New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 30, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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12 pages in one section ■ Tuesday, September 30,1997
Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 145 years ■ Home of
Vol. 145, No. 229
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Hie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends birthday wishes to: George Behen, Teresa Jimenez, Chert Newman, Ruthie Erkins, Justin Wright, Lands Bracks, Eva Edwards, Cecil ger, Josephine Dougherty, Sirs. Ruby Koehler and Ruben Reminder (twins) and Judy Akers.
Happy Anniversary wishes go to: Joe and Susie Pina (3 years).
To have a birthday or anniversary listed here, call 625-9144.
Molds — 1,590 Cocklebur — 42 Ragweed — 290 Cedar Bm—294 Pigweed— 20
(Paton measured rn parts par cubic malar at mr. tntarmafton provided by Dr Frank Hampel.)
Comal River — 294 cubic feet per second, down 5 from Monday.
Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well — 625.40 feet above sea level, down .05 from Monday.
Canyon Dam discharge —157 cfs Canyon Lake inflow — not available Canyon take level — 906.60 feet above sea level. (Below conservation pool.)
NSU reports pumping 7216 mtoon gallons of surface water Monday and 175.000 galops of wel waler.
Weather expected to remain sunny
Tonight — Mostly clear with patchy low clouds and fog toward morning Lows near 70. Light southeast winds
Wednesday — Patchy morning low clouds and fog, then mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid 90s Light winds becoming easterly near 10 mph in the afternoon
Thwiday — Brief morning clouds in south central Texas, otherwise mostly sunny. Highs near 90.
Friday aad Saturday — Late night and morning low cloudiness with mostly sunny afternoons. Lows in the 60s to near 70. Highs near 90
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■ City of New Braunfels street crews will be working on Oasis Street from Business 35 to Ridgewood Avenue today through Oct. 10.
■ Construction is scheduled for Old McQueeney Road, Morningside Drive, Mesquite Avenue and Old Marion Road Wednesday through Oct. 10 Overlay of those streets will begin the week of Oct. 14. Traffic will be limited to one lane while construction is in progress
■ New Braunfels Utilities crews will be working on Schmidt Avenue between Becker and the Interstate 35 access road this week Traffic will be blocked.
The Dittlinger Memorial Library annual book sale will be 9 a rn. to 7 p m. Thursday and 9 a m. to 5 p m. Friday at the Civic Center. No admission will be charged. A variety of books will be for sale at very low prices, and all proceeds benefit the library.
Bulverde incorporation hits ballot
By DA VK) DEKUNDER
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Nov. 4 election.
BULVERDE — Residents in,three Bulverde areas will have a chance in November to vote on whether or not they want their neighborhoods to become cities.
Texas law requires the communities to incorporate separately before they can consolidate into an incorporated city, the residents’ ultimate goal.
Three elections will be conducted on Nov. 4 to determine if Bulverde North (Bulverde Estates), Bulverde South (Bulverde Hills) and Bulverde East (Oak Village North) will become municipalities.
Incorporation proponents in all three
Going before the voters
Jhe atees in Bulverde which residents with Texas 46 near BM Brawn
will be young on tie issue of incorporation on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
■ Bulverde North — which stretches from Bulverde Road in tie west south to Bobcat Drive and east along Casey Road to Highway 281 and up north along Highway 281 where it irtaraecta .
■ Bulverde South — an area encompassing the Bulverde Hfc and Bulverde ^^aks subdivisions.
■ Bulverde East — The Oak Wage North subdMsion on Farm-to-Market 1863.
areas were able to get the 50 signatures needed to put the three incorporation propositions on the ballot The signatures were turned in by the 5 p.m. deadline on Sept. 22 to County Judge Carter Casteel.
She signed the papers approv ing the elections.
Warren Alston, a resident of Oak Village North, said three areas instead of one Turn to Bulverde, Page 2
Fair goes without hitch
Attendance likely to have surpassed 30,000
By DAVID DEKUNDER
New Braunfels resident Germy Tice picked up her peach topping, tomatoes and backyard eggs Monday morning, the day after the 104th Comal Comity Fair closed its gates.
‘i’ve been doing this every year for six years.” said Tice, who received ribbons for the eggs. “I thought it was a great fur. We had such beautiful weather.”
Once the gate receipts are counted today, Comal County Fair tetendnoe figures should be up, according to Fair Association President Hal Her-belin Jr About 30.000 people attended in 1996, and Herbelin said he thought more came this year.
He said the increased interest in this year’s fair could be attributed to sunny weather and more entries.
