New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 13, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: June Christian (Monday), Vicki Head, Maria V. Sanchez, Gloria Hernandez (Monday), Rosalinda Ortiz (40 years), Janice Zercher, Ryan Velasquez (Monday), Jay FhnaitM (Saturday), Kendra Roe Mendoza, Javier Hernandez (43 years), Hector Diaz (Monday), Crystal Moreno (13 years), Jennifer Zavala (13 years), Stacy Ann Yzaguirre (14 years), Nora Soldo, Jota Hernandez (Saturday), Alyce Kanz, Jacob Alexander Rodriguez (2 years), Vanessa Trinidad, Mkhdle Hubertus (Saturday) and Ramon Caballero (Monday).
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Tons and Marsha Riesling (24 years Saturday) and Gary and Susan Weishaar (30 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
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New Braunfels residents can expect the same forecast throughout Tuesday — sunny and warm
According to the National Weather Service, Sunday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 90s. Winds will come from the south at 10 miles per hour.
Sunday night will be clear with lows in the mid-70s
Monday and Tuesday s forecasts will be the carbon copy of Sunday’s
Monday will have brief morning clouds becoming mostly sunny with a high in the upper 90's. Monday night will be partly cloudy with a low in the mid 70 s.
Tuesday will be partly tft cloudy with a high in the upper 90’s. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy with a low in the mid 70 s.
County bolt romp# opgn this weekend
On Friday, the county road department opened all the county-operated boat ramps on Canyon Lake, and the ramps should remain open The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer ramps will remain closed because of high water. Parking around the county ramps is limited
Take steps now for eves code change
With the area code changing, residents need to remember to make necessary changes to make a smooth transition. Telephone numbers on business cards, letterhead and personal checks need to be changed. Cellular telephones, fax machines and computers also may need to be reprogrammed. After Oct.
6, the 210 area code for the Comal County area will no longer work
■ Rebecca Creek Road closed
■ Gruene River Bridge closed
■ Several Interstate 35 exits closed (The only exits for southbound traffic are Soims Road in southeast New Braunfels and Farm-to-Market Road 2252 in west Schertz.)
•Slow down — reduce your activities.
•Don't dry out — drink lots of liquids.
•Dress for heat — wear loose, light-weight, light clothing.
•Get out of the heat — get into an air conditioned environment for awhile.
•Don’t get too much sun —-wear sunglasses, hats and sunscreen.
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26 pages in two sections ■ Sunday, July 13,1997
Serving the Comal County area fa more than 145 years ■ Home of Tem and Manta Meeting
Vol. 145, No. 173
Teachers trade chalk and erasers for shorts and sandals
Working for the summer
Herald-Zeitung photos by Michael DamaH
Above. New Braunfels Mkdi School science teacher Bob Anderson uses his science exoerience durino the summer ae a berk ranger for Lende Perk. Tap loll, teacher’s eeeietant Beatae Kortoth seeks a T-ehirt at Rockin’ R River ridee at the Comal River. Top right. Mary Velenzuele, who toeshoe history at Ste. Peter and Paul School, works the phonee at Schlitterbahn In the Bummer.
By DENISE DZIUK
From August to May they teach your children math, English, science, history, music and much more, but have you ever thought about what they do with the rest of their year?
Teachers hold a vancty of summer jobs, ranging from summer school teacher to waitress to counselor. In Comal County, where outdoor activities are a natural summer pastime and the peak employment season follows the break in the teaching season, many teachers can be found at local resorts, outfitters and area parks.
Bob Anderson, chairman of the New Braunfels High School science department, usually spends his summers touring the area on his Gold Wing motorcycle, he said This summer, however, Anderson can be found in Landa Park.
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— Bob Anderson NBHS science department chairman
As a park ranger, Anderson spends his time taking kids on hikes and glass-bottom boat odes, collecting picnic fees, enforcing park rules and learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He is also taking a canoeing and kayaking class so he can patrol the river. Earlier this summer, he taught a summer class on brain research for teachers.
