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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Birthday from The New Braunfets Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Carleton Donop Barbara Smart Irene Zapata Michael Wayne Dietert Mary beth Brubaker 10 years Rosalie Zamorripa 5 yean old Candy Lapaglia Randy Cole Judi Eager Amanda Marie Kennedy 4 yean Joyce Garnett 84 years Virginia Wilson belat Rayanna Benitez 12 yean Carol Johnson Gilbert Guerrero Rachael Sosa 40 years Happy Anniversary wishes go out to G C and Iva LUley 51 Gary and Marion Gaston 25 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Exercise your right to vote starting Monday Early voting begins Monday for two separate elections All registered voters can vote on a constitutional amendment to increase the amount of home stead exemptions when deter mining school taxes Residents in the New Braun fels Independent School District are also filling two atlarge seats and the district 1 and 4 seats Early voting runs through Aug 5 with the election being con ducted Aug 9 CISD students begin registration this week The registration period for the various Comal County schools begins this week and next week The dates and times vary among schools and grades so find out when your child regis ters Children will need to have cur rent immunization records Con tact the Comal County public health office at 6205595 for clin ic days and times Kelp is available for area flood victims Comal County was declared area earlier this week which means assistance is available to help residents recover from recent flooding For information on the types of assistance available residents can visit the disaster recovery center at 950 FarmtoMarket 78 in Schertz from 10 to 7 Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 Sunday Anyone not wanting to travel to Schertz can call 18004629029 TTY 18004627585 for help Memorize those new area code digits With the area code changing residents need to remember to make necessary changes for a smooth transition Telephone numbers on business cards let terhead and personal checks need to be changed Cellular telephones fax machines and computers also may need to be reprogrammed After Oct 6 the 210 area code for the Comal County area will no longer work Skies have a little of this a little of that A slight chance of showers will hang around for the next couple of days Todays fore cast calls for mostly cloudy skies in the early morning turning partly cloudy as the day pro gresses The high will reach the mid 90s and there is 20 per cent chance of showers or thunderstorms A southeast wind will be blowing at 5 to 10 mph Sunday night will be mostly cloudy by midnight with a 20 percent chance of mostly evening showers or thunder storms and a low in the mid 70s Mondays forecast will be a carbon copy of Sundays including the 20 percent chance of afternoon showers or thun derstorms X XX X X XX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X MXD SAW ANTONIO TX x x TEXAS MIXED x x PINK A X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X SUNDAY YAHDRU W n PMMJ TX 79903 28 pages in two sections Sunday July Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years k ie ui Michael Wayne Dietert Vol 145 No 178 Large facility needed say some but paying for it another matter By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer In the hit movie Jerry Maguire a pro football player asked his sports agent to show him the money When talk of a new civic or convention center comes up in New Braunfels the ques tion is sure to come up Who will show the money Will it be the city the public private business or all of the above The current civic center on Seguin Avenue completed in 1971 seats up to people Some say that if New Braunfels is going to attract more conventions to the city a new larger facility needs to be built Some people say a new facility should be built to accommodate the increasing high school populations Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools have had to conduct grad uations outside in their football stadium The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees recently moved the gradu ations to Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio Administrators said that if inclement weather threatened the graduation ceremonies they would have to use high school gymna sium facilities that are too small Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce President Michael Meek said he pre ferred to have the private sector pay for any possible center A private developer would come in and take all the financial risks and provide all the benefits to the Meek said Oth erwise the facilities would be very expen sive and the citizens would be taking all the financial Building a bigger civic center alone would not be enough to bring conventions and meet ings to the city Meek said Turn to Money Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Built in 1971 the New Braunfels Civic Center can seat up to people While many say the area has grown to need a bigger facility opinions vary on whether the New Braunfels area has grown big enough to afford one Need for larger convention center parallels growth in county By ABE LEVY Staff Writer On a typical weekend the New Braunfels Civic Center is swarming with participants in business trade shows fundraising dinners or annual community conventions The facility on Seguin Avenue draws up to residents and visitors at a time Their cars fill every nook of the adjacent parking space and extend to the nearby Municipal Building parking lot or neighbor ing streets But what was built in the early 1970s with a city bond election has become inadequate some have said The time to consider a larger facility is looming Few would disagree especially with the