New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Baptist Church, Bulverde Fire Department, Canyon Lake Fire Department, Bracken Fire Department, Spring Branch Fire Department, county employees, and others.
“Withoutjhe volunteers, this never would have been a success,” he said
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’■f ‘ jFour teams make pitch for final playoff spot tonight. See Sports, Page 5New Braunfels
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Birthday wish** from the H era M-Zettung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Tina Marie Triesch, Pedro Partkfe, and Briana McDonald.
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Mold—630 Grass—trace Oak — 296 Pecan—24 Hackberry—0 Ash —trace (Potan measured In parts psf cubic mater of air. Readings taken yesterday. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
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Comal River — 219 cubic feet per second, same as yesterday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 623.54 feet above sea level, same as yesterday.
DlfMtd Am—lean Veterans inset Wednesday
Comal County Chapter 163 of the Disabled American Veterans, meets at 7:30 p.m.,
May 1 at the VFW Post Home on Peace Avenue. Election of officers will be held.
VFW Poet to celebrate Loyelty Day
VFW Post 7110 and Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate Loyalty Day, May 1, with a flag raising
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VFW pancake tapper to be held Thursday
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 will hold a pancake supper Thursday, May 2 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Post Home on Peace Avenue. Cost will be $3 per plate, and tickets may be purchased at the Post Home. For information, call Ski Haneiwich at 620-0223 or the Post Home at 625-9961.
American Legion Poet #179 to meet
American Legion Comal Post #179 meets Thursday, May 2, at 410 W. Coll St. The executive committee meets at 7 p.m., and the regular meeting starts at 8 p.m. Unit #179 Auxiliary meets at 7:30 p.m.
Members of Hermann Sons Albert Kypfer Lodge #106 meet Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. Members are asked to bring a salad. Men are to serve the ice cream furnished by the lodge.
Youth soccer fundraising dinner
The New Braunfels Blitz Youth Soccer Club is having j its spring fund-raising dinner Friday, May 3 at Seele Elementary School. Plates are $4.50 each for a taco dinner with all the trimmings. Serving will be from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. with plates to go available. Purchase tickets from a player, or call 625-9348 (days) or 625-6715 (nights).
Project Grad meeting
Canyon High School Project Graduation committee will meet Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Commons area of Canyon High School. All senior parents are especially encouraged to attend.
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San Marcos moves toward use of Canyon Lake water
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority (GBRA) General Manager Bill West believes a proposed agreement between his agency and the City of San Marcos to build a surface water treatment plant that would draw water from Canyon Lake will be beneficial fen* the city.
“San Marcos will benefit from this because they will have an alternative water source besides the Edwards Aquifer,” West said.
This week die San Marcos City Council voted to go into the interlocal agreement with GBRA for the construction of the water treatment plant. Projections are that the plant will be completed in three years at a cost between $15 and $20 million. The water from Canyon Lake would run into the Guadalupe River andbediverted from there.
On Wednesday, San Marcos city officials put the city under Stage 2 of the city’s emergency water demand reduction plan that aims to cut usage by 15 percent.
“The details of the San Marcos-GBRA interlocal agreement are similar with a letter of intent we signed with San Antonio (in 1995),” West said. “It will establish a framework for a regional water supply.”
West said the first phase of the project will probably entail 5,000 to 10,000 acre feet of water per year. That could be expanded to 30,000 acre feet in the next 50 years if water rights issues are resolved with the City of San Marcos, West said.
The agreement between San Marcos and the GBRA is expected to be completed this summer.
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Man stabbed in fight on Simon Street
By DENISE DZIUK
An argument between friends escalated last night, and resulted with one of the men being hospitalized with a stab wound.
According to the police report, two men got into an argument in the 700 block of Simon Street at about 10:30 Sunday night. Michael Carrasco, 18 of New Braunfels, told police he beat up the friend he was arguing with.
He told them a friend of the friend then pulled out a knife. Carrasco suffered a small wound to the abdomen area. The name of die individual with die knife was not known at press time.
“The victim was not cooperative with us and was not very forthcoming with information,” said Det. Sgt. B.B. Boatright.
Carrasco was taken by a private vehicle to McKenna Memorial Hospital, where he was admitted. Carrasco said he was feeling “a little better than (Sunday) night.”
