Tuesday, July 9, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas K9T AVAILABLE COpy 166 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY P HJJP TJrmi mi mi f I Home of David Huddleston Tuesday July 1991 Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Tracy Jennifer Trellis Darlene Sabas Risa Cul the Eugene Isaura Guerrero and Sabas Belated birthday wishes to Wal ter Dina Don na Martinez and Erlinda Celebrating an anniversary and Oscar Ruther Melvia and Dorothy Fetters and Mike and Jan Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 to share in the Republican women New Braunfels Republican Women will meet July 15 at 1000 North Walnut Avenue at Carol member of the Comal County Redistricting will Members should note there will be no meet ing in paper show The New Braunfels Book and Paper Show is slated for July 13 from 10 to 6 and July 14 from 10 to 5 at the Civic 390 Seguin Admis sion of is good for both Children under 12 enter More than 150 tables will be set up fea turing new and outofprint books including Latin and Western Amer English and American fine illustrated and childrens fine bindings and signed military and natural his books on travel and science books on music and Masonic Lodge New Braunfels Masonic Lodge will meet tonight at at the Masonic The district deputy will make an official visit to the Cancer support The Cancer Support Group of New Braunfels will meet tonight at at McKenna Memorial Hospi tal in the Elliott Knox The Elmer Gumper will be the guest Rotary Club Rosemary Allen of Entex is the featured speaker at tonights regu lar meeting of the New Braunfels Evening Rotary Meeting time is 6 at Omas Haus Main Street seminars The New Braunfels Main Street Project will sponsor two seminars tonight 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 John advertising will offer information on how to make the most of an advertising budget on July He is vice president of advertising and marketing for Our Lady of the Lake For more information call the Main Street office at Red Cross volunteer Persons interested in becoming a volunteer at McKenna Memorial Hospital or any of the area nursing Sat Page 2 Good Day The forecast for today and much of the weeks calls for partly cloudy conditions with highs in the low lows in the mid70s and a chance for late afternoon or even Ing Mondays high in New Braunfels was 87 and the overnight low was Rainfall recorded from 7 Monday until 7 today totaled For more weather please see Page Intkte DEAR TV Schuetzenkoenig In one of New Braunfels oldest continuing the New Braunfels Schuetzenverein this weekend held Its annual King The marksman with the most centered wins the Honored this year as Schuetzenkoenig is Jim of San Shooting queen for the fifth time is Gay club secret Capturing the Simon Med was Hiram Walker of Photos by Anna lies Schlickenrieder Rail crossing comments encouraged By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer One of the most hazardous situa tions encountered when driving an automobile is when the vehicle cros ses railroad In there were highway rail collisions in the United States which resulted in 700 deaths and New Braunfels resident Lyon recently had a close call with a train at an unprotected crossing in the mill We were approaching the crossing and another car was coming toward us and they went over this hump with the railroad track on top at exactly the same moment we Lyon naturally my wife was looking at the car so she wouldnt hit it and she said oh my God here comes a It was right upon us and it scared the living daylights out of Lyon says that trains usually sound their horns there but this particular time the train I hate to say it but this is one of the most dangerous cities Ive ever seen as far as railways he Lyon said that his father was with the railroad all his life and that he has seen a number of very horrible I was on a train once when three people were killed when the train hit a car it has always made a big impression on he I know the railroad has problems I just dont know the answer to The Union Pacific Railroad recog nizes that there are problems and encourages citizens who would like to provide input regarding rail crossing safety or who would like to point out where improvements could be made to call their San Antonio office at 512 said Felix superintendent of They can call us up and well take the information and refer it to the proper The Texas Department of Public Safety also has been trying to make railroad crossings safer with its Trooper on the Train DPS troopers armed with both a video recorder and a twoway radio ride along with the crew in the cab of a When a violator of a crossing signal or sign runs in front of the the actions are recorded on camera and a description of the vehicle is radioed to patrol cars stationed in the On a nationwide Operation Lifesaver is a program that attempts to make motorists more aware of highwayrail crossing This program was designed to reduce the number of traincar crashes and the injuries and deaths that result through public One 10 Pages Drainage passes test of big rain ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Mondays morning heavy down pour as much as four inches in some areas around New Braunfels gave the city a good chance to gauge its recent drainage New Braunfels had inches of as recorded at KGNB radio the official local Nation al Weather Service KGNB newscaster Don Ferguson said during the City Council meeting But many areas of town had especially the southern where weather watchers reported up to he That was an amazing City Manager Paul Grohman In some parts of the thunderstorms that lasted about three hours produced rains in the magnitude of a 100year he A 100year flood means theres a 1percent chance that such a rain could happen Such a storm is measured by inches per time If you have five inches in five days youre not going to If you have five inches in 20 you could wash he City officials took the opportunity to survey the citys recent drainage system The the Gruene Valley designed to drain the area east of IH35 and to handle a 100year was at See Page 2 Eclipse stirs some interest in community By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Thursdays eclipse of the sun will be visible in the New Braunfels area and a few local merchants are getting into the A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the A total eclipse occurs when the moons shadow completely covers the sun and the sky turns Total eclipses occur along a narrow path typically 100200 miles wide called the track of totality and last only a few minutes at any point on the The eclipse will begin at about 1 and will be most visible at and will end at accord ing to a National Weather Service spokesman in San The eclipse will block out about 70 percent of the sun here but youre not going to notice it because it will still be bright the spokesman The pathfor total eclipse will be from the island of over the Pacific to Baja through Mexico and Central and into South America and Brazils rain See Page 2 Council OKs installation of stop signs ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council on Monday approved an ordinance calling for installation of stop signs at three Council members unanimously approved signs on Hackberry Avenue at Lee on Mulberry Avenue at Austin Street and on New Braunfels Street at Gruene In a memorandum to the Traffic Safety Coordinator Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Department said resident requests prompted traffic surveys in the neigh which led to the recom mended new stop In other the council Heard from residents about Mazatlan Charlies on Hunter Road in Cindy Miller and Darla Han residents of Rapids said the restaurants loud live music at See Page 2 City accepts national award in financial reporting excellence Nora state representative of the Government Finance Officers Monday presents a certificate of excellence In financial reporting to Mayor James and city Finance Director Richard Photo by Mark Warnken The city of New Braunfels received a financial reportingexcellence award from the nationwide Govern ment Finance Officers Association The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded for the citys com prehensive annual financial Nora state GFOA rep presented the the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial to Mayor James Goodbread and city Finance Director Richard Burdine during the City Council Chavez also is finance director for the city of Sail We set high standards for finan cial City Manager Paul Grohman The GFOA award gives our city public recognition for the tremendous amount of behindthe scenes work done by our The citizens of New Braunfels can be assured that the citys funds are being accounted for and reported in a thor ough and complete Burdine also received an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement as the individual primarily responsible for preparing the awardwinning financial The citys award can be attributed to the diligent efforts of City Internal Auditor Darrell Sollberger and the accounting firm of Keith the citys external Burdine

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