Wednesday, October 20, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 20, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas Atlanta New York NLC8 Game6 10 9 Braves win series 42 11 i I M M VottrtQuWi The League of Women Voters provide tttrte arnendment ejection Wor Br HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 239 18 pages in 2 sections October 20 1999 WEDNESDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Tavern owner wants to stay open later WAI Mike Calahan owner of Calahans Pub and Deli 194 W San Antonio serves a customer on Monday night Calahan has been col lecting signatures in support of extending business hours for bars and taverns in New Braunfels Establishments currently must close at midnight Sunday through Friday and 1 on Saturday Calahan and others want to keep bars open until 2 Calahan leading drive to extend business hours to 2 has collected at least 600 signatures in support of move BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer A local bar owner thinks watering holes in New Braunfels should have the option to stay open later and at least 600 others agree Thats how many names Mike Calahan own er of Calahans Pub and Deli 194 W San Antonio has collected in a petition he plans to present to New Braunfels City Council within the next month The petition asks that council consider extending local bars hours of operation until 2 a law that was on the books for five years until it was repealed in a 1984 general election An attempt to challenge that like Calahan is doing now failed in a general elec tion in 1991 Since 1984 bars in New Braunfels have closed at midnight Sunday through Friday and 1 on Saturday Giving last call at a quarter to midnight on New Years Eve is a Calahan said Its time for a And with about signatures on a peti tion or percent of the number of regis Giving last call at a quarter to midnight on New Years Eve is a killer Its time for a Mike Calahan owner Calahans Pub and Deli tered voters who voted in the last general elec tion council must consider extending the hours according to city code Sec Council could bring it up themselves but this is the way the people can initiate the city attorney Floyd Akers said If Calahan rounds up the signatures of registered voters council could either approve the amended ordinance as it is presented or call a special election If council voted against the ordinance a special election would be called automatically An election would be conducted on the next uniform election date which would fall on Nov 2 the second Saturday in January the first Saturday in May or the second Saturday in August This is about Calahan said Im trying to improve my business and Im trying to improve downtown and bring more people Calahan said the extended hours could increase his sales 10 to 20 percent bringing in an extra to a month This also could translate into more sales tax revenue for the city he said Currently about 90 percent of his customers come in between 10 and midnight Many then leave to go to Austin or San Antonio he said I want to decrease the amount of traffic going to Austin and San he said Paul Ortiz owner of Ortiz Recreation Cen ter 283 W San Antonio agreed Youll keep the people here instead of going out of he said Ortiz who signed the petition said he prob ably wouldnt stay open until 2 on week nights but would consider it for the weekends First Calahan and others have to collect more signatures and garner support from council TxDOT will proceed with signal study NBISD trustees OK resolution asking agency to provide solutions i to safety issues at high school BY HEATHER Tooo Staff Writer Texas Department of Transportation officials said Tuesday they would proceed with plans to conduct a traffic signal study in front of New Braunfels High School and call in outside researchers to study the area including an intersection where a fatal accident occurred earlier this month Two NBHS students Shelby Famsworth 16 and Fernando Diaz 15 were killed Oct 9 when their car was struck by a pickup truck on Loop 337 in front of New Braunfels High School 255 IN Loop 337 Diaz was pulling out of a driveway next to the schools baseball diamond and according to police reports failed to yield right of way to the pickup Another accident in front of the high school in September sent a 48yearold woman and her 12year old daughter to the hospital after a 17yearold NBHS student pulled out of the main driveway and struck their car NBISD trustees passes a resolution Tues day night encouraging TxDOT to conduct a traffic study on Loop 337 to provide solu tions to traffic safety at the entrance of NBHS where it intersects Loop The resolution passed in a 50 vote Trustees Don Bedford and Steve Weaver were absent Superintendent Ron Reaves said the intersection of Loop 337 and the high school had been a troublesome spot for years and said the district had sought a traffic light in years past With this recent tragedy we have renewed our efforts once again to try to get a solution to traffic safety in front of the high he said Reaves also said the resolution was not calling specifically for a traffic light This is calling for a total study its not just the issue about get ting a light There are a number of things we want them to look he said Greg Malatek TxDOT resident engineer said his office had See SIGNAL REAVES MALATEK Young scientist Kennet Jacobson a stu dent at Memorial Elementary works with rocks and minerals during Tuesdays Science Night at the New Braunfels Civic Center The event was spon sored by New Braunfels ISO AMANDA HeraldZeitung Canyon Lake community discusses incorporation BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer SATTLER About 100 Canyon Lake community members town meeting Tuesday to discuss the possibili ties of incorporation The Canyon Lake Chamber of Com merce sponsored the meeting at Canyon Lake Action Center but did not voice en opinion for or against incorporation The meeting was designed as an infor mative session on incorporation just one BARTON of the issues that has come up frequently in community meetings in the past year Comal County Commissioner Jack Dawson said Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton shared infor mation he and other Bulverde officials had learned since their May See INCORPORATIONS INSIDE Key Code 76 Candlelight vigil remembers both victims survivors of domestic violence BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer Each year one million women are victims of violence Onehalf of all women who visit an emer gency room are injured by their partner The Comal County Womens Center will have a candlelight vigil Thursday to remem ber victims and survivors of domestic vio lence The vigil will begin at 7 at Lan da Park pavilion 16 Included in the remembrance will be a candle procession presentation from center staff members and reading of a letter from a domestic violence victim The purpose of the vigil is to bring aware ness to the community about the domestic said Ginger Gray a counselor at the womens center We also want to provide hope for women who are being abused and remember the women who have lost their lives to domestic Comal County Womens Center opened its doors in 1986 and provides help for vic tims of domestic violence The center is staffed by three counselors and is funded by federal and state grants See VIGIUBA ts