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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY t Lady Unicorns shut out Seguin See Page 1B 50 CENTS 16 pages In two sections Wednesday March 20332 W009 79 S 0 W E S T 111C R 0 P LI B LI8I I IN 0 2627 E YAMUELL PASO rx 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of MoMy Kotpp Vol 145 No 80 Inside Market Wrtttdcy MM The New Brauttfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Molly Koepp Dcana Cam Curtis Felix Velez Jr Howard Thrift 80 years Eric StoJInskl Cameron Dalton Timmcraiann 5 yean Christ Babbitt 11 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Arnold and Sharon Feltner Mr and Felix Veto Sr 35 yean belated To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Polwn Count Mountain Poiton measured In parts per cubic motor of Information provided by Dr Frank Information Comal cubic feet per sec pod up 4 from Tuesday AquHcr Panther Canyon feet above sea level up 01 Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake Inflow cts Canyon Lake feet above level Above conservation New BrauhMfl Utilities NBU reports pumping million gallons 1 of surface wrtor Tuesday and i gallons of well water were used Jtontor Senior on tap from 6 to 8 Thursday in the Canyon High School Com mons located at 1510 Interstate 35 East in New Braunfels There ig no charge for admis sion to th0 The JNJew Braunfels High School Jazz Band under the direction of Beth Brohk with assistants Clay Zientek Becky McGuire and Melissa Townsend will play dance music for the enjoyment of all The CHS Balladeers directed by Christie Rees will provide a medley of song and dance rou tines for entertainment as well Members of the Cr4s Future of America and CHS Student Council are host student organizations this year will prepare the depora lions serve refreshments and socialize with guests Souvenir photographs of Prom attendees will be J taken by members of the Srnlth gon Valley High School Student iCouncil i the NBHS Marine Corps ROTC and NBHS stu 1 i dent council will assist as danc ing partners and with refresh ments during the Prom Senior citizens interested in transportation to the Prom can II Bpb Templeton at the New Brauhfel6 ISO 6257093 jIMrlff plant A Warrant roundup will be Implemented March 25 Tar jgeted will be the Canyon Lake have any out standing warrants they have UH 6 MiTCh 24 to either 107 come by New Braunfels mulls hunting prohibition By ABE LEVY Staff Writer fri an effort to address public safety concerns inside the city limits city officials arc considering a proposed ordinance that would prohibit game hunting on 10 acres or less The topic came up in January amid discussions on managing an over abundant deer that reportedly were causing traffic accidents and eating landscape vegetation The City Council established an ad hoc deer management committee to study the deer problem but prohibited it from considering hunting with bows or firearms as a possible solution The council asked City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom to write the draft ordinance slated for consideration at this Mondays regular council meeting The proposal would prohibit the use of firearms bows crossbows or any other dangerous weapon in game hunting but allows archery activities involving target practice only The draft is preliminary and intend ed to trigger discussion on the topic Cullom said The draft would be consistent with Comal Countys policy of barring game hunting oh land of 10 acres or less and would assign a misdemeanor penalty with possible fines not to exceed Currently an ordinance prohibits the discharge of firearms within city limits but does not restrict the use of bows and arrows In state hunting laws restrict game hunting to daytime hours 30 minutes or less before sunrise and after sunset Darrcl Kennemer a 41 yearold vet eran of the sport said he supports the citys draft ordinance A member of the Canyon Lake Archery Club and the citys ad hoc deer management committee Kcn nemcr has downed more than 60 deer with a bow The draft ordinance he said allows the sport to continue inside the city limits but also protects the residential community A wellhit deer he said travels another 20 to 120 yards before falling HUNTING ORDINANCE TIMELINE 1988 The City Council con sidered a proposal that would have included archery as a pro hibited firearm Inside the city lim its Archery eventually was omit ted from the proposal 1992 The City Council con sidered banning bow hunting with the exception of larger tracts of land or distance from certain property The first reading died for lack of a motion Jan 13 1997 The City Council established an ad hoc deer management committee charged not to consider bow hunting an option Jan 23 Council members asked the city attorney to study the issue of bow hunting and come up with a draft ordinance to the ground a reason he favors the deer is not going to die in their back proposal as written yard They II go to their neighbors If you had permitted hunting in the back said Kenncmcr Serious damage Ronnie Smithitf Blanco of waa AlHMttto Unhftralty Hoapttal In San Antonio attar hta HeraldZollung photo by Mlchaol Darnall rear ended a dump truck on Highway 281 on Tueaday Pickup dump truck collision sends 1 to hospital By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH Driver inattention or fatigue are the two possible reasons a pickup truck rear ended a dump truck Wednesday afternoon on Highway 231 sending a middle aged man to the hospital authorities said Ronnie Smith 48 of Blanco was Airlifed to University Hospital in San Antonio where he was treated and released according to a hospital spokesman The accident occurred a half mile south at the intersection of Highway 281 and Highway 46 at approximately Smith was driving his 1973 light blue Ford pickup north on Highway 281 in front of a dump truck driven by Jimmy Gilbert 30 of Canyon Lake said Department of Public Safety trooper Robert Armstrong The dump truck is owned by Seeger Trucking of Canyon