New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 2X— Herald-Zeitung —Tuesday, August 14, 2001
Edwards Aquifer 653.10 feet Coma! River 255 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 82 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 106 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 907.97 ft above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report
7.963 million gallons Well water
7.044 million gallons
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
Full moon...*..........Sept. 2
Last quarter.........Aug. 12
New moon...........Aug. 18
First quarter.........Aug. 25
Partly cloudy Highs mid 90s Rain: none E wind, 10 mph
Partly cloudy Lows mid 70s Rain: <20 percent E wind, 10 mph
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Extended forecast: Wednesday, partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Thursday and Friday, partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s and highs near 10O. Saturday, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
By The Associated Press
Temperatures indicate Monday s high and overnight low to 8 p.m.
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Firestone tire trial begins
McAllen (ap) —
Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. knew its tires were defective and chose to hide that from consumers, a lawyer for victims of a rollover accident told jurors Monday in the first tire-defect case against the manufacturer to ga to trial.
Dr. Joel Rodriguez, his wife, Marisa, and two other family members were traveling in
Mexico when a tire blew out on their 1998 Ford Explorer in March 2000. The vehicle rolled and all four were injured. Marisa Rodriguez, 39, can no longer walk.
Bridgestone/Firestone attorney Knox Nunnally put the blame on Ford.
Ford reaches $1 billion settlement
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A proposed settlement that could
cost Ford Motor Co. as much as $1 billion prompted a judge to postpone a class-action trial Monday on claims that faulty ignition switches caused millions of cars and trucks to stall.
Superior Court Judge Michael Ballachey met privately with attorneys before confirming that settlement talks are ongoing. Under the settlement deal described by attorneys Sunday, Ford would offer not a recall but a warranty extension.
Shuttle passengers move to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts moved into the international space station on Monday for a four-month stay.
For the first time in five months, an American was in charge again at space station Alpha. NASA and the Russian Space Agency are taking turns providing the commander.
Two Tons of Steel takes the stage at Gruene Hall at 7 p.m. today for Two Tons Tuesdays.
• Exit 187 from southbound Interstate 35 to Farm-to-Market Road
725 — The exit is closed permanently. Detour signs will be placed along Business 35 directing traffic to FM 725. A large detour sign also will be placed south of FM 306 notifying I-35 traffic that the ramp has been closed and which ramps to use instead of Exit 187. Also, a large flashing sign will be placed just south of Texas 46 telling I-35 traffic to use Exit 188 to get to downtown New Braunfels. The ramp closure will expedite the construction of FM 725 near I-35.
• Northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 35 from FM 725 — The northbound frontage road from Chevron north to FM 725 also will be moved over to the newly constructed frontage road. This traffic switch will require , the closure of the northbound entrance ramp to I-35 from FM 725. The northbound frontage road traffic still will be allowed to enter the ramp by taking the left turn off the frontage road. The northbound frontage road bodge ovbr the Guadalupe River is scheduled to open in about one month, and FM 725 traffic will be able to use it to access northbound I-35.
• FM 725 Underpass — Expected to be reopened to full width in August.
• Interstate 35 northbound and southbound frontage roads — work continuing from Ruekle Road to Executive Drive.
• North side turnaround — This turnaround will remain open throughout construction but will require various detours.
• Northbound Interstate 35 frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River — will be opened to one lane of traffic today.
• The Solms Road Interstate 35 overpass — will be closed from Aug. 2 through Dec. 2 while workers raise and widen it. Traffic should detour to the Ruekle Road overpass or the Schwab Road underpass.
• Southbound Interstate 35 from one mile north of Solms Road to one mile south of Solms Road — right lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday while work is conducted on the Solms Road bridge above interstate traffic.
YMCA of Comal County offers Prime Time, affordable and convenient after-school care for children ages 4 to 13 from school dismissal until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The YMCA also offers full-day programs on most school holidays, Christmas and Spring Break. Nutritious snacks, homework assistance, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games and discovery centers are all part of Prime Time. The program is offered at most area primary and elementary schools.
For information call the YMCA of Comal County at 606-9622 or 606-YMCA.
The Bulverde Senior Center will host an AARP 55 Alive Driver Safety Program from I p.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at' 30280 Cougar Bend, Bulverde Contact the center at (830) 438-3111 or Bob Botcher at (830) 438-2839.
► Downtown hunt
The New Braunfels Downtown Association 'is having a scavenger hunt from Wednesday through Saturday.
Persons finding all items on the list will be I eligible for a $75 gift certificate drawing on Saturday. Pick up forms from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Brauntex Theatre.
Happy Birthday to Bryan Medrano (9 years) and Esteban Cordova (52 years - Aug. 13).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
New Braunfels Christian Women’s Club will host a ‘Texas Glitz” Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today at Southbank Subdivision Party Room off FM 725. Cost is $11 and is all inclusive.
Peggy Reeves, singer, songwriter, record producer and international entertainer will dazzle attendees with songs from her recordings. Reeves is also a humorous speaker and will speak on “From Coal to Diamonds." Nursery provided free of charge with reservations. For information call Paula at 629-3085, Ruth at (830) 935-4380 or e-mail paulahpiel @ juno.com.
The Hill Country Orchid Society meets at 7:30 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Elks Lodge, 353 S. Seguin St. Meetings include plant raffles, programs and speakers about growing orchids. Newcomers are always welcome. For information, contact Lorraine at 629-2083.
The Zonta Club of New Braunfels will meet today at Giovani’s Italian Restaurant, 367 Main Plaza in New Braunfels. Social hour is at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to bring a canned good for the food bank or a cleaning supply for the Rainbow Room. For information, contact Celia Valentine at 620-7647.
The Children’s Museum of New Braunfels presents Free Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. today. The Texas Agricultural Extension Service presents Slip-Slop-Slap, sun safety video, make and take activities, take-home information, plus all the
regular hands-on fun in the museum. Call 620-0939.
Tracy Bligh will teach lessons in acrylic painting to
children ages 10 to 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today and Thursday atTreefrog Ed. For information, call 626-0777.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the 24-hour club at 1142 Eikel.
Grief Support Group for Women meets at 10 a.m. each Tuesday at Alamo Heights Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Road in San Antonio. This is an ongoing group open to anyone at any time. For information, call Paula Loring or Ruth Bush at 227-8221.
The McKenna Fibromyalgia Support Group meets at 7 p.m. today at the McKenna Sports Fitness Center, 750 Landa St.
The meetings are open to anyone who has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Call Jennifer Burgin at 606-3658 or Mary Breitung at 629-1525.
Connections’ 24-hour crisis line continues to be the final helping link in New Braunfels for those needing information, referral or just someone who will listen to them. Call 629-6571 or (800) 532-8192.
Community Council of South Central Texas at 300
Laurel Lane hosts lunch for those 60 and older in the Laurel Plaza Community Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday. Suggested donation is $1.25.
The registration for the 2001/2002 New Braunfels Hermann Sons School of Dance, has been scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Hermann Sons Lodge, 463 N. Union.
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Is accepting applications for the Fall 2001-2002 school year.
ENROLLMENT NOW A VA1LABLE FOR
PK3 through 6th Grade
For more information about our school or to talk with our Principal, contact the school office at 830-625-3969.
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