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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Hunting season offers some changes for this Fall H016 BOWEST HlC E YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 COUNTDOWN 240 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteenlennlal March Match NewBraunfels HeraldZeitung 10 pages in one section Tuesday Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ED GOERGES I Vol Inside Texas Sports The River conditions Guadaiupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung TheNewBraunfelsHerald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Ed Goerges George Lucas Joyce Schaefer Maria Perez Elaine Marie Villanueva 14 Rebecca Alvarez Dr Gary Bird Richard W Vander Vorste Ella Boord Willie Bryant Johnson Jan Kawa Viola Kenady Samuel Rodriguez Shann Wright Floyd Young Happy Anniver sary to Tom Nancy Finder 14 Special Tuesday program set at CMNB The The Childrens Museum of New Braunfels continues its free first Tuesday program Admission for families will be waived today from 1 to 5 The CMNB is presenting Joe Scrugg in concert on Aug 15 at the civic center start ing at 1994 Rodeo Queen entries sought Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1994 Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of August 1994 Information and entry forms will be available at New and Smithson Valley High Schools 4H benefit dance set for Aug 12 The Comal County 4H clubs are having their benefit dance on Friday Aug 12 at the Comal County Fairgrounds from 8 to 12 Tickets are available at the county extension office 132 Water Lane Downtown Association to meet The Downtown Association will meet today at 7 at Krauses Cafe Nathan Rheinlan der Comal County Attorney will be the guest speaker and will talk about hot checks The public is invited For more information call Downtown Association President Connie Worleyat6294419 SVHS fundraiser set The Smithson Valley High School dance team will host a garage sale fundraiser on Satur day Aug 6 from 8 to 3 at Uniques Event Park Hwy 281 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to StammliscH According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a silling place for members of the community to gather and than the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint Early morning blaze destroys condo By ROSE MARIE HASH Special to the HeratdZeitung A fire at 414 South Union forced three boys to escape out a window onto the roof and com pletely destroyed one of three condominiums in the Garden Villa complex early this morning The alarm was called in at The fire apparently started in the residence of Cruz Gay Three boys make escape through window tan who reported waking to the sound of break ing glass and upon investigating found flames in his livingroom According to New Braunfels Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn Gaytan shouted up to his three sons who were sleeping upstairs The oldest of the three helped the other escape the flames We have a hero said Friesenhahn The oldest boy helped the other two climb out a win dow onto the roof and they jumped from The origin of the fire is suspicious according to Friesenhahn Were in the middle of an said Friesenhahn It was arson We found the unit ful ly involved but the damage was contained to the one unit There was some water and smoke damage to the two units on either According to McKenna Memorial Hospital the three boys Cruz Gaytan Dillinger Gay tan 17 and Leon Lopez were treated and released with minor injuries MHMR auction Leland Cox Chairman of the auction displays an autographed photo of Carol Burnett auctioned off during Fridays event HMR By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Bids were flying high Friday night at the New Braunfels Civic Center as a silent and regular auction were held to benefit mental health and mental retardation services in Comal County Leland Cox chairman of the event said the auction is intended to benefit different offices that support the treatment of mental ill ness in the county Items up for bidding included numerous photographs signed by entertainers and sports stars as well as items such as hotel stays Cox said one photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger last year brought This year the actor agreed to sign the photo after it was bid on to whomever bought it Some of the largest items auctioned were a small twoseat bass boat and a smoker barbe cue pit The dinner catered by Molly Joes and auction benefited services such as the Mental Health Clinic under the CaminoReal Mental Health Services of Comal County Charles Stirk director of the clinic said the clinic provides professional help for those having persistent and chronic mental disorders or those with acute and severe emotional dis tress which impairs daily functioning We service the psychiatrically said Stirk We provide a variety of services for those with mental The staff includes five psychiatrists part five psychotherapists five case man agers a nurse rehabilitation teacher and two rehabilitation community service aides No person is denied treatment because they cannot pay Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income and number of family dependents The clinic located at 180 W Mill is open Monday through Friday but has a 24 hour hotline at 18005435750 Monitor calls for cuts on pumping By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A federallyappointed water monitor called for cuts in pumping of the