New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Iraqis’ request for helicopters ‘suckered’ Schwarzkopf.
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Texas senate favors compromise on school finance reform.
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Smithson Valley ousted from soccer playoffs by Churchill.
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Vol. 139. No. 94
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377 880) 512-625-9144Two Sections, 22 Pages
Council hopefuls share views
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today Marvin Jurica, Mark Jurica, Raul Parcdcz, Abraham Martinez, Linda Guerrero, Hillary Hull, Carlos Castillo, Bill D. Wiley, Linda Bustos, Mac Voss Braunberger, H.L. “Red” Stamps, Lorriane Roper, Terri Kaufman, DeDc Garcia, Raymond Villareal, Corrina Caballero and David Brown.
Belated best wishes to Sam Blevins.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Call our receptionist at 625-9144 the day before — we’d like to share in lite greetings.
Closed today for street construction work arc Hackberry Avenue from San Antonio to Katy streets, Bridge Street from Live Oak Mesquite avenues, and Mill Street from Live Oak to Mesquite avenues. Hic Hackberry portion was closed overnight.
Good Friday holiday
Administrative offices of the city of New Braunfels will be closed in observance of Good Friday, according to city purchasing agent Frank Schaefer. There will be normal garbage pick up that day.
Texas Democratic Women of Comal County will caravan to Austin Friday to tour the Governor’s Mansion, lunch together, and then meet with Kirk Adams, who will detail die Governor’s blueprint for “The New Texas” and explain how grassroots organizations can facilitate the programs she has planned. Meet at the Kmart parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Call 620-1522 for more information.
Hop on over to the McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop for a wide selection of Easter bunnies and Easier gifts. Sales from the auxiliary-operated gift shop go into a scholarship fund and help purchase equipment for lite hospital.
Silver Spurs Fun Fest
The award-winning Smithson Valley Silver Spurs Dance Team is hosting a 20-family rummage sale as part of die “Silver Spurs Fun Fest on April 20 at 8 a.m. at the Bulverde Country Club (formerly Fcrdie’s) on U.S. 281. lf you’d like to make a donation, call 525-8185, 964-3119 or 980-4636» Someone would be happy to pick up any items you have to give.
Babe Ruth tryouts
New Braunfels Babe Ruth Baseball League, for 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old leagues, will host registration and tryouts March 23
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Cloudy conditions and winds from die southwest at 15-20 mph are forecast for die arca today widi a high in die low 80s and a low near 60 forecast. High in New Braunfels was 78 Tuesday, with an overnight low of 69. A strong cliance for showers is predicted Thursday, with temperatures ranging from 75 to 50 anticipated. For more weather information, see Page 2A.
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
New Braunfels City Council candidates voiced their opinions Tuesday night in a public forum hosted by Friends for Rivers.
Reured Lt. Col. Paul Fraser Jr., candidate for District 4, was the first candidate to speak at the forum.
Fraser expressed interest in the Dye Plan as a means for saving Comal
Area churches are conducting special services this week in observance of Easter.
First Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll, will conduct Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A German Good Friday service with Holy Communion is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Roland H. Pantermuehl. Parishioners will participate in the
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
Comal County District Court Coordinator Martin Allen says if he is elected to die Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees he will bring lo the board budgetary experience he has gained while working for the county.
And with the possibility of C1SD losing a great amount of money from the state, a person experienced with budgets will be needed, he said.
“There’s going to be a lot of cutbacks dial are going to have to come with the mandates die stale is putting on us and I want to be a pai l of that," Allen said.
Allen is one of 13 candidates running for a place on the CISD school board.
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Springs. Fresh water from the Medina,'Leon and San Antonio rivers would be pumped back into Leon Springs, into the high ground and above FM 1604 in order to let the water go back into the recharge zone and keep it flowing, Fraser said.
No effluent would come into the river, so the plan is a viable one, he said.
Fraser, along with three other city
New Braunfels Ministerial Alliance’s English-language Ecumenical Good Friday worship at noon at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Easier Sunday services are at 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (identical services). Sermon by the Rev. Daryl C. Higgins, “Tile Greatest Story Ever Told.”
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 312
S. Guendier, will conduct Maundy
council candidates, supports public elections to determine the mayor’s position rather than having city council make the decision.
