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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Cheek out Roxolin Kruegerg Around eolumrf n H tHX W II ICheck ouiail the action on the courts this weekend l See Sports Day Page 6A Junior hopeftils Meet this years Junior Miss Scholarship Program contestants See Page Bl for more details Arctic cold hikes prices of natural gas HOUSTON AP A deep freeze that gripped the Plains the Midwest and much of the South this week caused natural gas prices to hit record levels Friday Spot gas prices soared to a range of to per thousand cubic feet at Henry Hub a key connecting point where supplies from the Gulf Coast are shipped north In Chicago spot prices jumped to a range of to per thousand cubic feet That is the highest by far the highest price for gas weve seen said Dick Sutton a principal with Jofree a Houston ener gy consulting company Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes o April Rheinlaender Don Kruppa Michael Green belat Ben Triesch Mike Noble Mark Hansbauer Jacob Montanez April Love Dohman Maria C Cordova and Christy Bading Happy anniversary to Jimmy and Dorothy Rheinlaender 48 Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot TEXBSr LOTTERV Goodbye Girl Circle Artb Theatre presents a benefit performance of Neil Simons The Goodbye Girl for the Comal Area League of Women Voters today Tickets are available at ChinaN Things and from Fran Estes 6257004 Junior Livestock Show Association The Jurffor Livestock Show Association meets at Monday Feb 5 in the Comal County Extension Service office at 332 S Water Lane Downtown Association meets Tuesday The Downtown Association meets at noon Tuesday Feb 6 at Tree Tops Restaurant Guest speaker will be Tama ra Feist of San Marcos Transit on What Downtown Can Expect With a New Bus Sys tem Optimists will gather at Molly Joes The New BraunfelsOptimist Club will hold its next meeting at Feb 5 at Molly Joes Restaurant Guest speaker will be Chip Schumacher of the Hill Country Nursery The Revolutionary Mrs Adams Celebrate Presidents Month at Free Tuesday at the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels at 1 on Feb 6 Abigail Adams was the wife of the second president of the United States the mother of the sixth a farmer merchant revo lutionary and surprisingly witty and passionate woman Come meet her as the Museum presents Rebeccp Bloomfield in The Revolution ary Mrs r The 1 performance is free to families group rates are available for schools Mrs Adams will visit in person with museum patrons between 2 and 4 Stayingsin charac ter she will show from her big bag and Discuss the life and times of revolutionary America Call 62QQ939 for more This newspaper is print ed on recycled i newsprint New Braunfels Herald 410 MO 16 8 0 W E 8 T M IC R 0 P U B LIS HIN Q 2627 E YANHELL DR SUNDAY EL PASO TX 79903 38 pages in three sections Sunday February Serving Comal County and the surrounding area Home of DON KRUPPA ong RUPPA Vol 144 No 59 Stranded motorist robbed Bandits offered help before pulling gun By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer What first looked like an act of kindness turned into a crime when two men helping a stranded motorist robbed him at gun Sgt David Wilson with the New Braunfels Police Department said a motorist was traveling on Loop 337 at about 7 Saturday when his car stalled near the gocart tracks and McCoys Wilson said after two males helped the motorist start the car they robbed him A couple of characters help him They got the car said Wilson The motorist got back out to tell the men thank you for their help and one of them pulled out a small Wilson said the robbers asked the man for his money got back in their vehicle and drove back toward Interstate 35 with their headlights off Wilson said a undetermined amount of money was taken and the motorist was not injured The incident is still under investigation The two suspects are white males believed to be 30 to 40 years old One had some sort of beard or mustache police said They were last seen driving a white fourwheel drive Ford fullsize truck with large tires The truck had a chrome roll bar across the back and also may have had a sticker in the back Gun brandished at car dealership In an unrelated incidents the police depart ment is investigating an incident Saturday at Becker Motor Company in which a gun was pulled on an employee Wilson said it appears that a disgruntled cus tomer drove up to Becker Motor Company on Seguin St An individual in the back seat of the car pointed a gun in the direction of an employ ee but no shots were fired Wilson said the vehi cle then drove off A description of the vehicle had not yet been released at press time Tubers paradise Artists rendition of new expansion at Schtltterbahn Waterpark Four new rides featured at park By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Many local residents have driven by the Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort and wondered what it is they are building Well the wondering is over Schlitterbahn is adding another theme section with four new rides I Its going to be a major hew Expansion to our said public relations director Sherrie Brammall Its the most weve ever opened at one time Weve never opened four new rides at The addition to the 65acre water park and resort complex will be named Blastenhoff and will be locat ed at the comer of Union and Lincoln streets adjacent to the Surfenburg section of the park Terri Adams gen eral manager of the waterpark and resorts said walkways will be includ ed for visitors to follow to the various sections of the park Blastenhoff will include a sixsto rytall downhill family raft ride the parks first dark tube ride a high action river ride and a third uphill water coaster Brammall said the new water coaster Master Blaster is higher steeper and better