New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 13, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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SEPTEMBER 13, ?011Herald ^Zeitung
SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852
ScUitterbaim parking lot denied
Councilors cite traffic, visual pollution as reasons to deny permit to Schlitterbahn
New Braunfels City Counc il on Monday denied a request by Schlifternahn tor a [>ermit to build a parking lot in an area zoneri residential beneath the San Antonio Stree't Bridge along the banks of the ('omal River.
While council members liked
the company's park-like parking lot plan, which included landscaping, a rainwater-permeal)le parking lot surface, runoff-pollu-tant filtration and drainage improvements, they expressed concerns about the traffic problems the new narking lot could cause in an a reariy congested area and alx)ut the visual fX)llution
of having a parking lot so c lose to the river's l)anks.
"Your plans are as good as a parking lot can get, I think," Coun-c ilor Ric hard Zapata told Schlitterbahn representatives. "But it's a [)rofilem suddenly seeing a parking lot on the river where there's nevi'r bc*en one before."
Three citizens sfxike against the })arking lot.
"Who wants to float down the Tomal River and see 100 cars parkedi*" asked resident Toni
"We were' hoping for a bettc'r outcome," said Schlitterbahn General Manager Darren Hill attc'r the plan was rc*jc‘( tc'd. Hc’ had arguc'd that the nc't impact of the* park ing lot would be favor.ible and that guests rec’uest morr> (losc^-in parking.
He said Sc hlitterb.ihn will now consider building a smaller ()ark ing lot. The c ompany's f)lan was to
See COUNCIL, Page 10
You would think it gets easier at some point, but it doesn’t. 9/11 is part of my life. It is part of what has shaped me.
DlANl, SCHAUi I; I suiMvor ol Pentagon attack
A WALK TO BEMEMBER
500 walk along dam on Sept. 11
By Betty Tayfor
I“" he covc'tc'd j)ark ing spac c>s at th(' tof) of ( anyon Dam at Overl(K)k l\irk fillc'd cjuickly as first rc'S[)on-d e r s , v e t e r -ans, mil-i t a r y personnel, law enforcement and those wc*aring red, white and blue' showed up at 1 [).m. Sun day for the Sixth Annual Frc^c‘dom Walk commemorating the 10th Anniver^ sary of 9/11. The c'vent is hosted by the ( anyon l ake Rc'publican Women.
"1 think we did have a record crowd," said Patti Johnson. "I think we must have had close to 500 in attendanc e." Participants listened to former President George W. Bush's initial spec'ch at Booker l lementary School in Sarasota, Fla., after two planes crashed into thc> World Trade Center.
See WALK. Page 3
Ptiotos by LAURA McKENZIE i Herald Zeituiiq
ABOVE The Comal County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard leads participants across the Canyon Lake Dam during Sunday's event honoring military servicemen and women, first responders and those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. LEFT Bill Jones plays the bagpipes while walking across ffie Canyon Lake Dam
Visual reminder of sacrifice since 9/11
By Betty Taylor
Those who attenck'd the' Canyon Lake Area Blue' Star Mothers 0/11 Event at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday were able to gc't a rc\il visual of just how interconnectc'd and bondcnl groups and individuals have bc'comc- in the War on Terror since 9/11.
"Wc‘'ve hosted events for the last three years, l)ut on a smaller scale. This year was the first time we were hosting the wall," said Pen-ni Salge, Blue Star local chapter prc'sident.
The wall was the It^xas Fallt'n Soldiers Memorial, bearing the names and
photographs ot more than SOO fallen soldiers from R‘xas, c'ach on a four inch ceramic tile. It was the first time the wall made a stof) in Nc'w Brauntels. ( arson Gt'orgc', whose' 22-year-old son l ance ( pi. Phillip George was killed in Afghanistan in 2(X),'), travels with the* wall and helps set it up.
He s.tid family members of the fallen fc>el honoic'd whc'n thc'y sch' the wall, but so (k) other soldiers.
