Tuesday, October 12, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 12, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Smithson Valley Canyon square off tonight Sports 50 CENTS COUN March March New Braunfels 8 Pages in one section Oct a jpMjp Q m Zeitung unty Home of ALFRED SYAMKEN SR Vol 141 No 232 INSIDE Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishesl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Alfred Syamken Curt Caffey Glo ria Banda Banda Pete Gonzalez Daniel Ayala Georgo Rosales Isabel Rosales Jonathan M Rodriguez Yesnia Herrera Happy Anniversary to Orlando Ruby Castilleja Bluebonnet Grange observes anniversary Bluebonnet Grange will be observing its 15th anniversary on Sunday Oct 17 from to 5 at the Extension Service meeting room located at 132 Water St The Grange is a family ser vice organization for men women and children 14 year old and older A charter member of the local chapter Mrs Vera Hoffman will be given special recogni tion at the ceremonies Canyon Lake Trade Show on tap Oct 14 The Second Annual Canyon Lake Trade Show will be held 14 from 5 to 9 at trie Woodlands Country Club located off FM 2673 in Startzville The event is sponsored by the Canyon Lake Women In Busi ness club All proceeds will go to a scholarship fund for local stu dents Canyon Lake Democrats meet The Canyon Lake Democrats will meet Oct 14 in Sattler at the Hitching Post at 7 Community Chorale resume rehearsals The Community Chorale will resume rehearsals at 7 Tues day Oct 12 in the Friendship Room downstairs at Eden Home Ms Marsha Carlisle assistant music professor at SWTSU will direct music from classical to show tunes as well as music by Bach Singers are wel come Call 6256420 for more information Game Warden to speak to VFW Game Warden Robert Wilford will be the speaker for the Veter ans of Foreign Wars Post Auxiliary Safety program Oct at the Post Home Free parenting class es offered at NBISD A series of parenting classes are being taught at Carl Shurz Elementary School Communi cating with children is this mon ths topic Sessions will include how parents can help their chil dren communicate their needs and feelings and deal with dif ferent emotions appropriately The sessions are free and are offered Tuesday nights at the school library from 7 to 8 Tonights session is titled Listen to Your Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with EUWD appeal stops catfish farm permit ByMARKLYON Managing Editor The Edwards Underground Water Districts appeal to stop a permit granted to Living Waters Catfish Farm to pump an average of 55 million gallons of water per day out of the Edwards Aquifer may go a long way in preserving the areas water supply and the level of the Aquifer during dry summer months according to EUWD board member Kenneth Ikels of New Braunfels The deadline to file an appeal to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission is set for 5 today According to Ikels the appeal filed by the EUWD on Friday has at least allowed either the EUWD or the pending Edwards Aquifer Authority to make a decision on the matter at a lat er date Im not sure how the EAA issue will work out but we thought it was important to file the appeal so that we or the EAA will have the opportuni ty to decide sometime Ikels said The Oct 4 trial date for the EUWDs suit against Living Waters has been postponed until May and both parties have agreed to out side mediation to attempt a settlement before the suit goes to court However the mediators have Judge says hell wait for EAA decision By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer A status hearing was held Monday in Midland by US District Judge Lucius Bunton to hear ftom both sides of the lawsuit origraaUy flled jointly by the Sierra Club and the Gtt0da1ujp0 Blanco River Authority against the Fish and Wildlife Service The suit had charged that the service was not insuring the protection endangered specfes found in the San Marcosind Comal Springs The hearing which was postponed in June to allow the Edwards Aquifer Authority time to go into effect was held to determine whether both sides were satisfied with the status of Buntons Febmary ruling that the service determine the flow required to protect the species and that the ment plan to meet that goal by May 31 Judge Bunton did not make a decision Mon day and said that he would wait to hear theJua ttee Department decision on a suit brought by ItttAC and MALOEF which said that the appointment of BAA board members violated the Voting Rights Act That decision is due by the end of this month San Antonio and the western imgators who were intervenort for the defendant US Fish and Wildlife Service asked that the service be released from Buntons order saying that it has been met However the plaintiffs which include Comal County say that until the management authority created by the legislature is in control oftheaqutfetthe order has riot been met not been identified yet Heels said We simply want them to have a plan for more efficient use of the Ikels said Their farm was modeled after a similar farm in Arkansas however that farm recycles its water and this one does not Under a the approved permit the farm only has to average 55 million gallons of water pumped per day which could possibly have them pumping far less in the winter after heavy usage during the summer when everyone else needs it most Weve stopped them for 22 months now We probably stopped a water crisis that may have been the case during the 65day dry spell we had a month back had we not acted against Living Waters has drawn water ftom a well that is said to be the largest artesian well existing in the world Ikels stressed that their suit against Living Waters is not designed to hurt their business but is based on waste water and the dumping of con taminated water into the Medina River Ikels said that all in all the EUWD has closed more than 106 wells that were either abandoned or freeflowing One of those wells located at Sal ado Creek and known as well J21 was releasing more than 6 million gallons per day before it was closed by the EUWD or the equivalent to one days use by the city of San Marcos A decision on the