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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 1F8T AVAILABLE COPY Friday August 1991 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Cherry One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Joyce Gisbert Karla Elaine Marie Juan Gabriel Rebecca Ben jamin Vincent Paul Zena Vicky Cer da Cruz and Elaine Belated birthday wishes to John Vela and Sheila Celebrating a birthday Saturday will be Ashley Simon and Jane Ann Celebrating an anniversary today are and Bennie Bcicrsdorfer and and Guillcrmo Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Silent auction The lobby of the New Braunfels Civic Center will be open today and Saturday so bidders can exa mine such prizes as an auto graphed Spurs original crafts and coupons for meals and amusements all part of a silent auction to benefit the Texas Young Woman of the Year Bids may be entered at any point during the threeday with winners announced during Satur days set for Bid ders need not be Proceeds will fund scholarships presented as program Cleaning up The Rivercrest Heights Neigh borhood Association will holds its second cleanup meeting at 8 Saturday in the neighborhood Bring lawn tools and refresh Rummage sale Comal County Womens Center is having a rummage sale Saturday at the Old Krueger Building on West San Antonio Stuff a grocery bag for Sale will be from 8 to 3 Band practice Canyon High School Band sum mer practice began Thursday and will continue from to 11 Monday through After noon practice will be Monday and Wednesday from 46 and Tuesday and Thursday from 68 Band practice Band practice for the New Braunfels High School Unicom Band will begin at Mon day for high school freshmen and new band All returning percussion and color guard person nel also need to start practice on Band practice for all other reluming members begins Thurs 8 at All prac which will be held at New Braunfels High will end at Band members need to bring their School Immunizations The Comal County Health Department announces its sche dule for immunizing children and adults prior to the beginning of Beginning 1 through all walkin immunization clinics will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall across from the main entrance to Landa The SM 2A Good Day Temperatures near 100 are expected again with a south east wind at 510 A clear evening could yield temperatures near Through the conditions will cool a bit with highs reaching only the mid90s and a chance for afternoon or even ing thundershowcrs returning to the In New Braunfels Thurs the high was 99 and tho over night low was For more weath er please see Pago Inaldt DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Whats in a name Gruene Hall takes on a new look for the filming of yet another Photo by Robert Stewart Gruene Hall again scene of filming By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The name of Gruene Hall was changed to Druene Hall on Thurs day as countrywestern singer Clint Black was in town filming a beer commercial at the historic dance Workers removed the G from the front of the building and replaced it with a D to avoid identifying the hall in the commer This was to avoid the implication that Gruene Hall sells only the one type of the worker who made the switch The commercial should be released for airplay in one to three according to Jim LaRoc assistant We shot one day two in El and did some driving around the state in the tour he The crew started filming at to beat the summer whose hits include Kill ing headed to San Antonio after wrapping up filming in A beer commercial for another company was filmed in Gruene earlier this Hearings set on bungee traffic ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Comal County commissioners on Thursday scheduled a public hearing to consider noparking zones on por tions of Edwards Boulevard and Agarita Trail near the controversial bungeejumping The court scheduled a public hear ing for 9 22 to consider lim iting parking on short stretches of road in the Preiss Heights based on recommendations from Dennis Koepp of the Comal County Sheriffs Vehicles parking near Bungy Over which opened July Fourth in the mostly residential have been restricting resident and emergency traffic on the Koepp The bungee jumpers leap from a metal tower extending from a cliff overlooking the Guadalupe River and free fall about 125 feet until giant elastic cords snap them back The bungee jumping seems to be increasing in Koepp Theres more people wanting to see what its all It seems like every weekend there are more and more cars showing up over Koepp recommended commission ers consider prohibiting parking along Edwards on both sides of the street 50 feet beyond boundary of the bungee jumping property and along Agarita 50 feet from the intersection with Commissioner Jumbo Evans said moving the parking 50 feet away from the site wouldnt solve the prob but only relocate He said he supports a more extensive parking ban on Edwards between Elmgrove Avenue and Ervendberg Avenue and on Agarita between Edwards and Mary Preiss Koepp said the county could later consider expanding a parking ban if the initial ban doesnt relieve the traff ic congestion The extent of a parking if one is established at wouldnt need to be decided until after input from the public is heard at the County Judge Carter Casteel Parking restrictions need to be con sidered for the safety of the public and the motorists traversing the area near the bungee Sheriff Jack Bre mer I dont think we should use this as a harassment for a business or any thing Im looking at it strictly from a safety If that doesnt do the then we can expand Bremer In other commissioners Reviewed the Comal County audit performed by the accounting