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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                RSDAY Girls basketball playoff races winding down See Page 10 50 CENTS Her a IdZ 14 pages in one section Thursday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of KMI Cwpwttor Vol 145 No 51 lAside Market h MfttMuy WIWMS wow The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Michelle Cardenas David Dougherty Ken Carpenter Joyce Kacfcrtl Mike Callia Jforen Morris Brent Hokomb Mario Gutierrez Kenneth Piper Richard Wilson Randy Adams Rubin Pdon Moh UnezJSInta Soils Erica Schmidt Steven Heynb Ster ling De Morten 4 years old Happy anniversary wishes go to Jake and Natalia Hartman 9 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 PoNii Count Mold unavailable Mountain Cedar unavailable Ptifcen immured fn per cubic meter of Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 206 cubic feet per sec ond same as Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well above sea level same Canyon Dam discharge 177 da Canyon Lake Inflow cfs Canyon Lake feet above sea level Above conservation NBU reports pumping 1 million gallons of surface water Wednesday and mlton gallons of well water were used IWIMMTO Mf TexasTombrrow Fund Tfie program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education at a current fixed cost The current enrollment period ends reb 18 1997 For rtTOriB information or an appli cation contact the Texas Tomor row Fund at 800 445GRAD or Rep Edmund Kuem peis office at 512 4630602 Girl Scout CooklM on through Fobb 14 Its Girl Scout Cookie time The sale will run through Feb 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 Holp with tax returns for lonlor cttixons volunteers will pro vide tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and others on a fjrst come basis beginning Feb 1 This Is a free service Please bring supporting paperwork W2 and 1099s and last years tax return Times and sites are 10 to Wednesdays and Satur days at the pittllnger Memorial Library 1 to 5 Tuesdays and and 9 to 1 Saturdays at the Senior Center and 1 to 4 Wednesdays and 9 noon Saturdays at the Canyon Lake Action Center support Life After Lose is a group support program of the American Cancer Society designed to help bereaved people better understand the grief process their emotions ind ripw to pope Hospice Braunfels is pleased to r tWa speplaJ support group mecnWrt who are living with The two lour sessions will meet from 2 to 4 ry Wednesday for live week from Wednesday Pefe le no Charge Please call 6257500 Delays at school may cost firm big bucks NBISD considers damages against main contractor By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer A construction company renovating a school in the New Braunfcls Inde pendent School District may have to reimburse the district for missing the targeted completion date Miller was contracted by the district to renovate Lone Star Primary The project was to be completed by Sept with assessed for liquidated damages for each addition al consecutive calendar day The build ing was substantially completed Dec 5 Even today everything is not com said internal auditor ROsanne Kecton There arc still punch list items to Lone Star principal Merry White said the delays and problems with leaks ruined supplies books and a piano She said they also created an inconvc Other NBISD action nicncc for teachers We spent many long and late nights up there mopping and cleaning up teachers said White It was a very discouraging first In a recommendation to the board Tuesday the administration asked for a total of in damages for the late completion date Rick Miller said he dealt fairly and honestly with the district He said there were problems with supplies and sub contractors and the project actually cost him money I feel like 1 operated and worked in good faith with the school said Miller I feel like I dont deserve to be punished any more by assessing the liquidation Construction coordinator Jim Mac Donald said the project did not go exactly as the construction company was predicting He said at one point it looked like the subcontractor lost inter est and had fewer workers on the pro ject at the end My personal opinion is that it was No pole necessary for this fishing trip Leftover Troutfest fish to be sold to public By ABE LKVY Staff Writer This past Sunday evening the fish not seized by Troutfest participants during the 10day event probably breathed sighs of relief as they nes tled on the floor of the Springfed Pool Shipped torn fisheries as far away as Missouri their vacation will be shortlived as park officials plan to sell the remaining schools of channel catfish and rainbow trout at 5 Friday at the Pool Park officials will begin the draining process this afternoon by closing the valve at the north end of the pool where Landa Lake water flows into the milliongallon pool The water will then empty into a small tributary in the south end of the pool leaving flopping fish struggling to make their way into the remaining puddles where nets are used to capture them for the sate The reason for the surplus of fish after this years event was the winter gold front of the past two weeks that sent temperatures into the lower 20s and windchill factors into the sub zero range The few anglers who braved the cold weather breathed steam as they Turn to 2 HeraldZellung photo by Michael Darnall Qnt of tha Wtovar trout from Troutfaat 97 awlma through water Wadnaaday at tha Uanda Park Pool plan to aall lartow flan to tht public Friday CISO students decathlon win makes us all proud Page 4 not handled said MacDonald It should have been handled Board vice president Carlos Campos lold Miller he was not happy with the delayed completion and agreed with the interim superintendent that the district is not responsible for the subcontractors Whether this project is profitable for you or not is not any concern of mine or this said Campos The board voted to postpone acting on the item until February when Lonnie Curtis assistant superintendent of finance could be present to offer his opinion on the project GBRA joins in EAA plan Board pledges to aquifer irrigation suspension program By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The GuadalupcBlanco River Authority committed Wednesday to upend in support of the Edwards Aquifer Authority litigation Suspension Program GBRA General Manager Bill West said the action by the river authoritys board of directors shows that it wants the program to work and succeed We feel it is very important for the whole region to support this West said It represents the first step for all people in the region to show support for the The Irrigation Suspension Program is a firstyear pilot program which is designed to conserve water in Aquifer during possible drought con ditions The program pays farmers not to irrigate a certain number of acres with aquifer water for a year As a result half the aquifer water used to irrigate a farmers crops would stay in the aquifer while the other half would be used by other aquifer users The aquifer users are paying for the program The BAA needs farmers to pledge at least acres of land for the pro gram to work We think in the long term that the program should be supported by and administered by the BAA in coopera tion with the Natural Resources Con servation Service and the lish and Wildlife West said The National Resources Conserva tion Service was formerly the Soil and Conservation Service West said he is trying to convince downstream iuailalupe River water users to throw their support behind the project The city of Victoria subject to council action I understand will com mit he said We are soliciting and trying to gel others to participate such as the chemical industries DuPnnt Union Carbide and All three chemical industries are located in the Victoria area They are unfamiliar with the pro West said We live eat and sleep the Hdwards situation Bringing them the importance of the situation takes The KAA said acres of land have been offered by 123 farmers for about million The liAA has nar rowed the list to 40 fanners and acres of land   

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