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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 13, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Birthday withes from thft The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to June Christian Vickl Head Maria V Sanchez Gloria Hernandez Rosalinda Ortiz 40 Janice Zercher Ryan Velasquez Jay Pfannstiel Kendra Rae Mendoza Javier Hernandez 43 Hector Diaz Crystal Moreno 13 Jen nifer Zavala 13 Stacy Ann Yzaguirre 14 Nora Sotelo John Hernandez Satur Alyce Kanz Jacob Alexan der Rodriguez 2 Vanessa Trinidad Michelle Hubertus Saturday and Ramon Caballero Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Tom and Marsha Kiesling 29 years Saturday and Gary and Susan Weishaar 30 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 P Typical summer weather expected New Braunfels residents can expect the same forecast throughout Tuesday sunny and warm According to the National Weather Service Sundays forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 90s Winds will come from the south at 10 miles per hour Sunday night will be clear with lows in the mid70s Monday and Tuesdays fore casts will be the carbon copy of Sundays Monday will have brief morning clouds becoming mostly sunny with a high in the upper 90s Monday night will be partly cloudy with a low in the mid 70s Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high in the upper 90s Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a low in the rrrid 70s County boat ramps open this weekend On Friday the county road department opened all the countyoperated boat ramps on Canyon Lake and the ramps should remain open The Army Corps of Engi neer ramps will remain closed because of high water Park ing around the county ramps is limited Take steps now for area code change With the area code chang ing residents need to remem ber to make necessary changes to make a smooth transition Telephone numbers on business cards letterhead and personal checks need to be changed Cellular tele phones fax machines and computers also may need to be reprogrammed After Oct 6 the 210 area code for the Comal County area will no longer work Road closures Rebecca Creek Road closed Gruene River Bridge closed Several Interstate 35 exits closed The only exits for southbound traffic are Solms Road in southeast New Braun fels and FarmtoMarket Road 2252 in west Beat the heat down reduce your activities dry out drink lots of liquids for heat wear loose lightweight light cloth ing out of the heat get into an air conditioned envi ronment for awhile get too much sun wear sunglasses hats and sun screen New Braunfels SUNDAY i Hi1 I 1 26 pages in two sections Sunday July ri f Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Tom and Marsha Kfosling Vol 145 No 173 Teachers trade chalk and erasers for shorts and sandals HeraldZeitung photos by Michael Darnall Above New Braunfels High School science teacher Bob Anderson uses his science experience during the summer as a park ranger for Landa Park Top left teachers assistant Desiree Korioth sacks a Tshirt at Rockin R River rides at the Comal River Top right Mary Valenzuela who teaches history at Sts Peter and Paul School works the phones at Schlitterbahn in the summer By OENISE DZIUK Staff Writer From August to May they teach your children math English sci ence history music and much more but have you ever thought about what they do with the rest of their year Teachers hold a variety of sum mer jobs ranging from summer school teacher to waitress to coun selor In Comal County where out door activities are a natural sum mer pastime and the peak employ ment season follows the break in the teaching season many teachers can be found at local resorts out fitters and area parks Bob Anderson chairman of the New Braunfels High School sci ence department usually spends his summers touring the area on his Gold Wing motorcycle he said This summer however Anderson can be found in Landa Park l think if you stay engaged and youre learn ing and youre doing that can relax you Bob Anderson NBHS science department chairman As a park ranger Anderson spends his time taking kids on hikes and glassbottom boat rides collecting picnic fees enforcing park rules and learning cardiopul monary resuscitation He is also taking a canoeing and kayaking class so he can patrol the river Earlier this summer he taught a summer class on brain research for teachers Anderson said most people think of a full schedule as anything but HeraldZeituno photo by Michael Darnall Directing a band at Saegert Middle School in Seguin is Jeannie Reeds school year job During the summer she directs people to their rooms at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Here she helps Laura Martin of Virginia check out of the resort relaxing but he said he has enjoyed his summer I think if you stay engaged and youre learning and youre doing that can relax said Ander son I enjoy it because we walk or swim continuously and its good Turn to Summer Page 2A City closes streets to ease tube traffic woes Plan results after holiday crowds led to congestion By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Union Avenue will be closed from Garden Street to Mather Street Garden Street will be closed from Comal Avenue to the tube exit Tens of thousands of tubers and tourists swamped the Comal River on the Fourth of July weekend causing traffic problems and congestion Consequently the city developed a plan of street clo sures around the tube chute to make traffic flow smoothly on the weekends City Manager Mike Shands said Shands said the plan was put into effect last Sunday after heavy traffic congestion backlogged people tubers and residents trying to get to and from their homes condos and neighborhoods along Union Avenue Beginning 1 Saturday Union Avenue was closed from Garden Street to Mather Street and Garden Street was closed from Comal Avenue to the tube exit There will be New Braunfels police officers at each barricade closing People who live or are visiting those in the affected areas will be allowed to go through Shands said He said the reason for the traffic jam was that outfitters did not expect so many thousands of people even for a Fourth of July weekend we were certainly prepared for the crowds on the Fourth of July it was a surprise to the outfitters how many people came to the Guadalupe and then were transported to the Shands explained The Guadalupe River has been too high for tubing because the Army Corps of Engi neers is releasing more than cubic feet per second of water from Canyon Dam The corps is releasing the extra water so Canyon Lake will recede to its normal level of 909 feet above sea level Saturday the lake level was 930 feet above sea level Turn to Traffic Page 3A City council meets Monday New Braunfels City Council will consider traffic control signs on Basel Street and a rec ommendation for holiday lighting when it meets at Monday at the municipal build ing 424 S Castell Ave Other agenda items include rezoning of land near FarmtoMarket 725 a community ser vices agreement with the housing authority and a request for balloon launches in December CISD pays teachers slightly below average How they compare TASB officials say difference insignificant By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Comal Independent School District pays its teachers slightly below the state average in most areas according to a salary study conducted by Texas Association of School Boards According to that report the CISD teacher salaries were paid 2 to 9 percent below the market average Paul Robin senior compensation con sultant for TASB said a 20 percent dif ference would have been viewed as a significant and CISD was well above that mark Overall the district paid less than the market value for Robin said But for the most part theyre not var Based on the findings of the study Robin said TASB had two basic recom mendations 1 a 4 percent pay increase at the mid point for all positions except teach ers and 2 a 7 percent increase for teachers Robin said the larger increase is needed for teachers to meet state requirements and will equal about a year for the average teacher Its not to position the district to be higher than the market but to position it to be competitive with the Robin said Board president Dan Krueger said the study was conducted to tell the board how the district compares to other districts As a whole it made me feel good because we werent far off from being in line with other he said Thats good CISD superintendent Jerry Major said There wasnt a surprise there The district has been slightly below market at least Turn to CISD Page 3A Position Administrative Professionals Teachers Manual Trade Below market average 6 percent 2 percent 5 percent 9 percent For example The markets average salary for a high school principal was compared to in CISD The markets average salary for a fifthyear teacher was compared to in CISD The markets average salary for a bus driver was an hour compared to in CISD Source Texas Association of School Boards Letter 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