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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels New Texas Two 18 Pages 134 25 Friday February 25 Cents stammtisch Priest injured Sundays will be a paper full of heat Weve told you about the Guadalupe River State Park but also In Sundays paper will be another Reader this one designed to garner reader views on the HeraldZeitung Be Also Sunday we will bring you a feature on ultralight More than students from for ty Texas schools will be represented when New Braunfels High Schools Marine Corps Junior ROTC hosts its military skills meet Saturday at the They the competitors come from as far away as Amarillo and said Owen Ren NBHSs ROTC It gets pretty There will be around or more students in The meet will include male and female color guard as well as male and female drill The drill teams will be judged on inspec regulation drill and fancy The judges are from Texas for drill and the color guard is judg ed by the Marine Corps recruiters from San Renfro We wish em Speaking of sharp Seele fifth graders competed Wednesday in the Invention Conven Grand prize winner was Bradley Hollas for his Christmas Light Knot designed to keep Christmas tree lights from get ting His invention will be submitted to a national sponsored by the Silver Burdett Three winners were named in each Winners were Judy Hinkhouses class Bradley first place Mika se cond The rearview Mirror Angel Ring Candy Hawkins class Ryan BoardaBall Heidi Water ski reflec tors Skye Double Joe Falsones class Dylan Cun Wacka Wacka Nail Holder Mary Jane Safety Pin Finder Elizabeth Car Telescope Janice Candys class Eliza Signal Labels Carrie StickIt Baby High Chair and Plate Leander Perilous Places Debbie Smiths class Amy Dash Wipes Jamie EZ PickUp Daniel The Susan Otts class Shelby Bottle Temp Bobby The Helping Hand for ice cream cones and Albert Paper Acting as able judges were New Braunfels ISD Assistant Superinten dent Linda Avila New Braunfels School science teachers Fay James Blakey and James Skarovsky and New Braunfels Mid dle School teachers Earl Clenden nen and Vince See pictures on page Kids are smart you know When Harold was in school the winner of the science fair was someone who thought of a dif ferent way to use popsicle The GermanAmerican Society wishes to thank the Wurstfest Association and Lufthansa Airlines for donating two roundtrip tickets that were raffled off to raise bucks for the societys support of the Ger man Language cultural Das is Tickets for the upcoming Up With People concert in the Civic Center are available at Rogers The Hall and the Chamber of Commerce for for students and by toe are f 1 cheaper if purchas ed in Call the UWP folks at 6252385 for ticket information jwd The Menu DEAR OERYL Photographer AAonsignor Anthony Drozd was critically injured in a Thurs day afternoon accident in the northbound lane of Interstate 35 just before Texas 46 New Braunfels Fire Department John with the Hurst and Scott Renken work to free Monsignor Anthony Drozd from his which was crushed in the No one was reported injured in the Ford which was struck by Drozds subcompact car about 5 DPS Trooper Joe Fedor was not available for information as of presstime Friends for Rivers panel cites need for county park district By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Friends for Rivers is on its way to improving conditions along the Guadalupe and Comal members Committee members worked for more than three hours Thursday determining priority projects aimed at controlling litter and increasing public awareness of the Weve got a really heavy visitor season coming up on us and I think we can do a lot of real positive said Ed Me the groups McWilliams is a recreation expert at Texas University and has been lending sup port to Comal County river projects for more than two Bob Janca and Betty the organizations top agreed that the most urgent need on the rivers is a means to control and discourage We plan to address the litter issue Janca FFR will join with the local Keep Texas Beautiful effort in a Rendezvous with Rubbish set for March 7 and The antilitter campaign will be aimed at River Road and Canyon Some of the shortrange goals outlined by committee members in clude hosting a fundraising improving parking and restroom facilities on the improving ac cess to the river and providing more law Some of the longrange goals set down by members were preserving the natural beauty of the in itiating an informational campaign and starting an educational program to tocrease safety on the Janca described the organization as a means for everyone involved with the rivers to work together to maintain its a vehicle for the whole community to work together for whatever interest you may have landowners or others to address the common problems and really try to to something about be Ten people in a ram are not go ing to