New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Clint Zingier (18 years), J.C. Reagan, Sara Autumn Koepp (Monday), Flo Pac karates, Deborah Werth, Paula Bredewater (Monday), Martfte Rodriguez (Monday), Rebecca Sierra (Monday), Car-olyn Bracks (Monday), Jonathan Meurin, Ellarene Sisals Deborah Grate (40 years), Danny Garcia, Steve Holbrook (13 years) and Margaret Persohn.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Liz and Glenn Coker (40 years), Mr. and Mrs. Reyes Torres (39 years), Edward and Maria SamadU (56 years) and Carta id lance Reid (I year)-To hove a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
dunes of rain9 cooler temperatures
Today— Mostly cloudy and cooler with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds near 10 mph.
Monday — Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s
Tunnday and Wodnaa
lay — Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the 60s. Highs in the 80s.
Visit Qniene Market Days today
Old Gruene Market Days will take place today from 10 a m. to 6 p.m. in historic Gruene. There will be more than 100 vendors on hand featuring a variety of arts and crafts items.
Motorists driving around town need to be on the look out for work crews in the following areas:
•Work crews will be preparing Hackberry Street near Katy Street for additional construction and reshaping.
•Texas Department of Transportation crews are continuing work to expand Interstate 35 between Solms Road and Farm-to-Market 3009 No lanes will be closed, but southbound exits, with the exception of FM 2252/FM 482, will be closed All northbound lanes are open
•Work soon will begin FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane, and traffic will likely be reduced to one lane this week.
The city of Seguin, the Seguin Housing Authority and the Seguin Board of Realtors will sponsor the second annual Seguin Housing Fair from 1 30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum. The fair will help residents from all income groups achieve homeownership
Cop coilsctof show continues toctay
The 46th semi-annual Greater San Antonio/Austin Collector Car Auction and Show will take place today at Wursthalle in New Braunfels. Gates open at 9 a.m., and the auction will be at 10 a.m.. Admission is $5 daily for adults and $3 daily for children. Children younger than 5 years old get in free. The show will feature 1931 Duesenberg J-183 LeBaron Phaeton and a 1968 Dodge Charger two-door hardtop owned by John Schneider
MmoTs out Friday for tho fair
It s time for the Comal County Fair. Both local school districts will be closed Friday so that teachers, administrators and students can attend the fair parade and fair activities.
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32 pages in four sections ■ Sunday, September 21,1997
Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years ■ Home of Clint Zingier
Vol. 145, No. 223
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104th Comal fair
Crowds flock to fairgrounds starting Tuesday
By DENISE DZIUK
The carnival grounds will open Tuesday, kicking off the 104th Annual Comal County Fair, and this year’s event should offer plenty of entertainment for local residents.
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percent on the weather.” he said. “We should be OK this year.”
Herbelin said there would be plenty of excitement and entertainment for all ages at this year's fair. Events include a bull buckout on Sunday, an expanded antique tractor show. a chili cookotf and plenty of livestock exhibits. In fact, livestock entries were being turned aw ay because of lack of space, he said.
This year also will mark the first Comal County Fair Kiddie Pedal Pull at the antique tractor pull. The pull will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, and trophies will be awarded for first and second places in each weight class.
The PRC A rodeo drew a large crowd last year. and Herbelin said the high quality show should be just as successful this year.
“We will be attracting contestants from 30 or 40 different states.” he said. ”Wre should
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HeraM-Zettung photo by Michael Darnall
HeraJd-Zeitung photo by Michael Daman
Ashley Sttta, a Canyon High School sophomore, tip* hor hat to judges during the modeling portion of the Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest Saturday morning.
The winner of the comsat will be announced Thursday evening during the first night of rodeo competition.
have some Canadian cowboys as well.” Fairgoers will notice some changes this year in the Comal Corral, where entertainment and dances take place, said Herbelin. The bandstand area was doubled, a new drink stand was built and the dancing area was increu>ed by 25 percent. A new lighting system also was installed, he said.
“What we’re trying to do is not only improve the grounds for the fair. but to make it more attractive for other events as well,” said Herbelin.
