New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Virginia Brooks, Marla Martinez, Elida vtmon, vvnsiM I nornpson \MOVKiiy), Smiwn I urn#? (Monday), BA Baundara (86 years old, Saturday), Glenn » w iwMnBBy |iiOvvOay|f v\#vin
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To have a birthday or anniversary Hated here, call 625-9144.
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Three days remain in the filing period for three seats on the Comal Independent District board of trustees.
The CISD board of trustees consists of one representative from each of the seven geographical single-member districts within the school district. The three seats that will be up for election are districts 1,2 and 5. Currently, Lee Ikels represents District 1, Dan Krueger represents District 2 and Deraid LaRue represents District 5.
To file for a place on the ballot, potential candidates must be a registered voter and must have lived in the single-member district for at least six months. Individuals interested in filing for a •gat or voting in the upcoming election can determine their district by looking at their voter registration card. The card will have "CIS" followed by a number on the right hand side The number represents the single-member district in which they live.
Anyone still wanting to file for one of the three seats has until 5 p.m. Wednesday to turn in a completed and notarized packet. The information that is requested in the packet includes the individual's name, address, telephone number, occupation and date of birth . The campaign treasurer will also need to be named on the form
Packets can be obtained from the CISD central office, 1421 North Business 35.
Early voting for the board of trustees election will run from April 14 through April 29
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the new Highway Visitor Center scheduled to open in mid-May. The Chamber currently has a great volunteer core, but new volunteers are needed to staff the center Anyone interested can call Lyndi Moon at the Chamber office, 625-2385CISD B66ks planning vokmtaars
The Comal Independent School district is seeking volunteers to help with its Long Range Planning Committee. Those interested can call 885-7674 or 625-8061, ext. 203 LRPC meetings are 6 30 p m March 25 at Mountain Valley Elementary, April 8 at Comal Elementary, April 22 at Smithson Valley Middle School and May 6 at grazier Elementary.malting today
Spring Branch Hermann Sons Lodge No. 127 will meet at 2:30 •today at the Bulverde Community Center. A meal will be furnished by Nelson and Verna Mae Kohlenberg and Mrs. Carmen Rittimann. Birthday members bring desserts
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Race headed for runoff
HOW COMAL COUNTY VOTED
Rodriguez, Solis top vote-getters in District 28 special election
Staff and wire reports
SAN ANTONIO - A state representative and a former San Antonio city councilman will meet in a runoff election to decide the successor to the congressional seat of the late Frank Tejeda.
Rep. Ciro Rodrigue/ and Juan Solis,
both Democrats, defeated 13 other candidates in a special election Saturday to advance. The runoff will likely be held April 12 or April 19.
With IOO percent of the precincts reporting. Rodriguez captured 46 percent, or 14,018 votes. Solis followed with 26 percent, cm- 8,056 votes.
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■ Mark Cud©, 13 votes. 3 74 percent ■Oliver Lowell Blair 6 votes, 1 72 percent
■ John P Kelly. 1? votes, 3.45 percent
■ Narciso V Mendoza, 4 votes, 1 15 percent
■ Jose Julian De La Rocha, ? votes. 57 percent
■ Lauro A Bustamante 8 votes. 2 30
■ Juan F Solis III 55 votes, 15 8 percent
■ Phil Ross. 2 votes 57 percent
■ John A (Drew) Traoger. 52 votes 14 94 percent
■ Carlos I Uresti, 5 votes, I 44 percent
■ Patnc A Mason. 0
■ Michael Idrogo, 0
■ Mike G Pacheco, 2 votes. 57 percent
■ Cire D Rodrigue/. 186 votes, 53 45
■ Robert Cantu. 1 vote, 29 percent
Bubba brings home the bacon
Herald-Zeitung photo by Michael Oarnall
Brandi Hank and bar buyers Marvin and Marys Ohlenbuach of Alamo Crane Co. stand next to (ha Grand Champion Steer ‘Bubba '. Hank s
atsar warn purchased for $18J»0 al the Comal County Junior Livestock Show on laturday.
Steer nets $16,000 worth of tuition
By ABE LEVY
Brandi Henk's work throughout this past year paid off Friday night as her 1,300 pound steer won Grand Champion at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association.
