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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY F X District 3f Little League tournament continues See 64 7A COUNTDOWN 274 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels WW til 4 Herald 18 pages in two sections Wednesday June Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ROBERT D SCHEEL SR Vol 142 No 160 Inside Sports Arts The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comat cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Rudy Guer rero Kathryn Butts Jeanette Seigfried Milan Ver non Roland Gordon Happy Anniversary to Barney Mar gi Handrick 9 Small business counseling expanded The Chambers Small Business Council has offered a confidential business counseling service free of charge to area business owners or those considering going into business since the council became a part of the chambers Program of Work five years ago This pro gram is made possible with the cooperation of UTSAs School of Business and has been on a twice monthly schedule since its begin ning The counseling includes information in the areas of expan sion management preventure feasibility loans cash flow inventory control and other topics of importance to the business per son For the last two years Debbie Schueneman a business consul tant from UTSAs School of Busi ness has spent two full days each month in the Chamber offices and has offered information and con sultation to over 200 individuals Debbie and the first counselor have been so successful with this project that it became apparent that more time needs to be allotted to the said Cash Hermes Chair of the Business Advisory Committee The new counseling service is scheduled in the Chamber office all day the second third and fourth Tuesdays of each month To make an appointment for a confidential counseling session or for additional information call the Chamber office Americans with Disabilities info conference set An Americans with Disabilities information conference will be held on Thursday June 23 The starting time is 6 to at Dittlinger Memorial Library 373 Magazine Avenue This is a public information conference to provide information from agencies both state and fed eral that provide services to per sons with disabilities There will be a video showing at 7 on ADA Access for This conference is of great importance to all disabled persons and to the public in general This is being sponsored by RAILS and Smiling Hands For information call Linda Schrank or Roy Under wood at 6094053 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 place for members of the community to gather and short the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Where the buffalo roam Where does a buffalo roam Anywhere he wants to Yesterday morning Comal County Sheriffs deputies answered a report of a buffalo on the loose on River Road The beast which escaped from Mountain View Ranch gave deputies a few problems as Initially the owner of the ranch was unable to be reached However the owner was reached later In the day In Houston and the ranch foremanwas to get the buffalo back onto ranch today The buffalo wandered onto several area residents property after crossing the river HeraldZeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH GBRA cuts flow rate of Guadalupe By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The water release rate from Canyon Dam has been dropped to 320 cubic feet per second and will remain there until further notice said the GuadalupeBlanco Riv er Authority For the past few weeks release rates from the Canyon Lake Reservoir have been made by the Army Corps of Engineers in order to remove flood water and return the Reservoir to its normal conservation pool level of 909 feet mean sea said GBRA Chief Engineer Tommy Hjll in a released statement When the level reaches 909 feet msl the GBRA essen tially takes over control of release rates from the Army Corps of Engineers which had been releasing water at around 550 cfs on a steady basis something of a new sys tem from the Corps who initiated the system through requests by the GBRA and outfitters 320 cfs is a good rate and wed love to have 300 cfs through the July 4th said Al Zator of Little Ponderosa How long it will last is the Hill said the GBRA hopes to be able to continue to release 300 cfs or more through the July 4th weekend but said releases are dependent upon weather and rainfall conditions We will do our best to advise the public of any changes in the release and encourage them to take advantage of this stable release rate all week long which is excellent for recreational uses and family said Hill Outfitters have consistently lobbied for a reserve poolat the lake which could keep a constant flow through the traditionally dry months We need a constant flow in the river said What we have is what is left over after release from the spring Zator said GBRA has done a good job in recognizing the importance of recreation and working with the Corps He said he would like to see more lobbying support from county officials and WORD to help insure constant flow at a good rate City decides to eliminate Safe City director position ByJENNIFERROMPEL Staff Writer City officials announced this week that the position of Safe City Director will be eliminated in the upcoming months According to New Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands the city has considered eliminating the position for a long time The original position was funded by a grant with the intent it would be selfsupporting at some said Shands It had five years to be phased out We still funded it when the grant ran he said Shands discussed the decision with Safe City Director Mike Grist last week and then brought the issue to the Safe City Commission He said the commission had concerns about the decision to Mike Grist eliminate the directors posi tion They are rightfully con cerned They do not want to see the program dimin ished We will still have the commission and it is func tional We have strong ded icated volunteers We will still have staff said Shands The safe city panel is made up of volunteer members and a chairperson They are currently trying to said Grist Shands said the decision to eliminate the posi tion was not made during public budget work shops because additional funding was found to support the position Grist explained that he expected that if the position was cut it would be cut during the citys budget sessions 1 thought I had gotten another he said A decision was on the table at that time If we had not gotten additional funding it would have been cut back then I have had the chance to look at the city budget for the last six months We need to have that money for other uses within the said Shands The duties of the safe city director will be assumed by the commission and by New Braun fels Police Chief Dick Headen The idea for the commission originated in the police department We have come full circle The commission will have direct access to the police said Shands The police chief will be the primary contact but he will not deal with it 40 hours per The directors position will be funded for another 90 days By eliminating the position the city will save Shands said there were no specific plans on how the money will be used Grist said he had no hard feelings against the city for eliminating his position The Safe City Commission has been in exis tence for five years The primary goal of the group was to gather information that was pertinent to crime prevention in New Braunfels and report it to the city council Its primary function in recent years has been to organize Neighborhood Crime Watch programs Local Red Cross offerring more services By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Comal County Chapter of the American Red Cross will now be able to offer more services since it recently added a health and safety officer to its staff Joanna Bransford began working at the Comal County chapter this month and will be offering firstaid courses community CPR courses and instructor training to residents of Comal and Guadalupe counties Bransford comes to Comal County from San ta Fe She is certified to teach swimming classes lifeguarding classes and lifeguard instruc tor clases first aid and CPR and first aid and CPR instructor classes Bransford has been involved with the Red Cross since she was in the third grade and took a first aid class She said few people become qual ified to teach instructor classes because the train ing takes two to four years Also the Red Cross doesnt train trainers unless there is a proportional she said Trainers are trained on an asneeded Bransford stressed that many people in New Braunfels should have CPR and first aid training She said restaurant personnel hotel employees outfitters and child care workers should all be trained Comal County Red Cross Manager Shirley Offermann said the first aid and CPR instructors she uses now are volunteers and are gainfully employed Bransford will be employed by the Red Cross and her position will eventually become a fulltime job In the past a lack of instructors caused sonic people to either wait weeks for a class or to go to San Marcos or San Antonio for a class Classes are offered in New Braunfels several times per month They arc held in the boaixi room of the Comal Appraisal District office on Mill Street The Comal County Red Cross recently took over the operations of the Guadalupe Coun ty Red Cross so Guadalupe County residents can now receive assistance through the New Braun fels office First aid and CPR classes are offered every week of every month excluding November and December Those wishing to take the courses should preregister and prepay All classes are filled on a firstcome firstserve basis For more information on taking Red Cross courses call 6201999 or visit the office at 178 East Mill Street suite 202 The office is open between 10 to 2 Monday through Fri day Oh my Squash r HeraldZeitong photo by MARK LYON Randy Green of 130 Dollar Dr in New Braunfels grew these two squash In his back yard garden Both squash weighed approximately five pounds and Green picked them Monday Green said he grew them with a compost he made using table scraps For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846   

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