The fair wouldn’t be the same without the traditional parade on Fnday. Parade co-chairman [Fanny Scheel said about 150 entries are expected in this year’s parade, but some of those were multiple entries. He said the list of entries included six marching bands, four trucks with music groups or disc jockeys, the Gary Job Corps and floats from cities
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CISD mulls bond vote this week
From staff reports
Comal Independent School District trustees could take action W ednesday calling for a bond election to fund building and renovation projects in the district.
“I think at this point we have all the information we need and are probably ready to move forward,” said board president Dan Krueger.
The latest recommendation, presented to the board earlier this month, called for four propositions on a bond ballot, totaling SI02.5 million. The board spent roughly three hours reviewing that recommendation.
The first proposition, for roughly S81 million, called for renovations and expansions, three new schools and technology for the new campuses. The board debated at length whether to present the proposition as is, or w hether to break the high school issue out separately to
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No major injuries reported in bus mishap
By DENISE DZIUK
Ten Carl Schurz Elementary students taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital after their bus was involved in an accident Fnday morning were treated and released.
The bus was on its routine route at about 8:15 a.m. Fnday and was transporting fourth- and tifth-graders from Carl Schurz Elementary when it backed into a pickup truck at Farm-to-Market 725 and Meadow Crest.
“He had gone by the regular bus stop and didn't see any students,” said New Braunfels Independent School Distnct public information officer Leslie knewaldt. “Just as he w as dm mg past, some kids came out, so he put the bus in reverse to pick them up.”
Knewaldt said thai w hen the bus started backing up. it hit a pickup truck that was in its blind spot.
Knewaldt said there were about 30 students on the bus at the time of the accident Eight of the students w ere transferred by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Serv ices to McKenna Memonal Hospital as a precaution.
The remaining students were picked up bv another bus and taken to school, she said. Once at school, two more students began to complain of aches and w ere sent to the nurse’s office and were taken to the hospital by their parents. Knewaldt said all IO children had been released by mid-afternoon.
“It w as kind of a precaution that if they did have any kind of ache or pain they got it looked at to make sure it wasn’t senous,” she said.
knewaldt said the driver of the bus was shaken up but did not receive injuries. The dnver to the pickup mick also was taken to McKenna Memonal Hospital as a precaution.
Knewaldt saki that while notifying parents of those students sent to the hospital was a pnonty, the parents of all the students involved were notified, and “school staff worked wonderfully” at calling the parents.
Notifying a few of the parents took a little longer because of telephone numbers given to the school were not current, she explained. She said this was a good time to remind parents to update numbers for contacting them dunng the day.
Hot weather turns milder today
Cooler temps come in time for autumn
By DAVE) DEKUNOER
Atter suffering through temperatures that soared into upper 90s this past week, local residents can expect much cooler temperatures during the first week of tall.
The mercury soared to IOO degrees on Sept. 9 and 99 degrees on Sept 3, the
hottest days this month so far.
The cooler temperatures could not have come at a better time as fab will begin on Monday at 6:56 p.m.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Ellis said temperatures will drop by about IO degrees today.
The forecast calls for a high of 85 degrees today. That forecast is supposed to stay the same for the rest of the week.
“It looks like for Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday we will have temperatures slightly below normal in the lower to mid 80s during the daytime with overnight lows in the mid 60s,” Ellis said.
The forecast tor Thursday and Fnday look the same, Ellis said.
Ellis said weather conditions are changing because of a new front.
“It is coming from the northwest in what we call the Pacific system,” Ellis said.
“It is cool but not as cold as opposed to the systems that originate from Canada and the Arctic. Pacific systems give us the best chances for rain.”
In fact, New Braunfels and Comal County residents could expect some ram this week. There is a 40 percent chance of rain on Monday and 30 percent on Tuesday.
HeraJd-Zettung photo by Michael Darnall
Kenneth McMahan carri** hie daughter Taylor across the Comal Rtvar on hie back leat weak during lh* hot weather. Swimming will be a bit dtf-flcuit today with temperatures cooling kilo th* TO* and SO*.