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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY NBCanyon game highlights hoop openers Page 7 Braunfels 50 CENTS 12 pages in one section Tuesday November Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Shelby Delavan i46 No 3 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Carolyn Arnold Heather Klossner Jean Kreiiz Mariclla Madden Shelby Delavan 6 Alexandra Garza 16 Christian Alexander Ortiz 1 Corey Westbrook 20 years Kelly Craw ford Mary Bueche and Larry Bueche To have or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Molds Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 317 cubic feet per sec ond same as Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 from Monday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Monday and gallonsof well water Things should warm up by weeks end Tonight BeGbhiing clear to partly cloudy LovVs in the mid 40s mid 30s Wednesday Mostly sunny Highs in the upper 60s Wednesday night clear during the evening becoming cloudy late Lows in the 40s to near 50 Thursday Some morn ing cloudiness otherwise part ly cloudy Highs near 70 Friday Some morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny by afternoon Lows in the 50s Highs in the 70s accepts donations for annual Cheer Fund The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is accepting dona tions for its annual Christmas Cheer penny goes toward the purchase of food baskets for the needy Donations will be accepted at the HeraldZeituhg office on 707 Landa St during regular business hours Checks payable to the HeraldZeitung also can be mailed Arrangements for pickup of donated items can be made by contacting circulation director Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 ext 228 Most recent contributors are Truoc Thanh or Bruce Aaron New total Sons of the Republic share the spirit The Holiday Rivers of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for today was Sons of the Republic of Texas This nonprofit organization will supply two workers to staff the display from 6 to Tuesday and hand out infor mation In return the organization will receive 50 cents per vehi cle that passes through Cypress Bend Park tonight Escape school Former cop teaches ways to avoid child abductions HeraldZeitung photo by Susan Jakobsen Robert Stuber addresses a crowd of parents who attended Mondays Escape School to learn how to protect their children and grandchildren from abductors BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Teaching children to detect danger ous situations instead of preaching the proverbial donttalk to strangers warning can improve a their chances of being abducted according to a pro gram presented in New Braunfels Monday parents and children gath ered at Oakwood Baptist Church Mon day afternoon to hear Robert Stuber a former California police officer and author of Missing Stranger Abduc tions Smart Strategies to Keep Your Child present a reeducation for kids about possible child predators The program called Escape School was offered twice Monday drawing about 300 attendees at the 10 ses sion Zoeller Funeral Home sponsored the event Stuber said that a child cannot iden tify a bad stranger by outward appear ance Many children are taught simply e alone 5wjio make them neryotiS kids directions ie path the child dont talk to when in real ity parents rarely define the word stranger to their children Automatically a child might think of a stranger as Someone who wears dark clothing carries a gun or doesnt brush his teeth images that may play through a childs mind subconsciously But often abductors dont look ragged or dangerous they may look like a safe stranger Child predators are insidious but said Stuber They will go out of their way to look like theyre not a child According to Street Sense for Par printed by Berkeley Publishing Co in 1995 approximately chil dren are abducted by strangers each year in the United States The majori Tum to Escape School Page 3 Master plan subcommittees review input BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels comprehensive plan steering com mittee met Monday to discuss the revised draft of results from the master plan forum Oct 20 and out line the next phase of the plan that begins this month Statements from subcommittee members and local residents dur ing the October forum were taken verbatim from flip charts large paper notebooks in which facilita tors recorded citizen comments These lists were handed to atten dees of Mondays meeting We felt the overall process was said Mike McAnelly of Wilbur Smith Associates consulting engineers and planners of Houston who are helping draft the comprehensive plan A lot of input came out of the Attended by 270 citizens of New Braunfels the forum included 70 members of the community who were not members of any commit tee City officials said they were pleased with a good turnout at the forum Each of the nine advisory sub committees will meet through Dec 15 to consider the citizen comments received and formulate appropri ate changes or refinements of the issues goals and objectives By Dec 19 steering committee members will receive revised drafts from each of the subcom mittees Later during a sixmonth time individual subcommittees will address the steering committee to identify priorities and attempt to locate sources of funds for pro jects The first groups scheduled to meet