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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Solemn service Members of different area churches gather at the Main Plaza Thursday evening to participate in a National Prayer Day service. The service wrapped up before rains hit the area. AMANDA BECK/Heratd-Zeitung Inside Abby......................... .......5A Classifieds................... ...4-10B Comics....................... ........3B Crossword.................. ........5A Forum......................... ........6A Local/Metro................ .......4A Movies.......................... ........5A Obituaries................... ........3A Sports........................ ...1-2B Today......................... .......2A Television......................... .........3B Key Code 76 Stylists cutting locks for love By Christina Minor Staff Writer    # When Kathy Long, hair stylist at Canyon Lake Hair Design, decided to let her hair grow long she didn’t realize it would benefit children. About a year ago, Long became involved in the Locks of Love program that provides hair prosthetics to children ages 18 and younger who have developed long-term medical hair loss. “A client told me about the program, so I decided to cut mine and donate it to the program,” Long said. “It took me about four years to grow it. I was a little nervous to get it cut off, but I knew it was going for a good cause.” When customers with long hair visit the hair salon, Long tells them about the program. “My main goal is to get the word out,” she said. “I want people to know cancer is so widespread in our country, and even if you can’t donate blood, you can donate hair because it will always grow back.” Although Long already received hair donations from IO customers, including 36-year-old Marchel Howell of Canyon Lake, who donated three 9-inch long ponytails to the program, she is having a Locks of Love fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the shop, 7695 Farm-to-Mar- See HAIR/3A >AV New BdstinljFELf Water Restrictions ■ Landscape watering is allowed from midnight to 10 a.m. and from 8 p.m. to midnight one day per week. Addresses with a last digit ' “ '9 can water today. Herald-ZehohJG GBRA: Tray for rain’Vol, 149 No. 120    24    pages    in    2    sections    May    5,    2000    jp    ^erv*ng    ^oma*    County    since    1852    50    cents K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Water Oriented Recreation District manager George Cushanick hands out drought information to outfitters and local residents. By Erin Magruder Staff Writer SATTLER —Water will flow down the Guadalupe River when thousands of tourists flock to New Braunfels for Memorial Day weekend — but exactly how much is entirely in the hands of Mother Nature, Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority General Manager Bill West said Thursday. A collective “pray for rain” was uttered by attendees at the end of a public meeting between GBRA and the Water Oriented Recreation District at Tye Preston Memorial Library, 1321 Farm-to-Market Road 2673. The parties met to discuss the impact a GBRA drought provision — which was implemented Sunday and reduced flows from Canyon Lake — would have on the recreational industry this summer. West told a crowd of about 20 local outfitters, concerned residents and county officials to prepare for a long, hot, dry summer. “Both from a groundwater and surface water standpoint, (Canyon) Reservoir is not in good shape,” West said. Inflows to the lake have been declining sharply, and although the recent rainfall raised the lake level slightly, the much-needed precipitation probably only would serve as a mild reprieve from the drought, See GBRA/3A K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority general manager Bill West explains the impact the lack of rainfall will have on summer recreation. ‘Boerne Wall’ upheld — again By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Comal County leaders are celebrating a Kerr County judge’s decision to uphold the legality of the “Boerne Wall.” The ruling effectively blocks San Antonio from extending its extra-territorial jurisdiction northward into Kendall and Comal counties. Judge Stephen B. Ables of the 216th Judicial District in Kerrville ruled Tuesday for the third time that the “Boerne Wall” should stand. Ables ruled that Boerne had sole authority and jurisdictional control over the roughly 25,000-acre area that San Antonio has disputed since 1987. Ables also ruled San Antonio must pay $ 100,000 in attorney’s fees and court costs incurred by Boerne to date. America’s 10th largest city also must pony up $15,000 in additional legal fees for its tiny neighbor in the event it appeals the ruling. “We prevailed in the case all across the board,” Boerne attorney Randy Richards said. “We’re very pleased the court saw the validity of Boeme’s claims. I feel very good about our case on appeal.” In Comal County, Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton and