Wednesday, April 12, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Unicorns thrash Rangers 150 at Smithson Valley See Page 6 50 CENTS New Braunfels PHMHv ID nH v I Hii IR 16 Pages In one section Wednesday April Serving Cornel County or more than 142 years Home of KRI8TY 8CHEEL Vol No 108 Inside Sltimmlisdi 1116 Birthday from The New Bntwtfels Herald Zeltung extends birthday wishes to KrlHty Scheel 16 Arno Vlllcal Jonathan Akeri and Arnulfo VUIola On trail from Indlanola Editors New Braunfels resident Scott Koehler Is calling the HeraldZeltung each mom Ing during the Sesqulcentennlal Trail Ride with a report on the events ofthe day the trail riders will arrive in New Braunfels Friday afternoon They left Indi anola on the Texas coast Sun Wednesdays Report The trail ride runs from Cuero to Gonzales today on the sec ondlongest stretch of the jour ney A ceremony is scheduled at Independence Park in Gonzales tonight at pin We had a wakeup call this morning and rode out a little before peo ple along the way drive by or some stop and take pictures and everything The horses and wagons are holding up pretty have a 34mile ride today and 35 miles tomorrow the longest the camp in Gonzales tonight and at Sheriffs Posse Arena in Seguin tomor City election forum planned Thursday The Comal Area League of Women Voters will host a city election forum Thursday April 13 at 7 at the New Braun fels ISO Education Center 430 Mill Street Candidates for Districts 1 2 will make 5minute presentations followed by an audience ques tion and answer period Mayor Paul Fraser and a rep resentative of the recall petition will address District 4 con stituents Presentations will be made on city charter amend ments and the onehalf cent sales tax proposition Catholic church plans outdoor service Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church will celebrate the Sesqui centennial year with an outdoor Mass on Easter Sunday at 12 noon on the veranda in front of the church The celebration of the Eucharist will be led by Arch bishop Patrick Flores and attended by Bishops Popp and Yanta Music will be providec by the New Braunfels Village Brass Band the Childrens Bell Choir and Alton Rahe as Can tor Parking for this event will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall with shuttle buses providing rides to and from the church Bring folding chairs for seating in front of the church Following the there will be a barbecue dinner at the KG Hall Contact the church office at 6254531 for ticket information Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers li submit items to Stammtisch According in the Sophienburg Archives und members of the German community Stammtisih represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you in share with mi rm ByCRAIOHAMMETT Staff Writer Efforts to PUSH legislntion regulat ing the Edwards Aquifer IN running up against the usual roadblocks of politics as legislators wade through numerous bills trying to finally find n solution to the problem A bill sponsored by Rep Ron Lewis DMaurlcovillo passed the House Natural Resources Committee Tues day and is poised to enter the I louse Floor for a vote in the coming weeks The bill basically extends the dates for requirements under the original Senate Bill 1477 which created the Edwards Aquifer Authority Another bill sponsored by Lewis basically mirrors a Senate version by Sen Ken Armbristor DVictorin and already passed in that chamber that would allow both the authority and Edwards Underground Water District to exist Local water negotiator Doug Miller said however another prominent bill sponsored by Rep Robert Puonto D San Antonio is gaining attention The bill calls for an elected board to govern pumping of the aquifer seven members from Boxar county and two each from Comal Hays Uvalde and Medina counties The problem with that is that there would bo no downstream representa said Miller citing Soguin and Victoria us examples He also said a board such as this Wo need more rep resentation on the Doug Miller New Braunfels1 water negotiator would bo weighted toward counties who oppose what they call overex tended pumping restrictions such us the city of Sun Antonio und farmers to the wofit We need more representation tin the he said The buttle now comes down the House chamber ofthe Texas Legisla ture where one ofthe various bills should come to light Theyre trying to put together said Rep Edmund Kuem pel RSoguin who has said ho favors an authority as long us Comnl Hays and smaller counties have a say it is Sun Antonios not going to like Meanwhile the fedora case that ush ered all this legislative wrangling con tinues to follow twists and turns The Sierra Club an environmental group has issued an addition contention in their original fouryearold suit saying the Texas Natural Resources Conser vation Commission has failed to enforce the endangered species act The Sierra Club originally sued Bruce Babbitt and the Fish und Wildlife Service saying they failed to protect endangered species in Comal and San Marcos springs from over pumping ofthe aquifer a suit in which the city of Now Braunfols intervened on the clubs side A federal judge Lucius Bunion III has repeated thut ho is growing impa tient He is considering recommendations from his water monitor Joe 0 Moore to institute