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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Drainage study New Braunfels long-range plan | for flood control * fray mm Vol. 134, No. 94 By DAV 11) MAY Staff Wi iter After mon* than .1 < wittily <> growtti .md development with lilt specific attention to how watei tiehaves tinder extreme condition New Braunfels will pay alme I MOO iMHi foi a study that 1 intend-(I to offet everything from map .-a estimates to the ordinance prof* ( til -at risk areas Developers have objected to de-plan tint have been required to pa fees for ttie past veal dial will pa more than hall (ti*1 cost of the Iud; by outside consultants \ diam -committee (‘haired bv arctiid:' t '• .«• Rutherford has recommended d>> study atter lengthy and at times * on filet in fc* testimony and deflate Th© objections of developer centi ; around what they see is po idle ( pense to tie incurred tty develope! tor drainage controls We are pa, mg for something that doesn I bet f a us it benefits the city aid budder developer .John Yoe stretching hi arms in an arch indicating the <* ’ borne fry developers might he unfau The proposal of I ice a* and si hoi Inc a private engineer lr 1 firm selected from a field of 11 'mr '' proposals was accepted t> oui Required is a eomprelien !.<• it shed management tmh for 1    * which could culminate in a et of or (finances designed to minimize th*-impact of storm water runoff The overall package v h h id California ha-, Save tin* WI Ie New Braunfels and Comal ('<»>!•,tv have Save the F 1 rework' Nes fellow pyromaniac and friends of The Fourth Tom < 01 tun is spearheading bottle roekefira* a New Braunfels .faycee etti-rt in raise more than s., non to par tot 1 professional fireworks ho * .1 .    , iii I.anda Dark We all know the reasons why but that s not impoi tant Anyway VV J Hollow av ti donated vin Comal I niter! I pavers has donated $ ?0 Harold coughed tip ' * - which for hue . . o -time Wurst fest AssoriuHon another $ am» and < raig saL- tuel ha' donated copy services for let ters of solicitation foi Save the Fireworks I tie addle- to winch you can send donations Im tin would tie event is I’< > Box *.10482 New Braunfels Texas THIJI And friends keep your powder dry One mo time There most urely it ill tx* ga lira go coiler Hon May 25, Memorial Day Please remember that and have your lr eh out on the easement our sanitation folk * ll bo on the jot) We've told vou atxmt al! the in -'tuft going on this coming Satur-i iv but one event that surely is worth See SI A MMT ISCH Paq- 2A r It will be mostly cloudy w:" a to percent chance of showers and thunderstorm this afternoon and this even mg Kven with overcast -ku the high will lie iii the appt Kus Friday is more ut the same with Southeasterly winds of lo mph a -«) percent chance of thunderstorm arui partly cloudy skies with lows in tile 70s and afternoon hi Ti iii the upper nos The Menu CLASSIFIED....... -4    6B COMICS................3B EDUCATION  I ? A ENTERTAINMENT    KA KALEIDOSCOPE    .    IB OPINIONS.........4 A SCRAPBOOK .    .    ?B SPORTS............IO,    11A ost up to Sil l (Mio, actually contains vc cp u ate agreements cacti eon ngent on the poi (ion of study and “commendations of the preceding induct The city council can stop the flirty it any time and payments to •ie consultant are contingent on com lotion ol the respective units of oik I tie city has agreed to pay up to half the cost ( ouneil also approved a in percent ast r onting'Micy fro any additional (K’uments 01 maps above the material provided by contract The live -top and their costs, in rd»*r of performance, are A ad-wafer study $25 000, develop mint ol local philosophy. $25,000 c ign of watershed program 1 (MHI rhafling of in ordinanee 11 (MMI and jo opal al ion of all hack ij» documentation $17 <HHi Atule the tudv s costs arc set at a , OOO 1 11 v K ii g 1 nee r ft 111 ' >o!u awol kl said ifs value to the city nill- ti grealei I would have to truly say ifs .orth four or five times more ” ho ,1 Included in (ti* study will tie a in ineia! plan for future and current drainage problems W*- vc been developing for DHI cai without in organized approach I,    - Developments ire not as - ilium od a thev should tie he said I iot.rovol kl .od proposal eon id* dim given bv ’tie Drainage \rhi iv Itoarrl wfiicti has been So. OO AIN AGF F‘aqr-?A r wo Sections, 18 Paqes Thursday May 14, 1987 75 Cents Comal County rivers park bill pending Senate action By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Authors of a bill to establish a park district in fontal County expect scrutiny and questioning but no opposi Mona the hill reaches the Texas Senate this week I tie Texas House of Representatives approved the bill on its third reading Tuesday passing it over to the Senate for final approval House Bill 2194 gives Comal County residents the right to establish the first park district of lls kind in Texas Developer! by a group of local residents and business owners concerned about the future