New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
RTC has plans to spend new thrift bailout money by Sept. 30.
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Perry says trade pact a ‘winner’ for state’s farmers.
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JLtRangers prepared for another tight bidistrict contest.
Vol. 139, No. 93
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
March 26, 1991 25 Gents
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The New Br ousels Herald-Zeitung wishes "happy birthday” today to Sandy Ullrich, Daniel P. Gonzales Jr., Diron Wunderlich, Pele Villareal Jr., Paula Brewer, Mary Mabry, Melvin Kaiser, Don S. Jackson, Irene Gallegos, Melba Wcycl, Gabriel Anthony Rodriguez, Tara Jo Brctzkc, Elvira Russell and Lyse Stancly.
Belated best wishes to Benito F. Castillo Jr. and Miguel P. Madcro.
Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Borgfcld and Norccn and Walter Sippcl.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist al 625-9144 the day before — we’d like lo share in the greetings.Jaycees project
The New Braunfels Jaycees wish to thank supporters whose contributions have made possible a Children’s Film Festival, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 13 at the Walnut 6 Theater. Underprivileged children will be treated to screenings of “Jetsons, The Movie" and “All Dogs Go to Heaven.” The event also will help fund such Jaycees projects as the Fourth of July fireworks display and Toys for Tots. Some tickets remain, said Jaycee President Blair Becker. Call 625-3463 for more information.Street closings
Open today after being closed Monday for street construction work are Mesquite Avenue from Katy to West San Antonio streets. Bridge Street from Hackberry to Chestnut avenues, and Mill Street from Hackberry to Chestnut avenues.Good Friday holiday
Administrative offices of the city of New Braunfels will be closed in observance of flood Friday, according to city purchasing agent Frank Schaefer. There will be normal garbage pick up that day.Puppet workshops
Storteller Orb Rotem and puppeteer Natasha La Clitana will join forces Thursday to present a shadow puppet performance and workshop at the New Braunfels Children’s Museum in Courtyard Shopping Center. Rotem specializes in interactive storytelling and creative drama, while la Gitana’s specialty is shadow puppetry. They will present a show based on die message of peace and understanding others. Children first will watch a performance, then will participate in a workshop to create their own shadow puppets. After a sack lunch, the youngsters will present their own puppet shows. Registration for the session starts at 9 am. and die performance for parents and others interested will be at I p.m. The activity is appro priate for youngsters between 6
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Partly cloudy conditions and winds from the south gusting at 15-20 mph are forecast for the area unlay with a high near 85 and and low near 70 rounding out he picture. High in New Braunfels was 82 Monday, with an overnight low of 65. Showers arc again a possibility Wed nesday, with temperatures ranging from 61 to 82 predicted.
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CISD names Rogers
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor
Longtime educator Joe Rogers, who currently is principal of Smithson Valley High School, was selected as superintendent of the Comal Independent School District Monday by unanimous action of the school board.
Tm just a little bit humbled,” Rogers said. "Obviously I’m elated. I’m flattered to be thought of by this school board so highly.”
* Rogers will fill the position left vacant by Bill Brown, who died of cancer in December 1990.
Dr. Arlen Tieken, who served as spokesman for Brown during his illness and as acting superintendent after his death, now will return full time to his duties of assistant superintendent of personnel.
‘To try to fill the shoes of Mr. Bill Brown is certainly going to be a tough chore, if it can be done. But I’m cer
tainly going to give it my very best effort for the children,” Rogers said after the announcement was made at 10:40 p.m.
Members of the CISD Board of Trustees met behind closed doors for more than three hours Monday night at the Central Office Building in New Braunfels interviewing Rogers and the three other in-house candidates for the job. Other candidates included Tieken; Carol Hall, assistant superin
tendent for curriculum; and Rusty Brockman, principal of Canyon High School.
The board of trustees never opened the field of candidates to persons outside the district.
"It was a tough decision tonight to make,” said Board President Lee Ikels. “We went over and over the different issues ’
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Like a pro
Chad Maniez, playing third base for tho Mabry Enterprises team in the National League’s Peewee division, steos n like i ara o stoo i sad "od during Monday s practice, conducted on the Knights of Columbus field in New Braunfels (Photo oy Erik Kartsson)
City will license grave operators
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Wrltar
Licenses and permits will be required for people performing grave opening and closing services in city-owned cemeteries
New Braunfels City Council unanimously apjrroved a resolution requiring grave orators to obtain licenses before they can perform grave opening and closing services. Council member James Goodbreud Jr. made the motion to approve the resolution and it was seconded by Ramon Chapa Jr.
