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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas SOWEST 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 project called missing link on New Inside Markel Race TheNeto Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Sam Smith Carolyn Rapp ScMameus 70 Jason Arno Feltner Mary Ann Hum mel Jessie Garcia Nicholas Ruhl 7 Paul Resales Jr and Helen Castllleja Happy 25th anniversary to Betty and Joe Rippole To have a birtMay or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Wban Pollen measured in parts per cuMc meter of air Information provided byDr Frank River Information Comal River cubic feet per sec ond up 5 cfs from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 13 from Tuesday f Canyon Dam cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake feet above Ma level Below conservation pooC New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water and million gallons of aquifer water Tuesday Unitarians to hear speaker on Jim Crow The Unitarian Uriiversalists will have Margaret Adams speak on her experiences of 75 years growing up bjack in meeting willfoe at 7 tonight Faith United Church ofChrist 907 N Loop 337 Public invit ed Circus Is coming The circus is coming to New Braunfels with one per formance at the Rodeo Arena sponsored by the Comal County Sheriffs Posse The performance is at Friday Tickets will be sold the of the performance at the Arena box office Rummage sale The First Protestant Church Youth will sponsor a rummage rjsale to benefit its 1997 mis sion trip The sale will be held Saturday from 8 to 1 at the Family Life Center 172 WvGpllSt in New Braunfels jYpu irfey make donations to tthe sale all this week by drop vping off your items at the I Seele Parish Hall basement A ramped entrance is located on the Castell Street fside of the building at Coll For information call Jerald Schroeder at 609 Internet group to moot Thursday The Internet Users Group the third Thursday of jevery month This months meeting is at 7 Thursday iat 353 Mill St For information call 6080808 Correction In the Juneteenth celebra tion story on Page 1 in the Tuesday June 18 Zeitung it was incorrectly stat ed that Hariet May was a member of the New Braunfels High School Monoceras dance team have been stated Mannie JMneteenthi Senior Queen J8 of the Monocetas not May Tnts newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint By ABE LEVY Staff Writer AUSTIN The Texas Trrinsporta tion Commission told a delegation of local officials that expansion of Inter state 35 through New Braunfels ranks high on the list of1 projects competing for state highway funds About 80 supporters of adding four lanes to IH35 through New Braun fels urged commissioners to approve the roughly million project Tues day State Sens Judith Zaffirini and Jeff Wentworth along with State Rep Edmund Kuempel offered their sup citing the benefits of more effi cient travel between San Antonio and This is not just Braunfels Kuempel said I urge you to eradicate missing link In my own vernacular I can tell you that we are as ready for this project as a cow that has not be6n milked by Chairman David Laney and com missioner Anne Wynne indicated the project would compete well with oth er projects for 1999 state funds Com missioner David Bemsen was not pre sent due to vacation plans in Mexico Youve got our attention and we want to figure out a way to solve this problem The impact of traffic slow down is something Texas cannot t Laney said TxDOT officials said the commis sioners staff will rank the project for funds under the National Highway Sys tem Mobility category which contains about million and is up for con sideration in August Commissioners said the project could be paid for with discretionary Strategic Priority Dollars if it was denied national highway funds John Kelly the San Antonio district engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation said the commissioners comments reveal the approval is immi nent Supporters who made the trip to Austin by charter bUs included Ideal businessmen city and county officials and members of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Im ready to jump for Comal County Judge Carter Casteel That was most encouraging Every bodys really The project is still listed as Priority 2 since construction plans are still being developed for the highways overhaul from southern New Braunfels at Loop 337 to the northern end at FM 306 This section was overlooked in IH 35 expansion projects to the North and South of New Braunfels prompting supporters to call the project The Missing To illustrate their point members gave commission members Randy Haugh the chair of the cham bers Transportation Committee said the accident rate in the New Braun fels section of IH35 is two and a Half times greater than the 1994 statewide rate for an urban interstate If approved the project would enhance plans to make IH35 a super highway for the North AmericanFree Trade Agreement increasing trade between Canada the United States and Mexico To Germany with love HeraVZeitungobfAo by MICHAEL DARNALL Alice Hernandez and Brenda DeStafano display the qultt that will be given to BraunWf Germany on 730th annlvwaary The qultt will be on the until the end of June By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The handwork of two local wotaen will travel to Germany later this sum mer to be presented to the city of Braunfels at its 750th birthday cele bration Susan Derkacz said the idea to sew a quilt with Brenda DeStefano came to her during the New Braunfels Sesquiceritennial She said they men tioned the idea to others and were taken up on the offer The city of Braunfels gave New Braunfels a quilt for the Sesquicen tennial I looked at Brenda and said wouldnt that be great if we made one to give Braunfels at their cele said Derkacz DeStefano said they had patterns for five of the blocks The remaining they designed They presented the list of blocks to the Sesquicentennial