New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Should there be an election to determine alcohol sales hours in the county? See Page 4A
Reader Survey results
New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
Sports Day.............................7A, 8A
I Birthday wishes from tho Horald-Zoitung!
I The New Braunfels Herald-[Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Adam Ship-lay, Roger Brlnkkoeter (Monday), Shaalynn Killing (21 year*), Sylvia A. Moreno,
Sarah Keith (8 years), Allaaa Beth Moore (10 years, Saturday), Gilbert Ward, Nick Rosales (10 years, Saturday), Peggy Brisglll, Charles E. Schriew-[ar.
■ Happy Anniversary to John [ & Debbie Williams (17 years, Saturday), Arturo & Frances Cantu (35 years, Monday).
Sight KMs In the Hsrald-Zsitung and win prizes!
A special Youth ArtBeat Festival promotion begins today in the Herald-Zeitung with the introduction of the "Count die Elvis Sightings" contest.
The contest will continue
in each edition this week and will conclude Friday.
For the reader who accurately counts the number of times Elvis appears in the Herald-Zeitung during the week, prizes will be given, including a dinner for four at the Chinese Kitchen at HEB, second prize is lunch for two at Huisache Grill, third prize is a family hamburger lunch at Sip-N-Sup, fourth prize is a S IO gift certificate to the New Braunfels Emporium, fifth pnze is a dozen of Mark's Cookies from Plaza Diner and four passes to the Brauntex Theater.
The winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Plaza prior to the awards ceremony for the Youth ArtBeat '95.
Business counseling hold Tuesdays at chamber
The business counselor from UTSA’s School of Business is in the Chamber of Commerce office every Tuesday to offer counseling in topics of interest to anyone in business or considering starting a business.
Topics cover financing, personnel, business planning, taxes, expansion and many others.
The service is free and confidential.
Appointments may be made by calling 625-2385.
Daniel Holt will bo guest at NBAL mooting Tuosday
Daniel Holt will paint a shoreline with shells in watercolor and gouache at Tuesday's meeting of the New Braunfels Art League, set for 7 p.m. in the downtown building, located at 239 W. San AntomoSt.
The public is invited to anend.
The winning numbers
Est $11 million jackpot
This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint
H 220 Readers say county commissioners were wrong on alcohol sales hours, 4A
Now Braunfels outduels Canyon Cougars, 5-2
■ Unicorns come back from 2-0 deficit en route to victory in repeat of last year's thriller. See Page 7A
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40 Pages in three sections ■ Sunday, Feb. 19,1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years I Home of ADAM SHIPLEY ■ Vol. 143, No. 71
Aquifer to be subject of fight
By CRAIG HAMMETT
A revamped version of the bill that created the Edwards Aquifer Authority sailed through state Senate committee last week and seems to be headed for a tougher fight on the House side of the Capitol.
Sen. Ken Armbnster (D-Victona) introduced Senate Bill 418 which revise' SB 1477 the controversial bill passev' at the last minute dunng the last legislativ e session. It passed the Senate Natuial Resources Committee 7-0 and should go before the entire Senate this week. Armbnster sits on the committee.
Armbrister’s assistant, Mano Munoz, said the two main points of the new bill are to repeal a provision that eliminates the Edwards Underground Water Distnct (EUWD) and give the EUWD authonty to make low interest loans and grants.
The U.S. Justice Department prevented the Edwards Aquifer Authonty (EAA) from starting two years ago because it replaced an elected board, the EUWD, with an appointed one, the Edwards Authonty. The revisions allow both to exist.
“We’re hoping that (new provisions) will take care of the pnmary concerns of the Justice Department," said Munoz.
The authonty is supposed to have more power to register and regulate wells that pump water from aquifer. Several groups have opposed the creation of the authonty, including those in the western counties of Medina and Uvalde and some in the city of San Antonio.
