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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Day i Marketplace DearAbby 4A 12B 414B 10A ttw HmldZottung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Andrew Thnnwmann 7 old Bob Cokw belated Kathy Kovaek Gregory Porter SIM Taylor Mon Ashley Btvll 8 years old Frank V Gomez Janna Mathls 11 yaara Choy Baxter Qtonn Mack Cy Chapa Corinto Wenzel To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Now look for Sunday HoraMZoHung Flipping through the pages of todays HeraldZeitung you may notice a few changes Comics have been moved to Montage Also Dear Abby will appear each Sunday on the People page AID of todays which will also Include items formerly found on Sunday under the Personals listings Cancor Soeloty Starlight gala on tap Planning for the American Cancer Society Starlight Gala kicks off from to 6 Tuesday at Gruene Man sion Inn Restaurant with appe tizers and drinks provided Put on your volunteer hat and join in the fun The Starlight Gala is the only local AMC fundraiser each year benefiting Comal County cancer victims and their families Call Gala Chairman Kathy McLeod at 6064115 for more details Qruano Hall plays host to bonoflt Jexas Summer Nights musi cal showcase and food bank 10 today at Gruene Hall Cov er chargeis Sfrwith two cans of food For KidsSake Family Outreach is conduct Ing a For Kids Sake seminar Monday Preregistration is required Call 6201299 for infor mation The seminars help par ents ease the adjustment to divorce for their children Attention Deficit Disorder meeting New Braunfels Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Dis order will begin meetings at 7 Monday at Oakwood Bap tist Church Call 6292033 for Information Special education support meeting The Special Education Par ent Support Meeting of the SchertzCiboloUniyersal Cooperative will be held from to 8 Tues day at the Dobie Intermediate School Library How to Get What Your Child Needs at an ARD will be presented Call 210 9456015 for information Speechcraft course being offered The New Braunfels Toast masters Club will offer an eight session Speechcraft course from 7 to 9 on four con secutive Tuesdays beginning Tuesday and from 8 to 1 April 5 The sessions will be held at the Senior Citizens Cen ter The cost is Call 625 6680 daytime or 6252217 evenings for Information Quada Coma Garden Club meeting The Guada Coma Garden Club will meet at 2 Tuesday at the home of Frances Tays Lila Schoenfeld of Four Sea sons Garden Club will speak on The Joy of Feathered Members are to bring a horti culture New Braunfels Herald 24 pages in two sections B Sunday March SUNDAY Serving the Comal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Andrew Vol 145 No 83 LCRA seeks deal to break lease on power plant land By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Officials from the Lower Colorado River Authority said Saturday the schedule for the local community to provide input into the ftiture of the Comal Power Plant was the subject of talks with City of New Braunfels rep resentatives this past week LCRA officials are negotiating an intcrlocal agreement with the city in an effort to terminate a lease for almost 18 I Power plant time line 2A acres of land around the building that is designated for Landa Park expansion The proposed agreement was announced in September and was designed to relieve the city of respon sibility for its environmental condition but still allow New Braunfels first pri ority on the eventual use of the land During a Tuesday meeting LCRA officials presented a draft agreement that city officials said was too vague and did not define the specific extent of the citys involvement in the process for determining the future use of the building Mayor Jan Kcnnady and City Attor ney Jacqueline Cullom said they met with LCRA officials who were expect ed to revise their draft agreement to include a specific time frame for pub lic hearings and clearer plans to issue a Turn to LCRA Page 2A photo by Michael Damall ant Restoration HoraldZeltunj Candy Lapaglla and Ken Renter of the Comal Power I Association Inc get aulted up for a tour Saturday of the old LCRA plant on Landa Street next to Landa Park Have horse will travel HoraldZeifung photo by Mlchaol Damall Rick Nalle does not even pay attention to one of his horses trying to take a brte out of his shirt Saturday at the start of the Austin Founders Trail Hide Mora than 400 riders camped their horses at the Comal County Fair Grounds and started their trip to the AustinTravis County Mvwtock Show and Rodeo rail riders begin trek to Austin By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Jim Oandy remembers his years of roughing it on trail rides When I first started this I