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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas DeathsWeather / Commissioners refuse to survey road groupsBf LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Comal County commissioners Thursday refused to authorize surveying a group of roads suggested by Commissioner Bill George. The commissioners said the roads would be surveyed one at a time for specific projects. George withdrew his motion after he saw that none of the other commissioners supported him. He had requested surveying of Amman, Bat Cave, Blanco, Bulverde, Fischer Store, Hoffman and Purgatory roads. All of the roads have been discussed in previous commissioners court as needing some reconstruction or straightening. “All of these roads we have no recorded survey of the what the county owns. Without these preliminary surveys, our county engineer has nothing to go on, nothing to start with,” George said. “He first has to know how much right-of-way the county actually owns.” In a case George was familiar with, three women offered to donate right of way on Fischer Store Road. “But first we need to know how much we have, so we can find out what we need,” the commissioner said. “In other cases we need to know so that where we plan to straighten a curve, we can begin to talk to land owners about swapping out land.” Commissioner Monroe Wet/ pointed out that doing surveys without priorities set and having a specific project in mind was a waste of money. "We spent $25,000 for a survey of River Road back awhile, thinking we were going to do something there and we never have.” Wetz remembered County Judge Fred Clark opposed the idea because no estimate of cost was available Surveyor Woody Cash said the cost would be about $1,500 per mile, which included cement markers to make a permanent marker of fixed points along the base line so that future surveys could use the same base line. “We only have somewhere about $5,000 set aside for surveying,” Bate Bond, county auditor, said. Wetz also pointed out that once a project was underway a second survey was required, where as if the surveying was done all at once when the project more than an item on a wish list, only one survey was needed. George defended his idea alone until Commissioner Lorenzo “Yankee” Cama.iSlo asked county engineer Clark “Mac” McCoy whether he supported what George was saying. “I have been recommending the county to allow me to do some long-range planning for a long time. Until you get some surveys of these roads, I can’t do anything,” McCoy said. Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Fvans gave a short laugh and said, “There is no differences between us on the need to work on roads. But there is no essence of a plan submitted to the court. We can’t do it all. Once we set priorities, the court would be in a much better position to find the money to do the most pressing projects.” Fvans mentioned Smithson Valley Road was not on the list that George had said and once the new school was built out there the increase in traffic would demand work on that road. When the departments were divided up among the commissioners, Fvans was named liaison for the road department and this item usually would have been presented by him. McCoy thought that the $150,000 in the Farm to Market and Lateral Road Fund was intended for surveying, but ( lark said that an unknown part of that was committed to buy right of way for state projects that the district engineer with the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation had presented. In other business, commissioners awarded a bid for construction of Canyon Park Drive and Westview Drive (to Comal Park) to Fischer Construction, “Before they changed their mind,” a commissioner joked. Fischer’s bid of $30,835 for the main bid was $18,400 cheaper than the next highest bid and $44,400 cheaper than the highest bid by a local firm. Corridor Contracting Inc. of New Braunfels. Commissioners also approved the three alternatives which were extensions of the same roads, for Fischer’s bid of $42,555. The next highest bid was $58,020 for the three extensions. This was the first bid awarded when the bids were opened rather than waiting for the county engineers or county auditor’s recommendation since commissioners had started that procedure. In other business, commissioners approved adding the optional benefit eligibility plan to the county retirement benefits that was discussed in the last commissioners court. The plan will allow some earlier retirements without costing the county any extra taxes. Also commissioners approved a $3,500 contract with Wayne Myers Co. to help the county clerk and county tax collector get the best use of their office space. He will work with the architect on certain parts of the planning. Clark told the two officials that old office furniture would have to be used as much as possible. Myers will recommend what furniture is needed in the offices to finish out the extra space they will get when the courthouse