New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 13, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 13, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas McKenna Hospital, Part 3, Page 5A Unicorns lose, Page 9A New Braunfels VIV New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday May 13, 1987 25 Cents Two Sections, 24 Pages Stammtisch Ll c J Makin’ rope Hi Mi L- Teen Connection 1414 W San An tonio. is hosting its open house Thursday from f> to 7 p rn Preceding that is the 1W7 annual meeting at 5: to p rn Teen Connection is a group home for girls and also provides an alternative school for teens Check it out and seek what TC is all about If you live or work on the river and you looked outside this morning to see no water running downstream, never fear The I S Army Corps of engineers closed the gates this morning at K to for a routine annual inspection to make sure there are no holes or any other boo t>oos in the Canyon Lake Dam The water was turned back on at 11 to Myles Kuykendall, the infamous face in all those- Texas made movies was recently contacted by the Chamber of Commerce of Sonora and asked to be a judge in that city’s annual Angora Coat Day Festival on May lf* When he learn ed that the judging was of Barrelled goat he accepted the in vitation gladly In our story Sunday about the 1972 Flood we mentioned the work ol volunteers for the local chapter of the American Bed Cross, but we failed to mention all the hard work performed by local Salvation Army volunteers headed hy the main hard worker Pete Novotny The *r my set up camp and provided food clothing t*edding beds and other furniture- to those left homeless by the floodwaters Brian Price, now a Pasadena Police Sergeant drove down here from there earlier this month to participate in a roasting of his cot lege cohort iKiug Miller, who was on the burner for the- New Braunfels Jaycees Young New Braunfelser award presentation We in advertently left his name off a re cent outline under a picture of the event and Harold thought it would be advisable to mention Prue because Harold occasionally travels to the Houston area Hey wait a minute how s this for Acrobatic action ' This squirrel was caught sneaking into the cookie ar” during recent wonderful spring weather, which is a little damp to Jay Local thunderstorms some possibly severe, were ex pee ted throughout most of the area today w ith a very good chance for continued showers tonight High* are expec ted in the upper 70s with lows in the mid to upper nos Our chances for rain will remain with us all week and. Lord knows we need all we can get between now and the dog days The Menu BUSINESS..............3A CLASSIFIED........8 11B COMICS................68 CROSSWORD...........8B EDUCATION .......8,i2A KALEIDOSCOPE I-12B OPINIONS..............4A SPORTS ...... » Solons okay first reading of new zoning ordinance Jeff Stratemann and Dee Herbelin watch while Brandy Dietert examines the workings of a rope making machine The boys are getting read/ for this weekend s Foikfest a* Conservation Plaza and the Texas Museum of Handmade Furniture. The festival will feature rope making demonstra tions and other examples of life in early Texas The rope making machine belongs to O A Stratemann Sr UP trains back on track I mon Pacific trains are* back on track in New Braunfels following a derailment Saturday afternoon that caused trains to tx- re routed tor more than 24 hour* over the weekend A railroad spokesman said employees .ire still searching for the- cause of the accident near the .Mission Salley Mills plant The accident derailed 1*> cars and left *ix turned over, spilling everal tons of coal rho cars were part of a bio ear train bound for San \n tonic* Mach car was loaded with coal from the* Colorado Kiver basin to tx* used to generate electricity tor San Antonio City Public servo e Mark Davis I mon Pacific spokesman said no one was m lured in the accident The track was repaired and opened shortly after h pm Sunday During repairs train* were re routed from san Marcos to San Antonio Davis said railroad personnel were considering the possibility that the accident was related to recent track repairs at the site I sually they'll watch the track for a while after construction hut they don t know yet if that had anything to do with th** cause of the derailment ” the spokesman said Water resources prompt HBU bond issue request By SARAH DUKE Stat? Writer New Braunfels can't afford to take chances when it comes to this city * water *uppiy That * Hic- word from NHI (ieneral Manager Bob sohn who i> planning to request i bond issue of more than *11 milium to fund water ami sewage programs in eluding a >.