constitutionality of the EAA is still pending a decision from the federal Justice Department If the justice department decides the EAA is unconstitutional based on an appoint ed board the possibility exists for a oneman onevote type of board which could yield possi bly as many as 24 Bexar County members with possibly only one from Comal County Art Leagues featured artist HeraldZottung photo by JOHN HUSETH Angle Banta Brown the New Braunfels Art Leagues featured artist for September works on one of her many paintings at the Arts Center Gallery on Walnut Square She Is a signature member of the Southwestern Watercolor Society and currently has two paintings on display In the San Antonio Watercolor Group Juried Show at Trinity University Mayors committee comes under fire at city council meeting By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials call 7th Gruene Music Fest best ever By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials with the Seventh Annual Gruene Music Fest are calling this years event one of the best Music Fests ever All indications are that this is going to be one of the best music said Gruene Music Fest Cocoordinator John Payne Our donation to the United Way should be very sub The exact amount of the donation will not be calculated for several days according to Payne Officials at Gruene Hall will have to count receipts and gate admissions he said Payne estimated that there were 900 paid admissions to the event on Sunday 200 for the Premiere Party on Sunday ard 300 for the concert featuring Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s In excess of people paid through the said Dick Koegle cocoordinator of the event Kocgle said he also believes this years event is one of the best ever Were hoping the results will show this is one of the best ever contributions to the United Way said Koegle The largest contribution from the Gruene Music Fest is Koegle said he is hoping the event will raise this year He said was raised during the auction and Premiere Party on Friday night Both Payne and Ktogle said they heard good comments ftom the crowds it the event Payne said many people wmmented they were glad to see ramilies at the event 6rRudy Seidel to form a redistricting committee came under fire Monday night after residents and council mem bers voiced their disapproval at not being informed about the Mayors actions Seidel formed the committee last month after New Braunfels resident Aguinaldo Zamora asked the council to reconsider how the mayor is elect ed and how the election districts are set up Seidel said he told Zamora at that time that he would meet with him in order to find a solution The issue of whether or not Seidel should have consulted council mem bers was brought forward by New Braunfels resident Wilton Warnecke Jr Warnecke said the members of the committee should have been chosen by all members of the council It sounds to me like a power said Warnecke I dont think its said War necke I think these people council members should have a choice Everyone of them have the right a Constitutional right to have input into any activity of this he said Several members of the council agreed with Wameckes comments Mayor Pro Tern Butch Benitez said he had asked the mayor to put the issue of forming a committee on the agenda He said he has had several calls from people in his district who disapprove of the way the committee was formed I would have liked to have input on who we would want on the commit he said Council Members Jan Kennady and Dan Bremer also said they would have liked to have some input We werent even allowed to make a said Bremer Council Member Paul Fraser announced he was contacted by the mayor and was given the chance to make some recommendations about who to appoint Wamecke also said if certain rules from the Justice Department were not followed any decision made by t his committee could be disputed How ever Seidel said the committee was formed only to study whether or not the process should be changed not to make final decisions on changes in districts The committee I appointed is not going to set anything in he said Seidel also said if there was anyone to blame for this committee being set up in this manner it was the person responsible for us having only six Sale of city fire station no 4 on hold for now By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council tabled a decision last night on whether or not to authorize the city manager to solicit bids for the sale of fire station No 4 on Kerlick Lane The motion to table the item was made by Council Member Jan Ken nady Kennady suggested the coun cil look at the feasibility of reopening the fire station and redirecting traffic in that area Several city residents spoke in favor of keeping the fire station The solution is to bide time and work for an opening onto the Loop said New Braunfels resident Leonard Wilton M Warnecke said the fire station was an active station four years ago fts easier to have a fire station in operation up there on he said It doesnt have to have or 8 Its an awful good deal Id hate to give it said Bob Sohn a resident of that area and general manager of New Braunfels Utilities If the matter had been approved a deed restriction would have been put in place in order to limit the use of the property to a single family resi dence In other business the council Approved the second reading of an ordinance of the city council to establish an impact fee advisory committee Approved the first reading of an ordinance placing regulations on the basic cable rates charged by cable television operators in the city and related equipment and installation charges council He said if each council member made one appointment to the commit tee there would have been a six mem ber committee He also said there might have been only one Hispanic and only one woman I thought it would be a fairer group if I appointed he said Seidel appointed nine people to the committee They are Zamora Brenda Freeman Atanacio Campos Stacy Goodbread Betty Lou Rushing A Bentley Chen Scon Estella Rodriguez For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144

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