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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2A Herald Zt/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, February 13, 1991 Weather Water Comal River..................... Canyon Lake Inflow....... Canyon Lake outflow..... Canyon Lake level... ..... Edwards Aquifer. Forecast SOUTH TEXAS - Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler tonight. Increasing clouds and not as warm Thursday. Lows tonight from near 50 north to near 60 south. Highs Thursday near 70 north to near 80 south. NORTH TEXAS - Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Sunny and not as warm Thursday. Lows tonight 41 to 48. Highs Thursday 62 to 67. WEST TEXAS - A little cooler Thursday. Lows tonight from near 30 Panhandle to the mid 40s south. Highs Thursday mid 50s northern Panhandle to near 70 Big Bend. Extended forecasts Friday-Sunday SOUTH TEXAS * Fair skies Hill Country and south central Friday. Partly cloudy Saturday ami Sunday. Mild days and cool nights. Lows in the 30s Friday, 30s Hill Country to 40s south central Saturday, 40s to near 50 Sunday. Highs near 70. Mostly fair Friday in Texas Coastal Bend. Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Mild days and cool nights. Lows in the 40s Friday, near 50 Saturday and 50s Sunday. Highs in the 70s. Mostly fair Friday lower Rio Grande valley and plains. Partly cloudy Saturday with increasing clouds Sunday. Lows in the upper 40s to near 50 Friday, 50s Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the 70s. Fair skies Friday southeast and upper Gulf coast. Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Mild days and cool nights. Watch ..............274    cfs    (sam*) ..................353    (down    3) ..................432    (up    128) ...............908.51    (up    .03) ...............624.65    (up    .01) Lows in the upper 30s to near 40 Friday, 40s Saturday and 40s inland to near 50 coast Sunday. Highs from the 60s to near 70. NORTH TEXAS - Dry and mild. Lows in the 30s Friday, in the 40s Saturday and Sunday. Highs in the 60s Friday, in the 70s Saturday aid Sunday. WEST TEXAS - Most sections, fair Friday and partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Highs Panhandle mid 50s to around 60. Lows upper 20s to lower 30s. Highs South Plains mid 60s. Lows lower 30s. Highs Permian Basin, Concho and Pecos valleys mid to upper 60s. Lows mid to upper 30s except lower 40s Sunday. Highs far west lower to mid 60s. Lows from the upper 30s to lower 40s. Fair each day Big Bend. Highs from the upper 50s to mid 60s mountains and mid 60s to lower 70s lowlands. The state A high pressure ridge over North Texas is expected to keep temperatures unseasonably warm but slightly cooler over the state through the end of the week. The high pressure ridge will also keep the skies clear except over West Texas where skies will be partly cloudy tonight and Thursday. Lows untight will be in the 30s in the Panhandle and in the 40s elsewhere across West Texas and in North Texas and in the 50s and 60s in South Texas. Grant Continued from Pago 1A the $500,000 grant from the Community Capital Fund of the Texas Community Development Program to build economic development in the city. Estimated cost of the project is $1 million. The Texas Department of Commerce has anywhere from $9 to $10 million available and should look favorably on this project because it will generate new jobs for the community, Sobnsaid. If NBU is unable to get the grant, “we (cai still) plan to put it into process and take it at whatever level that might be," Sohn said. “It may take several years but we have over $1 million in construction (hinds) that are going rn contribute directly to this project," he said. City Manager Paul Orohman said he believes the city “had a good opportunity" to get the grant. Grohman supported the grant appli- Stammtlsch— Continued from Paget A T-Ball registration changed The dates and site for the New Braunfels 1991 T-Ball registration have been changed. The league will now register on Saturday aid again on Feb. 23 from IO un. until noon at the American League fields across from the fairgrounds. Registration had been set for Sunday from 1-5 pan. at the New Braunfels National Bank. Girls and boys who will be ages 6-7 as of July 31 are eligible. The registration fee is $ 15 and a birth certificate is Family protection? Prearrangement. There's no doubt: a family's greatest protection, emotional and financial, lies in prearrange-ment of family funerals. When grieving, when under mental strain, you are not apt to think of all the details necessary to properly arrange a loved one's funeral... .and perhaps are not as concerned about hiding down costs. Before need, let us explain the Zoeller preneed plan. Do call now; there's no obligation. In a businesslike way, we can offer you selection options that will make a family funeral affordable im (and lts planning less emotional) 7#c "3rd Generation of Family Ownership" TUNELL HOME 615 LANDA    625-2349 Council OKs new paddleboats, lockers By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer In a 7-0 vote this week, New Braunfels City Council approved bids for new pontoon paddle-boats and coin-operated lockers for the Parks and Recreation Department. City Manager Paul Grohman said the original intent of the bids was “to take vendor profits into capital implements.” While the purchase price of the equipment may be expensive, the city will reap profits by serving park patrons, he said. The Parks and Recreation Department and the Finance Department recommended the lowest bid of $830 each for 25 aluminum pontoon pad-dlcboats purchased by Floyd L. Mahan, Manufacturing Co. and $17,202 for 200 coin operated lockers by American Security Systems. Some of the advantages of the new paddleboats include a low surface drag which would make paddling easier for people fighting an uphill current. With these new boats “we’fp, hoping that this activity will open up to older people,” said David Whatley, New Braunfels parks and recreation director. “You rarely see someone in their 40s and 50s in paddleboats (right now) because it's difficult to paddle up the Comal River,” he said. Councilmcmbcrs said the aluminum paddle boats were higher in quality and easier to maintain that boats used in the past. “I've ridden both paddleboats and (these boats) may be higher in price, but they’re better in