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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Donations I To contribute to the United Way call 6207760 Inside Sports Birthday wishes from tlw HmMZaitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Sabrina Brinkkoeter Randy Lucas Mar garet Longest Lonnie Bostic Nola Grimes Hearld Glaze Pamela Jones Deann Giese Mon Amber Batey 13 years old Wm Hunter Har wood 2 years old Joe L Espinoza Paul Hudson Mon Johnny Weisman Allyssa Rosas 8 years old Ardie Snider Haley McCullough Meta Schumann 91 years Lauren Espinoza 15 years Rosie Juarez Hernandez Janie Gonzales Sophia Camareno Celeste Torres Mon Courtney Renee Ramsley Brooke Campbell 10 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Arlon and Myrtle Bartles 45 Martie and Bob Mad dox Cherry and Bob Patterson 24 years Francine and Tracy Bowling 20 years Susie and Lee Gra ham 11 years Bob and Loretta Baker 50 Larry and Holly Ross 5 Lupe and Elsie Paredez 51 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 EAA registration deadline nears If you own a well on the Edwards Aquifer that pumps more than gallons per day you must apply for a permit with the Edwards Aquifer Authority before 5 this Mdriday After that time the EAA offi Olals will not accept applica tions 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 The EAA is alerting all well ownersof this deadline to com ply with the Edwards Aquifer Act that requires the agency to regulate aquifer pumping The filing fee for each permit is If someone has not metered their well you can submit an affidavit of the amount you used along with the other evidence EAA representatives are avail able to explain the permit process and requirements to anyone Call for an appointment at 800 2921047 Applications can picked up in the following Comal County locations HeraldZeitung office 707 Landa 6259144 Comal County Courthouse 150 N Seguin 6205501 for holiday schedule The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung is distributing its Dec 31 and Jan 1 editions ahead of schedule to allow employees to enjoy the New Years holi day Tuesdays paper is a morning edtion and should be delivered by Wednesdays paper should be distributed by Tuesday The HeraldZeitung is clos ing its pffice at noon Tuesday and it will remain closed until Thursday morning when regular hours will resume American Cancer Society services The American Cancer Society provides services in Comai County For presentations to civic pro fessional or social groups or organizations call Bob Peter son chairman of patient ser vices at 6253252 1 SmHtison Volloy comes up bloOgolltSt Dripping Springs See Page 1B hightech with access to the Internet See Page 12A New Braunfels 1DAY 48 pages in three sections Sunday December Serving the Comal County area for more than 144 years Home of Arlon and Myrtle Bartels Vol 145 No 33 City seeks extension for airport negotiations By ABE LEVY Staff Writer City officials have asked state inves tigators for an extension of at least 60 days to negotiate with tenants at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport where a chain of leases have been found in violation of Federal Aviation Administration rules The Texas Department of Trans portation Aviation Division completed an investigation this fall into the citys airport leases that concludes that Baylis E Harriss Jr president of Brauntex Aviation has an improper contract that grants him exclusive rights to sell fuel and avionics equipment at the airport The exclusive rights are in violation of the citys indenture with the federal government who sold the airport to the city in 1969 with the stipulation that it not grant exclusive rights for goods and services to one person TxDOT officials gave the city until Dec 20 to notify them of what mea sures it has taken to remedy the situa tion or turn over ownership of the 900 acre airport and reimburse an FAA grant of The money has been spent already on various capital improvements including an overlay of the airports three runways TxDOT in previous statements has indicated it is pleased with the citys efforts so far and does not anticipate retracting the airport land or grant On Dec 16 TxDOT notified the city that it does not expect it to settle the matter but wants to know the citys course of action by Dec 20 The city said they are trying to reach a resolution with Harriss and the other parties and need more time to schedule mediation I feel optimistic about it because I think were going to reach an amicable City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom said Were trying really The city in a letter dated Dec 20 notified TxDOT investigator Jim Cum Turn to Airport Page 3A HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The Texas Department of Transportation has concluded that New Braunfels is in violation of its indenture with the federal government concerning the granting of exclusive rights at the airport So long good luck 4 v HeraldZeltungphoto by MICHAEL DARNALL f vr rHeraldZeltunq Photo by MICHAEL D Alter 14 yew In New BrminWa NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry Is leaving his post to take a Job with the KeYer Independent