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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 22, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY March 2001 pages in 1 sections HERALDZEITUNG 112 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Inside Today The HeraldZeitungs annu al Horizons continues today with a look at business and industry in See Page Coming Up Friday Government Saturday Lifestyles Sunday Citizen of the Year and Unsung Heroes Legislative conference honors McCombs SPECIAL TO THE HERALDZEITUNG The 35th annual Texas Legislative Conference kicks off today with a reception honoring Texan of the Year Red McCombs The reception begins at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Cost is To call the New Braunfels Chamber of which is sponsoring the at The conference will continue Friday at the civic center with three panel discussions on redis environmental quality and the new administration in Panelists on these issues include State Jeff chair of the Legislative Redistricting Jeff the exec utive director for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Steve Texas Department of and Registration for Fridays event also costs and is available McCOMBS Conference today by calling the chamber office or at the door who donated million to the University of Texas business school this past will open the conference Friday with an address on Texas Governor BUI who recently announced he has formed an exploratory committee to look at a reelection will deliver the closing remarks during the concluding Seeking change friends ask for intersection improvements after teens death BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer SPRING BRANCH Cars whizzed by 281 and FM 306 Wednesday Semitrucks thun dered through at 70 One semi blared its horn at a car that pulled out of FM 306 right in front of it across from the the cross and the statuette of the Blessed Virgin that memorializes Amy pulled out in front of another semirig while on her way to Smith son Valley High School on January 24 and was Her Cheryl her family friend Hank Spaulding and a few of Burchs schoolmates met with officials of the Texas Department of Trans portation Wednesday to talk about their concerns at the We want to make sure you know the concerns we Henry Greg TxDOT area engineer for New talked for more than an hour at the inter discussing Henry and Spauldings safety con Henry and Spaulding this past week Comal County Commissioners Court with a petition of signatures of people who joined them in their concerns about the intersec On the petition and again Henry asked that a pair of highway signs that obstruct vision south ward along 281 be that the speed limit be lowered and that a traffic signal be installed at the Im sorry for your Malatek told The day after Burch Malatek said he decided to revisit safety at the Malatek contacted TxDOT District Engineer John Kel ly and his superiors at TxDOT to have studies done at the Traffic studies to deter mine whether the current 65mph speed limit should be changed and whether the intersection warrants either a traffic signal or a flashing caution light will be initiated Malatek As for the highway signs that partially block the southbound view of Malatek said crews would raise the signs by Friday or Monday by at least a foot to try to allow a better view beneath them for vehicles pulling up at the intersec tion on FM If that doesnt dp enough to improve the Malatek the signs will be moved further away from the In the long Malatek intersections for 281 will be grade separat meaning they will have overpasses and exit ramps like the crossing at FM CHRIS Cheryl and John talk with Texas Department of Transportation from Lawrence Smith and Greg Wednesday at FM 306 and May 5 filing period locking in races FROM STAFF REPORTS Filing ended Wednesday for candidates in a number of local New Braunfels With the filing period officially no new candidates have filed for office in the city of New Two seats are in Dis trict One and District Incumbent Juan Luis who represents District is not eligible for reelection because of limits the city places on the number of terms a council mem ber may Sonia Munoz has filed to run for his Since no has filed against the election in that dis trict may be city offi cials There is still a writein candidate period that ends March The District Two race is con tested between candidates Wal ter Sears and Incumbent Larry Garden Ridge Three incumbent elected offi cials in Garden Ridge may retain their seats without an according to Judy city sec Mayor Jay Feibelman is running for his third term and two council Bobby Roberts and James both filedto retain their No one has filed to run against Tokar but there is still a period in which someone who wishes to run for City Council or for the mayors position in Garden See Citys engineer no longer at city hall FROM STAFF REPORTS The city of New Braunfels is searching for a new city engineer after Bolner reportedly was fired who had been the citys engineer since July said Wednesday that he was terminated after he opted not to I was given the opportunity to but I wanted rather than stay on and not accomplish a whole I preferred not to accept any proposal and preferred just to be he City officials would not confirm whether Bolner was Thats a personnel City Manag er Mike Shands And I ever talk about personnel issues in Bolner said he had no bitterness about what I just saw no reason if I was going to be given to the opportunity to leave in 40 or 60 days Im not going to have my heart in doing something for 30 days when theres no need for me just to tread water for 30 days or he The offer to resign came in the past cou ple of with his termination following on he If he had he would have been allowed to stay on during a transition he 1 left very good in very good hands of a very good group of he l Shands Bolner aa a gentle We certainly parted in good Shands Its like an amiable Its time for the relationship to but there were a lot of good times that held it together until the I wish him who has been one of the chief staff members who has worked with the citys infrastructure and improvement during the past several was not at the groups meeting The 4B as the corporation is oversees a portion of the citys sales tax City staff did not publicly explain why Bol ner was not at the meeting Bolners salary was Chief Financial Officer Chet Lewis Bolner received no severance package and no benefits Lewis Mayor Stoney Williams declined to com ment on Bolners saving that See CHRIS A potential customer tries the door at the Handy Andy on Interstate 35 135 Handy Andy closes its doors BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Every few someone still drives or walks up to the front of the Handy Andy supermarket at 147 Interstate 35 West and tries a For the first time in it doesnt A handwritten sign on the doors Please shop at our other loca and gives their addresses on San Antonio and Landa See HANDY INSIDE Key Code 76 Citizen of the Year Carlos Campos speaks after receiving his Citizen of the Year award from New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Editor and Publisher Doug Toney Wednesday night at the New Braunfels Civic See Sundays HeraldZeitung for stories about the Citizen of the and Unsung CHRIS ;