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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung g Tuesday September G 3 Man who needs his space wont make room for his kids Dear Abby In all the 33 years I have read your column nothing has appalled me like the letter from the livein who described herself as No She said He left his wife and two kids because the responsibility gave him no time for What idiocy What kind of woman would want a man who shows no responsibility for his own children but expects him to parent her kids These people are sick sick sick You were much too easy on them with your answer Stand tough Abby Mary Egan in Dallas Dear Mary I advised the woman Waterpark not to try to defend her position which was indefensible I do not flog those who write me even when I disapprove of their actions Mine is an advice column not a whipping post Believe me my readers got the message The letters are still flying in Read on Dear Abby I have never been as angry as I was after I read the letter signed Almost No She said Nineand16yearolds dont need a lot of These are critical ages in their lives and being ignored by their father because he needs more time to himself is clearly child abuse When people ask why the kids arent around Almost No 2 and her boyfriend should tell the truth We want them around only when we have nothing else better to Thats the message hes sending out to his kids If his children are too much of a responsibility he should have kept his pants on These two deserve each other Mom Who Loves To Be With Her Son Dear Abby Indefensible is the word The next time people ask why Matt Father of the doesnt see his own children they should be told he simply doesnt give a damn And when they ask Almost No 2 how she could defend him she should tell them because shes stiH After she actually becomes No 2 and Matt gives her the I need my space story Ill be looking for a letter in your column signed What Was I Thinking or perhaps simply Clifford Williams Maiden Mass Dear Abby What a wonderful couple these two make Shes insensitive while he is simply a cad My brother and I both now in our 20s were fortunate to have an understanding stepmother who realized that our relationship with our father shouldnt change regardless of the marital status between our parents Our father continues to spend a lot of time with us We are now professional responsible adults who were fortunate to receive all the love and support both parents could give I hate to think that Marts kids will never get that support from their father Child support is not an expression of love its an obligation and believe me those kids are intelligent enough to know the difference Thankful in Cape Coral Fla From Page 1 Island officials had estimated the water park would create 150 jobs mostly part time and produce an economic impact of up to million The South Padre Island board of aldermen unanimously approved an incentives package to bring Schlitterbahn to the island in April The incentives package included a combination of city state and economic development grants and loans totaling million The package included a series of state and local tax rebates adding up to about annually In July the board of aldermen approved changes in a zoning ordinance that would have allowed the waterpark to be built on the 14 acre site Henry said he had been working for two years to get a waterpark built on the island Besides the 14acre tract Schlitterbahn had been looking at two other sites on South Padre Island Henry said those two other sites were not being considered because they were not feasible Right now we havent found a site which has accessibility and is both economically viable and Henry said He said it would be hard to get environmental and construction permits for the other two sites on the island Even though he was rebuffed on his first attempt to build a waterpark on the island Henry said he would not completely shut the door on building a waterpark in the area We want to thank the mayor Ed the aldermen and 90 percent plus of the businesses and local Valley people who supported he said We hope to return to the Valley in the future to complete this project and build South Padre Island city manager New Braunfels City Council State OKs RR crossing arms for San Antonio Street Downtown New Braunfels will be one railroad gate safer within the year The Union Pacific Railroad and the Texas Department of Transportation notified the city several months ago that the Union Pacific crossing on San Antonio Street had been approved for crossing gates Several requests were made over the said Assistant City Manager Don Ferguson After going through a ranking process we ended up being Ferguson made the announcement in Mondays city council meeting as city council considered the first reading of an ordinance changing the block of Hill Avenue between W San Antonio Street and Cross Street from twoway to oneway TxDOT and UP requested the change in direction so cars heading toward San Antonio Street on Hill Avenue would not get caught inside the railroad crossing gates Police Beat New Braunfels Police investigated a report of criminal trespassing of a habitation this weekend at in the 500 block of Common Street The father of a 9yearold New Braunfels girl reported that an adult male was in the girls room Police reported that there was no sign of a breakin New Braunfels Police investigated a report of a burglary of a habitation on Friday in the 1300 block of Valero Drive Two juvenile females reported several household and personal items valued at were stolen Police said there was no sign of forced entry New Braunfels Police arrested a 33yearold McQueeney man The crossing gates will not come without a price to Huisache Grill owners Lynn and Don Forres The oneway street could really impact us quagmiring our ingress and Lynn Forres said She said although Ferguson had told the Forreses several months ago about the railroad gate and street change she had been notified that it was a city council agenda item only Monday morning Property owners in the area should be notified before council took action she said Council voted to postpone the first reading of the ordinance one month The crossing gates are scheduled for installation in six to nine months Ferguson said Resident petition delays River Acres rezoning vote The third reading of an ordinance rezoning about 10 acres of land between the River Acres and Summerwood subdivisions was postponed until the Sept 22 council meeting with council member Juliet Watson dissenting The ordinance calls for the zoning to be changed from single and twofamily district to PD planned development Property owners requesting the rezoning plan to build condominiums on the land Summerwood residents circulated a petition opposing the zone change and submitted it to council Monday It was of more than 20 percent of property contiguous to the 10 acres to be rezoned In that event the state says 75 percent or six of the seven council members must vote yes for the zone change to pass City Manager Mike Shands said Councilwoman Jan Kotylo was absent from Mondays meeting and Councilwoman Juliet Watson previously had voted against the zone change Therefore council voted to postpone the rezonings final reading until its Sept 22 meeting when all seven members could be present Monday at in the 400 block of North Live Oak Avenue Police said he was charged with a capias profine which is a warrant out of municipal court for a ticket Bond was set at Comal County Sheriffs deputies arrested a 26yearold Kansas man on charges of felony theft on Friday The man a truck driver was told that he had been terminated from his job at local trucking company Friday The man then allegedly sped off on the Interstate 35 North access road in an 18wheel truck pulling a trailer owned by the truck company The man allegedly disconnected the trailer from his cab in the middle of Morningside Drive and drove north on 135 before deputies caught up with him at the Rip Griffin truck stop north of New Braunfels The man was arrested at and put into the Comal County Jail for theft greater than He posted a bail on Monday Comal County Sheriffs deputies were called to a disturbance on Sand Bar in Canyon Lake at Monday A 20yearold Canyon Lake man police said had an argument with his girlfriend and her brother He allegedly was intoxicated and threatened one of them with a machete Deputies found the man hiding on top of a neighbors travel trailer He was arrested on charges of public intoxication He posted a bond later that morning Homeless emus roam North Texas countryside SHERMAN Texas AP More than 130 homeless emus roaming the countryside are causing serious problems for law enforcement authorities in Grayson County The flightless Australian birds were brought to the United States a few years ago by farmers who had visions of them replacing cattle Rick Gunter of Bells a typical emu farmer recalls that two years ago he could sell a pair of breeder birds for a pair Now hed be lucky to be able to give one away Gunter has about of the large ungainly animals But Gunters not giving up on his feathered friends He believes that an oil found in the birds has healing properties that might still make the birds profitable He said hes in it for the long haul But most people have apparently given up on the birds Grayson County Sheriffs Office Chief Deputy Johnny Waldrip says his office has fielded dozens of calls from people finding them in their yards or on gravel county roads The birds abandoned by their owners have been plaguing peoples yards ruining the foliage scaring horses and generally making an all around pest of themselves said David Hawley a community relations officers with the sheriffs office Lawmen dont know what to do with the birds once they pick them up The county picked up two of the birds and held a public auction to dispose of them last week Nobody Waldrip said We couldnt get a one dollar bid 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