New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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The following upcoming road proiects and closures have been announced:
■ North Wainut Avenue at Katy Street Traffic Will be detoured from 8 a m Sept 10 to 6 p m The detour will use West Bridge Street, North Hickory Avenue and Etkei Street
■ Texas Hvty 46 from Independence Drive to Northwoods Drive, including Farm-to-Market 1863 and A^yssa Way Both lanes wiil be affected from 9 am toSpm Sept 6-9
The following Canyon Lake boat ramp closures have been announced
■ Canyon Lake Forest, Ramp 5
■ Canyon Lake Hills West, Ramp 7
■ Canyon Lake Shores Ramp 22
■ Mystic SíTQres, Ramp 23
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Upcoming public meetings include:
■ Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, 6 p.m today, Landa Haus
■ New Braunfels City Council Planning Commission fomt meeting, 5 p.m today, New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.
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Bird causes power outage
By WIN Wright
The Herald-Zeifynq f k'< frit service vv.is interrupted to wv-iT.il huhfiri'cl New Hraiintels Utilities Gusti )niers Monclfiy morhini’ due to hlovvn power tr.instormi’r.
NiBU ottic i.ils saifj th(> outage o< c urrwl around 8: U) a.m., vvhen a vu ture lander! at the Sht-rift's f’osse substation Kesi-
den( es and i)usinesses along FM 482,
the Magnolia Springs subdivision lost powc'r for
Engel Ro,id, Solms Road and the )lia
about two hours.
A (rew trom the New Braunfels Fire Department K.id to dou^ th(' bird, which had blown the transformer and caused a small grass fire», whit h firemen also extinguished.
"Once they put out the buzzard and the fire, our crews were able to go in anrl repair the damage^" NBU communications director Gretchen Revvuer said. "Ever)' one was back in power in abf)ut two hours."
Revvuer didn't have an exact count of customers that were affetted by the outage.
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Smoke on the water
Fire burns 30 acres of park near Canyon Lake
By Will Wright
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\ >mall ar(M oI .) p.irk at ( iUi\on Like vv.i'' cvcK ii<)t('d Suii(ici\ ,itt(‘rno()ii du<‘ to a l)rLish tirt' that ( onsurnefl .il xiuf 50 .)( res or l.)nd.
,-\h(»Lit ìirctit^htcrs Irom lour dittcrf‘!Tt agcnc it*s rcs|)ond-('(I to the hla/e, uIik h u.i'- iirst tailed in .iround 1 ill ji.in. in ( an\on IVirk on th(> northeast si(k> ot ( .iinvon 1 ,ikc.
( omal ( ount\ I ir(‘ Mirshal Wasne fiiington s.iid (i(‘spiU’ wirids that reax bed up to U) mph, the l)laze \v,is brought unfk*r toiitrol around (> p.m.
\o in)uri(>s were reportc'fl.
"The tire dcp.irtments did a good |ol) ot sliowing u() in a hiirrv and putting it out liC'fore it got t(K) out ot ( ontrol," Ellington s.nd. "Tliere v\ere no ifijuries, no stfudures lost, and tio vehu ies lost.
"VVe ('vacuated the entire pttrk tor the satf'tv of the public
One boat ramp — the No. 18 ramp on the t'ast etTci of the )ark \\ as t iosed. Tfie marina )oat r,im|) rem.iined open late Sunfla\ and ^V)nday,
The U.S. Armv ( orps of Engi-n(‘ers, which opérateos the park, report('d all |)ark fax ilities are
closi'd indt'tinilelv, inclufiing Canvon Beath, C^vnvon Park and the MadroneTrail.
The Cor[)s said park access will not Ix* alliAvt'd until further notice, and trespassers will imniediately l)easktxf to leave. Campers may utilize North Park and f^)tters Creek Park, and (lav visitors are welcome at Overl(K)k Rirk and Comal Park.
( anyon Lake's water level stood at 901 .41 teet above mean scm level on Monday. Ten of the 2 i boat ramps main-tain(‘d by th(‘ (iirps and Comal County have closed, and another tour might soon c lose du(‘ to low Wiiter levels.
Yacht Club hosts annual river cleanup
By Will Wright
1 cibor Dav u.is time tor ni(‘iiib(‘rs ut the \ev\ Hr.iun-tcls \.K hi ( kib to put in ,i little bit ot ial)or, ,js members trifk-lerl in during th(' da\ to per-torm cleatuip along the banks ot tlie (orniil Kiver,
Kns Hols tad .ind M('gan Hughes among ot the tirst to .irrive at (orner lub(‘s around 10 a.m. Potato-sac k si/ed nTesh l)ags in hand, they s< urried tlirough the gates ot I Vine e Solms Park to pit k up wh.itever thev tould tind.