“They have enough influence to cause some problems,” said county, city and NBU water negotiator Doug Miller of some San Antonio members of the House of Representatives. “That’s where the real debate and real challenae is pome to be."
Rep. Edmund Kuempel (R-Seguin) said the key will be to make sure San Antonio cannot control policy over the aquifer at the expense of smaller Comal and Hays counties.
“We want to make sure Comal County does not lose ground. We want to make it equitable,” said Kuempel who added he supports the revisions. “...Yeah, so long as all participants have equal input.”
Kent Caperton, a former legislator and now counsel for the Edwards Underground Water District, said he thinks revisions in the SB 1477 are good ones, especially if the current EUWD is allowed to keep its powers.
"I think it’s very important to allow the district to become more active participant in solving the water problems,” he said.
With that in mind, the EUWD is pushing its own recommendations to the Legislature for increased powers, outside of the Edwards Aquifer Authonty and SB 1477 or the revised SB 418.
It has asked for alterations in its creative statutes that allow for more control.
Sooner or later, the law catches up with you
Maskenball set for Feb. 24
(Far left photo) Mambara of tha felony warrant task tone prepare to enter s home where they served one of the 30-34 warrants Friday. (Top photo) Task fores mambara have two residents of a suspect's former home on the ground reedy for questioning. (Left photo) Eric Epley, a peace officer end AlrUfe paramedic, assists In a felony warrant service.
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Combined task force serves warrants in Friday night sweep
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
A combined force of about 40 area law enforcement officers served 34 warrants Fnday night in a roundup of outstanding warrant suspects, said Municipal Court Warrant Officer Tim Schilling. A few warrants served were for felonies, but
most were for misdemeanors involving non-payment of a fine.
“I feel it was very successful,” said Schilling, "Very few went to jail — most of them paid on the spot.”
Officials had been hoping to serve close to 200 warrants Fnday.
Participating in the operation were officers from several area agencies, including the New Braunfels Police Department, Comal County Constable’s Office, Comal County ShenfTs Office, Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force, County Fire Officers, Municipal Court Officers, and STAT officers, a team of paramedics/peace officers.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
In New Orleans it’s Mardi Gras, in Brazil it’s Carnaval, but in New Braunfels — it’s Maskenball. The traditional German version of the pre-Lent blowout will be Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Sponsored by the German-Amen-can Society, the night of revelry will feature music for dancing by the Seven Dutchmen. Floor shows will entertain between dance sets.
Costumes are not required, but five cash pnzes will be given for the best costumes, said Helgard Suhr. "There will be best male, best female, best couple, best group, then judge's choice,” said Suhr. Three judges will determine who walks away with the pnzes.
in this special year of the Sesquicentennial, guests are encouraged to dress in the traditional costume of their ancestors’ region in Germany, said Suhr. Plenty of information on traditional German dress can be found in the Dittlinger Library.
The Maskenball is worth attending just for a chance at the raffle grand pnze — a round tnp ticket to Germany donated by Lufthansa Airlines. Sandwiches, beer and set-ups will be available; BYOB
Mid-Texas Symphony Debutantes
Saturday evening, 18 young women made their debut as Mid-Texas Symphony Debutantes. They were presented by their fathers.
The bali theme was "A Winter Garden."
The debutantes are pictured above in a parlor setting courtesy of Johnson Furniture end Carol Johnson. They are (front row) Allison Kelly Vann, Julie Ann Taylor, Ellen Christine Engler. (Second row) Dolerite Alvarado, Kourtnay Suzanne Hanz, Ashley Lynn DeMaeco, Shan na Danielle Webster, Rebecca Lynn Costello, Lena Charas Walker, Lindsey Ann Reese, Melieea Ann Soderberg, Katharine Elizabeth Bal, Melanie Ruth Debner, Jennifer Jane Berkmen, Ann Elizabeth Jones, Kara Kristen Bedwell, Sara Elizabeth Bolls and Kristi Lynn Belmar.For subscription, advertising or news information, call 625-9144