New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Commission again likes R-2 for annexed tract
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
After a two-hour public hearing, Planning and Zoning Commission again recommended that City Council allow only R-2 (single and two family) zoning on a newly annexed area.
The approximately 240-acre tract was annexed into the city last September,
In April, the Commission first recommended the residential zoning classification for the property, which is adjacent to Morningside Drive, FM 1044, and Green Meadows subdivision.
But after that Planning and Zoning meeting, District Judge Robert Pfeuffer, whose mother owns several acres next to Green Meadows, appeared at the April 22 City Council meeting,Map, Page 5A
He asked for various zonings on his family’s property, including R-3 (multi-family), R-2 ^single and two family), and C-l (local business >.
Several nearby property owners objected to Pfeuffer’s request and City Council sent the
matter back to Planning and Zoning because Pfeuffer and the others had not participated in the Commission’s April 2 hearing.
So, about 70 neighboring residents crammed the halls of City Hall Tuesday night. Four representatives — mainly from the Green Meadows subdivision — talked about the disadvantages of apartments, duplexes, and commercial property being situated near their homes.
Fred Clark — representing four owners of property within the annexed area, including the
See ZONING, Page 16A
NB Blue beats SA Arsenal
Summer storm brings scattered outages
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Mother Nature put on an early Fourth of July fireworks display Tuesday evening, and her lightning caused several electrical outages.
Rains drenched an area from the city’s West End south to Solms and as far as Northcliffe subdivision. Some vehicles stalled in the low water crossings; two cars
were washed into the Dry Comal Creek from North Live Oak, and one was completely submerged, according to New Braunfels Police reports.
Rain reported from south of town was 3.87 inches and an unofficial report had 4.5 inches. Other areas reported less than an inch of rain.
“Our trucks were high enough
See WEATHER, Page 16A
Curren shocks McEnroe in straight sets, 10A
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July 4 so that our employees may enjoy the holiday with their families. Our offices will be closed Thursday. Our circulation telephone lines will be open from 7 to ll a.m. Have a happy holiday!
Developer seeks rezoning for tract near Clemens HighAmericans held in Lebanon
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May 28 rn Be*rut director of American Umverjyty Hospital of Beirut Davie Jacobsen
Tarry A Anderson 37. March 16 m Beirut Associated Press Beirut bureau cruet
Rev. Martin L Jane© 50 Jan
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Peter Kilburn 60 Dec 3 rn
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Rev Benjamin Weir 60 May 8
in Beirut Presbyterian minister William Buckley 56 March 16
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These six, plus Thomas Sutherland, an American University official, are the remaining American hostages
Remaining Americans in peril, note says
BEIRUT. lebanon APi -Radical Shute Moslem gunmen reacted today to L'JS. plans to close Lebanon's airport after the hijacking of a TMA jet by threatening seven Americans still in captivity.
Islamic Jihad, the shadowy Shute extremist group, warned in a communique that seven Americans abducted since March 1984 will face a black fate" if the United Slates attacks lebanon The hand-written communique was delivered to the News af lebanon, a privately owned local news agency, and telephoned by anonymous callers to two private Beirut radio stations It was the second Islamic Jihad threat in as many days. In a statement delivered to the Beirut office of a Western news agency Tuesday, the organization said its “lovers of martyrdom’ were ready to launch new strikes against the United States.
The latest lebanese government denunciation of the Reagan ailnunistration came today from
See HOSTAGES, Page ICA
Braunfels Middle School Held the last day of the city parks' department s playground program the carnival featured games and srto
Reagan welcomes ex-hostages home
WASHINGTON AP) President Reagan, saluting the end of the terror-filled odyssey of TW A Flight 847. sa\> the homecoming won t be complete'’ until seven Americans still held captive in lebanon finally are back home.
