New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Commission to approve preliminary highway plan
AUSTIN (AP) — Following a two-year traffic study, the state Highway Commission on Monday is expected to approve preliminary work on a freeway linking Austin and San Antonio.
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Unicorns topple SV in district contests
New Braunfels swept Smithson Valley Friday night in District 28-4A basketball games. The boys won on a pair of free throws with four seconds left in the game while the girls snapped a nine-game losing streak and notched their first district win of the season.
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Most people who record their family with photographs, but may be storing those pictures by stuffing them into a shoebox or drawer. Now, there is a better way to store and display those memories.
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Miller named award winner
A hometown boy who has served with the Jaycees and as the city’s mayor was recognized Friday night with the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s Bcsserung Award.
Douglas R. Miller received the award from outgoing chairman Craig Sagcbicl during the chamber’s annual banquet at the Civic Center.
The award is given by die chamber each year for outstanding citizenship in voluntary activities. “This year’s recipient has established a track record of achievement as a young person that sets an example for young and old to follow,’’ said Sagebiel.
“It’s not often that I become speechless,” said Miller. “This is truly a humbling experience. It’s such an honor for (his wife) Anne Louise and I to be up here. I’m just too young to receive this.”
Miller served twice as president of the New Braunfels Jaycees as well as district director, regional director and arca vice president of the Texas Jaycees. He has also served as director for American Heart Association, Texas Junior Miss, New Braunfels Industrial Foundation, New Braunfels Noon Lions Club, Comal County Fair Association, Wurstfest Association, Downtown New Braunfels Rotary Club and Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
As a member of the chamber, Miller has served as chairman of the state affairs committee, vice chairman of the membership meetings committee, vice chairman of the industrial development committee and is a permanent member of Blue Coats.
He chaired die Fourth of July celebration for the Sophienburg Memorial Museum Association and is president of Das Vcrein Social Club.
Miller has served as chairman of the Building Board of Adjustments and was elected at-large to the New
Braunfels City Council and now serves as mayor.
His awards include New Braunfels Jaycee of the Year, two Jakes which is the highest award given by the Texas Jaycees, and the Clinton Dunegan Memorial Awald which is the highest U.S. Jaycee award for a regional director. In 1987, Miller was selected as the Outstanding Young Man of New Braunfels.
Earlier in the evening, Sagebiel presented plaques to the recipients of the President’s Awards and inductees into the Hall of Honors. Receiving Hall of Honors awards were Helmuth Salge, Roxolin Krueger and Frances Bridges. Receiving President’s Awards were New Braunfels Railroad and Modelers Society represented by Kermit Baese, Chris Roque and Felix
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Doug and Anne Louise Miller accept the annual Besserung Award during the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce banquet.
Chairman Dan Sedgwick, left, presents out-going chairman Craig Sagebiel with a plaque for his service during the past year. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
School cracking down on truancy
Comal Independent School District is getting tough on truants and their parents, who can be fined, or even jailed, if their children have excessive unexcused absences from school.
Fred McIntyre, principal of the district’s Transitional School, also serves the district as truant officer. With the beginning of the spring semester, he is reviewing students’ attendance records and taking appropriate action.
“Now thak we’ve hit mid-term, we’re getting more referrals and we are beginning to contact
those with excessive absences," McIntyre said.
State law specifically defines excased and unexcused absences. Students who arc absent from school for personal illness, illness in immediate family, death in family, unsafe road conditions, or an emergency approved by the principal are considered excused.
Five unexcused absences per semester are permitted by law. After more than five unexcuses absences, a student may not receive credit for dial semester’s work.
Counties join in task force
Students who are out of the classroom participating in a school activity arc considered present for enrollment purposes. Anytime students miss a class, they must make up dicir work within a three-day period.
Excessive absences arc referred to McIntyre after a school official has attempted to make initial contact with parents. “Depending on the circumstances, I cidier send a warning notice or make a
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Comal County along with Hays and and Bexar counties arc forming county-wide Water Conservation Task Forces.
Spearheaded by the Edwards Underground Water District, the formation of the task forces underlines the water district’s commitment to promoting development and use of new technologies and practices to improve water use efficiency at a local level.
Conservation Task Forces are coordinated by Edwards Underground Water District Board members representing their respective counties and include county, city, and public utility
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
The Safe City Commission has initiated its first project to raise funds to match a state grant as well as make New Braunfels a safer place.
The commission is selling street number signs and vinyl letters to identify addresses. Two types of signs as well as the letters are offered. A laser etched street number sign featuring a laser etched Safe City Commission emblem is offered for SI5. A plexiglass or PVC board sign with vinyl letters is $9.50, and the vinyl letters are available for $4.50.
