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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 6 I Thursday, June 9, 2011 | herald-zeitung.com  Those rivers don’t clean themselves  Cleanup program contract keeps Comal, Guadalupe pristine — at a price of $150K  By Gf®9 Bowtn  The HerakJ-Zeitung  Ever wonder how the city's Comal and Guadalupe rivers can look so good, despite the tons of fitter that tubers leave behind''  You can thank the City of New Braunfels' river cleanup program, under  whic h a contractor is hired to clear away tourism trash. City River Manager Nathan Pence said the program helps the rivers "stay as protected and as pristine as they've always been."  Pristine Texas Rivers of New Braunfels does the city's river cleanup.  After the busy Memorial  Day weekend, which kicked off the summer season, Pristine went to work — and left the river as clean as it was before Memorial Day, Pence said.  "We've been perfecting this for the last few years and they're doing their job well."  The program has been so  successful that it is being imitated by other cities with river recreation, he said.  Here's how it works: The firm's $150,000 contract — the same amount paid last year — is for both above-water and underwater cleanup from March through October.  On Mondays, Thursdays  and Saturdays and Sundays, Pristine cleans above water along the rivers inside the city limits. Workers clean up anything left hanging in the trees and anything on the banks, empty the litter boats, pick up trash on private docks and even net litter in shallow water.  They'll also clean tuber river entrances and exits, including Cypress Bend Park, the Last Tubers' Exit and the Gateway to the Comal area at Prince Solms Park. Once a week, Pristine puts scuba divers into the Comal to collect litter from the Wurstfest grounds to the Guadalupe.  Student registration dates announced  Registration dates for c ampuses in Comal ISD for the 2011-12 school year have been announce«.  Parents are asked to provide two proofs of residency for registration, which takes place at the school. Students attend the school l(x aterl in their attendance zone of residence.  Attendance zones are approved by the school lx>ard.  To view a map of the dis-trnt's attendance zones, please go to: www.comal-isd.org and click on the "Boundaries and Busses" link on the left.  All registration schedules will be posted on the district website. Dates and times are subject to c hange.  Late registration dates will be announced later in the summer.  Elementary schools  ■ Bill Brown, Aug. 9-10,8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  ■ Clear Spring, Aug. 9-10, 8 a.m. to noon or 1- 5 p.m.  ■ Freiheit, Aug. 9,8 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. and Aug. 10, 1-6 p.m.  ■ Garden Ridge, Aug. 9,10 and 11,8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  ■ Goodwin Frazier, Aug. 9,10 and 11,7-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-  5:30 p.m.  ■ Hoffmann Lane, June 14,9 a.m. to noon or 1:30-4 p.m.;  Aug. 8,8-11 a.m. or 1-6 p.m.; and Aug. 9,8-11 a.m. or 12:30-4 p.m.  ■ Johnson Ranch, Aug. 9-10 is new student registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m; kindergarten parent orientation, will be Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.  ■ Kinder Ranch, please register at Specht Elementary or Timberwood Park Elementary  ■ Morningside, Aug. 9,10 and 11 from 8 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m.  ■ Oak Creek, new-to-district students only, Aug. 9 from 8-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m. and Aug. 10,8-11 a.m. or 1-6 p.m.  ■ Rahe Bulverde, Aug. 9-10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  ■ Rebecca Creek, Aug. 9,9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. and Aug. 10,1-7 p.m.  ■ Arlon Seay, Aug. 9-10,8-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m.  ■ Specht, Aug. 9,10 and 11,8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  ■ Startzville, Aug. 9, noon to 7 p.m. and Aug. 10,8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  ■ Timberwood Park, Aug. 9-10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Middle schools  ■ Canyon, new students to district, Aug. 8,8-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.; returning students may pick up schedules on Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Aug. 10 from 2-7 p.m.  ■ Church Hill, New students  may register Aug. 1 or 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; distribution of student schedules and registration will be on Aug. 10, eight grade from 8:30-11 a.m., seventh grade from 12:30-3 p.m. and sixth grade from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Panther camp for incoming sixth grade and new students will be on Aug. 18 from 2:30-4 p.m.  ■ Mountain Valley, Aug. 10,9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Aug. 11,2-7 p.m.  ■ Smithson Valley, Aug. 9-10, 8-11 a.m. or 2-6 p.m.  ■ Spring Branch, New students to district may register on Aug. 4 from 8-11 a.m. or 3-6 p.m.; sixth grade on Aug. 9 from 8-11 a.m. or 3-6 p.m.; seventh and eight grade on Aug. 10 from 8-11 a.m. or 3-6 p.m. Sixth grade orientation/parent meeting will be Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Make-up registration for all grade levels will be Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.  