New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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Edwards Aquifer 682.8 feet Comal River 355 cfs Canyon Dam inflow 615 cfs Canyon Dam outflow 512 cfs Canyon Dam lake level 910.31 ft above mean sea level
NBU Pumping Report
6.42 million gallons Well water
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(Provided courtesy of Dr. Frank Hampel)
Last quarter.........May 15
New moon...........May 22
First quarter.........May 29
Full moon.............June 5
Partly cloudy High mid 80s Rain: None SE winds, 10 mph
Mostly cloudy Lows mid 60s Rain: None SE winds, 10 mph
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Extended forecast: Saturday, morning low clouds,otherwise partly cloudy. Isolated afternoon and evening showers. Highs in the 80s. Sunday and Monday, partly cloudy. Lows in the 60s. Highs in the 80s. Tuesday and Wednesday, partly cloudy. Lows near 70.
By The Associated Press
National Temperature Extremes for Thursday
High 111 at Death Valley, Calif.
Low 23 at Stanley, Idaho
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News Around The World
Nursing home fees
AUSTIN (AP) — Rates could go up at nursing homes under legislation approved by the Texas Senate to charge nursing homes a “quality assurance fee.” One lawmaker called the fee a granny tax.
The bill also would require nursing homes to carry liability insurance.
The measure was drafted in response to the state’s growing need to help nursing homes stay afloat. About 40 percent of the state’s nursing homes are in bankruptcy because of low
Medicaid reimbursement rates, liability insurance to protect against lawsuits and high vacancy rates.
Under the bill, nursing homes would be charged a quality assurance fee of $5.25 a day per occupied nursing home bed.
Don’t turn off heat
AUSTIN (AP) — Gas com-parties would be prohibited from cutting off the gas on a residential customer during freezing temperatures or on weekends when no personnel
is around to accept payment or reconnect service under a bill given preliminary approval by the Texas House.
The bill by Rep. Tbm Hodge, D-Dallas, was approved 132-8, with several Republicans changing their vote at the last minute after being outnumbered.
Noise bill moves on
AUSTIN (AP) — When the speaker of the House bangs his gavel, it’s about 85 decibels of noise, says Rep. George “Buddy” West. That would be
considered “unreasonable” noise under a bill approved by the House that lowers the accepted level of noise from 85 to 55 decibels.
West’s bill also increases penalties for a person who makes unreasonable noise in a public place or private residence that the person has no right to occupy and the person has previously been convicted of the offense.
The bill affects Texans who aren’t protected by municipal ordinances that restrict noise levels. Airports and agricultural operations are exempt.
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’A New Braunfels Tradition Since 1944”
Heads Up —
► Festival of one-acts
The New Braunfels Theatre Company is sponsoring a Festival of One-act Plays at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday and at 2 p.m. every Sunday during the first three weekends in May.
The event takes place at the Sts. Peter and Paul school gymnasium, 396 N. Castell Ave.
Admission is $10 per person. Tickets are on sale at Henne Hardware, China-n-Things and from individual cast and NBTC members.
► Flag collection
The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly 1791 is collecting used U.S. and Texas flags for ceremonial destruction on Flag Day, June 14. A collection box is located in the lobby at New Braunfels Utilities, where flags might be deposited through June 13.
For pick-up service, cab 625-0520.
The public is invited to the ceremonial destruction at 5:30 p.m. June 14 on the Knights of Columbus grounds.
KidzArt, a drawing and art project program, takes place from IO a.m. to ll a.m. Saturday near the Memorial Schools for ages 8-12 and continues for three weeks.
Camp KidzArt, for ages 7-12, takes place the week of June 25-29. Session I is from IO a.m. to noon; Session II is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Sessions III and IV are Aug. 13-17. Space is limited. For information, call 626-1959.
Happy Birthday to Tate Korpi (1 year), Alma Vogel, Charles M. Garrison, Deborah DeLa Cruz (20 years, May 9), Michael Young (May 10), and Joe Pina Jr. (1 year, May 10).
Happy Anniversary to Michael and Lucia Godi (17 years) and Curtis and Tootie Nolte (May 10).
NEW BRAUNFELS ISO
Breakfast: Assorted doughnuts, cereal and toast, yogurt and toast
Lunch: Steak fingers or fish sandwich, yogurt plate ACTIVITIES
• Lamar Primary PTA Olympic Day at Landa Park for kindergartners
• J ROTO awards banquet, NBHS cafeteria, 6:30 p.m.
• Unicom Band banquet, Civic Center, 6:30 p.m.
• State track meet, Mike Myers Stadium, Austin
• OakRun Sixth Grade Center ORCAS to Sea World (Shark Dissection Edventure)
COMAL ISD Elementary, intermediate
Breakfast: Oatmeal blueberry muffins
Lunch: Tuna melt or steak fingers
Middle, high schools
Lunch: Chicken fried steak or tuna melt
• State Track in Austin
• RPS — Reading Renaissance Celebration
• CES — Prelst Field Trip and 2nd Grade PE Bowling Trip, noon
• MVIS — 6th grade classes to Honey Creek and 5th Grade Career Day
• SMBS — PTA Dance, 7 p.m.
to 10 p.m.
• SVMS — Student of the nine weeks breakfast, 7:45 a.m. and School Field Day
• SVHS — Choir “Pops” Concert, Commons, 7 p.m.
► Live Music
GRUENE HALL, 1281 Gruene Road —Reckless Kelly, 8 p.m., $10 cover charge SAENGERHALLE, 255 Saengertialle Road Rainravens, 8 p.m., $5 cover charge SILVER CENTER —Texas Top Hands, 7:30 p.m., $6 cover charge
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