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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas <l<4hShe48i 25 Cents ROTZLER APPROVED AS CANYON BASKETBALL COACH — See SPORTS, Page 8. —Tuesday BESfAYATlWtttOTr >H1H< August 13, 1991 Vol. 139, No. 191 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Frankie E. Altwein UllUllfl Home of Frankie P Altwoin One Section, 12 PagesStammtisch Best wishes I'hc New Braunfels Herald Zctlunx wishes “happy birthday” today to Alice Horccka, George Bowels, Clarence Bucchc, Jana Henry, Bel Padilla, Anne Moore, Murky Vela, Stephanie Ortega and Lucy V. Godi. Belated best wishes to Mary Ann Rodriguez. “Happy anniversary” today to Arturo and Odclia Caballero. 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.Street closure West Mill Street from North Casted to North Academy avenues will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through f riday for replace mcnI of the rail road crossing.Band boosters New Braunfels High School Band banisters will meet in the bail*! hall ai 7:30 p.m. today. All poi ems arc invited. Freshmen I . *■» arc {urticularly urged to i tut I he plans for the new Si. I, 1 year will be discussed. ’Hie Ik*w barid director also will be introduced.School registration All former and new students attending Canyon Middle School lo» Ute 1991-92 school year should register at tilt* school from 9 a.rn. lo noo t>f 1-3 pm, today and Wcd-1 i ,‘vjay. For nunc information call | 625 IS55, Community Chorale I Hurhunity Chorale rehearsals ha ihi fall season begins at 7 p.m. ttjday at the 11 midship Room of I den Home.SY HS tours Members of Ute Smithson Valley ll gh ScImtot Student Council wdl give guided tours of die campus lor new students and freshmen huh.) ihrtHigh thursday from 8:30 u 111 to noon and I lo 3:30 p rn. NU n.hers also will be available lo bv Ip students with class schedules ami bicker locations. For more lamination, call Smithson Valley ii *n School ai (512) 8X5-7273.Magic show I ongltom Grill will treat stuck!.I* liom New Braunfels area u*ijt ttviC centers to a special magic si tow, with performances al 9;30 and I Ch CO arn. Wednesday. The *ia>w, fcatur utg Bob Ford of Ford Magic IhuducUun* ut San Anioiuo wdl entertain fur 45 minutes. For more inforrnauun, conact Kent Iotas at Longhorn Grill. 1030 Highway 81 E .620-1344, Rummftgt tale La Mitier lejana, a non profit organization, will sponsor a rum-nmgc and hake sale from 9 arn. to 6pm Saturday and Sunday at the Weekend Flea Market. 1661 S. Seguin AveDane* school Regis!!altun for the 1991-92 Henna.'JI Jmni School of Dance wdl be hum I-6 p.m. Thursday at me lodge located at 463 N. Union St Iii order to register, students most be members of Hermann Sons and ut food standing. Student* must be between the ages of 3 and 18 Registration fee per student ut I IO Fur more information call Defuse Bird at 625-3093 or Manr Matthews at 625-29 /7. tea STAMM TISCH, Pag* t Cl AOOHHtU ..comes CROSSWORD, ^,Tt OSAR ADDY ------ No-parking zone establishedCommissioners hope to relieve bungee complaints By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court on Monday established a tow away no parking zone to relieve con gestion on siree us near the bungee jumping enterprise in the Iheiss Heights subdivision. After warning signs are erected this week, parking and stopping will be banned along both sides of Edwards Boulevard from Ervcndbcrg Avenue to Elmgtove Avenue and along both sides of Agarita Trail from Edwards to Mary Preiss Drive. After a sparsely attended public hearing, commissioners approved the parking ban near Bungy (Tver Texas, located on Edwaids Boulevard just outside the city limits of New Braunfels, in response to traffic congestion, especially on weekends, dial poses problems for residents and emergency vehicles. I wo residents and a rep rcscntative of the county Water Oriented Recreation District, but no bungee business representatives, addressed the court. The controversial bungee jumping operation has caused parking, trash, noise and other complaints from neighbors in the rural, mostly residen liaJ subdivision since opening July Fourth. Bungee jumpers each pay $35 to leap from a metal platform extending from a cliff overlooking tile Guada lupe River and flee fall about 120 feet before giant clastic cords attached to harnesses they wear snap them up in die