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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 29, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Basketball The Spurs lost to the Timberwolves B Lifestyle Have a cup of C NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Take a trip off the beaten SUNDAY April 2001 36 pages in 4 sections 36 pages in 4 sectk HERALDZEITUNG 150 145 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Next state Members and coaches of the New Braunfels Unicorns girls track team dis play the trophy they won in regional com petition 1 JESSIE HeraldZeitung Library districts dealing with areas growth Voters to fill several trustee spots on local library boards BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Western Comal County has experienced much growth during the past 10 With such growth comes the need for more access to This past year county vot ers approved the formation of two rural library districts to assist community library needs in Bulverde and Canyon Were trying to come clos er to meeting needs of our community by adding to our childrens said Bette president of the Canyon Lake Commu nity Rural Library Her district oversees the needs for the Tye Preston Memorial Library in In addition to the chil drens Wehner said the library will have a chil drens librarian in Theres been a tremen dous she the library has about volumes on its shelves and is looking for It will soon add more computers as well with high speed Internet To Vote What Early voting for the rural library Where BulverdeSpring Branch Cougar Bulyerdej Preston 1321 FM When to 6 through May 5 election 7 to 7 Through a grant from the Kronkosky the library also provides patrons with access to the San Anto nio Public Library database Perhaps the biggest need for the library is more staff to help the library stay open longer to give working peo ple Wehner The Preston Library had a budget this past year of Because of the for mation of it now has a six month operating bud get through June of The reason we did only a 6month budget we werent sure about the dis tricts income from the sales Wehner Each district receives a half a percent from the state sales The districts will start col lecting revenue from the tax around The Canyon Lake Rural Library District Board of Trustees has two atlarge trustee positions open in See HeraldZeitung wins APME honors FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels Her aldZeitung took home two awards from the Texas Asso ciated Press Managing Edi tors Convention in El Paso this The HeraldZeitung won first place for team effort and second place for community service in the AA which includes Texas news papers with Sunday circula tions of about to This was the first year the HeraldZeitung had competed in the AA The team effort award is for the newspapers coverage of the shooting and death of Trooper Randall Vetter this past who was from New died in an Austin hospital several days after he was shot during a traffic stop on Interstate 35 near Staff members who share in the award are managing editor Margaret features editor Betty staff writer Ron photographers K Jessie Slat en and Chris news edi tor Jo Lee Ferguson and for mer staff writers Jennifer Rodriguez arid Heather The HeraldZeitung took home the second place com munity service award for its coverage of the May election in New Edmonson I am incredibly proud of the staff for their efforts to provide the most complete report for our Tourists spending more on hotels BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Tourists are spending more money in New accord ing to a report released by the states travel Thats the good said Michael director of the New Braunfels Chamber of Weve built more but the percentage of occupancy has remained about the The type of room the tourists are pay ing for has That means important dollars for the The state released hotel occu pancy figures for the city for the past 15 In the the percentage remained much the same for the time period between percent and percent despite the fact that an average of eight new hotels were Meek emphasizes that the figures from the state only focus on hotel and motel not condominiums or bed and break fast The hotels and motels are only about half our he But it is interesting to note that people are spending more money Meek estimates that currently there are about rooms avail able to rent in New The state figures show that through the the number of the hotels and the money paid to spend the night in New Braunfels has For in there was an average of 21 hotels in New The average number See A shot of prevention children line up for immunizations BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Augie Guajardos three children wanted to spend the day at Schlitterbahn Water park Resort on His David and were hoping he immediately would cash in their free passes to the which they received for participating in Shots Across Texas at the Comal County Unfortunately for their brief moment of suf fering through a needle stick did not pay off right Guajardo told his children they would have to wait until sometime next month to reap their The Guajardo family was one of hundreds of families that participated in the free immunization clinic Schlit terbahn hosted The free clinic is a pro gram conducted statewide by the Texas Department of Health to protect children from As an incentive for partic each child received a free pass to the It makes them want to come and get their Guajardo Sherry Crandell brought her 3monthold son Joseph to receive his first Crandell held her son as a volunteer nurse gave Joseph a shot in his Crandell comforted her son after With the little ones its a little County Public JESSIE Health Nurse Karon Preiss Trying to comfort 3monthold Sherry Crandell nervously kisses her son as Lindsay WarrenDavis gives Joseph the last of his immunization shots Saturday morning Preiss said parents were during Shots Across The event was hosted by Schlitterbahn Waterpark See INSIDE Key Code 77 Remembering Vietnam Former Marine tells of Saigons fall BY EXMARINE LANCE CORPORAL JIMMY SANCHEZ Special to the HeraldZeitung Editors Note This is the first part in a series that will last several days commemo rating the 26th anniversary of the fall of which ended Americas involve ment in the Vietnam The author helped in the evacuation of Saigon in the days before the city Operation Frequent Wind My story begins in the spring of was in the First Ninth Marine Charlie Third Marine We had just completed our infantry We started in and contin ued in South Korea before ending our infantry training in the During our last night me and my friends headed to Olongapo City and went barhopping until Around midmorn ing we packed up all our boarded the ship and sailed away from thePort of Subic Four days we arrived back to our See   

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