New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 29, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 29, 1996

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY dfatriet See 5 New Braunfels 50 CENTS The Mergele House 708 W Mill 14 pages in one section Friday March 430 M016 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHINO 2A27 E VANDELL HR 18 EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Hbme of aing ER ELLEBRACHT CHRISTOPHER ELLEBRACHT Vol 144 No 99 Inside Market id13 Stammtisch 1 Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Marie Long Christopher Ellebracht Adriana McDonald Laura Raquel Pulido four Henry SHva Jr one Happy anniversary wishes to Leticial Pulido and Juan Carlos six years and Herbert and Lucille Ormond March 30 56 Pollen Count Mold Ash Oak 76 Grass Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 04 Hummuelfest 96 starts today Hummelfest 96 starts early today with a benefit golf tour nament at Landa Park A swap and sell will be held from 3 to 9 today with a reception from 6 to 9 Saturday the New Braunfels Childrens Museum will sponsor childrens activi ties at the museum from 10 to 3 The Humme rnajkt offers gifts and col1 lectlbles from noon to 5 Saturday and a silent auction will be held from noon to 7 Saturday Artist Dalhart Windberg will be at the muse um to sign prints Sculptor Paul Tadlock and author Dr Theodore Gish will also be on hand Saturday comes to a close with an open house at the Hummel Museumfrom 5 to 7 Everyone is invited to the specal Palm Sunday mass scheduled for Sunday Bishop Bernard Popp will celebrate the with the New Braunfels Kinderchor and the Schoenbeck Choir of Ger many providing music Smphony concert at Jackson Auditorium Renowned pianist Laura Spitzef will perform with the MidTexas Symphony in con cert Sunday March 31 at 4 in Texas Lutheran Col leges Jackson Auditorium Tickets are for adults for seniors and college stu dents and for other stu dents Tickets available at the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office Accents and at the door Being conservative at college The New Braunfels Republi can Family Club will meet Tuesday April 2 at 7 at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on North Loop 337 Call 629 6442 for information Topic Being conservative in the lib eral college environment AIDS information at meeting The Unitarian Universalist group will meet Wednesday April 3 at at the Vic toria Bank North Building Robert Konkel Comal County Coordinator for the Depart ment of Health Regional Planning Coalition will speak about AIDS and other sexually transmitted dis eases Public invited Suspect Branch By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A suspect is in custody in connection with the death of two people near Spring Branch yesterday Comal County Sheriffs Department investigators are still probing the case of two people who were apparently shot to death near Spring Branch and discov ered Thursday by an individual visiting an acquaintances home The bodies of John Patrick Lamb 44 and Kelley Dougherty 33 were identi fied by Sheriffs Department investiga held in Spring double murder tors The bodies were found at a residence near FM 306 We got a call at 5 yesterday afternoon from an individual who had seen what he thought to be a Bre mer said When deputies arrived at the scene they found a second body Sheriff Jack Bremer said Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart pro nounced the two individuals dead at the scene We have a possible suspect in cus tody but it is still an ongoing investiga have a possible suspect in custody but it is still an ongo ing Sheriff Jack Bremer Bremer said He said the Texas Department of Pub lic Safety Crime Unit in Austin has been working at the crime scene Autopsies are scheduled this afternoon by the Travis County Medical Examiners Office and more information will be available at that time Bremer said 96 The Places We Call Some A Supplement to the New Braunfels HeralctZeitune New Braunfels Solms Htmter Hscher Canyon JLake Spring Branch Cranes Mill Garden Ridge Nordicliffe Bulverde Lake McQueeney Marion Lake Dunlap Springs Barbarossa Sunday Citizen of the Year Unsung Heroes Effort to save LCRA building gets organized By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer Committees are forming to all aspects of restoring the Lower Colorado River Authority build ing Betty Lou Rushing who has led the drive to save the building from demolition encouraged the approxi mately 70 people attending the Thursday night meet ing at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Those interested in restoring the LCRA building can join one of four committees which investigate ownership options and financing Currently the building and land around it is owned by the LCRA and leased to the New Braunfels Utilities how to use the space inside the building Terry Adarns who worked at the power plant frprn its infan cy to the early 1970s said the building has three sto ries underground and is six stories tall above ground determining what the buildings structure can and should hold and how to use the land around the building Rushing has received two letters from LCRA administrators who have said they are committed in working with the local residents in preserving the building An ad hoc committee of LCRA board members met for the first time last week to discuss the possibilities for the building according to a letter from General Manager Mark Rose Rose said in the letter a report on the newspaper sur vey and feedback from New Braunfels residents was presented to the committee Rushing told those at the meeting Thursday inter ested citizens should meet in about six weeks unless she receives any word from the LCRA theres no sense in beating our heads against the wall if they say theyre pulling the plunger and going to demolish the Rushing said Workers search for chunks of misplaced history By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Stars hit town Andi McDowell walks to the set of a romantic comedy filming in Gruene Besides McDowell the film stars John Travolta William Hurt and