New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 139, No. 126
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY/Home of Marvin Pusu£ PASo* Tx 79903
May 14, 1991
ne Section, 10 PagesStamms Council tables bar hours issue
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Wayne A. Flares, Virginia Miner, Kellie Stallings, Melinda Dominguez, Rudy Ramirez Jr., Julissa Maria Vela, Victor Siena Sr. and Ricky Espinoza.
Happy anniversary” today to Mike and Kellie Stallings.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
Lakeview Boulevard from Austin Street to Toney Street will be closed for about a week as New Braunfels Utilities crew lay pipe to the under construction surface water treatment plant.
A “Before and After Party” at the new apartments above Gocpf Jewelers on New Braunfels’ Main Plaza, scheduled for today, has been postponed. On were Kyra and Lany Brandt of Comal Flower Shop look forward to rescheduling the event at a future date.
McKenna Memorial Hospital’s Health Career Fair will be from I to 7 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Civic Center. All types of health carcer opportunities will be spotlighted. Students, their parents and any individual interested in changing careers should plan to attend. Health professionals and area universities and colleges will be on hand to answer any questions.
Other events planned for National and Texas Hospital Weeks include a Health Fair and American Cancer Society Food Fight Thursday at the Civic Center and a Toddler Run Saturday on the hospital grounds.
New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club will meet at the Plaza Diner, 367 Main Plaza, at 6 p.m. today. April Coldsmith, chairperson of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Food Fight will be the guest speaker.
Cancer Support Group of New Braunfels will meet at 6:30 p.m. at McKenna Memorial Hospital in the Elliott Knox Board Room. Visitors are invited.
Staff Sgt. Maria Luisa De La Cerda, a native of New Braunfels and member of the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, will perform for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth this morning at the White House in Washington, D.C. and this afternoon when the Queen lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “Mari” as she is known locally was involved in Circle Arts Theatre, Mid-Texas Symphony and was a private music teacher. She is a 1979 graduate of New Braunfels High School anc a 1984 graduate of the University of Texas-Austin.
The 1991 Concert in the Park series, sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and local businesses kicks off Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lamia Park dance slab. The rock group Revival Brothers wit perform.
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Outgoing New Braunfels Mayor Amo Becker administers the oath of office to Rudy Seidel, newly elected District 3 City Council member, during Monday's council meeting. (Photo by Stephanie Ferguson)
City Council observes changing of guard
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N*wa Editor
It was out with the old and in with the new Monday when outgoing New Braunfels Mayor Amo Becker performed his last duty — giving newly elected City Council Member Rudy Seidel the oath of office.
“I’ll be thinking about ya’ll but be glad I don’t have to do some of the things that ya’ll have got to do,” Becker told his colleagues.
Becker, who did not seek reelection to the District 3 seat he held
since 1988, is replaced by Seidel, who beat denust Joe Kuehler in the May 4 election.
Before giving Seidel the oath of office and leaving the regular meeting Monday, Becker recognized his wife Jimmie and former New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller for his work in representing the city in Edwards Aquifer water negotiauons.
“Jimmie had to do with me being away from home quite often, and late meetings and so forth,” Becker said. “She worked hard while I was at it.
but she also worked hard at me not running again.”
Becker said Miller gave “hours and hours” of tune to the city during the water negouations. Miller left City Council in 1990 when he ran an unsuccessful bid for Comal County Commissioners Court. Afterward he continued his work in water negotiauons.
“He did it out of love. He did it out of a sense of duty He didn t get paid for it,” Becker said. “He spent many an hour in the various negotiauons
and mediations for our water requirements for spring flow and so on. He was never recognized for all of the work he did.”
Becker said he will now dedicate full-ume efforts to his business. Becker Motor Company.
A new mayor will be selected by council members after a runoff elec-uon May 25 between retired Marine Paul Fraser and school leacher Susan Cunis for the District 4 seat, currently held by Eddie Temple.
Temple was upseaied by the two candidates during die May 4 election.
Spokesman will seek new petition
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
A local bar owner is vowing to collect a petition of approximately 300 signatures, forcing the New Braunfels City Council to call an election that would allow the late-hours sale of alcoholic beverages.
Barry Jaroszewski. owner of Barry's Under Pass Saloon and spokesman for the New Braunfels Bar Owners Association, said he will collect the needed signatures because people are ready for the extended hours
“They are ready. ... We deal with the people that want it everyday,” he said.
New Braunfels City Council unanimously voted Monday to table acuon on an ordinance that would have called for an elecuon Aug. IO. 1991, to allow bar owners to apply for permits to extend the sale of alcholic beverages to 2 a m. Currently bar owners stop the sale of alcohol at midnight every day and I a.m. on Sundays.
City Manager Paul Grohman said Aug. 8 would be the First available time for such an election and January 1992 would be the next ume thereafter. “The only elecuon you cannot ue in a local referendum with is in the November ballot where there are statewide issues.”
Jaroszewski said he will present the peuuon of valid registered voters to City Council at the next meeting in two weeks. At Monday’s meeting, he presented a peuuon of 49 names had collected at his oar.
“This is not a legal petition that we have before us,” said Council Mem-ner Clinton Brandt. “And I can’t see the council just arbitrarily calling fix’a special election for anyone who comes up that wants to call a special election.”
lf it’s important enough the proper peuuon should be presented, Brandt said.
Jaroszewski addressed City Council in Appl about calling for an eiec-
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Ikels, Potter retain roles on CISD board
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
New members of the Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees were installed last night at a special meeting at Smithson Valley High School. About IOO people attended.
