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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Inside routine WiiiS *4M* during FrtBy mgtire Juda MM» ■M^iT^ltfiSii i Miss title Yttunan wit named Now Braunfels Milt on Saturday night. year stalked the contest's 36th year ie Now Braunfels, and 18 girls from the ani high •ctiooiB cctopcftod in tip program Av coihpgadiol-tntupf filiily md Smmliy it the Cwic Cpppy said Erin Wilton, who awes on the New Brauft' ffe Junior Miss ScfcoltfihipPropam board. Wit-loo said the program ie a way lo help young girts farther their education. “It’* really a program Mi up lo thorn la college,*’ said Wilson. “It’* a scholarship program. It’s not a beauty pageant. (Tho judges) arc looking for well rounded high school gtrfc" Wilton said the contestants are judged in five categorist, A panel evaluation, or interview, la worth 25 percent of their score* tahnft ie 25 peroen,acholaetic achieve* met* is 20percent, fitness Is IS percent sod pres ence and composure tx 15 percent Wilson sand the judges come from all over the state, and have experience in judging this type of program or have been winner* in previous years. “We don’t ask any local people to judge,” said Wilson. ‘That way, they don’t know any of the contestants." Wilson said this year’s program awarded more than $4Qj0OO in cash and college sponsored scholarships to the winners and prizes Mindy Pm**, the 1996-97 Junior Miss, said the program is a great way to earn money for college, but it is also a Turn to THM, Page2A New Braunfels residents will have a chance to celebrate Black History Month while learning about black history and culture through music and first-hand experiences of a San Marcos couple. Thea Chessher, with the Unitarian Universalists, said she decided to coordinate this week's meeting program with Black History Month. Chessher said she asked hushand-and-wife team Mark and Ruth E. A dams-Southall to give a musical performance, as well as talk to those present about first-hand experiences. The exact format of the program will he left up to the performing couple, said Chessher. ■ Womens, Hispanic chambers plan celebration mixer / 5A “I have heard both of them sing in Big River when it was performed by Circle Arts, and they were both magnificent," said Chessher. “Ruth said she doesn’t get the opportunity to sing much, so she s looking forward to it" ('hcsshcr said tile program will honor f ebruary as Black History Month. She said it will give those in attendance an opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding, which is a goal of the newly formed church? “Our church is a very open church and a very open-minded church, and we’re always looking for ways to learn more,” said Chessher. “One of the things we’re interested in learning more about is the black history and culture.” Ruth said she will sing hymns and tile Negro National Anthem. Rutfi said she and her husband will then talk about tlieir life experiences from a historical perspective. “We’re going to talk about the differences between living in New York and living in Texas,” said Ruth “I’m basically doing it because I was asked. I really don’t know what (si/e crowd) to expect” The program will he held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Faith United C hurch of Christ, 070 N. Ixxjp 337. The public is invited to attended the musical and historical program, and there is no cost. “It should he a great program, and we would be happy to have anyone come out for it,” said Chessher. Opinion......................... Comics............. Sports Day Marketplace..... loar Ahhu Birthday wiihot from tho liar ald Tattunyl The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following >irthday wishes to: Taylor L. luat. Paul Jon—, Bob iuachark, Daa Dm Roberts, ^ mm    /tan    n    rl^i    t\ Jarrell wwanp (Nvonaiyj, Steven Tyler, Lunette Allen, Manes Monceoeiiez, amidst )awn Garcia (Monday), Lillian toblnson (Saturday, belated), ^afttyn Crumrf ne (4 yoare old), lorothv Schneider. Doris Sw* SSS* WW    WW ^W^WW^FW y SfW* tw Wotfshohl, Rita Moreno, Glo* rte Robledo, Travis Culpeper S ye art old), Lenora Rodriguez (89 years old, belat ad), Paisley Cornelius, Lupe Diaz    Maroartto Cash data Saturday, belated, 90 years lid), Paula Rose Fenner, Violet McGee (Monday, 90 years old). Happy anniversary wishes go to: Gtynneth and Mike Mathis (10 years). Cart end Martha Levin (00 years, Monday), Cora end Melvin Tausch (50 years), Efrsln end Carmen Cardenas. To have a birthday or anniver- Thrtft Shop itiki donations The Community Service Thrift Shop is now soliciting donations All items are welcomed. Bring donations to 132 Caddell Lane or contact Pete at 625-3439 for pickups on Tuesday and Wednesday Thrift shop hours are 9 a m. to noon and 1 to 4 pm ChHdrart’s Musoum . plans cltywida salo The Children's Museum in New Braunfels will hold its annual Citywide Garage Sale from 10 a rn. to 4 p.m. March 2 at the Civic Center. Booth rental is $25 for one, and $20 for each aoditional. Admission is $1 for adults; maximum $2 per family Donation are be accepted now. Call 620-0939 for information Outstanding gradual# Comal Independent School District is accepting nominations for The CISD Outstanding Graduate for Notable Achievement Award To be eligible, nominees must have graduated