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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 25, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page June EVENTS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Sewndcitiespbnning paradesfirewwks the 30th annual Fourtli of July Jubilee in Pickrell Park open ing at While they are not holding a the City of San Marcos will host its annual Summer fest in Sewell Park from 11 to 11 with food and a variety of The days festivities will culminate PARADE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Celebration has endured for generations the most important event of the Two cannons announced the beginning and end of the with one report at sunset July and the next at sunrise July The tradition con tinued until when excit ed citizens caused one cannon to melt after firing it repeatedly to celebrate the end of the Civil According to an account from die most elaborate cele bration was held on the centen nial Fourth of July in The event lasted for two days with Fourth of July fervor spilling over to the The town of received statewide recognition for its downtown which fea tured costumed school children and singing The highlight was a large float carrying 38 girls in crepe paper dresses repre senting the 38 states of the Three girls dressed as Columbia and Star Spangled Banner stood on an more prominent plat Up until the towns 50th anniversary in the cele bration was not held at the Plaza but at various locations throughout New The construction of a commemo rative fountain in 1896 and sub sequent landscaping and curb ing of the area confirmed Our after dark when the night sky over each city explodes with light and color for everyones New Braunfels fireworks held in Landa begins at Parks and Recreation Department Director Stacey Laird promised another crowdpleaser with in fireworks from HEB provid ing extra Garden Schertz and San Marcos all begin their fireworks displays around 9 Park as the annual Fourth of July celebration Though times may have whats remained the same is New Braunfels enthusi asm for July Rose Marie cochair of this years parade and lifelong New Braun fels said the towns love for Independence Day has nev er I was happy to see the partic ipation that we had last Zipp There were so many people we were running out of Parade cochair Stephanie Bergquist described the event as a Norman old fashioned Fourth of July cel which has been spon sored by Sophienburg Museum and Archives for the past 20 This years festivities will begin at with a contest for the most creative and patriotic parade The Plaza will dose to traffic at 9 when the parade and bandstand music will Bergquist said San Antonio Street and the Plaza offer spec tators the best view of the Union Pacific has agreed to shut down its San Antonio Street rail line from to to allow for the Bergquist was optimistic about the success of this years parade because of the historical significance of the I think well have a good parade this year since its not only Fourth of July but the 100th birthday of the Bergquist Putting on a show New Braunfels Police Department K9 officer Spencer Grimmer is attacked by Cezar dur ing a demonstration of the police dogs capabili ties to children at the Villa Serena Housing complex Friday after DAVID DRAINAGE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Rains cause flooding several times eadiyear Veronica Mendoza and her family have lived next door to Gonzales for nine Every 2 to 3inches of rain creates a creek through their living We use bricks to try and block the front because once it comes through the front thats Mendoza Our kids are used to squish ing up water with Tired of pulling up the floor ing after every the family replaced the homes carpet with making it much easier to use squeegees to propel the water back out the front door after the rain Response to flooding defines the way the family We can have everything off the floor in 10 minutes once it starts to she Thats just the way we have to The neighborhood has been scheduled for relief for but residents begin to question whether the Churchill Water shed Project improvements ever will get City Engineer Mike Short said he expected land acquisition necessary for new rights of ways to be completed within two months if all property owners along the route agree to sell portions of their prop The which will take roughly a year to is designed to reduce the Mill town flooding by creating a regional detention pond at the corner of Post and Gruene roads and widening the drainage ditches leading down to the Guadalupe Relief cannot come soon enough for especial ly as the 98 home Broadway Estates development nears its The development contains onsite detention designed to feed into the new drainage and while it will add to the new drainage utility it will not contribute any funds toward the The neighbor hoods plat was approved before the new drain age which requires a fee for utility went into Local residents will not be the only ones relieved to see the neighborhoods drainage problems Symons Corporation Manu facturing Manager Ken Mum ma is tired of sending his men home when 2 inches of water covers the factory floor and shuts down his concrete form factorys Mumma recalled standing next to the railroad tracks that run behind the plant on Broad way with an umbrella and a digital camera to document the old drainage systems failures during recent heavy rain There was a 4feetdeep rag ing river on the other side of the he The water comes out of the drainage holes instead of going Mumma has been frustrat ed by the projects slow mov ing progress but perseveres for his When you have 150 fami lies depending on a CHEVROLET SPECIAL SATURDAY PRICING 0 financing 05 CHIVROUT COLORADO AUTOMATIC CREW CAI 04 HONDA f llfl VITI 2 AUTOMATIC 03 SUBURBAN Lwritd mil EXTENDED Oft ft HEW 04 PONTttC V6 GRAND AM SE 05 COBALT LS low tan EQUINOX LS AUTOMATIC The Dealer who beat any price We Knock Out High Prices 8306063451 oNsrn TODAY 725 IH35 South Walnut New Braunfels Certified USED VEHICLES Art Of illustration purposes Colors may vary 10 t 36
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