pumping restrictions on irri gation as well as municipal and indus trial users although military installa tions would be exempt for essential water use The judge is expected to review the plan in a May 19 hearing as represen tatives in Austin continue to wage a verbal battle over the solution New rules expected at lake boat ramps Commissioners likely to vote tomorrow By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mayor Paul Fraser and Councilwoman Mary Serold speak to Victor Landin of Knytex during the companys grand opening ceremony Tuesday Knytex opens its New Braunfels plant The Knytex company has complet ed renovations to the foot former West Point Pepperell facil ity in New Braunfels and is under way waving and knitting glass fiber into the fabric it sells worldwide The company is now the worlds largest manufacturer of specialty rein forced fabrics and employes 160 peo ple here Knytex was formed in 1975 when it was named Preform Inc and its man ufacturing process was developed After several ownership changes kny tex grew and became a whollyowned subsidiary ofthe Hexcel Corportation in 1987 In1993 Hexcel and OwensCorn ing formed the existing joint venture Knytex LLC as a stand alone com pany based in Seguin We are growing in excess of 30 percent per said General Man ager Walter C Tex Turnier And 1 expect that would probably continue the rest of this decade The new uses for our product are just beginning to mushroom We are just scraping the iceberg as it relates to our future peten tial People who love to spend their leisure time at Canyon Lake will like ly find new rules at county boat ramps and docks this year The approval ofthe new rules is just one of several items to be considered in Thursdays Commissioners Court agenda The new rules come in response to complaints of overuse of the ramps especially since the Army Corps of Engineers parks started charging fees Many people use the ramps for purposes other than loading and unloading boats officials say The rules if approved by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority which controls the lake water would provide nowake zones of 200 ft around ramps and docks prohibit div ing in the zones and swimming off the ramps and docks A meeting at the Canyon Lake Action Center Tuesday morning saw about 20 pecple in attendance in addi tion to officials from various agencies including the Corps Texas Parks and Wildlife Sheriffs Department etc Commissioner Moe Schwab said most ofthe discussion focused on the wake zones and length requirements Instead of using a 200feet zone Schwab for a wake area at Turkey Cove they suggested going all the way he said Any more dis cussion can be heard at Corn mi ssioners Court Thursday before a vote is taken The rules will include both county and Corps ramps and can be enforced by any licensed peace officer The Commissioners Court will also consider a resolution to create a Comal County Housing Authority and appoint a Board of Commissioners for the authority and direct that board to enter into an agreement for management by the New Braunfels Housing Authority Also the court will consider revi sions to the Comal County Subdivision Regulations and set a date for approval ofthe revisions The revisions would probably increase minimum lot sizes for new plats simply by requiring plats show spacing requirements for septic tanks be shown as development plans are presented The court will also adopt a procla mation nameing April Sexual Assault Awareness Month Before and after V Dieted Auto Supply while it was open for business Demolition crew takes Dieted Auto Supply after the demolition crew went to work yesterday wn By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A familiar New Braunfels landmark bites the dust The Dieteit Auto Supply building was torn down yesterday after standing for 68 years at the corner of Coll Street and Seguin Avenue The building was built in 1927 said owner Darvin Dietert Through six changes in ownership it has always housed automotive businesses Some time ago the Downtown Association was going to put some plaques on some build Dietert said Thats when 1 did some In 1927 it was a Plymouth dealership The owner was Carl Dietert said The building changed hands in 1934 and became Becker Motors which sold Dodge Plymouth and Dodge Truck vehicles he said A KaiserFraizer dealership owned by Mar vin Jarisch took Beckers place in 1946 Ludwig Motor Company a Studebaker deal ership moved into the corner building in 1949 replacing an auto repair shop which had been there since 1947 Ludwig Motor Company stayed until 1965 when the building was remodeled to serve as an auto parts dealer The name changed to Ackennan then Moore then Wayne Automotive Dietert said Then in 1977 the auto parts store became Dietert Auto Supply Dietert may sell the property to First Protestant Church where he is a member The church has expressed interest in it for some great he said For the immediate future they were going to use it for parking Later on in the future if they want to use it for the kindergarten they If First Protestant acquires the property the corner of Coll and Seguin would become part of an even more historic New Braunfels landmark than the one which was destroyed For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144