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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 28, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY Unicorns remain in playoff hunt See Page 6 50 CENTS New Braunfels Herald2 10 pagoe In one section Tuanday January Serving Comal County arid surrounding nroan or moro Ihnn H5 yoaro Horno o and Lottto Radlng I Mil Vol No i Inside h wltlws from tto The New firaunfelx Herald Zeltung extends birthday wishes to Lucy Ayata Davidson Minerva Perez Stringer Beverly Schaake Adcllnn Plna Damon MWklfT 4 Heather Bungler 18 yearn Tiffany Holder Helen L Plttman HO years okl belat Happy anniversary wishes go to Ixtrenz and Lottie Hading 58 To have a birthday or anniver sary lilted here call 6259144 Pollen Count MOW Mountain Cedar Pdttn mtMurod In cubic motor of Information provided by Dr Funk Rlvtf Information Comal River 206 cubic foot per sec ond down 3 from Monday Aquifer Pnnthor Canyon Well feet above MB lovol down 03 Canyon Dam discharge 102 da Canyon Lako Inflow Canyon lake level foot above MO tevol Above conservation NewBrMinfeliUtllHIee NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Monday and mil lion gadona of weU water wore uood TBXM Tomorrow Fund program rhoComptroltor6 Office is offer ing brochures and applications program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education at a current fixed cost The current enrollment period endaFeb 18 Information or an appli cation contact the Texas Tomor at 800 445GRAD or Rep Edmund Kuem pels office at 51 2 4630602 Qlr Scout Cooklos Its Qlrl Scout Cookie time The sale will run through Feb 14 Girls will be selling the ever popular thin mints and seven other varieties at several local businesses and door to door Proceeds support local Girl Scouts For Information call Karen McDonald at 6259548 or Tanya Caldwell at 6291901 Hofp with tax returns for senior cltlzons volunteers will pro vide tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and others on a first come basis beginning Sat urday This is a free service Please bring supporting paperwork W2 and 1099s and last years tax return Times and sites are 10 am to 2 Wednesdays and Satur days at the Dlttllriger Memorial Library 1 to 6 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 to 1 Saturdays at the Senior Center and 1 to 4 pm Wednesdays and 9 to noon Saturdays at the Canyon Lake Action Center Young Artist CompotHton The beat and brightest young vocalists In the area hit the high notee Saturday afternoon as the Young Artist Competition opens to the public at 3 pm In the Schuech Fine Arts Center at Texas Lutheran University Undergraduate and graduate music students compete for a first place puree and a con tract for one performance with the MidTexas Symphony In May with renowned conductor David Mairs Vocalists will perform two selections of contrasting style selected from standard opera oratorio cantata or songe with orchestral aocompanJrmnt For Information contact Caroline Weoton at 6060462 City Council cancels program By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council sent the NBuff Imnxporlalion system to its hiHt stop Monday night voting unanimously to ctxl the oneyear pilot program on Murch 11 I wish it had Mayor Jan Kcnmuly told the council nnd audi ence membcrH 1 truly wish it had worked Maybe another time it could have Council approved the program in October of 1995 with the hopes that it would determine whether he commu nity a permanent publicbus sys tern Council members expressed reluc tance to continue a program hat did not meet original ridcrHhip and that would require an estimated for capital expenses and for operating expenses in the first year The oneyear program was paid for by the Community Council of South Central Texas in an agreement with the Alarno Area Council of iovcrnmeniH The cost for the firm 10 months was IPewtergifts firm seeks tax 3 The estimated cos for the entire trial program was The citys only share of cost was about for bus route maps poolers bus stop and partlime staff Members of the Mainslrcet Trans portation Committee which oversaw much of the program and eily officials said they rccognim the efforts of the programs throughout the pant 10 months but that the communi ty as a whole did not support the pro gram Still many fell a public transporta tion system is something to keep in mind in the next few years as growth continues Project participants also said the information dial resulted from he pro gram will benefit any future endeavors to provide public transportation in New Hraunfek It started off with the idea that this was a said lountain main street director who supervised the pro In front of Vattty Wgjn School It Contttbte Ed Mullint Dflfndll traffic control problem to get help from the district Oeroy said there are currently over 30 buses using that driveway arid directing all traffic that AM i tion and the office route would create more problems j Djivjd JKftipYMM engineer for TxDOT logistical problems with said tbw U little can do Qcroyf bigger tnfffic problem than we have br like a gbott town with only district luw hired a constable to traffle during f one or two cflrt going the two peak traffic and he started last week donf IP vv OakRiin School in the New Braunfeln Inde What Im hoping for is for it to be a budget item School District was experiencing similar next year mo it can bo permanent until we have gc problemn with rwih hour trafflo ohd TxDOT another said