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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports SlamnUisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Heather Williams Eric Wlttry John White Angela Wit ting Tiffany Criss 16 years Cathy Steward 16 years Jacob Lain 9 years Scott Clark Paul Volkmann Diane Krafka 50 Patri cia Zinkgraf Oralia Valadez Joyce Abel Sheila Jackson 40 years Krystal Luna 12 years Mon Tara Schacht 2 years Victor Cabal lero Priscilla Ann Dominguez 24 years Austin and Garrett Sacco 11 years Elizabeth Martinez Happy anniversary wishes to Berniece and Louis Berger 46 Beth and Craig Hill Heather and Steven Tyler 6 Nancy and Michael Hinson 18 years Hugo and Vivian NoWotny 50 years Ramon and Sofia Camareno Sr 33 years and Arthur and Dorothy Rust 44 years on June To have a birthday or anhiver sary listed here call 6259144 Weather looks good today Monday Beautiful weather is expect ed for today and Monday The forecast for today and Monday calls for mostly cloudy skies with a 20 percent chance of showers and thun derstorms lows in the mid 70s highs in the low 90s and a south wind of 10 mph Canyon release cut for tree removal The Army Corps of Engineers adjusted the release rate at Canyon Dam to 200 cubic feet per second of water Friday to allow Comal County officials to remove a fallen tree on the Guadalupe River inside New Braunfels The rate originally was planned at cfs After the removal of the tree the release was set at 600 cfs Sat urday and was to continue until 6 today when it would increase to cfs officials said i Corps officials said they would reassess the release rate Monday Help fight cancer maybe win a car The American Cancer Soci ety still has raffle tickets for sale for a 1997 Chevrolet Mal ibu donated by Don Maxwell Chevrolet The winning ticket will be drawn during the ACSs Starlight in Red White and Blue gala June 20 at New Braunfels Civic Center Tickets may be purchased from local businesses ACS board members and gala vol unteers Tickets cost each or for three Call 606 4115 Filing continues for NBISD election Elections for four seats on the New Braunfels Indepen dent School District board of trustees will be conducted Aug 9 and the filing period is here The election will fill the Dis trict 1 and two atlarge seats The District 4 seat also will be up for election to find some one to fill the seat for the remaining year on the term Jaime Padilla resigned in April from the District 4 seat with one year remaining on his term Sylvia Sanchez currently fills the District 1 seat Leo Chafin and Bette Spain hold the two atlarge seats Filing ends 5 June 25 To file for a place on the ballot go to the NBISD Education Center 430 W Mill St New Braunfels HeraldZoning SUNDAY 24 pages in two sections Sunday June Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Heather Williams Vol 145 No 153 The wonder years Comal officials wondering what to do with growing youth population By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Dealing with the growth in the num ber of youth has been a challenge for Comal County sheriffs deputy Eddie Tijerina Tijerina provides oncampus secu rity for Smithson Valley middle and high schools With school out and summer in full swing he said he was concerned about whether students he knew would find positive activities to fill their time instead of other troublesome paths Out west in the we have nothing for them to do No movie the aters no arcades Nothing for them to do that they have in he said If there were things like that for them to do it would be Providing activities is one aspect local law enforcement see as a way to keep the areas youth from criminal activity No serious problem exists at this time local officials said but with the county population increasing by almost 30 percent in the past five years they plan to address future needs Its become more important recent ly as state projections show that at least a quarter of the countys popula tion is under 18 years old We know that with growth comes a certain amount of other considera New Braunfels Police Chief Ray Douglas said Thats going to be a consideration pretty soon Unfor tunately were going to have more police officers Thats growing pains and progress Well have to take it Turn to Youth Page 3A HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Kyle Baker plays pool at Bobs Billiards on Trade Center Drive Saturday afternoon Whats up Onefourth of the countys pop ulation is 18 or younger Comal ISO has grown by more than 50 percent since 1990 Comal County recorded 900 births through June 11 this year New Construction In Comal County Single family dwelling home 19921997 NBISD 9 New Braunfels Comal County Appraisal J Schools grapple with expanding student bodies By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer 1992 1993 1994 1995 199G 1997 Inlamallon Courtesy ol Convil Apptalial District County youth looking for place to play By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer With a growing number of families moving into Comal County the need for more facilities and programs for the countys youth will only grow Those growing needs are evident in the Canyon Lake and Bulverde areas where the county has developed parks in both communities Leigh Ann Dees principal of Mountain Valley Intermediate School in Sattler said there was always a need in Canyon Lake for more youth activities I have seen a lot of said Dees There are more and more families moving in the com munity It is growing there are a lot of youth out There are two baseball fields at Mountain Valley not enough for the growing needs of the Canyon Turn to