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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas lUci I C' VCWIKI ñf\i 1C DCOCrtDMC nu 'TAI cmt» fti.’V'V    i^i-wiifi ww'kiw I i»i\i wi\ifi%# wii in>ir.i«i^i inicvvo, lá. 50oNew Braunfels WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24^2011 herald-zeitung com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 NEW BRAUNFELS DISPOSABLE CONTAINER BAN: THE DAY AFTERCity outlines ban planNBPD will be includec in enforcingCooler inspection likely at Prince Solms Park; outfitters must comply By Grtg Bowen The Herald-Zeitung The (;ily of New Brauntels is (leveloping its entor( emerit plan p('rtajning to th(' new ilis()os<ible ton-taim'r ban on the Comal .inH (ju.idalupe rivers inside th«' <: ity limits. New Hrauntels ( ity ( (HJiu il on iVUmday haiinecl (lispostil)U' ton-tainers on the rivers to rediK f* th(‘ amount ot litter let! I)ehind by tub(>rs. The l)an takes ottec t on |an. 1. Sheri Masterson, the < tty's publi( inlormation oltit er, s.iid Tuesday that sp(H ifit s of th(‘ |)lan will b(- (letermmed utilizing input from New Hrauntels l^)li( e I )ef)artment and other pertinent parties. Here's an ovt'rvievv; • (' River ('ntry via (itv-own('d pro()erty; With ri'giird to those peo()|e that a( { ess the river through lYint e Solms Rirk, the city, .IS owner of the [)ark, c an rt*f|uire all coolers be sub-)('(t to ins[)ection to deter* mine if dis|X)sable t ontain-(*rs art' f)resent. Notit (' would bt‘ appro-pri.ite that all toolers are subject to inspt'ction. The same is true ot the city-owned I ast Tubt'rs' Exit, so tht' City also could insptn t toolers at that location, provided that notic e is given for su( h insptH tions. Users who att essed the (omal River from an area not within city-owned [)roperty would still be subject to having their toolers ins()etted if they Photos by l^URA MeKENZIE > Herald Zeituiig Suzanne diid Jim Burnie sign a pelition to recall the disposable container ban ordinance immediately after the ordinance was passed at Monday’s New Braunfels City Council meeting. More container ban coverage ■    PROPERTY BOOM: Real estate agents are thinl<ing the new ban on disposable containers on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers in New Braunfels could mean good things for real estate along the unregulated portion of the Guadalupe below Canyon Dam. Page 2 ■    LAWSUIT UPDATE: A threatened lawsuit against the city's new law prohibiting tubers from carrying disposable containers on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers beginning in January may have to wait a few months. Page 12 got off the river at the Last Tubers' Exit. • Outfitters: for those outfitters that use Prince Solms Hark as the drt)p-off [)oint for their customers, those customers would be sub ect to having their too ers inspectt'd. lor those outtitters that use a non-city owned f)roperty for access to the (!t)mal River, the [)ropostxi Edwards Atjuifer Rectwery' Implementation Program (EARIP) will allow that “all tom me r c i a 1 b u s i n e s st‘ s that facilitate ret reational attivities on the Comal River obtain a City t)f New Braunfels-issued C ertificate of Inclusion (COI)." The COI will require all com mert i a I rec reat it)na I businesses to provide e n f t) r t e m e n t a s s i s t a n t e See BAN, Page 12 Heather Blake, left, and Rhonda Pilkington join other protesters against the disposable container ban outside of the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center on Monday. Outfitter scrambles for ways to surviveChuck's T\jbes owners consider investing in reusable mini-kegs By Greg Bowen ine Herald /eitung riied ay after New Br.uin-tels ( itv (ouTKil passfcl a ban on b(»er tans and oth(‘r disposable tont,liners on tht' (omal and (iuadalu[)e rivers, tubing outtitter Matth('v\ i\isateri was thinking aliout wavs to kee() his new busint'ss alive. Matt .mtl partner /.