New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 13, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

May 13, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Baseball Smithson Valley Rangers advance to the quarterfinals/IB Lifestyle Happy Mother’s Day./1 C liiinii .mhvlilc rn KST AVWLABli COPY    NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile See what it’s like to be behind the wheel./lnside SUNDAY May 13, 2001 30 pages in 4 sections ^30 pages in 4 secti< Herald-Zeitung r " ......................'..... .......-— —........................... Vol. 150 No. 157 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 W>............-.A.. ■ .aa,,^y..-Ai v -iii $1.00 New Braunfels organizations honor the father of Texas botany on his 200th birthday By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer Roots in history Ferdinand Lindheimer, 1801-1879 Despite Ferdinand Lindheimer’s mark on Texas, botany and New Braunfels, no monument stands to honor his memory. But that will change soon — thanks to efforts of the New Braunfels Garden Club. After a year of planning, the club plans to unveil a model of a proposed monument to the “Father of Texas Botany” and newspaper publisher during birthday celebrations May 21. Dolores Schumann, events coordinator for the garden club, started the drive for the monument to Lindheimer, a man who significantly shaped the local community. “I brought this up a year ago,” Schumann said, pointing out a Herald-Zeitung article from May 28, 2000. “We’ve planned this for a while. Now, all we need is the money to make it a reality. It takes quite a bit, but we’ve neglected this man and what he’s done for this community for too long.” The Conservation Society and the New Braunfels Garden Club are working to change that with several events celebrating Lindheimer’s 200th birthday on May 21. Lindheimer is remembered because of his efforts to help early settlers in New Braunfels — as well as for his attempts to catalogue native plants in the region. “He helped the settlers a great deal,” Schumann said. ‘Texas was so different than where they had come from. And he had been here for a while — so he knew the area and the plants.” Lindheimer also published the New Braunfels Zeitung. Known as aSee LINDHEIMER/8AInside Schedule of events/8A Lindheimer was jack-of-all- trades/9A Numerous plants named after Lindheimer/9A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Left: Artists Alex Brochon (front) and James Raska near completion of the first part of the Lindheimer mural on Seguin Avenue. Right: Sophienburg Executive Director Michelle Oatman (left) and Future Collections Manager Barbara Rolfes view some of the plants Ferdinand Lindheimer gathered and sent to Harvard and the Smithsonian Institution as part of his research, classification and preservation of Texas plant life. Inside Abby................................2C Classifieds..........................1-1    OD Comics.............................4B Lifestyle.......................1C Forum.................................6A Local/Metro........................4A Movies.................................2C Obituaries.........................3A Sports...........................1-3B Today.................................2A Stocks..................................5A www.herald-zeltung.com Key Code 77 Schools show off technology education By Martin MALACARA Staff Writer Some people believe a wedge exists between technology and humanity. Others believe the more we communicate with technology, the less we communicate with humanity. But to students and parents in Comal and New Braunfels school districts, the wedge dissolved amid the laughter and fun at technology fairs hosted by each school district Saturday. More than 700 people attended both events, district officials said. At Canyon Intermediate School, CISD patrons attended the district’s first tech nology fair. Attendees feasted their eyes on the latest computers and saw what the district has done with $7 million in technology bond money. Elena Perez, a sixth grade CIS science teacher, introduced others to her pilot robotics program. The program was developed in conjunction with NASA to teach students how to build, program and operate robots built with Lego blocks. The project simulates using robots to construct a city on Mars. “The kids loved it. They never complained because it’s fun,” Perez said.See TECHNOLOGY/3A Watson seeks action against wastewater permit renewal By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer Councilwoman Juliet Watson is again asking the New Braunfels City Council to request a contested case hearing from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. This time, she’s opposed to a permit that would allow treated wastewater to be dumped into the Dry Comal Creek. Council will consider Watson’s request during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Municipal Building, 424 S. Castell Ave. The Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority wants to renew a permit ta dump treated wastewater into the Dry Comal Creek. The renewal would allow the GBRA to build another sewage treatment facility in the North-cliffe subdivision. The current permit requires IOO percent of the treated wastewater to be usedWhat’s Up - What: New Braunfels City Council When: 6:30 p.m. Monday Where: Municipal Building, council chambers, 424 S. Castell Ave. Agenda: Consider request to ask for a contested case hearing regarding a GBRA permit renewal; consider final reading of an ordinance adopting the 2002 city budget and action setting the total tax rate at 31.36 cents per $100 valuation; issue oaths of office to recently elected councilmembers. to water the Northcliffe Golf Course, which is located off Interstate 35 near Farm-to-Market Road 1103, according to information in the council’s agenda packet. But the GBRA is planning another sewage treatment facility to meet growth expectations in the subdivision. See WATSON/3A Trout group: Take water from farther downstream By Amy Clarkson Staff Writer Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited members say they are not asking the state to choose fish over people’s needs for water. Instead, they want the state to create multiple uses of the water. The conservation group believes the water could be taken downstream, where it would not affect the trout fishery. “We want to protect the trout, that’s our priority,” said Dave Schroeder, chairman of the flow committee for the regional organization. “But that doesn’t mean that we don’t want people to have water. We think there’s enough water for these people under the current permit.” GRTU is fighting Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority’s permit request to take more water from Canyon Lake. GBRA wants to take a total of 90,000 acre-feet from the lake to sell to its customers — including places in western Comal County where water has to be trucked in to residents. A single acre-foot equals about 326,000 gallons. At a Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission meeting Wednesday, GRTLTs attorney Stuart Henry asked for a contested case hearing on behalf of the See TROUT/5A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung William Moore, 7, uses some of the technology available to students at Canyon Intermediate School to build the perfect monster Saturday afternoon during Comal Independent School District’s technology fair. ;

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