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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 4, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas f Little league 411 Star team selected See 10 pages in section Tuesday June 4 1996 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of HOWAM Aim itTTY JICIClMIIOmt f r 1 ltfV i ii J 1 Vl VOH44 No 146 inside Birthday wlahas from tha HaraMZaHung v Thi Afevv Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes Allen Brown 30 Bianca Villarreal Juan Tristan Antonio Tristan and TilUe Moreno Happy anniversary wishes to Howard Ike and Betty Eicken horst 49 and Lorenzo and Dora Herrera 28 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Grass0 Hack Pecan Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readings taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubte feet per sec ond down 9 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 05 from yesterday Canyon Dam cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation Starlight Qala tickets on aala Reservations are now being accepted for the fourth annual American Cancer Society Starlight Gala A Night in Casablanca is the theme for this years Gala which will qarn by VVord of Mouth Catering from Austin and dancing to the music of the Fairmonts A silent auction will add to the evening and the winner of a years lease of a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe will be annunced Ticket prices start at per couple The gala will be JUne 15 at the Civic Center For more information call 6296153 or 6064115 Folk dancers to hold garage sale the New Braunfels German Folk Dancers will have a garage sale from 9 to 5 Saturday at 1018 Harriet Drive in Canyon Lake Village West For information call 8997042 or 8993672 Class of 86 to gather New Braunfels High School Class of 1986 wil meet Friday night at the Watering Hole Ifrom 1 to 4 Saturday at Landa Park and from to 10 Saturday at Tree Tops Iglesia Bethel to hold rummage sale The annual rummage sale to benefit Iglesia Bethel will be held from 8 to 5 Thursday and Friday and from 8 to noon Saturday at 385 Grape St Newcomers Club to meet The Newcomers Club will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at the Senior Center 655 Landa St Coffee and donuts at am meeting at 10 Cloggin Mejsters and the Hill Country Dancers will provide entertainment Bob Peterson of the American Cancer Society will give a presentation Valley Lunch This newspaper is printed pn recycled newsprint Racial tolerance preached at Unity Rally i 1 By ABE LEVY Staff Writer To declare a message of racial accep tance and unity New Braunfels reli gious leaders led about 700 area resi dents in a rally Sunday evening The rally was abruptly ended by a rain and lightning storm near the end of the ser vice The rally began at and included from area pastors and priests and worship songs in both English and Spanish all advocating a spirit of racial tolerance in the community in light of a Ku Klux Klan rally the day before I hope we that Christ has forever bound us not only to one anoth er but also to every man woman and child on this said Eugene OCallaghan monsignor of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church This evening we celebrate unity and soli darity Today and every day the heart of New Braunfels beats and throbs with love and affection because we believe that all men are created The crowd was made up of about 70 percent AngloAmericans about 30 percent Hispanics and a handful of African Americans who said the event shows the communitys commitment to racial unity Theres just a feeling of fellowship here people with like thoughts and like said Bill James 62 who is AfricanAmerican and retired in Seguin 10 years ago Security which included about 10 policeofficers was less severe than Saturday when roughly five members of the Ku Klux Klan held a recruit ment rally for the first time in New Braunfels on the steps of the Comal County Courthouse not die tension of Saturday 1 V ilt 5 of the said Lt John Worn mack of the New Braunfels Police Department Theres no barricaded Theres Just a feel Ing of fellowship here people with Ilka thoughts and Ilka Bill James lines This is what our normal func tions are on the For the Sunday event police blocked off San Antonio Street and Seguin Avenue around the Main Plaza where rally attendees placed lawn chairs around the Gazebo in recreational fash ion Children played on the moist grass while their fathers and mothers smiled and greeted neighborhood friends as if it were a Sunday morning church service Im coming as a voice against what happened here said 69 yearold David Meckel a lifetime native of New Braunfels who was waving an American Flag It was sit uation that we dont believe in People of hate came to New Braunfels and tried to stir up something they thought might benefit their cause But with a showing like today we have come to override The rain which began at about the crowd which searchedfor any available shelter around the service was near the end with just one song remaining rain feels good We had a showing of everybody said Teo Rodriguez 56 a lifetime native of New Braunfels who is Hispanic and a pharmacist technician at McKenna Hospital I think the rain was a dou ble blessing anid as a matter of fact I the ibfluf other ralliers who huddled under the Luckys Liquor Store overhang to escape the downpour A crowd of about TOO Joined Ideal retiglou leader In a Unity Klux Klan brought a different meeaage to the plaza Pavfd Meckel alnga i an American flag white he The crowd runa for cover after a atorm brought aheeta of rain to the rally Grass carp ready for release into lake Officials hope theyre hungry By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Five thousand grass carp have been invited to dinner at Lake Dunlap and their hosts hope the fish enjoy the hydrilla on the menu so much theyll stay Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will stock the carp Wednesday morning The stocking will take place at 10 at the public access ramp located under IH35 Officials from the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart ment and representatives from the Preserve Lake Dunlap Association will be present to witness