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Folkfest, Kindermasken return later this month with more activities, events planned. Page IC
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Publisher DougToney says little has changed in the last year and the city needs a renovated civic center. Page 4A
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DEAR ABBY 3E CLASSIFIEDS ID COMICS 4C CROSSWORD 4C FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS IB TV GRIDS 2,3EDebate over landscape ordinances continues
By Scott Mahon
The debate over competing landscape ordinances got so heated this week that the New Braunfels Planning Commission opted to postpone a decision.
The commission was scheduled to approve one of the ordinances, but after supporters of the second ordinance spoke out, the decision was delayed to allow time for another work session.
Planning commissioner Dewayne
Neel said because the issue was so controversial, a vote by the planning commission would have been premature.
“It was on the agenda to vote on,” he said of Tuesday’s meeting. “But it was such a hot issue, the commis
sion felt it would have been too soon to vote, so we tabled the vote and scheduled a workshop in May to go over the two ordinances.”
The debate about a landscape ordinance has been ongoing for more than two years. During that
time, two city committees have created ordinances that would increase the landscaping requirements for new commercial buildings.
The dispute is over how strong the
See DEBATE Page 7A
City interested in purchasing TxDOT yard
By Scott Mahon
AT A GLANCE What: New Braunfels City Council meeting.
When: 6:30 p.m., Monday
Municipal Building, 424 S. Casted Ave.
Community turns out to support girls soccer teams
By David Rupkalvis
The New Braunfels girls soccer team likely knew it would be a good day when they began their cross-town trek Saturday to face Canyon High School.
Greeting the Unicorns all the way down Loop 337 were handmade signs encouraging them to beat the Cougarettes in the Region IV championship game.
Hours later, the Unicorns did just that, winning 2-0 to highlight a record-setting season at both New Braunfels and Canyon. The
Unicorns will compete in their first-ever state tournament next week and Canyon can take comfort in reaching the regional finals for the first time ever.
The signs along Loop 337 was just the beginning of a contest that took place not only on the field but in the stands. On one side, the red-clad Canyon fans held up hand-made signs, did cheers and kept up a steady rhythm by beating on buckets, trash cans and anything else that resembled a drum.
On the other side, the New
Braunfels fans waved clappers, did impromptu cheers and one group of male students, stripped down to their waists to show their support with “Go Unicorns" written across their chests.
While the crowd that likely approached 500 people did not mirror the yearly Wurst Bowl crowds, they did likely set a record for a girls soccer game in New Braunfels.
“T his is just fun to be a part of," Canyon fan Michael Jacobsen said.
See SOCCER Page 9A
If the Texas Department of Transp ortation moves it local offices, New Braunfels city officials would like to purchase TxDOT’s current site on 1-35 South.
Although the city hasn’t made an official ofter, City Manager Chuck Pinto said he would like to meet with TxDOT officials to discuss the idea.
“Our thinking is to move the city’s maintenance, street and sanitation equipment,” Pinto said. "All of the city public works’ trucks and equipment you now see behind city hall would be moved to the TxDOT site on 1-35 if we could make this happen.” Pinto said the 10-acre site on 1-35 had an appraised value of $705,000, but if TxDOT agreed to the arrangement, the city would not purchase the property outright.
“TxDOT already has another site picked out, so if we contributed $705,000 toward preparing the new site for relocation, then we could make this happen more quickly,” he said. “If we bought the TxDOT property on 1-35 outright, it’d take a lot longer because of the way TxDOT would have to handle the transaction."
See COUNCIL Page 7A
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
David Holley dusts the dirt off of his 1947 International KB12 truck while participating in the American Truck Historical Society Truck Show Saturday morning.
By Leigh Jones
David Holley turned a lot of heads as he drove down Interstate-IO from I luffman toward New Braunfels in his 1947 International “big rig.”
The shiny black and gray KB 12 model was on the road for only the second time since I lolley bought it two years ago. With gas prices well over $2 per gallon, long trips require good excuses.
“It gets about 5 miles to the gallon,” Holley admitted with a grin.
The truck’s journey ended just north of town at the Kaderli Auction House, home of the American Thick Historical Society Thick Show.
On a dusty lot beside IH-35, Holley took his place beside antique trucks
from all over the state.
While truck enthusiasts wandered between die rigs, the drivers exchanged restoration tips and laid claim to bragging rights.
“If these guys who drive diesels tell you diey get 7 miles to the gallon, well, they must be dragging it with a chain. You have to watch diese guys, some of em will tell you anything,” said Muriin Bottlinger with a chuckle.
Bottlinger brought two trucks from his home in Hamilton.
His 1961 Diamond T and the 1936
I 1/2 ton Ford flatbed were parked next to each other, making it easy for Bottlinger to answer questions about both.
Truck restoration is more than a hobby for the grain elevator owner—it is a way to retain a part of his history.
“I started driving trucks in 1948,” he said. “Back then, your truck was like your right arm. You had to have it to make a living. I hate to see them
See TRUCKS Page 8A
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Legendary trucks come to life at Historical Society Truck Show
A CHAMPIONSHIP EFFORT
Photos by DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung
The New Braunfels girls soccer team applauds its opponent, the Canyon Cougarettes, at the end of the game Saturday afternoon. Below, Canyon soccer fans cheer on their team during the regional championship game.
Volksmarchers head to the streets to raise money for children in the community.
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