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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Pag* 2    Hgrald-Zg/funp,    New    Braunfels,    Texas    Tuesday,    January    6    1987NBISD _ Plat Continued from Page I said the proposal is “for housekeeping primarily.” He said that often the commission will give final plat approvals only to have them sit for up to two years before development actually takes place. By then, he said, some of the considerations allowed in the plat could have become outdated. There currently is not an ordinance establishing time limits for final plat approvals. Shands said that the time frame has been a verbal understanding among the commission and developers. Other commission agenda items include: — a public hearing and recommendation to city council for the proposed rezoning of a 2.240 acre tract of land donated at the intersection of Sandlewood Drive and Riverside Drive (blocks 6 and 7 and the utility easement and service drive, Summerwood Subdivision, units 3 and 5) from TH (townhouse) to ZH (zero lot line), for Summerwood Development Corp. by Rob Eversberg. — a public hearing and recommendation to city council for the proposed rezoning of 274 E. Garza (N.C.B. 5087, lots 35 and 36 and parts of lots 34, 37 and 39) from R— 2 (single and two family residential) to C— I (local business) for a if ford Waller. — a public hearing and recommendation to city council for the proposed historic designation of the Ottmar Gruene House at 1255 Gruene Road (block I, lot 2A, Easley Resubdivision), requested by the Historic Landmark Commission and Gordon and Virginia Hughes. — public hearing and consideration for approval of the resubdlvi-sion of lot II, block I, Rolling Valley Subdivision, unit I. (Lee Burgess). — consider preliminary and/or final approval of the resubdivision of Executive Park, unit 2. (Ken Rice and Robert Hoppe). — discuss and consider Master Plan Update. — citizen commission communication. — planning director’s report. Continued from Page I adding that the majority of the upper level positions vacated recently have been filled from within. “You need a blend of promoting from within and attracting quality people from outside,” he said. Looking back, Bradberry said, 1986 was “probably the best year I’ve ever experienced." He said teacher morale increased in the second year of House Bill 72 and there is now more direction from the state level concerning legislation. “This school district’s approach is to implement (HB 72) to the fullest,” Fees- Continued from Pogo I not change under the proposal, Whatley noted that those not using yearly passes would see an additional surcharge of 25 cents as another source of raising monies for pool and facility improvements. Discussion of user fees for Cypress Bend Park is another item to be considered for board recommendation Tuesday. User fees have become a familiar term in recent months as a way for people using public facilities to help pay for them in light of current city revenue shortfalls.Hydro_ ne said. “It’s been a real smooth year,” he said. “It’s been such a successful year that you don’t want it to end.” Bradberry said NBISD had an easy time implementing HB 72 because many of the provisions in the legislation already were in place in the school district. Of teacher morale, Bradberry said there has been a big turnaround in attitudes as education reforms become more familiar. “People are having to work hard,” he said. “But there’re working hard with a good attitude and I think that’s The board’s final reading of a picnic fee ordinance before action by city council is also set on the agenda. Recreation Superintendent Keith Maxwell and Aide Donna Zuba will tender their resignations Tuesday as well. Whatley said Maxwell plans to return to school to work toward a master’s degree and Zuba has accepted a job as assistant director at Southwest Texas State University. Whatley said that the department has not received permission from the city to fill the vacancies. He noted that the positions will need to be filled before March 15, the date the Landa what people expect of us." One program that will continue into the new year is part of an effort to reduce the number of students dropping out of high school. Bradberry said teachers are working with students at the middle school level to give them the individual attention that they hope will keep the students motivated enough to continue with school. “We’re trying to assure success for the youngsters," he said, adding that the program has been in place for about four years and results already are evident. Recreation Center is due to reopen. Other agenda items include: — introduction of Shirley Tiedt as a new park board member. — presentation of the parks and recreation department’s goals for 1987. — an update on the Eikel Park playground improvements. — reconstruction of the Landa Park Recreation Center. — discussion of trout fishing program. — needs assessment survey to be presented to city council Jan. 12. group of Canyon Lake residents and the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, which supplies power to the Canyon Lake area. GBRA has received two of the government permits required to begin construction on the project. PEC is appealing a Texas Water Commission decision