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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 16, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon tennis player signs with Rice See Sports Page 5 New Braunfels t V i Salute to ttw dough boy 10 pages In one section Thursday May 2627 E EL PASO TX Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of iTACY L MUlUJft m Vol 144 NO 133 Inside Market Birthday wistw The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to HMkeU Adams Cindi Korpi Nokmd Kocpp Stacy L Mueller Marie Ann Fbchbeck and Vanessa Marie Gonzoles Happy 54th anniversary to Lloyd and Doris Westervdt To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 PoHtfi Count no report no report no report no report Crepe Myrtte report nr ftfenmiiurad In parts motor of provfcted by Of Fmnk Rhftjr Information Wcubfc feet per sec ond some as yestentay Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Wed feet above sea level down 04 from yesterday Canyon Dam dtocharge cfs Canyon Lake 63 cfs Canyon take level feet above sea level Below conservation Youth thoater presentation Circle Arts Theatre will pre sent its touring youth compa ny The Inner Circle in its annual endoftheschoolyear show Saturday May 18 at 8 and Sunday May 19 at 3 The show is a collection of dramatized folk tales com edy and music TigKets are avaUabie at ChinanThinias in Senior Center to host May dance The Senior Center will have its May dance Friday May 17 beginning at and ending at Dress is casual picnic style with box refreshments by Al and Ann Payne The easy dance music will be provided by the Strictly Dancing group fea turing John and Betty Prejean with Russ Willrup Everyone is welcome Tickets available at the Senior Center 655 Landa for but at the door that night are Lubeathon at Bradzoil Saturday May 18 is the Bradzoil Lubeathon benefit ing the American Cancer Society Have your cars oil and filter changed fluids and tires checked windshields washed and interior vacu umed all for and within 10 minutes Bradzoil is donat ing 100 percent of the pro ceeds to the local unit of the American Cancer Society There wiji be free food and drinks as well as other give aways Bradzoil is located on Mission Drive off of Landa Street The Lubeathon runs from 8 to 5 For infor mation call 6250401 or 629 6153 DRTtomeet The Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas meet Saturday May 18 at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church on Howard Street at 1 1 am Salad luncheon will be served Artists reception The public is invited to attend the outdoor gallery of art reception featuring Karl Schutz on Saturday May 18 at at the Schumann Family Life Center at the First Protestant Church at Coll and Seguin Avenue Meteorologist sees no drought relief in sight ByDENISEDZlUK Staff Writer The region is well behind its average rainfall both for the year and the month and it could be September before any real relief comes According to the National Weather Service the rainfall so far this year for the San Antonio area is inches This is almost seven inches below the norm of inches Meteorologist Joe Baskin said even May which is usually the wettest month of the year is below average To date the area has received half an inch of rain in May compared to the norm of inches Any deficit we see in January Feb ruary or March is usually made up in said Baskin Were well below normal so far for the year and that just made any problems we had from last year Baskin said 1995 ended below aver age in rainfall which started this year off in a deficit He said the year ended with inches of rain which is below normal so far for the year and that just made any problems we had from last year Joe Baskin about nine inches below the normal average of around 32 inches That deficit basically occurred from July to December This is just adding on to that six months of no he said Any rain the area receives now will likely still not be enough to ease the thirst pangs for several reasons said Baskin He said part of the problem is the ground is too dry and any system bringing rain will be a fast moving one that does not last long enough to real ly replenish the ground reservoirs or the aquifer He said any real relief will have to be a tropical system out of the such as a tropical storm trop ical depression or a tropical wave Right now the only sign of a tropical System is a tropical depression that is nowhere near the United States How ever Baskin said it is encouraging Thats a good sign that things are starting to he said Baskin said hurricane season begins June I He said there are 12 or 13 storms predicted However he said it could be September before the area receives the rains necessary to alleviate the conditions Things could get much worse before they get said Baskin As of Tuesday the Comat Springs were at 181 cubic feet per second which is just 6 cfs above the level trig gering stage III of the Edwards Under ground Water Districts Demand Man agement Plan Stage HI will call for 20 percent mandatory reductions by all primary users Rainfall for the San Antonio area for the month of May has been half an inch compared to the inch norm for this point in the month Sued on historical infomation it could be quite t while before the spfin8ifed pool effect Aietodr M irtfr TT f hleffendorf director of Pwks and portion of me water comink from the Comal while jt The main branch of the Comat Hitman Island NefTendorf said the poors reliance on spring wattt makes it vulnerable to changes in levels due to spring flow However the pool was closed for much of the summer and warning signs posted along the Cotnal River in 1984 whenspnng flows dropped to30or40cubicfeetpersecondfor Obviously well hive to more Neflfendotf the historical background and not having to close them in 1990 mi the 1990 levels and cease to flow Get ready for oneway access roads By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The process of converting the Interstate 35 frontage roads into a oneway system will begin next week Texas Department of Trans portation Area Engineer David Kopp said on Wednesday Starting on Tuesday May 21 we will start turning the frontage roads into a Kopp said We will start at the north y the inter section of Business 35 and IH35 north of Canyon High School and go to the south end of town to Loop Kopp said TxDOT work crews will work slowly on the striping putting up the signage and switching the traffic light cabinets at the inter sections of Walnut Highway 46 and FM 725 so they will be compatible with a oneway traffic system The project Kopp said should take a few days to complete It will almost take us a week to complete Kopp said By doing this we will have the roads one way by Memorial Day Kopp advised that New Braunfels motorists should get used to the change of twoway frontage roads