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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY 21 Unicorns 21 Cougars face off in district clash tonight See 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 54 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennial March New Braunfels 0 8 pages in one section Tuesday Jan 24 Inside Sports The Stamintisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Laura Ann Rodriguez Kenneth Brinkkoeter Carl Newsome William R Woeckn er Janice Gandy Happy Anniversary to John Margaret Landmark 47 Third Doll Toy Show date is changed The Third Annual Doll Toy Show at the New Braunfels Civic Center will be moving to a new date Saturday Feb 11 The event will be held from 9 to 4 The agenda for the show will remain the same A raffle of sev eral beautiful and valuable dolls is held at 4 with proceeds going to the Comal County Chil drens Shelter For more information call Dorothy 6253245 Cinderella to be cast Monday Jan 30 A pumpkin coach Prince Charming a glass slipper and a dream come true are all woven together by the magic of a Fairy Godmother in Cinderella pre sented by the Missoula Chil drens Theatre This original adaptation is a musical produc tion which features 50 local chil dren from K thru 12th grades Tickets are available at the Childrens Museum or during rehearsals at the civic center after 4 daily Monday Jan Feb 3 Proceeds will benefit the Chil drens Museum New Braunfels Art League scholarship fund and other local charities Auditions will be held Jan 30 at at the civic center Fifty parts for students grades K thru 12th will be cast For more information call Jean Wilson at 6090454 FPC Youth Choir are taking orders for Super Subs The members of the High School Youth Council of First Protestant Church are taking orders for Super Sub Sandwiches for Super Bowl Sunday Sales proceeds will be used to support FPC Youth Projects and the Inc Community Food Bank Cost per 12inch sandwich is Send your order with pay ment to SUPER SUB SAND WICH First Protestant Church 172 W Coll New Braunfels Texas 78130 Sandwiches can be picked up after the service Jan 29 Super Bowl Womens evening Bible study set The nondenominational womens evening Bible study JOURNEY WITH DIREC continues to meet at First Protestant Church in the Family Life Center The one hour study begins at 7 The study is taught by Marty Lindley For more information call 6097729 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint wirpop Jl E 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of LAURA ANN RODRIGUEZ Vol 143 No 51 Residents elash over proposed street By SUSAN FLYNTENGLAND Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council recessed at the beginning of its meeting last night and recon vened less than a block away at the New Braun fels Civic Center to accommodate the number of citizens who attended Those citizens aired their differences on coun cil agenda items in a meeting which lasted until The council meeting went into overtime when discussion began about extending Ridge Hill Dri ve through to Loop 337 to alleviate traffic con gestion in the Mission Hills area particularly on Kerlick Lane Weve beat this subject to said Mission Hills developer Randy Taylor The City of New Braunfels Development Plan master plan now pro vides for the extension of Ridge Hill Drive as an outlet for the subdivision Petitions were pre sented to the council both on Dec and last night regarding the extension Discussion was tabled on Dec 12 pending further information gathering Area resident Jim Cook wanted the master plan amended to not require the Ridge Hill Drive Extension We are not being elitist or self want to keep out the undesirable element burglars the he said If you cut Ridge Hill through to the loop Council schedules hearing for Paul Fraser By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council voted unan imously to schedule a public hearing to allow Mayor Paul Fraser to answer charges in the recall petition presented to council on Jan 14 The hearing will be Thursday Feb 2 at Several citizens spoke up inFrasers behalf at last nights meeting Jim Holster of Dist 4 said that Fraser has been a long time leader in the community He took a leadership role in Lafarge when it wasnt popular and now hes taking a leadership position on the library issue when it isnt he said Another resident enumerated situations in which Fraser has served the community If he was incompetent why was he elected to a second term she said every car that goes through is going to shine its lights in my said another resident Others insisted that some sort of traffic collec tor street was absolutely necessary for traffic safety Honor and defend our master plan and diffuse this speedway that Kerlick has said resident Stinson Worley The council heard numerous vehement opin ions on both sides of the issue Taylor the areas developer defended his actions in circulating a petition regarding the Ridge Hill extension and claimed neutrality in the matter We circulated two petitions one for one he said He claimed he had been directed by the city manag er to circulate the petitions City manager Mike Shands disagreed with Taylors version of the facts You came to me saying you wanted to kill the he said Alternate ideas for easing the Kerlick Lane traffic problems were introduced building a dri veway connecting New Braunfels Christian Acad emy with Loop 337 and extending Valley View Lane instead of Ridge Hill Council member Ambrosio Benitez said that no solution would please everyone I suggest you go back and hammer out a he said A motion to table the item was made and sec onded It passed 43 with council members Jan Kennady Brenda Freeman Benitez and Tim Walker in favor of tabling When the issue of scheduling a referendum on recycling came up more emotion was dis played Council member Mary Serold introduced the agenda item to discuss a referendum The general consensus of the citizens I spoke with is that they want to have the opportunity to vote on this recycling she said Trisha Cogdell of Dist 2 took offense that recycling had not come for a vote in the first place and accused Recycling Committee chair Susan Curtis of speaking irresponsibly about those who oppose recycling Im afraid theres not going to be a democratic process for my she said The point is that you need to ask before you reach into our Mayor ProTern Chris Bowers reminded citi zens of the length of the planning process the city employed for recycling and the opportunities for citizen input We did everything in our pow er to put this before the public