New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 6, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
Local residents take part in National Day of Prayer - See Church Life, P.6
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16 Pages in one section ■ Friday, May 6,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of AUY GRACE
Vol. 142, No. 126
Birthday wides from th* HarakUattungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Amy Grace, Brittany Jackson (Happy 8th!), Ernest Braman, Jnan Cantu, Geneva Betty, Jr., Ladle Fester-man, Grace FOrshage, Jimmy Rbeinlaender, BID Rightmire, Lucille Wells.
Canyon Lake Art Guild
The Canyon Lake Ait Guild is sponsoring a Fine Aits A Crafts Show on May 21 from IO un. to 5 pjn.
The show will take place at the Bradley building on FM 2673 across from the postoffice in Settler.
Booths are $20. For more infbrma-tion, call Bunny at (210) 964-3001
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Boy Scout Troop 163 will be hosting a free car wash (donation! accepted)* Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday, May 7 from IO ajn.to3pjn.
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The New Braunfels Uoneii Club will meet on May 9 at ll am. at he home of Alkyne Obis, 1384 Sleepy Hollow. Members are reminded lo bring an item for a silent auction.
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saturday lotto jackpot worth SM million
(AP) - No tickets correctly matched att six numbers drawn Wednesday night for the twice-weekly Lotto Texas game, state lottery officials said.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night from a field of 50 were: 5,23, 24.26,34,47.
There were 151 tickets told with five of the six numbers, with each ticket worth $ 1,941. There were 8,918 tickets with four of six num-ben, with each winning $119. And there were 184,861 tickets sold with three of six numbers, with each worth at automatic $3.
Lottery officials estimaie the jackpot for Saturday night’s gone will be $25 million.
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The 6th Annual Senior Sendoff, a malarian gift to all 1994 graduating high school seniors in Comal County, will once again feature a mini-seminar byTexas business legend Walter Hailey of Hunt, Texas.
Mr. Hailey, noted busmen leader md founder of Planned trinketing Associates, will present* abbreviated motivational seminar on Monday, May 9 at the New Braunfels Civic Center, the program is intended to briefly introduce some of the networking skills that are considered to be critical in the development of successful business relationships and career growth.
This graduation gift from fee New Braunfels Breakfast Lions Chib is the only one of it's kind in America and it is presented to fee graduating anion of Comal County aa a gesture o support and beat wishes for personal achievement ai contributing adults in our community.
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Apartment development coming to NB
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
City, county and chamber of commerce officials were on hagrf Wednesday to witness the announcement of a new apartment complex that will be buDt in New Braunfels.
Representatives of Schuparra Properties Corporation andPiode90olnc. in San Antonio announced their plans to build a 164-unit complex on 9.88 acres. The complex will be located beside the Guadalupe River, west of Interstate Highway 35 and one block south of the Mill Store Outlet Mall along Highway 81.
"We hive been working on the place since November. b's been a pleasure to get the opportunity to work here,** said Ken Nichol, of Piodesco Inc.
Nichol is the development advisor and general contractor for the project. Schuparra Properties Corporation will own and manage the property.
The complex will be named Grand Cypress Apartments.
Schupain mid the etfimmed rent is $500 for a one bedroom and $700 for a two bedroom.
Residents of the apartment will have the Guadalupe rivefoank aa their back yard.
The grounds will feature a recreational area with picnic tables, barbecue grills, a jogging trail, landscaping and lighting among* the cypress trees, according to officials.
The bulking will be made ofnative rock and wood siding and will have metal roofk Nichol said the plans call for the building to "demonstrate the charm of the but-rounding are***
Dale Schuparra, president of Sclaipsf* Properties, said tfcjgjlre fir* time he and his wife, Helen, who is vice president of the company, have worked on a new propoty. However, Nichol has developed 36 apartment projects throughout the country
"What we surely do know is how to manage properties and pick the right people. In training these people we try to set a standard for services. The customer in this case is the residents. We feel they are No. I," mid Dale Schu-pana.
"We want to make sure New Braunfels gets whit it needs but not more than it needs," said Schuparra.
Nichol said the New Braunfels location was chosen because of the 1-35 corridor and because of the unique-
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"New Braunfels has experienced strong growth and we have been watching this market for some time. We discovered there is a real need for additional Class A rental housing and feel that the time is right for this project,” said Nichol.
Construction costs ate estimated at $4.5 to $5 million. Project consultants to date include Chiles Architects of Austin, Craig Hollmig and Stephen E. Schultz- Civil Engineers, S A. Research Corporation and S.T.C. Environmental Services Inc.
Schuparra Properties Corporation is the largest private owner/manager of apartment communities in San Antonio.
The la* major apartment complex built in New Braunfels was Torrey Place, which was built in 1987.
Judge Bunton denies Sierra Club request
By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer
Citing the term "undue prejudice," Senior US. District Judge Luaus Bunton III Thursday in Midland denied a request filed by the Sierra Club to call for an emergency water plan of further restrictions on pumping of the Edwards Aquifer.
Bunton said undue prejudice would result from allowing them to alter or add a new clarification so long after the original suit was entered.
"The judge basically said if they want to do feat, they need to start from scratch," said Jim Matthews, an attorney for the city of San Antonio.
The Sierra Club sought in an April 15 motion to create an emergency plan to restrict pumping from the Edwards. The Sierra Club wanted to order the Environmental Protection Agency to refuse any new wastewater permits for the aquifer region. The club also wanted the federal base-dosure commission to consult with federal wildlife officials.
Stuart Henry, an attorney for the Sierra Club, said the judge's ruling was not th* bad for the Sierra Dub. He said the judge basically told the Sierra Cub to take things from another direction.
