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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas TLU football coach resigns NEW BF HERALD t ivi V I m i in JL THURSDAY November 2001 14 pages in I sections NG 2 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents iCouncil to interview city manager candidates FROM STAFF REPORTS i Three current city man agers and a former county administrator are in the hunt to become city manager of New Chuck consultant for Ralph Andersen and Asso released Wednesday the names of the finalists who will interview with city council on A fifth candidate was asked to Rohre said that person had a sched uling The four who will interview are Ron former Jef ferson County resident of Charles Chuck city manager of Texas James Jim city manager of Texas and Michael city man ager of Mayor Stoney Williams The people that are on that list have excellent qual I am very confi dent that we will find a good city manager on that New Braunfels city coun cil selected the candidates during a closed meeting Mon day with The consul tant brought a list of 10 can didates who were chosen from among 82 The new city manager will replace Mike who retired in Former New Braunfels city manager Hec tor Tamayo has been acting as interim city manager in the As Jefferson County Holliday implemented regu lations and procedures adopt ed by the county commis sioners for a county of about His duties included directing annual budget Jeffer son which includes See Bad weather in store High likelihood of intense storms should drop by weekend BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Wednesday afternoons thun dershowers could be a harbinger of things to National Weather Service meteorologists National Weather Service mete orologist Larry Peabody said there would be a really good chance of thunder storms today and Friday and possibly more to come during the although the likelihood would be For at least the next two youre looking at the possibility of hail and heavy rain with some flash Peabody He cautioned that localized seri ous rains are far from a sure But these thunderstorms seem to be fairly Peabody Weve been fairly dry but that doesnt mean were going to stay that Slowmoving storms rolled east ward through Comal County dampening dry Today and Friday have a 70 percent chance of High tem peratures will be in the 70s with lows in the By the the chance of storms will be reduced below 30 CHRIS Oakwood homes sales manager Fredrick Perez center and a driver survey the damage of their bill board Wednesday that fell due to strong Perez estimated the damage at to Peabody recommended that people who live in low areas or must travel on low water cross ings should monitor radio and television and NOAA weather drive through flooded low water crossings and stay away from creek banks and river Peabody County Engineer Tom who supervises the Comal County road said road crews were prepared for serious if it This is typical for Were always ready for things like Well just make sure were ready to respond as we always Hornseth Comal County Sheriffs Patrol Brent Paullus said county dis patch always monitored the National Weather and deputies were whatev er the weather Were out there all the time Paullus Our dis patch personnel will keep the deputies Smokeout kicking butt 25 years JESSIE With today marking the 25th annual Great American the American Cancer Society is urging cigarette smokers around the nation to kick the BY ANN COUSIN Herald Zeitung Correspondent An estimated new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this accord ing to the American Cancer An astounding 87 percent of lung cancer deaths are believed to be a result of For it might be time to consult with a doctor about the risk factors for this devastating disease and how it can be This year the ACS cele brates the 25th anniversary of the Great American Smoke out 25 years of encouraging people to quit smoking and to commit to a healthier way of Movies and television pro grams filmed 20 to 30 years ago portrayed smoking as n socially correct way of It might come as a surprise to know how many of those movie and television person alities actually died from a tobaccorelated On this 25th the ACS pays tribute to the hundreds of musicians and athletes who have lost their lives to smok ing related Listed are just a few included in that tribute Desi actor Hubert vice president Lucille actress See Comal road wish list TxDOT says BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Comal County has enough short term transportation needs to deplete all funds for similar projects in the entire 12county San Antonio District of the Texas Department of Trans TxDOT officials said during Wednesdays public meeting at the New Braunfels Municipal The sobering news did not stop city and county representatives from sub mitting their annual wish list for road projects to be considered for inclu sion in the states 20032006 Rural Transportation Improvement Pro Updated the program is a working document of prioritized trans portation projects to be funded during the next five The local list included funds for widening Landa Street and Walnut addressing congestion on Texas remedying the dangerous Texas 46 and FarmtoMarket Road 3159 intersection near Smithson Val ley High School and preserving future right of way possibly for a new out er loop before land is Some projects still can take up to 20 years to Judy TxDOT Advance Planning But several local officials said the time is now to designate of way for future road alignments and particularly northwest of New Were seeing new subdivisions coin ing in week after and these are big tracts with largo Tom Comal County With development coining in at such a its critical to start pre serving right of It will be a lot more expensive in the future to move buildings and When you ask TxDOT to build you a half of the time is spent in just getting the right of way and utilities in Comal County Judge Danny School echoed the adding that one of his pet projects is designating land for an outer loop outside of New Part of the effect would be to Texas 46 traffic directly to Interstate Its better to reserve the right of even though we may not See Habitat for Humanity breaks new ground BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Rosa Martinez and her Raymond and Issac have a lot more to be thankful for this holiday season than in years Wednesday the rain stopped about long enough so Martinez and a few of her friends could join Habitat for Humanity and the Scooter Store in a Whats Up To donate to Habitat for write to Comal County Habitat for Box New groundbreaking for in several will be the first home she has ever The Martinez which will be a single three square foot frame will be com pleted sometime next weather It will be the eighth Habi tat home built in Comal County and the seventh in New who is raising her ages 19 and never in her life thought shed be able to own her own See HABITAT77A INSIDE Abby Classifieds Comics 8A Crossword 5A Forurn 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports 2A Key Code Fire Marshals office suspects teenagers in arson incidents BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CANYON IAKE Comal County Fire Marshals Office investigators came closer to closing the book on a pair of arson fires one going back to 1998 finding two 15 yearold boys they think might be according to Fire Mar shal Lin a 19year old Canyon Like man is about to be charged in u third breaks in the arson cases Man ford said he and Deputy Fire Marshal Wayne FllingUm aie still seeking leads in live oth er tires that occurred in the Cranes Mill and Startzvillu areas within the past several See ;