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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 22, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Inside Opinion.........................................4A Sports Day................................1-3B Marketplace............................5-12B Stnmmtisch Birthday wMim from th* HoraM-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Kathryn Herrera (Monday), Edward R. Sullivan, Janie Hernandez, Ora Lee Winters, Betty Welwood, Kristal Edwards, Cheryl Walker, Richard Gray, Tina Heppner, Ronnie Morton (Monday), Greg Belcik (12 years old on Monday), Brittany Roberts (10 years old on Monday), Nelson Roemisch (Monday), Wayne Porterie (31 years old on Saturday, belated), J.R. Castilla (16 years old), Curtis Ryals, Lucille Scheel (Monday), Shanna Schneider (19 years old), Barbara Dean, Derek Woelfel (9 years old), Lorin Brehmer, Cole 3reiss, Cody Preiss (Monday) and Flo Craft. Happy anniversary wishes go to: Jim and Janet Reeves (23 years), Jean and Bob Morris, Terrie and Lance Cannon (7 years on Monday), Poncho and Marie Luna (34 years), D.A. and Mary Magness (60 years), Kermit and Grace Forshage (56 years) and Manuel and Oralia Martinez Jr. (5 years on Saturday). 7o have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.Many still have to file for EAA permits. See Opinion, 4A. Robbery Converse man field vinifviev Bvwvi ■ charged a 41-year-of a down-scrvice company on Friday do, of6907 Misty Field in cim^ tithe Comal Coito-bond aet at $750,000. being held on an add^ aet at $50,( a report at subject] Credit Service, wu wearing a forced die employees to lie to allow him to seize an undis-Doney. the credit service said box that he t service* employees to fill About 20 minutes later a Comal County in his possession at die I die ammu* diet Police waited for rnorc before making the arrest. During that time, Delgado stood on the ,unearth A Maw Brsuntoto ponce the arrest    wwn    uw mopy i stolen'    inventory of his former residence. Delgado wu dressed in gray pants and a gray coat when police made die arrest. Witnesses described the armed subject rn curb outside his former residence as a police wearing black when the credit service rob bery occurred. mail to hit wu allowed to gun. Witnesses said a handgun wu i the robbery. imbed and pho- Delgado wu arrested on Dec. 14 and Bonneville Del-    charged with the burglary of a building, and later they took an    He posted a $100,000 bond Monday. Money, allegedly taken during barv. ate on a police car hood. ChMT Fund donations sought by newspaper The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's 15th annual Cheer Fund campaign on Saturday provided food to 250 local families in need of assistance. Any additional funds collected this year will be placed in a savings account to get next year’s campaign off to a strong start. The most recent contributors include: ■ Ronnie and Betsy McKean — $25 ■ Mr. and Mrs. Herb R. Schneider — $25 ■ Anonymous — $25 ■ John W. Evans Jr. — $25 ■ Lasca J. Jeffrey — $25 ■ Ernie, Jeanie, Elizabeth and Shana Mendez — $25 ■ Anonymous — $50 ■ Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Ohls — $25 ■ Jim and Barbara Cook — $100 ■ Today s total — $325 ■ New total —$6,702.48 Bus drivers get a holiday N»Bus service will be suspended on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day. Cookbooks on sale to fund scholarships Cookbooks to benefit the Joe Hales Memorial Scholarship Fund are now on sale for $6.50 apiece at Carl Schurz Elementary School. For more information, call Linda Bingham at the New Braunfels Independent School District. Roach for a Star noods toys, cash Reach for a Star is looking for donations for toys, cash and time to help give a Christmas to local children. The organization will be wrapping presents today, beginning at noon, at Red McCombs Universal Motors. Family Outreach seminars continuo Family Outreach of Coma County continues to have its “For Kids’ Sake" seminars to help parents ease their children’s adjustment to divorce. lf the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority gets its way. Canyon Lake storage capacity could expand an additional 30,000 acre feet of water per year. OBRA General Manager Bill West said he will ask the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to revise GBRA’s permit in the Guadalupe River basin next year. It the TNRCC approves the revision, it will allow the river authority to designate more water for municipal purposes at the expense of downstream hydroelectric water rights. West said. “Basically, we are internally subordinating one our