New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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JULY 2,2011New Braunfels
By Autumn Phillipt
With thr stroke of a pen, you could m.ike your mark on New Braunfels for H(h ail(‘s to (
A liuililinu has IxxMi going up on the eflge* of the Wurst-fest grounds c learly visible from Seguin Avenue.
It's s( tiedul(‘d to open in time for Wurstfest 2011 as another great venue for live musi( during the 10-flay festival. It features a wraparound |X)ri h with views of I anda Falls, downstream along the romal River and overlooking the Wurstfest grouiKls.
Though th(' oct upancy hasn't ()ffi( iailv bwn st't, the building will (lave room on Its spa( ious dance fl(K)r for itX) t() 4(X) [XX )|)le. Till' s(W( e also features a full kitchen, designed as a plact' tor the publi( to rc'nt tor weddings, rehe.irsal dinn(‘rs, reunions or oth('r large-scale private ('vents.
"it's ver\ o()en. It fei'Is lik(' a trf v houst'," Wurstltst Fxex • ulive Direc tor Suzanne Her-belin said.
B('t( >re th(' building is c om-pletc*, H('rl)(‘lin said it nmls <1 name.
And the Wurstfc'st Asscx ia-tion .ind the' Nc'vv Braunfels Merald-Zeitnng have part nered to fiost a "N.ime This Building" contrast.
"This conlc'st allows the communitv to join in the excitement ot this great, ncnv entertainmcMit venue tor the arcM," said Herald-/eitung advettising (Iikh:tor Shannon Myers.
Contc’st t'ntry forms are av.iilable in the Herald-Zeitung newspaper and online* at ht‘raid-zeitung.com. Forms must lx> turned in by Aug, 2‘>.
A tew years ago, the Wurstlest Association held a naming contc'st for another new building -- now calk*d the "Spasshaus" — but that contc'st vvas only open to the Wursttc'st meml)ershif).
"This time, we wanted to o(K*n it up to the whole community," Siiid Wurst Relations Dirc'ctor Herb Skoog. "We are looking for a dc'scriptive namt‘; somc'tliingthat speaks of the h(‘ritagc' of the community. Something that's c atchy and easy to rc'membc'r."
Th(' winner of the* Name This Building cc)ntc*st will rect'ive a six-day tri[) to Germany — a C hristmas market cruisc' down the Rhine River, Skoog said.
The* winnc'f will Ix' c hosen by .1 panel of three I ierald-Zeitung staff members and thrcH.' Wurstfc'st memlx'rs. The committee will remain anonymous.
Ihe winner will be announced the day after I abor Day If more than onc‘ person submits the same winning name, those' submissions will Ix' put into a drawing for the final winner.
" n ,is building is a big project lor us, an exc iting proj-c'ct," Herbc'lin said. "We're kx)king forward to getting it finished and open" — and nameHl by a member of the community.
For information, call Suzanne at *8,10) ()2,S-9 I67.
1-35 bus crash injures 21
By (Mondo Mouttrto
Ttw Herald-Zeitung Twenty-one [x>()f)le were taken to area hospitals early Friday after a bus th(‘y were in roHerl ovc-r ne\ir the Comal County and Hays County linc‘, officials said.
The crash happentHl alx)ut 4:T5 a.m. in the 8800 Dlcxk of the» north-
U)und sifk' of l-iS North, said C^apt. f^itrick O'Connell, Ne’w Braunfels Fire r>'|)<irtrrK'nt. s*iifl crews usctI the laws of life to rt*sc ue a child.
Five patients were flowri to area lx)Sfoita s, two to Univi'rsity Hos})ital in S^in Antonio and two to University McKlic al CtTiteT Brae kc'nridge', s.iid C hief 1 ward Williams, S<in Mire e>s
Police D(*partment. Fie said a 4* year-old suffered a "seve*reTy broke'n leg" anfl sevefC' e irts, whie h led to the' child Ix'ing flown to F>'11 C hildren's Mt'dical C'enter of Central Texas in Austin.
The othc*r f)afie‘nts, Williams said, wcTe driven to C e'ntralTc’xas Medical Ce'nter in San Marcos.
The tour bus was headc'd north on a trip that starle*d in Me'xie o. I ie‘ said he didn't know where- the* travellers were he-adeHl.
