Sunday, June 27, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW U PELS 79903 HERALDZEITUNG 157 50 pages in 4 sections June 1999 SUNDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 Spurs get championship welcome AP Photo Spur David Robinson has even more reason to celebrate than he did in this June 9 photo after the Spurs clinched the Western FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Spurs came home Saturday to share their NBA championship trophy with a city formerly starved for a The Spurs won their first NBA title in the franchises 26year beating the New York Knicks four games to one in the San Antonio clinched the series with a 7877 victory Friday night that touched off a downtown celebration for which fans had That the Spurs won the series in New Yorks Madison Square Garden instead of the Alamodome mattered little to the More on the 11A thousands of fans who greeted the teams arrival by plane at San Anto nio International Air port just before On hundreds of New Braun fels fans flocked to a store See Tim Duncan was named Finals PARTY WORTHY OF CHAMPIONS Spurs fans are expected to con verge on San Antonios riverwalk and Alamodome to celebrate the NBA Heres the itinerary The parade will start at 6 on the San Antonio River at Navarro Street and will wind its way down to Martin Dont show up before 4 because officials are keeping crowds away until Leave lawn chairs and ice chests at Tickets for the 9 pep rally at the Alamodome no longer are Local TV stations are expect ed to provide live coverage of the parade and pep INSIDE Mistaken i Lawmen found Rafael Resendez Ramirez in Mexico but learned it was the uncle of the alleged railroad serial The uncle pleads with his nephew to turn himself in to wapt to flues tion him about a string of mur ders in Texas and 3A Pet project Find out what you need to know when picking out a potential Local breeders and pet store own ers share their While youre at take their advice on caring for your best friend in the summer WEATHER The chance of rain drops from the forecast going into the Expect the heat be turned up by For a complete check out Page INDEX Our traffic chal Demand on drivers grows with city BY PERI STONE Staff Writer No one needs to tell locals or seasoned tourists about New Braunfels traffic whether youre on Walnut Avenue at Seguin Avenue at 5 or Gruene Bridge on the week Some of the citys quaint and once predominately residential streets have been transformed through the years to what some call challenges and oth ers call On Landa between Walnut and the Landa under motorists sway from right to unsure if they should treat Landa as four lanes or At the Plaza unsuspecting newcomers enter the inside lane and find them selves trapped and driving in counting the number of times they spot New Braunfels Utilities or the Comal County There are the truck convinced they can make it under the Landa underpass only to grit their teeth moments later at the sound of scraping On Walnut Avenue and Business impatient drivers drum their fingers across their steering counting the seconds for the light to And then theres Interstate never really considered where motorists avoid orange cones and practice great restraint to stay under 55 miles per Landa Street is one road that presents unique challenges for drivers even those who are familiar with PERI Herald Zeitung Street life New Braunfels is but its streets and highways have plenty of catching up to In a series of beginning today and ending next the HeraldZeitung will take a detailed look at some of the citys congested traffic spots and report on whats planned to make getting from Point A to Point 6 From expansion on Loop 337 and Interstate 35 to work on the Gruene bridge and Seguin Avenue theres more construction on the The series continues with a look at Loop and wraps up July 4 with Walnut Avenue and Interstate WRITE US at Box New TX 781311328 and tell us about your traffic Drivers all across New whether sitting at a light or breaking free from a long chain of stoppedup wonder why the city or the state seems to do nothing to alleviate their The city has not undertaken a major road project since the but there might be light at the end of the The issue of roads domi nates the citys master plan pri ority list of capital improve ment Seven of the 10 top priorities involve city streets six of these are specif ic road The Texas Department of Transportation supplied plenty of input to help develop the In TXDoT is listed to participate or completely fund four of the projects see See Part of a series on the roads we drive Top Street Priorities Widen Walnut Avenue to five lanes Rebuild and add lanes to South Seguin and Landa Street railroad Extend County Line Road from Pahmeyer Road southwest to the proposed realignment of Farm Add a lane to Texas 46 between Landa Street to RM Improve access between the McKenna Hospital Medical Center and Loop Develop a more direct route to New Braunfels Municipal Airport from Interstate Realign FM1044 from Green Valley Road via Rueckle Road to Interstate 337 Extend FM 306 from IH 35 to the west along the air crossing FM Texas 46 and tying to FM Increase lane widths and paved shoulders on FM 1863 between Texas 46 and Krueger Canyon Road Add lanes to Loop 337 from I 35 Business Loop to Old Austin k Road and from Hanz Drive through River Road Rebuild East San Antonio Street bridge over Comal Extend Fredericksburg Road from near Landa Street to San Antonio Source New Braunfels Master Plan New Braunfels unites to help girl with medical costs BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Donny and Donna Meurin are looking forward to the day their 3year old daughter will not have to live with frightening seizures or regular trips to the To make this dream a the Meurins need support from the local A benefit auction and dance to raise money for Nicole Meurins ongoing and future HELPING NICOLE A benefit auction and dance for Nicole Meurin is scheduled for 7 to 11 July 17 at Comal County Fairgrounds To make a call Donna Meurin at 6252385 or medical expenses is scheduled for 7 to 11 July 17 at Comal County Nicole was diagnosed with Sturge Weber Syndrome in October a month before her third SWS is a rare brain disorder characterized by a facial birth or port wine and neurological Children with SWS develop excessive blood vessel growth on the surface of the which creates abnormal condi tions for brain function in the including The odds of a child with a facial birthmark getting this dis ease are one in Nicole now takes four differ ent kinds of medication to con trol seizures and wears a helmet to protect her body from person al But Nicoles condition has not kept her from being a regular 3 year her mother Shes a very active 3year See Photo submitted Nicole has to take medication to control her