New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY
Associated Press Writer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An erratic hurricane bom in the marshes of south Louisiana early today churned slowly toward the Gulf Coast, threatening to bring high winds and heavy downpours to Mississippi and Alabama.
Hurricane Danny, traveling northeast at about 6 mph, sloshed through the sparsely populated Louisiana marshlands and moved back into the Gulf of Mexico early this morning. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 75 mph with higher gusts.
No injuries and no major property damage were reported early this morning.
Around 4:30 a.m. CDT, Danny was near the resort island of Grand Isle and headed toward Mississippi. Danny could make landfall again anywhere from Gulfport, Miss., to the Florida Panhandle, forecasters said.
“Our track takes it somewhere between Gulfport and Mobile, Ala., in 22 hours, but that could change
slightly,” said Martin Nelson, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
A hurricane warning was posted from Morgan City, La., to Destin, Fla. Forecasters said Danny could bring IO to 20 inches of rain to the Gulf Coast.
Reconnaissance flights recorded winds of up to 92 mph to the northeast of Danny’s center.
Storm surges of 4 to 5 feet above normal tides were forecast and the weather service also warned of isolated tornadoes along Danny’s path.
Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster declared a state of emergency in Grand Isle and lower Lafourche Parish.
About 1,500 residents of Grand Isle were ordered to evacuate, as were residents of a half-dozen communities in Terrebonne and Lafourche
After forming Wednesday morning in the north central Gulf and then stalling Wednesday night, Danny built into a tropical storm Thursday morning
An elderly man walking along a street at Canyon Lake was attacked by two large dogs this morning, sending him to the hospital. According to Comal County Sheriffs Office dispatch, a 911 call was received about 7:44 arn. this morning from a woman who witnessed a man getting mauled by two Rottweilers on Wild Oak Drive at Canyon Lake.
“The gentleman was apparently just walking down the street,” the dispatcher said.
EMS officials said the man was about 79 or 80 years old. He was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment. No other details were available at press time.
Lola J. Schumann
Lola J. Schumann, age 91, of New Braunfels, died Thursday, July 17, 1997, at Eden Home in New Braunfels. The funeral service will be Saturday, July 19, 1997 at 3 p.m. at. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with Rev. Daryl Higgins and Rev. Robert H. McPherson officiating. She will be buried in Comal Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Eden Home, Hospice-New Braunfels or the charity of one’s choice.
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Lamesa, Wichita Falls up for new prisons
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas prison board committee today recommended Lamesa and Wichita Falls as sites for new 660-cell high security prison units.
The units, modeled after a high security prison that just opened near Huntsville, are adjacent to
existing prisons in the two communities. Amarillo was recommended as an alternate site.
The prison board will formally entertain the recommendation at a meeting Friday in Houston.
The sites at Lamesa and Wichita Falls were selected based on
primarily cost considerations, specifically site preparation and other expenses such as utilities. In some cases, cities vying for the new units had offered incentives such as utility reductions to lure the prisons, which contribute a secure job base.
Prison officials are concerned, however, at the some-two-year construction schedule and hope to accelerate that in light of recent estimates that suggest Texas prisons will soon be at capacity despite a $1 billion-plus program in recent years to alleviate prison crowding.
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NBU’s payment to GBRA will increase dramatically when the rate increase takes effect, DiFonzo said.
“We will pay them $53,700 more per year,” she said.
NBU currently pays GBRA
$356,000 a year for 6,720 acre feet of water per year. The rate increase would increase that to $409,900 per year, DiFonzo said.
A rate increase for NBU customers should not be expected for some time, DiFonzo said.
“The board is not anticipating a rate increase this year,” DiFonzo
said. “We will bring information to the board in the fall and be looking at costs in all three — electrical, water and sewer. We will do an analysis of all systems this year and not look at a rate increase before late 1998.”
Blumberg said there is the possibility GBRA may have to raise
rates again at the turn of the century.
“We have proposed to the board that we may have to go to $69 per acre foot per year by the year 2000,” Blumberg said. “We anticipate costs will continue to rise.”
Blumberg said the board had not taken any action on that request as of yet.
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will be livable, but it won’t be complete.”
Mountain Valley renovations are under way in the library and classrooms, and work is being done on the cooling, heating and electrical systems. Rahe Primary is getting a new coat of paint and many electrical and mechanical upgrades, Linnartz said.
At Smithson Valley Middle School, the classroom addition will be complete by Aug. I, said Linnartz, but the cafeteria work “will be nip and tuck.”
“The contractor says he will (be done by the start of school), but to us
that seems a like a stretch,” said Linnartz.
Linnartz said even if the projects were not completely done by the start of school, they would be complete enough to allow classes to begin in the school without major interruptions.
The other CISD project is the construction of Spring Branch Middle School. The school was scheduled to open in January and is currently three weeks behind. Linnartz said even though that left several months for completion, the district would watch the project closely to make sure it was ready for classes after the Christmas break.
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School District also has several
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of an assault in the 300 block of Castlewood Drive on Tuesday. A 21-year-old female was allegedly assaulted by a 15-year-old male. The report states the male allegedly grabbed the woman by the head with both hands and pushed her head into a brick wall.
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of a 41-year-old male with his pants unzipped and exposing himself in the IOO block of Texas 46 South on Tuesday. Police arrested a man at the scene and charged him with exposure and public intoxication.
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary of a motor vehicle in the 500 block of Ventura Drive on Tuesday. A New
Braunfels man reported the theft of a cellular phone valued at $200 from his Corvette convertible.
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 1200 block of Huisache Avenue on Wednesday. A San Marcos man reported he entered a business and returned approximately two hours later to find both doors of his pickup truck kicked in. Damage was estimated at $200.
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 700 block of Howard Street on Wednesday. The resident reported a brick had been thrown through a side window of his vehicle. Damage was estimated at $75.
construction projects in progress. NBISD Assistant Superintendent of Finance Lonnie Curtis said construction was in the later stages at the new Memorial Intermediate School. He said it would be completed in November, but students would not move into it right away.
New Braunfels Middle School is being remodeled and will not be complete until next summer, said Curtis. While work is being done on one portion of the school, students will attend classes in another part. Curtis said that would make the project take longer, but at least students would not have to be moved to another campus.
“What we’re doing is there’s other parts of the building we will rotate the
investigated a report of burglary of a motor vehicle in the 600 block of South Mesquite Avenue on Wednesday. A 34-year-old New Braunfels man said someone entered his vehicle and stole his wallet. The wallet and its contents were estimated to have a value of $ 155.
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary of a motor vehicle in the IOO block of Mulberry Avenue on Wednesday A Houston man reported his right front window had been broken out and estimated that approximately $315 worth of property had been taken
kids in,” said Curtis. “They won’t be in the same area as the work.”
Curtis said site work has begun for a new library at New Braunfels High School. He said the new building would be complete early next summer, but until then classes should not be interrupted since the library would be be in a separate building from the classrooms. After the library is complete, the old library will be converted to science labs.
Curtis added that in the next couple of months, the board would begin accepting additional bids for the construction of a new field house for girls athletics and sports other than football.
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