New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from I th® HeYBld^EeltoMig! |
The New Braunfels Herald* Zeitung extends die following birthday wishes to: Cartetoa Dollop, Barbara Smart, Irene Zapata, I
Michael Wayne Dtetert, Mary- I
beth Brubaker (IO years old), Howdie Zamorripa (5 yean old Monday), Canity lapegfia,
Randy Cole (Monday), Jodi Eager, Amanda Marie Kennedy I (4 years old), Joyce Garnett (84 | years old), Virginia Wilson (belated), Rayanna Benitez (12 years I old), Carol Johnson (Monday), I Gilbert Guerrero Jr., Rachael Som (48 years old). I
Happy Anniversary wishes go I out to G. Cand Iva Uky (SI I
years), Gary and Marion Gaston I (25 years Monday). I
I To have a birthday or anniver-I sary listed here, call 625-9144. I
tatitln vour right to I voto storting Monday I
Early voting begins Monday I for two separate elections. All I registered voters can vote on a I constitutional amendment to! increase the amount of home-! stead exemptions when deter-] mining school taxes. ■
Residents in the New Braurvl fels Independent School District are also filling two at-large seats! and the district 1 and 4 seats. I Early voting runs through Aug! 5. with the election being coij ducted Aug. 9. ■
CISD itudonti boqin I rogi strat ion this week
The registration period for the various Comal County schools | I begins this week and next I week. The dates and times vary I among schools and grades, so I find out when your child regis-1
Children will need lo have cur-!
rent immunization records. Con-1 tact the Comal County public I health office at 620-5595 for chi ic days and times. H
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Comal County was declared] a disaster area earlier this week,! which means assistance is] available to help residents! recover from recent flooding.■ Fa information on the types of] assistance available, residents I can visit the disaster recovery | center at 950 Farm-to-Market I 78 in Schertz from 10 a m. to 71 |p.m. Monday through Saturday I land 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday Anyone I | not wanting to travel to Schertz I lean call 1-800-462-9029 (TTY] 11-800-462-7585) for help ■
[Memorize those now H I osso codo digits H
I With the area code changing! [residents need to remember to] I make necessary changes for a I smooth transition. Telephone! [numbers on business cards, let I Iterhead and personal checks] Sneed to be changed. Cellular [telephones, fax machines and [computers also may need to be | reprogrammed After Oct. 6, the 1210 area code for the Comal! | County area will no longer work!
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I A slight chance of showers] | will hang around for the next I couple of days. Today s fore-I cast calls for mostly cloudy skies j in the early morning, turning I partly cloudy as the day pro-I grosses. The high will reach the I mid 90s, and there is 20 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. A southeast!
I wind will be blowing at 5 to 101 | mph.
I Sunday night will be mostly] I cloudy by midnight, with a 20 [percent chance of mostly evening showers or thunder-! storms and a low in the mid 70s ] | Monday's forecast wilt be a I carbon copy of Sunday s,] | inducing the 20 percent chance of afternoon showers or thunj I der storms. ■
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Large facility needed, say some, but paying for it another matter
By DAVID DEKUNDER
In the hit movie “Jerry Maguire” a pro football player asked his sports agent to show him the money.
When talk of a new civic or convention center comes up in New Braunfels, the question is sure to come up: Who will show die money? Will it be the city? the public? private business? or all of the above?
The current civic center on Seguin Avenue, completed in 1971, seats up to 1.200 people. Some say that if New Braunfels is going to attract more conventions to the city, a new, larger facility needs to be built Some people say a new facility should be built to accommodate the increasing high school populations. Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools have had to conduct graduations outside rn their football stadium.
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees recently moved the graduations to Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio. Administrators said that if inclement weather threatened the graduation ceremonies, they would have to use high school gymnasium facilities that are too small.
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek said he preferred to have the private sector pay for any possible convention civ ic center “A private developer would come in Mid take all the financial risks and provide all the benefits to the community Meek saul "Otherwise, the facilities would be very expensive and the citizens would be taking all the financial obligations."
Building a bigger civic center alone would not be enough to bring conventions and meetings to the city, Meek said
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Herakj-Zeitung photo by Michael Demall Builtin 1971 .the New Brauntela Civic Center can seat up to 1,200 people. While many say the eves hee grown lo need a bigger facility, opinions vary on whether the New Braunfels arse has grown big enough to afford Ona.
Need for larger convention center parallels growth in county
By ABE LEVY
On a typical weekend the New Braunfels Civic Center is swarming with participants in business trade shows, fund-raising dinners or annual community conventions.
The facility on Seguin Avenue draws up to 1,200 residents and visitors ai a time.
Their cars fill every nook of the adjacent parking space and extend to the nearby Municipal Building parking lot or neighboring streets.
But what was built in the early I970s with a $500,000 city bond election has become inadequate, some have said.
