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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY Maryland pair walk with kayaking gold See Sports P 7 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 499 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqu centennial March March New Braunfels Herald 410 HO16 17 nicRoPUBLISHINo 2627 E YANDELL EL PASO TX 79903 14 Pages in one section July Serving Comal County Home of DOUGLAS PARKER Vol 141 No 180 INSIDE STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Roger Sim mons Kyle Heitkamp Jimmle Meckel Adam Cortez Bryan Pullin Texas Tech send off scheduled Aug 1 The annual hamburger cook out hosted by the Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex Student Association will be held in honor of all freshmen attend ing Texas Tech All family and friends are invited to attend Sun day Aug 1 at the Riverwalk on the Wurstfest grounds Social begins at 5 with the meal and program beginning at The cost is for adults and for children under 12 Proceeds go to the scholarship fund RSVP by calling 6292163 Mike Doherty or 6257551 work or Peggy Morris at 625 9638 NBHS band begins practice Aug 2 The New Braunfels High School Unicorn Marching Band will begin summer band practice on Monday Aug 2 The sched ule is as follows Aug to 12 Frosh color Aug 5Aug to 12 all band members Aug 913 to 12 all band members Please call the NBHS Band Hall at 6256271 for more infor mation McQueeney VFD plans BBQ picnic The Annual McQueeney Volun teer Fire Department Picnic will be held Saturday Aug 14 at the airconditioned McQueeney Lions Community building on Hwy 78 six miles west of Seguin Great barbecue chicken and all the trimmings will be served from and again from 4 until 9 A drivethru service will be offered from to There will be games for the kids bingo from to PJTL a Ladies Auxiliary auction from 7 to followed L y a raffle The raffle prizes will include a Kleinguenther custom rifle and a condo weekend for two to Port Royal plus cash To get there take FM 78 to the McQueeney Lions Club located one mile east of McQueeney Call 3790660 or 5575621 for more information Proceeds will go toward expanding the fire station Rivercrest Night Out slated Aug 3 The Rivercrest Heights Neigh borhood Association will cele brate National Night Out on Tuesday Aug 3 with a meeting at Rivercrest Park Decorations should be in place by 6 for judging The meeting begins at 7 with a special visit from Toby Everyone should bring a lawnchair to share the run and good times Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeilung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Siammlisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share thf days happenings We invite you to share with NBU board approves 4 water hike HeraldZeilung photo by JOHN HUSETH Destructive fire A residence at 1924 Bretzke Lane was destroyed In a twoalarm fire that was reported at yesterday NBFD responded with two engines and a tanker while Bracken FD responded with two tankers also The fire damage was estimated at It was pretty much one firefighter said The fires cause is under Investigation By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels Util ities Board of Trustees approved a million budget Thursday that includes a potential raise in water and sewer rates The increase in rates must be approved by the New Braunfels City Council Robert Sohn NBU general manager said the new rates probably would not go into effect for six months to a year The increase for residential accounts would be approximately 4 percent if it is approved The increase in rates will result in some increased revenue for the city according to Sohn If the rates are approved 5 cents per gallons of water sold will be transferred to the city This would result in revenue of per year We have never given them any thing out of water funds he said The budget also includes a transfer of funds to the city of New Braunfels Sohn said this will be a one time payment NBU currently gives more than million each year to the city Sohn said the city requested more funds this year NBU transferred the funds from sur plus monies In addition NBU approved sending out requests for proposals for devel oping a plan for water conservation Main Street Project to host series of seminars throughout August By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Penelope Church director of the New Braunfels Main Street Project announced a series of seminars for small business owners will begin Aug 4 with a special kickoff session How to Succeed in a Competitive Market or How to Live Well With Discoun One of the purposes of the Main Street Project is help independent small business people hone their skills and stay abreast of the current mar said Church One of the ways we try to do that is to come up with small business seminars This series is geared at staying competi tive The kickoff is with Tom Guy toa Mr Guyton has successfully com peted with the big discounters as a small business owner and now travels Texas and surrounding states train ing independent business owners to enhance their business for a compet itive market He focuses on finding a complimentary niche to avoid com peting The series of four early morning seminars WakeUp will be held from at the Munici pal Building throughout August Penelope Church Other sem inars will include Aug 11 Expand ing Your Customer Base Where Havent You