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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY 4 look at flie Unicorn defense Page 1B 50 CENTS Goal Donations so far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 New Braunfels HeraldZeif 20332 11009 BOWEST M I I SH I NB 2627 E YANDELL DR 7 22 pages in two sections Wednesday December EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Amy Howe Vol 143 No 19 I Inside Stammtiseh Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Amy Howe M6nica Mar tinez Genelle Parra Peggy Supulver Patricia MolinaDel gado 30 Tessa Ford and David Lee Supulver Happy Anniversary wishes go to David and Janie Villareal 9 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count not available Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 330 cubic feet per sec ond up 4 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Monday Canyon Dam discharge 244 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and no well water Keep that winter 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 Higfis 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 Saturday and Sunday 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 Power Plant group shares spirit The Holiday River of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for today was the Comal Power Plant Restora tion Association Inc This nonprofit organization will supply two workers to staff the display from 6 to today and hand out informa tion In return the organization will receive 50 cents per vehi cle that passes through Cypress Bend Park tonight Cheer Fund donations accepted Donations are being accepted for the New Braun fels HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund Money from the fund pays for food baskets for needy res idents in our community Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Herald Zeitung at 707 Landa St in New Braunfels Recent contri butions include Anonymous Major and Mrs Dennis Gerardi Jr New total In front of nearly Unicorn 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 arent late Saturday to the Unicorns state semifinal game at the Astrodome The firstchair trumpet player and NBHS junior stole Unicorn fans hearts and almost the show this past week at Alamo Stadium when he played the schools alma solo If I have to do it Ill have to do it again but hopefully he said leaving the almost unthinkable unsaid Most kids knees knock at the idea of per forming in front of a large group of people And it doesnt matter that they usually are See Kudos 4A playing with more than 200 band members But Leifeste performed the schools alma mater in front of nearly people and he had to do it by himself The band buses were running late because of the traffic for the NebraskaTexas game I 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 15of us walking up to the places where we usually he recalled When the announcer said the Unicorn 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 Leifeste said I was hoping I wouldnt crack a note or get a wrong I kept trying to figure out how many people would be there but I knew if I had to do it I had to do And he did Of course Bronk never had any doubts I knew he would do it and do it very she 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 Mon day when he tried out at the area band competi tion 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 HeraldZeltung photo by Tom Erioksofi Nick Leifeste played the schools alma mater solo Saturday and on Monday won a bid to audition for the state band Question What do you feed a 209pound Unicorn HeraldZeitung photo by Celeste Salge fills up a plate of spaghetti for son Josh a defensive tackle for the New Braunfels High School Unicorns By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor Answer Just about anything he wants For the mothers of two linemen on the New Braunfels High School foot ball team keeping food on the table isnt just a job it can sometimes be an adventure Hes always looking at the other plates on the said RaeAnn Roed er whose son Trey plays on the offensive line Even after the bowls are empty hell look around to see what else is left Hes always looking for something to The same could be said for dinner time at the Salge household where Josh at 5footl 1 and 209 pounds is one of the Unicorns defensive linemen They eat what is on the Celeste Salge said of her family which also includes sons Chad and Ross and her husband Tim a former Unicorn They can sneak away to McDonalds later on if they dont like having but I usually dont hear about that My hus band played football for New Braunfels and he wants there to be a good supper Needtoknow info Page 3A More on the Unicorns PagelB when they get home from 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 major ity of the groceries once a month but made one or two additional trips a week for milk and bread Roeder said she usually made two trips to the store each week to keep the kitchen stocked for her husband Loddie and three 18 Nick 12 and Kate 11 Each time I buy huge amounts of she said When you weigh 188 you seem to be hungry all the time He uses tremendous amounts of energyday in and day out at RaeAnn Roeder said while Trey con Tum to Unicorn Page 2A fans charter buses to Astrodome Five chartered buses have been reserved to transport mem bers of the gen ejal public to the UnicomAlief Hastings semi football Saturday Seats are per person and this price does not include a flpk ef for the game Reservations miist made and paid for n Thursday according to Crroll Goleman of New School Sp r Club tickets may be pi at NBHS Call 6063634 or 625 Candidates begin filing with parties By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor Only three candidates for county offices have filed with county party chairmen since the filing period opened Dec 3 Fourteen however have regis tered their campaign treasurers with the county clerk the step they must take before filing with party chairmen Diana Guererro Campos has filed with the Democratic party for reelection as Pet 1 Justice of the Peace This will be her second said Comal County Democratic Party chairwoman Gloria Sasser Two Republican candidates have filed so far said party chairman Don Hensz Pet 4 Justice of the Peace Fred Stew art filed to run for reelection James Gilbert filed with the Republican Party to challenge Pet 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 coor dinator Linnell Hinojosa The slate of potential candidates for county offices those who have registered their campaign trea surers with the county clerk are Dibrell Waldrip incum bent criminal district attorney treasurer Ken D Brannies Brenda Freeman court at law judge treasurer Dona Bruns Bemus Glenn Jackson county judge treasurer Bemus Glenn Jackson Margaret Herbrich incumbent district clerk trea surer Fritzie Cox James Gilbert filed for Pet 4 commissioner treasurer Debi Gilbert Moe Schwab incumbent Pet 4 commissioner treasurer Harvey Pape Stacy Goodbread Pet 2 justice of the peace treasurer Dora Lara Gonzales William Schroeder Pet 2 justice of the peace treasurer Hector Tamayo John Morris Pet 2 justice of the peace treasurer Susan Morris Fred Stewart incumbent Pet 3 justice of the peace trea surer Lillian Stewart Glenda Hemphil Pet 4 justice of the peace treasurer Sandra J Robertson Brenda Locke Pet 4 jus tice of the peace treasurer Amy Shear Michael Jones Pet 4 jus tice of the peace treasurer Ben ny Scroggins Norma Keeton Pet 4 justice of the peace treasurer Norma Lozano Pet 1 Justice of the Peace Campos and County Clerk Joy Streater said they were running for reelection although they had not filled out forms report ing treasurers Hinojosa said incumbents could report their campaign treasurers to the coun ty clerks office but it was not required Once they have chosen cam paign treasurers those wishing to run for office have two choic es they can file with their respective parties and pay a fil ing fee or they can submit peti tions and avoid the fee Hino josa said Petitions musf be on an offi cial form that can be picked up in Hinojosas office at the coun ty courthouse she said Filing fees vary for different county offices They are county court at county j udge of the peace other county elected offices The filing period ends at 6 Jan 2 Sasser said If they want to do their peti tions in lieu of filing theyd better get 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 peti tions 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 itll pick up just before Hensz said City council opens tax abatement door for Palo Alto BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer New Braunfels city council approved Mon day a reinvestment zone on FarmtoMarket 1102 near the Coleman Company for Palo Alto Design Group Inc part of its operations there Approved on first council reading the rein vestment zone makes tax abatements available from New Braunfels and Comal County In return the company agrees to make improvements on the land such as new construction and agrees to expend a designated sum of money or provide a certain number of jobs in the community once the business is established An industrial design and mechanical engi neering firm Palo AJto Design Group makes plastic injection molding designs housings for Dell Computers and numerous items for Motoro la Computer Group Xerox Corporation and oth ers according to city documents Palo Alto is one of several other industries that located in or near New Braunfels through the tax abatement program according to Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Waimart Distribution Center the Coleman Company Casco Products and Texas Jacobson all have benefited from the tax abatement program Turn to Abatement Page 2A New Braunfels milor charges into 21st century   

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