Saturday, January 27, 2007

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas JANUARY Newspaper of the Year SPORTS BASKETBALL Canyon avenges earlier loss to Lockhart in coaching battle between Page 8A FORUM SENATORS State senators involved in the 80th legislative session bring with them an array of Page 4A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 66 20 2 sections CK j WWW i DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS COMICS 21 CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES JA SPORTS 8A TV GRIDS M CISD officials consider land for radio tower By Ashley Verrill StaffWriter Local high school students could have an opportunity to work at the San Marcos radio station if Comal Independent School District board members approve the stations plans to buy land for a new radio Its good for the its good for the district and its good for Move would allow students to work at station the said Daniel Schu general manager and fac ulty adviser for KTSWFM who presented the proposal at a CISD meeting Thursday Its a rare chance for high school students to pursue their interests in a reallife The stations current tower is on leased property in southwest New The current location of the tower just doesnt provide us with the signal we Schumacher said in a sep arate KTSW is the only station in San and its impor tant that the signal is accessible dur ing all The twothirds acre property owned by CISD is located across from Goodwin Elementary KTSW proposed erecting a estimated to be between 208 and 225 feet Schumacher included several proposals that could involve more high school students with the Some of these include regular vis its to high schools by radio employ college radio class visits for high school and scholarships for KTSW radio Board president Dan Krueger said See Page 10A Biohazardous j offers clean start after life traumas By Suzanne Ashe StaffWriter The business of cleaning up after a homicide or car accident is unpleasant but Texas based in New is a crime and trau ma scene remediation com pany that provides cleanup services to business owners andprepettyownflersr The cleanup services include decontamination and removal of blood and bodily fluids caused by suicide and human Kirk owner and operator of the New Braunfels company Texas started the business after working as an engineer with Level 3 Com munications for 15 I got tired of the corporate he I like to get out and work with people and through other contacts throughout the I just thought it was something Id like to But cleaning up a crime or suicide a methamphet amine laboratory or multiple car accident isnt for Flippin Its not a pleasant he The hardest part isnt the cleanup but dealing with the Oftentimes its hard to communicate with them after a terrible Even when the family is dis Texas Decons tech nicians still have to perform their he We are available 24 hours a any time someone calls he federal heads discuss Medicaid DAVID Texas Decon owner Kirk and technician Donnie Alvarez are responsible for the proper removal and disposal of biohazardous I Contact the company by calling 8306609692 or visiting com Last Flippin said Texas Decon cleaned up the home of a woman who hoarded ani mainly dogs and Her children had not come to see her for 15 years at her After the woman was killed in a car her chil dren called Texas Decon to clean the There was so much dog feces on the we had to get a scraper to see what the floor was made Flippin The company also has cleaned up property that is contaminated by meth If someone is cooking meth inside a house or apart chemicals get into the walls and he The next tenant can be Restructuring in order to keep program afloat AUSTIN AP Rick Perry and several state law makers met with Health and Human Services Secre tary Mike Leavitt on Friday to discuss plans to restruc ture Texas financially strug gling Medicaid State officials are looking for a solution that will cut down Medicaid which now account for about 26 percent of state while helping find affordable coverage for the million Texans without health insur Unless innovative meas ures are Medicaid is on the course to bankrupt this and for that matter the other Perry President Bush has sig naled he wants states to take a more active role in finding health insurance for the growing number of unin sured Inhis State of the Union address Tues Bush proposed taking some federal money now going to hospitals and other facilities and giving it to states for programs to reduce the number of uninsured Perry outlined several Medicaidreform strategies the Legislature may pursue in the coming but he said the plan is still being Among the ideas is cus tomizing benefit packages for groups with different health care For exam he healthy children need access to different serv ices than adults with disabil ities or elderly Texans need ing longterm care in a nurs ing See Page 3A CISD families turn out for night of fun Photo submitted ATexas Decon technician strings tape around an apart ment unit where a homicide occurred before crews go in to clean affected with respiratory prob lems or even be exposed to HIV or Hepatitis B from body fluids and Flippin said cleaning sur faces of a property doesnt ensure it gets thoroughly Well go in and clean and decontaminate the property See Page 10A By Verrill StaffWriter The stands in the Church Hill Middle School gym were packed with students and parents Friday but it was not any typical volley ball At the first Family Fun sponsored by the schools Parent Teacher Orga teachers had the rare opportunity to put the books aside and face off with their students on the volley ball We came for all the fami ly Frasier Elementary School thirdgrader Noah Harrell jumping in the Noahs Lana Har moved into the Comal Independent School District this year and and said she enjoys the school Its really different At my old school district we never had activities like Harrell It seems like here everyone is really close See Page 10A proudly ihow off their beautiful Circle Arts Theatre honors those who work behind the scenes By Beth Bond Copy Editor Circle Arts Theatre rolled out the red carpet Friday night for mem bers of the theater community who often dont get as much atten tion as those creating the drama The 3rd annual Red Carpet Night awards ceremony honored those who Founding Executive Director Elizabeth Elliott called the theaters artists and or every one who goes roundabout doing all kinds of There have been many people who have helped construction wise and Elliott These people contributed the most time and the most Four people received the the aters Spotlight and a See Page 3A Circle Arts 2007 award recipient from left are Rosa Linda De La awarded one of four Spotlight Awards Yesenia who received the Standing Ovation Award Bob Landrum and Krizan who also received the Spotlight Victoria not pic was also named a Spotlight Award MIRANDA fidrlAMIHMl Certified WALNUT NEW BRAUNFELS