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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 2, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Hill reflects on Rangers season Page 6 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZeit b0 31 Til or pages in one section Tuesday December I Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years Home of Florence Schrlewer Vol 146 No 13 JL Inside Stnmmtisch Birthday Wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Patricia Brumfield Karen Pulido Betty Bueche Jo Cooper Douglas Dunlap Espi Rodriguez and Florence Schriewer 86 Happy Anniversary wishes go to Sharon and Gene Monroe 20 years and Naomi and Connor Matelske 3 To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen unavailable Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal River 322cubic feet per sec ond same as Friday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level up 04 from Friday Canyon Dam discharge 244 cfs Canyon Lake inflow 183 cfs Canyon Lake level feet above sea level New Braunfels Utilities NBU reports pumping million gal lons of surface water Monday and gallons of well water Area cools off by weeks end Today Cloudy with rain likely Highs near 60 mid 50s Tuesday night cloudy with a chance ofshowers Lows near 50 mid 40s Wednesday Decreas ing clouds Highs in the upper 60s Wednesday night partly cloudy Lows in the 30s to near 40 Thursday Fair skies and cold Highs in the 50s to near 60 Friday and Saturday Mostly clear and cold Lows in the 30s Highs in the 50s to near 60 meets tonight New Braunfels Planning Commission will meet at today at the municipal building 424 S Castell Public hearings include a special use permit to allow a recreational park at 1510 Gruene Road and the proposed rezoning of approximately 19 acres of land east of Rolling Valley Subdivision Fraternal Order of Eagles shares spirit The Holiday River of Lights Sharing the Spirit organization chosen for today was Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2999 This nonprofit organization will supply two workers to staff the display from 6 to today and hand out informa tion In return the organization will receive 50 cents per vehi cle that passes through Cypress Bend Park tonight Cheer Fund grows The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung continues to raise money for its annual Christmas Cheer Fund to purchase food baskets for the needy Dona tions will be accepted at the HeraldZeitung office 707 Landa St Checks also can be mailed to the HeraldZeitung Recent contributions include Anonymous Salvation Army Serv Unit of New Braunfels Robert and Patsy Vann New total Region title countdown NB shows its spirit Seniors Cody Guthrie Brian Lee Kliff Kingsbury and Josh Salge sign their names Monday to the back wall of McBees BarBQue HeraldZeitung photo by Susan Jakobsen Restaurant puts team slogan on its back wall By MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor anything is possible for those who believe the New Braunfels Unicorn football team should have good fortune this weekend with the support of an entire com munity behind it The Unicorns 121 will face the MacArthur Brahmas 112 in the Region IV5A finals at 1 Saturday at Alamo Stadium in San Antonio McBees BarBQue at Lan da and Walnut has its support painted on the back wall of its business The Bible verse Any thing is possible for he who Mark not only is emblazoned on the teams shirts but also across the wall behind McBees Its not always popular to use scripture but since the team has a Bible verse on the back of their shirts I thought it was McBees owner Todd Byrd said He offered die use of the wall which was painted by Tasha Hen ry Jessica Sullivan Celeste Salge Photo submitted The NBHS Unicorns took their slogan from a Bible verse Mark and that slogan now can be seen on the back of McBees BarBQue Really the com munity has been behind us the whole year and that means a lot to us as a quarterback Kliff Kingsbury Jerald Schroeder and Faye Sulli van Most of the work was tackled on Saturday just one day after the Unicorns defeated Harlingen 3121 in Corpus Christi On Monday football players signed their names on the wall Senior Brian Lee a linebacker for the Unicorns said the support demonstrated by McBees showed the community was behind the team If were succeeding then the whole community benefits from he observed Senior quarterback Kliff Kings bury echoed those sentiments Really the community has been behind us the whole year and that means a lot to us as a he said Faye Sullivan who was putting finishing touches on the wall Monday evening said she hoped other businesses would follow McBees example Maybe it will encourage other businesses in town to show their support for the team in some she said New Braunfels Unicorns vs WHEN 1 Saturday WHERE Alamo Stadium not the Alamodome in San Antonio Go south on Interstate 35 take Loop 1604 West to 281 281 south to Hildebrand Avenue Turn right on Hildebrand and then left on Tuleta TICKETS On sale from 8 to 3 Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 1 Friday COST Reserved section not seats general student at the f SEATING Visitors side Call 6256271 for information CISD calls for checkup of operations Taxpayers asked to provide input By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor Comal Independent School District has asked for a complete checkup and the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is the doctor Input from CISD patrons and employees might help determine whether the doctor is in On Nov 18 CISD superintendent Jerry Major mailed the comp trollers office a request for a