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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Wouldnt you love to taste a REAL PIZZA Made with a thick gourmet crust fresh toppings and choice cheeses PLAZA PIZZA CARRYOUT OR DINEIN CALL 6207070 PLAZAS DINER 367 Main Plaza New Open Sun Ani HeraldZeltung g Sunday June g 3A border inches toward Comal County By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Tranquilizer guns safer for the criminals than for police DEAR ABBY Recently here in the Santa Rosa area a police officer shot and killed a man who was behaving in an irrational manner He was advancing toward the officer with a wooden bar in his hand A few weeks ago a man was killed at a service station because he attacked a police officer with a screwdriver Abby I think I have a way for the police to protect themselves without killing anybody if they feel threatened I have always enjoyed Mutual of Omahas Wild When they have shown episodes where they were checking on the health of a potentially dangerous creature such as an elephant rhino they shot the creature with a tranquilizer before approaching it It seems to me that having a tranquilizer gun in his hand instead of a 357caliber Magnum would give the police the means to gain control of an incident and allow everyone to go home to their families without being in a coffin Why cant the police use a tranquilizer gun in cases where they feel threatened WAYNE IN SANTA ROSA CALIF DEAR WAYNE Thats an interesting question and one that I took to James Butts chief of police in Santa Monica who responded Tranquilizing agents dont affect everyone uniformly Therefore you cannot predict whether or not you have a sufficient dose to tranquilize the individual j Second tranquilizer will tdke time to enter the sedate the individual If someone is advancing on you with a deadly weapon or a threatening object theres no way a tranquilizer would take effect in the two to three seconds it would take someone to seriously injure An increasing number of residents are leaving city life in San Antonio and Austin for life in Comal County and the county already is feeling the growing pains of providing services for these new residents County Commissioner Danny Scheel whose precinct includes the expanding Bulverde and Spring Branch areas said in the past 60 days the county has approved plats for three subdivisions These developments will have lots for 591 new homes Scheel said more subdivisions are on the horizon We hear comments of more where people are just talking right he said Were definitely Anyone wanting to plat a piece of property or drill a septic tank in the county must go through County Engineer Tom Hornseths office Hornseth said his office is receiving paperwork for roughly 80 permits a month which averages to about 200 new residents in the county each month Most of these new residents move to the Bulverde and Spring Branch area he said Tax Gloria Clennan said her office has seen an increase as well She said that in the past two years there has been an increase of 25 to 30 percent in all activities in her office Why move to Comal County Many of the people moving to ScheeFs precinct are trying to escape the city of San Antonio the commissioner explained However he said unless residents do something to manage the growth residents could end up in the exact situation they left People are moving to the county or the Bulverde area in particular to get out of the confines of the San Antonio area but if they dont My understanding is the next extension of the San Antonio Extra Territorial Jurisdiction will put the line north of County Commissioner Danny Scheel incorporate in the next few years they will be annexed and end up right back in the confines of San Scheel said My understanding is the next extension of the San Antonio Extra Territorial Jurisdiction will put the line north of Texas County Judge Carter Casteel said people also are drawn to Comal County because of the quality of life However as the county grows it will be harder to maintain those attractive qualities she said We have a very desirable area and people want to live Casteel said I think we have to work very hard at preserving the heritage ambiance and culture All of those are things we have to work Effects of Growth With all the growth the county is sure to feel the effects county leaders say One of the big issues for the growing Bulverde and Spring Branch area is water Residents currently get their water from the Trinity Aquifer and Scheel said some residents feel the growth could cause a water shortage County Commissioner Jack Dawson who represents the Canyon Lake area said the water issue could be addressed with plans to construct a pipeline in the western portion of the county to supply water to residents Dawson said if the pipeline was built even more people would move to the area By the year 2000 I think were going to see an interesting Dawson said The pipeline could mean houses will be closer together and denser than they currently are Scheel observed Hornseth said under county regulations new developments using a public water source could use smaller lots Another issue plaguing the area is transportation Scheel said his constituents contact him regularly regarding intersections with 281 that are considered dangerous because of location land features and drivers speed Although the county does not have control over the highway the court does work closely with the Texas Department of Transportation to get issues addressed Another area the commissioners court is looking to stay ahead of the growth curve is emergency and fire services Scheel said the goal is to make sure the county residents are adequately covered in the future I think were fairly well covered now but I think with the growth were going to see in a few years well be Scheel said Dawson who chairs a county appointed committee looking into services said the group will have to analyze locations personnel numbers and equipment and determine what increases are needed Finding the Funds The growing population taxes the countys infrastructure Casteel said including roads water and county services At least a year lapses between the time a home is built to the time the resident pays taxes on it Scheel said meaning the county is having to expand its services without an expansion in revenue City Council to consider holiday lighting display for Cypress Bend By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The City Council is planning to consider forming a committee to oversee a proposed holiday lighting project in Cypress Bend Park at its ThetQpmmittees chair would be Anna Lee Hicks who has bedn instrumental in studying the project LOOK FOR OUR SPECIAL INTERNET COUPON AT for the city said Mayor Jan Kennady Hicks has contacted eight people who have indicated they would accept a position on the proposed committee Kennady said City staff members already have sent out a request for bids to build the lighting display in the park that the city will consider leasing or buying city officials If plans go smoothly city officials said they hope to offer the display after Wurstfest in early November and continue to Jan 1 of 1998 The cost of the project is estimated at about and is expected to bring in about in profits the first year Subsequent years could bring in upwardstof city while providing a winter holiday activity for local and statewide residents city officials said Super Selection Super Decorator Bottles Glass Containers OUR EVERYDAY LOWS UP TO Off OUR EVERYPAY LOWS UP Artist Canvas Canvas Panels I OUR EVERYDAY LOW PRICES Plastic Canvas CLEAR I OUR EVERYDAY LOW 1 COLORS ETC OUR EVKKYPAY LOW Davids Potpourri 2 QUART BAG OUR EVERYDAY LOW White Foamboard THICK OUR EVERYDAY LOW FROM FAIRFIELD Quilt Batts Off OUR EVERYPAY LOW PRICES Finished Wire Home Decorating Accessories INCLUDES SHELVES PLANT 8TANDS MORE How Marked WIRE WITH WICKER ITEMS WIRE BIRO HOUSES WROUGHT IRON BAKERS RACK5 NOT INCLUPED Stained Glass Off1 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cover the cost of expanded services That would cover the lag Dawson said We have to pay for 15 months of growth right now before we see any income from it and thats The Up Side of the Growth Trend Despite the negative points to growth there are also positive results Casteel commented More families moving into the county increase the tax base so taxes are being spread among more property owners She said it also helps families remain close Its good to know kids can move back home after they finish school and find a job and a place to Casteel said Even though the numbers seem to be skyrocketing the commissioners and the judge said they believe they eventually will level off The growth will eventually slow Scheel said Not in the next five to 10 years but eventually it will slow FULL BAR Margaritas Beer Specials TUE Paradox THUR Al Barlow FRI Mike Daniels SAT Stingmys 381 Landa St New Braunfels 6293311 To Go Window 10 Welcomes Nicole Stuewe as our perm and color specialist Nicoleisoffering 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