Sunday, May 20, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Baseball Smithson Valley baseball sweeps BEST AVAILABLE COPY Lifestyle New Braunfels offers many summer activities for C NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile A World War II veterans dream comes SUNDAY May 2001 32 pages in 4 sections pages in t scene HERALDZEITUNG 150 163 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 Lindheimers return CHRIS Bill of New looks at various plant specimens collected by Ferdinand Lindheimer that are on dis play at the Sdphienbufg The which are more than a hundred years are onloan to the museum from the botany collection at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural Lindheimer exhibit visits New Braunfels for birthday celebration BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Plants collected hundreds of years ago and cataloged by world renowned botanist Ferdinand Lindheimer are on display at the Sophienburg Museum in New Braunfels through Part of the 200th birthday cele bration of Lindheimer known as the Father of Texas Botany the exhibit is on loan from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural Historys botany Its really notable when you stop and think that these plants are lit erally hundreds of years said Michelle executive direc tor of the They are so Its remarkable when you think of the places he He dried these flowers and then shipped them Think of what they went through in Texas 150 years shipping them It makes them even more As part of the the Sophienburg asked the Smithsonian for some of the Lindheimer specimens the Museum of Natural History has on Oatman The museum sent about 26 plants from a list of Officials chosethe ones that could travel most They came wrapped in acidfree vanilla she Then wrapped in bubble wrap and Then those boxes were wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed The group of plant specimens which includes juniper and scarlet Snowy blue star and lantana are mostly from the New Braunfels area but also con tain plants from Mexico and other parts of See Lindheimer expert describes botanists life dedication BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer Ferdinand Lindheimer deserves the title of Father of Texas Botany for several reasons especially for his dedica tion in cataloging the native plants across said a noted land scape horticulturist at Texas A M At a speech at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre Saturday morn William Welch told the audience of Lindheimers contribu tions to botany and lec tured on the flowers and plants around The lecture was held as part of celebrations of Lindheimers 200th birth It is a pleasure to know Lindheimers and its exciting to see the community honor him with very special Welch told the Lindheimers life work is See CHRIS William from Texas signs copies of his books Saturday at the Sophienburg a spoke about Ferdinand Lindheimer and various native Texas plants at the Brauntex Performing Arts Schertz opposes wastewater permit renewal BY AMY CLAFIKSON Staff Writer Schertz plans to Vigorous ly oppose renewal of a per mit that allows the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to dump treated wastewater into the Dry Comal City Manager Dewey Cashwell said in a note to members of the New Braunfels City Its important to note that the discharge point for this effluent is inside the city lim its of Cashwell And we have a problem with We havent asked them to build a wastewater treat ment plant and discharge it into the Dry It cant be done without affecting the Comal Any dis charge will change the and probably not for the bet Because the discharge point is Schertz city Cashwell believes the city is affected by the per mit renewal request and asked for a contested case hearing from the Texas Nat ural Resource Conservation which will con sider approval of the We dont want this in he And weve certainly talked to people who live in and they dont want a new waste water treatment It isnt necessary and no one wants it except the folks at the Why are they determined to build some thing they dont need Under the current the treated effluent is used to irrigate the Northcliffe golf But the new permit includes an additional treat ment and the water from that plant will be dis charged into the Dry Comal Cashwell emphasized that the effluent will not end up in the Dry Comal only after a heavy but every day because the golf course has all the water that it Although the wastewater is treated and is cleaner than the runoff that usually ends up in the Dry Cashwell maintains the new treatment plant isnt Schertz has the ability and infrastructure set up to deal with current and future development in the subdivi due to a partnership See Water planning faces possible delay BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Regional water planning could be delayed by at least two years if a group of trout fisherman gets its wish for a contested case hearing from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited wants the TNR CC to grant a contested case hearing to keep the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority from taking an additional acrefeet of water from Canyon An acrefoot equals gallons of enough for a family of five for one Trout Unlimited said water withdraw would impact its efforts to stock the Guadalupe with Rainbow and Brown both non native The river authority needs the Canyon Lake water to meet future water demands for the next 50 The Canyon Lake pro ject is a key no question about GBRA General Manager Bill West West said a delay would put completion of regional water planning in The next legislative session in 2003 will combine all regional water plans into a single statewide Two GBRA projects affect ed by the delay would be the western Canyon project and the Interstate 35 The western Canyon pro ject would bring water to western Comal northern Bexar County and Kendall The 135 project would See Local child helps reunite father with missing daughter BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The bright green border decorated with apples on the wall at the Comal County Health Department can bare ly been seen its covered with pic tures of boys and girls from across the children who have been kid napped or are But thanks to the efforts of one observant 8 year one of those pictures can come off the Lorelei Trujjillo found an old class mate from her hometown in Mexico on the The girl had been living in Mexico with her who allegedly took her from her fathers home in Los Angeles three years I couldnt believe said Karon public health nurse at the Comal County Health Its just little girl from Mexico found a classmate who was taken from Los Angeles here in New We were just all Lorelei and her mother were at the health department to get shots for The family recently moved to New Braunfels from Preiss She was just very she To have picked out her classmate from all those pictures there are probably 100 by She had to be looking very Its truly Lorelei told her mother she saw a picture of Gabrielle a class mate she left behind in At first her mother didnt believe then she didnt understand why the 8 year olds picture would be on the wall in an American health depart The two went to who explained through an interpreter that the pictures on the wall were of miss ing children who were She listened to the little girls story and believed she knew They knew this little Preiss There was no doubt in my They knew her mom drove this green They knew where she So we dialed the number and made the phone Preiss called the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and gave them the That was in January and for Preiss and the Trujillo family heard See INSIDE Key Code 77