* » million surface water treatment plant NHI official; will present the pro posaI during Thursday * NIU board meeting and joint workshop with the New Braunfels City council sohn said th** proposed water treatment plant would supply the city with an alternative to the Kdwards Aquifer The water treatment projec t 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 dry NIU officials are considering transferring Comal River water Commission approves FM 1102 project funds Funds have been approved by the Texas Highway Commission a two mile extension of FM to tie located four miles southwest of KM 24 59 and extending southwestward to FM tort An order by the commission dated April U) giving approval to the allocation of S77H Hon was issued for the construction of the farm road extension The money is also slated for use in the com pletion of an extension of Bexar County’s FM 1351 which will he for HO extended across the northern tip ot (amal County Notice of the order will now he (awarded to the Comal aunty Commissioner’s Court for response Boh Hasert. supervising resident engineer said the state provides for tile construction and it is up to the county to acquire the right of way for the road. When completed, the extension will be a two-lane road more than two miles long By D/I ID MA Y SMM Writer Two year* of reviewing zoning regulations ira hiding 'p*-< -ai *** permits and general proviso)! •> -■ r*-received favorably by New Bi mr/*-'.* City Council Monday mg!-’ i* * unanimously approved the reading ot an ordinance idop'i-. new and addn tonal /or - J. The changes will genera;:, im*.* City jobs, police take-home cars face budget aire By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Deep cut* th** knite rn en-. Manager Joe Mu hi* Aho mr.,got • recommend to City Council th** lay mg oft of s*ime city empl**’*■»--' md the ion ai allo:    at-    ,- ment * take home car pi - gr.u n ar. effort to reduce city expenditures and hack off a proposed propert. !a\ rat** increase ot A percent Michie confirmed iesd;.-reduction ot the proposed *f ta operating budget t 1 ai'Itta-' - < ■ *«*» with cuts coming from * it mr. ah departments inciudim aa-■ ;apposed employee terminations the eitv administrator declined *> -0**1 iv .chich position* ti*" \t.ui’i re* • at : . ; a 1 ouncil will meet a. spe< »    «*-a< *. tonight ,11 7 'I in th,** New B a mu*!' I til it ie* meeting room to ■.<*!** ■ .* ihe actual property * ax rat** rn* m-.se with th** ara reading at n«*\* t. - r veal' * operating budget to follow We have systematicallv gone hack into the budgets af a the departments and made -utm more t uts Michie s.mi I .ast week a * th** deletion ol a proposed * percent employee pay raise a reduction ot xjMi imh* which brought the ivqu* .im budget til *7 an mn on a *pprox alure /fining requests and newly ar vexed city properties A public hearing held by council • ort approval of th** ordinance' first reading saw no citizen* speak lather ii laver of or against the pro posed zoning reclassific ations Th** amended ordinal!* e expand* ai and reclassifies * ertain aspects ot ■’ie* urrent zoning ordinance There will essentially be two /on a g maps used bv th*- city All current • •na g designations will be grand ithered in the new ordinance and will remain within that classification ant ii a request for /fining change 1* made lh** new zoning districts will «** mplemented during annexation an*! rezoning requests There will probably be no impac t from this for many many year* 'aid {Manning Director Mike Shand* Th** planning commission has -i nd ’o approach this trorn the stand Ila!’! ' !' ream, , : ,t ’.otter blat "There will probably be no impact from this for many, man / years " Mike Shantis Planning Director ne Nhand* 'aid 'n* biggest < bange in the zoning chang. - will be more restricted cumulative aspects of /on mg Ar**.*'at *m y commercial use Ahi tx* permitted to receive light in-lu*! a /.-‘iii g for example but the ordinance generally restricts single and mudi residential u*e from mix-mg a thin buxine** and industrial distn* ts The current animant e contains 11 See ZONING Page 2A Tavern owners seek input on later hours group of local bar and restaurant lers Has cailed a meeting in an at spt to gain public input regarding mg* f BraunH urn ii 2 a ar iH-j New ce alcohol police ate night drinking hour' Margie Rich. owner and manager of Knox Landing *aid the meeting :* ;.et ,» anybody interested rn hear cg .lur viewpoint The meeting Alii !