New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
TUESDAYWater rationing begins at Canyon Lake - See Page 5
50 CENTSinside i United Way set to kick off campaignObituaries..............2 I JL
Police Beat..............2 i By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Opinion.................4 | staff Writer
Classifieds...........8-11 I Officials at the United Way of
Comal County are hoping the momentum started in the advance gift drive will continue after the fundraising campaign officially kicks off Wednesday.
The United Way will hold its kick off celebration at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center on Landa Street. Members of the United Way Board of Directors and representatives of the area United Way agencies are expected to attend.
Gift drive provides early momentum for campaign
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Dominic Alvarez, Annie Kanz, Alan Rom pet, Sr., Evan Schmidt, Sany Self, Alton Wurst, Charlotte SoeU, Bob Alford (belated), Laura Jane Gonzalez. Happy Anniversary Kim & Ken Lenard.
Drive Chairman Doug Miller said the group is also expecting the presentation of a special gift during the celebration. This year’s total goal is $260,000.
The United Way advance gift drive is well ahead of last year’s, according to Miller.
The advance gift drive has raised $32,000 this year compared to $25,000 raised last year.
Miller attributed this increase to an earlier start in fundraising efforts and more publicity.
“The Herald has done a great job. I think it has helped heighten the awareness of the United Way,” he said. “It has really let everyone blow it’s important to help out these people.” According to Miller, fundraising efforts will be broken up into several categories, including small business and large employers.
He said each category will have a chairman and committee. Committees have also been formed to work in outlying areas such as Garden Ridge, Bul
verde and Canyon Lake.
Miller said the board counts on small donations as well as donations from businesses.
“There are people who give in small amounts. They are important. We ask anyone to give what they can,” he said.
Residents will have die opportunity to donate to the United Way at the G rue ne Music Fest, which will be held at Gruene Hall on Oct. IO.
The event will continue throughout the day and will feature local enter
The drive will continue until Nov. 12. Miller said a victory party has been scheduled for Nov. 17. A “thermometer” will be placed in the Plaza in order to inform residents about the progress of the drive.
Anyone interested in making a donation should call the United Way at 620-7760 or mail a donation to P.O. Box 310614, New Braunfels, Texas, 78131-0614.
The United Way office is located at 421 S. Seguin St.
Tom Bluntzer blood drive
1993 Rodeo Queen contestants
Comal County high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queen's Contest. Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of Aug. 16.
Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high schools-
Registration for Geri-Games started
Anyone 62 years old or more is eligible to participate in Geri-Games to be held Sept 9, IO and ll. Added to the spelling bee, trivia, dominoes/forty-two, and assorted physical games enjoyed in past years is an arts and crafts competition which will be judged by members of the New Braunfels Art League.
Registrations are due by Sept I and my be obtained at the seniors center or from any nursing or retirement center. For more information, call Ida Sing at 625-4642
Masonic Lodge meeting tonight
The New Braunfels Masonic Lodge #1109 will have a called meeting tonight at 7 p.m. for the purpose of honoring the Rainbow Girls. The Rainbow Girls are girls 11 to 20 years of age who learn character building, based on the teachings of the Bible.
An interesting program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. This is an open meeting and anyone can attend. Members and visitors are urged to attend.
Cross Lutheran celebrating 65 years
Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Aug. 29, beginning at 3 p.m.
Children's Museum to close for repairs
The Children's Museum of New Braunfels will be closed Aug. 23 through Sept. 3 for maintenance. The museum is open today from noon until 5 p.m. with opportunities to visit Grandma's Attic, Where in the World?, Once Upon a Time and the Puppet Theatre.
Fall exhibits in the works include the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Crayola Dream-Makers. The eighth fall season opens Sept. 4.
More information regarding the current state of the Children's Museum will be featured in Wednesay's Herald-Zeitung.
(The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites Us readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community,
“Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community lo gather and share the day's hap penings. We invite you to share with us.)
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Jos Avila of the South Texas Regional Blood Bank prepares to take blood from Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Ron McCoy yesterday during the Tom Bluntzer Blood Drive, held at Reagan, Bunns, Dlerksen, Lamon & Bluntzer law offices at 205 Seguin. Approximately 192 donors came In to give blood with 162 pints of usable blood collected. A previous drive, held May 18, collected 114 pints.
Accident causes 1-35 traffic woes
Highway closed twice Monday due to mishap
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Highway Patrol Troopers responded to an accident Monday that caused Interstate Highway 35 to be closed twice during the day.
