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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAYSpurs organization shows disregard for its fans. See Page 8 so CENTS Inside Obituaries........................... .............2 Editorial............................... .............4 Comics................................ .............6 Sports.................................. .............8 Marketplace....................... ..... 9-12 | Stci in nit isc Ii Birthday wishes from tho Herald-Zeitung! The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Justin Alvarez and April Cavaliero. Happy belated birthday to Chris Cavaliero and happy anniversary to Emil and Alzada Helmcamp (55 years.) Adobe Verde helps the Cancer Society You can help fight cancer in Comal County just by going out to eat this weekend. Adobe Verde is supporting the local unit of the American Cancer Society by donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales May 5, 6, and 7. The donation from Adobe Verde is part of fund-raising efforts promoting the third annual ACS Starlight Gala, to be held June 16 at the Civic Center. Funds raised through the event benefit local programs. For information about the Gala, call 629-3338. For local ACS information, call 629-5717. Adobe Verde is located on Hunter Road in Gruene and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 9 p.m. Sunday. Smithson Valley Choir to perform Smithson Valley High School Choir will perform Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the SVHS Commons. Public and parents are welcome. They will perform songs from their award-winning performances. CMS Eighth Grade Awards Banquet set The Canyon Middle School Eighth Grade Awards Banquet will be held at 7 p.m. May 16 at the Canyon Middle School Commons' Blood Drive benefit for Virginia Eureste The blood drive set for May 7 at the animal shelter on Kuel-er Ave. has been changed. It will now be held, Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Holy Family Recreation Hall, 245 S. Hidalgo Avenue, 625-0005, across from the Lone Star School. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group to meet The Chonic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the Dittlinger Library meeting room. There will be a video, speaker and literature. Call 560-2200, ask for Becky. Th$ group will also meet at the Seguin Library at 6:30 p.m. May 11. Correction An article in the Wednesday Herald-Zeitung contained incorrect information. The Ballet Folklorica Infanta, performing under the direction of Janie Gonzales will perform at the CIMA Fiesta on Saturday, May 12. Saturday election to decide on formation of water district By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Many county voters Saturday will have a chance to finally cast their vote in the ongoing issue of the Comal County Underground Water Conservation District. Although the name states “Comal County,” the county has no authority in the matter. But Commissioners Court does endorse the creation of the district, which would cover roughly 64 percent of the county. Generally, the district could assume responsibilities such as regulating spacing between wells and identifying pollution sources to help avoid More election coverage on Page 3. contamination of water, they could regulate pumping and help clear brush to conserve water and could develop alternative water sources, all under full powers of Ch. 52 in the Texas Water Code. To finance this, the district could impose up to a .05 cent tax per $100 property valuation. It intends to open with a .02 cent tax. A house valued at $65,660 for example, would produce $13.13. Initial budget is estimated at $ 190,567 for purposes stated above. Cameron Wiley, who first began organizing a petition for creation several years ago, said sev eral items would be of major concern initially. “We have to find a general manager, someone who is going to be a go-getter, someone who really understands the problem and can get things done,” said Wiley, who also included building a laboratory to test water quality as another step, something he claims the Texas Water Development Board would fund by 80 percent. While few argue there is a concern for future water resources in the proposed district’s area, others disagree with the creation on different points. In a letter to the Canyon Lake Times-Guardian, John Houchins who represents the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation, says the CL.WSC can better supply water to the region. “The answer to getting the water from where it is to where it is needed is certainly not the creation of another government entity like the Comal County Underground Water District with its power to tax,” he wrote. Two lake residents, Wallace M. Green and Lois Duggan, filed suit in district court against Wiley challenging the legality of procedures prior to the election. Others question whether one area should have to sacrifice to bring water to another. Still, Wiley with all the controversy, said the experience