Wednesday, April 25, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY April 2001 16 pages in 2 sections mmmjm pages in scctu HERALDZEITUNG 141 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents On the TAAS track JESSIE Seele School fifthgraders created this We know we can poster as part of their preparations for the TAAS test this Witness Father told school to stay out of girls health BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer School officials testified the man on trial in district court for allegedly injur ing and endangering his 7yearold daughter told them they should worry about her education and not her it would be the health of the girl that led to her being taken away from Joseph and Yevette Heiser a month Two months after the Reisers were indicted for allegedly endanger ing the girl by depriving her of food and failing to get her proper medical The Heiser in the 26th Judicial District Court of Judge Billy Ray Stub entered its second week Tues day with testimony and crossexami nation of the girls school school nurse and secondgrade All three witnesses described being at a parentteacher conference on where they expressed concerns about the girls All also described Joseph Reisers reaction to their Larry Nicholson is a former teacher and principal with decades of experi ence in He has worked 17 years at Liberty Hill Elementary and as the girls was at the School officials expressed concerns about what they saw as a general decline in the girls Nicholson They were surprised by Joseph Heis ers He said that we shouldnt worry about her that we should take care of her Nicholson He was rather adamant that we stay out of the health I told him we were concerned about the total School Nurse Vicki Thompson described the incident for prosecutor Jane Starnes and later was asked about it by defense attorney Randy That was a stupid thing for Heis er to wouldnt you agree the attor ney The nurse looked at the defense a little funny after he asked that I dont believe it was she Tubular justice Police chief helps spread summer behavior rules BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Have a good time on the but dont leave your manners at home thats the message Police Chief Ray Douglas wants to send To make his point perfect ly Douglas agreed to wear a tube and his dress uniform just to get peo ples I told them I would do anything within Douglas And this is what the public relations people called They wanted me in the but I told them no way I was getting in the Douglas photo has been sent throughout the to universities and tourism It comes with a complete list of rules and the Play Dont Make Were serious about Douglas But we want people to have But if they leave their manners at they better bring their bond The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce launched the advertising campaign to let tourists around the state know the new rules of the river man agement Chamber President Michael Meek said the message is the city wants visitors but those visitors must There are certain types of behavior that we wont tol Meek The idea is to have these rules at the point of purchase when they rent their But people are ready to get in the Theyve got their suntan oil theyre wearing their bathing suits theyre ready to have Having the photo of the police there in a tube drives the point home and gets their Photo submitted Police Chief Ray Douglas posed for this photo as part of an advertising campaign to spread the word about the rules for behavior on local rivers this The police department plans to patrol the river this summer in rafts and air The rafts will have trolling the chief Weve practiced in the Guadalupe with he Theyre very and they go really Well be able to patrol the rivers effectively with The police department already has begun prepar ing for the summer season and has scheduled two days to learn water safety and first aid with their new They will train Friday and May Douglas said he dreaded the release of the photo and not because it meant the beginning of tourism He expects to get a good deal of teasing when local folks see him wearing the standing by the This is how strongly I feel about New he I would put myself through this ordeal and all this The guys here at the police department they are going to have a real ly good time with But Douglas said he knew that he was in for some good natured ribbing when he first heard of the And he went through with he because he believes it is important that people know about the plans for the I knew this would open the door for people having fun with he But thats This is an impor tant Public hearing on golf course today BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer BULVERDE Bulverde area residents will get their chance to sound off about anoth er planned golf course over the Trinity The Southeast Trinity Groundwater Con servation District has a public hearing sched uled for today at Bulverde City Hall on two well permit applications for Cibo lo Cliffs Golf Golf course officials have applied for per mission to complete two wells to draw 400 acrefeet of water a year from the aquifer to establish the golf An of water rpughly equals can supply a family of five with enough water for a The golf course would be about five miles east of Bulverde along FarmtoMarket Road Russ president of the Skyridge Property Owners said subdivision residents are worried the golf course could affect their The association is not trying to stop them from going Were asking to look at alternative means of Napper Skyridge subdivision has 30 active Napper This past five of those including his went We want them to be good he INSIDE Key 76 City council rescinds vote for hearing BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council chambers filled Monday night with people intent on voicing their opinion about a Guadalupe Blanco River Authority request to amend its water After debating the rules of council allowed people on both sides to address the amend GBRA wants to take an additional acrefeet from Canyon increas ing the total amount taken out of the lake to acre An acrefoot is about enough to fill one acre of land one foot GBRA also plans to sell acrefeet of water out of the including acrefeet to Bexar The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission plans to rule on requests for a contested case hearing on May At that it could either grant the permit amendment or send it to the state for the contested case Council voted with one member to rescind a former action to request a contested case hearing on the permit The city is sending a dated April to TNRCC saying that the council voted to rescind its request for the case By a vote of four in two opposed and one abstain the city council voted not to ask the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission for a contested case hearing regarding GBRA Water Right certificate of adjudication No the letter In the city council voted five in favor and two opposed to attach to this letter a copy of the min utes from the June city council meeting at which time city council voted not to send a letter of opposition to TNRCC regarding GBRAs In June of this past Juliet Watson brought up the GBRA permit and said she was concerned about what could happen if the permit amendment was At that city council Watson asked council to send a letter of opposition to the These are the same issues she brought up Mayor Williams saidl Tues And we voted against it Watson considers legal options after vote BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer One council member is seeking legal options to overturn a vote made at Monday nights city council After hours of New Braun fels City Council voted Monday to rescind a March 26 action to ask the Texas Natural Resource Conser vation Commission for a contested case The hearing would have been regarding a permit that would allow the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to take more water from Canyon Councilwoman Juliet Watson said They cant make a motion to rescind that wasnt on the 1 should have stuck to my guns and not let them have any discussion on the motion at I even See WATSON It should be clear from that meeting that the council does not want a contested case Residents from Bulverde to Canyon Lake spoke on oppos ing sides of the issue at Mon days What you do tonight will affect your grandchildren and their Bill Womack Its time to survey the facts and realize what this permit will Speaking in favor of the former county judge Carter Casteel said she was amazed that the issue has just now come up and the council failed to speak to one member of the county com missioners about the Weve worked on this for she When I got on the board in there were problems with water in Bulyerde Where has