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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday i Taylor Communications 25 cents October Herald Me of UB Center p 75235 v 77 24 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Landa Park how do we perceive it By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Its amazing what students can learn about a town in just one Some 45 members of a Texas landscape architecture class huddled on the lawn in front of the Lizann Building at the entrance to Landa and compared They were researching how Landa Park and its section of the Comal River fit into New Braunfels in the minds of the and they must have asked a lot of pointed The more rundown type homes are in this area one student announced with remarkable candor while pointing out an area southeast of the MissouriKansas Texas railroad And this ravine here is called Panther Its where the high school kids go to I dont to get away from the young continued with a Upriver from the its private Theres no easement for tourists the homeowners own right iown to the edge of the Aggie The city is thinking of eliminating traffic circulation through the park and putting parking lots one girl The students were pooling their Information for a class and an ambitious one at that they will make recommendations to the city on the future of the park and possible solutions to the problems of erosion and they will take a small section of the river and make a design complete with drawings on it should look To do they had to know how New Braunfels views its major tourist So when they were through walking around the park and visiting City the planning and zoning directors the parks and recreation the Herald and everywhere else they could think they concluded their field trip with a questionand answer session with Mayor Max Winkler and a panel of knowledgeable As the sun went the Aggies finished their briefing and trooped into the Lizann Their and the were When the meeting broke up an hour and a half Winklers main reason for cooperating with the study the infusion of fresh perspectives and ideas from outsiders had partially paid even before the results were Here are a few of the questions asked Q Do you plan on doing something about the amount of people who come through here I this isnt just a design its a people next year well have implemented a plan requiring an admission maybe two There are a lot of other ideas in the mill it may require blocking some or making some of the roads None of it is so dont let anything Ive said be a barrier to your Mayor Pro Tern Barbara Tieken Therell probably be no charge to Q Wouldnt an ID card be tough on people who are used to just driving through What kind of identification system would you have to set up to tell the natives from the tourists Tieken Were going to put tattoos on laughter ob viously well have to have A card would be Q Are there any plans for rerouting the traffic of people who arent there for the but just to get through from one part of to the other Tieken In my the ad mission charge should be only during the summer months on During the and during the off I would hope those areas would still remain People like to ride through the park even if they dont Its Winkler I If we charge at it should be all week One guy will come in on a weekend and not remember having to pay the last time he was Hell sit there and argue for five We havent resolved Architectural landscape students outside Lizann building pool information on Landa Park An Aggie shares a laugh with Minnie Wight after park conference that as you can Q What exactly do you want to accomplish Do you want to create more or do you want to eliminate people just driving through sightseeing Winkler it cost us last year just to maintain the versus revenue from renting picnic Thats We want to create a little revenue and in the process control the Carroll Wurstfest Association director We dont mind having tourists in our Its great to go in and get everything But on Monday mornings during the they spend two or three days cleaning up the trash left over from Nobody paid to throw it but somebody has to pay to pick it Another expense coming up is the water That river used to be 10 or 14 feet Its two Itll cost anywhere between a half a million and a million and a half dollars to clean out the sludge and sediment from the Our biggest expense for the next 10 years will be that Somebody has to pay for The city cant have that burden around its Q How sure a supply of water do you have What guarantee do you have the springs will flow Leroy GuadalupeBlanco River Authority director of planning and development There is no Nowadays recharge and usage is on an even The more people that use water from the Ed wards underground the more urgent the need for surface water Minnie Giesecke private citizen Im trying to absorb all there is to know about this tremendous water Do you the latest Texas Water Rights Commission report states flatly that it will not be feasible to save the Comal Springs I want to save the I live on it and go swimming in it every Q Dont people know about these problems Why isnt there more