New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 18, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 18, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW ELS Wafer FtartrletloM New Breunfefi UWIttes cus can or 7 HERALI ZRITUNG Vol 149 No 129 14 pages in 2 sections May 18 2000 WORD encourages safety Jomal County since 1852 50 cents BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer A wild ride down the Guadalupe River Memorial Day weekend could culminate in a rather unpleasant trip to the Comal Coun ty Jail for residents and tourists who disre gard the law board members of the Water Oriented Recreation District said After a successful run last year the second tourist season armed with beefed up security means the banks will be crawling with law enforcement officers ready to snatch troublemakers off the river To ensure the holiday weekend flows as smoothly as possible the board approved a protocol for the Comal County Sheriffs Office Wednesday evening that encour aged the enforcement of the districts statutes ordinances and rules WORD man ager George Cushanick said Rules that will be strictly enforced include no plastic foam on the river and no glass of which violators could be cited or arrested for by Sheriffs deputies the board said Tubers enjoy weather on the Guadalupe River File Photo Local eatery is cookin Owners of Huisache Grill honored BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Huisache Grill was hustlin and bustlin at 10 Wednesday as Don and Lynn Forres and the rest of the staff prepared for their 11 opening and their customarily slammin and jammin lunch for the locals But the public beat the path to their door early in the form of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc with banners plaques and placards proclaiming the Forres family as this citys Small Busi ness Person of the Year They and their business are the 11th winners of the award in New Braun fels Last year the honor went to Car ol Johnson of Johnson Furniture the year before to Randy Vanstory of Quick Align Wednesdays recognition came just two days after the Forreses were given the Chair of the Board award at Mon days chamber luncheon for their effort to revitalize downtown Two separate chamber committees decided the two honors The Forreses have operated Huisache Grill since late 1994 This is just so unexpected and said Lynn Forres after the award party dropped into the restaurant We just couldnt have done See RON Don Forres left and Lynn Forres right owners of Huisache Grill in downtown New Braunfels accept the Small Business Person of the Year Award from Richard Smith middle and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc Design for pipeline approved Project would supply water to western Comal County BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer GuadalupeBlanco River Authority board of directors came one step closer Wednesday to completion of a more than million treated water supply project that would deliver muchneeded water to western Comal County The board at its regular meeting gave the thumbs up to a project design study necessary for die proposed 43mile pipeline and a treatment plant on the south side of Canyon Lake said David Welsch GBRA project development director Theres been a lot of Welsch said Now we can proceed to define the actual pipeline route make size and unit cost estimates and work on other things to keep the project moving The Western Comal Treated Water Supply project is designed to hit crucial delivery areas along a route than runs from Canyon Lake down FarmtoMarket Road 3159 and then in a western direction to the Bulverde area Fair Oaks Ranch and Boerne Welsch said The project also will supply water to residents outofdis trict and contracts already have been signed with the San Antonio Water System the San Antonio River Authority SARA and the Bexar Metropolitan Water Dis trict The Bexar county water customers will use and pay for water not required indistrict immediately with the provi sion that the supply will be returned as needed said Judy Gardner GBRA director of communication and educa tion The Bexar county agreements also will provide an eco nomically feasible firm water supply to inbasin customers such as Bulverde area residents Gardner said GBRA also is negotiating contracts for the water supply with the Comal Independent School District potential developments and other critical service areas Welsch said I would anticipate those contracts will be signed with in 60 he said The 10milliongallonperday treatment plant included in the project will deliver about acrefeet of water per year to customers from a diversion point at Canyon Lake Gardner said and system capacity could be increased with the additional contracts The treatment plant also is designed to provide relief to Bulverde area residents who have relied heavily on the See Oldest public camp on Comal River will celebrate 90th anniversary Friday BY ERIN MAQRUDER Staff Writer Nestled in a horseshoe bend and shad ed by ancient cypress and pecan trees The Other Place Resort is rich in history After all it is the oldest public camp along the banks of the Comal River Originally Camp Giesecke the resort will celebrate its 90th anniversary at Friday with a ribbon cutting cere mony and dedication of a new cottage named after a longtime guest of the vacation spot at 385 Other Place Drive The New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Inc also will be on hand at the celebration to honor Jerome Zubik of College Station who for 60 years made an annual summer trek to the resort with his family Four generations of the Zubik family will help dedicate the new threestory cottage called Zubik which was designed to resemble the original cottage built in 1908 by late Texas University professor Ernst Giesecke Giesecke used the property as a sum mer retreat for his architecture students to gain valuable handson experience in projects such as the building of a dam Barry and Sarah Shea with fiveyear old daughter Regan worked hard to get the feel of an old lodge for their newly built cabin using bunk beds high ceilings old fixtures and more K JESSIE HeraWZeitung INSIDE Original movies by SVHS students light up theater BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO wasnt a flashy Hol lywood premiere with bigname celebrities red carpet and bright lights And you couldnt say the 10 aun on a Wednesday with a handful of people in the off without a hitch During the premiere of one short film a technical problem made the picture jump every few seconds Even so the audience watched the remain ing 11 minutes of the includ ed and tto This indeed was a movie premiere where critics and artiste walked away happy because the directors were Smithson Wley High School students in Soy groves film class ing producing and editing their own films Management at AMC Huebner Oaks The ater in San Antonio opened one of the state oftheart stadiumseat theaters 10 the stu on a short film about a young mans attempts to renew a relationship with his father Erickson said he idea for the movie start ed with a lawnmower which was used in the film as a symbol of the fatherson relation ship The idea for the movie was land of ran dom But we knew we wanted a Shuttsaid Erickson said the idea for the movie It was awesome jjBior Trimn Stoitt mid after watching the flhn he helped produce month period until it finally evolved into the 12minute film The editing takes a lot of he said Hirgrwe laid itudeatt grouped and pro duced three films as am project Students also had the option of writ ing research papers or producing a film by themselves One movie produced by senior Daniel Keller featured a character named Beach Ball who incidentally was a beach ball who fights die villain and wins the girl Keller has been accepted to the University of Texas at Austin School of tions where he plans to study wdio television and film The other film was a documentary about the SVHS campus and students Hargrove has taught the film class every semttter for toe past two vewe but ht laid ;