County Page 12A Is it getting harder and harder to find school sup plies in stock when you go shopping in August It could be because there is an increasingly higher number of students in the area vying for those note books and pencils According to the Texas State Data Center Comal Countys population jumped percent from 1990 to 1996 increasing from to as of Jan In 1990 percent of the countys population was younger than 18 The number of children in the county is contin uing to grow ask the two local school dis tricts New Braunfels Independent School District Assis tant Superintendent of Finance Lonnie Curtis said Turn to Schools Page 12A Snake causes power outage From staff reports A snake caused a power outage ear ly Saturday morning in New Braunfels The outage affected several hun dred customers who receive power from Comal Substation New Braun fels Utilities officials said The snake got into an insulator of a transformer between 2 and 3 causing the unit to short out Work crews spent about 30 minutes switch ing the load to the citys other two substations Another outage occurred midday Saturday that affected several busi nesses at Courtyard Shopping Center at Seguin Avenue and Interstate 35 A faulty cable line in the ground took work crews at least three hours to find remove from inside the conduit and then replace with a new one Accidents lead to 135 traffic woes Saturday afternoon From staff reports Several car accidents kept traffic stacked along a stretch of Interstate 35 from Schertz to FarmtoMarket 306 Saturday From about noon to 4 several minor accidents occurred between Schertz and New Braunfels New Braunfels police assisted Schertz police in redirecting traffic to 135 access roads after two minor acci dents in southeast Comal County As a result of the backup two mul ticar accidents occurred closer to town one at about at Solms Road involving three cars and one at Guadalupe Bridge involving four cars 30 minutes later police said No injuries were reported from the accidents police said Appeal in McVeigh death sentence looms Nichols trial next DENVER AP His sister wept his mother struggled to hold back tears and his father slumped in his seat But Timothy McVeigh sat expressionless his eyes fixed on the judge who read the jurys decision to sentence him to death for the Oklahoma City bombing Its McVeigh mouthed to his family as he was led out of the court room Friday afternoon He held up two fingers in a small wave and made the same gesture to the jurors who had decided he should die They stared blankly back Timothy McVeigh The trial was finally over although appeals are expected to take three years or more The sen tencing decision for murder and conspiracy came two years and 55 days after 168 people were killed and hundreds more injured in the explosion at the Alfred P Murrah Fed eral Building The deadliest act of terrorism on soil shook the nations sense of internal security and thrust antigov ernment fervor squarely into the spot light That the 29yearold McVeigh a decorated Gulf War veteran with a boynextdoor look was the suspect stunned many While McVeighs sentence will be appealed there is yet another trial to come McVeighs codefendant Ter ry Nichols is expected to be tried lat er this year on Hie same charges The jury that convicted McVeigh on June 2 deliberated for more than 11 hours over two days before deciding that he should die by injection rather than spend the rest of his life in prison District Judge Richard Matsch said he will impose the actual sen tence this summer after a July 7 dead line for motions and appeals In Oklahoma City the sentence prompted cheers from people gath ered along the fence that surrounds the site where the federal building was reduced to rubble the morning of April Wommacks celebrate Dads Day together By ABE LEVY Staff Writer This Fathers Day reminds Max Wommack of the blessings his two sons John and Max are to him A former Comal County Com missioner Court judge and retired agriculture teacher at New Braun fels High School Wommack said he enjoyed bringing up his two sons to be a part of this commu nity and learn basic family values It was very said Wommack 81 now of Seguin They were both outstanding boys and very respectful to peo John a lieutenant with the New Braunfels Police Department and Max the chief warrant officer for Comal County Sheriffs Office both chose law enforce ment careers despite their fathers efforts to persuade them to enter the agricultural field Wommack said I think law enforcement was instilled in them from former sheriff Walter he said I think he had more influence than I did but the best thing to do is let them make their own Wommack said he enjoyed going on fishing trips to the Gulf Coast and hunting in Comal County with his two sons He remembered when they both shot their first deer They both had an excited expression on their face John jumped up and down when he shot his Wommack said Turn to Wommacks Page 3A 19 1995 When Timothy McVeigh made the decision to murder maim and destroy all these people he gave up the right to be called a human being Death is obviously what he should said Kathleen Treanor whose 4yearold daughter and inlaws were killed in the blast Other victims were somber Its not going to bring back my wife and lessen my said Mike Lenz whose pregnant wife Carrie was killed HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Max Wommack in the mid dle stands with his two sons Max left and John right Both sons work in law enforcement in Comal County Legislative session leaves CISD in financial pickle See Page 4A   

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