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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Partner to speak in San Antonio Saturday Page 1B 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZeit H009 CROP rsii E YAM MR El PASO TX run 16 pages in two sections Thursday September Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Charles M Moor Vol 145 No 226 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Hemld Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Charles M Moor 90 Cheryl Marie Brinkkoeter Carol Bursey Teresa Campos Patricia Carlson Joann Clark Frank Gonzales Debbie Meek Carol Ann Harrison Debbie Gray Rus sell McDonald 40 Christy Moore 16 Krystal Her rera and Fred Zavala Sr Happy Anniversary wishes go to Armando and Emily Villareal 26 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call6259144 Pollen Count Mold Pigweed 4 Ragweed 198 Cocklebur 4 Cedar Elm Pollen in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 294 cubic feet per sec ond down 5 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 from Wednesday Canyon Dam discharge 355 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 252 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea levej Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and no well water was used Perfect fair weather on tap through Sunday Tonight Fair skies Low in the upper 50s Light and variable wind Friday Mostly sunny High in the mid 80s North east wind near 10 mph Saturday Fair Highs in the 80s Sunday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of show ers Lows in the 60s Highs in the 80s Monday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of show ers Lows in the 60s Highs in the 80s Schools offices close for fair The Comal County Fair is here and tomorrow residents will line San Antonio Street to watch the annual parade Both local school districts will be closed Friday so teachers administrators and students can attend the fair parade and fair activities The Comal County Courthouse and New Braunfels Municipal Building also will be closed The city sanitation depart ment and the recycling crews will be working but residents are asked to place bins and trash cans out early because pickup will be earlier Road work set throughout county will be working on Hackberry Street near Katy Street Street is undergo ing repairs 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 north bound lanes are open on culverts and drainage areas has begun on FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane Work on the pavement will be delayed because of showers Comal ISD voters head to polls Nov 8 million bond proposal on ballot By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Voters in Comal Independent School District will have an opportunity on Nov 8 to decide whether the district will get the million school officials said they need to cope with the expand ing student population The CISD board of trustees Wednesday unan imously approved calling a bond election asking voters to decide on four propositions totaling and its action was met by applause The propositions will include the construction of three new schools technology top priority renovations and expansions and additional low er priority renovations as separate propositions The board threw out a proposition asking tor three new auditoriums after several trustees voiced concern about it being added late in the review stage I think its not a bad idea but I think it just came on there too said trustee John Clay The board had discussed several options for presenting the bond package the major difference being how to present the option of building a new high school Trustees Doug Nail Dan Krueger and Clay said the option approved gave voters an opportunity to object to the new high school without killing the entire package Trustees Scott Watson and Robert Loop sup ported the first bond option which included the Turn to Election Page 2A On the ballot Proposition 1 for the con struction and equipment of school buildings Proposition 2 for the con struction and equipment of a new dent high school and two elementary schools Proposition 3 for technolo gy upgrades at existing campuses Proposition 4 for renova tions and expansions of existing schools Fair amount of work See schedule and map Page 3A Shoebox Float Contest win ners Page 7A FAIR SEPTEMBER 2328 HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Brett Krause helps assemble the stands Wednesday afternoon for the Comal County Fair rodeo and fun Comal fair opens gates on rodeo action tonight By MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor Comal Countys only professional sporting event kicks off tonight and thousands are expected to turn out for some rip roarin rodeo action Some 300 cowboys some of them on their way to the national finals are riding in from across the United States to participate in the third annu al Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo at the 104th Comal County Fair according to rodeo chairman Mike Jonas Cowboys like champion calf rop er Joe Beaver calf roper Fred Whit field and saddle bronc rider Tom Reeves are expected to compete Kay Blandford third in the nation in bar rel racing also will be on hand to excite the crowds as will former all around champion Tuff Hedeman and Fredericksburgs Keith Adams ranked nationally in the top five in bull riding These highcaliber contestants also will be riding some exciting rodeo livestock The stock is Jonas said Its being produced by Terry Walls out of Stephenville Hes got some really good horses Some of these horses went to the national finals rodeo These animals had to be voted on by the riders to go to the national finals and hell have some of them Rodeo fans also will want to keep an eye out for rodeo clown Gizmo McCracken and 1995 Bullfighter of the Year McClain Jonas and a crew of about 10 vol unteers and fair members set up extra seating at Dutchman Downs Wednesday afternoon This is a professional Jonas said You cant just throw one of these things together They have standards that you have to go That extra seating will come in handy as crowds are expected to be large Were expecting about peo ple each Jonas said Saturday night theyll be hanging off the For the second year in a row the fair association is premiering bull riding with a special Sunday Bull HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Bo and Pat Bailess of Canyon Lake dance the swing during Wednesday nights Night in Old New Braunfels at the Comal County Fair Buck Out Approximately 70 bullRodeo action starts at 8 night riders wanted to compete but rodeo ly through Saturday On Sunday the organizers only allowed 50 Prize Bull Buck Out gets under way at 2 mdney totaling S is up for grabs for the top six bullriders Rodeo tickets cost at the Bate Always a favorite parade steps off at 10 Friday By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Tens of thousands of people will line the streets of New Braunfels on Friday morning to see a long time tradition The Comal County Fair Parade will start at 10 at Santa Clara Avenue and San Antonio Street near the old HEB store The parade will proceed east on San Antonio Street go around the right side of the plaza continue east on San Antonio Street over the Comal River bridge and turn on Liberty Avenue before ending in Prince Carl Solms Park X 1 HeraldZeitung graphic by Michael Darnall The parade will start near the old HEB Street along the right side of the plaza con store at the corner of Santa Clara Avenue tinue on San Antonio Street over Comal and West San Antonio Street at 10 The River bridge and turn left on Liberty Avenue parade will travel east on San Antonio before ending at Prince Solms Park County Commissioner Danny Scheel fair parade cochairman said a record number of entries were expected to participate in the parade 1 think we are looking at the biggest parade Scheel said We are looking at over 200 Turn to Parade Page 3A Trustees adopt tax rate increase CISD tax bills still will drop some next year By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees Wednesday night approved a 9 cent increase in the tax rate taking it to The board last month approved a budget totaling million Super intendent Jerry Major told the board the maximum tax rate was set at and that is what it would take to fund the budget As you know from the work with the budget thats the rate were rec Major told the board Even with the rate of per S100 valuation the district will have to use about S of the million in the fund balance like a savings account to balance the million budget CISD director of finance Abel Cam pos said being short on revenue did not concern him because spending should turn out lower than projected leaving money to make up for the bud get shortfall Thats what were hoping but to balance the budget on paper were saying well cover it with fund bal Campos said Campos said the increase in the tax rate was largely due to the loss of state funding He said the district lost about million because of increased prop erty values that make the district appear rich by the states standards He said the tax rate would actually have to go to to make up all the funds The doesnt even get us to Turn to Tax Rate Page 2A Fire officials look into blazes cause By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County fire officials still are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a rental house in the Smith son Valley area Wednesday morning Comal County Deputy Fire Marshal Al Bohne said he was still investigat ing the fire which awakened local fire fighters at Wednesday The fire occurred at 7034 Devonshire Dri ve in the Whispering Hills subdivision off of FarmtoMarket 311 The Spring Branch Bulverde and Canyon Lake volunteer fire depart ments and BulverdeSpnng Branch EMS responded to the fire Bohne said no one was in the house when the fire occurred The house was Bonne said It was up for Firefighters could not save the house Turn to Fire Page 2A Bush rejects allegations of race bias regarding pardons Page 5A   

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