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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Canyon defeats Smithson Valley in District 284A volleyball playofff 04 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 150 DAYS NewBraunfels Sesquicentennial March New Braunfels Herald 20 pages in two sections Friday Oct Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of SARAH MECKEL Vol 142 No 253 Inside Church 8A 9A Sports 11A The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Uerald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Eddie Cruz Edmond Vorden baum Judy Brucks Elizabeth Ellis Russell N Bading Satur Phyllis Foerster Betty Jo Sitterle Sarah Meckel John Krippendorf Dora Enrique Susie Espinoza Sat James Ray Whitaker Suzanne Winters Harry C Parker Carley Alma Gibson Homer Maurer Mar garet Moses Clifton Wilkinson Stephanie Ortiz Serna Happy Anniversary to Leonard Mary Ann Hummel 47 Canyon Lake GOP women to meet The Canyon Lake Republican Womens Club will meet Nov 16 at 10 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 Newton at 9643585 MidTexas Symphony rehearsals scheduled The MidTexas Symphony Chorus rehearsals will start on Sunday Nov 3 at 2 in the Ayers Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin For further information call Dr Fred Frueholz at 6256420 NB Interact Club plans food drive for Oct 31 The Interact Club of New Braunfels High School is planning a food drive to take place Hal loween evening Oct 31 Collected items will be delivered to needy families for Thanksgiving accord ing to Dora Lisa Alvarado club president Interact is a worldwide organi zation for youths interested in ser vice and international understand ing Locally the Interact Club is sponsored by the New Braunfels Rotary Club New for this year along with the Halloween Food Drive is con structing Christmas decorations for the newly installed downtown lamp posts Wurstfest offers advance tickets Advance tickets sales for Wurstfest are now on sale at the Wurstfest offices in Landa Park Adult admission advance tickets will cost if purchased by 5 Thursday Nov 3 Adult tickets at the gate cost 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 10day show case of German food dance her itage and fun Slated this yepr for Nov 413 Wurstfest is a festi val Ait attracts an estimated people from around the world to New Braunfels P0r more information call 625 This newspaper is primed on reeyclej newsprint Record attendance set at Schlitterbahn Magical mark surpassed for first time in parks 15year history From sfeff reports Attendance at ScnUtterhahn waterparit broke the mark far to first tune in the parks 15 yearsof operation Managers at the states largest waterpark hot fay weather arid new attraction the record attendance In Schtitterbahn Betted the worlds firstijphiU water coaster called the Dmgpn which helped Tern Adams fhewa park typicafty enjoy new thrills and people were curious to see haw it fee ii to blast uphill on Adams said We estimate that more than one half million people tried the Dragon Blaster and most rode it agatyi and again It was the most popular ride in the park Adams added explained that the Dragon Blaster part of a majorlSth anniversary expansion at Scblitterbahn The ride patented Master Blaster water injection technology to blast inoer tube rideis uphill on water for the first The upitfll sections arfe mixed with drops parkopeneda uphiU with fourper son rafts tides ty sister company Water Ride based in New tfonththe Wodd Waterpark Asso ciation awarded Water Ride Concepts in 1994 Industry Innovation Award for developing the gpMl water tech nology CISD selects site for new school at Canyon Lake By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer BULVERDE The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a choice for the new Canyon Lake area inter mediate school Thursday night The board voted 51 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 vicechair 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 The same with she said didnt feel it was fair to ask one group to drive all the way over just so one could have a The site at Mountain Valley includes prop erty already owned by the district The archi tectural committee for the Canyon Lake area school has listed preliminary estimates of a foot facility that can house 400 students and be expanded as need arises The Smithson Western site com Site near present Mountain Valley Elementary chosen by board mittee is still looking at possibilities Commit tee Chair Scott Watson told the board they are looking at about 10 pos sible sites and would have a choice in the next couple of Watson said the area draws students from Timberwood Park to the Blanco County line The Smithson Valley Architectural Com mittee proposes an squarefoot facil ity 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 Scott Watson committee for that site said they are also proposing an squarefoot facility for SCO students We have some concerns about the site as far as what is going into the he said He also mentioned the committee might look at the possibility of recommending twostory school building The CISD board also approved the sale of the first phase of bonds approved by CISD voters in September The board voted 5l Bruce opposed to sell million of the SI now at a rate of The remainder will be sold in the spring of 1995 Southwest Securities won the bid against six others Floyd Westerman of Southwest 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 conv plaint had been filed with the Attorney Gen erals office regarding the bond election District officials had not heard any ruling on the complaint Water firm pitefats4wo proposals to CISD By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The fight over lead contamination at Bill Brown Elementary could soon be overperhaps 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 prob lems 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 pro he said The problem is with the system We have not been able to determine the exact source of SpawGlass proposes to install a filtration system with hopes of getting the incoming water into a better Raley said sediment could be a part of the problem and filtering that sedi ment 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 doesnt 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 hol idays He also mentioned that several of his employees had children in the school I wish we would have been here six months said Board Presi dent Jim Middleton as the board agreed to table the emergency motion and accept the SpawGlass proposal Canyons playoff hopes still alive Friends rally to help local n gm m resident fight lymphoma Blood drive set for Nov 3 at Comal County Senior Center By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by DARNAU Smithson Valleys Wendy Pursch 1Q and Rachel Johnson 22 go up for a block against Canyons Elizabeth Welsman 15 during last nights District 284A second place playoff Canyon won the match to earn the right to play Hays Consolidated Saturday at 3 at Samuel Clemens High School In Schertz Cougarettes eliminate Smithson Valley Volunteers are rallying to the support of longtime New Braunfels resident Charlie Walker as he battles lymphoma A blood drive has been set up to help off set 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 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 pro gressive 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 Walkers son Craig said He may not get any of the blood donated because hes B Charlie Walker From staff reports The Canyon Cougarettes set up a District 284A qualifying tournament final Saturday with Hays Consolidated by defeating Smithson Valley night before a crowd of 450 at the Cougar Den 1 See game story Page 10A CHS will meet Hays at 3 Saturday in the main gymnasi um at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz The winner will advance to the Class 4A state playoffs against 274A champ Boeme on Tuesday site time to be deter New Braunfels the district champion will play Kerrville Tivy at 7 Tuesday at Incar nate Word College in San Anto nio The South Texas Blood Bank will have their mobile unit at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center on Landa for those who would like to donate on Nov 3 from 4 to 7 Craig said he had to thank the volunteers who have organized the drive because they have helped out so 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 hes just one of those guys that has a twinkle in his Pennington said This would be tremendous sign to Charlie as 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 citys charter review com mittee 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 Kopy and set up a time to do so at 625 1135 Plan to visit Wurstfest 94 4 at the Wurstfest grounds in Park
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