New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Canyon Lake level rising; release rate now400 cfsBy SANDRAJACKSON Staff writer
Canyon Lake has surpassed the 900-foot mark for the first time since November, and is gradually rising due to heavy rainfall this week.
Spring Branch inflow was marked at 1,261 cubic feet per second Monday morning, and Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority officials ordered the outflow to be increased from 150 to 400 cfs at 3 p.m. Monday.
In spite of the increased outflow, the level of the lake has come up .07 feet in the last 24 hours. This morning, the inflow was measured at 700 cfs, and the lake level was 900.44 feet above mean sea level.
David Welsch, GBRA director of planning and development, said he expected the outflow to be held at 400 for several days, and his office staff will be keeping close tabs on the amount of rainfall coming into the lake before making another change.
On Nov. 21, the lake fell below 900 feet for the first time since Canyon Dam was built in 1963. Conservation pool level for Canyon Lake is 909 feet. When the lake stands below 909, the GBRA has control of the release rate.
When the water is higher than 909, the control passes to the Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the dam.
Welsch said due to donwstream water rights that were committed before the dam was built, he estimates at it would take an inflow of 1,800 cfs for 30 days to refill the reservoir. His estimate was based on the present lake level.
Some of the old water rights date back to 1916, Welsch said, and include the City of Seguin.
“There is no benefit to us in releasing the water. It is much more valuable to store it,” Welsch said. However, some of it must be passed on in order to honor downstream rights, he added.
Cheer Fund deadline draws near
Donors to our Cheer Fund come in all sizes, as we learned when Elise Saegert came by the office Friday afternoon, pushing a toy grocery cart with some food for
our fund drive.
Needless to say, we welcome all donors or donations, large or small. Thanks, Elise.
The donations picked up on Monday, and we appreciate it. We'll need this kind of support to make our goal by Wednesday, which is the day we hope to wrap things up.
We received nine donations totaling $210 on Monday, bringing our balance up to $4,270.05. That does not include donated food, and we received more food donations Monday.
Clarissa Sammis and an anonymous donor contributed $50, and Mrs. Sammis also brought in a food donation. Deaver and Mildred English, Mrs. Herman Richter, Lucas Exxon and another anonymous donor contributed $25. Florence Harper gave $10 and Bob Peterson brought in a food donation, as did another anonymous donor.
Our goal is to feed 200 families this Christmas, and to do that we need to raise approximately $5,300. We’re definitely within reach of that, and we’ll make it with your continued support.
You can bring your contributions leash or nonperishable food items) by the Herald Zeitung office at. 188 S. Casten. Our business office is open from 8.30 a m. to 5 p.m. If you cannot make it by then, our circulation department will be open until 7 p.m. and can accept Cheer Fund contributions. All contributions are taxdeductible.
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New Braunfels. Texas
December 18, 1984
City to seek river study
fay DANA STELL Staff writer
City Council Monday agreed to ask for a study that will involve everyone along the riverv^as well as committees that have been examining the river tor several months
County Commissioners are expected on Thursday to give similar approval to the request.
Council met last week with members of the city and county rivers committees and members of the Texas Parts and Wildlife Department.
‘They indicated we could receive national assistance, not in grant form, but rn the form of people coming here, meeting with the community and coming up with a plan," Mayor Barbara Tieken said Monday.
Council became aware of the free assistance available from the National Park Service at an August workshop conducted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Park Service.
The city’s river conservation committee in its final report to County also suggested using the park service to study the area’s rivers.
The committee, chaired by Betty Kyle, also suggested that the city and
the county should make it a joint effort.
‘This will not work unless it is a cooperative effort between the private property owners along the river, the outfitters along the river, the resorts owners and any of those with input,” Tieken said. “It will have to include outfitters and anyone related to the river."
Betty Walls, chairman of the county committee studying rivers, told Council the park service would act as a go-between for the various entities concerned with river conservation and protection.
“They will act as a mediator between the interested parties and tie the solutions together for us," she said. “We don’t always have the foresight to see it as a w hole.
“This is where we have to be. it finally has to be a united effort."
The major thrust of the National Park Service study of the rivers here will be suggestions for conservation of the river resources and ways to improve the conditions.
An ultimate goal will be the development of a river corridor management plan, which would make the best use of the river areas for recreation, business, and privateSee PARKS. Page 14
Their programs also served as lyric sheets, and local residents use them to sing along during the third annual Holiday Community Sing Sunday night Unlike
last year, when the mercury plummeted to freezing, the weather cooperated this year, bringing warmer temperatures to
the event. The crowd was estimated at over 300. since all 300 programs printed for the event were handed out
Hall of Honor adds 3
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Five individuals were recognized for their contributions to the community and the Chamber at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Monday.
