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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                fwo I Vol 148 No 31 46 pages in 4 sections January 3 SUNDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 INSIDE Exercise mamas Getting your figure back after pregnancy is the wish of every mother and with some dedication help and hard work it is an achiev able goal Find out the best way to recover from your bodys baby blues in 1C Soccer returns Now that the Cowboys are out of the playoffs and the NBA lockoultxHTtirruesi local sports fans can turn their hearts to soccer which kicks up this 1B At the Depot Office Depot manager Henry Woodward expects a crowd Monday for the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new store in New 9A WEATHER Somebody opened the door up north and let the cold weather come down to Texas this weekend Check out our chilly INDEX Snow kidding Flurries possible FROM STAFF REPORTS Arctic air swooped into the Lone Star State on Saturday bringing gusty winds bonechill ing temperatures and even the possibility of snow in some areas A nation under freeze PagsSA ROBIN New Braunfels High School soccer fans bundle up to keep warm during Saturdays boys soccer scrimmage against the alumni at Unicom Stadium lowtomid30s In West Texas light snow is possible for most areas Sunday j The brisk air is expected to stick f was exPected Itn around for a few days High temperatures on Saturday ranged from 34 degrees at Amarillo to 66 at Brownsville The forecast for North Texas called for increasing cloudiness Sunday with highs only in the Monday Its expected to warm up slightly on Monday The coldest weather of the sea son is expected to hit South Texas today A dome of high pressure was predicted to bring clear skies and a hard freeze overnight A few snow flurries are possible in the Hill Country where temper atures were to drop into the lower 20s Todays forecast for the New Braunfels area is skies becoming cloudy with a few afternoon snow flurries Highs are expected in the mid and upper 30s Tonight expect cloudy skies with a few snow flurries with lows near 20 outlying areas to mid 20s in town Monday mostly cloudy skies with a few snow flumes are predicted Highs will be in the mid and upper 30s Its in the plan 1999 issues look familiar notsofamiliar to area leaders FROM STAFF REPORTS Out with the old and in with the new Gomal County ushered out 1998 Thursday night and area residents goodbye to a tumultuous year complete drought and a capital murder trial City county and school dis trict leaders now face new challenges and maybe some old ones in 1999 Comal County County Judge Danny Scheel said the county will spend a great deal of 1999 dealing with issues that affected residents in 1998 Well be spending the first part of 1999 SCHEEL recovering the flood of last Octo Scheel said Efforts to clean up River Road and pri vate property along the river bank already were under way at the end of 1998 The clean ing of the river channel is set to begin sometime early this year We need to get the river clean by spring said Paul Rich a member of the board of directors Water Ori ented Recreation District The county decided not to ask the legislature for the power to implement an alco hol ban on the Guadalupe River to curb rowdy behavior on the river Coun ty offi cials are depending on an increased law enforcement effort on the riv er to control behavior on the river during the 1999 tourist season My No 1 priority is to see that the situation on the river is handled well this Scheel said Scheel said water issues would continue to be a hot topic for all counties in the state especially Comal coun ty I see an ongoing dialogue about water issues and the pos sibility of an underground water district in the western part of the Scheel said New Braunfels City residents will elect a new mayor in May Jan Kennady who has been on New Braunfels city council since 1993 and who has served as mayor since 1996 will step down then Her successor will help oversee a newly installed comprehen sive plan deal with ongoing stormwater drainage issues and track the progress of expansion at the municipal airport Additional duties will include working with a fledg ling buildings standards corn See KENNADY MAKE NOTE JANUARY Bulverde East is set to vote on Jan 16 on consolidation with Bulverde South The 100th anniversary of dedica tion of Comal County Courthouse set Jan 22 Work set to begin on a traffic light at Business 35 and Castell Avenue FEBRUARY New Braunfels High School pro gram committee to come to a con sensus on a schedule for the 19992000 school year MARCH Comprehensive Plan a guideline for land use annexation and other key municipal issues up for approval APRIL The State Comptrollers Texas School Performance Review Audit of Comal Independent School District will be released McKenna Memorial Hospital expansion to be completed MAY CISD patrons vote on twopropo sition million bond election Memorial Day weekend kicks off countys additional law enforce ment presents on Guadalupe New city library a project worth about million to be completed AUGUST Transportation officials to hire contractor for a construction pro ject at the railroad overpass on Loop 337 near Molly Joes SEPTEMBER Comal County jail expansion set for completion OCTOBER Officials will begin looking for a contractor for highway construc tion at Walnut Avenue and Texas 46 Schlitterbahn finds opportunities in Indiana home BY BU OCONNEU Staff Writer Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort considered by many to In Texas reportedly is planning to expand during the next few years Waterpark officials are putting to the New Braunfels park as well as build a Schlitterbahn in Indi ana Word that Schlitterbahn was negotiating for a third site at South Padre Island also came in late 1998 Schlitterbahn announced the New Braunfels expansion and plans for Schlitterbahn Indiana in November when waterpark officials from around the world gathered in Dallas for the week long International Association of Amusement Parks and Attrac tions annual trade show Plans for Schlitterbahn Indiana include a 20acre waterpark that would be incorporated into Enter citement City a million Ramada resort hotel and ence center complex will be built near the Indianapolis International Air port Bntercitement City was scheduled to open May Im very proud of the work our team has accomplished in this truly innovative said Jeff Henry chief executive officer of waterpark manufacturer New Braunfels General Store Interna tional Schlitterbahn Indiana will fea ture a squarefoot indoor waterpark that will provide year round recreation to guests of the 300room hotel Schlitterbahn officials togeth er with NBGS International also See   

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