New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Teen reporter Tara Williford sharing her work.
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Vol. 139, No. 73
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377*880)
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Feb. 26, 1991
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung would like to wish "Happy Birthday” today to Elena Gonzales, Randy Villarreal, Angelita Garcia and Brenda Gaytan.
Know of a birthday? Call our receptionist at 625-9144 the day before — we’d love to share in the greetings.
Organizers of Saturday’s pro-troop support rally will gather to finalize plans at 7 p jn. today at the VFW Hall, 600 Peace Ave. The rally is an all-volunteer effort. Citizens are encouraged to attend the event beginning at IO a .rn. Saturday on Main Plaza. Among the events already scheduled are a march to Landa Parte, bands, picnic lunch, “Adopt a Service Person” sign-up areas and blood drive. CBers’ meeting
The Comal County React group will meet at IO arn. Saturday at the Startz Cafe in Startzville. The group, which monitors Channel 9 on citizens’ band radio and ferries information on emergencies and natural disasters to the appropriate authorities, is trying to generate public awareness. All CB and Ham radio operators are urged to attend.
A man interested in helping the families of service members has approached the Rev. Jeff Carlton, pastor of'New* Braunfels’ Christ Presbyterian Church, with a unique offer. Knowing that financial pressures likely are mounting, he’ll provide the labor for automobile repairs to the spouses of individuals stationed in the Middle East. The person seeking help must pay for the parts. Interested parties should contact Carlton at 629-0405.
Winter Texan Reception
The Annual Wine and Cheese Society honoring New Braunfels Winter Texans is set for Thursday at the New Braunfels Civic Center from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Complimentary wine and cheese will be served by members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Wurs-tfest Association. Oma and the Oompahs will provide the entertainment.
TC Yard Sale
Teen Connection, 1414 W. San Antonio, will host its regular sixing Yard Sale this Saturday. The sale will include a wide assort ment of winter merchandise, along with clothes by the bag, shoes, furniture and toys.
Nature’s Way moved
The February Nature's Way program, "Introduction to Bird Identification," was postponed last week because of rain. The activity, sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, has been rescheduled for Feb. 28 from 4 to 5 pm. at the Landa Park Gazebo. Children ages 5 to 14 will join the park ranger in an introduction tour to bird identification and bird watching. Participants wil have the opportunity to meet, SM STAMMTISCH, Page 2
Monday’s high in New Braunfels was 54 and the overnight low temperature was a chilly 37 degrees. Rainfall in the last 24 hours recorded from 7 am. Monday to 7 am. today is .24 inch. For forecasts, see Page 2.
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City prohibits daytime watering
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
A ban restricting residents from watering their lawns in the middle of the day was unanimously approved by New Braunfels City Council Monday night.
Council approved the first of three readings of the ordinance, which would prohibit landscape watering between IO am. and 8 p.m.
This Ord inace would be exactly the same as the landscape water restrictions applied in San Antonio, said Mayor Amo Becker.
However, additional restrictions would apply from the city’s water ordinance if the aquifer dropped below a certain level.
Currently, there are no constraints on water usage in New Braunfels, and the new regulations would help the Edwards Aquifer's preservation which is “a critical situa-
Becker won’t be running
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
New Braunfels Mayor Amo Becker said he will not be running for reelection this year because of the amount of time involved with the job.
"The primary reason is that I need to spend more lime in the business and them arc also family members involved," said Becker of his decision.
A mayor is under enormous obligations that take up a great deal of lime
tion,” he said.
The Edwards Aquifer is 8-feet below normal and if it gets too low, the Comal Springs could dry up and the city would lose its water attractions for the tourist industry, he said.
Many people already have requested an ordinance restricting landscape watering all year long, he said.
Last year, directors of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution urging council members to provide an ordinance that would require year-round limitations on lawn watering.
The resolution requested City Council to amend its water conservation ordinance to include limited lawn watering from 7 pm. to 9 am. throughout the year.
Council members are expected to approve the second and third reading on the ordinance in subsequent weeks.
Bank’s donations to let city extend Fredericksburg Road
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
In a 7-0 vote, New Braunfels City Council members Monday approved Citizens National Bank’s donation of two tracts of land and $20,000 to extend Fredericksburg Road.
Council accepted the 0368-acre tract, located at the intersection of Fredericksburg Road and Landa Street to serve as a right-of-way between the two roads.
This project is an enhancement of the Landa-Fredericksburg Drainage Project, which was built to stop flooding at the intersection, said City Manager Paul Grohman.
“This gives us the rare opportunity to work with a private party. I think it's good for the bank and good for us," he said.
