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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Stakes slated for Retama Page 11A 50 CENTS New Braunfels The Landa Park gazebo 20 Pages in two sections Wednesday May HeraldZ OPUBL YANDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 185 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of JEROME SIRUS Vol 143 No 133 Inside Arts Sports 12A Stammhsch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Jerome Sims and Kristan Garza and happy belated birthday to Kelly Homes 28 Farmers Market starts Friday The Comal County Farmers Market will open Friday May 19 beginning at 5 at the Comal County fairgrounds Fresh home grown produce will be available for customers Mrs Teresa Doege says the quality will be excellent due to our mild spring weather Veg etables to expect at the market include green beans cab bage squash onions garlic red and white potatoes Swiss chard green tomatoes and maybe a few red tomatoes This years Farmers Market is opening one week earlier than last year and the quality of fresh vegetables should be excellent Meeting to focus on forming a Hispanic Chamber Miguel R Garcia exec utive in Austin on loan to the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers will answer questions and demon strate community benefits of a Hispanic Chamber in New Braunfels May 18 at 7 at Lone Star Elementary Minorityowned businesses and individuals interested in starting a Hispanic Chamber in New Braunfels are encouraged to attend The meeting is free and open to the public For more information call Nora Morales at 6257523 Head Start to host open house The Community Council of South Central Texas Inc Head Start program will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 on Thursday May 18 to celebrate the recent opening of its newest center Comal Head Start Site IV at 1023 W Bridge in New Braunfels Highlighting the ceremony will be a special recognition of Comal County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew who donated a lot of time and effort for the new center and former City Manag er Hector Tamayo for his help and support A special feature of the ceremony will be two songs performed by the Head Start children An Open House of the new center will follow the cere mony The Head Start children will be following their normal rou tine during the Open House so visitors will see what Head Start is all about The CCSCT Head Start pro gram invites all area residents to attend the ribboncutting cere mony and to tour the center The Open House will continue until 2 Refreshments will be served DRT to meet at Forkes store The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter will meet May 20 at at Forkes Store in Conservation Plaza A luncheon will precede the meeting and members are asked to bring a salad casse role for 12 or more Boy on bike struck HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL A 12yearold boy was struck by a 1977 Thunderbird at the corner of Peach and Katy Streets at Tuesday Police said the driver was not at fault and he was not cited for any violations The boys name was not released He was treated at the scene by New Braunfels Emergency Medical Services and was then taken to McKenna Hospital His con dition and nature of injuries was not known Bust nets 5 pounds of marijuana By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs officers seized pounds of marijuana Monday night and charged Mr and Mrs I lec tor and Delia Rivera Jr with possession of five to 50 pounds About six officers made the arrest at about 11 in the 1700 block of Cross Street Sheriffs Depart ment officials said The quantity itself is primafacic evidence of intent to Sheriff Jack Bremer said The charge filed against the Riveras is a third degree felony and carries a possible two to 20 year sentence Brcmcr said Officers confiscated several weapons including an SKS assault rifle other rifles a pistol and a hunting bow They also seized electronic entertainment items Bremer directed the raid There were no problems with the Bremer said Nobody got hurt nobody was in any Officers think the electronic equipment may have been purchased with money from drug sales If the district attor ney can convince a judge that it was the confiscated equipment can be auctioned off Bremer said This is not the first time that Mr and Mrs Rivera and 1 have discussed the sale of drugs from their Bremer said The Sheriffs Department arrested Hector Rivera in March 1992 on similar charges he said At press time Delia and Hector Rivera Jr were free on bond each Smithson Valley High School girl killed in ear erash By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A one car accident claimed the life of a Smith son Valley High School junior Tuesday night in Canyon Lake Christopher Deady 17 yearold senior at Smith son Valley High School of 1285 Island View was driving his 1994 Chevrolet Camaro south on Colleen drive at Deady attempted to make a left turn when he lost control of his vehi cle The car slid off the road and hit an oak tree with the impact on the right front passenger side Lyndsay Keith 17 of 270 Suzi was a passen ger in the car Keith was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center by Airlife where she was pronounced dead at by Dr David Cin e lada Deady was taken to McKenna Hospital where he was treated and released for broken bones Both individuals in the car were wearing their seatbelts Habitat For Humanity works on second local home Register now for Red Cross lifeguard training course The Red Cross is registering for Lifeguarding held at the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge at Lake McQueeney Stu dents must be 15 years or older The course includes first aid CPR and lifeguarding The course starts today but reservations will be accept ed until Saturday For information call the instructor at By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Comal County Habitat for Humanity is rais ing a new house and new hope for a second New Braunfels family at 1618 West Bridge Street The houses shape became visible yes terday as volunteers raised the wood frame The Bridge