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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY NO Juniors fall to San Marcos Page 1B 50 CENTS NewBraunfels aMZ n w rrn n f 20 pages in three sections Friday July Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Bodo and Vivian Metert Vol 145 No 172 Insi Marketplace S tii m mti sch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Vicki Gann Jane McDonald Mary Gutierrez Satur Maria G Sanchez Satur Lillian Mattoon Satur Jake Morgan 11 years Jeramie Hernandez 19 Sarah Diaz Satur Christa Crumrine 7 Robin Fiebrich Diana Young Connie Osborn Teresa Sturm Gloria Luna Bill Strickland Angie Torres 25 years Ruben Espinoza and Jessica Charles 15 Happy anniversary wishes go to Bodo and Vivian Dietert To have a birtliday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 River Information Comal River 331 cfs down 1 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 03 from Thursday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Thursday and million gallons of well water were p Sunny and hot weather on tap The forecast calls for sunny and hot weather for the week end Tonight will be mostly clear with some late night low clouds The low will be in the mid 70s and the wind will be out of the south at 5 to 10 mph Saturday will be a repeat of todays weather with mostly sunny clouds a high in the mid 90s and a south wind at 10 to 15 mph County opens boat ramps On Friday the county road department will open all the countyoperated boat ramps on Canyon Lake The Army Corps of Engineer ramps will remain closed Parking around the county ramps is limited Keep up with Pathfinder The Pathfinder a space craft launched in December landed on Mars July 4 and is responding to commands from control stations on Earth Updates on the mission can be found on the World Wide Web at Gruene Bridge other roads closed for high water Travelers this weekend may want to keep a few things in mind Rebecca Creek Road and the Gruene River Bridge will remain closed All state roads in the county should be open All lanes of Interstate 35 toward San Antonio should be open to traffic as work crews continue to expand the inter state However several exits will remain closed The only exits for southbound traffic are Solms Road in southeast New Braunfels and FarmtoMarket Road 2252 in west Schertz Fighting the system Bulverde resident entangled in legal problems with state By CHRIS CREWS and ABE LEVY Staff Writers Republic of Texas official Carolyn Carney of Bulverde still is fighting a system she believes is illegal Arrested on a warrant in June for failing to appear at a court hearing she also was charged with attempted capital murder when she allegedly pointed a handgun at one of the police officers executing the warrant at her home As police approached her home she said she looked for a gun to defend herself against armed officers who caused her to fear for her life My contention is that if the Department of Public Safety or sheriff comes against us hes not obeying his oath He is protecting the gov she said Theyve done this to us Theyve done it to other people Whos next State and local police said Carney and her husband Dave actively resisted police attempts to serve the warrant They said they added the felony charge because of her deci sion to arm herself and threaten police Carney is now living at her Oak Village North home after making bond on the felony charge and obtaining a favorable ruling in the failure to appear charge The secretary of council for the Republic of Texas Carney is one 25 defendants in a civil lawsuit filed by the attorney generals office Among the suits allegations is that the group filed illegal liens against the state In late June presiding District Judge Joseph Hart issued an opinion that the AGs office could not detain Carney based solely on her refusal to turn over the Republics membership list The AG had requested that the list be turned over as part of the suits discovery a period in which evidence is collected and reviewed before going to trial Carneys attorney Glen Peterson of New Braunfels argued that disclosure of the list violated her First Amendment rights Carney and her attorney said they believed the opinion dealt a significant blow to the AGs efforts in derailing the groups existence They said it narrowed the states ability to target members statewide AG spokesman Ward Tisdale said the mem bership list was part of many documents requested during discovery but that not obtain ing it wouldnt hurt the AGs efforts It really has a small if any he said In the grand scheme of things it doesnt have a great deal of Tisdale said the AG had already been suc cessful in blocking the groups illegal liens and in persuading the Legislature to enact laws restricting the Republic of Texas HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Carolyn Carney stands strongly by her Republic of Texas flag that waves in front of her house in Bulverde Carney is on the board of directors of the Republic of Texas movement The suit includes 17 files in Travis County District Court and is scheduled for trial in November Hart in his opinion said even though cur tailing some of the illegal activities of the group is a legitimate concern a persons name on the membership list was not enough to tie him to the allegations of wrongdoing by oth er members Federal authorities seized bank statements computers and other records in June a move that Carney said