Saturday, October 14, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A HERALDZEITUNG Saturday October COUNTY LOCAL STATE FROM THE DISPATCH Marketing incorrectly listed In an article in the Friday Oct 13 edition of the HeraldZeitung information provided by the New Braunfels Police Department incorrectly list ed a Dallas area business as one of several busi nesses being investigated by the Texas Attorney General Offices fraud divi sion The HeraldZeitung con tacted the attorney gener als office on Friday after noon and confirmed that DFW Marketing was not and is not the subject of any action or investigation by the attorney generals office Mark Brandon president of DFW Marketing said his company has been involved in several suc cessful projects for Comal County organizations including Crimestoppers The HeraldZeitung apol ogizes for any misunder standing the article might have caused New Braunfels police are investigating an incident in which a disgruntled cus tomer reportedly struck a store clerk A 23yearold Seguin woman reported Thursday she was helping a cus tomer in a retail store in the 600 block of Business 35 when another customer approached her The second customer described to police as an elderly man asked for help The clerk said she told him shed be right with him as soon as she fin ished with the customer she had She said the man told her to never mind and hit her in the back with an open hand causing pain and a minor injury He then left the store Striking a person in that manner is a class A misde meanor assault punishable by a fine of up to or a sentence of up to one year in county jail or both the detective said Anyone who saw the incident or knows anything about it is asked to call Det Sean Gabbard at 608 2185 Burglary Someone who broke into a business late Wednesday or early Thursday escaped with equipment worth police report A New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said the owner of a com mercial enterprise in the 1 900 block of IH 35 North reported the burglary at 10 Thursday Someone apparently got into the building overnight and took the equipment police report The owner of the busi ness reported he knew he locked the door when he left the evening before and gave police a name of a suspect Detectives of the New Braunfels Police Departments Criminal Investigations Division are pursuing the case NBCAs got spirit Above New Braunfels Christian Academy had its first homecoming football pep rally Fridayafternoon Three of the seniors are celebrating their first and last high school homecoming game Right Not every one was as comfortable with all the noise at the New Braunfels Christian Academy home coming peprally Meagan Cattlin and several other students were a little confused with the schools first big football excitement K JESSIE HeraldZeitung Gruene pours on wine today Historic Gruenes first Texas wine tasting event will take place at The Grapevine a retail wine venue with more Texas wines available for daily tasting The Grapevine is at 1612 Hunter Road in Gruene The event benefiting Hospice of New Braunfels will take place from noon to 6 today Admission is per person and includes a sou venir wineglass a choice of five wine samples and complimentary palate cleansers Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to par ticipate in the tasting but visitors of all ages are welcome Music by Dusty Britches complements the day The tasting features some of the best wineries in the state and include Pheasant Ridge Spicewood Vineyards Cordier Estates Texas Hills Vineyards Winery Becker Vineyards Winery Grape Creek Vineyards Poteet Country Winery Wimberley Valley Winery Dry Comal Creek Vineyards Fall Creek Vineyards Messina Hof Winery Llano Estacado and Bell Mountain Vineyards For information call 6295077 conference set inCISD Parents in the Comal Independent School District are reminded that Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday have been designated as Conference Days in the district Teachers will be available to meet with parents right after an early release at elemen tary or 2 secondary all three days The typical 15minute confer ences usually are scheduled direct ly between the teacher and parents It is during this time that parents and teachers will have the oppor tunity to talk about a childs suc cesses and challenges Parents should come prepared with ques tions or concerns regarding their childrens progress For information call your childs school Air bags save the day K JESSIE No one was injured in grinding crash on Texas 46 about 6 on Friday A 2000 BMW collided with a pickup Firefighters and police officers shook their heads Thank God for air a New Braunfels firefighter said Occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts and air bags in both deployed Click on us at iviinl storage Covered RV Storage 452 FM 306 On Site Resident Manager Security Gate Fence MOVE IN SPECIAL Call or Come By 8306252872 L Transportation board delays Landa crosswalk BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Laurel Plaza Apartments resi dents left New Braunfels city hall Thursday with no immediate answer to their problems crossing Landa Street to get to Albertsons The residents asked the trans portation and advisory board Thursday to recommend a cross walk across Landa Street at Laurel Lane The board took no action on the issue Instead the board asked Assistant to the City Manager Don Ferguson to bring possible cross ing alternatives to the boards November meeting Meanwhile a solution to the res idents sidewalk problems is under development Ferguson said Laurel Plaza is lowincome housing facility for the elderly and disabled that is operated by the citys housing authority Albertsons opened across the street from Laurel Plaza in 1998 much to the excitement of the many Laurel Plaza residents who do not have cars But crossing Landa Street to get to Albertsons is a challenge for the residents some who must brave the speeding traffic in wheelchairs or with walkers The housing authority took this problem to the citys infrastructure and improvement corporation which oversees a portion of the citys sales tax revenues The housing authority asked for money to build a sidewalk to Landa Street a crosswalk and a handicapped ramp to the sidewalk on the other side of Landa Street The corporations board of direc tors referred the crosswalk issue to the transportation advisory board on the advice of City Engineer Bolner who said a crosswalk at Laurel Lane would be unsafe Landa Place resident Marci Morton said I am ambulatory but I have had to run Ferguson reiterated that city staffs recommendation was that a crosswalk at Laurel Lane and Landa Street was unsafe Its for their he said You dont really put a crosswalk at an uncontrolled It provides a false sense of secu rity he said These folks are valued resi dents in the community We dont want to see them Ferguson said He said the engineering depart ment was exploring possible solu tions is looking at the side walks in that area to see what if anything can be done to improve pedestrian Ferguson said A crosswalk and pedestrian lights are already in place at Walnut and Landa and residents can use a handicapped accessible sidewalk to get to the intersection But another problem arises once the residents cross to the Albertsons side of the road A drainage culvert keeps resi dents from passing straight down Walnut next to McBees BBQ to Albertsons A partial sidewalk parallels Landa Street in front of Albertsons However it does not cross the entire grassy area between the Albertsons entrance and McBees parking lot Ferguson said that one option was to finish that sidewalk across the grassy area and possibly across McBees parking lot Then residents could walk down the Walnut Avenue side walk to the Landa intersection cross to the other side of Landa turn left and walk on the sidewalk to the Albertsons driveway between McBees and Marinas However some of the residents worried that would be too long of a trip for some of their 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