New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 6, 1980

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 06, 1980

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Micro! lim Cejiter, Inc. P.O. Box 45    6 ran as Tx 751: 55 Annexation: Comal residents tell Schertz no Wednesday Taylor Communications Inc 25 cents    August 6,1980 Vol. 89 - No. 34 32 Pages — 3 Sections (USPS 377 880) New Braunfels, Texas By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Officials of the City of Schertz Tuesday tried to tell Comal County residents it was fear of San Antonio that prompted them to consider annexing their land. But the residents attending the public hearings at Schertz City Hall didn’t want to hear about that. Schertz is in another county, and too far down Interstate 35 to be considered “hometown” just yet. On the contrary, several residents remarked after the hearing they would rather be annexed, if at all, by the City of New Braunfels. “We do all our business and shopping in New Braunfels. Our banks, our schools, our churches: they’re not in Schertz, they’re in New Braunfels,” John Fuhrmann, a homeowner living on the tract, said. Of three tracts up for annexation by Schertz, a city in northeast Bexar County, 207.9 acres along 1-35 north of Schwab Road are in Comal County. “Even our telephone service is linked to New Braunfels. If we became part of Schertz, we’d have to make a longdistance call just to phone City Hall,” Fuhrmann added. Resident Martin Sada told Schertz City Manager Jimmy Gilmore and members of the city council Comal County had a fire station closer to him than Schertz’s, and the taxes he paid were already providing him with police protection, garbage pickup and other services. “ITI say it a thousand times: I don’t see the reason why we should join the City of Schertz," he said. “We do not say we will automatically force these services on you,” Gilmore replied. He and Schertz Mayor Jack Stomackin said Schertz was in the “preliminary stages” of negotiation with New Braunfels over an agreement to settle extraterritorial jurisdiction boundaries. “But you can’t reach an agreement unless the ETJs overlap,” Gilmore said. “By moving out there, we do create an overlapping effect.” And such an agreement is necessary, See ANNEXATION, Page IBA Attorney Eddie Badouh, second from left, talks with Comal County residents about Schertz's proposed annexation Staff photo Staff photo Post office facelift Leo Baylor (foreground) and Nat Garcia, of Stiefer Painting Co., Austin, apply coats of fresh paint to the post office at Casted Avenue and Mill Street The building is also getting its roof redone. Lawmen arrest man after chase A San Antonio man who reportedly stole a car in San Marcos was arrested south of New Braunfels Wednesday morning by local law enforcement officers who c hased him on the highway and finally on foot. I/ouis E. Johnson, 22, was in city jail awaiting magistration on car ti left charges after reportedly leading police on a high-speed chase on 1H 35, police LL John McEachern said. I/Ocal officers intercepted the stolen Pontiac Trans-Ain reportedly driven by the suspect at the intersection of IU 35 and Highway 45 North, McEachern said Police patrol units, Sheriffs Department units and highway patrol cars picked up the chase, as the suspect headed through New Braunfels at speeds of up to IOO miles per hour, the lieutenant indicated. South of town, the fleeing auto was involved in a minor accident after apparently trying to drive on the shoulder to pass several cars. The suspect lost control of the cai and drove through the median between IH 35 and the frontage road, snapping one of the axles in the process, reports indicated. He fled on foot, only to be run down by at least IO officers, McEachern said. “It looked like a swarm of hornets out there,” he said. Senate panel grilling Justice about Billy Carter WASHINGTON I API - The Justice Department asked Congress today for stronger powers to enforce the law that Billy Carter flouted for 18 months before he registered as an agent for the libyan government. Robert L. Keuch, associate deputy attorney general, testified before a special Senate subcommittee that resMiied hearings on the affairs of President Carter’s younger brother. Although the younger Carter was asked by the department to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act in January 1979, Ik* did not do so until last July 14. Inside BULVERDE ____ COMICS...... COUNTY AGENT CROSSWORD. . DEATHS The department did not press charges, although it filed a civil action in an attempt to restrain Billy Carter’s activities. Keuch told the subcommittee the department endorses recommendations of the General Accounting Office that it be granted administrative subpoena power, as well as authority to require foreign agents to give written notice they are claiming exemptions under the law, “The department, within the constraints of its budget, is attemping to comply with its commitment to utilize the enforcement tools at its disposal to KALEIDOSCOPE Cl 8 OPINIONS .....A4 SPORTS............... Cl 4 SOIL CONSERVATION ...... B7 WEATHER .............. .......A2 ensure that agents are fully complying with the act,” Keuch said. Sen. Strom Thurmond, S-C, sub-committee vice chairman, said Keuch’s testimony would help the panel answer these questions: “Was there unusual delay in the handling of the Carter case ' “Was the Carter case handled differently, or given special treatment? • Were high officials in the Department of Justice or the executive branch improperly involved in the ease"1 "Why was a civil, rather than a criminal, proceeding used?” Earlier, panel members met privately with James Neal, Nashville, Tenn,, attorney and former Watergate prosecutor whom Republicans want as special counsel for the Billy Carter investigation. Sen. Max Baucus, l> Mont , said Neat was a “strong leading candidate” for the job. Today’s session was the panel’s last scheduled hearing before adjourning for the Democratic National Convention in New York next week. ATO ATO . 87 ATO A8 rent pitching individual decisions due By ROBERT JOHNSON News editor Tent camping in the city limits should be controlled by special permits issued on a case-by-case basis, Planning and Zoning Commission members decided Tuesday. Commission members asked City Planner Debra Goodwin to draw up a proposed camping ordinance, which would also include health recommendations suggested by City Sanitarian Charlie Smith in addition to setting up the special permit system. The commission will review and consider voting to recommend the ordinance to City Council either at a special meeting Aug. 19 or the next regular meeting Sept. 2. Commission members also said they would like to hear from City Attorney Irvin Boarnet as to how a proposed ordinance would affect existing camping operations inside the city. The camping issue first came up several weeks ago, when City Council received a complaint from a Sleepy Hollow resident. The resident complained that David McDermott, owner of Gruene River Company, was allowing tent camping on property across the street from his business. McDermott, who has leased that property, felt the presell objecting simply didn’t like the change in the use of the property. Council members, who pointed out McDemott wasn’t the only one allowing tent camping in the city, referred the matter to Planning and Zoning, arid asked the commission to come up with a recommendation Smith recoiiuiiended that camping areas provide toilet and bathing facilities within 200 feel of the camp, and specified a minimum number of plMiibing fixtures. He also suggested they be licensed by the city health department and be inspected at least seim-annuaUy. That recommendation would affect McDermott, since his campers use restrooms at Gruene River Company across die street, fie said McDermott’s property was annexed by die city in March 1979 He tias maintained the property was used for camping prior to that date and should be allowed to continue as a nun-conforming use. Even if he receives a non-conforming use, tus camping area will sud fiave to meet health and sanitary recommendations if the ordinance is approved, commission chairman Bob Reeh pointed out. McDermott said he supported some sort of control on camping. Indicating Ins lease stated the property will be used for camping, he worried diat if camping wasn’t legal, then fus lease aught not be legal “I dunk we need to make everybody play by the same rules,” commission member John Dierksen said “Now there are no rules.” In addition to sanitary recommendations, Dierksen suggested density guidelines be included in the ordinance. ;

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