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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                MAY SPORTS ON TOP District champs Smithson Valley Rangers close out regu lar season play against Southwest Pago 5A FORUM GUEST COLUMN Serying New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 14 pages 2 sections CK Nancy Ney High School senior thanks faculty for helping her and giving her a second chance Pago 4A wwvir FRONT and CENTER River weekend washout Increased flows keeping tubers at bay again By Ron Maloney Staff Writer For another early spring weekend there will be no tubers or trout fisher men and very few if any kayakers on the lower Guadalupe River In response to upstream rains and a lake level above 912 feet above mean sea level the Army Corps of Engineers Friday ramped river flows up to cubic feetpersecond Today flows will be increased to cfs where they will stay for at least a week depending upon rainfall in coming days The flows are too risky for tubing which outfitters say is opti mal at about 300 cfs and dangerous to all but the most experi enced kayakers They also will force another delay to the Natural Resource Conservation Service dredging operation at Horseshoe Falls originally expected to be completed in one 1 Theyre in a real pickle and ifs unfortu nate But thats waterbased Mother Nature Michael Meek Friday outfitters and local officials said they hoped it would be done by Memorial Day Rodney and Margie Skolaut own Lazy campground Their business has been off 90 percent because of river flows and the silt level in the river caused by the dredging which has all but shut down trout fishing Rod ney said Its been sort of sad We had a very good spring break and then thats been he said Were looking forward to having a good summer Just get this thing cleared up and that work At Mountain Breeze campground operator Paul Rich reported losing many reservations this weekend I had over 150 who were supposed to come this he said late Friday Ive already had more than 60 cancel Mother Nature is taking its toll But hope fully itll mean a great Army Corps of Engineers Lake Manager Tim Horn said upriver rains and a high inflow of water into the lake have necessitated opening the reservoir floodgates The lake is above flood pool level We have to vacate that flood pool so itll be ready to hold water for the next rain Horn said Youhave to increase the outflow above whats coming The optimal lake level is 909 feet above msl When water rises above that the corps releases it as part of its mandate to manage flooding In addition Horn said MANGY a onefoot recreation pool deviation Paul Rich owner of Mountain Breeze Campgrounds throws tubes back into the pen Friday Because of increased GuadaJgpe Rjyer flows he hid to turn away prospective tubers and the threat of bad See RlVlfl Page 3 A weather forced more thap 60 of his camping customers to cancel their reservations Some local events postponed due to rainstorm threats By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Two weekend events have been rescheduled because of the threat of rain After a partly cloudy afternoon Friday with 20 percent chance of rain the threat was supposed to grow to 60 percent in the early morning today according to the National Weather Service Then thunderstorms were expected to in by rnMniorning Saturday Some storms fould severe With Texas spring weather you forecast MfiE 18 never know what youre going to said Gretchen Reuwer New Braunfels Utilities spokeswoman The NBU BiJte Rodeo scheduled for Saturday morning was moved to 5 at the service center For informatioa call NBU at 6298486 We couldnt take the cJwnce of having lods out thece when the fiooni is supposed to move Uuojugh that rsaid ca was rescheduled said Judy Wright an event organizer Instead of Saturday the event will be May 8 The start time will still be for registration Wright said organisers wanted to protect food vendors and the dee jays equipment Participants can call her at 830 8645049 forinfor titio is gtJH compe lfld for tihis mom P9rfrrwfe cwi gpt rtins from HMV at 743009Q Everything is still said Pam Wilson Connections counselor If participants need information about whether theyre playing or not call Dawn said she would distribute rain delay information Saturday games might be delayed until later in the day or until Sunday Wilson said Were still on no matter she said Saturday will bring the worst rains Sunday will be mostly sunny and Monday will he clear accord ing to NWS i 60 chance of rain High Low 74 49 Details1B I DEARABBY 3B 1 GUSSIFHD9WB 1 COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 2B FORUM 4A OBHUAfilES 3A SPORTS B4A TV GRIDS SB AT A GLANCE I New Braunfels Planning Commission I Tuesday I Council Cham bers Municipal Building 424 S Castell Ave Farmers pin hopes on legal agreements By Scott Mahon Staff Writer The New Braunfels Planning Commis sion is scheduled to meet with local farm ers Tuesday to discuss nonannexation agreements After state Rep Carter Casteel RNew Braunfels encouraged farmers last month to draft a nonannexation agreement that would satisfy city officials the plan ning commission agreed to give farm ers 30 days to come up with a proposal The commission was scheduled to take a final vote April 6 to recommend annexing acres including acres adjacent to the airport most of which belongs to gen erations of farming families Local farmer Curtis Timmermann asked the commission to postpone its recom mendation to annex areas adjacent to the airport Timmermann said Friday he and other landowners had been working with See ANNEXATION Page 3A Committee will narrow principal candidates By Leigh Jones Staff Writer The Campus Improvement Council has the difficult task of developing a new profile for the next principal at New Braunfels High School Applicants will be compared to the profile to ensure the district hires the type of leader teachers students and parents want New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Ron Reaves said he expected to have the profile com pleted by May 15 This profile is pretty much the same as the one we had last he said 1 asked the council to review it to make sure they were comfortable with every thing I dont expect to see any major As of Thursday 28 applicants have been received for the job Last year 54 applications were received The application deadline is May 15 See PRINCIPAL Page 3A   

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