New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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AVci-u-LNew Braunfels, Texas
Community Band and Sweet Adeline Chorus w ill be featured during tonight's Concert in the Park at Panda Park Hie Community Band, led by Dr Allen Tieken plays patriotic music, marches and medleys. Sweet Adelines is a Texas Star Chorus from New Braunfels The group has been selected to sing at the Texas Special Olympics this summer The concert will begin at 7 and end around 8:45 p rn. Concerts in the Park are held every other thursday and are sponsored by New Braunfels Parks and Kecrea tion Department It s also senior citizens night, so if i* s not pouring down rain, grab a lawn chair (the ground might tx1 too wet for sitting> and head on over to Panda Park For more information, call the parks office at 625-5818
You can help as a volunteer in the literacy program of the Schertz Public library which offers free one top one tutoring for adults 17 and older The program reaches to New Braunfels where a tutor is currently working with a student at Iiittlinger Memorial library In service and training are pro vided for those willing to give several hours a wekk to help so meone learn to read Can you help ’ If you can. call Margaret Rile> at the Schertz Public Library. 658-6038 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from IO to 4» or Guadalupe County Adult Literacy Council. 658 1050 evenings).
You may also call Dittlinger Memorial Library. 625-8919. and leave your name and phone number and someone will get back in touch w ith VUU
New Braunfels Jaycees are being joined by other civic groups and many individuals to help pay for more fireworks for a community July Fourth celebration The Jaycees, who are not receiving any money from the city for the effort this year, are definitely going to have a fireworks show . now the question is how big a show is it going to be More money more fireworks If you want to donate (tax deductible write SAVF TNK FIREWORKS.
P O. Box 310432. New Braunfels. Texas 78130*0432. Or call Jaycee President Frank Witting, 625-3000
Members of the W axler and I- roelich families will be gathering for the annual reunion Sunday from noon to 5 p rn the Albert Kypfer Hermann Sons Lodge in Clear Spring For more information, call Ixirenz Bading at 625-1191
Have faith, there is relief in sight. The National Weather Service in San Antonio says there s a 50 percent chance of more thundershowers tonight, with a low in the 60s and northeast winds near IO mph. Only a 40 percent chance tomorrow. with partly cloudy skies and afternoon highs in the 80s The weekend forecast is this — Partly cloudy and warm days with no rain expected Hip, hip, hooray! Morning lows will be in the 60s with afternoon highs in the 80s
June 4, 1987
vol. 134, No. 109
Local educators say Legislature may cut schools
Jacob's Creek Park on and to considerable extent in Canyon Lake Wednesday. The lake level was expected to rise somewhat before the weekend limiting access to Canyon Lake Marina and other recreational areas. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth have
ordered releases through the dam limited to mitigate downstream flooding Officials said water would have to be allowed to dram frorr beneath road surfaces before recreation areas will be reopened completely photo by Leslie Kriewa db
It’s ‘no big deal’ at Canyon Dam despite hefty rain fall
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
Though rains have become an almost daily ritual in South Central Texas they have not been abun darn enough to come close to breaching or spilling over Canyon Lake Dam officials said Wednesday Comal County received more than nine inches of rain in May. mostly in the latter part of the month Additional heavy rains in the first three days of June have caused the lake level to rise enough that dam officials have closed two parks Outflow rates have been reduced because of the fear of flooding properties downstream But the level is far from threatening any spillover and would likely remain safe even with heavy rains over the next several days "Canyon Dam is doing exactly what it was design ed to do." said Park Ranger Lee Hart. "It is con taining the flood waters ”
As of 3 p.m. Wednesday, the lake level stood at
917.8 feet and rising Inflow tnt* th** take was recorded at 7,500 cubic feet per econd while the corps was maintaining an outflow oi only UM) cubic feet per second to mitigate d* wn»treai flooding As of 8 a rn today the inflow rate had risen to IS 440 cfs. while the outflow remained at UM) cfs The lake level was 919 73 and corps officials said the lake level is rising approximately I foot every eight hours.
