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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                CISDschool bus Pages 3A and 5A lew Braunfels New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zelttmo Texas 78130 USPS Wednesday August 25 Cents Two 22 Pages Stammtisch Shop fire The German American Society will have a picnic in Landa ares four and on 1 at Organizers will furnish the drinks and and those attending are asked to bring either a a vegetable or a If it the picnic will be moved to the American Legion 410 The Sophienburg Museum and Ar is hosting a GIANT rummage sale Friday and Saturday at 251 Seguin thats across the street from the Hotel The sale will last from 9 to 4 both days and items for sale are not your usual rummagesale fare they will have a double frames and many other including the kitchen For more call the museum at Club CIMA plans a Barbecue Fun draiser on Saturday at Elkel Barbecue plates will cost and for youll get brisket and all the Tickets for the barbecue from 11 to 4 can be found at City Coma Butcher Boy and Hernandez Exxon or call any CIMA member Tomorrow the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will host the Texas Star Chorus of Sweet and the Great gulf Coast region 10 quartet Both groups sing fourpart barbershop Sweet made up of female members from New Braunfels and the surrounding have performed for the Com al County Guadalupe County Wurstfest and recently for the televised opening will competing in next The free concert will begin between and 8 no glass containers in the New Braunfels MexicanAmerican Heritgo Society will have a meeting of all committees at 7 Thurs day at the Dittlinger Memorial All members are urged to The Comal County Black Heritage Society Is completing plans for its dance and Focus on Fall fashion show to be held Saturday at 8 at the Knights of Columbus Hall Admission at the door for both events is for adults and for The annual Comal County Fair Picnic for all directors and drovers and their families will be held in the Arts and Crafts building on Starting time is and each family is asked to bring sandwiches or whatever they want to eat Drinks will be fur nished The HeraldZeitung is publishing the official Fair catalog on so pick one up and learn all about the many exhibits and the livestock See Page 2A A 20 percent chance of rain may cool things but until then the highs are expected to remain in the The rain chances are forecast for today and Thursday with daytime highs in the midaos today and southeast winds 10 to 15 Along with the rain tonights forecast calls for fair skies and clouds by the morn ing with a low in the upper 70s and southeast winds at 10 Thursday is looking partly cloudy and hot with The weekend forecast calls for late night and early morning cloudiness and liighs in the 41 31 INNS WWSf 41 An electrical short sparked a fire that heavily damaged a woodframed residence at the corner of Comal and Kessler Streets this Elo Schwarz said he was working inside the house and then went outside to work on a piece of stained glass when he smelled At first he thought the smoke was com ing from a nearby automotive shop but then soon discovered the smoke was coming from his No one was injured in the blaze that damaged the kitchen and caused heat and smoke damage to a bathroom and There was no immediate estimate of Schwarz said he was insured for his Fire Inspector Wesley Meyer iden tified the cause as an elec trical short in an oldstyle light fixture in the Meyer credited one worker at B and C Automotive with helping to extinguish the fire using a shop Fire Chief Phil Baker said the residence is not identified as a Fire NBU consider joint exercise By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Fire department and utility of ficials are considering measures that would assist firefighters in locating and identifying water main sizes and pressures when combating blazes in Color coding of hydrants and sec tional maps of the city would be put into booklet form detailing water line sizes and Such books would be kept on fire trucks for quick These are some very good ideas and it needs to be a joint effort bet sveen us and the fire said Roger technical ser vices manager for New Braunfels To actually color code fire hydrants would require some exten sive manhours to but could prove very beneficial in responding to fire protection Assisting firefighters in identifying how many gallons per minute a par ticular hydrant will deliver comes in light of a fire July 16 that gutted Hill Its that time Supplier seeking pump Growth broadens Village West water hassle scope By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Water problems are apparently more widespread in the Village West subdivision off FM 2673 between Sal tier and Startzville than original reports indicated Last it was reported that ci handful of residents on Barbara Street at the peak location of the sub division were having ongoing pro biems with water Signs have been posted in friinl of several of the homes staling We Have Water But now a good 50 to 100 families are said Viola who lives a block down from Barbara Street on Irene We need to build more wells to IHJOM this said Jurica Ive had neighbors tell me they are u til ing to help pay to put in new 1 tun liuof Saltier is the water company supplying Village The water pumps for the subdivision are located on the hillside opposite the residents on Har bara and Irene Streets and other ad jacent Residents say the par ticularly Harbara Street and other streets on the has experienc ed water pressure problems each summei lor eight yeais mid thai the problems began even earlier than usual tins Many people reside in the subdivision only during sum months and the water situation returns to normal in September It shows that ii the area had more permanent and there is room for more where would get the said John Uuda ot Barbara Street More people are building It is not just a summer cot tage The primary problem is on the said Patti an associate of water company