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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY New Braunfels Lady Unicorns begin play Sports 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 479 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March 21 1995 New Braunfels HeraldZc 410 NO 16 WEST mx HO PUBLISH J YANHELL DR 12 Pages in one section Aug ASO Serving Comat County Home of DENNIS PENNY RHOADS Vol 141 No 194 INSIDE STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Louise Soils Karen Worth Milton Erben Martin Resales Happy Anniversary to Pant Wayne Roitsch Rudy Lily Guerrero Dennis Penny Rhoads 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 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 CADchanging locations Sept 1 Effective Sept 1 the Comal Appraisal District will be at their new location in Suite 101 of the Landa Offices at 178 E Mill Street The mailing address and phone number will remain the same however It is Box 311222 New Braunfels Texas 781311222 and 2106258597 Cross Lutheran celebrating 65 years Cross Lutheran Church of New Braunfels will be celebrating its 65th anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Aug 29 beginning at 3 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 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 Assault theft increased in July county crime stats say By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County crime statistics for the July reporting period show an increase in six of the eight reporting categories of offenses Total offenses in July increased by 23 com pared to June In June 130 offenses were report ed and in July 126 were reported The only category showing a decrease was forcible rape Offenses in this category decreased from three to one Statistics also show one case to be cleared during this reporting period In the criminal homicide category numbers remained the same at zero Sheriff Jack Bremer said the increase in crime during the summer months should not be a cause for alarm among county residents I dont think they should be alarmed about that When I get concerned is when I see an increase from year to he said Bremer also said an increase in crime is tradi tional during the summer months Its going to continue during the summer because of the influx of people from out of town I also think the heat has a lot to do with it People get restless and start to move he said Bremer said crime should begin to decrease in the fall months However he said burglaries may increase since many summer visitors may leave houses vacant during the fall Statistics gathered by the sheriffs office are compiled according to the Uniform Crime Report ing Bureau regulations Eight classifications of offenses are listed on the statistics Incidents of robbery increased this period from zero in June to one in July Statistics do not show any cases to be cleared at this time In the assault category statistics show an 1 County Criminal Forcible Motor Veh Law officers increase of nine offenses In July 38 assaults were reported compared to 29 in June Statistics show 29 of these offenses were cleared In this category three assaults involved the use of firearms three involved a knife three other dangerous weapons and nine strongarm Twen ty were classified as simple assaults THE END OF His PATROL By JEN R ROMPEL Staff Writer Highway Patrol Sgt Bob Holder will end his 16year career with the Highway Patrol this month but he will not end his ties with the Department of Public Safety Upon his retirement at the end of this month Holder will take a posi tion with the DPS as a vehicle inspection technician beginning Sept 1 Holder has served this area as Highway Patrol sergeant since 1977 when he was stationed in San Antonio Holder 49 said he opted to keep working because of his age I have too many working years left After spending this amount of time in this position as I have I thought it was time for a change and had made my he said When he came to this area in 1977 his area of responsibility included Comal County and the northern half of Bexar County He said he made his home in the Comal County area from the begin ning We have made our home here the entire time I chose not to be promoted because I would have to leave New he said Holder began his career with the DPS in 1967 and was stationed in 1968 in Beaumont Three months later he was relo cated to the Conroe area and in 1971 he was transferred to Electra He continued to advance when he was transferred to Austin in 1975 and then promoted to Sergeant in this area in 1977 The office was originally located in San Antonio and Holders duties included overseeing eight troopers in Comal County and six in Bexar County The Bexar County troopers were later tranferred to another sergeant area DPS patrolman retires after 16 years of service In 1978 the office was relocated to Comal County with the area of responsibility remaining the same Office space was provided by Comal County at the courthouse In 1982 DPS moved to the new facility which houses Highway Patrol License and Weight and the drivers license service Holder said his best experience with the Highway Patrol occurred 10 years ago when he and his offi cers located a lost child by using the DPS helicopter from Austin The 3yearold