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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 30, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS TEAM LEADER Senior Kayla Thornton closes in on alkime scoring record for New Braunfeis Unicorns soccer Page SA SAVINGS COUPONS Oooh La La Salon offers dis counts on services Rhoads Floor Coverings is having a Super Bowl sale Inaldo 14 pages 2 sections CLICK www I DEARABBY SB COMICS Partly cloudy LOW High 55 40 1 i Details 1B 2B FORUM 4A SPORTS 64A Rainfall doesnt quench burn ban By Ron Maloney Staff Writer In spite of recent rajns county officials Thursday said they would keep in place a monthold burn least for now The reason officials say is the amount of dead grass and other vegetation that can easily catch fire Since rain began a couple of weeks ago the sheriffs office the fire marshal and county officials have received calls from residents asking the ban be lifted or that they be given emergency burn per mits which are only issued in cases involv ing financial hardship In Commissioners Court Thursday Precinct 4 Commis sioner Jan Kennady noted the morning rain and said she hoped the county would soon be able to lift the ban County Judge Danny Scheel wasnt so sure I understand Im getting bom barded with calls Scheel said I continue to receive emails from the county fire chiefs and the fire marshal encouraging us not to lift The problem Scheel said is that the moisture that comes with the rain quick ly evaporates after a couple days of sun and breeze We do not want to get in a situation where we endanger lives and Scheel said Please bear with us I need to follow the recommendations or the people who are in the business and in the know Im going to continue doing Deputy county Fire Marshal Wayne Ellington reported that embers from a house fire one week ago ignited fires everywhere they touched down com plicating work for Canyon Lake fire fighters Its definitely dry out there and that grass will soon be dry as hay Ellington said The problem is complicated Elling ton said by the amount of dried dead vegetation on the ground We have lots of areas of the county that have a large fuel Ellington said Ellington wasnt sure when the ban could be lifted Were trying to keep everybody in the community safe Thats our he said Wayne Ellington FRONTand CENTER Its a point spelled out in Its a shame we have to lose that 10yearold and the guy on the New Braunfeis Fire Department Battalion Chief Don Zercher Stretch of 135 a safety concern Number of accidents in one spot has officials worried By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A group of bikers riding north bound this fall on Interstate 35 through New Braunfeis suddenly ran out of pavement in what they believed was the fast lane One Thomas Buddy Dicker son 50 of El Paso died in the resulting fourbike chainreaction crash Earlier this month Gregory Castelo 10 of Austin died in a crash that occurred when the car his mother was driving crossed a narrow median and slammed into southbound traffic A week later five were injured in an accident caused when a north bound driver ran out of lane and clipped another car as he tried to merge right causing the second car to cross the median and slam into southbound traffic What all three accidents have in common is they occurred in exact ly the same spot just north of the Guadalupe River where the newly 35 narrows down to two lanes When the last segment of 135 construction is completed north of Braunfeis the entire stretch See WRICKS Page 3A DAVID Vehicles travel past where recent road construction is finished and new construction is about to begin on Interstate 35 The location near the orange markers has been the site of several major accidents because lanes merge from four to two Keep duldren occupied during CISD winter break By Dylan Writer i THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM Regular hours 9 to 5 CLUB WINTER BREAK CAMP Rates per Feb 9 Comal County students will be out of school for winter break and McKenna Club is offering a camp for elementary Monday through Recreation members daily students Weve had a winter break in LANDAPARK Fitness ISO for several years said Kari Hutchison CISD spokes daily Regular hours pm to 9 conunittee of parents teachers and administrators have suggested the oneweek break since 1995 Nonmembers daily 1 pm to 7 reason is because so many of the countys children are Each The recreation center is tree to member will get a discount jj Call in raising animajs and the break usually coincides with the San Antonio Siock Show and residents and Hutchison said diily for break takes the place of who live outside and fourday weekends CLSD otherwise would have the year School will start back Feb 16 with regular hours Parents whose children are already enrolled in the CISD after school program can sign them up for allday camp during the winter break Many parents either take the vacation with their children or find daycare among relatives Hutchison said For parents looking to keep their elementary school children occupied the McKenna Club will offer winter break camp The camp meets from 9 am to 3 pm Feb 9 to 12 Children in grades kindergarten to fifth are welcome There are a number of fitness activities planned including obstacle courses and swimming lessons by Bed Cross certified staff Children also will be abte to do crafts like bead work and painting Crafts are one of our favorite said Holly Batterton camp director Children will need to wear swimwear and bring a change of clothes and a sack lunch They will be closely monitored by McKennas professional staff Bat terton said We pay a lot of attention to their development according to their she said The camp is limited to 25 chil dren but extra staff will be avail able if necessary Parents are urged to sign up for the camp by Feb 6 Weve been extremely suc cessful and word of mouth has been our greatest Batterton said Kids love the We have a lot of 4 CONSTRUCTION LOANS AVAILABLE i U 1 oiv nouo i OK ti i Alt v
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