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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas                                New ELS Water Restrictions NBU customers whose addresses end with a last digit of or 9 can water today between 7 and 9 Well users cannot water today HERALDZEITUNG Vol 149 No 126 52 pages in 5 sections May 14 2000 INSIDE Super Mom Serving Co 1852 A mothers job is never done In celebration of Mothers Day one mother of nine shares her feelings on motherhood and Sports Scott Wilson makes a good showing for New Braunfels in state track and field meet The Unicorn thrower finished in sixth Rate increase New Braunfels Utilities power bills are increasing this summer Find out how much more youll be 6B WEATHER Cloudy thats the forecast for the next several days with fog developing late tonight Expect highs to reach into the 90s with lows near 70 A slight chance of thunderstorms near Thursday INDEX Week Thirtyfour years ago Albert Mannie set a New Braunfels High School long jump record that still stands today What he learned about the community in those days of desegregation changed the way he looked at his hometown A blessed life BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer About the only time Albert Mannie sees the long jump pit behind New Braunfels High School now is when hes there to watch a ball game It wasnt always that way He used to just about live there A few nights ago he visited again wearing sandals and feeling the sand between his toes He looked over the grandstands the football field and the modern rubberized track that replaced the pavement and cinders he remembers But those things arent what Mannie sees when he looks across the football field today He looks across more than 30 years as well and sees an impor tant part of his past an important of New Braunfels past Because Albert Mannie now 52 was an important NBHS athlete in the early 1960s He was a track star who won the long jump event at the 1966 state track meet in Corpus Christi setting an NBHS record at 234 The following week he won the state AAA long jump at Memorial Stadium in Austin with a winning jump of 22 feet inches Mannie came home a champion Kids are taller now and faster than we used to be I think someone will beat my long jump record soon Albeit Mannie RON Albert Mannie stands before the New Braunfels High School long jump pit Mannie talked this week about his life his school days and growing up in New Braunfels Above Mannie was captured in mid air during a jump he made in high school Photo submitted Eighthgrader Albert Mannie dressed for football in a photo taken in his familys living room The school record listed as 234 still stands today 34 years later He was a basketball player a base ball player he was a football player and he was black which in Texas in the late 1950s and early 1960s is a more important part of his story than Mannie might say if asked I dont want to raise any hurt or bad he said Ive been blessed in my He didnt get to go to a major col lege although during his injury shortened college career he competed with and beat some of those colleges best athletes in track events around Texas He didnt go on to a highly paid flashy professional career with star dom and sneaker endorsements either The fates dealt him a tour in the Navy where he met his wife Chequita Then he came home where hes been ever since doing the most important job any man has ever had being a good husband and a good father to his two daughters Tamala and Cherita and his threemonthold granddaughter Ladayza I used to come up here on Sundays See niacts We want to do every thing we can to help conserve the watering restrictions BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer The City of New Braunfels decided Friday to enact its own set of watering restrictions on the heels of drought measures recently approved by the Edwards Aquifer Authority to help alleviate strain on the aquifer Figuring out exactly when to water and with what could become dizzying for area residents so the following is a simple breakdown of which rules apply to whom New Braunfels Utilities municipal water cus tomers whose addresses end with or 2 can water on Tuesdays and Saturdays 3 or 4 can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays 5 can water on Wednesdays and Sundays and or 9 can water on Thursdays and Sundays NBU cus tomers are not allowed to water between 9 and 7 except if using a hand held hose soaker hose bucket or drip irriga tion system Water cannot be used to clean driveways or sidewalks and no wasting of water is permitted at any time said Gretchen Reuwer NBU man ager of customer relations and communications We want to do everything we can to help conserve the Reuwer said Comal County residents who have wells on the Edwards Aquifer still will be required to abide by the Authoritys drought management restric tions The allocated watering day for residents with wells in accordance with the last digit of the property address are as follows 0 or 1 can water on Mondays 2 or 3 can water on Tuesdays 4 or 5 can water on Wednesdays 6 or 7 can water on Thursdays and 8 or 9 can water on Fridays The Authoritys rules allow landscape water ing between midnight and 10 and from 8 to midnight on the designated day Watering with a hand held hose or bucket or a soaker hose is not prohibited at any time The citys conservation measures are part of a regional effort to protect the aquifer and the nat ural resources dependent on the Comal Springs flow NBU general manager Paula DiFonzo said We have been encouraged the last few years with growing recognition and understanding of the benefits of transition to alternate water sup plies both from the EAA staff and she said Other communities including New Braun fels have implemented reuse water programs strong conservation measures and are explor ing resources and Gretchen Reuwer NBU spokeswoman City residents dispute safety of apartments Some say homes are OK city argues problems arent visible Editors note Comments from several apartment residents inter viewed were translated by city official Michael Resendez because they did not speak Eng BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Esperanza Lopez has worked hard during the past 10 years to make her apartment at 160 Rosedale Avenue a home She repainted the walls and put down carpet in the living room and two bedrooms all at her own expense The apartment is clean This is the first part of a series on the Rosedale Apartments For schedule of stories see 9A and uncluttered with curtains hanging on the windows Family pictures floral arrangements and other home decorations hang on the freshly painted walls and rest on the bookshelves Lopez who lives in the apart ment with her husband PERI Esperanza Lopez left shows Michael Resendez legal assistant for trie city of New Braunfels the improvements shes made on her home Problems at Rosedale have persisted 20 years BY HEATHER TODD AND PERI STONEPALMQUIST Staff Writers New Braunfels Housing Authority and city officials say conditions at the Rosedale Apartments have been below standard for the past 20 years but the city has not taken action to bring the complex into code compli ance until now Mayor protern Juan Luis Martinez who represents the district where the apartments are located said he had See   

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