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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Butts out Residents speak out about smoking Wild things Bring your backyard to life this C NEW BRAUNFELS Chinese New Year Book reviewer helps you OA SUNDAY January 2001 44 pages in 5 sections pages in 5 scctic HERALDZEITUNG 7T 150 55 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Theyll toot their own horns at inauguration CHRIS HeraldZeitung Former NBHS students Crystal Garcia and Andrew Gray will perform with their college bands at the inaugural BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer It doesnt always take an act of God to bring an Aggie and a Longhorn togeth On it only took the inau guration of a Two former New Braunfels High School students one who plays for the University of Texas Longhorn Band and the other who performs with the Fighting Texas Aggie Band will march with their respective bands in Presidentelect carefully preparing inauguration Billy Graham wont make trip to Inauguration the inaugural parade in Washington Things remained civil when Texas freshman Andrew Gray and Uni versity of Texas at Austin freshman Crystal Garcia reunited to discuss their plans The drawnout election made inau gural plans but both students said they knew before they signed up with their bands that they might get to perform for a new Wed been hearing rumors that the Aggie band would go if he baritone horn player Andrew Gray Gray has played his instrument since See Fishy business TJs owners transform former burger joint into shrimp house BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Youll smell the salt air and just about see the seagulls out the win dows past the mounted sailfish and the great white Familiar family fishing trip photos adorn one There are fishing poles and fishing and theres kitschy fishing Abbatffial wWsalVaged from tne Nantucket seashore is suspended from the Guests eat fried or fresh breaded seafood or slurp down oys ters the way they were meant to be eaten on the half A few of the customers who filled the place Friday slugged back If you listened just a little amidst the din of a new restaurant running at full you could hear the seashore and the salts sharing fishing Youre not on the north shore of Long in Newport or New Youre in New and youre eating at Jellyfish a new mom n pop seafood joint just like the locals eat at near backwater coves and bays where the chain JESSIE HeraldZeitung Jelly Fish Joes Coowner Julie Asher center serves customers while husband Joey minds the grill on the restaurants opening Joey Asher checks out orders coming off the grill opening restaurants just cant stay And its in a very familiar location a long way from shore right where TJs was on Seguin And theres a reason for that the place belongs to Julie and Joey who own TJs and moved it out to Loop 337 a few months The Ashers havent been able to go fishing much lately because their success as local restaurateurs has limited their spare So their their trophies and their gear line the walls of their latest restau Before we got so we used to go fishing once a Joey He points to the sixfoot sailfish mounted high on a Julie caught that in Mazatlan two See Growth leaves city with many issues to tackle BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Affordable housing and development restrictions could help determine whether New Braunfels development continues to grow or slows to a With two rolling Hill Country landscapes arid prime real estate between sprawling San Antonio and New Braunfels has been like a beacon to a wave of people escaping urban sprawl and tight housing I think the climate for development is Lee owner of Lee Edwards Theres a little concern about what the stock markets Interest rates coming down So the increase in development has climbed During the past five the number of plat applications for subdivision development has New Braunfels Planning Director Harry Bennett As far as building weve seen a significant Bennett Last year we did about 282 new home This year we did Residential development has taken off on County Line and where pro posed development listed on the books now could bring about more people in the next five Were going to see a sig nificant increase in popula tion increase with all that Bennett So weve seen an interest in that The entire region between and around the AustinSan Antonio corridor is experi encing similar As those cities try to handle population surges could spill into outlying Bennett Were seeing development occur probably at a higher rate than most other See HZ launches new look The HeraldZeitung is introducing a new paper size arid design starting New Braunfels newspa per is converting to 50inch web which is becom ing the industry standard for daily Surveys show readers find this size easier to han dle while they eat breakfast and drink their To accommodate the new the HeraldZeitung has been redesigned to pre sent more news in a more readerfriendly One change local readers might notice is the move of Heads Up to the local news typically on Page We also have expanded our sports agate page to include more news and sta tistics for our sports managing editor Margaret Edmonson And we have moved a news briefs package to Page 2A to pro vide more news than If you would like to com ment about the new call 6259144 or send email to INSIDE Key Code 76 Bulverde votes on consolidation with Bulverde NW BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE Bulverde voters will decide Saturday whether to con solidate Bulverde Northwest into their If they do and the mayors of the two cities believe that is the likely outcome Bulverde will become a city of about residents and 10 square miles sitting astraddle the crossing of 281 and This election could be the final of a series of votes going back to Four Bulverde subdivisions incorpo rated themselves into little commu nities called Bulverde Bul verde Bulverde East and Bul verde West and then merged into each other by early The elections took a fastgrowing area of western Comal County and incorporated it to protect it from out side namely San A major impetus for the incorporation of Bulverde was apparent planning in San Antonio to expand San Antonios ETJ now reaches into Comal How far it will reach into Kendall County is the sub ject of an appeal pending over the San Antonio Mayor and former planning director Howard Peak has hotly denied those territorial ambi Bulverde and its government wrestles with growth issues of its Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton seeks to protect Bulverdes relatively See Whats Up WHAT Bulverde consolida tion election WHEN From 7 to 7 Saturday WHERE Bulverde City Suite the Bulverde 30070 281   

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