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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAYCanyon soccer teams sweep Bastrop. See Page 5 50 CENTS New Braunfels Heralu SnS'uL,n009 10/22/99 •ASO, TX 79?o :,,~ 12 pages in one section ■ Thursday, February 13,1997 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Home of Chart!* Sattar ting Vol 145, No. 66 Editorial..............!.........................4 Sports.....................................5 Comics.........................................8 Marketplace.............................9-12 Dear Abby.....................................3 Stammtisch Birthday wishM from the HerahUoHiaig! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Ruth Pharts, William Potter, JoBeth Jimeraon, Tripper ^ewts, Nicholas Biteche, Ray Tovar, Charlie Setter, Brooks Radhi (9 years old), Wilma McLaughlin, Stanley Hummel, Heratelinda Hernandez. Happy anniversary wishes go to: Daniel and Rojo Hortence <45years), Mr. and Mrs. Jaime Hernandez. To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, coli 625-9144. PoNan Count MOW —106 (PoMn mMaurtd in para par cubic maisr of air. Information provided by Or Prank HampeL) nnrar iniuviiwinivi Comal Rivar — 230 cube feet per second, down 16 tom Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wa! — 62368 feet above sea level, up .09. Canyon Dam discharge —146 cfs Canyon Lake inflow —235 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909.16 feet above ate level. (Above conservation pool.) New Braunfels UMMm NSU reports pumping 4.836 mlKon gallons of surface waler Wednesday, and 136,500 galons of wa! water were used Citywide jirifli SRI# accepting donations The Children s Museum in Now Braunfels will hold Es annual Citywide Garage Sale from 10 a m. to 4 p.m. March 2 at the Civic Center. Booth rental is $25 for one and $20 for each additional. Admission is $1 for adults with a $2 maximum per family. Donations are being accepted. Call 620-0939 for information. Sonior Sweetheart Dane# on tap Friday Comal County Senior Citizens Center will hold a pof-luck supper and Sweetheart Dance at 6 30 p.m. Friday at 655 Landa St. A dance will follow. Bring a meat and side dish vegetable/dessert. The Center will provide tea/coffee. BVOB for dance time; the Center has ice and set-ups. A $2 donation will be accepted at the door I Wlntar visitors roc option today A free reception for winter visitors is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 pm today at the Civic Center. including door prizes, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks. Live music is offered by The Happy Travelers The event is sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Charrier of Commerce Fro# Amalic an music concert today The New Braunfels Music Study Club (TFMC, NFMC) invites the public to its Parade of American Music at 7:30 p.m. today in the Family Life Center of First Protestant Church. Rousing band music by the Comal Community Band is scheduled along with showboat medley by the New Braunfels Community Chorale and barbershop harmonies by the Hill Country Chorus Admission is free Christian Academy registration opens Fall registration at the New Braunfels Christian Academy opens today for Pre-K 3 through 10th grade. The school is located at 995 Mission Hills Drive Call 629-6222 for information. * Mrs. New Braunfels puts emphasis on ‘children first’ By ABE LEVY Staff Writer SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Milan!* Amb* Melanie Rac A mbs’ 20-month-old daughter provides an extra spark during youth meetings at St. John's Episcopal Church. The 26 jumor-and senior-high age youth don't know sometimes how to act before the rambunctious toddler in front of their teen-age peers “One moment they’re trying to be so cool and the other moment, a kid’s crawling on the floor trying to entertain her,” Ambs said. “I think it’s good to see the reality of a baby. I don't think they realize the time it takes.” Youth have become a pnonty for Ambs, the first Mrs. New Braunfels candidate in the Mrs. Texas International 1997 Pageant, who left her successful computer business to raise her daughter June filii time. Armed with the platform “Children First,” the 27-year-old mother came to New Braunfels three years ago from the Dallas area and said she hopes to promote the importance of' supporting young people through the competition. Melanie Bae Ambs is New Braunfels' first contestant in the Mr*. Texas international 1997 Pageant In San Antonio, which is scheduled to begin Friday and continue through Sunday. For more information, call the director's office at (210) 5906877. The following is a schedule of events: TaAayi Orientation, closed to the public. PMayi Interviews begin at 10 am, Valentine s Bail in evening at the Holiday Inn, northwest location at Interstates 10 and 410 Saturday! Aerobics wear competition begins at 8 a rn. at the Zaragosa Theater at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio with evening wear competition to follow: free parking will be provided; tickets cost $25. Sunday: 10 finalists competition starts at 2 pm, at the Zaragosa Theater; tickets cost $35 "This particular pageant has such a focus on what can I bring to New' Braunfels and what can I bring for children,” Ambs said. “It promotes positive values. There’s a real need for that today.” The competition is scheduled to begin Fnday at Fiesta Texas in San Antonio with one-on-one interviews, which represent 50 percent of the overall scores. The rest of the judging is based on aerobic wear and evening gown competition, which is scheduled for Saturday. Later that evening, the pool of 36 candidates will be trimmed to IO. The finalists will compete in all the categories again Sunday afternoon when the Mrs. Texas winner will be announced. The winner will compete in tile international competition in August in either Tyler or a location in Louisiana, said pageant director Shonme Bray. That competition will include