Commissioner Jay Mil-likin were watching the Boerne situation and its implications with great interest. “Comal Commissioner’s Court owes the City of Boerne a big ‘thank you’ for its substantial amount of time and financial effort in supporting this issue,” Mil-likin said. “This ruling effectively blocks San Antonio because Boeme’s ETJ now matches up with the western edge of Bulverde. “Comal County Commissioner’s Court is intent on preserving the Hill Country and its environment for Comal County and its residents and not for cities or other entities outside oui* county. I’m optimistic an appeals court will support Judge Ables’ decision.” Barton said, “This is great. We’re very pleased that the court has ruled in favor of Boerne because that means our western flank is protected from encroachment. We greatly appreciate Boeme’s willingness to continue that fight.” An appeal by San Antonio to the Texas 4th District Court of Appeals in Bexar County is expected, but attempts to reach San Antonio Mayor Howard Peak, City Attorney Frank Garza or officials in the city’s planning department were unsuccessful Thursday. All were reported by their staffs to be attending a city council meeting. Ables heard on March 28 from both San Antonio and Boerne on a question raised about whether Kendall and Comal county commissioners had authority to offer county roadways for inclusion in the Boerne ETJ in 1987. See BOERNE/3A Voters going to the polls Cash stolen from Tetco Mobil station’s safe and ATM By Erin Magruder Staff Writer A large amount of cash was stolen from the Tetco Mobil station, 1815 W. Texas 46, late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning after someone pried their way into the empty store and broke into a safe and an automatic teller machine. The burglary took place sometime between 11:45 p.m. and 5:55 a.m. after store employees had gone home for the night and before business hours Thursday, said New Braunfels Police Department Lt. Mike Rust. “Someone gained entry through the rear door of the store,” Rust said. “They disarmed the alarm system and damaged some of the security cameras.” The exact amount of cash taken from the store was undetermined as of press time Thursday. The Tetco Mobil store manager called NBPD to report the burglary shortly before the station’s scheduled 6 a.m. opening, and several NBPD patrol offi cers responded to the call, Rust said. Damage to the Tetco store was confined to the safe and ATM machine, and no other items were reported missing from the store, Rust said. Detectives said it was too soon to determine; whether more than one person burglarized the store. The Tetco store and Mobil station reopened for business by noon Thursday. So far, no witnesses to the burglary have come forward, Rust said. Detectives are asking residents who might have dri ven by the Tetco Mobil station during the burglary and saw something suspicious or who might know something about the crime to contact Rust at 608-2185. Residents also can call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS or toll free at 1-800-640-8422. Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of the person(s) responsible for the burglary. All callers to Crime Stoppers will remain anonymous. From Staff Reports Voters in Comal County will head to the polls Saturday to vote on a seven-proposition $32.72 million bond election and elect representatives to seats on two city councils and a local school board. New Braunfels residents will decide Saturday whether to support seven propositions that could, among other things, fund street and drainage projects, build recreational Voting Guide/Inside    facilities and widen Walnut Avenue. Residents in Districts 3 and 4 also will elect new representatives to council. In District 3, the candidates are Debbie Flume, Gale O’Hara Pospisil and Don Talley. In District 4, the candidates are Robert Kendrick, . Dave Pryor and Mary Cameron Wall. Comal Independent School District patrons in District 5, which covers the Bulverde area, will elect a representative to a three-year term on the board of trustees. Candidates are incumbent Lester W. Jonas, Carl Der-ald LaRue and Rose Cervin. Bulverde residents will elect five representatives to fill open at-large seats on Bulverde City Council. There are eight candidates seeking office, including incumbents Warren Alston, Rick Gravens and Bill Kraw-ietz and opponents Bill Cole, Beverlee Lemes, Michael Sorbera, Richard Parker and Paul Ross. Bulverde Mayor Bob Barton is running unopposed for re-election. Voters who live in what once was the City of Bulverde Northwest also will vote in a city incorporation election Saturday. The area, which encompasses Texas 46 from roughly Blanco Road to Sun Valley Drive, was incorporated in the May election this past year. The incorporation was dissolved a few months later in an out-of-court settlement with Ingram Readymix, which now has a plant in the area. Terms of the agreement did not prohibit reincorporating. 'Sr ' to * ■ ; ;