Friday, March 26, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas V NEW 20332 MO09 SO WEST MIC RO PU BL ISHIMG 2627 E DR EL PflSO TX 79903 7 2 Vol 148 No 90 26 pages in 2 sections March FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Mobile home developers ffiikin for luxury value in newly ROBIN Comal Farms developer Pat Garrett points out differences In his mobile home community as compared to existing ones in New Braunfels Units in the manufactured home community range between and BY BILL OCoNNEU Staff Writer Living conditions in mobile home com munities can run the gamut of aesthetic and socioeconomic realities Comal Farms subdivision was started in 1998 on an 87acre tract of unincorporated land in southeast Comal County The 301unit site became a part of New Braunfels this past year during the citys latest annexation If ever mere was a mobile home community that purported to be the flagship of the indus try it would be Comal Farms Developers claim almost million has been spent on infrastructure improvements and amenities at Comal Farms which is about 50 percent completed A swimming pool baseball diamond and 5 acre recreation site are among the facilities being built Thats a very highdollar said Stephen Schultz vice president of The Schuhz Group a local firm that performed engi neering work for the Comal Farms site The price of mobile homes in Comal Farms varies from to according to community manager Meta King With about units per acre the homes were designed as part of a spacious development off Goodwin Sherman honored Texan of the Year award i rings in annual conference BY BILL OCONNELL Staff Writer 1A political whos who gathered Thursday evening at the New Braunfels Civic Center for an evening of light conversation hearty backslapping and a few good stories State political leaders began the 33rd annual Texas Legislative Conference by naming Max Sherman the 1999 Texan of the Year Sherman former dean of the LBJ School of Ptibjic Affairs attheiUniyersity of Texas included Sens Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey Hutchison and former Texas Lt Gov Bob Bullock Ive known him a long time Hes just a fine gen said Texas Speaker of the House Pete Laney DHale Center Sherman said friends and colleagues from around the state and country had been congratulating him for the past several weeks after learning he had been chosen for the award Most people told him they had heard he had been tabbed the top Texan through state and national publications as well as on the Internet That kind of buzz was a benefit for the city of New Braunfels Sherman said ntaway what happens here in New Braunfels calls a lot oflattention to the city from all over the Sherman said Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce president Michael Meek said the convergence of state leaders on the city for the twoday legislative conference was a good economic development The conference drew a great deal of attention to New Braunfels Meek said Whether youre a Democrat or a Republican its a really fun downtoearth Meek said The legislative conference resumes at today with an opening session A series of panel dis cussions by state representatives senators and political experts will begin at Lt Gov Rick Perry will speak at a noon luncheon before the conference adjourns at Lane and FarmtoMarket Road 306 New Braunfels city council member Juliet Watson questioned the wisdom of incorpo rating Comal Farms and the recently annexed Northgate mobile home subdivision within the city limits She pointed to the economic burden mobile home developments added to local school districts and city services such as utilities trash pickup and police patrols Watson also raised concerns about high crime rates related to mobile home commu nities See NATO attacks again BELGRADE Yugoslavia AP pounded Yugoslavia for a second night Thursday following on a pledge to sys tematically destroy Presi Slobodan ROBIN With the Little Dab of Texas mural as a backdrop Max Sherman celebrates his Texas of the Year award during Thursdays Legislative Conference at the New Braunfels Civic Center The twoday conference continues today ptudents play Easter Bunny leliver baskets to Goodwin BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Easter Bunny came early for a group jrffXioodwin Primary students 4 is the official day for Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies but students in Tftny Camarenos special education class at Canyon High School got hopping on festiv ities Kindergarten students in Ana Weisslings bilingual class were greeted Thursday with smiles handshakes and brightly decorated Camareno was honored as a Heraid Zeitung Unsung Hero for his work to estab lish a vocational program for physically and mentally challenged students Camareno and his staff have helped many students in the vocational program to find employment within die community following graduation dents during a gift exchange the community so this was a chance for us to ive something said Camareno who been a special education instructor in Independent School District for six class for the Texas Special Olympics cham pionships scheduled for April 10 in San Marcos The CHS group is the second largest participating in the event The Easter basket project was coordinated through Communities in Schools and the high school High school student J Ortiz said his class mates helped nut toys plastic eggs candy and plastic grass in the baskets for the kinder Sid ROJMN Canyon High school aide Kate Pettlt right helps Goodwin Prtrrw Wndergartener Andrew Medina accept an early Eaettr basket from a junior at Canyon High School on Thursday Students in Tony Camarenos special education class worked to prepare and deliver the baskets ily unless he accepts a peace MILOSEVIC Bombs and missiles rained down on Kosovos capital of Pristina shortly after dark The sky lit up with bright flashes as three heavy blasts were heard from the direc tion of an army base next to the airport Explosions also were heard north of Belgrade in northern Kosovo and in Serbia and Mon tenegro the two republics that make up Yugoslavia Were going to systematically and progressively attack disrupt degrade devastate and ultimately unless President Milosevic complies with the demands of the international going to destroy these forces and their facilities and said Gen Wesley Clark supreme commander of allied forces in Europe But there was no hint that the assault was causing Milosevic to See Thursdays Game San Antonio 86 Denver 65 INSIDE 14A