New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 1, 2005

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 01, 2005

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas SOUTHUrST OR El PASO TX 1 THE SUNDAY MAY HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS TUNE UP The Smithson Valley baseball team closed out the regular season with a 76 victory over Page 1B COUPONS SAVE Save more than with coupons and discounts at a variety of Inside Serving New Braunfels 141 32 5 sections CK Sunny High Low 79 54 Details3B DEARABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS Council rushing to pass drainage impact fee By Scott Mahon Staff Writer After mote than a year of com mittee consultants and feasibility the New Braunfels City Council will try to fast track the citys drainage ordinance regarding storm water development or drainage impact Council is scheduled to meet TAiesday and Wednes day to approve the like all requires three The ordinance actually modi fies a 2000 ordinance that defined utility fees that would be paid by all New Braunfels res idents on a monthly basis to pay for the cost of maintaining new and existing drainage Although a drainage utitlity fee ANOTHER VIEWPOINT For Wayne Rudolphs view on the drainage utility see Forum on page 4A has never been council has debated how much the fee should be and has dis cussed a range of to per Mayor Adam Cork said Friday that next weeks meetings would focus solely on storm water development or impact and that council would consider an amount for utility fees at a later The 2000 ordinance addr essed utility but the ordi nance we will be considering Monday deals with storm water development fees he Ive resisted setting an amount for the utility fee until weve decided on impact But since we could potentially have three new council members after the May 7 Id hate to see them deal with an issue as complicated as this and delay it any Mondays public hearing regarding impact fees will See FEE Page 9A AT A GLANCE New Braunfels City Council special meeting to con sider drainage fee When 6 Monday Where Municipal 424 Casteel BANE OF THE COUNTY Police say virtually all crime linked fto illegal drugs By Ron Maloney StaffWriter Adoper a drug addict lives acr oss the street or in the next BANE OF THE COUNTY is the sec ond of a fourpart series looking at the impact of drug use on New Braunfels and Comal Maybe he even sells drugs to pay for the drugs he uses to get through the Not your business Dont bet on Remember that time last year when someone broke into your car and ripped off the stereo How about six months ago when they took your neigh bors TV According to statistics published by the Drug Enforcement on a drug addict commits 200 crimes a year to pay the costs of an illegal And New Braunfels police Mike Rust believes that could be a conservative I think probably 75 percent of the work of our investigators do comes back to drugs because drugs cost a lot of Rust There is no police to gauge the street value or worth of the drug trade in New Braunfels or to calculate what heads DAVID Evidence Officer Melissa Wein sorts through and labels evidence seized after New Braunfels police officers made a drug arrest Nearly a quarter of the evidence room at the police station is filled with drugs or paraphernalia seized after through town on Interstate 35 bound for cities up The evidence vault at the New Braunfels Police is an 80by20foot Nearly a quarter of it is stacked floor to ceiling with drugs and paraphernalia such as smoking pipes or other materials either waiting to be introduced as evi dence at trial or awaiting destruc tion following a Evidence Officer Melissa Wein said the police department destroys drug evidence every month and still sees the product piling up as drug cases It depends on the cases and destruction things like Wein with more than two decades at the said the cas es seem to be Police just accept the drug trade and its increase as part of the he He wasnt sure if use was increas ing in general but the increase could definitely be he to the increased local popula if nothing If you take a certain any its 10 times the same percentage of Rust See DRUGS Page 10A Firefighters urge caution as danger grows By Ron Maloney Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Fire officials respond ing to increased numbers of wildfires in recent days urged caution with outdoor burns and offered suggestions to reduce fire Keith president of Comal County Emergency Service District said the countys firefighters have spent hot hours over the past week dealing with grassfires and wildfires and that the workload affects the ability of firefighters to other emergency BSD 3 contracts for fire protection in the Canyon Lake area with Canyon Lake Over the last five weve had a rash of wildland Lewis a mutual aid call Saturday after noon for Spring required firefight ers from every department in the keeping firefighters out on scene from mid afternoon until 9 But that was only one of three fires the BSD dealt with Saturday followed by three more See FIRE Page 10A COMINGTUESDAY Boyer offer NB voters distinct choice for mayor By Scott Mahon StaffWriter The most obvious difference between New Braunfels mayoral candidates could be how the two men approach and analyze Mayor Adam who is run ning for a second had an early interest in science and admit ted hes a detailoriented person who relies heavily on research to make Cork earned a degree in with an emphasis on electrophys I worked the last two years in a research lab where my love for detailoriented data collection and analysis he My goal was to be a research on the other earned a law and said he likes to distill an issue to get to the core of the Because of my legal Im an analytical Boyer My moth who was a big influ ence in my always told me I liked to so I guess I thought I had the attributes for law But she also instilled in A CLOSER LOOK Compare District 5 council candidates Travis Wommack and Kathleen Krueger me the concept of giv ing back to the com Boyer has lived in New Braunfels 28 His wifes father was mayor of New Braunfels in the early Although he has owned his own busi he has also worked for the district attorneys office and served as the citys municipal Cork and his wife moved to New Braunfels 10 years ago from San where he owned his own software We looked for a community where we could become involved and actually see the impact of our said who with his wife owns Color Both candidates said their deci sionmaking was also based on what they perceived to be the interests of the communityat I dont rely on closeknit friends or the same six to 10 people who always show up at council meet Cork I like to visit with See MAYOR Page 5A Technology fair New Braunfels students show off ayears worth of work at technology Parker asks for help with county bus service By Ron Maloney StaffWriter County Commissioner Greg Parker wants to give West End residents a chance to see what a local bus service could be like and is looking for a sponsor to whose Precinct 3 includes the West has proposed establishing regu lar public transportation between that neighborhood and services its residents could such as county and city offices and health cave He approached his fellow commissioners Thursday with a proposal for a bus service trial Parker wanted to divert some money from his personal travel allocation to providing bus service from 10 to 2 May 7 for Fitness which is See BUS Page 9A THIS IS YOUR BEER ;