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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 22, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                so To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Inside Sports Strtmmtisi h Birthday wishes from tlw ttoraMZeKung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kathryn Her rera Edward R Sulli van Janie Hernandez Ora Lee Winters Betty Welwood Kristal Edwards Cheryl Walker Richard Gray Tina Heppner Ronnie Morton Greg Belcik 12 years old on Mon Brittany Roberts 10 years old on Nelson Roemisch Wayne Porterie 31 years old on Satur day Castilla 16 years Curtis Ryals Lucille Scheel Shanna Schneider 19 years Bar bara Dean Derek Woelfel 9 years Lorin Brehmer Cole Preiss Cody Preiss Monday and Flo Craft Happy anniversary wishes go to Jim and Janet Reeves 23 Jean and Bob Morris Terrie and Lance Cannon 7 years on Poncho and Marie Luna 34 and Mary Magness 60 Ker mit and Grace Forshage 56 years and Manuel and Oralia Martinez Jr 5 years on Satur To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Cheer Fund donations sought by newspaper The Heralcj Zeiturigs T5th annual Cheer Fund campaign on Saturday provided food to 250 localfam ilies in need of assistance Any additional funds collected this year will be placed in a sav ings account to get next years campaigh off to a strong start The most recent contributors include Ronnie and Betsy McKean Mr and Mrs Herb R Schneider Anonymous John W Evans Jr Lasca J Jeffrey Ernie Jeanie Elizabeth and Shana Mendez Anonymous Mr and Mrs Paul E Ohls Jim and Barbara Cook Todays total New total Bus drivers get a holiday service will be sus pended on Christmas Day and on New Years Day Cookbooks on sale to fund scholarships Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale for apiece at Carl Schurz Elemen tary School For more informa tion call Linda Bingham at the New Braunfels Independent School District Reaoh for a Star needs toys cash Reach for a Star is looking for donations for toys cash and time to help givea Christmas to local children The organization will be wrap ping presents today beginning at noon at Red McCombs Uni versal Motors Family Outreach seminars continue Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its For Kids Sake seminars to help parents ease their chil drens adjustment to divorce gain big Seepage IB NewBraunfels Herald SUNDAY 20332 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING t YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 44 pages in three sections Sunday December Serving the for more than 144 years Home of RoMnisch Vol 144 No 290 Bad weather puts CISD behind schedule in opening new schools By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Recent cold weather has caused problems for contractors working on two new intermediate schools in the Comal Independent School District and the architect is banking on warmer weather to complete the job Ken Pritchard with Barnes Architects told the Board of Trustees Thursday that extra workers have been called in to help complete the work at Arlon R Seay Intermediate School in Spring Branch Teachers are expected to begin moving in the day after Christmas and students are set to begin classes at the school when they return from the winter break We anticipate that the interior of the building will be ready by that Pritchard said The real fly in the ointment is the cold Pritchard told the board that cold temperatures have delayed the laying of asphalt for the driveway and parking areas at the new campus The ground and air must be at a certain temperature to properly pour asphalt and the current temperatures are too low Pritchard said But Pritchard expects the contractor to have a window of opportunity early this week when the temperatures rise slightly before another front moves in Right now it looks like its a go Pritchard said If the Turn to CISD Page 2A HeraldZeilung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Construction workers are hoping for a break in the weather to complete work at Canyon Lake Intermediate School above and Arlon Seay Intermediate School Proposal aims to increase lake storage By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer If the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority gets its way Canyon Lake storage capacity could expand an additional acre feet of water per year GBRA General Manager Bill West said he will ask the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to revise GBRAs permit in the Guadalupc River basin next year If the TNRCC approves the revision it will allow the river authority to designate more water for municipal pur poses at the expense of downstream hydroelectric water rights West said Basically we are internally subordinating one our rights for West said This is hydroelectric rights versus storage rights because the value of water for municipal uses is a priority over that of hydro West said the move will allow GBRA to increase the storage capacity at Canyon Lake from the current acre feet to acre feet Turn to Lake Page 3A DPS predicts 25 holiday traffic deaths By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The Texas Department of Public Safety is predicting 25 deaths will occur this holiday season as a result of increased traffic on state highways Christmas and New Years should be two of the best times of the year for everyone but each holiday season many traffic deaths that could have been prevented occur on our roads and said Joe Hamilton highway patrol cap tain of San Antonio Our intention in reminding Texans of the grim possibilities is not to sound a discouraging note as people prepare their travel plans but to encourage driving safety by showing what could happen I hope our estimate is too DPS officials estimate 10 traffic deaths will occur between 6 Tuesday and midnight Christmas Day During the same 30hour period for New Years Day they estimate 15 deaths DPS officials stressed that people should refrain from drinking while driving use their seat belts and drive the post Turn to traffic Page 3A Food banks happily receive their bounty By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jim left and Bill Doolittle pack groceries for storage at the SOS Food Bank have been strong this season SOS officials say People have been in the Christmas spirit lately a volunteer at the local food bank believes Betty Drawe secretary of the SOS Food Bank Inc located at 248 Merri weather said the food bank has received many donations of food from businesses and individuals In November SOS received pounds of food and distributed pounds to 194 needy families If a recent donation of food is a sign November was the first time in many months that we received more food than we gave Betty Drawe SOS Food Bank secretary then December promises to be an even better month We had a wonderful Drawe said Schlitterbahn had a food drive and delivered about pounds of food That was wonderful November was the first time in many months that we received more food than we gave Drawe said New Braunfcls schools churches and businesses have been putting on food drives to help out fam ilies in need of assistance The SOS Food Bank serves 200 families a month and has 126 volun teers Janeta Cox executive director of the Turn to Food Page 2A Many still have to file for permits See Opinion 44   

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