New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 13, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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SUNDAY July 13, 2003
28 pages in 4 sections
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Vol. 152, No. 207Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852
City set to tackle street projects
By Dylan Jim&nez
New Braunfels City Council members get a crash course in street repair Wednesday as they begin to prioritize funding for projects.
City Engineer Mike Short will present the city’s street inventory study, a document released earlier this year that outhnes $16 million in proposed street projects,
“Now, we have a final product for everyone to look at. We have the costs defined. Now, we’re getting into the politics of priority,” City Manager Chuck Pinto said. “The issue that you’re going to have here first i9 whether we’re going to do things by district or by city.”
The city will spend five times more in street repair this year than it spent last year.
See STREETS/4ANB gets a ‘tip’ or two on Toyota
By Dylan JimSnez
New Braunfels officials will find out Tuesday whether the race for Toyota suppliers is a worthy pursuit.
Consultant group TIP Strategies Inc. — a firm the city hired to investigate prospects of drawing spin-off Tbyota business — will present its findings to the Infrastructure/Improvement Corporation Board of Directors (4B).
TIP will tell board members whether New Braunfels can compete for business created by the construction of a Tbyota plant in San Antonio set to start pumping out Tundra trucks starting in 2006.
City economic officials have
County water regulation group disbands Inside
Man injured in fall from truck
By Ron Maloney Staff Writer
BULVERDE — Comal County loses one measure of protecting its water resources when Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District disbands Wednesday.
County commissioners created the district as a temporary entity in 1999 under legislation aimed at protecting and regulating groundwater use in Priority Groundwater Management Areas.
Groundwater conservation districts enforce criteria forAt a glance
■ WHAT: Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District
■ WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday
■ WHERE: Bulverde City Hall, 30070 U.S. 281 N., Suite 236, Bulverde.
Under the legislation, voters must confirm the district.
In Comal County, voters have twice — in 1995 and in 2001 — turned down the idea.
The 2001 election was an
acrimonious one, defeating confirmation by 2 to I — 2,779 to 1,386.
Smithson Valley resident Michael Maurer Sr. led the successful fight against the district over concerns it would erode property rights and burden landowners with excessive regulation.
Every county around Comal County has a GCO.
I/>caI officials have said lack of a GCD invites misuse of the water supply.
“I don’t know what the voters in all these other counties saw that our voters didn’t,”See GROUNDWATER^
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By Ron Maloney
A 33-year-old Fort Worth-area man suffered major head injuries Saturday on River Road when he fell from the back of a pickup.
Department of Public Safety TYooper Joel Machost said rescue workers were called to the first river crossing at 6:55 p.m. after the man fell from the side of a truck as it turned onto the bridge.
“We haven't confirmed anything, but witnesses told us the truck was going faster than it should have been,” Machost said.
Tile trooper said he would
n’t be able to confirm whether alcohol had been a factor until blood tests are completed.
The victim was part of a group of off-duty firefighters from the Fort Worth and Jacinto City areas, Machost said.
“He’s in bad shape. I’m sad to say I don’t think he’ll make it,” Jacinto City firefighter Luis Gonzalez said.
The victim did not regain consciousness at the scene.
He was flown to Brooke Army Medical Center, where, at press time, an official said he was in the emergency room undergoing CAT scans and was in “undetermined condition.”
(Top left) High school sweethearts Bill Egan and Sallie DeViney in 1946.
(Top right) The couple broke up when they were 19 years old. Both lost their spouses but found each other 52 years later.
Sallie and Bill Egan share their first kiss after being pronounced husband and wife at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Saturday.
High school sweethearts rekindle flame 52 years later
‘They weren’t happy about it because we were so young. At the last minute, I walked away,” Sallie said.
Sallie gave Bill back his ring and told him she had joined the Air Force. She came to Lackland Air Force Base.
Bill was shocked.
“I was very surprised and then a little mad,” Bill said.
Sallie didn’t find out until last year how he’d coped with the loss.
“He hit a lot of local bars,” she said.
“I had to face up to it,” Bill said.
Sallie acknowledges now that she might have dealt with the situation differently.
“It was very cruel. I really shouldn’t have done it. I was too young. I thought I wanted something else in life,” Sallie said. “I think we needed to wait”
Story by Ron Maloney Photos by David Ingram
It’s been said theres no love like your first love. Sallie DeViney and William Egan know that. They were high school sweethearts and engaged to be married just after graduation, but it took them more than 52 years to finally tie the knot. Saturday, Msgr. Eugene O’Callaghan married them in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
In November, 1950, Bill Egan, 19, gave Sallie Chamberlain a ring and proposed, and she accepted.
But Sallies parents didn’t approve. Bill had no permanent job and no money — no way, then, to afford the family he wanted for himself and Sallie.