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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 4, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Cougars Unicorns in action tonight See Page 6 Braunfels 50 CENTS HeraldZ 2627 El 10 pages in one Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 Home of Jessica YANDELL TX 7990 Vol 145 No 59 Tuesday February Inside Market Slammtisch Birthday from NoraMZoftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to RHa McCoubrey Kendra Dossey Mike NoWe April Rhdnlaender Linda Pate Jessica Bridges 13 years Christy Hading 5 years Happy anniversary wishes go to Jim and Dorothy Rheinlaen der To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Potton Count Mountain Pollen measured In parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Rlvtr Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond up 3 from Monday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 05 Canyon Dam discharge 203 cfs Canyon Lake Inflow cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation ItowBrauntateUtllKiM NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Monday and mil lion gallons of well water were used Dear Abby returns to HoraMZoltung One of Americas favorite advice columns Is returning to the New Brauhfels Herald Zeitung to offer help to the bsffijomuanitlponfuseqjn New Beginning today the Herald Zeitung Will again publish Dear Abby a nationally syndicated column in its paper Dear Abby which answers readers ques tions onfa variety of topics will be a dajiy part of the paper and Fdr todays installment of Dear Abby turn to page 3 Spurs welcome New Braunffols fans The San Antonio Spurs will play host to New Braunfels res idents Feb 15 when they battle the Atlanta Hawks during New Braunfels Spurs Nile Tickets are now available at Vivroux Sporting Goods Prices range from to Proceeds from this years out ing will benefit the New Braun fels Jr League Basketball pro gram Help with tax returns for senior citizens volunteers will pro vide tax preparation assistance to senior citizens and others on a first corrie basis This is a free service Please bring supporting paperwork W2 and 1099s and last years tax return Times and sites are 10 to 2 Wednesdays and Sat urdays at the Dittlinger Memori al Library 1 to 5 Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 to 1 Saturdays at the Senior Center and 1 to 4 Wednes days and 9 to noon Satur days at the Canyon Lake Action Center Texas Tomorrow Fund program The Comptrollers Office is offering brochures and applica tions for the Texas Tomorrow Fund The program allows Texas families to provide for their chil drens future college education it current fixed cur rent wpllrnent period ends Feb 18 For more Information or an application contact the Texas Tomorrow Fund at 800 445 GRAQ or Rep Edmund Kuempels office at 512 463 0602 City mulls plan to charge for bandstand use By ABE LEVY Staff Writer A landmark of the city of New Braunfels for more than 90 years the Main Plaza Bandstand has facilicated such community events as Wassailfest and county parades In an effort to enact a consistent pol icy for use of the bandstand city offi cials are reviewing a proposal in which it would charge fees to individuals and groups interested in using the facility Currently organizers of major events request permission from the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Depart ment and the City Council to use the bandstand Otherwise smaller events are allowed on a firstcome firstserved basis The proposal was approved by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Board and is under review by the Downtown Association and city offi cials City officials said they hope to have a plan in place by summer but have not given a deadline for when the coun cil would be ready to consider the pro posal The plan would charge individuals from New Braunfels per hour and nonprofit groups per hour Individuals and nonprofit groups not from the city would be charged per hour Each use also would require a deposit with the city reserving the right to use it for any cleanup costs after the The KKK rally sud denly brought it home to us We had a problem It made us say Yeah weve thought about it for a long time but we probably ought to do something about it now City Manager Mike Shands event The proposal gives the parks depart ment the discretion to approve reser vation requests and stipulates that sonic requests would require approval by the city manager and city council Still the requests for reservations are to be considered on a firstcome firstserved basis the proposal indi cates The power to approve or deny requests is critical city officials said and came to the forefront when the Ku Klux Klan staged a rally in lust June at the courthouse steps At that time city officials said they were able to negotiate with the Klan organizers about the rally but would have prefcred to have a plan in place The KKK rally suddenly brought it home to City Manager Mike Shands said We had a problem It made us say Yeah weve thought about it for a long time but we probably HeraWZeKung photo by Michael Da nflBwfMsh Crossing lease photo by Michael Darnaii to Uw Riytr nwr Spfchti CrowMng Htm Mow of MXIM tartp with hit own T with the cur called a landing because thats thj intent of this site hu Crofsijig is iswwb fe The commissioners said the lease ahpuld help owrief of the property had r r their ought to do something about it The proposal is written to allow the council and the community it repre sents the ability to determine the band stands use Shands said The Ices for local users however are being debuted by some city officials City council members agree that a policy is needed but some are con cerned that the Ices for nonprofit orga nizations be kept to a minimum Councilwoman Hrcnda Freeman of District 3 said she would like to assess a flat fee with possibly a small pcrhour surcharge to nonprofit groups alter reviewing what the citys total costs would be for use of the bandstand I would hate to sec nonprofits think that were using the facility for profit Freeman said WORD seeks business concerns Water athority wants input on how drought conditions affect commercial ventures By DAVID DEKUNDER Stall Writer CANYON LAKE tf you have concerns about last years drought or the GuadalupcUlanco River Author itys plans for Canyon Lake the Comal County Water Oriented Recre ation District wants to hear from you WORD Manager Jim Imnan said he wants to meet with Guadalupe Riv er and Canyon Lake businesses to dis cuss the importance of water to their livelihoods The meeting will be held at Feb 11 at the Ciruene Mansion Inn We want to find out what the real effects of the drought were on busi Inniiin said What we arc heading for is a meeting with GBRA and the Army Corps of Engi neers to discuss deviation of the dam operation plan to keep up with the river conditions we had in the summer of 1995 We want to hear from people at the marinas and the yacht clubs on how varying lake levels affect their Imnan said In 1995 GBKA was able to release as much as cubic feet per second of wilcr from Canyon Dam into the Guadalupe River Last summers drought reduced the How to as low as 25 cfs Inman said lie wants the meeting to be held so that WORD can represent a unified Iron for businesses at its meet ing with GURA in March Inman said he will send some SO letters to businesses the Canyon Lake and the New Hiauiilels chambers of commerce and governmental officials inviting them to attend the meeting Debbie Van Scyoc coowner of the Canyon Lake Campground said she hopes the meeting will produce some tiling fruitful for the lake and river businesses We want to know what ideas the WORD Governmental Affairs Com mittee is going to be presenting to the business owners and the Corps of Van Scyoc said We want to know how information will be put out on the water How and also how they plan to handle a problem with the press when bad information gets out This is the first lime we have been invited to something like this and we want to see what they 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