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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas HBRALDZBITUNG Sunday February COUNTY LOCAL STATE FROM THE DISPATCH Possession A 23yearold New Braunfels man was arrested about 11 Wednesday in the 2000 block of W Mill St after a New Braunfels Police Department officer found what he thought was a small packet of cocaine in the mans possession The man also gave the officer false information about his identity The man was booked into the Comal County Jail on no bond for possession of less than one gram of cocaine and fail ure to appear He also was booked on bond for fail ure to ID to a peace officer Bomb Threat Mountain Valley Elementary School in the Comal Independent School District was dismissed early Thursday after a written bomb threat was found in a girls restroom No explosive devices were found License Suspended License A 47yearold New Braunfels man was arrested Thursday by New Braunfels Police Department officers for public intoxication and driving with a suspended license He was booked into the Comal County Jail on bonds totaling A 24yearold San Antonio man was arrested Thursday by Comal County Sheriffs Office deputies for his second driving while intoxicated offense He was booked into the Comal County Jail on 000 bond UPCOMING MEETINGS NEW BRAUNFELS CITY COUNCIL Monday Feb 14 New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave CITY OF NEW BRAUNFELS PLANNING COMMISSION metal ordi nance workshop Tuesday Feb 15 New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave NEW BRAUNFELS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT board of trustees meet ing 7 Tuesday Feb 15 at Education Center 430 W Mill St LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING7 Tuesday Feb 15 Landa Park Golf Course Club Shop Landa Park Commission asks for input on aesthetics BY Ptm STONIPALMQUIST Staff writer New Braunfels residents concerned about the how the city looks can share their vision at a workshop Tuesday The Planning Commission is meeting for the second time to discuss a proposed aes thetics ordinance initially prompted by some council members disdain for metal buildings Council actually discussed an ordinance draft that prohibited new construction of metal buildings in residentially used or zoned areas but decided that this unfairly targeted certain structures and didnt really address the heart of the issue If were going to regulate aesthetics MEETING WHO New Braunfels Planning Commission WHAT Workshop on aesthetics ordinance WHEN Tuesday WHERE New Braunfels Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave lets regulate aesthetics and not pick on metal District 3 councilman Randy Vanstory said If it is limited to metal buildings the ordinance would not accomplish what we say its going to accomplish and thats to beautify our he said Council decided to hand over the project to the planning commission in October In a meeting last month the planning commission decided the best way to address the issue was to establish overlay districts Each district would have its own set of regulations The downtown area for instance would have stricter rules But the commission has yet to decide what those rules would be People need to give us commis sion chairman John Dierksen said How else can we know what people are think ing The commission wants to know how people define pretty and ugly and what they think the city should like The meeting will give residents a chance to say for example I dont want metal buildings in my Dierksen said If people have a certain vision for how this community should look they need to come and tell he said This ordinance ultimately will have a large impact on the future of the city he said This will hopefully enhance what the city looks he said Stamped with love Students enter post office stamp contest BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Even with tax returns fast approaching there might be something about the New Braunfels Post Office 686 S Seguin that puts you in the mood for romance For the past several weeks the ceiling inside the post office has been strewn with about 90 bright ly colored pictures with lots of pinks and reds and irregular shaped hearts The 11 by 8inch pictures hang on red ribbons across the lobby creating a nice distraction between mailing bills and buying stamps One picture reads Love goes everywhere and another says the more traditional words Be my With pens pencils pink and red crayons and markers local students have created their own personal Valentines Day stamps They might not go on any of your letters or bills but the stamps share each childs mes sage of love and friendship with the local community Second and third grade stu dents at Comal Elementary recently participated in a Valentines Day contest with the New Braunfels Post Office Students were challenged to draw what they felt a Valentines Day stamp would look like Bradley won second place and Ashley Gutierrey won third In the third grade Ashley King won first place Kate McConaghy won second and Brad Mason