The accident occurred at 11:15 a.m. at the 196th mile marker on Interstate Highway 35.
According to reports, the accident occurred when a crane that was driving east on the frontage road collided with power lines Aver the highway
Reports show, the poles holding the power lines broke and the wires dropped.
An 18-wheeler and a pickup truck were also damaged in the accident. No injuries were reported.
Troopers said the highway was shut down in the morning for approximately IO minutes.
It was again shut down in the afternoon far five minutes in order to allow the power and cable companies to repair lines.
Officials from the utilities and cable companies worked on repairs from ll am. to 4 pm.
The crane was driven by Ricky Brownsworth, 34, of New Braunfels Brownsworth is an employee of Hunter Industries, which is working on the construction of the highway.
The 18-wheeler was driven by Jimmy Callahan, of Nash The other vehicle involved was a 1989 Chevrolet pickup driven by David Dodson of Corpus Christi.
Minor damage was also done to the Mexico Imports storage building, located off the highway.
The business is owned by Felipa Caballero of New Braunfels.
Council approves resolution asking county to consider EAA nomination
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
New Braunfels city council members have until 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon to make suggestions about appointments to the Edward’s Aquifer Authority and the South Central Texas Advisory Committee.
The council passed a resolution last night requesting the county take into consideration nominations from the city council
Some council members expressed their concern over the fact that the appointment to the authority and committee is made by the Comal County Commissioners Court rather than the city Some said that because the city and New Braunfels Utilities contributed heavily to the lawsuit, the city should be able to make the appointment
District 4 Council member Paul Fraser said the issue is that the city
came forward in the lawsuit. He said between NBU and the city more than $500,000 was contributed to lawsuit. Comal County contributed approximately $2,000, according to Fraser.
“The county never entered the lawsuit. At issue here is that any commissioner’s court should have known this is a very important issue and should have joined in a long time ago,” said Fraser.
Fraser suggested a nominating committee be formed in order to come up with names for the authority. However, because of time limitations, the council members opted to make their own recommendations.
The commissioners court is expected to appoint someone to the committee at its regular meeting on Thursday
The council also heard a report from the city’s Comal Springs negotiator Doug Miller. Miller said the city is represented on the
Authority because each resident of the city has a commissioner and county judge on the court. He said the decision to have the county make the appointment was made by state legislators.
District 2 Council member Dan Bremer said he felt having the commissioners make the decision was the best thing to do because each district is represented by a commissioner.
New Braunfels resident Gil Lindsey agreed with Fraser and said by entering the lawsuit the city and NBU showed they are “willing to put their money where their worries are,” he said.
“The Comal Springs are the heart and the water from them is the blood of the economics of New Braunfels,” he said
Lindsey encouraged a cooperative effort between the county and the city on making the appointment.
CISD board of trustees approve budget increase Monday night
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a $2,325,874 increase in the district’s budget at Monday night’s special budget meeting. The total CISD budget for 1993-94 of $27,271,714 was approved 5-2 with board members Douglas Kirk and Tom Bruce voting against approval.
Operating budget increases have averaged 6.14 percent over the last four years including 1993-94, while enrollment increases have been above that for two of the last three years. Although the 1993-94 budget estimates enrollment increases at only 6.63 percent, Jim Middleton, CISD Board President, expressed concern about the district’s reaction to the growth in enrollment
“What bothers me a little bit is the disparity between growth versus budget increase,” said Middleton “When, in fact, we’re probably going to grow in excess of 9 to IO percent, the 9.3 percent (operating budget) increase is not going to be adequate”
Eighty-two percent of the budget is dedicated to salaries and related expenses. This year, the district added 36 teachers, two counselors, one assistant principal arvf IO aides. According to Abd Campos, Financial Director for CISD, that probably won’t be enough to get through the upcoming school year. When asked by a patron if the budget would allow for hiring additional teachers during the year, Campos said it did not and the administration would be coming back to the board if such a need arose
Another issue which relates to the enrollment growth is the district’s need for additional facilities According to Roy Linnartz, Maintenance Director, another facility is needed in the Bulverde area, the Startzvillc area and the old middle school in New Braunfels, which is currently being used as a warehouse for the district, needs to be renovated to provide additional classrooms in New Braunfels.
The board is considering a bond issue to address facility needs, although Board Member Douglas Kirk predicted that the district would be unable to pass a bond issue within twelve months of the last attemptFor news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144
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