New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Golf course clubhouse to see changes. See Page
Goal — $335,000
Donations so far —
To contribute to the United Way, call 620-7760
20 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, December 18,1996
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of Shanna Maiden
Vol 144, No 287
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Shanna Heiden, Jim Edwards, Carolyn Barron, Holly Rickard, Terry Salge (11 years old), Timothy Harris (IO years old). Gregoria Hernandez (on Tuesday), John Daniel Zavala (7 years old), Janine Wright, Norman Gus Fischbeck, Kyle Jarvis Owens (7 years old), L.T. Franco (5 years old), Dina S. Gonzales of Houston (belated), Alex Munoz Jr.. Francisco Fuentes, Blanca Garcia, Andie Garcia and Lorene Cooksey.
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Bill and Kathi Havard (25 years). Robert and Sylvia Davila and Jon and Sherri Eikel (25 years).
To have a birthday or anniver- . sam listed here, call 625-9144.
Mountain Cedar —126 Pigweed — Trace Ragweed — Trace
(Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel)
Comal River — 208 cubic feet per second, same as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well • 623.57 feet above sea level, same as Tuesday.
Canyon Dam discharge — 189 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 321 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909.08 feet above I level (Above conservation pool.)
Now Braunfels Utilities NBL) reports pumping 5 353 mtNton gallons of surface water Tuesday, and no well water was used.
Regulations lack that touch of common sense. See Opinion, Page
United Way tops campaign goal
By ABE LEVY
Organizer* of the United Way drive said this week that they had met this year’s goal of $335,000 to help hind 28 charitable agencies in Comal County “The drive this year went well,” said David Sensing, president of the board, “We had a lot of cooperation from businesses and industries. The board did an excellent job in handling this responsibility. We really appreciate the support that the county has exhibited.”
Board members said 98.8 percent of all collected funds go toward Comal County recipients.
Sensing said additional donations continue coming rn, and could total as much as $40,000 more than the goal. The extra would be used to make up the difference
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Cheer Fund donations sought by newspaper
The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung's 15th annual Cheer Fund campaign will provide food for local needy families Saturday. The fund last year provided Christmas food arid gifts to 200 families in New Braunfels anc Comal County. Donations need to be turned in by Thursday to pay for the food.
■ Richard Koegle — $25
■ Mary J. Billingsley — $25
■ I. Jay and Martha Crist -$20
■ Claude Dickens — $25
■ Larry and Marcia Zunker -$30
■ Howard and Mary Jane Goldstucker — $25
■ Anonymous — $50
■ Anonymous — $50
■ Anonymous — $50
■ John and Connie Feightnen — $20
■ Adelheid Krueger — $15
■ BJ. Condley and Carol Ann Avery — $50
■ Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Joe L Guinn — $50
■ Memorial contribution in honor of Paula Gallerano by Gary L. and M’Lissa Steel — $35
■ First Protestant Church staff — $75
■ Today’s total — $545
■ New total — $3,837 48
Caroling on Plaza planned for Thursday
The 15th annual Caroling on the Plaza, sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts council, will begin at 6 p m Thursday at the Main Plaza. Wa ly Black, director of music at First Baptist Church, will lead the singing. Rosie Gallegos and the Hill Country Chorus will perform The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and flashlights to read the song sheets.
Garza pulls out; Moseley named to head schools
Candidate for interim superintendent skips interview over seating chart
By DENISE DZIUK
Regional doctor wins rescue award
Retired superintendent Thomas Moseley was named interim superintendent for the New Braunfels Independent School District on Tuesday night, after the other candidate was a no show for his final interview.
The no-show candidate, Gonzalo Garza, said he would not work for NB1SD if he could not sit at the board of Trustees' table during hoard meetings.
The Board of Trustees interviewed retired superintendents Moseley and Ciarza last week for the interim position.
Moseley returned on Saturday for a second interview.
Garza was to be interviewed again on Tuesday, but he did not attend the meeting.
Garza said he was told the terms of the contract last week, and that he was the board’s top candidate.
He said the terms of the contract were acceptable, but he said he would not take the job unless he could sit at the same table with board members during meetings.
Outgoing Superintendent Charles Bradbcrry was told in September to no longer sit with the board during its meetings.
The decision, a 4-3 vote, preceded several changes in the school district's administration, including Bradbcrry’s resignation and the requests from high school principal John Turman and assistant principal Chuck Engler to be transferred to other positions in the system.
Garza said it was indicated to him that the majority of members would not change the seating plan.
Garza said he spoke with Bradberry about the second interview, and said he would not attend if the board was simply going to try to change his mind about sitting at the board's table.
"I would not accept that because I believe doing that would diminish the dignity and professionalism of the executive officer of the district," said Ciarza. "I was not about to betray all the other superintendents in Texas by accepting that arrangement.”
Moseley, who was approved unanimously for the position, said the seating arrangement would have been a bigger issue for him if he were considering the position of superintendent. However, as interim superintendent, he said his only concern was getting board members to work together.
"As intenm, my job is to set the ship right, and it doesn’t matter where I sit,” said Moseley "I just mainly want to give stability to the district so the employees can continue doing the gcxxl job they’ve always done.”
Moseley will be given a six-month
By DENISE DZIUK
An emergency room physician who also serves as medical director for the New Braunfels and Canyon Lake Emergency Medical Association recently received statewide recognition for his services.
Dr. John Flanagan, who has served as the medical director for 12 years for the New Braunfels EMS and IO years for the Canyon Lake EMS, was named in November as the Texas EMS Medical Director of the Year.
"His goal is to teach and not put you down for what you don’t know,” stated the letter of nomination submitted by EMS employees.
As the medical director, Flanagan said he tried to offer guidance for the EMS. He helps establish protocol, explains new trends and procedures and holds a monthly review session highlighting procedures paramedics took and the impact it had on the patient.
"We talk about (the month’s activities), and we educate
them,” Flanagan said. “The EMS needs to understand how good of a job they truly are doing ”
Flanagan said the award was not a reflection of him so much as a reflection of the paramedics.
‘This is the EMS of the year. You don’t get this by yourself.... They’re the heroes,” Flanagan said. "That reflects on the quality and care being Dr. John Ranagan given to people in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake.”
Flanagan said the local EMS departments aa* well known for the quality of care they provide. He said the paramedics were versed in various aspects of medical eaa\ and the anention the patient gets in the field makes all the difference "You have to have confidence that these guys know what they’re doing. They can’t just be rookies off the street,” Flanagan said. "We’re the jack of all trades and the master of the first hour (when action is critical).”
‘As interim, my job is to sot tho ship right, and it doesn’t matter whore I sit.’
- Thomas Moseley
contract, to run from Jan I to June 30.
Bradberry said the exact salary has not been determined yet.
However, he said ii likely would be about $395 a day, which is approximately Bradberry’s daily salary.
Moseley said he had known Bradberry for some time, and already had talked with him about the position.
He said that he might come in on his own time before the first of the year to get settled in and begin meeting with staff.
‘I was not about to betray all tho other superintendents in Texas by accepting that (seating) arrangement.’
- Gonzalo Garza