New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
TODAY’S ELECTION DAY - EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT AND VOTE!
I Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Harry Perez (41 years!), Chuck Richter (belated), Jerome Sanchez,
Buster Bowers, Dina Hess, Bon* nie Overpeck, Jarolyn Popp,
Elsa Glenewinkel, Sandra Meckel, Gertie Pace, Ann Richardson, Everett Sparkman, Jay Furman, Belinda Boron, David Holsapple, Martha Smith, Amy Smith, David Wayne Jacobs, Peggy Lopez, Dawn Rhoades, Jamie Pierce, Perry Jones.
Happy Anniversary to Mr. Sc Mrs. Alfonso Soliz (48 years!).
Ducks Unlimited tickets still eve Bable
Tickets are still available for the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimited's annual fond-raiser banquet, set for Nov. 15 at the Knights of Columbus hall.
During the banquet will be an live and silent auction, a raffle and door prizes will be given away. Alw, a full-course steak dinner will be served with refreshments. According to chapter president Jim Cook, "something very special" is also set to take place.
To obtain tickets, call Mark H. Brown at 620-4668.
Lotto Jackpot now worth $30 million
AUSTIN (AP) - No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night for the twice-weekly Lotto Texas game, state lottery officials said. The jackpot was worth SI 8 million.
The numbers drawn Saturday night from a field of 50 were: 7, 10,16,17,26 and 39.
There were 274 tickets sold with five of the six numbers, with each ticket worth SI, I OO. There were 14,036 tickets with four of six numbers, with each winning $77. And there were 237,694 tickets sold with three of six numbers, with each wonh an automatic S3.
Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Wednesday night's game will be S30 million.
FFA Boosters host dance Nov. 12
The New Braunfels Future Farmers of America’s booster organization will ho6t a dance on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Eagles Hall from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Tickets are SS per person and can be purchased at the door.
Sophienburg Museum to host demonstration
The Sophienburg Museum will have a demonstration on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from I p.m. to 5 p.m. on how to learn different types of stitching. Along with it the group will learn a bit of history and stitching patterns will be on display
NBHS class of 1942 to have dinner masting
All members of the 1942 Class of New Braunfels High School will have a monthly dinner meeting on Friday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Krause's.
For more information, call Jim Rheinlander at 625-5445.
County voters to make decisions today
Early voting period ended with 6,501 votes cast Friday
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Election day is here.
Although no presidential names grace the tickets, states and counties have several important races on the ballots, from governor to senator, to justice of the peace.
If early voting turnout proves to be any indication, overall voting turnout could prove very good. Early voting showed 6,501 persons by deadline Friday with 245 added by mail-ins as of Monday afternoon.
‘‘We're looking at 20,000 of the total voting,” said Linnell Hinojosa of the county clerk’s office. “We’re estimating early voting to be about one-third of the total.”
Hinojosa said the last gubenatorial election drew 15,000 voters to the polls, so estimates would show a significant increase over the election for years ago.
Polls for the 31 Comal County precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Two highlighted races statewide include the governor’s between incumbent Ann Richards and challenger George W. Bush, and the Senate race, pitting incumbent Kay Bailey Hutchison against Richard Fisher.
HfM-Zettung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Lori 8. Jetlnaki (right) and Bob Bolt (loft) coot their ballote early this morning.
There are only six contested local races. Jack Robison and Jeff Van Horn arc running for the 207th Judicial District while Fred A. Moore and Bill Bender compete for the 274th District. Incumbent Joy Streater faces a challenge from
Cheryle Scott for County Clerk, while incumbent R. A. “Bart” Bartholomew and Jane Abbott compete for County Treasurer.
County Precinct No. 4 has two races. The one for county commissioner includes incumbent
hhrald-Z»ttung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Signs naar the courthouse Indicate the many choices to be made by voters today.
Morris "Moc” Schwab against Lois Duggan, while Justice of the Peace has incumbent Howard A. “Curly” Smith against Pat Kochis.
Bill Brown students may get to use water fountains by January
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Bill Brown Elementary students may finally get to use their water fountains by January. The company that built the water system, Spaw-Glass, has agreed to replace the filter in the system and, if that doesn't work, replace the pipes.
Fred Raley of Spaw-Glass spoke to the CISD board at their last meeting two weeks ago and outlines his proposal.
“We got a fax that seemed to wander from those things," said CISD Superintendent Jerry Mqjor Monday night at a board workshop. “What we have now is what we were originally told.”
The company said they could fix the problem in about four weeks after the filter is received, which could take
another four weeks The company said they would work during the Christmas holidays as well.
