New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 132
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY I Home of Lee Hernandez
Two sections, 18 Pages
The New Braunfels Herald-/'eitun$ wishes “happy birthday" today to Jason Wade, Amber Duncan, Lyla Cornelius, and Cheryl Kocpp.
Belated birthday wishes to Stc-fany Serna, Steve Senta Jr., Diana Camarcno. and Nonna Schneider.
“Happy anniversary" today to . EM. and Lyla Cornelius.
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.
Concerts in the Park
Concerts in the Park series will kick off this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the I .anda Park Dance Slab and cease by IO p.m. Hic rock group, Revival Brothers will perform this week.
Teen Connection will sponsor a yard sale May 23-25 to raise money for various programs. Persons can drop by Teen Connection at 1414 W. San Antonio St. to "stuff a bag for SI" with items from the Thrift Shop, such as clo thing, household items, purses, shoes and other items.
Fitness Made Fun will conduct water aerobics at Lamia Pool beginning June 3 at 8 a.m. Also, low-impact and interval training classes will be taught at First Protestant Sec Ie Pan sh House. For more information call Nadya at 625-9295 or Sue at 512/935-2843. Rummage sale
Church in the Wildwood at Canyon Lake on Charter Oak Dnvc will sponsor a rummage sale this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clothing, crafts and baked goods will be sold.
New Braunfels High School Hand Boosters will host die 1901 Batul Banquet at 7 p m Friday in Our I ady of Perpetual Help Church Hall, HK W. Austin. Tick cts can bi' purchased at the NBHS band hall for $7 each.
First Protestant Church is s|x>n -soling a bliHHi drive from 8:30 a rn. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday , l ite South Texas Regional BUxxt Bank will accept donations at the Seelc Parish House on Coll Street. Appointments may be scheduled by Cit!ling the church office at 625 6951.
Can you read a story, rock a baby, play a game or give a hug? Your skills are needed al the Children's Shelter iii New Braunfels. Volunteers with two or three hours a week may call Glenda Chandler at 629 0659 to arrange a volunteer interview.
SFI .MA ( Kit Lady of Perptu-al Help School al 16075 N. Evans Road in Selma is now registering students lot grades pic-K through 8. For information, call 512/651 <>811 or 512/651 6913.
City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is registering for swim lessons, scheduled throughout tile summer at lamia Park pool. American Red Cross-certified classes will run for two weeks each, with tile first ses Simi stalling June 3. Deadline for
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High in the 80s, lows near 70 and a continued slight chance for afternoon rams make up the area’s weather forecast. High in New Braunfels Tuesday was 84 and the overnight low was 70. Few more weather details, see Page 2A
TV LISTINGS ................. 4B
In 4 display of enthusiasm tex) cute tot woras, hunoreos of people — young runners noms ain) oaos gr aromas ano granooaos av on some Dig OO mots anc Sisters — gainer eo on me lawn of McKenna Memorial Hospital to cheer on the sometimes ess than anthos ASBC parti apart* in Saturday » fourth Annual I cooter Run Everyone was a winner as the utile athletes raised funds for MMM * Health Professions Scholarship Fund, and ail too* home "boons arx) T shuts Photos OI the *eao finishers *n each of five age categories will be printed in Thursday 9 edition of the New Braunfels
NBISD opts for limited open forums
Report lets board share in DARE enthusiasm
By HOBLIT! SII WAH!
Hic New Braunfels Independent School District Bourd til Trustees heard a report on the DARK (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program Tuesday night
Project DARE is a substance use prcvenuon education program designed to equip elementary school children
with skills for resisting peer pressure id experment wail tobacco, drugs, and alcohol D ARE gives special mention to fifth grade students to prepare them for entry oho junior high and high school, where they are most likely to encounter pressures lo use drugs
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Amid “fears of a free for all," the New Braunfels independent School District Board of Trustees at their meeting Tuesday night adopted a plan to have an open forum once each month.
The forum will be conducted during die first 30 minutes of each month’s study session which is Ute first Tuesday of each month, (.’iiirem must sign up to speak and if no one signs up by the meeting start time, the board will go on with other items on the agenda.
The open forum time is intended for discussion of non agenda items, according to Superintendent Charles R Btadlx*rry. He said dial patrons would still he able lo speak on agenda items as dicy came up. if [xo|X‘(ly signed up lo speak.
