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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Boys basketball on lap for tonight See Page 6 50 CENTS NewBraunfels HeraldZ pages In one section Friday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Homo of lUrttiy Vol 145 No 52 Inside Market ttw HmldMtimg The New llraunfvls Herald Zeliung extends birthday wishes to Janke Gaudy Genevksvc Nome Ron Som mer Cindy Wllklns Bill Morklm Harry Montague Lucy Meek Teresa Dettwyter Ky Slone 6 MaHha Walker Satur Theresa Wesley Satur Tom Cook Martin Dettwyter Jessica Lockey 7 years old Sat Larry Lehr Kathy MOM 50 years old Brenda M Brat Trcjo Satur Lyndl Moon Ernest Schraub Terry Burto Joe VII larreal Happy anniversary wishcN go to Dorothy and Bob Taylor 34 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Polton Count MoW836 Mountain Coder 1 060 Pollen moasorod In parta par cubic motor of air Information provided by Dr Frank Rlvtr Information Comal River 21 1 cubic per sec ond up three torn Thursday Edwards Panther Canyon Well above sea level fame fbove conservation N8U pumping million yUr Wednesday and mion galkxis of well water wore used Gala slated f or Saturtay night New Braunfels Jaycees Gala Celebration will be from 9 to1 Saturday at the Corfial Qoiinty Fairgrounds Music will be provided by the Texas Knights with a cover charge Come learn how you can make a difference In the community For more informa tion call 6064747 Ttxas Tomorrow Fund program The 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 current enrollment period ends Feb 18 1997 For more information or an appli cation contact the Texas Tomor row Fund at 800 445QRAD or Rep Edmund Kuem pels office at 51 2 4630602 CHS to hoW Spaghetti Mrinar Auction The Canyon High School Spaghetti pinner and Auction scheduled for Jan 14 has been rescheduled for tonight CHS cheerleaders are spon soring this event to earn funds for their trip to the national chearleadlng championship with tha ArlstocaU tonight All participants are Invited to perform with the Canyon High School Arlstocats during half time of the Canyon Cougar bae Ketball game tonight Call WowmaQK ai 6080353 or Denlee Holder at 6265263 ven to all dur to child Awarde will be entfi Fgnde r clinic will be in 8anwj Fe Proposed bill to overhaul water code By DAVID DCKUNDEn Staff Writer Local officials are hoping a bill intro duced Wednesday in the slate Senate to overhaul the states water code will do the job in addressing waterrelated con cerns within the Edwards Aquifer region Buster Brown RLake Jack son is sponsor of Senate Bill I which would change the states water law for the finrt time in 40 years if it is passed The bill addresses six concerns relat ing to Texas water policy drought response management water manage ment marketing and transfers sur face water and ground water supplies financial assistance to local govern ments small communities assistance and water data collection and dissem ination Brown chairman of the Senate Nnt ural Resources Committee said he filed the bill because a review of the states water needs has long been over due We havent had a serious look at our water problems since 1985 and that is 12 years Brown said We just experienced a serious drought this summer which cost the agriculture industry billion and cost the Texas economy billion The Texas Water Development Board did a study which showed by the year 2010 our urban water needs will be 15 percent short if we continue the current practices and that amounts to billion a year in the economic loss to the Drought management plans and the creation of ground water districts would be decided on the local level Drown said It docs establish a mechanism for the creation of ground water districts on a local basis which could if they chose to put limits on pumpagc especially during emergency situa Brown said Senate Bill 1 attempts to establish a system in which regional and local drought plans would be put under one state framework Funding incen tives and assistance from the state would be included Browns bill was drawn up from ti state water plan drafted by the Texas Water Development Board the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department The bill would cost between to million to cover the additional employees in each of the three agen cies who would review reports and assist the entities in planning and helping coordinate regional planning in those areas Edwards Aquifer Authority repre sentative Doug Miller said he hopes Senate Bill 1 will support what the RAA plans to do I am hoping the bill in some form or fashion will support our efforts to manage our resources through well permitting critical period manage ment and long range Miller said The legislation provides interim funding for the HAA to continue which Miller said he is glad to sec I understand it addresses water from the aspect of local he Pea soup r HoraldZoliung photo by Mlohool Durnnll along forced to alow down In the thick tog Thursday morning Fog waa predicted again for Friday morning Jjay By pAVID DEKUNDER gala The New Braunfels Jaycees will usher in a new year of fellowship and community involvement with their annual gala on Saturday night at the Comal County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall The gala will begin with a social hour from 8 to 9 A dance will be held from 9 to I The band Texas Knights will provide the music and entertainment Door prizes will be given away The charge is per person The New Braunfels Jaycees recog nized Jayccc Week on Jon 1217 The focus Week was to bring awareness to what the Jaycees do for the community The New Braunfcls Jaycees have been in existence since the 1930s The Jaycees are members of the New Braunfels Junior Chamber of Com merce and are between the ages of 21 and 39 Jaycec President Charles Molz V said the organization gets many young people involved in the community They are a leadership development Motz said Through involvement in the community mem bers gain valuable tools or life skills through business relationships public speaking and managerial The Jaycees are involved in numer ous projects and give to several chari table organizations in the community In April the Jaycees plan to sponsor Film Fcsl at the