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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 30, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Insurance board hears testimony on rate hike AUSTIN AP Consumers say homeowners insurance rates in Texas should but the insurance industry says they should go a The State Board of opening its rate hearing heard from both See Page 9 A Local volleyball teams streaking to Volleyfest Smithson Valley and New Braunfcls are all redhot heading into this weekends Fraulein Vollcyf All three teams earned nondistrict victories Tues day giving the schools a combined record of District 284A action begins next See Page 12A i Luscious desserts low in fat The buzz words of food con Food is a big topic as science shows us more Mnno New Braunfels 208 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS lZeituno S 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Wednesday Investigation leads to arrest Working on a the Coma Coun ty sheriffs office confiscated methamphetamihes and marijuana at a residence in the Stallion Springs Subdivision Tuesday afternoon send ing the message the sheriff is tough on We had some information they were selling quite said an investigator who asked not to be iden There was no indication they had been cooking Arrested were Helmut 54 Barbara Sue 45 and Diane Pearl of All three were charged with possession of methamphetamine under 28 ounces and possession of marijuana under 2 All remain in the Comal Countyjail in lieu of posting a Good day Partly cloudy and hot weather should carry New Braunfels into Labor Day Highs are expected in the upper 90s with lows in the mid to upper A less than 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms exists Inside 57B DEAR 14B 1214 A TV 10A 2A Stammtisch New Braunfels Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary quarterly meeting will be 4 at at Fire Station 2 on Loop All firefighters wives and members or non are For call The MidTexas Symphony Guild Board recently adopted a new Belle Program which will present 20 young ladies during an inter mission at the first symphony concert scheduled 1 at New Braunfels Civic Allgirls interested in the Belle Program must Have their names submitted by an active Guild or Society member by written nomi nation no later than Girls must be in the fifth grade not the first grade as was reported in Tuesdays paper in the Comal or New Braunfels school district and parents must join the Guild if they do not already If the response is over the selection committee will take into consideration post mark dates of nominations in making its final The purpose of the Belle Prog ram is to expose area youngsters to symphony orchestra to encourage them in the appreciation of the musical to involve them in community leadership through Symphony and Guild activities and to enourage more young families to join and partici pate in the Symphony and Sym phony In addition to being presented at the ikst the Belles will usher and be hostesses at the Childrens Concert the following and will be involved in various community functions throughout the as well as having their names included in several related Guild members will be receiv ing detailed nomination informa tion through the The com mitte encourages members to Page 2A bond This has been a lengthy investiga the investigator Weve been working probably about a month and a During the execution of the search issued by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Curly investigators confiscated approxi mately 4 grams of mcthamphctamines and a small quantity of The subdivision is located on Ranch Road Were out to show them we mean the investigator said about the members of the drug Its a way of putting a warning out to the public that the sheriffs department is not going to stand for any drugs in the Aquifer record The Edwards Aquifer level at the Panther Canyon test well dipped to its point last but todays measurement has blown mat mark Out of the Bill engineering assistant for New Braunfels said todays level of feet above mean sea level is the lowest recorded mark for trie test well in Last Wednes the aquifer dipped to feet City officials indicated they were going to wait before sending resi dents back into mandatory conserva tion because they have already reduced usage by Were still seeing conservation by the public on lessrestrictive mea City Manager Paul Grohman cant ask for anymore than what they arc already See Page 2A Visitors to Landa Park this morning look over the plaque explaining how ComaJ Springs are the largest in the southwestern portion of the but they couldnt tell that by looking at this nearly dry creek bed at the base of the hill of California Street where the springs emerge from the Edwards Under ground Aquifer and begin to flow into the Comal Riv The aquifer today dipped to its lowest level of the year and officials are urging continued water con Photo by Deryl Clark At the bargaining table Local officials discussing GBRA lawsuit settlement Officials in the Edwards Aquifer region are meeting at the negotiating table to settle a lawsuit filed by Guadalupc Blanco River and New Braunfcls Mayor Doug Miller said progress is being A closed meeting was conducted at the Edwards Under ground Water District headquarters in San Antonio Tues day to discuss the which seeks to have the aquifer named an underground stream and be subject to regulation by the Texas Water Representatives from New San San Antonio River Authori San Nucces River Authority and other parties were present to discuss a possible Were making Miller Were all hold ing the spirit of and the lines of communica tion are Reports indicate another