Thursday, September 16, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 16, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY COUNTDOWN 451 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March 12 Pages in one section Sept See restaurant reports in todays edition Page 2 New Braunfels Herald CENTS Serving Comal County Home of CORY BRANDENBURG I Vol 141 No 214 INSIDE Restaurant Pollen Sports SIAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Cory Branden burg Derek Quent Reece Tim mermann Happy Anniversary to Mr Mrs Vernon Wilson Ron Ellen Bueche Family Outreach classes underway Family Outreach is beginning free series of parenting classes STEP for parents of children ages 611 this week at to at Dittlinger Memo rial Library meeting room Late are enrollments welcome if you cant make the first meet ing The series will meet for nine consecutive Tuesday evenings ending Nov 9 Call to register at 6201299 Book fee S15 schol arships available Comal County Fair Queens Contest The Comal County Fair Queens Contest will be held on Sunday Sept 19 at the Canyon High School Commons There will be 22 young ladies from the local area high schools participating in the event The fair queens court will be repre senting the fair association at surrounding festivals for the upcoming year The cost is S2 per person and audience participation is a por tion of the judging Bracken VFD Ladies Aux meeting The Bracken Volunteer Fife Department Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday Sepi 21 at at the Firehouse Com munity Hall Canyon High Friends of Education meeting Canyon High School Friends of Education will meet Sept 28 at 7 in the high school library To be eligible for the scholar ship drawing members must have joined by Nov Collegiate as well as vocation al scholarships will be awarded GOP women to host luncheon Sept 20 T 3 New Braunfels Republi can Women will have their monthly luncheon Sept 20 at 12 at Molly Joes A style show will be held by The Collection The National Republican Neighborhood Meeting will be broadcast in New Braunfels on cable channel 38 or 16 at 5 Sept 20 AARP meeting on tap Sept 21 The American Association of Retired Persons AARP will meet Sept 21 at the Senior Citi zen Center at Refresh ments will be served at 9 Members should bring items for a white elephant sale and members with September birth days should bring cookies New members and guests are welcome 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 HeratdZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH At the future site of the Sertoma Center for Handicapped Children are from left State Director Steve Almqulst District Governor Jim Offleld Miles Wortham and Mo Rector Sertoma Center announced By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer During the next year New Braunfels may become the home of both the Sertoma Center for Handicapped Chil dren and The Sertoma Club of New Braunfels Officials announced Wednesday that property for the building site of the center has been donated by two New Braunfels women The property on Highway 46 near the Oak Run Subdivision was donated by Edna and Anne Wortham Dugger The designated to help chil dren with communicative disorders Officials are hoping to provide a comprehensive medical staff and facilities for research treatment and therapy with the major emphasis being on children with speech and hearing impairments Construction is expected to begin within a year In addition to this project officials announced that a Ser toma Club will be organized in New Braunfels this fall Sertoma is a nationwide civic club that promotes civic service projects Its name stands for Service to Mankind The New Braunfels club will be part of the Heart of Texas District which includes 10 Sertoma Clubs The New Braunfels Sertoma Club will be sponsored and support ed by the San Marcos Sertoma Club The club is actively seeking prospective charter mem bers and hopes to have a charter night banquet by Dec 1 The club will be responsible for the management of the Sertoma Center The Duggers are the aunt and cousin of Houston resident Miles Wortham a honorary trustee of the Sertoma Foundation and longtime member of the Ser toma Club Wortham aided in having the land donated I think this is going to be a wonderful thing for New Braunfels for handicapped children and said Wortham I wanted to create a center for and memo rialize the history of my aunt and her daughter in the com said Wortham The center is expected to have an educational diagnostic wing and a wing Both wings will be geared toward children It will be named after Edna and Anne Wortham Dugger My thought is that the center will not only be for to said Wbrtham According to Georgetown resident James Offield Dis trict Governor of Sertoma doctors and teachers at the cen ter will monitor the progress of children while at school He said the club will work in conjunction with school districts in order to determine what children need to be tested Also involved in the donation of the property were Rob Eversberg developer of Oak Run and real estate bro ker James Hendricks of Hendricks and Associates The formation of the local club was spearheaded by Morris Mo Rector a marketing consultant for Brown and Bigelow Rector has attended meetings of the San Marcos Sertoma Club He said he believes New Braunfels residents will be interested in the club and center Rectors said he believes that even though many resi dents are busy with other civic clubs and projects he knows they always have room for For more information on Sertoma or the center call Rector at 6297306 Airport access routes sought Questions remain on Seguins role By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Members of the Airport Improve ment Task Force are currently explor ing developing new access routes to the New Braunfels Municipal Airport The task force has been meeting for more than one year It includes repre sentatives of the City of Seguin City of New Braunfels Guadalupe Coun ty Comal County and the Seguin and the Greater New Braunfels chambers of commerce According to Randy Haugh chair man of the New Braunfels chamber traasportation committee the concerns of the task force have been to make the airport accessible to both Seguin and New Braunfels The purpose of our meeting was to review routes for roads and air he said Haugh said suggestions have includ ed extending FM 306 to connect into Guadalupe County and the airport extending Loop 337 or FM 758 Haugh explained the task force will continue to look at the natural resources of the areas and see what will affect the least number of people and what will be the least costly to How ever Haugh said no changes will be made soon This is not something that is going to occur in the next two to three years We are making plans for the next 20 to 25 he said How we set plans up and how we proceed with the state determines what kind of funding we could he said Although the airport is under the control of the City of New Braunfels