New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
There'! • 40 percent chance of showers today with a high expected around 90 degrees. Expect a chance of showers on Monday with a high in the mid-90s. For more weather information, please see Page 2.
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Jesse Dominquez, Geneva Keoghan, John Eddie Montanez, Barbara Borgfeld, Tina Porterie, Robbin Griffin, Maria Padilla, Kay Young, and Alfred “Shorty” Friesenhalm.
Celebrating a birthday Monday, Kristi Hartman, Emil Mueller and Elizabeth Mendez.
Belated birthday wishes to Armando Ramirez Jr., Kristi Bretzke, Anne Amdt, Dr. Donald Kennady, Bob Griffin, David Morris and Elaine McDaniel Pfeuffer.
Celebrating an anniversary today Jamey and Katherine Johnson and Ed and Wanda Pullin.
“Happy Anniversary” Monday to Gary and Susan Weishaar.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church is sponsoring a fund-raiser garage sale Tuesday, July 9 at 443 Scele. All clothes will be sold for 50 cents to SI. Other items also will be sold.
The Cancer Support Group of New Braunfels will meet Tuesday, July 9 al 6:30 p.m. at McKenna Memorial Hospital in the Elliott Knox Boardroom. The Rev. Elmer Gumper will be the guest speaker.
A free nutrition lecture sponsored by local physicians will be offered Monday, July 8 at McKenna Memorial Hospital from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. in the first floor conference room. Monday’s topic will be “Grocery Shopping for a Healthy Heart.” For more information call McKenna at 625*9 IU.
Main Street seminars
The New Braunfels Main Street Project will sponsor two seminars Tuesday, July 9 and July 16 at 6 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 424 South Casten.
Kay Howard, merchandising specialist with the Texas Main Street Center will instruct merchants on how to better display their merchandise on July 9. John Welton. advertising specialist, will offer information on how to make die most of an advertising budget on July 16. He is vice president of advertising and marketing for Our Lady of die Lake University. For more information call the Main Street office al 625-3425. Celebrate America
Christian Women's Club in New Braunfels is sponsoring a “Celebrate America" picnic Tuesday, July 9 from IO a m. to noon at the Krueger Ranch located on Farm-to-Market 1863. Cost is $2. A parade of fashions will be presented by original hats made by guests, who are encouraged to bring a hat Debbie Jones will provide the music and Ginger Mud-ford will be the guest speaker For reservations cal! 629*0070 or 620-3217. For nursery call 620-0337.
; Garden Club
The Comal Garden Club will meet at 11:30 un Thursday, July 11 at Pat’s Place on Union Street. Water aerobics New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring water aerobics classes at Lands Park pool on Monday, Wednesday
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Animal shelter expanding for the future
Eighteen new dog runs, two new cat rooms, a reception room, a food preparation room, a cat and puppy isolation room, an office and an animal examination room are part of the expansion. The project also includes a room to be used for board meetings and educational purposes, she said.
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
An $80,000 3,250 square-foot addition to the Humane Society Animal Shelter in New Braunfels, expected to be complete in about six weeks, will enable the facility to more efficiently handle the ever-increasing number of animals handled by lite shelter.
The addition would have cml about $120,000, but Humane Society workers are doing much of die inside finishing work themselves and luivc negotiated deals with contractors on many parts of the project, said Cheryl Pillar, director of die Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area’s shelter.
Eighteen new dog runs, two new cat rooms, a reception room, a food preparation room, a cat and pu|>py isolation room, an office and an animal examination room are part of the expansion. Die project also includes a room to be used for bourd meeting*
and educational purposes, she said.
Currently, the building, built in 1978, tuts 1,500 square feet of office space and 2,250 square feet for 16 dog runs, so the additional 1,000 square feet inside and 2,250 square feet in dog runs will nearly double the size of die facility.
Ihfough the first six mondts of the year, animals taken into the shelter, located on Kuehler Avenue, are running slightly ahead of die same time
last year, as arc adoptions and redemptions, Pillar said. The shelter handled 3,342 animals during all of 1990.
Last month. New Braunfels Animal Control brought in 249 animals, Garden Ridge three and Marion five. Another 105 were dropped off at the shelter Of the 362 aiumals taken in. nine were reclaimed by owners, 16 were adopted and die remainder were cudiaiu/ed after a five-day minimum stay, Pillar said.
“I think people are laking us for
granted as far as euthanasia goes, and that's only a band aid for the problem We’ve got to do something,” Pillar said. She said she favors a program similar to one recently started in a California community that would require residents who breed pets to purchase permits.
Although the number of animals taken into the shelter this year won't reach the higher totals recorded in the mid-1980s, before the local Humane Society insulted its spay-neuter program, the trend is again sharply upward. Pillar said
Under the spay-neuter progrant, adoption fees for dogs and eats — $48 for females and $43 for males — include shots and the cost of fixing the animals at oik; of seven participating area veterinarians, Pillar said As part of the program, city ordinance requires thai each animal adopted from the sheila be spayed or neu
tered, she said.