PTA Wrangler Round Up will be at the football field on Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  High schools  ■ Canyon, New student registration will be by appointment only on Aug. 1 and 2,8-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m., Aug. 3,1-6 p.m., or Aug. 4,8-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Returning student registration will be Aug. 8 for juniors and seniors, 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-4 p.m., Aug. 9 for juniors, 10-11:30 a.m. or 1-6 p.m., Aug. 10 for sophomores, 10-11:30 a.m.  New Braunfels  Herald vZeitung  is GIVING AWAY TICKETS to  ^ Gilbert ond SuUivaris  The Pirates  OF PENZANCE  Subscribe or renew for one year and receive  2 FREE TICKETS  or subscribe or renew for six months and receive lfree ticket.  June 9-19, 2011  at the Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre 290 W. SAN ANTONIO NEW BRAUNFELS, TX  SHOWTIMES June 9th, 10th, 11th - 8:00 p.m. June 12th - 2:30 p.m. June 16th. 17th. 18th - 8:00 p.m. June 18th and June I9th - 2:30 p.m.  Limited availaMity. Ttctots avariaste on a first com* first wmws MM« white sgppkm test “    Tickets aiso availabte at tfte Braunte,   -te - SiO fthninhai jfJÊ Pnmmaff  ffw me rio vnafiwer 91 vummerce.  or 1-6 p.m. and Aug. 11 for freshmen, 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.  On Aug. 19, Cougar Camp will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the performing arts center. Office will be closed on Friday, Aug. 12. Students should bring all registration materials fully completed when reporting on your registration date, including two proofs of residency. Bills should be dated within the last 30 days to registration.  ■ Canyon Lake, Returning student registration for seniors will be Aug. 9,8:30-11 a.m. and for juniors, 1-3:30 p.m. and Aug. 10 for sophomores, 1:30-3:30 p.m. and for freshmen, 8:30-11 a.m.  Freshman Fish Camp will be on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New student registration will be Aug. 16,8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Aug. 17,1-6 p.m. New students are asked to bring last report card or unofficial transcript, immunization records, birth certificate and Social Security card and two proofs of residency.  ■ Alamo Colleges-Memorial Early College High, Aug. 8 for ninth grade students from 9 a.m. to noon and Aug. 9-10 for 10th grade students, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  ■ Smithson Valley, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon for sophomores and 1-5 p.m. for freshmen,  Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon for seniors and 1-5 p.m. for juniors. Freshman Fish Camp/parent meeting will be on Aug. 10 from 6-8 p.m. New student registration will be Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon or on Aug. 3 from 1-6 p.m.  18-wheeler bound for Joplin leaving Friday  Supplies vehicle to take aid to Mo. town hit by tornado  By WIN Wright  The Herald-Zeitung  Community Christian Church will stage a send-off Friday for an 18-wheeler packed with supplies to aid Joplin, Mo., tne town leveled by an F-5 tornado on May 22.  The death toll is up to 142 and thousands were injured by the twister, which destroyed much of the town. But New Braunfels residents are coming to its aid, and have contributed tons of supplies and other relief items for Joplin's 50,000 residents.  "The truck is about three-quarters full — we still have a lot of food still inside the church," said jason Casey, who is helping lead the effort.  A few weeks ago, Joplin-based Con-Way Truckload left a 55-foot trailer in front of the church parking lot at 1750 McQueeney Road. Casey said the truck will be ready to go by noon on Friday.  "We're going to pick up the last donations at all the drop-off points by Thursday afternoon," Casey  DROP-OFF POINTS  ■ First Commercial Bank (both locations)  ■ Dollar General (excluding Loop 337 location)  ■ New Braunfels Feed and Supply  ■ KGNB/KNBT radio  ■ Brake Solutions  ■ Hoffmann Floors  ■ Supplize  ■ Salvation Army  ■ New Braunfels City Hall  ■ Tractor Supply Company  ■ Hodell Window Coverings  ■ Shop Around The Corner  said. "We've been getting lots and lots of stuff."  Items not being accepted are clothing and bottled water. Casey said household goods, cleaning supplies, canned food, tools and paper goods are welcome.  For information, call Hodell Window Coverings at (830) 606-6215 or contact Casey at (830) 358-6930.  Your Water Supply is what matters.  Current Water Restriction Status:  Stage 2  NBU customers are now allowed to use a sprinkler or irrigation system one day per week based on the last digit of your address:     Oor 1    Monday      2 or 3    Tuesday      4 or 5    Wednesday      6 or 7    Thursday      8 or 9    Friday     Everyone is asked to become more aware of water and use it responsibly. Experts estimate that more than 60% of our water supply goes toward outdoor use. It is also the type of usage where reductions can create the largest benefit. There are a number of techniques which can help you prepare for more severe drought without adversely affecting your lifestyle or your budget. NBU offers free water audits for its customers to help identify areas where reductions in water consumption can be made. Just call (830) 608-8925 to schedule an audit.  Note: Watering with a hand-held hose, bucket, soaker hose that does not spray water in the air, or a drip irrigation system is still allowed on any day, but only before 10am and after 8pm.  There is also complete information about the days you may use a sprinkler during any stage of conservation and helpful water conservation ideas available at  www.nbutexas.com  under the Conservation tab or by calling (830) 608-8925.   

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