New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Pages in two sections ■ Friday, June 23,
1995 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of ISREAL LARA
Vol. 143, No. 160
Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to.Isreal Lara, Helen Busch, Cindy Cantu Ryley, Mary Alice Martinez, Candice Lehr (18 years), Jeanne C. Juarez, and Lydia Ann Hernandez (12 years). Happy anniversary to Pat Hernandez and to David land Christina Camareno.
of politicking at Boys’ State to get there, Garza said.
“It’s based exactly on the form for the state government,”
Garza said. Boys seek signatures to be on a primary ballot. They’re put in mock cities and Qarza mock political
parties, he said. They must campaign and progress from city to county to the state level in the space of a week.
Garza became the chairman of his party at Boys’ State. “He got his party’s candidate elected governor," Helmke said. “I wasn’t governor but I was in charge of my political party, so I got to meet Governor Bush,” Garza said.
“It’s a long process and it’s pretty strenuous,” Garza said. “What the regular politicians have a month to do we have to do in a matter of days.”
Sheriff finds a way to save $20,000 on new cars
By DENISE DZIUK
The Comal County ShenfTs office is looking for ways to save the taxpayers money and they believe they have a way to do just that. Now all they need is the County Commissioners’ approval.
Each year the sherifFs office purchases new patrol cars and retires old ones. Each car is on a four-year cycle. It is used by a patrol officer for three years and a reserve officer for one year. The car is then retired, stripped, and sold, said Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz.
This year, the price of the Ford cars has increased to almost $18,(HK) per car. In the past, the manufacturer has offered a bid concession and lowered the pnce some However, this year, no concession is expected, said I loherz.
The Cooperative Purchasing Newsletter, published by the Houston-Galveston Area of Governments, says that with General Motors’ announcement to discontinue the rear wheel drive Chevrolet Capnce Classic, the Ford Crown Victoria will be the only full size, rear wheel dove law enforcement vehicle generally available, beginning with the 1996 year model. This leaves little pnce companson to be
However, the county may not be forced to pay the higher prices this year. Orange Ford/Lincoln/Mercury currently has around 1,000 1995 Fords on the lot, and has agreed to sell them to the county at approximately the same price they paid last year. The Shenffs Department plans to purchase IO cars and would save $20,000 by purchasing them from Orange, said Hoherz.
"We would be saving $20,000 in taxpayers’ money and I’m all for saving money,” he said. “We don’t care if it’s a ‘95 or ‘96. We’ll still get the same amount of miles out of it.”
Other than the year model, the only difference between purchasing them now from Orange or later from Ford would be that the Sheriff’s Department would have to take possession of them about six months earlier than they would otherwise.The decision whether or not to begin accepting bids for the cars will be placed on a future agenda
"Hays County initiated this type of purchase and found it very advantageous. I think it will be advantageous for us too,” said Hoherz.
In other court business, the court almost considered rescinding the authorization to hire the computer
trainer/analyst for Computer Services. Judge Casteel, who asked that this be placed on the agenda, said she received memos which made her question the court’s decision. However, she met with department heads and representatives and found that the need was present and the departments wanted the individual. However, she said “there was a little heartburn over the price."
Casteel said she inquired about the cost to have a trainer present twice a week and found it was $30,000. “So, me being the mathematician I am said if I can buy someone for five days a week for $35,000, why would I want
River and aquifer Information
Comal River — 299 cubic feet per second, down 9 from yesterday. Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon monitoring well — 625.83 feet, down JD6
Guadalupe River — 692 cfs
Christoph Brauna reunion Juno 25
The Christoph Braune family reunion will be held at 1 p.m. June 25 at the Albert Kypfer Hermann Sons Lodge in Clear Springs. For information, call 303-2422.
Rummage sale needs donations
The New Braunfels Historic Museums Association annual rummage sale will be August C at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Donations of clothing, furniture, kitchen appliances, kitchen gadgets, glassware, antiques and collectibles, dec orations, etc. are now being accepted on Tuesdays at Con servation Plaza, 1300 Church Hill Drive.
For information, or to have items picked up, call 629-2943
Lutheran issues fund drive challenge
The Lutheran Brotherhood’s Cedar Branch #8886 is organizing a fund drive for the Sinor family to help defray catastrophic medical costs incurred when he had to undergo emergency kidney surgery
During the drive, the zation will match the first $1,000 raised on a two-dollar-for-one basis.
Donations will be acceptee through July 1.
Checks may be made payable to Lutheran Brotherhood Cedar Branch #8886 and mailed to Lutheran Brotherhood, P.O. Box 310368, Ne Braunfels, TX 78131-0368.
State agrees to study carp for hydrilla problem
Kelly Garza picked to go to Boys9 Nation
Rod Cross offers Water Safety Instructor course
An American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course will be held June 24 to July 22. Precourse session is June 24 from 9 a m. to noon. Regular sessions run from June 26 to July 22. The class will meet at the Texas Lutheran Pool at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin.
