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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4A — Herald-Zeitung — Thursday, October 12, 2000County LOCAL State .....................   - From the Dispatch ► Rig burglary Police said a trucker from Kansas lost a television, videocassette recorder and citizens’ band radio in a burglary of his rig late Sunday or early Monday. A New Braunfels Police Department official said the truck, parked in the 1200 block of I-35 South, was broken into sometime between 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. by someone who pried open a right side door. The theft is under investigation. Around the State ► DNA clears man AUSTIN (AP) — Carlos Lavernia wiped away tears on Wednesday as a district court judge recommended he be exonerated of a rape conviction he’s been fighting for 16 years. Using DNA evidence, prosecutors and defense lawyers teamed up in a rare cooperative effort to prove that Lavernia, 50, did not rape a woman in 1983. Lavernia has served 16 years of his 99-year prison term. Travis County Judge Mike Lynch’s recommendation now goes to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for a final decision. Attorneys in the case expect Lavernia’s conviction to be set aside within three weeks. Upcoming Meetings NEW BRAUNFELS TREE AND LANDSCAPE BOARD — 6 p.m., today, New Braunfels Municipal Building, conference room A, 424 S. Casten Ave. COMAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT — regular meeting 8:15 a.m. today, Commissioners’ Courtroom, 3rd floor, Comal County Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin Ave. NEW BRAUNFELS TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC ADVISORY BOARD — 7:30 p.m., today, New Braunfels Municipal Building, council chambers, 424 S. Casten Ave. COMAL COUNTY WATERWISE GROWTH STUDY COMMITTEE — regular meeting, 1:30 p.m. Friday, 1st floor, Comal County Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin St. WASSER STRASSE AND TRANSPORTAIN-MENT TOWN MEETING — 6:30 p.m., Friday, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, Rapids Pavilion, Lincoln Street COMAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ COURT — Public hearing to receive comment on proposed amendments to subdivision rules regarding water availability, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, Commissioners’ • Courtroom, 3rd floor, Comal County Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin St. Volunteer fire department receives national honor From Staff Reports CANYON LAKE — Canyon Lake Fire/EMS's fire prevention program and safety record for 1999 won national recognition for reporting no fatalities related to residential fires. Canyon Lake Fire/EMS received a Life Safety Achievement Award for 1999 by the Shawnee Mission, Kansas-based Residential Fire Safety Institute. RFSI is a nationwide public interest group whose mission is to reduce residential fire deaths and injuries. The Life Safety Achievement Award recognizes local fire prevention activities that contribute to reducing lost lives through fire. “Ifs a pretty big honor,” Canyon Lake Fire/EMS chief Shawn Wherry said. “We were fortunate in 1999 that we didn’t have any fatalities, and that’s a great accomplishment for our fire prevention, fire safety program. Ifs an honor for our employees and members who go out and talk about fire prevention education and fire safety It’s nice for them to be able to see the end result of that.” Festivities abound at CL People will have lots of choices for entertainment, shopping and dining at Canyon Lake this weekend. Tonight, the Canyon Lake Women in Business kicks of the weekend with the eighth annual Trade Show at Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative Auditorium. Doors open at 5 p.m., and admission is free. This is a prime opportunity to learn about the goods and services provided by the IOO plus members of CLWIB. In addition to providing information about their business, exhibitors will pass out samples and other good things for attendees to take home. Raffle ticket sales benefit the CLWIB scholarship fund and the prizes, donated by local businesses, are usually plentiful. On Friday night there's more raffling plus good dancing, this one to benefit Danielle Heaton. The Mountain Valley student is undergoing kidney dialysis iii Austin and proceeds will help with the family's medical expenses. Dancing begins at 8 p.m., Fischer Dance Hall, lasting until midnight, with music provided by Crossrpads. Food will be available from 5 to 8 p.m. Raffle ticket prizes include a TV, a George Strait autographed jacket, items donated by the World Wrestling Federation, plus more. Tickets are $5 and you need not be present to win. For tickets and information, call (830) 964-2145. Come Saturday and Sunday don't worry about cooking dinner. Come out and play while supporting some great organizations. Let's start with lunch on Saturday. Here's the menu. Cold boiled shrimp with red sauce, new potatoes and com on the cob. For your dining and listening pleasure, the Austin Banjo Club provides music. All this happens at the Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club Shrimpfest and Crafts Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Pack