New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 27, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Top 10 Scores
(1) Nebraska 28, Oklahoma 21 (7) Georgia 27, Ga. Tech 24
Longhorn rally -Sports, buries Aggies P*ge6A
Texas 83, Mo. South. 81 (OT) A&M 80, TLC 71 TCU 75, UTA 61 Houston 91, Kansas 78
SMU 95, St. Edward's 88Late- hours ordinance faces second test Monday
ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer
City Council will take its second vote on the late-hours drinking ordinance Monday night, when it meets in City Hall at 7:30 p.m. If the vote is “aye,” a group of local bar owners are considering filing a petition to force the issue to a public vote.
Two weeks ago, the council voted 6-1 in favor of the ordinance, which was written to rescind the 1979 law which made it possible to obtain a 2 a.m. liquor license in this city. If the new ordinance passes, all licensed bars will have to close at midnight every night but Saturday, when they will be permitted to stay open until I a.m. Sunday.
The earlier closing hour is favored by Mothers Against
Drunk Drivers, and opposed by many of the bar owners now holding 2 a.m. permits. The latter group reported last week that it already has enough signatures to force a public referendum on the ordinance.
City Council will also be considering a request from New Braunfels Aero Service, which wants to sublease all its city airport holdings to another company, Engine Components Inc. of San Antonio.
The Municipal Airport Advisory Board met Nov. 21, and unanimously recommended that the sublease be approved. ECI executives asked that it be placed on this week’s council agenda, so that they can take over operation of the airport on Dec. I if all goes well.
New Braunfels Aero now operates the airport under contract with the city, and all subleases have to be approved by the council.
Monday’s agenda also includes opening bids for some 14 city vehicles and two service contracts to be purchased this year; a discussion about the cooperative garage and maintenance center being considered by city, county and school governments; and a public hearing on a proposed rezoning at Loop 337 and Hanz Drive.
The 1.46 acres in question are now zoned C-l (local business) and R-2 (two-family residential). A local veterinarian wants to put a clinic there, which would require C-3 (commercial) zoning. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the change be approved, but only for this specific purpose; that the land should revert back to its present zoning if the clinic is never built.
After the hearing, council will vote on that rezoning. Two
other rezoning ordinances will be read for the second time, and another for the third and last time.
Strip annexations on Krueger Lane and FM 1863 will be read and voted on for the second time. So far, no one has made any public objection to either annexation.
Two items that were supposed to come before the Parks Advisory Board last week, but didn’t due to lack of a quorum, are now on the council agenda. They include First Baptist Church’s request to use the Main Plaza for its Christmas cantata on Dec. 19; and a Live Oak Scout troop’s wish to stay overnight at Camp Comal.
The council will also consider City Manager E.N. Delashmutt’s request for an insurance and risk management consultant; and Becker Motor Company’s application for a wrecked-vehicle storage license.
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TV crew killed in fiery crash
MIDLAND i AP) — A private plane dived into the ground and burst into flames as it approached an airport, killing eight people, including six television station employees who had been covering high school football playoffs.
The twin-engine Beechcraft IOO turboprop was en route from Fort Worth about 1:50 a m. when it "fell nose first for no apparent reason, crashed and burned on impact," said Texas Department of Public Safety dispatcher Jerry Warren.
The plane crashed on the Scharbauer Ranch adjacent to a runway of the Midland-Odessa Regional Air Terminal
All eight people aboard were killed instantly, said Peace Justice Bob Pine. Warren said four of the victims were burned beyond recognition.
The plane was returning a KOSA-TV camera crew, which included the Odessa station's assistant news director, sports director and chief engineer.
"We lost some key people, but fortunately we have enough staff left to put the news on," said KOSA-TV anchor Brent Boynton.
"It’s a strange mixture of We’ve got a job to do’ and the loss that any family feels," said news director John McCall.
The plane burned for about four hours before firefighters could extinguish the blaze. A charred and twisted heap of metal was all that remained.
"From where I was standing, all I could see that that looked like a plane was one wing jutting out of the wreckage," said Bob Brundage, a sportswriter for the Midland Reporter-Telegram who was among the first on the scene.
Bill Giles, manager of Texas Western Aviation Inc., which chartered the flight for the CBS-TV affiliate, said the television crew was flown Friday to tape highlights of playoff games won by two local teams.
The crew had flown to Wichita Falls to cover the Odessa Permian-Wichita Falls Rider match and then to Fort Worth for the Midland l^e-Trimble Tech game, Giles said.
They were identified as assistant news director Gary Hopper, 32, of Midland; sports director Jeff Shull, 25, Odessa; chief engineer Bobby Stephens, 47, Odessa; assistant chief engineer Edward Monette, 26, Odessa; production assistants Bruce Dyer, 26, Midland, and Brent Roach, 24. Odessa; pilot Keith
See CRASH. Page I4A
Van Horn services Monday
Unicorn fullback Rick Purdy goes over the top against the Brownsville Pace Vikings Friday night in Kingsville Purdy gained 160 yards, including several on swan
dives like these, as the Unicorns won 10 7 to move into the regional finals Friday in San Marcos. The opponent? Fredericksburg
Col. Robert Van Horn, who gave other New Braunfels residents many reasons to be thankful, died Thanksgiving Day at the age of 63.
