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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 12, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Maxwell to head rec programs Recreation Center will be among responsibilites of new post DEBBIE Staff writer Keith the citya new recreational isnt an But hes married to In an thumbnail Thieleman said Maxwell is presently the athletic coordinator for Bryan College A parks advisory board member immediately piped So I guess hes an and Thieleman but his wife Maxwell got his degree in municipal recreation at Southwest Texas State so coming to New Braunfels might be like coming back Thieleman said hed come on board sometime this as soon as he can tie up a few loose ends where hes The new mans initial responsibility will be to begin hiring parttime recreational aides for the Recreation Hell be monitoring that begin collecting data on future needs regarding the building and activities and begin studying fee Thieleman The citys to take over the center on or about August The city summer recreational program will be over on July so the initial thing will be to keep the building And well go from Thieleman said Maxwell had over three years experience in municipal including stints with the City of Austin as a recreational program and with the City of At its March 14 the parka advisory board recommended the city hire a recreational coor Part of the recommendation was to put the coordinator in charge of all city recreational sports and the summer recreation the scheduling of seasons for each sport and perhaps even indoor pools and down to maintaining the existing Recreation Herald reporter killed in wreck A Herald Zeitung reporter was killed near Garden Ridge Monday night when her car was struck by a a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Jacqueline was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 7 by Precinct 3 Peace Justice Fred The accident occurred at 7 at the first railroad crossing after the Country Corner Restaurant on Farm Road DPS Trooper Jim Shea said Smith was traveling north along the road in a 1977 twodoor Oldsmobile Shea said probably seeing the railroad crossing almost came to a complete and looked She did not look to the and drove onto the he A See Page 12 New Braunfels New Texes 137 Zcituno 12 Pages TUESDAY July 25 cents USPS 377880 You cant tow City Hall Staff phoiy by Dyanne Fry Wreckers lined up outside City Hall Monday night Council drops contract eyes wrecker permit system New Braunfels wrecker companies wouldnt mind submitting to a more stringent permitting and they wouldnt mind paying for But they dont want to see the city contract with one company for all public tow Facing a united front of more than 50 wrecker operators and family members Monday the City Council backed It abandoned City Manager Delashmutts idea of going out for bids on contract and tabled the second reading of an ordinance that requires wreckers to stay away from accident scenes unless called by an officer of the the council directed Delashmutt and City Attorney John Chunn to draw up a new ordinance establishing permit fees and In order to remain on the police rotation a tow service will have to have a Failure to respond when on or improper conduct while in would be cause for revoking the members Councilmember Laverne Eberhard said the or dinance should also stipulate that no wrecker be issued a permit unless his taxes were paid The permit system should protect you from reckless wrecker said Jerry Vineyard of Busy who has served as unofficial spokesman for the wreckers If you do go the I think it should be local he He pointed as he did at the June 27 that one wrecker on the present list lives 18 miles out of And I think the list should be held to a maximum of 12 If anybody else wants to get set up a waiting he Perhaps the present rotation schedule has 13 names on including the outof town that list is also used by the Comal County Sheriffs which does sometimes require service in outlying There are more than 13 companies actually operating wreckers in New and the proposed ordinance would affect the others as This point was brought out by Clifton Friesenhahn of Service I operate a wrecker for my own I have no desire to get on the rotation Am I going to have to have a permit to operate in the city Friesenhahn Delashmutt said As he understands every concern towing cars either on public or private call would have to purchase a and be able to prove it has adequate insurance and a place to store the Friesenhahn said he wasnt ob just A representative of Krueger Chevrolet said his wrecker wasnt on the list either but sometimes it was and he had to call of the independent companies to pick up a customer in He See Page 12 Resort city ma By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Robert owner of two New Braunfels finds much fault with the city In his most of these faults can be traced directly to one City Manager Henry aired a variety of gripes in City Council Monday and wound up with a plea for Delashmutts The council did not appear inclined to grant this This city is like a You are the governing And youve elected that man over there as president of the Henry indicating Im a big stockholder in this and Im here to tell you I dont like one bit the way he does his I think he should be And if it takes a petition to get it Herif jr wnit overriding a bang from the mayors Ill be happy to initiate Inside wants Henrys speech came relatively late in Mondays But the council had spent the previous hour listening to residents gripes about congestion on Garza and Torrey all of which catch heavy traffic from Henrys Schlitterbann waterslide I would like you to realize that as a big are not any bigger than any of these people right said Councilmember Max Thats 1 vote just like everybody agreed which earned him a round of applause from the disgruntled he went on to point out that the Schlitterbann and Landa Resort generate more taxes than any of the homes in the Which prompted Mayor Stratemann to make an uncharacteristically severe The City of New Braunfels is not for sale for and we ere noticing to sell See Page 12 Bob Henry Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy tonight and Probability of thunderstorms is 50 percent chance of thun derstonns 30 percent chance and 40 percent Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 