Sunday, March 11, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Baseball Cougars wind down New Braunfels Baseball B How gardens grow The Texas Agricultural Extension Service offers gardening NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Meet a man who makes the best seat in the SUNDAY March 2001 pages in 4 sections HERALDZEITUNG 150 103 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Junior Livestock Show opens Wednesday BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer This years junior livestock showing season wraps up at home in a Comal County grand finale that begins on The 33rd annual 4H and Future Farm ers of America Junior Livestock Show opens at the Comal County Fairgrounds Judging and showing begins with the Livestock show 33rd annual 4H and Future Farmers of America Junior Livestock Opens Wednesday at the Comal County goats at 8 We want to encourage people to come and said Liz secretary of the Comal County Junior Livestock Show About 150 families in New Braunfels and the county belong to the Exhibitors are either enrolled in one of the two local school districts or a private school in the Mooney A few are All are affiliated either with a county extension agent or school agriculture The association requires good Our policy is no no If you See JESSIE New Braunfels Middle School student Derek Quent right shows his hog at this years Houston Livestock Dinosaur tales JUSTIN George Biasing awes spectators with the size of a Tyrannosaurus Rex Hes not the type of guy you want hanging out in your Biasing Kayla of San and Biasing take the same steps a dinosaur did 100 million years Scientists can tell how tall the animal was and how fast it was mov ing by its San Antonio business owner shares history about areas past residents BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer More than 100 million years the smell of the ocean in present day Comal County attracted herds of wild animals to the coast line 12 miles north of what is now New Those dinosaurs left their mark on that area known as Dinosaur Flats because of the preserved dinosaur tracks found The area is now home to the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill On the muse um hosted Texas Dinosaur Day with guest speaker George an amateur paleontologist and dinosaur I know a little about a lot of Biasing I am good at putting it technical terms into lay mens he Hourly presentations by Biasing delighted children and adults alike Biasing said that during the Early Cretaceous Peri a planteating herbivore dinosaur known as Iguan odon which weighed 5 traveled in herds throughout South Dakota and Western Those dinosaurs are responsible for most of the tracks on the museums The Hill Country was once the coastal area and consisted of lowlying salt See Bush Tax relief momentum growing BY SANDRA SOBIERAJ Associated Press Writer CRAWFORD AP President Bush told Americans on Saturday that he thinks support for tax relief is while opening the door to considering a different sort of cut than what he proposed and Democrats The spending the weekend at his ranch with his wife and used his weekly radio speech and a pair of prominent newspaper interviews to nudge his proposed tax breaks toward success in the I feel the momentum for tax relief every where I travel in this Bush said in the taped During the past two he has traveled to nine states to promote his trillion tax cut plan and pressure those states Democra tic senators to support Just 10 Democrats voted for his reductions in the incometax rates when that legislation breezed through the Republicancontrolled House on Thurs Americans know our economy needs some immediate Americans know they are overtaxed and overcharged by their govern and Americans are ready for a Bush But even before those remarks were aired Saturday Bush sent signals of a willingness to compromise with Senate Democ rats sharply critical of the presidents INSIDE Key Code 77 Council takes up street projects again BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The devil is in the or at least it is when it comes to finalizing plans for street and drainage The New Braunfels City Council will take up unfin ished business during its a proposal to use debt to tackle six streets and drainage The debt would be repaid using money from the citys 4B sales so called for its enabling The council addressed the issue at a previous although not for the first Council has for months encouraged the 4B which oversees the 4B tax to dedicate a portion of its revenues to paying off certificates of obligation a form of debt to fund street and drainage The 4B board agreeing to set aside up to million of its revenues annually to service the debt on up to million in cer tificates of The million was proposed for six including a Whats Up Who New Braunfels City Council When Monday Where Municipal 424 Castell What Consider amend ments to tree and land scape ordinance consider issuance of up to mil lion in certificates of obliga tion for streets and drainage Wright Hill Drive drainage project Wal nut Avenue reconstruction Comal Avenue storm drainage improvements Gruene Road storm drainage and reconstruc tion County Line Road extension to FarmtoMar ket Road 1044 and Landa Street drainage improve But the council did not vote on the proposal when it first appeared before the group two weeks council voted 61 to postpone a vote on the with only Coun See Watson seeks more protection for trees BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Just about every New Braunfels City Council woman Juliet Watson dri ves by the new Walgreens project at Walnut Avenue and Business The gleaming new drug store will replace the cramped one located just down Walnut at San Antonio When Watson drives by the new she said she thinks about the beauti ful old pecan trees that pre viously lined the And partly as a the New Braunfels City Coun cil will be looking at its two yearold tree ordinance Mon day City Council meets at in the council chambers at the Municipal 424 Castell Watson had the tree ordi nance put on the council agenda to see if it couldnt be strengthened to protect heritage Any changes to the ordinance will not affect current projects or already platted I just dont think the ordi nance is having the effect that it Watson Newly developed areas have been able to cut down her itage I want to make it so its not so easily Watson I want an incentive to keep them and not cut them One feature Watson said she would like to see would be payment into a fund to plant replacement trees else where in the city in cases when there is not enough room to plant replacement trees on the lot being built