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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDAY Canyons Cafe Baese selected to Academic AllState team Pa 4 I 0 COUNTDOWN 300 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels CENTS IlOM INCW DiaumCJLS D OR I y TV HeraldZeitung 22 Pages in two sections Friday May Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ROBERT BRISSENDEN SB Home of ROBERT BRISSENDEN Vol 142 No 141 Inside Archives Church 7A Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Julia Spence Steven Sanchez Jr Sharon St John Robert Bris senden and George S Garcia Jr and a happy belated birthday to April Gutierrez Habitat for Humanity shirts to be unveiled The monthly General Meeting of the Comal County Habitat for Humanity which is open to the public will be held at at the Dittlinger Library Thursday June 2 At this time the grand prize win ner of the Poster Project Miss Rachel Shipley will be presented and will be awarded the first offi cial Tshirt of this affiliate using the winning poster The other posters also will be on display and winners in each catego ry introduced if present Addition al Tshirts and hats with the Comal County Affiliate logo will be for sale at that time At 7 that evening all those who desire to work on the building program who have not had a HFH Safety Briefing are asked to be present Opportunity will be given for individuals or groups to sign up for specific jobs or phases ofconstruction Reports will be given on the pre sent status of the project Creative Clay Workshop in Gruene A Magical Child Creative Clay Workshop will be held from 10 to 4 June 6 at Buck Pot tery in Gruene The workshop is a benefit for the Childrens Museum No preregistra tion is required Remember to wear old clothes For more information call 6200939 550 cfs planned for holiday weekend Flood waters released from Canyon Dam will be reduced to approximately 550 cubic feet of water per second beginning May 26 and remain at that level until Monday evening according to officials with the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth For the latest river recreation con ditions check with the local profes sional outfitters Presentation to explore Todays Woman McKenna Healthlink Wellness program presents Juggling Multiple Roles Challenges Facing Todays Woman at 7 Tuesday May 31 at the LVN classroom Call 625 9111 ext 341 for reservations HeraldZeitung to close for Memorial Day The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung office will be closed on Monday May 30 in observance of the Memori al Day holiday Business hours will resume on Tuesday All local schools post office courthouse and banks will be closed Monday Stammtisch ffheNew Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers so submit items to Stammlisch 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 Three water districts to work together By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Three water districts in the region will once again work together to manage underground water The Edwards Underground Water Dis trict Medina County Water Conservation District and Uvalde County Underground Water Con servation District signed an agreement Thurs day committing to regional management of the Edwards Aquifer Echwrds Medina Uvalde officials sign pact In a prepared statement EUWD Chair Jo Ann DC Hoyos said This is one of the most significant developments toward implementing fair and effective regional water management in the Edwards region It forms a bridge between our three districts and represents the foundation for the first true regionwide consensus among water users and their elected The agreement calls for the development of a drought management plan a regional water plan with goals to increase water supply and mini mize demands and a promise to develop a leg islative package to provide for equal manage ment of the aquifer Those folks out west came to realize they arc under pressure to do said Jack Ohlrich EUWD Comal County chair Any agreement on regulating pumping and legislation that is proposed and to get the western counties to come together with us cant help but help Comal Ohlrich said that any meaningful legislation would still depend on what San Antonio is will ing to do in regard to their water situation Medina and Uvalde counties dropped out of the EUWD in 1989 to form their own districts Comal Hays and Bcxar form the current EUWD rate increase request tabled by NBU Trustees to pursue joint workshop with city council members to discuss matter By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees tabled a resolution last night to ask the city council to increase the water and sewer system rates Trustees opted to table the matter until a workshop can be held with the city council and the NBU board NBU General Manager Bob Sohn explained that NBU asked the city council to approve an increase in water and sewer rates several years ago He said they received pan of the increase they requested but were told to come back later to discuss another increase proposed would add 80 cents to the water rates and to sewer rates The rate increase would not apply to NBU customers who do not live in the city limits or to compa nies who have contracts with NBU Officials said this rate increase still would not cover the cost of capital improvements in the water and sewer programs Currently revenues from the electric system are used to cover the costs of water and sewer systems Mayor Paul Fraser suggested the board meet with the council since there are many new council members on board since the last rate increase was approved It will be a lot simpler procedure if it hasnt come to us in the form of a he said Trustee Guadalupe Castillo said the water and sewer systems have been supplemented by the electric system and a rate increase is