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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Friday July 1991 169 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Schiameus Two 22 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Pete Rocky Wil Gilbert Cardenas Beth Laccy Ellie Jay Eric Matthew Rene Sara Matthew Rene Robert Gonzales and Gloria Belated birthday wishes to Casey Lupe Ele gin Lalicia Lau ra Charlotte Mary Ann and Happy birthday Saturday to Lone Tamy Nora Tony Armando Hernandez and Anita Celebrating an anniversary today are Colette and Robert Van Tom and Marsha and Alvino Guerrero and Richard and Theresa Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Red Cross Red Cross board of directors and volunteers will meet at 7 Monday in Eden Homes Friend ship Room at 7 Meeting postponed Comal Appraisal District board of directors meeting slated for July 15 has been postponed to July 22 at the Comal Appraisal District 430 Mill Meeting time is Gardening workshop A fall gardening workshop is slated for July at the Comal County Extension 132 South Water Jerry vegetable specialist from San will present the program on fall gardening and include information on soil and fertilizer planting insect and disease management and harvest of fall All gardeners from Comal County are urged to Bible school First United Methodist Church has scheduled Vacation School July 1519 from 9 to noon each The theme is Jesus Calls Come Cost is a donation at the time of Christmas Bazaar The Womens Fellowship of First Protestant Church is sponsor ing its annual Christmas in July Bazaar on July from 9 to Items for sale include canned and baked Lunch consisting of potato and desserts will be available after 11 All are Rummage sale Iglesia Bethel Pentecostal will sponsor a church rummage sale Friday from 8 to 5 and Saturday from 8 to 2 at 350 Grape Dance team New Braunfels High School dance learn will hold a garage sale from 7 to 4 Saturday at 576 Lakeview household adult and child rens and toys arc just a few of the itmes to be Teen Connection Support the programs at Teen Connection by shopping at the Thrift Shop a bag sale July The yard sale will con See Page 2 Good Day Highs near lows in the mid70s and breezes from the southeast at 1020 mph are forecast through the Cloud cover coupled with hot afternoons leaves a chance for isolated For more weather please see Page Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV A helps direct a diver searching for a man who slipped under the water near the Gruene crossing of the Guadalupe River about 3 The body of Thuster Barrett of Arlington was located by divers about 5 approximately 10 feet from where he The Quaker Oats employee was tubing with business associates following a conference in the Photos by Annalies Schlickenrieder Man drowns in tubing incident By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The body of an Arlington executive was recovered from the Guadalupe River Thursday afternoon shortly after he slipped out of his inner tube and Thuster had just entered the river on an inner tube around 3 with a group of busi ness associates when the accident said New Braunfels Police Chief Barrett slipped out of his sur faced once and yelled what may have been a plea for help and went Headen Barrett was an account executive with Quaker Oats and was in town for two days of business meetings at a local tennis resort conference The group had just wrapped up its meeting and had gone to the river for some recreation before returning to Headen The body was recovered by divers about 5 just below the Gruene river A member of the victims group who did not wish to be identifielraliid that the man was trailing behind the group and decided to get out of his tube and go ashore to catch up with Why dont they have a law that people have to wear life preservers in the he He got out of his tube to try to come over to the side and went said Ted an employee of a nearby river Muddy roots and debris in the river hampered search according to New Braunfels Fire Department personnel at the The cause of death was determined to be accidental drowning by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Doc There will be no he Lafarge examines firms study plan By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor Lafarge and Systech executives now will decide whether to allow Southwest Research Institute to go forward with a risk assessment of their supplemental fuels project as they review the institutes study plan released this Michael SwRI program said if the corporations choose to accept the study plan which they had no role in developing the assessment will begin into the risks associated with storing and burning hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant located outside of New We got a copy along with a prop osed budget for it and weve just started reviewing said Reggie assistant to the president of Systech for legislative We need to look at and it and need to look at the Its a amount of MacNaughton has said the assess ment could cost as much as The Lafarge which operates the cement and its sub sidiary Systech Environmental Cor poration announced in January they were putting the permit process on hold while an assessment was per The corporations must secure permits from the Texas Water Com mission and the Texas Air Control Board before being allowed to store and burn If the plan is