Sunday, August 3, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Lifestyle Prostate cancer support group gives Inside Hightech voting machines come NEW BRAUNFELS HERALDZEITU Sports i Wakeboarding showdown i SUNDAY 2003 28 pages in 4 sections Vot 335 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 New school at a standstill BY DYLAN Staff Writer District 7 Comal Indepen dent School District Trustee Bill Swint wants to be clear about the purpose of the new Canyon Lake high school before he votes to approve design drawings submitted by When I know what to expect from the I can approve the Swint said The board could not approve drawings last Six trustees voted 33 on the Superintendent Jim Grunert advised the group to move forward with the pro ject since approval of design drawings was only a prelim inary step toward building the new Once designs are construction bids will go out in January Ground breaking is set for March or The high which is supposed to relieve over crowding at Smithson Valley High is set to open in But the project is at a standstill until trustees approve design Board president Dora Gon zales is worried the lag time will cost CISD more If bidding is she the district might have less access to good many of whom are seeking work on the proposed San Antonio Toyota set for construction late this In the board approved a tentative See County Replace esoon BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County commis sioners want the Gruene Road bridge and they want it to happen as soon as Commissioners passed a resolution Thursday urging that the Texas Department of Transportation replace the Plans for the replacement have been in the works since Officials have cited safety concerns and traffic snarls as reasons for the In the the narrow concrete bridge is often choked with tubers and two way In the the crossing is often closed for weeks at a time because any river flow above cubic feetper second floods the low Rafters and tubers have become trapped and injured every so someone gets hit by a County officials were See Sales tax break AU iu JESSIE Keaton eyes a pair of boots he wants as he searches Saturday morning through a rack of belts at Cavenders Boot City at the Outlet Mall in San Below Stacey Beard helps her daughter Katelyn try on a backpack Saturday afternoon at the Frilly Frog on Comal in New Braunfels Shoppers crowd retailers to save on clothing BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer it was standing room only at the Frilly Frog Pam and Jody Oppelts childrens clothing Why shouldnt it have been This everything in the cute kids shop on Comal Avenue was on and is the states backtoschool sales tax Trisha Chase took of the weekend to bring her Addi to the Frilly She also brought her Stacey of and Shes from out of I told her we have to come to this Chase I bought bracelets and boys My sons not We left him home we just couldnt handle the Chase said her two shopping stops Saturday would be the Frilly Frog and Each year for five Texas has set aside one weekend for a tax holi so parents could purchase school clothing or footwear without paying more than 7 percent in sales See Dawson seeks third term as JESSE A raft full of tubers tries to duck low enough to pass under the Gruene River bridge Saturday Several in the boat had to bail out before the ran cleared the tow BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack Daw son wants to continue working for the people of Comal Dawson announced he will be a can didate for reelection in If he is Dawson will serve his third term in His district includes the south side of Canyon Spring Branch and part of New Comal County Clerk Joy Streater said the filing period for the 2004 election cycle is to The primary elec tion will be conducted March The general election will be Tues I think the most important reason I want to stay on for another term is to help maintain the low tax rate we have had for seven years and still provide the services our citizens deserve and Dawson Our most impor DAWSON tant achievement is the growth man agement plan we have in A retired Shell Oil Dawson and his are licensed realtors although the only real estate work Dawson has done since taking office in 1997 has been on behalf of the He worked on the exten sion commissioners court and parking and also negotiated buyouts of homes damaged in the 2002 Dawson also serves on the Hill Coun try Mental Retardation board of Fire causes several million in damage BY RON Staff Writer ZORN Fire damage at thj Lower Colorado JUver Authority Zorn substation could reach several million officials said Satur tower Colorado River Authority Communications Manager Bill McCarm said the fire that damaged two transformers was extin guished with foam by about 9 Officials had one of the transforms Back online Sat but tlhft would reQuire extensive repairs that could take several million dollars to Firefighters continued to pump watfp oyejfiught Fri day and Saturday morning onto adjacent equipment in an effort to keep it cool enough to avoid Friday evenings hundred foot flames and clouds of black smoke were caused by burning mineral oil McCann it can burn pretty intense One of the reasons we use mineral oil aa an electrical insulator is its McCann Guadalupe County Emer gency Management Coordi natorWayman Krueger said no one was injured by the fire or the HEverythings No one got Krueger Look at it like a turkey fryer that caught on Its the same type of If a turkey fryer catches you can try to put it but the oil is still hot until you pool it At the height of the firefighters from 17 fire including New either fought the blaze or relayed water to the INSIDE oo Its going to be a scorcher Temps to reach triple digits FROM STAFF REPORTS Stay close to a fan or an air conditioner National Weather Service Meteorologist Ken Widelski reported temperatures in Comal County could reach 100 degrees for the first time in Todays high is expected to be in the upper 90s in New Due to dry soil it hit 100 twice in July in Widelski said Sat Td say we have a very good shot of making the upper 90s If we get enough daytime heating and that high pressure system is strong well get to 100 It would be a good idea to limit outdoor activity as much as possible during the afternoon and peak heat Widelski Drink plenty of avoid alcoholic beverages in the and stay in air con ditioning as much as passi Widelski