New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Blocked OU t /Concrete slab near rec center puzzles park officials
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
Preliminary digging on the site of the new parking lot next to Landa Recreation Center turned up an unexpected obstacle: a concrete block some 15 feet square and three and a half feet thick.
The block was covered with about six inches of soil, and Parks Director Court Thieleman doesn’t know what it’s doing there. He figures it must have been left by Joseph Landa or one of his descendants.
Parks Superintendent Jesse Guerrero doesn’t know what the block is doing there either, but it’s given him the answer to a puzzling question. ’‘Jesse said, ‘I always wondered why, about this time of year when it got real hot, there was always a square of white, dead grass there,’” Thieleman told the Parks Advisory Board Tuesday night.
After looking at the massive slab, and talking to some people, Thieleman guesses that it probably served as the base to a turbine or a water tower. Something heavy.
"If it was a structure like a building, I would think it would have been several stories high,” he said. "Otherwise, why would you pour a slab so thick?”
When the Landa family started turning its estate into a park more than a century ago, the landscaped area started somewhere near the miniature railroad station, Thieleman said. The land south of what is now Hinman Island Drive was given over to business and industry. "Like the Recreation Center, and those other buildings — they were all part of something that was there
before,” said the parks director.
The giant slab la gone now. Heavy machinery pulled it out of the ground as far as possible. Work crews broke it up with Jackhammers, put the pieces in trucks and hauled them away.
"People drive by and say, ‘Ooh, wow, look at that’ Everyone gives their comments on what we should’ve done with it" Thieleman said. "If we had left it in, there would have been a giant crown in the middle of the parking lot, and water would have drained back toward the recreation center."
Calendar of Events
Comal County Commissioners: IO a.m. Monday, commissioner’s room, courthouse.
New Braunfels City Connell: 7 p.m. Monday, executive session, meeting following, City Hall, council chambers.
Teen Connection: 2 p.m. today, open house.
Happy Folk Dancers: 7 tonight, Eden Home for the Aged fellowship room.
Optimist Club: 6:30 p.m. Monday, New Braunfels Smokehouse.
New Braunfels Aerie 2999 FOE: 7 p.m. Monday, Eagle Hall.
New Braunfels Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Fire Station No. 2.
Community Band: 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Canyon Middle School band room.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): 7 p.m. Tuesday, Laurel Plaza Recreation Room.
Rhythm Squares Dance Cub: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, River Bend Clubhouse.
New Braunfels Christian Women’s Club: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday,
luncheon, Holiday Inn. Call 625-8138 or 629-5725 for reservations.
(If you would like your club or organization listed in the calendar, please contact the Herald Zeitung at 625-9144 or send a notice to P.O. Drawer 361, New Braunfels, Tx., 78130. Deadline for Tuesday through Friday editions is 5 p.m. the day before publication. Deadline for Sunday editions is 5 p.m. Friday.)
Edwards levels show decline
A comparatively normal August, hot and mostly dry, saw well levels and spring flow decline throughout the Edwards Underground Water District.
The only exception was the well at Sabinal, which had an August reading 0.9 foot above the reading at the end of July.
Comal Springs declined 30 cubic feet per second to a flow of 208 cfs, well below the longterm average flow of 299 cfs. San Marcos Springs dropped 6.3 cfs to a flow of 158.4 cubic feet per second. Tile longterm
average there is 168 cfs.
The New Braunfels test well was down 0.7 foot, standing at 623.4 feet above sea level at the end of the month. San Antonio’s well dropped 5.7 feet to a level of 646.2.
The Sabinal well stood at 752J feet as of the end of August, still well below the all-time historical high of
835.4 feet. Other well levels and differences were as follows: Uvalde, 871.8; down 0.3 foot. Castroville,
675.4 feet; down 3.9 feet Hondo, 702.9 feet; down 1.9 feet.
Falkenberg will emcee TLC dinner
Howard Falkenberg, president of Neal Spelce Communications in Austin, will emcee a campaign kickoff dinner for Texas Lutheran College on Sept. 24 in the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum.
The dinner will mark the beginning of a seven-year fund-raising effort leading up to the college’s centennial celebration in 1990-91. More than 800 business and professional leaders are expected to attend the event.
Falkenberg is the son of a TLC graduate, the Rev. Milton Falkenberg of San Antonio. The elder
Falkenberg will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a Lutheran minister.
Falkenberg, at 40, is a 12-year veteran of Neal Spelce, and has been its chief operating officer since 1982. Before joining the communications firm, he put in eight years as reporter and news director for various radio stations in the San Antonio-Austin area.
He has worked with such non-profit institutions as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Southwestern University in Georgetown.
Highs will be close to 90 today and Monday, with lows hovering in the mid-70s. Saturday’s high was 90 degrees, and Friday night’s low 71. There is a 40 percent chance of rain today, and 20 percent tonight and Monday.
Afternoon temperatures soared into the 90s over much of the eastern half of the nation Saturday, but cooler air settled over the upper Midwest and Central Plains, the National Weather Service said.
Thundershowers were scattered across the upper Mississippi Valley and the Central Plains, and rain also fell across southern Florida, the Gulf Coast region and southern and central Texas. Showers also were scattered over the Pacific Northwest and New England.
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The Kendall County 4-H Horse Club will sponsor a Youth Rodeo Sept. 17, in Boerne.
The rodeo, produced by the Lester Meier Rodeo Company, will take be in the 4-H Arena at the Fairgrounds. Pee Wee and Junior events will begin at 2 p.m., and Senior events at 8 p.m. Admiasion will be $2
Dentists have the opportunity, through regular
checkups, to detect orei cancer st sn early end curable stage, says the American Cancer Society.
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Entries close Thursday, Sept. 15. For more information or entry blanks, contact the County Extension Office in Boerne at Box 777, or call 512-349-2161.
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The New Braunfels Chapter of the American Association of University Women will have membership orientation at 7:20 p.m. Monday.
Beverly Thrift at 2 La Mesa will host the event.
Membership is open to any woman who is also a college graduate.
More information can be obtained by calling 6294886.
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Sunglass Quality Check List
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Hog specialist will speak at shortcourse
Dr. Bill Thomas, a specialist in hog production, will speak st 7:30 p.m Monday st a swine shortcourse at the County Extension Office, 150 N. Seguin.
Thomas is one of three state swine specialists with the Agricultural Extension Service at Texas University.
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Shortcourse topics include the new pork value program, controlling health problems and selection of gilts. Under the pork value plan, producers would bt paid according to tho value of lean pork produced.
Hie program is free.
Educational programs conducted by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service serve people of all agos rogardleos of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion or national origin.