New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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10 pages in one section ■ Tuesday. January 14.1997 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Home of Krystle Wilbur Vol 145. No 44
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Kymtle Weidner (12 years old), Gilbert Gutierrez, Olivia Stodge, Roy Medina, Kyle Kenedy (ll years old), Dottle Shelburn, Swale Pina, Older Soc* chting (M years old), Senaida Navarro (belated), Derek Tomar.
To have a birthday or anniver-uiry listed here, t all 625-9144
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Chamber b#nc|u#t tickets on mI#
Tickets for the 78th Annual New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Meeting and Banquet set for Jan 24 at the Civic Center remain on sale until Friday
The theme for the banquet Is "Invest Wisely ... It s Your Business ."
Highlights will include multiple audiovisuals and award presentations including the Bosserung Award winner This “citizen of the year" award is kept secret until the time of the presentation and is awarded each year to a person who has made a significant contribution to the community The event is usually a sell-out so get your tickets early Call the Chamber office at 625-2386 for more information
Tim# Tomorrow Fund
The Comptroller’s Office is offering brochures and applies bons for the Texas Tomorrow Fund.
The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil dren’s future college education at a current fixed cost.
The current enrollment period ends Feb 18. 1997 For more information or an application, contact the Texas Tomorrow Fund at (800) 445 GRAD (4723). or Rep. Edmund Kuempel’s office at (512) 463 0602
National Jayo— Waak under way
The New Braunfels Jaycees are celebrating Jaycee Week through Saturday
Make a world of difference right here at home by pining the Jaycees
For more information pin us at 8 p m Jan. 25 at the Coma County Fairgrounds, music by the Texas Knights, or call 606 4747. There is a $5 cover charge.
Family Outreach seminars continua
Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its "Fa Kids’ Sake" seminars They will run twice a month for the next two months This seminar is to teach parents how to help their children through the transitions of divaoe
Hunting not option in solving deer problem
By ABE LEVY
The New Braunfels City Council opted to form an ad hoc committee Monday to look into a possible plan to curb the city's growing population of deer. The deer have caused numerous auto accidents and eaten residential landscape plants.
The committee will be made up of
the first 15 people who apply for the positions.
The council also stipulated that the committee cannot consider hunting as one of its proposed solutions.
Council passed out at least 13 applications that audience members already were turning in to city officials during the meeting.
The deadline to turn in applications is Feb. 17.
City Manager Mike Shantis told the council after the vote that the committee's first priority will likely he to determine whether the deer population is a problem.
If the answer is yes. than the committee will have at its disposal a large amount of information to review in coming up with some kind of deer management plan. Shantis said.
Many audience members expressed concern that the deer should be taken
care of in a humane manner.
Stacey Robins, whose residence in north New Braunfels is a hot-spot for deer, told tile council that a deer recently got trapped in a fence and was inflicting injuncs on itself.
Robins said she had to call the Humane Society that then was forced to kill the animal.
Robins suggested that the extra deer could be trapped and then their meat
By DAVE) DCKUNOCR
Icy conditions and slick roods Monday forced the cancellation of schools and forced most area residents to stay home and keep warm.
Below freezing temperatures reached into the mid-20's on Monday and Sunday which produced rein and sleet, making road conditions hazardous for drivers.
National Weather Service forecasters had predicted a 50 percent chance of nun and sleet for this morning but that did not materialize. This morning the temperature was 27 degrees and the chance for ram and sleet was lowered to 20 percent The winter advisory is still in effect until this evening frgnwiPtf of the
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“(Tonight) we will have a slight chance of rain with the lows between the 30’s end the 40’*,“ Cook said. “Wednesday we will have clouds with a slight chance of min with die highs in the40’#"
As things got better this the New Bnnofirit Independent District stalled classes at regular times while the Comal Independant School Diatrict began their claaaes abd bour ■od a half taler.
The Texas Department of Transportation reported all toads welt this morning and today.
During die week md. sleet and ram made roads very slick and caused several acridone! wehtp tbs city and out in the county.
The New Braunfels Police Deportment reported S4 accidents ss of Monday.
Ll. John Wommack said most of the accidents occurred late Saturday night and Sunday on FM 725, Interstate 33 and Loop 337.