child was located just before nightfall when the tem perature was expected to drop dra matically My worst experience was losing one of my best friends who headed up the New Braunfels Police Department for many he said Chief Bumey Boeck was very instrumental in helping me grow from the rookie sergeant Holders education has included attending Midwestern State Univer sity in Wichita Falls and the Law Enforcement Management Institute In addition he was the first High way Patrol supervisor to attend the FBI National Academy in Quanti co Va Holder has also instructed vari ous law enforcement courses and programs around the state includ ing San Antonio College and the DPS Academy in Austin He has also served as the training coordinator for Officer Survival Schools in the San Antonio High way Patrol District In addition to his service for Comal County Holder served as the head of the District 3B Civil Disturbance Management Team from 1979 through 1990 Accord HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Sgt Bob Holder who will retire this month will still have duties with the DPS Former NB resident to take Holders position By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Former New Braunfels resident John Ritter 40 has been named to the position of sergeant at the Comal County Highway Patrol Office Ritter will begin his duties as sergeant on Sept 1 after Sgt Bob Holder retires Holder is retiring flora his position after serving 16 years in the Comal County area According to Holder Ritter attended New Braunfels schools and was a former trooper on the DPS Civil Dis turbance Management Team for this area 1 expect the sergeant to fit right said Holder Ritter was bom in Lubbock in 1953 He graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1971 He has been with the Department of Public Safety since October 1977 Ritter was promoted to sergeant on July and began his service in Fort Stockton He had served at Highway Patrol office in Jordanton before that point ing to Holder this team is responsi ble for responding to events through out Texas where problems are likely to occur Holder attributes his success to his employees and the troopers What successes Ive experienced are a direct result of the troopers and employees who have come under my supervision I am very proud of all these he said Holder is married to Kelly B Holder support services supervisor for New Braunfels Police Depart ment Dr Carlos Campos named to state medical board By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer AUSTIN Gov Ann Richards has appointed Dr Carlos Campos of New Braunfels to the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners accord ing to a release from the Its a tremendous priviledge to be on the said Campos Im very happy to be representing the doctors of the state as well as the governor and the people of Texas on this board The Texas State Board of Medical Exam iners regulates physicians awards licenses and administers discipline so its an honor to The board meets every six weeks and Campos was appointed for a six year term The board includes 15 doctors and three consumers Campos is replacing Dr George Bayoud of Garland whose term expired Campos 38 is a private practice physician and chief of staffelect at McKenna Memorial Hospital He earned a bachelors degree from Baylor University a from Baylor college of Medicine and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center He is a member of the Texas and American Medical Associations and a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians He also is involved with the New i M WORD to notify permit holders of ending styrofoam exemptions Dr Carlos Campos Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and the task force investigating the burning of toxic and hazardous waste in Comal County By ROBERT STEWART Special to the HeraldZeitung board of the Water Oriented Recreation District voted Wednesday to notify permit holders of their intent to eliminate exemptions to the districts antisty rofoam ordinance effective May 1994 Currently styrofoam flotation blocks in canoes and Water Wader cool ers which fit inside inner tubes are exempted from the ordinance The May date was chosen because the cool ers will be manufactured with an alter native material by then The board also authorized funding of experiments with inner tubes filled with foam for canoe flotation The action is just as an intent to change the ordinance as the actual law must be passed by the new board seat ed in 1994 The board also voted to cosponsor the Sept 11 Guadalupe River Trash Bash designating for Tshirts and food for volunteers The third annual river cleanup event is being organized by the Friends For Rivers environmental group Last year WORD gave to the event This year WORD has given to the Upper Guadalupe River Cleanup and to the Corps of Engineers Canyon Park Cleanup Citizen Donna Krueger pointed out that WORD dis trict tax money had already been spent outside the WORD district in the upper cleanup and that the Sept 11 cleanup would take place partially in the city limits of New Braunfels which is pro tected from WORD taxation Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 3 32 33 35 44 45 Jackpot million
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