county employee to supervise the inmates He said that the program currently provided labor for the rural recycling program and for picking up trash on county roads For every two days an inmate works in the pro gram he has one day reduced from his sentence Sheriff Holder said that the program would become eligible for Texas Department of Correc tions grants in 1998 but he said that he might prefer to keep the program local and avoid the red tape associated with state and federal money If we can install a program like this on a coun tywide basis we can set our own standards and Holder said Former spouse faces charges in stabbing By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A woman who allegedly stabbed the wife of her former husband last week end was arrested by Comal County authorities Wednesday and taken to the Comal County Jail Kelly Gaye Dasher 33 was arrested at the San Antonio State Hospital and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon She was then taken to the Comal County Jail where her bond was set at by Justice of the Peace Ray Martinez said Lt Dennis Koepp of the Sheriffs Office Kelly Dasher is charged with stab bing 36 yearold Yvonne Dasher once in the back Saturday morning in the home of Gary and Yvonne Dasher on Appaloosa Street in the Stallion Springs subdivision off FM 32 near Canyon Lake Yvonne Dasher was released from University Hospital on Tuesday Koepp said Kelly Dasher had been temporarily living with her exhus band and his wife since May 8 The stabbing occurred when the two women got into an altercation Koepp said The suspect Kelly Dasher attempted to cut her Koepp said Kelly Dasher was sent to McKenna Hospital for treatment of her wrist wounds and was later transferred to the San Antonio State Hospital 2 more leave NBISD Templeton Seifert take jobs with Keller ISD By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Bringing the total to four two more New Braunfels school district admin istrators are headed for Keller Inde pendent School District near Fort Worth school officials said this week Assistant Principal of New Braun fels High School Judith Seifert will be the districts director of secondary education and Manager of Trans portation Bob Templeton will be the new coordinator of demographics and planning The moves are subject to approval by the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees that officials said was expected at its next meeting Tuesday Keller trustees approved the new positions at their regular meeting Mon day Seifert and Templeton join two oth er NBISD administrators who recent ly resigned for Keller jobs Karen Simpson current interim high school principal and Ken McGuire current middle school principal Former Superintendent Charles Bradberry was the first administrator to join Keller in January and said he looked forward to working with Seifert and Templeton Im excited especially to work with people who are extremely talent he said They are the best at what they Bradberry said that while there were additional positions open at Keller he did not know of any other New Braun fels applicants The new job announcements bring the total to six administrators who have left New Braunfels for other jobs since Bradberry left Jane MacDonald principal of Carl Schurz left to be the high school prin cipal for the Wylie school district which its trustees approved this past Monday Former Director of Curriculum Ellen Bell left in January to become the director of professional develop ment for the Texas Association of School Administrators in Austin Seifert started at the New Braun fels school district 16 years ago com ing from Ofallon officials said She was an English Department head and then became the assistant principal of the high school in 1985 School officials said she was in a conference Thursday morning and was unavailable for comment Simpson who will begin this sum Turn to Leave Page 2 New library should fit in9 with the coniniuni By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer This week New Braunfelsers got a firsthand look at their new library Drawings of the new library which will be built on Common Street across from the Comal County Fairgrounds are now being displayed at the Dit tlinger Memorial Library on Magazine Ave Outside architectural designs of the square foot million library show that it will be built of white lime stone stucco and have a standing seam galvanized metal roof Library Director Vicki Hocker said the new librarys design will fit with the community It will reflect the traditional archi tecture of the Hocker said The new library will feature two study rooms for up to four people a larger reference area a childrens area a space for a used book shop for the Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library a better public meeting room and much needed space The public meeting room will be Hocker said We currently seat 50 the new one will seat 75 and have a kitchenette adjacent to The new library will be twice as large as the square foot Dit tlinger Memorial Library Artwork submitted This drawing shows the front view of the new square foot million library which will be built on Common Street Search fora See Page 4   

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