“This is a fundraising project, but iii is is also a project that is designed to increase the safety of residents and business people. The quicker that police officer or EMS unit can find your place of business or your home, the quicker you will gel that service,” said Safe City Commission Coordinator Don Ferguson.
He said residents arc encouraged to place street number signs on the mailbox, above a garage door, or above a walkway entering a home.
“By accurately displaying your street address, it makes it easier for
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Task Force members are given a water conservation handbook, written by the water district conservation staff, which outlines conservation measures and implementation procedures. Through participation in these Conservation Task Forces, local decision makers will be able to make informed recommendations regarding water conservation.
Through participation in local water task forces, counties will join with the Edwards Underground Water District in working toward a regional
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There is still a good chance for more showers in the New Braunfels area today and tonight. Skies will be mostly cloudy today with a 30 percent chance of showers today and a 40 percent tonight.
The high today will be 65 degrees. The low tonight will be 45 degrees. Winds today will be IO mph of the northeast. The high Monday will be near 55 degrees.
Eden Home is organizing an auxiliary to support a program of activities for its residents. The purpose of the auxiliary is to enhance the quality of life in the home.
Because of recent expansion of Eden Home, additional volunteers are needed. Volunteers who arc already helping and anyone interested in helping arc invited to a meeting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in tile Friendship Room at Eden Home....
January 29, 1989
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Vol. 137, No. 56
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
Volunteer firefighters celebrating 10 th year
Firefighters with the Lake Dunlap Area Volunteer Fire Department responded lo 56 calls in 1988, 16 more than the 40 calls answered in 1987.
The department which is in its 10th year contributed approximately 240 hours fighting fires during the year. It responded to 22 grass or brush fires, four structure fires, I vehicle fire, 15 assists for
EMS, two fuel spills, five false alarms or controlled bums, three vehicle accidents and a power line
In addition to die time spent answering alarms, department members spent 21 hours investigating fires, 1,208 hours in training, 685 hours in maintenance and
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Public hearing set on county ordinance
A public hearing to consider adopting an order regulating the location of sexually oriented commercial enterprises in the unincorporated arca of Comal County was set Friday during a regular meeting of Commissioner’s Court.
Commissioner Pct. 3 Neil Craig-mile presented an order similar to Harris County’s order to head off
City Hall among planned projectsGarden Ridge breaks ground
problems. The hearing is scheduled for Feb. 27 at I p.m. at Comal County Courthouse Annex in the commissioner’s courtroom.
Craigmile said Bexar County’s crackdown on sexually-oriented businesses may spread into Comal County.
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stall Writer
GARDEN RIDGE — Rain didn’t damper the enthusiasm of Garden Ridge citizens and dignitaries Saturday as ground was broken for a new City Hall on FM 2252.
Approximately 60 citizens along with State Rep. Edmund Kuemple (R-Scguin) and Comal County Commissioner Pct. 2 Neil Craigmile huddled under a lent around IO a.m. to begin the first stage of a new Garden Ridge City Hall.
“This is truly our biggest project,” Mayor Walter Yohey said alter the groundbreaking. “I plan lo run again. I want to see my city hall.”
Yohey, who has been in office for almost two years, said money for the proposed structure came from resident donations and Gifford Hill, which presented a check for $100,000.
Completion date for the building has not been announced.
Gifford Hill, which was annexed into the City of Garden Ridge Dec. 8, 1988, “put us over the top,” Yohey said. “They have been a major bene-
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Garden Ridge officials broke ground for a new city hall Saturday on FM 2252. From left are Councilman Charles Foss; Mayor Walter Yohey; Mayor Pro Tempore Keith Richter; and Councilwoman Bobbie Landrum. Not pictured are councilmen Charles Jordan and Don Haven.
Dr. Cary Leverett will present a Community Education program on the hazards of smoking Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Garza Street classroom at McKenna Memorial Hospital....
The German American Society is sponsoring three German classes.
German for children begins Monday and runs through March 6. Classes are from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays at die New Braunfels Independent School District Education Center, 430 W. Mill.
The cost is $20 per student or $30 for two students from a family.
Advanced German for adults is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. The course begins Monday and runs through March 6. Classes meet at the Education Center. The cost is $25.
Beginning German for adults will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Henne Hardware, 246, W. San Antonio St. from Wednesday through March 8. The cost is $25.
All classes will be taught by Edda Buchner. For more information call New Braunfels Independent School District’s department of adult education at 620-6200 or Helgard Suhr at 625-6330....
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