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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Tracksters put New Braunfels on the map See Sports Day Page 1B 50 CENTS New Braunfels Comal County Courthouse HeraMZ E EL PABO TX 18 Pages in two sections Friday July Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of KEN LAIN Vol 143 No 180 Inside Church 9A Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Ken Lain Randy Cole Jim my Leaverton Rosalie Zamar Hpa three Loriann Sil ya Happy anniversary to Gary and Marion Gaston River and aquifer Information Comal River290 cubicfeetper second down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 07 Guadalupe River 385 cfs Cancer support group to meet The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group sponsored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday July 27 in the North building of Victoria Bank and Trust 1000 N Wal nut Dr Sylvia Schell will speak on Radiation Part II For infor mation call the ACS informa tion line at 6295717 or Marian Hicks at 6291763 Womens Center needs diapers and a The Comal County Womens Center 1547 Common Street is in immediate need of large diapers size 2335 and a baby crib in usable con dition Call 6207520 if you can help Friends of the Library thanks helpers The Friends of the Library to thank all of the people who have contributed books records puzzles etc for the big annual sale at the Civic Center 1 There is already a wonderful selection of new and used books both hardback and paperback and also a tremen dous collection of popular and classical records Keep up the contributions New Braunfels We look for ward to seeing you all at the sale in October Musical Journey with Edda Buchner The Musical Journey with Edda Buchner on AM 1420 KGNB plans a Sesquicenten nial radio program for Texas and Germany If your ances tors came from theGerman state of Hessia Chessen please call Edda at 6516314 or leave your name and phone at KGNB 6257311 Pitch in for the Womens Center Sundance Golf Course is hosting a golf contest to bene fit the Comal County Womens Center Every Saturday in July from 5 to 8 golfers who successfully pitch their ball into a barrel at 85 yards will qualify for a drawing for a weekend vacation at a luxury resort at the beach Chances are for five balls and all contestants will qualify for drawings for door prizes Come out to Sundance Golf Course and Pitch in for the Womens For more information call Sundance at 6293817 By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Comal County residents registering their vehicles next year will notice a increase which is expected to generate thousands of extra dollars for the maintenance of county roads Comal County Tax Assessor and Collector Gloria Clennan said the fee is being increased from to which is the maximum that can be charged Most counties in the state are already charging the maximum rate and Comal was among the nine coun ties still charging she said Most counties are already charg ing and Im sure the rest will soon change their fees said Clen nan The higher fee which will be reflect ed on the 1996 bills is expected to generate between in additional funds Of these funds three percent is sent to the Texas Department of Trans portation The remaining 97 percent is kept in the county and is designated for the sole use of maintaining the countys roads and bridges Clennan said Its a good tax I think Everyone Most counties are already charging the and Im sure the rest will soon change their fees Gloria Clennan has to pay it and 97 percent is reserved for the countys use and cant be used for anything but the roads and bridges Any time you can keep 97 percent of a tax in the county it has to be somewhat of a good said Clennan And we really do have good The county commissioners had until September I to set a However the fee was passed at Thursdays Commissioners Court meeting Clen nan said she recommended the increase but would have been satisfied with whatever fee the county set It was their call I was just telling them how much they are allowed to she said In other court business the attempt to purchase 10 Eagle Precinct Voting Machines moved a little closer to real ity The countys purchasing agent informed the court that the agreement with several other counties did qualify as a sole source which means the county does not need to get bids The price for the machines has not been finalized However the funds to pay for them will come from the records preserva tion fund already established in the countys budget The Commissioners Court also passed a resolution supporting efforts to pass a Constitutional amendment to ban burning the United States flag River flow likely to drop after one more weekend By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer With the summer temperatures continuing to hov er near the century mark many people will be look ing for a place to cool off this week and the rivers may be the ideal place Many campgrounds are already beginning to fill up with weekend tourists Zero Rivers owner of Rockin R River Rides said this weekend will simply be another great day in The release rate this week will remain around 400 cubic feet per second However Rivers said the riv er will actually be running faster than that due to sev eral springs that are still running He said