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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY National AllStars slide by Sequin S 50 CENTS New Braunfels HeraldZeitung 10 Pages In one section July Serving Comal County Home i of Jason Farmer I Vol 141 No 164 INSIDE Water 4 910 STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Karen Nance KookieBarboza William L Schumann II Kristi Hartman Ewing Moore Jessica Aleman Rene Garcia Alfred Shorty Freisenhahn Happy Anniversary to Gary Susan Weishaar FBC Canyon Lake Summershine set Summershine will be the theme for Vacation Bible School set for July 12 through 16 at First Baptist Church of Canyon Lake Activities and study are planned for children age three through sixth grade Featured will be Bible stories and study crafts and much more as the car nival theme Summershine fun continues through the week Gordon Hightower Pastor and Janet Curtis VBS extend to everyone an invitation Parents are welcome For further information call 9643457 Women in Business meeting scheduled Canyon Lake Women in Business wiUhold its next meet ing to 1 tomor row at the Woodlands Country Club in Canyon Lake Guest speaker will be Ken Stewart of the Small Business Adminstra tion Guests are welcome Please contact Pam Welch for reservations at 8993458 Symphony Guild memberships The New Braunfels Chapter of the MidTexas Symphony Guild urges everyone to support Mae stro Akira Endo and the sym phony in their 199394 Enchanting Member ships are available in two cate gories 15 for active and for associate For more information call 6250221 or 6256411 Canoeing course preregistration The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer Session II runs July 31 and Aug 1 Preregistration is required and will be taken at the parks office For more information call 629PARK Comal County ACS planning big gala The American Cancer Society is planning their biggest fundraising event of the season Reservations for the Starlight Gala scheduled for Aug 13 are now being accepted The public is invited and monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County For more information call 6295717 The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisck According to She Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Help still needed for young Megan Byler Liver transplant just one call away By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Help is still needed to cover medical expenses for oneyear old Megan Byler who is awaiting a liver trans plant Megan is the daughter of Bill Byler and Vivian Conway Byler and grand daughter of Harold and Billie Con way all of the New Braunfels area She has been undergoing treatment for myleria artesia a condition in which the liver does not fully develop Megan is second on the list for a liver transplant at Hospi tal in Houston according to her grand mother Billie Conway She was discharged from San Anto nios Methodist Hospital July 3 Shes out of the hospital now but shes still getting said Conway Were just waiting for the phone call to go to Donations by WalMart HEB Anthonys Jewelry and Regis Hair Styling have contributed to a fundrais ing effort to cover some of Megans medical expenses For a donation contributors will be eligible to win gift certificates worth about Conway said We really need some help to reach those who may wish to donate If any civic organizations could help us they can call me at The fundraiser drawing will be held July 15 so those wanting to donate or help the Conways reach others who may want to donate should call her as soon asfpossible According to Conway approxi mately is needed to cover the costs of removal and transport of the liver once a donor is found Those costs are not covered by the Bylers insurance A trust account has also been set up at Schertz Bank and Trust Box 800 Schertz Texas 78154 Headon collision HeratdZotong photo by JOHN HUSETH A headon collision involving a Cadillac and a pick up happened yesterday at approximately on 81 in Solms Ironically there were no injuries As of Thursday morning police had stiSI not released names of persons involved in the accident Officer Pete Villarreal of the New Braunfels Police Department foreground worked the wreck Fourth of July arrests top figures from Memorial Day By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Law enforcement officials were busy last weekend as the number of people taken to the Comal County Jail during the July 4 holiday weekend topped those housed in the jail during Memo rial Day weekend According to Comal County sher iffs deputies more than 170 people were either ticketed or arrested this weekend According to statistics 60 people were charged with public intoxication 35 with criminal trespass 11 with dis orderly conduct 28 with narcotics related offenses eight with driving while intoxicated 11 with traffic relat ed offenses three with assault and two with unlawful carrying of a weapon The jail was filled to capacity during parts of the weekend On Friday 168 prisoners were housed in the jail On Saturday 199 were being held and on Sunday 227 Monday began to drop again with 179 prisoners housed in the jail The average occupancy of the jail during the weekend was 180 compared to 171 on Memorial Day weekend Comal County Chief Deputy Elwood Hoherz said the rowdy crowds were expected He added that a possible drowning at Canyon Lake took a lot of officers away from their normal patrol duties According to Hoherz the Guadalupe River was the main source of trouble on Friday and Saturday However he said the Lake turned bad on Sunday because of people driving into town for one day Sheriff Jack Bremer said the arrests and events of the weekend were what he expected He added the office could have made even more arrests With as many people as we had on duty we were still short We could have arrested another 75 to 100 peo he said New Braunfels police Sgt Mack McEachern said the crowds this week end were the largest he has ever dealt with in his 20year career He estimat ed the crowd numbered between and people We were fortunate we did not have a bad crowd They appeared to be mel low and the arrests were he said McEachern said most of the arrests were made for possession of marijua na and public intoxication Seguin Canyon Lake newspapers available at the HeraldZeitung From reports New Braunfels residents can now pick up copies of the of both the Seguin GazetteEnterprise and the Canyon Lake Times Guardian as well as the HeraldZeitung at con venient driveup newsracks at the HeraldZeitung 707 Landa Ours is a closely knit said HerddZeitung Publisher David Sul lens People who live in Ihe Seguin area or at the Lake work and shop in New Braunfels and vice versa and they want to see these other area newspapers Sullens continued weve had a really enthusiastic response to the convenience of the Herald Zeitung driveup rack so we just decided to provide our two sister papers with the same kind of con venience Like the HeraldZeitung Sullens said the Seguin newspaper is a dai ly that is published Tuesday through Friday afternoon and Sunday morn ing The HeraldZeitung publisher said he expects the GazetteEnterprise tq be available at the HeraldZeitung rack by 2 every day The Times Guardian is a weekly product and will be in the newsrack at the HeraldZeitung by 7 every Wednesday The HeraldZeitung itself is avail able at the newsrack at the newspa pers offices by every day Home suffers fire smoke damage By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels firefighters respond ed to a house fire Wednesday that occurred at 1058 Lee St The fire was reported by a neigh bor at approximately Wednesday at the home of Mel Thames According to New Braunfels Fire Marshal John Herber the fire was vis ible from the front of the house and was confined to the living room Smoke and heat damage was found throughout the house Reports show the fire was traced to an air conditioning cord that was reported to be overloaded Fire depart ment officials ruled the fire accidental Herber said the fire was put out quickly and no injuries were reported He added that fire was put out with portable fire extinguishers Damage to the home is estimated at Herber said there were no smoke detectors in the house Local sales tax collections are up by 5A By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels city sales tax collections year to date are up percent according to statistics released by the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce More than million has been collected from January to May 1993 Last year million was collected Sales tax collections in May 1993 show an increase of percent compared to the same month last year Mays col lections were compared to in May of 1992 New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Michael Meek said although the increase is small it is a positive sign If its not going down thats a good sign In todays competitive market just maintaining it is considered a vic tory We constantly have to add just to stay he said County sales tax collections showed a slight decrease of 23 percent County collections are down from to However year to date the collections have increased percent Between the months of January to May 1992 was collected Collections during January to May 1993 were Meek said the May decrease is no cause for concern since June figures could be up We must look at the entire period of time One of the many positive aspects of the tourist industiy is the impact of a lot of new he said Todays Texas Lottery numbers 7 8 15 42 46 47 Jackpot million
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