New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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opinion,” Clay said.
CISD residents in 1999 voted for two bend propositions totaling $141 million dollars
Bond money would be spent on budding a new high school lear Canyon Lake and adding three elementary schools overall for the district.
Additional bond money would be spent on technology upgrades and infrastructure improvements at other district facilities.
To ensure board accountability, the board also created the oversight committee.
Swint said he believes the
board chose not to bring adequate information to the committee on specific items related to the bond issue, such as the recently approved location of a new high school near Canyon Lake and football stadium expansion at Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools.
“If we’re not going to get issues brought to the committee and aired, do we really need to continue?” Swint said.
Swint said he could not understand why the location of the new high school was never brought before the committee, when last
Ruth Gulledge, born Sept. 9, 1918, passed away Aug. 20, 2001, at age 82. She was employed by the U.S. government for many years.
She is survived by two sisters, Brownie Henslee of Plano, Texas, and Virginia Ledbetter of Dallas, Texas; one aunt, Ruth Bookhout of
Dallsas, TX, one niece, three nephews and five great-nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Sparkman Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be Friday, Aug. 24, at Capital Parks/Memorial Hill Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas. Sparkman Funeral Home
Darlene Smith Prichard of Canyon Lake, born Jan. 29, 1947, in San Antonio, passed away Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at Canyon Lake, at the age of 54 years.
She was the daughter of Judge Howard A. and Beulah Bernetta “Mickey” (Ney-land) Smith of Canyon Lake.
She is survived by two sons, Bart Wayne Barry and his wife, Roxanne, of Floresville, Texas, and Shawn David Barry and his wife, Sabrina, of Austin, Texas; her parents; two grandsons, Bryce and Tyler Barry; and one brother, Gary Smith, of
She was preceded in death by one brother, Billy Joe Smith.
The funeral will be held at IO a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake with The Rev. C. Richard VanNatter and Mr. Charles Boren officiating. Burial will be in Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake.
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Pearl Weidner Rahe, a lifelong resident of Comal County, died at her residence Aug. 18, 20()l. She was born on Nov. 6, 1910, in Anhalt, Texas, to Otto Carl and Meta Rust Weidner.
She grew up on the Honey Creek Ranch, which is now the Honey Creek State Natural Area, and attended the one-room Honey Creek School. She married Emil (Mutt) Rahe Jr. on Oct. 14, 1936, at the First Protestant Church. He preceded her in death in 1980. She was a homemaker, avid gardener, seamstress and medical secretary in her son’s podiatry practice.
Her many activities included being a life member of the First Protestant Church, Ladies Cirde, school PTAs, Social Bowling Club, life member o: Mission Valley Bowling Club, NB Conservation Society; supporter of Circle Arts Theatre, the Historic Outdoor Art Gallery and Friends of the Guadalupe State Paik/Honey Creek Inc.
She is survived by daughter Lois Rahe Newton and her husband, John, of New Braunfels; son Dr. Wayne A. Rahe of New Braunfels; sisters, Violet Wolfshohl of Mico and Gloria Voges and her
husband, Jerome, of New Braunfels; sister-in-law Laura Gass Weidner of San Antonio; deceased brothers Oswald, Claude and Lee Weidner; grandson Ibm Newton and his wife, Rebekah, of New Braunfels; granddaughter Ashley Newton Orosco and her husband, Tbdd, of Spring, Texas; greatgrandchildren, Bryanna and Brishen Newton of New Braunfels and Abigail Orosco of Spring, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to caregivers Hortense Harris, Ruth Warwick, Barbara Medary and Hope Hospice nurse Neda Barlow.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with the family present from 5 to 8 p.m. to greet relatives and friends. Services will be at IO a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels, with interment to follow in the Comal Cemetery. The family has requested that memorial contributions be given to the First Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll St. in New Braunfels, Texas, 78130, or Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut Ave. in New Braunfels, Tfexas, 78130.
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year, the location of a new Bulverde area elementary school was brought to the committee.
The new elementary school was eventually located at U.S. 281 and Overland Parkway in Bexar County.
Clay said location should never have been a charge of the committee, rather its duty has always been to oversee the spending of bond money.
“It’s unfortunate that location got thrown into it. It’s an awful lot our fault,” Clay said.
Swint contended the only reason district demographic consultant Arnold Oates rec
ommended to the board in July that the new high school be located near Canyon Lake was because he did not have a choice.
“He had a narrow way to look at that,” Swint said.
Clay said the board has already heard from Oates, interim superintendent Anthony Constanzo and new superintendent Jim Grunert that the plan to build the new high school near the lake will work, once the district purchases the land.
“We’re passed that now, and I want to move forward with the BOC’s support,” Clay said.
NBISD seeks members for advisory group
New Braunfels Independent School District is seeking new members for the District-wide Education Improvement Council.
The DEIC serves as an advisory group to the district’s superintendent and board of trustees.
Currently, the New Braunfels ISD DEIC needs: one community representative to serve a two-year term; one business representative to
serve a two-year term; and three parent representatives — one will serve a one-year term and two representatives will serve two-year terms.
Persons interested in being considered for the DEIC should submit their name and a short letter by Sept. 14 to: NBISD Superintendent Dr. Ron Reaves, 430 W. Mill St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
boxes on the porch,” Logan said.
She got the children out of the home and went back inside to try to retrieve what she could, but the fire, whipped by wind, spread quickly, she said.
“I went after it with a fire extinguisher, but the wind was blowing so much, I couldn’t do anything with it. It went fast.”
All Logan got out of the home was her son’s diaper bag and a set of keys, she said.
Her husband had left the home half an hour before the fire. She called him to tell him what was happening.
“She said the fire was everywhere,” Jesse Logan said. “It just blew me away. I hadn’t been gone for half an hour.”
Montgomery said firefighters arrived to find the home almost fully in flames and that fire had spread to nearby grass and brush on all sides of the home.
Bulverde and Spring Branch firefighters were called to provide backup water tankers and manpower, Montgomery said.
Late Tuesday, Comal County Assistant Fire Marshal Bill Anz was interviewing witnesses and neighbors and examining rubble.
How to help-
Jesse and Jacquelyn Logan lost everything in the fire that destroyed their home Tuesday.
Their clothing needs are:
• Jesse Logan: size L shirts, 32x32 pants and size 10 shoes.
• Jacquelyn Logan: size 5 clothing, 6 and 1/2 shoes.
• J.J. Logan is an infant boy who weighs 20 lbs. and wears size 3 diapers.
The Logans can be reached at 708-5964.
He had not determined a cause at 8 p.m.
The Logans said they didn’t know how the fire started.
Everything they own except for a car and a pair of motorcycles was destroyed in the fire. The car and one of the motorcycles was also damaged.
Jesse Logan acknowledged he and his family would have to start over.
“That’s OK,” he said, bouncing his infant son in his arms. “This (child) and his momma are the only things I’m worried about. If anything had happened to either of them, it would have been the end of me.”
pathology, anesthesiology and emergency medicine, would not have to pay “out of network” costs as they were under the Blue Cross plan.
Welch said Blue Cross has been reluctant to release patient files in order to facilitate the transition.
“They still operate under confidentiality, but in a self-insured plan, that’s not the case,” Welch said.
He added, “Our hope is that we can dig as much information as we need to move forward.”
District business manager David Rastellini said he hopes to resolve pending conflicts with Blue Cross as quickly as possible.
Rastellini said the new plan will take effect Sept. I.
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