New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 9, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 09, 1994

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Area volleyballers begin practices for fall season See P 5 New Braunfels Herald CENTS PASo TX 79903 10 pages in one section Tuesday Aug Serving Comal County for more than 142 years of DONNIE DUNCAN Vol 142 No 193 Inside 7 Sports Church River conditions Guadalupe River cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Mary Isabel Barboza Aaron Jay Schmidt Eddie Davis Lourdes Gonzales Megan Williams Maco Leos Juan B Lopez 40 Don nie Duncan Albert Laskowski Anne Moerbe Chester M Atkins Robert L Mueller Maurice Atkins Vir ginia Egleton Charley Prine Dorothy Steussy Leo Svobod ny 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 formswillbe available Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools Womens center to host open house The board of directors and the staff of the Comal County Wom ens Center will host an open house today from 5 to 7 The open house will be held at the new shelter and administra tive offices located at 1547 Com mon St New Braunfels BPW to meet Wednesday The New Braunfels Business Professional Womens Club will meet Wednesday Aug 10 at the Holiday Inn beginning at Dinner will be served at 7 followed by a program by Lizz Cutney District Director of BPW titled The Proactive For more information contact Elaine Wells at 6252947 or Ruby Bading at 6257511 Two tickets match Saturday numbers AUSTIN AP Two tickets bought hi the Houston area cor rectly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday night for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The jackpot is worth an estimated million In addition to the jackpot win ners there were 175 tickets sold with five of the six numbers with each ticket worth There were tickets with four of six numbers with each winning Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Wednesday nights game will be million Stammtisch The New HeraldZeiluiig invites ilt to submit itemt to Stammtach According to the Sophitnburg Archives and members of the German coamunily Slammlisch represents a sating place for Humbert tf the community to gather and share tkt daft happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Council rejects By TED EASTWOOD Staff Writer The New Braunfels Qty Council rejected a request for water and sewer rate increases from New Braunfels Utilities Monday night by a four to three vote The request would have increased the cost of local water and sewer customers and would have enabled the utilitys water and sewer divisions to become more selfsufficient Currently funds are taken from NBLTs electric division to sup plement the water and sewer divisions City council member Mary Serold asuggested that NBU change the way their billing is done U rate hike request Mergele house named historic landmark The New Braunfels city council Monday night approved the Mergele house at 708 West Mill as an official historic landmark That means any work done tj the house would have to folllow certain gui felines when doing any work on the building Also Monday night the council appointed Rubin Villaneal to the planning an 1 zoing corn rather than increase the rates Morhninweg president of said they make more money on the electric pc wer because Grass fire in Solms misioa Villaneal is a retiree who is a lifelong resident of the city A number of people who wanted to be con sidered for the charter review commettee had their names brought to the council Mayor Paul Fraser said these names will be reviewed bythe council and will be acted on at a later date the larger clients using the power than water and sewer TXI Cement and Lafarge are two large electric customers located outside the city limits As council members voted on th issue coun cilman Tim Walker said that as the ordinance is written he would have to vote against it but because questions had not been answered However as the issue of the rate increase on the sanitary sewarge system came under discussion for a second reading a number of questions were rai s ed about the cost at about per year After a heated discussion it was moved that it come up for a thi rd read ing It was at that point Mayor Paul Fraser told Morhninweg if they came in two weeks with another plan the council would consider a rate increase again New Braunfels Firefighters responded to a grass fire yesterday at approxl Solms Road and WakJ Road Oscar Rodriguez of Western Railroad helped Nl spread across a dry grassy area Officials said the blaze may have started b on the Lafarge spur Approximately four acres were burned Bracken Volunt ed to the call also photo by JOHN HUSETH lery near the Intersection of D personnel fight the fire as It quickly sparks from a Western Railroad engine Fire Department personnel respond CISD winding down budget process early District will not have to borrow funds for 9495 school year By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer BULVERDE The Comal Independent School District is work ing toward its 199495 budget and is currently winding down the process A public hearing on the budget is scheduled for Aug 22 7 at Frazier Elementary Abel Campos CISD finance director said the district is looking at 1 with needed for maintenance operations He said the current tax rate of per value is expected to remain the same Were assuming weve got to work with and thats he said Take away 24 cents off the rate to pay debt service a figure auto matically set and the district has to work with Campos said 03 cents would go to the needed for maintenance This is