New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Liz Adams, Darren Brinkkoeter, Jennifer Flash (12 years old), Bertha Stowe (Monday), Earl Scott (Monday), Dianne Miller (Monday), Denise Smith (Monday), Justin Haley Sr. (Monday), Jarrell Garwood (18 years old on Monday), Kyle Hanes (16 years old on Monday), Sharia Mulkey (6 years old on Monday), Lorine Startz (Saturday), James Startz Sr., Luis Moreno (52 years young), Steven Startz (Monday), Jonathan Boatright, Ollie Bartels, Amanda Marie Lopez (9 years old on Monday), Chloe Rose Luehlfing (5 years old), Deprice Marie Martinez (2 years old, belated), Linda Acevedo (23 years old on Monday), Vida Barboza Jr. (12 years old), John Stolinski (17 years old), Monica Vargas (16 years old, belated) and Marvin Jentsch.
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Kay and Richard Garsnett (23 years), Sandi and Gregg Haege (7 years), Debbie and Phil Vaughan (6 years), Sandy and Billy Wilson, Hilmar and Norma Schwab (70 years),
Daniel and Pepper Gutierrez (25 years), Edward and Jossette Garza (1 year on Monday), Ira • and Adeline Schmidt and Anthony and Elizabeth Saenz (8 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Special section focuses on Festtage
A special supplement of
today's Herald-Zeitung tells uftT story of Festtage and the events surrounding the Christmas event.
Award issued in pursuit of crime information
Crime Stoppers, Secret Witness and the family of Fermin Flores are offering a combined reward of $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the death of Fermin Flores.
Flores’ body was discovered June 7 in rural Comal County.
lf you have any information, contact the Comal County CID at 620-3400.
Cookbooks on sals to benefit scholarship
Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale. Each recipe was submitted by a men-tor-tutor in the New Braunfels Independent School District Helping One Student To Succeed program. The one-of-a-* kind recipe books are on sale for $6.50 and may.be purchased at the office at Carl Schurz Elementary School. Current tutors may purchase their books at the HOSTS school at which they tutor.
For more information, call Linda Bingham, NBISD HOSTS coordinator.
Wsihnschtsmarkt ends today at Civic Cantar
Weihnachtsmarkt, or Chnst-mas market, ends today at the
New Braunfels Civic Center.
More than 50 vendors are offering holiday clothing, jewelry, toys, books and Christmas decorations.
Tickets are $3.
Proceeds benefit tfte Sophien-burg Museum and Archives.
For more information, call 629-1572.
Fair's shareholders to sleet directors
Shareholders in the Comal County Fair Association will elect directors and consider other business at their annual meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Arts and Crafts Building at the fairgrounds.
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TxDOT set to install traffic signal at US. 281 and Highway 46.
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Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years ■ Horne u. ••..oar and Norma Schwab
Vol 144, No 270
New area code in the numbers to accommodate demand for lines
By ABE LEVY
To accommodate an explosion in telephone line demands, the Public Utility Commission announced Friday four imw area codes, including 830, which will become the long-distance prefix for most of Comal Comity by midsummer of next year.
The new numbers are part of a plan to allow the San Antonio metropolitan area and most of Bexar County to retain the 210 area code, while splitting the rest of Central Texas into two regions, (me to the north and one to the south of San Antonio.
The northern section’s area code will be 830 and will cover parts of 34 counties, including foe cities of Uvalde, New Braunfels, Fredericksburg and Kerrville.
It also includes Cibolo, Marion and Garden Ridge.
The southern section’s area code will be 956 and cover seven counties, including Laredo, Brownsville and McAllen.
Most of Bexar County will retain the 210 area
■ ■Hi now numoors ara part of a plan to allow tho San Antonio motro-politan area and most of Boxar County to retain tho 210 area code, while splitting tho rest of Central Taxas Into two regions.
PUC officials have said they will give a six-month grace period but will confirm those plans at a meeting on Dec. 9 in San Antonio.
The location of the meeting has yet to be announced, PUC officials said.
The plan was the result of a PUC working group of industry officials and experts who met for eight months and conducted public hearings throughout Turn to Code, Page 2A
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Startzville’s field of needs
Committe starts task of reviving ballpark in need of repairs
By DAVID DEKUNOEft
if you build it, they will play.
That is foe hope of a committee that wants to revive the Startzville Business Owners Association Athletic Complex.
The baseball field, which was officially dedicated in December 1990, has fallen in disrepair, the victim of vandalism over the years. Organizers of a “Dream Team” committee want to pin it back together again.
Douglas Kirk, foe committee's chairman, said orga
nizers are looking for at least SO to IOO dedicated volunteers to help clean up foe park area from 9 a.m. to 4 pm Dec. 7.
“Basically, we’ve got to clean it up,” Kirk said. “We’ve got to cut the grass and cut the trees which have grown in the field and the parking lot. The outfield fence that has fallen down needs to be put up.”
Other improvements needed at the ballpark include the installation of fences on foe backstop and along the foul lines and foe construction of the dugouts with the concrete blocks that have already been placed at foe
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Comal schools face troubles tied to growth
By ABE LEVY
In an effort to plan for an expected boom in enrollment within the Comal Independent School District, trustees heard confirming reports Saturday from local development experts that West Comal is continuing to experience rapid growth.
The information supported the district’s projections that enrollment will increase from about 9,250 in 1996 to 13,798 in 2002.
School officials project the district will need a new high school and new elementary school by 2003 to add to the 15 schools already built or under construction.
“The west side of the district is booming,” said Robert Loop, C1SD trustee and treasurer who has researched the district’s enrollment trends. “It’s hard to keep up with.” Trustees said that by early next year they plan to reconvene the long-range planning committee, a public forum that at one time included 70 teachers, administrators, parents and business
Turn to Growth, Page 16A
Growth protections for the Comal independent School District by school for the 2002-03 school year with current figures in parentheses-
Goodwin Primary (476) — 622 Rahe Primary (575) —884 Bill Brown Elementary (727) — 1,046
Bulverde Elementary (324) — 536 Comal Elementary (486)— 588 Frazier€lementary (555) — 690 Mountain Valley Elementary (740)— 1,198*
*Arlon Seay Intermediate (707) —922 'Canyon Intermediate (596) — 702
•Mountain Valley Intermediate (280)-433 Canyon Middle (583)—711 'Spring Branch Middle — 1,065 Smithson Valley Middle (993) — 1.064
Canyon High (1,174) — 1,495 Smithson Valley High (1.619) — 1.842
Total (9,835) -13.798 Source: CISD draft enrollment projections
* Schools that have not opened
NBISD to continue work on superintendent search
By DENISE DZIUK
The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at noon Tuesday to continue discussions on the selection process for interim and replacement superintendents.
NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry was named the new superintendent of the Keller Independent School District earlier this month.
Bradberry has not asked the board to accept his resignation yet, but he is .scheduled to begin his new job with the Fort Worth area school system on Jan. I.
The board began working on the selection process at its meeting Monday, which included discussions on
whether the selection should be from within the district and whether a consultant is needed to assist in the search
The trustees postponed further discussion until Tuesday’s meeting to allow for an opportunity to talk with administrators and staff about any problems that would result ii an inhouse person were chosen as interim superintendent.
The board also wanted to contact various consulting groups to see what services are available for the search and what the cost might be.
The board will meet in the Education Center board room.
The trustees also will conduct an expulsion hearing for a high school student.
The meeting is expected to last about an hour.No tolerance can be intolerable. See Opinion, 4A