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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas r o BOX SI 6423 T7 75381 Scrapbook Page 6 Crime Page 4 Astros Page 5 New Braunfels New Texas Zeituno 11 Thursday January 25 Cents One 12 Pages Stammtisch Spit n polish You heard read it first The San Diego Zoo is giving away live oak The San Antonio Zoo is giving away live oak seedlings as part of the Texas obser vance of Arbor Trees are to be given away at the gate to the renown ed zoo in the Alamo City beginning In reading a bunch of material about the slip was and consider ing a rather harried member of our staff belongs to both the San Diego and San Antonio zoological the misnomer but do think about getting a if you There re nice people in New Roland a member of the housekeeping depart ment of McKenna Memorial recently found a lost wallet in a couch in a waiting The billfold contained and was pro mptly turned in to the appropriate The owner came to get his wallet and rewarded Gutierrez with Great Doug the insurance agent who announced for city council says his campaign manager was confused by the word In our account of his statements on why he is running and what he Miller said he agrees with the concept of a property tax appraisal district as it exists now in Comal County a uniform ap praisal office any tax ing entity per Miller wanted to tell whoever might have been confused that he does not believe in any governmental appraisal being completely that is not under the control of Appraisal districts such as of are governed by a board of directors appointed by the respective taxing entities in the county or counties James Howard we have your It was left after we ran it on the Commerce and Industry page a while Its a real nice col or portrait and we dont know how to get it back to so if you want call the editorial department and well send it to you or National Jaycee Week is 18 through Jan and the HeraldZeitung will insert a special tabloid commemorating such The membership and photos of em will be as well as photographs of noteworthy 1986 If you are lowincome and need help paying your home energy costs this contact Texas Depart ment of Human Service between to day and Eligibility is limited by gross income and Aid is available to oneperson households having less than gross income per month for twoperson families for three for four people for four for The local DHS office can help or you can call 512 4503455 and ask for Estella or write 701 51st Texas 78751 Anna Garth Elrod of New Braunfels has been awarded the use of an Oldsmobile Firenza by Mary Kay for her ac complishments as an independent sales director for the She is among more than Mary Kay independent businesswomen who are members of the companys new VIP Club Very Important Per In recognition of her leadership and personal Mary Kay provides VIPS like Elrod with the use of a Firenza for as long as she meets production The Menu CLASSIFIED 1012 COMICS 9 StPIv v V Erasmo Gutierrez of the citys Public Works Department puts the finishing touches on the parking spaces in front of the new county courthouse New parking meters and DERYL Photographer landscaping give the block a finished look following a year of construction next to the Comal County Courthouse GBRA No cause for release woes By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer GuadaJupeBlanco River Authority officials said this week there is no reason for river area business owners to fear the construction of the Canyon Dam hydroelectric Im aware that they would be concerned about said David GBRAs planning He was responding to con cern expressed last week by the Ca nyon Lake Chamber of Commerce that construction of the project would hurt the summer tourist business by reducing the river When we do the work inside the dam lining the conduit that will be done in the winter Welsch adding that GBRA has no intention of affecting the recrea tional use of the We are not going to disrupt the summer flows if there are any they the people near the river are going to get he GBRA is waiting for final approval by the Army Corps of Engineers before construction can begin on the project which is projected to supply of electricity to New Braunfels The corps permit was expected to be granted immediately following approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory That ap proval came in Corps of ficials are reviewing the permit ap plication and expect to come to a decision about the project in the next few Welsch said that once the permit is construction can begin as early as That would not include the lining of the dam which would cause a drastic reduction in the amount of water to be released from the Welsch said that in workers can begin preliminary work such as excavating and building the Lining the conduit for the hydroelectric generating plant will take between 60 and 90 Welsch Thats a relatively short period in the construction period of about 13 he If we can start all that in we can do it line the conduit this It will always be done in the winter months regardless when we he Welsch added that if approval is not granted until August or GBRA probably will wait until winter of 1988 to block off the During the conduit water from the lake will have to be pumped over the FERC and GBRA disagree over the amount of water needed to keep fish alive downstream of the Golf board eyeing course upgrade