accepted the assess ment will be performed by a multidis ciplinary team from three organiza with advice from a three member technical oversight panel of nationally recognized Mac Naughton See Page 2A As many as visitors to city likely ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Up to tourists are expected to visit New Braunfels this which promises a good chance of nice The National Weather Service fore cast for the New Braunfels area calls for cloudy skies turning to partly cloudy later in the The Saturday forecast also calls for a 20 percent chance of afternoon and evening showers or not unusual for a hot summer Temperatures in the mid90s are along with south winds near The Sunday forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with a chance of isolated showers and The high temperature should be in the 90s and the low in the At least people arc expected to attend the New Braunfels Book and Paper Show at the Civic said show owner Barbara who lives in The show is slated from 10 to 6 Saturday and 10 to 5 Sunday at the Civic 390 Seguin The admission is good for both Children under 12 enter Twenty thousand visitors is the typ ical number for a nonholiday sum mer weekend with good according to Jim Scheele director of the Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerces Convention and Visitors Cleanup operations at Rogers Music Company in New Braunfels continued throughout the day Thursday after a burglar apparently drove a stolen auto through the front glass before taking as many as six guitars and destroying much of the Photo by Robert Stewart Help End Auto Theft program still available By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A rash of auto thefts in New Braunfels has city officials urging citizens to take We want to make people aware of whats going Mike Grist of the New Braunfels Safe City Com mission We have all the information to help citizens deter auto There were six automobile thefts Wednesday according to New Braunfels police spokes man Martin Its getting a little bit out of he Theyre also using the stolen cars as tools for We have a program in New Braunfels called HEAT Help End Auto Grist This is a free service offered by the Safe City If these peoples automobiles arc out between and and they have told the police department that under normal con See Page 2A Stolen car tool in thefts By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer An unusual tool was employed in the Thursday burglary of Rogers Music at 354 Landa said New Braunfels Police Departmentx spokesperson Martin A stolen Chevrolet Suburban smashed through the front of the store at about An unde termined amount of merchandise was said Chuck store They took all the shiny ones guitars with snakcskin and not some of the more expensive Weisbrich Its a They ran over more than they as far as we can The vehicle came to rest about halfway through the About seven guitars including a bass were destroyed along with stands and other Other guitars received scrapes and he Other damage included holes in and scratches on walls as well as oil spots on the cjupet from the tot aled Mayer said that a similar tactic was used in a robbery at the Schnapps Haus on Highway 81 last Rogers Music is offering a cash award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of per sons involved in the Visiting enforcement officer answers questions about taxes Water Tight Weekend event offered at two local stores In a continuing effort to promote water the Edwards Underground Water District will sponsor its second Water Tight Weekend Two locations in New Braunfels Henne Hardware and McCoys will provide free water conservation kits and other information on how water can be saved in the home and outdoors between 11 and 5 that Even though rainfall has been above demand can cause the water level in the aquifer to drop said Russell EUWD general While we cannot control we can control the amount of water we The conservation kits include a shower flow a toilet water displacement bag and die tablets to test for toilet For more information on being water call the EUWD at By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Bobby an enforcement officer with the San Antonio North west office of the State Comptrollers was in New Braunfels at the Comal County Courthouse annex to answer lax questions for area We have information about any tax he There are 30 or so different taxes we deal Every a representative Buchanan from the comptrollers office goes to each county to answer questions and clear up confusion for citizens that may not be able to go to Austin or San Buchanan Our coming out here saves problems later for he There are all kinds of specific This is why we ask them to come see Buchanan spent an hour in New Braunfels and then was headed to San Marcos to answer questions for Hays County residents and to do a cash register seizure at a business delinquent in paying its Buchanan made his visit in order to answer questions preceding the July 20 quarterly filing deadline for May and June sales tax Any payment not postmarked by the 20th is assessed a five percent late he The San Antonio Northwest field office serves taxpay ers in Oillespie and Kerr Comal County residents can call the San Antonio Northwest office at for help or the tollfree assistance hotline at Buchanan His next visit to Comal County will be in
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