Tuesday, October 25, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 25, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Canyon Smithson Valley square off in volleyball tonight See P 6 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 153 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March New Braunfels HeraldZeitu E YAH DELL HG BO TX 7990 12 pages In one section Tuesday Oct Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of ZACHARY RAY REININGER Vol 142 No 249 Inside Sports The Slamnitisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftungl The New Brawtfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Jesse Mon tanez Lucy G Resales David Guerrero Santiago Guerrero Ruben Sauceda Ruben Leal Jr II James Pace Wanda Hagan Louise Redden Bonnie Tetrault LaNelle Tld well Jack W Ballentine Charles H Schumann Rose Castilleja Donna Leifeste Hap py Anniversary to Ralph Jen nifer Casares Smith representative to speak In Sattler A member of Congressman Lamar Smiths staff will be in Sat tler Wednesday Oct 26 to assist Comal County residents with problems or questions they may have involving federal agencies or programs Shelby Graves will be available to meet with constituents from 9 until noon at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Sattler No appointment is necessary Congressman Smiths district office is located at 1100 Loop 410 Suite 640 San Anto nio TX 78209 210 8215024 Wurstfest offers advance tickets Advance tickets sales for Wurstfest 94 are now on sale at the Wurstfest offices in Landa Park Adult admission advance tickets will cost if purchased by 5 Thursday Nov 3 Adult tickets at the gate cost Children 12 years old and under are admitted free Admission to the Wursthalle is free More than 60 entertainment groups will appear at the 34th annual Wurstfest a 10day show case of German food dance her itage and fun Slated this year for Nov 413 Wurstfest is a festi val that attracts an estimated people from around the world to New Braunfels For more information call 625 9167 NB Interact Club plans food drive for Oct 31 The Interact Club of New Braunfels High School is planning a food drive to take place Hal loween evening Oct 31 Collected items will be delivered to needy families for Thanksgiving accord ing to Dora Lisa Alvarado club president Interact is a worldwide organi zation for youths interested in ser vice and international understand ing Locally the Interact Club is sponsored by the New Braunfels Rotary Club New for this year along with the Halloween Food Drive is con structing Chiistmas decorations for the newly installed downtown lampposts We hope this gives an alterna te meaning to TrickorTreat in New Braunfels by helping our fel ow neighbors who have not been as fortunate especially at the Thanksgiving said Alvarado This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Council tables interlocal agreement By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council voted Mon day to table a motion to make Doug Miller the citys appointed water representative The council acted on advice from its newly hired city attorney who said she would like more time to study the issue of entering into on inter local agreement with Comal County and New Braunfels Utilities Miller represents Comal County and NBU as their water negotiator at area water meetings Today was the first day I had looked at the proposed interlocal agreement and I just want New city attorney wants to study pact with NBU Comal County further to check a statute to make sure the city is not dou ble dipping by having an interlocal agreement with the city and city attorney Jacqueline Cullom said Citizens and council members suggested that since NBU rate payers live in New Braunfels and are part of Comal County and since the city just hired a new city attorney the council does not need to pay another person for representation Cullom said she does not have a problem in working with Doug Miller and representing the New Braunfels water interests Miller who is paid S5S per hour by NBU and no more than a day by Comal County said he had mixed feelings about the nights meeting Several citizens in attendance were vocal in support of him while others at the meeting were opposed his consideration or reconsideration for Doug Miller the position I really hope that in two weeks that the county will come back together and will allow us to be unified instead of sending mixed signals out I think we need to do it as a he said I think I can work hand in hand with the city attorney We did with Barry Moore and Nathan Rheinlander I dont know Ms Cullom but I certainly hope that we can work together on this The next meeting is Monday Nov 14 Texas Clay Festival HeraldZehung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Artist Jim Dale puts the finishing touches on a clay pot during this weekends Texas Clay Festival held at Gruene Council opts not to research validity of Goodbread move By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council voted on Monday not to ask the city attorney to research the validity of James