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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY June 2001 14 pages in 2 sections mmmjm pages in 2 sccti HERALDZEITUNG 184 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Canyon Lake dies in fall at Grand Canyon FROM STAFF REPORTS GRAND A 13yearold Canyon Lake boy was killed early Tuesday in a fall that occurred on the second day of a Colorado River rafting Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge said Andy died at about 8 Tuesday in a 40foot fall in Grand Canyon National Drugg had recently completed the seventh grade at Smithson Val ley Middle The fall occurred at river mile near North Canyon according to a news release issued by River guides ANDY DRUGG performed car diepulmonary resuscitation at the scene of the and ranger para medics who were flown to the site provided advanced cardiac life sup Oltrogge The effort to revive Drugg was not Drugg was a participant in a 14 day Moki Mac River Expeditions river trip that began on Mon He was hiking with his uncle and other family friends who were members of the trip party when the accident relatives Druggs was the fifth fatality at See New Braunfels boy killed in AZ wreck BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Funeral services have been set for a 7yearold New Braunfels boy killed this past month in an Ari zona traffic Walter Daniel Schmidt died May 31 in a rollover crash near Lake Havasu Lake Havasu is on the border of Arizona and Cali fornia near Services for the boy are at 10 Saturday at Cross Lutheran Schmidt had just completed sec ond grade at Frazier Elementary His second grade Kristy called the death a tragic loss Wednesday He was a very bright young See Shes a grand old flag Local groups pay homage to Old Glory today BY JACLYN STEELE Staff Writer Several local organizations are paying tribute to Old Glory which is Flag The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly 1791 sponsors a ceremonial flag destruction annual ly on Flag June The burning of the flag is the proper way to dispose of said one of the trustees for the assembly and project coordi nator for the flag Were just providing a service to the com It serves to give honor to the flag on Flag The organization collects used and Texas flags and conducts the ceremonial destruction starting at behind the K of C Hall at 111 Landa The public is invit and the ceremony includes an honor presentation of colors and the recitation of the Pledge of We have quite a number of flags Fanders The Elks Lodge 2279 will have a Flag Day ceremony at today at the 353 The public is Joan Helmke of the Guadalupe Valley American Legion Auxiliary Unit 35 provides the Comal Independent School District with classroom videos and activity kits outlining flag The kits include a certifi cates of a coloring book and flag Kits can be obtained for a nomi nal fee by calling Helmke at 629 The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Texas also presents a Old Glory on that chronicles and shows every flag from the first to the Helmke distributes The Flag Code and a Lets Be Right on Flag Many rules covering flag eti quette can be found at the local American Legion posts or at CHRIS New Braunfels Police Warrants Officer Valdo Patino raises the American flag Wednesday morning outside of the New Braunfels Law Enforcement Our post will be putting out the large flags 180 in the down town Helmke We will be accepting help to put them The post will put up flags in the downtown area on both Flag Day and July In its monthly periodi post officials If we do not get enough volunteers to help out on those two then the flags are history Volunteers can call 625 5067 or The auxiliarys flag education cru sade and literature donation is part of its Children and Youth and its Americanism Helmke said donations and help were always Its for a good she Rag Etiquette Display the flag only from sunrise to To achieve a patriotic the flag can be dis played during hours of darkness when properly illu The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered cere moniously and should not be dis played on days of inclement except when an all weather flag is dis The flag should be displayed on all especially on New Years Inauguration Lincolns Washingtons Easter Mothers Armed Forces Memorial Day halfstaff until Flag Independence Labor Constitution Columbus Navy Veterans Thanksgiving Christmas Day and other days as might be proclaimed by the president of the United States the birthdays of states and state On an automo the flag can be flown in an upright position from a staff firmly clamped to the chassis or clamped to the right front No other flag of other nations can be flown above the flag but should be flown at equal height according to international The state flag or any other flag or pennant in a dis play is lowered or See WEST GBRA approves water for Bulverde BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Bulverde is a step closer to getting much needed water for the The GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity board of directors met Wednesday and unanimously authorized an agree ment for treated water for the According to the Bulverde will receive 400 acre feet of water from The 400 acrefeet is an annual commit ment with its point of delivery to be deter GBRA manager David Welsch Welsch said the Bul verde agreement is part of GBRAs West ern Canyon The project is a component of regional water planning for western Comal Fair Oaks Ranch and GBRA is awaiting approval from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission for a permit amendment to draw more water out of Canyon Lake for other regional water The agency currently is permitted to draw acrefeet from the The amendment asks for an additional acrefeet to be drawn from the The Western Canyon Project is dependent on the The TNRCC will make a decision about the permit amendment June 20 in On May Bulverde City Council unanimously authorized Mayor Bob Barton to sign the agreement with contingent upon favorable review from City Attorney Mayo Barton said he and Galindo had minor concerns about the but believed they could be worked out with Bulverde does not yet have its own water distribution so it also seeks an agreement with either GBRA or San Antonio Water System to build and operate one to eventually deliver its future GBRA The city needs a water system to facil itate its TNRCC application for a cer tificate of convenience and or A CCN would allow Bulverde to meet See Planning for Night Out begins FROM STAFF REPORTS The city invites neighbors to take a stand against crime and throw a huge party with the New Braunfels Police This past more than 60 neighborhoods participated in National Night Out lis tening to crime prevention tips and getting to know the people who live on their National Night Out is a twoday event planned for August 6 and 7 this The kickoff is August 6 at the New Braunfels Law Enforce ment Neighborhoods should plan their block par ties for August Were asking neighbor hoods to get together and hold a block party again this year get to know their neigh take a stand against said Elpn assistant to the city For more information or to plan a block guson at INSIDE Key Code 75 Candidate switches parties BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The one candidate to have announced so far for the new seat in the Texas House of Rep resentatives that will include Comal County has changed political Bill the Canyon Lake man who has risen to prominence fighting a permit amendment application by the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority to draw more water out of Canyon said hes decided as a matter of principle and conscience to join the Democrat My ideas are different than the ideas of the Republican Womack said in a tele phone interview When kicked off his campaign for the State Legislature three weeks he announced as a After being with the Ive talked to a number of and Ive switched over to the Democratic he Womack said he realized in consultations with prominent Republicans and Democrats See
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