your seafood bib and head* on over to Dam Red Bam & RV Dana Jones Park, South Access Road, just below the dam. Tickets are $8 in advance, available from Lions Club members or $9 at the door. Call (830) 964-2223 for information. Proceeds go for charitable causes. After lunch, walk off an entire-ly-too-full stomach by shopping the arts and crafts fair on the grounds. A silent auction also will be featured. Parking and admission to the fair are free. Saturday night dinner goes Italian. The Knights of Columbus Annual Spaghetti Dinner lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. at St Thomas the Apostle. Catholic Church. The church is across from The Dam Red Bam on St. Thomas Drive. Adult tickets are $5, children 12 and younger are admitted for $2.50 each. For information call (830) 899-4119. There are more entertainment and food opportunities on Saturday night and Sunday at the Germania Farmer Verein 125th Octoberfest in Anhalt. From 9 p.m. to I a.m. Saturday, the historic dance hall will swing to the music of Geronimo Trevino. The dance hall is off Texas 46 between New Braunfels and Boerne, 4.5 miles west of US 281 on Anhalt Road. Come back to the hall for Sunday dinner beginning at noon. Help yourself to beef pot roast, German potato salad, and sauerkraut - while it lasts! Battle of the Bands also kicks off at noon featuring German polka and waltz music by The Orchestra and The Seven Dutchmen. *> The Germania Farmer Verein is a non-profit organization benefiting the preservation of German WELLS FARGO The Next Stage® Wells Fargo is pleased to announce that Bob Smith Has joined the New Braunfels team as Business Banking Manager. Recently with Wells Fargo in San Antonio, Bob has been a resident and active community member in New Braunfels for over 20 years. Please call him at 608-2465 or drop by 1000 N. Walnut to see how he can put the Wells team to work for your business. heritage and supporting local agriculture. For information contact Sonny Syamken, 625-2117, Bill Wetz, 609-6246, or Darrell Moeller, (830) 964-2292. If all this has left the young ones, or you, wanting to do nothing more than curl up with a good book, leave it to Mountain Valley Elementary School Library to take care of things. The library is hosting a book fair the week of Oct. 16-20, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Tuesday the library will stay open until 6:30 p.m. The fair will end at noon on Oct. 20. Take time this week to do one more thing. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The South Texas Mobile Mammography truck will be at North Star Mall in San Antonio on Saturday and at Central Park Mall Oct. 23 and 24. A mammogram costs $70 and most insurance carriers are accepted. Make an appointment by calling (210) 616-3004. Early detection is the key. (Dana Jones is a Herald-Zeitung correspondent for the Canyon Lake area.) Are you suffering from FALL ALLERGIES? Volunteers ages 15 and older are needed for a research study involving an investigational medication. Qualified patients will be compensated up to $160. lf you are interested, Cali: (830)609-0900 Central Texas Health Research J] Ak “A Sign To Senior Living” a Full Service Independent Living Community Choices: 1 BR/1 BA 2 BR/1 BA and 2 BR/2 BA Starting at *425 (512) 396-2333 Voice • (5121 396-9923 TDD X    [email protected]    I    !=T >3^* 1615 Redwood Road, San Marcos, Texas 78666 • Washer/Dryer Hookups • Laundry Room • Maid Service • Trash & Rent Pickup • Courtesy Nurse & Counselors • Travel Agent & Trips • Social Activities • Transportation for Shopping • Hair Dresser & Barber • Pool/ Sauna/Aerobics EQUAL HOUSING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON AMENDMENT OF IMPACT FEES A public hearing of the City of New Braunfels, Texas will be held on Monday, November 13, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 424 S. Casten Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas to consider amendment of land use assumptions and a capital improvements plan and the imposition of water and wastewater impact fees. The maximum allowable impact fees are projected to be $935.92 (water) and $1,545.23 (wastewater). The fees shown are base fees for a typical residential customer with a 5/8”x3/4” water meter; higher fees will be charged for larger utility service demands. The potential water and wastewater service area of the New Braunfels Utilities shown in the map below is the area on which the fee(s) will be levied for new or expanded water and /or wastewater extensions or connections. Fees will be charged to new or expanded water and wastewater service within the corporate limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction of New Braunfels, Texas and to other new customers served by contract with New Braunfels Utilities. These fees will not apply to existing NBU customers who do not request an expansion of service through larger meters, extended or larger diameter lines, etc.. Copies of the capital improvements plans and potential impact fee schedules are available at the offices of New Braunfels Utilities, 263 Main Plaza, New Braunfels, Texas. Any member of the public has the right to appear at the hearing and present evidence for or against the update. ;