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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas V W JANUARY HERALD ZEITUNG Ap Newspaper of the Year SPORTS GAME TIMES Complete list of rescheduled including District 274A soccer Page 5A NEWS Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since The Comal County sheriffs office and jail lost power for a short time on Page 8A 53 14 2 sections CK WWW I 10 chance of rain High Low 38 Details 1B DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 41 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS SA TV GRIDS 31 lllllNUlUMUIIWIIMVIMIIUUmWILIIIIIlllMIMIJUIMIM Icy weather not expected to return soon Warmer temperatures forecast through weekend By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Comal County is thawing out this and forecasters dont expect icy conditions to return this Jim a National Weather Service said that freez ing rain has been replaced by light precipitation and slightly Road conditions in C0hyon Lake area ace improving but officials still urge wanner The winter storm warning for Comal County was replaced at noon on Wednes day by a lesssevere winter weath er The winter weather advisory is in effect until 10 he That means that we may still have a light freezing rain Wednesday but the accu mulation will not be Ellis said that temperatures will warm up to 41 degrees See Page 3A A wrecker prepares to hook up to a SUV fac ing south on northbound Interstate 35 over Spur Street after the vehicle slid on an icy patch of the road Wednesday DAVID HeraldZeitung Healing art artist uses paint to handle diagnosis By Mauri Elbel Staff Writer Art is the best medicine for Thomas Its very said a 33yearold New Braunfels I start with no and I dont plan I just start out with a paintbrush and let it all come Looking around his modest studio brimming with emo tionally inventive oil oncanvas paintings for which Clyde has coined the term emotive only life and its excitement is There are no signs of the anx iety and distress so often asso ciated with paranoid schizo phrenia that Clyde And after listening to the story of his what is arguably even more impres sive than the art hanging on the walls and propped up against his pool table is the Pedernales Electric will not be getting million refund Photos by DAVID Artist Thomas Clyde of New Braunfels was chosen from a select group of young artists to participate in an art exhibit in Amsterdam this fact that Clyde was chosen from a select group of young artists around the world to participate in a prestigious international weeklong art exhibit in Amsterdam this It is just unbelievable I dont even have the words to describe Clyde Hav ing people see my artwork is something Ive wished for my whole JCI Amsterdam Interna tional has selected artists from 40 countries around the world and offered them a space in its modern art exhibition in Ams terdam April The modern art ART for organized by JCI to raise funds for the United Nations Childrens is designed to give young artists an international platform to promote their art while bene fiting the worlds The news comes as an astonishing surprise for who was diagnosed with a Local artist Thomas Clyde uses art as an out let to help him deal with his diagnosis of a paranoid type of schiz The artist will display his work in paranoid type of schizophre nia when he was When the schizophrenia started in my I started to get real paranoid and thought See Page 6A By Mauri Elbel Staff Writer Pedernales Electric Coop erative officials last week accused the Lower Colorado River Authority of holding more than million in overcollected fuel revenues from its 43 wholesale cus tomers Our major concern is the LCRAs overcollection of million over the last three million which is from our the cooperatives spokesman Bill Cunningham said last But the power which provides electricity to Comal Countys rural popu rejected the calling the funds cash reserves from customers needed for emergency situa We are not sitting on million dollars of customer money the way PEC LCRA spokesman Robert Cul lick said on LCRA has cash reserves like any oth er and that is the prudent thing to Cullick said he thinks most people would prefer to pay a lower rate than to pay a higher rate and rely on occa sional Our customers prefer to keep their money in their own Cullick PEC officials also have claimed that LCRA is charg ing the cooperative a sub stantially higherthanaver age price for We are their single biggest purchaser and we should not See Page 8A Area residents of all join in for a rocking time during the Senior Citizens Country Musk Waterline repair work to be completed today Blood supplies low in wake of winter weather By Ashley Verrill Staff Writer Hospitals were asked to postpone sur geries not considered critical until more people donate blood in the next few South Texas Blood and Tissue Center rep resentative Carmen Davila said Wednes This is a really critical situation because the weather has affected almost all of Davila we can import from surrounding areas like Houston or but the whole state has seen a drop in Davila attributed the shortage to icy roads which forced the blood and tissue centers officials to cancel almost ail of its mobile blood drives for Tuesday and more than 500 people donate at the San Antonio non profit private bipod bank every but fewer than 100 visited on both Tuesday and causing a shortage in blood McKenna Memorial Hospital is one of more than 100 health care facilities in 43 counties that receives blood from the cen ter every Davila adding that the center has been asked to request blood only for nonelective It could See Page 6A By Jessica Sanders Staff Writer Icy weather threatened Bulverde residents water supply after a pipeline broke on While the break was caused by increased rain and not recent winter the icy conditions com pounded the said Dale general manager for Canyon Lake Water Sup Icy roads slowed the repair of a pipeline that supplies water to connections in the Bulverde The break occurred when increased rain caused the soil to move the Yates We excavated the but the suppliers who usually bring us that equipment couldnt get there because of the he said of the break located about a mile north of the Guadalupe River near roads were closed and we couldnt get to the we asked if BexarMet Water District would go in Many roads in northwest Comal including were closed to traf fic Tuesday and Wednesday because of See Page 8A MORE IN IT FOR YOU