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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas 389 s o w E s T n i c R o p u B i s 111 N o 2627 E YANDELL DR PASO TX 79903 No small threat Giant rams horn snail poses threat to fountain darter and other endangered speoles In Landa Park See People Page 1B illlil Inside letteri to editor Suooeei itorles Sporti Pay Perionali 10A Rivor conditions 0UJHMUM wlihee from tht HtraldZtltunol The New Brawtfels ZsitwiS extends die following birthday wiiheg to Andrea Jo Aplrre Elsie Dowers Christine Barclay 89 Albert VII Paul Shane Grace Farias Isaac Bunches 9 Megan Anderson Walter Mueller Brady Miner Sandra Zimmermann Alex Alongl Sat Edwin Christopher Sat Renne Lux Ralph M Brand Charles Burgess Dexter A Gillesple Richard A Jasinski Terry Bak er Bernice Edens berger Jim Hazel Frances Schact Sat Florence Vernon Satur Patricia Williams Satur Bernice Wittrock Satur Ralph Brand Hortense Hernandez Laura McKay Wallie Loep Joyce McFarland Melanie Mittendorf Berna dine Riggs Leadership NB class the deadline for furring in applications for the 19941995 Leadership New Braunfels class is Friday July 22 Starting its third year Leader ship New Braunfels is made up of a diverse group of men women desiring to enhance their leader ship skills and knowledge of the community Call 6252385 or come by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce office at 390 S Seguin St for information or applications Area board off realtors to meet on July 25 The New Lake Area Association of Real tors membership meeting is July 25 Board of directors will meet at 22 Business After Hours planned for July 27 Business After Hours will be held this month at The Watering Hole Saloon located at 1390 Old McQueeney Rd on Wednesday July 27 from 5 to 7 Business After Hours is spon sored by the Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce and is an informal gathering of cham bers members Stammttsch Tht New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its rtadtrs to submit items to Stammtisch According to tht Sophitnburg Archive and members of tht German community Stammlisch represents a sil ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with The winning numbers Lotto Texas 89 1314 3442 Eit million jackpot LOTTERV This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels 9S Pages In three Sunday July SUNDAY 74CINTS Serving Comal Geunty for mm than W years of KIRA MIOAN ANDIRION Local resident un cam Prize offered for contribution by phone solicitor ByCRAIQHAMMETT Staff Writer Increased technology Is a sign of our times The world is becoming a smaller place because of telephones televisions and computers Unfortunately with the increased technology comes an opportunity for those with bad intentions as well as good Telephone scams are becoming more and more common They reach anywhere with a telephone even New Braunfels One local lady Andrea Turvin said someone tried to make her a victim She received a call from a man say ing he was with Say No To Drugs a group in California and that she had won a prize She could receive that prize but there would be a contribution he He also wanted her to give her credit card number over the phone andTlnat he would bill her through the credit card One thing that gave him away was that he said they were very supportive of her past donations I had never made contributions not to that she said he was just too overly sin Mrs Turvin checked the phone number he gave her and found it to be a fraud as well as the address She also called a legitimate orga nization in California Just Say No who appreciated her call and said they would definitely persue the matter with the authorities Headon collision near Startzvllle w u Ford F150Pck on FM 2722 at the Intersection with FM 2673 near Startzvllle Friday afternoon at approximate y Parnell weaken via AlHLli to University Hospital In San Antonlon and the other Injured driver was transported to McKenna Memorial Lake EMS Often times they said phone scams hurt legitimate organizations due to the negative feelings caused by the con artists There is a National Fraud Informa tion Center people can call at 1800 8767060 Some tips include Ask for the name address and phone number of the company the caller represents and how long the company has been in business and the callers name Never make an immediate deci sion Ask for written info and check it out Never give your credit card number or checking account over the phone Be skeptical if told youve won a prize Hang up if youre told youve won a prize but must pay to receive it Refuse to send cash check or mon ey order by messenger or overnight delivery Warbler ruling creates confusion for some ByCRAIQHAMMETT Staff Writer More questions than answers seem to already be forming as the Fish and Wildlife Service ponders designating much of Hill Country including areas in Comal County as critical habitat for endangered species The proposal if adopted would further pro tect the goldencheeked