Thursday, November 3, 1994

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY NBHS ROTC class featured in todays Class of the See 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 138 DAYS New Braunfeis Sesqulcentennlal March New Braunfels Herald 410 189 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHINO 2627 E YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 14 pages In one section Thursday Nov Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MATT WALTERS Vol 142 No 257 Inside Sports Class of the Week The Stain ftitisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Brauitfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Adclyn Brlnkkoeter Norm a Madero Daniel Balmos Ernest Hart man Todd Gonzales Diana Alanis Pete Williams Antonio Garcia Robert Flores Matt Walters MidTexas Symphony rehearsals scheduled The MidTexas Symphony Chorus rehearsals will start on Sunday Nov 6 at 2 in the Ayers Recital Hall at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin For further information call D Fred Frueholz at 6256420 Ducks Unlimited tickets still available Tickets are still available for the New Braunfels Chapter of Ducks Unlimiteds annual fundraiser banquet set for Nov 15 at the Knights of Columbus hall During the banquet will be an live and silent auction a raffle and door prizes will be given away Also a fullcourse steak dinner will be served with refreshments According to chapter president Jim Cook something very spe cial is also set to take place To obtain tickets call Mark H Brown at 6204668 Historical tour of Landa Park scheduled The City of New Braunfels Parks Recreation Department will be offering a Deutsche Ger man Historical Tour of Landa Three tours will be given on Nov Tours will begin at 11 and 2 UnlbaUWfeu United Way kudos We salute employ ee s of New Braunfels ISO They have raised for the United Way campaign The employee per capita gift was This rep resents a 25 percent increase over last years fundraising efforts Special thanks to cam paign coordinator Mike Fltsko Congratulations to the employees of Comal ISO Under the leader ship of Rusty Brockman they raised a total of for this years United Way campaign The employee per capita gift was This represents an increase of 120 percent over last years fundraising efforts Cheers to the employees of HEB store Under the leadership of campaign coordinator Cheryl Delson they raised for the United Way campaign The average employee gift was which represents a 21 percent increase over last years fund raising efforts The winning numbers Lotto Texas 719 2633 3639 Won jackpot This newspaper is printed on recycle newsprint New water district one step closer By CRAIQ HAMMETT Staff Writer A hearings examiner with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission has recom mended a petition to create a Comal County Underground Water Conservation District CCUWCD be heard by the commission Nov 30 in Austin If approved by the commission the order of creation would be given to a temporary board of directors for the district who would then call an election for district residents The district must be finally approved by the voters I would not presume to think what any com mission would said Bulverde resident Cameron Wiley one of the proposed temporary directors and leading petitioner The district would cover roughly 360 square miles of land in the northwest portion of Comal County overlying a portion of the Trinity Group aquifer about 64 percent of the countys land mass Comal County Underground Water Conservation District would cover 64 percent of the countys land mass In 1990 the Commission designated this area as part of the Hill Country Critical Area regarding ground water They state at that time expected counties to solve problems he said were the first ones to go ahead and file a petition and take that Water districts arc otherwise created by the state legislature The TNRCC said Gonzalcs was one neighboring county to go through the com mission which they did last year Wiley was one of 50 landowners to sign the petition filed on Feb 12 1993 An evidentiary hearing was held July 20 and 21 Hearings Exam iner Elizabeth Todd said the district will be a benefit to the land and a public benefit by per forming resource conservation functions some of which only a district can perform such as com prehensive water management planning and implementation of water well permitting and reporting according to her report The district proposes an initial tax of two cents per SI00 evaluation which generate about if the tax base remained at the 1992 lev el Wiley on behalf of the petitioners requested limitations on the district including tax rates not exceeding five cents per SI00 no authority to issue general obligation bonds and limited pow er of eminent domain Petitioners expressed these limitations with hopes voters would favor these limitations Todd the hearing examiner said the limitations were not in the public She said voters would have limitation powers once if the district was approved I agree that Chapter 52 ought to be done as said Wiley its voted In I dont think they voters want to take some