Tuesday, September 23, 1997

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY SVHS qrad joins Nebraska athletic department Page 6 New Braunfels 50 CENTS HeraldZeit 2427 pages in orte section Tuesday September Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Travis Williams Vol 145 No 224 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Travis Williams Larry Hick man Maria Rodriguez Aman da Lynn Dietert 5 Kirsten Meyer Roxanne Unas 15 years Eric Baese Guillermo Nieri 50 Betty Doeppenschmidt Hector Diaz Jr 11 Martha and Mary Christensen Dora Lagunas Junie Resales 27 years Desiree Guerrero 10 years James Hamilton and Mrs Irene Gonzales Happy Anniversary wishes go to Ernst and Lydia Rahe 58 years and Freddy and Caroline Ortiz To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Molds Ragweed 26 Cedar 8 trace Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 299 cubic feet per sec ond up 5 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 02 from Monday Canyon Dam discharge 350 cfs Canyon Lake inflow not available Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Monday and no well water P Rain slips from forecast by Thursday Tonight Cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers or thunderstorms Low in the lower 70s Light southeast wind Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers or thunder storms High in the mid 80s Northeast wind 510 mph Thursday through Saturday Partly cloudy Lows in the 60s Highs in the 80s Schools closed Friday for fair Its time for the Comal Coun ty Fair Both local school dis tricts will be closed Friday so that teachers administrators and students can attend the Fair parade and fair activities Seguin housing fair takes place today The city of Seguin the Seguin Housing Authority and the Seguin Board of Realtors will sponsor the second annual Seguin Housing Fair from to today at the SeguinGuadalupe County Coliseum The fair will help res idents from all income groups achieve homeownership Remember Area code transition ends Oct 6 With the change in area codes residents need to remember to make necessary changes for a smooth transi tion Telephone numbers on business cards letterhead and personal checksneed to be changed Cellular tele phones fax machines and computers also may need to be reprogrammed After Oct 6 the 210 area code for the Comal County area will no longer work Royalty at the fair The Comal County Fair Queen Princess and Duchess were cho sen Sunday evening at Canyon High School Commons Joy Orr was chosen queen blue Nicole Stout princess red and Trisha Eilers duchess white HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall County fair kicks off today How you can play it safe By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The Comal County Fair opens today and thousands of people will pass through the gates before it ends on Sunday The carnival will be open from 5 to midnight today and Cross Roads will perform for the dance at the same time On Wednesday there is more car nival fun in store along with Kinder Tanzen and a dance by the Bohemian Dutchman in the Corral Visitors should be aware of a few safety tips before they enter the fair grounds on tf While has often ple have had items stolen taken their schedule and Pages Police John mack I have heard of ladies who set their purse down and then it is Wommack said We have had bur glary of vehicles where people would leave items such as a purse and cam eras visible If you go to the fair and have items lock them in the trunk Dont leave it out Wommack said people should be careful while having fun Always be aware of where you are and whos around lv said In order to avoid being victimized by a pickpocket Wommack suggested people put their wallets in their front pants pockets instead of their back pockets the most accessible for a pick pocket Fairgoers also should watch out while they are leaving the fairgrounds When walking to and from the fair watch out for Wommack said People are looking for parking and they dont watch out for Rain leads to wreck HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Damall Slippery roads appeared to have caused an accident near 281 and Rebecca Creek Road in Spring Branch Monday morn ing This 1990s model pickup truck wrapped around a tree when the driver lost control As of press time no more informa tion was available about the cause and driver in this wreck Robert Elmore of Hill Country Customs prepares to tow the vehicle City denies rezoning for conclo project By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor Deputies continue search for missing servicewomen By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs deputies in boats continued their search in boats Monday for the bodies of two servicewomen believed drowned in Canyon Lake late Saturday night Searchers were unsuccessful in locating the bodies of Sharmeeti Salvatierra 23 and Maricella Chapa 27 on Mon day afternoon Deputies searched this morning and will con tinue to search until the bodies are found Sheriffs Office spokesman Lt David Ott said Ott said divers from the San Marcos Aquatic Recovery Team were called in on Monday but Ott said