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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY NBHS cross country runs nigfit Page 28 New 50 CENTS MXD SAN ANTONIO TX X TEXAS MIXED 16 pages in two sections Thursday August aldZeit Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of David Jonas x Vol 145 No 201 Inside Dear Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Casey Hales Bob Watson Dwayne David Jonas Stephen Ray Kennemer Sarah Eliza beth Kennedy 1 year San dra M unoz and Emilio Caballero 6 years Happy Anniversary wishes go to Doug and Martha Fellers Jim and Tyra Moore 21 years and Rudy and Anne Juarez 25 years To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count not available Poten measured in parts per cubic meter of air Narration provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 308 cubic feet per sec ond up 4 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 04 from Wednesday Canyon Dam discharge 594 cfs Canyon Lake inflow not available Canyon Lake level feet above sea level Above conservation New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Wednesday and million gallons of well water were used P August temperatures continue to swelter Tonight Mostly clear to partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms with lows in the 70s Friday Partly cloudy with a slight chance of show ers or thunderstorms and highs in the mid 90s Friday night Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms and lows in the 70s Extended forecast Saturday mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thun derstorms and highs in the 90s Sunday and Monday part ly cloudy with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms Lows will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s highs will be in the 90s Lake Dunlap levels dropping Beginning Monday the water level in Lake Dunlap will be about 18 inches below normal so the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority crews can conduct a washout and inspection of one of the three spillgates Work will be completed by Aug 29 and the lake level will return to normal before the Labor Day weekend People using the lake during this week are advised to exercise caution Recycle those recyclables Tired of looking at a stack of old telephone books Comal Countys recycling center 4755 Texas 46 West accepts telephone books and is open from 8 to Mon day to Friday Other recy clables are accepted Rodriguez conducts town meeting Congressman Giro D Rodriguez plans to conduct a town meeting at 7 tonight at the Lone Star Pri mary School cafeteria 2343 W San Antonio St Getting on track HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Model train enthusiast Bryan Weidner works on a model layout for Saturdays train show This weekends event at the New Braunfels Civic Center should draw more than people and has 150 tables for ven dors to show their railroading equipment Train show chugs into town By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Model railroad enthusiasts will be in a virtual toy land when vendors fill New Braunfels Civic Center Satur day with train layouts and merchan dise for the Third Annual Summer Model Train Show Organizer Bryan Weidner said the show was the best oneday He said it provided an excel lent venue for seeing what was new or available for model railroaders regardless of expertise Its the best place to go to see the variety of the equipment that is available for model railroading and see working said Weid ner If youre just starting this is the best place to go because you can see more in one He said the show would include more than 150 tables for vendors If youre going WHAT New Braunfels Third Annual Summer Model Train Show WHEN 9 to 5 Saturday Aug 23 WHERE New Braunfels Civic Center COST for adults and for children ages 5 to 18 years old A family rate of will gain admission for two adults and any number of children and was expected to draw about to model train enthusi asts The vendors will sell equip ment and supplies and display work ing layouts Weidner said the equipment and supplies would vary and it would be up to the visitors to decide what they wanted to do and how much they wanted to spend There are good bargains at a train he said Its also a hobby that you can spend as little or as much as you want The show will be in honor of Wal ter Faust who loved trains and contributed to the local community Model railroading was a good hobby for families because every one in the family can participate and enjoy Weidner said Train modeling was also a good hobby for individu als because it was relaxing and fun and allowed for artistic expression he said I just liked it better than a flat said Weidner who used to paint before taking up his new hob by It had more perspective to I think its the best hobby there ever was and there are a lot of Turn to Train show Page 2A Neighbors voice concern over new bar Proposed tavern being built at Live Oak Landa By ABE LEVY Staff Writer GBRA gives tentative OK to transfer By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer SEGUIN The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority board of directors Wednesday gave initial approval to a con tract allowing the sale of water rights outside GBRAs dis trict Before final approval however GBRA staff will be exploring whether such a contract would be in compliance with state law Under the contract GBRA would sell its water rights to Canyon Regional Water Authority who in turn would pro vide seven entities in Guadalupe and Bexar counties with surface water The board endorsed a contract allowing Canyon Region al Water Authority to buy acre feet of water a year CRWA has proposed building a pipeline from its surface water plant at Lake Dunlap to northeast Bexar County I am not convinced we have analyzed the needs of the lower Guadalupe river basin I think we need to study the issue of the lower basin needs before we transfer water out of the GBRA director Wanda Roberts The pipeline would give an alternative supply of sur face water to Schertz Marion and Cibolo the East Central Water Supply Corporation the Green Valley Special Util ity District Springs Hill Water Supply Corporation and the Bexar Metropolitan Water District They currently rely on the Edwards Aquifer for their Turn to GBRA Page 2A Residents and business owners in west New Braunfels fear a new bar in their neighborhood would cause haz ardous traffic conditions and increased vandalism They said they werent opposed to the sale of alcohol just the activity of a