Lake Gilbert said he was driving behind Smith in the right hand lane and had just passed him He was about ready to turn right on St Andrews Way when he heard a big jolt in the back of his truck He just slammed into Gilbert stiid He didnt even slow down Before I passed him he kept leaning over and after I passed him he kept leaning over I dont know if he dropped something or was writing The impact of the collision totaled the front part of the pickup Gilbert said the crash blew out a rear inside tire an air leaf and a hanger which covers Ihc back tires Armstrong said Smith hud little chance of avoid ing a rear end collision with the dump truck The truck loft 50 feet of skid marks upon Armstrong said Indications arc from what the EMS people told me he may have been falling asleep at wheel He Gilbert says that he was loaning over the side of the truck BulvcrdcSpring Branch EMS Comal County Sheriffs office and the Bulvcrde Area Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene Braunfels sends out call for top photos ByDENISEDZlUK Staff Writer Everyone who attended last years celebration in Braunfels Germany should get their photo albums out One of the pictures in them could earn the photographer a new Leica camera New Braunfels celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1995 with officials from Braunfels Germany on hand to help with the festivities In 1996 the Ger man city of Brnunfeli celebrated its 750th anniversaiy and New Braunfels residents returned the favor Herb Skoog who acted as New Bmunfels ambassador during the Braunfels col ebraljDfl mow than 300 IpeaJ idents made the journey to Germany in July to take part in the pageants shows and celebrations They had events all Skoog said But the highlight of the event was in July when they hosted thou sands of visitors from Braunfels sister Skoog said while there most everybody took a lot of he said a committee in Braunfels is now interested in seeing the pictures for a content they are conducting to help them document the year I think they want to be able to use those photographs in their scrapbooks and publications on the Skoog said Theyre hoping theyll get some pictures from here It would be nice if someone from here would Skoog said three blackandwhite or color photos from the various cele brations can be submitted and each winner will receive a camera The first place prize is a Leica Minilux camera second place is a Leica Mini Zoom and third pace is a Leica Mini II Skoog said everyone who attended should enter however residents should not risk losing their photographs Theyre interested in in any pic ture that documents the events of the whole Skoog said I dont know if you get it back I think the smart thing to do would be to make a copy I would not send my only pic HOW TO ENTER What flraunfels Photo Contest Entries Up to three photographs from each event taken during the citys 750th anniversary celebration Black and white or color pho tographs arc acceptable Deadline April 15 1997 Last Day to mail entries April I Cost to Mail Entry for the first ounce and for every additional 5 ounce Address to enter Braunfels Kur Gmbll Fotowettbewerb 96 Furst FerdinandStr 4 35619 Bruunfels Germany Prizes FiretLeica Minilux Scc ondLeica Mini Zoom ThjrdLeica Mini II Residents unhappy with road proposal By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer BULVERDE Residents in it Bul vcrde neighborhood are butting heads with a San Antonio developer who wants to build a road to connect Bul vcrde Hills Drive to a proposed 80 acrc subdivision Michael Ortman of Destiny Homes has told residents he wants to build a road connecting his proposed subdivi sion from Bulverdc Hills Drive Bill Krawictz president of the Bul verdc Landowners Association said Oilmans attempts to build the road would violate deed restrictions written by the association The lots arc for residential purpos es Krawictz said People living in Bulvcrde Hills Estates bought their property with the knowledge that only a house would be on the The projected 80 lots on the prop erty arc expected to be onehalf to twothirds acre Krawictz said If Ortman goes through with his plans people entering the proposed subdivision would enter Bulvcrde Hills Drive from Bulvercle Road and go approximately a mile before they reached the proposed subdivision Krawietz said the road would be 60 feet wide and 70 feet on each side This neighborhood will have more houses than Bulverdc Hills does Krawictz said Bulvcrde Hills has several streets with limited visibility Just think of the construction trucks going up and down the Stan Blaylock a BLA director said the issue is about traffic and safely The people adjacent to I hi road down the southern end of Bulvcrde Hills will be affected by the increased Blaylock said If you have 76 houses with an average of three cars you can start to figure that out These residential neighborhood restrictions protect us from having said concerned residents met with Ortman in early February but nothing was iiccothplixhcd flic association has consulted with a lawyer in the case fhe association lias written a letter to Oilman explaining residents con cerns lie has been given 10 days to respond to the letter Our first step is to let him know about the deed restrictions which the proposed road would Kraw ietz said If he still wants to go ahead with the road and construction begins we will seek legal said residents in Bulvcrde I lills Estates do not oppose the devel opment but he is concerned that the lots arc too small You are condensing so many hous es on small he said If you increase the lot sixes and make less homes per acre then you make it less stressful on the County Commissioner Duuny Schecl who represents Bui vcrde said the county could vacate and rcplat the property if needed but it is up to the residents to take action since the coun ty has virtually no zoning powers Ortman could not be reached for comment Focus can now shift to education Page 44   

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