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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Inside Sports Stammtisch Birthday wiihes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birth day wishes to Loretta Graham Cleta Todd June Williams Susannc Cook Gary Stidham Debbie Watson Heather Tyler Sunni Rcimcr 10 years Alex Apostol Cheryl Timmcrman Fonda Christian Myrick Jeanne Buck Kimbcrly Hoyt Mary Clark Kelly Cope Karie Lorenz Vlcki Mason Michael Copelin 13 Bob Whitley 40 years Thelma Schneider Kim Hart man Janet Perez Whit ney Daum Trey Daum Lory Garner Jim McCoubrey Tish Rosales Sean Anthony Fitzsimmons 5 years Ruben Valdez 50 years Christine Kivlin 10 years Mon day and Ramon Perez III 2 years Happy anniversary wishes to Dana and Brent Carter 6 Bambi and Kenny Dossey 6 Mr and Mrs Jack Heard 41 years Debra and Kent Hogan 2 years Jerome and Betty Timmerman 48 Silverio J and Guadalupe Gonzales 50 Mark and Lana Cole Lupe and Frances Dominguez 30 years Randy and Beat rice Rodriguez 11 Emma and Eusebio Trejo 18 years and Lillian and Laurence Weber 24 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Enjoy the summer weather Today and Monday should be typical summer days in South Texas Brief early morning clouds will give way to partly cloudy skies today with only a slight chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms The high is expected to reach the mid 90s but a south wind at 10 to 15 mph should provide some relief from the heat Tonight will be partly cloudy and the low will be in the mid 70s Mondays weather basically will be a repeat of todays with partly cloudy afternoon skies and a high in the mid 90s Some roads still are closed Although it has been a week since a deluge of rain hit the county two roads are still closed to travelers FarmtoMarket 1863 is closed at Cibolo Creek which is still over the roadway The Gruene Bridge over the Guadalupe River also is closed The release rate from Canyon Lake Reservoir was increased to cubic feet per second to lower the lake level This causes the river to flood Gruene Bridge Lake residents urged to boil water The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission has required Canyon Lake Water Supply Corpora tion to notify all customers in Canyon Lake Village Canyon Lake Village West and Triple Peak Ranch Estates to boil their water prior to consump tion To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes water for drinking cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes In lieu of boiling you may purchase bottled water When it is no longer neces sary to boil water water sys tem officials will notify you For information call Canyon Lake Water Supply Corp at 210 9642166 or Dale Yates at 3854 MXIJ SAN ANTONIO TX 780 TEXAS x x PINK A SUNDAY 30 pages in two sections Sunday June 332 M009 1 oo OWEST IHTNO t DIV PASO TX 79903 Serving the Comal County area for more thari 145 years Home of Jerome and Betty Timmerman Vol 145 No 163 Kiko Rodriguez looks at some of the road that has been torn apart in front of his home and workshop because of poor drainage HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Residents welcome drainage projects Bergfeld Veramendi work begins By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Kiko Rodriguez likes to restore classic cars at his shop on the 400 block of Bergfeld Avenue but he prefers to work in dry conditions At the bottom of a gradual decline his property deadends into the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in the West End Thats a problem when rain showers cause water to collect inside the tracks embankment and seep into his shop The work of city community development officials could bring a solution for Rodriguez whom they said would benefit from one of two newlystarted drainage pro jects Every time it rains the sewer doesnt circulate very said Rodriguez 68 who retired in New Braunfels in 1981 The water floods all over Theres a lot of mosquitoes Ive been waiting for this for a long time I still dont believe it Itll fix my place up bet His house which is next to his shop needs some work The foundation sunk because of flooding underneath causing the interior flooring to slope and win dow framings to crack and bend He plans to build a new house where the current structure sits City community development officials have developed two drainage projects that target the Bergfeld Avenue area and a section along Veramendi Avenue in Comal Town They have been working on two projects for four years since the Turn to Drainage Page 3A Traffic on New Braunfels Main Plaza Going in circles the locals its no big deal but it really freaks the tourists out Weve seen quite a few fenderben ders from our win Jenny Rodriguez New Braunfels Coffee HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall A long exposure at the plaza during late night traffic shows how cars move in all directions around the cir cular roundabout some stop signs in there I just drove through there for the first time today and it looked like a How you can jump into the flow of things By ABE LEVY Staff Writer Has this happened to you You drive up to the Main Plaza minding your own business and begin to slow down as you approach one of the yield signs Your adrena line begins to pump as you wonder how the heck youre going to enter the orbit of cars whizzing around the famous gazebo circle You search for the slightest crack to ease into without causing a delay for drivers behind you Finally you make eye contact with an oncoming driver praying for