Wednesday, April 14, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Her a IdZe Ull April Serving Comal County Home of Preston Stoats 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 103 Lawmakers tour water facility By ROSE MARIE EASH Members of the Texas House of Representatives Natural Re sources Committee toured the Comal Springs and the New Braunfels Utilities water treat ment facility Monday as part of a factfinding tour in preparation for meeting legislative deadlines imposed by a federal When you sit up in you hear about these but you dont see said Doug water representative for Comal the city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Chairman David Counts was trying to get his committee mem bers handson experience with the Edwards from east to Miller The group of water specialists and local government officials toured the San Marcos springs early in the day and moved on to sites in San Hondo and Officials on the tour included County Judge Carter Casteel New Braunfels Mayor Clinton Brandt Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce president Tom Purdum Bob NBU general manager Gene Morn president of the NBU board of directors and Craig Hollmig of the Edwards Under ground Water which included the Natural Resources Committee David Counts DKnox City Fred Bosse DHouston Bob Turn er DVcss Diane vice chair man of the San Antonio Water System and consultants and staff The Third Annual Great New Braunfels Duck Race will be held April 25 on the Congo River at Schlitterbahn Water The event is sponsored by the Comal County Unit of the American Cancer Society to support cancer educational programs and patient Tickets are available at McKenna Memorial local Cancer Society board members and the Class markets medallions for Earth Day By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung Environmentally aware New Braunfels residents will want to get an New Braunfels High School Xtinctable to wear on Earth The Applied Economics fifth period class will be selling the medallions honoring the endan gered species of Comal Springs at Thursdays Club held at at the New Braun fels The class formed a corporation to sell the Xtinctables in honor of Earth Day as a Junior Achievement As part of the the stu dents conducted research for their raised capital through the sale of stock and produced the The students are selling the product and maintain company records like real The student company is for Pro tect and their product is a clay medallion imprinted with the endangered species of Comal The idea for the medallion came from one worn by an exchange student many of the economics students had Everyone in the class con tributed to the companys product manufac turing process and marketing the students April said can do according to Sally the Economics teacher who super vises the Stephanie and Dawn remembered how to do it from art Stephen wrote the name The label was developed through a brainstorming session and the designs the salaman der and the fountain for were chosen from drawings done by the The medallions are made from clay thats stamped with the design and painted by the stu Theyre fired in the school kiln and by Dee Buck of Bucks Pottery in The medallions are strung on leather thongs and marketed to the environmentally aware for Residents can purchase the medallions at Thursdays NBHS Club Night or by calling Sally Students from New Braunfels High School work to create medallions In an Earth Day marketing Kingsbury at The problem has been that the market hasnt been the and most of the Junior Achievement corporations try to sell to the market thats Kingsbury The students havent been but the teachers have been very receptive and people whove seen them think its a real neat Since the initial capital was raised by selling shares to the students in the they will liquidate the company and share the profits when the project is NBU trustees discuss transfer of funds to city By QARY CARROLL HoraldZoltung Now Braunfols Utilities Board of Trustees met with the City Council Tuesday evening to dis cuss a possible increase in the annual fund transfer from NBU to the citys general The amount of NBUscontri bution is a calculation based on the amount of usnge by NBU cus The amount is paid to the city over a 12month The 199192 fund transfer was and the projected 199293 transfer is estimated nt according to Board President Gene Mornhin City Councilman Jnmes Gooelbrend said he felt the utilitys contribution to the city should be I dont feel like wo get the return on our investment thnt n municipnllyowncd utility de Goodbread I think its an earned income were not NBU officials said the current rate of one and one half mil lionths of one dollar per kilowatt hour was a generous contribu tion to the but NBU would be willing to negotiate an Morrihirvweg said an increase in the contribution to the city would necessitate an increase in the rates charged for water and sewer A rate change would ultimately be up to the council who are responsible for setting I dont feel like we get the return on our investment that a municipallyowned utility I think its an earned income were not James city councilman If we give you more money and raise our thats Mornhinwog the revenues from electric service compensate for part of the costs of providing NBU customers with water and sewer NBU Trustee Skip Stratemann said he would be willing to explore the possibili ties of increasing the contribu tion NBU paid to the city if the possibility of adjusting the water and sewer rates could be used to offset any loss NBU might Both the city council and the NBU board agreed the city bud get was NBU General Manager Robert Sohn said he felt the meeting provided both groups with a bet ter understanding of each oth ers I definitely think both are much better off being able to work together and talk about their Sohn And if there is something that we can do as a utility that is of the best interest of not only our customers but of our I think were going to do Luncheon to benefit area Teen Connection By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung The Church Women United of Comal County will hold their annual Spring Luncheon Friday to benefit the Teen The yearly fundraiser will be held at at the First United Methodist Tickets for the event are and are available at the First Protes tant Church office at 172 Coll The Teen Connection provides a variety of social and mental health services for Cornal County Among them are two licensed shelters one for boys and one for girls and an alternative which provides individual and group therapyfor 10 students from each school According to Conley Thomp executive director of Teen the organization con sists of a staff of about 35 man aged by a board of directors made up of community The nonprofit group also pro vides an art therapist who works with elementary school a thrift shop and a parenttrain ing which provides stu dent educational assessments at a low Conley the exec utive director of Teen will be the featured speaker at the The donation from the Church Women United luncheon will probably be put in Thompson In running shel the primary expenses are people and Its a very labor intensive Entertainment at the luncheon will be provided by soloist Kathy Crist executive director of the Hummel Talcott has a musters in music and has performed with the Dallas Sym phony Chorus and the Houston Grand Church Women United has a five year commitment to use its resources to work to eliminate the root causes of the poverty of women and Those interested in knowing more about the local chapter may call Betty at or Lois sec at Inside LOOKING WATER Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for a group of special people or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days happen See more Stammtisch on page Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Jonathan Belated Birthday wishes go to Jesse Iris Show The New Braunfels Iris Society will host its 28th Iris Show on April 17 froml5 at Wesley Hall of the First United Methodist Church at 527 San Antonio Those who grow irises are invitr ed to Each bloom stalk needs to be labeled with the correct and entries must be received before Bottles to hold irises dur ing the show will be Admission is Unicorn News Tune in to UNIC NEWS on Wednesday at 6 on TCI Channel Yvonne Gonzales and Ryan Smith anchor the New Braunfels High School news which features an exclusive interview with male Tejano entertainer of the Emilio Other segments spotlight the most special evening of the year Weather Tornado Watch The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Comal County and New Braunfels this morning through 11 Todays weather will be cloudy to partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of See page fflfflamromamroamgB