New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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WEATHER.....................2STAM MTI SCHBest Wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends birthday wishes to James Timmerman n, Ecila Hutson, Matt Pusateri, Cathy Schriewer. Happy Anniversary to Sandra and Donnie Duncan, Marian and Raymond Perez, Jr.Memorial Day service set
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will observe Memorial Day with a flag raising ceremony at the post location, 600 Peace Ave. at 8 a.m.
The public, particularly veterans, are invited to attend the Monday ceremony.
Coffee and donuts will be served following the cermo-ny.City offices to close Monday
The New Braunfels city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
The city's sanitation department will continue their schedules as norma), according to city officials.
For further information, call 608-21440. Callers calf leave messages on a recorder during the weekend.Benefit dance set for Monday
The New Braunfels Police and Parks Departments are sponsoling a summer recreation program kick-off dance and benefit The event will be held Monday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center.Krueger fundraiser set
The Comal County Democrats will be sponsoring a rally and fundraiser for Senator Bob Krueger on Tuesday, June I at Comal Bowl from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
State representatives will be on hand to field questions on state issues.
For more information, contact Corbie at 625-6263 or Gloria at 626-1515.Flyers to meet
The San Marcos Radio Control Association will host a swap meet Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. at the club's flying field located
eeast otl-35 at McCarty e, according to club president Mike Sullivan of New Braunfels.
For more information, contact Jim Johnson at 512-396-4991.
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Law enforcement eyes big weekend
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald Zoltung
Sam Sanchez, “Dusty” because he came from dusty West Texas, and Joe McClure, “Rusty” because he came from the rusty Texas coast, are on the job in Comal County now.
And not a day too soon. According to the Comal County Sheriffs Department, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend will be the biggest of the year on the Guadalupe River.
It’s the first time Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens have been used as full-fledged peace officers. Sanchez and McClure are “water related specialists.”
“We’re primarily south of the lake and north of Gruene for this year,” said Sanchez. “We’ll be able to assist the county with different calls — disturbances, narcotics, traffic violations, kids with alcoholic beverages.”
Herald-Zeitung photo by John Huseth
Sam MDusty,, Sanchez hopes that this will be a safe Memorial Day weekend on the area's rivers.
In addition to handing out tickets, making arrests and assisting other local law enforcement officers, the game wardens will be advising those using the water recreation areas on safety issues.
They’ve received a lot of extra training in water safety, water rescues, canoe training and so on to prepare for the summer. Sanchez spoke of the dangers of the rivers and of reckless acts like
jumping off the cliff at Preiss Heights.
“Friday there was a girl who jumped off the cliff — she ruptured or broke her 13th and 14th vertebrae in her back and so now she’s going to be paralyzed and she’s only about twenty-some odd years old,” Sanchez said.
At the Huaco Springs falls, Sanchez said tubers and rafters sometimes panic when they’re turned upside down and pulled back under by the hydraulics of the falls.
“They get panicky and what they don’t realize is all they have to do is stand up, but sometimes they get so turned around,” he said. “We have also been warned that there are “river pirates” that sit on the rocks and watch for people with goods and they'll pick up whatever is dropped and drift down and pass it off to someone else who will stash it in a vehicle.” He said those using the river
should also be aware of the private property along the river. The game wardens have issued about 56 trespassing citations in the last month he said.
Although they won’t be on the water in boats, Sanchez said the game wardens will have no problem having to go into the water when necessary.
Sanchez emphasized that the game wardens are here to help everyone enjoy the water recreation areas so they can return and want to return.
“What we want to do is insure that the people have a good time when they’re out here — there’s lots of families, lots of other people that want to enjoy it also,” said Sun chez. “The few rowdy ones -hat do show up dampen the whole activity for the other folks. We want to insure that they have a safe time here, have a good time and they’re able to come back next year.”
