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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAYConcerts in the Park continue tonight - p en rniirs New Braunfels 16 Pages in one section ■ June 24,1993Herald -Zeitung J93    Serving    Comal    County ■ Home of Dustin Foerster ■ Vol. 141, No. 154 INSIDE Weather..............2 Water Watch...........2 Opinion...............4 Sports..........  7 Comics...............6 Dear Abby..............9 STAMMTISCH Best Wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to Dustin Foerster,; John Sanchez, Cookie DeLeon, Janie Hernandez, Alfred Leos, Jr., Jeanne Juarez (belatedX Happy Anniversary to Edmond and Mildred Vordenbaum and Sophie and Erwin Honk. CISD offers defensive driving The Comal Independent School District's Community Education Defensive Driving Class, taught by Charlie Rose, is scheduled for 6 p.m. to IO pjn. July 13 and IS in the board room of the CISD Administration Building. For more information or to enroll, call 625-8576 or 625-8061. 'Party of the Century* slated The Comal County Fair Association Scholarship Fun will hold a 100th Anniversary Gala "Party of the Century" at the Comal County Fairgrounds on Aug. 28 st I pm. Tickets are $15 which includes a barbecue dinner and dance. Call a fair director or drover for tickets or 625-6916 or 620-6632 for more information. Can You Mg It? program set The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department's June Nature's Way Program originally planned for Saturday, June 19 has been rescheduled. The program, "Archaeology -Can You Dig It?" will be held Saturday, June 26 from IO arn. until 11:30 arn. All thoee who signed up for the first date will be registered for the June 26 program. The program is open to youths ages 7 to 13 and has a fee of $3. Pre-registration is required and will be taken until Friday at the Parks office at HO Golf Course Rd. For more information, call the Parks office at 608-2160. (The New Braunfels Herald- Tennis Assoc, plans mixer The New Braunfels Tennis Association will hold a member-only (over 18) mixed doubles mixer Saturday, June 26 at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch at I p.m. This event will be A, B, and C divisions. Enter individually for $5. Pairings will be made as part of the format. Pairings will rotate within each division. Entry deadline is Wednesday, June 23. To enter or for mote information, call Suzanne at 629-3737, Cyndi at 620-6646, or Beverly at 629-4358. (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers lo submit items to Stammtisch. According lo the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, ,,Stammdsch,, represents a sitting place for members af a community to gather and share the day’s happenings. We Unite you to there with us.) Her WO Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Two-vehicle mishap An accident involving a Now Braunfoia Utilities truck and a garbage truck took place yesterday at 3 p.m. at the Intersection of State Hwy. 46 and FM1863. Two NBU employees In the truck suffered minor Injuries. ‘Trying Times9 James Goodbread living a nightmare of legal conflicts By (URY P. CARROLL Newt Editor Federal agency’s report says Comal Springs should flow at level of ISO cfs By ROBE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that the Comal Springs must flow at no less than 60 cubic feet per second "under certain improved management conditions" according to a Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority release. The service report recommends levels of at least 150 cfs for the Comal Springs to protect survival and recovery of the fountain darter under present conditions, but allows for levels as low as 60 CPS if the Ramshorn Snail is controlled and timing and duration of low spring flow is managed. "Receiving and achieving these numbers is what the whole lawsuit was about," said David Welsch, Director of Punning and Development for GBRA. "It accomplishes our goal to protect the species and assure flow to the lower basin." The announcement was in response to the May 26 order of Federal Judge Lucius Bunton which required the Service to determine the level of flow needed lo protect the survival, recovery and critical habitat of the endangered and threatened species living in the springs. Bunion's ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Cub against the Secretary of the Interior with GBRA as a plaintiff intervener. Welsch said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruling brings the process full circle having provided the catalyst for legislation which created the Edwards Aquifer Authority and now providing the spring flow requirements as the ruling guidelines. He said everyone should be happy with the results which will protea the aquifer, provide flow to the lower basin and protect the "fish." Fanning named Communities in Schools director One man — two months — three lawsuits. New Braunfels City Councilman James Goodbread said he had never been sued until he became a member of the council; and although he was named in a previous lawsuit while serving on council (for an unrelated issue), Goodbread said the latest barrage of litigation has been especially hard, both on him and his family. "I met (the officer) at the front door and we sat down and he apologized for serving me — a real nice fellow, just like that guy today —-so he serves me and then starts this trail," Goodbread said. "It's been a nightmare ever since." Goodbread originally was enjoined on May IO from taking the oath of office for his fourth term on the city council in a quo warranto action filed by local attorneys on behalf of New Braunfels resident Peter Lingamfclter. The injunction currently is in place, and Goodbread's fate on the council will be determined in an August trial. The second lawsuit came when Council members Dan Bremer and Ambrosio "Butch" Benitez requested an injunction against Goodbread serving as a holdover member until the August decision. Judge Robert Dahomey dismissed the request because it was filed improperly. Five days later, Dahoney granted a quo warranto action preventing Goodbread bom serving as a holdover. That issue will go before the judge Friday, July 2. Comal County Nathan Rheinlan-der, acting