New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 3, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 03, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BBT MUU COPY NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY April 2001 12pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 122 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Budget talks bring proposal to reopen closed fire station BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Opening a closed fire station at Kerlick Street may be an addition to next years At a budget workshop Monday New Braunfels City Coun cilman Robert Kendrick suggested reopening the station to provide additional fire protection in the northern part of New That would require adding 12 additional fire not to men tion renovations to the building and said Fire Chief Jack Thats in addition to the six new firefighters weve already asked Kendrick said he would like to see budget figures on what it would take to renovate the building and open the fire If were talking about annexing Hunters Creek this then we need to look at opening that sta he I think police and fire are two things that people agree to spending money fire protection in Dis trict 4 is divided into Collier Each of three fire stations is responsible for answering calls in that section of The fire budget also includes a new assistant and EMS chief at six new firefighters at a total cost to the city of increases in uniform expenses and building The budget also includes purchasing a new Quint fire already approved by With the new there is a decrease in said Chet chief financial officer for the That savings equals about not including benefits Increased police protection on the See Bowling for bragging rights Sheriffs office wins annual tournament BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Everything was on the line for Sheriff Bob Holder Saturday and his people pulled him through but just it wasnt a high profile criminal although the effort put forth by the countys law enforcement employees might have brought in John Dillinger or maybe Bonnie and What was at stake was bragging and Holder has them for another year in the local rivalry with Comal County Courthouse The four teams Holder fielded in Saturday nights annual county employee ninepin bowl ing tournament pulled out their third straight win but only by two They defeated the courthouse employees The county ninepin bowling tournament goes back to With Saturdays win at the Mission Valley Bowling the countys law enforcement team pulled even with the courthouse 77 in the Saturday each side fielded four teams of six players each in a See As the bowlers warm up with three Jordan Grubbs sets in for a long night of set ting JESSIE HeraldZeitung JESSIE Top trying to pick up the pace for the courthouse Weldon Preiss rips a bowling ball down the at Jakob Willmann is plan ning on a career in criminal On he was on the winning law enforcement team in the county employees annual ninepin bowling WHAT IS NINEPIN BOWLING Ninepin bowl ing is one of this areas German Pins are set in a box or dia mond and the object is to knock down all of them or the eight around the pink center making a It lends itself to team play with its unique scor ing The pins are left in place until all are knocked So four or whatever number of team members are needed will take two shots at whatever pins are standing until all are gone before any points can be With the vagaries of bowl the various splits and other problems that can be left on the it can happen that an entire frame passes without score for a A game is eight The sheriffs office was victori ous in Saturdays tournament Ode to the pin setter Its a dangerous but someones got to do it BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Jordan Grubbs and four of his friends worked hard Saturday resetting pins for the annual county employees bowling tourna ninepin alleys such as the Mission Valley Bowling See PIN Meningitis confirmed at BBES Latest case not related to health officials say BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Comal County Health Department officials have confirmed another case of bacterial meningitis in the Comal Independent School County Nurse Karen Preiss said Monday an 8yearold What Neisseria Meningitis is the bacteria that causes spinal meningi It is very and is carried in the mouth and It can be spread by Risk Meningitis can be fatal if npt treated promptly with In it can cause nerve or brain damage including loss of speech or intelligence or Symptoms Severe body Anyone who might have had contact with an infected person should contact a physician boy at Bill Brown Ele na e n t a r y School has contracted the Theres no connection with the cases at Smithson Valley High Preiss Two high school stu dents con t r a c t e d meningitis this past m o n t h Health offi cials initiated a vaccination program at Smithson Valley High School to curb the dis Preiss no vaccine recom mendation exists at this time for the ele mentary If its an isolated she we sim ply treat with The second grade student is undergoing treatment at a San Antonio County Public Health Authority Dojjothy Overman said that as of Sunday the boy was in the hospitals intensive care unit and in stable We dont see too many cases of meningitis in Texas in Overman but weve seen more cases than We cant say Preiss said Bill Brown Principal Jackie Sundt contacted parents of students in the boys class on Parents met with Overman and school officials Monday They were told to have their children receive an antibiotic treatment from their family Overman also provided pre scriptions to parents who requested Notes detailing the situation were sent home with CISD Public Information Officer Kari Hutchison Hutchison said information also is available on the districts Web site at Further investigation at the elementary See CL drowns in swimming pool FROM STAFF REPORTS CANYON 2yearold Canyon Lake boy drowned Sunday afternoon in the family swimming Zachery Ballard slipped away from his mother and sneaked out the back sher iffs Dennis Koepp His mom was in the and the little one climbed down from his high chair and slipped out the back Our Donna said the swim ming pool was very close Koepp Canyon Lake paramedic arid Comal County sheriffs deputies were called to a home in the 1100 block of Lakeshore Drive to help the Koepp The small boys Gary per formed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until emergency workers When EMS crews got to the they took over resuscitation efforts and Zachery was flown by helicopter to University Hospi Doctors pronounced the toddler dead at the Koepp All indications are this was a tragic acci Koepp INSIDE Key Code 76 Mayo testifies Slander lawsuit enters second week BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Defendant William Mayo took the witness stand in slander trial Monday and described his sadness at the disintegration of his mar He also remained steadfast in his allegation that Franklin had an extra marital affair with his ex Jeannie Mayo told jurors that he meant Fqley no harm when he spoke of the alleged affair to at least two other physi a hospital administra tor and others in the cqm munity SeeTRIAUSA ;

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