New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 13, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 13, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 13, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY April 2001 HBT pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 131 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Spy plane crew comes home JOHN A Navy News Some of detained crew members belonging to the EP3 Aeries II aircraft pose with crew members of a commercially chartered BY JEAN CHRISTENSEN Associated Press Writer HONOLULU AP Leaving their damaged spy plane on a Chinese 24 crew members landed in Hawaii on Thursday to cheers and to face two long days of debriefing before weekend reunions with fami lies and Were definitely glad to be said Shane spy mission com in a short statement to offi China declares cials and military President Bush spoke with the crew from Washington shortly after they touched down at Hickam Air Force They did their duty with honor and with great he said in a statement that held the crew blameless for the collision with a Chi nese jet that forced their plane to land in Bush took no I know I speak for all Americans when I say welcome home to our flight he adding that offi cials were looking forward to talking with the crew about exactly how the accident In Osborn said all crew mem bers were healthy and eager to get on with 26 hours of See NB marks Founders Day today BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Signs of New Braunfels German heritage are all around the city of a prince from its street names to its And the city marks Founders More than 156 years German immigrants staked a the land where the Peter and Paul Catholic Church now Led by Prince Carl of Solms the group bought the land the city now stands on for less than an Just days before settlers Prince Carl crossed the Guadalupe with 25 men to inspect the land he Holiday office We established our German colony which I gave the name New wrote Prince Carl as he camped on the Guadalupe The day the first settlers arrived at the encampment in the land between the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers was Good Friday March That the first wagons of immi grants crossed the Guadalupe and they were placed in an encampment erected on a bluff overlook ing the Comal Since that day in New Braunfels residents have celebrated Founders Day every Good As the Easter celebration moves during each calen dar New Braunfels also moves its More than German natives moved to New Braunfels that first The founding of the city opened West Texas to a thriving Many artisans and craftsmen were among the founders of the brandnew city 156 years ago and generated industry and commerce for See New Braunfels High School assistant princi pal Mike Reimerand social studies teacher Sharon Staats are checking the pulse of teacher insur ance plans in CHRIS HeraldZeitung Makin a break Above Celebrating spring the girls at New Life Childrens Residential Treatment Center at Canyon Lake feast on crawfish from Bayseas Fish Market and Seafood Restaurant and cat fish from Waymer Associates Thursday after Left Shift supervisor Tisha Bradbury precariously perches on a dunking booth donated by Andrews Lutheran Fiery truck crash backs up 135 traffic Driver suffers taken to hospital FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN MARCOS North bound Interstate 35 traffic backed up through New Braunfels much of Thursday after a fiery semirig crash closed the San Marcos communica tions manager Melissa Mil lecam said a truck driver was critically burned in an acci dent that occurred in the 1600 block of 135 at Aquare na Springs Drive about The driver was taken to Brooke Army Medical Cen ter at Fort Sam Houston for treatment of his He was reported in critical con dition Thursday Officials did not release his name pending notification of San Marcos police reported the driver of the car rying pounds of chick en and apparently fell asleep while southbound on The rig struck and then straddled the left guardrail for about 100 rupturing its fuel The truck then crossed the median into the northbound lane after strik ing three large concrete bar In the northbound the tractortrailer flipped onto its left The fuel exploded and the tractor was fully engulfed in with flames reaching 80 feet in the The also on walked about 100 feet away from the truck where the flames were extinguished by the first San Marcos police officer to arrive on the Texas Department of Transportation engineers inspected the bridge and roadway and said that 135 north would be reopened by late Northbound traffic was diverted to the east access road at Aquarena Traffic was backed up through New Braunfels and south into The interstate was not reopened until just before noon County offers new subdivision rules Easter Bunny to visit Legion post FROM STAFF REPORTS This time of children can be found searching under behind bushes and in the grass for East er And one New Braunfels group has scheduled an egg hunt for just in time to usher in Easter Sun The American Post 179 will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 Children of all ages are invited to The 410 West Coll will give out prizes accord ing to age groups 47 and Children should bring their own said organizer Crystal club man ager for the American The event is free and open to BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County commis sioners will conduct a public hearing Monday on proposed new subdivision rules that will set drainage standards for future The public hearing is set for in commission ers courtroom at the court house If the rules are a moratorium on small lot con struction enacted this past summer also could be lifted The purpose of the mora torium was to give the coun ty time to revise regulations to protect water supplies and the No new construction was permitted on lots less than one acre requiring subdivi sion Construction on larger lots was unaffected by the If the new sub division regulations would require developers tp reserve space for drainage setbacks in new projects and ensure that drainage downstream is not increased by construc County Engineer Tom See SUBDIVISIONS State mulls teacher insurance options BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Local school officials are keep ing a close eye on Austin as state lawmakers work on plans to provide health insurance for public school New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Ron Reaves said school employ ees in his district and around the country had seen double digit increases in their premi um I hope its new plan any thing that can reduce outof pocket expenses for our teach he New Braunfels school district pays per month for cover age on single Insur ance premiums for single employees are a so they must pay dollars out of their own pockets to meet the Reaves Last year we went up on Reaves That hurts some people and thats per Along with reduced outof pocket Reaves said he also hoped the legislative plan could maintain a good lev el of Rising insurance costs could be attributed to prescription drug costs and visits to the emergency Reaves Rx is really out the he Pharmaceutical corn See INSIDE Key Code 76 ;