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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                TUESDAY No disciplinary actions taken against soccer players See Page 5 COUNTDOWN DAYS New Braunlels Sesqulcentennia March New Braunfels Herald 410 M016 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YAMDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 192 1Ojgages in one section Tuesday March Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of BRANDON MUND Vol 143 Inside Sports The Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following Birthday wishes to Brandon Mund 16 Monty Crumrine Argelia Chapa JoAnne Espinoza Bernard Sanchez 70 Doris Tasto Travis Lee Ryals Joe L Hernandez Mike League Jos6 Gomez Emmitt Adams Amo W Becker Hilmor A Harborth Leon B King Happy Anniversary to Ben Gloria Gomez 27 Good afternoon Todays weather Tonight fair skies Low in the mid 40s Northwest wind 510 mph Wednesday partly cloudy High in the lower 70s Northwest wind 10 15 mph Chambers Business After Hours scheduled The Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerces monthly member ship luncheon will be held this after noon at Victoria Bank Trust 1000 N Walnut in New Braunfels This months mixer is sponsored by Molly Joes Catering TempAsso clates and Victoria Bank Trust New Braunfels The mixer will last from 5 to 7 For more information call 625 2385 ttennie Bock II to speak at CBMC The Christian Business Mens Committee will host their monthly luncheon today at Tree Tops beginning at noon Featured speaker for this mon ths luncheon will be Bennie Bock II automobile dealer broadcast er businessman rancher politi cian and attorney Bock recently purchased KWED radio station in Seguin and is also the FordMercury dealer at Seguin Motor Co He is a former assistant Attor ney General and a former mem ber of the Texas House of Repre sentatives s Cost will be per person No preservations are needed For more information call Ray Long at 6291760 or Charley Pooler at 6295725 Founders Day Prayer Breakfast tickets on sale As part of the 1995 New Braun fels Sesquicentennial Celebra tion the Founders Day Prayer Breakfast will be held at 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center on March 21 The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and planned by the Founders Day Religious Activities Committee The citywide ecumenical event will commemorate the founding of New Braunfels on Internationally known author pastor Dr Bruce Larson will be the keynote speaker Tickets are per person and are on sale at the Chamber Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church St Paul Lutheran Church First Protestant Church and New Braunfels Presbyterian Church For more information call the Chamber of Commerce at 625 2385 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint City eyeing annexation of Sunbelt plant By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer To annex or not to annex that is the question the New Braunfels City Council will consider in the coming weeks The city council may try to annex an area south of town where the Sunbelt cement plant and several other indus tries are located Last night the city council authorized City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom to use city funds to hire a lawyer specializing in environ mental law City can regulate company environmentally by incorporating plant into city limit boundaries The city wants to assure that levels of pollution noise etc are at levels safe for the New Braunfels residents Cul lom said In the past we have used contractual agreements with the firms rather than regulation to deal with these she said The time limits of the contracts have run out The city has two choices 1 draw up new contracts with the com panies south of town or 2 try to annex the area so the companies can be reg ulated by law The main concerns are environmen tal Cullom said Environmental issues are very com said Cullom Theyre a legal specialty in themselves I need some assistance from someone who deals with environmental City pickup of limbs and yard waste from last Mondays storm began yes terday and is going well said City Manager Mike Shands Work crews will make only one pass of the city so residents are urged to put their storm debris out as soon as possible Theres still time to do Shands said but the trucks will only come Residents are urged to be patient if debris is not picked up right away Shands said Under the best of cir cumstances it would take a week but it will probably take much he said Just be patient because we are In other action the city council accepted Susan Curtis resignation as Chair of the Recycling Committee I think she did an outstanding said Council member Jan Kennady She did a wonderful job under Kennady said I certainly understand that she has family Group to study Lake Dunlap problems By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer SEGUIN Another in a series of workshops concerning the Guadalupe River will be held tonight in Seguin The Lake Management Workgroup will meet at 7 at the Guadalupe County Commissioners Court Room 307 West Court Street The group includes officials from various state organizations and also homeowners or others with concerns about the Guadalupe River lakes meeting will feature more discussion on the hydrilla problem at Lake Dunlap including the possible study of using grass carp to contain the plant The GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys David Welsch said the meeting had been ongoing and would continue through the next few months Subjects range from water safety to water quality and other issues such as hydrilla Weve been through eight weeks on this hydrilla Welsch explained The public is invited to participate in the meetings he said They are supposed to come and get educated with the rest of Welsch said A new season springing up HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Texas Bluebonnets have begun to spring up along 135 next to Loop 337 and the Landa Dr exit The blooming of the bluebonnets is one of the first signs of spring and brings color to local highways Aquifer plan shows local interests are outgunned San Antonio plan would give big city neighbor distinct advantage