with the steering commit tee are land use and zoning regu lations popula tion and urban preservation By Aug 1 1998 newly revised draft plans will be available from Whats next Approximately 270 citi zens attended the communi ty forum on Oct 20 at New Braunfels High School V Each of the nine adviso ry subcommittees will meet through Dec 15 to consider the citizen comments received and formulate appropriate changes Individual subcommit tees will address the steer ing committee to identify pri orities and attempt to locate sources of funds for By Aug newly revised draft plans will be available all the subcommittees McAnelly said he anticipated another forum for public comment to be sched uled The format is still to be deter mined but it would include a means for citizen said McAnelly Monroe Miller of New Braun fels a member of the Public Facil ities and sub committee said between 20 and 25 members from that subcom mittee have been present for a number of meetings leading up to the freeforall forum We were rather said Miller The revision process which would take several months prompted Miller to ask steering committee members what part the subcommittees and regular cit izens played in the overall plan McAnelly replied that all citi zen input was valuable and that each subcommittees work was meaningful for the future plan Former county jail employee free on bond after indictment By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A longtime Comal County Jail employee indicted for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from the jails commissary fund is free after posting bond on Friday Karen Elizabeth Cook 50 of New Braunfels turned herself in at the sheriff s office Friday after a warrant was issued for her arrest She was released after her attorney Bill Schroeder posted a bond the same day Cook was indicted on Nov 5 in district court by a Comal County grand jury Cook was charged with felony theft of to as a result of an investigation by Texas Ranger Tony Leal The indictment is a thirddegree felony that could mean from two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to Cook had been in charge of the inmate com missary fund since 1989 SheriffBob Holder said She is charged with taking monies out of the commissary funds for personal Holder said Holder said he first suspected Cook in July We became aware of insufficient checks made by officer he said We found out about them and we began an The sheriff said he asked Leal to investigate Cook to ensure objectivity Once Leal completed his investigation Holder said he placed Cook on administrative leave with pay on July 21 Cook resigned on She decided to resign on her Holder said Holder said the county auditors office did an internal audit of the inmate commissary fund Approximately was missing from that he said Investigators have turned up irregularities from the commissary books dating from 1992 Holder said he had known Cook for 20 years when she was a secretary to Sheriff Walter Fellers and when he was the Department of Public Safe ty patrol supervisor in New Braunfels Cook could not be reached for comment because her phone number is unpublished Schroeder said he would not comment on the case NBU maintenance work leaves city in dark for short period of time Routine maintenance left most of downtown New Braunfels in the dark for a brief period Monday morning said Roger Biggers New Braunfels Utilities assistant general manager for technical opera tions Electrical power went out at about and was back on by about 10 for an area that stretched from Landa Street and Wal nut Avqnue to Main Plaza LCRA the Lower Colorado River Authority was doing some pre ventative maintenance and relay testing at the Comal Big gers said The Comal substation is on Landa Street next to the old LCRA building One of the relays workers were testing had a problem and cut pow er at the substation which routes power downtown area an outage under these controlled he said and we were able to restore power right School taxpayers meet at GVTG A of taxpayers in the Telephone Cooperative meeting Comal Independent School Dis room trict will meet to discuss their For information contact John concerns WednesJay from 7 to 9 Bertelsen at 830 8997350 or at the Guadahjpe Valley Glen Wenzel at 6065273 Survey says HeraldZeitung photo by Susan Jakobsen Jamie Allan left and Joe Leoa of Geogram a San Antonio surveying company measure contours with Infrared light near the Guadalupe River Bridge near Gruene Monday The bridge Is slated for reconstruction NBs Prochazkas attend Bush library dedication By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Most people read about history but Henry Prochazka witr nessed it when he attended the dedication of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Prochazka and his wife Jean were among the guests who attended the dedication ceremonies of the new library on the Texas University campus in College Station I take a lot of pride that we were there to view it as history was being he said I am very proud that the George Bush library board made Texas the setting for the presidential library Henry procnazna Jhe Prochazkas were invited to ceremonies and sat in the reserve section because of their donation to the library ii Prochazka a 1953 graduate said he and his wife Turn to Library Page 3 Dive in and study proposed itttes Page 4
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