Sunday, May 23, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 23, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas Saturdays Games Western Conference Trail Blazers 97 Jazz 87 Portland leads series 21 Western Conference Spurs 103 Lakers 91 San Antonio leads series 30 NEW PELS 20332 M009 SOUFST 2627 E DR 7 2 HERALDZEITUNG 132 50 pages in 4 sections May 1999 SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 INSIDE Quite contrary Elementary schools are tak ing education outdoors with gardens and Read up on outdoor education in Hearing the call Lisa Whitehouse and Myra Zunker have plenty to On Call Communications recently cel ebrated its opening in New Find out more about this new New Braunfels 8A Spurs up 30 Doubleteaming doesnt seem to work against Tim who scored a career high 37 points against the The Spurs 103 WEATHER Todays forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a high near No rain is Rain will enter the extended forecast on Expect partly cloudy skies through See page INDEX Key coda 77 Class 4A State Semifinal Softball Game Weatherford Smithson Valley 123456789 R 000030001 4 000210000 3 H 6 9 E 5 1 Complete coverage Page 9A It was a great year ROBIN Above Mike hugs and holds onto his daughter senior Sheryl after Smithson Valley lost to Weatherford Below Smithson Valley student Charlie paints the letter R onto the belly of Reininger before the state semifinal game Friday in Ranger softball team ends season in state semifinal BY PETER SHOWN Sports Editor AUSTIN In the there were There were the open arms of families and hands to shake and backs to There was the sun setting west of downtown Austin and a score board stating simply Weatherford Smithson Valley It took nine hot and dusty innings for a victor to emerge from Fridays University Inter scholastic League Class 4A state semifinal game at Austins Pleas ant Valley In the it was the Weather ford Kangaroos breaking the tie and the Smithson Valley Rangers who saw their dream season come to an Were a tough bunch of and Weatherford is a tough Smithson Valley coach Wayne Daigle It was a great ball but someone had to lose We had our Weatherford fell in Saturdays state championship game 31 to Smithson Valley turned to its short game to break a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth Sophomore Kristy Knudsen reached first on a Weatherford throwing error and advanced to second on a bunt single by senior See SV had fanfield advantage BY TOM ERICKSON News Editor AUSTIN None of the teams at the 1999 Uni versity Interscholastic League softball tournament had a homefield The Pleasant Valley Sportsplex provided a neutral See SB 1772 appears dead in committee Some supporters threaten action against opposition BY PERI STONE Staff Writer If a threat made to a local business recently is the New Braunfels tourism industry should get prepared for a According to a transcript of an anonymous voice mail message left May 11 at a local a group of citizens plans to write letters to four major newspapers in Texas recommending peo ple not come to New Braunfels if the city doesnt have money to clean the rivers by June At press chances were slim that proposed legisla tion allowing New Braunfels to use a portion of its bed tax revenue for river cleanup would pass through a House The Ways and Means Committee con ducted a public hearing on Senate Bill 1772 Wednesday but took no action on There was considerable testimony against committee clerk Garza The bill was pending and could have been voted out as late as midnight Sat Garza Im doubtful well bring it he said Saturday Committee chair Rene said of the feedback he had 99 percent had been nega But some New Braunfels citizens obviously favor the The voice mail message said I just wanted to let you know because of the statement your organization made last night at the New Braunfels City Council meeting voting against the citizens of New Braunfels to keep the river Uh Using our tax money the residents to clean the instead of the people who are trashing the Theres a group of 100 people that are gonna write start ing June 1 to four major cities in Texas to WATSON Chamber president speaks out Page 7A Vanstory remains committed to golf surcharge plan BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer New Braunfels city councilman Randy Vanstory plans to continue his efforts to imple ment a surcharge on annual fee golf players at Landa Park Golf Vanstory emerged from a Saturday meeting with members of the local golfing communi ty saying he likely would continue with his I feel like Ive got to continue on with what Ive got on the Vanstory said after he See Golfers make recall plans in case fee plan is approved ROBIN Tom plays a round of golf with friends at the Landa Park golf BY PERI STONE Staff Writer Some citizens are ready and willing to launch a recall campaign if New Braunfels City Council votes Monday in favor of golf course fees with sur I dont want to put any extra pressure on said New Braunfels resi dent Bill But were organized and ready to do it if A group of golfers met at Gardners home Tuesday to learn about the process of removing a councilmember from According to city an elected official can be subject to recall and removal from office by the See