The time to consider a larger facility is looming.
Few would disagree, especially with the estimated population of New Braunfels
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expected to double in 20 years.
But paying for a new building has brought public servants to conjure up the words: bond election
“The only way to fund this is for the citi-
Civic Center history
■ October 1967 — New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and City Development Board recommend a bond proposal for a 1,000 seat civic center costing an estimated $500,000 be presented to New Braunfels voters
■ February 1968 — by a margin of 72 votes, New Braunfeisers approve the sale of bonds to build the civic center
■ December 1971 — New Braunfels Civic Center dedicated
zens to put an *X’ in the appropriate spot," said Jan Kennady, in her second year as mayor of New Braunfels. “We are large enough and certainly ready to have a convention space. I think if we built it, people would Turn to Civic Center, Page 2A
Canyon Lake pilot's plans no secret,
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Andrew Stahl left word of his flight plans with his family and the owner of his rental plane before he took off on what became his last flight, according to Judy Schlichting, Stahl’s sister-in-law.
The 48-year-old Canyon Lake man was found dead Wednesday where his Mooney fixed-wing aircraft had crashed in Webster Parish, La., according to Associate Press reports.
Schlichting said Stahl was flying a small aircraft in non-controlled air space and therefore was not required to file a flight plan with the FAA.
Stahl took off from the New Braunfels Airport at about 5 a.m. Tuesday, Schlichting said, en route to Clarksv ille, Tenn. He informed the owner of the plane. Tom White, w here he was going and when he expected to arrive, she said.
“He was a very competent business man and a competent pilot.” Schlichting said. “He was an Air Force bomber pilot. He’d been flying for 25 years.”
Schlichting said Stahl also told his wife his flight plans. “He said. ‘I will call you no later than 9:30,’” she said. Stahf’s wife. Jacqueline Stahl, began to worry at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday when she did not hear from her husband, Schlichting said.
“Sh* called the appropriate agencies and the airplane owner.” Schlichting said, including the Federal Aviation Administration and the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.
Jacqueline Stahl was not informed her husband's body had been found until 2 am Thursday, Schlichting said According to Associate Press reports, the crash site was located at about 4 p.m. Wednesday.
“There are a lot of questions to be answered,” Schlichting said.
Two, two, two votes in one
By DENISE DZIUK
Voters across the county can start heading to the polls Monday to participate in elections that will affect their pocketbooks and their representation on the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees.
County Clerk Joy Streater said registered v oters throughout the county are eligible to vote in the Aug. 9 special election for a constitutional amendment.
The ballot will ask voters whether they
■ League of Women Voters voting guide — Pages 14-15A
■ Campaign Notes
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Birth of triplets has Addingtons running the gamut of human emotions
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By CHRIS CREWS
Jason Addington remembers what happened when he found out he and his wife Heather were going to have triplets.
Well he sort of remembers.
“Everybody at work said I turned as white as a ghost." Jason said, recalling the phone call from his wife after she saw the sonogram at the doctor’s office. “Man, I had to take a break.”
Tucker, Sadie and Brandt Addington arrived into tit is world at 1:37, 1:38 and 1:39 p.m. respectively on Wednesday at McKenna Memorial Hospital. None of the three offered comment on their new situation. •
Heather Addington was understandably tired after carrying the babies for almost 36 weeks and undergoing major surgery when she delivered them by Caesarian section.
Jason Addington flitted in and oui and around tile hospital room, displaying a seemingly unlimited supply of nervous energy.
Though their outside appearances may differ, a strong sense of pride and joy radiated from both parents.
Heather Addington, a third-grade teacher at Sis. Peter and Paul School, said her greatest concern during her pregnancy was the babies’ health. She said her doctor prescribed lots of rest and tots of food as aids to help maintain the babies’ health and help her carry the babies to term.
“I spent five weeks at University Hospital because of premature labor,” she said. “The greatest threat to the babies’ survival was premature birth.”
She said she was admitted to University because of their ability to care for babies bom prematurely.
Fortunately, her hard work was rewarded when all three babies were bom healthy.
Tucker weighed in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces, Sadie was 4 pounds, 13 ounces and Brandt tipped the scales at 5 pounds, 13 ounces.
The Addington’s 5-year-old daughter; Teal, said her new brothers and sisters were nice babies. She has three baby dolls of her own, two boys and a girl, that correspond to her new siblings.
Maternal grandparents of the triplets are Ron and Joyce Evans of Bentonville, Ark , and formerly of New Braunfels.
Paternal grandparents are Roger and Carolyn Addington of New Braunfels.
Jason Addington, employed at the Wal-Mart distribution center, said the family is grateful for the support they have received and if hopeful for the support they will need in the future.
“The church has been great, the school has been great — everybody has been wonderful,” he said, “it truly has been a blessing.”
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