He said doctors told him his colon was slightly punctured, and he will likely remain hospitalized for a few days.
Boatright said die incident is still under investigation. He said it will be up to die victim to press charges once the identity of the attacker is determined.
“It was good, good, and Braunfels Assistant Fire hahn.
Friesenhahn said that during the six hours of collection, 543 cars came through- These cars brought in a remarkable amount of material, including 1,400 gallons of used oil, 7 drums of oil filters, 600 gallons of recyclable paint, 300-400 automobile batteries, 44 drums of hazardous waste and over 2,000 tires.
He said the cars lined Altgelt Lane, and at times, were across railroad tracks.
He said die wait at times was 30 or 45 minutes, but most people remained patient and were tolerant of die wait.
“The lines just never quit until we cut diem off at 3 p.m.,” he said.
Friesenhahn said a huge thanks needs to be sent to all the volunteers on behalf of the city and the county. Volunteers included members of the EC Club, the Evening Lions, the Noon Lions, the Evening Rotary Club, Juvenile and Adult Probation, members of First
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“We just fine tuned the operation,” said Friesenhahn.
In addition to all the items collected, Fnesen-hahn said feerc are still 7 drums of recyclable latex paint that he will give away. He said it is a combination of colon, but is ideal for primer paint. Anyone interested in obtaining some of the paint and keeping it out of a hazardous waste landfill can call Friesenhahn at (210) 6Q8r2120.
Lakefest organizers promise a good time for a good cause
By DAVID DEKUNDEA
The inaugural Lakefest ‘96 festival promises to have something for everyone while benefitting two good causes.
Lakefest ‘96 will be held Saturday at Canyon Dam and the Dam Red Bam restaurant. Proceeds from Lakefest ‘96 will benefit Comal County Habitat for Humanity and the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation in New Braunfels.
The festivities will get under way at 8:25 a.m. with the Herald-Zeitung Lakefest ‘96 5-K run/walk/kids.’
Throughout the day and night, Lakefest ‘96 will have a horseshoe tournament, a bass tournament, a silent auction, arts and crafts, a tennis tournament, music, a dance and a golf tournament and a crawfish boil and a barbecue dinner ($7 a plate) will be served all day long at tile Dam Red Bam.
County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew said the event will give Habitat for Humanity and MHMR and opportunity to extend their pres-
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ence in the Canyon Lake community.
“We are trying to build an infra-struture for both organizations at Canyon Lake,” Bartholomew, a Habitat for Humanity board member, said. “The way we are doing that is to see who is interested doing these things. We will be networking and interfacing
with them.... We figured we needed to entertain people and get them involved in some good causes the public would want to participate in.” Laura Lopez, MHMR area program director, said Lakefest ‘96 will be an opportunity for people to meet MHMR’s clients in the community.
“The clients will be helping with the run, running the arts and crafts area and volunteering their time whenever they are needed,” Lopez said. “They will be thanking the community for their support.”
“It will be an incredible all day event,” said event organizer Susan Philips. “We will have air castles, clowns from the Clown Corps and a brand new 5-K run and walk on the flattop featest and most beautiful course in die state. Big time elite runners will be signed up for this race. And State Representative Edmund Kuempcl will be auctioneer for the live auction at 7:45 p.m.” Bartholomew said there will be an important theme for Liefest ‘96. “We will be having MHMR clients, families and Habitat for Humanity members marching along the dam and getting medals (at 11:30 a.m.),” Bartholomew said. “The theme of this march will be ‘Let He Who is Without Imperfection Cast the First Stone.’ All we are saying is that the world isn’t perfect and we are trying to make it betta-.”
Bartholomew said 1,800 people are expected to attend Lakefest ‘96.
Sullens resigns as Herald publisher
David Sullens has resigned his position as publisher of the Herald-Zeitung.
He said due to significant changes in his situation, he thought it best for all concerned if he sought a new environment.
“Southern, the Walls family and I support his decision and will work with him and all concerned to make this transition a smooth one,” said Jim Elsberry, group manager and vice president with Southern Newspapers, Inc.
Managing Editor Doug Loveday has agreed to take on the position of Acting General Manager.
The process for finding and securing a ftill-time replacement for Mr. Sullens is under way.La Nina to blame for drought conditions Texas. See Opinion, Page 4.