New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
vol. 96, No. 4
One Section, IO Pages
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Comal County Child Advocacy Inc. will swear In eight new advocates at Its monthly meeting Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. In the new Comal County Courthouse Annex state district courtroom. This very important agency serves to represent the rights of children in cases involving abuse and neglect. Congratulations to the eight advocates and our thanks to CCA for its hard work and long hours. ..
Cloppity-clop, dopplty-clop. The Mountaineers Dogging Dub will host a clogging get together Saturday, January 16, from 4 to IO p.m. at the VFW Hall in Sattler. doggers and the public are invited....
In last Sunday’s edition, we printed a Business Brief stating the engineering and survey firm of Schutz-Cude and Associates, a general partnership, was dissolving, but would reopen under the same name. Not quite. The survey and engineering company remains open and in business, albeit under the name Shutz-Cude and Associates Incorporated. It was a fine point under the provisions of Texas' Business and Commerce Code that we didn’t quite make clear, so anyone under the impression that Shutz-Cude 4 Associates Inc. was going out of business please be advised that is not the case. The firm is healthy and hearty as a New Braunfels business at 2007IH35 West...
Our offer of rain gauges for people willing to keep their fellows informed of rainfall across Comal County has received a resounding response. All but two or three rain gauges are spoken for. We will shortly publish where those gauges are and likely will add a few more in the near future. Look for rainfall totals beginning within a week or so, that is if it rains, which in Texas is Just a matter of time. ..
Rudy Rubio, chief Comal County Sheriffs Department investigator, was having coffee with a couple of media types at Krause’s Cafe Tuesday morning, (today) and admitted he had set off one small bottle rocket inside the city limits over the New Year’s holiday. He just couldn’t resist, but then our sheriffs department is a hot shot place, so we can’t fault Rudy for his zeal in celebrating the advent of what we hope is a safe and productive year tor our sheriffs department. ..
Everybody know what a W-4 Is? Well, even lf you da the little boogers are more complicated in 1M7. The W-4, by the way, is that form that tells Uncle Sugar and the IRS how many withholding allowances you are claiming. The HAR Block office at 138 N. Casten (625-3810) will help you figure out your W-4 at no charge. Call ’em and dig out your 1985 return to bring with you. All this is according to Georgina Terry of the office....
Kickoff for the Mothers March of Dimes in New Braunfels is Jan. IO, according to organiser Pat dayton. Packet pick up will take place in the conference room of New Braunfels National Bank. KMM) N. Walnut, between IO a m. and 2 p.m. that day. during which time informational nims and promotional materials will be available. Last year the Mothers March of Dimes here had •7 volunteers and collected some 83.200 This year they hope to double both those numbers, at toast collecting IS,OOO for this very worthy
Hydro meeting features money
by SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
New Braunfels Utilities are well represented as finance discussions begin between the utility company and the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority concerning the proposed Canyon Dam hydroelectric project.
NBU Manager Bob Sohn along with NBU Board Presider>\-Jfne Mor-nhinweg and NBU attorney Tom Burros are meeting with financial consultants in Dallas today to discuss the details of a proposed $12.5 million bond issue to fund the project that has been on the drawing board for six years
“At this point, it’s a meeting to discuss the financing that will be required if the utilities and GBRA should go forward with the project,” Burrus said. The Dallas meeting is hosted by Soloman Brothers financial consultants.
David Welsch, GBRA’s planning director, said the meeting will just begin the process of working out the details of the proposed project.
“They kind of put a work group together of consultants, GBRA people and NBU people to work through the (bond) issue to get that ready for approval,” he said.
“They do the paperwork to get that ready for presentation” to the New Braunfels Qty Council, Welsch said. GBRA’s board of directors voted last summer to authorize the bond issue.
James Cooksey, GBRA’s controller, will represent the river authority in Tuesday’s discussions. GBRA will sell the bonds for the project and the city of New Braunfels would repay the river authority for the cost of the hydroelectric project.
NBU has agreed to be the sole customer for the generating plant
See HYDRO, Page 2
New Braunfels Utilities employees Bob DiFonzo and Johnny Allen balance in their buckets high above the traffic on Union
Street as they work to upgrade the utility taps to AACKenna Memorial Hospital.Interim drainage plan on agenda
The New Braunfels Drainage Committee will consider the need to adhere to the Texas open meetings laws during their Wednesday meeting to begin at 7 p m. at the New Braunfels Utilities meeting room on the Main Plaza
Committee members will consider the recommendation that New
Braunfels City Council approve requests for proposals from engineering firms to study and document the drainage situation and submit a watershed management plan for the city
Also during the meeting, the com mittee will review recommendations from the Dec. so subcommittee
workshop The committee will consider an informational program concerning the interim drainage ordinance and proposed watershed management plan.