His interests were geared toward youth. Van Horn served as a director of the Comal County Fair Association and the Junior Livestock Association. He was also a member of the New Braunfels Aquatic Club
His motives were unselfish. As chairman of an 11-meinber advisory committee, Van Horn helped Comal ISD ride out a wave of turmoil last sununer. He guided the committee with precise organization, recommending ways to minimize major communication and morale problems within CISD.
His sense of humor was refreshing At the first
committee meeting, Van Horn introduced himself this way: "I have the distinction of living across the street from the famous Gruene Road dump."
Van Horn, who made New Braunfels his home 12 years ago. died at 9 48 a m. Thursday at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at ll a m Monday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Patrick Flanagan officiating Burial will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
Born on Feb. 21.1920 rn Montana, he was the son of Frank and Maibelle Atkinson Van Horn He married the former Mary Ann Henderson on Jan. 3, 1959 in
See VAN HORN, Page 14ATraffle plan
Bob Henry has proposal for city woes
laical resort owner Bob Henry thinks he has the solution to a problem the City Council has been struggling with for years.
A study of City Hall records has convinced him that sununer traffic and parking problems on Liberty Avenue are "caused by the city, and should be solved by the city," Henry told the HeraldZeitung last week "And the city should make a lot of money in the process ”
His federal lawsuit against the city, sparked by Council’s move to put "no parking" signs in front of his Schiitterbahn, is reportedly still on hold in San Antonio Henry said that attorneys on both sides had talked, and "aren’t that far” from reaching an agreement.
Meanwhile, his private staff has been working on
the traffic proposal — which was presented, typed and bound, with color graphs, to council members and other city officials two weeks ago. Henry thinks his idea would substantially relieve the congestion on Liberty Avenue, which is why City Council wanted to put the "no parking" signs there in the first place.
He has also addressed the issues of parking and crowd control in the city’s Prince Solms and Hillman Island parks. The way he sees it, they 're all part of the same big problem.
He’s for re-opening (tinman Island Drive, allowing parking in areas that are now closed to auto traffic in summer, and charging cars to come rn.
See HENRY, Page UA
132 die in jumbo jet crash
MADRID, Spain (AP) - A Boeing 747 jetliner of Colombia’s Avianca Airlines crashed and exploded in flames early Sunday as it approached the Madrid airport and officials said they feared at least 182 people were killed.
The airport officials said the jumbo jet was carrying 169 passengers and 20 crew members and it was believed there were only seven survivors. Police reported one survivor died of burns en route to the hospital.
Airport sources said many of the victims were French nationals who had boarded the plane in
Paris. The flight originated rn Frankfurt, West Germany, and had been scheduled to continue on from Madrid to Caracas, Venezuela, and then Bogota, the Colombian capital.
The plane crashed near the village of Mejorada del Campo, only five miles east of Madrid’s Barajas airport and 12 miles east of the Spanish capital. Firefighting equipment and ambulances rushed to the scene from Barajas.
Officials said the bodies of the victims, including
See MADRID, Page UAToday's Weather
This morning will be cloudy and cold, with a low in the mid-40s lake wind advisories will be in effect throughout the day, with winds coming from the northwest at 15-20 miles per hour and gusty There is a 30 percent chance of light rain. Clouds will decrease, making for a clear, cold night. Monday will be partly cloudy and cool, with a high in the mid-50s. Sunrise today will be at 7:Q5 am.It's a Mirage
At press time Saturday night, the SMU Mustangs were having much more fun than the Houston Cougars in the Mirage Bowl in Tokyo. SMU was leading 34*6 after three quarters and appeared en route to a 7-1 conference record and a second-place finish behind Texas. The Mustangs took advantage of a familiar Houston shortconung -fumbles-to fashion the comfortable lead. The game marked the first time the Mirage Bowl had featured two Southwest Conference teams.
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Utilities trustees eye
wastewater contract, shared 'garage' proposal
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
New Braunfels Utilities trustees probably won’t see the Christmas lighting ceremony downtown Tuesday night They’ll be talking about their own electricity.
Three main topics dot the agenda for the 4:30 p.m. meeting at the Utilities board room First on the list is whether to commit up to $1,500 for a feasibility study on a joint vehicle maintenance program with the city, Comal ISD and New Braunfels ISD.
Representatives from each entity met Nov. 17 to mull over the general concept. They left with instructions to talk among themselves and decide if they wanted to financially proceed with a feasibility study that would get down to specifics.
lf the word is "Go,” trustees will also appoint one NBU staff person and one trustee to represent NBU on a preliminary study committee with Architect Gene Rutherford.
Trustees could also approve a construction contract for the Kuehler Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion, contingent upon the contract’s subsequent approval by the Texas Department of Water Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency.
NBU received 15 bids on the $4 million project on Oct. 27, but EPA and TDWR have a 90-day bid review
Trustees will also consider an agreement with West Point Pepperell for a physical inspection of its hydroelectric facility. Its two generators are pre-1935 construction, similar to NBU’s operating (.anda Park facility.
The Utilities board approved a pre-feasibility study on renovating Westpoint’s generators last summer. At that time, NBU Manager Bob Sohn speculated a possible savings of $10,000 a month, if the project proved feasible.
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