School District In thfffort Worm fcjiliadv to face new challenges ByDENISEDZlUK Staff Writer Midnight on Tuesday will mark more than just the end of it will mark the end of the Administration of New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Bradber t jarapperry uiaicMw tive Jaa I he would be the new superintendent of the Keller independent School Pistiict io the Fott Worth I Bradberry topjc the position pf NBISD super in Since that time Bradberry said O l ly triple Bradberry who was named the superin tendent of the year in 1988 said during his term as superintendent the district has earned recogni tion and reached achievements heis proud of including the hiring of top notch personnel Youre goal should be every tune someone leaves to replace them with someon whos better think thats something weve really held to said Bradberry Quality people make a differ ence in a place Thats the only thing that does make a Superintendents stay with a school district for an average of slightly more than three years Brad berry has been wiu the district for 14 years He to New Braunfels when his daugh ter was in the seventh grads and promised they would not move again until she graduated After that he said it was just too hard to leave and he always found a reason for it to be bad The bottom line is I just felt like I had too much commitment to the people said Brad berry The closest friends I have in this world are in this city and this school Its been a rare situation for a Bradberry said the situation changed and there were several reasons for him to take the KISD position He said Keller is a diamond in the rough and he welcomed the challenges it posed He said he also needed to be at a district where he felt valued He said Keller offered that at a time when NBISD no longer did Turn to Challenges Page 3A The dry land approach NBU will consider paying farmers to not irrigate crops By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees willconsider Monday whether to participate in a oneyear pilot program to pay farmers not to irrigate from the Edwards Aquifer in an effort to conserve water supplies during times of drought The program developed by the 15 member Edwards Aquifer Authority is called the irrigation suspension pro gram and would be paid for by large water suppliers like NBU and San Antonio Water System The benefit for NBU would be increased aquifer through Comal Springs while other water suppliers would benefit from special pumping limits In Stage IV of the EAAs drought management plan participants would be able to withdraw times its aver age winter use while nonparticipants would be limited to Organizers of the pilot program must garner at least acres of farmland from owners who then must commit to dryland farming for the next year Half of the water that is normally used by irrigation farmers would stay in the aquifer and the rest would go toward increased pumping limits If the program does not attract the minimum acreage the EAA board of directors would determine the pump ing limits for Stage IV between and times the winter average If the program is successful EAA board members have said they would consider continuing it on a regular basis SAWS and GuadalupeBlanco Riv er Authority have indicated they arc Turn to NBU Page 3A Three file for Canyon Lake water supply board By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Three people have thrown their hats in the ring to run for two seats on the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation Board of Directors Bruce Hurley William K Holmes and Thomas M Hanson are running for the board seats Water supply cor poration members had until Dec 20 to file for election to the board of direc tors The board election will be held dur ing the water supply corporations annual membership meeting Feb 22 at 11 at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club Candace Hoskins corporation administrative secretary said the ballot will contain a line for writein candi dates and other board candidates can be nominated from the floor Hoskins said she will start mailing out the short biographies of all three declared candidates to customers Tues day Proxy ballots will be mailed out starting Jan 26 or 27 and must be returned by mid February The top two vote getters at the gen eral meeting in February will be elect ed to the board of directors The two open seats on the board are being vacated by president Col Lee Roper and secretary Jim Alexander both of whom decided not to run again Each board member has a three year term Hurley 69 said he wants the CLWSC ratepayers to have a voice on the board I think the ratepayers and customers need to have solid input on the existing Hurley said The current board of directors seems to be doing things without regard to existing ratepayers Early in their history they past a bylaw change which gave the board of direc tors the right to change the bylaws of the corporation without any input from existing ratepayers with simply a majority of the Before he retired Hurley served Turn to Board Page 2A Visit to The Wall fitting honor to those who served in Viet Nam See Opinion 4A   

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