to grant GBRA a permit for the project. A recent decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant the river authority a license to construct is also the subject of opposition. GBRA officials expect to receive final government approval from the U S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next few weeks. Welsch said Friday that construction on the project can begin as early as next winter, regardless of the oppostion concerning the license approvals. and drizzle over the rest of Texas. WEST TEXAS: Cloudy and colder tonight. Scattered freezing drizzle or light snow in the Panhandle. Cloudy and cold Wednesday with scattered freezing drizzle or (iglu snow north and scattered rain south. Lows 22 Panhandle to near 40 southeast. Highs nos and 40s east of mountains and 40s and 50s west. Extended Forecast Thursday through Saturday SOUTH TEXAS: Cloudy and cool with a chance of rain or drizzle. Lows mostly in the 40s an 50s. Highs in the 50s and 60s. NORTH TEXAS: Cold. A chance of rain, possibly mixed with sleet or snow northwest portions. Lows mostly in the 20s and 30s, highs in the 40s and 50s WEST TEXAS: Cooler with a chance of rain, possibly mixed with snow north. Lows in the teens in the Panhandle. Elsewhere, lows in the 20s except for the 30s in the Big Bend. Highs around 40 in the Panhandle. 40s and 50s elsewhereObituaries Louise Booklet! Bruce Services for Louise Bocklett Bruce of 465 Granada will be at IO a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Mausoleum. Bruce, 74, died Jan. 3 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. She was born July 4, 1912 to Sebastian and Louise Bocklett in Denison. She was a registered nurse and worked at Colonial Manor Nursing Home. Bruce was a member of Sts. Peter 6 Paul’s Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanette Muenlch of New Braunfels and Cathie Hoyt of Tucson, Ariz.; four sons, Richard Sledge of Phoenix, Ariz., Ross Sledge of Houston, Robert Sledge of Dallas and James Sledge of Fort Bragg, N.C.; one sister, Sister Mary Ann Bocklett of Houston; 26 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ross Sledge and Roy Bruce. Pallbearers will be Scott Robson, Ray Muenich Jr., Billy Muenlch, Richard Muenich, Richard Sledge, Marc Smithers. Joe Walshe and Mike McGehee. Memorials may be made to either Hospice of New Braunfels or the American Cancer Society. Services are under the direction of Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Emma "Checkers" Hosek Ivey Services for Emma “Checkers" Hosek Ivey of Rt. I, Box 29 in Cibolo will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with Deacon Ray Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter * Paul Catholic Cemetery. Ivey, 65, died Jan. 4 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Ivey was born to John and Frances Elizabeth (nee Vrazel) Hosek on Aug. 18. 1921 in Texas. She married Alvis E. Ivey in New Braunfels on July 28,1956. Ivey was a housewife and a foot reflexologist. Survivors include her husband. Alvis Ivey of Cibolo; one son, Cliffton Eugene Ivey of Dallas; two sisters, Angela Jean Stoll of McQueeney and Helen Remmler of San Antonio; and two brothers, August C. Hosek of Floresville and Harry Hosek of Stockdale. Alvin Prazak Alvin Prazak of Star Rt. 3, Box 755V in New Braunfels died Jan. 3 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Zoeller Funeral Home. Burial was in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Prazak, 79, was bom Sept. 8,1907 to Raymond and Rosie (nee Faust) Prazak in Burleson County. He married Edith Poehl in Caldwell on Dec. 24,1931. Prazak was a New Braunfels resident for 13 years. He was an insulator at Dow Chemical and was Lutheran. Survivors include his wife, Edith Prazak of New Braunfels; three daughters, Roberta McCollum of Bedford, Loretta Jennings of Everman and Alvera Williams of Angleton; three sisters, Alma Prazak of Houston, Tilda Harper of Caldwell and Mary Coufal of Rockwell; two brothers, James Prazak of Hamilton and Lewis Prazak of Bryan; seven grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Ida L. Wurzbach Ida L. Wurzbach. 87. of San Antonio died Jan. 4. Services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zizik-Kames-Ribbe-Saunders Funeral Home in San Antonio with the Rev. Marvin Huth officiating. Interment was at 3 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in New Braunfels. Wurzbach was bom Jan. 6, 1899 to Martin P. and Annie (nee Aker) Lux in Kendall County. She was the youngest daughter of a Texas pioneer family. Wurzbach was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in San Antonio and the Pershing Lodge order of the Hermann Sons Lodge. Survivors include one daughter. Antis Stewart, and two grandchildren. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Father Anthony Elsing Father Anthony Elsing, 89, died Dec. 29 at a Corpus Christi nursing home. Elsing was the founder of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He was the first Missionary of the Holy Family priest to come to Texas from Germany in March, 1926. Elsing was bom on the Feast of St. Anthony, Jan. 17, 1897 in Essen Rhine, Germany to Hermann and Agatha Elsing. He had four brothers and two sisters. All of his family preceded him in death. Elsing served in the Medical Corps during World War I and was ordained as a priest in the congregation of the Holy Family on Aug. IO, 1924 in Trier, Germany. During the past 60 years, Elsing served in New Braunfels, Seguin, Refugio, Gonzalez and Beeville. His longest term of service was in Corpus Christi with his work at the Parishes of Sacred Heart, Holy Family and St. Joseph. He arrived in Galveston on March 7,1926 as the first Holy Family Missionary In Texas. His first work was in New Braunfels. In 1936, Elsing was invited to Corpus Christi to serve at Sacred Heart Parish. He was asked to renovate the old church building but chose to build a new structure instead. He worked as a laborer on the construction of the church by making and laying bricks. The church was dedicated Thanksgiving Day, 1946. Elsing also had a part in establishing the missions of St. Joseph, Holy Family and Our Lady of Guadalupe. He served in the Knights of Columbus from more than 50 years by holding many offices and aiding the founding of many councils. He also was the chaplain for the Catholic Daughters of America for many years. At the time of his death, Elsing was chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Council 2710 and of the Corpus Christi, Portland and Rockport area chapters. He was friar (rf the Corpus Christi Assembly of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Honorary pallbearers were Alfred N. Nicolas, Charles J. Kaler Jr.. Leon A. Seidenberger, Lucien Lussier, David S. Salinas, Joe S. Hale. Mel Lemos, Agapito L. Torres and S. G. Herrera. Continued from Page I planned for construction at the base of Canyon Dam. The plant would generate an estimated 25 million killowatts of electricity annually. NBU and GBRA officials have stated that hydroelectric power is and will continue to be significantly cheaper to produce than electricity generated by the Lower Colorado River Authority, which now supplies New Braunfels with power. The Canyon Dam project would supply only a portion of the power needed by NBU customers. Burros said one of the objectives of today’s meeting is to establish a timetable for issuing the 612.5 million in bonds. The attorney added that financial consultants have recommended that this is a good time to WeatherWater Comal River............ Canyon Lake inflow..... Canyon Lake outflow.... Canyon Lake level...... Edwards Aquifer . Texas Forecast NORTH TEXAS: Cloudy tonight Colder most sections Wednesday with some drizzle and light rain. Ixjws ;r> northwest to near 50 southeast Highs 40 northwest to 60 southeast SOI TH TEXAS. Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with widely scattered showers Fog forming late tonight ami early Wednesday Ixiws 40s and 50s Highs tins and 70s A pacific front extended southward through the eastern part of the Panhandle and the South Plains issue bonds. Welsch said GBRA officials are hoping to have the financing worked out and presented to the city council this month. GBRA officials, along with Soloman Brothers consultants, met with the NBU board of directors and city council members to discuss funding last summer. At that time, GBRA and the consultants urged the board and the council to authorize issuing bonds. City council members decided against granting authorization, despite low interest rates and an impending change in taxes, because they wanted to wait until all government permits were in place. Since its inception six years ago. the hydroelectric project has been the subject of opposition from aWatch .........434    cfs    (down 4) 1#929 cfs (down 289) 3/000 cfs (down 730) 911.64 (down 1.55) ...........627.72    (up    .02) Westerly breezes from 5 to 15 mph were the rule behind the front, with some gusts noted over 30 mph Winds over North Central Texas were mostly from the south at 5 to 15 mph. while most of South Texas noted light and variable breezes Increasing cloudiness was forecast for most of the state tonight Freezing drizzle or light snow was expected tonight in the Panhandle, along with scattered showers in South Texas. On Wednesday, the forecast called for light snow or freezing drizzle in the Panhandle, along with light rain New Braunfels fhidd Fait "of WuUtna in OL Park” Wednesday January 7th SKX) to 9:00 p.m. New Braunfels Civic Center Free Admissions Refreshments \ Other exciting prizes to be given awaylLetUs Help Jodlat Cake 6 Boral, •ii < 'A Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Style Show 7:00 p.m. Register For two Honeymoon Packages provided by Heritage Tout Cr Travel and vSf*' \ Ian x *our Dream Wedding! deer Springe Getortng. Catering, Chine-n-Thinge, Deneon's. rDfiank% The Plante Moue Flowers by Sheron, Sherri's Florets. DavaiilaA f^Agiimg ravlOTf Irwiipni# Beftoon Works, The Collection, Jewett by Talmage. ■rn w -w WW www * Wirw ww WW W WW Breynf ole Studio, Heritage Toure Cr Travel. Cornel Flower Shop, Greet Mueione Limousine, to (Oui crf&ioelaUcl <£fxon±o%±. Wagon Wheel Antlqiaoe BOP Woman New Braunfels Republican Women met Tuesday to prepare Invitations to their annual membership luncheon Monday# Jan. 12. The 11:30 a.m. event at the Civic Conter will feature winners of the recant genera! elec tion end GOF leaders from across the region. Pictured here are# from left sitting, Myrtle Dark/ Jan Kennedy and Allene Wofford. Standing Is Robbie Perchers. ;