New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 9, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 09, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 9, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS 20332 MO 09 MICROPUBLISHING 2627 YRMDELL IX 7490 3 HERALDZEITUNG 122 50 pages in 4 sections May 1999 SUNDAY Serving since 1852 INSIDE Six is enough This local mother is enjoying mother hood to the utmost she has six three of which are 16 months Find out how she does it in 1C To a tee The Canyon High School girls golf team is gearing up for state competition for the first time on Meet these young ladies and how See 5B Spurs win San Antonio and Minnesota hit the court at 2 today for the first game in the NBA Western Conference first round Catch the action on KMOL cable chan nel See WEATHER A sunny day today will give way to mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain Monday on On expect mostly cloudy skies with patchy morning drizzle possi Lows will be in the lower 70s with highs in the low to mid INDEX Key code 77 Rangers on to region final FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO The Smith son Valley High School softball team is back to where it left off in With strong hitting and the potent right arm of senior pitcher Rachel the Rangers beat Gre gory Portland 40 on Saturday to advance to the Region IV4A Smithson Valley advanced to the regional finals in but lost to For complete details See Page 1B Waco The Rangers will either Medina Valley or Corpus Christi Details of the game had not been set at press though the likely will be played on I dont know if were back where we but were back to where we Rangers coach Wayne Daigle Were back to where weve wanted to be since since with a pitcher whos been on a mission since Were one game away from Atzenhoffer had seven strikeouts in the but it was the offense of senior Cami Cunningham and junior Michelle Country Harwell that sparked the ROBIN Smithson Valley Rangers softball pitcher Rachael far high fives teammates Saturday dur ing the Region IV4A semifinal game in San Two die in fire More than dozen displaced after apartment blaze ROBIN New Braunfels firemenhose down the upper part of the Laurel Heights apartments early Friday after residents whose apartments were consumed by the flames BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer An electrical short is being blamed for a New Braunfels apartment fire that killed two people and displaced more than 12 Friday The bodies of Renee Kathleen Crock and her 2yearold Timothy James were pulled from the ash es of 310 at Laurel Heights Apart ments at Laurel Lane and Landa The bodies were found after more than 40 firefighters fought for more than three hours to extinguish the lethal blaze that began about New Braunfels Police Chief Jack Col lier said a preliminary investigation indi cated the cause of the fire was an electri cal short in Crockers Though Collier said the fire did not appear suspi the bodies were taken to the Bexar County Medical Examiners office for Anytime you have a it is han dled as a homicide until its proven oth Collier Crockers other 6yearold who lived in the was at school at the time of the He is stay ing with Renee Crockers Beth Crocker of New said she had no comment on the Apartment manager Bonnie Divine said the family moved in about a month Divine and other residents said the family was quiet and kept to Funeral arrangements were made at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New obituary on Page The New Braunfels Red Cross and Laurel Heights Apart ments management worked together to find accommodations for the families who lost their Divine said 10 of the 12 apartments in the building were occu pied at the time of the fire and more than a dozen people had been See Council debates room tax Senate bill changes have some city officials rethinking their support BY PERI STONE Staff Writer Some of the New Braunfels City Council mem bers who previously supported proposed legisla tion that would bring a share of the state room tax revenue back to New Braunfels for river cleanup arent too sure The proposed legisla which is on its way to the House for consid eration after Senate approval has been changed from using 2 percent of state tax funds to clean rivers to using an undesignated percentage of local room tax rev Its completely differ council member Larry Alexander He originally thought it was a great idea but now says he would like to see it defeated in the We need more time to debate he Its not an emergency Alexander and the rest of council will get a chance to voice their thoughts on the bill at Mondays city council 424 Castell Editorial Why Mondays vote is so critical to New Braunfels Page 6A Last call to order Mayor Jan Kennady will present gavel to mayorelect Stoney Williams Below Fore Council responds to golf course advisory boards vote to remove Doug Williams as president Page 6B Councilmans approach Randy Vanstory explains his views on golf fees issue Page 6A A taxing debate Council will conduct a hearing on a proposed 5 percent tax rate increase Monday Page 6B Council will discuss what kind of support if any it wants to That decision will be forwarded to various senators and hi council approved a resolution in sup port of the bill that called for using 2 percent of the state tax revenue to fund river cleanup in New Council member Juliet Watson started the initia explaining that the state already gave Galveston 2 percent of its room tax revenue for beach See From the dais to in front of the television ROBIN Mayor Jan Kennady takes care of some lastminute detailson Kennady will get new perspective on council meetings BY PERI STONE Staff Writer Soon after the new New Braunfels City Council is sworn in Monday Mayor Jan Kennady will leave the build taking with her six years of experi A woman of honor Girl Scouts name Kennady one of states distin guished women Page 4A ences as tragic as the flood in October and as fun as reading stories to second It was mostly a high point Ken nady said of her three years as council member and three years as Others remember it I feel honored to have served under said council member Cathy who also will retire Shes just so genuine and Talcott noted Kennadys composure in extraordinary circumstances and her impressive knowledge of parliamentary Councilmember Jan Kotylo called Kennady a close friend and a mentor See ;