of the Guadalupe and Comal rivers, the hill was sponsored in the House by Hep Kdmund Kuempel of Seguin The district, if approved by local citizens, creates a board charged with overseeing activity on the rivers including maintaining and financing public parks, conserving natural resources and protecting public tieatth on the rivers One of the long time goals ol district supporters is to provide river rangers to enforce laws among the summer river visitors Sen. Bill Sims of San Angelo is sponsoring the bill in the Senate. Once transferred from the House, the hill will Im- referred to the Senate's Natural Resources Committee Lame McLaughlin. Sims’ administrative assistant said the senator is ready for scrutiny of the hill because it could be used as a model for similar district throughout the state Generally w hat happens w ith a bill that is of a local nature, the people in the committee leave it up to the sponsor Occasionally, members will have ,1 philosophical difference of opinion, but they work tha* out between themselves We haven't had any calls complaints or questions (about the bill1 But I do ex pect questions because it is the first of its kind in the state That’s what was so different in drafting the bill,' she said McLaughlin said if the district becomes successful in Comal County it very likely will he used as a model in other places wneie river development and protec Hon are issues, such as on the San Marcos 0 Brazos rivers Ray Spivey. Kuempel’s assistant, said the hill underwent substantial changes in the Mou e Kn vironmental Affairs Committee “We had to draft a new hill You would not believe how many change* were made.” he said Major changes included staggering hoard members’ terms to give the district s administration more continuity. New language was included in the bill to prohibit the district from competing with river outfitters “That never was the intention of the hill spivev said Boundaries will be established bv county voters if the district is created, but those boundaries could in elude all of the county except the incorporated are.!-, dither a motion by the Comal County Commissioners or a petition presented by local residents can force an election to create the district If created the district would have the authority to collect taxes Bar owners serve up petitions; say late hours beckon tourists Ay SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A determined group of local tavern owners vowed Wednesday to go fief ore the New Braunfels City Council i itll a plan to change drinking hours in the city Saying tourist don t want to spend their vacations in a place when Hie sidewalks roll up at night one liquor tore owner said a change in drinking hours could help to neatly increase the tourist business Calling Hie city council a group of business minded people Margie Rich owner of Knox Landing said she feels Hie council will be receptive to allowing businesses rn serve alcohol until 2 a in Currently, bars and clubs are required to stop serving alcohol at midnight, except on aturday s when they can stay open until I a rn Sunday Rich leader of the effort to change serv ing hours, is ar rung tier self with petitions calling for the later hours She nd she sud those helping her are accumulating data concerning the city's sales tax revenue and alcoholic Leverage tax revenue since serving hours were cut in 1984 Group members want to be ready for every question when they go before Hie city council, the business people ad Rich ut she is requesting a spot on the council's text agenda l h* group of about lo business ow ners and managers sx»k petition^ from Rich to circulate among their ustomers R -ti said she already has several petitions ugned by her customers The petitions will be presented to city council, 'tie said. as ev idence of public support for later hours 'Hopefully we ll get enough signatures to show that t 's going to pass ” spt* said While several of the bar owners and managers were le-s than optimistic about their chances, the group began mobilizing tor a change Rich urged the business people to circulate voter registration cards to their customers lf it has to go to an election, we want people registered to vote w ho are for it.” she said A popular election changed serving hours in 1984 The city ordinance restricting hours can he rescinded by either a vote bv the city council or another general clee lion Rich said a general election would be much more expensive to the city. I Kune! Y hit* an employee at the Schnaps Haus, saidCouncil makes 'hard decision' on tax rate hike B , DAVID MA V Stat* Writer New Braunfels f Tty ( ouncil made what officials have iring called a bard decision Wednesda n ght and oted unanimous:    *0    >nr rea-e <i<‘. dorem rate-, by 7 > cent- thereby av mg the polite personal (ar pro gram and providing city employees a mall pay raise ( it) Manager Joe Michie* presented council Aith a budge! total mg $7 74‘t million balant ed by deleting $285 'loo in line item' Michie proposed that council