Wednesday, July 19, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Pilot under investigation before crash into ocean FORT AP Two days before Thomas Roots mysterious 800mile a federal task force investigating him on suspi cion of running guns and a newspaper reported See Page 9 A Rangers outWitt the Red 81 ARLINGTON AP Bobby Witt grew up in the Boston area and rooted for the Red Sox as a kid but hed never beaten Boston in eight career That streak ended Tuesday night when the Texas Rangers righthander threw his first career See Page 10A New Braunfels Spicy summer salads with tonguetingling tastes Spicyhot salads with crispy crunch are just about perfect for warmweather Chockfull of bright vegetables and bursting with tonguetingling a surefire cure for wilting 9R See Page 1B 178 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeitung 3 377880 5126259144 July 1989 25 Cents Two 22 Pages City facing mandatory conservation By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels residents need to be aware of when they water lawns and gardens this week because the Edwards Aquifer is conti nuing to fall at an alarming rate and the City of New Braunfels could be in Stage III of the conservation plan by tomorrow The Edwards Aquifer measured at feet above mean sea level at the Panther Canyon test only of an inch away from the 621 feet above mean sea level mark that designates Stage III of the conser vation The aquifer has fallen feet since In Stage residents and businesses at evennumbered addresses can water only on Wednesdays and Lawns at oddnumbered residences and businesses can be watered only on Thursdays and Residents need to know that they can be fined up to for water in the street or watering on the wrong Mayor Doug Miller Violations of the water conservation ordi nance passed by City Council in June can result in fines up to Also included in Stage III activities are the voluntary conservation measures of Stage II such as careful use of all commer ical and industrial installation of water reduction watering the lawn only between 6 and 10 or 7 and 11 and restaurants not serving water except upon Residents are urged not to let water run onto the streets or Stage I activities include education prog coordination of activities among vari ous development of special water use provisions for recreation areas and tourist and general efforts to discourage waste and improve efficiency in the use of Residents also are asked to keep an eye out for any possible water The number to call of water waste is observed is Stage IV of the conservation plan will be implemented when the aquifer reaches 620 feet At that serious depletions in the Comal Springs will be At this the city manager and the mayor will implement these measures at their Added measures to the ones already in place will include prohibiting irrigation except for limited commerical use to preserve plant washing watering golf except for the early morning irrigation of nonfire fighting use of fire hydrants and use of water for See Page 2A Good day Its another but a cool front tonight will bring a welcome The high today will reach 103 degrees with an overnight low of 75 The cool front will bring increasing clouds and a chance for thunder storms tonight and Under cloudy skies the high will reach 96 On the high will reach 94 Inside DEAR 13B TV Stammtisch Officials look for S A woman Officials from County Sheriffs Department and the Army Corps of Engineers continue their search today for the body of a San Antonio woman who presumedly drowned Saturday in Canyon Aurora of San Antonio was boating with two other women off the north shore of Canyon Lake Saturday evening when they decided to go As they the boat began to drift The three women tried to swim to the but Elyas went underwater approximately and never Detective Dennis Kocpp said Elyas probably became exhausted and could not swim to the Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz reported Wednesday that the depart ment and the Corps of Engineers were doing surface checks today to try and recover the With the start of school just around the the Comal County Health Nurse encourages parents to start immunizing their Now is an excellent time for parents in all areas of the county to be sure their childrens immunizations are up to said Shel Those who need immunizations before school resumes in August and who wait until then to obtain them will face long lines at the health depart Adults also need a booster shot for every 10 Immunization clinics for the public are every Wednesday at the health department located on the second floor of the Comal County Courthouse from 9 to 11 and 1 to 4 No appointments are made for this Appointments for immunization of 2 to 12 months of can be made by contacting the department approximately one month in advance of the needed Residents of the Canyon Lake and Bulverde areas can schedule appointments for the special clin ics in their areas by contacting the health These clinics are on the third Firday of evennumbered months at the jus tice of the peace office in Saltier and the third Friday of odd numbered months at the Commun ity Service Center in The next satlelite clinic will in Bulverde July Parents of children enrolling in school for the first time are espe cially encouraged to take advan tage of this opportunity to obtain the necessary booster shots for their Appointments are necessary for these Fees for immunizations are children less than 4 years of age total fee per visit all older children and adults total fee per visit TB testing When youre a there is always something for you to And the things you do can give you a feeling of satisfaction you may have never experienced Our need is ever increasing for volunteers who are willing to answer a bake a go on an outing with the SM 2A Hays County joins lawsuit Hays County has officially announced its role as a plaintiff in the lawsuit filed by the Guadalupc Blanco River Authority seeking reg