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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                Sunday February 23 HERALDZEITIJNG Page 5A 1A 1A 1A arm hangs for sit tips a broad jump and a run color guard competitions and an 8to 10minute academic presentation followed by a fiveminute current events quiz on and global events There also was a shooting competition in which rifle teams shot pellet guns while standing and in the prone position Reed said the cadets were working hard to be good hosts as he stood near the command center inside the high school At the center his cadets manned computers as scores were tabulated judging overall service drill meet and color guard champions The main cadet overseeing it all was Cadet Lt Col Joseph Mehrer a senior and the high schools Marine Corps JROTC Battalion Commander Having competed in drill 1A meets at other high schools he saw it from the other side what it was like to run such an event It gives us a firsthand look at what these other teams do for us when we participate in their drill meets And it unites the battalion together in this big all day the com mander of 189 cadets said Gunnery Sgt Kosta Mar avelias a retired Marine and Marine JROTC drill team instructor from Marine Mili tary Academy in Harlingen said the competition was edu cational for his cadets The most significant thing for us is that this is all pretty much a brandnew drill Maravelias said We just started working togeth er and we have very limited experience on this drill team And every competition we go to is a learning experience for In 1994 the chamber want ed to set up a tourist infor mation center at the Seguin Avenue location but moved to Post Road in response to the widening project on Inter state 35 Seguin Avenue was always the chambers pre ferred location chamber pres ident Michael Meek said Now that the widening pro ject is wrapping up the chamber wants to relocate its tourist information center to Seguin Avenue Last Sep tember the chamber made a presentation to council of its budget and the idea to move the CVB to the Seguin Avenue location which is state property leased to the city The chamber wanted to sublease the property to run the tourist information cen ter Valentine saw a conflict of interest between private com mercial representation on public property and placed the issue on Monday nights agenda for discussion I would prefer that no one private organization be able to give commercial recom mendations on public prop Valentine said About 17 percent of CVB funding comes from hotel occupancy tax and the rest is funded by the chamber Eighty retirees run the facil ity which services vis itors a year Meek said member fees are a way to offset the it costs to run the visitors center Weve got to keep an open Meek said Whoever is paying the bills has to have a way to recoup Valentine raises the issue as council looks at other uses for HOT money such as river cleanup and the proposed new civic center Wells is preparing the test materials for the whole school for the third grade and is also propping fourth graders doing the writing portion of theTAKS And shes helping Marian prepare Wells is going over reading strategies telling her to take her time pace her self take the flow and not worry too much Does Wells think the bar is being set too high this time I wish they didnt put the pressure on the kids tike this I think the kids feel the pres sure Wells said In third grade theyre too young for them to feel this Even though theyre not told necessarily that you have to pass this or you dont go to fourth grade I just dont like the whole idea of them at third grade being tested I just think that our children are tested a lot Theyre test ed a whole Wells said Find out each morning with the HeraldZeitung For more information or to subscribe call 6259144 today HKRALDZKITUNG and to meet the needs of antic ipated growth will be to pump about million and 600 additional jobs into the local economy each year It also means that in any given year there will be a 39 percent possibility that the lake level will dip below 900 feet above mean sea level dur ing the summer That number compares with an 89 percent likelihood dur ing any given year over the next 50 years without the per mit amendment The study assumes that GBRA pumps the maximum amount of water permitted which it has never done GBRA General Manager Bill West said Friday the authority has never pumped more than acrefeet per year According to GBRAs pro jections that number is expected to increase to acrefeet per year in 2050 An acrefoot of water is gallons enough to cov er a football field with water onefoot deep Water planners regard it as the amount of water necessary to sustain a family of four for one year It appears to us that even though there are many differ ent points of view people will agree with the key sets of con Keen told commis sioners You may not agree from reading the newspapers because people disagree about what they would tike to see For Bob Wickman of the Friends of Canyon Lake a group of lake area residents formed at the last moment in a fouryear permitting process to fight the amendment that about sums up the situation Wickman wants the subor dination of hydroelectric rights with no increase in the con firmed yield of the lake 1 cant quibble with the fact that GBRA has authority to withdraw the maximum amount under its permits but for people who live on the lake so far it hasnt hap Wickman said 1 want you to understand that this study begins with a baseline assumption that all of this water would be with drawn The figures you saw represent nothing more than the difference between how bad it could have been and how bad it will you follow the study it simply reports a lessbad effect than there would have The study largely supports what GBRA which partnered with the Army Corps of Engineers to build the lake in the 1960s has said right along that the permit amend ment will not negatively affect lake water levels The reason Keen said is the subordination by the March 16 2 23rd ANNUAL M BOURNE OPTIMIST ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE The original real antique show in Boerne Featuring over 60 Dealers in 2 Large Buildings Furniture Southwestern Glassware Toys Jewelry Textiles Sports Memorabilia Quilts Gardening Architectural and Much Much More Americana Everywhere ONLY AT THE KENDALL Co FAffiGROUNDS HWY 46 SATURDAY SAMBPM SUNDAY 10AM4PM ADMISSION GOOD FOR RETURN VISITS EITHER DAY i UNDER 12 FflEE SHOW DIRECTORS TOMMY LORI TITSWORTH ASSISTANCE IN LIVING OUR NEW APPROACH TO AN OLD PROBLEM How to help family members that need some assistance but want to remain Independent as long as possible We offer three room apartments with secure 24hr per day on site manager for Independent or assistance In living Activities Transportation Cable Home Cooked Meals Barber Shop Laundry Cleaning Assistance In grooming Medications etc Pets welcome Financial assistance available If qualified FROM PER 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