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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 1, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY JULY 1 2004 ERALDZEITUNG SPORTS RAINED OUT Little League games delayed because of weather again play hopefully resumes later this week Page SA FORUM LETTERS Readers sound off on Canyon Lake pumpage river outfitters who need to pay up and ques tioning the president Page New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 WWW ii pmi m iHUHHjJHBimmpnpni Rivers recede crowds swell Guadalupe flow to be decreased weather supposed to clear up By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Clouds that lifted briefly Wednesday afternoon were a precursor to projected drier weather that could boost the number of holiday weekend vis itors Locally lodging bookings were soft Wednes day but hospitality officials said good weather would bring a rush of lastminute reservations and walkin visitors National Weather Service Meteorologist Mark Lenz said Wednesday the weather would begin clearing this afternoon I think youre going to be OK for the week Lenz said The models are definitely agree ing on bringing in much drier air and its going to continue through the weekend Well be going into a more typical summer high pressure weath er pattern which we have not seen over the last two Highs through the weekend are expected to be in the low to mid90s The Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday reduced the Guadalupe River flow to 400 cubic feetpersecond optimal tubing conditions for the Fourth of July weekend The Corps monitors river levels in Cuero Gon zales and Victoria When the river flow at Gonza les rises about cfs river flows at the reser voir are The reason is downstream conditions are at a level where we have to cut flows Lake Man ager Tim Horn said Its projected to go just over cfs so we cut Inflow at Spring Branch Wednesday afternoon was cfs The lake level was feet above mean sea level just up six inches from Mon days level Over the course of the weekend the Corps expects the lake to rise to feet above mean sea level Releases would be increased Tuesday to lower the lake back to 910 or 909 feet above msl The increased lake level this weekend would close all Corps boat ramps except the Little Jacobs Creek boat ramp Horn said County Engineer Tom Hornseth said Comal Countys boat ramps would all be open this weekend See RIVER Page 3A Photos by DAVID With the Guadalupe River closed to tubers Glenn Flewellen enjoys the next best thing at his River Road campsite a cold drink and a soak in a swimming hole formed by water pour ing into the river near his RV Flewellen who has been camping since June 23 said he was taking the rain with a grain of salt and it was still better than returning to work in Crosby Police step up traffic patrols Rafters float down a swollen Guadalupe River between rain storms Wednesday afternoon By Brand Grissom Staff Writer Local law enforcement officials urge drivers to use caution and common sense as nearly 3 million Texans are expected to take to the highways dur ing the holiday weekend AAA Texas estimates auto traffic will increase percent over last July 4 despite gas prices averaging 40 to 45 cents more man this time last year Driving vacations continue to be the most popular with 87 percent of travelers expected to take their July 4 trips by said Rose Rougeau AAA Texas spokeswoman The New Braunfels Police Depart ment anticipates more than tourists will pour into the city this weekend All NBPD officers will be on duty to keep traffic and tourists under control said Lt John Wommack Well be looking out for the normal things DWIs things that would hurt people reckless driving public intox ication Were going to try to get pretty strict with Wommack said See PATROLS Page 3A 93 75 1 Details1B DEAR ABBY 3B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 28 FORUM 4A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 66A TV GRIDS 38 CELEBRATE BRANCH AREA River Crossing Golf Course Sunday 1 Golf tourna ment begins Live music face paint ing childrens activ ities food and drinks 9 Fireworks display Golf tournament is per entrant all other activities free VIP package available for reserved seating and parking SHERTZ Saturday 10 Parade Celebrating Freedom Noon Opening cere mony 1 Cibolo Hermann Sons dancers 2 U Neek dancers 2 The Karate Dojo martial arts demonstration Stars Dance Academy 46 Live music by the Arbunkle Boys 7 Texas Twisters line danc ing 8 Free dance music by Pop a Top Sunday 24 Hits from the 60s 70s and 80s R 57 Live music by the Drug Store Cowboys 8 Karaoke with Billy Feehan Fireworks display All activities take place at Pickrell Park including an arts and crafts show and a silent auction opening at 10 Saturday and Sunday Free admission RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE Sunday Childrens crafts including jewelry making face paint ing flag making 56 Childrens bowling competi tion Fitness and sports skills area 610 Live music by the Wilbert Beasley and Body and Soul and Two Tons of Steel Band 10 Fireworks display I Free admission CANYON LAKE I Sunday I 10 Fireworks display at Jacobs Creek Park The park will be closed Fireworks can be viewed from the I Monday I 11 Parade starting at Old Saltier Road pro ceeding down FM 2673 to VFW 8800 including a Commemorative Air Force flyover SEGUIN I Saturday I 5 Carnival and food booths in the I 8 Live music by Ricky Calmbach and Kevin Fowler at Starcke Park I Sunday I Flagrais ing ceremony in Central Park I 10 Parade on Austin Street I am Mayors luncheon at Starcke Park I 1 Carnival and food booths in the square I 8 Street dance with music by The Harleys I 9 Fireworks display I Entrance to the car nival and food booths is free Fee for the live music Saturday night is GARDEN RIDGE I Sunday I am Gathering of antique vehicles at Garden Ridge City Park I 11 Classic vehi cle display gather for the parade and silent auction I Food including sausage hot dogs sausage on a stick roasted com chips and cold drinks I Noon Flagraising ceremony with Troop 828 I Parade up Blazing Star and down Blue Bell I Free admission SAN MARCOS I Sunday I 69 Activities at Bradley Park including live music dance performance face painting carni val and concessions I 9 Fireworks display I Free admission Fairgrounds appraisal presents unique concerns By Scott Mahon Staff Writer A San Antonio firm hired to appraise the Comal County property said the appraisal would be difficult and time consuming because the property was unique Don Canaday a partner with Dugger Canaday Grafe told the New Braunfels City Council Monday that he is unsure which of three possi ble appraisal approaches would be used We use an income approach a sales approach or a cost he said But Im not sure which approach would be appropriate for the fairgrounds property because it presents some environ mental concerns because of the old landfill on Schlitterbahn President Gary Henry wants to swap a 41acre parcel for the citys 30 acre fairgrounds property to secure offsite parking for water park patrons Henry said Schlitterbahn had an option to purchase 41 acres of land adjacent to the Little League fields on Loop 337 for The city leases the fair ground property to the Comal County Fair Association which currently leases the property to Schlitterbahn for parking Before entering into nego tiations with Henry council See APPRAISAL Page 3A Check us out on the web at MILLER MILLER 6253000 186 S Downtown Nfw u   

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