solve all the problems of the Guadalupe but a community effort can make a he He said the accomplishments of the organization may be as simple as placing more litter receptacles along the river or as large as hiring river rangers to enforce regulations and provide public Janca added that government funds are available to assist the organization in its Even to matching grants are available from the state for nonprofit he Weve been basically missing the boat by not raising funds to apply for these FFR was organized about one year ago after a countycity committee recommended the creation of a per organization to deal with riverrelated The Rivers Oversight Committee was appointed as an ad hoc committee charged with drawing up a report of the major pro blems facing the river and solutions to those The committee brought together people with dif ferent interests on the rivers and forced them to work together toward common who acted as an ad visor to the oversight said the committees work almost is completed and he is drawing up their One of the issues facing the FFR is the creation of a recreational district along toe Such a district would be a government organization capable of collecting taxes to im prove rivers Janca said the organization is following the work of Comal Countys Legislative Committee developing a proposal to create the He said FFR is actively supporting a recreational district but will review the legislative committees recom mendations once Janca added that the nonprofit organization is capable of creating pocket parks along the river to pro vide public river access and restroom and Utter He said organization members are working with landowners along the rivers con sidering donating land for Airplane7 crew have day in court By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Thirtyone Comal County residents had their day in a Seguin courtroom Wednesday and all pleaded not guilty to charges of participation in an endless chain All now are facing trials in connection with last months airplane game arrests in Steven Craig of Marion is believed to be the pilot of the He is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon at 3 If found Baker faces a plus and court costs and a 60day jail term probated in six According to Baker was fully aware of the illegal situation of the As one lawyer He was until his time ran out and his plane crash Those defendants found guilty could be assessed up to six months in jail and up to a According to Linda Guadalupe County Court In a trial the caliber of this you usual ly expect a lot of This one was just the op San Antonio lawyer Bob Hale probably summed up the court proceedings by It was a clean hear Building activity down in January Last years building decrease in New Braunfels ap pears to have carried over into 1987 with Januarys con struction permit values down million over the same period last A total of 91 permits valued at million were granted last compared to 134 permits worth million in January Construction permit values in 1986 were off approx imately million from the previous Among the permits issued in January was a com mercial building permit to Comal ISD for a recent ly which is valued at Planning Director Mike Shands has said that such onetime projects tend to distort building permit values for a Last months totals were boosted in outof scope a new category encompassing such im provements as fences and retaining walls 27 such per mits were No commercial building permits were issued in in contrast to the five that were issued a year ago for a construction value of The Planning and Zoning Commission issued a permit last month to Garland Warren for an foot SacNPac convenience store to be located at 1424 Texas 46 at a value of In 10 singlefamily home permits with con struction values totalling were surpass ing last Januarys five permits for Thirteen permits for commercial additions and altera tions were approved last month at a total value of Other permits issued included 28 residential additions and alterations at four residential carports and four storage and four structures other than Some solid evidence was Its just a shame a verdict couldnt be Trying to put a case like this into usually the first thing that comes into focus is the publicity fac tor In most the defendents feel because the arrests were made in Marion and the court hearings in both in Guadalupe the out come could turn Its not publicity that you win court its substantial Hale Seguin lawyer Pat Schmitt lauded the local court system by Its justice that Six defendants were represented by a lawyer Wednes They face a recall on April 28 James Route New Braunfels Clyde 863 New Braunfels Frances 863 New Braunfels Mark Route Fischer Mike Aber New Braunfels and Jesus New Twentyfour of the 31 defendants also pleading not guilty face separate None had an attorney pre sent They are Raye Ann 4124 US New