won third On Monday Gonzales and post office staff will present the students with prizes at the school Gonzales also said the prizes would encourage students to write letters and communicate with others Thirdplace winners receive stationary secondplace win ners will get a stationary and envelope set and firstplace winners will receive a Daffy the Duck post card and stamp set Gonzales said the pictures would remain on display at the post office through Valentines Day Throughout the day post office visitors often stop and admire the drawings some even pick out their favorites Gonzales said he decided to approach school administrators about the Valentines Day con test after giving a presentation at the school We have a program where I go and talk to the students about the history of the postal service and afterwards I asked school staff if this was some thing they would like to he said Ruben Gonzales postmaster at the New Braunfels Post Office 686 S Seguin and post office clerk Judy DeLaGarza hold up a string of Valentines Day stamps cre ated by second and thirdgrade students at Comal Elementary School After careful consideration New Braunfels Post Office staff picked the top three drawings out of both grades We have three clerks who pick the winners Theyre used to seeing stamps so they know what to look Ruben Gonzales postmaster at the New Braunfels Post Office said Gonzales said the post office saw the contest as a way to encourage letter writing among students Its a nice way to get chil dren involved with thinking about letter he said Each winning drawing has a first second or third place rib bon attached to it In the second grade Tyler Figel won first place Megan Lawyers see momentum building for death penalty moratorium DALLAS AP The American Bar Associations call for a national moratorium on capital punishment made three years ago this month once seemed destined for a quiet death No more Theres growing momen ABA President William Paul said Saturday at his groups nation al convention The moratorium issue clearly is Court allowed reinstatement of capital punishment Illinois has executed 12 people Since 1987 the state has released 13 from death row after their convictions were overturned Nationwide according to the Washingtonbased Death Penalty Information Center 85 death row inmates have been freed since 1973 Governor Ryans decision was really a said Jerome cannot easily be rectified after someones he said Paul an Oklahoma City lawyer emphasized that the ABA does not support or oppose the death penalty but is interested in ensuring that defendants get ade quate legal help and that there are other safeguards DO YOU SUFFER FROM PANIC DISORDER Feelings of unreality Terror Fear of going crazy or losing control Fear of dying Racing Heartbeat Chest Pains Dizziness or Lightheadedness Nausea Flushes or chills Difficulty breathing Tingling or numbness OR DO YOU HAVE PHOBIAS Fear of driving flying in an airplane or other forms of public transportation Public places shopping centers church theaters Going places without another person Heights elevators Difficulty with public speaking OR DO YOU SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION Loss of or excessive sleep increase or decrease in appetite Decreased concentration motivation and energy Crying Spells sadness Feeljngs of hopelessness helplessness or despair Suicidal thoughts or recurrent thoughts of death Help is available You are invited to a FREE program where you can take a screening test view a video and have a confidential meeting with a mental health professional TIME LOCATION AND SPONSOR Friday February 9 am1pm New Braunfels Counseling Center 707 N Walnut Suite 208 The major catalyst was Illinois Shestack a Philadelphia lawyer Gov George Ryans announce and former ABA president ment two weeks ago that no one Later this month he will testify will be executed in his state until before the Pennsylvania he finds out why more death sen Legislature in favor of a death tences have been overturned than penalty moratorium carried out We are learning that a lot of Since 1976 when the Supreme mistakes are made and errors Flood aid group leaving NB FROM STAFF RIPORTS Landa Street Dec 21 1998 The South Texas Flood and worked closely with the Recovery Project which helped Community Service Center and more than people in Rebounds to help area flood Comal County after the flood victims of 1998 is shutting down its Funding for the project has office in New Braunfels runout Monday The federallyfunded aid agency opened its office on For a complete story see the HeraldZeitungs Tuesday edi tion HE HEALTH FITNESS CENTER AT PHYSICAL THERAPY UNLIMITED Formally the Wellness Center Featuring A full Line of Fitness Equipment Strengthening Cardio Equipment Massage Therapy Nutrition Counseling Therapeutic Pool Come enjoy our relaxed stress free environment 894 Loop 337 Suite C New Braunfels 8306092000 This pass entitles you to workout FREE FOR 2 WEEKS in our fitness center Call for information 8306092000 Good 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