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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas lac ilitch a 1 r i 4 OA Mitch woinble Surprisefish may scuttll tialffela dredging By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Whats two inches shines like a rain and may snag any dredging relief for Landa Lake channels The culprit is on the endangered species list with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Com and goes by the name Fountain Darter Comal Countys own version of the snail darter controversy which brewed over the Tellico Dam Project in Tennessee in the early The city manager thought I was pulling his when I told him about the little Parks Director Court Thieleman But City Manager Delashmutt isnt laughing And neither is the Corps of Engineers in Fort City officials first learned of the darters existence in a letter from the Thieleman told Parks Advisory Board members Monday The letter said forget Theres no way well let you lower the It was the total opposite of one we got from the Greater Blanco River saying its a wonderful go for the city should be commended for its Thieleman added no response has come from three other agencies sent project descriptions of the proposed dredging coordinated with a New Braunfels Utilities repair project Those agencies include the Lower Colorado River the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the General Land the city had plans to begin dredging the main spring area of Landa Lake between the main part of Landa Park and the peninsula with the circular and the springs area in the vicinity of the park one or two days after On that the Utilities had plans to begin lowering the water level of Landa Lake some 4048 to repair some intake grates at the upper With the discovery of the fountain those plans have gone so to at least for the next couple of Were supposed to have a final decision from the Corps in the next day or based on the field investigation of two visitors Thieleman They were taken out into the middle of the shown how much vegetation was and where we wanted to dredge in the Were hoping from the visit they will decide there is more water in the lake than they or that theres enough vegetation there for the darters to hide while the levels At Thieleman they could decide what we want to do isnt a big and let us do At they could make us fund a biological study of the lake before any dredging takes Where did the fountain darters come from The way I understand they were historically here ever since the springs have Thieleman They became extinct during the drought some 30 years and were reintroduced to the lake by the aquatic biology department at South west Texas State University in The very existence of the fish in Landa Lake came as a complete surprise to city Thieleman There is no record anywhere of authorization from either the parks board or the city council to do what SWT New Braunfels New Texas 92 2 Zcituno 12 Pages TUESDAY January 25 cents USPS 377880 With all the electronic toys which appeared under the Christmas tree this year its refreshing to see that some things havent changed Jason and nine Staff photo by Cindy Richardson yearold colleague Eusebio Perez play with noncomputerized soldiers in a pile of Both confided that they prefer cowboys and Looking back on 82 Bush visit highlighted Chamber year by JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Among other 1982 will be known as the year George vice president of the United came to New The organization most responsible for bringing him here was the New Braunfels Chamber of which had a pretty good year in Bush came to town to accept the Texan of the Year Award last March at the 16th annual Legislative cosponsored by the local and Texas State Chamber of Last years Legislative Conference broke all records according to the in terms of attendance and state and national media Former attorney Leon who died was credited for much of the conferences success since he played a major role in convincing Bush to Jaworski had for many years chaired the conferences advisory Although probably the best Bushs visit was but one of many achievements claimed by the Chamber during In terms of the Chambers physical Chamber officials saw a dream come true in 1982 the completion of Honors an audio visual conference Although in the planning stages for the last few groundbreaking ceremonies were not held until 1981 for the which is located behind existing Chamber To pay for Honors Hall Chamber directors solicited contributions from the com munity which came through for the project to the tune of The Chamber itself picked up the remaining costs of approximately Construction was completed shortly before Thanksgiving when the named after the See Page 12 Court cases offerred bizarre twists Second of two parts In June of thenCounty CourtatLaw Judge Buchanan was back in the news over a seemingly ordinary driving while intoxicated But complications set in over the judges firm refusal to hear the And Buchanans reason for transferring the case to district court was just as deceivingly simple Im not going to hear this one because of all the flak I received in the first County Attorney Bill Reimer then took the opportunity to publicly refusing to hear a case because of possible con troversy is not one of many good reasons why a judge can disqualify according to the Texas Code of Criminal The defendant in both cases was Ronald His initial appearance in Buchanans court was based on a 1979 driving while intoxicated involving an automotorcycle collision which killed Gregory Dean injured John Waxier was charged with in voluntary manslaughter and driving while in but only the DWI charge On April Buchanan fined Waxier sentenced him to 60 days in and reportedly placed him on straight probation for two years in open county court records and probation office files read deferred adjudication and on Buchanan ordered Waxlers probation It didnt take long for Waxier to run into DWI trouble On March he was involved in a twocar accident on FM in which a San Marcos his wife and fiveyearold daughter escaped serious Because the deferred probation wiped Waxlers record he couldnt be charged with felony subsequent in the 1982 Buchanan refused to judge Waxier a second and on Waxlers case made it to district presiding judge