New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, October 28, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

October 28, 1999

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Issue date: Thursday, October 28, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 28, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas World Series New York 4 Atlanta 1 Yankees win series 40 NEW PELS 20332 MO09 SO WEST IIIC RO PU III ISHT NO 2627 E DR pfiso TX 79403 HERALDZEITUNG Vol 148 No 245 14 pgs in 2 sections October 28 1999 HPTfT rjpv yi V Servin8 County since 1852 Vehicle inspection fees could increase 50 cents Air improvement group requests investigation on maintenance program BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO More expensive vehicle inspections could be closer than was once thought At a meeting Tuesday the 10member Air Improvement Resources Executive Committee made up of area county judges county com missioners and mayors said it would like to see an investigation into a vehicle inspection and maintenance program that could test vehicle emissions possibly before next sum mer I think that would be more effective than trying to change peoples daily Comal County commissioner and commit tee member Jay Millikin said Depending on the type of program imple mented costs for inspections could more man double from the current fee of But something needs to be done to clean MILLIKIN up the air in the San Antonio region commit tee member and San Antonio Mayor Howard Peak said Others agreed Cars emit pollution all said Chris Treutler a committee advisory member and USAA president In the summer it cooks it into the ozone But we breathe it all The committee is considering a measure similar to one that could be implemented any way albeit in several years The San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area which includes Comal Bexar Guadalupe and Wilson counties has exceeded federal air See 135 narrowed to one lane today between FM 306 Ruekle Road FROM STAFF REPORTS North and southbound traffic on Interstate 35 will be narrowed to one lane today between Ruek le Road and FarmtoMarket Road 725 Michelle Kopp assistant area engineer for the Texas Depart ment of Transportation said the outside lanes in both directions would be closed at 8 and then would be opened again about Kopp said TxDOT was nar rowing the northbound side of I 35 to one lane to patch worn areas Crews also will be picking up litter and other debris The southbound lane will be closed to let road crews pick up trash including rubber from pass ing tractortrailers along the out side lane Kopp said traffic would be returned to two lanes on both sides on Friday Mobile home WAI A home donated to the New Braunfels Conservation Society makes its way toward Conservation Plaza on Wednesday from its previous address on Comal Avenue The building donated by Wayne and Toni Peters will be renovated and used an an Group wont get state funds for hike bike trail BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writer State money wont fund a hike and bike trail from Landa Park to Walnut Avenue in the near future but other trails are still in the running for state public enhancement grants Comal County Trails the non profit group working on the grant applications pulled one of its four pro posals recently when the state asked for things we couldnt vicepres ident David Stinchcomb said The Texas Department of Trans portation which is administering the grants requested approval from all property owners living along the pro posed trail route in this case along the Dry Comal Creek between Landa Park in front of Wursthalle and con tinuing to Walnut Avenue The group will continue to seek funds for a mile Little League access trail a Loop 337 trail and a urban bike network looping from Landa Park to the Faust Street Bridge to Gruene With a tentative blessing from New Braunfels City Council Comal Coun ty Trails Inc applied for the funding in August but was recently given a two week deadline to provide additional Stinchcomb said TxDOT officials asked for several items including a map of the loop project and further clarification from the city regarding its commitment In July city council members tenta tively approved the four projects but voiced concern about how much mon ey the city would have to provide The state provides 80 percent fund ing for chose projects and requires 20 percent funding through the city dona tions or inkind contributions The letter to TxDOT signed by Mayor Stoney Williams said the city was committed to pursuing specific funding sources upon receiving the The actual dollar amount needed from the city will remain uncertain until Comal County Trails knows how much money TxDOT will give The three projects total about million which means the group is seeking about million in state funds The rest of the money must come from the city or through inkind donations WORD approves contract Compromise forged with GBRA in regard to diversion of water from Canyon Lake BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer SATTLER Water Oriented Recreational District board members unanimously approved a revised contract Wednesday night representing a compromise with the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority On Sept 8 WORD board members voted to contest GBRAs amendment application to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to divert more water from Canyon Lake The permit would allow GBRA to increase how much water it diverts from Canyon Reservoir from acre feet per year to an average of acrefeet per year In addition GBRA was seeking authorization to use acrefeet per year outside the Guadalupe River basin One of WORDS primary concerns had been to conserve the natural resources of the district and improve public health welfare and safety board member Charles Stephens said Initially board members cited specific concerns about conditions of the amendment application such as the total amount of water being diverted from Canyon Lake the amount of water that would be deviated from above Canyon Dam and the amount of water from Canyon Reservoir that would be taken out of the district board member Scott Watson said The contract approved Wednesday night was the result of weeks of negotiations between GBRA WORD board members and Comal County Commissioners Because the WORD board was formed by commis sioners court it is subject to supervision Commissioners can approve or disapprove any action taken For this reason the proposed contract is between GBRA and Comal County It will not have final approval how ever until county commissioners take action on it at a spe cial meeting at Friday at the Comal County Courthouse Annex One condition of the proposed contract is that GBRA would continue to work with the Army Corps of Engineers on a plan to release water more slowly from the SeeWORDttA INSIDE Archives Key code 76 Keep an eye out for goblins ghosts BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Parents and motorists are urged to use caution and follow a few safety tips when little goblins and ghosts haunt area streets Sunday night Children dressed as their favorite television movie and storybook characters will be trick or treating throughout New Braunfels for Halloween For a safe and fun evening par ents are invited to take their chil dren to New Braunfels Market place for Trick or Treat Off the The shopping center 651 Business Loop 35 will offer trick or treating from 4 to 6 The Holiday Food Drive to benefit the New Braunfels Police Departments Blue Santa Pro gram also will kickoff Sunday Parents can send a nonperish able food item along with their children to donate between 4 and 6 in front of WestPoint Pep perell Mill Store at the market place Law enforcement officials said parents taking their children trick or treating through local neigh borhoods should heed a few safe ty measures Sgt David Wilson with the New Braunfels Police Depart ment said parents should accom pany young children or make sure an older sibling comes along If they cant go with them then make sure the children go in a group and not by he said Eric Feuge 4 is dressed for football but uses his soccer skills during Tuesdays Halloween Happening at New Braunfels High School Children will be out trick or ing on Sunday night so drivers are asked to use extra caution in residential areas AMANDA HeraldZeitung ;