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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas ;.p‘:; vm 'K ; 'A \ f, «*; SS?- Local teams brace for district play — Page 1B New Braunfels r”“ bm tim t h# ■ E «NKU I Ej- P*SQ. TX 79903- * 22 pages in three sections ■ Friday, September 26,1997 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Home of IM Hay Dieter! Vol. 145, No. 227 Inside Editorial........................................4A Sports......................................1B-3B Comics.........................  4B Marketplace.............................1-6C Dear Abby....................................3A UwHwaMMung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Amy Mark (Saturday), Vdetta Orth (Saturday), Christopher Smith (Saturday), linda Kay Dieters Phil PAitt-tiuuin, Erv Schaefer, Debbie Flores, Ako! “Butch” Kanz, Zachary Rosales (2 years belated), Amber Garza, Doris Chapin Christina Vargas and Tina Marie Diaz. Happy Anniversary wishes go to Rachel and Jesse Castillo. To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144. Poisn Count Mold— 1,078    Cocklebur —20 « led — 242    Cedar Elm — trace rn—sd h pan par cubic roar ct ar. Hbrnmcn pended by Dr Rank Hampel) HL Inin ■ ■■■ n n nim nuuviiMiuOvl Cornel River — 299 cube feet per second, same as Thursday, towards AQutrer ramner canyon we* — 625.41 Met above sea level, up .03 kom Thursday. Canyon Dam dscharge — 355 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 204 cts Canyon lake level — 908.74 feet above sea level (Above coneervafton pool) New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping 5.849 mtton gallons of surface wafer Wednesday, and 504,000 gallons of well water were wUP kl rtoti fof wttktnd Tonsil — Clear Low near 60. Light northeast wind. I slur day — Partly cloudy High m the lower 90s. East wind 5 to 10 mph. ■y — Morning cloudiness with partly cloudy afternoons Highs in the 80s. Lows in the 50s for toid wok Motorists driving around town need to be on the look out for work crews in the following areas •Crews will be working on Hackberry Street near Katy Street •Seidel Street is undergoing repairs. •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 2252yFM 482 will be closed All northbound lanes are open •Work on culverts and drainage areas has begun on FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane Work on the actual pavement will probably be delayed until next week because of the recent showers Once pavement work begins, traffic likely win be reduced to one lane Food bank tanks The SOS Inc., Food Bank needs to restock its shelves. The items needed the most are canned milk, canned meats, vegetables, fruit, peanut butter, soups, cereals, laundry items, shampoo and bath items. To make donations, call 629-3663 or bring them to 248 Merriweather St. To apply to receive the food come by the office and fill out an application You will need to state the source of your income. ^Herald-Zertuny photo by Michaal D Fairgrounds this WMK. A children's Nicole Byss Brooks chee kl out tho antique tractors st the Cornel County tractor Dull will Discs at 3 D.m. Saturday near the anticus tractors. Children travel through time on antique tractors Farm exhibit brings back memories for fair old-timers By MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor Four-year-old Nicole {kooks and her Little brother John Jr., 2, dart around the wheels of the big tractor, playing peek-a-boo and pointing to the big seat. With the help of their father s strong arms and large hands, Nicole lands in the seat of the tractor, grabbing the stecnng wheel with hands barely big enough to go around it. This could be a scene from a local ranch about 70 years ago. but it really took place Wednesday afternoon at the 104th Comal County Fair. The Antique Farm Show. with tractors, engines and farm equipment, brings back those old farming days and exposes youngsters and adults alike to the teds farmers used then and now. And it has pan en to be one of the more popular attractions of the annual county fair. “This is the fifth year we’ve had this,” said one of the organizers. Gene Moeller. Although he did not know how many tractors would be shown at this yew’s fur. he did say there were 39 exhibits at the 1996 fair Fairgoers can see these antique tractors — many of which still work — and even climb on for a test sit. Tractor owners buy them or inherit them from family members. Comal Cranium to Tractor*, Page 2A mr    * — lr w    At?j* Rodeo royalty Alright, 1906 Rodeo Queen Rachel Cavan crowned Tiffany Sr Comal County Rodeo Queen Thursday. Above from MI am IHT Rodeo Queen TMany Lttlepege, Mas Rodeo Texas Sheuna Huitron and princess AaMay Sllta. Hwaid-Zaitung photos by »    al MCVuMt L/duflmH Ragweed season keeps many residents sneezin’ By DAVID DCKUNDER Staff Writer Keep the facial tissue close at hand — ragweed season is here. People can expect to sneeze, cough and Mow thor nose through it Dr. Frank Hampel, a local allergist, said ragweed counts have been at moderate levels so far this year. “It has actually not been as bad as we thought, because we thought we would have a more severe season because of the rain we had,” Hampel said. He said ragweed pollen counts had been in the low 100s. Pollen counts above 200 would be considered severe. “Now with. the