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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAYFestival atmosphere much like Olympics - See S '■M'.M'Jljj 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN: 506 »ixn»FT-TrrrT^d DAYS a ■;^ l3 jj jflfUi IS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial \r\jSlT TOO SAJ March 21,1845 YCS*. ’" March 21, 1995 New Braunfels 14 Pages in one section ■ July 23,1993 WW    g    m M • rnHerald -Zeitung 93    Serving Comal County ■ Home of RICHARD MARHOFER Vol. 141, No. 175INSIDE Weather...............2 Water Watch..........2 Opinion...............4 Sports................7 Wheels................9 STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Claudia Brandenburg, Loriann Silva, Gina Espinosa (belated). Comal County ACS planning big gala The public is invited to the American Cancer Society of Comal County’s Summer Starlight Gala on Aug. 13. Tuxedos are not required. All reservations must be mae by Friday, July 30. Please call 629-5717 for reservations and informations. Major credit cards accepted. New Braunfels Parks courses The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer. Session II runs July 31 and Aug. I. Pre-registration is required and will be taken at the parks office. For more information call 629-PARK. Rivercrest Night Out slated Aug. 3 The Rivercrest Heights Neighborhood Association will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3 with a meeting at Rivercrest Park. Decorations should be in place by 6 p.m. for judging. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a special visit from "Toby Tuber." Everyone should bring a lawnchair to share the fun and good times. Texas Tech send off scheduled Aug. 1 The annual hamburger cookout, hosted by the Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex-Student Association, will be held in honor of all freshmen attending Texas Tech. All family and friends arc invited to attend Sunday, Aug. I at the Riverwalk on the Wureties grounds Social begins at 5 p m with the meal and program beginning at 6 30 p m. The cost it SS for adults and $2.50 for children under 12 Proceeds go lo the scholarship fund RS VP by calling 629-2163 (Mike Doherty) or 625-7551 (work) or Peggy Morris at 625-9638 'Party of the Century’ planned for Aug. 28 The Comal County Fair Association Scholarship Fund will hold a 100th Anniversary Gala "Party of the Century" at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 which includes barbecue dinner and dance. Music will be provided by County Line. Call a Fair director or Drover for tickets, or Jayne E. at 625-6916 or 620-6632. Proceeds from the dinner and dance will benefit the scholarship fund. A variety of items will be auctioned off by both silent and live auction. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtisch " represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.) Printed on rocyclod popor a County commissioners lift hiring freeze By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners lifted the hiring freeze for county employees at Thursday's Commissioners Court session, but no additional positions are expected to be filled as a result. “I don't think it’s going to change No additional positions are expected to be filled anything,” said Neil Craigmile, Commissioner Precinct 2. “Positions that were necessary have been filled. I can’t think of any opening that was budgeted for that hasn’t been filled.” Craigmile said the lifting of the freeze will allow department heads to simply fill openings as they occur rather than having to have the approval of commissioners for each replacement. The commissioners voted unanimously to lift the freeze. The county ended the year with a S1,265,994 surplus undesignated in the general fund according to Craigmile. In other business, commissioners accepted petitions from Manuel Camareno requesting that the Comal County Veteran Service Officer be a full-time, 40-hour position. Craigmile said the commissioners will be evaluating the position and if necessary will readdress the issue. Commissioners accepted the outside auditor’s report and management letter as presented to the court July 15,1993 and County Judge Carter Casteel reappointed Commissioners Craigmile, J. L. Evans and County Tax Assessor-Collect Ar Gloria German to the Oversite Committee to assure that the recommendations of the auditor, said Craigmile. Fountain fund goes over the top! Heraki-Zeitung photos by MARK LYON The New Braunfels Downtown Rotary assured the success of the Fountain Restoration project Thursday night. Iris Schumann, chair of the Save the Fountain Project, announced the donation of $2,000 by the downtown club which put the project over the goal of $50,000 at Thursday night's gala, held at the Civic Center. The project, which began on April 7 of this year with a $10,000 donation from HEB, will continue to accept donations for future restoration, officials said. The actual restoration of the Fountain should begin In the fall. The New Braunfels Historic Museums Assocatlon can now begin to contract with restoration specialists to begin the process. The gala, hosted by Jean Wilson, was a huge success and will have proceeds donated to the project. As of this morning, the total proceeds were still not known. Members of Broadway Express (shown above) entertained guests who attended the gala. NBISD school board candidates present different views at forum By JENNIFER ROM PEL Staff Writer Four candidates for the New Braunfels Independent School District board were given an opportunity to discuss the issues Thursday night in a candidates’ forum sponsored by the New Braunfels chapter of the League of Women Voters. Candidates for the school board include John Seidel, District 5, Sylvia Sanchez, District I and Dick Robinette and Tom Allen, District 3. District 3 Incumbent Dick Robinette said a good education is the goal of all New Braunfels residents. “Excellence in education is not just my goal, it’s your goal, the goal of everybody in the room and everybody in New Braunfels,” he said. “Each student has a right and privilege to have an education in a class that is free of crime of drugs,” said Robinette. “It is a right and privilege of them to learn regardless of race or creed.” “I believe in best strategies for teaching our students The classroom teacher and the student are what it is all about,” said Robinette. His opponent Tommy Allen, a native of New Braunfels, said emphasis should be placed on getting in touch with the kids “We need to make sure they get the very best education possible,” he said. “We need to get out there and get to the kids and keep them in school. We can’t lose them.” “We need to provide teachers and a quality of teachers and