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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                IKT AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY January 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 56 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Museums direction discussed by forum BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer A panel of speakers repre senting visual media resi dents and government told New Braunfels Museum of Art leaders to carve a mar ket market their product and keep the com involved at a dis cussion Monday For the first muse um leaders opened their doors for a community forum about the future of the museum and the new path it took four months A few ideas popped up including capi talizing on the museums new unique identity and Find areas that no one else has explored Hartman of South west Texas State University Institute for the History of Music The panel included Casey Monahan from the Texas Music Ricardo Hernandez from the Texas Commission on the and Artist Ron musi cian Geronimo NBMA visiting curator Brooke three media Mayor Stoney Williams and Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek also were on the We created that mission in the vacuum of So this is as much an inter nal process for the board to understand whats happen ing out as it the public to know what were said Charlie director of devel opment for the In September the muse um cleared the slate when it changed its name from the Hummel Museum to See MLK Day Texans commemorate slain civil rights leader NAACP JESSIE Meagan 9 and Lance help lead the parade celebrating the life of Martin Luther Monday afternoon in downtown BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Martin Luther on Monday was remembered with marches and even a recital of his famous I Have a Dream speech as Texans celebrated the legacy of the civil rights leader who was gunned down in Memphis in In Presidentelect Bush spoke at a predominantly black elemen tary school about his education propos who got only nine percent of the black vote in Novembers called for unity among the races in his In about 30 miles northeast of San the first AfricanAmerican mayor of spoke to students about racial hope and harmony at Texas Lutheran James Perkins was elected in November as mayor of consid ered by many to be the birthplace of the civil rights movement in the Wastewater plant permit up for comment Treated effluent could wind up in Dry Comal BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels residents get a chance tonight to review a permit renewal application for a wastewater treatment facility that could drain into the Dry Comal Creek and Comal Representatives of the Texas Natural Resource Con servation Commission and the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority will meet with res idents at 7 today in the New Braunfels City Council chambers The GBRA asked the state in July 1999 to renew a per mit for a second wastewater treatment plant that could discharge treated water into a drainage course at a rate not to exceed gallons per The drainage which is a little more than miles connects to the Dry Comal which then hooks up with the Comal Riv er near the Knights of Columbus District 6 couiicilwoman Juliet Watson asked for a public hearing about the renewal application this past When a public hearing is state law requires a state administrative law judge to hear testimony from both sides of the contested case and then make a rec ommendation to TNRCCs top City council voted that down but agreed to a public or informational Debbie director of water quality services for the said the meeting would give residents a chance to ask questions and make comments for the public record about the renewal Meeting WHO New Braunfels GuadalupeBlanco River Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission WHAT Meeting WHEN 7 today WHERE New Braunfels City Council cham bers WHY To review a per mit application for a waste water treatment facility that could drain into the Dry Comal Creek and Comal In the 13 years that have passed since the TNRCC first granted clearance for the sec ond wastewater treatment GBRA has not built the It was a permit that was first applied for because of the anticipated growth in that It has since and the size of the existing plant is large enough to han dle the Magin We just maintain this permit for any time that the need It is more costeffective to renew the permit and keep the option open for the Guad co Municipal Water District 2 than let it lapse and have to file for a new she GBRA already has a wastewater treatment facili ty in the Northcliffe golf course area on Interstate 35 about 800 feet east of Farm toMarket 1103 and Inter state 35 in Comal The permit for the existing treatment plant restricts use of the treated wastewater entirely to irrigating the golf The Northcliffe golf course has to use at least gallons of treated aver aged over a 30day from the plant if it is avail See Quilters happy New Braunfels had them in stitches JESSIE Hope Susie Waddelow and Rhenae Ledbetter from left work down to the last few seconds of their quilting BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Leonard Meyer can remember the days when handmade quilts were in every Making a quilt was a labor intensive process taking months of spare time and often was accomplished by groups of women in a neighborhood or community in quilting The the tools and the materi als used for quilt making have a couple of things have not the process is still and people still get together to make A dozen women who are members of two quilting clubs gathered for their annual working gettogether at Schlitterbahri across the street from Meyers Liberty Avenue He saw the women working in a building on Liberty Avenue that is usually dark in the winter and he decided to see what they were This brought back Meyer They had a very interesting event going on Members of The Material Girls of Spring and the Piece and Quiet Quilters of Dallas were working with sewing quilting hoops and yards of They took advantage of a long holiday weekend to get some work do some sightseeing and have some Marsha of Spring and a former New Yorker who got to Texas as quickly as she has been quilting with The Material Girls for about two decades or We just enjoy getting Franty The Girls get together every Thursday Once a they get together with the women of Piece and Quiet and this year they came to The water now in the See INSIDE Abby 7A Classifieds Comics 8A Crossword Forum 6A 4A Movies 7A Obituaries Sports Today 5A Key Code 76 Project Grad fundraiser turns up heat on NBHS principal BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The unique relationship between New Braunfels High School Principal Mike Fitsko and the class of 2001 takes a new turn next month when the educator gets raked over the coals and roasted for their The Project Graduation 2001 committee will host a silent auction and dinner and provide spit for 1 in the NBHS We knew Mike Fitsko would be very Project Graduation 2001 cochairwoman Harriet Sollberger The relationship between Fitsko and the first class to graduate under his watch at the high school has been fqsteredi by unique eircuro FITSKO Fitskos jolly face greeted then sixthgrade students at OakRun School in the fell of At their middle school academic Fitsko promised to attend their high school When he took over at the high school in that promise was as good as The class of 2001 was my first sixth Fitsko This class is very many principals get this opportunity to See Fitsko WHO New Braunfels High School principal Mike Fitsko WHAT Roast WHEN 6 1 WHERE New Braunfels High School cafeteria WHY To raise money for Project Graduation which pro vides a alcoholfree party for graduating seniors   

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