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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 13, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, June 13, 2001 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3AFRIENDS/From 1A home. We aren’t selfish, nor cheap, nor a bunch of high rollers with our own agenda.” But the economic importance of Canyon Lake cannot be overlooked, he said. Friends of Canyon Lake formed to protect that economic importance, he said. “Canyon Lake is the economic driver for this part of Comal County,” he said. “If the lake is affected and people stop coming, businesses will close. There’s just no doubt about that.” “All of the swimming areas, all of the parks, all of the boat ramps become useless once the lake falls below the 900 msl level (mean sea level),” Wickman said in a written statement. Wickman said the group was fighting for reassurance that the lake level would not fall below 900 msl. ‘We’re not unreasonable,” he said. We just think the OBRA needs to do some study, some assessment of what the impact will be. If they don’t, how can they say it won’t be affected?” Bill West, OBRA general manager, said the group’s board would discuss both GBRA’s presentation to Friends of Canyon Lake and the Friends’ response to the GBRA proposal.SUNSHINE/From 1A When asked if the GBRA would consider delaying the permit approval process, West responded, “No.” “We’re going to discuss it Wednesday, when we meet,” West said. “That’s all I can tell you now.” The GBRA will hold its regular board meeting at IO a.m. today at the Seguin Independent School District boardroom. West has said in the past that the GBRA is wining to work with groups that presently oppose the permit amendment. He met with John Parker, executive director of the Friends of Canyon Lake this past week, to discuss ways to compromise. At that meeting, West proposed performing the economic study — if the permit was not delayed. The TNRCC will consider the permit for a second time on June 20. When the commissioners first discussed it in May, they asked GBRA to consider negotiating a compromise with Guadalupe Trout River Association. None of the other groups that requested a contested case hearing in the permit amendment were included in the discussions, nor was GRTU granted affected party status. West said earlier that GBRA had made an offer to GRTU and was waiting to hear if theCISD/From 1A long discussion on this. It (permit) could have a ramification on what we’re doing. It could affect the price of the land,” Clay said. Clay also said he thought it might be appropriate for Constanzo to write a letter to voice the district’s concerns. “There’s nothing wrong with him writing a letter. The superintendent can send a letter of concern at any time,” Clay said. Constanzo said the letter was based on what he, Bertelsen and district facilities consultant Roy Linnartz heard at Friday’s meeting in Comal County Commissioners’ Court with GBRA and the Friends of Canyon Lake. The Friends also have concerns about the potential financial impact the GBRA permit could bring to the lake. The interim superintendent confirmed the school board took no official vote on the matter during the May 24 executive session. District Attorney Dib Waldrip said he believed CISD did not violate any state statutes by discussing the matter in closed session, but he would be willing to investigate. Constanzo’s letter to TNRCC states the school district could be adversely affected financially if property values decrease as a result of GBRA taking 90,000 acre-feet from the lake to meet future water demands. Constanzo put a financial estimate into a letter drafted Monday to TNRCC officials. Using current Canyon Lake property values from the Comal Appraisal District, CISD financial staff calculated the district could lose $1,115,608 in tax revenue. The Comal Appraisal District currently has valued Canyon Lake property at $603,031,429. CISD took a IO percent reduction from that, or $60,303,143 at its current $1.85 tax rate, and calculated the district could lose $1,115,608 in tax revenue. According to the letter, the district would have to eliminate its 20 percent homestead exemption from CISD patrons to recover the loss. The district’s current tax rate on homes is $1.85 per $100 valuation. The average home valuation is $104,677, with a taxable value at $68,742. District finance director Abel Campos said neither the board of trustees nor district administrators have discussed eliminating the exemption. ‘We have no plans to do anything about it at this time,” Campos said. say, Tou don’t understand — I have cancer.’ They eventually got the pig. They’ve learned to deal with this the best way they can. And these kids — like most kids — deal with it with humor and a sense of fun.” Danny flew from his home in Alabama to Texas on Sunday — and has visited landmarks around the Hill Country since then. It is one of the first breaks he’s had since his leukemia was discovered in January. “They found it Jan. 30,” the high school senior said. “I had this bruise on my leg, it wouldn’t go away. And it kept growing. It started off kind of small, but grew up my entire leg — it was black and ugly.” Danny started oral chemotherapy for 90 days and then went on intensive chemotherapy. He shrugged off the reported effects of the chemo. “Whatever it takes,” he said. “It’s no big deal — you Obituaries LILLEUX Janice Anita Lilleux, age 55, passed away on June ll, 2001, in Seguin. She is survived by her parents, Morris and Dorothy Lilleux, of New Braunfels; brother Gordon Lilleux, of San Marcos; and sister Delene Cornell, of New Braunfels. Janice also is sur- have to get rid of it, right?” Danny did not let his cancer interfere with his good time during the week. And he has not stopped planning for the