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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 6, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY April 2001 22 pages in 2 sections pngcs in Z scctii HERALDZEITUNG 125 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents NB No conflict exists in study BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Hiring CH2MHill Engineering Firm with a drainage commit tee member to lead as project manager for a drainage survey in New Braunfels is not a conflict of New Braunfels City Attorney Floyd Akers CH2Mhills Rick Myrick served on the citys drainage a group of local residents and busi ness leaders who drafted the citys drainage The ordi among other allows New Braunfels to collect drainage impact fees and utility fees from businesses and homes in the He served on the Akers But its not a conflict of interest because we hired the engineering firm not Myrick He just happens to be the project manager because he lives in this Myrick heads the study to deter mine the amount of the fees and necessary capital improvements to correct the citys drainage prob The city agreed Monday night to pay CH2MHill more than to conduct the City staff only presented one proposal to the council because state statute requires hiring the most qualified engineering firm to handle projects such as the Dance partners Fiddling Fundraiser Ricky the 2000 state fiddling and the Country Band perform for the New Braunfels Music and Fiddle Fest sneak preview crowd at Gruene Hall Thursday music lovers line up early at the Fiddle Fest sneak pre view to bid on silent auction Fiddle Fest is today through Sunday at The event benefits the Comal County Senior Citizens Center and Eden Home Late Fiddle Fest organizers announced that Ray scheduled to perform Saturday had canceled because of Jerry Jeff Walker and Band will perform in his place from 9 to 11 For a complete schedule of events at Fiddle Fest and which is also this weekend at Conservation Plaza and the Texas Museum of Handmade see page JESSIE Canyon High student Natalee Hohensee dances with Marshall Clanton Thursday Gwen chair woman of the Senior Citizens push es his wheelchair around the Canyon High School CHRIS HeraldZeilung Talks continue for spy plane crews release Settlement ends Mayo slander suit BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A bitter divorce devastated a family and decimated its circle of Then there were years of more than 50 depositions and a criminal trial of a local pathologist for allegedly threatening the life of a local stockbro For the past two there have been as many as 58 file boxes of court documents trundled into and out of the 274th District Court each But Franklin Foleys slander and malicious prosecution lawsuit against William Mayo never made it to the Late Thursday Foley set tled with Mayo for half a million an acknowledgement that Mayo had no evidence to support his allegations that Foley and Mayos had had an and a judges ruling that Foley had violated no professional or ethical codes in the practice of medi District Judge Don Morgan also will issue an injunction against Mayo order ing that he make no future statements See WASHINGTON AP The United States and China intensified negotiations Thursday for the release of an American spy planes and officials said they were encouraged by the President in a concil iatory expressed regret over the inflight colli sion that triggered the tense The Chinese have got to Bush I hope they do so China called the 24person crew lawbreakers and said the servicemen and women would remain in China for Both countries held firm to their opposing positions in public China demanding an Bush refusing to offer one but sent encour aging signals in a diplomatic The administrations tone brightened as weary Bush advisers embraced the first notes of In visiting Chinese President Jiang Zemin again said the United States should apologize for last weekends Several highranking gov ernment officials said the sit uation improved practically though they still had no assurances the crew of 21 men and three women would be City explores cost of moving fire administration Budget talks bring proposal to renovate former police building BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Moving the fire adminis tration offices across the street from city researching the possibility of a new fire station and adding a cover to the public pool are all requested additions to the 20012002 budget for the city of New The council met for several hours Moriday night to dis cuss the proposed budget and make changes to To make room for the citys council members asked staff to look at how much it would cost to reno vate the old police depart ment located across from the Municipal Building on Casteel Were looking at how much it will cost to move the fire said Chet chief financial officer for the were out of room If we got a new IT information technol ogy we would have to put them in a storage clos If the former police head quarters were the fire administration offices could move into that build ing from city The biggest problem is that building is a bomb shel Lewis The walls are very they would have to gut the inside and renovate but leave the outside of the building While no fixed numbers have been set on the cost of renovating the former police Lewis said the ini tial figures show the cost at about Another possible cost is either renovating a closed fore station at Kerlick Street or See Jury finds man guilty of aggravated robbery BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A Comal County jury took less than two hours Thurs day to convict a 37yearold San Antonio man for his par ticipation in a 1999 conve nience store robbery on Inter state Terry Herroniwho has been held in the Comal County Jail on aggravated robbery charges since his arrest on returned to Comal County Jail Thursday afternoon a firstdegree District Court Judge Jack Robison raised Herrons bail to upon his See INSIDE Key Code 76 GR Water Fair Saturday BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Water conservation experts will be in Garden Ridge Sat urday to educate the public on the latest conservation The Water Fair at Garden Ridge is from 10 to at Bracken Community 18490 This years theme is Natural Resources and the The event is cosponsored by the city of Garden Ridge and the Texas Agricultural Extension Admission is It will help people develop a plan for water conserva said extension service spokesperson Pat Rasor said she came up with the idea for the Water Fair while driving her car one See Water Saturday Bracken Community Hall Extension Agent Billy land composting Doug junior water rights 1 Gene irrigation Extension Agent Joe evapotran spiration and Fred Baird of Back Flow Systems
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