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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas 2007 Page Behavior on rivers has gotten worse To the editor I have been going to New Braunfels since 1968 e owned property in Comai County since In the late 1960s and early 1970s when we floated down the Comal River we NEVER took coolers on the We went there to float and We were legal to but did nt while on the If people want to they should do so at home or at an any place where children will I noticed the drastic change over the years on both Some people get a foul mouth while Its real uncom fortable for parents my wife and I included to explain to their children what the F in an Fbomb We lost our house in the 1998 flood and have not built back because the behavior and lan guage have only gotten It also seems that the class of some of the people has gone down Im not a prude and can drink with the best of I just dont see the need for any cool ers on the We got along just fine without them 35 to 40 years ago when the only vendor was mainly Camp I guess its about the almighty dollar and not the citizens and property Just my opin Thanks for letting me Wayne Pulpan Houston not should be councils priority To the editor We must have the most worthless city council It seems all they talk about are river New Braunfels is quickly becoming the laugh ingstock of the state obsessing over what size containers and coolers you can take on the riv There are so many other issues that need to be addressed in this Have you driven down Walnut Street late ly It is in terrible condition and makes my blood pressure rise every time I have to drive There are not enough police officers or firefighters for a city this size There are enough laws already to control bad behavior on the You just need enough police and park rangers to enforce That would seem a lot easier than trying to enforce the size of plastic contain ers and Get over obsess ing on the river and start working on improving this city before the extreme growth makes it an intolerable place to live Charles New Braunfels Council vote will cause city to lose tourist dollars To the editor I sure hope that the city is ready to lose tons of I have figured that our friends and business have spent about per year in your That includes he RV water parks and will not be told how large my cooler can be to float on a I do not even drink I do pack lots of water and supplies and if a friend or fami ly member wants to put their beer in my cooler then thats fine with I guess its time to find another place to spend our weekends and our You asked for so nowyou have Most families dont need big coolers To the While reading the opinions in your Forum I noticed that persons opposed to the smaller coolers keep saying this will make it harder on I spend a lot of time on the probably more than most I see very few families with large The reason for this is that they cant carry it to the water and then up the exit stairs when it is full of ice and Dad is too busy carrying the lit tie ones tubes and other sup There is no way a family with young tads can make it up the exit stairs with a loaded cooler tied in a 20inch tube with all their other tubes and I see young 20 or so yeaVs one on each side of these large and it is all they can do to get it to the So for this it is my opinion that the ban on large coolers will not be a problem for the family it rriay be a problem for the rowdy crowd that wants to carry a case or two of beer on a twohour NewBmunJels Cooler rules impact families To the editor I am a Houston resident that enjoys coining to New Braun fels with my We toob the Guadalupe River and have a lot of When you take children with you on the you have to take more than just beer with We put snacks and juice packs in our not just I realize that a lot of teenagers and young who do not have toob the rivers and only bring beer in their By passing these they are restricting the families that need bigger coolers for the items they need for I take my kids on the river with me and you have to be pre pared for I even take a small first aid I dont want to have to take two small coolers to hold every thing we may There are seven of us that go every year and four of them are Let the people making these rules toob the river for four to sk hours with a small cooler and not enough water to Then tell me how big your cool er needs to Shelly Houston Enforce the new river rules To the editor This letter refers to the new rules for the Comal and Guadalupe I believe they should be passed and The mayor and others should not worry that it would keep tourists Some tourists may moan and groan over it but they come to float the river and will continue to I am 52 years old and have been playing in that river since I was a young We made trips to Camp Wamecke every month during the sleeping in the screenedin getting ice delivered by the learning how to dive in the catching minnows and I could go on and I con LETTERS TO THE EDITOR tiru e to bring my children and grandchildren to enjoy what is left of the The rowdy peo ple that smoke and dump their trash that float down the river are not a pleas ant sight for Myself and others thank you for doing your best to make the river a pleasant place again for fami lies to My family enjoyed New Braunfels so much that my par ents retired My father still lives Until