New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAYGo-cart racers help leukemia patient. See Sports Day, Page 5
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Steven Ray Casaneda, Sarah Castaneda Nava and Bella Vil-lela (belated). Happy 50th anniversary to Robert and Irene Gonzales, and happy anniversary to Terry and Sam Burto and Virginia and Tommy Ortiz.
River and aquifer information
Comal River -258 cubic-feet-per-second, down 4 cfs. from yesterday Edwards Aquifer —624.71 feet above sea level, down .04. Guadalupe River — 140 c.f.s
Habitat For Humanity luncheon postponed
The Comal County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, scheduled for tomorrow, has been rescheduled.
It will be held Saturday,
Sept. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Life Center at First Protestant Church. Bring sandwiches or a salad, chips, etc. Drinks will be furnished. All building volunteers and anyone else interested in HFH is invited. -
Party for Claudia
An informal retirement reception will be held for Claudia Perry , celebrating 25 years of coaching volleyball at New Braunfels High School. The reception will be held Sunday, Aug. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Capparelli's party room. Everyone invited.
Amy Grunwald to pass on her crown
Amy Grunwald, this year's reigning Texas Junior Miss, will relinquish her crown Saturday, Aug. 12 in Seguin at the Texas Lutheran College Auditorium at 7 p.m. This year, 12 contestants will participate in the Texas Junior Miss program. Alison Damarodas will represent New Braunfels.
Amy competed in the America Junior Miss program in Mobile, Alabama in June.
La Loch# League to meat
The La Leche League of New Braunfels will meet Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 10 a m. in the meeting room of NBNB Center North, 1000 N. Walnut St. Breastfeeding mothers and babies, and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding, are invited to attend. For information, call Dana at 625-1240 or Mary at 609-2889.
Bake a cake for the Women’s Center
The Comal County Women's Center invites you to support the center by donating individually wrapped items for a bake sale, which will be held Aug.
19 at 5 p.m. on the Plaza.
Bring your goodies to the shelter (1547 Common St.) any time Friday or before 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 620-7520 for information.
Lions to sell raffle tickets at HEB
The Noon Lions Club will sell $1 raffle tickets for a three-minute shopping spree at HEB through Sunday at the store. Proceeds will benefit the Texas Lions Camp.
County adopts burning ban
By DENISE DZIUK
The Lion King
Henld-Zettung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
The New Braunfels Noon Lions Club honored George Nowotny, the oldest living member of the club with a birthday party Aug. 2. He is 89 years old, and has been a Lion since 1929.About 150 Lions sang Happy Birthday to him at the party.
Comal County has declared an emergency and banned outdoor burning, in an effort to reduce the risk of fires during currently dry conditions.
Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willman said the ban prohibits people from burning any combustible material in an unenclosed area. He said this does not include fires for food preparation. However, caution should be exercised, and even open campfires should be avoided he said.
Willman said officers will simply tell people to put the fire out the first time, if subsequent calls are made, they will be arrested. Violation of the order is a misdemeanor, and punishable by up to a S1,000 fine, or up to 180 dave in jail.
“People using common sense will appreciate it, and now that there’s a ban, we can stop more people horn burning irresponsibly," said Commissioner “Moe” Schwab, who was acting judge and declared the order.
Willman said the order has been under consideration for several weeks. He said the fire department has been called out on several pretty big brush fires over the past three or four days, and weather conditions do not appear to be changing.
“We kept putting it off hoping one of those tropical storms or hurricanes would give us some rain, but they haven’t,” he said.
Willman said the largest fire burned about four acres, and no one was hurt. He said the order is a precaution to try and prevent the fires, and possible injuries.
The emergency order went into effect at 11 a.m. Thursday. It will go before the commissioners court on Tuesday for approval. Schwab said the order will then remain in place until weather conditions change and the county receives quite a bit of rain.
In other court business, Jim Inman, general manager for the Water Oriented Recreation District, reported that taxes for the second quarter have been collected, and the total collected was more than $80,000.
He said the total from the second quarter last year was $73,000. He said these funds are used to pay for the law enforcement, the portable bathrooms, and various other costs the board incurs.
Inman said the large amount collected was a result of good water flows this summer. He said the tax is collected for water recreation, which means it comes from outfitters, campgrounds, and lodging accommodations within the district. He said the exact use of the funds will be determined during the next budget and planning process for the board.
Wondering how to register your well with the EUWD? Here’s all you need to know
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Comal County well owners will be required to register their wells with the Edwards Underground Water District. The EUWD passed the new nile Tuesday, and it goes into effect Aug. 22.
