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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Wake Up Call series continues tomorrow See Page 3 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 489 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZeit 10 Pages in one section Aug Serving Comal County Home of JASON CONNIE FARMER I Vol 141 No 187 INSIDE 6 STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Bila Rio Mary Hlnoyosa Betty Meckel Dan nie Duncan Happy Anniversary to Jason Connie Farmer James Jane Wade Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled A blood drive for New Braun fels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug 23 from 1Q to 6 at the law offices of Reagan Burrus Dierksen 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 McKenna seeking historical info McKenna Memorial Hospital needs your help in acquiring any information pertaining to the his tory of the hospital McKenna is celebrating its 40year anniver sary in October of this year The hospital was built in 1953 A brief submission consisting of a short written summary of something unique that happened in a particular year trivia pho tographs of any items of interest in relation to the hospital through the years would be beneficial Please submit your items to McKenna Memorial Hospital attn Tim Brierty Hospital Development 143 E Garza New Braunfels 78130 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 in the Herb Schneider Room of the North Building Call 9064315 or 210 4383628 for more information 1MB deadline is Thursday Aug 12 Deadline for applications to the coming class of Leadership New Braunfels is Thursday Aug 12 Applications can be picked up at the chamber office For more information call 6252385 Jg Community blood drive set for Aug 13 The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Fri day Aug 13 from 1 pjn to 3 pm in the KMart parking lot located at 1050135 E The community blood supply is currently low offi cials have said If you are between 17 and 72 weigh at least 110 pounds and in good general health you can helpiby donating For more information contact the South Texas Regional Blood Bank at 18002925534 ext 217 Stanuntiscfa The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its rtaders to submit ittmt to Stammtisck According to the Sophienburg Archives and Humbert of the German community Stammtuck a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Wurstfest Partnership HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Students from New Braunfels back row from left are Cassle Behrendt Amy McKlnnon Cale Baese Jason Owens Students from Braunfels Germany front row from left are Katharlna Gross Jutta Roth Bettlna Schwlnd Carola Telle Also pictured are Fritz Welsch Chairman of Partnership Committee far and Gary Bird far left President of Wurstfest Association Tammy Albrecht 2nd from Reception for exchange students held yesterday From staff reports Four students from Braunfels Germany selected to participate in the Wurstfest Association Partner ship Student Exchange Program arrived in New Braunfels recently and were welcomed with a reception in their honor yesterday evening in the Opa Room on the Wurstfest grounds All of the students have a special Opportunity to experience the cul tures of Germany and the United States during the summer student exchange said Wurstfest Executive Director Suzanne Herbe lin The students and their families build friendships for a The exchange sponsored by the Wurstfest Association began in 1977 and has sent four New Braun fels students to Germany each of the past 16 years Four students in Braunfels Ger many also are selected to partici pate New Braunfels students are select ed to participate in the spring of each year At that time students must be in either their sophomore or junior year in high school be enrolled in Ger man class in school or have a basic knowledge of the German language from another source In making their selection follow ing personal interviews with both students and parents the Wurstfest exchange committee considers matu rity responsibility scholastic achievement school citizenship lan guage ability and personal appear ance Council sets election date for recall issue Nov 2 election date set for Bremer district two voters By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council approved an resolu tion last night calling the recall election for District 2 City Councilman Dan Bremer As expected the election will be held Nov 2 Council members were required to call the election after a petition containing more than 200 signatures was presented to the council Its the duty of the council to call the recall election and set the said city attorney Barry Moore The motion to call the election was made by Bremer A public hearing was held last week to allow Bremer the opportunity to address allegations contained in the petition New Braunfels residents organizing the petition said they will actively campaign to get Bremer off the council by distributing fliers purchasing signs and speaking to residents Bremer said he will not actively campaign against the recall but added that he will continue to get his message out and will make himself available to his constituents The council set the election for Nov 2 because it was the next regularly scheduled election day Voters will also be going to the polls that day to vote on several state amendments Only voters in District 2 will be casting ballots on the recall issue If the recall election is successful another election will be called in January to elect a new council member Bremer has not stated whether or not he will