New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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NBHS to serve as alternate Seele site
By DENISE DZIUK
After months of considera tion, the board of trustees for the New Braunfels Independent School District approved an alternate site to house Seele Elementary students during construction and renovations.
NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradber-ry recommended to the board Tuesday they approve holding classes for fourth graders in the second story addition of the high school during construction. He said the administration looked at five or six sites, and even considered leasing portable buildings. However, he said using the high school was the logical choice.
“I was looking for two things. Number one, I wanted a good environment for the students, and number two, I want a site at as low a cost as possible for the district,” said Brad-berry.
Bradberry said he has been assured the addition will be ready, and teachers can move in during December. He said the location is ideal because it is already a classroom envi-ronmenfjindOs^
‘Ifs not always possible, but this time, we have found the win-win solution.’_— Charles Bradberry
school and elementary begin classes at different times, which will reduce the amount of activity going on in the morning when parents are dropping off students, said Bradberry, and elementary students will not even have to enter the main building to enter classrooms. The cafeteria will also provide breakfast and lunches for the students.
Bradberry said the decision to house stu
dents at the high school was “about as inexpensive as you can plan to go.” The only cost to the district will be the cost of transportation to take a group of students to and from Seele for special classes. Music, physical education, and art will still be taught at the elementary. He said this means one group will be dropped off at the elementary and then be transported to the high school, and a second group will be taken to Seele in the afternoon for the classes.
“That’s the only complication we have. You just have to remember you go to the opposite place from what you did that morning, to pick up your child,” said Bradberry.
Bradberry said the high school has been very cooperative with the administration, and has openly agreed to the arrangement. He said the high school is “tight”, and is juggling classes, and will do the same thing in the spring. He also said this is a unique experience
for the high school because students interested in pursuing a career in education will have an opportunity work as aides.
“As a superintendent, you like to find win-win situations. It’s not always possible, but I think this time, we have found the win-win solution,” said Bradberry.
Bradberry said he has had limited feedback from parents about the idea, but it has been positive. Bradberry and Seele Principal Linda Schlater thanked the high school principal and other staff members for being so cooperative in housing students.
“We may have a really nice partnership here, so thanks for solving our problem for us,” Schlater told NBHS principal John Turman.
Bradberry said the construction and renovations at Seele will begin over the Christmas holidays, and should be completed by the beginning of the 1996 school year.
Garden Ridge approves $1.1 million budget Monday
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Two weeks after the 1995-96 fiscal year began, the Garden Ridge City Council finally approved their $1.1 million budget at a hearing Monday.
“We finally got it nailed down!” a relieved Garden Ridge Mayor Jay P. Minikin said.
The reason for the delay in approval of the budget is that the city did not give an official 10-day notice for a public hearing on the budget back in September, Minikin said. The budget was supposed to go into effect on Oct. I.
The council was scheduled to vote on the budget at a meeting on Sept.30.
But at that meeting, Minikin told the council members that he had made an oversight on his part in not putting a legal notice in area newspapers notifying the public about a budget hearing.
Because of this matter, the council decided to postpone a decision on the budget until a legal notice was put into the area newspapers.
Minikin said not posting a legal notice the first time around was a misunderstanding on his part.
“It was confusion with the Texas Gov
ernmental Code on my part,” Minikin said last week. “Under the Texas Governmental Code, there is one law that states that you must have a public hearing if the city raises its tax rate by more than three percent. Since our effective tax rate went down from one penny (from .23656 to .22628), the city did not need to hold a hearing on the tax rate.
“However, under a different code, the city must hold a public hearing on the budget, regardless of whether or not the effective tax rate is increased. I was not aware of this until later on in the budget process.”
Monday’s meeting met the requirement
for a budget hearing.
During the budget delay, city services were still operating. Minikin said the city did not issue checks after Oct.I, the beginning of fiscal year 1995-96.
After the budget was adopted on Monday, the city started to issue checks on Tuesday.
Included in the budget is a five percent pay raise for city employees, a $150,000 proposed 200,000-gallon water ground storage tank, a contribution to start a retirement program for city employees under the Texas Municipal League and the purchase of two vehicles for the police department.ObituariesEms Presto Wsgsman
Ema Proske Wegeman passed away at Morningside Manor Nursing home in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 18,1995 at the age of 87 years. She was bom April 29,1908 in Harwood, Texas to Frank and Ema (Braesicke) Proske. She graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1926 and was a retired bookkeeper. She was a member of First Protestant United Church of Christ. Mrs. Wegeman was preceded in death by a sister, Clara Proske, and four brothers, Albert, Frank, Max and Leo Proske. She is survived by a daughter, Inez Young and husband, Fred; a grandson, Kim D. Young and wife, Debbie; two great-granddaughters, Shannon and Melissa Young; a sister, Paula Proske; a brother, Edmund Proske and wife, Genie; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Proske, all of New Braunfels. She is also survived by two step-great-grandchildren, three step-great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 1995 at IO a.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with interment in Comal Cemetery. The Rev. Bob Bergthold will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Thursday until service time on Saturday. Memorials may be given to the Fellowship Fund, Morningside Ministries, 700 Babcock, San Antonio, TX 78201-2600; to First Protestant Church; or to the charity of one’s choice.
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Weldon Pape, of Bandera, Texas, passed away at St. Luke’s Hospital in San Antonio on Sunday, Oct. 15,1995 at die age of 59. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 1995 at Grace Lutheran Church in Bandera with interment following at the Bandera Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Marlene Pape, of Bandera; a son, John Pape and wife JoAnn, of Oklahoma; a brother, Harvey Pape and wife Leona, and an uncle, Roland Jentsch and wife Bernice, all of New Braunfels. Memorials may given to the Cancer Society or to the charity of one’s choice.
Fifth District meeting to include social, dance at VFW Post 7110
The VFW Post 71 IO and Ladies Auxiliary will host the 5th District meeting on Sunday, Oct. 22, 1995 at the Post home, 600 Peace Ave.. A social and dance will be held Saturday evening, Oct. 21, which will feature the Swingin’ Country band from 8 to 11 p.m. Members with a current dues card arc free and non-members will be charged $3.
On Sunday, Oct. 22, registration will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Coffee, donuts and juice will be provided. The joint session will begin at 9:30 a.m. Our special guest from the Department of Texas will be the State Commander. Paul Duff, a life member of Reddy McClellan Post 8789. Duff. VFW member since 1947, has served in many capacities on the local and district levels before being ejected state commander at the 75th State Convention in Houston last June. Commander Duff served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946 in the European Theater earning the Europe-Afnca-Middle East Campaign Medal. Paul and his wife, Judy, ranch in the Ringgold, Texas area.
In addition to Duff, a distinguished guest speaker, Nancy Robinson Mas
ters, pilot and author of several books, including “Fabulous Flying Flag Farm," will give the keynote address. Masters is from the Abilene arca.
The joint session will close with a memorial service at 11:3() a.m. A raffle drawing will be held following the catered noon meal. The business meetings begin at 1:30 with Hal Webster, 5th District commander, conducting the Post meeting, and Ardith Mueller, 5th District president, conducting the Auxiliary meeting.
All members of the 5th District of Texas VFW and Ladies Auxiliary are urged to attend this meeting. Call Melvin Haas at 625-3770 or Janice Quent at 625-6143 for information concerning reservations.
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