Thursday, March 24, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY BabeRuth Baseball league attempting reorganizationS COUNTDOWN 362 DAYS NewBraunfete Sesqulcehtenntel Mi March New Braunfels i X 12 Pages in one section Thursday March Serving Comal County tor more than 142 years Home of GABRIELA VELEZ Vol 142 No 94 Inside Livestock Shoyv The Stammtisctt Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Gabriela Vein Mike Timmermann Cal lye Johnson Esther Molina Gaye Hurley Ann Alexander Elmer Gumper Terri Hodges James Kepley Josef a Mannix Betty Lou Rushing Bill Turk KermitWosnig Lake Dunlap group to host garage sale A large garage sale will be held at Southbank subdivision club house on Saturday March 26 from 9 to to benefit residents of Lake Dunlap in their fight against hydrilla plant prob lems Residents planning to partici pate in the sale should have their items for sell at the clubhouse on Friday March 25 between 12 and 6 so that those items can be priced Residents can also help by pur chasing a Preserve Lake Dunlap Donation Those who buy and fly a flag at your lake front during the first two weeks of May will be assured that up to 100 feet of riverfront along your property will be sprayed The flags are for Bronze Patron 100 for Silver Patron and for Gold Patron Additional fund raising events will be held soon Gruene Crossing to play senior center The Comal County Senior Citi zen Center will have the Gruene Crossing band to play for their Sunday afternoon dance on March 27 from 3 to 6 The snack bar will be open to provide ice soda The public is invited Brierty to speak to NB Conservation Society The New Braunfels Conserva tion Societys general meeting will be held on Thursday March 24 in the Forke Store at Mr Tim Brierty will speak to the group about McKenna Memo rial Hospitals 40th Anniversary The public is welcome Todays weather Tonight mostly cloudy and mild Low in the lower 60s Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north east 5 to 10 mph by midnight Friday mostly cloudy and contin ued mild High in the low 80s East to southeast wind 10 to 20 mph Pollen Count Provided by FrankC Hampel Oak heavy Molds moderate 810 Elm light 90 Military heavy Hackberry light 204 Water Watch Comal River 375 same Edwards Aquifer down 01 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the SophUnburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and short the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 813 3d47 million jackpot rTEXflSr lOTTERV Giant golf L HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH The National Weather Service continued their Installation of a Doppler Radar system at the New Braunfels Airport The Doppler Radar which Indicates high winds as well as precipita tion will replace a radar system In Hondo Doppler Radar dome installed at airport By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The National Weather Service Doppler Radar station is one step closer to completion after the radar dome was hoisted on to the tower Wednes day morning The tower which will house a Doppler radar is located at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport According to Area Manager Al Dreumont the site is now ready to accept equipment which will set the entire operation in motion The equipment is expected to begin being delivered by April 5 Dreumont said there is no completion date set at this time He said it should take between six to sev en weeks to install and test the new equipment He said both hardware and software must be tested The plans for the project began in the mid 1980s Construction began in April of 1993 Offi cials officially accepted the building from the contractor Wednesday Dreumont said the staff plans to move to the new location April 6 through April 8 The office is being moved from San Antonio A small office will remain at the San Antonio International Air port for observation purposes By 1996 the National Weather Service is expected to close rhree more of its offices in Austin Del Rio and Hondo The New Braunfels location will be a major forecast station for this said Dreumont The New Braunfels location was chosen because it was in a good area to get maximum cov erage according to Dreumont It is between Austin and San Antonio and is the best place to get coverage for the metropolitan area and the Air Force he said The Doppler radar will be available for use by television stations and others who are in need of the service Conference today at civic center Kelleher to receive Texan of the Year award From staff reports Texas Competing in the Global Economy will be the major thrust of the 28th Annual Texas Legislative Conference which will begin today and continue through Friday in New Braunfels Herb Kelleher chairman board and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines will receive the Texan of the Year Award at a reception this evening at the New Braunfels Civic Center At Friday Kelleher will be the opening speaker and Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock will address the conference at the noon luncheon Kelleher will discuss government regular tion on business according to Max Sher man dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin and chair man of the Conference Advisory Committee Other speakers on the program addressing the opportunities for Texas in the Global Econ omy include Don Newquist chairman International Trade Commission Dave Osborn director of international operations South western