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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                THE SUNDAY HERALD JULY 25 2004 SPORTS GAMES DAY Area track team swimmer boxer place high in Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas Pages IB Chic leader Woodward age 80 dies By Ron Maloney Staff Writer New Braunfels lost one of its foremost citizens Saturday Dr Stanley Woodward onetime mayor city coun cilman chamber of com merce president and mem ber or president of many of this communitys civic groups and service organizations passed away at age 80 Services will be 10 Wednesday at New Braun fels Presbyterian Church the Rev Ken Peters presiding It was a happy day for New Braunfels when Stanley Woodward moved here 50 years ago and estab lished his practice and now it is a sad day for our com munity because Stanley we have Woodward to say goodbye to Peters said Stanley was a man of great energy imagination and integrity He was faithful to his calling as a physician and public servant See WOODWARD Page 6A City council weighs fairgrounds options Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will discuss the fate of the Comal County Fairgrounds Monday night Council will consider either adopting a measure supported by petition to designate the fairgrounds as a city park or letting voters decide Nov 2 Council also will discuss donat ing the property to the Comal County Fair Association Theyre not mutually exclusive items on the agen said Mayor Adam Cork But I wanted to make it clear to voters that if the petition fails I want to donate the fair ground property to the fair District 6 Councilman Ken Valentines petition to desig nate the Comal County fair grounds a city park was filed with the city July 12 and was certified July 16 He led the petition drive to block a deal proposed by Schlitterbahn President Gary Henry to swap a 40acre parcel for the 30 acre fairgrounds Earlier this month Henry said he would withdraw that See COUNCIL Page 6A COMING TUESDAY Troubled bridge opponents try to find some compromise LIFE GET IN STEP in Motion weight loss incentive helps 130 people shed pounds in June Page 1C TSTG 1852 Vol 153 No 219 26 pages 4 sections CLICK WWW 8IIII56825II00002IIII8 50 rain chance High Low 94 70 Details 3B DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS IB COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS WC Work could hinder school traffic DAVID Road crews go over plans for work that will rebuild Interstate 35 between Texas 46 and FM 306 Officials are concerned making frontage road traffic run oneway could confuse drivers when school starts at Canyon High School next month I35projectcould make it tougher to get in out of CHS By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Until the widening of Inter state 35 through New Braun fels is completed motorists and school kids will have to exercise more caution offi cials said Because the threeyear proj ect has changed the land scape along 135 especially between Texas 46 and FM 306 motorists may find them selves in unfamiliar sur roundings TxDOT officials said access roads on both sides of 135 were changed from twoway to oneway roads beginning last Monday said Randy Grones project engineer The oneway access roads will be Grones said Oneway access roads will also make getting to school more difficult for Canyon High School students the prin cipal met with us recently and expressed some con Constructfon Zone Because of road construction to widen Interstate 35 between Texas 46 and FM 306 frontage roads in that stretch have changed to oneway traffic Students and parents going to Canyon High Scho from FM 306 will need to take the shaded blue route instead of thi old route shaded green The change to oneway traffic is permanent Grones said He was trying to figure out a game plan before school starts because the kids are use to twoway access Grones said Canyon High School students from the Canyon Lake area would have Note Tonight the northbound right lane of f35 from approxi mately feet south of Business 35 to approxi mately feet north of Business 35 will be closed Also the northbound entrance from Business 35 will be closed during this time Traffic wishing to use this entrance will be directed to use the next entrance ramp to take an alternate route when school starts They usually come into town on FM 306 go under I 35 then down the twoway access road to the high he said But when school starts theyll have to come down the oneway access road on the west side of Also some entrance ramps no longer have shoulders which previously gave motorists a safety cushion when entering 135 What use to be the shoul der is now the outside said Grones Before if peo ple misjudged oncoming traffic they had the shoulder to use to avoid accidents Now they Randy Hall Greater New Baunfels Chamber of Com merce chairman of trans portation said TxDOT and contractor Hunter Industries did a good job making the project work smoothly for motorists But its all different espe cially between Texas 46 and FM he said Outof town people especially need to be careful People who drive over from Seguin and Lake McQueeney will find See ROADWORK Page 6A Quiltfest shows how far oldtime craft has come QUILTFEST 2004 11 to 4 July 25 New Braunfels Civic Center 390 S Seguin Ave Admission is Lunch served each day includes barbe cue chicken salad sandwich es beverages and desserts 6206641 By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Quilting is one of those crafts that like so many others has changed quite a bit through the years But it has also stayed the same as it was when our grandmoth ers practiced the art saving scraps and handembroidering them into heirlooms many of us today can only wish we owned Folks today stitch quilts on serving machines And now they can even be created from kits or assembled almost automatically by a computerdriven sewing machine Those who attended the New Braunfels Area Quilt Guilds show at the civic center Saturday saw examples of the quilting experi ence from across the decades from handstitched classics to cutting edge microchip marvels Yvonne Volz of New Braunfels has been quilting for a couple of years Her grandmother quilted but her mother never took up the craft Volz and her sister both stitch quiltwork Ive done wall but Im on my first bed she said Saturday walking from stall to stall to look at projects seeking ideas I quilt at night Its enjoy able and it relieves Volz uses a machine to make her quilts and like so many of the others who attended Saturdays show she buys material now instead of scrounging it from cast off clothing Thats probably as much as anything because Volz has well learned how to most productive ly use her time I took a few classes and Ive sewn a she said I have a degree in home What she doesnt have though Miss Ellie can be seen at Sev enth Heaven Quilt Shop in New See QUUTfMT Page 6A MANOV Pamela Graham with Seventh Heaven Quilt Shop shows off a sewing machine that stitches designs drawn on a computer TUNNELL INSURANCE HOME AUTO   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