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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Unicorns upset Clark in 54 playoffs Page 1B 50 CENTS New Braunfels I i i i I HeraldZeit J I 24 pages in two sections Friday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Tiffany Tschoepo Vol 145 No 257 V Inside Market Dear Stain m tisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald extends birthday wishes to Tiffany Tschoepe 5 Nicole Barnes Fran Baughn Ernesto Casas Tonya Paris Keith Koerlin Claudia Menden hall Dina Hess Bon nie Overpeck Jarolyn Popp Adam Carpenter Buster Bowers Helen Marie Voss Lesley Schwind 12 years and Nathaniel Rodriguez 6 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds Ragweed 12 Cedar Elm 8 Pollen measured in parts per otoc meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 312 cubic feet per sec ond same as Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Thursday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow 183 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Thursday and gallons of well water p Rain chances go up Sunday Monday Tonight Mostly cloudy Lows in the lower 50s to upper 40s Saturday Partly to mostly cloudy Highs in the lower 70s Saturday night mostly cloudy Lows near 60 lower 50s Sunday Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain Highs in the 70s Monday Mostly cloudy breezy and cooler with a chance of rain Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Tuesday Partly to mostly cloudy Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s HeraldZeitung seeks photos essays The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is looking for a few good photographers to take photos of goingson in Comal County today Bring the pho tos 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 spe cial things they do These essays also are due by Nov 14 Call Margaret Edmonson at 6259144 ext 220 for infor mation Veterans ceremony planned Tuesday The students of Sts Peter and Paul School and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 35 will observe Veterans Day on Nov 11 The ceremo ny will be at 9 in the Sts Peter and Paul parking lot For information call 6253233 Help veterans by giving to drive Tree of Life Fellowship will collect canned goods for homeless veterans dur ing November with the help of Librados restau rant Drop off nonperish able items in the box at the entrance to Librados until Nov 14 For information call 6292963 Comal ISD voters head to polls million bond proposals on ballot By DEMISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Voters will decide Saturday whether the Comal Independent School District will get a million bond package to address student growth into the next century According to projections student enrollment will reach by the end of the 2000 school Pumping rules go under microscope By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Pumpage and transfer rules pub lished recently by the Edwards Aquifer Authority have satisfied many in Comal County but still pre sent a lot of red tape to others The rules affect well owners who have applied for permits to with draw Water from the highly embat tled Edwards Aquifer which sup plies 971 municipalities industries and irrigators throughout the region How permit applications will be processed how the EAA will cal culate withdrawal amounts handle waterrights transfers and manage proposed permit holders authorized withdrawals are at stake During ah Oct 30 EAA board meeting members approved pub lishing rules that had been heavily revised since June The board had been hardpressed in formulating a set of regulations that would please irrigating ranchers environmental ists and residents of Bexar County whose sole source of water is the aquifer The proposed rules will be pub lished in the Texas Register for pub lic comment for 30 days after publi cation The authority will conduct public hearings in the five counties in its jurisdiction including Comal in December according to Tam my Valentine EAA public infor mation officer The hearings are for people to express how they said Valen tine and may present a problem were not aware So far the published rules are Turn to Rules Page 3A year In 20022003 enrollment is expected to approach The million bond package is broken into four propositions on which voters can pass indi vidually The propositions include expansions and renovations at existing campuses construc tion of three new schools an upgrade in tech nology and various other improvements to cam puses I Polls will be open 7 to 7 Saturday CISD director of finance Abel Campos said the bond would result in a increase in taxes next year for the new bond issue Over a sevenyear period residents would pay about in taxes for the bone issue averaging slightly more than a year Trustee Scott Watson saidbased on projected growth the bond package if approved should handle those new students for at least five to sev en years Watson said the first two propositions were the most vital to the growth package If the technology proposition is not funded we still have classrooms for he said We just dont have computers in those Watson added that it was unfortunate that the Turn to Voters Page 2A Where to vote Polls will be open from 7 to 7 at Bulverde Elementary E Ammann Road Bill Brown Elementary Texas 46 281 Startz Cafe 10350 Start Road Comal Elementary 6720 FM 482 Garden Ridge Municipal Building 9357 Schoenthal Road Canyon High 35 East Mountain Valley Elementary 1165 Sattler Road Face paint at Wurstfest HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Face painter Jean Wilson paints a golden bear on former University of California student Kim Upham during college night at Wurstfest Upham is now studying at the University of Texas Apartments collect food clothing By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Five apartment complexes have come together to sponsor a food and clothing drive to benefit the local womens and The food and clothing drive will start Monday and run through Nov 24 at Lau rel Heights River Park Langtry Village Torrey Place and Grand Cypress apart ments Items raised from the drive will be used to help both the Comal