New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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OI. 139, No. 106
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
April 14, 1991
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Stain mtisch ’ Police besin annual park patrols
Best wishes O IL JIBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes "happy birthday” today to Lewis Scale, Pat Welding, Staci Reeves and Lone Lopez. Best wishes Monday to Norma McMillan, Julie Schultz, Mario Dazilia and Robin Erben.
Belated birthday greetings to Jonathan Akers, Jason and Aimee Silvas, Shana Kraft, Terry Jentsch and Steve Schulz.
“Happy anniversary” today to H.A. and Earlenc Elbert and Sonny and Rachel Luna and on Monday to Doyle and Nancy Brinkkoeter. Belated anniversary greetings to Cecil and Inez Fortson.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Book signing
Author Minetta Altgelt Goyne will autograph her new book, A Life Among the Flora: Ferdinand Lindheimer’s Letters to George Engelmann, at a party from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the historic Lindheimer Home at 491 Comal Ave. Refreshments will be provided by New Braunfels Historic Museums Association and Friends of the Dit-llinger Memorial Library.Meet the candidate
District 4 City Council Member Eddie Temple, running for reelection, invites the public to a "meet the candidate” reception from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Tuesday at 605 Ridgectest off Common Street.Friends of Education
Comal Independent School District "Friends of Education” will have an opportunity Monday to meet the 13 candidates seeking four seats on the board of trustees.
A "meet the candidates” forum will be conducted and school financing issues will be addressed. Friends of Education meets al 7:30 p.m. Monday at Smithson Valley High School. CISD parents, patrons and taxpayers arc invited.Painting class
Ralph Wall of New Braunfels will demonstrate chiaroscuro, the distribution of light and shadow, in an acrylic painting at the next New Braunfels Art League meeting April 16 at the Arts Center, 646 Walnut Square. Wall is known for his western and Indian paintings. He has had numerous one-man shows and won several prestigious awards including the golf award at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame The meeting is open to the public.Music Boosters
Canyon Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Canyon Middle School. Order of business will be to elect officers for the 1991-92 school year.Rotary program
John P.Toeller, waste water superintendent for New Braunfels Utilities, will speak at the New Braunfels Evening Rotary, Dub at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Oma’s Haus restaurant. His topic will be innovative biological waste water treatment.
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After and overnight low near 70,
partly cloudy conditions today
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Haws Editor
The men with the badges are returning to the city parks this month for their annual summer tour of watching for "undesirable” vacation visitors.
For the past few years, the New Braunfels Police Department has provided off-duty officers to patrol the city parks and waterways during the summer months to head off potential
"The main thrust was designed to overcome some problems we’ve been made aware of,” said Detective John McEachem, who heads up the special program, "(such as) undesirables intimidating other park users, too many public order crimes such as drunkenness and disorderly conduct, motor vehicle problems and overcrowding in general in the park.”
While off-duty officers receive
overtime wages for their work, they are providing the needed visible police presence that helps deter crime in the parks, McEachem said.
"The park police concept has pretty well eliminated most of the major problems that we’ve had in the park,” he said. "It had gotten so bad prior to that when we did have to go into the park we were faced with riotous conditions, we had people that were
attempting to subvert the police, we would be surrounded.”
The park police will continue patrolling the park in the stepped-up effort through Labor Day, he said.
And when conditions on the Comal River warrant the need for police presence, McEachem said officers, that volunteer, will ride in water ct aft down the river to apprehend lawbreakers.
"I can guarantee just by looking back over years past ... it seems to have been effective,” he said about the park police program.
He said the need will continue to be obvious if this summer draws a large number of tourist as expected.
“We believe that if current trends in weather and economics hold out that we will have better than average attendance.”
Main Street team worried about traffic
Laura Wilson of New Braunfels High School, with doubles partner Stacy Bruemmer, captured the title and helped the Unicorns win today's District 25-5A tournament. Nine of its 12 players qualified for regionals in play that continued after a rain delay. Earlier showers stalled the district track meet at NOMS until Monday. For tennis results, see Page 13A. (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Absentee voting to begin on Monday
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON N«wt Editor
Absentee voting for city and school elections begins Monday as registered voters begin selecting who will serve on the New Braunfels City Council and Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees.
In the city council election, absentee voting will be held at New Braunfels Municipal Building, 424 S. Caste!! Ave., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays until April 30.
In that election voters living in districts 3 and 4 will be electing city council members. In the District 3 election local dentist Joe Kuehler and
businessman Rudy Seidel are vying for the seat being left vacant by Mayor Amo Becker, who is not seeking re-election.
For District 4, incumbent Eddie Temple is running for re-election along with government watchdog Paul Fraser and school leacher Susan Curtis.
In the CISD election, absentee voting will be held at Central Administration Building, 1421 U.S. 81 East, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pan. weekdays and at Smithson Valley Middle School, Comal Elementary School and Mountain Valley Elementary School from 8 am. to 3:30 pm.