she didnt have the money to fight When asked whether she was intimidated or weary by the recent developments she not frightened This has been a very spiritual experience for me I know the Lord is for the Republic of Carriage operator calls for regulations By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer New Braunfels transportation and advisory board heard from a local horsedrawn carriage operator Thursday during a public hearing on consideration of a possible ordinance governing horsedrawn carriages Bill Kuhn operator for Pony Express Carriage Rides said any ordinance the board recommends to city council should cover a variety of details Board member Jim Callahan asked Kuhn What needs to be covered in an ordinance Kuhn High on the list is passenger The public hearing was one in a series of hearings related to the issue Only five people showed up at the meeting and Kuhn was the only horse carriage operator to speak The transportation and traffic advisory board has not come up with a proposed ordinance yet The board is looking for input from horsedrawn carriage operators and the public regarding any potential ordinance and whether they want it Assistant to the city manager Don Ferguson said the board began reviewing the citys vehicleforhire ordi nance months ago That ordinance covers taxicabs and tuber shuttles A possible ordinance for horsedrawn carriages is being considered because of interest by other operators Turn to Carriage Page 2A McKenna Competition not a threat By CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Could a major health care corporation set up shop in New Braunfels and compete with McKenna Memorial Hos pital It is a possibility said Wayne Sorensen chair man of the department of health administration at Southwest Texas State University Last of a series But McKenna officials said it is not likely and would not pose a threat to the local hospital Here is one scenario Turn to McKenna Page 2A Twelvescreen theater breaks ground in New Braunfels By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer New Braunfels officials were to break ground today on the citys newest movie theaters Mayor Jan Kennady was to be among the dig nitaries who were breaking ground for ONeils Cinema 12 theaters which will be built next to the WestPoint Pepperell store in the New Braun fels Factory Stores on Business Interstate 35 When the movie complex is completed it will contain 12 screens three of They will run firstrun movies and as for theater goers they wont have to hit the San Antonio mar ket for big releases Melissa Albright Charter Oak Partners assistant manager which will have stadiumstyle seating Each row will be 18 inches from the previous row so theater goers will not block the view of other movie goers said Melissa Albright assis tant manager for Charter Oak Partners Charter Oak Partners is the Vienna based outlet developer that operates New Braun fels Factory Stores Albright said the million movie complex project would bring more jobs for the area econ omy and more entertainment choices for area residents The new movie complex is expected to stage its grand opening in November They ONeil Theatres will bring 30 new position to New Braunfels from snack vendors to management to ticket Albright said They will run firstrun movies and as for theater goers they wont have to hit the San Antonio market for big The theaters will serve a projected view ers per week ONeil Theatres owns and operates 200 screens in nine states and recently opened u 10 screen theater in the West End Marketplace in Dallas A little kaffee a little klatsch Monthly meeting focuses on life in New Braunfels By DENISE DZ1UK Staff Writer When good friends meet over a cup of coffee and breakfast gossip laughter and stories are sure to fol low That is exactly what happens at every kaffee klatsch Conservation Society member Ethel Canion said she and her hus band organize the kaffee klatsch each month KarTee is German for coffee and klatsch means gossip Each month about 15 to 25 peo ple get together to talk about whats going Canion said Those attending the kaffee klatsch under the cool shade of the porch at Wagenfaehrs Home Buckhorn Barber Shop and Museum are usu ally members of the Conservation Society and their guests We just get together and said Canion We never have time at the Its just a smalU er group than we have at our meet The discussions at the kaffee klatsch are not centered around their work with the society Like any group of friends the topic of conversation varies from the con servation societys work to what is happening in their lives to old stories about growing up in New Braunfels You could sit here all day and listen to John Karbach tell old sto ries about New said Jane Jackson He has great sto Wallie has been attending the kaffee klatsch for some time and got her friend Margaret Ruse to accompany her Both said they enjoy the good food and good Its such a pleasant said Ruse Its nice to just Haas said from now on well come In addition to the company those attending can take home a treat Someone raids their garden and brings the stuff so we can all share Turn to Kaffee Page 2A HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Several residents join in a little coffee talk at Wagenfuehrs Home and Buckhorn Barbershop and Museum for the monthly Kaffee Klatsch New Braunfels resident returns from successful Wimbledon trip Page 1B
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