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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Spurs organization shows disregard for its fans See Page 8 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Landa Park train HeraldZeitu 12 Pages in one section Thursday May Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of AMY KATHERINE RAMBO Vol 143 No 124 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Justin Alvarez and April Cavallero Happy belated birth day to Chris Cavallero and hap py anniversary to Emil and Alzada Helmcamp 55 Adobe Verde helps the Cancer Society You can help fight cancer in Comal County just by going out to eat this weekend Adobe Verde is supporting the local unit of the American Cancer Society by donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales May 5 6 and The donation from Adobe Verde is part of fundraising efforts promoting the third annual ACS Starlight Gala to be held June 16 at the Civic Center Funds raised through the event benefit local pro grams For information about the Gala call 6293338 For local ACS information call 629 5717 Adobe Verde is located on Hunter Road in Gruene and is open from 11 to 10 Friday and Saturday and until 9 Sunday Smithson Valley Choir to perform Smithson Valley High School Choir will perform Thursday at at the SVHS Com mons Public and parents are welcome They will perform songs from their awardwin ning performances CMS Eighth Grade Awards Banquet set The Canyon Middle School Eighth Grade Awards Banquet will be held at 7 May 16 at the Canyon Middle School Commons Blood Drive benefit for Virginia Eureste The blood drive set for May 7 at the animal shelter on Kuel er Ave has been changed It will now be held Sunday May 28 from 10 to 5 at the Holy Family Recreation Hall 245 S Hidalgo Avenue 6250005 across from the Lone Star School Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group to meet The Chonic Fatigue Syn drome Support Group will meet at May 9 at the Dittlinger Library meeting room There will be a video speaker and literature Call 5602200 ask for Becky The group will also meet at the Seguin Library at May 11 Correction An article in the Wednesday HeraldZeitung contained incorrect information The Ballet Folklorica Infantil per forming under the direction of Janie Gonzales will perform at the CIMA Fiesta on Saturday May 12 The winning numbers Lotto Texas 49 50 million jackpot TEXHS LOTTERV Figures show strong growth in county By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Trooper rolls HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels resident Melanie Ambs was driving on the southbound exit ramp from Interstate 35 yesterday at about 10 when her Isuzu Trooper rolled over It took several minutes for emergency workers to get Ambs out of the vehicle but when she did get out she was uninjured and did not need to go to the hospital For those one or two people in Coma County who dont believe this county and the city of New Braunfels are growing there are rnorc numbers to support the notion that the county is indeed continuing its dramatic growth cycle Various economic indicators from the first three months of 1995 show increases in almost every category over the first three months of last year according to a list compiled by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce County building permits including single family multi family commercialtype buildings and other structures rose percent over last year 208 compared to 177 from January through March of 1994 Value of those structures rose about 22 from million to million In New Braunfels building permits went from 296 in last year to 416 this year a 40 percent jump and the value of those properties increased to million up from million Much of that came from com mercial buildings which rose from 3 to 19 with value increases from to million a 779 increase In a fourmonth reporting period city sales tax revenue rose over last year from million to about million The unemployment rate is which falls under the state average of Saturday election to decide on formation of water district By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Many county voters Saturday will have a chance to finally cast their vote in the ongoing issue of the Comal County Underground Water Conservation District Although the name states Comal the county has no authority in the matter But Commissioners Court does endorse the creation of the district which would cover roughly 64 percent of the county Generally the district could assume responsi bilities such as regulating spacing between wells and identifying pollution sources to help avoid More election coverage on Page 3 contamination of water they could regulate pump ing and help clear brush to conserve water and could develop alternative water sources all under full powers of Ch 52 in the Texas Water Code To finance this the district could impose up to a 05 cent tax per property valuation It intends to open with a 02 cent tax A house val ued at for example would produce Initial budget is estimated at for purposes stated above Cameron Wiley who first began organizing a petition for creation several years ago said sev eral items would be of major concern initially We have to find a general manager someone who is going to be a gogetter someone who really understands the problem and can get things said Wiley who also included building a laboratory to test water quality as another step something he claims the Texas Water Develop ment Board would fund by 80 percent While few argue there is a concern for future water resources in the proposed districts area oth ers disagree with the creation on different points In a letter to the Canyon Lake TimesGuardian John Houchins who represents the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation says the CLWSC can better supply water to the region The answer to getting the water from where it is to where it is needed is certainly not the creation of another government entity like the Comal County Underground Water District with its pow er to he wrote Two lake residents Wallace M Green and Lois Duggan filed suit in district court against Wiley challenging the legality bf procedures pri or to the election Others question whether one area should have to sacrifice to bring water to another Still Wiley with all the controversy said the experience through the long process has been worth it I hope people dont sacrifice longterm goals for shortterm he said Daycare center reopens The New Braunfels Child Develop ment Center reopened Wednesday The daycare center located on Comal Avenue closed April 14 Par ents and workers were given just two days notice when the center closed The new owner is Lenora Kennemer said an employee at the center Ken nemer was out of town and unavailable for comment The employee said all staff mem bers who worked at the center before it closed have returned She added that most of the 138 children have also returned The center will give old cus tomers until next week to bring their children back before opening registra tion to the general public she said The daycare center has taken over four of the five buildings used by the New Braunfels Child Development Center before it closed HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Video shoot Arista Records recording artis Brett James jumps from a dirty old truck while shooting a scene for his new music video The country singer used Henne Hardware the barbershop next to the Brauntex Theater Ortizs Bar and some other downtown locations in the shoot yesterday School employee convicted of drug charge HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Striking a pose Tejano star Emilio Navaira was at Gruene Hall yesterday for a photo shoot for a Miller Lite billboard campaign He also shot the cover for his upcoming album HonkyTonk The new album promises more of a country sound He performs at Sea World Saturday By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer David Gonzales was convicted of delivery of from onefourth ounce to five pounds of marijuana in district court yesterday He was found guilty by a jury Judge Carl Anderson a vis iting judge from Waco presided in the trial Gonzales was convicted of the same charges for which he was arrested in January of this year The Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force targeted him and five others in Gonzales was arrested at Canyon High School the Jan 6 multiple arrest Gonzales is the first of the six to be tried and con victed He was a teaching assistant at Canyon High School at the time of his arrest The judge and jury handed down a dual sentence District Attorney William Reimer said Gonzales was sentenced to five years probation with the following conditions two years in prison and a line imposed by the jury 60 days shock time in state prison 160 hours community service and restitution pay ment Reimer said He received close to the maximum sentence possible under the law Reimer said According to a law enacted Sept 1994 since this is his first felony con viction Gonzales can only be sen tenced to probation Anderson and the jury can and did impose conditions on that probation David Rockefeller takes over the world and other conspiracies revealed Page 4
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