ulation of pumping from the Edwards Aquifer by the Texas Water In a petition filed in Hays commissioners court stated it was supporting the declaratory judgement filed by GBRA June This is strictly a verbal support of petition in that we support their said Patsy public information officer for Hays In the the Hays County commissioners court states the county has a justifiable interest the law suit for several One such rea son is the Edwards Aquifer is being intercepted by unregulated diversions from the wells before the water reaches the San Marcos Another reason cited by Hays County officials is these well with drawals have increased during the last 25 In well withdrawals came to approximately acre In well withdrawals equalled only about acre Environmental protection also is a concern in the Continuous flows from the springs arc needed for environmental reasons as well as for water supply reasons at and downs tream of the springs in the river sys in the adjacent coastal and in the San Antonio Bay and Estuary which receive freshwater flows from See Page 2A Edwards directors to consider lawsuit The Edwards Underground Water District board of directors will consid er taking action today on a lawsuit filed by the GuadalupeBlanco River The board will meet at 4 in the distrists office at 1615 Marys in San Antonio to discuss possible action in the lawsuit which seeks to give the Texas Water Commission control over pumping rights from the Edwards GBRA filed the lawsuit June 15 in Hays County after the 71st Legisla ture failed to work out differences between the two opposing sides of a proposed mangement River authority officials maintain that the desired result of the lawsuit will be the same as if the legislation had In the GBRA states the aquifer is an underground river and a tributary of the Guadalupe Because TWC has control over sur face water and the GBRA believes TWC should have control over the GBRA General Manager John Specht said anyone who owns a well or pumps water from the aquifer can be named a party in the Plain tiffs will support the idea that the aquifer should be monitored by TWC See Page 2A Board to decide rangers contract The Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors will meet tonight to discuss renewing the river rangers conuacts and law enforcement for the upcoming Labor Day The WORD board will conduct its regular meeting at in the Justice of the Peace office in Also on the agenda are a budget report and a report from the public relations Assembling picnic packets filled with utensils and napkins at the Developmental Training Center with center Director Tom second from clients Mark Louis staff member Amzie and Fred Photo by Deryl Clark Local center planning dance to raise funds Its a service that isnt needed until its needed and because of the Comal County Mental Health Men tal Retardation Center often has a tough time raising additional money to Funded by the Texas Department of Mental Health Mental the local center also receives money from the United Way of Comal County former ly Community Those funds pay for items such as staff salaries and the medications used at the Mental Health In the local clinic spent on medications said Director Susie Battle What is expected of the community is to provide operating BattleLedford Money for the programs and a place to have an We need that It takes a lot to run this The caseload at the local Mental Health an outpatient clinic of the San Antonio State cur rently is It has been as high as Each the six staff members deal with at least 30 phone calls from area residents needing Persons served at the clinic must fit one of the four priority groups to be seen The priorities include persons leaving a psychiatric persons who have been hospital sometime in the persons who have not been hospitalized but have been diag See Page 2A School board approves plan for helping 4atrisk students The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees approved the implementation of the Helping One Student to Succeed program for Carl Schurz Elementary School during a regular meeting HOSTS is based on three strategies to help atrisk students succeed early intervention and parent In a report to the NBISD Elementary Education Director Linda Schlather stated that reading is an ear ly stepping stone to success and that individualized attention has been proven to raise confidence and academic HOSTS involves community vol unteers working onetoone with at risc students to improve their reading and their chances for The intervention program takes advantage of proven mentoring strate gies and training and a continuously updated and comprehensive database of more than instructional Schlather The program also includes instruc tional methods linked to the motiva tional level and learning styles of the We foresee this being very helpful across the broad Superin tendent Charles Bradbcrry The HOSTS program consists of a database and software with more than screened supplemental reading titles and copyrighted programs which link material references to reading Personnel from the HOSTS program tour the school and make a list of all available staff could ask the HOSTS corporation to do an analysis of a cer tain new instructional Schlather wrote in her If it meets the the material could be placed in the When the teacher is ready to pre pare the lesson plans for the students individual the teacher can go to the database and obtain suggested approaches to help the student achieve the desired Another factor of the program is which includes a three day workshop in which teachers are trained in mastery learning organization and management and software Teachers also are taught how to recruit and train volunteers who tutor the People make the difference with Bradberry You cant get any closer than The HOSTS corporation also pro vides a needs assessment of current resources the school has and HOSTS personnel make recom mendations of multisensory materials SM