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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Canyon sweeps doubleheader at home Page 1B 50 CENTS New Braunfels Herald 18 pages in two sections Wednesday September Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Dwayna and Cheryl Koepp Vol 145 No 210 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Ricky Velasquez 34 Stephanie Ferguson Jackie Cox Rudy Garcia Amada Zamarri pa Calli Courtney 18 Kathy Hartman Kaven Juarez 4 years belated and Dionne Rizo 15 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Dwayne and Cheryl Koepp and Aaron and Cherry Guerra 8 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds Pigweed 8 16 Grass 10 Cedar Elm Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 299 cubic feet per sec ond up 5 from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 03 from Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge 459cfs Canyon Lake inflow not available Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and mil lion gallons of well water were used P Drag out winter coats its cooling off Tonight Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms Low in the upper 60s Light northeast wind Thursday Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms High in the upper 80s North east wind near 15 mph Friday and Saturday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers Lows near 60 Highs in the 80s Sunday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of show ers Lows in the 60s Highs near 90 Park venues shift to winter schedules The days for enjoying local recreation attractions are winding down The Olympic Pool and Springfed Pool in Landa Park closed for the year Monday The Tube Shoot at Prince Solms Park will be open weekends only weather per mitting The miniature golf course now is only open from 10 to 10 Saturdays and from 10 to 6 Sundays weather permitting The Landa Park paddle boats are now open from 10 to 7 only on week ends until October Schlitterbahn Waterpark now is open only weekends until Sept 14 Call 6252351 McKenna Memorial has new address McKenna Memorial Hospital now has a new address The old address 143 E Garza has changed to 600 N Union Ave Disaster assistance deadline is Friday The deadline for applying for assistance from the Feder al Emergency Management Agency is Friday Comal County was declared a disaster area because of flooding this sum mer Call 18004629029 TTY Special football section inside Local ftxJtbaHenthuslafitd for the three Cema County high schools will have an indepth guide to lead them through the season with tho special section Ai todays paper Fans will be able to prepare for the season by reading about the top players for each team the direction the teams are taking fn the new season and the teams they will face in district competition NBISD trustees set tax rate limit New exemptions should keep bills lower officials say By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees can consider a tax rate increase of cents or less after a vote taken Tues day but residents still should get a smaller tax bill this year The first step in the process of approving a tax rate for funding a school district budget is to set the maximum rate a district will consid er The NBISD board set that rate at Tuesday night Thats the maximum they can pass on the 16th of said NBISD assistant superintendent of finance Lonnie Curtis They can go lower but they cant go Curtis said the proposed rate broke down into a maintenance and opera tions tax rate of an 8cent increase over last year and a debt service rate of cents a decrease of cents The increase in the maintenance and rate is due to less state money as well as the drop in the values due to the added homestead exemptions the mandated pay increases for teachers and so Curtis said Last month the board approved the 19971998 budget with expen ditures totaling Up from last year With a tax rate of the district still would be required to take about out of the fund bal ance or the districts savings account to balance the budget Turn to NBISD Page 2A Boogie down HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Alisabeth Hearron pulls her foot above her head for the judges while surfing in the local Boogie Bahn contest at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Tuesday Hearron and other amateurs competed Tuesday for a spot to challenge pro fessional boogie boarders that will be arriving Thursday Airport gets state grant money By ABE LEVY Staff Writer She writes the songs and sings too By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer She started writing songs at the age of 8 and by the time she was 10 years old Virginia Garden was performing for any crowd that would listen 1 loved to write even when I was really young and singing just came out of my mouth and it sounded explained Garden a 16yearold New Braunfels High School junior I love giving people a Over the years Garden did not focus her talent on one type of musical genre Her writing portfolio includes Christian country and light rock music But unlike many songwriters this young artist also performs the works she creates Garden said she has performed in Nashville Houston Austin and San Antonio playing in whatever club or dance hall will let me In August Garden submitted her work to a contest called Songs For The sponsored by Christian radio station of San Antonio Gardens four songs were among 114 qualified Vandals strike senior center vans again By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Officials from the Comal County Senior