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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 15, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in or 9 can water today before 9 and after 7 For information call 6088925 HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 252 42 pages in 4 sections October 15 2000 Oj Serving Comal County since 1852 INSIDE Cabig al hunters Before you head out for deer camp this fall check out our 2000 Hunting Guide for Comal Inside Voters guide The League of Women Voters Comal Area joins forces with the state league to present voters a comprehensive guide for the Nov 7 election Early voting starts Oct 23 so start prepar ing to cast your ballot in this important Vacation wilier The second weeks winner of the HeraldZeitungs October Family Vacation Giveaway is Florence Sulfemeier To enter the contest fill out the sub scription form on the back of your copy of TV Week in todays edition and mail 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 Classified ads to be reprinted The Saturday Oct 7 classified adver tisements were inadvertently published in this past Saturdays edition Angela Benson advertising director said that due to an internal error this incident occurred We would like to stress the value of each and every one of our Benson said We intend to make good on all of the classified advertisements that did not appear in Saturdays classi fied section and we regret any inconve nience to our customers or Benson added that the classified ads published today are for Sunday Oct 15 INDEX Week Ktycodi77 K JESSIE Residents living along the Guadalupe River sift through debris to save what they can after the flood Family photos were a priority on almost everyones list of things to save Working together Two years after flood county tearriiiTff stem next one BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer When it comes to flood control and water runoff County Engineer Tom Hornseth succinctly summed things up in August when he told the New Braunfels City Council that water runs And so efforts to prepare for future devastating floods in Comal County and down river in the Guadalupe basin are by necessity family affairs All involved agencies from the watersheds Kerr County headwa ters to San Antonio bay share their stake in flood planning If Comal County doesnt do its part any effort on the part of New Braunfels is doomed when hun dreds of square miles worth of runoff water converges to thunder through a downtown area of scant ly more than a square mile on its way to the Gulf of Mexico Its shown how much all of us depend on each said New I was told Id never live to see it But Im determined we re determined to see this begin see one of these projects with in three to Jive Danny Scheel County Judge Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands If we do everything we can but the county does nothing the city is still at risk If the coun ty does what it can but gets no help from Bexar County it is still at risk Downstream to Seguin Vic toria and beyond the risks pile Shands said the city decided in December 1998 to throw in with the county The city council approved endorsing commissioners court in its efforts to find methods and funding for mitigating future flood hazards and to confirm that the See K JESSIE Suzie Garcia leafs through the files of all the flood victims that were helped through Rebounds NB Rebounds helped take back community BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Rebounds can mea sure its success in several ways The group formed after the Oct 17 1998 flood devastated the city Pastors civic leaders and emergency assistance See File Photos Incumbent newcomer square off on Nov 7 BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer A longtime incumbent unused to opposition and a firsttime candidate unused to running are vying for the Comal County tax assessorcollectors office in the Nov 7 election For 24 years Democrat Gloria K Clennan has handled effective tax rates voter and motor vehicle reg istration and other related tasks as Comal County tax assessorcollec tor Firsttime polit ical candidate Sherman Krause is representative CLENNAN of the young guard swelling the Texas Republican ranks When Clennan started she dealt with two entities now she collects for 13 county entities She has cam paigned against opposition only once and that was in the first of her seven campaigns for Ik J KRAUSE EARLY VOTING WHAT Early voting WHEN Oct 23 to Nov 3 from 8 to Monday through Friday WHERE First floor of Comal County Courthouse Annex Rm 101 BY MAIL Early voting by mail applica tions accepted through Oct 31 at 100 Main Plaza Ste 104 New Braunfels TX 78130 office Im doing more campaigning this time than last Clennan said The political cli mate has changed quite a bit since the first time Clennan ran against an oppo nent The Democrat ic Party is losing ground to the Republicans statewide at blinding speeds Today the Texas GOP is the fastest growing Republican Party in the nation and the once staunchly Democrat See SQUARE County supports new air initiatives BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County voted to support a number of steps Thursday aimed at reducing smog and ozone levels in the San Antonio area The Air Improvement Resources Committee of the Alamo Area Council of Governments asked agencies in four counties to voluntarily improving air quality of before the Environmental Protection Agency inter venes San Antonio is the largest metropolitan region in the country and the last major metropolitan area to not be declared in nonattainment of air quality standards See Cemetery advocates go to great lengths for preservation Third in a Series BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Leroy and Karen Klinger spent most of this past spring climbing through high brush and snake country to chart private grave locations in the southern part of Comal County They are like scouts for the Comal County Genealogical Society foot sol diers in a growing band of cemetery pro tectionists in Texas The Texas Historical Commission genealogical societies and a new kid on the block called Save Texas Cemeteries serve as touchstones for ceme tery preser vation They all are working to save gravesites from the fate of their occupants The cemeteries are a part of our her itage and they give us one more tool to put together the history of said Karen Thompson founder of Save Texas Cemeteries Private cemeteries make up about 95 percent of the graveyards in Texas and most date 50 to 100 years back Four of the big threats against cemeter ies are development theft vandalism and deterioration Development is a big threat to cemeter ies in Comal and Guadalupe counties because they are among the states fastest growing areas Mark Gilstrap a New Braunfels con tractor said he had never discovered a grave on the job and only once built on a property where he knew of a grave ahead of time I would hope if someone came across one they would contact the proper Gilstrap said His company left the grave alone and built on a different part of the property But cemetery preservationists such as Connie Krause a member of the Comal County Genealogical Society said that some developers did not operate that way Weve run into a few developers who want to move cemeteries or they do not want us finding out about Krause said Bulldozers could come through and a cemetery could be gone in an Gilstrap said he would not be surprised   

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