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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 5, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                IN SPORTS DAY New youth sports complex for Comal County becoming 1LPAS COUNTDOWN 291 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March Inside Letters to the Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Glorie Thwing Georg Cathy Downs Colleen J Sanchez 10th Mon Bethany Diaz Annie Valveree Victoria Nieto Alfred Heiligmann Archie Schmidt Darla Grace Mary Har borth Betsy Hob good Don Logan Marge Miller Edward Wendt Bill Hightower Audre Lokey Mon Harry Myers Ray Schoch Jennie Searight Gladys Way Happy Anniversary to Ronnie Valerie Moore 10 German vet is member of Galveston sub club HOUSTON mind that the latest president of the Galve ston chapter of a submarine veterans group served in the German navy dur ing World Warn I nominated him and everybody said Great and voted Tom Poser said Del Sprague a fellow mem ber of the Submarine Veterans of World War n Galveston chapter There are a lot of Uboat sailors in the national organization but hes the only one whos a chapter Poser 71 of Houston said he and his fellow veterans understand that they were just doing their jobs even if it was for warring sides We did our best for our countries at the said Poser whose true given name is Heinrich Decades later as the 50th anniver sary of DDay approaches former foes say they put their hostilities behind them long ago Some even regard Poser as a model American Hes accepted citizenship and hes entered into it and hes become very active as a said Galveston chapter member Phil Murray who served on the USS Sailfish and Tar pon Hes a good Pat Kochis certified by county judge Pat Kochis an independent can didate for Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 has had an application for placement on the November ballot certified by County Judge Carter Casteel City council seeking volunteers for board At its regular meeting on June 27 the New Braunfels City Council will be considering the appointment of one member to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Advisory Board The position is for a partial term ending May Applications are available in the office of the city secretary and must be delivered to the city secretarys office by 12 Wednesday June 22 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 ptjcefor members of the community ti gather and share the days happen ings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 710 1620 3036 5 ESIST LOTTERV 50 years ago at Normandy Local veterans talk about their experiences of 50 years ago at Normandy See Page 1B DDAY Anniversary 1 Navy bound Jason Owens sets his sights on the Naval Academy See Page 7A New Braunfels Herald 38 Pages in three sections Sunday June SUNDAY 75 CENTS Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of GLORIE THWING GEORG Vol 142 No 147 Judge orders plan to reduce pumping By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A federal judges order to develop a plan for pumping limits in the Edwards Aquifer region continues the battle to reduce pumping of the aquifer District Judge Lucius D Bunton ffl Friday ordered his appointed water monitor Joe G Moore to develop a plan by Aug 1 to reduce pumping from the Edwards Aquifer in order to protect endangered species in the Comal and San Marcos Springs Kenneth Ikels of New Braunfels a board mem ber of the Edwards Underground Water District said the plan submitted would really be an inter im plan until a more concrete authority could be established to control or monitor pumping or alternate sources of water could be found espe cially for San Antonio To have a plan is certainly very much a neces sity to maintain spring flows The EUWD has had a demandmanagement plan since 1992 that would limit pumping in the three counties Comal Hays he said Ikels added the EUWD plan calls for pumping limits by percentage when the aquifer reaches a certain level Finding alternate water sources are vital he said especially with pumping limits con cerning San Antonio whose only source of water is the aquifer New Braunfels receives most of its water from the Guadalupe River The judge denied a request by the Sierra Club for an immediate emergency water plan but did order the Fish and Wildlife Service to com plete a recovery plan for endangered fountain darters like those in Comal Springs The ruling came in response to ongoing plead ings in a suit originally filed by the Sierra Club and other parties in 1991 In November of 1992 Bunton ordered federal and state agencies to devise plans to deal with pumping of the aauifer Legislation resulted in the creation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority but that authority has been blocked by the Justice Department in response to a request by the MexicanAmeri can Legal Defense and Education Fund which wants an elected authority Bunton appointed Moore as water monitor earlier this year to devise a plan for reducing pumping of the aquifer The aquifer level stood at feet on Friday The alltime high was recorded in June of 1992 at feet The record low came in August of 1956 at feet Truck trailer accident u L HeraldZeitung photo by JENNIFER ROMPEL Jeff Johnson of New Braunfels wrecked his truck and trailer after a tire blew out on the trailer near the Gruene Road exit off Loop 337 Friday at approximately 3 The blow out caused Johnson to lose control of the vehicle on the Guadalupe River bridge Tree stumps loaded on the trailer covered the bridge after the vehicle struck the railing on the bridge Some debris fell into the river No injuries were reported New Braunfels Police responded to the accident Council airport advisory board to meet in workshop Tuesday Bv JENNIFER ROMPEL