New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
WEDNESDAYDove season opens in county today - See Sports
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Chris FoegeUe, Joyce Johnson, Veronica Sotelo, Raymond Zamarripa, Alice Allen, Rene Armendariz.Symphony Guild plans first luncheon
The New Braunfels chapter of the Mid-Texas Symphony Guild will hold the first of its regular brown-bag luncheon meetings on Monday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to I p.m. at the Victoria Bank meeting room, 1000 N. Walnut Ave.
Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month. Members participate in a variety of activities which support the Mid-Texas Symphony.
For membership information, call Arlene Buhl at 625-6411.NBISD HOSTS seek volunteers
New Braunfels Independent School District HOSTS is looking for volunteers to help children with reading skills.
Call 620-7533 for information.Registration for Geri-Games started
Anyone 62 years old or more is eligible to participate in Geri-Games to be held Sept. 9, IO and 11. Added to the spelling bee, trivia, dominoes/forty-two, and assorted physical games enjoyed in past years is an arts and crafts competition which will be judged by members of the New Braunfels Art League.
Registrations are due by Sept.
I and my be obtained at the seniors center or from any nurs-! ing or retirement center. For more information, call Ida Sing 316254642Retired Teachers Assn. meeting
The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association will meet today in the NBISD Education CenterBoard Room. Business and program begins at IO a m .Yearbooks on sale at NBHS
The New Braunfels High School Yearbook staff has memories (yearbooks) from as far back as 1957 for sale for $15 each.
For more information, call Stephanie Ferguson at 625-6271.
Habitat for Humanity meeting set
Comal County Habitat for Humanity will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 2 at the Dit-llinger Memorial Library.
Anyone interested in helping to eliminate poverty housing in Comal County is welcome to attend. Call 625-7005 for more information. For those unable to attend the meeting, donations for our first home may be sent to CCHFH, P.O. Box 310487, New Braunfels, Texas, 78131-0487.
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‘Twice As Nice’Local residents marvel at twin producing cow
By JENNIFER ROMPEL _Staff Writer_
Having twins can mean having twice the fun and twice the work. For cattle ranchers whose cows have twins, two calves means the owners are
twice as proud.
Cattle ranchers Lois and Arnold Brede water are proud of their cow Bessie because she had her seventh set of twins three days ago.
Bessie, a I( ^r-old Brahma and
Angus crossbred, had twins every year since 1987.
According to Arnold, Bessie’s first pregnancy resulted in only one calf, but since then they have been blessed with two.
The last six sets of twins have been one heifer and one bull. However, this set included two heifers.
“They say that’s real unusual,” said Lois. ‘They say if she has a bull and a heifer then the heifer can’t have calves.”
Arnold attributes the twins to not only the cow but also the bull.
Arnold said he believes his bull has a tendency to sire twins.
However, Bessie has been his only cow that has had twins.
“It takes the right bull and the right mama,” he said.
Arnold said his bull has a half brother that has also sired some twins.
The Breakwaters are residents of New Braunfels and operate their cattle business on the weekends.
They have 25 cows on approximately 200 acres on a ranch located on FM 1103 in Guadalupe County.
Arnold said he began ranching in 1970 after he retired from a position at Randolph Air Force Base.
He and Lois married eight years ago.
So far they have not kept any of Bessie’s past calves.
However, they said they may keep this pair since both are heifers.
The Bredewaters said they plan to always keep Bessie, who was named by Lois’ granddaughter.
“As long as she keeps having twins, we’re not going to get rid of her,” said Arnold.
Bessie, though proud of her accomplishments, would no* comment for the press.
It was feeding time.
New Edwards board put on hold for now
Judicial approval must be gained before legislation goes into effect
Herald-Zeitung photos by JOHN HUSETH
(Top photo) Bessie, shown with one of her new twins (she hid the other one) has produced seven sets of twins for Arnold and Lois Bredewater (bottom photo).
By JENNIFER ROMPEL and ROSE MARIE EASH
Members of the newly-created Edwards Aquifer Authority were expected to hold their first meeting this morning but instead were notified the legislation forming the authority has been suspended.