Bell Corporation Bob Krueger former ambassador at large to Mexico Tom Stell man director international business develop ment Texas Department of Commerce and Saadat Syal vice president international mar keting Greater Houston Partnership Topics that will be address include The State Legislative Role in the Global Economy Doing BusihessinMexico Expectations for Texas and Beyond NAFTA according to Sherv man Question and answer sessions will be included throughout the conference Friday morning Texan of the Year 1993 Barbara Jordan 1992 Robert S Strauss Garza 1990 Barbara Bush 1989 William P Hobby 1988 Phil Gramm 1987 James A Baker III 1986 John Traeger 1985 John Tower 1984 John Ben Sheppard 1983 Lloyd Bentsen 1982 George Bush 1981 Anne Armstrong 1980AbnerMcCall 1979 John B Connally Herb Kelleher 1994 recipient 1978 George H Matron 1977Dolph Briscoe 1976 Lady Bird Johnson 1975 Leon Jaworski 1974 Robert W Calvert We anticipate attendance from about 450 people from around the state It obviously is a timely subject attracting a great deal of said Bill Cone Arrangements Committee Chairman Cone also noted that the conference was open to the public and registration information can be from the New Braunfels Chamber of Cosponsors of the event include Bank of America Texas Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop Inc and Southwestern Bell Telephone Canyon Lake Water Supply deal allows users ownership control By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Canyon Lake Water Supply Corpora tion CLWSC closed a deal on the purchase of six water systems today The purchase will allow users of the systems to in effect own their own systems and con trol use as members of the corporation The CLWSC will buy the water systems which include everything from the pumps to the lines from current owners which include Riverside Water Owner Triple Peak Ranch James T W W Water Co Inc David General Util ities and Utilities Al Jones and Richard Miller and Northlake Estates Jack Som CoBank a rural American cooperative bank out of Englewood Colo near Denver financed the purchase Tinker McK night ViceChairman of the CLWSC said the loan package of S million also includes funds for the repairs and maintenance of the systems Users will become owners of the systems through their membership in CLWSC which includes over meters Once the system is purchased by the cor poration the systems are owned by their cus tomers who have the opportunity to operate their own systems and control said McK night The nonprofit corporation hopes to build a surface water treatment plant and sewage treat ment facility at the lake sometime in the future Impending items include a county water study into the waterdeprived western por tions of the county McKnight said funding from the Texas Water Development Board for the study and other projects is dependent on the CLWSC becoming a working ownership by system users which todays closing allows The closing was expected to take place River law enforcement to be discussed tonight By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Law enforcement efforts on the Guadalupe River this tourist season should be equal to those of last year according to New Braunfels and Comal County officials A group of panelists will be meeting tonight at the Friends For Rivers meeting to discuss this years plans to control activities on the Guadalupe River The meeting will be at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room of the Vic toria Bank and Trust building Panelists will include Comal County Judge Carter Casteel Coma County Sheriff Jack Bremer New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen and a representative from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Casteel Bremer and Headen all said they expect this seasons efforts will minor those of last year I think we are going to see much of the said Casteel We will see people offi cers who have done this once before They will be familiar with it and have a better idea of where they need to I dont see us doing anything different than last said Headen We will be let ting people know about the presence of offi cers on the river and the potential of more officers on the river That is a big Headen said his departments efforts will center on getting rid of troublemakers Were not out there to cause anyone enjoy ing themselves any trouble We just want to provide a decent environment for people to enjoy the he said We got the message well on its way last year and we will do it again this said Headen The word could get around quickly if out fitters would simply tell people when they rent a raft tot we officers are all working the said Headen Bremer agreed that the message is getting out and said he hopes to see a difference on the river after the first month of summer We made a statement last year Some peo ple will try to see if we really meant it Once they are convinced we are serious about hav ing people respect the private property of the citizens of Comal County we hope they will conduct themselves as they would at This year will reinforce our message I believe in 30 days after the season starts we will see the fruits of our labor and next year will be a matter of said Bremer All council races contested By JENNIFER BQIIIIpfL Staff Writer before the 5 deadline leaving city council wlw is retired Running for the scat for District 4 city Breads Freeman is running for the Who is Comal Countys Citizen of the Year See Sundays HeraldZeitung