New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Unicorns advance to winners’ bracket with 6-3 win over Leander, P.8Inside
StammtischBirthday wishes from tho Horald-Zoltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Colette Cotillion, Bill Kolthoff (Saturday), Mary Phlllipa (Saturday), Elana Lincon, Sue Taylor, Bruet McConaghy.Happy Annlvtraary to Johnny S Linda Zavala (22 ytaral).
Judge's decision stops bar owners
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Visiting judge Bill Baehus this morning dissolved a temporary retraining order allowing Comal County bars to stay open until 2 a m. this Saturday night.
Judge Baehus’ action, which was handed down at approximately 9:30 a.m. this morning.
He said in reviewing both sides’ arguments, that the plaintiffs would not prevail in a mal situation and therefore ruled against them.
Both sides, a group of county bar owners and the county, presented their initial viewpoints Thursday on the issue.
Order dissolved, bars to close at I a.m. Saturday
The judge had to decide whether the temporary restraining order allowing the bars to stay open late should remain until March 17, when a hearing for a permanent injunction is scheduled.
lf bar owners arc granted a permanent injunction, they can remain open from 12 a.m. until 2 a.m. until a trial decides further.
The Commissioners Court in Feb mary voted 5-0 to move the extended late-night hours for liquor sales back to 12 a.m., I a.m. on Saturday nights under the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code.
Lawyers for both sides agreed in the
commissioners court right to repeal the hours but disagreed as to who should take away the license to operate at extended hours.
“The real question is can the county declare a state-issued license void?” said Atanacio “Nacho" Campos, attorney for the bar owners.
Most bars were granted renewal of license in December. Two licenses arc issued by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, one for regular operation and another for extended hours. The license is signed by the county judge.
Owners claim they were granted the
license then denied the use at extended hours just two months later, without time to plan ahead.
“The only entity that can do that is a state agency," Campos contended. "The TA BC, they are the ones who need to be making the decision that is effecting existing licenses.”
County Attorney Nathan Rhcinlan-der said there was a difference between legislative and executive authority, that the county acted on behalf of authority granted by the State Legislature through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and the Commission (TABC) was merely an executive or
administrative arm charged with enforcement and regulation.
“We feel like the law is very clear," he said. "...Intrusion of the court into the process is not appropriate.”
Burden of proof lay with the plaintiffs, in this case the owners. Both sides agreed there would be an economic impact on the owners, however. Judge Baehus questioned what authority the TABC would have to change what Commissioner’s Court did.
“I don’t feel like we were given due process,” said Ron Gonzales, owner of Solms City Limits. "...I personally feel if you’re going to have a license taken away, you should have done something wrong.”
Tonight, becoming cloudy with a chance of drizzle toward morning. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds 5-10 mph. Saturday, mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds near 15 mph.
Chamber's Business After Hours scheduled
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce' monthly membership luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 14 at Victoria Bank & Trust.
1000 N. Walnut in New Braunfels This month's mixer is sponsored by Molly Joe s Catering, TempAsso-ciates and Victoria Bank & Trust New Braunfels The mixer will last from 5 pm. to 7 pm. For more information, call 625-2385
Bornite Bock ll to speak at CBMC
The Christian Business Men's Committee will host their monthly luncheon Tuesday, March 14 at Tree Tops Restaurant, beginning at noon.
Featured speaker for this month's luncheon will be Bennie Bock ll. automobile dealer, broadcaster, businessman, rancher, politician and attorney Bock recently purchased KWED radio station in Seguin and is also the Ford-Mer-cury dealer at Seguin Motor Co.
He is a former assistant Attorney General and a former member of the Texas House of Representatives Cost will be $7 per person No reservations are needed For more information, call Ray Long at 629-1760 or Charley Pooler at 629-5725.
Lions Club to host youth Job fair
The New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club will host its second annual summer youth job fair Saturday. March 11 The location will again be in Wesley Hall. First United Methodist Church. 527 West San Antonio St All area high school and college students, ages 15 and above, are invited
Employers and organizations interested in participating can call Preston Kennedy at 620-0241 or Mac McDonald at 629-9109
In the Wednesday, March 8 edition of the Herald-Zeitung, under the headline *KGNB to be back on the air today,* KGNB (AM) was on the air KNBT (FM) was off the air due to power lines being too close together and were blown together by high winds which caused damage to the station's 'Exciter,* not emitter, as the story read, according to the station s general manager Hal Widsten
Because of bad weather conditions in Illinois (where the Exciter was manufactured) replacement of the unit was slowed KNBT returned to the airways at 10 a rn Wednes day
The Herald-Zeitung regrets the error,
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Driver rescued from overturned cement truck
(Left photo) New Braunfels emergency personnel rescue Raymond Solis from an overturned cement truck which he was driving yesterday on Fox Run Circle near a construction site. Solis had been pinned in the vehicle for almost 20 minutes. Officials were not sure what caused the Ingram Ready Mix cement truck to overturn. (Top photo) New Braunfels police officer Tony Celli fills out a report after Solis was removed.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
B&PW members earn honors
(From left) Kristine Eilers, Terry Burto, Ruby Lois Bading (president) and Delores Smith, members of the New Braunfels Business and Professional Women s Club, competed at the district level in Bryan/College Station on March 4 and three members of the local club were winners and will compete on the state level at the state convention on June 22 in Austin. Eilers was the Dist. 6 Young Careerist winner, Smith was the Dist. 6 individual Development winner, Burto was the Dist. 6 Woman of the Year winne'.
Aquirre remains in critical condition at BAMC
This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Fire at old Canyon Middle School
New Braunfels fire fighters battled a fire which began last night at approximately 11 p.m. at the old Canyon Middle School. Four NBFD trucks were called to the scene as well as two EMS units. The old school has been in the process of being demolished. The cause of the fire is suspected to be from cutting torches used near asbestos. The district plans to continue demolition of the building.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Hector Aguirre, 38, of New Braunfels remains in critical condition in the recovery ward at Brook Anny Medical Center, according to hospital officials this morning
Aguirre was struck by a discus dui-ing the Ranger Relays track meet at Smithson Valley High School held
Aguirre was watching the track meet when a discus thrown by a student athlete hit his head, said Don Clark, Comal Independent Schtx>l Dis-tnct public information officer.
Coaches and trainers rushed to help Aguirre. Bulverde/Spring Branch Emergency Medical Serv ice officers were called to the scene at 12:20 p m Aguirre was transferred to Aul lie heli
copter and flown to BAMC.
Aguirre went to the track meet to watch his son. DeAngelo, compete in the discus event
I he accident is considered a rare occupance, with only six accidents involving other track and field events being recorded since 1982. according to a professor at the University of North Carolina
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