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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 28, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY foot fearns set roi tonights scrimmages Page f B 50 CENTS aunfels PINK A taraldZeitu 20332 N009 SOWEST M I CROPUBL I SH I NG 2627 E Y AND ELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 81 16 pages in two sections Thursday August Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Joy and Charles Schriewer Vol 145 No 206 Inside Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Melody Carlisle Kathy Cook Chris Neef 11 Thomas Garza Jr 29 Mary Lou Erben Barbara Girlando Joaquin Hernandez 21 Raul Villanueva and Locan Kostroun 7 Happy Anniversary wishes go to Joy and Charles Schriewer 46 years and Roland and Roma Holz 32 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds Grass Ragweed 14 Pigweed trace Polen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 308 cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 04 from Wednesday Canyon Dam discharge 465 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 311 cfs Canyon Lake tevel feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and million gallons of well water were used Partly cloudy highs in the 90s Tonight Partly cloudy Lows in the mid 70s South winds near 10mph Friday Partly cloudy Highs in the upper 90s South winds near 10mph Outlook for Labor Day weekend Partly cloudy A slight chance of showers or thunderstorms Labor Day Lows in the mid 70s Highs in the mid and upper 90s McKenna Memorial has new address McKenna Memorial Hospi tal now has a new address The old address 143 E Garza has changed to 600 N Union Ave City committee hosts meetings Sept 2 The city of New Braunfels Community Development Advisory Committee will hold neighborhood meetings on Sept 2 at the cafeterias of Lone Star School 2343 W San Antonio at 6 and Lamar School 240 N Central at to discuss social services and projects needed in neighborhoods For information call 608 2100 Dunlap spillgate gets cleaning The water level in Lake Dun lap will be about 18 inches below normal so the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority crews can conduct a washout and inspection of one of the three spillgates Work will be finished by Friday Road work Texas Department of Trans portation work crews are con tinuing construction of addi tional lanes to Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and Schertz Numerous exits will be closed but traffic lanes should remain open Crews also will be applying a new overlay on I35 North bound lanes will be reduced to one lane today New campus needs Justopened CISD campuses still have room for improvements By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Ever notice how even a new home isnt perfect and needs some improve ments and changes That is a lesson Comal Indepen dent School District administrators are learning about three intermediate schools that opened in December and January Included in Comal Independent School Districts LongRange Plan ning Committee recommendation for dealing with growth were renovations requested by various campuses in the district Although Mountain Valley Canyon and Arlon Seay intermedi ate schools have not been open a year school officials are requesting changes Even Spring Branch Middle School which wont open until Jan uary has a requested for in renovations Im confident everything on there is said CISD superintendent Jerry Major Some are just more crit ical than Kent Niemann with planning con sultants Pfluger Associates said cam pus representatives and principals were given questionnaires about what was needed at each campus He said survey teams also went to each school to look at code compliance and needs That allowed the staff to have good and bad input into what they needed or he said Niemann lists of requests were prioritized by school officials and consultants who ranked them into three priority categories Only top pri ority items currently are being con sidered I think these items are getting looked at one two three and four times so nothings really going to get by without several Nie mann said Board president Dan Krueger said having a complete list of what it would take to make an ideal campus was helpful However he said that did not mean ideal campuses would materialize The subcommittee created last week was looking at only top priority items he said The committee will scrutinize everything to see if we really need Turn to Needs Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo Darnall Less than a year old Canyon Intermediate School has found need for items such as rubber treading for the stairways and a safe wall along the stairwell to increase safety Top requests CANYON INTERMEDIATE Covered play pri ority C Special education office area priority B Entrance to parking lot onto Churchill Drive priority A MOUNTAIN VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Add covered play priority C Add special education office priority B Shared auto and bus drop with elementary priority B ARLON SEAY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL Carpet classrooms pri ority C Add covered play priority C Asphalt in lieu of 2course for dri priority B campuses have lists of various requests The principals at three new Comal Independent School Dis trict campuses are ready to explain their requests Canyon Intermediate School principal Maggie Hanna said once students arrived on the campus in January she was able