Tuesday, August 7, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Air quality health alert day NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY August 2001 u 12 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 230 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Registration rush at CHS Senior Dylan Marten right follows a long line of Canyon stu picking up forms and paying var ious fees For registration infor mation for Comal and New Braunfels school see JESSIE Zeitung Flow is but waters still fine BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Reduced water flow from Canyon Lake does not necessarily mean tubing season is the manager for the coun tys water recreation district said Mon George manager for the Water Oriented Recreation said his group wanted to emphasize that peo ple could have just as much fun when the Guadalupe River flows When its its more fun and safer for Cushanick The GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity reduced the outflow from Canyon Lake to 110 cubic feet per second on GBRA engineer Tammy Hill said the outflow had been 200 cfs through most of the but the river authority had run out of its seasonal or amount of water it could release from the lake for The seasonal variance agreement with the Corps of Engineers permitted GBRA to impound 1 foot of water in the reser voirs flood pool to an elevation of 910 feet above mean sea Under the terms of the this water could only be stored provided there was enough winter rainfall to cre ate the additional We had nice rain earlier this but its finally dropped Hill Cushanick said the 110 cfs level should last through the The majority of the river is completely floatable at 110 he He also said people should wear shoes just hi case they have to get out of their tubes and walk across low or dry Crime unite n JESSIE Comal County Sheriffs Offices SWAT team rescues a wounded hostage from a pretend badguy during the National Night Out kickoff Monday at the New Braunfels Law Enforcement Top cop gets promotion BY RON MALONEY AND MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writers When New Braunfels city council said enough this past year to outra geous river New Braunfels Police Department was tasked with cleaning it At the same the citys emer gency communication system was underpowered and Officers sometimes were unable to communi cate with dispatchers or summon back up One New Braunfels police officer was charged with solving both problems while running the departments largest its patrol Police Doug Dunlap was recog nized for his work Monday night as this years recipient of the Burney Boeck Memorial Police Officer of the Year Dunlap also was named the depart ments new assistant Assistant to the City Manager Don Ferguson presented the honor at the New Braunfels Police Departments kickoff to National Night JESSIE Despite the crowds query whether Doug Dunlap would bleed Shelley Dunlap tries to pin on her fathers new assistant chiefs badge without drawing Dunlaps Sayde and other family and friends dozens of neighborhoods in the city and the county and thousands across the county will participate in National Night Out Against a 23year veteran of the New Braunfels Police is the fifth recipient of the which is See Block parties get under way this evening BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Residents hi New Braunfels and Comal County are turning on their porch invit ing their neighbors and throwing parties to high light crime prevention efforts during National Night Out Against Todays National Night Out is an allout effort to prevent crime in neigh borhoods and subdivi Nearly 70 subdivisions and neighborhoods in New Braunfels organized parties to show their par ticipation in the fight against Assistant to the City Manager Don Ferguson See Rosedale apartments going east City sets 29 deadline for buildings to go BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer No one was home at 119 Rosedale when the New Braunfels city inspectors came to But a hobo flag a white plastic bag signaling that the area was a safe place to spend the night hung from a and the door opened easily to several vacant A video showed high weeds and easy entry at the Rosedale After a year of the Building Standards Com mission finally decided the fate of the apartments in New Braunfels West By the decaying buildings are supposed to be only a The owners of the Emmett Cater and Tom are allowing a San Antonio man to remove the and the city gave Ennio Fuentes 90 days to do The Building Standards Commission put another constraint on the contract in 91 if anything the city will tear the buildings down and the cost will be charged to the Fuentes told the commis sion that he planned to take two buildings off the proper ty each He plans to take to a loca tion in Guadalupe he Former city councilman Juan Luis Martinez Td prepared a statement to encourage you to tear them But now I just want to thank you for taking For more than a the commission heard from own ers about attempts to have the buildings removed from the This past Fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn asked to evict people from the apartment complex because the buildings repre sented fire and safety haz Since the buildings have stood vacant home to drifters and We waited because I think it is the owners responsibil ity to tear down a property that has fallen into disrepair and is Chairman Shawn Rutledge And I want to give the owner every opportunity to do that before I use taxpayers dollars to tear them He said the scope of the Rosedale project forced the commission to wait for a res olution from the Contractors said demol See NB police investigating robbery of gas station FROM STAFF REPORTS Someone robbed a New Braunfels gas station in the 500 block of Seguin Avenue early Monday A New Braunfels Police Department spokeswoman said the robbery occurred as the stations clerk was preparing to open the Dia mond Shamrock about 5 The clerk told police a black man approached her with a handgun and demanded the The spokeswoman said the man took off with an unde termined amount of The clerk was unharmed in the INSIDE GALA EVENT Crossword 5A at 6 Pm Friday at the New Braunfels Civic 380 Seguin General admission is for two Key Code 76 The American Cancer Societys Starlight Gala Fabulous will begin For information or to buy call 830 6065810 or 830 Comal veterans wife die in car crash BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer CORPUS New Braunfels man active in veterans affairs died with his wife Saturday afternoon in a headon col lision near Corpus Air Force Marvin and his Doris died about Marvin a former BROWN college was prominent in the Comal County veterans communi Im in Comal County Veterans Service officer Michelle Davis He Bexar accident claims life of CHS was involved in so many different organizations and helped people in so many different Marietta Koester of the Texas Department of Public Safety said six others were injured three critically hi the threevehicle acci dent in Nueces The driving east bound in their 1992 Saturn on FarmtoMarket Road 624 just east of FM were struck nearly headon by a 1998 Dodge driven by Steven Koester said Gomez pulled out to pass two vehi one a 1999 International driven by Rebecca of See CRASHflA