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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Orioles capture Senior League city title with win over Cardinal CENTS New Braunfels The Park train HeraldZeitung 16 Pages in two sections Friday June Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of ISREAL LARA years Home of ISREAL LARA Vol 143 No 160 Inside Church Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Lara Helen Busch Cindy Cantu Ryley Mary Alice Martinez Candice Lehr 18 Jeanne C Juarez and Lydia Ann Hernandez 12 Happy anniversary to Pat Hernandez and to David and Christina Camarcno biver and aquifer Information Comal River 299 cubic feet per second down 9 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well feet down P6 Guadalupe River 692 cfs Red Cross offers Water Safety Instructor course An American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course will be held June 24 to July 22 Precourse session is June 24 from 9 to noon Regular sessions run from June 26 to July 22 The class will meet at the Texas Lutheran Pool at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin The cost of the course including books is For information call the Red Cross office at 6061999 Hermann Sons Lodge to meet New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge will meet for its regu Jar meeting July 2 at 3 Meat will be furnished and members bring covered dish es Christoph Braune reunion June 25 The Christcph Braune family reunion will be held at 1 June 25 at the Albert Kypfer Hermann Sons Lodge in Clear Springs For information call 3032422 Rummage sale needs donations The New Braunfels Historic Museums Association annual rummage sale will be August 3 at the New Braunfels Civic Center Donations of clothing furni ture kitchen appliances kitchen gadgets glassware antiques and collectibles dec orations etc are now being accepted on Tuesdays at Con servation Plaza 1300 Church Hill Drive For information or to have items picked up call 629 2943 Lutheran Brotherhood issues fund drive challenge The Lutheran Brotherhoods Cedar Branch is orga nizing a fund drive for the Jerry Sinor family to help defray the catastrophic medical costs incurred when he had to undergo emergency kidney surgery During the drive the organi zation will match the first raised on a twodollar forone basis Donations will be accepted through July 1 Checks may be made payable to Lutheran Brother hood Cedar Branch and mailed to Lutheran Broth erhood Box 310368 New Braunfels TX 78131 0368 State agrees to study carp for hydrilla problem Dunlap McQueeney among lakes to get test stocking of grass carp By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Signs of summer HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Crystal Paiz displays a watermelon She was with her mother sellinn the fruit from the back of a pickup truck in the KMart parking lot yesterday The melons were selling for each The hydrilla treatment for lakes McQueeney and Dunlap was a success and the Guadalupc Blanco River Authority is almost ready to try the next possible solution A pilot program of putting exotic carp that eat hydrilla into the lake will be tried according to officials attending a meeting Thursday night The GBRA and Texas Parks and Wildlife treated the lakes for hydrilla which is an aquat ic plant with rapid growth patterns at the end of May Mike Reed who oversaw the herbi cide spraying for Texas Parks and Wildlife said this years treatment was a success Thirtyfour acres were treated on Lake Dun lap Sixtynine acres were treated last year The smaller area treated was because the lake level was lower which caused denser plant growth This meant more herbicide was need ed Lake McQueeney had 25 acres treated Several homeowners also hired a private appli cator to treat their dock areas at the same time said Reed He said the areas that were a problem or would soon be a problem for boat use in pub lic areas were treated Reed said a survey was conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife to determine exactly how successful the treat ment was and they found a 95 to if 00 percent kill in all the locations The guy doing the survey said its probably the best kill hes ever said Reed However a misconception among some homeowners left them feeling like they were neglected during the treatment Many people thought that since they contributed to funds paying for the treatment they would get their areas treated However the goal of the treat ment was to open up public access ways and not individual areas We had X amount of chemicals and we had a priority system The top priority was to open up problem areas for said Reed There was also concern that people are treating the hydrilla on their own and could be contaminating the fish and water because they have no training Debbie Magin laboratory director for GBRA said many people voiced concern over the water quality due to the treatments She said she conducted a study last year which found no trace of chemicals in the water This year she conducted another study We did not find any chemicals even in samples taken immediately after they applied the treatment to the she said David Welsch director of project develop ment for GBRA said the goal of keeping the lakes accessible for the summer has been accomplished and now future treatments need to be addressed Reed said there are currently biologists throughout the nation looking for alternative longterm treatments including the use of plants fish and fungi One possible future solution is to stock the lakes with grass carp which eat hydrilla Dr Earl Chilton with the fisheries department of Texas Parks and Wildlife said 25 radio tagged carp will be placed in each of the five lakes along the Guadalupe River The radio