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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Babe Ruth Baseball League attempting reorganization - S COUNTDOWN! ■ WfflVi 362 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995 New Braunfels Herald sb"0 . ?^V £ '< * £ A^'N    ' '>» ^ % 12 Pages in one section ■ Thursday, March 24,1994 Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of GABRIELA VELEZ I Vol. 142, No. 94 Obituaries............................ 2 Weather/water/pollen count ..... 3 Opinion................................. 4 Stammtisch........................... 6 Livestock Show results 8 The Marketplace................... .....9-12 Stammtisch. Inside Birthday wishes from tho Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following )iithday wishes to; Gabriela Velez, Mike Timmermann, Cal-lye Johnson, Esther Molina, Gaye Hurley, Ann Alexander, Elmer Gumper, Terri Hodges, James Keptey, Josef a Mannix, Betty Loa Rushing, Bill Turk, Kermit Wosnig Lake Dunlap group to host garage sale A large garage sale will be held at Southbank subdivision clubhouse on Saturday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to benefit residents of Lake Dunlap in their fight against hydrilla plant problems. Residents planning to participate in the sale should have their items for sell at the clubhouse on Friday, March 25 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. so that those items can be priced. Residents can also help by purchasing a "Preserve Lake Dunlap Donation Flag." Those who buy and fly a flag at your lake front during the first two weeks of May will be assured that up to IOO feet of riverfront along your property will be sprayed. The flags are $50 for Bronze Patron, $100 for Silver Patron, and $250 for Gold Patron. Additional fond raising events will be held soon. Gnwiw Crossing to play sonlor conter The Comal County Senior Citizen Center will have the "Gruene Crossing" band to play for their Sunday afternoon dance on March 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The snack bar will be open to provide ice, soda. The public is invited. Brierty to speak to NB Conservation Society The New Braunfels Conservation Society's general meeting will be held on Thursday, March 24, in the Forke Store at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Tim Brierty will speak to the group about McKenna Memorial Hospital's 40th Anniversary The public is welcome. Today’s weather Tonight, mostly cloudy and mild. Low in the lower 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph by midnight. Friday, mostly cloudy and continued mild. High in the low 80s. East to southeast wind 10 to 20 mph. Pollen Count Piovtdad by Rank C. Hampel. M O. Oak    heavy 8,032 Molds    moderate 810 Elm    light 90 Muttony    heavy 7,012 Hackberry    light 204 Water Watch Comal River    375 (same) Edwards Aquifer 626.74 (down OI) Staauntlsch (The New Bratu^els Herald-Zeitung invites its nadirs to submit turns to Stammtisch. According lo tbs Sophisnburg Archives and members of the German community, ",Slammtisch “ represents a sitting place for members af the community to gather and share the day’s happenings. We invtU you to share with ta.) The winning numbers Lotto Texas 8-13 27-29 38-47 S3 mifion jackpot Giant golf? r-TEXflS-r. LOTTERY Hmtkf-ZMuag photo by JOHN HUSETH The National Weather Service continued their Installation of a Doppler Radar system at the New Braunfels Airport The Doppler Radar, which Indicates high winds as wall as precipitation, will replace a radar system In Hondo. Doppler Radar dome installed at airport By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The National Weather Service Doppler Radar station is one step closer to completion after the radar dome was hoisted on to the tower Wednesday morning. The tower, which will house a Doppler radar, is located at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport According to Area Manager Al Dreumont, the site is now ready to accept equipment which will set the entire operation in motion. The equipment is expected to begin being delivered by April 5. Dreumont said there is no completion date set at this time. He said it should take between six to seven weeks to install and test the new equipment. He said both hardware and software must be tested. The plans for the project began in the mid 1980s. Construction began in April of 1993. Officials officially accepted the building from the contractor Wednesday. Dreumont said the staff plans to move to the new location April 6 through April 8. The office is being moved from San Antonio. A small office will remain at the San Antonio International Airport for observation purposes By 1996, the National Weather Service is expected to close three more of its offices in Austin, Del Rio and Hondo. “The New Braunfels location will be a major forecast station for this state," said Dreumont. The New Braunfels location was chosen because it was in a good area to get maximum coverage, according to Dreumont. “It is between Austin and San Antonio and is the best place to get coverage for the metropolitan area and the Air Force bases," he said. The Doppler radar will be available for use by television stations and others who are in need of the service. Texas Legislative Conference begins today at civic center Kelleher to receive Texan of the Year award From staff reports Texas Competing in the Global Economy will be the major thrust of the 28th Annual Texas Legislative Conference which will begin today and continue through Friday in New Braunfels. Herb Kelleher, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, will receive the Texan of the Year Award at a reception this evening at the New Braunfels Civic Center. At 8:30 a.m. Friday, Kelleher will be the opening speaker and Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock will address the conference at the noon luncheon. Kelleher will discuss government regulation on U.S. business, according to Max Sherman, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin and chairman of the Conference Advisory Committee. Other speakers on the program addressing the opportunities for Texas in the Global Economy include Don Newquist, chairman, U.S. International Trade Commission; Dave Osborn, director of international operations, Southwestern Bell Corporation; Bob Krueger, former ambassador at large to Mexico; Tom Stell-man, director, international business