keep drugs, alcohol and gangs out of school. There is no place for it in our school system,” said Allen. District 4 Candidate John Seidel, who is running unopposed, said he has lived in New Braunfels for 40 years and believes people in this area adhere to conservative values. “I believe New Braunfels is a conservative town and stands for conservative values. That’s where I stand also,” he said. “New Braunfels has always been a make things happen kind of town. That is to be commended. I want to see the school district be the same kind of place that makes things happen,” said Seidel. Seidel also he believes the goal of the school board should be education “We should consider education first and everything else second. Cuts should be made in secondary activities not education. There are so many extracurricular activities that we lose site of what we’re supposed to be doing,” he said. District I candidate Sylvia Sanchez GBRA officials says Olympic Festival will have to buy water said she will work hard to narrow the gap between minority students and Anglo students. “I want all our children to be productive, well education future leaders,” she said Other issues discussed by the candidates included communication with the school board, gangs, consolidation, Hispanic education, drugs and standardized testing. All candidates agreed that communication between parents, teachers, administrators and school board members is vital. In addition, they all agreed gangs are a problem in the schools. “We will continue to keep fighting and teaching our kids say no. We will educate them about where they are going to end up,” said Sanchez. Seidel said his solution would be not to put up with it. “If they get in trouble with some type of gang-related activity, we should kick them out,” he said Allen said the solution may be to start providing more activities for students when they are in middle school "They have go to have a reason to group together .. We need to start out in middle school and get more activities in middle school,” he said By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer_ The U.S. Olympic Festival will have to purchase water at a flow rate of at least 400 cubic feet per second (cfs) for die Canoe/Kayak Whitewater events on Thursday, July 29, according to David M. Welch, Director of Planning and Development for the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority. “They are going to do so through a purchase agreement with us which is consistent our policies,” said Welch. “In 1984 we charged the outfitters the prevailing rate so we are being consistent. If we change the policies for the Olympic Festival, we should change than to benefit the outfitters and everybody else. The Olympic Festival doesn’t have a problem with this.” The GBRA’s agreement with the Olympic Festival is to release 400 cfs next Thursday for the Whitewater events. Welch quoted Olympic representatives from a press release concerning the release of the water. “We appreciate the efforts of GBRA personnel working with the event. GBRA has been completely up front with us regarding the operation of the reservoir and helping develop alternatives. We realized from the beginning that South Texas water conditions would probably make it tough to conduct the water sports but the Olympic Committee is committed to this event.” The announcement was made Wednesday at a meeting between GBRA representatives, the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the outfitters and businesses on the Guadalupe River at the Chamber facilities. Although initiated to clarify GBRA's position regarding the Olympic Festival, the meeting was also proposed as the beginning of a series of regular meetings to promote a better understanding of GBRA’s policies and to develop new policies to protea business interests if possible. The release from Canyon Lake will be reduced back to 140 cfs Thursday afternoon unless the area receives substantial rainfall before that Thursday afternoon according to Welch. TheSheriffs Dept, part of security plan By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs deputies, along with members of the San Antonio Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard, will be providing security for the U.S. Olympic Festival events being held in Comal County. The events will begin at both Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River. Events will include white water rafting and kayak/canoeing Lr. Jim Oilton, executive officer at the Comal County Sheriffs Department said the department will allow off-duty deputies to work at the festival in addition to those deputies who are scheduled to be on duty. The cost of paying the off-duty officers will be paid by the U S Olympic Festival. Clifton said the U.S. Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be patrolling the lake in boats. He said the sheriffs office will make its boat available. The Canyon Lake events will be held at a section of Canyon Park The events on the Guadalupe will be held on the portion of the river near the Lazy LAL campground River events are scheduled for July 28-30. Clifton said more than 500 people are expected to attend the events. reservoir release is determined by the inflow which is the amount of water entering Canyon reservoir in rainfall from its upstream flows and rributanes The current release of 140 cfs is normal but is more suitable for family recreation and leisurely trips. Local Girl Scouts chosen to be a part of Olympic Festival’s first ceremonies Girls will carry giant flag in San Antonio From staff rsports A group of New Braunfels Girl Scouts have been selected to take part in the opening ceremonies for the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival which gets underway Friday in San Antonio The New Braunfels girls will be part of a special flag ceremony in which scouts from San Antonio and surrounding communities will carry in a mammoth U.S. flag to kick off the spectacular as well as the IO days of competition The New Braunfels group include Senior Girt Scouts Michelle Bishop, Natalie Goff, Eva Maldanado and Leslie Opperman, all from Troop 880. The girls are freshman at New Braurv fels High School The Cadette Girl Scouts consist of Samantha Bligh, Lauren Colley, Jodie Hetchler and Katy O’Neal, all of New Braunfels Troop 960 and Ashley Perez, Laura Pulido, Tamara Simon, Lauren Woods and Cassie Woods, all of New Braunfels Troop 709 The girls are seventh graders at New Braunfels Middle School. Nearly 20 hours of rehearsals over three days precede the ceremonies which ga under way at 8 p m Friday at the new Alamodome in San Antonio. Approximately 1,400 participants are involvedFor    news,advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 ;