New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Deborah Ffako, Isabel Garza, Larry Schulte, Glenda Valdez, Stole Graham, David Rumdl, Carole Ftohenw, Megan Miller, Dick Koegle (50 years old),
Sylvia Zamarripa, Jennifer Brocks, Jennifer Huerta (13 years old), Aknee Garcia, Andrew Omen (5 years ald, Sat* unlay).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
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Comal River — 206 cube feet per second. same as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wen — 623 58 feet above sea level, down OI Canyon Dam discharge —195 cfs Canyon Lake inflow —147 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909 02 feet above sea level (Above conservation pool)
New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping 3.714 minn gallons of surface water Wednesday, and 2 831 rrahon gallons of we! water were used
The San Antonio Spurs will play host to New Braunfels residents Fab 16 when they battle the Atlanta Hawks during New Braunfels Spurs Night.
Tickets are now available at Vivroux Sporting Goods Prices range from $15 50 to $32 50 Proceeds from this year's outing will benefit the New Braunfels Jr League Basketball program
The Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus will rehearse from 1-2 p.m. Saturday in Ayers Hall at Texas Lutheran University For information, call Fred Frueholz at 625-6420
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The Republican Family Club of Comal County will hold its February meeting at 7 p m. Tuesday at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on North Loop 337 Joy Streator, Comal County clerk, will be the featured speaker She will talk about county government. The public is invited to attend Families are welcome.
Holp with tax rattans foe son! or cit Isons
AARP/IRS volunteers will provide tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and others on a first come basis beginning Saturday
This is a free service Please bring supporting paperwork (W2 and 1099s) and last year's tax return
Times and sites are 10 a m to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Dittlinger Memorial Library. 1 to 5 p m Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a rn to 1 p m Saturdays at the Senior Center, and 1 to 4 pm Wednes days and 9 a rn to noon Saturdays at the Canyon Lake Action Center
Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its "For 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
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NBISD sets time line for hiring superintendent
By DENISE DZIUK
•The New Braunfels Independent School Distnct should have a permanent supenntcndent by May 7 if things go as well as projected in a time line discussed at Thursday’s hoard of trustees meeting.
The hoard met with search consultants Hank Wheeler and Don Killough of the Texas Association of School Boards to establish the time line and guidelines for the superintendent search. The search is to find a rep lac-ment for Charles Bradberry who left the distnct Jan. I to be the supcnn-
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tendent of Keller Independent Schrail Distnct. Retired supcnntendent Tom Moseley was hired in December to serve as intcnm supcnntendent until a permanent replacement could he found According to the time line, the consultants will meet with vanous members of the community Wednesday and Thursday. These group*; range from administrators to high sciiool students to pnvate eiti/cns.
“What we want to wind up with is talking to a good cross-section of the
community," said Killough. “From here we can get a pretty good idea of the charaetensties wanted."
District patrol Rat* Ann Roeder said the process for the search sounded encouraging, and ample opportunities for input should he available.
"They’re really making every effort to include many, many people." said Roeder.
Wheeler said the search, which begins Feb. 15, will remain open until April 5. Then. on April 14. the board will spend the day with Wheeler and Killough reviewing the applications.
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SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH TIME LINE
bupenntenoent given calendar for the New Braunfels Independent School District
rrome meetings • Search officially
B Feb. 5-6
■ Feb. IS begins
a April 5—Appleton deadline
■ Apii 14—Consultant reviews applications with the board and prepares them for the interviews. The finalists will ba named this night abo.
a April 17-19 — Board to interview finalists
B April 21 — Consultant and board prepare for follow-up Interviews of finalists
B April 24-26 — Follow-up interviews with the top three finalists
B May 5-6 — Board visits the home district of the candidate
B May 7 — Board votes on hiring a superintendent
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■ Cranes MW Marine burglaries / 2A
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CANYON LAKE — Aa of lea week, a Canyon Leks marina it under new
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na for Dirty a year, said he would make the same improvement md renovations to Cranes MiU Mrt •
na ta he did to Canyon Lake Mains.
“The reason why I bought the marina is because it is run down,” Kennedy Mid. “It needs to be fixed up." • #
Kennedy said it will take about two years to make the necessary improvements to the marina, which is located in Cranes Mill Park ort the Southside of the lake.
“I came here to fix it up so ta both public mannas on be rte and brought up to new tfandwtfc and
codes, he said.
Plans call for die docks to be fixed, foe electrical system to be redone, locks to be installed and the duck understructure to be Axed.
’The undsratructiet needs to be done,” Kennedy said. "It was tom up in storms. A tot of die wood needs to be repaired, which will be the biggest
Since some boob were ransacked and Dem* were stolen a few days ago, Kennedy promised that security would be a top priority.
