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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BtST AVAILABLE COPY 25 Cents 17 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Zeitims of Ida King 4r Tuesday July 1991 One 10 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Davy Isaac Ronnie Francis Rudy Ramirez Car men Gloria Villobos and Jason Belated birthday wishes to Hoi ley June Celebrating an anniversary Robert and Lollie Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Junior lifeguard The city of New Braunfels is sponsoring a Junior Lifeguard Camp to be The camp will be open to 12to 15yearolds that can meet the The purpose of the camp is to help participants to become fully famil iar with potential hazards of water to prevent accidents and to respond effectively if an emergency does Techniques for assisting victims of water emergencies are taught in this course however this course will not qualify you to be a Course participants will also learn what it takes to be a first customer mainte facility operations and emergency Swim tubing and games will also be included for all The cost of the camp is and will meet from 9 to 5 each Deadline for registration is July For more information or registration visit the parks depart ment in Landa Blood drive First Protestant Church is spon soring a blood drive July The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from to at the Scele Parish House located on Coll Appoint ments may be scheduled by calling the church office at School registration All returning Canyon High School students need to pick up registration packets next Students who will be in grades nine through 12 at Canyon High this fall should report to the cam pus July 24 or 25 from 8 to noon or from 1 to get their registration For more information contact CHS Principal Will Krieg at Advertising budget John advertising spe cialist from San Antonio will speak tonight at 6 on how to make the most of a businesses advertis ing The meeting will be held at the Municipal 424 South Castell For more information contact the Main Street office at Gardening workshop A fall gardening workshop is slated for Thursday 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 arc urged to Choir students New Braunfels High School choir students can pick up both the sheet music for district and region Sea Page 2 Good Day Highs near 95 and lows near 75 are expected today and for the next several days as partly cloudy condilions and winds from ihe southeast at 510 mph linger in South The chance for rain in The high in New flraun fels Monday was 93 and the over night low was For more weath er please see Page Inside DEAR TV 4yearold boy drowns Pointed message By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A 4yearold New Braunfels boy drowned Monday night in a back yard swimming pool after wandering away from said spokesman Martin Mayer of the New Braunfels Police Jacob Dean Knight of the 1000 block of Mill Street was watching car toons on television about 6 while his mother was in the bathtub when he unlatched the front door of the house and Mayer The mother reported that the child had never left the house on his own Mayer Police were called at from a local grocery store after the mother checked to see if the boy was playing on the toy horse Mayer After searching the area David Wilson discovered the boy in a swimming pool across the street from the The pool was almost empty except for three to four feet of some dark green slimy looking water at the deepest end of the Mayer An Emergency Medical Technician performed CPR on the child and when EMS arrived they determined there to be no vital Mayer The boy was declared dead by acci dental drowning by Precinct 2 Justice Body recovered after drowning at Canyon Lake By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The body of a San Antonio man who drowned off the point at Comal Park in Canyon Lake on Sunday was recovered yesterday by a Bexar Coun ty Sheriffs Department dive said Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Richard Arispe disappeared 80 yards from shore in an attempt to help a small boy who was having dif ficulty Hoherz The boy made it back to shore but Arispe did Hoherz Divers searched unsuccessfully for the victim Sunday night and returned Monday and found the body in about 50 feet of water at Hoherz Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Howard Curly Smith ruled the death to be accidental drowning at Hoherz of the Peace Doc Blanchard at There will be no he The work ethic is pointedly displayed in this posted in the 700 block of Landa Photo by Annalies Schlickenrieder Merger could benefit local Texas Commerce customers Date with death established Rodolfo sentenced to death by a Comal County jury in returned to New Braunfels Monday to be given his date with death by District Judge Robert In a quick hearing Monday morn Hernandez appeared before who set 16 as the date Hernandez will die by lethal Hernandez has been sitting on Death Row at the Ellis I Unit iff Huntsville since a jury found him guilty of shooting and robbing five Mexican nationals on a Comal Coun ty hillside in By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor A potential merger between the parent company of Texas Commerce Bancshares and Manufacturers Hanover could result in some positive benefits for Texas Com merce Bank and its according to a local hew institution will have stronger a more diversified risk profile and greater earnings pow said Bob president of Tex as Commerce BankNew In New York on Monday Chemical Banking the parent of Texas Commerce and Manufac turers Hanover announced a definitive agreement to merge in