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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SATURDAY APRIL 10 2004 m FORUM ZEITUNG Smithson Valley defeats Southwest other sports scores Pages SA Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 Vol 153 No 130 12 pages 2 sections COLUMN CLICK JT Woodall writes about tho who expose secrets and con dences which is happening i the Sept 11 hearings Page Mostly cloudy High Low 79 51 Details1B WWW FRONT and CENTER j DEARABBY 3D CLASSIFIEDS 341 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A 3A SPORTS 64A TV GRIDS 3B Couple buys Tamiga By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Marcia Stewart of Spring Branch visited Tamiga Acres Friday morning she said it was a won derful thing My car was surrounded by all these beautiful little babies and said the mother of two who just purchased the park with her husband Chuck Theyre The Stewarts have renovated proper ties in the past This week they agreed to buy the 20acre mobile home park from the Tessye Maurer family They put up a down payment with the district court to help the Maurers reassure Comal County that needed septic repairs will be made District Attorney Dib Waldrip had set a 30day deadline for repairs at the park that he extended again and again to facilitate the Stewarts purchase Late Thursday Waldrip said the deal had been completed and he was optimistic that the new owners would make the repairs and take care of the park and its tenants See Page 3A County helps RavenStar to expand By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Comal County will seek to lease eight acres adjacent to Hidden Valley Sports Park to pro vide a home for a unique outdoor learning experience The program called RavenStar Outdoor Education Center includes a curriculum of astronomy archeol ogy geology biolo gy Native American culture math lan guage arts and mete orology The educational nonprofit has part nered with the Canyon Lake Commu nity Recreation and Resource Center and Connections to offer programs for local students Executive Director Blair Moore first went to county commissioners in December 2003 with a vision for a program on two parcels of adjacent to Hidden Valley Sports Park and the other to North Park Included would be dormitories a visitors cen ter and educational facilities Danny Scheel See Page 3A DAVID Sundace golf pro Lenny Alexander talks to from left Joe David Perez 11 Jacob Lopez 10 Brittany Wonsang 11 and Dylan Franklin about putting Golf clinic teaches kids love of sport DAVID Alexander works with Zach Morales 11 during a spring break junior golf clinic Wednesday By David Rupkalvis Sports Editor Rob Puetz has watched as golf has transformed from a game played pri marily by corporate executives to a sport that is family friendly with an everincreasing number of women and especially children playing the game When he looks at the increased inter est among children Puetz the owner of the Sundance Golf Course in New Braunfels gives credit to one the worlds best golfer Tiger Woods has done wonders for junior Puetz said Chad Donegan the head golf pro at Sundance agreed A lot of the influx has been since Tiger Woods has become really well Donegan said The kids can connect with Both Puetz and Donegan agree that over the last five years golf among children has skyrocketed in the world GOLF GAMES Golf is making an impact on children around town Find out more about the sport on PAGE 5A and especially at Sundance The course was not designed nor imag ined as a hot bed for junior golf when it was built in 1994 But as the interest among children has increased Sun dance has become the course of choice in New Braunfels Sundance has always been known for junior golf and for letting them have a chance to Donegan said We have a couple of grants through USGA United States Golf Association that lets children try the game for Sue Puetz said Sundance has been popular primarily because of its instruc tors Donegan and Lonny Alexander Our teachers take kids out on the course and teach them course man agement etiquette and she See OOIF Page 3A Citywide burn ban hot issue in Garden Ridge at city council Staff Writer Next month Garden Ridge city council will decide whether to insti tute a citywide burn ban The burning issue was raised last month when a citizen appealed to the council members to do something to improve the air quality in the area Mayor Jay Feibelman said a poll was con ducted two years ago with 3 two toone response against any per manent ban Councilman Buss Saunders suggested another poll but coun cilwoman Georgia Buehler was concerned the only people to respond would be or es against a ban A lot of people who dont want a ban are oldtime residents who dont want to see chan she said But the reality is our city has Councilman Bobby Roberts expressed concern over how the city would enforce any new burn policy He also said if current burning were illegal under coun ty restrictions a new policy would not stop that activity People do stupid things regardless of the he said After discussion Feibelman requested a show of hands from citizens present to indicate their support of a ban Only two out of about 35 present indicated they would not support a ban Weve always been conscious of what the public Feibelman said Maybe its time to take action and do what were elected to At the May meeting council members might decide to vote on a complete burning ban or a ban on land less than five acres They might also decide to post pone the vote and conduct a cit izen poll IN OTHER ACTION THE COUNCIL Accepted the resignation of Municipal Court Judge Roy Richards and appointed John Hmcir as his Approved a resolution opposing any school finance or tax system reforms that would negatively affect city rev Approved the citys participation in fre Atemo Area Narcotics Task Force Announced a Quartan and Answer session with two council candidates Phytts Noynaert and Joseph Britan at 6 before the next council Announced the final public town on the Gaiden Home issue at the com munity center at 7 pm April 20 KRAFT