County Womens Center and the Comal County Emergency Childrens Shelter to drop off non perishable food items toys furniture household goods or clothing items at the apartment offices or at Property Man agement Professionals 130 W Jahn St Leila Caddeli assistant manager at River Park said this is the first year Prop erty Management Professionals and the apartment complexes have participated in a project of this type For information contact Property Man agement Professionals at 6258065 or the apartment complexes Wurstfest polka HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Eileen Spadacinni and Cindl Adamovich polka out side the big tent at Wurstfest Thursday to the alter native polka band Brave Combo Cardboard recycling kicks off By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Tons of cardboard were collected Wednesday as part of a recycling program between the city of New Braunfels and Comal County Wednesday was the first day of a pilot program between the city and Comal County Rural Recy cling to collect commercial cardboard for recycling Commissioner Moe Schwab said the amount of cardboard collected was good We wound up with 16 participants business Schwab said We got pounds of card board Next week we expect that to During the pilot program the county will pick up the cardboard at participating businesses in the city every Wednesday morning Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager said The pilot program is scheduled to last six weeks until Dec 17 At the end of the pilot program Schwab said he would ask commissioners court to extend the pro gram if it showed good results City Manager Mike Shands said the city decid ed to participate in the recycling pilot program because it offered several advantages Right now we have a residential recycling pro gram but we dont have a commercial recycling Shands said No 1 we wanted to see if there was an interest in the community for com mercial recycling which apparently there was Number two we wanted to do it with something that has commodity values and cardboard is worth some He added The obvious benefit to the city is that it doesnt go to the he said The benefit to the businesses is that it will be an additional pickup and it will not fill their dumpsters The city and businesses are helping to save the landfill and they have a stable commodity that can be reused so that you are not using virgin materials and not turning the cardboard into Ferguson said the going rate for cardboard is a ton John Holm plant manager of Barkel said his company wanted to take advantage of the recy cling program From the practical standpoint we want to be a good corporate Holm said We have to pay for every bit of trash we haul If we can reduce the waste stream through recycling then that is to our benefit and the benefit of the Holm said Barkel which manufactures upholstered furniture probably generates about eight truckloads of cardboard a year He said a majority of that cardboard came from Barkels suppliers Schwab said there was no extra cost to the tax payers for the pilot program because a county road department employee was handling the recy cling duties along with a parttime city employee The pilot program is a good example of coop eration between the two local governments Shands said Schwab said businesses throughout the county can still take their cardboard to the recycling sites set up in the county Any business in New Braunfels wanting to par ticipate in the program can contact Schwab at 6205508 CISD seniors get grad wishes SVHS to conduct ceremonies in S A Canyon stays home By DEMISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Seniors from Canyon High School will maintain a tradition in May when they graduate at Cougar Stadium while seniors from Smith son Valley High School will start a tradition of receiving their diplomas in an indoor facility outside district lines Comal Independent School District trustees decided Thursday The board directed administra tors in July to reserve the Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio for commencement exercises for both high schools However trustees vot ed Thursday to keep CHS gradua tion at Cougar Stadium for another year The move was suggested because of the constant threat of inclement weather If it rained on the day of graduation ceremonies were moved indoors to the gymnasium and the number of family members able to attend was limited Last month student representa tives from the two high schools addressed the CISD board The SVHS representative said the schools facilities were not large enough to accommodate the number of people wanting to attend and stu dents were in favor of moving the location to San Antonio The CHS representative said students were willing to risk having to move the ceremonies indoors if it meant con tinuing the tradition of receiving a diploma on the CHS football field Basically it boils down to Canyon High School seniors want it at Canyon High School and Smithson Valley High School seniors wanted to have it at Blossom Athletic Cen superintendent Jerry Major told the board If thats what the stu dents want and thats what the board wants thats what we ought to The board unanimously approved keeping CHS graduation at Cougar Stadium and moving SVHS cere monies to San Antonio However Major pointed out that changing the location would be considered again for the following years ceremonies He said administrators would begin trying to reserve Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos when a date is set Trustee John Clay said he sup ported the decision but wanted to make sure parents and students understood what their decision meant in the event of rain CHS principal Will Krieg said students had already been informed that they would only be allowed five or six tickets to attend gradua tion if the ceremonies were moved indoors He said he would reiterate that point to students and parents SVHS principal Dan Geroy said 300 letters explaining the move were sent to parents Of those he said he heard from two parents and both thanked trustees for the decision Last weekend of Wurstfest See schedule on Page 5A   

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