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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZeit 12 pages in one section Tuesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Shealee Brumfiold 21527 PASO Tx Vol 145 No 244 Inside Market Dear Stain mtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Shealee Brumfield Keri DuBose Poppy Hirsch Viola Jonas Jessica Upton Pam Brandt and Mandy Lynn Sanchez 18 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Molds Ragweed Cedar Pigweed 6 Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 317 cubic feet per sec ond up 9 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 from Monday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow not available Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface waterMonday and gallons of well water Weather turning cooler tonight Tonight Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms Low near 60 Wind becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain High in the mid 70s Northeast wind 510 mph Thursday through Sat Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers Highs in the 70s to near 80 Lows in the 50s to near 60 Watch for road work in area Texas 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 Crews are working on FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane Expect delays and lane closures and pay attention to signage and flagmen In addition to routine repairs county crews will be working on Barbarosa Lane The roads will remain open to traffic Red Cross sets open house Red Cross staff and volun teers at the New Braunfels Service Center San Antonio Area Red Cross volunteers and staff and folks from Comal Gonzales Guadalupe and Kendall counties will par ticipate in an open house from 2 to 7 Thursday at 100 Main Plaza suite 110 in New Braunfels Get ready for college night Smithson Valley High School will host an areawide college night from 7 to 9 Thursday in the schools com mons area Students from any school in the tricounty area are invited to attend SVHS is located at 14001 Texas 46 West in Spring Branch Forum for the future Master plan gathering draws moderate community response On their minds Expanding work bound programs Tech prep Restructuring consoli dation of school districts Establish landscaped buffer zones Need for sidewalks on major roadways Identify public and pri vate funds for housing Develop an entertain ment district Secure additional water supply natural resources Reduce and control noise pollution Insure that future housing needs are met Maintain areas for parks and green belts Develop multiuse trails for hiking biking Consider building soc Tum to Minds Page 2 HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Mayor Jan Kennedy speaks to the crowd at New Braunfels High School Monday night about the citys comprehensive plan A crowd of less than 250 turned out for the community forum By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Residents of New Braunfels sub committee members and local offi cials gathered in groups at New Braunfels High School Monday night to combine their visions for the future into a blueprint for progress Presented in an open forum to the community for review discussion and further input by community members the New Braunfels master plan meeting attracted a modest number of residents and subcom mittee members who discussed city growth and development in terms of affordable housing limited water supply and how to bring more high wage jobs into the county About 70 residents several offi cials and 160 subcommittee mem bers who have been studying nine areas that comprise the master plan converged in NBHS cafeteria at They later met in smaller groups to interact and voice indi vidual concerns Participants wrestled with ideas such as restructuring the consolida tion of school districts and attracting big business to the community to create better higherpaying jobs Others talked about preserving green space and making bike trails while some participants focused on COMMUNITY FORUM Brauntvis Comprclviisve Ittn iWO FM Otktvr 20 j HsraldZejtung photo by Michael Darnall Above left Mike McNalley of Wilbur Smith Assoc speaks to a modest crowd about the city plan The firm will evaluate recommendations made for the citys future Above rightj the sign points the way to the community forum V tourism and accommodations for the thousands of visitors who affect the city financially each year The evening was divided into a formal welcome then three sepa rafeessiohs where participants were able to choose from the following Education population and youth codes and economic devel opment environment resources land use and zoning parks and recreation urban preservation public facilities and service finance arid capital improve ment programs and transportation By attending this meeting people had just as much input as being on a said Don a member of the urban preservation commit tee During one forum on economic development discussion ranged from how industrial jobs in the coun ty can have a rippling affect to oth er lowerpaying jobs throughout the community to making afford able housing in New Braunfels hard er to attain The group discussed how the city of Austin had been suc cessful in attracting highpaying computer companies to its folds WJ The question is how do we attract companies that provide those kinds of said