New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 7, 1999

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

November 07, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas NEW I PELS II HERALDZEITLJ Vol 148 No 252 44 pages in 5 sections November 7 1999 Qr TVTpv Serving Coma County since 1852 INSIDE NB Rangers head to playoffs The New Braunfels Unicorns and Smithson Valley Rangers are turning their sights to next weekends opening round of the state playoffs Find out who they will play and where The Canyon Cougars lost a heartbreaker against Hays Consolidated and saw their playoff hopes Brave fight Grace Faust has learned to put life into perspective as she has fought her courageous battle against cancer a fight she plans to win Historic hotel The Faust Hotel celebrates 70 years of history this fall and the new food and beverage manager is making it his goal to make that history come alive for customers WEATHER Warm days and cool nights appear to be the trend for the next couple of days A slight chance of rain pops into the forecast on Wednesday For the complete outlook see page 2A INDEX Key code 77 Tuxedo Junction performs for crowds at Wurstfest on Saturday HEATHER Wurst wrapup Festival blessed with good weather big crowds TODAY BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Sunny skies mild tern tures and the mouthwatering smell of sausage drew large crowds of both young and old alike to the Wurstfest grounds at Landa Park Saturday Business was booming on the second to last day of the 39th annual salute to sausage Senior citizens dressed in lederhosen and dirndls twenty somethings with cups full of beer and parents pushing strollers took in the sights sounds and smells of Wurstfest throughout the day Saturday David Lamon chairman of the Wurstfest festival credited recent good weather for the large crowds and happy visitors It attendance has been real ly good Everyones having a fine time and the weather is Wheres Germany Page 11A Wurst Regatta sails Page 4A he said Officials with the Wurstfest Association were crossing their fingers for good weather this year after heavy rains and flood ing threatened the 10day festi val this past year Eleven days before the 1998 festival was to open the October 1998 flood heavily damaged the front entrance to the Wurstfest grounds Although the festival went on as planned Wurstfest officials said five days of rain during the 10day festival hurt atten dance Although Lamon did not have See Free admission after 3 Gatel Swingin1 Dutchmen Oma and the OOmpahs Roaming 1 to 5 Tuxedo Junction 2 to 4 Chris Rybak Wursthalle Cloverleaf Orchestra 4 Lufthansa Drawing Jimmy Sturr Orchestra 8 Terry Cavanagh Das Grosse Zelt The Big Tent Emter Family Button Accordionists 1 Alpenfest 2 New Braunfels High School Band Riverwalk 3 Canyon High School Band Musikverein Reiskirchen Alpenfest Das Kleine Zelt The Little Tent Walburg Boys 1 Round Top Brass Band 3 Emter Family Button Accordionists Walburg Boys 6 Round Top Brass Band Blue Santa drive begins BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer For most children the approaching holiday season will be a magical time They will spend weeks decid ing exactly what they want for Christmas and then lay their heads on their pillows Christmas Eve dreaming of what the next morning will bring But for local children whose fami lies struggle to make ends meet the holiday season might be a time of sorrow and disappointment New Braunfels Police Department and local volunteers are working to make this Christmas a joyful one for all of the children in the community by kicking off the annual Blue Santa program See BLUE Far left Zandi Harris Sue Puetz and Chris Douglas decorate a Christmas tree for the Blue Santa Youth Golf Tournament Nov 21 ERIN Two injured in car crash FROM STAFF REPORTS A 50year old New Braun fels woman and an 11year old girl were airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio Fri day evening after a onecar accident on Texas 46 under the Interstate 35 overpass New Braunfels Police Department officials declined to release the names of the dri ver or passenger NBPD officials said the woman was driving a 1995 threequarter ton Chevrolet pickup in the northbound lane of Texas 46 about when she crossed a concrete median into the southbound lanes The car then collided with a bridge pillar Emergency medical officials at the scene reported the woman suffered broken arms and legs and a possibly severe head injury The 11year old passenger suffered a possibly severe head injury The conditions of the victims were not known by press time Saturday No skid marks were apparent at the scene and the front end of the truck was wrapped around the center concrete col umn The front windshield was cracked on both the driver and passenger sides and the back window was broken from the impact of the crash The accident is under inves tigation by Lt John Wommack with New Braunfels Police ALEXANDER City workers might get 5 percent pay raises Page 4A Other agenda items Page 4A Council mulls new flood repair deadline FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels City Councilman Larry Alexander wants the city to consider giving local flood victims more time to rebuild sell or demolish their flood damaged homes Council will consider extending time limits for repair of flood damaged property at Monday at the municipal build ing 424 South Castell Ave Alexander said he asked coun cil members review the issue because he wanted an open dis cussion of a oneyear time lim it the city previously imposed on flood victims trying to repair homes I want to open discussion and get it out in front and see how deep the problem is or if its a problem at Alexander or if theres something that needs to be done to give people more The debate about when flood victims should have homes repaired or demolished began a couple of months ago when five residents received letters from the city giving them 30 days to take care of their properties The letters said those residents had to demolish any flooddamaged structures or obtain the neces sary permits to rebuild or sell the property by the 30day deadline the same day as the anniversary of the Oct 17 1998 flood People who didnt comply faced a hearing in front of the citys Building Standards Commis sion which could vote to demolish a damaged structure at the owners expense But some residents who received the letters said the oneyear time limit was unfair New Braunfels resident Leonard Dixon who lived at 1493 Sleepy Hollow at the time of the flood said 16 feet of water went through his home knocking its worth from to The city has been very unfair about Dixon said People just cant financially do Dixon said he was trying to sell his property privately which probably would let him to break even Dixon still could face a possible hearing in front of the commission but the city decided to give him and other residents a little more time City attorney Floyd Akers said all but two of the residents who were sent letters have sent back plans of action detailing how they planned to take care of their properties Dixon for example has at least a month to sell his house or as long as council deems appropriate Akers said As long as homeowners comply theyll never have to go before the Building Standards Com mission Akers said Now council will have the final say on how long residents have to repair or demolish flood damaged structures Alexander said he did not have a specific time limit in mind when he brought the issue up for dis cussion WAIUHeraklZertung New Braunfels Fire and Rescue personnel work to free the driver and a passenger from a pickup that struck an Interstate 35 bridge pillar on Texas 46 Friday afternoon ;