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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Birthday wlahM from tiff The New Braunfels Hefsild Zdtung extends the following birth day wishes to Debbie Williams Becky Brocket RMmon Diaz Cliff Wllklns Teule Miller Frank Stholer II Joan Leyba Jr Krlsi Sisak Tina Resales Marvin Westmeyer Gladys Westtneyer Carl Fox Mary ODonneH belat James Wyatt Kotara Janete Motley Michael Mosley Irene H Toms Eleanor Lopez Jeffrey Robertson 18 years May Stephens 58 years and Barbara Martinez Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Dennis and Doris Tasto 18 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Chance off storms creeps Into forecast Sunday brief morning low clouds becoming partly cloudy with isolated mainly late afternoon showers or thunder storms Highs in the mid 90s Sunday night mostly fair with isolated evening showers or thunderstorms Lows in the mid 70s Monday brief morning low clouds becoming partly cloudy with isolated mainly late afternoon showers or thunder storms Highs in the mid 90s Monday night partly cloudy Lows in the mid 70s Extended forecast Tuesday through Thursday partly cloudy with isolated late after noon or evening thunder storms Lows in the 70s Highs in the 90s Road closures The Gffciefie Bridge be through the weekend Streets to be dosed from 1 to 6 Saturday and Sunday include Union Avenue from Garden Street to Mather Street and Garden Street from Comal Avenue to the tube exit All Interstate 35 exits from Solms road to FM near Schertz will be closed School registration begins this week The registration period for the various Comal County schools begins this week The dates and times vary among schools and grades so see Page 3A for a schedule of school registration dates Also your child will need to have current immunization records Contact the Comal County public tiealth office at 6205595 for clinic days and times Marion council mulls mobile home rules Marion City Council will con sider adopting a mobile home ordinance when it meets Mon day at 6 at city hall 303 Center St in Marion The ordi nance would ban placement of mobile homes constructed before June Mobile homes built before 1976 and currently in the city would be grandfathered In an effort to address school traffic problems coun cil will decide whether it wants to place no parking signs on Schulz Street Cunningham Street and LaVernia Street Early voting continues through Aug 9 Early voting in the New Braunfels Independent School District trustee election contin ues through Aug 5 at the edu qation center 430 W Mill and at the Comal County Cour thouse annex 150 N Seguin Ave Early voting for the consti tutional amendment election which is open to any regis tered voter in toe county also runs through Aug 5 in the courthouse annex Braunfels SAM ANTONIO TX 7RO TfXAS MIXED x PINK A 28 pages in three sections a Sunday July 20332 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHIMO 2627 E YAH DELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Dabble Williams In the past I have encountered strong resistance to simple questions relating to the sub stance of the ordinances being proposed by Jacqueline Cullom Murphy city attorney If the city attorney was truly concerned about communication between the council and NBU perhaps she should not have pub lished her personal Paula DiFonzo NBU general manager City NBU power feud reaches boiling point City attorneys memo sets stage for showdown By ABE LEVY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council has a decision to make regarding New Braunfels Utilities this Monday night and that decision could mean opting to sell the cityowned utility or audit ing its entire operations according to city staff Those options were spelled out in a Thursday memo ftorn City Attor ney Jacqueline Cullom Murphy who said NBUs track record for com municating with the city was below par In the past I have encountered strong resistance to simple questions relating to the substance of the ordi nances being proposed by NBU My overall objective is and always has been to ensure that the council is adequately informed about utility issues before taking action on any NBUrelated agenda wrote Cullom Murphy in a July 24 memo Councils decision could affect the citys future ability to acquire land from NBU benefit from the utilitys profits and making final policy deci sions regarding sewage electricity and water services NBU General Manager Paula DiFonzo said she would not com ment on the options contained in the memo and instead faxed a written statement on behalf of NBU We are disappointed that the city attorney has chosen to have pub lished at this time her personal opin ion about the relationship between Turn to NBU Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall New Braunfels City Council will consider its relationship with NBU at 7 Monday at the Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave For more information call 6082100 Up for debate Comal Park acres of land in east New Braunfels was purchased by New Braunfels Utilities in the name of the city and has been a source of debate between both parties HeraldZeitung graphic by Michael Damall History of NBU New Braunfels Electric System was established by a blue rib bon panel of citizens that went on to be