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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Cougarefies adjust to new system Page 1B 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZeit H i i 11 14 paggs In two sections Thursday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areasfor more than 145 years Home of Art Brlhklu Vol 145 No 256 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Art Brinkkoeter Bill Hollas Joel Torres Jeremie Sanchez Pearl Rahe 87 Marjorie Balmos Jesse Ryan Castillo belated and Bob Pullin belat Happy Anniversary wishes are extended to Elmer and Evelyn Arp 60 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds 943 Grass 10 Ragweed 32 Poten measured h parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 312 cubic feet per sec ond same as Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 04 from Wednesday Canyon Dam discharge 192 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Tuesday and gallons of well water P Rain chances increase Sunday Tonight Clear Lows 30s to near 40 Friday Mostly sunny east and becoming partly cloudy Highs in the 70s Fri day night becoming mostly cloudy Lows in the 40s to 50s Saturday Mostly clear Highs in the 70s Sunday Increasing cloudiness with a chance of rain late in the day Lows near 50 to 40s Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s Monday Cloudy and cooler with a chance of rain Lows in the 40s Highs in the 50s HeraldZeitung seeks photos essays The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is looking for a few good photographers to take photos of goingson in Comal County on Friday Bring the photos and outline information to the HeraldZeitung offices at 707 Landa St by Nov 14 Also the newspaper is soliciting essays from local residents telling us about their neighbors and the special things they do These essays also are due by Nov 14 Call Margaret Edmonson at 625 9144 ext 220 for information Cal Thomas speaks in New Braunfels Tuesday Cal Thomas will be the fea tured speaker at the upcom ing Comal County ProLife Foundations fundraiser ban quet at 7 Tuesday For tickets and information call either a local church or Crisis Pregnancy Center at 629 7565 Road work Motorists should be on the look out for work crews in these areas Crews are working on FarmtoMarket 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane County road crews will be paving Rittiman Road City crews will be striping Walnut Avenue from San Antonio Street to Landa Street Street hockey Michael Alvarez 7 and his sister Blanca Alvarez 8 go headtohead Tuesday after noon In a game of Inline hockey at the Landa Park dance slab HeraldZeitung photoby Michael Oarnall Veterans spearhead food drive By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Students in New Braunfels Inde pendent School District and Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School have teamed up with a local veterans group to make sure the less fortunate have food to eat in the coming weeks Veterans for Christ a Tree of Life Fellowship ministry is sponsoring a food drive with the help of NBISD Saints Peter and Paul Church and Librados restaurant Veterans for Christ coordinator Manuel Camareno said the group has worked with the Coma Independent School District for the past five years on a clothing drive but decided to expand its focus I had found out that the SAMM San Antonio Metropolitan Ministry Shelter is really in need of canned said Camareno The local shelter needs help collecting food Camareno said the shelters were busy yearround and limited resources had to be stretched even further when the weather turned cold We want to see that everyone we can help especially those less fortu nate than us will have food for Christ he said The ministry is collecting food to be shared between the two shelters but help is being offered Librados Restaurant Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School and NBISD are help ing collect food NBISD schools will collect food through Nov 14 and the ministry will pick up the contributions on Nov 17 Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School will collect food throughout November and will offer the collec tion during a mass on Nov 24 Anyone wishing to make a contri bution may also take a donation to Librados Restaurant from 7 to 2 Monday through Sunday All they have to do is said Camareno Well do what we Wurst trip Students travel from across state for German fest HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Jaziel Ramirez Jose Metendez and Danny Metzger try out some of of the rides at the Wurstfest student day Wednesday Maria Kordes an exchange student from Sundern Germany wears a floppy hat By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Students from across the state filled the stage and dance floor at Wursthalle Wednesday to show off their mastery of the language Wednesday was student day when about 44 German Clubs from across the state attended Wurstfest to experience the German culture while speaking and hearing the language It provides them with the culture song food dress and said Sharon Zillmann who was one of the days organizers For many of the students the day meant of day of learning but also a day of run Singing songs like Bin Prosit and Horch was kommt von draussen rein gave students an opportunity to have fun with the language they had learned Beth Lynch 14 of Sugarland said it was the first time she had been to Wurst fest and the singalong was the high light of the event Its more than a she said I didnt expect this to be here I thought it would be a parade or Darin Klaehn 16 of Navarre Inde pendent School District said he been to Wurstfest several years before The music and singing were favorites of his as well even though he didnt understand everything said You pick up a couple of words here and he said with a smile Maria Lopez of Elgin said she had been to the festival for several years and the rides had improved over the years favorite part of the day was the Orbiter ride which tilts and turns as it spins through the air The students visiting the festival were entertained by the New Braunfels High School Polka Band the Canyon High School German Club