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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Cougars Unicorns a mystery Page 10 New Braunfels 181 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeltuno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 AJ Thursday September 1987 25 Cents One 16 Pages Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have an orientation or new volunteers at Sept 19 at the McKenna Memorial Hospital 143 Men and women are en couraged to join this group of volunteers who give thousands of hours to the community For more call Shirley Offermann at 6252473 or Ida Belle Nowotnv at Charles Billings of Canyon a member of the William Travis chapter of the Sons of the American called to say that organization is hosting Joe B Franti as Its speaker Saturday at 7 at the Argyle Club In San An tonio Franti spent 50 years at the University of Texas and is the former chairman of the history department was historical consultant for the Lyndon B Johnson and is former chairman of the Texas State Historical Society a con temporary of J Frank lXbie and Walter Prescott is a noted author and is presently at Corpus Christ Slate University following his retirement from IT On Satur he will discuss The Meaning of taken from a chapter In the Heroes of book Call Bill ings at if you would like to go and hell give you directions and ticket information Comal Count Fair Queen will be chosen Sunday at p m in the Canon High School Commons Nineteen high school juniors an competing for Princess and and will be chosen by three outoftown judges The Fair Wueen presides over all fair ac tivities and represents the fair in other cities parades The Kodeo Queen will bc crowned Sept J4 and will reign over all rodeo per formances and other activities throughout the year The benefit sausage supper and wingdmg for 17yearold Jacqui Borders is scheduled for Saturday at the luiVerwa Chamber ol Com merce hall Borders was left paralyzed from the chest down in a July 3 auto accident She is undergoing intensive therapy and the benefit is lo help the family off set medical expenses From 4 p in lo 1 a in activities will include a sausage dinner 75 and an auction at 5 crafts and a country store Music from 6 to 8 p m Is by The the Jood Time Gar bage and from y to Clifton Jansky and The Drifters will play dance music for per person Some local folks are helping to organize so head to LaVernia and help them out Join the Gruene Merchants Association for Its monthly reenacl ment of the old German Markets under the trees on the grounds of the Guadalupe Valley Winery Satur day artists and antique dealers will be showing their wares all day long during Old Gruene Marketplace from 10 am to 6 p m Page J Something like a cue front moving through Texas as you read this will allow a 20 to 30 percent chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms through Friday Highs will be in the low to mid90s today and tomorrow with overnight in the 70s Winds will prevail out of the south and toutheast at from 5 to 10 mph before picking up Saturday With any well get a frog but dont hold your breath or dry clean your sweater collection unless you Just want a Jump on fall weather that isnt here historical agency orders WalMart survey federal grant is delayed ty SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Upon the direction of the Texas Historical City of New Braunfels will conduct an archeological survey of land within a utilities rightofway near In terstate The survey will be conducted to satisify grant re quirements in order for the city to receive in government funds to offset the expense of extending utili ty services to the WalMart distribution center site WalMart has proposed to pay for the survey that is go Ing to be conducted on their property and Texas Highway Department property adjacent to that said Court Thieleman with the New Braunfels city managers office The cost of the study near the proposed WalMart site will be no more than The city representative added that the city may foot the bill for a survey along a rightofway from Gruene Road to FM 306 if the state agency requires Thieleman said the city is requesting assistance from the Texas Depart ment of Highways and Public Transportation in determin ing whether a survey should be conducted along that ex isting He said city officials hope to make a decision about whether to survey the area by Friday Nancy an archeologist with the Texas Historical said Wednesday the survey was requested because the arej is a likely site to find signifi cant prehistoric artifacts She said that because the city is requesting grant funds which originated at the federal Housing and Urban Development the city must comply with a variety of including the National Historical Preser vation Act of That act requires potential grant reci pients to consider the effects of their actions on prehistoric or historic sites We took a look at this particular project and thought there was a likelihood of there being a significant There is a fairly good likelihood that there are prehistoric sites in the creek Kenmotsu The study will be an extensive one she said It will entail a field study or walking study with an archeologist walking across the area Kenmotsu She added that the qualified archeologist making the study will stop periodically to turn a few shovels of dirt and look for significant items There are no hard and fast rules about how often the archeologist must she Kenmotsu said the field study probably will take less than a day to The straightline area to be Page2 This unique sight at 227 Grandview actually faces FredenckshuKj and Prpo Oenii says ne tells people how to find his nousft by Its the house with a tree through the Oeni saic he put the fence up he tried to stay within the 5oot seuaok presentee by city ordinance and when ne eyeoailec it n ookea lire it would but it didnt so I built the fence arouna it The lanky sycamore doesnt though ana tjst keeps on Photo by Deryl ClatK Parks expenses recovery touted City seeks concessionaire proposals for Landa The HiiuiiUl Recreation Department topv m Texas when it comev tn recmenni expenses In a stuth i Texas t the NCA Hraunfels parks department came out first on the list recovering C pe cent of expenses through fits charges This shows how much uf an im pact the visitors have on Parks Dinttor David Whatley