through the long process has been worth it. “I hope people don’t sacrifice long-term goals for short-term gain," he said. Daycare center reopens The New Braunfels Child Development Center reopened Wednesday. The daycare center, located on Comal Avenue, closed April 14. Parents and workers were given just two days’ notice when the center closed. The new owner is Lenora Kennemer, said an employee at the center. Kennemer was out of town and unavailable for comment. The employee said all staff mem bers who worked at the center before it closed have returned. She added that most of the 138 children have also returned. The center will give old customers until next week to bring their children back before opening registration to the general public she said. The daycare center has taken over four of the five buildings used by the New Braunfels Child Development Center before it closed. Trooper rolls Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels resident Melanie Ambs was driving on the southbound exit ramp from Interstate 35 yesterday at about 10 a.m. when her Isuzu Trooper rolled over. It took several minutes for emergency workers to get Ambs out of the vehicle, but when she did get out, she was uninjured and did not need to go to the hospital. The winning numbers New Braunfels The Lands Park train 12 Pages in one section ■ Thursday, May 4,1995 Herald-Zeitu  "OI* 10/22/99 !*;£e!tvmicRopublishinb fc. VANDELL DR ‘ Serving Comal County for more than 143 years ■ Home of AMY KATHERINE RAMBO Vol. 143, No. 124 Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Video shoot Arista Records recording aitis Brett James jumps from a dirty old truck while shooting a scene for his new music video. The country singer used Henne Hardware, the barbershop next to the Brauntex Theater, Ortiz's Bar and some other downtown locations in the shoot yesterday. School employee convicted of drug charge By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer David Gonzales was convicted of delivery of from one-fourth ounce to five pounds of marijuana in distnct court yesterday. He was found guilty by a jury. Judge Carl Anderson, a visiting judge from Waco, presided in the trial. Gonzales was convicted of the same charges for which he was arrested in January of this year. The Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force targeted him and five others in Gonzales was arrested at Canyon High School the Jan. 6 multiple arrest. Gonzales is the first of the six to be tried and convicted. He was a teaching assistant at Canyon High School at the time of his arrest. The judge and jury handed down a dual sentence, District Attorney William Reimer said. Gonzales was sentenced to five years probation with the following conditions: two years in prison and a $500 fine imposed by the jury, 60 days “shock tune" in state prison, 160 hours community service and restitution payment, Reimer said. He received close to the maximum sentence possible under the law, Reimer said. According to a law enacted Sept. 1994, since this is his first felony conviction, Gonzales can only be sentenced to probation. Anderson and the jury can and did impose conditions on that probation. Lotto Toxas 4,12, 14, 21, 49,50 $40 million jackpot Figures show strong growth in county By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer For those one or two people in Comal County who don’t believe this county and the city of New Braunfels are growing, there are more numbers to support the notion that the county is indeed continuing its dramatic growth cycle. Various economic indicators from the first three months of 1995 show increases in almost every category over the first three months of last year according to a list compiled by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. County building permits, including single family, multifamily, commercial-type buildings and other structures rose 17.5 percent over last year, 208 compared to 177 from January through March of 1994. Value of those structures rose about 22% from $14.4 million to $17.6 million. In New Braunfels, building permits went from 296 in Jan.-March last year to 416 this year, a 40 percent jump, and the value of those properties increased 84.3% to $11.7 million, up from $6.3 million. Much of that came from commercial buildings which rose from 3 to 19 with value increases from $458,500 to $4.03 million, a 779% increase. In a four-month reporting period, city sales tax revenue rose 7.9% over last year from $ 1.06 million to about $1.15 million. The unemployment rate is 3.6%, which falls under the state average of 5.5%. .-TEXAS- LOTTERY Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Striking rn pose Tejano star Emilio Navaira was at Gruene Hall yesterday, for a photo shoot for a Miller Ute billboard campaign. He also shot the cover for his upcoming album, Honky-Tonk Heat.' The new album promises more of a country sound. He performs at Sea World Saturday.David Rockefeller takes over the world, and other conspiracies    .    Page    4 ;