Commission for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the final ones were chosen We came up with several land marks that had to be in there and then we added Texas items like the yellow rose and the prickly said DeStefano The women began the quilt in Sep tember and finished it in May putting in more than 500 hours of work on it DeStefano said at the were working 40 hours a week to make sure it in time The fin ished quilt includes landmarks as the Comal County Courthouse the Founders Monument First Protestant Church Sts Peter arid Paul Church and also has several crests representing the heritage of the people living in New Braunfels The center is a star with a wreath around it The blue around the center rep resents the rivers that flow through the said DeStefano The quilt was sponsored by the chambers Sesquicentennial Com mission and Mission Valley Textiles donated about half of the fabric used The quilt will display at the Chamber of Commerce office until the end of June Herb then take trjeqiiilt to Braunfels Ger many with him arid present it to the city of its 750th birthday TheiWomen said making the quilt However they said it will be hard to see it go after all the hard work they put into it Program goes unused for four months By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The funding is in place the supplies are bought the people are trained and the room is ready but it has sat empty for four months just waiting for clients Family Outreach a nonprofit orga nization that works to prevent child abuse has been trying to launch the For KidsSake program since March Every month two of the fourhour seminars are scheduled and every month they are both canceled for want of cliente The program teaches parents how to help their children get through a divprce Parents judges and the peo ple who run the program in other coun ties agree that die program is needed and effective In many of those counties judges order parents to take the course as a routine part of divorce proceedings But so far the three district judges in this region have not referred any divorcing couples to the program The judges Jack Robison Charles Ramsay and Bill Bender say they would probably take advantage of the For Kids Sake program and they all agreed it sounds like something that is needed But all three said they were not aware it is being offered here and they want to know more about it before they order any couples to take the course Connie Feightner a Family Out reach board member who has helped coordinate the For Kids Sake pro gram said the judges were told of the program Thats she said of the judges response Ive spent a year getting this prepared Weve done two mailings of more than 200 letters each and weve printed She said all three judges are on the mailing list We see this as a very needed service to the Connie Feightner Family Outreach She said it is frustrating to have the program ready to go but nobody to present it to Feightner said as many as five people have signed up for the course but that is not enough to cover expenses Family Outreach board of directors and vicepresident of die ConiaJ Coun ty Bar Association said he has dis cussed the program with Bar Associa tion members and he expects the asso ciation to make a recommendation to the judges that the program be a mandatory part of divorce proceed ings It has been beneficial to eveiy com munity it has ever been Friesen hahn said Hopefully well get it up and running by the end of die sum mer This is something that is going to build slowly The lawyers and judges are going to have to get used to it It is hot something that is going to happen Anything that will help kids get through a divorce is something I would said Bill Bender judge of the 274th District Court Id be very interested in It sounds like it fills a need I dont know enugh about what it does to say if well use it but it is something they need to get in touch with us said 274th District Judge Jack Robison Twentysecond District Court Judge Charles Ramsay was not available for comment but his court reporter Gene Turn to For Kids Sake Page 2A Tye Preston library lands grant By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer New grant money awarded to the Tye Preston Memorial Library in Sattler will go to expand the library and improve its services library board President Jim Campise said It will go a long way in enabling us to continue with our building Campise said This week die Lower Colorado River Authority and die Pedemales Electric Cooperative awarded the library an grant For die past year the Tye Preston Memorial Library Brick Parade has raised nearly for a new addition The addition will house a meeting room a study room a work area and will expand the childrens area The grant money will be used to make die library more accessible to the handicapped The fact is we will be able to expand die libraiy and have more room for books patrons and a meeting room which we dont have right now and we will improve our childrens Campise said Water main breaks on Comal Street By ABE LEVY Staff Writer HeraldZeltung phpto by MICHAEL DAflNALU A Night In Casablanca Bill Kotylo cut a rug like Ginger and Fred Aetalre during Saturday nights Starlight Gala The Gala featured a theme of A night In In the foreground playing the piano la Wlllford Welnhelmer A12ineh main water line burst around midnight on Comal Street near Coll Street sending a work crew scurrying to isolate and fix the break a New Braunfels Utilities official said The leak was controlled in about two hours and was caused by ground shifting said Roger Biggers assistant general manager for NBU Its nothing out of the ordinary It costs us money and we lose water weve already treated but it doesnt hurt our water Biggers said The work crew turned off the surrounding valves and used portable pumps and a backhoe to fix the leak Big gers said s important to follow the new water restrictions See Opinion Page 44
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