last my entire family would gather at a resort there for a reunion every Parents kids grew up and got busy and the fun But after missing just one the tradition lives on and we look forward to being there again this Connie Council favored the minority To the editor Kudos to New Braunfels City Congratulations for passing ordinances to take control of the Comal The council should be commended on its ability to hear the minority and disregard the It takes a special group of people to take authority given to them and completely sell out the rest of the I would like to remind coun cil that many of the people in New Braunfels depend on the revenue that is brought in dur ing the I think it is a bold move to gamble with the livelihood of so many I have always liked peo ple like David Lance Burton and now Ken who can some how hide reality and feed us some sort of I think it is painfully obvious that the council has been manipulated by a few and has not done adequate research to back its recommendations the entire process has been Why else could the proposed river ordinances not be incor porated into some sort of which could be voted on by res idents Because it would not reflect wfcat the transplant New Braunfekers want i The recent ordinances will change the dynamics of the dynamics that have existed and evolved for several I can honestly say that the city council has failed many people of New The outpouring of resistance at Monday nights meeting should have had more of an effect on the councils but it was clear that their minds had HEAR LIFE AGAIN audiology HEARING CENTER DONT MISS ANOTHER SOUND OF LIFE Soriya FAAA Director Licensed Audiologisl CALLTODAYFOR A HEARING TEST FREE CONSULTATION 8306430033 1528 COMMON STREET NEW TEXAS DlCOR M0RI and the Christmas store Flooring Window Treatments Counter Plumbing Interior Design Painting Upholstery Custom Carpentry Landscape Design FM2673 River Rd Saltier MoaFriH Sot 105 already been mack1 Joseph New Braunfels Councils agenda more important than voters views To the editor Hie New Braunfels City Council has made one point perfectly he opinions of the residents dont Only their own personal agcm ias arc Election clay cant come soon especially in District Cerad Neu Braunfels New rules will hurt tourism To die editor Thank you New Braunfels for ruining the summer for a lot of I first heard about this I hink you need to sit back and how much money you guys are going to lose this Every a group of 200 or more come from Texas to float your We gel lubes and coolers from your local On average each person will spend at least or more during our This is about we contribute to your sales nviv ivii sound like a lot of i noi i y CUD sidering how many people lloat during the I can ensure you hat we are not the only group thai comes every year We enjoy these rivers and have for the past 10 We pack snacks of with the new rules we are not going to be able to pack and carry all our neccesary items we need to help make our trip as fun and enjoyble as we are used I am sad to say that our annual trip has been I am sure that many other float ing trips will be The news of these new rules is spreading like wildfire accross the Internet on Web sites such as MySpace and 1 have a strong feeling dial New Braunfels is going lo be a ghost own before Dusty Segiiin Balance tourism revenue with values town loses I have livcd in New Braunfels for about 10 I moved and away from a non family friendly to raise my The appeal of New Braunfels for us was that the town was low good schools and had a lot to offer in raising our children with ethics and values that many places do not II seemed to us lhal many small towns were trading in those values for Money that is often gained from can be a great asset if it doesnt jeopardize the values of the The price we pay for revenue needs lo be weighed with the price we are paying in com promising our owns I know thai I do not stand alone in saying that its been years since I have tubed with my 1 dont want my chil dren exposed to the behaviors on the I low much rev enue are we losing on families like mine who avoid the rivers because of lie escalating disre spect and lewd behaviors New Braunfels RAC not listening to public To he editor The River Activities Qmimit lee is overloaded with mem bers who are not listing to what most of he people arc Several members ait pushing he1 wishes of two council When are they going to slop playing Cod and let the police be police and forget their private agenda to ban alcohol and tourism on he Qmial If the HAC recommenda tions will cosl jobs and ax money lo the lie extra money for signage for a fence at Prince Solms If he has hat much extra why not spend it on the majority of the city not just on Ken Valentines onetrack agen New Braunfels was known as the beauty spot Now thanks to this we are he laughingstock of As a this New Braunfels WE LOVE COLOR I Free Cut with any i Color Service i It 7001 28 Yeats of experience 8305157592 MonSat Late by appt Hair Station 394 Landa 5 yeors experience 8308221685 lisa Thomas Jennifer Valleio A FAIRYTALE NIGHT Dinner Dance When 17 Where Holy Family Hall Time pm Dinner served pm T1CKHTS IRR 11RSON INCLUDED Chicken in pasta drink and dessert Tickets at the Church ollicc and at the CCD 8306095320 All Proceeds Benefit Holy Family Catholic Church
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