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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG 150 47 14 pages in 2 sections January 2001 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Waco picks CISDs Major BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School District Superintendent Jerry Major accepted the lead job in the Waco Independent School District Thursday night at a board meeting in The sevenmember board took about 15 minutes in closed session before emerging to vote 70 to name Major as its new The 54yearold who attended the meeting with his could not be reached for Major will start his new job about WISD public information officer Carole Per ry The CISD trustees will meet next week to figure out what to do Were all rookies at Clay This is all new to We are going to be speaking with our attorney who is very familiar with school Were very happy for At the same time we hate to lose The WISD board has been trying to fill a hole in the front since former superinten dent Rosanne Stripling left for Texarkana in Were very WISD trustee Charles Olson said Thursday Major has been at CISDs helm since Water main break JESSIE New Braunfels Utilities worker Kenneth Ryals digs around a broken water main before repairing it with a sixinch A water main near Castell Avenue and Nacogdoches Street ruptured Thursday after noon which affected NBU customers from Nacogdoches Street to Highway At press time Thursday NBU crews were working to resolve the JOSEPH GARCIA NB conservationist dies BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A former chairman of the Edwards Underground Water District and a distin guished teacher and conservation advocate died unexpectedly Tuesday in San Kenneth creative volunteer and New was He is survived by his Emmie Eickenroht daughter Pamela sons Kenan Ikels and Mark grandson Jack granddaughter Payton daughterin law Nancy sisterinlaw Bernice Ikels and uncle Gene A 1946 graduate of New Braunfels High Ikels is well known in Comal County for his work as a chemistry teacher at NBHS IKELS and on water and conserva tion Less well known locally but more important national ly is Ikels work devoted to the protection and survival of military His achievements in that area stretch from the early days of the jet age in the late 1950s to the future of the Air Force in the 1990s with work on the next generation of USAF fighter the F22 In the water Ikels was a representative on the board of the underground water forerunner to the Edwards Aquifer along with Craig Hollmig and Jack Ikels was onetime chairman of the underground water district from 1989 to Doug who now represents the county on the EAA He was really involved in a lot of the water aspects of this working on protect ing the He was one of the earliest pro ponents of aquifer Back only Hays and Bexar counties were in the Edwards Underground Water Those guys really had to do bat tle with Bexar County Craig and Jack were like the Three Musketeers of water in Comal Hollmig singled out contributions Ikels made pertaining to When Ikels was on the Edwards Underground Water District he was very well respected by the rest of the board mem Hollmig He had the ability to understand the complex issues of the Edwards See RANDY HALPRIN LARRY HARPER PATRICK MURPHY DONALD NEWBURY GEORGE RIVAS MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Escapees still worry many in NB Lawmen False sightings better than real thing unreported BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff More than 20 days have passed since seven prison inmates escaped from the Connally Unit but the subject remains fresh on the minds of New Braunfels I was in Landa and four people mentioned it to New Braunfels Police David Wilson Ive had people ask what they should what they should look On Wednesday police received a report of a possible sighting of two of the seven escapees at the Paramount Wilson said all information about the missing inmates would be including the bowling alley havent confirmed anything to positively identify Wilson Chief David Ott of the Comal County Jail said the idea of a renegade band or potentially armed and dangerous escaped prisoners naturally created uneasiness for Some people will be para Some people will go on with their daytoday Ott We might get a few false but Id rather get the false sighting reports than have the real thing go Ott said although sheriffs STAYING SAFE Local law enforcement officials encourage resi dents to Keep watch for any thing or anyone out of the Keep out of Back out of any potentially dangerous situation as quickly as Get a detailed descrip tion of clothes and vehicles and then call local authori Park in lighted If you see something outside that appears suspi lock the doors and call If someone robs cooperate and call law office deputies were always on they had been extra careful since the Connally Unit Photos of the escaped men line office and deputies have passed around Were just more Ott We put photos out to all our officers and tell them to treat everything with the utmost cau Weve about it and what wed need to do if something were to When you have seven people See INSIDE Key Code 76 Commissioner opens office near constituents BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal Countys newest office is now open for business people 3 Commissioner Cristina Zarnoras new satellite office is where many of her constituents are in the west end of New Its not as central or as as her office on the third floor of the county cour thouse but Zamoras new digs at 125 South Water Lane are comfortable and easy to They also are not costing the county a The office is Zamoras former insur off San Antonio Street near the Comal County Sheriffs CONTACT HER To reach 3 Commissioner Cristina call the Comal County Courthouse 6205503 her new satellite office at 125 South Water Zamora will be there from 2 to 5 each working doing what she always does county work and constituent Its an honor and a pleasure to represent Comal County and my constituents inter ests in Precinct Zamora said My greatest accomplishment in Comal County has been working together as a team for the best interests of our commu nity and The commissioners court is a dynamic and energetic environment in which our countys business is and its a pleasure to make my contribution to the commissioners court process and to the The eightyear who ran unopposed in November for her third has donated use of her former insurance agency Right Zamora is the only commissioner in Comal County with a satellite although other commis sioners have explored the See COMMISSIONERS JESSIE 3 Commissioner Cristina Zamora has turned her former insurance office into a satellite office to conduct county
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