New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Tuesday, June 18,1996
EL. PASO, TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years ■ Home of KRYSTAL
Vol. 144, No. 155inside I New Braunfels launches new restrictions on water use
Editorial .................................41 By DAVID DEKUNDER
Sports ................................6 I Staff Writer
Market Race.............................8-10 | Because of rising water use and
declining flows of Comal Springs, New Braunfels city officials announced tighter water restrictions Monday. Birthday wish** from I Under the tougher restrictions, which
the Harald-Zeitung! go into effect Wednesday afternoon,
The New Braunfels Herald- landscape watering with sprinklers is
Zeilung extends birthday wishes restticted «> certain day, and w,«e of
to Krystal Luna (ll yean, belat- water 1S prohibited. Anyone found
ed)/Tara and Tyro Schroeder wasting water will face fines up to
(belated), and Nancy Finder. I S500 a day for each violation.
Happy anniversary wishes to:
Archie and Elrine Schmidt (46 years) and Mr. and Mrs. Ray* mond Camareno Sr. (33 years).
To have a birthday or anniver-
Figures from New Braunfels Utilities indicate the average weekly water use went up to 9.4 million gallons a day last week. The spring flow at Comal Springs went below 125 cubic feet per second last week.
Washing cars is still allowed, just as long as it does not lead to the wasting of water, New Braunfels City Manager Mike Shands said.
“You can wash your car at any time, any day of the week just as long as you do it with a bucket and a hand held hose (with a cutoff nozzle),”
Shands said. “Because the only time you will be using water is when you are depressing the nozzle to rinse the car.” Shands said charitable and personal car washes are allowed as long as the water does not drain into a street, a ditch or gutter.
Shands suggested that people wash their cars on their lawns to comply with the ordinance.
Under the new tighter restrictions, landscape watering with sprinklers is now prohibited between 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Houses and properties with an odd-
numbered address can water with sprinklers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays while Alose with even-num-bers can water on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
“You can water your lawn any time you want if you use a bucket, a hand held hose (with a nozzle) and drip irrigation system,” Shands said.
The city will be monitoring the water conditions at the beginning of each week and will determine whether or not the newly imposed tighter restrictions will have to remain in place.
■ Odd-numbered addressee may water. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
■ Even-numbered addresses may water Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
■ No use of sprinklers between 9 arn and 7 p.m.
■ You may use a bucket, drip irrigation system or hand-held hose with a nozzle any time.
Mold — Not available Grass —NA Oak —NA Hack. —NA Pecan — NA Elm — NA (Pollen measured in parts per cubic mater of air. Information provided by Dr. Frank
Comal River—107 cubic feet per second, down 5 cfs from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 621.54 feet above sea level, down .06 from Wednesday.
Canyon Dam discharge — 75 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — 27 cfs Canyon Lake level —905.39 feet above sea level. (Below conservation pod.)
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NBU reports pumping 7.690 million gallons of surface water and 2.256 million
Unitarians to hoar speaker on Jim Crow
The Unitarian Universalists will have Margaret Adams speak on her experiences of 75 years growing up black in New Braunfels. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Faith United Church of Christ, 907 N. Loop 337. Public invited.
Bavbocue and concert slated
The Hill Country Chorus will present a concert at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Tuesday. A barbecue dinner Will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will start at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 and the money will go to the center's expansion project.
Circus Is coming
The circus is coming to New Braunfels with one performance at the Rodeo Arena, sponsored by the Comal County Sheriff's Posse. The performance is at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Tickets will be sold the day of the performance at the Rodeo Arena box office.
VFW Post to moot
George A. Garcia VFW Post #11050 and Ladies Auxiliary will meet tonight at American Legion Post 179, 410 W. Coll St. Officers meet at 7 p.m. Regular meeting at 7:30 p.m.
The First Protestant Church Youth will sponsor a rummage sale to benefit its 1997 mission trip. The sale will be held Saturday from 8 a m. to 1 p.m. at the Family Life Center, 172 W. Coll St. in New Braunfels. You may make donations to the sale all this week by dropping off your items at the Seele Parish Hall (basement level). A ramped entrance is located on the Casted Street side of the building at Coll Street. For information, call Jerald Schroeder at 609-7729, ext. 19.
Due to incorrect information provided to the paper, a Stammtisch item on Page 1 of the Sunday, June 16, Herald-Zeitung incorrectly stated that the circus performance Friday at the rodeo arena will be The Shrine Circus.
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Margaret'Adams and ha granddaughter Kimbartt Adams stand undar tna huge oak treanear Uaida Park, where Margaret would play In the days when blacks ware not allowed in the park.
Remembering The Past
Margaret Adams has seen the times change
By ABE LEVY
Margaret Adams can still smell fee apple strudel, German potato salad, tortillas and grandma's beans waiting in the air at her former home at 193 Austin Street.
The food was courtesy of her five German and three Mexican-American
girlfriends, who formed a rare, multicultural pack of after-school adventurers.
After romping through fee neighborhood, die little sorority of 6- and 7-year-olds would share an ethnic food from their homes to feast upon.
