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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon ex fakes field in fjnal SWC championship game See Sports Page 5 New Braunfels 20332 M016 180 80WEST MICRQPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 14 pages in one section Friday May Serving Comal County and Surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of FLOW AND ALON2O MltCM Vol 144 No 134 I Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from theHeraldZeHung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Norma Schneider Donna Mechler 40 Shawn Clennan 17 Betty J King Herbert Seibert Gary R Wilson Satur Jared LeII one Maria Sylvia Martinez Nelda Halm Mary Louise Wahl Sat Lawrence Weber belat ed and Ray Farias Jr Happy 54th anniversary to Flo rie and Alonzo Busch 61 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Hack PoNen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal 174 cubic feet per sec ond down 10 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 09 from yesterday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation Youth theater presentation sent its touring youth compa ny The Inner Circle in its annual eridoftheschoolyear show Saturday May 18 at 8 and Sunday May 19 at 3 The show is a collec tion of dramatized folk tales comedy and music Tickets are available at Chinan Landa Plaza Senior Center to host May dance The Senior Center will have its May dance Friday May 17 beginning at and ending at Dress is casual picnic style with box refreshments by Al and Ann Payne The easy dance music will be provided by the Strictly Dancing group fea turing John and Betty Prejean with Russ Willrup Tickets available at the Senior Center 655 Landa for but at the door that night are DRTtomeet The Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas meet Saturday May 18 at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Howard Street at 1 1 am Salad luncheon will be served Party for dance teacher A goodbye party honoring Joan Slocum Hannan will be held from to 7 Sunday May 19 at the New Braunfels Dance Studio Pub lic invited Meet the new own er and teachers Support group to meet New Braunfels Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meet the third Mon day of each month Next meeting is May 20 at 7 at Oakwood Baptist church on Loop 337 Call Karen Owens at 6292033 for information Town meeting A town meeting with County Judge Carter Casteel and Commissioner Danny Scheel will be held at the Justice of the Peace office in Bul verde May 20 at 7 From the book The Chemalnus Murals This is one of dozens of murals painted In the small town of Chemainus British Columbia Canada IT COULD HAPPEN HERE Drive is on to bring downtown alive with art By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Thousands of new tourists drawn by sophis ticated paintings on the walls of Downtown shops reflecting a robust love of the arts and the heritage of New Braunfels Sound impos sible Not to visionary Karl Schutz who with the help of local supporters has started a fund raising drive to see 30 to 40 wall paintings in the downtown district of New Braunfels Its like establishing a brand new said Schutz who arrived Tuesday and will leave Sunday It will be museum quality the histor of the fbuftd ter at First Protestant Church 172 W Coll St The public meeting will be an indicator of how much community support the idea has garnered Keliey who is an interior designer 25 to 30 businesses and individuals have already donated toward the plan Lynn Fountain the citys main street direc tor said if the idea takes root in the commu nity the city will offer logistical support She added the idea would help reflect the ethnic cultures in New Braunfels I think its an extraordinary opportunity to help diversify this Fountain said The effort is wonderful historically Were r mittee that includes Wayne Rfthe Sandy Kel ley and Anna Margaret Alexander Rabe and Alexander are members of the Main Street DesignReview Committee The group plans to form a nonprofit orga nization that would oversee a fiveyear project funded by federal and state grants and dona tions from businesses wanting to take part in the plan Keliey said She added that each painting would cost about which includes hiring a professional painter and pur chasing equipment and supplies bringing the total tab for the project to to Schutz is scheduled to speak at Saturday at the Schumann Family Life Cen Sthutz who was bom in many mbved to Canada in 1951 where he said this same ideavastly improved the tourism in Chemainus British Columbia where he resides Schutz 66 said the town whose population is draws about visitors annu ally all due to numerous paintings on down town businesses It has totally revitalized our downtown Schutz said People come from all over the Schutz who is not a painter is working as a consultant and would help search for qual ified artists to paint downtown Supporters expect a plan to be formed in about a month and predict at least one paint HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNAIL Karl Schutz will speak to those Interest ed in pursuing the mural project Saturday ing to be completed by the end of the year Schutz emphasized that the plan does not call for glorified graffiti but a sophisticated painting much like Michelangelos murals in the Sistine Chapel in Rome Italy Source of hepatitis outbreak is found ByDENISEDZlUK Staff Writer Despite additional confirmed cases of hepatitisA in two schools in the Comal Independent School District health officials believe they have found the source and will be able to contain the virus Comal County Public Health Nurse Shel McWilliams said as of Thursday morning there were a total of seven confirmed cases and two more possible cases of hepati tisA All the cases were in Frazier Elementary and Goodwin Primary However she said the source did not appear to be in the school system and the children did not give it to each other The time element leads us to believe they contracted it from a common she said McWilliams said environmental officers from both the city and the county worked hard at isolating the source She said it is believed the source was a faulty sep tic system Thanks to the excellent work done by Joe Lara City Environmental Health Officer we believe the source