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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels M Wednesday 142 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY of John Hatful Hi HI June 1991 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeliung wishes happy birthday today to Robert Can dycc Rapp and Andrea Happy anniversary today to Danny and Marisa Oonzalcs and Martin and Carol Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Thursday concerts Concerts in the Park series con tinues at the Lancia Park Dance Slab at Thursday with an appearance by Johnny Pfeil and Orucnes a country The concerts are In conjunction with the the Wasscrfcst carnival will open Thursday for that night rides are The carnival is located on the Wurstfcst grounds and will be in operation from 6 to Childrens food and beverages will be The carnival will continue from 6 to 10 Friday and 10 to 10 Saturday as part of Was For more call the Wurstfcst office at Parade meeting Planners of the Fourth of July Home Troops parade in New Braunfels will conduct another meeting with participants at 7 Thursday at Knights of Columbus Hall on Landa Organizers Cheryl Scott and Wilton Warnecke encourage rep rcscntalivCs of every civic organi zation and service club to attend and invites all interested individu The group is seeking Desert Storm and Vietnam veterans to ride in floats or march in the para Also sought is a sponsor to decorate the necessary The parade is but a portion of the days which will start with a patriotic include entertainment and conces sions and conclude with a fire works Rummage sale On Our Lady of Per petual Help Catholic Church will sponsor a unique dualbenefit rum mage sale in the church Funds for the church will be raised through the rental of tables and 10by8foot spaces at a cost of Participants can make money for themselves by what they To reserve a call 6253534 or drop by the church office at 138 Austin The sale will be from 8 to 4 Saturday and is open to the Food bank thanks food bank Saturday will celebrate its third anniversary and honor its volunteers with a coffee from 10 to noon at its 165 Coll Street Partici pating agencies and donors are especially invited to come Office hours a weekday from 1 to 4 For more call Home schooling Home Schooling Day activities are scheduled from 11 to 3 Saturday at the Anthony Convent in San The sponsored by Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Home School and users of its is under the direction of Janice Babysitting is SM 2A Good Day Higlw near lows near 75 and humid conditions punctuated with a slight chance for rain are forecast for today and most of the work For weather see Page Intldt DEAR 4B PRIME TV Approval of park plans urged ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Tues day unanimously recommended the City Council accept the final draft of the master plan for recreational uses of property adjacent to Landa The only change in the final prop revised as requested by city offi is the addition of a series of or from the edge of the existing concrete embankment along the Comal while the remaining visible edge of the embankment will be covered with Dennis land architect with Dunkin and Associates of told the This really would be a neat feature for the if you can imagine get ting on this thing and walking along the canal and looking down upon this the the ducks and seeing the Sims At the same were trying to achievepur objective of or that When fully the park also will include a botanical garden with possible garden club large and small picnic two pedest rian bridges over the canal to Landa 150 parking terraces and and extension of the train tracks from Landa The 18acre which the city is leasing from the Lower Colorado Riv er Authority for 50 years at no is located west of the canal from Landa just north of Landa This plan is not going to happen Its not going to be built in one In my the best way is to implement this plan is to do in stages and come to an understanding with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and use their referring to the possibility of state LCRA required the city to develop the master plan so improve ments will be said David director of the Parks and Recreation That is a small investment for 18 acres of property in the center of Whatley The master plan is a guide to iden tify appropriate uses for each part of See Page 2A Grant funds given Teen Connection By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor The Comal County Juvenile Resi dential Supervision and Treatment known as Teen Con nection has been awarded a federal grant for its runaway youth Phil Gramm Nancy executive director of Teen Connection said the grant awarded is the extension of a three year grant tfie center received when it was first starting Every year you have to compete again because if you are not doing the job that they have paid you to do then your not going to be she We have been on this grant since we first This was the first major grant tliat we received to open the The funding will be provided by the Department of Health and Human Services under the Runaway and Homeless Youth which has an objective of addressing the imme diate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their Last Ney said the boys and girls shelter at Teen located at 1414 San Antonio helped more than 200 Teen Connection offers temporary shelters for youngsters aged 10 to 17 who have run away from been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect or have been placed there because of a family We only have the kids for 30 days so you cannot totally change their lives but you can begin the process and plant the seed that later on may grow and you know youve made a Ney Teen Connection also runs a thrift conducts counseling sessions for parents and children and sponsors a number of other For more Information about the programs call Teen Connection at Dennis a landscape architect with Dunkin and Associates of discusses the master plan for development of 18 acres of property adjacent to Landa Park with the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Photo by Mark Warnken Board members tour glassbottom boat ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer New Braunfels Parks and Recrea tion Advisory Board members exa mined the citys new glassbottom boat at Landa Park As the last item on the agenda of Tuesdays the board traveled to the paddle boat area for the 20mi nute tour around the Landa Lake but a problem with the electric motor kept