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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas WHHHIHMWL Mew Braunfels tennis team sends nine members fp regionafs See Page 5 New Braunfels Herald7 16 pages in one section Friday April Serving Coma County and surrounding areas for more than 14 410 M01A SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Inside Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Amanda Petty Edna Bindner 66 Maylynee Hernandez 28 Ronica Urias Donna Allen Marie Rodriguez Ginger Resales Ida Rodriguez Satur Marcelo Hernandez Angel Diane Ortega one and Adolfo Ortega Jr 17 Pollen Count MoW Rotten measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Corral available today Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well Not available today Guada Coma Garden Club to meet The Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Tuesday April 9 at the Lindheimer Home for their Spring Pilgrim age Martha Rehler director of the New Braunfels Conserva tiohSociety will conduct the tour of the Lindheimer Home Arts and Crafts League forms Tuesday April 9 will be the Crafts League The meeting will be heid at 6 at Ceramic City 186 Julius in Sattler For more contact Sue at 9644038 or 899301 2 Hermann Sons meet Members of the Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge are reminded of the meeting and social on Friday April 5 at 7 Lodge will fur nish ham and members bring a covered dish The Easter Bunny will bring Easter eggs for the children Water safety instructor course Bryan Bunn aquatics direc tor at Texas Lutheran College and Keith Skogman American Red Cross instructor trainer will conduct the ARC 1996 Water Safety Instructor course at the University pool The precourse session will begin at 7 Tuesday April 9 Bring a swimsuit and a large towel or a sweatsuit to this session Class will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Satur day mornings through April 20 Fee for course is For information call Shirley Offer man at 6061999 or K Skog man at 3797773 Friends of the Library to meet Friends of the Library will meet Saturday April 6 at Dit tlinger Memorial Library at 10 Public invited Members will meet to sort books on Tuesday April 9 at 8 at the new sorting location Rural School Reunion The 3 1st Annual Rural School Reunion celebration will be held Sunday April 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 111 Landa Street Exstu dents and friends are invited to attend Registration and fel lowship from 1 to 2 Dance to live music from Tommie Vanek 2 to 6 BYOB refreshments avail able Mission Valley to lay off close to 80 ByMELANiEQERIK Staff Writer Because of slow trends in clothing furniture and retail industries Mission Valley Textiles will lay off close to 80 production employees the compa nys chairman said Thursday Most of the employees affected will be production workers in the weave room said Bill Morton who recently was appointed chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer Morton said the layoffs probably will not be immediate but Will be stag gered during the next two or three months Workers with the most senior ity may be eligible to apply for other openings in the company He added workers who are not offered other positions will be put on a recall list as the company has done in past layoffs About a year ago we went through something similar and in the interim we brought back a few Mor ton said Morton said the layoffs were needed to adjust to the current market trends adding that the 750employee compa ny was not in danger of closing Our business is Morton said Its just not fair for us to keep cutting back shifts and for people not to make their 40 hours each Mission Valley sells fabrics to appar el home fashions and upholstery man ufacturers and to craft quitters and home sewing retailers Customers include Levi Strauss Osh Kosh Hag About A ag6 thing shnllftr and hi Interim brought back a I Btti Morton gar Lee Apparel WaveriySchumach er Liz Claibome LaZBoy and Broy hill Changes will greet visitors to Landa Park this weekend ByMELANIEGERIK Staff Writer An arboretum trail a zerodepth pool and an assortment of swings and slides will greet weekend relaxers at Landa Park when the recreational sea son officially begins Saturday Iris Neffendorf director of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation said the new features were added to bring back the feel of the Landa Park owned by Harry Landa We are trying to add some of the feel of that period of Neffendorf said Visitors will notice some changes to the springfed pool The new shal low pool for younger park visitors will have a log slide characters which spray water and a play structure with water running in a mushroom forma tion The deep end of the pool will have a rope swing and a zip line across We are trying to add some of the feel of that period of time when Harry Landa owned the Iris Neffendorf parks director abilities Act regulations Other changes to notice Saturday Hinman Island Drive and Play ground Drive will be closed to traffic from 7 to 8 on weekends and holidays through Labor Day Outoftown visitors will be charged a fee for the use of each picnic table Park rangers will waive the fee upon proof of New Braunfels residency But if a resident uses more than one picnic table then the tables will cost each to use Putting on the Ritz HeraldZeilungptxAo by MICHAEL DARNALL The shallow end of the springfed pool will have a flume slide kind of like what you would see at the bigger water Neffendorf said A multipurpose trail has been added to allow people with disabilities to maneuver with ease around the park We wanted a path that was acces sible to Neffendorf said The trail is part of an effort to bring the park up to Americans with Dis Residents of Vista Village Retirement Home greet Honey a cocker spaniel who was dressed as a sunflower for the homes annual Pet Parade The children arid their pets were from the New Braunfels Christian Academy 11 the springfed pool will be open daily The Landa Park Boathouse already open on the weekends will add weekday hours May 18 Park vis itors can ride the Comal Springs Glass bottom Boat or rent paddle boats The Prince Solms Park Tube Chute opens for business on the weekends starting Saturday The chute will be open on weekdays starting May 18 Today is the last day of early voting for Tuesdays prirrjary runoff elections Those wishing to vote can go to Room 306 of the Comal County Cour thouse Annex until For the Comal County sheriffs race Republican incumbent Jack Bremer is facing Bob Holder The Republican winner will not face a Democratic