first of several bounces The si ion is completely safe, operators say. Originally, the court scheduled the public hearing to establish a smaller no (wking zone, as recommended by the Sheriffs Department, along both sides of Inwards Boulevard from 50 feet west lo 50 feet east of die bungee-jumping property and along both sides of Agarita Trail 50 feel from the intersection with Id wards. The larger Iud*} s tug* could reach about 97 degree* Ia a forecast that include* Mi overnight low near 76 and a Dight chance for rain. The ram chama will grow Wednesday through Friday and temperature* are eapettad lo atule Into hight In die low WM and Iowa In the low 70e For weather detail*, plea** tee Raga 2 10-18 7 8 I HOROSCOPE *»*♦*#**# ll H{.CORDO ..... A •for ?• ——ZZZ».Z'i+ W1 I WTO It ti    a WIA THOR  _________...    « Comal County Commissioner Moe Scnwao, County Judge Carter Canted and Cummissioner J.L “Jumbo ’ Evans face an array of San Antonio television cameras during Mondays public hearing on a parking Dan near tnt? controversial bungee jump enterprise in Pretss Heights (Photo by Mark Warnken) ban was favored because of concerns dial the traffic congestion would not be eliminated, only moved. County Judge (’arter Casted anti Commissioner LL. ‘Jumbo’ Evans visited die hun gee-jumping site last Friday with representatives of WORD and the slate land office “to see if any stale agencies might be of assistance in regulating that activity.'’ ( ustceI said dial based on her short visit, the site is unsafe for tourists. She has asked County Attorney Nathan Rhein lander to try lo I md a *ay u> close the place down until inc pt^jei ty a sale. “ft’s sort of like going o me jo«k cry store and doing you. shoppm*! while it’s undt i congii union In the short time that I was there I va wed fencing I.tying around bowk* laying around, boards laying around,' Casteel said. ”1 here s all kind ut problems out there that need to be cot reeled before that becomes opuunonai tor public Ul5C t ” she said The operation's design indicates a obvious tack of planning because the sue and poi king lot aie too small to accommodate the customers, Evans .void Also there arc no permanent restroom lac titties iff drinking water sources. Casteel said she also is also looking fen a wav to regulate the actual bungee-jumping activity, which she said docs not appear safe, including coutacung state legislators Similar bungee enterprises are planned ai Dallas and either Ausun or San Marcos Casteel said. “bo this will not be aune and only in our suae And if that is the ease, I cannot see why we wouldn’t be able to get some assistance from the state and try to get some regulation,’* Casteel said Commissioners Court also discussed problems with river outfitters picking up tubers at the bungee site after aune and the tongume speeding problems through the subdivision. Rodgers foresees few changes after winning top spot at CAD Mayor James Goodbread. left, on Monday reads a proclamation declaring Aug. 24 through Aug. 30 ae “Mexican-American Heritage Week” in New Braunfels in conjunction with the New Braunfels Mexican-Amarican Heritage Society s sixth annual Fiesta Mexicana H stonca celebration scheduled Aug 24 and 25 at the Civic Center Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapt Jr., second from left, will serve as master of ceremonies during the coronation dance tnat Saturday evening. Guadalupe and Jos e Castillo art publicity chairman and Fletta Histories chairwoman, respectively. Texas Railroad Com miso loner Bob Krueger has accepted an invitation to crown the queen, Laura Irene Vela State Rep. Edmund Kuempei also win participate in the coronation ceremony (Pnoto by Mark Wamken)City reaffirms waste opposition By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council on Monday approved three resolutions icaitwming the city’s opposition to the Lafarge Sysiech corporations' application ut store alai burn hazardous waste at a cement plant near the cli. In the lust resolution, the council unanimously approved further spend mg rn the city's legal battle against lite plan. Over die past year, the city has spent around JHA),OOO, City Manager Paul Utotunan told the council. I he council approved further spending, but asked the city manager to report monthly un legal expenses to better inform them New Braunfels may need lo spend