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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas SUNDA 75 CENTS cou 483 DAY New Braun Sesquteente March March New Braunfels 38 Pages In three sections Aug HeraldZe MO 16 80WEST MICRO PUB TSH 2627 E YAM DELL OR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County Homo of SHEILA SCHUETZ Vol 141 No 191 INSIDE STtMMtlSCH iy wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Sheila Schuetz Elsie Cooper Jonathan Walske Suzette Keoghan Rachel Saenz Arnie Alanis Frank Suhr Anne Frazer Ray Saenz Raymond Saenz belated Brlttni Schroat belat Rose Mary Sanchez belat Frank Heynis Happy Anniversary to Jeff Tammy Hand 6 Leonel 1993 Rodeo Queen contestants Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queens Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school dis trict as of Aug 16 Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high schools Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled A blood drive for New Braun fels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug 23 from 10 ajii 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 Eagles Auxiliary hosting Supper The Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary will have their Birthday Supper on Aug 17 at June July and August birthdays will be recognized Members are asked to bring a vegetable salad or dessert 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 Peace Lutheran to host Rally Day Sunday Aug 29 will be Ral ly Day at Peace Lutheran Church located at 1147 S Walnut in New Braunfels Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg 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 Top photo New Braunfels Fire Department Captain Wayne Rousseau runs to an emergency vehicle while carrying an eightyearold drowning victim Saturday Bottom right photo New Braunfels Fire Department emergency personnel members John Sheppard left and Woody Staggs right try to revive an eightyearold drowning victim Saturday near Cypress Bend Park on the Guadalupe River Captain Wayne Rousseau far Robert Parchman top and Iris Neffendorf of the New Braunfels Parks Dept assist In the unsuccessful rescue attempt Drowning claims life of 8 yearold Child stumbles into deep spot in Guadalupe River By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer An eightyear old girl drowned Saturday afternoon in the Guadalupe River at Cypress Bend Park according to the New Braunfels Fire Department The girl was wading in shallow water with three other friends when the group apparently stepped off into deeper water according to SgL Mac McEachem of the New Braunfels Police Department I They were wading and stepped off into a hole said McEachern Two got out by themselves and one was assisted by an adult but the other little girt was lost in the j McEachern said the girl was thought to have been in the water more than 15 minutes as some time is thought to have past before any one realized what had happened and were able to call for help Although immediately put on life support and transported to McKenna Memorial the child was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Precinct Harold Krueger who ruled the death an accidental drowning Battalion Chief Bob Reed of the New Braun fels Fire Department said the child was found almost immediately once emergency personnel got to the scene Patrolman Robert Parchman of the New Braunfels Police Department found the child in the water The call for help was logged at the police station at The girl was with her family and was par ticipating in a church outing according to the police The family lives in San Antonio Robinett wins contested race for NBISD board position By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Incum bent Dick Robinett was re elected to his district 3 seat on the New Braun fels Inde pendent School Dis trict board of trustees Saturday Robinett received a total of 171 votes 60 absentee NBISD results District 3 Dick Robinett Incumbent Tommy Allen District 1 Sylvia Sanchez District 5 John Seldel 171 72 24 50 Dick Robinett and 111 at the polls on Saturday Its always a priviledge and an honor that people trust said Robinett The bottom line is still the student and the classroom teacher We will continue to work for them and to get more participation in the a twoway street We appreciate everyones interest in our Robinett was challenged by John Thomas Allen who received a total of 72 votes 10 absentee and 62 at the polls Sylvia Sanchez who ran unopposed to complete her tamers term in the district 1 seat received 24 votes 2 absentee and 22 Saturday at the polls Sanchez will have to run again next year when the term expires should she decide to keep her posi tion on the board Also running unopposed was John Seidel for the district 5 seat He received a total of 50 votes 17 absentee and 33 votes at the polls Two NBISD atlarge seats on the board of trustees will also be up for election next year Gunfire ends in death of Seguin man Saturday By GARY P CARROLL News Editor What was originally thought to be a fatal shoot ing of a suspect by a New Braunfels Police Offi cer turned out to be a selfinflicted wound instead according to information from the New Braunfels Police Department William Franklin Sproles 24 of Seguin was pronounced dead on the scene by a Guadalupe County Justice of the Peace after an early morn ing chase involving the New Braunfels Police Canine Unit Police originally were called to a