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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Basketball The Spurs faced the Rockets B BRT AVAILABLE COPY Texan of the Year Red McCombs will be honored at the annual Texas Legislative OA NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile See portraits of SUNDAY March 2001 pages in 4 sections HERALDZEITUNG 150 109 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 speed studies planned for 281 FROM STAFF REPORTS Texas Department of Transportation officials are planning signal and speed studies for the stretch of 281 where a high school stu dent died earlier this Greg New Braun fels area said Fri day that the traffic division from TxDOTs district office in San Antonio would con duct the I think well probably find that that intersection wont warrant a signal but it could get a blinking amber light on 281 and a blinking red light on Malatek Malatek also is meeting this week with friends and family of Amy who died 24 in a wreck at FM 306 and They presented to Comal County commissioners Thursday a petition with signatures asking officials to improve safety at the At the Malatek plans to discuss the location of some highway signs that might affect sight distance at the As TxDOT conducts its sig nal and speed engi neers will look at the number of development in the area and the actual speeds drivers travel on the Officials will use a radar gun to clock and the speed of 85 percent of the drivers will be considered the normal speed for the The current speed limit at 281 and FM 306 is 65 miles an hour and drops to 55 miles an hour near the See Ringman Travis Wuest urges bidders on as Matt Mills sells his Champion European steer at the 33rd Annual 4H FFA livestock sale Saturday Mills steer eventually sold for JESSIE HeraldZeitung A shot in the arm Health officials work to prevent meningitis outbreak CHRIS Smithson Valley High School student Christina Epp is administered a meningitis vaccination by CISD nurse Lindsey Warren Davis Saturday in the schools BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SMITHSON Officials opened an effort Sai urday to vaccinate staff and students of Smithson Val ley High School against spinal Comal County Public Health Nurse Karon Preiss said more than 500 of the nearly SVHS students and school staff members were vaccinated Sat The program will continue Monday and Tuesday with vac cinations during school hours in the SVHS The vaccination program was ordered Friday after lab results revealed that two SVHS students afflicted more than a week ago with the bac teria that causes meningitis had the same Subtype The both 16 years are members of the SVHS var sity soccer One is a the other a Both are recovering in San Antonio If not treated spinal meningitis can be SVHS Principal Brad VViUiams said Saturday he was pleased with how the vaccina tion program was By late nearly 200 stu dents had been The response has been very Williams We want to tell people dont be This is a precautionary and itll be worth all the trouble if we can keep just one kid from getting This is a painful dis Williams said his staff and students seemed to be coping well with the situation during the past The attitude and atmosphere at the school have served it well during the We have a sort of mantra around here which when in do the kindest thing Wilhams It tears me up to have any kids These boys will go through a long recuperative See Meningitis WHAT IS MENINGITIS What Neisseria Meningitis is the bacteria that causes spinal It is very and is carried in the mouth and It can be spread by con Risk Spinal meningitis can be fatal if not treated promptly with In it can cause nerve or brain dam age including loss of speech or intelligence or Symptoms Severe body Anyone who might have had contact with an infect ed person should contact a physician PREVENTION thorough hand Do not share drinks or Do not kiss someone who is or might be Avoid overcrowded condi dies while playing with fire Arlon Seay friend had can of gas BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH A 12yearold Arlon Seay Middle School stu dent was burned to death Saturday morn ing in an accident in a subdivision Comal County tant Fire Marshal Dar ren Brinkkoeter report ed that Jacob Lee died of injuries sustained when he and another boy were playing with fire in a community park in the Rebecca Creek Park subdivision early Sat The park is located off Saddlehorn about a block from the boys Brinkkoeter Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart pronounced Painter dead at the scene at 10 Brinkkoeter said Spring Branch Fire and EMS were called to the park at to help a burn Brinkkoeter said the victim and a friend were having a sleepover at the Painter residence and left the home early to explore the neigh Firefighters arrived onscene to find that Painter had secondand thirddegree burns over his entire Brinkkoeter said paramedics and fire fighters initiated advanced life support measures and called for a helicopter to take the boy to a San Antonio Despite the the boy stopped breath Brinkkoeter Paramedics were unable to revive Investigation revealed the boy and another of the same age were burning sticks and paper using a cigarette Painter got a can of gas from his parents unlocked storage build ing and poured gas from it onto the Brinkkoeter The fire flashed back toward the follow ing the trail of Brinkkoeter The boy dropped spilling the gas onto His friend was unable to put the fire and told him to drop and but he was in extreme Brinkkoeter and couldnt do Brinkkoeter called the fire a terrible The biggest thing were trying to teach the public especially chil dren in that age group is that cigarette lighters and matches are tools and not This is a terrible thing to learn from some bodys Another mistake is one that many adults also make during bar becue season pour ing more of a flamma ble liquid onto a Gasoline should nev er be poured onto an active Brinkkoeter All types of fires should always be super vised by an and See Auction draws curtain on stock show BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Auctioneer Schneider had a little bit of a dilemma Saturday night at the 4H and Future Farm ers of America Stock He whispered to a man beside him at the auctioneers station and looked around a little but could nt find either of his But the which run past midnight as it had to go Hed just sold the grand cham pion hog to The Scooter Store for he was going to sell the reserve grand champion raised by his Shenna Schnei Tm a little bit at a the auc tioneer It isnt often a man gets to sell his daughters Schneider didnt let his misgiv ings slow him He went right into that staccato auctioneers pat ter thats almost too fast to And he chattered on like a man who wasnt about to let his daugh ter In the bidding for the reserve grand champion went past what the grand champion took Let me get got got let me get Let me get now now now Then it ran up to Let me get See INSIDE Keypode77 Filing period draws to close FROM STAFF REPORTS The filing period for candidates in a number of local elections ends Residents interested in having their names placed on the May 5 general election ballots as candidates for the New Bulverde and Garden Ridge city councils must file with the offices of secretaries before 5 Candidate filing also Wednesday for the Comal Independent School District Board of New Braunfels City Council New Braunfels City Council seats for Districts One and Two are up for election this Mayor Pro Tern Juan Luis who represents District is not eligible to seek re election because of the limits city charter places on the number of terms a councilmember may Soriia Munoz has filed to run for the District One City Council See Not just a test drive Sam of San drives a 1941 Chevy truck he bought Saturday at the Antonio Car Show Auction in New CHRIS Zeitung   

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