New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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14 Pages in one section ■ Aug. 27,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of JILL HOWLE
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Erie Koepp, Kitty Koehler; Claro Garcia, Jr., Lewin Koehler (Sat) Kristen Schanagel (Sol), Maryann Cruz (belated), Jerry Jonas,
Tittie Zimmerman (Sat.).
County Fair 100th Anniversary Gala
The Comal County Fair Association Scholarship Fund will hold a 100th Anniversary Gala "Party of the Century" at the Comal County Fairgrounds Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Forget the black tie affairs! Put on your best western wear and come do the boot scootin' boogie.
Tickets are $15, which includes a barbecue dinner and dance. Music will be provided by County Line. Call a Fair Director or Drover for tickets, or Jayne E. at 625-6916 or 620-6632. Proceeds from the dinner and dance will benefit the Scholarship Fund. A variety of items will be auctioned off by both Silent and Live Auction.
Registration for Geri-Games started
Anyone 62 years old or more is eligible to paiticipate in Geri-Games to be held Sept 9, IO and 11. 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 316254642
Cross Luthsrsn cslsbrstss 68 yours of worship
Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Sunday, beginning at 3 pm.
Retired Teachers Assn. meeting
The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet Sept. I in the NB1SD Education CenterBoard Room .Business and program begins at IO am..
Childrens Museum close for repairs
Ch.ildren's Museum of New Braunfels will be closed Aug. 23 through Sept 3 for maintenance. The museum is open today from noon until 5 pm. 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. Correction
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Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Kim Kraft (comer), 19, of San Antonio was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hoepltal after an accident Involving two cera and a truck on Interstate 35 South near Engel Road. No other Injuries were reported from the acc Idem.
Texas Scholars program given at Civic Center
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Students from Comal County schools will be given the opportunity this year to participate in the Texas Scholars program and earn a better education.
Members of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce's Business Education Committee have been studying the Texas Scholars program for more than one year. The program encourages eighth and ninth grade students to take harder classes whether they are going to college or not.
It uses representatives of businesses, school districts and governments to guide the students. Officials from all of these sectors, as well as eighth and ninth grade students from both school districts, met at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Thursday to have an orientation on the program. Joe Randolph, who helped develop the program in Longview, spoke to the students and business leaders about
Herald-Zeitung photo by JENNIFER ROMPEL
JOA Randolph speaks to Naw Braunfala atudentt yesterday at a presentation of th# Texas Scholars Program.
the merits of the Texas Scholars program.
Randolph told the group the United States is facing unprecedented international competition economically. He also said if the United States cannot make better progress more and more companies will have to cut back and people will lose their jobs.
“If we cannot compete we’re going to become a third rate country eco-
Commissioners to approve new budget Tuesday
Need for full-time EMS paramedic at Canyon Lake brought to judge
By ROSE MARIE EASH
Comal County Commissioners postponed adoption of the budget until a Special Commissioners Court session scheduled for Tuesday at 9 arn.
At that time, all changes requested at Thursday’s budget hearing will be incorporated in the budget as passed
The adoption of the tax rate will be postponed and adopted at the regular Commissioners Court session on Thursday instead of today as previously planned.
The most controversial item discussed at Thursday’s Commissioners Court meeting was the needs of Canyon Lake citizens for Emergency Medical Services.
Brenda Locke, Canyon Lake resident, asked commissioners to consider funding a full-time paramedic to provide coverage for the area from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week when volunteers are unavailable.
‘The leadership of the Canyon Lake EMS and Emergency Service District #2 have not asked for additional funds,” said County Judge Carter Casteel. “They have requested $30,000 and I have recommended $30,000.”
Locke was suggesting that the county fund the position until the ESD district could collect the taxes which will eventually support such services.
She said that the $30,000 provided for the Canyon Lake EMS was barely enough to provide for supplies and equipment maintenance.
She said the commissioners should be concerned about the level of service
available to Canyon Lake residents and should not be attributing their decision to the lack of a request from the ESD district board.
“You’re acting like you don’t know this is a problem,” said Locke. “You all are paid — the board members are volunteers. Health and safety is your responsibility”
Casteel suggested that Locke consult with the Canyon Lake ESD district board and the Canyon Lake EMS organization itself and have them approach the commissioners if they felt the need for additional funding.
