New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 7, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Nina Regaido (Monday), Barbara Tach (Monday), Nancy Brinhkoeter, Brittany Williams (9 years old Monday), Jennifer Martinez, Phil Melon*, Jessica Lillie Rotailes (4 years old).
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I Today —Cloudy with numerous showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s. Tonight, decreasing clouds. A chance of evening showers. Lows in the 40s.
Monday — Partly cloudy. Highs in the tower 70s. Monday night, partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s.
Tteaoday through Thursday — Party cloudy Tuesday. Highs in the 60s. Wednesday, increasing clouds with a chance of rain. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the 60s. Thursday, decreasing clouds with a slight chance of rain. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the 50s.Apple Moms cancel Christmas cockle hake
The Comal County Aggie Moms’ Club was forced to cancel its annual cookie bake this year because of the recent health warnings about hepatitis A. The annual cookie bake raises money for schol-arshipsThat will be awarded in the spring to Comal County students attending Texas A&M. For information, call 629-6304, 651-5421, 608-9769, 625-2832 or 625-9723
The New Braunfels post office is offering extended hours starting Saturday for holiday mail. Through Dec 27, the local post office will be open on Saturdays from 9 am. to 1:30 p.m.continues to prow
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The Holiday River of Lights’ Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for Monday is Boy Scout Pack 133 This non-profit organization will supply two workers to staff the lights display from 6 to 9:30 p.m. today and hand out information In return, the organization will receive 50 cents per vehicle that passes through Cypress Bena Park tonight
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30 pages in four sections B Sunday, December 7,1997
Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Nancy Brinkkoator
Vol. 146, No. 17
It’s on to state after triple-overtime thriller
By TOM ERICKSON
Sports Editor _
SAN ANTONIO — It’s likely that nearly all of the 9,848 fans who were at Alamo Stadium Saturday knew the Division ll Region IV-5A championship game would be close.
After all, MacArthur had beaten New Braunfels 17-14 earlier in the season for what would turn out to be the Unicorns’ only loss to that point.
But before the region's representative for the state tournament could be chosen, both the Unicorns and Brahmas would find themselves locked in a triple-overtime battle that took nearly three hours to complete.
In the end, it was New Braunfels which came away victorious after Steven Simpson scored on a 5-yard run in the third overtime period, followed by a gutsy defensive stand from the Swarm.
The 29-21 victory put the Unicorns in the Class 5 A semifinals for the first ame in school history and ended MacArthur^ best season in more than 30 years.
The Unicorns (13-1) were outgained by more than 150 yards in the first half and trailed 14-0 at halftime, but that did little to shake their hopes for their first regional title since 1986.
“We fch confident, and if we could get a score on our first possession, we knew we would have a chance,” said senior quarterback KJiff Kingsbury, who threw for 169 yards and three of New Braunfels' four touchdowns. “We just had to make things happen.”
And New Braunfels did, especially in the overtime periods MacArthur kicker Nathan Bertoldo missed a 33-yard field goal after the Unicorns fumbled the ball on their first possession in OT.
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New Braunfels senior Steven Simpson (26) ripe peel two MacArthur defenders for ■ 7-yard gain in the third overtime period of Saturday’s Division N Region IV-5A championship game at Alamo Stadium. Two plays later, Simpson scored on a 5-yard run for the winning touchdown. The Unicorns (13-1) will play Aliet Hastings (13-1) this Saturday in the Astrodome.
Growth threatens water availability
BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN
Future water supplies for Comal County could be challenged by the county’s burgeoning population as state forecasts project 83 percent growth in Comal County during the coming decade.
According to 1990 census figures, Comal County had 51,832 residents but could explode to 79,378 people in the year 2000. Further projections reveal an estimated 144,869 Comal County citizens in 2020, according to the Texas Water Development Board.
The hoard lists Guadalupe as the second-fastest growing county with 62 percent, from 86,668 in 2000 to 140,370 in 2020.
Population estimates will be a determining factor in future water allocations, so it is vital for each county to ensure population figures are not underestimated, said members of the Alamo Area Council of Governments during a board meeting this week.
Doug Miller, EAA board member and Comal County resident, said the
forecasts brought into question not only quantity of waler hid the quality of the resource for all users.
Some 70,000 people currently inhabit the county, and state forecasts of near 80,000 in the year 2000 present a challenge to the community. Miller said.
‘Ten thousand people in two years — that is a lot,” said Miller. “Relative to water, we’ve been very fortunate that local entities have taken the lead in developing other sources.”
New Braunfels Utilities obtains the majority of its water from a surface water plant installed in February 1991 that pumps from the Guadalupe River. The water, which provides between 85 and 95 percent of NBU’s current needs, is put through a treatment process before use, according to published reports.
Water from a Gruene sewage treatment plant is being re-used rn an effort to conserve the precious resource The w ater is pumped up the hill and used at a nearby golf course, Miller said.
“These methods will go a long way
21ST CENTURY AREA GROWTH
Source: Texas Water Development Board
in addressing the water needs for Comal County,” Miller said.
Fast-growing areas in Comal County include Schertz and Cibolo, where large subdivisions have sprung up in the last few years, said Miller. Sudden growth along Farm-to-Market 1863 also has occurred, he said.
“There is still going to be a tremendous amount of growth along the Edwards Escarpment and 1863said Miller. The density of population in new subdivisions and meeting the public’s needs for water from the Edwards Aquifer and from other sources will continue to be a challenge, he said.Local veteran remembers Pearl Harbor
BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN
For ages, men have been called to
serve their country in war, and today. Boyd Brugmann of New Braunfels remembers his first year in the United States Navy, aboard the U S S. Curtiss in the Pacific Ocean.
Some men left behind wives and children, but Brugmann left behind his boyhood — he was barely 19 when he enlisted in the armed forces, starting boot camp in the spring of 1941.
“I had to get out of Englewood, Calif.,” said the 75-year-old Brugmann
With basic training completed, Brugman soon found himself aboard the U.S.S. Curtiss, which was assigned to Patrol Wing Two
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Political starting gate opens and race begins
From staff and wire reports
Politics might challenge football as Texas’ spectator sport of choice as the new year approaches.
With Attorney General Dan Morales’ surprise announcement to call it quits, Governor George Bush is the only one of the top six Texas government officials who wants to keep his jefe.
Morales’ retirement decision followed on the heels of Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock’s. That leaves the field wide open for new Democratic feces vying for top state posts.
“Statewide, the lieutenant governor’s race is going to be the one we’ll watch closely,” said Gloria Sasser, Comal County Democratic Patty chairmen urn.
Land Commissioner Gary Maurc is running against Bush for the governor’s seat.
Comptroller John Sharp, who filed Wednesday, will square off against Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry for a hotly contested lieutenant governor’s race.
“(This week), a real bombshell hit when Dan Morales saki he’s not going to run for A-G,” said Don Hensz,
Comal County Republican Party chairman.
Three Republicans have announced for attorney general so far — Railroad Commissioner Barry Williamson, former state GOP chairman Tom Paulden and former Texas Supreme Court Justice John Comyn.
The only Democrat to challenge Morales so far was Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Moms Overstreet.
Speculation about who else’s hat will fly into the attorney general ring includes former attorney general Jim Turn lo RoMet, Pago 6A
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