New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Smithson Valley dumps Lockhart; still undefeated in district play. See Page 6A. |
No strangers in Paradise
River excursion in Coasta Rica has familiar faces.
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Jordan honored by President at funeral
HOUSTON (AP) — President Clinton and former Texas Gov. Ann Richards today remembered former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan as a strong and thoughtful leader.
“Oijr loss today is personal, it is profound,” Richards told more than 1,000 mourners at funeral services in an inner-city church.
Clinton said the former U.S. representative “jolted her nation’s attention” with her eloquent arguments.
Other reflections were expected from U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and Houston Mayor Bob Lanier.
Also expected to be in attendance was former President Jimmy Carter.
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: Kenneth Brinkkoeter, Sammy C. Sikes, Mark Noble (15 years), David Gene Supuler, Stephen Norris, Monica Leland 3 years), Charlene Scott, Sybil ’upa (Monday), Samantha Rene Espinoza and Arigail Martinez (belated).
Saturday night’s winning numbers
Est $8 million jackpot
Sons of Hermann to meet
Spring Branch Lodge #127 Sons of Hermann will meet Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative meeting room for the regular meeting. Gathering at 2 p.m. Meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. Plans for 1996 will be formulated Lodge will furnish refreshments, members may bring desserts
Women’s Shelter needs help
The Comal County Women’s Center needs a volunteer or group of volunteers to install wood shelving in a storeroom.
The shelter has everything except someone to put it up lf you want to help with the project, call 620-7520.
Red Cross planning first aid course
The local Red Cross will be holding a First Aid/CPR course Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. at 178 E. Mill in the Appraisal District boardroom. Course includes community first aid, and adult, infant and child CPR.
The cost is $27, and participants must pre-register and pre-pay to be assured of getting in the class. For more information, call 606-1999 or mail fee to: Red Cross, 178 E. Mill, Rm. 202, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Trust set up for family displaced by fire
A trust, in the name of Chad Pape and Family, has been set up at Texas Commerce Bank in New Braunfels. The Pape family suffered a devastating fire to their home last week. To make donations to the fund and help replace clothing and other essentials for the couple and their three children, call 625-4892.
A headline on Page 1 of the Friday, Jan 19 edition of the Herald-Zeitung should not have stated that a sex offender had moved into Garden Ridge. The home in question is outside Garden Ridge city limits.
Also, a headline in that same edition should have identified the new United Way of Comal County president as David Sansing.
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54 Pages in four sections ■ Sunday, January 21, 1996 Serving Comal County and the surrounding area BHome of MARK NOBLE Vol. 144, No. 49
Committee reconvenes to tackle aquifer issues
By DENISE DZIUK
Members of three distncts are coming together in the form of a liaison committee to discuss issues relevant to the management and preservation of the Edwards Aquifer.
The committee is made up of representatives from the Edwards Underground Water District, the Medina County Underground Water Conservation District, and the Uvalde County Underground Conservation District. The formation of the committee came out of an interlocal contract between the three parties in October 1994.
“It was put in there to get together to talk about things that are of mutual interest to all three parties,” said Rick Ulgner, General Manager for the Edwards Underground Water District.
Illgner said the committee stopped meeting for a time because of all the legislation going on. and because no one really knew' what would happen. However, he said.
the committee has begun meeting again, and will meet regularly from now on.
“We just have some programs we need to get moving on,” said Illgner.
In a packet handed out to committee members at their meeting on Thursday was a page entitled “ 10 point plan for Cooperative Aquifer Management.” This plan includes: registering and/or permitting all wells in each District; begin discussions for dry-year options and explore funding options in anticipation of 1996 growing season; move forward in a spirit of cooperation with recharge projects in the Nueces Basin; work w ith third parties to find funds for water meters; initiate dev elopment strategies for alternative supplies; establish periodic meetings betw een the three districts and other Edwards Aquifer users or dependents; develop a Regional Water Management Plan, and more.
Meetings w ill be held bn the third Thursday of every month.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Practice makes perfect
Jason Marek, an ag science teacher at Blanco High School, keeps watch as Lacey Kraft shows her pig during the New Braunfels Future Farmers of America District Livestock Show Saturday at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Kraft and other area students are preparing for upcoming stock shows, including the Comal County Youth Livestock Show in March.
Water district bags TWDB grant
By DAVID DEKUNDER
On Thursday, the Comal County Fresh Water Supply District No. I received some good news from the Texas Water Development Board when it learned their request for a S1.4 million loan had been approved.
“With the approval of this loan, the Comal County Fresh Water Supply District w ill be able to make improvements to our distnbution lines and pump stations,” Comal County Fresh Water Supply District President George Legg said. “Last May, we had a bond issue for this purpose which would help upgrade the system to comply with TNRCC (Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission) rules."