the boat docked for the first time in its two weeks of local After parks officials boarded and looked over the Parks and Recreation Director David Whatley said about people have ridden the glassbottom boat since tours started during the Memorial Day Everybody down here really likes the but so far we havent quite had the people we said Aquatics Superintendent Tim who expects word of planned signs in the and radio and bro chure advertising to soon boost its The boat carries a maximum of 22 and groups are generally taken out as On the boat leaves about every half but battery power limits the number of trips the boat can make before being recharged Dean Passengers sit with their backs against each side of the retangular leaning forward against a rail to look through the part of the flat bottom of the The tour includes lots of snails and underwater Dean Items the passengers find interesting are the springs and the underwater tombstone of local Guides continue to research and polish the dialogue for the Rides normally cost for adults and for but during Wass er Fest this weekend everyone can ride for Whatley Tours are conducted between noon and 5 The city of New Braunfels in March traded use of a water weed harvesting machine to Aquarena Springs in San Marcos in exchange for use of a glassbottom What ley The harvester had been idle because a burgeoning snail population has started eating weeds around Land As part of the each party is for repairing its own Dean If the harvester breaks down in San then New Braunfels city workers must fix The boat operated all day Tuesday before breaking down as it was being prepared for the parks boards Dean who planned to call Aquarena Springs Wednesday morn ing about repairing the electric EUWD effort finding water leaks Meeting without the anticipated open forum are New Braunfels Inde pendent School District Superintendent Charles Bradberry and board from Bob Margie Dick Rcoinett and Nayo Photo by Robert Stewart Forum stirs no interest NBISD discusses bills By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The forum was open but no one hud anything to The New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustees opened its ears to open forum for the first time Tuesday night but there was no public input from the 20 people in After returning from executive ses Board President Bob Self announced at that if anyone wanted to speak that they could go ahead and sign He repeated the announcement about five minutes When no one expressed an inter est in the board moved on to other The main item of business that the board dealt with was trying to get a grip on House Bill 2885 and how it modifies Senate Bill Assistant Superintendent for Finance Lonnie Curtis has been attending meetings in Austin about the plan and explained the latest interpretations to the This bill was an attempt to clear up but I think it did just the opposite and further confused the Curtis He added that in meetings this week he has heard sev eral different interpretations of the There are two important dates coming up June 15 and August Curtis June 15 is the date of a court test due to a lawsuit filed by wealthy school districts that will determine if the new system as set up by the legis lature is It is also the time by which school districts are to begin setting up the County wide Edu cation Districts CED by selecting board In Comal NBISD will select two members and the Comal 1SD will select the other CED board members must be school board trustees who will then serve dual NBISD will pick their CED rep resentatives at their next regular meet ing if the plan is still in TEverything in this CED has to be done according to the I mean Sw ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer A nearly complete project of New Braunfels Utilities and the Edwards Underground Water District is stop ping the daily leaking of hundreds of thousands of gallons of water from mains From February 1990 to May water district employees surveyed about 250 miles of water main using a van with hightech listening equipment that amplifies the sound of water escaping pressurized A total of 279 ranging in size from large to were discov To NBU has repaired about concentrating on the worst The water district estimates NBU water savings at million gallons per based on the flow rate once the leaking mains were exposed for But the actual loss before the pipes were disturbed and uncovered for repair likely is somewhat according to Roger NBU director of technical The community typically consumes between 6 million and 14 million gal lons daily depending on the time of he The district offers the service free to cities that request it on a firstserve but currently theres a long waiting The water district previously completed similar leak detection projects in San Universal City and but New Braunfels survey was the most successful based on the number and volume of the leaks Morris New Braunfels Utilities has been very aggressive in fixing the said Kelly water district After its not the number of leaks that you find thats its the number that you Water main leaks are difficult to but the problem is Morris Reducing water loss in A total of 279 rang ing in size from large to were the Edwards Underground Water Dis trict city by city will help protect the aquifer by reducing water she The mains arent leaking in such an area thai the water will be diverted for Morris Its like opening up a and running it on a with the water going Nobodys getting the bene fit of that water at Getting those leaks fixed means that much more water available for you and NBUs 21 water and sewer depart ment maintenance workers followed the survey crew during the course of the repairing leaks in addition to their other An NBU water and sewer inspector was assigned to assist the water district Biggers I hope every city over the Edwards Aquifer takes advantage of this prog Biggers The vast majori ty of the leaks they found were unde tectable by visual meaning they never We found one eightinch main in the Mission Oaks area that was completely The equipment also pinpointed leaks in water lines running under the river that could not have been discov ered he As a result of the New Braunfels Utilities will see reduced water pumping but its too soon to estimate the exact Biggers When the water district finishes surveying each Biggers expects the service will be available to smaller cities that cant afford the equipment for ongoing waterleak detection
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