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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Results from local little league action See Sports Day Page 9 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 329 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March New Braunfels Herald 14 Pages In one section Thursday April Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of HENRY OARZA I Vol 142 No 120 Inside Texas Dear Sports The Stammtiscli Birthday wluhes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braurtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Henry Garza Jason Moore John Baas Car Ion Stepper Carmen Torres Shirley Darley Harry Dauer Geraldine Hempel Marfene Karabinus Herschel Martin Claude E LeVasseur Harry C Ohrt Thomas W Smith Plaza Nites continues tonight at 7 Rosie Y Los Muchachos plays the final concert in the Plaza Nites series at 7 tonight on the Plaza The popular Mariachi band promises an evening of fun and festivity The free concert series is pro duced by the Main Street Project For information call the Main Street Project at 6082100 Vietnam veterans to host fundraiser The Vietnam Veterans of the Outreach program will host a fundraiser selling fajitatacos with all the trimmings and cold drinks The fajitas will be pre pared by two fajita cook champi ons The event will be held at 974 N Loop 337 across from the Dragon Place Restaurant on Sat urday April 30 from 10 on Wai Mart Center staff hotting garage sale The fifth annual garage sale benefiting the Childrens Miracle Network is a Wai Mart Store on east Walnut Saturday April 30 from 8 to Featured will be barbecue a bake sale carwash and a spin art booth The event is being sponsored by the associates of Wai Mart Distribution Center Program to be given at senior center Taking Control Options to Maximize Your a live video teleconference will explore how people with multiple sclero sis can use exercise Tal Chi nutrition and physical therapy to manage their disease The program will be presented in New Braunfels at the Senior Citizens Center 6SS Landa on Saturday Mary 7 from to The public is invited GBRA to promote drinking water week In observance of National Drinking Water Week May 17 GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity GBRA vehicles will display colorful blue and purple bumper stickers with the slogan Give Drinking Water A Stammtisch Tin Nnv Bnwfils tftraUZwOMf wiwUi its nadtn to tubmil Utnu to StommtitcH According to tin Soptitiiburf ArcAivw and nunbtrt cflkl G man community Stammtuch rtpnstiitt a lii of plactfor ntmbtrt of At community to ft The winning numbers Lotto Texas 811 1213 1746 million jackpot HTEXflSr LOTTEHV Downtown accident HeraldZetong photo by JOHN HUSETH George Amen and Darren Brlnkkoeter emergency medical personnel with the New Braunfels Fire Department remove Alice Thompson from the passenger side of a Nissan Maxima which was Involved In a twocar accident downtown yesterday at approximately The Maxima driven by Joyce L Smith collided with a Plymouth Sundance driven by Martin Resales Jr of New Braunfels Smith Thompson and sevenyearold Terrle Smith weretreated and released at McKenna MemorialHospital Singlefamily building permits back on the rise again in MB By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The number of singlefamily build ing permits issued in New Braunfels is back on the rise after a brief decline in February In March the number of single fam ily building permits rose by per cent Twentyfour single family build ing permits were issued compared to 13 in March of 1993 In the first quarter of 1994 51 per mits were issued This a percent increase over the 46 permits issued in the first quarter of 1993 The increase is permits in March made up for the decrease in Febru ary according to Michael Meek Exec utive Vice President of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce We said we couldnt just look at one said Meek I am opti mistic when I look at March and see it is up nearly 85 percent over March 1993 This has more than made up for the loss in February Permits for March increased by over same period from last year It is looking like we will have a strong single family home construction he said The county is looking even better It is showing a nearly 93 percent increase in March and are 61 percent ahead of the first quarter last In the county 52 single family build ing permits were issued in March It is looking like we will have a strong single family home construction Michael Meek 1994 This is up percent over the 27 issued in March last year In the first quarter of sin glefamily building permits have been issued in the county During the first quarter of 1993 83 permits were issued The building boom is continuing Its a little too early to know if this will be a record year In the late 70s and early 80s we had 200 permits issued in New Braunfels We are cer tainly within reach of said Meek No multifamily building permits were issued in New Braunfels in March However the first quarter of 1993 five permits have been issued This is up 400 percent from the one permit issued in the first quarter of 1993 Commercial indus and professional building permits issued in New Braunfels have increased by 50 percent in the first quarter of 1993 Permits rose from two in the first quarter of 1993 to three in the first quarter of 1994 In the county commercial industrial and professional building permits have decreased from two in the first quarter of 1993 to zero in the first quarter of 1994 Officials talk river problems at workshop By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Representatives and concerned cit izens gathered Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn for a workshop deal ing with Guadalupe River issues The workshop sponsored by Friends For Rivers and the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority featured dig nitaries and citizens from various inter ests dealing with the river and its use especially that of recreation and tourism Several people opened the meeting by giving general statements of fact or purpose of the organizations they rep resent Two panels composed of local and state agencies then met with mem bers of the audience The workshop continues this evening when findings will be presented Alan Ragins Chief of Rivers Trails and Conservation Assistance for the Department of the