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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 31, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 187 r 139 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Erna Elsworth liilix Friday May 1991 25 Cents One 14 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Charlotte Connie Jessica Paul Jim Lilly Jonathan Lily Emily Ste phanie Doris Inez and Evelyn Those celebrating a birthday Moses Keith Alonzo Brock and Gloria Belated birthday wishes go out to Andrew Albert Javier Meraz and Jack Celebrating an anniversary Frank and Linda Moreno and Keith and Ann Happy anniversary Saturday to and Harry Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Block party A potluck block party for resi dents living on Roosevelt and McKinlcy Guenthcr Avenue and a portion of Santa Cla ra Avenue is scheduled for this Saturday from to organize a Neighborhood Watch Residents should bring lawn meat to be one side dish and City workers will block off the street to traffic during that A rep resentative from the Safe City Commission will be on hand to advise the residents on how to get a Watch program For more information call Penelope Bigga dike at 6251989 or Nita at Old Timers Rodeo Old Timers Rodeo is slated for this Saturday at 8 at the Com al County Sheriffs Posse Interstate 35 South at Solms Road Admission to the grounds is free and concessions will be open beginning at 8 with slack rop ing all day until performance Graduation exercises Calvary Baptist Academy has changed the location of exercises to the Holiday Inn in New The exercises are slated for 8 June GrueneHall Friends for Rivers will sponsor a concert at Gruene Hall tonight with Bill Oliver and Glen Waldeck Oliver and of call themselves environ mental Officers reception Disabled American Veterans Chapter invites members and guest to a reception June 5 at to honor the 199192 The reception will be at the VFW 600 Peace Officers will be installed by Past Commander Wil bur Piet following the recep Dance recital Seguin Dance Studio will pre sent a recital tomorrow at 5 in the Jackson Auditorium at Texas Lutheran College in More than 90 students from Seguin and New Braunfels will be under the director Korri Scheal formerly of New Braun The recital is free and open to the AAUW meets New Braunfels Branch of the 2 Good Day Gusty winds this weekend and only a slight chance for rain likely wont keep highs out of the mid90s or lows out of the Thursdays high in New Braunfels was 92 and the overnight low was For weather see Page Inoldo DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Fire destroys lakearea home POLICE ROUNDUP Leads sought in Thursday robbery By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer New Braunfels police are searching for leads today in the aggravated rob bery of a convenience store clerk Thursday afternoon in Clear Detective Basel Boatright said around an Hispanic male entered the SacNPac Drive In Groc located in the 1400 block of Tex as 46 in Clear and demanded money from the The clerk told police the assailant appeared to have a gun under a cloth held in his Boatright The with a rag wrapped around his fled the store with an undeter mined amount of The suspect fled to a waiting car behind the store on Cloud he adding police are investigating whether there was another person in the a maroon TransAm or Boatright Boatright said he believes that the suspects may be from the New Braun fels or Seguin Persons with information about the crime should call Crime Stoppers at 620TIPS or the New Braunfels Police Department at School burglary Comal County Sheriffs Office authorities are investigating the burg lary of Canyon Middle School that occurred last They came in through the roof of the gym and got into some lockers with a bolt said Chief Deputy Wayne Estimated damage to some offices is about Hoherz adding about worth of miscellaneous items were Canyon Middle School is located in Uie 500 block of Freiheit Road in New Injury to a child A Grand Prairie man was arrested Sunday and charged with injury to a according to Chief Deputy Ul See Page 2 A firefighter sprays water on a burning home in the Canyon Hills Resort area The house and a motorhome were Photo by Robert Stewart Motorhome explodes in fiery garage By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Fire destroyed a house at 909 High land in Canyon Hills near Canyon around noon After a sheriffs deputy there was an explosion in the garage I was up on the porch when appa rently a butane tank and the gas tank of the motorhome said the who asked not to be identi There were only flames back by the garage area but the front door was hot and the windows were The owners were not at home when the fire started and there were no inju according to The home belonged to Russell and Iris It was burning when I came home from work at about a quarter till Hovelson I was going to run in and get the dogs but they officers wouldnt let me because of the Along with the a 33foot a motorcycle and a mini pickup