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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                f t SPORTS PAY Unicorns baseball team eases past Pleasanton 75 Saturday See Page 10A COUNTDOWNj 391 DAYS MewBraunfels March 21 1845 March Si 1995 Inside Letters to the Teen Sports Clubs Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Hilda JecHow Malena King Cecilia Moos Etoisa Adams Satur BJ Courtrtght HJP Har ris Vernon C Taylor Joe Kuehler Gene H Harris Joe R Neeley R L Mainline Satur Gene Harris Antonette Malmstead Henrietta Wendt Gladys Ashley Margaret Bur dette Patricia Griffith Charles Hebem Lyla Hochanadel Jean nine Johnson Sam Rash Edith Winkler Margaret Aubel Mon Joyce Elbel Eleanor Isehoepe Joy Kolb Virginia Mattern Edith Rogers Mon Joseph Seida Earl Sessums Roy Thomas Wimam Ward John Brotoe Velma Mom Hartung Ericka Chelsea Villanueva five Michelle Duncan Mary Ann Feltner Lil lian Blake Austin Tyler Williams Diana Lynn WaOams Tert Simon Louis Roberts III Mary Tarmichael LavernBowen Janelle Balmos Natalie Lane Greg Campbell Sara Tyler Cynthia Foster EdnaD Volgt Happy Anniver sary to LeRoy Hannelore Brotos 31 years Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung Customers wishing to order these unique shirts may do so by placing orders Zeihmg office 707 Landa St Cus tomers should allow seven busi ness days for delivery Payment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Masonic Lodge to present awards New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will have an open meeting Tuesday March 1 at to present Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar medals to one student and one teacher from New Braunfels and Canyon High Schools The a wards are for excellence in personal achievement The pub lic is invited to attend Stunmtisdi ThtNiwBrawtftbHeraldZtitunt invita in rtadtn to lubmil ittmt to Slammtuck According to tht Soptuentmrg Anhivu and of tht Gtrman community Siammtixh rtpnunto 0 tit ing pbtufor mtmbtri tftlu community The winniiu numbers UttO 192027 303847 Umilon 044 Babies on Parade See special supplement inside From Dugger Sara Elizabeth Gulfin and Justin Ryan Rodriguez Texas PuMc NeW Braunfels tEXAs PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK Comal iSDScele brate Texas Publte Schools Week with spe cial events at each campus CREAMS CONNECTIONS See Education5B GOODBYE SWC HELLO BIG EIGHT Local citizens voice their opinions on the end of the Southwest Conference and the addition df Texas Baylor Texas Tech and Texas MM to the Big Baht tyon 12A New Braunfels Herald EST 627 E YAWDELL BK El PASO TX 79903 40 Pages in three sections Sunday Feb SUNDAY 75 CENTS Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MARY ANN FELTNER San Antonio state must pay water monitor Bunton says By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer MIDLAND Federal District Judge Lucius D Bunton III took aggressive steps in securing enforce ment of the Endangered Species Act Friday leaving the city of San Antonio and the State of Texas to foot the bill for monitoring the Edwards Aquifer To enforce compliance with his order of last year which called for the stale to uphold the Endangered Species Act by protecting the Comal New Braunfels and San Marcos spring flows with a workable Edwards Aquifer management plan Bunton act ed aggressively by appointing Joe G Moore of Dallas as the water monitor for the EdwardsAquifer Thefoun tain darter which live in the Comal arid San Marcos Springs is protected under the Endangered Species Act and is among several species threatened by low spring flows The two springs are fed directly by the Edwards Aquifer Moore has served as senior project manager and technical reviewer on several environmental regulatory com pliance projects and has dealt exten sively in waterrelated issues in the past according to Bunions office Judge Bunton ordered Moore to gather information regarding the extent to which federal agencies are funding withdrawals ftom the aquifer or actions that could affect withdrawals Bunton also ordered Moore to gather all infor mation concerning new wells drilled new connections made to any system and increases in the amountsof water withdrawn by or supplied to any user since June IS 1989 and the date that individual well owners water suppliers or users first received violation notices Bunions order assigned the com pensation for the water monitor to the Federal defendants the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Defendant Intervenors the State of Texas and the City of San Antonio in the amount of per hour plus expenses The order also said the City of San Antonio in particular is strongly urged to cooperate fully with the Monitor The Court further strongly urges the stings San Antonio Local reaction one of suprise satisfaction to Buntons order By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Moore is a qualified individual and will probably do a good job as a mon T Jf itor said Kenneth Heels one of Comal Local officials were surpnsed but Countys representatives on the happy with the extent of Judge Lucius Edwards Underground Water District Bunton ffls order appointing Joe G board of directors I think its best Moore Jr water monitor for the that we have a monitor to gather all this Edwards Aquifer anddemanding com information to give to the court We phancewiththeorderheissuedayear will find out how much water is really ageto protect the Comal Springs being now were just lis In spite of the excellent job done by tening to individual may the Legislature with the Edwards require more accuracy I know as far as Aquifer Authority bill the unexpected the EUWD delegates from Comal County are concerned we favor that tice making it invalid apparently made monitor and Ill do my best to see that this necessary to protect the the EUWD cooperates with him Tatdrtr said John