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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY February 13 2003 JL M JL y JL Vy j4 pages jn 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG Vol 152 No 79 MUM Serving New Braunfels and Comai County since 1852 50 cents She delivered I just NB paramedic specialist Larry Evans Laborintensive New Braunfels firefighters deliver babies twice in week BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Tanya and Mark Garrison were about a week past due for their second child early Wednesday morning Her first Grant had been born after a very long and difficult labor so Tanya said she felt no sense of urgency at about when her water broke I started labor about 30 minutes later I was taking my time and congratulated myself on making it through three hours of she said As it turned out Tanya who had decided on a natur al childbirth barely made it to four hours Brooke Hai ley Garrison 8 pounds 12 ounces was born at while en route to McKenna Memorial Hospital in a New Braunfels Fire Department ambulance Paramedic spe cialist Larry Evans attend ed the birth while firefight Hank Shear drove The birth was the second in a New Braunfels ambu lance in one week See relat ed Tanya said she had told her husband a San Marcos teacher to go to school wrap everything up at work and Photos by K JESSIE With a little more confidence than their first meeting paramedic specialist Larry Evans holds newborn Brooke Garrison Wednesday afternoon in her McKenna Hospital room where mom Tanya and the rest of family visit with the two who helped Brooke into the world Dad tried flagging cars before ambulance arrived New Braunfels paramedics Hank Shear left and Larry Evans right talk with Grant Mark and Tanya Garrison about Brooke Haileys unusual birth which occurred Wednesday morning in an ambulance BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer It only happens about once in the career of most firefighters and it hap pened to Robert Garcia and Robert Johnson about a week ago The two firefighters work at the New Braun fels Fire Departments Sta tion 5 on County Line Road Garcia a paramedic and Johnson an emergency medical technician deliv ered a baby girl for a La Vernia couple just after midnight Feb 6 Officials did not release the names of the couple because of patient confi dentiality rules Johnson and Garcia operate the NBFD ambu lance EMS 5 for the A shift headed by Battalion Chief Steve Mabe It was about 30 minutes after Garcia NBISD reviews legal options on construction BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Saying it wants to review legal options before moving ahead with renovation pro jects at Memorial Primary Memorial Elementary and Memorial Intermediate the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees conducts a special meeting today at Were looking at options trying to ensure and review all of our options to make sure the Memorial projects are completed in a timely professional and accurate NBISD Board of Trustees President D Lee Edwards said Edwards said he would not rule out a lawsuit or criminal action but he hopes it doesnt come to that NBISD Superintendent Dr Ron Reaves expressed frus tration at construction delays While activity at all three schools is continuing at a slow pace the district has been negotiating with the bonding company to have a new general contractor hired to move the projects to com Reaves said The bonding company has been dragging its feet on the issue because it has tried to handle the projects themselves They are not in the construction business they are in the See Economy forces Giovanis to close BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Amid ringing phones and former customers stopping by Wednesday to find out about Valentines Day dinner Jaime Joaquin announced Giovanis Ristorante Italiano in downtown New Braunfels closed this past Saturday Joaquin explained why He said really hurt him After that we had the Joaquin said And just when I thought it was coming along again it wasnt coming along as it should have been so I had to say it was time to quit now and not take it any He said in todays econo my every time he read the paper he heard about unsteadiness in the economy and it made him conserva tive about taking a risk Tm going to start looking for a secure Joaquin said Just then a man walked in and asked him if the restau rant would be open for Valen tines Day No Joaquin smiled Were Joaquin then reminded him of the Rivers Edge and that it would be handling his reservations for See K JESSIE Owner Jaime Joaquin sits in the middle of the nowempty Giovanis restaurant which closed this past Saturday INSIDE Key Code 76 e 1 Hear us roar Students push for water tower logo change K JESSIE Ryan Rowers left Tyler Schuetz are way cool with how things turned out with the water tower near Canyon middle and high schools since New Braunfels Utilities repainted the Cougar Country logo oh it The two helped lead a protest after NBU painted its logo over the original cougar BY SEAN BOWLIN Staff Writer Thanks to a combined effort Canyon High School athletic boosters put a fero cious new logo atop the New Braunfels Utilities water tower near CHS Heres why About a month ago scaf folding rose on the tower which is on Freiheit Road near CHS and Canyon Mid dle School said Sherri Flow ers Flowers is the mother of CMS student Ryan Flow ers Then a huge white cur tain encircling the tower went up it was like a piece of Flowers said Flowers said Ryan and his friend Tyler Schuetz while traveling to school daily were anticipating the unveil ing of a brand new cougar logo Every day for two weeks they watched Two weeks later the curtain came down The Cougar Country logo was gone replaced by a blue white and green NBU Logo Flowers said thats when Ryan and Tyler protested to her Flowers called Gretchen Reuwer of NBUs Commu nication Department We had a communication glitch about what was hap Reuwer said about why the NBU logo replaced the Cougar Country logo NBU officials met with CHS boosters Flowers said NBU officials admitted thai they should have contacted boosters before painting the NBU logo So a deal was worked out NBU painted over their logo I was shocked at how wonderful NBU was to offer what they Flowers said Right now were all in kind of limbo NBU is taking the scaffolding down and the tank is white Were waiting to see what will go Flowers said before the new logo was unveiled What went up CHS prin cipal Bob Wiegand said was a roaring head of a cougar with no body that will show a lot more teeth than the previous cougar did   

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