>«*gm at 7 ai Wednesdav at Koadwav Inn on Interstate ta Tourists affect ail businesses r New Braunfels Rich *aid Friday She 'ant earlier in th** week that * hanging a restriction to allow later serving flours tor bar* would help Annulate th** local economy by keep ng tourists (rom leaving the city ic and entertainment in san Antonio or hour- k exception Aith a remark .veek ! ‘tanager J**e at Liter hours could in-c;t . •»*! ot aw enforce bar owner >aid ante ner vpened in February lim e only been called to th** establishment once that she remembered She added hat I .ater hour* wen* allowed Knox Landing would hir«* private security New Braunfels Police Chiel Burn*-’ B'»*-( k 'aid t* *la\ be agree* with Michie It extending drinking a I W< d** 1 iS-ue It eau**’* el sew her* a entor ement plot.lent* I ve r*een New Braunfels residents voted ti through t -adore »* >aid B**e* k I‘*H4 to force bar* and clubs to stop    said there has been a reduction in law serving alcohol at midnight on enforcement problems «ve -eel Aas Se** budget Page JA weekday* and am Sunday morn associated a th fate night Jrmker* ights tor right* to water iii the (iuadolupe River The utility als*) is considersing purchasing Canyon Lake water irom th** (Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Sohn '.*1*1 earlier tin* week that he 1* disappointed with ‘he lack til pro-gres* made bv San Antonio officials and other* in the region toward implementing a w ater plan There are two basic problems I! the area could come together and implement a aoter resource plan then we might tell our*elves that the Kdw ards could be protected But what it nobody can get anything done The utility feels like we cannot leave th** Lily ot New Braunfels subject to political decisions that might never be made We ve got to assure that there will he good water tor th** city the utility manager said Thursday s meeting begins at 7 pm at the NHI hoard meeting room tPhGto Dy Deryi Clark A dream of profitability for sale in the downtown Bz SARAH DUK E Staff Writer While downtown busine*- miler- ire confident the historic area is on the verge it til economic renaissance. at least one investor can t wail tot t to arrive Because ol the investor s need to liquidate Ins isseis, downtown shoppers are seeing more For Sale ’ signs than the traditional “Thank you. come again signs these days Tom Rohde has put lour ut his downtown buildings on the market Rohde said he still has a dream 01 the downtown area becoming a bustling center with shops restaurants and professional offices But that dream doesn t include him Rohde invested heavily in New Braunfels real estate about four years ago when the city appeared to he aiming efforts at attracting visitors He said that at the umtv the buildings were to provide him with a tax shelter and he expected them to become profitable investments within about five years Personal problems and a marred Texas economy prevented him from seeing that vision become reality A divorce settlement combined with serious economic pro blems forced Rohde to put his buildings iii New Braunfels on the market, he said Tuesday Rohde said his original intentions .cere to bus ill ut the downtown property hut with his other investment problems, he won t fie able to The buildings have not been generating enough revenue to pay for themselves he said Leases have been fairly steady the investor *aid. adding that he just signed a new lease last week Actually as tar as leasing goes hey re fine but the rents are so low ” compared to his buildings ai San Antonio “I think downtown New Braunfels is very viable The real problem is there is no parking, he said Rohde *aid he talked with city council members and local hankers about renovating downtown and providing belter parking While he received real incentives from local hanks, tie received no support from the cit\ government, he said The financial incentives tor the tty weren’t there. ” he said. and they community leaders seemed to have been too fractured Rohde s lather grandfather and great-grandfather were Iron! New Braunfels, the investor said Despite the sentimental attachment to the city. he said his decision to invest here was mostly protit oriented See FOR SALE Page JA ;

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