Tuesday, May 28, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Bolls roll over Magic head to New Braunfels i j i A lurchlll School 10 pages in one section Tuesday May 1 i Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years II Home of finals See Sports 5 7OSft2 MO16 177 SOWEST MICRQPUBLISHIN0 l 2627 E YAMIiELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 Inside Stnmmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZsttung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Nance seven Gary MQueeney Kyle Engler Marilyn DC Walt Joyce Miller Esmeralda Puente Dora Ramirez and Kathleen Rhodes Happy anniversary to Sandra and Donnle Duncan 30 years and Marten and Cathy Moses 8 Pollen Count Mold Available GrassNA Oak Hack Pecan Elm Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank Hampell River Information Comal River 150 cubic feet per sec ond same as yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 03 from yesterday Canyon Dam discharge available Canyon Lake available Canyon Lake level available Material about power plant sought The Power Plant Protectors a group of more than 300 volunteers ctedicat builcilngf fora cultural center has announced formation of a heritagehistorical committee Gochairmen Bucky Smith and Gerry Belton are looking for photographs news clip pings information and stories from retired employ ees relatives of employees or anyone who had connec tions with the building Betty Lou Rushjng chair man of the steering commit tee said the material will be used in a permanent exhibit about the history of the build ing Anyone who can help may call Bucky Smith at 625 9309 or Betty Lou Rushing at 6256362 Childrens Museum begins relocation The Childrens Museum of New Braunfels begins its Operation Relocation June 1 The museum will close May 31 at its current location at the Courtyard Shopping Center and reopen June 8 at its new location New Braunfels Fac tory1 Stores Suite 530 The public is invited to attend the grand opening complete with new exhibits June 8 at the new location For information call 6200939 Cancer survivors to celebrate American Cancer Survivors Celebration Day will begin at 1 June 2 at Cypress Bend Park The event pro motes awareness of and cele brates cancer survival Dr John Tieman president of the local unit of the American Cancer Society will speak Refreshments will be served and games are planned Hermann Sons to meet New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge will meet at 3 June 2 at the Lodge Hall Bring a covered dish This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Trout kill may be one more reason to hate fire By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Fire ants may have been the cause of a large trout kill that was discovered along the Guadalupe River near Canyon Lake two weeks ago a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offi cial said On Friday I havent confirmed it yet but all the fish we have collected had their stomachs full of fire said Cindy Contreras pollution biologist for Kills and Spills team in San Marcos At least 30 trout were reported to have been found dead by fishermen and game wardens during the weekend of May 11 and 12 from Whitewater Sports Campground on Highway 306 to Beans Camp has exhausted every theory from diseases to pollution and tests conducted on both of those theories have been found to be inconclusive Contreras said the fire ants flew into the river When fire ants mate they do so in the air and then fall to the ground to establish new mounds Cori all fish have collected had their stomachs full of fire Contreras Texas Parks and Wildlife Department treras ants discovered in the troutsstomachs had wings When the ants are in their swarmed sexual form they fall back to the ground to establish new mounds instead they fell into the Con hatchery in Alabama was blamed on treras said When the fire ants were in the water the trout ate them A toxic chemical released by the fire ants when the trout digested them may have done the trout in Contreras said I am speculating that it is formic acid or some other toxic compound that the ants release when they are digested or Contreras said Contreras said she read in one pub lication where a fish kill in a state fire ants that Were eaten by the fish I think I have a pretty good hypoth esis of what Contreras said That explains why not rriany of the trout were affected because there ate not that many But Contreras said she will cdtitinue to talk to experts because1 there fs ho definite proof that the ants caused the trout Contreras said thai if anyone sees more dead fish to contact her at 512 3533474 or call their focatgame war Queen for a year HeraldZeituhg photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Above New Braunfels Mayor Jan Kennedy hugs Tai Martinez the new Comal Independent Mens Association Queen for 1996 97 Martinez was crowned at the dance held at Wursthalle Saturday night At left the