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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW Water Restrictions Utilities customers with addresses can water today before 9 and formation call 6088925 HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 233 18 pages in 2 sections September 23 2000 O TT3 Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents CHRIS Irene Bartels this years honorary parade marshal has been involved with the coun ty fair for 60 years Fair parade marshal marks another first BY BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor Being first is nothing new to Irene Bartels She was the first female director for the Comal County Fair Association and later became the first secretary for the associa tion It only seems fitting that after having worked with the association for 60 years Bartels should serve as the first honorary parade marshal for the new millennium Im very Bartels said The 88yearold said she saw early on how the Comal County Fair brought people together People out in the country came into town for the she said I was from the coun try and knew those people It the fair appealed to Bartels first involvement with the fair was serving as chairman of handwork embroidery crocheted I enjoyed working with people seeing all the exhibits and helping to put them togeth she said In 1972 when vacancies opened on the fair associations board of directors Bartels was asked to fill a spot All of the tobaccochewing funnyspeak ing directors thought it was going to cramp their Bartels said There was some opposition but it wasnt bad I guess they left the tobacco at home and used their lan guage somewhere else I enjoyed every year of Bartels served three years on the board of directors before taking the first secretarial position and serving in that position until 1991 In 1992 she was named a senior director The parade marshal said she enjoyed working with people she had Several fair association members are referred to as her You know people like County Judge Danny Scheel he is one of my See OA Water key to growth plans BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The county committee charged with examining growthrelated issues and developing strategies for coping with them conducted its organizational meet ing Friday The 13member Waterwise Growth Study Committee appointed two Comal County representatives as committee co chairs endorsed proposed new onsite sewage facility OSSF regulations and decided it needed more time to study new subdivision rules that will tie water availability to plat approvals The rules would also run up addition al expenses for developers who would have to hire an engi neer to certify that water exists for a pro ject and would have to pay for wells to test and monitor groundwater avail ability before any income is realized from a project Comal County Assistant District Attorney and county counsel Nathan Rheinlander and County Engineer Tom Hornseth were unanimously appointed to head the group The committee and its work grew out of a ninemonth county moratorium on HORNSETH highdensity home construction on lots smaller than one acre The action was tak en to give the county time to study growth and waterrelated issues and come up with a program to address them The countys high est concerns County Judge Danny Scheel has said include preserving the countys quality of life and protecting its aquifers I think these issues are of utmost importance to Comal Scheel RHEINLANDER Monoceras New Braunfels highs dance team kicking up honors BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer The Monoceras wanted a little respect and last summer they kicked their way into getting some at a summer camp in South Padre Twenty different schools from around the state attended the weeklong Amer ican Dance and Drill Team camp but by the end it was all about the Mono ceras I didnt know what to Director Kellie Jackson said I was very excited for them and really Five of them earned AilAmerican honors three others received honor able mentions and the entire group won two Division 1 titles for their high kick and parade performances Topping off their run judges picked four Monoceras to fill half of eight coveted invitations to compete at Nationals We worked really hard so we knew that we would do really Capt Brittany Buckner said The New Braunfels High School dancers give a lot of credit to Jackson who has been with the program for a year for the success In less than a year she turned the program on its ear and tuned the girls into a welloiled machine Its a lot more disciplined and struc Buckner said I feel that we get more respect and admiration from the community because it looks like we know what were To achieve that look they practice for two hours before school every morning and two afternoons a week Capt Tiffany Hoffmann won an All American title and will compete at nationals She is in her second year with the Monoceras and had to hear about her awards over the telephone I felt more confident because we spent most of our week working on CHRIS The Monoceras dance team regularly performs routines during halftime periods at New Braunfels High School football games They recently took honors in competition at South Padre Island technique rather than just Hoff mann said Jackson stresses technique in and out of the gym A strict demerit code cov ers composure grooming and man ners wearing flipflops or cracked nail polish does not fly on her watch I want them to learn more than how kick to their Jackson said If it bothers any of the 22 dancers they do not have much room to com plain Jackson went through everything she expects of them and more I still dance and study and my degree is in dance and I think that makes a big Jackson said Jackson would do well to install a revolving door to the office because the dancers pop in and out like rabbits Sometimes they want help tweaking a routine sometimes it seems they just want to be near her I just fell in love with the school the people and the students I couldnt pass up the opportunity to work Jackson said INSIDE Your guide to New Braunfels River conditions weather what to do where to go road work map Bluesland comes to town this weekend Find out inside where the band is playing Brookshire city near settlement agreement BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will consider a proposed settlement agreement with Brook shire Homes Monday The city and Brookshire have wrangled for a number of months over homes Brookshire is building in the Meadow Creek subdivision off Pahmeyer Road The city claimed the homes violated city ordinance because they MEETING WHO New Braunfels City Council WHAT Regular meeting WHEN Monday WHERE Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave were not the same average value size type and construction as other homes in the area Brookshire sued New Braunfels as a result of the citys efforts to make the company comply with its interpre tation of the ordinance In August a district judge granted an injunc tion against the city that allowed work to con tinue on 12 homes already under construc tion However the judge did not grant an injunc tion that would have allowed Brookshire to start building other homes in the subdivision as originally planned The proposed settlement if approved would end Brookshires lawsuit against the city The city officials along with Brookshire Homes officials met earlier this week and arrived at an agreement that appears to be acceptable to everyone said Connolly spokesman for Brookshire Homes It will require Brookshire Homes to build to standards in keeping with the goals the city has outlined previously and it is going to allow Brookshire Homes and the Meadow Creek development to basically relaunch and remar See INSIDE Key Code 76 Coming Sunday a look at Comal County Fairs m gone by as longtime leaders of the Ji fair association recall their favorite memories oj this annual tradition Don your kilts for Days of Scots festival BY CARLOS M CHRISTIANSON HeraldZeitung Correspondent People of all ages are invited to take part in the 12th annual Days of the Scots Sept 2930 at John Knox Ranch in Fischer The twoday festival features the sights and sounds of ancient Scotland in the Texas Hill Country Three hundred acres of ranch land along banks of the Blanco River just west of Wimberley have been reserved for the performers merchants cooks and educators who will give seminars on the Scottish culture Photo submitted The Silver Thistle Pipes and Drums will perform during the 12th annual Days of the Scots Tex Rogers publisher of The Southwest Scots a quarterly magazine said the John Knox Ranch had always sponsored the Days of Scots because of its Presbyterian connections John Knox was a leader of the Protestant movement in Scotland many years Rogers said Hes the one that drove Mary Queen of Scots off her Activities will include performances by bagpipe and drum bands Highland dancers Scottish country dancers and singers Highland athletics clan gather ings and sheep dog demonstrations Authentic Scottish food will be served See