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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Cougars notch first district wins Page 11A 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Plaza bandstand Her a IdZc MO 16 189 W E 8 T MIC R 0 P U B HIN G 27 E YAM DR PASO IX 79903 20 pages in two sections Wednesday March Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of DOUGLAS BRANDT Vol 143 Sports is a Cops say man drug peddler By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Katie Bader 16 Marie Long Laura Raquel Pulido three Josh Colvin Jackie Zamora 27 and Douglas Brandt Good afternoon Todays weather Cool and rainy high about 68 low 50 Tomorrow continued cool with showers Clearing and warmer by Saturday NBU issues advisory to customers Several customers have called New Braunfels Utilities to say they have received calls at their home from a per son identifying himself as an employee of NBU claiming that they need to enter the home to make inspections to a refrigerator or other appli ances They have also made statements concerning low voltage problems or the cus tomers need to leave their homes NBU would like to make it clear that it is only under very rare or extreme circumstances that an NBU employee would ever request to enter a cus tomers home Do not allow anyone claiming to be an NBU employee to enter your home without proper ID or without calling the main office at 629 8400 or central dispatch at 6258564 to verify the identity of the employee Personnel required to be on your proper ty to read your meter or make repairs to utility service lines should be in an NBU vehicle and in uniform with an NBU logo Customers should feel free to request identification from these personnel as well Comal County Aggie Muster coming The 1995 Aggie Muster will be held Friday April 21 at the New Braunfels Knights of Columbus Hall Fellowship will begin at with dinner starting at Guest speaker for Muster will be Mr Donald Powell 56 director of business services for Texas University and coauthor of The Fightin Texas Aggie Band a com prehensive history of the Aggie Band from 1894 to the present Aggie Muster is open to all former students and their families parents of students and students and friends of Texas Reservations can be made by calling 6200704 Reservation deadline is Tues day April 18 Cost including dinner is for adults and for children age 11 and under Garage Sale Saturday Xi Alpha Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International will hold a garage sale Saturday April 1 from to at 880 Highway 81 adjacent to Lenises Floral Creations This newspaper is punt ed on recycled newsprint Springtime express HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Leslie Boone spruces up the Landa Park train for the upcoming season The train is already open on days when the weather Is nice Tickets are children under one year old ride free The train is a good way to see the entire park without tiring yourself out A man came riding up to the HEB park ing Monday afternoon on his bicycle and carrying a knapsack but police said it wasnt books he was carrying or groceries he was planning to buy Instead undercover and uniformed offi cers were waiting for the man and arrested him on a charge of delivering pounds of marijuana Lt Sumner Bowen of the Sheriffs Crim inal Investigation Department reported offi cers had allegedly agreed to meet Mario Delgado a California native and pay him per pound for the marijuana which would total about Lt Bowen said that for New Braunfels that was a lot of Delgado 29 gave an address in the Rio Grande Valley and was wanted on a felony theft parole violation warrant issued by Hildalgo County He has also had previous drug and other types of arrests police said Delgado is currently being held without bail in the Comal County Jail on the Hildal go Co warrant and is awaiting magistration on the delivery of marijuana 550 charge a second degree felony punishable by imprisonment for a period of two to 20 years a fine not to exceed Incorporation backers pleased with response By ROBERT STEWART Special to the HeraldZeitung Proponents of a plan to incorporate the Canyon Lake area say they have gotten a good reaction to their proposal Im extremely pleased with reaction to the article that appeared last week in the Times Guardian and the said Don Avery of the incorporation committee In talking to a lot of the residents in the proposed city of Canyon Lake they agree the time is here for Avery is a vice president of Southern News papers and former publisher of the Times Guardian When the incorporation committee gets all of the questions answered we will welcome an opportunity to speak to any group or organization at Canyon Avery said In the meantime I welcome anybody on a oneonone basis to talk about Local businessman Richard Smith said he has been surprised at the amount of positive input he has received since last week Ive had so much good and so little negative that Im really getting excited about Smith said Ive had quite a few calls Ive had two that were negative but they wouldnt give their names or phone numbers Ive had probably 25 people call me and every one of them were for it I met one guy that was negative but couldnt offer any Smith said some who worked against the last incorporation effort are planning to support this new proposal He said numerous people have Canyon Lake residents seem ready to form a city Avery says Ive had probably 25 peo ple call me and every one of them were for Richard Smith offered help in time and money The committee is working to establish a bank account in order to accept donations Businessman Bruce Jones said he has received mostly positive input with only one negative reac tion in the last week I even had an older man call me to say he wanted to sign the petition as soon as we get it Jones said Local businessman Charles Billings said he favors incorporation to protect the Canyon Lake area I think the time is Billings said I think for our