New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 20, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday withal front the HereM-Zettungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zo/iM^ extends the following birthday wishes to; Katie Votes, Johnny Browntow, Joyce Garnett, Catherine Herbdeb, Of. Smith, Isabel Stinnett, John Vernon, Chuck Walters,
Gilbert Guerrero, Jr„ Dave Clark, Erika Ramirez (belated), Oscar Guerrero (belated). Happy Anniversary to Mario & Net-da Rosales (4 years!).
Doodling Roaring for Loadorohlp NS class
The deadline for turning in applications for the 1994-1995 Leadership New Braunfels class is Friday, July 22.
Starting ifs third year, Leadership New Braunfels is made up of a diverse group of men & women desiring to enhance their leadership skills and knowledge of the community.
Call 625-2385 or come by the
Seguin St for information or „ applications.
Chamber plans next Business Altar Hours
Busmen After Hours is planning a Membership Mixer, an informal gathering of Chamber of Commerce members sponsored by The Watering Hole Saloon A Dance Hall at 1390 Old McQueeney Road for Wednesday July 27 from 5-7 pm
Members can meet, make new contacts and exchange idem with other members of our business
Randolph retirees to sponsor briefing
The Randolph Air Force Base Activities Office will sponsor an intend hreaariott
update briefing oo Aug. IO for military retirees and spouses.
Representatives flan the Mod teal Squadron, Family Support and Legal Offices will address a variety of subjects currently the concern of military retirees.
J Each will allo provide instruc
tions on where retirees can seek more detailed guidance or assistance on subjects discussed.
The meeting will be held in the Randolph AFB Theatre sod begins at 0900 (9 a m ).
For further infornution, call 652-6880.
Comal County Fair PoraSa ontrioo new boing accepted
Entries for the 101st Comal County Fair Parade are now being accepted. The Parade will be held Friday Sept. 23, beginning at IO am.
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By CRAIG HAMMETT
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Heat is up, water is down
By CRAIG HAMMETT
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The heat it up, and the water is down.
Bvetyone feels the heat of this Texas summer which has already proven to "Smiter than normal. Put that heat with no moisture and river flows and aquifer levels will drop.
“Last week was great, but yesterday was running about 50 percent down,** said Jim Dunman of Jerry's Rentals Monday.
Dunman said he was one of many outfitters who would begin pulling rifts if things do not improve.
“We're getting to the point of putting the rafts up," he said, “b's not worth it to repair holes in your rift"
Businesses along the Guadalupe have seen a good summer with high flow rues during Memorial Day and a good rate during the Fourth of July
weekend. Without significant rainfall in the lait two months, the overflow tom Canyon I ake his ywh^ty decssftipd
Business owners rey, however, that
Inflow at Canyon Lake is 120 cubic feet per second while outflow is 148 cfh
The Comal Springs continues to flow at near 300 cfs, although it too is going down with the Edwards Aquifer level.
“This year has been a banner year," said Clinton Brand! at The Ole Mill Stream. “We’re still miming well ahead of last year.”
Brandt aid he can judge the river level by looking A the entry ump re his place. He said it is about four inches below a normal point In 1991, the river dropped to a low point but people were still able to float.
“In 1991, people had to get off the
ump and walk over the rocks to get to the river," he aid. “It's three to four feet above that now."
Brandt said bead on current flow, : believes the Comal River will last
“I really seriously believe the aquifer is going to hold up, at least during the summer months," he aid. "If this weather keeps up through the fell, well then that's another story."
Schittefbahn Water Park, obviously a very large business, does not depend entirely on water from the Comal River.
In feet, marketing director Sherrie Brammell said the park uses an enclosed chlorinated system and some water from the Comal.
“Attendance is up over last year. We think it's a combination of hot weather and new rides," she aid. “...Hot, dry weather is actually good for us. People want to come and cool off.”
The New Braunfels Independent School District approved a tract of land for a future school site and approved an alternative school in meeting Ttiesday night.
NBISD acquired 9.572 acres accent to Oak Run school for a Alture school, which has yet to be determined. Superintendent Charles Bradbeny said the cost, $95,008, was good because the property comes complete wife utility lines already installed.
"Everything is already there,” he said "It would have cost more had we had to install all the utilities."
He said the purchase is actually the second part of land purchases approved by a bond issue several years ago. A $90,000 lot had already been bought across from Memorial.
