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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 2, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW 20332 11009 SOWEST TSHTNG 2fi7 E DR PELS EL POSO IX HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 205 14 pages in 1 section September 2 1999 jp npv Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Student safety an issue along County Line Road Memorial parents worried about children walking across busy street BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Every afternoon Memorial school students some with their parents and some unaccompanied walk or ride their bikes across County Line Road to get to one of many new subdivisions on the edge of the city Some parents said they were wor ried about the safety of children walking to and from school with increased growth and traffic along the busy fourlane road Three New Braunfels Independent School District campuses Memo rial Primary Memorial Elementary and Memorial Intermediate sit south of Interstate 35 at Walnut Avenue and County Line Road Several subdivisions including Cornerstone Town View Estates New Braunfels Ranch Estates and manymore ori the sit on the south side of County Line Road in Guadalupe County Lisa Schossow the mother of Memorial primary and intermediate students said about 30 kids lived on the Guadalupe side of County Line Road and crossed it to get to school Im here to help my kids across but some of these kids are latchkey kids and they dont have anyone to help them she said Many students cross in front of New Braunfels Fire and Rescue Sta tion No 5 at the entrance of Town View Estates Its scary because this is a blind hill and some of these cars come pretty Schossow said She also said the problem would get worse as more families moved into the area At least 22 new subdivisions or expansions on existing subdivisions WAI Top Memorial Intermediate students cross County Line Road after school on Wednesday Above Memorial Primary firstgrader Caleb Schossow walks home with his mother Lisa as cars approach to the left are planned for the County Line Road area including areas on the Guadalupe County side This year NBISD began offering school bus transportation in many of these subdivisions to address the safety issue Debbie Garinger principal of Memorial Intermediate said the dis trict began picking up students in the subdivisions after declaring County Line Road a hazardous area There shouldnt be a reason for the kids to walk across County Line Road because we have buses that can pick them she said If the kids are going to cross County Line Road the parents either need to escort See SAFETY TIPS School city and law enforce ment officials offer these tips to patents to deal with traffic haz ards near Memorial schools Have your child ride the bus to avoid walking across busy road ways The district offers bus transportation in subdivisions off County Line Road If children walk to school a parent or guardian should escort them Drivers should use extreme caution when around school zones and watch for children walking to and from school Motorists should observe all traffic laws including reduced speed limit in school zones Public workshop helps Bulverde establish goals BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer BULVERDE Members of Bul verde City Council and concerned com munity members convened Tuesday to discuss the future of their community The open city council and general public workshop meeting was the first of its kind in Bulverde Council narrowed its focus to identify key issues to devel op a fiveyear plan for the city With the goal of maintaining a high quality rural lifestyle for residents council agreed upon six major areas water roads community lifestyle scope of service of the city govern ment tax rate in relation to scope of ser vices and city infrastructure needs Both the ongoing water shortage in the area and improving the condition of the roads were listed as the top pri ority items by Mayor Bob Barton The water availability problem has touched all of the residents out Barton said There are some real indi cations that we might be reaching our limit with this aquifer When we have a drought the aquifer can go down to 50 percent or even lower to where people cant even get Water for the Bulverde area is sup plied by the Trinity Aquifer In July residents of Bulverde Hills ran out of water and the Bexar Metro politan Water District had to haul in water for about three days One problem is that Bulverde is a hybrid community composed of some residents who use private wells and oth er residents who use the water system Barton said See CAMPOS Campos Weaver wont seek reelection Incumbent NBISD trustees will vacate seats on board BY HEATHER TOOD Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District patrons will elect two new faces to the board when they cast ballots for the Nov 2 trustee election Dr Carlos Campos the current District 3 repre sentative and District 5 representative Steve Weavjer said Wednesday they would not seek reelectiori for their seats on the board Both seats are up for The filing deadline for the Nov 2 election is Sept 20 New Braunfels resident Lee Edwards who threw his hat into the ring Aug 20 is now running unopposed for the District 3 seat No one has filed in District 5 Campos a local family practi tioner said he had multiple sons for not seeking another threeyear term There are all positive reasons There have been professional responsibilities and service oppor tunities afforded to me that I am really excited he said Weaver said increased job responsibilities as chief financial officer for the Minor Corpora tion in San Antonio prevented him from serving another term I changed jobs two years ago and the bottom line is the company is doubling in size and expanding into Phoenix and Mexico I cant commit to anoth er threeyear term I just dont have that he said Both Weaver and Campos have served one term and were elected in August 1996 Weaver said he appreciated the chance to serve his constituents in District 5 It has been a fulfilling experience and I have enjoyed working with all of the board he said Campos said I think the board has worked real ly well together in the last year and a half and I mink we have good people and good things are happening in the But Campos said he did not rule out the possibil ity of running for a trustee seat in the future To be eligible as a trustee candidate NBISD patrons must be citizens be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term have resided con tinuously in the state for 12 months and in the dis tricts up for election for six months All writein can didates must declare by 5 on Sept 27 Edwards the father of a Seele Elementary student and a New Braunfels High School graduate owns D Lee Edwards Realty He could not be reached for comment Wednesday District 3 includes the central downtown area inside Loop 337 including Landa Park District 5 extends west of Texas 46 including the Hunters Creek subdivisions and the area around Hueco Spring Loop Road WEAVER Corvette caravan Area Corvette enthusi asts cruise through New Braunfels Wednesday morning en route to a conven tion this weekend in Bowling Green Ky Leading the caravan from San Antonio to Dallas was Darren Sulf ridge a 1992 New Braunfels High School graduate INSIDE Area leaders discuss commuting options along 135 corridor BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO Now more than ever residents of New Braunfels and the surrounding area need to find alternatives to singlevehicle commuting state and city officials said Wednesday Were on the threshold of being desig nated nonattainment cities or bad air State Sen Jeff Wentworth RSan Antonio said He spoke via televideo from Austin to a PERI State Sen Jeff Wentworth RSan Antonio speaks to area leaders via televideo on Wednesday morning group of area leaders including New Braunfels mayor Stoney Williams The groups gathered to discuss com muter solutions for Discover Commuter See
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