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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY May 2001 26 pages in 2 sections nv 26 pages m scctu HERALDZEITUNG 167 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents CL man first to declare as state representative candidate Womack seeks election to undefined district BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Legislative redistricting hasnt been but the first candidate for the new legislative district that will include Comal County whatever it turns out to be announced his inten tion to seek the job Thursday Billy of Canyon who is perhaps best known recently as a voice opposing a permit amendment needed by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to draw more water out of Canyon announced his candidacy for state The announcement came in a press conference conducted at the Gruene Apple Bed and We were hoping redistricting would be but Comal County is Comal Coun See Contender faced criminal allegations CHRIS Billy Womack declares his candidacy BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal Countys first declared candidate for state representative confirmed this week that he completed deferred adjudication on a charge stemming from a 1992 incident in which he said he struck his Billy of Canyon declared his candidacy for a yetundefined state representatives district on In an he answered questions about his Official documents also indicate Womack was arrest ed in 1998 on a charge of See CISD selects one finalist for superintendent Final vote cannot be for at least 21 days BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Trustees for the Comal Independent School District selected James Grunert as the lone finalist to lead the In a 52 trustees chose Grunert from among three other can didates Thursday to be the finalist to fill the position vacated by for mer superintendent Jer ry Major left CISD for a job with the Waco Inde pendent School District in Trustees John Dan Derald Robert Loop and Nick Nichols voted for Trustees John Bertelsen and Dora Gonzales voted against Before the Clay asked if any trustees wished to make com Gonzales I still have a lot of concerns about the This issue is so important I cant fully support it at this In I wish we would have done things Bertelsen He said the board was missing an opportunity to evaluate another can Grunert has served as superintendent of the Cleburne School District for the past 10 The dis trict is located in John son County near Fort Grunert also served as superintendent of the Bonham schools for four years before taking the Cleburne He start ed his career as a teacher in the Rusk school County Nurse Karon Preiss hugs Firenze mother of Lorelei who received an award Thursday morning in Commissioners Court for aiding in the recovery of a missing CHRIS HeratdZeitung He was a assis tant assistant superintendent and a During the past five years Cleburne High School has been recog nized as one of the most outstanding high schools in the Fort Worth In January News and World Report named Cleburne High School as one of the top 100 high schools in In accordance with state the school board will wait 21 days before considering a vote to hire The earliest the board could approve his appointment is June The HeraldZeitung submitted a public infor mation request to the school district May 10 to obtain a list of the four School officials denied the request citing state which exempts divulging names of applicants for superin tendent According to the the name or names of finalists being considered for the posi tion must be presented to the public at least 21 days before the date of the meeting at which a final action or vote is to be taken on the employ ment of the School officials said the candidates were not finalists at the Anthony Constan zo is the districts inter im He will remain with the district until Board members still were meeting about oth er issues late Thursday and were not available for additional River ready CHRIS Homer Buckley removes bus seats Thursday at River Bank 2 Outfitters off Loop River Bank Oufitters and other local businesses have spent days preparing for Memorial Day which kicks off the summer tourism Law businesses gear up for start of summer tourism BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Stream flows and the weather promise to be per and Comal County and the city of New Braunfels are preparing for the kickoff weekend to the summer tourist Memorial Day weekend is always the first big weekend on the Comal and Guadalupe Thousands of tubers are expected to come from across the state to relax on the rivers that flow through the The Comal Coun ty Sheriffs Office is planning on having to visitors on the river this I have no idea what to said Janey owner of Riverbank Outfit Were nearly ready for I just hope we rent every thing Usually she rents all her equipment to customers dur ing Memorial which is one of the busiest weekends of the entire canoes and rafts will dot the river during the three day And Lackey said she hopes to be Her employees are painting the Riverbank logo on all their tubes in This is our big Lackey We hope that it starts a good Its been so The week end weather has been too cold or too rainy or the flows have been too But this week end it looks like its going to be And the tourists are com said Judy director of the Convention and Visi tors Bureau at the New Braunfels Chamber of Com The hotels and other accommodations are 96 per cent The campgrounds are full Young Were all ready and expecting a great Young was busy too delivering River Rules 2001 posters to every outfitter in the She said the great weather and great flows would translate into good behavior on the The flows are exactly she Fast enough to keep people from misbe Its a good situation all Weve gotten good reception for the rules from the Were all on the same team and were all looking forward to a great Flows from the Guadalupe River the longer river of the two in the county and the one that is used most often by tourists are set to be 400 On the Comal flows are at 373 George manager of the Water Oriented Recre ation District for Comal said thats perfect for the tourism It doesnt get better than 400 he Thats pret ty much And were River Rules Obey the No plastic foam products are allowed on the rivers No glass is allowed on the Use the designated pub lic exits dont exit the river on private Littering is illegal and will be Fines go as high as Jumping off bridges is illegal and Public nuisance laws will be strictly Pets must be on leashes at all Obey all traffic signs and follows signs for Play dont make Be cautious at pedestrian getting ready for the The recreation district was created to provide tax dollars for river management inside See Commissioners honor child who found missing girl BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer On the Comal County Commissioners Court honored a and one of the things about heroines and heroic deeds is they come in all shapes and And Lorelei Trujillo is an 8yearold girl who accom plished something huge in January when she was in the Comal County Health Department for a few Trujillo and her Firenze moved here from The girl didnt have all the immunizations she so they went to the health While at the Lorelei saw a photo on the wall of a child shed gone to school with in She asked her mother why the girls picture was on the and County Nurse Karon Preiss told them the children in those photos were So started an internation al investigation that result ed in Loreleis Gabrielle being brought back to her father in three years after her who did not have legal custody of the allegedly took the girl to Thursday morning was Lorelei Trujillo Day in corn See INSIDE Key Code 76
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