Registration is mandatory. “No owner shall withdraw water from a well unless it is registered on or before the filing deadline,” said Tuesday’s resolution.
Well owners can pick up registration forms Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EUWD office at 1615 N. St. Mary’s in San Antonio. Comal County residents can also call and have an application mailed to them, said Carolyn Eagle of the
EUWD. Call (210) 222-2204 or (800) 292-1047 for an application.
Mail finished applications to: Well Registration Officer; Edwards Underground Water District; P O. Box 15830; San Antonio, TX 78215.
Completed applications can be turned in to: Well Registration Officer; Edwards Underground Water District; 1615 N. St. Mary’s Street; San Antonio.
No registration fee is being charged at this time when forms are turned in, Eagle said. However, there may be a fee charged in the future. Whether or not a fee is charged will be determined when the Edwards Aquifer Authority takes over the reins Aug. 28, she said.
The following rules also apply to the application procedure:
■ Registration must be filed within 60 days of Aug. 22.
■ Wells already registered with the EUWD do not have to be re-registered.
■ Well owners can request a variance from the due date. The variance request must have:
■ a) the length of time for which the variance is requested,
■ b) reasons for seeking a variance,
■ c) sworn statement that the facts in the variance request are true.
Specific penalties for non-registered wells have yet to be decided. Eagle said. “We don’t want to give people the impression that we’re drawing a line in the sand," she said.
The district includes the eastern portion of Comal County.
Guadalupe outfitters busy despite low flow
By DENISE DZIUK
The release level into the Guadalupe River has been lowered again. However, outfitters on both the Comal and Guadalupe rivers say business continues to do well, and many are still turning to the rivers for weekend fun.
David Welsch, director of projects for the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority, said the current release rate into the Guadalupe River is 141 cubic feet per second. He said the current level of the reservoir is at 908.71 feet above mean sea level, which means all the flood waters from earlier in the summer have been released. He said he believes it is very unlikely that the release rate will fall below IOO cfs over the next week or two.
“We’ve had a good recreational summer, but now we need some rain,” he said.
Jim Inman, general manager of the Water Oriented Recreation District, said the Guadalupe River is still enjoyable. He said it is ideal for families with young children because the lower level results in a calmer, safer river.
Zero Rivers, owner of Rockin ‘R’ River Rides, said he will be putting smaller boats on the river, and most loads will contain two or three people. He said the tubing will still be good for everyone, and tubers and rafters will be concentrated on the section of the river from Gruene down to Cypress Bend Park because the section between the first and second crossings will be too low.
Rivers said he has continually been busy,
and has not lost a lot of business to the Comal River. He said he does not push tubers to the Comal until the level gets below IOO cfs, and that is not the current case.
Jay Felger, owner of Felger’s Toob Rental, said the Comal River is still beautiful and perfect for tubing without dragging bottom. He said he has not seen a big increase in business since levels started dropping in the Guadalupe, but there has been a slight increase. However, he said the fact that schools are getting ready to start has also limited his business.
“Now that people are starting to come to the Comal, school’s starting back up,” he said.
Clinton Brandt, one of the owners of the Ole Mill Stream, said he has not seen a large increase related to the Guadalupe levels. He said the current water level is comparable to what it was at the beginning of summer, and that does a lot to help business.
“We have a clientele that comes year after year, and it just keeps growing every year. I don’t think you can say it’s because of low levels at the Guadalupe,” he said.
Regardless of which river tourists chose, they are sure to find the water cool and relaxing compared to the hot summer days.
HemU-Zskung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Sweating it out
Friday night high school football can’t be far away. The three local teams started two-a-day practices this week. Pictured above, the Canyon Cougars sweat through a Wednesday workout.
Weekends to feature entertainment in city
New Braunfels residents don’t need to look any farther than their own backyard for entertainment the next few weekends. This coming weekend, Aug. 12 to 13, Top Notch Productions presents an Arts and Crafts Show at the Civic Center. Attendees get a chance to be in the “Guinness Book of World Records” by painting a small part of a huge
mural. Admission is charged.
Saturday, Aug. 19, area women of all political stripes and all walks of life will join in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 19th amendment — when women got the vote.
The celebration includes, sidewalk sales, special window decorations, traveling Women’s History exhibit from the Institute of Texan
Cultures on display at the NBAL, food and displays from area organizations, a parade at 6 p.m., “Sis^ ters in Suffrage” musical comedy on the Plaza, and music by the Community Band and the Sweet Adelines Quartet.
Picnic baskets and lawn chairs are recommended for Main Plaza events.
The old LORA building.
14 Pages in one section ■ Friday, August 11.1995New Braunfels
. 1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of STEVEN RAY CASTANEDA
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