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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Ford’s F-150 joins toughness with sporty looks - Page 10 I Illegal dumpsites investigated Water Watch...........2    ■“> Opinion...............4    By ROSE MARIE EASH    —    ——    was covered with broken down vehicles, trash and    on to the property (above the surface.) This SP0*1®...............8-9    I    Staff Writer    ■ See photos, Page 2__ rubbish. However, he noted that the owner was in garbage stack is six feet tall.** Classifieds..........10-13    1 - Texas Depaitmem of Health Minimum Stan-    fxo^of cleaning up and that all dogs were    Wallace, the countysanitarian, said that darts of Sanitation and Health Protection Mea- ccyeto he    property.    although them have ten tunes when mw sewage Although the animal control officer and the was being dumped, feat is not currently the case. STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Her ald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Rennie Lux, Carmen Carrizales, Linda Zavala, Diandra Lagunas, Maria Hernandez, Davy Luna, Oscar Guerrero, Elizabeth Culpepper (Sat.), Leo Hermes (Sat.), Albert Villarreal (Sol), Happy Anniversary to Gary A Kaye Steeno (Sol). Fraternal Order off Eagles program set The Fraternal Order of Eagles will have a special Charter Member and Past Presidents program on July 20th at 7:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend this meeting for their 41 st Anniversary. La Mitier Tejana will hold rummage sale La Mujer Tejana, a local noprofit service organization will be holding a fund-raising rummage sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, at the Weekend Flea Market, located at 1661 S. Seguin Street. Annual Red Cross Volunteers meeting The animal meeting of Comal County Red Cross Volunteers will be held July 19,1993, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friendship Room of Eden Home. For further information call Margie Council at 629-4563. NB Optimist Club to meet Monday The New Braunfels Optimist Club will meet Monday tx 6:30 p.m. at Finkel's Salad Bar and Grill. The featured speaker will be Kahy Truesdale, horticulturist tx River Gardens. Dr. Aniol will also attend to answer questions about the home. Broadway Express gala sat tar duly 22 The Broadway Express din-ner-foeatre gala will be held Thunday, July 22 at the NB Civic Crater. Tickets are available at the Archives, 200 N. Seguin, 629-1900, and from Jean Wilson, Beltone, 389 S. Seguin, 620-1114 or 625-7922. Reserved tables are available (tables seat IO). Deadline for purchasing tickets is noon, July 19. This event is a benefit for the fountain restoration and is sponsored by the New Braunfels Historic Museums Association. Comal County ACS planning Mg gala The American Cancer Society is planning their Summer Starlight Gala, scheduled for Aug. 13 and reservations are now being accepted. Monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County. For more information, call 629-5717. Stammtisch (The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Invites Its readers to submit items to Stammtisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, "Stammtisch” represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you to share with us.) County Commissioners heard from frustrated residents in Canyon View acres near FM 2673 who have been trying to get a solution to what has now been termed an “illegal dumpsite” by the Texas Water Commission. “We’ve been fighting for IO years,” said Bd Sebera, Jr., who lives adjacent to fee dumpsite. Sebera said die neighbors who have been dealing wife what she said was the trash, dogs and at times raw sewage on fee property, did not know they had any legal avenues until last year. Since then the County Sanitarian, Monica M. Wallace, has notified fee property owner, Jill Dwyer, that the debris on fee property was improperly stored and was in violation of fee aures. Dwyer was given 30 days from May 28,1992 to correct the situation. On May 31,1992, Animal Control Officer David K. Young submitted a report to County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander after visiting the site. His report said that in addition to the 4 dogs, 2 Canadian Geese, 6 Longhorn chickens and 6 rabbits on the property there were also three mobile homes and two camper-type vehicles in poor condition which Dwyer said were occupied by humans. He also said in the report that the 2.5 acres county sanitarian reportedly made regular visits.    Wallace said she had accompanied the Texas However, the property owner did “make an effort”    Water Commission agent Richard Garcia to the to clean up when instructed to do so. Ultimately,    site Wednesday when he visited in response to her however, the situation did not significantly    letter notifying TWC of the problem in May. change.    Wallace’s letter staled that this site and a ate in ’We have seen the photograph, it’s an unbe-    Waterfront Park alro off of FM 2673 listed as the lievable mess,” said County Judge Carter Casteel.    Charles Surface Residence Lot 54 on Waterfront The photographs provided by Ratcliff showed    Dr. were in violation of regulations, stacks of trash and several mobile homes on the    The TWC did declare the Dwyer site an illegal property.    dumpsite    and the state authority now has juris- ‘There’s a sewer line coming out of that trail-    diction over the matter. Last week the TWC iden- er,” said David Ratcliff, a resident of the Canyon    tiffed property in the Bracken area of Comal View area. “That sewer line is dumping directly    County as an illegal landfill. ‘After many years of gazing at the weeds and limestone covering the esplanade in the center of West Tanglewood Street, the neighbors got together and planted 168 native plants.9    _ - H. Bate Bond    ...... .       -    submitted photo P    f Tanolmi/rwl H’81(18011(11 (Bit)* MRX Casa (middle) and Carol Case worked to beautify _    „    * anglewoou ^ median on west Tanglewood during a neighborhood beautification pro- subdivision in New Braunfels lect. Neighborhood takes matters into their own hands By ROSE MARIE EASH I Al—EA__ QUIT WIW paged of wishing things were different ^f] and complaining about things, sometimes mm you just need to do something about them. Illlj That's what a group of neighbors in the ■ Tanglewood subdivision did last week. “After many years of gazing at the weeds and limestone covering the esplanade in the center of West Tanglewood St, fee neighbors got together and planted 168 native plants,” said County Auditor H. Bate Bond, who lives in fee area. Calling themselves “The West Tanglewood Esplanade Association” the neighbors had the city clear some debris from the esplanade and wife the help of a local landscaper beautified the median strip. “Mr. Hector Tamayo, the city manager, was very cooperative in getting the limestone removed to make room for the soil and native plants,” said Bond. “Mr. Chip Schumacher of Hill Country Gardens contributed a landscape plan and provided the soil and plants at a discount for this community project." The group got together on July 6 to plant fee flowers and greenery under fee supervision of Schumacher. The project waa started by Fiances Bond, Max Case and Christine Brown. Those contributing and helping with the project included Bill and Sandra Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. David Giese, Rev. and Mrs. Charles DeHaven, Mrs. Vivian Kline, Mrs. M. D. Dugger, Mrs. Christine Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kiesling, Mr. and Mrs. Kelcy O’Neill, Mrs. Bonnie Allen, Mrs. Rita Kaufmann, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Case, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Weise and their daughter, Ashley, Mrs. Vera Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hensz, Frances and Bate Bond, Mrs. Marla Leach, Mr. Tom Hendrix, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. O’Gorman and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fans. “Everyone agrees that it’s a beautiful addition to the neighborhood,” said Bond. “And it gave us all a chance to get acquainted and work together for the betterment of the community.” Leadership NB ready for 2nd year of classes Applications are now being accepted at chamber office The Chamber of Commerce announced this week it will begin accepting applications for the Leadership New Braunfels Class of 1994. The, program which Idcked-cff last year and graduated its first class this year, was organized to develop better informed leaders in our community who may be interested in becoming active in leadership rolls in many different areas. 'The number of participants in the program is limited and is open to individuals from every Boder of our community,” said Robert Or, chair of the steering committee. Orr said that the curriculum for the program is designed to cover areas critical to informed leaders, such as the mechanics of government, history and culture of the community, the justice system, health care, leadership skills and others. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever been involved in,” said Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Special Projects Bonnie Tetrault. Tetrauh said those who have been involved in the program have been extremely pleased. ‘Without exception, they are thrilled to death,” she said. ‘They say it’s the best thing they've ever done.” The classes will kickoff Oct. 13 wife a reception for the leadership participants and alumni, a two-day, overnight retreat on Oct. 16 and eight once a month, full-day classes. The program will also include extra curricular activities and clare assignments “What this is doing is helping to build a broader base of leadership.. .We wart to continue building leaders who are informed,” said Tetrault. Tuition for the program is $500 and covers all meals, retreat wife overnight accommodations and all course materials. Orr stressed thre this program requires a serious time commitment from the participants. ‘Why are they testing the water?9 Relax, water testing is done monthly at 36 area homes, NBU lab director says rvvii*wU un racketed paptr By JENNIFER ROMPEL Blaff Writer New Braunfels drinking water undergoes strict testing both before and after water is released to area residents, according to officials at New Braunfels Utilities. Lab Coordinator and Interim Lab Director Tommy Thompson, of NBU, said the surface water treatment plant is a “suite of the art facility.” He stated that in the past, water that came from the Edwards Aquifer had strict controls and controls on surface water are even more strict. In addition to testing done before the water is distributed, testing is also done in the homes of residents using the water, according to Thompson. The city of New Braunfels is divided into 19 areas which must be sampled, Thompson said. Thirty-six samples are taken each month in order to meet requirements by the Texas Water Commission and the Department of Health. “It’s not unusual (to test),” said Thompson. “We try to spread it (testing) around as much as we can.” According to Thompson, all water being used by New Braunfels residents is surface water that is collected in the central tank on Greene Road. For many years, New Braunfels residents got their drinking water from the Comal Springs of the Edwards Aquifer. However, in an effort to both protect the city's water supply from possible overpumping of the Aquifer while hopefully encouraging other area cities to seek a surface water source. “New Braunfels opted to go with surface water in anticipating of the Edwards Aquifer is being overdrawn,'' he said. HftM-Zmrtung photo by JOHN HUSETH Art League workshop Instructor Carol Light of Gsogstown, gives some tips to Sharon Neuhaus of Now Braunfels during th* Nsw Braunfels Art League's watercolor workshop hold Monday, Tussdsy, and Wsdnssday at th# NBISD Education Building. 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN! 513 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Merch 21,1845 March 21,1995. New Braunfels Herald-Zeii 14 Pages in one section ■ July 16,1993 Serving Comal County ■ Home of Kevin Doerr Vol. 141, No. 170For news, subscription, or advertising information, call 625-9144 ;