Henk, 16, who won her fourth m^jor award in livestock showing with the victory, said she was excited to gain the top prize. Henk's steer sold for $16,000 in Saturday’s auction to Alamo Crane Service.
“I learned a lot of responsibility," she said. “I’m excited about the money and plan tp go to college with it."
Henk’s steer, “Bubba,” was one of 97 oth
er entries in the four-day event.
“I know it’s going to be real hard to see him go but, I don’t know, when I see the pay check, itll be easier," she said.
Derrell Dudley, president of the show, said this year’s event would not have been possible without the support of volunteers and the entire community.
“It’s a tough show and is probably the biggest in the state of Texas," said Dudley, whose association includes about 138 volunteer families, . “The showmanship is extremely deep. It’s never about animals though. It’s about kids and their relationships with their parents.”
Goats were a popular entry this year with
114 of the 6(X) overall entries.
Organizers said they were glad to provide youth an opportunity to learn responsibility in taking care of their animals through this competition.
I .ast year’s salt? raised a total of $402,000, which was spread out to the various youth who entered, organizers said. Ten percent of the donations is retained by the organizers to help pay for administration.
Organizers assigned points according to the ribbon a youth wins. The more the point total, the greater the amount of money a youth received, organizers said.
A party will be given for people who make a purchase of $50 or more.
Trustees to consider after-school
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By DENISE DZIUK
The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will discuss, and possibly approve, an extended-day school program Tuesday’s regular meeting.
In January, the txmrd was presented survey results that showed parents wanted an afterschool program for their children. Tile surveys were sent home with students in pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade, (if the 636 surveys returned, HO percent said there was a need for afterschool programs. Of that HO percent, 56 percent said they would participate in the program and 32 percent said they currently do not use any type of child care after school.
In addition to the need for an after school program, the survey also revealed other parent concerns. The top concern, with 43 percent, was that the program assist in academics. The next two concerns were that the program involve qualified and trained su|M*rvision and planned activities.
“When we did that survey earlier, parents indicated there was
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Who: New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees When: Tuesday Time: 7 p m
Where: Education Center Board Room, 430 W Mill St.
Kotylo, McDonald throw hats into District 4 ring
Retirement activity director seeks Council seat
By ABE LEVY
Jan Kotylo, a retirement activity director, filed Friday for the District 4 City Council position that voters will decide on May 3.
TTu? council spot will be vacated by two-term council member and former Mayor Paul Fraser. Wednesday is the deadline to file for districts 3 and 4.
Kotylo, 67, works at Vista Village Retirement Center and moved to New Braunfels from Houston 16 years ago with her husband, Bill, president of Standard Casualty Co. in New Braunfels.
Originally (rom San Antonio, Kotylo said she wants to contribute to the quality of life in New Braunfels that others have made possible.
“After moving her 15 years ago with my husband, I always said I thought I had died and gone to New Braunfels,” she said. “As a child living in San Antonio and making frequent trips here, I have **ateiuxl our city grow into a progressive yet serene, desirable place to live."
Kotylo, who lives in Gruene at 1840 Pebble Brook Drive, said she also is an advocate for senior citizens issues, crime prevention measures and protection of local heritage in light of increasing growth.
She is a member of First Baptist Church
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Electronics store manger files for Council spot
By ABE LEVY
Russell McDonald, a manager of a local electronics store, filed Friday for the District 4 City Council position that is up for election May 3.
The seat will Is? vacated by two-term council member and former mayor Paul Fraser. Wednesday is the last day to file for the two opc?n spots on the council: districts 3 and 4.
McDonald, an electronics appliance service manager for ColorTyme, also serves on the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment and is the former chairman of the Safe City Commission.
McDonald, who lives at 1352 Poppy I jane, is also a men) lier of the New Braunfels Jaycees, New Braunfels Church of
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(’brist, American Quarter Dorsi* Association and the Comal County Fair Association.
After growing up in Odessa, McDonald moved to New Braunfels in 1989 from Austin after serving in the military for about
He was in the Navy as a first-class petty officer working with submarines and the Army National Guard as a staff sergeant.
McDonald, 39, said his priority will Im* to establish honesty and oiliness in derision
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