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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Braunfels Heratd Zeitung extends birthday wishes to the following Lonnlc Curtis Rehca Ritchie Etna Sanchez Nina Regaido Barbara Tuch Nancy Brinkkoeter Brittany Williams 9 years old Jennifer Mar tinez Phil Melone Jessica Lillie Resales 4 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call Button up your raincoats today Today Cloudy with numerous showers or thunder storms Highs in the mid50s to lower 60s Tonight decreasing clouds A chance of evening showers Lows in the 40s Monday Partly cloudy Highs in the lower 70s Monday night partly cloudy Lows in the 40s Tuesday through Thurs day Partly cloudy Tuesday Highs in the 60s Wednesday increasing clouds with a chance of rain Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Thursday decreasing clouds with a slight chance of rain Lows in the 30s Highs in the 50s Aggie Moms cancel Christmas cookie bake The Comal County Aggie Moms Club was forced to cancel its annual cookie bake this year because of the recent health warnings about hepatitis A The annual cookie bake raises money for schol arshipslhat will be awarded in the spring to Comal County students attending Texas For information call 9769 6252832 or 6259723 Post Office extends hours for holidays The New Braunfels post office is offering extended hours starting Saturday for holiday mail Through Dec 27 the local post office will be open on Saturdays from 9 to Cheer Fund continues to grow The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is accepting dona tions for its annual Christmas Cheer Fund Every penny donated goes toward the purchase of food baskets for the needy Donations will be accepted at the HeraldZeitung office at 707 Landa St during regular business hours Checks also can be mailed to the Herald Zeitung Make checks payable to the HeraldZeitung Cheer Fund Arrangements for pickup of donated items can be made by contacting circulation director Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 ext 228 Recent contributions include Tell us where the lights are Thanksgiving is over and many of you already have started stringing lights around your home and yard If you have a mustsee residential or commercial display or if you know of one let us know so we can share the information with the rest of our readers Call us at 6259144 Boy Scouts share the spirit The Holiday River of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for Monday is Boy Scout Pack 133 This nonprofit organization will supply two workers to staff the lights display from 6 to today and hand out information In return the organization will receive 50 cents per vehicle that passes through Cypress Bend Park tonight New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 30 pages in four sections Sunday December Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years Home of Nancy Brinkkoeter Vol 146 No 17 Its on to state after tripleovertime thriller WE BELIEVE By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor SAN ANTONIO Its likely that nearly all of the fans who were at Alamo Stadium Satur day knew the Division II Region IV5A champi onship game would be close After all MacArthur had beaten New Braunfels 1714 earlier in the season for what would turn out to be the Unicorns only loss to that point But before the regions representative for the state tournament could be chosen both the Uni corns and Brahmas would find themselves locked in a tripleovertime battle that took nearly three hours to complete In the end it was New Braunfels which came away victorious after Steven Simpson scored on a 5 yard run in the third overtime period followed by a gutsy defensive stand from the Swarm The 2921 victory put the Unicorns in the Class 5 A semifinals for the first time in school history and ended MacArthurs best season in more than 30 years The Unicorns 131 were outgained by more than 150 yards in the first half and trailed 140 at halftime but that did little to shake their hopes for their first regional title since 1986 We felt could get a score on our first possession we knew we would have a said senior quarterback Kliff Kingsbury who threw for 169 yards and three of New Braun fels four touchdowns We just had to make things And New Braunfels did especially in the overtime periods MacArthur kicker Nathan Bertoldo missed a 33yard field goal after the Unicorns fumbled the ball on their first possession in OT Turn to Unicorns Page 6A Photo by Leslie KriewaldfSpecial to the HeraldZeitung New Braunfels senior Steven Simpson 26 zips past two MacArthur defenders for a 7yard gain in the third overtime period of Saturdays Division II Region IV5A championship game at Alamo Stadium Two plays later Simpson scored on a 5yard run for the winning touch down The Unicorns 131 will play Alief Hastings 