New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Boat ramps closed; no barriers in place
By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writar
Since no barriers are up, it’s hard to tell by looking, but the boat ramp and launching area at Canyon Lake Village are officially closed.
That’s the word from Canyon Reservoir Manager Phil Parsley. However, he said he will take no action to block off the ramp at this time.
“According to the license for Canyon Lake Village, the county will remove all property and close the ramp (when the permit expires), so that’s what we’ll wait for,” Parsley said. “I’ve called them (the county), and they will need to respond in writing, stating their intentions,” he added.
The license for Comal County to operate a boat ramp in Canyon Lake Village subdivision expired on Dec. 31, and another is scheduled to run out on Feb. 9 in Canyon Lake Village West.
The problem seems to be that neither the county nor the Corps of Engineers is willing to accept the responsibility of liability related to the operation of the ramps. Commissioners met last week with Parsley, and by the end of the meeting, the commissioners were leaning toward not renewing any of the ramp permits because of the liability factor.
Under the present lease agreements, the county holds the federal government harmless for any liability. Under Texas law, counties are limited in liability to $100,000 per individual and $300,000 per
incident, however there is some question about that law being appplicable in this case.
“I just don’t believe because of the situation we find ourselves in today, that we’ll be able to renew those leases,” said County Judge Fred Clark at last week’s meeting.
Clark questioned whether the county should look into closing all of the ramps at the same time. There are leases on six more ramps around Canyon Lake, which will expire in the future.
Since the Village ramp is not now under any kind of real estate instrument, it is “technically not a legal ramp,” Parsley said. Who would be liable if an accident occurred during this time? “That would be up to a judge,” Parsley noted.
The reservoir manager said there are a “couple more avenues we need to look at” before a final determination is made regarding the renewal of the permit. The county has asked some questions that are yet unaswered by the Corps. The answers are forthcoming from the Fort Worth District Office, and another meeting has been scheduled between county officials and the Corps, Parsley said.
He also indicated that if the county did not renew the permit, and took no action to close the ramp, that the Corps would at some time in the future take action to close it and return the area to its previous condition, as provided for in the conditions of the previous lease.
Mattie Howard (left) and Joyce Moore, members of the Ferdinand Undheimer chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, peruse a county map to locate gravesites. The members of the club are attempting to find and record all graves in Comal County before the Texas Sesquicentennial in 1986.
Staff photo by Sandra Jackson
Lake-area school menusBack to the soilClub members digging up data on Comal graves
Smithson Valley High School Week of Jan. 9 -13
Monday - Honeybuns, juice and milk Tuesday - Breakfast tacos, juice and milk Wednesday - Pancakes, juice and milk Thursday - Hash browned potatoes, sausage, juice and milk Friday - Doughnuts, juice and milk
Monday - Chalupas with cheese, Spanish rice, salad, cornbread, peaches, milk
Tuesday - Barbeque burgers, vegetable rings, onions and pickles, carrot sticks, fruit pie, milk Wednesday - Spaghetti and meat, com and peas, bread sticks, gelatin, milk
Thursday - Finger steaks with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, peanut butter crunch, milk
Friday - Pizza, French fries, salad, pears, milk.
Mountain Valley Elementary and Middle School
Monday - Danish roll, juice and milk Tuesday - French toast, juice and milk Wednesday - Cereal, juice and milk Thursday - Manske rolls, juice and milk Friday - Pancakes, juice and milk
Monday - Hog dog, French fries, ranch style beans, chocolate crunch nutty, milk
Tuesday - Meat with cheese, mashed potatoes, gravy, com, apple crisp, milk
Wednesday - Fish, maacaroni and cheese, tartar sauce, green beans, cake, milk
Thursday - Beans and cheese chalupa, chili, salad, cornbread, fruits, milk
Friday - Hamburger on bun, French fries, lettuce and tomato, onion and pickle, ice cream, milk.
Tracing one's genealogy can be a frustrating experience, but a group of Comal County ladies is trying to do something about it.
Members of the Ferdinand Undheimer Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) have undertaken the huge project of recording every grave in the county.
“It’s a big job for eleven people," said project chairwoman Joyce Moore. But the ladies have undertaken it with great fervor.
Their goal is to find and record every gravesite in Comal County before Texas celebrates its sesquicentennial in 1986
The members of the DRT are dedicated to preservation of the memories of veterans of the Texas Revolution, and their descendent.
