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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Unicorns take to the road to face Uvalde in gridiron showdown See Page 6 50 CENTS New Braunfels 410 WO 16 SOWEST E VAN DELL DR to the dough boy 16 Pages in one section Friday September 4 4 0 EL PASO TX HeraldZeituns Serving Comal County for more than 143 years irsl Home of TRAVIS WILLIAMS Vol 143 No 225 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Autumn Koepp Spike Reeves Travis Williams Kimberly Brown and Irene Gonzalcs Happy fifth anniversary to Reuben and Michelle Gonzalez River and aquifer information Comal River 258 cubicfeetper down 4 Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level up 10 Guadalupe River 114 Fair Queen contest Sunday The Comal County Fair Queens contest will be held Sunday Sept 24 at Canyon High School Commons The event begins at There will be 19 young ladies from the three area high schools participating in the contest Queerr aVid her court will represent tfie fair association at surrounding festivals for the upcoming year The cost is per son with preschool children free Cancer support group meets The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group spon sored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday Sept 28 in the North Building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Walnut If you have any questions call the ACS at 6295717 Literacy tutor training Adult Literacy of Comal Coun ty will hold a tutor training work shop Oct 6 from to 9 and Oct 7 from 8 to for people interested in tutoring nonreaders or low level readers Registration deadline is Sept 29 For infor mation call VerNell Martinez at 6259480 Chili cookoff planned Gruene Eyed Chili KickOff the first annual chili cookoff to benefit the United Way of Comal County will be held at Rockin R in Gruene Oct 7 Judging will be at 4 CASI rules Entry fee is and to get on grounds For more information call Russell at 6292305 Entry deadline is 10 Oct 7 GHCC to present status report Tuesday Sept 26 at at Lone Star Elementary cafeteria the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce board of directors will present a public status report on its develop ments and will reveal future marketing objectives for poten tial small minorityand woman owned businesses in New Braunfels and Comal County The meeting is free and open to the public Correction The caption to the photo of the band Rosie y los Mucha chos which appeared on Page 1 of the Wednesday Sept 20 HeraldZeitung contained incorrect information The pho to was taken at the Sesquicen tennial Hispanic Exhibit at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church 4 Jumbo9 Evans to step down after 16 years By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer After 16 years in office County Commissioner Jumbo Evans Thursday that he will not seek reelection when his current term expires at the end of next year Evans who is the Precinct 1 com missioner said he announced his deci sion at Thursdays commissioner court meeting so people who want to run for the office will have time to file and get all their ducks in a He said it was just the right time to do it His term ends on Dec 31 1996 In the past 16 years Evans has seen many changes He said the biggest change has been the growth in the county He said the population has Evans almost doubled in size since he first took office Theres a greater demand for ser vices now and at the same time were providing more services he said Evans said he does not have any dramatic plans for the future and his decision was based on the simple fact that he has served for a long time but added that it was a pleasure serving Dont you think 16 years is enough Im going to just continue to be Jumbo Evans and continue to enjoy he said Evans said he has had remarkable support from the public over the years and he is grateful He said having the support of the people in his precinct actually meant more to him than the office 1 am proud of my service for the county but I am most proud of the support from the constituents in Com missioner Precinct he said Evans had little more to add about his decision not to run for reelection saying theres not that much to say about Dont you think 16 years is enough Im going to just continue to be Jumbo Evans and continue to enjoy Jumbo Evans Opening of Canyon Lake Airport a dream come true for Rippenstein By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer Cynthia Rippenstein likes aviation so much that she decided to own and operate an airport in the Canyon Lake area 1 like the freedom of Rippen stein said It is something different to do You have no traffic in the air and there is always a personal challenge when it comes to The public is invited to see one of Rippensteins challenges come true the grand opening of the Canyon Lake Airport on Saturday at Food and refreshments will be offered at the grand opening The airport is locat ed off of State Highway 306 on Han cock Lane The Canyon Lake Airport has been in operation since 1987 but on a small scale Rippenstein bought the airport on June 2 Ever since then she has made improvements jn the airport facility so that it will be a full service airport The airport has a lighted runway a plane wash area 14 hangars for rent and enclosed tiedowns for the planes Rippenstein said the airport is undergoing numerous improvements 20 new hangars a 24 hour automated fuel system with a doublewalled tank a helicopter port a play area for chil dren and local shuttle service which will take outoftown pilots to sites in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake The finishing touches on a pilots shop and lounge were being made before the Saturday grand opening The lounge and shop which is square feet will include a big screen TV a kitchen area and an outside deck Rippenstein said that 100200 pilots will come to the grand opening Both my husband and I love avia Rippenstein said Last week we were at the Reno Air Race which is the largest air race in the country We promoted the Canyon Lake airport and we found a lot of people who are interested in the Canyon Lake area You will be surprised how many peo ple come to our airport A couple of weeks ago we had a French couple who flew in from Fort Worth They spoke little English but we gave them pamphlets and brochures about our Rippenstein is very enthusiastic about the potential of the airport It is real exciting to be operating this Rippenstein said