Thursday, January 16, 1997

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung 0 Thursday January Study to look at opening Honey Creek By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer OUADALUPE RIVER STATE PARK A study group will meet Friday at Ouadalupe River State Park to consider whether an environmentally sensitive area should be open to more public activities The Honey Creek State Natural Area study group will meet at I Friday at he Rust House to determine if horseback riding or mountain biking should be allowed in the acre area The sevenmember committee is comprised of park manager Duncan Muckclroy chairman Dcirdrc Hislcr park ranger George Kcglcy Texas Parks and Wildlife regional resources specialist Luke Thompson former Honey Creek manager Richard Solis president for Friends of the Guadalupc Creek and Bob Ryan Incarnate Word University professor The committee was appointed by Regional Director Laird Fowler The committee will make its recommendation to Fowler in a report by Feb 4 The Honey Creek area Is home to endangered species such as the goldencheeked warbler the black capped vireo the Honey Creek Salamander and the threatened Caglcs map turtle Fowler and officials will decide whether to open the state natural area to horseback riding or mountain biking The issue of opening the Honey Creek area to horseback riding or mountain biking has met opposition from the Friends group that has issued a resolution expressing their opposition to the plan The Friends arc afraid the addition of the two activities will harm the environment of the state natural area which is adjacent to the state park Currently Honey Creek is open for guided tours and interpretive activities The study group met once in December and Muckelroy said he expects the group to complete most of its work Friday I think everyones consensus was that they were opposed to mountain biking and equestrian activities at Honey Muckclroy said But I havent asked for a vote on it Muckelroy said he prefers to sec the Honey Creek State Natural Area utilized the way it is now The reality is we dont have the resources to do he said Muckclroy said he would need to have more money and a bigger staff before he could consider allowing more public access activities into the area 1 think the Honey Creek area could be best used for research and educational activities and interpreted guided Muckelroy said equestrian or mountain biking activities would be best put in areas in the state park If we would consider having equestrian or mountain biking or one of the other I think the facilities in the park would be more appropriate because of the definitions of uses in a state park as opposed to a state natural area which is environmentally sensitive such as Honey Creek Muckclroy said One area Muckclroy said should be considered for horseback riding or mountain biking is a 660 acre tract located on the parks northside The tract borders the Guadalupc River arid is located across the park s day use facilities It tract hasnt been used at all since we dont have the staff or the resources to utilize Muckclroy said It is closed to the public and protected from GBRA to consider building treatment plant By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Potential water suppliers for a proposed pipeline which would run from Canyon Lake to western Comal County and northern Bexar County met with GuadalupeBlanco River Authority officials on Tuesday David Welsch GBRA director of project development said seven water participants met with him and GBRA General Manager Bill West to discuss the costs and the dynamics of the proposed water pipeline The whole purpose of the meeting was to develop specific and detailed costs to assist them in making a decision for their water Welsch said On hand for the meeting were representatives from Bulverdc Water Works Water Services of Bulverde Comal Independent School District Fairco Water Company San Antonio Water System San Antonio River Authority and APEX which serves rural areas in Bulverdc Water Services provides water for the Oak Village North subdivision I and FaircoServes the city in Bexar 1 Comal and Kendall Counties GBRA has proposed building an 8 million gallon per day treatment plant in the Canyon Lake area The treatment plant would be connected to a 15mile transmission line which would run from the lake to Bulverdc eventually ending at Fair Oaks Then other connections to the pipeline could be made to bring water into northern Bexar County Preliminary estimates call for the pipeline to provide up to million gallons of water per day to Bexar County area residents The pipeline would transport acre feet per year of Canyon Lake water and serve approximately households each in Bexar and Comal counties Welsch said the meeting was held so that GBRA officials could get feedback from the potential participants in the project The feedback is important so that GBRA can develop specific costs for the project Welsch said We are still refining that he participants seem pleased with the costs and felt that they would be reasonable and beneficial for them Now we are making the refinements based on the input participants Average projected costs for the water would be per gaions Welsch said HDR Engineering an Austin consulting firm gave the water suppliers many alternatives concerning the project The consultants presented them with various alternatives for the routes and plant sizes and costs for delivering the water to points of Welsch said It will help this area not only Fair Oaks Ranch but the rest of the area GBRA Director David Welsch Bob Weiss Fairco general manager said the proposed pipeline would help the customers in his service area It is an alternative water source and we have been looking at alternative water Weiss said It will help this area not only Fair Oaks Ranch but the rest of the Roy Linnartz Comal ISD director of maintenance and operations said the proposed pipeline into western Comal County will help the district have a reliable source of water for its schools in the Branch area I think it will help us in terms of the costs if we keep it in the per gallon Linnartz said It would be pretty reasonable for us since each individual school has to be operated as an individual municipal water system It is very expensive to do The six schools which would be served by the proposed pipeline are Rahe Primary Bulverde Elementary Arlon Seay Intermediate School Bill Brown Elementary Smithson Valley Middle School and Smithson Valley High School Linnartz said GBRAs participation in the pipeline would help the Comal ISD cut its costs on permitting fees for wells maintaining wells licensing a person to chlorinate the water and doing testing on the wells CLWSC General Manager Dale Yates said the costs in the GBRA j TE n Repair HO I c Shimm Special Insured for your Olorlm 1997 TOURS Feb Casino Feb Country Music Yoakum Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price Feb Christ Dog Races Lunch club house Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price March Shopping Bus across 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study The costs arc around the Yates said They were level costs Everybody pays the same We pay the same at the lake like people in Bulverdc do They GBRA had four different scenarios which went from per gallons to per Welsch said he hoped to have more specific costs for the project by the next GBRA board of directors meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday in Scguin Police Beat Comal County Sheriffs Office Monday Report of misappropriation of funds to 31542 Bulverdc Hills Friday Report of theft 3190 Hunter Road New Draunfcls in auto parts and musical equipment New Braunfcls Police Department Wednesday Arrest on charges of public intoxication for alleged marijuana use and warrants for disorderly conduct Robert Young 18 301 Castlcwood Arrest on charge of indecency with a child Jose M Domingucz 18 22675 FM 2252 bond Report of burglary of motor vehicle and criminal mischief involving six automobiles 1064 Highway 46 one vehicle reportedly was missing in speakers and each vehicle reportedly had in damage to windows Report of theft SACNPAC 1102 Business 35 in gasoline Report of theft Sears 167 Interstate 35 air drill Report of criminal mischief 15 Mission Drive alleged damage to plastic mailbox value Report of criminal mischief 97 Mission Drive alleged damage to mailbox value Report of theft New Braunfcls Factory Outlet 651 Business 35 cellular telephone value Report of criminal mischief 100 S Hidalgo vehicle allegedly damaged with graffiti to hood and body parts value Report of forgery WalMart 1209 Interstate 35 alleged forged check for Report of a burglary of motor vehicle parking lot at 642 S Walnut CD player CD and blank checks total value Report of theft Leather Loft 651 Business 35 suite 124 billfold value Report of a burglary of a coin operated machine 220 S Scguin allegedly taken from game machine Arrest on charge of theft Terry Harkins 35 802 N Olive Scguin in merchandise allegedly taken at Kmart 1050 N Interstate 35 bond Man found shot to death near San Marcos 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