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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas tt 25 Cents Thursday August 1991 188 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Laura Scherer Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Maria Vikki Mar Douglas Arthur Edna Stacy Mary Isabel Kevin Domingo Herrcra Frei da Daniel Elvira Tamara Myra Jene Betty Carrclio and Gary Butch Belated birthday wishes to Richard Belated anniversary wishes to Debbie and Randy Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Club meeting Senior MexicanAmerican Club will meet tonight at at Cypress Bend Any seniors attending New or Smithson Valley high schools arc invited to Texas Tech alumni All Texas Tech students and entering freshmen arc invited to attend a hamburger cookout and swim 11 at the Wurstfest Swim and social dinner and announcements at 6 Adults children under For reservations or more information call Peggy Morris Band boosters New Braunfels High School Band boosters will meet in the band hall at All parents arc Freshmen parents are particularly urged to The plans for the new sghool year will be The new band director also will be School registration All former and new students attending Canyon Middle School for the 199192 school year should register at the school on 13 and 14 from 9 to noon or 13 For more information call Community Chorale Community Chorale rehearsals for the fall season begins 7 13 at the Friendship Room of Eden Rummage sale La Mujer a nonprofit will sponsor a rum mage and bake sale 17 and 18 at the Weekend Flea 1661 Seguin from 9 to 6 Garage sale New Braunfels Dance Team will sponsor a garage sale Satur 10 and 11 at the Weekend Flea 1661 Seguin from 9 to 5 Reunion committee Viejos Amigos reunion commit tee will sponsor a fundraiser Satur1 10 at Our Lady of Perpe tual Help Church from 11 to 3 Barbecued chicken plates will sell for Dance school Registration for the 199192 Hermann Son School of Dance SM 2 Good Day Cloudiness building at midday today could yield a slight chance for The forecast includes highs near a low in the mid70s and southeast winds at 81 0 A belter chance for coupled with slightly cooler temp is forecast into the In New Braunfels Wed the high was 92 and the overnight low was In the 24hour period ending at 7 inch of rainfall was For weather please sec Page CLASSIFIED 1012 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR ABBY 6 HOROSCOPE 8 KALEIDOSCOPE 6 RECORDS 4 SCRAPiOOK 7 SPORTS 0 TV LISTINGS 8 WEATHER 2 Under glass Checking out the chances for rain from a secure spot on a this lizard stands in curving contrast to the sweep of clouds seen hovering over the area Clouds building today point to a slight chance for rain with precipitation more likely Friday or according to the National Weather Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder One 12 Pages Teen gunshot dies By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Douglas Matthew of the 300 block of Other Place Drive in New Rraunfcls died at Wednesday at Northeast Baptist Hos pital in San according to hospital Sanders was the victim of a self inflicted accidental gunshot wound to the head in an apparent game of chance with a said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Sanders was showing two friends at a house in the 600 block of Vicwcrest how the game Russian Roulette was played when the acci dent occurred around 4 He inserted one bullet into the wea spun the placed the gun to his head and fired police Sanders initially was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital and was later transferred to San Antonio where he remained in critical condi tion until his hospital officials NBISD candidates join forum By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Four candidates for the two atlarge positions in the New Braunfels Inde pendent School District board of trus tees election addressed the monthly meeting of the Concerned Citizens Coalition Bob Leo Felix Roque and Peter Olsen addressed the group of about 20 people at the Victoria Bank and Trust meeting Bob incumbent board presi said that integrity and accountability are three important factors in the makeup of a board Self was first elected to the board in 1977 and has served as board president for the past seven I feel that teachers are overbur dened with which takes them away from Self We need to find ways to reduce their work load and let them Leo Chafin retired as a teacher from New Braunfels High School last He emphasized his heritage of being in the district and having a Ger man Most of my life and career has been centered around Chafin My blood runs blue NBHS Felix Roque has served for 20 years as a member of the New Braun fels Police He said that focus on the education of the kids is a Group learns about goals of Nature Conservancy primary I know a lot of you from my involvement in other community Roque I feel I cancontribute as a member of the school Peter a minister and teacher at First Protestant Church in New Braunfels said that he has run for the school board before and hopes to be successful this I will be an advocate for educa not a financial Olsen I believe an income taxjbr edu cation would be fairer than the ad val orem property Atlarge incumbent Arlon