New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 25, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

September 25, 1991

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 25, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas / *1 IV    - * Yf    '■ 25 Cents Vol. 139, NO. 221 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY I Home of Alva Lillian Neat Wednesday September 25, 1991 Two Sections, 22 PagesStammtischBest wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung withes “happy birthday” today to Kimberly Keoghan, Rolette Palacios, Kristen Malish, Henrietta Oeorg, Patricia Vela and Levi Garrett. Belated birthday wishes to Lisa Osteen and Elva DeLeon. Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Erwin and Irene Reininger. Belated anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Roland Smith and Jose Angel and Beatrice Gallegos. Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we'd like to share in the greetings.German folk songs Parents wanting their children to learn German folksongs are encouraged to bring them to Bavarian Village Restaurant Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. For more information call David C. Smith at 629-1785 after 3 pm.Volunteers needed Volunteers arc needed lo serve as hostesses and ticket sellers for this year’s Heritage Exhibit, sponsored by the Heritage Society at the Civic Center during Wurstfest. This year's theme is “The Home Front: 1941-1945.” To volunteer call Rose Marie Zipp at 625-2520 or Cora Jane Wclsch at 629-6504.Kitchen course The Comal County Extension Service is offering the American Heart Association's Culinary Hearts Kitchen course on Oct. 1, 2. and 3 at the Extension meeting room. The course will focus on recommendations to reduce the risk of heart disease. Lab experiences and food preparation will be a port of each session. The cost is $10 per participant and reservations are required. Call 625-9178 for more information.Flu vaccine Influenza (flu) vaccine is now available at the Comal County Health Department for a fee of $8 per person. The vaccine may'be obtained every Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m. The Health Department is located in the Comal County Courthouse in downtown New Braunfels. On Oct. 25 only the vaccine will be provided without charge to Comal County senior citizens through the sponsorship of the Downtown New Braunfels Rotary Club. For more information call 620-5595.Wdhnachtsmarkt This years Wcihnachisuiarkt is slated for Nov. 22, 23, and 24 ai the Civic Center in New Braunfels. A r oui id lr i p ticket lo Germany, compliments of Lufthansa Airlines, will be raffled off. Presale of raffle tickets is underway at the Sophicnburg Museum Monday through Saturday IO a m to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 pin. and the Sophicnburg Archives Monday through Friday IO a m. to 3 p in. Tickets are $2 each or three tickets for $5.Veterans to march All veterans of foreign wars arc invited lo join the George A. Gar cia VFW Memorial Host 11050 iii a veterans march in the Comal County Fair Pal ade Friday, So|M Bm STAMM TISCH, Pay* SAGood Day A nice day, sunny and with a high near 84, winds from tile north at IO-15 mph aid an overnight low near 52 is forecast. Similar email (UNIS are expected through Suialay. In New Braunfels Tuesday, the high was 89 aid the overnight low was 54. Iii lite 24 hour period elating at 7 a in today, 65 inch ol rain furs been recorded For weaUici details, see Page 2ARISIUS: CLASSIFIED  ...............5-SM COMICS,...............................10A CROSSWORD .....................SA DSAR ASST..........................SA EDUCATION...........................SB FORUM...................................SA HOROSCOPE.......................IGA KALEIDOSCOPE.................I    SM OPINIONS...............................4A RSCORDS...............................SA SPORTS...........................11-tSA TV LISTINGS........................ 10A WEATHER..............................SA Police and fire department personnel examine a burned out car in the driveway of a New Braunfels home One man was killed and an autopsy has been ordered. (Photo by Robert Stewart) Texas Ranger explains agency’s role By ROBERT STEWART Staff WH tar Texas Ranger Ramiro “Ray” Martinez spoke to the monthly meeting of the Republican Men’i Dub of Comal County Tuesday night. “I have been to different places and people don’t know about the Texas Rangers,” Martinez said. “As a matter of fact, our office in San Antonio receives calls from ume to lime for reservations to ball games." Some people know that the Texas Rangers arc a part of history bul don’t realize they still exist and play a role in law enforcement in Texas today, Mamnez said. The Rangers were founded by Stephen F. Austin to protect the early Texas colonies. They have been involved in fighung the Indians, serving in the Civil War, interceding in the war between cattlemen and