up to $50,UUU during the next couple mouths until the Texas Water Commixtion adopts die guideline* mandated by the Texas Legislature ut Senate Bill 1099 during the last regular legislate* COUNCIL, Pmgm I By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer The Comal Central Appraisal Du* ilia board on Monday hired Aumg Chief Appraiser Lynn Rodgers for inc top position in the department at a $37,000 annual salary Rodgers, 44. has served as deputy chief appraiser since being hired by CAD in March 1987. Rodgets took courses required for a state real estate commission sales license at San Jacinto Junior College dom 19* i to 1983. The Spring Branch resident is registered with the Board of Tax Professional Examiners in Austin and is working on his registered professional appraiser designation The new chief apposer said, although he doesn’t plan mo many cnangcs in the CAD operation, lie won’t till the deputy chief appraiser position he tonner!y Held, one of two deputy cinct appriser spots. Curtis Kocnlei will tx the sote deputy chiel appraiser, Rodgers said. instead, CAD will contract for some commercial and industrial appraisals, a move he calls “very cost effective,’* and will hire an entry-level appraiser during the middle of the upcoming Iiscal year “I'm very appreciative of the faith that the board has shown in mc,** he s«ud “I look forward to meeting the challenges ahead of me ’’ After an hour long cxccuuve session, Ute board approved the hiring by a 41 vote with no comment. Chairman S D. David, Vice Chairman Raymond Socchting, Secretary Sell Ciaignulc and Board Member Harvey Pape voted in favor, while Felipe Karnuez Jr voted against Afterward. Ramirez said he thought there were better 14aal ii led candidates In late July. the board hired Allen McKinley, 47, os chief appraiser McKinley, chief appriser in Trimly County and one of the seven finalists including Rodgas. changed his mind about a week later and declined the position I tic cmd appraiser post has been vacant since ti. Kl nard Rhodes left the agency m February to take (he top appraiser post in Ellis County. In otner business, the board approved a 1992 budget of about $627 400, about $2,000 lower than lost year’s Mixt employees will receive 3-percentco* of-livuig salary adjustments CI SD canvasses weekend vote •y ROBER T IT EW ARI Staff Writer The Comal independent School District Board of Trustees canvassed the August IO election at a special meeting Monday night, confirming 2,796 total votes cast. Tax exemptions of $10,000 for dis abled and elderly homesteads and 20 percent of the market value of rest lienee homesteads passed overwhelm tngly. A persona! property tax was resoundingly deieated In othci action, the board approved issuance of tax anticipation notes to obtain funds for the district to operate until tax revenues are collected. “This is the fust year we’ve done this,’* said Abel Campos, business manager. The action became necessary due to the district having used up reserve funds last year. Campos said The notes arc an alternative to bor rowing money wtucn would end uj costing the district more rn inter est, h said An atua hey indicated that the dis met received top rating from th bunduig company tor the notes ihi year, but that the company espresso reservations about next year unlet fund balances improve Reserve funds were used last yes Clio, Pee* 2 Saturday’s Guadalupe drowning victim identified By ROBERT STEWART Start Writer The 21-year old lake Dallas man who died after jumping from the Has* Heights cliffs Saturday has been identified as William Valentine Anderson, 20, a college student in Ausim, officials at the Comal County Sheriff’s Depaiuneni said The man died around I p m Satur day alter hilling the water face down horizontally rn his third jump I lorn the cliffs, said Sgt. David On of the Sheriff* Department Six people were arrested later ut the day for trespassing on the property which is owned by the city of Seguin, officials said. Anderson was with a group of friends who reburied seeing bubbles surface after the man hit the water and disappeared The man was declared dead by Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger An Arlington man drowned June 23 after diving from the cliffs. The area is posted with no trespassing signs and signs warning about the dangers of diving from the cliff*. ;