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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW PELS HERALD7 Water Restriction New Braunfels Utilities cus can water I7TTT o 3 m i i row rwo Vol 149 No 155 22 pages in 2 sections June 23 2000 FRIDAY SO IX M serving 50 cents Home Depots Ingrfd Dibrell left and Tammy Ireland sit out in the garden area with some of the mosquito repellents the store carries K JESSIE HeraldZertung Council to ponder newsletter BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A citywide taxpayerfunded newslet ter sent to local residents each month could cost the city about a year not including the staff time that would be required to produce it Based on those figures New Braunfels City Council could decide Monday night whether to develop a citywide newslet ter written by city staff to inform local residents about city events and ongoing projects Council will discuss the newsletter when they meet Monday at New Braunfels Municipal Build ing meeting room D 424 S Castell Avenue At a June 12 council meeting District 4 council man Robert Kendrick dis cussed the possi bility of creating a monthly newslet ter saying he often heard complaints about the lack of information the average citizen received Kendrick said he wanted to create the newsletter because he believed the citys biggest problem was a lack of commu nication with residents With a newspaper with a relatively small circulation and one radio station there are a lot of people the news doesnt get out he said The radio station has a specific for mat and not all residents like it Every sta tion has its own kind of format and some people like certain stations over he said Kendrick said there was a lot of infor mation not readily available to the public City Manager Mike Shands said it was not uncommon for cities to produce newsletters to informresidente about city activities citing examples such as Web See A debate between District 4 city council man Robert Kendrick and Southwest Texas State University jour nalism professor Fred Elevens about a pro posed citywide newsletter will aironKGNB 1420 AM at 9 Saturday INSIDE OB Attack of the giant mosquito ciipkincr Hncrc DUt the pesky bugs also can carry i Bloodsucking bugs OH the BY BETTY TAYLOR Staff Writer In Texas we like things bigger and when it cdmes to mosquitoes In the bug world the recent rainy weather translates into one thing mosquito heaven Most of the time a mosquito sting results in a scratchy itchy welt and heartworm disease which affects dogs Karen Preiss with the Comal County Health Department said while there were some cases of dengue fever reported along the border last year there were no known cases reported in this area But Preiss said area residents might notice an increase in mosquitoes a week or two after heavy rains See ABATEMENT To eliminate mosquitoes Dispose of tin cans plastic con tainers ceramic pots or similar water holding containers Drill holes in the bottom of recy cling containers Clean clogged roof gutters regu larly Roof gutters are easily over looked but can produce millions of mosquitoes each season Turn over wheelbarrows and dont allow water to stagnate in bird baths The same holds true for wad ing pools Aerate ornamental pools or stock them with fish Repair leaky pipes outside faucets and move air conditioner drain hoses frequently Change water in flower vases bird baths planters and animal watering pans twice a week Sources Home Depot and Texas Department of Health New Broadway K JESSIE Participants rehearse Thursday night at the New Braunfels Civic Center for the Red Stocking a biennial fundraiser for the New Braunfels Civic Center The show opens tonight 4 Red Stocking Revue opens BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Civic Center isnt on Broadway It isnt exactly offBroadway either Its way offBroadway by something like a couple thousand miles But tonight Broadway comes to the Civic Center with the Red Stock ing Revue the New Braunfels Com munity Service Centers biennial fundraiser The theme of this years Revue is 100 years of music a retrospective of the 20th century Performances are 8 tonight and Saturday with a 3 matinee Sunday General Admission tickets are available at the door for adults and children Reserved tickets are available TflWugh the New Braunfels Community Service Cen ter at for adults 3439 The Community Service Center is said CSC Director Suzie Garcia For two hours of going back through the 1900s and being thoroughly enter tained come by and take in the Red Stocking Come by and take in Garcia too shell be one of many area folks who will clear their throats put on the grease paint and pull on their danc ing shoes to take part in the show Im in a couple of Gar cia acknowledged There are new faces in this yearns production and a number of old faces as well Garcia said Two years go by and you dont see some of these people Then all of a sudden youre sitting there at rehearsals you turn around and there they are the old feelings the camaraderie youve shared all return It is just so very much fun This is our big fundraiser every other year since 1988 It involves a lot of people its a major project and a lot of work Everybodys been working super super flie Garcia said Im deeply grateful to all these people who put in their time Theyre doing this because they believe in the cause of helping other people Were very fortunate we live in a community that is so Garcia said This years numbers include Bill Dont Get Around Much any Bandstand I Will Splish Spice Up Your Life and others Beaumont native and Doylestown resident Milburn Amy directs this years Red Stocking Revue Production coordinator for Cargill Amy has directed pro ductions in more than 25 states Contentious case ends in execution BY MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press Writer HUNTSVILLE AP Gary Graham subject of the most contentious Texas death penalty case since Gov George W Bush began running for president was executed Thursday night for a 1981 murder he said he did not commit Graham 36 received a lethal injection for the killing of a man in a holdup outside a Houston supermarket The state parole board and appeals courts rejected his arguments that he was convict ed on shaky evidence from a single eyewitness and that his trial lawyer did a poor job Graham who had vowed to fight like hell on the trip to the death chamber put up a struggle He was strapped to the gurney around his wrists and across his restraints than are normally used in Texas executions He made a long defiant final statement in which he reasserted his innocence said he was being lynched and called the death penalty a holocaust for black Americans He asked to be called Shaka Sankofa to reflect his African heritage I die fighting for what I believed Graham said The truth will come Bush said he supported the execution and point ed out that Grahams case had been reviewed by 33 state and federal judges After considering all of the facts I am con vinced justice is being Bush said after final appeals were denied May God bless the victim the family of the victim and may God bless Mr Grahams supporting witnesses included the Rev Jesse Jackson the Rev Al Sharpton and Biana Jagger representing Amnesty International Wit nesses said Jackson and Graham prayed and Gra ham looked at Jackson just before he died Also present were some of the victims of Gra hams other crimes and Bobby Banners the grand son of Bobby Lambert the man he was convicted of killing My heart goes out to the Graham family as they begin the grieving process I also pray Gary Graham made peace with God But I truly believe justice has been Hanners said Outside the Huntsville prison hundreds of Gra ham supporters gathered in stifling heat and humid ity near the brick building where 222 executions have now been carried out since capital punish ment resumed in Texas in 1982 The total is by far the highest in the nation Committee keeps going and going Drainage ordinance Still in BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer New Braunfels City Couwilprob ably will not have a drainage Wi nance in its hands until later next month as the Drainage sory Committee to work out kinks in tte wording pf two draft drainage ordinance that provides the witl1 8 mechanism to fund drainage projects Now a year later jta committee have two ordinances to n crty engweer there some issues aiui con cems to te worketj out the ordinances were ed to council Were realty m ready to go to Turning back time Eleanor Coldeway shows campers Adam Chalupa and Lauren Hamilton how to make sausage the good oldfash ioned at Heritage Camp at Conservation Plaza on Thursday   

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