the first repairs year since IVev CISD Director of Maintenance Roy Linbeen here that nartz told the CISD Board of Trustees Monwe probably day that several repairs were needed some have to Early voting for NBISD ends today at 5 By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict voters will have their last chance at voting early before the general election Saturday Early voting continues today until 5 at the Education Center at 430 W Mill St The election for two atlarge candidates and one District 1 candidate begins Satur day Voting begins at 7 and runs through 7 Assistant Superintendent Lonnie Curtis said early voting totals show the potenti of a large turnout A total of 249 absenteje votes have already been cast and the dis trict has mailed out 198 ballots bringing ths total to 447 thus far should all ballots return The potential turnout from absentee voting is largest Ive seen and Ive been here over 20 he said Only one oth er time I think has it exceeded Saturday NBISD voters have to voie in locations according to the district th y live in District 1 voting will be held it Lone Star Primary District 2 votes it Memorial Elementary District 3 voting is Countys flood plain permits total 63 for month of July Staff reports Comal County Flood Plain Development per mits total 63 hi July as the county continues to experience growth This total saw a slight decrease from June when 74 permits were issued Flood plain permits are required by the coun ty for structures such as mobile homes wood frame and other structures They often reflect growth by showing the number of new structures being built In July me county saw worth of new structures built the majority of which were wood frame Wood frame structures numbered 42 at a value of Permits for mobile homes numbered 19 at a total value of Two other structures totaled at Seele Elementary District 4 at Lamar Primary and District 5 at New Braunfels High School Voters have five candidates from which to choose for the two atlarge seats open on the board They are Leo Chafin Yolanda H Longoria Ted Gaskamp Bette Offer man Spain and Bob Rabom District 1 candidate Sylvia Sanchez is running unopposed District 1 voters can also vote for two at large trustees however District voters out side District 1 cannot vote for the District 1 seat but can vote for the two atlarge seats Campos indicated the CISD would go into this year without having to borrow money something not seen the last several years This is the first year since Ive been here that we probably wont have to borrow he said Campos said money in the fund balance would allow the district not to borrow money Districts like to avoid borrowing money to avoid paying interest rates which is in turn passed to taxpayers Campos also told the CISD Board that the Texas Education Agency is considering a program to require school districts to use what they term excess funds in a fund balance If you have more in the fund balance than what you need they would consider that he said TEA wants to knew about the fund balance How are you going to use it Campos said this would not effect the CISD even if put in placfc should the state try to retrieve the excess funds from school districts He said the CISD would designate any funds in the fund balance toward some part of the CISD budget Campos also mentioned that million bond issue slated for Sept 1 0 would not effect the 199495 budget Any vote on the bond issue whether for or against would effect the 199596 budget EUWD head not in favor of augmentation By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The general manager of tie Edwards Underground Water D is trict said the EUWD agrees w th certain portions of the federal y appointed water monitors plan or reduced pumping of the aquiisr but not all Rick Ulgner read a copy of he 90page report that was sent to he EUWD office after Joe G Moc re the water monitor presented his plan to Senior District Jixlge Lucius Bunion HI Monday in Mid land Bunton will consider the plat in the ongoing lawsuit over the aquifer and the endangered spec ies General Manager Rick Dlgner says EUWD agrees with most of water plan in Comal Springs One point of the plan called for the registration of all wells in the Edwards to better monitor pump ing of the aquifer especially in peri ods of dry weather Dlgner said Moore called for wellowners to register with the Texas Natural Resource Conserva tion Commission Illgner claims the EUWD is already doing this The EUWD registers wells Anyone that has any he said Were gathering information on several thousand Illgner admitted however that the EUWD cannot force anyone to register their well He said one problem came in 1989 when the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority filed suit in a seper ate case and named every regis tered wellowner as a defendent in the lawsuit Illgner said registrations declined after that Also in the plan Moore disap proved of augmentation of the springs as a viable alternative Aug mentation involves repumping spring water from one level of the aquifer into another Opponents of a San Antonio Water System plan to build a alter native surface water systems say augmentation can be used to replen ish the aquifer j Illgner said he cannot favor aug mentation until further studies I liken this to fusion Its never been done If it worked it would be wonderful but its never been he said Illgner did say he was pleased the water monitor mentioned the EUWD several times I think it reaffirmed the districts position and recognized the role we need to he said For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metfoj 6060846 ;