Friday, April 30, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Her a 627 E YAN EL TX 79903 Serving Comal County Home of Pattl Still 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 115 river By GARY PVCARROLL HeraidZflltLng The Comal County Commis sioners Court discussed the pos sibility of fenfcing off the cliffs near Preiss Heights on the Guadalupe River during their meeting Thurs Preiss Heights has been the site of numerous including broken near drownings and drowning and officials are trying to prevent further inci The cliffs of Preiss Heights are located down river Bungy Over Texas and are at least 45 feet According to medical officials at McKenna Memorial Hospital and San Antonios Baptist Memo rial most injuries are not a result of hitting the but are sustained upon impact with the County Sheriff Jack Bremer said Seguin who own the had been approached about fencing off the but to date nothing has been indicated they have had this subject brought up before and it was something they wanted to take to their city Bremer County Judge Carter Casteel said since the area to be fenced belongs to the City gf Seguin it was their but New Braun fels and Comal County officials would work with them on any fencing Currently I sense theyre inter ested and they realize its a prob lem for the Casteel Where we end up I dont but were going to try to get something done within the next four The possibility of spending tax payers money to fence the area in is an option that Casteel sajd she would It would benefit us if I could use taxpayers money to fence it Casteel In the long it would end up saving us money by keeping the sheriffs office and the police and fire departments from going out there so County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander said each time an incident occurs at Preiss Heights in which the court system is it costs Comal County Its most expensive to our coun ty to have to police their Rheinlander Seamstress May Koenig of New Braunfels puts to the finishing toucheson a Hook costume Thursday afternoon in preparation for Saturdays Kindermasken Ian of New Braunfels is Capt ian James Hook from Peter Photo by Karla Dressing for Kindermaskenball By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung May Koenig has been making dirndles for Ger man dancers and for Wurstfest for but this year like others preparing for Saturdays Kindermasken is making costumes of a different Koenig created a Captain Hook costume and a 1915 ladies costume for The childrens masked dance is a long time tra dition in New Braunfels and is said to have been a continuation of the tradition that children lead the way in welcoming spring each a parade of costumed children march through town to celebrate May 1 every This the grand marshalls for the parade will be Rose Marie Leissner Gregory and Myra Lee Adams who recently authored the Kindermaskenball Past and The Kindermaskenball recently became a part of the Folkfest celebration to be held at Conser vation Plaza this According to the parade will start as it has traditionally at the New Braunfels Indepen dent School districts administration building on Mill Children will march downtown to San Antonio Street and proceed to the Main Plaza and down Landa to the old city hall which now houses the Sophienburg Kindermaskenball is one of the oldest ongoing events in GofF and Koenig said they would like to see a return to the days when designing and preparing costumes for the children was a year long project culminating in a day dedicated to children celebrating This year the parade starts at 10 Gregory and GofF will be signing their book about the tradition at Folkfest in Conservation Plaza this Tax brochure turns up on CISD campus Candidate says he will file an ethics complaint By ROSE MARIE HASH HeraldZeltung Three candidates for the Comal Independent School Dis trict board of Domingo Larry Neptune and Thomas expressed con cern Thursday about the distri bution of the campaign litera ture by district employees in district Steve also a school board is named on the CISD Association of Concerned Taxpayers Tax Facts Not Fic tion publication as the compil er of the data in the publica I dont think Comal Inde pendent School District employ ees should be distributing this kind of material they should stay the hell out of Herrera Especially when it has a candidates name on the It seems to me that the Comal Independent School District is endorsing Herrera said he would be fil ing a complaint with the voting ethics If they are favoring a single I think thats beyond their said Larry I dont think the schools should be passing out information endorsing candi Neptune said he would be looking into exactly what was done and whether or not it vio lated any election I think its inappropriate for the district or anyone in the dis trict to be handing out things like Bruce If this is Ill pursue CISD superintendent Joe Rogers said he investigated the issue and had been told a group brought the publications to the school campus and set them on a He said other copies of the material were brought to dis trict facilities by but so had the Tax Fact mate rials which this publication In response to the expression of concern by some of the can Rogers said there was no intent on the districts part to become involved although it should not have been Told that the publication urged voters to pass the bond issue and had a candidates name on Rogers said the copies he had seen did not have that Its a bunch of Rogers Were not going to get in the political arena were not that When told of some of the can didates Rich said he did not see any difference between the availability of this publication at school facilities and the previous availability of the Tax Fact publication at the Theyre concerned because it disagrees with their said Its simply a case of sour grapes because they didnt want the information Rich said his name is on the publication because he compiled the information and did not think it was fair to publish it He said it was not an endorse ment of his Rich said the school district was not given any copies by although some associations asked for and were given copies for their The material was published as an advertisement in the Her aldZeitung earlier this according to the Four other candidates con tributed funds for its publica Rich According to Mark spokesman for the Texas Sec retary of States the Elec tions its a very fine line and more information would be needed to determine whether it would be an issue for the ethics Woman charged in scam By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung A woman accused of scamming elderly New Braunfels residents out of thousand of dollars has been arrested in according to Captain Ray Dou glas of the New Braunfels Police Departments Criminal Investi gation Sharon Kay was arrested Sunday in Marshal and charged with five felony counts of securing the execution of a document by According to Collett was selling bogus insur ance policies and other financial products to elderly Warrants for Colletts arrest were issued in October of but Collett fled An inves tigation by Detective John Villarreal and assisted by the FBI resulted in the Officials are working on extra dition procedures to return Collett to Texas for but he said the process could take a accprding to state CVB ViAfi iW f Presi nl fi Hm1 i11 i Ill i wan i a i jmwjj f nlnan Kill mmiK MjwMjS Inside Stammtisch Election 93 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 sitting place reserved for a group of special people or a time set aside for members of a community to gather and share the days hap See more Stammtisch on pages Best Wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Lar ry Mark Debra John Kuck and Albert Belated Birthday wishes go to Chance Saturday Birth day wishes go to James and Lorine Startz Folkfest 93 Tickets are on sale for Folkfest sponsored by the Sophienburg Museum and the Heritage Society of New and the New Braunfels Conservation Folkfest will be held May 1 and 2 at the Conservation Plaza and Museum o fTexas Handmade Hours will be 10 to 6 and noon to 6 Demonstrations on sausage sauerkraut mak candle Indian folklore and much With every admission for adults 18 and attendants get a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to anywhere American Airlines courtesy of American Airlines and Rennerts New Braunfels Tickets can be purchased at the Sophienburg New Braunfels Resorts or the Chamber of Where to vote Comal County voters head to the polls tomor row to sound off on city and school dis trict proposi tions and See page 2 for a complete listing of polling places around the