New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Katherine Rae Corona, Evelyn Harborth, Martin Franz, Martin Edward Franz, Elizabeth Linda Martinez, Carlos Vela, Manuel Alvizo, Ashley Nicole Bading, Eliseo C. Vega, Victor Caballero, Aurora Martinez, Christy Salazer, Roland Salazar and Charlotte Barillcaux.
“Happy birthday” Saturday to Mary Alice Mendez, George Padilla Jr., and W.D. Sullivan.
Belated birthday wishes to Greg Hill.
“Happy anniversary” today to Joan and Leslie Rcinarz and Mr. and Mrs. Claudio Palacio.
Celebrating an anniversary Saturday, Raymond and Sophia Camarcno.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Vaccines available
Comal County Health Department has received 50 doses of Pneumovac vaccine from the Texas Department of Health for use in high risk individuals. This vaccine will be available for individuals age 65 or older who have never received the vaccine. Friday, June 28 from 1-4 p.m. has been set for administering the vaccine at the Health Department in the Comal County Courthouse on a first come, first serve basis. The fee is $8. For more information call 620-5595. ,Garage sale
Clear out the closets and bring those items lo the old Krueger building, 472 W. San Antonio St., for the next six Saturdays for the Senior Citizens garage sale slated for July 27. Furniture, books, games, clothing, toys arc just a few of the items to be gathered and sold to benefit the Senior Citizens Foundation.Red Cross
A special meeting of the McKenna Memorial Hospital Red Cross volunteers will be Monday, June 17 at 3 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. All hospital Red Cross volunteers arc encouraged to attend and learn about a new program at McKenna.Arts and crafts
Summer Showcase of Arts and Crafts will be June 28-30 at the New Braunfels Civic Center. More than IOO artists and craftsmen will be selling their handmade works. Doors will remain open Saturday from IO a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from IO a.m.-5 p.m. Adult admission is $1 and children under 12 arc admitted free. Call 512/698-0811 for more information.Piano repair
The piano in lite Civic Center is in need of repair. A citizens committee has been funned to help raise the funds to fix it, they include Belgard Suhr, Barron Schiameus, Jan Kennedy and JoAnna Schima. The committee is looking to raise $1,000. For more information on how to donate call Helgard at 625-6330 or JoAnna at Benne’s at 625-3318.Knights In Gruene
Travel back to a lime when chivalry was alive and knights fought for Ute honor and glory of his lady. Or to a time when Robin Hood still roamed the Sherwood Forests. Experience first hand die sword fighting, lite music and dancing of
Sa* STAMM TISCH, Pag* 2 AGood Day
New Braunfels firefighter Armando Aguirre, above, helps a youngster handle a high-pressure hose while his co workers, Andrew Schwab, left, and Nancy Hare, right, explain the contents of an amublance to participants in a special discovery program at the Children's Museum in New Braunfels (Photos by Robert Stewart)Children’s Museum series firing up summer interests
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The New Braunfels Fire Department presented a firefighter's suit including helmet, boots, fireproof pants and fireproof jacket to the Children's Museum in New Braunfels Thursday, according to Louise Nelson, coordinator of the museum's summer discovery series.
The Children’s Museum offers the discovery series as a way for children to make constructive use of their time in the summer. Sessions last from about 9 a.rn. to noon.
The series gives kids a chance to leant about something new every morning, according to Dana Overstreet, administrative assistant at the museum. Particip
ants can pay by the day or week for the series, she said.
“We’ll be out here every Thursday through the summer,” said Armando Aguirre of die Fire Department. The discovery series will last eight weeks.
“We’ll have a program of fire prevention with puppet shows, talks and first aid demonstrations,” Xavier Lanalde of the Fire Department said.
Fire Department officials added that it is important to learn about fire safety and prevention, especially with die upcoming Fourth of July holiday when many people celebrate with fireworks. Note dial it is illegal to use fireworks in the city limits of New Braunfels.
For more information about the summer discovery series call die Children’s Museum at 620-0939.
Chance for showers with hot, partly cloudy afternoons, highs near 95 and lows near 75. Thursday’s high in New Braunfels was 94 and die overnight low was ll. For weadier details, see Page 2.
GURA, legal firm discuss litigation
The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority board of directors met in a special session last week in Seguin to discuss litigation regarding protection of spring flows from the Edwards Underground Aquifer and the endangered and threatened species that rely upon those flows.
Roger Nevola of the law firm of Vinson and Elkins, legal counsel for the suit, joined the board during its June 5 discussion.
About a month ago, the GBRA board unanimously decided to intervene as a party in support of a lawsuit then anticipated by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club to protect spring flows and endangered species that live in the Comal and San Marcos springs. The Sierra Club filed their suit May 17 before Chief U.S. District Judge Lucius Bunion.
The suit claims that the U.S. Department of the Interior, through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has failed to protect certain threatened plant and animal species that live only rn the two springs.