“The adoption fee used to be $20 before we instituted our spay neuter program, bul then six months later we'd get the bilch hack with her liua of puppies or the queen back with ha kittens," Pillar said.
“A lot of people say the adoption fee is too high now, but you've got to put a value on that animal's life. lf you can’t afford thai price, how vc you gouig to afford to take it to the vctainarian when ii gets sick or how arc you going lo afford to be able to take it to the veterinarian the followup year for us shots?” she said The Humane Society cams $3 from each adoption fee. and the rest goes to the veterinarian. Pillar said
The shelter accepts strays from the cities of New Braunfels alai Garden Ridge and as space allows from the rural areas of Comal and Guadalupe counties, Pillar said
GERA to review water releases
The Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) will review its current release rate of 360 cubic feet per second (cfs) from Canyon Reservoir after the Fourth of July weekend.
The release from the reservoir will be reviewed Tuesday to determine when and what adjustments will be made, said GBRA Chief Engineer Tommy Hill.
Release from the reservoir into the
Guadalupe River is determined by natural inflow from rainfall, Hill said Although recent showers above the lake have allowed the release to remain al the current level ova the last several weeks, the inflow is continuing to drop
Current inflow recorded above the reservoir is about 160 cfs
lf inflows continue to decline, the
next adjustmou will be to reduce the release rate “lo the 200 cfs range' and lo continue to track the inflow, Hill said.
Ellen ftwcy of Whitewater Spans said a 360 cfi release rate Au moat every wata recreational use from tubing to canoeing to rafting At 200 cfs. trips take a link tonga, but thai shouldn't deter visitors, she said
up for talks
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The Pat’s in the Park restaurant concessionaires are scheduled to ask the New Braunfels City Council on Monday lo approve a short-term lease agreement between the city and the two partners operating the Lands Park catery.
Two weeks ago. City Manager Paul Grohman told the council that the partners, Pat Cantrell and Carol Gucd-ry, were being sent a letter of final notice that they risk breaking the contract because they owe back rent, opened about a month late this spring and have failed to meet other requirements.
Gucdry a few days later said she and Cantrell planned to appeal to the council to lower the 12.5-pcrccnt share of gross profits that the restaurant pays in rent to help the partners begin to make payments toward their debts.
Council members should take into account the more than $40,000 the partners made in building improvements beyond their contractual obligations, Gucdry said.
See COUNCIL, Page 2
These visitors to the Prince Solms Tube Chute have come prepared to ride the waters of the Comal River with their "Sea Serpent". Visitors flooded the New Braunfels area this Fourth of July weekend with good water conditions and weather. (Photo by Annexes Schlickenneder)
Beat the heat with cool tips
Roland Soechttng was beating th# heat Saturday white he sold water
melons at the intersection of Walnut Aveny# and U S 81. Mr Soaking, who worked for the local fire department for 25 years, is now retired and says he makes a little extra money by selling the melons he buys in San Antonio (Photo by Annettes Schlickenneder)
By MARK WARNKEN Bult Writer
Well-known ways to conserve electricity in the summa include shadmg windows, ensuring propa attic insulation and ventilation, and checking weather-stripping and caulking around doors and windows But borneownas cen do several otha things to reduce electricity use For instance, some local residents may not know that the standard ame gable vents and turbines become especially eflecuve when combined with soffit vents on the underside of the eaves of a house, according to Jim Ruppel, New Braunfels Utilities resource manager Such unda-eave vans keep cookr air circulating in the ame near the living areas of the house while the hot air more easily moves out the top through the gable vents or the turbines, he said
“Pulling in soffit vans is a good project for someone wanting lo make a home improvement this summer." Ruppel said Anotha less widely known way to save energy is to do baking, clothe* washing, ironing and otha similar jobs early in the morning or las in the
evening to reduce the heat the airconditioner must compensate for dur mg the hottest pan of the day, Ruppel said
Avoiding such heat-producing tasks between 4 p m and 7 pm also reduces the peak-demand load on the utility company's electric power generating and transmission facilities Widely practiced, this will delay the coos lo ratepayers of adding cicone generating piano to mea this peak demand, Ruppel said.
Any window thai gets more than two hours af sun pa day should be shaded Aum the outside, cuba by trees and shrubs or by awnings or solar screens, Ruppel said Relatively inexpensive solar screens nop up to 70 percent of the sun’s rays For those hardy souls who don’t nm thru air cundiuuna 24 boun a day during the hot South Texas sum ma, air circulation through the house is a necessity, Ruppel said Resident* should try opening different combine lions of screened doors and shaded windows to create a brees#
With or without air-condiuuning. the moving air that ceiling and otha
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