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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 12, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas steps down THURSDAYArea teams see tourneys as opportunities. See Page 8. so CENTS To contribute to the United Way, can 620*7760 New Braunfels ww____a JHerald 2 0 3 3 2 M 0 0 9 I 0 / 2 2 / 9 9 S 0 - W E S T MIC R 0 P (J B L. IS HI hi G 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO, TX 79903- 12 pages in one section ■ Thursday, December 12,1996 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of Christy Jones Vol 144. No 283inside I NBISD identifies Garza as superintendent candidate Stcimmtisch Editorial................................ 4    I    By DENISE DZIUK Sports......................................8    I    Staff Writer Comics.  ..................................6 Market Race.............................9-12    I After being contacted by a Texas Freedom of Information Foundation attorney Wednesday afternoon, board President Jaime Padilla released ■Mhctaif jailshm train I    ^ namc    ^ G0112^0 Garza as the board of Ti- I    trustees’ top candidate for interim superinten- tlM HtllMr ZBltUngl    dent for the    New Braunfels Independent School The New Braunfels Herald    I    District. Zeitung extends birthday wishes | Padilla said after Tuesday’s meeting that the to: Christy Jones, Sylvia Brehmer, Jesse Mendoza and Eva Garcia. To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. Potion Count Mold —1,060 Mountain Cedar — 4 (Polar) measured in parts par cubic mater of air. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.) River Information Comal River —197 cubic feet per second, down 4 from Wednesday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Welt ■ 623.44 feet above sea level, down .01 from Wednesday. Canyon Dam discharge —187 cfs Canyon Lake Inflow —163 cfs Canyon Lake level — 908.83 feet above sea level. (Below conservation pool.) New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping 5.478 million gallons of surface water Wednesday, and no we! water was used. board had not yet reached a decision on a final candidate, yet it planned to ask only one candidate to return for a final interview. “It wasn’t cut and dried,’’ Padilla said. “To me, there was still some discussion about who we wanted.” Wednesday afternoon, Padilla, after consulting with a TFIF attorney, said Garza, a New Braunfels native, would be asked back for a final interview on Saturday. Padilla said Superintendent Charles Birdberry was told to discuss the salary and terms of the contract with Garza. However, Garza said Wednesday he could not attend Saturday’s meeting because of a prior engagement. But a movement appears under way today to call both candidates for interviews. Dr. Carlos Campos, the board's vice president, said he would like to have Thomas Moseley, the other candidate for the position, come in on Saturday, since Garza cannot attend. Campos said this would give the board a chance to ask ques tions and give the public a chance to meet him. He would then like to have Garza come in again next week. “I think that way the public would get to know them,” C ampos said. “I think (Saturday’s meeting) is going to give us a great opportunity to do that.” Trustee Steve Weaver supports the idea, saying it w ill give the public a chance to talk to trustees about the candidates. “I think that’s probably a good idea." said Turn to NBISD. Page 2 CHMT Fund donation* sought by nowspapor 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. ■ Anonymous — $50 ■ Anonymous — $25 ■ Steven J. Slagle, M.D. $100 ■ Today’s total —$175 ■ New total —$2,847.48 Jingle Bell Run set for Saturday More than 450 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the Red McCombs Family Outreach 5-K Run, Walk, Kids Ks and Auction, which start at 9 a.m. Saturday in Landa Park in New Braunfels. Registered participants are invited to enjoy a gourmet breakfast, cold beer and a silent auction Early registration costs $13, while registration that morning costs $16. The cost for the Kids’ K is $10 with a shirt or $5 without one. The packet pickup is at Comprehensive Fitness through Friday. Bring a canned good or toy. Residents along the race course — which starts in the park and runs along portions of Elizabeth, Dallas, Mulberry, Klingemann, Edgewater, Union and Torrey streets — are asked to move their vehicles off the streets. For more information, call Susan Phillips at 609-5030. OOP woman sail tickets for tour The New Braunfels Republican Women s annual Christmas Tour of Homes is set for 1 to 5 p m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at The Collection, China-N-Things and The Cottage in Greene. For more information, call Republican headquarters at 629-6442. Woman’s Cantor vised* JirSy diaper* The Women’s Center is in need of clear, gallon size glass jars with lids for food storage and size 5 (xx-!arge) diapers, lf you are able to help, call the Women’s Center at 620-7520. during rid* morning’* modVirs^^Svonjyfor^&loSfBoi iranro itself by media glow of New BnunfcU’ 'Organizers bottles, tethcsed rides to lls nyytif at HlHr luring |qf fyxt around balloonmeister Tim whose work began almost ago to get the event off offered the media its what they expect for and Sunday ’s events — s21-battoon flyover, teth-“Glow," in rhythm to of joy and aition it . himself a “Yountville sight of e-A-—*—■ •* -— flyover, tmoora ascend tem 21 bostons (Set mep on 3A) 9    RWhRRO nos* "llICS oO*»is Park, HS per parson 6 p.m., Glowfeat, Prince Solma Park, ‘GJoW after dark as tethered balcone take on toe appearance of giant lighted Christmas balls Sunday, 7 am. mass ascension and flyover, batoone am launch from Aeeiiiui    O/Jbi-laI    4 canyon rsgn bcnooi soccer new •.oat — i State University, moved back to the New Braunfels arca about a year ago from California. Brady, along with other organizers, helped bring the balloon event as port of the city’s six-week Festtage celebration. After he got permission from the city to fly balloons for the