Committee members also will con adet a recommendation to the coun cli concerning the deletion and addition of members to the committee
New Braunfels women hurt in Monday mishap
An accident Monday sent two New Braunfels women to McKenna Memorial Hospital with injuries where they were treated and released, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Viola Gonzalez and Susan Gonzalez. of 512 Hidalgo, were the driver and passenger, respectively, in a 1983 Buick Park Avenue that was struck by a car driven by Connie Kroiczyk, 36, of 372 W. Nacodoches in New Bratmfels.
Kroiczyk, driving a 1981 Oldsmobile Delta 88, was cited by police for disregarding a red light
According to a police account of the accident. Kroiczyk ran a
flashing red light while southbound on FM 725 and struck the Gonzalez vehicle, traveling east on the access road of Interstate 35. The Gonzalez car was struck in the driver’s side, the impact sending both cars well clear of the intersection.
Viola Gonzalez. 26, and Susan Gonzalez, riding in the rear left side, received minor cuts and bruises. Three other passengers in the car were uninjured. The injured were transported to the hospital by EMS
Kroiczyk and her six-year-old daughter also received minor injuries but did not seek medical treatment, according to reports.
Commission to review pl at limit
faring cbmnkssfon toning is sr-peeled to recommend City County create a time-limit ordnance on final plat approvals.
The meeting is aet for 7:30 p.m.
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Under the commlsotan's ie quirt, final plat approvals would be effective tor a year. A Ona! girt be apod tar rtx
available through an extension, lf no development boo taken ptnoo by that brae, the developer would have to Ole a new roqnert with tho
pose! no on ordinance, three public tendtngi would have lo bt
coted go into city codes. Planning Director Mike
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NBISD facing more growth
Parks board may increase fees
The first meeting of the new year for the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory board will have the board looking at some foe increases and implementing user fess to help offset development and main-tainance costs The meeting gets underway tonight at 7 at the park’s department Landa Park office One recommendation to be made to Oty Council next Monday night by the board will be to increase costs for annual swimming pool passes. According to Parks and Recreation
Director David Whatley the proposal could provide for approximately 812.000 yearly in extra revenues to maintain and improve local swimming facilities.
Under the proposal, children's pi— would Increase from 810 to 815 annually, adult’s passes would be raised from 829 to ISO, senior rates would go from HO to 825, and family passes would increase from 835 to •SO
Although daily entrance fees would See PESO, Pats!
By SARAH DUKE Start Writer
The superintendent of New Braunfels Independent School District said the new year will mean another struggle with continued growth and financial constraints for the school district.
NBISD superintendent Charles Brad berry said he expects to spend much of the coming year trying to keep up with the growing number of students in the New Braunfels schools.
“We’ve got to do some immediate planning for development in elementary levels.’’ he said. "Our growth level was about twice what was projected this part year ... We’re out of —ce."
Bradberry said both Memorial Primary and Lamar schools are at capacity. “When we moved in last February to Memorial, we had some —re room, but not anymore,” he said.
The new primary school has 24 classrooms, ail of which are full now “The growth level, especially at the elementary grade level, is something we’re going to have to deal with.”
The superintendent couldn’t say for certain that a bond issue will be necessary in 1987 for construction of new schools. ”A bond issue is always a possibility,” he said. “That’s the main way of funding mort construction and that's something we will probably be looking et this year
’’Just when you get to the end of aNBISD to consider applications
The New Braunfels Independent acnooi District ooara ok trustees will consider in fog a
teaching potation at Tse) Oosnoc* lion during an executive Seaton Tuesday aft the NBISD Education Prater on urn street dyde Jacobs Jr. rrtpad IIM teaching prarttow to take ofUee ae a Comal Chanty OommtotaoNr. Tora Connection has two teachers who work with atudrafte ta the day school for teenage girls who do not attend the public school.
Chartae Bradberry. NBMD’s superintendent, saki Meadey that tbs applicant for the teaching portion will not be authortsed lev til the board’s regular monthly meeting later this month,
Tho Tuesday meeting. whisk will begin at 7 p.m.. to a study aa* ■ton. Tho board will not taho action during tbs matting.
Alto during tho ohcbNii ago-Mon. tho board will consider a property matter.
construction project, you see more on the horizon.” he said.
