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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW BRAUNFELS THURSDAY July 2001 14 pages in 2 sections pages in c scctu HERALDZEITUNG 220 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents GBRA approves lake study BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority board of directors approved a feasi bility study for a regional wastewater treatment plant at Canyon Lake GBRA director of water quality services Debbie Mag in said the study would inves tigate the effects of popula tion land use and sep tic tanks on the overall water quality at Canyon GBRA will contract with the Austin engineering firm to perform the The project area would be the portion of the watershed from FarmtoMarket Road 306 to the Farmto Market Road 3159 to the FarmtoMarket Road 2673 to the east and 281 and FarmtoMarket Road 311 to the The study would help develop a regional water quality protection plan for the The study will begin today and should be completed by CHRIS Drivers education student Kevin Hannan tunes the radio before begining class Wednesday at New Braunfels High Drivers Ed teacher Teen driving law a step in right direction BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Texas teens will have new restrictions placed on their driving starting in Rick Perry signed Sen ate Bill known as the Graduated Driver License into law at the end of the legislative The law will phase in dri ving privileges for drivers younger than Under the new drivers under 18 will not be allowed to drive between 11 and 5 unless accompanied by a licensed driver 21 years old or This will be for a sixmonth period after the driver receives his or her Class B or C Texas teens will be given an extra six months to prac tice and comprehend the complexities of driving AAA Texas spokeswoman Anne O Ryan The law will take effect New Braunfels High School student Amber Batey I think its a wonderful who is 18 and taking drivers education during the said she has seen too many wrecked cars belonging to teens wind up at her fathers body repair Drew 15 and also Total cost of the study is Half of the cost will be cov ered by a grant the river authority recently received from the Texas Water Development GBRA will contribute to the study and Comal County will contribute worth of in kind ser Magin Part of the study calls for public so Mag in said she will discuss the matter with Comal County a summer drivers education In a way its It helps us get more practice because its scary out And while some students saw the benefits of the others were not as It but I dont like Its too Amanda 15 and also a drivers educa tion But the man charged with the task of teaching New Braunfels High School stu dents how to drive said any measure that gives teens more experience on the road is a good Its a step in the right said Walter drivers education instructor at New Braunfels High It benefits them to have more experi ence behind the wheel before they get turned loose on their Schulle said his students already have a tough enough time practicing driving skills at the high Curious about the amount of traffic in front of the high Schulle made his stu dents count cars passing by and on the aver about 100 cars pass in front of the school every five See Commissioners and the engi neering firm to determine which groups could partici Project information will also be posted on a special Web site on GBRAs existing Web The water quality study would run simultaneously with an economic and envi ronmental impact study pro posed earlier this month by River authority officials See MoritoHaitSlttl GMU 1NKCC A WtCM The area outlined in green shows the region to be included in the regional wastewater treatment plant feasibility Swinging for a record Little League AllStar Majors heading to state BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer The top Little League teams in Texas meet this weekend in Waco to decide whos And for the first time in the halfcentury history of Little League baseball in New this com munity is sending its finest 12yearolds to battle the seven other finalists for the Texas title this time in the Major League which includes 11and 12 In a team of 13 yearold New Braunfels boys went to Waco and brought home the state This the New Braunfels Red intends to follow their The team begins tournament play at 10 Friday against the North east San Antonio Like New the San Antonio team is unde feated in district and regional Theres no says New Braunfels coach that San Antonio has a very good But so does New Braun The team that will take on the best 12year olds in this countrys sec ondmost populous state arent your average 12 although they would claim to They breathe and sometimes bleed if not play base ball 10 months out of the and have played or against one somewhere over the All have played ball at least since their tball but some have played even Leonel Junior at 5 feet 8 inches must be the biggest 12yearold JESSIE Above With a total of eight pitchers to draw these AllStars cast a big Right Trenton Irwin snags one from the sky at practice in New Hes a Canyon Middle School stu dent who has a reach and a throw that rival those of play ers half again his He also has Ive been playing since I was 3 years Rojas Its a fun and its what I like to Cade is 5 feet 4 inches Is he big for a 12 year old He You havent seen Gaddy Like his tall Cad dys been playing ball a long I love this Ive played it ever since I learned how to he All 12 of the New Braun fels Red AllStars were nom inated by their Little League When other kids are at See City trying to find new home for Sophienburg BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer If talks between city and Sophien burg Museum and Archive officials are the former Dittlinger Memori al Library building could become part of a campus of local history and New Braunfels City Council Monday night directed staff to continue talks with the Sophienburg Museum and Archive about either a lease or gift of the citys former library which is located across a parking area from the Sophienburg Originally the city talked of leasing the building to the museum at only per But being owner of a leased building raises possible future liability so the city is now exploring the idea of donating the building City Manager Mike Shands intro duced the This proposed agreement is either a donation or a If council were going to surrender the building for 50 or 100 years for a it is essentially a Shands Calling the transaction what it really and deeding it Shands could relieve the city of civil liability or other potential problems faced by land Anna Lee director of the Sophienburg said use of the building would enable the museum to create a campus at West Coll Street and Academy increasing edu cational program We intend to have a campus for edu cation and historical Hicks The gifting of this library to the Sophienburg would allow us to See INSIDE CORRECTION Key Code 76 In a photo caption that ran on the front page of Wednesdays New Braunfels Herald Councilmember Larry Alexander was misidenti fied as Councilmember Robert In a story about redistricting on page five of the news Mayor Pro Tem Lee Rodriguez was also The Herald Zeitung regrets the   

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