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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sports Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Clint Zengler 18 Reagan Sara Autumn Koepp Flo Pacharztna Deborah Werth Paula Brecjewater Martle Rodriguez Rebecca Sierra Car olyn Brucks Jonathan Meurin Eliarene Sisak Deborah Grote 40 Danny Garcia Steve Holbrook 13 years and Margaret Persohn Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Liz and Glenn Coker 40 Mr and Mrs Reyes Tor res 39 Edward and Maria Santudlo 56 years and Carla and Lance Reid 1 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Chance off rain cooler temperatures Today Mostly cloudy and cooler with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunder storms Highs in the mid 80s Northeast winds near 10 mph Monday Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms Highs in the 80s Tuesday and Wednes day Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Lows in the 60s Highs in the 80s Visit Gruene Market Days today Old Gruene Market Days will take place today from 10 to 6 in historic Gruene There will be more than 100 vendors on hand featuring a variety of arts and crafts items Lookout for road work Motorists driving around town need to be on the look out for work crews in the fol lowing areas crews will be prepar ing Hackberry Street near Katy Street for additional con struction and reshaping Department of Transportation crews are con tinuing work to expand Inter state 35 between Solms Road and FarmtoMarket 3009 No lanes will be closed but southbound exits with the exception of FM 482 will be closed All northbound lanes are open soon will begin FM 1 102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane and traffic will likely be reduced to one lane this week Seguin slates housing fair The city of Seguin the Seguin Housing Authority and the Seguin Board of Realtors will sponsor the second annual Seguin Housing Fair from 1 30 to Tuesday at the SeguinGuadalupe County Coliseum The fair will help res idents from all income groups achieve homeownership Car collector show continues today The 46th semiannual Greater San Collector Car Auction and Show will take place today at Wursthalle in New Braunfels Gates open at 9 and the auction will be at 10 Admission is daily for adults and daily for children Chil dren younger than 5 years old get in free The show will fea ture 1931 Duesenberg J183 LeBaron Phaeton and a 1968 Dodge Charger twodoor hard top owned by John Schneider Schools out Friday for the fair Its time for the Comal Coun ty Fair Both local school dis tricts will be closed Friday so that teacheis administrators and students can attend the fair parade and fair activities New Braunfels 11009 rnm F SUNDAY 32 pages in four sections Sunday September Serving the Comal County area for morethan 145 years Home of Clint Zengler Vol 145 No 223 Saddlin up for 104th Comal fair Crowds flock to fairgrounds starting Tuesday By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer FAIR SEPTEMBER 2328 See Schedule and Page 2A The carnival grounds will open Tuesday kicking ofTthe 104th Annual Comal County Fair and this years event should offer plen ty of entertainment for local residents Comal County Fair Association president Hal Herbelin Jr said the fair typically drew about He said with pleasant weath er expected at least through Friday this year should be no different We have an excellent turnout but unfortunately depends 90 percent on the he said We should be OK this Herbelin said there would be plenty of excitement and entertainment for all ages at this years fair Events include a bull buckout on Sunday an expanded antique tractor show a chili cookoffand plenty of livestock exhibits In fact livestock entries were being turned away because of lack of space he said This year also will mark the first Comal County Fair Kiddie Pedal Pull at the antique tractor pull The pull will begin at on Sept 27 and trophies will be awarded for first and second places in each weight class The PRCA rodeo drew a large crowd last year and Herbelin said the high quality show should be just as successful this year We will be attracting contestants from 30 or 40 different he said We should Juan Pineda power sweeps the dance slab at the Comal County Fairgrounds Saturday morning The fair amusement midway will open Tuesday evening and Crossroads is on the entertain ment sched ule HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Ashley Sitta a Canyon High School sophomore tips her hat to judges during the modeling portion of the Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest Saturday morning The winner of the contest will be announced Thursday evening during the first night of rodeo competition have some Canadian cowboys as Fairgoers will notice some changes this year in the Comal Corral where entertainment and dances take place said Herbelin The bandstand area was doubled a new drink stand was built and the dancing area was increased by 25 percent A new lighting sys tem also was installed he said Wliat