Wednesday, October 31, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 31, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Smithson Valley win New Braunfels loses A NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD Mm HII ri Piisu rx WEDNESDAY October 1H pages in 2 sections NG 304 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 50 cents Spirited festivities Tonights OA Safety Tips JESSIE Upstarts student Eliana aka the Dead visits with other costumed partygoers at the Halloween Happening party celebrating the programs Ghost with penchant for art haunts NBAL gallery BY RON MALONEY c Staff Writer o place is lonelier or spookier than an art gallery located downtown in an brick And the New Braunfels Art League Gallery on San Antonio even in the is perhaps lonelier and spookier than in some of its darker If you dont believe ask some of the folks who volunteer or show their art Like Sharon on the day before was busy preparing for Fridays annual Art the gallerys biggest event of the who is a member of the art leagues said there have been some pretty strange goingson in the five years the gallery has been located at 239 San Antonio in the old Plumeyer Bakery built in It has two a spacious high and ornate tin ceilings and hardwood In the twolevel cellar accessed by crooked old stairs is unfinished brick work fit only for a dungeon or a As were restoring the different rooms are being opened and we hear JESSIE Artful apparition this ghastly which to some bore at least a passing resemblance to Sharon was seen on the top floor of the New Braunfels Art League Gallery Neuhaus taking a moment to kick aside a bolt or so of a sheer white She smiled and walked away from the pile of Down I saw a streak of white go from one room to the Neuhaus It was kind of fleeing See OA ghouls and goblins and their parents should be careful to ensure themselves a safe New Braunfels Police David Wilson said trick ortreaters should go out and have a good but use common sense Wear cos tumes with light Use reflective tape if Be sure they are short enough to avoid tripping Travel in groups with adult supervision Never trick or treat in unfamiliar neighborhoods Dont stop at homes that dont show visible porch lights Dont go into cars or homes of strangers Carry a flash light and be care ful when crossing Look both ways and Cross at intersections and crosswalks if Toy guns and knives can be mistaken for the real Dont bring Bring all candy home to be inspected by an adult before it is Never eat something that is Region water fight raises rule concerns BY BILL FRISBIE Staff Writer Whiskey is for drinking and water is for according to the It might also be why a pan el of Trinity Aquifer hydrolo gists and geologists advised policy makers Tuesday to take a rather than approach when establishing new groundwa ter Members of the Hill Coun try Alliance of Groundwater Conservation Districts arranged for the forum at the Edwards Aquifer Authority Conference Room in San Antonio to shine a light on the areas water woes and to influence public HCA President Jack Hollon The Hill Country Alliance is a cooperative association of groundwater districts in Kerr and Gillespie The group is responsible for Trinity Aquifer management in the statedesignated Hill Coun try Priority Groundwater Management The meeting came one week before Comal County voters will decide whether to enact the Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation District as a permanent enti But several participants said that raising basic ques tions about how groundwater will be allocated and sus tained are The problem is John a hydrologist with LBGGuyton Weve waited until the Trinity Aquifer is at a high stress level before doing any kind of If groundwater districts do nothing else but they will have served a tremendous There can be a lot of oneonone management of the aquifer if people understand the rea sons for doing You have Whats Up WHAT Vote to enact Southeast Trinity Groundwater Conservation elect its board mem bers and approve a tax of 2 cents per assessed property valuation WHEN Early voting ends Friday Election Day is 6 WHERE Comal County 150 Seguin to establish the rules right off the The nature and scope of those remains a point of con So does the per ceived authority of the rule Part of the problem is that there is enough hydrogeo logic variance in the aquifers artesian and discharge areas to significantly affect ground water availability and drilling depths in certain How do you regulate with drawals Thats something groundwater districts are going to have to deal Edward a senior geol ogist with the San Antonio based PapeDawson envi ronmental engineering Tf there is excess who should have first right to use it or allocate it Would it be the state or the county The groundwater district The river authority Or the landowner The rule of cap ture used to say that if water is underground on your you could pump all you In counties without groundwater conservation private property owners are generally allowed to pump ns much water as each desires from their own Given the number of See OA Testimony claims defendant used alcohol night of wreck BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer Witnesses testified Tuesday that immediately after the collision that killed a Canyon Lake man last Robert Littlefield acknowledged being under the influence of alcohol and other of San is on trial in 22nd Judicial District Court for vehicular manslaughter in connection with the head on collision that killed Lewis Vehicular manslaughter is a sec onddegree felony punishable by between two and 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to The accident occurred when Lit tlefields 1987 Ford truck allegedly crossed the center line and slammed into Sanders 1997 Mazda on FarmtoMarket Road 3159 near the top of Startz Two teenage Smithson Valley brothers testified about what they saw when they came onto the acci dent scene shortly after midnight on a foggy Under questioning from Assis tant District Attorney Ed the older brother the prosecu tions first witness said he pulled Littlefield from the demolished Theie were beer cans and boxes I asked him if hed been the witness What did he say Springer He said he was drunk and and he said Springer cut him Visiting Judge Fred Clark ordered jurors from the court room HO attorneys could With the jury out of Springer repeated the He said he was had been smoking marijuana and was on acid or 1 cant remember the witness Defense attorney Norman Dunn See OA Critics worry alerts could numb publics awareness BY KAREN GULLO Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON The Bush administration fended off congressional criticism Tuesday that its new terror ism alert was causing unnec essary anxiety among already jittery FBI were looking for clues to how a woman with no connection to the Postal Service or the news media became infected with inhaled the most lethal Homeland security chief Tom Ridge met with con gressional some of whom expressed concerns the administrations general alerts that terrorists might strike could eventually numb INSIDE Key Code 76 Founders breakfast Carl Schurz Elementary teach ers Susan Morgan and Keith who were recipients of a New Braunfels ISO Education Foundation teaching spoke at the Founding Donors breakfast at The Education Center on Tuesday to honor the who have pledged more than to the Education NBISD photo 1