opponent in November Douglas Kirk and Jack Dawson are fighting for the Precinct 1 county com missioner seat which is being vacated by retiring Jumbo Evans The winner will face Louis Charlie Mil lican in the general election In statewide elections Victor Morales and John Bryant are compel HIM ing for the Democratic candidacy for Senator Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 to 7 The runoff election is open to all registered voters If voters participated in the March primary they must vote in the same party for the runoff elections Riverjam signals start of tourist season ByMELANIEGERIK Staff Writer Belly dancers the Easter Bun ny ajalapenoeating contest and a car giveaway will help cele brate the start of the tubing season Saturday at the Rockin R River jam Susan Phillips event coordi nator said she wants the River jam to become the starting gate for the summer similar to how Gruene Music Fest in the fall serves as the finish line We want to turn this thing into an annual Phillips said The medley of events start at Saturday when the band Chris and Judy starts an all day music festival at the Gruene lOKRun The festival also features Jim my Spacek and Heavy Traffic Hat Trick Freed at Last Mike Porters Jazz Group Whoosits Big Pile Goodtime Garbage Band Matt Toon and The Craze Belly dancers also will enter tain the audience Other events which will be held at Rockin R River Rides on the banks of the Guadalupe River in Gruene include Beginning at noon volley ball players can bump set and spike all day in a tournament Each sixmember team must have two women and cost is per team which includes entry into the Riyerjam Riverjammers can set their mouths on fire at the jalapefio eating contest at 3 fee is Tubers can show their speed HOCKHi RIVER SAT APRIL NOON Tt Hearing set on trout fishing rules on Guadalupe River A public hearing on proposed fishing regula tions on the Guadalupe River and hunting reg ulations by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart ment will be held on Wednesday April 10 at 7 at the Comal County Courthouse annex in the Commissioners1 Chambers The fishing regulations have spawned con troversy The proposed regulations would insti tute a threefish limit for trout a 16inch size requirement and would ban the use of live bait on a section of the Guadalupe River Tree grafting workshop to be held Tuesday The annual Comal County Tree ing Workshop is set for Tuesday April 9 at The workshop will discuss explain how to graft pecan trees peach trees and grapevines Comal County Extension Agent Joe Taylor will present the workshop which is sponsored by the Comal County Horti culture Public invited Freje graft wood for pecans and peach trees and grape vines will be HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Come take your picture at the Rockin frRlverjam with the Easter Bunny or in your Sumo wrestling outfit You may even get lucky and win the 96 Pontiac Sunfire County sticks by platting rules despite recent court decision By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer and skill at a tube race at 1 The fee includes the River jam tube life jacket and trans portation up the river People ages five and up can gain 500 pounds in five minutes or just look like they did when they sumo wrestle For 12 two people can wrestle each other and have their picture taken Children can jump all day on the Air Castle trampoline pro vided by Charles Sandoval from San Antonio Master chefs can show off their best chili recipes at a sanc tioned chili cookoff Entry fee is 15 including cost of the River jam The Easter Bunny will be on hand to listen to all of the little jammers Easter wishes At 5 rain or shine a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire will be giv en to the person who chooses the right key in a river of thousands The car was donated by Red McCombs Universal Motors one of the sponsors for the event Tickets are for adults for children and per family Each ticket has two chances of winning the Sunfire The first 250 Riverjammers receive free tube coupons Potential jammers can purchase tickets at the Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce 390 S Seguin and at Music Source 371 Landa St All proceeds from the River jam also sponsored by Magic 105 FM Shiner Bock Rockin R River Rides KwikKopy Kiwanis Club and Power Bar will be donated to Family Out reach an organization geared to preventing child abuse through education and counseling The Comal County Commissioners Court opted to table an item regarding the revision of plat requirements for certain subdivisions despite a recent court ruling and will contin ue to enforce its existing regulations A recent court ruling in the Elgin Bank vs Travis County suit stated land could be sub divided without having to follow replatting requirements with the county as long as all of the new sections of land have access to a pub lic right of way However current county reg ulations do require the replat The court discussed the item at last weeks meeting when questions were raised about what is considered a public right of way Sev eral commissioners felt the term needed to be defined and a revised version was brought before the court Thursday I tried to meet what I thought was the direction the court was said County Engineer Tom Hornseth However Hornseth said adopting the revised regulation could possibly contradict current policies Hornseth said that as they are written the regulations regarding the man dated radii around septic and water wells would not be applicable to the subdivisions that are not replatted It may create some confusion in the Envi ronmental Health he said County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander said if the county did not act on changing the regu lations it could possibly be sued However he said that if that happened the court would have a different set of circumstances to look at from the first case The outcome could be more favorable and at its next Texas Legislature may revise the law gov erning counties authority over subdivisions I think we still have very good reasons for doing things the way we are right said Rheinlander I think we have more than a fighting chance at the appellate Rheinlander said he has looked into the issue He said that what he has found sug gests the county should not act on the regula tions at this time The court unanimously tabled the item Its been tabled for farther said County Judge Carter Casteel Well still enforce current county regulations until High court recognizes states sovereignty See Opinion Page 4
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