Wednesday, July 4, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 4, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS WEDNESDAY July 2001 pages in 2 sections HERALDZEITUNG 201 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents city staff prepare for annexation debate First WHAT Annexation public hearing WHEN July 11 Municipal council chambers The second hearing is scheduled for July No time or place has yet been BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels city city attorney and planning and zoning commissioners have July 11 circled on their They plan to have plenty of ques tions to answer during the first pub lic hearing on Planning commissioners asked Tuesday that city staff members be prepared to answer questions about water wells and septic NBU needs to have a little sharper picture this of what it will commissioner James Dunks Last they just said between and mil They need to come prepared to discuss what its going to cost peo City Manager Mike fill ing in as planning director since Harry Bennett resigned last said the city would be prepared to answer Although this is the first public annexation has already proven to be a controversial topic within the areas scheduled to become part of the city this Residents question the need for the benefits to them and their total The areas being considered for annexation include T Bar sion Valley Road Hunters Creek Northwoods Common on Drive Alves Road Stonegate Southbank Klein Road and FM 1044 Schmucks Road Preiss off Loop 337 near River Road Shad ow off FM 1863 south of Mis sion Valley Estates and the area that includes the McAlister Ranch off Texas 46 Lake fan club keeps its cool this summer BY McMicHAEL Staff Writer CANYON LAKE Being cool is very important to the Canyon Lake Fan Not only do members of the Fan Club keep their own homes at a comfortable temperature they are also working hard to supply fans to those who may be unable to purchase one for them We are giving fans to our citizens of the Its just the feeling that hopefully we have been able to help them make it through a community helping commu said exec utive director for the Canyon Lake Chamber of What makes homes with out a cooling system dan gerous is that people dont notice when the tempera tures rise above a safe said Carlos a family physician in New The danger is compound ed when the person inside the home is very young or taking Campos James anoth er family physician in New said that heat exhaustion or heat stroke was a condition requiring professional if the effects of the heat havent progressed to those the victim should be removed to a cool given liquids and made to stop any Janeta executive director of Canyon Lake Action is in charge of distributing the Anyone who believes he or she might be eligible to receive a fan should call the Canyon Lake Action Center at 830 Those interested in help ing with the fan drive can drop off new electric fans at Marlin 6000 Farm toMarket Road 2673 Edward 1362 FM 2673 First State 1805 FM 2673 Farmers 1439AFM 2673 or Canyon Lake Chamber of FM 2673 and Triple Yankee Doodle dudes JESSIE Blake Levi Garrett and Bryan Forester eat up their patriotic snow cones from Duckys Delights next to the American flag Tuesday Area Hill Country com munities are marking the Fourth of July today with food and fire For a rundown of see page GBRA agrees to economic impact study BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The Guadalupe Blanco Riv er Authority is seeking pro posals for an economic study on Canyon the general manager said Bill West told Comal Coun ty Commissioners that the study would investigate the possible effects of fluctuating lake Comal the Friends of Canyon Lake and Comal Independent School District all have asked for the study in light of GBRAs permit amendment GBRA wants to increase its permit to take acre 1 feet ofwater from Gahyon Lake each year to The application was delayed on June 20 while the state considers the possible impacts of expanded water draws on the lake on down stream rainbow West and Comal commis sioners also agreed Tuesday to form an 11member com mittee to advise the county and GBRA on lakerelated Were going to do all the things weve said were going to West We want to work with the county and a lake advisory committee to assess the economic value of that resource soup to the whole Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip partic ipated in weeks of unsuc cessful talks with GBRA seeking the study and the He said he still was talking to GBRA Committee The lake advisory com mittee will consist of a committee chair selected by the GBRA four members selected by the county one member selected by the Comal County WaterOriented Recreation District one member chosen by the Friends of Canyon Lake one chosen by the Army Corps of Engineers one member who repre sents a Comal County municipal water customer chosen by GBRA and one member each selected by the Canyon Lake and Greater New Braunfels chambers of seeking involvement in the We appreciate the GBRAs Waldrip Talks between the county and GBRA broke down recently because the GBRA board believed local officials were trying to force the agency to cede some of its power to Comal On West said GBRA would pay up to to a consultant who works for GBRA to study of the lake region and the GBRA officials believe the study will take about a Included will be public eco See Trout river authority headed for July 19 hearing BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited will air out their debate about Canyon Lake on July The Texas State Office of Adminis trative Hearings has set a 10 hearing in the San Marcos Civic Cen GRTU wants the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to protect the trout fishery below Canyon Dam by denying the river authoritys plans to take more water out of Canyon TNRCC ruled on June 20 that the trout group could contest the appli cation by GBRA to increase its permit to draw lake water from to acrefeet per Future water projects depend on the including a pipeline to western Comal and northern Bexar To increase the GBRAs pumping the TNRCC must increase the lakes recognized yearly yield from acrefeet to GBRA said it could accommodate that increase by subordinating its hydroelectric An acrefoot of water is gallons the amount it takes to cov er an acre of land or a football field with water onefoot At issue is how the additional water piping and possibly lower Guadalupe River flows will affect the rainbow The stocked each year for sport require colder water released from Canyon Lake to sur vive Texas While not native to this they are intend ed to replace native warm water See RRC chair serves up safety AUSTIN AP Decked out in a white Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams on Tuesday up hot dogs with a dash of grill safety and a pinch of propane promo Just in time for the Fourth of Williams said he wanted to make sure holiday chefs knew the safety like inspect ing hoses and air connec tions on propane He also wanted to push the fossil It is good for Texas to promote products that are produced here in Williams Propane is a less expensive energy source for backyard The Railroad Commission has posted a propane grill safety check list on its Web INSIDE Key Code 76 Feels like home The Stammtisch table returned to normal Tuesday with the re opening of Krauses on Castell Clockwise from left are Frank Bob Jon Mike Bob Leroy David Bob Krueger and Kermit CHRIS