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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                INSIDE Christmas can be troubled time for those who suffer from holiday UO PI SOWEST ni E YANDELL DR 79903 188 DAYS New Braunfate March March Inside Letters to the Sports The Stiimmlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZattungl The New Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Ernesto nandez Esther Carbajal Mon Francisco Fuentes Alex Munoz James Elbel Mrs Lawrence Wektaer Carlos Medrano Sean P Lopez Monday 5 Ashley Ehgel 4 Jennifer Michelle Koepp belated 2 John Daniel Zavala Gregoria Hernandez Christine Noel Mar tinez 21 years Catherine Kennedy 5 Clayton Gallagher Burke fluber Happy Anniversary to Larry Jane Mauldin Danny fund reaches goal Friday The New Braunfels Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund campaign has reached its goal of 200 food baskets for local needy families according to drive coordinator Qarol AraiAvery v Avery said that a surplus exist ed in the fund this year therefore an additional SO baskcte of food will be purchased The generosity of the people in this town never ceases to amaze Food deliveries will be made Thursday afternoon Dec 22 with the help of volunteers from all over the community Citys Christmas recycling bsglns 26 The city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities will be the 8th annual Christ inas tree recycling program in Xanda Park beginning Dec 26 vAn area in the swimming pool parking lot will be designated as the site to receive the trees Approximately trees were converted to mulch last Christ mas Approximately trees have been mulched during the last seven years Nails and other metal fasteners be removed from the Ctrees officials said The program is used to pro mote water conservation within the area The mulch is available free to residents HEB makes donation to Plaza Fountain fund The HEB Corporation made a donation of to the downtown Plaza Fountain Restoration Fund a portion of the commitment which the company made during the origi nal 199293 Fountain Fund drive Mr Mike De La Garza vice president of Public Affairs for the company expressed HEBs con tinuing interest in this and other community projects The fountain is currently being restored after being struck by a motorist and damaged Utto i 1 printed on recyded People 10 Alone in the dark AIDS patient searches for acceptance INSIDE 14A Giving a pet as a gift Heres how Letting children pick their own pet is best New Braunfels Herald 44 Pages In three sections Sunday Dec SUNDAY Recall petition gaining signatures By TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer District 4 residents continued to sign petitions Saturday attempting to recall Mayor Paul Fraser primarily because of two key issues they feel Fraser has mishandled Bill Kotylo one of the organizers and spokesperson for the recall group said the mayor botched when he i admitted to violating the Texas Open Meetings Act saying he polled city council members by phone about a vote and when he did not support keeping the same water negotiator Mayor cited for violating open meetings act handling of water negotiator situation He admitted it once violating how many more times has he done it he said The other thing is the Doug Miller Kotylo said Miller should have been paid for meetings he attended and kept as water negotia tor Miller was ultimately renamed to that posi tion after months of controversy Signatures have been collected in the district which Fraser was elected from since early last week Kotylo however said organizers have not counted them and they probably would not meet until after to Christmas to asses their situation Fraser contacted at Fridays water hearings in San Antonio said he was aware of the recall effort but would rather not respond to any of the questions raised by Kotylo or the petition Fraser said he had not seen the petition Im the mayor Ive got things to he said Im here for a reason To look out for New Braunfels water The Mayor attended the meeting with Miller and other citypersonnel I told my Wife I want one thing on my tomb stone when I die besides my name and thats just Fraser said Kotylo said tie petition drive was not politically motivated and he said it had nothing to with Gary Kahligs suit over last Mays election loss to Fraser Kotylo supported Kahlig then but said going to the courts with the issue was probably the wrong thing to do This is not a said the Oruene resi dent Fraser made the statement This is politics as but Im not a The issues were strong enough to demand a recall instead of waiting until the next election Kotylo said According to the city charter petitions circu lated asking for the recall of city council members must be signed by at least 30 percent of the num ber of votes cast in the last election in that district No fewer than ISO names can be on the peti tion HenHZsHung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Interact Club decorates downtown lamp posts A Joint project bttwMn the Ntw Braunftls High School