Texas School Per formance Review TSPR or management basically to get a set of outside eyes to come in and look at all our Major said A TSPR is the sort of exhaustive review of operations that corpora tions and government entities hire consultants to do When Major decided a management audit was a good idea he considered the possi bility of hiring a consultant We felt that it was too cost he said The comptrollers office does that service for a limited number of school districts each year at no cost to the dis tricts said TSPR project manager Betty Russell Turn to GISD Page 2 How to get your voice heard Comal Independent School District patrons and employees can write to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in support of a Texas School Perfor mance Review at John Sharp Comptroller of Public Accounts Box13528 Austin TX 787113528 Gravel trail leads lawmen to suspects From staff reports A trail of stolen gravel led lawmen to two suspects who allegedly took gravel that belonged to the state highway department Comal County Sheriffs Office received a report Sat urday afternoon that two men were seen loading grav el into a pickup truck on county property The gravel belonged to the State of Texas the report said Deputies followed a trail of gravel through several streets to a house on Walnut Falls in the Horseshoe Falls subdivision the report said There they saw gravel in the pickup and on the driveway of the house Comal County Sheriffs deputies arrested a 39year old New Braunfels man at Saturday for theft of less than The New Braunfels man also was charged with motion to provoke probation He was booked into Comal County Jail Saturday and posted bond Sunday The other man admitted to stealing the gravel and was issued a citation reports showed EAA prepares for Dec 11 public hearing in New Braunfels BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer If you or your company applied for a well permit to use water from the Edwards Aquifer you probably should attend a public hearing on Dec 11 in the Annex Building at the county courthouse in New Braunfels The meeting begins at 6 in the Com missioners Court Meeting room on the third floor The Edwards Aquifer Authority will listen to comments from well permit applicants con cerning the proposed regulations of water usage If you want to review the regulations before the hearing make sure you have plenty of time The proposed regulations are about 200 pages long Well owners who applied for permits to use water from the Edwards Aquifer include 971 municipalities industries and irrigators through out Central and South Texas The rules govern how permit applications will be processed and how the EAA will calculate withdrawal amounts handle water rights transfers and manage proposed permit holders authorized withdrawals over the next three years according to EAA officials These proposed rules will allow us to review all applications said Greg Ellis EAA general manager The main goals of this process are to follow the statute that is our guideline for regulating withdrawals to give everyone a fair hearing and to create a water market to help meet the regions future water The proposed rules which will be published after public approval may be found in the Nov issue of the Texas Register available at Dittlinger Memorial Library 373 Magazine near the magazine section Others may access it on the Internet at or can obtain copies of the rules from the EAA by calling Municipal industrial and irrigation users of the Edwards Aquifer were required by Dec 30 1996 to file for an initial regular permit based on water use for each year from 1972 to 1993 The EAA received 971 applications from those users for more than acrefeet of water Through the application review process the max imum amount and projected statutory minimums are expected to be lower than the original claims according to EAA officials After final reviews of the rules are completed applicants will receive a proposed permit amount Applicants then may protest the amount the Turn to EAA Page 2 City agrees to participate in labor survey BY SUSAN JAKOBSEN Staff Writer The city of New Braunfels and the economic development committee agreed to help fund a threecounty study to measure the available labor pool City funds totaling which includes a contribution from the EDC have been approved for a labor survey to be conducted by Pathfinders a Dallas firm for the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the city of Seguin The survey will be conducted in Comal Hays and Guadalupe counties Results from the survey will be available in the spring A company planning to expand its operations from California to New Braunfels will be one of the first to benefit from the study Managers from Palo Alto Design Group an industrial design group from Palo Alto are negotiat ing to buy land near the Coleman Company on FarmtoMarket 306 The results of the survey will aid Palo Alto Design Group in its efforts to hire local residents according to Michael Meek GNBCC president According to city documents the Seguin Economic Development Corp approved for Seguin and Guadalupe Countys share of the sur vey cost and San Marcos currently is allocating toward the survey City documents reveal that Palo Alto Design Group will create 70 to 80 jobs Turn to City Page 2 Wassailfest HeraldZeitung photo by Susan Flynt England Joe Camareno of New Braunfels Utilities hangs the Wassailfest ban ner In downtown New Braunfels Monday Wassailfest is slated from 6 to 9 Thursday In the citys downtown area Tax committee takes another look at Texas system Page 3
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