to get a bet ter idea of where sidewalks were needed and what kind of improve ments should be made She said she would not have known where children would cut across the grass or how much mud they would track in until they were actually on campus for a while You almost have to be in a school for a while before you find You almost have to be in a school for a while before you find out some of the finer points of traffic move Canyon Intermediate principal Maggie Hanna out some of the finer points of traf fic Hanna said Hannas campus which has pri ority 1 requests totaling is Turn to Campuses Page 2A Amtrak talks get on rail with city NB train officials discuss day trips By ABE LEVY Staff Writer AUSTIN The New BraunfeK Eagle Maybe not but for each round trip this city could have the red blue and silver of an Amtrak train roll into downtown for a oneday trip from San Antonio City and Amtrak officials met at an Austin hotel Wednesday for about two hours to negotiate the possibility of creating a oneday charter service to tap into the San Antonio tourist market The train would leave San Antonio at 10 and leave New Braunfels at 4 providing passengers with at least four hours to spend money at downtown stores museums and restau rants The idea would take advantage of a Texas Eagle train that sits idle in San Antonio Mondays and Saturdays en route to such locations as Fort Worth The daytrip idea would use the downtown train depot museum oper ated by the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modeling Society The meeting was the first time Amtrak named its price for the idea City officials local organizations and business owners plan to meet soon to discuss their next step The city would pay Amtrak for each roundtrip train service a crew and insurance but would not include marketing food and beverage service Those services would be left to the city and would require a united effort from the community to ensure the plans success city representatives said A group of six city representatives at the meeting included Mayor Jan Ken nady officials from the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and downtown business owners who expressed sup port for the idea This is a real Kennady said Anything is doable in this com munity if the citizens want to do it We have to be sure theres a real mar Turn to Amtrak Page 3A CISD budget forces penny pinching By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Kenny Franklin is one of several depart ment heads who plan to pinch every pen ny of this years Coma school district budget in an effort to make up a shortfall The director of transportation for one of the fastest growing school districts in the state makes sure about children can say here at the start of each school day He said he hoped more money would not be requested this year from the Comal Independent School District Board but realistically he said it could happen For us in transportation its Franklin said Theres going to come a time when we run out of fuel money and well need CISD trustees unanimously approved a general fund budget Wednesday night that included a 9cent increase in the proposed property tax rate A tax rate hearing is set for Sept 15 then the board will consider adopting a tax rate at its regular meeting Sept 24 The money in the budget can be spent starting Sept 1 Board president Dan Krueger said he Turn to Budget Page 3A Financial facts The CISD budget approved Wednesday included Salary increases for teachers nurses and librarians were an average of percent Pay hikes for other staff were 5 percent The budgets proposed tax rate is per of valuation A home with a exemption and CISDs optional 20 percent exemption would cost in taxes a decrease of compared to last year Offices closed for Labor bay In observance of the Labor Day holiday several local offices will be closed so start running those now The New Braunfele Munici pal Building and the Comal County Courthouse wtt be ctosed Monday Cftv sanitation and movoiina Wo vv JfHUp flB wsws win pej wQftQnQ inQnoay residents are urged to ottoeir bine and trash out the evening before i witt be working The county rural recycling program will dosed Monday Postal will be closed on Monday with the exception of the Airport Mail Facility in San Antonio There wilt be no distrib ution to Post Off ice boxes on Monday Mail will not be eoilect ed from ocjfleefon boxes on Mon day untess a holiday collection is indicated on the label Most banks wUI be closed If you have an errand to take on Monday at a business might want V Morales to attend Triad ceremony Texas Attorney General Dan Morales will attend a signing ceremony of the Comal County Triad organization at today at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa St in New Braunfels Texas now has some 70 Triads around the state Texas has more Triad organizations than any other state in the said Morales Although the Triad program is nationwide it is organized at the community level It is a partner ship among three groups concerned with protect ing senior citizens from crime The groups are local police chiefs sheriffs and senior leaders including members of the American Association of Retired Persons Easy way to go HaraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Tanner Deberry takes a ride on mom Kathys cart while making deliveries on San Antonio Street Wednesday afternoon Archives Anonymous Page f 04 student news and photos Pages 894   

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