own selfprotection it is going to be necessary and with that in mind I do support it Were either going to be taken by San Antonio or New Braunfels We need our own identity and our own officials running the Another local businessman worked against the last incorporation proposal He is in favor of the idea this rime The forces that want more government are going to keep running at us and running at Ed Nolan I think its a proper time for us to be looking into it and taking some action towards incorpo all the facts available to us from county officials and others and going forward if this is what the people said Doyle Pat ton I think this is a good idea Don is going about it the right way this Patton said the lack of zoning protection jeop ardizes property and business owners There are several advantages to us rating and I just think the public should listen and leam and make an informed he said Keep an open mind Things have changed since that last election and I do think its time to look into it 1 worked against it last time because it was done so Dr Sandee Fabling said she favors incor poration for many reason including enhanced police protection I think that crime is becoming more of an issue for our children Im concerned about this I think that the county is already stretched very thin on Fabling said adding that the number of families with children is increasing as many fleel the metropolitan cities appeals to me from the aspect of us looking to the future not necessarily tomorrow but our future to protect our children from whats happening in the cities all around us It will follow them and we have to be Richard Smith added that Canyon Lake must look ahead as hindsight is not very useful Look at recently had a pro posal to do this they declined and now theyve got a problem the cement plant to be A voice of opposition has spoken out in the form of attorney Ed Nolan He has formed the CSGG Committee to Stop Government primarily to fight the proposed underground water district Nolan said after that election the com mittee will focus its sights against the incorpora tion effort The forces in Comal County that want more government are going to keep running at us and running at Nolan said This is the third try at incorporation since Ive been out Nolan can be reached by calling 9073007 or 9643778 during business hours The incorporation committee plans to hold a town meeting on the issue in the near future An informational mass mailing will also be done For more information on the committees activi ties contact Don Avery 9643885 Richard Smith 9352735 or Bruce Jones 9077901 County poised to start work on Faust St bridge By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Renovation work on the Faust Street Bridge in New Braunfels could begin soon if Commissioner s Court approves the work Thursday in its regular meeting Paperwork is near completion between the county and the state which provided a majority of funds for the project through a Texas Department of Transportation grant that totaled about The county will have to provide rough ly a fifth of the cost about with hopes of raising a portion of that from donations Commissioner Cristina Zamora met with residents last week and said the majority were in favor of the project The ones that went to the meeting they were very Zamora added saying she had received input from several residents we can get some people to put in some mon County Engineer Tom Homseth did much of the paperwork in the grant process He said the funds are there and the paperwork nearly completed so the county could contract with the state and the work actually begin The ones that went to the meeting they were very support Cristina Zamora The state is providing grants to pre serve historical structures something the county took advantage ofy The original intent is to retain the original look of the he said Built in the late 1800s the bridge cross es near the site of El Camino Real The Kings Highway established by the Spaniards in the 1600s and is one of the oldest highways in North America The Faust Bridge was the first high bridge in Comal County said Hornseth and once earned a constant stream of wagon traffic Zamora said city officials say the bridge although closed to traffic is also a dangerous site because people often try to cross it despite the barricades Plans call for a pedestrian walkway with no vehicular traffic An apartment complex is already going up on the east side of the river and plans call for anoth er on the other side Wetting a line Dennis OR found a nice hide away to fish on his day off yes terday He was trying his luck on the small branch of the Comal River between Hinman Island Park and Prince Solms Park HeraldZeitung wins three awards at annual Associated Press Managing Editors contest The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung received three Honorable Mention awards at the annual Associated Press Managing Editors Awards Saturday The awards were announced at the annual APME con vention held in Galveston Interim Managing Editor Roger Croteau received an Honorable Mention in feature writing for his article Alone in the which told the story of an AIDS infected woman who chose to leave New Braunfels Croteau also received an Honorable Mention for busi ness reporting for an article on a local family that has been farming in Comal County for five generations The arti cle was published in the Horizons 94 edition Former Photo Editor John Huseth also received an Honorable Mention for feature photography for a photo of police trying to round up a stray buffalo The HeraldZeitung was competing against all daily newspapers in the state with a circulation of less than copies It is always gratifying to be recognized by your Croteau said In the coming year our editorial staff will strive towards excellence so that we can do even better at next years Recycling will be more cost effective if more families do ft See Page 4A
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