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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas NBHS vs. Boerne, Page 7\McKenna Hospital series begins Sunday New Braunfels New Braunfels, Texas One Section, 16 Pages Vol. 134, No. 90Friday May 8, 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch    WithiNB city limits L The Comal County extension Ser vice will sponsor the Lunch N Learn program on 'Color for You” by Darlene Stine, color consultant, next Thursday from ll! in to 12 .>0 p rn in the County Extension Office meeting room at 111.') N Walnut There is no admission charge, hut bring your own lunch 50 cents for tea. and a friend Canyon High School students are doing a good deed they re holding a dance for Canyon Middle School students tomorrow from 7 so to IO to at the middle school Puttin' on the Kit/ for CMS." is sponsored by Cougars It Cnified which is the high school's no drugs chemical free group Any extra money raised will go the the ( US Project Gradua tion party on May ‘29 The seniors will tie disc jerkies and there will also he a live band Suite lit Admission to the dance is $2 and CHS student Nancy bargainer says. We’re trying to set an example for them because we understand they’ve had some problems there The Senior Citizens dance to benefit Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be held May la and believe it or not you can tie younger than IL* and still get in the door All age groups are invited Donations at the door are $2 per person and refreshments will be served It all starts at 4 to p rn at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church activity center Music will tx* by Circle .J Ramblers and Gruene Crossing In case you were beginning to wonder if May is ‘ever ything month the New Braunfels Rotary ('Intl reminds you that it really is nearly the month for everything under the sun Add to the list (Miler \rnei icons Month Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Arthritis Month Better Sleep Month Correct Posture Month Foot Health Month Mental Health Month National Barbecue Month High Blood Pressure Month. Home Decorating Month. Mime Month Photo Month and National Good Car Keeping Month Boy Scout Troop 757 will hold its first annual rummage sale on May Mi at inn Santa Clara Street Scouts are currently accepting one man s trash ’ in the form of clothes for all ages and sizes. toys. Uioks, glassware dishes pots and pans, furniture refrigerators, appliances freezers, and any thing else* Money from the sale w ill help send boys to summer camp Anyone with something to be picked up for the sale may call Mrs Hyden at <>25 0TI5 or Mrs Man/ at <>25 29:16 Canyon Lake Action ( enter is a busy place (ii people used the free Income Tax Service for the elderly and handicapped there this year and some received the .service in their home because of illness or a handicap that prevented them from getting to the center Sixty one of the ho qualified families signed up for free I S Commodity distribu tion there on April 21 The next distribution will tx* held at the Action Center on May in Low income families can register on that day Call 964 2.524 tor more informa tion The chances for late after noon showers triggered by all the hot humid weather we are experiencing are included in today’s forecast and ex tends throughout the weekend Otherwise, weekend worship pers can expect mostly cloudy skies with highs in the low ‘His and mild nights with lows in the mid 60s Light southerly winds will prevail The Menu CLASSI FIE D.........10    15 COMICS..................8 CROSSWORD...........IO DEAR ABBY............IO OPINIONS...............■* INSIGHT.................5 RELIGIOUS FOCUS .... 6 SPORTS..............Speed limitalong 1-35 a local decision By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Officials with the Texas Depart ment of Highways and Public Transportation this week said they plan to look into the feasibility of raising to 65 miles per hour the speed limit dong Interstate 25 within New Braunfels city limits, but the final decision to increase the limit may tie left to the city and its citizens, ac cording to department spokesmen An ordinance approved by New Braunfels City Council in July 1985 established tfit* interstate speed limit at the th«*n federally mandated speed of 55 That ordinance prevented the recently approved increase to65 mph from taking effect inside city limits The city of Schertz has a similar or dinance. leading highway officials to retain the lower speed limit from New Braunfels’ northern city boun dary of Kohlenberg Lane south through San Antonio Highway crews statewide will begin Saturday morning erecting new signs along some 2 too miles of rural interstate roadways as the new speed limits take effect at midnight Friday Gov Bill Clements signed the increased speed proclamation earlier this week We did not alter or ( flange speeds where current ordinances exist ex plained David Ottwell public affairs officer with the highway depart Two seniors accept Merit scholarships Two New Braunfels area high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholars, which means they will receive merit scholar ships to the colleges of their choice New Braunfels High School senior Bobby Smit ti has accepted a college sponsored merit scholarship to Texas AAM I diversity The scholarship is for >75o per year and is part of the Na tion.ii Merit Scholarship Corpora tion awards program Tile scholarship is renewable fur up