estimated population of New Braunfels HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Local onventioneerscram the Civic Center at the 1996 Small Business Trade Show expected to double in 20 years But paying for a new building has brought public servants to conjure up the words bond election The only way to fund this is for the citi Civic Center history October 1967 New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and City Development Board recommend a bond proposal for a seat civic center costing an estimated be presented to New Braunfels voters February 1968 by a margin of 72 votes New Braunfelsers approve the sale of bonds to build the civic center December 1971 New Braunfels Civic Center dedicated zens to put an X in the appropriate said Jan Kennady in her second year as may or of New Braunfels We are large enough and certainly ready to have a convention space I think if we built it people would Turn to Civic Center Page 2A Canyon Lake pilots plans no secret family says By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor Andrew Stahl left word of his flight plans with his family and the owner of his rental plane before he took off on what became his last flight according to Judy Schlichting Stahls sisterinlaw The 48yearold Canyon Lake man was found dead Wednesday where his Mooney fixedwing aircraft had crashed in Webster Parish according to Associate Press reports Schlichting said Stahl was flying a small aircraft in noncontrolled air space and therefore was not required to file a flight plan with the FAA Stahl took off from the New Braunfels Airport at about 5 Tuesday Schlichting said en route to Clarksville Term He informed the owner of the plane Tom White where he was going and when he expect ed to arrive she said He was a very competent business man and a com petent Schlichting said He was an Air Force bomber pilot Hed been flying for 25 Schlichting said Stahl also told his wife his flight plans He said I will call you no later than she said Stahls wife Jacqueline Stahl began to worry at Tuesday when she did not hear from her husband Schlichting said She called the appropriate agencies aad the air plane Schlichting said including the Federal Aviation Administration and the Comal County Sher iffs Office Jacqueline Stahl was not informed her husbands body had been found until 2 Thursday Schlichting said According to Associate Press reports the crash site was located at about 4 Wednesday There are a lot of questions to be Schlichting said Two two two votes in one By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Voters across the county can start heading to the polls Monday to participate in elections that will affect their pocketbooks and their representation on the New Braunfels Indepen dent School District board of trustees See Inside tered voters through out the county are eligible to vote in the Aug 9 special elec tion for a constitu tional amendment The ballot will ask voters whether they League of Women Voters vot ing guide Pages 1415A Campaign Notes Page 3A Turn to Voting Page 2A Birth of triplets has Addingtons running the gamut of human emotions No its not a baseball team its the Adcllngton fami ly Triplets Tucker Sadie and Brandt were all born at McKenna Memorial Hospital to Heather Jason and new big terTeal Addlngton Mother and babies are taring just fine pad HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall By CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Jason Addington remembers what hap pened when he found out he and his wife Heather were going to have triplets Well he sort of remembers Everybody at work said 1 turned as white as a Jason said recalling the phone call tron his wife after she saw the sono gram at the doctors office Man I had to take a Tucker Sadie and Brandt Addington arrived into this world at and respectively on Wednesday at McKenna Memorial Hospital None of the three offered comment on their new situa tion Heather Addington was understandably tired after carrying the babies for almost 36 weeks and undergoing major surgery when she delivered tyiem by Caesarian section Jason Addington flitted in and oui and around the hospital room displaying a seem ingly unlimited supply of nervous energy Though their outside appearances may differ a strong sense of pride and joy radi ated from both parents Heather Addington a thirdgrade teacher at Sts Peter and Paul School said her great est concern during her pregnancy was the babies health She said her doctor pre scribed lots of rest and lots of food as aids to help maintain the babies health and help her carry the babies to tern 1 spent five weeks at University Hospi tal because of premature she said The greatest threat to the babies survival was premature She said she was admitted to University because of their ability to care for babies born prematurely Fortunately her hard work was rewarded when all three babies were born healthy Tucker weighed in at 5 pounds 11 ounces Sadie was 4 pounds 13 ounces and Brandt tipped the scales at 5 pounds 13 ounces The Addingtons 5yearold daughter Teal said her new brothers and sisters were nice babies She has three baby dolls of her own two boys and a girl that correspond to her new siblings Maternal grandparents of the triplets are Ron and Joyce Evans of Bentonville and formerly of New Braunfels Paternal grandparents are Roger and Car olyn Addington of New Braunfels Jason Addington employed at the Wal Mart distribution center said the family is grateful for the support they have received and is hoperul for the support they will need in the future The church has been great the school has been great everybody has been wonder he said It truly has been a Is New Braunfels for tourists or for New Braunfelsers Page 4A
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