According to Comal County’s representative on the Authority, Doug Miller, Senate Bill 1477, which famed the EAA, has been suspended until the U.S. Justice Department can deter mine how the legislation will affect the voting rights of people in this area.
Miller said whenever a group changes from elected positions to appointed positions the changes have to be submitted to the U.S. Justice Department for approval. This is a result of the Voting Rights Act, he said.
“We had that situation with the EAA going from an elected to an appointed board,” he said.
According to Miller, the bill was submitted to the Justice Department in June.
He said the department recently requested more information be submitted. After the information is submitted, the Justice Department will have 60 days to decide if the legislation can stand.
Miller said another altemauve to the appointed boud would be the one man - one vote method.
However, he said if this method is used, Comal, Hays and Guadalupe counties will have one representauve between them, Uvalde, Atascosa and Medina counties will have one representative and San Antonio will have nine to IO representatives.
‘That would not be representauve of the resource,” he said. “Courts managing resources have said one man-one vote is not a factor.”
The Edwards Underground Water District met last night, according to Miller.
He said the group decided to stay in place and govern the aquifer since the legislation abolishing them cannot go into effect
Miller said the Authority is currently in a waiting game with the Justice
•We found out that any entity that you create that has an elected, or could in tho future have an elected board, must go through preclearance by the Justice Department.1
- Sen. Ken Armbrister Member, Senate Natural
Department and no efforts can be made to influence the decision at this time.
In past interviews. State Sen. Ken Armbrister, a member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee that drafted the Edwards Aquifer Authority legislation, explained why the legislation had been written to allow for appointed rather than elected board members.
“When we were trying to draft the legislation our original intent was to make that board, on a local option basis, an elected board,” said Armbrister. “When we were writing the legislation we met with the legislative experts on the Voting Rights Act We found out that any entity that you create that has an elected, or could in the future have an elected board, must go through pre-clearance by the Justice Department
“That generally takes, as far as a time line, 18 months to two years. We were dealing with a deadline of May 31. We didn t have the luxury to have lhaL So, what we thought about doing on the first go around, was make it appointed and come back in the next session of the legislature, either a special or the regular session, and provide, by local option, that these people could be elected lf we do it that way, then only that portion would have lo go through pre-clearance, not the entire bill.”
Armbrister said it is still his intent to make the board an elected one per local option.” he said.
“That was everybody’s intent from the first," he said. “Only because we found out the logistics we were dealing with (made that impossible) did we nave a problem (doing that from the start)”
Two suspects plead guilty to sexual assault charge
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
David Weaver, 29, and Robert Jackal, 30, plead guilty last week to charges of a sexual assault at Canyon Lake.
Both were sentenced to IO years in the state penitentiary. The plea was heard by District Judge Charles Ramsey
The plea was accepted by Comal County District Attorney Bill Renner. Reimer said he will accept plea bargains after indictment if they are binding, meaning the defendant cannot withdraw is plea
According to past reports, the two men allegedly pulled the woman into a
car. The incident is reported to have occurred between 6 p m and 8:30 p.m. May 30.
Past reports show, she was then taken to an area north of Canyon Lake and was allegedly assault.
Two San Antonio men were indicted last month on charges of aggravated sexual assault.
Boh had been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping; however, the Comal County Grand Jury opted not to indict the men on the aggravated kidnapping charges.
The case was investigated by Det Eddy Tijerina of the Comal County
WORD holding meeting tonight
From staff reports
A called meeting of the Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District (WORD) will be held at 6:45 p.m. Thursday to discuss the lifting of
permits of some Guadalupe outfitters who have na kept up with payment of their permits.
The meeting will be held at the Canyon Lake Action Center in Saltier.
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Some members of the Chamber's Leadership New Braunfels class of '93 practice to modal In th# Business Trade Show to bs held Sept. 14,15. The Businsss Apparel Fashion Show Is held during the lunch hour on Wednesday, Sept. 15 and features clothing from Chamber member clothiers. Ssndl Peer men, a model from San Antonio, gava tipi yaatarday to (from left) Guadalupe Castillo, Atanaclo Campos, Tim Tlpptt, James LaMoyne Davis and David Huddleston.For news, advertising, or subscription information, call 625-9144