event, about 150 people showed up for mining on balloon frying, Brady Now organizers say about have volunteered to r off and land. “I’ve nevor seen that many people show up (for an event like this),’’ Brady said. “The land owners have been superbly cordial.” The balloons in the event will be from Austin, San Antonio, Houston, California and Florida. Organizers stressed that each Glowfest event on Saturday and Sunday will stand an its own according to weather conditions. The event, which is sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, was inspired by the Luminaria Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, NM., which was fir* conducted in 1979. Anna Lee Hicks, one of the Glowfest organizers, said the group hopes to establish Glowfest ss an ffifinuf1 event. y “This will be one of the most spectacular events,** Hicks said, 350    ^You're in for the biggest tm*. They make    look like gigantic Christmas balls . At Water supplier’s new customers could pay big By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE — lf the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp. expands its serviee area into western Comal C flinty, potential new customers can expect to pay a pretty penny for water connections. an engineer told the water supply corporation’s board of directors on Wednesday. Larry Fuson, an engineer with Hogan Engineering of Dallas, said if CL WSC is successful in expanding its service area into birth the western and southwestern areas of the county, customers in those areas can expect to pay an average of $3,350 per connection. The numbers are part of the nonprofit corporation's study under the Trans-Texas Water Program. The Trans-Texas Water Program is a statewide study funded by the Texas Water Development Board. The purpose of the study is to target water needs and alternatives for the next 50 years in three regions around the state. Fuson briefed the board of directors on the numbers which are part of the study's rough drat! findings. The water supply corporation’s study is expected to be completed by January. Once the board of directors gives their final approval to the study, it will be forwarded to the Trans-Texas W est-Central Study Area Policy Management Committee in February, which CLWSC is part of. The CLWSC study is looking at water needs and strategies over the next 25 years to the year 2020. The water supply corporation’s study cov-Turn to Water, Page 2 CLWSC’s By DAVID DEKUNOER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE — After being one of the original founders of the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp. five years ago, the president of the board of directors will step down in Of/,, fVif T Mk Dam, mmiA lu, -1-__ co*. Lee Roper said ne plans not to run for re-election to the very beginning and I was one of the anginal mcotporataca,” Roper said. “I have' done enough and I will step down in February.” Beginning in 1994, the water supply corporation acquired 26 independent water systems in the Canyon Lake area. Since two years ago, CLWSC has grown to nearly 38 water systems. The    and    die    cap ital improvements to fee systems have been funded through a $7 million loan from the Turn to CLW8C. Page 2 fee event a rashly, including owners of fields where the balloons will take night, they’re so huga. You feel very ■mall iiLcotupariaon.” Library plans advance despite additional costs By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Plans to build a new library in front of New Braunfels High School and convert the existing one lo science labs are moving ahead despite cost projections surpassing the amount of money available through a former bond issue. Lonnie Curtis, assistant superintendent of financial services, said a new library is needed to deal with the growth in student enrollment and needs Curtis said the current library is simply running out of room. “In order to take care of the number of students we have and their multimedia needs, we need a larger library,” Curtis said. The taxpayers approved the new library as part of the 1995 bond issue, and on Tuesday, the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the plans for it. According to the plans, the library, which will he completed in August of 199K, will he a separate building in front of the high school. An arched entrance to the high school will extend to the new building to provided a covered walkway. Curtis said putting the library in a separate building will allow people to use it without having access to the entire high school building. “In this particular case, they will be able to open the library without opening up the enter school,” Curtis said. “It's not dependent on the high school being open to use the library' this way.” Plans call for expanding the net area by 1,897 square feet to 9,250 square feet and adding shelving space in each of the sections to allow for continued expansion The library will include natural lighting, conference and classroom areas and additional seating Fhe construction of the new library is estimated at $1,353,880. Necessary site work, including the redesign of the driveway and parking area, is estimated at an additional $65,000. Curtis said the district has only $1,190,000 from the bond, but it* will be able to cover the additional costs with money from interest earned on the bond money. "Since the time that money has come in, I’ve had it invested,” Curtis said. "By the time all the building projects using bond money are completed, the district should have made $2.5 million in investments.” After the new library is complete, the existing one will be converted into science labs. Curtis said there is a need tor more room for the science department, and the current library is surrounded by labs. He said the library should provide about six more lab rooms. “So it’s an ideal spot to have a science lab because you already have all the gas lines and lunik-ups in that area,” Curtis said. Turn to Library, Page 2An independent counsel is needed to look into Democratic fund raising. See Opinion, Page 4. ;