Sunday, August 5, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 5, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas American Profile A look at raising blue ribbon Air quality health alert LEISURE This Week Hill Country House offers secluded concert NEW BRAUNFELS Lifestyle Benefit auction has wide array of C SUNDAY August 2001 46 pages in 5 sections pages in 5 sectu HERALDZEITUNG 150 229 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 City could face additional water restrictions FROM STAFF REPORTS New Braunfels residents might soon face additional watering restrictions as the summer heat creates more demand for water and as the level of the Edwards Aquifer According to a press release from New Braunfels extended predictions of near100 degree tem peratures might force water restric tions in the These summer months are typ ically when our water use is high NBU Communications Man Future of tubing ager Gretchen Reuwer New Braunfels residents are using about 14 million gallons a day right Reuwer said NBU can produce up to 8 million gallons a day and increased need for water is forcing them to use aquifer wells to sup plement the water The high reading for the J17 which indicates the level of the was feet on May On Thursday of last that level dropped to Even with rain early in the well lev els dropped 27 feet within a matter of three Reuwer Everything we do now to help conserve water will help us delay further as well as pro tect our aquifer and she It will take everyone observ ing these restrictions to make them work for our entire New Braunfels residents should observe the yearround water restriction which forbids landscape water between 10 and 4 except using a hand held bucket or drip irrigation NBU officials recommend the fol lowing water conservation tips Water early morning when wind and evaporation are Place a twoto threeinch layer of mulch around trees and in shrub beds to slow the evaporation of soil moisture and to keep the soil Dont cut grass too Longer blades of grass will reduce evaporation and reduce Avoid watering too Most grasses take on a dark appear ance and leaves being to roll when they need New Braunfels is the first munic ipal utility placed over the Edwards Aquifer to have a surface water treatment plant in Its existence has enabled the commu nity to reduce its dependence on the aquifer by 80 to 90 Continued conservation efforts will help alleviate the strain on the Reuwer The mayor can impose Stage I water restrictions when the reading falls below 650 feet or if the Comal City gearing up for National Night Out BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer New Braunfels police department is putting on a party for the entire As the kickoff for National Night Out on the New Braunfels Law Enforce ment Center at 1488 Seguin Street is opening Monday night at to give people a glimpse inside their crimefighting Assistant to the City Manag er Don Ferguson Were billing this as the community block Fer guson The party before the actual National Night Out on The Safe City Commission planned something for everyone when choosing the activities for Monday nights he From displays of the guns and drugs seized in the city to seminars on how to combat Whats WHAT National Night Out kickoff WHEN From to 6 WHERE New Braunfels Law Enforcement 1488 Seguin Street WHAT National Night Out Block Parties WHEN 7 WHERE New Braunfels neighborhoods cyber New Braunfels residents will gain knowledge about fighting Were going to have almost 20 information tables set up in the law enforcement center where visitors can pick up information on topics See School supply drive CHRIS Gloria from Jan Kotylo and Irene Knoll help a man unload his trunk full of shoo supplies Saturday in the KMart parking lot during the Communities in Schools school supply STORY JESSIE Barbara Paschall was diagnosed with breast cancer this past She underwent a double mastectomy in May and chemotherapy treatments in Diagnosed with breast cancer this past woman stays strong through treatment in order to get on with life BY ANN COUSIN HeraldZeitung Correspondent On a beautiful spring day this past Barbara Paschall signed in on the Xray log at McKenna hospital to have her annual mam The sun was the birds were singing and wildflowers were pushing through the their brilliant blooms reaching toward the beautiful blue What began as just another ordi nary day in PasehalTs would soon launch her into an alltoo familiar reality for many women across the she had gone to her doctor for a regular and the sensing that things just werent quite reminded her she needed to have her annual She sat in the waiting area antic ipating what she thought would be just another They called her name she was shuffled in for the Xrays and then sat waiting See Help ACS By age the risk for a woman developing breast can cer is one in By age that risk becomes one in Approximately women and 400 men will die from some form of breast can cer this The statistics are certainly but the local arm of the American Cancer Society Is trying to raise money for research that would see these numbers go The annual Starlight Gala fundraiser will be held at 7 Tickets are still available by calling 830 306 5810 or 830 Read about the galas Silent Auction In our Lifestyle INSIDE On the Key Code 77 Shoppers brave crowds for tax holiday CHRIS Sherry Heimann helps her daughter Kimberley try on shoes Saturday at BY AMY CLARKSON Staff Writer To some the sales tax holiday is just a chance to save a few but to Yesena saving sales tax means being able to buy school clothes for six Tm putting off paying rent for a week to do she going through the sales racks at I have I have three kids of my own and three step I dont have to worry about the 2yearold but we have four in elementary It adds Castillo joined hundreds of shoppers taking advantage of a break in state and local sales taxes on clothing and shoes that cost less than In its third the three day holiday is designed to give lowincome families a break as they get their chil dren ready to go back to By Saturday parking spaces were scarce at the New Braunfels Wal Mart Employee Penny Pribyl said the backtoschool area was the busiest that Moms discussed backto school fashions with young daughters and answered the chorus of everyones wearing Castillo discussed a long sleeved tee shirt with her Its not your she said as two oth er children waited for their turn for backtoschool shop ping Employees frequently went See