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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 5, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 164 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Haiel Wheeler Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Armando Janet Hector and Becky Belated birthday wishes to Shannon Marie Celebrating a birthday Carol Ben and Chelo Celebrating an anniversary Stephany and James Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Garage sale Remember to take those garagesale type items to the old Krucger building on San Antonio Street this The items will be sold in a big sale July 27 to ben efit the Senior Citizens Founda Main Street seminars The New Braunfels Main Street Project will sponsor two seminars July 9 and July 16 at 6 at the Municipal 424 South Kay merchandising specialist with the Texas Main Street Center will instruct mer chants on how to better display their merchandise on July John advertising will offer information on how to make the most of an advertising budget on July He is vicepresident of advertising and marketing for Our Jady of the Lake For more information call the Main Street office at Celebrate America Christian Womens Club in New Braunfels is sponsoring a Celebrate America picnic Tues July 9 from 10 to noon at the Krueger Ranch located on FarmtoMarket Cost is A parade of fashions will be pre sented by original hats made by joined by For reservations call 6290070 or For nursery call Garden Club The Comal Garden Club will meet at July 11 at Pats Place on Union Red Cross Red Cross volunteers are reminded to turn in money for the July 9 banquet by July The ban quet begins at at the Holiday Entertainment will be provided by South Texas Water aerobics New Braunfels Parks and Recre ation Department is sponsoring water aerobics classes at Landa Park pool on Wednesday Friday mornings from For more information call 6259295 or Discovery series Children can learn the answers to many questions in this weeks Discovery Series at the Childrens Museum in New Registration for morning work shops are from Tues day through Children from 612 years old are invited to parti cipate in two classes each Parents pick up the youngsters at For more information call Persons that partici pated in the recent museum activi See Page 2 Good Day Partly cloudy conditions with a slight chance of rain are forecast humid with highs in the mid90s and winds from the southeast at 1 01 5 mph are Thursdays high was 85 and the low recorded at 7 1 A trace of rain was reported in New Braun fels more weather please see Page CLASSIFIED 91 5 COMICS 6 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR ABBY 9 ENTERTAINMENT 7 HOROSCOPE 6 RELIGIOUS FOCUS 4 SPORTS 8 TV LI8TIN08 9 WEATHER 2 Welcome Home Troops Lifting his daughter onto a float for Desert Storm veterans and their families in the Welcome Home Troops Parade on the Fourth of July is Army 1st Howard in New Braunfels visiting is stationed at Please see related Page Photos by Annalies Schlickenrieder Fourth of July filled with fun By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor Noting that its good to stop for a moment in our busy lives to stand together with your friends and Sophienburg Museum and Archives President Charlene Fischer Thursday morning wel comed hundreds of New Braunfels residents and their visitors to Fourth of July ceremonies on Main This year is she because we welcome home fel low New Braunfelsers who were part of Desert Storm who continued the tradition of faithful service to the United States and its All veterans were The Sophienburgs traditional OldFashioned Independence Day Celebration on Main Plaza began about with the ringing of the bells atop Comal County Courthouse by Walter Faust a benefactor of the bells and tower lights as well as the musician who has played them for community events since their installation in later was pre sented a dedicatory plaque by Comal County Judge Carter She praised his offerings of talent and money to enhance community The invocation was voiced by the Robert Koth of Johns Called on to dance with visitors to Fourth of July events at the Comal County Fairgrounds was Rorie Wetz of the Marine stationed at Camp was visiting his parents in New Braunfels on 96hour Episcopal Music was pro vided by the Comal County Com munity under the direction of Arlen The Star Spangled Banner and God Bless America were performed by voc alist and voice coach MaryBeth Mayor James Goodbread intro duced a color provided by the New Braunfels High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Primary speaker for the event See Page 2 Friday July 5 1991 One 16 Pages Pair injured by shots ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Two Houston men suffered gun shot wounds late Thursday at a newly opened bunge cordjumping venture in the Preiss Heights subdivision near New Ray Bullock and Ray Har age were shot either from across the river or from along the cliff at around in the incident of aggravated assault with a deadly according to Comal County Chief Deputy Wayne At least one was struck by a 22cali bre he Bullock suffered wounds in the fin ger and while Harlowe suf fered several