Mike Ybarra plan ning commissioner The limited water supply from the Edwards Aquifer could discourage Turn to Forum Page 2 Lawmen plan warrant roundup Those wanted still have time to turn themselves in By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer People who have outstanding warrants with local law enforcement agencies can clear them up or face being handcuffed dur ing Wednesdays warrant roundup Corp Max Wommack Comal County Sheriffs Office chief warrant officer said the sheriffs office constables the Texas Depart ment of Public Safety and the New Braunfels Police Department would participate in a warrant roundup Wednesday The roundup will be countywide Wom mack said People who believe that there might be a warrant for their arrest need to contact the sheriffs office or the police department by 5 Wednesday Wommack said He said people with outstanding warrants should take advantage of this rare opportu nity We may have one warrant roundup next week or in a month but from now on they will not be Wommack said We are doing this togetpeople to turn themselves in By turning themselves in it saves them the embarrassment of being arrested at their place of employment or home or wherever we find them We are trying to give them the responsibility to take care of their obligations to the Anyone who has outstanding warrants can call the Comal County Sheriffs Office at 6203400 or the New Braunfels Police Department at 6082179 No charges filed against lake man in fire death By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs investigators have not pressed criminal charges against a Canyon Lake man who allegedly wrecked two fire trucks last week The loss of the fire trucks reportedly affect ed firefighters response to a fire that cost the life of a Canyon Lake woman Michael Brandon Elbel 19 was still in the Comal County Jail today on charges of bur glary of a building and theft of more than Turn to Charges Page 3 GOP womens group elects Kennady chief By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Mayor Jan Kennady has a new hat to wear Kennady a native Texan and lifelong Republican was elected president of the Texas federation of Republican Women Oct 19 at the state convention in Lub bock A group of 492 delegates from around the state favored Kennady who worked her up in the ranks previously serv ing as the organizations bylaws vice chairwoman first vicepresident and dis trict director Her term of office as president begins Jan 1998 and concludes Jan I Iciok forward to Kennady said of her new term of office The Texas Federation of Republican Women was federated in 1955 and now has more than members across Texas The TFRW board of directors consists of more than 100 women who meet quar terly in different Texas cities The orga nization celebrated its 21st biennial con vention this past weekend with atten dees including Kay Bailey Hutchison andGov George Bush Kennady said her goals for the orga nization would focus on outreach toward youth and the elderly Everyone should be involved in the voting she said Scholarships for young adults who want to pursue political science careers raising awareness about cancer and pro moting Republican candidates and Tex an concerns are also items she said she hoped to achieve Kennady said her twoyear term would involve some travel As TFRW presi dent she also will be a member of the board of directors of the National Feder ation of Republican Women the largest womens political organization in the country However she maintained these extra Roll up sleeves now for annual flu shots MAYOR JAN KENNADY duties would not takeaway from any of her existing ones as mayor for the city of New Braunfels I have made a commitment to do whatever the job requires and fulfill she said After her election Sunday the New Braunfels Republican Women hosted a reception for Kennady at the conven tion At Kennadys request Comal Coun ty Judge Carter Casfeel installed the new officers at a closing luncheon at the Lub bock Convention Center By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer In a few months the sounds of sneezing sniffling and coughing will fill the air as flu season descends on South Texas but act ing now could help you fend oftthe dreaded flu bug According to the Texas Depart ment of Health influenza is a com mon respiratory illness character ized by an abrupt onset of fever chills muscle aches sore throat nasal congestion and dry cough Comal County public health nurse Shel McWilliams said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expected the flu season to span from December through March each year The CDC announced in September that in addition to two virus strains it expected one of the more danger Turn to Flu Shots Page 3 Where to get shots Two free clinics will be offered for senior citizens age 60 years and older Oct 31 at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center and Nov 7 at Canyon Lake Action Center Hours will be 9 to and 1 to 4 Flu shots are offered dur ing the walkin clinic or by appointment at Comal County Health Department The walkin clinic is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 to 11 and 1 to Cost is Nurses will also go to places of business upon request by an employer and offer shots at a reduced rate Call 6205595 Early voting sites and dates 3   

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