truck I came up that way and saw smoke coming up and said thats too close to Hovelson One bad thing is all my business records were in Hovelson owns Canyon Lake Pest He said there were 65 gallons of gasoline in the motor Seven fire trucks were dispatched from Canyon according to Leslie Chief of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Three trucks from Spring Branch and a BulverdeSpring Branch EMS Unit were sent as This was our first structure fire in several Wyatt Milton Willman of the Comal County Sheriffs Department was there to investigate the The stucco walls really retain the Willman He said this probably allowed the fire to spread throughout the Commissioners accept Trinity aquifer issue study Comal County Commissioners Court recognized the Trinity Aquifer Underground Water Conservation advisory committee Thursday for completing a report on the feasibility of creating the Cameron chairman of the advisory told commis sioners during the regular meeting the creation of the district is For reasons I wont discuss I think its necessary and criti Wiley The Texas Water Commission has designated the northwestern portion of Comal where the Trinity Aquifer is a critical water Comal County Extension Agent Joe a member of the advisory said if a district is formed a tax will have to be assessed to pay for that If the State has to come in and the tax doesnt no grant money will be available and the state tax could range up to 50 he We should do it our tax cap is 5 cents per property Commissioners agreed the public must be informed on the steps leading witness emotional SV graduation By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Smithson Valley High School conferred dip lomas on some 160 graduating seniors last night at Ranger About people attended the Messages of hope for the future were deliv ered in farewell addresses by valedictorian John Marquis and salutatorian James A lot of effort most of it in the last six weeks went into these students S VHS Principal Ron Hay worth Hay worth received enthusiastic applause from the Senior Brietta Cuiuiingham gave a brief his tory of the Class of 91 from the death of class mates in an auto accident to witnessing the Smithson Valley High School senior Ryan Lehmann raises his head above a sea of mortar boards as his class prepares for commencement Photo by Erik Karlsson NBU board begins its goalsetting process By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor As New Braunfels Utilities heads Into the yew he board of trus tees will be looking at setting mis sions ami goals dealing with the changing It is an ambitious said board President The board of trustees Thursday were presented with a draft of mis sions and goals it will later modify and NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said one of the uiain objectives the utility wonts to accomplish is to bring the customers feelings and concerns into what we many are perceived to be on the wrong side of the custom ers Syhn We are per ceived to be a bureaucracy down here that dyosui care about the Some of the goals discussed Thurs day include Perform ongoing review of departmental structure and procedures to insure optimum performance and For example Consolidate or eliminate unnecessary job Provide professional customer service in all aspects of NBU For example Deve loping a voluntary program of level led billing for customers who want a more predictable utility Develop and implement a public education program on the effects of electromagnetic fields caused front electric Provide NBU employees with the best possible work environment from the standpoint of Meet quarterly with customers in a public meeting to answer questions up to the possible creation of an underground water I think we all agree the only way is to educate the said County Judge Carter Well try to educate people at Lions Kiwanis and maybe some Taylor Franchises among Schertz council topics By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Staff Writer Franchise practices and litigation were among the subjects discussed in Wednesdays workshop session of the Schertz City Southwestern Bell and the Texas Municipal league are conducting a study were involved in regarding franchise said City Mana ger Kerry Sweatt said the council also dis cussed city litigation We talked about personnel litigation involving discharged employees because of a recent incident we were involved Sweatt We talked about park use fees Sweatt He said the workshops are designed to keep City Council informed about city issues before council meetings are Sweatt also noted the council is gearing up for a series of celebra tions and activities that will be held in He also said the Schertz Economic Task Force will tour the city again In other city the Scheru Business Club met on Tuesday to dis cuss economic City Council we held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and the Sctarai Business Club meets ho fourth For more information on city MOV call ho Sohoru Mi
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