New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitung!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to; Jerome Sims, and Kristan Garza, and happy belated birthday to Kelly Homes (28 years).
Farmers’ Market starts Friday
The Comal County Farmers' Market will open Friday, May 19 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Comal County fairgrounds.
Fresh home grown produce will be available for customers. Mrs. Teresa Doege says the quality will be excellent due to our mild spring weather. Vegetables to expect at. the market include green beans, cabbage, squash, onions, garlic, red and white potatoes, Swiss chard, green tomatoes and maybe a few red tomatoes.
This year’s Farmer's Market is opening one week earlier than last year and the quality of fresh vegetables should be excellent.
Meeting to focus on forming a Hispanic Chamber
Miguel R. Garcia, AT&T executive in Austin on loan to the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers, will answer questions and demonstrate community benefits of a Hispanic Chamber in New Braunfels May 18 at 7 p m at Lone Star Elementary.
Minority-owned businesses and individuals interested in starting a Hispanic Chamber in New Braunfels are encouraged to attend. The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more Malformation, call Nora Morales at 625-7523.
Head Start to host open house
The Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. Head Start program will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a m. on Thursday, May 18 to celebrate the recent opening of its newest center, Comal Head Start Site IV, at 1023 W Bridge in New Braunfels.
Highlighting the ceremony will be a special recognition of Comal County Treasurer Bart Bartholomew, who donated a lot of time and effort for the new center, and former City Manager Hector Tamayo, for his help and support. A special feature of the ceremony will be two songs performed by the Head Start children. An Open House of the new center will follow the ceremony The Head Start children will be following their normal routine during the Open House so visitors will see what Head Start is all about.
The CCSCT Head Start pro-, gram invites all area residents to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to tour the center. The Open House will continue until 2 p m. Refreshments will be served.
DBT to moot at Forko’s storo
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Ferdinand Lindheimer Chapter, will meet May 20 at 11:30 a m. at Forke's Store in Conservation Plaza. A luncheon will precede the meeting and members are asked to bring a salad casserole for 12 or more
Boy on bike struck
A 12>year-old boy was struck by a 1977 Thunderbird at the Police said the driver was not at fault and he was not cited treated at the scene by New Braunfels Emergency Medical dition and nature of injuries was not known.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
comer of Peach and Katy Streets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, for any violations. The boy's name was not released. He was Services and was then taken to McKenna Hospital. His con-
Bust nets 5 pounds of marijuana
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Comal County SherifFs officers seized 5.4 pounds of marijuana Monday night and charged Mr. and Mrs. Hector and Delia Rivera Jr. with possession of five to 50 pounds. About six officers made the arrest at about 11 p.m. in the 1700 block of Cross Street, Sheriffs Department officials said.
“The quantity itself is prima-facic evidence of intent to sell,” Sheriff Jack Bremer said. The charge filed against the Riveras is a third degree felony and cames a possible two to 20 year sentence, Bremer said.
Officers confiscated several weapons, including an SKS assault rifle, other rifles, a pistol and a hunting bow. They also seized electronic entertainment items.
Bremer directed the raid. “There were no problems with the arrest.” Bremer said. “Nobody got hurt; nobody was in any danger.”
Officers think the electronic equipment may have been purchased with money from drug sales, lf the district attorney can convince a judge that it was, the confiscated equipment can be auctioned off, Bremer said.
“This is not the first time that Mr. and Mrs. Rivera and I have discussed the sale of drugs from their residence,” Bremer said. The Sheriff s Department arrested Hector Rivera in March 1992 on similar charges, he said At press time Delia and Hector Rivera Jr. were free on $15,000 bond each.
Smithson Valley High School girl killed in car crash
By DENISE DZIUK
A one car accident claimed the life of a Smithson Valley High School junior Tuesday night in Canyon Lake.
Christopher Deady, 17 year-old senior at Smithson Valley High School, of 1285 Island View, was driving his 1994 Chevrolet Camara south on Colleen drive at 11:45 p.m. Deady attempted to make a left turn when he lost control of his vehicle. The car slid off the road and hit an oak tree with the impact on the right front passenger side.
Lyndsay Keith, 17, of 270 Suzi, was a passenger in the car. Keith was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center by Airlike where she was pronounced dead at 3:30 a.m. by Dr. David Cm. e-lada.
Deady was taken to McKenna Hospital where he was treated and released for broken bones.
Both individuals in the car were wearing their seatbelts.
Habitat For Humanity works on second local home
Register now for Red Cross lifeguard training course
The Red Cross is registering for Lifeguarding held at the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge at Lake McQueeney. Students must be 15 years or older.
The course includes first aid, CFR and lifeguarding. The course starts today but reservations will be accepted until Saturday.
For information call the instructor at (210>379-7773.
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Comal County Habitat for Humanity is raising a new house and new hope for a second New Braunfels family at 1618 West Bridge Street. The house’s shape became visible yesterday as volunteers raised the wood frame.
The Bridge Street house marks Habitat’s collaboration with two new organizations, the City of New Braunfels and Target Stores.
The second Habitat home got a big boost from the City of New Braunfels. “The land itself came from the Community Development Block Grant program,” Vivan Nuhn of Comal County Habitat said. Habitat applied for a grant out of 1994 CDBG funds, Community Development Director Penelope Church said.
