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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sunday April A Sierra Club files new water lawsuit AUSTIN AP The Sierra Club filed a lawsuit Friday against the Department of Agriculture seeking to end subsidies it calls economically ful and ecologically The subsidies benefit farmers who irrigate crops with water from the Edwards Aquifer The USDA spends million in taxpayers mon ey each year subsidizing Edwards pumping by big Ken Kramer director of the clubs Texas chapter It threatens to poison San Antonios water sup plies It threatens to ruin the tourism economies in New Braunfels and San Marcos which are far more valuable than say sorghum for hog Kramer said It also threatens to kill off irreplaceable endan gered Jim Pcrterson deputy press secretary at the USDA in Washington said he was unaware of the lawsuit and had no comment The lawsuit claims the USDA is violating four federal laws that require the department to develop and carry out plans and programs to prevent subsi dized irrigation practices from poisoning human water supplies and killing wildlife It threatens to poison San Antonios water supply It threatens to ruin the tourism economies in New Braunfels and San Marcos which are far more valuable than say sorghum for hog feed It also threatens to kill off irreplaceable endan gered Ken Kramer on pumping the aquifer for irri gation The USDA needs to obey the Kramer said The aquifer is the sole source of drinking water for San Antonio and it feeds the natural springs in New Braunfels and San Marcos that many tourists visit The lawsuit targets subsidized farms in Bcxar Medina and Uvaldc counties We arc not singling out individual agricultural users and filing suit against them We arc filing suit against a federal agency for what we consider to be an ineffective and inappropriate the part of that Kramer said Pete Schcnkkan one of the attorneys who filed the suit said irrigation of the crops grown in those coun ties was unnecessary He said more acres arc culti vated in all three counties without irrigation The lawsuit claims the USDA has failed or refused to pursue reasonable and prudent alterna tives to economically wasteful and ecologically destructive irrigation agriculture in the counties Schcnkkan advocated irrigation systems more effi cient than a standard sprinkler method If the federal government decides it needs to sub sidize irrigation of cotton in Uvaldc County how about putting the money behind farmers who will install drip irrigation systems and save most of the water that is presently being used Schcnkkan said Drip irrigation uses less water and directs it toward a specific area The Offices of Stolte CPA Jo Lynn Timmermann CPA and Trade Center MiniStorage have relocated to 770 North Loop 337 New Braunfels TX 78130 2106258101 Office Hours 12 1 5 Monday Friday Texas Briefs Border Patrol Chief Memorialized at McAllen Service McALLEN AP About 400 mourners from across the state gath ered to remember a McAllen man whose gentleness and dedication k marked his 25 years with the Bor der Patrol Bruce Fuller who was scheduled to retire in September had been the McAllen sector chief since 1993 The Southern California native died Wednesday after he fell from a lad der outside his home Law enforcement officers from the Border Patrol Immigration and Natu ralization Service Drug Enforcement Administration police departments from Kingsville to Alton and civilians came to honor Fuller Friday INS District Director Mike Williams offered comments about Fuller during the services at Kreidler Funeral Home The chief did not believe for a moment that we dont make a differ Williams told The McAllen Monitor Friday Two Rape Victims Get Angry Form Survivors Group HOUSTON AP After Dana Skyvara was sexually assaulted she did what few women do Skyvara formed a group to teach women about sexual assault before it is happens and urge women to get angry and put rapists behind bars There has really been no educa tion until after it happens and you real ly dont want to leam about this stuff that she said Skyvara formed the Natural Born Survivors Association with another woman who was raped Donna Costa after the two met at the Houston Area Womens Center Both women have allowed their names to he printed in hopes of fos tering awareness of sexual assault Proposed Law Would Have Protected Father Seeking Records on Girls Grade HOUSTON AP All Robert Lett wanted was an explanation from his daughters school when the 13yearold brought home bad conduct marks What he got instead was a legal bat tle Ive been locked up in this thing for two years Lett says 1 spent about a year constantly typing on the computer at night and during the day when Id get Lett wound up in court after citing the Texas Open Records Act to see documents he believed contained infor mation on his daughters behavior A bill heading through the Texas Legislature would have prevented Lett from being sued by the Klein Inde pendent School District His daughter Crystal now a 15year old at Klein High School has done her best to stay out of the feud and lead a normal teenage life Several of her friends tell me that they admire me for the fact that I was willing to pursue Lett said Husband wants more done in search for missing plane Dragon Place Open on Sundays Again Starting April 2nd Join us for Sunday Lunch Specials Goo Gai Pan Shrimp Sour Pork House Chicken Chinese Vegetables 983 N Loop 337 Lunch Dinner 210 6089111 DALLAS AP The husband of one of four Texans aboard a plane missing since Monday said hes upset the Air Force hasnt gotten involved in the search for his wife Allen Gray said he and other fami lies of the four missing Univcsco employees have been on pins and needles not knowing the status of the aircraft The aircraft is one of three which took Univesco employees to Lake Powell fora fishing expedition The other two searched the homeward flight route to no avail as 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officials were not imme diately available for comment The aircrafts owner has joined the search that centers on Lake Powell near the ArizonaUtah border Uni vcsco president Bob Werra left the companys Addison Texas head quarters to work with Civil Air Patrol wings from Utah Arizona New Mex ico and Texas says Chicken Ranch will close i LONGVIEW Texas AP Folks at the East Texas Chicken Ranch say a local judge laid an egg in announcing I that the nude steak house will shut down soon Gregg County Judge Mickey Smith told the Longview NewsJournal that the Chicken Ranch offered to close by May 15 ending a legal battle with But a representative of the steak house denies the report We have not made an offer to shut said Dorrian Cox a manager of the restaurant Smith said the Chicken Ranch offered to close if the county did not ask for court costs and attorneys fees associated with the Chicken Ranchs legal fight with the county The Chicken Ranch filed a lawsuit after county officials passed an ordi nance regulating nude and topless entertainment The county then filed a countercomplaint asking a judge to close the Chicken Ranch Gregg County passed the ordinance after several nude businesses popped up over a period of several years Now there are nearly a dozen nude establishments The Chicken Ranch opened in May 1994 Obituary Henry LeRoy Means Henry LeRoy Means age 59 of New Braunfels passed away Thurs day April 27 1995 He was bom July 19 1935 in Webb City Mo Henry is survived by two Daughters 5 Sons 3 Grandsons 10 Grand daughters and a Sister Graveside services will be Monday May 1 1995 at at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Army honors Sunset Funeral Home San Antonio The KD doityourself Portable Swimming Pool Royalty Series Completely Portable 2 ft or 4 ft Depths Assembles in 1 hour on any type of level surface 16ft or 20ft Jack C Rainbolt Sales Co 6291410 18002994857 FREE Screenings for Symptoms of Americas Mental Health Problem ANXIETY 1 Nervousness 1 Restlessness 1 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