To become a member, one must be a direct descendent of ancestors who settled or were bom in the state before Feb. 19, 1846, which is when Texas became a state
The project is Moore’s brainchild. *1 went to the libraries here, city hall and the county clerk’s office, and was surprised to learn that one could not get any in
formation about gravesites in Comal County," she said.
The members of the club wanted to do something very special for our community, so they chose this project. Moore explained.
Their goal is to locate and record every possible grave — marked or unmarked — and they plan to organize the information into a book. "We may not have enough money to publish the book, but we will give copies to various officials in the county to make the information available to the public," Moore said.
Working with Moore on the project committee are Mattie Howard, Vi Johns and Mary Beth Lozo. To better organize their work, they have divided the county into eleven areas, with one member of the club being assigned to each.
The ladies will be knocking on doors, especially in rural areas where family graveyards and single plots are more common, and they will be carrying identification cards. "We’re asking for as much community help and involvement as possible," Moore said, urging citizens to come forward with any information they
“A lot of the old gravestones are marked in German script," Moore noted, indicating that they will need an interpreter to help them translate the information into
"I realize that a lot of people won’t feel the need of this, but many will,” she said. "Wer’re not asking for financial help, just information," Moore stressed.
Any grave of a veteran of the Texas revolution will be marked appropriately by members of the DRT. Likewise, if they find graves of veterans of the American Revolution, that information will be given to the Daughters of the American Revolution to be marked by them.
The club members will include in their catalog of information any pertinent facts recorded on gravestones which would help a person who is tracing his geneology, such as names of parents, notations about wars, and other information they find.
Anyone having information useful for the project is urged to call one of the committee members. Phone numbers are: Joyce Moore, 899-7515; Mattie Howard, 629-6560; Vi Johns. 964-3608
Holidays quiet for fire department
The holiday season was termed "extremely quiet" by R. A. "Bob" Hann, president of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Dept.
The very cold weather brought on a rash of fireplace fires, and holiday celebrations that included fireworks caused a few grass fires, but nothing serious, Hann indicated.
Firemen responded to small fires in homes in Naked Indian Reservation and The Oaks subdivisions, and grass fires in Westhaven, the
Woodlands, and Canyon I.ake Forest during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Emergency medical personnel also got several calls, only one of a serious nature, Hann said.
During the month of December, members of the volunteer fire department responded to 14 fire calls and made 29 ambulance runs.
The board of directors cancelled their regular meeting in December, and will meet again on Jan. 31 at Station No. I at Canyon Qty.
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Members of the Friendship Circle, Church in the Campbell Valley, will hold their January meeting this Thursday at IO a.m. in Scarborough Hall. Devotional program will be given by Barbara Hill, and luncheon hostesses are Doris Picard, Ann Ladner, Lucy Pursch, Ona Clifford and Fran Schwartz.
Guitar society being formed
Canyon Lake Republican Women’s Club members will meet Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. in Scarborough Hall, Church in the Valley. Newly-installed president Barbara Hill will conduct the meeting.
Louise Hamilton will give a program on “Native Plants" at the regular monthly meeting of the Canyon Lake Wildflower Garden Club. Members will meet Jan. U at IO a.m. in the home of Jessie Sprague on Jonas Drive. Co-hostess will be Roberta
Fishermen’s Breakfast Club, Church in the Valley, will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at Scarborough Hall for their monthly breakfast meeting. All men in the Canyon I .ake community are invited to attend for breakfast and a devotional program.
Serious guitar players are invited to attend the organizational meeting of the Canyon l.ake Instrumental Guitar Society Musicians will meet at 8 p.m. Friday in the home of Harold Iver Johnson in Canyon loike Forest
"The society will be made up of people who love to play and listen to fine, live, accoustical guitar music. Amplified guitar or guitar ac
companiment plus voice will not be covered by this group," Johnson said.
All other styles of guitar playing will be welcomed, as well as serious students of the lute, mandolin, banjo, and other plucked instruments," he
Anyone interested in becoming a member of this group may call Johnson at 899-3829
NASA official to visit school
Mountain Valley School at Settler will boat the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s lecture-demonstration program Monday.
Bobby Mayfield, aerospace educational specialist from the Johnson Space Center at Houston, will present one program for elementary students from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and two for middle school students from ll a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mayfield, an adjunct assistant professor of education at Oklahoma State University, is a native of Texas, and a graduate of Texas AAM and the University of Texas in Austin. After a stint with the Army, he began his career as a science teacher and has taught at schools in Carrolton and Round Rock.
lamer space samples will also be on display at the school from Fab. I to 15.
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