Edwards Aquifer and the reg istering of wells as part of an emergency management plan Monday Joe G Moore appointed as a water monitor by Senior District Judge Lucius Bunton m sented his plan to Bunton to manage the Edwards and prevent Comal Springs from going dry in periods of drought or dry weather Bunton can use this report as a consideration in the ongoing lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club several years ago of which the city of New Braunfels was an intervenor Moore met with local representatives last week in a preview of the plan which calls for voluntary and mandatory reductions in pumping when the Comal Springs flow reaches 250 cubic feet per second and below Doug Miller water negotiator for Comal County and New Braunfels said Moore discussed the corre lation between measuring units of the Edwards and Comal springflow He Moore said How do we know the correla tion is going to hold said Miller Weve noticed the spring flow correlation between the J17 well at Fort Sam Houston and the spring flow has Miller said tracking the aquifer level at Fort Sam Houston may not determine just how much in danger spring flow is He said some of the larger freeflow ing wells like one at Sam Houston have been capped and the city of New Braunfels now uses surface water Another key point would have Edwards wellusers register with the state so that pumping could be mon itored Miller said this point was brought up before the state legislature in the last session but was quickly hushed That was talked about back in he said We need to identify who is taking Miller said that any entity business or person selling water must register with the state Other than s that certain larger pumping operations can pump water without reporting their usage CISD looking at water conservation measures as dry weather continues Officials at CISD schools in western Comal County hope for rain during August By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Water problems in the Hill Country are forcing Comal Independent School District officials to look at conservation measures We are going to have to police ourselves in the Hill Country said Roy Linnartz maintenance director for the CISD Schools include Smithson Valley High School Smithson Valley Middle School Bill Brown Elementary and the Bulverde schools Each has its own water system said Lin nartz Currently the district is watering athletic fields at SVHS and S VMS only at night from 9 to midnight to help reduce evaporation Linnartz said if the situation gets critical the district may result to watering only the main playing field at SVHS and stop watering the practice fields If we dont get any rain in August well be in he said The district faced water problems of another sort last year when students at Bill Brown had to drink from bottled water fountains due to possible lead contimination in the pipe fittings Linnartz told the CISD trustee boaid Thursday that he was not encouraged with the progress of the original contractors trying to fix the problem He said he may pursue recommendations from the school attorneys as to a next possible course of action Nancy Cobb replaces Brockman at CMS By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Nancy Cobb principal at Bulverde Primary will take over the principal position at Canyon Middle School this year replacing Rusty Brockman who will move to the Central Administra tion Office as Purchasing and Mainte nance Coordinator Cobb is a longtime veteran of CISD schools who started her teaching career at Canyon Middle School in 1974 She has been with the district off and on for 13 years including two as assis tant principal at Smithson Valley Mid dle School and the one year at Bul verde She is also a former Womens Ath letic Director at Howard Payne Uni versity in Brownwood When asked if these were promo tions or not Superintendent Jerry Major said It depends on how you look at it those primaries are pretty Dr Major said the district is con tinuing a search for a principal at Bul verde Primary Its our plan to get someone before school he said LCRA commits funds to help repair aging Comal River dam From staff reports The Lower Colorado River Authority recently helped repair Iheir dam in the Comal River next to a Landa Street power plant and they have committed funds to Jongterm repairs as well according to spokes men David Whatley of the New Braunfels parks department said LCRA New Braunfels Utilities City of New Braunfels and Fish and Wildlife Service employees threw everything they could find in a 14foot hole that had eroded under the 40yearold dam that maintains water levels in Lake July 20 Now water is eroding around the other side of the daro The daw also xuld fall in the future because It was not designed to even do the job it now doing Whafley said around 1956 when a drought of record caused the riverbed to go dry the thenoperat ing power plant built the dam to cwate a small Jake to their plant said the take was used to cod water If the dam had not been there the park would have tfodrypverbed Arching braces support the degree wall but essentially alt that really supports the wall is the weld where tiierrtetal braces connect toft the same direction the braces are pushing If a 150yearold dam Wow fa 40year one were to possible the water backwards dam that It would fail and landa lake would com pletely tost lake the everything which the endangered darter dwell iathas For news advertising 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