development, Texas Department of Commerce; and Saadat Syal, vice president, international marketing, Greater Houston Partnership. Topics that will be address include The State Legislative Role in the Global Economy, Doing Business in Mexico, Expectations for Texas and Beyond NAFTA, according to Sherman. Question and answer sessions will be included throughout the conference Friday morning. Texan of the Year 1993 Barbara Jordan 1992 Robert S. rauss 1991 E. (Kike) de la ana 1990 Barbara Bush 1989 William P. lobby 1968 Phil Gramm 1967 James A. Baker, 1986 John Traeger 1985 John Tower 1964 John Ben Sheppard 1963 Lloyd Bent sen 1962 George Bush 1961 Anne Armstrong 1960 Abner McCall 1979 John B. ConriaHy Herb Kellehar, 1994 recipient ■ 1978 George H. Mahon ■ 1977 Dolph Briscoe ■ 1976 Lady Bird Johnson ■ 1975 Leon Jaworski ■ 1974 Robert W. Calvert “We anticipate attendance from about 450 people from around the state. It obviously is a timely subject attracting a great deal of interest," said Bill Cone, Arrangements Committee Chairman. Cone also noted that the conference was open to the public and registration information can be obtained from the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, which is one of the sponsors. ^ Co-sponsors of the event include Bank of America Texas, Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co-op Inc. and Southwestern Bdl Telephone. Canyon Lake Water Supply deal allows users ownership, control By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer The Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation (CLWSC) closed a deal on the purchase of six water systems today. The purchase will allow users of the systems to, in effect, own their own systems and control use as members of the corporation. The CLWSC will buy the water systems which include everything from the pumps to the lines, from current owners which include: Riverside Water (Owner J.D. Merrcll), Triple Peak Ranch (James T. Pinkston), W & W Water Co. Inc. (David Wallace), General Utilities and C.L. Utilities (Al Jones and Richard Miller) and Northlake Estates (Jack Sommers). Co-Bank, a rural American cooperative bank out of Englewood, Colo. (near Denver) financed the purchase. T.G. 'Tinker" McK-night, Vice-Chairman of the CLWSC, said the loan package of $4.5 million also includes fonds for the repairs and maintenance of the systems. Users will become owners of the systems through their membership in CLWSC which includes over 3,500 meters. “Once the system is purchased by the corporation, the systems are owned by their customers who have the opportunity to operate their own systems and control use," said McK-night. The non-profit corporation hopes to build a surface water treatment plant and sewage treatment facility at the lake sometime in the future. Impending items include a county water study into the water-deprived western portions of the county. McKnight said funding from the Texas Water Development Board for the study and other projects is dependent on the CLWSC becoming a working ownership by system users, which today's closing allows. The dosing was expected to take place today at 9 a. rn. River law enforcement to be discussed tonight By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Law enforcement efforts on the Guadalupe River this tourist season should be equal to those of last year, according to New Braunfels and Comal County officials. A group of panelists will be meeting tonight at the Friends For Rivers meeting to discuss this year’s plans to control activities on the Guadalupe River. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Herb Schneider Room of the Victoria Bank and Trust building. Panelists will include Comal County Judge Carter Casteel, Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer, New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen and a representative from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Casteel, Bremer and Headen all said they expect this season’s efforts will mirror those of last year. “I think we are going to see much of the same," said Casted. “We will see people (officers) who have done this once before. They will be familiar with it and have a better idea of where they need to be.” "I don't see us doing anything different than last year," said Headen. “We will be letting people know about the presence of officers on the river and the potential of more officers on the river. That is a big deterrent." Headen said his department’s efforts will center on getting rid of troublemakers. “We're not out there to cause anyone enjoying themselves any trouble. We just want to provide a decent environment for people to enjoy the river," he said. “We got the message well on its way last year, and we will do it again this year," said Headen. “The word could get around quickly, if outfitters would simply tell people when they rent a raft that we (officers) are all working the rivers,” said Headen. Bremer agreed that the message is getting out and said he hopes to see a difference on the river alter the first month of summer. “We made a statement last year. Some people will try to see if we really meant it. Once they are convinced we are serious about having people respect the private property of the citizens of Comal County, we hope they will conduct themselves as they would at home." “This year will reinforce our message. I believe in 30 days after the season starts we will see the fruits of our labor and next year will be a matter of maintenance," said Bremer. All council races contested By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Seven people have filed to mn for a seat on the New Braunfels City Council. The May 7 election will decide three seats. Two people filed Wednesday before the 5 p m. deadline, leaving each race contested Three people arc running for the seat for city council person at-large, including local businessman Bill Big-gadike, attorney Tim Walker and resident Jim Mooney, who is retired. Running for the seat for District 4 city council member is incumbent Paul Fraser, who is retired from the U S. Marine Corps, and Gary Kahlig, who is the president and general manager of Bluebonnet Motor Company in New Braunfels. Local attorney Brenda Freeman is running for the seat of District 3 council member. She is opposed by businessman Jim Bicdcrmann, who is now semi-retired.Who is Comal County’s Citizen of the Year? See Sunday’s Herald-Zeitung! ;