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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas ESDAY Unicorns continue unbeaten streak See Sports Page IB 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZ 16 pages in two sections Wednesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of VIOLA JONAS Vol 144 No 232 Inside Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraMZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Viola Jonas Ruby Castilleja Diana Conley Manuel Hernandez Sue Phillips Tony Ramos Rene Zamarripa Annalisa Vargas 19 Reynaldo Aguirre Harold Tarlton Hector R Leal Lynn Knight Jessica Ralph and Travis Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Buddy and Leora Swenson Tim and Debbie Shipley 20 years and Ruben R and Rose mary M Leal 14 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Cocklebur Cedar Elm8 Ragweed Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond sarrie as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 02 from Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge 112 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 97 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation pool Figures from Tuesday New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water and no well water wtousjBdJtuesday rictos on NBUS coming to a close The will continue its offer of free bus rides on all routes through today Beginning Thursday the system will resume charging at the rate of 75 cents oneway The free ride program began Sept 3 If riders have any questions they may call the system at 6082100 Hermann Sons to meet Friday Hermann Sons Lodge No 106 will hold ameetingand social on Friday The Lodge will furnish stew and members should bring side dishes For more information call 6583994 College Night at NBHS Is Thursday Area parents and high school students of all grades who are seeking guidancealong the road to college are invited to College Night from 7 to 9 Thursday in the New Braunfels High School Cafetorium Representatives from schools such as The University of Texas Texas University South western Texas Lutheran Col lege Texas Christian University Schreiner College and others will discuss admission require ments the application process and financial aid Hazardous waste collection Oct 12 The city of New Braunfels and Comal County are spon soring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 to 3 Oct 12 behind Fire Station Loop 337 in New Braunfels For more information about the collection and what materi als may be dropped off call 6082120 Family In need special assistance The Ramon and Bertha Cha pa family has set up an account at First State BaVik to benefit the family of SoielQ who died recently Students walk out over transfers Action staged after principals announce reassignments By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Students at New Braunfels High School sat stunned this morning and listened as Principal John Turman and Assistant Principal Chuck Engler explained their reassignments Following their annoucement at students got up and filed outside of school in protest of the change Were acting like said Devon Kastein a junior Junior Sta cie Kuhn added Were standing up for whats After students refused to return to class Engler asked them to go into the gym so they could talk about it At press time students chanti ng Engler Turman Engjer Exit of NBHS administrators stuns trustees By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Those who waited nearly two hours through an executive session Tues day night knew something was wrong when some of the trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School Dis trict were crying as they took their seats The 61 vote to reassign the two top administrators at New Braunfels High School drew even more tears from trustees and administrators In what the district is calling a vol untary reassignment New Braunfels High School Principal John Turman and Assistant Principal Chuck Engler stepped down to allow someone with the boards full support to take over the schools daytoday management Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the reshuffling of board mem bers after the August election pointed the board in a new direction John Turman Former NBHS principal Bradberry said new direction prompted Turman and Engler to seek reassignment to allow someone to take over with the full support of the board We need to find a common ground Chuck Engler Former NBHS assistant principal we can all work Bradberry said Mr Turman and Mr Engler are giv ing you that common ground Dont read anything into what happened here tonight except what you heard It is Karen Simpson Interim NBHS principal their choice that if they cant be fully supported at New Braunfels High School then they want to be some where else in the district because the Turn to NBHS Page 2A was set UD where the train r i O New Braunfels steps up to bat in aquifer fight By ABE LEVY Staff Writer CMA awards tonight at 7 Country music fans will be glued to their tubes this evening for the 30th annual Country Music Awards This years event televised locally from 7 to 10 on Channel 5 CBS will include per Alan Jackson fprmances by Alan Jackson Dolly Parton and LeAnn Rimes Vince Gill will serve as host of the show A book lovers paradise HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL TIM Friends of Dlttlinger Memorial Library Book Sale opens today at the Civic Center for members and continues from 9 to 7 Thursday and Friday for the public Jean Jones Is pictured arranging books for the sale Local water officials hope a throng of New Braunfels residents show up at todays hearing before the Edwards Aquifer Authority to make known the regions dependence on the aquifer Most of the speakers who have already made presentations to the EAA board of directors have had ties to San Antonio and its golf landscaping pool and tourism industries EAA sentatives from Comal and Guadalupe counties said Those speakers were instrumental in persuading the board not to declare the summers drought an emergency on July 31 Instead the board voted Aug 17 to increase pumping limits for the various reduction stages while decreasing the flow levels for when reduction stages would begin EAA board members from Comal Guadalupe and Hays counties opposed the changes and blamed the lack of public comment from their counties for allowing some of the new limits to find approval We havent had an organized effort such as this in the past and thats prob ably because you dont want to call on your people too many said Doug Miller EAA representative from Comal and Guadalupe counties But this is the time to make our voices be heard The draft rules are the result of the lack of understanding by the Bexar County and western county directors about our issues and also the punitive ness of our Local water officials also said the location of the EAA office in San Antonio has benefited that city in crit ical policymaking decisions Tonights public hearing offers New Braunfels area residents another chance to appeal to the EAA board which is taking public comment on the draft of rules that will become effective during critical drought periods As of Tuesday afternoon 31 people had signed up to ride on the NBuses to San Antonio If no changes are made to the pro posed rules New Braunfels Utilities could only use about gallons of Edwards water per day during a drought similar to the one that struck this past summer Miller said NBU used an average of 2 million gallons per day of Edwards water this past summer He said the reason for the small allotment of water is because the draft The Authority is holding a public hearing on its draft of emergency management rules at 7 tonight at the San Antonio City GdUncil Chambers 103 Main Plaza San Antonio The city of New Braunfels is offering transportation to the hearing and is asking people to meet at at the Civic Center parking lot 308 S Seguin Ave Call city hall at 6082100 to confirm rides Speakers must sign up on a list that will be located at the front of the building and they should arrive early because the San Antonio City Council Chamber provides only about Local water officials said speak ers will be limited to three min utes so they should their points brief while emphasizing the following B1 Localconservation efforts such as the citys water ordi nance that imposes yearround restrictions B New Braunfels Utilities has removed 90 percent of its depen dence on the aquifer since 1991 through its surfaqewater treat ment plant The plant cost about mil lion in bonds and an estimated million in additional Invest ments for water purchase plant operation and the installation of hew water and sewer lines rules classify NBU as a conjunctive user a user of both Edwards and sur face water Miller said the rules unfairly give NBU this distinction and should be changed to give credit to NBU and other conjunctive users that invest in surfacewater systems The EAA is making a disincentive through these rules to seek alternative sources for water and thats not the right message that this authority was created to Miller said Miller said he favors a federal court plan that would have allowed NBU to pump million gallons of water per day from the aquifer in addition to 8 million gallons per day of surface water that it takes in from the Guadalupe River Great moments in history from n flys perspective See Opinion Page 4A
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