New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal County Courthouse
Sports Day...........................6A. 7A
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to: Walter Fellers, Brett Nelson, Emily Schlichting, Oscar Barbola Sr. (40), Victor R. Rodriguez, Jalen Sheffield (two years), Krystal Fay Gutierrez, Delia Rahe, Leo Schmidt, Sarah Lynette Paredez, Analisa Garcia, and Alexander Villarreal. Happy 60th anniversary to Chester and Clara Nolte, Happy 45th to Nelson and Dorothy Roemisch and happy anniversary to Rey and Lucy Rosales.
Herald-Zeitung to open late Monday
In order to finalize construction work, the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung will be closed Monday morning. July 24.
Our office will open at 1 p.m. Regular business hours will be observed for the remainder of the week.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
New press rolls with first edition
Today's edition of the Herald-Zeitung marks a new beginning for the newspaper and New Braunfels. Today s newspaper was printed on our new eight-unit Goss Community press. Watch for more exciting changes at the H-Z!
Women’s Center needs diapers and a crib
The Comal County Women's Center, 1547 Common Street, is in immediate need of large diapers (size 23-35 pounds), and a baby crib in usable condition.
Call 620-7520 to help.
Friends of the Library thanks helpers
The Friends of the Library want to thank all of the people who have contributed books, records, puzzles, etc. for the big annual sale at the Civic Center
There is already a wonderful selection of new and used books, both hardback and paperback, and also a tremendous collection of popular and classical records.
Keep up the contributions, New Braunfels.
We look forward to seeing you all at the sale in October
Pitch in for the Women’s Center
Sundance Golf Course is hosting a golf contest to benefit the Comal County Women’s Center.
Every Saturday in July from 5 p.m. to 8 p m. golfers who successfully pitch their ball into a barrel at 85 yards will qualify for a drawing for a weekend vacation at a luxury resort at the beach
Chances are $5 for five balls
For more information, call Sundance at 629-3817
The winning numbers
5,19, 20, 29, 39, 47
Est $22 million jackpot
Playing ball in Europe
Local Aggie makes a name for himself in Switzerland.
See Page 6A.
The survey says
The choices for the Republican nominee for U.S. President are varied.
See survey question on page 4A
Area volunteers take care of wild animals in distress.
See Page 1B.
40 Pages in four sections ■ Sunday, July 23, 1995
Serving Comal County for more than 143 years fl Home of CHESTER AND CLARA NOLTE
Vol. 143, No. 181
County bum ban looms
By DENISE DZIUK
Residents living in unincorporated areas of Comal County may find themselves being banned from burning open fires, in an effort to limit the number and severity of possible tires.
“We've had a few tires, but luckily, nothing real bad. If we don't do something, we could see a lot of fires," said Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willman.
Willman said there has not been any significant rain since the Fourth of July weekend, and areas in the western part of the county have become very dry. An Emergency Management Order issued by the County Judge may be needed in the next five to seven days to prevent grass fires.
County Judge Carter Casteel said she can declare an emergency and enact the ban without hav ing the commissioners court vote on it. The order is taken before commissioners court for approval “after the fact.”
Willman said the order would apply to all unincorpo
rated areas not under the jurisdiction of city municipalities, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, or Texas Parks and Wildlife. People would be able to have a fire in a barbecue pit. however the order would ban open burning, making it a class B misdemeanor.
“I've talked with some fire chiefs and they're for it. If we don't get some rain soon, we'll he asking the county judge to declare the emergency,” he said.
Casteel said she has not been asked to declare an emergency yet.
I Towever, if the tire marshal requests the order, she will declare it without any questions.
“When he tells me to do it. I do it because he's the fire marshal and he's out there keeping an eye out for this.” said Casteel.
Willman said if the ban is put into effect, it would remain there until the weather conditions change, at which time it could be Ii tied just as easily as it was put into place.
“We would just go back and ask to hav e it lifted.” he said.
EUWD adopts changes to water conservation plan
By DENISE DZIUK
Herald-Zeitung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL
Getting their kicks
At top, Brett Riley, owner of Westhaven Academy of Karate, demonstrates his karate technique at Landa Park Saturday morning. Above, karate students show their stuff. The demonstration drew black belts from across the country.
New Braunfels residents may soon be forced to conserve more water in an attempt to protect the Edwards Aquifer during a drought or periods of high demand.
The Edwards Underground W ater District approved changes to its Demand Management Plan (DMP) during Thursday’s meeting. The changes resulted from a compromise voluntary emergency withdrawal reduction agreement between a panel of attorneys appointed by Federal Court Judge Lucious Bunton.
Bunton did not order the district to make changes.
However, he did “strongly urge” the actions, said Tim Young, legal counsel for the district.
“Like one board member said, we’re just tinkering with what we already have in place,” said General Manager Rick I Uglier.
