Sunday, May 19, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas IB wf MMHUII K m unity Day of Unity Rally at Unacorn Sla 5 Jr um So Sports Birthday from the The Nlew Brauhfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Delana Wat son two Kathy Koehter Joan Helmke Steve DeLaRosa Jon Klesllng three Dustln Klesllng nine years Butch Allen 39 years Cody Allan Orona three Dale Leaman Christopher Usey seven Michael Games and FredQarber Happy anniversary wishes to Paul and Karen Sweeney 19 Alfred and Melba Jo Rledel Jeff and Jeanle Leland Kery and Kathy Noble 29 years Glenn and Janet Mack and Pat and Larry Wenzel 46 Expilots group to Any retired pilots in New Braunfels who would be inter esteid in starting a club for pilots are invited to have lunch at the Senior Center Tuesday May 21 at 1 1 30 to get acquainted and share some history Lunch donation is There will be a designated table for the group QED graduation The annual celebration for ladult education participants will be held Thursday May 23 t ttie Frank Doble iafeSch6ordfT Borgfeld Road Glbolo This will be a combined GED graduation for all school dis tricts in the coop The public is invited Any GED graduates who complet ed their GED this year and have not received invitations to the ceremony should call State senate candidate to address Republican women The New Braunfels Republi can Women will hold their monthly meeting at noon Monday May 20 at Cappar ellis Restaurant The speaker will be James Whitworth can didate for state senator Guests are welcome Party for dance teacher A goodbye party honoring Joan Slocum Hannan will be held from to 7 Sunday May 19 at the New Braunfels Dance Studio Pub lic invited Meet the new own ers and teachers Support group to meet New Braunfels Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder meet May 20 at 7 at Oakwood Baptist Church on Loop 337 Call Karen Owens at 6292033 for information Town meeting A town meeting Judge Carter Casteel and Commissioner Danny Scheel will be held at the Justice of the Peace office in Bul verde May 20 at 7 Downtown Dollars winner The winner of the Downtown Discovery Dollars in this weeks drawing was Lipda Soechting This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint id governors welfaretowork film ill solid bold and tective of childrtn Prwiderrt Clinton Siturddy that if Congress passes a similar program Ill right seeldrs to defied R the heis weak oti welfare reform said that over the fast not ft ffS federal children Republicans immediately labeled Clintons I f IfW H f Mew Braunfels 181 44 Pages in three Sections Sunday i Tlc 2627 E El PASO TX7990S t 5 i I Serving Comal County for more than 144 years Home of DUJUIA WAfSON By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Cnartor members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 salute the flag during HertldZeltung photo by MICHAfeL DARNALL the posts 50th anniversary celebration ill lyJfliV years VFW Post 7110 marks a big anniversary By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 71 10 remembered 50 years of supporting the community and the nations war veterans at a celebration Saturday night It just doesnt seem that said Earl Heaton 77 who was one of 37 char ter members still active in the post The years have a habit of slipping away Theyve been good years The post which received its charter on May 15 1946 is made up of 508 members mainly World War II veterans The rest are from the Korean Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars said Robert Quent 65 the cur rent commander of the post who served as a machinist for theShip Repair Service of the Navy in WW p said the post was organjzedtat a in 1946 to see whether interest was present in New Braunfels I It was an organizational meeting Most of those guys knew each other from their service days We circulated a petition and it just multiplied until we had 100 signa Heaton said The first post commander was Schimmel Bloedorn who attended the Saturday cel ebration The VFW Ladys Auxiliary to the VFW post was created a year later and assists the post in its functions The auxiliary is made up of die wives sisters and daughters of post members benefit of the auxiliary is patrio tism and the satisfaction of community said Janice Quent 53 who is the auxiliary president and the wife of Robert Quent The celebration which was held at the VFW Post Home at 600 Peace Ave includ ed recognition of the remaining 37 charter members a memorial service installation of officers for the post and auxiliary a din ner and dance VFW member Bob Tice was the host of the celebration The celebration will continue on Wednesday with a concert by the Air Edu cation Training Command Band of the West an Air Force band that has played for president John F Kennedy and all the sub sequent presidents The post through the years has main tained a strong presence in the community donating to such chanties as United