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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALD Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in or 2 can water today after 7 Edwards Aquifer well users with addresses end ing in 0 and 1 water from 3 to 8 and from 8 to 10 NG Vol 149 No 205 14 pages in 2 sections August 22 2000 TUESDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Green expenses put golf course in red File photo The Lancia Park Golf Course expenses exceeded revenues in 19992000 BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Landa Park Golf Course failed to meets its profit goal for the 19992000 fiscal year As a result city staff is adjusting the 20002001 budget and will present the changes to city council for approval This is really the first year Landa Park Golf Course had a business fore cast to bring a golf course manger Ward Watson said The city previously changed its phi losophy for operating the golf course Instead of breaking even council decid ed the golf course should earn a profit and put money into the general fund The 19992000 budget projected the golf course would earn above the cost of its expenses However the golf course actually experienced an operating loss of according to information Watson presented to coun cil this past week Golf course revenues increased a total of which wasnt enough to pay for the increased operating costs We increased our weekend income more than twofold what we did last Watson said Weekend green fee revenues went from in 199899 to in 19992000 he said However the city had anticipated a decrease in the number of annual pass es that were bought The annual pass fees were increased this year and staff expected for the number of passes bought to decrease as a result Instead annual pass plays increased Overall the number of rounds played at the golf course increased by Our overhead went up Wat son said Several highprice expenses also hit the golf course this past year The golf courses three water pumps were rebuilt three times That caused pump repairs to cost more than the original budget Watson said Thats tied more to the drought than anything he said During a drought the pumps work 24 hours a day seven days a week See First day holiday NBISD students still have to go to school but fun events slated BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer New Braunfels school district is spon soring activities the first day of school Wednesday to smooth the transition for more than students and their par ents Several campuses in New Braunfels Independent School District are taking part in a First Day of School Holiday to increase parental involvement on campus This is the first year NBISD has par ticipated in the holiday which is spon sored by the First Day Foundation The foundation a growing coalition that began in Vermont encourages school districts across the nation to work with local employers to allow employees time off to participate in school programs Parents dropping off little ones at Lamar Primary will get a parent sur vival kit to help them cope with the first day of school The school houses only prekindergarten and kindergarten students Parents also will get doughnuts cof fee and juice after their children get set tled in their classrooms Principal Leigh Ann Dees said the parent activities were designed to create as few tears as possible for both stu dents and parents We see more crying from the parents than from the she said Lisa Schmidt a counselor at Lamar Primary said it was important to reas sure parents and let them know their emotional reactions were normal Its just to help the parents ease into school Its hard on the parents to turn their kids over to the school Theres a lot of trust involved she said Its really important that they know that we care Its the first school experi ence for so many of Dees said many parents couldnt get See CHRIS Stephen Phipps a soontobe second grader in Carolyn Martins class enjoys a game of marbles Monday afternoon during the Memorial Elementary Meet the Teacher session First Day of School Holiday Braunfels Middle School A tea for par ents 10 to 11 OakRun 6th Grade Center Parent and student break fast 7 to in the school cafete ria Schurz Elementary Coffee Tea and Sympathy for the parents in the schools Parent Room 8 to Seele Elementary Doughnut holes and cof fee for parents in the morning before school starts at Lamar Primary Parent Survival Kits along with doughnuts coffee and juice for par ents after chil dren get set tled in their classrooms School starts at Studying the options Students arent the only ones hitting the books as NBCA trustees pore over plans to handle growth Wifes capital murder trial gets under way BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Prosecutors say they will prove 62yearold Adele Hartwig set a house fire that killed her husband for mone tary gain A six woman six man jury heard pros ecutor Ed Springers opening arguments and testimo ny Monday HARTWIG afternoon during the first day of Hartwigs capital murder trial Hartwig of Comal County is accused of killing 72yearold Harold Hartwig by setting fire to the log cabin they shared on Hueco Springs Loop Road on May 4 1999 Hartwig could face life in prison if convicted of the capi tal murder charge The Comal County Criminal District Attor neys office is not pursuing the death penalty District Judge Jack Robison is presiding over the trial in the 22nd District Court According to the Dec 8 cap ital murder indictment Harold Hartwig died of severe burns asphyxiation because of carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation in the fire Adele Hartwig was charged with starting the fire near a wall where Harold Hartwig was sleeping Jury selection in the trial started Monday morning with 85 potential jurors reporting for jury duty Springer said the state would prove Harold Hartwig was in the process of getting a divorce from Adele before the May 4 fire Harold also changed his will to exclude her as a benefi ciary which would have left her without funds Springer said Defense attorney Tom Gar ner of San Marcos did not give opening arguments Monday He reserved the right to do so before presenting his case to the jury San Antonio attorney John Herrick also is represent ing the defendant Firefighters arrived at the scene of the May 4 fire about 1 Officials said Adele Hartwig was found about 200 yards from the burning house about 2 suspended from a tree by the neck but her feet were touching the ground Lt Wayne Rousseau with New Braunfels Fire and Res cue one of several emergency See Comal commissioners get environmental award FROM STAFF REPORTS Comal County Commissioners travel to Austin today to get an award for operation of the countys recycling and mulching pro gram Pet 4 Commissioner Moe Schwab said the County Best Practices Award will be presented at 7 on the Senate floor in the State Capital Various Texas counties are being recog nized in 13 categories by the Leadership Foundation of the Texas Association of Counties The recognition is granted for the coun tys innovations in its rural program Schwab said Schwab created the rural recycling pro gram in 1994 and implemented it in 1995 This isnt the first time the rural recy cling program has been honored in Austin In the first year of Governor George W Bushs administration Comal Countys pro gram received runnerup recognition While that was good Schwab said he had been dis appointed that Comal was second to a pro gram in Houston All they did was shred paper with a bunch of Schwab said Here we were a comprehensive program recycling glass paper plastic and chipping wood 1 didnt have my glass pulverizer at that INSIDE Abby 7A Classifieds Comics 3B Crossword 7A Forum 6A 4A Movies 7A Obituaries 3A Sports Today 2A Television 3B Key Code 76 CIS ready to talk mold tonight FROM STAFF REPORTS Canyon Intermediate School parents can learn more about the campuss mold sit uation at 7 today at the CIS school cafeteria 1275 N Business 35 School officials the Texas Department of Health and Mycotech Biological plan presentations for the meeting Mycotech Biologi cal Inc is an indoor air qual ity consultant hired by the school district The school district has worked to remove the mold since it was found this past school year MEETING WHAT Meeting to discuss mold at Canyon Intermediate School WHEN 7 today WHERE CIS cafe teria 1275 N Business 35 During the summer the dis trict hired consultant HDR Simpson to investigate the problem HDR Simpson expected to issue its findings soon will determine the source of the mold problem and how best to fix it The district also hired Mycotech Biological Inc to conduct air quality tests A contractor removed gyp sum wallboard and sheathing from six classrooms and tem porary wallboard has been put up in four of those class rooms Two of the classrooms remain closed so engineers contractors and architects can find out how moisture is get ting in Mold was discovered inside perimeter walls of the build See
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