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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 5, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW HERALD PELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending in or 2 can water today after 7 Edwards Aquifer well users with addresses end ing In 0 and 1 water from 3 to 8 and from 8 to 10 Vol 149 No 217 14 pages in 2 sections September 5 2000 Q jv Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Beer ban supporters collecting signatures KATHLEEN KRUEGER Citizens group braves heat hecklers BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The Citizens United to Save Our Rivers were sunburned sweating and aching Mon day afternoon They had worked three days in record breaking temperatures focused on gathering enough signatures to place a proposed river alcohol ban on the November ballot In spite of the heat and occasional heckling their resolve remained unwilled Were just really cochair Kathleen Krueger said We know were up against a short deadline Theres a time to rest and its not Kruegers group formed late this past week to support a petition for the river alco hol ban The group must obtain at least signatures for it to be considered by the city council but Krueger and her sup porters are pushing for signatures They must submit the petition to the city by this afternoon Then the city will verify the signatures At that point a city council meet ing could be called to consider the petition See BEER NB police arrest more than 50 on river BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels police arrested more than 50 people this weekend as a result of increased law enforcement on the Comal River After a mandate from city council the police department placed one of its largest forces ever on the Comal River to control the holiday crowds Lt Doug Dunlap said 16 officers manned the river Saturday 14 officers were on the river Sunday and six worked Monday No major incidents occurred on the river he said Dunlap said police made about 12 arrests Saturday 36 Sunday and six as of about 6 Monday Also police issued more than 30 citations for violations ranging from littering to resist ing arrest Dunlap said The presence of police certainly did assist in calming the crowd he said Hometown boy takes reins Former Marion student finds himself superintendent of school district K JESSIE Marion school superintendent Dennis Dreyer gets down to the students level by eating lunch in the school cafeteria Dreyer knows what its like to eat in the Marion school cafeterias he attended school in Marion BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Inheriting a school district in the midst of a personality change doesnt make a job transi tion for a new administrator easy but Marion Independent School District superintendent Dennis Dreyer has been preparing for the job his entire life His family has farmed the land for genera tions and he began his career within the dis trict in 1981 He even has a connection to the building his office is in his great uncle helped build it at the turn of the 20th century Im what they call a hometown boy Dreyer said Im what they call a home town boy Dennis Dreyer Marion ISD superintendent Rung by rung the superintendent climbed his way up the MISD ranks as a student teacher principal and assistant superinten dent Two months ago he accepted the superin tendents job Now he must tackle a multilayered prob lem that starts with a projected enrollment growth rate of 30 percent in the next five years packed classrooms aging facilities teacher recruitment and keeping the personal touch in education Were outgrowing the existing Dreyer said And while preparing for growth Id like to preserve that rural atmos phere and that youre not a number when you come to MISD Youre a person and youre treated like Preserving the smalltown feeling in the classroom is something that was important to his predecessor too Tom DeKunder who is an assistant professor at St Marys See Comal feeliri hot hot hot Meteorologists Relief could be on the way BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Recordbreaking heat and an unrelenting highpressure system made it hard for anyone to keep cool Labor Day Weekend The highpressure system has worked like a Ziploc seal and kept clouds out air dry and tempera tures high For bathers trying to get some relief from the heat the low waters of the Comal and Guadalupe rivers werent much help against after noon temperatures that reached 110 degrees by 3 If its not a record its pretty meteorologist Latrice Max ie said She said historical records of New Braunfels temperatures were unavailable but that the same tem peratures in San Antonio broke a 109degree record there Mike Garza a San Antonio auto mechanic in town to work on a friends car kept a wellstocked ice chest and a lawn chair less than three feet from him to keep from overheating If we werent such good friends I definitely wouldnt be out Garza said wiping his brow with a sweatsopped towel I mean Im used to it being hot but this The weather service meteorolo gists say the pressure system will move north today and they pre dict temperatures in the 90s the rest of the week Moisture caught at the edges of the pressure system could bring rain to the area by tonight Clouds and a little moisture should keep the temperatures from climbing well above Maxie said CHRIS Corey Awaldt 11 who recently moved to New Braunfels from North Carolina spends Labor Day catching tadpoles for fish ing bait Monday afternoon at Landa Park Paramedic Lloyd Hausman who works for the New Braunfels and Bulverde emergency medical ser vice departments warned residents to stay out of the heat The best way to protect yourself is to not be out there in he said Stay out of the Heatrelated illnesses include mild cases of dehydration heat cramps and heat exhaustion The most severe and lifethreatening problem is heat stroke The way heat stroke works the affected person could have a diminished mental capacity and not really know how much trouble theyre Hausman said If it went to one of those final stages heatrelated then early intervention and quick interven tion is the only thing that is going to See County to discuss conservation easements Programs could cut taxes protect open land BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A state official will visit Comal County Commissioners Court Thursday to talk about ways owners of open land can protect their properties from subdivision reduce the taxes and keep them in the family County Judge Danny Scheel said Carolyn Scheffer with the Texas Parks and Wildlife agencys Land Conservation Pro gram would discuss the benefits of conserva tion ease ments She also will answer ques tions so Scheel said he wanted residents to attend Commis sioners meet at in the commissioners courtroom on the third floor of the Comal County Courthouse Annex 150 N Seguin Ave Scheffer is ten tatively scheduled to speak start ing at Comal County is looking for SCHEEL ways to protect its quality of life and environment Scheel said the public had an interest in pro tecting open land Id really like to get the word out to anybody who could be Scheel said Please come down and listen to this important A conservation easement cre ates tax benefits for landowners who might wish to protect their property from development What the property owner does is agrees to a deed restriction that specifies what type of development might take place on a given piece of property while keeping ownership of the property In essence the owner agrees to give up certain rights that are tailored to a particular piece of property An example would be a right to subdivide a property or construct buildings on it A property with conservation or historic value can be protect ed by an easement or property restriction This land can include but is not necessarily limited to forest wetland farms ranches endangered species habitat beaches scenic areas or historic areas according to the Washington Land Trust Alliance Granting See INSIDE Key Code 76 Bush Gore head into fall campaigns AMIAlGNi NAPERV1LLE 111 AP Opening his fall campaign George W Bush taunted rival Al Gore today for rejecting his offer of three presidential 3C K C debates All of a sudden the words anytime anywhere dont mean Bush told a Labor Day rally Bush and running mate Dick Cheney togeth er opened a campaign push through six Mid west battlegrounds with Illinois and Michigan first The Gore campaign held open the pos sibility of negotiations over three more wide ly televised primetime debates For a look at how the candidates got here and where they go from here see Page 8A
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