New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, January 19, 2003

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas LifestyleGirl Scout cookie time brings Thin Mint mania to town/1 CLeisureSenior center activity schedule runs the gamut/lnside New BraunfelsSportsNB girls soccer takes second place in toumament/1 B SUNDAY January 19, 2003 36 pages in 5 sections mammm mmmmmm    pages    in    0    sectlC Herald-Zeitung ....................-.......—....., 7 Vol. 152, No. 58 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 $1.00 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 Court-at-Law, District Attorney Dib Waldrip hopes to spread the workload amongst the county’s 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-at-Law Judge Brenda Chapman 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, R-San Antonio, late this month at the conclusion of a 30-day public review and comment period. Waldrip has devoted hours to research in terms of discovering what other counties have done when they established additional county courts and how the systems have worked. “My mindset has been to try to be visionary to provide the county better tools,” he said. ‘lf you’re going to do this, do it with the broadest perspective possible to give the system the greatest capabilities.” See COURT/8A Lights, camera, action Sen. Wentworth lands appointments on four committees Students learn what it takes to be on the air By Sean Bowlin 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 major-league “Jerry Springer Show” bleeps heard in Canyon High School’s Advanced Broadcasting Class. Instead, teacher Laura Fleming, 32, of Kyle — a former TV news producer in New York City — is teaching her 13 sophomores, juniors and seniors the basics of broadcast journalism and why you have a sound bite after that voice-over. “I want them to know just collect ing information is important,” Fleming said. In the class, what Fleming called the “lucky 13” conceive and produce television video documentaries and radio shows. The radio production, in a closetlike area off of the main classroom where the desks, video monitors, cameras, TVs and computers are, starts with a rundown of information to be read on Radio KOOG 97.7. Students like Aaron Perez give fellow Cougars updates on campus events in a four-minute loop format. ‘We’re practicing our run-through this week,” said junior Perez, 17. See STUDENTS/9A Laura MacDougald and Aaron Perez record a show for broadcast on the low power radio station KOOG located at Canyon High School. Their recording studio also doubles as the darkroom for the school’s yearbook and newspaper. From Staff Reports AUSTIN — Committee assignments for the Senate side of the 78th Texas Legislature 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 Government Organization Committee 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. Governor-elect David Dewhurst also appointed Wentworth to the Administration, Intergovernmental Relations and Infrastructure Development and Security committees. Wentworth said he is looking forward to finding ways to make government more cost-effective and still deliver the vital services Texans need and demand. “With Texas’ current budget crisis, it is imperative that we get the biggest bang for our tax bucks,” Wentworth said. See COMMITTEES/8A Show time! K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung 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 School’s chapter livestock show at the Comal County Fairgrounds. NBHS preserves portions of late art student’s mural By Sean Bowlin Staff Writer His Lord, his family and then his art were Joe Arevalo’s stated priorities. And despite construction at New Braunfels High School, the school is ensuring that two portions of the mural of unicorns painted by the class of 1992 that flanked the entrance to the old gymnasium are restored. Tile part of the mural on the left of the entrance to the new gym, is restored, repainted, framed in a shadow-box and adorned with a plaque commemorating Arevalo, UvUj'r. who died in 1994 of a heart condition during his freshman year at art school in Colorado. Teachers are stiff repainting the unicorns on the right side. There’s a story behind Arevalo and the mural, and behind what saved it. In 1990, the athletic booster club had a competition for a gym mural. “And Joe, he won it hands down,” said NBHS Principal Mike Fitsko. “It was incredible. He was a really accomplished artist. There was a See MURAL/7 A Inside Abby......................................2C Classifieds..............................1-8D Comics..................................3B Lifestyle.............................1-6C Forum...................................6A Local/State............................4A Movies..................................2C Obituaries.............................3A Records  .....................SA Sports................................T2B Today....................................2A Stocks...................................4B www.herald-zeltung.com 56625 00002 " • Dry Comal Creek cleanup begins At a glance 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 launch the Dry Comal Creek flood mitigation project with a news conference at 8 a.m. 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 Commerce’s Nat- For questions about the Dry Comal Creek cleanup or to participate in the program, call City Engineer Mike Short, 608-2100, ext. 224. ural Resources Committee. Robert Koemg of the Tfexas Department of Criminal Justice and Ernest Dixon, warden of the Kyle correctional facility that will provide labor for the project, also will attend. From there, an inmate work crew will begin the project on city-owned land at Loop 337 near the baff fields. Many residents probably have seen state prison inmates from Kyle doing community service projects in this area — they just didn’t know it because the work isn’t 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 weeks-long reconstruction of Cypress Bend Park in New Braunfels, much of which was washed away in the July flood. See CREEK/7A msmmmm DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung NBHS Journalism teacher Della 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. ;

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