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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 1 M f1 B MtCPOFIL PC Unicorns Aquifer PageSA 3 i fc r New Braunfels New Texas two 28 Pages Zm A vvi titling 68 4r Wednesday 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch Mission Valley Bible Scolt paslor and will hold a garage sale beginning at 8 April at 238 The church hasnt a sanctuary as but Its trying awfully who used to work or T Bar M is now the fulltime shepherd for Mission Valley a nondenominational church MVBC members will come pick up any stuff you might be will Ing to donate to the and if you want to help this fledgling call or New Braunfels is a pret ty cosmopolitan place Maybe thats why student exchangeprograms seem to like us so much Were a small town with international flavor t The American Scandina vian Student Exchange is seeking local families to host Scan German i of course Japanese and Australian girls and ages 15 through who will be coming to our countryfor the next school year Local contact is Kalhy Star Rt Box New Braunfels 78132 or call i512 9642836 Groundbreaking for a 120bed ad dition to Eden Home will be at 2 p m April at 631 Lakevlew Hlvd The addition means specialized nursing care at Eden Home offer a new facUit Homes Board of is proud to invite the public to attend Klko Nev Convention and Visitors Authority wishes to thank Texas and a few of our native sons lor their contributions to that towns salute to agriculture the folks in Elko wish to thank New Braunfelser Jim Tom Uobmson ami Kon who form the Texas Armadillo Association wanted to commend them for the dignity they gave your writes Kay E Thompson ECVA ex eculiM director She says many of the 2 ioo or so folks attending this years Ag Fair found the dillo presentation the focus of attention Now this is nice And from all of us here in the Great Stale of Texas and New Braunfels in particular to all of you in the fine Slate of Nevada may your saddle cinches stay light and your ar madillos shine in the sun Howdy and happy trails to you Carol Ph D was elected president of the Texoma Psychological Association Pierce is a licensed psychologist in practice with her partner Dr Robert B Beck ol Sherman Psychological Services She served two consecutive terms a secretary treasure ol TPA belortbeing elected president Pierce is the daughter ol Mrs Pear 1 sow oil and Charlie Smith tur rcntly Pierce s clinical practice m eludes testing and treatment of and and marriage and family counsel ing She is on the consulting staff of Medical Hospital and is a fre quent speaker lor educational and community groups Sa good bye to the cool winter like weather and hello to some spring like temperatures as today s high wilt reach the tow 70S with winds from thenorthwest at 10 rnph Fair skies and cool temperatures are in store tonight with a low m the mid 40s and light north winds Fn day will be partly cloudy and warmer with a high in the mid 70s and south winds The Menu BUSINESS 7g INSIGHT OPINIONS 4 A IPQ8TS 1 Tuesday was Bone Up at Your Library day at Comal Elemen tary School Students and taculty dressed up accordingly as pooches of every size and Sally fifth grade teacher wore this unique costume replete with dogear pigtails Students wore socks on their hands as they pawsed to read Most ot the gals wore such hairstyles while boys wore collars One even came to school dressed as a dog Now that s original and foresighted Photo by Leslie Knewaldt After February increase Building activity dips well below 1986 level By DAVID MAY Slaft Writer Though building activity in February showed signs ol recovery following eveial lagg ing months permits issued in March were down slightly again and showed a sharp decrease in the value ol issued a year ago Permits issued in March totaled and included several new residences a H million ad dition to a nursing borne a new church building and a permit lo allow placement ot boxcars lor a new clothing out let February activity totaled which included 11 new residential permits and three new commercial ventures building activity in March lattti showed a total v alue ol including 15 residential 2 commercial additions and totaling 02 million and a permit valued at So 5 million for construction of a 148 unit apartment building The March 1987 permits reflected eight singlefamily one residen tial 20 residential and one commercial 12 commercial additions and altera nine storage he 121 out ol scope per March permit costs amounted 10 New Braunfels Planning Department issued a permit to Kden Home lor the Aged for its plans lo have Spaw Glass Con tractors build a B million 12u bed addition to the nursing home at Lake view Bethel Pentecostal obtained a permit 01 its intent to have Tor res Construction build a 4AHX square foot hall at 350 N Grape The v alue of the building is placed at The planning department issued a permit lo Boxcar Knlerprises through contractor Glenn Hitz fielder to allow several boxcars be placed at 1259 N Loop 337 for future use as a clothing retail store Square footage of the store is lo be U19 and its value i The singlefamily homes for which March permits were issued included 1 Jerry 1971 Palace Dr square 2 Howard and Mary Abel 1315 Patio Dr 1500 square 3 Stan 737 Sunshadow square 4 Sid Smith 1971 Palace Dr square 5 SSluhael 240 square 6 Anjon 1639 square 7 Lee 824 Nor thslar square Henrys claim victoryin suit against officials By DANAOVERSTREET Staff Writer The lawyer representing the Henry family against the City of New among is calling a recent order by a district judge a ma jor victory for his camp in a battle that is going into its fourth The victory is consolidation by a judge of two separate actions by plaintiffs in the A victory0 Theres no question about said lawyer Cecil All the people that were in the se cond lawsuit are in this which is where we want to San Antonio District Court Judge Hippo Garcia last week granted Bains motion to consolidate two lawsuits in 1984 and by the Henry family against the current and former members of city and state and local agencies such as the Texas Water Commission and the Rivers and Lakes Action Committee Both suits claim the the city has orchestrated a massive campaign of recrimination and investigation designed to inflame public senti ment against the Henry fami owners of Schlitlerbahn and Lan da The lawsuit was filed against the city on following the Henry familys dissatisfaction with the citys compliance with a settle ment of a That 83 set tled in March alleged the citys violations of the equal protection clause of the Fourth