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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 EHP fPE MCPOF T LM CO PC BOX Si 4 23 TX 75381 McKenna Part Page 5A Unicorns Page 9 A New Braunfels LULL New Texas Two 24 Pages A Zeituito 93 Wednesday May 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch MakitT rope Teen 1414 San An is hosting its open house Thursday from 6 to 7 Preceding that is the 1987 annual meeting at Teen Connec tion is a group home for girls and also provides an alternative school for Check it out and seek whatTC is all If you live or work on the river and you looked outside this morning to see no water running never The Army Corps of Engineers closed the gates this morning at for a routine annual inspection to make sure there are no holes or any other boo boos in the Canyon Lake The water was turned back on at Myles the infamous face in all those Texasmade was recently contacted by the Chamber of Commerce of Sonora and asked to be a judge in that citys annual Angora Goat Day Festival on May When he learn ed that the judging was of Barbecued he accepted the in vitation In our story Sunday about the 1972 we mentioned the work of volunteers for the local chapter of the American Red but we failed to mention all the hard work performed by local Salvation Army headed by the main hardworker Pete the Ar my set up camp and provided and other furniture to those left homeless by the Brian now a Pasadena Police drove down here from there earlier this month to participate in a roasting of his col lege cohort Doug who was on the burner for the New Braunfels Jaycees Young New Braunfelser award We in advertently left his name off a re cent cutline under a picture of the event and Harold thought it would be advisable to mention Price because Harold occasionally travels to the Houston Solons okay first reading of new zoning ordinance Jeff Stratemann and Dee Herbelin watch while Brandy Dietert examines the workings of a ropemaking The boys are getting ready for this weekends Folkfest at Conservation Plaza and the Texas Museum of Handmade The festival will feature ropemaking demonstra tions and other examples of life in early The rope making machine belongs to Stratemann wait a hows this for acrobatic action This squirrel was caught sneaking into the cookie recent wonderful spring which is a little lamp to Local some BfiSSiWy were ex pected throughout most of the area today with a very good chance for continued showers Highs are expected in the upper 70S with lows in the to upper Oyr chances or rajn wUJ remato with JUord we need ajl we get between nosy and the clog lays UP trains back on track Union Pacific trains are back on track in New Braunfels following a derailment Saturday afternoon that caused trains to be rerouted for more than 24 hours over the A railroad spokesman said employees are still searching for the cause of the accident near the Mission Valley Mills The accident derailed 16 cars and left six turned spilling several tons of The cars were part of a 106car train bound for San An Each car was loaded with coal from the Colorado River basin to be used to generate elec tricity for San Antonio City Public Mark Union Pacific said no one was in jured in the The track was repaired and opened shortly after 8 During trains were rerouted from San Marcos to San Davis said railroad personnel were considering the possibility that the accident was related to recent track repairs at the theyll watch the track for a while after construction but they dont know yet if that had anything to do with the cause of the the spokesman By Staff Writer Two years of reviewing including special use permits and general were received favorably by New Braunfels City Council Monday night as council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance adopting new and additional xoning The changes will generally affect City police takehome cars face budget axe By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Deep cuts the knife of City Manager Joe Michie who tonight will recommend to City Council the lay ing off of some city employees and the termination of the police depart ments takehomp car program in an effort to reduce city expenditures and back off a proposed property tax rate increase of i5 Michie confirmed Tuesday the reduction of the proposed 108788 operating budget by another with cuts coming from within all including some propos ed employee terminations The city administrator declined to specify which positions he would recommend Council will meet in special session tonight at in the Braunfels Utilities meeting room to vote on the actual property tax rate increase with the first reading of next fiscal years operating budget to follow We have systematically gone back into the budgets of all the departments and made some more Michie Last week saw the deletion of a proposed i percent employee pay a reduction of which brought the requested budget to or approx See Page 2A future zoning requests and newly an nexed city A public hearing held by council before approval of the ordinances first reading saw no citizens speak either in favor of or against the pro posed zoning The amended ordinance expands on and reclassifies certain aspects of the current zoning There will essentially be two zon ing maps used by the All current zoning designations will be grand fathered in the new ordinance and will remain within that classification until a request for zoning change is The new zoning districts will be implemented during annexation and rezoning There will probably be no impact from this for many said Planning Director Mike The i planning commission has tried to approach this from the stand that this is really a far better There will probably be no impact from this for many Mike Shands Planning Director This represents what is a good