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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                Western Conference Eastern Conference Finals Semifinals Game 6 Trail Blazers 92 Jazz 80 Portland wins series 42 Finals 1 Blazers at Saturday TV KMOL cable channel 4 Gamel Knicks at Sunday TV KMOL cable channel 4 Game 2 Knicks at Tuesday TV KMOL cable channel 4 NEW PELS T EL PflSO HERALDZEITUNG 136 22 pages in 2 sections May 1999 FRIDAY Serving Conial County since 1852 50 cents Area veterans remembering fallen soldiers BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer On Memorial area veterans will place an American flag on the grave of Helmuth the first Comal County resident to fall in battle during World War Krafts grave marker rests peacefully in Martins in front of historic Martins Lutheran Church off Loop Ive serviced that grave through the even back when it was in its old location off Highway 46 where the landing field veteran Walton Hoff man The World War n along with members of local will place a flag on the grave of every fallen Comal County solider in commemo ration of the More than 60 residents sacrificed their lives on battlefields in World War World War the Kore an War and the Vietnam Gus Culwell with the Comal County Veterans Services office said county residents served their country in foreign Members of the Comal County Veterans of For eign Wars Post 179 will place flags in four local beginning at We place a new flag on each grave every Memo rial said Post Commander James A breakfast will be served for local veterans who participate in the morning ceremonies at the Amer ican Legion Home Comal Post West Coll The traditional service honoring local veterans at Prince Solms Park will not take place this Marvin chairman of Comal County Vet erans said a memorial for fallen men and women who served their country would be con ducted July ROBIN Flowers and flags will be marking the final resting places of many veterans this ROBIN A crane works to remove debris left behind by the October 1998 flood on Friday in Lake The lake will be closed to boating this Cleanup continues on four area lakes BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Memorial Day revelers looking to have some fun in the sun on local lakes will have to launch their boats at Canyon Lake this Lakes Placid and better known as Mead ow will remain closed to motorized boat use for Memorial Day GuadalupeBlanco River Authority officials said the three hydro located between New Braunfels and would remain closed to allow contractors to fin ish removing debris from the October 1998 David director of project development for the said a decision to open Lake McQueeney was on an hourbyhour basis Lake McQueeney might be open late Sunday or Mon but that decision wont be made until later this week said Judy manager of communications and education for Contractors have been work ing energetically on the main part of the The con tractors wont know until they look at it more But it will not be opened until its ready and safe to be See Hes got game ROBIN Jordan attempts a shot over the defense of Keith during a bas ketball game on Thursday at Haymarket The boys were enjoying the late spring weather and celebrating the end of the school Dispute forces meeting Commissioners hear contract dilemma in rural fire district BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer A contract dispute between the Rural Fire Prevention District and the Canyon Lake required the intervention of county commissioners at a special meeting Thurs day Accusations and harsh words were muffled as rep resentatives argued before the commissioners as to which group should con trol in the fire dis tricts reserve The four rural fire dis tricts are charged with pro viding funds for services in unincorporated areas of the The Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department pro vided those services before it merged with the Canyon Lake EMS last The commissioners court appoints the rur al fire district board and contributes to their budgets but usually does not get directly involved with the districts County Judge Danny Scheel said the court required a contract between the two entities and it was concerned because the two groups had been operating without a signed contract since Keith secretary for the said the groups were operating on an evergreen contract that automatically rolled over The district had paid more than to the already this he Lewis said the wanted control of the board had in its reserve fund but did not want to submit an audited financial See SCHEEL NBU board approves bill resolution BY PERI STONE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities board mem bers voted Thursday in favor of a res olution allowing its customers an extra seven days to pay their NBUs current 14day payment peri od is five to 10 days less than the aver age payment period for utility compa NBU official JerTThompson The utilities company in San Antonio allows its customers 49 days to pay their But we dont want to be anywhere close to Thompson We feel thats out of The board approved the idea of a 21day initial payment leaving the sevenday disconnect period as The new time frame to pay a bill with out disconnection would be 28 The boards recommendation will be taken before New Braunfels City Council for consideration in June and Council will make the final deci sion whether to approve the extended payment The NBU board passed the resolution More NBU news Page 4A Trustees Robert Sohn and James Goodbread voted against the reso lution because of a policy change the board will consider next If NBU extends the payment it also wants to implement day to day meaning a customer could receive their bill any day of the People like to pay their bills on the first and 15th of the Sohn Goodbread I dont think cus tomers will like INSIDE Key code 76 Its graduation time BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Members of the Class of 1999 will take their last walk as Comal County high school students at graduation cer emonies this National Merit drama club members and student body representatives will celebrate graduation day friends and wellwishers are encouraged to commemorate the success of graduating seniors at com mencements today and All graduation events are free and open to the No tickets are See   

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