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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Fraulein Valleyfest schedule Page 1B New Braunfels 1 9 9 X XX XX XX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X MXD SAN ANTONIO TX 780 x x TEXAS MIXED x PINK A XX X X X X X XX X XX X XX X XX X 2627 EL PASO TX 79903 26 pages in three sections Friday August Serving Coma County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Vol 145 No 207 Inside Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Janis Bodemann Jesus Jesse Aleman Ali son Malik Tina Parks Majestic Lee Maldon ado Betty Eicken horst Marley Grace Jones 1 Danny Oldani 6 years lima Grouchy Greg Naizer 30 Tony Valadez Dago Sanchez Alexandra Morales Benjamin L Sanchez Jose Morales Sarah Floor 25 TUlie Zimmer man 82 years belated and Gary Erden Happy Anniversary wishes go to Jaime and Esme De Leon 5 Tommy and Ceretta Daum Larry and Sue Schwab and Otto and Tillie Zimmerman 21 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Grass Ragweed Pigweed 10 Pofen measured in parts per cubic meter of River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 9 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 03 from Wednesday Canyon Dam discharge 465 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 311 cfs dinybri Late feet above sea New BraurrfelB Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and million gallons of well water were used Forecast Partly cloudy and hot Tonight Mostly clear Low in the mid 70s Southeast wind 51 Omph Friday Partly cloudy High in the mid 90s South east wind near 10 mph Fri day night mostly clear Low in the mid 70s Saturday Partly cloudy High in the mid 90s Labor Day weekend Partly cloudy Lows in the mid 70s Highs in the mid and upper 90s The high reached 98 Thurs day while the low was 72 Take care traveling over the weekend Highways will be busy this weekend with travelers head ing to various destinations for the Labor Day holiday Leave early and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destina tion Dont forget to buckle up and dont drink and drive Clean up the Lower Quadalupe The annual Friends For Rivers Lower Guadalupe Riv er Cleanup will be Sept 13 Landbased water and diving volunteers are needed Regis tration will be from to at Double Rockin1 R on Loop 337 or Whitewater Sports on FarmtoMarket Road 306 Volunteers are wel come to a party and meal afterward at Cypress Bend Park For information call 6290939 MeKeraia Memorial has new address McKenna Memorial Hospi tal now has a new address The old address 143 E Garza has changed to 600 N Union Ave AG signs Comal Triad pact HeraldZeltung photo Michael Darnall Attorney General Dan Morales far right speaks to a crowd at Comal County Senior Citizens Center with Triad partners and area law officers from left Garden Ridge Police Chief Walt Meyers New Braunfels Police Chief Ray Douglas and Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder Effort aimed at protecting seniors By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Local dignitaries and senior citi zens welcomed Texas Attorney Gen eral Dan Morales to New Braunfels Thursday afternoon for the signing of the Comal County Triad pact Morales put his signature on the pact at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center in front of about 80 people The Comal County Triad is a coop erative effort between senior citizens and the Comal County Sheriffs Office New Braunfels Police Depart ment and Garden Ridge Police Department THeViad pact was created so senior citizens and law enforcement offi cials could work together to prevent senior citizens from being victims of crimes Sheriff Bob Holder opened the cer emony Our purpose is to make sure we are there for our senior Holder said The attorney general said he believed the Comal County Triad pro gram would be successful I appreciate the willingness of Comal County law enforcement to participate in Morales said I think this is one of the most success ful most productive efforts Morales said his office had been targeting telemarketing fraud which has become a billion a year busi ness nationwide according to Fed eral Bureau of Investigation statis tics Telemarketing fraud has grown to be the No 1 consumer he said Triad pacts established in Comal County and statewide will give seniors a chance to protect themselves from Turn to Triad Page 2A Another brick in the wall Comal ISD growth plan has myriad of requests By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Coat hooks for art strips for covered playgrounds for each and a food services test kitchen for those are some of the items requested by Comal Independent School Dis trict schools Administrators and a special ad hoc cofn mittee are culling through the requests looking for items to cut CISD trustees appointed a Long Range Planning Com mittee in January The series pourriof committee report committees charge was to find a way for CISD to handle growth and evaluate current buildings In addition to a plan to handle the influx of students the committee developed a list of renovations and improvements for campuses Kent Niemann with planning consultants Pfluger Associates said campus representa tives and principals were given question naires about what each campus needed He said survey teams were sent to each school to look at code compliance and