131 this Saturday in the Astrodome Growth threatens water availability BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Future water supplies for Comal County could be challenged by the countys burgeoning population as state forecasts project 83 percent growth in Comal County during the coming decade According to 1990 census figures Comal County had residents but could explode to people in the year 2000 Further projections reveal an estimated Comal County citizens in 2020 according to the Texas Water Development Board The board lists Guadalupe as the secondfastest growing county with 62 percent from in 2000 to in 2020 Population estimates will be a deter mining factor in future water alloca tions so it is vital for each county to ensure population figures are not underestimated said members of the Alamo Area Council of Governments during a board meeting this week Doug Miller EAA board member and Comal County resident said the forecasts brought into question not only quantity of water but the quality of the resource for all users Some people currently inhab it the county and state forecasts of near in the year 2000 present a challenge to the community Miller said Ten thousand people in two years that is a said Miller Relative to water weve been very fortunate that local entities have taken the lead in developing other New Braunfels Utilities obtains the majority of its water from a surface water plant installed in February 1991 that pumps from the Guadalupe River The water which provides between 85 and 95 percent of NBUs current needs is put through a treatment process before use according to pub lished reports Water from a Gruene sewage treat ment plant is being reused in an effort to conserve the precious resource The water is pumped up the hill and used at a nearby golf course Miller said These methods will go a long way 21STCENTURY AREA GROWTH V pop ram Source Development in addressing the water needs for Comal Miller said Fastgrowing areas in Comal Coun ty include Schertz and Cibolo where large subdivisions have sprung up in the last few years said Miller Sud den growth along FarmtoMarket 1863 also has occurred he said There is still going to be a tremen dous amount of growth along the Edwards Escarpment and said Miller The density of population in new subdivisions and meeting the pub lics needs for water from the Edwards Aquifer and from other sources will continue to be a challenge he said Local veteran remembers Pearl Harbor BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer For ages men have been called to serve their country in war and today Boyd Brugmann of New Braunfels remembers his first year in the United States Navy aboard the Curtiss in the Pacific Ocean Some men left behind wives and children but Brugmann left behind his boyhood he was barely 19 when he enlisted in the armed forces starting boot camp in the spring of1941 I had to get out of Englewood said the 75yearold Brug mann With basic training completed Brugman soon found himself aboard the Curtiss which was assigned to Patrol Wing Two Turn to Pearl Harbor Page 6A Political starting gate opens and race begins From staff and wire reports Politics might challenge football as Texas spectator sport of choice as the new year approaches With Attorney General Dan Morales surprise announcement to call it quits Governor George Bush is the only one of the top six Texas gov ernment officials who wants to keep his job Morales retirement decision fol lowed on the heels of Lt Gov Bob Bullocks That leaves the field wide open for new Democratic faces vying for top state posts Statewide the lieutenant governors race is going to be the one well watch said Gloria Sasser Gpmal County Democratic Party chairwoman Land Commissioner Gary Mauro is running against Bush for the gover nors seat Comptroller John Sharp who filed Wednesday will square off against Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry for a hotly contested lieutenant gover nors race a real bombshell hit when Dan Morales said hes not going to run for said Don Hensz Comal County Republican Party chair man Three Republicans have announced for attorney general so far Railroad Commissioner Barry Williamson for mer state GOP chairman Tom Pauken and former Texas Supreme Court Jus tice John Comyn The only Democrat to challenge Morales so far was Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Morris Overstreet Speculation about who elses hat will fly into the attorney general ring includes former attorney general Jim Turn to Politics Page 6A Sign of the times HeraldZeitung photo by Tom Erickson Mason Morris Scott Wilson Grant Simpson Jon Wilson and Jeremy Wiginton pose In front of a banner at Call Of The Wild in Gruene Remember those who paid the ultimate price for oar freedoms Page 4A
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