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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas MMfcMM NOT 206 Serving Nl Tuesday September 1991 ituno feme of One 14 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Donnic Kathy Linda Bockholt and Lenard Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Cheryl and Dwayne Kocpp and Paul and Pat Belated anniversary wishes to Ken and Pauline Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Book donations Friends of the Library is collect ing books for its October Donors may drop off books at Dit tlingcr Memorial Library or call 6293048 to arrange videos and puzzles will be accepted magazines and tex tbooks will Library card Do you know whats stacked with long on packed with respectability and free for the using That library card in your pocket gives you carte blanche to the Dittlinger Memorial The library is located at 373 Magazine Fair volunteers Volunteer workers for the Com al County Fair will have a picnic at in the air conditioned arts and crafts building at the located on Common Rodso queen Contestants interested in run ning for the title of Comal County Queen will meet for the first time For more information call Terry Gene Elliot at GermanAmerican picnic The annual GermanAmerican Society picnic Landa Park picnic areas 5 and A brief meeting is scheduled before the Garden club Comal Garden Gub will meet at Thursday in the home of Jeanne 499 Edgewa The program on Design Mechanics will be presented by Claire Johnston of She is a master of the Judges a flower show school instructor and president of the Hill Country Gar den Council in Defensive driving The New Braunfels Independent School District Community Edu cation Program is offering Defen sive Driving this with clas ses from 610 Tuesday and Thursday evenings and during the day on Meeting place will be the Community Education 430 Mill Call 6206200 or 6258110 for Covered dish Members of the Albert Kypfer Lodge Sons of will have a meeting and social beginning at 7 Saus age will be but members are asked to bring a covered Democratic Women Texas Democratic Women of Comal County will meet at 5 on the banks of the Guadalupe River at Camp Hueco first crossing on River 2A Good Day Rainy conditions today are expected to stretch into the evening and possible into Temperature trends should find highs in the low 90s and lows in the low The high in New Braun fels Monday was 92 and the over night low was In the 24hour period ending at 7 rain fall was inch at the official National Weather Service collec tion For weather please see Page CLASSIFIED 1113 COMICS B CROSSWORD 3 DEAR 3 HOROSCOPE 4 RECORDS 4 SPORTS 910 TV U8TWQS 3 WEATHER 2 ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer New Braunfels new Main Street Project Penelope on Tuesday began her duties to continue downtown This position combines every thing I have always wanted to including historical preservation the liberal arts side of Plus Ive always had a real interest in commer Church said Tuesday On the agenda for her first day of work here is the monthly Downtown Association meeting and sche duled for at Wolfgangs Storms effects minimal Rainfall totaling of an inch was recorded Monday at the official National Weather Service recording station in New Unofficial totals of between a of an inch and 5 inches were reported to radio station The heaviest rains fell in the Canyon Lake Although skies became menacingly dark around 5 the late early evening thunderstorm caused few problems in New sai d Roger NBUs director of technical Scattered lightning strikes knocked out transformer but the minor problems were quickly corrected by the to Biggers One power line supply ing a single house went he sai rrThe rhent responded to no weatherrelated problems on Fire Marsl lal Elroy Friesenhahn Bill NBU engineering assis tant and local water si aid recent rains helped push die Edwards Aquifer level at the Pan tl tier Canyon well in New Braunfels up by nearly twotenths of a The aquifer rose to up fr om on Tepe Elsewhere in South skies were mostly cloudy to cloudy and showers and thunderstorms remained near A large area of showers and thun derstorms had developed across south Central Texas from near to Eagle Pass to near Corpus Showers and thunderstorms were scattered across the extreme eastern Concho Valley and Edwards Skies were mostly clear over the rest of the Temperatures were mostly in the 70s and 80s across the state with some readings in the mid50s reported in Davis Temples decision due soon The Temple City Councill inter viewed he first four of 14 remaining candidates for the vacant city mana gers position including New Braunfels City Manager Paul Groh Thursday and could decide as soon as According to information pub lished in the Temple Daily the council could make a decision on the day of the last or the following The coioncil also could narrow the 14 candi dates further to several firm lists for a second round of New Braunfels city manager since April is one of 14 interviewees selected from 86 applicants for he to The city managers and the city finance directors positions became vacant after the two resigned in the wake of an audit that showed city reserve funds had been depleted by million over a fiveyef The audit said the depletion resulted from routine expenditures allowed to exceed budgeted Council members said trie situation should have been communicated to them prior to the auditors iKellar at Prince Solms The Main Street Advisory Board and the Downtown Association board and members also are sponsoring a reception welcoming Church from to 7 also at Wolf gangs an Austin will attend training sessions at the Texas Main