Robert Pastarelli Most of the filming will be in Gruene Hall Shooting picks up again Monday and will last until Thursday Hurt and McDowell play reporters in an Iowa town where the women are falling for the Archangel Michael Travolta and the men are getting angry The anticipated release date is this Christmas The way I playthe Archangel Michael hes a smoker a drinker and a womanizer It sort of revolutionizes the definition of doesnt Travolta said Construction workers replacing the downtown side walks were trying to save a part of New Braunfels his tory But now a small chunk of the history of a New Braunfels druggist is missing As the construction crews replace the downtown sidewalks they remove pieces which have some his torical significance The pieces then are placed back into the refurbished sidewalk said Harlan Kraft con struction manager for Construction On Monday workers removed two markers chis eled in the sidewalk in front of the old Richter building on West San Antonio Street Kraft said One was fully intact and had Richter Drug gist inscribed But Kraft said the other almost identical to the first was broken in three or four pieces Workers placed the pieces in front of Shellabys Smart Appar el for Men but by lunch time the pieces were gone Kraft said no one he asked knew what happened to playthe Archangel Michael hes a smoker a drinker and a womanizer It sort el for Men but by lunch time the pieces were gone company at of revolutionizes the definition of doesnt Travolta said Kraft said no one he asked knew what happened to director at Officials worry lawsuit may result in loss of power over stiff writer Elgin Bank vs Travis County decision a blow to regulation the pieces He guessed a passerby picked up the sidewalk pieces thinking the workers were going to dispose of them Someone probably said Ill save it because theyre going to throw it Kraft said John Mullins assistant foreman for Con struction said the broken nameplate looks almost identical to the one still intact The letters are indented and appear as if metal let ters once were in the sidewalk But Mullins said the missing pieces may have the year 1920 instead of 1910 chiseled in the stone The marker was in front of an annex added to the building 10 years later The annex now serves as the Shellabys Smart Apparel for Men store Also the pieces may not have druggist inscribed but the T in Richter is chipped Mullins said A small reward is being offered for the return of the sidewalk pieces Anyone with information can call the construction company at 6257205 or Lynn Fountain Main Street director at 6082100 By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A recent court decision regarding the regulation of subdivisions may require a revision to county regula tions and that possibility was the top ic of discussion at Commissioners Court on Thursday The court ruled in the case of Elgin Bank vs Travis County that land can be further subdivided without requiring a replat with the county as long as all sections of the new land has access to a public right of way County Engi neer Tom Hornseth said county regu lations require subdivisions to replat However that may have to change Comal County has historically been real aggressive in regulating subdivi think its one of the reasons people chose to come said Homseth I think a change in the regulations is a step Commissioner Jumbo Evans said one of the questions surrounding the issue is what is considered a right of way He said he does not think it would be wise to allow public use of third rate county roads that are not being maintained He also added that prob lems arise from not having prop er access or meeting state requirements for water wells and septic tanks We just want to make sure indi viduals buying pieces of land will an adequate size and access for using and enjoying said Evans The topic was a discussion item and no action was taken However the court did direct the county engineer to develop a definition for a right of way The item will be brought back before the court for further discussion before any action is taken In other business the court approved a resolution requesting a reduction in subdivisions Comal County has his torically been real aggressive in regulating I think its one of the reasons people chose to come Tom Hornseth speed limit along Highway 281 within Comal County from the Blanco County line to the Guadalupe River CISD brings back summer bus service to elementary schools By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Parents who want to send their ele mentaryaged children to summer school in the Comal Independent School District will be able to send them on a bus rather than drive them to school personally this year For the first time in several years CISD will offer free bus transporta tion to students attending elementary summer school classes Carol Hall Assistant Superintendent for Curricu lum and Instruction said the lack of transportation is not a big problem for the campuses located in town How ever for the ones in the more rural areas of the county it is She said some families live too far away from the campus bring the child to school for summer classes What we want to do is encourage more to attend and make it easier on said Hall Each school has selected bus stops to pick up fhe students in locations cen tral to an area of Hall said in addition to the bus transportation the district will also try to tie in daycare to provide allday service for parents making it even easier for some stu dents to attend However high school students attending summer school at the Comal Leadership Institute will be required to provide their own trans portation Most of the high school students drive themselves so there wouldnt be a said Hall Summer school classes for grades kindergarten through sixth grade will be offered at Bill Brown Elementary Comal Elementary Frazier Elemen tary and Mountain Valley Elemen tary Classes will meet Monday through Thursday from June 10 to July 18 with a holiday for July 4 Tuition for elementary classes and pre registrarion is required starts at the first Baptist Church life Page F i j ;