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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG Saturday July COUNTY LOGAl STATE FROM THE DISPATCH A 46yearold San Antonio woman remained in extremely critical condi tion Friday afternoon after an early morning accident in which the parked car she was sitting in was rearended by a semi truck New Braunfels police Lt John Wommack said the woman was being treated at University Hospital for major injuries sustained in an accident that occurred at Friday on southbound Interstate 35 about 260 feet south of Solms Road A University Health Center official early Friday evening described the womans condition as extremely Wommack said New Braunfels police got a report of a car parked in the inside or fast lane of the interstate with its lights off We dont know why it was stalled Wommack said Within a minute another call came in at the same location for a major accident The major accident came when a semitruck and trailer driven by a Canadian man slammed into the rear of the car Wommack said Police arrived to find that a woman sitting in the car a 1989 subcompact had sustained what Wommack characterized as major injuries The rear of the car was pushed to the back of its front seats in the accident Wommack said the trucks driver reported see ing a man standing in the lane in front of him and slammed on his brakes before he hit the car What happened to the man who was the injured womans 59yearold hus band was not clear Friday But Wommack believed he had jumped out of the way of the truck over a concrete barrier and fallen on the other side He had head and chest injuries but not serious ones The couple were taken to University Hospital in San Antonio where the husband was in good con dition Friday and expected to be released Wommack said the man was not much help when it came to relaying what had happened The couple had left their shifts at a New Braunfels area metal fabrication plant where they worked and were returning home when the accident occurred Wommack said He remembers nothing of the accident Wommack said He remembers leav ing work but thats about it This may be one of those things where we never know just what hap UPCOMING MEETINGS NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL of trustees 6 Tuesday at the Education Center 430 W Mill St New fire truck funds Photo submitted Spring Branch Volunteer firefighters recently accepted a check for to be applied to a new brush truck From left to right Perry Trammel DeNae Park Pedernales Electric Cooperative Val Smith PEC Board of Directors Scott Campbell Spring Branch Fire Chief Paul Cogswell Ola Armstrong PEC Board of Directors and Bob DiFonzo PEC District Manager around Spring Branch has one year to raise the match ing money or it will lose the grant Well be raising an additional through Campbell said One of the fundraisers Homefest will be held the first Saturday in October Also a fourwheeler will be raffled Campbell said The grant is one of 33 totaling that have been awarded through the LCRAs Community Development Partnership which provides economic development and community assistance grants to cities counties fire depart ments and other nonprofit orga nizations in LCRAs 58 county service area Spring Branch firefighters get LCRAs help SPRING BRANCH Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department has been given a grant to help purchase a new fire truck Fire Chief Scott Campbell said the Pedernales Electric Cooperative and Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the grant in a brief ceremony on Monday Its to replace a 30yearold brush truck thats been getting kind of Campbell said Were looking at a Dodge 1ton with a 250 300 gallon poly tank for Scott Campbell SBVFD Fire Chief Were extremely pleased to receive this money It will go to good Campbell said the fire depart ment must raise the rest of the cost of the new truck which is a brush truck used for fighting grass and woodland fires Were looking at a Dodge 1 ton with a 250300 gallon poly tank for Campbell said The total estimated cost is Bulverde mayor calls for water conservation BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton called on resi dents this week to make every possible effort to conserve water I think theres enough water in the Trinity Aquifer to limp along but water conservation has to be the keystone of our efforts Unless we start getting some good rain were still going to have prob he said Its a very difficult question as to how were going to survive a few more years if we dont have access to more Barton alderman Warren Alston and Chris Dullnig of the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District met with GuadalupeBlanco River Auth ority general manager Bill West to talk about the proposed Canyon Lake pipeline that Bulverde hopes will ameliorate its water troubles when complet ed Barton and GBRA officials have estimated it could take years for the pipeline to be com pleted Bulverde has requested 400 acrefeet of water per year from the GBRA Barton said he had good discus sions with the GBRA but nothing really was worked out yet In its search for water Bulverdereached an agreement with the San Antonio Water System a few months ago to apply to the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission for a Certificate of Convenience and Need CCN to establish a water system in Bulverde Bulverde is looking to own a system that SAWS would man age Bulverde also is looking for help in building the system which SAWS has offered to do GBRA might be willing to help as well officials suggested after a board meeting in Seguin The water situation is so com plex it looks like it changes each time you look at Barton said In my opinion in the long term Im talking 20402050 there will not be enough water to supply the needs of western Comal County if we dont find other sources of CUSTOM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE 1 st 30 Days on Dumpster Rental Commercial Construction 8306271837 I Watch Batteries Installed 3 plus tax 35SBwda Suite J 6292781 Photo submitted Members of the Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society celebrate the recent grant they got from the Kronkosky Foundation CLASS gets Kronkosky grant FROM STAFF REPORTS STARTZVILLE The Canyon Lake Animal Shelter Society has been awarded a grant that will enable it to complete phase one construction of its new animal shelter Leah Kantoff announced the Kronkosky Foundation made the award in a ceremony this week president Cathy Fredrickson said the organization hopes to move into its new shelter by early fall This is a welldeserved honor because of all the hard work on the part of our community as well as wonderful Fred rickson said The Kronkosky Foundation members were most impressed with because of all that weve accom plished in such a short period of time Goals of the organization include putting in place a stray cat program a lost and found hotline a computer system and achiev ing a high adoption rate Not only have we met each of these goals but weve exceeded them in less than two Fredrickson said Second phase construction will begin with a finishout of the inside Dan Minica will be the vol unteer general contractor Anyone wanting to help in any way can call 830905PETS Were just a click away Good Morning Rita Evans Inseiia I hope you enjoy your Saturday paper Welcome to the weekend 1 Delays edition features information for tourists blended with weekend entertainment news church news and plenty of local news Saturday coffee and the HeraldZeitung   

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