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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY June 2001 21 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 sectu HERALDZEITUNG 185 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Mans body found in parking lot CHRIS A worker in this shopping center discovered Wednesday the body of a New Braunfels man in the back of a Investigators say the body had been there several Lawmen list cause as suspicious BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels police are investigat ing the suspicious death of a New Braunfels man found Wednesday evening in a car left on a Walnut Avenue parking Jesse Medina was found in the back of a car about 7 on the parking lot of the HEB shopping cen ter in the 600 block of Walnut The woman who found the body said she parked her outside her place of employment about lunchtime Wednes Her car was next to the automobile in which Espinozas body was When she went back to work at 2 she she saw the but noticed nothing Five hours with temperatures in the it was a much different she when she and a cowork er locked up to leave for the We noticed the flies and the she Flies were collecting on the which she said was an older model and Police have not reported the make and The woman and the other employee looked inside and saw the man lying in the We never expected to find what we she It was It was a shock that someone was dead in the car next to Other employees in the shopping cen Lining up on the lake As state meeting sides on permit request become clear CHRIS Gabriel from watches his sister Helena swim Thursday at the Canyon Park beach on Canyon Lake while his dad Joey and sister Eli sit BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer residents in Fair Oaks Ranch and a pro posed amendment to take more water from Canyon Lake represents a solution to their limited water For the permit request by the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority only promises harm to the the lake itself and property In a few the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission will decide if they are going to allow the GBRA permit to increase the firm yield of the lake to the GBRA is permitted to sell An acrefoot is The amendment is on TNRCCs agen da for the second time at The June 20 meeting represents the second time the permit amendment will be considered by the commission On May the commissioners met to hear requests for a contested case They allowed no public corn War Over Water A Series Today GBRA permit A What is Saturday Thirsty in West Comal Trout Unlimited Sunday Friends of Canyon Lake Lawmakers on the issue ment and granted no contested case they requested that the Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited and the GBRA try to reach a compro No other parties were recognized by the GBRA started the process nearly four years when it first filed an amend ment request with the To GBRA the permit request is a major part of the states future water See TNRCC WHO Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission WHAT meeting to decide fate of permit amendment to take more water from Canyon Lake WHEN Wednesday WHERE Building second floor conference room in TNRCC offices in DRIVING DIRECTIONS Take Interstate 35 North through Take the Yager Lane Exit and go to the left and go over Interstate 35 to the southbound access Park 35 is the main building to the Take a right into the main road and go down to the parking County seeks economic study of lake permit BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County and GuadalupeBlanco River Authority are renegotiating their 1999 agreement on the river authoritys plans to take more water from Canyon Comal County Commis sioners Court meets at Monday to consider amendments to its existing contract with Local officials say these changes to the 1999 agree ment will address the con cerns of Canyon Lake area residents and act as a backstop to protect economic and recreational The discussions come days before the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission will decide whether to allow GBRA to draw an additional acrefeet per year from the The GBRAs Western Canyon pipeline which will bring water to Bulverde and a parched western Comal depends on the per mit If the amendj ment will increase the lakes sustainable yield to TNRCC will consider the amendment application on GBRA also is negotiating with Guadalupe River Trout which sought par ty status in the amendment A group of lake area resi dents and business people called the Friends of Canyon Lake has raised concerns about what the GBRAs plans will do to Canyon The Friends of Canyon Lake asked GBRA to suspend its permit amendment to con duct an economic impact study on the which has been in the process of pursuing the amendment for half a has declined to stop the Comal County is seeking a Whats Up WHAT Special meet ing of Comal County Commissioners Court WHEN Monday WHY To consider an amendment to the contract between GBRA and Comal County WHERE Commissioners third Comal County Courthouse Annex series of promises from GBRA while they fall short of the Friends address many of the groups other Comal County Judge Dan ny Scheel said Comal County was comfortable with the GBRAs permit he said Thursday that not everyone was as comfortable as the county 1 recognize its important to everyone to keep the lake full as much as But if we have a drought of everyone will be Scheel Even though Im comfort able with the situation as it many of my constituents are I feel that as county its my responsibility to try to educate I want them to be able to hear the same things weve learned and be as comfortable as I Im taking steps to initi ate action with the GBRA to make them feel Scheel said he was talking to GBRA about conducting economic and recreation impact studies if TNRCC approves the permit but before GBRA is allowed to draw all the Scheel said he was seeking an arrangement where work could begin on the pipeline project but GBRA pulled no additional water until the studies were See Commissioners looking at landfill expansion plan BY RON MALONEY StaffWriter Comal County commis sioners will get a firsthand look Saturday at a proposal to increase the capacity of Comal County Landfill General Manager Kirk Harrison said commis sioners were invited to the landfill on Kohlenberg at 10 Saturday to review a proposal to verti cally increase landfill capac Commissioners have post ed a workshop agenda for the Comal County Judge Dan ny Scheel said the purpose of the meeting was to give commissioners a look at the operation of the dump and INSIDE Key Code 76 Hooray for the White and Blue Gary with the Kiwanis is reflected in a truck window hanging a flag Thursday morning in the Landa Shopping Local groups paid tribute to the Stars and Stripes on Flag See Page 11A for a look at the CHRIS
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