Hermes and District One incumbent Nayo Zamora were not at the United effort As someone who has run I give all the candidates a said NBISD Trustee Margie It takes guts to stick out their show they Discussion at the meeting also turned to Wednesdays court ruling that the County Education District is The CED is a way to take away local Raborn The CED members can make no decision by themselves but must do whatever the legislation tells I assure you that its going to cost you money in the Self Also speaking at the meeting was Carolyn Phillips of Securing a Future Environment She passed out large firecrackers that are actually mailing tubes containing information about the groups efforts to raise money to fight the Lafarge Corpora tions proposal to burn toxic wastes in New The Concerned Citizens Coalition is a group that meets monthly and has three goals accountabil ity and according to She said there are no membership fees and anyone is invited who would like to discuss or hear about The next meeting will be Septem ber By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Nature Conservancy seeks to protect rare plants and animals by pro tecting the places they need to sur said Rebecca associate director of public We are losing natural resources and species very she And we dont know what thai is doing to us in the long While scientists years ago esti mated that one species per day was lost to current calculations put losses at up to 25 species of plant and animal per Bernard One fourth of the earths species are predicted to be extinct by she Plants and animals function in a very interactive way within When some elements of the ecosys tem are things begin to she Bernard spoke Wednesday night to the monthly meeting of the Con cerned Citizens Coalition in New The Nature Conservancy tries to maintain a balance between protect ing the environment and considering people Their philosophy Is that the goals of conservation can bo met while still realizing the people SM 2 City Parks and Recreation crews on Wednesday erected two of Comal Countys four United Way thermometers In downtown New Braunfels this one on Main Plaza and another at the Civic The campaign kicks off August Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder WORD river cleanup hits mark ByOREQMEFFORD lo Cleanup crews for the Water Oriented Recreation District have recycled more than pounds of aluminum removed from the Lower Guadalupe River during an eight week according to agency In a recent a district vol unteer said crews removed and recy cle pounds of aluminum filling approximately 290 trash bags in the The effort represented cans collected during the first half of the regions 16week recreational Because only clean cam can be turned in for an equal number of cans was reported discarded due the accumulation inside of river New Braunfels sticks to Water Awareness plan Although the dropping Edwards Aquifer level has trig gered watersaving measures in San Schertz and San the first stage of New Braunfels mandatory conservation plan remains in The Water Awareness declared in effect June 19 by City Manager Paul regulates water usage beyond the citys yearround Under the yearround landscape plants and veget able gardens can be watered with individual sprinklers on hoses or with sprinkler systems only between 7 and 9 Watering by handhold hose and buckets is not Additional wateruse restrictions under Water Aware ness prohibit the filling of new swimming hot tubs and similar but not the filling of existing facili Vehicles washing is permitted only on Monday through Thursday with handheld hoses or The city has reduced fire hydrant flushing and New Braunfels Utilities has reduced sewer line flushing under the first stage of the conservation industrial and commercial water users have been asked to conserve as much as Restaurants now are allowed to serve water only upon but most establishments adhere to this practice Stricter conservation measures will go into effect in the second stage of the citys conservation Water said crews collected mwnben also removed approximately two bags of garbage metal raft parts and baby for every one bag Among the pounds of hard The c removed from the river were plastic and crews cover roughly 18 miles of river area and work hard to reduce Crews staffed by a 12member group work several days throughout the passing out mesh garbage bags to river users and requesting that they help combat the litter Because traffic along the 11mile stretch of the Upper Guadalupe River is less only four 55 gal lon barrels of garbage is removed from the Rebecca Creek and Spects access points every Half of the garbage regularly is turned in for The many volunteers assisting in the effort range from interest indivi duals to scouting Theyre really whether its the Friends for Rivers volunteers or my paid said Betty WORD 1 dont think you can pay anyone enough for what they Walls They have to be dedicated to the Money collected from the recycling program goes back into the district to be utilized for the purchase of addi tional bags and funding future clea nup Patrols are issuing warnings and tickets regarding littering and posses sion on the water of such illegal materials as glass and
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