Tuesday, January 17, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Canyon Smithson Valley JV teams square off tonight See Page 5 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN DAYS New Brauntels Sesquloentennlal March New Braunfels Herald 10 pages In two sections Tuesday Jan Serving Comai County for more than 143 years Home of RANDY JACKS JilV Vol 143 No 46 Inside Sports The Marketplace n 3 4 e Slammlisdi Birthday withes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Joseph Ray GausSuarez Randy Jacks Carlos Luna Bobby Hopkins 12 Connie Young Marie Fletch er Randy Davis Happy Anniversary to Julio Jr Rosa Madero Judy Gloria Castro 26 Paul Ellen Barsch 14 Quilt guild to meet Saturday The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Loop 337 Membership is open to everyone The Wednesday Quilting Bee meets every Wednesday after noon from to 4 Visi tors are welcome Book Review Club to meet Tuesday The Book Review Club will meet at the Senior Citizens Cen ter 655 Landa Street Tuesday Jan 24 1995 Coffee will be served at Howard Schulz will review Those Who Love by Irving Stone Plan to bring a friend with you Guests will be asked for a donation of AARP to meet Jan 17 at Senior Center The local chapter of AARP will hold a meeting today at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center 655 Landa in New Braunfels The meeting will begin at Coffee and cookies from 9 to New members and friends are invited WIC to meet tonight Karen Crandall Main Street director for the city of New Braunfels will speak at the sec ond meeting of the Women in Communications meeting set for today at the Faust Hotel at Tickets are For more information call Susan Phillips at 6095030 or Kathy Carpenter at 6257791 Newcomers sponsor International Night The New Braunfels Newcom ers Club will host an Internation al Night at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center begin ning at on Jan 19 Guests are asked to bring a covered dish from the favorite countries Meeting set for District 1 residents New Braunfels residents who live in district 1 will be able to discuss issues with county com missioner Cristina Zamora and city council member Ambrosio Benitez at a town meeting scheduled for Tuesday Jan 17 at 7 at the Lone Star cafete ria This news paper is printed on recycled newsprint Accident on 135 service road HeraldZeltung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Top photo The wreckage left behind from last nights twocar acci dent Bottom photo Paramedic Lawrence Intrau left assists Nancy Marie Black shortly after the accident took place Twocar collision sends two toMcKenna Hospital By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Passenger Joan Quick remains at McKenna Memorial Hospital for observation following a motor vehicle accident last night at the 5300 block of IH35 Frontage Road near Doeppenschmidt A 1989 Dodge van driven by Nancy Marie Black of Marion turned left in front of a 1982 Oldsmobile fourdoor sedan driven by Matthew Lybrand of New Braunfels and the two vehicles collided said New Braunfels Police Sergeant John McEachern Investigating the accident was Officer Stephen Hanna In the van were three passengers Joan Quick Joyce Corillo and Casey Corillo Black and Lybrand were treated and released from McKenna The hospital had no record of having treated Joyce or Casey Corillo No charges have been filed at this time however the police report states that Black the driver of the van may be charged with failure to yield right of way said McEachern Dunlap is key to monitors proposal By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A federal water monitor has formulated a plan which he will present to a federal judge later this spring The plan calls for various steps to ensure the Comal and San Marcos Springs remain flowing for generations to come including transferring Guadalupe River water to San Antonio Joe G Moore the water monitor called bringing surface water to San Antonio in order to reduce the need for pumping a key part of the process One part of the proposal has acrefeet of water being pumped from Lake Dunlap to the suburbs north of San Antonio Lake Dunlap to San Antonio that would be the said Moore who said growth increases the demand on the aquifer just put more and more strain on the aquifer There will only be enough water if surface water is brought to the Edwards Aquifer Steps already in place make this part very feasible The Canyon Regional Water Authority already operates a water treatment facility at Lake Dunlap The authoritys David Davenport said they are already planning a pipeline to run into the area The San Antonio Water System could basically buy off of he said The Bexar Metropolitan Water District is already a member as are several other districts Although no agreements have been made Davenport believes the water is available One acrefoot of water equals gallons enough to supply one average size family for a year In addition to the acrefeet from Lake Dunlap the proposal also calls for another from the Guadalupe River and