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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY May 2001 TMT 12 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 158 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Digging for dinosaurs Clockwise from bottom Matt Calvin Payton Purdy and Brett from Seele par ticipate in a staged dinosaur dig Monday at Landa CHRIS HeraldZeitung Council denies Watsons hearing request BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer After the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority agreed to talks with the city members voted against asking for a contested case hearing in a permit request to dump treated wastewater in the Dry Comal Put on the agenda by Councilwoman Juliet GBRAs permit request has two parts one is a renewal of an existing permit that requires the treat ed effluent from a wastewater treat ment facility in Northcliffe subdivision to be used to irrigate the Northcliffe Golf The other allows water for a new facility to dump treated waste water into the Dry Comal River if the golf course couldnt use the additional The Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission will consider approval of the permit The Dry Comal empties into the Comal Under the the treated wastewater is put into the Dry Comal 10 miles upstream from the Comal I think we need to protect the Comal Watson The Comal River is drinkable water its the Edwards Aquifer bubbling up from the It deserves better than And this is our last chance to stop We have to request this case hearing by May We can protect the Comal The request for a contested case hear ing met with sharp disapproval from Councilman Larry Saying that New Braunfels dumps treated wastewater into the Guadalupe he cautioned that constantly ask ing for case hearings could cause other communities to do the same thing when New Braunfels permit was up for See Changing of the guard Sonia Mufioz takes reins as District 1 council representative CHRIS Mayor Stoney Williams administers the oath of office to new Councilwoman Sonia Munoz during Mondays city coun cil meeting at the New Braunfels Municipal Munoz replaces Juan Luis who was not eligible to seek Munoz was unopposed in her bid to become the District 1 city council BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Sonia Munoz spent her first coun cil meeting tackling major including considering a contested case hearing for effluent discharge and participating in a closed session to discuss city attorney Munoz is the only new council member from the May 7 Mayor Stoney Williams swore her in as the representative for District 1 at the beginning of Monday nights She took the oath of office just before fellow Councilmember Larry Alexander took his with his by his Later in the Walter Alexanders opponent in the District Two Alexander on his I want to publicly congratulate you on your wellrun he I want to thank the people who supported and I hope this new election will end the 34 split on the The beginning of Munozs council career marked the end of another council members Mayor Pro Tern Juan Luis Martinez stepped CHRIS Comal County Constable Randy talks with former District 1 Councilman Juan Luis Martinez Monday night at the New Braunfels Municipal Martinez is holding his Juan Andreas whose term on the council expired was not eligible to seek reelec tion and was replaced by Sonia down Monday ending six years on the city Williams read a proclamation honoring Martinezs service and commending his The councilman also was present ed a plaque commemorating his time on the I want to thank everyone from the district for electing me six years Martinez And I want to thank the city as a The peo ple make this and it is the envy See mulls transportation BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The New Braunfels Plan ning and Zoning Commission plans to tackle two major issues Wednesday annex ation and The commission meets at in council cham bers at the municipal build 424 Annexation Much of the same area that council tried to annex this past year will be considered in Planning Director Harry Bennett Weve had exemptions for land used for agricultural Bennett So were considering miles instead of the But the planning commission will make a decision Wednesday and pass its recommenda tions to city The com mission could decide to add or subtract land from the pro The areas under consider ation are T Bar Valley Road Hunters Creek Northwoods Common Drive Kowald 110 Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Klein Meeting WHO New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission WHAT Special Workshop to consider annexation and transporta tion issues WHEN Wednesday WHERE Municipal Building Council Chambers AREAS TO BE CON SIDERED FOR ANNEXA TION T Bar Valley Road Hunters Creek Northwoods Common Drive Kowald 110 Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Klein Road and FM 1044 and Schmucks Road and FM 1044 and Schmucks The areas are part of a five year annexation plan coun cil approved in but the plan is an extension of areas the city annexed in This past the city moved to annex these areas and amid uproar from See ANNEXATIONS stabbing sends man to FROM STAFF REPORTS A 49yearold Seguin man was stabbed and critically injured Monday afternoon in a fight at a Seguin Avenue convenience The Marcos was flown to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston with a knife wound to the neck New Braun fels police Public safety officials reported that Guillen had lost a considerable amount of A witness said New Braunfels medics performed cardiopul monary resuscitation at the Late the police department reported that Guillen was in critical condi tion at the medical center after undergoing The incident occurred at the Diamond Shamrock con venience store located in the 500 block of South Seguin Rescue workers were See Bulverde VFD bookkeeper pleads guilty to embezzling funds BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer wife of a former fire chief pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling money from the Bulverde Area Volunteer Fire Depart Corinne A Schlueder plead ed guilty to thirddegree felony theft before 207th Dis trict Judge Jack Schlueder is the wife of Ray the former Bul verde fire He resigned his post in June 2000 after his wife was charged with taking more than in fire department Three months she was indicted by a Comal County grand jury on for theft by a public servant a seconddegree Under the agreement reached Monday between Deputy District Attorney Eld Jendrzey and defense attor ney Susan Schlueder could spend up to 10 years in state She will pay back more than she admitted taking between March and May but will pay no additional Schlueder also will serve any sentence she gets con currently with a sentence that could be invoked for vio lating probation from a 1990 theft Jendrzey Were seeking to have her do the maximum of 10 years in the Jendrzey Jendrzey said Robison would determine sentencing in a month or two after reviewing the results of a pre sentence On June Schlued er turned herself in to Comal County Sheriffs who were investigating an allegation of bookkeeping irregularities at the fire Officials became concerned when Corinne a volunteer report edly was reluctant to provide access to financial An auditor found that extra pay roll checks had been made out to Ray Schlueder and then deleted from the com puter Ray Schlueder cooperated with the investigation and was not a suspect in the the Comal County Sheriffs Office INSIDE Key Code 76
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