or Shands said the biggest change in the zoning changes will be more restricted cumulative aspects of zon Areas of heavy commercial use will be permitted to receive light in dustrial for but the ordinance generally restricts single and multiresidential use from mix ing within business and industrial The current ordinance contains 13 See Page 2A Water resources prompt NBU bond issue request By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels cant afford to take chances when it comes to this citys water Thats the word from NBU General Manager Bob Sohn who is planning to request a bond issue of more than million to fund water and sewage programs in cluding a million surface water treatment NBU officials will present the pro posal during Thursdays NBU board meeting and joint workshop with the New Braunfels City Sohn said the proposed water treatment plant would supply the city with an alternative to the Edwards The water treatment project is just one of a group of what Sohn calls in surance policies for the city in the event the aquifer water goes bad or NBU officials are considering transferring Comal River water Commission approves FM 1102 pro ect funds have been approved by the Texas Highway Commission for a twomile extension of FM 1102 to be located four miles southwest of FM 2439 ajjd exten ding spMthwestward to FM Afl order by the commission dated April 30 giving approval to the allocation of was issued for the construction of the farm road The money is sHaled for use w the com pletion of an extension of Bexar CauAtys FM which will be extended across the northern tip Notice of the order wijl opw be fowarded to the ComM County for responseRob supervising resident said the state provides to the eoRstrwtMW and it is up to the to acquire the rightofway for thf roadWbjw thg extension will be a twQlajje road more than two miles Tavern owners seek input on later hours A group of local bar and restaurant owners has called a meeting in an at tempt to gain public input regarding latenight drinking Margie owner and manager of Knox said the meeting is open to anybody interested in hear ing Our The meeting will begin ai Wednesday at Roadway Inn on Interstate Tourists affect all businesses in New Rich said Friday She said earlier in the week that changing a restriction to allow later serving hours for bars would help stimulate the local economy by keep ing tourists from leaving the city to find entertainment in San Antonio or New Braunfels residents voted in 1984 to force bars and clubs to stop serving alcohol at midnight on weekdays and l Sunday morn From 1979 to New Braunfels bars could serve alcohol until 2 Rich took exception with a remark made last week by City Manager Joe Michie that later hours could in crease the citys cost of law enforce The bar owner said since her business opened in police have only been called to the establishment once that she She added that if later hours were Knox Landing would hire private New Braunfels Police Chief Burney Boeck said Friday he agrees with It extending drinking hoursi is a twosided It causes law enforcement Ive been through it he Boeck said there has been a reduction in law enforcement problems we feel was associated with latenight rights for rights to water in the Guadalupe The utility also is considering purchasing Canyon Lake water from the Guadalupe Blanco River Sohn said earlier this week that he is disappointed with the lack of pro gress made by San Antonio officials and others in the region toward im plementing a water There are two basic If the area could come together and implement a water resource then we might tell ourselves that the Edwards could be protected But what if nobody can get anything done The utility feels like we cannot leave the City of New Braunfels subject to political decisions that might never be Weve got to assure that there will be good water for the the utility manager Thursdays meeting begins at 7 at the NBU board meeting Photo by Deryl A dream of profitability for sale in the downtown By SARAH DUKE Stiff Writer While downtown business owners are confident the historic area is on the verge of an economic at least one investor cant wait for it to Because of the investors need to liquidate his downtown shoppers are seeing more For Sale signs than the traditional Thank come again signs these Tom Rohde has put four of his downtown buildings on the Rohde said he still has dream of the downtown area becoming a bustling center with restaurants and professional But thai dream djoesnt Rotode invested heavily in New Braunfels reaJ estate ajaout four years ago when the city appeared to be aiming efforts ai attracting He said that at the tjmmhe buildings were to provide him with a tay shelter he expected then to become profitable investments within five Personal problems and a marred Texas ecoAomy prevented from seeing that vision become A divorce settlement combined with serious economic pro blems ioreed Rohde to pujt his hidings to New BrauaXels on the he said Robde said his originaji intentions were to buy all of the downtown but with his other investment he wont be able The buildings have not been generating enough revenue to pay for he Leases have been fairly the investor adding he jusj signed new lease last as far as leading tjieyre but the rents are so low compared to his buildings in San I thtok downlflwn New Braunfels is very viable The real problem is there is no he Rohde he talked with city council members ajjd local backers abjQui recLovatWi providing better park While he received real incentives from local he receiVved njo support from the city The financial incentives for the city werent he and they community leaders seemed been ss grandfather and were teem ifew the investor tog to the said his decision ts   

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