“We ate on the ground. Grandpa would spread out the tarpaulin and
we’d eat it. I think we ate more dirt than we did food, but we had a fun time. I hope they didn't forget me because I didn’t forget them.”
To top off the ritual, the girls would steal beer from her grandfather's home brewery and bury the empty bottles under the house.
Turn to Adams, Page 3
By DENISE DZIUK
The board of trustees for fee New Braunfels Independent School District approved a budget Monday night that calls for an increase in spending but a decrease in the tax rate.
“It’s never what everyone feels they need, but this is a conservative community and this is a conservative budget,” said Superintendent Charles Bradberry. “It’s enough to keep us going in the direction we’ve been mov-
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Lonnie Curtis, assistant superintendent of finance, said fee budget was based on an average daily attendance of5,659 students, an increase of about 269 from the 1995-96 school year. The budget calls for a $2,695,778 increase in spending, for a $30,179,044 budget.
However, Curtis said $1.1 million of the increase is from a bookkeeping change. This is the first year the state contribution to the teachers' pension fund shows up in the budget.
The majority of the $30.2 million in revenue comes from local and state sources. Curtis said the $ 1.465 tax rate will generate approximately $12.4 million. Only 5.33 percent of the revenue comes from the federal government.
“lf you add up all the state and all fee local (funds), you’ll come up very close to each other at just a fraction under 48 percent,” said Curtis. “The rest comes from federal sources.”
The board unanimously approved
Last year: The average home had a taxable value of $62,870, and the NBISD tax rate was $1.50 per $100 of valuation, for a total school tax bill of $943.06.
This year: The average home in the district has a taxable value of $66,101, and the tax rate is $1.465 per $100 of valuation, for a total school tax bill of $968.38, an increase of $25.33 from last ysar.
Two bus loads full of Maw Braunftts rssldsnt* hsadsd to Austin for a hasting of th# Taxaa Transportation Commission this morning. Tho group attended tho moating to argus for funding to axpond Interstate 36 to three lanes In each direction through New Braunfels.
Juneteenth celebration packs them in
By DENISE DZIUK and DAVID DEKUNDER
C'Beks to host fund-raiser for Lake Dunlap WD
The Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fund-raiser for a new fire truck Saturday at C'Beks Pub, 121 E. Zipp Road in New Braunfels.
A horseshoe tournament will start at 2 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee for each two-man team.
A barbecue supper will be served,
starting at 4 p.m., with adult plates for $4.50 and child's plates for $3.50.
A pool tournament will be held at 6 p.m., wife a $5 per person entry fee.
A raffle drawing will be held at 7 p.m.
There will also be darts, music and refreshments throughout fee day.
For more information, call 625-1116.
Hundreds of people turned out for the annual Juneteenth celebration held this weekend, ami organizers are calling it fee most successful local Juneteenth observance yet.
Nathan Millett, President of the Black Heritage Society, said Saturday's celebration, which was organized by the Black Heritage Society, kicked off with a barbecue dinner. He said they were overwhelmed by the number of people who turned out for plates.
“This was a big event. We put out a lot of dinners and served until 5 p.m.,” said Millett.
The dinner was followed by a talent show, the crowning of Miss Juneteenth, and fee presentation of the two Outstanding Black Heritage Members of the Year. Mayor Jan tCennady assisted with the judging and presentations. Millet said “that was very special.” Millett said the event, which has been held every year since 1986, has grown in size.
This year’s was the largest yet, with 200 attending the dance and 600 getting barbecue plates.
“It was a lot bigger, and was the largest yet,” said Millett. “The community was very supportive. All the businesses contributed.”
Millett said fee money raised from the event goes toward the Ella Wilson Memorial Scholarship. He added that
Tama!* Mannie la crowned J umteenth Senior Queen Kennedy at the Juneteenth celebration at the Senior Citizens Saturday night.
the budget, which included extending teachers’ contracts from 183 days to 185 days, a 4 percent pay increase for the average teacher, and a one-time raise for some teachers to bring them up to the state minimum.
The board also approved the $1.465 tax rate and adopted the 1995-% tax rolls. Taxes will be payable on July I, and become delinquent on July 31.
“(The budgeting process) looks simple, but it’s not," said board president Leo Chafin. “I think we came up wife a good, understandable, feasible budget.”
Board members pointed out the long process involved in preparing the budget, and thanked everyone for their hard work.
“I just think we need to pat the principals and teachers on the back because what we started with and what we have now are different. There’s a big difference,” said board member Anne Miller.
next year’s celebration is expected to surpass this year’s.
Tamala Mannie, 15, was crowned Juneteenth Senior Queen. Mannie dedicated her winning the crown to her late aunt.
“I am very proud and I won it in honor of my Aunt Ella Wilson,” Mannie said. “She died in February and was really into black heritage.”
For her talent show routine, Mannie danced with her best friend, Hariet
May. May is used to dancing since she is a member of the New Braunfels High School Monoceras dance team.
Mannie will be a sophomore at NBHS this fall.
Mannie and her fellow contestants raised more than $5,000 for the Black Heritage Society of Comal County.
Other court contestants were Shauna Sargent, Senior Princess; Tiffany Green, Junior Queen; and Katasa Carson, Junior Princess.For subscription or advertising information, call the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.