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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY August 2001 16 pages in 2 sections pages in 4 scctn HERALDZEITUNG 246 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Hunters Creek fighting city hall in court Annexation storecard AREAS STILL CONSIDERED FOR ANNEXATION Northwoods Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Schmucks RoaoVEngel AREAS REMOVED FROM THE ANNEXATION PLAN Preiss off Loop 337 near River Road the area including the McAlister Ranch off Texas 46 South and Lone Star Road all the way to the Guadalupe AREAS THAT MIGHT BE REMOVED MONDAY NIGHT T Bar Valley Road Hunter Drive Klein Road and FM 1044 Hunters Creek City attorney Injunction has no merit BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The list of areas slated for annexation by the city of New Braunfels grew smaller by one Friday at least tem Escalating the fight against the attorney for Hunters Creek subdivision filed a temporary restrain ing order in Comal County district court The restraining order prohibits New Braunfels City Council from considering the subdi vision during the second reading of the annexation ordinances on Council plans to meet behind closed doors to dis cuss legal issues pertaining to annexation with City Attorney Charlie according to the councils One wreck to another JESSIE Officials block southbound traffic on Highway 281 Friday afternoon so emergency vehicles can get to victims of a car northbound lanes had to be closed after drivers slowing to look at the wreckage Spring Branch and Canyon Lake Fire and EMS crews work together to transport one accident victim after the van he was in Bottom Fire and EMS crews from Bulverde Spring Branch and Canyon Lake rush to load three accident victims onto one of two Airlife Van rollover injures four second accident just across road injures one BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer A singlecar accident on Highway 281 South led to a twocar pileup on 281 as onlookers slowed to look at flashing ambulance helicopters and police A vans back tire blew out on Highway 281 North Fri day according to officers from the Texas State Highway The van flipped and over Officer Steven Tip pet The impact of the crash threw the passengers from the he The crash injured he two of them Five people were traveling in the he Ambulance crews called Airlife to take two passen gers to University Hospital by Crews took two more passengers to the he Tippett said he didnt have the names of the people involved in the He said they were Hispanic and didnt speak The second accident occurred about an hour as traffic slowed to look at the accident across the high Tippet As one truck the driver of a white Ford pickup truck smashed into the rear of the Richard Carvahal was injured in the crash and tak en to University Hospital by Tippett said he was suffering from head and neck Susan who was driving the pickup truck that hit was not injured in the The current condition of all five crash victims is unknown at press Plane crash victims still in critical condition FROM WIRE AND STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO The two McAllen brothers badly burned in an airplane crash north of Bulverde Thursday were reportedly still in criti cal condition Friday The Associated Press report ed that Jan and Gary are listed in critical condition at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam A Comal County rancher pulled Gary Klinck from the burning wreckage of a sixpassenger Piper Malibu piloted by his older brother just moments before it explod ed at Both men had serious lacerations and other suspected internal injuries including possible Rescue officials said Gary Klinck had third degree bums over 70 percent of his They were flown to where they are being treated in the hospitals burn treat ment BAMCs spokes Norma did not return repeated calls from the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Jan a longtime phar macist and McAllen business was first elected to the city commission in He served as a member of the McAllen Public Utilities Board for 16 years before becoming a He and his wife have two INSIDE Key Code 76 posted The closed session is set for Because of the temporary restraining Mayor Stoney Williams said the council could not vote on Area Two Well have to drop Hunters Creek at least for he We will proceed with all the other Randy a said he only repre Hunters Creek home owners in the annexation not other areas targeted for Hunters Creek homeown ers and the city have a dif ference of opinion about the legal requirements of annex Richards officials are not com plying with the law so we want a judge to determine what should be Richards See HUNTERS County hoping will chip in on machine costs BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County commis sioners voted Friday to spend on a wood chipper they said could help divert nearly a third of the waste that now goes to the county Now the county is looking to its recycling partner the City of New Braunfels to share in costs that county officials said will benefit all citizens here in coming Monday the New Braunfels City Council will consider a county request to spend to help pay for the machine and an additional per year afterward to pay for a worker to operate The county would provide for upkeep of the which would be located at the Comal County Rural Recy cling Center on Texas 46 which is where city and coun ty recyclables are But theres a Half of the machines quar termillion dollar cost will come from a grant from the Texas Natural Resource Con servation awarded through the Alamo Area Council of Governments In order to take advantage of the the county must be prepared to use it by 31 which 4 Commis sioner Moe who Whats Up WHAT New Braunfels City Council meeting WHEN Monday WHERE Council City 424 Castell manages the recycling facili acknowledged is a very tight Weve been trying to get one of these machines for some time Schwab but so far the money hasnt been More than 90 different gov ernmental agencies around the greater San Antonio area can seek the but Comal Countys recent pro posals that would have paid for the chipper havent made the This Schwab hes decided that half of some thing is better than all of and its time to go for Right the county hires a contractor to come in twice a year at a cost of about each time to chip up the branches clipped by the county road the New Braunfels Utilities or any county The brush is turned into which is then given See Trustees want bond committee to remain BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The majority of Comal Independent School Districts board of trustees want its Bond Oversight Committee to But the committees future is uncertain at the After nearly three years of members of the Bond Oversight Committee recom mended to the board that it At the districts board meet ing BOC chairman Bill Swint presented board members a letter voicing his opinion on why the commit tee took the Citing inconsistency in issues brought before the lack of communi cation and a show of con tempt of the committee by one Swint said it was time to reevaluate the com mittees Because the committee cannot disband itself without board board presi dent John Clay said the vote would be considered a resig nation by Walker and Clay said that the committee is still in place and wants to discuss the matter at a Sep t e m b e r board The board cre ated the committee in 1999 to ensure accountability for the million bond issue passed that Its duties were to ensure bond funds were spent prop erly on the districts 20 pro to adhere to to tour projects and to report to the board on a monthly See CLAY   

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