Interior acted as moderator and workshop facilitator We have no interest in buying land here were not going to he said What youre trying to do is come up with more creative manage ment TheGBRAs David Welsch direc tor of planning and development explained a history of spring flow a key issue with outfitters The GBRA must ensure enough water for users with rights to the water downstream We realize recreational timing is in the summer and that is historically a lowflow he said times water in Comal county is com mitted to someone in Calhoun Al Zader an outfitter said outfit ters would like to see a more constant flow especially during dry periods Customers say they will come back when the river flow rises This can last for a year before they have the confidence to come back We need He said consistent flow would also give outfitters confidence to improve facilities such as restrooms Its tough to spend money when you dont know whats going to hap Jim Thaxton the executive direc tor of the National Association of Canoe Liveries and Outfitters quoted a study from a professor in Minneso ta that showed the economic impact of the business Tor every dollar a person spends at an outfitter we know they spend to at some other he said What is important is how long those dollars stay within the commu nity The study found it floated changed hands four Thaxton also said the first part of NACLOs motto was preservation of the resource If you have a dirty river you shut he said Debbie Magin director of the hopes to add access points on river 6y CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Controlling rotydy behavior on the Guadalupe River remains key among river use topics The major ity bf land on the river except for rivet crossings is privately owned Many landowners are tired of pecK pie trespassing on their property Art official from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department addressed the states current and potential involvement not so much in enforcement as access The has five game war dens assigned specifically to rivers in Texas two of those on the 3uadalupJ Andy Goldbloom director of the GreenwayS Program for said the department is looking at ways to open access to the river flirough state property which can in turn be regulated The more access points the less people would tres pass on private property catly inform people where the next i2i J takeout spot fsv PfijpSfcpSf use on the public access he said Goldbloom referred to pocket whereby the state buys five to 10acre plots mostly near access points such as crossings and turns them into stateowned areas We Would only workwjth will ing sellers We would never con demn laad or like he said would provide an access or stopping off place and give the public some legal spots to get Funding could come from per mits which would be required of canoes much like seen on boats Goldbloom said landown ers love the concept of spotting a number but the state must study the burden that would be placed on outfitters Goldbloom also mentioned the Intermodel Surface Transportation Efficiency Act ISTEA as a federal funding source He said the state is looking into ways to classify rivers as a transportation area Most of the ISTEA money is directed at highway improvements GBRA regional laboratory said water quality has been good overall in the upper and lower portions of the Guadalupe over the last seven years Quality decreases as the river gets closer to the Gulf of Mexico NBHS players hoping to keep it short and sweet at state competition By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Statebound version of A Midsummer Nights Dream to be performed locally Keep it short and sweet That should be the theme this year for the cast of the New Braunfels High School oneact play The oneact play cast has advanced through the ranks this year and will be competing at the state competition on May 6 Just last week they competed in the regional competition and were one of the two teams chosen to advance to state Performing and directing a oneact play is a special challenge according to New Braunfels High School Drama Teacher Kathy Ward The plays are limited to 40 minutes and if they run just one second over that time the play will be disquali fied from the competition The NBHS drama class chose to per form A Midsum mer Nights Dream this year runs about 38 minutes and 30 seconds Midsummer Nights Dream is a live act play that was condensed into the 40minute time span by Ward She said most directors chose 3 or 5act plays and condense them into a short er time span We started this year with Much Ado About Nothing We decided we liked Midsummer Nights Dream bet ter because it fit everybody really said Ward After choosing the play the director will cast it and then continue to cut the play until it fits the required time span The director also designates pos sible emergency cuts so that if the play begins to run too long portions can be cut Ward said a time count is kept to determine if the extra cuts need to be made The cast can see if they are run ning ahead of time and are paping themselves too fast or if they are behind they can take parts Not knowing whether or not a por tion of the play will be included is tough according to Ward However she said the actors learn to adapt They are really exceptional kids and they can handle she said The cast is limited to 15 actors and four crew members In some plays one person may be required to portray two characters The cast rehearses three times per week This year they prac ticed on weekends and even competed during their spring break Despite the long hours of rehearsal the cast never gets bored Ward tries to throw in a tew changes each week She said sometimes she will ask them to read their lines like rap songs use strange accents or act like gangsters It keeps it fresh for said Ward The support of the school and the community has also been helpful to the cast We have had lots of congratula tions from students and we have had excellent support from parents teach ers the principals and the superinten she said A local performance of the oneact play will be held at May 3 at New Braunfels High School The state competition will be at approximately May 6 in the Bass Concert Hall on the University of Texas cam pus For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846
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