Voters in CISD will place four people on the school board Running for the four posiuons are incumbents Lee Qcels, Tom Potter and Gay George, along with school leacher Bryan Kraft, USAA planning analyst James M. “Jim” Middleton, accountant Charles Burt, former school teacher Elizabeth “Bndgette” Griffin, retired school teacher S.G. “Hap” Becker, sanitation company owner Dan Mitchell, home builder Don Craighead, school volunteer Connie Cantu, district court coordinator Martin Allen and accountant Harriet W Aristeguieu.
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON New* Editor
Sweeping vehicular traffic and casual pedestrians do not safely mix, indicating an obstacle that must be crossed as Downtown New Braunfels is revitalized, says a Texas Mam Street Resource expert.
“In order for this area to become a vital part of New Braunfels you're going to have to separate out the traffic and pedestrians,” said Dean Hcnigsman of DeShazo, Starek and Tang. “You have too much traffic there to have a successful pedestrian environment.”
Hcnigsman, along with other members of the resource team, are outlining improvements for the downtown arca to make it more successful.
“Basically, we know that we have a problem,” he said. “Because there are two conflicting functions that the (Main) Plaza is trying to serve.”
One function of downtown is that it has a “very appealing” pedestrian environment, he said, adding the other function is the area provides a busy thoroughfare.
“We really had to sprint across to get to the Plaza,” Hcnigsman said. “The enure time we were here, for three days, the only bodies you saw in there were us.”
Henigsman said that a traffic study and an origin destination study should be done to determine where traffic is coming from and where it is going. That information should go into developing a mastcrplan for a thoroughfare system.
“You’ve got to identify the role of the facility (downtown) and then design it accordingly and do that at all times with safety in mind,” he said.
“Ya’ll have had a number of traffic designs done over the last few years .. you've had basically six designs done of the area around the Plaza ... now of them were done rn my opinion with enough background knowledge to give all the answers.”
Henigsman. along with anoscope
A Main Street Resource Team is preparing an outline for success for down-town New Braunfels.
expert Brian Larson, marketing executive Dandle Baldwin and architect Ward Bogard, gave merchants Thursday some short-term and long-term suggesuons for downtown revitalization during a public hearing at the New Braunfels Municipal Building.
Baldwin, of the marketing firm Melvin Simon & Associates, said downtown merchants should immediately look at creating eye-catching window displays, getting rid of pane! mg, outdated and duty carpeting, and florescent lighting. She also advised merchants to keep display lights on at night and upright buildings.
Adding music to the downtown pedestrian areas and providing uniform hours among businesses also would help attract shoppers downtown, she said.
Larson, of Larson Design Group, said during the reviializauon of downtown, pnoriues should be set to recruit new businesses, improve the appearance of the area, improve parking, and provide public amemues.
Since the city of New Braunfels received the Texas Mam Street Project designation last year, members of the resource team have been visiting the city since January Througn such a designation. New Braunfels will receive design, xstorauon, merchandising, marketing ana retail recruitment expense for bree years for me downtown area. New Braunfels receiveu the designation last year with :wo other clues, which arc Angleton and Glen Rose.
Apni Goldsmith, director of the New 3ruunieis Dow mown Project, cuu the suggestions the resource team is malting ire timely, on target and lppropriate tor downtown.Good DayLake’s rededication scheduled June 15
CANYON LAKE — The Canyon Dam and Reservoir will be rededicated June 15, celebrating 25 years of growth to Comal County and surrounding counties.
“Canyon Dam and Reservoir was built lo control the flow of the Guadalupe River and provide for flood control. water conservation and it also ut an ideal facility for outdoor recreation," said John Specht, general manager of die Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority.
Hie Canyon Lake and New Braunfels chambers of commerce have joined with the U.S. Amiy Corps of Engineers, Waler Or tented Recreation District and OBRA rn spooring a day of special activities to celebrate the rededication of Canyon Dam and Reservoir.
Die fust put)he hearing to determine if a dam was needed look place ut July 1918 URRA, die state agency iii charge of die Guadalupe and Blan co riveis for control and distribution of die waleis on it ie se rivers urged the development of a dam on the Ciuada tupe River which would be beneficial
to persons in the river basin and alleviate flood potenual. In 1942, the GBRA submitted a proposal to the Texas State Board of Water Engineers which was approved. Authorizauon for the construction of the Canyon Dam and Reservoir Project was established by the River and Harbor Act of 1945.
Jerry Brite, reservoir project manager, said 2D million people annually visit Canyon Lake to enjoy various recreational activities and the scenic envuoruueiU “About 1.5 nutlion of those come from the San Antoruo area.’*
The Canyon Lake area today is considerably different than ti was prior to the development of Canyon Reservoir In fact, the sceiuc arca of Canyon Reservoir that is encompassed by die lake was once a vast ranch land with cattle, sheep and goats grazing rn abundance.
Barron Schlamcua, a longtime rem dent of New Braunfels, grew up ut the Canyon L ake area known as Hancock
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