of the hepatitisA outbreak has been she said Steps are now being taken to correct the problem at a problem not within any According to a CISD press release the source of the disease is a home where the septic system is inadequate for the large number of people living there The disease spread from the septic system to the sand on the ground above where the family children play This has resulted in the spread of the disease among extended family nwnbw ihchjding chidren attending win Schools McWilliams said a few additional cases may be con firmed due to exposure However she said they already know who has been exposed to the infected children and should be able to prevent additional cases except for maybe one or two For the most part we should be able to contain it Now that we know the source and whos exposed pre ventive measures can be she said McWilliams said hepatitisA which mimics a flu virus and is characterized by vomiting diarrhea stomach aches and fever is spread by contaminated food or items being placed in the mouth or by touching a conta minated item and putting fingers in the mouth Its easy to she said If we could convey the importance of good hygiene we would be able to reduce the number of potential CISD clears legal hurdles ready to issue million in bonds By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer After months of delay due to a law suit the board of trustees for the Comal Independent School District awarded a bid and approved an order authoriz ing issuance of the million in bonds approved by voters last October The district received a total of five bids which were opened Thursday afternoon The bonds were awarded to a group of underwriters headed by Dain Bosworth Inc The bonds are scheduled to be repaid from 1998 to 2016 and the successful bidder named a combination of rates which resulted in an effective interest rate of percent If we had done this last week the interest rate would have been 6 per said CISD Financial Advisor Floyd Westerman We did hit a little bit of a window in the The bonds were approved in an October 1995 bond election Howev er a lawsuit alleging the district did not follow proper state election laws or education codes delayed the sale of the bonds According to the financial advisors the district will incur an addi tion million in interest due to the delay since December I would like to make this delay has cost the taxpayers and said newly elected board member Scott Watson Campos said the million is only from the interest paid on the bonds over the lifetime of debt He said that figure does not include temporary facil ities lost interest or other costs asso ciated with the delay That does not include any other expenses due to the delay Its simply on the debt service he said Architects working on projects slat ed to be funded by the 1995 bonds said the delay in the sale has caused a delay in the projects Time schedules for several of the projects have been pushed back and some projects will not even begin until next summer Board President Dan Krueger said he was pleased the board could finally sell the bonds and move forward Obviously were indeed he said We want to get moving on We feel like weve been stalemated and were ready to move However Krueger told CISD Super intendent Jerry Major he would like a report to the board regarding the total cost of the delay He said he wants that to include all aspects affected by it Major said the districts staff already has preliminary numbers on that and a final report could be made Now that its a done deal well refine those and bring them to the board at the next said Major In other business the board received a report on the status of the budgeting process very prelimi nary numbers there is a million increase which is percent CISD Ron Graham said the largest increase in expenditures is in the area of additional personnel to staff the three new schools scheduled to go online over the Christmas break Its a big number but when youre looking at opening three new schools and operating them its not that big of a said Graham Spartzville to become Startzwlle again By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer HtratdZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL tow bridge Raul Ramos of Chula Vista California was driving a truck for Swift Transportation of Phoenix Arizona on Landa street at about 1 Q5 yester day when not surprisingly his 13foot6lnch tall truck got stuck under the 11 foot8inch railroad overpass It took about an hour to clear the scene Because of numerous complaints by Canyon Lake advertisers concerning many mistakes an Arlington Texas map company has decided to reprint a map of Canyon Lake They are doing something to regain some of the confidence from the Canyon Lake Cham ber of Commerce President Richard K Smith said I think we feel happy that they are fulfilling their obliga In a letter sent to Canyon Lake Chamber of Com merce Executive Director Wanda Truchsess on May 8 Janis Franks of Map Service wrote that the com pany would reprint the map and would send drafts of the map during the week of May 20 At the end of the let ter Franks stated We want this map to be something we are both proud to have our names In November approached the chamber with an offer to print the official map of Canyon Lake Smith said promised to give the chamber free maps to sell and 10 percent of the advertising revenue sales Smith said sold too many ads and wanted to print two maps But advertisers and chamber members felt this was unfair because not all the advertisers would be on the official map was told by the chamber to get rid of the promos and pictures and make every advertiser fit on one map The company gave the chamber the first proofs of the map and was supposed to give the second proofs to the chamber so the advertisers could look it over and make sure everything was okay Unfortunately in April reprinted the map and sent out copies with many mistakes on them The biggest error was that Startzville was spelled Smith said he wants to have the maps available at the chambers office on FM 2673 for at least two weeks so that the advertisers cm come and look over the maps and make sure everything is okay For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144   

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