New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 4A — HERALD-ZEITUNG — Sunday, August 6, 2000County Local State
From the Dispatch
CANYON LAKE — Aviation authorities were looking to have a few words Saturday afternoon with the pilot of a private plane that “buzzed" folks several times at the Randolph Air Force Base recreation area on Canyon Lake. An official of the Comal County Sheriff’s office said the incidents were reported about 4:45 p.m. The plane was described as a highwinged Cessna or Piper in emergency radio network reports. It reportedly swooped low over the recreation area, and then repeated its antics over the River Road area. “We've contacted air control authorities in San Antonio, and they believe they know who it is,” the official said.
Police investigated a three-vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon that sent two people to the hospital. New Braunfels police and firefighters were dispatched of Farm-to-Market Road 725 and County Line Road at 5:45 p.m. for a major vehicle accident.
They arrived to find a southbound subcompact car had slammed into a full-sized van.
The driver of the subcompact reported that the van pulled out of County Line Road directly in front of him. “I just couldn’t stop," he said. He estimated his speed at 55 miles per hour.
The driver of the van and a female passenger were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital.
A toddler in the subcompact was uninjured, as were the occupants of a nearby sport utility vehicle the van was propelled into by the impact.
NEW BRAUNFELS BUILDING STANDARDS COMMISSION — 5:30 p.m., Monday, New Braunfels Municipal Building, conference room D.
NEW BRAUNFELS PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD
— 7 p.m., Monday, Landa Park Office.
NEW BRAUNFELS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE — Public hearing,
6 p.m., Tuesday, conference room B, New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave.
NEW BRAUNFELS HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX COMMITTEE —7 p.m., Tuesday, conference room A, New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casted Ave,
NEW BRAUNFELS MAIN STREET ADVISORY BOARD — 8:10 a m., Wednesday, conference room AIB, New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Casted Ave.
CHS fish camp
Canyon High School “Fishcamp” volunteers present a comedic fashion show for incoming freshmen Friday to explain what can and cannot be worn to school. Upperclassmen interacted with the incoming freshman with repeat-after-me songs and helpful tips for surviving high school.
Art school exhibits works at Hummel
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
Fifteen students ages six to 14 created 29 pieces of artwork during The Hummel Museum & Art Gallery’s Summer Art School, taught by Cristy Waymer, the museum’s curator/education director.
A reception for the artists took place Friday at the museum. Student artwork, including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, ceramic
sculptures and pencil drawings, will be on display through Thursday.
“I think the kids had a lot of fun - they learned a lot. We studied about art history as well as the art itself,” Waymer said.
For information about the exhibit or for information on the museum’s upcoming Art After School program, contact Waymer at 625-5636.
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Schlather said the district already had filled the buses’ tanks in preparation for schools starting Aug. 23. The last load of fuel bought in late June or early July cost a little less than the previous load bought earlier this summer.
Schlather said it wasn’t over yet.
“It all depends on what happens this winter and what prices do and if we have an extremely cold winter,” he said.
Schlather said the transportation’s fuel budget was increased this year to offset the higher fuel costs. The district added about $30,000 to the budget based on expectations for fuel prices.
“Hopefully, we won’t need it,” he said.
In 1999-2000, the district budgeted $63,000 for fuel. In the mid
dle of the year, money was shifted w ithin the department to cover the increased fuel costs.
In the 2000-2001 budget, business manager David Rastellini said the district budgeted $125,000 then adjusted that figure down to about $100,000.
“We didn’t feel like the prices were going to climb as much as we estimated,” he said.
Schlather said, “Anything is possible; I'm cautiously optimistic that we can stay within the budget.”
Ron Graham, accountant for CISD, said fuel costs for the district totaled $244,000 this past year, which was more than the $ 180,000 budgeted for fuel.
“Last year, our fuel budget didn't cover the increase in fuel prices,” Franklin said.
He said the department took money from other areas to cover
the fuel costs.
The 2000-2001 proposed budget includes $3.2 million for the entire transportation department.
That includes a cut of $400,000 when staff took out eight new buses.
Abel Campos, director of finance for CISD, said, “We gave (Franklin) lX‘ number of dollars and told him to decide where it goes.”
Franklin said if prices continued to climb this year he would need an additional $20,000 to keep fuel costs from exceeding the budget.
“Its killing us,” Graham said. “We will probably go over (budget) if the prices stay as high as they are.”
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Explosion destroys BBQ house
From staff reports
A natural gas explosion blew the roof off a barbecue house behind a west end meat market Saturday evening, flinging shards of shattered glass a hundred feet or more, but nobody was injured.
Firefighters were called to Butcher Boy Meats in the 2000 block of Spur Street about 6:30 p.m. for a reported structure fire.
They arrived to find the roof had been blown oft'an outbuilding in back of the store.
“It’s a pretty evident leak in the incoming gas line from a loose fitting,” said New Braunfels Fire Department battalion chief, Don Zero her.
Zercher said the cinder block structure was destroyed by the force of the blast.
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