New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Clarence H. Rust, Louella Kneupper, Barron Blevins (21 years old), Rudy Castro (Monday), Roger Qamsey (Monday), Marilyn Weaver (Monday), Virginia Monroe, Lillian Barganier, Becky Blddison, Nathanal De Hoyos (1 year old), Raymond Hernandez (Monday), Jim Snowden, April Caballero, Catherine Caballero, Erwin Hank (89 years old), Kimberly Engler (Monday), Cruz Rosa Zavala (Belated, Saturday), Kyo Sa Nim Brett Riley (Mon-day).
Happy anniversary wishes to: Spike and Earlan Reeves (47 years, Monday), Steve and Jennifer Helmcamp (27 years, belated), Emil and Alzado Helmcamp (57 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Not looking to sing any blues
Austin is known for its great live music, but beginning Monday, sports will have top billing as the UIL State Championships begin.
Three local athletes will compete in the state tennis and golf championships Monday and Tuesday. Canyon High School senior Jimmy Walker will tee off at 7 a.m. Monday at Roy Kizer Golf Course for round one of the Class 4A state championships.
Tuesday's second round will also begin at 7 a.m. at Roy Kizer. Walker is making his fourth consecutive appearance at the state championships.
Two freshmen will represent Comal County at the state tennis finals, which get started at 9 a.m. Monday at the Penick-Alli-son Tennis Center on the University of Texas campus.
Alastair Jenkin of New Braunfels High School will play his Class 5A quarterfinal singles match at 10:15 a.m. Canyon High School’s Jarrett Skro-barcek will begin at noon in the Class 4A singles draw.
lf Jenkin and Skrobarcek win, they will advance to the semifi nals on Monday afternoon. Tuesday’s final matches will begin at 9 a.m. at the Penick-Allision courts.
So if you’re in the capitol city, stop by and cheer on the local contingent.
No two ways about it on 306 through Battler
A 7-mile stretch of road on FM 306 through Sattler will have one-way traffic through a leac vehicle while the Texas Depart ment of Transportation installs an overlay for the next two to three weeks
The stretch includes the intersection of FM 2673 but one-way traffic will only extend along intervals of up to three quarters of a mile.
For more information, cal TxDOT at 625-6278.
Put th# sweater back in your closet
So much for spring.
Balmy is the forecast for today as the mercury will rise to 85 degrees in New Braunfels after and overnight low of 52.
The heat may be somewhat tempered by a southeast wine that will be 5 to 10 mph in the morning before increasing to 10 to 15 mph later in the day.
Still not too late to sn|oy th# festivities
lf you haven't been out to Conservation Plaza this week end for Folkfest ‘97 you can sti take part in the happenings.
Events take place today from 11 a m. to 5 p.m.
(For more information about what's happening in and around New Braunfels, see Stammtisch Page 16A and We’re Meeting, Page ISA.)
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Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Barron Blevins
Vol. 145, No. 123
Reaves appears choice for NBISD superintendent
By DENISE DZIUK
Trustees from the New Braunfels Independent School District will travel to the Port Neches-Groves Independent School District this week to visit with representative groups regarding Superintendent Dr. Ronald Reaves.
Reaves was among the top three candidates brought in for a second interview last weekend for the NBISD superintendent position. Dr. Dales Pitts, of Fort Stockton 1SD and Dr. Marc Williamson, of Pine Tree ISD, were the other candidates.
“Next week, they will take a trip to
the one they’re the most interested in right now,” said NBISD Public Information Officer Leslie Kriewaldt, who is handling all questions regarding the search.
Ronald Reaves The Herald-Zeitung has learned that the three trustees will be visiting the Port Neches-Groves ISD.
“They're coming here to visit Monday and Tuesday,” Reaves said.
Reaves said he was contacted by the
search consultants, and was told about the visit. He said he was told the trustees will meet with teachers, administrators, parents and community and civic leaders.
“I’m just very pleased that they’re wanting to come here and see what we're doing, and hopefully that will help them with their choice,” he said.
Kriewaldt confirmed the visit. She said the visit will give the board the opportunity to get additional feedback on the candidate by individuals who know and work with him.
“They try to get a diverse view point to try to get a feel for how the candidate is viewed by his district,” Kriewaldt
Reaves, 52, has been in the education field 29 years, and is in his third year as superintendent at Port Neches-Groves. According to a Port Neches-Groves board member, Reaves was instrumental in getting a $39.9 million bond referendum passed a year ago.
