New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 6, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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County Courthouse 10 pages in one section ■ Thursday, June 6,1996
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■'Home ofinside I Ku Klux Klan rally tab put at $10,000 to $15,000
Birthday wishes from the Harakl-Zaitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Johnny Williams, Colleen J. Sanchez (12 yean), James Pierce, Claudio Palado, Alex Caballero (12 yen),, Juan G. Martinez and Kenneth Roy Seidel (belated, 23 yean).
Hippy 60th anniversary to Margaret and Dale Moore.
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Mold —323 Grass —trace Oak —0 Hack. —18 Pecan—0 Elm —0 (Podsn measured in parts per cubic meter of air. Readings takan yesterday. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
Comal River —144 cubic feat per second, down 3 from yesterday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Calyon Wed 622.40 feet above sea level, down .09 from yesterday.
Canyon Dam discharge — 83 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 57 cfs Canyon Lake level —905.70 feet above sea level. (Below conservation pool.)
ACS Starlight Gala tickets on sale now
Reservations are now being accepted for the fourth annual American Cancer Society Starlight Gala. "A Night in Casablanca" is the theme for this year's Gala, which will feature casino gaming, a gourmet buffet catered by Word of Mouth Catering from Austin, and dancing to the music of the Fairmonts. A silent auction will add to the evening and the winner of a year's lease of a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe will be announced. Ticket prices start at $100 per couple. The gala will be June 15 at the Civic Center. For more information, call 629-6153 or 606-4115.
German Folk Dancers to hold
The New Braunfels German Folk Dancers will have a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 1018 Harriet Drive in Canyon Lake Village West.
For information, call 899-7042 or 899-3672.
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New Braunfels High School Class of 1986 wit meet Friday night at the Watering Hole; from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Landa Park, and from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Tree Tops.
Iglotla Bothol to hold annual rummag# Mio
The annual rummage sale to benefit Iglesia Bethel will be held from 8 a m. to 5 p.m. today and Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 385 | Grape St.
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The Summer Reading Program at the Dittlinger Memorial Library is here. Kids ages 3 to 5 can come in for Storytime ; Tuesdays at 10 a m., and pro-; grams for school-age kids are J held Thursdays.
Programs will run through j July 18, and they are all free.
; Call 608-2150 for information.
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By ABE LEVY
Now that the dust has settled from Saturday's Ku Klux Klan rally in New Braunfels, city officials estimate the total cost for the event will climb as high as $10,000 to $15,000 in direct and indirect costs.
City Manager Mike Shantis said the
actual out-of-pocket costs are more than $4,000 and could reach $6,000 after all expenses are tallied.
Out-of-pocket expenses include overtime pay for the 111 police officers, numerous city employees who helped in clean up after the event and street crews, which set up barricades.
Indirect costs include city planning
meetings, long-distance telephone calls and extra time spent on media inquiries.
In addition, the civic center and Landa Park were closed during the event.
‘"Whatever the cost, it was justified because it was to protect our citizens," Shantis said. “You had to be prepared for so many eventualities. Both sides did nothing to incite a riot. Nobody's
life was threatened, none of our businesses had any damages to their properties. It was superbly handled by law enforcement"
Police made five arrests for public disturbances during the event. Police estimated 400 to 500 people showed up for the rally, most of whom were antiman protesters.
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because it was to protact our ettiaans.’
— Mike Stands, city manager
Carp stocked in Lake Dunlap in hopes of halting hydrilla
By DAVID DEKUNOER
omeowners, news media and public officials welcomed Lake Dunlap^ newest residents to their new home Wednesday morning.
Five thousand non-native sterile calp L into the lake at the IH-35 i ramp in hopes of stopping
i is a noiMiative aquatic plant which Ms grown rapidly in the last three years in Lakes Dunlap and McQueeney, causing the lakes to he
I and interfering with boaters
president of the Preserve Lake Dunlap Association, said the three-year eflbrt to get the enp was worth the wait.
“rd like to thank everybody who made donations and put forth the work and effort in making this into a reality," Edelen said. “I think we have satisfied every group here... b's a big weight off my shoulders and the board of directors
(of PLDA). It was a lot of hard work. We have done our work. Now it’s time for the fish to do their job."
The release was part of a three-tiered plan to limit the hydrilla. The first two pusses or inc punt neraciae treanncnts for certain areas of l^f Dunlap and Lake McQueeney, were done in March and May.
The carp were released into the lake from a fiberglass pipe running from t truck that hauled tire fish in tanks.
Dr. Earl Chilton, stiff specialist for TP&W's Inland Fisheries Division, said the carp release was the result of cooperative work between the property own*-ors, State Representative Edmund Kucmpel, Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
"This year we became aware of the need to implement a more integrated plan of chemical treatments and the grass carp," Chilton said. “We will continue to work with OBRA, Rep. Kuem-pel and the Lake Dunlap property owners (to)... continue to make it into a lake which will be useful for recreation.”
Kuempel said the carp stocking
‘shows that the private sector and the sector can work together." (TP&W) have been the story in making this come to a fruition," Kuempel mw!,
OBRA General Manager Bill West said his agency played the role of mediator between the public and the governmental “The role GERA has played has been one of a facilitator in assisting and bringing the entities together to produce this result,** West said “We hope this is the solution to this terrible menace."