cold front coming in and the winds picking up, it may he a little mole severe this week, ’ Hampel said. Ragweed grows from I to IO feet tall along roadways and areas where the grasses are not cut, Hampel said Ragweed pollinates from September until the end of October. “We haven’t reached the peak, which usually occurs around the last week of September,” Hampel said He said people have different reactions to the ragweed pollens. Some get the itchy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and running nose while others have more severe reactions. Ragweed allergies can be treated with over-the-counter antihistamine decongestants and prescription nasal sprays, Hampel said. Anergy shots taken on a chronic year around can help as well. To avoid allowing pollens into the home when the pollen count is high, Hampel said windows should be closed and air filters should be changed Dsijucisiy. Meet Gizmo Gizmo toe rodeo down scratches hie bird legs Thuredey evening trying humor the crowd et the rodeo. Thuredey night County OKs funding for Improvements Commissioners approve COs for building projects By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court Thursday approved S6 million in certificates of obligation. The money is earmarked for purchasing another building, constructing a new justice of the peace office building, county jail expansion, building renovations and improvements to law enforcement communications systems. On the commissioners w ish list is buying the old Reagan. Bunns. Dierksen, Lamon and Bluntzer law firm building located across the street from the courthouse at 205-225 N. Seguin Avenue County Judge Carter Casteel said the county had already contracted to buy the 7,600 square-feet building for $425,000. “We have entered into a contract which will be closed by Oct. 15 on the building." Casteel said. She said commissioners discussed using the building to house the tax assessor-collector’s office, currently on the first floor of the county courthouse annex. The tax assessor—collector’s office space could be used for other county functions. Commissioner Moe Schwab said. “Commissioners Court could mov e downstairs and we probably incorporate somebody else w ith Projects on tip Comal County Commissioners Court approved $6 million in certificates of obligation to help fund several county projects. The projects include: • Expanding the county jai to 192 more beds: $4.6 million. • Purchasing the old Reagan, Burros, Dierksen, Lamon and Bluntzer law firm building at the comer of Min Street and Seguin Avenue for $425,000. • Building a new justice of the peace office build- L|j| Sww OaMIav |« jKl/skk > a aa ii ing in o&tiior wmcfi win also house a sheriff s substation and animal control office. Price tag: $200,000. • Roofing the old courthouse and removing asbestos: $200,000. • New mug shot and computer-aided dispatch system: $189,000. • Upgrading county’s communication systems by adding relay towers throughout the county: $150,000. us. possibly the environmental (enforcement) office,” Schwab said. Turn to County, Page 2A Searchers discover body of second drowning victim By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County Sheriff*s deputies and game wardens Thursday found the second of tw o ser-vicewomen believed to have drowned in Canyon Lake Saiurdav night. The body of Charmeen Sal-vauerra, 23, was found floating near the Holiday Lodge Boat ramp in the lake at approximately 8:15 a.m. by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden Charlie Koenig, Sheriff* s spokesman Lt. David Oft said. Justice of the Peace Howard “Curly” Smith declared Salvatier-ra dead at 9:45 a m , On said Salvatierra’s body was found two days after the body of Man-cella Chapa, 27. was found float ing in the middle of the lake at noon Tuesday Police said an autopsy on Sal-vanerra’s body was performed on at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San .Antonio Thursday “She (Salvatierra) was found approximately a half a mile from the first one (Chapa)," On said. Chapa and Salvatierra, both stationed at Lackland Air Force Base in San .Antonio, went boating at Canyon Lake with Lackland serviceman Robert Hammond. 30, between 9 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. When the three got to the middle of the lake, they decided to go swimming. None of the three were wearing lifejackets, police said. Hammond tried to anchor their boat in 70 feet of water, even though the anchor line was only Turn to Drowning, Page 2A X C night tv rodeo Comal County Mr. HaraU-Zaitung Oho*) toenail 1-35 funding request still in holding pattern From amt reports The Texas Transportation Commission took no action Thursday on speeding up the process to expand Interstate 35 in New Braunfels. Local avie leaders were hoping that the commission would approve $32 million tor the expansion of Interstate 35 between Farm-to-Market 306 and Texas 46 for 2001. The project would complete the expansion of 1-35 through New Braunfels Construction is already set to begin on a $50.6 million project this tall on 1-35 from South Loop 337 to south of Texas 46. That project will expand the interstate to eight lanes. At its August meeting the commia- Tum lo Funding, Page 2AWinners of the fair dance contest — Page 8A; fair schedule and map — Page 3A ;