disturbance on the northeast side of New Braunfels at approxi mately 2 Saturday morning Upon arrival officers were fired upon by Sproles who then eluded police and fled the scene A search for Sproles ensued and the suspect was spotted by a county resident walking down Farm to Market Road 725 The police responded and Canine Officer Scott Lange gave chase and released his police dog in an attempt to apprehend Sproles Police officials say Sproles then apparently turned and fired on Lange and his canine officer with a semiautomatic handgun at which time Lange returned fire The suspect fell to the ground and was pro nounced dead in the Southbank subdivision presumably from Langes single shot However Police Chief Dick Headen said reports from the Texas Rangers and the Bexar County Medical Examiners Office found that Sproles died as the result of a single gunshot wound possibly from a 3 80 caliber to the neck and head Langes service revolver is a 9mm and the shot fired from his gun apparently missed Sproles An initial report from one local media source indicated the death was a result of a bullet from Langes gun HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfeis Detective Kevin Stevens foreground and Captain Ray Douglas left look for shell casings from William Spolesgun Saturday morning Headen said although some of the burden has been lifted off his officers shoulders due to the findings of the investigation there is still more work to do On television they shoot people and it doesnt bother them in real life it Headen said From the sake of my officer its good to know that he didnt take a persons life that the person took his Lange will be provided with support services and Headen said even more support will be pro vided by Langes fellow officers Headen said standard procedure is to place offi cers involved in shootings on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation which is ultimately turned over to the district attorney for possible grand jury consideration However Headen did not feel that Lange would have to be placed on leave All indications point to Lange acting cor rectly and it appears to be absolutely justifiable on his Headen said Initially I placed him on leave which is normal procedure but Im not sure thats where hell than likely he Technos announces plans to move facilities headquarters to county By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Technos Corp has announced plans to move its headquarters and manufacturing facilities from their current location in San Antonio to an area in southwest Comal County Technos Corp has purchased property on FM 3009 and Interstate Highway 35 in Schertz The company will be building a square foot plant which will employ 25 people Technos Corp President and Owner Philip Neal a resident of Comal County said the busi ness hopes to be hiring other employees from the Comal County area Our business is expanding he said In the next couple of years we hope to double our work Negotiations to purchase the property began four months ago according to Neal He said the cost of purchasing the land and constructing the plant is estimated at The land which was used for pasture was bought from a local group of attorney investors Neal said the company decided to relocate to the Schertz area partially because of the citys aggres sive efforts to attract businesses The city of Schertz was very instrumental in bringing us to the We had decided to build a new facility and looked in the area the city of Schertz has instituted a very aggressive marketing strategy for socalled clean manufac turing and clean industrial he said Neal said the city offered tax abatements and help with permits in order to attract the business to the area Construction on the facility is expected to begin this month The construction firm is Hancock and Sheridan The facility should be completed in five months Hopefully we will be moved in and under operation by said Neal Technos Corp manufactures large industrial Vestal Steel plans move to Schertz By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Vestal Steel Specialities Inc has announced plans to relocate its facilities ftpm San Anto nio to Schertz Walter Vestef president of the company said the company plans to build a shop for structural steel fabrication He said no deinjfc timeline for the move has been set but be said it could happen within a year The facility will employ 20 to 25 people Vestal said no additional employees MtflJ be brought in immediately It will just be the plant personnel and what we have As attrition works Im swre we will be hiring from this he Vestal said the shop will be moving only miles He added the reasons for the deal with the need for a larger facility Hie facility will be located on the far side Of Comal County oa FM 3009 Special correspondent John Kastner tributed to fans that are used in cement plants steel mills and power plants The company has been in business for 10 years Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice Presi dent Michael Meek said the moving of the plant will not have much effect on New Braunfels directly but is still beneficial to the area A strong regional economy helps he said Neal said the company moved after it had out grown its facility in San Antonio Special correspondent John Kastner con tributedto this report Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 3 2838 49 32 5 Jackpot million
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