New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Scan this QR code to view Andrew Sansom's bio or go to bit.ly/qR6zdb
By Greg Bowen
Andy Sansom is one of T('xas' most res[xx ted conser-v.itionists.
I ie currently hctids the River Systems Institute at Texas State University in San Marcos, has served as executive
director of the Texas I’.irks and Wildlife I)e partment, and was the driving force behind the acidition of Bi Bend Kane
OPINION: Ad hoc river committeR members associated with suit should be removed Sta Publish« Doug Tonty'i column, 4A
State Park to the state's roster of parks.
He's the former executive direc tor of the Texas Nature Conservancy; is a writer whose articles have appeared
in Ti'xas Monthly, Tt'xas Highways, and oth(‘r f)ublications; and is c()nsid(*r(Hl one of Texas' bright('st minds on the topic of water.
I ast month, Ncnv Braunfels City (^ounc il namc'd Sansom
See AD HOC, Page 9A
TURNING OUT, TAKING OUT THE TRASH
Photos by LAURA McKENZIE; Herald-Zeitunq
Members of the Dumpster Divers, a IrashFest team from Tyler, count cans while sorting through bags tilled with trash they pulled from the Comal River on Saturday
REMAINS OF THE DAY
Annual TrashFest lives up to name
A sealed jar of mayonnaise pulled from the Comal River is among the items entered in TrashFest’s most unusual item found contest
By Betty Taylor
With 80 teams consisting of 604 divers showing up to participate, com-|)ared to the (i2 teams consisting of 4 U) divers last year, this year's TrashFest produccnl a record turnout.
The 57lh annual event on Saturday produced 4,718 pounds of trash, in addition to 2, IBS bottles, cans and cu[)S and 126 sunglasses and shoes, last year, teams collected 8,717 pounds of trash, 2,080 bottles, cans and cuf)s and 12 I shoes and sunglasses at the* c'vent.
"Not all of our teams chosc* to weigh their stuff," said loanneVest, event cochair.
Ken Kaspc'r, one of the tew local )ar-ticif)ants, was taking [)art in his tiirci TrashFest with his children, Kayla, I x and Kendall, 1 i, who snorkeled thc'ir way along the Comal River to find trash and dig it out of the water. He notic c'd a considerable dec rease in litter compared to last year.
"You see this," he said, pointing to a mesh produc e bag a[x)ut onc'-third ot
See TRASHFEST, Page 3A
Sansom to lead river panel
Conservationist heads River Systems Institute at Texas State
SUSPECT CAUGHT AT BORDER
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Thursday arrested a man wanted in New Braunfels on child molestation charges as he tried to cross into the country, an agency
DUTY. HONOR. FAMILY
New Braunfels High School sweethearts Ivan and Crystal Antosh and their children have experienced ups and downs during Ivan's deployment to Afghanistan, where he serves as an Army surgeon.
— LIFE. 10
Facing an old rival and future SEC foe in Arkansas at Cowboys Stadium,
Texas A&M's Aggies blow another big lead, as the Razorbacks rally from 18 points down to snatch a 42-38 victory over the 14th-ranked Aggies.
— SPORTS, IB
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Benefit growing each year
By Betty Taylor
[ ven during a lough cm on-omy, this past \ ('ar's (irucne Music and Wine Fc's! was ,ible to r<)is(>
Scan this QR code to visit the festival's home page or go to gruene musicand winefest.oig
more nmn-t'\ for the I 'nited Way of (Om.il ( o 11 n t y I ban anv single tundraisrr in tin* c ountv The'
V vent brought in n earl $106,000. rhe evc'nt also is growing.
"We (letiniteK wc're able' to disf)('rs(> more* moncs to the dilierent linited Wav agc'ncK's List \t>ar than the' \ ear IxMorc'." said Ic'rry Robinson, t'xec utive dirc'c tor
See GRUENE, Page 6A
COLE MURKER MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY
Sunny and warm
High; 90 Low: 59
Vol. 158 i No 279 4 sections, pager;
STAGE II WATER RULES
Watering with a sprinkler or landscape irrigation system is allowed once a week, before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m., based on the last digit ot the address;
■ 0.1 Watering day is Monday
■ 2,3 Watenng day is Tuesday
■ 4,5 Watering day is Wednesday
■ 6,7 Watenng day is Thursday
■ 8,9 Watering day is Friday Watering with a hose, soaker hose,
bucket or drip irrigation system is OK before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m.Every drop of water matters. N'HU
Find out the latest on landscape watering restrictions at nbutexas.com or call (830) 608-8925 for more infomnation.
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