the release of 12inch sterile grass carp into Lake Dunlap Debbie Magin GBRA regional laboratory director said she hopes the carp will be able to contain the growth of the hydrilla a nonnative aquatic plant which has begun to clog Lake Dunlap and Lake McQueeney Magin said the carp may eat enough hydrilla to eliminate or reduce the need for continued herbicide treatments for the lakes In March the aquatic herbicide Sonar was applied on hydrilla infested portions of Lake McQueeney around Treasure Island A few weeks ago another herbicide Aquathol K was sprayed on about 100 acres of Lake Dunlap and about 75 acres of Lake McQueeney On Saturday more carp will be released into Lake McQueeney at the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge on FM 725 at 11 The mission of the carp Magin said is to find those hydrilla plants which could not be treated during the spraying and to contain those plants which have already been treated Hopefully they will reach the areas of some of the plants we were not able to treat such as the quarter mile intake area of the Clear Springs Surface Water Magin said Magin said the study that was initiated to determine if the 125 carp that were placed in each of the five hydroelectric lakes last August would go downstream and escape in case of a flood is still ongoing But because of the recent lack of rainfall there have been no high releases from There is the possibility because of a flood and high water release that we cpuld lose the Magin said We dont know if they will stay in the reservoir or move downstream until we have releases of flood water and complete the The carp stockings were made possible through Friends of Lake McQueeney Preserve Lake Dunlap Association GBRA Comal and Guadalupe County Commissipners Courts New Braunfels Utilities and the Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Weed Control Program Labor and equipment for the hydrilla treatment program was provided by Heavy fains bring temporary relief from drought Staff Writer A raging thunderstorm blanketed the county with up to of rain Sun day night adding a welcomed chapter of relief to the area and recharging the Edwards Aquifer three feet at the J17 well in San Antonio Officials from the National Weather Ser vice said the rain lasted from 8 to 11 and brought of rain in Gruerie Comal Springsi went up one cubic foot per Jp 137 cfs and the J17 well went upio feet The wetting will not have a significant longterm effect ujjon the drought unless more rain Underground Water District officials said According to the Texas Agriculture Extension Service one inch of rainfall equals gallons of water over a one acre area The storm was triggered by a stationary cold front that interacted with an upper lev el system along with afternoon heating weather service officials said The storm developed east of New Braunfels and moved west causing winds to blow up to 72 miles per hour The heaviest rain came down at the v Guadalupe and Comal county line A few sprinkles this morning produced a trace rainin Gruene weather service officials said The forecast for this afternoon and evening calls for a 30 percent chance of rain with the probability of rain decreasing into the rest of the week as a high pressure system moves over the region reducing moisture and stabilizing the atmosphere The rainstorm crashed a Unity Rally at the Main Plaza Sunday night sending atten dees to find shelter until they could find their Vehicles HemldZeitung adds BantaScott to management team Debbie BantaScott was named advertising director of the HeraldZeitung last week by Editor and Publisher Doug Toney BantaScott joins the ffZ team after serv ing the last two years as director of adver tising at the Seguin GazetteEnterprise Pre viously she had worked as classified adver tising director for three years at the Gazette Enterprise Shes also quite familiar with New Braun fels and the surrounding area Coming to the HeraldZeitung is like BantaScott coming home for BantaScott said I grew up in graduated from Canyon High School and my parents still live here This community has been a part of my life for many and I care what happens She said she will also care just as deeply for the business community New Braunfels is blessed with a strong business community and I look forward to becoming an active part of that she said Together I believe we can make the business climate in New Braunfels even BantaScott can be reached by calling the HZ office at 6259144 NBISD school board ready to set maximum tax rate By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The budgeting process is underway in the New Braunfels Independent School and although work is still being done to form the ppjirniriary J99697 budget the board of trustees will vote on a maxjmurn tax rate at tonights meeting y Lonnie Curtif Assistant Superintendent for finance said the district staff if working on the preliminary budget He said he hopes to have a version ready to be presented to the board members toward the end of the week However he board will set the maximum tax rate tonight With last years rate of per JOO of value an individual with a taxable value of paid in school taxes The amount of taxes an individ ual pays in NBISD is based on last years tax rolls The Comal Appraisal District has determined the effective tax rate for NBISD would be Curtis said this means would bring in the same amount of money as it did last year using Hpwever me rate musi adjust ed to figure in a projected 5 per cent increase m student ment for the upcoming year Cur tis said the CAP allpws a maxi mum of cents for debt services and he believes 31 ents is adequate He also added that the district is proposing a main tenance and operations tax rate of which would bring the total maximum tax rate to He said this is below the amount that would allow a roll back election That does not put us in the position for any possible roll said Curtis Its always in the y0ur best interest to stay below the If the board approves the rate of it cannot exceed it when figuring the budget Curtis said he feels comfortable approv ing the rate now Comal County should institute a fireworks ban See Opinion Page 4
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