concern Wight people dont In San people are saying well never have a drought problem we have the Edwards underground water Goodson San as far as I has not met their surface water Theyre going to utilize every until they have a Q Is aquifer pollution a problem Do businesses in the area discharge wastes that find their way to the park Hoffmann You cant They just started monitoring the water from test The problem an individual owner of a piece of land can drill his own well for These five counties in the Edwards Underground Water District live off each and they all depend on the water for dif ferent Uvalde and Medina use it for New Braunfels and San Marcos depend on it for Whos going to say who has the first right to that water Q What are the principal problems the city is trying to solve for Landa Park Tieken and an un derstaffed park Engineer Ed Ford The park can accommodate only so many Once you get one more person than its designed youre open to overusage is the primary Winkler Vandalism is one minor problem that could have been For a while we were paying a month per commode in repair or replacement Joe a member of the citys Riverwalk Committee Its a matter of Most park users ap preciate the But you get one person out of 500 that one person is going to ruin what 499 are trying to Q Are you narrowing the whole problem down to overcrowding Tieken We are devoting so much of our park budget to picking up Thats why some kind of token fee is appreciate what they have to pay Q Say we designed you a perfect What would the city do to keep it that way What kind of campaigns do you run to educate people against littering or vandalism Winkler Weve put up only to see them torn On July 3 we put in new seats in the gazebo overlooking the By July 4 they were in You wouldnt believe Q Is there anything on paper in terms of a declaration of the purposes of the who its for Tieken Thats an interesting It forces us to make the choice either for the people who live here or for the people who come in from out of Q What type of social character do you want the town and park to reflect Stttf photos I guess thats what were really here for Tieken aside from citywide functions away from the for have always felt the need for a youth Teenagers here have The Lizann dress shop here is vacant and it has I should mention that vandalism occurs all Its not confined to New Q Weve been all over and weve got varied answers to our but I felt there was some resentment toward Hoffmann They dont mind sharing what they They just want people to help take care of We want to encourage your kind of person to You have you want clean The empty building magnified every noise the flip of notebook There was an audible rustle now as the students smiled knowingly at each Hoffmann continued Youre out coming here to enjoy your When you start working on this ask yourselves what do you want from the and what will you do to enjoy it Weve been here so long we cant see the trees for the Tieken We dont want you to get the impression things are always negative when we talk about Landa Q What kind of image are you looking for the park Winkler We want this to be a place for family for getting away from the boob tube and A chance to get outdoors for all people of all Fred Clark chairs local ReaganBush committee Inside Fred New Braunfels attorney and Rotary Club has been appointed by Bill Clements to be chairman of the ReaganBush Cam paign in Comal In announcing the Clements said Fred Clark is part of the topnotch statewide campaign team we are putting together as we organize all 254 counties in order to carry the State of Texas for Reagan and our fellow Texan George Each county is vital to our and we are waging an aggressive campaign from one end of the state to the Clements Its absolutely astounding the way momentum is building in Texas for Reagan and Ambassador Every more and more Texans including many Democrats and Independents are joining in active support of the ReaganBush Among Texans endorsing Reagan and Bush are former Texas Governors John Allan Shivers and Preston as well as former and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Ben RELIGIOUS TV 17 persons are indicted One case was passed and 17 felony indictments were returned by the October term of the Comal County Grand Jury which met yesterday from 9 to Passed for further investigation was Benno Indicted for burglary of a habitation was Michael Dwayne Wimberley of Hilberto Ortega Aguirre of 614 Bavarian 701 was indicted for aggravated assault with serious bodily injury and for burglary of a Louis Garza of Star was in dicted for unlawful carrying of a weapon on a licensed Ronald Gene Eastman of Box was indicted for burglary of a Robert Madia of 1223 Mill was indicted on two burglary with the intent to commit rape and for burglary with the intent to commit sexual Burglary of a nonhabitation charge was returned against Dennis Dale Wiatrek of 3227 San An Pedro Escobedo of 274 West End was in dicted for David Gonzalez of 1245 San Mar was indicted for burglary of a Francisco 2026 San was in dicted for burglary of a
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