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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 9, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDA National League AllStars announced at closing ceremonies 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 287 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21 1845 March 21 1995 New Braunfels Herald 1 o 12 pages in one section Thursday June Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of BIANCA AGUILAR Vol 142 No 149 Inside Sports The Marketplace River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Bianca Aguilar Alice Espinoza Keri Leifeste Susan Leifeste Ford J Lauer Cora Kirmse Esther Wise Happy Anniversary to Leo Marilyn Schmidt Newsprint price hike seen for second time in a month Newsprint manufacturers have announced the second price increase for newsprint in a month despite low inflation rates that have kept other consumer prices in check The latest newsprint price hike combined with an increase that went into effect May 1 means the cost of newsprint to most newspapers will increase by more than 20 percent by August A newsprint broker Chuck Berky president of C Bcrky Associates a Boca Raton based firm says there is a definite tightening of the newsprint market mat is leading to the rapid increases And Bcrky predicts the market will be even tighter by next year The tightening is caused he said however by newsprint producers rather than by increased demand HIV AIDS seminar to be held tonight An educational seminar on HIV infection and AIDS will be held today at the Comal County Health Department The seminar is sponsored by the Comal County Health Department and the Hispanic AIDS Commis sion of San Antonio The seminar will begin at 7 It is open to all individuals who arc interested in learning more about HIV and AIDS and how the infection is spread The seminar will also cover how the infection can be prevented This is the first largescale sem inar in Comal County concerning AIDS and HIV according to Comal County Nurse Shel McWilliams The program is being funded by a grant received by the Hispanic AIDS Commission from the Texas Department of Health The grant requires that the commission offer seminars to counties in its area Coma County is one of the counties included in the grant Stammtisch Ihe New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Slainintisch According to the Sophienburg Archives ami members of the German community Stammiisch represents a silling place for members of the community to gainer and the days liappenings We invite you In sttare with he winning numbers Lotto Texas 816 2026 3840 S17 million jackpot TEXDSr LOTTEBV This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Dry weather could mean aquifer woes By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer As temperatures in the area continue heat up so does the issue of water in the Edwards Aquifer judAge recentTy See TEXAS HEAT Page 3 ordered a courtappointed water monitor to pre pare a plan by Aug 1 to reduce pumping from the Edwards Aquifer The plan is aimed at the city of San Antonio whose metropolis of over one mil lion people relies on the aquifer as its only source of water The judges ruling as far as a negative effect on New Braunfels pales in comparison to San said Doug Miller local insurance agent and county water negotiator needed to get everybody with the Millier said San Antonio is being forced to look at alternate water resources and has an elec tion for the once again proposed Applewhite Reservoir set for Aug 13 New Braunfels already made plans for alternate sources years ago and takes its water from the Guadalupe River Judge Lucius Bunton in has ordered the water plan in response to pleadings from a suit originally filed in 1991 by the Sierra Club of which the City of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities were intevenors The Edwards Underground Water District claims the aquifer is currently at its lowest level in three years although 1991 and 1992 saw high totals of rainfall and the aquifer reached its high est recorded point ever in June of992 at feet They report that the water level has dropped almost 10 feet since Memorial Day The level stood at feet Wednesday well above the 640foot city mandatory rationing for San Anto nio With little or no rainfall San Antonio would hit mandatory rationing levels by the end of the month New Braunfcls has measures to restrict con trollable water runoff when city water consump tion exceeds an average of 8 million gallons and the aquifer level reported from well J17 drops below 630 feet The National Weather Service docs predict a normal rain pattern for the next 90 days and a lit tle above normal for the next 30 athough rain totals for this year arc three inches below normal It is important to realize that aquifer levels produced by the EUWD and published in the neighboring newspapers and aquifer levels taken from near Comal Springs and published in the New Bmunfels HeraldZeitung are different but represent the same patterns The EUWD totals for San Antonio are taken from the J17 well near Fort Sam Houston Totals for New Braunfels arc taken by Bill Tepe of New Braunfels Utilities at a well in Panther Canyon The readings are posted at Comal Springs in Landa Park A onetenth change in our well is equal to about a foot he said You have to realize the relativity of the thing because of diffences in Comal Springs levels stood at feet Wednesday down 11 says chemical treatment of Dunlap was successful By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Followup surveys of hydrilla growth at Lake Dunlap indicate a suc cessful chemical treatment of the aquatic plant according to a statement released by the Texas Parks Wildlife Department the agency that conducted the treatment said approximately 90 per cent of the plant in treated areas was treated 59 acres in 14 loca tions over a twoday period including three public boat ramps and main bends in the river where boating access was all sites treated were open water areas not shoreline GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Planning and Development Director David Welsch said he took photos and video from a plane flying over Lake Dunlap and reported pleased results officials had worried heavy rains would cause a high flow result ing in dilution of the chemical too quickly They said however that the high flow rate helped the process by scour ing