New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 5, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 pages in two sections ■ Wednesday, Oct. 5,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of PAULA CABALLERO
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Pete & Bo Eoff (belated, 59 years old on Sunday!), Paula Caballero (Happy 17th), Maria Calderon, Donna Siebrands, Beverly Thrift,
Sam Wotipka, Thomas Barber, Shirley Brooks, Bob Heard, Winifred Hurt, Kermit Krause, Maria Lennox, Lawrence Piltoff. Happy Anniversary to John & Joan Kuck._
Rock A Bowl to aid disabled children
‘Let’s Roll & Bowl!” Any area school-age children with disabilities and their parents are invited to attend an exciting evening of bowling and games Oct. 7.
Meet at the Comal Bowl at 6:30 p.m. — bowling begins at 7 p.m. Hamburgers and drinks provided by “The Scooter Store.” For information call Vicki Fisher at 629-4036.
Daughters of Republic of Tsxas to moot
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter, will meet at the Forke Store in Conservation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill Drive, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m.
Mr. Carl McQueary, director of the Republic of Texas Museum, Austin, will be the guest speaker.
Auditions for ‘On#-Hundrod Fifty and Counting'
Auditions for ‘‘One-Hundred-Fifty and Counting,” the Sesquicentennial version of the Arts Council’s “Dinner With The Arts,” will be held Monday Oct. IO, 7:30 p.m. at the Circle Arts Musicians, dancers, poets, comedians, actors and visual artists are encouraged to participate. Singers should bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
Herald-Zeitung weather watchers:
Seele Science Club, High 90, Low 73, no rain Ernie Hassold, High 86, Low 74. Barometric pressure 29.7, Humidity 58%
■ John Mackey, River Oaks, High 89, Low 73, no rain.
■ Crane's Mill, High 88, Low 60, no rain
For out: Mostly fair and warm through Thursday. Highs in the 80s to 90s. Lows in the 60s Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Friday through Sunday.
moderate, 520 high, 1,110 light, 13 high, 1,836 light, 26
NBISD eyes $14.8 million bond deal
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Board to decide whether to call election in two weeksStammtisch
(Th4 New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members cf the German community, “Stammtisch" represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings We invite you to share with us.)
New Braunfels Independent School District voters could be going to the polls in December to decide a S 14.8 million dollar bond package that includes one new elementary and renovation to almost all other NBISD campuses.
Trustees will meet in two weeks to decide if they want to call for the election, either Dec. 3 or IO.
NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry told the board that the improvements would put the district in good shape through the year 2000
when district enrollment projections are expected to level off.
Bradberry said a .05 cent increase on the tax rate would cover about $12.8 million of the package through restnio tering the debt.
That part of the package includes a new elementary across from Memorial, and renovations at Seele, Carl Schurz, Lone Star, New Braunfels Middle and New Braunfels High School.
The district presented an additional list of projects that would have brought
the total to S21 million if the board had decided to use them all.
“It would be about $19-21 million if all the things were done in the school district. I don’t think you can do all of that,” said Bradberry who said additional projects would have raised the tax rate about 15 cents.
The board chose four additional projects, including a new high school library, renovating the existing library to science labs, putting air conditioning in the middle school gym, and adding to the maintenance warehouse at about
Bradberry said these projects would be funded after the initial primary projects were completed if bond sales allowed the district to stay under the .05 cent raise.
Growth projections indicate the district should be able to fund these through additional property values.
“A nickel or 5.5 increase will certainly make it easier to deal with than a 15 cent tax increase,” he said. “...Nobody’s going to get exactly what they want. (But) we have to have trust
and credibility. Twenty-one million is not going to provide that.”
Left off the list was a new gymnasium at the high school, new building trades center and renovation of the existing shop building.
All the renovation work at various campuses would also bring the district up to American Disability Act guidelines and solve the removal of asbestos from some schools.
Assistant Superintendent Lonnie Curtis said the federal government requires schools to follow ADA guidelines but does not provide the funding to meet those guidelines in the case of construction.
Boozefighters give aid to Women’s Center
From staff reports
Boozefighters — who are they? In 1946 a group of young guys in California, fresh out of World War II, formed a motorcycle dub called the ‘Boozefighters.” They were good guys that had fought hard for their county. They generally raised some harmless fun and had a great time riding their motorcycles — traveling down the roads, meeting new faces, sharing old stories.
