New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, April 16, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

April 16, 2004

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 16, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas ZEITUNG MAKI A SPLASH Landa Park Dolphins prepare for 42nd year and plan to take com petitive swimming to a new level this season Page BA SAVINGS OFF Go see the New Braunfels Historic Model Railroad Societys annual show for off adult admission 3A Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 12 pages 2 sections ICK j CL www Partly cloudy High Low Details DEAR ABBY 3B CLASSIFIEDS 44i COMICS 2B CROSSWORD FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 64A TV GRIDS 38 Bank robbery suspect apprehended By Ron Malonoy Staff Writer A New Braunfels police offi cial said Thursday a suspect in Mondays robbery of the Wal Mart Wfelk Fargo bank has been identified and arrested Police Detective Lt Mike Rust refused to give the sus pects name because he hadnt been charged A suspect in the robbery has been arrested and is being held on unrelated charges at this time pending the issuance of a Rust said The announcement came just after a press conference in Austin in which police offi cials announced the arrest of two men on robbery charges Rust would not say whether the local suspect was con nected to the Austin case Austin police arrested two in Austin and one in San Antonio believed responsible for at least six rob beries Ernest Hurtado Rodriguez 44 was arrested at Wednesday in the 1100 block of Interstate 35 northeast frontage road after an alleged aborted robbery attempt of a credit union An APD official said Thurs day afternoon Joe Rene Tamayo 39 was arrested Wednesday night in San Anto nio Both men are being held on warrants obtained by the Attorneys Office in Austin which referred calls to spokesman Daryl Fields in the San Antonio office Fields did not return calls Thursday afternoon The cases remain under investigation Anyone with information can call Rust at 6082185 FRONT a n d CENTER DAVID Artist Cjinton Baermann mixes paint colors Thursday morning in front of the mural he is painting on the side of Landa Park Recreation Center When finished the mural will portray the history of the Comal Springs including the Camino Real an old Spanish trade route The New Braunfels City Council commissioned the Historic Outdoor Art Gallery to create the mural Chamber to pay for citys new tourist center By Scott Mahon Staff Writer New Braunfels will get a new visitor center paid for built and staffed by the chamber of commerce The chamber has operated a visitor center since 1997 at Post Road and 135 but the Texas Department of Transportation recently agreed to lease the city a site at Seguin Avenue and I 35 on the northwest access road adjacent to Hill Country Motor Inn City council approved con structing the new center Mon day Construction is expected to start in the fall The chamber raised for the interim visitor center at Post said Michael Meek chamber pres ident Well raise the money for the new center which we think will cost about We also hope to find a general contractor that would like to donate their Meek said the lease allows TxDOT to give the city 30 days notice to vacate the property The centers architecture would match other cityowned buildings he said chamber entered into a longterm agreement with the city to operate the Meek Well staff the cen ter seven days a week there will be stateoftheart com puter equipment for visitors to use and of course it will be meet state guidelines for the District 6 Councilman Ken Valentine voiced the only opposition to the center saying it should be funded instead by Occupancy Tax funds His motion to amend the pro posal died for lack of a second See AIR Page 3A Break lets area breathe easier on smog issues By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday gave Bexar Comal and Guadalupe counties until 2007 to reduce ozone pollution levels EPA declared three other Texas areas in nonattainment of federal clean air standards 85 parts per billion of ozone during an eighthour period Comal County Precinct 2 Commis sioner Jay Millikin heads the Alamo Area Council of Governments Air Improvement Resources AIR Com mittee which proposed a plan for cleaning up the regions air While welcome Millikin said EPAs rinding and its deferral in San Anto nio was not unexpected This is what weve been working toward for Millikin said Weve anticipated this would be the case and its just a substantiation of what we thought the decision would be all The announcement of federal nonat tainment findings by EPA Administra tor Mike Leavitt came at noon Thurs day and included the DallasFort Worth Houston BeaumontPort Arthur and San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Areas The findings bring federal sanctions CLEAR THE AIR Local cities and counties signed onto a plan to lower air pollution levels The three strategies are Vapor recovery systems for gas stations selling or more gallons of gas eachjrionth Reformulating gasoline to be sold during sum mer months so it pollutes less and Mandating use of closed degreasing sys tems in repair shops to reduce pojjuting The plan must be approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency CHURCH IN IMe VALLEY Pastor Ronnie G tang interim Mission statement Vte are a commu nity Bible church Savior Gammwnity ftbte Church Attendance 50 am and Sunday and pm Wednesday Location 14181 FM306 Phone 830 964 Website Church in the Valley the mother of all Canyon Lake churches servative style con By Uiqh Jones Staff Writer CANYON here were attending Church in the Valley before there was a Canyon Lake We were established in the early 1960s before the dam was said Deal ton Long chairman of the board of direc tors There were no churches here at that The community Bible church was a place for locals to worship together regard less of their original church affiliations As more people moved into the area denominational groups formed and became large enough to start their own churches AB offtie churches in Canyon Lake start ed from Church in the Long said The core group of people who stayed built a new sanctuary and continued to focus on scriptural teaching I believe people stayed because it is an extremely friendly church and we believe in the word of Long said The church also believes in the impor tance of ministering to children Each June the church opens it doors to children from the community for vacation Bible school Most churches have similar programs but Church in the Valley con ducts its day camp on a scale that belies the size of its congregation We have the largest VBS in the Canyon Lake Long said Last year we had 88 children On a regular Sunday morning the church pews only contain 50 to 60 people Judy Van Natter a VBS coordinator believes the program is so popular with area parents because of its focus and the careful preparation they put into it We center all of our activities around the she said We start planning in The five mornings of camp are filled See CJHIftCH Page 3A is ctoman of in the Valley near Canyon Lake Check us out on the web at MILLER fr MlLUm m 186 CastellAve Downtown New Braunfels r ;