rights for another," West said. “This is hydroelectric rights versus storage rights because the value of water for municipal uses is a priority over that of hydro generation." West said the move will allow GBRA to increase the storage capacity at Canyon Lake from the current 50,000 acre feet to KO,0(IO acre feet. Turn to Lake, Page 3A DPS predicts 25 holiday traffic deaths By ABE LEVY Staff Writer $335,000 Donations so far — $335,000 To contribute to the United Way, call 620-7760. New Braunfels    SUNDAY !0332 NO09 10/22/99 76 $1-00 MICROPUBLISHING YANDELL DK Herald -Zeiti—^ 44 pages in three sections ■ Sunday, December 22, 1996 Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years ■ Home of Nslson Roemisch    Vol    144,    No    290 Proposal aims to increase lake storage By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The Texas Department of Public Safety is predicting 25 deaths will occur this holiday season as a result of increased traffic on state highways. "Christmas and New Years should be two of the best times of the year for everyone, but each holiday season, many traffic deaths that could have been prevented occur on our roads and highways,” said Joe Hamilton, highway patrol captain of San Antonio. “Our intention in reminding Texans of the grim possibilities is not to sound a discouraging note us people prepare their travel plans, hut to encourage driving safety by showing what could happen I hope our estimate is too high." DPS officials estimate IO traffic deaths w ill occur between 6 p.m. Tuesday and midnight C hristmas Day. During the same 30-hour period for New Year’s Day. they estimate 15 deaths. DPS officials stressed that people should retrain from drinking while driving, use their seat belts and drive the postern to Traffic, Page 3A ■  - ............. draws many to See Page 6A. Bad weather puts CISD behind schedule in opening new schools Food banks happily receive their bounty By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer People have been in the Christmas spirit lately, a volunteer at the local food bank believes. Betty Drawe, secretary of the SOS Food Bank Inc. located at 248 Merri-weather St., said the food bank has received many donations of food from businesses and individuals. In November, SOS received 6,446 pounds of food and distributed 5,943 pounds to 194 needy families. If a recent donation of food is a sign, ‘November was the first time in many months that we received more food than we gave out.’ — Betty Drawe _SOS    Food Bank secretary then December promises to be an even better month. “We had a wonderful surprise," Drawe said. "Schlitterbahn had a food drive and delivered about 2.000 pounds of food That was wonderful. “November was the first time in many months that we received more food than we gave out.” Drawe said New Braunfels’ schools, churches and businesses have been putting on RkkI drives to help out families in need of assistance. The SOS Food Bank serves 200 families a month and has 126 volunteers. Janeta Cox, executive director of the Turn to Food, Page 2A See Page 1B. By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer_ Recent cold weather has caused problems for contractors working on two new intermediate schools in the Comal Independent School District, and the architect is banking on warmer weather to complete the job. Ken Pritchard, with Barnes Architects, told the Board of Trustees Thursday that extra workers have been called in to help complete the work at Arlon R. Seay Intermediate School in Spring Branch. Teachers are expected to begin moving in the day after Christmas, and students are set to begin classes at the school when they return from the winter break. Jim Draw* (toft) and Bill Doollttto pack Food Bank. Donations hava bean "We anticipate that the interior of the building will be ready by that point," Pritchard said. “The real fly in the ointment is the cold weather." Pritchard told the board that cold temperatures have delayed the laying of asphalt for the driveway and parking areas at the new campus. The ground and air must be at a certain temperature to properly pour asphalt, and the current temperatures are too low, Pritchard said. But Pritchard expects the contractor to have “a w indow of opportunity" early this week, when the temperatures rise slightly before another front moves in. “Right now, it looks like its a go," Pritchard said. “If (the Turn to CISD, Page 2A Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Construction workers are hoping for a break in the weather to complete work at Canyon Lake Intermediate School (above) and Arlon Seay Intermediate School. ;