New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 17, 1987 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung September 17, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Cougars vs. Unicorns a mystery game, Page IO New BraunfelsThursdaySeptember 17 1987 25 Cents One Section 16 *- ages C omal County Chapter of the American Red Cross na. iii ha\e an orientation fur ne* volunteers at 5# 30 a rn sept iv* at the McKenna Me trior .u Hospital classroom 14< E Garza Men and women are en coursed to join thi" group of volunteers who give thousands of hour" to the community For more information call shirley Offermann at 625-2473 or Ida Retie Nowotnv at S256S38 I'hurle" Billings of t anyon Lake a member of the William B Travis chapter of the sons of the Ameen an Revolution called to say that organisation is hosting Dr Joe B Frantz as Its speaker Saturday at 7 p rn at the Argyle Club in "an \n tonto K rant J spent So years at the I niNersity of Texas and is the former chairman of the history department there aas htstorn ai o*nsultant for the Lyndon B Johnson administration amt is former chairman of the Texas state Historic ai Sr et) brant/ aeon emporary of J b rank I Sable and Waiter Prescott Webb is a noted author ami is presently at Corpus Christ; Stale I niversity folio*mg his retirement from IT un s,*iur day he alii discuss The Meaning of Travis taxer from a chapter 'n the Hen.irs of Texas mink I ail Hill mgs at hm 3624 if sou would like lo go and he ll give you dire* turns amt ticket information « oma. County b air Quem alii be chosen sunday at 7 *0 p m in the i any un High school Commons Stmrteen h'gb s« junk*f" are competing for tourer Prim ess Ina hrs* amt will br chosen by three out of town judges I he b air tourer, presides over at! fair at Un dies and represents tile fair in other cities parades The Rodeo tourer, will t«e t rowrx*d sept .'4 am* will reign over ail rodeo per formals es and other ai tis Hies throughout the year The benefit sausage supper ami wingding for I year old Jacqut bu .filers is s* fu’duied for saturday at the I a V et ma I Ti amber of Coni nim e hall Borders w 4s left par aly red from tie- cfiest down it a July .1 auto accident she is urnlergoing intensive therapy and the tirnefit is to help tile family off sri n>edii ai expense* b ruiii 4 p rn to I a rn activities will include a sausage dinner adults S TS arui children $* 7j all am tUMI at s p rn arts crafts arui a country store Music from 6 to 8pm is by The Whoosh." the Good Tune *»ar b&gr Band and (rom * to I I Tifton Jansky ami The Drifters will play dame music for IS tier person Some Un. ai folks are helping to organize this so head to l.u\ ernia and help them out Join tile ti rue ne Merchants AssoclatHMi for its monthly reenact nient of the old tierman Markets under the trees on the grounds of the Guadalupe Valiev Winery Satur day Craftsmen artists amt antique dealers will tie showing their wares all day long during Old Gruerx* Marketplace from IO a rn to 8 p rn See STAMMTISCM Page 2 Arboreal accommodation r A v ti State historical agency orders Wal-Mart survey; federal grant is delayed By SARAH DUKE    Mictnr    al    I    ni'-nii«iiin    sa    WV*<1nesrlav    - - m I I « \ ** tx \ V ~rnjp&jrw im* By SARAH DUKE Stab Writer Upon the direction of the Texas Historical Commission City of New Braunfels will conduct an archeological survey of land within a utilities right-of-way near In terstate 35 The survey will be conducted to satisify grant requirements in order for the city to rece-ve SkxuXK) in government funds to offset the expense of extending utii-tv sen ices to the w al Mart distribution center site W al Mart has proposed to pay for the survey that is going to he conducted on their property and Texas Highway Department property adjacent to that property said Court Thieleman with the New Braunfels city manager s office The cost of the study near the proposed VS al Mart site w iii be no more than I: OOO The city representative added that the city may foot the bill for a survey along a right-of-way from Gruene Road to FM <06 if the state agency requires urn* Thieleman said the city is requesting assistance from the Texas Depart merit of High* ays and Public Transportation in determining whether a survey should tie conducted along that ex istmg right-of way Ile said city officials hope to make a dev’.sion about whether to survey the area by b riday Nano Kenmotsu an archeologist with the Texas Historical Commission sa requested because the are cant prehistoric artifacts she said that because the which originated at the I>evelopment agency then Wednesday the a iikeh find sigr crlej equesfmg