Street Center in Austin in Sep tember and She received a degree from the University of Texas at Austin last Her duties will include promoting downtown economic development and historical preservation through coordinating identifying potential retail assisting in the sale of downtown real estate and working with architects on building Church said she plans to continue pursuing the shortand longterm goals already established for the Main Street such as the transit Attracting nonretail anchor enterprises to the downtown area also will be a she The Main Street started more than two years is aimed at revitalizing the downtown business district and increasing taxable proper ty value About million in private funds has been invested so far in restoring commercial buildings adding about 20 according to City Manager Paul Earlier this the city was designated a Main Street City by the Texas Historical which qualifies the city for free architectural and other professional services in its downtown one of seven finalists for the per year was recom mended by a sixmember selection committee of downtown business rep resentatives after a twomonth inter nal and external search For mer Main Street Project Director April Goldsmith was promoted to spe cial projects Selection committee members were Bob Texas Commerce Bank Marian The Collec tion Carol Johnson Furni ture Company Carolyn Main Street Advisory Board Rosemary Entex and Bob Henne Texas Bungee is located at the Lake McQueeney Dam in McQuee just out Highway 725 from New The firm operates with a crane which can be adjusted to various jumping A San Antonio man was injured Sunday while attempting the human rocket a kind of negative bungee jump maneuver where the person starts with the cords and springs Photos by Robert Stewart Man hurt in bungee accident By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A San Antonio man was receiving a broken while attempt ing the human rocket launch at a Guadalupe County crane bungee jumping operation over the Labor Day according to Edith Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department Mark was injured at Sunday while being launched by stretched bungee Lange The victim was pulled by a bungee cord and hit the bottom of the basket as he was pulled by the crane opera Lange Ackerman hit the basket and suffered a cut on his left leg and possible broken The basket is a platform that is raised up to 200 feet in the air by a crane for people to jump off of while attached to rubber bandlike bungee Ackerman suffered a dislocated severe lacerations and a fracture Local operator stresses safety By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer We do not support or encourage crane bungee said Susy Simp manager of Bungee Over Texas in the Preiss Heights We were told by our engineers that structurally they were not and the insur ance company that we use would not insure us if we used a Bungee Over Texas operates a bungcejumping platform over the Guadalupe River near New on what is described as the first structure specifical 2 and remained hospitalized Tuesday morning at Lukes Hospital in San He was taking calls from family members Texas Bungee is located at the Lake McQueeney Dam in just out Highway 725 from New Unlike the bungee platform located in the Comal County Preiss Heights Texas Bungee Adven tures operates with a crane which can be adjusted to various jumping The also offer a human rocket a kind of negative bungee jump where the person starts with the cords stretched and springs We do not condone crane jump said an employee of Bungy over near New Our platform is specifically designed for bungee Texas Bungee Adventures in McQueeney requires all jumpers to be at least 18 years old with a valid driv ers They also allow no one to jump who weighs over 250 Jumpers sign a release form before Prices at the McQueeney jump site are for the first for the second and There are additional charges for head dips into the water and videotaping of the Special jumps such as ankle head dips and tandem jumps require jumping Jumpers leap off a steel basket after being hoisted over the They are attached to two safety harnesses with all equipment stressed for a load 10 times greater than Advance reservations can be made by calling an operator who will send an information packet in the For more information call 512 Texas Bungee Adventures is located on Hot Shot Lane in McQueeney off Highway The San Antonio owner of Texas Bungee Adventures could not be reached for Only portion of citys studies tax funded ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer New Braunfels taxpayers funded of a total spent on five city studies in the last two The golf course transportation park master plan air port study and downtown revitalization study generally havent cost local tax City Manager Paul Grohman told the City Council last Thats the five studies that have been done in the last two The total cumulative cost to the taxpayers of New Braunfels has been and that was required by Grohman Mayor James Goodbread said while the figures sounded theres no study that doesnt cost tax payer It may not cost them but it costs This one that we got for the transit I thought was poorly illadvised and Goodbread Grohman responded that some type of mass whether it be trolleys or could be part of the answer to relieving parking shortages and roadway congestion during the sum mer tourist Youre looking at moving people without moving cars down congested Grohman The concept is there to move people that you dont have the roads to I guess what Im trying to say is that somebody picks up the tab for 8w
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