New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 10, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
-SUNDAY OCTOBER 10, 2004
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DEAR ABBY 6C CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS SCI pleads guilty to arson in juvenile court
By Bon Maloney
A 14-year-old Spring Branch boy has pleaded guilty in juvenile court to arson and has been remanded into cus
tody at a Round Rock Texas Youth Authority facility.
Comal County Fire Marshal Un Manford said the youth was one of three suspects taken into custody near the scene of a June 11 fire that
destroyed a Spring Branch mobile home.
Proceedings are pending against the other two, a boy and a girl both age 15.
The fire was believed set by the trio, who investigators
believe forced entry to the unoccupied home in the 6000 block of Apache Moon.
The fire caused about $35,000 damage.
Manford said the investigation was aided by a neigh
bor who saw the three teens leave the burning residence just before smoke became obvious.
“It was a neighbor watching out for neighbors who was able to provide valuable
information to the deputies, enabling them to quickly locate suspects,” Manford said.
The fire was the first in See CASE, Page 3A
Full order of flu vaccine received
McKenna Children's Museum Coordinator Peggy Maxwell and McKenna Health System Chief Executive Officer Tim Briety look over the building plans for the old H-E-B building on West San Antonio Street. McKenna Health Systems is expanding and renovating the building for the new HealthLink and Children's Museum.
McKenna Health System to expand Children's Museum
By Scott Mahon
McKenna Health System will begin the renovation and expansion of the old H-E-B building on West San Antonio Street where it will relocate the McKenna Children’s Museum.
The new 66,000 square-foot facility also will combine McKenna’s HealthLink outreach program, a 3,000 square-foot outdoor exhibit, a 14,000 square-foot gymnasium, banquet rooms and classrooms.
Tim Briety, chief executive officer for McKenna I lealth System, said groundbreaking for the $8 million project will be in late October or early November, and will be funded by the McKenna Healthcare Foundation.
Officials said the McKenna
Children's Museum, which has existed 18 years and was located at 386 West San Antonio St., will be in a transition phase until the project is completed.
“Tile museum will continue to participate in key community events, collaborate with other arts and cultural organizations and spend time at area schools,” said Briety. “in other words, it will be a museum without walls until the new facility is completed. But we are looking forward to bringing a premier children's museum to New Braunfels that will serve the entire region as well as New Braunfels.”
Bill Morton, McKenna I lealth System board chairman, said
See MUSEUM, Page 12A
A rendering of the floor plan of the New McKenna HealthLink and Children's Museum. The 66,000 square-foot building will include a 3,000 square-foot outdoor exhibit along with a gymnasium, banquet rooms and classrooms.
GRUENE MUSIC AND WINE FEST
■ Tickets are still available. Call 629-5077 or log on to www.gruenehall.com and click on the "get tickets" link.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
■ 10:30 a.m. -Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist with Bret Graham, The Bells of Joy and Buckner Fanning.
■ 2 to 9 p.m. — Texas Style Music Fest: The Best of Americana and Texas Music.
18th annual Gruene Music, Wine Fest brings guests from across Texas
By Scott Mahon
Sunny skies prevailed Saturday as hundreds of visitors sipped wine at the 18th annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest.
“It’s been a great turnout,” said Mary Jane Nalley, who coordinated the event that benefits Hope Hospice and United Way of Comal County. “There are people here from New Mex
ico, Dallas, Houston and Austin. The weather turned out great. Last year it rained, so we’ve had a better crowd this year, plus I think when the Texas-Okla-homa game is over, more people will come on out.”
Friday night at Gruene Hall, music lovers enjoyed a “Rockin’ with Texas Wine and Food” dinner and a concert by Michael Martin Murphey.
“It’s probably been 20 years
at least since he’s been to Gruene Hall,” Nalley said. “He put on a great show.”
Saturday, wine tasters enjoyed tasting wines from 18 Texas wineries at The Grapevine.
“We really love Texas wines, it’s been great,” said Denise Dai-gre of Houston.
Maureen Qualia, who's family owns Val Verde Winery, said
See GRUENE, Page 3A
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Alisa Saba, left, and Marian Benson help Susan McCollough out of a barrel of grapes at the Grape Stomp T-snirt booth Saturday afternoon at the 18th annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest.
By Scott Mahon
The Comal County Public I lealth Department received its full order of flu vaccine, which will allow high risk groups to receive their annual flu shot.
County Nurse Karon Preiss said earlier this week that the department received only 1,750 vaccines out of 7,000 ordered and that the department had canceled all outside business and school clinics and postponed three senior citizen clinics at the Comal County Senior Citizen Center, die Canyon I .ake Recreation and Resource Center and the Bulverde Clinic.
“We will be going ahead with our senior citizen clinics as previously planned, but we will be giving vaccines strictly according to Centers for Disease Control guidelines,” Preiss said Friday. “The senior clinics will be for age 65 and older only.”
The export license for British flu vaccine manufacturer Chiron Corp., which supplies half of the vaccines given in the United States, had been yanked by the ILK. Medicines and Ilealthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
Although the Comal County healdi department did not order its vaccines from Chiron, CDG put a hold on vaccine shipments from all other suppliers.
The Texas Medical Association also is encouraging Texas employers, pharmacies and clinics to cancel plans to provide flu shots to employees so vaccines will be available for people who most need them.
“T here is still a shortage across the nation and in Comal County," Preiss said. "All providers were asked to administer vaccines according to CDG guidelines. But many of our healthy patients who take the vaccine yearly have been calling and offering their dose and appointment to be used for high risk patients. We're working together in the health care community to insure that those with the greatest need are protected.”
COMAL COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT SENIOR CITIZEN CUNIC SCHEDULE
■ Comal County Senior Citizens Center. For senior 65 years and older only. Friday,
Oct. 22, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
■ Canyon Resource and Recreation Center. For seniors 65 years and older only, Friday, Oct. 29,
9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.To be held at the new Canyon Lake Recreation Center
■ Bulverde Senior Citizens Clinic. For seniors 65 years and older only. Friday, Nov. 5, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.To be held at the new Comal County Public Health Clinic in Bulverde
PRIORITY GROUPS FOR VACCINATIONS
■ Children ages 6 to 23 months.
■ Adults ages 65 and older.
■ People between 2 and 64-years-old with underlying chronic medial conditions.
■ All women who will be pregnant during flu season.
■ Residents of nursing homes and longterm care facilities.
■ Children between 6-months and 18-years-old on chronic aspirin therapy.
■ Health-care workers involved in direct patient care.
■ Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children younger than 7 months.
Another church is profiled in our weekly series of churches in Comal County.