Friday, October 3, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas OCTOBER 7i GRADE Canyon may be but it has work to David Rupkalvis offers a but defense tackles an Page 6A COUPON 4 FOR Eckerds twoday sale isnt one youll want to Get four of CocaCola for with Page 8A Comai NG since 277 16 2 sections CK Partly cloudy High Low 83 58 Details1B DEAR AB8Y 3B CLASSIFIEDS 68B COMICS 2B CFtOSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A APPLAUSE 4B SPORTS 67A TV tiRIDS 3B Engineer loop plan By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County commissioners got their first look Thursday at a proposed major thoroughfare plan for the Presented by County Engineer Tom the plan sets out the widths of rightsofway along county and state It will be considered for adoption at a future courtafter a public meeting is Comal Countys proposed plan applies the same standards set in a similar plan drawn May 19 by the Bexar County Metro politan Planning which plans road alignment in the greater San Antonio southern portions of Comal County and theInterstate 35 and 281 The authority to create a major plan was granted counties in the recent As part of that counties have author ity to regulate devel opment along roads ROAD PLANS Legislature gave counties authority to roadway deals only with existing I Plan considers ways to control development that could impact future roadway for future expansion of those roads and to preserve corridors for future The plan Hornseth presented Thursday pertains only to exist ing Were tackling the easy part by dealing now with existing but this is the Hornseth There are no new alignments in this plan on Those are more We need to get this on the books first and then look at The cost of building new roads can be dramatically increased in cases where hous es or other development has been created in the path of the Planning for future Hornseth must preserve corri dors for their County Judge Danny Scheel has sought and not found state money to engi neer a path for an outer loop around New Braunfels before the areas in which it could be built are Hpmseth said future road construction would be considered later in the process of planning for major1 Many county roads have no deeded rightSOfway because they originated more than 100 years ago as paths or Rebec ca Creek Road is one Hornseth In the Comal County has nego tiated easements with developers during Page 3A FRONTand CENTER the heart is DAVID Tasha was born with congenital she had a pacemaker She will be tricular heart Just before graduating from high honored at the American Heart Walk Heart Walk honoree shares story By Dylan Jimdnez Tasha Henry is a heart She was born with a irregular heart Growing sjhe always hoped someday would be a cure for her condi I be honored at the American Heart The walk is sponsored by McKenna Memorial Hospital with proceeds sup porting the American Heart an organization dedicated to heart was bom with congenital atrto ventricular heart which means her natural pacemaker didnt work she The condition scared her at Tasha had to visit the doctor every three months for a then every six By the time she entered elementary she only had to go once a It was a watchandSee Jana Tasha was allowed tp whatever activities she felt comfortable In middle she even dancedtallet and ran See HIABT Page 3A AMERICAN HEART WALK Begins at Sunday Registration begins I Route will be from McKenna Memorial Hospital to Landai Park Contact the American Heart Association at 210 6144121 County enlists building analysis By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Commissioners took anoth er step Thursday toward need ed courthouse repairs by com missioning a study they hope will determine which of two paths is most cost restoration or After lengthy commissioners unanimously approved nearly to commission a costbenefit analysis by Volz Associates of The county wants to learn whether it would be better to restore the courthouse to its 1930 configuration with a center a twostory dis trict courtroom and the then newly attached county jail or simply to run new pipes and build new heating and air conditioning If the courthouse is the county would have to buy or build additional office space to house Its County CourtatLaw staff because the second and third floors of the centuryold structure would be That cost would have to be included in any restoration and offi cials have said they thought it would make it costprohibi Even for a the court offices would have to be moved Preliminary estimates on the renovation option run between million and million or a little numbers are not yet Precinct 1 Commissioner Jack who serves on the committee the county appointed to consider court house said the county already has to clear work with the state because the court house and its attached jail are historic We already have to go through Under the grant it could be Dawson I can give you names of county judges have recently gone through this Scheel Ive been talking to other judges around the I get noth ing but horror Maurice Smith peruses the fiction section it the Friends the Library Thursday at New Center He went looking to pick UP some we and he didnt Library book sale continues today Bv Dvlan JimAriAZ aHH tn her rnllonrinn mrVtinh ic hnncorl By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Sandra spent s careful four hours Thursday morning cpmbing the bppks at the library hook Ive looked at every one Collectors tern over flocked to the New Civic Center fpr the Mends of die New Braunfels PubJic library book At 1 Chunn stUl had ajjoujt an hour before sjig wouJd be reajjy She had her eye on about 50 books to add to her which is housed on 60 each six feet Chunns been coming to the sale for When I come I look for my missing books1 Chwnn She has nearly complete Nancy Prew and rtedy Boys She also is hunting poetry pamphlet illus trated wJtti photographs taken by her Several hundred people packed into the ciyje center Friends majje I540Q the See BQOK5Page 3A