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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAYJunior tennis player makes USTA quarter finals, see Page 6. 50 CENTS Inside Obituaries.......................................2 Comics............................................3 Editorial...........................................4 Sports Day......................................5 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Donny Duncan, Megan Williams, Lourdes Gonzales, Elpidio Garcia, Timothy Pete Rosales, Tucker Cuellar and Lupe Torres. River and aquifer information Comal River -262 cubic-feet-per-second, up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer —624.80 feet above sea level, down .04. Guadalupe River — 140 c.f.s. Concert in the Park Painted Pony will perform the free concert this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the dance slab in Landa Park. Aggies’ ice cream "social The Comal County Aggie Moms Club invites all Comal County Aggies and their families to an old-fashioned ice cream social Thursday, Aug. 10 at Area 16 (across from the pool) in Landa Park beginning at 7:45 p.m. This new ‘Howdy Night' is an opportunity for all Aggies - from brand new 'fish' to graduating seniors to former students - and their families to get to know each other and share that great Aggie Spirit. There is no charge for the event. HOPE to hold end of summer dance Hispanic Organization for Public Education announces an end of summer DJ dance fund-raising event with DJ Kenny Longoria. The dance will be Friday, Aug 11 at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall, 138 W Austin St. Lone Star Primary sneak preview A sneak peak for first and second graders at Lone Star Primary will be held Aug. 11 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come put away your school supplies and meet your new teacher. Canyon Music Boosters to meet Canyon Music Boosters meet Thursday, Aug 10 at 7:30 p m. in the Canyon High School Band Hall. All parents of band, choir and drill team members of Comal Elementary, Canyon Middle School and Canyon High School are encouraged to attend* Meet the teacher at Lamar Primary Lamar Primary will have a meet the teacher Thursday, Aug 10. Parents and students are invited to come to the school from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p m. Bring your school supplies and come get acquainted. Teen Connection Thrift Shop sale Teen Connection Thrift Shop is holding a back to school sale all August All clothing is prices from 25 cents to $5. Thrift shop hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a m. to 3 pm. Money supports the programs of Teen Connection. Site of Seele elm to be recognized with historic markers By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A new “Seele elm” will be planted at the Sophienburg Museum Fnday at IO a.m. The growing tree and a new plaque will commemorate the revered elm grove where Rev. Ervendberg held New Braunfels’ first church services and Herman Seele taught the first school classes 150 years ago. Local school children donated money to help fund the bronze plaque and tree, said Barron Schlameus, co-chair of the Sesquicentennial Seele Elm Committee. Clyde Blackman, director of the Sophienburg Museum, also chairs th* committee. “We wanted the children to ‘put in their two cents worth’ for this Sesquicentennial project,” Schlameus said. “The largest donor by far was Seele School,” he said. Friday’s event includes music and refreshments provided by the New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association. Flerb Skoog will serve as emcee, and descendants of the Ervendberg and Seele families will join in the festivities. The public is cordially invited to the ceremony, said Bobbie Purdum, chair of the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Sesquicentennial Commission Histoncal Division, the sponsor of Friday’s event. Another plaque will be set in the middle of Coll Street — where the heralded “Seele elm” tree was nurtured for years. That tree was cut down in 1955 and preserved at the Sophienburg Museum. The New Braunfels City Council resolved “That the site of the original school be marked by a metal disc (marker) flush with the pavement...,’’ said an article in the July 15, 1955 Zeitung-Chronicle “I think it was just a promise between the city and the Sophienburg Association,” Schlameus said. That promise will be fulfilled Fnday, 40 years later. City in running to land Texas Downtown Association convention By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The New Braunfels Downtown Association has another big feather in its cap. The town is one of the finalists being considered for the 1996 Texas Downtown Association Annual Conference. “This is the very first time that a non-urban city has made the finals,” said Main Street Director Karen “K.C.” Crandall. Much work has gone into getting New Braunfels this far, Crandall said. Lier department had to plan where the conventioneers could stay, where they would eat, and what would entertain them during their stay in New Braunfels. A committee also had to come up with a theme that would carry through the whole conference. They made a final choice yesterday — “Rivers of History, Rivers of Progress,” Crandall said. “The theme emphasizes the cultural mix in New Braunfels,” Crandall said, from the Native Americans who originally lived here to the Spanish and later the Germans who settled here. “The rivers have played an important part in bringing people here throughout history and in the present,” Crandall said. The conference would bring upwards of 300 people to New Braunfels, Crandall said. Finding accommodations, food and transportation for all would be an exciting challenge, she said. Crandall will find out whether New Braunfels made the final cut by the first week in September, she said. “Our application goes for ‘96 or ‘97, so I think we have a really good chance to bring in one year or the other,” she said. The conference committee includes Esther Headnck, Anna Lee Hicks, Manan Benson, Nora Morales, Carol Johnson, Cathy Talcott, Jeanie Mayo, Crandall, and Jim Scheele. “I feel very excited that we are the first small city to be a finalist,” Crandall said. Local psychologist inks book deal to publish in India By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer A local author will soon be able to call himself an international author, following the decision by his publishers to allow his book to be published in several other countries. The Herald Press