Jack Ohlrich, local real estate broker, and Frances Bridges, photographer for the New Braunfels Herald, received the President’s Award; while Pat Hernandez, former trustee on the New Braunfels ISI) board, Ruth Harper, former principal of Booker T. Washington School, and Doyle Krueger, former president of the Chamber, were added to the Hall of Honor.
In announcing the awards. Chamber president Robert Orr cited Krueger as a former recipient of the Besserung Award for the outstanding citizen. Krueger also has worked in the Chamber for many years, including serving as chairman of the Texas Legislative Conference, and serving in the Blue Coats.
During Krueger’s presidency the present Chamber offices were constructed and the 125th Anniversary celebration happened, which influenced the direction of New Braunfels towards preserving its heritage.
Krueger is a member of the McKenna Memorial Hospital's board of directors, and currently serves as
Chamber president Robert Orr Honor winners Pat Hernandez, Krueger (right)
vice president of the Wurstfest Association.
Hernandez was cited for 33 years of work with voting precinct 7, ll years of which he served as presiding judge. Also, he and his wife Hortense spent 20 years helping over IOO people become citizens by teaching citizenship classes in Spanish and English. He was recognized by federal Judge Adrian Spears as an outstanding citizen of New Braunfels for this work.
Hernandez also has worked with he Boy Scouts, PT A, and presently
CHANCES BRIDGES HERALD ZEITUNG
(second from left) with Hall of Ruth Harper and Doyle
the Sesquicentennial Conunittee. He received the Silver Unicorn Award for his interest in school and youth activities.
Mrs. Harper was recognized for her years ot civic, educational, church and fraternal services to the community. She received the Volunteerism Award from former Gov. Bill Clements.
And she earned a life-time membership in the NAACP and the National Association of Negro
See CHAMBER, Page 14
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Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy this afternoon, turning cloudy tonight and mostly cloudy on Wednesday. Winds will be from the southeast near IO mph today, decreasing to 5-10 mph tonight and Wednesday. Sunset will be at 5.35 p.m. and sunrise Wednesday will be at 7 a.m. High today will be in the mid 70s, low tonight in the mid 60s and a high on Wednesday in the low 70s. This morning’s low was 63, and yesterday’s high was 70.
Pizza Hut robbed; stolen car recovered
New Braunfels police are looking for the masked man who robbed the Pizza Hut at 220 S. Seguin late Saturday night.
Decective Juan Gusme said a short man, possibly Hispanic, displayed a knife and ordered the clerks to open the cash register. The man took an undetermined amount of money from the restaurant.
“I believe there were three employees there." Gusme said “There were several customers, but no one paid much attention.
No one saw where the man went when he left Pizza Hut.
“He opened the door, stepped out, and disappeared," Gusme said.
The detective said the man probably was in a car because although it was raining heavily at the time, he was not wet when he went into the restaurant.
The robber was wearing a brown jacket (possibly made out of leather), blue jeans, and some type of mask.
He is about 5-feet, 5-inches and weighs about 140 pounds.
Wimberely man charged in theft of truck «
A Wimberley man, arrested Sunday for unauthorized use (rf a
motor vehicle, remained in custody today in the Comal County Jail under $10,000 bond
Richard Lopian, 18. of Route 2, Box 314. Wimberley, was arrested by Sheriff’s Investigator Kermit Kroesche Sunday afternoon He was charged with stealing a 1984 Ford pickup from a River Road residence sometime between 1:30-3:30 a in. Sunday
“Deputy David OU made the initial report, and we were able to identify the suspect through a picture lineup. Two eyewitnesses had seen the suspect driving the truck after it was reported stolen, and from that, we were able to obtain the arrest warrant," Kroesche said.
About 8 a.m. Sunday, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office located the truck abandoned on FM 32, about two miles east of Purgatory Road. The vehicle was later returned to its proper owner
“There wasn’t any connection between the victim and the suspect in this case. I guess the guy just got tired of walking, decided to steal the truck and drive it home," Kroesche said.
Lopian was arrested at his residence on FM 32 about 4.45 p.m. "NINBW Wk bond was set at $10,000
by Comal County Peace Justice Howard “Curly" Smith, who also issued the arrest warrant.
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