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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Nebraska rolls over Florida to take national title See Sports Page 5 50 CENTS Old New Braunfels Academy 14 pages in one section Wednesday January WHHMji Herald EL PASO Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of JENNIFER ANTONE ong ONE Vol 144 No 36 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Clarence Timmermann Pat Koepp Rhonda Smock Janet Walker Dick Robinett Mike Stevens and Blake Classen Pollen Count Cedar Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 294 Cubic Feet Per Second down 5 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 06 Guadalupe River NA Former sports editor busted on robbery charge HURST Texas AP Police say a man didnt bother wearing a disguise of any kind in Las Vegas when he robbed three casinos and a restaurant last fall During each robbery as videotape rolled on security cameras the man handed a clerk a note demanding mon ey police said He figured no one in Vegas knew said Lt Wayne Petersen of the Las Vegas metropolitan police But after the videotape was aired on a recent edition of the TV show Americas Most police were deluged with dozens of calls leading to this Fort Worth suburb where Michael David Condiff 29 a former sports editor at the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung has been living with his father Condiff was arrested without incident Tuesday afternoon as he arrived at a North Richland Hills restaurant where he works as a server LCRA sets workshop The Lower Colorado River Authority will hold a workshop in New Braunfels on Thursday Jan to inform area leaders and non profit groups about LCRAs new grant program to assist community development pro jects in its service area The workshop will be at the New Braunfels Utilities board room 263 E Main Plaza from 6 to 8 Those eligible for grants include cities counties volunteer fire departments regional development coun cils and other nonprofit eco nomic and community devel opment groups For more information con tact Frank Morgan LCRA 1 8007765272 ext 3340 Garden Club to meet The Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Tuesday Jan 9 at 2 at the home of Ella Hall The program will be on the spectacular annual Philadelphia Flower Show held in March CASA training this month CASA of Central Texas will conduct a 40hour course to train advocates in January 1996 If you believe that abused neglected or aban doned children need some one to speak for them in court you may be just the right per son to train as an advocate Call Deborah at 6205536 for information Bait your hooks Troutfest starts its 11 rday run tomorrow in Landa Park By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Kids of all ages choose your bait Troutfest 1996 starts tomorrow at 4 Catching the 10fish limit will be almost as easy as shooting fish in a barrel but a lot more fun This year the trout and catfish will be swimming in the Landa Park Olympic pool due to the renovations under way at the springfed pool Its not always easy to take your kids up to the lake this is simple its easy its a controlled Tim Dean Being back in the Olympic pool it will be more crowded but it will be easier to catch said Tim Dean Parks and Recreation Aquatic Super intendent Troutfest is a great fishing experi ence for kids and firsttime anglers Dean said Its not always easy to take your kids up to the lake this is simple its easy its a controlled envi Commissioners may ban guns in county buildings By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The springfed pool at Landa Park is receiving a major renovation so this years Troutfest has been moved to the Olympic pool The fish travel to New Braunfels in special aerated tractor trailer tankers Dean said The eight to 10inch trout come from the A E Wood hatchery in San Mar cos They can be caught with meal worms corn and power bait The catfish come in a bigger trail er from he said They prob ably wont bite the traditional dough bait but theyll bite just about any thing else I have seen them bite a lot on cheese night crawlers I even saw one guy catch one on a Most of the catfish will range in weight from one to three pounds with a few larger fish mixed in Children can take home 10 fish for adults Troutfest lasts from Jan 4 through 14 weekdays 4 to 8 and weekends 10 to 8 This has gotten bigger every Dean said Although it is now legal to carry a licensed concealed handgun in Texas many places have banned such firearms from their premises The Comal County Commissioners on Thursday will consider banning guns from countyowned buildings Comal County Judge Carter Cas teel said that the law says a concealed handgun cannot be taken into a court room or a place where a governmental body meets She said this could be interpreted as only those specific rooms which would allow an individ ual to carry a gun into the building if they are going to an office such as the tax office or the district clerks office Our purpose would be to limit you from bringing it into the courthouse building she said Our sug gestion is to leave it in the Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said it may take a court precedent to determine exactly where the law pro hibits the carrying of a concealed hand gun However until that time the county wants to be certain they are not allowed in the building Were looking at doing it just to be said Bremer Its just kind of a failsafe Casteel said the county is not wor ried about licensed citizens bringing guns into the building and creating a threat However that would mean some sort of system would have to be established for checking guns before entering the courtroom much like a coat check she said However Bremer said the prohibition would help court house security plan that is under devel opment Were looking at doing it just to be safe Its just kind of a failsafe Jack Bremer The fewer weapons that are in the building the safer we he said County Commissioner J L Jum bo Evans said he does not believe the prohibition would drastically increase security He said the fact that the gun would be concealed would make it hard to detect The City of New Braunfels consid ered a similar prohibition about a month ago However the