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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 30, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY Cougarettes positioned for playoffs See Sports Page 1B 50 CENTS to far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 NewBraunfels Herald M009 MICROPUBL 2627 E YAHDELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 18 pages in two sections Wednesday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of WADE BRALY Vol 144 No 252 Inside Market Stammtiscn Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeHung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitnng extends birthday wishes to Marisa Villanueva 8 Adam Villanueva Wade Braly Blanche Frey Rene Garcia Geneva Giese Amos Thigpen Jessi Perring Gary Johnson and Kathy Noble Anniversary wishes are extend ed to Luis Fish and Carol Gon zales 13 Ashley Edgar 11 years and Barry and Bobbie Brandenburg To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mold Cedar Elm Pigweed 6 Ragweed Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 174 cubic feet per sec ond same as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge ofs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyor Lake level feet above sea level Below conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Sunday and no well water was used Sunday Chorus rehearsal Sunday in Seguin Rehearsals for the MidTexas at 2 Jpm OnSunday at AWs Recital Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus The chorus will be perform ing parts of Handels Messi under Dan Longs direc tion Fof more information call Dr Fred Fyrueholz at 6256420 Halloween fun at NBHS Thursday The New Braunfels High School Student Council is host ing its Halloween Happening from 8 in the schools main hall Thursday NBHS stu dents from various clubs will set up a haunted house and booths with games food and more for area chil safe time is for trick ortreaters of all ages Admis sion for the haunted house is 50 cents everything else is free German folk songs focus of concert Beethoven Maennerchor presents An Evening of Ger man Folksongs at Saturday at Beethoven Hall 420 S Alamo San Antonio Performing will be the United GermanAmerican Choruses of Wisconsin Steven Joyal direc tor The Southern District Cho ruses under the direction of John Donohue will also sing Tickets are at the door in advance Call 6970451 Club to review game film Thursday The Comal County Club will be showing the Texas vs Texas Tech football game at 7 Thursday at Pizza The public is invit ed Family Outreach seminars continue Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have their For Kids Sake seminars They will run twice a month for the next two months This sem inar is to teach parents how to help their children through the transitions of divorce To register or for more infor mation call 6201299 Rains bring welcome relief to Canyon Lake By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Heavy rains that fell this week in the upper Guadalupe River watershed will add needed water to Canyon Lake a GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity spokeswoman said The benefit of this rainfall to the area is if the drought continues this year the rainfall will resupply part of the stored water used by water permit holders cities agricultural users and industrial GBRA Board to review conduct code later Public Communications Assistant Judy Gardner said Gardner said the reservoir level is at feet mean sea level which is more than four feet below the normal level of 909 feet Thomas Hill the GBRAs chief engineer said the increased inflows should raise the reservoir level to near its normal level Over the weekend heavy rains and flash floods pounded Kerr Gillespie and Llano counties The upper Guadalupe River basin near Kerrville received between 3 and 9 inches of rain The Guadalupe River at Spring Branch crested at 24 feet on Tuesday afternoon and inflows into Canyon Dam were reported at cubic feet per second Hill said the current release from Canyon Dam into the river will remain at 102 cubic feet per second We may up the flow a little bit in the next couple of Hill said We would be talking a small incremental change We will be evaluating it during the next of couple of days Based on the information we have received to date we dont anticipate a The benefit of this rainfall to the area is if the drought the rainfall will resupply part of the stored GBRAs Judy Gardner By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer After spending more than three hours on a hearing to appeal the place ment of a student in alternative school Monday the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District board of trustees decided to take home copies of a possible code of conduct for the board and discuss it at a later meeting Superintendent Charles Bradberry See related story Page 4B said due to the length of the appeal the board did not have time to discuss operating procedures for board meet ings V After a little more than three hours the board unanimously upheld dents ansignmcpt to Instead of prolonging the meeting the members were given copies of the draft The members were told to study the draft and mark any changes or questions on it The procedures will then be considered at a future meeting I think a lot of the procedures are going to be something everybody can agree Bradberry said It all looks pretty straight forward to Turn to Board Page 4B Policy