gran' Housing and comply w ith a v grar of requirements including the Nationai Historical F Nation Act of I *66 That act requ're*-pients to consider the effects ( prehistoric or historic sites We took a iook at this partteuiai there was a likelihood of there bel There is a fairly good likelihood that sites in the creek nearby Kenmotsi The study will not be an extensive entail a field study or walking st idy walking across the area Kenmotsi the qualified archeologist making periodically to turn a few shovels significant items There are no ha: how often the archeologist must stot Kenmotsu "aid the field study pi than a day to complete The str in; project ig a s»g there ar 1 said one she ight the of I lirt and u f3st nil ie sa id Top for jai iv w zht-hne ii take 1 area to SeeSURvEY Page 7 This unique sight a’ Lf feeler IC k to find bi * the fence sta * a ** and wti«n Grandyle* actually faces " jvs    people    how City seeks concessionaire proposals for Solms, Lamia ith a ♦    ,    ♦    ii >e through *e tried to ordinance ear Put it sycamore Grow'r ’■ Parks expenses recovery touted Rec real; Texa- \&M I Hraunfess par! (Hit fir*! on the vent of exiHTU i harge-* This shows how much of an impact the visitors have on New Braunfels." David Whatley N B parks director This shows how much of an in pact the visitors have on Ne Braunfels Harks Director Davi Whatley said What the parks ai recreation department" want to depend on pro*.x*r1> taxi*" ,*s hit ie * possible New Braunite" Las soft unique physical and cultural    expense to die city characteristic" that other cities would kill for so I think we can us* the visitor industry to subsidize lb»e parks for th** city ‘ours*- is not part of the city s parks iepartment Whatley said the parks department alii never t«ecome s**i! sufficient <•-». a Use of Uh* expense*. involved lh Maintaining die parks yet the iepartment is trying to reduce the B» SARAH OUKE Stat! Writer The City of New Braunfels is shop ping around for good ideas and pen pie to put the ideas to work in Landa and Prince Solms parks The city has requested proposals from anyon** in’erested in operating food concessions in Landa Hark or Prince solms Hark Currently Wurst World rn Landa Park offers park visitors a spot to buy fast food brows** through souvenirs and play some video games The city's contract with Vernon Taylor who operates Wurst World will expire Dec 31 and officials are giving other business persons a chauve to submit proposals for con cessions at the same site The city hopes to either renew Taylor s ccm tract or have another contract signed for the Wurst World site by Dei ll Whatley said he would like to see a contract for food concessions in Prime Solms Park "Citied at about the "ame time We would like to have someone there when they open in the spring said Court Thieleman th** city s budget director Prime Solms Park has not had food concessions except for items like hamburgers cooked in microwave ovens Parks Director David Whatlev said the citv'f at tempt to provide food services to the park wasn t very successful I thins those food facilities could best De operated by private business What were trying to do with the request for proposals pro cess is prov ide the best services and put as much money as we can back into the city he said I really believe that with food and drink concessions . thats something that private enterprise can do better The main reason I don t think the Parks and Recreation Department could go out and operate a business like that is we just don t have the capital to go out and buy equipment Whatley said The city took over operations of the Tube (Tiute in Prince Solms Park last spring Whatley said the city may or may not operate the tube rental next year Thieleman said the city is seeking a ‘ more permanent operation ' for food concessions in Prince Solms Park He said the contract if one is negotiated for concessions in that park will last a minimum of lo years ‘What we re trying to do is provide enough time to allow the cooees sionaires to make improvements and realize a profit,'' he said Thieleman said the city has not set any specific regulations regarding rent or payment to the cliv You try to keep things open ended enough to let people be innovative with 'heir proposals * he said A conference will be neia at 2 p rn Sept 23 during which, persons in terested in submitting proposals ws.i meet w ith city officials Thieleman said there are no x»t guidelines for concessionaires n Prince Solms Park He said they could build a restaurant or use push carts from which to provide a food service No limit has been set on the number of concessionaires to