to four sears of study at Texas AAM Smith the son of Mr and Mrs Harold Smith of ’.47 Wood Rd . will stud} mechanical engineering At NBlis he is involved in the Na tarnal Honor Society, Fellowship of < hristian Athletes the NBHS football team the Spanish Club and Student Council He was selected as an FJks Teen ager of the Month David Williams, a senior at Ca nyon High School also has been named a National Merit Scholar for I UHT The son of Sharon Suchy and George Williams Jr W illiams is a candidate for May graduation from CHS He plans to use his scholarship to stud} philosophy at The I diversity of Texas at Austin Williams scholarship may be renewed to cover up to four years of undergraduate study at his sponsor college The competition for Merit Scholarship is exceptionally rigorous.” said corporation prest dent M FJizaheth Jaeka Of more than I million students who entered the 1987 Merit Program by taking the 1985 PHAT NMSQT only about 15.000 were designated semifinalists last >epterntx>r The nationwide pool of (semifinalists included the young men and women in every state with (he highest selection index scores and the number of semifinalists nam cd in each state was proportional to its numtier of high school seniors However, becoming a semifinalist was only the first step toward winning a Merit Scholar ship To tie considered for an award, the semifinalist had to ad Vance to finalist standing by fulfilling several additional re quirements which include demonstrating high academic performance and supplying in formation about extracurricular accomplishments and contrib!! lions to the school and commum ty.” she said A total of approximately 6.000 Merit Scholarships worth more than $22 million are being tx aid cd this vear Criminal activity up County solons okay additional constable staff, expenditures B , DAVID MAY Staff Writer A need for increased law enforce ment in Precinct 4 led Comal County Commissioners Thursday to approve a request by Constable Fidel Tamez to hire a second reserve deputy con stable and change the status of the current reserve deputy constable there to full time The moves required commissioners to approve a contingency fund transfer of $2.2:10 to pay for psychological testing for the reserve constable, salary costs and related fuel allocations Steven J Kicker, a resident of startzville. will become a reserve deputy constable for the precinct following the testing required by state law of any law enforcement personnel Kicker is a certified peace officer with 12 years of experience He recently served as captain of detectives for Port Aransas police department Tame/ said the appointment of Ricker, as well as the status change for reserve deputy constable George Wolf, was needed because of a recent increase in criminal activity and to help patrol the Canyon Lake area during peak activity In other business, commissioners officially formed Comal County Fire Prevention District No I and ap pointed five fire district eommis- ment s San Antonio Gist rif t offic e DRw I said ,i study will be con ducted by officials in the near future to determine if speed limits should he increased, in particular through New Braunfels and Schertz hut said We will discuss it with the cities anc! see what their attitude is lf it is the deci sion of the city to remain with the 55 mph speed limit chanc es would then be slim to negligible that a change would t>e considered he said though he acknowledged state iaw could pre erupt any local restrictions To fie considered in an analysis by the department would be traffic volume design and technical aspects of the roadwav to determine if the higher speed would be feasible We will look into that section within the city limits of New Braunfels to determine what the ap propriate speed limit might be." Oft well said noting that the depart ment s working relationship with the various municipalities is good ‘ There are a lot of things to be con sidered local resident engineer Bobfly Hassert said the speed change requires crew s here to replace only five signs and erect a 26 fcx>t sign over th* interstate explaining the various speed limits of different motor vehicles Cars motorcycles buses and light trucks will tx* allow cd to travel at 65 mph dav ai d night alo* g designated portions w‘-l> f 1    - with trailers anc! others will h ive to journey at speft< i>‘ 60 mp: chi* rig the day and 55 mph a? nigh* Considerations to any recornmen dations concerning I 55 speed limits will likely draw support with the widening of the interstate to six lanes The projec t bas progressed past San Antonio s northern limits at PM !6o4 Witt) (fie second pilate begun which will take* st to PM mu im Highway department plans include continuing with the widening through New Braunfels City Manager Joe Michie said ‘he See SPEED Page 2 Texas 46 project provides better commercial access stoners who will serve staggered two and three year terms Named to the commission 'ere Harry Heimer. .Joseph Kidwell. Charles Kmbbe I urtis <> Bremrner and ll J McNamara Kidwell acted as legal represen tative in the interest of the district, known as the response area of the Spring Branch Volunteer hire Department The department will enter into an agreement Aith the district to serve in the same capacity as before w ith funding coming in the form of a d-cent property tax rate per SUR) valuation for those residents within the area V oters there approved the creation and formation of the tire prevention