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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung April 1, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Track See the results of the Unicom Relays./2B Lifestyle Two festivals bring family fun to New Braunfels.^ C New Braunfels American Profile Evelyn Jensen runs an 80-year-old Navajo trading post./lnside SUNDAY April I, 2001 48 pages in 4 sections pages in 4 seem Herald-Zeitung I----- —J ............i ...... 1 " " ........... 1 1111 ..............< i...... Vol. 150 No. 121 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 $1.00 Future councilwoman knows district’s frustrations By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer In the neighborhood where she grew up, Sonia Munoz can explain the history, point out where many of her childhood friends still live and describe the problems that plague her neighbors, friends and family in this tightly knit community. And Munoz will tell you that she hopes to help solve those problems when she joins the New Braunfels City Council. Munoz was the only person to file as a candidate for District I in the May City Council election. City Council later will consider a resolution canceling the election in District I arid declaring Munoz the win- “The people in this neighborhood are concerned about streets and drainage. They are frustrated and disappointed that so little seems to be done for them ” — Sonia Munoz Unopposed city council candidate ner, city officials said previously. “The people in this neighborhood are concerned about streets and drainage,” Munoz said. ‘They are frustrated and disappointed that so little seems to be done for them. Look how the neighborhood is all downhill. Even one inch of rain, and there is water everywhere. On this street, there’s an inlet to allow water to drain off the streets. But the streets over there, they don’t have inlets. So they just get standing water.” Munoz, who was born in New Braunfels and said she plans to live here “for at least the next 50 years,” is wellknown inside District I. And she said she received support from Hispanic leaders when she decided to run for the position. “When I decided to do this, I asked my mom for support. She said yes, but first, I should talk with several people. So I asked several leaders in the Hispanic community for their support,” she said. See MUNOZ/5 A Sonia Munoz (right) visits with Lana Harrell and 2-year-old Noah Warren on a Saturday morning trek through her future constituents’ neighborhood. Munoz was the only person to file as a candidate for the District 1 City Council seat. K. JESSIE SLATEN/ Herald- Zeitung The reuse cycle Milosevic’s attempted arrest draws protests BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) — Yugoslavia’s president vowed Saturday to take Slobodan Milosevic into custody, and police forced back Milosevic supporters outside the villa where the former president was holed up with dozens of armed bodyguards, refusing to surrender. New police troops deployed in the evening and pushed back hundreds of supporters who had gathered outside Milosevic’s compound. There were stone-throwing scuffles between some Milosevic supporters and people loyal to the new government. See MILOSEVIC/5A Wreck victim identified K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Above, Comal County Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn has sorted through hundreds of containers of pesticides during the latest chemical exchange program. Below, Friesenhahn wears his Household Chemical Exchange Program project manager hat while going through hundreds of gallons of paint turned in by the community. Program protects environment, recycles unused chemicals By Amy Clarkson Staff writer What other people might throw away, New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn believes in keeping, reusing and recycling. Friesenhahn spent most of the day Saturday passing out used cans of paint, bug spray, ant and roach killer and varnish — all to keep it from ending up in the landfill or being disposed of at county expense. “We’ve had people come by all day today,” Friesenhahn said at Fire Station No. 2, where the annual Reuse and Recycle Day was held. “They’ve taken away carts of the stuff. I guess we’ve given away about 50 percent (of what was collected a week ago during the household chemical exchange).” Reuse and Recycle Day started three years ago. The county has been collecting used latex paint, bug spray, ant killer, fertilizers, pesticides — any type of household chemical for years. But three years ago, they decided that instead of paying someone to dispose of the hazardous See REUSE/5A Inside Abby.......................... ......2C Classifieds..................... .1-12D Comics........................ ......6B Lifestyle.................. .....1C Forum.......................... ......6A Local/Metro................. ......4A Movies.......................... ......2C Obituaries................... ......3A Sports......................... ...1-5B Today.......................... 2A www.herald-zeitung. com Key Code 77 From Staff Reports Local officials have identified a man killed in a three-car wreck Friday. However, a second motorist killed in a separate wreck Friday has not been identified. Jesse Castro of Seguin was killed in an accident on Texas 46. Three other people, including a 9-'month-old baby, were flown to area hospitals with serious injuries from the wreck, according to police and fire reports. Adrian Szocinski and her infant daughter, Ashley, were injured and flown to San Antonio hospitals on Friday. Another passenger in the car, Kelly Lyons, 27, of New Braunfels, was also flown to the hospital, said Frank Gonzales, battalion chief at the New Braunfels Fire Department. Their conditions were unknown Saturday. The collision occurred at Texas 46 and Prairie View Road in Guadalupe County. An 18-wheel truck headed north on Texas 46 apparently struck a Ford Explorer from behind, causing the Explorer to spin into the highway’s southbound lane and collide with a one-ton Dodge pick-up, police reports said. Police have not yet identified the badly burned body from another wreck Friday afternoon on Interstate 35 North, Gonzales said. The driver of a late model Lincoln died when the car exploded after striking the concrete center divider. The accident took place in a construction area south of New Braunfels, near Pam’s Country Kitchen. Traffic on Interstate 35 was diverted to the frontage road for more than two hours at the Engel Road Exit. The interstate re-opened at 3 p.m. Friday. City council to consider drainage impact fee study By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council could decide Monday whether to hire an engineering firm to create a land use assumption plan and impact fee study. Council will meet at 6 p.m. for a presentation from CH2Mhill. Council then will conduct a budget workshop at 7 p.m. in Conference Room A of the Municipal Building. If selected by council, CH2Mhill will look at impact fees for drainage projects, City Manager Mike Shands said. “Part of their recommendation would involve a number of things — data on watersheds, preparing master plans and impact fee analysis,” Shands said. Impact fees are for new developments only, City Attorney Floyd Akers said. Essentially, the developers will be responsible for paying for any effects the development will have on the city’s drainage. “Pail of what the engineering firm plans to do is to create a land-use assumption plan,” Akers said. ‘They will talk about how the land might be used and, if it is, base impact fees and drainage requirements on that property. For instance, a developer might have to put in a culvert or drainage ditch. The city doesn’t want to have to pay for that. The developer should pay for it, since his development is responsible for creating the drainage problems.” The firm will analyze drainage problems in the city and let council know what kinds of fees should be levied to take care of drainage prob- What’s Up Who: New Braunfels City Council What: Special meeting to consider hiring a firm to conduct an impact fee study. When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: Municipal Building, Conference Room A, 424 S. Casted Ave. lems from water run-off, Shands said. See COUNCIL/5A ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: April 1, 2001

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