“They were allotted up to “9,500 to purchase the lot,” Church said. The lot was bought for well under the limit, she said. Remaining funds will go toward drainage projects.
“It is one of our most visible public/private partnerships, one of the first,” Church said. “We certainly wish this project great success and hope it leads to more such partnerships.”
Target employees will be up to their elbows in the Bridge Street home from the start to the finish of the project.
“Target has a big sign at the site,” Nuhn said. “They have put in a $9,000 check for materials they will provide us,” she said.
Target will also provide a construction supervisor, some local Target subcontractors and I arget employees to help with building, Nuhn said. Target’s nationwide “Building a Wonderful Life” program commits to build new homes in each city where it builds a new store, New Braunfels included. The company has already helped build 49 homes across the country.
“Target has made a long-term commitment to work with Habitat for Humanity, a program
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL
Volunteers help erect a wall at the new Habitat For Humanity home.
that helps families who are in need of decent, affordable housing,” said Gail Dom, director of communications and community relations for Target stores.
The house is scheduled to be finished by July 23 to 30. The dates will coincide with the new Target store’s grand opening.
The Bridge Street House is by no means finished. “We will probably need another $10,000,” Nuhn said.
Area residents can help in several ways. One is to join the “Carpenter’s Club" by pledging $100 or more or $10 a month to Comal County Habitat for Humanity. Church groups and civic organizations can join the club as well as individuals.
New Braunfels golfers can enjoy a day of golf at Northcliffe Country Club and donate to Habitat Saturday June IO in the 1995 Comal County Golf Tournament.
Registration is June IO, 11:30 a m. to 12:30 p.m. with tee-off at I p.m. The tournament is a
Texas Scramble (A, B, C, and D players). Teams will be balanced based on overall handicaps.
First, second and third places teams will receive plaques and prizes. Special awards will go to the closest to the pin (5 holes) and the longest drive (2 holes).
United Van Lines will sponsor a $10,(XX) hole-in-one on one par 3 award; $5,000 will go to the winner and $5,000 to Habitat.
Lunch will be hamburger, tea and coffee. Drinks on the course will be pay-as-you-go.
The entry fee is $50. It includes green fees, cart, lunch, and grab bag. Make checks payable to Comal County Habitat tor Humanity and mail to P.O. Box 310487, New Braunfels, Texas, 78131-0487.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis and ends June I.
For information on the golf tournament, the Carpenter’s Club, or Comal County Habitat, call the Habitat office at 625-7005.
Lakes to get herbicide spray to control hydriUa
By DENISE DZIUK
Lake Dunlap and Lake McQueeney will undergo treatment in an attempt to control hydrilla growth and clear the lakes for summer activity.
Hydrilla is an aquatic plant which grows quickly. When it is not controlled, hydrilla covers the lake, making water access and recreation nearly impossible.
“It gets so thick you can’t run a boat through it. You can’t fish, swim, or ski because it gets too bad. . . It just kind of cuts all activity on the lake, period,” said Frankie Uhr, Secretary for Lake Dunlap Property Owners
According to Bill West, General Manager of the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority (GBRA), the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TP&W) will spray the lakes with endothall (Aquathol K) to control the growth in selected areas.
“Aquathol K is approved for aquatic use by the Environmental Protection Agency,” said West. “TP&W has used this herbicide at a number of sites in Texas including. . . the successful May, 1994 application at Lake Dunlap which removed approximately 90 percent of the hydrilla in the treated areas.”
West said certified TP&W staff will be responsible for applying the herbi
cide and Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission (TNRCC) regulations, will be followed. Homeowners around Lake Dunlap area are concerned about keeping the hydrilla under control and have helped fund the project. Uhr said the homeowners’ association provided nearly $10,000 and GBRA matched the amount.
“Most of them are in favor of it. We would rather have the carp but we can’t so we have to have the spraying to control it,” Uhr said.
Uhr said Lake Dunlap and Lake McQueeney will each receive 25 grass carp which eat the hydrilla. The fish will not be available until June and many more would be needed to control
the hydrilla. Uhr said the fish they do receive will be a test. She said the fish will be tracked to see if it is possible to keep them in the lakes without them ending up downstream.
She said selected areas of heavy growth in the main stream of water will be treated. Uhr also said that if there is still spray available, paths will be sprayed so private dock owners will have access to the main water.
The spraying for Lake Dunlap will take place on Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23. Lake McQueeney will be sprayed Wednesday, May 24.
According to West, the following restrictions will be in effect immediately after the spraying: May 22-25 -
Lakes will be closed to the public. No boating or swimming is allowed; May 22-27 - Do not eat fish caught in the lakes; May 22-June 7 - Do not take water directly from the lakes for drinking or household purposes; May 22-June 7 - Do not use lake water to irrigate yards, crops, or to water livestock.
West said bright yellow signs are being posted at public access points in and around the lakes.
He also said the lakes will be 6-12 inches lower than normal from May 24 through June 7. He said Lake Dunlap will be lowered as much as 36 inches and Lake McQueeney will be 12 inches lower dunng the actual treatment process.
Panetta fires back on behalf of the President. See page 4A.