"We are going to keep the releases low until flooding below the dam has subsided Hart -.aid The U S Army Corps of Engineers district office in Fort Worth assumes control of lake releases from Guadalupe Blanco River Author:' • vhen the lake level rises above 909 feet above mean sea level known as the conservation pool level
Once the lake reaches a level of 943 feet un controlled spilling occurs into a valley that meet* the Guadalupe River slightly downstream Hart said that has never happened The highest lake level
See DAM Page 2
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
"We’ve been in this negative equalization mode since House Bill 72 Campos said (MSD pays teachers the minimum salaries required by the state That obviously ha* hurt us as far as keeping teachers. " he added
"We are very concerned because I know we're not going to get more money from the state. I just hope we don t lose any more " said Abel Cam pos Comal ISD business manager That district has lost about SI.3
ted \ intr tax
million in stale ii Bill 72 was en ar amount translate: on the district’s mimstrator said "Anything (legislators) do worries us because we re basically a bare bones operation We've been on the losing side of state funding So anything thev do. whether it con
corns kindergarten or career ladder r s probably going to hurt us. he said
Because of the high property
values in the district (MSD is considered among the state's wealthy districts f- und* from Comal are used to fund district- with considerably lower property values
We ve been in this negative ( jualization mode -.lnce House Bill 72 Campos said (MSD pays teachers 'he minimum salaries required by the state That obviously has hurt us a* far as keeping teachers he added
The Legislature ended its regular session Monday without touching education fur. ling issues Those concerns have been postponed to the special session set to start in a few *eek- (MSD and New Braunfels ISD offic ials agreed that funding for fullery kindergarten which Gov Bill
See SCHOOLS. Page 2
N BIS Doffers free job skills courses
(.hit-of aciuxn adults looking to at quire or improve jot) skills will have an opportunity lo fake advantage of
free vocational education programs to be ofiered this month by New D in three areas of job
taking the three week
courses can learn how to -ales clerks and cashiers assistants waitresses and
school diploma is not re participate and those tak nurses may i»e presently
Braunfel services Person training become nursing waiters A high quired ti mg the employed A grant from the Texas Education Agency in the amount of SU) <mm> enabled the school district to offer its no-charge Adult Vocational Educa Hon Training courses set to begin June 15.
To my knowledge Weare the only school district in the area that has received a grant of this type said NBISD vocational director Leland Cox of the first year program The courses will be taught by local instructors and those completing the courses will receive a certificate from the school district Enrollment
is currently under way and can be done by t ailing ( ox or Fma Sanchez at the district s administrative OI flees a? 620-6200 during normal business hours A pre course meeting will be held June 8 at 7 p rn at NBISD offices Classes will b*> taught at the high school b ten Home for the Aged h just Motes and Rosita s Restaurant The times of the classes will be decided June 8 depending upon the convenience of those enrolled
This is a good community service and we feel like we can do an excellent jot of training." said Cox vho expects between bo and Ho per Mins to take advantage of the free training This would really enhance a person s chances of going to work Cox said the courses selected are jmong the top seven according to regional employer s needs Classes will last two and a-half hours .md be held three times a week for the three-week term One of the benefits of the program is that as a prospective employee you would already possess skills and knowledge needed to begin employment, he said
Comal, NB residents respond to disaster
While it rained record amounts here area residents responded in large numbers to help residents of another city who had lost their homes in a disaster there "We had fantastic results " said Houston Boswell who. along with a handful of volunteers, tran*ported truck loads of household items and food to victims of the Saragosa tor nado last month Twenty-nine people died and IOO more were injured in the high winds that leveled most of the buildings in that West Texas village "My wife and I couldn't fir-anywhere to donate" items. Boswell said. adding the Salvation Army and American Red Cross relief efforts were all being directed to Midland "Those people don’t have cars they had to drive to Midland" to get food and clothes, he said " The people here should be so proud." Boswell said "We had fantastic results and the people here really came all out."
Boswell said two tractor-frailer rigs were filled with items for the tornado victims "We took up enough clothes - and new clothes — for everybody to fill up a closet," he said, explaining that tents have been erected in Saragosa and are full of items for the homeless "It gave me such a feeling of relief to have something there where they could go get groceries." Boswell said.
"A lot of people are still in the hospital," said Boswell, who said he counted seven houses still standing
"What they are needing now is money and furniture and bedding rollaway beds, mattress.” Boswell said
Some of the money already donated has been forwarded to 'wo children — 4 and 7 years old who lost both parents in the disaster, Boswell said
Volunteers at the end of May gathered student-donated non perishable items from the Comal ISD schools and employees from Lack s Furniture — Armando Sanchez and Freddy Acevedo — helped load heavy items after work, Boswell said Pen Foods in New Braunfels and Country Boy’s in Sattler served as donation drop off centers Atwell Scholl volunteered his time and work Ben Jarisch drove his full Ken worth tractor to Saragosa. and Maurice Fischer of Mid Tex helped out with his tandem trailer. Boswell said
The few volunteers I had really worked,” Boswell said I want to thank all of them and I owe a special thanks to the radio station for runn mg the information every hour on the hour."
Boswell said volunteers will be making another trip to Saragosa as soon as more supplies are needed there and "we are able to leave more items there." he said
Meanwhile, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has asked pee pie with June reservations at a motel in the Balmorhea State Recreation Area to give up their rooms for vie
What is lett of the city of Saragosa resembles a junk yard Volunteers are working to helpresidents
tims of the Saragosa tornado Mike Henderson, Balmorhea park ranger said everyone contacted at the San Solomon Springs Courts motel so tar has been "very cooperative and understanding ’
We are refunding their reservation fee or rescheduling the room tor a later date Most people say, I wouldn I want to put one of those families out,’ ’ Henderson said The Balmorhea park is about 12
miles from saragosa The San Solomon Springs Court has 18 rooms, and officials said as soon as the rooms were vacated by guests, the rooms were used to house victims and resc ue workers