firm Keith The countys financial records received a good although sev eral minor auditing and bookkeeping procedures were Clarified action taken at the July 25 meeting concerning a public hearing on a speed limit on Saltier See Page 2 Coming Sunday Kourtney Goerges of New Is among 23 girls In town this week competing for the title of Texas Young Woman of the See Sundays HeraldZeitung for a pictorial look at the events leading up to Saturday when the winner Is announced at the Civic Photo by Annelles Schllckenrleder City schedules weekend hours for biggerthanexpected vote Hot slight chance for rain forecast for weekend The National Weather Services weekend weather forecast for the New Braunfels area calls for partly cloudy skies and hot with a slight chance of rain on On parly cloudy skies with a high in the upper 90s are pre along with 10 mph southeast The Sunday forecast calls for a slight chance of widely scattered showers and thunderstorms with highs in the upper 90s and a low in the About daytime and over night visitors are expected in New Braunfels this tho average number expected for a nonholiday summer The Greater Now Braunfels Cham ber of Commerces Convention and Visitors Bureau averaged about 500 telephone inquiries and walkin visi tors Monday through Thursday this according to bureau Director Tourism volume is expected to remain fairly high through the start of the school year as families fit in vaca tions before the end of the Scheelc More than 500 relatives and local residents are expected to attend both the preliminary Texas Young Woman of the Year program at tonight and the finals competition Saturday at said Patsy secretarytreasurer of the state Both events will be held at the Civic and tickets will be avail able at the ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Absentee voter turnout in the 10 elections has been heavier than expected at the city and county poll ing The city of New Braunfels has scheduled weekend absentee voting from 10 to 3 Saturday at the New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castell in the 10 special election on extending the hours alcohol can be sold at local bars and City residents will cast ballots for or against licenses and permits for retail private clubs and mixed alcoholic beverage establishments for the authority to serve and con sume alcoholic beverages on Sunday between the hours of 1 and 2 and on any day except Sunday between the hours of 12 midnight and City Secretary Veronica said the city typically offers absentee voting on the second Saturday of each city absentee voting Between 50 and 60 people are expected to turn mostly those who work out of town and arent able to vote absentee during the Prom the start of absentee voting July 22 through about 419 people had cast absentee ballots at City a total Sarkozi called heavy for this time of Its a little more than we she Regular weekday absentee voting by personal appearance at tho munici pal building continues between 8 and 5 through Through about 530 people have cast ballots at the Comal County 100 Main since absentee voting on two state constitutional amendments started July County Clerk Rosie Bosen bury said I just didnt expect the volume that Citys regulations can limit placement of campaign signs By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer It is illegal to place political campaign signs in the right of way of streets in New according to Mike city planning We go through this every election Shands Well get complaints but people dont want to give their names so we dont have a The requirement for political campaign signs is that they shall be exempt from regulation as long as they arc located on private do not exceed 32 square feet per face in commercial and industrial zoning do not exceed eight square feet per face in residential zoning and are displayed with in 90 days prior to and 10 days following the he We normally have pretty good compliance There are no standards for construction in the city Signs can be metal or anything from the back of a paper plate to beautifully done Proving culpability is difficult because other people remove signs and place them in places where they arc not supposed to Shands Determining where the right of way is can be tricky as it varies from place to Rights of way in town can range from one foot to 50 feet from the edge of the Rights of way in most residential areas are seven to 15 Generally if you stay behind the power poles five youre almost always out of the right of Shands This is because the utility companies leave five feet for the overhang of power pole Weve had real good compliance by people when you call their campaign he We dont do anything until we get the name of a By illegally placing a candidate or property owner may be opening the door to possible legal there will probably be a problem where somebody hits a sign on a bicycle and gets injured and there could be a lawsuit over Shands But it hasnt happened Election day is August 10 for the county and school were Bosenbury From the very weve had a good day every The state ballot appears to be generating high but Boson bury said she didnt know what to expect on election day The first amendment is a for or against vote to allow tho voters of a county education district to adopt cer tain tax exemptions from the districts ad valorem taxation for residence homesteads and to provide for the tax ation of personal The sec ond amendment authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds to provide educational loans to college Voters also arc casting absentee ballots at school district polling loca tions throughout the Resi dent of both the Comal and New Braunfels school districts are voting Sw 2
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