New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 27, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 34B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 5-6A TV GRIDS 3BLes Davis chosen for CHS top coaching spot
BULVERDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
a Pastor Mark Deaton
B Mission To build. to grow to send
B Denomination Methodist
■ Attendance 450
B Meeting times 8 30 a rn. traditional service; 9 45 a m contemporary service, 11 am traditional service and Kidz Prayz
Jam, 6 30 p m youth meeting -all on Sunday
■ Location 28300 U S 281
■ Phone (830) 980-7745
■ Web site bulverdeumc org
■ Worship style Traditional and contemporary
By Leigh Jones
BULVERDE — Alter years of practice, members of Bulverde United Methodist Church know how to swing their hammers.
For one New Braunfels family, that means straight walls and a roof that does not leak.
In May, the church will sponsor the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home in New Braunfels. The three-bed-room, two-bath house should he ready by August.
“What has made this church strong is mission work,” pastor Mark Deaton said. “We have a history of building homes. This is the fourth for us, hut the llrst with Habitat.”
Construction-oriented mission projects started several years ago with high school students working on homes in the Rio (irande Valley. Some of those stu
dents, now in college, will he part of the Habitat framing team, which will take the house from slab to roof in one week.
Jim Lancharic, construction leader for the project, has mission work to thank for his current position as a board member for the Comal County chapter of Habitat for I lumanity.
"I started sponsoring the high school teams and kind of got hooked,” he said.
Students will be able to work alongside their parents this summer since the project is local. Deaton is excited the home is so nearby because it will allow the whole church to become involved.
“Before, our construction mission work only involved about KH) people. Now we hope to involve 300 or so,” he said.
After the framing is complete, teams of 25 to 30 individuals working on weekends will finish the remaining work. Lan-charic estimates 200 church members
See CHURCH Page 3A
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Bulverde United Methodist Church pastor Mark Deaton.left, reads to Christian DeLeon and Antonia McGill— County Court Law < #2
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2004 f
By David Rupkalvis
Comal Independent School District trustees unanimously named Les Davis athletic director and head football
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coach of Canyon High School Thursday.
Davis has worked at Canyon for two years, serving as the football team’s defensive coor
dinator and head track coach.
When Brad Wright announced his resignation earlier this month, Davis was named the interim head coach and athletic director.
After waiting out the four-hour meeting, Davis said he was thrilled and eager to get to work.
“I’m as excited as I can be about this,” Davis said. “I love
what we’re doing at Canyon High School. I’m going to make some things happen. I pledge that no one will work harder than me or the coaching staff.”
The school board’s decision thrilled approximately 40 people, including 15 members of the football team, who attended the meeting and cheered loudly after trustees voted.
Bulverde UMC’s hallmark is helping build homes
CISD taps legal advice on water wrangling
By Dylan Jimenez
Comal Independent School District officials will seek legal counsel to deter-mine how it will , BMonday lastdav obtain water for ; t0 submit name,
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pay a lawyer versed in water law up to $5,000 to represent the district.
Wells that serve Bulverde area schools are drying up.
The City of Bulverde and Bexar Metropolitan Water District are battling in the courtroom over the right to provide water there.
Earlier this week, CISD Superintendent Nancy Fuller, Assistant Superintendent of Administration Nancy Cobb and Rose Cervin, the trustee in the contested area, met with BexarMet officials to "listen to what they had to say," f uller said.
After that meeting, considering the legal battle’s complexity, Fuller said she was convinced the district should seek a legal expert for advice.
“It became clear to staff and me that it is necessary to have an attorney to research and see what is our hest option," Fuller said. "We simply do not have the expertise to address this.”
fuller said the district’s legal representative would talk to lawyers from each side of the water fight to find out "how ready, willing and able they are lo give us the water we need."
(TSI) officials hope to stay out of any legal or civil problems.
In other action Thursday, trustees also refinanced 1996 bonds for a lower rate, saving save the district $880,(HH), according to financial advisers.
MUSCLES MAKE THE GOAT
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Madison Kelly, 12, shows off the grand champion belt buckle she and her goat, "Arnold," won Thursday at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show.
Grand champion knows just what it takes to win
By Ron Maloney
Madison Kelly, 12, can tell you a thing or two about goats.
That’s probably why her meat goat, "Arnold,” was judged grand champion Thursday at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show.
She had a pretty good idea when she was showing him that “Arnold," a Boer Cross, had at least a shot at the big prize.
"I hoped we could win," she said. "I Ie was structurally correct and had good muscle definition.”
Madison, a Spring Branch Middle School seventh-grader, has been raising animals since she was in third grade. She has won a number of belt buckles at a variety of shows — including the 2000 Comal County Junior livestock Show.
“I won three or four shows with him over the summer,” she said.
See GOAT, Page 3A
Animals from livestock show on the auction block.
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