Tuesday, March 19, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Unicorns face Austin Bowie in area soccer playoffs tonight Page Churchill School New Braunfels Herald 8 pages in one section Tuesday March Serving Comal County and s n CENTS rounding areas for more than 144 years Home of MICAELI SMITH Vol 144 No 91 Inside Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Smith Frankie Urias Jr seven Jonnie Shea Nancy Jackson 40 Leroy Zavala Jr eight and Katrina Scott Happy 14th anniversary to Fred and Kathy Doyle Pollen Count available Elm Cedar Ash Mulberry NA Hackberry Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 8 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 Garage and bake sale planned The Dorcas Guild of Cross Lutheran Church will hold its 14th annual garage and bake sale Friday and Saturday March 22 and 23 from 9 to 4 Brown bag day will be Mon day at 10 The location is 172 Hickory St Anyone who has items to donate for the sale may call 6253666 or Patty Scheel at Arrangements will be tnade for the pickup of items Canyon Music Boosters to meet Canyon Music Boosters will meet tonight at in the Canyon High School Band Hall There will be an election of new officers Rummage sale The New Braunfels Conser vation Society rummage sale will be held from 9 to 3 March 23 at 521 W San Antonio St National VFW commander to speak The National Commander inChief of the Veterans of For eign Wars Paul A Spera Texas State Commander Paul H Duff and other state VFW officers will visit New Braunfels VFW Post 7110 600 Peace Avenue from to 9 on Monday March 25 VFW members guests and local citizens are invited to attend education Texas Department of Health Region 8 Education and Prevention Planning Coalition meets 10 to 3 Tuesday March 26 at the Rock House behind Hos pice New Braunfels 613 N Walnut Public invited Open forum from 1 to For information call 6060200 Flag retirement ceremony Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post and Auxiliary will hold a flag retirement cer emony Wednesday March 27 at at Sts Peter and Paul School The public is invited to attend Unserviceable flags are still being accepted Call Joan at 6291252 This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Go By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer The Landa Park Golf Course will more than triple the size of its club house pro shop and cart barn with in loans approved by the New Braunfels City Council Monday night Construction on a prefabricated cart bam will begin im be completed wit Dr Milton Phair member buildin iibhouse to get icdiately and should n a few weeks said mirman of the five committee of the Golf Course Advisory Board Once the slab is poured its just a matter of putting it all Phair said j The council approved a bid from Wingfield Construction Co of New Braunfels to pour the slab and construct the metal building After the cart bam is completed ren ovations of the club house and pro shop should begin Phair said All but the stone walls built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Admin istration will be torn down Phair said the expanded multilevel club house will include larger meeting rooms and a grilltype snack bar some thing which currently is handled by the pro shop The pro shop can now be involved in golf and not have to dispense sand wiches and Phair said Phair said the current facilities at the golf course built in the 1930s were woefully inadequate not up to Amer icans with Disabilities Act code and literally During the renovations Phair said golfers should not be too inconve nienced in playing but the pro shop will be moved into a portable building The in loans will be paid through the Golf Course Capital Improvement Fund which includes green and park fees Protected left turns for San Antonio and Walnut to be discussed Wednesday By MELANIE GERIK Staff Writer Protected left turn signals on the intersection of W San Antonio Street and Walnut Avenue will be discussed at the citys Infrastructure Improve ment Corporation Wednesday night The main thing we are concerned about is to have a protected left turn in all four said Bolner city engineer None of the four signals have a pro tected arrow for lefthand turns The light also will change in response to traffic instead of chang ing on a timer according to the rec ommendations The only control we have now on that particular light is to time about how long it takes for traffic to get through the Bolner said The infrastructure board also will discuss adding a wooden foot bridge across the Comal River in Landa Park near the Parks and Recreation office ThelSftdge Visitqrseas The only control we have now on that particular light is to time about how long it takes for traffic to I get through the inter Bolner ier access from main parking lot to park attractions Bolner said Bolner also is proposing repairs on an existing wooden park bridge to sta bilize it As of Monday afternoon Bolner said cost estimates were not finalized The infrastructure board will decide Wednesday at its 6 meeting at the Municipal Building Conference Room whether to take the recommen options befpre Test drive goes bad HeraldZeitung pholo by MICHAEL DARNALL A Cibolo man was injured and taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital after a wreck at Walnut Avenue and the frontage road of Interstate 35 Monday afternoon Ernest Smith was treated and released from the hospital after he suffered numbness in his shoulders and arms said Cpl Russell Bell from the New Braunfels Police Department Smith was driving a white Jeep Cherokee south on the east frontage road when James Lokey turned left onto Walnut Avenue Lokey who was test driving a Ford Thunderbird from Bluebonnet Motors was issued a citation Bell said Smiths wife and two daughters passengers in the Cherokee were not injured A salesman from Bluebonnet a passenger in the Thunderbird also was not injured In the accident for school