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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Stammtisch Grant named Page 11 It is a fact that one of the things a newspaper must do is tell Its readers something they dont know This offering from Canyon Lake resident and architect Stephen Cot ton Is Just the thing to make you wonder if there are things we im agine that are reality if we just try hard enough to believe Cotton says his words are A Standing Texas Turtle This I tell was waving his hands I mean front legs and standing on his hind this time I have the last time was about the I was driving Craig and Carly to the Guadalupe River State The day was warm and the drive through this oak and brush Texas Hill Country would have its refreshing reward on the I calmly broke into say check out the This full grown camelopard was about two hundred yards off the eating a Spanish The tree and giraffe had matching 18foot heights and the image was an African All turned to The other with the pace of the cleverly and most naturally blocked the Craig and Carly a I promised to produce the giraffe on the return Since that day I have seen this giraffe five times when I have been but it was hidden when we came back that day and it sneaks to cover when I have had other Surely it must be proper to call this giraffe a low here is this turtle Should I tell someone else This fresh water reptile has crisp red markings along its shiny wet waving its arms like we have met The day was warm Those explosive burn ing cedar trees were in Craig and Carly talked as though boredom was crushing their As my brain was conversing with itself and wondering why peo as a build driveby ar You the building that looks perhaps intelligent at the but is the same old cheap trick drivel Carly whined louder and Craigs help We are being crushed by To the I sternly Our residence is on Canyon a former canyon located between San Antonio and Austin that the Army Corps of Engineers has filled with gallons of Guadalupe River This is the place we carried our a 12foot Montgomery Ward Sea In this tiny I pulled the aluminum Our craft crawled to our turtle Our sights were set to go beyond the line of skeletal cypress trees which marked the former Tom We gained maximum rowing speed and in thirty or more minutes we accomplished the 300 We slid between the gray 80foot giant trees and found two motorized beyond and in our I turned the Sea King leeward and tugged the yellow oars to move a clean distance while still moving in to the greater body of the I glanced leeward while Craig and Carly watched the fishermen star board when I saw the onefoot tall green slider standing on a cypress limb and waving its its neck out as far as I have ever seen and its mouth moving as though it had to tell me something and looking me straight in the I waved my oars in the air for 1 couldnt drop them and time was of the I Oh Oh Turtle Turtle Turtle Even Craig and Carly knew it was in poor taste to scare the fishermen like especially having been so quiet before and now waving the oars as though I were some new kind of Here I am in the land of burning bushes and this turtle wants to talk to What else could I do I got my breath and pointed Everyone saw the just standing and waving to us I thanked God privately for holding this animal up for the others was Still the turtle kept mouthing but we heard only the wind through the cypress trees and the blue water clapping against the We moved the Sea King to closer in hopes of hearing a This hardshelled crawl ing reptile had fallen with its back end into 9 hollow on that Umb and was trying desperately to wrench itself free before we humans found its embarrassing With a long but no thanks from the standing we plopped it into the laJte and set our oars tor New Braunfels Herald New Texas Man critical 21 Thursday January 25 Cents One 16 Pages New Braunfels EMS personnel administer emergency firstaid to Rudy of Box 512 in after he fell some 30 feet to the ground while working on the expansion site at Coleman Company on according to a spokesman for general contractor Wunderlich Builders in is employed by Knuepper Construc a He was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital in San where he remains in surgical intensive care in critical condition with head Rodriguez was atop the structure perform ing steel beam work when he slipped and The man reportedly was not wearing a hard hat or safety belt ashigh winds prevailed around the job Attempts to contact the subcontractor were LESLIE Photographer EUWD getting tough Aquifer staff to monitor buildout in recharge zone By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Edwards Underground Water District is getting tough with violators of construction regulations over the aquifers recharge Under the terms of a new agree ment between the district and the Texas Water EUWD staff has the authority to scrutinize subdivision development and other construction in Comal What this means is the Texas Water Commission has rules for development over the aquifer and this allows the district to supplement the commissions ability to monitor said EUWD general The water commission authorized the district Tuesday to monitor development on the recharge which extends from Uvalde County to Hays County and includes a strip of Comal County just north and west of New Fox said the district basically will be backing up the water commission in its enforcement of construction Its really using the ex pertise and personnel that we have See Page 2 Softball association gains field maintenance duties By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City pitching its way out of a agreed to a oneyear lease agreement with New Braunfels Amateur Softball freeing itself of the burden of funding the adult The association must feel they have hit a home run with the bases because now it appears that not only will the program it may also The which went into effect will allow the association to maintain and upgrade the two adult soft ball fields at Comal Park as they while maintain ing sole financial In the city will no longer be required to main tain financial liabilty pay for the upkeep of In fields and pay for cleanup within the premises or fund utility bills at the two adult The lease is seen as another step toward getting the city out of the adult recreation business by making it a selfsufficient The direct savings to the city will be some an The association will operate the facilities by