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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                is your most vnnrl memory iriht of the 1950s7 See Opinion m Inside Sports 2B Slcimmlisch MfftlMMiy WIMMA IFOUt UNI Hmfelftftimgl Ttie New 6raunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Delve Mayer Dab Mb Hobarts Barbara John Edward Sanchez 15 years Mon Jaana C Juarez Jackla BaarwaM balated 13 Sandra Bandar Alice Caeteneda Hamandaz Lydla Ann Har nandaz 13 Staven Yanas 14 Christa Wetz Jaanna Juarez Rhonda Schmidt Sehwan Anthony Byrd and Eric Young Happy 40th anniversary to Qena and Ehaan Wtehnv Senate candidate to visit Krauses Cafe Democratic candidate for the United States Senate Vic tor Morales will visit Krauses Cafe at noon Monday He will be there tomeet with area residents Business Trade Show slots filling up fast The eighth annual Business Trade Show sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce has been scheduled for and 11 according to Chair for businesses to display their products or services to other business peopleand has attracted large crowds since its Wenzel said The show kicks off with a Sneak Preview Sept 10 This business and social experi ence will give those in atten dance an opportunity to visit the exhibits as well as enjoy upSeale entertainment and horsdoeuvres and bever ages The allday show on Wednesday features the exhibits and includes noon time entertainment registra tibn for exhibitor door prizes and the grand prize and happy hour with live enter tainment Wenzel said that exhibits arejalready 80 percent sold to last years exhibitors and a committee is contacting busi nesses to complete the show Anyone interested in partici pating should call Bonnie Tetrault at the chamber office 6252385 New water use restrictions In place The following restrictions on water use are being enforced in New Braunfels B Oddnumbered addresses may water Mondays Wednesdays and Saturdays Evennumbered addresses may water Tuesdays Thursdays and Sundays No use of sprinklers between 9 and 7 may water with a bucket drip irrigation system or hand held hose with a nozzle at any time Concert In the Park Concert in the Park Thursday will be Chris and Judy who perform childrens and folk music The concert starts at 73Q at the dance slab in Landa Park It is free This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint See Sports Page 1B ft l cnW F YAMBELL w TX 44Pdgesinthreeisecti6n9B Sunday i Serving Corfial County for more than 144 years B Home of T1X HODOIS Biologists study imported snails mpact on Landa Lae W J By ROGER CROTEAU City Editor The vegetation is disappearing from Landa Lake and biologists from the Fish and wildlife Service are try ing to figure bat why We are doing night studies once a week on the impacts on said Ruth Stanfordj biolo gist We have 12 plots staked out in the lake in six weeks three are com pletely gone and at most of the others we arfe Seeing some While it id too early to tell for sure the biologists think an imported species of snail may be to blame Whatever the cause if the water plants continue to disappear it could help wipe out the lakes population of endangered fountain darters Some giant ranis horn snails natives of South America were dumped into the lake about 10 years ago probably by someone emptying an aquarium into the lake biologists speculate there is no way to count them but officials say the snail population has grown to between one million and IS million The snails eat huge amounts of veg etation from the lake In fact they are so efficient at removing vegetation that the city no longer needed the boat that was used to mow the lake and traded it to Aquareha Springs for the glassbottom boat that gives tours Currents kept the snails from large areas of the lake The current would simply wash the snails away if they tried to feed there But with spring flows dropping below 100 cubic feet of water per sec ond the giant rams horn snails have access to much more of the lake and biologists are concerned the snails population will explode and they will strip the lake of vegetation sounding the death knell for the fountain darters Stanford said it is too early to con HeraWZeitunja photo by MICHAEL DARNALL BMktos being a threat to the endangered fountain darters in Landa Lake the rams horn snail may be at least partially responsible for the large floating masses of plant material that have appeared recently clusively blame the snails She said there has also been an increase in fila mentous green algae which could be choking the plants dont know if there is a single cause for the decline or if it is a com bination of she said What ever is going on something is impact ing the She said the snails may be to blame for the large mats qf floating plants and algae that have formed in the lake The snails clip the vegetation off at the bottom and the rest floats she said Clark Hubbs a professor emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin said if lack of vegetation becomes a prob lem it could contribute to the elimi nation of the fountain darters from the Comal River He said a study showed there are between and fountain darters in the Comal River They