fanners. as well as the salt war and the water rights war. Marline/ said. During the 1920s they dealt with bank robbers and the 1930s saw an oil boom in Texas with increased prob iems like killing, gambling, prostitution and robbery, he said. “Some of you may not know about the tequila wars dunng prohibition,” Martinez said “Mexican smugglers would bring tequila in — it was as bad as dope — and they’d have hellacious shootouts along the border " More ami more the Rangers started getting into law enforcement One problem was thai Governor Ma Ferguson began appointing unqualified people to the Texas Rangers as a political reward. In 1935, the legislate RANGER. Pag* 2A Autopsy ordered in fire death By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer An autopsy has been ordered in the death of a New Braunfels man about midnight Tuesday in a driveway vehicle fire in the 900 block of Hayselton Ave., said New Braunfels Police ChiefC Rollick” Mcaden “The vehicle was fully involved when we arrived,” said Captain Boh Reed of the New Braunfels Fire Department “When we got here we saw the man slowly Cal I out of the side of the car He was already dead “ Neighbors called the fire department after hearing loud popping sounds and the man screaming, Reed said. The white four wheel -drive Subaru station wagon was parked near the end of the driveway behind the bouse The body fell out of the driver's side door and came to rest on the driveway ‘There is a smell of gasoline in the front scat of the vehicle,” Recd said. “The house is secure with the TV on. Everything is very preliminary right now " The mini blinds on the fnxit windows of the house were open, through which the snail television could be seen. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R G “Doc" Blanchard declared the man dead arui ordered the autopsy, The name is being withheld pending posi live identification as the body was burned beyond recognition. Headon said. A neighbor, who did run wish to be identified, indicated that the mar who lived in the house usual I v kept to him self and didn t have many visitors The man lad lived in the house on Hayselton Ave. for about two and a half years, the neighbor vaid Hike in green fee, surcharge suggested By MARK WARNKEN Staff WHI* A special committee studying the fee structure of the municipal golf course recommended on Tuesday to the lamia Park Golf Course Advisory Board that green fees be slightly increased and thai annual fee golfers for the first time pay a small surcharge. The advisory board voted unanimously to table consideration of a non binding advisory board recommendation lo the New Braunfels City Council until the board’s next meeting on Oct, 24. Board member Don Sullivan originally made a motion lo table consider anon for 90 days, saying he needed lime to present the recommendations to member* of the Men s Gull Associ ation for feedback. But Chairman Bill Mabry said the council expected the board lo take prompt action on the recommendation, and the board agreed to a month delay. The special committee s non-binding recommendations — presented by its chairman. Bob Rceh — to the advisory board call for a $1 increase in the daily and weekend-holiday green fees on June I, 1992, and again on June I. 1994 Currently, the lees are $8 on weekdays and SIO on weekends. Although the committee recommended no change in the present annual fees, a surcharge of 50 cents on weekdays and $1 on weekends and holidays was recommended. Twilight and junior play would be exempt from the surcharge The annual fee for resi dents currently stands at $250 for one person and $350 for a couple The recommendations also call for allowing the purchase of tee times in advance for $2 per tee time per four some to allow for increased Mal ling lo handle this added operation. Non-reserved tee times would continue lo be available at no charge A recommended weekend tee time drawing would be subject to the $2 reservation charge. Another special committee recoin mcndaiion involved establishment of a $2 fee to a rider in a private cart unless the rider is paying an annual rail fee or is a family member ol the cart owner Income from this fee would be divided evenly between the city’s general fund and the gull course’s capitai improvement fund. According to the recommendations. a portion of the additional income generated by the recommended fee increases will be allocated to irH.rea.ses in the budget f or operation and maintenance of the course. Also, the special committee recommended that annual fee players at the la/da course be allowed to play at any new course owned by the city at designated non-peak traffic times at an affordable surcharge A Houston consulting firm recently recommended that a second municipal course is financially feasible, arid such a chain pmnship-qualny course is now under consideration by city leaders. These recommendations will not please everyone (may be no one), but they are our