“Most of them slid in the ice, hit a guardrail or went into a ditch.** Worn-# mack said. “We had a couple of rollovers of people going into a ditch”
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City chooses 2 to serve on river safety board
Firefighter, police officer will join others on committee
‘I’m Melted and I think (commission mam-bars) will do a good Job. I’ve tried to con-alder every entity that will hava any input.
I think they’ll do a good Job.’
Mayor Jan Kennady
By ABE LEVY
The New Braunfels (Tty Council named two of its employees to serve on a river safety commission Monday as part of settlement in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a woman who drowned a few years ago while tubing on the Guadalupe River.
Wesley Meyer of the city's fire department and Lf John Worn mack of the police department were appointed to serve on the committee.
In addition to the city, the Water Oriented Recreational District, river outfitters inside the city limits, tourists,
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and the Guadalupe-Blan-co River Authority will also have representatives on the special commission.
The tourists’ representatives will he selected by the parents of the woman who drowned
WORD’S representative will be Bill Mayo and the river outfitters’ representative will be Zero Rivers.
The council also approved a recommendation by Mayor Jan Kennady to add six representative positions to the commission from the fellowing groups:
■ outfitters outside city limits
■ the Greater New Braunfels ( ham
ber of Commerce
Bl Friends For Rivers
■ homeowners on the (iuadalupc River
■ a river safety expert
According to the settlement, the
commission is charged with studying the laws and practices concerning river-related activities and enact an ordinance (hut outlines safety measures before Memorial Day.
The commission's first workshop with council is scheduled for 5:30 p m Jan. 23 at the Municipal Building, 424 S Casten Ave
“I’m excited and I think (commission members) will do a good job,"
processed to be given lo local charities.
Audience members also discussed the city’s hunting ordinance that allows bow hunting on property of IO acres or more Many said some of the arrows do not kill the deer, which then mn onto other property.
“We continue to see the deer population grow,’’ Robins said. “The food and water supply is not there for them They arc starving and hungry ”
School board won’t limit candidates to those in district
Mayor Jan Kennady said. "I’ve trial to consider every entity that will have any input. I think they'll do a good job."
In other action, the council Ii approved tile first reading ol an ordinance dial sets out a code of ethics for all city employees, commission and board members and city council members.
Hie city council lichi two workshops iii December to review the work of an ethics committee that met since last June to come up with a proposal.
■ approved the first reading of an ordinance that sets out specific guidelines for the construction of towers for antennae in light of expected growth in die cellular telephone industry Bi approved changes to a proposed ordinance that would amend die city’s rabies quarantine procedures I he council also approved the issuance of requests for proposal for animal licensing and rabies control services
By DENISE DZIUK
The New Braunfels Independent School Distric t board of trustees dec ided to ask two search finns to attend a meeting next week ti) explain to the board the services they can provide in a superintendent search.
Discussions regarding file search for a superintendent began in November, when former superintendent Charles Bradberry announced he would be the superintendent of Keller Independent School District, effective Jan I Torn Moseley was hired in December to serve as interim superintendent until a permanent replacement can be found
Board president Jaime Codilla said that by asking the two search consultants lo appear before the hoard, the board basically decided not to limit the list of candidates to those within die district
"We rice uled by allowing ourselves to go w ith a firm, we would not rule anyone out locally,' said I’adilla “It gives us more to look at ’’
Bourd vice president ( ariosi ampos said licit even it lite consultant does not look (Hit side lex as, tile position should be advertised nationally
He Hind he believed it was ‘‘imperative" that the board "make every effort" to let anyone interested iii the position apply, "and do whatever it takes to take the politic* out of that “ "I think that s one of the things a consultant could do," said ( ampos I he board voted to ask Hank Wheeler, from the I exas Association of School Boards, and Dr Boh thompson to make a presentation to them at a 5; IU p.in meeting Monday.
Although the board (tad said last week it would also discuss the process to follow iii determining the characteristics wanted in the new supcrin-tcndcnt, the topic was just touched on when one resident presented the characteristics lie would like to sec
Included iii dial list were fiscal responsibility, honesty, fairness, discipline and a strong stance on curriculum
I’adilla said the development of (tie characteristics would likely wait until a consultant had been lured
He said the consultant would then work with lite board and the public to determine that list "The firm helps the board develop those," said I’adilla "We could start developing diem now, but we’re waiting"
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