Citizens Center discovered Monday morning that two of the cen ters vans were vandalized for the sec ond time in about two weeks Someone broke five windows to the centers 1996 Dodge Ram van and eight in its Ford van which is used for people in wheelchairs center officials and police said Another van which is owned by the Community Council of South Turn to Vandals Page 3A Songs For The Father The finals for the Songs For the Father contest will be to Virginia Garden Saturday at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark wave pool stage The public is invited to the performance of the top 10 songs and the announcement of the winners Entry to the event is free with park admission entries received from amateur songwrit ers The songs were judged based on Christian message lyrics music pre sentation originality and judges gener al impression The field was narrowed to 10 finalists and Garden made the cut This year the quality of the entries was phenomenal and what well see at the finals will reflect said KSLR operations manager Dave Gordon Garden won a spot in the finals with a song entitled Whatever It She said the song was about different people with problems asking for the Lords help She said each person was willing to move forward and would do whatever it Garden said she wrote the song when she was 13 years old At the time her older sister was entering college and the first verse of the song is about her and the new life she was facing Garden said the last verse actually was about herself because she was looking for direction in her own life Thats why I write the she said Theyre like a direction for Garden said she entered the songs thinking she would make contacts and gain exposure She wasnt expecting to make the finals However now that shes there shes ready to sing Saturday Turn to Singer Page 2A The city of New Braunfels will receive to help pay for a new terminal building at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport state transportation commissioners decid ed last week The money was part of a million package the Texas Trans portation Commission approved Thursday in Austin to pay for 30 general aviation improvement pro jects at airports statewide Darrell Phillips city airport man ager said the money would pay for design development of a terminal building scheduled for completion in 1999 Phillips said he applied for the money last year after hearing Texas Department of Transportations announcement for a terminal devel opment program to assist airports The entire terminal building pro ject is estimated at which will come from the airport enter prise fund That fund currently has which comes from rental income an agricultural lease 1 percent of the gross on all commercial activi ties and a 7cent fuel flowage fee We definitely need the Phillips said We do not have a terminal at this time It will pro vide a nice terminal for sen The terminal project includes A temporary office building for Phillips and fuel and oil service both scheduled for completion by the end of September costing about Additional parking for the new terminal building at about Phillips said the improvements including aviation fuel service are designed to enhance economic activity at the airport Airport prop erty includes 900 acres of land off FarmtoMarkct 758 in west Guadalupe County City officials said they hoped to break into the market by offering New Braunfels Municipal Airport The facility has three run ways that are about long and between 100to 150 feet wide The airport includes a termi nal building restaurant 58 T hangars six hangars for air craft maintenance and repairs two hangars for storage and tiedowns for more than 40 aircraft Parking spaces allow for a total of 123 vehicles The National Weather Service built a station on the airport that services the South and Centra Texas region The airport is the primary facility for business aircraft from New Braunfels and Seguin and also serves train ing flights from San Antonio and Bexar County The airport captured to percent of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area business including corporate uses by WalMart Distribution Center Glastron Manufacturing West Point Pepperell Textile Factories and Outlet Mall ADM General Portland Parker Brothers 3M each from the New Braunfels area and Holly Farms Motorola and SMI Inc from Seguin according to a 1985 Texas Aeronautics Commission Study source New Braunfels Airport Master Plan 1990 lowcost fuel service 24 hours per day with a credit card machine Currently Brauntex Aviation owned by Bayliss Harriss is the only fuel supplier at the airport In all the terminal project could generate as much as in profit the first year That money would be returned to the airport enterprise fund city officials said The revenue city officials said would keep the city from having to subsidize the airport fund with tax money STREET TALK Whats your reaction to the death of Princess Diana It dis tressed me She was well thought of aH over the wprtd watched every thing on it and Ill set my alarm for Saturday morning for the funeral Burgess I think its a tragedy I think England has lost someone that rep resented them well But I dont like all the publicity its getting either Rollo It shocked me because she was so young relates to every ones mortality I hope the paparazzi are convict ed of some form of manslaugh ter because they basi cally chased them to their deaths no mother now Bredewater Smith Price Cook up herbroasted chicken and wow family friends Pages 91OA
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