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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAYCanyon, Smithson Valley JV teams square off tonight - See Page 5 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN! 58 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 New Braunfels Herald 410 MOI6 10/22/90 SOREST MICROPUBL^HING E VANDELL DR at 185 10 pages In two sections ■ Tuesday, Jan, 17,1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years I Home of RANDY JACKS I Vol, 143, No, 46 Inside Obituaries..................... .................3 Opinion......................... Sports Day.................... .................5 tonics.......................... .................6 tie Marketplace.......... ............8-10 St*1 111 111 I ist ll Birthday wishes from tho Horald-ZoHungl The New Braunfels Herald-Zeituns extends the following lirthday wishes to; Joseph Ray Gaus-Suarez (1st!), Randy Jacks, Carlos Luna, Bobby Hopkins (12 years!), Connie Young (belated), Marie Fletch* cr, Randy Davis. Happy Anniversary to Julio Jr. St Rosa Madera, Judy St Gloria Castro (26 years!), Paul St Elim Bandi (14 yean!). Quilt guild to moot Saturday The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the New Braunfels Christian Church Fellowship Hall on Loop 337. Membership is open to everyone. The Wednesday Quilting Bee meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Book Rovlow Club to moot Tuooday The Book Review Club will meet at the Senior Citizen’s Center, 655 Lands Street, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1995, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a m. Coffee will be served at 9:30. Howard Schulz will review “Those Who Love” by Irving Stone. Plan to bring a friend with you. Guests will be asked for a donation of $2.00. AARP to moot Jon. 17 at Senior Conter The local chapter of AARP will hold a meeting today at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa in New Braunfels. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Coffee and cookies from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. New members and friends are invited. WIC to moot tonight Karen Crandall, Main Street director for the city of New Braunfels, will speak at the second meeting of the Women in Communications meeting set for today at the Faust Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information, call Susan Phillips at 609-5030 or Kathy Carpenter at 625-7791. Nowcomoro sponsor Intomational Night The New Braunfels Newcomers Club will host an International Night at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, Guests are asked to bring a covered dish from the favorite countries. Mooting sot for District I residents New Braunfels residents who live in distnct I will be able to discuss issues with county commissioner Cristina Zamora and city council member Ambrosio Benitez at a town meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Lone Star cafeteria. This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint & Accident on 1-35 service road Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL (Top photo) The wreckage left behind from last night'* two-car accident. (Bottom photo) Paramedic Lawrence Intrau (left) aaalete Nancy Marie Black ahortly after the accident took place. Two-car collision sends two toMcKenna Hospital By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Passenger Joan Quick remains at McKenna Memonal Hospital for observation following a motor vehicle accident 6:30 last night at the 53(H) block of IH-35 Frontage Road near Doeppenschmidt. A 1989 Dodge van dnven by Nancy Mane Black of Manon turned left in front of a 1982 Oldsmobile four-door sedan dnven by Matthew Lybrand of New Braunfels and the two vehicles collided, said New Braunfels Police Sergeant John McEachem. Investigating the accident was Officer Stephen Hanna. In the van were three passengers, Joan Quick, Joyce Con Ho and Casey Corillo. Black and Lybrand were treated and released from McKenna. The hospital had no record of having treated Joyce or Casey Conllo. No charges have been filed at this time, however the police report states that Black, the driver of the van, may be charged with failure to yield right of way, said McEachem. Dunlap is key to monitor’s proposal By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A federal water monitor has formulated a plan which he will present to a federal judge later this spring. The plan calls for various steps to ensure the Comal and San Marcos Springs remain flowing for generations to come, including transferring Guadalupe River water to San Antonio. Joe G. Moore, Jr., the water monitor, called bringing surface water to San Antonio in order to reduce the need for pumping a key part of the process. One part of the proposal has 15,000 acre-feet of water being pumped from Lake Dunlap to the suburbs north of San Antonio. “Lake Dunlap to San Antonio, that would be the start,” said Moore who said growth increases the demand on the aquifer, “...we just put more and more strain on the aquifer. There will only be enough water if surface water is brought to the Edwards Aquifer area.” Steps already in place make this part very feasible. The Canyon Regional Water Authority already operates a water treatment facility at Lake Dunlap. The authority's David Davenport said they are already planning a pipeline to run into the area. “The San Antonio Water System could basically buy off of it,” he said. The Bexar Metropolitan Water District is already a member as are several other districts. Although