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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas j S M inline hockey league getting started See Sports Page New Braunfels 16 pages In one section Friday May Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of JimnAiPA ZAvALA 144 Not 139 Inside Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeHung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Esmeralda Zavala Susan Vil larreal and Jacinto Jay VUlar real Jr Happy anniversary to Augustin and Maria Villanueva belated 15 To have a birthday or anniver sary lilted here call 6259144 Pollen Count Poten fflMsured In ports por cubic motst of air Readings taken yestenjay Inlormatton provided by Dr Frank River Information Coma cubic feet per sec ond same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 08 from yesterday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation Offices to close for holiday All county and city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day However the city department will begin garbage colledtiort at due to the early closure of the Comal County landfill Local banks the Postal Service and the McKenna Neighborhood Health Center will also be closed Monday Farmers Market opens today The Comal County Farmers Market opens at 5 today at the Comal County Fair grounds Fresh vegetables that will be ready today include onions squash beans toma toes cucumbers and many other vegetables Quality this year is excellent and there should be more quantity as well according to County Extension Agent Joe The market will continue at 5 each Friday Public Safety Fair planned Saturday New BraunfelsJErnergency Services will present a Public Safety Fair from 10 to 4 Saturday on the Main Plaza in front of New Braun fels Utilities Fun and games for the kids Learn about water safety Free blood pressure checks dunking booth face painting food and refresh ments Barbecue chicken fundraiser The Texas Army National Guard is holding a barbecue chicken plate fundraiser Sat urday at the New Braunfels Armory The plate with trimmings is Serving is from noon to 3 Tickets are sold by Guard members and may be pur chased on the premises Pro ceeds go to the Armory Facili ty This newspaper is printed op recycled newsprint Oneway access roads leave cars heading wrong way Bv DAVID DEKUMDefc A streets to ictmnd people of those one By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Even though New Braunfelsers have been told all week that all frontage roads from the Business 35 IH35 interstecnon to Loop 337 south would be changed to oiie way some drivers have still not gotten used to the idea Texas Department of Trans portation Area Engineer David Kopp said On Thursday work crews finished converting the twoway frontage roads into oneway The only things needed to be done are striping and paving The project started Tuesday There are two intersections that look like they are ingrained Kopp said The Walnut intersection and Business 35 and IM35 at FM At the frontage road entrance next to Mr Gattis drivers still want to turn left and get back to Walnut which is wrong because it is now a The other intersection FM 725 and IH35 could be especially danger ous because drivers are getting con fused Kopp said Kopp said Do Not Enter1 signs have been put on side way changes But even with the signs in place some people are still disre garding them he said We are pitting additional signs to help people Kopp said We are adding pavement arrows to show it is oneway ft seems diei arrow marks on the ground are being seen better by people than the signs Jefferson Whltehead Travis White Matt White and Joseph White W High School at the 1996 commencement exercise held at Cougar Stadium Thursday evening The Class of moves on By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Valedictorian Donnie Miller and Canyon High School Principal Will Kiieg one word to describe the Class of 1 96 Leadership The mbstj valuable asset they have is a lot of Krieg said They have demonstrated a lot of leadership for the other On Thursday night 210 gradu ates walked across the stage at Canyon stadium to accept their diplomas Among those graduates were 32 honors students led by in scholarships and they are a very academic Krieg said Miller who earned a 101 GPA talked to his fellow classmates about the changes that will be coming to them as the computer age progress es and the world comes closer together We are not only going to revel in the moment as interglobal conflicts end and nations grow closer to one another we are going to be ambas sadors lawyers and financial and executive leaders Miller said In his salutatorian address Voosen spoke to the class about the changes they have gone through while they were in high school When dealing with change there are three types of people those who make it happen those who watch it happen and those who wonder what Voosen who garnered a GPA said NeW mom to pursue career as teacher By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer For one Canyon High School senior the graduation culminated a year of incredible fortitude Seven months ago Candea Thompson had her first child Cier ra four hours after she participated in the regional choir concert as a mem ber of the Canyon High School Var sity Choir In fact I went into labor while I was on Thompson 18 said Even though I was pregnant I was not going to miss it I love music very Thompson said she was out of school for seven weeks after her child was bom She said during those weeks she never thought about drop ping out I didnt want to become one of those girls who got pregnant and didnt go to Thompson said I have a future planned and goals I want to achieve Being pregnant was I have a future planned and goals