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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns girlls cross couintirf team sprints far fiiifst placeatI Diver Down Get a feel for underwater exploration See Page IB for special coverage of scuba diving classes in the area Football Check out our special preview of your favorite local prep teams inside Rangers tune up against Pearsall See Page 6A for more details Inside Letters to the Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to David Sotelo Rosa Sazamarripa Kathy Hartman Kameron Koepp Jeffrey and Katrina Garsnett 17yearold Raven Juarez Ray mond Juarez and Daniel Rojo Happy anniversary to Dwayne and Cheryl Koepp Thomas and Delta Ramirez Jake and Anissa Villareal and Jerri and Larry Brumbelow 30 Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot rTEXRSr LOTTERY Labor Day closings Garbage pickup will be on schedule Monday but most other city county state and federal offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day Collectors will start their routes at 5 other city offices be closed including the police department offices Emergency services still Will be available All offices in the Comal County Courthouse and Annex will be closed on Monday The sheriffs office also will be closed but a dispatcher will be on duty for emergencies Department of Public Safety troopers will be patrolling the highways but the office will be closed for people who want to renew their drivers license The post office banks and state offices also will be closed as will the Herald Zeitung office How to run for office The League of Women Voters meeting Thursday Sept 7 will feature a discussion entitled How to Run for Speak ers include Austin Political Pub lic Relations Manager Clarke Straughan and Bexar County Court at Law Judge Shay Gephart The meeting will start at 7 in the Herb Schneider Room at Victoria Bank Call Rose Marie Eash at 9803188 for infor mation American Legion Fish Fry scheduled The American Legion Post 179 will hold its first Early Bird Mem bership Drive Fish Fry on Sept 4 from to This is open to members who have paid their 1996 dues or are life members of Post 179 its aux iliary Sons of the American Legion or Junior Auxiliary The cost of your meal will be your 1996 dues Membership cards will be checked Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers lo submit items to Slainmtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the Geiman community Slanunlisch represents a silling place for ineinbers of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels Herald n 0 11016 188 T MXCEOPUBLISHIMB 762 E YAHDEU DR SUNDAY PASO TX 79903 50 Pages in four sections Sunday September Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of DWAYNE CHERYL KOEPP No 211 EAA members allowed to take o By DOUG LOVEDAY Managing Editor A judges ruling Friday that allows Edwards Aquifer Authority members to be sworn in but for bids them to conduct any business other than hir ing attorneys is just another stalemate by EAA opponents a local member said Saturday Doug Miller an appointed director to the new authority said he has mixed feelings about the judges action Im glad were able to take office thats a good sign But he Pennington really tied our hands The only thing were really allowed to do is become involved in the Miller said Ruling prohibits authority from taking any action to regulate aquifer pumping referring to the suit challenging the constitutionality of the law which created the EAA This is just another stalemate on the part of irri gators to the west Its another attempt to avoid any regulation over the he said An Oct 12 trial date has been established for the legal challenge to the EAA One of the leading plaintiffs is the Medina County Groundwater Conservation District Miller said he expects he and fellow members will contact the Secretary of States Office Tues day morning to complete paperwork needed before being sworn in Were probably looking at next Friday before we can have a meeting to talk about hiring an he said While the EAA will remain essentially power less to conduct business Fridays ruling is anoth er step toward legitimacy for the board and future regulation of the aquifer said Craig Hollmig Comal County Edward Underground Water District representative I I think as the trial moves up into the higher courts theyll realize that its not taking anyones rights away Were managing a limited Hollmig said Our property rights get violated in New Braun fels when the pumpers pump our springs dry I think its going to take sorpe time to get through all of the appeals but we still have Judge Lucius Bunton who ruled that pumping damages the endangered species living in Comal A Tribute to Heroes ADMIRAL NIMITZ MUSEUM Looking Back Veterans of World War II poured Into Fredericksburg Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II The activi ties featured dig nitaries and regular soldiers who served In trie military during the war Above Qov George Bush receives applause and a handshake frpm former First Lady Barbara Bush and former President Bush following a speech at the celebration At right veterans from New Braunfels VFW Post 7110 wave to onlookers during the parade HerakiZeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL VFW Post 7110 Commander Jack Quent salutes the colors during Saturdays parade in Fredericksburg Deputies keep eyes on jet skis BY DAVID DE KUNDER Staff Writer Comal County Sheriffs Department deputies will be visible along Canyon Lake this holiday weekend to crack down on jet Skiers who violate safety laws i We have noticed a lot of jet ski violations this year and we want to cut down the number of those Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said Deputies will be out on patrol in the departments boat to make sure that jet skiers are abiding to safety rules Bre mer said In a press release Bremer said there have been many recent inci dents of jet skiers running over swim mers The accidents have been caused by jet skiers running in circles around swimmers jqt skis jumping over the wakes caused by other watercrafts excessive speed and high alcohol intake Bremer said They the jet skiers who have caused the accidents seem not to respect the rights of the Bremer said These jet skiers must respect the rights of the people swim ming in the Under the Texas Water Safety Act jet skiers are reminded not to operate their jet skis or waverunners within fifty feet of another vehicle platform swimmer object or shore Other violatipns observed by the Sher iffs Department are disobedience of no wake buoys and zones and dis regard for thq posted operational hours for jet skis and waverunners Jet skis and waveruriners must be registered and have to display their registration numbers on both sides of their craft Bremer said The patrolmen on the boat will pro vide water medical rescues when needed Bremer said We are making it a priority to focus on eliminating these serious Bremer said Communities to be notified when sex offenders paroled Law went into effect Friday By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A new Texas law will require that a community be notified when a paroled sex offender is released there Senate Bill 267 went into effect Friday Under the new law an offenders age gender street municipality and zip code plus a brief description of the offense must be publicized in the Texas community where he is released The names of paroled sex offenders will be withheld however Its a very balanced law giving the com munity the information it needs without tram pling the offenders said Megan Mills aid to State Sen Florence Shapiro who sponsored the bill Its important to remember the bill is not retroactive Mills said it applies only to cases tried Sept 1 on The law works like this The entity that releases an offender contacts local law enforcement officials in the communi ty where the offender chooses to live Then the law enforcement agency contacts a newspaper in the community and gives it a legal notice to publish which contains the information about the offender minus the name Newspapers or people can get the names of sexual offenders through an open records request but newspapers are not allowed to pub lish the names Communities will not only get information about offenders under the new law they will get it quickly According to SB 267 the offender must verify the information with a signature within seven days of moving to a community Once the offender cfoes that the local law enforcement agency hap to pass the information to the newspaper withitf eight days A second notice must then be sent to the news paper for publication wfithin a week of the first one A Dallas case spurred Shapiro to create the bill Mills said A seveniyearold girl was abduct ed from a park while sh er play soccer The man who took was watching her broth her and lulled her was a paroled sex 1 dills said Good Golly lets ban Miss Molly See The Survey Says Page 44
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