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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY April 2001 12 pages in 2 sections EITUNG 128 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents But his name is not Harry Potter apprentice Zack Green spins the wheel with his and waters Vanessa Bazans bowl at the same Dee Buck and his daughter Claire were on hand at Conservation Plaza for this past weekends JESSIE Council calls wristband meeting BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer In an effort to avoid legal action against the wristband the New Braunfels City Council voted to meet again with the river outfitters and the River Activities Committee to discuss solutions and alternatives to the wristband The meeting is set for 6 April 19 in Conference Room of the Municipal 424 Tve heard rumblings that they are not going to do that they might sue said Council man Robert Kendrick in making the sugges School districts file suit over Robin Hood school finance I hope we can move together and not be on opposite sides of the We need to have one final last meeting to come up with solutions and get inputs on how to achieve Kendrick brought the proposal to postpone action on two resolutions one that would set the price for the wristbands and another to set shuttle permit fees in order to quiet some of the controversy surrounding the wrist See Council Oks street projects Money for District 1 included in package BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The City Council voted to include up to in streets and drainage projects for the west side of New Braunfels in a proposal to use million in certificates of The million is funded by a proposal from the Infra called the 4B Board for its enabling The board approved borrow ing up to million in cer tificates of obligation for street projects and to repay the debt at a cost of up to million each The board did not specify the streets to be improved with the Mayor Pro Tern Juan Luis Martinez made the sugges tion to remove improvements to Walnut Avenue from the list of six proposed street and drainage Martinez named a list of 13 streets in his district needed reconstruction and They were Becker Street Concepcion Street Hickory Avenue Hidalgo Avenue Lee McGar Street Peach Street San Antonio Street Southland Sunset Drive Water Lane Katy Street The total amount of all the improvements in District One comes to just under the that was allocated to reconstruct Wal nut Avenue from West San Antonio Street to Interstate The original list of projects See Hes not fiddlin around JESSIE Jerry Jeff Walker plays to a small but enthusiastic crowd Saturday night at Wursthalle during the New Braunfels Music and Fiddle Subdivision committee organizing Collision injures totals patrol cars FROM STAFF REPORTS CANYON LAKE Three including a Comal County sheriffs were injured early Sunday in an accident that destroyed two sheriffs office patrol Comal County Sheriffs Office Patrol Brent Paullus said deputies pulled over a Converse man in the 9400tblock of FarmtoMar ket Road 2673 at While they were discussing an alleged traffic an eastbound vehicle struck two sheriffs patrol cars from Paullus One of the patrol cars struck a deputy and the Con verse Both men were thrown onto the hood of the second patrol which then struck the first vehicle in the according to Canyon Lake paramedics took the deputy and the 41yearold driver of the eastbound car to McKen na Memorial Paullus The Converse man suffered minor injuries but refused Everybody was No one was Paullus Two other deputies and another motorist at the scene of the accident were not Paullus said the two patrol cars probably were a The Department of Public Safety routinely investigates any accident involving a patrol and Paullus referred requests for infor mation about the investiga tion to DPS trooper Steven The accident is still under See KENDRICK BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer A committee with its roots in New Braunfels drainage problems will organize for mally Wednesday to look at city ordinances regarding buildings and The result of that work will be recommendations to the citys subdivision and zoning The meeting is planned for 5 Wednesday in Confer ence Room B of the municipal The for mal com m i t t e e grew from meetings conducting during the the past four District 4 councilman Robert Kendrick The group made up of devel opers and other concerned residents met to discuss regulating the amount of impervious cover in develop ments around the Impervious defined as any cover that does not allow water to seep to the has contributed to drainage and flooding prob lems in the Kendrick Weve been meeting for he It expand ed to include a look at all the ordinances that concern physical entities develop Its an attempt to con trol drainage The citys planning com mittee decided at its last meeting to appoint 11 com mittee members and three exofficio officers to the com Planning Director Harry Bennett The committee will suggest changes to the subdivision and other ordinances or Meeting WHO Subdivision Ordinance Committee WHAT Group to dis cuss changes to the New Braunfels subdivision ordi nance WHEN Wednesday H WHERE Conference Room B of the New Braunfels Municipal Building COMMITTEE MEMBERS Ed Badouh Roger Biggers Jerry Ford Matt Harrison Randy Haugh Craig Hollmig John Lovett Mike Norris McAda Steve Schultz James Vaughn ExOfficio Members Planning Director Harry Bennett City Engineer Robert District 4 councilman might start over from They will discuss the situ ations with the subdivision ordinances and appoint a chairman and vicechair Bennett Then they will try to pull together information to determine what needs to be changed in the Kendrick says the ordi nance revision is a massive The committee has not set a date for com pleting its working and for warding recommendations to city Weve discovered some Kendrick There are great gaps in the zoning ordinances that require people to take extra See Groundwater alliance to start well monitoring network The Plan WHO Hill Country Alliance of Groundwater Districts WHAT Well monitor program for the Trinity WHEN Site selection starts in April through May sites should begin operation by WHY To show coordination of grqunciwater districts BY MARTIN Staff Writer An alliance of groundwater con servation districts plans to imple ment a well monitoring program for the Aquifer this The Hill Country in coop eration with the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center at South west Texas State will choose nine well sites in the sur rpjinding Hill Country Priprity i Management Area to install Trinity monitoring One site will be in western Comal My goal is to have them running by said EARDC Assistant Director Marshall A PGMA is an area designated by the Texas Natural Resource Conser vation Commission as one experi encing or predicted to experience water problems in 25 The TNRCC established the Hill Country PGMA in It i Medina and Travis TNRCC recently included north ern Bexar County with the Hill Coun try Jennings said the nine well sites were made possible from a grant from the Texas Water Development The grant will pay for equipment and initial operation of the sites through See INSIDE Kay Code 76   

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