were trying to do is not only improve the grounds for the fair but to make it more attractive for other events as said Herbelin The fair wouldnt be the same without the traditional parade on Friday Parade cochair man Danny Scheel said about 150 entries are expected in this years parade but some of those multiple entries He said the list of entries included six marching bands four trucks with music groups or disc jockeys the Gary Job Corps and floats from cities Turn to Fair Page 2A CISD mulls bond vote this week From staff reports Comal Independent School District trustees could take action Wednesday calling for a bond election to fund building and renovation projects in the district I think at this point we have all the information we need and are probably ready to move said board president Dan Krueger The latest recommendation presented to the board ear lier this month called for four propositions on a bond ballot totaling S million The board spent rough ly three hours reviewing that recommendation The first proposition for roughly S81 million called for renovations and expansions three new schools and technology for the new campuses The board debated at length whether to present the proposition as is or whether to break the high school issue out separately to Turn to CISD Page 2A No major injuries reported in bus mishap By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Ten Carl Schurz Elementary students taken to McKen na Memorial Hospital after their bus was involved in an accident Friday morning were treated and released The bus was on its routine route at about Fri day and was transporting fourthand fifthgraders from Car Schurz Elementary when it backed into a pickup truck at FarmtoMarket 725 and Meadow Crest He had gone by the regular bus stop and didnt see any said New Braunfels Independent School District public information officer Leslie Kriewaldt Just as he was driving past some kids came out so he put the bus in reverse to pick them Kriewaldt said that when the bus started backing up it hit a pickup truck that was in its blind spot Kriewaldt said there were about 30 students on the bus at the time of the accident Eight of the students were transferred by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Sen ices to McKenna Memorial Hospital as a precau tion The remaining students were picked up by another bus and taken to school she said Once at school two more students began to complain of aches and were sent to the nurses office and were taken to the hospital by their par ents Kriewaldt said all 10 children had been released by midafternoon It was kind of a precaution that if they did have any kind of ache or pain they got it looked at to make sure it wasnt she said Kriewaldt said the driver of the bus was shaken up but did not receive injuries The driver to the pickup truck also was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital as a precau tion Kriewaldt suid that while notifying parents of those stu dents sent to the hospital was i priority the parents of all the students involved were notified and school staff worked wonderfully at calling the parents Notifying a few of the parents took a little longer because of telephone numbers given to the school were not current she explained She said this was a good time to remind parents to update numbers for contacting them during the day Hot weather turns milder today Cooler temps come in time for autumn By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer After suffering through temperatures that soared into upper 90s this past week local residents can expect much cooler temperatures during the first week of tail The mercury soared to 100 degrees on Sept 9 and 99 degrees on Sept 3 the hottest days this month so far The cooler temperatures could not have come at a better time as fall will begin on Monday at National Weather Service meteorol ogist Jim Ellis said temperatures will drop by about 10 degrees today The forecast calls for a high of 85 degrees today That forecast is supposed to stay the same for the rest of the week It looks like for Monday Tuesday and Wednesday we will have tempera tures slightly below normal in the low er to mid 80s during the daytime with overnight lows in the mid Ellis said The forecast for Thursday and Friday look the same Ellis said Ellis said weather conditions are changing because of a new front It is coming from the northwest in what we call the Pacific Ellis said It is cool but not as cold as opposed to the systems that originate from Cana da and the Arctic Pacific systems give us the best chances for In fact New Braunfels and Comal County residents could expect some rain this week There is a 40 percent chance of rain on Monday and 30 per cent on Tuesday HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Kenneth McMahan carries his daughter Taylor across the Comal River on his back last week during the hot weather Swimming will be a bit dif ficult today with temperatures cooling into the 70s and 80s Local business 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