New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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20 pages in two sections ■ Friday, Oct. 28,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of SARAH MECKEL
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Eddie Cruz (Saturday), Edmond Vorden-baum, Judy Brucks, Elizabeth Ellis, Russell N. Bading (Saturday), Phyllis Foerster, Betty Jo Sitterle, Sarah Meckel, John Krippendorf, Dora Enrique (Saturday), Susie Espinoza (Saturday), James Ray Whitaker, Suzanne Winters, Harry C. Parker, W A. Carley, Alma Gibson, Homer Maurer, Margaret Moses, Clifton Wilkinson, Stephanie Ortiz Serna.
Happy Anniversary to Leonard & Mary Ann Hummel (47 years!).
Canyon Lake COP woman to moot
The Canyon Lake Republican Women's Club will meet Nov. 16 at IO a.m. at Canyon Lake Action Center for their regular meeting. Officers for the 1995 terms will be elected and Lucille Biegle will bring information on legislative matters.
Interested people may call Patsy Newton at 964-3585.
Mid-Toxas Symphony rehearsals scheduled
The Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus rehearsals will start on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Ayers Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin.
For further information, call Dr. Fred Frueholz at 625-6420.
NO Interact Club plans food drive for Oct. 31
The Interact Club of New Braunfels High School is planning a food drive to take place Halloween evening Oct. 31. Collected items will be delivered to needy families for Thanksgiving according to Dora Lisa Alvarado, club president.
Interact is a worldwide organization for youths interested in service and international understanding. Locally, the Interact Club is sponsored by the New Braunfels Rotary Club.
New for this year along with the Halloween Food Drive is constructing Christmas decorations for the newly installed downtown lampposts.
Wurstfest offers advance tickets
Advance tickets sales for Wurstfest 94 arc now on sale at the Wurstfest offices in Lands Park.
Adult admission advance tickets will cost $5 if purchased by 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Adult tickets at the gate cost S6. Children 12 years old and under are admitted free. Admission to the Wursthalle is free.
More than 60 entertainment groups will appear at the 34th annual Wurstfest, a 10-day showcase of German food, dance, heritage and fun.
Slated this year for Nov. 4-13, Wurstfest is a German/Texas festival that attracts an estimated 100,000 people from around the world to New Braunfels.
For more information, call 625-9167..
Record attendance set at Schlitterbahn
Magical 700,000 mark surpassed for first time in park’s 15-year history
From staff reports
Attendance at Schlitteibahn waterpark broke the 700,000 mark for the first time in the park’s 15 years of operation. Managers At the state's largest waterpark credit hot, dry weather and new attractions for the record attendance.
In May, Schlitterbahn opened the world’s first uphill water coaster, called the Dragon Blaster, which helped attract visitors to the park, according to General Manager Tem Adams. ‘Theme park visitors typically enjoy new thrills and people were curious to see how it feels to blast uphill on water,*’ Adams said. “We estimate that more than one half million people tried the Dragon Blaster and most rode it again and again. It was the most popular ride in the park this season," Adams added.
Adams explained that the Dragon Blaster was part of a mqjor 15th anniversary expansion at Schlitteibahn. The ride uses patented. Master Blaster water injection technology to blast inner tube riders uphill on water for the first time. The uphill sections are mixed with drops and curves for a ooaster-atyle tide. In July, the 65-acre pane opened a second uphill water coaster with four-person rafts.
Both rides were designed by Schlitterbahn’s sister company, Water Ride Concepts Inc., based in New Braunfels. Earlier this month the World Waterpark Association awarded Water Ride Concepts in 1994 Industry Innovation Award for developing the uphill water tech-
CISD selects site for new school at Canyon Lake
By CRAIG HAMMETT
BULVERDE - The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a choice for the new Canyon Lake area intermediate school Thursday night.
The board voted 5-1 (Thomas Bruce opposed, Douglas Kirk absent) to approve a site selection committee recommendation to place the new school next to the current Mountain Valley Elementary.
Sandy Stewart, vice-chair of the committee, said the committee considered sites in Startzville and Fischer. The site in Fischer was considered small and the site in Startzville very expensive.
“There were so many in Startzville that it would not be beneficial to take them over there (to Fischer). The same with Fischer,” she said. “...We didn’t feel it was fair to ask one group to drive all the way over just so one could have a school."
The site at Mountain Valley includes property already owned by the district The architectural committee for the Canyon Lake area school has listed preliminary estimates of a 59,000-square foot facility that can house 400 students and be expanded as need arises.
The Smithson Valley/ Western site com-
Site near present Mountain Valley Elementary chosen by board
mittee is still looking at possibilities. Committee Chair Scott Watson told the board they are looking at about IO possible sites and would have a choice in “the next couple of days."
Watson said the arca draws students from Timberwood Park to the Blanco County line.
