Thursday, April 25, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 114 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 S ursday April 1991 25 Cents One 12 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald teitung wishes happy birthday today to Norma Guinn Fet Vanessa Egon Hilary Joyce Marie Nancy Eva Saucedo and Sel citas Belated birthday greetings to William Fidcla Hernan dez and Jorge Happy anniversary today to Jerry and Yolanda Steve and Connie Clarice and Ralph Brand and Mike and Gcor gie Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Brown Bag Concerts The fourth in a series of Brown Bag Concerts is set from noon to Friday at Main Sponsored by the Downtown Pro ject will be a performance by David On May the final concert will be presened by Paul McLauglin of the Grapes of Street closings Closed from 8 to noon today for street construction is Clrarfilcd from Wood Road to the Arbor Day In celebration of Arbor a tree planting ceremony is slated for 3 Friday at Landa A tree giveway also is scheduled approx imately 125 bald cypress seedlings will be The public is invited to Family reunions The Family Reunion will be Sunday at the Summitt on River Included will be a catered outdoor activities iuid an afternoon of renewing fam ily All descendants of August and Katherine Krclzmcier are Call Pam Murphy at or Nathan Rheinlan dcr at 6254683 to The Kneuppcr Reunion will be held May 5 at Kcndalia School Participants should bring a covered dish tea and utensils will be more information call Freddy Fish ier at 6253930 or Movie rentals Were you aware that at the Dit tlingcr Memorial you can borrow a vidcocasseltc free with your library card Choose from more than 200 titles including instruc tional and movie Tickets for sale Tickets for Folkfest 91 are on sale for for Children under 18 enter Tickets will gel you admission on the grounds of Conservation Plaza and the Museum of Texas Handmade Fur niture May Pick tickets up at New Braunfels Chamber of and Sophienburg Canoe safety The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will conduct an American Red Cross Fundamentals of Canoeing Certifi cation Course this May 4 and May 11 from 9 to 4 Fee is per Participants must be 11 years old or older and must attend all 18 hours of class lime to qualify for Preregisuatioii is required and concludes For more infor mation call 629P Sea Page 2 Good Day A chance for afternoon and evening thundershowers continues for the next several with higlis in the low 80s and lows in the high 60s The high in New Braunfels Wednesday 78 and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page Inside 6 DEAR 6 89 TV 6 2 Walking the line What would baseball be without baselines and batters boxes Chaos In the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments ongoing effort to maintain control of park Soprano Valdez lays down chalk lines at the Little League fields near Landa Photo by Erik Karlsson TWC accepts petition By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor Commissioners of the Texas Water Commission accepted Wednesday a filed by members of Secur ing a Future asking for rule changes in standards for hazard ous waste processing and We accepted the That means that we will look at it and see what type of rulemaking can be deve said Bill spokesman for the Texas Water SAFE formed in 1990 to fight the permit applications filed at the TWC and the Texas Air Control Board to store and bum hazardous waste as fuel at the Balcones Cement outside of New SAFE filed the pet ition with the TWC in February ask ing for rule that includes among a number of mandat ing that no hazardous waste facilities be permitted that are located within five miles of a school or public The Balcones Cement located on Wald is within five miles of a number of local Colbert said the Water Commission staff now will review the petition to see if rules can be developed from but in the meantime will closely track what the Texas Legislature does in regards to hazardous waste Basically what were waiting on doing is seeing what passes during the See Page 2A Schlitterbalms season starts Saturday Sclilitierbahn Walerpark opens the gates on ils 1991 season at 10 The stales largest water Schlitterbahn will be open weekends through May Beginning May the park will be open seven days per Later in the Schlitterbahn will open a 25acre addition located three blocks from the main Visi lors will pay one price lo visit both facilities and free tram service will link the A July opening is planned for the Lightning stalls NBU statements By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A bolt of lightning mat hii ihe New Braunfels Utilities building two weekends ago is expected to cost approximately in damage and has delayed the first cycle of bill ing by about four The billing system calculation didnt work until Monday morning April Thats when the bills final ly went said Jeff director of administration and While the utility users