New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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20 pages in two sections ■ Friday, December 20,1996
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of Pamela Brinkkoeter
Vol. 144 No. 289
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By ABE LEVY
The Edwards Aquifer Authority Board of Directors approved a final critical period management plan for aquifer withdrawals on Thursday that many board members called a the first step toward regional consensus on aquifer policies.
The plan will be in effect until September 1997 at w hich time the board plans to review it.
The board took a voice vote on the measure and was opposed by at least three of the 15 board members.
“With the new board, the optimism I had with putting politics behind us, has come to fruition,” said Doug Miller, EAA representative for Comal and Ciuadalupe counties.
Miller said the move toward consensus will help the agency request up to SI.I million in much-needed aid from the state L egislature this January.
The plan has significant changes from the previous draft of this past summer that lowered triggering mechanisms at Comal and San Marcos springs to record levels and increased pumping limits higher than any other aquifer management plan.
This plan raises the tnggenng levels for the four stages of reduction and lowers the maximum allowable usage for those stages based tm the J -17 well in San Antonio.
It also gives credit to participants in the pilot irrigation suspension program in which fanners would be paid not
The Edwards Aquifer Authority approved this final aquifer management plan tor critical drought periods The plan bases the triggering levels on the J-17 well in San Antonio which is converted to average cubic feet per second Base usage for New Braunfels Utilities will be the average monthly use for the lowest months between November and February of the three years before 1991
Stage 1—211 cubic teet tier second, or 1 8 times base usage
Stage ll— 179 cfs, or 1 6 times the base
Stage III — 132 cfs or 14 time the base
Stage IV - 98 cfs. or 1 3 or 1 4 times the base*
* if NBU participates in the irrigation susoension program
to irrigate but instead dry-land farm For example, participants in the program would be limited to only 1.4 times the base usage average during Stage IV, while all others would be limited to 1.3.
The program would only be implemented if the EAA can gamer at least IO,(HK) acres of land in the program. If it does not reach that amount, the EAA would set the Stage IV limit between 1.2 and 1.4. *
The plan also gives credit to water suppliers like New Braunfels Utilities and Green Valley Special Utility District that uses both surface and underground water.
It would take the average monthly
Turn to Aquifer, Page 2A
Armed robber strikes
credit service in city
Mountain Cedar — 126
Leticia Ramos, a cashier at the credit service, said the robbery frightened her.
“Well, he walked into the front door and had a gun on him,” Ramos said. “He had a cardboard box and he threw the box on top of the counter and he told me, ‘Give me all my money.’ ”
The burglar then preceded to go behind the counter, Ramos said.
“He came around my back and pushed open the drawer and got the money,” she said. “He then went around to Toni’s desk, one of our other tellers, and she gave him the money.
EAA passes management plan for crises
Volunteers are needed Saturday to deliver food that will be provided to New Braunfels area families through money donated this year to the Herald-Zeitung's Cheer Fund. The work wilt begin at 9 a.m. at the newspaper’s office at 707 Landa St. For more information, call Carol Ann Avery at 625-9144, Ext. 228.
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■ Today’s total — $1,845
■ New total — $5,682.48
The Guadalupe Smoked Meat Co. in Gruene is holding a breakfast to benefit the New Braunfels Children’s Shelter from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Birthday wishes from the Herakl-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Pamela Brinkkoeter, Robin Reary, Domingo DeLeon. Frances Rogers, James Morris, John Saunders, James Schmeltekopf, Amy Stauffer (13 years old), Shane Albach (Saturday), Margaret Alves (Saturday), Richard Dailey (Saturday), Alison Skolaut (Saturday), Dan Bremer, Bradley Bevil (I I years old), Bonnie Slimpin (45 years old), Karend Schwind. Thomas Ruiz, Conception Ruiz and Bryan Tosh (IO years old on Saturday).
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Geneva and James Boyd (Saturday) and Dolores and Bob McCur-ley (44 years on Saturday).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
By* DAVID DEKUNDER
An armed robber struck a credit service on San Antonio Street this morning, fleeing on foot, the New Braunfels Police Department reported.
Sgt. John McEachem said the robbery occurred at about 10:26 a.m. at Family Credit Service at 273 W. San Antonio St.
“A lone perpetrator brandishing a hand gun demanded and received an undetermined amount of cash,” McEachem said. “He was wearing a mask.”
(Pollen measured in parts per cube meter of air. Information provided by Dr. Frank Hampel.)
Comal River — 208 cubic feet per second,up 4 from Thursday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 623.56 feet above sea level, same as Thursday.
Canyon Dam discharge — 189 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 321 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909.06 feet above sea level. (Above conservation pool.)
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NBU reports pumping 5.640 million gallons of surface water Thursday, and 615,000 gallons of well water ware used.
Only 5 in Comal apply for EAA permits, so far
By ABE LEVY
Only five Comal County pumpers have applied for permits to pump more than 25,(MKI gallons per day from the Edwards Aquifer.
The deadline is Dee. 30.
After that day, the EAA officials
said they will not accept applications, w hich is the only way to continue use of the aquifer.
The only exemption to the permit process is for household and livestock wells unless the livestock well pumps more than 25,000 gallons pet day
Turn to EAA, Page 2A
Developer plans 350 homes in Bulverde
By DAVID DEKUNDER
BULVERDE — Hundreds of people could be coming into the Bulverde area with the addition of a huge residential development.
Charlie Patterson, a Wimberley developer, purchased 1,208 acres along FM 1863 in November.
The site is 3.5 miles east of U.S. 281.
Patterson said the development will have between 350 to 370 tracts.
The tracts are between 2 and 5 acres, with a few 8- and 10-aere lots.
The tracts will start at about S20.01K) “I won’t be building the houses,” said Patterson, president of Summerlin Properties. “I will just lie selling the land and developing the tracts. We will be selling them to the public.” Patterson acquired the property from the estate of Causey Quillian.
The property was bought with the help of Bulverde real estate agent Janet Askins.
A central water system, paved roads, an electrical system and telephone system will be put in place.
Patterson said he is deciding the name of the development.
“We are down to two names,” he said. “Remington Farms and Rimrock.”
This is not the first time Patterson has had a hand in developing a subdivision in Comal County.
A couple of years ago Patterson started Cypress Springs on the Ciuadalupe.
The site is perfect for the development, Patterson said.
“It is so accessible to San Antonio and just 20 minutes from the (San Antonio International) airport,” Patterson said. "People like to come out there and own acreage.”