New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP)
— NATO pounded Yugoslavia for a second night Thursday, following
I through on a pledge to sys-tematically destroy President Slobodan Milosevic's military forces unless he accepts a peace
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Bombs and missiles rained down on Kosovo’s capital of Pristina shortly after dark. The sky lit up with bright flashes as three heavy blasts were heard from the direction of an army base next to the airport.
Explosions also were heard north of Belgrade, in northern Kosovo, and in Serbia and Montenegro, the two republics that make up Yugoslavia.
“We’re going to systematically and progressively attack, disrupt, degrade, devastate and ultimately
— unless President Milosevic complies with the demands of the international community — we’re going to destroy these forces and their facilities and support,” said U.S. Gen. Wesley Clark, supreme commander of allied forces in Europe.
But there was no hint that the assault was causing Milosevic to
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Comal Farms developer Pat Garrett points out differences in his mobile home community, as compared to existing ones in New Braunfels. Units in the manufactured home community range between $39,000 and $70,000.
Mobile home developers making case for luxury, value in newly-annexed areas
By Bill O’Connell Staff Writer
Living conditions in mobile home communities can run the gamut of aesthetic and socioeconomic realities.
Comal Farms subdivision was started in 1998 on an 87-acre tract of unincorporated land in southeast Comal County. The 301-unit site became a part of New Braunfels this past year during the city’s latest annexation.
If ever there was a mobile home community that purported to be the flagship of the industry, it would be Comal Farms.
Developers claim almost $1.5 million has
been spent on infrastructure improvements and amenities at Comal Farms, which is about 50 percent completed.
A swimming pool, baseball diamond and 5-acre recreation site are among the facilities being built.
“That’s a very high-dollar park,” said Stephen Schultz, vice president of The Schultz Group, Inc., a local firm that performed engineering work for the Comal Farms site.
The price of mobile homes in Comal Farms varies from $39,000 to $70,000, according to community manager Meta King. With about 3.5 units per acre, the homes were designed as part of a spacious development off Goodwin
Lane and Faim-to-Market Road 306.
New Braunfels city council member Juliet Watson questioned the wisdom of incorporating Comal Farms and the recently annexed Northgate mobile home subdivision within the city limits.
She pointed to the economic burden mobile home developments added to local school districts and city services such as utilities, trash pickup and police patrols.
Watson also raised concerns about high crime rates related to mobile home communities.
See MOBILE/5ASherman honoredTexan of the Year award rings in annual conference
By Bill O’Connell Staff Writer
A political who’s who gathered Thursday evening at the New Braunfels Civic Center for an evening of light conversation, hearty backslapping and a few good stories.
State political leaders began the 33rd annual Texas Legislative Conference by naming Max Sherman the 1999 Texan of the Year. Sherman, former dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, joined a prestigious list of past recipients that included U.S. Sens. Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Texas Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock.
“I’ve known him a long time. He’s just a fine gentleman,” said Texas Speaker of the House Pete Laney, D-Hale Center.
Sherman said friends and colleagues from around the state and country had been congratulating him for the past several weeks after learning he had been chosen for the award. Most people told him they had heard he had been tabbed the top Texan through state and national \ publications, as well as on the Internet.
\ That kind of buzz was a benefit for the city of New Braunfels, Sherman said.
way, what happens here in New Braunfels calls a lot oflattention to the city from all over the country,” Sherman said.
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, Inc., president Michael Meek said the convergence of state leaders on the city for the two-day legislative conference was “a good economic development event.”
The conference drew a great deal of attention to New Braunfels, Meek said.
“Whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, it’s a really fun, down-to-earth event,” Meek said.
The legislative conference resumes at 8:30 a.m. today with an opening session. A series of panel discussions by state representatives, senators and political experts will begin at 9:00 arn. Lt. Gov. Rick Perry will speak at a noon luncheon before the conference adjourns at 1:30 p.m.
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With the “Little Dab of Texas” mural as a backdrop, Max Sherman celebrates his Texas of the Year award during Thursday’s Legislative Conference at the New Braunfels Civic Center. The two-day conference continues today.
Students play Easter Bunny, deliver baskets to Goodwin
By Heather Tooo Staff Writer
: The Easter Bunny came early for a group
Goodwin Primary students.
‘• April 4 is the official day for Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, but students in Tony Camarera)’s special education class at Canyon High School got hopping on festivities.
Kindergarten students in Ana Weissling’s bilingual class were greeted Thursday with smiles, handshakes, and brightly decorated Easter baskets assembled by Camareno’s students during a gift exchange.
“Our students are also getting things from the community, so this was a chance for us to give something back,” said Camarera), who h$s been a special education instructor in Comal Independent School District for six years.
Camareno was honored as a Herald-Zeitung Unsung Hero for his work to establish a vocational program for physically and mentally challenged students.
Camareno and his staff have helped many students in the vocational program to find employment within the community following graduation.
In addition, Camareno is helping to train his class for the Texas Special Olympics championships, scheduled for April IO in San Marcos. The CHS group is the second largest participating in the event.
The Easter basket project was coordinated through Communities in Schools and the high school.
High school student J. Ortiz said his classmates helped put toys, plastic eggs, candy and plastic grass in the baskets for the kinder-
Canyon High school aide Kate Pettit, right, helps Goodwin Primary kindergartener Andrew Medina accept an early Easter basket from J.Segura, a junior at Canyon High School on Thursday. Students in Tony Camareno’s special education class worked to prepare and deliver the baskets.Thursday’s Game
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