New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
One Section 12 Pages
Vol. 134, No. 122
June 23, 1987
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Wanna find out how to dispose of recyclable things The Keep Texas Beautiful Task Force offers these numbers of folks who are in the business of doing lust that For aluminum things, call Larry Emard of Alcoa Recycling at 214' 047*0507 for glass things, call William ('low of Owens Illinois Inc. at 419) 247-2404; paper Allen Stein of ACCT) Wastepaper Inc at 512) 222 2618 or John Folz of Consolidated Fibers at 214 ) 871-7501, plastics. Norman Hall of Polymer Techniques at (214) 647 8982; and for tire disposal, call Rill Vinc ent of Texas Tire Disposal at 817) 654-4577.
The Comal County Extension Sendee is once again hosting a seminar that will teaeh you all sorts of handy things. This one’s titled, “Dollars and Sense of Water Conservation" and will he held today, repeat TODAY, at 2 p m and 7:30 p.m. at the "flood Cents" home at 1570 Camellia the house built by New Braunfels High School students. The FREE seminar is for those who are interested in saving water in and around the home. It is co-sponsored by New Braunfels Utilities....
Colonial Manor ('are Center honored its volunteers last month with a luncheon. Various groups from the community were represented there, including the Harmony Baptist Church, St Paul Lutheran Church. American Bed ',oss. Holy Family Catholic 'Church. First Baptist Church of Canyon I .ake, The Church in the Valley; Comal County RSVP members and the First Mexican Baptist Church.
Individual volunteers were honored at the luncheon and received certificates of appreciation for their work. The highlight of the afternoon came when Janice Deason, a member of the local Bed Cross, was named Volunteer of the Year by Jeff Harmon, Colonial Manor administrator. Those at Colonial Manor asked Harold to help them thank all the volunteers for all the valuable time and efforts they contribute. ..
A summer riding and art camp sponsored by Community Education will meet at the Grand Oaks Farm in Bulverde, Weekly sessions will be held from June through August, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a in. to 12:30 p.in The fun camp is for those between 6 and 14 and will feature English saddle riding. The art camp includes watercolor arid pastel.
For more information, contact Community Education Director Nancy Poe al 438-7854....
Because of the growth of the Comal County Health Department’s expanded programs, organizers nave had to revise the schedule. Effective yesterday, the Weil-ChUd Clinics will be held every second and fourth Tuesday by appointment only. Physical exams and immunizations are provided for infants and children up to age 3 who qualify by income The Immunization Clinics will be held every Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.in. and from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Appointments may be scheduled for immunizations and TH tests if children are unable to attend at the scheduled times. Pre-natal Clinics are held every Thursday by appointment only. Prenatal care is provided to low-risk maternity patients with financial need. For more information and for appointments, call 625-8571....
Head for the shade. You-re going to need it when temperatures today and the rest of the week reach into the low and mid 90s. Skies today will be partly cloudy with southerly breezes at 15 mph.
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Storm damage delays highway repairs, projects
The driver of a aundry truck escaped injury Monday afternoon when the van he was driving jackknifed md tell on its side* scattering hags of laundry at Loop 337 and Han/ Drive. Police reports state that Roger Johnson, 26, of 2969 W. San Antonio applied brakes to maid another vehicle turning left off Loop 337
The brakes in the van locked and the trailer jackknifed Both the van and trailer tipped over and the trailer hit a pickup truck driven by Nett Cline 16 of Ranch Road 12 rn San Marcos. Neither driver carried any passengers and neither driver was cited. (Photo by Deryi Clark).
Industrial Foundation pledges thousands to Wal-Mart center
fly I RAVIS t. POI ING Correspondent
Comal County Commissioners this week agreed to a transfer of funds that would aid the community in bringing the Wal-Mart Distribution ('enter to New Braunfels and Comal County.
Hie special meeting was held Monday morning, t ‘oinmi; -.loners entered into a contract with the New Braunfels Industrial Foundation, a non-profit corporation for economic development, to have funds totalling $65,000 transferred from the Industrial Development Authorities to the county. The money will >e placed in a lund tor use by the foundation.
l orn Burr us, foundation director, made recounted the history of the foundation and what it has done for New Braunfels and the county. Burrus said the foundation has for many years helped the economic growth of the county >\ bringiia rn new industry and helping in the expansion
of existing industries and businesses.