board To b6 eligible have expects additional can lived in the single member district they are the Wednesday dead running in for at least six months and must even if no one else be a registered voter The trustees serve a three year term tt Eprly voting will April 15 to April30 v would Election day polls will be open from 7 voters will only for registration cards tell residents neejpp Trustee pandidates and voters with single oj 2 L rnembei district questions can call Schwab or Scientist touts watersaving idea By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Going HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Auctioneers from the Comal County Junior Livestock Association sell off chickens at the auction Saturday The auction grossed more than The most expensive animal sold was a steer showed by Heather Williams which went for Endangered species presentation Saturday in Guadalupe park There are several activities coming up at Guadalupe State Park the Rust Resource Center and Honey Creek State Natural Area located off High way 46 west of New Braunfels Saturday March 23 from to at the outdoor amphithe ater in Guadalupe River State Park there will be a presentation on Endan gered Species of Central Texas a slide program and discussion with a focus on the goldencheeked war bler An activity book for children will be available April 13 from 9 to 11 will see a wildflower and plant iden tification walk at the Rust Center Marion moves toward new ball field for MYO n A ttm 1 i A st i i i By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer MARION The Marion Youth Organization and the Mar ion City Council agreed on Mon day night on the feasibility of putting a baseball field on city property near the citys public works warehouse on Otto Street To iron out the details Mayor Glenn Hild appointed a commit tee of himself Councilmembers Clarence Jackson and Florence Bryant to study the matter Rep resentatives from the Marion Youth Organization would also sit on the commi tee We need to make sure that both the organizations and citys concerns are Hild said David Mueller MYO repre sentative said the youth league organization needs to build the ballfield because the MYO is out growing the capicity of the cur rent Ltdns ballfijld We are looking at using Lions Field for 23 teams this year and having 250 kids Mueller said It is getting crowd ed and that is causing problems with field maintenance and prac tice time Right now we are trying to find another place to play Mueller said the field the MYO plans to build would be used by girls fast pitch and slow pitch softball teams and Shetland and Pony baseball teams which are for kids up to age 12 We have a lot of married peo ple moving into the community with young children we need to give them something to Mueller said We are going to have to accommodate the growth for Mueller said the land would have enough space for parking and the possibility of adding another field in the nature for old er kids The responsibility for the field will lie mainly with the MYO not the city Mueller said Mueller said he would like to start building the facility as soon as possible As the summer approaches and the threat of the Comal Springs drying up increases more and more attention is being given to how to conserve water A research scientist has developed patnet pending system that he believes could save millions of gallons of aquifer water Dr John Brice who owns a condiminium in New Braun fels said the falling levels of the Edwards Aquifer and the Comal Springs bother him He said the springs have dried up in the past and there is a strong possibility it could happen again this year if the area sees another hot dry summer He said it is this possibility that concerns him If the springs stop flowing you have to wonder if the springs are ever going to come back up or said Brice 1 think its a more serious problem than people are willing to Brice said the current problem is only the beginning He said the area relying on the aquifer continues to grow in pop ulation The added demand creates a strain on the aquifer He said the question of water supply will only get worse due to these Its only going to get worse and its just a matter of time said Brice Thats why even a glass of water saved is It was these issues that led Brice to look for ways to con serve water and he has been working on it for the past eight to 10 months He developed a water conservation system that is currently patentpending 1 thought of the concept years ago but didnt get around to developing it until he said Brices system saves the two to three gallons of water per shower that would be go down the drain waiting for the water to heat up This water is stored in a reservoir and put back into the system to be used as cold water The flow rate is also set at gallons per minute with less water hitting you As the shower goes beyond five minutes the flow drops to gallons per minute Brice said this brings the total consumption during a five minute shower to gallons without compromising the quality of the stream He said the system has the potential to save 3 mil lion gallons of water per day in the greater San Antonio area alone Using the conservative number of showers a day in the greater San Antonio area alone if you could save even just 1 gallon of water every time someone takes a shower thats gallons a said Brice Brice said the water conservation system will be easy to install and will be suitable for almost all showers How ever he said the systems are not available just yet He said he first needs to find an investor to fund the manu facturing and they will then be available to the public Once they become available he believes people will install them You have to remember that they never thought they would get people to were said Brice GOP shortsighted on education environment deficits See Opinion Page 4

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