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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Girl Scout cookie time brings Thin Mint mania to C Leisure Senior center activity schedule runs the NEW BRAUNFELS Sports NB girls soccer takes second place in B SUNDAY January 19 2003 j y JL s fay V pages in 5 sections HERALDZEITUNG VoK 152 No 58 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Second court legislation looks to other counties BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer In crafting the proposed legislation Comal County hopes will enable it to open a second County CourtatLaw District Attorney Dib Waldrip hopes to spread the workload amongst the countys courts and create a more efficient and effective court system His proposal is the result of a series of meetings with district judges County Judge Danny Scheel County Court atLaw Judge Brenda Chap man and others in and retired from the judicial system It goes to the 78th Texas Legislature in the form of a bill sponsored by State Sen Jeff Wentworth RSan Anto nio late this month at the con clusion of a 30day public review and comment period Waldrip has devoted hours to research in terms of discov ering what other counties have done when they estabTf youre going to do this lished additional county courts do it with the broadest per and how the systems have spective possible to give the system the greatest capabili My mindset has been to try to be visionary to provide the county better he said See Lights camera action DAVID NBHS Journalism teacher Delia Stevens looks on as Brock Winzeler points out to Matthew Bizer and Daniel Phillips from left that the light levels need to be adjusted behind the Unicom Broadcasting Network anchors Students learn what it takes to be on the air BY SEAN BOWLJN Staff Writer Creative independent students are learning the broadcast journalism trade in local high schools before they go to college and major in it And there were no majorleague Jerry Springer Show bleeps heard in Canyon High Schools Advanced Broadcasting Class Instead teacher Laura Fleming 32 of Kyle a former TV news pro ducer in New York City is teaching her 13 sophomores juniors and seniors the basics of broadcast jour nalism and why you have a sound bite after that voiceover I want them to know just collect ing information is Flem ing said In the class what Fleming called the lucky 13 conceive and produce television video documentaries and radio shows The radio production in a closet like area off of the main classroom where the desks video monitors cameras TVs and computers are starts with a rundown of informa tion to be read on Radio KOOG Students like Aaron Perez give fellow Cougars updates on campus events in a fourminute loop format Were practicing our runthrough this said junior Perez 17 See Laura MacDougald and Aaron Perez record a show for broadcast on the low power radio station KOOG located at Canyon High School Their recording stu dio also doubles as the darkroom for the schools yearbook and newspaper Sen Wentworth lands appointments on four committees FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN Committee assignments for the Senate side of the 78th Texas Leg islature have been announced The House will begin its committee appointment process this week Sen Jeff Wentworth R San Antonio whose 25th District includes Comal County will serve as vice chairman of the Govern ment Organization Com mittee during this session The newly organized com mittee is charged with examining the organization and effectiveness of state government in an effort to improve it Lt Governorelect David Dewhurst also appointed Wentworth to the Adminis tration Intergovernmental Relations and Infrastructure Development and Security committees Wentworth said he is look ing forward to finding ways to make government more costeffective and still deliv er the vital services Texans need and demand With Texas current bud get crisis it is imperative that we get the biggest bang for our tax Went worth said See Show time K JESSIE Bundled up in a sweater and walking around a heat lamp this goat and all his furry friends try to keep warm Saturday morning during Smithson Valley High Schools chapter livestock show at the Comal County Fairgrounds NBHS preserves portions of late art students mural BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer His Lord his family and then his art were Joe Areva los stated priorities And despite construction at New Braunfels High School the school is ensuring that two portions of the mural of uni corns painted by the class of 1992 that flanked the entrance to the old gymnasi um are restored The part of the mural on the left of the entrance to the new gym is restored repaint ed framed in a shadowbox and adorned with a plaque commemorating Arevalo who died in 1994 of a heart condition during his fresh man year at art school in Col orado Teachers are still repaint ing the unicorns on the right side Theres a story behind Arevalo and the mural and behind what saved it In 1990 the athletic boost er club had a competition for a gym mural And Joe he won it hands said NBHS Principal Mike Fitsko It was incredi ble He was a really accom plished artist There was a See INSIDE Dry Comal Creek cleanup begins BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer County Judge Danny Scheel Thursday urged Dry Comal Creek land owners to grant permission for work crews to clear brush and flood debris from their property New Braunfels and Comal County will kunch the Dry Comal Creek flood mitigation project with a news confer ence at 8 Monday at the Little League fields located on Loop 337 between San Antonio and Landa streets Local and state officials expected to attend include Scheel City Manager Chuck Pinto and members of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces Nat At a glance For questions about the Dry Comal Creek cleanup or to participate in the program call City Engineer Mike Short 6082100 ext 224 ural Resources Committee Robert Koenig of the Texas Department of Criminal Jus tice and Ernest Dixon war den of the Kyle correctional facility that will provide labor 1or the project also will attend From there an inmate work crew will begin the pro ject on cityowned land at Loop 337 near the ball fields Many residents probably have seen state prison inmates from Kyle doing community service projects in this area they just did nt know it because the work isnt advertised But Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmates have logged thousands of hours of community service work in New Braunfels over the past few years working on dozens of projects The most recent completed Friday is the weekslong reconstruction of Cypress Bend Park in New Braun fels much of which was washed away in the July flood See
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