Goodbreadss appointment to the New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees By a vote of Four to Three Mayor Paul Fraser Tim Walker Mary Serold and Chris Bowers voted against the measure to investigate the former mayors naming to the utility board Jan Kennedy Brenda Freeman and Ambrosio Butch Ben itez voted to have the city attorney consult with the Texas Municipal League and the Texas Attorney Generals Office for advice Goodbread was appointed to the board two weeks ago at a city council meeting Freeman had since questioned the legality of his naming She said even though he never took office after he was reelected as mayor he was paid for the position Freeman said the city code of ordinances prohibited Goodbread from serving because it does not allow him to hold any paid office until a year after he left his post Although Goodbread never served as mayor once reelected in 1993 was paid until November of last year Goodbread said he the resistance formed against him pre venting him from taking his seat were of a personal Mayor ProTern Chris Bowers also told the council he thought the debate involving Goodbread is politically Goodbread will serve a fiveyear term on die board NBUs next meeting will be tomorrow In other city council business It tamed Pearly Sowell as chair of the Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board Although the Mayor and city council have solicited for the position Sowell has been the only person to apply for the board V It passed the 1995 Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau Budget Included in the budget were expenditures fbf a program promotions in both Mexico and the United States and administrative costs Water issues I want to see a light at the end of the says EUWD member ByCRAIQHAMMETT Staff Writer We have a plan Its called Senate Bill They dont like 1477 because it puts limita tions on Doug Miller pho4 by MICHAE Sts Peter Paul Festival Lisa Smallwood gets nailed by a caacarone from Andrew Jadshaw during Sts Peter Paul Catholic Schools annual festi val held Saturday and Sunday at the school Many different events were held In conjunction with the festival which drew hundreds out ever the While the several representatives of various water organizations meet in San Antonio forces are posi tioning themselves to face the Texas Legislature when it convenes in January of 1995 Several representatives from three regional water districts met with members of the HcraJdZeitung staff last week to tout the recent agreement between the Edwards Underground Water District the Medina County Underground Water Conservation District and the Uyalde County Underground Water District The three districts who used to comprise the Edwards have formed a confederation one of the main purposes of which is to have more leverage when the Legislature convenes The confederation emphasizes local control with regional coordination A committee will be formed between them to coordinate the districts A panel formed by a federal water monitor is currently considering plans to manage water in the Edwards Aquifer This particular confederation will offer its own plan by Nov 21 I want to see a light at the end of the said Gene Ames m a Bexar County mem ber of the EUWD Board who added he was tired of the legal activities concerning the aquifer dont want to divide up the pie like a lot of people The agreement calls for Aquifer Management Guidelines by the local districts based on historical usage Fees would have to be paid by those who use water beyond those limits those who benefit pay according to the agreement Pumping guidelines include acrefeet per year for Comal County acrefeet per year for Bexar County for Medina County and for Uvalde County The Edwards will request another acrefeet We have a plan Its called Senate Bill said Doug Miller water negotiator for Comal County and New Braunfels Utilities who was not present at the meeting dont like 1477 because it puts limi tations on Senate Bill 1477 which among other things created a regional aquifer authority is currently held up by the Justict Department because members are appointed Miller was to serve on that board The three districts will lobby the Legislature for their own plan instead of SB 1477 They would like to have more local control of theft districts This is something Medina and Uvalde districts have agreed said Luana Buckner general manager of the Medina District Fanners in Medina County are much more likely to comply with this type of The agreement also calls for the three districts to regulate the transport of water within a district with fees for either transport or export imposed by each district Milkr said SB 1477 allows for localoontrol under the umbrella of regional authority although he said wed all like to make modifications to He said fee bill and how to manage the aquifer will be a hot topic at the legislative session as parties position themselves Hfe said Seriate Bill 1477 had wide support both leg islators and regional water entities For news advertising or 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