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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas IT W WEDNESDAY JUNE 30 2004 H T7U A T n lltlvALLJ SPORTS RANKED Texas Football magazine ranks area teams Unicorns Coogs Rangers all earn spots in the top 25 SA I LIFE REASON TO RIDE I Spring Branch man hops on his I motorcycle to raise money and awareness to help fight myelo j ma a type of cancer Page IB fill FOR ADC 780 wril 1000571 Seri SOliTHUEST TTNG 2627 f YftWELL Of El PftSO TX 79903 llmll CLICJK wwvr 8 70 rain chance High Low 89 73 Details 2B e 1852 DEAR ABBY 4B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 38 CROSSWORD 3B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 58A TV GRIDS 4B Rain respite might come later this week By Ron Maloney Staff Writer With any luck recent rain could at least sub stantially today for the Fourth of July holiday Tuesday Comal County escaped the brunt of weather that caused problems else where in spite of several brief local downpours National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Baskin reported 59 inches of rain at the New Braunfels airport through 5 Tuesday with 81 inches recorded Monday I dont think Comal Coun tys been hit that Baskin said Theyve been in pretty good This month is the second wettest on record for the AustinSan Antonio area with nearly 11 inches of rain according to the National Weather Service Comal County Engineer Tom Hornseth reported some closures at low water cross ings but no serious problems Once again were receiv ing a good rain Hornseth said Our crews are out setting barricades Weve decided to have crews stay on until evening Were receiving moderate rain but having no big Emergency Management Photos by DAVID Michelle Roberts 12 tries on her hard hat before helping Comal ISO School Board members break ground on the Canyon Lake High School Tuesday morning Several soontobe seventh graders who will be the first class to attend the new high school were on hand to turn the dirt for the school to be located on the north side of Canyon Lake New high school ca treasure chest By Leigh Jonas Staff Writer Gary and Alex Fenner will have no excuse for being late to class when they start attending the new Canyon Lake High School in 2006 We live just down the said Gary who will be an eighthgrader next year Now we can walk to school Thats good because it would have been a long bus ride to Smithson Valley High Comal Independent School District staff board of trustees and community members gathered Tuesday for an offi cial ground breaking cere mony on 88 acres at the cor ner of Texas 32 and FM 3424 CISD officials have not yet decided who will go to the school but one plan calls for sevenththrough 10th graders to fill the halls ini tially expanding to include llth and 12th grades over CISD Superintendent Nancy Fuller talks about the future of Canyon Lake High School with a small crowd gathered for ground breaking ceremonies north of Canyon Lake Tuesday morning The school is scheduled to open August 2006 the following two years Under that plan Gary would be one of the first graduating seniors and Alex who is going into fifth grade would be in the youngest class on campus Is there gold in them there hills asked Superintendent Nancy Fuller quipping on the ceremonys theme Celebrat ing Tomorrows Schools teach good parenting By leigh Jonw Staff Writer Raquel Wallace Coma Independent School District Pregnancy Education and Parenting PEP coojdJtaator knows firsthand what can happen when a young mother loses her temper When a Canyon High School fresh man was arrested in October accused of intentionally injuring her 5raonth oid son her fellow student parents won dered why slie did not come to them for help before she lost control WaJlacesakl 1 have worked with some incredi ble she said really want to Coordinator Carol Edgett said it appeared Tuesday evening like the county would squeak by without serious problems Hopefully well get out of this and get a little dry spell Thursday and Edgett See RAIN Page 3A Board President Nick Nichols said the level piece of land they found for the school was a nugget itself There is not a lot of ground that approaches being level at the he said Trea sures are hidden in these hills People have no idea how many residents are tucked away up Fuller said the communitys best assets were its young people Our students are our treas she said Today is a landmark day for CISD and the population of the Canyon Lake area This new school reconfirms we believe in our To help remind its guests the school was for the stu dents not the adults Fuller turned the ceremony over to a group of seventhgraders in white hard hats See SCHOOL Page 3A be good Wallace works with an average of 75 teen parents between the districts two middle schools two high schools and alternative school The PEP program curriculum focuses on teaching students to be good par ents and productive members of socie ty Dropout prevention is the primary goal Teen parents need education to break the teen parenting Wallace said Many of them come from broken homes and a lot of their parents were Petitions could still make Sept 11 ballot By Scott Mahon Staff Writer With only 100 more signa tures needed for each of his five petitions District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine could still meet the deadline for a Sept 11 elec tion However Valen tine said Tuesday he would settle for a Nov 2 election The rain is hold ing us up and weve resigned our Ken Valentine selves to the idea that coun cil wouldnt do what it need ed to do to call a Sept 11 Valentine said According fo City Manager Chuck Pinto there is still time to call a Sept 11 elec tion The council has to call the election 60 or 62 days before Sept he said But in order for council to call an election the petitions have to first be certified by city staff The maximum time staff has to certify the peti tions is five days Council then has 10 days to review the petitions and to approve an ordinance to set the elec tion and it would more than likely have to call a special council session to adopt the ordi nance So yes its still possible that we could have a Sept 11 Valentine is spear heading petitions to ban aluminum cans on the Cornal and Guadalupe rivers to designate the Comal County Fairgrounds as a city park and to desig nate the convention and vis itors bureau a city depart ment He is also supporting peti tions for city and county elections on Proposition 13 which would freeze property taxes for senior citizens Each petition requires signatures Were less than 100 signa tures away on each he said Tuesday But I guess well settle for a Nov 2 MANDY New Braunfels personnel prepare to take to the hospital a bicyclist who hit a car Tuesday evening at the intersection of Jahn Street and Castell Avenue Houston bicyclist injured after flipping over vehicle See Page 3A From Staff Reports A 26yearold Houston man was injured Tuesday when his bicycle collided with a vehicle about 5 at the intersection of Jahn Street and Castell Avenue New Braunfels Police Department Sgt Sean Gab bard said the cyclist was westbound on Jahn when he entered the intersection without yielding at a posted stop sign to a 1995 Ford Con tour southbound on Castell It struck the front right corner panel and he was thrown into the windshield and over the top of the vehi GaJbbard said The bicyclist who was not wearing a helmet was trans ported by Air Life to Univer sity Hospital in San Antonio Hospital representatives said he was in stable condition The driver of the car a 65 yearold New Braunfels man was uninjured Gabbard said at the scene no charges were anticipated in connection with the acci dent The investigation closed Castell Avenue between Jahn and Elm streets for about 30 minutes The bicyclists name was not released pending notifi cation of family
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