committee’s serious and conscientious attempt to be lair to all concerned," Rceh said in a truer to City Manager Haul Orohman accum panymg the committee’s recommendations Several of the about 20 audience members at Tuesday s meeting expressed opposition us some of the recommendations, especially establishment of a surcharge and a private cart l ee Ihe special committee made its recommendations blawed on a study of tee structures at urn* Mr area courses, a public meeting with local golfers and several .committee meetings, Keen said iii tfv let terr Magazine item, other articles focus on Hummel Museum By MARK WARNKEN Plait Writer The eye* of the Hummel world are beginning u> loc us on New Bi aludels, Mam to be the sue ol the world'* largest collection of two dimensional an by Sister MT Hummel. A lull page article iii the October issue of Collector's marl magazine toe uses on the collection of 350 Hunt met originals dun will be peimanently housed in a local museum, the loca litNi of which tuts been narrowed Lo three downtown sites, said C Hcib Skoog, the museumT temporary executive director The Associated Kress newspaper service recently distributed a story statewide about the planned museum, aud another magazine with national distribution, HUueWorld, is sdieduled lo publish an article soon, Skoog said. Museum official* also have been interviewed by a statewide Indio net work, lie said. Hie museum’s governing body, a lion profit corporation named I tie Hummel Museum Inc, recently iinaJ ized a tease purchase com/art with die Jacques Nauer family of Switzer land, steward* of the collection Che museum is scheduled to open in mid 1992. David laitioo, president of The Hummel Museum Inc . said the national attention bodes well (or die museum and its economic benefits for the community Che conservatively estimated 150,000 to 200,UUU visitors during die museums I ii si year ol operation will (lave a direct impact of more than $16 million and a total indued impact ol $66 million, Lai non said, “It will be a terrific economic impact on us. I think we're looking at it mote like another museum, but we really ought to be looking at it like anothei economic development pm-jeu," I anion said By comjsnimni, a museum lemming the Kiecious Moments line of cep amic figurines iii lop!ut, Mo., attracted 300,(JUD visitors during its first year, larnun said. Thai city has a population of about 40,000. The audio! of Ute Collector I mart article, Dean A Genih manager of a gift slurp in Eaton, Ohio, and one of the foremost U S experts and audion on Hummel art — has accepted an invitation to serve on the museum s Founders Advisory Board. “ll the museum is constructed and placed there as per the plan. I think that a lot of people will look to the museum a* a place to visit.” (Tenth said in a telephone interview un Wed itesday “'There’* never been an opportunity for Hummri collector* bere ut the United State* to see all ol Ute original artwork that will be on display ut the Nauer (amity collection Thai’* alway* been housed iii Swii zer land locked away in a vault arid not available to public viewing, even iii Europe T About 40 other experts in the diMc tent categoric*ut Hummel art such as lithograph*, figurines, plate* and the many other spec tai ties have been invited lo join the advisory hoard from the United Slates and Europe Several have already agiecd to serve and more could notion* are e*j«eeted iii the next couple weeks, Skoog san! “ The Advisory Hoard wilt primal! ly be people iii die upper cc fn-lorn of the Hummel world both in the United t Lr in t kl w* * I att ta sa* ^ :ai< I Hay Par Koi of H E B, loft, ano Luanda Kahny of Momumaxois School examine some of the products from national sponsors available locally (Photo by Annofies Schltckenneder)Some tickets remain today s Lifestyles with Homemaker* School* will be presented lo Comal C ounty consumers on Sept H) at the Ne* Braunfels Civ* Center laical sponsor* iii cooperation with the New Braun/eh Herald /etrang will provide an evening of tun, lear mug and prize*. I lh. imta Kahny, Homemaker* School (ionic economist. |>ro«itisc» lo prevent new recipe idea* (included in the* “Today * I ifestyle*” cookbook tree lo all attendees) thai are in tune with today’»lifestyle*. Rec ipe* involving both microwave and convent tor cal cooking methods wilt Hr featured, ss will a range of both mayday and compony fare all in eisxy to fix faith ion I achy w nu leis will uke home* lnic* id die do/Hi Of u>d»sJhc*s prepared White Oh* event is being staged ai no chaigc lo participant*, tic ken will be necesvu y lot admission lo Uh* Civ k Center T limited seating Only six tickets may be obtained by any lh-cr person, and organize** * ask thai you request only Uh* number you know you will need A limited ti ut liber ol tick I et* still are available ut lite Herald bu1 fifing ai HO I ain!** f Hketi were I donated by Kwik Kopy ;

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