a stockforstock transaction creating the nations second largest The merger agreement was approved Sun day by the boards of directors of both institutions and signed by both chair men The merger is subject to approval by the shareholders of both institu tions as well as federal and state regu latory Officials say the merged organiza tion will be called Chemical Banking and will be headquartered in New With greater resources at their dis Texas Commerce BankNew Braunfels will continue to offer the latest in products served in a home town he Texas Com merce BankNew Braunfels has served Comal County since 1881 and had total assets on June 1991 of Kuempel optimistic about budget cuts By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor TJI the beginning hours Monday of the Texas Legislatures special ses Edmund Kuempel said he is optimistic lawmakers can trim a state budget to beat a projected billion I for one am ready to make some serious cuts to prove to the people of the state of Texas that we can do he Its something the conserva tives have been trying to do for a long said he will target in the next few weeks at cutting the duplication of effort he sees among state I think we do have a problem he I dont know that massive consolidation is going to answer that problem but certainly some consolidation and duplication of effort needs to be looked at very Kuempel said some state boards perform the same functions and need to be brought under the same Ann Richards on Monday endorsed consolidating and streamlin ing the state bureaucracy by eliminat ing more than 50 agencies and maxi mizing the federal funds Texas She proposes to beat the shortfall with a budget built on the state spending audit put together at her direction by state Com ptroller John Sharps proposal would carve billion from a budget shortfall esti mated at billion over the next two through spending cuts and fee Kuempel said along with most will look at Sharps plan very long and very A lot of it will he There are some problems with Kuempel said he believes lawmak ers will be able to solve the problem before the new budget period begins Wewill meet our I dont think were going to shut down education or state government or any thing he We will come up with solutions to the problems and we will come up with a Tshirts will commemorate upcoming Aggie Fish Fry Tshirts with a specially designed logo will be offered for sale at the Aggie Fish Fry in New Braunfels The Tshirts offered only in large and extra large sizes will be if ordered in advance of the or at the Fish Anyone wishing to order Tshirts in advance should contact Marvin Pust ka al 6258 The fish fry will feature former basketball coach Shelby the winningest coach in the history of Southwest Conference Reservations for the event may be made by telephoning Pustka or Dennis Heitk Heitk amps telephone number is 6257 The logo on the limited edition Tshiris was created by Joljn Puslka and features the Quadalupe Former students especially those in the Corps will understand the meaning of Marvin Johns said late last week as he unveiled the special Also to be the elder Pustka will be golf shirts bearing the legend Comal County Club New The golf shirts are a lot more Marvin Pustka grinned as he compared the two Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be used by the Comal County Club to provide Pustka Mexican marketing plan among issues addressed by Chamber board ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of Commerces Convention and Visitors Bureau this fall plans to increase marketing of the city as a tourism stop for Mexican The bureaus Strategy and Steering SubCommittee met last month to dis cuss marketing New Braunfels this fall in Monterrey and Mexico City because of their size and bureau Vice Chairman Lee Rodriguez told the Chamber board of directors during Mondays business luncheon at Krauses Chamber President Tom Purdum presented the idea to the sub committee using information pro vided by the Texas Department of Commerce Tourism Subcommittee members supported the plan based on information that 74 percent of Mexican traffic in Texas is by car and because Mexican travelers rank Texas as important for good reliable different cultures and outstanding Most of these tourists are affluent citi Rodriguez Other cities involved in marketing Mexican travelers were researched by applying that we feel New Braunfels is a vital Rodriguez Through it was noted that the prime travel time for these tourists are before and around May 16 and Funds for the advertising campaign will come from money budgeted but not used for other advertising pro The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board of represented by board Chairman Manard presented Chamber President Tom Purdum a chocolate cake commemorating his 30 years in New most of which has been spent as Chamber presi Photo by Mark Warnken he the sub committee approved use of up to in contingency if The Chamber board also voted unanimously to oppose sale of the Lower Colorado River Authority and to support extension of the slates enterprise zone program and increased funding for the stale high way Stale legislators and officials will be sent letters notifying them of the boards Board members voted to oppose sale of the Lower Colorado River Authoritys electricgenerating assets as part of the legislative effort to balance the states budget during the current legislative It would be unfair and not equit able because the ratepayers of LCRA would actually be helping the rest of the state solve some of their financial Purdum And then wed wind up with a rate increase on 2
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