slept in the back of my truck under the Gandy said Roughing it was no fun at all on one trail ride to San Antonio six years ago 1 was sleeping under the tarp in the pickup when we had a bad Gandy said My hat gotwet and my duster got He can only hope for a much better time during the 13th Annual Austin Founders Trail Ride which started Saturday morning at the Comal County Fair Grounds Gandy was one of more than 400 cowboys and cowgirls who loaded up their saddles trailers und wagons to go on the weeklong 116mile trail ride taking them from New Braunfels through Canyon Lake and Wimbcrley lo Austin The trail ride is held in conjunction with the 59th Annual AustinTravis County Livestdck Show and PRCA Rodeo kicking off Thursday Under overcast skies and drizzle the wagon train started on the trail for Saltier where riders camped at the VFW Hall No 8573 for the night They were treated to a dance and dinner The trail riders will leave today for Canyon Turn to Riders Page 2A Few cast ballots in early voting By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Less than 100 people have casjt bal lots during early voting for tlje Congressional District 28 race and anyone still wanting to vote before election day has until Tuesday Early voting began Feb 24 to fill the U S Congressional District 28 scat which became vacant when Con gressman Frank Tejcda died Jan 30 after battling Hinojosa said roughly of the countys registered voters were eligible to vote in the special election Thats just a portion of the total number of voters we have in the coun Ilinojosa said Hinojosa said that at Thursday 58 residents had voted 37 ballots had been mailed out and 59 residents had been turned away because they did not live in District 28 Ilinojosa said a light turnout was expected because only one issue was on the ballot and only a portion of the county was eligible to vote in this elec tion I guess we expected a little more than this but not Hinojosa said Turnout is always lighter in a special Ilinojosa said early voting wraps up from 8 to Monday and Tuesday She sajd the mailout ballots could be returned later They have until next Saturday to get them Hinojosa said Even though early voting ends they dont have to be returned until election Turn to Voting Page 2A makes final run on Monday By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Start scrounging up those spare quar ters laying around the house the very last chance to ride the NBus is Monday The end of the citys oneyear pilot program to provide public transporta tion has prompted neither an official press release nor a memorial service The New Braunfels City Council voted unanimously in January not to continue the program on a regular basis making Monday the last day for service But no peed to wake up early for pole position at the bus Jepot drivers may be surprised to sec riders at all for the momentous last day There were some days when I drove for nine or 10 hours without said driver Joyce Mclntyre whose bus was empty Fri day I had a lot of time on my hands to do some Low ridership and expected start up costs persuaded the City Council to lay the program to rest despite hopes it could signal the need for a permanent public bus system Council approved the program in October of 1995 and gained valuable information about the communitys Turn to Page 2A Vanstory files for Disk 3 seat By ABE LEVY Staff Writer HeraldZaltung photo by Michael Darnell After Monday the familiar sight of the on New Braunfels road ways will simply be a memory Randy Vanstory coowner of Quick Align Brakes and Suspension filed Friday for the District 3 City Council position that voters will decide on May 3 Drenda Freeman is the current coun cil member for District 3 and announced earlier this year she would not seek a second term Vanstory is the first candidate to file for one of the two council spots on this years ballot District 4 will be vacated by two term council member find former may or Paul Fraser and has no candidates to date Vanstory 35 who lives on the 300 block of Tanglewood Drive is a mem ber of the Planning and Zoning Com mission and served on the citys ethics Randy Vanstory committee last year Vanstory and his wife Roxi moved to New Braunfels in 1987 from Midland He has been a member of Oak wood Baptist Church since 1971 serving as an adult Bible study teacher and chair man of the deacon body Vanstory said his main focus would be establishing partnerships for the citys future We need to do that in an attitude of he said With so many entities in the city we may lose sight of the fact that we need to work Turn to Vanstory Page 2A Still a long way to go in overcoming effects of drought See Opinion 4A
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