Burrus said the goal of the foundation overall, and in this particular contract with the county, is to. increase the employment rate and general welfare The $65,000 for economic development will be used primarily to defray the cost of the land where the Wal-Mart Distribution Center will be located. The money also is meant to show that the community wants the business and is willing to support it and its development /An executive session of the commissioners concluded the special meeting. After nearly 45 minutes of debate and discussion, County Judge Fred Clark reported that no action was taken on the settlement offer on a threatened lawsuit by Frank “Shorty Dees.
Clark said further deliberation with attorney s will take place and that the matter is in no way settled at this point. Any action laken by the court will probably result in litigation," he said.
By SARAH DUK!
More than four w'eeks f rain Comal County damaged highways throughout the county and is t. causing messy delays for im provement projects.
Bobbie Hasert. resident engineer with the Texas Department f Highways and Public Tran sportation. said Monday :t ss possible to estimate the cost t damage caused by the rains but. I guess the biggest cost is to take ai these people and equipment and tie that up when they need to fie icing maintenance work and the work that can only be done during the ammer."
The now-completed project t*. widen Texas 48 southest of Interstate 2.5 already has .Lad its first repair-because of the rain Hasert ^aid th.-real of the pavement was probably torn when curbs were constructed Because of that damage, thou*’ minor at the time. water seeped through and caused bumps and buckles in the new pavement fie said. That project, till waiting for final approval by the highway department, cost just more than
Outside New Braunteis. springs have popped up hrougiout the count; and Hasert said the ne* under roads are wreaking ha\»c wit: pavement A quick tour f FM to PM 2673 and Bear < reek Road revealed a series of cracks <.nd buckles. Hasert said those new bumps rn the roads are directly : elated to recent rains, man; ausec by .-prings popping up inder the pavement
* When that water pops up in the road, you can count on having serious problem," he said. When you find those things, there s not a whole lot you tan do about it except to make repairs. Hasert added
They re just little nuisance points," he said. ..dding that he has not estimated a cost for repairing the
spring damage Y trucks, equipme nt you put that in ie square y ard. you’d i To eliminate pro springs. Hasert insert either drair the pavement or ja; area where the spn be. The work is i consuming, ne said insure no future same area.
In tfie constructs 46 west (J V S. u8 springs have popp* stopped He aid convenience of pc for each springs, the because crews can before the $2 rn provement project i We’re address!! have the opportune now, it will be forgo a problem with it will be a mess he Springs near r problems for the ment because the create dangerc us ches, the engined 3424 north of Can; slowed his Jeep ani ravine through a the side of the i carried spring wet the hill to a drama* Somewhere •») have to come tut .Someone who ca and gets a tire cat wind up in trout today’s smaller c ar On the same r oat a stop next t drainage basin th open by spring under it The v a concrete and un i really a pretty cor The on:\ cure for : a wrecking bali ai
NB speaks up' for tradition
Saying the citizens ot New Braunfels have spoken." Tom Corbin, representing New
Braunfels Jaycees, presented City Council Monday with a check for $10,000 to keep alive the century-■ >ld tradition of a Fourth of July fir eworks extravaganza.
This year we are going to have I Fourth of July Fireworks presentation,*’ said Corbin. “The citizens of New Braunfels have spoken and they have decided to keep the 111-year-old tradition alive. That is a mighty long time," he said, referring to documentation of an annual fireworks tisplay in New Braunfels dating back to the 1800s
Jaycees, led by Corbin and Frank Witting, worked the past two months to raise the money needed to ensure a New Braunfels fireworks display after council deleted its $5,000 appropriation following revenue shortfalls during mid-year budget amendments.
The fund raising became a
community-wide affair with individuals, civic groups and businesses actively involved if! collecting and raising money. Thousands of people attend the annual event in luanda Park, which is synchronized musically over the local radio station.
Though the item was extracted from the city park s department budget last November, civic leaders did not realize the city's annual fireworks show was in danger until May 4, leaving them with less than two months to raise the money.
Jaycees had until June 20 to raise the funds needed, but said they received more than HOO a day in the mail and appealed to city and county officials as well as local residents and businesses to donate and raise the funds,
Corbin thanked local media for their efforts in raising the monies and also thanked council members James Goodbread, Mayor George Erben and Ixiraine Kraft for their donations.
