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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 21, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas 1 FELS 20332 11009 73 SOWfST rilCROPUBLISHTMG yWf El DR EL PflSO TX 79903 Vol 148 No 87 52 pages in 4 sections March SUNDAY Serving Carnal County since 1852 INSIDE Dedication Artist Clinton Baermann has his fingers crossed for tonights dedication of the outdoor mural at San Antonio Street and Castell Avenue See details 9A Winning ways a Local athletes nit the track the court and the field this weekend Get the latest on local Oscar picks Herald Zeitung movie critic Roy Hargrove isnt afraid to call it like he sees it so he is giving us his picks on tonights Academy Awards 1B WEATHER These mostly sunny days are expected to give way to mostly overcast weather and chances of drizzle and light rain See page 2A INDEX HeraldZeitung names sheriff citizen of year CfrJ FftOM STAFF REPORTS This past year was a busy one for Comal County SheriffBob Holder A dog attack on a Canyon Lake woman brought the issue of animal control to the forefront of county business Rowdy river tourists drew residents1 complaints and county officials again were called upon to address a controversial yet important issue In October the devastating flood called HOLDER for leadership on the part of many law enforcement officials In each of these situ ations Holder played an important role in getting the job done Sheriff Holder worked behind the scenes with many offi cials throughout the Special SectionInside EditorialPage 6A Earlier mis week the HeraldZeitung unsung heroes Maurice and Judy area to address some of mis countys most Davis George Guidroz Richard RHbads pressing issues and his leadership in find Tony Camareno Dail Wells Lftrry and ing solutions to this countys problems Carol Phelps Dr John Flanagan Wes deserves HeraldZeitung Meyer and Kamy a recep managing editor Margaret Edmonson said tion at the New Braunfels Civic Center Inside todays edition is the last install Each unsung hero was presented with a merrt of die 1999 Horizons Unsung Heroes plaque by editor and publkler Doug Tbney and Citizen of the Year and circulation manager JoeHayden Toon I Local churches sponsor youth rally for God ROBIN Stacy Smith with the band 291 belts out a Christian song Friday night at the youth rally Below Gloria Velasquez left and Donna Smith raise their hands to Jesus as the band plays BY BILL OCONNELL Staff Writer Friday night was a little different for Alicia Rollo a 15yearold freshman at New Braunfels High School Rather than start her weekend at a shop ping mall movie theater or other typical teen hangout Rollo accepted a friendfe invitation to a Christian youth rally on the citys west side I think its cool that they could come out here and do Rollo said Friday night at the Point of No Return Tearing Down the Walls rally on Hidalgo Avenue Rollo and a few hundred other young peo ple from around the city spent the evening listening to Christian music hearing testimo nials and watching dramatic sketches About 15 different area churches orga nized rally Donations and volunteer workers made the event possible organizers said Vanessa Lara Hollos friend and class mate first started going to a local church when she was 7 Now 14 Lara said was glad she decided to attend Fridays rally It makes me want to get to know God she event was a first for New Braunfels Its the first time weve ever seen churches of all denominations come together Shearer said an answer to Rollo and Lara were just a few of the many local youth that went to the rally despite scattered rain and SCHEEL County judge lifts burn ban BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer Comal County Judge Danny Scheel lifted the county wide bum ban on Friday after an overnight rain offered some abatement for dry conditions Scheel said the combination of rain in the western part of the county and the needs of residents to clean debris from last Octobers flood compelled him to lift the ban for the next week A brush fire that began on Feb 28 near Fischer scorched acres dur ing a fourday period The county insti tuted ban onHMarch 1 Officials with the National Weather Service said New Braunfels received just more than a halfinch of rain overnight and Bulverde reported about sixtenths of an inch The greater San Antonio area remained well behind the yearly average for rainfall The average rainfall for this point in the year is inches Areas of Comal county have received between to 1 inch of rain County residents had been anxious to get burning again Scheel said he and the commissioners had heard from a number of citizens requesting a lift of the ban or exceptions to the ban Comal County Sheriffs Office receptionist Beatrice Urbina said she had received about 30 calls in a one hour period Friday morning from county residents asking if the bum ban had been lifted County residents wishing to conduct a controlled bum should contact the sheriffs office dispatch at 6203400 and register their burn The commissioners court will consider reinstating the burn ban at its regular meeting at on Thursday in the courthouse annex Evergreen Villas meet neighbors opposition BY BILL OCONNELL Staff Writer A group of local developers intent on providing afford able housing in New Braunfels might have hit a roadblock for the second consecutive year Some homeowners on the citys southwest side said recently they didnt want Evergreen Villas near their neighborhood Designed by Amistad Afford able Housing as an 80unit apartment complex for moder ate income tenants Evergreen Villas was the latest attempt at building lowcost housing in New Braunfels New Braunfels City Council will conduct a public hearing at Monday at the Munic ipal Building 424 S Castell before considering whether to grant a special use permit authorizing the project A similar proposal failed in 1998 after residents who lived near the HEB supermarket complained at a public hearing conducted by a state homing muwn w Dulld me agency Some residents wwe 80unit complex WHATS UP WHAT Evergreen Villas an affordable housing apartment complex LOCATION South Water Lane off Interstate 35 directly behind the Department of Public Safety office Developers esti
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