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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Bobette Williams Joe Ajvarado 39 years Brenda Klabunde Bryan Stafford Nora Carrizales Beth Sierra Inta Alvarado Mon Mark Nuhn Mrs Marvin Schaefer Bernard Bracks Tom my Hubertus 30 years Jesse Hog Dog Rosales Kristi Dean Donna Craw ford Jerrica Magana 10 years Eliberto Medina HI Zachery Schmidt 2 Melanie Medi na 6 years Ruby Bret zke Maryann Cruz Alfredo Rosales Jr JustinCastillo and Marissa Rosales Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Raul and Louisa Munoz SO Monroe and Myrtle Weyel 1 Lee and Ruby Bretzke 60 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259 44 P Forecast calls for slight chance of rain Today Partly cloudy with less than a 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms High in the lower 90s East to southeast wind 510 mph Tonight Partly cloudy with less than a 20 percent chance of showers or thunder storms Low near 70 Monday Partly cloudy with less than a 20 percent chance of showers or thunder storms Hicjh in the lower 90s Tuesday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of after noon and evening showers or thunderstorms Highs in the 90s Lows in the 70s Wednesday and Thurs day Partly to mostly cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers or thunderstorms Highs in the 80s to near 90 Lows in the 60s Park hours changing The days for enjoying local recreation attractions are winding down The Olympic Pool and Springfed Pool in Landa Park closed for the year yesterday The Tube Shoot at Prince Solms Park will be open week ends only weather permitting The miniature golf course now is only open from 10 to 10 Saturdays and from 10 to 6 Sundays weather permitting The Landa Park paddle boats are now open from 10 to 7 only on week ends until October For more information call the parks department at 608 2160 Schlitterbahn Waterpark now is open weekends only until Sept 14 For more infor mation call 6252351 McKenna has new address McKenna Memorial Hospital now has a new address The old address 143 E Garza has changed to 600 N Union Ave Interstate 35 work continues Texas Department of Trans portation work crews are con tinuing construction of addi tional lanes to Interstate 35 between New Braunfels and Schertz Numerous exits will be closed but traffic lanes should remain open Recycle old phone 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 A number of other recyclable items can be taken to the recycling center 77 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X IIXD SAM IX 700 x x HXAS 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 X X X X X e 34 pages in four sections Sunday September m Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Bobette Williams UNDAY Vol 145 No 23 No burn ban yet but fire threat real Fire marshal urges caution when burning By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Wednesdays rains may not have been enough to completely revive the dry grass in the county but they were enough to delay a burn ban in Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willmann said most of the county recorded to inches of rain Wednesday night delaying implementation of a burn ban However he said that could change Were pretty gobc right now but were looking at it real closely each said Willmann The potential is there but the conditions are not quite to the point where we need a In the past two weeks the county reported four small grass fires The fires were brought under con trol quickly sometimes before emergency person nel even arrived and little damage was sustained Willmann said Even though the county has not had a hum ban so far this summer more rain is needed for that to con tinue During last summers drought burning was prohibited for the better part of the summer Although burning is not prohibited Willmann urged residents to use caution and offered the fol lowing advice Dont bum if you dont have to Instead take advantage of the countys recycling and mulching programs Turn to Burning Page 2A The death of a matriarch Read about the life of Mother Teresa and I how local Catholics are mourn ing her death PAGE6A 5 ubstfrute grandma Grandmother donates time at local school By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Most of the prefirst grade class sits at the front of the room singing songs with the teachers In the back of the room five students huddle around Nana oaa sofa as she reads to them Shirley Nana Streater 61 just started her second year of volun teering in the prefirstgrade class at Rahe Primary and the situation is mutually ben eficial she fills her time and helps students learn said assistant principal Teresa Kozart Students also love her added the administrator Her grandson calls her Nana so she just felt comfortable with every one calling her said Kozart Its kind of like shes everyones In March 1996 Nanas husband died and she needed something to fill her days Someone suggested she volunteer in her grandsons class she recalled I came one morning for a visit and have been here ever she said with a smile These kids have filled a 1 think 1 also sort of fillin for the grandmothers that arent there I love each and every one of them They each teach me something dif ferent about Turn to Grandmother Page 2A fuviexfo Day HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Shirley Nana Streater is surrounded by students Kyana Fischer Jessica Martinez and Cody Neckar at Rahe Elementary School in Bulverde McKenna drive gets support By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer If donations are any indication New Braunfels and Comal County are giving heart and soul to McKenna Memorial Hospitals expansion fund So far in gifts have been committed to the New Century of Caring campaign The goal of the campaign is to raise SI million of the SI I million need ed to expand the hospital Jennifer CovMngton president of Comal Healthcare Foundation said the support from the community has been tremendous We are very pleased with the support we have gotten so Covington said We have contacted many peo ple who said they will support Comal Healthcare Foundations purpose is to raise funds for the nonprofit hospital Seventyfive volunteers have given presentations and made personal visits to more than 320 local individuals and businesses Covington said What the local gifts say is this hospital is important to the Covington said Bill Cone campaign chair said the foundation has a goal of reaching 1 million by the end of the year 1 am confident we will reach our Cone said We have more than 70 volunteers who have made sub stantial raeetoface communications in the Cone said he was impressed by the support New Braunfels had given to the New Century of Caring cam paign Our expectations have been exceeded at this point in the Cone said The volunteers have made an incredible job of making their McKenna began its expansion plans this spring with the construction of an ambulatory surgical center and patient care units Those facilities opened in August The ambulatory surgical center now performs must of the outpatient or day surgeries with the purpose of reducing patient time and expense The hospitals plans for the future are to expand its crowded emergency room renovate and expand its med ical unit renovate and expand to five birthing rooms ren ovate the radiology department create a 21bed skilled nursing unit and renovate the patient services area The laboratory will be expanded to reduce the waiting time for test results and the pharmacy will be doubled in size Turn to McKenna Page 2A Get ready to clean up river Saturday By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Bring out your swimming suits and your scuba gear the Friends For Rivers annual Guadalupe River cleanup is less than a week away The cleanup will take place Saturday morning and afternoon Volunteers will clean a 20mile section of the Guadalupe River from Canyon Dam to the Interstate 35 river bridge Registration for the event will be from to at Double Rockin R Campgrounds on Loop 337 and Whitewater Sports on FarmtoMar ket 306 Friends For Rivers president David Davenport said he was expecting about volunteers for this years cleanup With this years high waters in the Guadalupe Turn to River Page 2A Triathlon traffic HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall of trlathletes competed in the Texas Hill Country Triathlon at Canyon Lake Saturday During the bike and run portions of the race traffic quite heavy on FarmtoMarket Road 2673 City council considers county recycling pact By ABE LEVY Staff Writer A proposed interlocal agreement to give Comal County the citys recy clable materials is written and set for consideration Monday before New Braunfels City Council If the agreement is approved Comal County Commissioners Court would also consider it which could lead to the city taking over the entire curbside recycling program as early as January That would end a threeyear con tract with Browning Ferris whose curbside recycling contract with the city ends January City officials said the proposed threeyear agreement could lead to expanded curbside service picking up such items as cardboard and junk mail and more direct control of the city service They also said the proposed agree meni would not cost more than the current monthly fee of with 4 cents going to the sanitation fund I think its a great thing for the city and county to work said Mayor Jan Kennady adding that she received a lot of junk mail 1 hope to get even better Heres the proposal The city would collect the mate Turn to Council Page 2A Get a preview of Comal County Fair with special section inside today   

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