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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Gocart racers help leukemia patient See Sports Day Page 5 150 CENTS New Braunfels The old LCRA building 14 Pages in one section Friday August HeraldZ 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of STI Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of STEVEN RAY CASTANEDA Vol 143 No 195 Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Steven Ray Casaneda Sarah Castaneda Nava and Delia Vil lela Happy 50th anniversary to Robert and Irene Gonzales and happy anniversary to Terry and Sam Burto and Virginia and Tommy Ortiz River and aquifer information Comal River258 cubicfeetper second down 4 cfs from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 04 Guadalupe River Habitat For Humanity luncheon postponed The Comal County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Appre ciation Luncheon scheduled for tomorrow has been rescheduled It will be held Saturday Sept 16 from 1 to 3 at the Family Life Center at First Protestant Church Bring sandwiches or a salad chips etc Drinks will be furnished All building volunteers and anyone else interested in HFH Party for Claudia Perry An informal retirement reception will be held for Clau dia Perry celebrating 25 years of coaching volleyball at New Braunfels High School The reception will be held Sunday Aug 13 from 6 to at Capparellis party room Everyone invited Amy Grunwald to pass on her crown Amy Grunwald this years reigning Texas Junior Miss will relinquish her crown Saturday Aug 12 in Seguin at the Texas Lutheran College Auditorium at 7 This year 12 contes tants will participate in the Texas Junior Miss program Alison Damarodas will repre sent New Braunfels Amy competed in the Ameri ca Junior Miss program in Mobile Alabama in June La Leche League to meet The La Leche League of New Braunfels will meet Wednesday Aug 16 at 10 in the meeting room of NBNB Center North 1000 N Walnut St Breastfeeding moth ers and babies and mothers tobe interested in breastfeed ing are invited to attend For information call Dana at 625 1240 or Mary at 6092889 Bake a cake for the Womens Center The Comal County Womens Center invites you to support the center by donating individ ually wrapped items for a bake sale which will be held Aug 19 at 5 on the Plaza Bring your goodies to the shel ter 1547 Common any time Friday or before 4 Saturday Call 6207520 for information Lions to sell raffle tickets at HEB The Noon Lions Club will sell raffle tickets for a three minute shopping spree at HEB through Sunday at the store Proceeds will benefit the Texas Lions Camp County adopts burning ban By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Lion King HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The New Braunfels Noon Lions Club honored George Nowotny the oldest living member of the club with a birthday party Aug 2 He is 89 years old and has been a Lion since 150 Lions sang Happy Birthday to him at the party Wondering how to register your well with the EUWD Heres all you need to know By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Comal County well owners will be required to register their wells with the Edwards Underground Water District The EUWD passed the new rule Tues day and it goes into effect Aug 22 Registration is mandatory No own er shall withdraw water from a well unless it is registered on or before the filing said Tuesdays reso lution Well owners can pick up registration forms Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 at the EUWD office at 1615 N St Marys in San Antonio Comal County residents can also call and have an application mailed to them said Carolyn Eagle of the EUWD Call 210 2222204 or 800 2921047 for an application Mail finished applications to Well Registration Officer Edwards Under ground Water District Box 15830 San Antonio TX 78215 Completed applications can be turned in to Well Registration Officer Edwards Underground Water District 1615 N St Marys Street San Anto nio No registration fee is being charged at this time when forms are turned in Eagle said However there may be a fee charged future Whether or not a fee is charged will be determined when the Edwards Aquifer Authority takes over the reins Aug 28 she said The following rules also apply to the application procedure th Comal County has declared an emergency and banned outdoor burning in an effort to reduce the risk of fires during currently dry conditions Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willman said the ban prohibits people from burning any combustible material in an unenclosed area He said this does not include fires for food preparation However caution should be exer cised and even open campfires should be avoided he said Willman said officers will simply tell people to put the fire out the first time If subsequent calls are made they will be arrested Violation of the order is a misdemeanor and punish able by up to a fine or up to 180 injaii People using common sense will appreciate it and now that theres a ban we can stop more people from burning said Commissioner Moe Schwab who was act ing judge and declared the order Willman said the order has been under con sideration for several weeks He said the fire department has been called out on several pret ty big brush fires over the past three or four days and weather conditions do not appear to be changing We kept putting it off hoping one of those tropical storms or hurricanes would give us some rain but they he said Willman said the largest fire burned about four acres and no one