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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY to far To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Area teams face key matchups See Page 1B NewBraunfels 50 CENTS Heralc 20 pages in two sections Friday December eu PASO TXJ9903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of Pamela Brlnkkoatar Vol 144 No 289 Inside Stiimmtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Pamela Brinkkoeter Robin Reary Domingo DeLeon Frances Rogers James Morris John Saun ders James Schmeltekopf Amy Stauffer 13 years Shane Albach Margaret Alves Richard Dailey Satur Alison Skolaut Dan Bremer Bradley Bevil 11 years Bonnie Slimpin 45 years Karend Schwind Thomas Ruiz Conception Ruiz and Bryan Tosh 10 years old on Happy anniversary wishes go to Geneva and James Boyd Satur day and Dolores and Bob McCur ley 44 years on To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Mountain Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information 208 cubic feet per sec 4 from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Thursday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal ions of surface water gallons of well water were used Volunteers are needed Satur day to deliver food that will be provided to New Braunfels area families through money donat ed this year to the Herald Zeitungs Cheer Fund The work will begin at 9 at the news papers office at 707J Landa St For more information call Carol Ann Avery at 6259144 Ext 228 Delio and Juanita Bustos Ray and Kathleet Schoch Donald and Crystal Taylor Mr and Mrs Leonard Kramer Anonymous Dr and Mrs Dean Adams Willa Price Don and Valerie R Meyer Anonymous in honor of Paul Sandman Mr and Mrs Joe Bradley Anonymous V Earl Lowery Anonymous William and Susan Childs Porter Graphics World Indigenous Mission Paul and Patricia Deltz Jason and Catherine wanales Mr and Mrs Lloyd Priester Mr and Mrs Ed Wendt Todays total New total Holiday benefit The Quadalupe Smoked Meat Do in Gruene is holding a break ast to benefit the New Braun fels Childrens Shelter from 8 to Saturday Armed robber strikes credit service in city ByDAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer An armed robber struck a credit service on San Antonio Street this morning fleeing on foot the New Braunfels Police Department reported Sgt John McEachern said the robbery occurred at about at Family Cred it Service at 273 W San Antonio St A lone perpetrator brandishing a hand gun demanded and received an undetermined amount of McEachern said He was wearing a Leticia Ramos a cashier at the credit ser vice said the robbery frightened her Well he walked into the front door and had a gun on Ramos said He had a cardboard box and he threw the box on top of the counter and he told me Give me all my The burglar then preceded to go behind the counter Ramos said He came around my back and pushed open the drawer and got the she said He then went around to Tonis desk one of our other tellers and she gave him the money EAA passes management plan for crises By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The Edwards Aquifer Authority Board of Directors approved a final critical period management plan for aquifer withdrawals on Thursday that many board members called a the first step toward regional consensus on aquifer policies The plan will be in effect until Sep tember 1997 at which time the board plans to review it The board took a voice vote on the measure and was opposed by at least three of the 15 board members With the new board the optimism 1 had with putting politics behind us has come to said Doug Miller EAA representative for Comal and Guadalupe counties Miller said the move toward con sensus will help the agency request up to million in muchneeded aid from the state Legislature this Janu ary The plan has significant changes from the previous draft of this past summer that lowered triggering mech anisms at Comal and San Marcos springs to record levels and increased pumping limits higher than any other aquifer management plan This plan raises the triggering levels for the four stages of reduction and lowers the maximum allowable usage for those stages based on the J17 well in San Antonio It also gives credit to participants in the pilot irrigation suspension program in which fanners would be paid not The Edwards Aquifer Authority approved this final aquifer management plan for critical drought periods The plan bases the triggering levels on the J 17 well in San Antonio which is con verted to average cubic feet per sec ond Base usage for New Braunfels Util ities will be the average monthly use for the lowest months between November and February of the three years before 1991 Stage cubic feet per second or times base usage Stage 179 cfs or times the base Stage III 132 cfs or time the base Stage IV 98 cfs or or times the 1 if NBU participates in the irrigation suspension program to irrigate but instead dryland farm For example participants in the pro gram would be limited to only times the base usage average during Stage IV while all others would be limited to The program would only be imple mented if he EAA can garner at least acres of land in the program If it does not reach that amount the EAA would set the Stage IV limit between and The plan also gives credit to water suppliers like New Braunfels Utilities and Green Valley Special Utility Dis trict that uses botli surface and under ground water It would take the average monthly Turn to Aquifer Page 2A Only 5 in Comal apply for EAA permits so fai By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Only five Comal County pumpers have applied for permits to pump more than gallons per day from the Edwards Aquifer The deadline is Dec 30 After that day the EAA officials said they will not accept applications which is the only way to continue use of the aquifer The only exemption to the permit process is for household and livestock wells unless the livestock well pumps more than gallons per day Turn to EAA Page 2A Developer plans 350 homes in Bulverde By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer BULVERDE Hundreds of peo ple could be coming into the Bulverde area with the addition of a huge resi dential development Charlie Patterson a Wiinberley developer purchased acres along FM 1863 in November The site is miles east of 281 Patterson said the development will have between 350 to 370 tracts The tracts are between 2 and 5 acres with a few 8and 10acre lots The tracts will start at about I wont be building the said Patterson president of Summerlin Properties I will just be selling the land and developing the tracts We will be selling them to the Patterson acquired the property from the estate of Causey Quillian The property was bought with the help of Bulverde real estate agent Janet Askins A central water system paved roads an electrical system and telephone sys tem will be put in place Patterson said he is deciding the name of the development We are down to two he said Remington Farms and Rim This is not the first time Patterson has had a hand in developing a subdi vision in Comal County A couple of years ago Patterson started Cypress Springs on the Guadalupe The site is perfect for the develop ment Patterson said It is so accessible to San Antonio and just 20 minutes from the San Antonio International Pat terson said People like to come out there and own Remember holidays mean children are on the streets See Opinion Page 44
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