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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEwi Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending In 3 or 4 can water today before 9 and 7 For information call 6088925 i UNG Vol 149 No 236 16 pages in 2 sections September 27 2000 DMP QFl AV Serving Comal snce 50 cents K JESSIE SLATEN HeraldZeitung For almost 20 years Gerald Kitten has come into The Original Barber Shop for a haircut With its 50yearold chairs and traditions just as old it is a mix ture of loyalty convenience and good oldfash ioned battering Barbershop cuts its time in NB history BY UANAwONES TVmtlirvtt 10 i VT 11 BY DANA JONES HeraldZeitung correspondent Back when I Like Ike was the presiden tial campaign slogan of the day Elijah Brown was giving men a close shave and maybe a new haircut Back in the 1950s men did not go to the ladies hair salon and ladies were not allowed beyond the red white and blue barber pole unless they were Through 12 presidential elections Browns customers made themselves com fortable in one of the three barbers chairs or one of the waiting chairs They carried on political debates expressed views told jokes some clean some not and requested the latest in mens hairstyles But after 45 original BarbeV Shop next to Brauntex Theater in downtown New Gail Hull said She has been a barber at Browns shop for five years He put the store here Originally it was on the other side of the street Brown now 69 has been in ill health since June Hull said Brauntex told Brown of the groups intentions about one year ago but only recently finalized the closing date Hull said the shop did between 30 and 40 cuts per day and one week before closing L iwi i oiauiiicA nicaici m uowniown iNcw mis per aay ana one week before closing accompanying their little boys for their first Braunfels will close the doors on Friday the shop was busy greeting longestablished i haircuts Brauntex is taking it over for the See Carnival in Comal People stand in line to get tickets for rides Tuesday night at the fair grounds The Comal County Fair started Tuesday with the rs carnival Read about Night in Old New Braunfels on Page 4A and see the Comal County Fair entertainment schedule on page 4B INSIDE Key Code 76 Scooter Store 200 jobs for BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The Scooter Store asked the New Braunfels Economic Development Corp for a loan Tuesday that is larger than any the group has ever awarded The Scooter Store asked for a mil lion loan that would be used to help construct a new building for what com pany officials described as a space strapped business In return the com pany would create 200 new jobs Then the loan would be forgiven if the company created those jobs by Nov The largest loan the economic devel opment corp has approved in its approximate 5year life was for to Simpson Race Products Scooter Store officials asked the cor porations board of directors to present the proposal to the city council at its next meeting However the board did not take any action on the request Tuesday Instead it scheduled a meeting Mon day to discuss the issue further Scooter Store President Doug Harri son and Chief Financial Officer Tony Smith told the board that its space prob over two years Smith told the board Locally the number of New Braun fels residents employed by The Scoot er Store has grown from 13 to 160 a percent growth Smith said The Scooter Store employs more than 300 people locally But Smith said the companys growth slowed down in the last quarter We are very very Smith said We have no place to Harrison agreed and said We have Brookshire settlement available for review BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels could get most of what it wanted in a proposed settlement with Brookshire Homes City Attorney Floyd Akers said The city council on Monday postponed action on the possible settlement until a special meeting at Oct 10 giving residents time to inspect the proposed agreement Copies of the possible settlement agreement are available at the municipal building 424 S Castell Ave We believe we have come to what is a fair agreement with all par Akers told council Monday Brookshire and the city have been involved in a legal battle for a number of months regarding Brookshires Meadow Creek development off Pahmeyer Road The city said the homes the company was build ing violated city ordi nance because they were not the same size value type and construction as other homes in the area Brookshire sued the city in district court as a result of the dispute A district judge granted Brookshire a restraining order that allowed the company to complete 12 homes already under con OTHER ACTION In other action Monday night New Braunfels City Council Approved on final reading an ordinance that prohibits transporting ani mals in an unsafe man ner and leaving animals in vehicles under danger ous circumstances Violations of this ordi nance are punishable by fines of up to Approved on second reading an ordinance designating the citys drainage system a public utility and creating two fees to support the drainage system The ordinance must be approved once more before it becomes law and postponed selection of three members for the infrastructure improve ment corp board of direc tors The board members will be selected following applicant interviews dur ing a special council meeting on Oct 10 struction lems are curtailing the companys had to throttle back growth for space growth The Scooter Store is based in New Braunfels but has offices in other states Overall the number of Scooter Store employees has grown percent reasons The companys solution to this prob lem is to construction a sort of office park Smith said See The proposed settlement agreement leaves those homes untouched However the remaining homes Brookshire plans to build in that area would have to meet certain conditions AH future Meadow Creek homes would have twocar garages See Lindheimer muralist seeks tax funds BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The Historic Outdoor Art Gallery of New Braunfels hopes a mural of the Father of Texas Botany is completed in time for his 200th birthday in May Wayne Rahe president of the gallerys board of directors became the first per son Tuesday to make a presentation to the citys hotel occupancy tax committee for bed tax funds Rahes organization is asking for toward a total mural of Ferdinand Lindheimer Lindheimer was the first er of what is now the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung and is known as the Father of Texas I really do feel it would be a big draw for bringing people into this Rahe said The Historic Outdoor Art Gallery focus es on the completion of historic murals that bring people to the community We kind of consider ourselves the bond between history and Rahe said Rahes organization already has com pleted one historic mural in downtown New Braunfels That mural has exceeded the art gallerys expectations he said Weve been amazed at how many peo ple have been attracted into the communi ty Rahe said The existing mural attracts tour buses and others but he said it is hard to know exactly how many people visit the mural because it is outside and does not have restricted viewing hours This is a familyoriented type of pro Rahe said It doesnt know any sea sons and it doesnt know any hours Also he said it is one of the only free things to do in Comal County See MURAL73A Shot in the arm Lone Star Primary firstgrader Kyle Dees gets a hepatitis shot with Nanette Burkhardt and Karon Preiss In its second year the volunteer program has had good success Shots will be administered at Memorial Primary today   

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