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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 WEDNESDAY I 2LW8 ITS COUNTDOWN 232 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennlal March New Braunfels Herald 18 pages in two sections Wednesday Aug Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JASON RHEINLAENDER Vol 142 No 194 Inside 6A Sports River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeKung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Lola Hanz Jason Rheinlaender Sherri Leos Mike Medina Belia Rios Gilbert Flores Walace Johnson Lawrence Matykiewicz Elli Harfst Isabel Morris Jean Petersen Martha Shields 1994 Rodeo Queen entries sought Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1994 Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of August 1994 Information and entry forms will be available at New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools New Braunfels BPW to meet today The New Braunfels Business Professional Womens Club will meet today at the Holiday Inn beginning at Din ner will be served at 7 fol lowed by a program by Lizz Cut ney District Director of BPW titled The Proactive For more information contact Elaine Wells at 6252947 or Ruby Bading at 625751 1 Huffman man claims half of jackpot AUSTIN AP Scott Con ner of Huffman claimed half of the million jackpot from Saturday nights Lotto Texas drawing state lottery officials announced today Conner was one of two people to purchase tickets matching all six numbers drawn So far the second winner hasnt come forward said Keith Elkins a lottery spokesman Comal County seniors to host dance The Comal County Senior Citi zens Center will have a dance on Sunday Aug 14 from 3 to 6 featuring the band Mixed Line dance music will be included in a variety of selec tions Everyone is welcome Admission is per person A snackbar will be open Historic landmark commission to meet The New Braunfels Historic Landmark Commission will meet tomorrow at in meeting room C at the New Braunfels Municipal Building Stanuntisch The New Braunfels HeraldZcitung invites iU readers to submit items to Slammiisch According to the SophUnburg Archives and members of the German community Slammiisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Tnis newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Weatherrelated mishap HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Richard Thorton of San Antonio Is treated by New Braunfels EMS officials at the 1200 block of E San Antonio St Tuesday after shearing a utility pole Thornton was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released Police said the accident was a result of excessive water on the road during yesterdays rain Worm Six candidates eye Saturdays NBISDvote By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Six candidates two incumbents and four challengers will vie for seats on the New Braunfels Independent School Board of Trustees this Saturday Sylvia Sanchez candi date in District 1 doesnt have to fear any chal lenges mainly because she is running unop posed The two at large seats on the board however are being con tested by five candidates They gathered last week at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters to offer their background and views Leo Chafin is the incumbent Grand opening tion where we dont have a Yolanda H Longoria has lived here 11 years and has a bookkeeping busi ness in the city She has served on sev eral community boards and commisI sions and would like to add NBISJDf to the list A key issue for Longoria is reducing the dropout rate and reducing gang problems The dropout rate is a coit she said I would like to see more educa tion to find out how to keep the dropout rate Bob Raborn has lived in New Braunfels since 1982 and has been a frequent follower of gov ernment issues He believes the board should rep resent the values tional teacher in the district he believes his experience is a key factor in his bid for reelec tion I would like to continue to be Ted Gaskamp part of the process and the he said Chafin said several issues ate crucial including growth Weve got to stay up with he said Ted Gaskamp is the coowner of Sohm Tool and Carbide and has lived in New Braunfels seven years and has served on the board of directors of two companies He wants to assist the board in increasing educational oppor He said he would like the district to focus on longrange planning and orga nization and not be caught in a situa ty Raborn also believes in a disciplined stu dent body in order to gain aca demic excel He also BobRabom says the state sometimes owes the district money and needs to own up and pay and help us Bette Offerman Spain is a former special education teacher and would like to use her experience as a teacher and parent to serve on the board One of her key goals is to increase the parental involvement in the local schools and encourage parents to visit the schools She said growth in the district must also be addressed With growth comes crowding overworked teachers and from that comes the discipline she said Council bans Styrofoam on rivers HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON Pam Kraft president of the board of directors for the Comal County Womens Center addresses a crowd of about 200 yesterday at the grand opening ceremonies for the center The event marked more than a years worth of volunteer work and development by numerous local citizens After a ribbon cutting ceremony those In attendance were given a tour of the facility located on North Common St More than four inches of rain reported by some county residents yesterday From staff reports Dont plan on using Styrofoam products on either the Comal or Guadalupe rivers within the New Braunfels city limits next summer The New Braunfels City Council Monday night unanimously approved the measure beginning Jan The ban would prohibit the use of syrofoam products such as rafts cups coolers or any products that make break up and litter the rivers The ban will not affect floats for docks or items like minnow buckets The Comal County Water Orient ed Recreational District WORD already bans Styrofoam up to the city line By CRAIG HAMMETT and TED EASTWOOD Staff Writers Comal County residents awoke to raindrops Tuesday morning ordinarily not an uncommon occurrence unless one considers the amount of time since raindrops last fell Not since July 9 has any appreciable rainfall blessed the county Many residents of New Braunfels recorded over four inches of rain Tues day by far the largest total in nearly three months The National Weather Service office in New Braunfels reported only inches but more was seen in New Braunfels and other areas of the county Tom Dever of the NWS said Tuesdays total probably offered only a brief comfort from the sti fling record heat of this 1994 summer but could signal a change in trends This probably originated from the Gulf of there has been some activity there late ly some moisture Its finally picking he said Several areas of central and southcentral Texas received record amounts Austin had more rain over five inches than on any August day in its recorded history HeraldZeitung weatherwatchers reported rain in all pans of the county Tuesday and with the rain cooler high temperatures Myrtle Clark at Gruene Meadows reported inches of rain Beldon Peters in Saltier recorded inches while Bullet Adams in Cranes Mill recorded only 10 inches but added this broke a 50day dry spell Only Adams report ed a high temperature above 90 degrees Law enforcement and emergency personnel reported heavy street flooding in the city proper and numerous fender benders One San Anto HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Rains flooded the HEB soccer fields on Live Oak St yesterday producing a river of water near the fields Some residents reported more than four inches of rain during the day nio man and his vehicle inbound on Interstate35 inch or more Most have begun or finished cutting apparently began to hydroplane and sheared a com and have baled what hay they telephone nole The man was treated and nfilsaavl TTvw mow a Kan io telephone pole The man was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital Farmers and ranchers in the county welcomed the rain and would several more showers of an There may be a little hay but whats left will mainly be for said Leon Dietert one Comal County resident commenting on his situ ation near Freiheit Rd For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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