“We had over 1,000 (contestants), which is all the exhibitors — baking, agricultural products, rodeo contestants and livestock,” Herbelin said. “Everything was up this year. Our beef cattle show was larger. I know our meat goat show increased in entries. It looked like all the entries were up, and it goes with the population of the county — it’s increasing. With more kids in the schools, more kids to exhibit animals.”
Herbelin said the fur attracted big crowds on Friday, the day of the fair parade, and on Saturday and Sunday.
“We had an excellent crowd yesterday (Sunday),” he said. “Usually between 2 and 6 p.m. those are lulls. We have had a void to fill with the horse races (gone). We filled it with the chili cook-off, kids’ events and antique tractor show. This year for the first time we had the kiddie tractor pull. Also it was the second year for our Sunday bull backout. We had a real good crowd with dud. We managed to keep the crowds there all afternoon.”
Monday work crews were busy moving the exhibits and carnival rides off the county fairgrounds on Common Street This year’s fan had no major problems with altercations or theft, Her-
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Haart of Amarfea carnival workara load a ticteat booth on tho back of a pickup truck Monday afternoon.
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— Hal Herbelin Jr. fair association president
“We had no security problems,” Herbelin said. “Our biggest problem as far as security goes was kids looking for their lost parents. All rodeo events came off without a hitch. The livestock show operated as smoothly as it does. We couldn’t ask for a better fair, to be perfectly honest with you.”
Lt David Oft of the Comal County Sheriffs Office said the fair didn’t keep his officers very busy.
There were only two arrests, and both of those were for outstanding warrants, On said.
“I have worked at the fair for over
Huge trash bint ware lilted beyond capacity Monday after the busy weekend at Comal County Fair.
IO years, and this is the quietest I have seen it,” he said. “We had good
crowds but no crime. The crowds were peaceful.”
Transition period for area code ends Oct. 6
By DENISE DZIUK
Residents have slightly more than a week to get accustomed to using the new 830 area code and make the necessary changes to equipment ;md business forms.
Public Utilities Commissioner spokesw oman Katy Bohuslav said calls using either the 210 or 830 area code were being completed But the final switch from the 210 area code to 830 for the New Braunfels area will become effective Oct. 6.
“That’s when you need to complete your calls using the new area codes,” she said.
Although calls will not go through using the 2 IO area code after that date, callers will be given a recorded message reminding them of the switch.
Bohuslav said the change in area code would mean a change in dialing patterns tor metro numbers but should not result in a charge Currently, New Braunfels residents can call San Antonio using a metro number by simply dialing the seven digit number After the switch, a metro call still will be a local call but will require dialing the area code pius the seven digits. Callers do not have to dial ” I ” before the area code, because it is not a toll call, said Bohuslav.
“lf a call was a local call before, it is still a local calk” she said. “The calling scope did not change.”
Bohuslav said with the switch in area codes, residents should remember to change the telephone numbers printed on checks, business cards, letter head and other stationery. They also need to member to reprogram anything that uses a telephone line and number, including cellular telephones, pagers, fax machines and burglai alarms, she said.
New Braunfels was one of severe areas on which the change had ai impact. The affected areas ami the new codes are:
• 830 - a region circling Bexa. County, including New Braunfels Boerne, Seguin, Hondo, Marble Falls Gonzales, Del Rio, Kerrville and the Canyon Lake area.
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Tribes converge at Canyon Lake
By DAVI) DEKUNOER
CANYON LAKE — Native American storytellers, dancers and artists will converge on Canyon Lake this weekend for the second annual Moving Waters Pow Wow.
The Native American gathering will start with the opening ceremony 11 a m. Saturday at the River Valley/Rio Raft Company on River Road in Saltier The event will nm until IO p.m. Saturday and from 11 a m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Food concessions will be included.
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“We expect a hage turnout,” Geenei said. “We
had close to 30 tribes last year. We are anticipating there will be more this year.”
One hundred dancers participated in Native American dance competitions (hiring the 19% Moving Waters Pow Wow. Tribes from Texas, Oklahoma, the Dakotas, Kansas and throughout the country will come to Canyon Lake to participate.
Dance competitions will be conducted in six adult divisions, juniors (boys and girls), tiny tot, honor dances and the inter-tribal dance in which everyone can participate
Spectators can enjoy storytelling, a tepee contest and flute playing as well as dance contests.
Guenzel the Moving Waters Pow Wow’s outdoor location made it more authentic than some powwows.
“During foe fest pow wow we tried to stick to the traditional ways, and to Native Americans that is important to them. Plus bringing the event outside is more natural md traditional lo them,” he said.
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Chriaty Bellman la crownad the new Smithson Valley High School homecoming queen Friday by 1996 queen Michelle
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Herald-Zsrtung photo by Michael Darns!fair results and photos — Page 5; fair memories will linger — Page 4