Sunday, April 18, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 18, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald 410 MO 16 SOWEST 2627 E YANDELL DR EL TX 79903 AprH Serving Comal County of Bill Woolley 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 106 Report a plus for call to save Comal Springs Students learn about ecological balance By GARY CARROLL HoraldZettung For New Braunfels school chil a project concerning the Comal Springs and the Comal River has been more than a assignment it has been a practical learning experience in The Schlitterbahn Waterpark is sponsoring its What the Comal Springs Mean to Our Communi ty contest in the hopes that school children involved will learn about the unique ecological bal ance of the as well as of ways to conserve the vital natur al Students participating in contest submitted projects to Schlitterbahn and the projects will be judged and the winning entries from each school will be announced April Winners will be awarded with oneday waterpark H The projects will be displayed at the main entrance of the waterpark during Schlitterbahns opening weekend April 24 and the contest was about more than just competing and It taught the children about the natural resources in the It taught us we need to recycle more so well have enough for the and we shouldnt waste said Frazier Elementary School fifthgrader Glenn We shouldnt pollute the water because when we get older it wont be very Chris also a fifth grader at said it is impor tant to preserve the aquifer and the surrounding environment for the future of Comal Students participated in the project as a part of a learning unit on conservation and the Students at Frazier made relief maps of the area complete with working water Memorial Elementary School students drew murals and collected 70 onegal lon milk jugs to represent the average amount of water each person uses in one Students from Lone Star School created a project concerning the wildlife and plant life in the Residents ride The Serpent at the Mighty Thomas Carnival Friday The which fin ishes its run at the Comal County Fairgrounds was sponsored by Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Photo by Karla By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung A New Braunfels water repre sentative said the Fish and Wildlife Service strengthened the local position on keeping the Comal Springs flowing with a report released This couldnt have come at a better Doug water representative for Comal the city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels This is aquifer week in the leg Monday at 2 the Senate Natural Resources Com mittee will look at the aquifer Miller It reinforces the urgency to accomplish a man agement system for the Miller said a copy of the Fish and Wildlife spring flow determinations for the San Mar cos and Comal Springs was received by Ann Richards The most significant parts of the report have to do with the consequences of enforcement of the Endangered Species Because the Endangered Species Act requires that federal agencies ensure their activities are not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of criti cal the Fish and Wildlife Service suggested that the more than 30 agencies whose activities result in the withdraw al of water from the Edwards Aquifer enter into formal consul tation with the federal agency to determine how their actions may affect any listed species of critical The service will then issue a biological opinion and possibly an incidental statement permitting the agency to or listed species if they comply with the appropriate terms and con According to the Based on the loss of vegetation in 1989 and 1990 in Comal Springs asso ciated with damage by the ramshorn the service believes that take currently begins to occur in the Comal ecosystem at 200 cubic feet per We would like to see the Texas Water Commission have oversight responsibili ty with some regional entity over the entire Edwards Doug Millar Water representative If effective control of the giant ramshorn snail could be spring flow levels ibuld be reduced to 150 cfs without resulting in take of the foun tain Flows below 150 cfs result in loss of surface area which correlates with loss of fountain darter The report also said issuance of an incidental take permit would be predicated on the need for the State to designate an enti ty that has regulatory jurisdic tion over ground water with drawal from the entire Edwards We would like to see the Texas Water Commission have over sight responsibility with some regional entity over the entire Edwards said The service said in the report that without state action to man age the of the Edwards thefedCTal gov ernment will have to step up its involvement in resolution of endangered and threatened species issues relative to water withdrawal for the According to the Our preliminary assessment indicates the scope of Federal involvement in the Edwards Aquifer region may be If Federal programs are deter mined to be jeopardizing the con tinued existence of endangered species or resulting in destruc tion or adverse modification to critical significant steps will have to be taken to alter the programs so as to remove jeop ardy to the means any federally funded program is at said Its incumbent upon everyone in this region to resolve this Funding for military installa and agriculture could be he Clubs team to sponsor car swap Jim Clifton of the Comal County Sheriffs Department shows off a 1969 Corvette to be auctioned at the By DAVID SULLENS HeraldZeitung Final preparations are under way for an event expected to draw hundreds of old car buffs to New Braunfels late this The New Braunfels Swap Car Show and Car which will run Friday through Sunday at the Comal County is sponsored by the New Braunfels Rotary Club and the New BraunfelsArea Car New Braunfels dentist Fred a member of both said it appears about 250 vendors will set up on the fairgrounds during the The event will open to the public at 7 Willard and will remain open until 10 meet will reopen at 7 Saturday The Car Show is set to start at 10 Offered at auction at 2 Saturday will be a 1969 Corvette confiscated by the Comal County Sheriffs Department in connection with a drug The winners of the Car Show will be announced after the Vendors already registered for the meet are from throughout the United with one coming from Great Swap meet spaces are and can be purchased on the day of the For those interested should call Barney Calvert at The Car Corral portion of the meet permits anyone interested in selling a car to display it for a Willard said about 100 cars are expected to be shown in the car show portion of the threeday Anyone wishing to show a car will be required to pay a entry Admission to the event is Inside Stammtisch Lotto I f Mf f The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtischrepresents a sit ting place reserved for a group of special a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days See more Stammtisch on page Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Liz Jody Michelle Renee Raymond Steven Kay Lauren Bryann Dominguez and Dan Belated Birthday wishes go to Gregory Handy Louis Vollbrecht and Ruth Anniversary wishes go to Joe and Elva DeLeon and George and Janet WalkAThon The New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens Club is sponsoring a WalkAThon 24 today to benefit the Ander son Cancer Research Center in The WalkAThon will be held in the Landa 4H Health Fair The Comal County 4H Clubs will be sponsoring a Health Fair Method Demonstration Day 15 today at the WestPoint Peppercll Mill Store Each club will have informational booths set up on healthrelated Winning numbers AUSTIN Here 3fo results of Lotto Texas winning numbers drawn last by the Texas Lottery 1322215 13033 Estimated Lotto Texas jack pot million