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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas I 4 SOUCST I11CROPUBI IMIINO El PflSO IX EITUNG Vol 148 No 224 16 pgs in 2 sections September 29 1999 WEDNESDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 50 cents Library gets ready to check out i Dittlinger Memorial Library to loan iits last book at 6 on Friday BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer While most patrons of Dit tlinger Memorial Library recall fond memories of the 30year lold building they also admit to space problems both in the library itself and the parking lot The promise of a spacious new library therefore tempers most feelings of sadness as library offi cials prepare to close Dittlinger for good at 6 Friday The old library 373 Magazine will operate its normal busi ness hours 10 to 6 on Friday At that time New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams will check out the last book Library employees then will spend the next two weeks packing and moving to the New Braunfels Public Library 700 Common scheduled to open Oct 16 I have conflicting library director Vickie Hocker said But we outgrew On Tuesday morning the park ing lot yielded no empty spots and inside children recently let out of story hour swarmed the circulation desk and cramped childrens section Im anxious to see thenew New Braunfels resident i Peggy Podgurski said Shes been coming to Dittlinger for 23 years bringing her daugh ter and now the children she babysits to story hour every week Podgurski balanced several videotapes on one arm and sev eral books in the other all the while guiding four talking chil dren through a mass of people to get in line at the circulation desk There will be more room in the new she said More room for the childrens section ON THE MOVE Dittlinger Memorial Library 373 Magazine closes for good at 6 Friday New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams will check out the last book No items are due dur ing the time the library is closed but library users can continue to return library materials in the book drop at the Dittlinger until the new library opens No books can be checked out during the closing Library employees will spend the next two weeks packing and moving to the New Braunfels Public Library 700 Common St The new library is scheduled to open Oct 16 Mayor Williams will check out the first book And more joking space the space is heedeti ttocker said While library use has increased the building remained the same since its opening on Oct technological additions such as computers and a photo copier Bruno Dittlinger and Alfred and Franziska Liebscher as well as the city and a matching feder al grant helped make the squarefoot building a reality The small library collection was moved from across the park See WAI New Braunfels resident Peggy Podgurski visits with a staff member at the Dittlinger Memorial Library 373 Magazine on Tuesday The library will close for good at 6 on Friday Bid received for Dittlinger final offer expected soon BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer The Dittlinger Memorial Library might not remain vacant after all The city of New Braunfels recently received a sealed bid for the lease purchase of the squarefoot building on Magazine Avenue which ceases to be the public library at 6 Friday The New Braunfels Public Library 700 Common Street is scheduled to open Oct 16 The city started seeking bids for the purchase or lease of the old library in May but no one respond ed by the June 1 deadline The fair market value of the property has been established at No one made an offer on the property until recently city man ager Mike Shands said The group that made the offer requested 30 days to inspect the building a process which has already started They want to make sure it suits their Shands said OftcetHe inspection betibd is over the group can make a final offer New Braunfels City Council then would take the matter into consideration The bid wont be made public until council considers it in a meet ing Shands said He said he expected the group to make a final offer by midOctober The Dittlinger Library which opened in October 1969 replaced the Emmie Seele Faust Memorial Library which had served the community since 1938 The Faust Library is across the parking lot from the Dittlinger building Man of many hats plans to hang his up WAI Roy Linnartz pays a visit to Canyon High School where he taught architect drawing from 197375 and won the Outstanding Industrial Arts Program aware in 1975 He will retire in November ending a 30year career County commissioners call special meeting to discuss future water supply availability LinnartCtetiring after 30 years in Comal ISD BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Roy Linnartz has worn many hats as a teacher bus driver and principal during his 30 years with Comal Indepen dent School District But Linnartz will hang up his hat as director of maintenance and operations on Nov 3 when he officially retires from his long and distinguished career with the district Linnartz said he would continue to wbik wife the district on a parttime basis on real estate projects But those who have worked closely with Linnartz said his daily dedication to the district arid the education of CISD students would be greatly missed Rusty Brockman purchasing and maintenance coordinator for CISD said He gives 110 percent If he doesnt know about something he studies it hard and becomes familiar with it He does that with every job that he tackles and I learned to pick that up from Superintendent Jerry Major said He will be missed He has come up through the ranks in the district and done an excellent job at every level of CISD employees are sponsoring a retirement celebration party at 10 Thursday at the CISD Warehouse 278 Loop 337 Brockman said the public was invited WAI Roy Linnarte right visits with Canyon High School drafting teacher Paul Kocian who teaches in his old room Linnartz said he wanted to allow more time for other personal matters I have some other investments in real estate property and that takes up a lot of See BY ERIN MAQRUOER Staff Writer Future water availability and water qual ity will be discussed Thursday at a special meeting of Comal County Commission ers Court Members of a regional water planning group and concerned residents will exchange ideas about how to supply water to meet the demands of a growing popu lation The regional water planning group is t the result of comprehensive water legis lation enacted two years ago by the 75th MEETING Comal County Commissioners Court Special meeting to exchange ideas about water demands 2 Thursday in the old tax office 160 Suite 101 iU session of the Texas Legislature Con rowsioner Jay MUlikin said fonwpouse to the susceptibility to See INSIDE fJP Authorities still looking for man BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer Law enforcement officials remain baffled by the disappearance of a critically ill man who has been missing fat nearly three weeks Roger Dale McCown 55 was last seen Sept 10 at the Schumann ranch located northwest of New Braunfels off Elm Creek Road Detective Tommy Ward of Comal McCOWN McCown was last seen nude on the ranch proper ty Ward said He report edly was taking several different medications to treat serious health prob lems at the time of his dis appearance A law enforcement search of the Schumann ranch area this past Satur of the ranch where McCown he did not look well on day turned up nothing Ward said A couple of officers volunteers from the Heidi Search Center and two or three dog SeeMANftA
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