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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels majors allstars beat Balcones 43 See P 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 247 DAYS NewBraunfeb Sesquteentennlal M6rch March New Braunfels 12 pages in one section July Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of IRENE TORRES Vol 142 No 183 Inside Texas Sports The River conditions Comal efs cfs cubic feet per second S ta in mti sch Birthday wishes from the HeraMZeKung TheNewBraiinfclsHerald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Marvin Westmeyer David Cabelto Anthony Abby Foster 10 Martha Barber Irene Torres Jeff Hand Roland Leos 24th Cecily Frances Tristan 1st Rayanne Timmer mann 14th L Carl Fox Gerald P Hinmann Ange line Buske Paul Fraser Mar cella Saathoff Richard Schoen fieW Angeline Sottman Happy Anniversary to Roland Crys tal Leos Charles Betty Lackey Special Tuesday program set at CMNB The The Childrens Museum of New Braunfels continues its tree first Tuesday Admission for families will be waived on Tuesday Aug 2 from 1 The CMNB isiprcsferlrig Jo r Scrugg in concert on Monday Aug 15 at the civic center ing at Business counseling offered at chamber Business Counseling is sched uled the second third and fourth Tuesday at the chamber of com merce for individuals needing assistance in any area of operat ing a business This chamber project which began over four years ago on a monthly basis has been extremely successful and grows to the pre sent schedule The service which offers coun seling in the areas of manage ment preventure feasibility loan packaging and others is free of charge and confidential To make an appointment call the chamber office at 6252385 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 Comal County Fair Parade entries now being accepted Entries for the 101st Comal County Fair Parade are now being accepted The Parade will beheld Friday Sept 23 begin ning at 10 For an entry form or more information please call Margi Handrick at 6251884 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung invites ill readers to submit ittnu to Stammtisch According to At 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 This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint puts NBU rate hike on hold By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer Although New Braunfels Utilities managers claimed water and sewer users fail to cover costs of the utilities city councilmembers yesterday delayed raising rates 75 percent Mayor Paul Fraser Jr objected to the rate increase because New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Paula DiFonzo and chairman of its bqardoftlustees E C Mornhmweg had yet totry to negotiate coining cost increases from Edwards Underground Water District Council members voice objections to increase Mayor Pro Tern Chris Bowers objected to the rate increase because NBU has a surplus of It doesnt make sense to raise rates he said Maybe a year from But NBU said the surplus is for electric users only and will be used for growth and maintenance over the next five years DiFonzo said growth and maintenance over the next five years for water and sewer is based on the increase Well make that she said We have to have something to bring before the board Thursday so well go with the two for both increase NBU trustees will meet Thursday at 10 to discuss a fiveyear fiscal plan DiFonzo seemed upset about the delay At least we still have the door open for she said Fraser directed them to ask EUWD if they will continue to pay for New Braunfels to use water from Canyon Lake DiFonzo was sure EUWDs answer will be1 negative it Would be controversial to fund us and not she said The rate increase must pass two more readings to become law The next city council meeting is Aug 8 If it does pass the readings the increase which will average about per customer per month will show up possibly on the November bills Florida bound submitted photo Aristocats Association Camp members first row from left Lehr officer Tiffany Meek Kim Nixon Campos UDA Instructor Back row from left E J officer Renee Lyles officer Allyson DeMasco Slddons Concetta Chllekl AgelaCantu officer and UDA Instructor Ganyon drill team earn trip to nationals competition in Florida By CHRISTINA MARTIN Staff writer For the first time ever this sum mer the Canyon drill team won the opportunity to go to a Universal Dance Association national compe tition Allyson DeMasco Siddons is Canyon High Schools fulltime drill team instructor These girls are into bigtime she said Eight members of the Aristocats Candice Lehr officer Tiffany Meek Kim Nixon Kathy Campos and E Haynes and went to the camp in San Ange to Texas where the competition was held Renee Lyles Concetta Chilek and Agela Cantu officer also qualified Officers Haynes and Lehr were also picked as allstars and will per form with a drill team in a New Years Eve parade in Paris France The national competition will be after that in Orlando Florida The Sea World competition will take place Feb 37 At the San Angelo camp the Aristocats one first place overall plus a superior trophy for outstand ing drill team The outstanding drill team honors came because their per sonal dance routine proved better than anyone elses routine they had brought from home Other routines in the competition involved num bers the UDA instructors taught City council seeking federal funds to widen Gruene river bridge By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer New Braunfels city councilmem bers voted to try for federal funds for a project to widen the Gruene riverbridge for pedestrians Council woman Jan Kennady voted for the application which requiresthe city to put up 20 percent of the project budget or Were going to have to do this bridge either way so we need to get all the help we can she said The Texas Highway Department project will award the