I want to Candea Thompson not going to stop me from achieving my On top of that Thompson held two jobs and married her husband Glenn Mosley in February Thompson plans to go to San Antonio College in the fall to begin her dream of becoming a teacher Without the support of her family and teachers graduating from high school would not have been possible Thompson said The thing I will remember about this year is that Mr Krieg stood by me and I will never forget Thompson said When my morale was low my teachers supported me and boosted me Thompsons mother Shirley Amett played a big role in helping Candea Thompson receives her diploma her daughter cross the stage She helped me by watching my Thompson said She totally supported Officials briefed on rally security plan Braunfels city councilmem bers have been briefed on the plans for the upcoming Ku Klux Klan rally in downtown New Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands Police Chief Ray Douglas Lieutenant John Wommack and City Attorney Jacque line Cullom outlined the citys plans for handling the June 1 rally in a spe cial briefing Thursday night at the Municipal Building The city is taking every reason able step to ensure the safety of the public as well as rally said Mayor Jan Kennady This spe cial briefing brought councilmembers up to date on how the city has pre pared for the rally A great deal of planning has been done by Chief Douglas and his staff in preparation for the said Kennady They have established a security plan to deal with almost any situation that may The briefing was held in private to allow city staff to go into detail on the security plan without compromising its effectiveness We have conferred with other law enforcement agencies who have han dled Klan rallies in the past and feel we are ready for the planned gathering in downtown New Police Chief Ray Douglas said Our goal is to prevent conflict and protect prop erty and we appreciate the assistance and cooperation we have received from other Law enforcement officials plan to brief members of the media who plan to cover the event That briefing will be held late next week These San Marcos salamanders were removed from fas San River Thursday Endangered species rescue By ABE LEVY Staff Writer SAN MARCOS In an effort to save local water species from extinction dur ing the present drought federal and state officials began collecting salamanders and fountain darters from the San Mar cos River Thursday morning Three divers from the Fish and Wildlife Service removed a few dozen San Marcos Salamanders and Fountain Darters in front of the Spring Lake Hotel in Aquarena Springs The move came as dropping spring flows prompted the Edwards Under ground Water District to enter Stage IV of its drought management plan once again asking large water users to cut back The local endangered species also include wildrice which is native to the San Marcos sping and river the Texas Blind Salamander and the Comal Sala mander Some wild rice has already been collected and officials will try to collect the other species from Comal Springs early next week The species will be housed in tanks at the National Fish Hatchery and Tech nology Center in San Marcos said Steve Helfert field supervisor for the wildlife service He added the species could also be housed in other tanks at a hatchery in Uvalde If the drought worsens officials plan to collect several hundred specimens in the next three weeks Officials said the species would be in danger of extinction when Coma Springs flow drops to 100 cubic feet of water per second Since Sunday the springs has dropped from 169 cfs to 1 SO cfs today The rescue effort is part of a contin gency plan when lowering water levels at San Marcos Guadalupe and Comal springs and rivers threaten the life of endangered species Federal officials estimate local springs will be dried up by the end of May or early June if no rainfall arrives A fungus tends to grow on the sala manders eggs produced in captivity removing the eggs fertility and making the breeding the species a hit or miss venture officials said salamanders are very sensi tive to the condition of their environ said Jana Grote assistant field supervisor for the wildlife service The only success weve had is when weve tried to simulate the native springs Some ask Why By ABE LEVY Steff Writer Springs Thursday San Antonians and their mayor catted therescue waste of time Callers to the weekday tedlo pnx gram dfc KTSA in San Afttoitio ranged outrage to concern that the puts animals over humans callers feel the endangered species died out before and came back Why cant they do that again Messer said callers want to protect species butarenot sure the entire Edwatds aquifer toater conservation isnt going to Messer who said many of his callers tend to agree with his posi tion thinks the wildlife service should have been more prepared in collecting the Thejf shoujd have been studying the aquifer species all ersaid who was a guest on Messers ing the effort Tuesday by claiming ft will take too long and njo businesses who are subjecfto tight conservation measures 3 dont miwiworidngfw the lizard but Shands said the certain sections of the Comal River have been bloekedl off from swimming or wading to but were not very good at this point at mimicking Mother The Texas Blind Salamander is espe cially at risk officials said This species is difficult to collect because it has no pigment and lives entirely under the Edwards Aquifer breathing with gills officials said The salamanders face extinction if the springs dry up and no successful breed ing process is found officials said For subscript ion or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at
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