The Smithson Valley Architectural Committee proposes an 86,000 square-foot facility that can house 800 students at whatever site is chosen.
The third intermediate school will be built at the site of the Old Canyon Middle School. Caesar Ponce, chairman of the architectural
committee for that site, said they are also proposing an 84,000 square-foot facility for 800 students.
“We have some concerns about the site as far as what is going into the building,” he said.
He also mentioned the committee might look at the possibility of recommending a two-story school building.
The CISD board also approved the sale of the first phase of bonds approved by CISD voters in September. The board voted 5-1 (Bruce opposed) to sell $9.1 million of the $17.6 now at a rate of 6.4848. The remainder will be sold in the spring of 1995.
Southwest Securities won the bid against six others.
Floyd Westcrman of Southwest Se.curties said his company wanted to “put in a strong bid” for the bond.
He also mentioned that while the interest rates are lower than several years ago, the Federal Reserve had already raised rates five times this year.
Board member Bruce did mention a complaint had been filed with the Attorney General’s office regarding the bond election.
District officials had not heard any ruling on the complaint.
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Water firm pitches two proposals to CISD
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The fight over lead contamination at Bill Brown Elementary could soon be over- perhaps
Fred Raley, an official with Spaw-Glass, the company that put in the water system at Bill Brown, offered a proposal to the Comal School Board to try and fix the problem, just as the school board was preparing to vote on emergency action to repair the problem.
Raley said his company had run numerous tests, as the CISD has done, to determine the cause of lead levels in the first draw of water, levels above the Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
He said there have been no problems with the drinking fountains although students still drink bottled water as a precautionary measure.
“We ask you not to issue a request in order that we can put in two proposals,” he said “The problem is with the system. We have not been able to determine the exact source of lead "
Spaw-Glass proposes to install a filtration system with hopes of “getting the incoming water into a better level." Raley said sediment could be a part of the problem and filtering that sediment a part of the solution.
Raley said the first proposal would take about four weeks to flush out the system and put in the filter. If that doesn’t work, Raley said the company would replace the pipe system at their expense.
Principal Tripp Presley voiced a concern if such a replacement was necessary, should that require closure of the restrooms.
Raley said his company could work at nights, on weekends or during holidays.
He also mentioned that several of his employees had children in the school.
"I wish we would have been here six months ago," said Board President Jim Middleton as the board agreed to table the emergency motion and accept the Spaw-Glass proposal
Canyon’s playoff hopes still alive
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Smithson Vallaye Wandy Putsch (10) and Rachel Johnson (22) go up for a block against Canyon's Elizabeth Weisman (15) during leat night's District 28-4A second place playoff. Canyon won the match, 15-6,15-7 to earn the right to play Hays Consolidated Saturday at 3 p.m. at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz.
Cougarettes eliminate Smithson Valley
From staff reports
The Canyon Cougarettes set up a District 28-4A qualifying tournament final Saturday with Hays Consolidated by defeating Smithson Valley, 15-6,15-7 last night before a crowd of 450 at the Cougar Den.
■ See game story, Page 10A
CHS will meet Hays at 3 p m Saturday in the main gymnasium at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz.
The winner will advance to the Class 4A state playoffs
against 27-4 A champ Boerne on Tuesday (site, time to be determined)
New Braunfels, the district champion, will play Kerrville Tivy at 7 p m Tuesday at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio.
Friends rally to help local resident fight lymphoma
Blood drive set for Nov. 3 at Comal County Senior Center
By TEC LO J. SARCIA
Volunteers are rallying to the support of long-time New Braunfels resident Charlie Walker as he battles lymphoma.
A blood drive has been set up to help off ret the amount of blood he has used and possibly use some of the donated blood for Walker himself.
Walker, who founded Kwik Kopy located on Seguin St., has received several rounds of chemotherapy in order to fight off the cancer.
Walker has the misfortune of having the less common B positive blood type
Lymphoma is normally characterized by progressive enlargement of lymphoid tissue resulting from the proliferation of malignant lymphoid cells.
"We just pretty much want to raise the awareness about how important blood is," Walker’s son Craig said. “He may not get any of the blood donated because he’s B positive.”
The South Texas Blood Bank will have their mobile unit at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center on Landa St., for those who would like to donate, on Nov. 3 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Craig said he had to thank the volunteers who have organized the drive because “they have helped out so much ”
Paul Pennington, one of the organizers said what he was just trying to help out Charlie, a respected and civic minded citizen who he respected
“ He’ a wonderful guy and he’s just one of those guys that has a twinkle in his eye," Pennington said. "This would be tremendous sign to Charlie as encouragement."
Pennington shied away from the praise Craig gave him by saying the real people to be thanked are people who give blood.
Walker served on the city’s charter review committee and has been a member of the chamber since the founded his business .
Those who would like to donate blood are asked to call Kwik Ropy and set up a time to do so at 625-1135.
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