The' bus we*nt off the ro.uKvay and the* drive*r over-correHteHl, se-nding the' Ixjs ba( k onto the road arxl onto its side, Williams said. Fie s<]iid it slid fJown the» highway for seve*r,vl yards
KRUEGER CANYON DAM BEHIND SCHEDULE
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A crew member walks away from the T R D, rig. or trencher, Friday at the Krueger Canyon Dam construction site The trencher is creating a deep wall that will help stabilize the dam
Texas limestone too tou^ for Maryland trencher
As funding deadline nears, flood-control project a month-plus behind
By Greg Bowen
The stubborn native limestone at the Krut'ger Canvon Dcm^ site has made> the* going slow for a Maryjanel firm that has be*en working sinc e early May to create the "deep wall" that will be the foundation of the $ 1 million project.
"I think we're about four to six weeks behind schedule*," said C^omal C^)unty Fngineer Tom Flornseth.
But Ftornseth said the project's engineers still believe t >ey can finish the dam before the crucial July 2012 deadline, when $12 million in federal grant funds for the county project could possibly be forfeitco.
"We're required to meet that date. Our engineers feel we still have ade*c|uate time to complete the project on schc'dule," he said.
The Maryland-headc|uartered Hayward Baker Geotec hnic .»I C'onstruction is using a special trenching machine to fashion the danri's deep wall, which will reach in spc)ts as far as 100 feet into the earth to ensure stability of tlie dam.
Construction takes place Friday on the left arm of what will be Krueger Canyon Dam
Hayward Baker's trencher not only digs the trench for the deep wall [)Ut simultanc'ously mixes conc rete w ith exc avated materials froni the clam site* to form the deep wall. It's a proprietary, |)ate*nted mc'thod.
But the* limestone at the* site has been more than a mate h for the trenc hing mac hine.
Flayvvard Baker has tried various fixes, including changing teeth contigurations on the trenc her, to speed things up.
The latest idea being tried involves drilling holes in the rexk in advanc e of the* trc'nchc'r. That af)f)roach appears to be working, FlornseMh said.
C ounty officials will me*et with representative's of the project's engineering firm, Fort Worth-based Fre*c*se and Nichols, and with personnel from Havward Baker on Wednesday to discuss the [)rojt*c t timetable.
Original plans wc're that Ftay-ward would finish thede*e*p wall bv Aug. 7, and the clam contractor who will be hired to build the actual dam would get startc'd on Aug. 8.
"We'11 be sitting dc)wn on Wednesday with all the (X'ople involved to wc>rk out our final end game schc'dule and figure out how to get the dam construction contrac tor out there as scx)n as possil)le'," Hornse*th said.
See DAM, Page 5A
^ ^ We’ll be sitting down on Wednesday with all the people involved to work out ^ ^ our final end game schedule and figure out how to get the dam construction contractor out there as soon as possiijje. It’s possible we may even have to overlap these two contractors, so along the portion where the wali is completed, the dam contractor would move in and begin work."
Tom Hornseth | Comal County enpneer Hornseth
► JOHN FARIAS
Memorial service plannee for Marine
By Dalondo Moultrie
A memorial servK «* hon oring the* Nenv Bfaiinte*ls Manne who died in Atghanistan this we*e*k will be* held Tuesday at Canvon High School, liie*
M ,1 r I n e ' s tathe*r said.
Fe*li\ lanas said tnends ot hi^ son,
Lane e* C pi, lohn 1 anas, organized a gathering to m('monali/(' the* lallen sol dic'r. It Will be at H p.m. in the school's tootl)all stadi um
"All his ( lassm<il('s and tamily, wlioe'ver v\ants to come, the\ will fx* at the toolball tield," he s.iid,
the* fathi'r said he won't be' .ittending be( ause lie will be I )ove‘r, Del,, io pu k up his son's l)od\ and re'turn w ith rl to Neu Braun tels. Farias said tunc*ral arrange'ments have ik it U'en finali/c'd but a niotofc ade will (*scort the Warine to Zoc'llc'r Funeral I lome.
'We're* llv ing on a private jet and it's going to land h(*r(* at the Nc'w Brauntt'K Airport," lanas s.imI adding he was unsure* when the* [)lane would land Wednes da\.
1 ance’ ( pi. lohn 1. lanas was shot and killed Fue*sdav during combat with Taliban torce*s in Helmand province*, Atghanistan. Fie w.is on his first combat deplo\ment.
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