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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Cougars scalp Apaches See Page 8 50 CENTS r A i L iik Herald 12 pages In one section Thursday January Swvjng Comat County and fiurrcundbig areas lor more lhan 145 years Home of LMml Vol 145 No 16 Inside Market MnlMuy wiwMS ffoni thf HmMMtung The New Braunfelx Herald Zellung extends birthday wishes to Blanche Pope Erin Lorillard 13 years Laurel Patterson 11 yean Tcrri Dfctert Mlchete Taylor 18 years Barbara Wilson Connie Young To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count MOW 539 Mountain Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of Information provided by Or Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down three from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 03 Canyon Dam discharge cf 8 Canyon Lake cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation NcwBrcuntatoUtllMM NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Wednessday and 4306 miton gallons of well water were used Chamber banquet tickets on sale Tickets for the 78th Annual New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Meeting and Banquet set for Jan 24 at the Civic Center remain on sale until Friday The theme for the banquet is Invest Its Your Highlights will include multi ple and award pre sentations Including the Sesaerung Award winner This citizen of the year award Is kept secret until the time of the presentation and is awarded each year to a person who has made a significant contribution to the community The event is usually a sellout tickets early Gall the Chamber office at 6262385 for more Information Texas Tomorrow Fund The Comptrollers Office is offer Ing brochures and applications for the Texas Tomorrow Fund The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education at a current fixed cost The currenf enrollment period ends Feb For more Information or an appli cation contact the Texas Tomor row Fund at 800 or Rep Edmund Kuerh pels office at 512 4630602 National Jaycee Weak under way The New Braunfels Jaycees are celebrating Jaycee Week through Saturday v Make a world of difference right here at home by joining the Jayceea For more information Join us at 6 Jan 25 at the Comal County Fairgrounds music by the Texas Knights or call 606 Is a cover charge Seniors have Battle Danoeontap The Cpmal County Senior Center ia having a Battle Dance frorrl 7to Friday at the Civic Center Music by the Seven Dutchmen and the Little Fishermen Tickets are at the Senior Center In advance or at the door The winner of the Car For All Seasons drawing will be nounced at 11 Raffle tickets for the Gar for All Seasons are each or six for at Red McCombs Universal Motors and ChinasThings For more information call Susan Phillips at 6096030 Applications claim nearly double EAA limit By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Aquifer wellowners are claiming water rights that ore almost two times more than the statemandat ed limit that the Edwards Aquifer Authority is in the process of enforcing agency officials reported Wednesday The EAA set Dec 30 as the deadline for major wellowners to turn in appli cations for permits to pumpfrom the aquifer based on their historical use between June I 1972 and May 31 1993 Never before have permits been requested of well owners who arc forced to comply with state legislation for the first time that places a cap on aquifer withdrawals The agency reports that 978 appli cations were turned in claiming a total of acre feet of aquifer water rights According to the Edwards Aquifer Authority Act of 1993 which created the states first regional aquifer agency all withdrawals must meet a limit of acre feet of water in the first year and acre feet by 2008 The EAA Board of Directors must reduce the declared water rights to comply with the limit during the next few months Household and livestock wells that use less than gallons a day arc exempt from the permit process Farm ers who irrigate their crops are allowed twoacre feet of water per acre The majority of applications came from Medina County with 296 Uvaldc with 291 and Bcxar with 287 However Bcxar County which includes the San Antonio Water Sys tem the largest municipal user of the aquifer had a total of acre Turn to EAA Page 2A PUMPING APPLICATIONS CISD tackles By DENISE DZIUK StaffWriter The Comal Independent School Dis trict is once again forming a committee to help the district determine how to get a handle on the extensive growth in enrollment Superintendent Jerry Major said enrollment in CISD schools is sur passing previous expectations CISD is the eighth fastest growing school dis trict in the state of more than Major said the growth may slow down but enroll ment will still increase steadily Ho said a demographics study was con ducted in the spring of 1993 and cur rent enrollment is two years ahead of those projections We were anticipated to go over students in the year said Major Now we expect to go over next help the district get a handle on the growth Major said a LongRange Facilities Planning Committee is being put together A similar committee was formed in 1993 and 1994 Both com mittees provided information to the Jxard of trustees and administrators The committees recommendations were the