New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Happy Easter to you from everyone at the Herald-Zeitung
Stars shine bright
Gruene Hall plays host to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
If not, mayne you forgot to set jute clock forward one last night for daylight-saving tune!
Burning up the road
Nearly 1,000 runners hit the road in the 12th Gruene 10-K. See Page 6A
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Vateska Benner (Saturday), Victoria Ortb, Nora Morales (from the family), Usa Whitehouse, Daivd Sikes (belated), Lauren Blarneyer, Cathy Rodriguez (over 21) and Herbert Strunk.
Happy anniversary to James and Elaine Tarieton (belated) and Inooendo and Paula Pare-dez (17 years).
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Est. $12 million jackpot
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The Comal County bum ban has been temporarily lifted. Due to recent and current rainy conditions, citizens may proceed with caution with burning of brush. The public will be further notified concerning the bum ban depending on weather conditions over the next few days, according to Commissioner (and acting county judge) Moe Schwab.
Water safety butine tot
Bryan Bunn, aquatics director at Texas Lutheran College, and Keith Skogman, American Red Cross instructor trainer, will conduct the ARC 1996 Water Safety Instructor course at the University pool. The pre-course session will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. Bring a swimsuit and a large towel or sweatsuit to this session.
Class will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings through April 20. Fee for course is $100. For information, call Shirley Offerman at 606-1999 or K. Skogman at 379-7773.
Quida Coma Puton Club to meet
The Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lindheimer Home for their Spring Pilgrimage. Martha Rehler, director of the New Braunfels Conservation Society, will conduct the tour of the Lindheimer Home.
Arts and Crafts L—gut
Tuesday, April 9 will be the organizational meeting of the Comal County Arts and Crafts League. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Ceramic City, 186 Julius in Sattler. For more information, contact Sue at 964 4038 or 899-3012.
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The German American Sod-1 ety invites everybody to listen to the Akkordeon-Band from Schaffhausen, Germany. They will perform at the Bavarian Village on April 14 at 5 p.m. (concert) and at 6:30 p.m. (dance music). Admission is $3. For more information, call 625-2760, Florence Riedel, president.
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44 pages in three sections ■ Sunday, April 7,1996 Serving Comal County and the surrounding area ■ Home of VICTORIA ORTIZ
Vol. 144, No. 105
Long-awaited frontage work set to begin
By MELANIE GERIK
Texas Department of Transportation workers will begin to re-pave the frontage roads of Interstate 35 next week.
But the repairs do not mean the roads will be changed immediately to one-way traffic, said David Kopp, area engineer for the transportation department.
“We are paving, but that’s not when we’re
Conversion to one-way traffic will be in May
turning it one way,” Kopp said.
Kopp said workers will start re-paving at the north Business 35 exit and move south.
Warning signs will be posted near construction sites, and flaggers will direct traffic at times.
“Don’t get too impatient,” Kopp said. “We’re trying to move drivers [through the construction sites] as quickly as we can.”
The construction, most of which will be conducted during the day, will be complete within two or three weeks.
At the beginning of May, the frontage roads then will be converted to one-way traffic, Kopp said
He said adjusting to the conversion will be easier if drivers remember a simple traffic rule —
yellow dividing lines are for two-way traffic, white for one-way.
Signs designating die roads one-way already are being installed, but are covered until the roads are converted.
The conversion will nm in two phases. First, frontage roads from the Business 35 exit to the Guadalupe River will be converted.
Conversion of the remaining roads from Ae river to Ae souA Loop 337 exit should be complete by Memorial Day weekend Kopp said.
College credit will be available to high school students
NBHS, SAC agree on plan for next year
By DENISE DZIUK
Beginning next year, New Braunfels High School students will have an opportunity to take classes for high school credit as well as college credit without having to pay a dime, thanks to Senate Bill I.
New Braunfels High School Assistant Principal Judy Seifert said students will be able to start dual enrollment next year. San Antonio College is working with high school teachers with a master’s degree and 18 hours of course work in that area. If Aey are interested, they can teach a class for college credit. Seifert said Ae difference from past programs is the state will pay the college and the student will not have to pay for anything.