district by a Mo-1 vote April 4 Kidwell reportedly is also beginning preliminary work with other volunteer fire departments to seek similar districts in the county It has been speculated that interest in the Canyon Lake area will lead to forma Hon of a fire prevention district there in the near future Other action taken bv commis stoners included adoption of a policy regarding free parking in the courthouse annex to include county employees, jurors law enforcement personnel, and those consultants commissioned by the county Ail others will receive one See COUNTY, Page 2 By SAPAM DUKE Staff Writer Business is up if not yet booming, for service stations on Texas 4*. south of the city according to two station managers in the area Since the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation completed a six month project to widen the road access to the stations ha> improved considerably thev said The manager of th* Sigmor Shamrock stacion on Texas 16 said his business ha** uttipbed since toe road project finished about two weeks ago During the height of construction access to his station was blocked The business is still recovering from that blow but the manager said business has multiplied several t imes since const met ion ended While business is better the manager said the project caused pro Mentis for the station because access is limited The thing we lost was frontage They cut off our nose the manager said pointing to a new con crete curb in front of the station A few months earlier the drives into the station had been wider and there was no division between the drive and .I street tx* si de the station Curtis decreased the size of the drives he said and divided the drive from the adjoining street A dip in the drives has also caused problems for the bus ness according to the manager who chose to remain un named And we've lost a lot of recrea tional vehicle and truck diesel business because of the steep incline We thought they were going to put in a culvert We didn t know they were just going to dig 'time ditches md leave it " the manager said adding that large trucks and recreational vehicles scrape lint tom when enter mg the station Bobbie Hasert highway depart ment resident engineer said he made the decision to install the Curtis and leave ditches instead of install mg culverts lh* said the state re quires either a curb or an 8 to lh ‘<>ot wide shoulder Buying right ot way for a shoulder and constructing a culvert would have been much more expensive and impractica1, he said Never once have I completed a project where everyone has been satisfied Since the taxpayers pay my salary I hear their complaints That’s just part of my business But I think we’ve accomplished what we've needed to establish reasonable access to everyone Hasert >aid He added that the Texas 46 project has improved conditions on the road by adding a ielt turn lane rn the center eleven F.ngelhardt part owner of the Tiger Tote on Texas 46 said he is satisfied with the construction pro ject All and all, I think it has im proved the highway and I rn happy with it Business was down about six months during construction Some of that is bec ause the tourist season was over but business was oft more than last year ” he said Delores lx*nz. manager of Ron’s la quor store, said the highway looks nice and she has heard several com ments about it she has some com plaints about the project though namely that the curbs are a w aste 01 taxpayers money J Tm just wondering how much money the state spent on the curb Now we re going to have to pay tor that she said adding that the curbs will be expensive to maintain because of the grass behind them Lenz added business ha** im proved some since the project was completed Business-wise my regulars are going to come anyway and the tour) w ill come >he said Hasert said the contrac ted cost ot the widening project was SHU.226 \K e than That s arber goodSchools attempting calendar agreement New Braun els and ( amal school dish.cts want to make things a itt Ie easier tor their teachers and students so I hex re working toward creating identical school calendars Although thus*-calendars may not Ix* the same next year (TM) Superintendent Bill Brown is confident thev a tx* atter that Brown and NB1SD Supennten .lent Charles Birdberry warn to resolve differences in the ca Ion Jars and said that next year the calendars will tx* developed a< cording to the wishes of the ma joritv of teachers Chances are next year we will just et teachers from both school districts vote on the calendar and the majority wins Brown said this week The CIM) superintendent and st aft hav e compiled a list of areas in which the neighboring -a bool districts have cooperated The list includes coordinating Hie ROTI program at Nev Braunfels High School That program includes students from both school districts The school districts also are cooperating to hold a summer school program which will serve students rom both districts some people may think these programs aren’t very important but we do They're dealing with people Brow n said Tile local high schools are work big bigot bet tor Project Gradua lion ail effort aimed ai throwing chemical tree senior parties The school districts also have worked together on several community projects including the Senior Prom tor senior citizens, a women s forum and community education classes The districts are joining forces to stage a Back to School T est iv al late this sum mer ;