the actual river rate should be around 440450 cfs in some sections Rivers said he floated down the river yesterday and it looked great He said the overall area looked clean and he was able to go all the way down the river without getting hung up The river looked better than the road I drove back on Its going to be a real real good week he said Tommy Hill Chief Engineer for the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority said the current reservoir lev el is at ft According to the Canyon Reservoir management plan the GBRA is responsible for releasing water from the conservation pool at or below 909 feet mean sea level Water in the flood which is water above 909 msl is the responsibility of the Army Corps of Engineers River Update and is released at rates high enough to clear the flood pool Hill said that the GBRA will have to evaluate the reservoir level after the weekend and may have to cut it back He said it could possibly be within the 200 cfs range by next weekend By next week we should have a better feel of if we are going to have to cut back more and if so how Hill said Hill said that even at the current rate the river lev el is still good for tourism He said there are differ ent types of tourists and someone will always be able to enjoy the river You still get a lot of family oriented recreation with kids because its a little safer Hill said Rivers said low levels do not really have the big effect on the tubing and rafting everyone says it does He said you can still go rafting and tubing The only difference is that you take the tourists to different sections of the river where the level is still good When the Whitewater sections get low you just change can always he said Tuber drowns Man could not swim and was not wearing a life jacket witnesses say By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Guadalupe River claimed another victim Wednesday after noon Artemio Escobar 21 of San Antonio drowned when his tube overturned near the Guadalupe River State Park Escobar and a female friend were tubing on the river when their tube overturned at about 4 and they went under Comal County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Ellwood Hoherz said The woman surfaced but the man never did The San Marcos Dive Team recovered the body at about six feet from where the tube overturned Escobar was pronounced dead at 8 by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart Hoherz said Escobar did not know how to swim nor was he wearing a life jacket according to witnesses HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Geronimo Daniel Rodriguez takes the plunge off the bridge at Prince Solms Park Jumping from the bridge is prohibited but Rodriguez was not hurt In the Jump Blood Sucking Turkey Chili and more on tap at KISS chili cookoff HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Spurs star makes local appearance Former Spurs great George Gervln was at the Bear Creek Treatment Center yesterday signing autographs for the Kids Gervin and Johnny Moore will deliver an antidrug and stay in school message at another local appearance Monday at noon at the New Braunfels High School gym The basketball clinic will be free and open to the public By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Blood Sucking Turkey Chili King James and the Misfits Chili Broken Date Chili these are a few of the 50some varieties of chili offered at the Second Annual Chili KissOff in Canyon Lake tomorrow The cookoff will be held at Fire Station Number 1 in Canyon City on FM 306 said organizer Cricket Ingraham Proceeds from the spicy event benefit Kids in Safe Surroundings KISSs ultimate goal is to build a recreation center The target time for groundbreaking is 1996 Ingraham said This is serious chili Ingraham said This is a CASI Chili Appreciation Society International sanctioned she said Contestants earn points toward winning the ultimate CASI chili crown Watching the chili cooks showmanship and sampling their chili doesnt cost a thing she said Each team donates chili for sampling by guests Chili teams are graded on showmanship as well as the quality of their chili Ingraham said While the chili is cooking they compete on she said Some people do skits some do dancing some Submitting your chili for the approval of CASI is no laughing matter Ingraham said The rules of competition are stiff Chili must be made from scratch with raw meat using chili grind only Commercial chili powders are OK but no commercial spice mixes No fillers such as beans macaroni or rice are allowed And the list of rules goes on Chili cooks may be required to remove the lid and eat some chili before turning the entry in this guards against harmful ingredients being put in the chili by entrants Ingraham said The KISSoff will have water balloons and face painting for kids The schedule follows 11 sign in noon sampling starts 1 to 2 showmanship 2 turn in chili 2 to 4 awards Individuals or businesses can enter the cook off as long as they follow the CASI rules Ingra ham said Several individual families partici pate in the event she said Each team pays to enter of which goes directly to KISS Its the best fundraiser in terms of percentage that we Ingraham said River pirates need to become a thing of the past See Page 4A
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