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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 2, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                begin foofffealf campaigns See Page 54 l County for more than 142 years of ZANDRA AGUtLAR the River conditions Guadalupe cfs cfs cubic feet per second Birthday wishes from theHeraldZottungl The New Brawtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Riven Pauline Juarez Zandra Aguliar 11 Lackey Dwayne Cheryl Koepp Ida Daniels Paul VUlarreal Rita Free Ruby Jean Garza Satur Brenda Bauer Rodolfo Garcia Amada Zamarripa Virginia Kuyk endall Dorothy Rest Doris Rhoades Nicholas Weiss Susan Henke ByCRAIQHAMMETT V Labor Day weekend will mark what is tradi tionally the finale of the summer season which for New Braunfels and Comal County means the end of the heaviest business season But this weekend also signals the official begin ning of another American tradition that could have ah effect on the number of travelers to town footbaUseason Since they put the first high school football game on the Friday before the holiday that has affected said Zero Rivers of Rockin R But a lot of our staff has gone back to school also so it kind of evens outfits going to be a good weekend for Large crowds are expected this weekend although not on the level of the Memorial Day and July Fourth weekends which drew huge crowds this season Despite low flow rates on the duadatupe River visitors will descend upon especially the campgrounds Im positive we will be said Deirdte Hisler at the Guadalupe State Park on the Upper Guadalupe Historically weve not had a single site Hisler said the 50 picnic tables located in the park are usually occupied by 9 Labor Traffic will be diverted for parking this weekend and ground fires and consumption of alcohol is not allowed We ask one major thing of people who come to the said Hisler They must do a rain Rainfall totals in August showed aboveaverage levels but dry weather in July and August com bined to deplete the river flow Continued amounts of heavy rain would be needed to bring the river back up to its May and June levels when release rates varied between 500 and cfs River flows are so low going into Canyon Lake 61 cubic feet per second as of Thursday that Hisler said trips are taking six to eight hours Things are not much better coming out of the lake Flows have hovered around the 100 cubic foot per second mark for much of August The way the water has been going Im expect ing a quarter of a normal holiday weekend said Jim Dunman of Jerrys Rentals The low water level has something to do with that kids are back in school and also this is the first weekend of football Campgrounds along the Guadalupe River should be filled with the normal load of holiday visitors Despite the low levels of the river many weekend ate twilling to camp and simply enjoy the area Low water affects outfitters more than the said Rivers On Monday the holiday we get people from San Antonio and Austin who just drive up for the Law enforcement officials hope this weekend continues to minor the success of this summer Season Sheriff JackBremer said the traffic situ ation on River Road has avoided major acci dents to this point Our big concern is to get through the week he said Weve had a lot of minor accidents on River Road Well keep our fingers The countys outdoor burning ban has been lifted for parts of the county T he nortem part of Canyon Lake will still be under the ban although the southern sections and all of the River Road area will no longer be under a ban Stoppers Info on hit run The New County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in locating a person or persons involved in a hit and run accident At approximately on Aug 20 it appears a pedestrian was hit by an unknown vehicle in 306 in Bin cocKr the Hancock Pirn The vehicle left the scene of the acci dent Police have no suspects at thisdmer Crime Stoppers will pay a quick for information leading to the arrest of these suspects and up to for information that leads to Grand Jury Indictment Anyone with information about this crime should call Crime Stoppers at 620TIPS or 1800 6408422 Office closings early deadlines announced The New Bnoatfels Herald Zeitung Texas Department of Public Safety Post Office Comal County courthouse City Hall area banks and public schools will be closed Monday Sept 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday Early deadlines for the Herald Zeitungs Tuesday edition are 12 noon Friday and for Wednesdays edition 5 Friday The Advi sors deadline is Friday at 3 Normal business hours and deadlines will resume on Tues day Sept 6 All offices listed above will be open on Sept 6 City garbage pickup will take place but will begin at 5 Res idents are asked to put out their garbage one hour early NBHSclascof42 meeting set The monthly dinner meeting of the 1942 NBHS class will be held on Friday Sept 9 at pm at Krauses Call Jim Rheinlaender at 6255445 for more informa Into the swing of things f i i HemldZoitung photos by MARK LYON Canyon High School Junior Carolyn Mellck a SmHhson Valley High School sophomore Amanda Schmidt also a seed exchange volleys during yesterdays dual tournament between Canyon and Smlthson Valley held at Canyon High School The two split the first two