CISD Maintenance Director Roy Linnartz said the door was left open for the district to come back and seek expenses once the work is completed.
In other news, Linnartz reported no definite site as yet on the new intermediate school for the western portion of the county. He said negotiations arc still continuing with several persons regarding sites for the new school.
The district has already approved the sale of a portion of the bond package which would fund the new schools. A site next to Mountain Valley Elementary has already been chosen for one new school, the third to be built on the site of the Old Canyon Middle School.
CISD board addresses student discipline after recent incident
By CRAIG HAMMETT
This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
Comal Independent School Board Trustees considered options several issues dealing with student discipline and where to send those who have been disciplined at last night's regular meeting.
The board heard reports on changes in the CISD rules regarding assault and disorderly conduct for all grades. Several sections were amended by the district.
One area in the rules that has been changed surrounds the requirement that a fight must be observed by a school official before law enforcement can be involved. The district changed that so that law enforcement can be called should an investigation provide evidence of a fight, even if not observed by a school official.
“We had a fight not observed by a school official,” said Superintendent Jerry Major. “A teacher stepped out of the classroom to take some medicine and a fight occurred...We found ourselves backtracking.”
The modifications also address the
issue of “aggressor and non-aggressor” and the “right to defend oneself,” saying students had the right to defend themselves but not then take an aggressive role too far.
Many students who would be expelled are sent to an alternative school run by a private company, Ombudsman. The board in other action Monday voted 7-0 to add 30 more slots to another location yet to be determined in the Smithson Valley area.
CISD officials said the $9,000 per month cost of adding the other location would be covered by state funding, $90,000 of which is still left for CISD use, said Finance Director Abel Campos.
The school has been received well, said the ClSD’s Alicia Pana, and helps keep students under the school umbrella instead of dropping out.
“They feel really good about going to this school,” she said. “...Indications right now are good.”
The board also voted 6-1 (Thomas Biuce opposed) to hire two more special education teachers to work at the two alternative school locations at New Braunfels and Smithson Valley.
Fountain taken for repair
Scott Haven of Robinson Iron of Alabama (loft), Pat Dosfossos of Now Braunftls Utilities and Pat Gaylord of NBU carefully lift up the Plaza Fountain for loading on a Robinson Iron truck. Tbs fountain will ba repaired attar being hit by a motorist recently. It is expected to be back on the Plaza by April.
Project 150 reaches financial goal
The Sesquicentennial Finance Committee, sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, has reached its financial goal.
To date over $101,501 has been raised through Project “150,” the Sesquicentennial fund-raising drive. “We arc extremely pleased with reaching our goal and we want to thank all those citizens of New Braunfels for making this possible,” stated Dennis Heitkamp of Texas Commerce Bank, Sesquicentennial Finance Chair.
Time and membership limitations
are running out. “The deadline for having memorials and memberships pnnt-od in the official program is Dec. I, 1994,” said Heitkamp. An individual may join as an Ansiedler (Settle) for $150 per person. Members of this category will have their name listed in the Sesquicentennial program and receive a certificate and a special souvenir name badge The emender Vere-in (Founders Club) is limited to the first 150 members at $300 each Interested persons may contact the chamber at 625-2385.
Library board I reports to city council on need for space
By TECLO J. GARCIA
The Dittlinger Memorial Library Board on Monday told the city council the present library can not continue to meet the city’s needs at its current size.
The board presented the city council with a proposal detailing the community’s needs for the library , which it says cannot be met w ith the present building, mostly because it needs more space.
Board President Lucille Douma said council members were receptive to their proposal held in a work shop at the municipal building “We were basically telling them we have to have a larger library to properly serve the community,” she said Some of the most pressing needs addressed in the study included parking space, quiet space and more room for the collection Douma said the library gets high marVvs for service, but that could be in jeopardy if the library stays in the same building and tries to serve more people.
The study said the library is just 54% of the space standards recogni zed by the Texas Library Association for libraries serving communities our size The library opened 25 years ago with a collection of 25,000 books, it now has over 55,000 volumes under its roof.
The committee has not recommended a site for a new library However, two possible sites brought up by * city hall include the Plaza Bank building which is on the verge of being sold.
HEB officials said the building it will vacate when it moves to its new location is for sale It has not been sold, but the grocery chain has received offers on the building.
A spokeswoman said HEB would consider lowering the price of the building should the city want it for a library, but would not donate the prop erty.
In last week's Herald-Zeitung reader survey, 52 readers responded and indicated that they would prefer the library locate in the HEB building on San Antonio St. Space and parking were two major concerns.
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