on sexrelated businesses evaluated Topless golf tourney prompts action By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Wurstfest preparations Jeff Shankle of Crabtree Amusement prepares to set up a carousel at the Wurstfest grounds Wurstfest begins Friday and continues until Nov 10 A proposed golf tournament that planned to have women act ing as topless caddies has prompted the Comal County Com missioners Court to pull out the countys sexually oriented business order for reevaluation An Austin bar held a golf tournament earlier this year that drew about 100 golfers and about 50 topless caddies to the Rebec ca Creek Golf Course in northwest Comal County Concerned neighbors voiced concerns abpVU 9 second jtpurnamenttjiat was planned for earlier this month A lack of participation forced the can cellation of the tournament Comal County Judge Carter Casteel said the county was moving to obtain an injuncCarter Casteel tion to block the tournament when it was canceled The sexually oriented business we felt like would have prevented them from having that type of Cas teel said But the canceled tournament also left the county commis sioners with questions and on Thursday the court will consid er amendments to the countys sexually oriented business order But in light of recent questions the court will examine the order to see whether there is a need to beef it up or make it Casteel said Were going to look at it and make sure were current on it just so theres no Casteel said Even though those people have assured us it wont happen In other business the court will consider approval of a lease agreement with George A Beere for the development of a proposed park near Spechts Crossing on the Guadalupe River The court also will consider a proposal for engineering and architectural services for the design phase of the Faust Street Bridge Enhancement Project The enhancement project is a joint project to restore the historic Faust Street Bridge Once it is completed the city of New Braunfels will take over responsibility of the bridge The agenda deals with platting This will be fol lowed by a 9 workshop meeting and a 10 action meeting All three meetings are held in the commissioners court room of the Comal County Courthouse Annex Unity touted as key to EAA boards success By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Three candidates running for the District 9 seat on the Edwards Aquifer Authority Board of Direc tors agree on one thing in solving the regions waier problems working together is the key We all need to sit said Robert Flume 47 of New Braunfels All the parties need to work together One person just cant do it by themselves All the parties need to work togeth er for a common Flume who works for a food service manage ment company in San Antonio is running against Doug Miller of New Braunfels Walter Brown of Bracken and John K Jarvis of Cibolo Numerous attempts to contact Jarvis were unsuccessful The district covers Comal County and western Guadalupe County The cities of New Braun fels Garden Ridge Bracken Schertz Marion and Cibolo fall within the districts boundaries Miller 42 the current EAA board director and a former New Braunfels mayor said coopera tion will be the key for any regional drought management plan to draw the support of people in San Antonio farmers in Medina County and res idents in the eastern counties of Comal Guadalupe and Hays Well I think every user has to be resp6nsible and attempt to manage the resource in a responsible Miller said No one can be exempt from con serving and withdrawal management Everyone needs to be working togeth er whether its the farmer in Medina County or the homeowner in Marion Texas We all drink from the same aquifer and we all need to suffer during rough Brown a 42yearold instrument electrical spe cialist said he will lend his ears to every group involved Robert Flume My main goals are to listen to others and come up with a goal we can live Brown said Everybody needs to be honest and put out what they want on the table and work it Brown stressed that every region in the EAA must come up with a comprehensive drought management plan and enforce it If one region fails all of us Brown said All three men agreed that New Braunfels Utilities should be rewarded under a drought management plan for building a surface water treatment plant that takes water from Canyon Lake Other municipalities and Doug Miller suppliers also shouldjeceive credit for investing in alternative water sources Miller said I say that for NBU and for Canyon Regional Water Authority the only other one who has built a surface water treatment plant If we dont do that we will hi telling the general public there is no reason to con serve or find alternative sources to the On the issue of permitting private wells Browi said he wants to make sure private property own ers are allowed to keep using their wells during drought People have a vestei interest in their he suit I want to make sure peopl get to keep their wells i operation and still be able l pump from their wells an put in new People in big populalio areas such as New Braur lets should not make th only sacrifices during drought Flume said When we talk about individual private well we are really talking about individual water sy Flume said There has to be some need I Turn to EAA Page 4 Walter Brown Reunion brings mother daughter together again after 40 years See Page 5A   

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