New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 4, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
A star spangled evening
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeilung wishes “happy birthday” today to Suzanne Hcrbclin, Sheila Hernandez, Annie Cadded, Tina vlarie Scott, Bill Cohen, Sandy Aigh, Joyce Bauer, Dolores Gra-nado, Eloisa Torres, Virginia White, Mike Georg and Ronald Storms Jr.
Happy birthday Monday to Vic-Icy Gilmer, Jackie Erben, Timmy Smith and Fem Higginbothm.
Belated birthday wishes to Couruiey Marie Juarez, Bernice Voigt, Sharon McGee, Roscannc Paredcz, Maria Perez, Connie Conc, Sheryl Graham, Tcri Brothe, Laura Sagcbicl, Nancy White, Sandra Duncan, Nancy Lopez, Larry Schwab, Charlie Soell, Sandra Duncan and Laura Gusmc.
Celebrating an anniversary today are B.C. and Pat Smith.
“Happy anniversary" Monday to Werner and Delia Rahc.
Belated anniversary wishes to Herman and Dora Giesick, Domingo and Gloria Herrera, Juan and Ana Lope/ and Robert and Sabas Gonzales.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
National Night Out
To coincide with National Night Out, residents of Rivcrcrcst Heights Subdivision arc sponsoring a night out Tuesday, Aug 6 at 7 p.m. in Rivcrcrcst Park. All neighbors arc urged to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and walk down to the park A general meeting will precede discussion with each block captain. Bring lawn chairs. For more information call 629-1441.
Vicjos Amigos reunion committee will sponsor a fundraiser Saturday, Aug IO at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church from 11 a m. to 3 p.m. Barbecued chicken plates will sell for $3 50.
Registration for the 1991-92 Hermann Son School of Dance-will be Thursday, Aug. 15 from I -6 p.m. at the lodge located at 463 N. Union St. In order to register, students must be members of Hermann Sons and in good standing. Students must be between the ages of 3 and 18. Registration fee per student is $10. For more information call Denise Bird at 625-3093 or Marti Matthews at 625 2977. Flag retirement
A date has been set to proceed with the flag retirement ceremony sponsored by the American Legion Post #35 and Auxiliary. The public is invited to observe the ritual slated to begin at 8 p m. in Camp Comal Park located at the end of Kuehler Ave. on Friday, Aug 16. The post is continuing to accept unserviceable flags until ceremony time. For more information call Leon Helmke at 629-1252.
The New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club will meet at Landa Park’s picnic area number 5 Tuesday, Aug 6 at 6 p m On Tuesday, Aug. 13 the club will be back at its regular meeting place, Oma* Haul Restaurant Rummage sale
Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire See STAMM TISCH, Pag* I
Expect a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and a high temperature of about 97 degrees Monday’s high is expected to reach the high 90s with another 20 percent chance of thunderstorms In New Braunfels Friday, the high was 97 and the low was 76.
to aid airport
Early closings drain profits
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August 4, 1991
Three Sections, 40 Pages
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
•U.S. Senator Phil Gramm announced Friday the award of a $454,770 construction grant to the city of New Braunfels to make improvements at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport.
“We arc very pleased," said City Manager Paul Grohman. “It’s going to give us some really necessary safety features at the airport.”
The funds, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration, will be used to reconstruct and rehabilitate aprons as well as to install a visual approach aid, airport beacon, runway lighting and fencing at the airport.
“The major impetus will be runway lighting on both our major runway 1735 and 1331,” Grohman said.
Grohman said all of the improvements funded by the grant will be on the airport grounds and will not involve instrument landing system lights that arc located off the grounds.
“I believe in assuring that Texans get a fair return on the lax dollars we send lo Washington,” Gramm said in announcing the project. “And I am pleased that the federal government is providing this money to make permanent improvements which will benefit the people who rely on New Braunfels Municipal Airport.”
The FAA, established in 1958, is responsible for aviation safety within the United States.
The agency administers this grant program under its mandate of assuring safety at public-u.se airports and of assisting in the development of airports to meet current and future demand for service by the public.
There has been discussion about trying to get the New Braunfels Municipal Airport upgraded to reliever airport status which would bring in additional federal funds for expansion.
Twenty three girls from across the state competed for the title of Texas Ye-,rig Woman of the Year Saturday (Photo by Anneiies Schlickenrieder'
Austin girl wins competition
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Melissa Janet Marse of Austin was named the 1992 Texas Young Woman of the Year at the finals competition at the New Braunfels Civic Center Saturday night, where the theme was "It’s a Grand Old Flag”
Marse, who performed a piano solo, Dohnanyi’s Rhapsody #3, beat out 23 other girls from across die state for tile title.
First runner up was Laura Bussa of Houston; second runner up was
Dcana Faye Otis of Throckmorton and third runner-up was Lauren Robinson Green of Katy.
The Texas Young Woman of the Year program, known until 1989 as Texas’ Junior Miss, is held annually to honor the state’s outstanding high school senior girls. This statewide scholarship and honors program recognizes, rewards and encourages excellence while promoting self esteem among these young women. The scholarships awarded by the program allow the participants to pursue a college
education and carcer goals.
During die preliminary competitions. three winners are named in each of three on-stagc categories: creative arid performing arts, presence, and composure and fitness Two winners were selected in the scholastic category on the final night.
Ute 199! Texas Young Woman of the Year was Melissa Joy Hinojosa of Laredo The state competi-Uon is held each year at the New Braunfels Civic Center. The producer of the program was Kathy
Hill, a theater arts teacher at New Braunfels High School.
Representing New Braunfels in the program this year was Kourtney Lcanne Gocrgcs She is the daughter of Bd and Tina Goerges of New Braunfels.
