New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 20, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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Edwards Aquifer 661.0 feet Comal River 295 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 106 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 109 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 909.09 ft above mean sea levelPollen Counts
NBU Pumping Report
7.811 million galore Well water
4.828 million galore
(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
Last quarter.........Aug. 12
New moon...........July 20
First quarter.........July 27
Sunny Highs upper 90s Rain: none S wind, 10 mph
Clear Lows mid 70s Rain: none S wind, 10 mph
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Extended forecast: Saturday, mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s, lows in the mid 70s. Sunday through Thursday, mostly clear. Highs near 100, lows in the mid 70s.
By The Associated Press Temperatures indicate Wednesday’s high and
overnight low to 8
National Temperature Extremes
High Wednesday 110 at Death Valley, Calif.
Low Thursday 34 at Stanley, Ind.Contact Us
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For missed or late newspapers, call 625-9144 ext. 229.News Around The WorldUSOC says Houston needs new rail system
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston must project itself as a truly international city — which likely would include a rail transit system — to have a shot at the 2012 Summer Games, the chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee site evaluation team said Thursday.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority is building a 7 1/2-mile light rail starter line from downtown to the Astrodome complex, home of two stadiums at the heart of the city’s
Local bickering over rail has reached Washington, where Texas Sen. Ray Bailey Hutchison supports federal funding while suburban Houston U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, a fellow Republican, wants a public referendum first.
The U.S. Olympic Committee will announce finalists in December.House approves religious charities bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Bush, the Republican-controlled House
approved legislation Thursday expanding the role of religious charities in federal social programs. Opponents complained vociferously the bill would preempt state and local anti-discrimination laws.
Religious charities are permitted to receive grants in a small number of federal programs under current law. The legislation would expand the list significantly to areas such as housing, domestic violence and hunger relief.
Aid recipients would not be required to attend worship services or religious instructionTire company refuses federal request
WASHINGTON (AP) -Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has refused the federal government’s request to expand its recall of 6.5 million tires and is preparing to fight an order to remove the tires from American roads.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Bridgestone/Firestone to recall more tires during a private meeting Thursday, but the company refused and negotiations ended.
Cross Canadian Ragweed will play at 8 p.m. Friday at Saengerhalle, 255 Saengerhalle Road. Cover charge is $8. For information, cail 625-HALL (4255).
• Exit 187 from southbound Interstate 35 to Farm-to-Market Road 725 —
The exit is closed permanently. Detour signs will be placed along Business 35 directing traffic to FM 725. A large detour sign also will be placed south of FM 306 notifying I-35 traffic that the ramp has been closed and which ramps to use instead of Exit 187. Also, a large flashing sign will be placed just south of Texas 46 telling I-35 traffic to use Exit 188 to get to downtown New Braunfels. The ramp closure will expedite the construction of FM 725 near I-35.
• Northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 35 from FM 725 — The northbound frontage road from Chevron north to FM 725 also will be moved over to the newly constructed frontage road. This traffic switch will require the closure of the northbound entrance ramp to I-35 from FM 725. The northbound frontage road traffic will still be allowed to enter the ramp by taking the left turn off the frontage road. The northbound frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River is scheduled to open in about one month, and FM 725 traffic will be able to use it to access northbound I-35.
• FM 725 Underpass — Expected to be reopened to full width in August.
• Interstate 35 northbound and southbound frontage roads — work continuing from Ruekle Road to Executive Drive.
• North side turnaround — This turnaround will remain open throughout construction but will require various detours.
• Northbound Interstate 35 frontage road bridge over the Guadalupe River — will be opened to one lane of traffic today.
• Northbound main lanes of Interstate 35 —will be moved to the middle of the interstate today from .5 miles south of Farm-to-Market Road 725 to .5 miles north of the Guadalupe River. The northbound main lane exit to FM 725 and the exit to Seville Drive will be closed when traffic is placed in the middle.
