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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas See 1993 Fantasy Football preview Sports Page 11A 175 CENTS COUNTDOWNi 476 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels HeraldZei YANDELL DP PASO TX 79903 30 Pages in three sections Aug Serving Comal County Home of MRS ALFRED FRANZISKA LIEBSCHER FOR 101 YEARS Vol 141 No 196 INSIDE S TAMMTISGH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Betty Jo Solomon Elizabeth Solomon Gladys Culpepper 85 Betty Kaufman Teresa Lopez Patricia Perez Ernesto Sotelo Randall Hooker Stephanie Salazar Lionel Lopez Ken Noble Ralph Man sivais Mrs Alfred Franziska Liebscher Happy Anniversary to Rudy Ann Juarez 21 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 ajn 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 65Ji anniversary on with formal ceremonies and events scheduled for Aug 29 beginning at 3 pjn Childrens Museum to close for repairs The Childrens Museum of New Braunfels will be closed Aug 23 through Sept 3 for maintenance The museum is open today from noon until 5 with opportunities to visit Grandmas Attic Where in the World Once Upon a Time and the Puppet Theatre Fall exhibits in the works include the Spirit of Crazy Horse and Crayola DreamMakers The eighth fall season opens Sept 4 More information regarding the current state of the Childrens Museum will be featured in Wednesays HeraldZeitung Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg 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 Fire destroys apartment Saturday Woman two children left without home after blaze By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Three New Braunfels Fire Department engines respond ed to an apartment fire Saturday that left a woman and two children temporarily displaced The fire occurred at apartment H5 of the River Park Apartments located at 241 Seville Drive According to officials the call came in at and firefighters were on the scene by No injuries were reported and the fire was completely extinguished by The apartment was occupied by Vicki WhisberBratusek and her two children According to Bra tusek she and one of her children were watching television when her three ear old son came into the room saying the clothes were on fire I jumped up in panic and ran to the closet opened the door and saw the clothes were on she said I grabbed the kids and went Bratusek said she went back into the house and grabbed the pet hamster and tried to get the fish aquariums However the heat from the fire had made the aquariums too hot to touch According to New Braunfels Fire Marshal John Berber the entire contents of the apartment were destroyed In addition the apartment upstairs had some minor smoke damage and incidental damage by firefighters attempting to extinguish the flames The rest of the apartment complex was not damaged Fire officials determined the fire was caused by Bra tuseks 3yearold son who had been playing with a ciga rette lighter Bratusek said she was thankful her son did not have a shirt on at the time because his clothing could have caught fire as well I jumped up in panic and ran to the closet opened the door and saw the clothes were on fire I grabbed the kids and went Vicki WhisberBratusek HeraldZeftung photo by JOHN HUSETH Fire Marshal John Herbert and apartment neighbors console Vickl WhisberBratusek and her child Herber said 16 firefighters were on the scene and all did an out standing job in containing the fire In two minutes the fire was under he said They did an outstanding job in containing the fire and keeping it from spreading to other Bratusek said she planned to return to the apartment Saturday to see if any items could be salvaged She has found a place to stay until further arrangements can be made Officials at the Comal County Red Cross said they have con tacted Bratusek and will help in taking care of her needs Three candidates emerge for EAA By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Kenneth G Heels Doug Miller and Kenneth Fiedler are among those being considered by Comal County Commissioners who are expected to appoint a representative to the new Edwards Aquifer Authority at Thurs days Commissioners Court accord ing to sources within the Comal County Courthouse Ikels is currently one of three Comal County representatives on the Edwards Underground Water Dis trict board of directors Miller has represented the City of New Braun fels New Braunfels Utilities and Comal County on water issues and Fiedler has been a water conserva tion activist in the local community for many years According to County Judge Carter Casteel commissioners have talked to various people including the New Braunfels City council members New Braunfels Utilities representa tives the city manager of Schertz the mayor of Garden Ridge rural cit izens of the county and members of the current Edwards Underground Water District about the