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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW HERALD ELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in or 9 can water today before 9 and after 7 For information call 6088925 UNG Vol 149 No 246 42 pages in 4 sections October 8 2000 O j TXf A V ServnB Comal County since 1852 INSIDE OK outruns Texas A red and white OU flag was shoved into the midfield stripe the Sooner Schooner was rolling up the side line and Oklahoma players and coaches were gathering at the 20 for an impromptu team Fun reunion Two pretty Frauleins and a sharp looking young man came to West Bridge Street to talk to laugh and to have some fun in the Texas Vacation winner The first weeks winner of the HeraldZeitungs October Family Vacation Giveaway is Dave Daniels To enter the contest fill out the subscription form on the back of your copy of TV Week in todays edition and send it in Winners receive four night vacation packages which includes deluxe accommoda tions for two adults children free a round of golf and other amenities at a variety of vacation destinations Scattered rain cold grip Texas Scattered showers and cold weather are expected to grip the state for the remainder of the weekend forecasters said A cold front that swept across Texas on Friday has anchored itself solidly over the state keeping unseasonably cool temperatures in the area In South Texas cloudy and windy conditions buffeted the region with occasional showers forecast for Sunday calls for cloudy and cold conditions with a chance of showers and highs in the 50s INDEX Week Trashfest endures rain BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Santa Claus apparently left something valuable in New Braunfels this past Christmas his hat But participants in the 25th annual Trashfest pulled the hat out of the Comal River in time for it to be dried and mailed it back to the North Pole before Christmas The hat was chosen as the most unusual item found in the riv er Saturday Trashfest is sponsored each year by the Texas Gulf Coast of Diving Clubs About 270 people from all over the state and outside of Texas braved the record breaking cold temperatures and rain to participate in the Silver Anniversary Trashfest One man used his vacation time to come from the Mar shall Islands to participate in Trashfest For 25 years weve had it no matter said Trash fest CoChairman Chuck Boyd Boyd said about 150 more people had been expected to participate but the dismal weather kept them away It also kept the contestants from retrieving as much trash from the river as they had in previous years Boyd ex plained that the rain made the water muddy and hard to see in or more trash would have been found The event pulled pounds of trash from the river including cups bottles and cans 88 shoes and sun See CHRIS Chris Hanson 10 and his father Michael participated in the 25th annual Trashfest Saturday cleaning up the Comal River Hanson was the youngest participant ever in the Trashfest On Oct two ROTC students died in a car accident NBHS remembers K JESSIE SLATEN CHRIS Above Students gather at a marker to remember Diaz and Famsworth Lower right The traffic light at the New Braunfels High school exit onto Loop 337 will make exiting the school campus safer for students Friends family plan candlelight vigil ceremony on anniversary BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer One year after a traffic accident in front of New Braunfels High School killed Shelby Farnsworth and Fernando Diaz the students who knew them and even some who did not have not forgotten Students will join friends and fami ly of the former students at the flag pole in front of the school on Monday to mark the oneyear anniversary of their deaths Students and family also have FARNSWORTH DIAZ planned a candle light vigil by the crosses set up near the scene of the accident It starts at 8 on Monday Its really hard to imagine that its been a year with out my said Jeanette Gorski Farnsworths mother Her daughter would have turned 17 today ROTC members will lower flags to halfstaff at the short ceremony which starts at at NBHS 255 IN Loop 337 See After a fatal car wreck traf fic is being reconfigured at the Loop 337 Shelby Famsworths parents sue Diaz family fathers Switcher finds graves with rods BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The thin coat hangar gripped firm ly by weath ered fingers accentuates Leroy Klin gers already awesome hands to gros sly large proportions Although it is broad daylight he walks like a man trying to avoid a knock to die shin in the dark of an unfamiliar room He is practicing something called switching an Old World way of locating water or areas underground that have been disturbed The talent conies in handy especially for his and his wife Helens latest hobby finding and then mapping every grave in the lower half of Comal County and sur rounding areas With rods in hand he said he can locate unmarked burial sites City council to consider land price BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council will discuss a proposal Monday to acquire land for a future land fill Councilman Larry Alexander placed the item on the agenda after he said he discovered that there is land for sale within a half mile of the landfill the city currently uses To me it makes sense for the future of New Braunfels to purchase this land and have it there in he said I The council meets at Monday in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Council Chambers 424 S Castell Ave The city previously owned and operated a landfill with Comal County at FM 1101 and Kohlenberg Lane However Waste Management bought the landfill in the mid 1980s New Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands said At that time the landfill did not comply with gov ernment regulations and it would have cost the city more than million to bring it into compliance Instead of spending that money on top of oper ating the landfill Shands said the city and county chose to sell that landfill Then the city signed an agree ment to continue using the landfill until 2002 Shands said Shands said that when he last spoke to Waste Management a few months ago the company told him the landfill had possibly five to eight years of life left The likeli hood is that this ALEXANDER WHATS UP WHO New Braunfels City Council WHAT Considering land for future landfill WHEN Monday WHERE New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave is a good time to be at least asking the question where do we want to go from here Certainly the landfill is driving that from Shands said Alexander said his proposal is to buy the land See Leroy Klinger uses metal rods to locate unmarked burial sites in graveyards He and his wife use their talents to help map old burial grounds in Comal County and surrounding areas JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ HeraldZeitung   

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