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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Smithson Valleys Staci Kortz wins first at Handera CC meet P 6 ISO CENTS 410 COUNTDOWN 162 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 12 pages in one section Tuesday Oct Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of JONATHAN MICHAEL DUVALL Home of JONATHAN MICHAEL DUVALL Vol 142 No 239 Inside Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels llerald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Gina Hill Shea Ty Martinez Shannon Schmidt Yolanda DAntuono Esther Charles H Messer Luisa Ybarra Lyle Abernathy Carla Bal Beatrice Coleman Elizabeth Dierksen Glenn Kimes Frances Gates Anna Wilson Happy Anniver sary to Mr Mrs Clarence Timmermann 50 Sheriffs Posse hosting Old Timers Rodeo The Comal County Sheriffs Posse is sponsoring an Old Timers Rodeo Cowboy Associa tion Rodeo on Saturday Oct 15 at at the Posse Arena IH Road Adults S3 chil dren S1 Look for free tickets in the Sunday Oct 9 1994 edition Lake Dunlap Area VFD hosts BBQ and auction The Lake Dunlap Area Volun teer Fire Department annual Bar becue and Mini Auction will be Oct 15 from 37 at the River Bend Clubhouse Auction will start at 5 and raffle drawing will be at 7 Good arts crafts general store tables 51st Guadalupe Farm Bureau roundup set The 51st Annual Guadalupe County Farm Bureau will be Sun day Oct 16 at the Scguin Guadalupe County Coliseum Social at 4 dinner at 6 Tickets S5 each purchased at Seguin Farm Bureau office 205 E Center Keynote speaker Ned Meister Texas Farm Bureau Commodity and Regulatory activ ities Director Hospice Memorial Service set for Oct 16 Hospice New Braunfels invites you to our Ninth Annual Memori al Service Oct 2 at St Johns Episcopal Church 312 S Guenthcr New Braun fels This commemorative service will be held in the spirit of thanks giving and celebration to honor the lives of our patients who have died Bats and owls to be subject of program Discover the world of bats and owls at the City of New Braunfels Parks Recreation Departments Natures Way Creature Fea The program is for chil dren ages 5 to 8 years old It will be Tuesday Oct from 4 at Picnic Area in Landa Park For informationcall 210 6082160 or come by the parks office Stammtisch The New Braunfels invites its readers to submit items to Slammlisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members oj he German community Stammtisch represents a sil ling place for members of I he community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you la share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint City council votes down SYE funds By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Canyon Lake firemen Rick Hazel left and Al Bohne check the fire scene for hot spots Quick thinking helps save family artifacts from blaze Residents actions made a difference in fire officials say J GARCIA Staff Writer A Canyon Lake mobile home was par tially destroyed by a fire Monday after noon but it was the quick thinking of its 80yearold resident Jesse Sidcll that may have saved some priceless family artifacts After returning from a trip to Ft Worth where he visited his sonin law and daugh ter the owners of the property he said he turned on the air conditioner Sidell said smoke soon started to bellow out of the air conditioning unit Sidcll said he after sporting the smoke he immediately called 911 Sidcll then went outside moved his car away from his trail er and turned off the power to his home at the main breaker switch It could have slowed it the fire down because if the wires in the home were ener What you miss are all the little things you cant replace you Jesse Sidell gized ftwould said Mil ton Willmann Comal County Fire Mar shall He did an excellent Sidell was not sure he deserved that much credit I got out right away thats he said Sidell said he did not breathe in any smoke and was not injured in the blaze but was visibly shaken as he watched fire fight ers go through the charred remains of the home What you miss arc all the little things you cant replace you Sidell said Canyon Lake EMS took the call at 4 and when Canyon Lake Fire Depart ment arrived the trailer was engulfed in flames The cause of the fire is under investiga tion Willmann said The amount of damage caused by the fire was unknown HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Captain Paul Winsett of the Canyon Lake Fire Dept checks some of the wood materials after a fire swept through a mobile home yesterday near Startzville The city council voted Monday to accept the recommendations of the Community Development Advisory Committee and cut the Summer Youth Employment program because it cost too much The advisory committee had to prioritize and select pro grams that would benefit the most people Committee Chairman John Holm said The summer youth employment program was to have bene fited 42 children and eight staff people at a cost of Holm said programs also under the public service part of com munity development block grant the committee approved such