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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY March 2001 12 pages in 2 sections 12 pages in Z sccti HERALDZEITUNG 110 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Meningitis at SVHS No news good news BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SMITHSON VALLEY Public health officials report ed no new meningitis cases on Monday as Smithson Val ley High School wrapped up its second day of One of the 16yearold boys stricken with the bacteria that causes spinal meningitis returned home from the hos Sunday as the other continues to Nearly half of the student body now is inoculated against Subtype C of the bac teria that causes meningo coccal commonly called spinal Comal County Public Health Authority Dorothy said more than 350 SVHS students received vaccinations Mon bringing the total to about Health officials started a threeday vaccina tion program on Saturday to prevent spread of the See Whats Up WHAT IS MENINGITIS What Neisseria Meningitis is the bacteria that causes spinal meningi It is very and is carried in the mouth and It can be spread by Risk Spinal meningitis can be fatal if not treated promptly with In it can cause nerve or brain damage including loss of speech or intelligence or PREVENTION thorough Do not share uten drinks or Do not kiss someone who is of might be Avoid overcrowded con The wild blue Experts say early bluebonnets to be abundant JESSIE Although signs of winter still Texas bluebonnets are beginning to pop up around Loop 337 and throughout the BRENHAM AP Not only is Texas bluebonnet season a bit but experts say blooms of the states official flower are expected to be Thats thanks to a warm and wet Our landscape specialists say this will be a good Bill Texas Depart ment of Transportation media told the Houston Chronicle in Mondays Its the moisture weve Some blooms were spotted this past month in Central Texas bluebonnets along with pink and yellow flowers are Whats Up For information on where wildflowers are call the Texas Department of Transportations travel hot 800 452 showing their pretty heads on Texas FarmtoMarket Road 1863 and other highways in Comal See 4B board takes up street projects again BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels infrastruc corpora tion again will consider pro posals for street and drainage projects Scheduled to meet at 7 at the municipal the also called the 4B plans to conduct pub lic hearings on community projects and Council decided this past week to send a proposal for six drainage and street improvements back to the 4B board for The proposed projects include improvements on Wright Hill Drive Comal Avenue storm drainage and reconstruction Gruene Road storm drainage and reconstruction the Coun ty Line Road extension and Landa Street drainage In the board pro posed setting aside mil lion of its revenues which come from a portion of sales taxes each year to allow the city to make payments for up to million in cer tificates of New Braunfels had planned to use the certificates of obligation to pay for the street and drainage improve council decided to ask the 4B board to recon sider its original The council asked the board to get information from city staff consider an alternative funding plan pro posed by Councilman Robert Kendrick and reexamine the street projects and Also the board plans to conduct public hear ings on funding requests for the Westside Community downtown improve new soccer fields and the Morpheus Recreation Westside Community Cen ter organizers are asking the Whats Up WHO improvement corporation also called the 4B board WHAT Meeting and public hearings WHEN 7 Wednesday WHERE Municipal build 424 Castell 4B board for up to The center received a grant from the Kronkosky Chari table Foundation for this past The First Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels donated the land for the cen The center also received donations from the Americana Music Fest San Anto nio Area Foundation and the The center officials provid ed three funding options a matching grant to the Kronkosky grant matching grant to donations from community and churches or a Designed to serve as a resource center for atrisk teenagers and the entire com the Westside Com munity Center will house a diabetic education Family Literacy Training a West side entrepreneurial program and Head Organizers also plan to include after school sports and cultural arts family litera cy training and high tech computer The community center will teach classes in a partner ship with the Alamo Com munity College Also the board will hear comments on a plan to build three new soccer fields at Doeppenschmidt Road and Interstate The New Braunfels Yduth Sports See 4B Stock show buyers honor SV ag teacher JESSIE Buyers were busy doing their part Saturday at the livestock Volunteers mark the spot of the last sale with a ban dana so the proper paper work can find its way to the BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Parents and community members honored Smithson Valley High agri culture teacher Sam who is battling during the Comal County Junior Livestock Show on A group of buyers purchased the grand champion steer in his Womble is undergoing chemothera py to treat bone marrow He is not allowed out of the house often but he managed to make it to the auc tion Saturday to watch the students he has mentored during the livestock He sat in the out of the dust and away from the but Auction results from stock homemaking he came to see said Liz secretary of the livestock And to honor a group of people got together and bought the grand More than 10 business many of them with children exhibit ing in the chipped in to buy the shown by Sara The grand champion steer sold for the highest price at the livestock Mooney had only praise for the high school who has been an instructor at Smithson Valley for eight He is an outstanding she He just adores the Hes a great Mooney said preliminary estimates showed the show earned between and at the auction and the rest from club funds and the silent auc It was she We think its just Weve counted the money from the auction and it equals We think the rest will come from club funds arid the silent This past the auction raised a total of more than double See Two file for Bulverde city council BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE Two old hands in the Bulverde munic ipal scene are seeking elec tion to city Stan former may or of Bulverde filed to be on the May 5 city council ballot Monday Current councilman War ren Alston also filed for re Councilman Rick whose term is up this had not filed for re election as of a Bul verde City Hall official Two council seats and the job of city marshal are up for grabs in the May 5 William Bill Utterback is campaigning for city mar Alston and Blaylock are former mayors of two of the four cities that incorporated and merged in the Jate 1990s to become the City of Bui In January Bul verde Northwest was incor porated into In May Bob former mayor of Bulverde was elected the first mayor of Bulverde in a con test with Barton was reelected to a twoyear term in May Barton has said he expect ed this to be his last term as mayor of See INSIDE 5A Classifieds Comics 3B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A 3A Sports 9A Key Code Buying begonias JESSIE Eager to start his spring Lem Skaggs picks out some begonias Monday afternoon at ;