New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 8, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Tim Shipley, Brittany Williams (8 years old), Dennis Williams (Monday),
Helen Brucks (belated), Sharon Feltner (Monday), Elsie Paredez, Muriel Ostberg, Jennifer Martinez (belated), Melissa “Misty" Boenig (19 years old on Monday), Jessica Rosales (3 years old), Bethany Hildebrand (Saturday), Jack Inghoff (Saturday) and Choya Cantrell.
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Ramon and Enriqueta Diaz (28 years, belated).
7b have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
CHMT Fund domtkms •iMMiiit bv nawinannr
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung’s 15th annual Cheer Fund campaign will provide food for local needy families on Dec. 21.
The fund last year provided Christmas food and gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels and Comal County.
■ The Jensen Family —$50
■ Anonymous — $100
■ — Maj. Dennis and Margaret Gerardi —$25
■ USA retired Ralph and Judy Krtbh•, (WB*;
■ Lloyd and Doris Weeterveit $25
■ Fred and Inez Young — $25
■ Today’s total — $250
■ New total — $2,422.48
Cookbooks on mId 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 Inaependent School District
Hooch for a Star needs toys, cash
Reach for a Star is looking for donations for toys, cash and time to help give a Christmas to local children.
The organization will be wrapping presents on Dec. 21, start- • ing at 10 a.m., and Dec. 22, beginning at noon, at Red McCombs Universal Motors.
Fa more infamation, call 629-9387 or 608-9406.
Family Outreach seminars continue
Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its “For Kids’ Sake” seminars to help parents ease their children’s adjustment to divorce.
The seminars will run twice a month for the next two months.
Community Council to distribute goods
The Community Council of South Central Texas will be issuing U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities to income-eligible households from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at 487 Roethe Loop in New Braunfels.
Under the guidelines of the Texas Department of Human Services, all recipients will be required to complete an application in order to determine eligibility. They also must bring proof of residency, identity and income.
Items will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis because the supply is limited.
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Hispanic chamber presents honors to city individuals and businesses
By ABE LEVY
HerakJ-Zertung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Bon Gonzalez, Paul Frater, Howard Athas, Susan Phillips, Manuels Marungo, Bando Marungo and Ernesto Chavarra gather at the Greeter Hlsenlc Chamber of Commerce of Comal County’s awards banquet
The Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Comal County presented five community awards Friday night at its second annual awards banquet.
Susan Phillips, a special events promoter in New Braunfels, won the Business Person of the Year Award.
Phillips was instrumental in starting the New Braunfels Women’s Chamber about one month ago.
The 1996 Leadership Awards went to Paul Fraser, a member of the City Council and a former New Braunfels mayor, and New Braunfels Independent School District Trustee Sylvia Sanchez.
The Community Service Individual Award went to Comal County Commissioner Cristina Zamora and Pete Williams
of Tremble & Williams Advertising.
The Community Service Corporate Award went to Wholesale Distributors, and the Business of the Year went to New City Bakery.
Ernesto Chavarna, president and chief executive officer of ITBR Inc., an international investments firm based in Austin, told the audience to continue cultivating the growth in Hispanic businesses and work together with other chambers.
He also encouraged the Hispanic chamber members to continue seeking city funding for tourism promotions, especially in the nearby, growing Mexican market.
“Imagine if the Hispanic community promoted tourism in Mexico," Chavarria said. “The investment by the city would come back to them tenfold. The Hispanic chamber needs funding that other chambers already have.”
Trustees eye five retirees for school post
By DENISE DZIUK
The New Braunfels Independent School District is contacting five retired Texas superintendents about interviewing Monday night to become the interim superintendent.
Superintendent Charles Bradberry decided last month to take a position with the Keller Independent School District in the Fort Worth area.
Bradberry expects to start his new job on Jan. I, but he is waiting for the Keller Board of Trustees to approve his contract before submitting his resignation to the New Braunfels board.
The NBISD board will meet in a closed session at 6 p.in. Monday to begin interviewing candidates for Bradberry ’s temporary successor.
“Well, I don’t know if we’d call it interviewing,” said Dr. Carlos Campos, the board’s president. "We’re going to be discussing the selection process with possible candidates and find out if they’re interested in this type of position.”
Trustee Bette Spain said she mentioned at board meeting weeks ago that the executive director of the educational regional service center could assist in the search.
Spain said the board told her during an executive session last week to contact him.
“We work with him all the tune,” Spain said. "So it’s sort of a natural place to go to, such as the Texas Association of School Boards is, as a source of help for us."
Spain said the executive director produced a list of five retired superintendents in the Central Texas area.
The district is now contacting those individuals to see whether they would be interested in an interview on Monday.
As of Saturday afternoon, one individual had agreed to attend
Th* NBISD board will moot In rn closed session at 6 p.m. Monday to begin interviewing candidates for a temporary successor to
Superintendent Charles Bradberry
“We’ve mainly talked to people laside the district already and got information,” Spain said. “Now we’re talking to people outside the district.”
Although the district is already conducting interviews for the position, the board does not have to release the list of applicants at this time.
According to Section 552 .124 of the open records act, the board does not have to make the list public.
But the section states “that the board of trustees must give public notice of the name or names of the finalists being considered for the position at least 21 days before the date of the meeting at which a final action or vole is to be taken on the employment of the person.” Joe Larsen, a Freedom of Information hotline attorney, said he believes this requirement applies to the interim superintendent position, as well.
The requirement means that if the board releases the names of all its candidates on Monday night, it would be Dec. 30 before anyone on the list could be hired.
No action is expected at Monday s meeting.
The board is scheduled to conduct a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the education center. Item listed for
Turn to NBISD. Page 2A
Comal schools gain moving experience
By DENISE DZIUK
Work has already begun to ensure the new Mountain Valley Intermediate School is ready for students on Dec. 16.
On Saturday, parents, teachers, staff' members and contractors began moving furniture and supplies into the new intermediate school located in the Sattler/Canyon Lake area.
The Mountain Valley school is among three schools funded by the $17.6 mil
lion bond issue passed in 1994, and it is the first one to be completed.
"The contractors are finishing up and doing touch ups right now,” said Rusty Brockman, purchasing and maintenance coordinator for the Comal Independent School District. "Right now, it’s now one of those times where the contracts work around us and we work around them.” The facility, which will be a fifth- and sixth-grade campus, currently has classroom space for 400 students.
But it can be expanded in the future to
house 800 students.
The core facilities, such as the restrooms and cafeteria, are already built to handle HIK) students.
The school should open its dcxirs for class with an enrollment of 275 to 280.
Brockman said about 500 desks and chairs for students and 20 desks and chairs for teachers are being moved in, along with filing cabinets and supplies.
“We’ve been sitting on ready for about a month now,” said Brockman.
Turn to Moving. Page 2AChildren offer their own sweet recipes. See Opinion, 4A
Construction delays set b(uM4 library addition’s opening .
See Page 3A
Donat ions so far —
To contribute lo the United Way, call 620-7760.