appropriate choice We have encouraged and wel comed all the suggestions weve said Casteel We need to focus on saving the Comal Springs and pull together and not quibble about who gets to pick It wasnt something we sought it was given to us probably because half the coun ty is over the Edwards part of Schertz Garden Ridge and some of the rural she said Casteel said that although there are some New Braunfels representatives who believe the city should make the choice because it contributed finan cially to the fight to save the Comal Springs in the courts She said such reasoning would make the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority the one to make the choice since they spent the most money on the issue Casteel said the legislature made the decision on who would make the appointment based on the area affect ed which is more than the City of New Braunfels Council to hear report on Comal Springs from Miller By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council will convene in its regular meeting at Monday in Meeting Room D of the New Braunfels Municipal Building During the meeting the council will hear a report from the citys Comal Springs negotiator Doug Miller The council will also consider approving a resolution recommend ing the Comal County Commissioners Court form a nominating committee regarding appointments to the Edward Aquifer Authority and naming a rep resentative to the committee However officials from the com missioners court have announced that they will appoint a member to the Authority at their meeting on Thurs day In other business the council will consider the following matters Consideration and approval of a resolution of the city council approv ing supplemental watershed agree ment No Ill for the Comal River watershed and authorizing the mayor to sign the supplemental agreement and the letter officially closing the project Consideration and approval of a resolution of the city council approv ing the application of Eldyn C Branch for a separate vehicle for hire license for executive airport shuttle Sr Airman Anders honored as Airman of the Quarter By DAVID SULLENS Ed tor and Publisher Sr Airman Danny L Anders was honored as the Airman of the Quarter at a Friday reception at Honors Hall in New Braunfels The Airman of the Quarter honor sponsored by the Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce is a pro gram designed not only to honor its recipients but also to recognize the importance of Randolph Air Force Base to Comal County Speaking of Anders who was accompanied by his wife at the recep tion Lt Col Paul M Biemacki his squadron commander said A year ago Airman Anders asked what he should had to do to be successful in the Air Force and his sergeant told him be selected Airman of the Quarter by the city of New Lt Col Biemacki described Air man Anders as an exemplary young man He said Anders is a trainer for new young airmen entering his squadron is a member of the Base Honor Guard And we just learned last week that he has been selected for staff The squadron commander said Air man Anders is working toward his bachelors degree in electronics engi neering and is active in the communi ty Accepting the honor Anders said Thanks to everybody He par ticularly recognized his wife and expressed his appreciation for the support of the 12th Maintenance of which he is a member Gea Robert Gatliff who commands the 12th Flying Training Wing was unable to attend the reception but representing him Lt Col Mike Car dinal remarked Its always nice to feel appreciated by the people on the New Braunfels City Councilman Rudy Seidel presented Airman Anders with a key to the city and drew a laugh when he joked that it only works during business and applause when he told the young air man and his wife Were proud to have you Gifts that comprised a weekend in New Braunfels for the airman and his wife were described by Fritz Welch who acted as master of ceremonies for the reception Those gifts included a weekend at the River Run Condos dinner for two at the Gristmill Restaurant breakfast for two at Hill Country Restaurant lunch for two at Treetops Restaurant passes to the Baetge House the Hum mel Museum the Lindheimer Home the Museum of Texas Handmade Fur niture the Sophienburg Museum and Archives and Natural Bridge Cav erns and merchandise certificates from Harrisons Outlet at the Courtyard Shopping Center Henne Hardware The Santa Fe Shop Tis the Season Circle Arts Theatre STAGE at Bul verde and Wurstfest HeraldZoitung photo by KARLA WENZEL Airman of the Quarter New Braunfels Mayor Rudy Seidel presents Sr Airman Danny Lee Anders with the key to the city at a reception held at Honors Hall at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Friday Looking on Is wife Rachel The award honors airmen recipients and recognizes the Impor tance of Randolph Air Force Base to Comal County Todays 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