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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY Canyon beats San Marcos in volleyball opener See Page 8A 50 CENTS UUUNIUOWNI 225 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennial March New Braunfels 0 OWES T MO I HenddZeitune Serving Cornel County tor more than 142 years Home of ANNE FRA2ER I Vol 142 No 199 Inside Success River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettungl The New Bratotfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Anne Frazer Lynn Rhelnlender Roger Croteau 30 ErniltoCavalkro Catherine Ann League Charles F Allbright Harlan Krehbiel Stephen L Moore Donald Bea man Elizabeth Gilles Frances Henning Melanie MacMullen Judy Soliz Frank Tinsley Hap py Anniversary to Russ Lisa Whitehouse 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 Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley J Gartenfest on tap Aug 19 Everyone is invited to attend the Gartenfest at the Beethoven Home in San Antonio on 422 Pereida and S Alamo The Aug 19 event starts at Volkstaenser will per form there and sing alongs will accompany old German Geuetlichkeit and Beethoven Maennerchor will sing The public can dance from 9 until midnight German food and drinks will be available Tick ets will be at the gate For more information call Alfred B at 6255206 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 ban packaging and others is free of charge and confidential To make an appointment call the chamber office at 62S238S Comal County Fair Parade 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 For an entry form or more information please call Margi Handrick at 6251884 Snunmtisch Tht NnfBraiuftli HtraUZeiuuigimita itirtaderttoiubinlittmttoSlanmtiscli According to tHt Sophitnburg Archives and monbtri of At German community rtprtstnts a sitting ploct for mtmbtri eftht community to gahtr and dart tiudayi happenings Wtimitt you to This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint First raffle ticket HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Mayor Paul Fraser purchases the first raffel ticket from Betty Wort Sesqulcentennlal Quilt Ticket Sales Chair for the SesqulcentennlalHandmade Quilt The quilt which Nell Morton Mary Ann Thompson and Brenda DeStafano are working on will be drawn for at the chamber of commerce annual banquet In 1996 Tickets are being sold now by Individuals or they may be purchased at the chamber office located at 390 S Seguln St aquifer to be shifted to NB EUWD to install two new devices to track Comal Springs flow By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Two new devices soon to be installed in New Braunfels by the Edwards Underground Water District will shift the focus of monitoring the Edwards Aquifer to the city The EUWD plans to install two streamflow gauges one at Dry Comal Creek and one at Blieders Creek by the end of November according to Field Operations Director Bobby Bad er The gauges will allow the EUWD to better monitor springflow levels of the Comal Springs and Comal River by including runoff from the two creeks and subtracting their flows This can give a more accurate measurement of the flow coming from the Comal Springs only This provides more accurate infor said Dr Kenneth Ikels a Comal County resident and member of the EUWD board Its a better way to measure the springflow It gives a cubic foot per second reading rather than the J17 The EUWD currently reads aquifer levels at the J17 well at Fort Sam Houston A courtappointed water monitor Aug 1 offered an emergency plan to limit pumping when the aquifer reaches certain levels He based reduc tions however on springflow levels not levels of the J17 well Thus there is a shift toward New Braunfels as the key monitoring point Kenneth Ikels We will know when theres flow and how said Bader The gauges areriartofaneV work being installed by the EUWD and the Geologic Survey across ten counties in the Edwards recharge zone Both streamflow and precipftaf tion gauges will be installed out the region with priority going to the gauges on the two local The gauges will be connected via radio signals to the EUWD office where officials will be able to track flow levels or possible flooding at1 the time its happening according ta Bader We will be able to track thk movement of he said Wellj be able to track all the stations includ ing the amount of Bader said this can also help predict where flooding could possibly occur by monitoring rainfall and rivwLOfc creek levels throughout the region Thekgency will also be better able to monitor the amount of recharge he said The network once completed will also include a link with the National Weather Service station in New Braun fels better enabling them to monitpr weather activities including storms Defeat of Applewhite puts things back into limbo for springs By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The defeat of the Applewhite Reservoir by San Antonio voters once again puts the issue of water sources namely determining how to better manage those of the Edwards Aquifer into ques tion Obviously Im disappointed 2050 didnt said county water negotiator Doug Miller It would have been a good faith effort on San Antonios The focus now shifts on other measures to prevent the level of springs in both New Braun fels and San Marcos from dropping to dangerous levels during dry periods A federal judge has ordered a water monitor to devise a plan for pumping reductions should lows levels be reached which he has done The judge however has not acted on the plan Opponents of Applewhite said measures such as augmentation and recharge dams could be used to replenish the aquifer The Edwards Under ground Water District currently operates four recharge dams and is studying the possibility of augmentation Another alternative to pumping the aquifer is developing a source of surface water The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority sells water from the Guadalupe River including Canyon Lake to various entities David Welsch director of planning and devel opment for the agency said the GBRA currently has contracts with cities such as New Braunfels Seguin and Port Lavaca but not San Antonio GBRA officials have said they are willing to look at supplying San Antonio with some water but could not solve the citys problem We can help and we intend to believe we can play a major said Welsch Welsch said results of a TransTexas Water Study would be available within three to four weeks He said these results would show how much and at what locations the GBRA could provide water And the Texas Legislature will once again convene in January Miller said water issues would no doubt be part of the discussions Theyll be all kinds of people trying to change things unfortunately to the detriment of Comal he said independent Bisect Board of Trustees Tuesday rjight in a board elects officers tjon of new board members Assistant Superintendent Loanie Curtis totaled figures for election that showed vety overall voter eight percent regis the trustee out registeredvqteis Of lihe 1334 votes cast 185 were ckm of the school by other board fiom he and aclded tffelfe tryto COB 1 day 3 showed the largest bwJwt number still of District Rodeway Inn changes policy for local customers By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer A spokesman for the Rodeway Inn said Monday the manager for the New Braunfels hotel misunderstood its company policy when she refused to accomodate a local couple Don McGregor managing cooridinator for McGregor Hospitality Group which owns the hotel said it had never had a policy of denying accommodations to local resi dents Certainly it is the policy of our company to welcome local residents in the same way we would for visitors from outside the he said Hotels must sometimes choose their clientel because of their location said Don Hansen executive vice president of the Texas association Under the law they can refuse service to anyone they he said So as long as they do it without dis He said some hotels refuse service to some because ofr the liability involved with certain guests He said hotels are just being cautious The situation at Rodeway has been corrected McGregor said Megafoods expected to file bankruptcy this week By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Megafoods Stores Handy Andys parent company is expected to reorganize its debts under Chapter 11 of the U S Bankruptcy Code this week Company officials said they had experienced some problems with one of their primary suppliers who had threatened to stop delivery of goods Fleming Foods West said it did not Handy Andy grocery operations wont be affected says Arizona based parent company receive payment for goods delivered and would stop shipping if it was not paid Fleming West supplies Megafoods stores in Nevada California and Ari zona Fleming Foods Texas supplies Handy Andy stores under a different contract v Handy Andy operations should apt be affected Megafoods said Handy Andy operates 34 area stones including two in New Braunfels Megafoods entered the local grocery market just over a year ago when it acquired IS San Antonio area Kjqger stores including one in New Biauafgp The Mesa Arizona based company then took over Handy Andy area stores in May For news advertising or subscription information call Metro 6060846   

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