in representation By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Memorial fund set in honor of SVHS teacher By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A memorial fund is being established at Smithson Valley High School in the name of longtime teacher Annette Hanley who died in an automobile accident last week Principal Joe Rogers said plans are under way to establish the fund which will proba bly go to a scholarship in the field of biology or ecology Hanley taught in the Comal Independent School District since 1976 mainly in the field of biology She was very active as advisor to the Ecol ogy Club and also in the creation of xeriscapes and the use of native plants Rogers said the school would probably also plant some trees in Hanleys name Also the CISD school board last night initiated discussion for names of the three new intermediate schools Board member Douglas Kirk suggested the school in the Bulverde area be named after Hanley Superintendent Jerry Major said the district would consider names throughout the year and suggested persons send a profile or bio graphical sketch of someone to the district office for consideration Those interested in the memorial schol arship fund can call SVHS at 9047273 toll free from New Braunfels or 8857273 Comal ISD Trustees approve 9596 calendar By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District Board last night approved a school calendar for next year one roughly the same as the current calendar School will begin Aug 15 the third Tues day of August as it did this year Christmas break will start Dec 21 instead of Dec 19 and the district will again have two one week break periods during the spring in February and April One concern was starting early but we start only one day earlier than last said Superintendent Jerry Major Dr Major said all schools must include 183 days 175 of those in actual class instruc tion five staff development days and four He said a main goal had been to end the District opts start school year off only one day earlier than last year first semester before Christmas and avoid coming back from a break and beginning exams Christamas vacation will begin Dec 21 next year and run through Jan 3 a few less days than this year Another concern had been the two one week breaks during the spring The CISD has one in the third week of February and one in the second week of April unlike most schools that break for one week in March Dr Major said the district chose this route instead of ending school one week earlier Assistant Superintendent Carol Hall said response had been 5050 on the spring holi days She said the administration wanted to keep the summer break as short as possible and not add the one week in May There was some question about the two break he said just a matter of where the holidays are Dr Major said other school districts had inquired about the two breaks during the spring There was some discussion as to why the districts couldnt coordinate schedules with the New Braunfels district Dr Major said that had been done in the past but many par ents in the western portions of the county wanted coordination with the Northeast ISD thus no consensus could be gained The calendar was chosen from two pro posals formulated by a committee of admin istration staff teachers and parents It was put to a vote of all CISD staff who favored the winning calendar 69642 Lawmakers in Austin continue to wrestle with the question of who will control pumping of the underground water in the Edwards Aquifer historically free to anyone who could put a well in the ground Meanwhile city officials in San Antonio and a federal judge from West Texas are adding their opinions Rep Robert Pucnte of San Antonio recently proposed a measure in Austin to create a 23member panel comprised of the counties over the Edwards Aquifer There will be a hearing on this bill Monday at the Legis lature In the meantime a group of San Antonio city officials has proposed a measure to create a 15member elected board with districts drawn to satisfy Justice Department worries about violating the Voting Rights Act It would replace the Edwards Underground Water District Local water negotiator Doug Miller has been following the developments He said the San Antonio plan would have seven members from Bexar county four from the western counties of Uvalde and Medina and four from Comal Hays and Guadalupe counties There are two main problems You still have people who dont want pumping he said Well get four theyll get 11 Were The we in this case would be Comal Hays and Guadalupe counties who sit on the more atrisk portions of the aquifer San Antonio the largest city in the country to rely solely on underground water and farmers in the western counties enjoy abundant clear aquifer water Miller originally sat on an Edwards Aquifer Authority HA A which never got off the ground because the federal government objected to an appointed board overtaking an elected one the EUWD Efforts are still being made to save both namely a bill by Sen Ken Amibrister DVictoria and Rep Ron Lewis D Houston to retool the bill that created the EAA Also Reps Leticia Van de Putte DSan Antonio and Frank Corte RHouston have filed a bill to give more pow er to the EUWD This bill is just one piece of the said Corte through a statement from the Edwards Underground District Whatever we do to manage the aquifer wisely were going to need the Edwards Meanwhile a federal judge in Midland Lucius Bunton 111 is becoming restless In a fouryearold suit involving protection of endangered species in Comal and San Marcos springs the judge has warned the State Legislature if they cannot find a solution to regulate pumping he will The judge is in Miller says The Legislature is trying to Both the federal judge and an appointed water monitor who has been studying the problems of the region have stated that lower rainfall totals could force problems this summer The aquifer is at the same level now as it was in July last Miller said Rainfall totals for January and February were below aver age May and June typically show the greatest totals an aver age of and inches respectively Call 6259144 news or advertising information   

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