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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Hunting See the winners of the Big Buck con Academy Awards Movie reviewer Roy Hargrove picks his Oscar C NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Meet the Book Lady of HERALDZEITL SUNDAY March 2001 46 pages in 4 sections 150 115 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Inside Today The Herald Zeitungs Horizons concludes today with a look at the Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes R Meu EteRurtF ei Watson wants more bark in tree ordinance BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will consider adding teeth to its twoyearold tree ordi nance on Monday to better protect larger in the city and its ExtraTerritorial City Councilwomah Juliet Watson has asked to have the tree ordinance placed on the agenda because she said it doesnt go far enough to safe guard the citys older and larger City Council meets at Monday in the council chambers at city The current tree ordinance was passed in But according to the ver sion that became law was watered down from the rules recommended by a city com mittee that examined the She put the item on the March 12 but council tabled it so Watson could dis cuss her concerns with City Attorney Floyd CHRIS New Braunfels Councilwoman Juliet Watson stands Saturday in front of the treeless construction site of the new Walgreens on Walnut Avenue that prompted her proposed changes to the tree ordinance Council to revisit funding proposal FROM STAFF REPORTS The New Braunfels Infra has passed back to City Coun cil its recommendation to finance big ticket streetrahd drainage projects with Monday council will decide what it wants to do about City Council meets at in the council cham bers at city 424 Castell This is the second time in as many months that the Infra known as the 4B board after its enabling legislation to provide New Braunfels with up to mil lion a year to pay for mil lion in street and drainage The money would come from portion of the citys sales taxes that the 4B board The 4B board originally sent six proposed projects to coun cil to complete with the cer tificates of Two weeks council kicked the proposal back to the 4B board after Councilman Robert Kendrick raised the idea of paying for each project as the city could afford it instead of borrowing money for all six Its not a pay as you go Kendrick said at that Its pay what we can some have said not all the original proposed projects are the 4B Board refused to consider any options other than the million certificates of obliga tion but did not limit the pro jects for which Council could use the Beginning the cycle CHRIS Comal County Commissioner Jay Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibelman and Dan Fordiani unload paint Saturday at New Braunfels Fire Station 2 for the household chemical exchange Household chemical exchange program encourages recycling Whats Up Material collected dur ing the Household Chemical Exchange Program will be available to the public during Reuse Recycle Day 9 March 31 Fire Station 2 Volunteers from the fol lowing agencies helped with the exchange program Saturday New Braunfels High School Junior ROTC pro gram Saddleslappers 4H club Bulverde 4H club Gruene Country 4H club Garden Lions Club New Braunfels Noon Lions Club New Braunfels Communications Club New Braunfels Fire Department Station 2 Comal County Recycling Center Comal County Inmate Work Program BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Cars and trucks lined up 50 deep on Loop 337 Saturday morning to get into the busiest drivethrough hi New The motorists werent waiting to pick up breakfast they were look ing to drop something And next more motorists will return to New Braunfels Fire Station 2 this time to pick something They wont be looking for fast Theyll be picking up pesti cides and other hazardous materials for use around their saving some money and completing the cycle of reuse that started Elroy Lin County Commissioner Jay Millikin and about 60 other volunteers con ducted the first step of this years annual household chemical exchange Between 300 and 500 Garden New Braunfels and Comal County residents were expected to take part in the program New Braunfels Fire Marshal and Project Manager Elroy Friesenhahn The intention of the Friesenhahn said is to take any household chemi cals or other hazardous items out of the waste recycle them if possible or dispose of them safely if I feel its so important because the is the best way to get rid of some of this stuff through using it forwhat it was intended Friesenhahn The program is offered at no cost to recyclers even though it costs New Gar den Ridge and Comal County plenty to do The reason for Friesenhahn is to encourage people to dis pose of dangerous chemicals properly and not dump them down or bury them in On after the county fire and another volunteer used Geiger counters to ensure nothing radioactive was being disposed Crews of volun including the Comal County Jail inmates who run the county recycling center on Texas cut open paint dumped paint by types into 55gallon drums and sort See Collision injures two cyclists INSIDE BY RON MAUONEY Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Less than a month after passage of sial changes to this citys traffic ordinance that affect there has been another collision between a bicyclist and a And this one might not have been an An arrest and two possible charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon a vehicle pending late Saturday against an unidentified Comal County Sheriffs Rick Poindexter said deputies were investigating an alleged incident Saturday morning in which the motorist reportedly swerved into a knocking him into another Both were taken to McKenna Memorial A hospital offi cial said they were treated and v Poindexter said the alleged inci dent occurred in jthe 10200 block of Schoenthal Road at Spring shopping CHRIS People shop at the annual Spring Fling Saturday in the Sophienburg Museum on Academy Street in New The Spring Fling contin from 1 to 4 Admission is   

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