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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas COMPLETE COMAL COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL REPORT BEGINS ON IB 50o New Braunfels SATURDAY AUGUST 27. 2011 Herald ^Zeitung SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINCE 1852 NBU: Stage m days away More stringent water restrictions could be in place after Labor Day ByWlltWrtght The Herald-Zeitung The prolongrd drought has the Edwards A(|uifer tiptoeing the level set for Stage III water restrictions, which could go into effect shortly after Labor Day. New Braunfels Utilities will call for Stage III — which will limit yard watering to one day every other week after the Edwards Aquifer |*17 test well level falls under 640 feet above mean sea level (msl) or when the Guadalu[)e River flow at ( omal Springs drops below' 150 cubi( feet per second (cfs), whichever occurs first. NBU has n(‘ver t ailed for Stage III since implementing its current emergency ordinance in May 2006. On june 1, NBU called for Stage II restrictions, which allow watering with a sprinkler or landscape irrigation system one day a week, l)efore 10 a.m. and after 8 f).m., based on the last digit of an address. Also under Stage II, watering with a hand-held hose or soaker hose that does not spray wat(*r into the air, a bucket or drip irriga tion system is allowed on any day, but only before 10 a.m. and aftt'r 8 p.m. See WATER, Page 11A WURST BOWL HONORS LANCE CPL. JOHN F. FARIAS Photos by LAURA McKENZIE | Hnrald-Zeitung BEYOND THE GAME ABOVE: Felix and Penny Farias look to the heavens as they are joined on the field by New Braunfels coach Chuck Caniford and four players during a special presentation honoring their son, Lance CpI. John R Farias, before the start of Friday’s Wurst Bowl at Unicorn Stadium, The young fvlarine and 2009 graduate of Canyon High School was killed June 28 while serving in Afghanistan RIGHT; The Unicorns and the Canyon Cougars pray together before the start of the game at Unicorn Stadium. Hurricane Irene heads to N.C. Forecasters predict the storm will tiit Nortti Carolina’s outer islands by Saturday 0 700 mi CANADA ■ , Irate Irene eyes North Carolina 0 700 km New Yor \Afeistiington Q U S A. ¿1* 2 p.m. Sat. 2 p.m. Sun. Atlantic Ocean B p.m. Fri,—é Gulf of ¡Mexico Hurricane Irene Category 2 MOVEMENT; N 14 mph MAX WtND; 100 mph SOUF^CES NOAA. ESRI AP MOREHEADCrTY,N.C.(AP) Whipping up trouble before ever reaching lanci Hurricane Irene zer(x.'d in Friday for a catastrophic run up the Eastern Seaboard. More than 2 million people were told to move to safer places, and New York City ordered its entire network of subways shut down for the first time because of a natural disaster. As the storm's outermost bands of wind and rain began to lash the Outer Banks of North Carolina, authorities in points farther north begeed people to get out of harm's way. The hurricane lost some strength but still packed winds of almost Related story ■ East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene's arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns are already boosting gasoline prices. 5A 100 mph, and officials in the Northeast, not used to tropical weather, feared it could wreak d(‘vastation. "Don't wait. Don't delay," said President Barack Obatiia, who dec ided to cut short his summer vacation by a day and return to Washington See IRENE. Page11A ► EFFECTIVE TODAY High ozone evel triggers health alert From staff reports Hk' Texas ( Commission on Environmental Quality has PK rtitiíd Al<im() Area (()un( il ()t (i( )vcrnments that tcxiay is an Air (^ualiK Health Alert day. It's an orange ak'rt, which means air (jualiK' ■; ould be unhealthy for some [>eople. ih(' T( re( ommends individuals \yith chronic lung disease* such as asthma and (’mphyseni.i, the c'ldc'rly, and young children avoid ex[)o-sure' lor the duration of the' a!('r1. These* groups arc* [)artic -ul.irly sc*nsitive to o/one. In your attc*mpt to avoid (*x[)o-surc, minimize ex(*rtion out-d(M)rs during the mid*fiay to c'arK' c'vc'ning hours or sta\ in(l«K)rs in an air-c()nditionc*d room during this time*. VVhethcT at work or at home* you can improve* air cjualiK' year-round l)y doing the foiknving; • Ke*fue*l after () p.m. • Avoid drive-through lan(*s; [)ark and go inside* to conduct your busine*ss. • Drive* le'ss. Walk or bie\-c Ic*, combine* errands, and/or prc'-plan to minimize tri()s. Share a ride to work or sch(K)l. For information, diTl (210) ( AR-POOl or viMt wwAv.aac (>g.conVc c )mmute.*s-olutions. • Use teleconterencmg instc'ad ot driving to mc*t*tings or l)undle meetings togc'ther. • Try to avoifi morning rush hour; ask your employer alx)ut fle*x-scht\juk‘s or com-[)ressed workwt*e*ks. • Take your lunch to work or schcx)l and avoid mid-day trips and t*rrands. WEATHER, SB CARLEY CANIFORD LAMAR ELEMENTARY 1 " I « Near-record heat today High; 106 Low; 73 Abby 6B Classifieds____ _ JB Comics 1QA Crosswords _ 10A FQIum.......- _ - ................M Obituaries _ _ M Planner SA Sports_____________ m TV 78 Vol 158 1 No. 248 2 sections, 20 pages 8 *56825 00001 50 cents IJVl HAM 1 RIVIA. Ihur^tiays at 8 p.m. I'riic* for 1st, 3 2nd & .^itl plac«' For breaking news, sports scores, weather, traffic and mid-daY updates, follow us on Twitter ONewBraunfelsHZ &Restaiirant Open at4pin Daiir ^JeeHnspired Menu It/tf Uoi 240 -S. 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