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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY July 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctK HERALDZEITUNG 213 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Name gives Hospice new hope JESSIE Marion Primomo speaks to the crowd gathered at the grand change ceremony for Hospice New now Hope Tuesday BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Under the shade of pecan trees and with mariachi and German accordion music in the Hospice New Braunfels administra staff and volunteers gathered for an open house and ribbon cutting Not only did the event acknowledge the hospices new office it also unveiled a new The facility now will go by the name Hope Hospice executive director Nancy Ackley said although the name has ser vice would stay the We felt we needed a name that reflected our broader service and reflected the val ues of our Ackley She said the hospices board of directors spent 18 months working on a new name for the Founded in New Braunfels in 1984 to provide terminally ill patients with emotional and spiritual sup Childrens Museum homeless New Marketplace owners plan to demolish buildings For the second time in six The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels is looking for a new Located since 1996 in the New Braunfels Market the museum is being displaced by new owners who plan to demolish two freestanding buildings on the inside corners of the retail development on Busi ness The museums anticipat ed move comes just six months after it relocated from retail space in the main building to one of the separate That completed in expanded the museum from about square feet to square feet and provided adequate floor space to increase programming and improve exhibits The larger space also allowed the museum to bet ter accommodate a rapidly growing The Childrens Museum served more than children and their families hi Visitation figures for Janu ary through June 2001 show have visited the Museum and an approximately have been served through out reach events such as Schlit terbahns Shots Across the Texas Folklife CHRIS Lauren from and Josh and Taylor Mueller give a checkup to Francis Weaver Tuesday at the New Braunfels Childrens the Week of the Young and At the same the Childrens Museum mem bership list grew this year to nearly 900 families about half from New Braun fels and half from sur rounding communities such as San Marcos and Northeast San The under the ownership of Charter came to the rescue in 1996 after the museum lost its lease in the Courtyard Shopping Since the museum has enjoyed a shortterm arrangement that calls only for payment of utilities and On July the Market place was sold to Dallas based Wiggins Although there is no exact date for Owner Pat Wiggins has told the museum he would like to proceed Museum Executive Direc tor Julie Swift said Wiggins has submitted a lease pro posal to the museum to move to another space at the center She said substantial mov ing costs and the prospect of paying retail rent will force the museums board to investigate other possible In the the muse um completed a longrange planning study that prompt ed a search for a permanent offering security either a longterm lease or ownership and allowing for future growth and expan sion of exhibits and pro grams to meet the needs a growing community and surrounding The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels is one of 215 such facilities in 42 states and five At least 80 more are in the planning Public hearings could be moved to civic center BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer A large crowd at tonights public hear ing on annexation might lead New Braunfels City Council to move the meet ing to the civic We might move it to the civic but only if there are so many people that the overflow room is people are standing in the hallway and Mayor Stoney Williams The meeting will begin at after a executive session to dis cuss hiring a new city Council plans to conduct the hearing in council chambers to televise Williams The city uses cable channel 21 to televise The first annexation hearing took place July and the city council plans to meet in the Preiss Mission Val ley Estates and T Bar M subdivision areas July The two areas were the only two where residents petitioned against Under state council is required to conduct the public The first will take place at at 1600 River Road at the New Life Fel lowship The second will take place at 113 The targeted areas include T Bar Valley Road Hunters Creek Northwoods Common Drive Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Klein Road and FM 1044 and Schmucks Preiss off Loop 337 the area that includes the McAlister Ranch off Texas 46 across 46 to the Guadalupe the facility has since grown and now offers ser vices in Kendall and northeast Bexar This past the facility served 430 patients in New Braunfels and surrounding Our celebration is of a physical space but also of the love and compassion in ser vice for 17 she Those who attended the ceremony received a com memorative featuring a picture of a quilt depicting the name change and a quote from poet Emily The quote Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the and sings the tune without the and never stops at The 50 hospice staff mem bers and others attending the ceremony celebrated the new squarefoot facility Hospice calls The stone house next door to the new which was previously used as hospices See trout group strike compromise BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Water from Canyon Lake might reach parched Hill Country communities soon er than Attorneys for the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited reached an agreement late Tuesday ending the stalemate between the two organizations over releasing more water from the GBRA general manager Bill West said the agreement is similar to the agreement it has with Comal In years when water is in excess of 909 feet above mean sea we will com mit to release it and spread it out through the full summer and that will benefit the trout West He When we dont have a full theres no See Jury in drivers seat at close of race trial BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SEGUIN A Guadalupe County jury deliberated for hours Tuesday without deciding whether the River City Raceway is a nuisance to its Visiting District Court Judge Don Morgan sent jurors home at 5 with instructions to continue delib erations at 9 Jurors must decide whether neighbors of Todd Zampeses drag strip are harmed by smoke and other impacts of the facil which opened last year off Santa Clara Road at Interstate Six neighbors who want the track shut down have sued If jurors decide the race See Collision sends two to hospital JESSIE Two Canyon Lake residents were flown to University Hospital in San Antonio following a headon collision at Business 35 and Loop 337 that occurred at Officials said this car was struck by a oneton Firefighters worked for more than half an hour to cut the woman from the She had broken legs and other officials INSIDE Key Code 76 Fire destroys Seguin hardware store Photo submitted An unidentified man walks past the firedestroyed ruins of the Vivroux Hardware store in downtown BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SEGUIN A landmark building and the historic downtown business housed in it since it was built in 1904 have been heavily damaged in a Seguin Vivroux an antique coffee shop and upstairs apartments in which four people reportedly lived were all ruined in a fire of unknown origin that was reported at Tues Nobody was and the people who lived upstairs and behind the hardware store were Vivroux Hardware has operated for 132 years on the The twostory building destroyed Tuesday was built hi according to Seguin Public Information Officer Rafael John chief investi gator for the State Fire Mar shals said late Tues day afternoon it was too ear ly in his investigation to say just what had caused the I dont see anything that looks Winn We have a crane and some engineers coming to make sure its safe to go in We think the fagade is all but were going to have to lift the roof up to get We cant see anything with the Aviles said officials tenta tively believed the cause of See