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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Baseball Smlthson Valley advances to regional B LEISURE This Week See our new entertainment guide in todays Inside AVAILABLE COW NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile A tribute to Native SUNDAY May 2001 Pa8es n sections HERALDZEITUNG 150 169 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 Attorney hiring leads agenda BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil will discuss parkland acquisition and hiring a city attorney when it meets in closed session Council plans to meet at 5 to discuss both real estate purchases and the city attorneys The attor ney issue has become controver sial during the past two since Floyd Akers ten dered his resignation to accept a position as municipal judge in The hiring procedure has been mired in disagreements and In a letter to Mayor Stoney Councilwoman Debbie Flume requested that the council televise the por tion of Tuesdays meeting that deals with publicly hiring an The discussion wil occur in closed but any action taken must be en in open In light of recent publicity regarding the hiring of city staff I strongly suggest that the discussion and action item of the Special City Council agenda of May be tele she wrote in the FLUME Cougar grads JUSTIN Jubilant Canyon High School graduates throw their mortarboards into the air after their commencement ceremony Saturday at Strahan Coliseum in San 2001 seniors remember time of their lives their sons or daughters to see from the con gratulating Senior choir students sang the national anthem and a rendition of Time of Your Life by alternative rock group Green We are the first class in a new the first class See BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Their pencils are their books their hearts and their futures are wide As the Canyon High School Class of 2001 entered Strahan Coliseum in San Marcos Saturday the some 250 graduates closed the door on adolescence and crossed the threshold into The traditional Pomp and Circumstance added to the background noise of relatives and friends shuffling around the bleachers to find a Some parents even dis played makeshift signs for Hibers find fun and cops on rivers BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer If you have they will Thats just what they did Saturday rafters and revelers from San Antonio and elsewhere nearly doubled Comal Countys population by some They parked in tent cities along the campgrounds at Canyon Lake and in RV parks and hotels and motels every This Memorial Day weekend is a little different from where officials and outfitters struggled with 100 cubicfeetpersec ond river flows and a dearth of tourists and dol The Army Corps of Ehgineers had Guadalupe River flows Friday night because a rainy winter and decent spring rainfalls had swelled Canyon Reservoir to feet above mean sea Outflows of more than cfs earlier this past week were knocked down to 400 cfs Saturday morning considered about optimal for Tourists began arriving in dribs and drabs at midweek and were flowing steadily into the county by Saturday they were slowing interstate traffic and making shop ping trips to convenience supermarkets and department CHRIS Tubers enjoy the Guadalupe River Saturday at the sec ond River Road George gener al manager of the Comal County WaterOriented Recreation said the campgrounds and many outfitters did well although not everybody was As the first day it was a darn good Cushanick Everybody along the river was pretty darn Id say 95 per cent of everybody did really Today would be the day that really decided what kind of weekend everybody Cushanick Judy Young of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said Determination boosts SV grads to top BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Veronica Reed is a very deter mined young and Gabriel Escalante is a very determined young The morning of her Smithson Valley High School Reed totaled her car at 281 and Borgfeld Reed spent four and a half hours in University Hospitals emergency room and attended her prom the same During his school Escalante overcame a language barrier to graduate in the top At the end of their high school Reed is at the top of her class of 340 students as Smithson Valleys 20002001 Escalante is Graduating at the top is not It takes time and dedica Reed Besides spending time at her Reed managed to squeeze in work as a student representa tive for the Comal Independent School District Board of student body band sec and flute section Reed will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the She is enrolled in the universitys School of Natural Sciences and plans to become an Reed said her career choice came to her only in the past two I always wanted to be but I didnt think I could handle the serious nature of Being a people actually want to see she Some of Reeds friends also will attend TJT with her to share in See SVHS TOP VERONICA REED GABRIEL ESCALANTE Coming to trash can near you Payasyouthrow stickers CHRIS LooK for these bright green yoMthrow garbage gtigkers In ypur New Braunfels Utilities BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer If you find bright green stickers in your New Braunfels Utility bill this dont throw them The stickers are the first distributed as New Braunfels kicks off the youthrow trash The designed to reduce the amount of trash going to the fill and to encourage requires residents who have their trash picked up by the city to put stickers on any trash over the allow Under each Home is allowed 30gallon containers of Any additional garbage must have the starting at the end of said Don assis tant to the city We havent changed the allowable amount of he Thats set by ordinance and hasnt changed What has changed is in the we havent really enforced that Now were going Citytrash crews have picked any amount of trash left ort the curbs in the Ferguson Starting at the of that will Crews only will pick up extra garbage with the brightgreen Stickers cost each and can be bought at the municipal the trash stickers can be bought at other retail but those have not yet be Ferguson Residents who pay for trash pick up and recycling get their first set of 10 stickers Once the program gets under way and they use those households will have to pay for We want them to get used to the idea he And See INSIDE Key Code 77   

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