New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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From Staff Reports
New Braunfels residents are urged to don patriotic colors, fly their flags and participate in an old-fashioned parade this Fourth of July weekend.
The parade and patriotic program, sponsored annually by the Sophienburg Museum, will be held Saturday to prevent conflicts with Sunday church activities.
The fun begins at 9 a.m. at the New Braunfels Plaza Bandstand with music provided by the 50-member Comal Community Band. The parade begins at 9:30
a.m. at the corner of Seguin and Bridge streets.
The theme for this year’s Independence Day celebration is “Patriotism ... So Proudly We Hail.”
"Our purpose is to celebrate patriotism... to honor veterans from the past and the present,” Sophienburg Director Sarah Reaves said.
Children are asked to come dressed in costume to compete for prizes. And parade watchers are urged to don red, white and blue and bring flags to wave during the procession.
Two other parades are
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Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
TxDOT employees John Hood, left, and Randall Groness review plans for storm sewer construction along Interstate 35 just north of Texas 46 Thursday afternoon.
NEXT 3 PHASES
The last $49 million New Braunfels interstate reconstruction project began just north of the Guadalupe River in May. It will be divided into three phases scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2007.
May 2004 to September 2005 — Drainage and frontage roads from the river to Canyon High School. Northbound interstate main lanes will be moved to the outside so work can be done in the median. Will include middle sections of new bridges at Texas 46 and FM 306. The “Y”
Business 35/frontage road intersection near Langtry Village Apartments will be reconfigured.
October 2005 to June 2006 — Northbound side of the Interstate will be moved to the newly-constructed lanes in the median. Northbound main lanes will be completed during this phase.
July 2006 to June 2007 — Southbound main lanes will be built. Frontage roads will be oneway all the way to Kohlenberg Road/Conrads Lane exit at project completion. FM 306 and Texas 46 will be four lanes wide under Interstate 35 with turnaround lanes in both directions.
I Farrrvto-Market Roads to see work too, Page 3A
Interstate 35 work nearing completion
By Hon Maloney
The Texas Department of Transportation Thursday set out a three-year schedule for the $49 million project that will complete Interstate 35 reconstruction through New Braunfels.
TxDOT Area Engineer Greg Malatek, Project Engineer Michelle Kopp and Hunter Industries officials outlined the work begun in May at an update meeting of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Committee.
The project will be divided into three phases, which roughly correspond to frontage roads, the northbound lanes and then the southbound lanes.
Construction has already begun on new drainage just south of Texas 46 as part of the project’s first phase, reconstruction of frontage roads between the river and EM 306.
City has short fuse for fireworks crime
Heavy equipment moves pipe into place for drainage along I-35 near Canyon High School Thursday afternoon.
The biggest immediate change, Malatek told local officials, would be that frontage roads on the northbound and southbound sides of 1-35 between Texas 46 and the “Y” intersection near Langtry Village Apartments will become one-way within the month.
“This will be the phase that
affects businesses the most,” Malatek said, promising construction officials would work with businesses along the highway to preserve access during the work.
“By September 2005, the frontage roads will all be done except for the final top layer
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By Brandi Grissom
Don’t expect any slack from the New Braunfels Fire Marshal’s office this July 4 for violations of the city ordinance banning fireworks.
"In years past, we’ve issued warnings, and that has failed," Darren Brinkkoeter said. "So, this year we have a task force, and we’re going to be enforcing it to the T and issuing citations at ail calls."
In 2003, more than 12,000 people in the United States were treated for fire-works-related injuries and 16 died. Local public safety officials will be
See FIREWORKS. Page 3A
FIREWORKS SAFETY TIPS
■ Buy fireworks only from licensed dealers
■ Follow directions
■ Use outdoors away from buildings and dry grass
■ Keep a bucket of water, wet towels and a garden hose nearby.
■ Light one item at a time and move back quickly.
■ Never point fire-
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Dayspring plans to take on larger community presence
we are here to serve them,” he said.
As he prepares the congregation for its “premiere," Count is giving extra attention to the worship service.
“One of my passions is music,” he said. “Worship will be one thing that sets us apart.”
Worshipping to great music is only the beginning. Count said he envisioned a much more rigorous training program for church members.
“Our whole purpose will be to win, disciple, equip and send,” Count said. “I expect Dayspring Christian Fellowship to send out missionaries and ministers all over the world, as well as to serve here at home.”
One family in the congregation is already demonstrating how reaching out can change lives.
Jerry and Vickie Williams did not have any children of their own, but they had several extra bedrooms and room in their
See CHURCH Page 3A Dayspring Christian Fellowship Pastor Phil Count.
By Leigh Jones
Dayspring Christian Fellowship has been in a holding pattern, but the church is about to take off.
After 18 months without a full-time pastor, the church has a new leader and a redefined mission.
“We want to be a church that ministers to the whole family,” said Pastor Phil Count. “In September, we will be focusing on what we want to do to reach out to the community.”
Although the congregation became somewhat introverted while it searched for a new pastor, the youth group flourished.
Count said youth ministry would be important as the church ministers to families in the new housing developments around them.
’Tm psyching people up for next Easter, which I picture as being a big announcement to the community that
DAYSPRING CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
■ Pastor: Phil Count
■ Denomination: Wesleyan
fH Attendance: 180
■ Meeting time: 10:30 a.m. Sunday
■ Location: 1895 S. Walnut Ave.
■ Phone: 620-4353
■ Web site:
■ Worship style: contemporary
B Mission: Dayspring Christian Fellowship exists to shine the light of Jesus to New Braunfels and beyond.
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