Besides handling growth, Bradberry said NBISD will face continued financial constraints from the
state level He said he plans to work hard with legislators and lobbyists dealing with state financing changes.
“But there are indications that more costs may be passed on to the local school level,” he said. Bradberry said one of his prime concerns is that there is less control of the school system at the local level, while at the same time, there is an increase in the amount of state-mandated programs that must be funded locally.
“But that’s not a new trend,’’ he said.
Bradberry said he plans to work toward maintaining the level of quality in teaching and administration at NBISD. “We have to continue to develop ways to stay on top.” he said, adding that he hopes to continue to attract quality eduators and to keep them
NBISD has attracted quality teachers and administrators by maintaining a reputation of quality and by offering competitive salaries, he said.
“Quality people want to teach in school districts that have a good reputation." he said. “We’re not having a problem at this point being competitive.”
One means of developing good morale among teachers and administrators is to promote from within the district, Bradberry said. ”1 would like to get to the point where we can do that all the time,” he said,
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Ladd—Air Force Baas bae TO part-time jobs open as we —ak (write, rather)- The potations range from security officer to officer training school Bight commanders
“w, ,r, hMrt-s New Braunfels saw some new
don't know atm* (ham." teem In Wlond mid ioodtoyo to
ttysLt. Obi. Hobart A. Gibson, oomo old Mondo. It woo a you-ol ae-
public affairs director. The p—tam compiishment for many and definite-
ara rara to all tormor military lye year to remember,
manglers- For more information. Dan Sedgwick retired as pretadrat
contact Jim Goodtaon at Lackland <4 Dote* Corporation. Sedgwick
at (812) 871-988.... worked tor the company for 22 years
The Comal Comty Courthouse An-nax went up and construction was TIM M0HU convicted recently mikiitt anirn
CUSSIPIBO................ county emptayem happy.
COMICS..................6-7 Sen. John Traeger of Heflin was
CROSSWORD.............16 named Texan of the Year at the 29th
MAR AMY..............16 ***** Texas Legislative Con
AmaM||nmoa( • foresee. Troogor served es stateAv. ..............J —tor from District a tar Byears.
MINIONS.................• Downtonw businessmen EverettSPORTS................ • • •» Meyer, 81. died Jan. a. MA Meyer
WRATMRR.................I was the manager of the Paul Bn—
1986 remembered as year off change
The big cowboy in front of the Country Comer Restaurant on Interstate ss in Schertz ’’moved along.” The net mr ant dosed after serving es e local milestone for more than 17 years.
Roxolin Krueger was named the 1885 Besmiling Award winner.
New Braunfels city officials hired William Dobrowolaki as the new city
Braunfels Junior Mise Fab. 22.
MBank opened its new facilities on the Plaza March I. The new building has 22.800 square (eta of office space
Smithson Valley High School sophomore Karl A. Grosser. IO, was kilted In a fiery collision between his car and an escorted it-wheel sr Grosser, from Bulverde, was on his way to school tho morning of the acet
ol a ude Scruggs retired as publisher of the Herekt-Zeitung after working for the new—r for It
Lorraine Kraft and Ramon Ch-Jr. we darted April I as the Dewart mewhersef the New Braunfels City
New Braunfels Hi*) School Brtgtat Buhr won the Decathlon in San Antonio. Kathryn Kyle
Jean Ward and Robert Clarke won their bide for Raritan to the New Braunfels Independent School District's board of trutaeea Carter Caoteol was reelected and
Don E. Tyler won his Orta term on the Comal Independent School District’» board of trust aes.
The New Braunfels Firs Department celebrated its tooth anniversary during a day-long bart) April 14.
The New Braunfels Police Department organised a local Crtme Stoppers program bi April.
James McArthur Roberto, 35, wee found dead near Oinnifrhff Park ta San Antonio.
Ed ^dA-frrtaft was steeled New Bromids mayor by the city council May 12- Ramon Ch— Jr. was elected mayor pro tem.
BOI Warner, executive vice prate-dcnt of the New Brei Bifoil Chamber of Commerce, migu (rom that position May 23
JoAnna Lewis took over as director of the Sophlenburg Museum following Margaret Fields’ rata—Wen. Fields had served as director for eta
Windrow “Windy” Lee Riggins oi San Antonio was kilted June IO what the htoicoptor he was Dying rratame at the New Braunfels Municipal Air port.
Charles Lewis rota—aa chairmai of the Comil Appraisal District’! board of directors June 35.
principal af Chil Behun School aa July HL Evelyn Farmer af
weal to work as the