Tuesday, August 13, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas ROTZLER APPROVED AS CANYON BASKETBALL COACH See Page BEST AVAILABLE COPY August 1991 191 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY of One 12 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Ileratd Zeilung wishes happy birthday today to Alice George Clarence Jana Bel Annc Marky Stephanie Ortega and Lucy Belated best wishes to Mary Ann Happy anniversary today to Arturo and Odclia Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Street closure West Mill Street from North Castcll to North Academy avenues will be closed from 7 to 5 daily through Friday for replace ment of the rail road Band boosters New Braunfels High School Band boosters will meet in the band hall at All pircnis are Freshmen parents arc particularly urged to The plans for the new school year will be ITie new band director also will be School registration All former and new students attending Canyon Middle School for the 199192 school year should register at the school from 9 to noon or 13 today and Wed For more information call Community Chorale Community Chorale rehearsals lor the fall season begins at 7 today at the Friendship Room of Kdcn SVHS tours Members of the Val ley High School Student Cbuncil will give guided tours of the cam pus for new students and freshmen today through Thursday from to noon and 1 to Members also will be available to help students with class schedules and locker For more call Smilhson Valley High School at 512 Magic show Longhorn Grill will treat stu dents from New Braunfels area day care centers to a special magic with performances at and The featuring Bob Ford of Ford Magic Productions in San Antonio will entertain for 45 For more conact Kent Lucas at Longhorn 1030 Highway 81 Rummage sale La Mujer a nonprofit will sponsor a rum mage and bake sale from 9 to 6 Saturday and Sunday at the Weekend Flea 1661 Scguin Dance school Registration for the 199192 Hermann Sons School of Dance will be from 16 Thursday at the lodge located at 463 Union In order to students must be members of Hermann Sons and In good Stu dents must be oetween the ages of 3 and Registration fee per stu dent is For more information call Denlsc Bird at 6253093 or Marti Matthews at Set 2 uay Todays high could reach about 97 degrees In a forecast that includes an overnight low near 76 and a slight chance for The rain chance will grow Wednesday through Friday and temperature are expected to settle Into highs In tho low 90s and lows in the low For weather please Page see CLASSIFIED 1018 COMICS 7 CROSSWORD 3 DIAR AMY 0 HOROSCOPE 9 RECORDS 4 SPORTS TV LISTINGS 4 WIATHIR a Noparking zone established Commissioners hope to relieve bungee complaints ByMARKWARNKEN StaH Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court on Monday established a tow away no parking to relieve con gestion on streets near the bungee jumping enterprise in the Preiss Heights After warning signs are erected this parking and stopping will be banned along both sides of Edwards Boulevard from Ervendbcrg Avenue to Elmgrove Avenue and along both sides of Agarita Trail from Edwards to Mary Preiss After a sparsely attended public commissioners approved the parking ban near Bungy Over located on Edwards Boulevard just outside the city limits of New Braun in response to traffic especially on that poses problems for residents and emergency Two residents and a rep resentalive of the county Water Oriented Recreation but no bungee business addressed the The controversial bungeejumping operation has caused noise and other complaints from neighbors in the mostly residen tial subdivision since opening July Bungee jumpers each pay to leap from a metal platform extending from a cliff overlooking the Guada lupe River and free fall about 120 feet before giant elastic cords attached to harnesses they wear snap them up in the first of several The sport is completely operators tbe court scheduled the public hearing to establish a smaller noparking as recommended by the Sheriffs along both sides of Edwards Boulevard from 50 feet west to 50 feet east of the bungee jumping property and along both sides of Agarita Trail 50 feet from the intersection with The larger Comal County Commissioner Moe County Judge Carter Castee and Commissioner Jumbo Evans face an array of San Antonio television cameras during Mondays public hearing on a parking ban near the controversial bungeejump enterprise in Preiss Heights Photo bv Mark Warnken ban was favored because of concerns mat the traffic congestion would not be only County Judge Carter Casteel and Commissioner Jumbo Evans visited trie bungeejumping site last Friday with representatives of WORD and the state land office to see if any state agencies might be of assistance in regulating that Casteel said that based on her short the site is unsafe for She has asked County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander to try to tmd a way to close the plate down until me proper ty is Its sort of like going 10 the gioc cry store and doing youi while its under construction In the short time that J was I viewed fencing laying bucks laying boaros laying Casteel Theres ail kind ut problems out there that need to be eoi retted beiore that becomes operational tor pubhe she The operations design indicates a obvious lack of planning because the site and parking lot are too small to accommodate the Evans there are no permanent reitrooni facilities or drinking water Casteel said she also is also looking for a way to