New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 15, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 Pages in one section ■ Tuesday, Feb. 15,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of JOVITA PEREZ
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Jovita Perez, Teresa Urias, Stanley Hummel (belated), Mary Lee Blvona, Wanda Farr, Jovita Flores, Harold Poggemeyer, Lonnie Schmidt, Frank Sluga, Clell Yancy, Thelma Hopper, Stanley Bird, Clayton W. Shoff. Happy Anniversary to Mr. A Mrs. DanM Bojo (belated.)
WORD meeting set for Feb. 16 in Settler
A regular meeting of the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District will be held on Feb.
16 at 6:45 p.m. at the Canyon Lake Action Center, 1941 FM 2673 in Sattler.
Among items to be discussed in a workshop agenda will be river clean up strategics and a review of the revenue and expense budget for 1994.
Among items on the action agenda will be the authorization of a clean up of the upper river, Canyon Lake and the lower river in conjunction with National River Clean Up Week. Also, the authorization to advertise for an additional employee, authorize a public hearing on glass and styrofoam ordinance, and continuing litigation with Canyon Lake Marina, Cranes Mill Marina and Jane Abbott.
Writer Visitors reception Thursday
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the Wurstfest Association will sponsor a Winter Visitors Reception on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin St.
Door prizes will be given away. Music will be provided by Oma & theOompahs.
Darden Club meeting scheduled for Fob. 15
The New Braunfels Garden Club will meet today at 2:15 p.m. st Molly Joe's Restaurant, 1153 Oasis St.
Call MU Duhon at 620-3067 by Saturday for reservations.
St. Ann’s to moot Fob. 17at KC Hall
St. Ann's Christian Mother's Altar Society will meet on Thursday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Penelope Church, Dowtown Projects Director, will be the guest speaker.
Canyon Aristooats win Sweepstakes
The Canyon High School Aria-tocats drill team won five awards, including a Sweepstakes award at the Heart O’ Texas, according to Allyaon DeMasco Siddons, the team's director and choreographer The 23-member team competed Saturday against at least 20 other class 4A teams.
A feature story on the team, with photo, will appear in the Wednesday Herald-Zeitung.
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Early voting to begin tomorrow
From staff reports
Early voting for the March 8 Primary Election starts Feb. 16 at the Comal County Courthouse Annex, Room 306.
The polls at the Courthouse annex will be opened from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and thru March 4.
The Courthouse annex will also be open for early voting on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Temporary early voting polls will be open at the Lone Star School on Monday, Feb. 21, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Canyon Lake Action Center on Monday, Feb. 28, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Garden Ridge Municipal Complex on Tuesday, March I, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Bulverde Community Center on Thursday, March 3, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Election day for the primaries is March 8 with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Polling sites will be listed in the paper after March 3.
Sexual assault suspect turns himself in
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Comal County sheriffs deputies arrested Billy Ray Vickers, 49, of Pasadena on charges of aggravated sexual assault and indecency with a child!
Vickers turned himself in at the Comal County Sheriffs Office at 12:20 a.m. Monday, according to Deputy Chief Elwood Hoherz. He was wanted on six warrants for aggravated sexual assault and two warrants for indecency with a child.
Vickers allegedly sexually assaulted his girlfriend’s two daughters at their home in Canyon Lake. The children were living with their mother and her boyfriend at a residence near Canyon Lake.
The two children, ages 8 and ll, were taken into custody by officials from Child Protective Services in September.
The girls’ mother was arrested on Jan. 20 on charges of endangering a child. She was arrested at her workplace.
The charges were classified as a class A misdemeanor. Bond was set at $500. The suspect has paid the bond and been released.
Wedding with Valentines touch
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Mark Jenschkt (left) and Stormy Storms (right) exchanged wadding vows yesterday at Colonial Manor Care Center In New Braunfels. The former Ms. Storms Is an employee of Colonial Manor. The couple decided to have a Valentines Day wedding for an added romantic touch.
Airspace pact close at hand
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The city of New Braunfels may be close to reaching agreement concerning the put- _ Special meeting -chase of airspace own* by two Tonight, 6:30 pm at New families that live near the New Braunfels Municipal Braunfels Municipal Airport. Building.
The city council will meet in
an executive session at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the New Braunfels Municipal Building.