to a oneway system as quickly as possible I suggest that drivers be patient and start preparing to drive the frontage roads as a one way so that they will get used to Kopp said Pen pals meet HealdZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Pen pals Victoria Eaton and Emllle Boenlg share a ride down the slide at Landa Park yesterday Children from Frazler and Comal Elementary schools and Goodwin Primary School have been writing each other since last September Yesterday all the pen pals finally met at Landa Park By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE After being briefed by county officials on the sta tus of Rebeccas Crossing the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District WORD voted Wednesday night to ask the county engineer and county commissioners court to draw up a plan for a development of a small park in the area I think it is worth WORD Manager Jim Irunan said to the WORD board during the work shop agenda of the meeting During the workshop session WORD board members heard from County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander and County Engineer Tom Hornseth concerning the countys plans to make the crossing safer for canoeists and other recreationists The crossing is located in northwest Comal Coun ty Hornseth said the county recently bought 80 feet of right of way on Rebecca Road The County Engineer told the board that preliminary plans call for the county to put in a fence along the 80 foot right of way pave the road and put in a parking lot We have a goal over a threeyear period to put the road Homseth said There is the possibility of cre ating a downstream parking lot area Upstream we would create steps to get the canoeists out of the Guadalupe Rheinlander said the possibility of a park at Rebeccas Crossing would be a winwin situation for both the county and WORD The county would get the funding for the park from our road and bridge Rheinlander said There is the opportunity to pave the area and put in a pocket park We would then turn it over in an interlocal agree ment to WORD for maintenance policing and trash pickup We are giving you an opportunity for a readymade WORD President Guy Anderson said WORD should go along with a feasibility study into seeing how the crossing can be developed We have to get input from the landowners in the Anderson said before any improvements are taken at Rebeccas Crossing The board approved three propos als for river cleanups based on the recommendations by the Health and Sanitation Committee Outfitters awarded WORD contracts were Lit tle Ponderosa River Clean Service and Jerrys Rentals Bids based on weekly estimates were Little Pon derosa River Clean Ser vices and Jerrys Rentals Before the contracts were approved a discussion was raised whether or not the outfitters are required to carry workers compen sation insurance WORD attorney Holly Oilman said under state law any contractors who do business with a governmental agency must have workers compensation only if it is building construction This provision would not require WORD to do this The river cleanup contracts did require a provision for workers com pensation LCRA employees raise cash for Childrens Museum Lower Colorado River Authority employees recent ly donated to the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels TTie museum will use the donation to buy audio video equipment for a new exhib it Growing up in New Relocating to the New Braunfels Factory Stores is said Susan Williams executive director of the museum We have to renovate and rework some exhibits to make them fit plus were always striving for The LCRA employees made the donation through LCRA Employees United Charities This gift comes directly from employees said Beverly Seffel executive director of the United Charities when presenting the check to the museum Employees vol untarily support the United Charities through a payroll deduction plan The employee donates 70 percent of one hours pay each The employee fund puts an average of to into LCRAs service area communities sup porting a variety of nonprofit organizations The contribution is especially appreciated at this time We are in the midst of our move and we are grateful to all the folks who work at Williams said Native American festival being organized By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE John Guenzel has always been interested in the history and the culture of the Native Americans When Guenzel who is one of the owner of the Rio Raft was approached by a Native American who asked if a pow wow could be held at the Rio Raft Guenzel jumped at the opportunity We were approached by a Native Ameri can Comanche who saw our setting and liked Guenzel said It was his suggestion to hold it That suggestion has blossomed into the Moving Waters Foundation Indian Pow Wow which will be held on Saturday Oct 5 from 11 at Rio Raft Co Rio Raft is located near the Fourth Crossing on River Road near Saltier Guenzel said the event will feature an inter tribal dancing competition in which in prize money will be awarded Dancers from the Osage Caddo KiowaComanche and oth er nations will be competing in the contest in their full dance regalia We havent committed all of the dancers but we expect to have 100 Guenzel said Other attractions at the pow wow will be Native American arts and crafts food booths and refreshments some Native American foods such as fry bread and possibly an Indi an storyteller Teepees will also be set up for exhibition We are hoping to have some handson Guenzel said A few weeks ago Guenzel went to the Panhandle town of Crowell Texas to see how they put on their Indian Pow Wow I went to see how the booths were set up and I was able to meet some of the Guenzel said The pow wow is being held in conjunc tion with the Canyon Lake Chamber of Com merce which will assist Rio Raft Co in book ing guests advertising and doing voluntary work for the event Guenzel said the pow wow is something the whole family can enjoy doing This will benefit the whole Indians were a definite part of our heritage and history in this area The pow wow will reinforce Guenzel Guenzel said This will be a family event no alcohol will be allowed Indians were a defi nite part of our heritage and history in this area The pow wow will reinforce Guenzel envisions that the pow wow will be an annual event at Canyon Lake Next year we will set up Moving Waters as an nonprofit Guenzel said Part of those benefits would be set up for schools so that they could buy Native Amer ican People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs but no coolers or alcohol will be allowed Admission will be for adults for chil dren and Native Americans will be admitted free Send the fCfan a message if wont soon forget See Opinion Page 4   

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