New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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EAA approves new budget after cuts made
From staff repats
The Edwards Aquifer Authority Board of Directors approved Wednesday a $6.4 million budget for 1998, less than the proposed $6.7 million, according to EAA officials.
The majority of the budget cut was from a $600,000 contingency fund and another $8,000 was cut from proposed research and technology initiatives, according to a press release.
Board members also voted to lower proposed aquifer management fees to $17 an acre-foot of water for municipal and industrial users from $18 and $3.40 for agricultural users, down from a proposed $3.50.
In other action, the board instructed staff to publish revised critical period management rules to solicit public comment.
The new rules, which limit pumping from the aquifer in drought, require irrigators to report pumping during a critical penod and allows water retailers to implement and enforce their own water-use restrictions based on EAA guidelines.
Directors elected a new member for the District 7 seat on the board vacated by Joe Herrera in October. Ramiro Cavazos, 36, will serve District 7, which covers parts of west and northwest San Antonio.
The board voted unanimously to re-elect its 1997 officers, including Michael Beldon as chairman of the board, to the same position in 1998. Doug Miller continues to represent District 9, Comal and Guadalupe counties.
The EAA was created in June 1996 and is mandated by the state to preserve the quality and quantity of
EAA takes comment on permit rules
The Edwards Aquifer Authority will listen to comments from well permit applicants today during a public hearing at 6 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Court Meeting room on the third floor.
Proposed regulations of water usage govern how permit applications will be processed and how the EAA wMiscalculate withdrawal amounts, handle water rights transfers and manage proposed permit holders’ authorized withdrawals over the next three years.
The proposed rules, which will be published after public hearings in each county of the aquifer area have been completed, may be found in the Nov. 21 issue of the Texas Register, available at Dittlinger Memorial Library, 373 Magazine Ave., near the magazine section.
The rules also can be accessed on the Internet at www.e-aquifer.com.
The proposed permit and transfer rules would allow a person who has excess water to lease or sell that water. A protection clause for Comal and Hays counties also is included.
Wilton Wamecfce of Ascot Travel presents Tracy Klein a gift certificate to Las Vegas as she won the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung football contest sponsored by the following businesses: Ascot Travel,
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Funeral arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Harold Poggemeyer of New Braunfels, who died Wednesday, Dec. IO, 1997, at his residence at the age of 75.
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ground water from the Edwards Aquifer through management practices. It represents all or part of an eight-county area in South Central Texas.
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pitched in Wednesday morning to help booster club vice president Carroll Coleman set up his charter bus sign-up table Coleman’s son Clay was moved up to varsity atter playing junior varsity all season, he said
“We have reservations for seven buses You can bring food and drinks on the bus All of them have restrooms — it s going to be a nonstop deal,” he called to those waiting in line
The line of about 30 fans moved quickly as thev bought tickets and more fans arrived The group moved en masse and swanned around the charter bus table as a cardboard crate amvcd tilled with the latest Unicom T-shirts hearing the team's signatures on the front “They’re $15." Coleman said ■‘We’re selling about 150 to the public ”
The supply of shirts is not likely to last I he memories, however, will memories of camaraderie and of owning part of a high-school dream thai came true
Tickets will tie on sale again today
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her home at KL Ranch on Camp River Road She used gloves to protect her fingers from the spines but later shed the gloves because her hand mobility was inhibited.
Bretzke credited her mother-in-law, Ruby Bretzke of New Braunfels, with the onginal idea Ruby Bretzke used pecans, branches and other natural decor along with the cactus to construct wreaths that, over the years, caught Gail Bretzke’s attention After seeing the wreath contest in the December 1996 Good Housekeeping, Bretzke said she decided to enter She made a cactus wreath in early spring, took pictures and sent them off to meet an April deadline.
The project takes about two or three hours from start to finish.
Bretzke was first notified in August that her entry was being considered.
Good Housekeeping staff called her in October and told her she had won.
“It was fun” creating the wreath, said Bretzke.
until 3 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to I p rm Student tickets sell for $5 while adult tickets cost $8 each. Tickets will be $ IO at the gate
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The balloons are federally registered aircraft and must adhere to all federal aviation regulations. Unlike other aircraft, they are at the mercy of the wind and therefore cannot always predict where they will fly or land. Balloon pilots must look for a friendly and safe place to land.
The balloonnieister, Tim Brady, a local pilot with some 16 years of experience, said, “Most people are excited about these colorful bubbles descending slowly onto their property. They settle gently and softly across an area of approximately IOO square feet.”
Brady, who has flown in Europe and throughout the United States, is responsible for the safety and organization of the balloon activity. He said there were two major concerns in ballooning: safety and good landowner relations.
“Without cooperative land owners. Hying is difficult and can be dangerous,” he said.
. Balloon pilots have chase crews that try to find landowners to request permission to land, but that is not always possible in open areas and vacant las.
“The balloons don’t generally cause any damage to the property. In fact, there is a better chance that the balloons end up with minor cuts in the fabric if they drop over fences or someone steps on them," Brady said.
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“The sound of the heater used to keep the balloons up spooks dogs, cows and horses much like fireworks. The balloons pilots are vigilant about animals in pens and try to avoid them if at all possible.”
The Glowfest ‘97 organizers said they hoped local residents inside the potential flight pattern would welcome balloonists onto their property.
If there is a safe place and the balloons are welcome, people are asked to put out a white sheet or similar white marker.
If the landowner wants to prohibit landing, put out some sort of red fabric or a large blue plastic tarp. As the balloons begin to land they descend in altitude to about 250 feet above the ground to set up a safe approach. They can see these signals if the fabric or tarp is spread in the open area that can be used for landing.
If there are any questions or special concerns, Brady asked the
landowners call Judy Young at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at 625-2385.
“We want to make this a fun event and create excellent landowner relations for balloonists in the New Braunfels area,” he said.
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