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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitmg extends the following tacky wishes to; Uremia *MasstTi Sarah Lunette Pars* ta (Sweet 16!), Orsfls Toms Monday), Lso Schmidt, Mary Jiffs, Matthew Haabauer, Rev. tad Maria (90th!), Alma Her* ides (Satanta?), Marvin 3oota (Saturday), Delia Rake Saturday), deed! Vogel (Saturday), Marc Herman (Satur* dajX GwMeda Metcalf (Satur• day), Lddaa SoechtiNg (Saturday), Roy Wood (Saturday), Mary Aaa Aadsrsou, Dorothy i^uapM, Praukie Nesley, Dean Raymond, Us Rose, SaBy Thorn, Lehi BeBe Wafter, Ludde Corrou (Monday), Sanford Crahdl (Mowlay), Bertie Dailey (Monday), Richard Lib
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The Comal Couiay Mental Heahh/Mental Retaliation Center is hokttng a oekbrity auction on Friday, July 29 in the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 Seguin St The auction will begin a 6 pm. Chairman of the boud for the Comal County MHMR is Sheriff Jack Blamer Tickets sit SIS each and the silent suctioo will be followed by a buffet dinner, entertainment and a live suction.
Anyone wishing to participate may call Leland Cox a 620-6200.
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Businea After Houri will be held this month a The Watering Hole Saloon, located a 1390 Old McQueeney Rd. on Wednesday, July 27 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Businea After Houri is sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels fftsmhar of Commerce, and is an informal gathering of chambers member! and is an opportunity for networking.
For more information, call the chamber office a 625-2385.
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Explosion, Ire destroy Clear Sppnys.honflo
Explosion accidently caused by work on leaking water tank
By CHRISTINE MARTIN
CLEAR SPRINGS - No one occupied an old frame house in the 2100 Mock of Highway 46 South which burned to the ground minutes after an explosion Friday at about 11:45 a.m. in Clear Spring.
Firefighters ftom New Braunfels, Seguin and Geronimo, as well as New Braunfels police fought to contain the blare as it sptead to Scott Worden’s yard across Highway 46.
“I heard an explosion,” Worden aid ‘The windows shook.”
Capt. Robert Reed, New Braunfels fire department investigator, said the explosion was apparently accidentally caused by a worker ftom the Spring Hill Water Supply Corp. of Seguin. ’There's no doubt in my mind,” he said.
Jesse Davila, of Seguin, wa one of four Spring Hill Water Supply Corp. workers on the property leased by Calyon Regional he had just finished filling in some ground where aleak from a new water tank had sprung when he heard the explosion. Turning around, he saw the windows from the house Ired all blown out 25 feet from the house.
Reed said one of the Spring Hill Water Supply Corp. workers later admitted he had had his machinery near the house about 30 minutes prior to that, when he aet in motion the life of the fire.
Apparent from fresh scrapes on a propane line thai had lain exposed on the ground near the house, the "ich’fT had jerked die propane line, breaking a propane pipe underneath the house. The gas leaked up through the floor, where it found a lit pilot-light on a water heater.
The big bang happened,” Reed aid. "We had a foel-fed fire from underneath the house.”
Davila ran toward the bouse when he heard the explosion. ‘Ta anybody home,” he recalled hollering.
Inside, the flames already climbed the walla, and Davila aw the place stood empty, so he ran back out to where the rest of the crew wa calling for help.
Keith Steffen, another of Seguing Spring Hill Water Supply Corp. field servicemen, claimed he had beat nearby, turning Borne valves to redirect waler toward New Braunfels. It wk the first time they had used the water tower on the property leased by Canyon Regional Water Authority.
The house on the property had been occupied until a couple weeks ago. Workers a the site said the water tower had not been ready to be used for tnnriiw ^ipif of weeks.
But New Braunfels had needed the water
New Braunfels Utilities water/sewer depart
ment staffer Rocky Rodriguez aid they had a “huge” water-main break between 1-35 and Clear Sixing earlier that day because of the heat. "The ground shifts and the metal pipes don't have anywhere to go,” he said.
The house, owned by Harvey Vogel of Seguin, also still had electricity running to it. NEU workers came to the scene to disconnect service to the house, but said the fire blew a circuit, keeping electrici-
tyfrom being cut off from too many others
Steffen said the water had been turned off, however
The house had previously been occupied by Chet and Charles Hadlock. The Hadlock brothers were sentenced this week to IO years probation and restitution for organized crime activities, including car theft
Firefighters from New Braunfels, Seguin and Geronimo responded to rrktayh alpinekiiYfbs a Cital Springs. The fire was fueled tram underneath the house by • propane fete.
New Braunfels earns Clean Texas 2000 designation from TNRCC this week
The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Committee this week named the city of New Braunfels k an official Clean Tcxk 2000 city, according to Mike Gnat, liaison for the New Braunfels City Council to the city's recycling committee.
The recycling committee robmitted an application to the TNRCC’* Clean Texas 2000 program In late February. The program enables the city to gain points when the city achieves measures tharipiificandy reduce the city’s solid wastes. Thole points are then taken into considers ti on when grants
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The TNRCC recently rejected a grant application from the committee which asked for 5100,000 for a chipper to be located th Lands Park. Another grant application from the recycling committee still bu not been answered by the TNRCC, a grant that would call forapptoximaiely $430,000 to estabiirii a regional recycling program. The regional program would include a1) of Comal and Guadalupe Counties and portions of Bexar County. The fonds would finance buildings in Comal and Guadalupe Counties, a full time employee (no benefitsX equipment and publicity.
Grift said being named a Clean Texas 2000 city would help the city’s
chances in the grant application process.
“It’s going to take a great deal of working together among officials and residents in both counties (Comal and Guadalupe),” he said. “There is some prestige in this too. Once again, New Braunfels is doing something to help save the environment ”
Grist said the next step would be for the recycling committee lo present a plan to the city council The committee las done a fabulous job," be said. They're ready lo present their plan to the city council and hopefully we'll tee curbside recycling begin in New Braunfels.”
FFR to begin river clean up plans Thursday night
From staff reports
Friends For Riven, a local organization which works to preserve the Guadalupe and Comal Rivera, will hold a meeting Thursday night.
FFR members will begin organizing the next Guadalupe River clean up, scheduled for Sept 17.
Thursdays meeting will be held in the Herb Schneider room of the Victoria Bank A Th* building on Walnut
St. a 7 pm The Sept. 17 clean up will include
22 mileaofthe Guadalupe River, ftom to the New Braunfels
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city limits and will be the second nich clean up of the summer tourist sea-
FFR representative Cathy Tai coft aud that the group will need at least 1,000 volunteers for the project
Anyone interested in volunteering for the clean up or helping to orga rare it are encouraged to anend Thursday night1* meeting There are no aerial requirements to be a volunteer, Talcott said. However, the group will need several scuba divers involved in the dean up to effectively clean the bottom of the river.
Persons interested in volunteering for the clean up but cannot attend Thursday** meeting can still sign up by calling David Davenport, FFR president. tx 609-0543.
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