New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 10, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 10, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas A    look at    the Unicom defense — Page 1B 50 CENTS $370,000 To contribute to the United Way, caff 620-7760 © New Braunfels Herald-zeit 20332    11009 10/22/99    79 SO-WEST NICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO, TX 79903- 22 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, December 10,1997Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Home of Amy Vol. 146, No. 19 Inside Editorial........................................4A Sports......................................1-2B Comics.........................................3B Marketplace.............................4-8B Dear Abby....................................3A SLI in in't i sc h Birthday wlshas from tho Harold TaitnnqT The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Amy Howe, Monks Martinez, Genetic Parrm, Peggy Supulver, Patricia MoMna-Del-gado (30 years), Tessa Ford and David Lee Supulver (belated). Happy Anniversary wishes go to David and Janie Villareal (9 years). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. Potion Count not available (Pollen measured in parts per cubic metsr of Im I in miatli-in nim  * bu, fV CmhL I Imnniil \ air. inrormaoon provided Dy ut. rranK riampar) River Information Comal River — 330 cubic feet per second, up 4 from Monday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well 625.99 feet above sea level, same as Monday. Canyon Dam discharge — 244 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 186 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909 85 feet above ie* aa-----a—    I    *»«*«»«-- IWW DvBUnivVB UHIIHBS MBL) reports pumping 5.923 mdfon gallons of surface waler Tuesday and no wed voAnnllP KnP that wbittr coat handy this week Today — Partly cloudy, breezy and colder. Highs in the 50s to near 60. Tonight, partly cloudy to cloudy and colder. Lows near 30 to low 30s. Thursday — Mostly cloudy and cold. A slight chance of rain, possibly mixed with sleet mainly in the Hill Country. Highs around 40. Thursday night, cloudy and cold with a chance of freezing rain mixed with sleet or snow. Lows in the 20s to mid 30s Friday — Cloudy and cold with rain likely, mixed with freezing rain, sleet or snow. Highs in the 30s. tatiaday aad fuwday — Cloudy and cold with rain likely, mixed with freezing rain, sleet or snow Lows in the 20s to near 30. Highs in the 30s to near 40. Comal Fowar Plait The Holiday River of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for today was the Comal Power Plant Restoration Association Inc. This non-profit organization will supply two workers to staff the display from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today and hand out information. In return, the organization will receive 50 cents per vehicle that passes through Cypress Bend Park tonight. Chair Fund Donations are being accepted for the New Braun fels Herald-Zeitung Cheer Fund. Money from the fund pays for food baskets for needy residents in our community. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Herald-Zeitung at 707 Landa St. in New Braunfels. Recent contr! butions include: ■ Anonymous — $20 ■ Major (Ret.) and Mrs. Dennis Gerardi Jr. — $25 ■ New total — $4,770.52 —.— In front of nearly 10,000, Unicom trumpeter toots his lone horn Leifeste nearly steals show at Alamo Stadium By MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor Nick Leifeste is one New Braunfels High School band member who is hoping the band buses aren’t late Saturday to the Unicorns’ state semifinal game at the Astrodome. The first-chair trumpet player and NBHS junior stole Unicom fans’ hearts and almost the show this past week at Alamo Stadium when he played the school's alma mater — solo. “If I have to do it again, then HI have to do it again, but hopefullyhe said, leaving the almost unthinkable unsaid. Most kids’ knees knock at the idea of performing in front of a large group of people. And it doesn’t matter that they usually are See Kudos — Page 4A playing with more than 200 band members. But Leifeste performed the school’s alma mater in front of nearly 10,000 people, and he bad to do it by himself. “The band buses were running late because of the traffic for the Nebraska-Texas A&M game, I guess,” Leifeste said. He was riding the first bus with director Beth Bronk, who told him he might have to play the alma mater sans accompaniment. “Twenty minutes later, we got there, and there were about 15 of us walking iqs to the places where we usually sit,” he recalled. When the announcer said the Unicom band would play the alma mater, New Braunfels fans were wondering who would play it because the whole band was not there. “The percussion instructor, Melissa Townsend, told me to go ahead and play, so I closed my eyes and started to play,” Leifeste said. “I was hoping I wouldn't crack a note or get a wrong fingering .... I kept trying to figure out how many people would be there, but I knew if I had to ck) it, I had to do it.” And he did. Of course, Bronk never had any doubts. “I knew he would do it and do it very impressively,” she said.-'    v Bronk has taught Leifeste since he first picked up his trumpet in the sixth grade. He has played in the top band since he was a freshman. Leifeste also had to perform flawlessly Monday when he tried out at the area band competition. He secured a seat on the area band and will audition for the state band in January. If he handles that audition with the belief, maturity and poise he had Saturday afternoon, Leifeste easily will blow the competition away. Herald-Zeitung photo by Tom Erickson 1    “    alma Nick LaHaata playact tha school's solo Saturday and on Monday won a bid to audition for tha stats band. Question: What do you feed a 209-pound Unicom? Herald-Zeitung photo by TootCncfcaon relntti Sakis fills ud a Dials of soaahatti for son Josh, a de tons! va laaMa for tha Maw Braunfels Hiah School By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor Answer. Just about anything he wains. For the mothers of two linemen on the New Braunfels High School football team, keeping food an the table isn’t just a job — it can sometimes be an adventure. “He's always looking at the other plates on the table,” said RaeAnn Rodder, whose 6-foot-1,188-pound son. Trey, plays on the offensive line. “Even after the bowls are empty, he'll look around to see what else is left. He’s always looking for something to eat.” The same could