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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 23, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas Wit Oh Five local students named Merit semifinalists Two Canyon High School students and three from New Braunfels High School have been selected as National Merit Scholarship semi Carolyn daughter of and Marvin and Nick son of Dennis were the honorees from Those honored at NBHS were James son of and Robert deLemos Leslie daughter of Gail Profant and Patricia daughter of and Alton These designated as have been recognized as the highest scorers in Texas on the PSATNMSQT test in taken when they were They represent the top half of one percent of each states high school senior There are about semi finalists competing for some Merit Scholarships to be awarded next Semifinalists have completed the first step in the but to be considered they must meet additional requirements and advance to Finalist About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to qualify as and all Merit Scholars will be chosen from among this group of about At least of the Merit Scholarships to be offered in 1983 will be onetime National Merit Annual fair parade to step off Friday Floats will fill San Antonio Street tomorrow Comal Countys 1982 Rodeo Queen will be crowned tonight in the Comal Contenders for the title will be in decked out in western by 7 Gentlemen will get their chance for a turn around the floor with her at the 8 with music provided by Abbey The ticket price for this event is marching bands and pretty girls will storm the streets of New Braunfels Friday The annual Pet Parade featuring favorite animals and kids on bicycles will start at It forms up in the parking lot of Wuests grocery on West San Judging of pets will start at The big with 115 floats and will leave at 10 from the corner of Santa Danny and Dana Scheel are co chairmen of the Ricci Ware and Jud Ashmore of the Sari An tonio radio show will be honorary parade Its standing room only along San Antonio so parade viewers are advised to claim their spots New Braunfels New Texas 187 14 Pages THURSDAY September 25 cents USPS 377880 New leader takes office in Lebanon Lebanon AP Amin a Christian elected with a strong show of Moslem became president today as French and Italian peacekeepers hurried to Beirut follpwing the slaughter of hundreds of Palestinian About hours before Gemayel was sworn in to the post that was to Bashir a blast gutted a huge dump where the Lebanese army had stored rockets confiscated from PLO strongholds in west ProsecutorGeneral Assaad Germanos The Defense Ministry said a shell went off while being unloaded from an army and this caused Katyusha rockets and other am munition in the dump to Twentyeight passersby were in jured in the explosion near the Sin elFil residential neighborhood of Christiandominated east Germanos told Christian radio stations listed the names people they said were Theblasttouched off rapid succession of smaller explosions that last about an hour and the state radio said 800 tons of ammunition explosions shrouded the and fires in several Threehundred French paratroopers were expected to arrive by sea in Beirut later today as the advance unit of a force reassigned to Beirut to protect its civilian population in the aftermath of the massacre last which invaded Lebanon June 6 to rout the Palestine Liberation blamed the See Page 14 Lack of quorum stops Community Council By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer The Community Council of South Central Texas Central Board members met Wednesday night at the San Antonio Chest at least some of them Not much was because only 10 of the possible 30 members came to the The magic number 14 was needed for a and without no action could legally be There was a lot of constructive on how to determine why so few board members attended the Those persons on the Executive Committee and decided to compose a survey form to be sent to board asking if the meeting dates the fourth Wed nesday of every month and the meeting time usually 7 are and if what would be a better schedule to CCSCT Executive Director Michele Rowcroft said Thursday that she will be in charge of working up the survey and will get to work on it It was announced at Wednesday nights meeting that Comal County representative on the CCSCT Central Ed had effective But before he will be a federal decision whether CCSCT will serve 11 counties in 1983 must be an CCSCT serves six counties Guadalupe and A Texas Department of Community Affairs request for 1983 Community Services Block Grants for which is still up for would expand CCSCTs service area to Gillespie and Bandera Until that decision is any future CCSCT Central Board reorganization and restructuring has been put on hold including naming a replacement for Staff photos by Cindy Richardson Having a Fair time Although the Comal County Fair didnt officially open until there was plenty going on Wednesday at the fouryear old Matthew Steussy gives a chick a close in spection in the petting Lower judges Leita Mae Haas and Barbara Borman taste some cookies during baking division Lower Bonnie Leitch appears to be enjoying the traditional Grand March at the Comal Inside County Fair Forecast Comal County forecast calls for sunny and warm with winds becoming southeasterly at 510 mph by A few clouds will return and Friday will be partly N 1012 9 8 Texas growth straining water supplies By DYANIME FRY Staff writer In less sophisticated folks in other parts of the country tended to think of Texas as a vast desert miles and miles of dry sand dotted by cedar shacks and an occasional In the past few theyve learned to their surprise that we also have manmade natural a couple of swamps and our own little piece of the Gulf of And theyre migrating here in droves by their very to turn Texas into that cactus flat they used to tell stories Texans are famous for their said Bobby Texas Department of Water at Smithson Valley High School Tuesday But the magnitude of our water problems is so great that even Texans dont have to lie about Whitefield was special guest at a town meeting sponsored by the Bulverdebased Citizens Task Force on located on the upper reaches of the limited Trinity is one Texas community that sees trouble ahead in the im mediate Your average per capita use in this area is 94 gallons per Whitefield told the assembled Thats Wastewater treatment facilities are usually designed to handle 180 gallons per capita per and the overall average for Comal County is 168 Even with an estimated population of the community is pulling gallons per day out of the Trinity which also serves a number of other Growth is and new even at the same con servative will use more In my you havent got said The citizens task force is quite aware of Formed three years it has sponsored five town meetings and done extensive research on Trinity water problems and whats to be done about Were trying to educate our said program coordinator Nellie An Underground Water Con servation District was one of the possibilities We do not propose that such a district is the or even an answer for this said task force chairman Betty We do think its something that should be looked Attorney Beth secretary for the task gave the audience a rundown on the ins and outs of Surface water in Texas belongs to See Page 14   

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