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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 2, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY COUNTDOWN 465 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21 1845 March 21 1995 Joe Taylor1 given communications honorPage 5 New Braunfels 150 CENTS 14 Pages in two sections Sept HeraldZei 4 1 1 O Serving Comal County Home of EDGAR CLARA DIETERT I Vol 141 No 204 INSIDE 2 3 4 Looking Sports Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Zandra Aguilar Rita Free Happy Anniversary to Edgar Clara Dietert 68 Jack eve lyn Ohlrich 10 Symphony Guild plans first luncheon The New Braunfels chapter of the MidTexas Symphony Guild will hold the first of its regular brownbag luncheon meetings on Monday Sept 13 from am to 1 at the Victoria Bank meeting room 1000 N Walnut Ave Meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month Members participate in a variety of activities which support the MidTexas Symphony For membership information call Arlene Buhl at 6256411 NBISD HOSTS seek volunteers New Braunfels Independent School District HOSTS is look ing for volunteers to help chil dren with reading skills Call 6207533 for informa tion Registration for GeriGames started Anyone 62 years old or more is eligible to participate in Geri Games to be held Sept and 11 Added to the spelling bee trivia and assorted physical games enjoyed in past years is an arts and crafts competition which will be judged by members of the New Braunfels Art League Registrations are due by Sept 1 and my be obtained at the seniors center or from any nurs ing or retirement center For more information call Ida Sing at 6254642 Yearkbooks on sale at NBHS The New Braunfels High School Yearbook staff has mem ories yearbooks from as far back as 1957 for sale for each For more information call Stephanie Ferguson at 6256271 Habitat for Humanity meeting set Comal County Habitat for Humanity will meet at today at the Dittlinger Memorial Library Anyone interested in helping to eliminate poverty housing in Comal County is welcome to attend Call 6257005 for more information For those unable to attend the meeting donations for our first home may be sent to CCHFH Box 310487 New Braunfels Texas 781310487 WORD special meeting tonight The Water Oriented Recre ation District WORD will hold a special called meeting tonight at in the Canyon Lake Action Center Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to sub nut items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German communi ty Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the com munity to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Twovehicle accident results in one Wellknown businessman killed in mishap By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A New Braunfels business man died Wednesday after a twovehicle acci dent that occurred at at the intersection of Loop 337 and Com mon Street Russel R Koehler 43 of Marion was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1978 Cream AM General Jeep was hit by a 1987 national tractor and Koehler was the owner of Koehlers Lock and Safe on Faust Street in New Braunfels The tractor and trailer was driven by Michael Dewayne Wright 28 of Merkel Wright was a driver for the Ploof Truck Lines from Jacksonville According to reports the accident occurred when Wright was traveling north in the outside lane of Loop 337 Reports show Koehlers vehicle was stopped at a traffic light on Common Street and had just begun to proceed west through the light According to reports Wright had failed to stop at the stop light and col lided with Koehlers vehicle Koehlers vehicle was an old mail jeep which had steering equipment on the right side reports show Wright was reported to have some injuries but refused medical attention Two ambulances and four police units were called to the scene Lt John Wommack of the New Braunfels Police Department said offi cers will discuss charges against Wright with the county attorney New Braunfels police try to sort out what may have happened at the Intersection of Loop 337 and where a local businessman Ipgthjs life In an accident He said charges may be traffic charges or possibly Wright was towing a 1993 yellow Great Dane more severe flatbed trailer loaded with pounds of metal Officers were still cleaning up the debris at 1 Thursday morning Crime stats show total numbers up Police Chief Headen says increase not drastic HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Edwards kiosk at Landa Park Dedication ceremonies were held at Landa Park for the Edwards Springs kiosk at Landa Park by the Edwards Underground Water District and the City of New Braunfels Parks Recreation Department The new educational kiosk Is expected to reach approximately park visitors each year Pictured are from left Jack Ohlrich Kenneth Ikels and Craig Hollmlg All are directors of the EUWD Sales tax rebate still shows climb By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels and Comal County sales tax collections are still showing increases over last years collections according to statistics released from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Statistics show Comal County to be well ahead of last years collections in July Comal County collections were up percent from July 1992 The collections are up from in June 1992 to in June 1992 Year to date which includes eight months of the report ing year county collections are up 9 percent This is an increase from in 1992 to in 1993 In New Braunfels a smaller monthly increase of percent is recorded Statistics show in June 1992 was collected and was collected in June 1993 Year to date the city is up percent from in 1992 to in 1993 Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Execu tive Vice President Michael Meek said its hard to say why the county has a larger increase than the city However he said the city is remaining stable We dont see any big increases in the city The trend has been fairly he said Meek said increases in sales tax collections may contin ue despite the fact the tourist season is coming to an end He said the approach of the Christmas season should keep sales tax collections strong By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Major crime in the city of New Braunfels showed little increase from June to July according to statistics released from the New Braunfels Police Department July statistics show the total number of major crimes to be 353 up 84 from June Categories showing major increases are assaults and burglaries Assaults number 97 in July com pared to 51 in June New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen said this could be attributed to the large number of tourists in the city during July We cant know absolutely but it may be attributed to the increase in he said Headen also said more of the assaults may be reported because his officers are on the river and can deal with the incidents on the spot An increase was also reported in the total number of burglaries Burglaries increased from 73 in June to 101 in July In this category burglaries of a habitation increased from 11 in June to 20 in July burglaries of a nonhabi tation decreased from 15 to 14 bur glaries of a motor vehicle jumped from 44 to 62 and other burglaries increased from three to five Headen said the increase in bur glaries of a motor vehicle could also be attributed to the increase in tourists He said because there are more cars in the area there is the chance of more breakins of vehicles The following categories compare July 1993 to June 1993 unless other wise noted Total criminal offenses are up from 560 in June to 732 in July Total arrests are up 33 from 216 in June to 249 in July In July 1992 159 arrests were recorded We cant know absolutely but it may be attrib uted to the increase in Police Chief Dick Headen on explain ing an increase of 46 assaults reported in July Murders remained stable at zero Sexual assaults were down from seven to three Robberies were up from two to three were up from 121 to 130 Auto thefts were up from 15 to 18 Arsons were up from zero to one Compared to July 1992 total crimes are up from 302 to 353 Headen said this is not a drastic increase He also said one indicator is that the calls for service have increased from in July 1992 to in July 1993 Headen said this shows that there are more people in town and a lot more going on He added that the calls amounts to approximately 120 calls per day We have three to four units who are trying to stay up with he said Headen said the number of crimes should drastically decrease after the Labor Day Weekend Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 3 4O 27 32 46 41 Jackpot million
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