New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of DARLENE MOORE
Vol. 143, No. 163
Sports Day ..............................6
Arts & Entertainment......................7
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Darlene Moore, Eric Suite-meier, Maria Elena Gonzales, and happy anniversary to Laurence and Lillian Weber. Happy belated birthday to Ed Kerns.
River and aquifer information
Comal River — 290 cubic feet per second, down 4 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well — 625.51 feet. down .06
Guadalupe River — 574 cfs
Concert in the Park series continues
Quarter Moon will perform at the dance slab in Landa Park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29. The concert is free and open to the public. No glass containers allowed. Bring a lawn chair to sit on.
Hermann Sons Lodge to meet
New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge #2 will meet for its regular meeting July 2 at 3 p.m.
Meat furnished and members bring covered dishes.
City Redistricting Committee to meet
The New Braunfels Redistricting Committee will hold its first meeting at 6:30 p.m., June 29 in Conference Room A/B of the Municipal Building.
Farmers Market every Friday
Comal County farmers market is held every Friday at 5 p.m. at the county fairgrounds.
American Legion Post #179 will be hosting its annual barbecue fund-raiser July 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Post Home, located at 410 W. Coll St. The menu will include brisket and sausage with choice of two side dishes, bread, pickles and onions, coffee or tea. Advance tickets on sale - $4 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
Advance tickets may be purchased at the Post Home or from your local Legionnaire. Tickets at the door will be $4.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. For information, call 625-0179.
HOPE workshop to focus on education
Hispanic Organization for # Public Education will hold a workshop with guest speaker Carol Robison, chief of the Juvenile Probation for the county. Topic will be the Public Schools Reform Act of 1995. Meeting will be held at the NBNB Center, next to Victoria Bank, Monday July 10 at 7 p.m. Public invited. Call Sylvia at 625-9213 or 606-6257 for information.
New Braunfels night
New Braunfels Night at the San Antonio Missions will be celebrated on Sunday, July 30. Game time is 6:05 p.m. with the Missions taking on the Tulsa Drillers. Help support the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels. The $4 general admission tickets are available at CMNB or Vivroux Sports.
City plans Fourth of July celebration
By DENISE DZIUK
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Blowout causes accident
Rajendra Kapoor, 48, of San Antonio, was driving across the Guadalupe River Bridge on lnterstate-35 at about 9:48 a.m. yesterday, when one of his tires came apart, causing him to lose control of his 1990 GMC Jimmy. The vehicle rolled over three times before it stopped, but Kapoor suffered only minor injuries. He was treated at McKenna Hospital.
Bank VP excels at graduate program
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Continuing education reaps hefty dividends for Carol Gravis, Citizens Bank vice-president. She garnered ‘Graduate with Distinction” and ‘‘Thesis with Distinction” honors at The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking June 9. Gravis was the only one of 86 graduates awarded both honors.
Based at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the school is one of five regional graduate banking schools in the nation, Citizens Bank President Bill Cone said. ‘‘This has been a training ground for an awful lot of bankers over the last 38 years,” Cone said. “Its alums would include many bank presidents in the region.”
The course consists of three inten-sive two-week sessions on campus spread over a two-year period.
“It is a demanding course load,”
Cone said. “It is not something one enters into lightly.’ Gravis Gravis’ class started out with about 115 students.Only 86 finished the course, he said.
Bankers are picked to enroll in the school by individual banks, Conc said. Tuition is paid by the bank and work hours forfeited to send a student. “It is a pretty select group of people that get to go to the school,” he said.
The grueling two-week sessions start
at 7:30 in the morning and don’t end until 9 at night, Cone said. About two-thirds of the instruction comes from people currently working as banking officials. The rest comes from consultants or college professors.
Between the intensive sessions, students solve complex written case problems. They must submit a thesis at the end of their course work. “Her thesis has to meet the same tests as far as writing and method that any college thesis would require,” Cone said.
Programs like the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking give business a shot in the arm, Cone said. “It’s really important that we have people in institutions willing to support continuing education,” he said. “It keeps people refreshed and renewed and breathes new life into a firm.”
Local residents will have several options on how to spend the upcoming holiday. But, no matter which is chosen, they are all guaranteed to bring out the patriotism and community spirit in everyone.
One option residents have is to attend the fourth of July Celebration on the Plaza. The events begin with refreshments at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the 1929 City Hall at 200 N. Seguin Av., for members of the Sophienburg Archives and their guests.
At 9:30 a.m., there will be a community band concert on the plaza for the public. This will be followed by a parade from the Archives to the Plaza at IO a.m. Antique cars and people carrying flags will be in the parade. American flags will be available for purchase.
“Anybody who has always wanted to be in a parade can be in one. They only need to have an American flag,” said Clyde Blackman, Director of the Sophienburg Archives.
Blackman said the parade will be followed by a plaza program with speakers from several different cultures.
“The goal of this year is trying to get the impression of what America means today,” he said.
Another holiday option is to attend the annual fireworks display. The city had feared a sponsor would not be found in time for this year’s display. However, H-E-B Groceries made a $5,000 cash donation. The store is cosponsoring the display with the city. Several citizens had made donations
ranging from $5 to $100, and the city refunded the money.