lay their eggs on plants The eggs attach to the he said That is the most obvious impact Of course they also use the cover of plants to hide from predators and to hunt their food If they are not reproducing they better have some cover from preda Ruth VoJkman sells a to a customer at the Cornal County Farmers1 Market Nothings fresher by MICHAEL DARNALL BY DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer At 5 every Friday from May to October many New Braunfelsers take part in a tradition which is as much a part of the town as Wurstfest Its the farmers market and its full of people finding bargains on the freshest produce in town Wallie Weidner market manager said the market is beneficial 19 both customers and farmers for the farmers it is their liveli fresti vegetables and ner said The farmers like the people and want to show them what they can dp on the i Tlw market attracts from as far away as Austin and Gonzales nine farmers set up shop rushed market because people like to get their stuff and go People can pickup what they want and when they want Laying on the Colwells table were plenty of tomatoes potatoes water melons and cantaloupe Ive been coming here for five years and she has been one of our regular San Marcos farmer Sylvia Caskey said about Hjl who was buying Caskeys Ti vegetables We see the same le year after year Most of pmers we feel are our Bohne is a longtime customer of ttie farmersmarket I like to come here because 11 jke the vegetables they are all nice and Homegrown tomatoea are worth 1 gotten rajn between the A Of course the drought has impact f jPrapfels market is to the liking of Colwell is vgry good the jg a verv We irrigate everything we have but it still has affected Kit Lamar farmer gajd We have it is hard to up We are lucky that we have duce prices The prices are a little inflated because production is down but demand is Lamar said Weidner said the formers market can be an education for the young Some children dont know what it is to be on a Weidner said Here they see that the farmers have to work for the stuff before it comes to their Gramm calls ffl35 project a top priority By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Sen Phil Gramm told area lead ers Friday expansion of Interstate 35 is his number one transportation priority The statement fell on the receptive ears of New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce members and staff who hosted the senators visit at Honors Hall Gramm who is running for reelec tion against Democrat Victor Morales said the project is in keeping with the North American Free Trade Agree ment which opened up trade relations between Mexico Canada and the Unit ed States 135 is the only interstate in Amer ica that links the industrial heartland of Mexico the United States and Canada The traffic on this highway has explod ed After one year of NAFTA Mexico went into deep depression and yet trade with Mexico continues to grow I think were going to see of trade and the bulk of that trade is going to come through Gramm said According to the Census Bureau trade between the three coun tries grew from billion in to billion in 1994 Trade is project ed to climb to billion by 2000 NAFTA supporters said Gramm said his plan is to allocate money from the Highway Trust Fund and revenue from the gasoline tax to expand interstate highways related to NAFTA The chamber and area leaders head ed a delegation Tuesday to Austin to brief the Texas Transportation Com mission on the merits of expanding ffl35 through New Braunfels Expansions to the north and south of the city have already been approved or completed creating a bottleneck or missing link between San Antonio and Austin Transportation commissioners indi cated the project should rank high come August when they are slated to decide whether to grant the million for the project It doesnt do any good to build great roads everywhere one part of me Granim said Gramm said interstate projects during the Eisen hower Administration built highways connecting the East and West and now its time to upgrade highways to con nect the North and South HeraldZeitung promotes Hall to business manager Mary Lee HaU has been promoted to business manager at the Herald Zeitung according to Doug Toney Hall has been the accounting man ager at the HeraldZeitiing since Octo ber 1995 Before joining the staff at the HeraldZeihmg Hall worked as a member of the accounting staff in the corporate offices of Southern News papers in Houston The Herald Zeitung is owned by Southern News papers Mary Lee has been performing the duties of a business manager for several months and certainly has proven her value to the HeraldZeitung Toney said in the announcement She will be responsible for management and ation of the busi ness office and the administration of payroll and personnel among other Ms Hall lives in New Braunfels and has two adult children and a granddaughter Shes very deserving of this Toney said and Im looking forward to working with her in this expanded Ms Halls promotion is effective immediately Toney said Mary Lee Hall Leadership New Braunfels special section inside this edition   

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