Locke actively worked for the formation of the Fire District #4, a taxing entity like the ESD, because she said ‘you said we had to do something to help ourselves and we’ve done that — now it’s your turn to help us.’
Ted Key, candidate for county judge, also spoke during the county budget hearing process, prefacing his comments with his support for Locke’s position.
Key questioned why Commissioner Cristina Zamora’s car allowance was less than that of the other commissioners.
It was explained that previously travel expenses were not thought to be necessary for her precinct since it was in New Braunfels and did not require travel from distant parts of the county.
Casteel said, however, that since the position did require travel on behalf of the county at various times, she had recommended that all commissioners be paid the same car allowances.
Undercover agents patrolling Guadalupe River, Inman says
By JOHN TACKETT News Editor
rvomically. You youngsters right here are the key to our future,” he said.
Randolph explained to the students that workers who cannot be retrained and who do not have a strong educational background will be “out on the streets” when companies begin to cut back. *
“You’ve got to be able to retrain for newly-created jobs that haven’t even been thought of yet,” he said.
Undercover agents are secretly keeping an eye on drug and alcohol abusers who may blend in with regular customers of outfitters on the Guadalupe River.
That fact was revealed Thursday night at a meeting between the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority and outfitters who rent tubes, rafts and canoes to revelers on the river.
Jim Inman, general manager of Water Oriented River District (WORD), told the representatives of Little Ponderosa, Rio Rio and White Water Sports that the increased law enforcement manpower is being provided by the state, county and local WORD officers.
Speaking of the law men, Inman said, “Some people you will see (recognize) and some you won’t,” he said.
Inman made his remarks at the meeting at Canyon Lake Action Center
The meeting was the third in a series of meetings to balance the commitments of GBRA to downstream water
customers and the economic interests of the outfitters David Welsch, director of planning and development for GBRA, told the outfitters he will draft a report to present to them in a meeting two weeks from now.
The outfitters — Ellen Posey of White Water Sports, Al Zator of Little Ponderosa and John Guenzel of Rio Raft — agreed that a release of 300 cubic feet per second was the best flow for their business Welsch said he would convey that request to the GBRA and the U S Army Corps of Engineers The one-and-a-half hour meeting was held at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Sattler,
County Judge Carter Casteel, who attended the meeting, said she was pleased with the spirit of cooperation among the GBRA, the outfitters, the Corps and the county Casteel pointed out that additional deputy sheriffs were to be hired under the new budget and that would add to the law enforcement manpower,
Financial woes at Children's Museum due to yearly slow period
By MARK (.VON Managing Editor
Museum faces slow period from July to October each year, Burrows says
The New Braunfels Children’s Museum, which was reported last week to be considering a possible permanent closure, may not face that possibility afterall, Executive Director Carolyn Burrows has told the Herald-Zeitung.
According to Burrows, the museum normally faces financial problems during a period from mid-July through
October each year and frequently has to pay some bills later than normal.
"Every year we have the same situation because we sun receiving less business, especially at the sun of the school year when the kids are spending their time in school and those schools have yet to begin their field trip projects," she said. "We ate also in a position where tome of the sources of large donations to this museum have still
Burrows said that Southwestern Bell has committed $3,500 to the museum for the coming year.
" Whtt has happened is we've grown, both in ipace and in content," she said "We've iecreased our size so naturally we have a larger electric bill to pay. We've also got more exhibits than we're used to having. So the figure that we deal with every year at this time has
In an interview with museum board members last week, the museum was said to be some $7,000 in debt and could possibly face closure by the end of October if things do not improve Burrows that though the debt ii there, it may not necessarily spell the end of business for the museum.
"We're not about to dose," she said "I've got too much time and energy
into this to let that happen We've just got to be more patient and let some things take their course We know this community has supported us We're ju* in a down period of the year right row We're dosed this week for repairs and have done this because it is a slow time of the year That makes it a good time to make the repairs we have to make .*
The museum is expected to reopen by Sept 3 and will begin a tell schedule soon after
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