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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY you have money coming to you Find out on Page f 04 50 CENTS Braunfels Herald 20332 M009 80HE8T NICROPUBUS ING fc Y AMD ELL EL PASO TX 79903 16 pages in two sections Thursday October Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Evelyn Kropp Vol 145 No 246 Inside Dear Stnmnitisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitimg extends birthday wishes to Lisa Barter Evelyn Kropp Cindy Moos Mattie Wackwitz Dawn Jonas Becky Fest 13 Beverly Beck Lou Ann Schriewer Justin Shay Garcia 7 years Margarita Men doza Adam Silva 14 Raymond Sanchez HI 15 years and Robert Helmke Happy Anniversary wishes are extended to Ramon and Mary Caballero 17 years belated and Ricardo and Margarita Men doza To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Molds 809 Cedar Elm trace Ragweed 60 Pigweed trace Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 312 cubic feet per sec ond up 5 from Tuesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level same as Tuesday Canyon Dam discharge cfs Canyon Lake inflow not available Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal Jons of surface water Tuesday and no well water Weekend weather looks promising Tonight Becoming partly cloudy with less than a 20 percent chance of evening showers or thunderstorms Low in the upper 50s Friday Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of late afternoon showers or thunderstorms High in the lower 80s Saturday Cloudy with a chance of showers or thun derstorms in the morning becoming partly cloudy and colder during the afternoon Highs in the 60s to near 70 Sunday Partly cloudy and cooi with a slight chance of rain Lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Master plan input still sought by city New Braunfels residents who were not able to attend the master plan forum Mon day night still have a chance to make recommendations for the citys growth and develop ment Anyone wanting to include ideas on the growth of New Braunfels may call 6082115 or mail suggestions to Harry Bennett Planning Director 424 Castell New Braun fels TX 781371747 Road work continues Crews are working on FM 1102 between Watson Lane and Hoffman Lane Expect delays and lane closures and pay attention to signage and flagmen County crews will be working on Barbarosa Lane City of New Braunfels street crews are completing work on Oasis Street from Business 35 to Ridgewood Avenue Crews are placing but tons reflectors and stripping on roads in Landa Park The 600 block of Mather Street between Grant Street and Peace Avenue is closed because of street reconstruc tion s HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Damall Several employees from Checks in the Mail donated their time and sweat to spruce up the garden at the Hill Country Developmental Training Center on North Street Wednesday afternoon Showing they care Checks in the Mail employees donate time to help By DEMISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Employees at one local business did more than open their wallets to the Unit ed Way of Comal County they donat ed their time and energy Checks in the Mail employees washed windows did some landscaping and performed various other tasks Wednes day at Hill Country Developmental Training Center a vocational center for patients with chronic mental disorders and emotional distress The employees were taking part in the United Way Day of Caring in which How to participate Employers can participate by allowing their employees the day volunteer af a local agency supported by United Way To participate contact the Comal County United Way at 6207760 United Way volunteers have raised nearly toward their goal of employers give employees the day off with pay so they can volunteer their time to various agencies the United Way supports United Way executive director Joe Rogers said in addition to providing much needed maintenance work the program educates the public This way employees can see a little bit where their money goes and what they do he said the Mail sent volunteers to two different agencies in the communi ty on Wednesday said human resources assistant Patty Flanders The company really wants to get involved any way it can and it felt Unit ed Way was a good way to do that because it helps so many she said All these agencies rely on volun teers so they need all the help they can and were doing what we Four of the companys employees Turn to Care Page 3A Residents doubt road work will leave lasting mark Shifting ground keeps Morningside Drive on mend By SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer Harvey Schubert who has lived at 2860 Morningside Dr ail his life has watched the road in front of his home go from dirt to gravel to pavement And since the initial paving of the road Schubert said he was disappointed at the attempts of the City of New Braunfels to improve it Theyve never spent much time putting the proper base said Schubert who described his tours down the street as encounters with many dips and swells Crews recently finished paving Morningside Drive a narrow twolane street that runs between Ruckle Road and Interstate 35 and curves around to meet the Interstate 35 access road A new layer of asphalt improved the road considerably according to residents who live there But smooth driving might not last for long because of the land underneath it Were appreciative of what weve got but its a shame that they didnt take more to do it right Schubert said The citys use of heavy gravel and tar will last only for awhile said Schubert adding that stabi lizing the foundation of the road with lime would improve the street immensely City Engineer Bolner explained crews had to level Morningside Drive before repaying Next week city crews will restripe the road Morningside lies on an area predominantly consisting of Graphic by Michael Darnall expansive clays Clay and