Friday, August 20, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 20, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 478 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March jim fltto M New Braunfels HeraldZeil 1 16 Pages in two sections Aug Serving Comal County Home of NATHAN KLABUNDE No 195 INSIDE Pet STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Jared Fellers Emit Helmcamp Candy OS teen Reynaldo Aghuirre Becky Moos Rosa Rodriguez Nomie Young Nathan Klabunde Denise Cordova Karen Wirth Happy Anniversary to Rudy Ann Juarez Doug Martha Fellers and Floyd Lenora Hutson 21 years 1993 Rodeo Queen contestants Comal County nigh 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 CAD changing 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 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 atin Tim Brierty Hospital Development 143 E Garza New Braunfels 78130 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophie nburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days hap penings We invite you to share with Aircraft accident HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Ron McCoy left and Comal County Deputy Sheriff Tim Schllchtlng right look over an ultralight aircraft after It crashed to the ground In an empty field on State Highway 46 west of New Braunfels The pilot 39yearold Steve Burks of Bulverde was not Injured Bulverde man walks away from crash By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer IJo reported in an ultra ligrSaircraftcrasli that occurred Thursday in an empty field on State Highway 46 west According to reports the ultralight was driving by Steve Frederick Burks 39 of Bulverde He was riding in a 1983 Eippa MX ultralight The accident occurred in an open field owned by Jim Hardin Real Estate on State Highway 46 just west of 281 show the pilot who isalsoan ultralight instructor landed with the aircraft and walked away from the accident No damage was done to the property According to reports the aircraft took off in approximately the same location it had landed Officers at the scene said the mm had attempted to take off got caught in the wind and h Departments responding to the scene were the Department of Public Safety Comal County Sheriffs Office and the Comal County Fire Marshal HEB purchases land in SE Comal County By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials at central office in San Antonio announced they have recently pur chased 19 acres of land in southeast corner of Comal County According to Mike De La Garza vice pres ident of public relations for the new ly purchased property is located on Farm to Market Road 3009 and Interstate Highway 35 in Schertz De La Garza said officials have not made any definite plans concerning the property at this point We dont anticipate any construction through he said According to officials the property was purchased earlier this year No price has been disclosed at this time Last year officials announced plans to build a new store off Interstate Highway 35 and Walnut Avenue in New Braunfels According to De La Garza these plans are still under way and no changes have been made concerning the New Braunfels proper ty An grocery store is currently locat ed on San Antonio Street in New Braunfels According to past reports this store will be closed after the new facility is constructed De La Garza said the property was pur chased in October 1992 Plans call for a larg er store to be constructed According to De La Garza construction is scheduled to begin in the next six months He said officials are hoping to have the facil ity completed in late 1993 or early 1994 Special correspondent John Kastner con tributed to this Gonzales man named to GBRA board John Specht given extension of leave By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Jen F Ripley of Gonzales was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Thursday The special election was called due to the resignation of former board chairman Joseph Pat Kelly of Victoria who was recently appointed judge of the 24th Judicial District of Texas Ripley was serving as vicechairman and had previously served as SecretaryTreasurer She had originally been appointed to the board by Gov Bill Clements in 1969 Ripley said that she intends to continue to lead the board with log ic innovation and strength and looks forward to new challenges as well as the opportunity to continue the excellent work we have already The GBRA board also granted a request for extension of 20year General Manager John Spechts administrative leave According to board member Olga Lara the request was made because Spechts lawyer has been on vacation for two weeks and requested thy additional time to prepare his case Specht has been on administrative leave with pay and benefits since June 22 when the GBRA board placed him on a 60day leave and appointed James Amst to serve as acting general manager According to David Welsch Director of Planning and Development for GBRA no reason has been given for placing Specht on adminis trative leave however board members have indicated that the action was the result of long term disagreements between the board and Specht In granting the extension the board specifically said leave was extended to September 16 but not passed that GBRA is governed by a board of nine directors representing ten counties within the Guadalupe River Basin Childrens Museum may be forced to close ByMARKLYON Managing Editor Officials with the Childrens1 Museum of New Braunfels said yesterday that if some financial obligations are not met by the muse um by the end of October the facility may be forced to close According to Museum board president Kookie Barbosa the Museum is some in debt and must see improvement immedi ately in paid attendance monetary con tributions to be able to satisfy the museums financial obligations She said the museum board came to the conclusion at a meeting held Wednesday night It seems like the harder we try the harder it she said WeVe tried to get the com munity to participate and support The museum could possibly said board member Francis Soechting We dont have enough revenue to keep the place open We need to expand but we havent been able to gamer enough The museum has three paid staff members and utilizes several volunteers on a continuing basis she said We feel this museum is something good for the Barbosa said I feel bad that were in such a bad financial Anyone interested in donating funds to the museum can do so in person at the muse ums location in the Courtyard Shopping Cen ter or by calling 6200939 HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Though no triemometers In the city showed 100 degress Thursday the heat Index pushed this 98 degree reading to 105 degrees In New Braunfels High temps cause alarm for ranchers By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer So far crops in the Comal County area have not suffered from the 54 consecutive days without rain however cattle raisers may have more cause for concern according to County Agricultural Extension Agent Joe Taylor According to Taylor the heat and dry weather are burn ing the grass making it difficult for ranchers to feed their cattle Taylor said many cattle ranchers are already thinking about supplemental feeding and some have weaned calves and taken cattle to market a little earlier than they normal ly would Taylor said cattle raisers can afford about one more month without rain before something must be done with their cattle If it doesnt have to move themor sell he said In Comal County raising cattle is a million industry On the farming side Taylor said most area fanners have been lucky He said the dry weather has helped some farm ers in getting the crops out of the fields According to Taylor the most common crops in Comal County are grain sorghum and com He said most farmers will be able to go until October before moisture will be needed for planting Taylor said he is watching the weather like everyone else in hopes of raia However this is the 54th day Comal Coun ty has been without rain and no showers are forecasted for the next several days according to officials at the Nation al Weather Service office in San Antonio The last rainfall in Comal County occurred June 26 when the area received ninetenths of an inch Taylor said the records for both Austin and San Antonio are 54 days with out rain Increase in heat related illnesses can be expected By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Illnesses related to the extreme heat of the summer are expected to increase in the upcoming months according to officials at McKenna Memorial Hospital Dr John Flanagan director of Emergency Room at McKenna said more cases of heatrelated illnesses are seen in the upcoming months because of the Hill Country Triathlon which is held in this area He said participants in the triathlon sometimes work out in too hot of conditions According to Flanagan cases of heat exhaustion are seen more often than heat stroke Heat exhaustion occurs when the body temperature goes up and the body begins los ing electrolytes If these electrolytes are not replaced the heat exhaustion can occur Heat stroke is a more severe case in which neurological damage can also occur Flanagan said those people who are exercising or work ing in the heat should be sure to drink plenty of fluids He also said sports drinks such as Gatorade are recommend ed over water because they help in replacing the elec trolytes According to Flanagan alcohol can also play a role in heat related illnesses He said alcohol contributes to the bodys loss of fluids People end up losing more fluids than they he said Flanagan also said those people drinking alcohol are less aware of the problems going on with their body and can go into full heat stroke Those suffering from chronic illnesses are also more susceptible to heat exhaustioa Flanagan those with diabetes emphysema and high blood pressure are more vulnerable to heat illnesses He also said young children are susceptible Symptoms of heat exhaustion are body cramps nausea vomiting and headaches For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144