the divers told him they could not search the area because it was 70 to 100 feet deep too deep for diving Ott said an area about a half mile from the shore of Jacobs Creek Park is being searched The servicewomen stationed at LackJand Air Force Base dis appeared after they left their boat to swim in he lake Ott said The two women were accompanied by Robert Hammond 30 also stationed at Lackland Hammond was able to swim to Turn to Search Page 3 Council votes to give new library new name By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor When the Dittlinger Memorial Library moves to its new location next year it will have a new name The New Braunfels Public New Braunfels City Council vot ed unanimously Monday to accept the library boards recommendation to change the name Library Advisory Board chair woman Lucille Douma read a pre pared statement detailing the librarys history and explaining the boards reason for its recommendation The library was named The New Braunfels Public Library when it Was founded in 1928 Douma said For more information Copies of the Dittlinger Memorial Library history pre pared by Library Advisory Board chairwoman Lucille Douma are available at the municipal building 424 S CastellAve Its original name its oldest her itage is New Braunfels Public she said Douma outlined the contributions of major donors to the library They included Emmie Seele Faust and Turn to Library Page 3 Residents raised enough of an outcry at Mondays New Braunfels City Council meeting to halt the rezoning of a sec tion of land between River Acres and Summerwood sub divisions The land in question about 10 acres would have been rezoned from R2 singleand twofamily to PD planned development Council voted the rezoning down 4 3 in its third and final reading Monday Voting against the rezoning were council members Juli et Watson Cathy Talcott Jan Kotylo and Mayor Jan Ken nady The rezoning request made by developer August Partners of San Antonio would have cleared the way to build the Waterfall Condominium and River Enclave Subdivi They would have included singlefamily home sites and multifamily condominium units Council member Randy Vanstorys motion to rezone the property included nine conditions further restricting the developers Some restrictions were excluding re tals for less than 30 days and limiting the size of some condos to two stories Privacy is a very important right to us Vanstory said We cannot allow residents of River Acres to be compro mised any more than the present The developer accepted all of Vanstorys conditions and went one step further Language needs to be added that its not going to be a tourist rental said representative Joe Batea We expect our buyers will be Kennady allowed residents and the developer 30minute presentations before discussion and voting Residents concerns included privacy condominium residents might be able to see into their back yards from high balconies and windows Loss of property value was another major concern 1 believe its unethical that homeowners whove been living here for years should be expected to take a loss on their said resident Betty Drawe No one wants to buy a house with a development behind said appraiser Molly White Ernie Lambert spoke not as a River Acres resident but as a concerned member of the He recom mended further restrictions on the developers and a manda tory study of the springs on the property If you vote yes to rezone without further amend ments are you ready to spend the rest of your life ratio nalizing why you put money in front of happiness value of life and these people here Lambert said The developers could reapply for rezoning after a period of time Vanstory said Rain clouds holding temps down By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer There is a lingering chance tor more showers in the New Braunfels area through Thursday and the showers and cloud coverage should keep tem vperatures from reaching scorching lev els National Weather Center forecaster Dennis Cook said Mondays show ers were caused by a low pressure trough in the Gulf of Mexico pushing moisture into the area He said this combined with an upper level trough from the Rockies spurred the showers Monday morning the weather ser vice was predicting a possible flash flood watch for the area but one was never issued According to the NWS Comal County received 25 to inches of rain Monday But the rain isnt over yet There was a 30 percent chance of showers through Tuesday night with a 20 per cent chance on Wednesday Cook also said the chance of rain could change depending on what Hur ricane Nora did in the Pacific Ocean Were watching Hurricane he said Moisture tram it could make its way over here Its the moisture from the hurricane but not the actually hurricane were watching It could bring more Cook said the front which was expected to cool the area late last week and over the weekend had little strength by the time it reached New Turn to Rain Page 3 HeialdZeitung photo by Michael Oarnall Roads in Comal County were slippery Monday Interstate 35 near York Creek Road glistened with headlights and rainwater Welcome to the Comal County Fait1 Page 4