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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY i New Braunfels Royal Purples compete again Seepage 1B 50 CENTS Herald 18 pages in two sections Wednesday May Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Dalley Bishop Vol 145 No 135 Inside Market Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Bmunfels Herctld Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Dailey Bishop Juan Guerra Jan Martin Sandra McDaniel Lew Simmonds and Nanette Mueller Happy anniversary wishes to Russell and Laura Dietert To have a birthday or anniver listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count jgrass measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 8 from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 01 from Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and gallons of well water were used p Four NBISD board seats need filling An election will be held the second Saturday in August to fill four seats on the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees On Tuesday the board approved ordering the election for District 1 and two atlarge seats The district 4 seat will also be up for election to find someone to fill the seat for the remaining year on the term Sylvia Sanchez currently holds the District 1 seat Jaime Padil la resigned in April from the Dis trict 4 seat with one year remain ing on his term Leo Chafin and Bette Spain hold the two at large seats Filing for the election will begin on May 26 and end 5 June 25 Early voting will run from July 21 to Aug 5 at the Comal County Courthouse the Guadalupe County Court house and the NBISD Educa tion Center Early voting polls at the education center will also be open 8 to 5 Satur day Aug 2 The elections will beheld Aug 9 At Tuesdays meeting Spain announced she would seek re election while Chafin announced he was undecided Construction causes 135 headache No 52197 Work continues on Interstate 35 this week continuing to gause southbound motorists to break out the headache medi cine Southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane while crews continue to work on the main lanes However main lane closures should be complete by Thursday Several exits will also be closed because of construc tion The Solms Road exit is the last open exit heading south until the FM 2252 exit The exits in between will remain closed during construction The FM 3009 exit is also closed Enjoy the outdoors rain chances are slim Pleasant weather is expect ed today and the next few days Rain only has a slim chance of ruining outdoor activities today and the rest of the week leading up to Memorial Day Forecasters said the overcast should keep temperatures mod erate Theres a 20 percent chance of afternoon and evening show ers and thunderstorms with highs in the 80s and lows in the mid60s Thursday morning NBISD hires two administrators from within By OENISE DZIUK Staff Writer After accepting the resignation of three more employees including a principal and assistant principal the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees Tuesday night appointed individuals from with in the district to fill two of the current ly vacant principal positions The board accepted the resignations of New Braunfels High School Assis tant Principal Judy Seifert Carl Schurz Elementary Principal Dr Jane Mac Donald and Transportation Director Bob Ternpleton on Tuesday Seifert and Ternpleton will take positions in the Keller ISD and MacDonald will move to Wylie ISD I make that motion to accept the resignations with a very heavy trustee Bette Spain said The board accepted the resignations on a 51 vote with Trustee Leo Chafin casting the sole negative vote All Im going to do is cast a vote in he said prior to the vote Its just not Once the resigKevin Brown nations were accepted the board voted to fill two of the vacant positions Interim Superin tendent Tom Moseley said he has been working nonstop with Dr Ron Reeves who assumes the superinten dent position in July to fill the vacan cies in the districts administrative team He said he was making the rec ommendation on behalf of Reeves and both agreed with the decision Jane MacDonald Lisa Harter He believes like I do that if you have qualified people and quality peo ple you should promote from within when Moseley said With that said Moseley recom mended reassigning Lisa Harter from assistant principal at New Braunfels Middle School to principal of that cam pus and reassigning Kevin Brown from assistant principal at the high school to principal at Carl Schurz The board unanimously approved the changes I think they have the backing especially at the middle school of all the Spain said We know you have the ability and you have this board members full sup Harter said the hardest part about this job was the fact that the promo tion would not be possible if current middle school principal Ken McGuire was not leaving McGuire will also go to work for the Keller school district However Harter said she was enthu siastic about the opportunity Its very exciting because we have a wonderful faculty and I think bring Ken McGuire Officers afloat HeraldZeitung photo by Abe Levy Lt David Ott of the Comal County Sheriffs Office front will oversee a sixdeputy marine patrol team on Canyon Lake The unit traded for a new boat that officers said would enhance their efforts to maintain safety on the lake Marine patrol watches boaters9 wakes By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Not that the Comal County Sher iffs Office is looking for attention but when it comes to Canyon Lake law enforcement it helps The idea behind a lake patrol boils down to visibility the more you can see them the less likely you are to do bad things Toward that end the sheriffs office traded its old patrol boat with a local marina owner for a newand improved model scheduled to begin its tour of duty Memorial Day week end The fiberglass vessel is stripped with the patented Comal County green and has all the fancy gadgets new siren and radio equipment and 