as a school health program would encompass a larger sect of the population We arc very proud of this allocation in the public said Holm We feel that as proposed it should reach or people in the community One thing we were looking for in the civic projects is more bang for the The Housing and Urban Development grant funds several civic projects and programs in New Braunfels broken down into four categories public service public facilities and Improve ments removal of architectural barriers and program adminis tration The committees cost for the programs approved totaled its yearly allocation from HUD Councilwoman Mary Serold said she did not quite understand why the committee cut the job program since residents often complain about disenfranchised youth and programs like this help address that situation They youth learn about self said Serold They may be at a critical point in their Serold said the youths involvement with a positive such as a school health program may help turn around some kids and teach them the value of hard work in addition to pumping some money into the local economy She said the kids usually spend the money they earn injpcal businesses Serold voted not to accept the advice of the committee The grant will be for the 1995 year The committee recommended the following projects and their cost Caring for Children Communities in Schools summer youth recreation Bergfeld drainage Veramendi drainage reconstruction of Downtown Sidewalks and the programs administration budget It did not recommend Summer Youth Employment a midnight basketball league renovations to the railroad depot and an acquisition for Habitat for Humanity for Other city council business conducted Monday Named former New Braunfels Mayor James Goodbrcad to the New Braunfels Utility Board of Trustees Decided to intervene in the Gary Khalig vs Paul Frascr law suit for the purpose of defending the District 4 election Authorized the expenditure of city funds to obtain the legal services of Guinn and Morrison for the Charter Review Committee Monthly flood plain permits show continued county growth Figures reflect growth in new buildings houses in county By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Monthly flood plain and septic permits released by the county for September show continued growth in Comal County The permits reflect growth through new buildings mainly houses in the county Floodplain permits totaled 84 for September including 66 woodframe structures most of which are houses worth an estimated Forty two of the 66 permits were issued to woodframe structures worth over Another 17 permits were issued to mobile home structures worth a total of One other per mit was issued at Perhaps a more desriptive measure of housing growth comes from septic tank permits where the majority are for homes The county issued 72 in September compared to 61 in the same month last year The septic tank permits have dropped the last five months from an alltime high of 101 in May The county has issued less than 40 permits only twice in the last two years CISD board approves sale of million in bonds Monday night By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Wheres the music Patrick Gamble patiently sits in the middle of the dance area Saturday waiting on the next band to take stage at Rockin1 R River Rides during the rocknroll portion of Gruene Music Fest The Comal Independent School Board voted Monday to approve the sale of million in bonds as the first part of a package approved by CISD voters last month Duane Westerman vicepresident of Southwest Securities who will orchestrate the sale said the district should move quickly and approve the sale for Oct 27 so the states Attorney General could approve it by Nov 1 If not the district would have to wait until Dec 1 We should go ahead and get it set said Westerman Westerman said the issue of the states school funding is now at the state Supreme Court level He said he expects some kind of decision between November and the opening of the next legislative session in January He said in the past there have been temporary moratoriums on the sale of bonds and would not want to take the chance of the CISD getting caught in Board told to expect decision by Nov 1 the at scenario Board member Douglas Kirk men tioned that a letter has been filed by some citizens in the Canyon Lake area with the Attorney Generals office questioning language on the ballot of the bond election He reported that irregularities pos sibly existed on such items as giving legal notice 10 days in advance Westerman said both his firm and the CISDs law firm felt comfort able with the bond and that every thing would be approved The board voted 52 Kirk and Thomas Bruce opposed to approve the sale and begin the funding process for the new elementary schools and other renovations approved in the elec tion We need to keep going on what were doing and not keep dragging our feet on said Board Member Lee Ikels For news advertising or subscription information call Metro 6060846   

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