More don 26,000 young women enter the program each year and more than 1,200 local winners par
ucipaie in the 50 state finals. These winners advance to the national compctiuon in Mobile, Ala.
Outdoor writer Gerald Aimy
Outdoor writer authors feature
Beginning Thursday in the New Braunfels Herald Zeilung, a weekly outdoor column will appear written by Gerald Almy, whose woik ha* long appeared in a variety of outdoor magazine* and who is now Lute* and Flies editor for Sports Ajield magazine Almy, who also wine* feature* on both hunting and fishing for Sport* Afield, ha* icecally moved to he Canyon Lake area where he will nuke his home with his wife. Becky, and their daughter, Jai ie ti fie began his outdoor willing career 18 year* ago after graduaung from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a degree in English fie was elected to Fbi Beta Kappa
bi the early stage* of his caieci, Almy freelanced for a variety of outdoor magazines and newspapers, including Outdoor I ife, field A
By MARK WARNKEN Start Writer
Robert and Shirley Saullc moved here from New York about five years ago to open the Watering Hole Saloon and Dance Hall and to raise their family.
The couple has invested a lot of money renovating and expanding the bar from 660 square feet to 21.000 squire feet. and neither say they mind paying taxes on the business
Bul they agree it’s not fair thai the Watering flolc, located off U S. 81 on Old McQueeney Road, and other responsible bar owners in the city. have to close earlier than other bars in the county That’I a major reason a group of bar owner* collected 300 signatures on a peuuon forcing the New Braunfels City Council to call the Aug IU referendum on changing a city ordinance to extend the hours alcohol can be served by one hour on Saturday and two hours the rest of the week According to the ballot, voters will decide whether to allow bar owner* to apply for spec a1 permit* to extend the sell of alcohol on Sunday between the
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Owner raises safety issue
By MARK WARNKEN Start Writer
For Jeronimo Jcrgms, co-owner of Ma/allan Charlies in G rue ne, support
of extended hours for alcohol sales aren’t a matter of economies, but nstead one of safely Many also support the existing shorter drinking hours for traffic safety reasons, but Jcrgms said the safety problem really arses from sending local restaurant and bar patrons to socialize elsewhere late ai night.
People aren t getting killed and injured in car wrecks inside the city, but rather on the highways leaving arid coming back lo town because ol Porter bar hours here, he said.
“In a utopia, people would go home at 12. But Utey don I. b’s Friday nigni. and they’re going to San Antonio, to the (Canyon) Lake or to Austin,” Jer guts said. “The people who are doing this are from this comm unity They are not going borne ’ I he purpose of this law, I it was to get people borne early, is not doing u lf I saw them ail going home ai 11,
I wouldn’t have any qualms about it,” he said.
In effect, the ordinance forces people to drive from New Braunfels and away from friends and family who might otherwise he able to help them get home if needed, Jcrgms said.
A great deal of responsibility goes along with a liquor license. Jergins said Re Ma or an i and bar owners in New Braunfels know and care about their patrons, bul large bars in San Antonio and Austin don’t care. he laid. Also, no one wants to leave their car overnight at a bar there, lie said.
“So what you have done is give this ;>er*on who should not be driving tally tine option — to try to make ii home.” Jcrgms said.
“How many jwopic would not be crippled, scarred or dead if they were only five or IU minutes away from their home, if all the options they had av ai I atiie could have been implemented?" be said.
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Stream, Gray I Sporting Journal \meru an Hunter and others He joined the staff of Sports Ajield six year* ago.
Until moving to Canyon Latke, Airily and hi* family lived iii Virginia He traveled extensively, however, tucking story material on good hunt mg and fishing locations and the most effective technique* for catching filth and bogging gome fie ha* hunted in Alaska. Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico, I uiks A Ca>co», the Bahama* and Iceland, a* well a* most of the Canadian province* and lower 48 stoics Over the year*, though, Almy say* Texas ha* attracted him mote than any other location because of the it* quality hunting arid fishing and that is why be md and hi* family have moved lo Comal County.
Look for Almy * column every thursday beginning this week in the Herald Zeilung
Wet summer turning dry
By MARK WARNKEN Start Write#
Although the level of the Inwards Aquifer recorded at the Panther Canyon test well iii New Braunfels ba* been dropping steadily, ifs still well above the level last year at this lune, according to a local waici watcher
Ihe current leading of 623.84 fee* above mean sea level — die lowest since Jan 15 — about equal* Ute average 623.61 for the entire mourn of August, said Bill Tepe, New Braun lei* Uulmc* engineering assistant
Bul the Comal Springs villi should!! I be lh (caic >>e<d Un* year despite the dropping aquila level and sudden lack of rainfall, he said.
A wet summer turned dry ai lei ti a
ast significant tam, I 68 inches on July 8, he said Oily I 96 niche* fell tile enure rnonth. compared with the monthly aveiage of 2.63 niche* since
Through July, Ute official New Biauiilcis year-to date total is still well above aveiage at 27.33 inches, compared with the normal 2LOV niche*
Russell Masters, Edward* Underground Water District general malta* get, is urging resident* of the region to increase normal water conservation
cf to# is.
On Friday, ihe watei level of the Fat*aid* Aquifer at the Bexar County index well was 644 8 feet above sea level and dropped a foot per day last week. The historical August average
ai the well is 657.6 tcet above sea
"lack of rainfall and high pumping demand* van quickly draw the level down even further In summer, one way people can help is by watering their lawn* during the cool of the day, Masters said.
Forty percent of summer water use is applied to urban landscape*, he said.
On Wednesday, the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority decreased the release from the Canyon Reservoir to 220 cubic feet per second, down from the 290 cubic feet level established about two weeks before Current elevation of Canyon Reservoir is about 5.3 feet below the conservation storage level of 909 feet above mean sea level.