hffnrp sfnt tn tho rnnnril Mission Valley moves division to new location By MARK LYON Managing Editor By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council and the New Braunfels Municipal Airport Advisory board will meet in a workshop this week to update board and council members on the sublease for the airport During its last meeting the council opted to table a resolution that would approve the sublease with Aircraft Sales Inc from Engine Components Inc until after a workshop could be held The reso lution was tabled because some of the language in the lease was complicated The sublease was approved by the advisory board before being sent to the council The sublease does not include everything that EC1 subleases from New Braunfels Aero Services Inc ECI is retaining some of the hangars out of the sub lease to use as they wish The council has requested the meeting be held at June 7 in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Dobrowolski said the workshop is also being held because there are several new members on both the council and the board Another meeting concerning city business will be held at 7 Tuesday The meeting concerns the citywide ordinance which restricts the use and place ment of objects in the public space rightofway The entire side walk downtown is considered public space Two years ago the Downtown Association and the Main Street Advisory Board held a meeting to discuss the ordinance At that time the boards determined the ordinance should be left as is but decided to review it again in two years The meeting to discuss the ordinance will be held in the Entex Conference Room on the corner of South Castell and Coll Street All downtown business owners property owners or managers are welcome Mission Valley Textiles announced Friday that it will move its Creative Textiles Division to a squarefoot building on Austin Street in New Braunfels Mission Valley president Bill Mot ton said the move will take place in about four to six weeks after some refurbishing work is completed The building which once housed Cornet Hosiery Mill has been leased by Mis sion Valley for five years at which time the company can either extend their lease or purchase the building Morton said that growth in the cre ative textiles division in the last sev eral years caused the department to become cramped inside their mill located behind the factory outlet stores In terms of sales this division earned S2 million worth of business two years ago and did 57 million the very next year an increase of over 300 he said Next year were anticipating being able to do S10 million in Were bursting at the said Judy Waring director of employee relations at Mission Valley Were growing by leaps and bounds We can hardly keep up with The division sells to many retailers large and small across the region The growth has already taken Morton said Theres square feet in this building It fits this part of our operation It has a manu facturing area and a Morton explained that the creative textiles division takes roll fabric from the Mission Valley mill and puts it into a smaller form that can be sold into the retail market The building located approximately three miles from the main Mission Valley plant has been vacant for the last five years Sesquicentennial celebration to kick off with ringing of the bells event EDITORSNOTE This is the first in a 19part series detailing each of the 19 events scheduled for the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial All future stories will be accompa nied by a schedule of By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer City leaders plan to ring in the New Year in January with one of the citys most prominent and favorite objects the carillon in the Comal County Courthouse The ringing of the bells along with chimes from several local churches highlights fes tivities for New Years Eve on the downtown plaza All of this will serve to kick off the cel ebration of the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Year The four bells have become a mark of special occasions in New Braunfels Although they ring each day they play programmed tunes each quarter of the hour On special occasions mainly July 4th and Christmas other tunes can be played by hand We took them off for one night and people called complaining They recognized the bells werent ringing even in the middle of the said Herb Caldwell Comal County Main tenance Director The bells came to New Braunfels through local patriarch Walter Faust Jr The bells were built in Philadel phia home of the Liberty Bell in 1975 On Jan they were dedicated to Mr Fausts mother Lot tie Pfeuffer Faust Mr Faust played the bells for many years before he decided to retire and give the chores to some one younger Jeff Stratemann was a piano stu dent of Mr Fausts and learned to play the bells under the watchful tutor To play them manually is not such an easy task The four bells vary in size and thus vary in tone When played manually the person must push the electronic button that controls each bell and each note Each button plays a note lot each bell You can play a chord if you push several buttons at one said Stratemann Stratemann has played several times and says a person must practice in order to play It is really hard to play any partic ular musical piece You have to play by ear Sometimes you make it up as you he said He said he and others took piano lessons from Mr Faust and those remain the few who know how to play the bells He decided to teach me how to do it because he was concerned nobody would he said He wanted someone to carry on the tradition I Stratemann said he can play sever al Christmas tunes including Jingle Bells and Silent For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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