Sunday, April 8, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 8, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Basketball The Spurs faced off against the Clippers B Lifestyle Hats are back in NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Learn the benefits of doing nothing go SUNDAY April 2001 50 pages in 5 sections 5f pagcs m 5 sectl HERALDZ EITUNG 150 127 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Some question census accuracy Count could be several thousand people short BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Official population figures for the city of New Braunfels have been but opin ions vary on both the accuracy of the figures and what mean for the The 2000 Census lists New Braunfels pop ulation at That is about 33 percent higher than the 1990 census of The figures show that the growth in the city is about the average of the growth New Braunfels has experienced over the past six said Michael president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com So the growth which some have claimed was phenomenal in the 90s is really nothing But some people say the citys real popula tion is not reflected in the newly released census Planning director Harry Bennett is researching the numbers and has found some conflicting Bennett said he believed the area had been woefully undercounted to the tune of more than If you look at the they show that the citys population over is he The voter registration figures are more than That means New Braunfels would have nearly 100 percent of the people who are eligible registered to Thats practically unheard Bennett said he believed the census fig ures were inaccurate based on his departments figures of new housing starts and building Since ear See Census Census New Brjiimfels A New Look The address remains the but gets a new look and several new features starting The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Web edi first launched in February has been redesigned to make it more attractive and read New features on the site include full obituaries in place of death the ability email or print special mobile news pages for handheld Readers can subscribe to the newspapers print edition via the Web and make secure credit card payments Newspaper classified ads also will be sold through the site in the near The newspapers discussion area also has been completely revamped to bring forum members better tools for crafting their thoughts and The new site was designed by Greg manager of online services for the Herald Zeitungs parent Southern For information about the Web tact Managing Editor Margaret Edmonson at or email Chinese iriiitary takes hard line BEIJING AP Chinas politically powerful military stepped up pressure Satur day for Beijing to take a hard line against Washington in a standoff over a Diplomats said the planes detained crew were in high spirits after receiving e mails from their Defense Minister Chi Haotian said the Peoples Lib eration Army wont let Wash ington shirk dampening hopes for an ear ly release of the 24 crew The crew has been held on southern Hainan where they made ah emergency landing after col liding with a Chinese fighter Chis stern tone was in contrast to assurances by diplomats and civilian leaders that Beijing sought an early Council to consider requesting 4B funds BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil on Monday will consider asking the Improvement to fund several development projects including an impact fee study the council approved this past Council meets at in the council chambers at the municipal 424 District 4 councilman Robert Kendrick said he hoped to send several street projects to the Infrastruc Commis or the 4B named after its enabling for Other pro jects include aerial photography and mapping for future planning study to implement two additional crosstown con Whats Up WHO New Braunfels City Council WHAT Regular meeting WHEN Monday WHERE Council cham 424 Castell Other agenda items Discuss and set the value of the cityapproved riveractivity Discuss and set the per mit fees for water recreation Consider proposal for installation of sports lighting at the Camp Comal softball Consider bid for antique lighting Consider awarding bid for shelving at the Dittlinger Memorial nector streets parkland acquisition for See Fiddlin JESSIE Looking for a new bow while she waits to perform in the fiddle Kaiti Anderson tries out a bow strung with 100 strands of imported horse hair by Marymichael Wimberley family makes music a priority in life BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A man walked to a table in Wursthalle Saturday night and looked at the violins in front of Jack and Marymichael The in his looked at the instruments a little and Jack Youre welcome to pick one up and play if you Jack the man but decided he I played for a couple he I wish Id never but I quit in the fifth Not quite ready to the man kept kept thinking and kept wishing hed never put the instrument down all those years For the Rogers of the situation has been the A trim and finish car Rogers has made a con determined effort to put down the other things in his life and make room for Marymichael and son participated in contests at Fiddle Fest on Jack will finish up When they arent playing at Fiddle theyre oper ating a vending booth right at the front of the Wursthalle Jack Rogers sells the violins and other instruments he rebuilds and See A Dancing in the street JESSIE The Kinder Tankers chickendance their way around the Main Plaza Saturday morning during the Kindermasken For a look at other events this see Page Junior water rights still secure BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer A provision to repeal junior water rights from the state water code has been deleted from upcoming the countys representative to the Edwards Aquifer Author ity said Doug Miller spoke to con cerned residents at the Water Failin Garden Ridge on how new legislation affecting the Edwards and Trinity aquifers would impact As our area and state con tinue to Miller our natural resources con tinue to be at Miller said the Senate Natural Resources Commit tee voted on Thursday to retain the junior water rights clause in Senate Bill A junior water right is one purchased or permitted from a senior water for a water permit was granted in 2001 from a 1901 the senior right does See INSIDE Key Code 77 Herald Zeitung was late today because the paper was waiting for the Spurs game on the West We apologize for the but we were trying to provide the most uptodate information possible