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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels Herald I I ill May Serving Comal County Home of Scott Watson 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 121 Heavy rain hits county By ROSE MARIE EASH Heavy Wednesday resulted in the evacuations of some residents along the Guadalupe River and played havoc with motorists through out the county as the water The New Braunfels Police Department evacuated three areas in New accord ing to John We evacuated the Crestlane and Hillcrest Sleepy Hol low and the Rio Drive including the NB RV park under the Guadalupe River Wommack The Civic Cen ter WES opened as a Danen chairman of the American Red Cross in Comal Weve been on standby and will be until about 9 unless something elsecomes We chose the Civic Center for a shelter at this time because we had quick We have Peter and Paul if we need more Brinkkoeter said most fami lies evacuated had gone directly to local family members and friends and had not utilized the Red Cross officials had planned to remain throughout the night if rain started again before 9 or there was a strong chance that the weather would deteriorate during the The rain is pretty widespread throughout the snid County Engineer Tom All the usual low water cross ings are My crews have pulled one car out Purgatory Road near the Hays County Hornseth said the flooding appeared to be heaviest in the Sattler and New Braunfels Sandy Comal Inder pendent School District public information said distfict schools closed at about and the buses were attempting to get students All the buses have radios and are in constant Jack son Some buses are having v V High waters prevented residents and utility workers from crossing the road near Huaco Springs Wednesday Thursdays forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of showers or with a high in the low 80s and southeast winds near 15 Photo by Karla trouble getting through and those kids will be taken back to The district will have someone available at the schools until all the kids have gotten Bobbie Hasert at the Texas Department of Transportation reported multiple incidents of water over the state Our biggest problem at the moment is Farm to Market said Bobbie Hasert at the Texas Highway Department at about 6 We think theres been a washout on 1863 just east of the Cibolo between Farm to Market 3009 and the first low water crossing possibly a 10 maybe on the Hasert said there was some difficulty with radio communica so he was unsure of the exact nature of the problem at the The troad was flooding at thjeCbmalCfeekJlow water crossing and the Cibolo low water Hasert said officials had received informa tion from the Boeme area that a fourtosix foot surge of water had been Hasert also reported water on the roads at the intersection of Highway 46 and Farm to Market on Farm to Market 3009 near Natural Bridge on Farm to Market 483 near the WalMart Distribution on Farm to Market 1044 near Marion and various other loca New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Circulation Manager Carol Avery said some newspaper carriers washed the road and were stranded in places wherethey couldnt get We couldnt get anywhere on River Avery Gar den Ridge didnt get papers because the carrier was stuck in Schoenthal Avery also reported problems making paper deliveries in Bul verde and on Hueco Springs No ones calling and com They understand the situation and know theyll get their papers said Edwards bill will preserve spring flow Judge says new legislation will keep control local Staff and wire report AUSTIN A Texas senator is pushing a bill to require a permit and possibly a fee to pump water from the Edwards Aquifer and a county official says it is better to have control at a local Ken DVicto said Wednesday his bill would rectify a court order to reduce pumping from the 176milelong resorvoir to protect the hnbiints of endangered Water taken from the under ground Edwards Aquifer would be regulated by a sliding bench Armhrister My understanding yesterday was that it has a 6050 shot at said County Judge Carter Its better to have local We prefer that the legislature pass but if they dont we have a hackup federal protection of the spring Beginning June pump ing from the which pro vides San Antonio with its drink ing would be limited to acrefeet of water for each calender year through under the That is equal to about 160 billion Beginning pump ing would be limited to acrefeet of or about 140 billion gallons of according to the Armbrister said the Edwards Aquifer which would be created under the measure to regulate would be able to adjust the benchmark depend ing on a shortage or surplus of water in the Farmers who depend on the aquifer for irrigation would ho lim ited to two acrefoot of wntcr or about Armhris ter Growers could receive