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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Sports m The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Taylor L Rust PMI JonMf Bob Mutehark DM DM Darrtil WMfrip Steven Tylar Lynttte Allan MatfM Moncaballai Ambar Dawn Garcia Lillian Robinson Saturday CaHtyn Crumrlna 4 yMra Dorothy Schneider Doric WoMsHohl RHa Morano Glo ria RoMado Travis Culpapar Rodrlguax 89 yMra old balat Palatoy Comallua Lupa Diaz Margarito Saturday balatad 90 yMra Paula ROM FaKnar Vlo lat McGM Monday 90 yMra Happy anniversary wishes go to Glynneth and Mike Mathla 18 Cart and Martha Lavln 60 yMra Cora and MaMn Tauach 50 Efraln and Carman To have a birthday or anniver Tlwlfl Shop domtraits The Community Service Thrift Shop is now soliciting donations All items are welcomed Bring donations to 132 Caddell Lane or contact Pete at 6253439 for pickups on Tuesday and Wednesday Thrift shop hours are 9 to noon and 1 to 4 ChUdrwis Museum plans cttywMe sale The Childrens Museum in New Braunfels will hold its annu al Citywide 3arage Sale from 10 to 4 March 2 at the Civic Center Booth rental is for one and for each additional Admission Is for perfamily Donation are be accepted now Call 6200939 for Information Outstanding graduate nomlnsss sought ComaJ Independent School District is accepting nominations for The CISD Outstanding Grad uate for Notable Achievement Award To be eligible nominees must have graduated from Canyorr High School or Smith son Valley High School at least 10 years ago Nomination forms are available at both high schools and the CISD Central Office or call 6258081 or 885 7674 Early voting begins Monday Early voting for the March 15 special election to fill the Representative District 28 seat begins Monday and only one early voting poll will be open The seat became vacant when Congressman Frank Teje da died Jan 30 after battling a brain tumor Gov George W Bush set a March 15 date to fill the seat Early voting for the seat will run from 8 to in the Comal County Courthouse Annex beginning Monday and running until March 11 On March 15 four polling places will be open For the special elections precincts 8 13 and 27 will be at Lone Star School precincts 14 and 28 will be at United Methodist Church precincts 15 29 and 30 at Eagles Hall and precincts 16 and 17 at Frazier Elementary School There are 15 candidates run ning for the seat nostalgia WWW iwHp i The Hill Country Chorus will present Nostalgia 197374 to 199697 it 2 today at the Civio Center Singing groups from Austin to Albuquerque will perform Reserved seats are reg ular admission Is seniors chOdren 1 2 younger get in free Afterglow tickets are New Braunfels Herald SUNDAY 26 pages in two sections Sunday February Serving the uomal County area for more than 145 years Home of Taylor L Ruat Vol 145 No 73 Rains increase aquifer levels By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer The heavy rainfall which came through south central Texas on Wednesday and Thursday has resulted in increased water discharges from Canyon Lake into the Guadalupe Riv er The system which brought as much as 4 to 5 inches of rain to the Texas Hill Country and the upper Guadalupe Riv er watershed increased the inflow rate at Canyon Lake from 183 cubic feet per second Thursday to cfs Friday afternoon Going from 183 cfs to eft is quite a change in a short period of GuadalupeBlanco River Author ity Chief Engineer Tommy Hill said We are now in flood control The Army Corps of Engineers has asked us to release 600 cfs this after noon Friday at 4 Wednesday GBRA was discharging 250 cfs from Canyon Dam Hill said Judy Gardner GBRA public com munications assistant said the increased inflows will increase the level of the lake Friday the lake was feet above mean sea level which was 76 feet above the 909 conservation pool level Our projections indicated with this rate of inflow ft will reach between 911 to 912 feet above It would be only three feet above the conservation Gardner said GBRA will continue to release 600 cfs a day until at least Monday when it will consult with Corps of Engineer officials on what to do next The heavy rains also helped add a lit tlemore water to the Edwards Aquifer A lot of the rain fell in the catchment area which is part of the Hill Coun Jeanne Janes Edwards Aquifer Authority spokeswoman said A lot of the rain fell into the porous limestone and will run into the recharge The aquifer level has gone up more than a foot during the past week from feet Wednesday to feet Friday Janes said the level should rise through Saturday This reading is about even withlast years drought reading of feet on the same date Even though it is consistent with last years reading Janes said the reading is far below the normal recording of feet in 1995 Groups celebrate Washingtons birthday By wmse DZIUK Staff Writer Two local groups joined together Saturday to comnieniprate the birth day of George Washington in a lun cheon complete with red white and blue balloons and patriotic music The whole thing is a joint effort with the Daughters of the American ssid John Lee President of ijte William Hjghtower Chapter Son of Amfrican Revolution This is the par weve done it Im sad tp say but we plan to make it an annual affair between the two New Braunfels Major Jan Kennady greeted the members and said the two groups were a good example of patri otism Kennady said Washingtons birthday reminds everyone of the strength of the nation George Washington is universally known as the man who without this nation would not have said Kennady As we celebrate his birthday let us all renew our faith to Turn to Celebrate Page 2A HeraidzaitunB photo by Michael Daman Wayne Hill Ming retire the at the of the American Revolution birthday celebration for George Washington We are still 18 feet below the nor mal she said Janes said more updated readings i would be taken by geologists during the weekend New Braunfels received almost threequarters of an inch of rain from the showers According to the Nation al Weather Service the New Braun fcls area received 88 inches of rain in January This compares to inches during the same period for an average year In 1996 the city received inches of precipitation through January Black history focus of program By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer New Braunfels residents will have a chance to celebrate Black History Month while learning about black his tory and culture through music and firsthand experiences of a San Marcos couple Thca Chcssher with the Unitarian Univcrsalists said she decided to coor dinate this weeks meeting program with Black History Month Chessher said she asked husbandandwifc team Mark and Ruth E AdamsSouthall to give a musical performance as well as talk to those present about firsthand experiences The exact format of the program will be left up to the per forming couple said Chcssher I Womens Hispanic chambers plan celebration mixer 5A I have heard both of them sing in Big River when it was performed by Circle Arts and they were both mag said Chcssher Ruth said she doesnt get the opportunity to sing much so shes looking forward to Chcssher said the program will hon or Februaryas Black History Month She said it will give those in atten dance an opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding which is a goal of the newly formed church Our church is a very open church and a very openminded church and were always looking for ways to learn said Chcssher One of the things were interested in learning more about is the black history and Ruth said she will sing hymns and the Negro National Anthem Ruth said she and her husband will then talk about their life experiences from a his torical perspective Were going to talk about the dif ferences between living in New York and living in said Ruth Inj basically doing it because I was asked I really dont know what size crowd lo The program will be held at Wednesday at Faith United Church of Christ 970 N Loop 337 The public is invited to attended the musical and historical program and there is no cost It should be a great program and we would be happy to have anyone come out for said Chessher Kudos to fax New Braunfels firefighters See Opinion 4A
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