New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 29, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Birthday wishas from tha Marald Zaitunql
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: JanfeBodemann, Jesus Jean’’ Aleman (Monday), Alison MaHk (Monday), Tina Parks (Monday), Majestic Lee Maldonado (Saturday X Betty Efcken-horst, Marley Grace Jones (I year), Danny Oldani (6 years Saturday), Irma Grouchy, Greg Naizer (30 years), Tony Valadez Sr., Dago Sanchez Jr., Alexandra Morales (belated), Benjamin L. Sanchez, Jose Morales Jr., Sarah Floor (25 years), Tale Zimmerman (82 years belated) and Gary Erden.
Happy Anniversary wishes go to Jahne and Esme De Leon (5
years), Tommy and Oretta
Damn, Larry and Sue Schwab md Otto and THBe Zimmerman (21 years Thursday.)
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Offices closed for Labor Day
In obssivenot of tie Labor Day holiday, several local offices ad to dosed, so aloft wring tass errands nom.
■Tha Na* Bnunfeto Municipal Budding and tis Comd County Courthouse wV be dosed Monday.
■Cty sanitation and recydng
■ The county rural recycling program mi be dosed Monday.
■ Postal unite mi be dosed on Monday mil tmsMcepion of the Airport Mal Fecity in San Antonio.
There mi be no distribution to Post Office boxes on Monday. Mail mi not be collected from reflection boxes unless a holiday coflecflon is indented on the label.
B Moat botts mi be dosed.
B Schools mi not have desses
crams mi be working Monday. Houmuar ruaidanls are uraad to Stair bins and trash flans out
the curb as early as possible,
preferably iii evening before, J
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Canyon Dem drecherge — 466 cfs Ceroon Uke Mow —SII cis Centon Uke tewK— t00J7 feet stem
NSU reports pumping 7244 mteon gallons of surface waSar Wednesday, and 3.000 miKon galona of wet water were
Fovsessb Partly cloudy and hot Tonight — Mostly clear. Low in the mid 70s. Southeast wind 5-10 mph.
Friday — Partly cloudy. High in the mid 90s. Southeast wind near 10 mph. Friday night, mostly clear. Low in the mid 70s.
t Mur day — Partly cloudy. High in the mid 90s Labor Day waakand — Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Highs in the mid and upper 90s.
The high reached 98 Thursday while the low was 72.
1M» ear* traveling
Highways will be busy this weekend with travelers heading to various destinations for the Labor Day holiday. Leave early and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Don’t forget to buckle up and don’t drink and driveCtaan up th* Lower
I The annual Friends For Rivers Lower Guadalupe River Cleanup will be Sept. 13. Land-based, water and diving volunteers are needed. Registration will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a m. at Double Rockin'
R on Loop 337 or Whitewater Sports on Farm-to-Market Road 306. Volunteers are welcome to a party and meal afterward at Cypress Bend Park. For information, call 629-0939.
McKenna Memorial Hospi-: tai nom has a new address. The old address, 143 E. Gaza St., has changed to 600 N. Union Ave.
Two black boxes sit side by side. The boxes resemble light switches —but they’re not.
It’s up to Henne Hardware visitors to figure out exactly what they are.
Henne Hardware office manager Bill Rutkin said die store’s display window has been lined with 56 antique hardware items that were common tools years ago. Some date back as far as 1857, and all were sold during the store’s 140 years of business, he said.Turn to Hardware, Page 2A
Haratt-Ztetung photo by Michaat Daman
Shoppers at Hanna Hardware cen tact their knowledge of antique tools through Sept. 20.Fraulein Volleyfest schedule — Page IB
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26 pages in three sections ■ Friday, August 29,1997
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for mods than 145 years ■ Home of Bo&y Elckonhorst
Vol. 145, No. 207
gives second look at 1-35
Local leaders address transportation commission
By ABE LEVY
AUSTIN - The Texas Transportation Commission told its staff Thursday to study projects on Interstate 35 through Comal County — a move that could lead to expansion of the entire highway through New Braunfels.
A group of local officials, including State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, traveled to Austin Thursday to lobby for approval of money for a 3-mile portion of 1-35 that was not included in this year's state highway funds.
Approval of that project would result in eight lanes of 1-35 going through New Braunfels.
The commission approved the Unified Transportation Program for $8 billion in state road projects for fiscal years 1998 to 2001. The projects represent 33 percent of requests made statewide this year, officials said.
The unfunded portion of 1-35, which extends from Texas 46 to Farm-to-Market Road 306, currently remains on the priority two list. That means right-of-way acquisition and design work would continue but no construction is funded.
