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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW Water Reatrlctlone Landscape watering to allowed from midnight to 10 LHLffiH HERALDZh 11 120 24 pages in Z sections May 5 2000 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Boerne Wall upheld again BvRONMALONEY Staff Writer Comal County leaders are celebrat ing a Kerr County judges decision to uphold the legality of the Boerne The ruling effectively blocks San Antonio from extending its extraterri torial jurisdiction northward into Kendall and Comal counties Judge Stephen B Abies of the 216th Judicial District in Kerrville ruled Tues day for the third time that the Boerne Wall should stand Abies ruled that Boerne had sole authority and jurisdic tional control over the roughly acre area that San Antonio has disputed since 1987 Abies also ruled San Antonio must pay in attorneys fees and court costs incurred by Boerne to date Amer icas 10th largest city also must pony up in additional legal fees for its tiny neighbor in the event it appeals the ruling We prevailed in the case all across the Boerne attorney Randy Richards said Were very pleased the court saw the validity of Boernes claims I feel very good about our case on In Comal County Bulyerde Mayor B6b Barton and Comrnissioner Jay Ml likin were watching the Boeme situa tion and its implications with great inter est Comal Commissioners Court owes the City of Bxerne a big thank you for its substantial amount of time and finan cial effort in supporting this Mil likin said This ruling effectively blocks San Antonio because Boemes ETJ now matches up with the western edge of Bulverde Comal County Court is intent on preserving the Hill Country and its environment for Comal County and its residents and not for cities or other entities outside our county Im optimistic an appeals court will support Judge Abies Barton said This is great Were very pleased that the court has ruled in favor of Boerne because that means our west ern flank is protected from encroach ment We greatly appreciate Boernes willingness to continue that fight An appeal by San Antonio to the Texas 4th District Court of Appeals in Bexar County is expected but attempts to reach San Antonio Mayor Howard Peak City Attorney Frank Garza or officials in the citys planning department were unsuc cessful Thursday All were reported by their staffs to be attending a city council meeting Abies heard on March 28 from both San Antonio and Boerne on a question raised about whether Kendall and Comal county commissioners had authority to offer county roadways for inclusion in the Boerne ETJ in 1987 SeeBOERNEftA K JESSIE Water Oriented Recreation District manager George Cushanick hands out drought information to out fitters and local residents GBRA Pray for rain Voters going to the polls FROM STAFF REPORTS Voters in Comal County will head to the polls Sat urday to vote on a seven proposition mil lion bond election and elect representatives to seats on two city coun cils and a local school board New Braunfels resi dents will decide Sat urday whether to sup port seven proposi tions that could among other things fund street and drainage projects build recreational facilities and widen Walnut Avenue Residents in Dis tricts 3 and 4 also will elect new representatives to council In District 3 the candidates are Debbie Flume Gale OHara Pospisil and Don Talley In District 4 the candidates axe Robert i3ave Pfyor and Mary Cameron Wall Comal Independent School District patrons in Dis trict 5 which covers the Bulverde area will elect a rep resentative to a threeyear term on the board of trustees Candidates are incumbent Lester W Jonas Carl Der ald LaRue and Rose Cervin Bulverde residents will elect five representatives to fill open atlarge seats on Bulverde City Council There are eight candidates seeking office including incumbents Warren Alston Rick Gravens and Bill Kraw ietz and opponents Bill Cole Beverlee Lemes Michael Sorbera Richard Parker and Paul Ross Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton is running unopposed for reelection Voters who live in what once was the City of Bul verde Northwest also will vote in a city incorporation election Saturday The area which encompasses Texas 46 from rough ly Blanco Road to Sun Valley Drive was incorporated in the May election this past year The incorporation was dissolved a few months later in an outofcourt settle ment with Ingram Readymix which now has a plant in the area Terms of the agreement did not prohibit rein corporating Cash stolen from Tetco Mobil stations safe and ATM BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer SATTLER will flow down the Guadalupe River when thousands of tourists flock to New Braunfels for Memorial Day week end but exactly how much is entirely hi the hands of Mother Nature GuadalupeBlanco River Authority General Manager Bill West said Thursday A collective pray for rain was uttered by attendees at the end of a public meeting between GBRA and the Water Oriented Recreation Library 1321 Road 2673 The parties met to discuss the impact a GBRA drought provision which was implemented Sun day and reduced flows from Canyon Lake would have on the recre ational industry this summer West told a crowd of about 20 local outfitters concerned residents and county officials to prepare for a long hot dry summer Both from a groundwater and surface water standpoint Canyon Reservoir is not in good West said Inflows to the lake have been declining sharply and although the recent rainfall raised the lake level slightly the muchneeded precipi tation probably only would serve as a mild reprieve from the drought See K JESSIE GuadalupeBlanco River Authority general manager Bill West explains the impact the lack of rainfall will have oh summer recre ation Voting BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer A large amount of cash was stolen from the Tetco Mobil station 1815 W Texas 46 late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning after someone pried their way into the empty store and broke into a safe and an automatic teller machine The burglary took place sometime between and after store employees had gone home for the night and before business hours Thursday said New Braunfels Police Department Lt Mike Rust Someone gained entry through the rear door of the Rust said They disarmed the alarm system and damaged some of the security The exact amount of cash taken from the store was undetermined as of press time Thursday The Tetco Mobil store manager called NBPD to report the burglary shortly before the stations scheduled 6 opening and several NBPD patrol offi cers responded to the call Rust said Damage to the Tetco store was con fined to the safe and ATM machine and no other items were reported missing from the store Rust said Detectives said it was too soon to deter mine whether more than one person bur glarized the store The Tetco store and Mobil station re opened for business by noon Thursday So far no witnesses to the burglary have come forward Rust said Detectives are asking residents who might have dri ven by the Tetco Mobil station during the burglary and saw something suspi cious or who might know something about the crime to contact Rust at 608 2185 Residents also can call Crime Stop pers at 620TIPS or toll free at 1800 6408422 Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of die responsible for the burglary All callers to Crime Stoppers wijl remain anonymous Solemn service Members of differ ent area churches gather at the Main Plaza Thursday evening to partici pate in a National Prayer Day ser vice The service wrapped up before rains hit the area INSIDE Sports Stylists cutting locks for love v C7 BY CHRISTINA MINOR Staff Writer WhwKathy Long hair sty list at Canyon Lake Hair Design decided to let her hair grow long she didnt realize it would ben efit children About a year ago Long became involved in the Locks of Love program that provides hair prosthetios to children ages 18 and younger who have developed longterm medical hair loss A client told me about the program so I decided to cut mine and donate it to Long said U took me about ftwrywnte grow It I was a little nervous it going for When customers with long hair visit die hair salon Long tells them about the gram My main goal is to get the word she said I want people to know cancer it so widespread in our country and even V you cant donate blood you can donate hair because it will always grow Although Long already received hair donations from 10 customers including 36yearold Marchel Howell of Canyon Lake who donated three 9inch long pony tails to the is having a Lockfi of Love fundraiser from 9 to 4 8MHAIRAA T
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