New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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Above: New Braunfels Christian Academy had its first homecoming football pep rally Friday afternoon. Three of the seniors are celebrating their first and last high school homecoming game. Right: Not everyone was as comfortable with all the noise at the New Braunfels Christian Academy homecoming pep-rally.
Meagan Cattlin and several other students were a little confused with the school's first big football excitement.
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►DFW Marketing incorrectly listed
In an article in the Friday, Oct. 13, edition of the Herald-Zeitung, information provided by the New Braunfels Police Department incorrectly listed a Dallas area business as one of several businesses being investigated by the Texas Attorney General Office’s fraud division.
The Herald-Zeitung contacted the attorney general’s office on Friday afternoon and confirmed that DFW Marketing was not and is not the subject of any action or investigation by the attorney general’s office.
Mark Brandon, president of DFW Marketing, said his company has been involved in several successful projects for Comal County organizations, including Crimestoppers.
The Herald-Zeitung apologizes for any misunderstanding the article might have caused.
New Braunfels police are investigating an incident in which a disgruntled customer reportedly struck a store clerk.
A 23-year-old Seguin woman reported Thursday she was helping a customer in a retail store in the 600 block of Business 35 when another customer approached her.
The second customer, described to police as an elderly man, asked for help.
The clerk said she told him she’d be right with him as soon as she finished with the customer she had.
She said the man told her to “never mind” and hit her in the back with an open hand, causing pain and a minor injury. He then left the store.
Striking a person in that manner is a class A misdemeanor assault punishable by a fine of up to $4,000 or a sentence of up to one year in county jail or both, the detective said.
Anyone who saw the incident or knows anything about it is asked to call Det. Sean Gabbard at 608-2185.
Someone who broke into a business late Wednesday or early Thursday escaped with equipment worth $2,250, police report.
A New Braunfels Police Department spokesman said the owner of a commercial enterprise in the 1900 block of IH 35 North reported the burglary at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Someone apparently got into the building overnight and took the equipment, police report.
The owner of the business reported he knew he locked the door when he left the evening before and gave police a name of a suspect.
Detectives of the New Braunfels Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are pursuing the case.
Historic Gruene’s first Texas wine tasting event will take place at The Grapevine, a retail wine venue with more Texas wines available for daily tasting. The Grapevine is at 1612 Hunter Road in Gruene.
The event, benefiting Hospice of New Braunfels, will take place from noon to 6 p.m. today. Admission is $15 per person and includes a souvenir wineglass, a choice of five wine samples and complimentary palate cleansers.
Attendees must be 21 years .of age or older to participate in the tasting, but visitors of all ages are
Transportation board delays Landa crosswalk
By Jo Lee Ferguson Staff Writer
Laurel Plaza Apartments residents left New Braunfels city hall Thursday with no immediate answer to their problems crossing Landa Street to get to Albertson’s.
The residents asked the transportation and advisory board Thursday to recommend a crosswalk across Landa Street at Laurel Lane. The board took no action on the issue.
Instead the board asked Assistant to the City Manager Don Ferguson to bring possible crossing alternatives to the board’s November meeting.
Meanwhile, a solution to the residents’ sidewalk problems is under development, Ferguson said.
Laurel Plaza is low-income housing facility for the elderly and disabled that is operated by the city’s housing authority. Albertson’s opened across the street from Laurel Plaza in 1998, much to the excitement of the many Laurel Plaza residents who do not have cars.
But crossing Landa Street to get to Albertson’s is a challenge for the residents, some who must brave the speeding traffic in wheelchairs or with walkers.
The housing authority took this problem to the city’s infrastructure and improvement corporation, which oversees a portion of the city’s sales tax revenues.
The housing authority asked for money to build a sidewalk to Landa Street, a crosswalk and a handicapped ramp to the sidewalk on the other side of Landa Street.
The corporation’s board of directors referred the crosswalk issue to the transportation advisory board on the advice of City Engineer C.A. Bolner, who said a crosswalk at Laurel Lane would be unsafe.
Landa Place resident Marci Morton said, “I am ambulatory, but I have had to run across."
Ferguson reiterated that city staff’s recommendation was that a crosswalk at Laurel Lane and Landa Street was unsafe.
“It’s for their safety,” he said. “You don’t really put a crosswalk at an uncontrolled intersection ”
It provides a false sense of security, he said.
“These folks are valued residents in the community. We don’t want to see them hurt,” Ferguson said.
He said the engineering department was exploring possible solutions.
“(Bolner) is looking at the sidewalks in that area to see what, if anything, can be done to improve pedestrian access,” Ferguson said.
A crosswalk and pedestrian lights are already in place at Walnut and Landa, and residents can use a handicapped accessible sidewalk to get to the intersection.
But another problem arises once the residents cross to the Albertson’s side of the road.
A drainage culvert keeps residents from passing straight down Walnut next to McBee’s B-B-Q to Albertson’s.
A partial sidewalk parallels Landa Street in front of Albertson’s. However, it does not cross the entire grassy area between the Albertson’s entrance and McBee’s parking lot.
Ferguson said that one option was to finish that sidewalk across the grassy area and possibly across McBee’s parking lot.
Then residents could walk down the Walnut Avenue sidewalk to the Landa intersection, cross to the other side of Landa; turn left and walk on the sidewalk to the Albertson’s driveway between McBee’s and Marina’s.
However, some of the residents worried that would be too long of a trip for some of their neighbors who are less mobile.
“They are putting a lot of miles on their feet and their motorized wheelchairs,” Morton said. “What we need is a straight shot across Landa with a ramp.”
Transportation Board Member Ron Roberts expressed similar concerns as Ferguson.
He and the other board members were sympathetic to the problem, however.
“I guess I’m also concerned that there is probably a certain urgency here that needs to be addressed,” Roberts said.
Parent/teacher conference set in CISD
Parents in the Comal Independent School District are reminded that * Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday have been designated as Parent/Teacher Conference Days in the district.
Teachers will be available to meet with parents right after an early release at 1:30 p.m. (elementary) or 2 p.m. (secondary) all three days.
The typical 15-minute conferences usually are scheduled directly between the teacher and parents.
It is during this time that parents and teachers will have the opportunity to talk about a child’s successes and challenges. Parents should come prepared with questions or concerns regarding their children’s progress.
For information, call your child’s school.
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Air bags save the day
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No one was injured in grinding crash on Texas 46 about 6 p.m. on Friday. A 2000 BMW collided with a pickup. Firefighters and police officers shook their heads. ‘Thank God for air bags,” a New Braunfels firefighter said. Occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts, and air bags in both deployed.