Thursday, July 18, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 18, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLi COPY 25 Cents 173 Thursday July 1991 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS COUNTY Home of Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Vivian Darlenc Jordan Brady Melissa Eddie Heather Joe Cordo va Ana Ema Pehl and Roy Belated birthday greetings to Judy Robert Carmen Leos and Albert Happy anniversary today to Cindy and Scott Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Open house Get a sneak preview of the new Seniors Center of Comal County during Open set for noon to 3 Sunday at the facility under renovation at 651 Landa Every one is invited to tour the Refreshments and entertainment will be Park concerts Longtime New Braunfels resi dent Alan Voight and the Fiying Zippers will perform tonight at at the Landa Park dance slab as the 7th annual Concerts in the Park series Also per forming Bubba Brown and Patsy Coleman and Bobby and Jody Jenkins and the Jody Jenkins Band of San The concert sponsored by Gaynes Pro Miller Genuine Herald BugaMeister and the New Braunfels Parks and Recrea tion Department is free and open to the Blood drive First Protestant Church is spon soring a blood drive The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from to at the Seele Par ish House located on Coll Appointments 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 Kricg at Realty class New Braunfels Board of Real tors is sponsoring six hours of Tex as Real Estate Commission Mandatory Continuing Education July 25 at the Faust All licensed real estate agents and brokers arc required to complete 15 hours of training for license Offered will be Buyer Agency from 1 to and The Resi dential Unit As An Investment from 6 to Fee per course is for New Braunfels associa tion for Texas Asso ciation of Realtors members and for For infor call See Page 2 Good Day The chance for late afternoon and evening thundershowers con tinues with a high near 96 forecast for today and an overnight low near 75 Similar conditions should conclude the week with highs in the mid90s and lows in the Wednesdays high in New Braunfels was 94 and the overnight low was In the 24hour period ending at 7 inch of rain was For more weather infor please see Page Inside DEAR SCR 7 TV Damage to a 1985 Honda Prelude and a 1988 Chevrolet Suburban is apparent after a headon collison on rainslick Frederickburg Road Wednes day Two occupants of the Honda were treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital occupants of the Chevrolet were unin Photo by Robert Stewart One 10 Pages Rain led to headon collision By ROBERT STEWART SUHWrlttr A 1985 Honda Prelude was south bound in the 600 block of Fredericks burg Road in New Braunfels Wednes day due to rainslick condi the vehicle slid across the center stripe and came into headon collision with a 1988 Chevrolet said Officer Robert Parchman of the New Braunfels Police The Honda was being driven by a 16yearold girl and her passenger was another 16yearold Neither was wearing Parchman Both occupants of the Honda were transported by New Braunfels EMS to McKenna Memorial They were treated for lacerations and con hospital officials The driver of the Suburban was Betty wife of local vet erinarian Kent There were several children in the as Fischer was giving them a ride home from Schlitterbahn because of the No one in the Suburban was All were wearing seat I saw her coming across but there was nothing I could Fischer That particular hill on Fredericks burg Road has been notorious for EMS personnel City awarded grant for downtown trees The city of New Braunfels has been awarded a grant from the Texas Forest Service for trees on the perimeter of the downtown plaza and in front of the municipal complex as part of its Small Business Administra tion Tree Planting Five Texas red oak trees will be planted at the Municipal Complex and 11 will go in front of the businesses around the not in plaza said April the citys spe cial projects A pecan tree also will be planted downtown near the The trees will be six or seven years she The Small Business Administration allocated million for the nation wide tree planting program with Tex as receiving about The Texas Forest Service mailed program guidelines and applications to Texas cities in late and the city of New Braunfels submitted its grant applica tion on July Goldsmith coordinated the applica tion effort withthe help of the parks city engineer and Landscap ing The grant requires a 45percent loc al match from the Besides in cash for the remaining will be city staff The citys master plan calls for landscaping improvements down including sidew alks and vintage light This all the sudden give us the impetus to get the trees in without costing the public here any said City Manager Paul Hopefully well have some folks come and well be able to put the benches and light fixtures in as This is the fastest grant