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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY    50    CENTS New BraunfelsHerald-Zeit :'0 33? noov 10/22/yy    80 o0_ WbST I’ll CRO PUHL I HH.I NO <.Y>cV E VAND ti I, DK LL PADO, TX /y VOO-ii Inside Editorial................................  4 Sports......................................7 Comics .......................................8 Market Race...........................11-14 Dear Abby.............................  3 Birthday wiilio front tho Harold Zottung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Barite Hernandez, Marilyn Kotecek, Marina Hansen, Todd Barganfer (23 yean old), Samuel ( alibi (3 years old), F. Brandon Dieted, Angeline Stahl, Ora Lee Hcnk, Don Clarin (50 years old), Pablo Caballero, Alvin Bertram. Happy anniversary wishes go to: Carolyn and larry Shoe-make (28 years), Dixie and Kenneth Presley. To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, coli 625-9144. Pollen Count Mold —1,159 Oak-14 Aril-74 Mutoerry —10 Elm —none Hackberry — 26 — 12 (Posen measured in parts per cubic meter of air IntormaBon provided by Dr Frank "pet) River Information Comal River — 246 cubic feet per second, same ae Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon We# — 624.32 feet above sea level, up .01. Canyon Dam dacnarge — 1,021 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 718 cfs Canyon Lake level — 910.94 feat above sea (aval. (Above conservation pod.) NOU sports pumpno 4.917 mfllon gri-lonsd surface waler Wednesday, and 121,000 gaAons at writ walsr wart used. Friday s regular brown bag lunch with New Braunfels Mayor Jan Kennady has been canceled because of the Texas Legislative Conference The lunches will resume at noon April 4 at the Municipal Building si I Visitor Cantor vokmtoors n##d#d The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for the new Highway Visitor Center planned to open in mid-May. The Chamber currently has a great volunteer core, but new volunteers are needed to staff the new center Anyone interested can call Lyn-di Moon at the Chamber office. 625-2385.    , The New Braunfels Herald* Zeitung of Southern Newspapers Inc. and Galveston Newspapers Inc are seeking applicants in their readership areas for the Carmage and Martha Ann Walls Endowed Presidential Scholarship in the Department of Journalism of The University of Texas at Austin The scholarship is for $2,000 in the 1997-98 academic year beginning next September Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in print journalism and must have been admitted, or be seeking admission, to The University of Texas at Austin The scholarship winner will be selected on the basis of academic standing and demonstrated interest rn print journalism Applicants should submit tar hiyh-school transcripts, a letter of reference from a high school journalism or English teacher, and a statement outlining their career goals in print journalism Applications should be submitted by Friday to Doug Toney at the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, 707 Landa St. Finalists from each city will be forwarded to the Department of Journalism, where a faculty member will select the scholarship wanner The winner will be announced in late April, County Probation Complex pletion delayed—again By DENAE DZIUK Staff Writer Completion of the Comal County Probation Complex, originally slated for completion at the end of January, was delayed again because of weather conditions. Comal County began construction of an 11,000-square-feet facility in June to house the adult and juvenile probation departments. Despite being almost two months behind schedule, the building will still not be ready for about another week. “They thought they could catch up (the original lost days), but with all the rains they couldn’t get out there even on the weekends,” Comal County Purchasing Agent Ed Krai said. “Every time it rains, it throws them off a couple days.” Krai said the contractor now expects the building to be substantially completed next week. He said there is still touch-up work to be done, as well as COMPLEX DELAYS ■ June, 1996: Ground breaking of the Comal County Probation Complex. ■ January, 1997: Original completion date Delayed because of weather ■ Feb. 28.1997 Second projected completion date. Delayed because of weather. ■ March 19,1997: Third projected completion date. Delayed because of rain. ■ March 24 through March 28, 1998: Project planned for completion work on the canopy, parking lot and sidewalks. The carpet had been installed, but would need cleaning before the departments move in. “I don’t want (the probation departments) to rush over there anyway,’’ Krai said. “I want all that (mud) cleaned up first.” Director of Juvenile Probation Carol Robison said her department has tentatively set April 3 as a move-in date. She said it should take her department only a day to change offices. “We’ve started getting things boxed up and ready to move," she said. “We’re going to shoot for that day and see what happens.'* Krai said the adult probation department would likely move into the new building the second week of April. Once the two departments move out of the courthouse, the vacated space will be used by other offices for expansion and additional working space. Construction of the building is expected to cost approximately $1,027,000. Money to pay for the building will come from SI.25 million in Comal County, Texas Tax Anticipation Notes, which arc similar to certificates of obligation. at health and education in out community. From the expansion of McKenna Memorial Hospital and ahcrnafive methods of treating illness to home schooling and what tbs Climes of 2000 and 2001 think about the lUtut^ trite a deeper took at the area’s health and education systems. Eggs-acting preparation JBBneger Denarii DomraN loops Booter boskets In preparation for Saturday's Easter egg Zertung pholo by Michael Darnall hunt et Lands Fork. Children of to the free event et 110h«iir el Hie goMtao turnaround st the Aortfe end of Lande Park. Hunt offers chance to find tasty treasures By ABE LEVY Staff Writer IE YOU RE GOING Trestle Russell