Sunday, March 9, 2003

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 9, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Elcterfiostelers history of the crty of a C Leisure Randolph AFB hosts Centennial of Plight event March BRAUNFELS Sports New Braunfels beats Corpus Christi Kings in B SUNDAY March 40 pages in 5 sections EITUNG Vol 152 No 100 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 Skeletal remains found Believed to be 52yearold woman missing since last July BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County officials have tentatively identified scattered skeletal remains found north of New Braun fels Saturday afternoon as those of a 52yearold wo man believed missing since this past July Sheriffs Sgt Tommy Ward said an area resident riding horseback just before 4 Saturday found the remains beneath a cedar tree just off the intersec tion of Bretzke Lane and Mountain Laurel Drive Ward believes they be long to Cheryl Jennings Saur whose family report ed her missing this past fell The remains were near the southwest corner of Saurs property about 200 yards from her home What we have here today is a resident has lo cated what appear to be human skeletal remains Right now it appears they have been there for some Ward said Found with the bones were tennis shoes a rain jacket and other articles of clothing Keys found in a pocket matched a lock on the Saur property when Ward and County Judge Danny Scheel investigated Saturday eve ning By the overview of this scene there doesnt appear to be any foul Ward said Scheel ordered an autop sy Were going to send the remains to the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office to determine if there are any signs of trauma and we will obtain records to confirm if these remains are those of the person who is missing from this Ward said Back in the fall family members reported Saur missing saying they hadnt See Above Comal County Judge Danny Scheel fills out paperwork on the skeletal remains found Saturday afternoon near Bretzke Lane and Mountain Laurel Drive At left Comal County Sgt Tommy Ward left and Detective Mike Weddel collect the remains and effects of the body K JESSIE Guadalupe River cleanup delay wont impact start of tourism season BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Inclement weather and the increased river flows now under way will delay the Guadalupe River cleanup ef fort by up to two weeks but shouldnt affect the start of the tourism season Lee Wiederhold project en gineer with the Natural Resource Conservation Ser vice which is overseeing the cleanup told Comal County commissioners Thursday that contractor Regency Con struction of America LLC of Slidell is running about 10 days behind its schedule The NRCS a division of the Department of Agri culture is the same agency that oversaw cleanup of de bris after the 1998 flood The job is behind Wieder hold told the court because of high water caused by water releases of cubic feet persecond from Canyon reservoir conducted by the Army Corps of Engi neers Feb 1419 and a sec ond one started this past Monday Saturday water was being released at cfs Wiederhold said eight or 10 days of rain and two days of ice had also slowed the work This past week a work crew moved into the Sleepy Hollow area of New Braun fels and was moving debris out of there Wiederhold said County Judge Danny Scheel asked about the debris piled along the river just out side Loop 337 That pile has been there since the the county judge said County Engineer Tom Hornseth said the pile was outside the area Regency is contracted to clean therefore the contractor would not pick it up It makes me sick every time I see Scheel said I dont care if we have to get our own crew in there lets get it cleaned Hornseth assured the judge the area would be dealt with 4B Board to recommend hiring consulting firm BY DYLAN JIMENEZ Staff Writer The New Braunfels Infra Corpo ration Board of Directors will recommend Monday night that city council hire TIP Strategies Inc to help draw Tbyota sup pliers to the city For the consultant firm will develop a fivestep plan to identify Toyota suppliers match suppliers needs with the citys ability to fulfill those needs and bring those industries here At Mondays regular meeting council will also hear a staff report used to determine pos sible racial profiling This is mandated by the state for all law enforcement agencies According to the report NBPD records indicate that there is not any clear indica tion of racial profiling by local peace officers Mayor Adam Cork will pre sent an item that would require that all city committees be lim ited in life and reviewed peri odically City ordinance cur rently does not regulate the duration of committees District 4 Councilman Robert Kendrick will argue to add stip ulations to tax abatements used to draw businesses to the city Since the city offers tax abate ments in exchange for the cre ation of local jobs Kendrick wants to ensure those jobs are given to New Braunfels resi dents Some officials are concerned this would handicap economic development at a time when the city has recently lost sever al hundred jobs INSIDE CflY ELECTION 2003 D3 incumbent Flume seeks second term BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer District 3 City Council member Debbie Flume announced Friday she is running for reelection Flume who in 2002 said she ex pected not to seek a second term changed her mind at the request of constituents who asked her to con tinue her effort Over the past few weeks I have received numerous calls from folks thanking me for my work on city Flume said in a twopara graph press release That work included street and Kendrick announces D4 reelection bid drainage issues parks youth sports improving behavior on the rivers and the unsuccessful petition for an alco hol ban on the citys rivers Flume has also worked to address the citys deer population neighbor hood traffic and parking safety issues fiscal responsibility and more I am thankful that people see I have tried to make a differenceand stand up for what I believe benefits all citizens and makes New Braunfels a better plaoe for future After giving it much considera BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer District 4 City Council member Robert Kendrick announced Satur day that he has filed for election to a second term District 4 includes the northeast part of New Braunfels with Gruene the Loop Street and River Road areas Voter registration cards reveal each registered voters district So far only businesswoman Valerie Hull has announced an intention to run for Kendricks seat The filing deadline is 5 March 19 The municipal election is Satur day May 3 In a second term Kendrick said Sat urday he wants to continue to build in KENDRICK the gains the city has made in his first term My longterm goal is to raise the expectations of the citizens of New Braunfels so we can become a first class city and attract firstclass devel opment and firstclass Kendrick said We dont have to accept second best in New Braunfels and we dont have to bribe people to come here be cause there are so many wonderful attributes this city has to make peo See