New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
- Herald Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas Sunday, May 19, 1991 Page /A
Home rule adopted
FREDRICKS BURG — Although Fredericksburg voters approved a home rule form of government by a 2-1 margin May 4, the charter won’t go into effect until August. Hie City Council needs two more members before the charter will be legal. The special election for additional councilmen is August IO.
Hays County spilt?
SAN MARCOS — Hay County and the city of San Mar c ts could hav a new senator because of a redistrict ing plan approved by the Texas Senate Wednesday
Under Senate Bill 31, Hays County will be split in half with almost 20,OOO people in the northeastern part. This section includes Kyle, Buda and Drip ping Springs and remains in Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos’ 14th district.
The southwestern section that includes San Marcos, Wimberley and Woodcreek will be relocated to Sen. Ken Armbrister’s 18th district. Its population is almost 46,000 people.
San Marcos Mayor Kathy Morris said the new plan puts San Marcos in an area with different interests than its own. She called the idea “disastrous” for a county the size of Hays.
The bill still needs the approval of the House of Rcprescnativcs and the governor’s office.
Looting tops $8,000
SAN MARCOS — For the second lime in a week, San Marcos Police have filed charges against an organ i/.ed crime outfit.
Three of the looters claim to bt' from Guatemala while die other two claim to be San Antonio residents All five were taken into custody before 7 p.m. Thursday at the San Marcos Pac tory Shops $8,(XX) worth of goods
By JOE G. TAYLOR Comal County Agent
Water conservation in Comal County is a very important issue. Weare reminded daily about the Edwards Aquifer and its limited supply of ground water. It is important that home owners use water efficiently and wisely each day for personal use* as well as in our lawns and Landscapes.
Dr. Doug Welsh, extension horti culturist from Texas AAM Univeisi ty, will be in Comal County to discuss xeriscaping on 2 p.m. Ihursday at the Comal County Extension Office.
Police said some of the loot found inside the group’s van probably came from the New Braunfels Mill Store " Plaza.
“We nave a number of victims,” said Ll. Johnny James. “We haven’t determined how much came from what store. I t. James added that the investigation is still in die early stages.
Parlier last week, three Central Texans were charged with organized crime for allegedly stealing cartons J’ cigarettes.
BISD does recount
BOERNE — The Boerne Independent School District election was held May 4. Last week one of the trustee candidates, Fred Niccum, asked for a recount.
The recount did not change the result of the election. Corky Corco ran, Mellie Bergman and Pam Plunk ett were still elected trustees.
Corcoran and Plunked, incumbents, and Bergman will be sworn in for their three year terms Monday night.
Blanco's new mayor
Bl ANCO — Blanco’s new mayor, Ryan Trimble, already has definite opinions on the city’s welfare.
Trimble is opposing a request by a San Antonio resident to divert water from Blanco River. James Leininger wains to divert IOO acre feet of water upriver annually for irrigation purposes.
“We be giving up loo much so a man can grow vegetables up on his arid land,” said Mayor Ryan Trimble. lie also said allowing die diversion from Blanco River would create foul-snielling water and poor swimming conditions
Dr Welsh will discuss water efficient landscapes, soil preparation, utilizing decks, patios and mulches, drought hardy plants and grasses, using efficient watering methods, and proper maintenance of youi landscape
All of ilk sc xeriscaping ideas can be used in your landscaping plans and a water ■efficient landscape deve loped today will certainly aid to save water for tomorrow. Make plans to attend the Xeriscaping Workshop at 2 p.m. Ihuisday at the Loma! County Extension Office, 132 South Water Lane in New Braunfels
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are from the San Antonio metropolitan area and include some of that city’s largest corporate businesses. Another IO percent of our reservations come from the south central Texas area. Approximately 52 percent of our group reservations are from New Braunfels’ families or busines ses. The visitors to New Braunfels tend to dominate weekend and hob day usage, while the New Braunfels* user tends to dominate weekdays for group picnicking.
Landa Park offers other recreation a1 facilities that attract visitors to it. The miniature train has approximately
80.000 riders annually. The 1,500,000 gallon spring-fed pool has over
50.000 users during the summer sea son. The 18-hole golf course has over
80.000 rounds of golf played annually. Over 40,000 patrons play minia ture golf or ride the paddleboats dur ing the summer season.
Down river from Landa Park are two adjacent city parks that provide public access to the spring-fed Comal River — Prince Solms Park and Hill man Island Park. Prince Solms Park and its “tube chute’’ have more thai*
50.000 paid admissions during its five-month operating season. Hinman Island Park, which does not have an entrance fee for the Comal Rivet access, handles many thousands more.
All these facilities and participants add up to income for the city of New Bi aludels. Including all fees from all park facilities, the city can recover
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more than 60 percent of its annual park operating budget through usage fees (the typical department of our size recovers 15-18 percent). That means the remaining 40 percent of the parks’ operating budget can be funded through a combination of ad valorem and sales taxes. Other city departments benefit budgetary by the
Parks Department depending on its own generated revenue.
The most obvious benefit to the New Braunfels resident from tourism is the outside dollars brought into the community. For example, only one oond issue has ever been passed for park facilities in the 145 years that New Braunfels has existed as an
incorporated community. In 1968, approximately $100,000 was approved for a swimming pool. However, driving through the various parks, there are more than $100,000 worth of improvements visible to the casual observer.
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VOTERS OF DISTRICT 4 IS THERE A CLEAR CHOICE
HAS THE CANDIDATE MET MR. BILL COLBERT OF THE TEXAS WATER COMMISSION?
HAS THI CANDIDATE WORKED WITH SENIOR TWC STAFF IN DEVELOPING NEW TOXIC WASTE RULES FOR TEXAS AND NEW BRAUNFELS?
HAS THE CANDIDATE WORKED WITH THE TEXAS AIR CONTROL BOARD STAFF IO DEVELOP NEW RULES FOR CEMENT KILNS BURNING TOXIC WASTE1
HAS THE CANDIDATE TESTIFIED BEFORE IHE TEXAS SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENT ATI VES IO OPPOSE TOXIC WASTE BURNING IN TEXAS?
DOFS THE CANDIDATE HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE WATER MANAGEMENT PIAN FOR N.B AND THE HILL COUNTRY?
CAN THE CANDIDATE WORK DURING BUSINESS HOURS ON A DAILY BASIS LOR THE PEOPLE OE DISTRICT 4?
S A F E SAYS THERE IS ONLY ONE CHOICE THAT ADDS UP-PAUL FRASER!
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