New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Canyon Lake outflow.....................313 cfs (same)
Canyon Lake Inflow......................367 cfs (up 59)
Canyon Lake level..................902.57 feet (up .01)
(Comal River and Edwards Aquifer figures not available)
South Texas day in the 50s, highs near 70. Low-
TUESDAY-THURSDAY: — er Texas Rio Grande Valley and
Hill Country and South Central plains, a chance of rain Tuesday
Texas, mostly cloudy and cool Wednesday. Mild Tuesday, a with a chance of rain Tuesday, little warmer Wednesday and
Partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday. Lows Tuesday in the
Wednesday and Thursday. Lows 40s, highs in the 60s. Lows Wednesday near 30, highs in the 50s. ncsday and Thursday in the 50s,
Lows Wednesday and Thursday in highs in the 70s. Southeast Texas
the 30s hill counrty to the 40s and the upper Texas coast, a
south central, highs in the 60s. chance of rain Tuesday and Wcd-
Tcxas Coastal Bend, a chance of ncsday. Cool Tuesday, a little war-
rain Tuesday and Wednesday, mer Wednesday and Thursday.
Mild Tuesday, a little warmer Lows tueasday in the 30s, highs in
Wednesday and Thursday. Lows the 50s. Lows Wednesday and
Tuesday in the 40s, highs in the Thursday in the 40s, highs in the
60s. Lows Wednesday and Thurs- 60s.
Bring a lunch - bring a chair -bring a friend!!
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Good music. Good times in New Braunfels!
For ador ma (UMI, contact iVneiop? Church at the Main Street Office, 625 3425
ONCERTS on the PLAZA
Oct. 25, Nov. I, and Nov. 4-8 12:00 noon on the Main Plaza
Fri., Oct. 25 Paul McLaughlin & Don Forres
country pop with a twist!
Fri., Nov. I Dan McCoy & Tony Pickens
contemporary & traditional country Mon., Nov. 4 The Humble Brothers
new wave country ... sort of!
Tues., Nov. 5 Terri Hendrix
a bright new star on Texas' horizon Wed , Nov. 6 Chris & Judy
need we say more?
Thurs., Nov. 7 Al Barlow
music close to home and heart Fri., Nov. 8 lite Eichenberg
original fuzz, blues & swing
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the air space between layers of clothing acts as insulation.
Residents with an extra coat or sweater to donate should drop the items off at any local cleaners by Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The giveaway will be Nov. 16 at a location to be announced soon.
Concerts on plaza
This year’s noontime Concerts on the Plaza series continues with performances by the Humble Brothers on Monday and by Terri Hendrix on Tuesday. The concerts continue each noon hour through Friday, and admission is free.
“Quadalupc River” T-shirts sold this summer by the local chapter of the Texas A&M Alumni Club are still available. To purchase a shirt call 625-1309. Proceeds go into a scholarship fund for students attending Texas A & M Universi
Fire Department Auxillary
The New Braunfels Fire Department Auxiliary will meet at Fire Station #2 Monday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss and vote on new by-laws.
The Tejano Music Fest, benefiting the Children’s Museum of New Braunfels will be tonight from 7-11 p.m. with entertainers, Los Hermanos Farias and David Lee Garza performing. Admission is $6 per person; children under IO enter free. For more information call 620-0939.
Tours of the First Protestant Church are available daily from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. during Wurstfest, Nov. 1-10. The special exhibit this year features weddings. On display are wedding gowns from the 40s and memorabilia from weddings through the years.
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Hard to be “Hummel”
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state officials against continuing to so classify the sprawling and growing district.
“I’ve been all over this county and I can’t see that the few industries that we have can classify us as rich,” Rogers said. “I believe this is terribly wrong, and I’ve said this publicly and I’ll say it again until we get the state — or someone — to allow us to present our cade to those people who control that formula.
“We regret this and feel like the state has done us a great injustice, number one, by placing us in a category with the state’s richest 45 school districts, and we think that’s totally inaccurate,” he said. “And of course the Robin Hood plan — there were other ways to help out the schools that needed the help rather than take it away from those who, as in our case, were struggling in the first place,” he said.
