New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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Bom June 28,1915. Passed away the 11th of November 2005.
Alda was the former owner of Alda's Day Care in Houston Texas. Alda was a loving, giving mother and grandmother. She lived her life to the fullest, smartly dressed and easily entertained.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Maude and William Kaiser, and brother, Sterlin Anderson.
Alda is survived by her two sons, Don Crowe and wife Lois from Wyoming, and Mark Crowe in Texas, two
grandsons, Ross Crowe from California and Randy Crowe in Texas.
Three great grandchildren, James, Faith, and Thomas; a number of nieces and nephews and other loving relatives and friends including Scott and Holden Hartle of Palm Springs, CA.
A memorial will be held in her memory at Landry’s in Sea Brook Texas (The Old Jimmy Walker Restaurant) Dec. 16th at 12:00.
For those desiring memorial contribution, may be made in the memory of Alda Hanus, to your favorite Charity.Environmental ordinance could help clean up city
Grandpa George (George Luth Hartmann) was born January 12,1906 in St Louis, Missouri. He died peacefully at home, Friday December 9, 2005, just one month before his 100th birthday. He was an only child of William George Hartmann and Mathilda Luth Hartman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl Heikert Hartman in June 1962, and beloved son-in-law William Andrew Slimpin in March 1995. He is survived by his only child. Jean Hartman Slimpin, three grandchildren Linda Alexander (David), David Slimpin (Bonnie), and Bill Slimpin; four great grand-children Paul Slimpin (Becky), Andrew Winn, Renee’ Logan (Chris), April Winn; 3 great great grand-
Arrangements are pending for Mary Crist, age 88, who passed away Thursday, December 8, 2005, at her home in Canyon Lake, Texas.
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children Abigayle Winn, Caleb Logan, and Christy Slimpin.
At the age of 40, he retired as an accountant with Shell Oil Company. Because of his love for fishing and the outdoors, he spent most of the rest of his life in Florida. In October of 1995, he moved to New Braunfels where he lived with his daughter Jean, and grandson Bill until his death.
A memorial service will be Sunday, December IO, 2005, at 7:30 pm at Doeppen-schmidt Funeral Home of New Braunfels
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By Leigh Jones
Pleas Holder was sick and tired of seeing his neighbors’ yards piled high with junk and overflowing trash cans.
He was a frequent caller to the city of New Braunfels Code Compliance Department, lodging complaints and begging city staff to do something to make the mountains of trash disappear forever.
But every time a compliance officer stopped by the offender’s property, the story was the same. The homeowner would clean up his mess within the 15 days allowed by city ordinance, but sometime between days 16 and 20, the junk would be back.
“We’ve seen everything — old lumber, trash, old furniture, trailers loaded with junk and junk vehicles,” Holder said. “They were turning our neighborhood into a slum, and I didn’t appreciate it,”
Holder continued to call city hall to complain until he realized the city’s environmental ordinance would need to change before his neighborhood view would get any better.
“When code compliance comes by, (the offenders) do just enough to stay out of trouble, but the problem wasn’t getting fixed,” he said.
Holder took his complaint to the New Braunfels City Council on Nov. 28, asking them to close the loophole in the ordinance that allowed people innumerable violations with no penalty for
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“Last year, we responded to 700 complaints. This year, it will top 800.”
— Joe Lara
On Monday, city council will vote to grant Holder's wish and give the environmental ordinance a few more teeth.
The ordinance changes would allow the city to take a resident to municipal court for more than one violation within a 12-month period. If convicted, the repeat offender could be lined up to $2,000 per day.
City Sanitarian loc Uira said he hoped the changes would cut down on die repeat violations tying up his officers’ time.
“Last year, we responded to 700 complaints. This year, it will top 800," he said. “Due process is warranted, but violations do re-occur.”
If approved, the new and improved ordinance should clean up the city’s unofficial “junk” yards, but it will also create problems for homeowners forced to maintain drainage easements.
The ordinance includes restrictions on weeds, grass and brush and natural detention pond and ditch clutter that can make flooding worse if it is not removed.
Homeowners have com
plained in the past about the difficulty of maintaining the growth, which often is extensive and difficult to access.
Several months ago, council directed City Engineer Mike Short to look at tightening detention pond requirements at the time they are installed to make them easier to maintain. But existing ditches and ponds still would have to be maintained by individual homeowners or homeowners’ associations.
In other business Monday, council will consider:
■ A second and final reading of an ordinance ordering Centerport Energy to cease and desist charging illegal gas rates. The city believes the new gas rates are illegal because they were not property advertised in New Braunfels.
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■ What: New Braunfels City Council meet ing
■ When: 6:30 p.m. Monday
■ Where: City council chambers, 424 S. Casten Ave.
■ Authorizing the city manager to enter into agreements with property owners for the purchase of property for the Church Hill Watershed improvement project.
■ Annexing two tracts — 31.883 acres and 5 acres — known as 349 Alves l#ane.
■ Increasing usage fees for several reserved picnic areas in city parks.
■ Extending the moratorium on off-premises signs (billboards) until April 2006.
■ Hiring Jim Plumber, of Ful-bright & jaworski, to advise council on Tax Increment Finance district issues.
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