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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY April 2001 18 pagcs in 2 8ectons HERALDZEITUNG 138 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Park celebrates roots on Arbor Day BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer To the we return to Vivian Allen quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson as city gar den club members and city resi dents quietly celebrated the beauty of trees Friday in a corner of Landa Mayor Stoney Williams officially declared the day Arbor Day with a The proclamation noted the citys status as a Tree City a designation given to cities by the National Arbor Day To mark the the Parks and Recreation Department planted a Burr Oak donated by the Guada Coma Garden Club in honor of former city gar dener Raymond It was a surprise for Zavala Zavala retired from the parks ZAVALA department in December after 26 He said he could not find words to thank everyone involved with the He wants to spend time with his family and work around his but he said he would lend a hand with more tree Ill If they ask me for I sure he Arboretum Committee member Dolores Schumann recalled Zavalas willingness to help fellow nature He always had a smile and a helping hand with the geese fol lowing behind she JESSIE Everyone from the mayor to the geese wanted in on Fridays city celebration of Arbor sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and area garden Making waves Lake residents at odds with GBRA over withdrawal plan CHRIS GuadalupeBlanco River Authority General Manager Bill West answers a question using a map of the Canyon Lake area during a meeting with Canyon Lake residents Thursday BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Canyon Lake area engineers believe GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys storage calculations do not hold They and some Canyon Lake resi dents are upset with the GBRAs plans to remove more water from the Residents worry taking the water away from Canyon Lake will hurt business and The group plans to present its case to the New Braunfels City Council when it meets Monday to ask the council to oppose the river authoritys The Canyon Lake Business men conducted a public forum Thurs day at Papa Docks Cafe to address water GBRA representatives were present to answer questions about their request to the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission for an additional acrefeet of water from the An acrefoot equals roughly gallons of enough to supply a family of five for one The river authority currently has a Meeting The Canyon Lake Businessmen will meet at 7 May 3 at Canyon Lake Recreation Center to organize for a May 9 Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission hearing on the GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys water Call 830 9073616 for TNRCC permit to draw acre feet from the Fred GBRA deputy told residents the lakes level would remain at 909 mean sea Reports in other area media said the lakes level would change by at least 10 Blumeberg said this was not We dont want the level at 890 or he We want this lake as full as you The 909 level is a required level to manage the resource during Blumeberg said the lake currently maintained this level 50 percent of the time at the acrefeet water With the additional withdraw and impounded water from the lakes level would maintain the 909 msl about 42 percent of the Were not just taking water Blumeburg Were impounding more Blumeburg said the river authority and the city of Seguin accomplished this by subordinating water rights This means no water will pass through for hydroelectric Blumeburg also said during the 1996 the lakes level dropped about 6 But the next the lake recharged at a high enough vol ume to fill two Bob lake resident and engi said his own calculations of lake levels during the 1990s did not match I was seeing some pretty scary Rogers He said his calculations indicated the lake remained at the 909 level only 10 percent of the time at the acrefoot See City taps NB resident for engineers job BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels resident Michael Short will become the new city City Manager Mike Shands said Short was one of five can didates for the which has been open since Bolner was fired in Short will start work on May Shands He has an enormous amount of drainage experi Shands It was a key He spent the last four or five years addressing drainage issues and He also has good communi cation Short just moved to the area from Shands He has family living nearby in Short works as a project engineer and manag er for Consort developing a masterplan community north of He is respon sible for the street and drainage designs for the pro according to his From May 1994 until Sep tember Short worked as a project engineer for Pen List of candidates for the city attorneys tacore He worked with the municipal flood control agencies of Las Clark North Las Henderson and Boulder His resume also lists his work with regional the Federal Emer gency Management Agency and the Clark County Flood Control Short graduated from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas with a bachelor of sci ence degree in mechanical He is a licensed professional engineer in Nevada and Shorts name was part of a list of applicants received by the HeraldZeitung Thursday Shands initially balked at releasing the names to the public and agreed only after the news paper threatened the city with legal Under the Texas Public Information the names and qualifications of appli cants for municipal jobs are open for public Council sets shuttle fees at per seat BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council voted at a workshop Thurs day to charge for each seat on the vehicles used to shuttle people from the public river exits back to their Council met with outfitters and the River Activities Committee to discuss fund ing measures for the citys riv er management which includes increased law enforcement and better litter the River Activ ities Committee recommend ed a charge of for each sea which would net the city abimt for the river management The cur reijtfee at the first vehicle and for each vehicle after There was some concern that everyone was paying the same regardless of City Manager Mike Shands 1 radio station present candidate forum today The HeraldZeitung and KGNB Radio New Braunfels will present a Braunfels City Council candidate forum from 9 to today on the air at KGNB AM Panelists will be HZ managing edi tor Margaret Edmonson and KGNB news director David Moderator wiU be Rpn are invited tci call and ticipate in the INSIDE Balloon enthusiasts full of hot m In the HeraldZeitung KeyCode76 Officer Dad knew little about girls health BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A Williamson County Sheriffs detective wept Friday as she described the condi tion of a 7yearold girl at the center of a child injury Sheriffs Belinda Thompson also testified that Joseph the suspect father in the seemed to be out of touch with the condition of his Heiser and his Yevette of Liberty are accused of injuring and endangering the child by nearly starving her to death and felling to find her prop er medical recently promoted to lieu was a detective sergeant who investigated an allegation on that then 7yearold daughter was being abused and neglect Thompson is an eightyear veteran who spent three years investigating child abuse she told the jury in Judge Billy Ray Stubblefields 26th Judicial District j The detective paid she arrived at Lib erty Hill Elementary School that after noon to meet with school who detailed their concerns about the The detective had investigated many   

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