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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Tins weeks restaurant inspection report See Page 2 150 CENTS COUNTDOWN 493 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquteentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZeil 0 j76 ST MICROPUBLISHINB E VAN DELL DR EL PASO TX 79903 10 Pages in one section Aug Serving Comal County Home of JACKIE ERBEN I Vol 141 No 184 INSIDE STAMMXISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Jackie Erben Fern Hlgginbotham Samantha Partida Happy Anniversary to Edward Karen ReMnger Domingo Sandra Vela Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled A blood drive for New Braun fels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug 23 from 10 to 6 at the law offices of Reagan Burrus Dierfcsen Lamon and Bluntzer located at 205 N Seguin Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations Walkins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625 8026 Sts Peter and Paul Rummage Sale set Sts Peter and Paul School Summer Rummage and Plant Sale will be held this week Fri day Aug 6 and Saturday Aug 7 The sale will be open 8 to 6 on Friday and 8 to 3 on Saturday There wil be all kinds of things for sale clothes furniture appliances toys housewares isi arid Beautiful plants Donations are still being accepted all this week at St Marys Hall on the school cam pus where the sale will be held For more information call 6251729 during the day or 625 6101 Friends For Rivers meeting scheduled Friends For Rivers invites the public to their next meeting on Thursday Aug 26 at 7 at Victoria Bank Trust 1000 N Walnut in New Braunfels The speaker Andy Goldbloom head of Texas Parks Wildlife Greenways Program will address River and Trail Issues throughout the state The meet ing will be held hi the Herb Schneider Room of the North Building Call 9064315 or 210 4383628 for more information New Braunfels Lioness meeting set The New Braunfels Lioness Club will meet Monday Aug 9 at Ryans Steak House at 1 1 Community blood drive set for Aug 13 The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Fri day Aug 13 from 1 to 3 pm in the KMart parking lot located at 1050 135 E The community blood supply is currently low offi cials have said If you are between 17 and 72 weigh at least 1 10 pounds and in good general health you can help by donating The process is safe simple and takes about 30 min utes For more information contact the South Texas Regional Blood Bank at 18002925534 CXL 217 Stammtisch The Ntw Braunfels Herald teuung invites Us readers to sub mit Items to Stammtisch According to the Sophlenburg Archives and members of the German communi ty Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the com munity to gather and share the days Iwpenlngs We Invite you to share with Cause of explosion still unknown By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer SEGUIN Officials at Enron Gas Company say they have already started an investigation into the cause of a natural gas pipeline explo sion that occurred Wednesday morning near Seguin The explosion occurred at approximately 2 Wednesday according to reports from the Seguin Fire Department According to reports it occurred between Mey er Road and Lehmann Road south east of the Zorn community The pipeline is and operated by Enron Gas Co of Houston Other owners of the line include Dow Company and Tenneco Officials said they could not say when the cause of the fire will be determined They explained the investigation is a lengthy procedure and will be thouroughly reviewed Enron officials also said since no injuries were reported the most important thing will be to get the line back in service The land on which the line is located is owned by New Braunfels businessman Carroll Hoff man It is being leased to Randolph Herzog Cat tle are being raised on the property According to reports several area fire depart ments were on the scene of the explosion Those departments responding included the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Office Texas Highway Patrol from Guadalupe Hays and Comal counties Oth er departments assisting included Seguin Fire Department New Braunfels Fire Department and San Marcos Fire Department Enron representatives said the fire was put out very quickly Reports show the fire was placed under control when the company shut off the flow of natural gas to the line Firefighters extinguished several grass fires caused by the flames In addition three homes in the aiea were evacuated and other residents in a onemile radius of the explosion were asked not to leave their homes The natural gas pipeline runs from Ft Stockton in West Texas to Katy a city near Houston Stranded amphibian HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH i i New Braunfels police yesterday responded to a report of a boat blocking the roadway at the 2700 block of Hwy 725 The boat and trailer apparently became disconnected from the vehicle that was towing and was not noticed by the driver who drove away from the scene The boat Is now In storage officials said Earning its keep Comal County Jail predicted to raise for housing inmates By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County official are predicting more than will be raised during Fiscal Year 1994 from income made by housing federal and state pris oners This amount is up from the raised so far during the 1993 fiscal year So far in 1993 has been paid by the federal government and has been paid by the state Money collected by housing federal and state pris oners is placed in the general fund and used to help pay county expenses Comal County Auditor Bate Bond said the gener al fund is used to pay almost all expenses except those paid for by the road and maintenance fund County Judge Carter Casteel said effective man agement in the jail has led to the additional revenue We have a sheriff who is very active in trying to manage the jail and using vacant space to generate revenue for the said Casteel However Casteel said she did not think the jail was originally built as a revenue generator It was built for the future but I dont think the jail was built to be a money she said We had a foresighted Commissioners Court that knew were going to have things happen in the said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremen Bremer agreed that the jail has been able to gen erate revenue because it has been carefully man aged ViWe only take prisoners or inmates when we have space he said We keep enough beds for our own The jail can house up to 145 inmates Bremer said approximately 40 to 50 of these are usually county