something that has been needed all The funding we have given the city was based on that happening This is not a tax increase but it is still an increased outflowing of money from customers he said NBU President Gene Mornhinweg said the board asked for a rate increase two or three years ago We need to bring the rates to the point where the systems will pay for themselves The rates we needed were not approved and we were told it would be a good idea to come back with a smaller he said GBRA proposal will not cost city water rights By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials with the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority said a pro posal presented to the TransTexas Water Program this week is just a plan and does not mean New Braunfels will lose any water rights An article printed in the San Antonio ExpressNews this week stated that panel members on the TransTexas group suggested one plan to be studied is a proposal to buy out all hydroelectric water rights in the lower Guadalupe Riv er and increase the amount of water that can be withdrawn from the New Braunfels resident Jim Mooney asked the New Braunfels Utilities board to investigate this proposal According to NBU Gen eral Manager Bob Sohn 6 percent of NBU electricity is generated by the Canyon Dam hydroelectric plant Sohn said the sale of hydro electric water rights would not affect the Canyon dam He said GBRA is required to honor current water rights The proposal presented to the TransTexas group is just one part of the total study according to David Welsch GBRA director of planning and development GBRA has not agreed to any said Welsch He said GBRA would first be concerned about meeting the hydroelectric water rights of the Guadalupe basin before selling water rights to other entities We still have to honor other downstream rights We must honor the need of municipal industrial and agricultural said Welsch Culminating 12 long years Top photo Canyon graduating seniors from left Susan Altum Matthew Green Daniel Zunker Alycia Tretta Kirsten Oelkers and Cale Baese sing the Canyon High School alma mater during last nights commencement ceremonies held at Cougars Stadium Right photo Canyon Valedictorian Susan Altum delivered a speech to the graduating class during last nights ceremonies Commissioners accept Dierdre Hislers resignation By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court Thursday accepted the resignation of Dierdre Hisler from the board of the Water Oriented Recreation District and decided to place appointment items on the agenda for next week Board member Michael Murphy has also turned in his res ignation but his resignation acceptance will have to wait until next week Both cited a lack of direction and displeasure with WORD management as points of conflict County Judge Carter Casteel said Hislers resignation was accepted with regret She added that she still believes in WORD and has referred to the district as an ugly something somebody creates but doesnt want to look at Its an ugly baby but I love she said going to be a beautiful Board President Guy Anderson said Wednesday that members of the WORD board come from various groups with different interests in mind He said the board was pur posefully structured to include diverse interests along the riv er In any consensus government youre going to have different views from different he said I think they fell on the minority side of votes and they got tired of Hisler and Murphy said the board lacked direction and that manager Jim Inman was not qualified They thought the person should have certain criteria such as a degree in a related said Anderson I dont think the rest of the board agreed with Commissioners Court will have to appoint two new members with the acceptance of Murphys resignation To keep a diverse range of interests alive Casteel said she would like to see a homeowner representing the Canyon Lake and Lower Guadalupe areas considered Coming Sunday Special Olympics Jason Hamilton right of New Braunfels receives his gold medal for his first place finish in the 50 mm dash See torial from staffers Sean Burgess and John Huseth this Sunday On your marks Saturdays Three Parks Run will feature wellknown runners competing for cash From staff reports This years Three Parks Run Saturday at 8 promis es to be exciting and unusual for many reasons Falling on Memorial Day weekend the race will honor those who fought for our freedom The 5K race miles certified course begins at 8 near the Landa Park train station After the 5K race starts the 5K walk will begin At a childrens 1K race will start for children 10 and younger First place male and female finishers in the 1K race will receive one day pass es to Schlitterbahn Colorful Tshirts an honor guard live entertainment and a contest for best patriotic running outift arc all a part of Three Parks Memorial Run Proceeds from the run benefit scholarships and track programs in the New Braunfcls area Wellknown runners who will be competing for cash awards include Ruth Nalcpa world record holder for the 3000 m in Natalie Nalcpa Robert Yara Randy Rcina and local standout Juan Bernal Yara Rcina and Bernal are fresh from team victories in Corpus Christi at the Beach to Bay Marathon Relay The cash awards draw top athletes from around the state but most runners come for the great course fun and prixc drawings New Braunfcls Running Club President Susan Phillips is racing director for the event However all members pitch in to make it work The race has recently gained notoriety in the Dallas and Houston areas and in major running pub lications For more information call 6253776 Ranay Relna winner of last years Three Parks Runs will return to defend his title For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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