Incumbent board president Lee Ikels and board secretary Tom Porter will serve new three-year terms following their re-election. Don Craighead also will serve a three-year term. Connie Cantu will Fill the one-year unexpired term vacated by Carter Casteel, now Comal County Judge.
Ikels and Potter were selected by the board to continue as president arui secretary, respectively. Leroy Good-son will be vice-president and Bill Hayes will be treasurer.
A plaque was presented to outgoing trustee Larry Wenzel in recognition of his service to the board. Outgoing trustee Gay George could not be present but also received a plaque of recognition.
In other acuon, the board unamm-
Some attendance zone issues prove difficult
By JOE BELK Staff Writer
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees agreed to move Starkville area children to the new Bill Brown Elementary at a Monday night meeung at Smithson Valley High School.
But when it came to where to send Purgatory Road students, the board could only agree — for the time being — not to agree.
Regarding the Start/Ville issue, the board unanimously approved a recommendauon by Comal LSD Superuiten-dent Joe Rogers to send all Startzville students to Bill
Brown. Thai was the opuon Rogers had isled as the most desirable to the school district in his report to the bourd.
Rogers bad previously met with more than IOO Sutrt-zville area parents for a long meeung at Mountain Valley, at which the parents told the superintendent and other district officials of their concerns.
A prevalent concern voiced then was ccnoed at Monday’s meeung. by Crystal Coitined, a parent in oppostuon to the plan who said she represented many neighbors unable to attend the board meeting.
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ously approved implementing a four-day, forty-hour work week during the summer months. This will be in effect from June 3 to August 9. The district will save $25,000 by shutting down air conditioning, lights, and vehicles for an extra day, according to Joe Rogers, GSD superintendent.
The board also accepted a $5500 donation from the Bulverde RFA for consirucuon of a playground at the
new Bill Brown Elementary School which will open in the fall.
The board established attendance zones for Bill Brown Elementary but put off a decision on changing the Purgatory Road zones until May 27 to allow further study.
Resignations were accepted from Craig Swanberg, assistant soccer coach at Smithson Valley High School and Kristine Cooper, nurse at Mountain Valley Elementary
Hie trustees approved the hiring of William Black as a coach at Smithson Valley High School and Sherry Hermann as a history cauter and dance team sponsor
A joint proposal by attorney Sieve Taylor and the law Firm ol McCreary, Veselka, Bragg and Allen was approved for collecuou of delinquent taxes owed the district.
Following the meeting, the board
conducted a workshop with parents to clear tip contusion about the weignted grading system in use ai GSD. This system gives extra credit to students taking advanced placement and honors classes. This credit is used to calculate class milking which is important tor admission to college. Hie extra credit does not aiTect actual grades.
Some parents were concerned that not everyone was properly informed about how the weighted system works. Counselors alai students *aid thai the miormauon is given in year-opening or leniauon session* and english classes.
New board member Connie Cantu defended the system. “Kids are signing up lex more honors course* now that they know they won t be penalized by taking the harder Classes, Cantu said.
Board Vlce-Presideiu Leroy Goodwin pointed out that GSD giaduaies earning of college credit through placement tests shows tangible evidence of the weighted system’s value.
Good Day Hummel meeting stirs interest
Waim, humid days with highs rn the upper 80s and lows near 70 forecast today and Wednesday. Chance for rain increasing tonight and Wednesday. Monday's high in New Braunfels was 82 and the overnight low was 68. Rainfall in the 24-hour period ending al 7 a m. today was .27 inch. For additional weather information, see Page 2A. Inside:
By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor
In a show of support for the location of a Hummel An Museum in New Braunfels, about 300 feet hit the floor of the Civic Center Monday evening as about 150 community leaders stood to signify their interest.
Representatives of civic clubs and service organizations had been invited to the gathering for a bnefuig on efforts to locate the historic art works here and to test the waters for a local drive to secure the needed funding
‘The cham bet would be the facilitator” in such an effort, said Hummel committee chairman and master of ceremonies David I sultan. “A tax exempt organization like the Braunfels Foundainm Trust would be the agent."
Noting that donation* and pledges of about $775,000 would be needed to assure the museum’s opening, Limon said the purpose of the facility would be ’*lo preserve and display for public view” drawings made by Berta (Sister Maria Lnocencia) Hummel at the Franciscan convent in Siessen, Germany. lu “exterior would reflect Bavarian or Old World styling" and iu “interior would provide the necessary security and climate control” to preserved the works and space “to display them in a dignified manner After first addressing the group in German, Jacques Nauer shared a bu of the history of the Hummel drawings and detailed how 354 of them came into his family's possession As a child in Massing, Lower Bavaria, Bena Hummel displayed a
“gift for drawing ’ and a “knack for recording details. ” But, after studying at the State Academy for Applied Ari in Muiuch, she returned to the convent school of her childhood to join the sisterhood.
“My great grandparents Jose! and Maxumlianc Mueller, were founders of a publishing company in Munich" that specialized in the priming of religious art and books. Ars sacra Jose/ Mueller Vet lug waa contacted ut 1933 by the Siessen convent about pruning some drawings by tut “young artist B. Hun unel ” ITM nun ara! the publishing house Ars sacra maintained a relt-uonship through years of depression arid war until her death from abaculus!* in 1946.
SM HUMMEL, Rag# IStylings Smith and Jacques Nauer pose with the M.l. Hummel drawings that started study of New Brausnfeis as site for a Hummel artwork musuem. (Photo by Karla Wenzel)