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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas iBT AVAILABLE COPY NEW BRAUNFELS SATURDAY June 2001 16 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 192 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Second CL resident enters race for state representative CHRIS Diane Dasher declared as a candidate for state representative during the New Braunfels Womens Chamber Mad Hatters luncheon on BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Another Canyon Lake resident has announced her intention to run for state representative for Comal Diane Dasher filed with the state Wednesday to run as a Republican for a state represen tative district that has yet to be configured by After legislators reconfigure district Comal County no longer will fall under state Edmund Kuemples Redistricting occurs every 10 coinciding with the com pletion of the Dasher said she made the deci sion to run for the Legislature several years ago and began exploring the I want to be a voice for those who cannot help she Issues Dasher said are impor tant to her are natural transportation and ser vices for the elderly and During her trip to Austin to file as a Dasher also attended Wednesdays Texas Nat ural Resource Conservation Com mission hearing concerning the GuadalupeBlanco River Author itys request to draw more water out of Canyon The river authority will have to wait at least four months for the TNRCC to render a decision on the The state agency granted a contested case hearing to a group of trout fisherman who have said GBRAs request will impact efforts to sustain the non native fish species for recreation and economic Dasher said she believes the river authoritys request should only benefit the 10coUnty district it and not benefit San San Antonio has many prob lems to but they should not jeopardize our she See Parting the regulatory sea local officials help celebrate power plants opening BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer MARION chairman of the Texas Railroad told a little story Friday morn ing in a Guadalupe County He talked about Moses lead ing his people to the promised the parting of the Red Sea and how it all might have gone down were it to have happened in present day As leader of his Moses would have consulted his doctor arid engi all who would have told him the reasons why the Red Sea could not have been part In the punch Moses consulted someone sitting way in the back of the I dont know whether it can be done or but if you pull this Ill get you three pages in the Williams Opening this plant will not get you three pages in the but it will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the In the state rewrote the bible on how todo busi ness and how to provide Williams standing before Texas Independent Energys new gasfired power Williams helped TIE and Guadalupe County dedicate the which has been operating since December CHRIS Jim a site scout for Texas Independent leads a group Friday during a tour of the companys new power State Ed participates in a dedica tion ceremony for the new 2000 in the Santa Clara area near California ought to be here Williams told a few hundred referring to a power crisis that has caused exponentially increased prices and rolling blackouts this They would learn how to build a megawatt power plant in less than 10 years less than three years in an environmentally friendly way and complete it early and under I just wanted to come here to con gratulate you and be part of your District 45 State Ed said find ing a partner like TIE to build a power plant in ones district is a unique Its like dying and going to being a bird in a worm Kuempel Were so pleased you have come here to Guadalupe Kuempel Jeff Moore is general manag er of PSEG one of the partners in the project which this month will open its second Texas plant in He compared the regulatory climate in Texas with the one he said created the power dis aster in We wouldnt be here today if it wasnt for deregulation in Moore See Garden Ridge wants to dip into Trinity Aquifer BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer GARDEN RIDGE Comal County city that paid a penalty for drawing too much Edwards Aquifer water at the height of this past summers drought is exploring mea sures to prevent it from happening Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Feibelman said he is applying for permits to punch a well into the Trinity Aquifer from the site of the citys water tower on FarmtoMarket Road The which Feibelman estimates might have to go down between 900 and will sink into the Cow Creek sec tion of the Trinity Ray manager of the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation said hed received a permit application from but had mailed the application and the check that accompanied it he said It wasnt in our even though he was going into the Trinity Laxson The Trinity in that area is unregu He has to get a permit to go through the Edwards In the spot where Feibelman is consider ing the Edwards overlies the Trin Garden Ridge would be required to encase the well in concrete so it doesnt take up Edwards Garden Ridge uses Edwards Aquifer water right but how much it uses is becoming an issue in an age when the Edwards Aquifer Authority has been required by state law to cut pumpage back to Road rules County committee to rewrite street standards for subdivisions BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Comal County officials are set to appoint a special committee to rewrite the road stan dards in its subdivision County Engineer Tom Hornseth asked Com missioners Court Thursday to appoint a com mittee to meet during the next several weeks to refine and improve county road The request comes in the wake of a months long effort to write new water drainage and impervious cover The Comal County Waterwise Growth Study Com mittee completed the work in Hornseth envisions completing a full rewrite of the countys subdivision This is the logical next Hornseth said We have existing What were talking about is upgrading Hornseth would like to see new rules cover ing materials and geometric issues that include curve road curb driveways and the instal lation of utilities in road Hornseth said the county has heard from retired road builders and a few others who have offered their services for such a commit which We have existing What were talking about is upgrading Tom Hornseth County Engineer would include a couple of local engi neers and coun ty Hornseth would chair the and County Road Department staff would support it adminis tratively similar to the way the Waterwise committee More than a dozen people water utilities and county staff among them worked on the Waterwise com Hornseth foresees a similar style but road construction is a more specialized He said he anticipates a few meetings will be required during a period of several weeks to present a new proposal to I dont think it will be a real difficult But pulling these resources together will help no Hornseth told 2 Commissioner Jay Millikin cited con cerns he has about some county roads in his district and supported the So did County Judge Danny who asked for authority to appoint the commit Itll be on the same model as the Waterwise Scheel We used the expertise we had out in the county to set our People can give us a lot of The committee members will be appointed within the coming INSIDE ppi IIIMTH Meet people who are providing an altema tive for overnight staysVSunday In the HeraldZettung Residents question proposed treatment plant BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Environmentalists and sev eral Spring Branch residents voiced concerns about a pro posed wastewater treatment plant near Cypress Cove Road at a Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission public meeting Thursday in The TNECC held the meet ing at the Bulverde Commu nity allowing resi dents to question the state agency and the current own er of the utility company applying for a Joe about the wastewater Veytia is developing the Rebecca Lake Hjs utility Rebecca See Rained out CHRIS Children in New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Day Camp cross Fredericksburg Road Friday after the rain cancelled their
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