Walnut 6 Theater The whole theater will be set up lo allow children to see childrens movies Film Fest is made possible by busi nesses and individuals who buy the tickets for the children who cant afford to buy their own movie tickets The businesses and individuals then give the tickets lo the Jaycees who in turn give the tickets to the Womens Center schools and daycarcs A Magic Show is another big Jayccc event which was held two months ago We had two shows for 400 kids at the Civic said We raised for the Senior Center by soliciting businesses in the communi Businesses and individuals also bought tickets for children lo attend the Magic Show The Jaycees have been instrumental in setting up an endowment scholarship at Southwest Texas Slate University for any Comal County graduating high school senior The scholarship is now up lo said community involvement is very important to the Jaycees Our creed is Service to humanity is the best work of Molz said Garza to make voting reform a priority By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Texas Secretary of State Antonio told the New Braunfels Repub lican Women Thursday that electoral reform during this years slate leg islative session will be one of his top priorities He spoke to the group at meet ing Thursday afternoon at First Unit ed Methodist Church Oarza 37 said through these reforms he hopes to make the voting process and more efficient for The Secretary of Slates Office helps with the admin istration of elections in the state There ore it couple of things I wimt to najd after his speech 1 dont think names should be released on local mail ballots until after the curly voting Qnrza said by not releasing the names and addresses of these voters they will not be bothered by cam paign workers before they vote Ourzu is supporting legislation which would make it a requirement for people who have a drivers license to put their license number on their voter registration card when they reg ister By requiring drivers license num bers on registration cards it wilimakf the system more efficient It was very embarrassing to have people registered twice in Qaria said referring to the lait election This will keep our rolls The secretary of state favors un idea which would raise the eligibility ago of people who can receive a mail in ballot from 65 to 70 Garza said he supported this change because most people in their 60s arc still mobile One would continue to be eligible at any age if they are said During his speech said Republicans on the national and state level will address the most people are concerned about We must govern not out of a sense of arrogance but from a sense of he suid Garza stressed local control per sonal responsibility juvenile justice and welfare reform as issues Repub have tackled and been suc cessful in addressing on the state lev el said every should be involved in their government We need to he responsible for everyone being in the said Since the 1997 legislative session is under way Cjarza said reform of the stales properly lax system will be the big issue said he believes iov Mush will be able to get a properly lax cut for properly owners in one form or another It is very important to local gov ernments Garza said The stale should be the primary funder of schools There is only uo fur you can go before you have u lax said Senator Brown and Ll Gov Bob Bullock wont lo get control down to the lowest local level so that you dont have a slate entity telling people in East Texas and West Texas which have different needs what lo GimdalupeBlanco River Authority General Manager Bill West said he believes Senate Bill I is the start of something new in terms of Texas water management I think it is an excellent West said I think there will be enhance ments suggested during the hearing process in the legislature specifically regarding the financing of water infra structure It is identified I think it needs to be specific and Indoor pool mulled By DAVID WINDER Sports Editor It looks like Comal County may be finally pooling together Thirty years aller MM Hud Dall man made a recommendation to have an indoorswimming pool built in the area the wheels were set in motion Thursday to see if it is a feasible idea County Judge Carter Castecl asked Parks Manager of Comal County Tom Ilornseth to check into the mat ter at Commissioners Court Thurs day morning Weve got two parks opening up maybe we could use one of Castcel said Also were looking for more land to build a park Or maybe we ask the city for coopera I lonisclh said asking the city would be his first order of business It appears that enclosing Park pool would be a possible solu tion but that would involve the city of New I lornseth said Im going to make some contacts with the city to see if thai could be accom New Mraunfels Cily Man ager Mike Shandssaid Dallrnan who started the New BraunfelH Aquatic Club 35 years ago and still teaches swimming today said an indoor pool would be u wel come addition to the county Swimming is not a seasonal Dallman said It is a year round sport Baseball is in the sum mer basketball the winter and Ihotball is in the fall Swimming is not like that We have swim teams at Canyon New liraunfels and Sinilhson Valley high schools and those kids have to go to San Marcos to train They go over there every day Just from that standpoint getting a covered pool would be worth it Here we nil with youth and high school swim teams and no facility for Dallman said an indoor pool would also put more moucy into the areas economy It would be a great tourist attrac tion for our Dallman said When we stage meets in the summer we till up New Mraunfels and people spill out to Seguin and San Casleel said ii is just a question of the county not using all of its natural resources I heard Mud talking about how he hud been hired to be u consultant by some surrounding Casleel said I thought weve got the teacher right Why dont we have it in our community Ualliiian said he is excited about the idea of finally getting an indoor pool in the area Ive been praying for it long Dallman said If Carter is bucking this it is u quantum step in the right Visitors center on interstate 35 makes sense Page 4   

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