New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 14, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 14, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 14, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW FELS 20332 MO 19 SO WEST f f g irL TX HER i U IN U Vol 148 No 81 48 pages in 3 sections March SUNDAY Serving Carnal County since 1852 INSIDE Horizons The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung presents its annual Horizons sections starting today with Business and Industry Take a look at how business has changed during the past 100 years 6A Inside Special Olympian Canyon Lake resident winning for INe SpecjallQIyrflpidsV 10A of Eden Eden Home is not just for elderly residents anymore Now cats dogs and other pets help residents improve the quality of their 1B WEATHER The winds will calm down and temperatures will become more moderate during the next couple of days See Page 2A for the extended forecast INDEX Top steer fetches CHS frosh gets grand champ title at Gomal show BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Every day for the past 14 months 15yearold Dustyn Cox of New Braunfels poured a lot of time and energy into a MaineAnjou steer to show at contests across the state On Saturday his work and persistence paid off as his steer was named grand champion at me Comal County Junior Live stock Show at the Comal County Fairgrounds But besides the honor of being named champion the matter of money and how much the prize steer would bring remained Cox said he wanted to see the steer bring more than the paid for this past years grand champi on Im telling all of my friends to yell for Cox said min utes before entering the auc tion pen The support Cox said he got from his parents friends and teachers paid off as a confed eration of six area businesses bid for the steer Cox a freshman at Canyon High School and a member of the Comal County 4H pro gram said he would take the money from the sale of the steer and buy another calf and possibly put a little aside for college It was unclear Saturday exactly how much Cox would get from the sale Show offi cials said the money from the sale of all animals in a partic ular category would be distrib uted among all entrants on a point system with die cham pions receiving the most Representatives from Alamo Crane Service Concrete SeeSTEERSA ROBIN DustJfi Cox tugs on his steers halter to showcase hts grand champi on animal during the auction at the Comal County Youth Livestock show Six local businesses joined efforts to buy the steer for Seventeen years after the slaying of Sandra Kay Griffith in her Bulverde home her family continues to struggle with their pain Living in grief ROBIN Donna daughter of murder victim Sandra Griffith is an executive legal assistant for a private Midwest firm She is standing in front of a picture of her mother and is flanked by her sons Brandon 12 left and Burgan 14 Children parents remember Griffith as quite a lady BY BILL OCONNELL Staff Writer Howard Lipsey visited his daughters grave Friday morn ing He crouched low brushed aside grass clippings and leaves that had cluttered on the head stone then stood and put his hands in his pockets She was quite a he said Sandra Griffiths grave sits on a hill at Mission Burial Park in Southeast San Antonio Her headstone reads He Touched a song she often performed as a church soloist at Lackland Baptist Church Little other physical evidence can be found to show that San GRIFFITH Last of a fourpart series dra ever existed Shot clubbed and burned alive at her Bulverde home in 1982 the 37yearold mother of two left behind few reminders from her life a lot of heartache that went into that her father said Friday The flames that engulfed San dra and her Bulverde Estates home on April 7 1982 destroyed most of her personal belongings Blackened jewelry and other personal items recov ered from the blaze remain locked away in the Comal Coun ty Courthouse attic reminders of a heinous crime and failed murder trial That was one of the worst homicides Ive ever seen There See Sandra Griffiths father Howard Upsey rearranges flowers at her San Antonio gravesite Sandra was murdered In her Bulverde home in 1882 Trustees Dick areas br grade schools BY HEATHER TOOD Staff Writer Comal Independent School District patrons will have some idea where three proposed CISD trustees approved an administrative recommendation outlining proposed locations for new school faculties in a 51 vote Thursday night The construction of three new elementary schools and a third high school are elements in a million bond package set to go before district voters May 1 Trustee Scott Watson who cast the dissent ing vote said There are pros and cons to stat ing a location Once you pinpoint an area the issue to voters might become where the location is as opposed to whether we need a The administration recommended three new elementary schools be built at 281 and Cibolo Creek area FarmtoMarket 306 and Hoffman Lane and The twoproposition bond package at million and million each was developed by the board as a 10year plan to handle the districts rapid student growth and facility needs Proposition one includes construction of three prekindergarten through sixthgrade elementary schools for 800 students each expansion of Smithson Valley High School to capacity expansion of Canyon High School to capac ity expansion of Canyon Middle School to students and expansion of Comal Ele mentary School to 800 students Proposition two includes construction of a new high school for students with con struction to begin in 2002 and additional tech nology upgrades Superintendent Jerry Major said a facility in the FM 306 and Hoffman Lane area would relieve overcrowding in the Goodwin Prima ry Frazier Elementary and Canyon Middle School zone A facility north of Canyon Lake near FM 306 and FM 484 in the Mountain Valley school area also would address growth in the north part of the district he said A facility on US 281 in the Cibolo Creek area would serve the Timberwood Park area which is estimated to be the districts largest growth area in the next five years ty and will have an estimated new home sites in the next few years Trustee Lester W Jonas said he also wanted to pinpoint a central location within the district for die third high school The administrative proposal recommended the new high school w area ;