New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 8, 2000

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 08, 2000

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Air Quality Health Alert Day Reduce emissions by carpooling and avoiding unnecessary driving today Water Restrictions New Braunfels Utilities customers cannot water today Weir users with addresses end ing In 8 or 9 can water today after 8 HERALD UNG Vol 149 No 220 16 pages in 2 sections September 8 2000 FRIDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Celebrate reading New Braunfels world mark International Literacy Day today BY JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Once a week Frieda Lively a former USAA employee drives to the New Braunfels Public Library and sounds out letters and words in one of the facilitys two private study rooms A lifelong fan of books Lively has been a reading tutor for INSIDE Raising a successful Top 25 books for 8A a Comal County literacy organiza tion for three years t real ly enjoy being able to help oth er people learn the love of Lively said The tutor and her stu dent hooked up via a tri county effort to increase literacy levels in Guadalupe Comal and Kendall counties Today is International Literacy Day an event created to highlight the role of literacy in commu nities as well as the importance of basic litera cy skills The event is endorsed by the National Institute for Literacy According to the National Institute for Lit eracy about 5 million adults are functionally illiterate meaning they cannot perform tasks that require the simplest read ing writing and math skills There are some abysmal statistics regarding illitera cy seven in 10 prisoners perform at the lowest liter acy levels three out of four food stamp recipients read at the two lowest lev els and 43 percent of the adults at the lowest litera cy levels live in poverty Last year the federal government spent million on adult educa tion almost double what they had invested the year before VerNel Martinez leads See K JESSIE Miles Young looks for a book of his choice in the New Braunfels Public Library Thursday afternoon while his mom searches for more challenging literary works for Miles and his brother Parker to read Newspapers link real world to classroom BY BETTY TAYLOR Features Editor Teachers already know local newspa pers are wonderful learning tools The newspaper teaches skills in lan guage arts social studies mathematics science problem solving and Texas his tory On Jan 7 TVTTT 1998 The Heralcl Zeitung started deliv For information about the Herald Zeitungs Newspaper in Education program contact Kathy Lehmann at 625 9144 K JESSIE Parker Young gets in some light reading at the library while he waits for his mother enng more than newspapers to 154 class rooms in local schools in its News papers in Education program Today the program continues School has just begun and already the Herald Zeitung has received requests from 45 teachers meaning students will receive a copy of the New Braunfels Her aldZeitung one day a week during the school year 1 expect the numbers this year will surpass said Kathy Lchmunn See Council takes up alcohol ban petition today Outfitters keeping close scrutiny on meetings outcome BY Jo LEE FERGUSON Staff Writer Felger will watch todays decision on a proposed river alcohol ban closely Felger owns Felger Toob Rental in New Braun fels but his interest in the FELGER issue is not based on his business The point is that its another right that is trying to be taken away from Felger said Felger said he already was talk ing with his attorney and warned there would be legal ramifica tions if city council approves the ban Council meets at today to consider a petition with almost names of people WHATS UP WHO New Braunfels City Council WHAT Special meeting WHEN today WHERE Council chambers municipal building 424 S Castell Ave WHY To consider a petition supporting an ordinance that would cre ate a central river busi ness district and ban alcohol within that district who want to vote on an alcohol ban on local rivers The city sec retarys office is working to veri fy the signatures before todays meeting The council meets in the New Braunfels Municipal Building Council Chambers 424 S Castell Ave See EAA to announce tougher restrictions FROM STAFF REPORTS The Edwards Aquifer Author ity is expected to declare more watering restrictions today The authority reported Thurs day that the flow at the Comal Springs declined to 150 cubic feet per second on Wednesday The Fish and Wildlife Ser vice has set 150 cfs as the level at which endangered species in the springs are at risk Under emergency restrictions expected to be announced today lawn sprinkling will not be allowed and handheld hose soaker hose or drip irrigation sys tems can be used for plants or home foundation New Braunfels Utilities water customers will not be affected by the announcement because New Braunfels has a surface water treatment plant However NBU spokeswoman Gretchen Reuwer said Stage IV water restrictions could be on the hori zon for NBU customers The Edwards Aquifer level was at feet above sea level Thursday a twotenths of a foot drop from Wednesday she said The mayor can implement Stage IV restrictions when the level drops below 632 feet Reuwer said the aquifer level was dropping up to a foot a day Its kind of a steady she said New Braunfels could be look ing at Stage IV restrictions by Monday unless the area gets some rain she said People should start anticipat ing going to more severe restric tions in New Braunfels as she said Stage IV would restrict water ing to once a week based on a persons address NBU was granted a variance from the state that allows it to implement its own water restric tions instead of following the aquifer authoritys restrictions However Reuwer cautioned NBU customers that the aquifer authority still could ticket NBU customers for violating NBUs watering restrictions Chamber brings Mardi Gras to Canyon Lake Saturday BY DANA JONES HeraldZeitung Correspondent Today is the last chance to buy a ticket to the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras affording the ticket holder a chance to motor away in a new red pickup truck The chambers third annual fund raiser will be Saturday at Windjammers in Startzville with Ponty Bone entertaining The buyer of a 100 ticket also has a chance of winning a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT The chamber increased the odds of winning by limiting tickets to 200 Seventeen door prizes valued at 100 or more will be awarded from the ticket box under the security of the sheriffs representative Windjammers will serve Cajun shrimp boil oysters on the halfshell red beans and duty rice plus Cajun standing roast beef Tickets are still available and can be bought by today at the chamber office on FarmtoMarket 2673 between Sattler and Startzville Tickets will not be sold at the door For information call the chamber offices 830 9642223 INSIDE Abby 5A Classifieds Comics 3B Crossword 5A Forum 6A 4A Movies 5A Obituaries 3A Sports Todav 2A Stocks 5A Key Code Easement program meets opposition BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer People interested in conserva tion easements as a way of pro tecting open property from sub division and development heard plenty about them pro and con in Commissioners Court Thursday County commissioners invited Carolyn Scheffer with Texas Parks and Wildlife and Julie Shack elford of the American Farmland Trust to speak to preserving open or farmland by deeding over development rights to nonprofit land trusts In Texas about acres are now protected by conserva tion easements through arrange ments with 34 land trusts that operate in this state Legislation enabling the con servation easements in Texas passed in 1983 but the real move ment in them in this state has occurred only over the past five years or so Scheffer said Why now she asked Because a lot of things pressure us such as issues of sprawl This is a fairly new response to some of these The crowd that nearly filled the courtroom was very interested and in some cases very skeptical The pair was invited to speak during a workshop at the behest of County Judge Danny Scheel dur ing a time when the county is exploring development and water issues In granting a conservation ease ment a property owner essential ly deeds over certain property rights such as the right to fur ther development to a non profit land trust Scheffer told the audience conservation easements See ;