New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 14, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
■ NBU customers whose addresses end with a last digit of 6,7,8 or 9 can water today between 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. Well users cannot water today.Herald-Zeitung
By Erin MAGRUDER
The City of New Braunfels decided Friday to enact its own set of watering restrictions on the heels of drought measures recently approved by the Edwards Aquifer Authority to help alleviate strain on the aquifer.
Figuring out exactly when to water and with what could become dizzying for area residents — so the following is a simple breakdown of which rules apply to whom.
New Braunfels Utilities municipal water customers whose addresses end with: 0,1 or 2 can water on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 3 or 4 can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 5 can water on Wednesdays and Sundays and 6,7,8 or 9 can water on Thursdays and Sundays.
NBU customers are not allowed to water between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. except if using a hand held hose, soaker hose, bucket or drip irrigation system.
Water cannot be used to clean driveways or sidewalks, and no wasting of water is permitted at any time, said Gretchen Reuwer, NBU manager of customer relations and communications.
“We want to do everything we can to help conserve the aquifer,” Reuwer said.
Comal County residents who have wells on the Edwards Aquifer still will be required to abide by the Authority’s drought management restrictions.
The allocated watering day for residents with wells in accordance with the last digit of the property address are as follows: 0 or I can water on Mondays, 2 or 3 can water on Tuesdays, 4 or 5 can water on Wednesdays, 6 or 7 can water on Thursdays and 8 or 9 can water on Fridays.
The Authority’s rules allow landscape watering between midnight and IO a.m. and from 8 p.m. to midnight on the designated day.
Watering with a hand held hose or bucket or a soaker hose is not prohibited at any time.
The city’s conservation measures are part of a regional effort to protect the aquifer and the natural resources dependent on the Comal Springs flow, NBU general manager Paula DiFonzo said.
“We have been encouraged the last few years w ith grow ing recognition and understanding of the benefits of transition to alternate water supplies both from the EAA staff' and board,” she said. “Other communities, including New Braunfels, have implemented reuse water programs, strong conservation measures and are exploring resources and alternatives.”
“We want to do everything we can to help conserve the
Gretchen Reuwer, NBU spokeswoman
Vol. 149, No. 126
52 pages in 5 sections
May 14, 2000
► Super Mom
Thirty-four years ago, Albert Mannie set a New Braunfels High School long jump record that still stands today. What he learned about the community in those days of desegregation changed the way he looked at his hometown.
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Cloudy — that’s the forecast for the next several days with fog developing late tonight. Expect highs to reach into the 90s with lows near 70. A slight chance of thunderstorms near Thursday.
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A mother’s job is never done. In celebration of Mother’s Day, one mother of nine shares her feelings on motherhood and family./! C
City, residents dispute safety of apartments
Some say homes are OK;
city argues problems aren’t visible
(Editors note: Comments from several apartment residents interviewed were translated by city official Michael Resendez because they’ did not speak English.)
By Heather Todd Staff Writer
Esperanza Lopez has worked hard during the past IO years to make her apartment at 160 Rosedale Avenue a home.
She repainted the walls and put down carpet in the living room and two bedrooms, all at her own expense. The apartment is clean
This is the first part of a series on the Rosedale Apartments. For schedule of stories, see 9A.
and uncluttered with curtains hanging on the windows. Family pictures, floral arrangements and other home decorations hang on the freshly painted walls and rest on the bookshelves.
Lopez, who lives in the apartment with her husband, son,.
Esperanza Lopez, left, shows Michael Resendez, legal assistant for the city of New Braunfels, the improvements she’s made on her home.
Problems at Rosedale have persisted 20 years
By Heather Todd and Peri Stone-Palmquist
New Braunfels Housing Authority and city officials say conditions at the Rosedale Apartments have been below standard for the past 20 years, but the city has not taken action to bring the complex into code compliance until now.
Mayor pro-tern Juan Luis Martinez, who represents the district where the apartments are located, said he had
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Scott Wilson makes a good showing for New Braunfels in state track and field meet. The Unicorn thrower finished in sixth place./! B
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By Ron Maloney Staff Writer
About the only time Albert Mannie sees the long jump pit behind New Braunfels High School now is when he’s there to watch a ball game.
It wasn’t always that way. He used to just about live there.
A few nights ago, he visited again — wearing sandals and feeling the sand between his toes. He looked over the grandstands, the football field and the modem, rubberized track that replaced the pavement and cinders he remembers.
But those things aren’t what Mannie sees when he looks across the football field today.
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Albert Mannie Albert Mannie, now 52, was an
important NBHS athlete in the early 1960s.
He was a track star who won the longjump event at the 1966 state track meet in Corpus Christi, setting an NBHS record at 23-4.
The following week he won the state AAA longjump at Memorial Stadium in Austin with a winning jump of 22 feet, 3/4 inches. Mannie came home a champion.
Eighth-grader Albert Mannie, dressed for football, in a photo taken in his family’s living room.
Albert Mannie stands before the New Braunfels High School long jump pit. Mannie talked this week about his life, his school days and growing up in New Braunfels. Above, Mannie was captured in mid air during a jump he made in high school.
The school record, listed as 23-4, still stands today, 34 years later.
He was a basketball player, a baseball player; he was a football player — and he was black, which in Texas, in the late 1950s and early 1960s is a more important part of his story than Mannie might say, if asked.
“I don’t want to raise any hurt or bad feelings,” he said. “I’ve been blessed in my life.”
He didn’t get to go to a major college — although during his injury-shortened college career, he competed with and beat some of those colleges’ best athletes in track events around
He didn’t go on to a highly paid, flashy professional career with stardom and sneaker endorsements, either.
The fates dealt him a tour in the Navy where he met his wife, Chequita. Then he came home, where he’s been ever since, doing the most important job any man has ever had — being a good husband and a good father to his two daughters, Tamala and Cherita, and his three-month-old granddaughter, Ladayza.
“I used to come up here on Sundays See MANNIE/1GA
Braunfels Utilities power bills are increasing this summer. Find out how much more you’ll be paying/ 6B