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Vol. 148, No. 57
50 pages in 3 sections February 7, 1999
Serving Comal County since 1852
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Get a glimpse of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s performance of “Rumpelstiltskin,’’ which featured many local actors and actresses. /4A
► Spurs shoot for 2-0 mark
CHS chooses Coach Goad
Les Goad visits with Canyon boosters (from left) Bill Swindt, Pat Broaddus, Larry Snider and Janice Rose. Also pictured is CISD board president Dan Krueger.
From staff reports
Canyon High School’s new football coach and athletic director will be Les Goad, coach at San Antonio’s Southwest High School for the past three seasons.
Comal Independent School District trustees unanimously accepted an ad hoc search committee’s recommendation of Goad on Friday.
In addition to Southwest, which he guided to a 10-0 record this past
More on the new coach —Page 13A_
year, Goad has had head coaching positions at Kenedy and Nazareth high schools. He was 24-8 in three years at Southwest and has a career head coaching mark of45-36-3.
“I appreciate this opportunity,” Goad said. ‘Tm looking forward to the future.”
Goad said the opportunity to live
and work in a smaller community and the prospect of being both athletic director and football coach attracted him to the Canyon position.
“I also looked at the tradition this program has,” he said. “It has always been a quality program. They have a great group of kids and a good administration and school district.”See COACHE0ARoad map for our future
The NBA season arrived late this year, but the Spurs
— expected by many to contend for a championship
— ateoTTtda quick start. Find out how they did on Saturday night. /14A
► Motherly love
The La Leche League isn’t just about helping mothers learn
more about the benefits of breastfeeding. See how becoming a mother can change the lives of both women and men. /1B
Saturday’s showers never really made it to Comal County, so expect plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures today and Monday. See page 2A for the extended forecast.
Smith helps Canyon Lake get a ZIft code of its own
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CANYON LAKE — It’s not Beverly Hills, 90210, but a number of Canyon Lake area residents are thrilled with their 78133 ZIP code.
When the proposed post office building opens in Sattler later this year, the postmark for ZIP code 78133 will read Canyon Lake, Texas. That code currently gets a postmark of New Braunfels.
County Commissioner Jack Dawson said it was not a knock on New
or its residents, but the people of Canyon Lake wanted their own ZIP code.
“It will give us quicker postal service, but most of all it will provide an identity that people have been looking for such a long time,” Dawson said.
The move to obtain the designation began two weeks ago when Dawson and other county officials met with Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio). Dawson told Smith about 8,000 residents of the Canyon Lake area want-
The Advisory Subcommittee on Traneportaion made these recommendations regarding New Braunfels' transoortatton system:
• lie iransponBDon system snoun oner ensseni accessibly to al residential aims aa WSI Bl major traffic generators such as the downtown area, Gruene, Schlittertoahn, Lands Park. the airport shopping centers and major employment (adobes.
• implement needed roadway improvements for better access between the McKenna Hospital Medical Center and Loop 337, inducing River Road, Lakeview, Torrey Street, and Austin Street.
• The city should conduct a traffic engineering study to investigate the feasibility of constructing a connection from California Street to Fredericksburg Road crossing Panther Canyon northwest of the Comal Springs.
• The city should extend County Line Road from Pahmeyer Road southwestward to the proposed realignment of FM 1044 and beyond as deemed prudent and necessary.
• The city should reconstruct the East San Antonio Street bridge over the Comal River to remove the current load restriction and widen to four (4) lanes.
• The city should take steps to regulate or pro hibit on-street parking on West San Antonio Street from Clemens Street to Loop 337, on Union Street from Torrey Street to Garden Street and on Torrey Street from Elizabeth Street to Gruene Street.
• The city should take the initiative, working vrith downtown businesses, to develop a coordinated system of off-street parking dote to Seguin Avenue and/or San Antonio Street, vWSch should be free of charge and open to the public.
• The city should perform a traffic engineering study to analyze connection of Keriick Lane to Loop 337 crossing the canyon on Ridge Hill Drive.
• The city should coordinate vrith the Union
Transportation issues top list of proposed comprehensive plan
(Editors Note: Today’s story is the second in a series on the comprehensive plan for the city of New Braunfels.)
By Bnx O’Connell Staff Writer
The future of transportation in New Braunfels could be at or near the top of many people’s list of things to discuss during a public hearing set for Feb. 16.
Transportation will be one of many topics on the agenda at the meeting, which was scheduled to allow further public comment on the city's comprehensive plan.
“This comprehensive plan is going to give us the impetus to get things started,” city planning director Harry Bennett said.
Written by a private consulting firm and based on about 18 months of work, the plan was expected to be approved by New Braunfels City Council around April or May.
The consultant recently completed a draft of the document after an extensive effort that included input from about 300 city residents who served on nine advisory sub-committees.
Some sub-committees were said to be lending additional
Perhaps the biggest transportation project proposed in the city of New Braunfels comprehensive plan is the construction of an outer loop, signified by the dotted line.
input to the draft plan this week.
The fine-tuning of the document reportedly would continue for years to come, even after the adoption of the plan as official city policy.
“I think it’s a very good first
step,” said transportation subcommittee member Bobbie Hasert.
However, he said he hoped city leaders would update the plan about once every five years.
“I hope we’re not going to
work out of this document for the next 20 years,” he said.
Hasert was an engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation from 1960 to 1993, and he said the experience he gained in the course of
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Rep. Edmund Kuempei (R-Seguin) addressee the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at a Friday luncheon meeting at Krause's Cate. Kuempei was in town to discuss upcoming legislation that would affect businesses.