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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas W V OCTOBER HERALD SPORTS A GOOD NIGHT Smithson New Braunfels roll to easy district Page 7A UPbATES LEARN MORE Get a closer look at some of the stories run recently in the Pages 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 286 18 2 sections CLICK j B Illl56825llooooi o Sunny High Low 82 56 Details1B DEARABBY CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 21 CROSSWORD tt FORUM 6A OBITUARIES JA SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS M Canyon Lake gorge could become park By Ron Maloney StaffWriter CANYON Army Corps of Engineers has leased to GuadalupeBlanco River Authority the gorge cut below Canyon Dam spillway in the 2002 The 25year lease reached this will enable the river authority to develop the gorge created when water rushed over the cutting a new channel to the Guadalupe River that is 60 or more feet deep in places and expos es layers of geological history along its milelong Springfed pools of water in the bottom of the gorge have become home to fish that washed into it from Canyon Lake when coursing at up to cubic feetpersec rushed over the spillway for nearly two It is expected to be turned into a park allowing guided tourist access and an educational resource to be used by students and GBRA Economic Development Manager Tommie who will oversee the said it would be developed with guidance from two committees one made up of See PARK Page 3A A PLAGE OF THEIR OWN V Photos by DAVID New Braunfels High School sophomore KayLyn McKinnis tends to a goat Wednesday afternoon at the still under construction vocational agriculture facility on Union Wine New Braunfels High School Ag student Leonard Gomez hands up a piece of flashing to fellow students Michael Cameron Jones and Dustin Fox as they work on the roof of one of the new livestock pen Students help build agricultural center for NBISD By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Some kids dream of pup pies or but KayLyn McKinnis wanted to raise It wasnt easy living in the city where livestock was not she How now that New Braunfels ISD has completed its Agri cultural and Science Technol ogy Center in Comal students have a safe place to raise sheep and other I got my pig said a sophomore at New Braunfels High I didnt want to keep one at the old facility because the animals were getting messed Agricultural science teacher Ronnie Wunderlich said NBISD recently relocated its agriculture facility from a plot of borrowed land on Highway In the NBISD trustees voted to purchase the current property on Union Wine Road for The previous facili ty couldnt house as many ani mals and didnt allow for the See AG Page 3A V Smithson NB continue homecoming traditions DAVID Jamie and Michelle Rodriguez cheer on the Smithson Valley Rangers during homecoming By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter Fiftyfour years have passed since Charlie Schriewer marched in the New Braun fels Unicorn But the homecoming football game Friday reminded him a lot of his days in Its a bigger school now with more but there are the same said a 1951 I went away for 20 but now I have season tickets to the football Keith a 79 grad SEE MORE For a complete report on Friday night see Sports on Page said he also has seen few changes since his clays as a New Braunfels football Wersterfer and his continue to attend New Braunfels football games and expect their son to become the seventh Wersterfer to play football for the Weve come to every game See TRADITIONS Page 3A Clay festival fills the mold in Gruene By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Remember watching a ceramics demonstration back when you were in school and those very special people who could turn a lump of mud into something spectacular Go on out to Buck Pottery in Gruene today or tomor row and see how the pros do Dee and Terry Buck will host the 13th annual Texas Clay Festival beginning at 10 The event runs until 6 and continues from 10 to 5 The Bucks promise this is not just another craft This is our 13th Its like a big reunion for said Terry All of our best friends are and the whole weekend is a funfilled More than 50 artists will show their wares and how they create them with plenty of items available for purchase for virtually any Clay AT A GLANCE 13th annual Texas SB When 10 to 6 10 to 5 BS Where Buck Gruene Road and New Braunfels Street in H Admission Free A series of demonstrations spread over both days will teach attendees about clay use of the potters wheel and firing Its only about one medi which is Buck of has all the other things you usually find at a craft we didnt have to bqther with any of This is just about and all the amazing things you can do with Four demonstration tents will be operating throughout the where artists will demonstrate As varied as 50 individuals can each with a distinct See CLAY Page 3A Flying high over NB Airplanes of all varieties fill the skies over New Braunfels during the Moonlight Fund Airshow Saturday at the New Braunfels Municipal McKenna accepts words of vows to improve Bv Jamaica Sandars in srnrp in nrflvimis hvit By Jessica Sanders StaffWriter The hard work isnt over for employees of McKenna Health President and CEO Tim Brierty said the hospital will continue to strive for high quality care after being reacredited by a national healthcare I would say that everyone did really but we cant sit back and take a break he This the Joint Commission on Accrediation of Healthcare Organizations gave McKenna a passing score and superior com ments concerning service and treatment after complet ing a survey May Area including Guadalupe Valley Sid Peterson Hospital and Central Texas Medical also were The JCAHO gave health care organizations a numer ic score in previous but has converted to a rating this McKenna passed in all but was reported to need improve ment in the area of heart fail ure Brierty said that the com ment is considering that McKenna was a top choice for congestive heart failure according to a report by the Texas Depart ment of State Health He said congestive heart fail ure was one of the less com mon conditions at We are a smaller hospi Brierty It could be that we dont offer as much in the area of heart failure as the JCAHO expects for a community this Other especial ly concerning McKennas were very Brierty said the surveyors wrote that they had seen few See McKENNA Page 3A LMidwarcteRealty T
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