be said for dinnertime at fee Salge household, where Josh, at 5-foot-l I and 209 pounds, is one of the Unicorns’ defensive linemen. They eat what is on the table," Celeste Salge said of her family, which also includes sons Chad and Rom and her husband, Tim, a former Unicom. “They can sneak away to McDonald’s later on if they don’t like what we're having, but I usually don’t hear about that. My husband played football for New Braunfels, and he wants there to be a good supper N—d-to-know info— Page3A More on th* Unicorns — Page 1B when they get home from practice ” Father Tim Salge often makes dinner for Josh and younger son Chad, who plays junior varsity football at NBHS. Celeste Salge said she bought the majority of the groceries once a month but made one or two additional crips a week for milk and bread. Roader said she usually made two trips to the store each week to keep the kitchen stocked for her husband Lxkhe and three children — Trey, 18, Nick, 12, and Kale, “Each time I buy huge amounts of food,” she said. “When you weigh 188 (pounds), you seem to be hungry all the tune. He uses tremendous amounts of energy day in and day out at practice.” RaeAnn Roader said while Trey conium to Unicom, Page 2A — Unicom fans charter buses to Astrodome Five chaitra) buaea hav* boon reserved to transport members of the general public to the i1 * - - — * “ unicorn-Anet Hastings eemi-tiel tooths* playoff Saturday. Seats are $22 par parson and this price does not indude a ticket tor the gams. Reservations must ba mads and paid for by acton Thursday. Hawing to * Garros Gasman or now tsrtiunwa ragn ocnooi < Kit Club. tickets may be | tit NBHS Cal 005-3034 or $25- aart. Disports purchtifcd Candidates begin filing with parties By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor Only three candidates for county offices have tiled with county party chairmen since the filing period opened Dec. 3. Fourteen, however, have registered their campaign treasurers with the county clerk — the step tfiey must take before tiling with party chairmen. Diana Guererro Campos has filed wife the Democratic party for re-election as Pct. I Justice of the Peace. “This will be her second term,” said Comal County Democratic Party chairwoman Glona Sasser. Two Republican candidates have filed so far, said party chairman Don Hens/. Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Fred Stew -art filed to run for re-election. James Gilbert tiled with the Republican Party to challenge Pct. 4 Commissioner Moe Schwab for his seat. Hopefuls for county offices do not have to report their party affiliation when they register their treasurers with the county clerk, said county election coordinator Linnell Hinojosa. The slate of potential candidates for county offices, those who have registered their campaign treasurers with the county clerk, are: • Dibrell Waldrtp — incumbent criminal district attorney, treasurer Ken D. Branmes • Brenda Freeman — court at law judge, treasurer Dona Bruns • Bemus Glenn Jackson county judge, treasurer Bemus Glenn Jackson • Margaret Herbrich — incumbent district clerk, treasurer Fntzie Cox • James Gilbert — filed for Pct. 4 commissioner, treasurer Dcbi Gilbert • Moe Schwab — incumbent Pct. 4 commissioner, treasurer Harvey Pape • Stacy Goodbread — Pct. 2 justice of the peace, treasurer Dora Lara Gonzales • William Schroeder — Pct. 2 justice of the peace, treasurer Hector Tamayo • John Norris — Pct. 2 justice of the peace, treasurer Susan Norris • Fred Stewart — incumbent Pct. 3 justice of the peace, treasurer Lillian Stewart • Glenda Hemphill - Pct. 4 justice of the peace, treasurer Sandra J. Robertson • Brenda Locke — Pct. 4 justice of the peace, treasurer Amy Shear • Michael Jones — Pct. 4 justice of the peace, treasurer Benny Scroggins • Norma Keeton — Pct. 4 justice of the peace, treasurer Norma Lozano. Pct. I Justice of the Peace Campos and County Clerk Joy Streater said they were running for re-election, although they had not filled out forms reporting treasurers. Hinojosa said incumbents could report their campaign treasurers to the county clerk’s office, but it was not required. Once they have chosen campaign treasurers, those wishing to run for office have two choices — they can file with their respective parties and pay a filing fee or they can submit petitions and avoid the fee, Hinojosa said. Petitions must be on an official form that can be picked up in Hinojosa’s office at the county courthouse, she said. Filing fees vary for different county offices. They are: • county court at law^jtidge — $1,200 • county judge — $600 • justice of the peace — $300 • other county elected offices — $600. The filing period ends at 6 p.m. Jan. 2, Sasser said. “If they want to do their petitions in lieu of filing, they’d better get moving,” she said. : Hensz predicted the pace of Republicans filing officially would pick up in the next week or two, but most candidates would prefer circulating petitions to paying filing fees. That way they could avoid the filing fee and test the political waters at the same time, he said. “I think it’ll pick up just before Christmas,” Hensz said. City council opens tax abatement door for Palo Alto BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer New Braunfels city council approved Monday a reinvestment rone on Faim-to-Market 1102 near the Coleman Company for Palo Alto Design Group, Inc. The, California-based company plans to locate part of its operations there. Approved on first council reading, the reinvestment zone makes tax abatements available from New Braunfels and Comal County. In return, fee company agreat to make improvements on fee land, such as new construction, and agrees to expend a designated sum of money or provide a certain number of jobs in fee community once the business is established. An industnal design and mechanical engineering firm, Palo Alto Design Group makes plastic injection molding, designs housings for Dell Computers and numerous items for Motorola Computer Group, Xerox Corporation and others, according to city documents Palo Allo is one of several other industries feat located in or near New Braunfels through the tax abatement program, according to Michael Meek, president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Wal-mart Distribution Center, the Coleman C ompany. Casco Products and Texas Jacobson all have benefited from the tax abatement program, Turn to Abelemeni, Page 2ANew Braunfels sailor charges into 21st century — Page 14A ;

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