Taylor former GuadalupeBlan co River Authori ty chairman and current board member We will cooperate with the monitor and defendants to help resolve this issue and protect Kenneth Ikels the 649 level It looks like were going to cooperate him said after reading the order We are presently working ademand management plan that would go into effect when the aquifer reaches HeraldZoitung photo by JOHN HUSL Judge Luclous Buntons order will call for water monitor to ovtrsss ths Edwards Aquifer and the spring flows at tht Comal Springs pic tured In Landa Park and the San Marcos Springs the Edwards GBRA was the first intervenor with They would be required to report the Sierra Qub that initiated the lawsuit their usage and provide information in 1989 askingthattheDepartmentof on their maximum historical usage the Interior and the Fish and tack to he said It would just Wildlife Service enforce the Endan be in Bexar Comal and Hays County gered Species Act by assuring ade where our authority lies It would be a city to take all actions necessary so that the city will be able to supply to its dozens and other water customers the substantial amounts of water current ly available from sources otherthahthe Edwards Aquifer at the earliest possi ble city is strongly urged to plan to reduce significantly at the ear possible date its withdrawals from the Aquifer particularly during droughts with minimal adverse con sequences on human economic activ The State of Texas via the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Com mission also was specifically strong ly urged to Correct the March plan prepared by its predecessor the Texas Water Commission to show which withdrawals the TNRCC would limit and to what extent and under what conditions they would be limited to assure mat the Comal Springs and San Marcos Springs will not drop below jeopardy levels as defined by USFWS at any time even in a repeat of the drought of record In preparing the corrected plan the TNRCC should assume that the repeat of the drought of record has already begun the order said Submit the corrected plan to the Monitor and the parties by April 1994 all appropriate steps so that by April TNRCC will be as prepared as possible under the cir cumstances to initiate or help initiate implementation of an adequate plan at any time on or after that date if it should become necessary Finally the order strongly urges all suppliers and users of water from the Edwards Aquifer to eliminate the waste of water quate spring flow for the preservation of unique speaesrntheComaland San Marcos springs He nailed San Anto nio right between the said Doug Miller the Comal County appointee to the EAA He not only appointed a monitor he told them what they better do It looks even more onerous He nailed San Antonio right between the reduction in pumping At the first stage 649 theres a 15 percent reduction the next stage Hesveclearthatthestatehasfailed According to Ikels a Doug Miller pnlX Pnmal PA A about W00 gallons a uomai uqunty tAA appointee tens a year is more like gallons a day Ikels said there was no doubt the order would encourage everyone including the state legisfa m n not the federal government is finds there is no p an in effect by any going to step in and start controlling Federal State or local governmental he said I think hes hintedto entitythatwtequaWyprotectsagainst violattorftheESAcausedbyunreg ulated pumping from the Edwards Aquifer The finds addl tional remedial relief may be nepes prevem fatlue uonsoftheESA here that he wants to know about the federal agendes usage and San Anto nio is thick with federal agencies I dont think that Sw Antonio has any alternant but to abide by that Theyre P teir ducks so if it doesnt happen hes going to A now Junior Miss New Braunfels Uwnmv Junior Mat NtwBrsu Photo by JOHN HUSETH i Rutty QnmweJd WM crowned Bminfeto tnt attheNewBraunteltCMc See Pigt 18 for more Jacobson announces expansion By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Texas Jacobson Company announced Friday its plans to expand its manufacturing plant in New Braunfels Owner Harvey Jacobson said the expansion will double the size of the current plant An additional 300 x 120 foot section will be built at the site Jacobson said the building should be completed by the end of 1994 We have been working on it for a couple of months and are in the planning stages he said It the plant is going to be a real winner It has been so said Jacobson In three or four years we see mis being a major Texas Jacobson currently employees 60 people Alter the expansion it will employ mon than 100 people Jacob son said aU of the people working at the plant except for the engineer are local residents We tike New Braunfels because the work ethic of the people U he said Jacobson said the New Braunfels location was original ly chose because it is centrally located between Austin Houston and San Anjojafo it is only 200 miles from the Mexican border Texas Jacobson purchased its current bidding on Interstate Highway 35 two years The plant began operations one yearago The addition was not in the plants original plan however increasing contracts caused the need for additional machin ery As work has come in we have had to add eouipraenV said Jacobson The Jacobson Group was founded in 1949 and began by making industrial fasteners and coldformed conrponentt The New Braunfels plant makes plastics and works with and Texas Instruments Jacobson said the company may consider buiMing anoflh er plant in El Paao at later date Tfep company has six plants in various areu of the nation to 1989 Arizona Jacobson became the ing plant followed by Carolina Jacobaon and Texas Jacob Thcsc facilities include inhouse tooling with ranging from 85 to tons Donf miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the HeraldZeitung   

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