the lake of the weakened plant According to the the chem ical Aquathol K has been used since 1960 to treat hydrilla throughout the southeastern United States The chemical usually works within one to three days with control occur ring within one to two weeks Aquathol decomposes in the environ ment very quickly and does not bioac cumulate in plants animals or soil Even though it is expensive it gives the quickest said GBRA Water Quality Lab Director Debbie Magin Typically the effects of a success ful treatment will last through the summer growing season said the report Red Stocking Revue Herald Zoitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Red Stocking Revue Director Douglas Luedeman leads of a group known as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders during recent rehearsals Included In the skit are Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer Brian Wostal Harry Myers Salvador Hernandez Randy Forester Jim Beath Bill Kotylo Jay Vauter Edwin Pharls Bob Houde Felix Roque Robert Condiff Jim Cllffton Broadway comes to New Braunfels June 1719 By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Broadway comes to New Braunfels this month in the form of the Red Stocking Review a musical vari ety program benefiting the Community Center For the fourth biannual event a company out of New York City has come to town to orchestrate the proceedings which include a variety of musical acts some of them comical all of them entertaining say organizers About one hundred local people none of them pro fessional entertainers will perform during the review which runs three days from June 1719 We have our share of doctors politicians Sheriff Bremer has been in it you name said Carol Bissctt who is performing with her sister Cathy Talcott in the review You just sign up for what you want Youll get a part in The New York company choreographs the review and provides the costumes which Bissctt says arc very Acts include numbers solos ducts chomses and many comedy routines Among numbers presented in the twoact review are a hiphop sequence country linedancing number a tambourine act that say is always a hit and a Burlesque routine sure to bring laughter Some this is really silly she said A small orchestra will accompany the performers through the roughly twohour program which Bissctt said moves very quickly Performers have been rehearing since May 31 to put the production together You see the same people involved A few new people join each year but most like it and want to do it over and she said Doug Luedeman is this years director New to Comal County Gus Caldwell takes over as Veterans Service Officer for Comal County By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Gus Caldwell has been hired by Comal County to be the new director of the Veteran Services Office The office located in the original section of the county courthouse is meant to aid veterans in their dealings with the federal government and let them know what services are available Im kind of inbetween the veterans and the Vet erans said Caldwell If they need assistance Im here Im here for anything related to veterans affairs that local veterans might Caldwell served 29 and one half years in the Air Force and retired about three years ago While in the service he worked in the personnel career field which he said is closely relat ed to his new job The Veterans Office provides assistance for veterans and their dependents concerning eligibil ity for different programs sur vivor benefits VA insurance and what services such as transportation frxxi and Gus Caldwell Im here for anything related to veterans affairs that local veterans might Gus Caldwell lodging arc available The office also counsels veterans on education benefits and rehabilitation The olViecr will also sjvak to veterans groups and rcjxin to commissioners court on veter ans affairs The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 to noon Seguin man indicted by Grand Jury By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Juan Villareal 39 of Seguin was indicted by the Comal County Grand Jury Wednesday on three counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of sexual assault Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer said Villareal was indict ed for on charges of kidnapping a 17 yearold handicapped girl and her younger sister and nephew on April 14 Villareal allegedly kidnapped all three children while they were walking near Hinmann Island in New Braun fels and took the children to another park The suspect allegedly issued threatening remarks to the 17year old Reimer said Villareal then allegedly sexually assaulted the 17 yearold Reimer warned area residents about protecting their children especially since this incident is reported to have occurred in broad daylight We need to be careful about vul nerable People need to be aware that even though we are a small community bad things do happen he said Kendall Eugene Hastings 18 of Universal City was indicted Wednes day on charges of aggravated robbery Hastings was arrested May 3 by New Braunfels Police Officers for allegedly robbing the Tiger Tote con venience store on April 20 The store is located on the corner of Common Street and Loop 337 in New Braun fels The armed robbery occurred at approximately April 20 Reports show that three or four indi viduals entered the store and one of the individuals who was reported to be wearing a mask displayed a hand gun The suspect ordered the clerk to give them money The suspects left the store with an undetermined amount of cash accord ing to reports Four San Antonio residents were indicted on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity Reimer said the four people were allegedly involved in a purse snatching opera tion in which one person would dis tract the victim and another would snatch the victims purse Reimer said the charges of orga criminal activity send a mes sage to criminals in San Antonio The message is that New Braunfels is not the place to come and do this type of he said Those indicted in connection with the alleged purse snatching operation arc Emilie Softly 46 Janice Grady 40 Claudette Lampkin 36 and Nor man Lee Watson 41 The Comal County Grand Jury met Wednesday and returned 26 indict ments on 26 individuals The rest of those indictments will be published in the Friday Herald Zeitung For news advertising or subscription Information call 6259144 or Metro 6060846 ;