Anderson saki most people think of a full schedule as anything but
Horald-Zaitung photo by Michael Darnaii
Directing a bend at Saeger! Middle School in Seguin la Jeannie Reed'a school year Job. During the summer the directs people to their rooms st SchUtterbehn Waterperk. Hora, she helps Laura Martin of Virginia chack out of the resort.
relaxing, but he said he has enjoyed that can relax you,” said Ander-
his summer. son. “I enjoy it because we walk or
“I think if you stay engaged and swim continuously and it’s good
you’re learning and you’re doing. yum to Summer, Page 2A
City closes streets to ease tube traffic woes
Plan results after holiday crowds led to congestion
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Tens of thousands of tubers and tourists swamped the Comal River on the Fourth of July weekend, causing traffic problems and congestion.
Watch for it
■ Union Avenue will be closed from Garden Street to Mather Street.
■ Garden Street will be closed from Comal Avenue to the tube exit.
Consequently, the city developed a plan of street closures around the tube chute to make traffic flow smoothly on the weekends. City Manager Mike Shantis said.
Shands said the plan was put into effect last Sunday after heavy traffic congestion backlogged people, tubers and residents trying to get to and from their homes, condos and neighborhoods along Union Avenue.
Beginning I p.m. Saturday, Union Avenue was closed from Garden Street to Mather Street, and Garden Street was closed from Comal Avenue to the tube exit.
There will be New Braunfels police officers at each barricade closing. People who live or are visiting those in the affected areas will be allow ed to go through, Shands said.
He said the reason for the traffic jam w as that outfitters did not expect so many thousands of people, ev en for a Fourth of July w eekend.
“While we were certainly prepared for the crowds on the Fourth of July, it w as a surprise to the outfitters how many people came to the Guadalupe and then were transported to the Comal,” Shands explained.
The Guadalupe River has been too high for tubing because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is releasing more than 5,300 cubic feet per second of w ater from Canyon Dam.
The corps is releasing the extra water so Canyon Lake will recede to its normal level of OOO feet above sea level. Saturday, the lake level was 030 feet above sea level.
Turn to Traffic, Page 3A
City council meets Monday
New Braunfels City Council will consider traffic control signs on Basel Street and a recommendation for holiday lighting when it meets at 7.30 p.m. Monday at the municipal building, 424 S. Castell Ave.
Other agenda items include rezoning of land near Farm-to-Market 725, a community services agreement w ith the housing authority and a request for balloon launches in December.
CISD pays teachers slightly below average
How they compare
TASB officials say difference insignificant
By DENISE DZIUK
Comal Independent School District pays its teachers slightly below the state average in most areas, according to a salary study conducted by Texas Association of School
According to that report, the CISD teacher salaries were paid 2 to 9 percent below die market average.
Paul Robin, senior compensation con
sultant for TASB, said a 20 percent difference would have been viewed as “a significant issue,” and CISD was well above that mark.
“Overall, the district paid less than the market value for jobs,” Robin said. “But, for the most part, they're not far below.” Based on the findings of the study, Robin said, TASB had two basic recommendations: I) a 4 percent pay increase at the mid point for all positions except teachers and 2) a 7 percent increase tor teachers.
Robin said the larger increase is needed for teachers to meet state requirements and will equal about $2,200 a year for the average teacher.
“It’s not to position the district to be higher than the market, but to position it to be competitive with the market,” Robin said.
Board president Dan Krueger said the study was conducted to tell the board how the district compares to other districts.
“As a whole, it made me feel good because we weren’t far off from being in line with other districts,” he said. “That’s good news.”
CISD superintendent Jerry Major said, “There wasn’t a surprise there. The district has been slightly below market at least Turn to OSO, Page 3A
Administrative Professionals Teachers Clerical/Technical Manual Trade
Below market ave
6 percent 2 percent 5 percent 9 percent
The market’s average salary for a high school principal was $60,738, compared to $52,771 in CISD.
The market’s average salary for a fifth-year teacher was $25,474, compared to $25,160 in CISD.
The market’s average salary for a bus driver was $9.15 an hour, compared to $7.02 in CISD.
Source: Tun Association of School Boards
a2,Letter writers express opinions about tree issue — Page 4A