Cleroy installed a new lane Kopp said the scnjor Monica Iilklnton said both student and layout wwfcf intersection and it not worts at ftble for the SV1I8 entrance tho However said the constables he recommended two other ponsiblc u i ls need some sort of light but lor nght now this is m TJwrct flwt option ww to two the driveway on much better than the previous situation think wm Valley t aUo feel better about Deer management committee set to tackle problem By ABE LEW Staff Writer City Council aske attorney to study bow hunting ordinance 3 The citys firmever Deer Manage ment Iliin Committee will hold its tint mating Wednesday night to begin the process of determining how to hun die the overabundance of deer thai have ventured into streets and eaten residential landscape plants The group is made up of the first 15 to signup for the adhoc committee at the last City Council meeting two weeks ago Members arc expected to establish the schedule for the next few weeks appointing officers and determining whether the deer population merlin action by the city City olfkiulH already have supplied members with initial information about deer management including oilier cities plans and trapping data The Cily Council restricted the group from selecting bow hunting m a pro posed solution leaving them with options such as trapping and reloca tion or prohibiting feeding citywide Harry a eomiiiiiice member and manager of Alarno on crete Products said its difficult to determine how long the group will need to meet or what lie diieclion will be until aller members gel lo know each other former owner of Iliii iyh Under Iahk Saloon and an avid Ixiw hunter said he wanted lo le on he eommittee to eimurc that the deer are dealt will in a humane and safe man ner lie also said the city a lenl plan for deer management Deer inside city limits may gel a menage of acceptance from a resident who feeds them then a message of hostility fiom a neighbor who may xhoo them away Im landscape Im sine there will le KOIIIC said Im sure Well eome up wilh something We need to sit down and talk Once we gel all Ihe options well be able to nanow it Cily Manager Mike Shands said much of the liinefiame for when a plan would be submitted for the council lo consider depends on Ihe committees progress He said if members determine that there is a deer problem then a plan would need lo emerge by midsummer to be implemented by October when trapping season begins jccl ll really wni for Ihe community lo decide We have documentation We tracked it and have the statistics The development in the future needs to combine the community wilh the Kidership averaged 107 oneway fares per week in Ihe Unit 10 months of operation the citys final rcpoil showed In cities comparable lo New liriiun Iels 9H oneway litres per week i con sidered a reasonable average lot he beginning months however eldership was expected lo average at least 150 in the IltMl year and continue lo 300 Buddy system works police officer saves partner from deadly situation By ABE LEVY Htfill Wrilor A New Hraiinfeln police officer saved Ihe life of his pailnei who had become Ihe potential large of a shot gun held by a West Mud man early Monday morning police said Police arresled a suspect Nieves 1670 W Bridge on charge of aggravated assault on a public Ncrvanl and unlawful posses sion of a lirearm by a clou was convicted of aggravated assault wilh serious bodily injury in IWI was taken lo the Comal County Jail where he posted bonds totaling at Monday Officer Slephcnj lamia was respond ing lo a noise disturbance in the 1600 block oIMill Slice when he decided lo cheek an area one block north at the 1600 block of West Hridge Street near Oak Avenue I lanna said At about he made eye contact wilh a man next lo a red truck parked in Ihe driveway of 1670 W Mridge he said Music was heard from what seemed lo be the trucks tadio and the man appeared lo bend down into the ruck lo turn Ihe volume down I lanna said he was driving his paliol car past the driveway when officer Bill Spcncc informed linn through the police radio thai Ihe subject was point ing a gun at him Spcncc who handles Ihe polices dog Kim uiid lie immedialely sinned Ihe spol light in the Mailimv line and pointed his handgun lo cover his partner who was about 70 led away Within seconds dropped the shotgun he was pointing a I lanna and allowed police lo anesl him with out resistance Spence said Spence said the sound ol shotgun being cocked was Ihe Insl indication thai he had a fncarm The Insl reaction I had was lo stop my Spence said I called Kico lo a heel and grabbed his collai I lul the spot light immediately My the tune I got out ol the in he had already thrown Ihe gun under ihe truck I lanna who eiilimalcd he was about 40 feel away horn said he slowed down his paliol cai aflei Spence infoimed him of the shotgun adding thai he also heaid the ol the gun cocking liolh officers estimated ilial the enlne incident lasted about to M seconds The two have worked logelhei lo paliol the We 1 I nil fix about three years I lanna H who has been wilh the police dcpaiinicnl lor five yearn said he was at a few tunes in an incident about one year into hi1 career and Spcnce was shot at just months into hr 10 year police caieei When asked what was aul after the ordeal Spence said Its an under stood thing Weie paitneis I lanna agreed Time to make Schmidt building historical status official Page 4   

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