This airport has been a diamond in the rough for so Loyal fans HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL With a cold snap hitting town and bringing rainy weather with it you had to be a loyal fan to take in last nights junior varsity football game at Eagle Field Maxine Tienda llendra Fames Minerva Tienda and Brittany Tienda cheered the Unicorns on to a 270 victory over Uvalde as the tempera tures dipped into the 50s Contracts complete work on Faust Street bridge Eikel Field can start By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer After months of negotiations the city and county have finally developed a contract that is satisfactory to both parties and the work on the Faust Street bridge and Eikel Field can begin On Sept 7 the commissioners court adopted a draft of a interlocal agree ment In that agreement the county agreed to spend in county money as well as grant money to refurbish the Faust Street bridge which was built in 1887 The county agreed to consult with the city during restora tion and upon completion the city would assume ownership of it The city would be responsible for daily maintenance and the county would pay half of the costs for any major structural repairs The contract also included an agree ment to construct a track at Eikel Field The city and coun ty would each pay up to for HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The county and city have reached an interlocal agreement that will allow the historic Faust Street bridge to be renovated the track County Engineer Tom Homseth said the city will hire a con tractor to do the work The city council approved the con tract with one change According to the change the city and county engi will attest to the structural stability of the bridge supports and abutments The contract was then sent back to the county for consideration Basically if we concur with it we have a said County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander The court altered the wording slight ly to say that the county engineer would attest to the fact that it was approved by a consultant and the Texas Department of Transportation The contract which expires in 20 years was approved by a unanimous vote Thursday Im glad to see were doing some thing to enhance the area and fix it up for the people who live said Commissioner Cristina Zamora She said there was concern voiced by people saving that was a lot of money to spend repairing a bridge However she pointed out that it is needed She said the county has a responsibility to either maintain the bridge or dispose of She said the grants became available and it was cheaper to fix it The bridge would have to be care fully taken apart piece by piece in an attempt to protect the river below it Zamora said this would be a costly venture The money was intended to enhance the bridge We were very for tunate to get the she said Zamora whose precinct includes both the park and the bridge said she would like to personally thank the city council and the commissioners court for being patient and working together She said residents in the area would benefit from their efforts Hornscth said that once the contract is executed he will immediately begin working with a consultant He said he hopes to have the preliminary plans including detailed cost projections and construction plans by the end of the year Actual construction could begin next summer Cleanup of train wreck in Marion continues By DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer MARION Everything is returning to normal in Marion three days after a Southern Pacific train derailed in down town The track has been cleared and the first train came through at on Marion Police Chief Max Wommack said The railroad did a good job of clearing the tracks Right now the cars are parked off to the side of the tracks and they are waiting for the mud to dry up and the weather to clear up They arc also waiting for word from their headquarters in Denver whether to salvage the cars or redirect them onto the Fourteen boxcars derailed in down town Marion on Tuesday night The Mar Southern Pacific was very cooperative and did an excellent job of cleaning Max Wommack ion Volunteer Fire Department and Mar ion Police responded to the call at Fire Chief Roger Schcffel said the derailment occurred when the lead box car behind the engine jumped the tracks opening the switch and letting the other boxcars go No cause for the accident has yet been determined by Southern Pacific officials Southern Pacific Railroad Police and work crews worked all night and late into early Wednesday morning putting the rails back together getting the derailed boxcars off the track and getting the track back into operation Work crews had four trucks of cranes and bulldozers on the scene to help them with their cleanup The train was traveling west from Houston to California at the time of the accident The train carried dry goods TVs plastic pellets and fertilizer There were no hazardous chemicals on the train and no injuries reported Wommack praised the efforts of South ern Pacific in getting the tracks cleared quickly and doing it in a professional manner Southern Pacific was very cooperative and did an excellent job of cleaning Wommack said They worked well with the citizens of Arbor Day Foundation offers free trees Ten free live oak trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foun dation during Sept 1995 The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundations Trees for America campaign These magnificent wide spreading trees will be pic turesque additions to your land scape said John Rosenow the foundations president They were selected because of the shade and special beauty they will give your home Live oaks grow rapidly when young and may live to be centuries The trees will be shipped post paid at the right time for planting between Oct 15 and Dec 10 with enclosed planting instruc tions The 6to 12inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge Members also receive a sub scription to the foundations col orful bimonthly publication Arbor an Arbor Day Foundation wall calendar and The Tree Book with lion about tree planting and care To become a member of the foundation and to receive the five trees send u membership contribution 10 TEN LIVE OAKS National Arbor Day Foundation 100 Arbor Nebraska City Ml by Sept 30 1995 Seniors take in the MidTexas Symphonys season debut See Page 4   

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