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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas                                Canyon lifters prepare for state See Pi 50 CENTS 20 pages In two sections Wednesday March 1100V r i MK TX Serving Comal County arid surrounding areas for more than 146 years Home of VMM MM Vol 145 No 85 Inside Market Blrtitcwy wiMMS woifi The New Uranqfeltt Herald Zeltung extends birthday wishes to Ellane Burfchart Ana GatM Debbfc Schlathcr Verm Mae Marina Mkhde Ortegon I year Lydla Rafie Kip Anderaon 30 Mary Bclte Cer ente Ronnie Smith lr Kathfe McLaln Dudley Ives Ramona McNntl Happy anniversary wishes go to Victor and Melfnda Rodriguez 3 and Ken Bracks Peter B Mosaics and Stephanie D Jesus and Elvira Hernandez 50 years To have a birthday or annlver sary listed here cull 6259 144 Polkm Count Mold Pofton measured In parts per cubic meter of Information provkfod by Dr Frank Information Comal River 236 cubic feet per sec ond same as Tuesday Edvrante Aquifer Panther Cnnyon Well nbove level up 04 Canyon Dam discharge 699 cfa Canyon Lake Inflow Canyon Lake level foot above Ma level Above conservation pod NBU pumping million gallons of surface water Tuesday and of wed water wero used IflftJtt AAftjC AiVft iny 9amt Fair on tap Friday The Gomal County Youth Homernaking and Art Fair will begin at noon Friday at the Comai Cbunty Fairgrounds Agri culture pullding Sale of judged except for grand and reserve champion winners will take place from 3 to 5 The grand champion and reserve champion auction will begin at 6 In the food mall This la an excellent opportu nity for the business communi ty to support the youth of Corrial County Boy Scouts available for odd Jobs Boy Scouts will clean out your garage room closet to earn funds to attend jmmer camp They will haul off unwant ed Items Call 6203811 Sophlonburfl oolobration today The Sophlenburg Museum and Archives will celebrate anniversaries and honor volun teers today Door prizes will be given Call 629 1672 for Information of art today The Unitarian Unlversallsts will have Elizabeth Elliott executive director of the Circle Arts The atre and HeraldZeltung colum nist on the arts and humanities speak on The Arts The Essence of at 730 today at the Faith United Church of Christ 970 N Loop 337 AmoHoan Forum Chapter 1014 American Forum will meet at 7 Thurs day at the American Legion Hall on Colj Stftet Members and nonmembensre welcome TCI seeks approval of rate increase By ABE LEVY Staff Writer WHO TO CONTACT Citing ho expenses for recent groming and company ment the only cable company in the New Brounfcls area filed this past week for rate increases with federal Dennis Moore general manager of TeleCommunications fnc said Tues day corporate officials exercised their annual option to file a 71 cent increase for basic service and for expand ed before the Federal Communications Commission f approved the rates would become effective June I and affect about customers in the New Braunfcls service area I think its a legitimate request for an Moore said I think its warranted We try to be respon sive to our customers Those of us who TCI has filed for a rate Increase before the Federal Communica tions Commission Its service area In New Braunfels Includes about customers and will Increase to for basic service and for expanded As of Jan 1 TCI dropped ser vice of WON Intro TV and Sneak Preview and added Animal Plan et Cartoon Network and Encore Plex In addition the Discovery channel and WTBS were added to the basic service TCI also dropped the Lifetime channel and replaced It with a Fox news network earlier this past year To voice concerns contact TCI at 6253408 for the New Braunfels service area which connects to the San Marcos headquarters In Canyon Lake at 9643960 City of New Braunfels at 608 2100 The city can accept com plaints In writing and attempt to resolve them with the cable com pany If not the city can fill out a form with your complaint to send to the FCC work in this industry nave dedicated our lives to this We have a very high ly visible Moore said similar adjustments in other systems are planned for other cities within the local TCI service area whose headquarters are in San Mar cos and includes Scguin Goirnilcs Yoakum Cuero and Stockdalc Late last year TCI restructured its service area to include Ketrvillc Pred ericksburg Bandera Lake Mills and Leon Springs to bring its total number of customers to City officials said they plan to finish a review of the proposal in about two weeks and place the final decision of whether to support it before the City Council Don Ferguson assistant to the city manager said city staff is verifying the information to ensure it is allowed by law There are limits on what can be adjusted and were exploring to see whether those limits have been met or he said Were looking to see what can be done to ensure that the customer is satided Were inter ested in hearing from the In response to he proposal the city council can vote for approval disap proval or do nothing city officials said Ready for the show HoraldZollunq photo by Michael Darnall Both Stanford txtrolMt hit goat Roto on Tuttday to ptvpart him for the Comal County Jr Livestock Show He and hie eleter Brittany care for Ihtlr BoeteeH year tong to prepare for thli event Jr Livestock Show going to the goats By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Elevenyearold Brittany Stanford cant wait to show her goat Tabasco a Boer crossbreed at the 29th annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show that begins today Brittany wakes up almost every day at to take care of the goat Her 9yearold brother Scth also helps out with walking the goats pulling them with a tractor for exercise cleaning stalls and grooming lie animals Im feeling excited and ready for the laid Brittany who goes to bed each night at 840 Its been really flm I think I have a good chance because a lot of people have told Showing goats lias become increasingly popular since show organizers created the category fast year Entries to show goats went from 40 the first year to 114 In this years contest a large portion of