tags should arrive from the vendor by July 21 The fish will be implanted with them and held for a few days to make certain they are okay The fish will then be released into the lakes and tracked The fish are expected to be released into the lakes by the end of July he said Chilton said the test is to see if the fish will escape downstream during floods Two flood periods will be required to consider the study study is expected to cost he said The 25 are not intended to solve the prob lem If its successful though we can apply for the permits to stock said Welsch Sheriff finds a way to save on new cars By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Comal County Sheriffs office is looking for ways to save the taxpayers money and they believe they have a way to do just that Now all they need is the County Commissioners approval Each year the sheriffs office pur chases new patrol cars and retires old ones Each car is on a fouryear cycle It is used by a patrol officer for three years and a reserve officer for one year The car is then retired stripped and sold said Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz This year the price of the Ford cars has increased to almost per car In the past the manufacturer has offered a bid concession and lowered price some However this year no concession is expected said Hoherz The Cooperative Purchasing Newsletter published by the Houston Gal veston Area of Governments says that with General Motors announce ment to discontinue the rear wheel drive Chevrolet Caprice Classic the Ford Crown Victoria will be the only full size rear wheel drive law enforce ment vehicle generally available beginning with the 1996 year model Tliis leaves little price comparison to be done However the county may not be forced to pay the higher prices this year Orange currently has around 1995 Fords on the lot and has agreed to sell them to the county at approximately the same price they paid last year The Sheriffs Department plans to purchase 10 cars and would save by purchasing them from Orange said We would be saving in taxpayers money and Im all for sav ing he said We dont care if its a 95 or 96 Well still get the same amount of miles out of Other than the year model the only difference between purchasing them now from Orange or later from Ford would be that the Sheriffs Depart ment would have to take possession of them about six months earlier than they would decision whether or not to begin accepting bids for the cars will be placed on a future agenda Hays County initiated this type of purchase and found it very advanta geous I think it will be advantageous for us said Hoherz In other court business the court almost considered rescinding the autho rization to hire the computer for Computer Services Judge Casteel who asked that this be placed on the agenda said she received memos which made her question the courts decision However she met with department heads and represen tatives and found that the need was present and the departments wanted the individual However she said there was a little heartburn over the Casteel said she inquired about the cost to have a trainer present twice a week and found it was So me being the mathematician I am said if 1 can buy someone for five days a week for why would I want Kelly Garza picked to go to Boys Nation By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Kelly Garza might run for president or maybe become chief justice of the Supreme Court when he goes to Boys Nation July 21 to 29 Garza is one of only two young men in Texas to take part in the national equivalent of Boys State Kelly is the first boy from New Braunfels to be Leon Helmke of American Legion Post 35 said Out of 982 boys at Boys State he was one of Boys State and Boys Nation are projects of the American Legion Helmke said The Optimists sponsored Garzas trip to Boys State he said Garzas way to Washington will be paid by the American Legion Garza will be a New Braunfels High School Senior next year He is the son of Peter and Joannie Garza He went through a grueling week Garza of politicking at Boys State to get Garza said Its based exactly on the form for the state Garza said Boys seek signatures to be on a primary ballot Theyre put in mock cities and mock political parties he said They must campaign and progress from city to county to the state level in the space of a week Garza became the chairman of his party at Boys State He got his partys candidate elected Helmke said 1 wasnt governor but I was in charge of my political party so 1 got to meet Governor said Its a long process and its pretty Garza said What the reg ular politicians have a month to do we have to do in a matter of If Garza were elected president at Boys Nation he would be able to meet the President of the United States he said so running for president isnt out of the question I havent quite made up my mind yet because the competition there is going to be unre Garza said Whether or not Garza plans to enter the arena of professional politics Boys State and Boys Nation will have served him well Garza said It teach es you to be assertive because there are guys fighting for positions and everybodys he said Boys State has sharpened Garzas public speaking skills Youre forced to speak in front of large numbers of he said 1 had to get up on the podium and speak in front of It makes you wake up and realize youre going to have to work for what you Garza said HeraldZeltung pholo by MICHAEL DARNAU New bank in town First State Bank held its grand opening ribbon cutting at its loca tion on the Plaza yesterday Pictured above city county and bank officials do the honors at the ribbon cutting For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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