Sunday, February 4, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Hoopin it up See the results of the Spurs Rockets B Ballroom romance They rumba and waltz for a good C NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Schoolklds share their Valentine SUNDAY February 2001 38 pages in 4 sections pages in 4 sectic HERALDZEITUNG 150 73 Serving New Braunfels and ComalCounty since 1852 Bob and his son who won heaviest pose with Daniel and his son who won the trout Saturday at the Troutfest kids fishing CHRIS HeraldZeitung Lowtech tackle reels in Troutfest winners BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer All in there was probably more fishing tackle technology being thrown at the springfed Landa Park pool Saturday morning than one might see on a 10mile stretch of the Columbia River on any given There were spoons arid There were red and white bob There were fly casting and way down in the where the officials werent watching too there was a There were the high dimpled flashing like bleed ing sending sound waves into the water intended to make rainbow trout act like For the old timers there were the old standbys cheese and And there were an awful lot of old for what was supposed to be Troutfests kids fishing tourna But at the end of the morning when it all came down to the the two kids who took home the hardware did it the oldfashioned Jeremy won his second fishing derby Saturday his 6 pound catfish two years ago took top honors by catching a half pound trout on a low tech chunk of See Wheel troubles cyclists wage war as ralemakers mull safety File Photo A group of cyclists ride on River Road this past State arid local officials are considering restricting where people can ride BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE anybody who has driven a narrow back road about rounding a corner and meet ing a bunch of bicyclists riding two or three or five abreast in the road Drivers of motor vehicles will tell you about the cyclists they have nearly killed wanted Bicyclists will tell you about the drivers who buzz them or near ly kill From the local to the state officials are studying the problems of bicyclists and cars sharing nar row In State Jeff RSan is spon soring Senate Bill which would prohibit bicyclists from riding two abreast on farnvtomarket The proposed legislation would Whats Up WHAT Garden Ridge City Council meeting TOPIC amendment to traffic ordinance restricting parades and events to FM 3009 WHEN 7 7 WHERE Garden Ridge Council 9357 Schoenthal Garden Ridge require slow vehicle emblems and prohibit groups of more than three from riding on roads without improved FarmtoMarket Road 2252 through Garden Ridge and FM 1863 in Comal County are examples of roads that would be closed to group rides under the Wentworth Roads such as FM Texas 46 or FM 2722 would not be In Garden the city council might amend its traffic ordinance this week to outlaw largescale jogging and bicycling events involving groups of six or more from all road ways but FM As the amendment would require permits for events on FM The city would need advance and Police Chief Walt Myers would have to issue the Wentworths bill had nothing to do with the situation in Garden said Joe the senators deputy chief of Wentworths impetus came from members of the Blanco County Farm Theyve got a problem with try ing to move livestock and equip See Bed tax funding proposals to go before council BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil will decide what to do with about 19 percent of the mon ey raised through a occupancy tax 12 when a committee presents its recommenda tions for the The Hotel Occupancy Tax Committee will present the list of bed tax funding requests it spent about seven months New Braunfels City Coun cil appointed the committee to recommend how the city should spend an unallocated of the citys hotel occupancy tax esti mated to be about annually when the group was formed in The top ranking requests to emerge from the HOT Committees final meeting 25 were the Comal County Senior Citizens Cen Brauntex Chil drens the Wurst fest Association and three restoration I think the list is a lot of these are probably very worthy Mayor Stoney Williams The question is if the list makes the best use of the bed tax he The purpose of the tax is to bring people Williams Its a regenerative and the purpose of this tax is to bring people back into New Braunfels to spend more Some of them rec ommendations are ques The committee received about 20 funding Committee members indi vidually rated each of them on a scale of one to with 10 being the highest recom The average was See Program helps reduce local vehicles theftappeal CHRIS Jill Curtis helps etch vehicle win dQws Saturday at the New Braunfels Uw Enforcement BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Kathryn Heijn has had her car stolea When it in the people who did it dumped the car because it had a broken speedometer cable that made an annoying What she learned from that is that anything one can dp to make life incon venient for a potential car thief is a good could make the thief go ply his trade Saturday Heijn made her car a pretty uninviting She got its windows etched with its vehicle identification number and joined the Help End Auto Theft Her cars vehicle identification number was etched on all the making them harder to and she got flo rescent stickers installed on her front and rear windows as part of the HEAT program that allow her car to be pulled over at night to ensure nobodys driving it who isnt supposed to Assistant to the New Braunfels City Manager Don who also works with the New Braunfels Safe City and Deputy Tim Kolbe of the Sheriffs Office worked with a group of volunteers to help a few dozen local residents better pro tect their cars from Tve read that every 19 seconds a car is Heijn 1 saw the sign and thought Id better get that could receive other bene too many insurance carriers offer discounts for antitheft arid safe ty measures such as alarm That was an incentive for New See Whats Up The HOT committee set the following prioritized list of funding recommendations Comal County Senior Citizens Center for Fiddlers event Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Association to renovate lobby Childrens Museum for exhibit and prorno tidns Don and Lynn Forres restoration project for Palisades renovation nointerest loan Wurstfest Association for marketing plan to boost weekday Forres restoration project to renovate Adolph Holz building no interest loan Forres restoration project to renovate historic build ing New Braunfels Conservation Society to renovate Star Exchange at Conservation Plaza Comal Community Band for sheet rehearsal space rental New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Museum for marketing and promotions Circle Arts for electrical and light ing work New Braunfels Museum of Art for threeday American art and music festival New Braunfels Community Chorale for sheet music New Braunfels Lodging and Restaurant plan B million for Civic Center renovation New Braunfels Lodging and Restaurant plan A million for Civic Center renovation Comal County YMCA for Fat Tuesday Lighted Night Parade and Kameval Celebration New Braunfels Museum of Art for promotional material Historic Outdoor Art Gallery of New Braunfels mural for mural Morgan Hill Interests for destination hotel INSIDE Key Code 77