raph today and decreasing to light and variable tonight Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will USFLatLMt Sportsstarved San Antonio got a pro football franchise as United States Football League Commissioner Chet Simmons was there in person to make the The team doesnt have a players or a but itsa TV California primary may lead to chaos WASHINGTON AP California may hold the earliest presidential primary ever with balloting this December as a complicated par tisan fight there threatens to rip apart the 1984 nomination The California threat comes just after national Democratic leaders calmed New Hampshire Democrats who feared their primarys status as first in the nation was being en dangered by Vermont and The proposed California Democratic primary part of a complex fight over the state reapportionment and 1984 politics could be earlier than any other presidential primary since 1912 when the practice Such an early which would probably be designed to select about a third of the states 345 could put the partys entire structure of rules for the nomination battle in That would be a signal to all states that it is a At that I throw up my hands and say there are no said George New Hampshire Democratic Early California polling would clearly violate the party which put aU but two of the primaries and caucuses between March 13 and June The move could lead the party to refuse to seat at the national convention the states 345member the largest at the Such a refusal would mean trouble for California Alan whose darkhorse bid is counting on a strong bloc of home state It would be embarrassing for national party chairman Charles a Calif It would put the Democratic party in an awkward position since it chose San Francisco as site for its July 1619 nominating Negotiations are continuing bet ween Republican George Deukmejian and Democratic state legislative leadership to try to resolve the The fate of the primary currently scheduled for June wont be clear until that bargaining is The California primary proposal See Page 12 Utilities board sinks Landa parking lot proposal The proposed parking lottennis facility switch along Fredericksburg Road was ap parently a good idea that turned City Manager Delashmutt received formal notification from Utilities Manager Bob Sohn last informing him of the Utilities Board of Trustees tabling permission to build the tennis The letter said trustees had approved a parking lot on property leased from the Lower Colorado River but not tennis and volleyball Parks Director Court Thieleman said Monday Among reasons given for their action were future renovation of a well at the base of Fredericksburg security of the rest of the LCRA and the location of overhead transmission Satans letter suggested the city select another site for tennis Thieleman In that he shared with the parks board an Were looking at moving the two volleyball courts near the existing tennis courts to Haymarket where the rest of the volleyball courts are Than maybe we build two more tennis courts where we removed the volleyball and renovate the existing tennis courts at the same But this is all still in the talking because we dont know if theres enough room to build two more tennis or even if the Tennis Association has gotten any closer to securing the necessary Thieleman The proposed switch struck the heartstrings of the parks board back in The parks department was in the mids f a capital improvement project to a square foot parking lot along Fr Road near the H Street and the council had approved the project with 75 percent of the work being done inho Then Delashir pproached nvueleman with the idea making the proposed Fredericksburg par lot into tennis and volleyball and making the existing facilities on Elizabeth Street into more parking The parks board hugged the and sent it to City where approval was But it appeared from Sohns letter and from parks board discussion Monday thats where the lines of communication cut Back when we were presented the switch didnt I ask if Utilities said it was okay parks board member Bob Hamil The item was placed on our agenda by someone and we assumed that whatever was needed to be done had board chairperson Sharon Phair I when the switch suggestion was it didnt seem like it was my responsibilty to go to the utility manager and ask if it was Parks roundup Hamil asked Thieleman to check into the UtiUtiesLCRA lease for the property in Id like to know if theres a conflict in the lease that would prohibit the and if why not okay it Hamil the director will continue to pursue an appro d parking lot where green space is now the existing volleyball courts and the Elizabeth Street That so remains Thieleman Itll look a lot like the Utilities parking The turfstone idea didnt pan out because were going to have to crown the lot for proper Well go out for bids on the parking well do the landscaping and Thieleman The bid notice will probably be in the newspaper this to be opened on July and hopefully we can have it com pleted by Board members discussed increased traffic congestion near the parks gazebo especially for and decided that the gazebo along with the dance were facilities just like picnic tables and and fees should be charged for their details on the fee possible restrictions on what time of the day a wedding can take place in the gazebo and how traffic should be properly handled will be hashed out at the boards next Reserved use of the gazebo accounts for 8 percent of the but Thieleman Its not how often its but the problems we have when it is Those problems are accented by the curbed circular which gives the illusion of being narrower than it really We put up a sign restricting big vehicles from going down because it was being used as a tur Theyd get down there and nut be able to make the he The problem now is not enough parking for regular public much less added cars for events like Its not even uncommon for people to park in the Thieleman In other the board agreed to set aside the center deepest onethird of the Landa Olympic Pool for nontimed lap at the request of the New Braunfels Aquatic Board members decided to restrict the Swim for Lunch lap program to the designated hours of to on a trial with future time extension based on the programs DEBBIE DetOACH   

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