The purchase passed 6-1 wife Sylvia Sanchez dissenting. She wanted to table the motion until a new board could be seated.
Elections are Aug. 13. Board members decided to approve the purchase, and outgoing member Adon Hermes commented feat business would go on as usual even seats on the board were • up for election.
with a private company for an alternative school. Ombudsman™, a company out of Illinois, will provide the school for up to 30 at-risk students sent there for various reasons.
Ombudsman will provide the rooms and teachers for the program at a cost of $3,000 per student.
"As far as I know, we are the first district in Texas to contract wife a private company," said Bradberry. "I think you will tee more and more districts looking at this type of arrangement"
Sanchez asked if a counselor could be added to the school, but Bradbeny said the cost, around $45,000, would be too high considering counselors at oth-
By LE8UE KRIEWALDT V-
Special to the HeraJd-Zoitung /
Normally, July JI, 1994, woald be fee deadline for payment of CSty of New Braunfeftkttd/or New Braunfels Independent School District taxes. However, atnoe July 31 fells on a Sunday, the last day to pay taxes without penalty and interest is Monday Aug. I. )99£;l According to the Texas Property Code, taxes must be paid regardless of whether or not you have received a tax ffttefficnt. If you have aor yat received a tax gat* mem, please call the Tax Office at 625-5714.
Tax Collector Carleton Donop reminds taxpayer*#*Hlyra* plan to pay your taxes by check, you mug include the or tne property on tne cnecx.
^description of the being taxed appears on yqM fox Check this description
raxes may be made at foe NBISD Tax Office at 487 W Min Street. The office is open ftomfim. to 5 p.m. each week day, Payments may also be mailed to PA Box 310507, New Braunfels* Tex ss 78131-0507.
er schools have only s I to600 Ruder* ratio.
He said students at the alternative school would receive a I to between 5 and IO teacher-student ratio, which he said was much better than students at other schools and included teachers specially trained to work with at-risk
Outfitters mixing it up in clean up challenge
Jerry's Rentals issues challenge to other outfitters
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Jim Dunman, an outfitter of Jerry’s Rentals, said the chalta^ hasbeen issued.
This summer, Dunman has sent his crew down the left hank of the Guadalupe River, about five miles down to Gntene Crossing, to dean debris ftom the river.
Now he ie challenging others to do likewise.
“We'd Uke some help ftom everybody else," he said.
Dunman att he had been upeet th* County Judge Carter Casted and some had criticized fee river as being unclean and wanted to do something about it
Dunman said WORD pays acme outfitters to dean foe river and Jerry's is induded with Greene River Co. He said large cleanups by WORD have been successful but wanted to do more.
‘They clean once* the beginning of the year, and once * the end Th*'s not enough," he said.
Dunman has aer* a crew of eight or nine out each Monday, five miles down the left side of fee river He said he gives Incentives like a flee restaurant meal to the winning team of two.
Dunman aid the group ha averaged 160 to 200 filled WORD bigs each trip. He added he gives customers 25 percent off the price of rental to those who return thor filled WORD trash bags.
Although WORD purchase orders pay some outfitters to dean, Dunman sdd this does not cover mo* of fee experts-
He said he mainly does it to keep fee river dean, which he laid is ju* good business
“We're definitdy going to do it again ne* ye*," he said.
Roddn R accepts clean up challenge
it all the time. It took the two of them to do wh* we did, though!"
Eighteen employees and two divert combed the Guadalupe for trash, mostly aluminum cane.
Riverssaid theyusually do it on Tuesdays
River* is not part of the WORD program for funding some outfitters to dean the river because he is a member cf foe WORD board of directon.
He feds the outfitters should take an inters* in main-.
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"We accept tbs challenge," said Zero Riven.
The owner ofRockinR River Rides Mid his crew would take the right side of the river rn they have been doing. He would, however, like to see otter outfitters on the tiver rake a lea* i anall portion of fee river end dean up litter.
“We put fee challenge cut to adopt a mile ar twot" he said. “A lot of them aleeady do f Jerry's and Greene River Co. hove ban deaning fee left tide of fee river this season and in eeaaons pa*, but iasuod a chilte^ for other to Off foe ti111*?
"We took it In the gtfritof a joke," ald Rivets. “We do