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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                t Jll v WEDNESDAY Stephen Rodriguez headed for naf Jonafs com 1 MO 188 j soWEST j IVuV E YAMDEL4 W EL TX 72903 HUTS COUNTDOWN 253 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqufcentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 20 pages in two sections Wednesday July Serving Comal County tor more than 142 years Home of TIMMERMANN I Vol 142 No 179 Inside Texas Sports 9A River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Katie Voges Johnny Brownlow Joyce Gar nett Catherine Herbsleb Smith Isabel Stinnett John Vernon Chuck Walters Gilbert Guerrero Dave Clark Erika Ramirez Oscar Guerrero Hap py Anniversary to Mario Nel da Rosales 4 Deadline nearing for Leadership NB class The deadline for turning 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 aCircater NewBraunfels Chamber of Commerce office at 390 S Seguin St for information or applications Chamber plans next Business After Hours Business After Hours is plan ning a Membership Mixer an informal gathering of Chamber of Commerce members sponsored by The Watering Hole Saloon Dance Hall at 1390 Old McQueeney Road for Wednes day July 27 from 57 Members can meet make new contacts and exchange ideas with other members of our business community Randolph retirees to sponsor briefing The Randolph Air Force Base Activities Office will sponsor an informal threehour information update briefing on Aug 10 for military retirees and spouses Representatives from the Med ical Squadron Family Support and Legal Offices will address a variety of subjects currently the concern of military retirees Each will also provide instruc tions on where retirees can seek more detailed guidance or assis tance on subjects discussed The meeting will be held in the Randolph AFB Theatre and begins at 0900 9 For further information call 6526880 Comal County Fair Parade entries now being accepted Entries for the 101st Comal County Fair Parade are now being accepted The Parade will be held Friday Sept 23 begin ning at 10 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 silting place for members of the community to gather and share At days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Drug raid near Purgatory Rd NBISD board okays tract of land for school By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Officials with the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force In conjunction with the Comal County Sheriffs Department raided a tract of land some five miles north of FM 306 on Purgatory Rd yesterday afternoon and reportedly confiscated more than 100 marijuana plants No arrests have been made as of press time A hell copter from the AANTF were used In the raid Heat is up water is down By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The heat is up and the water is down Everyone feels the heat of this Texas summer which has already proven to biniStter than normal Put that heat with no moisture and river flows and aquifer levels will drop Last week was great but yester day was running about 50 percent said Jim Dunman of Jerrys Rentals Monday Dunman said he was one of many outfitters who would begin pulling rafts if things do not improve Were getting to the point of putting the rafts he said Its not worth it to repair holes in your Businesses along the Guadalupe have seen a good summer with high flow rates during Memorial Day and a good rate during the Fourth of July weekend Without significant rainfall in the last two months the overflow from Canyon Lake has gradually decreased Business owners say however that the effect has barely tourists v Inflow at Canyon Lake is 120 cubic feet per second while outflow is 148 cfs The Comal Springs continues to flow at near 300 cfs although it too is going down with the Edwards Aquifer level This year has been a banner said Clinton Brandt at The Ole Mill Stream Were still running well ahead of last Brandt said he can judge the river level by looking at the entry ramp at his place He said it is about four inches below a normal point In 1991 the riv er dropped to a low point but people were still able to float In 1991 people had to get off the ramp and walk over the rocks to get to the he said Its three to four feet above that Brandt said based on current flow he believes the Comal River will last through the summer I really seriously believe the aquifer is going to hold up at least during the summer he said If this weather keeps up through the fall well then thats another Schitteibahn Water Park obviously a very large business does not depend entirely on water from the Comal Riv er In fact marketing director Sherrie Brammell said the park uses an enclosed chlorinated system and some water from the Comal Attendance is up over last year We think its a combination of hot weather and new she said dry weather is actually good for us People want to come and cool The New Braunfels Independent School District approved a tract of land for a future school site and approved an alternative school in meet ing Tuesday night NBISD acquired acres adja cent to Oak Run school for a future school which has yet to be determined Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the cost was good because the property comes complete with util ity lines already installed Everything is already he said It would have cost more had we had to install all the He said the purchase is actually the second part of land purchases approved by a bond