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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas HERA NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY August 10 pages in 2 sections 340 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 f 50 cents 4B wants more detailed look at sports BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The Corpo ration Board of Directors 4B will have to take a second look at two sportsrelated pro jects proposed Wednesday The which advises city council how to spend sales tax dollars for economic devel disagreed on whether it could legal y fund apojrts facility Member I Jay Patrick suggested finding qualified consultants that could conduct a feasibility study on the economic impact and costs of a tournamentquality sports com He said a consultants price for the study would give the board of whether to pursue the He also said he hoped to get guidance from consultants on the pro jects Patrick said the including location and scope of the would be explored if the board approved the Other board members said hiring a con sultant would be unreasonable before set ting the projects They also said it would be unethical to seek consultants ideas on the project without deciding whether to hire Board members also were uncertain if the project would create jobs and sales tax rev criteria the 4B board must Miller said the board must see what eco nomic impact sports complexes would have before funding ajyor Pro Tern rutiken driving rial starts today We do a lot of Miller Yes we Patrick But theyre Miller In the last the board has funded stud ies directed toward building the citys retail businesses and attracting suppliers for the planned San Antonio Toyota assembly The board will look at the sports complex issue at a workshop in Miller told Patrick he should bring a more detailed FROM STAFF REPORTS Braunfels Mayor Pro em Lee Rodriguez goes on trial for drunken driving chiarges Thurjsday in County Courtat fcourt officials said the trial would be conducted before Vis itujig Judge Charles Miller in District Courtroom on the third floor of the Assistant District Attorney Michael Zamora will prosecute San Antonio attorney Sam Lock will defend Jury selection begins at The trial is sched uled for two was arrested by sheriffs deputy Steve Morris after he was stopped on River He was booked into Comal County Jail for allegedly while Rodriguez posted bail and was released from custody the following Driving while intoxicated is a class B misdemeianor pun ishable by up to days in jail and a fine of ujp to JESSIE The gorge created by floodwaters rushing over the Canyon Dam spillway in July 2002 could be opened to the public under a plan the Comal County WaterOriented Recreation District approved Under public would have limited access to lake gorge BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Comal County could be on its way to adding another amenity to its repertoire of tourist attrac Wednesday the WaterOriented Recreation District board voted unani mously to authorize an interlocal agreement between Picture this To view photos of the Canyon Dam log on to the Comal County Engineers Web site at Click on the link on the Pictorial Journey Through the Comal Coun ty and the Army Corps of Engineers to pre serve the gorge created below the Canyon Dam spillway by the 2002 Under a draft plan pre pared by WORD General Manager George the gorge would he preserved as a natural and educational resource and opened to lim ited access by educators and other mem bers of the The up to 100feet deep in was carved through limestone into bedrock when water flowed over the spillway last The gorge crosses South Dam Access Road and runs to the Guadalupe the gorge is fenced off from public access due to safety What Cushanick envisions in a threepage draftplan outline is gradual development beginning with a walking trail along the northeast rim of the gorge that could begin Helpers in need Jo Marie a volunteer at Comal County Womens restocks Part to sexual assault calls and let the victim know about options for Montague started in March and worksat the center three days a Cashstrapped womens center seeks more volunteers BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer Volunteer Jo Marie Montague is there for domestic and sexual assault survivors when they need someone most right after an Since a stayathome has been oncall three days a week as part of the Comal County Womens Centers direct assistance When a victim visits a hospital in Comal or Guadalupe the hospital calls the and Montague The attacks usually have occurred with in a few days of the she Theyre usually alone or so they have someone to talk Montague She aaid the best way to help is just by being there for the She also helps victims understand their options what to expect from peace the court and the sexual assault nurse Montague accompanies victims to hos pitals in San Antonio for the sexual assault Her job ends when victims leave the Although she only has responded to 10 Montague was touched by feedback from victims shes she Its very fulfilling when you know youve helped someone at a very crucial time in their Montague The center also has trained courtaccom paniment who support vic tims going through the judicial The center hopes to provide help for victims at each phase of a crisis situa Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Baker Montague has a degree in criminal justice from Southwest Texas State Uni She had no formal training in social work before going through the cen ters Direct Service Training See By the numbers Comal County Womens Center services provided since Domestic violence program Total adults sheltered total children sheltered 165 Total shelter days Sexual assault program Total adults 203 Total children Phone caHs Calls to center Crisis calls Volunteers and donations Number of volunteers 346 Volunteer hours Volunteer value Donations value You can help Call the Comal County Womens Center at Men and women are welcome to INSIDE TxDOT reacts quickly to motorist concern BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Charles Chadwell has a good story about a state agency that doesnt always elicit fuzzy feelings the Texas Department of I just had a wonderful Chad well said of calling John maintenance supervisor with TxDOT in New Last one of my friends turned that corner at Landa and and the curb was so high that his back wheel hit it and bent bis axle and causing worth of Chadwell Walnut Avenue at that intersection is a state b thought something could be done to make that teercsctto efer for S66TXPOT73A and Uanda Street
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