from Canyon High School or Smithson Valley High School at least 10 years ago Nomination forms are available at both high schools and the CISD Central Office, or call 625-8081 or 885-7674 Barfy voting boglns Monday Early voting for the March 15 special election to fill the U.S. Representative District 28 seat begins Monday, and only one early voting poll will be open The seat became vacant when Congressman Frank Tejeda died Jan. 30. after battling a brain tumor Gov. George W. Bush set a March 15 date to fill the seat Early voting for the seat will run from 8 a m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Comal County Courthouse Annex beginning Monday and running until March 11. On March 15, four polling places will be open. For the special elections, precincts 8, 13 and 27 will be at Lone Star School, precincts 14 and 28 will be at United Methodist Church, precincts 15, 29 and 30 at Eagles Hall and precincts 16 and 17 at Frazier Elementary School There are 15 candidates running for the seat ontaptoday The Hill Country Chorus will present “Nostalgia 1973-74 to 1996-97" at 2 p.m. today at the Civic Center. Singing groups from Austin to Albuquerque will perform. Reserved seats are $12, regular admission is $8, seniors are $7, children 12 and younger get in free. Afterglow tickets are $5 New Braunfels    SUNDAY _    ti    nn Herald ^ ng 26 pages in two sections B Sunday, February 23,1997 Serving the uomal County area for more than 145 years B Home of Taylor L. Rust    Vol    145,    No    73 Rains increase lake, aquifer levels By DAVID DEKUNOER Staff Writer The heavy rainfall which came through south central Texas on Wednesday and Thursday has resulted in increased water discharges from Canyon Lake into the Guadalupe River. The system, which brought as much as 4 to 5 inches of rain to the Texas Hill Country and the upper Guadalupe River watershed, increased the inflow rate at Canyon Lake from 183 cubic feet per second Thursday to 15,000 cfs Friday afternoon. “Going from 183 cfs to 15,000 cfs is quite a change in a short period of time,” Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority Chief Engineer Tommy Hill said. “We are now in flood control. The (U.S. Army) Corps of Engineers has asked us to release 600 cfs this afternoon (Friday) at 4 p.m. Wednesday GBRA was discharging 250 cfs from Canyon Dam, Hill said. Judy Gardner, GBRA public communications assistant, said the increased inflows will increase the level of the lake. Friday, the lake was 909.76 feet above mean sea level, which was .76 feet above the 909 conservation pool level. “Our projections indicated with this rate of inflow it will reach between 911 to 912 feet (above msl). It would be only three feet above the conservation pool.” Gardner said GBRA will continue to release 600 cfs a day until at least Monday when it will consult with Corpl of Engineer officials on what to do next. The heavy rains also helped add a little more water to the Edwards Aquifer. “A lot of the ram fell in the catchment area which is part of the Hill Coun try," Jeanne Janes, Edwards Aquifer Authority spokeswoman, said "A lot of the rain fell into the porous limestone and will run into the recharge zone.” The aquifer level has gone up more than a foot dunng the past week, from 651.7 feet Wednesday to 652.9 feet Friday. Janes said the level should rise through Saturday. This reading is about even with last year’s drought reading of 651.9 feet on the same date. Even though it is consistent with last year’s reading, Janes said the reading is far below the normal recording of 671.7 feet in 1995. “We arc still 18 feet below the normal level,” she said. Janes said more updated readings would be taken by geologists dunng the weekend. New Braunfels received almost three-quarters of an inch of rain from the showers. According to the National Weather Service, the New Braunfels arca received .88 inches of rain in January. This compares to 1.8 inches dunng the same pen od for an average year. In 1996, the city received 1.02 inches of precipitation through January. Black history focus of program By DENISE DZIUK Stat! Writer    % Groups celebrate Washington’s birthday By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Two local groups joined together Saturday to commemorate the birthday of George Washington in a luncheon complete with red, white and blue balloons and patnotic music. ‘The whole thing is a joint effort with the Daughters of the American Revolution" said John Lee, President of the William Hightower Chapter Son of the Amcncan Revolution. "This is the first year we’ve done it. I'm sad to say, but we plan to make it an annual affair between the two groups.” New Braunfels Major Jan Kennady greeted the members, and said the two groups were a good example of patriotism Kennady said Washington’s birthday reminds everyone of the strength of tire nation. “George Washington is universally known as the man who without, this nation would not have succeeded,” said Kennady. “As we celebrate his birthday, let us all renew our faith to Turn to Celebrate, Page 2A nut mu callat iy pf lulu uy ivuuruMfi Lsam«n /ayne JuetJsa end BIK Ming retire the colors at the Bone of the mertccn Revolution birthday celebration for George Washington.Kudos to tax volunteers, New Braunfels firefighters. See Opinion, 4A. ;