Saturday, May 26, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas HIT AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY May 2001 18 pages in 2 sections jg pages In 2 scctn HERALDZEITUNG 168 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Let the summer begin Memorial Day weekend kicks off new river enforcement plan BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Visitors to New Braunfels hotel rooms will see the list its also posted at every river out fitters business and at the public And with the electronic sign at the tube itll be hard for tourists to miss the citys new river We want to emphasize that everybody should have a good said Don assistant to the city And if the weather its going to be a great week end on the The campgrounds are filling up Friday and the hotel rooms are almost all But people have to remember bring your manners with you to New The city has worked on the rules for behavior on the river all Officials also have added trashcans and designated spots to pick up and drop off Ferguson And with the list posted in virtually every place a tourist might visitors should be completely aware of the behavior expected this Ferguson Those rules are Obey the See Above A sign put up next to the Prince Solms Tube Chute reminds people to obey the laws Friday while on the Comal Right Rafters scoot through the rapids near the Gruene Road CHRIS Street closings for summer Lawmen hit streets to patrol heavy holiday traffic FROM STAFF REPORTS River flows will be great this but traffic flows could leave a little bit to be Public safety officials in the city and county have geared up traffic divisions to deal with the influx of holiday dri Drinking and driving could be the leading killer on Texas roadways this Memorial Day if Texas drivers fail to exercise the Department of Public Safety Tf you plan to drink dont Its that No party or celebration is worth risking your life and the lives of said Thomas Davis director of the And when we say to have a designated dri we dont mean at the end of the evening you decide who has had the least amount to Choose one person to stay sober all evening DPS troopers and many other police agencies will increase patrols during the weekend to get drunk drivers off the roads and to target speeders and seat belt viola One nationwide effort designed to reduce fatalities is the Combined Accident Reduction Effort State police across the nation participate in maximizing enforce ment on major interstate highways to reduce fatalities See PERRY Lawmakers mull call for special session Perry asks legislators to gauge redistricting chances BY JIM VERTUNO Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP Rick Perry said Fri day hes asked House and Senate lawmak ers to discuss whether they can move for ward on a congressional redistricting plan and left open the possibility of calling a special Bill how said it would be an extraordinarily difficult prospect to come to any sort of an Perry I have asked them to convene a group of House members and sena tors to try to work towards a If a special ses sion needs to be if that would be then wed certainly entertain Ratliff said any special session likely would prove The regular session ends It will be extraordinarily to get a plan passed out of both chambers and successfully negotiated in conference Ratliff Even if a bill did get to conference the RATLIFF Senate side likely would be majority Republican while the House side would be majority said a And that conference committee would have 30 congressmen looking over their he It would be extraordinarily difficult I wouldnt venture what the odds are to be Texas has 30 congressional seats now and will get two Democrats hold a majority of the current Perry said he wouldnt call a special ses sion if it was clear it wouldnt If we know for a fact that were not going to be I thats not in the best interest of the people of the state of Perry Redistricting is the onceadecade redrawing of political boundaries based on new census The Legislature is charged with com ing up with a redistricting plan for its two the states congressional delega tion and the State Board of Plans for state seats already have collapsed amid bitter partisan The responsibil ity of drawing state districts will now go the Legislative Redistricting CHS top graduates share faith in God DANIEL OUSLEY Canyon 2001 grads get diplomas today BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Despite being separated by a few decimal points on their grade point Canyon High Schools Daniel Ousley and Alexandra Stanley have at least one thing in Valedictorian Ousley and salu tatorian Stanley share a strong faith in Im looking for what God wants me to Ousley Im ready to leave high school desiring to get there college as soon as pos sible and know God a lot He will speak about his faith to his graduating class today at 10 at Strahan Coliseum in San He took his speech from the book of Its what King Solomon said about whats worthwhile to do about He tried everything and realized he should fear God and follow his he Ousley will attend Texas University where he will major in electrical His older brother and sister also attended the Electricity is Physics is very he Ousley said a degree in electri cal engineering was practical because he could get a job any where in the world with With that Ousley said it could also help him work as a missionary if he chose that path in the ALEXANDRA STANLEY Newspaper launches LEISURE publications FROM STAFF REPORTS The HeraldZeitung has a new publication to help make the most of your leisure a multimedia prod includes a visitors and relocation a weekly entertainment guide with television listings and a web sjte with visitors and residents need to know about New Braunfels and Comal County The visitors guide and weekly publication are being provided at local hotels and bed and break LEISURE This Week will be inserted into the HeraldZeitung starting For see Page 64 INSIDE Sculpting a legacy to Native Americans in the South Dakota Black in the HeraldZeitung Cops nab local men accused of having sex in park restrooms FROM STAFF REPORTS Undercover police officers investigating reports of lewd homosexual acts in park restrooms arrested two local men late Friday morning in Cypress Bend The dressed in plain arrested two ages 53 and in the parks public restrooms after reportedly seeing them engage in sexual The men were booked into Comal County Jail on pub lic lewdness where they were being held on bail New Braunfels Police Department reported in a press release late Friday that Chief Ray Douglas has autho rized a plainclothes task force to stem this type of which officers believe is occur ring on a daily These concerns were See