Reaves is married and has two children, ages 25 and 21.
Pitts said he was contacted by the consultants, and was told he had not been chosen.
“He told me they had a real hard time making the decision, but he didn't tell me what was the deciding factor,” Pitts said. “I still think it’s the best
Herald-Zeitung photo by Michael Darnall
Th# HIN Country Un# Dancers strut their stuff during Folkfest activities Saturday at Conservation Plaza. Folkfest will continue through 5 p.m. today.
Folkfest ^97 under way
By ABE LEVY
Unable to pinpoint his favorite thing to do at Folkfest ‘97, 7-year-old Luke Riekel reduced his experience to one sentence.
“I like everything ‘cause it’s fun,” said Luke, whose day included tasting sauerkraut for the first time and making a candle.
Luke probably spoke for the hundreds of children whose below-18-year-old age allowed a free entry into the Conservation Plaza grounds Saturday.
With more than 40 activities, including black
smith and breadmaking demonstrations and continual hay rides, children and parents alike had a hard time taking it all in this weekend.
But organizers said the 12th annual ev ent was an opportunity for area residents to learn about Comal County’s rich heritage through historic demonstrations and exhibits.
An estimated 2,000 people obliged them and enjoyed die 75-degree temperatures, clear skies and gentle breezes as they walked the dusty roads around Conservation Plaza.
Historic storyteller Doc Moore, dubbed “The
Turn to Folkfest, Page 2A
Herald-Zeitung photo by Michael Darnall
The New Braunfels Kinderchor walks down Seguin Street on Saturday during the annual Kindermasken parade.
interview I ever had. I'm disappointed, yes, but I understand.”
Williamson and the search consultants were unavailable for comment.
Three of the six trustees will visit Port Neches-Groves ISD Monday and Tuesday. The board is scheduled to meet Wednesday to vote on hiring a superintendent. The vote will be followed by a reception to welcome the new administrator.
The superintendent position became vacant in January w hen Charles Birdberry left the district after 14 years to be superintendent of the Keller ISD. Tom Moseley has been serving as interim superintendent since January.
Kotylo, Vanstory win city races
By ABE LEVY
Jan Kotylo, a retirement activity director, and Randy Vanstory. a local businessman, took both open seats on the New Braunfels City Council on Saturday.
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lected 624 votes to 327 for opponent and former mayor and council member Rudy Seidel in District 3.
Vanstory could not be reached for comment Saturday night.
I hstnct 3 Coun-alw oman Brenda 4 Freeman said she
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Councilman Paul Fraser is in his second term and by city charter is not eligible for re-election.
Kotylo, 57, serves on the city’s Safe City Commission and works at Vista Retirement Center.
She said she ran for office to give back to the community.
Vanstory, 35, is a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, served on the city ethics ordinance committee and is co-ow ner of Quick Align Brakes and Suspension.
Vanstory has said his top priority was writing a Master Plan for the city’s future development.
Gonzales ousts Ikels from CISD trustees board
Jonas secures Dist. 5 seat; Krueger remains Dist. 2 representative
By ABE LEVY
Social worker Dora Gonzales defeated ineumbant Lee Ikels on Saturday to take the District I Comal school board seat, placing a Mexican -American on the board for the first time in
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ran unopposed in Dora Gonzales District 2.
Gonzales won by 39 votes with only i() .3 percent of those eligible casting ballots. Jonas’
tered voters cast lion.
margin of v ictory was 23 votes against nearest competitor Bill Bumam.
Calvin Kempin had also sought the District 5 seat.
Only I 8 percent of the district’s 7,600 regis-ballots in the elec-
“I’m elated,” said Gonzales, 43, who works at Hospice New Braunfels.
“I have the urge to say now I’m going to Disneyland.”
She said her top priorities were handling district growth and continuing an open policy for minorities.
Gonzales is the sixth woman to serv e on a board that she said had been traditionally filled by men.
“It’s one thing to be elected but another to be embraced by the board,’
she said, adding that she was pleased with the district’s campaign to promote diversity.
Jonas, 46, said his priority was growth and promised to work w ith the district’s long-range planning committee.
Jonas is a semi retired, assistant manager of Gunter Hotel in San Antonio.
“I’m excited and looking forward to working with the board,” he said. “I have the time and effort to give to the district”
Full speed ahead. See Opinion, 4A.