According to the changes, the reductions will be triggered when water levels at the Bexar County Index Well (J-17) reach specific points. The flow at the Comal Springs will also be taken into consideration.
Hie new plan applies to water suppliers, municipalities, and other non-industrial and non-agricultural
‘I don’t want to leave any doubt that New Braunfels has been conserving water.’
— Kenneth Ikels
water users iii Bexar. C omal, and Hays counties. However, these entities must use at least IS million gallons per day to he affected by the plan.
“It’s the first time we have the authority to go to Uvalde and Medina and ask them to cut back. I like that," said member of the board Jo Ann De lloyos.
When water levels at J-17 and spring flow levels reach a certain point, a reduction stage will be declared. At each stage, the water users are allowed to take a percentage of their base usage.
I Uglier said the base usage is the average use for the three lowest months between November 1994 and February 1995. However, he said an amendment to the original proposed plan allow s primary users that use surface water as a primary source and groundw ater as a supplemental source to use a different aver-age.
I hose users, w hich includes New Braunfels, can use the average usage
of groundwater t or July, August, and September of 1994.
The amendment raised some ques-tion regarding the conservation efforts of New Braunfels. Illgnersaid thai applying tfie same formula for figuring base usage to everyone would be unfair. C omal C ounty board representative Kenneth Ikels said the amendment does not mean less conservation. He said the fact that New Braunfels even uses groundwater is a conservation method.
“I don't want to leave any doubt that New Braunfels has been conserving water. They're putting in 8,000 acre feet every year guaranteed as long as the C anyon Lake Reservoir is there," Ikels said.
Hie board passed the DMP with a six to five vote. The changes w ill go into effect oil Aug. 3. 1995, and will automatically die at midnight on Dee. 31.1995.
Vice Chairman I Ians Helland said there are several issues w ith the proposal that still need to be considered. He said the current plan encourages waste iii the winter.
He also said the new plan takes away certain powers in the current DMP.
“That’s something that needs to be looked at if it’s gong to be used in the future,” Helland said
Couple shares its African experiences with children
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
To Africa and back without leaving New Braunfels that’s where Cieorge and C heryl Guidro/ took St. Paul Lutheran’s vacation Bible school students Friday afternoon.
“Take a look at them and tell me what you think is different about them,” Mr. (iuidroz said as he show ed detailed wooden figures to the pre-schoolers. “I bet they do a lot of things the same as we do, though.” he said.
The youngsters sat, silent and still, as (iuidroz pulled the figures out of a huge basket one by one. With the figures as illustration, (iuidroz painted a picture of village life in Nigeria, where lie and Ins family lived for a total of nine years.
"This is how they braid their hair isn’t it beautiful?” Mrs. Ciuidroz
Bible school class gains from George and Cheryl Guidroz’s trip
said as she displayed a large wooden statue of a woman.
The Guidrozes pointed out Nigeria on a world globe and showed photographs of Nigerian children. Draped around their displav were vividly dyed pieces of igerian fabric. C hildren could look hut not touch” delicate filigree silver jewelry.
“Most people don't have cars there,” Mr. Ciuidroz said as he showed a carv mg of a bus, complete with passengers. “Here’s a boat it’s another way people get to market.”
A bow l of fruit sat on the table, some fruits familiar, others exotic. “What do you think tins is?” Mrs. (iuidroz said. "No it lcxiks like a
banana, but it’s called a plantain. You have to cook this.” She produced a bow l full of cooked plantain to show the children.
The children tiled one-by-one into a grass hut the (iuidrozes built. Outside the hut a black iron cooking pot hung over an open "fire.” The Guidrozes turned the children’s attention to an intricate wooden nativity scene. "We think of baby Jesus as being w hite, but they think of baby Jesus as black.” Mr. (iuidroz said. "Do you think it makes any difference to God w hat color His face is?”
A bag of popcorn made of Nigerian batik fabric went with each child as the children left “Nigeria.”
George and C beryl (iuidroz gathered their know ledge and artifacts of Nigeria while Mr. (iuidroz worked there for the Mobile Oil Corp. After moving around the world to work the Guidrozes chose Texas to settle. "We could have gone anywhere we w anted and we picked here,” Mr. (iuidroz said. “When we came back we knew we would live in the Hill Country somewhere,” he said.
St. Paul Lutheran chose “Around the World w itll Jesus” as the theme of their v acation Bible school this year. The children have “visited” Colombia. India, Canada and ( luna, as well as Nigeria.
Now that they are retired, foreign travel doesn’t lure the (iuidrozes. “We want to see more of the United States,” Mr. (iuidroz said.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Cheryl Guidruz shows the kids some of the things she brought back from Africa.Learn how to say ‘No’ to the person you love. See Nancy Logan on Page <