run in this election Council tables action on code of conduct By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council tabled a decision last night on whether or not to adopt a code of conduct for city council members employees and The vote was tabled at the request of District 4 oilman Paul Eraser who said he would like to give committees employees and citizens the opportunity to review the code and given their comments to the council I suspect there are citizens who would like to be more said Fraser Fraser suggested copies should be distributed to committees and city department heads so they can study how the code will impact their groups He also suggested copies should be available at the Municipal Building and the library for citizen review The council agreed and the copies will be available at both locations In addition Fraser suggested a public hearing could beheld District 2 Councilman Dan Bremer agreed with Fras er and said a workshop might be appropriate to hear comments from employees The code of conduct was developed by the ethics committee which has been meeting every other week since March 18 1 According to Fraser the issue was brought to the council earlier this year by Bremer Council delays decision on selling station By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council delayed making a decision Monday on whether or not to sell or rent Fire Station No 4 to the New Braunfels Christian Academy The station is located on Kerlick Lane approximately one block from the school Several council members stated they had received phone calls opposing selling the station to the acad emy The council members said the con cern of the callers centered around the increased traffic in the area They added that some residents in the area are hopeful that the fire station might be reopened We will eventually need a fire sta tion in that section of said May or Pro Tern Butch Benitez Jf we sell or lease it we will be in the predica ment that we have to However City Manager Hector Tamayo said the chances are slim mat Fire Station No 4 will be reopened because limited access to the Firemen get is shape with aerobics class By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer The New Braunfels Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services per sonnel are taking some step aerobics classes to improve their cardiovascular condition and endurance I wouldnt be allowed to speak for said Captain Danny Procknow But were better at doing There are three groups of firemen and EMS personnel each taking step aerobics once a start A lot of the guys left weights play basketball or baseball on their off days but this is a different type of work said Battalion Chief Don Zercher It works on the cardiovascular sys tem Its designed to get the heart rate up to between 160 and 180 and keep it there It does a pretty good of the guys are getting from 180 to 200 and that gives you a better cardio vascular workout There was a lot of negative reaction going into it to start with you know it seems like a sissy said Zercher But you get here and you sweat sweat not easy so now everybody thinks its going to do some HeraHZetong photo by JOHN HUSETH Jill Howie leads members of the New Braunfels Fire Dept through aerobic exercises In a pro gram designed to strengthen their cardiovascular system and endurance New assistant district attorney named by Reimer By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The Comal County District Attor neys Office has named former New Braunfels resident Dibrell Waldrip as assistant district attorney The announcement was made this week by District Attorney Bill Reimer Waldrip is currently a resident of Jordanton and is currently employed with the Atascosa Drug Task Force Hes a fine young said Reimer Hes very intelligent hes local and he has a feel for the commu Waldrips duties with Atascosa include doing drug forfeiture cases His past employment also includes working at the El Paso Court of Appeals 1 needed somebody who could help me with appellate said Reimer In addition Waldrip is a certified peace officer and worked in law enforcement before entering law school Gibbons to prosecute McBride By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A district court judge has approved a request by District Attorney Bill Rdmer to name a special prosecutor to work on the sexual assault case Of Kirk Wayne McBride Reimer made the request last week The judge has named Bill Gibbons of San Marcos as the special prosecutor Reimer said he made the request after the victim in the case made a public announcement that she plans to file a grievance against ReimerV office This destroys the relationship between the prosecutor and he said Its in the best interest of die victim to get somebody in who she has confidence The victim of the assault announced two weeks ago that she plans to file a grievance with the Texas State Bar She claims both District Attorney Bill Reimer and Assistant District Attorney Robert Fisher did not handle the case in which she is the victim i correctly The case involving the peraon filing the grievance concerns a rape Ait occurred in January 1990 The alleged assailant in the case is McBride McBride was convicted of the tape I in August 1990 He was sentenced to I four 99year terms The conviction1 was reversed in October 1992 Reimer said Gibbons has ed cases in Comal County before The original prosecutor on the case was Bill Fisher who recently resigned front his position as Comal Countys I assistant district attorney For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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