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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Water Restrictions New Braunfels utilities ous 18 with addresses ending or 9 can water 7 Well users I I I tomere with addresses ending In or 9 can water today Ti rftMHBlBLiHUllHl S after 7 users wKh 1 O TT UHHHHHHBPI17 can water today after 8 RALD7PTTTJNG Vol 149 No 139 14 pages in 2 sections June 1 2000 TK im unty since 1852 50 cents Plaza Diner closes doors K JESSIE Longtime customers Pete and Georgia Williams talk with Mark Lauer as the kitchen staff prepares the last order of a tough day Restaurant serves last meal Wednesday BY HEATHER TODO Staff Writer As of 3 Wednesday New Braunfels residents were not be able to stop by the Plaza Diner on Sunday morning for a hearty breakfast or noon on a weekday for a juicy ham burger at least for now Mark Lauer owner of the Plaza Diner 367 Main Plaza for the past would rather close when we re doing well Im going out on top and I think have a positive reputation Mark Lauer owner Plaza Diner eight years officially closed up shop and put a sign in the restaurant win dow advertising the restaurant and building for sale or lease Inside the restaurant Lauer left a personal message as his goodbye to local customers Across a large black chalkboard hanging on the restaurants wall a message written in chalk said Thank you New I would like to thank all the New Braunfels customers for supporting me so Lauer said as staff cleaned up the kitchen and eating areas before the 3 closing And depending on the future of the restaurant that could be the last time restaurant employees sweep the hardwood floors or wipe off the cozy tables With its quaint Bavarian and convenient downtown location the Plaza Diner next to Chase Bank and Main Plaza Studio has been a favorite lunchtime gathering place for several years Its a nice dropin place Its charming and its said one regular customer who just want ed to be called a good See Consultant to look into mold at CIS FROM STAFF REPORTS Comal Independent School Dis trict hopes to sign a contract today for a consultant to begin investi gating the cause of a nontoxic mold problem at Canyon Interme diate School and determine whose fault it is Retired CISD facilities and maintenance head and now dis trict consultant Roy Linnartz said Lie of San Antonio submitted a proposal for conduct ing an investigation into a mold problem that caused CISD to close two classrooms at the New Braun felsarea intermediate school in March is a firm that spe cializes in forensic investigations of constructionrelated problems Lin nartz said In discussions related to the pro posal for an investigation district officials said Wednesday night sev en staff members had complained of health concerns possibly con nected to the mold No students were thought to be affected In March CISD officials said the district began looking into a mold problem at the school after a pair of staff members complained of medical problems Citing med See Boogie time Mike Wilkinson rides the wave at Schlitterbahns Boogie Bahn Wednesday as competitors in this weeks body boarding competition warm up Wilkinson finished first in the bodyboarding competition in Arlington this past year and the 14yearold New Braunfels athlete will compete in todays amateur competition Entries will be taken until 1 Professionals will compete Friday and Saturday See Sports on Page 1B for more on the events taking place this week Council will meet at today at the municipal building 424 S Castell Ave School friends lead NBHS Glass at graduation CHRISTINA Cara Doherty and Angela Saad will lead the Class of 2000 during graduation Friday BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer They played together studied together and now are graduating first and second in their class at New Braunfels High School For valedictorian Cara Doherty and salutatorian Angela Saad friends since elementary school the honor is more than just grades and diplomas Ive never really worked toward being valedicto Doherty said I was surprised Its exciting but I dont feel any different because of Doherty received scholarships and awards includ ing the University Interscholastic League Scholar Award Dr Ed Grist Memorial Comal County Vet Senior award erinary Association Award for Robert C Byrd Honors of and a scholarship from Louisiana State University Saad received the University Interscholastic League Scholar Award Outstanding Achievement in AP Biology a Dierks Scholarship for a scholarship from Wesleyan University and other honors The girls and their classmates will graduate at 8 Friday at NBHS Unicorn Stadium See Council interviews panel hopefuls FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels City Council will meet at today to interview applicants for positions on the citys Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustments Council will meet at the New Braunfels Municipal Building con ference room 4242 S Castell Ave During a May 22 council meeting council approved postponing appoint ing new members to the commissions until council members could inter view the applicants Applicants for three positions on the Planning and Zoning Commission are Senaida Alvarado Adam Cork Rodney R Fischer Burke Har rison John Jacks Bert Gillette Lindsey HI Robert U McCurley Karen Ruth Minton Robert Nohrn Sandy Nolte Susan Phillips WR Smith Tom H Stevenson James E Terlecki James W Vanghan and David B Whitaker McCurley and Notle are current commission mem bers The current planning and zoning commission also includes Acie McAda John Lovett Cameron Brad fute James Dunks John Dierksen and Russell McDon ald Terms for Hie new appointees will end May Council also will appoint three regular members and two alternate members to the Zoning Board of Adjust ment for terms ending May Applicants are Bart Baker Matthew Burton David E Hochanadel Daniel Hutchison William A Kotylo Bert Gillette Lindsey HI Robert Nohrn Susan Phillips James E Terlecki and James W Vanghan Hutchison and Kotylo are current regular members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment Hochanadel is serv ing as an alternate member and wishes to serve as a reg ular member Current members include Russell McDonald Jim Biedermann and Edward E Kirkham Alternate mem bers include Thomas C Johnson and Joel Guajardo Council also will consider granting a sewer line ease ment to Hill Country Restaurants Inc to cross city rightofway NBISD trustees adopt million budget set tax rate School board approves pay hikes for entry level teachers PROM 8TAFP RBPORT8 New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict trustees adopted a million budget Tuesday that will net increase taxes for maintenance and operations although the districts debt service tax is going up cents Also agreed to as part of the budget will teachers to up from the Halting salary tnii year That pay addition to the 2 per cent raise for all district after concerns raised by Superintendent Ron Reaves about competitive pressures for entry level teachers It helps us to remain competitive with our neighboring Reaves said We think our close neighbors will go to this he was referring to The starting salary rate in Comal school district this past year was for a beginning teacher with no CISD will set its new er to summer Starting salaries in thaNBlSD tbii year were might hire half a dozen or so entrylevel operation costs for the cents less teachers in the coming year The raise in than the stateallowed maximum and starting salaries will cost about above cents will go for debt service which is the already earmarked for pay up from the 16 cents taxpayers were raises The will come from savings assessed for district debt this past year realized in employee turnover The NBISDs debt tax rose cents District officials have been feeling pros this year with the issuance of the first sure from other districts Judson and the million of 1999 million bond for dis Northeast San Antonio districts were men trict renovations and upgrades Last years NB1SD tax rate was The NBJSD taxes on a home with a tax district this year for higher pay trustees able value of will be next were told year up from That figure doesnt Trustees voted unanimously to adopt the include city or county taxes budget and a total NB1SD tax rate of Homeowners get a exemption per of assessed valuation Of the tax on their primary residences INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds 46B Comics 3B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports 12B Today 2A Television 38 Key Coda 76
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