award I have ever said David Parks and Recreation Department Of this will make See Page 2 Three guns some archery equipment are among items from a recent Spring Branch burg lary recovered in a recent operation by the Comal County Sheriffs Photo by Robert Stewart POLICE ROUNDUP All property from burglary is recovered By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Comal County Sheriffs Department has made a 100 percent recovery of stolen property taken in a June 29 burglary of a habitation on Sun Valley said Chief Deputy Wayne Recovered by Criminal Investigator David Ott were three an elaborate archery a Canon camera with zoom a portable a leather jacket and several other Hoherz Valentin Pecino of the 100 block of Mitchell Road in Spring Branch has been arrested and charged with burglary of a Bond was set at by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred A 16yearold juvenile from Spring Branch also has been arrested in the A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Aabram Scth of the 500 block of Parkview Boule vard in New Braunfels for burglary of Howell is expected to turn himself in Ott See Page 2 Bridge project on 306 could save pipe ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer A Texas Highway Department project in northwest Comal County scheduled to start Monday will bridge the state highway systems largest metal pipe which is showing preliminary signs of structural The huge constructed in carries water from Devils Hollow Creek under FarmtoMarket Road 306 to Canyon said Bobbie highway department resident engineer in Comal The creek is dry most of the but flows fier cely after highintensity rains on the upstream he The slightly ovalshaped about 40 feet wide and 238 feet is thought to be the largest metal pipe structure on state Hasert Slight shifting of the current road way supported by the pipe is evident by looking closely at the guard he The new freestanding bridge to be installed will span the pipe to allow motorists to continue to cross safely in case of catastrophic collap Hasert In my best engineering that structure is under It might collapse and kill and I cant sleep well at night with a situa tion like Hasen The pipe structures roof is not the main rather its the which has raised slightly off its bed ding in some There are no visi ble signs on the upstream end of the pipe that the occasional roaring waters are eroding soil he Support beams inside arent pos sible because they would inhibit flow through the designed to handle floods up to the 25year We feel that there is enough rea son for concern here that we have to inconvenience the public by closing this road to give them a safe crossing of this Hasert To remove the pipe and the sur rounding fill entirely would require a longer project to install a much more expensive bridge about three times as long as the 115foot span planned and an enormous concrete trough under he We will leave this structure in here and continue to monitor Hasert We want to find out how much stress this structure will take before it really or if it will ever The Austin contractor on the pro ject will be required to use caution and unusually small equipment when removing some of the fill on top to install support beams for the Hasert The pipe structure was constructed as the most costeffective way to allow waterto pass under the roadway being built over the Before the original installation pro ject was the pipe began to show slress during backfilling around Hasert Highway department and pipe company engineers adjusted the backfilling technique and rein forced the top of the pipe with steel Bobbie state Highway Department resident engineer in Comal examines signs of structural stress on the huge pipe under FM The project is thought to be the largest metal pipe structure on the state highway Photo by Mark Warnken Road closure begins Monday ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer FarmtoMarket Road 306 will be closed from Eagle Rock Road to North Cranes Mill Road starting Monday throughout a projected eight 10 10week bridge construction Bobbie the state Highway Departments resident engineer in Comal said the pro ject is needed to make travel safer on FM 306 over the immense drainage pipe at Devils Hollow Creek in the northwestern part of the The project involves installation of a freestanding bridge over the struc thought to be the biggest metal pipe structure on the state highway The pipe has been showing slowly increasing signs of stress since installed more than 20 years he The new bridge will allow safe pas sage over the dry creek bed if the pipe were to someday he Traffic on that part of FM306 is relatively about 900 cars but the 18mile detour will of course inconvenience many trying to rave cast from the northwest comer of the county to the Canyon Lake business Hasert The stretch of road to be closed has only two drive both to ranch he

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