warbler a bird that nests in the cedar and oak forests of the Hill Country and uses bark from older cedar trees to build its nests The bird was placed on the endangered list in 1988 Fish and Wildlife said the habitat covers around acres in 33 Texas counties much of that critical habi tat The controversy centers on just who will be affected and how Much of Comal County is covered with cedars and oaks and most of the county is rural with only two incorporated cities Ranching and farming are traditional features of the county and developments are rapidly growing especially in the western portions Nobody really knows what effect this will have until somebody interprets the said Richard Brandes of the Comal County Agri culture Stabilization and Conservation Ser vice Brandes said the agency has never defined the word potential as it applies to potential habitat which he said could translate into any where Brandes said the federal government through his agency currently has costsharing programs aimed at land management whereby farmers or ranchers are asked to cut down cedars and replant grass In certain pastures Cedars are often harmrul to soil conservation because grass fails to grow well underneath Our concern is with land management prac said Brandes is an introduced species in the county It is an accepted practice to remove certain Fish and Wildlife officials say the proposal which should come up for review sometime in the early fall should not affect common ranch ing practices All landowners are already subject to the Endangered Species said Dorothy Deas a spokesperson for Fish and Wildlife ditional ranching practices are not Officials said they were concerned mainly with what they called oldgrowth cedar mixed with oak trees Newgrowth cedar is not a said Deas although she went on to say that if a rancher or farmer was planning to clear a large area for a pasture or road he would have to look and see that he is not endangering critical Which leads to more confusion Fish and Wildlife said persons would have to apply for a permit which currently takes about one year That process could lengthen if more persons apply or If a study is required to determine if wildlife would indeed be threatened Penalties range from no more than in fines or one year in prison for criminal cas es to not more than in fines in civil cases Youre basically guilty until you prove said Dan Byfield director of leg islative affaire for the Farm Credit Bank in Where do you draw the line Byfield said his company is concerned that property values will decline if persons cannot develop land He also said the term mitigation will increasingly be used whereby someone such as a developer sets aside an amount of land in order to develop another Congressman Lamar Smith claims a Court of Appeals in March ruled in the Sweet Home case tnat the definition of harm in the Endangered Species Act suggests that clearing alone does not supply evidence of death or injury or involve the term take as applied to harming the endangered species What is needed here is to strike a balance between property rights and the said Smith in a released statement Local lenders are also watching to see what changes the proposal could have either on property values or lending practices I dont think we need to overreact We dont know how much land here will be des ignated as critical said Texas Com merce Bank President Bob Smith be more interested when we find out exactly what acreage is Local youth not charged in traffic fatality incident By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Ben Sweet 17 of New Braunfels could face a cita tion for running a traffic light in an accident which took a Navasota mans lifeTuesday The accident took place at the intersection of Loop 337 and River Road at about 8 July 12 The impact instantaneously ejected Arthur Lucas 75 from his truck and he was run over He died later at University Hospital in San Antonio that day New Braunfels Police Department Lt John Worn mack investigator said Sweets bloodalcohol level was checked and did not support a possible charge of criminally negligent homicide which always is a possibility in a ratal car crash He feels Wommack said of Sweet He saw the light was green he was looking in his Bron co for something and when he looked back up the light was red He saw the white truck crossing his lane he slammed on his brakes but still hit the Wom mack continued recounting Sweets story The case will be handed over to the county attorneys office Monday Wommack estimated Sweets speed before he slammed on his brakes at 55 miles per hour The speed limit there is 45 But no speeding citation has yet been filed Machts nichts I have up two years to Wom mack said Funeral services were held for Lucas in Navasota Friday He is survived by his wife who was staying with him at Summit resort in Fischer at the time of his death and two daughters For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846
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