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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 17, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY JANUARY Bf SPORTS UNDAMPENED New Braunfola girls soccer ties Lake Travis tops Marker Heights in Unicorn Invitational Page SA FORUM UNSUNG HIIIO Pill out and return form to nom inate someone you know for the HeraldZeltungs Unsung Hero awards Page 4A WWW DEARABBY SI COMICS Serving New Brauntelsand Comal 1662 Vol 183 No 66 12 pages 2 sections CK nntHBHiltfflrfffflfnrifMtn Mostly cloudy High Lew 68 44 Details 16 26 FORUM 4A SPORTS 64IA FRONT and CENTER Fishing brightens gloomy weather Troutfest continues today so does rain By Ron Maloney Staff Writer When it comes to fishing the hard cores and true believers would never let a little rainy weather get in the way Ask Mariano Troncoso or his son Cody who were fishing in the rain Fri day afternoon at Troutfest the annual family fishing adventure at the spring fed pool in Landa Park Not only were they out in the rain but Mariano had made a point of driving by when he got out of work ing the lay of the land before he brought his boy I just came out to do a little spot ting and see where all the fish said Mariano who works at New Braunfels Utilities I wanted to see where we could catch Cody 10 who likes to catch bass and crappie has been fishing since h e and going to Troutfest I want to try to catch a big one he said So far dad said they hadnt had any bites Dad you got a little Cody said Yes but we havent caught one Mariano said He hoped the rain would help especially when it came to fishing for trout Sometimes they bite more when it he said They think its like little bugs on the water and sometimes they attack According to the National Weather Service the fish could still be attacking rain today with mostly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of precipitation both today and Sunday Around the county public safety offi cials reported a smattering of ed traffic accidents Friday but no seri ous injuries Southbound Interstate 35 south of New Braunfels was closed for more than two hours beginning at a Me after 2 See WIATHIR Page 3A AT A QUINCE Troutfest con tinues today in the springfed pool at Landa Park Flyfishing les sons and a fishing derby for kids under 10 begin at 8 General fishing begins at 10 Admission is for adults and for children and seniors REBECCA 8 Above Diehard fisherman Travis Hoffman waits for the rain to stop and the fish to start biting Friday at Troutfest in Landa Park Right Mariano Troncoso and his son Cody 10 make Troutfest a fatherSon outing Inset Jacob Hubble 12 shows off his bounty that he caught hook line ana sinker County puts flood dam dueb in a row By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Final approvals arent in but Comal County is making prepa rations to build a floodcontrol dam in Krueger Canyon ConirnMoriers voted twaru mousjy Thursday to begm look ing for a civil engineer to design a concrete dam 500 feet across and 90 feet highIt would help hold tork floouWHtfr on tfaf Dry Comal Creek The Federal Emergency Man agemem Agency FEMA has the dam JA its Haz ard Mitigation Gram Program Several of the dams built on the Dry ComaJ Creek and Blieders Creek watersheds after the 1972 flood are cred ited with reducing the water level in down town New Braunfels by onethird in the Octo ber 1998 flood wmHornjeth archeological and environmental stud ies PEMA could release the money in June County Judge Dan ny Scheel said the county is looking for an engineer now because it only has two years to get the county officials have sought to dam built once the money is build a series of additional released dams but permitting issues Were getting our ducks in a tove so far stymied the effort row so well be able to move on Now County Engineer Tom Seheel said Hpmseth said aJi thai is remains is completing a pair of minor HOOO QAM Paga 3A 4B waits onCTTC funding By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels Infrastructure Improvement Corporation 4B board will make up the shortfall for the Central Texas Technology Center if Guadalupe Countys economic develop ment board opts not to do so Guadalupe County officials voted late last year not to participate in the CTTC project because of budget constraints The center which will cost million and is located in Guadalupe County is scheduled to open in May It will offer basic classes in technology training Originally Guadalupe County Comal County New Braunfels and Seguin were to collectively fund the project Several months ago Guadalupe County voted not to allocate for the 4B board member Mon roe Miller said Thursday But theres a possibility Seguins 4A board may be will ing to Ramon Lozano director of Seguins economic development corporation sa place between the two boards After the county backed out we need See CTTC Page 3A CISDs new school plans back on track By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Educators have finally balanced the number of necessary classrooms at the new Canyon Lake area high school with the schools million budget Comal Indepen dent School District administrators and staff agreed Thurs day not to redraw plans which means future expansions if needed would add millions to the pro jected cost of the facility Earlier this month Superinten dent Nancy Fuller insisted teachers and administrators become part of the design process after she realized that architectural plans would not include an appropriate num ber of classrooms After a weekandahalf of planning architectural drawings are 00 percent complete and construction remains on We are far better off than we were a week Fuller said CISP administrators and staff spent two weeks working with the architects to make sure the right classes and According to the current plan the new Canyon Uke school would have 1 840 square feet four squarefeet com puter labs a square a square feet performing arts auditorium a sta dium See Page3A Check us out on the web at MILLER MILLER 186S
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