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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS 11009 SOWEST ISHING 2627 E YON I ELL DR PR 79903 I II V I I HERALDZEITUNG 135 16 pages in 1 section May 1999 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Comal prepares for big weekend BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer The Gregorian calendar says summer officially begins on June but it will kick off this Memorial Day weekend in Comal Officials said the influx of visitors to New Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River seeking water recreation could be in the tens of Judy director of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Con vention and Visitors Bureau said 90 percent of the areas accommodations both motels and campgrounds had been booked by She said space might be available on a firstserved basis at many Young said publicity stemming from behavior problems on the river and the October 1998 flood might have a positive impact on tourism in the Officials at the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority will release water from Canyon Lake at 300 cubic feet per a rate outfitters identified as ideal for tubing and other water The release will remain at 300 cfs through Monday I believe we might actually attract more family and thats what everyone Young This Memorial Day weekend is the first warm weather holiday since the county cracked down on rowdy river behavior on Labor Day weekend in Property owners on the Guadalupe Riv er complained throughout this past summer about lewd and illegal There were a number of community meetings on the subject and some called for an alcohol ban on the After a trial law enforcement program on Labor Day week See Rail mower ROBIN CORNETTVHeraldZeitung A Union Pacific engine passes a brush cutter Wednesday near the Walnut Avenue gated Union Pacific employees wereat work hitting the hot spots of high brush areas on the line in the as part of their regular maintenance Railroad employees said work continue through out CentralTexas in the next few Bulverde extends its jurisdiction City council also adopts outdoor sign ordinance BY RON MALONEY HeraldZeitung Correspondent BULVERDE Bulverde City Council vot ed unanimously Tuesday to extend its extrater ritorial jurisdiction to the meeting land encompassed in a simi lar action taken Monday by New Braunfels City The move effectively closed the final gap in a line that extends from New Braunfels City Council sets annexation plan Page 4 Seguin to effectively shutting off the ability of San Antonio to expand any further to the In other council ignored the con cerns expressed by a nationwide outdoor advertising firm and adopted by a 32 vote a sign ordinance described as restrictive and The ordinance will essentially outlaw any new billboards and restrict business signs to 5 percent of a buildings In San business signs can take up 25 percent of the aldermen began review of a proposal when implemented will invest full com mission status in the citys planning and zon ing taking away from the council some of its functions of site plan and subdivi sion See Opportunities available for area children this summer From camps to theres plenty to be had BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer The last day of school can be a dream come true for kids but a nightmare for par For the last day of school means only one thing two and a half months without math or report For working the school break means finding safe and edu cational activities to occupy their children during the summer Several local organizations are offering youth programs and camps to cure par entssummertime The YMCA of Comal County has day care services all summer long for children ages 4 through Summer day care will run June 1 through August 13 from 730 to 6 Monday through The YMCA will be closed on July The summer program features swim days every Monday and trip days every and special art projects every YMCA director Ginny Eanes said the program offered a structured curriculum centered on educational enhancementand skill We do a lot of arts and and A of parents have been saying its an excellent Eanes It offers fun stuff for the kids thats also And the majority of par ents have been raving about our YMCA staff are trained childcare work ers and many are college students hired for their love of Eanes Fieldjtrips this summer include Fiesta the state capitol and governors man sion Aquarena Springs in San arts theaters and Won der The cost of the summer day care pro gram is a day or a Eanes said YMCA offered financial assistance to families who A registration fee also provides each child with a YMCA The YMCA program is licensed by the Parents call the YMCA at New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registration for a variety of summer camps at Landa Camp for children ages 6 through will run June 1 through August 6 in five separate sessions from 8 to 5 Monday through The program offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities including swimming and field The fee is 100 per participant per Iris Parks and Recreation See Canyon graduates led by Hooker ROBIN Canyon senior Benjamin Hooker is salutatorian for his Class of BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer After spending much of his early childhood battling stomach Canyon High School senior Benjamin Hooker decided to spend the rest of his life on the other side of the operating Hooker will graduate salutatorian of the CHS Class of 1999 at commence ment ceremonies at on Satur along with valedictorian Leslie will lead the senior class at Southwest Texas State Universitys Canyon High School graduation will take place at Saturday in Strahan Coliseum at Southwest Texas State University in San Strahan Coliseum in San Hooker plans to attend Texas University in the fall as a premedicine student with a major in Although Hooker fought and won his battle against he said he wanted to help others success fully beat the disease as Ever since I got cancer I wanted to be a doctor to help fight this he Hooker plans to fol low in the footsteps of his 1 want to be an Thats what my grand father was before he passed away and it interests he See JOWERS INSIDE Key code 76
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