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“I think we’ll see a change in the funding, I just don’t think this plan can go very long — it’s a stopgap,” Sims said. “I do think Mr. Meno (Education Commissioner) is going to be positive.
I think this man has an idea about how we might go and make things work better.”
Sims and Kuempel met with taxpayers in October to discuss education funding.
“The thing that disappointed me the most was the pessimism," Sims said. “The type of people that you have in that county and in that district — those people are going to have a good school no matter what happens. I’m not happy at all that we had to raise taxes. I’m not happy with the way those funding districts arc set up. I’m happy that those
Higher tax bills and the anticipated lower collection rate may force the district to make further spending cuts, Rogers said. Also, the increased tax rate may discourage businesses and homeowners from moving to the area.
“That might slow our growth pattern, but that’s not a good way to solve it,” he said.
County Commissioner Neil Craig-mile said that state Sen. Bill Sims and state Rep. Edmund Kuempel, during a recent local forum on state education funding, essentially said legislators implemented the CED-based equalization plan only to avoid more drastic court-ordered measures.
“When you boil it all down, basically what both of them say is it’s nobody’s fault and there’s nothing they can do about it,” Craigmile said. “That’s a sad situation when the whole Legislature is looking at it from that point of view.”
types of people are there and they can manage it. I hated to hear them say ‘well, there’s going to be just core curriculum next year because of there’s just no money’ — that’s not going to happen.”
Comal ISD has been classed as a property-rich school district according to the State’s new funding formula, causing the loss of $ 1.9 million in state subsidies to the district.
“I don’t think there’s any question that we will be looking at education funding again,” Kuempel said. “So far I would say this year they are (locked in). (To change it this year) would be hard, especially if we don’t go back into session.”
Kuempel added that there weren’t plans at this point to schedule another special session this year.
Jaime Ruble, 4’/a, won first place by portraying the Hummel figurine titled “Just Resting” In the Hummel Look-a-Like Contest Saturday morning on the steps of the former First Federal Building on the plaza. Jaime, daughter of Patti Ruble, won a $1 OO savings bond from MBank New Braunfels, a genuine Hummel figurine and a radio station interview. Christopher Witting, 4, placed second in the contest, and Lance Paris, 6, finished third. (Photo by Mark Warnken)
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By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
Comal County sent a letter last week informing the Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council of the county’s intention to suspend its membership.
County Judge Caner Casteel, during the court’s weekly workshop meeting last week, proposed the county not renew its annual membership in the San Marcos-based regional economic development cooperative.
“Basically, I just felt like the $1,500 in dues could be better spent here in the county at this point, and the court agreed with mc,” Casteel said after the meeting.
The county has no real grievance against the Corridor Council and likely will seriously consider rejoining next year, she said.
“I believe in the concept thai we’re a region and that we need to cooperate with each other," Casteel said. “But under the circumstances, given the projects thai they’re considering and the needs that we have, I felt that time-wise and money-wise we arc better off concentrating here."
Greg Davenport, Corridor Council executive vice president, in a tele
phone interview Friday said Comal County residents receive many benefits through the organization’s efforts to promote the region, bul added that he realized limes arc lough financially for local governments.
“I’m optimistic that Comal County will become a member again, and I’m optimistic that there arc a lot of good things that can happen when the local governments and businesses of the region work together,’’ Davenport said.
“More than anything else, I look at this as an opportunity to improve our relationship in the future,” he said.
During the past legislative session, the Corridor Council, against what he termed long odds, successfully supported water-conservation measures that will phase out wasteful sink and bathroom fixtures. This state law will help reduce the drain on the aquifer and protect the Comal Springs, Davenport said.
Last week, the council sponsored two seminars for city and county governments on natural gas as an alternative fuel in anticipation of future state mandates requiring these governmental entities to begin converting vehicle fleets lo clcancr-buming fuels.
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