Amendment by applying parking ordinances in such a manner as to unconstitutional ly infringe upon the plaintiffs businesses Plaintiffs were under the impression that defendants would cease their attempts to ruin the plain tiffs businesses Defendants have breached their contract of settlement in bad faith and continue to harm Those charges are also included in the 1984 and 1986 versions of the The 1984 suit claims that a city employee was instructed to drain the citys springfed pool to allow the city to divert water from the Comal River from the plain tiffs water park The suit also claims the city issued false reports to the media about the quality of water in the rivers and shortly defendants began a carefully orchestrated series of press releases asserting that the quality of water in the Comal river and by inference in Plaintiffs parks is A trial date of was set to hear the 1984 case but was postpon ed by Judge Garcia because of a crowded The suit filed in May 1986 is similar to the October 1984 suit except that it clears up language and adds more charges The 1986 version seeks Page2A Unsuccessful candidates comment on voter apathy By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Five of Use six unsuccessful City Council candidates were entering a political arena for the first time Four of those emerged from Saturdays elections more knowledgable and active in city government They also shared a sense of pride for having participated The George an alsoran in numerous political was not as gracious in postelection statements as his counterparts Gary Henry who may have surprised some folks with his fourthplace was not available for comment Henry tallied votes By New Braunfelsers know Doug Bill Ar nold and incumbent James Goodbread emerged Satur day victorious m their bids for atlarge seats on New Braunels City Council Of Arnold was a political While gaining valuable insight into the the re maining candidates kept the election in Most voiced disappointment in the relatively small voter turnout 1 was disappointed in the not that it would have changed the outcome but its shameful of the com munity no more turned out Thats said Dennis Rhoads referring to the ballots a turnout of about 20 percent who joked about returning to the daily affairs of running his interior decorating finished fifth in the field of nine with 1 UHl votes Goodbread finished third with votes You dont have any right to gripe if you dont Rhoads said Bob Pacharzina echoed Rhoads but in simpler terms If you dont dont he replied I would have liked to have seen See Page2A Vehicle storage business gets zone circumvention By JIM WEBRE Stali Writer Braunlels Planning and Am ing Commission Tuesday approved a special use permit that will mean residents near 2t32 Interstate W will have an automobile storage yard tor a neighbor i inly one citizen living near the yard owned and operated by Manuel M iluajardoJr spoke to the permit action o Interstate a direct neighbor to the Guajardo property said he spoke only lor tumselt in saying if they are going to improve the thats line They have never bothered me Lionel Guajardo the owners son said the business that lows and stores cars police report as abandoned had already begun constructing an eight loot lence along the rear ol the pro perly which lies partially within a residential R zone Despite Planning Director Mike Shands statement that the owners emphatically were told the proper ty was within a residential area planning board members voted unanimously to allow the special use deviation subject to installation of completed and painted fenc ing and a promise to not disassemble or repair the cars and trucks at the site Guajardo said the company had no intention of stacking vehicles and would move them off the lot so as to not have more than 40 to 50 vehicles on site at a time Several more than the planning department usually con tacts for such permit objected to the permit on the basis of its possible attraction of weed grovvth and general un sighllmess In other planning board authorised changes in the raastw plan and site plans tor Braunfels East Business Park being developed by David Lamon and several investors off Texas 46 south of 1H 35 The developers wanted to downsize the lots on the industrial park based on recent market analysis indicating smaller lots would be easier to sell Lamon said our intention i and continues to be a topquality pro ject He responded to planning board member Myrtle Clarks ciues Uon about what topquality meant by saying the project hopes to alii ad lowimpact offices and maiiutactur mg businesses m buildings that must pass the developers own architec tural criteria tor unitormity ami design Board received no com mumcations and briefly discussed the need for public understanding ot master plan update lor the city ing portions of the plan will come up or public hearing later this Board appeared by consensus to agree with planning director Shands that opponents ol a new commercial resort C4 have not read the grandfather clause The complete update of the citys master plan for grovvth and develop ment has taken several years to manifest and during a hearing on the matur a week ago the board heard comments indicating in any was lest u Bniunieis is a comprehensive instrument design en to piotoct pioperty from other in appropnaie adjacent properties that could adversely aluvt property iieaith and A zoning ordinance ur master plan is designed to allow to occur in a variety ol and oi a variety ol uhiie pnt ecling the gieatesl number nl people Chamber pushing economic growth Economic development in New Braunfels is progressing on its but the Greater New Braunfels Chamber ol Commerce just to give it a little push The chamber has organized several subcommittees such industrial committee and those groups are in their planning stages Were oil to a good start said Chamber President Jean Pleujler at a Tuesday industrial committee lun cheon the has more problems ttaan a hipgpgotamus with chapped i think this will turnout to be a very fruitful idea Tom the chambers ex eeutive vice told the group that each subcommittee has now been lonned and they are beginning to set up meeting lo brainstorm and look over the general guidelines given them by live board For the next few months we will be in ui organizing he New Purdum is above average in attracting new in dustry From July to the city had probably two he while between December and the city has had low or five interested industries looking at relocating here are economic   

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