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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                IN SPORTS Smithlm Vatliy 3342 thriller See Page SA COUNTDOWN 150 HAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March Inside Letters to the Sports Fobus on The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeKung The New Brautfels Herald Zeitung extends the following Birthday wishes to Rodger Mack 21 Susan Stoeltje VIelvin Schwab Drew Camp bell Charles Riley Lackey Arnold Boyd Robertson Ruth Cole Gloria P Guerrero Ray mond Sanchez m 12 Steven Link Dorothy Link Anna Reinshages belatedVSan dra Mendoza John nie Hauk Gloria Luna Candy Sober Tracy Valentein Lisa Barter Evelyn Kropp Cindy Moos Mattie Wackwitz Darline Moos Mon Yolanda Sauceda Mon C Mills Reeves Jr Satur Richard A Renault Richard C Ohm Frieda Martin Willie Schraub Sat Ron Mumme Satur Rosle Belcher Jeanne Chatelle Thelma Grab Joe Medellin Jeanette Melat Carl Meschke Yuonne Sumner Mary Vehrs Satur Laura Behrendt Eerniece Berger Riglna Gilbreath Kitty Hufft Robert Karabimis Max Ellen Simmons Nelda Yoges Gilbert Chichester Mon Milbie John Happy Anniversary to Rah Jennifer Casares Geneva Red Keoghan Interact Club plans Halloween food drive The interact Club of New Braunfels High School is plan ning a food drive to take place Halloween evening Oct 31 Col lected items will be delivered to needy families for Thanksgiving according to Dora Lisa Alvarado club president Residents are urged to welcome Interact students at their doors Halloween evening with dona tions of canned goods and other applicable food items for the needy We hope this gives an alternative meaning to Trickor Treat in New Braunfels by help ing our fellow neighbors who have not been as fortunate espe cially at the Thanksgiving sea said Alvarado Canyon Lake GOP women set Halloween party chill supper The Canyon Lake Republican Women will host a Halloween party and chili supper for their local candidates The event will be held at Canyon Lake Action Center at Oct 28 Members and guest are urged to attend Sbunmtisch Tht Ntw Bnwftli HeraldZtiiung invites lit readers to tuimlt ittmt to Slammtucn According to tht Sdphienburg Archives and manben of tht German community SUjmmtiich represents a sitting place for mmbtrtofthf community to gather and Atari tfifdoyt hoppinings We invite you to The winning numbers LOTTEHV This newspaper is printed on reeyged Focus on AVomen Many of communitys leading women are featured in todays special saluteu Section D Red Ribbon Week begins 4 See People Page New Braunfels Herald 0 o 9 O 48 Pages in four sections Sunday Oct SUNDAY 75 CENTS Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of RUTH COLE I Vol 142 No 247 Center of attention Concern growing for future of citys busiest most dangerous intersection By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer City Manager Mike Shands says the issue of traffic around Walnut Hwy 81 and Interstate Hwy 35 is noth ing new With several large construc tion projects going up within the next two years this area could become the busiest and most congested in New Braunfels Weve been talking about it for said City Manager Mike Shands who added that Walnut is the main northsouth artery of the city It is a fact that traffic will increase after the new HEB Target and Wal Mart are in place What remains are the ways the city can deal with that increase Theories have ranged from widening Walnut north of 81 to making either Hickory or Sycamore streets oneway traffic in order to handle the traffic increase Shands said that process would be difficult given the heavy res idential area Wejusthave towaitand seeat this he said our hope is that it doesnt become so bad that we have to go in right away and widen He said the portion of Walnut between Hwy 81 and 135 should be able to handle the amount of traffic I predict traffic backing up on Wal turning left into the HEB off Walnut with the northbound traffic coming the other way I see traffic backing said Lt John Wommack of the New Braunfels Police Depart ment One of the busiest intersections in town is at Walnut and 135 Lt Wom mack said state highway statistics showed that intersection as one of the heaviest for accidents although most are minor Work is scheduled to begin in about one year converting frontage roads on 135 to oneway Shands said the state plans to widen the lanes under the 135 overpass Shands said peopleused to turn ing left out of WalMart onto the access toad would have to turn right and either loop back under the interstate or turn right on Walnut and come back around Either way an increase in traffic will be f seen at the intersection They state are going to be work ing with us on the frontage roads and said Shands There is a potential for a greater bottleneck HeraUZoltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mishap at Walnut 135 such as one whtoh took place Friday at the Intersection of Walnut and 135 have city fathers con cerned for future traffic problems as the areas commercial growth brings Increased traffic This accident Involved three vehicles a 1968 Nissan Maxima driven by Brooke Morrow of San Marcos a 1993 CMC pick up driven by Marc Butler of San Antonio and a 1991 Bulck LaSabre driven by Dorothy Cranflll of I Canyon Lake I Maze of construction making Walnut hub of retail By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor HaraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Aerial flight courtesy of MICHAEL BARTELS Construction of the HEB Super Store Is nearlng completion Call it the Hot Corner The comer of Walnut and Interstate 35 contains a maze of construction projects either planned or already started An a strip shopping center a McDonalds a Target and a WalMart Super Store It all adds up to make Walnut and 135 the future retail capital of New Braunfels quite a contrast to a year ago when none of those projects was even announced and Wal nut Square Shopping Center sat mostly empty Why there and not someplace else I wish I could tell you Id get said Michael Meek executive vicepres ident of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce A lot of it probably has to do with growth on the east side of the highway WalMart has also been so successrul at that intersection and with HEB going in it makes it the number one retail area in the city Then add Target and the new WalMart Super Store and youve got a synergy going on there like nowhere else in The projects are all varying stages The McDonalds is nearing completion and is already hiring workers The HEB and accompanying strip shopping center have a planned Npv 18 opening Target just began demolition at Wal nut Square where it will build its store And the squarefoot WalMart Super Store has not yet begun con struction Meek said the existing WalMart will remain open until the new Super Store is finished then the old WalMart will be torn down and a parking lot built on the site Michael Meek Weinman to appear on TV From staff reports NEW YORK Local resident Anarae Weinman is in New York to appear on a national television talk show Weinman claims she was raped in her home New Years night and is outraged that Comal County prose cutors declined to prosecute the case She will appear on the show on the cable Talk Channel which will air Tuesday at 10 The shows producers found out about Weinman because she also appeared in this months Glamour Magazine in an article about why Doug Miller could be citys next water negotiator Monday night By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer District Attorney Bill Reimer says the case was not prosecuted because three different police officers con cluded the case was unfounded and photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Slumber party of Memorial Hospitals staff spent the night on the roof of the hospital Friday night to make good on a pledge to spend a night under the stars after the hospitals employees met a challenge to raise for the Comal County United Way campaign The hospital raised Additional funds were rajaed when employees paid to have roofere wear or take to bed special items such as teddy bears and hair Roofers Include Johnny Johnson Joe Moore Nan and Cindy John New Braunfels city council mem bers will discuss and possibly decide Monday whether to name Doug Miller as the citys water negotiator through an interlocal agreement with Comal County and New Braunfels Utilities Miller whose contract with the city expired in May but continued to work for the city through August anyway said he was surprised that he was put on the city councils agenda for tomor rows meeting Several council members had asked me if I could represent the city but I didnt think it was going to get in a meeting this Miller said In August the city refused to pay Miller for attending a meeting as New Braunfels water representative How ever City Manager Mike Shands said he wasnt sure the city told Miller to go the meeting At an NBU meeting in August Mayor Paul Fraser voted not to keep Miller as NBUs water representative Miller has attended dozens of aquifer and water meetings in the last few years on behalf of local keep their interests known Council member Jan Kennady jfctf the matter on Monday nights agenda to be liayssed because she said it hkd not been discussed in the council before We need to address said KJsjit nady We need to go on record because this is real Because Miller the coun ty and NBU Kennady said his record should speak for itself For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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