A tentative agreement was reached at 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel who has been working on the negotiations with the families. The airspace is owned by the Marvin Westmeyer and Wayman Krueger families.
Marvin Westmeyer said he had no comment on the matter at this time. Seidel also would not comment on the proposed terms of the agreement.
“We have agreed on certain items. There are other things we would be glad to do if we were not dealing with a higher-up governmental entity,” he said.
“We don’t want to have to go to court. The minute we go to court, it will cost us so much money and neither party will benefit from it,” said Seidel.
During a meeting in January, the city council authorized the city to go ahead with condemnation proceedings in order to acquired the 14.82 acres of airspace. At that time, the owners of the airspace were given IO days to make a decision. However, the city continued negotiations after the IO days and did not proceed in court.
The airspace in question is located at the end of a runway at the airport. It is needed in order for the city to receive a $1.4 million grant from the federal government. The grant will be used to make airport improvements and to acquire the airspace.
Council tables decision on LCRA lease
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
City council members voted last night to table a decision on whether or not to continue a lease between the Lower Colorado River Authority and the city of New Braunfels for approximately 18 acres of land adjacent to Landa Park.
The land in question surrounds the old Comal Power Plant on Landa Street The land was leased from LCRA in 1987. The lease continues until Feb. 28,2037.
The property was originally leased to be used for park purposes. However, Mayor Rudy Seidel told the council Monday night that the cost of making the 17 acres look like the rest of Landa Park was estimated to be between $1.1 million and $1.2 million.
“Number one, we don’t have the money. If we had $1 million, there would be so many other things that could be done with it for the benefit of the people of New Braunfels,” he said.
“LCRA has had other offers to do something with the property,’’ said Seidel.
Several city residents spoke to the council about future uses of the property and said they hoped the council would continue to be concerned about how the land was used.
Recently a local group known as the Spirit of 76 has expressed an interest in using the building and property for a museum.
Residents expressed their concern over possible increases in traffic in the area and the preservation of the property near Landa Park.
Texas Commerce President Bob Smith said he would hate to see the city relinquish control of the property so abruptly when they could control it for the next 45 years.
New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees President Gene Momhinweg said he believes the city should continue the lease. “It would be a great addition to Landa Park,” he said.
Former city council member James Goodbread
said he also believes the city should stay in the lease. Goodbread was on the council when the city originally entered into the lease.
“You can always do it (end the lease) at a later time. We have a large piece of property for dose to nothing,” he said Goodbread also told council members they would not be able to give up the lease and still have control over the property.
“You’re either going to have to dance or not dance,” he said District 2 council member Mary Serold said she was concerned about the city’s responsibility concerning the recent finding of arsenic in the soil at the area.
The council is expected to take up the matter again after results from soil testing at the property are returned. Representatives from NBU are expected to meet with LCRA officials on Wednesday. City Manager Mike Shantis said more information might be available after that meeting.
NBISD’s Bradberry chosen for academy
Mardi Gras New Braunfels
From staff reports
Cherie* Bradberry, superintendent at New Braunfels Independent School District, has been chosen as one of 20 school superintendents in Texas to parddpste in the Lamar Univeraity-Beaumora Superintendent Academy.
“Participation it by invitation only,” said Dr. Bob Thompson, director. ’The 20 were chosen from a list of more than IOO nominees from throughout Texas.
The selection is an honor not only to the superintendent, but also to his board. Without the support of forward-looking boards, no superintendent could have achieved the level of success and recognition these superintendents have attained.”
The advance leadership training center on Lamar’s Beaumont campus is fonded by grants from IBM Eduquest, Quantum Solutions and the Texas Education Agency.
It provides senior level executive training for superintendents recognized as leaders in their profession.
At the academy Bradberry will review the latest technology for enhancing student learning, participate in seminars conducted by Dr. Herbert Wong, one of the nation's Charles foremost trainers of
Bradberry Fortune 500 com
pany executives, and receive instruction in Team Focus, a software program used by business leaders.
The academy last a foil year and ii designed to provide professional growth opportunities with the least amount of time away from the district. Sessions will be held on five weekends at Lamar.
Superintendents will also visit other exemplary school districts of similar size. The schedule is planned so tht over half of the training will be on Saturdays or during the summer when school is not in session.
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