representatives from each of the 50 states and a few from foreign countries. Ambs, who participated in the parade for the Downtown Lighting ( ceremony, was chosen from six applicants to represent the city in this competition, Bray said. This competition, which is paid for by sponsors of the contestants, is unique because it emphasizes community involvement and commitment to family, Bray said. “(Participants) celebrate what they've accomplished in life rather than a springboard,” she said. “These women aa* stable in their lives from the support of their husband and friends Most women in our age group are looking for a way to give hack to their communities ” Last year, the 40 contestants logged 4,5(X) hours of community service in their perspective cities throughout Texas, Bray said. Ambs, who participated in drama activities in high school, said the competition will help her in promoting charitable groups in New Braunfels and work with youth. She plans to conduct a workshop tor girls, called Beauty Inside & Out, that will benefit Family Outreach. She alw) plans to promote fund-raisers for Family Outreach and I ai Lee he League, speaking engagements for two local organizations, and participate in Wassailfest and Glowfest next year. “New Braunfels is family oriented and has some more traditional values than (the Dallas area),” Ambs said. "That’s part of the reason for my moving here a place where we go to the store and they know you." lot - dfOMAC* NWS * Ami moM ofConnu aotinal rainfall iv*- rn upon OQnfMMB ok huh nm ivwigc Rom October 1995 to January. , New BNneisfldBtihi bes received 23*22 inches of nun bubal period* I ms [email protected] w mc wcrsja ©»    HwUos    i  —_  .................. angili haajI a *liiiblA**n4 iff SHBI ilBBII Mi IBywywlI FSC ti arg# rainfall* That is whan all thrif cask haets ara full of water.1 — Jeanne Janes. Edward Aquifer Authority spokeswoman to tame time period, which is 52 percent of its normal rainfBll. "bl San Marcos, it is three-quarters of its normal average, in San Antonio it is only 50 percent normal and down south and east of San Antonio it is running from 60 to 70 percent,” Williams said. Batton said rainfall projections for the next 90 days will be normal for the time period. The normal rainfall average is 34.11 inches a year Williams said the forecast for today calls for mostly cloudy skies with temperatures in the low 50s. Another weather system will come arrive Friday and bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms with temperatures in the 50s. On Saturday, Williams said it would be breezy with decreasing cloudiness. Lows are expected to be in the 30s and highs in the 60s. Jeanne Janes, Edwaids Aquifer Authority (pokes-woman, said the aquifer level is 17 feet below its normal average. In an average year such as 1995 tot level would be about 672 feet Janes said the aquifer level is 649.6 feet, six feet under the 633.6tot recorded a year ago. "In 1996, we stayed above 650 feet until the end of April,” she said "Then we had our drop in May” The rainfall average has increased a bit if you compare it from Oct. 19% thru February of this year, Janes said. "We still need a significant recharge rainfall,” Janes said. “That is when all dry creek beds are frill of water.” CISD board filing on tap District 1,2 and 5 seats up for vote By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Three seats on the Comal Independent School District Bourd of Trustees will be up for election in May, and the period to file for those seats begins Monday. The CISD board til' trustees consists of one representative from each of the seven geographical single-member districts within the school district. CISD bookkeeper Jo Schwab said the three seats up for election are districts 1, 2 and 5. Currently, Lee Heels represents District I, Dan Krueger represents District 2 and I X*ruld I ai Rue represents District 5. Schwab said the filing period for the May 3 elections opens Monday, und individuals will have until March 19 to throw their hats into the ring. She said there are three Katie qualifications for filing. "They have to be a registered voter and they have to have lived in the (single member) district for six months or more.” said Schwab. Schwab stud individuals wanting to file for a place on the ballot need to complete the proper paperwork. She said they can come by the CISD Central Office, 1421 North Business 35. Schwab said typically, two or three individuals will run fbi a scat, depending on whether the incumbent runs for re-election “A lot of times when the incumbent doesn’t file, more people will run for a seat, and I don't know if the incumbents are running again," said Schwab. She said individuals interested in filing for a seat or voting in die upcoming election can determine their districts by looking at their voter registration card. The card will have "CIS” followed by a number on the righ-hand side DISTRICT PROFILES The following are brief descriptions of the three .districts that will hold elections to fill seats on the Comal County Independent School District Board of Trustees ■ District 1: Located in the New Braunfels area, and includes streets east of Mission Valley Textiles; Rhine Terrace; Summerwood. and the Rtveriest area south of Common Street and River Acres Drive. ■ District 2; Bordered by Hays County line, Purgatory Road, FM 306 and the Guadalupe River to the Comal/Guadalupe County line and includes Guadalupe County, both sides of Highway 46. north of the Guadalupe River; Hunter Road; Royal Forest; the Rivercrest area north of Common Street and River Acres Drive, and Hoffman Lane ■ District 5: Bordered by the Kendall County line, Highway 281, FM 2673, and the Cibolo Creek and includes Smithson Valley north of FM 3159, Bulverde west of U.S 281 and north of Cranes Mill Road, The Woods at Spring Branch and the CISD portion of Kendall County.Time to clear up seating issue. 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