Season passes to be honored surcharge out at Tube Chute
laical residents who hold a < urrent eason swim jvass will be entitled to use their ticket at Prince Solms Park I Lube Chute soon
New Braunfels City Council Monday unanimously approved the recommendation of its Parks and Recreation Advisory Board made during a meeting June 16.
Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo said today the measure will ►lave to come back before council during its July 13 meeting as an amendment to its ordinance pertaining to season swim passes which was amended and approved Feb. 9 when annual fees were raised and a surcharge was implemented Under the ordinance s revision, there will not be a 25-cent surcharge at the Prince Solms facility as is required to enter the municipal swimming facility.
Tamayo said city staff was meeting today to discuss when the amendment could take effect Council may approve the amend
ment in an emergency reading or in three readings. he parks board recommendation asxed that .pon council approval, the matter bt* handled administratively so that pass holders could soon take d-vantage of the new provision
Parks Director David What.es said Monday he would ask if the provision could be started as early as this weekend.
At-large council member James Goodbread s motion to approve the board’s recommendation was seconded by Precinct 2 council member Ixiraine Kraft Goodbread c alled the proposal a good idea
Whatley said ail parks facilities utilize a philosophy of lower fees to residents, but that philosophy had not been incorporated at the Tube Chute. which the city took control of in February following termination of the contract with concessionaire Richard Hampton.
The board hoped the move might bolster season swim pass sales,
which eporieaiy art- ;aggtng some $300 from .as; year r oan members attribute the increase to igher costs. WV.at.ey said i.umber - show v*Q percent of ..sen f rh *e somis Park are non-resident; nd did allowing season sw im pas Mailer \ use the facility t : o ..ad;'.. •’.«>. -t would not lower :evenues ut
may aid other (one* ‘von
In a related matter, the t>oai t next month may again adm- no - ■ of the quarter surcharge to e!,:rr r t olympic and spring-fed po*lls Boar: members base asked for ‘redba r. from former and current seas •> j ass holders about the surcharge, which will be collected and placed in special account to address mute pool improvements
In other action Monday ami unanimously approved the f mow ing
— Final reading of an ordinance providing for the regulation and licensing of ambulance services operating within city limits
Teacher appraisers review changes
the teacher appraisal system in Texas is being fine tuned to better suit the needs of teachers after the first year of use, said New Braunfels ISI) Superintendent Charles Brad-berry of recent changes in the review system
Changes in the appraisal system are basic ones that simplify the process and eliminate duplication, Bradberry said after a local training session to fanulianze appraisers with new changes.
Of the five domains, or evaluation criteria, considered in the appraisal system, the superintendent said the previous 14 performance indicators have been reduced to 13.
Before school begins this fall, NBISD will provide a training session for all local teachers to keep them abreast of changes in the appraisal system The Texas Teacher Appraisal Instrument was developed during the educational reform effort that produced House Bill 72 and other farreaching changes in Texas’ public schools system in accordance with the appraisal system, teachers are evaluated twice annually. The state appraisal system dictates exactly what behavior will be evaluated and what constitutes good teaching.
"I think the TTA is the most simple
teaching process. In terms ii effective teaching strategies, it makes you aware of what you’re doing, Bradberry said.
The superintendent said he does not perceive the regulation of teaching and the dictation of teaching methods as a means of restricting teachers’ creativity. "I don’t think these have anything to do with creativity. I think good teachers always check for understanding with kids. The kinds of things you see here are the kinds of things good teachers do," he said, leafing through a
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Council appoints members to two city advisory buat ds
New Braunfels City Council Monday appointed five persons to fill various terms on the Rivers and I anda Park Municipal Golf Course advisory boards Wayne Rousseau received unanimous acclamation by council to fill an unexpired term on the Rivers Advisory Board which became open recently with the resignation of former board member Craig Hollmig. Rousseau’s term is to extend through June 30, iy89 Also appointed by unanimous
acclamation to the Rivers Board were David Spandau and Edward Temple. Theirs are three-year terms set to end June 30, .990 Spandau was reappointed by council after filling a short unexpired term while < beryl lh liar, whose terms ends June 30, stated she did not wish to serve another term.
Reappointed to the Golf Course Advisory Board was Bill Mabry who has been serving as chairman
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