New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 10, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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1BSchlitterbahn parking, wreckers face council
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Parking and towing could both become hot issues at City Council Monday night.
When it meets at 7:90 p.m. in City Hall, the council will face complaints from a resort owner who feels that a city “no parking" zone may be hurting his business; and a letter from homeowners who think the “no
parking" zone should be larger than it already is.
Robert Henry, owner of the Schlitterbahn complex at 400 N. Liberty, has asked to appear in council to discuss the progress of some ideas he brought up in another visit some four months ago.
At that time, Henry suggested to the council that the “no parking" signs on North Liberty be taken down. He pointed out that the street had been
widened since the signs went up in IMI, and that ha himself had done part of the construction on tha culvert underneath. Henry also noted that parking was allowed on other side streets in the area, particularly those surrounding Prince Soims Park, two restaurants and a number of inner-tube concessions.
The “no parking" ordinance dees include parts of Elisabeth Avenue, Torrey Street and Fredericksburg
Road. Qty Manager E.N. Delashmutt says Liberty was included partly because residents of that street requested it.
At the June 27 meeting, Delashmutt and several council members reported getting a large number of irate phone calls from drivers whose parked cars had bern ticketed or towed away the previous weekend. Apparently, most of the calls from Schlitterbahn
rumor has it they were calling from the resort.
It was around this time that Henry requested a spot on the July ll agenda. Within a few days of that, Delashmutt received another letter from a Garza Street family, suggesting that the “no parking" zone might well be extended onto that street and farther down Liberty. Both points of view will probably be aired at length in the council chamber
An ordinance regulating the conduct of aide wreckers, which drew pretests from several wrecker drivers at the first reading, will be read for the second time Monday. Along with it, council will be considering a proposal which should prove even more controversial — to contract with one company for all wrecker service, and eliminate the 13-member rotation
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The chief ofKuempel left mark on session
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writ ar
Edmumd Kuempel may have been a newcomer to the Texas legislature. His anonymity, however, didn't last long.
But considering the man that’s not two suprising. In the six months that he’s served as District 46's representative in the Texas House of Representatives, Kuempel has gained quite a reputation for himself — both professionally and personally
From the media and collogues alike, the 40-year-old Seguin native wna teased and criticized about everything the conservative stance he took on legislative issues to his prominent facial profile or his usual attendance at grand openings and other local functions.
Traits from his outgoing nature — specifically his habit of trying to greet every member of the House each day (in addition to kissing all the women he came in contact with) — drew the attention of the state press and his collogues.
And it wasn’t uncommon to find him at Just about any kind of social or business function within his Comal, Kendall and Guadalupe Counties. He hit just about any grand opening, reception, business function — and even birthday party — his schedule would allow. Why? Because he wanted to stay in contact with his constituents.
“To me, that's what it’s all about...staying in contact with the people," he explained.
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From staff and wire reports
PRAIRIE DELL, Texas (AP) -Phillip Fry, who in May was denied permission to open amusement rides in Lands Park, now has a bigger area to play with. He’s bought “The Matterhorn" on IH 35 in BeU County.
Fry also talked to the San Marcos Planning Commission two months ago about 323 acres of land on Texas 123. He wanted the commission’* input on tha idea of subdividing the land to attract invertors willing to finance a future large-scale amusement park.
Now, it looks as lf his dream of the world's largest roller coaster begins whore Frank Weiae's dream was foreclosed — st a 70-foot stucco mountain of a curiosity.
Right now, “The Matterhorn" it a man-made hill between ideas. Weise went broke trying to make it a 31,000-aqaare-foot restaurant. Fry bought it from the bank and is at work on Prairie Dell Lake Amusement Park.
“Pm excited for him," said Weise, wha has Bever met Fry. “I’m just in iMpo* he can complete tha dream that he has. It so parallels mine.’’
Woiao, 41, opened Tha Matterhorn la ISM. He later tddod buildings and attractions at tha atta, about IS milos south af Tunpli, and wound up with lunthlag billed aa “A Family Adustive.”
The Churel Tues mountain was tmpirod bp Wrtae’s HTS look at the real Matterhorn, a 14,700-foot bmubIUb sa tho Swiso-Italian border.
lf the recently-concluded legislature is best known for one piece of legislation it will be the Driving-While-Intoxicated laws.
At least that’s the opinion of State Rep. Edmund Kuemepl, who lists the DWI bill passed into law as being one of the Legislature’s top accomplishments.
Kuempel — a Republican from Seguin whose 46th District encompasses Comal. Guadalupe and Kendall Counties — recently reflected
An appraiser once set the Bell County property's value at $36 million. The business went downhill, however, when a spring tornado churned through in IMO, peeling the stucco skin off part of the mountain.
Repairs were never completed and Weise’s cavernous restaurant was foreclosed by the bank.
“The tornado hurt the business. It certainly had a great impact on it," he said. “But the reason it didn’t work out for me is because the Lord had different plans for me and my life.
“If the Lord wanted a hot dog stand to work out there, it would’ve worked.” said Weise, whose religious fervor was ignited by the failure, “lf the Lord had let that be a success, which He could have, I probably would have lost my life, my soul."
It was not Weise s first frustration in the restaurant business. For about IO years he ran El Chachoo, a Mexican restaurant near downtown Temple. Several people who saw it remembered it aa “vary unusual.’’ But city officials closed it tai August 1971 citing violations of building codas.
After that, he operated The Matterhorn until it failed in INO.
Fry, SI, came from Ohio, where he supervised mobile home park development and dealt in amuaement rides.
From 146, where an average of MJN vehicles peas a day, Tha
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on his first term of office and the Legislature’s work during the regular and special sessions.
The DWI law, which calls for stiffer pens ties, will “serve to deter" and discourage others, Kuempel said in an interview in his Austin office.
