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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 26, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Tivy battle for first HERALD NEW BRAUIVJW FRIDAY October 2001 20 pages in 2 sections cflYfSVW1 v iitJNG 300 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents Lake Dunlap group protests NBU wastewater BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utili ties board of trustees unani mously agreed Thursday to look for an engineering envi ronmental consultant after the Preserve Lake Dunlap Association filed a protest with the states environmen tal agency against the dis charge permit for the South Kuehler Waste water Treatment The five year permit is up for renewal in T e r r i chair of PLDAs water quali HANNASCH ty said NBU is not doing enough to reduce the phosphorous coming from its wastewater San Antonio attorney Julius Grosenbacher sent PLDAs letter of protest to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission on the group is asking for a public hearing and vows to fight future NBU wastewater plant per mit renewals and expansion unless more strict parame ters are set for phosphorus If we can get them NBU to treat for wed be Hannasch Im sure neither side wants an expensive legal The TNRCC does not restrict phosphorus levels released at either the North or South Kuehler waste water treatment said Roger NBU execu tive director of water ser The agency limits the amount of total suspended solids to 15 milligrams per liter and the biochemical oxy gen demand to 10 milligrams per liter in NBU treated The parameters are not something we Biggers The parameters are set by the and it varies based on stream Paula NBU chief executive said an environmental consultant could study existing water conditions and provide a cost benefit should TNR CC modify the discharge parameters at local treat ment See A potters tale Festival helps celebrate familys contribution BY MARGARET EDMONSON Managing Editor Todays potters take lumps of clay and transform them into works of art to be enjoyed for their Some 140 years Hiram a freed slave living in Guadalupe could throw a mean pot his pottery was designed with more utili tarian functions in mind storage of food and Wilson might get a chuckle today from the thousanddollar prices those pots now command from The legacy of of the first free black entre preneur ships in will highlight activities this week end at the Ninth Annual Texas Clay Festival in Richard a board member of the Wilson Pottery will be on hand at 1 Saturday to talk about the organization and the history of Wilson pot tery in Guadalupe Clay Festival WHAT Ninth Annual Texas Clay Festival WHEN to 6 Saturday and 10 to 5 Sunday WHERE On the grounds of Buck Pottery in historic Gruene ADMISSION Free FOR INFORMATION Call Buck Pottery in 6297975 JESSIE Top In the Seguin Richard Kinz holds up pieces of furniture that the Wilson potters used to set their work on in the Above Dee Buck holds a jar believed to be a Wilson Left David Nickels left listens as Richard Kinz describes the differences between the kilns used to fire the Wilson pottery at a site near The pots below him are part of a waste pile pottery that broke in the kiln and was tossed HISTORY OF WILSON POTTERY The story of Wilson pottery begins with white slavemaster John a preacher and He brought 19 black slaves with him when he moved from the Carolinas to the Capote Hills some 10 miles east of in Wilson taught his slaves to use the fine clay from the Wilcox formation at Salt Creek to make They used an See County says GCD not a question of but when BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Voters who will choose in this election whether to confirm the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District arent deciding whether this county will have a water district but who will operate it and who it will answer Comnl County Judge Danny Scheel Commissioners voted unanimously Thurs day to pass a resolution supporting confir mation of the groundwater conservation dis becoming the latest of several local agencies to express support for the including the County Farm the City of Bulverde and the WaterOriented Recreation County voters will decide by 6 whether to enact the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District as a permanent The vote will be in three parts approval of a permanent groundwater conservation district approval of a property tax of up to 2 cents per of assessed value and an election of directors for a permanent groundwater conservation But the confirmation of the STGCD ran into opposition from some Someone is paying for large newspaper ads opposing the vote and making claims in the ads that county and STGCD officials The Canyon Lake Water Supply which as a large consumer of Trinity is being assessed a fee for pumpage cur rently 17 cents per gallons is one reported although CLWSC Gen eral Manager Dale Yates did not return Hcr aldZeitung telephone Comal County has been designated as a Priority Groundwater Management Area The Texas Supreme Court ruled in a 1999 case that groundwater conservation districts are the only available method for managing So voters concerned about the 2cent tax or about having an entity permanently estab lished are going to get it either Scheel said If the ballot fails to bo the TNRCC would by 2005 if not sooner establish a conservation authority over the Trinity Aquifer in Comal In about youll listen to GCD oppo nents squeal if they dont approve this Scheel Bond committee issue comes to vote before CISD again FROM STAFF REPORTS Comal Independent School Dis trict trustees again Thursday vot ed to disband the Bond Oversight Committee by the same vote as this past The duties of the Bond Over sight Committee when it was formed more than two years ago were to ensure bond funds were spent properly on the districts 20 to ensure that construc tion stayed on schedule and to tour projects and report to the board on a regular CISD Trustee John Bertelsen asked the board to rethink its vote on 25 to shut the committee Trustees Derald Charles Nick Nichols and board president John Clay voted again to kill the INSIDE Key Code 76 Officials warn white powder in mail could just be detergent ad campaign FROM STAFF REPORTS It might not be the slickest timing for a mass mail marketing campaign involving a white But Comal County officials warned that residents next week can expect to receive by mail sample pack ages of OxiClean powdered Emergency Management Coordinator Carol Edgett reported Thursday that a Florida firm began the Its my understanding its already in the and they cant stop Edgett We just want to let everybody know that if they get it in the do not be its just an advertising cam If you dont want just throw it Use your own The mailing is not Edgett It should start arriving Wednesday to the latter part of next Edgott   

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