"We are putting locks on the gate so that we will protect the boot tenants,” Kennedy said
Two yean ago during a summer storm the marine's forklift, which is used to take boats out of the dry tack area, sank into the waler. Kennedy said for nearly throe months people could not get their boats
"We have two forklifts so if something happens to one of than we will still get the boats out,” he
The Nautical Toys Boat Club will stay at Un-manna. A daily boat rental department will be created to allow people who don’t have membership in the manna to rent boats or wave runners.
The marina’s convenience store will have more inventory and will be revamped, Kennedy said.
C ranes Mill Manna patrons will immediately see a big difference in how the manna looks, Kennedy said.
"We want to create excitement for the San Anto-mo and Hill Country boaters," he said. "We have a bad reputation we have to overcome so we arc telling people to give us a try "
Veteran transport plan gets approval
By DENISE DZIUK
Aller months of determining demand anti developing proposals, the ( omul ( ounty ( onion ss loners t our! voted unanimously I hursday lo adopt a program to transport arca veterans to VA medical facilities through the Alamo Coordinated Transit System ‘‘All we’re saying is it sounds like a good idea, and let’s move ii one more step forward," said ( ounty Judge < arter ( a si ce I Comal C ounty veterans service officer (ills t (dwell said he met with a representative from die Communis ( «Hindi of South ( clinal I ems. which runs the existing AC I service. Ile said three options surfaced: the county could use the existing system at a cost ot SI2 a inlet, form an agreement tor stile use of a van for SI2 pct person or SI a mile
Under the thud scenario, a trip lo San Antonio would cost S70 and a trip lo Kerrville SMH), regardless of the number or rulers
" I hut s what I iii recommending lo ilk.* ctmu1." said ( ulwell " I hat we look real strongly al the dollar-a-niile option."
( astccl san! she would also like lo see a nominal lee charged for those veterans who can atloid lo pay "I don’t think ifs lait tor the county to pay my way to San Antonio because I can pay for myself," said Casted "Itui. I do dunk it s fair to ask tor payment lot a veteran who can’t af foul it
I hider the |icr-ini!e option, ii lh veterans participate, and live ot those can pay a SS tee, the cost would Ik $35 a day Outing a month, this would equate to $9<X), compared lo S2.250 tot maintenance and a drivel it the county purchased a van < (dwell said it the van is not needed every day, ii would not have lo Ik* used I he agreement would allow the county lo use a van on random days, as long as 24
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Bridge, intake/outtake area in WORDS future
By DAVID DEKUNDER
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CANYON LAKE The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District has plans with ( Oma! ( ounty to get two projects off the ground this year
WORD Manager Jim Inman said the water district lias $205,(XX) committed to capital projects in 1997 and I99K.
The amount comes from revenues the district accumulated from 1993 to 1995.
Inman said he hopes that the development and construction of a pedestrian bridge at the first crossing val River Road will begin this year
WORD has SIK,(XX) committed to the pedestrian bridge project The county has set aside $143,(XX).
The pedestrian bridge/walkway is being built so thai tourists and people from the two campgrounds nearby won't get in the way of vehicular traffic.
* Inman said a corrugated safety rail will be installed to separate pedestrians from automobiles traveling on the bridge Guard rails will be placed to prevent walkers from tailing into the Guadalupe River.
The Texas Department of Transportation is working with WORD and the county on the pedestrian walkway/bridge design
"The stale has to redesign the safely bridge project," Inman said. "The way I see it iii the construction cycle, construction would start during the late fall (1997), winter (1997) or spring of •9K"
The pedestrian bridge project has been talked about Iva three years now, Its original coat was $50,(XX) I hat tost quadrupled to $240,000 because of design changes submitted by bolti the county and I xix)T,
Those figures were reduced to $183,(XX) after 1x1)01 submitted a simpler design ( ounty I .uglileer I ran I ionised) said he is waiting for I xix TI to submit the redesign for the bridge
A proposal to put an intake oultake area at Spccht’s Crossing on Old Spring Branch Road is awaiting final approval of a lease by George Beele, the property owner.
Commissioners Court approved the lease agreement iii November The lease is for eight acres, which could include a road, a turnaround for
cars, a fence and a location lo pick up tubers ami rafters who exit the (juudalupc Rivet
“We have received the lease agreement with unum revisions made by Mi Beele,’ I Ionised! said “Commis-sioneis ( <mil will Impctully approve the revisions and (lien forward die document ti) hun Im his acceptance "
I here woe plans lo make Spec Ill’s ( tossing into a day-use area I he area was a favorite 4d local families, children and residents until a new bridge was completed on New Spring Branch Road last year After the county binh the new bridge, the «Btl bridge 4»n Old Spring Branch Kina! was taken out anti a barricade was placed 4*11 the road near the river.
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