West credited GBRA Director of Project Development David Wclsch in working with TP&W and the lake management workgroups, which are made up of property ownem on the lakes who meet to discuss the best ways in fighting the hydrilla.
“He has done a tremendous job in being the facilitator and interfacing all the entities together," West said.
A stocking of 5,000 more carp is scheduledfor 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lake Braize Ski Lodge on FM 725. Three to five acres of Lake Placid are scheduled to be sprayed Monday.
Spring Garden Show looks for entrants
The Men's Garden Club is once again sponsoring the Annual Spring Garden Show.
Gardeners from Comal County are invited to enter the show. There is no entry fee and anyone who gardens vegetables or flowers is eligible to compete.
Divisions include: Open Class -anyone and any age in Comal County and just about every vegetable category there is; Division ll - Fruits, class open to anyone and any age and includes beme*, peaches, plums, apples, peas, persimmons and grapes; Division III - Cut Flowers, class open to any age and includes any type, variety or cultivar of
flower grown here in Comal County; Division IV - Potted Plants, open to any age and includes any potted plant that is presently grown and owned by the exhibitor. Class V -Children's Garden, all youngsters less than 19 years old are eligible to compete.
The show is set for Saturday at the Comal County Extension Office. Entries will be received from 8 to IO a m. Judging will be from IO to 11 a.m. Viewing and comments will be from 11 a m. to I p.m.
If you are interested in exhibiting in the show, call the Extension Office at 620-3440 for more information.
Test scores rise at NBISD
By DENISE DZIUK
The results are in and administrators for the New Braunfels Independent School District are pleased with the students' performance on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test.
Karen Simpson, NBISD executive director of education services, said NBISD was the only district out of seven districts in the surrounding area that had all 70s and 80s.
“We’re very pleased with that," said Simpson. “It’s a real credit to our teachers and schools on how hard they’ve been working.”
Dr. Ellen Bell, director of curriculum, said the scores are very impressive, and efforts focusing on the TAAS test have paid off. She said strategies for addressing the test include student study guides, staff development, special programs such as Reading Recovery, and conferences with parents.
“There's always room for improvement, but we’re very pleased with these numbers,” she said.
The TAAS test is a measure of student performance on a given day.
Grade 10 TAAS Scores
Grades three, five, six and seven were scored for reading and mathematics, and grades four, eight, and 10 (exit level) were scored for reading, mathematics and writing.
In spring 1996, the districts' percent of students meeting minimum expectations on the exit test (grade IO) was 85 percent in reading, 71 percent in Math and 89 percent in writing. All of these scores were above the state average.
To help teachers improve their students’ scores, the district will receive a report from the Texas Education Agency. Bell said the report shows how each student answeredevcry question, allowing teachers to see what areas need additional work.
“It’s kind of a blow by blow account. We’ve found that it’s very helpful in finding what items are giving students trouble," she said.
Alcohol suspected in Tuesday’s fatal car crash
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Department of Public Safety officers are still investigating the cause of a rollover accident on Highway 46 Tuesday afternoon that took the life of a San Antonio teen-ager.
DPS Trooper Ricky Alvarez said his office is waiting for the results from the DPS crime lab of blood-alcohol tests on the driver.
“Alcohol use is suspected, but it is still being investigated," Alvarez said.
The accident occurred when a 1983 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Reginal Price, 44, of 8801 Cinnamon Creek in San Antonio was going the wrong way eastbound on Highway 46 near the Smithson Valley High School entrance, DPS reports said.
According to the report, Price approached a right curve and tried to oversteer it, losing control of the vehicle. The Suburban then flipped
over many times, struck a telephone pole on the side of the road and landed on the passenger side.
Pronounced dead at the scene was Michael Shane Carroll, 15, of 8801 Cinnamon Creek in San Antonio. His body was taken to Zoeller Funeral Home in New Braunfels. Price and four Otho-passengers were airlifted to San Antonio hospitals.
Price and 50-year-old Patricia Schmid, also of 8801 Cinnamon Creek in San Antonio, were taken to University Hospital, where they were treated and released for injuries on Tuesday.
Justin Poehls,ll, and Christina Fulkes, 12, both of 12450 Rebecca Creek Road, and Robert Schmid, 15, of8801 Cinnamon Creek in San Antonio, were taken to Wilford Hall Medical Center. As of yesterday afternoon, both Poehls and Fulkes were listed in fair, but guarded condition. Schmid’s condition was listed as stable.
Honoring the airmen
Brian Osborn, airman of th* quarter, Lance Waddy, airman of tho year, Now Braunfels Mayor Jan Ksnnady, and Ramon Chapa Sr., of tho Now Braunfels Chamber of Commerce share a moment at a reception Friday. The Chamber of Commerce and Randolph Air Force Base personnel joined together in presenting Osborn and Waddy with their awards. The awards ars chosen by a select group of Isedsrs st Randolph Airforos boss.Making sure kids are safe in day care is up to the parents. See Opinion, Page 4