Braunfels Sammy 482 New Braunfels and Clark 4120 US New Braunfels March 3 Wayne Route New Braunfels March 24 Richard New Braunfels Fred Route New Braunfels Linda Box Canyon Lake and William Box Canyon March 31 Alton 986 Canyon New Braunfels Joe 11 River New Braunfels Richard 941 Canyon New Braunfels Jay 367 Avenue New Braunfels Karen 631 Crest New Braunfels and Julius 145 New April 14 Joy New Braunfels Gary 631 Crest New Braunfels April 21 David Route New Braunfels Leroy 5 Patricia New Braunfels Mark Route New Braunfels and Jon 353 New Braunfels and April 28 Jerry Route New Braunfels Gregory Route New Braunfels and Ronald 1227 River New Outside the mixed emotions were with some in the crowd wishing a verdict had been Of the small mostly city employees trying to catch a glimpse of the many voiced As one young girl Its just senseless to get ripped off by such a con artist Most of the time its those innocent people who get Texas Ranger Ray Martinez explained the airplane game and a new version of the illegal pyramid Black are sweeping Central Texas like Twenty of the 31 Comal County residents who ap peared in court Wednesday did not have an attorney pre sent while 10 did have New Braunfels lawyer Mike Smithers acted as counsel to six of the while New Braunfels lawyer Jim Cornelius represented Regarding those without legal Larson ex plained that most likely the expense was too These people know they will have to pay charges plus attorney fees most of them just dont have that kind of she County park district likely will face opposition Clark By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners and the county judge expect opposition to a proposal to create a parks district through special legislation at the state The pending legislation was drafted specifically for the county and is generally seen as a vehicle for managing wateroriented recrea tional areas in unincorporated parts of the No ad valorem property taxes could be generated in support of toe and officials stress that toe only two sources of income toe district would have would be user fees and a possible 4 percent hotel motel tax within toe designated boun daries of toe county commissioners would not have any authority to apply imminent domain or condemn property within toe district for public County Judge Fred Clark said he expects opposition to toe proposed legislation if for no other reason than the perception of revenue Precinct i County Commissioner Jumbo Evans presented the resolution to the court at Its 22 He reminded the court This is local People of Comal County would still exercise because an election would be necessary to establish such a Evans said The pending legislation evolved f rom a study by the Comal Coiw ty Growth and Development Com chaired by CUartes Knibbe of Spring The comjoalttee recommended for mation of toe district as a means of generating revenues through management of areas along the Guadalupe River most popular to The report shows toe district is needed so toe county can maintain strengthen public safety and law enforcement and pro vide permanent The parks district will also allow the county to protect and preserve its water The which had a good response according to reveal ed most respondents are in favor of treating a wateroriented parks district and support toe implementa tion of user Some visitors annually take advantage of water recreational ac tivities such as canoeing and tubing along upper and lower portions of toe Guadalupe according to toe while more than 75 percent of those visitors come from outside Comal Wateroriented recreation is the se cond largest industry in creating million gross income and attracting more than 3 million visitors each year to Canyon Lake and Guadalupe Water recrea tion provides partor fulltime employment to more than per The county currently depends sole ly on revenues from property taxes for maintaining and developing public The parks if would be governed by a commis sioners courtappointed would establish user fees and may issue revenue The proposed legisla tion expressly states that any revenue bonds would be amortized through user fees generated at toe facilities within toe Evans said toe proposed district is also endorsed by state Bill Sims and Judith Zaffirini and state Edmund Although there is no official sponsor of toe bill to allow creation of toe district by local op Clark said toe belief is that one or all three of toe elected officials would carry the matter before toe Correction Thursdays edition of the HeraWZeituag incorrectly reported that a petittoa sup porting a Garden Ridge annexa tion effort was presented incor The story stated Rudy Hazelka was incorrect in bis ver bal description of the was incorrect in his descripUQD of toe existing city boundaries and not in its description of ed annexation The regrets the error   

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