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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Canyon boys lone local See Page 11A lew Braunfels 234 707 Landa New Texas 377880 5126259144 Zeituno O 077 oom coc ni Wednesday December 25 Cents Two 26 Pages First Baptist Church o Canyon Lakeis having a Birthday Party or Jesus Dec 11 starting at 7 The party celebrates the true meaning o Christmas and will begin at 7 or youngsters in first through sixth grades At p m parents will join their children tor a play which will be acted out by the youth of the church After the birthday cake and other refreshments will be The church is located in Horseshoe Kails Estates off KM For more information or call the church at 43457 Want to do something special for that someone on your list Lambda Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma 1hi is sponsoring Santagrams of Christmas songs and pomsetlias Orders will be taken from i through Costs are or a Christmas carol and Slu for the song and Rower The Santa grams will bo delivered from y a m to y p m Dec through To place your call Anglea at or Myra The New Braunfels Art League in offering a lo percent holiday dis count at the league s gallery in Walnut Square shopping center The gallery is open through Saturday from U a m to p m Some of items include paintings pottery and crafts The oiks at WursKesi Association approved a scholarship trust during their general meting Ocl and ratstd during the annual festival Many businesses in town supported the project And the Umas ami upas certainly did their part Ixxjkmg for something unusual tu do Buy the Society of New Brauntels some of the dry Ivxnl or puppies kittens dogs and The society runs the shelter as a 1x111 pnifu organisation and on from the community to help mi the i animals it shelters each year For more information on helping out cal Debbie Holt at The annual Advent Vespers hv New Braunfeis Music Study Club will at p iii at Kinl Baptist Church The mass ed comumty chonis will hv Melitta Faieh and by Joanne Ixmmon The public is inv to the in spirational concert An offering will Utaken or the Music Mudv tlub activities and scholarships to high MIHKI 23 shopping days to Christmas Looks like the old winter wonderland is out o the pic at least for a while anyway This afternoon s temperatures will top out around 75 and tonight will be fair and cool with a low of about 45 The Menu CLASSIFIED 911B CROSSWORD 3A DEARABBY 3A EDUCATION 7A KALEIDOSCOPE 1 4B 14A A van was parked under a carport and was heavily damaged Photo by Deryl Clark Fire sweeps through Comal Inn Residents escape gas leak danger Residents near the 700 block of Coma Street escaped danger early this morning when a natural gas pipe was broken in their neighborhood Wesley Meyer of the New Braunfels Fire Department said ap parently someone had ran into the above ground gas monitoring station on Comal Street He said the metal guard surrounding the station was smashed and a halfinch pipe was allowing gas to escape The residents smelled a very strong odor of gas and they couldnt find where it was coming from so they called Meyer He said Entex officials had the gas leak stopped shortly after arriving at the Fire department officials also responded to the scene NBU board okays and purchases Fire raged through the motel units before firemen arrived A fire that swept through two motel rooms and a storage room early Tuesday morning has been termed accidental The fire at Comal 490 81 caused an estimated in New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker said it appeared the fire had been burning for some time before the first alarms were received around We are ruling it as of now ac cidential Baker said We have pretty much ruled out wiring as a possible cause and are looking at possibly a cigarette The motel units were engulfed in flames when the first fire truck arriv ed A third motel unit sustained minor damage A van parked under a carport w as totaled Fire officials responded with two a ladder truck and two am bulances No injuries were reported According to a man was staying in one of the possibly the room where the fire One guest of the motel said this mor ning that the occupant walked up See PageJA The New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees Monday approved the pur chase of more than worth of property and More than half of an acre was pur chased for an elevated storage tank north of the WalMart distribution center Along with the more than two acres of permanent easement and three acres in tem porary easement were The property transactions which will increase the water service in the area near Kohlenberg Road will cost Also purchased Monday was just less than an acre near County Line Road along with permanent and tem porary The land package near County Line Road will cost NBU An elevated storage tank will be built on the City officials discuss protection of aquifer Absentee voting strong in bond election Absentee voting is going strong at the New Braunfels Independent school District for a proposed million bond issue Axut 5o people have IMS absentee ballots since voting began Nov said Ixmnie Curtis NBISDs assis superintendent or finance and election coordinator Have ballots have I iten mailed to upon re quest Its not anything staggering but they re coining in pretty steady and 1 it will pick up this Cur t is said Itegistered voters can avoid the election day rush by casting their absentee ballot during working hours weekdavs until Dec 8 at the lion Center at 4ki W Mill St Voters are deciding the fate of a proposed bond issue if approv will fund construction of a new elementary school and expansion to other schools in the district The first proposition facing voters would allocate SJ yj million for building a new elementary school to relieve crowding at Memorial Primary School and Carl Schurz Klementary School Also Proposi tion 1 would fund improvements at Ume Star and converting a gyn masium to classrooms at Seele Klementary School The second proposition would allow a bond issue of for im provements at New Braunfels High including construction of 13 new classrooms Proposition would issue in bonds for purchasing land for future school By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer San Antonio is taking the lead in an effort to protect the Edwards Aquifer and ensure the water supply for Cen tral Texas But that city needs cooperation from New Braunfels and the surrounding That was the message San Antonio City Councilman Weir Labatt gave local city council members and the New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees Tuesday at the Civic He presented the group with a report outlining certain steps local cities should implement to prevent the degradation of the 1 guess what weve addressed here are the quality he adding that a study and the subse quent report grew out of controversy that broke out last spring when developers made plans for major construction over the aquifers recharge zone At that business people were completely at odds with en It was a war Labatt said He added that through a rational study of the significance of protecting the once adversarial factions developed mutual goals The resulting report outlines a number of ways the aquifer can be protected The most significant of those being the close monitoring of sewage regulation of hazardous waste transportation and commercial development in the aquifers sensitive The report also encourages all counties in the aquifer area to adopt septic tank monitoring The cornerstone of this whole thing is that we do nothing to allow the degradation of water Labatt City officials accepted San An tonios recommendations and pro mised to review them to determine how they might fit into local regula NBU officials pointed out that local sewage treatment plants already are in reasonably good shape and will im prove when recently funded renova tions are Labatts presentation in New Braunfels was one of a number scheduled throughout the aquifer area which extends from Kinney County to the west through Uvalde and Comal and Hays San with the largest population relying on the on ly controls some 8 percent of the aquifers recharge That where water infiltrates into the large underground is particulary significant in regard to protecting the See Page2A Sweet secrets Cheer Fund to provide holiday feast More contributions for the an nual Cheer Fund are needed to make the holidays brighter for AKI area The HeraldZeilung with the Na tional Guard and Community Ser vice Center sponsor the Cheer Fund drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families in the New Braunfels The goal in 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners or 200 families in the area who might not other wise be able to enjoy a holiday feast So that means that more than must be collected before 18 Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper office The HeruldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Contribu tions are laxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Texas For more informa tion or to arrange for pickup of call Carol A very at 625 9144 The total now stands at with contributions Tuesday from Wesley and Minnie adn Mrs Glenn Adeheid Miss Linden N New Braunfels Newcomers and anonymous donations of and Santa Glaus was the big hit during Tuesdays downtown lighting ceremony on Main Youngsters lined up to give the jolly oJe elf an earful of holiday Santa arrived downtown aboard a fire truck in a procession led by Canyon Middle School marching
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