The cost of the course, including books, is $135. For information, call the Red Cross office at 606-1999.
Hermann Sons Lodge to moot
New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge #2 will meet for its tar meeting July 2 at 3 p.m. Meat will be furnished and members bring covered dishes.
merit was to open up public access ways and not individual areas.
“We had X amount of chemicals and we had a priority system. The top priority was to open up problem areas for boats,” said Reed.
There was also concern that people are treating the hydrilla on their own and could be contaminating the fish and water, because they have no training.
Debbie Magin, laboratory director for GBRA, said many people voiced concern over the water quality due to the treatments. She said she conducted a study last year which found no trace of chemicals in the water. This year, she conducted another study.
“We did not find any chemicals, even in samples taken immediately afier they applied the treatment to the area,” she said.
David Welsch, director of project development for GBRA said the goal of keeping the lakes accessible for the summer has been accomplished and now future treatments need to be addressed. Reed said there are currently biologists throughout the nation looking for alternative long-term treatments, including the use of plants, fish, and fungi.
One possible future solution is to stock the lakes with grass carp, which eat hydrilla. Dr. Earl Chilton, with the fisheries department of Texas Parks and Wildlife, said 25 radio tagged carp will be placed in each of the five lakes along the Guadalupe River. The radio tags should arrive from the vendor by July 21. The fish will be implanted with them and held for a few days to make certain they are okay. The fish will then be released into the lakes and tracked. The fish are expected to be released into the lakes by the end of July, he said.
Chilton said the test is to see if the fish will escape downstream during floods. Two flood periods will be required to consider the study complete.The study is expected to cost $81,000, he said.
“The 25 are not intended to solve the problem. lf it’s successful, though, we can apply for the permits to stock more," said Welsch
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Kelly Garza might run for president, Or maybe become chief justice of the Supreme Court — when he goes to Boys’ Nation July 21 to 29. Garza is one of only two young men in Texas to take part in the national equivalent of Boys’ State.
“Kelly is the first boy from New Braunfels to be selected,” lxon Helmke of American Legion Post 35 said. “Out of 982 boys at Boys’ State he was one of two.”
Boys’ State and Boys’ Nation are projects of the American Legion, Helmke said. The Optimists sponsored Garza’s trip to Boys’ State, he said. Garza’s way to Washington will be paid by the American Legion.
Garza will be a New Braunfels High School Senior next year. He is the son of Peter and Joannie Garza.
He went through a grueling week
lf Garza were elected president at Boys’ Nation, he would be able to meet the President of the United States, he said — so running for president isn’t out of the question. “I haven’t quite made up my mind yet, because the competition there is going to be unreal,” Garza said.
Whether or not Garza plans to enter the arena of professional politics, Boys’ State and Boys’ Nation will have served him well, Garza said. “It teaches you to be assertive, because there are I JKX) guys fighting for positions, and everybody’s qualified,” he said.
Boys’ State has sharpened Garza’s public speaking skills. “You’re forced to speak in front of large numbers of petiple,” he said. “I had to get up on the podium and speak in front of 1,000 people.”
“It makes you wake up and realize you’re going to have to work for what you want,” Garza said.
Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
New bank in town
First State Bank held its grand opening ribbon cutting at its location on the Plaza yesterday. Pictured above, city, county and bank officials do the honors at the ribbon cutting.
Dunlap, McQueeney among lakes to get test stocking of grass carp
By DENISE DZIUK
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Signs of summer
Crystal Paiz displays a watermelon. She was with her mother, sellina the fruit from the back of a pickup truck in the K-Mart parking lot yesterday. The melons were selling for $2.50 each.
The hydrilla treatment for lakes McQueeney and Dunlap was a success and the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority is almost ready to try the next possible solution. A pilot program of putting exotic carp that eat hydrilla into the lake will be tried, according to officials attending a meeting Thursday night.
The GBRA and Texas Parks and Wildlife treated the lakes for hydnlla, which is an aquatic plant with rapid growth patterns, at the end of May. Mike Reed, who oversaw the herbicide spraying for Texas Parks and Wildlife, said this year’s treatment was a success.
Thirty-four acres were treated on Lake Dunlap. Sixty-nine acres were treated last year. The smaller area treated was because the lake level was lower, which caused denser plant growth. This meant more herbicide was needed. Lake McQueeney had 25 acres treated. Several homeowners also hired a private applicator to treat their dock areas at the same time, said Reed.
He said the areas that were a problem or would soon be a problem for boat use in public areas were treated. Reed said a survey was conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife to determine exactly how successful the treatment was, and they found a 95 to (00 percent kill in all the locations.
“The guy doing the survey said it’s probably the best kill he’s ever seen," said Reed.
However, a misconception among some homeowners left them feeling like they were neglected dunng the treatment. Many people thought that since they contributed to funds paying for the treatment, they would get their areas treated. However, the goal of the treat-For subscription or advertising information, caff the Herald-Zeitung at 625-9144.