Interact dub and New Rotary Club brought decorating of downtown lamp pottf with Qtrmffnttylt hoop wrtttht From toft art Rotary and Interact mwnbtrt John i Natelto Mart MtehMl Mitk Dora LlM AlywwJo and Bob Dkipldiln Augmentation still seen as possible alternative By CRAIQ HAMMER Staff Writer SAN ANTONIOGroundwater experts and oth ers associated with regional water concerns made their points Friday at a meeting of the Incidental Take Permit Panel The panel formed by a federallyappointed water monitor has been touring cities of the Edwards Aquifer and surrounding region in an attempt to gather information for pumping per mits These permits are scheduled under the Emer gency Withdrawal Program put forth by the water monitor Joe G Moore Jr Moore said the panel should be completing rec ommendations for a regional water supply plan next month but said an extension could be made in the take permitting schedule Moore said in his opinion the regional plan would call for acrefeet of water from the Lower Colorado River Authority from the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and from the Carrizo Wilcox Groundwater Supply to help ease lowering of the aquifer Thats roughly about acrefeet per year plus conservation and reuse said Moore Officials of the GBRA and LCRA have looked at the plans but have not drawn any specific con clusions GBRA officials have said a more likely sce nario would have water pumped from a down stream location near Gonzales where streamflow is stronger due to the influx of water from the Canyon Lake and die Comal and San Marcos Rivers Parts of the panel program Friday centered on makeup of the aquifer and the process of pumping water back into the aquifer also called augmenta tion A study commissioned by Texas Water Devel opment Board and funded by several organiza tions including GBRA and the Edwards Under ground Water District looked at the feasibility of t 1 rnping one part of the aquifer to the springs in New Braunfels and San Marcos There is really not a certainty but we can do things I believe to help maintain said Dr John Sharp a professor at the Center for Water Resources at the University of Texas at Austin Sharp said with enough money and engineers one could do just about anything However cost was indeed a factor and this type of widescale program had not been attempted If it were too high the people wouldnt go for he said If augmentation could be established would people from the deeper areas of the aquifer be willing to pump or pay for pumping water to the more shallow New Braunfels area Outside the panel room Kay Turner who is running for mayor of San Antonio and who was a leading opponent of the Applewhite Reservoir plan defeated last summer claims San Antonio already pays for the largest share of money used to build a surface water treatment system in New Braunfels The EUWD helps pay for the plant in a fiveyear deal with New Braunfels Utilities Turner said she supports augmenting springflow but only in emergencies She also supports build ing a dam on the Guadalupe River and recycling some water back upstream She did not however offer any opinions on specific plans or funding support We want it said Turner of maintaining the springflow not about water Its about mon ey property and greed Earlier in the panel program John Waugh of the EUWD showed slides of wells tested in the aquifer zones including those around the Comal and San Marcos Springs Monitoring wells at the two areas for good water and saline water they found water quality had deteriorated as water lev els have dropped He also said however that no longterm trends were found as far as a regional effect and that these trends or results on a longterm basis wen Southwestern Bell ready to begin Caller ID services in New Braunfels Jan 3 Staff Writer Caller I the much talked about phcme service that will allow the cus i vaUable to New Braunfels res idents beginning Jin 3 by Southwest ern Bell Ths phone wrvice will glow toroerstpwiruxyningcallcritncom display unit hook on the phone Cus may akftont to Mcdt certain ffJf VW calls from coming m by entering those numbers into the unit service was first introduced a few years ago several groups and pri vate citizens said Caller I D was a violations of privacy But not much has been hem since the system has on line in several cities includ ing Austin the rust city in Texas to get Caller I p There ii a high demand for this service in areas we have introduced Caller I said loctl Southwestern BeU representative Tim Tippit The way Caller I D works is sim ple A caUer dials your phone num ber The callers number travels to a SWBdlwotral office then it relays the wunberofttemcomingcalltoyouri between the firttawi1 scQord ring The FMmlfff of thf inponv ing call then appeals on the display unit hook on to your phone However simple ft may be some local do not care for new technology If I am home well Ill answer the phone If I am not I said a longtime resident who wished to remain anonymous If the phone rings I dont care 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