Looked presented by Debbie Schueneman UTSA Small Business Development Center San Antonio Aug 18 Effective Advertis ing Get the Most Bang for Your Buck in the 90s Market presented by Janie L Denton Director of Mar keting and Public Relations Arts San Antonio Aug 25 Visual Merchan dising Stop Traffic and Increase Sales presented by Glenn Reynolds and Jerry Shaw owners St Charles Gifts Antiques Art Sixth St and Barton Creek Mall Austin To register for any of the seminars which are open to all local small busi nesses at no charge call the Main Street Project office at 6082100 Final drug checkpoint arrests now convicted By GARY P CARROLL News Editor Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer said the final two defendants arrested during the drug interdiction checkpoints late last year have been convicted bringing to four the total number of convictions obtained during the checkpoint procedure The Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force set up a drug checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 in December of 1992 and pulled over cars for drug checks Tomas Martinez and Ventura Dias both plead guilty to possession of mar ijuana while charges against a passen ger in Martinezs car were dropped when Martinez confessed that the pas senger had no knowledge the drugs were present Martinez was charged with posses sion of between 50 and 200 pounds of marijuana while Dias was found to have between five and 50 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle Martinez and Dias will not receive the maximum sentences for their crimes due to the fact that they plead out but Reimer feels that the sentences will be substantial They wont get the max but Im sure theyll do some Reimer said The court held this at arms length because the last thing it needed was three test cases going on at the same One of those convicted as a result of the checkpoint was found guilty but had appealed the decision claiming the checkpoint violated his constitu tional rights of privacy and constituted an illegal search and seizure No decision has been reached in that case HaraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Painting project A youth group from St Paul Lutheran Church In New Braunfels has begun a house painting project where members paint homes of elderly citizens This group was found painting the home of Mary Ann Feltner on West Coll St Kids participat ing In the project Include Amanda Vetter Teresa Supulver Dawn Knudson Cerise Glllls David Supulver Deborah Llnnartz Matthew Hoffman Patrick Hoffman Amber Rauch Josh Miller David Glllls Mark Noble Ronnie Schwab and supervisors Kristin Swenson director of youth Pastor Judl Miller Harvey Haas Local United Way receives from GE fund From staff reports Joe Worl Executive Director of the United Way of Comal County announced that United Way organi zations in the midwest have received a special donation from the General Electric Foundation for flood recovery relief One of the largest corporate responses to date for the flood disaster the donation was presented to Elaine L Chao President of United Way of America at a meeting of relief agencies by Martin Hagl GE Lighting plant manager in St Louis Mo This generous support will be used by United Ways to sustain vital agency services ensuring that people affected by the floods are being said Chao We hope the example set by the General Electric Foundation will inspire others to make donations now when the need is the United Wayfunded agencies such as the American Red Cross have been on the frontline of the relief efforts The Salvation Army another United Wayfunded agency is reportedly serving some meals a day Fisher resigns effective Aug 31 Assistant DA says Its time to move on to better things By GARY P CARROLL News Editor After nearly five years prosecuting cases in Comal County Assistant Dis trict Attorney Robert Fisher has ten dered his resignation effective Aug Citing favorable employment opportunities elsewhere as the key reason for leaving Fisher said New Braunfels has been a very good expe rience for now its time to move on I hate to use the old cliche move on to bigger and better but thats what Im going to Fisher said I had considered this for quite sometime and in this profession there is a certain window of opportunity in which to seek out and now is the Although Fisher admitted that peo ple around town would speculate on reasons for his leaving New Braunfels he said the decision to leave was his own and he is not leaving because he is unhappy District Attorney Bill Reimer said Fisher has served the city of New Braunfels and Comal County over the past five years and feels confident Fisher will succeed wherever he goes Reimer would not comment on whether or not Fishers recent han dling of a sexual assault case was involved in his decision to resign We been a wash of controversy ever since the Curtis Wayne McBride he said in an inter view with the HeraldZeitung earlier this week When asked if he expected to leave the DAs office during the same interview he replied As of right now Im still Hes given me five years of hard Reimer said Hes done a good job for this Reimer said his office currently is interviewing candidates to replace Fisher and a new assistant district attorney should be named in one week For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144
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