Street house marks Habitats collaboration with two new organizations the City of New Braunfels and Target Stores The second Habitat home got a big boost from the City of New Braunfels The land itself came from the Community Develop ment Block Grant Vivan Nuhn of Comal County Habitat said Habitat applied for a grant out of 1994 CDBG funds Community Development Director Penelope Church said They were allotted up to to pur chase the Church said The lot was bought for well under the limit she said Remaining funds will go toward drainage projects It is one of our most visible partnerships one of the Church said We certainly wish this project great success and hope it leads to more such Target employees will be up to their elbows in the Bridge Street home from the start to the finish of the project Target has a big sign at the Nuhn said They have put in a check for materials they will provide she said Target will also provide a construction super visor some local Target subcontractors and 1 arget employees to help with building Nuhn said Targets nationwide Building a Won derful Life program commits to build new homes in each city where it builds a new store New Braunfels included The company has already helped build 49 homes across the coun try Target has made a longterm commitment to work with Habitat for Humanity a program x HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Volunteers help erect a wall at the new Habitat For Humanity home that helps families who are in need of decent affordable said Gail Dorn director of communications and community relations for Target stores The house is scheduled to be finished by July 23 to 30 The dates will coincide with the new Target stores grand opening The Bridge Street House is by no means finished We will probably need another Nuhn said Area residents can help in several ways One is to join the Carpenters Club by pledg ing or more or a month to Comal County Habitat for Humanity Church groups and civic organizations can join the club as well as individuals New Braunfels golfers can enjoy a day of golf at Northcliffe Country Club and donate to Habitat Saturday June 10 in the 1995 Comal County Golf Tournament Registration is June 10 to with teeoff at 1 The tournament is a Texas Scramble A B C and D Teams will be balanced based on overall hand icaps First second and third places teams will receive plaques and prizes Special awards will go to the closest to the pin 5 holes and the longest drive 2 United Van Lines will sponsor a holeinone on one par 3 award will go to the winner and to Habitat Lunch will be hamburger tea and coffee Drinks on the course will be payasyougo The entry fee is It includes green fees cart lunch and grab bag Make checks payable to Comal County Habitat tor Humanity and mail to Box 310487 New Braunfels Texas 781310487 Registration is on a first come first served basis and ends June 1 For information on the golf tournament the Carpenters Club or Comal County Habitat call the Habitat office at 6257005 Lakes to get herbicide spray to control hyclrilla By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Lake Dunlap and Lake McQueeney will undergo treatment in an attempt to control hydrilla growth and clear the lakes for summer activity Hydrilla is an aquatic plant which grows quickly When it is not con trolled hydrilla covers the lake making water access and recreation nearly impossible It gets so thick you cant run a boat through it You cant fish swim or ski because it gets too bad It just kind of cuts all activity on the lake said Frankie Uhr Secretary for Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association According to Bill West General Manager of the GuadalupeBlanco Riv er Authority the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will spray the lakes with endothall Aquathol K to control the growth in sejected areas Aquathol K is approved for aquat ic use by the Environmental Protec tion said West has used this herbicide at a number of sites in Texas including the successful May 1994 application at Lake Dunlap which removed approximately 90 per cent of the hydrilla in the treated West said certified staff will be responsible for applying the herbi cide and Texas Natural Resources Con servation Commission TNRCC reg ulations will be followed Homeown ers around Lake Dunlap area are con cerned about keeping the hydrilla under control and have helped Kind the pro ject Uhr said the homeowners asso ciation provided nearly and GBRA matched the amount Most of them are in favor of it We would rather have the carp but we cant so we have to have the spraying to control Uhr said Uhr said Lake Dunlap and Lake McQueeney will each receive 25 grass carp which eat the hydrilla The fish will not be available until June and many more would be needed to control the hydrilla Uhr said the fish they do receive will be a test She said the fish will be tracked to see if it is possible to keep them in the lakes without them ending up downstream She said selected areas of heavy growth in the main stream of water will be treated Uhr also said that if there is still spray available paths will be sprayed so private dock owners will have access to the main water The spraying for Lake Dunlap will take place on Monday May 22 and Tuesday May 23 Lake McQueeney will be sprayed Wednesday May 24 According to West the following restrictions will be in effect immedi ately after the spraying May 2225 Lakes will be closed to the public No boating or swimming is allowed May 2227 Do not eat fish caught in the lakes May 22June 7 Do not take water directly from the lakes for drink ing or household purposes May 22 June 7 Do not use lake water to irri gate yards crops or to water livestock West said bright yellow signs are being posted at public access points in and around the lakes He also said the lakes will be 612 inches lower than normal from May 24 through June 7 He said Lake DUn lap will be lowered as much as 36 inch es and Lake McQueeney will be 12 inches lower during the actual treat ment process Panetta fires back on behalf of the President See page 4A   

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