New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 23, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 23, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas iELS 74 TX 79903 Vol 148 No 220 14pga in2sections September TTJ QT A V County since 1852 50 cents Fair entries roll in From baked goods to sketches theres lots to be proud of BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff writer A Picassoesque selfportrait and color penciled sketch of a whale are only two of hundreds of entries in this years Comal County Fair But the mother of the artists wouldnt know the 1999 Comal County Fair schedule Page 4A difference Heidi Morton beamed Wednesday morning when she submitted the two pieces of art created by her daugh ters ages 2 and 5 She joined the ranks of others who came to the fairgrounds to submit entries for baked goods horticulture antique and wildlife exhibits Judging began Wednesday night and will conclude this morning Morton isnt worried about her daughters placing in one of the four age divisions Instead the idea is to get her children involved in a communityoriented event Another mother Amy Sims said It gets the kids excited about the See WAI Grace Morton proudly presents a drawing of a whale Wednesday morning at the arts and crafts exhibit registration at the Comal County Fair Judging began Wednesday night and concludes this morning Downtown prepares for parade AMANDA Kinder Tanzen dancers entertain onlookers at Wednesdays Night in Old New Braunfels celebration in the Comal Corral Other activities included a welcome to the fair dance contest and free concert BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer Schools and some businesses are shutting down Friday and residents will flock to San Antonio Street for the annual Comal County Fair parade It kicks off the fun and festivities of the parade cochairwoman Sue Bush said The fun starts at Friday with the pet parade Registration and judging for the pet parade will last until at Wuests parking lot on San Antonio Street The pet parade will begin at Firstplace ribbons will be given for largest pet best dressed largest pet best decorated pet and owner largest fami ly of pets smallest pet best dressed smallest pet best decorated smallest pet and owner most unusual pet largest dog smallest dog best decorated bicy cle and owner best decorated bicycle best decorated bicycle group and best dressed fowl and owner The parade will start at 10 at Santa Clara Avenue and West San Antonio Street and will travel down San Antonio through downtown around Main Plaza to Liberty Avenue and end at Prince Solms Park No parking will be allowed on San Antonio Street before or during the parade which will feature local high school bands and various floats cars and trucks Bush said Native American visits schools BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Texas native Eric Marley whose Comanche name is White Tur spent the past 16 years living like a Plains Indian in the Hill Country and he has a simple mes sage for todays youth Dont spend time playing video games Learn everything you pos sibly can Every day is a new learn ing Marley said to fifthgrade students Wednesday at Mountain Valley Intermediate School Marley is one of hundreds of local artists and craftsmen plan ning to attend the fourth annual Moving Waters Pow Wow Oct 23 at Canyon Lake Marley said he would partici pate in the tepee contest in which contestants try to create the most authentic tepee Other events will include Amer ican Indian arts and crafts North ern and Southern drums gourd dancing intertribal and competi tion dancing and storytelling As part of his presentation on Native American culture Marley demonstrated how he used items found in his environment including feathers animal furs glass bottles See NATIVE Eric Marley of Abilene displays Native American crafts for Mountain Valley Intermediate students on Wednesday Brush fire blamed on cigarette About 15 acres burn near Canyon Lake Wednesday BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer A lit cigarette might have sparked a brush fire that burned about 15 acres Wednesday in the Canyon Lake area The blaze started about near a fence line on FarmtoMarket Road 2722 near Bear Creek Road Canyon Lake responded with assis tance from New Braunfels and Spring Branch vol unteer fire departments Captain Jeff Murray said Six brush trucks and two tankers were used to contain the blaze in about 20 minutes Mur ray said However the fire was slowly spreading even two hours after containment It might take until 2 or 3 MANFORD Put fire out Murray said Because of changes in wind direction the fire still was flaring up in different places he said One unoccupied structure was burned in the fire but no homes were in danger said Bob McKinney of the Central Texas Fire Prevention Team The fire spread very quickly because of the Increased winds and the dryness of the McKinney said We are lucky it did not burn more Wednesdays blaze was just the latest in a series of small fires that have swept the area On Sept 16 another fire near Canyon Lake was started by a welding spark and burned about 10 acres Comal County Fire Marshal Lin Manford said A total of six brush fires were reported within the past week in the Canyon Lake area alone Manford said Because of drought and unrelenting high tem peratures a burn ban has been in place for all of Comal County since Aug 9 A fire that broke out Saturday near San Saba already has burned about acres said Mark Stanford head of the rural fire defense section of the Texas Forest Service As of Wednesday it was only 85 percent contained Manford said he hoped Comal County would not be next We are about as dry as you can get right he said There is an intense fire hazard in Comal To measure fire danger level the Texas Forest Service relies on the KeetchByram Drought Index KBDI is an indicator of moisture in living vege tation By measuring the amount of moisture in the soil KBDI can calculate the fire danger for an area The KBDI scale ranges from 0 to 800 points and anything measuring between 600 and 800 points indicates an extreme fire danger On Wednesday New Braunfels measured 721 Things are very bad in Comal Stanford said At an index level more than 600 all of the veg etation is extremely dry not just the dead This means all of the vegetation can catch on fire which produces more heat spreads faster and is harder to put out Stanford said The forecast shows only a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms or showers late Monday or early Tuesday NWS meteorologist Clay Anderson said Mother daughter still recovering from Monday evening accident BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Students at New Braunfels Middle School signed cards and made posters Tuesday to show their concern for a condition in the intensive care unit at University Hospital on Wednesday New Braunfels Police Department officers would not release the name of day night car accident Felicita Pastor 48 and her 12year old daughter were airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio at Monday after they were injured in a twovehicle accident on Loop 337 Pastor was listed iafak but guarded nile A spokesperson at University Hos pital said they could not release infor mation on the status of a juvenile patient School officials said reports from family members indicated the 12year old was not in the intensive care unit INSIDE Days of the Scots celebration begins Friday BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Plenty of animals good food music and demonstrations of skill and talent will abound this weekend but it wont all be at the Comal County Fair The 11th annual Days of the Scots will run Friday and Saturday at the 300acre John Knox Ranch in Fischer and local residents are invited to catch the sights and sounds of ancient Scot land in the Texas Hill Country The sound of bagpipes and drums will echo throughout the twoday festival while Scots of all ages and clans dressed in kilts perform demon strations of weaponry and give lectures on Scot tish culture ABOUT IT WHAT 11 th annual Days of the Scots cel ebration WHEN Friday and Saturday WHERE John Knox Ranch Fischer The festival opens 8 Friday with a concert featuring Celtic singer Roger Graham and harpist Nancy Hurrell Tickets are per person On Saturday the festivities begin at 9 with admission for adults and for children 12 and under ;

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