Citizens say they don’t want road widenedAmbience of area would be destroyed, residents claim
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-Zeitung
At Thursday’s Comal County Commissioners Court, commissioners listened to 30 or more citizens from Bulverde who insisted they do not want Bulverde Road from State Highway 281 to Highway 46 widened.
Dan Baker, a 17-year Bulverde resident, acted as a spokesman for some of those present for the Commissioners Court workshop on the county engineer’s recommendations for Bulverde Road.
He said citizens were concerned that the “ambience” of Bulverde would be destroyed by the proposed improvements.
Acknowledging that the road did need some improvements to soften curves and fix drainage problems at low water crossings, he urged commissioners to “leave the village alone.”
Baker also said that improved signage and road topping may be appropriate, but widening was not necessary.
He asked for a postponement of the decision to approve the county engineer's proposed improvements for the road.
One citizen spoke in favor of widening the road, but the others who spoke on the issue were opposed to any improvements beyond softening some curves and fixing drainage problems.
Many cautioned that straightening the road would make it into a “speedway” and a popular “cutoff” from Highway 46 to 281.
Commissioners Neil Craigmile and J. L. Evans and County Judge Carter Casteel expressed their concerns for how future development in the Bulverde area might affect safety and transportation there.
As a result of the strong opposition, however, the commissioners did vote to postpone their decision in the action portion of Commissioners Court until a committee of Bulverde citizens and county officials could consider a compromise that would satisfy everyone.
It was undetermined when that compromise would come.
Councilmembers say gridlock should come to an end
Herald-Zeitung photo by John Huseth‘Outta Here’
One of the 202 graduates of Smithson Valley High School lets her excitement show on the back of her graduation cap during Thursday night's commencement exercises held at Rangers Stadium. See special graduation section In Sunday's Herald-Zeitung.
By ROSE MARIE EASH Harald-Zaltung
The question of how tight the gridlock on the New Braunfels city council is lingers on for a second week.
Councilmember Paul Fraser said that since no one else was elected to fill James Goodbread’s council seat, Goodbread is a “holdover” councilmember.
“I sincerely, strongly believe he’s legally seated,” said Fraser.
According to Fraser, that is the determination of the city attorney.
Fraser questioned whether those who had walked out of Monday's city council meeting had any confidence in Barry Moore, the city’s attorney.
Chris Bowers and Rudy Seidel also support Fraser and Goodbread’s position that Goodbread is a legally seated councilmember.
“I trust our city attorney,” said Bowers. “We’re a home rule city and we should not be intimidated by the threat of lawsuits. I was very disappointed that some councilmembers who didn’t get their way walked out.
“I hope it will be resolved by the next city council meeting,” he said. “I would certainly hope that
the gridlock won’t continue. I do believe he’s a holdover candidate. I think the state constitution and our city charter are pretty clear on that."
Bowers said that the temporary restraining order only applied to Goodbread’s being sworn in to a new fourth term — not to his serving as a holdover councilmember and he added that he feels the opposition to Good bread is not confined to the council itself.
“I think the opposition is com ing from outside the council,” said Bowers.
Seidel agreed that the problems were being caused by a handful of people.
“I wish that this council would work together,” said Seidel. “I’m not saying that everyone should vote that way — if that happened, six of us might as well stay home But they should make up their own minds and not be a puppet for somebody else ”
Declining to name names, Seidel said he would like to see the entire council get back to work for the city.
“I hope that they all show up and stay," said Seidel. “ We’ve got a lot of things on the agenda to take care of."
Herald-Zeitung photo by Marx LyonBaby 'didos
TWO baby armadillos, found outside of Seguin by New Braunfels Fire Department Battalion Chief Don Zercher last week, ware donated to "Armadillo Jim's" yee-tsrday. The Armadillo, home of "Put on Your Armor" antidrug program, WNI hold grand opening ceremonies and activities beginning at 2 p.m. today. Ribbon cutting ceremonies will bs held at 6 PJR.For advertising, news or subscription information, call 625-9144
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