Friday, September 19, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 19, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas HOMECOMING The Canyon Cougars prepare for homecoming battle with Marble Kickoff at at Cougar Page 6A GOT NATURE The Iddal Master Naturalists chapter is gathering its next class of expert outdoor Page BA and Comal County since 16 2 sections C WWW Partly cloudy High Low 86 63 Details 18 DEAR ABBY 3B COMfCS 2B CROSSWORD W FORUM 4A SHORTS 6A SCOREBOARD 7A TV 36 facelift dollars a burden By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County Judge Danny Scheel said Thursday the costs of obtaining a state grant to restore the courthouse could amount to more than the grant is Scheel said he would ask commission ers for a bond issue referendum for repairs and upgrades to the The project could cost a few million Im but I think with the inter est rates as they now we could do it without increasing our tax rate for the debt Scheel The county recently reroofed the historic building and is now considering options for replac ing the vintage heat ing and air condi tioning Preliminary esti mates for replacing the inadequate cli mate control are about The county also is making prepara tions for establishing its second County One week attorney Charles Stephens was appointed to establish that Under plans being it would be constructed on the third floor of the courthouse where Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Diana Campos courtroom is The Campos court will be moved out to San Antonio Street when a new court facility is completed for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace William County officials have discussed with the Texas Historic Commission a grant program for restoring historic court but the grants favor projects that restore courthouses to their original con The Comal County Courthouse has been modified by changing its original twostory district court into a singlefloor facility with clerical space and the jus tice of the peace court A restoration of the courthouse would mean constructing or buying a new building to house the clerks who sup port county One of Scheels con cerns is the cost of a new COURTHOUSE MAKEOVER County Judge Danny Scheel says a historic preservation grant may cost more than its Climate control makeover is expectecf to Scheel will ask commis sioners to con sider a bond issue for upgrades and See COURTHOUSE Page 3A COMING SUNDAY DEVASTATED BY TINES MARTINEZ IS T JESSIE Tines Martinez and his newborn share older son Christopher rests on his Martinezs their first minutes at home together Thursday as his died Tuesday from labor By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Istanislao Tines and Maria Antonia Marlines came to New Braunfels several years ago from Mexico to find better opportunities for a family they hoped to Antonia died Tuesday from labor complications as she was giving birth to their fifth Tines is trying to keep their dreams from dying with Tines and Antonia grew up in San but they didnt know each Tines was educated through the sixth grade but he was too poor to continue his He came to the United States in when he was He quickly got a job in Brownsville making cinder He made his way to New Braunfels and landed a job at the New Braunfels Gen eral where he worked for eight During that he traveled back to San Luis and met Anto They and he brought her to New They had two Miguel and in their first few years of and Tines went to work for the New Braunfels Smoker Company for higher Life was They accu mulated some savings and had another in When the smoker company closed its doors in Tines remained There are always more opportunities Tines He sought another manufac turing but those jobs were See Page 3A VanAusdall tapped as fire chief forSBVFD By Ron Malonay Staff Writer A New Braunfels Fire Department para medic has been named chief of the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Depart SBVFD Board President Guy Anderson Thursday that Jeremy VanAusdall will replace Peny Trammell in the Trammell died in early will be sworn in at Saturday by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jennifer Im very excited about this Its a dream come I get to serve my community to the VanAusdall Im very appre ciative of the board and of anyone who recommended me for this Im going to do it to my full Anderson said he was sure of Everyone was very excited about his taking this Anderson In our its a very important We have no per and the fire chief is our highestranking VanAusdall began his career as a fire fighter there as an unpaid A lot of 24yearolds couldnt even think about stepping up to the plate and taking on these Anderson But hes got his sights set on being the best of the and everyone knows New Braunfels Fire Chief John 1 lerher praised I wish him all the best and great suc cess in taking on such a large responsi bility in what be a pressure Herber The only tiling I expect from Jeremy is to make sure tie doesnt put himself too far behind the curve 1 hate to see people burn the candle at both ends until theres nothing UPDATES Jeremy VanAusdall the news PLANE CRASH LAST WE KNEW Two men died from injuries sustained 6 when a single engine airplane crashed at New Braun fels Municipal LATEST Keith of was in stable condition NEXT Investigators expect to spend weeks confirming the preliminary report into the cause of the Canyon seniors keep fingers crossed for dry homecoming By Dylan Jim6nez Staff Writer A Canyon High School homecoming tradi tion was rained out and students are holding their breath as the chance of rain continues for tonights big The candlelight pep rally is the highlight of the homecoming week for the is a major highlights of high school The rally features the senior Every students pack one side of the Stadium at Students hold rwndreds of luminaries to spell a Cougars The senior class song is and seniors rally on the field and hug and celebrate Senior Tiffany Halay has watched that sweet moment since she was a Everyyearit was thats going to be Halay Kayla candlelight pep rally cried when she heard the event was it was announced over the intercom just before school let See SHUCKS Page 3A JE8SJE Texas Association of Future Educators President Isaac Caballero shows off one of the many mums his group made for this years homecoming game and Gregs Automotive and Truck Center them 1983 2003 Custom