New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 31, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 31, 2001

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Issue date: Thursday, May 31, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY May 2001 14 pages in 2 sections 14 pages in sectu HERALDZEITUNG 172 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Longtime agriculture science teacher James Stump Garrett died Photo submitted Longtime NBHS ag teacher succumbs to cancer BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer James Stump Garrett loved his grandson Garrett loved having little also called sit on his He would dote on even though doing so meant suffering the pain of cancer throughout his Garrett knew he didnt have much time left to In his final Garrett had just one He wanted to live long enough to see his grandson show livestock in Garrett did just died Wednesday after a threeyear battle with prostate He taught agriculture science at New Braunfels High School for 20 Before teaching at Garrett taught at Hays Consolidated in Kyle before at the Camp Gary Job He has touched lots and lots of his wife Linda hold ing back Garrett got the nickname Stump from his college physical education Students formed See Road work ahead Construction signs to pop up around NB and not just on 135 CHRIS Top drivers navigate through Main where some summer road work will Assistant Area Engineer Michelle Kopp talks with contractors and New Braunfels city officials during a Texas Department of Transportation meeting outlining a summer road work Landa Street also is targeted for BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Transportation officials unveiled Wednesday a million summer roadway resurfacing project that includes work in New Braunfels on Seguin Avenue and Landa Michelle Texas Department of Transporta tion assistant area engineer in New conduct ed the preconstruction meeting that included city officials and representatives of New Braunfels Utilities and Hunter Industries of San Hunter Industries has been awarded a contract to perform roadway resurfac ing in this area this sum The work will take place at Kopp Seguin Avenue will be ground off and resurfaced from the Sonic Drive In through the Main Plaza to Landa From Landa Street to the Wal nut Avenue intersection will be Also to be resurfaced will be a short stretch of Texas 337 from Business 35 down to the Interstate 35 frontage Hunter Industries is con tracted to work on Farm toMarket Road 78 and Loop 410 in San Kopp The work to be done in San Antonio will be com pleted beginning in That construc tion is expected to take two The work in New Braun fels is expected to begin just after the Fourth of July hol iday and continue for five Hunter Industries officials It will consist of grinding the existing sealing it and applying new Projects WHO Hunter Industries of San Marcos WHAT Summer road resurfacing projects in New Braunfels WHERE Seguin Avenue Business 46 through Main Plaza to Landa Street and Landa Street to the Walnut Avenue WHEN After the Fourth of July 9 to Sundays through Thursdays asphalt oyer the this will give us a much smoother ride than we now Kopp The work will be per formed between 9 and Sundays through Thursdays with no work taking place on Friday or See Council gives contractor test failing grade BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Coun cil failed to approve a city test for general contractors despite support from the local homebuilders Council voted 41 against a motion to KENDRICK pursue examina tions for general contrac Coun oilman Robert Kendrick was the lone voice in favor of the while Juliet Larry Alexan Mayor Pro Tern Lee Rodriguez and Sonia Mufioz opposed the Mayor Stoney Williams and Councilwoman Debbie Flume Kendrick proposed the plan requiring a contractor to pass an exam before the city grants John speaking for the New Braunfels Home Builders told council that the groups exec utive committee met earlier on Lovett said the committee supported the idea but asked that someone from the builders association help create the We support you if this is what the city decides to Lovett But we want to know that whatever testing if its what code will use will the test be fair There are a myriad of questions we would have as the people most affected by the Kendrick said he brought the matter before council because city staff members asked him to look into testing He said the ordinance still had to be written with input from builders and city It takes the licensing out of the subjective and into the Kendrick Its a way to make sure that peo ple building in our city are truly Contractors now must be licensed before they can build homes or commercial Other Action In other action New Braunfels City Council Approved a special use permit to create outdoor stor age of boats and recreational vehicles and truck rentals at a storage facility at 1890 Walnut Appointed Acie Mike Ybarra and Jerry Ford to the Planning and Zoning Appointed Ted Daniel Van Holley and Paul Meyer to the Airport Advisory Approved the first read ing of an ordinance to place stop signs at the intersection of Mission Drive and Wood Approved Improvement funds for the charter school expansion for Connections Individual and Family Services and for the citys aerial imagery pro Authorized construction of a storage building at the New Braunfels Public developments inside the city To get a a con tractor must have satisfac torily completed two jobs in the past six months and have two references in the same City Manager Mike Shands told The licensing fee is he Cities in Alabama and Georgia require passing a test before contractors can build in the Kendrick The city of San Marcos also is consid ering an ordinance to require all general contractors pass an he But Councilwoman Juliet Watson said someone could still pass a written exam without being I could probably pass an but I cant build any she Other council members saying that they believed a written examina tion would not necessarily be a measure of Some very good builders could fail the test and not be allowed to build in New Alexander Main Street member asks council to switch light plans BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Main Street plans to light the way in but at least one member is not happy about how that will be Paul a member of the Main Street told city council Monday that he opposed the metal halide lights that Majn Street jPirec tor Lynn Fountain plans to The lights in question will be added to the 28 lights that already are part of downtown New Main Street plans to add another 22 Fountain the group hoped to have antique lighting over the Comal Street The new lights will be installed 8w INSIDE Key Code 76 Honoring small business Karen and Adam owners and operators of Color Express in down town New are congratulated by guests during a reception honor Ing the Corks as the Small Business People of the Year Tuesday night at Honors CHRIS ;