is redone and the annex finishedPutting up decorations Kimberly Preiss puts an ornament on the tree at New Braunfels Savings and Loan while Cheryl Tice tries to decide where to put the ornament she has in her hand. The girls are in Glynda Spears art class at Goodwin Primary. LESLIE KHI* WALL)I HL MALLI ZEI I UNL) Kindergarten through second grades made Christmas decorations. Schools from Comal and New Braunfels districts made decorations for the bank's lobby and tree. Horakl-Zw/fizno, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, December 20,1985 Comal /SD honors teacher, employee A lady who lends her job skills to volunteer activities and Smithson Valley High School’s only librarian in its nine year existence have been chosen as Comal ISI) Fmployee and Teacher of the Month for December. Clara Schnewer has been a cook for cist) for 25 years, the past three .ii < omal Elementary She also served many years as a 4-H leader who specializes in foods and nutrition. Charlsie Hays, wife of board member Bill Hays and mother of two boys, has been the librarian at Smithson Valley ever since the school opened in 1976. She even earned a teaching certificate just so she could get the job “Selecting and ordering books takes a lot of time But I feel I’m here to help the teachers and students," she said In addition to her librarian duties, Hays is University Interscholastic League coordinator and spelling coach, and assists with student coun cli activities at Smithson Valley. “In all my years, I’ve never found a more helpful individual,” said Joe Rogers, SVHS principal “Mrs Hays is one of the best librarians I’ve ever known She tends to every need of the students and teachers in the library, Clara Schreiwer and she is always very cooperative and helpful When Mrs Schnewer isn t work ing, she likes sewing, bowling and gardening, and is a member of the First Protestant Church Schnewer and her husband Fgon have three children, all of whom have gone through the (TSI) system and graduated from Canyon High \ Charlsie Hays School The Schriewers also have six grandparents. Both Schriewer and Hays were honored ut the Dec 16 CISD board meeting at Mountain Valley School. Texas Dry, cool air lingered over most of Texas this morning as a weak cold front reinforced the nighttime chil! Mostly clear skies allowed temperatures to fall below freezing throughout the northwest half of the state, while Gulf moisture brought patchy low clouds into the coastal bend, the National Weather Service said’: Light fog blanketed the lower Rio Grande Valley. By 4 a rn., the cold front had advanced to a Longview-Temple San Angelo line. Temperatures were in the 20s and 30s in the north, while 40s and 50s were reported along the coast and in the lower Valley. Marfa claimed the coolest reading with 21 degrees at 4 a m. while the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station was warmest with 54 The forecast for North Texas calls for mostly fair skies through Saturday with lows in the 20s and highs in the 50s. West Texas should be generally fair through Saturday with lows in the 20s and 30s and highs in the 50s and 60s. South Texas should have fair skies in the north and partly cloudy skies in the south tonight and Saturday Lows should be in the 30s and 40s with highs in the 60s and 70s M.v your Christina* ba a bountiful faast of harmony and Joy with your loved oner Serving you la always a pleaaure . . . NOTE: WE WILL BE OPEN CHRISMTAS EVE TILL 12 NOON AND NEW YEAR S EVE TILL 2:00 TUES. SAT. 10:00 TO 5:00 CLOSED DEC. 25th A 26th AND JAN. let Don’t forget our smoked turkey and party tray* for your holiday parties! Party Trays from $10.00 Huratijaua SbtUocfia SeHkatcaaen Hana libeller Fine Sausage TM ae* St.    625-6140 Seguin Cable Communications System 379-1505, New Braunfels Cable Communcations System 625-3408 Myrtle Coleman Services for Myrtle Coleman of 1437 W Mill will he at 2 p.m. Saturday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. F. Cunningham officiating Burial will follow in Comal Cemetery. Mrs. Coleman, 91, died Dec. 14, at her residence. She was born on May 18. 1894 in Guadalupe County to Bill and Delila (nee McGee) Simmons. On Feb. 22, 1917 in New Braunfels, she married Henry Coleman, who died in 1940 She was a domestic cook, and a member of the Live Oak Baptist Church. She was also associated with the Code of Clan-thians, and the Herons of Jerico. Survivors include her daughter, Maple Leaf Mulkey of Detroit, Mich., step daughter. Viola Barnett of Marion; sons, Ogden Coleman of New Braunfels, and Robert Coleman of Dallas; 13 grandchildren. 44 greatgrandchildren; and IO great-great-grandchildren. Visitation at Doeppenschmidt was offered from 7 this morning until service time. US.>*. SAVINGS BONDS Paying Better Than Ever May Your Holidays Be Brighter with a Special Holiday Gift for You and the entire community from your hometown neighbors at First Federal Savings & Loan Association. A Gift of Christmas Music! 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