"It is important for the public to understand dial the trustees cannot legally respond to or act on anything brought up in the open forum," Birdberry said. "They can only Itsier. Public meeting laws prohibit discussion or action on anything thai is not [Histed on a meeting agenda in advance.
T rustee Margie Rabotn said she re there was a need fur a forum lo a ow time sensitise information to be
brought to the board's attention
The board was shown a three-part blue card which explains the protocol for open forum and serves os the sign -ap card. The CIU lens fill out their name, address, and the lopic dies wish lo speak on and give the cjrd to the board president
The president decides what is an appropriate topic and recognizes speakers De* oratory comments, promotions 'or a business or organa
/juon. or presentations on potacais issues will not be allowed, according to the rules Open forum will be held for a ma* unum of 30 minutes and each speaker is restricted to five minutes
The open forum pl jai was voted in with a “sunset provision' of sis. months Al that ume the board would review the policy and decide whether to keep it or not lf no voce is taken the policy would automatically expire
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Gillespie ar’ TSTA. “I would ike to »ce i Tai cered to see if it works * “I un Tot in favor of an open fermi." md hoard president Bob Self. “Items should be brought ap when they can be acted on."
The measure passed un a 5-1 vote with Bob Self abstaining Trustee Dick Robmeit voted against he proposal
in other acuon. the board ssucd proclamations honoring outstanding students and approve tightening pulleys in (he New Brauiueti High School Student Handbook cgufduig aim ness and behavior rules.
AUSTIN (AP) The House unlay approved bills that would exclude aquifers from state control and rename places in the state that have racially offensive titles.
Both bills now go to the Senate.
Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, R Uvalde, sponsored the bill that would define a subterranean stream to exclude an aquifer. Under current law, suhterra ncan streams, unlike most under ground water, belong to the state.
A pending lawsuit brought by the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority in 1989 raises die question of whether the Edwards Aquifer in Central Texas is an underground stream that belongs to the public and can be regulated by the Texas Water Commission. The aquifer supplies drinking water for San Antonio residents.
Proponents of the bill situ! they pre fort cd the use of aquifer water to be determined at the local level, rallier than by lite state.
But opponents, mostly representatives from Austin and San Antonio, said the failure of the state to regulate its aquifers could result in federal takeover.
They also said city residents [lay die price lo supplement their water when outlying residents, including agricultural concerns, use large amounts of water.
Rep. Alan Schoolcraft, R-San Antonio, said Hildcrbran’s bill “strengthens the idea that anybody can poke a hole in die ground and waste as much water as they want.”
The bdl passed on an 82-61 vole, Another vote is required before it can be considered by the Senate
The House also tentatively approved a hill that would rename 19 Texas lakes, creeks, [Xiiids, mountains and other geographical features with the wold “negro’’ in their name
Many ol the locations, with official names such as Negio Creek iii l ives tone and l imestone counties, locally ate know n by more offensive names.
C ommissioners consider Trinity Aquifer district
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
An 85-year old New Braunfels man escaped serious injury Tues-day when he apparently lost his footing on a clit! behind his residence at Eden Home.
“The initial call came in that he had fallen off of the cliff ... behind Eden Apartments." said Cape Wet Meyer of the New Braunfels Fire Department at the scene “Further information indicates that he was walking around ... down here in (he canyon and then tried to wadi up .. and got up rn some real loose rock area and that’s when he fell.
“We never were able do determine from him exactly how far he fell"
Wallace Holder was rescued from the cliff, visible from Loop 337 and River Road. and brought down by rescue workers from die New Braunfels Fire Department.
The rescue occurred around 7 pm.
He was transported do McKmrui Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released, according do a hospital spokesman.
“He was very alert.” Meyer said at the scene after the rescue “He was alen and talking to me up on top of the cliff when I first arrived."
Vt ever. a training officer for the deportment, coiled the rescue a “simple slope evacuation’ with minimal manpower and :quipraeni needed.
Three jailed In burglary
By ROBERT STEWART SUH Write#
Three people remain in the Comal County Jail after being charged with burglary of a non-habitation
The three allegedly burglarized
Rescue workers will! tim Now Braunfels F ire Department prepare to lower an 85 year old man from a cli* 1 41 - Linda St
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