New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 5, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 05, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities cus tomers with addresses ending in 5 can water today after 7 Well users with address es ending in 4 or 5 can water today after 8 HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 164 16 pages in 2 sections July 5 2000 WEDNES Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents 1 K 1 i i iO I i Let freedom ring BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels celebrated the Fourth of July with its usual red white and blue patriotism and fervor Tuesday from the morning program on the Main Plaza to the parade to the concerts in Landa Park It was all about ice cream and apple pie lawn chairs and people you may not have seen for a year or at least since Septembers Comal County Fair parade It was about free concerts in Landa Park And then it was about the rockets red glare when the fireworks began about As promised this past week by assis tant to the city manager Don Ferguson the 25 minutes of star bursts flares streamers and earthshaking thunder disappointed no one See JULY Photos by K JESSIE SLATEN and CHRIS Above the Comal Community Band entertains the crowd anxiously awaiting the Fourth of July fireworks Left Members of the New Braunfels High School Junior ROTC present the colors of the flag Tuesday after the parade downtown Diner settles in where others have come and gone BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Most customers ask Arizona natives Vikki and Hector Monarrez the same question of their new restaurant Youre going to stay here right Its a logical question consider ing the number of restaurants that have come and gone at the loca tion at Union Avenue and E San Antonio Street Toppers Pizza occupied 512 E San Antonio St until recently and a Mexican fastfood restau rant was there briefly as well But since June 4 Vikki and Hector Monarrez have served up 52 different kinds of omelets and other traditional breakfast and lunch items from 6 to and they are determined to make the restaurant a long term success We have Vikki said This is our baby We bought the build ing This is what we wanted to do for a number of years We love the building and we love the she said We start ed this for the people of New Braunfels Having Schlitterbahn in our backyard is a Schlitterbahn and the Comal River where summer tubing flourishes already have provided a steady stream of We have great Vikki said They come almost every day and they bring us their wet money and we put it under the heat The restaurant also gets a lot of business from neighboring resi dents and employees at McKenna Memorial Hospital and doctors offices Vikki said when she and her husband bought the building they were told many restaurants did not fare well at the location But they werent daunted Vikki said 1 asked Why What was going on And the consensus was She said previous owners were not always open at the same times each day It was kind of scary for us See UNION iool mold could grow into lawsuit BY HEATHER TODO Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees may sue the architects and engineers who renovated Canyon Inter mediate School because of mold problems discovered in 19 classrooms earlier this year The issue is expected to emerge when trustees meet 6 Thursday at the districts Human Resources Building 1419 N Business 35 In May trustees appointed a son of San Antonio to investigate and make recom mendations about how to remedy the nontoxic mold problem at CIS 1275 N Business 35 specializes in forensic investigations of constructionrelated problems Because of the holiday weekend district officials were not available to confirm the names of the firms involved in the renovation But a district official familiar with the situation said the contractor was Tecom Construction and the architect was Barnes Architects Both are Austin firms At a meeting in May district consultant Roy Linnartz said a copy of the contract with was pro vided to attorneys for the CIS renovations contractor and architect I think they realize they have some responsibility for the problems we face with the he said Linnartz said would help the district figure out how best to recover its costs to repair the mold damage CISD officials began investigating the mold problem at the intermediate school after two staff members com plained of allergylike reactions in midMarch No students are known to have been affected During a meeting in May district staff said seven staff members had complained of health problems possibly related to mold On March 13 CISD officials had air quality tests con ducted at the school by RabaKistner Consultants an engineering firm specializing in environmental consult ing geotechnical engineering and construction testing Officials found traces of mold in 19 classrooms Two of four classrooms behind the school cafeteria were closed Those classrooms will require repairs that include replac ing damaged wallboard About a dozen students used each of the two classrooms for the most part for less than two hours each day dis trict officials said A contractor that specializes in dealing with moisturerelated problems cleaned the remaining classrooms Linnartz told board members at a May meeting that test ing indicated there was not any airborne mold since the cleaning He also said checks at two other campuses built by the architect and contractor turned up no trace of mold Local resident Jerry Berry left enjoys a late lunch at the new Union Street Station 512 E San Antonio St K JESSIE HeraldZeitung English village honors NB veteran of WWII Jerome and Francis Pfullman BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer ASTON CLINTON England Mike Fields was not alive when his uncle New Braunfels native Jerome Pfullman died in a plane crash in an English orchard during World War II But in June as he was standing in the middle of an English cemetery where the bodies of American soldiers were laid to rest he felt a personal connection to the 22year old World War II airman he never met You get that feeling that theres some thing going on thats a lot bigger than you Fields said in a telephone interview from his Houston home Joining Fields in the search for Pfullmans grave in the Cambridge cemetery were his wife and daughters and his mother and fatherinlaw New Braunfels residents Jackie and Paul Ullrich On Jan 3 1945 a World War II B24 Liberator crashed into an orchard in Aston Clinton near Oxford shortly after takeoff as the crew prepared to drop leaflets urging Germans to join the resistance For nine of the 10 crewmen on board including 2nd U and copilot Pfullman it was their first and last mission as part of the 406th Squadron in the 8th US Air Force All crewmen were killed but Pfullman was the only one to be buried in England He left behind his wife Francis and daughter Sandra Mrs PfUHmans child from a previ ous marriage In June residents of Aston Clinton who never met the 10 Americans and only knew their identities through an Air Force accident report unveiled a brass plaque engraved with the airmens names on the INSIDE Key Cods 76 ;