recouping team as it did last fall through implementation of a user The group also will recover money through con cession sales to pay maintain the grounds in side the perimeter of the maintain liability in pay for and make improvements to the and The according to the will maintain the grounds outside the perimeter of the along with the roadways and street lights in the I think this will be good for us and the Janice president of the told council during its regular session this Were she I think well learn from our but we will be able to make improvements the way we want The lease will run until and will allow for five successive oneyear Terms of the lease also state that should the organization discontinue the agree the city will be under no financial obligation to operate the adult Softball Improvements may be made by the organization in compliance with city The lease states that any movable objects will remain the property of the associa tion and can be removed upon termination of the agree Improvements made to the permanent bathroom building would remain city The lease also states that New Braunfels Utilities has future plans to construct a waste water treatment plant expansion on the leased property and has the right to ter minate the lease at any time with proper written Other terms stated were the condition that no alcoholic beverages be sold on the premises and that the association not contract with private enterprises to operate concessions on the 1315 TaxAide begins Monday The TaxAide a free tax preparation service for senior lowincome persons and the will begin Mon day at l at Dittlinger Memorial Counselors will be available there on Mondays from 1 to 5 Wednesdays from 5 to 7 and Fridays from 10 to I through April The TaxAide Program was first offered at fee Senior Citizen 142 Coma and it is an ticipated that mast individuals will be served there on Saturdays from Saras until The TaxAide Program will be provided for the first Urae to the Canyon Lake area at the Civic Center at Scenic and Oblate streets Canyon Lake Hiils OP Tuesdays from 1 to 5 and at the Canyon Lake Action Center at Sattem Wednesdays from l to 5 Specif ayrajpgemejats may The nationwide now in its 19th is jointly spon sored by the American Associa tion for Retired Persons and the Internal Revenue In New TaxAide counselors recently completed a course held at Dittlinger Memorial Library to refresh their knowledge and to bring them up to date on changes brought about by the recently enacted tax It is anticipated that about 20 who serve without pay be The program does not deal with complex tax It oilers help with preparation of income tax returns for fur nishes information and suDDlies Jr IT tocome tax Robert MLUer or Frank Stxeightof f at For in the Canyon Ute ge4 touch with Tom STOPPERS New BraunfelsComal County Crime Stoppers is seeking informa tion in connection with a major burglary that occurred 15 at the Comal Cemetery on Peace Crime Stoppers is a privately fund ed nonprofit organization that pays up to for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of any individuals committing a Informants can choose to re Rewards for this weeks case will be paid through On that Sunday one or more unknown suspects broke into the office area located on the cemetery grounds fliroj tacJE several Ineludjng teleyislofl The SUSDCCtS than thf HffflPWP garage sfcop ajej aftd loaded numerous Anyone with inXonnajioja regar ding thfo case or anv Hydro plant bonds leads NBU agenda By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities board of directors this afternoon will con sider the sale of million in bonds to finance the Canyon Dam hydroelectric As the 5 meeting in NBUs board room the controver sy over the project With one government permit still needed and two others the subject of the board will consider allowing the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to sell the bonds leaving NBU responsible for GBRAs board of directors is ex pected to approve the bond sale during its 19 The river authoritys board approved the sale in August because of interest rate changes and other they will consider ap proval A Army Corps of Engineer spokeswoman said Wednesday that the draft copy of the permit needed to build the plant will be mailed to GBRA officials Sally public information said the copy will have to be returned to the Corps along with If all goes which we think it we expect a decision to be made she We are scheduled to send the draft to the applicant for review on Werst added that Corps officials need additional information from GBRA concerning real estate before they will make a final deci sion to grant the She could not explain the details of the real estate GBRA officials met with the NBU board and the New Braunfels City Council 15 to discuss the status of the The river authority and NBU began working on the hydro pro ject in 1981 and have been stalled by opposition to the The Canyon Lake Area Citizens headed by Wallace Greene and Lois has ob jected to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions deci sion to grant GBRA a permit to CLACA has filed for a rehearing before the The Pedernales Electric Cooperative is appealing the Texas Water Commissions ap proval of the Bennie PECs general said Wednesday that the cooperative will continue with its I guess what were really do ing is representing the feelings of the customers of the Canyon Lake he Theyre not sure whether it was handled Fuelberg said of the government approval of the Fuelberg said the cooperatives board of directors has instructed him to pursue all possible means to prevent construction of the hydroelectric generating Electricity generated at the plant would be transmitted to NBU PEC serves residents in the Canyon Lake Fuelberg said PECs deci sion to fight the project is not bas ed on economic Were not fighting for the rights to he Were not interested in doing but were in terested in them not doing I dont tWnfc GBRA has the right to destroy the economy of the entire area for a smaU amount Bigley files for council George twice an unsuc cessful Democratic candidate for of three atlarge New Braunfels City ft thy April 4 crime and openness in city govern ment are concerns of Bigleys candidacy brings to tour the number of djRflarfld officer on of 241 Apt to New said he believes for the three council are Insurance agent m Arnold and Dewus Kade three candidates with the most votes
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