bar at the corner of Landa Street and Live Oak Avenue Im not opposed to someone open ing a drinking establishment in the city but thats the wrong place for said Charles Salsman who lives on Fox Run Circle near the proposed bar You mix fast traffic with people drinking and its a bad mix Thats a recipe for The bar would be in front of rail road tracks near soccer fields and con struction of a rehabilitation center a few blocks to the east Side streets entering Landa Street already provide limited vision to dri vers residents said and traffic would increase to a hazardous level with a bar in their area Salsman is joined by at least 10 oth er residents who oppose the tavern and sent a letter of opposition Tuesday to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Com mission But Pat Byrne president of Bottla a group of local investors who are funding the new bar said the new busi ness would be familyoriented and pledged to work with people in the area to reach a compromise We want to keep everyone as hap py as said Byrne 44 of New Braunfels We will work with any body to make sure everyone is as pleased as possible 1 dont anticipate any problems Were going to run it by the He and his investors came up with the idea for the saloon about 18 months ago After reviewing several other loca tions they decided to use an existing building that is at least 70 years old and move it to 949 Landa St In their minds he said Landa Street provided a wide enough road for the potential traffic and the location was tar enough away from bordering resi dents The plan is to style the bar after a western saloon and include a pool table shuffle board a couple of video games wood floors and a basketball hoop out side in addition to a bar with tables and chairs Byrne said The proposed woodframe building would offer of space and cost an estimated for installation and remodeling Parking 135 construction causes two minor Construction ob T caused two minor feisdf Wednesday afternoon There were no injuries to the people involved One person fajuj to be ported to hospital foe treatment of f Traffic was The Texas m both lanes Wednesday Wfilf w WW to fey oil awl rock Kent wwk they Former employee sues sheriff By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer A former Comal County Sher iffs Office employee has filed a suit against Sheriff Bob Holder alleging that he violated her civil rights when he dismissed her as he took office in January Sysi Kinsfather who worked as a warrant secretary at the sheriffs office for 11 years said she was fired because she supported for mer Sheriff Jack Bremer during the 1996 election Holder defeated Bremer in the Republican Party runoff Kinsfathers attorney Chris Gale filed the suit Monday against Holder Comal County and the Comal County Sheriffs Office in district court in San Antonio Kinsfather would not comment on the suit and referred all questions to Gale Gale said the suit was based on the fact that Kinsfather believed her civil rights were violated when she was dismissed by Holder Her right to vote was violated because she supported Jack Bre Gale said Kinsfather should have not been fired Gale said There is no reason she should have been Gale said From her work record from Comal Coun ty she had exemplary marks and was doing her Gale said Kinsfather had worked under Holder at the Department of Public Safety office in New Braun fels for about six years He said Kinsfather left after she alleged Holder had tried to get rid of a trooper based on age discrimina tion Before he became sheriff on Jan I Holder gave five employees a jail administrator a patrol sergeant two deputies and Kinsfa ther notices that they would not be rehired In December 1996 Holder said he decided to let the five employ ees go based on how we wanted to run the sheriffs office Holder denied the charge Wednesday that Kinsfathers dismissal was based on politics I did not know she supported Jack Holder said 1 nev er had a conversation with her of whom she voted for or Holder said he did not know that a suit had been filed 1 havent even seen he said 1 will not comment on the specifics of VE OAK 900BIK HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Investors are building a bar at Live Oak Avenue and Landa Street and area residents are planning to protest its construc tion The road to a liquor license The application for a liquor license involves the following steps according to officials from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission For more information call the TABC in New Braunfels at 6205579 or in San Antonio at 210 7364466 Apply for a license which takes from 30 to 45 days to process The application requires proof of the location of the business the applicants age being above 21 years old no felony convictions within the past three years and one year residency in Texas For onpremise licenses such as a bar the applicant must snow pfwwto build separate bathrooms and seating arrange ments H Set an appointment with the TABC The TABC will review the application and conduct an interview Gain approval from the city to ensure that building codes are in compliance H Gain approval from the comp trollers office for collection of sales tax m Gain approval from the county judge who conducts a public hearing on the matter and makes a final decision If the county city and comp trollers office approve the request is sent to the Austin office of the TABC for its approval U If denied at any point in the process the applicant can appeal to any higher court such as state district courts M The TABC requires all on premise applicants to secure a conduct surety bond which is increased to if the business is within feet of a school that objects to the request will be available for 24 vehicles Byrne said he planned to build a fence to protect people from the Mis souri Pacific Railroad tracks along the rear of the property and would build an Turn to Bar Page 2A Some state leaders reject pay increases AUSTIN AP Comptroller John Sharp joined the governor and a railroad commissioner Wednesday by rejecting a S amonth pay increase passed in the budget Oov George W Bush has said he would reject the raise which would have upped his salary from to The other officeholders would see their salaries increase from to Railroad Commissioner Carole Rylander also has said she planned to reject the raise In June Rylander said she knew what the terms were when she was elected See if you can identify somebody in Archives Anonymous Page 8A
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