sets 75 Mellck and 62 Schmidt before Schmidt eased by In the last set 63 See results In the Sunday Herald Zeltung Abatements expected to be approved for relocating firm By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor City and county property tax abate ments are expected to be approved this month for American Direct the telecom munications and telemarketing firm that will relocate to New Braunfels early next Commissioners keep burning ban in western part of county Ban withdrawn from some parts By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Stammtisch ThttftwBraunfebHeraldZeitung invites in revfan to submit items to Slammtisch According to the SoptitHburg Archives and mtotbers of the German community Stanuttisch repre senls a silting place for rnentotn of the community to gather and short tht days happenings We invite you to shaft with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Most of Comal County will no longer be under an outdoor burning ban in effect since Fire Marshall Milton Willmann requested and Commissioners Court approved the with drawal cif an outdoor burning ban for most of Comal County Some parts of the county have had rain but others havent had hardly Will mann explained as his reason for the split Baits of the county still under the ban will include the western and northern portions mainly areas west of Hwy 281 and north of Canyon Lake t Beginning at the intersection of Farmto Market Road 306 and Purgatory Road the southern boundary runs west along FM 306 across the bridge at the Horseshoe of the Guadalupe River with sections north of the border still under the ban From there the boundary changes from FM 306 to the river itself continuing its Fire ban remains Bold line Indicates boundary for lire ban southern border westward through Canyon Lake and along the river to Hwy 281 Areas west of Hwy 281 are under the ban as the border runs south to the county line The county line provides the western and north ern borders of the ban area Purgatory Road forms the eastern ban border The outdoor ban prohibits any type of burning outside an enclosed apparatus In other court action the county wUt pro vide the equipment to the city to improve a stretch of road from FM 306 northeast on Goodwin Road County Commissioner Moe Schwab said tirie county would pave and upgrade the road and the city would pay no more than S25 per Unejirfoot The project comes in connection with the that a tdemarketing company American Direct will build m square foot family at the corner of FM 306 and Goodwin Road cials are remaining tightlipped about where thetiompany witt move ifipm the name of the parent company and what Mike Shandt products the company telemarkets But American Direct will bring at least 200 jobs to New Braunfels and spend at least million to construct and equip an square foot facility on 16 acres at FM 306 and Goodwin Lane The facility will be edby Feb City council will consider granting the company a 10year property tax abatement at its Tuesday meeting American Direct has requested an abatement from the city that is expected to be worth about over the 10year period It would reduce the firms city property tax by 90 percent for the first four years 75 percent for three years and 30 percent for the final three years of the abatement Michael Meek executive vicepresident of the Chamber of Commerce said American Direct has requested the same 10year abatement from the county The commissioners court will consider the request Thursday Meek predicted both the city arid county will approve the abatements The company does not plan to request an abatement from the Comal Independent School District he said Meek said American Direct will relocate only about a dozen employees The rest of the 200 employees would be local hires The majority of the jobs will be data entry computer operators with head sets on inputting data and tajking to the customer on the phone They are good nUtech Meek said It is a good paying job and this industry is growing fast in the San Antonio area Until now if any of our citizens wanted to be in this field they had to drive to San Antonio for work This will give some of them an opportunity to work here in which will help us to keep our identity as a com munity and not become just a bedroom community to San It diversifies our economy even Meek also pointed out that besides contributing propertytax es American Direct will also pay sales tax to the state city and county for all sales inside Texas He estimated city sales tax revenue from American Direct will be in the per year range will probably pay more m sales taxes than the value of the abatements many times said City Manager Mike Shands Lafarge sale still pending By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer Lafarge officials said today they will continue to negotiate its sale to Cementos Mexco S A and attempt to close the feal as soon as all the details are finalized A Lafarge spokesperson give no indication of what might be holding up the sate of Lajaiges New Brainfeb ptenjtothe Mexican cement giant Officicals from both companies are meeting in New York this week to make the change in ownership official For news advertising or subscription information call Metro 6060846   

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