New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
U.S. Geological Survey looking for wells to sample
The U.S. Geological Survey, a non-regulatory scientific agency, will be sampling ground water in the Edwards and Trinity aquifers in Central Texas this summer.
The sampling is part of the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program. The program is designed to assess the status of and trends in the quality of the nation’s ground- and surface-water resources and to determine the natural and human factors that affect the quality of water. Through the water assessment program, the important aspects of the water quality of all or parts of most major aquifer systems and river basins will be described in a nationally con
The analyses and data collected from wells in Central Texas will be provided to well owners at no cost. Information will be provided for a wide variety of chemical constituents, including nitrate, selected metals, pesticides and organic compounds, many of which are routinely monitored in drinking water.
If you would like to participate in the National Water Quality Assessment Program by allowing you well to be sampled, contact the USGS at 8011 Cameron Road, Austin 78754, phone (512) 873-3050 or (512) 873-3008, fax (512) 873-3090, attention South Central Texas NAWQA Project.
Ashley Hultron and Barbie Friesenhahn show the Jackets they won for High Point Speed and High Point Performance. Mary Eaquivei and Linda Swager donated the Jackets.
Saddle Slappers enjoy show
The 4-H Saddle Slappers held their annual qualifying horse show on April 28.
Results of the show are:
Reg. Mares — first “Itsy” shown by Stephanie McDonald,second — “Victorian Angel" shown by Barbie Friesenhahn Reg. Geldings—first “Hondo Cassidy” shown by Laura Vaught; second “Zippo Pine Clone** shown by Sarah Vaught; thud “Rocky" shown by Katy Barnett Grade Geldings—first “What’s Up Doc" shown by Shelley Amescua; second “Spirit" shown by Shawna Koehler
Grand Champion Mare — “Itsy" shown by Stephanie McDonald Reserve Champion Mare — Victorian Angel" shown by Barbie Friesenhahn
Grand Champion Gelding—“Hondo Cassidy" shown by Laura Vaught Reserve Champion Gelding — “Zippo Pine Clone” shown by Sarah Vaught
Showmanship — first Barbie Friesenhahn, second Katy Barnett, third Shawn Koehler Hunter Under Saddle — first Barbie Friesenhahn, second Shawna Koehler, third Shelley Amescua English Equitation — first Barbie Friesenhahn, second Shawna Koehler, third Shelley Amescua Western Pleasure — first Katy Barnett, second Barbie Friesenhahn, third Laura Vaught Western Horsemanship — first Barbie Friesenhahn, second Katy Barnett, third Shawna Koehler Western Riding — first Shawna Koehler, second Sarah Vaught, third Laura Vaught Barrels — first Ashley Huitron, second Tiffany Littlepage, third Shawna Koehler
Poles — first Ashley Huitron, second Shawna Koehler, third Herbie Laytano
Stake Race — first Tiffany Littlepage, second Herbie Laytano, third Shawna Koehler
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Rosemary Slek of the LORA, presents a donation to Susan Ainsworth and Jack Melton of Hospice New Braunfels.
LCRA employees sew up donation to Hospice
Lower Colorado River Authority employees have donated gowns and other items for 40 patients in the Hospice New Braunfels program.
Rosemary Siek of the LCRA Community Assistance and Volunteer Services delivered the items earlier this spring to Jack Melton, administrator at Hospice New Braunfels, 613 N. Walnut Ave.
The LCRA employees helped to purchase the fabrics and other materials for gowns, pillows and caddies. The items were sewn by the Janie Thomas Women’s Circle of Austin. Pillows are made in various sizes and shaped to accommodate individual needs of Hospice patients. Caddies provide accessibility to personal items and can be attached easily to the patients’ beds.
Employees of the LCRA have various fund-raisers throughout the year in order to provide special services to
non-profit organizations within the LCRA’s service area. Coordinating the efforts to provide this service to Hospice patients is just one way LCRA employees are caring for other. “We want to make sure that these folks are not forgotten," Siek said.
The LCRA sells wholesale electricity to the City of New Braunfels and other municipalities and rural electric cooperatives in the area. The LCRA Volunteer Services, which have been recognized nationally for their extensive participation in fund-raising and other volunteer activities, have a target this year to provide patient items to hospices throughout the LCRA 58-county service area.
Hospice New Braunfels is in its 12th year of providing physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth to terminally ill patients and their families. For more information about Hospice and its programs, call 625-7500.