no agreements have been made, Davenport believes the water is available. One acre-foot of water equals 325,860 gallons, enough to supply one average-size family for a year In addition to the 15,000 acre-feet from Lake Dunlap, the proposal also calls for another 110,000 from the Guadalupe River and the Camzo-Wilcox Aquifer near Gonzales being sent to San Antonio via a water treatment plant near Marion. Guadalupe-Bianco River Authonty officials say it can be done. "It’s a doable deal,” said General Manager Bill West. “...Dunlap is something we could get to fairly quickly. Gonzales would be more long term.” West said one state-run study, called the Trans-Texas, says there is enough water. “It will not be a burden on the Guadalupe Basin,” he said. Another component of the plan calls for the Lower Colorado River Authority to supplement lost water from the Guadalupe by pumping about 75,000 acre-feet from the Colorado River near Smithville to the Guadalupe The LCRA says not so fast. “Our policy hasn’t changed. We did not support what was proposed in the Trans-Texas plan either. Our policy is we oppose it unless it benefits our basin,” said LCRA Public Information Officer Bill McCann “We oppose any transfer that does not benefit our basin.” Chamber turns attention to historic underpasses By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met yesterday and discussed improvements on the South Seguin Avenue underpass and Landa Street overpass. The Texas Department of Transportation has allocated funds for the two projects. "We’ve still got a senous problem in our town in that tour buses can’t get around in this town,” said chamber President Tom Purdum "We’re still laying the groundwork on the costs,” said Greg Malatek of the TXDOT. The Seguin underpass will cost approximately $2.2 million and the Landa overpass will come in at around $3.3 million New Braunfels will have to pay only a small portion of the construction costs, said City Manager Mike Shantis. “The city has money set aside, but the state could block improvements if they get in the way of historic preservation,” said Shands. Outside of preservation societies no one has worked harder than the chamber for historic preservation, but the improvements are sorely needed, said Transportation Committee Chairman Bobbie Hasert. Construction on the projects will not begin for some time, with bids due out in 1998. In other business, Chair of the Board Carter Casteel pointed out the early school opening dates on the ballot for the upcoming NB1SD Board meeting. She urged Chamber Board members to lobby for later school openings to maximize the time New Braunfels can benefit from tourist revenues. “You can tell when school starts because sales tax revenues drop. I think it’s going to tear up the tourist business in Texas if we are not careful with school years,’’ said Purdum. The Chamber will team up with Schlitterbahn to participate in the Expo Vacaciones in Mexico City Jan. 29 through Feb. 3. Aliee Hernandez of the chamber staff and Roxanne Mery-Kems of Schlitterbahn will represent New Braunfels at the trade fair. Third six-weeks PAC cards were distnbuted to NBISD and CISD, reported Tim Tippit. Tile two districts had an average of 51.7 percent perfect attendance for the first half of the school year. A satellite town meeting was announced for Tuesday, Jan 17 at 7:30 p.m. on TCI-cable Channel IO The topic will be “School-to-Work. Preparing students for high-skill, high-wage jobs." Black Heritage Society hosting Sesquicentennial art contest The Black Heritage Society of Comal County is having an art contest for the students of Comal and New Braunfels ISD as one of their activities to kick off'the 1995 Sesquicentennial celebration. The art contest will be held the month of February to honor the accomplishments of Black Americans in observance of Black History Month. Rules: 1. Contest is open to all students Pre-K through 12. We are asking each school to choose their top three winners to compete in the district wide competition. 2. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place on each of the primary, elementary, and secondary levels. 3. You may use any art materials: such as crayons, marks-a-lot, or glitter. 4. Artwork must be done on 22 X 28 poster board. 5. Ex: Martin L. King, Hamet Tubman, Michael Jackson. 6. All entries must be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce office located at 390 S. Seguin 7. Winners of artwork will be on display in the Texas Commerce Bank for the month of February. lf you have any questions please contact Kenneth Walker at Oak Run School or Nathan Millett at 625-4150. Missing girl found at Rolling Oaks By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer A local high school student missing for two weeks has returned home said authonties yesterday. Officials at the Heidi Search Center in San Antonio confirmed that Shelly Baxter, a 15-year-old student at New Braunfels High School, was reported safe. Apparently, a security guard at Rolling Oaks Mall spotted the teen and recognized her, said Vie kl Cabiness of the Heidi Center. Also, another local girl, Sonya Ruth Weaver, was also reported safely back home. Cabiness said about 1.2 to 1.8 million children are currently reported missing in the United States. She said Interstate 35 provides an especially dangerous situation in New Braunfels. “There are so many people moving fast on that interstate,” she said. “They (children) would gone before you knew it."The Marketplace Classifieds - One-stop shopping five days a week ;