6 Everybody thinks its a glory job You go out and look at all the girls in biki nis Its Lt David Ott Comal County Sheriffs Office inch decals that say Marine Patrol on all four sides This is much more said Lt David Ott who oversees a six deputy lake patrol team Just being seen is a big deterrent to the jet skis the drinking anybody thinking of anything Deputies worked this past week to prepare the 23foot deckboat lor duty With a liter V6 inboard outboard engine a retractable sun cover and seating for about 10 this recreationaltumedlawenforcement cruiser ought to be ready for action officials said By comparison the offices old boat had an outboard engine that was more gasguzzling and was only able to reach half the speed of the new boat Moreover because the engine is more powerful it will have a greater capability to tow the other boats or jet skis that often are stranded in the middle of the lake Ott said The boat will assist other law enforcement agencies on the lake including game wardens the Army Corps of Engineers and the Coast Guard Auxiliary The boat will usually be used on weekends and holidays but also will help in other patrol projects Ott said On most patrols a paramedic from the Water Oriented Recreation Dis trict and one deputy will ride in the boat he said Its a lot easier and a lot Ott said Everybody thinks its a glory job You go out and look at all the girls in bikinis Its not These guys will give up every weekend in the summer to do Sheriff Bob Holder said he was glad the new boat would increase the offices presence on Canyon Lake Its highly he said Our main objective on the lake is to pro vide a deterrent It will serve our needs Im proud of the boat and the even more proud of the Police offer reward to locate tree vandals By ABE LEVY Staff Writer New Braunfels Police are investi gating a report of criminal mischief in Landa Park where several unknown suspects ripped off numerous tree branches in the gazebo circle and threw them into the adjacent lake earlier this month A 35yearold wax leaf privet a magnolia and four cypress trees lost up to five branches each in this May 10toll incident The suspects removed wire protec tors from two of the trees to inflict the damage and also destroyed a water faucet in the area officials said Police said they had never seen this much destruction to Landa Park trees and estimated the damage to be more than which makes the incident a class A misdemeanor criminal mis chief offense Police have no suspects but said they believed the perpetrators were young and possibly entered the park from Landa Lake The New County Crime Stoppers is offering up to in reward money for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for the crime Call Crime Stoppers at 620T1PS or 800 6408422 Calls are confidential and names are not requested Photo submitted The branches of a 35yearold tree were thrown Into Landa Lake after unknown suspects vandalized the gazebo circle early this month ing stability to the school is the most important Harter said She said she planned to move the focus back to students and learning and if its good for kids well do Brown was moved from his posi tion as assistant principal at the Memo rial campuses to the high school in October 1996 when Assistant Principal Chuck Engler and Principal John Tur man were reassigned to other positions in the district He said since that move he has learned much from his col leagues at the high school We had a rough year but every body stuck he said Brown said he was happy to be giv en this opportunity and is looking for ward to the future I hope Im up to the challenge and Jane MacDonald were going to spend a lot of time Lake water to head south By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The Canyon Lake Water Supply week took the first step in making a pipeline which would supply Canyon Lake water to northern Bexar County and the Bulverde area a reality The corporations board of direc tors voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to share the costs to build and operate the 25mile pipeline The line would begin on the south side of the lake head west to Bulverde and Fair Oaks Ranch along Ammann Road then turn south on High way 281 There it would serve cus tomers of the Bexar Metropolitan Water District and the San Antonio Water System The agreement went before the GBRA Board of Directors at a meeting this morning in Segtiin for considera tion Under the project an 8 million gal lon per day water surface treatment plant would be built along the inter section of FM 2673 and FM 3159 near Startzville JefTBranecky board president said the agreement with GBRA would be beneficial for future generations who move to Canyon Lake and western Comal County I think it is the best situation for folks in Canyon Branecky said Under the terms of the joint resolu tion and agreement the pipeline con struction will be coordinated by a joint management committee comprised of two members each from GBRA and CLWSC GBRA General Manager Bill West will be the staff director for the com mittee and will provide information to the committee members CLWSC General Manager Dale Yates said GBRA would be responsi ble for building the pipeline and whole saling the water to individual systems CLWSC would retail the water to indi viduals Yates said the agreement marks a significant turning point in the rela tionship between CLWSC and GBRA both of which had disagreements in the fall and early this year about who would build the pipeline and supply the water to western Comal County It is a cooperative effort to provide a truly regional water system for the Yates said Western Comal County will have a regional Officials from both entities project that the pipeline will cost between and million provided that all par ties involved participate in the project West said the wholesale water rate was estimated between to per gallons Yates said retail users of the pipeline Turn to Water Page 2A Kudos to Frazier Elementary students See Page 4A v
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