Contests look for contestants
Comal County Fair Association is looking for girls who will be juniors at CISD or NBISD this coming school year to participate in the Fair Queen’s Contest.
The winners will participate in visiting fairs and festivals for the coming year and will represent our community throughout the South Texas region. If you are interested, contact Flo weekdays during business hours at 606-6659.
Rod*o CkMtn contest
The Comal County Fair Association 1996 Rodeo Queen Contest will be September 21.
Packets may be picked up from
Christine Phelan, Whitney Schneider or Adrienne Pierce. For information, call 625-1505.
The Junior Rodeo Queen Contest will be Sept. 21 for grades 6 thorough 8.
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Saddle Slappers place in horse judging contest
The Comal County 4-H Saddle Slappers participated in the District Horse Judging Contest in Kerrville April 20. The Senior Team (Dustin Boron, Travis Campbell, Barbie Friesenhahn and Tiffany Uttlepegt) pieced fourth In Overall Score. The Junior Team (Shelley Amescua, Laura Vaught, Shawna Koehler and Ashley Huitron) also placed fourth In Overed Soots. Shawna Koehler placed eighth In the Individual Scoring. The Pre-Junior Team (Ceria Melgar, Leigh Davis and Ryan Weaver) pieced first in Overall Score. In the Individual Scoring, Carta Melgar placed third, Leigh Davis placed fourth and Ryan Weaver placed fifth.
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On Mas 2.L OW), the lulu anis I ikLi iirouiul Water I )i st r ie I deelaiecl Staee l\ ut its Demand Management Plan (DMP).
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DUS R EROH T
Fine tuning the bus system will take input from the public
By LYNN FOUNTAIN
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
In 1995, N*Bus routes were designated by members of the Main Street Transportation Committee to reach workers, seniors, tourists and others in the New Braunfels community who might benefit from a public transit system.
Using advice from various transportation experts from San Antonio, Seguin and San Marcos, a "butterfly” design was adopted. The traditional transit butterfly design calls for circular routes in the shape of four wings, all connected at a central point. In the case of New Braunfels, that central start-stop-transfer point is the Hummel Museum on the Plaza.
The four wings make up the four routes, now designated as the Red, Purple, Yellow and Green (with an added Blue Water route on Saturdays).
Each of the four routes was designed to bring the two buses through high-density population areas. Pick-up and (hop-off stops were designed with potential ridership in mind.
The 62 stops were placed at key points, e.g. Landa Plaza, HEB, Target, "motel row," the Civic Center, the Senior Citizen's Center, retirement communities such as Eden Home and Balcones Haus, McKenna Hospital, NB Factory Stores, Wal-Mart, Lacks Furniture Store, with multiple stops in residential areas.
The operator of the system, the Community Council of South Central Texas, worked hard with committee members to schedule drive and vehicle availability to support the design.
With two buses covering a span from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the design was ready to be tested. In die middle of a lot of hope and some doubt, ribbon-cutting ceremonies cele
brated the start of the N«Bus system. The numbers analyzed in last week's column appear to show legitimate ridership potential. So where are they, and how do we find out what refinements are needed to put the buses where the riders are?
New Braunfels citizens, in this person's experience, are not die least bit reluctant to express themselves -and this is one of the most positive outcomes of this trial system. In the first 60 days, we have heard from seniors, mothers of middle schoolers, middle schoolers themselves, tourists, workers, the bus drivers and agency heads looking for transit support.
They have educated us about an important element that was not factored into the design. That element comes under the umbrella of customer service.
With the customer as the focus, the connection between TIME and MOVEMENT surfaces as the missing element. Our customer groups move around in fairly defined time blocks. Feedback tells us:
1) Large numbers of workers move between home and work early in the morning, e.g. between 6 am and 8 a.m., and late in the afternoon, say 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
2) Most seniors are on the move primarily between IO a.m. and 2 p.m. and need to be able to make a round trip in less than an hour, i.e., more buses, more often is die need.
3) Tourists, at least the conventioneers and conference-gocrs, need transportation to and from very specific points in the 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. period with some availability during the day.
The task force objective now is to combine time with origin (where people start from) and destination (where they are going) into a customer targeted system.
(Lynn Fountain is the New Braunfels Main Street Director.)
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May 25th, 26th, & 27th
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