was hurt He said the order is a precaution to try and prevent the fires and possible injuries The emergency order went into effect at 11 Thursday It will go before the commis sioners court on Tuesday for approval Schwab said the order will then remain in place until weather conditions change and the county receives quite a bit of rain In other court business Jim Inman general manager for the Water Oriented Recreation District reported that taxes for the second quarter have been collected and the total col lected was more than He said the total from the second quarter last year was He said these funds are used to pay for the law enforcement the portable bathrooms and various other costs the board Inman said the large amount collected was a result of good water flows this summer He said the tax is collected for water recreation which means it comes from outfitters campgrounds and lodging accommodations within the dis trict He said the exact use of the funds will be determined during the next budget and plan ning process for the board I Registration must be filed within I Weils already registered with the EUWD do not have to be reregis Well owners can request a vari ance from the due date The variance request must have a the length of time for which variance is requested I b reasons for seeking a variance c sworn statement that the facts in th variance request are true Specific penalties for nonregistered wfjlls have yet to be decided Eagle said We dont want to give people the impression that were drawing a line in th Guadalupe outfitters busy despite low flow By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The release level into the Guadalupe River has been lowered again However outfitters on both the Comal and Guadalupe rivers say business continues to do well and many are still turning to the rivers for week end fun David Welsch director of projects for the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority said the current release rate into the Guadalupe River is 141 cubic feet per sec ond He said the current level of the reser voir is at feet above mean sea level which means all the flood waters from ear lier in the summer have been released He said he believes it is very unlikely that the release rate will fall below 100 cfs over the next week or two Weve had a good recreational sum mer but now we need some he said Jim Inman general manager of the Water Oriented Recreation District said the Guadalupe River is still enjoyable He said it is ideal for families with young children because the lower level results in a calmer safer river Zero Rivers owner of Rockin R River Rides said he will be putting smaller boats on the river and most loads will contain two or three people He said the tubing will still be good for everyone and tubers and rafters will be concentrated on the sec tion of the river from Gruene down to Cypress Bend Park because the section between the first and second crossings will be too low Rivers said he has continually been busy River Update she said The district Includes the eastern portion of Comal County and has not lost a lot of business to the Comal River He said he does not push tubers to the Comal until the level gets below 100 cfs and that is not the current case Jay Felger owner of Felgers Tcjob Rental said the Comal River is still beau tiful and perfect for tubing without dragging bottom He said he has not seen a pig increase in business since levels started dropping in the Guadalupe but there pas been a slight increase However he said the fact that schools are getting ready to start has also limited his business Now that people are starting to comip to the Comal schools starting back he said Clinton Brandt one of the owners of the Ole Mill Stream said he has not seen a large increase related to the Guadalupe lev els He said the current water level is com parable to what it was at the beginning of summer and that does a lot to help busi ness We have a clientele that comes year after year and it just keeps growing every year I dont think you can say its because of low levels at the he sail Regardless of which river tourists chose they are sure to find the water cool md relaxing compared to the hot summer di lys Sweating it out HetaUZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Friday night high school football cant be far away The three local teams started twoaday practices this week Pictured above the Canyon Cougars sweat through a Wednesday workout Weekends to feature entertainment in city New Braunfels residents dont need to look any farther than their own backyard for entertainment the next few weekends This coming weekend Aug 12 to 13 Top Notch Productions presents an Arts and Crafts Show at the Civic Center Attendees get a chance to be in the Guinness Book of World Records by painting a small part of a huge mural Admission is charged Saturday Aug 19 area women of all political stripes and all walks of life will join in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 19th amend ment when women got the vote The celebration includes side walk sales special window decora tions traveling Womens History exhibit from the Institute of Texan Cultures on display at the NBAL food and displays from area orga nizations a parade at 6 Sis ters in Suffrage musical comedy on the Plaza and music by the Community Band and the Sweet Adelines Quartet Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are recommended for Main Plaza events 4 tribute to local residents who fought in world War II See Marie Dawson 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