both counties have been working on the plans If changes are made officials have discussed renaming the airport to include the City of Seguin However Guadalupe County Judge Jim Sage biel said officials from the City of Seguin have not regularly attended meetings At the last meeting something was said about Seguin not playing an active For whatever reason they have not been able to attend as they should he said Despite any alleged lack of participation from Seguin Sagebiel said the committee will not change any of its plans He said repre sentation from the Seguin Chamber of Commerce and the County has been constant If Seguin chooses not to partici pate we will still be working said Sagebiel Two suspects plead guilty to arson charges receive prison sentences Bv JENNIFER ROMPEL fnr By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Two Comal County residents plead ed guilty this week to charges of arson Dean Weaver 30 of Canyon Lake pleaded guilty to arson and was sen tenced to 20 years in the state peni tentiary In an unrelated case Raul Martinez 24 of New Braunfels pleaded guilty to burglary of a nonhabitation and arson He was sentenced to 23 years Both pleas were accepted by Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer Weaver was arrested June 10 for his connection with a series of mobile home fires that occurred between April 28 and May 31 in the Lakeview Park subdivision No one was injured in the incidents He was given the maximum sen tence for that offense Weaver also confessed Tuesday to committing an arson in Ohio that resulted in the death of a woman If Weaver is tried in Ohio he could be facing capital murder charges Martinez was charged a fire at Rhoads Interior burglarizing Granzins Barbecue and burglarizing and starting a fire at the Brauntex The ater in February according to Reimer He was arrested as a result of a Crime Stoppers tip An investigation into the case was conducted by New Braunfels Fire Mar shal John Herber According to Reimer 23 years was needed in order to get Martinez classified as a habitu al criminal Both were sentenced by a judge on Monday morning O I N T S Womens center given needed push by local United Way By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Officials at Comal County Family Violence also known around New Braunfels as the Womens Center say the United Way has given them the push they needed to start their fundrais ing drive to build their new facility Comal County Family Violence provides shel ter and related services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault The group receives from the United Way This accounts for approximately 8 percent of the centers bud get The center just recently completed a rundrais ing campaign in order to build a new shelter and administrative offices The campaign brought in and of inkind donations The new facility will be located on the extension of Common Street A startup date for construction has not been determined at this time Director Cindy Stauffer said it was the United Way that gave them the impetus they needed to get the fundraising drive under way The center opted to build the new facility because of a shortage of room in the current shel ter According to Stauffer victims were being turned away because of the lack of room board made the determination that they didnt want to be in that she said The center has been open since 198S and was originally organized by a group of volunteers At that time the center provided a 24hour crisis Unit line In 1987 the center secured a small house which could house four victims at one time However because of budgetary problems the center lost the house At that time victims would be taken as far as Hondo and Kerrville in order to find shelter During this period all of the programs were staffed by volunteers and funded by individuals and churches The center became a United Way agency in 1988 The United Way initially gave use a big boost We consider their support to be something we can count she said In 1989 the center was able to hire a parttime director and in 1990 a parttime vol unteer coordinator was hired The center currently operates a shel ter The location of the facility is not disclosed Volunteers are the backbone of our organization Our primary use of vol unteers is in our crisis said Stauffer According to Stauffer volunteers also serve as advocates in order to pick up victims of fami ly violence These advocates routinely respond to calls from McKenna Memorial Hospital Sansing brings financial software to UW By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer New Braunfels resident Davjd Sansing began working for the United Way of Comal County four years ago as a drive chairman for TXI cement and has since become a member of the board of directors in order to help the organi zation grow and improve Sansing who Is the financial manager for TXI Cement currently serves as the finance officer for the group Sansing said he was placed on the board after expressing an interest in it to other board members He has been on the board for three years and has helped the organization by developing finan cial software He said has been working on financial software for the campaign for one and half years We can monitor the campaign and track it using our personal computer he said The campaign kicked off last month and more David Sansing than 25 percent of the groups goal has been raised This years goal is Sansing said he would encourage people to donate to the United Way by telling them the group helps support 28 agencies in New Braunfels I think its very bene ficial and he said The organization tries to supply a lot to community Sansing has lived in New Braunfels for four years He is a member of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and has been involved with Little League baseball He is also a part pf the Chamber of Commerces Shadow program and part of the Teaching Learning Car ing program at Frazjer Elementary He is married to Tern Sansing They have two children Bryant and Darrell ties funded by the United Way such as Family prescriptions school supplies birth certificates Outreach the Emergency Childrens Shelter and etc Teen Connection Stauffer said the center will help with United and Drug Abuse and is designated to be used to Way fundraising drive by providing support for help children who are living in violent situations the Gruene Music Fest Stauffer said the center relies not only on fund The United Way funds are used by the center to ing from the United Way but also on other agen match grants and for miscellaneous items such as The center receives additional funding through various federal and state grants The most recent grant is from the Texas Commission on Alcohol A training session will be held at 6 Sept 20 for interested parties Staff members at the center include Stauffer Janet Harley and Kristin Seibert For more information on donating to the Unit ed Way call 6207760 Todays Texas Lottery numbers are 2 14 21 30 37 45 Jackpot million