Alpenfest CHS Polka Band and Seele Kleine Taenzer Accordionist Myron Floren made a spe cial appearance playing crowd pleasers like the Chicken Dance and the Bunny Hop Now that they had experienced the fun Wurstfest had to offer several of the stu dents said they might talk to their parents about a return visit My dad had never even heard of said 14yearold Audra Schweiger of Sugarland He thought it was like Octo County officials study need for additional court Committee studies possible ramifications By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The dockets for Comal County Courtatlaw have more than dou bled over the past year and a half County Clerk Joy Streater said Wednesday Because of the increased case load that faces both the county clerks office and the county courtatlawf eommissionera cotirt recently appointed a committee to find out if another county courtatlaw is needed Our filings have gone from an average of 100 to 130 to 300 to 400 a Streater said Our normal docket for us on Mon days was 50 to 75 But now a normal Monday could run from 100 to 140 With all the family members and the attor neys it is walltowall Streater and two clerks chief deputy clerk Bobbie Koepp and court coordinator Kathy Gann away are on the committee I am having court at least four days a Gannaway said Our arraignment docket is 80 to 100 or more cases on two Mon days in a month On the other dockets we have 30 to 50 cases per day We have added two addi tional court dockets in the after Koepp said by the end of this year the court would handle about criminal cases a big increase from the total cas es handled in 1996 It has been crazy in Koepp said Criminal has just If the special committee decides a new county court is needed Gannaway said members would have to consider another factor staffing If another court is created On the docket County courtatlaw case filings have increased from an 100130 per month to 300400 a month estimated crimi nal cases will be heard In court by the end of the year up from the total cases in996 county has added two additional court sessions in the afternoon The arraignment docket 275 300 a ailaw additional personnel would be she said The personnel we have now wouldnt be able to handle it Eleven clerks work in the coun ty courtatlaw office in the old courthouse building Gannaway who works direct ly under Judge Fred Clark said additional staffing would be need ed to help the judges staff and the county clerks office Gannaway said the committee had not met yet and had not deter mined how many jobs would be needed for a second county court They will have to consider what the clerks office needs in personnel and what the judges staff will she said Streater said workloads for her staff had increased because of state mandates also Two years ago the Texas Leg islature mandated counties across the state put data into the Criminal Justice Information system The system keeps information about when a person was jailed when he or she went through the court system and when they were released Streater said The work load keeps build she said I think we need to look at growth and how that fits in correlation for the expansion of the county courtatlaw justice Street workers recycle pavement but turn on heat By SUSANJAKOBSEN Staff Writer Road repaying might be moving toward more envi ronmentally friendly methods but not without a few drawbacks according to city engineers for New Braunfels and San Antonio Recycling existing pavement on roadways can improve streets and reduce the amount of asphalt that sits in landfills however the heat produced from the process can harm plants and trees near those roadways A machine that pulverizes existing pavement allows road workers to reuse the material after a series of steps Following pulverization the pavement is rolled graded ahd compacted Then the recycled is repaved wjth approximately one and onehalf inches of new asphalt according to New Brauntels City Engineer Bolner Its a lot less said Bolner Instead of hauling in new base material we can recycle Road projects Council approved more than in street and drainage improvements including tt Meadow Avenue repaving estimate will be adjusted Old Marion Road between Pahmeyer and FarmtoMarket 1Q44 Bend Park itanda 337 access to Little League Fields estimated Camellia Lane drainage channel prelimi nary improvements for Parts of San Antonio and Oasis streets have been repaved with this method he said Soon Meadow Avenue will be reconstructed in the same way Current estimates of to repave Meadow Avenue were approved by council but were not and would be adjusted when more design work has been completed said Bolner San Antonio engineers favored recycling pavement is because it is better for the environment San Anto nio city engineer Razi Josseini said Used primarily in the mid1980s in San Antonio the recycling method was utilized only occasionally in the past few years because of side effects the process produces The pulverizing machine generates a large amount of heat while it is breaking the pavement into tiny pieces so much heat that the process can be detri mental to plant life around it During one pavement recycling on a Bexar County street where trees were close to the roadway their tops absorbed so much heat they were singed Josseini said the city of San Antonio resorts to the recycling method because it curbs waste and is kinder to nature Then the asphalt doesnt end up going in said Bolner said the city of New Braunfels has experi enced good results with the recycling process Sophienburg hosts exhibit of needlework One Wurstfest tradition not as well known as some is the needle work at the Sophienburg Museum Needle artists from New Braun fels San Antonio and Canyon Lake set up shop and allow people to watch them work The admission fee to the Sophienburg Museum also gains entrance to the needlework exhibit The live needlework demonstra tion will be available through Sun day The museum is open 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and I to 5 Sunday For infor mation about the needlework exhib it or the museum call 6201572 Archives Anonymous Page 84 Wurstfest 3A
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