New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 2, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 02, 2001

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Issue date: Wednesday, May 2, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 2, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas KIT NNUUU1 COW NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY May 2001 16 pages in 2 sections 16 pages in 2 scctii HERALDZEITUNG 147 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents House district plan under fire FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The first House redistrict ing skirmish is The big battle is about to Delwin chair man of the House Redistrict ing said he hoped to have the redistricting plan his committee approved Monday before the full House for debate later this Edmund who repre s e n t s Comal and Guadalupe said he expected that debate to take place next And once debate Kuempel plans to talk about some concerns he has with the I dont think this particu lar plan is going to pass with out some Kuempel said The Central Texas repre sentative said he had not had a chance to study the plan he did note that his district would lose Comal County and pick up Wilson and Gonzales Comal County is lumped into a district with Kendall and Kerr counties to the west in a new representative dis To it looked a little but once you put all the pieces thats where the chips Kuem pel Kuempels concerns about Jones redistricting plan echoed similar comments from some of whom called it protection plan aimed at pro tecting the job of House Speaker Pete a Demo and other See KUEMPEL Texas icon Willie Nelson returns to Gruene Hall June 5 AP Photo Willie Nelson plays for a raindampened crowd of more than at Meadowbrook Farm on in BY DALE MARTIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent He came to town once before to play at Gruene and on June Willie Nelson returns to the legendary Tickets go on sale and they are expected to go Tickets are and can be bought Online at starting at 8 credit cards By calling 6295077 starting at credit cards or money orders At Gruene Hall starting at 11 cash and At Josephine Cafe in San 400 Josephine starting at 11 cash or credit The mere mention of his name causes people to use terms such as kindhearted and To say that Nelson has and seen it all would be a major In his long and exciting Willie Nelson has recorded country gospel and much His latest release is Milk Cow his third album for Island Records and his first blues TNRCC City missed hearing request deadline Commission not required consider letters BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Legal wrangling by mem bers of the New Braunfels City Council over a proposed amendment to take more water from Canyon Lake might be causing an unnec essary rift in the It may make no difference one way or said Todd section manager of water rights per mitting and availability for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation The deadline to submit requests for case hearings was set a long time ago in Its too late The commissioners plan to decide May 9 whether to adopt the permit amendment that would allow the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to take additional acrefeet of water from Canyon Lake They also could decide to send the permit amendment for a contested case The commissioners dont have to consider any infor received after the he And that deadline was a long time They could still choose to look at but the rules dont require The stream of correspon dence from New Braunfels serves only to highlight divi sion on the he Political fighting Chenoweth said the TNRCC was accustomed to dealing with controversial While this exact same thing has not happened we are used to get ting letters from he And occasionally we get letters retracting older But it doesnt usually happen with a The commissioners will see several letters from New The sent March asks for a con tested case The sec dated April notifies the commissioners that the council voted to rescind the And the third written by Councilwoman Juliet Wat son on official city stationery asks that the commission ers ignore the second letter based on her opinion that the councils action was illegal and As of Chenoweth had not seen copies of the let but he said all corre spondence would be included in the commissioners pack Canyon Lake request While the citys request might have come too one Comal Countys group request for the contested case hearing did A group of Canyon Lake businessmen organized and filed a request for a contested case hearing within the dead line Bill spokesman for the said theirs is just one of many requests the TNRCC will review May Weve hired attorneys and filed the request he This is not some scare Weve been working on this for And there are about 10 or 11 requests out there that will also be While Womack and his group claim they do not want to block water from parts of western Comal they say questions concerning the economic and environmental effects of the permit amend ment have not been ade quately answered by We just want Womack And we arent getting This is a very political and there is a lot of power But theyre messing with peoples lives here peoples liveli Festival preparations JESSIE Artist and show curator Ron Boling looks over two James Tisdale pieces he is setting up for Fridays opening of the Texas Music and Art Festival at the New Braunfels Museum of Art and See 4B for Mom refutes reports about girls treatment BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Yevette Heiser told the jury Tuesday that there were some things shed do differently if she could relive the weeks and the days leading up to when her 7 yearold daughter was hospitalized for Heiser and her Joseph Heis are on trial for charges of allegedly injuring and endangering their oldest daughter by nearly starving her to death and failing to provide her with proper medical They could spend up to the rest of their lives in prison if con victed in the trial before District 26 Judge Billy Ray Yevette Heiser completed about 10 hours of direct examination by defense attorney Roy Minton late Tuesday after She described the months that led up to Child Protective Services seizing her children early this past and refut point by the allegations raised against her during a twoweek presen tation by prosecutor Jane The sores that so alarmed school offi cials and doctors were caused by recur rent bouts with poison oak or Yevette Heiser The muchpublicized discipline method of making the child hold up dumbbells was only applied four or five for five minutes each Heiser Food never was used as a disciplinary the mother and the only time her daughter ever ate anything different from the rest of the family was when she asked for Reisers testimony flies in the face of allegations by numerous prosecution including investigators and therapists who said the child told them This is your little Minton told his witness and Do you have any explanation for why in the world she would say these things Heiser I wish I I havent talked to her in a very long Shed like to talk to and Id like to talk to See Planning commission wants annexation to move forward BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Com mission sent a message to the New Braunfels City Council at its meeting Tuesday night its time to begin annexing property into the city As the end of the oneyear morato rium on annexation the com mission set an annexation workshop for May The commission also plans to discuss handjing growth and development on parts Walnut Avenue at the Our backs are against the wall on this James member of the planning And our backs are to the wall because the city council put heads in the sand and voted postpone annexa tion fpr a The New Braunfels Planning Department presented a calendar of proposed annexation dates to once again begin the process to annex into This past the city council agreed to allow a delay so areas could negpUate terms The workshop only begins the On June the council will discuss passing a resolution to sched ule public hearings and authorize the master services Under current the city has four and a half years to provide ser vices to newly annexed Begin ning next any property annexed must be provided city police and utility services within two and a half Our time frame for getting those services to them said Har ry planning So we need to have a get togeth er and discuss possibly including some other areas into the annexa tion for this We need to discuss issues in terms of where we are going to policy changes and provid ing services for New Braunfels Util The tentative schedule for the annexation process is June 11 City council considers adopting a resolution directing the planning department to schedule public hearings and authorize the INSIDE Key Code 76 ;