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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas r Sunday January HfiRALDZEiTUNG Page 3A Obituaries CAttROLL Sherry lynn CattoU bortt June passed away Jan Memorial Ser vices will be held at Cook Waldon Forest Oaks 6300 W William Cannon Drive Austin Itexas 6128921172 at with the Rev Milton Carroll officiating WESTERHOLM Harvey William Wester holm 78 of Lufkin died Nov 27 2002 in Lufkin He was city manager of New Braunfels from 1967 to Mr Westerholm was born in Danevang and graduated from El Campo High School in 1942 He served in the Euro tpean theater in World War ill and then returned to attend Texas graduat iing in 1948 He served as city manag er of Columbus Texas from 1954 to 1962 and Liv ingston Texas from 1962 to 1967 After leaving New Braunfels he served 21 years as Lufkin city man ager from 1969 to 1990 becoming president of the Texas City Management Association in 1981 Upon retirement he received many awards for his civic cultural and activities He is survived by his wife Jetta Koch Westerholm his daughter Shannon and husband Kyle Shadday of Dallas three brothers four sistersinlaw and numer ous nieces and nephews Corps of Engineers honors county for job during flood MALLOY I Marsha Malloy of Spring Branch passed away on Fri day Jan 10 2003 at Regent Care Center at the age of 63 Memorial services will be at 2 Monday Jan 20 2003 at Spring Branch Baptist Church Zoeller Funeral Home WEBER Funeral services are pend ing at Schaetter Funeral Home in Fredericksburg Texas for Myrtle Lee Weber who died Friday Jan 17 2003 at Colonial Manor Care Center in New Braunfels Texas at the age of 77 years Schaetter Funeral Home Fredericksburg Texas SVMS evacuated Friday after boiler misfire incident BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The Army Corps of Engineers Thursday recog nized Comal County for its mobilization in response to the July 2002 flood honor ing five officials and their staffs Canyon Lake Manager Jer ry Brite represented Col Gor don Wells commander of the Corps Fort Worth District in commissioners court Thurs day recognizing 70 members of the Canyon Lake Flood Response Team for meeting the challenges presented by the flood Local officials honored were Jerry Brite County Judge Danny Scheel Sheriff Bob Holder and his deputies Emergency Management Coordinator Carol Edgett County Engineer Tom Hornseth and Eric Gibson of the Comal County Engineers Office Brite opened his remarks describing the sixday storm that led to the July 4 flood that occurred when Canyon Lake spilled over the Canyon Dam spillway for the first time The rainfall totaled as high as 60 inches in some locations with 30 to 40 inches widespread over the upstream areas This caused severe flooding in the water Brite said Water rose to more than seven feet above the spillway cascading into the lower Guadalupe River at a peak of cubic feetpersec ond on the morning of July 6 The flood caused many homes to be flooded and some to be destroyed but hundreds others were Brite said Canyon Dam did its So Brite said did Comal County In the predawn hours of July 4 the county and the City of New Braunfels evac uated hundreds of homes in lowlying areas and set up the countys Emergency Operations Center at the sheriffs office The EOC operated by Edgett is a sort of headquar ters or war room equipped with computer stations tele phone lines radios and other equipment needed in a dis aster response Brite said the operation raised some eyebrows in high places I heard from some FEMA people who visited that EOC that it was the best one theyd been in especially for a county I heard two fed eral officials say they hadnt seen such a facility in some states that they had worked Brite said The challenges Brite said were difficult ones Here we were the first second third and Fourth of July and all the visitors were here for the holiday and had to be evacuated from the riv er they had come to play Brite said Where Comal County real ly shined Brite said was information management The EOC was operated 24 hours seven days at the height of the crisis Gibson who works for the county engineer designed a Web site that was updated on a regular basis telling stream flows lake levels and other vital information that deflected many ftmecon suming telephone calls away from the EOC News conferences were reg ularly conducted and the public was kept informed Brite said One measure of success was the fact that all lake and river visitors and endangered residents were successfully Brite said Although some homes were destroyed and others dam aged no one lost their lives in Comal County due to the Brite said Scheel accepted the plaque he said on behalf of all the countys employees I wish I had 300 to hand out This was a county oper ation involving Scheel said Im getting rec ognized but I would have been a dead duck in the water without everyone Ive always said this county and its employees are progressive and head and shoulders above the Scheel said BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY A misfire in a diesel boiler caused an evacuation at Smithson Valley Middle School Friday morning when it pumped smoke into the school cafeteria SVMS Principal Carolyn Pittman said students were displaced to the practice gymnasium for about 40 minutes while the smoke was vented and the build ing was cleared by the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department and Comal County Fire Marshal The incident began at about Pittman said The boiler misfired dur ing the evening leaving a bit of diesel fuel that had nt Pittman said When they restarted it it caused a large puff of smoke to come out of the boiler vent The vent is off the back of the The smoke was pulled into kitchen vents Pittman said the schools smoke detectors and alarm system operated as they were supposed to Everybody needs to feel pretty good Everything went like clockwork If we had had a fire there would have been no Pittman said HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY Jessica j Gonzales I Love Mom Dad and Estdla 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