“There’s no doubt that the family that donated $5 felt the pinch as much as the family that donated $100. We didn’t want them to feel any pinch,” said City Manager Mike Shands.
The display will begin at dusk and families are invited to come to Landa and Pnnce Solms Parks to enjoy a picnic and enjoy the fireworks display over the lake.
“I remember sitting on the bank when I was a little girl with my mother,” said City Councilwoman Brenda Freeman.
Freeman also recommended watching the fireworks display along the lake so the reflection of the display on the lake can also be enjoyed.
The display is free to the public and everyone is invited to enjoy it where-ever they may be viewing it from.
A third option is to attend a fourth of July Celebration at Randolph Air Force Base. The event is open to the public and gates open at IO a.m. Festivities include a carnival, bands, games and more. The Re-Max Sky Diving Team will open the celebration and a fireworks display will close the day’s activities. Admission is free and visitors are asked to enter thorough the west gate.
The city of Schertz is also having a celebration. Festivities include games, entertainment, and a fireworks finale. Admission is free and the fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.
Other smaller celebrations can be found in the area and there is always the option of spending the day on the river.
City council considers rezoning eastside land
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
The city council tabled a public hearing on rezoning the triangle of land across the street from the Iselin plant between FM725 and McQueeney Monday night.
The proposal would change the area from “Single Family and Two Family” to “R-3H Multifamily High Density District” and “M-l A Light Industrial District.”
The area is already designated by the city as a reinvestment zone, said Planning and Zoning Commissioner Ted Alexander. “We have some very exciting employment bases looking at this property," he said.
Alexander had abstained from voting on the
zone change in the Planning and Zoning Commission, as Iselin is one of his clients. He asked that the city council table the public hearing to avoid any perception of conflict of interest. Iselin will hire an independent representative to present the rezoning plan, Alexander said.
“I am glad that Ted decided to table it because it did appear to be a conflict of interest on his part,” Dist. 2 Councilman C. Ray Schoch said.
Northpark Ridge and McQueeney Road, the east entrance to the Northpark/Palace Heights subdivision, is across McQueeney from a comer of the property proposed to be re-zoned.
Rezoning a piece of property doesn’t necessarily affect the property values of adjacent property, like the nearby subdivision, Comal County Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers said. “Simply
rezoning the property would not be the determining factor,” Rodgers said, “it would be th^ ultimate end use.” , '
If the rezoned property were developed with more light industry such as the Iselin plant or Porter Graphics, the impact could be positive, Rodgers said, because more area people would be in the market for single-family homes.
“It’s hard to see a negative impact unless it was developed with an improvement to which there was gross social distaste," Rodgers said.
Now — when the re-zoning process is still in the early stages — is when area residents should voice opinions on the proposed zone change, Schoch said. “Who can say what might go into an area that’s zoned a certain way,” he said. “Right now in the decision making time is when they
should voice their opinions — on either side,” he said.
The next meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission is July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the city council chambers.
In other business Chamber of Cqmmerce President Tom Purdum unveiled two huge wall maps of Europe donated by German Sesquicentennial visitors. He presented them to the Dittlinger Memorial Library “where they can be used and enjoyed by all members of the community,” he said. One map shows countries and cities; the other is a topographical map.
“We will take these maps and display them in our library in the hope that some day we will have a bigger wall on which to display them,” Library Board Chair Lucille Douma said.
Texans forming new strategy to save Kelly Air Force Base
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas congressional delegation is trying to grab a narrow window of opportunity to keep intact Kelly Air Force Base and some 12,OOO jobs.
But the effort to undo a controversial ‘decision by the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission may amount to little more than a last-ditch Hail Mary pass.
Sens. Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey Hutchison, joined by San Antonio-area House members and civic leaders, want President Clinton to weigh in with the independent commission before it’s too late.
The Texans’ theory is that the commission’s final recommendations aren’t due to the president until Saturday, meaning that Clinton has several days to ask the commissioners to reconsider their decision to close Kelly’s Air Logistics Center and a similar Air Force depot in California.
Doing so would allow Clinton to sidestep the politically touchy issue of whether to reject the commission’s list, a move he appears to be weighing. The president has until July 15 to approve the entire list or remand it to the commission. Theoretically, the panel could review all recommendations if the president rejects the list.
“Once you receive the commission’s final rec-
‘As the president has said before, the process is not meant to be political...’
— White House deputy press secretary Mary Ellen Glynn
ommendations, the only options available will be to accept or reject the entire report,” the two Republican senators wrote Clinton Tuesday, asking him to direct the Air Force to raise its concerns with the commission. “At that point, a correction will be too late.”
White House deputy press secretary Mary Ellen Glynn ruled out any White House contact with the commission. “As the president has said before, the process is not meant to be political and that is the reason it is formulated in such a way so that he either approves the entire list or rejects the entire list,” she said.
A commission spokesman said it’s highly unlikely the panel would convene again before Saturday. “These are the final recommendations,” said spokesman John Earnhardt.
taking a bath here’
Higginbotham seems a little perturbed about getting his picture taken as he cools off in his makeshift swimming pool — a wheelbarrow — yesterday afternoon. He was In a yard just off Seguin Avenue near Bluebonnet Motors.
lf you know about news happening in our community, call the newsroom at 625-9144.