New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 148, No. 192 52 pages in 4 sections August 15, 1999O DAY ^erV'n^ ^oma* County s'ncc 1852
► Straw king
Texas Gov. George W. Bush led the GOP field in an Iowa straw poll on Saturday.
No winner has ever gone on to claim the Republican nomination, but the informal vote gives candidates a feel for their chances in next year’s early primaries. Steve Forbes finished second and Elizabeth Dole was third. Nine candidates participated. /3A
► Cowboys head west today
It’s take two for Dallas in the 1999 preseason. The Cowboys play at
Oakland today in their second exhibition game. Dallas coach Chan Gailey said he would take another good look at his young receiving corps, including Wane McGarity, a former Texas Longhorn. /11A
► Medicine man
A Seguin pharmacist shares his secret for success in getting kids to take their medicine.
Doug Parker of
Parker’s City Pharmacy offers FLAVORx, a formula developed by a father and son team in 1995. /1B
Temperatures in the 70s and 80s are expected across Texas, but there’s a catch — that’s before dawn. The National Weather Service said highs in the upper 90s will continue over the state. See page 2A for the forecast.
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McClinchie wins Bulverde NW mayoral race
By Christina Minor
The votes are in, and residents of Bulverde Northwest have chosen Mal McClinchie to serve as their first mayor.
McClinchie received 54 of the 64 votes cast, a 68 percent margin of victory over Paul Maurer, who received IO votes.
“I’m please and gratified by the support received,” McClinchie said “The voters had a clear choice; they showed they were more aligned with my views (of the city).”
McClinchie said his duty as mayor was
to create ordinances and resolutions for Bulverde Northwest similar to those used by the city of Bulverde.
He also will lead the process to consolidate with Bulverde.
“I told people who were frustrated to take a look at Bulverde and see what they had,” he said. “I told them what they (Bulverde) had, we would follow.”
Maurer said he figured McClinchie would win because “McClinchie is the one who started the annexation to begin with.
“There’s no justice. I’ll be watching his every move and see how fair he is.”
Maurer said what McClinchie’s plan did not reflect the views of everyone in Bulverde Northwest.
“He wants to follow the city of Bulverde,” Maurer said. “They just changed to a Type A city and plan to raise the tax rate to $1.50. I’m going to get some people to rally behind me and not vote for this consolidation.”
McClinchie said he had collected a number of signatures for a possible consolidation vote in November.
“It’s nothing earth-shaking right now,” he
See BULVERDE NW/5A
Mal McClinchie 54
Paul Maurer 10
Carolyn Benham 52
Charles Lebrecht 52
Harry Trappe 50
Nancy Wehrung 49
James Winegar 48
Write-in votes 3
Kip McClinchie 55
Write-in votes 3
Carla Bal, a fifth-grade teacher at Canyon Intermediate School, staples a tree to her “Welcome Back” bulletin board. Comal ISD will begin its school year on Monday.
School zones no place to speed
Comal ISD makes keeping kids cool its top priority
By Heather Todd
Summer vacation officially will end for more than 10,000 Comal County students Monday, but the dog days of summer are just beginning.
Comal Independent School District students and staff will return for the first day of classes Monday morning with temperatures expected to soar into the triple digits.
CISD will have about 10,900 students enrolled at 15 campuses across a 600-square mile area.
Elementary and primary students will begin classes between 7:45 and 7:55 a.m. and end classes around 3 p.m. Middle and high school students will start school around 8:30 a.m. and get out of classes by 3:45 p.m.
Residents of South Central Texas have been plagued with 100-degree days since Tuesday and forecasters predict little relief in sight.
Pat McDonald National Weather Service spokesman in New Braunfels, said temperatures would remain at or near the 100-degree mark until at least Wednesday.
“This heat’s going to continue for awhile with drier and hotter conditions. About Wednesday, some gulf moisture will return and temperatures will drop below triple digits," he said. “It’ll be more humid and there will be some chance for showers Wednesday and Thursday."
School officials said they were prepared to beat the heat when students jammed into crowded facilities Monday morning, especially dunng recess and break times.
Nancy Cobb, CISD administrative assistant to the superintendent, said, “All of our coaches and physical education teachers are aware of the heat conditions. They are going to make sure water is available, that the kids get plenty of breaks, and they are going to watch for signs if the kids are suffering from the heat ”
Cobb said the district also had large fans available.
What about P.E.?
The broiling sun and triple-digit temperatures will keep most teachers
County, city authorities have eye out for violators
By Chris Crews
Two months of whizzing through school zones will come to an end Monday, when classes begin at Comal Independent School District campuses.
New Braunfels Police and Comal County Sheriff’s deputies will patrol school zones to control traffic and spot drivers violating speed limits.
Complete list of CISD school zones
— Page 5A
Capt. David Ott of the sheriff ’s office said deputies and county constables would be at IO schools in unincorporated areas of the county Monday through Wednesday.
“With all the growth in the county, we’re trying to indoctrinate all the new' people who have moved in where the traffic problems are,” Ott said.
Melisa Lowman, a teacher at Canyon Intermediate, prepares her classroom for Monday’s first day.
SVHS principal says security cameras a possibility
By Heather Todd Staff Writer
Comal Independent School District students could see some changes — and some new faces — on campus this school year.
School officials are taking steps to beef up security for the 1999-2000 school year, which could include new security personnel and surveillance equipment.
Classes for all CISD students begin Monday.
Smithson Valley High School principal Brad Williams said he was considering security cameras to keep tighter surveil
lance over the school’s entrances.
“I’m seriously looking at it, looking at the logistics, the electrical matters, and seeing how much ifs going to ALJ cost,” he said.
SVHS is expected to have 1,940 students this year, up 300 from its
1998-1999 enrollment of 1,649.
Williams said a set of four security cameras could run from $1,500 to $10,000.
He said he wanted to put cameras at the school’s main entrances and exits but was
waiting until after trustees approved the
1999-2000 budget to see whether funds would be available.
Trustees could approve next year’s > ^ budget Monday night.
■ lb* “We’re also looking
WIEGAND at Par^ing fees as a
source of revenue,”
Additional security measures could include limiting access to the campus to only the entrance at Texas 46 during school hours (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and an additional
resource officer to patrol outside the campus.
“I’ve requested a full-time outside security person who would not necessarily be a sheriff’s deputy to check vehicles and keep watch over whose coming in and leaving,” he said.
Williams also said the school would add more duty positions to increase the number of teachers patrolling hallways during school hours.
Nancy Cobb, CISD administrative assistant to the superintendent, said school staff at all CISD campuses updated crisis manse© CAMERAS/5A