a lit tie compassion but only finding a facial expression that says Dont you You take a deep breath and before you can say Willkom men to New you punch it OK maybe you were in the pas senger seat or heard this from a friend or cousin Still for many New Braunfels motorists this isnt an isolated episode Getting on and off the circular path takes more than just casual thought one that transportation officials have spent many years trying to improve If there were an easy answer a whole bunch of us would have sug Bruce Gallaher tourist gested it a long time said Bob bie Hasert who was the area engi neer for the Texas Department of Transportation for 33 years and retired in 1993 Hasert said the circle posed sever al points of conflictwith Seguin Avenue and San Antonio Street inter secting with two lanes of traffic In addition the circles two lanes put drivers who are in the inside lane in a tricky predicament he said As you enter the plaza there are a lot of things to share your attention Its marked for two he said I have to tell that I never drive the inside lane If you take the inside you have to race someone through Despite its flaws the Main Plaza Turn to Plaza Page 3A As crazy as it is out there it works pretty good Yielding to traffic on the plaza is a problem but its pretty Russell Vollbrecht Vollbrechts Pharmacy County considers flooding options By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer The area still is trying to recover from last weekends rains and Comal County Commissioners Court is con sidering options to alleviate future flooding Areas along FarmtoMarket 1863 particularly Oak Village North Subdivi sion were threat ened by rain swollen creeks inside See Page 3A for related story on the Comal Watershed project Lake Dunlap residents petition against plant expansion By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Lake Dunlap residents concerned about plans to expand a nearby wastewater plant have taken matters into their own hands Residents circulated petitions Friday to take to Guadalupe County Commissioners Court seeking commissioners help to stop the development of Dunlap Wastewater Reclamation Plant Chuck Thut who lives on Lakeside Pass said the expansion could threaten the residents drinking water above Lake Dunlap Dam Nobody likes sewage in their drinking Thut said Everybody deserves the best possible drinking GuadalupeBlanco River Authority recently approved expansion of the plant which will serve Long Creek subdivision and Bandit Country Club and Golf Course which is being developed on Farm toMarket 725 south of New Braunfels The development is projected to serve between 300 to 350 homes during the next several years GBRA officials said expansion of the plant was needed to handle the growth Thut said he and a few other residents would express their concerns about the plant to Guadalupe County Commissioners Court at their meeting Mon day at 10 at the courthouse annex on 307 W Court Seguin Commissioners will consider approving a permit for placing the sewer line on county rightofway on Schumanns Beach Road Thut said several residents were worried that the wastewater poured into Lake Dunlap would harm the residents drinking water They are going to double the amount of effluent however well treated in the Guadalupe River when it becomes our drinking water and pumped by the Canyon Regional Water Authority and distributed through Green Valley Special Utility Thut said The CRWA plant is downstream from the Lake Dunlap wastewater plant Thut said GBRA was ready to lay the line for the expansion when residents began to gather signa tures for the petition in the Lake Dunlap area He said Turn to Lake Dunlap Page 3A during the recent deluge of rain Water was several feet high in numer ous homes Its an ageold said Carl Englerth district conservationist with Natural Resources Conser vation Service Its not thought about when its Englerth said the ground was not able to soak up the water fast enough and the drainage did not keep up with the rate of rain Really and truly from the type of storms we had in the area thats not at all said Englerth Englerth discussed with the court on Friday two projects that could alle viate flooding in the county The first was a shortterm plan that could involve removing debris from chan nels and reshaping stream banks He said the study could begin almost immediately and the county could have a response about whether it qual Turn to County Page 2A HeraldZeitung gets TPA honors The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung won three awards in the Texas Better Newspaper Contest at the Texas Press Associations 118th annual conven tion Friday in Amarillo The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung competed against dailies with circu lations of or more and earned two third place honors and one fourth place honor The HeraldZeitung placed third in Best Individual Photo for photographer Michael Darnalls photograph of a bikini contest The contestant was sil houetted and the picture showed the reaction on faces of the spectators The paper also placed third in edi torials The winning editorial entitled Publics Right was about the publics right to information on the candidate for the interim superintendent position at New Braunfels Independent School District The paper also won fourth place in sweepstakes based on the amount of points earned in competition categories Interim superintendent says fareweH to New Brauiifete See Page 5A
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