be allowed in the park Whatley said it would be easier to deal with only one concessionaire in the park from a management stand point The Parks Vdvtsory Beard recoin mended that proposals be solicited for both parss Whatley said board members felt that a better use for the Wurst World facility could tx found He said that it may very web be that Mr Taylor s contract will Im* renew ed but the city w ill shop around Park records indicate that roughly 200,OOO people us** Landa Park each year Whatley said that figure is bas ed on the number of people who rent picnic areas or pay fees for other facilities He said there is no wav of knowing exactly how many people See PROPOSALS, Page 2 .aid the park" depart rnei ner 45 percent of e ' survev something like a cool front moving through Texas as you read this will allow a JU to v percent chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms through Friday Highs will U* in tile low to mid ** today ami tomorrow with overnight lows in the 7Us Winds will prevail out of the south and southeast at from 5 to IO mph before picking up Saturday With any luc k we ll get a frog strangler hut don’t hold your breath or dry clean your sweater collection unless you just want a jump on fall weathet that isn t here yet IIM Menu Cl ASSM HO    12    15 comes    s caosswotD    3 DMH ABBY    3 AAUIOOSCOri    I SCB AP BOOB    6 SPOBTS    IO    ll VRA!NIR    2 •v I afley "aid the park" department is aiming to re pensrs He said a re local residents clearly indicates that taxpayers want visitors to fund fix* parks as muc h as possible The Texas VIM study looked at >2 parks and recreation depurments in Hie state (if those New Braunfels is first, followed by Plano which recovers to percent of its parks ex penses through fee" Plano has a population of atiout 84 »<e Austin with about .16.Vtxk) residents was ranked third recovering 22 percent of park expenses liver Park with a population near that of New Braunfels recovers at*>ut lo percent of lls parks budget through user fees and charges Sixty eight percent of tm* cities in the studv recover less than I • percent of their parks budget New Braunfels spent 17HJ.7HJ (or parks arn! recreation (luting the mite 87 (is* a1 yeat including HU,373 for cemeteries and generated $28! 183 through fees and charges Tile parks direc tor said tix* percentage of funds recovered is approximately 40 per cent when cemetery expenses are ex eluded Wiien revenues from the city s golf course are considered roughly 46 percent of expenditures are recovered through fees in the city s recreational facilities The golf Firearms control draws crowd; enforcement termed 'difficult' By DAVID MAY Staff Writer I)tie v anyon Lake man said it all Wednesday ught County Commissioners can write a good order regulating the discharge of firearms in populated portions of the county or they can write •im* that will shoot themselves in the foot About mu persons tiled into Startz Cafe in Start /vale last night to sound off on the county’s mien son to prohibit or otherw ise regulate weapons use within county subdivisions on lots of IO acres or less several county residents exchanged horror "tones of bullets ricocheting off trees ami house* or over a loved one s head In the end the over whelming majority said they wanted restrictions placed on firing guns and rifles in populated areas, especially high powered nfles used to hunt game Al the same lime they want to keep their right to u-ar arms ami protect themselves from harm and danger There remain many difficult questions that need answering before an order regulating the discharge of firearms can be written And if coni rn 1 ss tone rn hope to have an order written and in et feel by the second weekend in November, the opening of deer hunting season there is little time lo do it A second public hearing is set for tonight at 7 p rn in the courthouse annex It w as good to get out here and listen to the peo pie,” said County Judge Fred Clark after the HD MBX Thomas was admonished by othors attending the Wednesday hearing when he said there had been no publicity of the meeting. minute meeting with a crowd of predomionateiy Canyon Lake area residents “They were telling us about the problems and we are already aware of the problems What I heard tonight was they want to prohibit the discharge of firearms rn sub divisions with limited exceptions See FIREARMS, Page J Ed Mullins: "I can take you to at toast IO houses that are full of bullet holes. We have been real lucky somebody hasn't been killed." ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: September 17, 1987

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