New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 145, No 49inside i CISD schools dominate academic decathlon
Editorial........................................4 I By DENISE DZIUK
Sports......................................6 I Staff Writer
Marketplace.............................7-10 I The two high schools in the Comal
Independent School District dominated the medium-size category at the
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The New Braunfels Herald- The academic decathlon includes an
Zeitune extends birthday wishes interview, an essay, two speeches and
to: Kenneth Brinkkoeter, Alisa comprehensive exams in economics,
Hutton, Johnny Kolacek, fine arts, English and literature, math,
Sharon ZUhnann, D.E. Baldwin, science and social studies. The students
I jnmiW Tiller, Roberta New- I are challenged in each area using six man, Kelly Morgan, Steve Nor-rfa, Rick Martinez, Chrfe Herrera, Carlos Martinez, Anna Sandoval, Benny Compton,
Rickey Seibert (40 years old),
Charlene Scott, Myrtle Nolle Weyd, David Gene Supulver (16 years old), Ashley Krumrey (14 years old, belated Jan. 17).
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Crystal and Richard Dailey D(5 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, coli 625-9144.
tests for academic strength, three demonstrations of communication skills and a “Super Quiz.”
Each decathlon team consists of nine members, and scores are given to the team as a whole as well as individual members.
“Academic decathlon is probably the most elite academic contest in the nation,” said Smithson Valley High School coach Larry Hooka:. “All nine of them compete in all IO categories.... We work a lot and the kids study a lot” On Saturday, the Smithson Valley team competed against seven other
high schools, including Canyon High School. Hooker said the SVHS team took first place at the contest, earning 34 individual medals and 18 team medals, and CHS won second place.
“Comal ISD swept the first and second place honors,” said Hooker. “It’s fantastic. We did really well.”
Hooker said both schools have competed in the academic decathlon for nine years, and both have won state championships.
Hooker said both may have an opportunity again this year.
Hooker said the regional champi-
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is offering brochures and applications for the Texas Tomorrow Fund.
The program allows Texas families to provide for their children’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 Kuem-pel's office at (512) 463-0602
The award-winning New Braunfels High School drama students present The Diviners* at 7 p.m. tonight at the NBHS Cafetorium
The human drama combines poignant and humorous moments to take the audience on an emotional journey Admission is $2.
OM Scout Cook!** an Mi* Nvoupi Fab. 14
It's Girl Scout Cookie time The sale will run through Feb. 14.
Girls will be selling the ever popular thin mints and seven other varieties at several local businesses and door to door
Proceeds support local Girl Scouts
For information call Karen McDonald at 625-9548 or Tanya Caldwell at 629-1901.
The New Braunfels Republican Women Annual Membership Luncheon will be Thursday at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church, 572 W San Antonio St Secretary of State Antonio Garza will be the guest speaker Texas Federation of Republican Women President Dianne Thompson will install the newly elected officers.
Hospitality hour starts at 11:30, and the covered dish lunch will begin at noon. Members are asked to bring a dish of their choice
1 Academic decathlon is probably the most elite contest in the nation. All nine of them compete in all IO categories.... We work a lot and the kids study a lot.’
— Larry Hooker, SVHS coach
onship distinction earned ^he SVHS team a spot in the state academic decathlon being held next month in San Antonio. Hooker said high scoring teams also get to advance, and the Canyon team may be among them.
“If their score is high enough, they
will get to go too." said Hooker. “Canyon probably will go. I don’t see why they wouldn’t because their score was pretty good.”
The state competition will be held Feb. 21-23 at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz.
Pipeline cost estimated at $30 million
CLWSC, GBRA offer different plans for water transmission line
By DAVID DEKUNDER
CANYON LAKE — The prelimi-nary costs are in on a proposed water transmission line which will provide western Comal County with Canyon I-ake surface wafer.
“We project it will cost $30 million.” C anyon Lake Water Supply ( or-poration General Manager Dale Yates said.
Both the water supply corporation and the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority have separate plans to build their own 15-mile water transmission line, which would originate on the south side of Canyon Lake.
Each entity would build an X-million gallon-per day surface water treatment plant at Canyon Lake.
Both GURA and CLWSC estimate it will cost $1.50 per 1.000 gallons to provide the water.
David Welsch, GBRA director of project development, said Ins figures for the cost of the pipeline aa* about the same as Yates.
“We have estimates in thai range of $30 million and less,” Welsch said. “We have four or five scenarios (pipeline routes) and we are going longer distances.”
GURA is doing a report on the proposed pipeline and coming up with projected costs on how much each water supplier would have to pay to base the water provided to them.
On Tuesday, GURA officials met with potential water suppliers in the western Comal ( ounty arca, including CLWSC , to come up w uh preliminary figures on the project and to get the responses from the water supplier's themselves.
We each have common goals to simply provide treated water to those who need it.’
—David Welsch, GBRA director
Welsch said he hoped to come up with specific costs for the project by next week
CiBRA’s proposed pipeline would run from the lake to Bulverde and end in the city of Fair Oaks.
I hen ii would go south into noruicm Bexar County, cither along U.S. Highway 281 or Blanco Road.
The Bexar Metro Water District and the San Antonio Water System have expressed interest in taking part in the GBRA project.
The pipeline being proposed by CLWSC would travel a different route going as far north as the Riverwood subdivision and as far south as the intersection of FM 1863 and Highway 281.
It would connect the Oak Village North subdivision to the east on FM 1X6.3 and go to the west to Fair Oaks Ranch.
Yates said iii the long term the water supply corporation is looking to connect the north side of the lake lo the proposed pipeline
The north side pipeline would go along FM 306 and come oui at the intersection of FM 306 and Highway 281.
Yates said the cost of the waler supply corporation's proposed pipeline will be revealed al a public hearing tonight at 7 p m al the (iuadalupc Valley Telephone Cooperative on FM 3150 near Smithson Valley High School.
Yates said all cost projections are preliminary and Oui the CLWSC board of directors still needs to review the proposed pipeline plan.
CLWSC is almost ikwie with its own
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New visitor center should be up and running by summer
By ABE LEVY
After about a two-year wait, the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is planning to operate a second visitor center by the beginning of summer in an effort to attract travelers along Interstate 35.
The new center will be located in a former model house at the comer of Post Road and 1-35 in northeast New Braunfels.
Chamber officials said they still plan to operate their existing center next to the Civic Center on Seguin Avenue.
The house, which is on the southbound side of the highway, is located on about two acres of land and includes a large advertising sign that is clearly visible from the highway.
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20,000 that weren’t going to stop before, and get a percentage of them to expenence New Braunfels, that will be a large benefit to the community,” Chamber President Michael Meek said.
“New Braunfels is tailor-made for a visitor center with a highway going through town.”
The center will cost an estimated $93,000, including $70,000 for remod-eltng and new furniture, which will ihh b^ funded with any of the city’s hotel occupancy tax money, Meek said.
rhe rest of the $23,000 expenses, which include hiring an additional secretary and manager, utility services, insurance and custodial services, will be funded by the hotel tax revenue.
Rent will begin on a sliding scale that will eventually reach about $1,000 per month in the latter end of the five-year lease, Meek said, adding that the lease includes two, two-year options.
Chamber officials went to the City' Council in April 1995, asking for money to build a highway visitor center.
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Herald Zesting photo by Michael Darnall
It's not much to look at now, but soon this building on Internists 35 will bs tho sits of th# Now Braunfels Chamber of Commerce visitor cantar.Kudos to the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club. Page 4