udop? a 21 per rent property tax rate increase which add'k cents to the current rate of 28 51 cents per $100 valuation The tax rate increase approved by council which will make an effe* tive tax rate of iii cen*' allowed the main j ed the -ET Page 2ACity finance director suffers heart attack "I think (the public) sees this move like it s all for us. lf the tourists are going to stay here because they can party with us they re going to be spending money with other businesses It's going to be for the good of the cit, Margie Rich Knox Landing one reason the late flours were changed »hr**e . ear ' igr was a tack of cooperation among bar . *n**r- rn com bating the move other' -aid former cit', count-1 members were caught up in the anti drunk driver frenzy at the time and lost sigh! of their responsibility to the business community Aubrey Dunbar, owner of the Schnaps Haus sa I with the construction of Sea World in San Antonio M mea will continue to grow as a rnajoi tourist Us .mon it those tourists can find enterainment But without late d snk mg hours tourists will go elses. * - u enjoy their tions. he said Bar owners and managers said they think the early drinking hours hurt not only their busine"- >. but ais*) business of motels, convenience stores and a other .en tur©' that benefit from tourists dollars Rich agreed saying tourists already are going to Ca nyon Lake or San Antonio for entertainment after New Braunfels businesses close I think the public sees this move like it s all for us If the tourists are going to stay here because they can party with us thev re going to be spending money with other businesses It s going to be tor the good of the city. she said Myself, personally I have a gut feeling we can do it But it’s going to take cohesion We can get things done in numbers where you can t alone Rich 'aid John Bruton, manager of Nephew s pointed out that the public needs an education atxtut club operations He said the public still has misconceptions about bars serv mg intoxicated patrons See HOURS Page 2A New Braunfels City Finance Direc    T j '    ,1 or Jim .letter' suffered a heart ai    the tar. 'ack at his home Tuesday evening    bu! • im * and was reported this morning to he    n*- ai. • in g-Kxi but guarded condition in the art- tv irgital intensive    care    unit    at    san    first t>-ar* \ntonio s Humana Metropolitan F ar >-■ Hospital    learned of The .*> year old Jeffers reported to    his position rainily members experiencing chest    restraints pains tuesday night He a as taken to    Mons prop* the 'an Antonio facility from McKen    budget cull na Memorial Hospital so a new    bv thee Tv technical procedure implanting a    (Tty Mar plastic bubble into the main artery of Tetter' he •ne heart would open the artery and    Wednesda ■ lear my blockage said his son to-    budge* h.% day    prayers ar He had    a    Defer    night    last    night    iv M.ihuArea ’$ finest in track, field to Austin Friday Ten of the finest high athletes in the area will be ai Austin Friday to compete against the top Class 4A athletes in the state in track and field and tea ms Representing New Braunfels rn track and field are five young men and one female tennis player In track at Austin’s Memorial Stadium the Unicorn I boo-meter relay team consisting of Barry Pfannstiel, Leon Sneed Kevin Walker and Jeff Bryan will be competing Walker will also participle rn the JOO-meter intermediate hurdles and the I IU-meter M0i hurdles Bryan will be in the demeter dash Another athlete, Danny Dorman, will compete in the SBO meter dash Running events begin at 7 p ai All events are finals There will be no preliminaries Leigh Ann Forney is the only tennis player from area schools to qualify for state It she wins her matches at 11 a rn and then again at 4 p rn she w ill play in the finals at ll a rn Saturday State tennis competition is at the Bemuck Courts From Canyon, three track and field athletes will carry the Cougar banner in Austin Friday Pole vaulter Scott Hennig is scheduled to perform at approx innately I p m Discus thrower Ken D’Alfonso will compete at 2 pm at Clark Field Scott Balmos will be in the lio meter high hurdles at 8 05 p rn Leslie McCoy is the sole female and Smithson Valley representative in track and field She is scheduled to perform in the high jump at 2 p rn Arson suspected New Braunfels firefighters bring a hose up to the flames of a fire that occurred at an abandoned mechanics shop at Grape Street and Michigan on the city s West End Wednesday night Fire in vestigators are handling the blaze which gutted the structure as a suspected arson. Children playing near the building recalled hearing glass break around the struc lure moments before residents saw smoke and flames erupting from inside Apparently no one saw anyone running from the building According to a nearby resident the owners of the building had moved out only two weeks ago the fire started around ^0 j) rn according to witness accounts (Photo by Leslie Kriewaidt > Stammtisch ;