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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY September 2001 20 pages in 2 sections M pages in sectic HERALDZEITUNG 257 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents the speed limit on Smithson Valley Road was reduced to 30 miles an hour by the county comission JESSIE HeraldZeitung Lower speed limit aims to curb traffic issues BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to reduce from the speed limit on Smithson Valley Road at the high school from 40 miles an hour to 30 miles an The action to lower the speed limit is part of a package of improvements that include an upgrade of the Smithson Valley 46 And it comes at the same time that the Texas Department of Transportation is con ducting a study on whether a traffic signal should be placed on Texas 46 and Smithson Valley Road 2 Commissioner Jay whose district includes the school said Coun ty Engineer Tom Hornseth wanted to make the area a school But many people who use the school prop erty and its accesses do so at other hours than peak drive and commissioners decided it would make more sense to make the lower speed limit a permanent With all that bus traffic going into that southern I think 40 miles per hour is too Millikin people will take the opportunity to go perhaps another five miles per hour County officials have been concerned with traffic issues related to county growth and to On school Millikin traffic could back up literally for miles on Texas 46 at Im aware of the Millikin Comal Independent School Dis trict and TxDOT officials made a field trip recently to investigate the traffic as See Making it old again JESSIE Anastacio Rivera uses his trowel to recreate some of the more intricate carving details in this column at the Comal County Rivera and his Rigo work for creating waterpark equipment that they say goes all over the County taps waterpark artists to repair decadesold damage BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Decades someone took a sledge hammer to a pair of the pillars that hold up the Comal County Court smashing the ornate cornices and carved The result was an eyesore that both ered county officials for This Rigo Sosa and Anastacio Rivera are putting the socalled ren ovation The two men are sculptors borrowed from the New Braunfelsbased firm that builds waterpark Comal County commissioners voted recently to spend up to for the repair Carpenter Mike Havel suggested repairing the damaged pillars after the county clerks office moved its doc file cases and The part of the structure of the originally were built with polished posts of granite hold ing up limestone cornices and The stonework was handcarved and included intricate patterns of leaves and Where the ornate work proved inconvenient during the 1966 restora it was simply hammered away with no thought given to its historic According to some of the the pillars were disfigured to make space for a pair of County purchaser Ed Krai searched for a way to get the work I contacted Jimmy Owens of Construction and asked him if he knew anybody who could do this of Krai He said Schlitterbahn More it was Owens is the contractor who did the concrete restoration work on the Gar den Street and San Antonio Street But the work in the court house was a little different for handcarved Owens It was something I saw I couldnt I called Gary and they con tracted through he Sosa and Owens are Its difficult work at the very and its really an It was a problem we had on the Garden Street How do you make new work look like old Sosa and Rivera began JESSIE NBQS sculptors Anastacio and Rigo Sosa work Thursday to restore a pair of Comal County Courthouse pillars damaged during a 1966 their work by chipping paint from the pillars and roughing up the limestone See Commission OKs subdivision on Morningside BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer To Mike the devel opment at Morningside Drive represents a chance for first time buyers to buy their own For neighbors in the the 522home development represents a problem with traffic and And for New Braunfels Planning Mead ows of Morningside showed problems with controlling growth in the citys extrater ritorial the commission approved the master plan and unit one for the development this Week this offers no frills homes for first time buy Norris I think a lot of the objections come mis understandings about whats going to happen While area homeowners expressed their concern about the number of homes going on the 100acre Norris said he believed the concerns were The subdivision wont be built out for he The master plan has 522 but they wont be built or next year it will be about 10 years before the subdivision is com The first unit will have 72 lots in Meadows The Meadows of Morningside Developer Mike Norris Property 112 acres of land on Morningside within the ETJ of New Comal Will be annexed 10 Location East of Interstate between Ruekle Road and South Solms Road Utilities ity by NBU Streets paved with curb and gutter built to New Braunfels stan dards with 30 feet of Sidewalks Four feet side walks on both sides of the street Lot sizes Zero lot line lots at larger than city stan ottots built in three phases Open space 17 acres of green open drainage and Offstreet parking at least three offstreet parking spaces Engineer Craig Hollmig Builder KB Homes Sizes of homes From 900 square feet to square The two camps met before the September planning mission meeting on to reach an agreement were Commissioners and home owners in the area said they worried about the density of the the width of See 72 lots in See SUBDI Youth page shines light on young readers FROM STAFF REPORTS We are excited to offer FROM STAFF REPORTS The HeraldZeitungs weekly Youth page debuts inside todays Features about youth for a current events profiles of students and school officials and a story chain written by Comal County classes are packed on this interactive A book review column written by local teenager Jordan Jacks also appears on the new Youth We are excited to offer this new feature in the managing editor Margaret Edmonson We are particularly excited about the story which not only is an exercise in writing but also a lesson in local We encourage teachers to par ticipate with their Any ideas and sugges tions are Contact Edmonson at 6259144 220 or by email at email@example.com. Spokeswoman Walgreens move wont affect pictures BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Walgreens closes its doors at 3 Saturday after nine years at Walnut Avenue and San Antonio The drug store then will reopen its doors at 8 Sunday at its new 1160 Business 35 at Walnut The new store will be will have double lane drive through pharmacy window and will be 24 hours a Wal greens spokeswoman Carol Hive ly Hively said the new store was part of the corporations expan sion throughout the Texas is a big growth and were trying to ramp up on that Hively Walgreens has 356 stores throughout the The compa ny plans to have 480 stores in None of the stores current employees will be lost in the she All wity continue working at the new squarefoot All customer data and photographs will transfer to the new facility and will not be affected by the Hively If customers drop off prescrip tions or film for processing before the store closes on they be available at the new Sunday she Hively said customers doublecheck with the JESSIE Walgreens pharmacy manager Armando Garza stocks his shelves in the new at Business 35 and Walnut INSIDE Key Code 76
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