\tk ( irier op(*rH*(l ( h u ( k ' s Tubes in May alter remodeling the hous(' Matt was borrì and rais(‘fl in at the ( orn(»r ot Market and i\kHiseba( h, |ust a block from th(' (omal River. Matt [)ut a suct(‘s^iul )ainting busmess on the )atk burner to build ( hutk's Tubes -- but now he's tac ('d with the [Kospcn t that the new ban, whu h is to take ettect on |an. I, will hurt the bottom line. "Ht'rt* we are anti now we're stuck. It's like all that hard work for nothing,' Witt said. So Matt and Za< k ,ire brainstorming. One idea they're ku king .iround is finding sonx' \\,\\ to provide beer to tuliers in legal nt)n-disposable ton ta inters. "We've come up with an ingenious idea. They have these little two-and-a-hall gallon mini-kegs that we've found. You tan have k)ur taps toming oft it and take that down to the river no See OUTFITTER, Page 12 Pusater: IE New Braunfeisers past and present discuss quake on H-Z’s Facebook page ■    SANDRA TTOUNGER My daughter is ttiere at R George Meade senñng in the Navy. I do not have contact yet but the Ft Meade FB page show« it hit there. ■    JUU MORRISON; I have tons of frioeds tfiere; no cell or land lines right now. Buildings have structural damage, schools being evacuated, Pentagon and Capital and entire downtown DC area being sent home. Structural damage from NOVA to MD/Annapolls.... Colorado also had an earthquake lata last night in Trinidad and they had three aftershocks today. So yes, expect aftershocks! ■    LAUREN RISSMIliER I live in the Washington DC metro area. Silver Spring, MO to be exact, about five miles outside of the city. I was at my home office—walls were shaking, wine glasses fell off the counter. I grew up in New Braunfelsl _ Also no cell service here, landline service is spotty as well. Metrorail is delayed and in some cases cancelled My boyfriend wor1(s closer to the city and their office building was evacuated. He said the entire floor was shaking. Very scary! Our local news station has said to expect up to four aftershocks.... The quake shook most of the items off the shelves and furniture on my second floor. ■    BIANCA AGUIIAR GILifSPIE: I'm from New Braunfels and live in Charlottisville, VA now. Mineral, VA is 30 miles away from nty house, ...My family and I are OK. I can't call out, but can receive text messages and use the Internet The shaking lasted a minute but felt like 5 minutes... Lauren, I opened my medicine cabinet U) get my son's medicine, and everything feH out It was so weird. My husband is from California and is used to ÜI on the other hand, am not ■    STEPHANIE FAffiAS; I was bom and raised in NB but have lived in NYC since 1998 but come home to NB quite often to visit family and friends. I work riglA across the street from Madison Square Garden. I was in the board room for a meeting and felt the rumble, but dismissed it to maybe trains below as we are above Penn Station, but the rumble lasted way to long to be vibrations from the trains. Soon building alerts were coming over the building intercom to let us know they ware investigating the building to see if they could update us with what happened. Living through 9^11, there is always a montent that maybe iCs something more, but soon breaking news was filtering in that it was an earthquake, so besi^s the rumUe and maybe some reservation as to what was going on, all is well except no ceH service. East Coast rocked by strongest earthquake — 5.8 — since 1944 MINERAL, Va.(AP) Tli(* most powerful earthquake to strike the East C(wst in 67 years shtx)k buildings and rattled nerves from Georgia tt) Maine on Tuesday Frightened office wt)rk-ers spilled into the strt'ots in New York, and parts of the White House, Capitol and Pentagon were evacuated. There were no re[)orts of deaths t)r serious injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake registertHl magnituck* 5.8 and was centered 90 miles southwest tyf Washington. Stephatiie Farias was born in New Braunfels but livi>s in New York City. She lived through the tragic events t)l Sept. 11, 2()(>1 therev and OHIO Ky Pa Washingtofi D C. O W Va Richrrwnd Epicenter ot ttie magnitude 5.8 earttiquake N C AttanOc Oc»an SC GA 0 100km SOUHCK:S: ESHI; USQS    AP on Tuesday, when things started to shake, she had a quick flashback of that dreadful day. The quake made her builfling shakt^, Farias said, and initially she thought trains were passing beknv bet ause she works al)ove Penn Station. Tlien the thought tn currtxl that there toulc be ant)ther tt'rrorist attac k. Moments later an intercom announcement alertcxl I'Vt'r^'one in the building to the earthcjuake, Farias said. "There was nothing tot) alarming," said Farias, who has lived in NYC since 1998, 'Mt was more the thought of what's going on. If you've lived here long ent)ugh then you tio ijues-tion what's going on." The quake was mild by Wt'st Coast standards, but the Fast ('t)ast is not ust^ tt> quakes of any size, and this one briefly raised fears of a See QUAKE, Page 12 WEATHER, 12 Anthony roldan LONE STAR ELEMENTARY 102 Low 77 Obituaries_ TV 1 ri VoL j 581 No. :245 1 sections, 10 pages 56825 00001 ; 50 cents ' , First Commwnrial BMk, N.A. As Ind0fumd0nt at Texat Do you want benofits that can save you money? Ask about our Select Checking! 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