the first board of trustees who man utility on behalf of the city H1959 The city transferred all assets employees and responsibility for the water and sewer system to New Braunfels Utilities with the value of the original transfer being At that time the city delegated management and control of the utility operations to NBU P Today NBUs electric service area covers 150 square miies from York Creek to the north Northcliffe to the south Crystal Clear to the east and Smithson Valley High School to the West Eighty percent of its meters are inside the city representing 58 percent of its revenues Source NBU records SUNDAY 80 Vol 145 No 183 Night Out organizers plan big turnout By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Organizers of the National Night Out 1997 said they were ready for one of the biggest turnouts in the nine yearold campaign to improve police and community relations The twoday event sponsored by the citys Safe City Commission will kick off at 7 Aug 4 with a cele bration at the Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave Activities will include an open house at the police station information and briefings by police and a demon stration by the wellknown K9 unit of the New Braunfels Police Depart ment Its open invitation to the citizens of the New Braunfels area to learn about the local police fire and EMS departments 1 he next day beginning at 7 more than 24 neighborhoods have committed to having block parties The parties are an organized attempt for neighbors to get to know each oth er in an attempt to prevent crime in their areas Police officers firefighters the may or and members of the city council will visit people at the block parties and the Safe City Commission will give an award for the best block party Were trying to strengthen the police and community said Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager If people are not able to attend a block party they still can take part by turning their porch light on and saying hello to their Scheel discusses creek clearing County Commissioner Danny Scheel will meet with residents in the Bulverde area on Tuesday to discuss clearing the creek bed of Lewis Creek The county tried to get federal assis tance for the clearing but did not qual ify The county now will make use of the inmate work program and chip ping program to clear the creek The program will be explained to residents at the meeting at 7 Thursday Bulverde Fire Station No 2 in the Oak North Subdivision Easing the transition Experts offer advice for children going back to school By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The first day of school in any new school environment can be a very anxious one for kindergartners middle schoolers and fresh men alike Children and their parents go through various emotions from joy to anxiety when school is ready to School supply lists Pages 57A Registration PageSA begin But experts teachers and prin cipals say children and parents can make it positive with communication experience and support Local psychologist Dr Ben Ferguson said that the first day of school can be a rremen dqus experience for children especially those entering kindergarten lot of kids who are starting school will feel anxiety and Ferguson said It is something new They sense it is a big Ferguson said the duty of parents is to make the first day of school tor kindergartners as comfortable as possible It is important for parents to speak about school in a positive way and that they chil dren will begin to leam Carol DeHaven principal at Memorial Pri mary said teachers and staff do their best to make the first day of school for kindergartners a happy and pleasant one What we do is our teachers send a letter ahead of time inviting them to come up bring their children and meet their teacher during DeHaven said Everybody gets to hug each and say When the first day of school comes for the kindergartners DeHaven said school per sonnel and teachers do their best to help the children out We have qujte a few of kindergartner par ents and PTA parents who stand along the hallways with staff members helping to get the children to their DeHaven said If someone looks scared they will take them to where they need to Susan Brooks a kindergartner teacher at Turn to Transition Page 2A Curmudgeon airs views about school supplies By CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Syrena Morrison carries some supplies that she will need to start kindergarten A lot has changed since my day when I had to walk H miles to and from school uphill both ways and in the snow of All the school supplies 1 needed were my slate to write on and my piece of charcoal to write with Thats not to say there wasnt progress during my day By AlKllySIS the end of my third year in the sixth grade chalk had replaced charcoal as the wilting instrument of choice Im not sure but 1 was told the change had something to do with all of the teachers losing their eyesight trying to read pig Latin written in cursive letters with black char coal on the black slates In any case 1 am the product of a progressive school Alas so called educators have eschewed the simplicity of the past for so called progress Turn to Curmudgeon Page 3A Sterling makescircuit boards in New Braunfels 4B
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