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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels 156 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 i in i n Thursday August 25 Cents One 14 Pages Stammtisch New Braunfels Elks Lodge ladles are planning their regular Friday night dinner tomorrow at 7 In the On Elks and their guests are Invited to a dance to the music of Gary Snyder from 6 to 10 at the For more in call Dave or Mary Owens at 6292860 or the lodge at XI PI Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will have Beginning Day on 17 at at Sally Males home for supper and Dancin1 in the Dark will be held Friday at New Braunfels Civic Center from to midnight for area The fabulous Craze will be there live with along with various Christian artists on tape and For only teens can have a funfilled Friday night with the The organizers of the dance would also like to thank all who contributed toward the suc cessful preparation of the As a service to Canyon Middle School a representative of the Seguln Social Security office will be available during registration 19 and 20 to distribute and take applications for Social Security numbers for seventh and eighth graders who do not already have a Those wishing to apply during registration need to bring a birth certificate and some form of such as a shot library report The new tax law says that in order for a child to be claimed as a he or she must have a Social Security The Educa tion Agency also will be requiring a Social Security number on students in the near The Comal County Texas Tech ExStudents Association invites all former and forever Red Raiders to attend the ice cream social and freshmen sendoff Sunday from 6 to 8 at the home of Gill and Toya Lindsey at 47 Mission Exes and cheir spouses or guests will pay at the door and little Red Raiderstobe will be admitted President Mike Doherty asks for RSVPs by tomorrow at 6292163 or The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is extending its services to the physically disabl ed citizens of the PARD Is of fering a course from to Monday through Sept 718 The class is open to all ages or per person and will be led by Mike a behavior specialist who currently holds a first aid and a CPU The course will in clude a track and field active passive nature arts and crafts and educational demonstra along with a possible guest speaker or two and For more call Charlie Sandberg at Registration deadline is If you havent shopped in downtown New Braunfels in a check it There really is a lot of but you have to be in dustrious enough to walk less than a youll walk father than that at North Star Did you hear the one about the Aggie who thought he was melting It was the first time he had broken a The high today was forecast to reach with a heat index of 105 Tonight and Friday will see late night and early morning cloudiness with south winds at 10 mph during the evening and southeast winds at 15 mph during the Fridays high is expected to reach Saturday through Monday shows no chance of with the weather pattern continuing as it has BMPlHf Exotio ttoek One of the almost 200 exotic animals on a Comal County ranch poses for the camera as the sun goes Buddy and Nancy Jordan have a love of wild animals and have turned their home and their Hill Country ranch into a veritable zoo with animals from around the Sundays issue of the HeraldZeitung will feature a story about the interesting cou ple and their fascination with exotic Photo by Deryl Clark ii Hydro broke but will face legal challenge n V C A r A Ll rtlltxr BY SARAH DUKE Stall Writer Local political and community leaders celebrated Wednesday as their long struggle to build the Ca nyon Dam hydroelectric project climaxed in a groundbreaking ceremony on the banks of the Guadalupe River John general manager of theGuadalupeBlanco River Authori said he is very pleased to finally reach this point of beginning work on the project which will tap the energy of water flowing out of Ca nyon Dam and transfer that energy to New Braunfels residents in the form of economical Specht called the more than six year struggle to begin construction a arduous The pro ject has been met opposition at every step by Canyon Lake resident Lois Uuggan who has vowed to continue her fight as long as she Wallace president of the Canyon Lake Citizens Association has pro mised to carry the fight to the Supreme Court if Duggan and Greene have both said they fear the plant will damage the beauty of the lake and the integrity of the The battle was forgotten for a few moments Wednesday as the people who have worked for the hydro con struction gathered in the sun to turn the first few spades of dirt NBU General Manager Bob who has criticized the projects op ponents for what he calls a lack of substance in their pointed to the rushing Guadalupe River as its water spilled out ol the dams Think about the energy thats go ing by us right Thats what this is aJJ he Were talking about conservative ly over million in savings to the ratepayers of the community over io years and after W the savings will Sohn The plant is expected to produce an estimated 25 million killowatt hours of electrici ty for use in New NBU prepared a costbenefit analysis study in October of last That study used several dif ferent variables including river GBRAs operation costs and cost of electricity from the Lower Colorado River Authority in estimating the worth of the The worst case scenario showed that NBU ratepayers would save more than million during the next 30 years by using hydro power from the See Page 1997 million 2007 million 2017 million Estimated cumulative projected sayings by using hydro power mr an povver from Colorado Riyer Authority NBU officials figured the savings with data based on historical river GyadalupeBJanco River Authority operation costs and iCBA fuel Qraphicby Sidewalk sales Should vendors operate under a new standard By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Whether to allow vendors to peddle goods on the sidewalks or to rework ordinances giving them broader variances to operate is a question New Braunfels City Council will try to answer in the coming any temporary peddler who does not provide public facilities for his customers is in violation of ci ty health and building codes and is being asked to Not all council members are sure temporary vendors are causing a problem and at least one councilman thinks the city has better things to do than chase than restricting tem porary peddlers in Is it really that big a problem asked councilman atlarge James who was told by Plann ing Director Mike Shands that there are problems with some The last thing we need right now is another said We need some guidelines and ad dress it as a Council hopes to draw some guidelines through a public hearing that may come as early as councils 24 Councils actions will have an effect not only on the vendors who sell fruits or tubes here during the but also on civic groups that operate stands during local festivials such as Wurstfest and churchrelated We are getting pretty narrow minded if we start regulating every move everybody makes said Councilman Doug Miller suggested a committee be formed to formulate ideas or adopt Id like to come up with some ideas with a com said Not to change or rewrite This is very Miller added that he felt the invest ment made by a temporary vendor on equipment and goods is as impor tant as the investment of a business established I dont know that we want to allow this kind of activity and allow ven dors to operate in the city that are not See Page 2 Comal sales tax receipts down 6 percent from 1986 New Braunfels received a check this month for for its share of the onecent city sales tax slightly more than one percent less than the check received in August of last The August payment brings the ci tys 1987 allocation total to which is down per cent from payments received last Garden Ridges check for brings that citys 1987 total to a decrease thus far of Comal County receipts this year are off an aggregate per August checks represent taxes col lected in June and reported to the state comptroller by July State Comptroller Bob Bullock said that monthly allocations were down percent compared to payments in August of Checks totaling million were distributed to the that employ the onecent In surrounding Seguins August check reflected a one percent increase with its payment of Yearly payments to Seguin area up more than three per cent with allocations totaling While Schertz check for was down percent over last Augusts receipt but yearly totals remain ahead there by percent with paymemfs of The five cities in Guadalupe Coun ty that employ the sales tax have received a combined figure of thus far in up percent over last years Landa Park just got bigger and prettier The entrance to Landa Park has changed from one with concrete and chainlink fences to one with a tree covered area sloping to the banks of a Comal River David parks said Wednesday his office has receiv ed numerous calls from parks visitors who appreciate the change of Credit for the change goes to the parks New Braunfels Utilties and the Lower Col orado River The opening of the east bank of the channel is just one of a series changes in store for Lancia Park since the city and NBU took control of the property surrounding the old LCRA Some 18 acres becanxe available to the city for parkland when NBU and the city completed negotiations to lease the property from LCRA in Whatley said it is unlikely that any of the other property will be open for public use soon because of an NBU substation and transmission lines on the The strip of about two acres of river bank was easily open he with the removal of a tajj chainlink This is the only part of the LJ3BA property we could make use the parks director said The strip of property is what weU a greenway or main purpose vas to provide scenic entrance to   

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