owner Ivan Ideally we would put a well in with a pressure We are cur rently trying to purchase a pressure The company sent a letter to residents of the subdivision earlier this summer asking them to refrain from watering their lawns at peak water usage between 7 and 10 and 5 and a and on We have tried to discourage peo ple from watering on weekends and at certain times during the said Kathy office manager of Peyton Enterprises i guess peo ple in the lower area of the subdivi sion were not complying with that and ran the tank Since we iu 3 booster pump we hau heard less As long as people have water they are not going to quit using They are not going to worry about it until it affects said one Harbara Street Im not going to with this since Im not getting water any Sunday the company shut off the water to the subdivision for two hours When the water was turned back residents complained that the water was black and cloudy because of the sediment from the pipes Myers said the water was drinkable although it might look cloudy The water wasnt We ran a test and there was no problem svith the said Normally we bleed the lines after we shut off See Page 2A Repairs will continue as Canyon Lake parks likely all open 1 By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Officials at the US Army Corps of Kngineers office have revealed that all public parks in and around Canyon Lake will be open by 1 officials that much major repair work needs to be done at the facilities heavily damaged lj flood waters early this summer Since the rams corps officials have allowed high releases from Canyon Dam in an el fort to bring Canyon Lake level back to As of 10 this the outflow from Canyon Lake was 818 cubic feet per se The current we list as Cor expert i river enthusiasts said Jerry Brite of the local Corps of Engineers Until two weeks water was being released at A flow rate of 75o els or less is considered safe for the average tuber Corps officials said Monday the dry conditions the past few weeks along Die upper Guadalupe River have helped bring Canyon Lake to a more manageable Hy the lake should be below flood stage and the amount of water released Wijl be deter mined by downstream water said Ron Rufiennach of the Corps Fort Worth Heavy rains in June along the upper juadalupe River caused the lake to rise within a foot of the Since June with the excep tion of July 11 when rescue workers searched for a body lost in the Guadalupe the Corps has released water at maximum amounts to lower the lake The normal elevation for Ca nyon Lake is 909 feet above mean sea The lake level reached feet on June The spillway level is 943 The leve lof the reservoir Wednesday mor ning stood at eet above mean sea level with 831 cubic feet per second of water coming into the lake Evaporation is con officials four of the eight Corpsoperated parks along Ca nyon Lake remain closed after be ing underwater for more than a The majority of facilities are now out of but theyre still covered with silt and organic mat ter such as dry leaves and wood Brite State parks downstream and upstreain from Canyon Lake are said Bill director of programs for the southern parks region of the Texas Parks and Wildlife They had the advantage of water rising and falling back Brite said of the dif ference between conditions Canyon Lake and those at the state We had the disadvantage of water being retained in the reser voir for flood storage and conse quently taunting our parks a long period This place performed 100 per saii Qwr parks are to in Country Firefighters arrived at the South Seguin Street location with the structure already engulfed in Firefighters experienced low water pressure when as many as three hoses were attached to a single sixinch main that serves that That particular main was uncapable to provide the quantities of water needed to feed the apparatus hooked into officials Fire depart ment officials admitted losing about 10 minutes as they searched for lateral water lines to hook They were unaware of a 12inch main in stalled along Comal Street that paralleled the sixinch That report of low water pressure along with a recent story concerning low water pressure in Vista Village on Morningside Drive raised some questions about New Braunfels fire protection By all New Braunfels is serviced by a good water and fire protection See Its that time of year again as our three area football teams wind down preseason practice for the upcoming The HeraldZeitung will provide its annual Football tabloid this Sun day with previews and features of each of three along with rosters and schedules of district and nondistrict op Final scrimmages are Friday with Canyon hosting Bandera and Smithson Valley hosting West New Braunfels will be at Austins Burger Center to take on Austin Photo by Deryl Clark DPS forensics lab fire report pending Cause of a July 16 store term ed suspicious by local is still under investigation at the arson division oi the Department of Public Safety crime said a spokesman there New Braunfels Fire Marshal Klroy Friesenhahn Tuesday said local of ficials had not received any informa tion from DPS authorities and would not commit to a theory on the cause of the blaze that gutted Hill Country He would say only that the tire was The DPS crime lab spokesman in Austin said investigators have received about 10 samples from New Braunfels fire officials for examina tion an4 that a determination should bg forthcoming in two Samples were sent to the lab late last month and it is general knowledge because the Austin lab receives samples and data for ex amination from law enforcement agencies throughout the local authorities expect about a fourto sixweek wait for any findings or Hill Country Tire was in full when firemen early that Store propietor Richjrcl lost his entire inventory a sonal boat and auto which wa A customer also lost his The property an4 reportedly owned by a group investors headed by Mitchell Sac Fire of ficials atthf believed the fire flirted the gaggr of 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