future. “I’m going to go to college somewhere,” he said. “I want to major in law enforcement. What I really want to do is join the SWAT team somewhere, something like that.” Danny is one of the older kids on the trip, Bailey said. Bailey and Rhoda Tomasco, founder of the Sunshine Kids, accept responsibility for the kids and their medical care. They travel with a nurse for every four kids, as well as a doctor. Each child has a phone card to call his or her parents, and each child is given something very special — a video of the vacation. “It’s one of the things I’m proudest of,” Bailey said. “It gives them a memory for life. And its a positive memory. For some of them, it may be one of the last mem ories they have. But it’s something their parents will have to remember the rest of their fives. And that’s a great responsibility for us, if you think about it.” For 9-year-old Alex Paris, the trip to Schfitterbahn has been the most fun thing so far on the trip. She flew from Illinois to Texas — complete with a set of cowboy boots and a cowboy hat. Monday, she got to pet Shamu, the famous Sea World whale. “He was wet and felt like squishy rubber,” she said. “Everyone got to pet him.” And all of it, Tomasco said, was courtesy of corporate sponsors, private donations and in-kind grants. “We rely on a lot of help from people who give us in-kind donations,” she said, looking around at the park. “Like today, Schfitterbahn is hosting us. Its a wonderful thing for the kids.” Places such as Schfitterbahn and Sea vived by her nieces and nephews: Bryan Hunter, of Dallas; Brandon Cornell, of Seguin; Danielle Lilleux, of San Marcos; Tia Parker, of New Braunfels; and Aaron Cornell, of New Braunfels. Funeral services will be at IO a.m. Wednesday, June 13 at Goetz Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mattie Ott offi ciating. Interment will follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Community of Christ Church, 1138 Dunlap Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130. Goetz Funeral Home World provide safe, healthy venues for the children to visit, Bailey said. And, you cannot come to Texas without a visit to its famous waterpark. “Not come to Schfitterbahn?” he asked. “That’s un-American. It’s    you’re in Texas,    you come to definitely not Texan. If    Schfitterbahn.” Watch Batteries Mt\a m nV' Sh Light up a MACANUDO. 3f8 banda Suite J. 629-2781 Remember DAD June 19th VISIT OUR CLIMATE CONTROLLED HUMIDOR 180 W. San Antonio ST, Toll Free 888-624-7473 ^LMkloric Downtown New BrflMfljjlj BROWER Bobby Gene Brower, 73, of McQueeney, passed away June 7, 2001. Visitation took place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Goetz Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Goetz Memorial Chapel with the Rev. David Eikenburg officiating. Mr. Brower was born on July 24, 1927, in Mexico, Missouri, to Harry and Ruth Brower. He was an active member of the McQueeney Baptist Church. SCHMIDT Funeral arrangements are pending at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels for Walter Daniel Schmidt, of New Braunfels, who passed away on Thurs- SCHEEL Tusnelda Scheel, of Sherman, Texas, passed away Monday, June ll, 2001, at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center in Sherman at the ige of 87 years. She was bom rn Oct. 3, 1913. Visitation is icheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Doeppen-ichmidt Funeral Home. Bobby Brower was also an active member of the Little People of America. He was the first controller of Smit-ty’s Grocery Store for 20 years and was a member of the Toastmasters of America. He was a realtor in both Texas and Arizona. Mr. Brower is survived by his best friend, Jim Mitchell of McQueeney; son Charles Brower, of Tempe, Arizona; daughter Cathy Gibson, of Glendale, Arizona; daughter Vicky Brower, of Missouri; brother Phil Brower, of Cafi- day, May 31, 2001, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at the age of 7 years. He was bom on June 3, 1993. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2001, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with burial to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in New Braunfels. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels forma; brother Paul Brower, of Missouri; brother John Brower, of Missouri; brother Jesse Brower, of Missouri; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ruth Brower; brother Joe Brower; brother Sammy Brower; and an infant sister. Goetz Funeral Home NKW Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Published on Sunday mornings and weekday mornings Tuesday through Saturday by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (USPS 377-880) 707 Landa St., or P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78131-1328. Periodical postage paid by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung in New Braunfels, Tbxas. Carrier delivered in Comal and Guadalupe counties: three months, $22.00; six months, $40; one year, $72. Senior Citizen Discounts by carrier delivery only: six months, $36; one year, $68. Mail delivery outside Comal County in Texas: three months, $31.80; six months, $58; one year, $109.50. Mail outside Texas: six months, $81; one year, $124.25. For missed or late newspapers, call (830) 625-9144, ext. 229, before IO a.m. Monday through Sunday for same-day delivery. Postmaster: Send address changes to the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Tx. 78131-1328. Funeral Services-- Jane Laura Serold — Funeral services will be at IO urn. today at First Protestant Church with interment to allow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels Howard E. Hoerster — Memorial service is scheduled for I p.m. today at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels. 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