The suit claims that by allowing continued overpumping of the Edwards Aquifer, whose natural outlets are the Comal and San Marcos springs, the service has allowed the species to be harmed and could cause their cxuncuon.
Known threatened and endangered species that live rn the springs include the San Marcos ganibusia, the fountain darter, the San Marcos salamander and Texas wild rice.
Conxidcrauon for filing the suit was heightened after rejection by the City of San Antonio of plans for an altemauve supplemental water supply.
County favors radio improvements
By GREG MEFFORD Spacial to th* Harald-Zaltung
Comal County officials approved recommendations for radio transmission improvements from Sheriff Jack Bremer Thursday, a move that the law enforcement official predicts will bring the county up to $12,000 in savings.
In his presentation to the commissioner’s court, Bremer said he considered an ofTer from Motolola as the “best fix” of three bids submitted for the enhancement of the county's radio
Acceptance of the sheriff’s recommendation was made in a motion from Commissioner Neil Craigmile, and seconded by Commissioner Moe Schwab. The court unanimously approved the measure.
“Motorola was really the only bidder that covered all of the criteria.” Bremer said. “When they installed the system we’re on now, there were some dead spots.
“I think from what we kind can find
out about it, they’ll pretty much solve
our problem,” Bremer said.
The department’s main concern has been centered on communication problems with outlying areas of the county and an 11-mile portion of River Road, which historically is the sue of a high number of assaults and disturbances during summer months, Bremer said.
Following Motorola's proposal, Bremer said the department will contract with the company for services which include the relocation of antennas to different broadcast towers, the
installation of in-line amplifiers and recalibrating existing broadcast equipment.
“We’re pretty sure this (proposal) will enhance our system and give us some coverage, Bremer said.
Phase one of the Motorola plan, estimated at a cost of $25,568, will entail the relocation of a mutual-aide antenna to the top of Start/ Hill, Bremer said. In addition to being utilized by law enforcement agencies, muiual-
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CISDboard names CED candidates
Hiring remains priority issue at Comal CAD
The Comal Central Appraisal District board of directors will conunuc to discuss hiring a chief appraiser during a meeting Monday.
The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the appraisal district office, 430 W. Mill Si
Board members will discuss replacing former Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes Jr., who left the agency in February to take the chief appraiser’s job in Ellis County. The board has been screening applicants for the position and will soon set up interviews with finalists, said Lynn Rodgers, acting chief appraiser.
lite board also Monday will consider updating the appraisal district's software package. The proposed software would include the latest appraisal district software innovations and would encompass the latest changes rn Texas law, particularly the public school finance program.
“Hopefully, we’re going to change to a package that will give us better reporting and appraisal techniques and will allow us more flexibility in our appraisal reporting techniques,” Rodgers said.New Braunfels
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wrltar
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees last night elected Board President Lee Ikels and Board Vice-President Leroy Goodson as its representatives on the County Education District (CED) Board.
Board Treasurer Bill Hayes nominated the two as candidates and Board Secretary Tom Potter seconded the nomination. Lee Ikels, Bill Hayes, Tom Potter and Don Craighead were the only trustees present at the meeting and the vote was unanimous.
The first meeting of the CED board is set for June 25, after the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees selects two members on June 18. The CED members must go to Austin to be certified by the attorney general before they can have their first meeting, according to Joe Rogers, CISD superintendent.
The CED is a new government entity created by recent legislation that raises revenue for education through taxation. Governor Ann Richards just signed the bill creating the CED system Thursday.
The executive session that had been scheduled was waived. The board took no action towards filling a vacancy created by the resignation of Bill Smith last month.
In other business, the board accepted the resignations of Jamie Avcn, a teacher at Canyon Middle School, and Frances Wilson, a teacher at Canyon High School who is retiring.
Hirings approved were Diane Fre-vcrt, Kenneth Sutton, Carrie Strmis-ka, Susan Smith, Blanche Rychel, Marcie Peterson, Heather Hodges, Lois Cox, Sandra Kilpper, Marilyn Rock, Michael Reininger, Luannc Cullen, Carpi Cross, Sharon Larkin, Joyce Brubaker, Elizabeth Doss, Nancy Sass, Ann Sprencei, Elizabeth Wilson, Ronald Rychel, April January -Cox, Kim Guesner, Sari Luhrman,
The first meeting of the County Education District board is set for June 25, after the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees selects two members on June 18. The CED members must go to Austin to be certified by the attorney general before they can have their first meeting.
Cora Chism, Martha Rouse, Denise Kern, Patricia Ingraham, Kay Roberts, Nancy Eldridge and Linda Sitarski.
The large number of hirings was mainly due lo bringing ihe new Bill Brown Elementary School on line this fall, according to Sandra Jackson, CISD public information officer.
The staff of CISD was lookmg forward to having Friday off as the district is now operating on a summer four-day week plan to cut energy costs.
The next regular CISD Board meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Central Administration Building, located at 1421 Highway 81 East in New Braunfels.Stammtisch