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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas                                f 7fl1 THE SUNDAY 1 WSO ft JULY 2005 HERALDZEITUNG LIFE Landa Park springfed pool offers a cool alternative to summer Page 1C SPORTS ACT RIGHT Will Wright says parents need to set a better example for their children at Little League Page IB Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 201 28 5 sections CLICK i 8 Partly Cloudy High Low 101 72 Details3B DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Despite people keep swimming By Leigh Jones Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Trevino was having a great time splashing in the cool waters of Canyon Lake Saturday with her She had no idea they were walking less than 100 yards from where 15 yearold Julian Bocanegra slipped off an underwater ledge near Comal Park last weekend and The park rangers never said a she pushing several strands of wet hair away from her Even if they would Trevino have listened The young mother shrugged her shoulders as her two children ran past People drown all the she Even if the kids are in lifejack which mine you still have to watch Chris who had waded out to the offshore island near Comal Park with Trevino was equally A lot of people died on 135 and I drove down that road to get here from San he Im not worried about The Trevinos and Gillos were not the only families to ignore the red signs reading Danger Steep Drop Off at the waters JaneAnn enjoying a weekend away from San Antonio with her said she had watched several groups make the trip to the island before Weve been here about two and theyre definitely not the first group to do she shading her eyes from the sun as she watched Trevino wade through wastedeep Itza Rodriguez also was watching the group as they neared the It makes me she admit shaking her The park ranger drove by and warned us after we got Rodriguez said her family was always careful in and around the even before they heard about Bocanegras We always have an adult with the See Page 2A DAVID TheTrevino and Gillo families walk along a rock ledge in Canyon Lake where several drownings have STEPPING BACK IN TIME Courthouse renovation details nearly finalized By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A new option has emerged as a likely frontrunner as the county prepares to restore its historic At a special Commissioners Court meeting to be convened at commissioners will decide whether to pursue restoring the 1898 courthouse with or without the attached Comal County Jail built in The question came up because officials of the Texas Historic Com mission told Comal County and its Volz that it favors a project that would include removal of the the thirdfloor glass sky bridge and would likely offer an additional million in Texas Historic Courthouse Conservation Pro gram grants for the With or without the jail addi the state would fund 85 per cent of the courthouse restoration with the county picking up the remaining 15 The state would not pay any money toward restoring the jail because it would nt be restored to its original The state has basically told us it isnt interested in funding shell said architect Paul Oldham of Volz a wellknown Austin firm that spe cializes in historic preservations Comal trustees move closer to selecting new superintendent By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer DAVID Commissioners Jan and Jay Millikin discuss plans to renovate the historic courthouse that can be seen in the the old commissioners courtroom as it appeared in the A PIECE OF HISTORY Have historic pho tos or items from the county court house Call County EngineerTom Hornseth to help in the restoration at 6082090 or contact architectTere OConnell at Votz 1105 42nd 78756 or call 512 OTHER VIEWS Publisher DougToney says CISD is out of line by hiding the names of the H Law that keeps the pub lic out of the loop needs to be Pago 4A of classic courthouses and is now involved with a project at the Texas Governors Faced with costs for rehabbing the courthouses climate plumbing and electrical work that were expected to run well north of the county began considering whether to renovate the footing a bill of See Page 6A A second round of i interviews has not i brought the Comal i Independent School District Board of Trustees visibly closer to i selecting a superintendi ent for the 200506 school j Trustees interviewed j all four applicants last i week without narrowI ing the fourperson Board President Dan Krueger said as of the board had not made any Trustees will meet again Tuesday to discuss the qualifi cations of the four remaining Trustee Bill Swint said though the board members may each have their own slight the board as a whole is not leaning toward any particular Though the new school year is fast Swint said a formal deadline for the selection has not been I think CISD employees might be feeling See Page 8A COMINGTUESDAY Title games New Braunfels Little League teams play for championships in dis trict II UPDATES Tracking the news Search continues LAST WE KNEW SMART divers and the Comal County Sheriffs personnel were searching for Virginia who disappeared while boating in Canyon Lake a week LATEST SMART divers were searching for a drowning victim in NEXT The search for Bias is expected to resume later this Traffic woes at Canyon High School could ease soon UPDATES By Melissa Johnson Staff Writer After a year of traffic students and teachers at Canyon High School may get some relief before school opens next For the entire 200405 school vehicles entering the high school via the Interstate35 access road had to deal with reduced lanes and closed entrances to the But Michelle the Texas Depart ment of Transportation assistant area said the majority of the frontage road will be opened to two lanes around which would relieve most of the MORE ROAD CONCERNS Garden Ridge hears proposals to fix problems on FM see Page 2A the entire which is widening the main lanes of Interstate 35 from two to four lanes and reconstruct ing the frontage road from Texas 46 South to FM is not scheduled for completion until winter of Kopp defended the rate of progress of the which have been under con struction for one saying that the timeframe was typical for a job that Its moving along very Kopp Theres always an impact whenev er youve had construction from one lane to two We have maintained TAURUS SE 4 Factory Wirrmty I BLUEBONNET access to the high school and worked with CHS principal Bob Wiegand said the construction had a large impact on school access but that TXDOT has cooperated with the schools Last year there was a major Wiegand We had limited access for various portions of the Usual only two out of the three gates were But TXDOT worked with All we had to do was call them up and say we have a game and they would lay a temporary road base so we could get in and out and have full access from the See Page 8A US VKK Jeep Tracking the news Changing chairs LAST WE KNEW Robert Rodriguez was named prin cipal at New Braunfels High leaving an empty position at OakRun Sixth Grade LATEST NBISD has begun accepting applications for the vacant position at the Sixth Grade NEXT Trustees hope to have the position filled within two W5 FORD TAURUS SE Law 6 Wunnty OVMW   

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