Those who attended the Sunday event drove up to see the New Braunfels Polu c' Department Swat
See WALL, Page 3
The Texas Fallen Memorial Wall is exhibited during the Canyon Lake Area Blue Star Mothers 9/11 Remembrance event on Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The traveling exhibit features photos of 527 Texan soldiers who were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, including Brandon Lara and Darryn Andrews,
Man beats knife-wielding robber by pulling gun
By Dalondo Moultrie
The Herald-Zeitung A would-be victim cjuickly turned the tables on a man try ing to rob him with a knife Friday in New Braunfels by pulling out a gun, police saicT The man who allegedly had the knife, Stephen Campcjs, was arrested on
an aggravated robbery charge and sent to ( omal ('c)unty Jail, said It. Fic'ath Purvis of the New' Braunfels Police Department. The victim was uninjurc'd.
Purvis said police were sent about 1:5S xm. Friday to the 500 iloc k of North Union Avenue. There they found the vic
tim who said ('ampos, 1\, of New Braunfels, approached him and asked lor a ride, Purvis said.
He said the motorist drove ( ampos - whose story about why he nec'd-c'd a lift kept c hanging -to the 2000 block of S[)ur Street, where Cam[)os
askc'd the man to pull into a c leaning stall at a car wash. The victim becamc' suspicious and stopped the car, Purvis said.
That's when (\impos pulled a knite and ciemandc'd the man's mon-c'y and car, Purvis said.
He said the victim [)ulled a gun and told
(^)m[)os to c'xit the vehi clc'.
( ampos ran away to the' TOO blo( k of Hidalgo Avenue where [)olice found and arrested him, Purvis said, ( ampos remained at the ( omal (.'ounty lail w'here lic' was being held Monday unck'r $7S,0()0 bond.
Bastrop fires 50% containec
Comal County firefighters return after battling blazes
By Wilt Weissert and Ramit Plushnlck-MastI
The Associated Press
( omal ( ounty firefightc'rs ) with Bastrop iome Mnnckn
s('nt to h(' fir(' ( ame att(*rnoon.
At af)proximatelv 1 : iO p.m. Mond.iy, the Alamo Area Wildland Striki' Tc'.un returned trom its deplov ment in Bastrop ( ( uintv. TTic' tc'am consisted ot nn'mbers trom the following depart merits; ( anyon l.ikt'. Spring Branc h. San Antonio. New Br.iuntels <ind Sc hertz. The\ d('ployc‘d to B.islro|) on Sept. S, 20 I I and havc' been assigned to night oper ations for the' dur.Uion ot their deplo\ment. Ih(' t('am worked lire' e ontrol and strue ture' prote'c tion during their time the*re'.
B.istrop ( ount\ e>mer g('ne\ management dirc'e ti)r Mike* I islieT said ihc' Bas trop bla/e IS nou lO pe r cent contaiiK'd.
VV(''re g,lining ev('r\ hour e'yer\ shill, ( islier said.
The' monsti'r bl.t/e* that has done' the' most dam.ige to B.i'.trop re‘sult('(! >.\he!i two tiic'S |oiiie‘d a v\ee>k ago. Inve'stigiitors h.tve be‘('n lo( use'd on cont<iining tii(' l)l.i/(' and won't know tor s('\('ral wee'ks what e ause-d It. Bastrop ( ount\ She'rilt Terry I’ie kering said. ( )iti-e i.ils ,ire' investigating r('[X)i'ts ot arson in smaller lires, Ik' said.
The' numbe'r ot h()m('s destroyc'd b\ the ^vildtin' hits rise'n lo l,')il and is e'xpe'ctc'd to turthe'i incre.ise' as tiretighteTS e'liter mote arc-as whe'te' the' bia/c' h.is be'en extinguishe'd, otfic lals said Sundav. Sc'vc'nlc'e'n peo pk' re'main unaccountc'd lor
Bastrop C ount\ otfie lals joinc'd b\ Democ r.itic I .S. Ke'p. Llovel Dogge'lt sought to proviek' nc'w inlormation to hundreds ot re'sidents c'vac uatc'd trom their home's
See WILDFIRES, Page 3
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