Tuesday, February 27, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 27, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COW TUESDAY NEW BRAUNFELS February pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 92 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents All aBuzzard r Buzzards have made their found food in Landa Park BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Theyre theyre slop py and theyre And they loiter all over Landa Some people like buzzards some people hate In the middle somewhere are a few folks who might be relatively indifferent to Chuck Rogers is not one of Rogers lives above the park not far from New Braunfels High He says the buzzards have gotten a lot worse in recent years as knowledge has spread through the buzzard com munity that Landa Park is a good place for living the good life when youre used to living on Rogers wants them to live some where and hes been trying to find a way to get something done about The buzzards roost in nearby trees and on electrical and hang as buzzards are prone to look ing for They discovered the park trash cans and fling garbage from looking for discarded That might not be so but they also leave other stuff strewn Stuff thats very smelly and on the rather unattrac Awhile New Braunfels Parks Department employees started putting lids on park like the buzzards have taught themselves to open Rogers Tve been toying to get some action from the parks trying to scare them he What Rogers discovered is that Landa Park has become a sort of bird sanctuary for buzzards as well as the more aesthetically correct migratory The answer from the parks depart ment is the birds are so we cant do anything about he I went before the city coun two buzzards encroach on a couples time a buzzard takes flight at Landa at Landa cil three months ago about the Im not asking anyone to kill the buz just to scare them Rogers said he believed the buz zards could be handled through mea sures such as noisemakers or Maybe they could equip people who clean the park with noise can he Rogers said he just wanted to see the buzzards hanging out somewhere doing buzzard Thats their cleaning up road But theyve learned to live off the Buzzards need to go where buzzards Rogers Parks Director Iris Neffendorf said the buzzards are where buzzards which essentially is anywhere buz zards There were buzzards around Lan da Park before the Landa family came although there are prob ably more as development encroaches on buzzard habitat and the buzzard Neffendorf are one of those eye of the beholder things some folks like some folks She said Rogers has made his con cerns but she Weve also had people contact us who like the Its a matter of a persons she If theyre a they probably enjoy If theyre not See Garden Ridge considers traffic regulations Large groups would need city permits BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE The Garden Ridge City Council Monday night dis cussed possible changes to a controversial amendment to its traffic At a City Council meeting earlier this the proposed amendment packed the council chambers with mem bers of the media and protesting bicy The amendment originally proposed to restrict groups of including bicycles and on streets within Garden The proposal would have limited people and vehicles to no more than five on city roads with the exception of FM 3009 with a cyclists claimed that the proposed amendment to the ordinance was too harsh and singled out The City after enduring the decided to table the proposed amendments to the traffic code and to vote on it in the March The most significant proposed change the Council discussed Monday is the number of including that may travel through the city streets in a The proposed changes would allow as many as 10 including bicy to travel together in the city Groups of 11 or would have to obtain a permit and alert the citys police up to 24 pedestrians could travel in a group without a Mayor Jay Feibelman also said that cyclists were welcome on all city Just let us know if you are going to be playing in our back Feibelman The proposed fine amount for break ing the ordinance remained the same and would not exceed Proposed INSIDE 4B KeyQpde76 Firstterm councilman seeks reelection BY RON Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Ridge City Councilman Bobby Roberts is seeking re Roberts is serving is his first term in Place 2 on the The terms of Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibelman and Councilman James Young also expire this but neither has pub licly announced his Young serves in Place 3 on the city All the Garden Ridge council districts are Roberts is a civil engineer and civilian employee of the Army Medical Com mand at Fort Sam He spent a year on the citys planning and zoning commission before running for his first city council term in I have 10 years of planning experience with the army as an he Roberts is involved in city government because he likes he I enjoy being on city council and working with city staff and the Roberts Roberts said he had no burning issues in See Wristbands receive council approval BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Wristbands for tubers and others who use local rivers for summer recreation came a lit tle closer to reality Monday The New Braunfels City Council unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance that will require river users to pur chase the The ordinance must be approved twice more before it is Money raised from the sale of wristbands will support riv er management activities such as law enforcement and The retail value of the wristbands has not been The wristband program was one of more than 40 rec ommendations from the citys River Activities Committee intended to deal with litter and behavior problems on the rivers within the city See Other Action In other action Monday Council voted to Approve first reading of an ordinance creating a standing Hotel Occupancy Tax An amend ment added to the ordinance would reduce the HOT com mittees size from 15 to 7 Approve second reading of an ordinance establishing a water recreation shuttle permit and setting additional safety requirements for shut Approve second reading of an ordinance increasing parking fees in areas of Prince Solms Late Monday Council had not yet considered rec ommendations from the Infrastructure Improvement to issue up to mil lion in certificates of obliga tion for Council hears expansion proposal BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Lodg ing and Restaurant Associa tion presented ideas to city council Monday night for expanding the New Braun fels Civic The concept was present ed for discussion Coun cil took no action before the deadline for this Dan Henry asked the city to consider using additional hotel occupancy taxes to fund an enlargement of the facili ty that could include addi tional space for smaller meet See Shooting suspect waives extradition BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A saga that ended Satur day with the surrender of a suspect in two local shooting deaths began with an alleged carjacking and robbery in the parking lot of the New Braunfels WalMart on Fri Guadalupe County Detec tive Gary Wallace said Mon day afternoon that Leslie Cantrell of New Braunfels was being held without bail in Las on two capital murder Hes still in Las I dont know if hes going to waive Wallace the Dona Ana County Detention Facility in New Mexico reported late Monday that Cantrell had waived extradition and was on his way back to Cantrells first alleged vic Willis Elmer of Old Marion was con fronted in his car in the Wal Mart parking Wallace said Hare alleged ly was hijacked from New from the WalMart See Junior Miss winners JESSIE Shannon second from was named New Braunfels Junior Miss 20012001 Saturday night at the New Braunfels Civic Mclaughlin also won the poise and talent She is the daughter of Paul and Sharon From runners ups included Holly second daughter of Mike and Cathy Gruwell Brittany first daughter of Phil and Kathy Pfullman and Andrea third run daughter of Robert and Janet For more on Saturdays see page