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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Inside Sports SUmmHsch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Dena Field er Sylvia Penrose Ellen Wil son Karan Brawner Vel Fischer Melanle Penny Rick Rhoad es Brandon Kuen stler Hilda Bohne 84 years Charles M Garrison Joshua Upton 13 years old Amanda Mueller 6 years Hannelore Brotze Katherine Johnson Xavler D Morales 3 yeans old Melinda Sosa DeLeon Happy anniversary wishes to John and Betty Evans 47 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Lowering off lake brings call for caution Lake Dunlap will be approxi mately 18 inches below normal beginning Monday through Fri day to enable the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority hydro electric crews to conduct routine inspection and maintenance of the dam and spillgates accord ing to Larry Moltz manager of hydro operations Moltz advises anyone using Lake Dunlap for recreation pur poses to exercise caution and good judgment during this peri od since lower lake levels may expose debris and other poten tial hazards which are normally under water The public is advised that scheduled operations may be canceled or adjusted in the event of adverse weather con ditions Getting to San Antonio just got tougher Beginning Monday expect delays as you are driving down southbound Interstate 35 Work crews will be whittling down southbound Interstate 35 to one lane Work crews will be chan neling traffic into a newly con structed center lane from Solms Road to FM 482 near Busseys Flea Market That move is scheduled to last for one week to allow work crews to set up barriers along the sides of the highway After that work is done the center lane will return to two lanes and will continue to serve as the main thoroughfare for southbound traffic for six to nine months That means no exits will be accessible from Solms Road to FM 2252 while the transition occurs officials said The move is part of an ongo ing project to expand the high way to six lanes The moves may be subject to further changes depending on weather conditions officials said Great day to get mom out of the house Today will be a good day to itake mom out for Mothers Day ias temperatures are expected to hit the 80s It will be mostly cloudy with a near 80 and southeast at 5 to 10 mph with a low the mid50s this morning I Monday could spell the return rain in the New Braunfels jarea The forecast calls for most ily cloudy skies with a patch of j morning drizzle and a 30 per cent chance of late afternoon Ishowers and thunderstorms Mondays high should be in the 80s New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 26 pages in three sections Sunday May Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Brandon Kuenstler Vol 128 Thats my momma Herald Zeitunq photo by Michael Darnall Bennie bottom sits with some her many family members Yvette Miller husband Garlon Miller DeShawn Burfeson Katie Miller Charles Burleson Barbara Miller DeShanda Burleson Sandra Burleson Aaron Wright After Millers best friend Willie Faye Hodge died of breast cancer in 1978 Bennie adopted her children and took them as her own Friendship knows no bounds By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Marion resident Bennie Miller donned a wide smile as she scanned through memories in her mind of her late cousin and best friend Willie Faye Hodge Miller a 53yearold mother and grandmother had a childhood friendship with Hodge that ran deeper than with her three siblings The two were inseparable as they helped Millers grandmother raise a group of younger relatives in Seguin children wed lay in bed and read books and tell Miller said Wed get up at five in the morning on feed the cows feed the chickens get dressed and go to Sunday Their bond continued past each of their wed dings despite Hodge moving to Houston to start her married life We were said Miller who has worked as the director of central supply for Colo nial Manor Care Center for almost 30 years Shed come up to get away from the city life and Id spend time with her to get away from the country life She was an only child I got along better with her than with my own sister I guess we were both Naturally it was a shock when Hodge was diag nosed in 1978 with breast cancer Shed come up and stay with me for days Turn to Friendship Page 2A Probe of crash under way FAA investigating plane collision with fuel dispenser By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Airport Manager Darrell Phillips said federal aviation officials plan to review reports of an airplane collision Thursday afternoon with a fuel dis penser near a New Braunfels Munici pal Airport Phillips said Nick Drake aviation inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration looked at the wrecked plane Friday afternoon and requested reports from New Braunfels Police the pilot and city aviation officials The pilots flight manual and main tenance records were turned over to Drake Phillips said as the FAA began its investigation into the wreck Drake could not be reached for com ment Friday or Saturday Police identified the pilot as Philip Koehne 55 of Seguin but had not con firmed the name of the male passenger who reportedly leaped from the right wing of the plane before it crashed Police said the pilot was testing the plane on the airport taxiway when he lost control and narrowly missed Brauntex Aviation and a fuel farm before hitting a fuel dispenser The passenger witnesses said was not injured by the jump and left with the pilot and the driver of a truck before police or other emergency personnel arrived at the scene The FAA will investigate the crash to detennine whether it was an incident or the more serious finding of an accident that carries more restrictive penalties Phillips said Drake alluded that the crash could be classified as an accident because of the damage to the plane It was a little more serious than we Phillips said It may be list ed as an accident because one wing came Brauntex Aviation the company mat owns the fuel dispenser may be dis assembling the plane for the owner to haul off Phillips said City outlines proposal involving LCRA building By ABE LEVY Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Low rider Graf Chalupa rides his tricycle for Boy Scout Cole Clayton at Saturdays bicycle rodeo at Sts Peter and Paul School Fifty bicycle helmets were given away and bicycle registration was available at the event the Scout Justin Parchman coordinated to earn his Eagle Award The New Braunfels City Council will con sider a proposed agreement Monday that maps out the citys involvement with determining the use of the Comal Power Plant building in Landa Park The proposal is the result of talks with Low er Colorado River Authority officials and the city and would guarantee that the city could participate in the process of determining the future use of the building However LCRA would have the final deci sion for the eventual use the proposal states The proposed agreement would also keep the city from liability for the environmental contamination of the building and about 18 acres around it The land was designated to the city in a 1987 lease with LCRA for Landa Park expan sion but LCRA is seeking termination to con duct a cleanup of the land and the building The proposal would terminate the citys lease with LCRA and stipulates that LCRA could keep some of the 18 acres in the current leasefor its own use LCRA expects to receive cost estimates for various alternatives for the use of the building IF YOURE GOING The New Braunfels City Council meeting is scheduled at Monday at the Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave For more information call 6082100 by June and agrees to solicit public input in deciding the final direction the proposal states The Monday night meeting also will include Consideration and approval of an emer gency river safety ordinance proposal that city officials said would satisfy a settlement agreement with plaintiffs of a wrongful death lawsuit City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom met with plaintiffs attorney Jack London and the citys outside attorney Lowell Denton last week The proposal would satisfy London she said but added that she plans to offer the council some alternative suggestions such as pursing an interlocal agreement with county agencies on the Guadalupe River She said every party agreed that posting signs on the river was a good idea but no one has agreed on a threshold of when flows were too dangerous for recreation She also said enforcement of an ordinance could present a problem but that proposed signage in the agreement would encourage safety on the river Discussion and action regarding whether to accept an LCRA grant of for a holiday lighting project at Cypress Bend Park The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce dropped the project as part of Fest tage Estimates show the project would cost about and bring in about in the first year Most of the cost would be the electrical upgrade that in future years officials said would not be needed and would result in greater profit The lighting display would be visible as people drove through the park during the Christmas season The first public hearing of next years proposed budget The swearing in of two new council members Jan Kotylo and Randy Vanstory who will replace outgoing members Paul Fraser and Brenda Freeman Presentation of the design progress of the new library to be built on Common Street across from the Fair Grounds 4 cetetoraffoil 0f motherhood See Opinion
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