motion failed due to the lack of a second Mayor Paul E Fraser who made the motion said he favored a prohibition because of the possible threat a concealed hand gun could pose to both the public and the employees You need to have a firm control on what can be used as a weapon in such a potentially volatile said Fraser I just dont think we need weapons concealed or not in any pub lic City Council member Jan Kennady said she personally sees both sides of the argument on prohibition Howev er she said she believes the item may come back before the council for dis cussion because employees have a right to be protected She said people can be calm one minute and volatile the next and that raises concern I think with that in mind I may ask that it be brought back before the council so we can at least discuss said Kennady Lions reach out on Souper Sunday By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNAUL The last of the pecans Willie Lynn and Glenn Scrutchen pick up pecans under a tree near Torrey Street last Thursday Filing deadline passes Ballot for March primaries now set The vast majority of people will be watching the big game on Super Bowl Sunday This will likely include chips dips and various snack foods How ever many people do not even have a meal let alone snacks The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club is chal lenging various groups to reach out to these people Richard Martin Super Bowl Chair person said the organization will send out about 170 letters to churches and service clubs issuing a challenge to raise money for those less fortunate in the community He said they are asking that groups ask members for a 1 donation on Super Bowl Sunday The group can then send the money directly to the SOS Food Bank Were the catalysts to get this start ed Theyre not going through said Martin Theyre raising the mon ey from their people and their organi zation gets to give it directly to the food Martin said this is the first year for the challenge However he hopes it can become an annual event te help the food bank He said many of the groups getting letters have large memberships He said if enough people participate it could provide a great boost for the food bank Conceivably we could help the food bank come up with a couple thou sand dollars without really straining said Martin The drive is particularly important at this time of year Martin said people tend to donate more during the holiday season and afterwards the food banks are left with a small supply of goods again He said groups collecting a sin gle dollar from every member can help ease this burden The needs of the food bank keep going on They have hungry kids and people every day that dont go away after the said Martin One dollar for most people isnt that big of a deal but you start to multiply that by a couple of hundreds or hopefully thousands and thats a lot of money to help augment the supply of Groups wanting to participate can send their donations directly to the SOS Food Bank at 248 E Merri weather Donations should be sent no later than Monday Jan 29 The food bank will keep a record of who partic ipates and how much is donated so results from the communitywide dri ve can be tallied As of the filing deadline 5 Jan 2 1995 the following people have filed appointment of treasurer forms with the county clerk Early voting will start Feb 21 and run until March 8 The last day to reg ister to vote is Feb 11 and primary election day will be March 12 District Attorney R Dibrell W Waldrip County Attorney R Nathan B Rheinlander R Bill M Reimer D Victoria L ViCki Langham R Stephanie SmithBurris Sheriff R John Jack G Bremer R James R Bob Holder R Max Womack Jr Commissioner D Cristina Zamora Commissioner Pet 1 D Louis A Charlie1 Millican R Glenn Jackson R Douglas W Kirk R Marian L Whitson R Jack Dawson Constable Pet 1 D Joe Gomez Constable Pet 2 R Lester L Leissner Constable Pet 3 R James P Hanley R Gary A Zimmerman Constable Pet 4 D Jim C Sutton R Edward C Mullins Tax Assessor D Gloria K Clennan Change in meter readings should help city staff By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer At a special meeting of the Garden Ridge City Council on Tuesday night the council approved a change in water meter readings which will make it easier for the city staff to handle Instead of the Garden Ridge Water Company reading meters at mid month the company will now read them at the end of the City Secretary Chris Boring said Mayor Jay P Millikin said the changes were made because the city rums in a water report on meter read ings to the Edwards Underground Water District every month Millikin said it will help the city in book keeping matters It the change will help us with our financial Millikin said It will give us more accuracy in those We are looking for more equitable shar ing between the prospective develop er and the Mayor Jay P Millikin The council gave approval for Dela Luckett to sell the property which is an extension of Gardenia Bend Drive to a potential developer with out her submitting a preplat plan to the council Millikin said Mission City Development is interested in purchasing the land to build an esti mated 1718 new homes When Mis sion City Development buys the land Millikin said it will have to submit the prcplat plan before it can con struct any new homes Another potential housing devel opment was also the topic of conver sation at the meeting The council looked at an offer from ABG Invest ments which is interested in pur chasing 177 acres on FM 3009 In the letter Millikin said the develop er offered to assist in the expansion of a water transmission line Millikin said the council found this offer too low because the city wants to build an elevated water stor age tank in addition to the water trans mission line When the elevated storage tank is thrown in Millikin said the developer would have to pay in help ing with city water improvements The city will write a letter back to ABG Investments explaining its posi tion on the matter We are looking for more equi table sharing between the prospec tive developer and the city when it comes to water Mil likin said Detentions in Bosnia cast pall over peace mission See Qpiiif0fif Page 4   

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