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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Basketball Spurs try to seal homecourt B Lifestyle Butterflies symbolize more than C NEW BRAUNFELS Get ready to vote LWV voters Campaign SUNDAY April 2001 44 pages in 5 sections pages in 5 sectic HERALDZEITUNG 150 133 Serving New Braunfels and Carnal County since 1852 JESSIE Post office window clerk Martin Puente hand can cels an income tax return envelope Income taxes due Monday BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer This Easter Bunny is not the only thing to expect in In case youve the deadline for filing a 200Q income tax return is the day after April Its not just you taxes more A After 5 the New Braunfels post office will have a letter collection box in the lobby for all those pro crastinators who put off filing their taxes until the last pos sible Window clerks like Martin will hand cancel the returns placed in the box by See Happy Easter JESSIE Morgan Wilson finds an egg at the American Legion Post 179s Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning on Coll Plastic eggs filled with goodies and real hardboiled eggs lured babies to preteens to the annual Flood dam funds within countys reach BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County officials say they are optimistic that state and federal money could help fund up to million in flood control projects in the Guadalupe River Comal County Engineer Tom Hornseth told county commissioners this past he had been told that more than million could be made available to start building flood control Hornseth will meet Tues day with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials in As much as million could be earmarked for the Guadalupe River by to be channeled through the Texas State Division of Emer gency Hornseth Weve been kind of in the starting blocks on flood con trol for a long Hornseth said theyve fired the and were going to start jumping through FEMA and Comal County will investigate three possible sites for flood control The county has not yet decid ed which Hornseth At the state and local a historic site look ing for artifacts or historic might affect the At the federal con sultants will do environmen tal impact If the sites clear both sur Even though it looks like nothings the wheels are Danny Scheel County Judge Hornseth a FEMA official has said the projects could be Were going to be talking about all of this on Hornseth Were look ing at every funding oppor tunity thats out This is just one of This seems like a slow You have to have the patience of County Judge Danny Scheel said he was pursuing legislative funding through Lamar Smith included Guadalupe River flood control dams in the House transporta tion committees nationwide omnibus water called Water Smith told local officials that he supported the pro jects and regarded them as reasonable and Since the October 1998 Comal New Braunfels and the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority have been studying ways to prepare for the next 100or 500year flooding In Comal five places have been identified as potential sites for flood See Jamboree on track to boost museum JESSIE Paying careful attention to the Adrian and his father Art listen to David George right explain the workings of one of the train layouts at the model railroad show About pack NB civic center BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Kermit has loved trains since he was a small He remembers his grandfather taking him on long Sunday drives to watch the trains thunder blowing their Decades Baese still collects model At Jamboree 2001 on Baese walked among point ing out different types and prices of each model train sharing more than four decades of a love affair with I guess Ive always been interested in said a member of the New Braunfels Railroad Museum Association and organizer of the groups largest Since I was 8 years My grandfather used to take me out on long country drives every Wed go and watch the About people joined Baese at the New Braunfels Civic Center for the railroad museums The which is at West San Antonio Street and the railroad tracks two blocks from Main is run by volunteers who rallied to save the old train which dates back to the early They organized in 1985 and turned the station into a muse Were a group of people who love who are interested in Baese Some of us used to work for the railroad some of us only col lected Saturdays attendees looked through booths of model train in three different to complete their col One with a bag full of three tried to decide between a Union Pacific and a Burlington NorthernSanta Fe See Bill Brown Elementary student battles back from meningitis Boy celebrating Easter at home BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Justin Gamez has much to be thankful for this Easter hes still around to share Easter candy with his two brothers at their Spring Brand About two weeks Justins mother Barbara Smith was not so sure he J would live to see came home from Bill Brown Elem entary School March 30 and took a short He woke up an hour later with a fever and com plaining about pain in his His mother gave him GAMEZ something to break the fever and The fever broke but came Smith took her son to McKenna Hospital to find out what was She told doctors about her sons Doctors drained some fluid from Justins lower After running necessary doctors told Smith her had he was Smith Jvjstin later was taken to Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital in downtown San Antonio and admitted into its pediatric intensive care Santa Rosa doctors told Smith the first 48 hours also would be Justins head and body began to His blood pressure had dropped dangerously Doctors said his white blood cell count was low and he needed See Meningitis What The Neisseria Meningitis bacteria causes spinal It is very contagious and is carried in the mouth and Risk Meningitis can be fatal if not treated Symptoms Severe body Anyone who might have had contact with an infected person should contact a INSIDE Key Code 77   

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