similar mecling was held 23 at the EUWD office in San The lawsuit was filed in Hays County District Court June 15 after the 71st Legislature failed to hammer out a water management plan for the Edwards GBRA maintains uncontrolled pumping from aquifer is threaten ing the critical habitats of several endangered species in the Comal and San Marcos GBRA called for state regulation of pumping by the Texas Water Hays County District Court officials said the suit was moved to a federal court in Austin because several parties that would be affected by any decision on the lawsuit are agencies of the A representative from District Judge James Nowlins where the suit has been said when an agency of the federal government is involved as a party to a the litiga tion must be in the federal court The talks come on the heels of a threat by GBRA to file another lawsuit in federal court seeking enforcement of the Endangered Species The 1973 federal act protects species such as the San Marcos and blind San Marcos fountain darter and Texas wild rice See Page 2A 1989 25 Cents Two 22 Pages Tiny salamander Biologists discover species in springs By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer A tiny salamander not observed in Comal Springs for several years was found in the local springs by Southwest Texas Slate University officials Glen Longlcy of the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center and Bobby Whitesidc of the aquatic biology department at SWT traveled to New Braunfels Friday and obtained nearly 10 samples of the San Marcos salamander which had not been confirmed to be living in the Comal Springs since the drought of This is not a blind Longley It is a surface spring The San Marcos salamander was first noted in the Comal Springs by a California student working on his dis sertation on salamanders of the Edwards The were noted back in the but it was never pub lished Longley We found reference to that collection and called Of course he was a profes sor at the and we found out where he collected Longley and Whiteside collected the salamanders near the spring run ning by the We wouldnt want the public to think they can go and collect Longley We have permits to collect The San Marcos salamander is listed as a threatened species by the Department of Interior and Unlawful collection or poaching of the species could result in fines Longlcy said the salamander prob ably went down iiuo the springs to survive when spring fiow halted in You make a difference UNITED Council approves ordinance to slow doortodoor salesmen By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer New Braunfcls residents now have some ammunition for highpressure doortodoor salesman a no soliciting City Council unanimously approved the which puts the burden of allowing solicitors on personal property in the hands of the properly The ordinance basically prohibits soliciting at a home or business where it is posted No said Safe City Commission Director Don Where those signs are soliciting is The Commission became involved in the push for the ordinance after residents began expressing concerns about highpressure solicitors roam ing the Persons who dont want solicitors on their property can post a No Soli citing sign at their If a salesperson violates that the property owner can call the police department and press With out the the property owner cant press Police officers wont specifically be patrolling neighborhoods looking for The ordinance describes a solicitor as any or corporation who may be traveling from place to place to sell or attempt to sell or take See Page 2A Association buys river water to settle dust on race track City of New Braunfels employee Albert Aguilar and fellow crew mem bers today installed the three thermometers measuring the success of the 1989 United Way of Comal County fund drive which starts in Theme of the drive this year is You make a difference and the goal is to raise to help fund 23 area agencies and build up the emergency Many businesses throughout the coun ty are offering payroll deduction plans or persons can donate money For more call Way office at When the dust settles at Dutchman Downs race track this week its because of some conservationminded Com aJ County Fair Association members who have bought Guadalupe River instead of using treated to wet ihe An acre foot of raw river bought with a permit from the GuadalupeBlanco River will cost the association a An acre foot equals approxi mately The water is really negligible as far as cost even if you buy it from the said association President Tommy But its the conservation idea that were The association plans to rent a water truck this week to bring die water up the hill from Cypress Bend to the track located on Common Were planning to do that not only every year preparat ory to the but throughout the course of the year so that we can offer better training facilities to the people who lease our he Well use the street out hauling the water from ihe riv er before we use up all the Zipp Thats a bunch of And thats a bunch of water not being taken from the declining Edwards which supplies drinking water for Medina and Uvalde When you start soaking down a race it lakes gobs of water and realizing that and the condition of our Edwards we didnt want to do Zipp For one people throw rocks at us when we use that valuable water and it doesnt make good conservation sense either to use the Edwards water to soak down sand when we can get river water to do He said the track only has been watered once or twice this Our trainers over there gel so unhappy with running in the dusl and trying to uain those young he See
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