sand present in land underneath the street often shift with the change of seasons Contracting in the winter and expanding in the sum mer the everchanging land even tually causes cracks in the pave ment This is a problem we always have to contend Bolner said A resident on Morningside Dri ve concurred The ground said Audrey Dean of 2876 Morning side Dr She said the street required rou tine repairs over the last several years because of shifts in the land She said cracks in the structure of her home were not uncommon even though the house rests on a pier and beam construction Over the years multilayers of pavement installed on Morning side Drive have built up in thick ness raising the road some inch es above the shoulder Schubert said Just around the corner other residents are contending with road repairs because of land shifts but the grounds move ment has affected their water sup ply A complete overhaul on water lines along Schmidt Avenue became mandatory for New Braunfels Utility workers about two weeks ago Turn to Road Page 2A New Braunfels dons red ribbons in war against drugs By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Many people move to New Braunfels to escape big city problems such as crime and drugs but this tranquil Hill Country city is not immune to drug abuse The 1997 Texas Red Ribbon Campaign which urges students to remain drug free kicks off today and runs through Oct 31 According to the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse the first Red Ribbon Campaign pro claimed by Congress in 1988 was launched by parents in Illinois and Virginia angry about the killing and destruction caused by alcohol and other drugs Locally schools will observe Monday through Oct 31 as Red Ribbon Week According to the National Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education ninth annual sur vey of students in grades 612 the annual use of most drugs was at the highest level since the sur vey began in 1978 Approximately 35 percent of Texas elementary students said that some or most of their close friends drank alcohol 13 percent said that at least some of their close friends used inhalants and 12 percent said that at least some of their close friends used marijuana New Braunfels DARE Drag Abuse Resis tance Education officer Corp Robert Owens said New Braunfels was not immune to the prob lem and more awareness had been given to the problem locally It is here and its been he said Any time you have any kids involved in drugs you have a Owens said that although the biggest problem with New Braunfels students was alcohol other drugs were in the community He said some of it could be attributed to the towns location between San Antonio and Austin However he said DARE was making headway Turn to Drugs Page 3A Board gets WORD on early warning flood system By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer SATTLER The first phase of an early warning system on the Guadalupe River should be up and running by this spring GuadalupeBlanco River Authority General Manager Bill West told the Water Oriented Recreation District board Wednesday West gave a presentation to WORD on the system at its meeting at Canyon Lake Action Center We got the money in place for the hardware and the West said West said GBRA planned to pufthree main gauges along River Road and half a dozen rainfafl gauges that would detect when the river is going to flood The gauges would have signals that would alert GBRA headquarters in Seguin and Jhen warn Comal County Sheriffs Office when flooding occurred A system in which outfitters and campgrounds along the riv er were alerted by radio transmitters would be preferable to one in whiph sirens or fog horns were used as some have sug gested West said v West said hfc feared that sirens or fog horns would cause chaos along the river and cause campers to panic West said he had been talking to County Judge Carter Cas t Turn to WORD Page 3A Preparing for the Wurst HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall Eddie Hernandez sands down the edges on a Formica beer table at one of the beer booths at the Wurstfest grounds Wednesday Advance tickets for Wurstfest are If purchased by Oct 30 For Information call 6259167 Fall back to standard time Sunday AP Evenings will seern to come a bit earlier as standard time returns on Sunday For one night the shift will give folks an extra hour to sleep as clocks are set back one hour at 2 local time The change will move an hour of darkness to the evening meaning brighter early mornings It also means ttus is the weekend some peo ple get stuck working an extra hour factory workers on the overnight shift allnight con venience store clerks bartenders pplice and even some news reporters For most people though it simply means having to remember to set the clock back an hour thats right back befpre retiring Saturday night Or in thejWprds of the Uniform Time Act which set up the system of switching daylight and standard times clocks are retard ed an hour at 0200 on the last Sunday in October MVES hosts states First Lady Friday By DENISE DZIUK KNIGHT Staff Writer Mountain Valley Elementary School has set aside Friday to recognize a milestone in the schools life while also celebrating learning and welcom ing community members home First Lady of Texas Laura Bush will be on hand to participate in the festivities Principal Hope Erickson said the schools Homecoming Celebration was planned primarily to show com munity members the completed reno vations to the schools library How ever its also an opportunity to bring die community back together she said This school is the center of the community and we wanted to bring everyone together to celebrate learn Erickson said We want lots of different people who maybe havent been in a school for quite a while to come back and see what were doing Turn to MVES Page 2A Canyon Lake shores up for Page 74
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