has agreed to allow the Daughters of St. Paul, in Bombay, India to print 9,000 copies of a special English-language edition of A Parent's Bedside Companion, by Randolph K. Sanders. Sanders, who a psychologist in New Braunfels, said the he wrote the book, which was published in 1992, as a way to help parents of young children, mainly between the ages of 3 and IO years old. He said he knows things can get hectic and parents often feel frustrated raising a child. He said parents usually have little free time, and often only have a few minutes after the children have gone to bed to read. He said he wrote a book with short, brief chapters to help these parents. He said the topic of each chapter is designed so it can be put into practice the following day. “It’s pnmanly to provide help to parents who are frustrated trying to help their children,” he said. The Christian Leader, commenting on the book, said “Sanders, a father and psychologist, uses real-life expenences and insights to help parents gain a sense of confidence in raising their children.” He said the idea of his book being sold in foreign countnes is exciting. He said part of his agreement with the publisher says they are flee to provide the book in other set tings. Sanders will receive little if any money from the additional sales because he said it will be used primarily on a missionary basis. “It’s really, really exciting, mainly because it will be used to help parents in other countnes as part of a mission,” Sanders added. The book will be sold in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, and parts of Africa. Tile Daughters of St. Paul is a religious order performing missionary work in vanous countnes. Sanders' book is only the second book the order has pnnted for adults. This book was Sanders second book. He said he is still wnting and plans to have another book coming out next year. The new book will be for professional counselors and therapists, and will deal with ethics. Owners must register water wells with EUWD By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Wells within the Edwards Underground Water District will soon be required to be registered, or the owner will face a penalty, which may mean not being able to pump water. The board of directors for the Edwards Underground Water District passed a resolution requiring all wells in the district, regardless of size, be registered. Well owners are required to file the registration form within 60 days from the August 22 effective date. Owners failing to either file or request a variance, will be subject to whatever penalties the district feels are appropriate, said General Manager Rick 111-gner. The resolution, passed yesterday, says water will not be withdrawn from a well that is not registered. Illgner said the wells that are already registered do not have to be registered again. He said the district already has some knowledge regarding larger wells. "It’s something you just have to do. It helps you know where the points of withdrawal are...lf we know how many wells there are, and where, we can manage the aquifer better,” said Illgner. In other business, the board authorized the general manager to inform outside counsel that an alleged violation or breach has occurred in reference to the settlement between the district and the Living Waters Artesian Springs, Ltd., better known as the catfish farm. Illgner said the settlement with the farm said the wells would not be opened until they received all the necessary permits. He said it is believed that some sort of tour or demonstration was held at the catfish farm, and the wells were opened. It is uncertain how much water was used during the alleged violation. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Fish Camp The’Canyon High School Student Council sponsored its first Fish Camp for incoming freshmen Tuesday afternoon. The event introduced the new students to key people and traditions at the school. Above, students check out a performance by the Aristocats in the Cougar Den. Organizers hope to make the Rah Camp an annual event. Justice Dept. OKs aquifer plan The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has given its approval to state legislation which will allow a new agency to manage water from the Edwards Aquifer. The action effectively clears the way for the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA) to begin operating, giving the agency power to license wells, broker water and oversee pumping limits. The decision was released in a letter to Secretary of State Antonio Garza, Jr. on Aug. 8, 1995. The approval addressed House Bill (HB) 3189 which revamped the governance portion of Senate Bill (SB) 1477. SB 1477 was put on hold in 1993 when DOJ ruled that the law violated the Voting Rights Act by replacing an elected governing body (the Edwards Underground Water District) with an appointed board (Edwards Aquifer Authority). HB 3189, adopted by the 74th Texas Legislature and signed by Governor Bush on June I, replaced the governance portion of SB 1477. The new Authority will be governed by a 15-member elected board which will have broad jurisdiction and power to manage the Edwards Aquifer. After two years in agency limbo, Edwards District Chair Jerri Martin is relieved a final decision has been reached. “Now that the Department of Justice has pre-clcared the legislation, it is time to move forward. The Edwards District will do everything in its power to sec that the transition goes smoothly.” A temporary board will be in place until November. 1996 when elections will be held and a permanent board will be chosen. The board is comprised of seven members from Bexar County elected from single member districts and other members elected from Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Caldwell, Uvalde, Medina, and Atascosa counties. Comal County will elect one member on its own and another member will be elected from a district including Comal and Guadalupe counties. United Way is working United Way officials Joe Wort, S.D. David, Doug Miller, Frances Huff, and Postmaster Alice Briones mail out solicitations for advance gifts to the Comal County United Way fund drive, officially opening the 1995 drive. Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels The old LORA building. 16 Pages in one section ■ Wednesday, August 9,1995Herald- fSELng ust 9,1995    Serving    Comal    County    for    more    than    143 years ■ Home of PAUL BARSCH Vol. 143, No. 193 rQuoz!    Has your mother sold her mangle? Slang through the    , see page 4. t ;