more water by showing that thoir crops have required more irrignlion lur ing previous Armbrister said the hill would help preserve a stonrly flow of water from the aquifer into the Comal Springs and Snn Mnrcos where several endan gered snlamandnrs and plant species Those seeking to make with drawals from the aquifer would be required to apply for n permit and might also be chnrgod a fee according to how much water is Armbrister The bill requires a compromise from those seeking to protect the environment and from those who depend on the underground water source for drinking and Armhrister Each of the interests involved in the negotiations about the Edwards really can say that they did get Armbrister The bill was expected to be heard in a Senate committee pos sibly at the end of this The measure has the blessing of Bob This bill is fair and strikes a good balance between all those who are users of the Bullock This measure is the first one that stands a real chance of receiving Senate invoking the federal Endangered Species filed a lawsuit claiming too much pumping from the Edwards threatens plants and District Judge Lucius Bun ton saying the amount of water pumped from the aquifer must be reduced by at least 60 V W WVIWK S II iw National Day of Prayer observed By DAVID SULLENS HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels observance of the National Day of Prayer got under way at 7 today and will conclude at 7 with local churches assuming responsibility for portions of the observance throughout the Activities centered on the gazebo on the downtown Lakeside Baptist Church directed the 89 segment Oakwood Baptist the 910 segment Johns Episcopal Peter and Paul Catholic Church homeschoolers 11 Tree of Life noon1 New Braunfels Christian Academy New Braun fels Presbyterian Church Dayspring Christian Fellowship 23 Mission Valley Bible 34 World Indigenous Missions First Protes tant Church Freedom Fellow ship and Pentecostals of New Braunfels 56 The observance will conclude with commu nity prayer and praise from 67 Ralph one of the observances A bilingual service will be held at the con cert gazebo in Landa Park from 68 In that closing Wall Carter Casteel will direct prayer for public John Walker will direct prayer for the restoration of Biblical and Melanie Oaks will direct prayer for the restoration of the sanctity of human The local observance coincided with similar events throughout the The National Day of Prayer was first cre ated under a joint resolution of Congress in That resolution calls for the designation of a specific day each year and that has been done every The observance calls for participants to pray for specific state and local lead ers at designated times throughout a 24hour In Comal those designated peri ods are miclnight1 Lamar Smith 12 Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer 23 Ann Richards 34 Police Chief Dick Headen45 the Cabinet of the President 56 the New Braunfels City Council 67 Phil Gramm 78 State Edmund Kuempel 89 Supreme Court 910 Vice President AJ Gore 1011 Gar den Ridge City Council 11 State Jeff Wentworth noon1 President Bill Clinton 12 Texas Department of Public Safety Holder 23 Bob Krueger 34 Bob Bul lock 45 New Braunfels City Manager Hector Tamayo and his staff 56 the administration and teachers of the Comal Independent School District 67 the administration and teachers of the New Braunfels Independent School District 78 the Texas Supreme Court 89 New Braunfels Fire Chief Philip Baker 910 Attorney General Janet Reno 10 11 Texas Attorney General Dan The 11 period has been set Wall as a time to listen to the Inside Stammtisch No Paper Lotto CLUB LEADERSHIP 1012 WATER 2 The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives andmembers of the German Stammtisch represents a sitting place reserved for a group of special people a time set aside for members of a communi ty to gather and share the days See more Stammtisch on page Best Wishes The New Eraunfels I JeraldZeitung sends Birth day wishes to Robin Bill Jim my Rosalio Dominguez III and Dorothy Belated Birthday wishes go to Sonny Luna Nurses Day Today is National Recognition Day for Nurses in appreciation of nursing Nurses have formed a partnership with their patients for the purpose of improved Comal County residents are asked to express their appreciation to nurses For more information about the national recog nition call Susan at Eden Home at 625 Were But bad weather and high waters caused many read ers to miss the Wednesday edition of the New Braunfels Readers who missed the newspaper will receive their editions Those who dont receive the newspaper may call Winning numbers AUSTIN Here are results of Lotto Texas winning numbers drawn last night by the Texas Lottery I 343941 424346 Estimated Lotto Texas jack pot million   

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