said What the parks and recreation departments want to do is depend on property tuxes as little as possible New Hraunfels has so mi unique physical and cultural characteristics that other cities would kill for so 1 think we can use the visitor industryto subsidize the parks for the Whatley said the parks department Is aiming to recover percent of ex He said a recent survey of local residents clearly indicates that want visitors to fund the parks as much as possible The Texas AIM study looked at 32 parks and recreation deparments in the slate Of New Braunfels is followed by Piano which recovers 3u percent of its parks ix penses through fees Piano has a population of about with about was ranked recovering 22 percent of park expenses Deer a population near that of New recovers about 10 percent of its parks budget through user fees and charges Sixty eight percent of the cities in the study recover less than 15 percent of their parks budget New Braunfels spent for parks and recreation during the 1986 87 fiscal including for and generated through fees and charges The parks director said the percentage of funds recovered is approximately 40 per cent when cemetery expenses are ex When revenues from the citys golf course are roughly 46 percent of expenditures are recovered through fees in the citys recreational The golf This shows how much ol an impact the visitors have on New David Whatley NB parks director course is not part of the citys parks department Whatley said the parks department will never Income selfsufficient tecause of the expenses involved in maintaining the yet the department is trying to reduce the expense to the city By SARAH DUKE Staff writer The City of New Braunfels is shop ping around for good ideas and peo ple to put the ideas to work in Landa and Prince Solms parks The city has requested proposals from anyone interested in operating food concessions in Landa Park or Prince Solms Wurst World in Landa Park offers park visitors a spot to buy fast browse through souvenirs and play some video The citys contract with Vernon who operates Wurst will expire 31 and officials are giving other business persons a chance to submit proposals for con cessions at the same The city hopes to either renew Taylors con tract or have another contract signed for the Wurst World site by Whatley said he would like to see a contract for food concessions in Prince Solms Park settled at about the same We would like to have someone there when they open in the said Court the citys budget Prince Solms Park has not had food concessions except for items like hamburgers cooked in microwave Parks Director David Whatley said the citys at tempt to provide food services to the park wasnt very I think those food facilities could best be operated by private What were trying to do with the request for proposals pro cess is provide the best services and put as much money as we can back into the he I really believe that with food and drink thats something that private enterprise can do The main reason I dont think the Parks and Recreation Department could go out and operate a business like that is we just dont have the capital to go out and buy Whatley The city took over operations of the Tube Chute in Prince Solms Park last Whatley said the city may or may not operate the tube rental next Thieleman said the city is seeking a more permanent operation for food concessions in Prince Solms He said the if one is for concessions in that park will last a minimum of 10 What were trying to do is provide enough time to allow the conces sionaires to make improvements and realize a he Thieleman said the city has not set any specific regulations regarding rent or payment to the You try to keep things openended enough to let people be innovative with their he A conference will be held at 2 23 during persons in terested in submitting proposals will meet with city Thieleman said there are no set guidelines for concessionaires in Prince Solms He said they could build a restaurant or use push carts from which to provide a food No limit has been set on the number of concessionaires to be allowed in the Whatley said it would be easier to deal with only one concessionaire in the park from a management stand The Parks Advisory Board recom mended that proposals be solicited for both Whatley said board members felt that a better use for the Wurst World facility could be He said that it may very well be that Taylors contract will be renew ed but the city will shop Park records indicate that roughly people use Landa Park each Whatley said that figure is bas ed on the number of people who rent picnic areas or pay fees for other He said there is no way of knowing exactly how many people See Page 2 Firearms control draws enforcement termed difficult By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer One Canyon Lake man said it all Wednesday night County Commissioners can write a good order regulating the discharge of firearms in populated portions of the county or they can write one that will shoot themselves in the About loo persons filed into Startz Cafe In Start zville last night to sound off on the countys inten tion to prohibit or otherwise regulate weapons use within county subdivisions on lots of 10 acres or less Several county residents exchanged horror stories of bullets ricocheting off trees and or over a loved ones In the the over whelming majority said they wanted restrictions placed on firing guns and rifles in populated especially highpowered used to hunt At the same they want to keep their right to bear arms and protect themselves from harm and There remain many difficult questions that need answering before an order regulating the discharge of firearms can be if com missioners hope to have an order written and in ef fect by the second weekend in the opening of deer hunting there is little time to do A second public hearing is set for tonight at 7 p m in the courthouse It was good to get out here and listen to the peo said County Judge Fred Clark after the S attending Hit Wcdntsday said had toetn no publicity of the minute meeting with a crowd of predomionately Canyon Lake area They were telling us about the problems and we are already aware of problems What 1 beard tonight was they want to prohibit the discharge of firearms in sub divisions with limited
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