contestants Elisa Aguirre Laurie Mata Tina Resales Queen Tai Martinez Princess Serena Vela Veronica DeLaCerda and Genevie Quintanilla f CIMAs 24th annual Fiesta Mexicana held Friday and Saturday drew about people Storms tease area but to relieve drought By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The thunderstorms that came through South and Central Texas were not enough to help the flow of the Guadalupe River GuadaiupeBlanco River Authority Gen eral Manager Bill West said Bottom line All it did was tease West said The National Weather Service office near the New Braunfels Municipal Airport reported inches of rain NWS area manager Alcides Dreumont said The Army Corps of Engineers reported inches of rain at Canyon Dam The thunderstorms came through the New BraunfeisCorrial County area from derstortns were part of a band that stretched from Laredo to Waco with the heaviest storms occuring from San Anto nio to Waco Expect the weather to return to dry conditions for at least the next four to five days Dreumont said The atmosphere will become stable Dreumont said It will be dry hot and humid with temperatures in the mid to upper 90s There is enough low level moisture to give us cloud cover but noth ing above those clouds to give us any Because of the drought GBRA is thinking about cutting the flow from Canyon Reservoir which is at 120 cfs our staff to make that West said Because of the intensity of the drought we find ourselves in which is even more excessive than the one we experienced in the 50s the situation is very critical The inflow at Canyon Dam is at 30 Normal inflow is at least 200 cfs high er San Marcos doctor faces sex charge San Marcos Doctor Arthur Tallant was arrested last Wednesday on charges of sexual performance of a child after an investigation turned up evidence he had been exchanging rent money for sexual favors with a 17yearold girl police said He was arrested at his house in the Turkey Hollow subdivision in San Marcos after police obtained a search warrant The charge is a seconddegree felony police said Tallants bond was set at by Justice of the Peace Macel Sullivan An emergency protective order was issued to prevent any contact with the alleged victim by Tallant By DEMISE DZIUK SUWD i realizes the seriousness of thecurrent conditions and supports this next step in protecting the aquifer wdthesprings Water Dijtact received from the position is in foe mayor of San Antonio the djstnct to recent statements by the when Stage s m endorsement of this stage springs drying up is not Under this stake all primary users acceptable to the Edwards Under are reqvjire4 tQ out pumping by not accept Earlier to Comal or Hays she County jpowrt1 What were doing is endorsing a resolution endorsing the the declaration of Stage IV atinn nf fitaoA County IwJge we recognisje were in a prob Jem area Memorial Day weekend brings lots of wrecks By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will hold bazaar Friday and Saturday Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Bazaar will be held at the church grounds May 31 and June 1 A free dance will be held Saturday and Sunday Food and games start at 6 Friday Rosie y los Muchachos per form at 7 Friday and Swinging Country perform from 8 to mid night Queens Coronation will be at 830 Saturday and a dance will be held from 9 to 1 Saturday with Texana Band Also on Saturday a rummage sale will be held on the church grounds from 8 to 4 Food and games start at Saturday The New Braunfels area survived Memorial weekend activities without a death but with numerous traffic accidents police said Tuesday morning A 51yearold man lost control of his 1990 Taurus as to take the Interstate 35 McQiieeneVexit at about 3 Monday Lieutenant John Wommack said the car flipped three times after grass and debris got caught in a wheel The vehicle took down a light pole and went up a grassy embankment before landing on its top Ernesto Herrera suffered head injuries and was taken by San Antonio AirLife to University Hospital in San Antonio and his family which was riding with him was taken to McKenna Hospital They include his wife and two daughters who were all wearing seatbelts at the time of the wreck Also early Saturday morning police arrested two men for criminal mischief and trespass after rolling their 1992 Explorer on New Braunfels school property The two men 21 and 20 were creating donuts on the New Braunfels Middle School grounds police said They refused to be taken to a hospital The charges are class B misdemeanors with a fine of up to weekend was moderate We had lots of palls for service but nothing of a real serious nature We had a lots of accidents but no Wommack said HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL the worst wreck in the area over the weekend WM this one at the MoQueeney exit from Interstate 35 yesterday Smithson Valley High School Senior Awards See Page 6

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