as attorney for the state, OK’d the filing of suits one and three. In a previous Herald-Zeitung report, Rheinlander said by approving the suits, he was allowing "both parties to present their cases and have an appropriate court rule on the merits of their allegations." However, it isn’t just being sued that has created this nightmarish situation for Goodbread. His wife, Stephany, suffered a stroke recently and currently is recovering at home. When asked how it has been on her she said simply, "Ifs hell.” Goodbread, however, was quick to note that he wasn't looking for any sympathy — and he wasn't considering abandoning his efforts at a fourth council term. "I feel like the 2,400 people who By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer New Braunfels Communities in Schools announced the appointment of Diane fanning as Executive Director of the organization effective June 21. Communities in Schools is a multiservice, multi-sponsored program for in-school youth who are at risk of drop ping out of school. The overall purpose is lo improve academic, vocational, social arui personal skills to enable at risk students U) graduate from high school. f unning's first task is to build a staff for the program. ‘The ultimate goal is to take these children who are currently at nsk in the lower grades and by the time they get to high school have a successful student that completes school," Fanning said. "Right now we’re in the process of interviewing people lo fill two project linecut positions. The pn>->ecl directors will be on-campus posits ms. One will he ut Frazier Elementary School in the Comal 1SD and the other will be ai L.amar Primary anil Lone Suit Primary ut the New Braunfels 1SD, 'Their responsibility will be U> set up a system fur evaluating al nsk students to deienmne who should be going into the program, lo get permission from the parents, to ascertain the services thai these children need, what their biggest problems are and to provide assistance and direction (or assistance to the family as a whole — to take care of the family's problems thai may be interfering with the child’s success in school." Fanning will be responsible for the overall development and operation of the CIS program in New Braunfels including personnel management, program development, evaluation, coordination with local agencies, groups and school districts, public relations and fundraising. "We have funding from the state, we just received a grant for S 10,000 from Southwestern Bell and we’re gelling money from the United Way," Fanning said. “There will be an on-going effort to maintain funding to make the plan a success. We hope to be able to expand to many campuses in as short a lime as possible. We’d like to cover elementary schools but then there's a need also in the sixth grade and the middle schools." Fanning’s experience includes work as a writer, producer, public service liaison arui promotional director in radio and television. She has been a co-host on the Children's Miracle Network Telethon, publicity and volunteer coordinator for a school playground project and volunteer tutor for the New Braunfels HOST program — where she had a first hand Olar* Fanning ‘Wa will naad the help of from ell the different service organizations in tho community.' - Diane Fanning look ai the need for the program. ‘There's definitely a need out there — you’ve got attendance liaisons who are overloaded trying to perform more services than their time allows,” Fanning said. "This will take some of the worst problems out of that arena ami give the attendance liaison time to work on other things. Hopefully it will make life easier for teachers, principals, school nurses and counselors." Fanning said she is looking forward to meeting with all community groups who will be resources for the Commu nities in Schools program. "We will need help from all the dif fercni service agencies in the commu nity," she said. "They all have services that our children and their parents need to make a successful life. "Area businesses are greatly impacted by the fact that when you have drop outs and you have no job training you don't have an educated pool to draw from for entry level positions," she said. "Every taxpayer is affected when you have a bad attendance record or a high drop out rale because that means you’re not getting as much outside funding and that affects the local tax base. Any program that works to lower truancy and lower drop out rates is helping the whole community.” Anyone interested in participating in Communities in Schools program can contact Fanning at the New Braunfels Education Center, 620-6200. 'My family and I taal like Ilia democratic process should ba served in this town, and sooner or later the truth ie going to come out.1 - James Goodbread Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Jamaa Goodbread la swad legal papers prohibiting him from serving ae a holdover city councilman this week. Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Leonard Meyer, a local resident, Speake out on behalf of James Goodbread at a hearing this waek. supported me — I feel like I would be letting them down if I buckled under to tim pressure." CHxxJhread said. "My family and I feel like the democratic process should be served in this town, and sooner or later the truth is going to come out" Good bread’s daughter, Stacy, said it has been rough on her as well, and feels that the efforts by those filing the suits have served no other purpose than to bother and harass Goodbread and his family. "This is not the pursuit of justice; this is the pursuit of undue stress and harassment aimed at a man Dying to stand up for the citizens," Stacy said. "It's an embarrassment to the city and it should be a personal embarrassment to the men and the families (who filed the suits)." Goodbread said the numerous lawsuits are aimed solely al keeping him off the council and have nothing to do with the election process. "They want to get rid of Goodbread because Goodbread stands up for the people — and that scares them," Goodbread said. "All I want to do is represent the people who elected me to the office."Today’s Texas Lottery numbers - 14 - 28 - 21 - 40 - 16 - 1 Jackpot - $3 million i ;