issue several years ago A lot had already been bought across from Memorial The purchase passed 61 with Sylvia Sanchez dissenting She wanted to table the motion until a new board could be seated Elections are Aug 13 Board mem bers decided to approve the purchase and outgoing member Arlon Hermes commented that business would go on as usual even seats on the board were up for election The board approved an agreement to contract with a private company for an alterna tive school a compa ny out of Illinois will provide the school for up to 30 atrisk students sent there for various reasons Ombudsman will provide the rooms and teachers for the program at a cost of per student As far as I know we are the first district in Texas to contract with a pri vate said Bradberry I think you will see more and more dis tricts looking at this type of arrange Sanchez asked if a counselor could be added to the school but Bradberry said the cost around would be too nigh considering counselors at oth Tax payment deadline nears ByLESUEKRIEWAiDT Special to the Normally July 3J IW would f be the deadline forpayment of City of New fcraunfefs New Braunfels Independent School trict taxes ttowever July 3 i fells on a Sunday the last day to pay taxes without penalty and interest is Moriday Aug J According to the Texas Proper ty Code taxes must be pafdiegard less of whether 0r not you have received a tax statement If you have not yet received a tax states ment please call the Tax Office Tax Collector Carleton Donop reminds taxpayers that if you plan to pay your taxes by check you must include the account of the property on the check The description of the property being taxed appears on your statement Check this description againgt your deed nwr4s fpt acw racy The addressshowh ijC Payments taxes may be made at the KB1SD Tax Office at 407 W Mill Street The office Js open from 8 to 5 each week day Payments may also be mailed to Box 3 J 0507 New Braunfels Texas 781310507 er schools have only a 1 to 600 student ratio He said students at the alternative school would receive a 1 to between 5 and 10 teacherstudent ratio which he said was much better than students at other schools and included teachers specially trained to work with atrisk students Outfitters mixing it up in clean up challenge Jerrys Rentals issues challenge to other outfitters By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Jim Dunman an outfitter of Jerrys Rentals said the challenge has Seen issued This summer Dunman has sent his crew down the left bank of the Guadalupe River about five miles down to Gruene Crossing to clean debris from the river Now he is challenging others to do likewise Wed like some help from everybody he said Dunman said he had been upset that County Judge Carter Casteel and some had criticized the river as being unclean and wanted to do something about it Dunman said WORD pays some outfitters to clean the river and Jerrys is included with Gruene River Co He said large cleanups by WORD have been successful but wanted to do more They clean once at the beginning of the year and once at the end Thats not he said Dunman has sent a crew of eight or nine out each Mon day five miles down the left side of the river He said he gives incentives like a free restaurant meal to the winning team of two Dunman said the group has averaged 160 to 200 filled WORD bags each trip He added he gives customers 25 per cent off the price of rental to those who return their filled WORD trash bags Although WORD purchase orders pay some outfitters to clean Dunman said mis does not cover most of the expens es He said he mainly does it to keep the river clean which he said is just good business Were definitely going to do it again next he said HeraUZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH From Jerrys Rentals from left Neat Horn Matt Oehlers Dan Llesman Rusty Ryder Willie Chavls Chris Plummer Shane Carson Brian ChaHe and Shae Wllklns The group collected more than 200 bags of aluminum cans from the river Rockin R accepts clean up challenge By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer We accept the said Zero Rivers The owner of Rockin R River Rides said his crew would take the right side of the river as they have been doing He would however like to see other outfitters on the river take a least a small portion of the river and clean up litter We put the challenge exit to adopt a mile or he said A lot of them already do Jerrys and Gruene River Co have been cleaning the left side of the river this season and in seasons past but issued a challenge for other outfitters to do the same We took it in the spirit of a said Rivers We do it all the time It took the two of them to do what we did though Eighteen employees and two divers combed the GuadWupe for trash mostly aluminum cans Rivers said they usually do it on Tuesdays i Rivers is not part of the WORD program for funding some outfitters to clean the river because he is a member of the WORD board of directors He feels the outfitters should take an interest in main taining small portions of the river throughout the season Every outfitter should get out every he said has got to be a maintenance HeraHZeitung photo by JOHN HU9ETH Signing up at Rockin R are Shane Wolf Tracy Freeman Ron Tyon Scott Courvllte Bill Hakwwn Shlloh Gamier Daniel Diek Ron Laza Davkt Williams Corky Rathburn Duttl Blalock Red McFarland For news advertising or subscription information call 6250144 Metro 6060046   

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