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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY _ New Braunfels Unicorn, Ranger girls win. See Page 1B. so CENTS To contribute to the United Way, call 620-7760 (taal — $339,000 t so far — $268,000 © Herald -2 -    /    r\    ry    /Cf    Cf PASO 20 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, December 4,1996 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of Ron Zipp TX 79903 Vol 144, No. 278 Inside Editorial............................ 4A Sports.............................. 1B Comics............................. 2B Market Race.................... 5B-8B Stammtisch Birthday wtshss from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Ron Zipp (Saturday), Elida Sotelo, Frank Young, Robert Bier, Melody Hanley, Victor Guerrero (15 years old) and Amy Whitaker (20 years old). Happy anniversary wishes go to: Mark and Kathy Feltner (3 years) and Tooter and Gen Jordan (25 years). To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. Pollen Count Mold —1,428 Ragweed — trace (Paten measured in parts per cubic meter al air. Information provided by Or. Frank Hampel.) River Information Comal River —194 cubic feet per second, down 3 from Tuesday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 623.35 feet above sea level, down .01 from Tuesday. Canyon Dam discharge —189 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 210 cfs Canyon Lake level — 908.83 foot above sea level. (Balow conservation pool.) New Braunfels Utilities NSU reports pumping 5.45 million gallons of surface water Monday, and no well water was used. Ctwir Fund donation* The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's Cheer Fund kicked off its 15th campaign to provide food for local needy families on Nov. 17. The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County. ■ Today’s total — $1,647.48 St. Nicholas to make visits to city’s kids St. Nicholas The annual children's visits tion with St. Nicholas, the German Santa Claus, will take place at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sophien-burg Museum at 401 W. Coll St.. For more information, call 629-1572. Cookbooks on sale to fund scholarships Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale for $6.50 apiece at Carl Schurz Elementary School. For more information, call Linda Bingham at the New Braunfels Independent Schoo District. Roach for a Star nssds toys, cash Reach for a Star is looking for donations of toys, cash abc time to help give to local chil dren. We will be wrapping on Dec 21, starting at 10 a.m., and Dec 22, beginning at noon, at Red McCombs Universal Motors For more information, call 629-9387 or 608-9406. Aggie Moms soil cookies Orders are now being taken for the annual Aggie Mom tra ditional German Christmas cookies. The cost is $3 per dozen. Orders can be placed by calling Ann Kuehler at 625 6100, Karon Haas at 629-6304 or Wallis Haas at 625-2832 Orders are to be picked up Sunday at Canyon High School United Way campaign hits 80 percent of its goal By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer With just weeks left in the United Way campaign drive, officials are urging businesses and residents to get their pledges in. Each year the United Way holds a campaign drive to raise funds for various programs and agencies. Last year, the United Way of Comal County raised $310,000, and this year that goal was raised to $335,000. Campaign Chair Kathy Meurin said 98.6 percent of the funds raised locally stay in ‘We’re going to wrap it all up by (Doc.) 15.’ — Kathy Meurin United Way campaign chairwoman Comal County to help fund agencies throughout the county, including the senior citizen centers, the Red Cross and the women's center. Meurin said the group has two weeks left to meet its goal, and currently has raised $268,000, which is 80 percent of the goal. “That’s what we have pledged so far," she said. “We're going to raise the rest of it and wrap it all up by (Dec.) 15.” United Way executive director Joe Rogers said it was the end of January before the organization met last year's goal, but believes this year’s goal will be met by mid-December. “We are very, very confident we will meet our goal of $335,000,’’ Rogers said. “People in New Braunfels have always been very generous." Meurin urges businesses to complete their fund drives and report their numbers to the local Unit ed Way in the coming days. She added that “we wish to appeal to everyone in the community’’ to donate if they have not already done so. “We need everybody's help to put us over the top," Meurin said. “New Braunfels is a very giving community, and I know they’ll come through for us once again " Anyone who has not donated to the United Way yet can still do so by mailing a pledge to The United Way of Comal County, P.O. Box 310614, New Braunfels, TX 78131-0614, or call (210) 620-7760 to have a pledge form mailed to you. Water supplier's talks with San Marcos will have no effect on GURA agreement By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A preliminary visit between the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp. and the city of San Marcos over a possible joint water transmission line will not affect the city’s agreement with the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority concerning a regional water surface treatment plant, GBRA General Manager Bill West said on Tuesday. “No,” West said when he was asked whether San Marcos’ interests in possibly having CLWSC transfer 5,000 acre feet of water from the