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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 25, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZL Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in or 2 can water today before 9 and after 7 Well users with addresses endino In 2 or 3 can water today between midnight at 10 and from 8 to midnight JG Vol 149 No 181 14 pages in 2 sections July 25 2000 TUESDAY Serving Coma County since 1852 50 cents McKENNA 2000 Prognosis Jor hope Inside Find out what the Balanced Budget Act did to American hospi tals and whats being done to fix Bush taps Cheney as his VP Former defense secretary says hell take the job PHILADELPHIA AP Texas Gov George W Bush on Monday selected for mer Defense Secretary Dick Cheney to be his running mate rounding out the GOP ticket with a Washington insider who played a piv otal role in his fathers presidency CHENEY A highly placed GOP source said Bush planned to make the offer Monday night or Tuesday Cheney has told associates he would accept it Its said a senior GOP official familiar with the deliberations speaking on condition of anonymity Cheney brings the ticket a wealth of foreign policy experience and stature traits that Bush a twoterm Texas governor lacks him self He is a bridge between Bush and his father former President George Bush who put Cheney in his Cabinet and promoted him for his sons ticket See Dick Cheney NAME Richard Cheney AGEBIRTH DATE 59 bom Jan HOMETOWN Lincoln Neb RELIGION Methodist FAMILY Wife Lynne a native of Casper two grown daughters EXPERIENCE White House chief of staff under Gerald Ford 197476 Wyoming represen tative 197889 secretary of defense under President Bush 198993 chairman and CEO of DallasBased Halliburton 1995present Restore New Braunfels Television crews document Offerman restoration work for HGTV K JESSIE After filming all day Sunday at the Offerman ranch Don Offerman walks field producer John Litschke and cameraman Chuck Shedd through downtown New Braunfels shortly before the evenings lightning strikes Below left Don Phyllis and Caitlyn Offerman show off their two log cabins and their restored home for the Texas episode of Restore filmed Sunday Below right from the upstairs of one log cabin looking onto the second the Offerman homestead offers the look and feel of old BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer John Litschke a television producer for a home restoration program has seen his share of restored homes and histori cal buildings But something about the little yellow Victorian home with the white trim tucked back into the Texas Hill Country caught his eye This past weekend Litschke brought his production crew to Offerman Ranch on Herbelin Road off Texas 46 to film the Offerman family home as a feature for Restore a television program on the Home and Garden Network Restoring the Victorian home to its original remamed in the Offerman family for more charm and beauty has been more than a 20 tnan a centurv year project for Don and Marie Offerman their son Don Offerman Jr and his wife Phylis The house originally was built in down town New Braunfels in 1893 and it has That was one of the reasons the project made a great story for his show Litschke said I see a lot of he said on Sunday See NB man dies in FM 306 motorcycle accident FROM STAFF REPORTS A motorcycle accident on Farm toMarket Road 306 Sunday claimed the life of a 60yearold New Braun fels man Dead at the scene of the noontime accident was DarreU Stephen Smith of New Braunfels Texas Department of Public Safe ty Cpl Rick Alvarez said Smith was traveling east on FM 306 when he allegedly passed eastbound traffic in a no passing zone on his 1989 Yama ha motorcycle The motorcycle col lided with a 1999 Mercury fourdoor driven by Alfonso Balderas 42 of San Antonio The accident occurred west of New Braunfels about a mile and a half east of Purgatory Road Alvarez said Balderas who was traveling west bound swerved toward the north side of the roadway to try to avoid a col lision but Smiths motorcycle slammed into the drivers side door of the car Balderas suffered minor facial injuries He was treated at McKenna Memorial Hospital and then released Sunday afternoon His wife Maria was uninjured Smith was helped by a doctor and nurse who were driving by the scene as well as sheriffs deputies and mem bers of the Canyon Lake rescue squad Alvarez reported A rescue helicopter was called to the scene but Smith was pronounced dead at by County Judge Danny Scheel Alvarez said The weather was clear at the time of the accident and the roadway was dry Alvarez said the accident was under investigation Hotels get slot on tax committee ALEXANDER BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The hotel industry won rep resentation Monday on New Braunfels hotel occupancy tax committee The New Braunfels City Council vot ed 61 Mon day to allow the New Braunfels Lodging and Restaurant Association to select a representa tive to add to the citys hotel occupancy tax commit tee Mayor Stoney Williams was the only council member to vote against the proposition He had asked the council to allow the hotel association to name three representatives to the committee However his motion died after Councilman Larry Alexander drawing from an idea Mayor Pro Tem Juan Luis Martinez presented suggested adding just one additional member While the vote was almost unanimous several council members had expressed strong opinions against adding three members 1 want this committee to do Councilwoman Juliet Watson said as she voted in favor of adding one member from the hotel industry In May voters approved a special election binding the city to spend about 14 percent of the tax to enhance arts and cultural organizations IN OTHER ACTION Also on Monday the City Council Delayed considera tion of a proposal to trade property with the Sophienburg Museum and Archives The museum has asked city give the museum the unused Dittlinger Memorial Library and in exchange for the Float Inn prop erty adjacent to Prince Solms Park Tube Chute or let the muse um buy the library directly for Gave final approval to an ordinance setting the minimum fine for lit tering or dumping at and the maxi mum fine at Gave final approval to an ordinance nomi nating an approximate 5squaremile area for an enterprise zone including areas around Katy Street Solms Road and the Farmto Market Road 306 industrial area Late Monday night the council still was dis cussing two proposals in which voters could be asked to reconsider the way the city allo cates and spends its sales tax revenues INSIDE Key Code 76 See Dont forget burn ban Comal County commis sioners have imposed a ban on outdoor burning in the county The ban prohibits open fires in unincorporated areas of Comal County The New Braunfels Fire Department reports the ban also will be enforced within the city The county order sets out a fine of up to for violations which are Class C misdemeanors The ban will be in effect for 90 days unless weath er changes
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