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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels HeraldZeitu April 1993 Serving Comal County Home of Jenny Petrle 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 91 Mary Jane Sandberg Thrift shop care passed to new hand By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung For more than two Mary Jane Sandberg has been the manager of the New Braunfels Senior Citizen Cen ter Thrift During that she has reached the financial goal she set for the shop and Now she has turned over the reigns to Rose Although she is Sandberg plans to stay active in volunteering at the thrift shop and said she plans to catch up on projects around her house she has not had the time to take care of over the past several Im still going to volunteer on Sandberg And who maybe something else will come along that I will want to get involved Sandberg was instrumen tal in beginning the thrift shop nearly three years and since has seen the shop increase its space and thrive s The thrift shop offers cus tomers bargain prices on pre used including cloth ing and household dur ing Wednesday through Sat urday business All of the proceeds from the sale of thrift shop merchan dise goes toward paying for the cost of running the Senior Citizens All thrift shop workers are Incoming manager Rose who has worked at the thrift shop since it said there are 25 volunteers who give their time to the thrift shop and help keep things running The volunteers take dona mark the items and sell them to the and without them the thrift shop could not I just hope that when Im at an age where I start using the senior center more that the thrift shop is still Hooker The Senior Citizen Center Thrift Shop is located behind the Senior Citizen Center on Landa Hours of operation for the shop are Wednesday through to sheriff merger is unlikely By GARY CARROLL HeraldZoitung New Braunfels and Comal County offi cials agree combining the police and sher iffs departments could improve service and reduce taxpayers but County Judge Carter Casteel called such a merger unlikely in the immediate Casteel said the Commissioners Court would be willing to hear about the effects such a merger might have on the Casteel said both the county and the city are Very and she felt the likelihood of a merger happening was highly It would be a most interesting process to go through and I probably wont see it in my Casteel But thats not to say that we shouldnt attempt to always cooperate to conserve taxpayers Police Chief Dick Headen said a combi nation of the two departments would streamline the crime prevention and law enforcement processes in the Although efforts between the two agen cies have been combined through the joint use of the county Headen said he felt it would take intricate political maneuver ing for a complete merger to ever come There would be an awful lot of elimina tion of duplicate like in adminis tration and Headen But the biggest problem would not be the mechanics of it between Sheriff slack Bre mer and The biggest problem would be in being able too work it out Headen said the Metro system of law enforcement has a proven track record in cities such as Texas and Los Ange Headen also called Comal County the ideal spot for the combined system since the county has only one major Headen said the structure of the system would not be much different than the cur rent law enforcement As for who would head the Headen said that was a point to be worked out prior to a but agreed iff should take the reigns because of the nature of his The sheriff is a constitutional office hes elected by the Headen said If something like this were to ever he could remain as the top law man and I could be the second in Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer agreed there would be economic benefits to be reaped by a but couldnt spec ulate on the There is certainly some merit in the economics of it especially in administra tion and Bremer But right my role would be a fact finding mission and a proposal would be presented to the Elderhostel wraps up spring visit By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung Thirtynine Elderhostelers gathered at the downtown band stand Thursday night to wrap up a week of exploration and edu cation in New The Elderhostel participants came from as far away as Cali fornia and and from as near as but all agreed the week in New Braun fels was a treat no matter how far they had to Elderhostel is a nonprofit orga nization for older adults looking to explore new areas and learn about different aspects of life in the regions they Elderhostel programs are usu ally associated with colleges and which makes the New Braunfels program some what according to Clyde Blackman of the Sophienburg an Elderhostel volun Since the program began here nearly two years New Braunfels Elderhostel Coordina tor Mary Anne Hollmig said she has seen quite a few older adults who simply enjoy They dont want to just sit and let life pass them Hollmig They want to be a part of These are all really vivacious Elderhostelers spent the week learning of New Braunfels Ger man visiting local muse and enjoying the flavor that this area of Texas has to Events included a trip to the Sophienburg Museum and Conservation and drive down scenic River They seemed to enjoy the and they really seemed to enjoy visiting with the local people and the Hollmig The volunteers were just so gracious to every The Faigs from the Jacobs from and the Bischoffs from Oregon echoed this The people have just been so Jacobs Theyve welcomed us into their commu nity and weve really enjoyed The next Elderhostel program in New Braunfels is scheduled for Bob Effinger of New Braunfels putts around Thursday afternoon on the Landa Park Golf On the HeraldZeitung will begin a series looking at the hardest holes to hit in Comal County and they are Photo by Karla No charges to be filed in shooting By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung District Attorney Bill Reimer said he will not file charges against a Canyon Lake for the April 1 shooting of Duddley Alan based on the results of a Comal Coun ty Sheriffs Department inves Reimer said an investigation into the incident indicated the the 49yearold woman shot Franks four times in self defense following a disagree ment between the The 25yearold New Braun fels man was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Curly Autopsy reports revealed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the Sheriffs office reports indi cated a total of four shots were fired at Franks from a cal iber hand gun three striking him in the chest and one in the According to the results of a sheriffs department investigation did not warrant fil ing charges against the Reimer said the decision not to file charges does not prevent further investiga tions from being conducted by the sheriffs Reimer also said the decision does not completely remove the possibility of future charges being filed against the employees cited for safety record By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung A savings was realized by Comal County due to outstanding safety County Engineer Tom Horriseth told county officials You pay workmans compensation rates according to the risk factors assigned to each Hornseth Our rate would have cost approximately but the Texas Association of applies certain dis counts and factors based on past By their safo these employees are saving the county Homseth presented four awards during the weekly Commissioners Court three for employees of the Comal County road department and one for the county tax asses The awards were given by the Texas Safety The tax office received the groups highest the Award of Hon for their record of 18 years without a job related injury or workmans compensation In the road David Jonas received an Award of Honor for his 39 years of service in Comal Ignacio Nacho Martinez received an Award of He has been with Comal County for 18 Juan Torres received an Award of Achievement for his 12 years of service with out an onthejob In other the commissioners voted to designate all county work areas and offices smoke The resolution includes the Justice of the Peace sheriff departments aux iliary offices and other county Commissioner Cristina Zamora reported she was working with the Social Security Administration to improve service for Comal County which has no Social Security She said she had solicited assistance from Frank Tejeda and Bob Krueger and was talking to the Social Security Admin istration about possibly training volunteers to assist citizens with Social Security Inside Stammtisch Sports AUTO WATER The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German Stammtisch represents a sit ting place reserved for a group of special people or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days happen See more Stammtisch on page Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Katie Libby Patricia Eric Jeanette Brandt and Pete Saturday birthday wishes go to Dolly Havekost and Jenny Anniversary wishes go to and Sulgencio Caballero Gilbert and Ortencia Steven and Blanca Sanchez and Cur tis Tootle Friends For Rivers Friends For Rivers will hold their second annual Water Quality Forum beginning at 7 April 29 at Victoria Bank and 1000 Walnut Speakers representing GuadalupeBlanco River Larry Andersons CHS chemistry classes and Annette Hanleys SVHS Ecology club will detail their involvement in Texas Sponsored by the Texas Water Commission and Friends For Rivers Texas Watch is a volunteer network that assists the state in monitoring water quality in area CHS baseball Johnny Canyons ace starter from returned to action Thursday night to pitch a fivehitter and strike out 11 in a 103 win over Smithson Valley that included a benchclearing See Page 11   

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