on this cycle will begin receiving iheir bills Thompson said ihe customers still have until May 6 to pay the amount due before its considered Since the bills arent due until the fourth of the next that falls on they are not actually due until the Thats why we still felt comfortable with letting the bills go out on the 22nd rawer then taking them to another site lo be he Customers on ihe second cycle should not be he Thompson said officials believe the NBU located at 263 Main was hit by lightning in the early morning hour of April 14 When we came to work Monday we had no computer system and no radio he They were boih completely down for a By April 17 the day when bills should have started run ning the printers were still not attractions now under Included are a tube surfing speed slow river a giant hot tub and two childrens water Schlitterbahn also will offer river tubing on the Comal River rapids bordering the new softball and volleyball facilities and expanded picnic grounds to accomo date larger group The addition brings new life to a popular New Braunfels tubing site previously know as Camp Warncck said SchJiiterbahns marketing Jana She said Schlittcibahn Resorts and Waterpark took over operation of 50yearold Camp Warnccke earlier mis yeai and is managing the existing 89room resort renamed Schlittcrbahn Resort al the Rapids while redeveloping the The property borders one of ihe rnosl popular river tubing spots on the Comal Wilkinson Its a natural fit for We have more manmade lube chuies than any other park in the Now we will be able to offer river tubing as As far as we Schlitter bahn is the only water theme park in the world with natural river With the new Wilkinson expects to top last years record atten More than people vis iled the New Braunfels water park during ranking it fourth in water park attendance according to the trade journal Amusement The Henry family of New Braun fels opened Schlitterbahn in 1979 with four water the park is part of a 65acre recreation and resort complex on the banks of the springfed Comal Schlitter bahn now operates 17 water nine innertube a family wave three kiddie three swim ming four hot an 18hole miniature golf refreshment a video shaded grounds and a fleet of river Located next to the water park Schlitterbahn Resort at the Bahn has 140 riverfront cottages and motel For more call New signs in some residential areas are meant to discourage trespassing by visitors attempting to reach the WORD signs appearing in some subdivisions The Oriented Recreation District in an attempt to discourage trespassing through private residential areas has budgeted funds for an edu cational signage project in The district will make available to any homeowner association a wood sign Residential Area No Public Access to Respect Private The signs are to be installed at the entrance to subdivisions to advise everyone that there is no public access to the river and to look to businesses for river The sign and installa tion will be paid for by WORD through collected user Any subdivision within the dis tricts that has exper ienced a problem with trespassing anil wishes to place a sign at the entrance to the subdivision should contact WORD Administrator Betty Walls al Eligible subdivisions below the Canyon Lake Dam are Preiss Height Gruene River Laurel River Cliff Him Creek River View Saltier Little Pleasant View The Saltier Kumry Komer Canyon River Horseshoe Crystal and Hidden Vulley Eligible subdivisions above the Dam on the upper Guadaiupe River are Rebecca River Spring and Courts ban woman obsessed with pastor from church SAN ANTONIO AP A woman whose 10year infatuation wilh a Baptist minister included hun dreds of love letters and phone calls has been banned by a judge from any contact with ihe pastor or liis church Frances and her Ediih were prohibited from any contact with the Buckner Fanning or Trinity Baptist Church by District Judge Carleton Spears allowed an exception for the elder saying she may attend funerals held for friends at the It will be said whose order extended a temporary injunction he issued in If you have to come back I guaran tee 1 will aoi be as In a fourhour hearing Fanning described Frances Geers Fanning said he received hundreds of love letters and lateuighi telephone of die in which the woman professed her love and said the pastor also loved was mailed 10 about 90 church Fanning She said ihat she had been in love with me since she was 13 years banning adding thai he had uiixi tor years lo convince the woman 10 seek psychiatric Geers who represented her at the was banned from the church because she wrote letters condomiix her daughters She reportedly also accompanied Frances Geer on several trips to the ministers home and the homes of liis Some of the love letters allegedly berated Faiuiings family and said the pastors was incapable of While on ihe witness Frances Geer professed her love and tried to convince die judge mat she did have a relationship with