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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                nside Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltunfl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Susan Bartos Deb bie Smith Juan Luna Hazel Thomas Kery Noble Frank Paul Rosales 4 Jana Rethober 25 Jill Burrowes 22 Tim Bur rowes Fritz Bohne Jr 87 Luis Fish Gonazales Tiffany Judkins 16 years and Robert John Alcman Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Elmer and Vera Dietert 50 Don and Ann Young 40 Bill and Diana Hall Sat urday and Junior and Sonia Sauceda 13 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Forecast No rain highs in the 90s Sunday Partly cloudy and hot High in the mid 90s Eastwind510mph Sunday night Clear Low in the lower 70s Monday Partly cloudy and hot High in the mid 90s Tuesday through Thursday Partly cloudy Lows in the 70s Highs in the 90s GBRA to lower Lake Dunlap Beginning Monday the water level in Lake Dunlap will be about 18 inches below nor mal so GuadalupeBlanco Riv er Authority crews can con duct a washout and inspec tion on one of the three spill gates Work will be completed by Friday and the lake level will return to normal before the Labor Day weekend People using the lake during this week are advised to use caution Recycle those old telephone books Tired of looking at a stack of old telephone books Comal Countys recycling center 4755 Texas 46 West accepts phone books and is open from 8 to Monday to Friday Other items accepted are No 1 and 2 plastics tin cans aluminum cans clear glass brown glass newspa pers magazines junk mail brown bags corrugated card board and chipboard Slow down in school zones School is back in session so drivers need to remember to slow down in speed zones Drivers are also reminded it is illegal in most situations to pass a school bus that has stopped to unload or pick up students 135 work taking place use caution Texas Department of Trans portation crews will be working on Interstate 35 this week applying a new overlay The northbound lanes through New Braunfels will be reduced to one lane so be prepared to slow down Donate to help find armed robber Local residents and busi ness still can donate to a reward fund established to help find the armed robber who shot pawn shop owner Michael Kivlin on Aug 2 Crime Stoppers is offering a reward the maximum the agency can offer The HeraldZeitung and Norwest Bank in cooperation with Crime Stoppers have created a separate fund so the ante can be increased To participate send your donation to the Michael Kivlin Reward Fund at Norwest Bank or the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa Anyone with information can call 620TIPS or 800 640 8422 New Braunfels n rx FT IK A x x x x x x x x x x x xx x x x xx xx x SUNDAY 26 pages in four sections Sunday August Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Elmer and Vera Dietert 1 i i in i i i i ii ii I Vol 145 No 203 Major John Kuntz Gunnery Sgt Katie Sllva and Secretary of the Navy John H Dalton cut the rib bon for the Marine Corps exhibit at New Braunfels Childrens Museum Saturday HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Marines land at NB museum Secretary of Navy visits here By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Youngsters who visit and play at New Braunfels Chil drens Museum will get to know more about a few good men and women Children now can try on a military fatigue uniform put on a combat helmet and hop on a jeep thanks to an exhibit put together by Marine Corps Secretary of the Navy John Dalton and museum executive director Susan Williams were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the exhibit at the Childrens Museum Satur day afternoon Dalton was in town after attending combat training exercises at Canyon Lake Turn to Museum Page 2A Cramming for a test Comal ISD hits the books to meet facility needs By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer When 700 more students show up for classes each year where to house them becomes test of plan ning and space management and its a test for which the Comal Inde pendent School District is trying to prepare CISD super intendent Jerry Major said the district is in a substantial growth mode and enrollment figures based on Thursdays attendance showed an increase of 594 students this school year Schools that might not be overcrowded now could be soon Major said if steps are not taken to ease the growing pains Opening new schools and expand ing existing campuses have helped he said but when youre growing by 700 students a year its Board of trustees president Dan Krueger said growth is a definite chal lenge in CISD I dont think anybody would ques tion in his mind that we have to do something to deal with the said Krueger Growth is really good But growth that is going so fast you cant control it can be The student population has exceed ed projections made in 1993 and CISD officials have had to make new population projections when planning for the future Administrators now expect an aver age annual growth rate of per cent Enrollment figures are expected to reach the mark this year eommtttee report HeraldZeitung