Sunday, June 9, 1996

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Sisson si7rs Srhlittorhahn Three Parks SSK Run cour leiside Letters Sports Slammlisch The Mew Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kody Wllllamt Susan Adams QWM Hada Alice Unano Blanea Agullar 11 SIM Graff Chastty Baxter Aunt Cora KlmiMandJImRoM Happy anniversary wishes to Tarry and Linda Rapp 23 Ardte and Beaato Snider 55 Bob and Sue Haaart 40 years and Jim and Barbara Cook 40 Quadalupe release at 100 effs Because of the recent rains arid increased inflows officials River Authority announced Friday the amount of water released from Canyon Reservoir into the Guadalupe River had been increased from 75 cubic feet per second cfs to 100 cfs Since it is not a significant amount of rainfall this will be a temporary GBRA Chief Engineer Tommy Hill said I see the increased flow going through Mondays if we dont have any rain next week We will make that determina tion on Monday or ACS Starlight Gala tickets on sale now Reservations are now being accepted for the fourth annual ilartca is the theme for this years Gala which will fea ture casino gaming a gourmet buffet catered by Word 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 1 996 Chevrolet Tahoe will be announced Ticket prices start at per couple The gala willbe June the Civic Center For more information call 62961 53 or 60641 15 Diabetes Support Group to meet Pat Moore director of food services for the San Marcos CbhSolidateei Independent School District will lead a dis cussion of a videotape entitled Food Exchanges at the meeting of the Diabetes Sup port Group at 2 today in the classroom at Central Texas Medical Center 1301 Wonder World Drive The meeting is free and open to the public For more information call Carolyn Barries at 3531 3 10 QED classes have changed location GED classes sponsored by the Adult Education Cooperative have changed location Beginning Monday classes scheduled for Mon days and Wednesdays will be held from 7 to 9 at the VEH Kitchen downstairs at the New Braunfels ISO Central Office 430 W Mil St Senior Class 1993 to meet Tuesday Senior Class 1 993 NBISD will meet at 11 30 on Tuesday at the Senior Center Np reservations are required Reading program planned at Dfttllnger The Ready Read program at Dittlinger Memorial library will be held Thursday at am for children i grades K2 ind at 2 for grades i 1 J i L i 1 M i 1 M U i i NW Braunfels 20332 MO16 177 SOWEST MICROFUBLISHINO 2627 E YAMHELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 44 Pages in three sections Sunday June Serving the Comai County area for more than 144 years Home of KOOY WILLIAMS Talk of teen curfew surfaces again in New By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer As President Bill Clinton talks about the need for many cities to implement a teen cur few the Safe City Commission in New Braun fels is resurrecting an old draft ordinance and looking to see if there in a local need for one Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager served as director of the Safe City Commis sion in 1989 He said at that time the commis sion held town meetings in various neighbor hoods to find out what concerns residents had Concern about juvenile crime and roaming juveniles waS brought up in 11 of 2 neighbor hoods A committee was formed and they Ws In Its Infant stages Where It will go no one Don Ferguson assistant to city manager studied the issue for three months When they reported back to the commis sion they had a draft adult responsibility ordinance purpose of the ordinance was to limit the number of unsupervised juveniles in public he said Ferguson said the commission voted 20tol to forward the ordinance draft to the city attor ney for review and get public comment on whether to take it to the city council He said he is not sure why but the ordinance never went before the council It was one of those issues that kind of just died on the said Ferguson However the issue was resurrected at Thursdays Safe City Commission meeting Residents of the North Park Ridge Palace Heights Subdivision asked the commission to revisit the issue saying they are having prob lems with unsupervised juveniles The commission referred the issue to the executive committee Ferguson said the com mittee will look at the draft ordinance talk to cities with curfews look at the issues involved and gather He said committee is to report back to the commission j in 90 days at which time the commission wiff decide whether to recommendation to the city council lorloplc at other Its very early in the saidFjnfyisoWf Its in its infant stages Where1 it will go no one i City Manager MikeShands said any ordJT nance would have to address enforcement i ages the hours and exceptions f He said there would also need to be evi dence to show one is needed to make sure the city is not penalizing 100 percent of a group for the actions of 5 percent of a group if that Body found Friday was shot in head 1 y Comal County By OENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The body of a Seguin man found by a Comal County rancher Friday morning had been shot once in the head Scorn pointblank range according to a Travis County Medical Examiners report Reading from the report Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said the deceased Fermin Flores 46 was shot with a smallcaliber weapon Bremers office and the Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting The rancher found the body at on property located on Doeppen schmidt Road about 1 mile inside the Comal County line from Guadalupe County Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Harborth was the first on the scene and he contacted the Comal County Sheriffs Department when he determined the crime scene was in Comal County Bremer said the body had been at the location for a couple of hours before being taken to the Travis County Medical Examin er s Office Saturday morning We dont have any suspects at this Bremer said Sat urday night Were continuing the Medical examiners report states victim Was shot with smallcaliber weapon at pointblank range Time running out on Texas Supreme Court to rule on EAA By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Time quickly running out for the Texas Supreme Court to make a ruling on the constitu tionality of the Edwards Aquifer Authority However a local EAA representative said it is not too late for the EAA to be beneficial I V The EAA which would have regulatory powers including licensing wells and limiting pumping was slated to replace the Edwards Underground Water District in August How ever farmers to the west of San Antonio argued the law creating the EAA violated thejr property rights The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case and now all parties involved are waiting on a ruling Doug Miller who is to serve as a Comal Coun ty representative on the EAA board said the Supreme Court issues rulings on Thursdays He said there are only three days left in this term and if a ruling is not issued the wait will last months If they dont rwje jn it could be Septem ber when we get he said Well have to wait Miller said had the EAA been able to start work it would have been beneficial in efforts to protect the springs and aquifer this summer He added region al management of the water resource is needed whether it is for this summer or not I believe regulation would have slowed the drop in the aquifer and given us time to look at the situ ation But theres no use in crying over spilt said Miller This problem wasnt created overnight and it wont be solved overnight If the switch in agencies does occur Miller said the transition period should be quick and smooth Staff members will remain the same and the EAA will likely integrate and build off of current EUWD policies and regulations Were not going to tear down the districts reg ulations and start all he said Its just a dif ferent board of directors or trustees with some new laid on top of the current Even though being able to retain EUWP regu lations will allow the EAA to begin work quickly Miller said it is questionable how much of a positive impact it will have on the springs this summer However he said he is certain the board will be a positive factor in the long run I would think we could have a positive effect this At this point Im not sure we could keep the springs going but that would be our he said You ought to be in pictures HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Thaw wouldbe paint their at tha opening of the Childrens Muaaum Saturday at Its new location in the Factory Stores outlet See Page 12A Would a curfew help curb jtwcrtilp crime Opinion Page 44