the CarrizoWilcox Aquifer near Gonzales being sent to San Antonio via a water treatment plant near Marion GuadalupeBlanco River Authority officials say it can be done Its a doable said General Manager Bill West is something we could get to fairly quickly Gonzales would be more long West said one staterun study called the TransTexas says there is enough water It will not be a burden on the Guadalupe he said Another component of the plan calls for the Lower Colorado River Authority to supplement lost water from the Guadalupe by pumping about acrefeet from the Colorado River near Smithville to the Guadalupe The LCRA says not so fast Our policy hasnt changed We did not support what was proposed in the TransTexas plan either Our policy is we oppose it unless it benefits our said LCRA Public Information Officer Bill McCann We oppose any transfer that does not benefit our Chamber turns attention to historic underpasses By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met yesterday and discussed improvements on the South Seguin Avenue underpass and Landa Street overpass The Texas Department of Transportation has allocated funds for the two projects Weve still got a serious problem in our town in that tour bus es cant get around in this said chamber President Tom Purdum Were still laying the groundwork on the said Greg Malatek of the TXDOT The Seguin underpass will cost approximately million and the Landa overpass will come in at around million New Braunfels will have to pay only a small portion of the construction costs said City Manager Mike Shands The city has money set aside but the state could block improvements if they get in the way of historic said Shands Outside of preservation societies no one has worked harder than the chamber for historic preser vation but the improvements are sorely needed said Transportation Committee Chairman Bobbie Hasert Construction on the projects will not begin for some time with bids due out in 1998 In other business Chair of the Board Carter Casteel pointed out the early school opening dates on the ballot for the upcoming NB1SD Board meet ing She urged Chamber Board members to lobby for later school openings to maximize the time New Braunfels can benefit from tourist revenues You can tell when school starts because sales tax revenues drop I think its going to tear up the tourist business in Texas if we are not careful with school said Purdum The Chamber will team up with Schlitterbahn to participate in the Expo Vacaciones in Mexico City Jan 29 through Feb 3 Alice Hernandez of the chamber staff and Roxanne MeryKerns of Schlit terbahn will represent New Braunfels at the trade fair Third sixweeks PAC cards were distributed to NBISD and C1SD reported Tim Tippit The two districts had an average of percent perfect attendance for the first half of the school year A satellite town meeting was announced for Tuesday Jan 17 at on TClcable Chan nel 10 The topic will be SchooltoWork Preparing students for highskill highwage Black Heritage Society hosting Sesquicentennial art contest The Black Heritage Society of Comal County is having an art contest for the students of Comal and New Braunfels 1SD as one of their activi ties to kick off the 1995 Sesquicen tennial celebration The art contest will be held the month of February to honor the accomplishments of Black Americans in observance of Black History Month Rules 1 Contest is open to all students PreK through 12 We are asking each school to choose their top three winners to compete in the district wide competition 2 Ribbons will be awarded to first second and third place on each of the primary elementary and secondary levels 3 You may use any art materials such as crayons marksalot or glit ter 4 Artwork must be done on 22 X 28 poster 5 Ex Martin L King Harriet Tub man Michael Jackson 6 All entries must be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce office located at 390 S Seguin 7 Winners of artwork will be on display in the Texas Commerce Bank for the month of February If you have any questions please contact Kenneth Walker at Oak Run School or Nathan Millett at 6254150 Missing girl found at Rolling Oaks By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A local high school student missing for two weeks has returned home said authorities yesterday Officials at the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio confirmed that Shelly Bax ter a 15yearold student at New Braun fels High School was reported safe Apparently a securtiy guard at Rolling Oaks Mall spotted the teen and recognized her said Vicki Cabiness of the Heidi Center Also another local girl Sonya Ruth Weaver was also reported safely back home Cabiness said about to million children are currently reported missing in the United States She said Interstate 35 provides an especially dangerous situation in New Braunfels There are so many people moving fast on that she said They children would gone before you knew The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week

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