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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 13, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW Water New Braunfels Utilities cus tomers with addresses ending in or 2 can water today after 7 well users with addresses ending In 2 or 3 can water today after 8 Vol 149 No 147 14 pages in 2 sections June o 3 3 rnCROPUB tc EL pflSO TX I TUESDAY TUNG Serving Cornal County since 1852 50 cents Downtown performance Repfercussion Productions performs Comedy of Errors at today in the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Tickets are on sale now at the Brauntex ChinanThings and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Cdmmerce For information call 606 0729 Man darts into traffic suffers several fractures BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer A small flask of McCormick Vodka rested in the middle of a Buick windshield cracked like an eggshell Monday night after a man stepped in front of the car on Business 35 near the Internation al House of Pancakes The man whose not released was transported by heli copter to University Hospital in San Antonio about 9 after he allegedly darned in front if the Buick hit his head on the wind shield and flipped onto the roof of the car New Braunfels Police Department officers said The man described as being in his 30s received multiple skull fractures broken legs a possibly broken pelvis and other fractures officials said The 47yearold New Braun fels man driving the Buick said he barely had time to touch the brakes He just came out of the driver said He flew across the road just like a NBPD officers said alcohol narcotics could have con tributed to the man darting into traffic and not seeing the Buick Rainfall helped restrictions still on K JESSIE Sitting On the low end of Loop 337 the grounds at McCoys Building Supply Center were waterlogged Monday afternoon STAFF REPORTS The weekend storms that soaked New Braunfels with an average of three to four inches of rain have brought rainfall totals for the month and year up to averages but area officials caution residents to continue their efforts to conserve water Clay Anderson a National Weath er Service forecaster in the NWS office at New Braunfels Municipal Airport said Monday afternoon the rain gauge at the airport registered about inches of precipitation between Friday and Monday The general feel we got was that New Braunfels and its surround ings Friday through Monday aver They mil remain in place until the 10day rolling average of the Jl 7 well or Comal is above trigger level Gretchen Reuwer NBU manager of customer rela tions and communications aged between three and four inches with some isolated areas seeing up to six Anderson said Its a good amount of rain its a lot of For today New Braunfels can expect gradually increasing sunshine but a few isolated showers as well Anderson said Because Fridays storms saturated the ground subsequent rain during the weekend led NWS to issue flood warnings in the area Anderson said We had problems Saturday and Sunday The Ouadalupe River rose significantly I heard from the sheriffs office that it had to close some of the River Road crossings Saturday When I came over the Comal River at San Antonio Street about it had come up bigtime too It hap pens whenever New Braunfels gets three or four inches of Anderson said the area had transi tioned into a rainy pattern that will See Man presumed drowned K JESSIE Rescue workers use underwater infrared video and divers between bouts of rain Monday as they look for a man who is believed to have drowned Sunday High winds murky water and underground trees added to the frustration BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer Exactly one month after the body of a 21yearold drowned man was found by divers at Canyon Lake another family somberly paced the shores at Comal Park Monday as recovery teams searched for a 26yearold man who disappeared beneath the deep water Sunday afternoon Eight divers and search team members fought wind choppy water and sporadic showers from 8 to 4 Monday to search the southern Canyon Lake peninsula area where Angel Carrasco last was seen swimming However searchers were unable to find the body of the Houston area man how presumed drowned Comal County Sher iffs Office officials said The San Marcos Area Recovery Team Canyon Lake dive team US See K JESSIE As rescue workers search for a Canyon Lake drowning victim family and friends seek shelter from one of several short storms on Monday WATSON City halts Meadow Creek development BY HEATHER Tooo Writer Brookshire Homes will prp ceed with legal action against the city of New Braunfels over the citys stopwork order on Meadow Creek subdivision development a representative of the developer said Monday night During Mondays council meeting District 2 councilman Larry Alexander speaking torn the audience microphone said he supported the citys necessary I have no sympathy for what they doing to the people who live in Dis trict AlEXANDER Alexander said many people ues of weir homes poses to build are in violation Sherry Taylor Herndon a of city ordinance because they representative with Brookshire were not of fee same average Homes said the develop value construction type and er would punue legal action size as the established property because the situation could not in the Bald bennolved Theac EarUer this month the city ow Creek denied building permits to Brookfihire to build 17 homes in the Meadow Creek subdivi sion off Pahmeyer Road The tion signed by 80 local resi stopwork order was placed dents the proposed INSIDE Abby 7A Classifieds 38 Forum 0A 4A Movies 7A 3A Sports 12B Tetevteion 38 mat would allow Brookwure ment violated city ordinance Tubers still can do business outdoors BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Sometimes people just gotta was the argument made by some New Braunfels City Council members Monday night as they voted down a proposed city ordinance to make it illegal for someone to do their business out doors A proposed ordinance that would have pro hibited urination or defecation on open ground either public or private within die city limits failed in a 42 vote Mayor Stoney Williams abstained from voting District 6 councilwoman Juliet Watson said she had concerns about prohibiting people from answering the call of nature outdoors if the city did not provide any alternative It think its unfair to tell them you cant do it but then dont give a place for them to she said Several residents agreed saying the city should provide public restrooms along the riv er if tubers werent allowed to go on private or public ground The discussion about where residents could do their business got more than few chuckles from the audience Resident Tony Chammas said Are we going to put up signs letting them know theres a portapotty up ahead and to hold on What about people going in the river Are we going to govern that too and put dye in the river Currently New Braunfels has a law pro hibiting disorderly conduct and public exposure of the genital area But city attorney Floyd Akers said the proposed ordinance would give officers more leeway to issue citations District 4 councilman Robert Kendrick said he requested the ordinance because people were climbing out of the river to do their busi ness on public and private property City council also voted down in a 43 vote a proposed city ordinance that would have made it illegal to throw stones or other missiles Kendrick said he sought me ordinance after a 17yearold Pollock boy suffered a skull fracture in a rockthrowing incident on the Ouadalupe River Memorial Day weekend Akers said the rockthrowing incident esca lated from a water balloon fight The police department has said one of its biggest problems on the river is people throw ing water balloons and beer he said But Mayor Williams said enforcing the law would be difficult because a law enforce ment officer would have to catch someone in the act Chammas said the ordinance was too vague and would penalize residents for rocks with their children andplaying games You cant regulate stupidity No law will A i i said   

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