Candidate Eddie Temple, area manager for Budget-Rent-A-Car, has served District 4 for three years.
Temple claims he has gained knowledge and experience on city council that enables him to represent his constituents. “I believe it’s impor-
Thursday service and altar stripping at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by an Ecumenical Service at noon at Saints Peter and Paul Friday and Way of the Cross (an experiential demonstration of Jesus’ final hours) at 7 pan. at St. John’s. A candlelight service is planned for 7 p.m. Saturday. Bishop John McNaughton will conduct Easter Sunday Services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., which includes the Flow-
taut to keep continuity and a sound business-making decision process in our city council and that’s what I’ve tried to do for the past three years," he
Temple said he believes that federal courts will need to solve the Edwards aquifer issue. The courts can enforce restrictions on aquifer purveyors who refuse to restrict their water. Until then. New Braunfels
ering of the Cross.
Colonial Manor Care Center.
821 U.S. 81 W., will host Easter Sunrise Services at 7 a.m. Sunday. Families are invited to join.
New Braunfels Presbyterian
Church, 373 Howard St., is conducting early morning devotional each day of Holy Week, said the Rev. Ken Peters, pastor. Hie service of prayers
council members need to continue preserving the aquifer, he said.
While Temple agreed with his opponents that saving Comal Springs is essential to the community, he did not support the residents electing the mayor. It’s important to keep politics out of the mayor’s position because he is the leader and needs to communi-
and devouons begins at 7:30 aan.
Other Holy Week events planned at NBPC include at Maundy Thursday Communion Service and an evening service on Good Fnday. Text for the Communion service will be scriptures on the upper room,” Peters said, and pastor emeritus the Rev. Bill Jones will assist. Each of the services, which begin at 7:30 pan., will feature special music. The public is invited to each.
School board reaction
Trustees praise Rogers' 'charisma’
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
The list of accolades for newly selected superintendent Joe Rogers is a long one among school board members who appointed bun to lead Comal Independent School District.
“He’s got a charisma that’s just outstanding,” said Trustee Bill Smith.
“I think one of things that I admire the most about Joe Rogers is his abib ty with the people,” said Trustee Clay “Spud” George.
“Joe (has) on ability to get along with people and make tropic under stand the issues,” said Board President Lee lkels.
All seven members of die Comal 1SD Board of Trustees voted for Rogers from a slate of four candidates to fill the position left vacant by Bill Brown who died of cancer in December 1990.
Rogers will assume his new position April I.
He has been a longtime educator in Comal County and for the past seven years has been principal al Smithson Valley High School. He has lived in New Braunfels for 26 years and has worked as teacher, band director, vice principal within the New Braunfels Independent School District and owned
and operated Rogers Music Company for three years.
‘He’ll make a good manager as superintendent,” said Trustee Leroy Goodson. “He works well with people. He’s got an outgoing personality. I think he understands the system.”
Trustee Tom Potter said Rogers’ years rn education and his credibility with the community will make hun a good, effective superintendent.
“He knows the ins and outs of our school district,’’ said Trustee Larry Wenzel. “When Joe took over as principal at Smithson Valley, we had had many pruicipals, like one per year. He took it and turned it into an excellent academic facility that it is now.”
Smith said that because of die previous high turnover of principals al Smithson Valley High School, the morale among staff, students and patrons was low, bul Rogers turned that around.
“When Joe Rogers moved into that high school seven years ago, he started very methodically to do a public relauons job with the staff, the students and the patrons that has just been extraordinary.” Smith said.
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John Bowers, left, scrapes the wooden tiles loose and Jim Coor.ey scoops them into a box (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor
One recent donation to the new Seniors’ Center of Comal County has volunteer laborers floored.
Workers recently dismantled the dance floor from Heidelburg Hall. Its donor was Spcncor, which purchased the property ftit hi plranr sign-manufacturing business.
“That flow is three-cighths-inch-thick oak parquet,” said Charles E. Cook, a retired architectural engineer who drew up plans for the remodeled center. “It’s 6,500 square feet at 30 piece per square foot. A little quick math tells you these guys are handling 195,000 pieces of wood.”
The blocks have been boxed up and transported to to the Landa Street location.
Today, this type of floor would cost roughly S3 per square foot," Cook said. “AU it’s cosung us is a lot of volunteer labor ”
rites on Good Friday among Holy Week events