"They need that road in there and
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'The primary reason is that I need to spend more time in the business and there are also family members involved."
— Mayor Amo Becker
— much more than anticipated, he said.
However, Becker said he will miss serving on city council.
"It’s been a real experience (because) when you’re on the council, you naturally become aware of things most people are not aware of,” he said.
As a result, council members become involved with the city and it becomes a very fulfilling role, he said.
Becker, who owns Becker Motor Company was elected to City Council in May 1988. He was elected mayor in May 1990 replacing Doug Miller.
Becker represents District 3 on City Council. After elections each April, council members select the mayor for one-year terms.
Man jailed on assault warrants
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Nsws Editor
A New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail today after he was arrested Sunday at his home on warrants issued out of Dallas County and by the FBI stemming from charges of sexual child assault.
James Calvin Lewis, 60, was arrested by New Braunfels police at his apartment on Academy Street and remains in jail without bond.
A local investigation by New Braunfels police turned up information that Lewis was wanted out of Dallas County, said New Braunfels Police Detective Paul Peterson.
Dallas warrants were on charges of aggravated sexual contact with a child, and two counts of indecency with a child and the FBI warrant on a charge of flight to avoid prosecution.
Peterson said he expects to file two local charges against Lewis today. Lewis will soon be transported to Dallas County, he said.
CISD will seek local applicants
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
The search for a Comal Independent School District superintendent will be limited to in-house applicants.
The board of trustees Monday night, after meeting behind closed doors for an hour, authorized acting superintendent Dr. Arlen Ti ck en to port the position in-house to receive applications and statements of interest for the position.
"We are looking inside for the time being,” said Board President Lee Heels.
Trustees are searching for a superintendent to replace Bill Brown, who died of cancer in December 1990. Tieken has been serving as acting superintendent since he was appointed by the board Jan. IO. He now has the authority to execute all documents on behalf of the district.
Tieken said last night he would apply for the permanent position.
"There’s nine or IO individuals within the district that are qualified or certified and if they are interested in this position what we are wanting to do is to get their application,” said board member Leroy Goodson.
Applications must be submitted to the board president by March 15.
The vote was unanimous to search in-house for a superintendent. Board members include Lee Heels, Leroy Goodson, Tom Potter, Larry Wenzel. Bill Smith, Bill Hays and Clay "Spud” George.
Potter will seek another term
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Comal Independent School District Trustee Tom Potter is the first person to file for a position on the May 4 school board election ballot.
“It’s just no time to get out — there’s too much at stake,” said Potter minutes after he filed for re-election. He filed after the school board meeting Monday night. "We need »
experience on the board. We Hotter
need responsibility on the board and I think I can provide both those things.”
Potter has served on the Comal 1SD board of trustees since he ran for the port in 1985. He is personnel director at LAH Packing Company.
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The activity of tossing a flying plastic disk makes that cold, boring wait for the school bus warmer and more interesting for Noah Gomez. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
CISD teams first, third at decathlon
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Comal Independent School District students who took top honors at the Texas Small School Academic Decathlon in Fort Worth Sunday are the shining suns at home this week.
"I think it ref!ecu not only on the coaches that were directly involved with the team. But it also reflecu upon the quality of the teachers that those students had throughout their careen,” said Acting Superintendent Dr. Arlen Tieken.
Students from Smithson Valley High School and Canyon High School participated in the Decathlon along with 23 other Texas schools with school enrollment of 1,000 students or less.
Based on their grade-point average, members compete in either honors, vanity or scholastic categories. Each competitor delivers both an impromptu md a prepared speech, is interviewed by a panel of judges and writes a timed essay. Team members are given objective tests in mathematics. science, social studies, econom
ics, language and literature and fine ans.
The Smithson Valley team placed first overall, with the Canyon High team placing third.
Members of the Smithson Valley team also won first place in the Super Quiz where students fielded questions before an audience. Each member of this team was awarded $750 of the $27,000 in scholarship awards Airing a luncheon Sunday which closed the event in Fort Worth.
Members of the team are Matt
Kortz, Steven Ormrod, Sandra Upshaw, Chenrice Brown, Kelly Hol-dridge, Shane Vinall, Arthur Langen-berg, John Marquis and Andrew Moch. Coaches are Ann Rider and Ann Sparks.
Members of the Canyon High team received scholarships of $250 each. Members are Nicole Evans, Tim Metzger, Rayman Kinman, Elizabeth O'Keefe, Travis Colleran, Glenda Hendricks, Kenny Bowen, Mart sis
Parra and Warren Ferguson. Coaches Bes DfiCATMLON, Pa»» t