than the first two and should be popular The new Master Blaster is more of a rollercoasterstyle ride than our original Dragon Blaster which quick ly became our most popular Adams said With steeper longer drops the new water coaster will be a spectacular attraction for Schlitter bahn Adams said the multimillion dollar project is still undergoing design changes and there are plans to rum the current tower into part of a castle She said that barring any unforeseen weather the project should be completed by the end of June Were hoping people will see it under construction get excited and come back when its she said In addition to the new thrill Adams said new condominiums will also be available for overnight guests Schlitterbahn Resort at the Rapids has acquired six additional units near the Surfenburg section of the park Adams said the expansions in accommodations and rides will also result in an expansion of the summer workforce for which applications are now being taken Grant money at stake in amended ordinance debate By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The New Braunfels city council is laboring over an amended historic preservation ordinance They have sent the Historic Landmark Commission back to the drawing board twice to rework the law The commission and the city council will meet in a workshop Wednesday at to hash out the details once again The city council unanimously tabled a vote on the amendment at their last meeting after more than an hour of citizen comments New Braunfels along with 50 to 60 Texas cities already has a historic land mark ordinance The Historic Landmark Commission crafted a new one so New Braunfels could become a certified local government As a CLG New Braunfels could be eligible for historic preservation grant money according to Texas Historical Commission rules The Historic Preservation act provides that at least 10 percent of the states annual Historic Preservation Fund be designated for transfer to tified Local Government the rule says But local governments have to shape their historic preservation ordi nances after the state model to qualify as CLGs and the proposed ordi nance does that The newest version of the proposed New Braunfels ordinance would provide for historic districts a CLG Residents ask the city council to become part of a district not the other way around The ordinance presented at the last city council meeting said that 100 per cent of residents in a proposed district would have to approve in order for it to be designated A district shall consist of a minimum of two contiguous the ordinance says The ordinance spells out the process needed to form a historic district 100 percent of property owners in the district submit a written request to the Landmark Commission to designate a district Landmark Commission notifies property owners of a public hear ing about the district then holds the public hearing Landmark Commission can then recommend forming the district to the Planning and Zoning Commission within 30 days of the initial request The Commission announces a hearing on the proposed district within 45 days of its recommendation from the Landmark Commission The Commission holds the hearing the same way it would hold See HISTORIC Page 3A Noon Lions roar for local poster contest winner Lori Henze Lori Henze an 8thgrade student at Canyon Middle School has won first place in the District 2S3 Lions Inter national Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the New Braun fels Noon Lions Club Lion District Governor Melvin J Chambers of Austin made the announcement at a recent district meeting We cant thank you enough for the time and effort that you put into preparing your commented Gov Chambers in a letter to Henze The task of selecting one poster to send to the Multiple District 2 Texas competition was very difficult Your poster was selected to be entered in the MD2 competition It will be February before we know if your poster was selected to represent Texas in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest We certainly hope that your poster will be an entry but if it is not we want you to know that we are proud of you We encourage you to continue your interest in Chambers said Ernie Mendez chairman of the local Peace Poster Con test for the NBNLC was elated Lori Henzes poster was selected as the District 2S3 winner Out of 158 posters sub mitted by the Canyon Middle School art department and judged by our club with 150 members present Loris poster best portrayed the contests theme Peace Will Set Us said Mendez Leslie Lewis art teacher at CMS does a great job with her Loris poster will face stiff competition through the state round and in three more rounds of international com petition if she is to be declared the international grand prize said Gerald Groves president of the NBNLC Lions Club International sponsors the contest to under score the importance of peace to young people everywhere Ultimately one grand prize winner will be selected from 24 international finalists The grand prize includes a cash award of plus an allexpense paid trip for the winner and two family members to New York City for the awards ceremony at the United Nations building in March 1996 As merit award winners the remaining 23 finalists each will receive certificates and a cash award of Were all cheering for Ernie Mendez said and the whole club is anxiously awaiting the next round of com I to r Gerald Groves president of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club Mendez chair of the local Peace Poster Contest and Dr Jerry Major CISD superintendent congratulate Lori Henze winner of the district contest Locis poster goes on to state and possibly national and international competi tion Would you prefer a flat tax to present system Cheek out survey 9 f Jjf
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