Way the New Braunfels ROTC the American Cancer Society and the AdoptAHighway program The post was recognized last Monday by formier Isjew BraunfeJs Mayor Paul Fraser at last weeks council meeting Fraser declared May 24 and 25 WF Poppy Days for the City of New The revenue from sales of Poppies go toward helping yeteV ans and their families Most ofjhe posts i Bingo night which is Dropping spring flows and aquifer levels niay nigger water conservation rules within days The next stage of the Edwards Underground Water Districts Demand Management Plan contin ues to come closer and local resi dents are being urged to conserve water As of Thursday spring flow at Comal Springs was 177 cubic feet per second just two cfs above the trigger point for stage in of the DMP and the spring flow has been dropping more than two cfs most days in recent weeks The flow is also below the 200 cfs point where the Fish and Wildlife Service believe endangered species that depend on the springs begin to being to die Paula DiFonzo General Manager of New Braunfels said she believes the city will be able to comply with the next stage of the DMP which calls for 20 percent mandatory reductions if it is residents is throughout fie entire being impacted We rtjuch as sije salcj San Antonio moved to Stage ffl of its drought plan Fnday cutting the number of lawnsprinkling days by goals of the city plan are more modest than the goals of the EUWD Stage HI DiFonzo said there are hundreds of tips for water conservation Some of the more common ones are to water plants and yards less frequently but more thoroughly water in the early morning or late evening to avoid evaporation let grass grow longer limit the number of times you wash your car and only do it at places mat cle the water and cut off faucets when not being used Were going to try to put together brochures and fliers with watersaving tips to distribute and put in bills to help remind people to said DiFonzo DiFonzo said it is up to the city council to move to the next step in the citys water conservation plan However she said due to the dropping levels she and the city manager will evaluate the situation As for now the yearround ordinance remains in place and New Braunfels residents are being asked to adhere to it to help alleviate the stress being put on the Edwards Aquifer Under the ordinance the following guidelines apply No use of water sprinklers from 10 to 4 on any cal endar day for either private or commercial property Handheld hoses with a manual or automatic shutoff buckets or drip irrigation systems can be ued any tihiev Noncompliance with the ordinance can result in a misde meanor offense and upon conviction a fine of and can be assessed i Each days violation constitutes a separate offense To report violators call the city hall at i planning on way By ABE LEVY Staff Writer photo by MICHAEfc PARNAU All for a good cause Kathy McLoud volunteers her time to wash car windows during Lubeathon held yesterday at Bradzoll The Uubeathon bene f Its the locsl chapter of the American Cancer Society Customers paid for a fullservice oil change and all the proceeds went to the ACS Cuatomera were also treated to sausages and drinka The City of New Braunfels hired Harry Berinet as tlje new planning Director Thursday City Manager Mike Shands oversaw the hiring of Bennet 50 who currently lives in Portland on thenorthern Christi fV Both my wife and I are very excited about the Ben net said in a telephone interview from Portland Its an opportuni ty to do for a long great growth in New Braufiiels and opportunity as faras planning is This is the first job as planning direetpr or Bennet who has planning rneht Chrjsti ajvd for prM Myate ehgfneering firrnis for a total of vjj4 years Bennet has a wife who works as a school counselor and two children Rebecca 21 and Robert 26 He graduated from Texas University with a bachelors of Architecture I in 1971 and earned a masters degree in public administration in l993 frornwCorpus Christi State University He was one of 13 statewideapplicants for the posi tion V The combination of experience educatioivarid qualifications made him the Shands said He scheduled to start June 17 and is looking for a home in the city limits lie said the move to New Braunfels Avill put him closer to his parents and a sister who live in Schertz and a sisterinlaw who lives in San Antonio x Th Cornier planning director resigned three weeks agoto nwve to Reno Nev The planning department deals with the administration of subdi vision and commercial develop ment building permits and zon ing requests Have you noticed the prickly pear cactus plants around town lately Many are In full bloom According to horticulturist Bill Schumann the blooms are caused by stress on the plants from the drought the recent light showers or a combination of the two 4s Mexican economy comes back look for local businesses to cash in See Opinion Page 4A