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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                262E YfiNDELL DR POSO TX 79903 FI pnyu i A ITUNG Vol 148 No 180 14 pagfcs in 1 section July HPpj Tp opv A Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Goodwin CHS work has CISD sweating Aug 16 deadline WAI The new cafeteria at Canyon High School expected to be completed in time for the first day of school on Aug 16 wont be ready until September Work on the million project began in June 1998 BY HEATHER TOOD Staff Writer With less than a month before school starts local officials are pushing to get a million con struction project at Goodwin Pri mary completed by Aug 6 Comal Independent School Dis trict is hoping the second phase of an overall renovation will be fin ished in the next two weeks in time for the first day of school on Aug 16 But Canyon High School students will not get to use a new squarefoot cafeteria at the open ing of the 19992000 school year Richard Roll of ReynoldsSchlat tnerChetterRoll the districts design firm told board members Tuesday the cafeteria project would not be completed until sometime in September Work on the million project at CHS began in June 1998 Both projects at are part of bond packages passed by district voters in 1994 and 1995 Work on the Goodwin Primary project which was divided into two phases began in December 1997 Guttlermo Nieri CISD construc CLAY tion supervisor said phase one which included work on two wings of classrooms was completed But construction crews still were working on five more classrooms the kitchen and cafeteria Those areas are what were real ly concerned said Roy Lin nartz director of maintenance Its really critical that the school be fin ished when school The renovated classrooms include five prekindergarten classrooms behind the cafeteria The kitchen and cafeteria area need to be ready to serve more than 500 students Board members voiced some frustration over continued delays in construction work at the two cam pus sites Hello hedgehog WAI Erin Hamilton 6 watches Milk Shake an African pygmy hedgehog run across the floor Wednesday at Treefrog Ed 125 N Castell Ave The center which opened recently allows children to interact directly with animals and insects from the tropics Support continues for Canyon Lake families BY HEATHER TODO Staff Writer The Canyon Lake community is continuing to rally local support for members of the Hollek and Rutherford families A 3yearold died and four others were criti cally injured following a July 8 auto accident Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8573 in Sattler planned an auction and bar becue for the families Saturday at 14625 River Road The event is scheduled from noon to 1 Admission is for adults and for children The auction will begin 6 BENEFIT WHAT Auction and barbecue for Hollek and Rutherford families WHEN noon Saturday WHERE Veterans of Foreign Wars Post River Road Sattler Susan Hudson a Canyon Lake resident help ing to organize the benefit said proceeds would help with medical expenses Martha Sanders the mother of sons who played on Canyon Lake Little League teams with the Holleks said the community showed Trustee John Clay said he was disappointed the CHS cafeteria would open later than anticipated I feel sorry for the kids at Canyon High School I want us to make an effort when we start work ing on the new elementary schools and expansions to get things done on he said Nieri said construction crews at Goodwin Primary faced a limited amount of time during the summer months for work on the campus Theres really only two months of construction when kids arent there the window is not big he said An increase in construction pro See Housing panel to award tax credits Friday genuine concern for the families Whenever anybody is in a tough situation we help each other out Were like family very unit she said First State Bank in Canyon Lake had a bene fit car wash for the families July 25 Organizers said the benefit exceeded expectations raising more than Anyone interested in donating money can write a check to the Hollek and Rutherford accounts at branches of First State Bank in New Braunfels and Canyon Lake Joshua Rutherford the 3yearold son of Ray and Noretta Rutherford died July 10 from See Evergreen project competing against 209 applicants BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer AUSTltf New Braunfels residents and developers will find out Friday whether a proposed lowincome housing complex will receive tax credit The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs will make the announcement at Friday at 507 Sabine in Austin in the fourth floor board room Evergreen Townhomes an 80 unit proposal by Amistad Afford able Housing is one of 209 applicants vying for million worth of tax credits statewide In 1998 only 56 applicants out of 195 received tax credit in Texas The applicants sought million in tax credit but received only million TDHCA spokeswoman Heather Tindall advised interest ed people to come early Itll be she said At the public hearing in San Antonio in June about 45 New Braunfelsers stood to support the proposed Evergreen Townhomes including New Braunfels District 2 Councilman Larry Alexander District 4 Councilwoman Jan Kotylo and Pet 3 Comal County Commissioner Cristina Zamora Fifteen more residents from New Braunfels also stood in opposition to the project includ ing a couple who lives near the proposed fiveacre site on South Water Lane off Interstate 35 People from Del Rio Victoria IF You Go of Housing and Community Affairs WHAT 1999 tax credits will be allocated WHEN Friday WHERE 4th floor board room 507 Sabine Austin Seguin San Angelo San Antonio and other cities also attended the hearing to give their input about proposed developments in their communities A threeperson adhoc com mittee listened to comments and will give recommendations to the ninemember board of the TDHCA Friday Four hearings were scheduled in Texas through July The last hearing was July 12 in Austin The LowIncome Housing Tax Credit Program created by the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1986 allows owners and investors in affordable housing to use a tax credit to offset a portion of federal tax liability in exchange for con struction of affordable rental housing Gore welcomes shuttle crew honors female commander BY C BRYSON Huu Associated Press Writer Eileen Collins the first female shuttle commander was hailed by Vice President Al Gore as a bigger hero than Amelia Barhart She has not only equaled but surpassed Amelia larhart in the history of Gore told the crowd which was filled with a ID February 1995 Collins became the first woraanl Vice president challenges Bush during visit to Houston Page 4 shuttle mission She took with her a scarfVorh by Earhart an early aviation pioneer who vanished over the Pacific in 1937 while attempting to become the first woman to fly around the globe As 3yearold daughter Bridget clad in a jumper bearing the Stars and Stripes sat in front row of the audience her mother grinned graciously as Gore congrat ulated her Today Bridget your mommy stands here as a hero to all girls and boys women and men Americans and people all over the Gore lauded With this mission the 42yearold Air Force colonel became the first woman to command a US space flight and the first woman ever to land a spacecraft The latter record came late Tuesday when Collins smoothly put Columbia down at Kennedy Space Center for just the 12ft night landing in 95 shuttle missions A typically modest and relaxed Collins said nothing of her achievements instead choosing to use her time at the microphone to thank the ground crews that supported Columbia and also to plug the space pro gram There Is really is a lot of interest out there and we need to tap into Collins said After the brief ceremony Collins imme diately stepped off the stage to hug her daughter before sign autographs The last time a president or vice presi dent personally welcomed returning astro nauts was in September 1996 when Presi dent Clinton greeted Shannon home coming from a recordsetting 188day stay aboard the Russian space station Mir INSIDE Kay cote 76   

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