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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY TBAMMATBS Former New Braunteis High School classmates play on golf team for University of the Incarnate Word Page 9 cm BUDGET WOES Heading into new budget year Cornel ISO trustees and super intendent say they are cerned with the districts money management Page 3 Smunfete and Comal County since 1852 Vol 1S3 N5 74 10 pages 1 section WWW Mostly cloudy High Low 67 42 DEAR ASSY 8 CLASSIFIEDS COMICS t CROSSWORD 7 FORUM 4 OBITUARIES 3 SPORTS S 8 Farmland annexation talks on hold By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Faced with annexing farm land near the airport New Braunfels Planning Commis sion agreed Tuesday to get city councils opinion on the issue The commission has wres tled with annexing almost acres of farmland adja cent to the airport for several years provoking landowners whose families have farmed in Comal County for genera tions I wish there was some way to protect that land near the airport without having to annex said commission member Randy Vanstory Those people arent going to use their land for anything other than agriculture Is there any alternative that says we would annex the land if they decided to use it for some thing other than agriculture Commission member Ace McAda seemed resigned to the idea that more farmland adjacent to the airport will eventually have to be annexed I believe the land should be he said The same arguments are going to apply now that did when the city council didnt approve annexation last time I dont know how were going to beat a dead horse Frank Robbins director of planning and community development said some landowners adjacent to the airport have nonannexation agreements with the city One agreement will expire in he said Nonannex ation agreements basically say that the city will not annex the land as long as the land is use for agriculture but if the own ers change the usage for instance to residential then See FARMLAND Page 3A 2 men jailed after drug bust By Ron Malonay Staff Writer Two men who tried to sell detectives worth of cocaine Tuesday night could go to prison for the rest of their fives John Edward Estrado 30 and Adrian Daniel Barrera 21 both of San Antonio are being held in Comal County Jail on charges of possession with intent to deliver more than 400 grams of cocaine The charge is a firstdegree felony punishable by between five and 99 years in prison and a fine Comal County Magistrate Ellen Salyers set bail at each New Braunfels police Lt Mike Rust said the two were arrested at in a Cocaine is typically sold by the gram for to There are 28 grams in an ounce and grams in a kilogram At a gram two kilograms of cocaine could retail for up to on the parking lot off Interstate 35 as they attempted to sell two kilograms of cocaine to under cover detectives Rust said New Braunfels police Comal County sheriffs deputies Comal County Met ropolitan Narcotics Task Force and Drug Enforcement Agency agents participated in a weekslong investigation that culminated in the attempted sale Tuesday night See DRUGS Page 3A Nursing home residents were entertained with TT JLVJLJL Horse tales DAVID Berta Lepp 99 blows a kiss to one of the horses visiting Eden Home Wednesday morning The Greater Randolph Area Trailriders visited several area nursing homes on their way to the San Antonio Stock Show Trailriders stop by on their way to SA stock show By Scott Mahon Staff Writer Local nursing home resi dents were reminded of when horses were a means of trans portation Wednesday when the Greater Randolph Area Trailriders visited town More than 40 trailriders passed through New Braun fels on their way to kick off the annual San Antonio stock show Starting in Driftwood with more than 100 riders and four covered wagons the annual trailride attracts riders from all over the state and will end up in San Antonio Friday at the SBC Center Wednesday the riders vis ited residents at Eden Home DAVID Arnold Schroeder 84 wearing his favorite cowboy hat waits for the arrival of the Greater Randolph Area Trailriders at Eden Home Wednesday morning and Kirkwood Manor as they rode through New Braunfels on a cold and wet day This is our sixth annual trail said Unda Wing field a GRA board member We always lose about half our riders during the week but then we pick up more ers at the end of the week as we get closer to San Antonio But we always stop and visit several of the nursing homes in New Braunfels on our Norman Custer adminis trator at Kirkwood Manor said the residents look for ward to the annual trailride A lot of our residents grew up in a rural environment on farms and he said So they really look forward to this each year Its some thing they can relate Calvin Heidrick 76 was among the residents at Kirk wood who enjoyed a hot chili lunch along with the trailrid ers My family owned a ranch in Comal County and I was a rancher most of my he said We raised cattle sheep and goats So I kind of look forward to this each Tuesday night the trailrid ers visited residents at the Sterling House in New Braun fels See HORSE Page 3A Kraft gives land to city for park City councilman tarry Alexander takes a tour of land Loraine Kraft donated to become a city park By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council recently honored Calvin and Loraine Kraft when council designated land the Krafts donated as a city park and named it after them Calvin Kraft who died Jan was a building contractor and grew up in New Braunfels His wifes parents William and Anna Ikels farmed in Comal County and eventually owned most of the land now known as the Rolling Valley subdivi sion 1 grew up on Rolling Valley Loraine Kraft said And my father who was a cotton farmer wouldnt believe whats happened to this land because there was nothing here in the Kraft said she and her husband had long considered giving the 20 acres to the city After Calvin died it became my responsibility and I just felt that it was time to turn the responsibility over to the she said The land is impor tant to the citys growth because its a major drainage District 2 Councilman tarry Alexan der said the tract is on Pahmeyer Road See PARK Page 3A Always listening always working for you Now Offering ATfcT Wireless NEXTEL
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