of the pow ers The Texas Water Development Board istl mates the district would include 32 percent of the countys population and Increaseto around by 2010 The TWDB estimates water demand will Increase from acrefeet to between and by the year 2010 The Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation plans to build water and sewage facilities which they say can bring water from the lake to the area The CLWSC opposes the district but did say there was a water problem during dry periods and that some benefits such as conservation could be instituted by a district Todd said it would seem unlikely that some thing as ambitious as constructing new water supply facilities could be undertaken in the early years of the Districts existence by the district or at any time without support of the HeraldZeltung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Our heritage Audrey Cobb teaches quilting to the children at Comal Elementary School during their German Heritage Day at Cole Koehler covers his face while listening to a story dur ing the Teenager free on bail on sexual assault charge From staff reports A Bulverde teenager is free from jail on bond after turning himself in to face charges of sex ual assault in connection with an incident aboard a Comal ISO school bus Shaun Michael Mayfield 17 turned himself in at the Bexar County Jail on Tuesday Nov 8 1994 said Sgt David Ott of the Comal County Sheriff s Department Bond was set by a Bexar County Magistrate at Mayfield was released late Tues day upon posting that amount Ott said A 14yearold student claimed she was sexually assaulted Oct on a bus traveling to the Srnithson Valley area from New Braunfels said Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Department The alleged offense was report ed Oct 17 A An arrest warrant for May field was obtained Tuesday from Pet 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart Ott said adding that Mayfield will be prosecuted in Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer confirmed the case will be pros ecuted County treasurer candidates debate need for office By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The county treasurers race between incumbent Bart Bartholomew and chal lenger Jane Abbott offers a comparison to the state race for treasurer Abbott a Democrat proposes abolish ing the office if elected as does current State Treasurer Martha Whitehead also a Democrat I feel like it is a duplicate with Audi tors said Abbott owner of River Bank Outfitters I would work to abolish the counties have already abolished the treasurers Barthlomew a Republican said this is simply a political sound and that the Treasurers office provides numerous duties such as payroll revenues employ ee benefits and county investments and Election 94 unlike the appointed county auditor is elected The treasurers office part of the checks and he said treasurer is accountable to the public That would take control away from the Abbott said the State Legislature must approve any move to abolish the county office and the county commissioners court must first support this move She said she wants to bring accountability to the office Ive been doing accounting for over 20 she said Im very comfortable with my Bartholomew said much of his offices time has been spent with employee bene fits especially since the change in cover age at the last approved budget He and county commissioners such as Neil Craigmile and Jumbo Evans have argued over the investment of county funds Bartholomew prefers the county treasurer be able to invest funds outside of the TexPool a quasistate investment pool used by many public entities Ive always made more money for the county investing outside of he said Bartholomew said increasing interest rates create better opportunities for a greater return although he cautioned the treasurer must know when and where to invest He also mentioned that while the coun ty budget has increased his department budget has increased only percent due to pay increases for all county employ ees Arson ruled in early morning Seguin Street building fire By TECLO Staff Writer New Braunfels fire investigators said a building fire the department responded to early this morning was delib erately set Fire fighters responded to a vacant building on 746 SeguinSt fire Marshal Elroy Friesenhahn said the fire had more than 10 origins and was ruled areon The Marshal said the individual who set the blaze caught his or her self on fixe There was a trail of charred footprints leading from the building We are looking for someone with lower torso bums are looking for someone with lower torso bums around the feet end Elroy Friesenhahn around the feet and he said The fire caused major damage to the buildings floor but limited to that area by a quick response Friesen hahn said A dollar amount on the damage was not yet determined Only through early detection by a passer by and fast action by the firefighter were we able to control he Bock gets approval for Seguin radio station By CRAIG HAMMETT SteffWriter sic kind of he said I want to Plan to visit Wurstfest y94y at the Mfyrstfesf grounds In Landa Park