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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW HERAL Water Rwtrictloni New Braunfels Utilities with addresses ending in 5 can water today after Well users can not wafer today 004 20332 GOWEST HICROPUBL 262 E DR EL PttSO TX 799033724 I TNG TUNG Vol 149 Ho 131 50 pages in 4 sections May 21 2000 INSIDE ITdUIUOn Three generations of Wohlfahrts have led their graduating classes with top grades and smart C Sports Smithson Valleys run in the baseball end sfter losing 21 to Dripping Springs in Game 2 of the best twooutofthree series in the Regional Quarterfinal of the C Dinosaur HZ movie critic Roy Hargrove reviews the new Disney release 6C WEATHER Partly thats the fore cast for the next several days Expect highs to reach into the upper 80s with overnights dip ping to the near 70s Slight chance of thunderstorms tonight SUNDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 Americana Music Jam kicks off today in Gruene BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer Calling all couch potatoes perching in front of die television this afternoon means you would miss the FM Americana Music Jam at Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road The fourth annual music celebration kicks off at 1 and features Ameri cana performers Two Tofts of Steel Char lie Robison Radney Foster Reckless Kel ly Ray Wylie Hubbard Monte Warden Jimmy LaFave The Great Divide The Derailers The Groobees Jon Randall and Jim Lauderdale Tickets are paid at the door A off admission coupon is offered in todays HeraldZeitung Children 12 years of age and younger can jam for free organizers said All proceeds from the event benefit the Westside Community Center project a facility that will cater to local youth by provid ing educational cultur al and recreational opportunities Food refreshments and adult beverages will be sold at the perfor mance Jam sponsors include the HeraldZeitung Great American Prod WHATS UP WHAT Americana Music Jam WHEN Sunday WHERE Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road HUBBARD ucts and The Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coopera tive I think they have been outstanding members of council and they share some thing important Former mayor Jan Kennady Two terms end Two more begin File Photo From left council members Larry Alexander Lee Rodriguez Juan Luis Martinez Mayor Stoney Williams Juliet Watson and Jan Kotylo make the decisions that affect the whole city BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer While District 4 councilwoman Jan Kotylo plans to use her much needed free time relaxing with grandchildren and doing volun teer work District 3 councilman Randy Vanstory is already on the road working to expand his busi ness Vanstory and Kotylo officially will step down from city council Monday night after serving three year terms They will be recog nized for their public service dur ing a ceremony pan Monday af New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell St Robert Kendrick will officially take his oath of office night as the new District 4 repre sentative and Debbie Flume will take her oath of office Monday night to take over the District 3 seat They were elected by their respective districts May 6 Both Vanstory and Kotylo served one threeyear term and were eligible to run for reelec tion but neither did although for vastly different reasons Vanstory who owns Quick Align and Alignment Concepts Inc in New Braunfels said his business took up a lot of time making it difficult to devote enough energy to council Assistant Carol Watson said Vanstory had been out of town 50 percent of the time since the first of the year Speaking on a cellular phone SeeCOUNCIUBA SWEARING IN Debbie Flume and Robert Kendrick will be sworn in as District 3 and 4 councilmembers respectively Monday at the New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave FLUME KENDRICK Reading writing and waterslides Local smdents have the hottest coolest time in math class Staff Wrttir vpCpOpV tomantha Linpmfelter are science and hydralics Really truly and completely immersed Just ask them They were among kids from 34 schools including all 410 OakRun took part in aspecii in Braunfels It was BOOM class loud It was math mechanics science and SchUtterbahn style Friday was the waterpark resorts fourth annual Aqua Lab Aqua Lab teaches children about math and science and how they apply to a waterpark Aad almost seemingly accidentally the are learning quite a bit along the way even if they may never we Schlittwbahn or iti 4Md to Biitft itht drat WHKJillBi SeeMATHAA Affordable housing project resurfaces BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Developers of a proposed taxcredit housing complex are hoping third times the charm Amistad Affordable Housing Inc is asking New Braunfels City Council to approve Monday a reso lution supporting its application for federal housing tax credit for Evergreen Townhomes The project was approved by council in 1999 despite public opposition but it was denied federal funding In 1998 Amistad also was denied federal ftlnding for a proposal to develop Huisache Villas off Busi ness 35 Some of the residents who previously opposed Evergreen say their concerns have not abated During a public hear ing conducted by the Texas Department of Housing and Commu nity Affairs in June 1999 15 residents voiced opposition to the project citing concerns about crime increased traffic overcrowding and water availability Larry Doeppen schmidt who lives on Morningside Drive near the proposed develop ment site said In my opinion I hope they dont get the tax cred But Im not going to fight them verbally at the If approved Evergreen would be an 80unit com plex for lowtomoderatelevel income families on South Water Lane off Interstate 35 behind the Department of Public Safety office It would include 66 twoand threebedroom townhomes and 16 oneand twobedroom apartments The apartments would be built four to a building When the project didnt receive federal funding this past year developers decided instead to build marketrate apartments using conventional financ ing But John Seidel a codeveloper with Amistad said Amistad could not get any financing for the project We tried three different financial institutions he Written com ments either in sup port or in opposition of a proposed tax credit housing com plex in New Braunfels can be sent to Chemo M Njie LIHTC Program Manager Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Post Office Box 13941 Austin Texas 787113941 See Not your moth ers math class tan stu clockwise i top ten Nick Miner Shane Fisher Krystin Ramirez andSamantna UngamfeNer put In an exhaustive days work Friday at