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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BUT 1VMIABL COPY NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY July 2001 14 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctii HERALDZEITUNG 204 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents City votes to destroy abandoned house site BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The yard at 466 Hill is a tangled mess of bram bles and high An aban doned car sits in the drive a rusting hulk with an expired license plate and inspection The homes foundation is crumbling and a row of tele visions sits underneath the Inside the the sink is filled with and the unmistakable signs of rats and vermin are Baseball magazines and rotting mattresses litter the Some rooms are too filled with junk to Oth ers show signs that someone has been there officials found photos of people using The house on Hill Avenue is a nobrainer for New Braunfels Building Stan dards Unlike other houses with owners who are poor and struggling to fix their the home on Hill is considered a safety hazard and has been vacant for A city investigation team made up of officials from the building inspection fire marshal Elroy Friesen hahn and city sanitarian Joe Lara shot a video of the dilapidated which sits almost directly behind the Municipal After viewing the video and listening to comments about the hazards posed by the See Democrat benefit JESSIE Guest speaker John Sharp and former county tax assessor Gloria Clennan mingle with the crowd gathered at The Vineyard Friday The social event was a ben efit for the Comal County Firecracker golf plan nixes annual passes Watson to present proposal at next city council meeting BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Ward Watson is determined to change the future of the Land Park Golf Calling it a plan for the Watson said his pro posal would radically change the operation of the New Braunfels City Council will consider the plan Mon Despite the vocal opposi tion he knows he Ward said he firmly believed the only way to improve the course was to restructure the advisory board and financial I know this is a political he But this is how most municipal golf courses The whole idea is that the course wont be subsidized by taxpayers any It will solve the cash flow Landa Park Golf Course fell on hard times after a harsh summer and a budget cut this Watson said the course would not meet its budget again this He recently closed the grill at the clubhouse to make ends I cant run it any leaner than I he But lets face facts the course has one of the highest numbers of rounds played each with the lowest We just cant run it like that Its time for a change and Im behind this 100 Whats Up What New Braunfels City Council When Monday Where New Braunfels Municipal council Under the the golf course no longer will issue annual city residents can buy a passbook good for 30 rounds of Fees for the passbook are based on age residents 62 and older pay golfers younger than 18 pay and residents pay With the current annual golfers paid for 100 rounds and for addi tional Watson The biggest change is that there are no more annual he And I know the annual passholders will oppose Were still offer ing a discount to The biggest discount still goes to senior Everyone else pays a green fee similar to that charged at other golf In his the new fees for daily visitors are for for the week end and at No one but residents gets the Watson We cut out discounts for peo ple from San Antonio and See Doing hard time Womans respect for law leads to 25year career JESSIE Comal County Jail Day Shift Twyla Schroeder locks up an unidentified inmate at the She has been with the sheriffs office for 25 BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer When Twyla Schroeder was a she didnt dance when she went to the Crys tal the local nightspot for She hung out instead with the offduty deputies who Ive always been interested in law and Ive always respected the she My parents taught me that at And its a good because now a sergeant and the day shift supervisor of the Comal County turned her inter est in and respect for the law into a This she was honored for complet ing 25 years Schroeder started at the sheriffs office when it and the jail were in the Comal County She was 17 and a Canyon High School student in the vocational education pro 1 had two loves in my life I wanted to pur One was hair and the other was law Law enforcement won She graduated in 1976 and became a full time county employee in June of that 1 was thinking about what my salary was back Schroeder I think it was an hour or something like I know it was I just cant believe I made a car payment and See INSIDE Key Code 76 Engineers work on Superhighway BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Need a plat application Wondering about road con ditions Want to know if your Comal County dream home will be in a floodplain County Engineer Tom Hornseth has entered the Information The County Engineers Office went onto the World Wide Web Its is linked off the CCEO icon on the coun tys Web site and includes features intend ed to streamline dealings with Hornseths This Web site will provide better service for the resi dents of the Hornseth We provide a lot of infor mation over the telephone and by Placing this on pur Web site will make it much more convenient for the public to access this Itll be more faster and proba bly make us more effective for the A lot of the requests Hornseths office gets are for forms or information that are easily available over the They can print them out at their own Hornseth Some such as com plaints about a road or a fall en can be sent to Hornseths office But such as plat applications and floodplain or septic still need to be taken in to Hornseths office on Texas These generally include associated documents such as maps and so Hornseth fees need to be We current ly have no method for col lecting those fees electroni But thats something we can work See JESSIE County engineer Thomas Hornseth hopes area residents will start clicking onto the CCEO web site for easy access to forms and The says includes all the information pertaining to regulatory matters and a whole lot
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