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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEI Vol 149 No 82 42 pages in 4 sections March 12 2000 SUNDAY Serving Gomal County since 1852 INSIDE Super Tuesday Be prepared to vote in Tuesdays primary election See a list of polling places and Canyon High Schools hits its goal with Friday night Look into Life Health and Education in the 21st Inside todays Herald Zeitung HORIZONS New Braunfels in the 21st Century Life Health Education m STOCK SHOW Its stock show Inside todays HeraldZeitung INDEX Week Key cods 77 San Marcos considers conference center BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer A proposed conference center just a few miles up Interstate 35 North might serve as a role model or a competitor for such a facility in New Braunfels San Marcos City Council took action Monday to adopt a reinvestment zone of more than acres of land near Posey Road and Old Bastrop Highway for a pos sible center Melissa Millecam spokeswoman for San Marcos City Council said council members adopted the ordinance in a 61 vote They now are con sidering a tax abate ment she said Its still a long way Texas County Club Inc presented San Marcos council mem bers with plans to build a hotel with meeting facilities and a golf course not far from the factory outlet stores on Center Point Road Meanwhile New Braunfels residents are headed for a May 6 vote on whether MEEK the city can use part of the hotelmotel tax revenue to build a convention center New Braunfels city council voted Feb 11 to place on the ballot a petition initiative limiting the taxs use and aplan freezing the money for two years Residents can approve both one or neither Michael Meek president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce said the city of San Marcos was not limit ing its options They have talked to a he said Thats what wed like to do All along our goal has been to build something citizens dont have to pay for With the right developer I think we can do that but if this proposed ordinance passes we will be limited in what we do I think anyone who has worked in construction knows that per square foot is not too New Braunfels City Council has con sidered whether to spend part of the citys bed tax revenue on a convention center a plan endorsed by the chamber of commerce The chamber gets the largest portion of the citys 7 percent bed tax revenue 55 See SAN OA Hot rodding K JESSIE Reece Zunker was one of many kids at Kmarts Kids Race Against Drugs Saturday morning New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Bill Graff seated and Joe Timmins were among those helping to raise money for NBPDs DARE project The free event runs through 5 Sunday For each registered racer Kmart donates to the project Councilman sick and tired of accusations BY PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff writer WHATS UP WHAT New Braunfels City Council WHEN Monday WHERE New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave Unlocking the subconscious Forensic therapeutic hypnotists open NB institute BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Want to improve your golf swing perform better on tests or finally stop smoking The key to improving ath letic skill or kicking those bad habits actually might be all in your head Four local therapeutic and forensic hypnotists say local residents can reach their personal goals whether its losing weight conquering phobias or managing physical pain by simply unlocking the subconscious And a natural way to tap into the left side of the brain is through hypnosis said Michael Boulch a state board certified hypnotherapist For most people the word hypnosis often conjures images of people cluck ing like chickens on stage gold watch es swinging side to side or maybe even mind control Boulch who also is a forensic and investigative hypnosis instructor said hypnosis was a legitimate practice that helped law enforcement officials with criminal investigations for the past 20 years and could help people improve their lives and their health Boulch retired Texas Ranger Jim Peters district attorneys investigator Rudy Rubio and Dr David Oringderff are all board and state certified hyp notherapists who recently opened the Therapeutic and Forensic Hypnosis Institute in New Braunfels Oringderff also has a in clinical psycholo gy The first and only one of its kind in New Braunfels the business offers services such as therapeutic and foren sic hypnosis sessions handwriting analysis questioned documents cer tification and forgery investigation The office is in Suite 320G in the RandolphBrooks Federal Credit Union building at 555 Interstate 35 South For an appointment call the Thera See At least one New Braunfels city council member is sick and tired of accusations of backroom deals and hidden agen das and plans to address the issue at Mondays meeting I wanted an opportunity to sim ply get some things off my chest pub District 3 councilman Randy Vanstory said Several residents have accused council of being heavily influenced by the chamber and allowing disproportionate influ ence from the group which boasts more than members These same residents have asked council to take some action At a meeting in January resident Reagan Hicks said the city was ready for a change For too long the chamber of commerce has run this he said You represent the chamber and not your Vanstory said he was fed up with attacks on coun cils integrity If you disagree thats fine but lets not make our first line of defense an he said Several residents pointed out that several council members including Vanstory are chamber mem bers Four council members are listed in the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc mem bership guide as either individual members or mem bers through their business Mayor Stoney Williams Larry Alexander Lee Rodriguez and Vanstory Mayor Pro Tem Juan Luis Martinez and council women Jan Kotylo and Juliet Watson are not listed as members Kotylos husband however is a member See State laws call for removal of accident memorial BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A small memorial in an emp ty field next to Loop 337 in front of New Braunfels High School soon might have to be replaced with a stateapproved marker Resting 150 feet from the roadway the wellkept memor ial includes several bouquets of fresh flowers a few wooden crosses and religious emblems encircled by a ring of stones Friends and family members of Shelby Farnsworth and Fer nando Diaz created the memor ial in October after the two teens were killed in a car accident in front of the high school Farnsworth 16 and Diaz 15 both cadets in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps died Oct when their car collided with a 1999 Ford F250 pickup in front of New Braunfels High School at 2551 North Loop 337 For the past five months ROTC gadets family and friends have maintained the memorial regularly replacing the flowers with new ones and See Renee Farnsworth and Cody Harmer were visiting the memorial across from New Braunfels High School Thursday afternoon Renee doesnt want to lose the small memorial where her sister Shelby and Fernando Diaz died K JESSIE Zeitung
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