basis for bond elections It lets parents and taxpayers have a say no in whats happening in the dis said Major Different people have different perspectives and ideas You can get different ideas from the Major said 120 invitations to join the committee have gone out to par ents taxpayers and former committee members Major said anyone else wanting to serve on the committee is welcome and there is no limit on the committee Well have a lot of people on the committee but some will be able to give more time than said Major We may have a large number but theyll never all be Once the committee is formed Major said it will be given all the infor mation the district currently has regard ing facilities and enrollment He said the committee will discuss a wide range of issues surrounding a long range plan including enrollment growth growth expansion renovations porta bles and bond issues Major said the committee will then be asked to come up with a recommendation for the administration They will take a look at where we want the district to head in the next five or six said Major They should be able to formulate a plan for the district to handle the The committees first meeting will be held at Feb 4 in the Arlon Seay Intermediate School cafe teria Anyone wanting to serve on the 1997 LongRange Facilities Planning Committee should contact CISD pub lic information officer Don Clark at 6258081 or 8857674 ext 203 AIDS activist attending education awareness summit By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A local AIDS activist will attend a conference this weekend on how to educate adolescents about the dangers of HIV and AIDS so they can pass the information on to their peers Robert Konkel tmid the number of i cases is increasing fastest among adolescents fol lowed by women and people of color Konkel said the best way to teach adolescents about the HIV virus is through others their age The children have more of a tendency to listen to each other than they do said Konkel This whole conference is nothing but youth and ways to Konltel said he along with a representative from Ahtonjo urea wjll the Youth HIV Summit today through Sunday in Albuquerque HeraldZeilunfl photo by Michael Darnull Local AIPS actlvlet and patient Robert Konkel readya We epeech or a trip to Albuquerque for a conference about AIDS education training and awareneaa The summit is for southwestern states and Mex ico since a large number of infected people are crossing the border While there Konkel will attend workshops on peer education Were having a summit to learn how to educate said Konkel Ill be taking work shops where I can come back and work with teens about how to be peer educators Im hoping I can bring back some really good information on In March Konkel will attend the Ninth Annual National Update Conference At the conference Konkel said he will speak about prevention methods in rural communities which he said he has seen firsthand He attended the confer ence two years ago but was not a speaker Im one of only a handful of nonprofessional who have invited to speak at the said Konkel I feel very privileged this year to be asked back as a The national conference will be held March 17 through 22 in San Francisco Comal extension agent honored By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Comal Countys extension agent for family and consumer sciences was rec ognized last week as the states top agent in that specialty Pat Rasor went to an awards cere mony at Texas on Jan 7 to receive the Vice Chancellors Award in Excellence for a County Extension Agent in Family and Consumer Sci ences The award is presented through the agricultural program at Texas and honors the top agenl in the various fields including agriculture family and consumer sciences and 441 Rasof said agents apply for the award and one is chosenagent froir throughout the state My district extension director sub mitted my said Rasor 1 didnt even know I hadbecn Rasor said the district director nom inated her and various local individu als wrote letters of recommendations She said she found out her name had been submitted when the district direc tor visited the Comal County office with the notification letter He scared me to said Rasor He walked in and said he had to talk to us about something He sat every body down and then he read the letter notifying me I was very Rasor said she had heard about he Turn to Agent Page 2 HZ names Brigman news editor From staff reports Steve Brigman 42 has been named news editor at the New according to an announce ment Wednesday by Micah managing editor We are very pleased to have Sieve on Boyd said He brings with him a great deal of potential to coin plement our newsroom oper Steve Brigman Britman was transferred from the Paris News owned by Southern Newspapers which also owns the I leraldZeitung Alter a May graduation from East Texas Stale University he went to work for the Sulphur Springs News Telegram as a general assignment reporter lie joined the Im is news in August where his work included spoils reporting and page layout Before embarking on his new career the one he says he always wanted Brigman spent 18plus years as a Turn to Brigman Page 2 Deer overpopulation may be hard to solve Page 4
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