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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 12, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Rangers lose to See Page 1 B 50 CENTS New Braunfels 20 pages In two sections Wednesday February 1 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Janet Vol 145 No 65 Inside Stjmmtisch Birthday wtehfts from ttw The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Horace Gross Jim Mosfer Gayta Gonzalez Amber Cox Morgan Haupt Sadie Marie Terrell Seth Andrew Sturm 1 year Janet Mack Archie Culpepper Mary A Garni 22 yean Happy anniversary wishes go to Mary and Jack Chisholm 42 Betty and Clarence Rust 47 Randy and Kay Rust 14 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Switch from 210 to 830 will take PbHen Count MoW458 Mountain Rotten measured ki parts per cubk meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Rlvtr Information Comal cubte feet per sec ond up 35 from Timday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 02 Canyon Dam discharge 137 cfs Canyon Lake inflow cfs Canyon Lake feet above sea level Above conservation NewBraunfMsUtilKlM NBU reports pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and gafcns of weft water were used iraurifels BlrBersfidp Singers will provide singing Valentines today and Thursday for including a longstem rose Singing Valentines on Valen tines Day will be Proceeds will be used to correct hearing defects in infants Call Comal Flowers at 625 7575 to order WofkliHI women meeting scheduled The New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens Club will meet at today at the Holiday Inn The meeting will include din ner and guest speaker Bart representative of the local Habitat for Human ity All working women are invited to call Jeanette Prell at 609 2480 for information or reserva tions Womens Chamber meets Thursday The New Braunfels Womens Chamber will meet from noon to Thursday at Tree tops Riverside Grille Car magnate and philan thropist B J Red McCombs will speak on Mentoring Atrisk Members wear red to honor McCombs and bring a guest Tickets are for members and for guests Come at to Meet RSVP by today to 6060414 Spurs welcome New fans The San Antonio Spurs will play host to New Braunfels res idents Saturday when they bat tle the Atlanta Hawks during New Braunfels Spurs Night Tickets are now available at Vivrpux Sporting Goods Ticket prices range from to Proceeds from this years out ing will benefit the New Braunfels jft league Basketball program By ABE LEVY Staff Writer The 210 area code split is scheduled to begin July 7 Most oFCoWal Coun ty will be assigned 830 as its new area code Public Utility Commission offi cials announced earlier this week The San Antonio metro area will continue to use the 210 area code while a southern region that extends to the Rio Grande Valley will be assigned a 956 area code July 7 also will be the first day of a threemonth grace period that will allow time for adjustment and old area codes will still be accepted On Oct 6 the mandatory dialing period will begin and only a recorded message will be played to remind callers of the new area code Recorded messages will continue for another two months The local calling scope will not be changed by the new area code assignments Most local calls may be made using only seven digits when using the same area code Otherwise a local call made to a location that is switched to a different area code may be completed by dialing 10 digits Local calls can continue to be made without dialing 1 first or incurring a toll charge The new 830 calling area surrounds Probation complex nears completion July the San Antonio metro area and extends west to include about access lines not including wireless numbers that are currently served by all local exchange carriers The new area code includes Ker rville Fredericksburg New Braunfels Seguin Uvalde Floresville Del Rio and Eagle Pass Its time to change the rules Area recreational business leaders offer advice to WORD watfed fronv litmjndsuss MjtoflfW needqodfpr w fcc V V TnWv pggins at its episcopal liA t ggjjson jfjpf Arinw ire pausing v tme4to rople look Easter but really to life by tf ovvncW safd a time to follow Gofrs outlives 2i do oenance ff to the Res 3fiSitweS said Itreminds ua price ncer things he g3 11 fi By DENI8E DZIUK Staff Writer Construction on the countys neW pro bation complex is nearing compietipn and when it is finished WYejal wunty offices wlU Comal County began an facility on Mil Street next to the Christian Science Reading Room in June to house the adult andjuvenile probation depajtrnents Jack Williamson office supervisor for Community Supervision and Cor rections Department said the new offices will provide muchneeded room and the opportunity for expansion He said changes in state laws and the requirement that more individuals be given probation has resulted in a ing need for services and personnel Williamson said he currently has two staff members that do not have an office and muit work in any available space they can find If we have staff that is sick they use their offices or use the courtrooms when theyre not being said Williamson So were kind of on top of each other right Juvenile probation will share the new building and director Carol Robi the extra space will be appre ciated by her office as well We have two officers sharing an office right said Robison Our hallways are lined with boxes so the storage space will be nice The building is slated for substantial completion by Feb 28 and the two probation departments plan to move in March Robison said her department plans to move the week of March 11 and Williamson said he is planning on March 19 Both said the move will take a couple of days and arrange ments will be made to minimize the inconvenience to clients It shouldnt inconvenience anyone too said Robison except for Once the two probation departments move to the new building Krai said the space in the old courthouse will be used to alleviate crowding in other offices Krai said the Justice of the Peace Precinct I and the county clerks offices will expand into the offices freed up by the move We are rubbing elbows and sitting on top of each said County Clerk Joy Streater We dont even have room to work in our offices right Streater said she is expecting to move into the space 30 days to six weeks after the probation departments move Krai said construction of the building is expected to cost approximately The money to pay for the building will come from million in Comal County Texas Tax Antici pation Notes which are similar to cer tificates of obligation By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer HeraldZeltung photo by Michael Darnall The Comal County probation area located In the old county court house has limited room Here Dolores Gonzales Debbie Bandy and Judy Badger work In the cramped of the current probation center Local recreational and area busi nesses directly and indirectly affected by release flows from Canyon Lake agree on one thing The rules must be changed That was the sentiment expressed at a meeting sponsored by the Govern mental Affairs Committee of the Comal County Water Oriented Recre ation District on Tuesday night at the Restaurant at Gniene Mansion Inn In order to keep going we need flexibility in the Ernest Pavlock owner of the Hitching Post Feed Store in Sattler said The only thing they GuadalupeBlanco River Authority take into consideration is flood control The economy has developed around here That hai not been tateri con Approximately 40 people with busi nesses from Canyon Lake New Braunfels and River Road attended the meeting Included in the audience were New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce President Ed Wctzel County Com missioner Jack Dawson and Jerry Brite Canyon Lake manager for the Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds lodges Guadalupe River outfitters and commercial busi nesses were all represented Pavlock said even though his is not a water oriented business sales went down by 10 percent during last years drought because people from Houston and Dallas who vacation at the lake did not come in droves in 1996 Pavlock said GBR A and the Coips of Engineers should find a way to release the water not at a certain level in the lake but when it is needed When we get rain hold it for a lit tle while and then release he said It should be a slow gradual recess and it should be done on the week GBRA releases water below the 909 feet conservation pool level The Corps of Engineers is in charge of water that goes above that stage The people at the meeting divided into small groups according to their business After almost an hour of dis cussions the small groups came up with the four issues of greatest con cern Those issues were 1 water point of sell level of flexibility 2 economic impact and water 3 securi enforcement safety and 4 Mary Kressin Lake Canyon Yacht Club Commodore expressed concern about GBRAs plans to build a pro posed water pipeline from the lake to San Antonio I understand there is u federal type of agency EPA which looks at the selling of water according to econom ic Kressin said If we could show the economic impact from Canyon Lake then we could prevent them from selling out Canyon Bridget McDougall owner of Scenic River Properties said low riv er flows affect everybody in the area regardless of whether or not they own a river or lake business Turn to Change Page 2A Lessons of the Simpson trials Page 44
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