It was a time when a man’s word was worth something. The legendary Boozefighters motorcycling club was immortalized by the movie "The Wild One," starring Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin. Over the years there have been numerous articles written and published in a wide variety of motorcycle magazines and now there is a Boozefighters video, njgyke a movie deal to follow.
The membership of this brotherhood is extremely diverse, from doctors and lawyers to professionals and craftsmen. All members share a deep feeling of community values, freedom of choice and a man’s word it must be good. The Boozefighters share a history of helping out, extending a hand or pitching in when it is truly needed. If there is a crisis the Boozefighters will be close by.
They have never been an “outlaw” club and believe in respecting the rights of all citizens and obeying all state and federal laws.
The Boozefighters really haven’t changed much in nearly 50 years. They still enjoy the wind in their faces, riding on two wheels. Being good guys with big hearts, extending friendships and having fun.
The group recently came to the aid of the Comal County Women's Center by volunteering several hours of time to help repair and construct cabinets.
Pam Kraft of the Comal County Women's Shelter, said their help was welcome.
"They did a fantastic job," she said. "They approached us wanting to help us out in some way. We quickly found a way and they were very generous."
The operation was coordinated by Eddie Miller of Boozefighters and Pam Kraft of the Comal County Women’s Shelter, a United Way of Comal County Agency.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Members of tho Boozaflghttrs Include (from toft) "Big Dave'' Rhalnlander, Scotty Jordan, Matthew Todd Mostoy, Carol Griffith, Ran* Sandoval, Dava Clark, Mika Madavlaa, Edward Millar and "Fuzzy."
Two prospects interviewed for opening city attorney post
By TECLO J. GARCIA
The New Braunfels City Council interviewed two candidates Tuesday night in executive session for the soon to be vacant city attorney’s position.
The council interviewed New Braunfels attorneys Atanacio Campos and Gary Steel for the position that is scheduled change hands on Oct. 15 when current city attorney Barry Moore will step down.
Moore was asked to resign by Mayor Paul Fraser and the city council in August.
Scheduled to be interviewed today, also behind closed doors, will be San Marcos attorney Jacqueline L. Cullom, Comal County Assistant Attorney David Friesenhahn, New Braunfels attorney David Nigh and New Braunfels attorney Acie McAda.
San Antonio attorney Rachel Meier, who also submitted a resume for the municipal lawyer’s post will not be called in to interview.
Moore was originally asked to resign by Fraser because Fraser said Moore was not “aggressive enough.” Fraser also said if Moore had been more involved in municipal issues, it could have saved the city money by not having to hire outside legal counsel.
Lotto jackpot now $28 million
From staff reports
No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday might for the twice-weekly Lotto Texas game, state lottery officials said The jackpot was worth $18 million.
There were 169 tickets sold with five of the six numbers, with each ticket worth $1,871.
There were 9,291 tickets with four of six numbers, with each winning $122.
And there were 180,955 tickets sold with three of six numbers, with each worth an automatic $3.
Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Wednesday night’s game will be $28 million.
MusicSource has vested interest in Gruene Music Fest
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Staff WriterThis newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
This weekend’s Gruene Music Fest will pro duce a multitude of sounds from both the upper and lower banks of Gruene Crossing.
Much of that sound will come from a local business whose propn-
etors have had a stake in the festival since the beginning.
• MusicSource will provide sound equipment for the three-day event, beginning Friday night in Greene Hall.
Dennis Peek of MusicSource will not only help set up sound equipment but perform He plays in the local band, Hat Trick.
MusicSource will provide 24 15-inch speakers, eight 10-inch speakers
and eight horns, and 8,000 and 6,000-watt monitoring systems “We’ll start setting up about 8 o’clock and be ready to go by noon,” he said.
Peek and Cart Nowotny were there in 1987 when the festival began as a Sunday afternoon event I
“It was a good cause to raise money for,” he said.
“It was pretty much to promote the local music scene.”
That gathering of local talent has expanded to a full-scale musical production, although the local music base remains.
The occasion allows for a kind of local music convention.
“There are new ones moving in all the time,” he said. “But a lot of the ones that originally played still come back.”
MusicSource will donate an acoustic guitar with the Gruene
Music Fest logo on it. The guitar, on display at the store in Landa Square, will be raffled off at the festival.
As soon as one festival ends another one will begin. MusicSource is also going to handle sound equipment for New Braunfels’ annual Wurstfest celebration.
The Music Source is located in Landa Plaza shopping center, 371 1/2 Landa St.For new s, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 (Metro) 3846