photos by Michael Darnall Comal independent School District Superintendent Jerry Major stands in front of what is to be the cafeteria at Spring Branch Middle School Construction is to be finished in November Below left construction work ers tote concrete into a future classroom at Spring Branch Middle School under construction near Texas 46 and 281 Below right Raul Gonzaba works on the schools front entrance and are projected at by the 20022003 school year The question of where to house students and how to provide quality education looms large for this dis trict Major said any district should have a longterm plan but when it is facing the growth numbers like CISDs the planning becomes para mount Planning committee Krueger said trustees did not have time to look indepth at the numbers and develop a longterm plan for facil ities in the district Instead it estab lished the LongRange Planning Com mittee to analyze numbers and devel op a recommendation on how to han dle the influx of students Turn to CISD Page 5A Judge delays Naef trial until midOctober Postponement comes after witness injured in motorcycle accident By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The capital murder trial of John Charles Naef of San Antonio was rescheduled from Monday to Oct 13 because of a recent injury to a key witness court offi cials said Friday Visiting state district judge Frank Malouey approved the new trial date that the defense requested after a wit ness was injured in a motorcycle accident and had to be hospitalized The move makes the courtroom available for a hearing Thursday concerning a Houston man con victed of murdering postal carrier Debora Sue Schatz more than 10 years ago The murder case of David Isador Port who was convicted of the Harris County murder was moved to Comal County in 1985 because of a request for a change of venue Prosecutors in the Naef trial objected to the resched uling and said they felt the trial could begin Monday despite not having the witness appear The witness was scheduled to testify for the prose cution District Attorney Dib Waldrip said he had other witnesses who could provide similar testimony James Pope Naef s attorney could not be reached for comment Friday Waldrip said he believed Pope wanted the chance to crossexamine all the states witnesses including the injured witness Naef 55 was indicted almost one year ago on charges of murdering two Spring Branch residents Patrick Lamb 44 and Kelly Dougherty 33 Waldrip has said he would not be seeking the death penalty in the case Naef has pled not guilty and could face life in prison if convicted during his trial in Comal County Lake residents go to court over water Deer River customers sue developer CLWSC By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Residents of a Canyon Lake subdivision are suing the former developer saying he mis represented facts to residents regarding water availability rates and service The lawsuit was filed in the 22nd district court on Wednesday Twen tythree plaintiffs from Deer River subdivision are suing Lee R Roper Deer River his corporation Rin co of Texas Rancho del Lago Inc and Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp A temporary injunction hearing will take place at 9 Sept 18 in the 22nd District Court The plaintiffs are asking that all water rates paid to the water supply corporation be sent to the court until water system improve ments are in place for six months Roper and representatives from CLWSC maintain they have all they can to make sure the water supply sys tem is adequate Roper owned the Deer River water system until he sold it to CLWSC on April 30 1996 At that time Roper was president of the CLWSC board of directors Roper stepped down as board president earlier this year Roper said he had been Deer Rivers developer since 1985 Along with Deer River Roper sold four other subdivision water systems Rancho del Lago Crystal Heights Devils Backbone and Hillcrest Estates to CLWSC for records indicate John Benton the plaintiffs attor ney said the lawsuit was filed because Roper made claims he knew he could not deliver We are claiming fraud because of misrepresentation when he sold them the Benton said The lawsuit states that at the time the representations were made that the water supply and facilities were inad equate and he Roper knew that there was no present intention to improve them to make them adequate Defen dant knowingly made these false representations with the intent of inducing the Plaintiffs to purchase real property from him Benton said Roper has failed to deliver on three other promises as well In order to get Deer River residents to drop a rate protest before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission in October 1995 Benton said Roper promised water rates would not be raised for a considerable period of time that a minimum operating pres sure of 35 pounds of water pressure would be maintained to homes throughout the Deer River water sys tem and that Deer River system would never be sold He has not kept that Turn to Water Page 2A Meet the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1998 Page 84   

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