New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Son dies, but his organs help others to live
DEAR ABBY: Last Sunday at I a.m., George Paul Eldridge III my 26-year-old son, had an automobile accident. We were told the brain damage was so severe there was no hope. Some time later, a doctor asked how we felt about donating organs. His father and I, along with the rest of the family, agreed that we wanted a part of him to live on in others. He was so giving and caring, we knew that would have been his wish.
An EEG was done on Sunday and again on Monday. It showed only minimal brain activity. I still hoped for a miracle, but by Tuesday, April 15, when the final EEG was done, he
was declared brain-dead.
We buried this wonderful young man on Friday, but I find comfort in knowing he has helped others. We have already been informed that a 19-year-old girl received one of his
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of high water. He also said Texas 46 was covered with water in four places. Texas Department of Transportation officials closed the section of FM 1863 between Texas 46 and U.S. 281 because of high water.
Willmann, who has been working in the county for 15 years, said a flood of this type occurs once every two to three years, but this flood was the worst he had seen since the late 1980’s.
County Engineer Tom Homseth said the county road system fared well during the flooding, but the Indian Creek crossing at Bulverde Lane was washed out by high water.
“We lost a rectangular segment of asphalt about 15-feet long,” Homseth said. “We expect the road to be ready on Monday afternoon.”
Homseth added that county road crew? would be out for the next two days clearing debris such as
tree limbs and gravel from roads, but no structural damage was reported to county roads.
Homseth attributed the flooding to the effect of accumulated rainfall.
“Initially we had storms hit Friday and the runoff in some of these dry creeks hadn't taken its course,” Hornseth said. “The difference was the back-to-back rainfall. The rainfall must have been intense to cause this much damage.”
Willmann said he was hoping for a break in the rainfall, but his department was taking additional steps to ensure necessary aid for all areas of the county.
“We are spreading emergency vehicles and fire apparatus around the county so that we will not be denied access to any area of the county due to high water on the roads,” Willmann said.
All roads in the county are expected to be open to traffic today.
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displays, city officials said Officials said they were exploring lease options instead of buying but would make a final decision soon.
lf plans go smoothly, city officials said ihey hope to offer the display after WUstfest In early November and continue lo Jan. 1,1998.
h is possible that at the June 23 council meeting council could consider choosing a company to construct and install the lighting displays, city officials said
The cost of the project is estimated at about $277,000 and is expected to bring in about $21,000 in profits the first year. Subsequent years could bring nearly $100,000 to die city while providing a
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future five to IO years down the road and not just the present,” Holder said “We’re not in a crisis situation. We’re just planning ahead”
The jail will need additional room in three to five years, Middleton said. Expansion plans were drawn up and included in the onginal design of the jail, but he said he needed approval from the county commissioners and the jail commission before the actual expansion could take place.
Budget considerations also would have to be made, Middleton said and all
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kidneys, and a 33-year-old man with two children received his heart.
I urge anyone in this situation to do as we did and give other families hope for a future.
PAM HALEY LITTLEROCK, ARK.
DEAR MRS. HALEY: I offer my deepest sympathy on the tragic and untimely death of your beloved son. You and the rest of the family are to be commended for your act of generosity in the midst of your own shock and grief.
DEAR ABBY: My fiance and I
On the agenda
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Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees will conduct a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 Texas 46.
Topping the agenda are several report items. The first is a report from the Texas Association of School Boards on a district salary study that highlights CISD’s competitiveness in hiring teachers.
The board also will discuss the need for additional staffing.
Trustees will hear another report on proposals for bilingual programs. Texas Education Agency requires districts to implement a bilingual program when the district has more than 20 students with limited English ability in any one grade level.
CISD currently is required to provide bilingual programs for only grades one through four.
The business office will update the board on the 1997-1998 budget process.
The board will consider a resolution regarding traffic on U.S. 281. If approved, the resolution for
will be getting married in July, after an 18-month engagement. Throughout our engagement, my future mother-in-law has been trouble.
Early on, my future mother-in-law talked about giving me a big family bridal shower. I thought this was fine. As the months went by, the shower date kept changing. Now she says she wants to have a combination baby shower for her daughter and bridal shower for me, six days before our wedding.
Am I selfish because I want a separate bridal shower?
HURT IN PORTLAND, ORE.
safety measures will be presented to the Texas Department of Transportation at a meeting Thursday. The topic comes just months after a CISD bus was involved in an accident that left a mother and son in another car in critical condition.
Edwards Aquifer Authority
The Edwards Aquifer Authority will meet at 3 p.m. today at its office in San Antonio, 1615 N. St. Mary’s St., to consider a proposal that would enact aquifer management fees for all permitted well owners and increase average monthly bills by about 35 cents, officials have said. For more information, call (800) 292-1047.
Here is the current fee proposal with payment due by Aug. 30:
■ Municipal and industrial - $ 11 per acre foot of water
■ Agricultural - $2 per acre foot
Under the proposal more than
$300,000 was cut from research projects, including $30,000 from a proposed study to test a New Braunfels Utilities well near Landa Park.
DEAR HURT: You are not being selfish. You should have an individual shower.
According to the etiquette books, neither shower should be given by your future mother-in-law. Generally the maid of honor, a bridal attendant or another close friend—anyone who is not related—gives the bridal shower.
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“This is just the hist step,” Middleton said
County Judge Carter Casteel said the two administrators will go through the plan with the commissioners. She said the expansion could be paid using bond money or certificates of obligations, but it will cost the taxpayer little.
“Whatever the cost would be, they have a plan where they could probably pay for that,” said Casteel.
Casteel said the discussion likely will come up during the budget process in July.
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