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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY February 2001 16 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 78 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents JESSIE Oak Run art students listen to Brooke Mackenzie explain a new New Braunfels Museum of Art NBMA newcomer spearheads art project BY DANA JONES HeraldZeitung Correspondent With thousands of miles behind Brooke a selfconfessed is round ing up 400 Comal County school giving each of them a onefootsquare Masonite board and asking them to express how they feel about their The students completed works will hang in the New Braunfels Museum of Art where working in conjunc tion with The Childrens is spearheading Picturing which she says is not a typical local kids art I got the idea from an art pro ject in Aspen where 40 students Mackenzie Its about com munity involvement and discov ering the new Mackenzie brings a diverse cultural and educational back ground to the former Hummel She attended Southern Baptist Military Boarding Academy in Texas and then attended University of California in Santa next 10 years she attended schools and exhibited her own works in Texas and One show in led to an invitation to participate in an elite group exhibition and performance at Foundatione Pistoletto in in July Returning to the United States in Mackenzie took a job at a New York publishing Four months on a visit home to see my parents Don and Lynn Forres of Huisache Grill in New I decid ed really missed a small Mackenzie Returning to New York she cashed in her trav eled to Africa and then settled down to her position at Picturing Here will open at the museum 24 and contin ue through To inspire See Grease fire damages kitchen BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer A New Braunfels home received mild damage to the kitchen during a grease fire Thursday The New Braunfels Fire Department was sent to a house in the 900 block of North Union Street at Liz was cooking french fries in the kitchen when the fire began I grabbed my two year old son and to the house of her Mike Smith Davis attempted to extinguish the but it was beyond he He then called 911 and checked his Davis said only 68 seconds had passed when someone from the fire department was running to the house with a fire extin guisher in For the next four minutes sirens shat tered the evening air as more fire trucks arrived and firemen began their The flames were extinguished within a few Smith said she was amazed at how quickly the fire department I was They were very she JUSTIN Liz Smith center explains to her landlady Betty Malins left and neighbor Mike I never cook The microwave is my best Smiths kitchen caught fire while she was HONORING THOSE WHO SERVED CHRIS Manuel Camareno sits with the two American and two Texas flags that were presented to two New Braunfels funeral homes in Honors Hall on Below A plaque was present ed with the flags to three New Braunfels funeral Donations make flags available for veterans funerals BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Manuel Camareno saw a sixyearold dream come true Fri day Beginning no veteran who dies and has memorial services in Comal County will do so without the honor of lying in state in the presence of the United States and Texas flags he or she a retired Army master sergeant and activist for veterans con ducted a ceremony at Honors Hall ori Seguin Avenue in which flags donated by the local Lions and Rotary clubs were pre sented to Doeppenschmidt and Morales funeral Last two families who had former soldiers die donated identical flags to Zoeller Funer al The flags are to be displayed on staff and stanchion in the chapels and viewing rooms of the funeral The government pro vides 5xlOfoot flags to be draped over the caskets or tri folded over the left shoulders of honorably discharged veter the American Legion and the Veterans of For eign Wars have provided dis play flags for services for veter but in Comal County the practice was stopped in 1995 for anyone who is not a member of one of the who is one of more than Comal County was heartbroken by the To me it was sad because every veteran deserves to have the American and the Texas flag beside his casket when hes gone to a bet ter I didnt want the spouse of a deceased veteran hav ing to go trying to borrow a While he didnt sup port the change in poli Camareno said he was forced to live with it until he could do something about The majority must Camareno But there are many veterans out there who for whatever reason dont belong to one of those veterans orga Camareno He among all his oth er advocacy to try to get flags for Comal county funeral What he found was that good quality flags are very expen Hey right youre looking at he pointing at the four donated by service Last two families donat ed flags to Zoeller funeral home CISD eyes rainwater collection BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Comal Independent School District is tipping a toe into the pool of water issues by exploring rainwater A threemonth period of rainy weather in the area has not erased from the minds of CISD trustees the effects of several years of drought that drained aquifers and lowered river flow Michael Stenberg of Austins Pfluger Asso ciates is researching the feasibility of rain water capture for CISD at no cost to the dis He presented his preliminary report to trustees at a January board They just asked the Is it feasible1 Stenberg Of the other question how much does it cost And the cost is But rainwater collection is Rainwater collection systems harvest water for whats called potable the industry term for drinking The prohibitive factor is the which depends on how much rainwa ter a developer wants to Systems run from per gallon stored for nonpotable and to to store drinkingquality Pfluger Associates is managing construc tion of the CISD elementary school at Farmto Market 306 and Hoffman Lane and the Smith son Valley High School The firm designed both Using Smithson Valley High School as an Stenberg said the campus uses about 4 million gallons of water just to meet the needs of students arid Buildings cover more than five acres of the campus acreage and more than nine acres are Stenberg calculated that an average yearly rainfall of 30 inches would create about million gallons of rainwater that could be col lected for Another million gallons runs off paved but the nature of that water which contains dirt and other debris makes it a little more costly to The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission encourages residential and com mercial developers to build rainwater collection irrigation Stenberg But thats as far as the state agency goes so far it has not offered financial A rainwater recapture system could take five to six years to pay Systems also require routine maintenance such as changing or cleaning filters and cir culating the water constantly to keep it aer The school district is using well water on campuses where there is no public water sup he Besides placing less demand on the sensitive Hill Country water rainwater collection can slow erosion on a Stenberg Pin pricks spark letters to NBMS parents i FROM STAFF REPORTS Braunfels Middle School officials have sent a letter home to parents after four students were pricked or struck with a safety pin on The school nurse treated three who reported the incident on The fourth did not report it that NBISD officials NBMS Principal Demetria Cummins sent the letter to parents encouraging them to talk to their children about the seriousness of Cummins began discussing the incident with A major point of emphasis dealt with ensuring that students understand that what they consider pranks among friends can have serious consequences for all Cummins The Wednesday incident involved two As a parent or guardian you should know that substantial consequences will be forthcoming to the Cummins wrote in the We have notified the parenjs of all of the involved students and necessary precautions are being taken based on professional med ical Cummins asked parents to reinforce to their children that everyone must work together to ensure a safe and orderly environment conducive for learning at schpoi Please emphasize to your child that he or she should always feel comfortable in talking to a teacher or an adminis trator about situations that could create a safety Parents with questions or concerns can contact Cummins at INSIDE Key Code 76 Coming Sunday American Profile takes a look at Normal Rockwell and his art in Sundays   

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