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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                No strangers in Paradise River excursion in Coasta Rica has familiar faces See Page IB for more details Jordan honored by President at funeral HOUSTON AP President Clinton and former Texas Gov Ann Richards today remembered former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan as a strong and thoughtful leader Oijr loss today is personal it is Richards told more than mourners at funeral services in an innercity church Clinton said the former rep resentative jolted her nations atten tion with her eloquent arguments Other reflections were expected from Rep Sheila Jackson Lee DTexas and Houston Mayor Bob Lanier Also expected to be in attendance was former President Jimmy Carter Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Kenneth Brinkkoeter Sam my C Sikes Mark Noble 15 David Gene Supuler Stephen Norris Monica Leland 3 Charlene Scott Sybil Tupa Samantha Rene Esplnoza and Arigail Martinez Good morning Lotto Texas Saturday nights winning numbers Est million jackpot Sons of Hermann to meet Spring Branch Lodge Sons of Hermann will meet Sunday Jan 21 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative meeting room for the regular meeting Gathering at 2 Meeting begins at Plans for 1996 will be formulated Lodge will furnish refreshments members may bring desserts Womens Shelter needs help The Comal County Womens Center needs a volunteer or group of volunteers to install wood shelving in a storeroom The shelter has everything except someone to put it up If you want to help with the pro ject call 6207520 Red Cross planning first aid course The local Red Cross will be holding a First course Jan 27 at 8 at 178E Mill in the Appraisal District board room Course includes commu nity first aid and adult infant and child CPR The cost is and partici pants must preregister and prepay to be assured of get ting in the class For more infor mation call 6061999 or mail fee to Red Cross 178 E Mill Rm 202 New Braunfels TX 78130 Trust set up for family displaced by fire A trust in the name of Chad Pape and Family has been set up at Texas Commerce Bank in New Braunfels The Pape family suffered a devastating fire to their home last week To make donations to the fund and help replace clothing and other essentials for the couple and their three children call 6254892 Correction A headline on Page 1 of the Friday Jan 19 edition of the HeraldZeitung should not have stated that a sex offender had moved into Garden Ridge The home in question is out side Garden Ridge city limits Also a headline in that same edition should have identified the new United Way of Comal County president as David Sansing This newspaper is print ed on recycled newsprint New Braunfels Herald 54 Pages in four sections Sunday January Serving Comal County and the surrounding area Home of MARK NOBLE ong IOBLE SUNDAY Vol 144 No 49 Committee reconvenes to taekle aquifer issues By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Members of three districts are doming together in the form of a liaison committee to discuss issues relevant to the management and preservation of the Edwards Aquifer The committee is made up ofj representatives from the Edwards Underground Watel District the Medina County Underground Water Conservation District and the Uvalde County Underground Conservation District The formation of the committee came out of an interlocal contract between the three parties1 in October 1994 It was put in there to get together to talk about things that are of mutual interest to all three said Rick Illgner General Manager for the Edwards Underground Water District Illgner said the committee stopped meeting for a time because of all the legislation going on and because no one really knew what would happen However he said the committee has begun meeting again and will meet regularly from now on We just have some programs we need to get moving said Illgner In a packet handed out to committee members at their meeting on Thursday was a page entitled 10 point plan for Cooperative Aquifer This plan includes registering permitting all wells in each District begin discussions for dryyear options and explore funding options in anticipation of 1996 growing season move forward in a spirit of cooperation with recharge projects in the Nueces Basin work with third parties to find funds for water meters initiate develop ment strategies for alternative supplies establish periodic meetings between the three districts and other Edwards Aquifer users or dependents develop a Regional Water Management Plan and more Meetings will be held rtn the third Thursday of every month Water district bags TWDB grant By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer m HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Practice makes perfect Jason Marek an ag science teacher at Blanco High School keeps watch as Lacey Kraft shows her pig during the New Braunfels Future Farmers of America District Livestock Show Saturday at the Comal County Fairgrounds Kraft and other area students are preparing for upcoming stock shows includ ing the Comal County Youth Livestock Show in March On Thursday the Comal County Fresh Water Supply District No 1 received some good news from the Texas Water Development Board when it learned their request for a million loan had been approved With the approval of this loan the Comal County Fresh Water Supply District will be able to make improvements to our distribution lines and pump sta Comal County Fresh Wafer Supply District Pres ident George Legg