non-profit corporation’s proposed water treatment plant on the north side of the lake to a delivery point west of San Marcos on Ranch Road 12 would affect the city’s current agreement with the river authority. The CLWSC board of directors has plans to build the 4 million gallon per day treatment plant near the Canyon Lake Shores subdivision in 1998. If a pipeline should ever be built, CLWSC General Man- Trustees draw up their wish list for school chief By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer _ The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees began formulating a list of district goals to aid it in its superintendent search. The board was given a list of 38 topics various campuses and departments felt were important. Trustees individually ranked the goals according to importance, and those individual rankings were then combined to form a board ranking. The top three goals according to the board as a whole were to narrow the gap between subgroups on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tests, to develop a plan to implement an appropriate bond program for renovations and remodeling and to develop a five-year plan for technology equipment. “It sort of narrows our focus on what goals we as a board feel are important,” said Dr. Carlos Campos, the board’s vice president. "I think this will give us a good working start as we continue to look at them.” The board has tentatively scheduled a meeting for Dec. 17 to further discuss the goals. Superintendent Charles Bradberry recommended that the board look at the top 20 goals and discuss them at that time. Bradberry said after discussions, the goals could then be ranked again to see if there are any changes. Once the board has decided on the goals for district, that list will be used in the search for a replacement for Bradberry, who plans to begin work with the Keller Independent School District on Jan. I Bradberry said once his contract with KISD is signed and approved, he will submit his resignation to the New Braunfels board for their approval, “To me, this is a snapshot for someone coming in to look at the district,” said trustee Bette Spain. "I think we need to know (the timeline for achieving the goals) and what these goals ait* before we go out looking for a superintendent.” However, despite the work that still lies ahead in forming the list, trustees said the current list is encouraging. “It looks like some of us have the same vision looking at w hat our goals are.” said trustee Anne Miller. “It’s a good start.” NBISD board holds private meeting on superintendent By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer ager Dale Yates said after it left the plant it would likely follow a route taking it aion)* EM 306 and then along EM 32 into Hays County before reaching the delivery point on Ranch Road 12. l^ast week, San Marcos City Manager Larry Gilley said Yates had approached him a few weeks ago about ajoint venture in which both CLWSC and the city would each pay a share of the costs in constructing the water transmission line. Gilley said the talks were “extremely preliminary.” Through a contract with GBRA, San Marcos has the rights to the 5,(HK) acre feet of lake water. San Marcos has recently signed an interlocal agreement with GBRA to develop a joint regional water surface treatment plant that would bring water in from Canyon Lake. Under this agreeent, water from the lake would How down the Guadalupe River to Lake Dunlap, where a raw water intake and pipeline would be built by GBRA. The Turn to Water, Page 2A The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees met for almost two hours behind closed doors Tuesday night to discuss possible candidates for the interim superintendent position. “I think we’re moving forward,” said Trustee Anne Miller. “We’re agreeing on some things, and actually making some progress.” Superintendent Charles Bradberry accepted a position with the Keller Independent School District in the Fort Worth area in November. Although he has not tendered his resignation yet, he is expected to start his new job Jan. I. Bradberry said he is waiting for his contract to be signed and approved by the KISD board before he resigns from his New Braunfels position. He expects that approval to come on Monday. The board met Tuesday night to devise a method to select a superintendent, and spent nearly two hours in executive session. Dr. Carlos Campos, the board’s vice president, said during that meeting the board discussed employees who could possibly fill the interim position and listened to comments from administrators regarding individuals and the interim replacement in general “We got some really valuable information from them,” Campos said. “That executive session gave us a better idea of w here we’re going.” Campos said the discussion was held in executive session to protect the administrators as well as the board He said caution has to he used when talking about hiring individuals so no one is compromised “Our superintendent has not yet tendered his resignation so we have to be very careful with any talks we have about filling that position," Campos said. After the board reconvened in open session, the only discussion on the interim position was a report from trustee Bette Spain on w hat information she found on the costs and contract for hiring an interim superintendent from outside the list of current administrators. Spain said to figure out what an Turn to NBISD, Page 2AAirport problem needs quick city action. See Opinion, Page * ;