physical needs That allowed the staff to have good and bad input into what they needed or he said Niemann said lists of requests then were prioritized by school officials and consul tants The requests were ranked into three priority categories and added to the growth plan HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Comal Elementary students Casey Stidham and Teanna Mulkey move their way around the playground Thursday The original recommendation which included expansions renovations and new schools totaled million Last week trustees created another com mittee to study the report and that group is Turn to CISD Page 3A TxDOT gives second look at 135 expansion Local leaders address transportation commission By ABE LEVY Staff Writer AUSTIN The Texas Transportation Commission told its staff Thursday to study projects on Interstate 35 through Comal County a move that could lead to expansion of the entire highway through New Braun fels A group of local officials including State Sen Jeff Wentworth traveled to Austin Thursday to lobby for approval of money for a 3mile portion of 135 that was not included in this years state highway funds Approval of that project would result in eight lanes of 135 going through New Braunfels The commission approved the Unified Transportation Program for billion in state road projects for fiscal years 1998 to 2001 The projects represent 33 percent of requests made statewide this year officials said The unfunded portion of 135 which extends from Texas 46 to FarmtoMarket Road 306 currently remains on the priority two list That means rightofway acqui sition and design work would continue but no construc tion is funded The Texas Department of Transportation staff will return a report on the Comal County projects at its Sept 28 meeting in Austin Commissioner Anne Wynne told the transportation commission staff to review the entire stretch of the high way to see what projects were funded We want to go back into 1996 to see exactly what seg ments were funded I dont want to leave out she told TxDOT staff Wentworth whose district includes New Braunfels told the commission the section was causing traffic acci dents increased pollution and discouragement of tourism in New Braunfels We were a little surprised the money wasnt approved Turn to TxDOT Page 2A Bulverde area residents meet to discuss incorporation By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer BULVERDE When Lezlie Cravens and her family moved from San Antonio to Bulverde six months ago she thought she would not have to deal with San Antonio problems any more But after Thursday nights town hall meeting at the new Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coopera tive auditorium Cravens said she realized Bul verde could become a part of San Antonio with in the next few years She was one of more than 100 people who showed up to discuss incorporating Bulverde as a city Cravens said she was a convert to the idea of incorporation I wasnt really sure incorporation was the way to go because 1 was naive enough to think that since we moved out of Bexar County that San Antonio wouldnt get us she said That is completely Cravens was one of many who signed up at the end of the meeting to help on committees and vol unteer time for the incorporation effort Most of the people in the audience were resi dents from the Bulverde Hills and Bulverde Estates subdivisions on Bulverde Road west of 281 Thursdays meeting was called to discuss the feasibility of incorporating the two subdivisions into a city Residents voiced concerns that if San Antonio annexed more territory along 281 Bulverde would be in San Antonios extra territorial juris diction San Antonio plans to annex Stone Oak subdi vision before the end of this year extending the Turn to Bulverde Page 2A Offices closed for Labor Day In observance of the Labor Day holiday several local offices will be dosed so start running thoe errands now Building and the Comal County Will DC crews witt be working Monday However residents are urged to t their bins and trash cans out i trw curb as possible the evening before wW be working The county rural recycling program will be closed Monday Postal units will be closed on Monday with the exception of the Airport Mail Facility in San Anto nio There will be no distribution to Post Office poxes on Monday Mail will not be collected from collection boxes unless a holi day collection is indicated on the Most banks will be closed Schools witt not have classes Monday because of the Labor Day holiday Hardware store tests tool knowledge Contest has visitors scratching heads over antique instruments By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Two black boxes sit side by side The boxes resemble light switches theyre not Its up to Henne Hardware visitors to figure out exactly what they are Henne Hardware office manager Bill Rutkin said the stores display window has been lined with 56 antique hardware items that were common tools years ago Some date back as far as 1857 and all were sold during the stores 140 years of business he said Turn to Hardware Page 2A HeraJdZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Shoppers at Henne Hardware can test their knowl edge of antique tools through Sept 20 Eye doctors using lasers to treat nearsightedness Page 8A   

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