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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY June 2001 22 pages in 2 sections 22 pages in L scctii HERALDZEITUNG 173 Serving New Braunfeis and Comal County since 1852 50 cents NBU back lake permit BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The rainbow trout went zero for two in Comal County on Comal County and New Braunfeis Utilities went on record saying that when it comes to people are more important than trout stocked for sport County commissioners unanimously passed a reso lution at court Thursday call ing on the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission to oppose a contested hearing request by Guadalupe River Trout And Thursday New Braunfeis Utilities unanimously passed a reso lution supporting the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority in its efforts to increase the firm yield of Canyon If granted a permit GBRA could take an additional acrefeet annually from Canyon Lake for a total of GBRA says it can draw the extra water with little effect on the lake by impounding water from unexercised hydroelectric An acrefoot of water is gallons of It is the amount of water it would take to cover an acre of land with water one foot GRTU wants six acrefeet enough to support 30 peo ple for a year to be dedi cated to the support of each trout stocked into the Guadalupe GRTU wants summer water flows of at least 200 cubic feet per A group of Canyon Lake residents and businesses also is fighting the permit amend TNRCC has set a June 20 meeting to decide whether to See Flow riders Bodyboarders competition continues today KYLE Daniel Lewis rides the Boogie Bahn Thursday during Schlitterbahns Amateur Bodyboarding FROM STAFF REPORTS Professional bodyboarders will hit the waves at 10 today at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in New More than 20 of the worlds best ocean wave riders will ride the endless wave at the water parks Boogie Bahn in the 10th Flow Rider World Bodyboarding The competition runs until 1 today and from 10 to 1 Riders from South Africa and Brazil will compete for the world Kyle seventime defend ing Flow Rider World Champion from is scheduled to New Braunfeis police officer and for mer Schlitterbahn operations manager Heath Purvis will return for a run at the The pros will be riding a wave that curls up to eight feet high and is moving at 20 miles an said Terri chief operating officer at The competition started Thursday with an amateur competition at 6 McVeigh seeking delay of execution MCVEIGH DENVER AP Attor neys for Timothy McVeigh asked a judge Thursday to delay the Oklahoma City bombers looming execution and accused the federal gov ernment of withholding evi dence in a fraud upon the The re quest was submitted to Dis trict Judge Richard who sched uled a hearing for late Thurs day after A few hours the attorneys met with McVeigh at a federal prison in Terre Attorney Robert Nigh said it wasnt easy for McVeigh to challenge his June 11 execution date He was prepared to Nigh The attorneys also want a hearing on their claim that the FBI is withholding infor mation even three weeks after the Justice Department began turning over more than pages of FBI documents that McVeighs defense should have had at There is a very long and old doctrine that the Supreme Court has articu lated periodically because it doesnt happen very that when a fraud upon the court has been perpetrated by one of the parties to a legal any judg ment that the court makes is lawyer Richard Burr There are still critical doc uments about this investiga tion being withheld by the he suggesting the agency was keeping private files on people investigated in the We must get to the bottom of Attorney General John Ashcroft said none of the FBI documents raise doubt about McVeighs guilt or establish es his He said the Justice Department would oppose any effort to overturn McVeighs conviction or death or to force a new McVeigh had faced lethal injection on May 16 for the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people and injured hundreds of But the execution was postponed by Ashcroft after the Justice Department admitted it mistakenly kept boxes of documents from McVeighs TxDOT cuts speed limit on 281 AUSTIN Texas Depart ment of Transportation Com missioners approved reduc ing the speed limit along a fourmile stretch of 281 by 5 mph at their meeting The which affects the thoroughfare from Farm toMarket Road 311 to FM was one of a list of speed reductions passed in Austin by the board that oversees roads and transportation in A TxDOT official said Thursday afternoon that the change could be made essen tially as soon as new signs can be The stretch of 281 in western Comal County has been under scrutiny because of accidents that occur at the heavily traveled intersections Miracle girl ready for future after painful childhood Photo submitted New Braunfeis High School student Heidi Mann will graduate Saturday after over coming many medical BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Heidi Manns childhood was filled with agonizing visits to the doctor and brain her smile lights up the room as the 20yearold talks about graduating from high summer camp and her plans for the Were going to have a big the petite girl I cant wait But her mom remembers the the incredible trips to the doctor when no one could tell her what was wrong with her baby She remembers being told Heidi would never probably wouldnt To Burckhard and Dawn Mann of New Commencement The New Braunfeis High School Class of 2001 will graduate during a ceremony at 2 Saturday in Strahan Coliseum in San Leading the class of about 370 will be valedictorian Lauren daughter of Randy and Gaye and salutatorian Clay son of Bob and Glenda their daughter is a true miracle Its just a miracle that shes here today and that she is Dawn If you could have seen her as a you would know just how much shes overcome to reach this Mother and daughter sit together in their so close they finish each others sen For Dawn has watched her daughter overcome the damage from a brain tumor that doctors said could have developed when she was still in the Heidi was perfectly healthy when she was her mother Her Apgar score a test performed at birth that show the babys health was nine out of a perfect And at eight months Heidi had the first of several I went in to the room where her crib was and she was Dawn I didnt know what to I was a young mother I didnt know CPR at the So I just See INSIDE Key Coda 76 Commissioner frustrated as bills meet dismal failure in Austin BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The 77th Texas Legislature ended Comal Coun ty entered this session with an ambitious legislative agenda it hoped would give the county tools to regulate growth and protect the qual ity of The county sought land use planning authority zoning authority One out of six is better than none out of It provides some authority we didnt have before but nowhere near the authority we ulti mately JayMllllkln Comal Commissioner increased platting power and the power to levy impact Six bills two supported by the Conference of Urban a group of the 35 largest counties in Texas that Comal County belongs to were sponsored by various At the end of the only one was Did it include zoning authority for county govern ments Increased subdivision authority No Increased platting power Forget Impact fees Itll be a cold 2 Jay Millikin By only one piece of Senator Jon Lindsays Senate Bill made its way through the legislative That called the coun ty infrastructure would give counties the ability to set subdivision or platting rules to promote the morals of general wel fare of the county and the orderly and healthful development of the unincor porated area of the The language is broad and and officials and attor neys will have to decide ulti mately what it will mean for See
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