The Children’s Museum, Sophienburg Museum, the Conservation and Heritage societies will sponsor the second annual Heritage Camp from 8 a.m. to noon July 23 through 26 for ages 6 to IO. The camp is $75 per child (must pre-register and prepay). To register or for more information, call the Children’s Museum at 620-0939.
Sandra Hildebrand, a certified hypnotherapist, will offer a Stop Smoking Hypnosis Clinic at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Saturday,
July 21, in the office above Henne Hardware, Suite No.
202. Cost to attend is $45.
►99th birthday party
Seguin — The 99th birthday celebration of the Rev. Dr. A.G. Wiederaenders, the patriarch of Texas Lutheran University, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22 in the Timmerman Room of Hein Dining Hall on the Texas Lutheran University campus in Seguin. The event is open to the public.
The Canyon Lake Masonic Lodge No.
1425 will be holding its annual barbecue fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the American Legion Hall, intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 2673 and Triple Peak Road in Sattler. The event is all you can eat, including dessert, and costs $6 per ticket.
Happy Birthday to Ayel, Eli and Jake Frazier (5 years, triplets), Gillian Leigh Garrison (3 years), Rayanna Benitez, Virginia Wilson (July 19) and Susan Bird (July 19).
Happy Anniversary to Larry and Mary Margaret Anderson and Jo-An and Darrell Jentsch (5 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed, call 625-9144.► Live Music
GRUENE HALL, 1281 Gruene Road, (830) 606-1281 July 20 - Cooder Graw, 8 p.m., $10 cover charge SAENGERHALLE, 255 Saengerhalle Road, 625-HALL (4255)
July 20 - Cross Canadian Ragweed, 8 p.m., $8 cover charge SILVER CENTER, 510 E. Court St., Seguin (830) 303-6612 July 20 - Shadows of South Texas, 7:30 p.m., $6 cover
THE WINE CELLAR, 295 E.
San Antonio, 624-9463 July 20 - David Gettys Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m., no cover charge► Clubs
COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS at
300 Laurel Lane, hosts lunch for those 60 years and older from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in the Laurel Plaza Community Room. Suggested donation is $1.25. Call 629-1751 to make reservations 24 hours in advance.
NIGHT IN OLD FREDERICKSBURG is gearing up to celebrate 39 years today and tomorrow. Admission today is $3 for singles, $5 for couples from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday admission is free until 12:30 p.m. After 12:30 p.m. admission is $5 for adults, $1 for kids ages 6 to 12, and children under 6 are admitted free. For information, call the Chamber of Commerce
at (888) 997-3600 or visit www.fredericksburg-texas.com.
THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS sponsors bird identification hike/sit session from 8 to 11 a.m. today, at the Canyon Lake Community Recreation Center (below the dam). The activity is free. For information, call (830) 964-3003 or (830) 964-3341.
TRACY BLIGH TEACHES DRAWING DOWNTOWN from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today, July 27 and Aug. 2 at Treefrog Ed for ages 10 to 15. Class cost is $70 due at time of registration. Supplies are included. For information, call 626-0777.► Support Groups
HOSPICE NEW BRAUNFELS
hosts its weekly Kaffee Klatsch bereavement support group from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday.
For more information, call 625-7500.
THE NEW BRAUNFELS CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED
(NARFE) will meet at 10 a.m. today, at the Senior Citizens Center, 655 Landa St. Wilbur H. Wieding will provide the program on his experiences as a postman. All members are invited to attend. For information, call 629-6522.
A TRIAD/SALT meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. today, at the Bulverde Senior Center, 30280 Cougar Bend Drive in Bulverde.► Clarification
In Wednesday’s edition, the Herald-Zeitung incorrectly reported that Shadow Hills was part of the annexation plan by the city. Shadow Hills was orginally suggested for annexation, but is no longer part of the plan because the city had too much area it was annexing, once the agricultural exemptions were made. Also in Wednesday’s edition, a photograph of the Seguin fire was taken by Sarah Scott of the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise. The Herald regrets the errors.