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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas TlXEDlDC 781 YJ Kid KOUTHUFRT HKROPIIWISHERS Hl E VflKDELL OR pftSO SATURDAY SEPTEMBER IRALDZEITUNG 3PUKIS FOOTBALL New Braunfels 49 Del Valle 26 Canyon 38 Medina Valley 13 Smithson Valley 22 SA Churchill 0 Page 6A Water FORUM GUEST COLUMN Michael Meek of the cham ber of commerce writes to clear up misinformation on Proposition 2 Page 4A 16 pages 2 sections CLICK 5OO j since DEAR ABBY 28 AriiiiMaiiMto CLASrailFfiBt ai COMICS 8A i 30 chance I of storms I High Low I 85 65 i Details1B FORUM 4A OBITUARI6S 3A SPORTS 8A system order upheld By Ron Maloney StaffWriter BULVERDE Bulverde and the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority have enjoyed a very good week in state and federal courts The 250th Judicial District Court in Travis County Thursday upheld the Texas Commission on Environmental Qualitys final order approving Bul verdes state application to build a municipal water system with the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Judge Darlene Byrne also denied a motion that TCEQ be required to rehear Bexar Metropolitan Water Dis tricts and application to provide water to western Bulverde Bulverde and GBRA argued that for BexarMet to expand into Bulverde would be exceeding its service limits designated by the Texas Legislature Mayor Bill Cole praised the ruling against BexarMet which sought to challenge a stateissued certificate of convenience and need for Bulverde to establish and manage its own water construction and man agement help from GBRA The ruling basically affirms our Cole said Friday The City of Bulverde is ecstatic Weve fought very See RULING Page 3A STRIKE UP THE BAND Catch isiulte of stock handicrafts competitions Chapa appointed to full term on board By Ron Maloney StaffWriter SAN ANTONIO Former New Braunfels Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Cha pa Jr has been appointed by accla mation to a full term on the Edwards Aquifer Authority board of trustees The board Tuesday unanimously voted Chapa to a full term because he was unopposed in his bid to remain as District 8 director New Braunfels and Comal Chapa was one of five unopposed candidates from singlemember dis tricts appointed The others were Bon nie Conner Levi Jackson III Bexar Kenneth Barnes Hays Coun ty and Hunter Schuehle Medina In addition Joe Patker was appointed to fill the Uvalde County position that opened in July See CHAPA Page 3A Photos by DAVID Parade marshals Walter and Carolyn Schulle wave to parade watchers during the 111th Comal County Fair Parade Top Many residents got into the action as they participated in the parade A total of 185 entries were registered ADMISSION SATURDAY 10 until 11 Adults 12 Over Children 6 11 yrs UnderjB yrs FREE SUNDAY 11 until 6 Adults 12 Over Children 611 yrs Under 6 yrs FREE After 6 FREE FAIRGROUNDS PARKING Free parking and shuttle is available tonight from Schlitterbahns Surfenburg on Union Avenue Shuttle bus service schedule Saturday 5 to CARNIVAL TIME Heart of America Shows 2004 Saturday Open 6 to mid night Arm Bands 6 to 11 Shade hot property during annual county fair parade New Braunfels High School Marine JROTC The Canyon High School Cougar marching band By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Shade was a hot commodi ty Friday morning as crowds packed the sides of San Anto nio Street and waited patient ly for the 2004 Comal County Fair Parade to start Scouts arrived early to stake out the best and coolest spots More than an hour before the first fire truck crawled slowly down the route Jo Ann Brown up rows of chairs for 65 members of the New Braunfels High School class of 1954 We were going to be on a float but we decided people would rather watch than she said Browns classmates waved as the Fair and Rodeo queens rode by perched on the back of convertibles and they clapped politely for the Canyon High School Band But when the NBHS foot ball team cruised by accom panied by pounding rap music they stood to their feet The music is quite a bit dif ferent now than when we were in said Glenn Timmerman Musical taste among teenagers was not the only dif ference Timmerman noticed The parade would have been over within 15 minutes back he said Instead of watching for a quarter hour the crowds were entertained for more than two hours They cheered for the clown Leon Coffee and laughed at the antics of a group of unicy clers Just about everyone on the sidelines had someone special on one of the floats to wave to See PARADE Page 5A Child Advocacy Board awarded state grant for director By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Comal County took a giant step this week toward creating a program to inte grate treatment of child abuse victims with investigation and prosecution The local Child Advocacy Board Wednesday was awarded a state start up grant that will enable it to hire an executive director for a childrens advocacy center and begin the search for a facility A childrens advocacy center is designed to aid victims of sexual physical or emo tional abuse by consolidating interviews by helping professionals counselors investigators and prosecutors into one place at one a nonthreatening childfriendly environment The benefits include better assessing victims needs reducing the need for a child to relive abuse and streamlined prosecution of abusers The grant award comes at a time when another group including law enforcement counselors and officials at McKenna Memorial Hospital are working to bring to Comal County a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program SANE nurses as they are known are the first link in the investigation of an sexual assault They examine vic tims and collect evidence to be used in prosecuting their attacker District Attorney Dib Waldrip is involved in both efforts Chairman of the Child Advocacy Board Waldrip said the CAC would be a huge benefit to abuse victims One of the problems in these cases is a child has to be interviewed again and again The doctor needs to talk to them the police need to talk to them CPS needs to talk to them my staff needs to talk to Were just asking them to relive a terrible situation again and Waldrip said A goal of this facility would be to See QUANT Page 5A HOW TO HELP Comal County Childrens Advocacy Center is seek ing an execu tive director volunteers office space a facility and donations Log on to and click on the com ments button and follow the instructions
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