Texas Water Development Board spokeswoman Janice Cartwright said the loan is for 20 years and since the supply district showed it can issue bonds for the improvements, it was granted the loan. The board’s Water Development Fund w ill fund the loan.
The loan will help fund a project that includes drilling a water supply well near the Guadalupe River, a 150,000 gallon raw w ater tank, a 300 gallons per minute treatment plant, a 150,000 gallon treated water tank and a 100,000 gallon elevated tank.
The district currently uses Rebecca Springs for its source of water w ith a 100,000 gallon standpipe located on Rebecca Road, which has outlived its usefulness, Legg said. The new 100.000 gallon elevated tank will replace the standpipe.
H-Z needs your help in honoring outstanding citizens
The fourth annual Citizen of the Year soon w ill be chosen, as w ill a group of Unsung I leroes, and we hope you will be a part of that selection process.
The Citizen of the Near and the Unsung Heroes are named each year in conjunction with publication of this newspaper’s annual Horizons project.
In the past, Horizons has been published as a single edition, appearing the last Sunday in March. This year, in response to comments that that single, large edition was too much to read in one sitting, the project w ill be published over six days.
Stones about and photographs of the Citizen of the Year and the Unsung Heroes will appear in the last of those six editions on Sunday. March 31.
Recipients will be honored at a reception the afternoon of Friday, March 29, to w hich their families and local officials and dignitaries will also be invited and at w hich advance copies of the Sunday Horizons section will be distributed.
The Citizen of the Year plaque will go to a person who has made notable and lasting contributions to the Comal County Community during the 12 months preceding publication of the Horizons ’96 project, according to the project’s plan book.
Nominations from the public are invited. Final selection of the recipient will be made by the newspaper’s Reader Advisory Board. If the number of nominations submitted warrants, a committee of the RAB will first narrow the list to IO nominees for presentation to the full board.
Final selection will be by secret ballot and ballots will be tallied by Mary Lee Hall, the newspaper’s accounting manager. The name of the
person chosen will remain secret until announced at the reception and, subsequently, formally published that final Sunday.
To nominate someone for the Citizen of the Year honor, you or your organization need only write a letter outlining the reasons you believe that person deserves the recognition. Past recipients have included Elliott Knox, Rusty Brockman and Jan Kennady.
Unsung Heroes, too, may be nominated by Herald-A’dung readers, or by area organizations.
To submit a nomination, simply write a letter outlining the reasons you believe that person deserves the honor.
In the past, Unsung Heroes honorees have included not only individuals, but also couples and groups.
As defined by the Herald-Zeitung, an Unsung Hero is someone w ho, receiving little or no recognition, unselfishly finds w ays to make his or her community a better place to be. The example I
have often used is the lady who misses going to her ow n Sunday School class w eek after week to go and play the piano for services at a local nursing home.
Unsung Heroes w ill be chosen by a panel composed by members of the newspaper’s management team.
Nominations for either Citizen of the Year or for Unsung Heroes may be submitted in person at the newspaper, may be mailed to The Herald-Zeitung, 707 I.anda, New Braunfels, TX 7S130, or may be faxed to the attention of Managing Editor Doug Loveday at 210-625-1224. (Or, if you are utilizing the Internet, you may send your nomination via e-mail to DLoveday(a AOL.com.)
The deadline for nominations to be received at the newspaper is Friday, Feb. 9.
We will look forward to receiving your nominations.
(David Sullens is editor and publisher pf the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung.)
Sesquicentennial time capsule filling up fast
New Braunfels industry Senior Flexomcs Inc. currently is putting the final touches on the New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Time Capsule to be buried later this month at the Chamber of Commerce.
Made of stainless steel, the time capsule will hold special items documenting the 150th birthday year of New Braunfels. The time capsule will be sealed at the annual Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce banquet. The time capsule will be on display at the Chamber beginning Tuesday before the banquet.
‘‘Space is filling up fast in the time capsule as last-minute submissions come in," committee chair Stephanie Ferguson said.
"Persons wishing to put letters, photographs or other documents in the time capsule must do so now."
Submissions must be paper goods; letters, photographs, etc.
Submissions must be sealed in either a 9 x 12 envelope or aff 10 (or legal size) envelope.
Cost for a 9 x 12 envelope submission is $10.
Cost tor aff 10 envelope submission is $5.
The time capsule will be buried at the Chamber of Commerce offices after the banquet with the help of City of New Braunfels workers.
The capsule will be opened in 50 years.
Herald-Zeitung photo bv MICHAEL DARNALL
Melinda Chapa aorta through some of the items that will be sealed in the Sequicentennial Time Capsule at the Chamber banquet.Check out Roxolin Krueger’s “Around Town” column on Page 3A!