New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 1, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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• If your address ends in 1,3,5,7 or 9, irrigation days are Tuesday and Friday. - ' Sf^f ■_
• Hand watering and dr« irrigation allowed any time.
• Vehicles may be wished et home on assigned days and times using a handheld hose with automatic shut-off nozzle or 5-gallon bucket Wash at a commercial facility any time. Vehicle-wash fundraisers «towed, but only at commercial car washes.
• Outdoor water features sre prohibited
NBU: Stage II limits near
Aquifer dropping rapidly; without significant rainfall, more water restrictions on way
From staff reports
The Edwards Aquifer continues to decline and it could be just a matter of weeks or even days before New Braunfels Utilities water customers are faced with Stage II watering restrictions.
■ RELATED: Rainwater harvesting slowly growing in popularity in and around Comal County. LIFE, 1C
“The aquifer has been dropping rapidly in the past week and unless a significant rain event occurs, it is expected to continue to decline to the 650
foot trigger level for Stage II watering restrictions,” NBU communications manager Gretchen Reuwer said.
“If Stage II watering restrictions go into place, the use of water for non-essential purposes becomes even more limited than the current
requirements. NBU water customers need to be aware of how that use will change and make sure they are complying with the requirements."
During Stage II restrictions, landscape watering using a
See WATER, Page 10A■ Preview of school board races in New Braunfels, Comal County
SEE PAGES 6A-7A■ Features on New Braunfels City Council District 5 candidates
SEE PAGES 7A-8A■ Question-and-answer sessions with all candidates for local offices
SEE PAGES 6A-9A
Meet the next mayor
► KILLER TORNADOESVolunteers help victims in die SouthAt least 341 reported dead in 7 states — 249 in Ala.
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PRATT CITY, Ala. — Whether it’s refilling blood-pressure medicine or patrolling neighborhoods in a grocery-filled pickup truck, tornado victims in splintered Southern towns say volunteers are ensuring they’re well-fed and warm at night.
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groups aggressively tended to those who needed it most, clearing away wreckage and handing out food and water. Wednesday s tornadoes marked the second-deadliest day of twisters in U.S. history, leaving 341 people dead across seven states — including 249 in Alabama. Thousands were hurt, and hundreds of homes and businesses have vanished into rubble.
Federal Emergency Management Agency workers handed out information to people in shelters about how to
See STORMS, Page 10A
Jason Dias, candidate for New Braunfels mayor
Jason Dias wants to bring new voice, tech upgrades
By Greg Bowen
Mayoral candidate Jason Dias wants to add the voice of the newcomer to city government.
He’d like to bring technical innovations to City Hall as well.
Dias, 43, is a seven-year resident of New Braunfels who grew up in Northeast San Antonio, and now operates a small social-media consulting company from his home just north of County Line Road.
His campaign slogan is “Tradi-
tion and Innovation Working Together.”
“I want to bring a new voice and generation into city politics to work with the established long-time residents to continue making New Braunfels a city where people want to live and where people want to visit,” said Dias, a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
“Together we can be a city where traditions like faith and family work in harmony with
See DIAS, Page 10A
Gale Pospisil, candidate for New Braunfels mayor
Gale Pospisil touts her prior council experience
By Greg Bowen
Gale Pospisil, New Braunfels’ former mayor pro tern, has been going door to door and event to event to get her message out about her candidacy for mayor.
“I believe I have the experience, knowledge and commitment needed to serve the citizens of New Braunfels as mayor,” said Pospisil, a retired real estate appraiser.
Pospisil has lived in New Braun-
fels since she and her husband, Vladimir, owners of Pospisil Appraisal Service, were married in 1983
While on New Braunfels City Council from 2003 to 2009, Pospisil served three years as mayor pro tern and was a member of the council's Development Code Steering Committee, Roadway Impact Fee Committee, and Civic/Convention Center Design/ Build Committee.
See POSPISIL, Page 10AINSIDE TODAY'S FORUM: NEW BRAUNFELS HERALD-ZEITUNG ENDORSEMENTS 4A
DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS
■ AMERICAN RED CROSS: To support relief efforts, donations can be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Visit Red Cross's website, www.redcross.org, or call (800) RED CROSS to make a donation. Checks can be sent to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013.
■ SALVATION ARMY: The Salvation Army's Alabama-Louisiana-Mississippi (ALM)
Division has mobilized 10 feeding units and a communications unit in the hardest hit cities and states.
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