wounds in the chest and Hoherz The two men were in satisfactory condition at McKenna Memorial Hos pital this a hospital spokes man Comal County Sheriffs Depart ment Detectives Carl Davis and James Emory and Deputy Ronnie Womack continue to investigate the Hoherz Bunge Over Texas and Texas a private bunge cordjumping enterprise on Edwards opened July Fourth after the prefabri cated jumping boom was installed the day said Susie an employee who worked during the facilitys opening day and was near the scene of the resting in a nearby heard what sounded like nearby bursts of July Fourth The two men were sitting at a table near the bungejumping platform with another man after the operation had closed at about 7 when they were wound she Harlowe and owner of Bunge Over were transported to the hospital by private vehicle after the Simpson More than 85 people jumped dur ing the grand opening Simpson Some nearby residents came to but others seem angry about the new she Each participant jumps from the 120foot high jumping or wearing a safety harness attached to the boom by between three and five long bunge depending on their Each who must be at least 18 years receives mandatory safety and no drinking is permitted on the Simpson Week may prove one of biggest for visitor trade Between and visi tors are expected in New Braunfels this weekend to cap off a week expected to be one of the busiest ever for local Tom president of the Gre ater New Braunfels Chamber of Com on Friday also estimated the occupancy rate for hotel and motel See Page 2 Inspections credited with preventing fires ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels Fire Depart ments Company Inspection through which firefighters inspect local businesses and has helped reduce the number of fires in commercial occupancies by 44 per cent since established three years officials The started in aims to prevent commercial fires and to map businesses to facilitate fire During the programs first two every city firefighter helped inspect and map each commercial business Each of the current local businesses now gets inspected once a In 10 percent of structure fires in New Braunfels occurred in inspectable according to reports from the state fire marshals The percentage dropped to percent in 1989 and to percent in Another important statistic is the drop in total residential and other property loss due to Fire Chief Phil Baker In the dollar loss totaled much of which was the Dickies build ing on Castell Total loss in 1989 was compared with in This drop in the dollar loss occurred despite the fact that the num ber of actual fire calls has remained steady at just over 200 Which means the fires the department has been responding to generally have been less Baker The Company Inspection Program was founded because the fire marshal and his inspector reached a point where they could not inspect each business in town as recom mended by the state fire marshals and still handle their other So Fire Marshal Elroy Friesen hahn and Baker decided to tap into the departments established manpower Training started in and the Company Inspection Program actual ly got under way in Fire fighters received special training on topics ranging from fire prevention inspection public relations and prefire firefighting We had to do a lot of attitude both for the firefighters and the business Friesenhahn Firefighters have traditionally been the good but any time youre in a code enforcement youre not espe cially the good The fire department and the busi ness community working together enjoy this reduction in dollar Through persistence and by showing that we have reduced the fire the inspections are becoming routine and people are becoming used to firefighters coming in We are finding fewer and fewer violations and he The twoperson teams conduct inspections when their schedules typically on Wednesday morn ings and on Thursdays and The program also results in a lot of correspondence with the businesses and other Baker Some of the paperwork involves establishing or modifying the prefire plans after each These plans give firefighters a map of each business in case of fire and notes any hazardous or flammable materials on the premises to increase firefighters safety and Friesenhahn some members of the business community complain about Gestapo inspection but the firefighters see themselves simply as protecting the business and its employees and Friesen hahn And although some business own ers arent happy about spending the money needed to make recommended firesafety the fire fighters usually are able to convince them the benefits outweigh the Friesenhahn Sometimes residents call to express concern about seeing a fire truck leave the station unoccupied for several But the firefighters whether involved in the depart ments extensive ongoing training mandatory physical fitness activities or commercial inspection program are ready to respond to emergencies as quickly as if they were waiting around in the The old view of what a fireman was years ago card dom ino playing and silting outside the sta tion smoking cigarettes just isnt the way it is any They are very seldom Baker
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