Sunday, April 30, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas I NEW PELS HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 116 48 pages in 4 sections April 30 2000 SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 INSIDE fljii ialni iliUUi uisinci one Smithson Valley defeats Canyon for District 274A their first ever district District runner up New Braunfels clinches second A good effort Track ends on fine note for CHS Labor of love Volunteers and fami lies join together to build hous es and dreams come 1C INDEX IJMM 4A 9T show up for free shots BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Whoever first said no pain no gain might have been out at Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort Saturday A record shattering children got their immunizations and free Schlitterbahn tickets Saturday at the sixth annual Shots Across Texas immunization clinic held hi con junction with the parks opening day There were long lines all morning long at Schlit terbahns Rapids Pavilion Shortly after the 10 opening the line of parents and children stretched around the pavilion parking the Blastenhoff attraction area and back By noontime the line had shortened by only half the length of the lot and there were more than 300 people in it Folks approaching the pavil ion entrance said theyd 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 paint ed 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 Weve never had this kind of said Schlitterbahn spokesperson Sherrie Brammall Sat urday afternoon About 75 volunteers including 20 screeners and 20 nurses as well as a number of See AMANDA Coynynn Sharp administers an immunization to Brittany Nolte as her mother Denise holds her at Schlitterbahns Shots Across Texas Saturday morning Streets drains Prop 1 and 7 Will voters spend RON Frank and Cynthia Schlather will have to move out of their home at West Coll Street and Walnut Avenue if voters approve the 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 when com pared to the 12 ft dimen sions of their former mobile home Theyd like to fix the place up Theyve painted it but done little else Bond issue tax Voting Bulverde city council The reason They may lose it The handpainted sign hanging on the fence beside their house says it NO Prop 7 Save My 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 Wal nut 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 cars according to city records Bond proposition 7 calls for the issuance of of general obligation bonds to construct street improvements to Walnut Avenue including drainage incidental there to and the acquisition of land and A handout published by the city says the proposition is for the widening of Walnut Avenue from Katy Street to Business See Mayor says Prop 1 priorities are clear BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Mayor Stoney Williams Thursday denied what some have called a vague milUon streets and drainage bond proposition saying council mem bers clearly outlined top priority projects on bond information New Braunfels residents will vote on proposition million bond package Miy 6 including 11 million for streets and drainage pro jects Wording for proposition 1 on the bond ballot WWS1 rwfvIPpw how much the projects will cost But Jfew Breunfels City Council outlined pri Cable rate increases on the way BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Beginning Monday Time Warner Cable will begin installing new fiberoptic 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 for 34 channels included in the standard basic service With the fiberoptic standard level of service including the superstation package customers will pay per month for 59 channels or an increase of per month for 25 additional chan nels 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 stan dard level of service are CSpan 2 ESPN 2 VH1 Lifetime SciFi 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 were investing million in the New Braunfels and Seguin area in order to pro vide new he said The rates they will be paying will the same rates as customers in San Antonio are Williams said all local customers should receive letters from the company alerting them to the changes before they occur See HeraldZeitung honored for team effort FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS IRVING HeraldZeitung won first place in team effort from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors at the groups annual meeting Saturday The HeraldZeitung was honored in the Class A division for its special report on the oneyear anniversary of the dev astating flood of October 1998 Im extremely proud of my staff for the hard work they put in on this Managing Edi tor Margaret Edmonson said I also appreciate the help from the advanced reporting class at Southwest Texas State University r Staff involved in the special report included 1 1 tr