The new DWI laws “mean that people realize the severity of DWI ...that in the pant it was always something taken for granted that if I know somebody they can get me off," he saidInsideToday’s Wast bar
It will be partly cloudy through Monday, with mild nights and hot days. Winds will be from tbs southeast near IO mph today.Missing Boy
Michael Reel had been miming for over a weak in tha rugged mountains of eastsrn Tennessee. The search for the mall boy ended happily Saturday when ha was titrated near Roan MiwnlaNt where he abd disappeared. Baa Raga SA.Mousy Mad
Vickie Morgan, former mistreat af Alfred Bloomingdale liked only qm thing mm money. At lanai, that*! tbs of nm aaa who a Hag silly kilted bar with a baseball hat. Baa Raga SA.
“Now it's not who you know < when you're arrested for DWI)...you have to pay the price for tweaking the law."
The freshman legislator is particularly pleased with this piece of legislation since he said he discovered through visits with his constituents that DWI and crime are top concerns in his three counties.
Kuempel, a conservative Republican, is also particularly proud
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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter's campaign was tipped in advance that Ronald Reagan had a copy of Carter’s IMO debate briefing book but did nothing because the idea was "preposterous.” according to an account in Sunday editions of The Washington Port.
The account said Timothy G. Smith, then counsel to the Carter campaign, was told by his deputy, Carol C. Derr, that Reagan had the book. Ms. Derr had been told by a friend rn the
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Drum roll, please It won't be long before the city's new recreational coordinator goes public.
Parks Director Court Thieleman has plans to announce the new employee's identity at the end of the Parks Advisory Board meeting Monday night, which will start st 7:90 p.m. Bt wouldn’t give any clues on the choice beforehand. “Just come and find out,” bs quipped last weak.
The announcement could shed some light on the dark side of the Lands Recreation Center, which made public its ftfpjsl woes some months ago. Than a city inapaction team
the National Women’s Political Caucus — a Republican — urged President Reagan on Saturday not to seek a second term, saying he is "a dangerous man’’ for American women.
“Mr. President, one term is enough," Kathy Wilson said in a speech. “For the sake of American women — Republicans, Democrats and independents — please step down. Do not seek the Republican nomination.
“Four years is enough. As a matter of fact, it is entirely too much."
in another speech. Pat Bailey, a Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission, accused the Reagan administration of fostering bigotry because of its response to women s demands.
“I have never doubted that the president is a nice person," she said. “But benign bewilderment in response to the women's revolution is license to bigotry at all levels and at ail corners of the land."
Ms. Wilson’s speech was a break with caucus tradition. The group has not previously become involved in presidential politics
Her statement also was surprising because she has been one of the few leaders of a national Women s group who has maintained good relations with the Reagan White House over the past two years.
Ms. Wilson was the first of a senes of mostly Republican leaders to address the caucus sessions Saturday.
The Republican members of the caucus adopted their demands for the party * 1964 platform late Saturday,
Reagan camp, Charles S Crawford, who was working in the campaign communications section.
Smith was quoted as recalling that he dismissed the idea as preposterous" because “the debate briefing books are too closely held at the White House" and did nothing No telephone number for Smith could be found immediately Saturday night No number was listed in the town where Crawford lives Ms Derr's number was answered by a
toured the facility in April, and came back to City Council with a very unfavorable report, including exposed electrical wiring, structural deficiencies and overall filthiness
Center officials countered the team’s findings with their own explanations, and on May I, City Council voted 6-1 to keap the center open. The dissenting vote came from Gerald Schaefer, who said after the meeting he’d have preferred to that it down.
The recommendation to hire a recreational coordinator came from the Parka board of directors on March 14. Part of their recommendation was to put the coordinator in charge el all city recreational sports and activities, the recreation program, the
requesting that the party support the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, affirmative action, pay equity, pension reform and more money for maternal and infant programs.
They also sent a letter with their platform demands to Reagan saying that ‘ appointments by themselves are not sufficient" to win the support of Republican women "Mr President, if yew cannot bridge the gap with Republican women, how can we ever become a majority party,"
Sen Robert Packwood of Oregon, a Republican known as a strong advocate of women's rights, said he hopes his party returns to the traditions of Abraham lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
Either the Republican Party will change or expire." Packwood said at a news conference after speaking at a convention luncheon He warned the feminists that the battle to preserve a woman s right to an abortion is not over, saying that those who seek to outlaw abortions are "implacable "
Four of the six announced Democratic presidential candidates — former vice president Walter Mondale and Sens. John Glenn of Ohio, Gary Hart of Colorado and Alan Cranston of California — also arrived to seek support among the women activists Sen Ernest Boltings of South Carolina was to arrive Sunday in time for the caucus members lo question the five on their stands on Women s issues The women’s caucus has 77,000 members, about 35 percent of them Republicans.
Earlier Saturday, Richard V Allen, a high-level Reagan campaign aide, said he was aware that the campaign had the Carter briefing book and thought it was ethically wrong, but could not recall urging that it be returned.
Allen, however, said he did not regret receiving separate documents during the 1960 campaign from an
scheduling of seasons for each aport (and perhaps even registration), indoor activities, the pools and bathhouse, down to maintaining the existing Recreation Center building
Thieleman said it would take several weeks for the new man to "get the feel of things," and then be able to address some “immediate problems like the summer recreation program, hoers the conter will operate, and evan what’s going to be offered there”
Also on tho agenda will be diacunrton on the development of a formal policy and mo fees for the pork’s gombo structure sod dance slob, and a request from tho Now Braunfels Aquatic Club to batiste a recrootional lop swimming program.
Fry sets sights on The Matterhorn'
Carter camp warned about briefing book
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Recreation director to be announced