We had an excel lent he said I feel were not giving this thing a chance to Kennady warned the council against chang ing its direction every time negative views are expressed after due process of legislation has already been completed Its a terrible prece dent to she said Resident John Haas noted that citizens express their views when they vote for elected officials I voted for you guys to take care of business Recy cling is he said The best thing you did this year was to get a contract and set up this recycling United Way tops from 94 drive From staff reports The Comal County United Ways 1994 campaign drive totalled from different local sources according to a release from the organization this week The United Way board of directors met last week and elected Doug Miller as the new president for 1995 and also named Frances Huff as the organiza tions drive chair for the next cam paign She will be assisted by John Stauffer who was instrumental in the success of the 1994 drive We have a strong foundation to build upon and it is our responsibility to keep Comal County a great place to Miller said Over citi zens of our county have entrusted us to distribute their money where it can do the most good This is an awe some assignment because over people count on the United Way and we cant let them Nine new board members were also elected including Diana Guerrero Campos Deanie Chollett Joyleen Dodson James Dunks Bonnie Lan drum Ray Martinez John Mathis Lee Rodriguez and Bonnie Tetrault David Sansing was named president elect and Cheryl Land was named treasurer The was an alltime high for the local United Way The United Way began from what was called the Community which began in 1954 The Community Fund was changed to United Way status in 1990 In five years the total contribution gathered each year has gone from to Welcome home HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Workers from Robinson Iron of Alexander City Alabama and the New Braunfels Parks Department lower the Plaza Fountain back down to its foundation after it was returned from a repair job yesterday A suspected drunk driver struck the Fountain several weeks ago causing considerable damage However the citys Insurance enabled the repair work to begin soon after the mishap Election to create water district may be called Board to meet in Spring Branch By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A temporary board of directors for the Comal County Underground Water Conservation District will meet Wednesday night 6 at the Spring Branch Fire Station on Hwy 281 The meeting will include only one action item to call an election to decide the creation of the district Only those who live within the proposed district boundaries would be eligible to vote in the election Cameron Wiley of Bulverde was an original petitioner in the first phase to create the district He is also a temporary board mem ber but said a new board would be voted in should the district the cre ation pass Wiley said early indications say an election could come as early as May although the temporary board has any of four dates within this year to set for election He said the county would not be in charge of the election rather the temporary board They are not responsible for said Wiley We can contract with them to do it We need voting machines those kind of An election would conclude a long process to create the district A petition was submitted in February of 1993 to the Texas Water Commission A public hearing was conducted in the county in March and July of last year and the petition tor creation it approved by election was granted by the Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Commission in November The proposed district would include approximately 64 percent of the county about 360 square miles of land over the Trinity Group aquifer It includes a proposed initial tax rate of 02 cents per valuation estimated to provide annual revenue for recharge brush control and other water conservation projects NB Battalion Chief takes top honors in arson investigation By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels Fire Department Bat talion Chief Donald W Zercher took top honors among the law enforce ment professionals who graduated Fri day night from an Arson Investigation class offered by the Alamo Area Law Enforcement Academy The graduation ceremony was held at Oak Run School in New Braunfels Zerchers fellow NBFD officer Lieutenant Stephen K Mabe was sec ond in the class of 25 Zercher is a 20year veteran of the NBFD Students in the arson investigation class began Aug 29 to endure long hours of punishing work said City Manager Mike Shands They studied four nights a week and most he said Community service is a way of life for all of us but these graduates have taken the effort to go a step said speaker Jerry Smith Stacy Cornwell of the NBFD described how the cadets had to under go unnerving search simulations Entering a vacant building in Seguin they would try to ferret out a hidden suspect armed with a gun loaded with blanks Every one of us got killed more than Zercher said Exhausting memorization of penal codes and traffic laws was another part of the training said Comwell They would get home from work study till midnight then study again when they woke up in the she said In an address to his fellow graduates Zercher urged the younger cadets to leam from experience theirs and that of their senior officers When youre out in the field you cant put a price on he said Zercher urged graduates to set an example with their own lives for youth to follow in the hope that future crime might be prevented As a law enforcement officer my fundamental duty is to serve said Edward Coleman of the Alamo Area Law Enforcement Academy as he read the Code of Ethics which all law enforcement officers pledge to fol low 1 will keep my private life unsul lied as an examplcto Each of the 25 trainees who com pleted the course passed the state exam inations They are Seth A Burgeon Seguin Police Joe S Castillo Seguin FireEMS Kurt A Domke Hays County Constable Pet Larry Leissner Comal County Constable Pet Stephen K Mabe New Braunfels Fire John E Moher Hays County Fire Marshalls Office Robert Moya Comal County Sheriffs Joel V Pope Hays County Fire Marshalls Office Ter rence D Roberts Comal County Fire Marshalls Office Martha Rodriguez Seguin FireEMS David E Strawn Hays County Fire Marshalls Office Gerald Weniger Seguin Fire EMS Donald W Zercher New Braunfels Fire Dept The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week
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