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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW MO rjg BO WEST I1TCROPUIU T E YHMDELL TX HERALDZEITUNG 102 52 pages in 3 sections April 1999 SUNDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 INSIDE SOS calling A New Braunfels missionary team is headed for the Reconciliation Walk in Read about their mission and their Put it there tbcal athletes participated in the annual Unicorn Relays Friday afternoon in a tune up for district competi tion this Wander lust Local walkers are enjoying the sport of volkssporting and are finding it fun for the entire WEATHER Warm days and moderate nights are gearing us up for another Expect more of the same for the next few with temperatures dipping just See page INDEX Key Code 77 Bond issue vote looms Board lobbies for both propositions BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Overcrowded conditions at Comal Independent School Dis trict will become a reality at more than just the high school level if both propositions of a mil lion bond issue dont trustees About 70 percent of CISD stu dents are in kindergarten through and projections show that trend will Elementary school enrollment will top about by and middle school enrollment will reach Several trustees said over crowding problems at Smithson Valley High School were but debate about the high school issue often took attention away from other More than students attend the high which was built to accommodate Theres really been too much See BOND Election Preview Early voting starts for the May 1 New Braunfels and Comal Independent School District Sample early locations and bond issue information are on Pages 89A and Page The League of Women VotersComal Area voters guide is in todays Show of support Josh Holden with New Braunfels Marketplace fluffs out the yellow bons around the base of the marketplace The ribbons will remain until three soldiers are released by Serbian Lenises Floral 125 is distributing low ribbons in honor of the ROBIN Zeitung Barbecue shootout Library options varied Council considers alternatives forDittlinger building BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer The new New Braunfels library quickly is taking shape on Common Street and should be complete by New Braunfels City Council must answer the question of what to do with the old Dit tlinger Memorial 373 Magazine Its time to decide if the council wants to dispose of the property or if the city can find a use for city manager Mike Shands That topic is on the councils agenda for Monday at the municipal building at 424 Castell Other items to be discussed and acted upon include payment to attorney Stephen Kalish and scheduling a workshop for members of the Landa Park Golf Course Advisory Shands said many groups would be interested in the Dittlinger Existing zoning allows for uses such as museums and civic organi j There has been general interest about what is going to happen to the but no one come forward to say they wanted to occupy the building Shands The fair market value of the property had been established at Shands The squarefoot building sits on slightly more than one One option being considered is using the existing j facility as a childrens library or a satellite But Shands said council would need to add at least to the library budget to fund the The projected budget to operate the library in 2000 is See residents negotiating Evergreen plans ROBIN While acting as slightly intoxicated Rick Alvarez explains to Sheriff1 Wayne why he had not paid waitress Krystal for the beer he drank during a mock shoot out at the Canyon Lake barbecue cookoff at Rio Raft on Jury convicts CL man for sexual assault BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A Comal County jury convicted Canyon Lake res ident Roy Glenn Adams of aggravated sexual assault Adams elected to be sen tenced by State District Judge Charles Ramsay rather than by the which deliberated four hours The date of sentencing has not been but Ram say has 30 days to deter mine Adams could face five to 99 years in prison and a possible fine of up to The four man which was select ed convicted Adams shortly before 5 Friday after four days of tes The 43year old man was accused of sodomizing a Canyon Lake woman and threatening her with a butcher knife on at the her Detective Brent Paullus with the Comal County Sheriffs Office criminal investigation division called the case the most brutal case of sexual assault he had The victim testified Thursday that iden tified as her bound her and ankles with kicked her into a stooped and sodomized During closing argu defense attorney Jimmy Parks of San Anto nio told jurors Adams was guilty of She didnt want and he did To the charge that he had sex with the victim without her hes that is not what hes charged Parks arguing that evidence did not prove Adams was using the knife when he assaulted the Parks also told jurors the victim staged evidence of both the aggravated assault and an attempted burglary at the Parks said Adams had no intention or motive to harm the but the sexual assault was the result of two people being and it got out of Assistant District Attor ney Jim Noble This crime either happened exactly as it happened or it was the most elaborate con spiracy in the history of criminal BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Amistad Affordable is negotiating with local residents about its proposed affordable housing which is set go before city council Monday Mike Fields with said he was commu nicating with a local who repre sents some homeowners near the proposed Evergreen Townhomes about a proposed agreement between residents and Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance granting a spe cial use permit for the development on March About 20 New Braunfels resi dents who live near the proposed housing Taxcredit housing is not a new concept for this Find out how similar developments have fared in Hays and Guadalupe counties 15A site on the citys southwest side voiced opposition to the The second reading is scheduled to go before council Monday Final approval of the ordinance could come on April The 80unit townhome complex for moderateincome wage earners is pro posed for development on a 45acre site on South Water Lane off Interstate 35 behind the Department of Public Safety The salary range for residents in the devel opment is to depending on the household Fields said a tentative agreement between developers and homeowners was being considered and would be discussed before Monday nights They local residents are looking for a way to support the from my Fields The developers said they were looking to benefit the entire New Braunfels commu nity with the We are trying to establish a common ground that will benefit all individuals and the Fields Field said he had been talking with a local who did not want to be about a number of concerns owners wanted addressed about the effect of the proposed housing development on the Fields said he did not know how many homeowners the local resident represented or how many were planning to support the First of residents want improved water and for us to reduce the density of the units over the 45acre he Developer John Seidel said the issue of increased water pressure already had been The general engineer at New Braunfels Utilities told me a water tower was being See
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