By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Local golf enthusiasts will see within the next 60 days the first of several improvements scheduled for the Landa Park Golf Course as the result of monies generated by a capital improvement The Golf Course Advisory Board announced at its regular meeting Tuesday night installation of a rain shelter on the back nine holes is ex pected to be complete within the next 30 to 60 Plans to install cart paths and a watering system in the near future were also formulated by the New Braunfels City Council recent ly approved fee increases at the with certain portions earmark ed for capital improvements at the The fee which went into effect are expected to generate some for capital im provements as well as about for general operating and main tainance After the work on the rain shelter has been the board plans to immediately begin phasing in cart paths for the back The board believes paths on holes number 10 and 18 will be finished by The next phase will be to complete paths on holes 12 and with paths on holes 15 and 16 to Completion of the watering system on the first six retaining walls along the river on holes 2 and as well as other will be phased in as revenue into the im provements fund according to the When asked about reports that the city is exploring the feasibility of tur ning the course over to a professional management group on a longterm See Page 2 Drought could take Aquifer by surprise EDUCATION 3 KALEIPQSCOPE OPINIONS 4 SCRAPBOOK SPORTS 5 WEATHER 3 By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Edwards Aquifer is not prepared to meet the demands a severe drought could Jack local realtor and member of the Edwards Underground Water Districts board of said Wednesday that preparing the area to meet an ever increasing demand for water will take time and If we should have an immediate theres not enough water there to take care of Ohlrich Ohlrich is running unopposed in Saturdays election for Coraal Coun tys representative to the Edwards He has served on the board since January when be was ap pointed to finish the term of Carrol who resigned his Ohlrich said it has taken him some time to become acquainted with the water districts Wstory current He said the most signifi cant project of the past year has been development of a regional water The which jtook several tfcs to outlines future ef jfee water supply or San Antonio and the Central Texas its going to take develop surface water resources which will serve to decrease the fedwarls lines changing of the Edwards J Districts board of directors approved UPv Wi sfl vrmt boundaries on the npjth Comniissipn would have to M the iegiaature approves the boundary the Texas since that new studies have more ac curately Pinpointed the water Fox said the fate of the of legislators in That ac tion wm cQme from the but were going to wort areas dependency on the Ohlrich Its going to take some legislation to accomplish this because somebody has to pay for Results of the regional water study suggest Oiat new need to be built to develop surface water to be used by San Youve seen how long its taken to mafce the Canyon Dam hydroelec tric project a he going to take that long for Thats why its important dial we start worsting on it right now white we have plenty of QhWub one of three Comal Qoun ty representatives on thedistrict Kenneth libels ajid Craig Election f9r Edwards Aquifer 91 Director Saturday from 7 to 7 County precincts and 10 win vote at the Bracken Fire station 14 ft the Canal Coiwty Rwd Pfpartmsnt i 33 at Elementary 7 at First United Methodist 0wrtfu and at HaM and 17 ing if at united Church of fcjir nwe to HoUmjg are Coma Countys two Pirectojs serve staggered terms and elections are held every two Of the five seats up for election on the only one is con Bill Cunningham and Harry Bishop are vying to fill the seat being vacated by who held that position since Debra the water districts administrative said directors are responsible for overseeing the use of the aquifer to each The directors also work closely with other governmental entities in the namely the city of New New Braunfels Utilities and the Texas Water Guerra said that although Satur days election will do Uttle to change the QAfceup oj toe a strong voter turnout would be For people to come out would be a show of confidence in the board and what theyre she In Comal I know people have been working very hard with the regional water study and for people to turn out to the election would be a show of While each of the five counties in the Edwards Aquifer area currently are allowed equal representation on the board of Guerra said that means of representation may change before the next A suit has been filed against the San Antonio River Authority claiming discrimination in Raymond Leal has filed a suit against SARA stating that the representation to the SARA board should be based on population rather than geographic San Antonio accounts for the vast majori ty of population in both the SARA and the EUWD regions The League of United Latin American Citizens the MexicanAmerican Legal and Educational Fund are supporting the Guerra saidthere is a distinct possibility if the SARA suit is the water district will consider b changing its It has been discuss ed and its probably one of the future issues that the board is she
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