Henry said the ruling would allow fee judicially-appointed water monitor, Joe Moore, to begin gathering information on the issues and submit his finding to the judge, hopefully soon.
"When we tried to amend the petition, we basically were trying to lay out what we are trying to accomplish," said Henry whose office is in Austin.
Henry said the three main issues concerning the Sierra Club are water conservation, limiting water with
drawal and an alternate water supply.
The issue of possible base-dosures and withholding federal money sparked alarm in San Antonio. The city’s only source of water is the aquifer. San Antonio sits over the deepest part of the aquifer while sections on the edge, such ss the Comal Springs and San Marcos springs, are pumping from more shallow wells.
"We didn't Wirt to dry th* federal money up. We don't want to lose those bases," mid Doug Miller, Comal County water negotiator who was appointed to the Edwards Aquifer Authority board. "We just want to resolve this issue ss quickly as possible.”
The original suit flied by the Siena Club in 1992 sought to protect endangered species such as the fountain darter that live in Comal Springs. Judge Bunton ruled in favor of the Sierra Club in January of 1993 and ordered the state to reduce pumping in the aquifer.
The legislature cre*ed an authority to regulate pumping but a threatened lawsuit by the Mexican- American Legal Defense and Education Fund caused the Justice Department to block the authority because of its appointed officials, not elected ones.
Miller said residents here and in San Antonio will have to work to resolve this issue because it will not simply go away.
"He is a very flrir justice. He sees att rides," mid Miller of Bunton. "..We're in it to win the war. We knew there would be battles to be won or lost".
The judge also ordered federal • defendants to remain qui* in regard th the amount of attorneys fees by the plaintiffs which the judge awarded in the original suit.
New Braunfels voters to decide city council positions tomorrow
By JENMPER ROMPEL
Voiere will head to the polls S*urday to determine who will fill three tests on the New Braunfels City Council.
Each raoc ii contested Voten will be deciding who will fill the setts for District 3, District 4 and at-large.
Local attorney Brenda Freeman and semiretired businessman Jim Biedermann are running for the District 3 position.
Running for the Distil* 4 se* are incumbent Paul Fria*, who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and Gary Kahlig. president, co-owner, and general manager of Bluebonnet Motors.
The contenders for the at-large ae* are local attorney Tim Walker and Bill Biggadike, district manager fix John Watson Landscape lllu-
Voting will begin * 7 un. and will continue until 7 p.m.
District I veten can ca* ballo* tt Lone Star Elementary School, located * 2343 We* San Antonio St.
The polling place will be located in the area near the Hidalgo Stre* entrance.
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District 2 voters can ca* ballo* * Memorial Elementary School, located * 1900 South Walnut Avenue. District 3 voters have a new polling place this year They will vow * Seek Elementary, located *
540 Howard Street District 4 voters also have a new polling location. They will cast ballots * fee library in Frazier Elementary School, located at 1441 East Elliot Knox Blvd.
Candidates have been campaigning since late
February and early March. They recently submitted their updates for their campaign expenditures.
According to the reports aibmitted, the leading spender is Kahlig. Kahlig has spent approximately $7,800 and ho received contributions of approximately $8,000.
Fraser, Kahlig's opponent, has spent approximately $3,224 and has received contributions of approximately $2,091.
In the District 3 race, Freeman hat spent approximately $3,580 and has received contributions of approximately $3,427. Biedermann hat spent approximately $1,300 and has received contributions of approximately $1,070.
In the st-large race, Biggadike has received contributions of approximately $1,935 and has spelt approximately $2,826.
Walk* has apert approximately $2339 and h« received contributions of $2,585.
The city has contracted with Comal County to use the county's optical scan machine to count the ballo*. The ballo* will be counted * ti* Comal County Courthouse in the County Clerk's Office after the polls dose.
Official* will be stationed * the Qty Secretary's Office to help voten who have questions For voting information call 608-2100.
Canyon council earns right to represent state
By CRAIG HAMMETT
Canyon High School's student council recently won the right to represent the Texas Assedation of Student CoundU as state president for 1994-95.
Using a campaign theme "Don't Stand Outride the Fire, Vow for Canyon" taken from the Garth Brooks single, Standing (Xiteide the Fire, the studen* competed again* schools feom Justin North we* and Houston Notthshoie * the TASC conference in Austin.
"It was more of motivational type approach,” said
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sponsor Betty Kyle. "How important it is to be involved. __________ You need to be involved in
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fire so to speak."
The 14 Canyon studen* campaigned with help of Smithson Valley and New Braunfels studen* help sway the more than 4,000 rtuden* in attendance, said Kyle
Junior Greg Gitcho will represent Canyon as the President of the TASC fix 1994-95. He will attend a national conference in St Louis and give speeches to various schools around the state and nation.
NBHS one-act-play to compete today
From staff reports
AUSTIN - The New Braunfels High School one-act-play cast will perform today * Bass Concert Hall on the Univenity of Texas campus. The ca* is competing for the state University Interscholastic League One-Act-Play championship.
The NBHS performance is scheduled to start shortly aft* 4 p.m. today.
The play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream, "by William Shakespeare, has won the UIL ame, district and regional competitions to earn the right to compete * the
The play is directed by NBHS drama instructor Kathy Ward. Fifteen NBHS students make up the cast, plus several studen* serve u crew members.
This is the second year in a row fix the NBHS drama department to send a play to the state competition The ca* performed the play before a hometown crowd Tuesday night * New Braunfels High School auditorium.
More than IOO local resident seized the opportunity to see the play on Tuesday night.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144 or Metro 606-0846