Charles Ramsay See Page 12 New Bulverde towns face defeat at polls By DYAIMME FRY Staff writer The incorporation of Bulverde may be a dead there were more people against than for it at Mondays town Even the group that laun ched the idea has weakened its thinking it might be best to do some more homework before setting up a municipal The election is still on for The committee that set it up cant find any legal way to call it We recommend that you go to the polls and vote Larry Lauren dine told a standingroom only crowd at the community center Monday Residents of two proposed Bulverde and North will be asked to vqte on been pasted arvarlous places in the People who live on the Bulverde map will vote at Peace Justice Fred Stewarts North Bulverde residents will vote at Jahnsens Party House across from the Bulverde Baptist As Laurendine understands the if the issue gets voted it cant come up again for a That should give the townspeople time to gather solid information on incorporation and decide whether this is really the best way to handle the rural com munitys Laurendine thinks incorporation is an issue theyll have to face sooner or but hes apparently in the The bulk of Mondays crowd would probably agree with Jarratt who I think they ought to forget Theres no legitimate reason to do said lingering behind the departing Theres a lack of education We need to get the people The people advocating in corporation admitted their Laurendine and three committee in trying to untangle the rules governing generallaw have received conflicting data from different Attorney Eric Moerbe tried to moderate the discussion and answer after warning everyone that municipal law was not his The most knowledgeable persons at the meeting spoke or not at After everyone else had said his rancher Ferd Wirth introduced San Antonio Planning Director Roland If Bulverde were in danger of being annexed by San that might be a reason to But Lozano didnt think residents needed to worry about I dont really see it in my See Page 12 Mobile home plans generated talks Talks of setting up a city government in Bulverde were sparked by rumors of a mobile home subdivision going in just north of the sprawling rural Accounts indicated that a tract of land would be divided into 800 halfacre A group of concerned about what this development might do to the water met at Jahnsens Party House to consider what could be The first meeting was held the week before said Larry Vhe idea of incorporation as a possible solution didnt come up until The original committee included at least 10 but Laurendine said it had dwindled down by Monday He named four people Randy Charlie Kuhn and George Jarratt who was in on the first meeting but strongly opposed in said only three people were involved in drawing up the maps for the proposed villages of Bulverde and North The committee decided on two villages because Texas municipal law limits the size of a newly incorporated city to two square The maps were drawn to take in most of Bulverde Bulverde Hills and Bulverde The plan was to annex the area in between and consolidate the governments at some future See Page 12 Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and cool turning colder and a little warmer Winds will be northerly at 5 10 mph and easterly at 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wed nesday will Cowboys crash When the other team has to win and the Dallas Cowboys the outcome is Monday the Minnesota Vikings rallied to beat and win a homefield advantage in the first round of the NFC Super Bowl tour See Page Girls Hoop District play began in earnest Monday and a pair of local girls basketball teams went one up and one The New Braunfels Unicorns outplayed Gonzales for a win at while the Canyon Cougarettes took a tough road loss in See Page Unfinished Business The 98th United States Congress convened and the first order of business was to decide what would be the first order of There were many things left undone from last but Congressional leaders agree that the economy and unemployment is priority See Page TV Gramm to go Dallas paper reports WASHINGTON AP Phil who was dropped from the House Budget Committee by Democratic is planning to resign his seat and run as a Republican in a special according to a published The Dallas Times in todays quoted several sources close to Gramm as saying that the College Station congressman has been con sidering the option for several weeks and has laid plans for informing key supporters of his The newspaper reported that one source said that Gramm justified the move by saying My old mammy said if youre elected as a you should serve as a I dont want to be a so Ill go back and run as a Gramm refused to discuss his plans the newspaper I have looked at many op but I have not made a final The Steering and Policy Committee voted 264 on Monday against giving Gramm another term on the Budget Gramm said he would return to his district and that he ex pected to announce by Wednesday his decision on whether to switch Earlier in the a slender former professor of sipped coffee behind a desk adorned with the American and Texas flags and acknowledged that See Page 12 Cause of Canyon Lake fire still a mystery to officials The cause of a fire which destroyed a threebedroom Canyon Lake house New Years Eve has and probably will not be Canyon Lake Fire Department Chief Greenfield said We couldnt determine anything that We have no idea what caused There was nothing left to investigate when we got The off Cranes Mill Road across from the 711 was a total loss when firefighters a department spokesman The distress call came in around Owner Tillie a Canyon Lake resident since the early and her granddaughter Cathy Parsons were celebrating at a New Years party at the lake when the fire The people at the lake have been so nice to Parsons said The man at the Maricopa Lodge in Sattler let us stay there free Friday and we stayed at a weekend house my parents have near LaVernia Saturday My grandmother said we were going to be gypsies for Parsons with a When asked about the fires Parsons The fire department people asked me several times about the but there werent even any coals in And weve got some of those glass doors in front of and tile in front of See Page 12
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