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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW GOWEST ilI 6i7 E YON I EL I OR L Paso TX water Restrictions Braunfels Utilities cue cannot water today In 8 or 9 can water HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No ISO 22 pages in 2 sections May 19 2000 FRIDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 50 cents Music jam celebrates Americana music BY ERIN MAQRUDBR Staff Writer From honkytonk favorites to rising country stars residents can celebrate the best and brightest in the Lone Star State Sunday after noon at the fourth annual Americana Music Jam at historic Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road The biggest oneday musical event in South Texas kicks off at 1 with Two Tons of Steel and the talent rocks all afternoon until when celebrated Charlie Robison takes the stage Residents will pay only at the door to jam to a backtoback lineup of heralded Americana performers including Radney Foster Reckless Kelly Ray Wylie Hubbard Monte Warden Jimmy LaFave The Great Divide The Derail ers The Groobees Jon Randall and Jim Laud erdale And best of all proceeds from the event benefit the Westside Community Center project community facility that will cater to local youths by providing educational cultural and recreational opportunities said Mattson Rainer FM program director Its going to be a day to celebrate great Americana music and support a worthy Rainer said This event has just grown Its an inexpensive way to see a lot of great bands and each year we get a few more performers and a little bit bigger Tickets to the live music performances will not be sold in advance but residents can clip a off coupon for admission out of Sundays HeraldZeitung a sponsor of the See Traditional country crooners The Derailers per form to a packed house at last years Americana Music Jam at Gruene Hall The band is slated to jam again Sunday Photo submitted Access denied A public boat ramp closure leaves the public left to find and likely pay for private access to the Guadalupe Dunlap area K JESSIE Joe Garza casts for minnows down at the public boat ramp Drivers still pull into the area on a daily basis only to see the electronic sign telling them the ramp will be closed until May of 2003 BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Interstate 35 reconstruction has closed for three years what is prob ably the only free public boating access to the Guadalupe Dunlap area Barriers blocking the Lake Dun lap area boat ramp at Interstate 35 went up Wednesday closing a pop ular public access to the river just a week ahead of the busy Memorial Day weekend Boaters are left to find other pri vate access they likely will have to pay for 135 construction plans report edly will not affect proposed recon struction of a private recreational vehicle park between the north and southbound 135 bridges that was washed away in the November 1998 flood The landing is expected to reopen with a new boat launch facility at the conclusion of the con struction project in May 2003 The boat ramp is Texas Department of Transportation assis tant area engineer Michelle Kopp said They cant put in Kopp said the two existing inter state bridges would be demolished and replaced by new structures as part of the 135 corridor recon See Funding for Prop 2 on city agenda Residents could be spared tax hike for communication system BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer New Braunfels residents might be spared a 5cent tax rate increase if New Braunfels City Council decides Monday night to fund public safety communications sys tem through existing revenue City council will discuss the acquisition of a new com munications system which was the only one out of bond seveir proposi tions voters approved May 6 when they meet Monday 424 S Castell Ave Residents approved the new emergency communica tions system by 57 percent of the vote or votes out of res idents who cast ballots Police Chief Ray Douglas said the new emergency com munications system which would be purchased from the Lower Colorado River Authority was necessary to replace a 25year old system and provide better communication to officers in the field Chet Lewis chief financial officer for the city said council had three options to fund the communications sys tem issue bonds use money from the fund balance request funding from the New Braunfels Infra structure Improvement Corporation 4B Lewis said because the only bond proposition that passed cost it could be costprohibitive for the city to issue bonds m For more on Mondays meeting see Sundays Herald Zeitung Students prepare for real world BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Seventhgrader Siearra Thomas already knows what she is going to do with the she will earn this sum mer TIJ probably save some and use some for school she said Buying new school clothes seemed to be the No 1 priority for many Canyon Middle School students as they discussed how they would spend their earnings from the Learn to Earn job program through Commu nities in Schools Im going to buy clothes or put it in the Levi Bolton said On Wednesday afternoon 20 CMS students celebrated their graduation from an eightweek afterschool pro gram teaching job readiness skills About 60 local high and middle school students in Coraal and New Braunfels school districts participat ed in the eightweek course which taught interview skills appropriate dress for interviews and work and how to fill out job applications During the summer about 30 stu dents from both New Braunfels and Canyon middle schools will put what theyve learned in the classroom to good use in the work place The Learn to Earn program matches students with local employ ers so they can gain handson job skills in a work they might not otherwise have the Canyon Middle School students Crystal Schwandt left and Bemice Villarreal fill out deposit slips as part of their jobskills learning course through Communities in Schools The eight week afterschool pro gram taught middle and high school stu dents how to prepare for the work place HEATHER HeraldZeitung INSIDE M Bulverde Northwest in limbo until election BYRONMALONtY Staff Writer rated in the 6 eJwtlGV ii ina Wmi of legal and legislative litnbo where it cant really duct any nobody oan speak forit Were at that kind of awkward stage where we have things that should be done but nobody who em do ttoi forme Bui MayorMai MeClinohit I suppose I get one call a day at M the second time in the May 6 election by a vote of 2915 About 20 percent of registered voters in Buiverde Northwest cast ballots County Judge Danny Soheel has signed an order directing elections take place in Bul verde Northwest on Aug 12 for the posts of mayor marshal and city councilors The dates for filing applications to be listed on the ballot are May 29 to June 28 Anybody interested in running for office in Bulvirde Northwest can by thf county office sad ptefcugapplies tionfitefllo a declaration of candidacy New Braunfels This is the second time in a year Bulverde Northwest has incorporated and the Aug 12 election will mark the second time in a year that Bulverde Northwest has elected a slate of public officials Bulverde was incorporated two years ago ini aseries of elections tiwt merged four sub divisions into one city with an eye toward preventing annexation into San Antonio This past year the stated goals of WMP nwj join the City of Bulverde and in the temporary demise of Bulverde Northwest Bulverde Northwest was dissolved in December in an outofcourt settlement with Ingram Readymix the rock plant on Texas 46 Ingram Readymix disputed the incorporation as aimed at pre venting its location in the community Nothing in the dissolution agreement pro hibited but the officers of the former city dont cany their positions into the new one Similarly county commissioners cannot appoint an interim government chienftsnt said whether hell run for mayor again although fee ii considering   

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