New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Chic leader Work could hinder school traffic
Woodward, age 80, dies
By Ron Maloney
New Braunfels lost one of its foremost citizens Saturday.
Dr. Stanley Woodward, one-time mayor, city councilman, chamber of commerce president and member or president of many of this community's civic groups and service organizations, passed away at age 80.
Services will be IO a.m. Wednesday at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Ken Peters presiding.
“It was a happy day for New Braunfels when Stanley Woodward moved here 50
City council weighs fairgrounds options
New Braunfels City Council will discuss the fate of the Comal County Fairgrounds Monday night.
Council will consider either adopting a measure supported by petition to designate the fairgrounds as a city park or letting voters decide Nov. 2. Council also will discuss dc nutting the property to the Comal County Fair Association.
“They’re not mutually exclusive items on the agenda,” said Mayor Adam Cork. “But I wanted to make it clear
to voters that if die petition fails, I want to donate the fairground property to the fair association.”
District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine’s petition to designate the Comal County fairgrounds a city park was filed with the city july 12 and was certified July 16. He led the petition drive to block a deal proposed by Schlitterbahn President Gary Henry to swap a 40-acre parcel for the 30-acre fairgrounds.
Earlier this month, Henry said lie would withdraw that
See COUNCIL. Page 6A
Greene bridge replacement advocates, opponents try to find some compromise.
Road crews go over plans for work that will rebuild Interstate 35 between Texas 46 and FM 306. Officials are concerned making frontage road traffic run one-way could confuse drivers when school starts at Canyon High School next month.
1-35 project could make it tougher to get in, out of CHS
years ago and established his practice, and now it is a sad day for our community because Stanley we have
Woodward to say
goodbye to him,” Peters said. “Stanley was a man of great energy, imagination and integrity. He was faithful to his calling as a physician and public servant
See WOODWARD, Page 6A
By Scott Mahon
Until the widening of Interstate 35 through New Braunfels is completed, motorists and school kids will have to exercise more caution, officials said.
Because the three-year project has changed the landscape along 1-35, especially between Texas 46 and FM 306, motorists may find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings.
TxDOT officials said access roads on both sides of 1-35 were changed from two-way to one-way roads beginning last Monday, said Randy Grones, project engineer.
“The one-way access roads will be permanent...,” Grones said.
One-way access roads will also make getting to school more difficult for Canyon High School students.
“(Bob Wiegand), the principal, met with us recently and expressed some con-
come down the one-way access road on the west side of 1-35.”
Also, some entrance ramps no longer have shoulders, which previously gave motorists a safety cushion when entering 1-35.
“What use to be the shoulder is now the outside lane,” said Grones. "Before, if people misjudged on-coming traffic, they had the shoulder to use to avoid accidents. Now they don’t.”
Randy Hall, Greater New Baunfels Chamber of Commerce chairman of transportation, said TxDOT and contractor Hunter Industries did a good job making the project work smoothly for motorists.
“But its ail different, especially between Texas 46 and FM 306,” he said. “Out-of-town people especially need to be careful. People who drive over from Seguin and Lake McQueeney will find
See ROADWORK, Page 6A
cems,” Grones said. “He was trying to figure out a game plan before school starts because the kids are use to two-way access roads.” Grones said Canyon High School students from the Canyon Lake area would have
to take an alternate route when school starts.
“They usually come into town on FM 306, go under I-35, then down the two-way access road to the high school," he said. “But when school starts they’ll have to
Note: Tonight, the northbound right lane of F35 from approximately 1,000 feet south of Business 35 to approximately 1,000 feet north of
Business 35 will be dosed. Also, the northbound entrance from Business 35 will be closed during this time. Traffic wishing to use this entrance will be directed to use the next entrance ramp
Because of road construction to widen Interstate 35 between Texas 46 and TM 306. frontage roads in that stretch have changed to one-way traffic. Students and parents going to Canyon High School from FM 306 will riced to take the shaded blue route instead of (he old route, shaded green. The change to one way traffic is permanent
Quiltfest shows how far old-time craft has come
B 11 a m. to 4 p m. July 25
H New Braunfels Civic Center, 390 S. Seguin Ave
H Admission is $5
H Lunch served each day includes barbecue, chicken salad sandwiches, beverages and desserts
By Ron Maloney
Quilting is one of those crafts that, like so many others, has changed quite a bit through the
But it has also stayed the same as it was when our grandmothers practiced the art, saving scraps and hand-embroidering them into heirlooms many of us today can only wish we owned.
Folks today stitch quilts on serving machines. And, now, they can even be created from kits or assembled almost automatically by a computer-driven sewing machine.
Those who attended the New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild’s show at the civic center Saturday saw examples of the quilting experience from across the decades — from hand-stitched classics to cutting edge, microchip marvels.
Yvonne Volz of New Braunfels has been quilting for a couple of years. Her grandmother quilted, but her mother never took up the craft. Volz and her sister both stitch quiltwork.
“I’ve done wall hangings, but I'm on my first bed quilt,” she said Saturday, walking from stall to stall to look at projects, seeking ideas. “I quilt at night. It's enjoyable, and it relieves stress."
Volz uses a machine to make her quilts, and like so many of the others who attended Saturday’s show, she buys material now instead of scrounging it from castoff clothing.
That's probably as much as anything because Volz has well learned how to most productively use her time.
“I took a few classes, and I’ve sewn a lot,” she said. “I have a degree in home economics.” What she doesn't have, though, is “Miss Ellie.”
“Miss Ellie” can be seen at Seventh Heaven Quilt Shop in New
See OUHTPERT, Page 6A
Pamela Graham with Seventh Heaven Quilt Shop shows off a sewing machine that stitches designs drawn on a computer.TUNNELL INSURANCEHOME