the overall 600 entries in this years show orga nizers said The shows association members said this years SCHEDULE OF EVENTS The following IB a schedule for the 29th annual CornaT County Junior Livestock Show that begins today at the Comal Coun ty Fairgrounds on Common Street For rnoro Information call 6092860 Today to swino arrival and weighing Thursday noon to 7 goats arrival weighing market hogs and showmanship judging aheap cattlo rabbits taroilorn and turkeys to arrive and be weighed Friday 8 judging to begin for goats sheep cattlo rabbits broilers and turkeys Saturday 1 sale ol market ani mals to begin show would provide youth with an opportunity to demonstrate the hard work theyve put forth in raising tbeir animals The wliole goal is to kids how to Ixj respon sible by rawing their animals day in and day said Mooney secretory for the iiveHtoek show asso ciation families They can show them and win ribbons for their The mood of the fourday event will be H mixture of nervousness and excitement said Some of the youth dread the end because they have to let their animal Mooney said The kids get real attached but theyre exciled because its the end of the years Mooney said last years Hale raised which would spread out to the various youth who entered Ten percent of the donations is retained by the organisers to help pay for administration Organizers of this years event will assign points according to Ihc ribbon u youth wins The more the point total the greater the amount of money a youth will receive Mooney said Donations are accepted and a party will be giv en for people who make a purchase of or more Mooney said The main events will be Friday when the showing begins und then Saturday with the public auction Business owners seek recreation level for lake ByDCNIWDZlUK Stsff Writer Representatives from businesses impacted by the CHwdnlupe Kiver and the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation DJiUict met Tuesday night with from the two ugcndcn controlling releases from Canyon Lake U ujk seasonal recreation level The meeting ww In to a meeting earlier this month where community members determined the key factori in a successful summer Water and the availability of it through out the entire summer was the top issue The main issue as of Tuesdays meeting was whether releases from Canyon Lake could be managed in an slterhailve way during the summer Currently when the level of Canyon Lake is feet above mean sea level or below the lake is considered in Ihc conservation pool and the water releas es arc bused on downstream water rights Anything above 909 feet above msl is considered part of the flood pool level and releases are increased to bring the level back down to the conservation pool Business and community lead ers want to see a seasonal adding that no action would send a message of displeasure to the cable company If the city opts to challenge the pro posal the FCC would make the final decision TCI was successful In gaining a 9 percent increase in basic and 21 percent in expanded service this past June that council took no action on Im actually concerned about any increase until we get better Mayor Jan Kennady said All we can do is plead with the cable company to do everything they Kennady said she has considered forming a committee to review con cerns with the cable service a mea sure that other towns have used with some success she said Moore saidthat according to FCC regulations the cable company can Turn to TCI Page 3A Deadline for CISD board filing nears By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writor One week remains in the filing peri od for three weats on the Comal Inde pendent District board of trustees and in one district no one lias filed The CISD board of trustees con sists of one representative from each of the seven geographical districts within the school district The three scats thai will be filled are dis tricts and 5 Currently Leo Ikcls represents district I Dan Kruegcr rep resents district 2 and Derald LaRue represents district 5 CIS bookkeeper Jo Schwab said candidates have until 5 March 19 file As of noon Tuesday Dan Krucger had filed for reelection in district 2 and William Burnam had filed for district 5 No one had filed for district I One other individual has picked lip the filing packet but has not returned it yet Its hard to predict the number that will Schwab said Sometimes theres a lot of interest and other times theres not that much interest at Ikcls said lie has served on the board for 12 years and it is unlikely he will seek another term My mind is made up per cent of the way but theres still a 01 percent chance it could Ikcls said Kighl now I dont plan to run again but my mind could still LaKue who will have been on the board three years in May said be would not run for reelection He said obliga tions In work and family lake up a great deal of his time and he could not ded icate adequate energy to the board Individuals interested in filing fora scat or voting in the upcoming election can determine their district by looking at their voter registration card The card will followed by a number on the right hand side The number represents the single member district in which they live Marly voting lor the Ixwrd of trustees election will run front April 14 through April 29 al the Comal County Court house level inserted between the two levels to maintain fiows during dry summer monthfi If Mother Nature provides the water we can use it when we need it and right now Mother Nature is providing the County Commissioner Jock Diiwson said WORD board member Paul Kicli Turn to Lake PageSA WANT TO BUN Candidates must be a reg iutorod voler find must have lived in the singlemember dis trict for at loaal six months Candidates must turn In a oornplotod and notarized pack et to the CISD contral office 1421 N Business 35 that indudotj Iho individuals name addrosB tolwphono number occupation and date of birlh Tho campaign iroasuror will also noocj to bo named on the form Filing rleadline IB March 19 at 6 Canyon lake recreation level pros and cons Page 4A   

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