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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Football teams prepare for games tonight tPage 1B 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZeil OW M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL Dk EL PASO IX 79903 24 pages in two sections Friday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Marian Fischer Vol 145 No 247 Inside Stain in tisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Charles Jordan Timothy Grinley Darhne Moos Dee Oliver Michael Brooks Donna Leifeste Sat Harlan Fischer 55 Sly Fox Garcia Drew Campbell Cindy Moos belated and Ernesto N Rodriguez 47 Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Steve and Roberta Morris years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Not available Pofen measured in parts per otic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampd River Information Comal River 312 cubic feet per sec ond same as Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 03 from Thursday Canyon Dam discharge 169 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 218 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and gallons of well water Weather turns cooler Sunday Tonight Fair Lows in the lower 60s upper 50s Saturday Partly cloudy and warm Highs in the mid to upper 80s Saturday night Mostly cloudy windy and turning cooler A slight chance of showers Lows in the mid 50s Sunday A chance of showers and thunderstorm early Otherwise decreasing cloudiness and colder Highs in the 50s to near 60 Monday Mostly clear 30s to hear 40 Highs in the 60s to near 70 Tuesday Clear and warmer Lows in the 40s to near 50 Highs in the 70s Remember to fall back on Sunday Daylight savings time ends Sunday when we fall back one hour to Standard Time Dont forget to change your clocks Saturday night before you go to sleep or youll be an hour ahead of everyone else on Sunday Road work Crews are working on FarmtoMarket 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane In addition to routine repairs county crews will be working on Barbarosa Lane City of New Braunfels street crews are completing work on Oasis Street from Business 35 to Ridgewood Avenue Crews are placing but tons reflectors and stripping on roads in Landa Park Crews have finished pavingOld McQueeney Road Morningside Drive Mesquite Avenue and Old Marion Crews will be strip ping those roads next week The 600 block of Mather Street between Grant Street and Peace Avenue is closed because of street reconstruc tion GISD voters concerned about school site By DEMISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Residents convinced a site already had been found for a proposed new high school in the Comal Independent School District voiced their opposition at a meeting Thursday night but were assured by the board that a decision had not been made Voters in the Comal Independent School Dis trict will decide the fate of a million bond issue calling for a new high school and two new elementary schools The proposition does not include specific sites for the new schools Voting for the proposition is not linked to voting for a specific site The board last month approved forming com mittees to figure out where to put the new schools hoping to speed up the construction process if they are approved Each committee was given an area in which to focus its search The high school site committee was charged with finding a 50to 60acre site within a 3mile Turn to School site Page 2A 3 Ann lor High School Center carves new niche in marketplace NB Factory Stores announces Hastings lease new name Changing the name of the center is the first of many steps we are taking in reposition ing this shop ping center in todays com petitive retail John D McGurk chairman and presi dent of Charter Oak Partners By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor New Braunfels book and music lovers will be toting heavier shop ping bags and lighter wallets in late spring Thats when Hastings book music and video chain will open a store in the former New Braunfels Factory Stores renamed New Braunfels Mar ketplace Hastings which bills itself as an entertainment will add a New Braunfels establishment to its list of 117 stores said LaMar Johnson of the Hastings corporate communications depart ment New Braunfels will be able to see the new store Johnson said The New Braunfels Hastings will include the same sections as the San Marcos store he with books music videos and software All of our new stores have those depart The home entertainment giant opened its first Amarillo store in 1968 and has since spread to 15 states But dont look for Hastings in a major metro Johnson said We dont target the main mar he said Were hometown USA Were in the secondary and ter tiary towns between and Hastings stores are designed for families to spend time as well as mon ey Johnson said with comfortable chairs for browsing books and equip ment to audition compact disks Officials work to keep community involvement a prominent part of the Hastings corporate profile Johnson said Our corporate focus is on literacy and he said The new Hastings stores include coffee bars You dont pay for the coffee at Hastings but we provide an area to donate money to the local lit eracy To date the corporation unofficial ly has raised about for lit eracy nationwide through coffee bar donations he said The store offers summer reading clubs for children where they can buy books at a discount write book reports and receive prizes for their efforts Johnson said The new Hastings is scheduled to open in April or May The company should start sending out lots of pub licity by early he said HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Bottom photo New Braunfels Factory Stores will change its name to New Braunfels Marketplace Top the center also will add a Hastings offering compact discs books video tapes and other entertainment Changes under way New Braunfels Factory Stores now is named New Braunfels Marketplace Hastings a retail chain offer ing music books and videos will open a superstore at the center It will occupy the space that former ly housed Pfaltzgraf and space now occupied by Rue 21 and Bugle Boy Rue 21 and Bugle Boy are relocating in the center ONeil Theatres will open a 12screen complex in late November n Gaylynns Creations moved from downtown to the center on Oct 15 Restaurant open about the same time as the movie complex Owners Don and Carol Thornton plan to offer a sports bar type atmosphere serving beer wine and American food Marketplace alters focus to meet shoppers needs By MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor New Braunfels Factory Stores Texas first factory outlet shop ping center is changing its name and its focus to meet the challenges of a changing market The 48store center now will be known as New Braunfels Market place management company Char ter Oaks Partners announced Thursday With the news of its Hastings lease Thursday and the opening next month a 12screen movie theater the center is transforming itself into a multiuse center to attract more shoppers Changing the name of the cen ter is the first of many steps we are taking in repositioning this shopping center in todays com petitive retail said John D McGurk president of Rothschild Realty owner of the center and chairman and pres ident of Charter Oak Partners Anne Liggett center manager and regional director for Charter Oak Partners said merchants at the center were excited about the news We made the announcement Thursday to the tenants and the reaction was Liggett said Everybodys really New Braunfels is known by shoppers for the outlet center which opened in 1984 and was acquired by Charter Oak Partners in 1990 Shoppers flocked to the Turn to Marketplace Page 2A Canyon Lake resident finds hand grenades in shed Officials One was other no good From staff reports A Canyon Lake man cleaning out a storage shed made a startling dis covery when he found twt hand grenades there Thursday Comal County Sheriffs Office spokesman Lt David Ott said Ott said the man found the two hand grenades before noon at USA Storages on FarmtoMarket 2673 one mile west of Settler The Fort Sam Houston bomb squad team was called to handle the situation Ott said The Fort Sam Houston bomb squad took Xrays of Ott said One of them was shown to be a live grenade and other one was no Deputies will investigate to deter mine how the grenades got into the storage shed Ott said Ott said a hand grenade is a pro hibited weapon under Texas law Possession of a hand grenade is a thirddegree telony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine INSIDE TODAY UCC conference minister responds to First Protestant secession Page 6A County lease for Specht crossing By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Comal County secured a lease Thursday for land at Spechts Crossing that will be used to launch and recov er personal watercraft from the Guadalupe River Commissioner Moe Schwab deliv ered the news to Commissioners Court during its Thursday meeting Spechts Crossing is in western Comal County on Old Spring Branch Road west of 281 County Engineer Tom Homseth said the county on Wednesday reached a 10year lease agreement with George A Beere owner of the 8acre tract for a year The lease required that the crossing be called Nichols Landing in honor of Beeres mother Homseth said Commissioners had approved the lease in February Homseth said it took several months to complete because Beere and the county were trying to work out lease payments He wanted to be compensated fair Hornseth said after the meeting He wanted to be reimbursed for his property taxes That is how we wound up with the lease The land will be used to help serve the publics recreational needs Hornseth said The main purpose is to launch and to recover watercraft in the he said It is one of the first public acces sibility points on the The county took the old lowcross ing bridge at Spechts Crossing out three years ago It was replaced by a new highway bridge built across the river on Spring Branch Road Spechts Crossing has been a favorite recreational spot for genera tions for area families When the old bridge was destroyed and the new one built property owners along the cross ing began to complain about drunks drug users trespassers and rowdy peo ple loitering along the river and dam aging private property One property owner said at a Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District meeting in Spring Branch last year the situation had gotten so bad that he would not let his daughters go to the area alone Schwab said the agreement would allow county law enforcement officials to have greater control over the area Since we have a lease on it we dont have to look for somebody prop erty owner to file charges if some body is Schwab said The investigating officer can file the charges The next step is to enter into an interlocal agreement with WORD has considered maintaining a launching area for tubes canoes kayaks and rafts at the crossing for the past few years The district has set aside for the project For now the county has no plans to put a park there but that did not pre clude having one in the future Hornseth said Local doctor addresses impact of breast cancer PageSA
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