superiority,” said Mayor Pro- Tem Chapa Jr. Other councilmcmbers include Mayor Amo Becker, Loraine Kraft, Eddie Temple, Bill Arnold, Clinton Brandt and James Ooodbrcad. The Parks and Recreation Depart ment also will be using coin-operated lockers in the future. “We've been using the open basket system for decades where we receive billfolds (and other personal belongings),” Whatley said. “This has not been a problem but it's brought to light that we are responsible.” Having the lockers will make everyone responsible for his own contents and “save us from hiring basket attendants,” he said. Approximately $5,000-$6,000 will be saved in labor costs by not employing the attendants to watch over the park patrons’ personal belongings, Whatley said. Interstate 35 expansion hearing is tonight By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor Persons interested in the expansion of Interstate 35 from Garden Ridge to the south side of New Braunfels are encouraged to attend a public hearing tonight at 7:30. Tile public will have an opportunity to ask state highway officials questions and make comments at the hearing at the Rock Hill Gospel Church cafeteria, located adjacent to the Interstate 35 West frontage road directly behind the west rest area north of FM 1103. “This is the opportunity for the public to have input as to their feelings on this project, be it pro or con,” said Resident Engineer Bobbie Hasert of the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. The section of road being discussed is 7.7 miles of Interstate 35 in Comal County and 1.1 miles in Guadalupe County between FM 3009 to Loop 337 in south New Braunfels. Proposed changes for that section of road consists of constructing a new interchange at Weiderstein Road and changing some portions of the two-way frontage roads to one-way. The 8.8-mile stretch will be expanded to three lanes each way with cement median barriers being constructed. Changes also are expected around the Garden Ridge Pottery area to ease traffic congestion. Additional right-of-way is required for the project, but no houses or business will be displaced. Expanding Interstate 35 from Loop 337 to the Hays County line has not yet been funded. Verbal and written comments from the public regarding the project are requested. Comments may be presented either at the hearing or within IO days after the hearing. Written statements and other exhibits may be submitted to the State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Supervising Resident Engineer' office, 2940 U.S. 81 West, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, but must be received no later than IO days after the public hearing tonight. NBHS’ Tilly named a Smoking National Merit finalist cation because he said it will benefit economic development in the city. The tennis ranch has agreed to be annexed into the city limits if NBU extend the sewer lines, which will provide the city with more money to put into tourism and cultural events, he said. Currently, John Newcombe Tennis Ranch charges only a 6-percent occupancy tax to their customers because they are outside city limits. If the ranch were annexed, they would charge an additional 7-percent hotel-motel room occupancy tax that would go directly to New Braunfels, he said. The sewage extension would also build the tax base in the city, thereby increasing the taxable value of New Braunfels property, he said. Councilmembera voting for the gram application were Mayor Pro-Tem Ramon Chapa Jr., Loraine Kraft, Eddie Temple, Bill Arnold, James Goodbread Jr. and Clinton Brandt. Mayor Amo Becker votes in tie situations. required. For more information call Fred Zinkgraf at 629-3464 or Greg Franklin at 629-4372. Obituaries Ella Harris Arrangements are pending at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home for Ella Harris of New Braunfels who died today, Feb. 13, 1991, at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She was 77. With many achievements under her belt. New Braunfels High School senior Allison Tilly is proudest right now of being named a National Merit Finalist. The daughter of Dr. Michael and Diane Tilly, Allison is being considered for one of 1,800 national merit scholarships for $2,000. Seniors awarded finalist standing represent fewer than one percent of American high school seniors. The vice president of the NMS Corporation said, “You have met the rigorous requirements for Finalist standing in the 1991 National Merit Scholarship Program...of which you may be genuinely proud.” “I am very excited,” said Tilly. “This is the only thing I wanted to achieve for my high school career." In addition to earning national merit finalist stature, she is, for the second year, the editor of “Writer’s Block,” the high school literary magazine. Just recently she finished competing in her second year of Academic Decathlon. In regional competition, Tilly took a gold medal in the arts and two bronze medals in speech and Continued from Pago IA a no-smoking ordinance March 1990 regulating smoking in certain public places to help divide the air space between the two segments. The ordinance passed restricts smoking in public areas including governmental entities — municipalilties, counties school districts or appraisal districts. At the time the ordinance passee then-Precinct 4 County Commission er Clyde Jacobs, who is a smoker balked at the idea the city coult restrict smoking in the courthouse. Allison Tilly interview. The talented senior would like to attend Rice University and major in English or a human ides-related degree. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will now select some 6,000 seniors for scholarships. Offers will be mailed in March and April. Fire Continued from Page IA cents per $100 valuation to persons in the emergency services district. Schwab, who was erne of the original founders of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department in 1963, said commissioners were searching for board members who would be accountable to their duties. “We were real careful, because they arc going to have an awful lot of authority on making these budgets for the EMS and the fire district. They arc going to hold the purse strings,” he said. “I think the most rewarding thing about this was the number of just outstanding people that made themselves available for this service,” Evans said. 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