federal funds on the basis of points awarded for whether the project benefits the state and bow many people and the qualitiy of life it benefits MIntenwxy Surface Transporta tion Enhancement Act made the funds available Mayor Fraser suggested on some summer days about individu als and vehicles cross the bridge Council will also apply for funds for the railroad society building Marshall Long of the railroad soci ety said his nonprofit organization will put up in matching funds for proposed improvements On a motion by Councilwoman Brenda Freeman amended by Mayor Pro Tern Chris Bowers the council unanimously told economic develop ment director Penelope Church to apply for the grants but prioritize the Gryene bridge project Long said about annually go through the railroad museum lift for vacant building By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The old LCRA power plant on Lan da Street at Landa Park will be get ting a million facelift if the LCRA is successful in getting a feder al grant to complete the project The paperwork for the grant will be submitted within weeks and a deci sion on funding will be made in Octo ber said Bill McCann LCRA spokesman The LCRA building renovation pro ject is one of nine proposed trans portationrelated projects in the region which together would total mil lion The federal government would pay 80 percent of the cost of each pro kicking jn the other 20 percent Trie LCRAs share of the New Braunfels project would be The LCRA Board of Direc tors voted last week to pursue the pro jects thus committing LCRA to its share of the funding if the grants are approved We would do a lot of cosmetic work repair masonry broken win dows painting remove lead McCann said It is part of a larger plan that will cost more than million that will include work on the grounds as The Texas Department of Trans portation will decide which projects to fund under the federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 which funds transportation enhancement projects McCann said that although the ren ovation of the LCRA building may not seem be related to transportation the project does qualify for the grant program because it is a historic build ing The program allows this There is It is a historic building and doing this work would allow us to preserve this he said There is a lot of competition for this funding but obvi ously we are hopeful that we will be successful We are very optimistic I think this project would be an excellent Two Canyon High students to take part in National Leadership Camp this week From staff reports Two Canyon High students will take part in a National Leadership Camp this week Erin Rich and Kan Kastner presi dent and vicepresident of the CHS student council are two of only 125 students nationwide selected to attend the camp at Outlaw Ranch spon sored by the National Association of Secondary Principals Divi sion of Student Activities The fiveday workshop for student leaders is designed to enhance leader Erin Rich Kari Kastner to represent Canyon High Student Council ship abilities increase communication skills project planning group process and organization Rich has been an officer the past two years as vice president and spirit officer Kastner has been an officer the past three years as energy officer three years and junior counselor at the Texas Association of Student Councils camp Taking on Karpov John Hendrick member of the Canyon Middle School state champion chess team spends a rare moment In chess heaven as he ponders a move against world chess champion Anatoly Karpov who made a rare visit to Texas to give a 23board charity exhibition In Austin recently Hendrick was the last to fall to Karpov while CMS team mate Grant Sltta earned a draw Both 9th graders will anchor Canyon Highs bid for stale championship next year In Austin The event was sponsored by the Uons Clubs of Austin and Moscow and benefited young people In need of operations Bomb explodes in mailbox at Garden Ridge home Sunday By CHRISTINE MARTIN Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE A bomb exploded Sunday in the mailbox of the Canyon High assistant cipa and Comaj County deputies lack suspects at this time Manufacturing art explosive weapon and tampering with gov ernment property are federal offenses A neighbor rolling up a garden hose outside at the time 10 could not see the retreating vehicle welt enough to identify it JPatti White Of Garden Ridge called in the complaint Jjm Clifton said no one thought wasstaoting at her he sajkL use of the funds The power plant building has a lot of potential for value to the communi ty We would like to see the commu nity come up with a use that would help New Braunfels and we are ready to make the commitments to help if happen This project would be the first step to finding a use for the building it would actually preserve the The power plant stopped generat ing electricity in the early 1970s and it has sat vacant since then Various plans have been put forward for use of Jhe building and grounds but no decisions have been made LCRA spent about million on the empty power plant a couple of years ago removing asbestos from the interior Other projects for which grant fands will be sought are in Llano Burnct Fayette Colorado Wharton and Matagorda Counties They include ren ovating a rail line and installing exhibits at public sites along the Colorado Riv er to explain the rivers role as a mode of transportation at Baylor University Canyon Highs Student Council recently won top honors and will rep resent the state as student council It consists of approximately 100 stu dents who volunteer their time to pro mote awareness leadership and par ticipation in school and community projects The teachersponsors from Canyon High School are Betty Kyle and Lily Barucky For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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