recalls the days when she and her three siblings weaved nests out of bluebonnets that grew on the hillside of her father’s land in Solms. Some of the bluebonnets would grow to 12 inches in length, an ideal size to create a home for the hard-boiled eggs in celebration of Easter. Now in her 60s, Russell continues the nest-making tradition with her three grandchildren and with hundreds of other children through the annual Landa Park Easter Egg Hunt The Saturday event draws upwards of 200 frantic children who scour the gazebo turnaround in search of tasty treasures. “Volunteering is absolutely fantastic,*’ said Russell, who has helped for the lari four years. “It’s so gratifying to sec how happy the kids are when they come and see the eggs laying around.” The Landa Park Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled to begin at 11 a m. Saturday at the gazebo turnaround Here s what to expect: ■ Children will be separated into ages infant to 3,4 to 6 and 7 and up with separate areas to hunt ■ Bring a container of some type to hold Pie candy ■ Organizers plan to hide a prize egg for each age group that can be turned in for a full-sized Easter basket. ■ The Easter Bunny is scheduled to appear during the hunt ■ Bring a tooth brush and some tooth paste ■ For more information, call the city parks department at 608-2167 Sponsors include Wuest’s Supermarket, which provides the candy, and the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club, which supplies volunteers like Russell. “It’s nice to donate something like that lo the community,” said Darrell Donnell, manager of the downtown Wucst’s store, who attended last year’s hunt ‘The kids get st) excited and into the event.’’ The city parks department oversees the hunt in which 4,560 sugar eggs and 2,940 marshmallow bunnies will be nestled under small bushes and stowed in the tree branches around the park. While another 75 plastic eggs filled with a variety of candies will be tossed into the mix, a prize Turn to Hunt, Page 2 Mayor’s race now a contest 2 candidates file for Garden Ridge office on final day By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE — Garden Ridge residents will have a choice on May 3 between a political newcomer and a one-term councilman to succeed outgoing Mayor Jay P. Millikin. Councilman Jay Kcibclman, 60, and ( atherine I ( ochnaucr, 41, both filet! for the mayor’s position Wednesday, the final day to enter the municipal races. William Coffin of 9514 Golden Rod Circle filed for Place 2, which is Fcibelman's current seat. Councilman Bill Harris of208IS Glen Cove filed for rc-election in Place 3. Both Loffin and Hams face no opposition for the at-large positions Feibelman, who resides al 21014 Plum Ranch, had earlier filed for reelection to Place 2 but withdrew to run for mayor, City Secretary Judy Tokar said. Feibelman said he decided to run for mayor because at the time he filet! for the position no taw else had done it yet “The city council would have appointed a mayor by law if nobody applied,’’ Feibelman said. “I think the mayor should be elected I wanted to avoid the process of the council appointing a mayor.” Feibelman said as mayor he will concentrate on the issues which have been brought up in council meetings for the last few years “I just want to continue to maintain a wonderful community to live in,” he said. “I want to keep Uixes down. We still have to deal with the issue of water conservation, we still have to hire a city administrator, ami then there is the building of new home sites (in the city).’’ Feibelman, a three-year Garden Ridge resident, has served on die council for two years He is retired from the Turn to Race. Page 2 City Council filing ends; contested races on tap in both districts 3,4 By ABE LEVY Staff Writer This year's billot for two spots on the City Council will include contested races for representation of voters living in the north and northeast sections of New Braunfels. Wednesday was the deadline for filing for the races that pit former mayor md councilman Rudy Seidel against local businessman Randy Vanstory in District 3 and retirement activity director Jan Kotylo against electronics store manager Russell McDonald in District 4. This morning city officials conducted a random drawing that resulted in Seidel and Kotylo being listed first on the May 3 ballot rn their respective races Current District 3 council member and local attorney Brenda Freeman said earlier this year that she would not seek another term. With two terms coming to a close this election, former mayor Paul Fraser will vacate the Disttkt 4 post. Seidel, a long-time photo studio owner, is vying for a return to the council on which he served from 1991 to 1994. Seidel now runs an industrial warehouse business and serves on the city's fxonomic Development Corporation Board. Vanstory co-owns Quick Align Brakes and Suspension and is a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. He also served on the city’s ethics advisory committee. Kotylo works at Vista Village Retire ment ( enter and is a member of the city’s Safe City Commission. She is also a student in the Citizens Police Academy McDonald works as a manager at ColorTyme in New Braunfels and serves on the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. He has taken a leave of absence as chairman of the Safe City Commission. District 3 covers a northwest section of New Braunfels, extending along a line formed by Wald Road, to Walnut Avenue, luanda Street, I .anda Park Drive to Oakwood subdivision and mailing parallel with Loop 337. District 4 spans a northeast sec tion of the city, including Greene, Summer-wood, Rivcrcrest, the Estates and the industrial park area This is the second election since the council split into six single-member districts and one at-large, mayoral district from four single-member districts arui three at-large districts. Legislative Conference offers area opportunity to shine. Page 4. 14 pages in one section ■ Thursday. March 20.1997    Serving    Comal    County    and    surrounding    areas    for    more    than    145    years    ■    Home    of    Owl    Clark Vol 145, No 91 ;