New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 12, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Rangers lose to Apaches. See Page 1B
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Horace Gran, Jhn Mosier, Gayle Gonzalez. Amber Cos, Morgan Haupt, Sadie Marie Terrell, Seth Andrew Sturm (I year old), Janet Mack, Archie Culpepper, Mary A. Garza (22 yean old).
Happy anniversary wishes go to: Mary and Jack Chisholm (42 years), Betty and Clarence Rust (47 years), Randy and Kay Rust (14 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, coli 625-9144.
Switch from 210 to 830 will take effect July 7
By ABE LEVY
The 210 arca code split is scheduled to begin July 7. Most of Comal County will be assigned 830 as its new area code, Public Utility Commission officials announced earlier this week.
The San Antonio metro area will
continue to use the 210 area code while a southern region that extends to the Rio Grande Valley will be assigned a 956 area code.
July 7 also will be the first day of a three-month grace period that will allow Dine for adjustment and old area codes will still be accepted.
On Oct. 6, foe mandatory dialing
period will begin and only a recorded message will be played to remind callers of the new area code. Recorded messages will continue for another two months.
The local calling scope will not be changed by the new arca code assignments.
Most local calls may be made using only seven digits when using the same
Otherwise, a local call made to a location that is switched to a different arca code may be completed by dialing IO digits.
Local calls can continue to be made without dialing “I” first or incurring a toll charge.
The new 830 calling area surrounds
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(Posen mMaurad in parts par cubic mater of air Intormatton provtisd by Or. Frank Hampel)
Comal River — 246 oubic taal per second. up 36 from Tuesday.
Edward* Aquilar Panther Canyon Wan — 623.58 feet above aaa level, up .02. Canyon Dam discharge — 137 cfs Canyon Lake inflow —148 cfs Canyon Lake level — 900.02 teat above aaa level. (Above conservation pool.)
NBU report* pimping 4.827 mBon galone of surface water Tuesday, and 210,000 gMons of wal water war* used.
NBW Braunfels Barbershop
Singers will provide singing Valentines today and Thursday for $25, including a long-stern rose.
Singing Valentines on Valentine’s Day will be $50. Proceeds will be used to correct hearing and speech defects in infants.
Call Comal Flowers at 625-7575 to order.
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The New Braunfels Business and Professional Women s Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn.
The meeting will include dinner and guest speaker Bart Bartholomew, a representative of the local Habitat for Humanity
All working women are invited to call Jeanette Prell at 609* 2480 for information or reservations.
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The New Braunfels Women s Chamber will meet from noon to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Treetops Riverside Grille.
Car magnate and philanthropist B J. “Red” McCombs will speak on “Mentoring At-risk Teens “
Members, wear red to honor McCombs and bring a guest. Tickets are $6 for members and $8 for guests. Come at 11 30 am. to “Meet Red * RS VP by today to 606-0414
Spurs welcome Nsw Braunfsls fans
The San Antonio Spurs will play host to New Braunfels residents Saturday when they battle the Atlanta Hawks during New Braunfels Spurs Night.
Tickets are now available at Vivroux Sporting Goods Ticket prices range from $15 50 to $32.50.
Proceeds from this year s outing wN benefit the New Braunfels Jr. League Basketball program.
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“It is a quieter tune for meditation.’' McArthur leid “We ara prepping for Easter. We are pausing from worldly acts to think. Any time people look in depth into their Uvas they see their limitations help. Through our own con-lira our own faults and mis-ttdfira We Biod the spiritual resourceness to over-
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“We ara people of hope and we do penance because we realize that we are sinners Palmer said. “We need to express repentance ”
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‘‘We can do some positive things” Palmer said. “We have to learn not to be overwrapped in our daily lives. We need to take time out to devote more time to God and prayer.**
The Rev. Deryi C. Higgins, senior minister at First Protestant Church, said the Lenten season should be a time of following Christ's example.
“It is a time to prepare for not only foe Resurrection at Easter but really to prepare us for life by living a God-honored-Chnst-ccmered life,” Higgins said. “It is a time to follow God’s will in our lives every day in our spoken words and actions to people.”
Pastor Fred Martin of First United Methodist Church said Lent is a reminder of what Christ did for the human race.
“It is the time to be better prepared for foe Resurrection,” he said. “It reminds us of foe price Jesus Christ paid for us and the price of the Crucifixion.”
Probation complex nears completion
By DENISE DZIUK
C onetruction on the county’s new probation complex is nearing completion, and when it is finished, several county offices will have more working room.
