Thursday, January 29, 2004

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 29, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas SPORTS FORTNERS FAME NBHS graduate Nell Partner went on to coach college professional and Olympic womens basketball Page 3 County sits on sidelines for regional water fight By Bryan Kirk GazetteEnterprise Comal County officials are watching cautiously as purveyors prepare to square pff in a water war that has implications for Canyon Lake water 3 The GuadalupeBlanco River Authori to build a pipeline that will bring water to a parched Bulverde and Fair Oaks Ranch as well as Boerne and north Bexar County is being sued by the Bexar Metropolitan Water District BexarMet wants to force GBRA to provide it a guaranteed acrefeet of water per year The agency also is challenging the rate GBRA charges for water BexarMet provides water in Bexar Coun ty and small parts of Comal County In February a 16inch pipeline it built with the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corpora tion will be turned on enabling BexarMet to pump up to half a million gallons of water per day for its Bulverde customers BexarMet Deputy General Manager Chuck Ahrens said Wednesday his agency hopes a lawsuit filed in Travis County will compel GBRA to allow BexarMet to con tinue to serve its Comal County customers to allow it to expand its service in this county and to provide additional water throughthe pipeline Theyre commonsense he said In 1999 Bulverde joined GBRA to seek authority from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to provide water via another pipeline project the Western Canyon Project GBRA is poised to begin construction of the million pipeline and its surface water treatment plant this spring BexarMet originally a party to that project backed out over the rates GBRA would charge for the water Bulverde and GBRA have filed action in a Comal County court asking that the bor ders of BexarMefs service area in the Bul verde region be defined Other actions are under discussion by parties on either side of the tugofwar For now Comal County District Attorney Dib Waldrip said the county was sitting this battle out We are actively monitoring the progress of all of these adrninistrative and legal mat ters to ensure that any interests Comal County may have in those proceedings are being protected but were not engaged in any legal or administrative action at this Waldrip said Were on the side lines at the moment A week ago the GBRA board of directors voted unanimously to authorize General Manager Bill West to take appropriate actions against BexarMet on GBRAfc behalf We are convinced that the real issue is the commitment of water on a perma nent West said We have taken action to defend ourselves against the rate Staff Writer Ron Maloney contributed to this report Kids on TV THURSDAY JANUARY EL PASO TX 79903 FORUM GUEST COLUMN James Jones says voting for thirdparty candidates is the most conservative way to go Page 4 Serving New Braumeis ana uorriar 10 pages CK 1 section 500 WWW Mostly cloudy High Low 61 41 wd 18B2 FRONT and CENTER driving Retail Officials want to spur more shops to locate here to keep consumers from commuting Photo illustration Residents list department store as greater local need By Dylan Jimdnez Staff Writer Ceretta Daum has lived in New Braunfels for 32 years and like many residents she tries to buy local But thats not always possible She finds herself running out of town a lot to shop for items she cant find here One of those items recently was clothing for her husband We were looking for some thing at WalMart and Target and both of them were Daum said Where else can a New Braunfelsergo Theres Bealls And last year Kohls Department Store leased the former Kmart building off 135 but the com pany has made no announce ment about opening a store there With outlet malls in San Marcos and The Forum in Lave Oak officials have been worried about losing sales tax dollars to neighbors up and down 135 There has been no official guess as to how much money the city loses without more retail But city officials and a See RETAIL Page 3 COMING SOON Restaurants BBraums Ice Cream I Gap Captain Ds Seafood Casa Ole Country Kitchen GoodyVFamily Gordons Jewelers EChcos Pizza Montereys Tex Mex Cafe BTaco Bueno Western Sizzlin Clothing and Accessories Cato Claires Boutique Fashion Bug One Price cJothingStore SungJassJ4ut Other Bath and Body Works Family Christian Books I Family Dollar Shoppe Pier 1 Imports Tractor Supply Company 4B official not happy with list By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The results of a study to target retail ers that could locate here are in and at least one community leader expressed his disappointment with them NewBraunfels city and chamber offi cials met Tuesday for a presentation on the results of phase 2 of a retail study that began almost a year ago David Ramble president of the Com munity ID Division of the Buxton Company said the study compiled demographic data including family size household income and driving time from specific sites and matched 26 retailers that would be a good fit for the city See STUDY Page 3 RESIDENTS THOUGHTS ON RETAIL I would like to see a gro cery story on our north side of Grace Hernandez We have But we dont have anything thats really Kathleen Ross Theres not a lot of places to eat except Mexican Tomchesson There is no place that sells decent womens Claire Tomchesson I wish we had a good Japanese Beth Pittmer Republican clubs sponor candidate forum Tuesday Cornrnissioner Jan Kennady will moderate this portion of the evening This an opportunity for all interested persons to come together to meet eat and most importantly to shake the hands and ask the ques Fabian Ramirez left Zactory Evans and Abby i perform a song fer the video camera at a tap ing the television show Cat Paws at Carl Schurz Wednesday afternoon The show produced by From Staff Reports The public is invited to attend a Republican candi dates forum Tuesday at the Guadakipe Valley Telephone Cooperative auditorium to 6 a Jtaht nanos anU ask the ques ttomb to includes a light tionsoneononewithRepubli in si JLjfljI Many of WJP countys Republican The forum is hosted and sponsored eandWte will be present with their by four Republican groups w Comal families early in the evening to dis County the Bulverde Area Republican cuss issues in an informal setting Women Canyon Lake Republican Then each attending candidate will Women Comal County Republican speak at the podiujai for approriniate Men and Bfcw Braunfels Republican ly two wiaiites Precinct 4 county Wtaen Business shines

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