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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Day Stammtiscn Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung TheMew Braunfels Herald ituHfe extends the following Dirthday wishes to Gwen Wilkinson Sandra Still Casey Maguslah Jessica Sample 14 years Christopher Mor ihew 8 years Carl Terry Idus Gipson Mon Ryan Hopkins 12 years old Betsy Cunning lam Jeanne Juarez Rhonda Schmidt rene Schwarz Eric Young Lloyd West ervelt 76 years Candlce Lehr 20 years old Sarah Petta 5 years Mike Smetanka 65 years Kelly Rotzler 9 years old Joseph Luna 3 years Gilbert Guerrero III 17 years old Rudy Guerrero Jr Mary Alice Martinez Mon Cindy Cantu Riley Mon Tanya Castilleja Satur Fran Franey Happy anniversary wishes to Jim and Janet Williams Mr and Mrs Tom Cook 23 Mr and Mrs Jay Bueche 8 years Archie and Liz Culpepper 43 years Satur James and Nancy Fos ter 22 years Mr and Mrs David Camareno 25 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 NBISD hopefuls should file now or hold peace Wednesday is the last day for individuals to make up their minds whether or not to file for the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees Two atlarge seats the District 1 seat and the remaining year on the Districts seat are up for election Anyone still wishing to file has until 5 Wednesday to com plete the paperwork at the Edu cation Center 430 W Mill St To be eligible to file the potential can didate must have been a resident of the state for 12 months and a resident of the trustee district for six niionths prior to the last date on viiich the candidate could file for a place on the ballot Early voting for the seats will begin in July First the good news about closures on Interstate 35 Work crews are continuing con struction of additional lanes to Interstate 35 between New Braun fels and Schertz That was the good news The notsogood news is that the only exits for southbound traffic are Solms Road in southeast New Braunfels and FarmtoMarket Road 2252 in west Schertz Grab the phone before grabbing the tube The Army Corps of Engi neers has received approval to deviate from the plan of regulation far water releases from Canyon Dam The following rate releases apply unless rainfalls in the area or inflow rates dictate otherwise and could impact downstream con trol limits 909 to 910 mslrelease 100 cubic feet of water per second cfs more than requested by GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity but not more than 350 cfs 910 to msl release 700 cfs daily to 911 msl release cfs during the week and reduce rate to 700 cfs on the weekends 911 msl and above normal flood i releases according to the plan of regulation Foi current information con cerning flow rates on the Guadalupe River contact the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 18005722626 Rains force late delivery for HeraldZeitung Numerous road closures pre vented HeraldZeitung delivery personnel from getting some newspapers to their destinations on time today New Braunfels SUNDAY 26 pages in two sections Sunday June Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years I Ofl32 M009 80WEST M 1CROPUBLISHI NO 2627 YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Vbl 145 No 158 And the rains came HeraldZeitung photos by Michael Darnall Comal County swift water rescue team and New Braunfels EMS evacuate sever al families from their home near York Creek and Old Bastrop Roads in south east Comal County Saturday evening Unexpected thunderstorms that devel oped over Comal Bexar Guadalupe Counties sent many residents running for high ground There is a 50 percent chance of rain today A minivan is submerged in a creek near Engel Road Saturday afternoon after its driver was swept off the road into a drainage ditch The minivan quickly filled with water The person was res cued within minutes by the Guadalupe County Volunteer Fire Department Storm wreaks havoc By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Flash flooding closed roads through Comal and surrounding counties Saturday night stranding motorists and stretching law enforce ment manpower to the limit How ever no injuries were reported in Comal County by press time Comal County Sheriffs officers rescued residents from the roof of a Caney Creek Road home said Comal County Sheriffs Office dispatcher Denise Reeder Our wet team is out there along with New Braunfels Reeder said Numerous numerous roads have been closed but the vehicle acci dents have been she said The National Weather Service ini tially issued a flash flood warning through Saturday We reissued it just because of all the rain effective until said meteorologist David Schu macher Saturdays rainfall had accumu lated to more than four inches at the New Braunfels Airport Schumacher said Someone called in and reported that out 46 just past Clear Springs they had 1 inches in an he said At 10 the Army Corps of Engineers reported the Canyon Dam outflow to be cubic feet per second Rain is likely to continue pelting the area before it quits Schumacher said That upper low that is causing this is not forecast to move on he said Well probably continue with a pretty good chance through Skies are expected to clear by midweek Schumacher said Comal County closings FarmtoMarket 1863 Blanco Road Huaco Springs Road River Road FarmtoMarket 482 FarmtoMarket 1101 FarmtoMarket 2252 Fischer Store Road Cypress Cove Road Nacogdoches Road Live Oak Street Hunter Road Gruene Road Guadalupe County closings Friesenhahn Road FarmtoMarket 477 FarmtoMarket 467 Lem Allen Baker Sherrill Road Lower Seguin at Cibolo Creek Wier Road Schaeffer Road Laubach Road Barbarosa Road York Creek Crossing Country Lane Prairie Lee FarmtoMarket 466 Redwood Road Guadalupe County high water Old Seguin Luling at Creek Zuehl Crossing Ulrich Engei and Schmucks FarmtoMarket 2438 and Mill Creek FarmtoMarket 1183 Green Valley Still Meadow Lakeside Pass Old Bastrop Road Single Oak FarmtoMarket 1044 Klein Road Pioneer Road Towncreek Tolle East Zipp Woelke Schwarzlose Source Comal County Sheriffs Office Guadaluple County Sheriffs Office Budget immigration top Smiths list By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer New Braunfels residents had a chance Saturday to hear and question Congressman Lamar Smith during a town hall meeting at the Comal Coun ty Senior Citizens Center Smith RSan Antonio represents part of New Braunfels and all of Comal County in the 21st Congres sional District He talked about a vari ety of issues from a balanced budget immigration and Social Security to family values The federal budget was high on Smiths priority list It will be the first time in 29 years we will have a balanced Smith said of the current federal bud get plan if it should pass Congress and be signed by the President When we reduce the deficit from to billion that reduces interests rates across the Lower interest rates mean families can finance purchases such as new homes Smith said The fiveterm congressman said tax es for Americans will be reduced in the budget Four years ago we had the largest tax increase Smith said referring to President Clintons deficit reduc tion package in 1993 We are trying to make up for the sins of Smith said families who have a child under 17 years of age will get a per child tax credit People who own stocks and bonds will see a reduction in their capital gains taxes Over the next 10 years the estate tax exemp tion will be raised from to million Smith said Altogether we are moving in the right direction to where we want to he said It is a good first step in balancing the budget and reducing tax es and reducing interest The Congress and the President share the goal of balancing the budget in five years Smith said The congressman promised more immigration reforms Smith said he wanted to reduce substantially the number of illegals crossing the nations borders Smith is the chairman of the House subcommittee on immigration He said Texas leads in the number of illegal aliens who are federal prisoners Smith HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Starlight Gala Ramon and Bertha Chapa try a few new steps at the Starlight in Red White and Blue Gala to benefit the Comal County unit of the American Cancer Society Turn to Smith Page 2A Presidents time could be better spent than on   

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