New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 31, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 31, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 31, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY August 24 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scccn HERALDZEITUNG 251 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents rain go away Storms to blame for power school dismissal FROM STAFF REPORTS Area schools closed offi cials barricaded lowwater crossings and New Braunfels residents held their breath as heavy rains continued for the third straight day on While the rain caused few major problems for about power customers were without power and two men had to be rescued from lowwater crossings through out the Fire Chief Jack Collier said the city appeared to be in no danger of a repeat of the Octo ber 1998 I know people see the rain and anyone who lived through the 1998 flood cant help but wonder if its happening Collier But theres no need to The rivers and the can handle 10 to 12 inches of About 4 inches of rain has been reported since Sunday at New Braunfels Central Fire Station And rain is expected to continue through with chances decreasing during the Forecasters are calling for a 70 percent chance of rain this decreasing to a 40 percent chance by the after They estimate rain chances on Saturday also at 40 with a slight chance for showers Sunday and Mon Rain reported at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport by the National Weather Service was inches Thursday and a total of inches since Sun Because the heavy thunder storms have not been See JESSIE Memorial Elementary students splash through the streets on their way home Thursday New Braunfels ISO dismissed stu dents one hour earlier than and Comal ISO dismissed stu dents at 2 because of inclement Rain Day School officials say they will make a deci sion about possible school early dismissal or after school activities early about 5 or Parents should listen to KGNB1420AMfor details on any possible CISD information or call NBISD information net JESSIE City drainage crews remove debris that got caught up at a Landa Street drainage ditch early Police blocked off all but the center of the road as water quickly rose nearing one foot by the Back hoes were finally called in to move the largest logs and limbs and the water quickly Rain gauge Spring Branch inches reported figure from Spring Branch Fire Department Bracken inches as of Thursday afternoon New Braunfels down town inches New Braunfels at the airport as of 7 Thursday morning Fischer 3 inches no reported information Thursday morning Canyon Dam as of 7 Thursday JESSIE Helen Alfonso Gilberto Tristan and Mary Lagunas from left have a front row seat as crews work to repair a gas leak at West End and San Antonio John Wommack said he was on his way to a minor accident when Lagunas flagged him down to report the strong odor of WEATHER COVERAGE INDEX Road Related Climatologist Drought Rains pound other parts of More rain County adopts budget BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners voted Thursday to adopt a million general fund budget for 2002 that will see a million spending increase from current levels threequarters of that to meet unfunded state Including the special fund mean ing expenses not supported by the countys ad valorem tax rate but by other funding mechanisms such as state or federal funds the 2002 budget will total nearly The cents per of assessed value that pays the million general fund budget will mean a county tax levy of on the average home in Comal Coun which has a taxable value of The 2002 budget will Raise elected officials salaries 5 per employees up to 7 percent Hire 18 new jailers mandated for the county jail by the state of Texas at a cost of Allocate for mandated med ical care for the indigent Meet increased costs in health insur ance and benefits of and See Fore Golf pro offers advice for local course BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer John Clay believes it takes three things to run a golf course a good golf an ade quate budget and the ability to beat the A 30year pro who runs San Antonios seven municipal Clay said the Landa Park Golf Course has nearly all those things except an ade quate For those hes offering his help in draft ing a plan to change the way the course does I decided it was time get more involved and help he I was just trying to stay out of the But I live in Comal and if they need Im more than happy to You cant beat the What Id like to do is offer my Id be glad to assist if it could be worked The biggest problem was the elimination of amenities at Landa Park Golf he Closing the in was a he You cant just keep cutting he See CLAY Track knocks down cutting power to KGNB BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Early morning listeners at KGNB or FM in New Braunfels heard only static for about half an hour Thurs day An early morning accident cut the power to the the Oak Run subdivision and New Braunfels High An 18wheeler pulled down a telephone line on Rock NBU Commu nications Director Gretchen Reuwer The line hit one of our electric which shut down a The power went out about 6 and was restored by she INSIDE Key Code 76 School fundraising arm running BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer If you dont know what to spend your tax refund check members of the Comal Public School Foundation want to talk to The foundations board of directors met for the first time Thursday at the T Bar M Ranch to learn the orga nizations ground rules and to start soliciting Formally established by the Comal Independent School Districts board of trustees hi November the nonprofit organization will help CISD finance teacher grants to pay for such items as teacheriniti ated classroom projects and literacy science and math programs and specialized computer CISD Trustee Dan Krueger Theres so much excite ment and so many good things to come out of Many other school districts around the country have established such foundations to supplement innovative teacher Pete Kara batos Karabatos is a consultant for the He has helped establish about 50 such foundations in He said foundations were See ;