The Texas Department of Transportation staff will return a report on the Comal County projects at its Sept. 28 meeting in Austin.
Commissioner Anne Wynne told the transportation commission staff to review the entire stretch of the highway to see what projects were funded.
“We warn to go back into 1996 to see exactly what segments were funded. I don’t want to leave out anything,” she told TxDOT staff.
Wentworth, whose district includes New Braunfels, told the commission the section was causing traffic accidents, increased pollution and discouragement of tourism in New Braunfels.
“We were a little surprised the money wasn’t approved
Turn to TxPOT, Page 2A
Bulverde area residents meet to discuss incorporation
verde could become a part of San Antonio with-
By DAVE) DEKUNOER
BULVERDE — When Lezlic Gravette and her family moved from San Antonio to Bulverde six months ago, she thought she would not have to deal with San Antonio problems any more.
But alter Thursday night’s town hall meeting at the new Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium. Cravens said she realized But
in the next few years.
She was one of more than IOO people who showed up to discuss incorporating Bulverde as a city.
Cravens said she was a convert to the idea of incorporation.
“I wasn’t really sure incorporation was the way to go, because I was naive enough to think that since we moved out of Bexar County that San
Antonio wouldn’t get us, “ she said. “That is completely wrong.”
Cravens was one of many who signed up at the end of the meeting to help on committees and volunteer time for the incorporation effort.
Most of the people in the audience were residents from the Bulverde Hills and Bulverde Estates subdivisions on Bulverde Road west of U.S. 281.
Thursday’s meeting was called to discuss the
feasibility of incorporating the two subdivisions into a city.
Residents voiced concerns that if San Antonio annexed more territory along U.S. 281, Bulverde would be in San Antonio’s extra territorial jurisdiction.
San Antonio plans to annex Stone Oak subdivision before the end of this year, extending the Turn to Bulverde, Page 2A
Hardware store tests tool knowledge
Contest has visitors scratching heads over antique instruments
By DENISE DZIUK
Staff Writer \
Another brick in the wall?
Comal XSD growth plan has myriad of requests
By DENISE DZIUK
AG signs Comal Triad pact
Effort aimed at protecting seniors
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Staff Writer '
Local dignitaries and senior citizens welcomed Texas Attorney General Dan Morales to New Braunfels Thursday afternoon for the signing of the Comal County Triad pact.
Morales put his signature on die pact at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center in front of about 80 people.
The Comal County Triad is a cooperative effort between senior citizens
and the Comal County Sheriffs Office, New Braunfels Police Department and Garden Ridge Police Department.
THfcViad pact was created so senior citizens and law enforcement officials could work together to prevent senior citizens from being victims of crimes.
Sheriff Bob Holder opened the ceremony. “Our purpose is to make sure we are there for our senior citizens,” Holder said.
The attorney general said he believed the Comal County Triad program would be successful.
“I appreciate the willingness of
Comal County law enforcement to participate in it,” Morales said. “I think this is one of the most successful, most productive efforts ever.”
Morales said his office had been targeting telemarketing fraud, which has become a $40 billion a year business nationwide, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics.
‘Telemarketing fraud has grown to be the No. I consumer crime,” he said.
Triad pacts established in Comal County and statewide will give seniors a chance to protect themselves from Turn to Triad, Page 2A
•Coat hooks for $17,000, art strips for $20,000, covered playgrounds for $60,000 each and a food services test kitchen for $70,000 — those are some of the items requested by Comal Independent School District schools. I
Administrators rad a special ad hoc com-mittee ara culling through the requests, refire
looking for items to cut.
CISD trustees appointed a Long- -
Range Planning Com-mittee rn January. The committee’s charge
was to find a way for CISD to handle growth and evaluate current buildings.
In addition to a plan to handle the influx of students, the committee developed a list of renovations and improvements for campuses.
Kent Niemann, with planning consultants Pfluger Associates, said campus representatives and principals were given questionnaires about what each campus needed. He said surv ey teams were sent to each school to look at code compliance and physical needs.
‘That allowed the staff to have good and bad input into what they needed or wanted,” he said.
Niemann said lists of requests then were prioritized by school officials and consultants. The requests were ranked into three priority categories and added to the growth plan.
ToMy—A potpourri of regulate In tht committee report
The original recommendation, which included expansions, renovations and new schools, totaled $105 million.
mittee to study the
HaralO-ZaKung photo Michael Daman
Attorney General Den Morales, tar right, speaks to a crowd at Comal County Senior CMaana Cantar with Triad psi tiler s end area law officers, nom Mn, viaroen ii logs rones urner wan Meyers, New Braunfels roues Chief Ray Hoi ml a a and Comal Countv Sheriff Bob Holder.
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