In addition lo obtaining licenses, operators will be required to pay a $25 fee to the city in order to open and close tire graves This fee would transfer to a perpetual ewe fund to maintain the cemetery, said Finance Director Richard Burdine. Dial way, "we ... would (he) protecting die city and die general contractor " Funeral homes will have an option of performing grave operating ceremonies dtem-selves or hiring a subcontractor, he said
Mayor Amo Becker immediately favored the resolution. "We Iud difficulties ... because the person who is doing the (cemetery) maintenance was afraid that the people opening and closing graves may damage some of
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the gravestones and that be might get blamed for it,” he said.
With the passage of the resolution. the person performing the services will be fully insured and have a permit fee. allowing "us to take a took at it so if there is damage hopefully the proper person will be blamed,” Becker said.
Baru es performing the grave ser vices would be licensed annually upon proof of insurance
City officials said funeral home directors were satisfied with the proposal. “I spoke with the Doeppcnsc-hmidt (funeral director) and he was pleased with it,” Chapa said.
Council members also approved a resolution granting a contract with Maintenance Management Inc to provide cemetery maintenance un the city. Burdine said this contract would save more than $55,000 for the city
Other council members at the meet mg were Loraine Kraft. Eddie Temple, Bill Arnold and Clinton Brandt.
This magi* of a suspect with oamouilaya oqvoiails anu a aiocKingou ae s capture on a ;onv«nionca nom 3 camera.
Suspects sought in safe theft; Schertz man reports adduction
By srtPHA*!* ^HUutSOMl New* Editor
New Braw ae is ponce ouay ne continuing to seal ca or Alee aspect* who burglarized 4 ocat am* vetucnce store, laking 4 nuticy safe.
‘(Store) video ape captured three suspect*, ‘ said a deuxuve with the NBPD. There «« 41 east three of them. Un the rudio portion of the tape we bear the name of Man or Mac or maybe even Matt (where) one of tile actors is referred to.”
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By JOE SELK Staff Writer
The creauon of in meter ground water Astrict for Ae Trinity Aquifer — part af which is ocaied Hider western Comal County — is ong overdue. Ae ;hairman of a recently formed advisory committee said.
“This hoidd have been doae IO /ears ago, ’’ Cameron Wiley said aftar Ae advisory committee formed by the Comal County Commissioners Court met for the first time an Monday night
The panel was formed pursuant to a report by Ae State legislature and Texas Water Communion identifying
water-critical areas of Ae Hill Country
That designated area included ail or part of five ^>unues. including Ae aart of Comal County which draws its water from Ae Trinity Aquifer Bulverde. Smithson Valley md spring Branch are inning the fnnny-fed communities.
Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans said the district amid be formed n conjunction with other Trinity Aquifer-served counties or individually, but he believed the atter would occur.
‘‘The feeling seems to be, in most tues, hat these will be individual onservauon efforts," be said.
Wiley concurred, Kiting that Ae water problems of western Comal County would he enough to deal with Because of growth, lids area omen 1 ally presents specific water crises as well.
“We’ve just got loo many people oui bere now, .md thai’* going to out a arain im everything — especially the water. ’ be said.
He said the committees immediate plans are to discuss Ae optimum ipproaches to forming a water district. That road. be believes, will go through the Texas Water Commission.
"here are two ways of creating a w«aer district: through a special act of Ae Legislature ar by petitioning the TWC. Because Ae deadline fat new bdls las aliased, tai said Ae water antimission would probably be Ae juickesi course of acuon.
Evarts and Wiley both stressed the 11tterenc.es oetween Ae Trinity and idwuias iquilers, wiA Wiley liken-ugiheiiiio "mgnt and day.’’
’’be Trimly (lows much more siow-y, in some cases aking 20 yeas tor ne wdici o .nave one nu ie. The Fruity s usu mire muted — it s only oui cc is wa wauM, aul it often lakes a wade o«i01c Ae water can be used.
' he .tuvisoiy cuuuiultec — which Actual Wiley -hatnuau, Ray Arms-rung vice-alan* man and Lev cine Juuubac oxicuury u caam et oil Mon-fay —- las out set a un ic fui its neat uccung, oui dues it have a specific aaa of how souu a water district can ac vi ca led.
oilu wing me pomuu to Ac water couuiussiou, if appluvcd, would be ti ice uous of five board members.
“We did nut look at a laudable, ’ Wiley said. “I tried to impart a of urgency ’