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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Spurs beat Warriors See NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD THURSDAY November 2001 16 pages in 2 sections UNG 14 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Winter weather rolls over Hill Country BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The upper level atmos pheric disturbance driving through South Texas Wednesday was delayed long enough so its greatest impact wasnt felt until As of 8 heavy precipitation over the Uvalde area was creeping eastward toward Comal County at 20 and a winter storm warning was calling for isolated pockets of freez ing rain and National Weather Service Meteorologist Nezette Dell reported Wednesday after noon that by noon most of the adverse weather in the New Braunfels area would Its not quite as bad as it might have although its still Dell By we can expect some Representatives of both Comal County school dis tricts said Wednesday that any decision regarding delay ing or closing school would See Whats Up SCHOOLS Comal Countys two school districts will make decisions about school schedules this Both districts urge patrons to monitor local radio For Comal Independent School District call For New Braunfels call UPDATES The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio in San Antonio is down due to an antenna tower For uptodate weather monitor local radio and televi sion stations or log onto the weather service Web site at Claus of a different color Agencies team up for annual Blue Santa effort BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer For more than 400 kids in about 125 local the only Christmas gifts coming this year might be the ones delivered by a New Braunfels police And so the New Braunfels Police Department and the Citizens Police Academy alumni are collaborating again this year for a fifth holiday season of their Blue Santa pro Chris direc tor of Communities in Schools and a graduate of the Citizens Police helps coordi nate the Blue Santa pro which she said is dif ferent from other holiday help programs because it is personalized to the needs of children and to their Communities in Schools staff coordinate with the Community Service Center to choose the families who will receive aid and to conduct interviews with the Each child will get two toys and two items of Whats Douglas is that chil dren choose their gifts and Blue Santa provides Douglas reads the interview forms and fills out the request on a Santashaped piece of blue construction which is then hung from a Christmas tree at a participating the New Braunfels Police New Braunfels City Hall or Communities in How to help Pick up a Blue Santa on Christmas trees at Ross or another Trees also are placed at the New Braunfels Police public city hall and at Communities in Purchase the listed gift and drop it off with any participat ing OR Mail a check to Blue The New Braunfels Police 1488 Seguin New See BLUE JESSIE Lizzie Trevino and other staff members at Communities in Schools hang Blue Santas on their office Christmas tree Holiday season brightens with downtown tree lighting BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Here comes Santa The jolly old elf is scheduled to arrive in New Braunfels Friday shortly after the annual Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting begins at He will stay until the last child leaves his Judy new Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau We want every one to stay on the nice side of naughty and and dress appropriately for the Young The Main Plaza will be closed to automobile except for Santas jaunt from San Antonio from 5 to 10 Santa Claus typically arrives from the North Pole in a New Braunfels fire This the fire depart ment chief Jack Collier has a special escort for Young What will it be Youll have to ask Chief I dont want to steal his thun At the flip of a Santa See SCHEEL Groundwater board in limbo waiting for election approval BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE The board of the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District Wednesday night laid off its two paid employ thanking them for an excellent job during the past two But theres no money for flowers or gold The board donated a cell phone to a womans traded an old desk and file cabinet for some bookkeep ing work and gave back to member Jill Sondeen a bor broken chair her uncle gave But final dissolution of Comal Countys temporary groundwater conservation See The HeraldZeitung thanks these contributors to the Cheer Fund Lloyd and Doris Westervelt Fred and Inez Young Send donations to the HZ at 707 Landa INSIDE Key Code 76 County districts gain approval BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County got started on its onceinadecade redistricting this past year before it even had the census results that showed its population had grown 50 percent since That effort at early planning paid Local officials found out on 24 that the Department of Jus tice approved new commissioner dis tricts that almost equally divide the countys population of more than The redistricting also was designed to align precincts so constables and justices of the peace share precinct which coun ty election officials believe will make voting simpler for county In future a voter who casts a ballot for a One commissioner also will vote for One justice of the peace and consultant and law pro fessor David Guinn of Baylor Law School in guided the county through the process in both 1991 and in This Guinn and attor ney Michael also are con sulting with the City of New Braunfels on its In the 2001 with coun ty growth and populations outside of New Braunfels and in the countys western reaches Guinn said he anticipated a difficult time in draw ing new districts But it didnt turn out that Comal County is one of the first out of 254 in the state of Texas to get Guinn It was Because of the tremen dous growth in the we antici pated it was going to be a difficult but it wasnt because we saw such strong leadership from commissioners Guinn said the mandate given to his firm by County Judge Danny Scheel and the four commissioners See Federal grant will help County fight bioterrorism BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Darren Comul County assistant fire mar has spent months thinking about the unimag inable to prepare for the unprecedented a biochemi cal crisis in New As u the Department of Justice gave more than just a penny for his They gave The allocation was part of a domestic prepared ness equipment grant tar geting Administered through the Texas Engineer Extension the dollar amount was based on Briukkoeters See
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