Comal County began construction of an 11,000-squarc-foot facility on Mill Street, next to the Christian Science Reading Room, in June to house the adult aid juvenile probation departments.
Jack Williamson, office supervisor for Community Supervision and Corrections Department, said the new offices will provide much-needed room and foe opportunity for expansion. He said changes in state laws and the requirement that more individuals be given probation has resulted in a growing need for services and personnel. Williamson said he currently has two staff members that do not have an office, and must work in any available
space they can find.
“lf we have staff that is sick, they use their offices or use the courtrooms when they’re not being used,” said Williamson. “So, we’re kind of on top of each other right now.”
Juvenile probation will share the new building, and director Carol Robison said the extra space will be appreciated by her office as well.
“We have two officers sharing an office right now,” said Robison. “Our hallways are lined with boxes, so the storage space will be nice, also.”
The building is slated for substantial completion by Feb. 28, and the two probation departments plan to move •n March. Robison said her department plans to move the week of March 11, and Williamson said he is planning on March 19. Both said the move will take a couple of days, and arrangements will be made to minimize foe inconvenience to clients.
“It dx tuldn't inconvenience anyone too much,” said Robison, “except fix us.” Once the two probation departments move to foe new building. Krai said the space in the old courthouse will be used to alleviate crowding in other offices. Krai said the Justice of the Peace, Precinct I and the county clerk’s offices will expand into the offices freed up by the move.
“We are rubbing elbows and sitting on top of each other." said County Clerk Joy Strcater. “We don't even have room to work in our offices nght now.” Strcater said she is expecting to move into the space 30 days to six weeks after the probation departments move.
Krai said construction of the building is expected to cost approximately $ 1,027,000. The money to pay for the building will come from SI .25 million in Comal County, Texas Tax Anticipation Notes, which are similar to certificates of obligation
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the San Antonio metro area and extends west to include about 186,000 access lines, not including wireless numbers that are currently served by all local exchange carriers.
The new area code includes Kerrville, Fredencksburg, New Braunfels. Seguin, Uvalde, Floresville. Del Rio and Eagle Pass.
Ifs time to change the rules
Area recreational, business leaders offer advice to WORD
By DAVID DEKUNDER
Local recreational and area businesses directly and indirectly affected by release flows from Canyon Lake agree on one thing: The rules must he changed.
That was the sentiment expressed at a meeting sponsored by the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Comal C ounty Water Oriented Recreation District on Tuesday night at the Restaurant at G rue ne Mansion Inn.
“In order to keep going, we need flexibility in the rules," Ernest Pavlock, owner of the Hitching Post Feed Store in Sattler, said. “The only thing they (Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority) take into consideration is tUxxl control. The economy has developed around item. Thai lias not been taken into consideration."
Approximately 40 people w ith businesses from Canyon Lake, New Braunfels and River Road attended the meeting. Included in the audience were New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce President Michael Meek, Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce President Ed Wetzel, County Commissioner Jack Dawson and Jerry Brite, Canyon Lake manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Campgrounds, lodges, Guadalupe River outfitters and commercial businesses were all represented.
Pavlock said even though his is not a water oriented business, sales went down by IO percent during last year’s drought because people from I louston ami Dallas who vacation at the lake did not come in droves in 1996.
Pavlock said OBRA and the Corps of Engineers should find a way to release the water not at a certain level in the lake but when it is needed.
“When we get rain, hold ii for a little while and then release it." he said "It should he a slow, gradual recess and it should Iv done on the weekends.”
OBRA releases water below the 900 feet conservation ptx>l level. Hie (tups of Engineers is in charge of w ater that goes above that stage.
The people at the meeting divided into small groups according to their business. After almost an hour of discussions, the small groups came up with the four issues of greatest concern.
Those issues were: I water (point of sell, level of flexibility, 2 economic impact and water quality), 3 security/law enforcement, safety and 4 advertising publicity.
Mary Kressin, Lake C anyon Yacht Club Commodore, expressed concern about GBRA’s plans to build a proposed water pipeline from the lake to San Antonio.
“I understand there is a federal type of agency (EPA) which looks at the selling of water according to economic impact," Kressin said
"lf we could show the economic impact from Canyon Lake then we could prevent them from selling out Canyon Lake "
Bridget McDougall, owner of Scenic River Properties, said low river flows affect everybody in the area regardless of whether or not they own a nver or lake business.
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