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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY April 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 135 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Williamson County child injury trial begins in NB CHRIS Defense attorneys for Joseph and Yevette Heiser leave the Comal County Courthouse BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Joseph Heiser sat quietly in District Courtroom 2 Tues day afternoon with his arm around the shoulders of his Across the Williamson County prosecutor Jane Starnes described the white Heiser home in Liberty From the with its sweeping its rolling meadows and the two wellgroomed white horses that lived the lifestyle in the big white house in Liberty Hill might have been the stuff of sto rybooks for a 7yearold little girl Starnes it was anything There were some secrets in that Starnes told a Comal County On last the secrets came tum bling The Heisers are on trial before 26th Judicial District Court Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield for alleged ly injuring their daughter by depriving her of food and not seek ing medical attention and endan gering her through the same acts or The charge of injur ing a child is a firstdegree felony punishable by 5 to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to See Landfill capacity limited Recycling Waste Management talk trash options BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The company that owns the Comal County landfill plans to seek state approval to extend the life of the land General Manager Curt Harrison said The at FarmtoMarket Road 1101 and Kohlenberg is open ing its last section this Without the the landfill will reach its capacity in he Waste Management has owned the landfill since Now that the life of the landfill is the com pany is seeking At the same New Braunfels City Council has asked the recycling committee to make a recommendation for action once the landfills contract in just more than one In a presentation to the New Braun fels Recycling Harrison said Waste Management was developing a plan to expand the land fill The fact that we opened the last cell and the recent addition of an adjust ment for drainage has limited the life of the One of our suggestions is vertical Harrison That would give us about eight more We have to go through a permit process with Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to get it The process could take up to nine he TNRCC will be asked to allow Waste Management to expand the landfill with up to 100 Once TNRCC declares the plan tech JESSIE nically the public will be A Waste Management truck checks in at the weighstation entrance of the informed of the Unless a citiComal County The citys recycling committee and Waste See which tne are discussing the landfills Subdivision panel debates starting point BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels subdivision ordinance committee Monday debated subdivision development issues inside the New Braunfels city Only seven of the 11 committee mem bers and cochairmen Robert Kendrick and Mike Norris were called away on The members who were present discussed where to begin changing the ordinance and immedi ately met with differing Some members called for the commit tee to change the basic rules governing lot sizes and Whats Up The subdivision ordinance commit tees next meeting is from 3 to 5 April 30 at the municipal We need to get to the meat and pota toes of the Ed Badouh Tm interested in discussing the lot the front the back setback and the side But other members said the commit tee first needed to discuss open spaces and impervious cover The committee discussed having the ordinance provide more flexibility for lot sizes and allowing developers trade offs when designing the Acie a committee member who also is on the planning and zoning said the committee needed to decide what the tradeoffs could be before deciding to change lot Without the cochairmen com mittee members decided not to discuss specifics in the they asked each member to consider propos als for They will bring sug gestions to the next from 3 to 5 April 30 at city Gruene Road work up for public comment 4B board also mulling park funds BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council is asking the Infrastruc Corpora tion to pay for improvements to Gruene The proposal will be the topic of one of three public hearings starting at 7 today at the Municipal Build Known as the 4B Board for its enabling the corporation uses a portion of the city sales tax to fund eco nomic development New Braunfels city council voted April 9 to ask the board to improve Gruene Road from Ferry Lane toward the Gruene historic after a presentation from David president of the Gruene Homeowners Associ This portion of Gruene is much too narrow and was no doubt constructed many years ago during a time of very little traffic Hochanadel told coun cil on April The road at Hanz Street is only 20 feet wide measured from shoul der to Hochanadel also said the shoulders had deteriorated and fairly deep ruts had been cut on both sides of the Other problems with according to Hochanadels include Too many patches and spots in the road where the asphalt is missing No sidewalks or lanes for joggers or bikers and Further deterioration of the roads shoulders as traffic Many events take place at he These events include musical per formances and Old Gruene Market These events draw large crowds and trans late directly into a high vol ume of traffic on the Gruene Beer distributor donates van for river patrol Photo submitted New Braunfels Police Lt Doug thanks Boyd vice manager of TriCity fpr the donation pf a 1995 Ford Cargo Van that Anderson hopes will help with the summer river BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer A van normally used to haul now will be usedto help fight public drunkenness and lewd behavior on the Guadalupe and Comal After attending a river activities committee meet ing in Boyd Anderson decided that he wanted to help the city deal with drunks and misbehav ior on the Anderson is manager an4 vipe president of the local AnheuserBusch He decided the city could use two vans the company although he said the police department accepted one of the My first thought was they could use them to carry people who were arrested to he But I think theyre going to use them to like boats and life from the department to the Anderson touts less drinking and more responsi ble behavior on the saying he considered it his We wanted to promote something that would send a good message to all the tourists who come through not only about the but about litter control as he We live here our children go to school we got some of those pitch bumper stickers for the chamber to Anderson said he wanted to respond positively to com plaints that beer and alcohol on the rivers were behind the raucous Whats Up WHO Improvement Corporation WHEN 7 today WHERE New Braunfels Municipal Conference Room A WHY Regular board public hearings Council voted unanimously to ask the 4B board for this year and next year to improve the road to one of the citys historic districts and tourist The 4B board also will con duct a public hearing on another proposal for three years to build a fund to buy park The million would buy parkland to meet the citys long range Airport expansion also is slated for a public hearing The airport has asked the 4B board for a loan and a grant for the same amount to build The airport already has a set of 10unit THangars that i is completely 4B board president Karen McDonnell Airport officials are ask ing for money to expand the hangars and attract more business to New Braunfels Municipal Airport Manager Darrell Phillips The Airport Advisory Committee and myself are aware of the that your corporation has helped the development of the New Braunfels Munici pal Airport in the We would like to build on past efforts and take advan tage of the unique opportu nities that currently exist to make the municipal airport secondtonone in this The project will provide additional hangar space to store personal and business as well as additional revenue for the airport oper Phillips said the air port could pursue a grant for up to from the Texas Department of Transporta tion for site INSIDE Key Code 76   

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