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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZEITIJ NG Vol 148 No 257 50 pages in 5 sections November 14 1999 SUNDAY Serving Co final County since 1852 INSIDE Rangers advance to area round A determined Donnie Couser and his Smithson Valley teammates defeated Fredericksburg in their quest for a state title Meanwhile New Braunfels wrapped up its season against Georgetown For details see With temperatures in the 80s and bright sunny skies it might not feel a whole lot like Christmas but New Braunfels businesses and organizations have just the remedy to get you in the Christmas spirit Festtage Find out more about Festtage Historic hotel Tabatha Dasher lost her leg in a tragic auto accident in 1998 but from that loss came a determination to help others in pain and Elf Tabatha was WEATHER With fall foliage turning col ors it looks like fall but it cer tainly doesnt feel like fall Highs are expected to hang around in the 80s for the next few days For the complete forecast see Page 2A INDEX IfeycodftTT City not sure about flood dams on bond issue BY PERI STONEPALMQUIBT Staff Writer Local officials have said dams upstream in the county are key to easing flooding in New Braunfels but it is unclear whether the city will consider placing this type of project on a future bond issue WILLIAMS In New Braunfels city councils packet for a bond meeting Monday no mention of dams is made in the recommendations The dams are a pri ority to both the city and city engineer Bolner said Friday The city already agreed to fund a por tion of a million dam and mil lion dam on the Guadalupe River and a million dam on the Dry Comal Creek in an application for a 75 percent See MEETING WHAT New Braunfels City Council bond meeting WHEN 6 Monday WHERE 424 S Castell Ave Comal recycles WAI Comal County Commissioner Moe Schwab shows glass grains produced by the glass pulverizer at the countys recycling facility on Texas 46 Collected glass bottles are granulated by the machine one of two in Texas and the glass grains are used as a base material for road paving Leaders businesses mark Texas Recycles Day BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff writer Local residents get a chance Monday on Texas Recycles Day to learn just why recycling is so impor tant and how to participate in the national effort for a cieaner greener future Participants also might win a trip to Costa Rica or a trip for two to Sea World San Antonio if they fill out pledges promising to improve their recy cling habits Home Depot a national spon sor for America Recycles Day and Kaderli Materials are host ing activities Monday a day to celebrate the successes of recycling in Texas and reflect on what more we need to do said Linda Smith Texas Recycles Day event cochair Texans are taking pride in their environment and working hard to recycle when they she said Texas Recycles Day is a reminder to all of us that recycling means a lot more than just what we do with our used cans and The events at Home Depot 1360 N Interstate 35 and Kaderli Materials 8200 N 135 are just two of an estimated 500 events taking place across the state Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission RECYCLING CELEBRATIONS WHAT Texas Recycles Day WHEN Monday WHERE Home Depot 1360 N Interstate 35 WHAT Basics of Compost handson activity and open house WHEN 10 to noon Monday WHERE Kaderli Materials 8200 N 135 More on recycling Page 12A officials said New Braunfels Recycling Advisory Committee is participating in Home Depots event and is encourag ing businesses to use the day to clean desks and recy cle paper Committee members along with city and county officials will distribute recycling litera ture at Home Depots event Also TNRCC commissioner John M Baker Jr will speak In addition Home Depot will sponsor demonstrations on how to compost and a cancrushing contest will take place for Canyon Intermediate School We want to be a part of pro moting recycling for the envi store manager Chance Lowry said Kaderli Materials also spon soring activities for Texas Recycles Day is a regional organic recycling center We want to promote recy cling in general and show peo ple what were all owner Ray Kaderli said From 10 to noon the company will host a backyard compost demonstration The open house from noon to 5 is a time for the public to find out more about the facility he said We want to be accessible for schools churches and garden KaderH said HEARING WHAT Texas Department of Transportation Rural Public Involvement Meeting WHEN 7 WHERE New Braunfels City Council chambers citys munic ipal building 424 S Castell Ave Highway department wants input Residents can make wishes known at Tuesday hearing BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer The public will have a chance Tuesday to tell state transportation officials which road projects they think should be priorities Any request is lis tened to and consid TXDoT resi dent engineer Greg Malatek said And a private citizen is just as important as a mayor or county judge or a county The annual public hearing for 7 in the cityfc municipal building 424 S Castell Ave Officials with the San Antonio district office will be present to listen to requests Comal County is one of 12 counties in the San Antonio dis trict TXDoTs project request lists go through the San Antonio dis trict office the state office in Austin and several committees before any decisions are made about funding MALATEK Officials will announce in the spring which projects they have picked for funding We only have so many funding categories or pots of Malatek said Comal County will compete with the other 11 counties in the San Antonio district for money although Malatek said he was not sure what the total amount was Even if a project isnt chosen public input alerts TXDoT officials to areas they need to analyze Tuesdays hearing he said will help gear decision makers and local transportation officials in the right direction They hear from me all the time saying We need money for this and We need money for he said This justifies requests I New Braunfels city staff and Comal County Com missioners Court both have drawn up priority lists that will be forwarded to TXDoT officials City manager Mike Shands said the city had noth ing new on its list The city is asking the state consider widening Texas 46 and FarmtoMarket 1863 extending Loop 337 and building a new outer loop The citys list also requests that projects already given funding such as widening and improving Interstate 35 be given full attention We ask that project like 135 happen more quick ly if Shands said Roadway projects recommended by the county included the creation of an outer loop for New Braunfels and many improvements to sections of Texas 46 including an overpass at FarmToMarket Road 2722 Universal City man dies in River Road accident Friday BY ERIN MAORUOER Staff Writer A 21yearold Universal City man was killed Friday evening on River Road after the vehicle he was driving flipped over the side of a bridge and landed upside down in about three feet of water The 1979 Mercury Marquis which contained driver Shaun McGinley and three passengers traveled more than 50 feet in the die third crossing Department of cariello 19 of Canyon Lake and right the vehicle drifted off to Public Safety Trooper Randy Jerry Joey Cook 18 also of the right side of the road Wells Wells said Canyon Lake were headed north said McGinley apparently over The accident occurred about bound on River Road corrected the vehicle to the left as McGinley and pas As McGinley came out of a and then to the right before hitting air before hitting the bedrock bot sengers Suzanne 17 of slight curve to the left and was torn of the Guadalupe River at New Braunfels Anthony Cic approaching a sharp curve to the the 10inch concrete guardrail of the bridge
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