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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                World Sorlw 1Saturday Atlanta 1 New York 4 Yankees lead series 10 BltT WWUttlE COPY HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 242 46 pages in 5 sections October 24 1999 SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 INSIDE Unclaimed properly The Texas Comptroller has a list of folks who have unclaimed property Find out whether you are on the list and how you can claim your property 711A Three for three After a successful showing by the New Braunfels Unicorns on Thursday in Austin the Canyon pougars and Smithson Valley Rangers extended Comal Countys winning ways with victories Friday nl Ifs the Wursti Wurstfest kicks off Friday in New Braunfels Get those calendars ready to make note of when your favorite artists including the legendary Myron Floren will perform WEATHER The recent pictureperfect weather is expected to continue today and Monday with some clouds returning to the area on Tuesday and Wednesday For a complete look at the forecast see Page 2A INDEX KtycixtoTr Historic house changing addresses Conservation Society making plans for plaza addition BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer Local conservationists are trans planting a nearly 150yearold New Braunfels home this week in an effort to preserve some more local history New Braunfels Conservation Society is paying about to have the little house at 555 Comal Ave moved to Conservation Plaza Its a great little house It really shows the time it was Martha Rehler Conservation Plaza director a museum of nine historic buildings on Churchill Drive Its the first house moved there in about 15 years Its a great Me Conservation Plaza director Martha Rehler said It really shows the time it was The high slanted roof and brick and cedar post framework are fea tures common in homes built in the 1850s she said Carolyn Barry president of the conservation society said she believed Heinrich Scholl a well known cabinetmaker and his broth er Adam built the house After switching hands several times through the years Wayne and Toni Peters of Houston bought it in the mid1980s to use as a weekend home But the Peters wanted to build a See Martha Rehler Conservation Plaza director shows off the house at 555 Comal which soon will be moving to Conservation Plaza Molding young minds WAI Fiveyearold Angela molds clay into a cake during the Texas Clay Festival Saturday in Gruene The festival continues today from 10 to 5 and includes demon strations and works of art from 33 Texas potters and sculptors Study might help get flood funds Call for Loop 337 fix gets louder BY ERIN MAGRUOER Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court joined the call for improved traffic safety on Loop 337 in front of New Braunfels High School 2551N Loop 337 The court adopted a resolution Thursday encouraging the Texas Department of Trans portation to initiate a study to look for ways to improve traffic safety in front of the high school The public outcry comes in the wake of a car See LOOP BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer A new study might bring long awaited federal dollars to Comal County for flood control projects GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity officials said this week the Army Corps of Engineers would condact a ed reconnaissance study to explore flood control options The study will be sponsored by GBRA and the San Antonio River Authority The Corps will look at options to reduce the impact of future floods in GBRAs statutory which includes Comal Kendall Hays Caldwell Guadalupe Gon zales DeWitt Victoria Calhoun andRefugio counties Kerr Coun ty also will be included We are very excited about the reconnaissance GBRA gen eral manager Bill West said The study will provide a vehicle to get federal funding to support the pro The study will look at options such as flood control dams con struction of flood channels from small creeks and levees to separate communities from the river West said The study is scheduled for com pletion in about one year West said After the reconnaissance study is completed a feasibility study will be conducted to deter mine costs The feasibility study will deter mine the ratio of projects such as flood control dams To obtain federal funding the cost of the structure must be less than the cost of the flood damage it will prevent West said The effectiveness of flood con Trout Unlimited still protesting GBRA diversion Page 3A GBRA approves water pacts Page 3A trol dams in Comal County was proven in the 1998 flood County The study showed flood dams on the Dry Comal watershed reduced the peak flow of water that washed into the terrain by 50 percent In addition the Bidders Creek dam prevented extensive flooding in the Landa Estates area After the feasibility study is completed GBRA then can go to Washington in an effort to obtain a portion of the limited federal fund ing available for the projects Dur ing the past fiscal year only million in federal aid was avail able for watershed projects Because the study will include flood control options that are part of an overall watershed program Comal County will have a greater chance of receiving some of the federal money West said Commissioner Jay Millikin said the reconnaissance study could be a good jumping off point for the county to get addi tional funding In October the county received word it would not be recommend ed for the more than million it requested from the Federal Emer gency Management Agency The county also appointed a Comal County Flood Control Committee about one year ago The committee hired the firm of Freese and Nichols to conduct a flood control study Hornseth said he would like to collaborate with GBRA to prevent duplication of efforts Mom fighting to keep convicted child molester in prison Community asked to write protest parole Editors Note The name of the mother in this story has been changed to protect the identity of the juvenile victims The offend ers name has been published in previous editions BY HEATHER Tooo Staff Writer About three years ago Sara came facetoface with every mothers worst nightmare Shortly after the holidays in early 1996 Sara said her two young daughters who were ages 4 and 6 at the time came for ward and told her they had been sexually abused The man they accused of sexu ally assaulting them was their own father and Sarafc husband at the time Armando Martin Med ina Sara said Like other morns who go through this when they first told ma even though I believed them back in my mind I hoped they would pop up and say none of it was true not out of love for him Medina but because you dont want this to be happening to your Now Sara is Spacing another nightmare the possibility that the man convicted of sexually assaulting her daughters might be released from prison Father sentenced On July Medina 33 was arrested in Comal County on charges of sexual assault of a WHO To WRITE Residents who wish to write to the parole board in Austin can address letters to Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services Division Box 13401 Austin TX 78711 Armando Medinas IDC number is The victims Services Division can be reached at 800 8484284 child indecency with a child by sexual contact and indecency with a child by exposure According to Medinas Aug indictment the offens es occurred in Comal County between Oct and Aug   

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