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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY 14 pages in 2 sections EITUNG 300 Serving New Braunfela and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Liberty lights up the night BvRONMALONBY Staff Writer Jaiden Matthew Cianeross wrapped him in the flag Friday night for one of those rites of passage special to little boys his first fireworks Shanna and Jaidens were among thousands in Landa Park and around town who braved threatening skies and light sprinkles to enjoy this years Fourth of July fireworks on the fourth this thank you very That was an improvement over when flooding forced the city to postpone the patriotic show until the end of The Cisneros family was visiting from Houston for a first together in New Braunfete and they were enjoying We wanted to ohow the baby a good said who is a pediatric Jaiden was dressed for the I always try to do something for she said of his American flag 1 thought wed do something for the so I bought this a month ago and saved I think thats why nobody else here is wearing an didnt get to go to his first fire works show when he was because he didnt arrive from El Salvador until he was a little older than But he has a very good understanding of what the Fourthis all He warns me that too many of us take what we have for Shanna I come from a very poor where even fire works were something you couldnt spend money Toby I think I was 13 when I first saw fire Ive gone every year This he they decided theyd start Jaiden out with fireworks the way mom Ive been going to fireworks ever since I can remem she My family raised me to be proud of where Im JESSIE Despite the threat of rain and several small the annual Fourth of July Fireworks show blasts off Friday night at Landa Left While waiting for Friday nights show at Landa Jaiden Matthew Cisnero3 decides to make some fireworks of his own with Alexandra While this young couples was a fleeting just up the Keith Welch was proposing a more serious engagement to Maria In front of a large group of family Carrillo said of Patriotism on parade downtown BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Rain couldnt dampen the spirit of patri otism and tradition that brought hun dreds of New Braunfelsers to the annual Fourth of July parade on Main Plaza Fri day One elderly woman was sitting facing Seguin Street to watch the parade as it left the She had a small child on her lap under a small I keep on thinking the suns going to come said Caroline who has lived in New Braunfels for eight years but has been coming to the parade here since she could In her experi the parade is usually marked by a sunny It felt strange to her not to come to the parade last and she remembered being Her had never seen a Thats why they had to Woston I always look forward to Aloia Garcia was on the opposite side of the plaza park with her Patsy and Kathryn Garcia wore white and blue from head to toe and said Fourth of July parades were a tradition in her which prides itself on Weve been a military family she Her David is currently serving in Patsy Neely said she was happy her nephew was fighting for the country but Bad he could not enjoy the parade with See DAVID Regan Shey and her dressed in patriotic rode their scooters in the Fourth of July V FLOOD 2002 9w Dam project could reduce future flood damage COMING SUNDAY homeownere relate o New Braunfels on drainage ftoodotaln Canyon maragtrtatitf about BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer After the October 1998 Comal County Judge Danny Scheel resolved to do something about flood In the aftermath of the July 2002 the county redoubled its the county wntsaring con demnation proceeding on its first proposed flood control site near Solmi and in preliminary dwcuiwwns with property cwnew in the Elm Creek Progress been hung up by federally mandated envuxmrnen If we could have had these built in a it wouldnt have been fast enough for Scheel Scheel and County Engineer Tom Hornseth envision a net work of five flood control dams on the Dry Comal Creek and Guadalupo River to bolster five others built in the wake of the 1072 One of those earlier on filieders in credited with reducing the water level in New Braunfelf by several feet during the 1998 Flood control dams the county wants to build are not like the one that holds back Canyon Most of the they hold no water at They consist of u large rock wall with u small opening at the During a hard they hold back upstream water allowing it to trickle out slowly over several weeks or soak into the The if could cost up to million and could reduce flooding by 36 percent in New already under consider ation include one near Battler locations along Jacobs and Elm creeks and another on u Dry Comal Creek tributary west See DAM INSIDE Oaeefieds Dear oof CISD searches for new leader BYSEANBOWUN Staff Writer The search is on for a new superintendent for Comal Independent School Jim Grunert announced June 24 ho will effec tive District trustees decided to advertise the position on the Texas Association of School Administrators Web I imagine they saw it as a good vehicle for advertising the CISD spokesperson Kari Hutchison must be submit ted by July They cant exceed three pages and must be emailed to CISD Board of Trustees President Dora Gonzales at doragonaa leBl954@msn.com. said trustees will meet at 8 July 19 to review has deceived about 10 applications so Qualifications listed for the new superintendent include Minimum of a masters degree in education admin with a doctorate preferred A valid Texas superin tendents certificate or other appropriate certification Minimum of five years of leadership experience in school administration and Experience in a economically diverse school district is Bedridden but still fighting for her life BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer A giant wall of money stands between Betty Jackson and a new Doctors have told the 55year old New Braunfels resident she has a 50 percent chance of living five years withJACKSON out a new liver which will cost Fundraising efforts have accumulated less than over the past month See BETTW3A Help Betty   

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