'Can ban' in New Braunfels not quite canned

'Can ban' in New Braunfels not quite canned

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'Can ban' in New Braunfels not quite canned

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by KENS 5 staff & Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 10 at 4:03 PM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- A hearing to officially overturn the controversial "can ban" has been reset for March.

The City of New Braunfels asked for an extension of 30 days to review attorney fees. Jim Ewbanks, who represents the tubing and tourism firms suing the city, is asking for $250,000 in attorney fees to be paid.

On Jan. 27 a judge overturned the ordinance which bans disposable containers for food and beverages along the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers.

The ruling was in favor of a group of businesses who say they've seen a negative impact as a result of the ordinance.

New Braunfels enacted the ban back in 2012. Judge Don Burgess maintains the ban is unconstitutional and unenforceable.

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