Reagan expressed a * deep felt sigh of relief at nearby Andrews Air F rr'e Bate Tuesday nu bf* wetmmrii 30 Americans back to U.S. soil 18 days after thetr flight was hijacked by lebanese terrorists
There s only one thing lo say, and I >ay it from the bottom of my heart in the name of ail die people of our country Welcome home. ’ Reagan >aid as scores of relatives of the former hostages looked on But the festive air of the occasion was muted somewhat by what the president clearly saw as the unfinished business of lebanese terrorism Alluding to the murder of Robert St ethane 23, a U.S. Navy diver who was shot to death the day after the hijacking, Reagan said. There will no forgetting His murderers must be brought to justice En route to the arrival ceremony at Andrews, Reagan and his wife stopped at Arlington National Cemetery and laid a wreath at . , Stetham s grave
“They beat Rubble Stet hem without mercy, then shot him to death.’’ Reagan said a few minutes later at Andrews. “Our joy at your return is substantial, but so is our pain at what was done to that son of America ”
He expressed bitterness about the continued detention of tile seven Americans who have been kidnaped rn lebanon over the past 16 months and remain in detention. "They must be released,” the president said. ' The homecoming won t be complete until all have come home.”
The* seven are Terry Anderson. Associated Press Beirut bureau chief; David Jacobsen, administrator of the American University Hospital in Beirut;
William Buckley, a political officer at the US. embassy; the Rev. Benjamin Weir, a Presbyterian minister; Thomas Sutherland, dean of the Agriculture Department at the American University; Peter Kilburn, a university librarian; and the Rev. Martin Lawrence Jenco, head of Catholic Relief Services in lebanon.
Peggy Say. Anderson’s sister, said she was led by the administration to
believe last week that the seven would be released along with the hostages of the TW A flight.
Declaring i'm sorry and I’m sad” that the seven remain in captivity, Ms Say told ABC News, “I no longer believe what these people (administration officials) are saying ” She added that she and other
See REAGAN, Page ISABull's-eye
It s not easy hitting the bull s eye with a frisbee but Drummond Lindsey did it, despite wearing glasses and a fake mustache The frisbee toss was one of the games at the recent ''Playground Program Carnival'' at NewToday's Weather
It just might rain on your parade, or whatever you have planned for the July 4 celebration. A 50 percent chance for rain today will drop to a 40 percent chance tonight and Thursday. Temperatures should reach the low 90s and drop to the low 70s overnight. Winds will remain between 10-15 mph.Herald holiday
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By SARAH DUKE Staff writer
SCHERTZ — Eleven acres near Samuel Clemens High School may soon be the site of a large office or retail business complex if a San Antonio developer has Ins way.
Joseph Ruscin came before the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission in a joint hearing Tuesday night to request rezoning (rf the land from. a multi-family dwelling district to a neighborhood service district.
Ruscin is an architect representing
R.J. McMinn of San Antonio, owner r
of the land. Ruscin said that because of the location of the school they are not interested in anything other thar the neighborhood service zoning “We’re not interested in any sort ut business dealing with alcohol,” he said.
The land is across from the high school on Elbel Road between Greenfield and lave Oak roads
Ruscin explained that he had studied the area and concluded that building an apartment complex on the land would not be feasible because of the rents they would have to charge and the occupancy levels they would have to maintain.
The main concern of the City CountV and the public was w hat type of businesses would be located on the laud What I want to know is just w hat ?re you planning to build next to our lug** school.* asked City Councilman Raymond Stanhope
Ruscin said that they had no leases or commitments from any businesses but hope to lease office space or lease to small retail businesses.
Although Ruscin is planning a complex of from 25 to 40 business or office spaces, the building would create less traffic than an apartment complex, which could house up to 300
Bill H' oper, of 161 Valley Forge, asked if the construction of the complex would create drainage problems especially if dirt had to be moved from a ditch near the property.
City Manager Jimmy Gilmore explained that the ditch, which provides drainage for the area, would be left as it is.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has IO days to make a recommendation to the Council and the Council is expected to act on the rezoning request at its next meeting July 16.