New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 30, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 30, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Streets & drains Prop. I and 7: Will voters spend $18.5m?/iv .s N EW    ELSHerald-Zeitung v UJI    'T,l,,+' V,/'    1    -    '1,IV,,"J^;"'    .....r:rvT    -J    ^"v<' :i,:v,"l4P; !    ~    *; /;v'    7^ ■jfeAit-. ■•-••■.-.,/:■/..,v.X.    I.■$..--- i.L.2---„.^....>....:’....-,..^.v....^....-.............   -----ZI.'............*..    .w.■'■ .vr..«v ............... New Braunfels clinches second place in District 14-5A./1B ► A good effort Track ends on fine note for CHS, SVHS./1B ► Labor of love Volunteers and families join together to build houses and make dreams come true./ 1C Index Abby.............................................2C Business................................5-6B Classified................................1-12D Crossword....................................2C Forum...........................................6A Local/Metro...................................4A Movies..........................................2C Obituaries.................................3A Sports....................................1-4B Today............................................2A Television...........................TV    Week www.herald-zeitung.com Kay code 77 RON MALONEY/Herald-Zeitung Frank and Cynthia Schlather will have to move out of their home at West Coll Street and Walnut Avenue if voters approve the $7.5 million bond proposition for widening the traffic artery. ‘Big time money for a short stretch of road’ By Ron Maloney Staff Writer A little more than three years ago, Frank Schlather Jr. and his wife Cynthia managed to pull themselves out of a trailer park and finance the purchase of their dream: the modest white home built in 1922 on the southwest comer of Coll Street and Walnut Avenue. The Schlathers love their roomy old house — especially when compared to the 12 ft.-by-50 ft. dimensions of their former mobile home. They’d like to fix the place up. They’ve painted it; but done little else. ■ Bond issue tax analysis/8A ■ Voting information/8A ■ Bulverde city council race/7A The reason? They may lose it. The hand-painted sign hanging on the fence beside their house says it all: “Vote NO Prop. 7. Save My Home.” The Schlathers may end up being one of 33 property owners displaced — albeit at fair market value — if voters on May 6 elect to widen Walnut Avenue in an effort to alleviate a real or perceived traffic problem. The average daily traffic count on Walnut Avenue near the railroad tracks is 18,000 cars, according to city records. Bond proposition 7 calls for “the issuance of $7,500,000 of general obligation bonds to construct street improvements to Walnut Avenue, including drainage incidental thereto, and the acquisition of land and rights-of-way.” A handout published by the city says the proposition is for the “widening of Walnut Avenue from Katy Street to Business 35.” See WALNUT/8A File photo Landa Street is one of several priorities included in the $11 million streets and drainage bond proposition, but the project isn’t listed on the actual bond ballot. Mayor says Prop. I priorities are clear By Heather Todd Staff Writer Mayor Stoney Williams Thursday denied what some have called a “vague” $11 million streets and drainage bond proposition, saying council members clearly outlined top priority projects on bond information. New Braunfels residents will vote on a seven-proposition $32.72 million bond package May 6, including $ 11 million for streets and drainage projects. Wording for proposition I on the bond ballot does not state which streets will be worked on or how much the projects will cost. But, New Braunfels City Council outlined a prise© STREETS/8A By Heather Todd Staff Writer Beginning Monday, Time Warner Cable will begin installing new fiber-optic and digital cable technology in the New Braunfels and Seguin area that should offer customers more channels and more reliable service. The fiber optic cable system also will mean a rate increase for local customers. Currently, local customers pay $26.84 for 34 channels included in the standard basic service. With the fiber-optic standard level of service including the superstation package, customers will pay $35.51 per month for 59 channels — or an increase of $8.67 per month for 25 additional channels. Time Warner Cable president Navarra Williams said the changes would expand the existing system from 300 MHz to 750 MHz and give customers more variety of channels. Channels that will be included in the basic standard level of service are C-Span 2, ESPN 2, VHI, Lifetime, Sci-Fi channel, the Odyssey Network, MSNBC, Court TV, the E (Entertainment) channel, TV Land, TV Food, Romance Classics, Comedy Central, the Travel Channel, Home and Garden TV, just to name a few. “In order to do this we’re investing $20 million in the New Braunfels and Seguin area in order to provide new technology,” he said. “The rates they will be paying will the same rates as customers in San Antonio are paying.” Williams said all local customers should receive letters from the company alerting them to the changes before they occur. See CABLE/5A Herald-Zeitung honored for team effort From Staff and Wire Reports IRVING, Texas — The Herald-Zeitung won first place in team effort from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors at the group’s annual meeting Saturday. The Herald-Zeitung was honored in the Class A division for its special report on the one-year anniversary of the devastating flood of October 1998. “I’m extremely proud of my staff for the hard work they put in on this project,” Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson said. “I also appreciate the help from the advanced reporting class at Southwest Texas State University.” Staff' involved in the special report included See AWARD/5A Smithson Valley defeats Canyon for District 27-4A, their first ever district title./1B ► District runner up Cable rate increases on the way Vol. 149, No, 116 48 pages in 4 sectionsApril 30, 2000    ^erv*n^    ^oma*    County    since    1852 Inside 1,300 show up for free shots half the length of the lot — and there were more than 300 people in it. Folks approaching the pavilion entrance said they’d been standing in line about an hour. Outside, New Braunfels police worked traffic and parking control to help out with the overflow crowd. They wrote citations for vehicles that were illegally parked along the streets in front of painted curbs or blocking driveways — although the waterpark had plenty of convenient — and free — parking inside for folks who drove through the gates to find it. “We’ve never had this kind of turnout,” said Schlitterbahn spokesperson Sherrie Brammall Saturday afternoon. About 75 volunteers — including 20 screeners and 20 nurses as well as a number of See SHOTS/5A AMANDA BECK/Herald-Zeitung Coynynn Sharp administers an immunization to Brittany Nolte as her mother, Denise, holds her at Schlitterbahn’s “Shots Across Texas” Saturday morning. ► District title By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Whoever first said, “no pain no gain” might have been out at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort Saturday. A record shattering more-than-1,300 children got their immunizations — and free Schlitterbahn tickets — Saturday at the sixth annual “Shots Across Texas” immunization clinic held in conjunction with the park’s opening day. There were long lines all morning long at Schlitterbahn’s Rapids Pavilion. Shortly after the IO a.m. opening, the line of parents and children stretched around the pavilion parking lot — to the Blastenhoff attraction area and back. By noontime, the line had shortened by only ;

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