It's going to go truni 10 until 5, so there* will l)e people showing up throughout the fla\," Holst.id said "It's thi' wav
It i)lwa\s h.is been — wc* do this e\(‘r\ ye.ir, regardk'ss ot <inv [Kilitics or .mvthing else thdt's going on."
The .NB Ya( ht ( lub makes no bones about fh(“ir prefer-enc e to s(*C' thc“ dis[)osabl(* con-t,liner b.in issue brought before voters. However, Bolstad said MoncKiv's effort by th(> club isn't about that.
"VV(*'re just h(>re to ( lean the park and show we ( <ir(‘," ht‘ s.tid. "VVe'vc* got plent\' ot bags, and wc'r(‘ ex()(‘cting 20-2S p(‘opl(' to (ome .iround to help today." It wasn’t wTnit was in the river, but what liii(*d the grassv ar(‘as along the park walkwas. There were mor(> than a tew (iisc .trded shoes and
sandals, f)otato chip bags, eviMi a f(‘w aluminum cans and plastic bottk's.
What was missing earlv Monday wc're the )eople.
P.irk rangers Brae Bisnop and Karina Bermea, who were patrolling the area on bicycles, said they expected bigger crowds throughout the wetvk-end, but the\ never materialized.
"It's sort of been a lazy and mc'llow wtvkt^nd," Bisho[) said.
Alter filling his first bag, Bolstad notict'd some fish schooling just below the (Oncrc'te batTk
"'There's some fish here, that mcMns it's a great environment for them," he said w ith a laugh.
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New Braunfels Police Department reported the following incidents
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Monday and 6:59 a.m. last Tuesday; ♦ 1:52 p.m., mate arrested for traffic offenses at the 1200 block of 1-35 S
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Investigating Officer D. Dohrn
♦ 2:06 p m., serve warrant at the 1400 block of S. Seguin Ave Investigating Officer L. Hildebrand,
♦ Midnight, assault by contact between juvenile females during fight after school at the 200 block of Anhalt Or Investigating Officer G. Whitaker
♦ 8:26 p.m., miscellaneous information report at the 1500 block of Lahn Rd Investigating Officer G.
♦ 8:41 p.m., person causing a disturbance at a hotel arrested for public intoxication at the 300 block of 1-35 S Investigating Officer C. Diaz
♦ Midnight, theft between $50 and $500 at the 2400 block of Katy St Investigating Officer K Williams
♦ Aug. 30,12:35 a.m., subject was arrested for public intoxication at the 100 block of Landa St.
Underpass tops counci agenda today
New Braunfels CiW ( oun-crl is sch(‘duk‘d to me(»f at 5 p.m. tonight to consirler approving the $‘). i million widening of the Seguin Avenue under[)ass.
If the widening is apf)rovixi, the Texas Defi.irt-ment of Trans[)ortaticm would replace the two-lane structure l)uilt in with a new four-lane railroad underpass better able to handle the city's ever-increasing traffic (ount.
Tuc‘sday's mc'etmg will be a combined meeting with the c iK's Planning Commission, and will b(' at New Braunfels ( ivic ( onvention ( enter, 575 S. ( astc41 Ave.
During the joint council/planning commission workshof), a preliminary rc'gional transportation plan assoc iatf'd with the initiative to form a Metropolitan Planning Organization for New Braunfels and Sc‘guin will be disc ussc'd.
Council also will consider appointments to the* new Ad Hoc River ( ommittc'C*, which would l(H)k into ways to improve' the tuliing ex[)e-nence — for both tourists and residents in New Braunfels.
Weekend keeps firefighters busy
By Will Wright
New Brauntels firemen were ki'|)t bus\ on Sunday, battling several fires and responding to calls in addition to hghting a U)-acre blaze in Canyon Lake.
New Braunfels fire [)e[)artment Assistant Chief Derek Wrenn said other incidents reporti'd Sunday includcnl:
• A burned vehic k* in the hOO [)lock of Kowald Lane. At 6:.52 a.m. tiremen discovered the remains of a torched passengc'r vehic le. There were no flames or smoke when firemen arrived. The incident is under investigation.
• A grass fire in the 100 l)lock of Creekside Way at 5:18 p.m. Firemen discov-erc'd a "very small" grass fire in the median of the road near Verizon Wirt'less in the New Braunfels Town CX'nter at Creekside shop-f)ing center. The fire had already been extinguished bv a ('omal (^ountv Sheriff's Officer.
• An hour later, firemen were c ailed to investigiite a possible illegal burn and extinguished a smoking barbecue pit in the 2000 block of Mill Street.
• Carried by wind gusts up to 25 m()h, some of the smoke from the Canyon Lake firc' blew into the New Braunfels area, prom[)ting several calls.
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