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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Joins toughness with sporty looks Page 1O 50 CENTS COUMTDOWHi 513 DAYS New Braunfels Semicentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZei i1 i 14 Pages In one section July Serving Comal County Home of Kevin Doerr I Vol 141 No 170 INSIDE 2 Water SfAMMtlSGH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Rennie Lux Carmen Carrizales Linda Zavala Diandra Lagunas Mario Hernandez Davy Luna Oscar Guerrero Elizabeth Culpepper Leo Hermes Albert Villarreal Happy Anniversary to Gary Fraternal Order of Eagles program set The Fraternal Order of Eagles will have a special Charter Member and Past Presidents program on July 20th at Members are encouraged to attend this meeting for their 41st Anniversary La Mujer Tejana will hold rummage sale La Mujer Tejana a local no profit service organization will be holding a fundraising rum mage sale on Saturday and Sun day July 17 and 18 at the Weekend Flea Market located at 1661S Seguin Street Annual Red Cross Volunteers meeting The annual meeting of Comal County Red Cross Volunteers will be held July at in the Friendship Room of Eden Home For further information call Margie Council at 6294563 NB Optimist Club to meet Monday The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet Monday at at Finkels Salad Bar and Grill The featured speaker will be Kathy Tniesdale horticulturist at River Gardens Dr Aniol will also attend to answer questions about the home Broadway Express gala set for July 22 The Broadway Express din nertheatre gala will be held Thursday July 22 at the NB Civic Center Tickets are avail able at the Archives 200 N Seguin 6291900 and from Jean Wilson Beltone 389 S Seguin 6201114 or 6257922 Reserved tables are available tables seat Deadline for purchasing tickets is noon July 19 This event is a benefit for the fountain restoration and is spon sored by the New Braunfels His toric Museums Association Comal County ACS planning big gala The American Cancer Society is planning their Summer Starlight Gala scheduled for Aug 13 and reservations are now being accepted Monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County For more information call 6295717 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zettung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophtenburg Archives and members of the German community a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Printed on recycled paper Illegal dumpsites investigated By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer County Commissioners heard from frustrated residents in Canyon View acres near FM 2673 who have been trying to get a solution to what has now been termed an illegal dumpsite by the Texas Water Commission Weve been fighting for 10 said Ed Sebera who lives adjacent to the dumpsite Sebera said the neighbors who have been deal ing with what she said was the trash dogs and at times raw sewage on the property did not know they had any legal avenues until last year Since then the County Sanitarian Monica M Wallace has notified the property owner Jill Dwyer that the debris on the property was improperly stored and was in violation of the See photos Page 2 Texas Department of Health Minimum Stan dards of Sanitation and Health Protection Mea sures Dwyer was given 30 days from May to correct the situation On May Animal Control Officer David K Young submitted a report to County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander after visiting the site His report said that in addition to the 4 dogs 2 Canadian Geese 6 Longhorn chickens and 6 rab bits on the property there were also three mobile homes and two campertype vehicles in poor condition which Dwyer said were occupied by humans He also said in the report that the acres was covered with broken down vehicles trash and rubbish However he noted that the owner was in the process of cleaning up and that all dogs were confined when he inspected the property Although the animal control officer and the county sanitarian reportedly made regular visits However the property owner did make an effort to clean up when instructed to do so Ultimately however the situation did not significantly change We have seen the photograph its an unbe lievable said County Judge Carter Casteel The photographs provided by Ratcliff showed stacks of trash and several mobile homes on the property Theres a sewer line coming out of that trail said David Ratcliff a resident of the Canyon View area That sewer line is dumping directly on to the property above the This garbage stack is six feet Wallace the county sanitarian said that although there have been times when raw sewage was being dumped that is not currently the case Wallace said she had accompanied the Texas Water Commission agent Richard Garcia to the site Wednesday when he in response to her letter notifying TWC of in May Wallaces letter stated that this site and a site in Waterfront Park also off of FM 2673 listed as the Charles Surface Residence Lot 54 on Waterfront Dr were in violation of regulations The TWC did declare the Dwyer site an illegal dumpsite and the state authority now has juris diction over the matter Last week the TWC iden tified property in the Bracken area of Comal County as an illegal landfill After many years of gazing at the weeds and lime stone covering the esplanade in the center of West Tanglewood Street the neigh bors got together and planted 168 native H Bate Bond Resident of Tanglewood Bate Bond mlddleand case worked to beautify