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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 12, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS TUESDAY June 2001 14 pages in 2 sections pages in Z sectu HERALDZEITUNG 182 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Council wants no wastewater in Dry Comal KYLE City council members consider approving an amendment regarding zoning at Monday nights BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council decided to send a letter to the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority ask ing the organization for a resolution stating that it will not dump treated wastewater into the Dry Comal The GBRAhas asked the Texas Nat ural Resource Conservation Commis sion for a permit to dump treated efflu ent into the Dry Comal Creek from a second wastewater treatment plant at the Northcliffe The current plant uses the gray water to irrigate the Northcliffe golf The council first addressed the issue at a council meeting in at which time GBRA agreed to work with the city to research other alternatives to using the Dry Comal Mayor Stoney Williams and Councilman Robert Kendrick met with GBRA offi cials to work out In the the city of Schertz sent a letter to the TNRCC requesting a contested case Schertz says its pipeline that leads to a New Braunfels Utilities treatment plant should be used as an Kendrick said at Mon day nights council I think we need some sort of agree ment from he I think if we wait until after the deadline it will be much harder to Kendrick said that he received a copy See COUNCILJ8A On April a bomb ripped through the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma On the man responsible for killing 168 people was put to McVeigh executed Reaction Timothy McVeigh dies with his eyes Byron Pitts media witness What have we accom plished by executing Timothy McVeigh now that there are 169 peo ple dead1 Bert Fitzgerald death penalty opponent The kids could have grown up and made a difference in this and they werent even given a Russell Braun death penalty supporter This is a completion of and thats what Ill remember about Kathleen Treanor lost family in OKC bombing We will hurt tomor row just as we did yes John Taylor lost family in OKC bombing JOE Images Debris Watson is comforted by Angela Richardson after hearing that Timothy McVeigh was dead Monday in Oklahoma They both lost relatives in the 1995 BY SHARON COHEN Associated Press Writer TERRE AP Unemotional to the Timothy McVeigh was put to death Monday without utter ing a More than 600 miles those whose lives were shattered by his bomb watched the execution via a video finding neither the apology they hoped to hear or the suffering some wanted to McVeighs eyes rolled his lips turned slightly blue and his skin appeared jaun diced as he was pronounced dead at EOT In his last his face was as blank as it was that April day six years ago when America first saw him escorted out of an Oklahoma The 33yearold decorated Gulf War veteran was the first inmate executed by the The victims of the Oklahoma City government in 38 He was convicted of the April bombing of the fed eral building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 19 of them To the it was the worst act of terrorism on To Timothy plant ing a truck bomb at a building filled with inno cent people was a legit tac tic for his oneman war against the In Oklahoma 232 sur vivors and victims relatives watched the execution on a closedcircuit TV sent in a feed encrypted to guard against A small camera had been installed overhead in McVeighs death and it was that he appeared to be looking into when he McVeigh just gave us that same glare that makes me think he got what he want said Karen whose 46yearold was killed in the Alfred Murrah Federal Kathleen also at the carried a photo of her 4yearold Ashley who died along with Treanors I thought of her every step of the she said of her little I needed to know in my heart that I was done with this she I dont think anything can ever bring me any At the federal prison in Terre 24 people wit nessed the inelud See CISD seeks delay for water permit District worries property values will be affected BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Trustees for the Comal Independent School District want the states environ mental commission to delay granting a permit to a regional water purveyor to draw more water from Canyon CISD trustees instructed interim superintendent Anthony Constanzo to draft a letter to the Texas Nat ural Resource Conservation Commission asking the agency to delay a permit amendment for the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to draw an addi tional acrefeet out of Canyon Lake to supply water to the region for the next 50 In its letter to the school board wants an economic study conducted at the lake to determine the proposed permit amend ments effects on property Were not protesting per mit were requesting an economic impact CISD Trustee John Bertelsen a Canyon Lake said the board wor ries about declining proper ty values affecting the school districts tax Tf property values the only option to make up for the loss is to remove the homestead That will affect Ber telsen The school district allows its patrons to take 20 per cent off the value of their The districts current tax rate on homes is per The average home valua tion in the school district is with a taxable val ue at GBRA meets CISD is a potential cus tomer for the water from the via GBRAs Western Canyon Project to bring water to Fair Oaks Ranch and Bertelsen said the district still is negotiating with GBRA on a service GBRA officials offered an economic impact study to the Friends of Canyon a grassroots organization opposed to GBRA taking additional water from the The Friends met with GBRA in Comal County Commissioners Court Fri day to express their concerns with the permit The river authority offered the proposal in the hopes the Friends would drop their legal motion with TNRCC to be reconsidered as an affect ed party in the permit amendment Bob Friends of Canyon Lake executive board said the group is not ready to accept GBRAs Our legal team is review ing what we came up with at our meeting Wick man They are telling us to be very careful about what we do or We could find ourselves technically ineli gible to launch our Bertelsen said he is angry GBRA had not offered to do an economic impact study Comal County Judge Dan ny Scheel What effect would having no water in Bulverde have on property values County Commissioner Jack Dawson said if CISD dropped its homestead It would be more devastating than any thing GBRA can I hope CISD is not going to use this situation as a he Local residents assist in response to flooding BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer areas of East Texas and Louisiana reel from encounters with this years first tropical local public safety offi cials pitched in to help the Houston area during the Area National Guard troops and American Bed Cross wqrkerp were patched this past weekend to help Houstonians deal with the results of widespread weekend In New an offi cial with the Texas Army National Guard reported Sunday that 18 local troops had been activated and sent to Houston to help with flood Nobody from the National Guard unit could be reaped on who streamed Update on flooding situ ation how to prepare for a into the Houston area Satur day included local members of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma STRAC who trained on Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River just a week ago to prepare for just such rescues as part of Texas Task Force Texas Task Force 1 is a statewide emergency response team that includes civilian and military emer gency assets and deploys when largescale disasters overwhelm local officials abil ity to Canyon Lake Chief Shawn Comal County Sheriffs Deputy Lee Stanfill and STRAC Execu tive Director Eric Epley par ticipated with STRAC and Task Force 1 in the rescues of more than Texans from 10 Saturday until 2 Some were completed using Jet personal watercraft that are normally deployed on Canyon Many involved tactics and equipment recently prac ticed with in Comal County by Texas Task Force See INSIDE 4B Key Code 76   

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