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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW HERALD PELS Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers with addresses ending In or 9 can water today before 9 and after 7 Well users with address es ending In 6 or 7 can water today before 10 and after 8 NG Vol 149 No 195 14 pages in 2 sections August 10 2000 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Signs of support NB standing behind troopers family BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer New Braunfels is showing its support for the family of slain Trooper Randall W Vet ter with more than just words The Rev Dr Charles DeHaven who will preside over Vetters funeral Friday at St Paul Lutheran Church described the preparations for the funeral as one gigantic team from the funeral to the reception afterward Verier died Monday after he was shot during a traffic stop this past week Weve had such an over whelming response from restaurants and grocery stores and eating establishments that a lot of the major food items have been donated for the reception DeHaven said The church has received many calls from people offer ing to donate food and asking what they can do to help If people want to partici pate with food were suggest ing they bring cakes and cook ies or vegetable DeHaven said He asked people to focus on nonperishable items or food that did riot have to be refrig erated The reception will take place at the New Braunfels Civic Center and DeHaven said food should be taken there on Friday not to the church The funeral which begins at 10 Friday at the church on Santa Clara Street should last about an hour Then DeHaven said the funeral pro cession should take an hour to go from the church to Comal Cemetery where Vetter will be buried Traffic in this town is going to be worse than it he said Many people will have arrived at the cemetery before others even leave the He advised those who wish to take food to the reception to K JESSIE Flowers cards mementoes were joined by this wooden cross at the site where Department of Public Safety Trooper Randall W Vetter of New Braunfels suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head on Aug 3 near Kyle Vetter died Monday in an Austin hospi photo Interstate 35 overpasses between Kyle and Austin were decorated with twotone blue bows in memory of Vetter make appropriate plans based on the traffic situation They wont be able to cross town for about an he said People and businesses have donated tea coffee eating utensils and meat he said Its all the restaurants in town Everybody has con DeHaven said There hasnt been a soul in town that has turned us down Vetters cousin murdered 14 years ago BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer The family of Trooper Randall W Vetter knows tragedy as no one should Vetter 28 died this week after he was shot in the head during a traffic stop off Interstate 35 near Kyle on Aug 3 But this isnt the first time the Vetter family has lost a loved one to violence On Sept 4 1986 Vetters cousin Donna Lynn Vetter was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in her San Antonio apartment Her par ents Virginia and Jerome Vetter live just outside New Braunfels I would never have wished that what we went through that some member of our family had to go through the same Mrs Vetter said Donna Lynn turned 22 on Aug less than a month before her death The Vetters described Donna Lynn as a quiet shy who had her nose in the She graduated 31 st in her class at New Braunfels High School ovit of more than 300 students In school she always tried to break her own record of reading the library See FUNERAL SERVICE A funeral ser vice will begin at 10 Friday at the St Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels Interment will follow in the Comal Cemetery New Braunfels Residents to show their respect during the funeral procession by com ing outside and standing on the sidewalks along San Antonio and Common streets Visitation will take place from 2 to 9 today at Zoeller Funeral Home BLUE RIBBONS New Braunfels Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association asks that everyone dis play blue ribbons to show support for the Vetter family and local law enforce ment Ribbons are available free at HeraldZeitung 707 Landa Color Express 193 Antonio New Braunfels Police Department 1488S Comal County Sheriffs Office 3005 W San Antonio KGNBKNBT Radio 1540 Loop 337 Municipal Building 424 S Castell and New Braunfels Public Library Commerce St Get lapel ribbons at St Paul Lutheran Church 181 S Santa Clara Ave CHRIS Construction workers continue work on a new entrance to Smithson Valley High School on Wednesday but it will not be ready for the first day of school Monday SVHS road construction still ongoing BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer A new entrance to Smith son Valley High School to alleviate traffic jams on Texas 46 will not ready for the first day of school Mon day so students will have to adjust to a new traffic pattern later this fall For the time being traffic patterns at the school will remain the same with stu dents entering and exiting from the main driveway on Texas 46 SVHS principal Brad Williams said Were going to try to keep the new entrance just for afterschool hours right Williams said A traffic officer will be at the scene next week to con trol traffic when school starts Comal Independent School District has finished construction of a second entrance to the campus on Smithson Valley Road just south of Texas 46 and north of the schools back entrance But the Texas Department of Transportation still is working on improvements to Smithson Valley Road Texas 46 and FarmtoMarket 3159 including widening the lanes and adding decelera tion and acceleration lanes Greg Malatek resident engineer with the TxDOT New Braunfels office said the departments work should be completed by midOcto ber Right now theyre extend ing box culverts and widen ing 46 and widening the intersections at Smithson Valley Road Texas 46 and a portion of FM he said Once its all done the whole goal is to move traffic from the main entrance on See No left turns Effective Thuradav Augutt NO LEFT TURNS OFF OF FM725 TO INTERSTATE CHRIS Starting today motorists will not be allowed to make left turns from FarmtoMarket Road 725 onto Interstate 35 Motorists are asked to use the Walnut and Texas 46 intersections to get on I35 GBRA San Antonio Water System vying for Bulverde BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer BULVERDE The little western Comal County city whose officials sometimes believed their troubles went nearly unnoticed in the big picture also is in die middle of a tug of war between a pair of giants the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and the San Antonio Water System SAWS has expressed interest in help ing Bulverde by building a water sys tem to be owned by the city that would be managed for a fee by SAWS The GBRA would like to see SAWS BARTON and Bexar Met ropolitan Water District provider of water for Bulverde Hills subdivision move back south over the Bexar county line and out of the zone the leg islature has empow ered GBRA to serve Bulverde has sought to buy 400 acre feet per year of water from Canyon See INSIDE Key Code 76 EAA modifies Stage III restrictions FROM STAFF REPORTS The Edwards Aquifer Author ity board approved Tuesday an amendment to Stage III water restrictions that will allow the of use handheld hoses handheld buckets soaker hoses or prop erly installed drip irrigation sys tems for landscape watering The EEA directors approved Tuesday the amendment to the Emergency Drought Manage ment Rules for 2000 to allow limited landscape watering from 3 to 8 and from 8 to 10 only on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday Sprinkler irrigation will be allowed once every two weeks based on the last digit of the address In addition all landscape watering with any type of sprin kler system would be prohibited should springflow at Comal Springs decline to 150 cubic feet per second The amend ment applies to all residential and commercial landscape watering Currently well users are under Stage I restrictions and can water one day per week from midnight to 10 and 8 to mid night The day a customer can water corresponds to the last dig it in their property address Stage II watering restrictions will be triggered when the J17 Index Well fails to 640 feet above mean sea level The J17 well is the indicator of the water level in the Edwards Aquifer for the San Antonio area The J17 well level Wednesday was feet above mean sea level Stage 11 restrictions allow land scape watering one day a week but watering hours would be reduced to 3 to 8 and from 8 to 10
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