said Last May we had a bond issue for this purpose which would help upgrade the system to comply with TNRCC Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission Texas Water Development Board spokeswoman Jan ice Cartwright said the loan is for 20 years and since the supply district showed it can issue bonds for the improve ments it was granted the loan The boards Water Devel opment Fund will fund the loan The loan will help fund a project that includes drilling a water supply well near the Guadaiupe River a gallon raw water tank a 300 gallons per minute treatment plant a gallon treated water tank and a gallon elevated tank The district currently uses Rebecca Springs for its source of water with a gallon standpipe located on Rebecca Road which has outlived its usefulness Legg said The new gallon elevated tank will replace the standpipe HZ needs your help in honoring outstanding citizens The fourth annual Citizen of the Year soon will be chosen as will a group of Unsung Heroes and we hope you will be a part of that selection process The Citizen of the Year and the Unsung Heroes are named each year in conjunction with publi cation of this newspapers annual Horizons project In the past Horizons has been published as a single edition appearing the last Sunday in March This year in response to comments that that single large edition was too much to read in one sitting the project will be published over six days Stories about and photographs of the Citizen of the Year and the Unsung Heroes will appear in the last of those six editions on Sunday March 31 Recipients willbe honored at a reception the afternoon of Friday March 29 to which their families and local officials and dignitaries will also be invited and at which advance copies of the Sunday Horizons section will be distributed The Citizen of the Year plaque will go to a person who has made notable and lasting contri butions to the Comal County Community dur ing the 12 months preceding publication of the Horizons 96 project according to the projects plan book Nominations from the pub lic are invited Final selec tion of the recipient will be made by the newspapers Reader Advisory Board If the number of nominations submitted warrants a com mittee of the RAB will first narrow the list to 10 nomi nees for presentation to the full board Final selection will be by secret ballot and bal lots will be tallied by Mary Lee Hall the news papers accounting manager The name of the David Sullens person chosen will remain secret until announced at the reception and subsequently formally pub lished that final Sunday To nominate someone for the Citizen of the Year honor you or your organization need only write a letter outlining the reasons you believe that person deserves fhe recognition Past recipients have included Knox Rusty Brockman and Jan Kennady Unsung Heroes too may be nominated by HeraldZeitung rpaders or by area organizations To submit a npmination simply write a letter outlining the reasons you believe that person deserves the honor In the past ijnsung Heroes honorees have included not only individuals but also couples and groups As defined by the HeraldZeitung an Unsung Hero is someoneiwho receiving little or no recog nition unselfishly finds ways to make his or her community a better place to be The example I have often used is the lady who misses going to her own Sunday School class week after week to go and play the piano for services at a local nurs ing home Unsung Heroes will be chosen by a panel com posed by members of the newspapers manage ment team Nominations for either Citizen of the Year or for Unsung Heroes may be submitted in person at the newspaper may be mailed to The HeraldZeitiing 707 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 or may be faxed to the attention of Managing Editor Doug Loveday at 2106251224 Or if you are utilizing the Internet you may send your nomination via e mail to DLoveday@AOL.com. The deadline for nominations to be received at the newspaper is Friday Feb 9 We will look forward to receiving your nomi nations David Sullens is editor and publisher of the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial time capsule filling up fast New Braunfels industry Senior Flexonics Inc currently is putting the final touches on the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Time Cap sule to be buried later this month at the Cham ber of Commerce Made of stainless steel the time capsule will hold special items documenting the 150th birthday year of New Braunfels The time capsule will be sealed at the annual Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce ban quet The time capsule will be on display at the Chamber beginning Tuesday before the banquet Space is filling up fast in the time cap sule as lastminute submissions come committee chair Stephanie Ferguson said Persons wishing to put letters photographs or other documents in the time capsule must do so Submissions must be paper goods let ters photographs etc Submissions must be sealed in either a 9 x 12 envelope or a or legal size enve lope Cost for a 9 x 12 envelope submission is Cost for a envelope submission is The time capsule will be buried at the Chamber of Commerce offices after the ban quet with the help of City of New Braunfels workers The capsule will be opened in 50 years HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Melinda Chapa sorts through some of the items that will be sealed in the Sequicentennial Time Capsule at the Chamber banquet Check out Roxolin Kmegers Around Town column on Page 3A   

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