regulate the actual bungeejumping which she said does not appar including contacting state Similar bungee enterprises are planned in Dallas and either Austin or San Casteel So this will not be aoneandonly in our And if that is the I cannot see why we wouldnt be able to get some assistance from the state and try to get some Casteel Commissioners Court also dis cussed problems with river outfitters picking up tubers at the bungee site after dark and the longtime speeding problems through the Mayor James on Monday reads a proclamation declaring 24 through 30 as MexicanAmerican Heritage Week In New Braunfels In conjunction with the New Braunfels MexicanAmerican Heritage Societys sixth annual Fiesta Mexlcana Hlstorlca celebration scheduled 24 and 25 at the Civic Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa second from will serve as master of ceremonies during the coronation dance that Saturday Quadalupe and Josie Castillo are publicity chairman and Fiesta Hlstorlca Texas Railroad Com missioner Bob Krueger has accepted an Invitation to crown the Laura Irene State Edmund Kuempel also will par ticipate In the coronation Photo by Mark Warnken City reaffirms waste opposition ByMARKWARNKEN BtiffWrlMr The New Bruunfcls City Council on Monday approval three resolutions reaffirming the citys opposition to the LafargeSystech corporations application lo store and burn hazardous waste at a cement plant near the In the Fust the council unanimously approved1 further spend ing in the citys legal battle against the Over the past the city has spent around City Manager Paul Orohman told the The council approved further but asked the city manager to report monthly on legal expenses to belter Inform New Braunfels may need to spend up to during the next couple months until the Texas Water Commission adopts the guidelines mandated by the Texas Legislature in Senate Bill 1099 during the last regular legislu SM a Rodgers foresees few changes after winning top spot at CAD ByMARKWARNKEN StaH Writer The Comal Central Appraisal Dis trict board on Monday hired Acting Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers for the top in the department at a annual has served as deputy chief appraiser since being hired by CAD in March Rodgers took courses required for a state real estate commission sales license at San Jacinto Junior College from 1981 to The Spring Branch resident is registered with the Board of Tax Pro fessional Examiners in Austin and is working on his registered professional appraiser The new chief appraiser although he doesnt plan too many changes in the CAD he wont fill the deputy chief appraiser position he formerly one of two deputy chief appraiser Curtis Koehler will be die sole deputy chief Rodgers CAD will contract for some commercial and industrial a move he calls very cost and will hire an entrylevel appraiser during the middle of the upcoming fiscal Im very appreciative of the faith that the board has shown in he I look forward to meeting the challenges ahead of After an hourlong executive ses the board approved the hiring by a 41 vote with no Chair man Vice Chairman Ray mond Secretary Neil Cruigmilc and Board Member Harvey Pape voted in while Felipe Ramirez voted Ramirez said he thought there were better qualified In late the board hired Allen as chief chief appraiser in Trinity County and one of the seven finalists including changed his mind about a week later and declined the The chief appraiser post has been vacant since Richard Rhodes left the agency in February to take the top appraiser post in Ellis In other the board approved a 1992 budget of about about lower than last Most employees will receive 3percent costofliving salary CISD canvasses weekend vote By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wrlttr The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees canvassed the August 10 election ut a special meeting Monday confinning total votes Tax exemptions of for dis abled and elderly homesteads and 20 percent of the market value of resi dence homesteads passed overwhelm A persona property tax was resoundingly In other the board approved issuance of tax anticipation notes to obtain funds for the district to operate until tax revenues are This is the first year weve done said Abel business The action became necessary due to the district having used up reserve funds last Campos The notes are an alternative to bor rowing money whicn would end up costing the district more in he An attorney indicated tlial the dis trict received top rating from the bonding company for the notes this but that the company expressed reservations about next year unless fund balances Reserve funds were used last year SM 2 Saturdays Guadalupe drowning victim identified By ROBERT STEWART The 21yearold Lake Dallas man who died after jumping from the Preiss Heights cliffs Saturday has been identified as William Valentine u college student in officials at the Comal County Sheriffs Department The man died around 3 Satur day after hitting the water face down horizontally in his third jump from the said David Ott of the Sher iffs Six people were arrested later in the day for trespassing on the property which is owned by the city of officials Anderson was with a group of friends who reported seeing bubbles surface after the man hit the water and The man was declared dead by Pre cinct 1 Justice of the Peace Harold An Arlington man drowned June 23 after diving from the The area is posted with no trespassing signs and signs warning about the dangers of diving from the