subdivision in New Braunfels west Tanfllewoocl a neighborhood beautification pro Neighborhood takes matters into their own hands By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Instead of wishing things were different and complaining about things sometimes you just need to do something about them Thats nvnat a group of neighbors in the Tanglewood subdivision did last week After many years of gazing at the weeds and limestone covering the esplanade mthe center of West Tanglewood the neighbors gottogether and planted 168 native said County Auditor H Bate Bond who lives in the area Calling themselves The West Tangle wood Esplanade the neighbors had the city clear some debris from the esplanade and with the help of a local land scaper beautified the median strip Mr Hector Tamayo the city manager was very cooperative in getting the lime stone removed to make room for the soil and native said Bond Chip Schumacher of Hill Country Gardens con tributed a landscape plan and provided the soil and plants at a discount for this com munity The group got together on July 6 to plant the flowers and greenery under the supervi sion of Schumacher The project was started by Frances Bond Max Case and Christine Brown Those con tributing and helpmg with the project includ ed Bill and Sandra Wilson Mr and Mrs David Giese Rev and Mrs Charles DeHaven Mrs Vivian Kline Mrs M D Dugger Mrs Christine Brown Mr and Mrs W C Riesling Mr and Mrs Kelcy ONeill Mrs Bonnie Allen Mrs Rita Kaufmann Mr and Mrs Maxwell Case Mr and Mrs Gary Weise and their daughter Ashley Mrs Vera Taylor Mr and Mrs Donald Hensz Frances and Bate Bond Mrs Maria Leach Mr Tom Hendrix Mr and Mrs T M OGorman and Mr and Mrs Fred Paris Everyone agrees that its a beautiful addi tion to the said Bond And it gave us all a chance to get acquainted and work together for the betterment of the com Leadership NB ready for 2nd year of classes Applications are now being accepted at chamber office The Chamber of Commerce announced this week it will begin accepting applications for the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1994 The program which kickedoff last year and graduated its first class this year was organized to develop better informed leaders in our community who may be interested in becoming active in leadership rolls in many different areas The number of participants in the program is limited and is open toi individuals fiom everysector of our com said Robert Orr chair of the steering committee Orr said that the curriculum for the program is designed to cover areas critical to informed leaders such as the mechanics of government history and culture of the community the justice system health care leadership skills and others Its the best thing Ive ever been involved said Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Special Pro jects Bonnie Tetrault Tetrault said those who have been involved in the pro gram have been extremely pleased Without exception they are thrilled to she said They say its the best thing theyve ever The classes will kick off Oct 13 with a reception for the leadership participants and alumni a twoday overnight retreat on Oct 16 and eight once a month fullday classes The program will also include extra curricular activities and class assignments What this is doing is helping to build a broader base of We want to continue building leaders who are said Tetrault Tuition for the program is and covers all meals retreat with overnight accommodations and all course materials Orr stressed that mis program requires a seri ous time commitment from the participants 4Why are they testing the water Relax water testing is done monthly at 36 area homes NBU lab director says By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels drinking water undergoes strict testing both before and after water is released to area res idents according to officials at New Braunfels Utilities Lab Coordinator and Interim Lab Director Tommy Thompson of NBU said the surface water treatment plant is a state of the art He stated that in the past water that came from the Edwards Aquifer had strict controls and controls on surface water are even more strict In addition to testing done before the water is distributed testing is also done in the homes of residents using the water according to Thompson The city of New Braunfels is divid ed into 19 areas which must be sam pled Thompson said Thirtysix samples are taken each month in order to meet requirements by the Texas Water Commission and the Department of Health Its not unusual to said Thompson We try to spread it test ing around as much as we According to Thompson all water being used by New Braunfels residents is surface water mat is collected in the central tank on Gruene Road For many years New Braunfels res idents got their drinking water from the Comal Springs of the Edwards Aquifer However in an effort to both protect the citys water supply from possible overpumping of the Aquifer while hopefully encouraging other area cities to seek a surface water source New Braunfels opted to go with surface water in anticipating of the A HenUZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Art League workshop wwn u auuvipauug ui me Instructor Carol Light of Geogetown gives some tips to Sharon of New Braunfels dur Edwards Aquifer is being Ing the New Braunfels Art Leagues watercotor workshop held Monday Tuesday and hftsaM Wednesday at the NBISD Education Building he said For news subscription or advertising information call 6259144   

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