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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 1, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Lifestyle Get a lifestyle C LEISURE This Week Gruene Hall hosts the Gospel Inside NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Visit a city rich in Texas SUNDAY July 2001 j i 7 30 pages in 4sections HERALDZEITUNG 150 199 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 Hispanic chamber begins rebuilding MARTIN Area Hispanic residents met Wednesday at Librados Restaurant to begin rebuilding the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Pictured left to right are Mike Carlos Daniel Barbara Samuel David Martinez and Lee BY MARTIN MALACARA StaffWriter Hispanic New Braunfels residents want to add more diversity to the economy and culture of the And they want to accomplish this by rebuilding the Greater Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New David of Martinez Enter tainment and is spearheading the drive to bring the chamber to the fore front of the Were here to work with all organiza Its a positive Martinez He emphasized the chambers goals are to bring more cultural events to the com initiate programs to help small business and implement programs for at risk Martinez held the chambers first rebuilding meeting Wednesday to enlist support for the Hispanic Martinez brings his experience with the Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Com merce to this chamber and hopes to make it a Samuel president and CEO of the Texas Association of Mexican Ameri can Chambers of said when word gets out about the formation of a Plan for Rosedale to go before city Hispanic red flags tend to go People always ask The answer is why Guzman Guzmans organization promotes the development and success of local Hispanic chambers of commerce and serves as the leading advocate of His panic business in according to the groups Web Guzman said the real essence of any chamber is to enhance business and eco nomic development and not divide a com See BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The apartments stand closed and The grass is high and some of the buildings show signs of forced Rosedale Apartments are empty the residents forced to move out nearly 10 months ago when city inspec tors found more than 150 health arid safety The apartments consist of 42 units at Rosedale Avenue and South Krueger Avenue off West San Antonio the Building Stan dards Commission asked the company responsible for the property for a plan to tear down the They asked in May for them to come back with something in writing about Whats Up What Building Standards Commission When Monday Where Municipal conference room 424 Castell Other properties on agenda Public hearing regarding 376 Comanche Street Public hearing regarding 466 Hill Avenue Discuss property at 178 Krueger Avenue Discuss property at 146 Baden the Legal Assis tant Michael Resendez And they are supposed to do that on I at some the commission is going to want to see some See Missing Houston resident returns home Man sees self in calls wife BLADES BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Michael Hooch Blades had an argument with his on June 23 and walked away Th e who live in had come to the area to go tub After they fought at Camp Beans on the Guadalupe he holed up in a hotel room for six nursing his thinking about his life and watching old 1970s Then on he saw his photograph on the front page of the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung and decided he had best call Thursday Becky Blades reported her husband missing to the Coma County Sheriffs Office and was told by Detective Jim Rose that she should go talk to the She and the story that she was looking for her hus band appeared on page Friday her tele phone began ringing at about 2 with calls from folks in New Braunfels who believed they had seen One woman had talked to him about one of his tattoos at a local convenience She also called The others said where they thought they had seen him and offered what comfort they I probably got five calls in the next two Becky the phone rang and it was the best news of He called and My pictures on the front I youre not dead He why would you ever think like that Im a grown I can look after Becky recounted Saturday I told Vou could have just picked up the said Im all Im Ill talk to you later and not put everybody through She said her husband told her he had been angry when he left that Saturday and that he needed time to be by himself and think through He realized he had a fam See Park planning n i New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams leans against a fence at the Camp Comal Little League Fields Friday while Clayton Justin Kanas and Rocky Thompson practice in the City council to take up Camp Comal discussions BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The future of Camp Comal might be determined New Braunfels City Council plans to set a date at its July 9 meeting for a workshop for the city and New Braunfels Utilities to hammer out details of an agree The two groups were unable to decide on the fate of the land site a new treatment plant or bet ter park until The 44 acres on the Guadalupe River has been the site of a tugof war between New Braunfels Utilities and the citys parks and recreation NBU bought the land in 1969 and plans to use it for future expansion of its wastewater treat ment The parks board wants it dedi cated as park lands to protect the six baseball fields now at Camp City Manager Mike Shands said he talked with the citys attorney and planned to put the issue on the councils next I think theyve agreed on what to he But the council needs to decide some of the How much land do they need Where should it be located And how much is the city willing to pay for the land Shands said the groups needed to reach a so the city could look into acquiring land for NBU or new land to replace Camp Comals baseball NBU Executive Director of See INSIDE Key Code 77 River activity not up to holiday weekend BY RON MALONEY StaffWriter Law enforcement authorities reported sol id weekend tourist action on the Guadalupe and Comal rivers but not the big holiday weekend authorities geared up Mark who operated the Comal County Sheriffs Office river command post reported that 38 deputies and another dozen river security team members worked on the Guadalupe River which is about the manpower level set for a strong Next he said there would be more deputies on the It was going to be a toss up to see which weekend was the big Reynolds with the Fourth of July coming at Its hard to say if next weekend will be with the fourth landing on Wednes he If it were a Monday or it could make for a long But with Wednes its hard to go to your boss and ask for a fiveday Either Reynolds deputies would be prepared for whoever shows New Braunfels Police John McEchern said business was picking up late Saturday afternoon on the rivers within the city Its the witching hour right McEch ern said a little after 4 referring to the time when tubers start making their way See RIVEFV5A   

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