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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 25, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas r NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY June 12 pages in 2 sections VoL 152 N6 191 Serving New Bratmtels and Gomat County since 1852 SO cents Artists rendering of proposed Canyon Lake Area High SchooT BUSLOOP AMPHITHEATEft COMMONS ROTUNDA LIBRARY MAIN ENTRY ENTRY PLAZA GISD trustees reject plans for new high school BY SEAN BOWUN Staff Writer Comal Independent School Dis trict trustees voted against design development drawings for the unof ficiallynamed Canyon Lake Area High School Tuesday evening say ing they wanted more time to study them PBK Hernandez who helped with the drawings said the only differences between schematics the board previously approved and the design presented Tuesday were the relocation of a pond and a drain field But Hernandez said plans for the high school arent set in Its the first attempt at develop ment of that he said The vision presented to trustees is a twostory building with a large corridor mall bringing in natural light to give it a warm feeling Brick and stone are used to keep the feel of a traditional high school Her nandez said Hernandez said the high school will have comparable amenities See NEW This is only a test Firefighters use flooddamaged homes for reality simulation training BY DYLAN Staff Writer A massive collapse occurred and a firefighter is trapped on the floor below the crew The stairs are inaccessible and there is no way to the firefighter The only way to get him out is to break a hole in the floor and lift him to safety All these kind of things we can find ourselves facing in reality anytime anywhere and its great to be able to train in these condi said New Braunfels Fire Department Chief John Berber The New Braunfels Fire Department will train through out the week in condemned city owned houses bought through FEMA NBFD has access to about a dozen structures enough to put every firefighter through two or three different scenarios before the structures are demolished Using these structures helps to diversify firefighter training Berber said So often we go to buildings that we are so incredibly familiar with that it loses if s he said New situations in unfamiliar structures help teach improvisa tion that firefighters need in the field he said variability offers such a heightened sense of urgency on exactly what you might be con fronted Berber said Firefighters need to be com fortable with their skills and their environment in emergency situa tions and training in different structures helps build that com fort he said You have to know enough about construction that you are not going to breach an area that is going to cause more of a cave in or weaken the integrity of the DAVID Above Blindfolded New Braunfels Fire Department Paramedic Todd Welch busts through a bedroom wall in an attempt to find a missing child during a simulation of zero visibility rescue in a flooddamaged house along the Guadalupe River Left New Braunfels firefighters Christopher Sheppard left and Jack Ward participate Tuesday afternoon in a training session in the FEMApurchased home on Fair Avenue K JESSIE Wolves captured in animal cruelty case could die A wolf hybrid seized in an animal cruelty case in Comal County watch es passing strangers from the back of his cage at the New Braunfels animal shelter DAVID BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Bumane Society is working to find homes for 14 animals 12 wolf hybrids and two mala mute mixes seized in a Comal County animal cruelty case Cheryl Krueger director of the New Braunfels animal shelter said she has been giv en until Thursday by the courts and the district attor neys office to find a home for the animals or they will be destroyed Tuesday she said she believed she had arranged homes for all but three of the animals Michelle A Newman 45 of San Antonio was arrested Friday at County Courtat Law on an animal cruelty charge because of the condi tions the animals lived in Animal cruelty is a class misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail and fine The arrest came after New man appeared before Judge Brenda Chapman in a hear ing this week appealing an earlier ruling by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Diana Campos that the animals must be forfeited Newman told the court she had secured a place for the ani mals to stay in Atascosa Coun ty but local officials investi gated conditions there and found them unsatisfactory Chapman upheld Campos The animals were seized May 13 by the Comal County Sheriffs Office Sheriffs detective Jim Rose said the seizure came after a Rebecca Creek Road resi dent called the sheriffs office wanting the animals to be removed from his property She Newman had asked a Comal County man if she could house them on his prop erty and he said okay for a short time but shed have to care for Rose said Investigators found the animals hadnt been cared for very well She had a couple of good pens but most were too small for even one animal and she had two in Rose said The cages were wired shut They could not be cleaned The animals were literally walking in their own feces which had become matted dpwn with hair It was like adobe and she threw their food in on top of Investigators discovered the animals drinking water See INSIDE Classifieds Fire victims get a new home BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The family whose mobile home burned Saturday morn ing lost almost everything and has immediate needs for clothing and other goods One thing the family no longer needs is a roof over their heads Gloria Jaramillo reported Tuesday that the Housing Authority of New Braunfels found her a home on Ventura Drive They were very kind at the housing Jaramillo said The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army are trying to help me The Red Cross has been very comforting Theyve all been real nice Susie Garcia at Community Service Center just called and theyre going to help with The mobile home off Linde Avenue where Jaramillo and her three children lived was destroyed Saturday morning in a fire that started in a defective air conditioner Heat smoke or water ruined virtually everything in the home JaramiUp was buying She did not have insurance Now Jaramillo her sons Regino 8 and Marino 5 and her daughter Frantisca 6 are moving into a virtually empty twobedroom apartment The only remaining furnishings are a couple of old mattresses and a swivel office chair We have nothing Just like we are thats the way we said I was praying hoping we got a place as soon as we could and that prayer has been answered she said It JESfflE SUTiWHeraWZeituno with the Qloria her ChiWren araocKwwitne out Housing Authority See FIRE found for them after their home burned down Saturday
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