“It’s a dynamic opportunity for our children to get (college) credit wiA teachers they know,” said Seifert. “Think of the jump they’ll be getting.”
Seifert said Ae classes available will depend on what areas the teachers have master’s degrees in. She said several teachers have already expressed interest in participating in the program. Students are also excited about the program, and she expects that to increase when they find out it’s free.
"You don’t have to have any money for these college courses. It’s absolutely free.
You dont hav« to have any money for these collogo cours* et. Ifs absolutely
— Judy Seifert NBHS assistant principal
It will help Aose kids who have to work to pay for Aeir college, as well as Aose who aren't sure if college is for them,” she said.
Seifert said the program is like being enrolled at SAC and high school at the same time. Students are not required to anend SAC to receive the credit, and it is not a ploy to increase attendance for the school.
“They’re getting paid for these students. They just want to see students pursuing a college education,” said Seifert. “Any school that SAC credits will transfer to will take these credits. They don’t have to attend SAC.”
Seifert said Aere are still some details that need to be worked out.
However, teachers have already started to meet with a representative from SAC, and students will be able to begin receiving the credit in the upcoming school year.
Republican runoff election Tuesday will decide next Comal County Sheriff
Voters will decide Tuesday the Republican nominee for Sheriff and County Commissioner Precinct I.
Runoff elections in those races are being held, with polls staying open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Incumbent Sheriff Jack Bremer is being challenged by fellow Republican Bob Holder.
In the Commissioner Precinct I race, Jack Dawson is squaring off against Dou
There is no Democratic challenger in the race for Sheriff, so Tuesday’s final results will give Ae county its next Sheriff.
Democrat Louis “Charlie” Millican will challenge the Republican winner in the Commissioner Precinct I contest.
Republican and Democratic runoff voting locations, as well as sample ballots, can be found on Page 9A
Easy Internet access will soon be available for Comal communities
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Starting in May, members of the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will be able to get wired up to the Internet thanks to an agreement between the cooperative and a San Antonio-based Internet service.
“We think it will be a great service and it will be very valuable for our members,” GVTC senior vice president Robert Hunt said. “We have had a lot of our members request local access to the Internet.”
The agreement between GVTC and Internet service provider, Connect International, Inc., was
announced on Wednesday. The Internet service be available to GVTC members by May. The equipment for tlx; Internet has already been ordered and will be ready to be installed in April.
The service will be available in GVTC’s exchanges in Sattler, Hancock, Cranes Mill, Smithson Valley, Sabina, Bulverde, Balcones, Kenberg and Boerne.
Before it started negotiations with Connect International in December, Hunt said GVTC had looked at two options concerning Internet service.
“We started looking in October of last year when we went to the Internet Odyssey show (in San Antonio),” Hunt said. “We looked at wheAer we should do it ourselves or do it jointly. We
found the best way to do it was to do it jointly.” As a result of GVTC and Connect International’s agreement, both companies will be able to combine their resources to make the Internet available to GVTC members, Hunt said.
“We wanted to find a provider who had expertise in the field (of the Internet),” Hunt said. "They (Connect International) wanted someone who could bring telecommunications to our customers and we were able to provide that.”
Hunt said the big issue during the negotiations was user fees and how GVTC members would be charged compared to Connect International’s customers in the San Antonio area.
"Going in we were thinking it would cost more
for our customers (than for the ones in San Antonio),” Hunt said. “One of our big issues was that our rural members should have Ae same rates as (Connect International) members in San Antonio. We are pleased that Connect International will be able to offer the same serv ice and rates to our customers as they do in San Antonio.”
. An occasional user account will start at $9.95 per month wiA IO free hours. A second account with 30 free hours is available for $19.95 per month and an untimed account is available for $29.95 per month. Accounts for businesses are also available and Internet marketing wiA a Web Site can be provided by the Internet Marketing Department of Connect International.Do you view the tourist season with anticipation or dread? See Opinion, Page 4A.