New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 2, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Smithson Valley boys move into second place, See Page 5.
Market Race................... 8-10
Birthday wlslias from tho Horakt-ZoKung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Ruth Abbott*, Red Garcia, Juan R. Zavala (belated), Edith Hiller (96 year, belated), Miranda Laine (14 years, belated).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Mold — Unavailable Mountain Cedar — Unavailable
(Poler measured in parts per cubic meter of sir Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel)
Comal River — 211 cube feet per second, u p 3 from Wednesday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 62363 feet above see level, up 04 Canyon Dam discharge — 192 cfs Canyon Lake inflow —199 cfs Canyon Lake level — 909 17 feet above sea level. (Above conservation pool.)
NOU reports pumping 2.789 muon gallons of surtaos water Wednesday, and 1.451 mrfcon gallons of well water were used
The American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery Program for Comal County needs more drivers to transport ambulatory cancer patients to and from their treatments.
For details, call Bob Peterson, coordinator, at 625-3252.Cemmunkty Hoed Drive en Sunday
Everyone is encouraged to make a New Year's resolution to participate regularly in blood drives to assure that blood is always available.
The first opportunity to “keep that resolution" is at the Community Blood Drive sponsored by the First Protestant Church on Sunday.*
The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center will be accepting donors from 8:30 a rn. until 12:30 p m. at the Seele Parish House located on Coll Street.
The drive will be conducted in the basement in the Bormann Room For further information, call Charlene Nolte at 629-1000Spring pardoning workshop today
A spring gardening workshop will be held at the Comal County Extension meeting room at 6:30 p m today. Cliff Caskey, retired county agent from Hays County, will be speaking on vegetable varieties, soil preparation, fertilizing, insect and disease control.
This program is being held in conjunction with the Men s Garden Club, which will meet immediately after the workshop,
The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
lf there are any questions pertaining to this workshop, you can contact the Extension office at 620-3440Family Outreach seminars continua
Family Outreach of Comal County continues to have its “For Kids' Sake" seminars. They will run twice a month for the next two months.
This seminar is to teach parents how to help their children through the transitions of divorce
Oh deer, what a problem
Council will consider bow hunting, trapping inside city limits
By ABE LEVY
The New Braunfels City Council will consider a plan to curb wayward deer roaming inside city limits, including bow hunting or trapping to relocate
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them, at its next regular meeting Jan. 13, city officials said.
City Manager Mike Shands said many residents have complained about a boom in the deer population, whose presence in the northwest part of the city has caused auto accidents and unwanted eating of residential gardens and landscape plants.
Shands said the council will have three options.
B appoint a committee to study the problem and make a recommendation
if the situation is worthy of action.
■ authorize a special bow hunting excursion.
B implement a trapping and relocating process through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Shands said he felt the council would likely appoint a committee to look into the situation because of the potential hazards associated with bow hunting inside city limits.
The trapping proposal would result
in the same outcome as a special hunt since the deer would be taken to ranches where the owners likely would hunt for them.
Deer would be attracted to feed under a net, which would be released to trap the animals.
They would be then hauled off to a ranch in a cattle trailer.
Shands said it’s difficult to find people to take care of the deer instead of taking them to ranches.
Shands said any possible plan would
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The Hill Country Yacht Club’s facilities will be at the Canyon Lake Marina, where borh the Alamo Yacht Club and the Texas Yacht Club had their facilities.
The mission of the new yacht club will he to promote the positive aspects of boating. Dent said “Our primary function is homing, the social and competitive events centered around it,” he said. “We will promote the theme of boating as a family sport.”
The officer* elected for the Hill Country Yacht Club are Dent, commodore; Audrey Rogers, vice commodore; Craig Wright, rear commodore for sail; Bill Malloy, rear commodore for power; Jim Kizztar, treasurer; Stan Winchester, secretary; and Mary Dowing and Julie Overpeck, social directors
be implemented by next fall because deer season will end Jan. 12 and most deer are likely to be pregnant by the end of March.
Shands said other plans, such as releasing a predator or sterilization, arc not feasible.
Other cities, such as Lakeway near Austin and Fair Oaks near San Antonio, have implemented trapping and relocation plans to rid their areas of problem deer.
23 area well permits filed
By ABE LEVY
Comal County well owners, including New Braunfels Utilities, turned in 23 permit applications to the Edwards Aquifer Authority by Monday morning in the state agency's first attempt to regulate the 175-mile long, underground water source on a long-term basis.
The permit deadline was 5 p.m. Monday and LAA staff arc still receiving applications by mail this week. As
of Tuesday morning a total of 832 applications were received, which is expected to increase to more than ‘XX) applications aller the final count.
The majority of applications came from Uvalde ( ounty with IK0, Medina w itll 121 and Bexar w ith 113, as of Monday morning.
Only one well owner from Guadalupe ( ounty turned iii an application while IX came from Flays ( ounty.
I he Edwards Aquifer Aet requires well owners to make a declaration of their historical pumping so that the authority can implement a penult system for Edwards wells.
The system will then he used to limit aquifer withdrawals across the region to a yearly cap of 450,000 acre feet and recover pumping fees that will support the six-month-old authority.
F AA officials said they suspect the total amount of water that well owners declare to exceed the 450,(MMI acre-feet cap, which means the LAA board likely will have to reduce applicants' claims.
Well ow ners must have made withdrawals from the aquifer for al least three years between June 1. 1072 and May 31. 1093 to be eligible tor aquifer water rights.
Household and livestock wells that use less than 25,(XX) gallons a day areTurn to Permits, Page 2
Teen dies in one-car crash
4 others injured in New Year’s Day accident near Bulverde
By DAVID DEKUNDERStaff Writer
BULVERDE — One teen-ager is dead and four others were injured in an early morning New Year’s Day accident which occurred on Ammann Road near Bulverde.
The fatal one car accident occurred
at about 2 a.rn. iii the 7<X) block of Ammann Road, one mile west of the Bulverde Community ( enter A Comal ( ounty Sheriffs Department spokeswoman said a pickup driven by Frank Zuehl, IX, of San Antonio was traveling eastbound on Ammann Road when Zuehl lost control of the vehicle
The spokeswoman said the pickup was speeding when Zuehl lost control aller traveling around a left curve.
The pickup then ran off the right side of the road and struck a large utility pole.
When the pickup struck the pole, the impact ejected Alexis Carrasco, 16, of lave Oak, who was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the
Peace Hay Martinez The pickup then came to a rest 75 feet east of the large* utility pole, the spokeswoman said
I he three other passengers brother and sister Joey Hinson, 22, and Tracy Hinson, 16, and Mark (iottfricd, 17, all from Spring Branch, were taken to University I hospital in San Anusim) with serious injuries.
As of this morning, all three were listed in serious condition Zuehl was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
He was treated and released.
The accident is still under investigation.Air bags are life savers if used correctly, Page 4,
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