New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 25, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 25, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas A N EW (jydea^MFELS 00332 MO0 9 10/22799 ?.0-UEST MICROPUBLISHING 2 627 E 7 3 YANDELL BR "W" "■T    W~-WJ    a    POSO..    TX    79903-Herald-Zeitung ■MMMBMMMMMW" MMB WM    BBH " -  :....?.....:..*...:l,...: Si Vol. 148, No. 177    52    pages    in    4    sections July 25, 1999 Inside ► Universal design Find out how you can live comfortably in your own home, even if you are confined to a wheelchair. An open house today in New Braunfels will introduce the community to the concepts of universal design./1B ► School crossing ► Leading the pack American Lance Armstrong has a commanding lead in cycling’s premier event, the Tour de France. His success in the race is even more remarkable because he is returning after a battle with testicular cancer. Find out what he thinks about his success so far and his comeback. /11A Weather That summer heat we’ve been expecting has made its arrival in the Hill Country — and it looks like it’s going to stick around for a while. See page 2A for the forecast. Index Abby..............................................2B Business....................................6-8B Classified................................1-12C Crossword....................................2B Forum...........................................6A Local/Metro...................................4A Movies..........................................2B Obituaries.................................3A Sports....................................11-13A Today............................................2A Television............................Montage www.herald-zeitung.com Key ood*77 Sunday— Comal County since 1852 $1.00 CISD wants to cut bus ride time Administrators’ pay raise also on agenda By Heather Todd Staff Writer A proposed bus transportation plan set to go on line next spring could cut student riding time, divide elementary and secondary students on buses and save taxpayer dollars. Comal Independent School District trustee Lester W. Jonas plans JONAS to recommend changes to transportation policies and procedures when the board meets 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 West Texas 46 near Bulverde. See CISD/5A On Tap ■ WHO: CISD trustees ■ WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday ■ WHERE: Bill Brown Elementary School ■ WHY: Bus transportation plan, administrators’ pay raise and land purchase for Comal Elementary expan- Council debates bond vote on Monday By Peri Stone-Palmquist Staff Writer New Braunfels residents interested in helping city council prioritize future bond issues might want to attend Monday’s 6:30 p.m. meeting. A possible bond issue is one of the last items on the agenda for the meeting at 424 S. Castell Ave. “The priority will be streets and drainage,” Mayor Stoney Williams said, listing widening Walnut Street and fixing drainage on Landa Street as important projects. Funding for hike and bike trails and an indoor pool also have been discussed. but Williams said he was not sure these would make the cut. “You start tacking on special interest items, and it weakens the whole package,” he said Friday. In June, Williams said a bond issue would be the only way to fund an indoor pool. “We’ve needed (an indoor pool) for awhile,” he said. “It would make New Braunfels a destination place for year-round swim meets.” But no one has put together a plan and until someone does, council won’t consider it, he said. Plans have been made, however, for hike and bike trails. A local nonprofit group submitted four trail proposals to the Texas Department of Transportation in a request for 80 percent funding. The remaining 20 percent of the funding must come locally through the city, private donations or in-kind contributions. Officials estimate the city’s share at $288,000. Without council’s support, the grant money could be taken away. At the most recent council meeting. District 2 councilman Larry Alexander suggested the city call a bond election and let the voters decide whether they wanted to partially fund the trails. District 5 councilman Lee Rodriguez said he thought the number of bond issues on the ballot would be limited by the bottom line. “The priority of street and drainage is going to be such a high dollar figure, there won’t be room for much more,” he said. Council not only will discuss what should appear on a ballot at Monday s meeting but also w hat kind of activities the city should sponsor to educate and inform the public and what ways the city can receive input from citizens. Council also w ill discuss approximate dates for a bond election. New Braunfels Independent School District might call for a Kind election in the fall, so the city will wait until at least the spring, Williams said. Bond Talk ■ WHO: New Braunfels City Council ■ WHAT: Meeting ■ WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Monday ■ WHERE: New Braunfels Municipal Building, Meeting Room D, 424 S. Castell Ave. Iii® ] Registration begins Monday for some area school campuses as the new school year is fast approaching. Check out what your campus has planned74A Twenty years ago, New Braunfels’ famous waterpark opened with four slides. With a funny-sounding name and a handful of young workers, it was... ’Bahn to succeed Time for change Bradzoil pitman Carl Higgins inspects a vehicle at the new Bradzoil location on Texas 46. For more, see page 6B. WAI Ll/Herald-Zeitung WAI Ll/Herald-Zeitung Tern Adams, general manager of Schlitterbahn Waterpark, started working at the waterpark when it opened 20 years. Throughout the years, she has sold T-shirts, worked in concessions and worked in accounting. Now she oversees operations of one of the country’s most popular waterparks. By Heather Todd Staff Writer When Tern Adams started her career with Schlitterbahn 20 years ago, the park only had four slides, and a handful of teenagers took turns playing the role of ticket seller, T-shirt vendor and lifeguard. “When the park opened, there were only a couple of us and the family, and we did everything. We only had the four castle slides, which we still have today,” Adams said. “From that, we built more attractions and branched out into food service and retail.” But, bigger slides and more concession stands aren’t the only differences between the Schlitterbahn of yesterday and the one today. The water park with the funny name now is rated as one of the best water amusement parks in the country and spans 65-acres with more than 40 rides and 200 resort rooms. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, Schlitterbahn just opened its 40th attraction, Han’s Hideout, during the 1999 season. Photo submitted The Henry family — from left, Jeff, Bob, Billyo, Jana and Gary — built Schlitterbahn from the ground up. Adams, now general manager of Schlitterbahn, said she never predicted the success of the park when it opened in July 1979. “I was 15, so my view was a little different, but (owner) Bob Henry had some original drawings of what he expected it to look like,” she said. Adams called the Henrys - includ- See SCHLITTERBAHN/9A Road to Success 1979 -—Schlitterbahn opens with four water slides starting from a German style castle. 1991 — A 25-acre addition, about three blocks from the main park, is added. 1996 — The four-acre Blastenhoff section opens next to Surfenburg with cutting-edge rides such as the Torrent Wave River and the Master Blaster uphill water coaster. 1999 — Han’s Hideout, a five-story water fun house, opens in the park’s Blastenhoff section. How neighbors, businesses have been affected by Schlitterbahn’s success — Page 9A ;

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