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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Rangers Unicorns on tap for tonight See Page 6 50 CENTS 10 pages in one section Tuesday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more I N009 MICROPUBLISHlNb E YAMDELL EL PASO TX 79903 Vol 145 No 49 Inside Market BMiMtay wishes from Hub New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Kenneth Brinkkoeter Alisa Mutton Johnny Kolacek Sharon Zillmann DE Baldwin Lemmle Tiller Roberta New man Kelly Morgan Steve Nor rfa Rick Martinez Chris Her rera Carlos Martinez Anna Sandoval Penny Compton Rickey Selbeit 40 years Scott Myrtle None Weyel David Gene Supulver 16 years Ashley Knimrey 14 years old belated Jan Happy anniversary wishes go to Crystal and Richard Dafley II 5 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call6259144 Pollwt Count MoM Mountain Cedar112 Paton manured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Rhrwr Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down four from Thursday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon feet above sea level same Canyon Dam discharge ds Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation NcwBraunfetoUUIKlM NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Thursday and mil lion gallons of well water were used Tomorrow s Office is offer Ing brobhures and applications for the Texas Tomorrow Fund The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education at a fixed cost the current enrollment period ends Feb For more information or an appli cation contact the Texas Tomor row Fund at 800 445GRAD or Rep Edmund Kuem pels office at 512 4630602 Lastchanco for Tho Diviners The awardwinning New Braunfels High School drama students present The Diviners at 7 tonight at the NBHS Cafetorium The human drama combines poigrfant and humorous moments to take the audience oo an emotional journey Admis sion is Girl Scout Cookies Its Scout Cookie time The sale Will run through Feb 14 Girls will be selling the ever popular thin mints and seven other varieties at several local businesses and door to door Proceeds support local Girl Scouts For Information call Karen McDonald at 6259548 or Tanya Caldwell at 6291901 c Republican Women i I T mji i m The New Braunfels Republi can Women Annual Member ship Luncheon will be Thursday at Wesley Hall at First United Methodist Church 572 W San Antonio St Secretary of State Antonio Garzawill be the guest speaker Federation of Republi Qan Women President Dianne Thompsonwill install the newly ejected officers Hospitality hour starts at and the covered dish lunch will begin at nogn Members are asked to bring a of their CISD schools dominate academic decathlon By DEMISE DZ1UK Staff Writer two high schools in the Coma Independent School District dominat ed the mediumsize category at the Regional V academic decathlon and at least one of the school earned a trip to the state competition The academic decathlon includes an interview an essay two speeches and comprehensive exams in economics fine arts English and literature math science and social studies The students are challenged in each area using six tests for academic strength three demonstrations of communication skills and a Super Each decathlon team consists of nine members and scores are given to the team as a whole as well as individual members Academic decathlon is probably the most elite academic contest in the said Smithson Valley High School coach Larry Hooker All nine of them compete in all 10 We work a lot and the kids study a lot On Saturday the Smithson Valley team competed against seven other high schools including Canyon High School Hooker said the SVHS team took first place at the contest earning 34 individual medals and 18 team medals and CHS won second place Comal ISO swept the first and sec ond place said Hooker Its fantastic We did really Hooker said both schools have com peted in the academic decathlon for nine years and both have won state championships Hooker said both may have an opportunity again this year Hooker said the regional champi Acactomic decathlon is probably the most elite contest in the nation All nine of them compete In all 10 We work a lot and the kids study a Larry Hooker SVHS coach onship distinction earned SVHS team a spot in the state academic decathlon being held next month in San Antonio Hooker said high scoring teams also get to advance and the Canyon team may be among them If their score is high enough they will get to go said Hooker Canyon probably will go I dont see why they wouldnt because their score was pretty The state competition will be held Feb 2123 at Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz Pipeline cost estimated at million CLWSC GBRA offer different plans for water transmission line By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer CANYON LAKE The prelimi nary costs are in on a proposed water transmission line which will provide westerriCohlal County with Canyon Lake surface water We project it will cost mil Canyon Lake Water Supply Cor poration General Manager Dale Yatcs said Both the water supply corporation and the QuadalupeBlanco River Authority have separate plans to build their own 15mile water transmission line which would originate on the south side of Canyon Lake Each entity would build an 8million gallonperday surface water treatment plant at Canyon Lake Both GBRA and CLWSC estimate it will cost per gallons to provide the water David Welsch GBRA director of project development said his figures for the cost of the pipeline are about the same as Yates We have estimates in that range of million and Welsch said We have four or five scenarios pipeline routes and we are going longer GBRA is doing a report on the pro posed pipeline and coming up with projected costs on how much each water supplier would have to pay to have the water provided to them On Tuesday GBRA officials met with potential water suppliers in the western Comal County area includ ing CLWSC to come up with prelim inary figures on the project and to get the responses from the water suppliers themselves We each have com mon goals to simply provide treated water to those who need Welsch GBRA director Welsch said he hoped to come up with specific costs for the project by next week GBRAs proposed pipeline would run from the lake to Bulvcrde and end in the city of Fair Oaks Tlien it would go soulh into iipruiern Bexar County either along High way 281 or Blanco Road The Bexar Metro Water District and the San Antonio Water System have expressed interest in taking part in the GBRA project The pipeline being proposed by CLWSC would travel a different route going as far north as the Riverwood subdivision and as far south as the intersection of FM 1863 and Highway 281 It would connect the Oak Village North subdivision to the cast on FM 1863 and go to the west to Fair Oaks Ranch Yates said in tlic long term the water supply corporation is looking to con nect the north side of the lake to the proposed pipeline The north side pipeline would go along FM 306 and come out at the intersection of FM 306 and Highway 281 Yates said the cost of the water sup ply corporations proposed pipeline will be revealed at a public hearing tonight at 7 at the Guadalupe Val ley Telephone Cooperative on FM 3159 near Smithson Valley High School Yates said all cost projections are preliminary and that the CLWSC board of directors still needs to review the proposed pipeline plan CLWSC is almost done with its own Turn to Cost Page 2 visitor center should be up and running by summer By ABE LEVY Staff Writer After about a twoyew wafy the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce is planning to operate a second visitor center by the beginning of summer in an effort to attract elere along Interstate 35 The new center will be located in a former model house at the comer of Post Road and 135 in northeast New Braunfels Chamber officials said they still plan to operate heir existing center next to the Civic Center on Seguin Avenue The house which is on the south bound side of the highway is located on about two acres of land and includes a large advertising sign that is clearly visible from the highway Chamber offi cials said they hope the new facility will attract the estimated vehicles that travel on 135 through New Braunfels each If we can stop that werent going to stop before and get a percentage of them to experience New Braunfels that will be a large benefit to the Chamber President Michael Meek said New Braunfels is tailormade for a visitor center with a highway going through Illrhiml w The center will cost an estimated including for remod eling and new furniture which will not funded with any of the citys hotel occupancy tax money Meek said The rest of the expenses which include hiring an additional sec retary and manager utility services insurance and custodial services will be funded by the hotel tax revenue Rent will begin on a sliding scale that will eventually reach about per month in the latter end of the five year lease Meek said adding that the lease includes two twoyear options Chamber officials went to the City Council in April 1995 asking for mon ey to build a highway visitor center Turn to Canter Page 2 HeraldZeilung photo by Michael Darnall Its not much to look at now but soon this building on Interstate 35 will be the site of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce visitor center Kudos to the New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Club Page 4
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