inmates The rest are federal and state prisoners The county also has a contract with the immigration ser vice to occasionally provide housing for inmates for one night Bremer said the county usually has 90 to 100 extra beds However he said additional prisoners are not taken on weekends when the population of county prisoners is higher Management is the key to keeping it functioning properly and not getting said Bremer The jail was built in 1985 Bond said the costs of constructing the jail have been recouped However Bremer agreed it was not built as a moneymaking proposition United Way funding important to communitys support agencies EDITORS NOTE The following is the first in a continuing series of per sonal profiles on officers and direc tors for the Comal County United By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Wrlttr The United Way of Comal County is guided by a board of directors made up of 29 citizens who give their time and energy to assure that 27 agencies are able to provide services ranging from adult literacy programs to pro viding food for those in need One of those directors is David Sul lens publisher of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung Sullens reports that the local United Way fundraislng campaign is now beginning and those who have con tributed in the past are being contacted by letter to renew their support of the agency Don Maxwell is the chairman for the Advance Gifts fundralsing effort and anyone interested in making a con tribution may contact him United Way is important to this community because it supports all of those agencies that help people who need said Sullens It does it in a unified way by permitting us to make one donation that with the donations of others benefits all those agencies that help everybody from foster kids to dis aster victims Its important to realize that money stays he said Our participa tion in the United Way of American and the United Way of Texas is less than two cents of every dollar All the rest of that money stays in Comal Sullens has been involved with the United Way of Comal County for a little more than two years He was also active in the United Way in Gal veston and Paris Texas prior to coming to New Braunfels for a total of about 20 years Sullens was the managing editor of the Galveston Daily News for three years prior to coming to New Braun fels He was the editor of the Parts News and the public information offi cer for a threecounty region of the David Sullens welfare department prior to that and was the general manager for the Van Alstyne Leader Sullens and his family moved to New Braunfels three years ago His wife Connie is a teacher at New Braunfels Middle School and the Sul lens have three children two in college and one freshman at New Braunfels High School Sullens is active in the Rotary Club and is on the board of directors for the Greater New Braunfcls Chamber of Commerce Hearing for councilman Bremer tonight A public hearing concerning a recall petition filed against District 2 City Councilman Dan Bremer will be held Thursday at at the New Braunfels Municipal Building Meeting Room The hearing is being held to allow Bremer the opportunity to address alle gations made against him in the recall petition The council was presented with a petition last month It contains more than 200 signatures from District 2 Petitioners claim Bremer has not represented the wishes of his district and has threatened the election process The document requested an elec tion be called to consider the recall of Bremer The city charter gives Bre mer the right to hold a public hear ing However the charter does not provide a format for the hearing During a past city council meeting Bremer proposed guidelines for the meeting However the city council opted not to take action on it Classified ad brings student to community By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Martin Zech of Munich Germany wanted to find out more about the German emigration to the United States particularly to Texas for his graduation paper so he put an ad in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung The beginning was that I read in a tourist magazine that in South Africa the state language is German and I was so surprised that in South Africa there was the German language said Zech There were German emi grations to South Africa and German Mennonites in Paraguay And when I started working on this I found that one of my ancestors came to the Unit ed States in 1890 but he returned to Germany because he loved his home land so Zech became interested in the pock ets of Germans that existed throughout the world as a result of various emi grations and decided that would be the subject of his graduation Edda Buchner who was instrumental in Zechs eventual trip to New Braun fels explained that German students are required to write a paper as one of their finals in school Zech and his friend Christian Weingart will be in the for about three weeks Weve been here two weeks and tomorrow we fly to Chicago where I have another good friend who is the president of the Bavarian Club said Zech Here we visited Freder icksburg Night in Old Fredericks where there were several Ger man Bavarian bands It was very inter esting to see what people here think is the Bavarian style of life The bands werent very but I think Tex ans think that its Even though Zech didnt find much except the language that was still typ ical of modem Germany he did say that New Braunfels has much better McDonalds hamburgers than Munich does and he liked the hamburgers in local restaurants even better He also said he really liked the local Texas barbecue Zech had placed an ad in the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung looking for a German Texas farmer to visit Buchner saw the ad and notified LLoyd Reeh who begin a correspon dence with Zech that eventually result ed in Zech and Weingart both 18 visiting New Braunfels to do some research Zech particularly wanted to visit a rural area where there was a strong concentration of Germans The first colonists I think most of mem became said Zech In the country the German language and other customs are still alive the chances are better there In New York or the big towns you dont we many While here the boys enjoyed talking to locals in their native German tongue Yesterday we wen in Bracken at a bowling said Zech And we saw that most of the members of the club were Germans And it the church in this region we saw many people who could speak German and we could Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 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